For Holding A Phonograph Cylinder Patents (Class 206/15)
  • Patent number: 10099444
    Abstract: The invention concerns an elongated protective corner for the transport and/or packaging of products. The corner has at least two non-corrugated paperboard plies combined together to create two perpendicular wings and an apex The plies form multiple ply sections, and at least one of the ply sections of a given ply overlaps another ply section of the same ply. This overlapping arrangement gives the apex a resistance force of about 100 to about 500 lbs. The thickness of the corner can vary, with each wing being in the range of about 100 to about 250 points, and each ply is made from paperboard having a grammage of about 120 to about 380 g/m2. The resistance force can be determined by mounting the corner upon two blocks, and applying a force to the apex at a middle of the corner until a fracture is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Abzac Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Pierre-Michel D'Anglade
  • Patent number: 6155087
    Abstract: There is disclosed a reduced-encumbrance anti-theft case (1) for compact disks, musicassettes, videocassettes and the like, comprising a containing box (5), a movable abutment member (7, 7') and a locking and unlocking device (11, 11') of the abutment member (7, 7'). The box (5) is comprised of: an upper and a lower face (15, 17) substantially C-shaped; a rear holding wall (19) connected to the two faces (15, 17); and two elongated front holding walls (25, 27) connected to corresponding ends of the two upper and lower faces (15, 17). The abutment member (7, 7') is longitudinally slidingly connected to the lower face (17) and has a C-shape similar thereto. In a closing position, an engagement end (47) of the abutment member (7, 7') and the second holding wall (27) cooperate with the item (3) to prevent its undesired removal from the case (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Pietro Necchi
  • Patent number: 6126001
    Abstract: A nestable security package for a media storage box includes a housing having a hanger end and a compartment. The compartment is formed by a front wall, a pair of spaced, parallel side walls, a rear wall, a bottom wall, and a top flange. These walls are disposed and configured to receive a media storage box. A locking mechanism is provided that may be moved from a locking position to an unlocked position wherein the media storage box is lockingly retained in the compartment when the locking mechanism is in the locked position. The object of the invention is to provide a security package which does not substantially increase the storage footprint depth of the media storage box. This object is achieved by providing wall configurations that allow one security package to nest with an adjacent security package such that the storage footprint depth of the media storage box is only increased by a single wall thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. McGill
  • Patent number: 6105784
    Abstract: Packaging for an article having an insert (11) has a central projecting portion to accommodate an article. A catch (14) projects from a rim of the insert (11) and is wedge shaped to guide the insert (11) into a box (3) designed to contain the insert. During the insertion process, the catch (14) slides against an inner surface of the box (3) until it reaches an aperture (8) in the box wall. The catch (14) then engages the aperture (8) to resist removal of the insert (11), until the catch (14) is pressed and released by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tiina-Maria Salminen, Hanna Sonne, Pentti Juhani Laiho, Ulla Uimonen
  • Patent number: 6105782
    Abstract: A storage container for multiple wafers in alignment in its pod, includes: a hollow door element which opens and hermetically closes the open front of the pod; and a guide arrangement for guiding and positioning the door element into the open front when the door element is closed. This guide arrangement is configured of a first inclined guide portion, at least, formed in the underpart of the opening of the pod, gradually going outwards toward the distal end; and a second inclined guide portion, at least, formed in the underpart of the periphery of the door element, gradually going outwards from the inner side to the outer side and coming in contact with the first inclined guide portion when the door element is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymers Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fujimori, Masato Takahashi, Toshiyuki Kamada
  • Patent number: 6102207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collectable article authentication system in which the collectable article is placed in a core. For example, the collectable article can be a comic book. Means for authenticating the collectable article is coupled to the core. The core is received in a cavity of a case. The cavity is formed between a top and bottom. The top and bottom are ultrasonically bonded together. The case is designed to include means for positively indicating sealing of the top to the bottom which means form a visible irreparable condition of the case indicative of tampering. Key slots are formed in the side of the case to allow a purchaser after purchasing the collectable article to insert a tool, such as a screw driver, in order to open the case. After the case is opened, the core layers can be peeled apart for allowing the purchaser to handle the collectable article. It will be appreciated that after the case has been opened, the collectable article is no longer certified as authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Comics Guarantee Corporation
