Plural Patents (Class 206/526)
  • Patent number: 5293999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispenser for padded tape handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Leslie E. Linngren
  • Patent number: 5291990
    Abstract: A packaging and display system includes a plurality of items having a substantially similar shape and size but differing product identifying indicia being provided on respective display surfaces of the items. The items are connected together in a chain by hinges mounted in alternating fashion along the chain between front and back surfaces of the items. A releasable attachment means is provided on each of the items so that when the items are folded together to form a compact bundle, the bundle is retained until pulled apart. When the items are unfolded, the items can assume a chain-like configuration in either a zig-zag pattern or a straight line pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventor: Daniel A. Sejzer
  • Patent number: 5263889
    Abstract: An improved pinata which is reusable and comprises a generally cylindrical housing having a plurality of compartments formed therein to releasably retain a quantity of candy and having trap door means individually actuable to release the contents of a respective one of said compartments, together with a plurality of resilient latches disposed about the exterior of said housing and individually actuable to selectably release a gift retained by the respective latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Vincent J. Ledonne
  • Patent number: 5238108
    Abstract: A dart case comprising a base member, a hinged cover member, and a latch. Both of the base and cover have recesses formed in their facing inner surfaces. Some of the recesses are used to hold dart accessories and a sharpening stone. Selected pairs of base and cover recesses are sized and located to be substantially coterminous so as to define flight compartments. Each flight compartment includes flight support members projecting toward one another from the cover and the base which support and protect the dart flights. The flight support members include inclined orthogonal surfaces so that the cover member may be pivoted and closed upon the base member without damaging the flights. Further features include a rotatable sector attached to the cover in order to hold accessories in the cover member when the cover is open. Lastly, the exterior of the case cover includes dart support pockets holding the darts accessible for display and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: Gavco International, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Velezis, Anthony F. Velezis
  • Patent number: 5236088
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant retrieval kit which, when assembled, provides a shipping and handling container for explanted orthopedic devices which will protect individuals handling the container from the material in the container, and which will meet the appropriate regulations for shipping of potentially biohazardous material. The kit includes at least three plastic bags, at least two containers, a box, at least one foam insert, instructions and labels. The method involves assembling the kit components into a container for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew Richards, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell A. Dhority, Denice C. Pian, Paul J. Wisnewski
  • Patent number: 5199572
    Abstract: A balloon storage system which is disclosed wherein comprises at least one cylinder-like or bag-like storage for storing balloons packed therein, which is formed by locking meshes at any places of a pet having meshes of a diameter smaller than the diameter of the balloon, so that the balloons packed in the storage can be released off to the outside by releasing the locking of the openable locations of the locked portions of the net to open the storage. In this balloon storage system, the openable locations of the net is releasably locked by chain-binding with a knot smaller in diameter than the diameter of the balloon by means of a locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Inventor: Seietsu Abe
  • Patent number: 5196237
    Abstract: A process for making a crayon that permanently colors fabric. The process includes combining Carnauba wax, a mixture containing triglycerides, stearic acid, and a coloring agent to form a crayon. The crayon of the present invention forms a bright, permanent mark when contacted with a fabric. The present invention further includes a method for adhering the crayon material to the fabric and permanently fixing the crayon material onto the fabric. The present invention additionally includes a kit that includes a plurality of the crayons of the present invention and an article made of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Inventor: Brian W. May
  • Patent number: 5190151
    Abstract: A storage and carrying container (10) for children's possessions having at least a body portion (14), a handle portion (16) and internally disposed barrier elements (17), (18), (19), (20) serving to reduce the effective diameter of the body portion thereby preventing a child from substantially inserting his or her head into the internal storage area thus preventing the child from utilizing the container as a hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Binney & Smith Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Dietterich
  • Patent number: 5044495
    Abstract: The multiple component pressurized package of the present invention in general includes two components:a polymeric inner package component; anda sleeve disposed tightly around the polymeric inner package component.The polymeric inner package component includes at least one sealed compartment for containing therein the package. The compartment is maintained under a pressure which is substantially above that of atmospheric pressure, such as may be useful for example in packaging articles which themselves must be maintained under pressure. The sleeve is positioned in snug circumferential disposition about at least a substantial portion of the inner package component. The sleeve may preferably be made of a polymeric material. Such sleeve compressively contains the inner package component while the inner package component is maintained under pressure. Upon the release of pressure from the polymeric inner package component, the sleeve may then be slideably removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Redex Packaging Corp.
