For Holding An Optical Disc (e.g., Compact Disc) Patents (Class 206/308.1)
  • Patent number: 11111065
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates generally to various embodiments of holders and packaging for giving gifts. In particular, the invention relates to various gift card holders that hold a gift card and enhance the presentation and gift giving experience for recipients and gift givers alike. The holders and packing also permit a gift card disposed therein to be visible, scanned, accessed, or otherwise activated without removing the gift card from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: E2INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 11081145
    Abstract: A packaging container for a multimedia storage carrier includes a panel portion and a peripheral side portion. The panel portion is arranged in the peripheral side portion in a sunken manner, and an inner cavity for accommodating the multimedia storage carrier is defined by the panel portion and an inner wall of the peripheral side portion. An inner edge of the peripheral side portion is provided with a snap portion and a snap groove portion opposite to the snap portion. The snap portion and the snap groove portion are configured to fix the multimedia storage carrier in the inner cavity. The snap portion is provided with a support member that abuts against a bottom surface of the multimedia storage carrier, and the support member is configured to support the multimedia storage carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: FINEST PRODUCTS LIMITED.
    Inventors: Kwok Din Lau, Kwan Ming Jimmy Lau
  • Patent number: 10875477
    Abstract: A license plate holder allows a license plate to be temporarily attached to a vehicle without the use of tools, magnets, or suction cups. The license plate holder attaches to a vehicle where a license plate is typically attached and includes an expandable pocket into which a license plate may be inserted or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Michael J. Biehl
  • Patent number: 10621573
    Abstract: A greeting card stored-value card combinations and methods of forming said combinations are provided. In one embodiment, these combinations include a greeting card comprising means for affixing a stored-value card thereto. These combinations also include a stored-value card affixed to the greeting card. A single identifier, such as a Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) or a Universal Product Code (UPC), is assigned to the bundle that uniquely identifies the bundled greeting card and stored-value card. The single identifier provides identification means allowing the stored-value card to be activated. A single capture of the single identifier enables the customer to both purchase the greeting card stored-value card combination product as well as to activate the store-value card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Donald Kingsborough
  • Patent number: 10531723
    Abstract: A portable electronic device retaining system is provided. The portable electronic device retaining system embodies a tray-holder assembly for securing the electronic device and a jacket-case adapted to operatively associate with the tray-holder assembly for easy transport and storage thereof. The tray-holder assembly provides side handles and bottom feet for stably securing the tray-holder assembly by hand and on a supporting surface. The jacket-case is adapted to encase the tray-holder assembly in a closed and locked mode for transport or storage, yet the jacket-case allows the handles and feet of the tray-holder assembly to operatively protrude therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Wes Lea
  • Patent number: 10510372
    Abstract: A tape library rack includes partitions defining a slot for receiving a tape cartridge. A hook is coupled with the rack to engage a notch in the cartridge and retain the cartridge within the rack slot. A gripper for retrieving the cartridge includes a ramped surface to engage the hook and laterally displace the hook from the cartridge notch as the hook travels along the ramped surface. The gripper engages the notch from which the hook has been displaced and pulls the cartridge from the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bailey, Christopher Strickland Beall
  • Patent number: 10475680
    Abstract: A wafer shipping box includes a case and a positioning unit. The case includes a base, a cover, and a receiving space defined by the base and the cover. The positioning unit is disposed in the receiving space and includes a lower retaining member connected to the base, an upper retaining member connected to the cover, and a cassette disposed therebetween. The cassette includes two upright holding walls spaced apart from each other, each of which has a plurality of lateral confining slots aligned in a front-rear direction. The lower retaining member is formed with a plurality of lower confining slots, each of which is defined by two slot walls interconnected at bottom ends thereof to form a slot bottom. The slot bottoms are respectively misaligned from central positions of the lateral confining slots along the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CHUNG KING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih-Chin Huang, Xiang-Ying Chen, Yen-Fang Chen, Chang-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10257697
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to systems and methods of smart packaging. In one example, a package can include an embedded data storage element that is readable at a point-of-sale terminal and includes custom data stored on the data storage element. The custom data may be associated with a specific product related to the package, such as a SIM card or phone. The custom data can include information to allow a process related to the product to be performed. The process may include allowing activation of the product only when an indicator at a server indicates the package was processed at an authorized terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ztar Mobile, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Haddad
  • Patent number: 10216235
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for data storage devices includes a plurality of installing racks and a plurality of data storage devices. The installing racks are stackable together and can be fixed together, or can be installed singly to match the required number of data storage devices. Each installing rack defines a receiving space into which one data storage device can be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hung-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10087584
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for manufacturing vacuum forming a produce container using a fiber-based slurry. The slurry includes a moisture barrier comprising alkylketene dimer in the range of about 4% by weight, and a cationic liquid starch component in the range of 1%-7% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Footprint International, LLC
