Transparent Patents (Class 220/602)
  • Patent number: 10913595
    Abstract: A cartridge (10) containing a dose (12) of at least one substance for preparing a liquid product, e.g., coffee, by means of liquid and/or steam introduced into the cartridge (10). The cartridge comprises a body (14) containing the aforesaid dose (12), with a bottom wall (142), through which the liquid product is able to flow out of the cartridge (10), and a cover (16) that closes the body of the cartridge (10) at the end of the body opposite to the bottom wall (142). The body (14) comprises a crushed-plant-fibre material (e.g., with a base of rice husk), which may also be used for producing the cover. Alternatively, the cover (16) may be made of paper material (e.g., filter paper). The body (14) and the cover (16) are connected together via purely mechanical connection, it thus being possible to avoid gluing or welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Cabilli, Danilo Bolognese, Luisa Borello
  • Patent number: 10778819
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device that includes a housing at least partially including a metal portion, a glass plate mounted on one surface of the housing, and a buffer disposed at least on the metal portion on one face of the housing and disposed adjacent to an edge of the glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seong-Hyeon Kim, Hyo-Sung Kang, Min-Yong Kim, Hyun-Young Roh, Jung-Bae Park, Tae-Young Bae, Hyo-Won Seo, Hae-Won Sung, Gyung-Hoon Lee, Bit-Na Kim, Byung-Joon Lee
  • Publication number: 20150036286
    Abstract: A cover for an electronic device includes a transparent portion and a non-transparent portion beside the transparent portion. The transparent portion defines a display area of the electronic device. The non-transparent portion defines a non-display area of the electronic device beside the display area. The non-transparent portion includes a transparent substrate integrated with the transparent portion. A plurality of through holes are defined on the transparent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
  • Patent number: 8919602
    Abstract: A protective shield fits onto a fuel cylinder that is mounted on a propane-powered or LNG-powered vehicle, with a cylindrical flange on the tank surrounds a tank valve. The protective shield is formed of a cylindrical wall of a rubber-like material that fits snugly onto the cylindrical flange of the fuel tank, and has a window affixed into its upper end of the cylindrical wall. The window can be a disk of transparent plexiglass. There are openings in the cylindrical wall to access the tank valve. The shield provides visibility of the tank valve but prevents any spray of the fuel that may escape from the tank valve from reaching the worker's face or other exposed skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tank Right Systems LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Nolan, Michael Fey, Richard R. Coon, John J. Fitzsimmons
  • Publication number: 20140335233
    Abstract: Asparagus spears may be stored and displayed for sale, and sold, in individual containers having a reservoir containing a volume of water, with a group of asparagus spears arranged in the container such that their white tips are in contact with the volume of water. This allows the asparagus spears to be moved from a retail display, to a shopping cart, to a shopping bag, and eventually to a customer's home, without having to remove the white tips of the asparagus from contact with the water. One exemplary container has a waist between the first end and the second end of the container and tapers inwardly from the waist toward the first end and toward the second end. This tapering shape permits air to flow between adjacent containers when the containers are packed together for shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Lonnie Duwyn, Philip Raymond Short, Xie Fu Song
  • Patent number: 8844722
    Abstract: A medication container with a Fresnel lens formed on its surface is described. The Fresnel lens provides a magnified view of the medication content of the container so that a user such as a pharmacist or a patient can accurately determine the medication content without opening the container. In one embodiment, the medication container is generally cylindrical in shape and a Fresnel lens is formed on the bottom of the container. In other embodiments, the Fresnel lens is formed on the cap of a middle component located between the cap and the body of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Tom Y. Wang, Richard A. Young, David Truong
  • Publication number: 20140021209
    Abstract: A tank rack apparatus provides a liquid storage tank. The tank includes a tank vessel having a top wall, bottom wall, side walls, and tank corners at the interface of each pair of adjacent side wall, each side wall defining a wall plane. A tank alcove provides a recess that is spaced away from a tank corner and inwardly from a tank wall plane. This inwardly spaced recess provides an alcove space having an alcove wall, an alcove top, and an alcove bottom. A sight glass gage is contained within the alcove space, below the alcove top and above the alcove bottom and inwardly of the tank wall plane. A screen occupies a position in or near the wall plane, the screen extending between a position next to alcove top and a position next to the alcove bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Danny NESS
