Dome Cover Type Cabinet Patents (Class 312/284)
  • Patent number: 11930940
    Abstract: Provided is a canopy cover for a roller grill assembly that works in conjunction with a roller grill food separating device. The canopy includes a pair of support brackets that contact the sidewalls of the roller grill to support the canopy thereon. The canopy support brackets include cutouts for positioning a food separating device on the grill assembly. The configuration of the cutouts allows the food separating device support brackets to rest between the ends of the canopy support brackets and on the roller grill. The canopy further includes a pair of canopy header brackets for supporting a header graphic custom sign positioned above the roller grill. The canopy provides a sanitary cover for a roller grill and a food separating device that permits segregation of food products on the grill surface, protects the food from contaminants, and provides support for an advertising sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Michael M Kurmlavage
  • Patent number: 11470989
    Abstract: Provided is a canopy cover for a roller grill assembly that works in conjunction with a roller grill food separating device. The canopy includes a pair of support brackets that contact the sidewalls of the roller grill to support the canopy thereon. The canopy support brackets include cutouts for positioning a food separating device on the grill assembly. The configuration of the cutouts allows the food separating device support brackets to rest between the ends of the canopy support brackets and on the roller grill. The canopy further includes a pair of canopy header brackets for supporting a header graphic custom sign positioned above the roller grill. The canopy provides a sanitary cover for a roller grill and a food separating device that permits segregation of food products on the grill surface, protects the food from contaminants, and provides support for an advertising sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Michael M Kurmlavage
  • Patent number: 11406207
    Abstract: A cake protector with cake region defined by a vertical cake region wall resting on the surface and a horizontal cover. A candle region above the cover is defined by the cover and a candle region wall. In one configuration, the cake region wall, cover, and candle region wall are a unitary component. In another configuration, the cake region wall is a unitary component, and the cover and candle region wall is a separate unitary component that sits in an annular groove in the top of the cake region wall. A lid is attached to the candle region wall by a detachable hinge such that the lid pivots between an open position, where the lid allows access to the candle region, and a closed position, where the lid encloses the candle region. The lid has holes for candles that rest on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Cicely Payne
  • Patent number: 11213148
    Abstract: A cake protector with cake region defined by a vertical cake region wall resting on the surface and a horizontal cover. A candle region above the cover is defined by the cover and a candle region wall. In one configuration, the cake region wall, cover, and candle region wall are a unitary component. In another configuration, the cake region wall is a unitary component, and the cover and candle region wall is a separate unitary component that sits in an annular groove in the top of the cake region wall. A lid is attached to the candle region wall by a hinge such that the lid pivots between an open position, where the lid allows access to the candle region, and a closed position, where the lid encloses the candle region. The hinge is detachable or not. The lid has holes for candles that rest on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Cicely Payne
  • Patent number: 11116341
    Abstract: An improved cake cover for protecting and securing a cake, or other food item. The cake cover is preferably comprised of a washable enclosure having a plurality of receptacles positioned thereon for receipt of a plurality of interchangeable inserts, thereby allowing the user to customize the appearance and function of the cake cover. The plurality of inserts may include, without limitation, a candle holding insert, a light emitting insert and a sound emitting insert. An outer surface of the cake cover may further comprise decorative texturing that mimics the appearance of a traditionally baked cake, and/or may be constructed of a transparent or translucent material to enable the cake stored therein to be viewed through the cake cover. Finally, the cake cover may further comprise a securing means for securing the cover to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Frank Loar, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10986965
    Abstract: An improved dish for displaying and storing vegetables at room temperature. A transparent dome component rests on a planar base. An opening in the apex of the dome components allows vegetable to be readily placed and removed from the dish. The opening is closed by a loose-fitting lid so that sufficient humidity is maintained to keep the stored vegetables from becoming flaccid. Yet sufficient air exchange is allowed by the edges of the lid to retard senescent and spoiling of the vegetables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Veggidome SPC
    Inventor: Duncan Burns
  • Patent number: 10039398
