For A Filament Or Space Discharge Bulb Or Tube Patents (Class 206/418)
  • Patent number: 10473279
    Abstract: A wide-angle linear LED lighting device includes a polygonal lampshade, a base and at least two LED modules. The polygonal lampshade includes at least two lateral parts and an installation part. The base is disposed within the polygonal lampshade and disposed on an inner surface of the installation part. There is an included angle between the base and the inner surface of the installation part. The at least two LED modules are disposed on the base. The light beams emitted by the at least two LED modules are outputted from different lateral parts of the polygonal lampshade. The light-outputting characteristics of the wide-angle linear LED lighting device are correlated with the included angle and the at least two LED modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Chien, Chia-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10343812
    Abstract: A display box is provided for housing and retaining a cylindrical container. The box may include two side walls and a front and rear wall, a top lid extending from an upper end of one of the walls and a bottom lid extending from the lower end of the same or a different wall. At least one elongate flap further extends from the lower end of one of said side walls or rear wall, said flap being provided with crease lines along which said flap may be folded. The flap has an end portion adhered to the inner surface of the wall from which the flap extends, a first lateral portion having a proximal end adjacent the wall and a distal end extending into the box. A vertical portion extends down from the distal end of the first lateral portion and a second lateral portion connects a lower end of the vertical portion and a distal end of a base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Dan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10010108
    Abstract: A method of displaying an electronic vaping device, display packages, blanks for forming a display package for containing an elongated body housing an electronic vaping device, and a method of manufacturing a display package for an electronic vaping device, include establishing a box structure having an inner cavity and a side portion, dividing the side portion into a lower retention portion, an upper retention portion, and a window recess portion, the dividing including establishing a side recess panel at a location along a first side panel of the box structure, establishing a front recess panel along a front panel of the box structure, and establishing the window recess portion by folding the first and front recess panels into the box structure. The front recess panel is attached to the side recess panel, and the front recess panel has a width greater than that of the side recess panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Patent number: 9821942
    Abstract: A retail display card holds a product such as a flashlight in a tilted or skewed orientation with respect to the general plane of the top and bottom surfaces of the display card. In this manner, substantially the entire front lens of the flashlight is held above the plane of the card and substantially the entire rear on-off switch of the flashlight is held below the plane of the card. This allows a potential purchaser to easily access the on-off switch and view a substantially unobstructed beam of light produced by the flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas Kaye
  • Patent number: 9676510
    Abstract: Unitary blank can include a first body portion, a second body portion joined to the first, a third body portion joined to the second, and a fourth body portion joined to the third. A first flap can extend from the fourth body portion and can have a first engagement portion adjacent to the fourth body portion, a second engagement portion opposite the fourth body portion, and a central portion defined therebetween. At least one inwardly folding panel can be disposed between adjacent body portions along a corresponding body fold line. First, second, third, and fourth base portions can extend from the first, second, third, and fourth body portion, respectively. Food containers and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 9387952
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Patent number: 9221594
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for minimizing damage to a compact light assembly having a battery, a light and an on-off switch. An outer package snugly holds an inner package formed with a series of spaced-apart slots. A light assembly is snugly frictionally held in each slot to protect the light assembly from damage due to shipping and/or rough handling. The packaging system also prevents the unintended activation of the on-off switch due to rough handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Patent number: 8974581
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Hg capture system adapted for advantageous placement within a container housing a fluorescent lamp. Such Hg capture system includes a substrate impregnated with between about 0.08 and 0.23 g/cm2 carbon carrying between about 5% and 15% sulfur, basis carbon weight, reacted with between about 0.02 to about 1% by weight iodine, basis sulfur weight. The corresponding method for scouring released vaporous Hg housed within a container includes providing a source of carbon carrying between about 5% and 15% sulfur, basis carbon weight, reacted with between about 0.02 to about 1% by weight iodine, basis sulfur weight; and placing within the container a substrate bearing an effective amount of the iodine reacted sulfur for scouring Hg released within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: VaporLok Technology, LLC
    Inventors: J. Louis Kovach, Clinton B. Summers
  • Publication number: 20150008151
    Abstract: The invention discloses a pin protector for protecting pins of light bulbs from damage during transportation. The protector is made of plastic and includes a top having at least one recessed hole for inserting pins of light bulbs into, a bottom and a surrounding side structure. This particular feature mechanically protects the pins when there is an external force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: ATG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: YaXi Ni
  • Patent number: 8887915
    Abstract: Embodiments include a lamp and collapsing lampshade packaging, shipping and display device. The device includes a shell, with a hood, central trunk and bottom receptacle, and which further includes a graphic depiction of the collapsible lampshade on a display panel which may be deployed when the device is used for display purposes, thus making it appear that the collapsible lampshade is assembled and mounted on the displayed lamp. The panel may be permanently affixed in a fold-out manner to the top of the device or alternatively it may be separable from it. In the case of a permanent panel, a releasable holding secures the panel close to the shell during storage or transit. For a separable panel, releasable fixing allows panel deployment on the face of the hood for viewing. The device may store more than one lamp and the panel may include renderings of more than one lampshade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canel Lighting Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Chou Shih Bin
  • Publication number: 20140319002
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for packaging a light bulb device. The packaging assembly includes a package and a flexible ribbon. The package is sized and shape in accordance with a size and shape of at least one light bulb device. The flexible ribbon extends from the package and displays product information. In some embodiments, the package has a clamshell-like design, including first and second packaging sections connected at a hinge. In other embodiments, the package forms a first hanger hole and the ribbon forms a second hanger hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Forever Bulb, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Carroll, Wendell Carroll
  • Publication number: 20140291183
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Hg capture system adapted for advantageous placement within a container housing a fluorescent lamp. Such Hg capture system includes a substrate impregnated with between about 0.08 and 0.23 g/cm2 carbon carrying between about 5% and 15% sulfur, basis carbon weight, reacted with between about 0.02 to about 1% by weight iodine, basis sulfur weight. The corresponding method for scouring released vaporous Hg housed within a container includes providing a source of carbon carrying between about 5% and 15% sulfur, basis carbon weight, reacted with between about 0.02 to about 1% by weight iodine, basis sulfur weight; and placing within the container a substrate bearing an effective amount of the iodine reacted sulfur for scouring Hg released within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: VaporLok Technology, LLC
    Inventors: J. Louis Kovach, Clinton B. Summers
  • Publication number: 20130193017
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for minimizing damage to a compact light assembly having a battery, a light and an on-off switch. An outer package snugly holds an inner package formed with a series of spaced-apart slots. A light assembly is snugly frictionally held in each slot to protect the light assembly from damage due to shipping and/or rough handling. The packaging system also prevents the unintended activation of the on-off switch due to rough handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Publication number: 20110089064
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage case for light bulbs of varying size within a protective and portable case. The case organizes and stores both new and used light bulbs in a central location. The case includes a back panel or shelves with receptacles for receiving the base of a light bulb. The shelves can be trays which can slide in and out of the case. Additionally, the case may include drawers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jay Swann
  • Patent number: 7918413
    Abstract: A string of holiday lights and storage device and method that includes a spool made of two coaxially aligned, circular plates spaced apart by at least a transversely aligned first axle. The axle is attached to a handle located outside the circular plate which allows the axle to be manually rotated. Located parallel to the first axle is a second axle located between the circular plates or two lateral extending arms. Disposed between the two axles is a wide, flexible support strap designed to be wound in opposite directions onto each axle. During use, the end of a string of holiday lights is inserted against the inside surface of the support strap. As the strap is wound onto the first axle, the string of lights is also automatically wound into the first axle so that it is held in position against the outer surface of the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Ib R. Odderson
  • Patent number: 7900852
    Abstract: A combination of a cover and a sprinkler head. The sprinkler head includes a fusible linkage mounted within a frame and having a protruding portion. The cover includes a first member adjacent to the protruding portion of the fusible linkage. The first member has a first connecting end and a first fastening end opposite the first connecting end. A second member is opposite to the first member and has a second connecting end and a second fastening end opposite the second connecting end. The first and second connecting ends are coupled to each other. A first projection and a second projection extend from the first member toward the second member and are in spaced relation to each other for receiving the protruding portion of the fusible linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: The Viking Corporation
    Inventor: Shawn Feenstra
  • Patent number: 7757967
    Abstract: A protection device for a fire-fighting/protection instrument and its operational components. The device includes a proximal end surface and a distal end surface with a wall member extending therebetween having an outer surface and an inner surface. The proximal and distal end surfaces define a chamber with the wall member for housing at least a portion of the instrument. The wall member includes a first portion and a second portion defining at least one pivot axis therebetween. At least one of the first and second portions further defines a core element disposed between a first lateral member and a second lateral member. The inner surface of the device includes a plurality of projections for supporting the instrument in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventor: Su Yang
  • Patent number: 7641051
    Abstract: A convertible display package and a wallet arranged to be hung from a support. The package includes a tray and a housing. The tray has a base wall, a peripheral side wall, an open top and a hollow interior. The wallet is located within the tray's interior. The housing is similarly constructed, except that its side wall includes a gap. The tray is arranged to be located within the housing, with its sidewall adjacent the housing's sidewall and with its open top within the housing's open top so that the wallet is visible. The tray is arranged to be slid out of the housing through the gap. A pair of magnets are provided for releasably holding the tray within the housing. The housing can be reversibly disposed with respect to the tray to form a lid with the base wall of the housing closing the open top of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Reborn Products Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Ford, Allan L. Ford
  • Publication number: 20090095133
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for the safe and cost efficient storage, transport and disposal of mercury. A puncture resistant container is provided having an interior element comprising a mercury sequestering substance to permit the safe storage, transport or disposal of mercury containing light bulbs and to capture mercury vapor by chemical sequestration in the event that the bulb breaks during storage, transport or disposal. The mercury sequestering element may be removable to facilitate further processing and reclamation of sequestered mercury using various methods known in the art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Edward T. Maggio
  • Patent number: 7410054
    Abstract: Provided is a system, apparatus and methods of use for the safe and easy handling and disposing of light bulbs. The system provides a disposal tube comprising one or more layers of puncture resistant material and a means for absorbing metals or gasses that may be released when the light bulb is broken, such as by externally striking the disposal tube and the bulb contained therein. The invention also provides a method for using the disposal tube as a means to safely handle and store the light bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: MDS, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Shatford, Robert L. Czubiak
  • Patent number: 7377088
    Abstract: A package (10) for a bulb (12) having a bulbous, light-emitting end (14) and a socket end (16), has a first thin-walled plastic body (18a) arrayed along a longitudinal axis (20) and having a closed end (22) and an open end (24), the open end (24) having a diameter D transverse to the longitudinal axis sufficient to admit insertion of the bulbous, light emitting end (14) of the bulb (12), the closed end (22) of the first thin-walled plastic body (18a) formed with at least one internal surface support (26) extending away from the longitudinal axis (20) in a plane transverse to the longitudinal axis and substantially contiguous with a curve of the bulbous light emitting end (14), the open end (24) providing a circumferential coupling area (28); and a second thin-walled plastic body (18b) formed with a socket receiving end (32) and a mating coupling area (34) formed to conform to the circumferential coupling area (28) and coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Buschmann, James E. Oetken
  • Patent number: 7353945
    Abstract: The folded pack consists of one piece, this part being produced from a substantially rectangular strip of board-like material (board blank), which is folded at fold lines (2-7) running transversely with respect to its longitudinal axis and spaced apart along the axis, the base part wrapping around the object to be packed by at least 360° and consisting of a front wall (8), a base part (9) and two side walls (10, 11) for holding the object (21) to be packed, the pack surrounding the elongated object in the shape of a parallelepiped, at least one viewing window (18) being cut out of the front wall (8) and one side wall (11), at least one edge zone of the viewing window (17) providing a holding function for the object (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Patent-Trehand-Gesellschaft für elektrische Glühlampen mbH
    Inventor: Herbert Roderwieser
  • Patent number: 7273189
    Abstract: A cover mountable on a support frame for protecting a frangible item mounted within the frame is disclosed. The cover has first and second cover portions engaging the frame on opposite sides of the item. A hinge connects first ends of the covers together and a releasable fastener connects the other ends. Fingers extend from one or both of the cover portions toward the opposite cover portion and are positioned in spaced relation to the ends of the cover portions. The fingers and the ends of the cover portions define spaces at opposite ends of the cover which receive and engage portions of the support frame. The fingers are in spaced relation to one another and define a space between them for receiving the frangible item. The fingers are sized and spaced so that they transfer any force on the cover to the frame exclusively. The covers have an arcuate shape to provide increased stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: Stephen R. Ide, Richard D. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6811081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article and method for identification, classification, and inventory tracking of articles in bulk. The article has a first state and a second state. The state is the condition of the article including such states as new, used, broken, or depleted. When the article is new, it will have a perception indicating its state. The perception will be different from other perceptions of the article because of an identifiable characteristic which differentiates it from articles being in other states. The article has a second perception that is representative of a second state of the article. The second perception may be fixed upon or within the article or, in the alternative, the first perception may be such that, when the article changes state, the first perception changes into the second perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: David E. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20040188298
    Abstract: Provided is a system, apparatus and methods of use for the safe and easy handling and disposing of light bulbs. The system provides a disposal tube comprising one or more layers of puncture resistant material and a means for absorbing metals or gasses that may be released when the light bulb is broken, such as by externally striking the disposal tube and the bulb contained therein. The invention also provides a method for using the disposal tube as a means to safely handle and store the light bulbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Will Shatford, Robert L. Czubiak
  • Patent number: 6776335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article and method for identification, classification, and inventory tracking of articles in bulk. The article has a first state and a second state. The state is the condition of the article including such states as new, used, broken, or depleted. When the article is new, it will have a perception indicating its state. The perception will be different from other perceptions of the article because of an identifiable characteristic which differentiates it from articles being in other states. The article has a second perception that is representative of a second state of the article. The second perception may be fixed upon or within the article or, in the alternative, the first perception may be such that, when the article changes state, the first perception changes into the second perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: David E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 6752263
    Abstract: An article of manufacture is provided. The article of manufacture includes a sheet of foldable material. The sheet of foldable material is configured to be folded a first way to form a container for an object. The sheet of foldable material is configured to be folded a second way to form a shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Stephanie Dubsky
  • Publication number: 20040099556
    Abstract: A locking system for two linear fluorescent lamps comprises an endcap (10) formed to receive two linear fluorescent lamps (12, 14) (FIG. 3). The endcap (10) has two chambers (16, 18) formed by the outside surfaces of endcap (10) and a central partition (19). Each of the chambers has a forward portion (20) and a rearward portion (22). The endcap (10) has a height H equal to the diameter of the fluorescent lamps, a width W equal to twice the diameter of the fluorescent lamps and a length, for example, 4 to 6 inches, that is substantially less than the length of the lamps, which can be one to eight feet long. A stop (24) is formed in each of the chambers at the forward portion (20) to retain the lamps within the endcap. Each of the stops (24), in the form of a reverse corner, extends inwardly toward the center of the endcap and has a first leg (26) with a first dimension equal to the height H and a second leg (28) with a second dimension that is greater than one half of said height H but less than the height H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory J. Hardy
  • Publication number: 20040035744
    Abstract: A children's kit for illuminative decoration of the exterior shell (17) of a pumpkin, without requiring a carving knife. The kit (10) consists of packaging (12), light pegs (60), a pattern sheet (30), a tool (100), and light (25). The light pegs (60) are a light transmissive material that can be colored and have a length at least equal to the pumpkin shell thickness. Each light peg (60) has a first end (66) that is convergent to pierce the exterior shell wall (17) and is operative to collect light, a shaft portion (68) to transmit light to a second end with an enlarged peg head (62). The enlarged peg head (62) protrudes above the shell surface and is operative to disperse light. The pattern (30) locates the light pegs (60) on the pumpkin shell (15), with the tool (100) used to drive the light pegs (60) through the pumpkin shell. The light (25) is placed inside the open interior of the pumpkin (14) to illuminate the light pegs (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Barry Brown, Michael Hennessey
  • Patent number: 6662946
    Abstract: A carton for holding one or more articles, for example light bulbs, includes an article engaging panel having at least one retaining aperture provided in the engaging panel for receiving and retaining at least one article such that one portion of the at least one article protrudes therethrough, a pair of opposed side walls extending upwardly from the engaging panel to shield the one portion and terminating at the respective free upper edges of the side walls to allow access to the one portion, and a cover arrangement for containing the other portion of the at least one article. The side walls extends away from the cover arrangement. The cover arrangement includes a series of hingedly interconnected panels including a pair of opposed terminal panels. The terminal panels of the cover arrangement are connected to the side walls respectively to form a tubular structure for enveloping the other portion of the at least one article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Martinus C. M. Bakx
  • Publication number: 20020153270
    Abstract: A neon light system for extending the useful life and durability of neon lighting products. The neon light system includes a container having an interior portion, a volume of fluid filler positioned within the interior portion, and a length of glass tubing positioned within the fluid filler. The filler is allowed to harden with only portions of the glass tubing exposed above the upper surface of the filler thereby creating the display or sign utilizing neon lighting methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Voigt
  • Patent number: 6450660
    Abstract: A spare bulb holder arrangement for a quartz-halogen-type bulb used in a worklight that holds the bulb securely and safely against the rigors of use to which worklights can be subjected. The bulb holder is used with an elongate double-ended bulb of the sort that has an elongate envelope with end portions at each end of the envelope that are adapted for mounting the bulb in a worklight. The spare bulb holder includes an elongate bulb housing sized to receive a spare bulb, a spare bulb support structure sized to be received within the bulb housing, and a housing end cap for closing the bulb housing and for removing and inserting the spare bulb support structure. The support structure includes first and second bulb engaging members that are spaced apart from one another and that are disposed on the support structure to lie in registration with the end portions of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: EML Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Wade Lee
  • Publication number: 20020125163
    Abstract: The invention is a device and means for storing and shipping fragile sculptures such as lamps. A cardboard structure encloses the top portion of a sculpture such as a lamp, while providing a base that receives the bottom part of a sculpture. The cardboard structure has a top holder and a bottom holder joined by a backing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventor: Hsih Bin Chou
  • Patent number: 6302270
    Abstract: A packaging carton holds a luminaire which is to be fixed to any support by fasteners which are to be fixed to the support. The packaging carton has a portion which can be easily detached from the closed packaging. The fasteners are placed in the packaging behind the detachable portion so that they can be removed without the rest of the packaging being opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: José Diaz, Thierry Fleury, Serge Lavergne
  • Patent number: 6161694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a unit pack for a linear lamp. The pack is desig as a single-piece tubular folding box. It has four side walls (10, 11, 12, 13) which form a tubular sleeve of trapezoidal cross section. At its top end, the folding box is provided with an integrally formed hanging tab (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Patent-Treuhand-Gesellschaft fuer elektrische Gluehlampen mbH
    Inventor: Horst Gedack
  • Patent number: 6016919
    Abstract: A packaging container is provided which allows an enclosed product to be viewed, inspected, and handled without the risk of damage, soiling, or theft. In an exemplary embodiment the container comprises an outer portion and an inner portion, wherein the product may be contained within the inner portion and the inner portion may be at least partially removed from the outer portion. As a specific example, the container may comprise a rigid outer box and a transparent flexible inner bag attached to the outer box. The inner bag, in conjunction with the box, forms an enclosure for the product, and allows the product to be at least partially removed from the rigid box while still being fully enclosed by the packaging container. The container may be closed or sealed at one end and partially blocked at the other end through the use of displaceable barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Motion Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Smith, Richard N. Beneroff, Eric Kim
  • Patent number: 5992627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packing device for the receiving of the Christmas lamp string. It is to provide the Christmas lamp string after usage to be easily wound around the outer edges of connecting columns mainly by the positioning disks of both sides with the connecting columns binding together to achieve the purpose of receiving packing. Thus, it is very convenient to be taken out for usage next time. It is able to improve the disadvantage of hard to store the lamp string in the pass, and increase the practical effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Chong Yung Lai
  • Patent number: 5971151
    Abstract: A combined holder for displaying and packaging a decorative midget lamp assembly, which can be satisfied with beauty of concentrative random twinkling and flickering of the plurality of light sources displacing toward left and right generating from on-off controlling operation of the light sources, the holder can effectively use a cover portion formed in the package condition where the portion of the power cable occupying approximately 80% of space in the overall decorative midget lamp assembly is hidden, as a space for displaying a fantastic picture, and the holder can also ornament it on a tree or other structures after taking out it from the holder as usual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Hisayuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5934468
    Abstract: A light bulb holster (10) is provided in which pockets (18,36) are used to hold a plurality of tubular bulbs (22). A flap (28) is operable to cover the top ends of the bulbs (22) during transport and to secure the holster (10) to a ladder brace at the work site. A pouch (40) is provided on top of the holster (10), near the openings of the pockets (18, 36), for storing ballasts (48). Additional pockets (50) are also provided on top of the pouch (40) for storage of tags (54), starters (56), and nuts and bolts (58). Furthermore, at least one slot (62) may be included between at least two of the additional pockets (50) for holding a fastening tool (68) for the nuts and bolts (58), such as a screwdriver, wrench, or power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Ronnie Scott
  • Patent number: 5899377
    Abstract: A wrapper-type box for transporting a sandwich. The box is formed from a one-piece flat blank of stiff but foldable cardboard. The blank has a main part with a plurality of parallel fold lines which divide the main part into four adjacent side walls. The main part is folded about the fold lines to assume an elongate tubular body of rectangular configuration. An edge flap and a top wall overlap and have cooperating locking tabs and slots to secure the main part in an assembled condition The edge flap also has a looplike handle formed therein. The one-piece blank also includes a pair of flaps associated with and projecting outwardly from each end. To effect closure of the end of the tubular body, the pair of flaps are folded inwardly into the box interior through a sufficient angle so that a tab on one flap passes over the other flap and projects into a slot provided on the other flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Arvco Container Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Speese, David M. Hanna
  • Patent number: 5845989
    Abstract: A halogen work light (11) with an integral spare bulb container (31) is disclosed. The spare bulb container (31) is attached to the support frame (15) of the halogen work light (11) by welding, for example. The spare bulb container includes a tubular housing (33) and a pair of end pieces (35) that friction fit into the ends of the housing (33). The end pieces include longitudinal holes (43) for receiving the ends of a halogen bulb (45). The end pieces are formed of a soft, resilient material, such as rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Inventor: Monte A. Leen
  • Patent number: 5833070
    Abstract: A stretched PCTFE (polychlorotrifluoroethylene) film is provided with a good moisture-proofness (low moisture permeability) even at a relatively small thickness and at a small crystallinity The film is characterized by a crystallinity A (%) of 15-75% and a moisture permeability B (mg/m.sup.2.day) at a film thickness of 20 .mu.m, satisfying a relationship of B/(100-A).ltoreq.3.0. The film may suitably be produced through a process characterized by a sequence of a relatively low-temperature melt-extrusion and a low temperature stretching. The film is suitably used for constituting moisture-proof packaged products, such as an EL device or a packaged drug product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Kureha Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiya Mizuno, Yoshikichi Teramoto, Yasuhiro Tada
  • Patent number: 5819917
    Abstract: An accessory (10) for attachment to a flashlight (F). The accessory carries replacement batteries (B) and a replacement bulb (L) for the flashlight. A housing (12) may be either circular or rectangular in cross-section. The length of the housing corresponds to the total length of the batteries required to replace the flashlight batteries. One end (14) of the housing is closed, its other end (16) is open, and the interior of the housing is sized for the replacement batteries to fit within the housing. An end cap (20) fits over the open end of the housing. The cap includes an interior bracket (26) in which the replacement bulb is stored, and the cap is removable for removal of the replacement batteries or the bulb. A ring (36) on the housing attaches to a ring (R) or a washer (40) on the flashlight for attaching the accessory to the flashlight; or, alternately, to an article of clothing worn by the user. This allows the accessory to be conveniently carried with the flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Jerome Nicholson
  • Patent number: 5813534
    Abstract: A package for an article such as a light bulb having an elongated sheet with two spaced ends. A layer of shrink wrap material overlies at least a portion of one side of the sheet and the layer of shrink wrap material is attached to the sheet at spaced intervals therealong. The ends of the sheet are secured to form a loop having an interior side and an exterior side with the shrink wrap layer being attached to the interior side of the loop. With an article placed within the interior side of the loop, upon application of heat to the shrink wrap material, the portions of the shrink wrap material unattached to the sheet at least partially engulf the article to thereby affix the article to the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventor: John A. Schamante
  • Patent number: 5730289
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a box insert for protecting bottles. The box insert is formed from a piece of cardboard with fold lines. When the cardboard is folded along the lines and a bottle is placed within the cardboard, the bottle's sides are surrounded by cardboard. At least one bottom and top cut am provided through the cardboard across one of the fold lines. When the cardboard is pushed below the bottom cut and above the top cut, the cardboard folds inward to create a bottom and top indentation to hold the bottle away from the bottom and top of the box. If the bottle has a neck, the top indentation is positioned next to the bottle's neck above the body of the bottle. Usually the top indentation is formed from two top cuts. The inserts and bottles are then placed in a box for shipping. The cardboard inserts provide cardboard indentations that cushion and provide a small space between the bottom and top of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Bruce Cappels
  • Patent number: 5702002
    Abstract: The packaging carton of the packed electric lamp has an incision line through diagonally opposed edges in respective side walls adjoining these edges. Boundary lines extend in each of the two side walls from said incision line to a point P of the edge, which point lies closer to the first end, so as to define together with the incision line a region of said walls which is flipped over as a folded portion into the carton, thus narrowing the carton. The lamp may be readily machine packed into the carton, starting from the back of the carton, and displays essential distinguishing marks of its bulb while the packaging remains closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Guy N. P. Harrison, Wilhelmus J. J. Van Hest
  • Patent number: 5695057
    Abstract: A unitary, thermo-formed synthetic resin packing element (10) is provided which is adapted to fit over the ends of a pair of fluorescent tubes (50, 52). The element (10) includes a pair of elongated, juxtaposed, interconnected tubular members (16, 18) each having a closed end (20, 22) and a series of axially extending, deformable, concavo-convex ribs (34, 36). The central axes (46, 48) of the tubular members (16, 18) are preferably non-parallel prior to fitting of the tubular members (16, 18) over the ends of the fluorescent tubes (50, 52); this assists in maintaining the element (10) in place and increases the overall integrity of the final two fluorescent tube package (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Lawrence Paper Company
    Inventor: Michael W. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5692611
    Abstract: The packed electric lamp has a back wall with a first sleeve comprising a base and a first fixation wall with an opening, and a second sleeve comprising a top and a second fixation wall with an opening. Side walls are connected to the back wall and fastened to the first and second sleeves by means of folded tongues. The lamp is held fixed in the with respective end portions. The packing keeps the lamp securely fixed in place, while nevertheless a substantial portion of the lamp is visible. The packing may be readily shaped from its blank and simultaneously made to hold the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Guy N. P. Harrison
  • Patent number: 5548495
    Abstract: A flashlight having a head assembly, a switch assembly and a removable tail cap with a spare bulb holder provided by the tail cap. The spare bulb holder includes a resilient body having an internal, U-shaped wall defining a slot configured to receive a flashlight bulb, a cylindrical wall about the slot and ribs extending between the U-shaped wall and the cylindrical peripheral wall. The slot extends through the cylindrical peripheral wall and includes a first section for receiving the plug of a flashlight bulb, a second section for receiving the flange of a flashlight bulb and a third section for receiving a lens of the flashlight bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 5515971
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting lamp bulbs such as a fluorescent tube includes a central housing assembly, a finger access port through which a finger can be inserted to partially push a retained fluorescent tube out of the apparatus is located on one end of the housing assembly and a first resilient or cushioning member located inside the housing adjacent the access port. A cap assembly is removably connected to a second opposed end of the central housing assembly. A compressible gripper assembly in the form of a resilient donut or ring is connected to an interior surface of the central housing assembly proximal to the first resilient member and has an uncompressed internal diameter which is less than an outer tube diameter of a fluorescent tube adapted to be retained in the apparatus by the gripper assembly. A filter member is provided coextensive with the access port between the first resilient member and the gripper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Edward J. Segrest