Combined Patents (Class 206/.81)
  • Patent number: 10667588
    Abstract: A card holder for storing a plurality of transaction cards its a stacked configuration inside a case with an internal frame, a side opening and a lower opening. The lower frame is configured to hold a stack of transaction cards. Formed on a face of the case is a finger slot that allow the user to manually rotate the cards when in a stacked configuration inside the case so that the top edge of the cards are staggered and fan outward through a side opening. The lower opening on the case is configured so that when the cards fan outward through the side opening, the lower corners of the cards extend through the lower opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald Chi-Yin Chan, Yau Sing Hubert Sin, Brian Hiyin Lee
  • Patent number: 9919842
    Abstract: A food holding device includes a receptacle member having a body and a surrounding wall for containing food. A flexible strap is attached to the receptacle member. One end of the strap is connectible to secure the receptacle around an object (e.g., a thigh of a child). The flexible strap has ends that are configured for releasable connection (e.g., using hook and loop material). The ends can overlappingly connect to secure the receptacle to the child. The strap can be attached to the receptacle member in a number of ways, and may be removable. A liner and/or a closure device (e.g., lid or drawstring) may be used with the device. The receptacle member can receive and hold a container or a pre-packaged item. The receptacle member can be a pre-packaged item itself with an attached or attachable strap. One or more parts of the device can be disposable and/or reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Daddy Loves!, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Martin Di Tata
  • Patent number: 9681721
    Abstract: Disclosed is a card wallet for use with cards such as identification cards, credit cards, RFID cards. The card wallet comprises a base and lower and upper arms extending from the base. The lower arm and upper arms each comprise a channel portion and a protrusion disposed at an outer end portion. The base and channel portions of the lower and upper arms form a retention area. The protrusions moveable between a non-biased position where the retention area is closed and a biased position where the retention area is open. In operation, the protrusions of the lower and upper arms are moved to the biased position upon insertion of the cards at the protrusions allowing complete insertion of the cards and then return of the protrusions of the lower and upper arms to the non-biased position where the cards are retained within the retention area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Decadent Minimalist Inc.
    Inventor: Erik P. Moon
  • Patent number: 9672668
    Abstract: An electronic system is configured to receive input content (e.g., audio content, video content and/or other content) from a user and convert the input content to input signals (e.g., audio signals, video signals, etc.) that are stored in an electronic storage medium, where the input signals correspond with specific code signals. The recorded input signals are output based upon specific code signals input to the electronic device. For example, the electronic system can include an electronic device and at least one accessory associated with the electronic device, where the accessory includes an accessory code that is readable by a code reader of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica S. Yu
  • Patent number: 9615650
    Abstract: An armband includes an electronic device holder including an outer shell for holding an electronic device. A first wing structure with a first strap opening extends outward from the outer shell and a second wing structure with a second strap opening extends outward from the outer shell. The armband further includes a strap with at least one attachment portion located between a first end portion and a second end portion of the strap for detachably securing the first end portion after the strap has passed through the first strap opening and for detachably securing the second end portion after the strap has passed through the second strap opening. An inner layer of the strap includes a moisture wicking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Superior Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Michael Soriano, Vivian Wei-Fen Chou
  • Patent number: 9532668
    Abstract: A rotatable display for containing an article including a coin. The rotatable display can include an article receptacle for holding the article, which can be easily rotated by a user. The article receptacle can have an outer flange. A display panel can rotatably capture the article receptacle. The display panel can include a first display layer and an annular retaining structure mounted to the first display layer rotatably capturing the outer flange of the article receptacle against the first display layer. The annular retaining structure can be deflectable against the outer flange. The annular retaining structure can have a smooth slippery surface, and can be configured for deflecting away from the first display layer and to facilitate rotation of the outer flange and the article receptacle relative to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: The Unicover Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Schoeler, Cheryl Mefford
  • Patent number: 9532669