    Abstract: The birthday parties are part of happy occasions and commonly a cake is utilized with numbers of candles on its top for being burned and blown out by the birth day person. However, some guests consider that in this process multiple numbers of microscopic units of saliva and mouth contents are also blown to the cake and do not like eating pieces of such cakes. Thus in this invention introduces a cover for the cakes which is impermeable and non inflammable, and has a series of cradles that will hold candles in sturdy fashion for being blown away without falling and even if they fall or at the end of their burning they would not be able to cause fire. Thus allowing eliminating the problem mentioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • Publication number: 20140035451
    Abstract: A device for creating a support for covering of items, in particular foodstuffs, on a container such as a tray or serving platter. The device enable the foodstuff to be covered with a protective covering, such as ling-wrap, that protects the food item whilst preventing the cling-wrap from damaging the food item via physical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Bob O'Keefe, Ahmed Rafiq
  • Patent number: 8555681
    Abstract: A door of a washer and/or a dryer, the door including a frame to hinge the door to a machine housing of the washer and/or dryer, an inspection glass, and a cover for the inspection glass, wherein the cover has two essentially opposite main sides and an outer circumferential zone. Smooth conical surfaces of the cover and of the frame are in contact with one another to hold the cover in the frame, and the circumferential zone tapers in an area of a contact surface towards the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Angel Caudevilla De sola, Elena Cortes Perez, Carlos Lopez Palacios, Alberto Romeo Carnicero
  • Patent number: 8503182
    Abstract: A desk-top storage solution for portable computing devices is formed as a storage tray. The storage tray has pockets sized to cradle individual portable computing devices. Each pocket includes a wire management system to enable an electrical connector to be provided within the pocket and secured relative to the pocket to enable the portable computing device to be quickly electrically connected to the storage tray. A USB hub is provided within the storage tray which interconnects with the electrical connectors and enables the portable computing devices to be charged while stored in the storage tray and also synchronized with an external computer while contained within the storage tray. The storage tray has a lid that is connected to the base by position control friction hinges which regulate the motion of the lid relative to the base during ascent/descent while the lid is moved between open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Petrick, Matthew Petrick, Chris Brandel
  • Patent number: 8474620
    Abstract: A cover display for a container in some implementations having a dome shaped cover base with a flat bottom and a top with a radius of curvature with one or more frame catches positioned near the periphery of the cover base. An adorned Tiara shaped cover with an annular wall supporting frame latches positioned to correspond to said frame catches is affixed over said dome shaped cover base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sillage, LLC
    Inventor: Nicole Mather
  • Patent number: 7628217
    Abstract: A container for a fire extinguisher intended to enable a fire extinguisher to be placed in a convenient location in a kitchen or next to a fireplace, while at the same time providing an attractive appearance. The precise configuration of the container can vary, but it typically includes a base about one half to two thirds the height of the extinguisher and a cover with an easily gripped handle which fits over the extinguisher is seated on the base. The container may have a round, hexagonal, square or rectangular cross-section. Various types of external ornamentation, such as ceramic tile, can be provided on exposed surfaces. A time clock may be included to provide periodic reminders to check on the operational status of the extinguisher. The exterior of the container may be augmented with pegs for hanging utensils, or magnetic or corkboard surfaces for pictures, notes, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Dan L. Crippen
  • Publication number: 20090053663
    Abstract: The present invention is a transparent dessert cover designed to shield confections, such as cakes, from germs resulting particularly from those attempting to blow out candles, while maintaining the aesthetic appearance of the cake. In the preferred mode, the cover is constructed of freezer-proof plastic material, and molded in the shape of a particular confection, such as a round or rectangular birthday cake. The upper portion of the cover contains recessed holes to accommodate a predetermined number of candles, as well as at least one slot in which a celebratory message such as “Happy Birthday” may be inserted. Importantly, individual letters are provided for the user to spell out particular names or messages, as desired. Finally, a sturdy, attachable bottom piece is provided with the cover to facilitate transportation and storage of the cake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen R. Okros
  • Patent number: 7086198
    Abstract: A machine for vending floral arrangements is described including stack of generally circular carousels each for supporting a plurality of floral arrangements; and a generally cylindrical exterior housing surrounding the carousels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Lisa Renee Hayden
  • Patent number: 6919096
    Abstract: Apparatus for serving bakery products including an upright cake-shaped body having an upper wall and product-receiving slots descending downwardly from the upper wall. The upper wall includes one or more slots descending downwardly therefrom and which are smaller than the product-receiving slots and adapted to receive candles or other party paraphernalia. In use, bakery products such as cookies are placed into the slot and the body with the bakery products can be sealed and sold as such. When being presented as a dessert, candles and/or other party paraphernalia may be inserted into the slots in the upper wall. The bakery products can be easily removed from the product-receiving slots, and the product-receiving slots can even be re-filled with more bakery products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Walter Selk
