Patents by Inventor Joseph M. Paniaguas

Joseph M. Paniaguas has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5091833
    Abstract: A kit for creating a face on a head-like base such as a pumpkin to create a jack-o-lantern or the like. The kit includes a plurality of illuminating units, each of which has a battery and light bulb, and a plurality of largely translucent facial elements such as an eye, mouth, ear, etc. The facial elements are screwed into the illuminating unit to envelop and surround the light bulb so that light from the bulb's light is transmitted through the facial elements and emitted from the external surfaces of those elements. The assembly is configured so that the battery is housed in a spear-like pointed base which may be pushed into the head-like base and the light-emitting facial element thereby affixed to the outer surface of the head-like base. Other non-illuminated facial elements may supplement the illuminated ones. The translucent facial elements are interchangeable on the illuminating units so that the same unit can use different elements and the user can have different choices of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Inventors: Joseph M. Paniaguas, Maureen J. Paniaguas