With Pay-out Aperture Patents (Class 206/409)
  • Patent number: 10928667
    Abstract: A transparent substrate with a light shielding region includes a transparent substrate, and a light shielding region on a peripheral portion of one main surface of the transparent substrate. The light shielding region includes a first light shielding region and a second light shielding region. The first light shielding region has a luminous transmittance of 0.1 to 40%, and an average transmittance at a wavelength of 800 to 1,000 nm of 65% or more. The second light shielding region has an optical density of 4 or more. The second light shielding region has a luminous reflectance of 0.1 to 1% and an average reflectance R1 at a wavelength of 600 to 700 nm being 1.5 times or more of an average reflectance R2 at a wavelength of 400 to 600 nm of the second light shielding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Kensuke Fujii
  • Patent number: 10827885
    Abstract: A moist wipe dispenser having a wipes container having a lid with an orifice for dispensing the wipes; an angled bottom surface; an inner bottom surface sharing an edge with the angled bottom surface and extending proximately parallel to the orifice, wherein a stack of wipes rests on the inner bottom surface; and a mounting means for removably installing the wipes container at a surface, wherein the angled bottom surface and the mounting means securely position the orifice and the stack of wipes at a stack angle for a continuous, one-at-a-time dispensing of the wipes requiring only one hand of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Sameer Said
  • Patent number: 10766662
    Abstract: A storage assembly comprises a sleeve and a container. The sleeve defines an interior void operable to receive a foodstuff. The container defines an interior cavity operable to receive the sleeve. The container includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall. A first flap is attached to the first sidewall and a second flap is attached to the second sidewall. The second flap includes at least one clip removably attached to the second sidewall. The clip comprises an aperture for receiving a portion of the sleeve therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: Travis Bernard Key
  • Patent number: 10683996
    Abstract: An illumination system is provided that supplies sufficient electric power to a light-emitting element. The illumination system includes: an elevation device that has a reel wire extending downwardly and that changes a length of the reel wire; and an illumination device that is connected to the reel wire and that is elevated by a change of the length of the reel wire. Electric power is supplied from a power supply through the reel wire to the illumination device. The illumination device includes: a battery for receiving the electric power supplied through the reel wire to store the electric power; and a light-emitting element for receiving the electric power supplied through the reel wire and the electric power supplied from the battery to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ISA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Isayama
  • Patent number: 10589336
    Abstract: A device for configuring foil for use in cooking food comprising a base portion comprising first and second portions, a first plurality of elements operatively associated with the first portion; and a second plurality of elements operatively associated with the second portion; at least one of the first or second plurality of elements operating to move for entry of foil therebetween; the first and second plurality of elements operating to configure foil as the foil passes between the first and second plurality of elements. A method of cooking using configured foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10494099
    Abstract: A life vest stowage pouch including a rigid throat having an opening therethrough, a fabric pouch attached to a back of the rigid throat and having an opening held open by the rigid throat, and a rigid door attached to a front of the rigid throat comprising a latch adapted to engage with a catch on the rigid throat to hold the rigid door closed, wherein the interior volume of the fabric pouch is sized to accommodate therein an inflatable life vest in a deflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold J. Wickham
  • Patent number: 10300162
    Abstract: A disinfectant wipe dispenser is provided comprising a container having first and second compartments, the first compartment being dimensioned to store a supply of wipes in use; and, separated by a baffle including one or more channels communicating between the compartments. The first compartment has an outlet through which wipes may be successively drawn; and, the second compartment is dimensioned to receive one or more portions of a disinfectant composition comprising a peroxy activator, a peroxy compound and optional further excipients, selected so that addition of the dosage form to a predetermined quantity of water produces a disinfectant solution containing peracetic acid at a concentration of at least about 1000 ppm. The channels communicate between the compartments and allow flow of water and aqueous disinfectant between the compartments, and have a maximum dimension configured to prevent movement of particles of disinfectant sediment from the second compartment to the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PERACIDE (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Joseph
  • Patent number: 10149578
    Abstract: A paper towel dispenser for dispensing paper towels from a continuous roll of paper towels includes a dispensing body configured to dispense paper towels. The dispensing body has an upstream inlet configured to receive the paper towels and a downstream outlet configured to dispense the paper towel. The dispensing body defines a cutout that extends between the upstream inlet and the downstream outlet through which the paper towels are moved to load the paper towels into the dispensing body. The dispenser includes a closure device configured to be received in the cutout and restrain the paper towels in the dispensing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wisconsin Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kacey Kreuter