  • Patent number: 6217136
    Abstract: A retainer and support device for a food item, e.g., a jawbreaker, includes a housing having a recessed wall defining a chamber for receiving the food item. A passageway extends through the recessed wall and a product engaging member extends through the passageway and into the chamber for engaging the surface of a food item retained in the chamber. A manually actuatable drive member is in driving communication with the product engaging member to move the product engaging member and thereby move the food item retained within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Basic Fun, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Dorfman, Michael Kind
  • Patent number: 6209720
    Abstract: A box structure specifically for disposing an intellectual cube for displaying and as a packing box is disclosed. The box structure is comprised of a base and a transparent cover, the base is provided with a surrounding annular groove to allow the cover to place thereon for covering. The base is provided on the top thereof with a disk-shaped receiving platform having therein a groove for a wedge-shaped part and a groove for a pyramid-shaped part. With angular difference of the grooves, the intellectual cube packed can be disposed in multiple orientations; and the inner wall of the transparent cover abuts the upper corners of the intellectual cube to prevent the intellectual cube from shaking in the box during shipping and selling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: East Sheen Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sen-Li Chen
  • Patent number: 6053590
    Abstract: A computer scanner casing has a lower housing, an upper housing disposed on the lower housing, and four link devices disposed in the lower housing. Two slide grooves are formed in two laterals of the lower housing. Four annular seats are disposed in four inner corners of the upper housing. Each link device has an oblong hole, a round hole, and a through hole. A pin passes through the round hole to fasten the respective link device on the respective annular seat. A male fastener passes through two oblong holes of two link devices to fasten two link devices together. A female fastener engages with the male fastener. A caster is inserted through the respective through hole. A retainer button engages with the caster. The caster is inserted in the respective slide groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Inventor: Wen-Hsivng Chang
  • Patent number: 5979656
    Abstract: A new taco holding tray for holding tacos and taco condiments. The inventive device includes an annular base having a top, a bottom, an inner perimeter, and an outer perimeter. The inner perimeter of the annular base defines a center hole. The annular base has a plurality of spaced apart radial grooves extending radially outwards from the inner perimeter of the annular base to the outer perimeter of the annular base. Each of the radial grooves has an upper opening formed at the top of the annular base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventors: Arthur R. Northcott, Tony Korosak
  • Patent number: 5860715
    Abstract: An enclosure for housing electronic controls and devices that provides exceptional access to all sides of the enclosure and is both secure and aesthetically pleasing. The enclosure has a frame, semi-cylindrical doors, a top assembly, and a mounting base. Each of the doors has a door retaining member on its inner lower surfaces which engages and is supported by a receiving member mounted to a lower portion of the frame. The doors may be pivoted open and closed about the retaining and receiving members or may be completely removed from the base by simply lifting the doors off of the frame. Removal of the doors allows unobstructed access to the interior of the enclosure. The top assembly mounts on top of the frame and moves between a closed position and an open position. The top assembly includes a rim which overlaps and engages the top surfaces of the doors to securely retain the doors in the closed position. An opening and closing system mounted on the frame supports the top assembly in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Dan Lohde, Noorlah N. Beidokhti, Brian J. Smith, Jeff L. Tipton
  • Patent number: 5582478
    Abstract: A food covering system resembling a decorated cake includes a cover with receptacles for holding and providing power to illuminating decorations and/or moving decorations, including electronic candles. In response to a breath sensor sensing a predetermined level of air movement, power to the electronic candles is turned off and secondary illuminating decorations, such as letters arranged in a birthday message, are turned on. In addition to the secondary decorations, music or other sounds may be issued from a speaker embedded in the food cover. The secondary decorations and/or music may be turned on for a predetermined time. Alternatively, the secondary decorations and/or music are on with the electronic candles and remain on, after the candles are "blown out", for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Donald J. Ambrosino
  • Patent number: 5551774
