For Tool Or Appliance Patents (Class 206/207)
  • Patent number: 10300594
    Abstract: A tool protecting and organizing device for drywall installers includes a housing. The housing has a top that is open. A lid is configured to reversibly couple to the housing to close the top. A wall is coupled to the housing. The wall extends between opposing sides of the housing to define first and second compartments. The first compartment is configured to position items, such as a sanding block and a screw gun, to retain the items in the housing. A plate is coupled to and extends between the wall and a second end of the housing to define an upper chamber and a lower chamber within the second compartment. Each of a plurality of slots that is positioned through the plate is configured to insert a portion of a respective tool, such as a trowel and a mud pan, to fixedly position the tool in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Hartsock
  • Patent number: 9862529
    Abstract: A lid body for a wet wipes package includes a frame and a lid. The frame has a frame opening surrounding a body opening. The lid is pivotally coupled to the frame via a hinge section to cover the frame opening from the front surface. The frame has a mating member peripherally disposed thereon and protruding from the surface. The mating member includes an internal wall, an external wall and a groove defined therebetween. The lid has the projection peripherally disposed thereon and protruding from the rear surface of the lid to be fitted into the groove. A distance between the projection and the hinge section at a position with the shortest distance between the frame opening and the hinge section is at least five times an overlapping height between the projection and the mating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kodai Ujiie
  • Patent number: 9496451
    Abstract: A method is described for protecting photovoltaic cells. During the fabrication process, a photovoltaic cell can be received from a first processing station. The photovoltaic cell can have at least one exposed surface, which may include crystalline silicon or oxidized crystalline silicon. The photovoltaic cell can then be placed in a controlled microenvironment with controlled chemical content, which can protect the exposed surface of the photovoltaic cell from contamination. Subsequently, the photovoltaic cell can be moved toward and delivered to a second processing station in the controlled microenvironment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Jiunn Benjamin Heng, Chunguang Xiao, Dongzhi Yan, Jiansheng Zhou, Zhiquan Huang, Zheng Xu
  • Patent number: 9440779
    Abstract: A dual compartment pouch for wipes and liquid is formed as a pouch body made of a pouch film. The pouch body has a front wall and a rear wall, side seals which run on at least a portion of a circumferential pouch edge and a parting seal connecting the front wall and the rear wall and separating a first compartment from a second compartment in a fluid-tight manner. A first fitting on the first compartment and a second fitting on the second compartment have a complementary shape to one another. The complementary shapes of the first fitting and the second fitting, after a separation of the compartments along the parting seal, enable fluid communication of the first and the second fittings with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Mondi Jackson, Inc.
    Inventors: Maik Hach, Markus Hoedebeck, Mark Gum
  • Patent number: 9391230
    Abstract: A method is described for protecting photovoltaic cells. During the fabrication process, a photovoltaic cell can be received from a first processing station. The photovoltaic cell can have at least one exposed surface, which may include crystalline silicon or oxidized crystalline silicon. The photovoltaic cell can then be placed in a controlled microenvironment with controlled chemical content, which can protect the exposed surface of the photovoltaic cell from contamination. Subsequently, the photovoltaic cell can be moved toward and delivered to a second processing station in the controlled microenvironment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: SolarCity Corporation, Sierra Solar Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiunn Benjamin Heng, Chunguang Xiao, Dongzhi Yan, Jiansheng Zhou, Zhiquan Huang, Zheng Xu
  • Patent number: 9205160
    Abstract: A pruning saw blade disinfecting assembly comprising a cylinder with a removable lid at an open end. The other end of the cylinder is closed. A slit or other opening is provided at the top of the lid to allow the pruning saw blade to be inserted therethrough and into the interior area of the cylinder. The cylinder is preferably filled with a disinfecting solution. When the saw blade is inserted into the tube through the slit opening in the top of the removable lid, the saw blade comes into contact with the disinfecting solution. In a proper insertion position, the handle of the pruning saw remains on the outside and a significant majority of the blade portion of the pruning saw is submerged within the disinfecting solution. After it has been submerged for a sufficient period of time, the saw is pulled out and is ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: James LeGette