  • Patent number: 8561831
    Abstract: A device housing includes a glass panel, a metal frame, and a housing body. The metal frame defines a plurality of through holes, and the glass panel is latched in the metal frame. The housing body includes a base and a reinforcement portion integrally formed together. The base surrounds the metal frame and the glass panel, and the reinforcement portion extends through the through holes of the metal frame and is bonded to the glass panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Kai-Rong Liao
  • Publication number: 20130256321
    Abstract: A method and system for making a golf ball core is disclosed. The method may generally include forming a golf ball core out of a raw core material. The golf ball core may be rapidly heated to begin curing (or vulcanizing) from the outermost surface toward the center of the golf ball core. Before curing the entire golf ball core, the golf ball core may be quenched to stop the curing process. As a result, the golf ball core may include an outer cured zone and an inner uncured zone. In this state, the golf ball core may be incorporated into a finished golf ball to be sold to consumers. Following a set of instructions provided with the golf ball, the consumer may heat the golf ball and a cure indicator to customize the properties of the golf ball core, and, thus, the characteristics of the golf ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Bender
  • Publication number: 20130082065
    Abstract: A glass container system comprises a glass container comprising a base defining a bottom of the container and a sidewall formed integrally with the base to define an interior space. A protuberance is formed integrally with the base where the protuberance extending beyond a side wall of the base. A lid is dimensioned such that the protuberance engages the lid such that the lid may be releasably secured to the base. A glass container prepared by a process comprising the steps of providing a mold defining a container having a base at a bottom of the mold cavity where the mold cavity comprises an undercut portion that defines a recess in the mold cavity; introducing molten glass to the mold; cooling the glass to cause the glass to shrink a sufficient amount that the protuberance recedes from the recess; and removing the container from the mold in a linear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Vignesh Danabalan, James Dondero, William Pierson Hart, Michael A. Zarkis
  • Publication number: 20120261411
    Abstract: A liner system for use with a carton of pre-packaged products to protect the carton from moisture may include a substantially continuous liner including a bottom panel and side and end wall panels extending upward from the bottom panel and defining an open top and the liner may be adapted for positioning in the carton prior to placement of the pre-packaged products and may include positioning features configured to maintain a position of the pre-packaged products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Robert G. Buchenan, William Harvey, Mark Sinn, Joseph Sullivan, Terry Staed
  • Publication number: 20120160856
    Abstract: An enclosure that maintains the environment of one or more optical crystals and allows efficient frequency conversion for light at wavelengths at or below 400 nm with minimal stress being placed on the crystals in the presence of varying temperatures. Efficient conversion may include multiple crystals of the same or different materials. Multiple frequency conversion steps may also be employed within a single enclosure. Materials that have been processed specifically to provide increased lifetimes, stability, and damage thresholds over designs previously available are employed. The enclosure allows pre-exposure processing of the crystal(s) such as baking at high temperatures and allowing real time measurement of crystal properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: J. Joseph Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20120000919
    Abstract: A package of two or more stacks of paper sheet products, such as paper napkins or paper towels is disclosed. Each of the paper sheet products is printed with at least a first motif image and a second motif image. An uppermost paper sheet product of one of the stacks displays the first motif image and an uppermost paper sheet product of another of the stacks displays the second motif image. The napkins may be folded in each stack such that the exposed image of each napkin in a given stack alternates between the first motif image and the second motif image. The first and second images may be motif images that are thematically related to one another, in that both the motif images are primarily associated with the same event, holiday, season or special occasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Cathy Marie Sanders, Phillip Lacoi Hitchison
  • Publication number: 20110290809
    Abstract: A lightweight fruit and produce packaging container made from a die cut blank of thin, flexible, waterproof, food quality, transparent sheet material and including a plurality of fold lines defining wall portions, top and bottom closure portions, a latching portion and a handle forming portion
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: PANDOL BROS., INC.
