Resiliently Biased Rigid Retainer Patents (Class 206/480)
  • Patent number: 9072653
    Abstract: A medication carrying case is provided having a first and second half hingedly attached and removably securable to one another along a removable line of connection. Within the interior of the carrying case halves is a removable medication support member having a plurality of surface depressions along its upper surface and a case connector along its underside surface. Each support member secures to an inner surface of the case halves and is designed to fit therewithin. The depressions are adapted to form-fittingly secure pill bottles, medication vials, syringes, and other medical supplies therein. Further provided over each depression is a securing strap, which is connected to the member upper surface along one end and is removably attachable across the depression along its second end. In this way, the carrying case provides a medication holder and support that securely holds medication and accessories on the go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Linda Nemard
  • Patent number: 8931633
    Abstract: A carrier and loader for cartridges with a base component hinged to a cover component. A clip portion with rib formations provides resilient clips for frictional engagement and holding the cartridges, which are pried from the channel of the clips for loading. With the carrier in an open position, cartridges are inserted one or two at a time directly into the swing-out cylinder of a revolver without handling the cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Haskell H. Martin, III
  • Patent number: 8925721
    Abstract: The present arrangement provides for an arrangement for storage, transport and display of an electronic device. The arrangement has a clip having a first side for securing an electronic device, and a second side, opposite the first side, having a central connection region. The arrangement also has a case with a first flap and a second flap secured along at least one sewn seam, with a zipper arrangement for closing and opening the first and second flaps, the case further includes a base pad, also connected at the sewn seam. The base pad is coupled to the second flap with a collapsible fabric compartment therebetween, the collapsible fabric compartment configured to removably hold a correspondingly shaped support. The base pad has a substantially centrally located attachment pad, substantially corresponding to the central connection region of the clip, for securing the clip and the electronic device to the base pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Jordan Young
  • Publication number: 20140061084
    Abstract: A protector for portable electronic devices is disclosed comprising an embossed, generally X-shaped frame, and including a portfolio-style protective cover having a “kickstand” propping element built into it, the cover also adapted to accommodate the embossed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Westrup, Kwong Chi Kei, Lui Suen Yuen
  • Patent number: 8631937
    Abstract: A packaging assembly comprising: a card comprising at least one panel; a fluid dispenser comprising a fluid reservoir and a fluid dispenser member that is mounted on the reservoir; and a connection element fitted on the panel and including fastener means, the dispenser being engaged in the fastener means for being held in removable manner on the card; wherein the panel includes a window, the connection element being fitted in the window, the connection element includes a base, advantageously a flat base, of dimension that is greater than the dimension of the window, the fastener means projecting from the base, the base being disposed on one side of the panel with the fastener means passing through the window in such a manner as to project from the other side of the panel, the fastener means being inserted through the window and presenting a dimension that is greater than the dimension of the window, thereby holding the connection element in the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Lecoutre
  • Patent number: 8602211
    Abstract: Disclosed is a holder for holding a set of knitting needles with a main body having first and second end portions. Each end portion has a corresponding aperture, and each aperture is sized to hold one knitting needle of the set of knitting needles. The holder can hold circular knitting needles connected by a flexible cord, for example. Slots may be provided to receive a portion of the flexible cord therein to reduce and/or prevent the cord from twisting and/or tangling during storage or transportation. The body may also have gauge for measuring a size of the knitting needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Simplicity Pattern Co. Inc.