  • Patent number: 9192741
    Abstract: A catheter and guide wire holding device for storing a catheter and guide wire for angiographic procedures comprises at least one container filled with a saline solution, a plurality of pockets including a slit on the an upper panel of the plurality of pockets and a tab. The tab is utilized for holding together the plurality of pockets. The plurality of pockets is adapted to retain and receive the catheter and the guide wire without entanglement during angiographic procedures for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Sasan Najibi
  • Patent number: 8905229
    Abstract: A CPAP mask storage apparatus having a first storage compartment that is hermetically sealed so as to substantially isolate the CPAP mask stored therein from airborne particles. The CPAP mask storage device includes a first panel and a second panel operable to provide access to the interior volume of the first compartment. The first panel and the second panel are configured to have adjacent longitudinal edges having semi-annular cutouts forming an aperture to accept an oxygen supply tube therethrough when the first panel and the second panel are in a closed position. The CPAP mask storage apparatus further includes a second container having a disinfecting liquid stored therein operable to disinfect the CPAP mask. A third compartment is contiguously formed with the first compartment and is operable to receive and store CPAP mask accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tracy Lane
  • Publication number: 20140116901
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet plunger containment system including a decorative shell, a selectively removable tray having a disposable disinfectant and a specialized plunger which is housed within the decorative shell during periods of non-use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MARK INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark C. DRESSEL, Nicole K. DRESSEL, Gina M. MARKU, Nicholas J. WEBB
  • Publication number: 20140116902
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet plunger containment system including a decorative shell, a selectively removable tray having a disposable disinfectant and a specialized plunger which is housed within the decorative shell during periods of non-use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Mark Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Mark C. DRESSEL, Nicole K. DRESSEL, Gina M. MARKU, Nicholas J. Webb
  • Patent number: 8677549
    Abstract: A squeegee device having an integrated scraper blade, which includes a removable and telescoping/extendable handle pivotably connected to a squeegee head for motion of the device between squeegee position, wherein the handle is generally orthogonal to the head for facilitating cleaning windshields and windows, and a storage configuration, wherein the handle and head are generally parallel and the head can be disposed and sealed entirely within a portable container which includes an integrated reservoir which holds a supply of aqueous cleaning solution. The device can be used in conjunction with instant glass cleaner tablets which dissolve in plain water within the integrated reservoir to make an aqueous cleaning solution, and includes an integrated removable tray which stores a supply of cleaner tablets within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Blaine Alan Fields
  • Patent number: 8561795
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the invention are generally directed to devices for withdrawing a substance from the skin and/or from beneath the skin of a subject, and/or for delivering a substance to the skin and/or to a location beneath the skin of a subject. In some embodiments, the devices may comprise one or more skin insertion objects, such as needles or microneedles. In some cases, the device also may comprise one or more vacuum chambers. In some aspects, the device may be contained within an environment able to assist with maintenance of such pressures. For example, a package containing such an environment may also have a pressure less than atmospheric pressure, and/or the package may be molded to the device or otherwise have a shape that does not contain substantial gases that can “leak” into the device and alter the pressure of any vacuum chambers that may be contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Schott
  • Publication number: 20130240386
    Abstract: Provided is a lens module carrier device for carrying a plurality of lens modules. The lens module carrier device includes a lens tray and a cleaning member. The lens tray includes a supporting surface. The supporting surface defines a number of receiving holes for receiving the plurality of lens modules. The cleaning member is received in one of the receiving holes for cleaning a glue needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: CHENG-SHIUN WU
  • Publication number: 20130056370
    Abstract: An apparatus for a paint tray cover according to various aspects of the present invention comprise a covering surface that is configured to be positioned over a paint tray to reduce the rate at which any paint contained within a paint tray reservoir dehydrates. The paint tray cover may be configured with one or more conforming sections adapted to receive an object such as a paint application device located within the paint tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ben D. Leonard, Vance A. Macdonald
