Finger Opening Patents (Class 206/815)
  • Patent number: 10542800
    Abstract: A collectable object with a sealed cavity that contains a private key that grants the user access to cryptocurrency saved to an account when the cavity of the sealed object is visibly broken into in order to gain access to the cavity. The object may also have: a record of the date on which the cryptocurrency was deposited in the account; a record of the amount of cryptocurrency in the account; a record of the amount of cryptocurrency in the account in relation to one or more currencies on the date the cryptocurrency was deposited in the account; instructions for use of the private and/or public key and account; and a public key which allows the user to view the amount of cryptocurrency deposited in the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Avrey Gross
  • Patent number: 10011386
    Abstract: Embodiments of a reusable stackable shipping box are provided herein. The reusable stackable shipping box may be reused and cleaned without causing harm to the integrity of the box. In addition, the box is slightly tapered in shape such that the box may be stacked upon and within other boxes for ease in shipping and organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventor: Jim E. Lee
  • Patent number: 9896266
    Abstract: A subpanel for a bag stand includes: a first side panel and a second side panel, each of the first side panel and the second side panel including a top end, a bottom end, two side ends, an inner surface, an outer surface, and a thickness defined from the inner surface to the outer surface. The first side panel additionally includes a connection finger, the connection finger connected to a first side end of the two side ends of the first side panel, the connection finger including a clearance portion and a clasp portion. The second side panel is at least indirectly connected to the first side panel and defines a connection recess in a first side end of the two side ends of the second side panel distal from the first side panel, the connection recess including a clearance portion and a lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: John Richard Muse
  • Patent number: 9878818
    Abstract: A tamper resistant box includes: a front panel; a side panel attached to the front panel at a first fold line; a back panel attached to the side panel at a second fold line; a side top flap attached to the side panel at a third fold line; and a front top flap attached to the front panel at a fourth fold line. In some examples, the side top flap can define a tapered slot extending towards the third fold line from an edge of the side top flap at a location distal from the third fold line, and a widest portion of the tapered slot can define a tapered slot width. In further examples, the front top flap can define a top slot having a top slot width that is less than the tapered slot width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Iron Mountain Incorporated
    Inventors: Rene Grajales, Fred Dowd, Sandy Freeman
  • Patent number: 9699952
    Abstract: To provide an accelerated aging seed testing kit system, a single sheet of plastic or other suitable formable sheet material is pressed into the shape of a compartment base having recesses for mounting a seed holder. A seed holder that includes a seed support and a seed support holder is formed. The seed support holder is formed of a single sheet of plastic having radially extending tabs that fit into the recesses of the container to support the seed support above the bottom of the test kit. A bypass channel for addition of an aqueous solution used in the prescribed test condition is provided in the seed holder. A lid is formed out of one piece of plastic having a bendable tab to serve as a port and the openings and connecting points of the lid and seed holder are positioned so they can only fit together in one orientation having the port above the bypass channel. The saturated cold germination test kit includes a compartment base, a lid and a holder for an oxygen scavenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kamterter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Petersen, John Alvin Eastin, Timothy Raymond Meyer
  • Patent number: 9521802
    Abstract: The seed test kit includes a compartment base, a lid and a holder for an oxygen scavenger. The base includes a liquid gas exchange control trough around its perimeter. It is sized to house a high moisture holding seed planting surface pack at the bottom so seeds can be placed on top of the surface to imbibe and initiate pre-germination mechanisms. The lid has an edge that fits into a trough that houses a gas barrier liquid in the base to form an airtight seal and has an attachable compartment for an oxygen scavenger so the kit may be placed together in an airtight configuration with the oxygen scavenger inside to provide an anaerobic atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Kamterter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Petersen, John Alvin Eastin, Timothy Raymond Meyer
  • Patent number: 8911773
    Abstract: A peelable pouch comprises a substantially flat enclosure formed by first and second opposing flexible plies. A seat extends along at least a portion of a perimeter of the opposing plies. A flat, flexible transdermal patch is disposed in the enclosure and includes a bioactive agent dissolved in a layer of adhesive. A release liner is removably attached over the layer of adhesive, with the patch and the release liner together being sufficiently resilient so as to generate a spring force when displaced out of the flat configuration. The first and the second plies each being separable along the seal and displaceable out of the flat configuration. The spring force generated by the patch and the release liner being sufficient to overcome an adhesive force created by the adhesive between the patch and one of the plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Watson Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Kimball