    Inventors: Michael LIEBOWITZ, Jay THOMAS, Trevor FERRUGGIA
  • Publication number: 20110235975
    Abstract: An optocoupler with a light guide defining element is presented. The light guide defining element has at least one cavity configured to define the shape of the light guide formed by a transparent encapsulant encapsulating the optical transmitter and receiver dies. The transparent encapsulant in liquid form may be injected into the cavity prior to a curing process to harden the encapsulant into a light guide with a predetermined shape. The cavity of the light guide element may be defined by a reflective surface having micro-optics formed thereon. A multichannel optocoupler with multiple transmitter and/or receiver dies having such light guide defining element is also presented. The light guide defining element may have a single cavity enveloping all the optical transmitter or receiver dies, or a multiple cavities by having a pair of transmitter and receiver dies inside each cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Avago Technologies ECBU IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thiam Siew Gary Tay, Maasi Gopinath
  • Publication number: 20110186579
    Abstract: A package is provided for housing one or more product items, including a lid (20) with peripheral walls (24) snugly fitting to peripherals walls (44) of a molded housing (40). The walls of the molded housing may flex to improve the sealing of the package. An internal liner (70) may be provided for added product freshness. A display aperture (63) may be provided in the housing for viewing the product items without opening the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Ryan A. Bailey, John A. Gelardi
  • Patent number: 7959028
    Abstract: An improved lid for beverage containers which facilitates access to the container's contents, enhances the user's sensory perception of the contents and boosts the overall drinking experience without being removed, is disclosed and claimed. The lid of the invention achieves its objectives by combining multiple sensory elements to simultaneously enhance the user's sensory responses. The sensory elements allow the passage of liquid and vapor, the conduction and convection of heat and the visual perception of color, level and movement of the beverage. The invention integrates multiple elements of a press and lock on a beverage container lid. The shape of the lid provides a thin rim simulating the thickness of a lidless cup or a non-disposable mug or cup. The lid provides a well deep enough to avoid contact between the nose and the lid in the drinking position, thereby allowing the user's head to remain more upright while drinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Richard J. Leon
  • Publication number: 20110095033
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a mobile media device case configured to receive and hold a mobile media device. The mobile media device case can include: (a) a back wall; and (b) one or more sidewalls coupled to the back wall. The mobile media device case can translucent. The back wall and the one or more sidewalls can define an interior of the mobile media device case and an interior surface. The mobile media device case can be configured to receive and hold the mobile media device within the interior of the mobile media device case and at least a first portion of the interior surface comprises texturing. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Juliana S. Hung
  • Publication number: 20100307633
    Abstract: Preform for the blow moulding of a container comprising a neck section (1) including a pouring opening (20), an adjacent wall section (2) and a bottom section (3). It consists of a primary plastic raw material in a primary area (A1, A2, A3) and at least one secondary material in at least a secondary area (B1, B2, B3) both having a mutually different coloration. Said preform is remarkable in that said bottom section (3) is composed of a multi-layer structure with primary layers composed of said primary plastic material, and additional secondary layers (6, 7, 8, 9, 10). The latter are composed of said secondary material, two surface secondary layers the one of which (6) is directed outwardly respective the preform, whereas the other one (10) is directed inwardly, and an intermediate secondary layer between them (7, 8, 9), which constitutes a core layer, which is located between two said primary layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: William Dierickx
  • Publication number: 20100301057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transport container which provides mechanical and thermal stability for a load and which container is fabricated as the container is loaded. In particular, the present invention relates to a container which can be readily transported on aircraft, such as an aircraft container. In the field of logistics, that is the field of movement and supply of produce and materials, in particular in the transport of intermediate and finished products, containers have been developed which safely protect from physical damage a wide variety of product. Food and pharmaceutical products not only need protection from physical shock and pressures but also require temperature stability during transportation; otherwise goods can be damaged and be unusable, whether such damage is apparent or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Edwin Francis Tattam, Richard William Jones
  • Publication number: 20100191200
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a fluid collection system having multiple storage chambers are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may include a first chamber in fluid communication with a suction source and a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber. The second chamber may have a volume less than a volume of the first chamber. The second chamber may also comprise an inlet port for connecting to an external tube. The system may be configured to selectively drain liquid from the second chamber into the first chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas L. Michaels, Russ A. Johnson, Jeannie Thomas
  • Publication number: 20090101806
    Abstract: A vessel for rare-gas filling is provided, where almost complete light circular polarization is realized, which has a light incident window of a single crystal material whose thickness and crystal axis orientation are optimized, and a polarization method of rare gas nuclei in the vessel is also provided. In addition, embodiments of the vessel is provided, which is impervious to alkali metal, and sustains high pressure, and shows no permeability for 3He gas, and has negligibly small neutron absorption so as to be suitable for application to basic science, for example, neutron scattering, and the polarization method in the vessel is also provided. The vessel for rare-gas filling of the present invention comprises a vessel body 3, and a pipe 4, which is connected to the vessel body 3 and introduces a rare-gas containing gas and an alkali metal into the vessel body 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 7147125
    Abstract: The invention is a collapsible transparent portable cooler with sides having two or more walls with air gaps positioned within the walls providing insulation properties and means for easily viewing the contents of the cooler from any angle. In addition to the obvious advantage to security personnel in being able to quickly screen the contents, the present invention provides envelopes on the sides and top of the cooler with the envelopes conforming substantially in size to its respective side or top. These can be easily inserted and removed through the access slots provided as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventors: David M Slovak, Roy E Bentley, II
  • Patent number: 6988629
    Abstract: The side wall portion of a plastic article, as a plastic container, is opaque and includes a transparent portion, as a view stripe. The opaque portion limits viewing the inside of the article, whereas the transparent portion permits viewing the inside of the article therethrough. A method for forming the plastic article is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Pedmo, Thomas J. Simpson, Michael J. Sainato
  • Patent number: 6341712
    Abstract: A multi-layer container having an outer container shell, an inner container shell mounted within the outer container shell, and a transparent intermediate bonding layer filled up the space defined between the outer container shell and the inner container shell and peripheral through holes on the inner container shell and a bottom through hole and peripheral through holes on the outer container shell, the outer container shell and the inner container shell showing a contrast in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventor: Ja-Ling Huang
  • Patent number: 6223980
    Abstract: A packaging box comprising a cardboard bottom and a transparent lid removably mounted on the opening of the bottom. The lid comprises a convex portion facing inside the box and cooperating with the opening of the bottom and at least two flaps articulating on opposite edges of the lid. Each overlapping at least partly a side face of the bottom. The flaps each comprise at least locking elements cooperating with complementary locking elements provided in one side face of the bottom or with complementary locking elements born by the other flap auxiliary flaps articulated on the other edges of the lid. The invention is applicable to the packaging of food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Groupe Guillin
    Inventor: Francois Guillin
  • Patent number: 6220507
    Abstract: A packaging box comprising a closed crown (1) provided with at least two opposite transverse windows (4), a base (3) and a lid (2) for closing the crown (1). The lid (2) comprises a piece provided with a boss (5) for cooperating with the top opening of the crown (1) by fitting therein, and comprising at least two opposite side flaps (6) each provided with a boss (7) for cooperating with a window (4) of the crown (1) by fitting therein. The base (3) comprises a piece provided with a boss (8) for cooperating with the lower opening of the crown (1) by fitting therein and two opposite projections or tabs (9) each provided with locking elements (10) cooperating with complementary locking elements (11) of one of the flaps (6) of the lid (2). The invention is applicable to the packaging of food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Groupe Guillin
    Inventor: François Guillin
  • Patent number: 6189717
    Abstract: A sump has a one-piece body, comprising a hollow base member for collecting fluids leaking from a piping system, the base member having an upper portion and a lower portion. The one-piece body further comprises a hollow riser section having an upper portion defining an opening, and a lower portion, the riser lower portion extending upwardly from the base member upper portion, the riser section having sidewalls with a generally corrugated shaped cross section in an axial direction. The hollow base member has a bottom and sidewalls, each of the bottom and sidewalls having an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Advanced Polymer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Versaw, Jr., James W. Mosier, Daniel P. Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 6186354
