Tubular Housing With Attached End Wall Patents (Class 206/407)
  • Patent number: 11168512
    Abstract: A window insulation apparatus includes a cylindrical core having opposite top and bottom ends. A plastic sheet has opposite top and bottom ends and is pleated along parallel fold lines that extend parallel to the top end of the sheet to form a folded sheet. Adhesive is applied adjacent the top end of the sheet. The folded sheet is wound around the cylindrical core so that the top end of the folded sheet is near the top end of the cylindrical core. A housing receives the core and the sheet wound on the core. The housing includes an elongate opening from which the sheet can be unwound. A cutting assembly is mounted to the housing substantially adjacent the elongate opening and can be moved parallel to the opening for cutting the sheet that has been dispensed from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: THERMWELL PRODUCTS CO., INC.
    Inventor: James Gerstein
  • Patent number: 10781026
    Abstract: To provide a container and a package configured to prevent a deformation of housed metal. According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided the container. This container includes a cylindrical container body, a lid, and a flat plate-shaped inner plug. The cylindrical container body with a bottom has a sidewall and a bottom wall. The lid has a flat plate portion and a side portion. The flat plate portion covers an opening of the container body. The side portion covers at least a part of an outer peripheral surface of the container body. The flat plate-shaped inner plug is located inside the lid. The container body includes a thread ridge on the outer peripheral surface. The side portion of the lid has a screw groove with two or more threads on its inner peripheral surface. The lid is configured to be screwed with the container body by screwing the screw groove with the thread ridge. A plurality of lock portions are disposed on an outer periphery of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isamu Sato, Takafumi Sano, Naoyuki Motozawa, Kazuya Higashi, Tomofumi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9428324
    Abstract: A packaging unit for a glass wound on a winding shaft includes a transport unit with a mounting support for the winding core which has a transport unit interior part and a transport unit exterior part. The transport unit interior part includes a floor element and side elements. The transport unit exterior part includes a floor element, side elements and a cover element. The mounting support for the winding core is always connected with or formed by two side elements of the transport unit interior part which are located opposite each other. The transport unit interior part is spaced apart from the transport unit exterior part in a floor region by spring elements, so that the transport unit interior part is arranged vibration-decoupled from the transport unit exterior part. A method of utilizing a transport unit for packaging a glass that is wound on a winding core is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Jotz, Eberhard Bachmann
  • Patent number: 8962050
    Abstract: A container for holding novelty items, toys or candies that is an openable closed-shape with a lock/release plug. The closed-shape can be repeatedly opened and closed to remove and refill the novelty items. The container can be any closed-shape required for end use. A lock/release plug is used to both open and lock the closed-shape into a closed state. The lock/release plug is dimensioned to fit within the interior diameter of the closed-shape. The closed-shape has slots proximate each open end that interact with compression tabs on the lock/release plug. A center stop assists in aligning the compression tabs with the slots. The container can be configured to be a hula hoop or be adorned on one's body, such as a necklace or a bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Domenick Merlino
  • Patent number: 8863978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pallet container (10), with a thin-walled, rigid inner container (12) composed of thermoplastic material for the storage and transport of liquid or pourable contents, with a trellis tube support casing (14) tightly enclosing the plastic container (12), and with a base pallet (16), on which the plastic container (12) rests and to which the support casing (14) is rigidly connected, wherein the trellis tube support casing (14) is constructed of vertical and horizontal tubes (18, 20) that are welded to each other, with the peripheral horizontal tubes (18) being rigidly connected to each other. The connection of the horizontal tubes (18) is accomplished by a positive clinched joint (24) disposed on the inside of the horizontal tubes (18), wherein the outside of the horizontal tubes (18) is free from any clinched joint deformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Mauser-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Przytulla, Klaus Peter Schmidt, Detlev Weyrauch, Ernst Wurzer
  • Patent number: 8631936
    Abstract: A wire container having a housing consisting essentially of recyclable material is provided. The housing has a peripheral wall defining a boundary leading from a first end to a second end of the housing, a plurality of end portions folded inwardly at the second end to define an end wall, and a plurality of support structures coplanar with and coupled to the end wall and extending across the plurality of end portions. A welding wire and container assembly is also provided, in which a coil of welding wire is disposed in the housing and support by the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Adam Rolfes, Sanjeev Thapa, Steve Barhorst
  • Patent number: 8424683