    Inventor: Paul D. Carse
  • Patent number: 6099047
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for cases or containers which includes engagable lock elements, one of which can be rotatable into a lockable and a non-lockable alignment. The exposed surfaces of the lock elements are flush with surrounding wall surfaces of the case or container when the mechanism is locked. The mechanism can be concealed by matching the exposed surfaces of the lock elements with the surrounding surfaces of the case or container. The mechanism include springs which bias the lock elements. Appropriate spring strengths can be selected to prevent infants and young children from opening the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventors: Douglas L. Reiff, Ross A. Weldy
  • Patent number: 6082572
    Abstract: A container requiring more than one operation to open is provided. The container includes a hollow body and a lid attached to the hollow body which opens in a given direction. The container also includes a manually-operable member that is biased by a biasing element into a first position at which the member engages the closed lid. The member is moveable against the biasing element into a second position at which the lid is releasable. In the first position, the lid positively engages the member, and is disengageable from the member by first moving the lid in a direction other than the given direction in which the lid opens. The lid is closeable when the member is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: BGF Health Care Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Miles Douglas Montague Galton-Fenzi, Malcolm Brown
  • Patent number: 6082539
    Abstract: A tool box includes a base portion with a first recess and a cover with a second recess wherein a locking member is pivotally engaged with the first recess. The locking member has an engaging device. A first rib and a second rib respectively extend from the bottom of the first recess and the second recess so that the engaging device of the locking member is engaged with the second rib to connect the base portion and the cover. When two tool boxes are overlapped, the engaging device of the locking member of the lower tool box can be engaged with the first rib of the upper tool box so as to secure the two overlapped tool boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: Pei-Ling Lee
  • Patent number: 6082156
    Abstract: An antitheft case for preventing packed compact discs from being stolen is disclosed. The antitheft case has a base part. A lock part slidably engages with the base part, thus forming a box-shaped and openable body in cooperation with the base part. A lock assembly selectively locks or unlocks the position of the slidable lock part relative to the base part. The antitheft case of this invention has a simple and compact construction, thus allowing manufacturers to easily produce such cases at low cost and allowing disc sellers to easily and effectively lay out the discs for sale within a limited area. The case is also reliably locked, so that it effectively prevents the packed compact discs from being stolen by any unauthorized persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Jee Tae Kim
    Inventor: Im Ok Bin
  • Patent number: 6059132
    Abstract: A locking device includes an internal closure cap having a threaded bore for engagement with the threads of a container or opening. The closure cap is structured with an upstanding stem which is open for discharging liquid. The outer surface of the stem has a rib gear section. A sleeve member superimpose the stem of the closure cap, whereby seals the tip. An annular shell surrounds the closure cap, and the sleeve member, controlling the engagement of the closure cap. However the sleeve member is structured with internal and external gearing formed to engage the outer ribbing of the closure cap and an internal ribbing within the annular shell, when raised vertically; whereby, a twisting action of the annular shell can be transferred to the closure cap for engaging and disengaging a threaded neck. A set of cylinders with marked flanges are positioned through the annular shell, superimposing the sleeve member, restricting its upward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Steve Benjamin
  • Patent number: 6047829
    Abstract: This invention relates to a two piece paperboard package that houses a unit dose product on an internal slide card within an outer paperboard shell. This package may have one or more internal or external lock(s) that prevent the slide card from being pulled out without triggering some type of lock release mechanism. This package is focused around providing a child resistant, senior-friendly unit dose package that can be opened and closed numerous times and then finally disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Bowen Johnstone, Brad Allen Jones, Mark Mellon, William Roger Rigby
  • Patent number: 6039174