    Inventors: Yoke Dou Chung, Brandon Michael Moore, Yiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10063783
    Abstract: A first camera unit of a multifunction device captures a first image of a first visual field. The first camera unit includes a first optical image stabilization actuator for moving a first optical package configured for a first focal length. A second camera unit of the multifunction device simultaneously captures a second image of a second visual field. The second camera unit includes a second optical image stabilization actuator for moving a second optical package configured for a second focal length. The first focal length is different from the second focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Shashank Sharma, Simon S. Lee
  • Patent number: 10053274
    Abstract: The disclosed technology can include, in some embodiments, a packaging and display system comprising a box, a flap connected to the box, a pop-up portion hingedly connected to the box, a connector member hingedly connected to both the flap and the pop-up portion, and a drawer configured to at least partially insert into the box. In certain embodiments, the packaging and display system can comprise an object, and in some embodiments, the drawer can include a cutout configured to at least partially receive the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SUGARFINA, INC.
    Inventor: Rosie Colleen O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10005400
    Abstract: The sun visor eye wear holder comprises a panel, a plurality of pockets, and a plurality of straps. The plurality of pockets attach to the panel. The plurality of straps attach to the panel. Each of the plurality of straps forms a loop that attaches the panel to a sun visor of a vehicle. The sun visor eye wear holder is a structure that attaches to a sun visor of a vehicle for the purpose of storing domestic articles such as eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Debra Clark
  • Patent number: 9983639
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for data storage devices includes a plurality of installing racks and a plurality of data storage devices. The installing racks are stackable together and can be fixed together. Each installing rack defines a receiving space into which one data storage device can be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Cloud Network Technology Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9985122
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure comprising a substrate, a pre-metal-interconnect dielectric (PMID) layer and a composite layer is disclosed. The PMID layer is above the substrate. The composite layer is between the substrate and the PMID layer. The composite layer comprises a first sublayer and a second sublayer. The first sublayer and the second sublayer are stacked. The bandgap of the second sublayer is larger than the bandgap of the first sublayer. The etch rate of an etchant with respect to the first sublayer is lower than the etch rate of the etchant with respect to the substrate and the PMID layer. Other semiconductor structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Ru-Shang Hsiao, Chi-Cherng Jeng, Chih-Mu Huang
  • Patent number: 9869062
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for manufacturing vacuum forming a produce container using a fiber-based slurry. The slurry includes a moisture barrier comprising alkylketene dimer in the range of about 4% by weight, and a cationic liquid starch component in the range of 1%-7% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Footprint International, LLC
    Inventors: Yoke Dou Chung, Brandon Michael Moore, Yiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9800121
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-separating structure of a sensing magnet for EPS motor, the structure being a coupling structure between the sensing magnet and a plate of the EPS motor, the structure including a disk-shaped plate formed with a magnet accommodation unit protrusively formed near at a rotation shaft, a ring-shaped sensing magnet centrally formed with a through hole having a diameter corresponding to the magnet accommodation unit, and magnet grip units each formed at a predetermined gap along a circumferential surface of the magnet accommodation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taehwan Kim, Shunghun Woo, Donggeun Chang, Byungyong Kim
  • Patent number: 9783935
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for manufacturing vacuum forming a produce container using a fiber-based slurry. The slurry includes a moisture barrier comprising alkylketene dimer in the range of about 4% by weight, and a cationic liquid starch component in the range of 1%-7% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Footprint International, LLC
    Inventors: Yoke Dou Chung, Brandon Michael Moore, Yiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9764874
    Abstract: An economical package including an inner sliding piece assembled inside of one or more outer sleeves, where the inner sliding piece may contain a gift card, loyalty card, product, or promotional messages, and the card, product or messages can be revealed by pulling the inner sliding piece at least partially out of the outer sleeve. The package assembly can provide differentiation, protection, consumer information, and an ability to reuse the package for presentation of the card or information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MCD, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Boyer
  • Patent number: 9712645
    Abstract: Techniques for embedded event processing are provided. In some examples, instructions for executing at least a subset of complex event processing features may be received. A stream of events received by the edge computing device may be identified. Additionally, the events of the stream utilizing the subset of complex event processing features may be processed. Further, in some aspects, the processed events may be provided to a complex event platform of a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre de Castro Alves, Prabish Kumar, Yathish Gatty, Ashish Mahendru
  • Patent number: 9691064
    Abstract: A greeting card stored-value card combinations and methods of forming said combinations are provided. In one embodiment, these combinations include a greeting card comprising means for affixing a stored-value card thereto. These combinations also include a stored-value card affixed to the greeting card. A single identifier, such as a Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) or a Universal Product Code (UPC), is assigned to the bundle that uniquely identifies the bundled greeting card and stored-value card. The single identifier provides identification means allowing the stored-value card to be activated. A single capture of the single identifier enables the customer to both purchase the greeting card stored-value card combination product as well as to activate the store-value card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC.
