Patents by Inventor Edward W. Rider, Jr.

Edward W. Rider, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140138383
    Abstract: A tamper-evident container can include a base and a lid. Each of the base and the lid can include a flange having a free edge that defines at least a portion of an outermost perimeter of the base or lid, respectively. The lid can include a tab that has an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface and a weakened region that borders a portion of the tab. When the lid is coupled to the base in a closed pre-use configuration, the lower surface of the tab is accessible from a lateral side of the container. The tab can be separated from a neighboring portion of the lid flange along the weakened region yet remain coupled with the lid and assist in uncoupling the lid from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: GENPAK LLC
    Inventors: Christian D. Lisowy, Michael V. Warner, Brian S. Allers, Edward W. Rider, JR.
  • Patent number: 8381458
    Abstract: A vent baffle can be arranged so as to direct air near an underside of a roof. The vent baffle can feature bending structures, which can allow the vent baffle to transition from a substantially columnar orientation to a bent orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Genpak LLC
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Alex P. Augustin, Christian D. Lisowy, Steven M. Driesse
  • Patent number: 8322553
    Abstract: A container can include a base, a lid, and one or more vents. The lid can be removed from the base and can be reattached to the base. Moreover, when the lid is attached to the base, it can permit self-venting of the container. Pressure within the container can cause the lid to move relative to the base so as to open the vents while the lid remains coupled with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Genpak LLC
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Brian S. Allers, Michael V. Warner
  • Publication number: 20100146892
    Abstract: A vent baffle can be arranged so as to direct air near an underside of a roof. The vent baffle can feature bending structures, which can allow the vent baffle to transition from a substantially columnar orientation to a bent orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: GENPAK LLC
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, JR., Alex P. Augustin, Christian D. Lisowy, Steven M. Driesse
  • Publication number: 20100147848
    Abstract: A container can feature one or more venting regions that can be sealed when the container is in a first operational state and that can provide fluid communication between an interior volume of the container and an environment external to the container when the container is in a second operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: GENPAK LLC
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Brian S. Allers, Michael V. Warner
  • Patent number: 6102231
    Abstract: A container (e.g., for food) has a top portion, a bottom portion connected to the top portion by a hinge, and a closure opposite the hinge. The closure is a tab-and-slot type, with the tab curved in a direction away from the slot to encourage closing and discourage opening of the container. A beveled edge on the top surface serves as a designated pressure-application area for a user's thumb, assisting with opening and/or closing of the closure with one hand. Mating step-type peripheral flanges in the top and bottom slope upward from the hinge to the closure to create a multi-level seal that gets larger near the closure. The step shape of the top flange also helps create a channel in the top that catches any liquid spilled on the container, and barriers on either side of the closure in the channel discourage the liquid from entering the container through the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Genpak, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Brian S. Allers
  • Patent number: 5950854
    Abstract: A container (e.g., for food) has a top portion, a bottom portion connected to the top portion by a hinge, and a closure opposite the hinge. The closure is a tab-and-slot type, with the tab curved in a direction away from the slot to encourage closing and discourage opening of the container. A beveled edge on the top surface serves as a designated pressure-application area for a user's thumb, assisting with opening and/or closing of the closure with one hand. Mating step-type peripheral flanges in the top and bottom slope upward from the hinge to the closure to create a multi-level seal that gets larger near the closure. The step shape of the top flange also helps create a channel in the top that catches any liquid spilled on the container, and barriers on either side of the closure in the channel discourage the liquid from entering the container through the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Genpak, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Brian S. Allers
  • Patent number: 5906292
    Abstract: A formed plastic container having a cover portion and a bottom portion, also includes a latch. The latch has a projection extending out from the cover, and a locking flap extending out from the bottom that flexes to meet and hold the projection. In one embodiment, the projection includes a tab, and the locking flap includes a rib that lifts the flap above the tab when closed, in order to reduce the possibility of the tab coming away from the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Genpak, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5860549
    Abstract: A container for housing a food dish includes a receiving shell defining a first cavity and a cover shell that is releasably lockable to the receiving shell for providing a cover with a second cavity over the first cavity. The cover shell has side walls with inward projections for entrapping the food dish seated within the receiving shell when the cover shell is releasably locked to the receiving shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Genpak, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Allers, Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5817261
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for producing alkenyl aromatic foams utilizing a combination of atmospheric and organic gases as blowing agent, preferably using greater than 30% by weight of atmospheric gas, and preferably also using a predetermined about of a masterbatch mix comprising a styrenic polymer, a rubbery block copolymer, and a solid blowing agent. Also disclosed are alkenyl aromatic foams produced by the process which exhibit increased densities, increased thermoforming capabilities, increased post-expansion properties, and increased retainment of the atmospheric and organic gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignees: Reedy International Corp., Genpak Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Reedy, Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5762231
    Abstract: A tabless container closure for a compartmentalized container with a cover and a base. The cover includes a sidewall and a rim coupled thereto. The rim has a depression that fits within an opening in a sidewall of the base. The rim depression and opening provide a snap-fit closure to releasably connect the cover and base. In a second aspect, the compartments of the container are closed off from one another such that the contents of a given compartment substantially remain therein, even after a perturbation of the container. In a third aspect, a divider separating the compartments is bowed to enhance the structural integrity of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Genpak Corporation
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Alex Augustin
  • Patent number: 5758794
    Abstract: A container closure for a container with a cover and a base. The cover includes a sidewall and a rim coupled to the sidewall. The rim includes a depression that takes the place of a male closure component. The base includes a sidewall and an opening in the sidewall for receiving the rim depression. The rim depression and receiving opening provide a snap-fit closure to releasably connect the cover and base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Genpak Corporation
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Alex Augustin
  • Patent number: 5652277
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for producing alkenyl aromatic foams utilizing a combination of atmospheric and organic gases as blowing agent, preferably using greater than 30% by weight of atmospheric gas, and preferably also using a predetermined about of a masterbatch mix comprising a styrenic polymer, a rubbery block copolymer, and a solid blowing agent. Also disclosed are alkenyl aromatic foams produced by the process which exhibit increased densities, increased thermoforming capabilities, increased post-expansion properties, and increased retainment of the atmospheric and organic gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignees: Reedy International Corporation, GenPak Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Reedy, Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE38993
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for producing alkenyl aromatic foams utilizing a combination of atmospheric and organic gases as blowing agent, preferably using greater than 30% by weight of atmospheric gas, and preferably also using a predetermined about of a masterbatch mix comprising a styrenic polymer, a rubbery block copolymer, and a solid blowing agent. Also disclosed are alkenyl aromatic foams produced by the process which exhibit increased densities, increased thermoforming capabilities, increased post-expansion properties, and increased retainment of the atmospheric and organic gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignees: Reedy International Corporation, Genpak Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Reedy, Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: D573466
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: KFC Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Josef White, Edward W. Rider, Jr., Brian Scott Allers
  • Patent number: D380648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Genpak Corporation
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Glenn Josef White
  • Patent number: D645342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Genpak LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Allers, James J. Reilly, Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: D645343
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Genpak LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Allers, James J. Reilly, Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: D657237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Genpak LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Allers, James J. Reilly, Edward W. Rider, Jr.
  • Patent number: D664841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Genpak LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Allers, James J. Reilly, Edward W. Rider, Jr.