    Abstract: A container for carrying spectacles or the like is formed as an elongate case 1 having jaw members 2,3 at one end thereof for opening and closing the case 1. A single control button 4 is provided which is operatively connected to jaw moving means such that when the case 1 is open operation of the button 4 causes the jaw members 2,3 to close, while when the case 1 is closed, operation of the button 4 causes the jaw members 2,3 to open. This is achieved by the fact that the jaw members are acted upon by urging means that respectively act to open or close the case 1, one of the urging means being the stronger, and that upon operation of the button 4 the stronger of urging means is alternately engaged and disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventor: Graham Rogers
  • Patent number: 6036018
    Abstract: The present invention is a child resistant safety container for blister packs with a housing with an opening, and slides located inside the housing which position and retain several drawers inserted into the opening. A latching mechanism is provided to engage and retain each of the drawers when inserted into the housing. The latching mechanism has cooperating male and female parts located on the drawer and the housing in positions complimentary to each other. The part located on the housing is functionally operable with a latching trigger slidably connected to the housing. Resilient living springs are provided to urge each of the drawers into latching engagement and, when a drawer is pushed in against the spring, moves to partially disengages the drawer. The latching trigger moves the latching mechanism into a second position fully disengaging the drawer for removal. The remainder of the drawers which have not been pushed in remain retained in the safety container by the latching means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Valley Design Inc.
    Inventor: George E. Harrold
  • Patent number: 6024216
    Abstract: A self locking disposable container, comprises a generally box like enclosed container having a top with a limited access opening for receiving medical sharps, a closure mounted within the container and moveable from a normally open position enabling passage of articles through the access opening to a closed position preventing passage of articles through the access opening, and a locking device within the container associated with the closure for latching the closure in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Med-Safe Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Shillington, David R. Millar, Rex O. Bare
  • Patent number: 6021901
    Abstract: A child-resistant compact or tablet case of one-piece molded plastic construction made up of a generally flat rectangular base and a cover top interconnected by an integral "living" hinge. A pair of mating lip flanges extend one each along the front edges of the base and top, i.e., the edges remote from the hinge. Each flange has an arcuate recess, and these recesses are mutually offset from each other laterally of the case when it is closed with the flanges lying against one another. By placing a thumb in one recess, and the tip of the forefinger in the other recess, a pry-open force may be applied to thus readily open the case. Since only one recess is visible when viewing the case from the top or the bottom, this manner of opening the case is not readily apparent to an infant or young child, but is very easy for an infirm or elderly adult to comprehend and use for opening the compact case merely by finger feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Closure Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 6003399
    Abstract: A cover and housing having a mounting arrangement, especially for a selector lever housing. According to the invention, the cover is fastened by means of two bearing points to provide a method of fastening a cover that can be mounted simply without adjustment and provides an exact fit for the cover. The first bearing point is made cylindrical and the axis of this cylinder runs parallel to a mounting direction or placement direction of the cover. The second bearing point is made wedge-shaped and the wedge axis lies in a plane that is perpendicular to the mounting direction or placement direction and is aligned so that it is not parallel to a tangent at the first cylindrical bearing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. H.C.F. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Ralph-Maria Netzker, Peter Hobel, Helmut Gocht, Andreas Gutschner
  • Patent number: 6000546
    Abstract: A lockable pill container is disclosed including a main body with a plurality of individual compartments for receiving pills. Each compartment has a lid member connected to the main body by a hinge permitting it to be moved between open and closed positions. Each lid member has a downwardly projecting hook member that projects through an opening in the main body when the lid is closed. An elongated locking member is laterally inserted into the main body and transversely moveable relative to the hook members between first and second positions. In the first position, the elongated locking member engages the hook members of those lid members that are closed to lock them in the closed position. In the second position, the elongated locking member does not engage the hook members which may be opened and closed without the locking function. The elongated locking member is normally biased into the locking position by a transverse member that includes a downwardly projecting, externally accessible transverse member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrance O. Noble
  • Patent number: 5988387