  • Patent number: 8746456
    Abstract: A food and/or beverage tray includes a tray body portion having an upper surface and a lower surface, a first portion of the lower surface of the tray body portion configured to rest on the forearm of the user, a second portion of the lower surface of the tray body portion configured to rest on the hand of the user; a notch provided in a first end of the tray body portion, the notch configured to receive a cross-sectional portion of an arm of the user near the elbow; and at least one finger aperture disposed through the tray body portion, the at least one finger aperture configured to accommodate a finger of the hand of the user, the at least one finger aperture being located proximate to a second end of the tray body portion that is disposed generally opposite to the first end of the tray body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Joseph Bradley
  • Patent number: 8662302
    Abstract: A consumer package is disclosed that can be opened with one hand. The packaging can have a finger or thumb loop attached to a panel that allows a user to use a finger of the same hand holding the package to open the package. The finger or thumb loop can be designed to have strength and structural integrity to open the package rather than just to hold the package. The package can have a finger or thumb grip portion attached to the panel to open the package. The package can have a finger or thumb hold attached to the panel to open the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jan R. Lau
  • Patent number: 8596491
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Coupling elements that couple the cup lid to the cup, or that couple containers to the lid cavity may be non-permanent, semi-permanent or permanent. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 8529974
    Abstract: A collapsible container includes an outer cup, an inner cup located inside the outer cup, and a seal covering the container. The inner cup includes a base and a plurality of concentric sections that are configured to collapse toward an opening in the container, when a force is exerted toward the opening on the base. The plurality of concentric sections may include three concentric sections: a base section, a middle section, and a top section, wherein the base section perimeter is smaller than the middle section perimeter, and the middle section perimeter is smaller than the top section perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: PepsiCo., Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Ortiz, Jason Billig, Stuart Leslie
  • Patent number: 8469195
    Abstract: A tray and storage containers combination includes a tray having a bottom, side walls and an open top configured to receive a lid. A plurality of containers are configured to be arranged within the tray, each of which having a top wall and a bottom wall, two side walls and a back wall, each of the plurality of the containers having an openable lid. The containers are positioned in the tray to rest on their respective bottom walls so that the lids of the plurality of the containers face a side wall of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Mary Elizabeth Ward Gosselink, Paul Hornikx
  • Patent number: 8353086
    Abstract: A small pouch for holding/storing jewelry. This pouch is made of a flexible rubber material with a small, linear slit in the top of the device. The pouch is created in order to hold or store different articles of jewelry. The purpose of the linear slit is to allow the jewelry to enter/exit the device. Attached to this, is a small metal clip. The metal clip allows the device to be secured to different articles of clothing. The metal clip contains a small metal bead which can bounce around within the clip, thereby causing a rattling sound. The purpose of this is to alert the user of the device's presence, therefore reminding them of the jewelry that has been stored within the rubber pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Meredith Evin Pike
  • Patent number: 8245841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a smoking article packet with an inner packet part for accommodating the smoking articles and an outer packet part for accommodating the inner packet part. The outer packet part has one substantially open face through which the inner packet part can be pushed out of the packet part with a slide aperture in the outer packet part. It also relates to a smoking article packet in which the inner packet part has a lid attached to it, or articulated, and a lid opening tab is provided in the region of the articulation line. The lid opening tab has a cut-out in which a co-operating piece on the outer packet part is able to engage, causing the lid to open as the inner packet part is being pushed out of the outer packet part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
    Inventor: Erdinc Agirbas
  • Patent number: 8201689
    Abstract: A package is described having two blanks of a sheet material joined along edges to form one or more enclosed compartments to retain a urinary catheter. The joined edges provide at least one peeling zone permitting separation of two foil walls. A gripping means is provided to allow a firm grip relative to the peeling zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Viggo Aaberg Kaern
  • Patent number: 8051979
    Abstract: A package for containing an oral sensorial product includes a packet having a shaped front sheet having a raised inner portion and a resealable back sheet. The raised inner portion has at least one recess adapted to receive a product. The resealable back sheet peels away from the shaped front sheet without damaging either the shaped front sheet or the back sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Barry S. Smith, Xuan M. Pham, Cary Longest, Carl G. Miller, James D. Evans
