For Container Patents (Class 16/425)
  • Patent number: 10823485
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a case body, an outer door, and an inner door disposed in front of the outer door. The outer door has a front door panel that forms a facade of the outer door. The front door panel includes a cover portion, and the cover portion projects, along a length or width direction, out of a heat-insulation portion that is of the outer door and that is configured to seal the opening. The outer door further includes a protecting plate, connected to a rear surface of the cover portion and faces the inner door. The refrigerator is provided with a good appearance on the premise that good cooperation between the inner door and the outer door is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ping Lv, Chuan Zhang, Yaoguo Xu
  • Patent number: 10772469
    Abstract: A removable cookware handle is disclosed for connection to a piece of cookware. The removable cookware handle can attach to an attachment member that is secured to the cookware piece. To facilitate locking and unlocking of the attachment member to the removable cookware handle, a plurality of button mechanism are present on the housing of the removable cookware handle. A first button mechanism of the plurality of button mechanisms is slidable in a longitudinal direction while the second button mechanism is depressible in a lateral direction. When unlocking the removable cookware handle from the attachment member, a user may depress the second button and manipulate the first button backward to allow the attachment member to be released from a locking cavity within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: William A. Bucklew, Michael R. Mastroianni
  • Patent number: 10557639
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dehumidifier which has an improved structure capable of improving a user convenience of a water container. The dehumidifier includes a main body including an inlet port and an outlet port, a heat exchanger which exchanges heat with air introduced through the inlet port and a water container which accommodates condensate and is separately coupled to the main body in a sliding manner. The water container includes a handle rotatably coupled to the water container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Chul Ahn, Sang Ki Yoon, Ha Young Yoon, Kwon Jin Kim, Nak Hyun Kim, Young Hoon Kim, Kang Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 9988825
    Abstract: A clip includes a body, a tab, and a tang. The body may be configured to act as a spring. The tab extends upward from the body. The tang extends downwardly from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Dwayne Scott Parks
  • Patent number: 9928387
    Abstract: The present invention is a self contained, portable security case or container. The case is secure in its locked condition by locks which are preferably operated by an electronic key. The electronic key can be programmed to open the case or container dependent upon various different conditions, for example, location, time, identification of operator, etc. In addition to the electronic key, a biometric identification device can be employed. The exterior of the case or container is made from different materials which are impermeable and resistant to heat, drilling and ballistic impact. A GPS type of location device located within the case enables the case to be tracked from remote locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Charles Hallinan
    Inventor: Anthony T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 9872578
    Abstract: A holder for round objects for everyday use, such as bottles, plates, bowls, dishes, and the like with a positioning plate and two approximately semicircularly curved holder plates. The holder plates can be brought from an open insertion position into a closed holding position and enclose the objects placed on the positioning plate. By means of a special embodiment of the positioning plate and the novel embodiment of the rotary support of the holder plates, a unit is created that is closed in the holding position, in which the objects placed in it are unequivocally fixed and secured on the positioning plate, so that the unit can be transported and set up again at a different location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Wolfgang Held
  • Patent number: 9788680
    Abstract: A cookware immersion device used in conjunction with a cooking pot having an upstanding wall thereabout with an open top to receive cooking liquid and food items therein. The device comprises a structure inserted within the open top of the cooking pot to press the food items down within the cooking fluid. A mechanism is for locking the structure in place against an inner surface of the wall of the cooking pot, so as to retain all of the food items within the cooking liquid in the cooking pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: John Giugliano
  • Patent number: 9592601
    Abstract: A handle having ergonomic and heat dissipation properties. For example, the handle can include a cross section that is concave in a first direction at a position closest to a body to which the handle is attached, and concave in a second direction opposite the first direction at a position closest to the user's hand, opposite the body. The handle can include a base with a surface wider and taller than an extension coupled to the base, so that the handle can act as a heat sink and dissipate heat that would otherwise burn a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Columbian Home Products, LLC
    Inventors: Delvin Ryan, Lorenzo Porcelli
  • Patent number: 9346595
    Abstract: A cap for a bottle containing a cosmetic reservoir is cylindrical (not necessarily radially symmetric) and defines an inner volume containing at least one reservoir for cosmetics, the reservoir being accessible when the lid is opened and inaccessible when the lid is closed. The reservoir is refillable and can be a removable tray. The reservoir can be defined by a central wall dividing the reservoir into two or more cosmetic reservoirs. In another embodiment, two or more trays of cosmetics can be stacked, one upon the other. A method for carrying and dispensing cosmetics within a cap for a bottle includes opening the lid and filling a cosmetic reservoir within the cap with a cosmetic; opening the lid to access and remove a portion of the cosmetic from the reservoir; and applying the cosmetic and closing the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Tali Corp.