    Abstract: A food bar is formed of a double walled, insulated open chamber and a support grid disposed within the chamber. The support grid is formed of divider bars and cross rails arranged in a pattern across the open chamber of the food bar to divide the opening into compartments for support of food containers and panel inserts. The divider bars have a substantially U-shaped cross section and have spaced apart openings along the top. The cross rails have a substantially U-shaped cross section and have ends which terminate in a downward flange adapted to be received in the openings of the divider bar. A clear panel of material is preferably suspended above the food bar to act as a "sneeze bar".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Argyle Campbell, Larry D. Maddux
  • Patent number: 5461971
    Abstract: An onion peeling device comprised of a shield having an open lower end and a rounded upper end. The open lower end has a slot formed therein extending upwardly therefrom. The slot has an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion has a width greater than the lower portion. The slot forms edges on opposing sides thereof. The shield is adapted to receive an onion within the open lower end thereof. The shield serves to protect a user's eyes from juices produced when slicing the onion. A rubber strip is secured to the edges of the slot of the shield. The rubber strip is adapted to secure a knife blade within the slot to be used on an onion within the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Cecil B. Brooks
  • Patent number: 5437502
    Abstract: A utility holder for storing and carrying a plurality of tools and the like. In the preferred embodiment, the utility holder includes a frame having a plurality of compartments. Removably stored within these compartments is a plurality of drawers for receiving the tools and other articles to be stored. A jacket substantially covers, and is removable from, the frame. This jacket is configured to form a cavity for placement upon the apex of a ladder or similar structure. The exterior surface of the jacket is mateable with each of the drawers. When the jacket is placed upon the apex of a ladder or similar structure, there is minimal danger that the jacket and the tools can fall to the ground. For further safety and convenience, a plurality of tool holders are attachable to the hanging device so that individual tools may be displayed and accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventors: John D. Warnick, Steve B. Hanners
  • Patent number: 5096274
    Abstract: A celluloid transparent cake cover, preferably disposable, that is to be placed over a circular or rectangularly shaped cake. The horizontal top of the cover contains a plurality of depressions that are intended to hold and support candles. A slotted groove is also provided in the horizontal top cover for containing and supporting known wax candle numerals. A number of aesthetically pleasing features are also incorporated including arched windows around the perimeter of the sidewalls of the cover and outward steps around the lower part of the sidewall. The cover is constructed with a plurality of adjacently placed perforations around the periphery of the lower sidewall on the same horizontal plane. The lower section of the sidewall may be torn away at these perforations to lower the total height of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Inventors: Antonio Fuschetto, Anthony Liberti
  • Patent number: 5020684
    Abstract: A nearly all-plastic food cover is described. It includes a pair of upright side panels resting upon a substantially horizontal base such a table or the like, and a pair of mirror image front and back L-shaped panels.The side panels each has a pair of oppositely canted, stops molded in its side wall. Each stop is equi-spaced about a working plane normal to both side panels and the horizontal base.Each L-shaped panel includes an upright, wall segment that rests upon the horizontal base in the closed position of the food cover, and a roof segment that is canted in mirror image fashion about a plastic spider hinge coincident with the working plane. The canted roof segments are designed to be supported upon the canted stops of the side panels in both the full closed and half-open positions of the food cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Warren Jow
  • Patent number: 4938688
    Abstract: A transparent plastic cover for cakes has a horizontal top and vertical sides. The top has indentations for holding candles vertically. The indentations are arranged in the form of two side-by-side rectangles with a central horizontal bar. When all the indentations are filled with candles, the number "88" is indicated. By selective filling of the indentations one can indicate any number between one and ninety-nine. The combined cake cover and candle holder permits decorating the cake with lighted candles representing a numerical celebration of a birthday, anniversary etc. The cake is protected from the candles and from the saliva from blowing out the candles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventor: Ethel Wexler
  • Patent number: 4934527
    Abstract: A multi-purpose stationery box set including a semi-spherical lower casing, an upper cover pivotally coupled to the semi-circular lower casing, an inner holder set disposed in the lower casing, a bottom block having a drawer and being connected to the lower casing at the bottom thereof. The inner holder is integrally formed therein by an injection molding process to provide a variety of spacings having different sizes and shapes for the convenient arrangement of various stationery accessories in an efficient way with minimized space consumption. By means of the professional design of the stationery box, an attractive outer appearance is provided. Thus, in addition to its multi-purpose usage, it is also very practical and can serve as a decorative ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Patent Master International Corp.