    Abstract: A portable rolled product containing a small roll of sheets, such as tissues or wet wipes, is particularly useful for uses outside the home. The roll of sheets is contained within a flexible package, such as a plastic film wrapper, having a roll housing portion and an extended dispensing portion or channel through which the user withdraws the product. After the desired amount of the sheets is withdrawn, the extended dispensing channel can be folded back around the roll housing portion of the package for storage until further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Edward Fryer, Martin Christopher Bunce, William John Maskell, Thomas Robert Walton
  • 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: 8292074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stabilizer suitable for stabilizing disks of a heat pack, wherein the stabilizer includes at least two elongate parallel pushers of height compatible with the height of the heat pack, each movable in a direction perpendicular to the pushers, the pushers being associated with an irreversible driver system enabling the pushers to be moved apart or towards each other, the pushers extending in service so as to face an inside diameter of the disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
    Inventor: Michel Fiore
  • Patent number: 8235956
    Abstract: Packaging for an extra-labial fluid voiding apparatus includes a tube having a cylindrical wall, a closed end, and an open end. The cylindrical wall and closed end define a cavity that can contain the voiding apparatus. The cylindrical wall is pliable and has an inner diameter. A cap is adapted to respectively close and open the tube at the open end. The cap has an end plate with an annular flange extending therefrom. The annular flange is rigid and has an outer diameter. The annular flange is insertable into the cavity at the open end of the tube and within the inner diameter of the cylindrical wall. The outer diameter of the flange is larger than the inner diameter of the cylindrical wall to a degree such that the outer diameter and the inner diameter are engageable in a press-fit arrangement, when the cap is connected to the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: FemMed, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Block
  • Patent number: 8235210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a welding wire container lid contains a surface portion, a vertical portion extending downward from the surface portion at an end of the surface portion, a protrusion portion extending upward from the surface portion, and an elongated opening which extends from the protrusion portion onto the surface portion near the vertical portion. The opening has two sides opposite each other, where a first of the sides follows a contour of the surface portion and the protrusion portion and a second of the sides has a contour which is different from the contour of the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Carreto De Lacerda, Ines Pignatelli, Hendrik Perrée
  • Publication number: 20120043240
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to s paint roller storage system. This system employs a receptacle for receiving a paint roller cover that contains wet paint. In one embodiment, the receptacle comprises a top end and a bottom end opposite the top end, an internal cylindrical space having sidewalls defining a cylindrical inner diameter between the top end and bottom end, the inner diameter being at least the same or greater than the roller diameter, a floor at the bottom end enclosing the cylindrical sidewalls, and an open mouth at the top end. A cap capable of attaching over the mouth end of the cylinder when the paint roller is received within the receptacle is also disclosed. In another embodiment, a flared section is installed at the top of the cylinder to create a flared mouth opening having a larger diameter than the cylinder diameter and paint roller cover diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Steven G. Dvorak
  • Patent number: 7992753
    Abstract: A bag dispenser includes an axle having a plurality of spaced-apart interior annular rings. A roll of bags are wound about the axle and a rod is insertable into the axle. When inserted into the axle, the rod engages at least one of the annular rings to connect the rod to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: RPG Bags, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Edwards
  • Publication number: 20110114523
    Abstract: A container for accommodating a welding wire coil has a metal frame which defines an accommodation space for the welding wire coil. The metal frame has a bottom portion on which the welding wire coil is to be placed, and a side structure intended to laterally support the welding wire coil. The bottom portion of the metal frame is formed from four metal bars arranged so as to form a grid, and the side structure of the metal frame is formed by eight metal tubes, each of which is connected to one of the ends of the metal bars. The container further has a cardboard wall structure covering the outside of the side structure of the metal frame and having an octagonal shape in cross-section, and a cardboard floor structure covering the outside of the bottom portion of the metal frame. Furthermore, supporting feet are provided which are bolted to the metal frame and which clamp the cardboard floor structure to the bottom portion of the metal frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: CARLO GELMETTI
  • Patent number: 7900774
    Abstract: A kit and/or a method for storing and/or for displaying gift wrapping and/or accessories are provided. A sleeve has a plurality of walls that form a geometric cross-section capable of resisting a crushing of the contents of the sleeve. An insert is sized for insertion into the sleeve adjacent to one or more of the plurality of walls. The accessories are affixed to the insert between the insert and one or more of the plurality of walls of the sleeve to maintain a position of the accessories for display through the sleeve. Cutouts and/or windows of transparency and/or translucency in one or more of the plurality of walls of the sleeve allow a purchaser to view the contents of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Maria Stroster
