Wrapped, Boxed, Or Secured Through Roll Core Patents (Class 206/397)
  • Patent number: 10334995
    Abstract: The decorative cover for a paper towel roll and holder is configured for use with a paper towel roll. The decorative cover for a paper towel roll and holder is placed over the paper towel roll for decorative purposes. The paper towel roll may be mounted on a paper towel holder. The decorative cover for a paper towel roll and holder comprises a cylinder, a top cap, and a slot. The cylinder is defined with a vertical face, a superior base, and an inferior base. The vertical face encloses the paper towel roll. The top cap encloses the superior base of the cylinder. The slot is an aperture formed in the vertical face. The free end of the paper towel roll is threaded through the slot such that paper towels may be drawn out of the paper towel roll without removing the decorative cover for a paper towel roll and holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Stephanie Butler
  • Patent number: 9644656
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to secure a coiled portion of an electrical cord, a cable, or a rope. An exemplary embodiment has a coil securing portion with an interior surface, a collapsing portion joined with the coil securing portion, and a means for securing the coil retainer in a collapsed position. The coil securing portion and the collapsing portion cooperatively define a substantially tubular interior region and an opening, wherein the interior region is configured to receive a coil portion inserted through the opening when the coil retainer is in an open position. The coiled portion is frictionally secured by the interior surface of the coil securing portion when the coil retainer is secured in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Cord Controller, LLC
    Inventors: Karen J. Mask, Duane M. Mask
  • Patent number: 9535227
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device has a first fiber optic adapter, a spool, and a fiber optic cable wrapped around the spool. The fiber optic cable includes a first optical fiber. A first fiber optic connector is mounted at a first end of the first optical fiber. The first end of the first fiber optic connector is inserted within the first fiber optic adapter. The first fiber optic adapter and the spool is configured to rotate in unison about a common axis when the fiber optic cable is unwound from the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Kowalczyk, Trevor D. Smith, Jonathan R. Kaml, Thomas G. LeBlanc, Ronald A. Beck
  • Publication number: 20150115095
    Abstract: A cable carrying case, in one embodiment, includes a first halve and a second halve that are coupled together by a fastener. The first and second halves pivot between an open and a closed position around the fastener. The cable carrying case has a releasable support member that is configured to support the weight of a spool of cable. The spool of cable may rotate about the support member to dispense the cable from within the case through a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Crossett, Cary Lynne Mullin, Jacqueline Busco, Brian Keith Hanson
  • Patent number: 8959880
    Abstract: A film-supporting device is used with a waste-disposal unit. The device comprises an annular body. The annular body has an annular wall. The inward radial surface of the wall defines a central opening of the body. The outline of the central opening in a transverse plane of the device has variable diametrical dimensions with a first diameter of greater dimension than the second diameter. The outline has two of the first diameter of generally equal dimension and two of the second diameter of generally equal dimension. The device has tubular film about an outward radial surface of the annular body. A free annular end is dispensed outwardly from the annular wall. The free annular end is closed to form a bag. The opening of the bag is accessible through the central opening and is of optimized shape via the central opening for the disposal of waste. A method for disposing of waste on a scooping tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Refills Company Limited
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 8931638
    Abstract: A system for packaging a product stored in a coil having an interior surface that defines a bore, the system including a container having a base and a wall extending upward from the base, the wall defining a space for receiving the coil; a pad supported on the base of the container, the pad including an outer portion that underlies the coil and a plurality of tabs extending inward from the outer portion, wherein the tabs on the pad are circumferentially spaced and define pad notches therebetween; a drum core having a first end and a second end, the drum core being insertable within the bore of the coil, the first end of the drum core having a plurality of tabs extending axially outward therefrom, the plurality of tabs being circumferentially spaced from each other to define notches therebetween, wherein upon insertion, the tabs on the first end of the drum core are received within pad notches and the tabs on the pad extend radially inward into the notches defined by the tabs on the drum core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8770404