    Inventor: Teng L. Ho
  • Patent number: 4920760
    Abstract: A display booth wherein a support has a horizontal table beneath a light-transmitting dome which is movable up and down by a reversible electric motor so that it can afford or prevent access to goods which are displayed on the table and/or on one or more shelves on a tubular guide within the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventor: Horst Muhlack
  • Patent number: 4884966
    Abstract: Transparent plastic cover for cakes is rectangular in shape and is adjustable for rectanagular cakes of different sizes. The top has indentations to hold candles. Stand-offs are provided to raise the cover above the icing to prevent indentations from marring the icing. The indentations can be used to mark the top of the cake as a cutting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Ethel Wexler
  • Patent number: 4822118
    Abstract: A rotating pastel storage tabouret has a pyramidal compartmentalized storage tray for storing and organizing pastels. The storage tray is rotatably mounted on a supporting base. In a second embodiment, the storage tray is provided with a plurality of grooves for holding the pastels and a mechanism for adjusting the angle of the storage compartments. A removable lid having a sponge rubber lining is secured to the tabouret by a plurality of spaced resilient clips. In use, the rotating tabouret serves to organize and safely store a large number of artist's pastels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: James A. Watkins
  • Patent number: 4791244
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casing, particularly a junction box casing (1) for telecommunications engineering, consisting of a box-shaped base (24), a cover (9) to close this, and a packing ring (14). According to the invention, upper and lower guide elements (2, 25) are provided, each of which consist of a pin (8, 13) on the inner sides of the side walls (27) of the cover (9) and of a pin guide (36, 37) on the outer walls (26) of the base (24). The pin guides (36, 37) are inclined at an acute angle to the base surface (28) of the base (24) and are directed toward the rear wall (30) of the base (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Krone Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christa Taybl
  • Patent number: 4786120
    Abstract: An enclosure assembly for a keyboard, which is of compact configuration and provides protection for the keyboard during periods of non-use thereof. The keyboard enclosure assembly comprises a base member which is reposable on the keyboard to cover at least some of the marginal areas and peripheral surfaces thereof, and a cover member having on its bottom surfaces recess(es) positioned and configured to receive and closely overfit keys of the keyboard to retain the cover member in a substantially spatially fixed position, the cover member being cooperatively matable with the base member, so that the cover member and base member together enclose the keyboard over its top and peripheral surfaces. The enclosure assembly may be fabricated of any of a wide variety of materials to provide an aesthetic enhancement to the environment in which the keyboard is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Casica Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Sparks, Mark S. Ferguson, William C. Duke
  • Patent number: 4782665
    Abstract: A frosted condiment holder provided with a frosted plate having a plurality of openings for supporting individual condiment containers with the plate having a layer of frost formed thereon due to refrigerant lines positioned thereunder in heat exchange relating thereto and in adjacent relation to the openings. The portion of the plate receiving the condiment containers is recessed downwardly in relation to the periphery of the plate in order to maintain the product in the upper portion of the condiment containers in a desired low temperature condition. The present invention further includes a heating wire at the periphery of the frosted plate to prevent the frost from travelling over the edge of the frosted plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: John J. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 4750793
    Abstract: A display case having a base frame upon which is mounted a transparent enclosure and further including a floor panel for supporting an object to be displayed which interlocks with the base frame at different positions so that the supporting surface can be recessed at different levels within the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Rioux's Wildlife in Wood and Pewter
    Inventor: Robert A. Rioux, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4744490