    Abstract: A rotatable display for containing an article including a coin. The rotatable display can include an article receptacle for holding the article, which can be easily rotated by a user. The article receptacle can have an outer flange. A display panel can rotatably capture the article receptacle. The display panel can include a first display layer and an annular retaining structure mounted to the first display layer rotatably capturing the outer flange of the article receptacle against the first display layer. The annular retaining structure can be deflectable against the outer flange. The annular retaining structure can have a smooth slippery surface, and can be configured for deflecting away from the first display layer and to facilitate rotation of the outer flange and the article receptacle relative to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: The Unicover Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Schoeler, Cheryl Mefford, Thomas Eric Delaplaine, Debra Zoe Seemel, Katherine Clark Helzer
  • Patent number: 8550239
    Abstract: An interface apparatus for identical and non-compatible coin holders that enables them to be vertically stacked one atop another, with the interface therebetween, and oriented such that their certificates of authenticity face the same direction. The subject interface apparatus is comprised of a substantially rectangular planar plate having irregular contoured front and back surfaces designed for mating engagement with NGC and PCGS coin cases to facilitate stacking thereof. The apparatus optionally includes voids or “windows” sized, shaped and located to enable viewing of coins and certificates disposed within the cases when mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Nakonechny
  • Patent number: 8123026
    Abstract: The present invention is a coin inventory storage apparatus which allows a coin collector to store and display multiple coins. The coin inventory storage apparatus contains a plurality of selectively removable tubular structures for storing and displaying coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventors: Derek DePuydt, Kelly DePuydt
  • Patent number: 7437840
    Abstract: The Invention is a memorabilia apparatus. Indicia are imprinted on a medallion using convention minting technology. An ice hockey puck or a model of a tire has a cavity adapted to receive and to support the medallion for display. The cavity of the puck or model of a tire exerts a pre-selected force upon the medallion over a pre-selected area, holding the medallion in place during handling while allowing a collector to release the medallion from the puck or model of the tire. Alternatively, resilient or spring retaining members releasably engage the puck or model of the tire and the medallion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Phillip Ratmansky, Joel David Ratmansky
  • Patent number: 7356953
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided comprising; (a) an image insert, the image insert being bendable from a planar configuration to a non-planar display configuration, wherein the image insert comprises a plurality of first surfaces for displaying a first image, and a plurality of second surfaces for displaying a second image; and (b) a display frame for supporting the image insert in the non-planar display configuration. The display frame comprises an abutment structure for abutting the plurality of first surfaces and the plurality of second surfaces to secure the plurality of first surfaces at a non-zero angle relative to the plurality of second surfaces and to resist unbending of the image insert. Optionally, the display assembly may be part of a book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Samuel Davis
  • Patent number: 7347356
    Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously collecting and retaining coins and advertising or promoting a commercial product or services as well as advertising or promoting the operations of a charitable entity. The apparatus is preferably cylindrical and lightweight, and includes an removable end and opening for receiving coins. Advertising material or other printed information, both from charitable and commercial entities, is displayed on the external surface of the apparatus. Product samples, advertising, promotion or other materials are placed inside the container prior to distribution. Upon receipt by the consumer, materials within the container are removed and the container is used as a storage device, preferably for coins that are ultimately returned to an automated counter for donation, at least in part, to a charitable organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventors: Lundy S. Fields, Jerry L. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 7299918
    Abstract: A coin storage and display assembly includes a panel that has a front side and a back side. The panel has a generally rectangular shape. United States flag indicia are positioned on the front side and consist of a canton and thirteen stripes. The canton has fifty star shaped depressions therein. Each of a plurality of inserts has a size and shape adapted for being removably positioned in and frictionally coupled to one of the depressions. Each of the inserts has a first side and a second side. Each of the first sides has a circular shaped indentation therein. The indentations each have a diameter equal to a coin, such as a quarter. Each of a plurality of quarters may be removably positioned in one of the indentations and each of the inserts may be removably positioned in one of the depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald R. Patrick
  • Patent number: 6604626