    Abstract: A suspension package includes upper and lower covers. The covers include oval exterior walls that define oval product-receiving wells. Oval mounting rings are mounted to the covers to support resilient films over the wells. The covers define generally rectangular inner exterior walls that support hinges along a hinge axis. By combining rectangular covers adjacent to hinges with oval covers spaced from the hinges, material costs are reduced and fabrication is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: ADE, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Staal, William Bartlett, Priscilla Keach
  • Patent number: 5988376
    Abstract: A security device includes a case having an outside surface defining an interior volume for retaining merchandise and an access opening for receiving the merchandise into the interior volume; at least one notch opening on the outside surface of the case; and a locking mechanism adapted to removably couple to the case and at least partially block the access opening to maintain the received merchandise in the case when the locking mechanism is coupled to the case. The locking mechanism includes a housing, at least one flange extending from the housing for overlying at least a portion of the outside surface of the case, an actuator adapted to slidably extend longitudinally into the housing, engage the notch and couple the locking mechanism to the case when the actuator is in a first position, and a locking device disposed in the housing for fixing the actuator in place when the actuator is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Autronics Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lax
  • Patent number: 5956981
    Abstract: A universal opener for use with security packages used in conjunction with cases containing compact discs, audio cassettes, video cassettes, and video game cartridges. The universal opener has three sets of three pins each, that are spaced apart so as to unlock security packages of differing designs, sizes, uses, and arrangements. The universal opener also having a lock thereon for disabling the pins such that unlocking of the security packages is prohibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Weisburn, Matthew P. Williams
  • Patent number: 5944185
    Abstract: A lockable media storage box and lock and key combination includes a box having a base and a lid hingedly connected to the base and movable between opened and closed positions. A locking tab extends from the lid. The locking tab has a first hole therein. The base has a second hole therein. The first and second holes are aligned when the lid is in the closed position. A lock having at least one locking finger and at least one locking pin is attachable to the box by the locking finger. When the lock is attached to the box, the locking pin is disposed in the first and second holes to the prevent lid from being opened. Lock carries an EAS tag in a manner such that it cannot be easily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Burdett, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Nicholas M. Sedon
  • Patent number: 5944173
    Abstract: A security package for use in a retail setting has a pair of members hinged together that can be rotated about the hinge between an open and closed position. A lock is also provided to secure the two members in the closed position. A plurality of ribs are provided to reinforce the side walls of the two members and interlocks are provided on each member which cooperate to cover the edges of the side walls when the package is closed to prevent unauthorized opening of the package by prying apart the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Emplast, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Boire, Mark A. Bongard, Stanley R. Buisman
  • Patent number: 5934114
    Abstract: A reusable plastic package for securely holding and displaying a rectangular article such as a compact disc. This reusable plastic package includes a housing having a rectangular-shaped storage compartment for selectively storing an article in the compartment. The storage compartment has an access opening for inserting and removing the article into and out of the compartment. An adjacent smaller compartment functions as a lock compartment whereby a slide plate is slidably mounted thereon and selectively movable across a portion of the access opening of the storage compartment for releasably securing the article in the storage compartment. Deflectable locking levers are formed within the lock compartment and engage with mating projections formed on the slide plate when the slide plate is in the locked position for securing the article within the package due to a portion of the slide plate blocking the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Weisburn, Matthew P. Williams, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., James A. McGill
  • Patent number: 5931291
    Abstract: A multi-media shipping container, such as a compact disc or video cassette container, having a base and a lid hingedly connected by a hinge assembly and movable between open and closed positions, whereby the shipping container includes a tear away latching mechanism which when torn away provides a storage container. The latching mechanism is mounted on the container and includes a pair of flexible flaps or strips which are hingedly connected to the base and lid by reduced thickness living hinges. The flaps overlap one another and interengage one another to thereby lock the base and lid together in a tamper proof and pry-resistant manner. The flaps are grasped and pulled outwardly and along the front of the container by a user thereby tearing them away. The reduced thickness living hinges are torn from the container leaving a usual compact disc or VHS video cassette storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Sedon, Ronald K. Burdett, David P. Ignaczak
