Patents Assigned to Rubbermaid Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10342346
    Abstract: A universal connector bracket including a bracket body, a first mounting feature defined by the bracket body, and a second mounting feature defined by the bracket body and distinct from the first mounting feature. The first mounting feature is structured and arranged to engage a horizontal support of a storage system. The second mounting feature is structured and arranged to engage a vertical support of a storage system. As such, the universal connector bracket can be coupled to one of the vertical or horizontal support, or can be coupled to both the vertical and horizontal support at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joshua M. Hansen, Edward Naguit Abante, Michael Defenbaugh, Steven Jay Muske, Jonathan David Klinger, Scott Loren Miller
  • Patent number: 10173826
    Abstract: A storage container for food and other items and a method of venting a storage container. The storage container may include a container body and a removable lid. The removable lid may include a flexible sealing lip that traverses the perimeter of a rigid central cover portion. At least one venting aperture may extend through the rigid central cover portion. Additionally, the storage container may include a latch moveable between a latched position and an unlatched position. The latch may include a gripping portion configured to grip a peripheral rim of the container body and a sealing portion configured to cover the venting aperture when the latch occupies the latched position. When the latch occupies the unlatched position, the sealing portion may uncover the venting aperture to permit venting of steam and other gases from within the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Sexton, Evan Allen Fulford, Gianna Lint
  • Patent number: 9902589
    Abstract: A winder accessory comprises a gripper assembly adapted to be releasably attached to a rail. A cord winder mechanism is supported on the gripper and comprises a spooling mechanism for winding a cord. The spool mechanism rotates on a rotating joint about a first axis of rotation relative to the gripper. The spooling mechanism may comprise a wireform. A detachable pivot joint may be provided between the cord winder mechanism and the gripper assembly that defines a second axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Jordan Lay, Robert J. Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9708108
    Abstract: A portable beverage container includes a base adapted to contain a liquid and a lid assembly that is removably coupled to the base. The lid assembly is reconfigurable between an open position, whereby a user can drink the liquid from the base at any portion along the circumference of the top of the lid assembly, and a closed position, whereby the liquid is substantially prevented from exiting the base, such that the lid assembly prevents accidental spilling or splashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert C Coon
  • Patent number: 9656191
    Abstract: A personal, portable drinking container has a bottle with a side wall, a closed bottom, a neck, a reservoir, and a top opening in the neck providing access to the reservoir. A cap is removably fitted on the neck to close the top opening. The bottle can have an annular formation in the side wall below the neck to prevent the neck from deforming when the bottle is squeezed. The side wall can have a pair of squeezable sides and a pair of opposed stiff sides below the annular formation, whereby the stiff sides help the bottle to rebound quickly after each squeeze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Hull, Larry T. McKinney, Jacob Connelly
  • Publication number: 20170081092
    Abstract: A portable beverage container includes a base adapted to contain a liquid and a lid assembly that is removably coupled to the base. The lid assembly is reconfigurable between an open position, whereby a user can drink the liquid from the base at any portion along the circumference of the top of the lid assembly, and a closed position, whereby the liquid is substantially prevented from exiting the base, such that the lid assembly prevents accidental spilling or splashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Gregory, Robert C. Coon
  • Patent number: 9555948
    Abstract: A double-walled, vacuum-insulated container is manufactured with a cured inside coating. To form the container, an inner liner is disposed in an outer body. The inner liner has an inner sidewall, an inner bottom, and an inner lip, and the outer body has an outer sidewall and an outer lip. The inner and outer lips are affixed together with an affixation or weld having a first melt point. A plenum is enclosed between the inner liner and the outer body by affixing an outer bottom to the outer body and creating a vacuum at least partially in the plenum using a seal having a second melt point. This second melt point can be about 450° C. and 500° C. The coating is painted to an inside surface of the inner liner, and the painted coating is cured with a temperature level at least below the first and second melt points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher P. Nemeth, Gunnar B. Olson, Brandon L. Stroud, Sichong Xia
  • Publication number: 20160332785
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a storage container for food and other items and a method of venting a storage container. The storage container may include a container body and a removable lid. The removable lid may include a flexible sealing lip that traverses the perimeter of a rigid central cover portion. At least one venting aperture may extend through the rigid central cover portion. Additionally, the storage container may include a latch moveable between a latched position and an unlatched position. The latch may include a gripping portion configured to grip a peripheral rim of the container body and a sealing portion configured to cover the venting aperture when the latch occupies the latched position. When the latch occupies the unlatched position, the sealing portion may uncover the venting aperture to permit venting of steam and other gases from within the storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Sexton, Evan Allen Fulford, Gianna Lint
  • Patent number: 9352877
    Abstract: A food storage container has a base with a bottom, a continuous side wall extending up from the bottom and terminating at an upper end, a storage space within the side wall above the bottom, and an open top. A lid of the container is configured to attach to and close off the open top. A tray of the container has a perforate panel and a tray foot. The tray can fit within the storage space with the tray foot resting on the bottom of the base and the perforate panel elevated above the bottom of the base. A connecting structure is carried in part on the lid, in part on the base, and in part on the tray and is configured so that the lid and the tray can be connected to one another and to the bottom under the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Brian Douglas Furlong
  • Patent number: D755459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Savannah Marie Erby
  • Patent number: D796266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William F. Croft, Evan Allen Fulford, William Hart, Gianna Lint
  • Patent number: D815500
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: John Kenneth Michie
  • Patent number: D815924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: William F. Croft, Evan Allen Fulford, William Hart, Gianna Lint
  • Patent number: D820634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventor: John Kenneth Michie
  • Patent number: D825325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Kathryn Maxwell, Kenneth W. Hull, Mitren Thakor, Greg Shoemaker, Timothy Pierzynski, Mark Alan Zavada
  • Patent number: D826005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Adrienne Walters Pennington, John Kenneth Michie, Alfredo David Carreno
  • Patent number: D830765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: William F. Croft, Evan Allen Fulford, William Hart, Gianna Lint
  • Patent number: D833211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: William F. Croft, Evan Allen Fulford, William Hart, Gianna Lint
  • Patent number: D837588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William F. Croft, Evan Allen Fulford, William Hart, Gianna Lint
  • Patent number: D859145
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Kathryn Maxwell, Kenneth W. Hull, Mitren Thakor, Greg Shoemaker, Timothy Pierzynski, Mark Alan Zavada