    Inventors: Tal Soltz, Imraan Aziz, Thomas E. King, Michael J. Strasser
  • Patent number: 9277836
    Abstract: A cookware assembly or set comprising or including at least one cookware vessel of a substantially square peripheral exterior and interior form when viewed in plan, wherein the vessel has an attachment location on at least one of the four sides, the attachment location being a relief in the vessel's rim suitable for handle engagement, and a handle selectively engageable at the or any one of the attachment locations, the handle with both proximal and distal end regions having a pair of jaw elements at the proximal region for facilitating engagement to an attachment location such that a first jaw of the jaw pair locates substantially inside the vessel and a second jaw of the jaw pair locates substantially outside of the vessel, and a lid able to fit on the cookware vessel and to close, or at least substantially close, the cookware vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: AGD HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Graham Robert Brett Dalton, David Moodie
  • Patent number: 9092012
    Abstract: A sleeve for use in an assembly for coupling a wristworn device to a first end of a strap. The sleeve has a first end dimensioned to be received in the recess in the inner face of the first lug of a wristworn device, an inner cavity dimensioned to receive therein the first end of a conventional spring bar, and a retractor coupled to the sleeve for urging the first end of the spring bar towards the second end of the spring bar. The second end of the spring bar is coupled to the second lug, the spring bar is coupled to the strap, the first end of the spring bar is positioned in the inner cavity of the sleeve and the first end of the sleeve is coupled to the first lug. A removable retractor for use with a spring bar, which allows for the use of a plurality of spring bars and therefore, lends itself to widespread use and retrofitting of an assembly that couples a strap to a wristworn device, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Timex Group USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Dornhege
  • Patent number: 9021662
    Abstract: Handle for an object includes a member for grasping with a hand. The member has a lower opening for passage or accommodation of fingers and a web or palm of the hand, and an upper opening for passage or accommodation of a thumb of the hand. A strap may be attached to the member for embracing and securing the object. The strap can include a band portion having a tension buffer segment, and a band lock. The handle can be found in combination with the object, for example, a metal paint can, say, a one-gallon metal paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Jones
  • Patent number: 9016515
    Abstract: A removable handle assembly for a cooking vessel a gripping body, a front end of which forms a flared jaw. The flared jaw has projections adapted to clamp the wall of a vessel. The projections are substantially linear in shape in directions that intersect in front of the gripping body. A flared mobile jaw is mounted on the gripping body to rotate about a first axis between a release position and a clamping position. The flared jaw has two projections (504) of substantially linear shape in directions that intersect in front of the gripping body. An actuating lever mounted on the gripping body rotates about a second axis between a deployed position and a retracted position. A mechanism actuated by the actuating lever locks the mobile jaw in the clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amefa France SA
    Inventors: Bernard LaFleur, Luc Josancy
  • Patent number: 9010558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bottle container with a handle. A mounting projecting portion is provided on the bottle body, and a handle member is provided with a mounting hole which allows the mounting projecting portion to be inserted thereinto, and a handle portion which extends from the mounting portion, and is mounted on the bottle body by inserting the mounting projecting portion into the mounting hole, and then rotating the mounting projecting portion relative to the bottle body. The bottle body is provided with a rotation preventing member which accommodates the handle portion to prevent the relative rotation of the bottle body and the handle member in a state where the handle member has been mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Kakuta, Takao Ilzuka
  • Patent number: 8915396
    Abstract: A grip device has an element that can be moved in relation to fixed element between an open position and a closed position in which the two elements are adapted in such a way as to grip a wall, a displacement device which enables the displacement of the mobile element and the adjustment of the distance separating the two elements in a closed position to the thickness of the gripped wall, and a blocking device, which are adapted in such a way as to immobilize the mobile element in the adjusted closed position. The blocking device can be moved between a release position and a blocking position in which they immobilize the mobile element by friction in the adjusted closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventor: Christophe Lorthioir
  • Patent number: 8870252
    Abstract: A detachable handle for holding or carrying a paint can or other similar container having a bail provides multiple handgrip positions to allow full access to the opening of the container, while allowing for distortion of the bail. The design may accept containers of varying sizes and shapes and requires a minimum number of steps and effort to secure the device to the container. A detachable handle according to the invention may remain secured to the container when not actively in use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Dustin Pratho
