Patents Examined by Madison L Poos
  • Patent number: 10351318
    Abstract: A lid for a container is described. The lid has a basin that is designed to enhance the user's olfactory experience when drinking a beverage from the container and lid. As the user tilts the container and lid to take a drink, the beverage pours through an opening on the basin valley and flows across a sipping surface area to the user's mouth, thus allowing the beverage to aerate, evaporate, and cool. The basin is sized and dimensioned to channel and concentrate the vapor rising from the beverage towards the user's nose as the user sips the beverage. The basin and the opening are sized and dimensioned to provide a comfortable and secure feeling when drinking hot beverages. In this manner, the lid enhances the drinker's olfactory experience and provides better controllability of the flow of a hot beverage to prevent burn injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Harl-Bella Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel Lincoln Brannock
  • Patent number: 10328745
    Abstract: An artist's container having a bottom wall and a peripheral wall of non-uniform height surrounding the bottom wall. The peripheral wall defines a footprint of the container when viewed from the top. The container includes one or more interior walls positioned within the footprint of the container to divide the interior into a plurality of storage compartments. The container also includes a plurality of support posts. The plurality of support posts extend to varied heights above the bottom wall such that an imaginary support plane is collectively defined by the tops of the plurality of support posts. The support plane is inclined relative to the bottom wall and is configured to support an artist's palette near the edges of the palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Be ArtSmart, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Charles D. John, Richard W. Chatham
  • Patent number: 10314377
    Abstract: A soft-sided insulated container assembly has a generally box-shaped form like a school lunch box, having a main body and a lid. The lid is formed of one of the largest panels of the box-structure, and is joined to the main body of the box by a hinge that lets the lid lie flat next to the main body when the box is open. The inside face of the lid then defines a work surface on which to place objects such as foodstuffs and beverages. The work surface may be formed in a substantially rigid molded stiffener member, and may be divided into sub-regions with raised retainers to discourage sliding of objects where not precisely level. The container assembly may include a rigid internal liner with which the lid may mate zipperlessly. The mating portion of the lid may be formed in the same rigid member as the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Rick Stephens
  • Patent number: 10279982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container assembly for liquids, such as beverages and oils, comprising a container, chimes and a valve assembly for feeding a propellant to and dispensing the liquid from the container. A portion of the assembly has a polygonal cross-section, which cross-section at least partially circumscribes the cross-section(s) of the remainder of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EUROKEG B.V.
    Inventor: Hubert Joseph Frans Hanssen
  • Patent number: 10273063
    Abstract: A container closure device (20) for a container (10), in particular for a beverage can (10), comprises a lid (30) having an upper face (31), a lower face (32), and an opening (33). The container closure device (20) further comprises a closure (50) having a closure part (51) for opening and closing the opening (33) and an operating device (40) for actuating the closure part (51). The closure part (51) is arranged on the lower face (32) so as to be pivotable about a first axis (A) which extends substantially parallel to the lower face (32). The operating device (40) is arranged on the closure part (51) so as to be rotatable about a second axis (B) and be rotatable from a first position (S1) into a second position (S2). The opening (33) can be closed by rotating the operating device (40) into the first position (S1) and can be opened by rotating the operating device (40) into the second position (S2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: can2close GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schandl
  • Patent number: 10271671
    Abstract: A beverage container lid for dispersing heat includes a cover portion having an inlet opening and forming a dispensing spout. The dispensing spout has one or more dispensing sides that rise upwardly from the cover and form a mixing chamber with a dispensing opening and fluidly connected to the inlet opening. The dispensing sides have one or more side perforations for allowing air to enter the mixing chamber. At least some of the beverage contained in an interior chamber of a cup is drawn into the inlet opening, mixed with air in the mixing chamber, and dispensed by the dispensing opening such that the at least some of the beverage has a lower temperature than the beverage contained in the interior chamber of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Chaudhary M. Ramzan
  • Patent number: 10273062
    Abstract: A lid apparatus for a multi-chambered container. The lid apparatus has a top-lid that is hingedly attached to a bottom-cap. The top-lid includes one or more openings for fluid filling multiple passages that extend from the bottom-cap. A lower bottom-cap includes welding features for welding to the multi-chambered container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cepheid
    Inventor: Paul Jordan
  • Patent number: 10273038
    Abstract: Overpack drum assemblies are disclosed. The overpack drum assemblies include a container base and a lid that may be securely closed on the base within a range of acceptable closure positions that may be visually indicated. The lid may include at least one leverage bracket for receiving a bar or other leverage tool that facilitates tightening and loosening of the lid. The container base may include at least one indented anti-rotation notch to help secure the container base against rotation during tightening or loosening of the lid. An anti-rotation fixture may be used to resist rotation of the container base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: New Pig Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Diminick, R. Douglas Evans, Jr., Robert J. Starr
  • Patent number: 10220980
    Abstract: A hands free popcorn bucket for removably mounting in a recess of a cup holder. An upper container is joined to a hollow base that is extended into the cup holder recess. A rim is formed at the bottom of the upper container preventing the bucket from rocking back and forth when resting atop an arm of a chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher W. Randazzo
  • Patent number: 10201218
    Abstract: A receptacle including a wall portion extending from a bottom surface to a rim, the rim having an internal lip extending around the rim, wherein the wall portion includes at least one recessed area to accommodate a side of a user when the user is carrying the receptacle, a first handle operably attached to the receptacle, and a second handle operably attached to the receptacle, wherein the first handle and the second handle releasably engage each other to form a single carrying handle, is provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Perlik
  • Patent number: 10202221