  • Patent number: 5931031
    Abstract: A locking system comprising a fixed portion secured to a box with a slot for inserting an article to be protected, and a movable portion with a latching member for partially sealing the insertion slot in the locked position. The system further comprises means for preventing the movable portion from being moved unless a specific tool is used. The fixed portion has a rear guide extending in a substantially longitudinal direction, and a front projection with an opening having a substantially longitudinal rear section and an angled section extending therefrom up to the upper edge of said front projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Fors Brance S.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Bouan
  • Patent number: 5927487
    Abstract: A tray assembly for storing articles and displaying articles upon a supporting surface is provided. The tray assembly comprises a tray container defining a hollow encasement portion with the hollow encasement portion holding the articles. A cover lid is pivotally secured to the tray container. The cover lid is movable from a storing position covering the hollow encasement portion to a displaying position wherein the cover lid supports the tray container at a predetermined tilt angle between the tray container and the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Sew-Ergo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Whittle, Nora H. McCray, Anna Zapp
  • Patent number: 5921395
    Abstract: A dispenser for holding articles comprising a generally disc shaped body formed with a plurality of compartments on at least one face of the disc. The compartments are arranged in a generally circular configuration with each compartment being a segment of the circle. There is a cover rotatably mountable to the body to cover the compartments. The cover includes an opening therethrough alignable with each of the compartments by rotation of the cover with respect to the body to permit access to one of the compartments at a time. The dispenser includes an automatic locking system to prevent further movement of the cover with respect to the body each time the cover opening is aligned with a compartment. The lock requires disengagement by a user when the cover opening is to be moved for alignment with another compartment so as to render the dispenser safe from unauthorized use by children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Tab-Tote Enterprises Ltd
    Inventor: Linc Winsor Alexander
  • Patent number: 5918762
    Abstract: A secure installing system for mounting a container on a frame member, with ease of access to the container. The installing system is appropriate for use in a medical environment such as a hospital. The frame member may be a shelf bracket, or a cabinet for housing a medical waste container, and may be mounted to a wall. A container such as a glove box holder is installed on the frame member. The container may have a dispenser opening providing ready access to materials such as tissues or surgical gloves. The container is securely mounted to the frame member using a hook and snap arrangement and may be disengaged from the frame member in order to exchange stored materials such as tissues or surgical gloves. The hook and snap arrangement protect against accidental dislodging of the container from the frame member, thereby preventing possible contamination of stored materials. Frame members that are shelf brackets may support two containers each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Graphic Controls Corporation
    Inventors: Rodolfo Gaba, Michael Griffin, Ignaty Gusakov, Ruane S. Jeter, Gordon H. Marsh
  • Patent number: 5906274
    Abstract: A case for a compact disc comprises two hinged parts adapted to house a compact disc. One of the parts defines a base which includes a spindle on which the compact disc may be mounted. The other hinged part defines a lid. A catch mechanism, including a button on one of the hinged parts is adapted to interact with the other hinged part and is resiliently mounted on a stem to latch in a snap-fit action with the other hinged part. A resilient biasing element is formed on the base and is disposed adjacent the stem and acts to bias the two hinged parts apart. Depression of the button by a user unlatches the two hinged parts and thereby opens the case. The button is recessed so that the upper surface of the button does not project substantially beyond the planar surface of the lid when the case is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventor: Sturt McEwan
  • Patent number: 5904246
    Abstract: A reusable plastic package for securely holding and displaying a rectangular article such as a compact disc includes a housing having large and small compartments formed on opposite ends for selectively storing an article in the larger of the compartments. The large compartment has an access opening for inserting and removing the article into and out of the compartment. The small compartment functions as a lock compartment whereby a lock plate is slidably mounted thereon and selectively movable across a portion of the access opening of the larger storage compartment for releasably securing the article in the larger storage compartment. Magnetically releasable locking levers are formed within the lock compartment and interengage with mating projections formed on the lock plate when the lock plate is in a selected locked position for securing the article within the package due to a portion of the lock plate blocking the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Weisburn, Matthew P. Williams, Nicholas M. Sedon, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., James A. McGill