  • Patent number: 8857657
    Abstract: An article of cookware has a hollow outward extending handle that is subdivided into a flange, a tubular or hollow grip portion and a terminal portion that seals the grip portion. The terminal portion is also hollow, but has a downward facing aperture to facilitate storage in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventor: Robert A. Rae
  • Patent number: 8839491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a handle assembly for an airtight container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yong Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20140265397
    Abstract: An apparatus for closing opened packaging includes a base having an upper surface and a lower surface, a strap attached to the base, and two complementary handle sections attached to the base. The handle sections extend upwardly from the upper surface of the base, and together form a grippable handle. A space exists between the handle sections to receive the strap therethrough. The handle sections can be releasably attached to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Bag-Straps, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Shepherd, Heyward A. Moore, Juan Carlos Perez
  • Publication number: 20140189981
    Abstract: A baby bottle holder, that fits a shoulder of a bottle body, that prevents slipping, is easily holdable, and has thermally-insulating grips to facilitate preparation of milk, is made of a thermally-insulating and flexible elastic member, and integrally includes a tubular cover and a conical cover therebelow covering the shoulder of the bottle body, and a tongue-shaped grip pair extending downward from symmetrical positions on both sides of the conical cover. Fingers grasp non-slip surfaces of the grips, which provide insulation from heat, and can easily shake the bottle body. During feeding prepared milk, the grasp of the fingers on the non-slip surfaces of the grips prevents slipping-off of the bottle body. An infant's hands can also grasp the grips preventing slipping-off of the bottle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: LEC, INC.
    Inventors: Maiko Hotchi, Tomonori Matsumoto, Takane Fujinami
  • Publication number: 20140158698
    Abstract: Provided is a removable handle (1) for a food cooking pot comprising a side wall, said handle comprising a grip body (7), attachment means (2) that can be connected to the cooking pot and disconnected therefrom, and an electrical and/or electromechanical (5) device housed in the grip body (7). The handle comprises a rechargeable electrical energy source supplying the electrical and/or electromechanical device (5) with power, and electromagnetic connection means (8) that are connected to the rechargeable electrical energy source and electrically connected to a power supply source separate from the handle so that the rechargeable electrical energy source (6) can be recharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jocelyn Bonnel, Jose Luis Herrada
  • Publication number: 20140157548
    Abstract: A removable holding device for manipulating cooking utensils has at least one holding lug in which is provided an opening substantially parallel to an internal edge of said lug, the device including a shell comprising an internal cavity that opens laterally onto a front face of the shell via an oblong orifice, said internal cavity being adapted to receive the lug when the lug is inserted via the oblong orifice, the holding device also comprising locking means received inside a clearance chamber provided in the shell and at least partially dosed at the top, the locking means being adapted to cooperate with the opening in the lug hen said lug is received in the internal cavity. The shell is in one piece. Thus the number of parts necessary for producing the device is particularly small and the production of the device on an industrial scale is greatly facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CRISTEL (A French Company)
    Inventors: Paul Dodane, Drouville Pascal
  • Patent number: 8573438
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of removable handles for cookware. The use of a single interchangeable and removable handle with different pieces of cookware has several advantages. One advantage is that the overall assembly is much smaller to store, as the handle may be removed and stored in a separate location, reducing the overall size of the assembly. In addition, a single handle may be utilized for multiple cooking vessels as it is common for only one handle to be utilized at a single time. Even though multiple cooking vessels may be used simultaneously, the handle is only utilized for repositioning or stabilizing the cooking vessel. In this way, when no cooking vessel is in use, only one handle need be stored, rather than separate (possibly attached) handles for each article of cookware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Magellan Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Cheng
  • Patent number: 8556114
    Abstract: A handle (1) for a cooking vessel has a handle body (3) with a hollow space (2) and at least one flange area (4, 4?) for connecting the handle (1) to the cooking vessel. At least one sealing element (5, 5?) made of plastic is provided and can be inserted into the hollow space (2) of the handle body (3) from the flange area (4, 4?). The sealing element (5, 5?) seals the hollow space (2) to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: WMF Wuerttembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG
    Inventors: Martin Geiger, Dieter Reinhard
  • Patent number: 8505788
    Abstract: The invention is an ergonomic detachable handle having a grip portion terminating at one end in a contoured band for carrying a paint container and associated brush. The contoured band has a cantilevered support portion with an upstanding peripheral edge for receiving the lip of a container. A spring biased retainer clip is mounted to the cantilevered support portion so that the slidable movement of the spring biased retainer clip traps the lip of the container between the upstanding peripheral edge of the cantilevered support portion and the spring biased retainer clip to securely hold the container to the grip portion of the handle. A shell housing dependent from the cantilevered support portion houses a permanent magnet in contact with the wall of the container to hold a painter's brush magnetically against the magnet on the inside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Richard R. Thibault
  • Patent number: 8490251
    Abstract: A handle includes a bottom wall and two side walls extending up from the bottom wall. Ribs extend between the walls and define upwardly open recesses. The smooth surfaces of the side walls and bottom wall provide a more comfortable handle for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Nathan Manuel
  • Patent number: 8484805
    Abstract: The invention describes a system (10) for attaching and releasing the handle of a container (14) for cooking food, in particular for a frying pan, comprising a base portion (12) and a handle portion (26) respectively provided with mutual attachment and release means (18, 20, 22; 28, 30, 32). Both the base portion (12) and the handle portion (26) as a whole are respectively made in a single piece from heat-resistant plastic material. The handle portion (26) as a whole is rotatable and removable with respect to the base portion (12) to obtain the attachment and/or release of the handle portion (26) with respect to the base portion (12) and thus with respect to the container (14) following the actuation of a release button (36) foreseen on the aforementioned handle portion (26) and capable of activating at least part of the aforementioned attachment means (18, 20, 22; 28, 30, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: La Termoplastic F.B.M. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Munari
  • Patent number: 8453837
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes a side plate, a fixing member, and a handle pivotally mounted on the fixing member. The side plate defines a depression portion therein. The fixing member is mounted in the depression portion. The fixing member includes two fixing portions and at least one elastically resisting portion. The two fixing portions are aligned in a line. The handle includes two mounting portions extending in the two fixing portions in a first direction. The at least one elastically resisting portion abuts the handle to prevent the handle from moving out of the two fixing portions in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fu-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 8453872
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating manual movement of a trash container having an upwardly opening container component with a pair of handles, a set of wheels, and a lid, includes an elongated apparatus or “tool” for the user to attach to the handles. A mid section of the tool engages the handles, an upwardly extending upper section provides a lever arm for the user to grasp, and a downwardly extending lower section contacts the container component in opposition to pivotal movement of the object about the handle axis. Preferably, a lid-restraining section is included that restrains pivotal movement of the lid about its hinges when the trash container is tilted on the wheels and moved. One embodiment includes pivotable hooks that facilitate hook engagement of the trash container handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: James Ivan Holmes
  • Patent number: 8453300
    Abstract: A handling apparatus comprising an object, at least one band, and at least one detachable handle. A desired number of the handles can be put on any of the bands, and positions of the handles may be adjusted within the bands. The handles put on each of the bands are secured to the object simultaneously and without user intervention when user secures the band to the object. The handles may comprise detachable gripping members which can be oriented differently about the object after the handles are secured to the objects by the bands. The handles and the bands may be reused with differently configured objects. As the result, the device is economic, ergonomic, and easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Alisa Michnik, Yefim Michnik
  • Patent number: 8448301
    Abstract: A toolset for marine applications that includes improved handle for buckets that provides an improved flexible gripping strap, and further provides a method of securely attaching the flexible gripping strap to specially formed spiked hooks that attach to a bucket. The spiked hook is inserted into a central channel of the flexible gripping strap. The hook has a distal end with angled spikes that allow the hook to be inserted into the central channel, but are angled such that they cannot be withdrawn. The hook further has a proximal end with an open hook that can be easily attached or detached from a bucket. The tool set further has specially formed wrenches that allow a user to adjust stopcocks that are located in hard to reach locations. The wrenches have open ends and slotted sides to allow them to adjust the stopcocks in multiple ways. That alternative use for the spiked hook is shown which allows it to be used to clean lobsters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Brad E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8448807