    Abstract: A wrapping paper for a roll having two opposed roll ends, the wrapping paper includes: a paper layer; and at least one exposed strip having adhesive properties. The at least one exposed strip is proximate to a side edge of the paper layer and covers at least a portion of one of the roll ends when wrapped around the roll. A method for wrapping a roll having a pair of spaced roll ends and an outer roll surface extending between the roll ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cascades Conversion, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Scott Bowden, Denis Aumais, Michel Labbe
  • Patent number: 8708144
    Abstract: An adapter for inserting into a carton containing a non-reel coil of filamentary material or wire has a shaft-receiving sleeve supported by a box structure. The adapter's box structure has top and back walls joined at right angles and reinforced by side walls. Knobs extend outwardly from the side walls and have openings therethrough. Ribs on the underside of the top wall define a channel which is aligned with the openings in the knobs. The ribs, top wall and knobs define a sleeve which is oriented such that it may receive a shaft or rod of a wire pulling rack. Alternatively, said adapter having a box structure with walls only in two perpendicular planes. At least two of said walls forming a channel extending outwardly that may receive a shaft or rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Babcock, James H. Coffey
  • Patent number: 8596455
    Abstract: An adapter for inserting into a carton containing a non-reel coil of filamentary material or wire has a shaft-receiving sleeve supported by a box structure. The adapter's structure has top, front, bottom and back walls reinforced by side gussets. The underside of the top wall, the interior of the back wall, and the top of the bottom wall of the adapter define a channel. The channel is oriented such that it may receive a shaft or rod of a wire pulling rack. The adapter may be assembled from a blank of foldable material. The adapter blank may be manufactured as a detachable element of a carton blank which is also used to construct a carton to hold a non-reel coil of filamentary material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Babcock, James H. Coffey
  • Patent number: 8550245
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a welding wire and container assembly includes a container having an interior volume; a coil of welding wire disposed in the interior volume; and a wire container cover. The wire container cover may include a top surface having an opening therethrough to enable welding wire to pass through the wire container cover when the wire container cover is disposed on the container. The assembly also may include a skirt askew to the top surface, wherein the skirt is adapted to produce friction between the skirt and a side of the container when the wire container cover is disposed on the container housing and wherein the skirt is non-locking with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 8534581
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a hold down device for coiled wire stored in a wire storing container having a heading member that bounds a first coil face, a cover member bounding a second coil face, and a tensioning device extendable between the heading member and the cover member where the tensioning device is capable of applying compressive force between the heading member and the cover member. The heading member is fashioned having an integrally formed handle that eliminates the need to incorporate additional components for connecting to the tensioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Cooper, Paul A. Weissbrod, Yonatan Necoechea
  • Patent number: 8522999
    Abstract: A bag dispensing apparatus is described that comprises a container that includes a series of bags. The core comprises a number of hingedly connected plates that are biased to a first position. The core receives and connects to the terminal end portion of a last bag of the series of bags. A line of weakness is constructed between each pair of adjacent bags to permit ease of separation between adjacent bags. A first position of the last bag includes that the attachment of the last bag and core removes the container with the last bag when the last bag is removed from the trashcan. The last bag is optionally movable to a second position that includes separating the last bag from the container. Once the container is separated from the last bag, the container is suitable for refilling with the series of bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Jack Joseph Licata
  • Patent number: 8485358