    Abstract: A vending machine (20) comprises a housing (21) and a pair of product vending shelf units (24, 26) mounted within the housing (21) in vertically stacked relation. Each shelf unit has a front end higher than the rear end thereof. A product selection mechanism (29) is mounted within the housing (21) for actuation of each of the shelf units (24,26) to vend a product (90) forwardly therefrom in response to a customer selection. An anti-theft product delivery drawer assembly (31) is mounted below the lower shelf (26) within the housing (21) and receives the vended product in an inner stored position, and exposes the product for retrieval by the customer upon the customer pulling the drawer outwardly, a drawer cover plate (153) slidable outwardly over the drawer (151) as the drawer is pulled outwardly for preventing access to the interior of the vending machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Fawn Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Henry J. Albright, David R. Frerking
  • Patent number: 4744613
    Abstract: A combination tool box and stool that provides a self-contained multiple compartmentalized tool box configuration within an independent structural support case defining a stool independent of the tool box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Brantingham Design Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Brantingham, Robert Coffee
  • Patent number: 4741452
    Abstract: The combination of a domed cover for a container wherein the cover has an outwardly biased flange designed to flex inward to snap-lock disposition with an inwardly biased rim of the underlying container, and a skirt portion formed intermediate the flange and the walls of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: Ekco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Holzkopf
  • Patent number: 4705163
    Abstract: A cake holder uses an advantageous arrangement whereby flanges from the cover may be secured into slots in the base. The cover and base are each integral pieces of plastic. Resilience of the flanges on the cover causes them to press against a surface of handles which project out from the base so as to prevent the cover from becoming accidentally separated from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Inventor: Tracye V. James
  • Patent number: 4698707
    Abstract: A protective cover for electronical equipment such as a magnetic disk read-record unit includes a hinged cover element having sealing surfaces disposed on the edges thereof to prevent pollutants from being drawn into the electronic equipment, and also includes an actuator on the exterior of the cover which extends therethrough and cooperates with a mating element on the housing of the electronic equipment when said cover element is closed, to effect latching of the cover element in place and operation of the electronic equipment when said actuator is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: George Heys, Jr., Rex A. Aleshire, Harold J. Sampson
  • Patent number: 4611865
    Abstract: An improved display stand is disclosed which holds periodicals such as newspapers and magazines. The periodicals are placed on a bottom plate which is inside a U-shaped hood supported by a support which is inclined. A hinged lid is provided which can be easily opened and closed. The lid is kept shut by gravity. In addition, the angle at which the support is inclined prevents the periodicals from falling out of the display stand. The display stand is economical to construct and easy to fabricate because it is comprised of a minimum number of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan E. Daws
  • Patent number: 4600253
    Abstract: A combination storage, display and serving utensil with a base having two surfaces, the upper surface being provided with a central raised retaining portion and the under surface having supporting members spaced between the center and the edge of the base and with a bowl-like member having a closed end forming a shoulder, an open end and a sidewall therebetween. A raised knob is provided centrally of the shoulder on the bowl-like member. When the utensil is in its storage and display mode the edges around the open end of the bowl-like member surround the raised retaining portion of the base and when the components are mutually inverted and the utensil is in its serving mode, the shoulder on the closed end of the bowl-like member rests on the supporting members with the open end facing upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Phiraphol Pongsengsook
  • Patent number: 4600251
    Abstract: A rack for holding dental impression trays includes a rectangular block having apertures therein to receive the handles or tubes extending from the trays and to cantilever the trays from the rack. A paired arrangement of apertures can accommodate a tray having both a handle and tubes. A base supporting the rack upright has wells therein for holding water which, together with a dome enclosing the rack, provide a moist atmosphere for the impression material, where needed. The rack can be free-standing or wall-mounted. One embodiment of the rack adapted for wall-mounting can be inexpensively manufactured of plastic by extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: James B. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 4600247