    Abstract: A wedge box of alveolar material having a container and a lid. The container or the lid includes a window which is transparent and which is integrated and molded in the alveolar material to permit viewing the contents of the box. The box is molded by means of a mold having two cavities which include several raised surfaces. The raised surfaces are separated by a space which permit gripping of a transparent member which is to be integrated into the box as a window. Alveolar material is introduced into the molding cavity and is then expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Knauf
    Inventor: René Claude Pascal
  • Patent number: 6167680
    Abstract: A portable storage and display case for toy action figurines. Compartments, located within the case, allow the user to strategically place the figurines within the case. Transparent walls facilitate use of the case for display purposes in addition to allowing the user to quickly assess its contents and easily locate desired figurines within the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: Sidney Horn
  • Patent number: 6010005
    Abstract: A serving tray includes a tempered glass panel of a predetermined peripheral configuration defined by a substantially continuous peripheral edge bounded by a one-piece injection molded polymeric/copolymeric synthetic plastic material encapsulation. The encapsulation includes upper and lower leg portions and a bight portion therebetween with an upper surface of the panel and the upper leg portion being in peripheral liquid-tight sealed engagement to define a liquid dam therebetween. Legs projecting beyond the lower leg portions space a lowermost decorative surface of the glass panel away from an adjacent stacked panel or an underlying supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Gemtron Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Reames, Bob Herrmann, Howard Daley
  • Patent number: 5975412
    Abstract: A packaging carton comprising a bottom wall (3) surrounded by a side wall and an openable and closable cover (4) hinged to the side wall (2). The side wall consists of an insert (2), and the cover (4) and the bottom wall (3) includes two surfaces, each of which is hinged toa connecting portion (5) to form a three-panel assembly. The surfaces (3, 4) include abutment members (6, 7) engaging the inner and/or outer rim of the respective edge of the insert (2), and separable closure means are built into the three-panel assembly and/or the insert (2), or inserted after the carton has been closed. The carton is useful for packaging food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Groupe Guillin S.A.
    Inventor: Francois Guillin
  • Patent number: 5913447
    Abstract: An instrument casing assembly and a method of forming the casing that includes a case for receiving a lens having an integral peripheral shoulder engageable with a sidewall of the case. The sidewall when crimped about the shoulder, providing a gasketless water-tight seal to protect the internal parts of the instrument assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 5904268
    Abstract: A novelty drinking mug having handle and incorporating a display simulating that of an artificial horizon instrument disposed within the floor of the mug. The floor is transparent, and encloses a fluid chamber partially filled with a colored liquid. The transparent floor of the mug has indicia simulating the scale of an actual artificial horizon instrument. A disc bearing indicia simulating that representing an aircraft in an actual artificial horizon instrument is disposed in visual alignment with the transparent floor. This disc may, in alternative embodiments, be contained within the fluid chamber or within its own chamber. The disc has an eccentrically located ballast weight, and is rotatably fixed to a pivot pin. The disc rotates relative to the mug responsive to gravity when the mug is rotated about its longitudinal axis. Indicia disposed upon the disc simulates banking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: Francis L. Daly
  • Patent number: 5894787
    Abstract: A kettle has a bottom provided with a heating surface for making a direct contact with a heat source. The heating surface has a plurality of protuberances for increasing the overall heating area of the heating surface, so as to enhance the energy efficiency of the kettle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Inventor: Shiow Meei Wey Lin
  • Patent number: 5860550
    Abstract: Containers for storing and displaying an object are provided which include a first base member having a transparent area located such that an object to be placed within the container is visible through the transparent area when the container is in a closed position. The containers also include a second base member and a hinge interconnecting the first and the second base members. The first base member is movable with respect to the second base member between a closed position in which the peripheral edges are releasably latchable and an open position in which the base members are at least partially spaced from each other. The closed position defines a hollow interior space for receiving an object to be placed therein. Containers for storing objects which, while not including a transparent area, also include overlapping flanges coextensive with each base member are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Daniel Miller, Joseph M. Kornick, Robert W. Pritchard
  • Patent number: 5850956