    Abstract: The present embodiments are directed towards securing wire within a container. Advantageously, the present embodiments provide a system in which wire may be secured without modification of the container. Specifically, the present embodiments provide a floating tie down assembly configured to hold together a bundle of welding wire in a welding wire container. The floating tie down assembly is configured to float within the welding wire container, and the floating tie down assembly includes a lower removable insert, an upper removable insert, and a resilient material extending between the lower insert and the upper insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Barhorst, Eric Heyne, Brenda Comer, Phil Hissong
  • Patent number: 8485354
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for storing coreless roll paper R having a hollow portion in the axis portion instead of a winding core, wherein the structure includes an outer case 2 for storing roll paper R; and a lower holding member and an upper holding member 4 respectively having concave portions 31,41 each having an inside diameter that closely matches the outside diameter of the roll paper R, each of the lower holding member 3 and the upper holding member 4 having an external shape that fits the outer case 2, wherein the lower holding member 3 is disposed in the outer case 2 with the concave portion 31 facing upward, and the upper holding member 4 is disposed in the outer case 2 at the location above the lower holding member 3 with its concave portion 41 facing downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Il, Toshifusa Hirano, Wataru Oyama, Hisato Yoshii
  • Patent number: 8336711
    Abstract: A rolled object whose core juts from the respective end portions is housed. End face wall components which support the core so as to horizontally suspend the rolled object and side wall components which connect the end face wall components with each other and cause the end face components to be provided on the respective sides of the rolled object in horizontal directions are provided. Each of the side wall components has a vertically-provided planar wall portion and a jutting portion which is formed horizontally across the wall portion at a vertical central portion of the wall portion and juts to be able to surface-contact a circumferential surface of the rolled object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Katsurayama, Naoyuki Suzuki, Kozo Ushirobata, Takeshi Yokomaku, Akira Sakou
  • Patent number: 8251208
    Abstract: A flat roll gift wrap package has an elongated form with planar opposed sides and convex arcuate transitions between the sides. Flexible material in sheet form, such as, for example, paper or plastic, can be wound about the form without formation of creases or folds at the arcuate transitions. Printed patterns applied to the flexible material in sheet form are visible in full or repeated one or more times on the material which extends over the planar opposed sides of the form. Multiple flat roll gift wrap packages are combined in display packages or envelopes, poly bags or boxes and stacked on the planar sides of the flat rolls or with the arcuate transitions of the flat rolls arranged side-by-side. Retail displays of flat roll gift wrap products include flat rolls of gift wrap sheet material contained in envelopes which are suspended or otherwise held in a generally vertical orientation upon a retail displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Morrissey, David E. Blinderman, Joel Hageman
  • Patent number: 8191724
    Abstract: A bag dispensing apparatus is described that comprises a container that includes a box and a series of bags. The box includes a plurality of walls that define an approximately rectangular enclosure. One of the walls defines a restricted opening. The box includes opposing walls and two of said opposing walls include connectors. A core is attached to the connectors of the container. The connectors provide for the rotational movement of the core relative to the box. The core comprises a number hingedly connected plates that are biased to a first position. The series of bags are connected in sequence and sequentially removable through the opening in the box. The core receives and connects to the terminal end portion of a last bag of the series of bags. A line of weakness is constructed between each pair of adjacent bags to permit ease of separation between adjacent bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Jack Joseph Licata
  • Publication number: 20120091249
    Abstract: A cable carrying case is provided, an embodiment of the case having two halves, a first half and a second half that are coupled together at a first fastener, the first and second halves pivoting between an open and a closed position around the first fastener. An embodiment of the case further comprises a cylindrical protrusion that is releasably attached to the inner surface of the first half at a receiving port and releasably attached to the receiving port of the second half upon the case being closed. In the closed position, the cylindrical protrusion supports the weight of a spool of cable that has been placed thereon, and the spool may rotate about the cylindrical protrusion to dispense the cable from within the case as the cable is pulled from the case. Once the cable is depleted, the case may be opened and the spool of cable can be replaced with a new spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Crossett, Cary Lynne Mullin, Jacqueline Busco, Brian Keith Hanson
