Pocket Patents (Class 4/259)
  • Patent number: 9724273
    Abstract: A portable spittoon device for cleanly containing spit from chewing tobacco in a portable container. The device includes a bottom wall and a perimeter wall defining an interior space. A funnel having an open top end and an open bottom end is couplable to the perimeter wall such that the funnel extends downwardly from an opening into the interior space. The funnel extends away from the perimeter wall wherein the funnel is configured for inhibiting spit within the interior space from passing back out through the opening. A lid is couplable to the funnel such that the interior space is enclosed and sealed by the funnel and the lid preventing spit in the interior space from passing out of the interior space. A base wall may define a compartment under the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Andre Brown
  • Patent number: 9113850
    Abstract: A device for collecting oral fluid includes a mouthpiece with a fluid inlet connected to a collection chamber. The collection chamber includes a collecting vessel, a venting outlet, and an access port. The venting outlet may be covered by a liquid-impervious or resistant membrane, such as a hydrophobic membrane, and the access port is suitable for removing some or all of the collected fluid. This arrangement allows a saliva donor to continuously spit saliva and blow air into the closed collection chamber, without pressure build-up in the collection chamber, and without the need for the donor to release from the device until the desired oral fluid volume is collected. A valve, including a check valve may be in the saliva flow stream and baffles and structure creating a tortuous path may be utilized to keep saliva away from the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Reflex Medical Corp.
    Inventor: James G. Skakoon
  • Publication number: 20070277299
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to smokeless tobacco, and more specifically, to systems and methods for the use and storage of smokeless tobacco. In one embodiment, the invention includes a spittoon that includes a spittoon bucket and a spittoon cap. The spittoon cap is configured to be coupled to the spittoon bucket and the spittoon cap includes a tube, a first cap lip and a second cap lip. Additionally, the first cap lip and the second cap lip define a cap cavity, which is configured to hold a smokeless tobacco can. Furthermore, the tube is configured to provide a passage that allows matter to pass through the tube and be contained within the spittoon bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Rick James Kroon
  • Patent number: 7066322
    Abstract: A beverage cup having a detachable saliva reservoir so that a user may enjoy a beverage and smokeless tobacco products simultaneously. The cup has a saliva conduit running from its upper extremity down to a saliva reservoir which screws on the bottom. The upper portion of the conduit is formed into a mouthpiece which allows the user to easily deposit the saliva without the risk of it contaminating the contents of the cup. The beverage within the cup and the saliva reservoir are separated by an internal bulkhead. Cleaning is facilitated by the fact that the reservoir screws off the bottom. Both the cup and the reservoir can then be placed in a dishwasher or washed by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Christopher A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 6718563
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel and unique spill proof portable spittoon cup device. The device is comprised of a cup like container and a snap-on lid. The container includes an open top and a closed bottom. The closed bottom of the cup also features a separate storage component for snuff or the like. In addition, the device of the present invention is comprised of a separate snap-on lid. The snap-on lid is formed to be removably secure the lid to the top of the cup like container and incorporates a folding spout which passes therethrough and into the cup like container. A check valve float on the cup like container located on the container side of the snap-on lid is designed and configured to allow fluid into the cup while also providing for air to be relieved out through the check valve float.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: John B. Kreiensieck
  • Patent number: 6507957
    Abstract: A portable container device for providing a user with a portable receptacle for spitting tobacco juice. The portable container device includes a housing that has a bottom wall, a top wall, and a peripheral wall that extends between the top and bottom walls. A slot extends through the top wall and opens into an interior of the housing. A door is selectively positionable between an open position opening the second portion and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Inventor: Michael P. Ingram
  • Patent number: 5832543
    Abstract: A disposable portable pocket spittoon comprising a container having a top access opening. A means for selectively closing and opening the container is connected to the container. A fill funnel is inserted through the top open end and suspended within the container in order to direct spittle within the container. An absorbent material is retained within the container to immediately absorb a tobacco chewer's expectorate and which will not release the expectorate. This spittoon is intended to be used with only one hand and permit concealment of the container in a tobacco chewer's pocket with out spilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Bossmere Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrick F. Bosserman
  • Patent number: 5641117
    Abstract: A foldable hand-held container includes a generally frusto-conical body formed from a single sheet of foldable material having two opposed inner wall members and two opposed outer wall members each having a plurality of panels defined by a plurality of diverging, equidistant fold lines. The container may be lined with a superabsorbent material to allow the container to be used as a cuspidor. A method for forming such a container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Inventors: James Joseph Barker, Charles A. Walker, III, Denise Walker, Ralph E. Barker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5396664
    Abstract: A portable cuspidor includes a spittle container, a removable funnel section and a cap. A reservoir cap may be used for the storage of tobacco or the like. The removable funnel section is partially suspended within the container by frictionally engaging the inside surface of the spittle container and protruding beyond the periphery of said spittle container remaining within the profile of spittle container providing a streamline cuspidor which is easily portable and which may be placed within the user's pocket. The cap nestles against the outside surface of spittle container for enclosing the interior of spittle container and restricting the outflow of spittle from the spittle container and funnel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: J. Donald King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4885809
    Abstract: The portable pocket spittoon is a flesh colored bottle shaped object made with FDA approved plastic material. It will be manufactured by using the blow molding method, currently used in making other similar plastic objects.The portable pocket spittoon has an original and unique hand grip design that projects a completely different profile from anything on today's market. The lid is hinged to help prevent dropping and spilling it. Due to the hand grip and hinged lid, the tobacco chewer can use it to spit into periodically during the course of a chew.The portable pocket spittoon is intended to be used with one hand. Its purpose is to permit the tobacco chewer to accomplish what has been very difficult to do in the past. It will permit the chewer to chew very discreetly and eliminate the unsightly viewing of a person spewing tobacco juice openly.As stated eariler, two objects defined in the dictionary describe the portable pocket spittoon. Those objects are, the "bottle" and the "spittoon".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Charles H. Muchmore
  • Patent number: 4628547
    Abstract: The present invention is a pocket cuspidor which is simple, sanitary and convenient for containerizing oral secretions. Tobacco juice, spitum and other oral secretions are expectorated through a mouthpiece into a small portable container. Pressing a thumb tab simultaneously opens a mouthpiece valve and a vent valve, allowing spitum to enter the container and air, displaced by spitum, to escape. Releasing the thumb tab closes both valves, sealing the container. The small sealed container may be carried conveniently in clothing and handbags. The apparatus includes a container and removable top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Inventor: Walter D. Baker
  • Patent number: 4503572
    Abstract: A disposable apparatus for disposal of spittle is disclosed which includes a receptacle having a top and a base. A lid including a disk-shaped member having an aperture of selected diameter disposed therethrough is attached by a channel member which is adapted to expand outwardly to allow passage of a lip of a receptable into the channel to secure the lid to the receptacle. A hollow truncated conical section extends from the lid into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: Spit Pit, Inc.
    Inventor: Patricia S. Dawson
  • Patent number: 4162547
    Abstract: An improved pocket cuspidor is provided which preferably includes a cooperating three component system. The first component is a mouthpiece provided with a disposable waterproof flexible bag releasably secured thereto. The first component is arranged within the second component which is a first waterproof container. The second component and the first component carried thereby, in turn, are arranged within the third component, which is a second waterproof container preferably conforming in size and shape to the pocket of a garment worn by the user of the cuspidor. A cover including a stopper for the mouthpiece opening, is provided which is hingedly attached to the first container and is releasably secured to the second container when the stopper is in liquid sealing engagement with the mouthpiece opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Inventor: Allen N. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D304108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Inventor: Mark R. Lange