    Inventor: Ihor Wyslotsky
  • Patent number: 5042657
    Abstract: Container for Venetian blind including a tube of corrugated board of triangular cross-section and a reinforcing element of angular configuration made of chip board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Multi-Wall Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5022527
    Abstract: A container for holding books during transport and treatment with a liquid including a means which can be moved between a pressing position to hold the books securely during transport and a relaxed position in which the books are free to separate to facilitate penetration of the treatment liquid and the escape of moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Robert O. Braeutigam
  • Patent number: 5016755
    Abstract: Trapezoidal sections are simultaneously heat sealed and cut from a long strip of sheet plastic folded over double or in tubular form. Cutting one long corner and inserting air opens the interior volume of the trapezoid. Crimping the long ends horizontally, with the trapezoidal plane held vertically, and heat sealing one bottom end forms a tent-shaped paint bag. The paint bags are placed in a molded tote tray and gang filled through the cut ends and a number of the cut ends heat sealed simultaneously by a bar sealer. The molded tote tray is also used to transport and display the paint bags. Each paint bag fits into a paint applicator having a tent-shaped receiving space directly contacting a paint pad with multiple holes. The paint bag is punctured and squeezed to supply paint continuously to the pad through the holes. A tubular sheet of plastic creates disposable paint bags filled through one of the bottom ends before sealing. Folded over plastic sheets create open-topped refillable paint bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Dae S. Kim
  • Patent number: 5004104
    Abstract: A package which accommodates a plurality of parallelepiped cartons includes a sleeve having a top wall panel and a bottom wall panel interconnected by spaced side wall panels thereby forming a tubular structure in which the parallelepiped cartons are accommodated. The tubular structure includes end wall panels which at least partially close the ends of the tubular structure. Corners of the sleeve each formed in part by a side wall panel and an adjacent end wall panel extend substantially the full height of the packaged cartons adjacent to such corners are each formed with a recess. The recesses of one sleeve are sized and positioned to receive said upper and lower corner portions of a like adjacent sleeve so that the adjacent sleeves can be nested when in flat form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Alain Saulas
  • Patent number: 4979615
    Abstract: A container for holding and transporting integrated circuit devices has an integral closing element. The integral closing element is cut out from one of the walls of the container and, in its rest position, remains substantially within the cutout. In an engaged position the integral closing element is pushed into a cavity of the container to block passage of the integrated circuit devices. In the engaged position the integral closing element can either be engaged in an opening made in an opposite side of the container or else can be lodged against a shoulder formed as part of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: William V. Duncan
  • Patent number: 4961500
    Abstract: A tray adapted to dispense medical treatments and to allow safe transportation and handling of syringes. This medical dispenser tray is characterized by being an improvement over a patented tray providing pairs of holes to safely handle syringes. The present improvement includes an inner tray having elongated recesses each with a hole to allow safe and unmixed transportation of syringes and having indents spaced along its peripheral edge in alignment with the pairs of holes respectively to allow unhampered use of the pairs of aligned holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Inventor: Maurice Coulombe
  • Patent number: 4938345
    Abstract: A combination device including a magazine means for holding a plurality of cleaning articles and a drainage device vertically disposed and spaced from said magazine and functionally connected therewith. The magazine includes a receptacle with a bottom opening for manually removing at least one cleaning article and an elongated front opening for laterally removing any one or more of a diversity of cleaning articles as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventor: Darlene W. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4938358
    Abstract: For storing frame-like objects during shipment, which comprises a box having a normally vertical wall portion and a normally horizontal base together defining an inner space, the box having an opening into the inner space; upper and lower pairs of elongated brackets projecting from the vertical wall portion into the inner space for supporting a plurality of frame-like objects suspended therefrom, the pairs of brackets each having proximal ends at the vetical wall portion and distal free ends, the pair of lower brackets being lower with respect to the base than and spaced inwardly of the pair of upper brackets, the upper and lower pairs of brackets being accessible through the opening, whereby the frame-like objects can be loaded onto and unloaded from the upper and lower brackets via the opening; and a movable cover for closing the opening of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Pantasote, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Johansen
