Coin Container (i.e., For Holding Coins In Bulk) Patents (Class 150/150)
  • Patent number: 10315122
    Abstract: A doll carrier is described. The doll carrier may include an elastic housing with a longitudinal slit and the width of the slit may be configured to expand widthwise upon pressing upon the top and bottom of the housing. The doll carrier may further include a clip allowing the carrier to be clipped to a backpack or another substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ALLINFUN PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Andrew Martin Bedford
  • Patent number: 10080417
    Abstract: A container (10) comprising a body (11) having an internal container space (18) and an opening (14), the opening (14) being biased to a substantially closed configuration, at least opposing sections (12, 13) of the container (10) being resiliently biased towards each other to minimize the volume of the internal container space (18), wherein a user can insert at least one item into the container space (18) through the opening (14) in use by temporary deformation of at least a portion of the container (10), and the resilient bias of the at least opposing sections (12, 13) of the container (10) can apply a compressive force in use to the at least one item received in the container space (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Louise Wallwork
  • Patent number: 9648929
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides a system for the enhancement of the hoop portion of a hoop earring. Particularly, the disclosed system enables different and various design elements to be secured and optionally removed from hoop earrings. The disclosed earring assembly comprises an earring comprising a hoop member and a cover. The cover comprises a front face and a rear face attached to the front face, thereby defining a cavity for receiving the hoop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Spirit Hoops, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Henry Tew, Anna Carrington Tew, Joshua Richard Brown
  • Patent number: 9259065
    Abstract: The invention relates to a case for coins or plastic cards or documents or similar items with a first and a second hard shell, a joint, pivotally connecting the first and the second hard shell to each other at the edges thereof, a center part pivotally connected to the first and the second hard shell by means of the joint, means for selectively locking the center part to the first hard shell and to the second hard shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Wingerter, Katrin Mengel
  • Publication number: 20130025750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a case for coins or plastic cards or documents or similar items with a first and a second hard shell, a joint, pivotally connecting the first and the second hard shell to each other at the edges thereof, a centre part pivotally connected to the first and the second hard shell by means of the joint, means for selectively locking the centre part to the first hard shell and to the second hard shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Wingerter, Katrin Mengel
  • Patent number: 8215348
    Abstract: A system relating to improved coin currency containment, collection, and retrieval, when carrying or utilizing a purse or pocketbook. The system provides an exterior-mounted coin slot that directs loose coin from such coin slot into an interior expandable zippered pocket within the pocketbook. Alternately, the pocket has a window to view such stored coin in the internal coin pocket portion, assisting a user in easy recognition and retrieval of desired coin from the pocket. It may, under appropriate circumstances, also be used on other personal item carriers such as, purses, handbags, wallets, backpacks, messenger bags, attach├ęs, fanny packs, duffel bags, luggage, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Schreiber
  • Patent number: 7845377
    Abstract: A purse or handbag is provided with a coin separator tray to facilitate access to coins that have been dropped into the purse. The coin separator tray has an elongated pan dimensioned to match the length and width of the base of the purse or handbag, and is open at one end wall. A coin-separating cover fits onto the side walls of the pan. The cover has generally horizontal shelves that overlap to define a generally horizontal elongated coin slot. Any loose coins in the purse or handbag migrate to the base and pass through the coin slot into said pan. The coins can be dispensed by opening a flap at the base of the purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventors: Robert F. Edwards, Jr., Janet L. LaVeck
  • Publication number: 20100132857
    Abstract: A purse or handbag is provided with a coin separator tray to facilitate access to coins that have been dropped into the purse. The coin separator tray has an elongated pan dimensioned to match the length and width of the base of the purse or handbag, and is open at one end wall. A coin-separating cover fits onto the side walls of the pan. The cover has generally horizontal shelves that overlap to define a generally horizontal elongated coin slot. Any loose coins in the purse or handbag migrate to the base and pass through the coin slot into said pan. The coins can be dispensed by opening a flap at the base of the purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Robert F. Edwards, JR., Janet L. LaVeck
  • Publication number: 20090260732
    Abstract: The method of making a folding coin purse involves forming a first pocket and a second pocket on a layer of rectangular material. A peripheral border is biased into an upstanding position. The peripheral border frames an access opening between the first pocket and the second pocket. A second half of the body folds over a first half of the body to close the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Lee Boyarski
  • Patent number: 7556073
    Abstract: A folding wallet configured to fit the front pockets of trousers, thereby encouraging such use to avoid neurological injury caused by carrying a wallet in the rear pockets of trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Michael L. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20080128059
    Abstract: This method of making a folding coin purse involves forming a first pocket and a second pocket on a layer of rectangular material. A peripheral border is biased into an upstanding position. The peripheral border frames an access opening between the first pocket and the second pocket. A second half of the body folds over a first half of the body to close the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph Lee BOYARSKI