  • Patent number: 10098632
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods to improve safety and efficiency in an operating room comprise providing a suture package that holds new suture needles and needle receptacles for storing used needles. The devices can be safely worn for the surgeon to self-dispense new suture needles in the near surgical field and to secure the used needles into a needle trap or a needle retainer located on his extremity, on his operative instruments or on the surgical drapes. The device may provide automated and/or simplified needle counting both during use and after removal from the surgical field. The device may be configured for ergonomic and efficient use so as to minimize the actions and motions of the surgeon to dispense and secure the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP FLUIDICS LLC
    Inventors: Josef E. Gorek, Kenneth B. Trauner, Douglas G. Rimer
  • Patent number: 10064524
    Abstract: A disposable wipes dispenser system includes a case that houses a disposable wipes container and a cover that is mounted to a mounting hole disposed within a mounting surface. The case engages the cover from below the mounting surface, and the disposable wipes are accessible from above the mounting hole when the case is engaged with to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Niels Eilmus, Ryan Detlaff, Madison Kay Smith
  • Patent number: 9936948
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods to improve safety and efficiency in an operating room comprise providing a suture package that holds new suture needles and needle receptacles for storing used needles. The devices can be safely worn for the surgeon to self-dispense new suture needles in the near surgical field and to secure the used needles into a needle trap or a needle retainer located on his extremity, on his operative instruments or on the surgical drapes. The device may provide automated and/or simplified needle counting both during use and after removal from the surgical field. The device may be configured for ergonomic and efficient use so as to minimize the actions and motions of the surgeon to dispense and secure the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Fluidics LLC
    Inventors: Josef E. Gorek, Kenneth B. Trauner, Douglas G. Rimer
  • Patent number: 9796012
    Abstract: A device for configuring foil for use in cooking food comprising a base portion comprising first and second portions, the second portion pivoting relative to the first portion; a first plurality of rotatable elements operatively associated with the first portion; and a second plurality of rotatable elements operatively associated with the second portion; the first portion operating to pivot relative to the second portion for entry of foil therebetween; the first and second plurality of rotatable elements operating to configure foil as the foil passes between the first and second plurality of rotatable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Lawrence Everett Anderson
  • Patent number: 9687125
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser includes a housing for accommodating a source of a sheet product and a dispenser opening for dispensing the sheet product. The dispenser opening is provided in a rotatable dispensing member. Rotation of the rotatable dispensing member is restricted to one rotating axis. The dispenser opening is offset from the rotating axis of the rotatable member. Rotation of the rotatable dispensing member results from a lateral force applied by a pulled sheet product strip onto the dispenser opening such that the dispenser opening moves as far as possible into a pulling direction so as to minimize an angle between the pulling direction and a dispensing direction of the dispenser opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SCA TISSUE FRANCE
    Inventors: Julien Marietta-Tondin, Gilles Cattacin, Yves Stoeffler
  • Patent number: 9538885
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a disposable moist tissue dispenser applicable to dispensing of moist tissues. The invention includes a center roller, a pair of side panels, a housing, a moist tissue roll, an outlet, and a resealable cover. The side panels are separately attached at opposite ends of the center roller. The housing is disposed about the center roller and is attached to an outer edge along each side panel. The center roller, side panels, and housing form an interior space. The moist tissue roll resides within the interior space and includes a plurality of separable moist tissues. The moist tissue roll is disposed about and rotatable with respect to the center roller. The outlet is disposed along a portion of the housing for dispensing the separable moist tissues from the moist tissue dispenser. The resealable cover is disposed along the housing over the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: WIPEMEWORLD LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen Cojocaru, John Philip Harding
  • Patent number: 9504264
    Abstract: A method for cutting a meat portion to make a plurality of meat slices includes cutting the meat portion from an edge of a first end towards a second position before an edge of a second end spanning a horizontal lengthwise direction in a first cut; and cutting the meat portion from the edge of the second end towards a first position before the edge of the first end spanning the horizontal lengthwise direction in a second cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HOLLYMATIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Erik Bauer
  • Patent number: 9493294