  • Patent number: 8147473
    Abstract: Folded fibrous structures, more particularly, folded sanitary tissue products, especially in rolled form, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Joseph Butsch, Kevin Benson McNeil, Lois Jean Forde-Kohler
  • Publication number: 20120031791
    Abstract: A rolled object whose core juts from the respective end portions is housed. End face wall components which support the core so as to horizontally suspend the rolled object and side wall components which connect the end face wall components with each other and cause the end face components to be provided on the respective sides of the rolled object in horizontal directions are provided. Each of the side wall components has a vertically-provided planar wall portion and a jutting portion which is formed horizontally across the wall portion at a vertical central portion of the wall portion and juts to be able to surface-contact a circumferential surface of the rolled object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicants: NAKATSUGAWA PACKAGING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mamoru Katsurayama, Naoyuki Suzuki, Kozo Ushirobata, Takeshi Yokomaku, Akira Sakou
  • Patent number: 8100261
    Abstract: A dental floss package includes a box-shaped body, wherein the dental floss can be housed in the form of a spool, a cutting blade and a closing body, as well as an additional body (3, 23) provided with an aperture (3c) for the fastening thereof to a display. The additional body is obtained integrally with the box-shaped body or the closing body but is detachable along a weakening line (6). The box-shaped body (1, 11, 21, 110) and the closing body (2, 12, 22, 120) are also obtained integrally and joined along a thin folding line (5), and the box-shaped body (1, 11, 21, 110) is interference-coupled with the closing body (2, 12, 22, 120) by way of a wall encircling the spool (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Profimed S.r.l
    Inventors: Paolo Longoni, Ciro Lai, Elena Longoni
  • Publication number: 20110308193
    Abstract: A packaged construction material includes a housing, a roll of construction material such as a roll of building wall sheathing fabric located within the housing and a hanging device engaged with the housing for hanging the packaged construction material on the belt or other article of clothing worn by a construction worker or on a scaffolding or other support structure. A kit including the packaged rolled construction material and a sufficient amount of fluid membrane to be used on combination with the rolled construction material to impart a secondary weather barrier to a building wall substrate is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventor: David A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8006840
    Abstract: An adapter for inserting into a carton containing a non-reel coil of filamentary material or wire has a shaft-receiving sleeve supported by a box structure. The adapter's box structure has top and back walls joined at right angles and reinforced by side walls. Knobs extend outwardly from the side walls and have openings therethrough. Ribs on the underside of the top wall define a channel which is aligned with the openings in the knobs. The ribs, top wall and knobs define a sleeve which is oriented such that it may receive a shaft or rod of a wire pulling rack. Alternatively, said adapter having a box structure with walls only in two perpendicular planes. At least two of said walls forming a channel extending outwardly that may receive a shaft or rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Babcock, James H. Coffey
  • Patent number: 7987982
    Abstract: A retainer ring is provided for use in a welding wire package having looped magnetic welding wire. The ring is a flat sheet of flexible permanent magnet material with an outer periphery and an inner periphery and includes printed material on the ring which can be cut from the ring and affixed to any metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hsu
  • Patent number: 7958996
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20110127187
    Abstract: A wrapping paper for a roll having two opposed roll ends, the wrapping paper includes: a paper layer; and at least one exposed strip having adhesive properties. The at least one exposed strip is proximate to a side edge of the paper layer and covers at least a portion of one of the roll ends when wrapped around the roll. A method for wrapping a roll having a pair of spaced roll ends and an outer roll surface extending between the roll ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: CASCADES CONVERSION INC.