  • Publication number: 20130056371
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a paint roller and tray cover according to various aspects of the present invention comprise a body that is configured to be positioned proximate to a paint tray to separate the reduce the rate at which paint contained within the paint tray dehydrates. The cover may be configured with one or more receiving portions adapted to receive an object such as a paint can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ben D. Leonard, Vance A. Macdonald
  • Patent number: 8381909
    Abstract: A tray system is described herein comprising a plurality of trays. Each of the trays comprise generally increasing widths and lengths, and may be alternatively arranged in a stacked configuration, in which a tray with a larger width and length is stacked on a tray with a smaller width and length, or in a nested configuration, in which a tray with a smaller width and length is nested within a tray with a larger width and length. The trays further comprise latches that selectively lock the trays in the stacked configuration and prevent the accidental unlocking thereof when the stacked trays are being lifted or otherwise moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Rolando Hernandez, Jacqueline Gagnon-Volles, Thomas Welsh
  • Patent number: 8348058
    Abstract: In order to improve a hood or cover, in particular for closing storage or transporting containers for accommodation corrosion-sensitive load or freight, such that it allows quick and easy identification of the freight located in the container, it is proposed that the hood or the cover comprises an electronic memory element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Corpac Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerhard Stottmeister
  • Publication number: 20120328783
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for wood finishing sheets is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of absorbent sheets in close proximity to each other within a container, and a wood finishing composition being evenly permeated throughout the plurality of absorbent sheets. The wood finishing composition may be one of stain, colored finish, clear coat, and/or wood sealant and may further include an extender chemical. The method includes preparing wood finishing sheets, by placing a plurality of absorbent sheets in close proximity to each other in a container, adding a wood finishing composition to the plurality of absorbent sheets, enclosing within the container the sheets and the wood finishing composition using a sealing mechanism, and allowing time for the wood finishing composition to permeate the sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: HARRIS RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Smith, David H. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8322525
    Abstract: Holders for automatically treating cleaning implements (e.g. kitchen sponges) with antibacterial chemicals during storage are disclosed. These holders have a solid compressed chemical surface for contacting the cleaning implement between uses. Moisture from the used cleaning implement dissolves a small amount of the chemical (e.g. sodium chloride), thereby causing the chemical to treat the contact surface of the cleaning implement. Merely by placing a sponge or the like on a coaster, or against another holder surface, bacterial growth on the sponge or the like can be inhibited, thereby extending the useful life of such cleaning implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Sawalski
  • Patent number: 8281920
    Abstract: The invention provides contact lens packages in which removal of the lens is facilitated by providing a means for elevating the lens when the package is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Tokarski, James Peck, Edward Dzwill, George Brock, Roger W. Smith, Michael D. Schulte, Michael Scott Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20120238429
    Abstract: Decorative grass and methods of providing same are disclosed wherein the decorative grass is either maintained in flattened configuration until restraint is removed and/or the decorative grass is curled and/or crimp at a point of use and/or sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8225927
    Abstract: A process has been developed that significantly reduces moisture absorption of components, resulting in a component which is less susceptible to moisture and adsorption/absorption effects to the components functionality. In one embodiment, a component having reduced susceptibility to moisture exposure includes a component disposed in an air-tight package, the component having a blocking gas disposed in pores on a surface of the component. In another embodiment, a method for preparing a component having reduced susceptibility to moisture exposure includes driving water from a component in a controlled environment, exposing the component in the controlled environment to a blocking gas, removing the component in the controlled environment, and optionally sealing the component in an air-tight package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kadthala R. Narendrnath, Ashish Bhatnagar