  • Patent number: 7866536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging concept includes a tubular wall member and end caps. The packaging is constructed from a sheet of flexible material wrapped into a continuous wall and fastened at the ends of the sheet material leaving open tube ends. The open ends of the tube are then closed by an end cap. The end caps are each formed from a continuous blank of sheet material. The blank includes at least three aligned cap layers. The first and second cap layers are adjacent to each other and connected by a tab connector. Each of the first and second cap layers also includes a plurality of bendable support tabs and each of the first and second cap layers includes a plurality of spaces between adjacent respective bendable support tabs. The first cap layer is folded relative to the second cap layer such that the support tabs of the first cap layer enter the spaces of the second cap layer and the support tabs of the second cap layer enter the spaces of the first cap layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: John Calendrille, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7597195
    Abstract: A method for packaging a photosensitive film roll, which includes packaging the photosensitive film roll with a resin case. The photosensitive film roll is formed in a step by winding around a core, a photosensitive film comprising a supporting film and a photosensitive resin composition layer formed on the supporting film. The resin case is collapsible without generating any waste materials after the case is collapsed. The photosensitive resin layer includes a photosensitive resin composition containing a binder polymer and a photopolymerizable compound having at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated group within a molecule and a photopolymerization initiator, and the resin case consists of a resin having a lower surface energy than the photosensitive resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Katsutoshi Itagaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideaki Tagaya
  • Publication number: 20080296188
    Abstract: A roll of folded wrapping material such as a packaging or gift material and methods of use thereof. The roll is constructed of a folded length of sheet material wrapped about an inner core or tube. The length of the core used to form the roll of folded wrapping material can therefore be reduced to about half of the length of a core of a standard roll of wrapping material thereby reducing the amount of shelf space needed to store the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Andrew Weder
  • Patent number: 7441657
    Abstract: A cover for a welding wire container has a top side and a slot in the top side. The slot allows for welding wire to be pulled from a welding wire container. On the outside of the cover, a holding-down device is provided. The holding-down device is adapted to hold an end portion of the welding wire in flat contact with the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Sidergas Spa
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Patent number: 7404485
    Abstract: A roll wrap for wrapping a paper roll is provided. The roll wrap includes an outer wrapper and a header. The outer wrapper is constructed for circumscribing the periphery of the paper roll long a length of the paper roll from a first end of the paper roll to a second end of the paper roll. The outer wrapper includes a peripheral wrapper portion, a first edge region for forming a first crimp, a second edge region for forming a second crimp, an interior surface for contacting the paper roll, and an exterior surface. At least one of the exterior surface first edge region and the exterior surface second edge region or the interior surface first edge region and the interior surface second edge region includes a self seal adhesive. The header includes a first surface and a second surface. At least one of the first header first surface and the header second surface includes a self seal adhesive. A wrapped paper roll and a method for wrapping a paper roll are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventor: David Uitenbroek
  • Publication number: 20080149513
    Abstract: A wire container having a housing consisting essentially of recyclable material is provided. The housing has a peripheral wall defining a boundary leading from a first end to a second end of the housing, a plurality of end portions folded inwardly at the second end to define an end wall, and a plurality of support structures coplanar with and coupled to the end wall and extending across the plurality of end portions. A welding wire and container assembly is also provided, in which a coil of welding wire is disposed in the housing and support by the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Adam Rolfes, Sanjeev Thapa, Steve Barhorst
  • 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: 7255254
    Abstract: A self-contained dispenser apparatus configured to dispense a continuous feed of plastic bag material wound in a coreless roll thereof. The dispenser apparatus includes a base portion defining an opening into a receiving bay thereof. A cover assembly is removably mountable to the base portion, and includes an end cover portion positioned over the opening to enclose the coreless roll therein. A dispensing slot extends through the end cover that enables one end of plastic bag material to continuously feed therethrough. The cover assembly further includes a cutting assembly positioned proximate the dispensing slot to enable severing of the plastic bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Pan Pacific Plastics Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Hin Siang Michael Tan
  • Patent number: 7044300
    Abstract: A packaging container contains plural roll containing wrappers, which have rolls of motion picture photo film. An upper case has a lower opening at a lower end, for containing the plural roll containing wrappers. A lower end panel closes the lower opening. Four through holes is formed in the upper case. Four connection tabs are formed to protrude from the lower end panel, retained in the four through holes, for connecting the lower end panel with the upper case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoshi Tamai
