Patents by Inventor Ronald Mark Buck

Ronald Mark Buck 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: 10370148
    Abstract: A food container is disclosed that is configured to attach to either (1) a beverage container lid, the lid comprising a lid wall with a lid coupling structure, or (2) a rim of a beverage can. The food container includes a food compartment comprising a side wall and a bottom and a food compartment coupling structure extending from the bottom outer wall coupling structure and an inner wall that further comprises an inner wall coupling structure. When the food container is mounted to the beverage container lid, the outer wall coupling structure mates with the lid coupling structure. When the food container is mounted to the beverage can, the inner wall coupling structure hooks underneath the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Snacktops, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10266319
    Abstract: A cup lid with an integrated container that can be coupled to a beverage cup has a continuous outer coupling ring which circumscribes a footprint of the lid, and a drink-hole planar surface above the coupling ring and within the lid footprint. An annular surface above the coupling ring, within and non-concentric with the lid footprint, is connected to the drink-hole planar surface. A food container has a container inner wall extending downward from the annular surface, and a bottom connected to the container inner wall and coplanar with or below the coupling ring. A drink hole for drinking a liquid in the cup extends through the drink-hole surface at a position outside of the annular surface, and a cover is removably attached to the annular surface and encloses the food container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10255831
    Abstract: A low-profile light tile assembly that employs a self-adhesive, removable/exchangeable photograph or artwork overlay. The light tile provides frameless edge-to-edge illumination that may be illuminated by a single LED light strip. The light tile may hang on a wall, or used as a countertop display. When mounted on a wall, the assembly uses a male/female magnet-based mating system that offers dial-in leveling. The light tile image also looks vibrant and beautiful when the light tile is not illuminated. The light tile may be programmed or turned on or off via a wireless remote control. An ultra-thin rechargeable battery maintains the tiles low-profile. When used as a countertop display, the light tile may use a USB cord to plug into a wall socket. The light tile assembly may come in a kit that includes a folding countertop display stand, a battery charging station, and an optional front-surface-mounting picture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10246220
    Abstract: A food container coupling system includes a food container configured to attach to a can or a beverage container lid/coupler. The food container includes a food compartment with a side wall and a bottom, which has a food compartment coupling structure. The food compartment coupling structure has an inner wall coupling structure with an inner wall jut, and is shaped complementary to the rim of a beverage can and when the food container is mounted to the beverage can, the food compartment coupling structure mates with the beverage can rim. The system may also include a beverage container lid/coupler with a coupling ring adapted to mate with the rim of a beverage container, wherein the rim defines a second plane, and a beverage container lid coupling structure extends from the second plane and can mate with the food compartment coupling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Mark Buck, Allen Tucker
  • Patent number: 10213983
    Abstract: A three-dimensional sticker is disclosed that includes a body. The body has the following components: a rigid main sheet constructed from a thermoformable plastic layer, and a flexible/stretchable ink layer adhered the main sheet. Additionally, the body may employ an adhesive layer comprising a repositionable adhesive adhered to the rigid main sheet and a thermoformable release liner detachably adhered to the adhesive layer. The body is thermoformed into a three-dimensional shape with an anchor region and an elevated region. The anchor region is substantially planar and defines an anchor plane, and the elevated region is outside of the anchor plane. The adhesive layer and release liner may be present in the anchor region and elevated region. Additionally, the three-dimensional sticker may comprise a multi-part construction wherein the parts can be separated from each other for easier transport and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10217382
    Abstract: A three-dimensional sticker is disclosed that includes a body. The body has the following components: a rigid main sheet constructed from a thermoformable plastic layer, and a flexible/stretchable ink layer adhered the main sheet. Additionally, the body may employ an adhesive layer comprising a repositionable adhesive adhered to the rigid main sheet and a thermoformable release liner detachably adhered to the adhesive layer. The body is thermoformed into a three-dimensional shape with an anchor region and an elevated region. The anchor region is substantially planar and defines an anchor plane, and the elevated region is outside of the anchor plane. The adhesive layer and release liner may be present in the anchor region and elevated region. Additionally, the three-dimensional sticker may comprise a multi-part construction wherein the parts can be separated from each other for easier transport and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10201949