  • Publication number: 20120103839
    Abstract: Holders for automatically treating cleaning implements (e.g. kitchen sponges) with antibacterial chemicals during storage are disclosed. These holders have a solid compressed chemical surface for contacting the cleaning implement between uses. Moisture from the used cleaning implement dissolves a small amount of the chemical (e.g. sodium chloride), thereby causing the chemical to treat the contact surface of the cleaning implement. Merely by placing a sponge or the like on a coaster, or against another holder surface, bacterial growth on the sponge or the like can be inhibited, thereby extending the useful life of such cleaning implements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael M. Sawalski
  • Publication number: 20120012475
    Abstract: A dental device cleansing apparatus comprising a cleansing wipe and a cleansing liquid. The cleansing liquid includes a flavor, and a small amount of alcohol in an aqueous solution. The dental device cleansing apparatus cleans by applying the cleansing liquid to the cleansing wipe to moisten and enable the cleansing wipe to remove particles and saliva from a dental device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Jackie Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8061520
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a medical device package including a container for receiving a medical device and a self-puncturabie port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Joshua B. Stopek
  • Patent number: 8033392
    Abstract: A mouth guard holding assembly includes a housing assembly with a container having a bottom wall and a perimeter wall. An intermediate wall is attached to and is coextensive with an inner surface of the perimeter wall. The intermediate wall has an outer edge and a central area. The intermediate wall is contoured downwardly toward the bottom wall from the outer edge to the central area. The intermediate wall has a plurality of drainage apertures extending therethrough. A cover is removably attached to the perimeter wall and closes the access opening. A cleansing solution is positionable in the housing and a mouth guard is positionable on the intermediate wall so that the cleansing solution cleans the mouth guard when the housing is titled and the cleansing solution enters a space between the intermediate wall and the cover through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Todd Gehner, Christine Gehner
  • Patent number: 7784608
    Abstract: The invention provides contact lens packages in which removal of the lens is facilitated by elevating the lens when the package is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Tokarski, James Peck, Edward Dzwill, George Brock, Roger W. Smith, Michael D. Schulte, Michael Scott Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20100159435
    Abstract: A container may comprise a reservoir that may be associated with a dispensing opening or a closure element of the container. The reservoir may transfer a transferable material, such as a fragrance composition or skin health benefit ingredient, to the container's content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Joerg Mueller, Yessica De Nardin, Ursula Christina Glaser, Robert M. Hubbard, Lamia Delphine Mimassi, Cornelia Schmidt, Naka Seidel
  • Patent number: 7726472
    Abstract: A system and method for storing, cleaning, drying, and hunting with diaphragm game callers. In an exemplary embodiment, a sturdy, sealable, watertight container is adapted to house and secure one or more diaphragm callers in a fixed position. It also adapted to separate and hold apart the multiple diaphragms of each game caller. Further embodiments include means to facilitate rinsing, by a suitable rinsing agent, the game caller and all its surfaces, including between the separated and held apart diaphragms of the game caller. It may also include means to facilitate the drying of the opposing surfaces of diaphragms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Fresh Calls LLC
    Inventor: Val Duvuvuei
  • Patent number: 7648023
    Abstract: An endoscope pre-cleaning kit has a sealed, flexible pouch having front and back sidewall panels and a bottom gusset panel. The sidewall panels are superimposed over one another and sealed together proximate to their top and side peripheral edges to define a top seal and two opposing side seals. The sidewall panels are sealed to the bottom gusset panel proximate to their bottom peripheral edges to define a gusseted bottom portion such that the pouch is adapted to stand upright. The kit also includes a pre-diluted detergent contained within the pouch, and an absorbent pad adapted to absorb a portion of the detergent. The pouch includes a portion adapted to be opened in order to access the detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cygnus Medical LLC
    Inventors: Walter L. Maguire, Jr., Shaun Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20090260998