  • Patent number: 7753256
    Abstract: A bank assembly comprising a bank storage unit, a bank holder and a closed bottom portion is provided. The bank storage unit defines a cavity therein for storing money. The bank holder is capable of being mounted to a vertical surface. The closed bottom portion is coupled to the bank holder and extends away from the bank holder. The closed bottom portion and the bank holder coact with each other to support the bank storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Bankabank, LLC
    Inventor: David V. Sultana
  • Patent number: 7749452
    Abstract: A test tube or laboratory/reaction tube (11) has a sample receptacle (12) having an opening (13) and an integrally joined cap (15) that can be set down on the opening by bending over at least one strip (17) connecting the cap to the receptacle. A tab (19) is provided on the cap projecting laterally from the side of the cap in the direction of the at least one connecting strip so as to overlap a bent portion of the at least one connecting strip after bending and setting the cap down on the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: GEMU GmbH
    Inventors: William Brem, Lars Rominger
  • Patent number: 7628278
    Abstract: A packaging arrangement for preformed artificial nails and/or nail tips that includes a display that presents the profile contour of at least one nail, wherein the display includes a card having a front wall and at least one side wall, the front wall including at least one opening therethrough that supports said nail in profile contour. Embodiments of the display include a U-shaped cross-section, a second wall disposed substantially parallel to the front wall and having a mating opening for supporting the nail, indicia on the front wall, and two nested U-shaped cross-section structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Pacific World Corporation
    Inventor: Jeanine Coppola
  • Patent number: 7520417
    Abstract: A food container in combination with a condiment container having a lip, a lower lip edge and a top edge. The food container includes at least one wall. A bottom connected to the wall defines a containment space. A slit formation is formed in the wall, the slit formation has a lower slit and an upper slit substantially parallel to the lower slit. The slits define a loop that is displaceable into the containment space for supporting the condiment container by urging the condiment container against the wall. The lower slit defines a wall lower ledge disposed for supporting the lower lip edge of the condiment container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventors: Markku Biedermann, Andres Kozhaya, Xavier Velez, Krystle Kimmons, Thomas Kuhn, Jaime Buitrago
  • Patent number: 7472790
    Abstract: An optical disc is releasably held by a device which covers only one side of the disc. The device and disc are separated by the user simultaneously manually engaging an outer disc rim at two device notch locations and pushing against disc retainer structure of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Marcap, LLC
    Inventor: Jose G. Martinez
  • Patent number: 7472793
    Abstract: A storage device which is suitable for presorting and having ready medicaments, particularly solid medicaments, and which is adapted to the medically prescribed, individual intake rhythm of the corresponding patients in such a way that the right dose can be administered at prescribed times without any problem. The storage device is in the form of magazines in which several receptacles (B) are stacked in semi-inclined position in a receiving container (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventors: Karin Berghaeuser, Karl-Heinz Buechner, Bertram Fritzsch, Andreas Schuster, Tobias Schuster
  • Patent number: 7458459
    Abstract: A container having a longitudinal dimension may comprise a first pocket member, a second pocket member, and a third pocket member each having substantially the same longitudinal dimension, with the third pocket member being sandwiched between the first and second pocket members. A first pocket may be defined by the second and third pocket members, and a second pocket may be defined by the first and third pocket members. The first, second, and third pocket members may each have a free edge, and the free edges may cooperate with one another to form openings to the first and second pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: MMDesign Studio International, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcel B. Manzardo
  • Patent number: 7422105
    Abstract: An easy open package for personal care products which has sensory cues as to the location of the opening of a wrapper component. In addition, the present invention provides a wrapper component which has a gradient seal which allows the user to effectively open the wrapper without unnecessarily tearing the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrienne Rae Loyd, Joseph DiPalma, Thomas William VanDenBogart, Marcus David Weiher, Lynn Marie Matheus
  • Patent number: 7389876
    Abstract: Artificial fingernail packages are provided that contain a collection of artificial fingernails, that enable a potential user to easily inspect the size, shape and other features of the included artificial fingernails, to compare the features of the included artificial fingernails to the user's natural fingernails, and to simulate trying on one or more of the artificial fingernails without opening the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Hong, Grace Tallon
  • Patent number: 7353942