    Inventor: David Sasur
  • Patent number: 8522972
    Abstract: A disposable razor package having a plurality of shaving razors each with a proximal end portion with a cartridge and a distal end portion. A tub is provided having a generally level bottom surface defined by a perimeter wall dimensioned to receive the plurality of shaving razors. At least one of the shaving razors contacts the bottom surface of the tub. A plurality of retaining members project from the bottom surface of the tub. At least one of the retaining members has a top surface with notch that engages at least one of the cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Greene, Richard Kevin Sennett
  • Publication number: 20130193024
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventor: Mattel, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8444102
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding handheld devices is provided, including a receiving base, an upper cover, a locking unit, at least a resilient unit and at least a weight allocation unit. The receiving base has a shell forming an accommodation space with an upward opening, and at least a concealing space inside. One side of the upper cover is coupled to the receiving base. The locking unit is responsible for affixing the closing, opening or holding positions between the upper cover and the receiving base. When the locking unit is in unlocked state, the resilient unit provides a force to lift the upper cover to the maximum opening position. The weight allocation unit is housed inside the concealing space. The electronic device can be held between the upper cover and the receiving base with a tilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Publication number: 20130081969
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing an electronic device to a cover. The apparatus is in the form of a clip that uses a 3-point system to provide a secure hold on a device without requiring any holes in the device. Three contact points radiate from a main body in a triangular fashion in plan view. Two of the contact points are formed as cups that couple with two respective corners of the electronic device. The third contact point is an elastically deformable clip that engages a side or top of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Joshua T. Morenstein, Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Nick Cronan, Dan Snyder, Isabelle Olson
  • Patent number: 8397917
    Abstract: A wafer-retaining unit has a plurality of vertically superimposed single-wafer retaining sections, each having a wafer-retaining frame abutting against only a lower end edge portion of the outer periphery of a semiconductor wafer, a wafer-securing frame disposed vertically movably relative to the wafer-retaining frame to abut against only an upper end edge portion of the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer, and wafer lift members that lift the semiconductor wafer to a position where it is upwardly separate from the wafer-retaining frame and keeps the semiconductor wafer in this position. Consequently, a plurality of semiconductor wafers can be accommodated efficiently and safely without increasing the space between each pair of mutually adjacent semiconductor wafers. At the same time, the semiconductor wafers can be loaded and unloaded satisfactorily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Miraial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kasama, Yukihiro Hyobu
  • Patent number: 8353397
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J Trapp, Robert Michael Buresch, Donald George Scheffold
  • Patent number: 8342328
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Trapp, Robert Michael Buresch, Donald George Scheffold
  • Patent number: 8075516
    Abstract: A portable breast pump has a suction unit and a collecting unit which is connected to this suction unit via a flexible suction line. The collecting unit comprises a breast shield, a milk-receiving container and a coupling element which connects the breast shield to the milk-receiving container. The suction unit has a housing with an operating means for operating the pump and a fastening means for fastening the housing on a carrying means, which can be fastened on the mother's body. This breast pump is easy to operate, allows the milk to be expressed even in confined areas with no set-down surfaces and, in addition, does not hinder the mother's mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Medela Holding AG
    Inventors: Erich Pfenniger, Richard Röllin, Beda Weber, Markus Kerschdorfer
  • Patent number: 7987978
    Abstract: A reed case includes a base, a lid carried by the base and a reed-carrying insert provided in the base. The reed-carrying base includes a plurality of generally elongated, parallel, spaced-apart insert slots; at least one extension spring provided in each of the insert slots; and at least one retainer spring provided in each of the insert slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Kuen W Lam
  • Patent number: 7757861
    Abstract: A package assembly for a product includes a cushion pad and a retaining member engaged with the cushion pad for retaining the product on the cushion pad. The retaining member defines a plurality of expandable cuts therein so as to increase the elastic extendibility of the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guan-Dong Wang, Xiang-Yu You, Gang Peng, Hsiang-Lung Hsu
  • Patent number: 7740136