    Abstract: The receptacle (10) includes a main receptacle tank (12) for receiving a toilet plunger (18) and a volume of sanitizing solution. The bell (20) of the plunger (18) is positioned between a lower brush (26) and an upper brush (24) so that rotation of the plunger handle abrades both the interior and exterior surfaces of the bell (20) against the upper (24) and lower (26) brushes. The tank (12) of the receptacle (10) further receives and holds a sanitizing solution to disinfect the toilet plunger (18). A pair of upper access doors (14, 16) may be provided for allowing the user access to the interior of the tank (12). A drainage hole (30) is formed through a lower surface (40) of the tank (12), allowing for the drainage of used sanitizing solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Danita C. Davidson, Jeanine A. Fields
  • Publication number: 20090238739
    Abstract: An apparatus for sanitizing or dampening objects comprising a container having a bottom, a top portion, a front wall, a back wall, and at least one side wall, the side walls extend upwardly from the bottom. Springs are extended downwardly from the side walls or from the front wall and back wall. A grid platform is attached to the springs. The platform is adapted to support the object to be sanitized or dampened. In an alternate embodiment, the container includes a lid structure to be placed inside of the container. The lid structure comprises a top lid portion and side lid portions. The springs are attached and extended downwardly from the top lid portion by the top ends of the spring and the bottom ends of the springs are attached to the grid platform so that the platform is suspended from the lid structure. The object is inserted through the opening on the top lid portion onto the grid platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Karlene Hill
  • Patent number: 7562665
    Abstract: A cleaning device utilizes a cleaning liquid composed of a solute dissolved in a solution for cleaning an operator head of a hair removing apparatus. The device includes a housing configured to hold the hair removing apparatus, a basin mounted in the housing for receiving therein the operator head, and a tank storing the solution or the liquid. A circulator is provided to circulate the cleaning liquid between the tank and the basin. The device includes a container which is configured to hold the solute and is formed separately from the tank. The container is disposed in a circulation path between the basin and the tank in order to replenish the solute into the circulating solution or the liquid. Thus, the solute can be constantly supplied to the solution or the cleaning liquid for maintaining the cleaning effect over a prolonged period of use and for easy replenishment of the solute, eliminating the necessity of replacing the whole cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Saito, Hiroyuki Kameoka, Jyuzaemon Iwasaki, Fumio Taniguchi, Yasuo Ibuki, Hiroshi Shigeta
  • Publication number: 20090159467
    Abstract: A tool cover has a receiving body; the receiving body having a receiving space; and the receiving space having a dreg removing portion which is a brush body for removing dregs. The dreg removing portion is installed at one end of the receiving space. The dreg removing portion is encircled within the receiving space. The dreg removing portion is integrally formed with the receiving body and is not a plane. A rust proof portion is installed in the receiving space and the rust proof portion is formed by sponge for absorbing oil or fat for rust proof. A transition area is installed in the receiving space near the dreg removing portion for assisting the dreg removing portion. The body of the tool cover serves to receive a saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Chang-Ying CHEN
  • Patent number: 7523821
    Abstract: Packaging for packaging a substance in a leakproof protective cover includes a protective cover having two parts of separable leakproof material containing an applicator fixed to the inside face of one of the two parts. A portion of fiber, sponge, or analogous structure in which the substance is distributed is contained within the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Taiki Corporation, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Assie, Bernard Pauchet
  • Publication number: 20080289975
    Abstract: A spill resistant container assembly having a container adapted to contain a fluid, such as a bubble solution is provided. A generally elastic concave seal member extends across an opening of the container so as to aid in preventing the fluid from spilling out of the container, if the container is knocked over or held in an inverted position. The seal member has a slit capable of receiving the first end of a fluid carrier member such as a bubble wand. The elasticity of the seal member holds the slit in a normally closed position to prevent spilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: Imperial Toy, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Sharber
  • Publication number: 20080264806