    Abstract: A coin display case provides for the selective viewing of each face of each coin displayed, independently of other coins displayed therein. The case has a base with a storage drawer, with a sloped display area thereabove for the flat display of coins which do not fit the pivotally mounted holders of the rest of the case. A shelf mounting area at the back of the base provides for a series of coin display shelves to be stacked thereon. Each shelf comprises a rectangular frame with a series of opposed coin holder pivots extending inwardly from each major wall. The pivots enable coins held therebetween to be pivoted about their vertical axes, for viewing both sides of commemorative coins minted with both faces having the same orientation. Alternatively, the shelves may be placed with the pivots aligned horizontally, for viewing both sides of monetary coins having relatively inverted opposite faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: Keith A. Hanshaw
  • Patent number: 6554130
    Abstract: A set of coins is arranged relative to a display having discrete regions associated with discrete coins within the set. In a preferred embodiment, the display is a map, and an opening is provided within the borders of or proximate to each state on the map in order to receive a respective coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventors: Mark A. Krull, Gregory A. Welte
  • Patent number: 6435930
    Abstract: A toy bank having a base structure to store coins. A basketball player is mounted above the base structure, the basketball player having a coin holder generally shaped as a basketball. After the coin is placed in the coin holder, a lever arm is pushed thereby operating a rotation mechanism to cause the basketball player to elevate, rotate and pivot its arms to deliver the coin to a coin receptacle. The coin receptacle resembles a basketball goal and is designed to receive and direct the coin inside the base structure. Thus, when the lever arm is pressed, the toy bank simulates a basketball player shooting or “dunking” a basketball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: David W. Higgins
  • Patent number: 6412626
    Abstract: A set of coins is arranged relative to a display having discrete regions associated with discrete coins within the set. In a preferred embodiment, the display is a map, and an opening is provided within the borders of or proximate to each state on the map in order to receive a respective coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventors: Mark A. Krull, Gregory A. Welte
  • Patent number: 6364204
    Abstract: A receptacle for catching and containing coins being disgorged by a slot machine or similar gaming apparatus is disclosed. The receptacle eliminates the necessity of transferring coins from a disbursement pan into a container. The receptacle includes a bucket having a mouth and a lid having a flexible conduit extending therefrom. The conduit has an inner diameter suitable for the passage of gaming tokens or coinage upon the receptacle being positioned within the disbursement pan of the slot machine. The lid is secured to the bucket. The receptacle is optionally modified to include a handle or a strap to facilitate conveyance thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Patsy A. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20020000387
    Abstract: A set of coins is arranged relative to a display having discrete regions associated with discrete coins within the set. In a preferred embodiment, the display is a map, and an opening is provided within the borders of or proximate to each state on the map in order to receive a respective coin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventors: Mark A. Krull, Gregory A. Welte
  • Patent number: 6318547
    Abstract: A pocket-size container for metal coins has a structure in the form and dimensions of a normal credit card, debit card and similar documents and has a plurality of recesses (2). A coin is inserted into each of the recesses according to measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Pierino Pianezzola
  • Publication number: 20010032790
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inexpensively retrofitting existing cash register tills with an insert comprising a coin cup holder designed to fit into an existing bill slot for stabilizing coin cups. The coin cup holder allows the coin cup to rest evenly without rocking, and the coin cup can be removed from the till for ease of counting coins. A special coin cup is provided designed to rest in the coin cup holder and comprising a notch in one of the walls to allow it to pass the attachment points of a bill weight typically provided in existing cash tills to hold down bills in the bill slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventor: Odie Kenneth Carter
  • Patent number: 6176614
    Abstract: A celebrity autograph collector disk system for maintaining valuable objects in a safe environment is disclosed. The system includes at least one disk selected from a set of disks from a celebrity genre. Each disk is circular in shape and has a front face having an interior circle. The interior circle has primary indicia in the form of a picture of the face of a celebrity therein. Secondary indicia is provided in the space between the interior circle and the exterior circle. The secondary indicia includes the name of the pictured celebrity and the year of publication. The disk also has a reverse face with a pair of parallel lines extending thereacross to define a space for an autograph of the celebrity. The space above the parallel lines and below the parallel lines contain indicia correlated to the indicia on the front side including at least some alpha-numeric characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventor: Frank N. Taylor