Covered Patents (Class 4/267)
  • 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: 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: 5647670
    Abstract: A containment system is described which is useful for the containment of bodily fluids, such as emesis or urine. The fluid containment system is a flexible polymeric bag, preferably polyethylene, of unitary construction having a closed end and a large, normally open, reinforced, "fish mouth" open end through which fluid is introduced into the bag, the reinforced open end having a press and seal closure mechanism. In one embodiment, a strap secures the bag, which is normally in the open or receiving position, around the neck of a person. In another embodiment, straps secure the bag to a belt or belt loops for the collection of urine. In operation, the bag is affixed to the body with a strap which is attached to the (normally open) end of the bag. If the bag is to be used for the collection of emesis, the strap is hung around the neck and dimensioned to position the bag below the chin. The open end of the bag is normally open to receive fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Angel Iscovich
  • 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: 5325546
    Abstract: A spittoon comprising a receptacle and a sleeve. The receptacle includes a handle intended to be grasped by a user when transporting the same. The receptacle matingly engages the sleeve to form a seal therebetween. The sleeve is disposed substantially interiorly of the receptacle and comprises a drain hole and a drain plug received by the drain hole. The drain hole is located in a sidewall of the sleeve adjacent the open upper end thereof so as to permit the contents within the receptacle to be drained from the receptacle. The drain plug is removably received by the drain hole to block the drain hole and prevent the contents of the receptacle from passing therethrough. The sleeve is configured to provide a restrictive passage for spittle or saliva to enter into the receptacle and to form a liquid trap to resist spilling of the same from the receptacle. A cover is releasably attachable to the receptacle to seal the receptacle to prevent the contents therein from escaping therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Inventor: Norman B. Setliff
  • Patent number: 4771486
    Abstract: A sputum sampling device having capability for sputum-saliva separation, the device comprising a substantially circular cup having a wall portion which tapers inwardly from top to bottom, a separation plate having a substantially elliptical planar confiuration, the major and minor axis of the plate being dimensioned to allow insertion of the plate down into the cup at a slant to position the lower portion of the plate a distance above the bottom of the cup, a plurality of apertures formed in the lower portion of the plate to provide saliva drainage ports, and an upper portion of the plate comprising a roughened textured surface for retracting and holding sputum in position for recovery in order to obtain a sensory and microbiological examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventors: Charles N. Gutierrez, David Vigil
  • Patent number: 4768238
    Abstract: This patent relates to a bifurcated vessel for the collection of saliva comprising:(a) a receptacle open at one end and divided into two chambers for holding liquid;(b) an open edge portion angularly disposed integral with one of said chambers to constitute a flared funnel to said chamber; and(c) a second open edge portion angularly disposed to and integral with the other of said two chambers to constitute a flared funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Interstate Drug Exchange
    Inventors: Israel Kleinberg, Leo M. Sreebny