    Abstract: A container is constructed for storing bulk material, and more specifically welding electrode, that incorporates layers of substantially dissimilar materials. A first layer of material provides rigidity to the container, while a second layer of material provides a vapor barrier for restricting moisture from entering the container. The container walls may be configured such that a vapor barrier is disposed between the rigid container walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nicklas, Lisa Byall, Andrea Brighton
  • Patent number: 9380917
    Abstract: A disposable wipes dispenser system includes a case that houses a disposable wipes container and a cover that is mounted to a mounting hole disposed within a mounting surface. The case engages the cover from below the mounting surface, and the disposable wipes are accessible from above the mounting hole when the case is engaged with to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Niels Eilmus, Ryan Detlaff, Madison Kay Smith
  • Publication number: 20150129446
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a substrate material. The substrate material may lay substantially planar along a first axis. The apparatus may also include a plurality of punch-outs consisting of the substrate material and fastened to the substrate material. Each punch-out may be to be removed from the substrate material with an application of force upon each punch-out to create an open space in the substrate material. The apparatus may also include a first plurality of linear joints in the substrate material to allow the substrate material to be folded into a box form including at least five sides. The box form includes an inside portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Zahid Hussain
  • Patent number: 9027872
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for dispensing a roll of sheet material in severable portions therefrom. The apparatus comprises a housing having a rim portion longitudinally offset from a base portion by a sidewall portion extending therebetween. The base and sidewall portions define a compartment for holding the roll of sheet material, and the sidewall portion includes a longitudinally extended dispensing slot formed therethrough communicating with the compartment. The sidewall portion forms about the dispensing slot at least one tapered edge. A lid is detachably coupled to the rim portion of the housing to enclose the compartment, and includes a bottom surface portion. A pivot structure is formed on at least one of the base and bottom surface portions to pivotally engage an axial end of the roll of sheet material for angular displacement thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Rosemary Flood
  • Patent number: 9010532
    Abstract: A box for shipping and dispensing a welding wire wound into a generally cylindrical mass having a cylindrical core cavity concentric with a vertical axis. The box has four sidewalls with an integral generally triangular flap where at least one of the flaps has an upper generally square crown section with a wire outlet opening. The flaps have a folded down position wherein they overlap each other in a flat plane above the wire mass and an assembled up position defining a four sided pyramid shaped tent above the wire mass, with the crown section assembled in a plane generally parallel to the flat plane and at least 6.0 inches above the flat plane with the wire outlet opening aligned with the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Nicklas
  • Patent number: 8959880
    Abstract: A film-supporting device is used with a waste-disposal unit. The device comprises an annular body. The annular body has an annular wall. The inward radial surface of the wall defines a central opening of the body. The outline of the central opening in a transverse plane of the device has variable diametrical dimensions with a first diameter of greater dimension than the second diameter. The outline has two of the first diameter of generally equal dimension and two of the second diameter of generally equal dimension. The device has tubular film about an outward radial surface of the annular body. A free annular end is dispensed outwardly from the annular wall. The free annular end is closed to form a bag. The opening of the bag is accessible through the central opening and is of optimized shape via the central opening for the disposal of waste. A method for disposing of waste on a scooping tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Refills Company Limited
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 8944358
    Abstract: Package and locking ring structure for removal of wound filamentary material from a container including a locking ring attached to a hole in a wall of the container for removal of the wound filamentary material; the locking ring forming a loop of the end portion of the wound filamentary material; the wound filamentary material is withdrawn from the container through the hole by pulling the loop; the locking ring including a pull-off cover plate covering access to the end portion of the wound filamentary material and including a hole for enabling passage of the end portion of the wound filamentary material, and further including means for receiving and retaining the end portion of the wound filamentary material in the form of a loop against the pull-off cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Reelex Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Copp, Brian Moore, G. Taylor Richey
  • Patent number: 8936153
    Abstract: A container may be provided. The container may comprise a first surface and a second surface associated with the first surface. The first surface and the second surface may define a volume. The volume may house a length of multiple single conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Temblador, Allan W. Daniel, John D. Moore, Daniel Irvin, Franklin Calhoun, Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8889067