  • Publication number: 20040211694
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas D. Coon, Randall Adams
  • Patent number: 6789961
    Abstract: A method of loading a film assembly comprising a first film container (13) which may be a conventional film cassette and an additional film container (15, 102, 202, 302, 402, 502) having a length of film wound in one of the containers and extending to the other, comprises the steps of: (a) providing a coiled length of film which may be a bulk roll (52) and attaching a free end to a film winding tool (34); (b) rotating the film winding tool (34) to wind the film into a coil about the tool (34); (c) before or after step (b), enclosing the coil in the additional film container (15, 102, 202, 302, 402, 502) so that the film extends through a film slot thereof, and removing the film winding tool (34). The invention also resides in a film container for use in the method, and in an assembly so formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Ever Perfect Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yet Chan
  • Patent number: 6776966
    Abstract: A closed elongate canister having a generally rectangular cross-section formed by a front wall, a five-section back wall and two side walls, the walls of dimensions to house a plurality of ID test rotors stacked one atop another within the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Dade Behring Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Louis Gebrian, Allan Lee Cameron, Alan Christopher Mudd, Richard O'Brien, David Orrin Swett, Adrian Mark Thomas West
  • Publication number: 20030052029
    Abstract: A sealed case includes a cylindrical 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: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taro Yamamoto, Kozo Tanaka, Taro Shimokochi, Jun Sada, Makoto Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Mizuma
  • Patent number: 6439384
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for enclosing and protecting a metal coil in VPCI impregnated materials such that the metal coil can be transported in an eye horizontal orientation. The apparatus includes a metal coil that has an eye at its center and a vapor phase corrosion inhibitor (VPCI) impregnated material, which completely encloses an outer surface of the metal coil. A core extends along the length of the eye and has a first end and a second end. A first wing, having a collar that inserts into the first end of the core and wing members, is aligned next to the VPCI impregnated material. A second wing, having a collar that inserts into the second end of the core and wing members, is aligned next to the VPCI material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Liberty Distributers, Inc.
    Inventor: Janice M. Martin
  • Patent number: 6409017
    Abstract: The disclosed invention includes a composition for an optical fiber reel cover. The cured composition includes a polymer and a light inhibitor. The invention also includes a method of making an optical fiber reel cover with the inventive composition. The invention further includes a method to prevent photo-yellowing of coated optical fiber stored on a spool. The inventive reel cover is attached to a spool containing the fiber stored on a barrel of the spool. The cover conceals the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana C. Bookbinder, J. Richard Toler
  • Patent number: 6364188
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprising a hub unit and a housing that can be removed from the hub unit to dispense tape. The hub unit comprises a hub for holding a roll of tape, and two flanges, one on each of the opposite ends of the hub. One of the flanges optionally has a cutting edge along a portion of its outer periphery for severing tape pulled over the cutting edge. A plurality of tabs are provided generally adjacent the periphery of at least one of the flanges. The tabs tend to prevent accidental unwinding of tape from the tape dispenser unit. The housing covers the periphery of the flanges (including the cutting edge if provided).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Wayne K. Dunshee
  • Patent number: 6276528
    Abstract: A tubular core assembly and system including a rigid, open ended, tubular core body having grip strips arranged in a pattern on the outer surface of the tubular core body, at least one circumferential locking area, and a pair of annular insert members each configured to be received within respective opposed ends of the tubular core body. Upon engagement of an annular insert member with an end of the tubular core body, at least one radially extending member integrally formed on an external peripheral surface of the insert member, becomes releasably interlocked with the locking area, and one or more other radially extending members become frictionally engaged with an inner surface of the tubular core body. The pattern of the grip strips is configured such that when sheet material disposed in a first wrap around the tubular outer surface frictionally engages the grip strips, the first wrap remains releasably retained and successive wraps of the sheet material are disposed in a tightly rolled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Continental Products
    Inventors: Robert Nowotny, Ray Elrod
  • Publication number: 20010013478
    Abstract: A packaging container for photosensitive film has a detent locking and unlocking feature that provides light-tight closure of the container compartment to protect the product from the penetration of light. A protuberance formed in the container compartment interlocks with a notch formed in the closure for preventing axial movement of the closure. The interlocked protuberance and notch form the light-tight packaging container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventor: EDGAR G. EARNHART
  • Patent number: 5921391
