Patents by Inventor Philip R. Katz

Philip R. Katz 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: 5088611
    Abstract: A container overcap seal arrangement including flanges formed on the neck of the container and at the distal end of a decorative overcap. A band of shrink wrap plastic material is placed around the flanges and heated sufficiently so that it shrinks into close engagement with the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Cosrich Incorporated
    Inventor: Philip R. Katz
  • Patent number: 5042371
    Abstract: Apparatus for storing and bundling recyclable material includes rotatable containment members separated by a space, which support the recyclable material spanning the space. Rotation of the containment members allows bundling material lined up with the space to completely encircle the recyclable material without interference from the structure of the storage and bundling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Inventor: Philip R. Katz
  • Patent number: 4970951
    Abstract: An electrically actuated can crushing apparatus having a housing, a reversible motor mounted within the housing, a threaded shaft coupled for rotation with the output shaft of the motor, and an arm threadingly engaged to the threaded shaft. An antirotation device prohibits the arm from rotation thus permitting the arm to move upwardly and downwardly, dependent upon the direction of rotation of the threaded shaft. An uppermost pressure plate is secured to the arm at an angle skewed to the longitudial axis of the vertically disposed threaded shaft. The housing supports a lowermost pressure plate which is affixed in a horizontal plane and is adapted with an upwardly directed protrusion to accommodate the depression usually found in the base of cans to be crushed. Upon the actuation of the motor, the uppermost pressure plate, which is constantly maintained at a slight angular relationship with the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft, approaches the lowermost pressure plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: Philip R. Katz