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing the drum casing of a washer during shipping includes at least one airbag for wedging between the drum casing and washer housing. The preferred airbag has three arm extensions, although a bag with two arm extensions, or two separate bags could be used. Two of the extensions, or two separate bags, whichever is used, are positioned around the washer drum exterior to prevent free, lateral movement of the drum casing relative to the housing. The third arm of a three arm bag is slid between the drum casing and rear washer housing before inflating. Preferably included with this assembly is a spacer for wedging between the drum and a housing bracket to prevent free, vertical movement of the drum relative to its washer housing. A method for securing washers with such a kit is also disclosed and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Gary L. Trebilcock, Christopher D. Donadio, Al Thompson
  • Publication number: 20080197029
    Abstract: Devices and methods for storing spray nozzle tips are shown. Using devices and methods disclosed, a user can store and later find any one of several nozzle tips from within a solvent reservoir. Devices and methods shown allow a user to store and retrieve nozzle tips without immersing fingers or hands in solvent, which can be harsh and/or damaging to skin. Selected embodiment further allow the solvent reservoir to be tipped over or otherwise jostled without the stored nozzle tips becoming dislodged from their organized locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Feyer Finishing
    Inventors: Brad Feyereisen, Robert Feyereisen, Souliyahn Keobounpheng
  • Publication number: 20080173555
    Abstract: An accessory fixing member 15 to which accessories are fixed is arranged between the rear face of a flat panel television 100 and the inner wall of a packing box 11 when the flat panel television 100 is engaged with top reinforcing members 12 and 13 and a bottom reinforcing member 14 to be housed in the packing box 11. The accessory fixing member is formed such that the upper side of a strap cardboard is folded to U shape in cross section. The upper side of the accessory fixing member 11 supports a load of other packing boxes 11 piled on the upper face of the packing box 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Funai Electric.Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 7325675
    Abstract: A mirror wipe assembly for use in particular by dentists consists of an absorbent strip of material on a backing strip saturated with a defogging substance for transfer to the surface of the mirror used by such dentist to look within the mouth of a patient, by wiping the saturated absorbent strip across the mirror's surface. A single absorbent strip with its backing strip are enclosed within the impervious sealed pocket of a metalized flexible sheet pouch that is impervious to penetration by liquid or gaseous materials. The pouch may be opened for entrance to the pouch by pulling apart or by cutting. The pouch includes an adhesive strip with a peel off cover strip on the back of the pouch for the dentist or other user to adhere the pouch to a convenient location while working on a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Douglas R. Halkyard
  • Patent number: 7057884
    Abstract: An instrument enclosure apparatus has a housing with a sidewall and a pair of retaining posts disposed within the housing and adjacent the sidewall, the retaining posts in combination with the sidewall defining a pair of opposing channels for slidably receiving a complementarily shaped insert part. Vents may be disposed along the sidewall of the housing, and the insert part assists in providing adaptable air flow management design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Davidson, David Ravie
  • Patent number: 7041261
    Abstract: Sanitizing sponge disinfectant container bowls are disclosed, which are deep enough to hold cleaning sponges completely submerged in a disinfectant fluid. These containers are equipped with lids having downward projecting shafts or rotatable screw bolts which fit into the container bowl and press down on a sponge being sanitized. The lids are of sufficient weight to hold the sponges submerged in the disinfectant fluid. The container bowls are also provided with open ribbed rates against which or between which the sponges are held to facilitate the greater exposure of the surfaces of the sponges to the disinfectant fluid for improved cleansing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Brian E. Margolis
  • Patent number: 6964337
    Abstract: A case for storing and carrying gardening tools including gardening tool heads that can have be interchangeably connected to a handle. The handle can be stored along with the gardening tool heads in the suitcase, or can be used as a handle for the suitcase. The tool heads and the tool handle connect via various suitable connection methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventor: Patrick A. Engle
  • Patent number: 6604628
    Abstract: A wet tissue container (10) includes a container body (11), a lid (23) supported for turning on the container body (11) and a bottom wall (12) hermetically closing the open lower end of the container body (11). A rubber plate (50) is extended between the container body (11) and the lid (23). The wet tissue container (10) is held by a container holder (1). The container holder (1) has a back part (2) on which the bottom wall (12) is seated, guide parts (3, 4) of an L-shaped cross section that engage edge parts (12a, 12b) of the bottom wall (12) and edge parts (14a, 14b) of a flange (14) formed on the container body (11). A support part (5) to be inserted in a slot formed in a toilet paper holder (7) is connected to the back part (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Takeshi Bando, Hiroki Ishikawa, Emiko Inoue, Masaho Hayashi, Hiroshi Uematsu, Norikazu Shinogi, Toshihiko Uenishi