    Inventors: Richard Scott Bowden, Denis Aumais, Michel Labbe
  • Patent number: 7913895
    Abstract: A wrapping paper for a roll having two opposed roll ends, the wrapping paper includes: a paper layer; and at least one exposed strip having adhesive properties. The at least one exposed strip is proximate to a side edge of the paper layer and covers at least a portion of one of the roll ends when wrapped around the roll. A method for wrapping a roll having a pair of spaced roll ends and an outer roll surface extending between the roll ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Cascades Conversion, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Scott Bowden, Denis Aumais, Michel Labbé
  • Patent number: 7798326
    Abstract: A retainer ring is provided for use in a welding wire package having looped magnetic welding wire. The ring is a flat sheet of flexible permanent magnet material with an outer periphery and an inner periphery and includes printed material on the ring which can be cut from the ring and affixed to any metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hsu
  • Patent number: 7775359
    Abstract: The packaging of the present invention is provided with a printing paper roll to which printing paper is wound; an ink ribbon unit having a sending roll, a winding roll arranged in parallel to the sending roll and an ink ribbon wound around the sending roll; a container for storing the printing paper roll and the ink ribbon unit; a partition member disposed in the container for partitioning the printing paper roll from the ink ribbon unit, wherein the partitioning member comprises a pair of plate-like holding members for holding the printing paper roll at its ends in the axial direction and a plate-like connecting member for connecting the holding members; and the connecting member obliquely extending relative to the axial direction, and partitioning the container in the radial direction of the printing paper roll into first and second storage regions in which the printing paper roll and the ink ribbon unit are accommodated respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Maeda
  • Patent number: 7757467
    Abstract: A container holding a supply of plastic, tubular stock for the incremental withdrawal of portions thereof, said container comprising a malodor counteractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chomik, Rosemary Knuth, Caryl Yeager
  • Patent number: 7748530
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20100163444
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for storing coreless roll paper R having a hollow portion in the axis portion instead of a winding core, wherein the structure includes an outer case 2 for storing roll paper R; and a lower holding member 3 and an upper holding member 4 respectively having concave portions 31,41 each having an inside diameter that closely matches the outside diameter of the roll paper R, each of the lower holding member 3 and the upper holding member 4 having an external shape that fits the outer case 2, wherein the lower holding member 3 is disposed in the outer case 2 with the concave portion 31 facing upward, and the upper holding member 4 is disposed in the outer case 2 at the location above the lower holding member 3 with its concave portion 41 facing downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Takashi II, Toshifusa Hirano, Wataru Oyama, Hisato Yoshii
  • Patent number: 7743919
    Abstract: Packaging for reliably fixing an irregularly shaped ink ribbon unit includes few components, including a printing paper roll wound with printing paper, an ink ribbon unit having both a sending roll that is wound with an ink ribbon and a winding roll disposed in parallel to the sending roll, a container for holding the printing paper roll and ink ribbon unit, and a partition member that partitions the container into first and second storage regions, into which the printing paper roll and ink ribbon unit are respectively stored. The ink ribbon unit is arranged in such a manner that the direction of the shafts of the sending and winding rolls is parallel to the bottom surface of the second storage region, and the partition member extends with an inclination relative to a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface of the second storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Maeda, Kozo Odamura
  • Patent number: 7717266
    Abstract: A packaging method for sanitary items, the preferred embodiment of which is a diapering kit. In the diapering kit example, one or more diaper wipe(s) (12) are rolled around a disposal bag (10). The disposal bag folds back over the wipes, and a diaper (20) is rolled around it. The disposal bag is closed by a releasable closure (18), leaving the closed end of the disposal bag exposed, and folds back over the rolled diaper. A third reusable closure (22) closes the disposal bag at the other end of the rolled diaper, and the disposal bag folds back over the rolled diaper to the half-way point where it is closed tightly around the rolled diaper by a fourth releasable closure (32). Four additional item storage locations are created within the disposal bag, with potential for storing several different material types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Lisa Ice
  • Publication number: 20080245684