    Abstract: The cover for an open front portion of a housing is slidable rearward to expose the open front portion, and has a pivotal front wall. The front wall has side walls connected to it, forming a front section, and is coupled to the housing and the rest of the cover such that the front section pivots to bring the front wall into a horizontal position during the first part of the rearward sliding movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Hermanus F. Einhaus
  • Patent number: 4580693
    Abstract: A closure device consisting of a screen for a refrigerator case such as an open-top chest or a display case. In its closed position, the device performs the function of a heat-insulating barrier against reheating by convection. In its open position, the device performs the function of a shield against reheating by radiation. The screen structure can be inflated with air or with a fluid having lower density than air. The device can thus be displaced with great ease and can be maintained in its open shielding position by a maximum number of two lightweight supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Etablissements Bonnet
    Inventor: Olivier Frechet
  • Patent number: 4572598
    Abstract: A self-serve type of salad bar for supermarkets and restaurants. The salad bar comprises a base which supports a table. The table supports a container for fruits and vegetables and for ice. A cover member is supported above the container by posts which are movable to an upper position to position the cover in an upper position to provide access to the container and the contents thereof. In its upper position, the cover serves as a shield to prevent contamination of the contents of the container. The posts and the cover are movable to a lower position in which the cover closely encloses the container and prevents access to the container. Readily adjustable support members support the posts in the upper position thereof and prevent accidental lowering of the posts and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Inventor: Franklin Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4546947
    Abstract: A cover and copyholder for a keyboard housing includes a planar cover body pivotally attached by one edge to a rear edge of the keyboard housing, and movable between a first position in which the cover body protectively overlies the keyboard as a dust cover, and a second position in which the cover body is supported in an upright position. A receptacle for supporting a paper is mounted on the underside of the cover body, the paper being placed in plain view when the cover is lifted into the second position. The cover mount is easily removed from the keyboard housing. A paper supporting extension may be raised from the free edge of the cover to support longer sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gesten
  • Patent number: 4545629
    Abstract: The specification discloses an apparatus for supporting and protecting a plurality of garbage cans which includes a base, a vertical post at the approximate center of the base, a structure for supporting the garbage cans which is free to rotate, and a plurality of rollers between the base and the support structure. In addition, a flexible mesh cover is demountably attached to the vertical post. The mesh cover includes hoops for holding its shape and facilitating removal of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Hackett
  • Patent number: 4511155
    Abstract: A one wheel trailer for a two-wheeled vehicle such as a motorcycle, or the like, is disclosed. The trailer includes a first and a second arm, each arm having a first and a second end. The first end of each arm is connected preferably to the site corresponding to a passenger footpeg of the two wheeled vehicle or the like. A rigid frame is secured adjacent the second end of each arm. A container is secured to the bulkhead and a spring biased suspension arm is pivotally connected to the bulkhead. A castor arm is mounted adjacent the distal end of the suspension arm enabling swivelling of the castor arm relative to the suspension arm. A wheel is rotatably mounted relative to the castor arm permitting the wheel to support the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Verl Fielding
    Inventor: Donald Galloway
  • Patent number: 4505078
    Abstract: A bedroom cabinet having a floor area at least approximately equal to an area of a bed and a height such that a user can erect the upper half of his body on the bed. This cabinet is composed of two layers, that is, an outer casing and an inner casing, the outer casing being divided into an upper casing and a lower casing, and a recess serving as an accommodating shelf for electric devices and a user's belongings is provided in the side wall of the inner casing so as to be projected outwardly. This projection of the recess is projected into a clearance between the outer casing and the inner casing, and the projection of the recess is formed so as not to be further projected from the outer periphery of the outer casing, the clearance being used as a wiring passage for electric devices and as vent passage for ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Inventor: Phil-yool Huh