  • Patent number: 5901840
    Abstract: A holder for a container for a recorded medium such as a compact disk, a cassette tape, etc. comprising a holder main body for containing the recorded media container and a locking member for preventing the container from being removed. The holder main body has an open area for receiving and releasing the container and an engagement section formed on one of its peripheral sides. When a plurality of pressable pawls formed on the locking member are inserted into a plurality of through holes formed on the engagement section of the holder main body so as to prevent the locking member from being removed from the holder main body, the locking member covers at least part of the open area and confronts the container. The locking member is removed from the holder main body only by a lock releasing tool that has a plurality of projections which simultaneously press all of the plurality of pawls of the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Sanei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Nakasuji
  • Patent number: 5899334
    Abstract: A transparent carton of long thin shape for wiper blades, including an integral hinge connecting a cover section to a bottom section along its entire length, interfitting flanges on the bottom and cover sections which, when engaged to close the package, provide an interlocked full length closure which can readily be opened and reclosed. The cover section also includes a plurality of small shelves in its interior, adjacent its main panel, to retain a display card. One of the main panels of one of the carton sections may incorporate suitable measurement scales. One end of the carton also may include a hanger means for hanging the packaged wiper blades on pegs of a display rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Portage Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Domerchie, Kevin Putnam
  • Patent number: 5896985
    Abstract: A compact disk tray comprises a tray body and a locking assembly to be inserted into a center hole of a compact disk so as to hold the compact disk. The locking assembly includes a holding structure formed on the tray body and a stopper member to be engaged with the holding structure so as to prevent the compact disk from being removed. The engagement of the holding structure and the stopper member can be released only by a lock releasing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Sanei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Nakasuji
  • Patent number: 5890588
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a combined toilet bowl cleaning brush and storage container system. The brush is provided with a disk shaped wall which rests on an internal sealing ledge of the container. A entry deterent latching system is provided above the disk shaped wall to hold the wall in place and seal the container. A plurality of steps are required to unlatch the brush prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Leonard, Gary F. Prokop, William A. Lee
  • Patent number: 5878874
    Abstract: A device for use in conjunction with a case or wallet that have compartments in which credit cards and the like are kept. The device has two parts which are movable relative to each other between a secure and open position. In the secure position, the cards and the device are retained for storage. In the open position, a card to be used may be removed from the device, but if the card is not replaced into the device, the device cannot return to the secure position. Therefore, should the user of the credit card not return the credit card to the device, it will be readily apparent to the user that the credit card is missing. The device has a locking lug which, depending on the locking lug's position in the device, the device may not be returned to the secure position unless the credit card used is returned to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Advuesbyreay F,G,A, Weggekaar B.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus G. A. Weggelaar
  • Patent number: 5873457
    Abstract: In the present invention, the watch is mounted in a conventional hollow collar which is in turn positioned in a display box. A slit in the display box allows a securing member to be slipped through the box and the watch collar. The securing member is locked to the wall of the box on the other side of the watch collar by an anti-theft locking means. The end of the securing member has a pin which is inserted into the locking means and is held in place until released by a release mechanism, such as by a magnet. Such a release mechanism, opens the locking means and allows the securing member to be withdrawn. The end of the securing member opposite the pin, projects out of the box both to form a handle to aid in the removal of the securing member and as a visual indicator that the securing device remains inserted in the watch box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: M. Z. Berger & Co.