    Abstract: Provided is an toiletry and sundries attachment and containment device for interfacing a container or other containment means with a tissue dispensing apparatus found in public and private restrooms. The device includes one or more tabs for attaching to the container, and for attaching the container to the tissue dispensing apparatus. The tabs may be rigid, semi-rigid or flexible, and may be manufactured from a variety of materials including paper, plastic and metal. The attachment mechanisms or schemes may be any of a number of attachment mechanisms to include: mechanical fasteners, glue, Velcro®, adhesives strips, tape, etc. The container may be permanently or removably attached to the tabs, and hence the tissue dispensing apparatus, and may contain tissues, wet wipes, soaps, as well as other toiletries and sundries for use in a restroom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Dennis Yeatman
  • Patent number: 7419053
    Abstract: A container for receiving printed wallpaper from a wallpaper printing system, the wallpaper printing system including a winding area adapted to receive the container, the container comprising: a casing able to be closed to envelope the printed wallpaper; a core about which printed wallpaper is wound; two support members that each associate with opposite distal ends of the core, the support members bearing the load of the printed wallpaper against at least one interior surface of the casing; and, at least one of the support members including a hub which protrudes through an opening in an end of the casing, the hub adapted to engage with a drive spindle provided in the winding area of the printing system, the drive spindle rotating the hub which results in rotation of the core and consequent winding of the printed wallpaper about the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Publication number: 20080142387
    Abstract: A retainer ring is provided for use in a welding wire package having looped magnetic welding wire. The ring is a flat sheet of flexible permanent magnet material with an outer periphery and an inner periphery and includes printed material on the ring which can be cut from the ring and affixed to any metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher Hsu
  • Patent number: 7377388
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7367452
    Abstract: A retainer ring is provided for use in a welding wire package having looped magnetic welding wire. The ring is a flat sheet of flexible permanent magnet material with an outer periphery and an inner periphery and includes printed material on the ring which can be cut from the ring and affixed to any metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hsu
  • Patent number: 7325683
    Abstract: A large capacity welding wire container for storing welding wire, in which an outer shell, an inner shell, a base plate and upper and lower fixtures are mostly made of paper as well as application of steel is minimized so that the container is readily discarded after exhaustion and coupled/disassembled, and a welding wire package using the same. The welding wire container comprises: an upper protrusion enlarged in diameter beyond the outer shell for structurally reinforcing an upper outer portion of the outer shell; a lid sized for covering the outer shell; and an upper fixture for fixing and wrapping the lid at an upper end of the outer shell to obtain structural reinforcement, wherein the upper fixture includes a flange extending inward along an outer edge of the lid, a supporting face folded from the flange and extending along an outer periphery of the upper protrusion and a folded groove arranged under the supporting face and having a diameter smaller than that of the upper protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Hyundai Welding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-Young Bae, Sung-Wook Ha
  • Patent number: 7309038
    Abstract: A container for packaging and unwinding a coil of welding wire to allow an uninterrupted flow of the welding wire from one the container to another container. The coil of welding wire, including a coiled portion having a top and a bottom, a first extension of wire extending from the coil near the coil top to a feeding end and a second extension of wire extending from the coil near the bottom to a transfer end. The transfer end of one container being joinable to the feeding end of another container. The container including an outer packaging having at least one vertically extending sidewall, a closed bottom, a top opening for removing the welding wire and a wire coil receiving cavity within the outer packaging for receiving the wire coil. The feeding end and the transfer end can be positionable near the top opening. The container further includes at least one transfer control tab in the cavity near the top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7275708
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the apparatus for dispensing rolled sheet material comprises: a roll of sheet material oriented around a roll axis, and a disposable member disposed around the roll. The disposable member comprises a front wall disposed adjacent an end of the roll, a sidewall adjoining the front wall and disposed at a side of the roll, and a connecting member for engaging a wall bracket. A line of weakness is disposed in the sidewall such that a portion of the sidewall can be removed to form an aperture for dispensing the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventors: Richard Paul Lewis, Paul Francis Tramontina
  • Patent number: 7191978