    Abstract: A method for reducing feminine hygiene product odor within a restroom stall having a disposal bin, the method including providing a case, the case being adapted for storing a plastic bag roll and being adapted for dispensing the bags, the plastic bag roll being fitted for receipt within the case and the plastic bag roll incorporating a chemical deodorizing agent; mounting the case within the stall; receiving the plastic bag roll within the case; outwardly sublimating a first portion of the deodorizing agent from one of the plastic bag roll's bags and into the restroom stall; dispensing one of the bags from the case; donning the one of the bags in the manner of a mitt; grasping the feminine hygiene product and obverting the one of the bags about the feminine hygiene product; and inwardly sublimating a second portion of the chemical deodorizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Envision Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Vern Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140262891
    Abstract: A carton suitable for packaging a coil of wire with a payout tube has a cover for selectably closing the open side of a five-sided clamshell. The carton can be loaded by placing the coil and payout tube on the cover and then closing the clamshell over the coil. The clamshell has a payout tube aperture and an entryway that permits the clamshell to fit down over the payout tube with the tube extending through the clamshell. Doors open to permit initial access of the tube to the aperture during closure of the clamshell. The doors then close to prevent the tube from becoming dislodged from the aperture. Guide flaps constrain the coil during closure of the clamshell. The final panel of the carton to be closed is secured on all of its free edges to prevent inadvertent opening of the carton. Fold lines are reinforced with reinforcing tape. The carton blank is laid out to have a waste percentage of less than 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Babcock
  • Publication number: 20140262866
    Abstract: A dispenser for conduit and related components and tools is provided. In one form, the dispenser includes a first container configured to receive tubing and a second container configured to be connected to the first container. The second container has one or more compartments for containing one or more components or tools for use with the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert A. Burrous, Clint R. Haas, James A. Elzey
  • Patent number: 8794438
    Abstract: A container/package of filamentary material wound in a coil and encased in heat shrinkable film with a payout tube extending through a payout hole in the container/package, the heat shrinkable film is formed as a pouch having an open end into which the coil is inserted; one end of the shrink wrap material is folded back on itself to form a hand-held cutout; the open end of the pouch is sealed and the shrunk wrap material is heated to seal the coil in the shrunk wrap material while isolating the hand-hold cutout; and the container/package is thus formed with a heat shrunk pouch tightly containing the coil of filamentary material and an attached portion not exposed to heat and not shrunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Reelex Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Copp, G. Taylor Richey
  • Patent number: 8752706
    Abstract: A dual purpose waste receptacle and toilet tissue roll storage device in which the toilet tissue storage area is arranged below the waste receptacle and provides a base on which the dual purpose device stands in use. A flanged top provides for convenient handling. The device may be made in one or two pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mario S. Dermo
  • Patent number: 8714358
    Abstract: An earphone protector device includes top and bottom compartments partitioned by and releasably attachable to opposite sides of a central partition member. A passage through the partition member is sized for insertion of earphone cords, wherein the corresponding earphones are located on the top side of the partition member and the earphone plug is located on the bottom side of the partition member. When used in conjunction with a portable media player, the earphones and earphone plug may be extended through slots located on each corresponding compartment, thereby limiting the amount of slack in the earphone cords during use. In another embodiment of the device, the central partition member does not include a passage and the device may be used for separately storing complimenting articles in the two compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Béla Debitzky
  • Patent number: 8689975
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bulk wire container comprising coiled wire and an isolator. The isolator includes an attachment means to said bulk wire container, an inlet, an outlet, and a wire engaging means. The wire engaging means translates longitudinal axial movement of the wire in the inlet into circumferential tangential movement about the wire engaging means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Burke
  • Patent number: 8684178
    Abstract: A bi-directional storage and dispensing system is for accommodating cables, cords, tubes, hoses, and other similar mediums. The system includes a hollow container; a smaller diameter tube positioned within the container; and a pair of covers at either end of the container for holding the tube within the container while being removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Elias E. Solomon
  • Patent number: 8678186
    Abstract: An invention is provided which employs a payoff brush having a ring structure with an inner diameter from which bristles/brush extend. The bristles/brush extend from the inner diameter of the ring structure to contact a wire being paid off from a wire coil so as to ensure smooth payoff of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabor Fabian
  • Patent number: 8668159
    Abstract: A web, such as a tissue or nonwoven web. Perforation lines in the web define sheets. The web is folded before being rolled or stacked, such that the intersection of the perforation lines and the folding line provides reliable dispensing. The web in roll or stack form, a method for forming the web, and a dispenser adapted for dispensing the web are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Kaveh Tondkar, Lars Fingal, Mikael Strandqvist, Susanne Gungner