    Abstract: A handle of a detachable grilling pan has: a main body with a downward opening and a window, both disposed on the top side of the main body, a shaft, a “L” shaped hook and a spring. The main body is connected to the grilling pan by a fixing plate. The “L” shaped hook is hinged to the shaft, and the long straight free end of it extends out the window of the handle, and the short straight free end of it extends out the opening of the handle body and toward the grilling pan. The spring presses against the long straight end to make the free end of the short straight end hook the opening of the shell of the grill. When the long straight part of the hook is pressed, the hook rotates around the shaft and the grilling pan can be removed from the grill shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunyu Wu, Jianyang Xu
  • Patent number: 8402610
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detachable handle to hold a wall element (3) comprising a main body; a clamping arrangement connected to the main body; an operating member (30) mounted for pivoting on the main body and adapted to move the clamping arrangement between a free, non-clamping state and a clamping state in which the clamping arrangement clamps the wall element (3); and a transmission arrangement adapted to move the clamping arrangement when the operating member is pivoted, wherein the transmission arrangement comprises a transmission element (39) having an axis of rotation in longitudinal direction, and wherein the transmission arrangement is adapted to convert a pivoting movement of the operating member (30) into a rotational movement of the transmission element (39).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Product Works Limited
    Inventor: Erwin Petrus Boes
  • Patent number: 8370995
    Abstract: A detachable beverage container handle includes a reusable figurine-shaped handle which can be mounted and released from beverage contains of a plurality of container diameters. The figurine is hinged to accommodate containers of different sizes. A lower extremity of the figurine includes a clamp for engaging the base or bottom of the container. an upper extremity of the figurine has a clamp for engaging the rim of the container. An embodiment of the handle has a rim clamp with pivoting arms that force gripping surfaces of the clamp into an engaging position on the rim. A user may pivot the arms to a release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Scott D. Nelson, Douglas Kesten
  • Patent number: 8316509
    Abstract: A multi-function carrying handle and suspender either for engaging a cap and a shoulder of a bottle simultaneously in such a manner so as to better distribute carrying load so as to avoid puncturing the shoulder of the bottle when being carried or for facilitating turning the cap of the bottle or for suspending a suspendable article, which includes a body, an arm, and fingers. The body has a through bore engaging the cap of the bottle when used to carry the bottle or when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle. The arm extends arcuately outwardly from the body to a terminal end, and carries the bottle when used to carry the bottle or facilitate turning the cap of the bottle when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Donald W. Thomson, Randell N. Smith, Jorald W. Olp, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8302807
    Abstract: A fitting part includes a support part fastenable to the vessel wall of a boiling or frying vessel and comprises a grip part fastenable to the support part and fixed with a latching device, and a manual actuation element provided on the latching device for unlatching the latching device from a latched position, wherein a latching nib is provided on the support part and is gripped from behind by a complementarily formed latching projection of the grip part during downwardly direction tilting motion and fixes the grip part in position on the support part, wherein a motion guide element with a motion guide surface is provided on the actuation element, and the motion guide surface inclines at an acute angle obliquely against a linear travel path and glides on the contact area when the actuation element is displaced along the travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Heinrich Baumgarten KG Spezialfabrik für Beschlagteile
    Inventor: Rolf-Günter Baumgarten
  • Patent number: 8276507
    Abstract: An improved pressure cooker design including a two-piece handle utilizing a common connection point to a cover to increase resistance to damage due to over tightening of connecting screws while simultaneously allowing the use of a conventional handle size with a reduction in overall packaging size. The two-piece handle design includes a cover base portion and a cover grip portion wherein a pair of nuts are mounted within the cover base portion to receive coupling screws at both ends of the nuts for joining the cover and the cover grip portion to the cover base portion. Tightening of the coupling screws provides for continuous metal on metal contact eliminating damage to weaker polymeric materials while allowing a consumer to quickly and easily attach the cover grip portion of the two-piece handle to the cover base portion at a point of use so as reduce overall packaging dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: National Presto Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane R. Walker
  • Patent number: 8251248
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating manual movement of a trash container having an upwardly opening container component with a pair of handles, a set of wheels, and a lid, includes an elongated apparatus or “tool” for the user to attach to the handles. A mid section of the tool engages the handles, an upwardly extending upper section provides a lever arm for the user to grasp, and a downwardly extending lower section contacts the container component in opposition to pivotal movement of the object about the handle axis. Preferably, a lid-restraining section is included that restrains pivotal movement of the lid about its hinges when the trash container is tilted on the wheels and moved. A first embodiment hooks onto the handles. A second embodiment includes a bifurcated mid section that engages the handles by extending downwardly through the spaces between the handles and the container component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: James Ivan Holmes
  • Patent number: 8152012
    Abstract: A handle for gripping a container includes a circumferential portion and a plurality of arm portions. The circumferential portion defines an opening configured to receive therethrough, along an axis of the opening, a container such that the circumferential portion surrounds and grips the container in an interference fit therewith. A plurality of arm portions integral with the circumferential portion extend therefrom in a radial direction relative to the axis of the opening of the circumferential portion. Each of the plurality of arm portions defines an opening configured to receive therethrough one or more fingers of hand for gripping engagement of the handle by the hand, whereby the arm portion defines a handle grip for handling the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventor: David Nathan Berglund
  • Publication number: 20120073085
    Abstract: The invention describes a system (10) for attaching and releasing the handle of a container (14) for cooking food, in particular for a frying pan, comprising a base portion (12) and a handle portion (26) respectively provided with mutual attachment and release means (18, 20, 22; 28, 30, 32). Both the base portion (12) and the handle portion (26) as a whole are respectively made in a single piece from heat-resistant plastic material. The handle portion (26) as a whole is rotatable and removable with respect to the base portion (12) to obtain the attachment and/or release of the handle portion (26) with respect to the base portion (12) and thus with respect to the container (14) following the actuation of a release button (36) foreseen on the aforementioned handle portion (26) and capable of activating at least part of the aforementioned attachment means (18, 20, 22; 28, 30, 32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: LA TERMOPLASTIC F. B. M. S. R. L.
    Inventor: Marco Munari
  • Patent number: 8109207
    Abstract: A gripper for a removable lid of a kitchen utensil is provided, which can be fixed to a top of a lid through the action of a magnet on a magnetic component. The gripper comprises a base plate and an operating member that can move relative to the base plate between a magnetizing position in which the force exerted by the magnet on the magnetic component allows the gripper to be secured to the top, and an isolating position in which this force is not strong enough to secure the gripper to the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventor: Christophe Lorthoir
  • Patent number: 8096440
    Abstract: Pressure cooker equipped with a gripping part attached to the pan. The invention relates to a domestic pressure cooker comprising: a pan (2) which itself comprises a wall. a lid designed to be attached to the pan (2) to form with the latter a cooking chamber that is substantially impervious. at least one gripping part (20), attached to the pan (2) by means of attachment means (20A), characterized in that the attachment means (20A) at least comprise: an attachment orifice (200A) passing through the wall of the pan (2), wherein said attachment orifice (200A) is positioned on the wall of the pan (2) so that it does not communicate with the inside of the cooking chamber, and an attachment part (201A), connected to the gripping part (20) and extending through the attachment orifice (200A). Cooking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Jacques Rhetat, Michel Pierre Cartigny
  • Publication number: 20110308044
    Abstract: A self contained disposable bonded carry handle comprised of a layer of bonding material having a bottom side and a top side being coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, said top side being coated with pressure sensitive adhesive about the periphery, at least one flexible handle having a first end and a second end affixed to the pressure sensitive adhesive on the top side of the bonding layer such that the center portion of the handle is movable and foldable, a protective layer affixed to the adhesive layer on the top side of the bonding layer, said protective layer having an opening to allow for access to the handle, and a surface layer having a centralized hole and a bottom layer substantially coated with pressure sensitive adhesive, said bottom layer affixed to the protective layer such that the handle passes through the centralized hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8032986
    Abstract: A self contained disposable bonded carry handle comprised of a layer of bonding material having a bottom side and a top side being coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, said top side being coated with pressure sensitive adhesive about the periphery, at least one flexible handle having a first end and a second end affixed to the pressure sensitive adhesive on the top side of the bonding layer such that the center portion of the handle is movable and foldable, a protective layer affixed to the adhesive layer on the top side of the bonding layer, said protective layer having an opening to allow for access to the handle, and a surface layer having a centralized hole and a bottom layer substantially coated with pressure sensitive adhesive, said bottom layer affixed to the protective layer such that the handle passes through the centralized hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia Lawrence
  • Patent number: 7975874
    Abstract: A cooking vessel bracket and handle provides a first handle portion and a second handle portion each having opposing end portions, parallel spaced apart sides and a back defining a channel between the ends. First handle has handle flanges at first end portion and locking seat at second end portion. Second end portion of first handle and first end portion of second handle are pivotally interconnected for first handle to optionally fold into channel of second handle. Spring biased locking pin within channel of first handle protrudes from first handle between the handle flanges for releasable engagement with pot bracket carried by vessel and operatively communicates with a thumb slide for axial movement in channel. Spring biased handle lock in second handle channel releasably engages with locking seat of first handle to secure the first handle and second handle in extended end to end alignment for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: Ian Scott, David Burgett, Kurt Gauss
  • Patent number: 7934621
    Abstract: A handle or gripping implement for a cooking vessel comprises two bottom and top handle elements to be mutually assembled to form the handle or cooking implement, the top element being made of a clear synthetic material and having a surface facing the bottom element, the bottom element including, in turn, a surface facing the top element, the surfaces of the top element and/or of the bottom element supporting wording, trademarks, patterns, colors or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Ballarini Paolo & Figh S.p.A.
    Inventor: Jacopo Ferron
  • Patent number: 7896191
    Abstract: A removable, insulated hand grip device for use with a closed loop lid handle includes a body formed of a flexible, compressible and low thermal conductivity material adapted to fill the first distance between the hand grip portion and the top surface of the lid, a lid handle engaging portion including a concave surface adapted to enclose at least partially the hand grip portion of the lid handle, a base portion including a surface adapted to engage the top surface of the lid under the hand grip portion, a finger grip portion including a concave surface formed on each longitudinal sides of the body adapted to receive the fingers of a user's hand. The body is removably attached to the lid handle and is secured between the bottom surface of the hand grip portion and the top surface of the lid by compression force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Chefs Originals LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Fall, Janet L. Fall, Lisa M. Frolich, Douglas M. Frolich
  • Patent number: 7819278
    Abstract: A handle for a pan or a similar kitchen vessel comprises a handle supporting core integral with the pan body and combined by two reinforcement half-bodies made of a heat resistant material, the pan handle including reinforcement half bodies being coated by a silicone resin coating sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Ballarini Paolo & Figli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Jacopo Ferron
  • Patent number: 7805813
    Abstract: A grip for use with a bail coupled to a container and including an elongate tubular body for extending along a portion of the bail. The body has first and second opposite end portions and a central portion. The central portion can be grasped by a human hand and has a diameter of at least one inch. The first and second end portions have respective first and second engagement surfaces for contacting the bail in spaced-apart positions. The bail extends free of the body between the first and second engagement surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Robert J. Bunyard
  • Patent number: 7798486
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus may include an image forming mechanism to form an image and to transfer the image onto a recording sheet and a container configured to contain the recording sheet. The container may include a container part, a handle attachment part, and/or a handle. The handle may be attached to the handle attachment part. The handle may be attachable to and detachable from the container and to pull out the container from the image forming apparatus. The handle may include an insertion part, a handle part, and/or a grip. The insertion part is configured to attach the handle to the container. The handle part may be configured to protrude from a front surface of the container and to include a through-hole and a grip to be held through the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Hasegawa, Shinichi Kato, Shigeru Horiguchi