    Inventor: Donald Kingsborough
  • Patent number: 9561916
    Abstract: Storage tray for automatically unloading stacks of flat articles stacked on edge, the storage tray having panels and a bottom plate provided with slots through which moving fingers can pass for moving the edges of the flat articles away from or towards the bottom plate and for automatically unloading the flat articles from the storage tray, and for automatically loading the flat articles into the storage tray, the panels defining bearing faces suitable for receiving the flanks of the stacks of flat articles and provided with grooves in register with the ends of the slots so that the moving fingers extend beyond the stack of flat articles into the grooves so as to ensure that all of the flat articles are moved. Also a method of loading and of unloading the storage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SOLYSTIC
    Inventors: Francois Madar, Bruno Cartal
  • Patent number: 9462874
    Abstract: A portable, soft-shelled carrying device including: a) a front-opening, horizontally expandable compartment operable to accommodate an insulated meal storage assembly which holds stackable individual meal containers, and wherein said horizontally expandable compartment, when the meal storage assembly is removed, is thereby operable to retract horizontally into a collapsed position such that is it flush with the vertical alignment of the inner wall of the carry device, and; b) a plurality of pockets for storing non-perishables including any of the following: a book, a laptop or tablet computer, athletic apparel, and a beverage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Alan Samuel
  • Patent number: 9418707
    Abstract: An accommodating case from which a user can easily detach a recording medium is provided. An accommodating case includes an inner surface thereof with a medium disposition area that is an area to dispose the recording medium. In addition, the accommodating case includes an engagement plate portion for engaging with edges of the recording medium so that the recording medium disposed in the medium disposition area is prevented from separating from the inner surface thereof. Furthermore, the accommodating case includes a movable plate portion defining a part of the inner surface thereof. The movable plate portion is movable relative the other portion of the inner surface of the accommodating case to be recessed toward the outside of the accommodating case. The movable plate portion is located over the medium disposition area and an outside area of the medium disposition area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinjiro Komatani, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Toru Kuronuma, Akio Takizawa
  • Patent number: 9412104
    Abstract: A transaction product includes a primary member, an auxiliary member, and a machine-readable account identifier. The primary member defines a first panel and a second panel, the first panel defines two or more embossed sections defining interior ledge segments that define a track therebetween, and the first and second panels are coupled to one another such that the track is interposed between the first and second panels. The auxiliary member is interposed between the first and second panels, is partially positioned within the track, and is configured to move within the track in one or more of a first direction and a second direction. Movement of the auxiliary member is limited by interaction between the auxiliary member and the interior ledge segments of the two or more embossed sections. The machine-readable account identifier links the primary member to an account or record and is secured to the primary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Sage C. Rider, David Ledsinger, Ted C. Halbur, Megan B. Engeseth, Cynthia Emery, Michael Esposito, David Boyer
  • Patent number: 9202240
    Abstract: A greeting card stored-value card combinations and methods of forming said combinations are provided. In one embodiment, these combinations include a greeting card comprising means for affixing a stored-value card thereto. These combinations also include a stored-value card affixed to the greeting card. A single identifier, such as a Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) or a Universal Product Code (UPC), is assigned to the bundle that uniquely identifies the bundled greeting card and stored-value card. The single identifier provides identification means allowing the stored-value card to be activated. A single capture of the single identifier enables the customer to both purchase the greeting card stored-value card combination product as well as to activate the store-value card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC.
