Rarely considered, patents give us an extensive look into the design decisions made by manufacturers with each patent showcasing several pages of descriptions and illustrations. Better yet, patents provide a historical insight through their declared inventor, assignee and filing dates.
Each patent has been sorted by its manufacturer and given a brief description to explain its context. Additionally, a link provided to each patent’s US Patent and Trademark Office claim page for more information.
Patent Number 5984754
Unlike many battery powered candy pails produced by other manufacturers, Come Play Products opted to illuminate at least some of their candy pails with a patented glow stick holder in the center of the candy pail.View
Patent Number D388359
While patented, no blow molds have yet to been found matching this design. It is assumed, but unproven, that the design was never produced.
Unlike many of Donald Shaw’s other patents, Integrated Plastics Limited is not declared as the assignee.View