    Abstract: Insertion and removal of an index, which is interposed between a disk tray and a case half in which the disk tray is fitted, is facilitated in a disk housing case. The disk housing case is constituted by a disk tray and a first and a second case half for housing the disk tray. The index is interposed between the disk tray and the second case half. An index opening is provided at an end at which the case halves are linked, or at an end opposite the linked end. Contact openings, for enabling a finger or an index sliding member to contact the index to insert and remove the index, are provided in at least one of the disk tray and the second case half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Sunhee Lee, Kazuaki Taga, Yosuke Sumiya
  • Patent number: 7316345
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bank storage unit that may be supported and/or mounted to a bank holder to allow a user to store the bank storage unit to any vertical surface. The holster includes one or more support strips that may present a surface to support the bank storage unit. To sufficiently secure the bank storage unit to the bank storage holder, a first height of the support strips may be implemented at a height less than the second height of the first edge of the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: BankaBank LLC
    Inventor: David V. Sultana
  • Patent number: 7185762
    Abstract: A flexible package for displaying, accessing and transporting dry goods which includes an upper member, a lower member and four side members inter-engaged along adjacent edges forming an inner area. An opening is formed in one of the forming members allowing access to the inner area of the package. A flexible patch having a pair of generally parallel spaced openings forming a strip there between is secured to the one forming member with the strip positioned over and covering the opening. The package is constructed to display the goods stored in the inner area, to allow access to the inner area through the opening for ascertaining the texture of the goods and to provide ease of transport by utilization of the strip as a carrying handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Neal Patrick Ferris
  • Patent number: 7004312
    Abstract: An aluminum business card box comprises a main box and a drawer box. A top cover is on the top of the main box and a containing slot is arranged in the middle part thereof. The inserting slot accommodates the ID badge. And a drawer cover is on one end of the drawer box to forms a space for business cards to store in. Users can insert ID badge into the main box and have business cards stored in the drawer box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Hsin Wang Chen
  • Patent number: 6851202
    Abstract: Ensuring that the correct wheel bearing is installed in the wheel assembly of an aircraft. A plastic mold is designed to hold only one size of wheel bearing. The mold is labeled with the wheel bearing serial number and the corresponding aircraft model number. Because only one size of wheel bearing fits properly in the mold, it facilitates identification and use of the correct size wheel bearing in the aircraft wheel assembly. The mold can be used to ship wheel bearings to air carriers and to store wheel bearings before installation into aircraft wheel assemblies. The mold also offers protection for the wheel bearing from contamination or damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry E. Schroeder, James M. Patterson
  • Patent number: 6825558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carrier module for micro-BGA (&mgr;-BGA) type device which is capable of testing a produced device without damaging to a solder ball thereunder after being rapidly connected to a test socket. A carrier module for a &mgr;-BGA type device according to the present invention comprises: an upper and lower carrier module body formed with protrusions at the upper and lower portions thereof; a device receiving unit inserted to the upper carrier module body for receiving a &mgr;-BGA type device; and a spring secured elastically to the upper and lower protrusions by being inserted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Mirae Corporation
    Inventor: Sang Jae Yun
  • Patent number: 6811026
    Abstract: Disclosed is a housing device for compact disks. The housing device includes stackable and bookbindable CD trays, each of which has clip pegs with a hole defined at a center portion of each CD tray. A compact disc can be released by pushing a non-data portion thereof through a release opening defined adjoining the hole in each CD tray. An adhesive tape can be affixed to one side ends of the CD trays and a lock band can be attached to the other side ends of the CD trays, to bookbind the CD trays together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Geal Hyub Chung
  • Patent number: 6782998
    Abstract: A protective case partially surrounds one or more credit card sized articles permitting the card to flexed to pop them in and out of the protective holder. The holder has a bottom wall, four lateral walls and a plurality of protrusions that extend inwardly over the bottom wall to retain one or more credit card sized articles in the holder. The bottom wall has an elliptical opening in it to permit the user to insert her/his finger to belly out the card(s) to shorten its/their effective length facilitating removal from the holder. The procedure may be reversed to insert the card back in the holder. A scraper may be formed along a lower edge of one end wall to permit frost removal from the vehicle's windshield using the credit card holder of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: James A. Koren
  • Patent number: 6708874