    Inventor: Donald Kingsborough
  • Patent number: 9169046
    Abstract: A ball display case has base and a cover that is securable to the base. The cover and base at least partially enclose a space for holding a ball when the cover is secured to the base. The cover can be moved to a position in which the cover cannot be non-destructively removed from the base without moving the cover relative to the base away from this position. A lock is adapted for selective application to at least one of the base and the cover. The lock prevents non-destructive movement of the cover away from the position. The lock is adapted for selectively and irreversibly converting the display case from an unlocked condition in which the cover is releasably secured to the base to a locked condition in which the cover cannot be non-destructively removed from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Inducomp Corporation
    Inventor: John T. Weldon
  • Patent number: 9033145
    Abstract: Protective mailer capable of being processed by postal processing equipment without causing damage to the article held by the mailer. The pocket holding the article inside the mailer is offset relative to one edge, when folded, by a distance sufficient to prevent damage when the mailer is oriented and processed. The mailer may include a resizing flap that, when unfolded and deployed, changes the dimensions of the mailer so that the mailer is processed by the postal processing equipment as a non-letter or flat mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Butler Leasing Corporation
    Inventors: Todd N. Butler, Bryan W. Horn
  • Patent number: 9033144
    Abstract: A novel packaging for flat media having substantially square panels wherein at least one of the panels is adapted to form a compartment for storing a phonographic record, an audiovisual record or any flat media. The arrangement of the square panels enables the package to be folded in a compact, flat configuration for ease of storage and shipping. When erected, the package forms a cube that could be used as additional storage. The cube may be erected with either of the sides of the panels visible so as to afford greater opportunity for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Courtney Wrenn
  • Patent number: 8977562
    Abstract: The present invention provides for automation of the process of ensuring that the contents of the return mailed digital media, comprising a disc enclosed in a sleeve, is correct for redistribution. A camera on a sorting machine is used to scan a first code on a hub of the disc through a sleeve opening. The camera also scans a second code printed on the sleeve. The sorter computer compares the first and second codes to determine whether the first and second codes correspond. If the first and second codes do not correspond, the sorter outsorts the mailed digital media so that the mismatch problem can be corrected. In a further embodiment, the system detects whether there are more or less than a single disk in the mail package. In the preferred embodiment, the mailed digital media is further composed of an envelope that receives and encloses the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Rosenkranz, John P. Thorpe, Daniel P. Scott
  • Patent number: 8967454
    Abstract: Packaging systems, such as envelopes and folders, with digital media storage are disclosed. In some embodiments, an envelope may include a unitary planar material folded along first and second transverse folds forming a first end panel, a second end panel, and a middle panel disposed between the first end panel and the second end panel, along the second transverse fold to form a closure for the document receptacle, and a lateral projection on one of the first and second end panels folded along a longitudinal fold onto another portion of the one of the first and second end panels and affixed along an edge of the lateral projection opposite the longitudinal fold to the another portion of the one of the first and second end panels to form a pocket between the lateral projection and the another portion of the one of the first and second end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey N Olsen
  • Patent number: 8919547
    Abstract: A case for holding optical discs includes a primary blank formed of foldable material and having at least six interconnected panels. In certain of the panels of the primary blank a U-shaped cutout is formed, and in certain other panels a disc access cutout is formed. The panels are folded to form a folded primary blank. The folded primary blank is joined to an end blank, which is also folded to form a folded end blank, the folded primary blank and the folded end blank being joined together to define a folded composite blank. The folded composite blank is positioned between a front cover and a back cover of a cover piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Disc Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Felipe Antonio Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140299494
    Abstract: A package assembly including a first layer having a bottom surface and a top surface, and at least two panels coupled to the top surface of the first layer such that a first panel is disposed along a right edge of the first layer and the second panel is disposed along a left edge of the first layer, the first panel being pivotally engaged to the second panel along an axis, the at least two panels having formed therein a recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: DISC GRAPHICS INC.
    Inventor: Shane Rossiter
  • Patent number: 8850857
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for a detacher for a security device are disclosed. The detacher (180c) includes a magnet (1820) that can be moved relative to a housing (1810) by a motor (1830). Magnet and motor are mounted inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Franklin H. Valade, Jr., Thomas G. Riley, Firas H. Faham, Gilbert Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20140262872
    Abstract: A blister package is provided for retaining a disc or other article. The blister package includes a thermoformed plate having a front side and a back side. A retaining well is formed in the back side of the plate and is dimensionally formed for receiving the disc or other article. At least one engagement clip is integrally formed within the plate and positioned on a periphery of the retaining well. The clip includes a resilient hook portion for surrounding an edge of a disk or article that is received in the retaining well. The hook applies a resilient retaining force on the disk or article in the direction of the back side of the plate such that the hook positions the disk or article in frictional contact with the back side of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Helm
  • Patent number: 8793912
    Abstract: A greeting card display system features a greeting card with a card first panel and a card second panel pivotally attached. A first crease divides a card front surface from a card back surface and a card first inside surface from a card second inside surface. The system features a protective sleeve with a sleeve first panel and a sleeve second panel. The protective sleeve features a sleeve cavity with a single sleeve opening adapted for insertion of the greeting card. The sleeve first panel is pivotally located on the sleeve second panel via a sleeve first outside crease that divides the front surface from the back surface and a sleeve first inside crease that divides the first inside surface from the second inside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Patent number: 8783455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing a disc, such as a CD or DVD. A disc storage case includes a housing having a top wall coupled to a bottom wall with a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall, and a fourth side wall. The top wall, the bottom wall, and the four side walls define an enclosure. The case also includes an opening in the fourth side wall for access to the enclosure and is adapted to receive a disc. The case also includes a first member adjacent the first side wall and a second member adjacent the third side wall. The first member and the second member are adapted to cooperate to receive and secure the disc within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8776559
    Abstract: A security assembly is configured for attachment to a hole saw having a cap defining a central mounting aperture. The security assembly includes a substantially cylindrical base portion having a central axis. A handle portion is coupled to the cylindrical base portion and defines a tag cavity for housing a security tag. An extension member extends opposite the handle portion from the base portion along the central axis. The extension member engages the central mounting aperture of the hole saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Corbat, Thaddeus H. Feiler, Todd Taylor
  • Patent number: 8763801
    Abstract: A disk storage system for disks having a central opening includes a set of hingedly connectable disk trays, a pair of axle members for attachment to one of the trays on an axle axis thereof, and a storage container having hinge pedestals for engagement by the axle members. Hinged connections between adjacent trays is by tabs that are pivotable on respective hinge axes of the different trays, the tabs being engagable with respective tab cavities of adjacent trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Finest Products Limited
    Inventor: Kwok Din Lau
  • Patent number: 8757372
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a folded paper CD/DVD case. The case can be biodegradable, and uses reduced or minimal material. The case can be made without the use of cuts or glue, nor does the case require special equipment or machinery to manufacture. The case can hold plural media such as, e.g., two CDs or DVDs. The footprint of the case can be reduced or minimal, that is, e.g., only minimally larger than one or more CDs or DVDs it will hold. The case can have a pentagonal or pentagon-like shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Sarab
  • Patent number: 8695795
    Abstract: A system used for organizing, storing, and transporting multimedia and related paperwork for use by, for example, a disc jockey. The interconnectable, portable container-system includes a box, with a top, bottom, back and two sides. It further includes accessories such as a large divider, and drawers and may be further divided by a small divider and mini dividers according to user's intended application of use. Boxes can be inter-connected for efficient storage and portability using the system described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jason W. Huber
  • Patent number: 8662296
    Abstract: A package for holding an item, and a method of making the same are provided. The package includes a plurality of page spread blanks, a front endsheet blank and a back endsheet blank. The blanks include a disc receiving opening and a pair of disc securing lugs. The disc securing lugs are adapted to contact an outer periphery of an item placed into the disc receiving opening and removed from the disc receiving opening. The front endsheet blank is connected to one of the plurality of page spread blanks and the back endsheet blank is connected along to another of the plurality of page spread blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Atlas AGI Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Preece
  • Publication number: 20140034526
    Abstract: An electronic media storage apparatus includes a lower housing having a floor, opposed side walls and a rear wall. A front wall is movable between open and closed configurations. The apparatus includes a cover having a top portion and opposed first and second sides extending downwardly therefrom. The lower housing side walls, lower housing rear wall, and the front wall collectively define a continuous lip at an upper end of the lower housing and an upper end of the front wall when the front wall is at the closed configuration. The cover is removably coupled to the lower housing and the front wall. When the front wall is at the closed configuration and the cover is coupled to the lower housing and front wall, a hermetic cavity is formed between the lower housing, the front wall, and the cover; the cavity being sized to receive an electronic media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Omer Muskopf
  • Patent number: 8640508
    Abstract: Apparatus for releasing a magnetic security device used to inhibit unauthorised access to and/or unauthorised removal of an article. The apparatus has a first portion (1) for locating an article in a first direction (D1) and a second portion (2) for locating an article in a second direction (D2) perpendicular to the first direction (D1), so providing an L-shaped slot or receptacle capable of receiving articles of a wide range of shapes and sizes having a security device installed adjacent two substantially perpendicular sides thereof. The first and/or second portions include magnetic release means for releasing a lock securing the security device to the article and arranged to assist in locating the article in a third direction (M) perpendicular to the first and second directions (D1, D2) by magnetic attraction of the security device as the article is brought into contact with the first and second portions to align the magnetic security device with the magnetic release means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dubois Limited
    Inventors: Sean Geoffrey Maddox, Peter Antony Farrar, Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 8613155
    Abstract: A greeting card display system has a greeting card with a card first panel and a card second panel pivotally attached. A first crease divides a card front surface from a card back surface and a card first inside surface from a card second inside surface. The system has a protective sleeve with a sleeve first panel and a sleeve second panel. The protective sleeve has a sleeve cavity with a single sleeve opening adapted for insertion of the greeting card. The sleeve first panel is pivotally located on the sleeve second panel via a sleeve first outside crease that divides the front surface from the back surface and a sleeve first inside crease that divides the first inside surface from the second inside surface. The system has a display unit adapted to receive the protective sleeve on a display unit front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Publication number: 20130306502
    Abstract: A novel packaging for flat media having substantially square panels wherein at least one of the panels is adapted to form a compartment for storing a phonographic record, an audiovisual record or any flat media. The arrangement of the square panels enables the package to be folded in a compact, flat configuration for ease of storage and shipping. When erected, the package forms a cube that could be used as additional storage. The cube may be erected with either of the sides of the panels visible so as to afford greater opportunity for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Courtney Wrenn
  • Publication number: 20130291492
    Abstract: Various arrangements of a disc presentation device are presented. Such a disc presentation device may include a backing plate comprising a first surface. The disc presentation device may include a plurality of disc anchors arranged on the first surface of the backing plate. The plurality of disc anchors may be arranged in a circular pattern on the surface of the backing plate. Further, the plurality of disc anchors may be arranged such that when each disc anchor of the plurality of disc anchors is anchoring a disc, no disc coupled with an anchor of the plurality of disc anchors overlaps another disc coupled with another anchor of the plurality of disc anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Blockbuster L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kevin Andrew Lewis, Travis Michael Smith, Eileen Frances Head, Debra Vowell Trahan
  • Patent number: 8573011
    Abstract: An antitheft device designed to be attached to an off-the-shelf commodity item, preferably a piece of clothing, in particular in close proximity to the edge of the item, including a first so-called fastening part, provided with a nail-type pinning element, a second so-called attachment part, including a recess capable of receiving the said pinning element, a locking system designed to retain the pinning element in the said recess, the two parts being connected to one another so as to be movable relative to one another when the pinning element is outside the recess, and a spring providing the elastic mobility of the fastening part in relation to the attachment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Thoonsen Trading
    Inventor: Jacky Thoonsen
  • Publication number: 20130256164
    Abstract: A disk holding device according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cassette that includes an interior and an end wall and a cover that is received against the cassette to at least partially cover the interior, the cover having a latch arm that includes a channel established by a first edge wall and a second edge wall, the channel receiving a complementary portion formed in the end wall of the cassette. The first edge wall is received against an interior surface of the end wall that faces toward the interior and the second edge wall is received against an exterior surface of the end wall that faces away from the interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: E.Pak International, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifton C. Haggard
  • Patent number: 8547690
    Abstract: A retention device includes a holder and an extractable casing mounted to the holder. The retention device includes a base, a cover opposite to the base, and a lateral plate extending from the base and interconnecting the base and the cover. The base, the side plates, and the cover cooperatively define a rectangular first cavity with an opening at a lateral side. The casing and the holder cooperatively define a second cavity. A size of the second cavity is less than that of the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiu-Quan Hu, Lin-Han Wu, Li Hou, Wei Wang