  • Publication number: 20030111384
    Abstract: A packaging for galvanic cells including a carrier; a rotatable insert arranged on the carrier, wherein the rotatable insert has blisters to accommodate a plurality of the galvanic cells and the carrier has an opening to withdraw one of the cells from the insert; and a cover, arranged such that the insert is arranged between the carrier and the cover, the carrier and the cover being sealed together such that the insert is free to rotate, wherein the cover has an opening to accommodate the insert, and the carrier has a securable tab that allows withdrawal of one of the cells from the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: Varta Microbattery GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Schein, Anja Kruger, Helmut Hewelt, Manfred Hagele, Manfred Bradler, Heinrich Stelzig
  • Patent number: 6561354
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning sheets having substantial macroscopic three-dimensionality. Optionally, the macroscopically three-dimensional cleaning sheets can comprise a contractable material (e.g., a scrim material), which when heated and then cooled contracts so as to provide a macroscopic, three-dimensional structure. Macroscopic three-dimensionality is described in terms of “average peak-to-peak distance” and “surface topography index”, as well in terms of “average height differential”. Also disclosed are cleaning implements comprising a handle and the described cleaning sheets. Processes for the sheets, benefits of the processes, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Publication number: 20030060798
    Abstract: An iontophoretic drug delivery device storage apparatus and a method of using that device is disclosed. The device comprises a fluid reservoir, an electrode assembly and a tray apparatus. The fluid reservoir is capable of retaining a medicament and has a sealed fluid chamber defined by at least one seal. The seal includes a weaker region and a pinch-like configuration associated with that region such that application of pressure to the fluid reservoir breaks the weaker region of the seal, releasing the retained medicament. The electrode assembly comprises an active electrode, at least two passive electrodes a medicament carrying region, and a moat region around the medicament carrying region so that once fluid is delivered from the fluid reservoir to the electrode assembly the fluid is substantially retained in the medicament carrying means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory A. Fischer, Malcolm E. Taylor, Edward M. Kolvek
  • Publication number: 20030060797
    Abstract: An iontophoretic drug delivery device storage apparatus and a method of using that device is disclosed. The device comprises a fluid reservoir, an electrode assembly and a tray apparatus. The fluid reservoir is capable of retaining a medicament and has a sealed fluid chamber defined by at least one seal. The seal includes a weaker region and a pinch-like configuration associated with that region such that application of pressure to the fluid reservoir breaks the weaker region of the seal, releasing the retained medicament. The electrode assembly comprises an active electrode, at least two passive electrodes a medicament carrying region, and a moat region around the medicament carrying region so that once fluid is delivered from the fluid reservoir to the electrode assembly the fluid is substantially retained in the medicament carrying means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Gregory A. Fischer
  • Patent number: 6454086
    Abstract: A cleaning and storing device for a prophylactic for storing a prophylactic before and after use and for storing a cleaning member before and after it is used. The cleaning and storing device for a prophylactic includes a cleaning and storing device comprising an enclosure. The enclosure includes a front wall and a back wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall and a fourth side wall. The cleaning and storing device also includes a cleaning member. The cleaning member comprises a panel. The panel comprising a porous material is positioned in the housing. In an embodiment the prophylactic is positioned generally in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Timothy Bryson
  • Patent number: 6412628
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for substantially preventing tarnish from forming on metal objects such as silver, copper or brass objects. It comprises an enclosure for substantially sealing within a metal object and for substantially surrounding the metal object within the enclosure. The invention also provides for the regeneration and reuse of the adsorbent by washing the adsorbent with solvent and subsequently heating to a temperature less than about 350° C. to restore an adsorptive capacity of said adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Calgon Carbon Corporation
    Inventor: Walter George Tramposch