  • Patent number: 7083512
    Abstract: An improved coin and token organizing, holding and dispensing apparatus comprises a lower housing for organizing, holding and dispensing a pre-determined number of coins and tokens of varying sizes and denominations. The lower housing has a substantially rectangular shape having a taper along its length so that the apparatus fits conveniently in pocket or purse and is comfortable to hold. The apparatus is well suited for visually and physically impaired individuals as it permits the ready identification and handling of coins based on the tapered shape of the apparatus and the ability to distinguish by touch one coin from another. The lower housing has a substantially open top surface, a closed flat bottom surface; and, closed vertical sides. Within the lower housing is a plurality of linearly disposed cylindrical wells. Each well is adapted to receive a coin or token of a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventors: Marc Auguste, Jr., Marc B. Auguste, Sr., Jacqueline A Johnson-Auguste
  • Patent number: 6722317
    Abstract: An animal treat dispensing and training device formed of a resilient material and defining a closed end and an elliptically shaped, slightly convex, dispensing end having an arcuate slot extending about the lower periphery thereof such that upon squeezing the dispenser adjacent its dispensing end, the slot is caused to open allowing one or more treats to be readily dispensed therefrom. Upon releasing the pressure on the dispenser, it returns to its prior disposition, closing and sealing the slot to again secure the remaining treats within the dispenser. A bell is attached to the device for attracting the attention of the animal to be trained whereby the user can shake the dispenser to alert the animal to a command and dispense the treat with the simple squeezing motion of the same hand to effect patterned response learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Anthony L. O'Rourke
  • Publication number: 20020053378
    Abstract: A billfold having a front panel and a back panel that intersects the front panel along an edge. At least one of the front panel and the back panel have a first pocket formed therein. The first pocket has a width that permits currency to be placed therein in an unfolded orientation. The first pocket has a first retaining strap attached thereto that is sized to receive a portion of a checkbook to substantially prevent the checkbook from moving laterally in the first pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Inventor: Vladimir Gribovsky
  • Patent number: 6361210
    Abstract: A waterproof case which seals out sea water and opens upon the application of pressure on two opposite points. The case has a flattened wallet shape and is made from a single piece of synthetic material. The case has two opening edges with at least one opening edge having a compressible strip. The case is absolutely waterproof in a static state until pressure is applied to the edges of the case which forces the opening edges to separate from one another. The case is useful for protecting various objects, such as coins, bank notes, keys, identity papers again water, perspiration, sand, dust and similar objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Jacques Denko
  • Patent number: 6357640
    Abstract: A carrier capable of carrying one or more differently sized coin buckets typically provided by casinos to their clientele. The carrier can be adapted so that it is held to the body of the user via means of a belt or a shoulder strap. The carrier can be adapted to accommodate differently sized casino coin buckets by reconfiguring various connectable sections of the carrier. A method is described whereby the carrier is made by sewing together sturdy pieces of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Slot Slinger, Inc.
    Inventors: Gail A. Rickard, Lois J. Brinker
  • Patent number: 6200243
    Abstract: User adjustable weight device 10 is worn by a user for applying weight to the user. Weight device 10 comprises a strap portion 12 and weight roll pockets 14. Rolls of weights 16 are inserted into and removed from the weight roll pockets 14 so that a desired amount of weight is controlled, adjusted, and achieved by the user as desired. Weight device 10 further has a fluid containing device 24 with a fluid inlet 26. Fluid containing device 24 receives and holds fluid filled by the user through the fluid inlet 26. Fluid is filled into or removed from the fluid containing device 24 so that a desired amount of weight is controlled, adjusted, and achieved by the user as desired. An audio unit 30 is coupled to the strap portion 12 wherein the audio unit 30 is able to play and/or record information. A storage pocket 40 is coupled to the strap portion 12 wherein the storage pocket 40 stores various items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventor: Samuel R. Meranto
  • Patent number: 6149003
    Abstract: A system for protecting collectible cards and the like. A transparent card holder holds the collectible card and an authentication certificate. The card holder is sealed to prevent removal of the card and certificate. A light impervious pouch receives the card holder to protect against fading of the card due to ultraviolet light exposure and to prevent scratching or other damage to the card holder. The pouch includes a transparent window through which the authentication certificate can be viewed without removing the card holder from the pouch. A flap covers the opening in the pouch through which the card holder is inserted. The pouch is formed from a soft material that will not scratch the card holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Bruce Brown and Frank Barone
    Inventor: David Day
  • Patent number: 6068401
    Abstract: A stretchable bag includes an enclosed bag body made of a bag fabric. The bag body has an opening at one place thereof. The bag fabric includes an elastic layer and a surface layer adhered thereto. The elastic layer is preferably formed from foamed polybutylene gum or styrene or butadiene gum. The surface layer being preferably formed a fabric of nylon yarns or polyester yarns. The bag body has an elasticity that enables the opening to be stretched open to facilitate placement of articles into the bag body and to contract thereafter to ensure that the contents of the bag body do not fall out. At least one side of the bag fabric is provided with an ornamental layer to enhance visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Bridge Elite, Inc.