  • Patent number: 8668086
    Abstract: A cover for a welding wire container has a body portion provided with an elongate slot through which the welding wire can be withdrawn from the container, and at least one flap formed integrally therewith and partially defining the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Publication number: 20140054190
    Abstract: Disclosed is a test cassette comprising a continuous length of test carrier tape (22) in a supply chamber (12), the supply chamber (12) having an opening (52) sized so as to allow the test carrier tape (22) to pass through into a test zone (32) into an uptake chamber (14) where the test carrier tape (22) coils itself onto an uptake mandrel (26), the supply chamber (12) being sealed from the environment whereby the opening (52) of the supply chamber (12) allowing the exit of the test carrier tape (22) has a spacer (42) disposed either side of it, filling the remaining width of the opening (52) of the housing (16), a cover plate (34) being biased by a spring (38) to cover the spacer (42) and tape (22), thus covering the opening (52) and sealing the cassette (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Brandon Bransgrove
  • Patent number: 8631936
    Abstract: A wire container having a housing consisting essentially of recyclable material is provided. The housing has a peripheral wall defining a boundary leading from a first end to a second end of the housing, a plurality of end portions folded inwardly at the second end to define an end wall, and a plurality of support structures coplanar with and coupled to the end wall and extending across the plurality of end portions. A welding wire and container assembly is also provided, in which a coil of welding wire is disposed in the housing and support by the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Adam Rolfes, Sanjeev Thapa, Steve Barhorst
  • Publication number: 20130327666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a barrier made of barbed wire, wherein said barbed wire can be compressed, in the manner of a helix, in a first direction (A) and can be pulled apart in a second, opposite direction (B). In addition, the device (100) has a guiding element, in particular a tensioning cable (120), which extends in the first and second directions (A, B) and which is designed to guide the motion of the lid-shaped element (115) and/or of the barbed wire (101) away from the container (110) in the second direction (B) and toward the container in the opposite direction. Said design makes it possible to safely store the barbed wire in the compressed state (the lid sits on the container). At the same time, said design makes it possible to route the barbed wire manageably and safely when the barbed wire is pulled out in a guided manner in order to construct a barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: LEXGABINIA UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT)
    Inventors: Sven Fürus, Jan-Hendrik Ströher
  • Patent number: 8550245
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a welding wire and container assembly includes a container having an interior volume; a coil of welding wire disposed in the interior volume; and a wire container cover. The wire container cover may include a top surface having an opening therethrough to enable welding wire to pass through the wire container cover when the wire container cover is disposed on the container. The assembly also may include a skirt askew to the top surface, wherein the skirt is adapted to produce friction between the skirt and a side of the container when the wire container cover is disposed on the container housing and wherein the skirt is non-locking with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 8485358
    Abstract: The present embodiments are directed towards securing wire within a container. Advantageously, the present embodiments provide a system in which wire may be secured without modification of the container. Specifically, the present embodiments provide a floating tie down assembly configured to hold together a bundle of welding wire in a welding wire container. The floating tie down assembly is configured to float within the welding wire container, and the floating tie down assembly includes a lower removable insert, an upper removable insert, and a resilient material extending between the lower insert and the upper insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Barhorst, Eric Heyne, Brenda Comer, Phil Hissong
  • Patent number: 8424683
    Abstract: A portable rolled product containing a small roll of sheets, such as tissues or wet wipes, is particularly useful for uses outside the home. The roll of sheets is contained within a flexible package, such as a plastic film wrapper, having a roll housing portion and an extended dispensing portion or channel through which the user withdraws the product. After the desired amount of the sheets is withdrawn, the extended dispensing channel can be folded back around the roll housing portion of the package for storage until further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Edward Fryer, Martin Christopher Bunce, William John Maskell, Thomas Robert Walton
  • Publication number: 20130081967
    Abstract: A container system that includes a container portion that has a base that defines a perimeter and a wall having a first end that is attached to the base, wherein the wall extends from the first end so that the base and the wall define an interior volume of space and wherein a second end of the wall defines an edge of an opening into the interior volume of space. The container system including a cover having a surface that is positioned to contact the edge and block the opening, wherein the cover releasably engages the container portion via a male/female attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan William Gaul, Julie Grace Yoder, Matthew Leigh Denaway
  • Patent number: 8403145
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bow making device and methods of use thereof. The device is configured to include one or more ribbon rolls, an elongated flexible member, a container, and a lid having a clip and indicia for ribbon measurement. In some aspects, the clip includes a base and a plurality of fingers defining a channel and a receptacle. The container includes transparent material such that the rolls are visually-perceptible through the transparent material, and slits are provided for dispensing ribbon. In use, ribbon is dispensed through the slits and then formed into a bow. Regarding the latter, the elongated flexible member is slid through the channel into receptacle, and the ribbon is folded into measured lengths and slid through the channel into the receptacle. A user pulls the elongated flexible member and measured lengths of ribbon out of the clip through the channel and ties the ribbon to form a bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Berwick Offray LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Ling Yip, Patricia A. Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8381906
    Abstract: A bulk wire dampening apparatus has a rod, an optional bracket, and a damper assembly. The damper assembly includes a sleeve and a damper where the sleeve slideably engages the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Linclon Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Burke
  • Publication number: 20130001238
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bulk wire container comprising coiled wire and an isolator. The isolator includes an attachment means to said bulk wire container, an inlet, an outlet, and a wire engaging means. The wire engaging means translates longitudinal axial movement of the wire in the inlet into circumferential tangential movement about the wire engaging means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Burke
  • Patent number: 8328019
    Abstract: A dual purpose waste receptacle and toilet tissue roll storage device in which the toilet tissue storage area is arranged below the waste receptacle and provides a base on which the dual purpose device stands in use. A flanged top provides for convenient handling. The device may be made in one or two pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Mario Dermo
  • Publication number: 20120286003
    Abstract: According to one embodiment a pet waste disposal apparatus is formed by panels of flexible material to define a primary pouch to receive waste and a secondary pouch for a roll of pet waste bags. A cover panel encloses both pouches when closed while a dispensing aperture of the secondary pouch remains accessible for dispensing individual waste bags from the roll even when the cover panel is closed. In a second embodiment of the apparatus a container defines a first receptacle for storing waste. A flexible sheet partially surrounds the receptacle to define a pocket area receiving the roll of pet waste bags therein. A dispensing aperture in the flexible sheet again permits individual waste bags to be dispensed while the receptacle remains closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Allison Ann Shadday, Sven Rudolph Haarhoff
  • Patent number: 8307978
    Abstract: A suture loading package including a body portion including a securement structure for one or more lengths of suture such that the one or more lengths of suture can be stored prior to use. The suture loading package is configured and adapted to facilitate transferring each of the lengths of suture to a suture loading mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Kirsch, Matthew J. Chowaniec
  • Patent number: 8251212
    Abstract: The Invention is a hand carried barrel shaped plastic molded case with two mating sides connected with a hinge, which when the case is closed around a spool of wire, protect the wire from damage during storage, transport and use. The case has an integral handle to make transport of the wire easier and helps protect the spool from damage if the case is dropped. The case incorporates locking tabs on the two sides of the case. The case also comes with a locking hole in the handle through which a padlock can be placed to prevent theft of the wire. The case has a dispensing hole or slot for the wire. The case can be translucent or molded of different colors to correspond to specific types or gauges of wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Rodney Dunlap
  • Patent number: 8245846
    Abstract: A box for shipping and dispensing a welding wire wound into a generally cylindrical mass having a cylindrical core cavity concentric with a vertical axis. The box has four sidewalls with an integral generally triangular flap where at least one of the flaps has an upper generally square crown section with a wire outlet opening. The flaps have a folded down position wherein they overlap each other in a flat plane above the wire mass and an assembled up position defining a four sided pyramid shaped tent above the wire mass, with the crown section assembled in a plane generally parallel to the flat plane and at least 6.0 inches above the flat plane with the wire outlet opening aligned with the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Nicklas
  • Patent number: 8235210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a welding wire container lid contains a surface portion, a vertical portion extending downward from the surface portion at an end of the surface portion, a protrusion portion extending upward from the surface portion, and an elongated opening which extends from the protrusion portion onto the surface portion near the vertical portion. The opening has two sides opposite each other, where a first of the sides follows a contour of the surface portion and the protrusion portion and a second of the sides has a contour which is different from the contour of the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Carreto De Lacerda, Ines Pignatelli, Hendrik Perrée