    Abstract: A packaging container with a clamping base and an attachable protective cap serves for a unilateral, clamping or holding of a tool, an instrument, or another longitudinal object, where the clamping base comprises a clamping holder with a plurality of springy clamping jaws fastened on one side which define a nearly centric, central clamping reception, in which clamping reception the tool is inserted and held clampingly. In order to achieve that the insertion force to be applied is low when the packaging container is equipped, however, a high clamping force is given with the protective cap attached. The protective cap abuts against the outside circumference of the clamping jaws when it is attached to the clamping base and prestresses said clamping jaws in direction of the clamping reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Roesler
  • Patent number: 7658281
    Abstract: A container intended to receive a commodity, in particular a wristwatch or writing implement, includes a dish-shaped lower portion and a dish-shaped upper portion. A fastening element in the container is configured as a pair of clips including a resilient lower holding element arranged in the lower portion and a resilient upper holding element arranged in the upper portion. The two holding elements together form the pair of clips and interact so that they resiliently clamp between them the commodity located in the container when the upper portion is placed on the lower portion of the container. As a result, the commodity is perfectly fixed in position with the lowest structural expenditure substantially irrespective of its shape and dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Swatch AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Eichenberger, Peter Gutjahr
  • Patent number: 7581639
    Abstract: A photo mask retainer, mounted inside a photo mask delivery box for holding a photo mask, in which the photo mask retainer includes a base, a U-turn extending from the top of the rear side of the base and curving toward the top side of the base, a bearing portion formed on the free end of the U-turn for pressing on the vertical peripheral sidewall of the photo mask, a retaining end portion formed on the free end of the U-turn for pressing on the top surface of the photo mask, and a clamp extending from the front side of the base for fastening to a respective locating block on the wall surface of the photo mask delivery box
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Gudeng Precision Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 7469786
    Abstract: A dunnage-free product-shipping assembly comprising a support member securable to the product in a substantially fixed position. A shipping container has an interior area sized to removably contain the support member. The shipping container has a base and sidewalls projecting from the base. The sidewalls restrict lateral movement of the support member relative to the base. A closure member is movable between an open position and a closed position. The closure member is out of engagement with the support member and the product when in the closed position. A retention flap is connected to one of the sidewalls and is movable between engaged and released positions. The retention flap, when in the engaged position, restricts movement of the support member and the product in a direction normal to the base. When the retention flap is in the released position, the support member and product can be moved normally relative to the base for removal from the shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Rowley, Ira C. Smith, Suzanne C. Reynolds, Althea J. D'Souza, Mackenzie Smith
  • Patent number: 7383954
    Abstract: The storage and display package for batteries is a blister pack that can be secured in a vertical position on cabinet doors, sheds and RV walls. The package allows the user to access individual batteries from the front or top of the package, while the package is secured in such locations. The package may have a perforated, removable top section or a reclosable flap on the front of the package. The package may alternatively include a clip that may be removed from the package and secured in the stated locations with the batteries held in the clip. The package and clip may alternatively be modified to support both batteries and a household device that uses the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: David J. Morrison
  • Patent number: 7134554
    Abstract: A connector-transport assembly for holding and transporting a electronic component includes a socket connector having a receptacle sized to receive the component therein and a transport carrier member. The socket receptacle includes two engagement arms formed therewith which are deflectable between first and second operative positions. In the first operative position, the engagement arms extend into the receptacle for contacting opposing exterior surfaces of the component, and in the second position the engagement arms are deflected away from the receptacle so as to not engage exterior surfaces of the component. The engagement arms have cam portions disposed thereon, and the carrier member includes actuating members disposed thereon in opposition to the socket connector engagement arm cam portions so that movement of either the socket connector or the carrier member will move the engagement arms between their first and second operative positions to release or engage the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel G. Achammer, Wilfred Wolf, James A. Wetter
  • Patent number: 7086635
    Abstract: An improved hanger for storage and display of material such as fabric and the like. The hanger includes opposed panel sides interconnected at an upper spine portion. Fabric or other material is placed between the panels and is retained by a unique set of clips applied externally of the panel sides combined with and high-friction components including friction plates or clips with friction nibs positioned within the panels. A resilient spring clip is moved into a gripping position so as to impart pressure to the assemblage. Embodiments of the friction plates include a first U-shaped bracket element designed to be friction fitted along a side of one of the panels, while a second U-shaped bracket element is configured to be friction fitted along an opposing panel. The first bracket includes a detent arrangement for retaining the spring clip in a gripping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Raoul East Drapeau