    Abstract: A container for the transportation and/or temporary storage of filament like materials, such as wire, cord, rope and cable, fabricated preferably from corrugated paperboard material and comprising a cylindrical outer tube having a bottom wall at one end with a further cylindrical insert within the outer tube, defining an annular space therebetween. Portions of the bottom of the container apparatus are advantageously configured for facilitating handling of a filled one of the apparatus with fork lifts, hand operated floor jacks and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Stone Container Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Ortiz, James C. Greenlee
  • Patent number: 5832327
    Abstract: A cassette shell of a photographic film cassette is made up of a first steel material. The first steel material comprises a steel plate. On one face of the steel plate, a black resin layer is formed. On the other face of the steel plate, a print layer and a transparent resin layer are formed. When the cassette shell is formed by using the first steel material, the side of the black resin layer becomes an inner face of the cassette shell and the side of the transparent resin layer becomes an outer face thereof. Moreover, a cap of the photographic film cassette is made up of a second steel material. The second steel material comprises the steel plate. On both sides of the steel plate, the black resin layers are respectively formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Matsuura
  • Patent number: 5819936
    Abstract: A cylindrical container for containing a film cassette includes a bottom surface having a pair of radially extending rib members for engaging with a centering apparatus. According to the invention, the radially extending members are diametrically opposed to one another to reduce axial misalignment of the container when it is being centered on the centering apparatus. The centering apparatus includes a pair of restricting elements which engage the rib members when the container is mounted to the apparatus and which more accurately locate the container to a predetermined radial location due to the engagement of each restricting element with each of the rib members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alex Saveliev, Victoria Lynn Decker, Michael William Didas
  • Patent number: 5794775
    Abstract: An improved packaging container for elastic filar material is disclosed in which the wound elastic material has uniform density and no tension. The packaging container is the form of a cylindrical wall with an open top end and an open bottom end. The cylindrical wall is corrugated such that the walls have alternating grooves and ridges. Elastic filar material is circularly wound into the packaging container in multiple layers corresponding to the grooves and ridges of the corrugations. The corrugations in the cylindrical wall act to hold the windings of material in place such that interwinding, in form of tangles or overlaps, is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventor: Elmer Hall
  • Patent number: 5791473
    Abstract: A reusable container for a photographic film includes a body section having an open end, and a cap for covering the open end including an engagement portion for engaging the open end of the container body. According to the invention, the engagement portion of the cap includes a circumferential rib member for engaging a corresponding recess of the body for releasably securing the cap to the body, as well as a separately defined sealing surface having a radius which is larger than a corresponding sealing surface of the body in order to tightly seal and thereby prevent the significant passage of light, dust or moisture into the container when the cap is secured to the body of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Victoria Lynn Decker, Michael William Didas, William Gerald Hoyt
  • Patent number: 5779035
    Abstract: A multi-purpose container (10) is provided. The container has a lid (14) having an edge (60) and a ridge (54) rising from a top surface of the lid (14). The multi-purpose container also has a container portion (12) defining an opening (25) for the container (10). The container portion (12) includes a base (16) having a recess (82) defined in one surface (80) of the base (16). The container portion also includes first (22) and second (24) sides joined to the other surface of the base (16). Each side (22 & 24) has a lid channel (48) along a top inside edge (46) for receiving the lid's edge. The back (18) is joined to the base (16) and sides (22 & 24) and has a back ridge (72) rising from an outside surface (70) and a lid channel (61) along its top inside edge for receiving the lid's edge. The container portion (12) also includes a front (20) joined to the base (16) and sides (22 & 24) and has a front ridge (28) rising from its outside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: John C. Marrelli
    Inventors: John C. Marrelli, Gary L. Rutledge
  • Patent number: 5660303
    Abstract: A plastic case for protecting a photographic film cassette from moisture consists of a case body having a closed bottom and a lid to be fitted to an open top of the case body. The case body has a horizontal contour at least in its engaging portion with the lid, that is constituted of at least four arcs connected in series to one another, of which at least two arcs are different in radius from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masuhiko Hirose
  • Patent number: 5655658
    Abstract: A cylindrical container for containing a film cassette includes a bottom surface having a pair of radially extending rib members for engaging with a centering apparatus. According to the invention, the radially extending members are diametrically opposed to one another to reduce axial misalignment of the container when it is being centered on the centering apparatus. The centering apparatus includes a pair of restricting elements which engage the rib members when the container is mounted to the apparatus and which more accurately locate the container to a predetermined radial location due to the engagement of each restricting element with each of the rib members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alex Saveliev, Victoria Lynn Decker, Michael William Didas
