Patents by Inventor Thomas Rattray

Thomas Rattray 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: 4651367
    Abstract: A collapsible baby crib having two pairs of opposed end legs, two centrally-located side legs, the legs being pivotally interconnected by upper and lower horizontal tubes, and covered by a fabric to form a generally rectangular crib which can be zig-zag folded to a collapsed condition. Two floor halves in the lower portion of the crib form a bottom wall. Each floor half is formed of a generally triangular section, the two triangular sections being hinged together along a diagonal line. One triangular section is hinged to an end tube and one triangular section is hinged to a side tube. The floor is folded within the confines of the crib walls when in collapsed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Gerber Products Company
    Inventors: John D. Osher, Thomas Rattray
  • Patent number: 4645183
    Abstract: An adjustable enclosure is provided for young children including a plurality of inner panels and a pair of end panels formed of tubes connected in a rectangular shape with a section of mesh material extending therebetween. The panels are connected in pivotal relation by hinge means designed to articulate approximately allowing the panels to be folded together compactly for easy transport, an also to resist pivotal motion to a degree whereby young children cannot readily pivot one panel relative to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Gerber Products Company
    Inventors: Thomas Rattray, John D. Osher
  • Patent number: 4614679
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent structure for the removal and retention of moisture and/or particulate from a soiled object coming in contact therewith. The structure preferably comprises a macroscopically patterned, three-dimensionally expanded, shear resistant uppermost layer having an object contacting surface and a non-object contacting surface, said uppermost layer exhibiting a pattern of protuberances extending upwardly from a first plane and terminating in a second plane substantially parallel to and remote from the first plane. The uppermost layer further exhibits a multiplicity of discrete apertures in its second plane and is pervious to moisture in its first plane. A moisture absorbent substrate having its uppermost surface coextensive with the uppermost object contacting layer is secured substantially continuously to substantially all of the non-object contacting surface of the uppermost layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Theodore E. Farrington, Jr., Milton D. Spahni, Thomas Rattray
  • Patent number: D278362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: Con-Serv Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Rattray