    Abstract: An improved tray apparatus, which includes a single, flat, opaque surface having a border there around with the border accommodating a member positioned on the surface for dividing the surface into at least two or four compartments. The opaque surface would allow light to be transmitted through the surface when the tray was placed upon a lighted table or the like, so that food could be easily identified by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Inventor: William C. Hayward, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5772065
    Abstract: A shot glass is formed with a sloping, slightly tapered side wall. A curved cup bottom wall extends across the bottom of the shot glass and is spaced upward from the bottom edge of the shot glass side wall. The cup bottom wall has a thicker central portion and a thinner annular peripheral portion, and upper and lower surfaces of the cup bottom wall are formed with different radii of curvature. The bottom surface has a larger radius and the upper surface has a smaller surface for forming a lens. The base has a base wall and a peripheral side wall which extends upward from the base wall. A thin peripheral ring extends downward from outer edges of the base wall to form a foot. The cylindrical side wall of the base has a flat upper surface on which is formed an energy directing bead. The side wall of the base fits inside a bottom edge of the shot glass, and the energy directing bead contacts an inner step in the shot glass side wall slightly above the lower edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Howw Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Kalamaras
  • Patent number: 5680957
    Abstract: Drawer type storage bins suitable for stacking one on another and each includes an inner case and an outer housing, the case is placed in the housing, a handle is exposed out of an opening on the front side of the housing and can be drawn out of it, above the handle, a slightly outwardly bending semi-transparent curved surface is provided for magnifying images of the goods stored in the case; a set of protruding buckles are provided on the top edge of the rear side of the housing to be interengaged with a locking strip, thus the storage bins can be locked to get firmer stacking of them, the locking strip can be formed in passing during injection molding of the housing and is attached thereon, effect of the product is improved without increasing of cost of production, yet a novel style of the drawer type storage bins can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Cheng-Chia Liu
  • Patent number: 5499738
    Abstract: A container, for holding consumable substances, having a plurality of closures adapted to restrain the contained substances and dividing walls to divide the container into a plurality of substance-holding compartments, each compartment being associated with one closure respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Inventor: Howard I. Burleigh
  • Patent number: 5486172
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for treating cutaneous vascular lesions in a target area of a patient. The apparatus has a lower housing having a bottom with an opening therethrough, and an upper housing adapted to be connected in liquid tight engagement to the lower housing. The upper housing has a top with an opening therethrough and substantially in alignment with the opening of the lower housing. A pair of glass windows are provided one positioned in the opening of the lower housing, and the other positioned in the opening of the upper housing. The apparatus further comprises at least one fenestrated wall adapted to be removably positioned in the lower housing to form a first and a second chamber when the upper and lower housings are connected together. The first chamber is adapted to receive a cooling medium, and the second chamber prevents the cooling medium from obstructing the passage of a laser beam between the pair of glass windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Inventor: Cyrus Chess
  • Patent number: 5423453
    Abstract: A container constituted of a microwave transparent material for the heating or cooking of foods or comestibles through the intermediary of microwaves at a high degree of efficiency and with an enhanced temperature uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Jill A. Fritz
  • Patent number: 5398826
    Abstract: A highly-drawn and blow-molded polyester bottle is disclosed have a barrel resin layer forming a bottle wall with a circumferential yield point of higher than 1,800 kg/cm.sup.2 and a heightwise yield point of higher than 800 kg/cm.sup.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takakusaki, Yoshitsugu Maruhashi, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Tomoaki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 5353953
    Abstract: A sealed display device comprises a case for encasing a meter such as a speedometer, tachometer, odometer and the like, viewable through a display window or opening formed in the case, with a transparent cover sealed over the opening. The case has an annular lip surrounding the opening and adapted to receive a peripheral edge of the transparent cover. A layer of sealant is placed between the lip and the cover to seal the cover to the case. A plurality of spaced support members support the cover in spaced relationship to the lip so that a sufficiently thick layer of sealant may be placed between the cover and the lip to prevent breakage of the seal due to differences in thermal expansion and contraction between the case and cover. Angled areas may be milled from the case in surrounding relationship to the lip to define areas for accommodating a thicker layer of sealant than could otherwise be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Moriyama Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Sakaemura
  • Patent number: 5287979
    Abstract: An ovoid container which has two concave halves each with an open end and a closed end. As the open ends of the two halves are connected, the closed container takes on an egg or ovoid shape. The open ends are connected by combining an annular rib of one open end with an annular groove of the other open end. The two closed ends of the concave halves are joined by a press fit of protruding stubs from one closed end into corresponding depressions of the other closed end to form an egg cup that can also be used in a container for collecting eggs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Inventor: Alain Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 5246133
    Abstract: The present invention includes an injection molded lid comprising a closed annular rim, a skirt fixed to and extending downwardly from the rim and a film sealed to the bottom side of the rim to cover the open space within the rim. The rim and skirt are molded as a single monolithic lid preform, with the skirt being fixed near the outer peripheral edge of the rim. The film is sealed along the inner peripheral edge on the bottom side of the rim. This device allows for a prospective consumer to view the contents of the container before purchasing it. In addition to the lid device, a method is provided of forming a closure to seal a food container. A lid preform is injection molded as a monolithic unit comprising a skirt and a closed rim. Then the film is sealed along the entire length of the inner peripheral edge on the bottom side of the rim. This method allows for forming a sturdy closure capable of maintaining the integrity of its original seal with the container as well as its seal with the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Sealright Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas L. James
  • Patent number: 5147041
    Abstract: A generally rectangular container for the storage and protection of sports cards having a rigid Internal Enclosure (6) which is slidably insertable and completely removable from a rigid External Enclosure (8).The External Enclosure (8) incorporates two Fingergrip cutouts (8a) and (8a') located to the front and to either side of the External Enclosure (8) to permit grasping the Internal Enclosure (6) for removal. The Internal Enclosure (6) has the capacity to store a plurality of cards and permit random access of such cards by utilizing spaced Bottom Rails (6a) and (6a') which create a gap sufficient for the insertion of a finger or fingers to raise any specific card, or series of cards, up and out of the card stack. The front panel insert (10) to the Internal Enclosure (6) is transparent, thus permitting visibility of the first card in any sequential ordering of cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Inventors: Richard Lemieux, Terrence Neufeld
  • Patent number: 5060848
    Abstract: A seal comprising a substrate which is at least translucent to light having a transparent masking material disposed in an indicia-defining pattern on the inner surface of the substrate. A colorant layer is disposed over the masking material and extends beyond the pattern. There is an adhesive disposed at least over the area of the colorant. The present invention also includes a tamper indicating opaque container such as an envelope or carton has a window defined within the closure flap. A translucent or transparent panel overlaying the window has a transparent masking material of low adhesion properties disposed in an indicia-defining pattern. A colorant layer is disposed over the transparent masking material and an adhesive in turn is disposed over the colorant layer and transparent masking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignees: Frederick R. Ewan, Robert E. Ozimek
    Inventor: Frederick R. Ewan
  • Patent number: 5042683
    Abstract: A secondary containment apparatus for use in combination with primary containers for hazardous wastes such as drums or large barrels, comprising a generally rectangular base member and two generally rectangular lid members of a size sufficient to enclose one or more primary containers. The lid members are moveable only laterally in relation to the base member, the lateral movement allowing access to the drums contained within. The lid members have interlocking means to form a releasable closure, and have engagement means for attachment to the base member. The base member is impermeable to liquids, and is preferably composed of translucent plastic for visual inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Inventors: Mark D. Shaw, J. Tad Heyman, Laurence M. Bierce
  • Patent number: 4998666
    Abstract: A seal comprising a substrate which is at least translucent to light having a transparent masking material disposed in an indicia-defining pattern on the inner surface of the substrate. A colorant layer is disposed over the masking material and extends beyond the pattern. There is an adhesive disposed at least over the area of the colorant. The present invention also includes a tamper indicating opaque container such as an envelope or carton has a window defined within the closure flap. A translucent or transparent panel overlaying the window has a transparent masking material of low adhesion properties disposed in an indicia-defining pattern. A colorant layer is disposed over the transparent masking material and an adhesive in turn is disposed over the colorant layer and transparent masking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignees: Frederick R. Ewan, Robert E. Ozimek
    Inventor: Frederick R. Ewan