    Inventor: Mark Madweb
  • Patent number: 5850796
    Abstract: A gun lockbox resistant to forced entry includes a guard member formed to an inside edge of a housing half, and one or more locks in an opposing housing half which engage the guard member, for securing the housing halves together and preventing insertion of a prying tool therebetween. The gun lockbox may additionally include clip members to attach the lockbox to a stationary object within a transport vehicle or to a wall, the clip members preferably consisting of complementary brackets with the attachment hardware being located inside the lockbox, to prevent easy theft of the lockbox outright. The gun lockbox or case may further be configured to facilitate aligning and positioning to the stationary object, through raised portions on the exterior surface of one of the housings. Also, the gun lockbox may be constructed from a conventional case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Inventor: Daniel M. Cislo
  • Patent number: 5829588
    Abstract: A reusable sharps container (10) comprising a hollow outer container body (11), a disposable liner (12) located inside the hollow body, the hollow body having a slidable trap door (shown in phantom in FIG. 1) (13) which can be removed so that the liner (12) can be replaced and the container having a mouth (14) with a co-operating lid (15) connectable to the container or liner so that sharps can pass through the opening (14) and into the liner (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Lawrence Michael Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 5826715
    Abstract: A time-locked cigarette case has time-controlled locking mechanism which is manually adjustable by the user and also has a first latch rod which normally retains the case in a closed condition and a second latch rod which moves to retain the case in a closed condition if the first latch rod is jolted to an open position so as to prevent the case from being opened by jolting before the manually set time delay has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventor: David Milton Thompson
  • Patent number: 5823341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a video tape case with lock is used to prevent shoplifting of video tapes. A case body is composed of a receiving body and a lid part. The receiving body and the lid part are connected flexibly. A lock part is an independent component of this video tape storage case. There are penetration holes on the receiving body and on the lid part respectively. The penetration holes overlap when they are closed together. Holding claws are disposed within the penetration holes. The lock part is structured with an abutting wall and a flexible holding part attached to a stud. When the case body is closed, the holding claw and the holding part are fastened by inserting the prop into the overlapped penetration holes until the abutting wall touches to the out side of the lid part. The case body is unable to open when the lock is attached to the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Tamotsu Nakasuji
  • Patent number: 5819928
    Abstract: A package for releasably storing products such as compact discs comprising a base portion constructed from a single lightweight readily disposable blank of material and a disc holder made from a lightweight material such as plastic. The system maintains positive self-retention of the disc holder within the base portion by incorporating apertures in the flaps which engage bosses near the front of the disc holder when the disc holder is fully inserted into the base. As a result, the system prevents inadvertent outward movement of the disc holder due to gravity, random jostling, etc. The system also precludes complete removal of the disc holder from the base by including a widthwise flap which is contiguous with the lower major panel of the base and which is adapted to engage a shoulder on the underside of the disc holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Wynalda Litho, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Wynalda, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5820267
    Abstract: The present invention provides a security locking bag for holding currency and coin comprising a fabric bag open along one side, the open side of the bag having a lock end and a zipper end. A zipper is attached to the fabric bag along the open side of the bag to allow the open side of the bag to be closed by pulling a sliding piece. A lock is positioned at the lock end of the open side of the bag, the lock including a body portion and locks by capturing and retaining the sliding piece. A flexible reinforcing material is folded over onto itself, to straddle the bag at the lock end of the bag. A rigid reinforcement shield is disposed between the sides of the flexible reinforcing material. The rigid reinforcement shield is sized and shaped to conform to the size and shape of the body portion of the lock and is positioned to hold one side of the flexible reinforcing material tightly against the body portion of the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Block and Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Columbus Nobles
  • Patent number: 5802890
    Abstract: A container of the kind (1) having an area (4) on one of its faces (5) including an articulation line (6) about which it tends to flex in order to provide an opening (3) on an adjacent face to release the contents. Locking device, consisting of a bolt (8), hold the area (4) coplanarly with the face (5) including the same in order to provide a safety closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Activ Protection Systems S.L.