    Inventor: Claudia Ho
  • Patent number: 5965182
    Abstract: An elastic or flexible spherical animal toy, be having an interior space (15) and a slit or narrow opening (11) of elongated shape through the housing to the interior space (15). The slit or narrow opening (11) widens into a hole when pressure is applied to the ends of the slit or narrow opening, allowing a treat (17), such as animal food, treat or odor producing substances, inside the toy to fall out. An animal can typically open the slit (11) occasionally gain access to items placed inside the toy by biting or squeezing the toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: Tony Mikael Lindgren
  • Patent number: 5623980
    Abstract: A holder for receiving and retaining small objects comprises two substantially planar sheets, the sheets being joined to each other along a majority of their perimeters and separated along a minority of their perimeters to form a pocket between the sheets having a deformable aperture defined by the separated perimeters. The aperture and the pocket are sized to receive and hold the small objects. The holder further comprises a notch at each end of and contiguous with the aperture so that upon application of opposing pressure at the ends of the aperture, the holder is deformed to provide an opening for receiving or releasing the small objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Quikey Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter C. McMahon
  • Patent number: 5506019
    Abstract: A table cover for covering a top surface and open side areas of a table. The inventive device includes a top cover web having opposed top cover longitudinal edges thereof placable over the top surface of an associated table structure. A first side drape web is coupled to a first edge of the top cover so as to hang downwardly therefrom to cover a first open side area of the table. A second side drape web is similarly coupled to a second edge of the top cover to hang downwardly therefrom to cover a second open side area of the table. The table cover is formed by a process resulting in an inherent placement of the table cover in a folded condition for rolling into a supply roll, whereby a suitable length of the table cover can be dispensed from the roll and cut to fit a particular length of the associated table. The table cover is preferably formed of contrastingly colored webs and may additionally include a valance extending along a juncture of the first side web and the top cover web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventors: Joseph T. Abeyta, Anna A. Abeyta
  • Patent number: 5472281
    Abstract: A self closing receptacle is provided comprising an elongated flexible tube having a pair of ends. The tube has a central portion intermediate its ends, the central portion having an exterior surface with a first convex curvature transverse to a direction of elongation of the flexible tube. Each one of the pair of ends is crimped together to seal the central portion. The crimped ends are arranged to align with one another through a plane such that the exterior surface has a second convex curvature in the direction of elongation outside of the plane, and a concave curvature in the direction of elongation within the plane. The central portion has an axially directed slot in the plane through the concave curvature such that the central portion bows outward and the slot deforms in response to squeezing pressure applied along the crimped ends to permit insertion or removal of an object through the slot. A method of making the foregoing receptacle is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Inventor: Paul E. Phelps
  • Patent number: 5454644
    Abstract: Foldable object such as information carrier, container or the like, having two wings (1, 2) which can be folded and unfolded about a swing line (3), whereby wing surfaces (4, 5) are provided which fold down between the wings during folding and fold out from between them when the wings are unfolded and the object consists mainly of a shape having projecting and recessed fold lines, so that by folding the wings (1, 2) the wing surfaces (4, 5) can be arranged between the wings and that after unfolding the wings the shape forms an essentially flat surface, the shape having two main fold lines (6, 7) whose intersection point (8) lies on the swing line (3) of the two wings and whereby starting from the each intersection point (25) of the longitudinal fold lines (23, 24) with the main fold lines (6, 7), perpendicularly to the longitudinal fold lines (23, 24), recessed fold lines (26) parallel to the transverse fold line (16) are provided, characterized in that respectively parallel to the longitudinal fold lines (23
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Inventor: Andreas Augustin
  • Patent number: 5069261
    Abstract: A coin holding device comprises a pair of generally rectangular resilient wall members, at least one of which is preferably transparent. The two flexible walls are secured to one another along three perimeter edges. The remaining perimeter edge is unsecured. An inner flexible transparent pouch for holding coins and the like is contained within the wall members. The front end of the pouch has gently curved front walls leading to an opening through which coins may be inserted and removed. A pair of resilient flaps extends inwardly from the unsecured edges of the flexible walls. The flaps are joined along a central seam. A small relieved region in each flap forms an aperture in the central seam. The opening of the flexible pouch is joined to the flaps at the aperture. Absent pressure from a user, the resilient wall members remain flat and hold the coin aperture closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Inventor: Bryan Ji
  • Patent number: 4907694
    Abstract: A coin pouch including an enclosure member formed of molded polymer, rubber, or other elastomeric but resilient material, and incorporating upper and lower walls, side walls, and an end wall, with an entrance opening at its opposite end. A fastener locates at the entrance to the pouch, to secure coins or other items therein, during application. The fastener may comprise Velcro, snap clasp, or the like. The pouch is formed of a molded polymer, preferably polyvinyl chloride, and incorporates sufficient resiliency to allow for its maintenance in a generally flattened condition, for convenience of usage, but which can be compressed into opening, at its entrance, for the deposit or removal of coins from within its pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: MOCAP
    Inventors: Joseph T. Miller, Edward F. Brown