With Inkwell Patents (Class 312/232)
  • Patent number: 10118434
    Abstract: A holder for holding at least two utensils to an external surface. The holder includes a base having front and back faces, and a top, bottom and two side edges; a connector coupled to the back face of the base and adapted to be connected to the external surface; and a ledge having top and bottom faces and top, bottom and two side edges. The ledge back face is adhered to the front face of the base. The ledge is pivotal with respect to the base so that the top and bottom faces are substantially perpendicular to the base. The top, bottom or both ledge faces are adapted to connect to a utensil. A method of using the holder to hold a writing instrument and pad of note papers is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Arden L. Thorsbakken, Maxwell James Thorsbakken
  • Patent number: 9084480
    Abstract: A storage and transport case for jewelry and accessories is provided. The case may include a base having a number of panels and a top removably attached to an upper portion of the base. The number of panels may be movable from a transport configuration to a display configuration. The number of panels further may be pivotally connected to one another in series along lateral edges. Each of the panels may include one or more compartments for storing jewelry or accessories. Each of the compartments may be able to store and protect a specific type of jewelry or accessory such as earrings bracelets belts rings necklaces sunglasses hair accessories hats watches handbags and scarves. The compartments may be inaccessible when the number of panels is in the transport configuration and the compartments may be accessible when the number of panels is in the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Erin L. Atwood
  • Patent number: 6155425
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ink-slab for calligraphy, wherein a hollow case is formed. A baffle partitions the space of the case into a water tank and an ink tank. Each tank has an opening. The openings of the water tank and the ink tank extend upwards to form necks and are installed slantingly along the direction of hair arrangement and ink scraping. Using so integrated but still separate design, the user can select to moisten a hair pencil with ink or dilute or wash it with water according to necessity. Hair arrangement will be more smooth and the scraped ink can be prevented from spilling out of the opening. An accommodation tank is formed in the case and a case cover is matched with the accommodation tank. Tissue papers can be placed in the accommodation tank to be taken along with the ink-slab. Concavity grooves are formed on the bottom edges of side walls of the cover for the accommodation tank. Hair pencils can be placed on the concavity grooves when the cover is placed upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Jiun Feng You
  • Patent number: 5630036
    Abstract: An image data compression method in which reductions in data amount are achieved by deleting some pixel data. Compression is achieved by performing a reading step to read an image as plural pixel data and a deleting step to delete some of the pixel data. A prediction error calculating step calculates a prediction error that represents the difference between the color value pixel data of a pixel in question and the predicted color value thereof, as predicted by a prescribed prediction method from the pixel data of a pixel adjacent thereto. An area classifying step classifies the pixel data of the entire image area into either an abrupt color change areas type in which the prediction error is large or a nonabrupt color change area in which the prediction error is small. The deleting step is performed only on the pixel data classified in the nonabrupt color change area; deleted-position information is appended to the non-deleted pixel data that indicates the position of a pixel whose data has been deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Sonohara, Shigeki Furuta, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Motoyuki Morita
  • Patent number: 5570939
    Abstract: A countertop for use in a fume hood or similar application including a substantially planar member which defines the countertop and a recess defined in the top surface of the countertop and which defines a reservoir for liquid spills. Within the recess there is provided a platform having a top surface that is disposed at a lower level than the level of the top surface of the countertop, but at a higher level than the bottom surface of the recess. A cupsink is provided on the platform. Preferably a safety zone demarcation identifier is provided which is mounted in a groove formed in the countertop. Both the countertop and the indentifier preferably are formed of an acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Smokey Mountain Tops, Inc.
    Inventor: Van G. Scott
  • Patent number: 5516202
    Abstract: A collapsible artist's water color palette comprising a plurality of rectangular trays non-fixedly attached to one another such that simple manipulation into a stacked, compact configuration for transport, or alternatively, a side-by-side, planer, configuration for mixing may be accomplished. In the stacked configuration, an upper tray serves as a lid for the tray below and, thus, prevents spillage of wet, runny paints and contamination of individual paint receptacles. A lid is provided to cover the uppermost tray when in the stacked configuration, and doubles as an additional working surface when in the planer configuration. Moreover, the subject invention provides a unitary structure so arranged with its integral components that paint receptacles and mixing surfaces may remain in an upright position during use and manipulation from one configuration to another, thus further reducing the possibility of paint spillage and contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Nancy J. Markezin
  • Patent number: 5192003
    Abstract: A beverage bar structure and system compromising essentially a self-contained unit which is releasably and selectively attachable to the ice chest of customary bar structure. The self contained unit includes a pumping unit provided a housing and, additionally, a beverage-container-receiving well upstanding from said pumping housing. Structure is provided for attaching the unit proximate the lip of the ice chest of the bar. The latter structure is designed to accommodate a variety of unit sizes relative to the dimensions of the ice chest. Juice and concentrate containers are coupled by suitable conduit to the unit for pumping thereby to a suitable beverage dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Inventor: Chris L. Billings
  • Patent number: 4372630
    Abstract: A device which serves alternatively as an easel and as a drawing board and which provides a carrying case for art supplies and the components of the easel and support legs. The easel can be set up in the lower section of the case and is supported by a rigid triangular framework formed by the upper and lower sections of the case and a folding easel arm. The drawing board is located on the upper section. A reversible hinge arrangement permits the hinge connection between the upper and lower sections to be reversed for drawing. Strategically located compartments within the upper and lower sections make the painting supplies conveniently accessible for painting and the drawing supplies conveniently accessible for drawing. The legs can be broken down for storage in the case and have a male-female joint for increased strength and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Inventor: William F. Fuhri