    Inventor: Jeronima Espada-Velasco
  • Patent number: 5799782
    Abstract: A molded plastic tray has a cover with a spline attached to the tray. A latch carried on a leaf spring is connected to the tray opposite the cover spline to hold edges of the cover. The latch-carrying leaf spring snaps inward to retain the cover closed and snaps outward to release the cover. Both top and bottom covers open so that the booklet can be removed from the bottom, and so that fingers may be extended through large corner openings in the tray to assist the removal of the compact disc. The cover has top and bottom rectangular panels hinged to a spline section of the cover. The spline section has holes which receive pins for connecting an overlying connector clip to fix the spline to the rear wall of the tray. Several splines may be hinged together between the panels so that several trays may be positioned between the top and bottom panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: John A. Gelardi
  • Patent number: 5788105
    Abstract: A reclosable package having visible evidence of tampering, where the package has a first portion, a second portion joined to the first portion along a common edge by a hinge integral to the first and second portions and thereby forming the package, and closure portions for locking the package, where the closure portions are removably connected to each of the first and second portions respectively. Upon first closure of the package, the closure portions engage each other, and upon first opening of the package, the closure portion become detached from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Plastofilm Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas E. Foos
  • Patent number: 5785176
    Abstract: A cassette accommodating case in which a tape cassette can be inserted in either a forward or backward orientation, and for preventing slackening of a magnetic tape, and to secure the tape cassette to eliminate play. Positioning projections having inclined surfaces are provided on each side of a casing section. When the casing section and a cover section are closed, the inclined surfaces abut against the ends of side projections on side surfaces of the tape cassette to push the tape cassette when the casing and cover sections are closed. A rotation-preventing projection of an accommodating case protrudes into a common area of the hubs when a cassette is loaded in the forward and backward orientations, and the projection includes two plate-like portions of different heights, disposed in parallel, and with a predetermined interval therebetween. A distal end of the long plate-like portion has a guiding inclined surface for correcting the positional offset of the hub by contacting its inner peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Katagiri, Teruo Ashikawa
  • Patent number: 5785179
    Abstract: A wet wipe container having improved single handed opening and dispensing is disclosed. The container includes a container base, a container lid hingedly connected to the base and a closure. The front of the container lid defines a convex portion which extends outwardly and which includes a recess therein. The closure is provided by a tongue projection which extends from the container base and which is configured to extend through an aperture in the recess of the front wall of the lid. The recess and tongue projection are of sufficient size to allow easy access by a user's fingers to provide single handed opening. In one embodiment, the container lid also includes a sealing wall which is configured to provide frictional engagement with the interior of the container base when the container is closed to prevent moisture from escaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Carey Alix Buczwinski, Todd Christopher Larson, Annamaria Serbiak, Alfred Jack Astoreca, Peter Anthony Piscopo, Richard Herman Seager
  • Patent number: 5782359
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing medication and the like which includes a container with a plurality of compartments and a lid such that when lid is in a closed position compartments cannot be opened. The container includes a base, inner wall, outer wall, divider parts which extend from the inner wall to the outer wall forming the plurality of compartments, enclosures which cover each compartment, and a threading cylinder which extends upward from the inner wall. The lid is in the form of a cylinder with extensions that extend from the lower inner portion of the lid such that when aligned with the threading cylinder and downward pressure and clockwise movement is applied the enclosures that cover compartments cannot be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventors: Angel F. McAllister, Steven R. McAllister
  • Patent number: 5782350
    Abstract: A reusable plastic package for securely holding and displaying a rectangular article such as a compact disc. This reusable plastic package includes a housing having large and small compartments formed on opposite ends for selectively storing an article in the larger of the compartments. The large compartment has an access opening for inserting and removing the article into and out of the compartment. The small compartment functions as a lock compartment whereby a slide plate is slidably mounted thereon and selectively movable across a portion of the access opening of the larger storage compartment for releasably securing the article in the larger storage compartment. Magnetically releasable locking levers are formed within the lock compartment and interengage with mating projections formed on the slide plate when the slide plate is in a selected locked position for securing the article within the package due to a portion of the slide plate blocking the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Weisburn, Matthew Perry Williams