    Abstract: A carton includes a folded rectangular base and a folded rectangular cover adapted to fit over the base, so that end and side walls of the cover respectively completely overlap end and side walls of the base. Each of the end walls of the cover and the base has apertures formed therethrough at the upper and lower edges thereof, so that when the carton is closed the cover apertures respectively align with the base apertures to form finger or thumb openings to facilitate grasping the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Footstar Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas C. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 6688015
    Abstract: Ensuring that the correct wheel bearing is installed in the wheel assembly of an aircraft. A plastic mold is designed to hold only one size of wheel bearing. The mold is labeled with the wheel bearing serial number and the corresponding aircraft model number. Because only one size of wheel bearing fits properly in the mold, it facilitates identification and use of the correct size wheel bearing in the aircraft wheel assembly. The mold can be used to ship wheel bearings to air carriers and to store wheel bearings before installation into aircraft wheel assemblies. The mold also offers protection for the wheel bearing from contamination or damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry E. Schroeder, James M. Patterson
  • Patent number: 6679381
    Abstract: A blister pack container having child resistant characteristics yet, which can be opened with one hand. The container has a top tray and a bottom tray preferably connected by a hinge. The top and bottom trays each have a tab extending therefrom. Each of the tabs has at least one aperture through which a button passes and locks the container in a closed position. The finger pads can be unlocked with an inward and downward force thereby opening the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Rexam Medical Packaging, Inc..
    Inventor: Randall G. Bush
  • Patent number: 6673188
    Abstract: There is disclosed a dust sealing label strip having a plurality of dust sealing labels arranged on a release liner strip for application over a handle opening of a corrugated box to seal the opening. The strip is usable in rapid application of the sealing labels over handle openings of corrugated boxes to provide seal to the corrugated boxes and function as grips for the box. Each of the dust sealing labels has a substrate having an aperture provided corresponding to the handle opening of a corrugated box, a stretchable film laminated to the substrate to cover the aperture, and an adhesive layer. The plurality of dust sealing labels are arranged peelably via the adhesive layer on the release liner strip in at least one line at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Asahi Kakoshi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 6669083
    Abstract: A carton includes a first wall, a second wall connected to the first wall along a corner fold line and disposed at an angle with respect to the first wall to define a corner of the carton along the corner fold line, and a tear line formed in the first wall and extending into the second wall to define a tear panel disposed astride the corner fold line. The tear panel includes a push tab connected thereto along a transverse fold line extending transversely of the corner fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Bates
  • Patent number: 6619480
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the point-of-sale packaging of a card are disclosed. A package in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises a pocket for receiving the card and a passageway communicating with a pocket. The package preferably also includes at least one locking tab for selectively obstructing the passageway. A method in accordance with present invention may include the steps of inserting the card into the pocket so that the card overlays the at least one locking tab, urging the package to assume a generally bent shape, and allowing the package to assume a generally planar shape in which the at least one locking tab overlays the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: UV Color, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis R. Smith
  • Patent number: 6612442
    Abstract: A thermo-formed tray and tray assembly designed for the storage and transportation of integrated circuit packages for instance of the type known as a pin grid array or a flip chip pin grid array. The storage tray consists of a number of compartments or recesses usually in a layout of two or three rows by five columns. Each recess includes a central pedestal to support the integrated circuit package and an array of supports so that the chip can be held on both the obverse and reverse side of the package. The formed trays can be nested when empty and may provide storage space savings. The tray assembly includes a thermoformed tray and rigid peripheral frame, that may be injection molded peripheral frame, to give better rigidity to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Texchem-Pack (M) BHD
    Inventors: Swee Chuan Soh, Tee Hock Lim, Geap Wooi Goh, Shuib Bin Hassan
  • Patent number: 6566751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carrier module for micro-BGA(&mgr;-BGA) type device which is capable of testing a produced device without damaging to a solder ball thereunder after being rapidly connected to a test socket. A carrier module for a &mgr;-BGA type device according to the present invention comprises: an upper and lower carrier module body formed with protrusions at the upper and lower portions thereof; a device receiving unit inserted to the upper carrier module body for receiving a &mgr;-BGA type device; and a spring secured elastically to the upper and lower protrusions by being inserted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Mirae Corporation
    Inventor: Sang Jae Yun
  • Patent number: 6478219