  • Patent number: 7066330
    Abstract: A base and a plurality of containers is described. The base may have a plurality of receptacles, each of the plurality of receptacles having a first dimension. Each of the plurality of containers may correspond to one of the plurality of receptacles. Each container may have a first dimension which is about the same as the first dimension of its corresponding receptacle. The base may have a top surface and each of the plurality of receptacles may be comprised of a plurality of walls, each of which extends upward from the top surface of the base. Each of the plurality of containers may have a lid which can be sealed and unsealed. The plurality of receptacles can be arranged in a plurality of rows and columns. Each of the plurality of containers may have protrusion at its top and a recess at its bottom so that a first container can be stacked on a second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Natalie Lashley
  • Patent number: 7028838
    Abstract: A light strand storage device includes a panel having a first side, a second side and a peripheral edge. The peripheral edge includes a first edge, a second edge, a third edge and a fourth edge wherein the first and second edges are positioned opposite of each other. Each of the third and fourth edges has an indentation therein. The indentations are positioned nearer the first edge than the second edge and are positioned generally opposite of each other. Each of a plurality of securing members is attached to and extends outwardly away from the first and second sides. A light string may be extended around the panel and secured to the panel by the securing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Judith A. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 6994213
    Abstract: A package is provided for a medical device that a spring-driven button-actuated safety shield. The package includes a tray with a bottom wall and sidewall enclosure that extends upwardly from the bottom wall a distance greater than the height or thickness of the medical device. A flange extends outwardly from edges of the sidewall enclosure opposite the bottom wall. At least two gripping towers are formed unitarily with the bottom wall and project upwardly a distance greater than the thickness or height of the medical implement. Gripping towers are spaced from one another and are configured to grippingly engage the medical implement on opposite respective sides of the actuating button for preventing inadvertent actuation of the safety shield while the medical implement is in the tray. A cover extends removably across the flange and is supported by the gripping towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John A. Giard, Jr., Volker Niermann
  • Patent number: 6976582
    Abstract: A tool-holding apparatus is provided for holding at least one tool. The tool-holding apparatus includes a board and at least one holder formed on the board. The holder includes a root extending from the board, a tip extending from the root for pressing the tool, a restraint formed thereon near the tip for restraining the tool and a concave portion defined therein near the root for receiving the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Terence Chen
  • Patent number: 6884081
    Abstract: A display and storage box includes an upper portion having a top wall and an upper side wall extending down from the top wall; a lower portion which together with the upper portion defines a closed box in an assembled configuration, the lower portion having a bottom wall, and a lower side wall extending up from the bottom wall; the top and bottom walls having a plurality of inwardly extending projections thereon; a plurality of jewelry holding members having openings for receiving the projections to removably retain the jewelry holding members on the upper portion and lower portion; and the upper portion and lower portion each have magnetic members mounted therein which have their magnetic poles oriented in a manner to attract the lower portion and upper portion toward each other when assembled together in a closed box configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Ovadia
  • Patent number: 6837373
    Abstract: A tool suspension device for pliers has a suspension board and a bracket. The suspension board has a front, a rear, a clip and a removable locking stub. The clip is mounted on the rear of the suspension board. The removable locking stub is attached to the front of the suspension board. The bracket is mounted on the front of the suspension board and has a U-shaped frame and clamping arms inside the frame. A tool slot is defined vertically through the frame and is adapted to hold a tool that is positioned head down. The removable locking stub prevents upward movement of the tool to prevent the tool from being easily pulled out of the tool slot to steal. The clip is used to hang the tool suspension device on a person's belt. Therefore, the tool suspension device is burglarproof and double-duty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Hsin-Te Huang
  • Patent number: 6705466
    Abstract: A rack for shipping and storing a plurality of glass panels includes a frame which holds a bottom support and a rear support in planes that intersect at substantially a right angle. The bottom and rear supports have notches to receive edges of the panels. The rear support has a plurality of channels with a separate retainer slidably received in each channel for engaging an upper edge of a panel placed in the rack. A spring loaded mechanism maintains the retainers in engagement with the respective panel, thereby holding the panels in the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Bartholomew, Brandon J. Craig
  • Patent number: 6655529
    Abstract: A structure of a portable hand-tool bag is disclosed. The hand-tool bag comprises a hand-held body, and two tool boxes, wherein the hand-held body includes an external layer, two inner board, two positioning board and an inner layer, characterized in that at least two adjacent ends of the positioning board are mounted with a corner member having mounted with an elastic top plate thereon and the top edge of the elastic top plate being a protrusion; and the two tool boxes are substantially rectangular with a plurality of slots within the center of the box to accommodate tools, one lateral edge of the tool box is provided with a notch corresponding to the protrusion on the top edge of the elastic top plate so that the protrusion is engaged with the notch; thereby the tool boxes containing tools within the slots of the tool boxes are engaged to the corner member and the two tool boxes are mounted to the hand-held body, facilitate the carrying of tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Cheng-I Ho
  • Patent number: 6575302
    Abstract: A package which can display the contents includes a carton having at least a portion of a front wall which is transparent. Inside the cavity of the carton is an insert which has a plurality of projections having clamps which are designed to engage portions of the displayed contents, the projections extending away from the back of the carton to lend a three-dimensional effect to the display. The insert may be of a transparent plastic material so that the inside surfaces of the carton may be decorated in a fashion independent of the shape of the product displayed or the manner in which it is positioned. The insert also has a number of extension arms which register the insert securely inside the cavity, and which may also act as supports for the insert to act as a display stand when not inside the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Spencer Hart Robley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6533374
    Abstract: Clips for restraining furniture doors from both vertical and horizontal movement during shipping and handling are provided. A clip includes an elongated base member having opposite first and second sides. A pair of elongated first and second panels extend outwardly from the base member first side in spaced-apart, opposing relationship. The first and second panels are configured to removably secure a portion of a furniture frame. An elongated third panel extends outwardly from the base member second side and is configured to engage an end portion of a furniture door and removably secure the door against the base member second side such that vertical and horizontal movement of the door relative to the frame is restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Tenn-Tex Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Hightower
  • Patent number: 6401923
    Abstract: A tool packaging and displaying device includes a mounting body with front and rear walls, and left and right mounting walls respectively formed with multiple cavities. Posts extend uprightly from each of the mounting walls, and a shoulder is formed between a respective one of the posts and a respective one of the cavities. Each of the posts is connected integrally to a transverse cantilever which is in turn connected integrally to a tongue that extends downwardly toward the respective cavity and that abuts against the shoulder when a grip portion of a hand tool is inserted into the respective cavity. A cover member has one end hingedly connected to the rear wall and a front end with a latch tongue firmly retained in a retaining slot in the front wall by virtue of a locking insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Stanley Chiro International Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Huang
  • Patent number: 6357589
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a medical package is provided which includes a housing, and a catheter product. The housing defines an enclosure which is sealed against ingress of contaminants. The housing has at least a first part and a second part which is movable relative to the first part to open the enclosure. At least one of the parts has a plurality of pores through which a sterilization fluid can enter the enclosure, but which substantially prevent entry of contaminants into the enclosure. The catheter product includes a body, and a vascular access member. The vascular access member has a first end and a second, vascular entry end. The first end is secured to the body and the second end is located distant from the body. The catheter product is located entirely within the enclosure. The catheter product is secured in position to the housing. The catheter product is removed from the housing after the second part is moved relative to the first part to open the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Schmidt, Adel Kafrawy
  • Patent number: 6315119
    Abstract: A tool display rack includes a board having two apertures and a U-shaped retaining member is connected to the board. The retaining member has two insertions which extend through the two apertures. A foldable member is connected to the second insertion and the foldable member is disengagably connected to the first insertion. A tool is retained between the board and the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Jack Lee
  • Publication number: 20010037954
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a medical package is provided which includes a housing, and a catheter product. The housing defines an enclosure which is sealed against ingress of contaminants. The housing has at least a first part and a second part which is movable relative to the first part to open the enclosure. At least one of the parts has a plurality of pores through which a sterilization fluid can enter the enclosure, but which substantially prevent entry of contaminants into the enclosure. The catheter product includes a body, and a vascular access member. The vascular access member has a first end and a second, vascular entry end. The first end is secured to the body and the second end is located distant from the body. The catheter product is located entirely within the enclosure. The catheter product is secured in position to the housing. The catheter product is removed from the housing after the second part is moved relative to the first part to open the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: Philip D. Schmidt, Adel Kafrawy
  • Patent number: 6267230
    Abstract: A jewelry case includes a bottom wall; a top wall; a side wall having one edge hinged to a first edge of the top wall and an opposite edge hinged to a first edge of the bottom wall such that the top wall can be positioned in parallel spaced relation above the bottom wall; an arrangement of first ring fingers extending downwardly from the top wall and being arranged in a plurality of rows, with a spacing between the first ring fingers in each row being at least equal to a width of one the first ring finger; an arrangement of second ring fingers extending upwardly from the bottom wall and being arranged in a plurality of rows, with a spacing between the second ring fingers in each row being at least equal to a width of one the second ring finger, with the second ring fingers fitting between and interleaved with the first ring fingers; and each first and second ring finger including a part cylindrical, thin walled, resilient structure extending at an acute angle from the respective top wall or bottom wall and ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: Joseph Ovadia
  • Patent number: 6237758
    Abstract: A stackable case for retaining and transporting containers having radially outward projecting lids includes a bottom panel member having a lower surface and an upper surface with a plurality of container support areas therein. It further includes a pair of opposing side walls and a pair of opposing end walls integrally formed with and projecting upward from the bottom panel member, the side walls having a lower wall portion and a plurality of spaced upwardly projecting pylons which includes four corner pylons defining four corners of the case. The lower wall portion has a plurality of raised projections disposed thereon which define a lower plane sufficiently spaced from the upper surface of the bottom panel member to receive the lid of the container securely therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Roger S. Hsu
  • Patent number: 6213296
    Abstract: A tool container (20, 520, 620) has a pair of clamshell housing members (22, 24, 422, 424) hingedly coupled to be moved between opened and closed positions. At least one of the members (22, 24, 422, 424) defines a cavity defined by a base (42, 44, 442, 444) and a wall (58, 60, 62, 64, 458, 460, 462, 464) extending from the base (42, 44, 442, 444), and a two-retaining insert (32, 34, 36, 37, 431, 433) is provided in the cavity. The insert (32, 34, 36, 37, 431, 433) and wall (58, 60, 62, 64, 458, 460, 462, 464) include alternating complementary dovetail tenons (74, 132, 474, 532) and recesses (76, 134, 476, 534) secure a tool-retaining insert in the cavity of the housing member (22, 24, 422, 424).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Streich, Daniel G. Findle, Patrick S. Keenan, David Namey, Jr., Gregory S. Snider, James Pangerc, Matthew J. Holland
  • Patent number: 6186325
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a medical package is provided which includes a housing, and a catheter product. The housing defines an enclosure which is sealed against ingress of contaminants. The housing has at least a first part and a second part which is movable relative to the first part to open the enclosure. At least one of the parts has a plurality of pores through which a sterilization fluid can enter the enclosure, but which substantially prevent entry of contaminants into the enclosure. The catheter product includes a body, and a vascular access member. The vascular access member has a first end and a second, vascular entry end. The first end is secured to the body and the second end is located distant from the body. The catheter product is located entirely within the enclosure. The catheter product is secured in position to the housing. The catheter product is removed from the housing after the second part is moved relative to the first part to open the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Schmidt, Adel Kafrawy
  • Patent number: 6131730
    Abstract: A stackable case for retaining and transporting containers includes outer side walls forming an outer shell, a bottom panel disposed substantially within the outer shell, and a plurality of supports for supporting the outer surfaces of the containers. The side walls include a lower wall portion and a plurality of spaced upwardly projecting pylons, where four corner pylons define the four corners of the case. At least one upwardly projecting column is generally disposed within the outer shell, and defines, in combination with the bottom panel, the side walls and the end walls, a plurality of container retaining pockets. The columns and the pylons extend above the lower wall portions. One or more retention members are also provided on the inner wall surfaces of the case in order to securely retain the container in the case during transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Roger S. Hsu
  • Patent number: 6126004
    Abstract: A tool display box includes a main body having a number of spaced resilient retaining plates projecting outward therefrom. A holding space is defined between each two adjacent resilient retaining plates to hold a tool by two mutually facing walls of the two adjacent resilient retaining plates. Each resilient holding plate includes a distal end having a notch defined therein. A retaining member is secured to each resilient holding plate and includes a passage aligned with the notch. A locking member is extended through the notches of the resilient holding plates and the passages of the retaining members for preventing removal of the tool in the holding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Hand Tool Design Corporation
    Inventor: David Ling
  • Patent number: 6112897
    Abstract: A tool holder includes a number of spaced holes. An inner periphery defining each hole includes a cutout defined therein. A periphery that defines each cutout includes a resilient retaining element projected therefrom. Each resilient retaining element has a portion projected into an associated hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Bobby Hu
  • Patent number: 6085898
    Abstract: A jewelry case includes a bottom wall; a top wall; a side wall having one edge hinged to a first edge of the top wall and an opposite edge hinged to a first edge of the bottom wall such that the top wall can be positioned in parallel spaced relation above the bottom wall; an arrangement of first ring fingers extending downwardly from the top wall and being arranged in a plurality of rows, with a spacing between the first ring fingers in each row being at least equal to a width of one the first ring finger; an arrangement of second ring fingers extending upwardly from the bottom wall and being arranged in a plurality of rows, with a spacing between the second ring fingers in each row being at least equal to a width of one the second ring finger, with the second ring fingers fitting between and interleaved with the first ring fingers; and each first and second ring finger including a part cylindrical, thin walled, resilient structure extending at an acute angle from the respective top wall or bottom wall and ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Ovadia Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Ovadia, Tomasz Zawadzki
  • Patent number: 6076669
    Abstract: A tool display rack includes a body with a first engaging member extending from the first end thereof in which a first aperture is defined, a limiting member connected to the body at its first end by a connecting plate and having a recess defined therein, a second engaging member extending from the second end of the limiting member so as to engage with the first aperture, a second aperture defined in the second end of the limiting member so as to receive the first engaging member so that a tool extends through the recess between the body and the limiting member and is limited by the limiting member. The tool can only be taken away from the body by cutting the second engaging member extending through the first aperture in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Hand Tool Design Corporation
    Inventor: David Ling
  • Patent number: 6059098
    Abstract: A jewelry case includes a case including a bottom wall, a top wall, and a peripheral structure connected between the bottom and top walls to define at least one compartment therebetween, the peripheral structure including opposite side walls hinged to opposite edges of the bottom wall, and opposite end walls hinged to remaining opposite edges of the bottom wall, with the top wall hinged to an upper edge of one side wall; first ring posts arranged in a plurality of rows mounted to an underside of the top wall and extending toward the bottom wall, with a spacing between first ring posts in each row being at least equal to a width of one first ring post, and first ring posts of each row being offset from first ring posts of adjacent rows; second ring posts arranged in a plurality of rows mounted to an upper surface of the bottom wall and extending toward the top wall, with a spacing between second ring posts in each row being at least equal to a width of one second ring post, second ring posts of each row being
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Ovadia Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Ovadia, Tomasz Zawadzki
  • Patent number: 6047815
    Abstract: A package for sutures having a winding channel. The package has a base member and a cover member that is mounted to the base member. A plurality of cantilieverd doors cover the winding channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Cerwin, Martin Sobel, Clifford A. Dey, Joseph Stanley Siernos, Marvin Alpern, Konstantin Ivanov
  • Patent number: 5931299
    Abstract: A tool holder having a handle at one end of a flat base thereof for carrying by hand or hanging on the wall, parallel ribs of different lengths raised from the flat base and defining a plurality of tool receiving grooves, a plurality of retainer blocks respectively raised from the flat base adjacent to one end of each tool receiving groove and a plurality of springy retainer rods suspended in respective side notches at the ribs at two opposite sides of each tool receiving groove remote from the retainer blocks for holding down storage tools in the tool receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 5808863
    Abstract: A computer system, or other electronic device, having two parts that are easily attached and quickly detached. One of the parts has a plurality of stakes projecting from one surface thereof, and the other part has a plurality of through openings for receiving the stakes, and a plurality of slots extending adjacent the stakes. The stakes are formed over the other part adjacent the openings to attach the second part to the first part, and a blade can be inserted in the slots to force the second part away from the first part and break the stakes to quickly detach the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Dell U.S.A., L.P.
    Inventors: Tim Radloff, Erica Scholder