    Abstract: Container (1) made of plastic material comprising a body (2) and a petaloid bottom (3) extending the body (2), the bottom (3) comprising a bottom wall (4) that is generally convex towards the exterior, from which feet (5) protrude that are formed by excrescences, the feet being separated side by side by portions of the bottom wall forming hollow valleys (13) that extend radially from a central zone (6) of the bottom to a periphery (7) of the bottom, characterized in that each valley (13) widens out from the central zone (6) towards the periphery (7) and has a concave portion (15) located near the periphery (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 10195111
    Abstract: A container for pharmaceutical preparations includes a base body. The container has at least one first holding element embodied such that it can work together with a corresponding second holding element of a holding device for the container in order to hold the base body securely on the holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim Glocker, Tilman Roedle
  • Patent number: 10195781
    Abstract: Provided is a container that includes a top having an opening configured to receive a product. The container also includes a bottom adjoining a sidewall that extends to the top of the container and a flexible panel disposed on the bottom and having a plurality of surfaces that each extend radially around a longitudinal axis of the container. One of the plurality of surfaces comprises a downward ramp that extends away from the top of the container when moving radially inward along the downward ramp and another of the surfaces comprises an upward ramp that extends toward the top of the container when moving radially inward along the upward ramp. The surfaces may include dimples protruding inward from the outer surface of the container that have an interlocking pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Doug Dygert, Dan Gamber, Doug Woodring
  • Patent number: 10190310
    Abstract: A storage unit which is substantially water proof is provided. The storage unit may comprise a shell having lower edges which mate into a groove formed in a top surface of a base to provide a substantially waterproof barrier therebetween. The junction between the lower edge of the side walls and the first groove may be sealed with a water proof sealant. A front side wall of the shell may have an aperture therethrough to allow users to move items into and out of the storage unit. A door may be attached to the storage unit to prevent water from entering into the storage unit through the aperture. Moreover, a lower edge of the door body may be inserted into a second groove formed in the top surface of the base to prevent water from entering into the storage unit from under the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Duffield Marine, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Duffield
  • Patent number: 10165849
    Abstract: A collapsible, reusable drinking container is provided having a first opening suitable for pouring and filling, a second opening for accessing the interior of the container for cleaning, and a flexible straw for drinking the contents while the container is held in an upright position. The first opening is reversibly sealed with a cap, the second opening with an interlocking ridge and groove fastener, and the straw is reversibly sealed using a plug, a cap, a push-pull cap, a reversibly discontinuous portion of the straw, or an element for reversibly kinking the straw. The straw is attached to the container wall, to the cap for sealing the first opening, or to the fastening strip for sealing the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Arianna Chen
  • Lid
    Patent number: 10167117
    Abstract: A lid is provided for covering or sealing a cup by engaging a rim flange of the cup. The lid includes a top portion and an annular side plate which extends downwardly from periphery of the top portion. The plate is formed with a hole. An engagement plate is disposed on the side plate. A bottom edge of the engagement plate is connected to the plate. A top edge of the engagement plate stretches upwardly along the hole, so that the engagement plate is located in the hole. The plates are flexible. As such, the engagement plate can be pressed and bent inwardly when the lid covers a cup. The engagement plate would then engage with the rim flange of the cup so as to enhance engagement of the lid and the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Ching-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 10159367
    Abstract: A container lid is disclosed that accepts a snap-on container. The lid includes a continuous outer coupling trough for attachment to the open top of a beverage container where the trough circumscribes a footprint of the container lid. A straw-hole planar surface is disposed within the footprint, the straw-hole planar surface is adjacent to the outer coupling trough and a hole for drinking a liquid in the container extends through the straw-hole planar surface. A riser wall extends away from the straw-hole planar surface and defines a first planar surface above the straw-hole planar surface. A sip hole extends through the first planar surface. A food container coupling wall connects to the first planar surface and extends from the first planar surface to a position lower than the first planar surface and a food container coupling bottom connected to the food container coupling wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10150588
    Abstract: A panel for a container includes an outer edge to be connected to the container and a tab connected to the panel. The tab has a rear tab part for gripping by a user and a front tab part for engagement with the panel and forming an opening in the panel. The panel is provided with deformation means which structurally deform upon a transition of the panel into a convex shape and which locked in the deformed state urge the panel to a substantially flat or concave shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ardagh MP Group Netherlands B.V.
    Inventor: Fabrice Leboucher
  • Patent number: 10124935
    Abstract: An open ended container and lid combination provides a tamper indicator with a lid and container combination which can be pushed on by a manufacture and then the tamper indicator removed to allow the lid to be unscrewed relative to the container, while also still being able to be screwed back to a closed, and possibly sealed configuration. Two possible seals may be used comprising a seal against an interior surface of an upwardly extending wall of the container and an extension/groove combination of the lid and container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Glenn H. Morris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10124937
    Abstract: A lid assembly for connecting with an associated drinking cup includes a cover and a cap. The cover is configured to attach with the associated drinking cup for covering an open top of the associated drinking cup. The cover is formed of a soft, flexible material and includes an integrally molded spout and an integrally molded cap mount. The cap is configured to connect with the cap mount for pivotal movement with respect to the cover about a pivot axis. With the cap connected to the cap mount, the cap is moveable between an open position where the spout is accessible to be received inside a person's mouth and a closed position where the cap covers the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventor: Joshua P. Wiesman