    Abstract: A three-dimensional sticker is disclosed that includes a body. The body has the following components: a rigid main sheet constructed from a thermoformable plastic layer, and a flexible/stretchable ink layer adhered the main sheet. Additionally, the body may employ an adhesive layer comprising a repositionable adhesive adhered to the rigid main sheet and a thermoformable release liner detachably adhered to the adhesive layer. The body is thermoformed into a three-dimensional shape with an anchor region and an elevated region. The anchor region is substantially planar and defines an anchor plane, and the elevated region is outside of the anchor plane. The adhesive layer and release liner may be present in the anchor region and elevated region. Additionally, the three-dimensional sticker may comprise a multi-part construction wherein the parts can be separated from each other for easier transport and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10201948
    Abstract: A three-dimensional sticker is disclosed that includes a body. The body has the following components: a rigid main sheet constructed from a thermoformable plastic layer, and a flexible/stretchable ink layer adhered the main sheet. Additionally, the body may employ an adhesive layer comprising a repositionable adhesive adhered to the rigid main sheet and a thermoformable release liner detachably adhered to the adhesive layer. The body is thermoformed into a three-dimensional shape with an anchor region and an elevated region. The anchor region is substantially planar and defines an anchor plane, and the elevated region is outside of the anchor plane. The adhesive layer and release liner may be present in the anchor region and elevated region. Additionally, the three-dimensional sticker may comprise a multi-part construction wherein the parts can be separated from each other for easier transport and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10159367
    Abstract: A container lid is disclosed that accepts a snap-on container. The lid includes a continuous outer coupling trough for attachment to the open top of a beverage container where the trough circumscribes a footprint of the container lid. A straw-hole planar surface is disposed within the footprint, the straw-hole planar surface is adjacent to the outer coupling trough and a hole for drinking a liquid in the container extends through the straw-hole planar surface. A riser wall extends away from the straw-hole planar surface and defines a first planar surface above the straw-hole planar surface. A sip hole extends through the first planar surface. A food container coupling wall connects to the first planar surface and extends from the first planar surface to a position lower than the first planar surface and a food container coupling bottom connected to the food container coupling wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10086986
    Abstract: A food container is disclosed that includes a food compartment and a seal-on cover. The food compartment has an outer rim that circumscribes a volume. The food compartment outer rim has tear tab guides that extend outward from the rim. The seal-on cover has a peripheral edge with two portions, the first portion is connected to the rim and the second portion is not connected to the rim and extends past the outer rim forming an overhang. The extended tear tab guides are located adjacent to the overhang and direct the user as to where the tear line begins at the overhang and extends to an opposite side of the peripheral edge. When a user pulls on the overhang, the seal-on cover tears along the tear line and exposes a portion of the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Publication number: 20180235387
    Abstract: A container lid is disclosed that accepts a snap-on container. The lid includes a continuous outer coupling trough for attachment to the open top of a beverage container where the trough circumscribes a footprint of the container lid. A straw-hole planar surface is disposed within the footprint, the straw-hole planar surface is adjacent to the outer coupling trough and a hole for drinking a liquid in the container extends through the straw-hole planar surface. A riser wall extends away from the straw-hole planar surface and defines a first planar surface above the straw-hole planar surface. A sip hole extends through the first planar surface. A food container coupling wall connects to the first planar surface and extends from the first planar surface to a position lower than the first planar surface and a food container coupling bottom connected to the food container coupling wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: SNACKTOPS
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D823701
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D825335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D825351
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D830201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D830202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D830822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D832642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D833212
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: D859936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Snacktops, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck