Slots Spaced Along Fold Line From Retaining Apertures Patents (Class 206/152)
  • Patent number: 9511916
    Abstract: A carrier comprising a top panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the top panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the top panel, a first bottom panel connected to the first side panel by at least one first strut, and a second bottom panel connected to the second side panel by at least one second strut. At least one container-receiving portion can comprise a first retaining feature and an opposing second retaining feature. At least a portion of the first retaining feature or the second retaining feature is disposed in the first side panel or the second side panel. A container can be retained by at least one of the first retaining feature and the second retaining feature. At least a portion of at least one of the first bottom panel and the second bottom panel is disposed between the container and the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9422093
    Abstract: An article carrier has a pair of angularly related panels (1, 14, 18, 20) and an article retaining feature (40). The angularly related panels are hingedly connected together along a fold line (26, 30). The retaining feature includes a retaining aperture (46) for receiving a portion of an article to be received in the carrier. The aperture is defined in one of the angularly related panels and extends into the other of the angularly related panels. The retaining feature further includes a tab portion (56) protruding into the aperture. The tab portion is positioned such that the fold line between the angularly related panels extends across the tab portion and terminates at an apex of the tab portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Julien Merzeau
  • Patent number: 9387968
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of articles. The carrier includes a plurality of panels including at least a bottom panel. A retention tab can be for engaging at least a portion of an article of the plurality of articles and can be foldably connected to at least the bottom panel adjacent an opening in at least the bottom panel. The retention tab can include a distal portion foldably connected to a first proximal portion along a first fold line and to a second proximal portion along a second fold line. The first fold line can be spaced apart from the second fold line. The distal portion can be generally spaced apart from the bottom panel for engaging at least a bottom portion of the at least one article, and each of the first and second proximal portions can extend from the bottom panel to the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Zammit, Robert L. Sutherland, Kevin T. May
  • Publication number: 20140158561
    Abstract: An article carrier has a pair of angularly related panels (1, 14, 18, 20) and an article retaining feature (40). The angularly related panels are hingedly connected together along a fold line (26, 30). The retaining feature includes a retaining aperture (46) for receiving a portion of an article to be received in the carrier. The aperture is defined in one of the angularly related panels and extends into the other of the angularly related panels. The retaining feature further includes a tab portion (56) protruding into the aperture. The tab portion is positioned such that the fold line between the angularly related panels extends across the tab portion and terminates at an apex of the tab portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Julien Merzeau
  • Patent number: 7721878
    Abstract: A package is formed from a carton and containers extending through a bottom panel of the carton. First and second struts and a brace in the carton interior provide support for the containers accommodated within the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Emili Requena
  • Patent number: 7264114
    Abstract: A carton and blank for forming a carton of the top gripping type for accommodating a plurality of containers. The carton is tubular in structure and has top and base spaced, opposed panels. The base panel has apertures each for receiving a container. The base panel also has a foldable retaining tab hingedly connected thereto for operatively engaging part of the respective container. The carton also has a retaining structure depending from the top panel. The retaining structure comprises an engagement panel with an engaging edge to engage at least one of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jean Yves Daniel
  • Patent number: 7163103
    Abstract: A carton for packaging one or more articles, each having a laterally extending flange, includes a top wall panel, a side wall panel connected to the top wall panel, and an article retention structure with a tab formed from the side wall panel. The tab includes an upper edge for engaging the underside of the flange and an opposing lower edge defined by a pair of fold lines. The minimum distance between the top wall panel and the upper edge of the tab is less than the thickness of the flange, which causes the tab to pivot with respect to the adjacent side wall panel when the flange is received in the slit that is defined by the upper edge of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventors: Martinus C. M. Bakx, Jean-Michel Auclair
  • Patent number: 6135279
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a sanitizing toothbrush holder comprising a container 12 having at least a pair of compartments 32 therein for receiving removable platforms 26 upon which the toothbrushes 18 rest. The platforms 26 are connected by downwardly extending rod-like members 44 to a closure means or lid 24 of the container. The closure means 24 is connected to and operates on a central post 40 which slidably operates inside a central aperture 46 of the container. Further, a frame-like member 28 is provided to rest on pin members 30 disposed on the members 44 which has the purpose of maintaining the toothbrush handles 18 on the platforms 26 when the entire mechanism is removed from container 12. Embodiments are shown adapted for use with two to four toothbrushes 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Inventor: Richard Dryer
  • Patent number: 6131731
    Abstract: The present invention provides a germicidal mop head and a method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the mop head includes: (1) absorbent material capable of retaining a germicide, (2) a predetermined quantity of germicide contained in or residing on at least a portion of the absorbent material and (3) a container, located about at least a portion of the absorbent material, that retains the germicide about the germicidal mop head. The present invention therefore introduces a (preferably single-use and disposable) mop head that is germicide-impregnated for convenience and efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Deka Medical, Incorporated
    Inventor: Deborah M. Wooley
  • Patent number: 6109429
    Abstract: This invention provides storage to hold a number of toilet related items within easy reach of the user of the toilet. The items are easily accessible, enclosed in a fashionable container, and is able to occupy a small area. The apparatus includes a base member, a side member, and a top member to enclose the items held within the container. The top member may be user removable, or there may be an alterative access means such as a door or the like in the side member of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventors: John Walter Cunningham, Linda Elizabeth Cunningham
  • Patent number: 6050408
    Abstract: A paint brush storage device comprising a vessel whose top portion is circular and whose bottom portion tapers inwardly on two sides to conform to the rectangular cross section of a conventional house painting brush. A removable and replaceable water tight closure secures to the top portion of the vessel by mating male and female threads. An integral hook emanates from the top edge of the closure cap and a gasket is located between the interior of the closure cap and an upper lip of the vessel. A preferred embodiment further comprises a separate base plate having peripheral holding tabs capable of receiving the bottom portion of the paint brush storage vessel in an upright position. A flexible clip is affixed to the outside wall of the vessel so that the storage device may be attached to a belt. A further alternate embodiment includes a base plate integral with the bottom portion of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: Serge Testa
  • Patent number: 6041919
    Abstract: A lid for a container having a spreadable fluid therein. The lid includes a less resilient portion having at least one hole defined therethrough and at least one more resilient portion overlapping the at least one hole of the less resilient portion. The more resilient portion has at least one slit grouping in registration with the at least one hole of the less resilient portion. The at least one slit grouping perforates the more resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Brushwiser Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Adams
  • Patent number: 5992617
    Abstract: Storage devices for paint rollers, paint roller covers, and paint brushes. The storage devices for the paint rollers and paint roller covers are cylindrical containers, having a lid, which are flared outwardly at their upper portions and have a foam insert at the bottom for forming a spongy seal with the painting implement. The container for the cover has a core in it over and around which the roller cover fits. The paint implement holder may be a foam insert which is sized to fit inside of a paint can, e.g. a one or a five gallon can. The foam inserts have openings for receiving one or more paint implements. Alternatively, the paint brush holder is a rectangular-shaped container having a foam insert fitted to its upper portion. The exterior of the insert is sized to fit the container. The insert has an opening for holding a paint brush collar to allow the bristles to be in the container without touching the bottom. The insert keeps the brush wet and from drying out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventors: Robert Lincoln Couch, Ronald Norman Couch
  • Patent number: 5881876
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing a brush body, made of a hydrophilic sponge-like porous material in a readily usable condition employs a substrate cleaning brush stored in a vessel, which vessel is filled with liquid such that the brush body is submerged in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nonomura, Akihiko Morita, Naoko Onodera, Fumitake Mieno
  • Patent number: 5810497
    Abstract: In a screw cap reservoir, in particular for a cosmetic such as nail enamel, comprising a neck having an external thread on which to screw the internal thread of the screw cap, an encircling shoulder being formed on the neck in the portion below the external thread, this shoulder having at least one stop in the form of a projection which, extending over a certain angle at circumference, projects upwards from the annular shoulder, and stop recesses being provided on the lower edge of the screw cap, which cooperate with the stop projections and which snap-engage with the stop projections when the screw cap is screwed on so that the screw cap is arrested in a defined final position by resistance to return motion, it is provided, with a view to achieving a defined closing condition accompanied by a pronounced click effect, that in a portion approximately above each stop recess, the peripheral surface of the screw cap is provided with a recess tapering the wall thickness or breaching the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: georg karl geka-brush GmbH
    Inventors: Gunter Bachmann, Norbert Dumler, Werner Fischer, Dieter Wolfsgruber
  • Patent number: 5657864
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier containing openings in the side and end panels through which the lower portions of packaged articles can be seen. Flaps connected to one or more opening edges are folded into the interior of the carrier so as to block the pricing bar code on adjacent articles without obstructing the view through the openings. The openings extend down to the bottom panel but do not interfere with connections to riser panels connecting a handle panel to the end panels. The openings also allow the carriers to fit into molded packing trays of the type which include inwardly extending reinforcing elements. The carrier is designed to allow the reinforcing elements to extend into the carrier through the carrier openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Glen Harrelson
  • Patent number: 5653343
    Abstract: An electric toothbrush housed in a container has a cylindrical case body, a brush attached to the case body, and a battery mounted in the case body for operating the motor to vibrate the brush, and a switch provided on the case body for operating a motor to vibrate the brush. The container has a base container body and a lid engaged with the base container body. The base container body has a large diameter cylindrical portion for housing the case body, and a small diameter cylindrical portion for housing the brush and the battery. The lid is provided to form a cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignees: Kitano Co., Ltd., Japan CBM Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Imai
  • Patent number: 5645091
    Abstract: An apparatus for soaking and preserving several paint roller covers in wet suspension in a receptacle comprising a rack on which several easily removable paint roller covers are positioned in spaced relationship. The apparatus provides economical cost saving use of paint rollers, convenience, time saving and ecological advantages whereby no washing or rinsing is necessary, from a faucet or hose, for instance, thereby conserving water. The resulting apparatus allows a person the capability of extending the useful life of a paint roller covers by preserving used paint roller covers and rejuvenating them for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Dale E. Hoeft
  • Patent number: 5609251
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier with partial end panels. The end panels are formed from portions of a carrier blank which normally would have been the end portions of the top panel. Instead, these portions are connected to the side panels along diagonal fold lines and folded down into place during forming of the carrier. The end articles in the carrier are in contact with tuck panel connections of the end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5597071
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier including upper and lower corner restraint panels for preventing outward movement of packaged articles. The partial end panels are locked in place by side panel locking flaps which extend between an adjacent end article and a connected side panel. Transversely extending fold lines in the corner restraint panels relieve carrier forming stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5553701
    Abstract: A paint tray assembly consisting of a paint tray and a separate cover which is attached to and removed from the tray by mating peripheral ribs on the underside of the lid and the top edge of the tray, and a paint kit composed of the tray assembly and a paint pad, the lid having a recess for receiving in loose, confining relationship a portion of the paint pad so that the paint kit can be suspended vertically or displayed horizontally with the paint pad always being retained in a relatively fixed relationship with the lid and tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: James J. Jarecki, Bruce C. Polzin
  • Patent number: 5524756
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier for packaging articles such as beverage bottles or cans. Inwardly folded retaining flaps are connected to the side edges of apertures through which the lower portions of the articles protrude. The fold lines of the flaps are arranged to create a bias tending to maintain pressure on the articles to prevent movement within the carrier. The flaps are connected by fold lines to the side panels and to the bottom panel, but are unconnected to heel panels extending between the side and bottom panels. The flaps adjacent the heel panel portions of the aperture edge act as a stop, preventing tearing of the aperture. Additionally, the fold lines connecting the heel panels to the side and bottom panels are half-score lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5520283
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier for packaging curved articles, such as beverage bottles or cans. Inwardly folded retaining flaps are connected to the side edges of apertures through which the lower portions of the articles protrude. The fold lines of the flaps are arranged to create a bias tending to maintain pressure on the articles to prevent movement within the carrier. In one embodiment the entire flap engages the side of an adjacent article. In another embodiment only upper flap segments engage the article sides, while lower segments are located between the bottom of the adjacent article and the bottom panel of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5487464
    Abstract: A paperboard carrier for containers arranged in the carrier in side-by-side positions with the carrier formed with apertures to receive the filling ends of the containers in which the apertures are delineated by embossed ring formations, each one surrounding a group of tabs radiating inwardly from the ring formation to terminal ends which are shortened to leave an open space. One of the group of tabs in each aperture is formed with an enlarged inner end to substantially fill the space left by the terminal ends of the other tabs. The group of tabs in each of the embossed ring formations close the aperture but are responsive to the insertion of a container filler end to hinge outwardly on the embossed ring formation into a conic shape to engage the container filling end, with the special feature of the one tab hinging outwardly to position its enlarged inner end alongside the container for easy grasping to tear that one tab out of the paperboard for effectively releasing the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Imperial Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Galbierz, Michael A. Galbierz
  • Patent number: 5445262
    Abstract: A bottle carrier of the type which supports bottles by tabs contacting the underside of shoulders on the bottles. An upper support panel and lower support panel flaps containing aligned bottle neck openings are spaced apart at one end by connected side panels and are in contact at their other ends. The edge portions adjacent the side panels function as reinforcing ribs. The tabs are of such shape and size as to accommodate the bowing that takes place when the carrier is lifted. Additional flaps may be provided to form two-ply lower support panel flaps and side panels, and to provide reinforcement strips beneath the upper support panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5443153
    Abstract: A clip-type carrier especially suited for carrying beverage cans or other flanged articles. The carrier is comprised of a panel having slots in folded, wedge-shaped inner support sections and in downwardly folded outer support sections for receiving the can chimes. Reinforcing flaps connected to the outer support sections are folded against the underside of the outer support sections so that the unconnected edges of the flaps contact adjacent articles. A reinforcing strip may be employed to overlie the inner support sections of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5391011
    Abstract: Applicator for a cosmetic product to be applied, including a reservoir containing the product, a removable cap for closing the reservoir, an application member on an end of a rod connected to the cap, and a handle for the cap articulated about an axis of the cap, pivotable between a folded-up position against the reservoir, and an extended position at an angle to the reservoir, and including at least one arch of which the dimensions are such that, in the folded-up position, the arch surrounds the reservoir, the arch being equipped with a locking stop interacting with a base of the reservoir, in the folded-up position, which interaction holds the closure bearing surface on the seat in a leaktight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 5325962
    Abstract: A combination lid and tray attachment comprising two integrally combined components; a tray section comprised of a bottom surface and sidewalls extending upwardly from the bottom surface, and a lid section pending from the aforementioned bottom surface, comprised of sidewalls and an interlocking projection, whereby the tray section and lid section together facilitate use wherein the lid removably secures by way of the interlocking projections to a container, enclosing its contents to prevent spillage and the tray section provides a means for holding or storing desired articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Inventor: Angela R. N. Ouellette
  • Patent number: 5318178
    Abstract: A holding device including a sheet member (1) shaped and configured to form a channel (5) therein, slots (7a, 7b) in the sheet member to receive the rims (11) of a plurality of articles each having a rim, and a separate bridge part (20) connected to the sheet member (1) so as to span the channel (5) to maintain the channel (5) in the sheet member (1) and thereby maintain the articles in engagement with the sheet member (1) in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Printpac-UEB Limited
    Inventors: Robert J. Davies, Alexander G. Blair, Clifford R. Moss
  • Patent number: 5314061
    Abstract: A paint bucket comprised of an open-top-end container. A lid is engageable over the open-to-end. The lid is provided with attachment brackets on an inner surface thereof for the retention of one or more paint applicating implements. A slot is formed in a top end of the bucket for accommodating passage of a paint roller connecting rod whereby a wet paint roller may be held inside the container connecting rod and handle extending outside the container to maintain the wet roller in an enclosed area to prevent the wet roller from drying, when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Inventor: Verelk Bedrossian
  • Patent number: 5191973
    Abstract: A paintbrush holder includes a central panel (12) which contains a first plurality of ventilation openings (14) and an inspection window (16). The central panel incorporates a strip-like raised portion (17). Score lines (18 and 20) separate the central panel and adjoining tapered first and second side panels (22 and 24). A score line (26) serves as a junction between a front panel (28) and the first side panel, while a score line (30) separates an intermediate panel (32) and the second side panel. A wedge-shaped cutout (33) is made in the first side panel and a square cutout (37) is formed in the intermediate panel. The intermediate panel contains a second plurality of ventilation openings (34) as well as a first snap fastener (36). The front panel has a square window (38) which in size and shape corresponds to the region outlined by the second plurality of ventilation openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Kass Enterprises
    Inventor: Boris Shteynberg
  • Patent number: 5188226
    Abstract: A multiple product container carton having a rectangular base portion and substantially triangular side walls with opposing slots in the side walls for holding product containers. End walls are hingedly connected to the ends of the rectangular base portion and fold upwardly and lock to the side walls to securely hold the product containers in the carton. Perforation lines may extend between the opposing pairs of slots such that a product container may be removed from the carton by tearing along the perforation lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: The Packaging House, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Platt
  • Patent number: 5127521
    Abstract: A toothbrush holder unit focuses ultraviolet light onto one or more toothbrushes held in the unit. The brushes are held in separate compartments and can be removed without disturbing other brushes. The ultraviolet light is focused and reflected onto the brushes in such a manner as to ensure that all parts of each brush receive such light and certain areas of each brush will have ultraviolet light concentrated thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: Mark Bourque
  • Patent number: 5052556
    Abstract: A travel case for a tooth brush having a various shaped cases, rigidly attached to the case is a brush handle clip, the brush handle clip consisting of two opposing semi-rigid jaws with the entry side of each jaw rounded creating a narrow catch which opens to an open cavity, a bumper affixed to the case such that the bumper keeps the tooth brush from contacting the case in two directions, one surface of the bumper has a concave shape and the bumper is aligned with the centerline of the two jaws of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 5042690
    Abstract: A cap and tube assembly device including a tube with a nozzle mounted on one end of the tube and having a thin wall section puncturable to provide a discharge on the other end of the nozzle. Also provided is a cap having a first end with an inside cross section sized to engage the nozzle and having an axially centered puncture spike positioned in a first position spaced from the thin wall and movable to a second position to puncture the thin wall. The puncture spike has a chisel shaped edge for forming a hole in the wall and a central bore for providing access to the contents of the tube. The cap has a second enclosing an applicator for dispensing the contents of the tube, whereby the contents of the tube is transferred to the applicator through the bore of the puncture means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: CP Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. O'Meara
  • Patent number: 4978003
    Abstract: A holder for toothbrushes, the holder comprising a bottom member having a bottom portion and a continuous upstanding first wall, and a top member having a top portion and a continuous depending second wall, the first and second walls being connectable to form a chamber, the top portion having openings therein for receiving handles of toothbrushes with the top portion supporting bristle portions of the toothbrushes, the bottom member being adapted to receive and retain a disposable cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventor: Marjorie A. Foster
  • Patent number: 4961717
    Abstract: The apparatus is a scale model of the U.S. Space Shuttle complete with external fuel tank and booster rockets. The fuel tank/booster rockets assembly is separable from/attachable to the space shuttle. The space shuttle houses a toothbrush attached to the inside of the nose cone and the fuel tank encloses a supply of dentifrice. In use, the nose cone and toothbrush assembly is removed from the space shuttle body, dentifrice is applied from the fuel tank and the brush is used either with the nose cone as a grip or with the nose cone inserted inverted in the body so that the body serves as the grip. The nose cone of the fuel tank is hinged to open for installation and dispensing of the dentrifice which is in a capsule. The dentifrice is delivered from an aperature in the back end of the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Inventor: Robert C. Hickey
  • Patent number: 4884688
    Abstract: A tooth brush case is provided having a separable handle and liquid reservoir, the handle portion of the tooth brush being securely engaged in the handle of the case and the bristle portion of the tooth brush being received into the liquid reservoir when the device is closed. The reservoir is free-standing and includes a filler opening adapted to fit a mouth of a commercially available sterilizing or mouth wash solution. An abbreviated handle portion is provided in a second embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Joseph S. Hurst
  • Patent number: 4883168
    Abstract: A protective and reinforcing corner flap for group package of the wrapping type, especially six-packs, for various types of contents such as bottles and cans. The flap provides a foldable piece during the cutting of the end cutouts which folds up against the connecting strip to double it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: I.C.P., S.A.
    Inventor: Roger Dreyfus
  • Patent number: 4865188
    Abstract: A cleaning assembly for cleaning the bristles of a paint brush, comprising in combination a container having a top mouth and a bottom flooring, a paint solvent into the container, a paint brush having a handle and bristles the latter bathing into the solvent, a cover having a bottom mouth, the mouths of the cover and container being releasable sealingly interconnected and the paint brush being frictionally interconnected to the cover and/or the container at the level of narrowed sections thereof. The bristles then hang spacedly over the container flooring. The securing of the paint brush to the cover/container assembly is characterized in that it prevents relative movement of said paint brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventor: Lincoln Custeau
  • Patent number: 4776456
    Abstract: A toilet brush holder provided with a container for the brush and a cover having a frictional fit with the upper end of the container but which can be manually removed and applied to the lower end of the container to act as a supporting base for the container. The cover has a central opening through which the handle of the brush, but not the brush itself, can pass. The frictional fit of the cover and the container is such that the holder with the brush in the container can be suspended by the brush handle without detaching the cover from the container. The container has a projection at its lower end which fits into the opening in the cover when the cover is applied to the lower end of the container to act as a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4646917
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier formed of relatively thin paperboard reinforced with strands extending along the length of the carrier blank. In addition, the interlocking and overlapping bottom wall portions of the carrier are adhesively connected for further reinforcing. This design permits use of thinner paperboard without sacrificing the load carrying ability of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Manville Sales Corporation
