Patents by Inventor Stephen Sams

Stephen Sams 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).

  • Publication number: 20110127320
    Abstract: A container includes a base portion (11), a lid portion (12), and a hinge portion (13) connecting the base portion to the lid portion. The lid portion and/or the base portion are movable about the hinge portion between an open configuration and a closed configuration in which the lid portion overlies the base portion substantially in the form of a book. The base portion has a shell (40) attached thereto to form a sheath for receiving one or more articles (20). The sheath has an open end or outlet (44) and allows one or more articles to slide relative thereto in the direction substantially parallel to the base portion between a storage position and one or more dispensing positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Sams, Anthony Fraser, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Publication number: 20110011875
    Abstract: A container is disclosed for housing a tray or blister pack. The container comprises a shell (40) with an internal volume for holding the tray or blister pack, and a cover (10) with a base (11), hinge (13), and lid (12) for enclosing the shell (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Sams, Anthony Fraser
  • Publication number: 20100308055
    Abstract: A closure for a container, the closure having a base portion (1) which defines an opening and a lid portion (2) which is moveable away from and towards the opening to open and close the container, a first fastener (4A, 4B) for releasably securing the lid and base portions (1, 2) together in a closed position, and second fasteners (5A, 6B) for irreversibly securing the lid and base portions (1, 2) in a closed position prior to disposal of the container so the closure cannot be re-opened without substantial change thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen Sams
  • Patent number: 7188746
    Abstract: This invention relates to a closure arrangement for closing an opening in a base component. In particular—but not exclusively—this invention relates to a closure arrangement for a container, to serve as an openable lid for the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Martin Zethoff, Thomas Radtke, Kenneth Young, Bernard Sams, Stephen Sams
  • Publication number: 20060049078
    Abstract: Packaging for a blister pack (15) containing medication pills is in the form of a container (16) having a tray (17) for receiving the blister pack (15) and a lid (18) hinged to the tray (17), for movement between open and closed positions. A pin (30) or (34) is carried by one of the tray (17) and lid (18) to project towards the other of the tray and lid. The pin (30) is configured to trap the blister pack thereon, between the tray (17) and a broken-away part (29) of the lid (18), whereas pin (34) has one or more barbs (35) to retain the blister pack thereon. When a blister pack (15) has been pushed on to the pin (30) or (34), removal of the pack from the packaging is resisted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Bernard Sams, Stephen Sams
  • Publication number: 20050236412
    Abstract: This invention relates to a closure arrangement for closing an opening in a base component. In particular—but not exclusively—this invention relates to a closure arrangement for a container, to serve as an openable lid for the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Martin Zethoff, Thomas Radtke, Kenneth Young, Bernard Sams, Stephen Sams
  • Patent number: 6942118
    Abstract: This invention relates to a closure arrangement for closing an opening in a base component. In particular—but not exclusively—this invention relates to a closure arrangement for a container, to serve as an openable lid for the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Martin Zethoff, Thomas Radtke, Kenneth Young, Bernard Sams, Stephen Sams
  • Publication number: 20040251275
    Abstract: A dispensing device (10) comprising a first (20) and second (30) pressurized containers, each fitted with a valve (40, 50) and respectively comprising a first and second compositions. The valve (40) of the first container and the valve of the second container are facing each other. The device comprises actuator means (70) for actuating the valves to allow the expulsion of said first and second compositions from their respective containers into a flow pathway (260, 270, 280). The flow pathway comprises mixing means (270) for mixing said first and second compositions into a mixed composition. The mixed composition is dispensed onto the surface to be treated via dispensing means (290) which may comprise an applicator (310, 320).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen Sams, David Aubrey Plumptre, Steven Wimpenny
  • Publication number: 20030106897
    Abstract: This invention relates to a closure arrangement for closing an opening in a base component. In particular—but not exclusively—this invention relates to a closure arrangement for a container, to serve as an openable lid for the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Martin Zethoff, Thomas Radtke, Kenneth Young, Bernard Sams, Stephen Sams
  • Patent number: D471440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Sams, Bernard Sams
  • Patent number: D559102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Mark Houghton, Stephen Sams, Dorothea Luise Niklas, Martin Zethoff
  • Patent number: D485461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Sams, Bernard Sams, Kenneth Young, Heike Kammerer, Martin Zethoff
  • Patent number: D498623
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Sams, Bernard Sams, Kenneth Young, Heike Kammerer, Martin Zethoff