  • Patent number: 5601190
    Abstract: The newspaper carrying pouch is provided with attachment means (4, 5) for securing on a carrying strap, newspaper wagon (12) or the like. For filling up of the newspaper carrying pouch (1) an opening (6) is provided. The newspaper carrying pouch (1) is constructed as a tubular shaped container for insertion of a roll pack (7), whereby the container is closed off on its first end with a first lid part (2) and on its other end, through which the roll pack (7) is introduced into the newspaper carrying pouch (1), with at least a partially closeable second lid part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 5552769
    Abstract: A combined alarm system and window covering assembly includes a top housing, a bottom rail having two ends, a covering, a conductive wire and two resiliently biased reed relay switches. The covering is mechanically coupled to the top housing and the bottom rail. The conductive wire has a first end and a second end and extends from the top housing down to the bottom rail and up from the bottom rail to the top housing. The conductive wire functions as a pull cord for raising and lowering the bottom rail and the covering. Each resiliently biased reed relay switch is mechanically coupled to one of the two ends of the bottom rail and electrically coupled to the conductive wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventor: Dennis E. Riordan
  • Patent number: 5544831
    Abstract: A yarn caddy including a generally tubular body for holding a sequence of skeins, the body having an open top end and an open bottom end; a rigid end cap removably sealing the bottom end of the body and with the end cap openable for allowing access within the body for loading and unloading skeins; and a lid hingeably coupled to the body for removably sealing the top end thereof and with the lid having a bore disposed therethrough for slidably receiving a strand from a skein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Inventor: Alice H. Van Netta
  • Patent number: 5542534
    Abstract: A packaging system for a film roll containing, inter alia, a highly sensitive film web is disclosed. The system is made up of at least two end walls, with centrally arranged cylindrical plug-on protuberances or centering protuberances for receiving the winding sleeve which bears the film web, and are connected in a releasible, but sealing manner to the end walls via tensioning elements and sealing elements. The system further includes an inner winding sleeve and an outer protective sleeve, and thus, together with the end walls, sealing elements and tensioning elements, forms a closed packaging around the film roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Dinter, Klaus J. Gleffe
  • Patent number: 5497879
    Abstract: Disclosed is a film canister with an invertible cap having a first side and a symmetrical second side. Each side has oppositely facing circular engagement channels and are each engageable with a body portion that is sized for receiving and containing a roll of film. The first side and second side each have indicia indicative of "EXPOSED" and "UNEXPOSED" respectively to provide a convenient means of identifying the status of a roll of film contained in the canister. The cap is simply engaged on the body portion with the appropriate indicia displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventor: Richard C. Kao
  • Patent number: 5443872
    Abstract: Container bodies for a photographic film cartridge which has solved white powder generation problem by devising the Rockwell hardness, a blend of lubricants, a blend of polypropylene resins or a combination of a particular resin composition and groove formation. While, moistureproofness to can be improved by thickening the gate mark portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsuo Akao, Koji Inoue
  • Patent number: 5440289
    Abstract: A combined alarm system and window covering assembly has a top housing assembly, a bottom housing and a covering. A conductive wire extends from the top housing assembly down to the bottom assembly and up from the bottom assembly to the top housing assembly and is used for raising and lowering the covering and the bottom housing. The conductive wire is electrically coupled to an alarm device. An enclosure is adapted to cover to the top housing assembly and an alarm device is disposed in the enclosure. A rotatable electrical connector and a roll-up mechanism for raising and lowering the covering and the bottom assembly may also be disposed in the top housing. The rotatable electrical connector electrically couples the alarm device to the conductive wire. An optical fiber may replace the conductive wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventor: Dennis E. Riordan
  • Patent number: 5415279
    Abstract: A sleeving device includes two side brackets. These brackets are secured to the side edges of a flap of a shipping box that contains a roll of sleeving material. The side brackets each engage a respective side edge of the flap in a respective channel. One of the side brackets further includes a guide that forms a funnel-shaped opening that facilitates the loading of film into the pockets of the sleeving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Omaga Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Huey-Ming Tan
  • Patent number: 5396990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for the vertical packaging of webbing rolls. The system consists of a tier of webbing rolls consisting of a bottom tray, a plurality of webbing rolls positioned thereon, each roll enclosed within a cushioning sleeve and a top cap. The system components are preferably fabricated from corrugated material which has inherent cushioning characteristics and serves to deflect any damaging shipping impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald E. Bell, Benedict N. Daniels, Michael R. Eyre, James R. Gavin, David W. Little, Bruce M. Miles, David A. Schueler