    Abstract: A media web cartridge for storing a media web to be introduced into a wallpaper printing system, the wallpaper printing system including a region to receive the media web cartridge and feed the media web past a printhead at least as wide as the width of the media web, the media web cartridge comprising: a casing which envelopes the media web; a fixed shaft about which the media web is wound and is free to rotate; two support members that each hold an opposite end of the shaft, the support members adapted to be supported by the casing and to prevent rotation of the shaft relative to the casing; at least two feed rollers to draw the media web from about the shaft and force the media web through an exit region of the casing; and, at least one of the feed rollers including a coupling which protrudes through an opening in an end of the casing and is adapted to engage with a drive spindle provided in the printing system, the drive spindle adapted to rotate the at least one feed roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Patent number: 7172070
    Abstract: A game machine (2, 200) which includes a playing field (6, 301) traversed by objects, such as balls (320). The playing field can have plural drop zones (381–383) which can be selected by the player using deflectors (108–110) that control where the balls are launched. Detectors (22, 392) indicate scoring positions assumed by the balls. A payline display (28, 335) displays scored events. A symbol selector is included to select symbols which are variably assigned to the scoring positions and displayed on displays (20, 397). The balls score symbols which can be displayed in the payline display and affect winning or bonus play. Game machine (200) includes traditional slot machine reels which works in conjunction therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Greif Bros. Corp. of Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Coon, Randall Adams
  • Patent number: 7152735
    Abstract: A removable cover for a container and a container having the removable cover. The cover may be adapted with an opening to enable wire to pass through the cover with the cover disposed on the container. The container may be adapted to be lifted by inserting a fork, or other lifting member, of a lifting device into the container. The container may comprise a fiber drum having one or more openings, or recesses, adapted to receive a fork of a lifting device. The container may be cylindrical. The container may be adapted to store wire. An adapter assembly may be disposed on the cover to protect the opening in the cover and to direct movement of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 7077268
    Abstract: Described is a packaging (10) for a magnetic tape reel (12) wound on to a core element (32), comprising a tray element (14) with a bottom (16) from which a central centering projection (20) for centeredly fixing the core element (32) of the magnetic tape reel (12) and stacking projections (22) which are radially equally far away from the centering projection (20) for stacking tray elements (14) one upon the other project upwardly in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Leonard Kurz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Luber, Ralph Hopfensitz
  • Patent number: 7048121
    Abstract: A sealed case includes an elongated trunk member including an overlapped part made by overlapping parts of an inside end portion and an outside end portion apart from each other in a vertical axis direction of a sheet material and first and second end portions each provided with an opening and apart from each other. The overlapped part has a fixing area to fix the inside and outside end portions. First and second cover members are fixed to the first and second open end portions of the trunk member, closing the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Yamamoto, Kozo Tanaka, Taro Shimokochi, Jun Sada, Makoto Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Mizuma
  • Patent number: 7043888
    Abstract: A wound film dispenser with exterior retainer and method of assembling same are disclosed. The wound film dispenser includes a base to which a lid is hingedly attached via a fold. The interior end walls of the base include false walls which are biased into the base. The false walls include aperture through which the ends of the roll extend to at least partially receive the ends of the roll of wound film material. In so doing, the retainers are provided exterior to the roll of film. The false walls may be biased into the base using braces pushing the top edge of the false wall away from the end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher W. Gerulski, Alan John Linder
  • Patent number: 7017742
    Abstract: A container for storing material, such as welding wire. The container is adapted to be lifted by inserting a fork, or other lifting member, of a lifting device into the container. The container may comprise a fiber drum having one or more openings, or recesses, adapted to receive a fork of a lifting device. The container may be cylindrical. The container may be comprised of a cellulosic material. The container may house welding wire. A method of manufacturing a container adapted to be lifted by inserting a member of a lifting device into the container also is featured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company,
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 6938767
    Abstract: A container for welding wire comprises a box-like body having a bottom and a side wall, the side wall having a polygonal cross section with corners, and stabilizing elements arranged at at least some of the corners. The stabilizing elements extend upwardly from the bottom and have an outer shell portion comprising a corner portion facing the adjacent side wall and an inner portion facing an interior of the container for housing welding wire. The corner portion has a shape adapted to the shape of the adjacent corner. The inner portion defines a continuous inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti