With Ornamentation Or Simulation Patents (Class 206/457)
  • Patent number: 10703560
    Abstract: In the military, colleges, and university privacy can be at a minimum. Even around the home, there are children and visitors. In each of these environments, other individuals finding one's adult toy can lead to embarrassment. The present disclosure is a container designed to store an individual's adult toy in what appears to be a common household item such as a shampoo bottle, conditioner bottle or soap dispenser. These containers can then be transported to and from the bathroom there the adult toy can be used or cleaned in private and if the container is observed, questions will not be raised as to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Charles Russett, III
  • Patent number: 10514140
    Abstract: A portable device for generating and providing electricity is disclosed. The device includes one or more flat solar panels; one or more batteries arranged to be changed with electric power from the one or more flat solar panels; one or more lights arranged to be powered from the one or more batteries; one or more electric connectors arranged to receive electric power form the one or more batteries and to connect to combined power/data connections on portable electronic devices; and an expandable and collapsible housing holding the solar panels, batteries, and lights, and arranged to form a hollow inner volume when expanded and a flat panel when contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: LuminAID LAB, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea M. Sreshta, Anna Ruth Stork
  • Patent number: 10499962
    Abstract: Bone plate template systems and methods determine a suitable bone plate implant from a plurality of bone plate implants. The systems and methods have a first bone plate implant having a first length, and a second bone plate implant having a second length that is less than the first length of the first bone plate implant. The systems and methods have a bone plate template having a shape and a length defined between a first end and a second end located opposite to the first end, wherein at least a portion of the shape of the bone plate template corresponds to at least portions of a shape of at least one of the first and second bone plate implants. The bone plate template has at least one removable segment located adjacent to the second end of the bone plate template, wherein a connecting section of the bone plate template has a width and connects the at least one removable segment to the first end of the bone plate template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Oliver Burckhardt
  • Patent number: 10435212
    Abstract: A ventilated plug for a shipping, display, or other tube is provided. The ventilated plug is configured to frictionally connect to the tube to provide a ventilated interior of the tube. The plug may be particularly advantageous for transport and display of living organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Reid Ruhmel, Emily Heller
  • Patent number: 10273047
    Abstract: A beverage container comprising of an inner casing for holding a beverage, the inner casing comprising of a spout for accessing the beverage, the spout comprising of a neck and a cap, an outer casing surrounding the inner casing, the outer casing comprising at least one placement surface for allowing the beverage container to sit stably on a flat surface, the at least one placement surface comprising of a rigid ring surrounding a flexible material wherein the flexible material can be manipulated using pressure into a concave shape thereby creating a horizontal plane for allowing the beverage container to sit stably on a flat surface, and an opening in the outer casing for accessing the spout of the inner casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Autrige Dennis, Oniel J Castro
  • Patent number: 10189634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cupcake holder for secure transport. In one embodiment, the cupcake holder comprises a vase, a mount for mounting a plurality of cupcakes, attached to the vase, a plurality of support pins attached to the mount, projections of pairs of the support pins of configured to support a cupcake; and at least one skewer corresponding to each of the plurality of cupcakes, inserted through each of the cupcake into the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Orange Alligator DBA Baked Bouquet
    Inventor: Wissam Elgamal
  • Patent number: 10168042
    Abstract: A combination bag and lighting system. The bag includes a bottom surface; two opposing sides; a back side; and a front side. A visual element is secured to the front side and is illuminated with a light source of the lighting system carried within an inner area of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Thor Daniel Hjaltason
  • Patent number: 10157557
    Abstract: A user customizable blanket is formed by a sheet of fabric with a perimeter about the blanket in any one of a round, square, rectangular, circular, or other polygonal shape. Along the perimeter of the blanket, a plurality of spaced-apart receptacles are formed that may selectively engage and disengage a plurality of message-bearing icons. The plurality of receptacles are configured to engage and disengage the plurality of message-bearing icons without the use of an additional tool. The plurality of receptacles include any one of a hole, a snap, a hook and loop attachment, and a pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Arona Martin
  • Patent number: 10139641
    Abstract: One container system includes a transparent display, a projector for providing image data on the display, and a floor defining part of a watertight cavity. The display is non-perpendicularly angled from horizontal and has proximal and distal ends. And a closure device is provided for use with a watertight container. The closure device is configured to selectively seal an opening in the watertight container and includes coupling structure (a plug, a flange, and/or threading) for selectively coupling the closure device to the watertight container to seal the opening. The closure device further includes non-transitory computer memory, at least one sensor, and a processor in data communication with the memory and the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Newtonoid Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fielding B. Staton, David Strumpf
  • Patent number: 10081456
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the appearance and physical stability of a gift bag is described, the device being insertable within a gift bag. The device includes an upper, cut section that extends from the top of the bag to cover the gift bag from the inside and simultaneously add decoration, while the uncut portion is expanded upon insertion into the bag to provide support to the gift bag and keep the bag in an open configuration. The device is adjustable in height to allow it to accommodate a variety of gift bag sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Paul F. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10058690
    Abstract: A facial mask tray includes a plate-shaped plastic base. An accommodating socket is formed on the base for holding essences. The accommodating socket includes compaaments positionally corresponding to sites of a user's face that need focused skincare treatments. When filled with different essences according to the user's skincare needs, the compartments limit the essences in local sites on the base, so as to prevent the essences from diffusing inside the base and permeating to the whole base. When a substrate of a facial mask is placed into the accommodating socket, the substrate absorbs the essences in the compartments at its different parts locally, so that when put on a user's face, the facial mask provides focused skincare treatments specific to different facial skin parts, thereby improving the overall skincare effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: I Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9989299
    Abstract: A cooler includes a bottom, a top, a left side, a right side, a front, and a back defining an interior. A plurality of lights extends along at least one of the back corners of the cooler. The interior of the cooler is divided into a bottom insulated portion for storing items that must remain cold and a top non-insulated portion for storing utensils, and other items without temperature requirements. The top of the cooler includes a food preparation surface. Optionally, the cooler includes a handle having at least one light directed toward the top of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Ballard
  • Patent number: 9914064
    Abstract: A foam play den includes a rectangular base having perimeter edges. Walls include two side panel walls, a front wall and a rear wall, where each of the walls have a linear bottom edge and a curved top edge and forms and arched-shaped panel covered by a fabric. A front half section of each curved top edge of each side panel wall is attached to a top edge section of the front wall. A back half section of each side panel wall edge is attached to a top edge section of the back wall at opposing sides. Each of the plurality of walls meet at the high point of their curves to form an apex. The front wall includes an opening sized to accommodate a human entry; and the attached walls form a freestanding den wherein structural support for the den is provided by the joined plurality of walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Denise Daye
  • Patent number: 9889068
    Abstract: The invention is a novel pillbox for storing medicines that overcomes the deficiencies in existing commercial products. Unlike existing products, in which medicine is loaded into the pillbox by opening a top lid, the present invention is a pillbox that allows side-loading and unloading, thereby eliminating the lids. Because the lids tend to break after extensive use, the elimination of the lids extends the lifetime of the pillbox. Another objective of the invention is to offer the user medicine compartments with sizes that can be easily modified, unlike existing products that only offer medicine compartments with fixed sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Ezzat G. Bakhoum
  • Patent number: 9833069
    Abstract: A valuable storage box includes a hollow housing embedded within a wall having a plurality of sidewalls and an open face in communication with an interior storage chamber. A cover plate securable over the open face includes at least one faux electrical component thereon, such as a simulated light switch or electrical receptacle. Accordingly, when valuables are placed within the storage chamber and the cover plate is fastened, the storage box deceptively resembles an operable wall-mounted electrical plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Edwardo Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 9808059
    Abstract: A novelty submarine eyewear case being configured to receive and protect an article of eyewear. The case can be translucent and be configured to be stackable one on another for display purposes. The case can also be configured to have a density being greater than water such that it can be used as a diving toy resembling a submarine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Babiators, LLC
    Inventor: Tlmothy N Szal
  • Patent number: 9809043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an advent calendar (1) comprising: a central axis (10), from which at least three side parts (2) extend substantially radially outwards, wherein i) the side parts are joined together, preferably in the region of the central axis, ii) at least one side part is removable or can be swung or folded over onto an adjacent side part and can preferably be attached to the adjacent side part, iii) there are distributed over the side parts at least 24 pre-punched recess fields (3), which can be removed from the side parts and, after removal, each provide recesses (4) in the side parts, each of which has a first suspension device (5), for example a hook (6, 7) for hanging an article in the recess and/or wherein there are distributed on fields of the side parts at least 24 pre-punched second suspension devices, which can preferably be folded or bent out of the fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventor: Marcell Tauber
  • Patent number: 9809044
    Abstract: A marketing system implemented at one or more target sites having a contaminated user interface includes a plurality of sanitary glove assemblies each having at least one advertising indicia visibly displayed thereon, and which are provided to end users for use at the target site without charge. At least one dispenser assembly having an advertisement media support disposed at each target site proximate the contaminated user interface, and a replaceable advertising media displayed therein. Each dispenser assembly comprises a storage compartment dimensioned to contain at least some of the plurality of sanitary glove assemblies, and a dispensing aperture through which an end user can remove one or more of the plurality of sanitary glove assemblies, as needed. In at least one embodiment, a disposal assembly is provided proximate the dispenser assembly at the target site. A method for implementing the present system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Antonio Lyon
  • Patent number: 9771215
    Abstract: The present application includes a trash can assembly having a container configured to hold a trash bag. The container includes a door assembly in communication with one or more walls of a container. The door assembly includes an opening to permit the passage of a collection of trash bags. The assembly also includes a defined internal compartment to house and protect the trash bags within the container. The compartment may include a slot for withdrawal of a trash bag internally or may be sealed with a slot in the door for external withdrawal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Michael G. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9756834
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an animal toy having an outer cover defining a chamber that contains a filling material and a noise making device. The outer cover, the filling material, and/or the noise making device can be made of at least one material that is edible for an animal. In some embodiments, the outer cover is reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Lisa Mary Forsythe, Patrick John Forsythe
  • Patent number: 9738428
    Abstract: A stopper with a built in light characterized in that it is formed from a standard stopper (1) preferably made in cork, to which an inner hollow has been carved inside (2) so that it can house an air tight cylindrical capsule (4) with a rounded top part and within which a battery (5), an electronic circuit (6) and a light providing LED (7) can be found being this air tight capsule (4) sealed on the bottom by a see through glass pane (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Angel Blazquez Torres
  • Patent number: 9675398
    Abstract: An implant contains two end pieces disposed coaxially and at an axial distance, a cage, which connects the end pieces, and webs connecting the two end pieces. The two ends of each web are offset from each other by an equal initial angle in an initial state of the implant. The implant can be expanded by rotation of the end pieces in opposite directions about the center longitudinal axis. A tool for the implant has a handle and a main element with a receptacle for the implant and with two rotating devices, which act with a force fit on engaging elements of the implant and can be rotated oppositely in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TPL Technology Patents Licenses Killian Kraus
    Inventor: Kilian Kraus
  • Patent number: 9567129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package for enclosing a liquid food product. The package comprises an area having a tactile pattern for at least for indicating intended user grip and/or enhancing décor graphics. The invention also relates to a blank, a reel of blanks and a method of generating the tactile pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Allen Wong, Hanna Lejon, Pál Lövendahl, Guido Wiener, Per-Göran Heide, Anders Grim, Joachim Bjurenheim
  • Patent number: 9487336
    Abstract: A liquid container cooperates with a stand to present the container in a display position with the container sealed, and an open position with the container unsealed. The stand is configured to support the liquid container in first and second positions, with the container being closed in the first position and open in the second position. The stand and the liquid container may create a decorative presentation in each of the first and second positions. In the first position the container is sealed by a cap that is within a depression in the stand and may be unitary with the stand. In the second position, the container may be sealed or unsealed with the container opening upward the stand supporting and cradling the portion of the container that is opposite the opening, to maintain the opening upward to prevent spillage of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Alan Tussy
  • Patent number: 9427099
    Abstract: Consumer devices for providing feedback based upon the presence of a liquid in a detection zone, wherein the detection zone is the area in which a change in capacitance is can be detected by a non-contact capacitance sensor and the forms of feedback include the generation of sound, activation/deactivation of alight, a motion or other physical interaction, or display by way of an LCD or LED display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Au Ming Ki Gordon, Ng Kwok Leung, Tang Tat Man, Benjamin Poate, Warren Kronberger
  • Patent number: 9346596
    Abstract: Paperboard security packages (1) are disclosed wherein content items are contained by at least one card (10) and two adjoining housing (30, 40) attached to the at least one card and protruding from opposite surfaces of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Charlotte Hanks, Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 9315293
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for placing two separate liquids in separate compartments and when the device is tipped the two liquids are delivered in succession. First liquid compartment is positioned inside or next to the second liquid compartment with lips positioned to achieve proper delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Christina Lynn Vucich
  • Patent number: 9242771
    Abstract: A reusable lid for use with a jar for canning food. The reusable lid comprises a circular disc having a top side with an upper surface, a bottom side with a planar lower surface extending about the outer circumferential section of the disc, and a ring extending outwardly from the lower surface. The second planar surface on the top side of the disc is lowered from the upper surface by a measurement in the range of 0.015? to 0.035?, and extends along a circumferential segment that extends between 54° and 144° of the radial circumference of the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Loren Charles Stieg
  • Patent number: 9226514
    Abstract: An apparatus used to arrange and display decorative items or candy. A narrow stem comprises a plurality of holes running throughout the stem. A plurality of metal rods are inserted into respective holes in the stem. Each metal rod has is attached to a plastic petal, which also comprises a clip. A piece of candy can be attached to each clip and can be supported by each respective petal. The plurality of metal rods arranged in this manner create a visually appealing arrangement of decorative items or dispenser of candy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Barbara Butts
  • Patent number: 9101847
    Abstract: A shape changing apparatus includes a body portion and first and second appendages pivotally attached to respective first and second opposing sides of the body portion so as to be rotatable about respective first and second axes of rotation. The first and second appendages are moveable between an open position and a closed position. Each appendage has a generally arcuate shape. The shape changing apparatus further includes a biasing mechanism coupled to the first and second appendages. The biasing mechanism is configured to bias the first and second appendages to the open position. The shape changing apparatus further includes a release mechanism operatively coupled to one of the first or second appendages. Upon activating the release mechanism the biasing mechanism pivots the first and second appendages to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Bang Zoom Design, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael G. Hoeting
  • Patent number: 9027746
    Abstract: A case wallet for a handheld electronic device such as a cellphone includes a device casing, a wooden backing piece and a stretchable sleeve. The wooden backing piece and the stretchable sleeve are permanently adhered to a back wall of the device casing, such that the stretchable sleeve is capable of holding credit cards, folded currency or other personal items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150108025
    Abstract: A hand-held drinking container has a unique shape as a sock. The body looks like a flask and has a screw-on cap on the top into which the liquid drink can be poured. A push spout is located on the “toe” section of the flask. The flask has flat sides and a flat top with curved edge sides joined to the sides and the top. The push spout has a retainer nut thereabout that allows a flexible material in a predetermined shape having a hole therein to be placed over the push spout and secured thereto such as a Xmas sock with a push spout hole therein. This flask and sock combination can then be hung from a hook. In another embodiment, the flask would be made of a flexible plastic bladder material and need not be placed in a sock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Travis Price, Jack Mulroe, Kyle Mulroe
  • Publication number: 20150090622
    Abstract: Pouchkin is a device used for enabling a user to house prepackaged foodstuff pouches, such as applesauce or other relatively soft food product. The Pouchkin device includes a housing having an internal compartment for the insertion of the prepackaged foodstuff pouch. One end of the housing is formed with one or more openings for the insertion of the prepackaged foodstuff pouch. The Pouchkin device is constructed such that the prepackaged foodstuff pouch may be inserted into the housing thereby allowing the user to open the foodstuff pouch and consume while foodstuff pouch is securely inside the housing. In many of the later described preferred embodiments, the shape of the housing may take on many shapes, such as that of a toy shape making the Pouchkin exceptionally attractive to children.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Erin L. Bassi
  • Patent number: 8985337
    Abstract: Display packaging for plush toys or dolls that allows the packaged toy to be neatly displayed on a retail shelf in an upright, sitting position so that the toy's features can be readily seen is described. In particular, the display packaging facilitates, and encourages, a child accompanying an adult purchaser at a retail location to hug or cuddle the toy without the display packaging impeding that experience. The display packaging also uses much less packaging material than previous packaging for similar products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Patrick Canon
  • Publication number: 20150076024
    Abstract: A multiple purpose container and decorative item includes a container portion and a cap portion affixed to the container portion. The container portion is configurable in color, shape and size, and includes an interior cavity configured to contain a predetermined volume of a product of interest disposed therein. The cap portion is configured to seal and unseal the interior cavity and to provide storage of and repeatable access to the product of interest disposed therein. A selectively deployable fastener is coupled to the cap portion by a coupling means and deployable between a stored position and a deployed position. The container portion is configured of a desired color, shape, size and/or combinations thereof to achieve multiple functions to contain the product of interest within the interior cavity and to provide an aesthetic, decorative and/or ornamental feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Milton B. Hollander
  • Patent number: 8968847
    Abstract: Packaging materials are disclosed, along with packages formed therefrom and methods for forming the packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20150034515
    Abstract: Container for tools for excavating and cutting geological formations has a base structure with an interior volume accessible via an opening and a lid connected to the base structure to close the opening. A visibility enhancing feature is incorporated into one or more of the lid and the base structure, the visibility enhancing feature based on luminescence or reflectance. A kit including the container and methods of illuminating a portion of an underground mine and of identifying a tool located in an underground mine are also disclosed. When placed in an underground mine and irradiated or illuminated, visible electromagnetic radiation associated with the visibility enhancing feature can illuminate a structure of the underground mine, illuminate a content of the container and/or be an indicia of the tool stored in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Kenneth Monyak, Tadeusz Kozminski
  • Publication number: 20150034520
    Abstract: A container comprising a bag simulative of an animal with a plurality of storage compartments. The present container for items and personal effects for travel will be seen to provide not only a useful container for the transportation of goods, but also serve as a fashion accessory for people of all ages. The container is also easy to use, and provides for a more ergonomic option as it only requires gentle pulling to activate the rear leg wheel system for the transportation of the container. When the tension has been released to a preset tension, the rear leg wheel system will retract, and the container resembling an animal will “sit down,” and can also provide other entertainment at the time with other gestures such as panting, yawning, or wagging its tail, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Dale BEADLES
  • Patent number: 8936584
    Abstract: A visually-coordinated absorbent product includes an absorbent article component including a garment side outer cover and a body side liner, wherein the article component has at least a first and second visual characteristic, and wherein the first visual characteristic is different from the second visual characteristic. The absorbent product also includes a first packaging component including at least first and second visual characteristics, wherein first and second visual characteristics of the absorbent article are coordinated to the first and second visual characteristics of the packaging component, and wherein at least a portion of one of the garment side outer cover and the body side liner is configured with the article component first visual characteristic and at least a portion of one of the garment side outer cover and the body side liner is configured with the article component second visual characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa Marie Zander, Kristi Jo Bryant, Debra A. Haase, Sheila Marie Heyrman, Kim Hoertsch, Adrienne Rae Loyd, William Grover Reeves, Garry Roland Woltman, Theodore T. Tower, Jennifer Pozniak, Angela Rae Heck, Richard Joseph Hantke
  • Publication number: 20140374300
    Abstract: A trash receptacle device is disclosed that is a trash or storage bin, and that resembles an animal and makes noises to attract and entertain children. The trash receptacle device comprises a housing component with a hollow cavity, a removable trash receptacle component that is inserted into the hollow cavity, and a hinged lid secured to the housing component. Typically, the housing component is shaped to resemble an animal, and the hinged lid is shaped to resemble an animal head. The hinged lid can be controlled by a step pedal component, which can be shaped to resemble a paw or foot of an animal. Additionally, the trash receptacle device can comprise a sound box component and at least one speaker in communication with the hinged lid, such that the sound box component plays a recording of an animal sound when the hinged lid is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Adan Espinosa
  • Patent number: 8916216
    Abstract: An apparatus used to arrange and display decorative items or candy. A narrow stem comprises a plurality of holes running throughout the stem. A plurality of metal rods are inserted into respective holes in the stem. Each metal rod has is attached to a plastic petal, which also comprises a clip. A piece of candy can be attached to each clip and can be supported by each respective petal. The plurality of metal rods arranged in this manner create a visually appealing arrangement of decorative items or dispenser of candy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara Butts
  • Publication number: 20140360905
    Abstract: A packaging material comprising an image having angle dependent viewing properties. The packaging material is in the form of a flexible sheet which may be wrapped around a product to be packaged. By suitable arrangement of the image on the packaging material a package, and selection of appropriate image properties a package can be produced that has a visually striking appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Poitevin
  • Publication number: 20140339118
    Abstract: A bracelet product for storing food, candy, powders and other things has several elements including a flexible container or enclosure adapted to be worn on the wrist, the flexible enclosure has a means for opening so as to insert items such as candy, food or things (once the candy or food is gone, and a means for connecting the enclosure around a wrist or other body part of a user. The bracelet product can include a funnel for loading the tube with candy, food, things and items, which can be sold as a kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Marisa Sperrazza
  • Publication number: 20140339228
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates generally to various embodiments of holders and packaging for giving gifts. In particular, the invention relates to various gift card holders that hold a gift card and enhance the presentation and gift giving experience for recipients and gift givers alike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Publication number: 20140325818
    Abstract: A filled amorphous bag apparatus, similar to a “bean bag”, comprises at least one amorphous bag, a malleable filling within the amorphous bag, and at least one first connector on or within the amorphous bag. The malleable filling may include, but not be limited to, a plurality of pellets (e.g. beans), a putty, a gel, a stuffing (e.g. straw, cotton) and combinations thereof. The connector may be a magnet, a plurality of hooks, a plurality of loops, a suction cup, one half of a snap, a clip, a clamp, a clasp, and combinations of these. Optionally, first mating connector is a magnet and in another non-limiting embodiment the filled amorphous bag apparatus has a covering, where the connector is a magnet free to move around the surface of at least one amorphous bag between the at least one amorphous bag and the covering. Alternatively, a portion of a plurality of pellets making up the malleable filling may be magnetic or non-magnetic and ferrimagnetic or ferromagnetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: GUI Global Products, Ltd.
    Inventor: Walter G. Mayfield
  • Patent number: 8875425
    Abstract: A container comprising a substantially rigid body formed at least partially of transparent material and having a neck defining an opening providing access to the container cavity, and a bag positioned in the interior of the body. The bag being formed of thermoplastic material and having a neck from which there radially extends a flange which rests on a free edge of the neck of the body and defines a hole for providing access to the cavity of the bag and for sealedly housing the body of a hermetic pump operable manually to withdraw the fluid substance from the bag and feed it to the outside through its dispensing stem. The bag being formed by hot blow moulding of a preform positioned directly within the container. A decorative and/or informative sheet detached from the opening being interposed between said container and said bag, and being visible from the outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Publication number: 20140319006
    Abstract: A cup container includes a container body and a transparent cover layer that are formed by injection. The container body has an indented pattern formed on an outer wall thereof The pattern includes at least one first concave surface and one second concave surface at different depths. The transparent cover layer encases the container body and fills the pattern. As the second concave surface is indented on the first concave surface, a stepped structure is formed on the outer wall of the container body to become a three-dimensional pattern. Moreover, with the container body and transparent cover layer formed in varying color combinations, a colorful and multi-layer three-dimensional visual effect can be created to enhance aesthetic appeal and quality, thereby increase consumers' purchase desire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Ching-Tien CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140311936
    Abstract: Musical invitation box containing a light-activated sound module for generating and playing prerecorded sound tracks upon the opening of the box or removal of its contents (invitation). Operation of the sound module may be activated by the opening (or removal) of the box lid and exposing it to light. The box is configured with a shelf that hides the sound module from view so that the source of the sound is concealed. The music or alternative audio can be stopped or restarted by closing and reopening the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Joann Marks
  • Patent number: 8851279
    Abstract: A publication and product delivery package is disclosed which permits product samples to be packaged and displayed along the binding (or “spine”) of a publication, such as a magazine, or an object of similar size, and delivered to a purchaser of that publication utilizing standard delivery services, such as the United States Postal Service, even when such products may be otherwise loose, liquid, or fragile, and despite the stresses and impacts of such packaging, display, and delivery. In a novel marketing method, the publication package allows a product distributor to include additional attractive marketing text and images alongside product sample containers, and coordinated with similar text and images impressed on the delivered product sample containers, to achieve high-impact and memorable promotion with little delivery costs over the cost of delivering the publication alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fragrance Marketing, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Husmann
  • Patent number: 8844720
    Abstract: Biodegradable novelty packages, which can take the shape of eggs (i.e., ellipsoids), for example, are useful for containing small toys, candy or the like. Such small toys, candy and the like are often hidden in petroleum-based plastic eggs for children's amusement. Biodegradable novelty packages as described herein are formed of a biodegradable resin, such as a biodegradable thermoplastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Christine Ann Lantinen