  • Patent number: 4927318
    Abstract: The output of a high speed press or bindery is formed into stacks which are then combined into four stack "cubes". The cubes are handled as units and formed into tiers which can be loaded onto pallets. A pickup head for manipulating the cubes is carried by a transport device such as a gantry or robot arm. It has a top plate which is connected to the transport device. The top plate carries horizontal guide members from which depend four side panels. The side panels may be retracted to grasp the sides of the cube or extended to release the cube. Fingers mounted along the bottom edges of the side panels are designed to extend between the bottom sheets of the cube and the surface on which it sits. They can be locked into this position, permitting the cube to be lifted and transported by the pickup head. Also disclosed is a gantry-type transport device with a telescoping extender to which the pickup head is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Galpin Research, Limited Partnership
    Inventors: William Hayden, Mark W. Hayden, Richard S. White
  • Patent number: 4911291
    Abstract: A packaging set for solid articles including a container for accommodating the solid articles therein, and a film cover made of breakable thin film fixedly secured on the opening edge of the container so as to hermetically seal the opening of the container, and a casing including a case having a mouth corresponding to and slightly smaller than that of the opening of the container, and lid lid detachably set onto the case so as to be able to move to close or open the mouth of the case. Side edges of the mouth of the case are applied to press onto the film of the cover of the receptacle to break the film at portions corresponding to at least three sides of the opening of the container. All the solid articles in the container are thus able to transfer into the case at one time, leaving the broken film behind with the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Iwata, Nobuo Nishio, Takuo Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 4903840
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing adhesively-securable, fingernail coatings and an adhesively-securable fingernail covering product, too. The nail polish-like material is provided in semi-solid form on a sheet of adhesive-backed peel-off paper, which, when removed, exposes the adhesive of the fingernail coatings. The fingernail coatings are, after removal from a substantially air-tight package, cut into individual sections, located on the fingernails and pressed onto the fingernails to secure them there, temporarily, i.e., until they are desirably removed. The edges can then be cut to the length and width, as well as the curvature of the nail on which they are placed. The semi-solid nail enamel product is originally sealed in an air tight envelope to ensure that the coatings do not fully dry out during shipping and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Hwo Young Park
    Inventor: Dae S. So
  • Patent number: 4900500
    Abstract: A method for containing potentially infectious devices. The potentially infectious devices are deposited in a container to which is added an oligomer or monomer-containing composition to at least partially envelope the potentially infectious devices. The oligomer or monomer-containing composition is caused to harden through polymerization or cross-linking of the oligomer or monomer to immobilize the devices, and to act as a sterilizing or disinfectant agent due in large part to the exothermic nature of the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Isolyser Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Travis W. Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 4887715
    Abstract: A surgical gauze sponge manager to receive a predetermined number of discarded surgical gauze sponges and to contain the bodily fluids absorbed therein, comprising a finite number of dimensionally controlled pockets to receive an equivalent number of discarded surgical gauze sponges, which pockets are in fluid communication with bodily fluid reservoirs, and which are foldable within an interconnected containment pocket, the pockets being constructed from a semi-transparent material that can be sterilized, and that retains at least semi-transparency when no more than two layers are overlayed, but becomes substantially opaque when at least four layers are overlayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Ehob, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Steven P. Langley, Michael L. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 4887719
    Abstract: A material positioning and securing apparatus and process is disclosed that is particularly useful in association with a device for spirally wrapping palletized units at a wrapping station with a stretchable netting material to form a secure package. A disposable elongated material engaging member, formed from reasonably stiff and yet deformable material, is placed adjacent one side of units on a pallet at the wrapping station with the material engaging member having protruding portions oriented to extend in a direction away from the surface of the units for engagement with the netting material as the netting material is wrapped around the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Goldco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton W. Kapke
  • Patent number: 4852743
    Abstract: A pair of rigid frames having central openings are each covered with a pliable and stretchable material which is forced in intimate contact with a fragile article to be handled. Central openings allow passage of the fragile article which is suspended between the two pliable materials, Stretchable material and friction limits the handling shock loads which may be transmitted to the fragile article in one direction, and cushions loads in other directions. Frames can be positioned within an enclosure package so that motion of the fragile article during handling can be tolerated. A single pair of pliable covered frames can serve as packing for a wide variety of solid materials, including multiple items, with no further protection required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: Louis H. Ridgeway
  • Patent number: 4840271
    Abstract: A package containing skin-packed perishable goods including a base, goods on the base, a flexible plastic web over the goods and the base to, at least partially, skin pack the goods, and a lid for the base. A gas to permeate the web and enhance preservation of the goods is contained in the space between the lid and the skin packed goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Garwood, Ltd.
    Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
  • Patent number: 4838420
    Abstract: A packaging system for one or more cassette tape recordings, providing for an improved and simplified point of sale display, shipment and storage, with clear identification of the contents exposed at all times. The system further comprising a printed external paperboard sleeve, dimensioned to force-fit receive one or more boxes each containing a cassette recording and a cushion insert. A transparent plastic shrink-wrap covering surrounds, protects and encloses the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Bonneville International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Collett, Peggy J. Rankin
  • Patent number: 4830185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel cardboard container for packaging and securely holding a multi-piece place setting of dinnerware in such a manner so as to effectively reduce the amount of cardboard required for the container. The novel design of the container also permits the filled containers to be stacked in a nested, interfitted relationship, thus greatly increasing the number of sets of place settings of dinnerware which can be stored in a given area. The container is dimensioned such that each of the dinnerware items contained within the carton essentially contact the inner portions of the side, top and bottom walls of the carton to further securely hold the items of dinnerware within the carton and substantially eliminate any possibility of breakage of the dinnerware items contained within the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Johann Haviland China
    Inventor: Peter Colletti
  • Patent number: 4816307
    Abstract: A kit and method for its use for containing potentially infectious devices. The potentially infectious devices are deposited in a container to which is added a cyanoacrylate ester monomer-containing composition to at least partially envelope the potentially infectious devices. The cyanoacrylate ester monomer-containing composition is caused to harden through polymerization of the cyanoacrylate ester monomer to immobilize the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventor: Travis W. Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 4785953
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method for orienting a reagent container in a rack so that the label on the container always points towards the user is provided. The container has an external surface at least a portion of which has an asymmetric perimeter which has mirror symmetry about at most one axis, said perimeter lying in a plane substantially parallel to the base of the container. The rack has an aperture having essentially the same asymmetric perimeter as the container and a size which permits the container to be received in the aperture in only one orientation. In certain preferred embodiments, the asymmetric perimeter is D-shaped, the container has a cavity with inwardly sloping sides and the container includes an integral sight glass by which its contents can be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp.
    Inventors: John F. Buchholz, Robert S. Potts, Henry J. Rahn
  • Patent number: 4775422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device of cleaning a soldering iron having melted solder attached thereto in which the method includes sticking the soldering iron into irregularly entangled strip elements which may be continuous, heatproof and elastic, and axially reciprocating the soldering iron in the entangled strip elements to scrape the melted solder off the soldering iron by means of the edges of the strip elements, whereby the scraped-off melted solder drops from the soldering iron as these are cooled and hardened by the strip elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Asahi Chemical Research Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kabe
  • Patent number: 4763791
    Abstract: A dental impression kit to assist the dentist or a dental technician in the making of dental impressions preparatory to the formation of a mold and the manufacture of a crown or full or partial dentures. The kit contains a compact and orderly arranged array of items necessary or desirable in formation of dental impression. Such items include a selection of upper and lower dental impression trays, dental impression material base and catalyst, adhesive, polish, instructions and a mixing pad. From the kit, the dentist is able to select the appropriate type and size of impression tray, mix the impression base and material on a mixing pad, prepare the tray with the adhesive and then fill it with the impression material and take the dental impression, all the while having instructions at hand if necessary. The finished dentures can be polished using the polish kit. Secondary inventory control cases complement the primary case by making inventory available as items from the primary case are depleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Excel Dental Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: George E. Halverson, Gerald A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4733460
    Abstract: An applicator device constitutes a magazine for the articles to be applied using the device. It comprises an elongate body adapted to hold and guide the articles. A longitudinal hollow space inside the body open at each end is adapted to receive the articles. There is a hood member at the open end of the body through which the articles leave the body. The device may be used for applying cable markers to a cable or electrical conductor, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Legrand
    Inventors: Jean C. Auger, Jean P. Barrtuso, Marc Gosse
  • Patent number: 4693441
    Abstract: A point of purchase flexible pad holder and display includes a stiff plastic sheet having an upper clear section which may snap into a price channel, be hung on a peg, snapped onto a horizontal wire, locked into the top of the exposed corrugations of cut packing boxes, cases, or the like, and which may be used in toto or in part to position and secure tear-off pads or displays to essentially any surface. The sheet is formed with two symmetrical holes having intersecting slits and fold lines which enable improved versatility and stability in application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Inventor: Gerald A. Conway
  • Patent number: 4691368
    Abstract: A flexible package that conforms closely to and fully encloses one or more objects with square or rectangular sides is formed of a flexible, light weight, and preferably heat sealable material such as a thermoplastic. In the preferred embodiments, the packaging is manufactured from tubular or parallel sheets of flexible thermoplastic material laid flat to form two layers, which are than folded into a U-shape with the band at the bottom and the side seams heat sealed to form an open topped, double walled package. The package specifications are determined from the dimensions and quantity of the objects to be packaged. Prior to sealing the sides of the package, the bottom portion of the material is tucked up between the sides to a distance equal to one-half the depth of the finished container so that when the objects are placed in the container, the bottom corners spread to form right angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: Ocor Products Corporation
    Inventor: Claude Roessiger
  • Patent number: 4664254
    Abstract: The invention comprises a shipping container with a flexibly mounted adjustable, removable suspension system for transporting works of art of various dimensions. The container includes two identical composite wall sections, each section having a flanged mating surface to form a seal when the container is closed. Each of the wall sections is a composite structure having an inner and an outer skin with an insulation layer in between. Each composite wall section is flexibly mounted to an outer flange to further cushion the assembled shipping container for mechanical shocks. Longitudinal and latitudinal stiffeners are attached on each end to the second flange and span the outer surface of the container. The adjustable, removable suspension system within the container includes a support frame resiliently mounted in each composite wall section. A support strap system in combination with abutment angles support the framed work of art and fix its position relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventors: Christine L. Sitwell, Keith Wrightson, Richard C. Sparks
  • Patent number: 4650076
    Abstract: The improved container, obtained from a sheet of synthetic thermoplastic material, which is particularly suitable for eggs, is made in two portions (10,12) which are held together by rib (13) and can be folded down so that one closes on the other by means of pressure fastenings (14,22). It is provided with damper-ribs (25) which protect the eggs from breakage due to accidental impacts against the sides of the walls of the recesses (11) in which the eggs are placed and when portion (12) thereof is constructed as a lid without recesses it has ribs (34,35,36) in a particular location on the lid which confer satisfactory rigidity which is perceptible when the container is being closed or when it lies at the base of a stack of containers, for example on a display shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: I.S.A.P. SpA. (Industrie Specializzate Articoli Plastici)
    Inventor: Pietro Padovani
  • Patent number: 4650075
    Abstract: In a box for packaging of filter bags for infusion products at their exit from a machine producing them obtained from a punched blank of cardboard in which with the aid of folding lines walls are defined for the bottom, cover and sides, the lateral walls of the box being provided with edges for connection and partial lengthwise covering of two opposite sides of the box, this box being further provided with one or more elements with partitioning walls such as to define at least two areas for the filter bags within the box for their containment one after the other in a corresponding number of rows parallel to each other, an element made of cardboard is also provided extending at least from the area or the interior surface of the bottom wall of the box until it comes to correspond to the cover wall, passing across a lateral wall and having at least one slit suited to engage a corresponding partition element in such a way that the mentioned cardboard element exercises an action of pressure on the rows of filter b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: IMA-Industrie Macchine Automatiche SpA
    Inventor: Alessandro Grazia
  • Patent number: 4645079
    Abstract: A shipping and storing support having recesses so constructed and arranged to ship and store selectively a plurality of articles having varying dimensions, the recesses having a plurality of internal contours for selectively receiving the articles to be retained therein by a frictional fit and wherein the plurality of internal contours of the recesses have substantially the same contour as a portion of the plurality of different sized articles adapted to be received frictionally in said recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics,Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. B. Hill
  • Patent number: 4643307
    Abstract: A packing arrangement for bodies having circular cross-sections of unequal radii is disclosed. The radii of the bodies are proportional to one, two and three. Each body of one radius is adjacent to at least one body of each of the other radii. These bodies either are tangent to each other or at least two lines joining the centers of adjacent bodies will be at right angles to each other. The bodies may be cylindrical or spherical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Don Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 4635795
    Abstract: A shipping and display container featuring substantially open sidewall panels is described as including a body portion and a top panel attached to the body portion. The body portion further includes a bottom panel, front and rear sidewall panels attached to opposite front and rear edges of the bottom panel, right and left sidewall panels attached to opposite right and left edges of the bottom panel, and four reinforcing corner pillars. The front, rear, right and left sidewall panels have substantially open cutout portions from therein to provide see-through windows in the resulting container. The top panel is designed to be easily removeable from the container. This improved container unitarily provides adequate strength and protection for contained products while providing for convenient and substantial display characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jos DeFlander, Dirk Verdoodt
  • Patent number: 4624365
    Abstract: Flat open ended plastic bags having at transverse piercing adjacent their open ends to provide a tear strip. The bags are stacked with their open ends in alignment and then the stack folded end for end so that the closed ends of the bags are slightly short of the transverse tear strips. The folded bag assembly is then folded transversely and the twice folded assembly introduced, tear strips first, in the open end of a package which may be another plastic bag. The enclosing plastic bag and the tear strips therein are then secured together by a transverse welding. The open end of the enclosing bag may then closed. Preferably the enclosing bag also has transverse piercing adjacent its open end to provide another tear strip. Thus when the closed end of the bag is torn off by its tear strip, the bags in the package may be removed, one by one, by tearing them from their strips without disturbing the remaining bags in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Plasticos Polyfilm S/A
    Inventor: Flavio Derdyk
  • Patent number: 4603780
    Abstract: A carton for packaging fragile containers is provided. The carton includes an energy absorbing insert member, two rigid plates, and packaging. Fragile containers are located on each side of the energy absorbing insert member and the rigid plates compress the containers against the energy absorbing insert member. The packaging surrounds the energy absorbing insert, containers, and rigid plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Assignee: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph K. Duffy, Mark L. Thoene, Cathy M. Combs
  • Patent number: 4595389
    Abstract: A stack of detachably-connected, individually carryable bags of a plastic material, preferably plastic foil. Each bag has a front wall, a rear wall and an upper bag opening. The bag walls of each bag are provided with centrally positioned punch-out pieces positioned opposite each other adjacent the upper bag opening. The punch-out pieces may be removed by hand to form handle grips. The punch-out pieces of each of the bags in the ones of the bag walls that are on one and the same side of all of the bags in the stack are removed. Uniting the individual bags into a single stack without additional structural members is possible, when the punch-out pieces remaining in the stack and constructed as oblong perforations are interlocked with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Lemo M. Lehmacher & Sohn GmbH Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Hans Lehmacher
  • Patent number: 4589550
    Abstract: A bundle of welding electrodes or rods are confined within a substantially rigid cylindrical tube of extruded plastics material, and each end portion of the tube receives a cylindrical cup-shaped body of an end closure member molded of a more resilient plastics material. The body of each closure member is slightly larger than the inner diameter of the tube and is press-fitted into the tube to form an air-resistant seal with the tube. Either closure member may be removed by pulling the body from the tube or by impacting the body with the welding rods within the tube, and each closure member is reusable and resealable with the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Inventor: Daniel J. Stager
  • Patent number: 4588078
    Abstract: A package for food products comprises a first container and a second container, which are filled respectively with a solid or solidifiable food product and a food product which can be used as a garnishing for the solid or solidifiable product.The first container is generally dish-shaped and has a rim with at least one straight side, and a straight edge located adjacent the bottom of the container and parallel to the straight side of the rim. The straight side and edge together define a flat side face of the first container.The second container is generally flat and has dimensions such as to allow it to be applied against the flat side face of the first container. The second container is at least partly compressible in order to expel the garnishing product contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Ferrero S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pietro Ferrero
  • Patent number: 4572365
    Abstract: A probe cover holding and dispensing arrangement for an electronic thermometer includes a chamber in the thermometer housing to receive a carton containing the probe covers. A tear-away flap on the carton exposes some of the covers. An aperture in the chamber, closable by a sliding cover, provides access to the exposed covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Chesebrough-Pond's Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Bruno, Robert G. Johns, Stuart Kipperman, Geoffrey R. Mayer, Donald E. Protzmann, Robert F. Uhl
  • Patent number: 4562925
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag structure comprising a front and rear bag wall, a bottom and an open mouth top portion, said open mouth portion being characterized by having two pairs of single film handle loops each of which are located at opposite ends of said open mouth portion, the handles of each pair being side-by-side and each handle is an integral single film loop extension of said front and rear bag walls. The bag structures can be unitized by providing a detachable tab at the bag mouth opening and unitizing the bag structures through this tab. The method of forming said bags involves providing an end sealed collapsed thermoplastic film tube and removing plastic to form a bag mouth opening and handles at one end thereof. The resulting bag is an ungussetted bag which can be unitized into a pack by providing a detachable, unitizing tab at the bag mouth opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy W. Pistner
  • Patent number: 4560068
    Abstract: A pad of plastic bags comprising a plurality of bag units stacked upon one another, each unit comprising two open-mouthed pockets separated by a selvage portion between the open mouths, the open mouth of one pocket being in the reverse plane from the open mouth of the other pocket whereby when the unit is folded over on the selvage portion the open mouths of both pockets face in the same direction, and transverse score lines in the selvage portion adjacent each open mouth to permit tearing away of each pocket in the unit from the selvage portion, the selvage portions of all the units being connected to form a base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Inventor: Hercules Membrino
  • Patent number: 4560067
    Abstract: A bag pack and individual bags characterized by having handles which are integral extensions of the front and rear of said bag. The bags have a mouth which includes stress relief curves on both sides of an upperly extending tab. The tab includes at least one orifice adapted to securely surround a suspension means. Below or below and above and closely adjacent to said orifice is bonding means fastening all of said bag structures together and simultaneously contributing rigidity to said orifice. Below said bonding means an above the points of maximum amplitude of said stress relief curves is a line of preweakening in said tab to accommodate tear-off of individual bag structures from said pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: George J. Reimann
  • Patent number: 4558784
    Abstract: A sheet metal tray for retaining corrugated fin strips for heat exchangers has a plurality of upright partitions spaced laterally apart to accommodate the corrugated strips. The tray has an open end wherein the bottom wall of the tray projects beyond the adjacent ends of the partitions and is formed with a plurality of inwardly extending notches adapted to interengage with spaced heat exchanger coolant tubes supported on an assembly fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Inventor: Bernard J. Wallis