    Abstract: A carton includes a first wall, a second wall connected to the first wall along a corner fold line and disposed at an angle with respect to the first wall to define a corner of the carton along the corner fold line, and a tear line formed in the first wall and extending into the second wall to define a tear panel disposed astride the corner fold line. The tear panel includes a push tab connected thereto along a transverse fold line extending transversely of the corner fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6401922
    Abstract: A portable container to hold saw blades and accessories for a table saw has a cover and a base and an integrally formed handle at one end. The handle includes a snap latch and a push-to-release button assembly to hold the container in a closed position and that can be depressed to open the container. The assembly is positioned on the outer edge of the handle. The container also includes a raised position on the cover in which a flat wrench can be stored. Other tools are stored within the container by retaining tabs forms on the inner side of the cover. A post is extends for the inner side of the base to hold the blades and the flat wrench. The post is tubular so that the container can be removably attached to a table saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: S-B Power Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth N. Svetlik
  • Patent number: 6398017
    Abstract: A case, particularly for glasses, or similar, consists of two hinged (3) stiff half-shells (1, 2). According to the invention, the two half-shells (1, 2) are shaped in such a way as to be able to progressively fit one into the other, when the case is in the closed condition, while having different reciprocal snap closing positions (9, 10) corresponding to different positions of progressive insertion of the one (2) into the other (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Studio Promozionali S.N.C.
    Inventor: Aldo Cafiero
  • Patent number: 6357592
    Abstract: An organizer to receive bank statements and bank checks is disclosed. A bottom is provided and includes a plurality of pockets adapted to receive bank checks. A top portion includes a pocket to receive bank statements. The top portion fits over the bottom portion in a closed position. The pockets have a removable cover to retain the checks and allow the user to view the checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Gerald D. Coia
  • Patent number: 6336552
    Abstract: A stackable insert for use in organizing the family members in a family of top opening military type ammunition boxes wherein each family member has the same base dimensions but a different height than other members in the family of boxes. The insert includes a rectangular shaped open top container and a flat lid that is hinged to one side wall of the container and secured at closure by a positive snap over latching mechanism. A pair of finger holes, or other lifting means, are provided in the lid which provides for easy lifting of the insert. A panel type separator divides the container into compartments. The insert is dimensioned so that a plurality of inserts can be stacked in each member sized ammunition box to maximize the usable space within each size box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: RPM Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Meier
  • Patent number: 6299919
    Abstract: A packaging container, which can be made of plastic, for sliced foodstuffs, in particular cheese slices, with a bottom tray and a cover foil. The foodstuffs are introduced into the bottom tray of the packaging container. The bottom tray is then sealed by the cover foil, and then welded or adhesively bonded or otherwise attached to the bottom tray or to a border around the latter. The invention solves the problem that the consumer faces when foodstuffs are not easily removed from the packaging container. The bottom tray of this invention has recessed grips which allows easy removal of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Hochland Reich, Summer & Co.
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Knaus, Hans Wurm
  • Patent number: 6279956
    Abstract: A savings book for encouraging the saving of money by your children having a plurality of pages having slots to hold coins on both sides of the pages is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Shari Kaufman
  • Patent number: 6270003
    Abstract: A cup-shaped cake container formed by bending a paper sheet. The container has a bottom and a sidewall. Step portions are formed in the sidewall. The step portions act against the restoring force of the material. A curved transitional wall is formed between the bottom and the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Hirano Shiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunihiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 6260701
    Abstract: A drill case (10) includes a case box (20) having a longitudinally elongated rectangular cross-sectional shape closeable at one transverse end thereof by a lid (23). The case includes a slidably removable longitudinally elongated drill stand base (50) having in the upper surface thereof a plurality of longitudinally disposed, laterally spaced apart grooves (51) for receiving rectangular block-shaped drill stands (60) having longitudinally spaced apart vertical bores (61) for receiving drill bits (1). Stand base (50) has protruding outwardly from opposite lateral sides thereof a pair of parallel longitudinally disposed ribs (52) which are slidably receivable in a pair of upper or lower grooves (27) and (28) formed in the inner side walls of box (20), depending on whether short or long shank drill bits are contained in stands (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Union Tool Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Katayama, Yoshiharu Shinbo