    Inventor: Richard L. Schuster
  • Patent number: 4638910
    Abstract: A caddy assembly for storing a cleaning wand. The caddy includes a housing for storing the wand cleaning head, the wand handle extending downward through a groove in the housing. The caddy housing may be readily locked in an open or closed position by engaging the cleaning wand with the housing lid or a bracket mechanism, respectively. The assembly also includes apparatus for mounting the caddy in a vertical, upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Sani-Fresh International, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Bokmiller
  • Patent number: 4632240
    Abstract: An assembly for packaging a volatile substance such as nail varnish comprises a bottle, a cap which may be non-cylindrical, and an applicator able to be catch-engaged in the cap. The applicator is provided with a resilient wall portion for yieldably connecting a sealing collar, preferably carrying the applicator, for example a brush, to the cap. Thus manufacturing tolerances of the cap and the bottle may be accommodated by the yielding of the resilient wall portion as the cap is screwed down onto the bottle neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Antonin L. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 4615439
    Abstract: In a container having a removable sealing cover and, attached thereto, an application device for the contents of the container, in particular shoe polish, the seal is improved by providing, along the entire periphery of the container and in addition along the periphery of each compartment, a sealing lip which cooperates with corresponding sealing lips on the cover. To improve the usefulness, the cover or the bottom section of the container is additionally provided with a brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Werner & Mertz GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Weissenfels
  • Patent number: 4611754
    Abstract: This relates to a closure panel and lock arrangement for cartons of the wrap around type. The customary secondary lock includes at least one, and preferably two, male locking tabs which have a locking projection on one side only of a narrow neck and defining a locking shoulder. The male locking tab is associated with a separate female locking slot in an inner closure panel immediately adjacent its folded connection with a side panel of the carton wherein the female locking slot is formed by a single knife arrangement forming first and second cut lines without the removal of material. The shapes of the cut lines provide for automatic opening of the female locking slot when the inner closure panel is folded relative to an adjacent side panel and there is defined a flexible locking ear which will lock behind the shoulder of the male locking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 4549562
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in painting and cleaning paint rollers comprises a paint tray and a paint tray lid which can be mounted thereon. The paint tray lid includes a top wall with a pair of side walls and at least one end wall extending therefrom. A paint roller is fastened inside the lid in spaced relationship to the top wall. A water spray manifold inside the lid extends substantially thereacross, and contains a plurality of spaced orifices across its length aimed to direct water evenly across a paint roller fastened in the lid. The force of the water impinging upon the roller causes the roller to rotate, thereby cleaning the roller. Water spraying from the rotating roller cleans the paint tray. One or more separate orifices can be provided to direct water to clean the paint roller bearings. A hose supplies water under pressure to the manifold. A channel formed within the top wall of the lid accommodates and stores the hose when the apparatus is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Inventor: James M. Ossi
  • Patent number: 4541542
    Abstract: An improved paint tray cover for a paint tray including a generally rectangular surface extending over the four (4) sides of the paint tray. The surface has a wedge-shaped and longitudinal spatial protrusion preformed along a center line of the surface to accommodate the handle of a paint brush in the tray. The cover is designed to securely attach to the paint tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Inventor: Gregory Florentino
  • Patent number: 4533044
    Abstract: A device is described for holding a paint brush or roller in wet storage in the sealed chamber of a container. The chamber is designed to hold a paint dissolving solvent which creates an atmosphere in which a paint ladened brush or roller remains soft and pliable until it can be thoroughly cleaned, or until it is reused. The device includes an open top container which is provided with a cover for sealing the chamber, within the container, from the ambient atmosphere. The cover, in turn, is provided with a relatively small opening from which a number of slits, cut through the cover, extend in radial directions. The slits form a plurality of flexible, pie-shaped segments which coact with the opening to readily adapt to receiving various size handles of the paint brush or roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas E. Ban
  • Patent number: 4526316
    Abstract: This relates to a closure panel and lock arrangement for cartons of the wrap around type. There are two features. In lieu of the usual primary lock, an outer closure panel is merely provided with divider tabs which extend through suitable apertures in an inner closure panel and extend between articles disposed in adjacent rows within the carton. The inner closure panel may be provided with a female locking slot for receiving the divider tab. There is a locking arrangement similar to the customary secondary lock and utilizing a male locking member of the usual type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland