File For Plural Cards Or Sheets Patents (Class 206/425)
  • Patent number: 11077984
    Abstract: A shipping and display container includes a top box installable over a bottom box. The bottom box is configured to receive goods provided in the bottom box in an upright and folded orientation and includes a pair of opposed sidewalls and at least one elongate divider affixed to the bottom box and extending between the opposed sidewalls and configured so as to maintain the goods in the upright and folded orientation. The top box is installable upon the bottom box with the goods received therein in the upright and folded orientation for shipping of the goods and is removable from the bottom box after shipping. The bottom box and the divider cooperate to maintain the goods in the upright and folded orientation for display thereof after removal of the top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Dongguan Shichang Metals Factory Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 10822185
    Abstract: Features for loading, transporting and unloading of items are disclosed. Systems, devices and methods for such operations using a tray are described. In some embodiments, a tray having a moveable bottom allows for switching between a configuration for loading and unloading items in and out of the tray and a configuration for transportation of items inside the tray. The trays may also be stacked, for transportation of multiple trays at once, and nested, for saving space when storing the trays. In some embodiments, the trays may be used in conjunction with loading and unloading systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Christopher M. Stratton, Gregory J. Smith, Thomas C. Potter, Wayne R. Perry-Eaton
  • Patent number: 10791731
    Abstract: Systems for controlled freezing, storing and thawing a biological material in a bag and supporting apparatus. The systems are adapted to receive the biological material therein for freezing, storing, transporting and rapid thawing immediately prior to administration to a patient in need of the biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Michael P. Chapman, Ernest Moore
  • Patent number: 10654613
    Abstract: A package for enclosing at least one item is disclosed. The package includes a first portion having a first surface including at least one protrusion, a second portion having a second surface including at least one indentation, and a hinge connecting the first portion to the second portion. The hinge is configured to allow the package to transition from an open position to a closed position. In the closed position the first portion and the second portion define an enclosed space for enclosing an item. The at least one protrusion and the at least one indentation may provide cushioning and shock absorption for the package and/or may allow the package to nest with another package stacked above or below the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sichang Liu
  • Patent number: 10604333
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has at least one track supported by each side of the container. The container has dunnage supports extending between corresponding tracks at the same level. At least one lockable crossbar assembly has one or more locking assemblies to fix the position of the lockable crossbar assembly relative to the tracks. Dunnage may hang from the dunnage supports for supporting products during storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger
  • Patent number: 10466143
    Abstract: A microtome including a microtome housing having a base portion, a front portion and a top portion, a microtome storage member associated with the top portion of the microtome housing, and a sample sectioning assembly associated with the front portion of the microtome housing, the sample sectioning assembly operable to cut sections from a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sakura Finetek U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Xuan S. Bui, Alyicia Marie Rios, Erico Von Bueren
  • Patent number: 10292566
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub with walls that at least partially define a treating chamber with an access opening, a door that selectively closes the access opening, a dish rack located within the tub, and a utensil caddy that comprises a wire frame and is mounted to the dish rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan K. Roth, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Patent number: 10286541
    Abstract: A toolbox is disclosed, comprising a case having two shells, wherein one of the two shells is formed with several strips which are crossed at right angles, and several containers put in the case and formed with several notches at a bottom edge of a body of the container to engage with the strips of the shell for positioning the container. Therefore, the containers can be put at any position in the toolbox by corresponding the strips which are crossed at right angles at the shell to the notches at the container's bottom, increasing the convenience of the positioning of the containers. Besides, when the containers are stacked with each other, the notches at the outer bottom of the body of the upper container is engaged with pegs on the lid of the lower container for positioning, thereby increasing the stability in the stacked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hung Tai Packing Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shou-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 10034806
    Abstract: An organizer for an over-bed table includes left and right sides that support an organizer top. One or more shelves selectably engage opposing slots defined by the left and right sides. A plurality of holes penetrate the organizer top and are configured to receive pins in a user-selectable configuration. The pins extend above the organizer top to support an object to be supported in a generally upright position. The amount by which the pins extend above the organizer top is determined by the selectable engagement of the shelves and the opposing slots defined by the left and right sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Samuel Greenhalgh, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9708101
    Abstract: A portable organizer adapted for removable installation on a bucket including a main body and a lid. The main body can include a bottom wall, at least one sidewall, and a rim extending proximate a top end of the at least one sidewall and substantially parallel to the bottom wall. The bottom wall and at least one sidewall can define a main compartment with an open top. The lid can attach to the main body at a first end and can be configured to pivot between a closed position covering the open top and a position where the open top is uncovered. The lid can also include first and second connectors on a first half of the lid and third and fourth connectors on a second half of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LF CENTENNIAL LTD.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Kinskey, Matthew G. Williams
  • Patent number: 9540125
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposite sides. The container has multiple levels of dunnage components, the dunnage components of at least one level being movable between open and closed positions to enable an operator to load and unload products more easily. The dunnage components of at least one level may have openings through which pass guides supported at least partially by the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger
  • Patent number: 9505545
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispensing unit that may include a body having front wall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a floor, and a roof. In example embodiments the body may be configured to receive a second floor that may be arranged on the floor and the first and second sidewalls may be configured to receive holders for decorative members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Owner Revolution Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Watson
  • Patent number: 9463922
    Abstract: An intermodal transport container comprising a rectangular frame having enclosed sides, a floor, a top-access roof cover including a retractable roof panel assembly, a first end closure, and an opposing end closure collectively forming an enclosed interior volume for transporting bulk material. The top-access hinged roof cover includes a robust roof panel hinge system that engages with the roof panel assembly. The roof panel opens in accordance with a two stage process: initially having a linear motion where a member of the roof panel hinge system engages with a support beam of the roof panel assembly and a second stage where the roof panel rotates in accordance with the pivotal motion of the hinge of the roof panel hinge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Gerald M Steiner
  • Patent number: 9370964
    Abstract: A carrier for painting panels includes a box-like container including first and second opposing side walls, front and rear walls, and a floor closing the lower end of the container. A stepped track extends along at least one of the side walls, the stepped track including at least first and second channels for engaging first edges of first and second panels, respectively. The first and second channels are spaced from the corresponding side wall by first and second distances, respectively. The second distance exceeds the first distance by at least 0.25 inch, and preferably by 0.50 inch or by 1.0 inch. Preferably, the stepped track includes a third channel for engaging an edge of a third panel; the third channel is spaced from the corresponding side wall by a third distance which exceeds the second distance by at least 0.25 inch, preferably by 0.50 inch or by 1.0 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Raymar Art, Inc.
    Inventor: Cathy A. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 9272812
    Abstract: A shipping container comprising a bottom pallet, a sleeve and a top. At least the pallet and sleeve are octagonal in shape and the pallet has a floor engaging leg for support at each of the eight corners of the pallet. The ninth leg is located at the center of the pallet and all legs are located to allow forklift entry from any of multiple approach directions. The legs are preferably of crescentoid shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Shuert Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Lyle Shuert
  • Patent number: 9254703
    Abstract: A file folder includes a rotatable cover and a closure mechanism. The closure mechanism secures the rotatable cover against a front of the file folder to maintain the file folder in a closed position. The closure mechanism further secures the rotatable cover against a back of the file folder to maintain the file folder in an opened position. The closed position protects contents of the file folder, while the opened position allows access to the contents of the file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kuehn, Katherine E. Larson
  • Patent number: 9162521
    Abstract: A carrier for painting panels includes a box-like container including first and second opposing side walls, front and rear walls, and a floor closing the lower end of the container. A stepped track extends along each of the side walls, each stepped track including at least first and second channels for engaging first edges of first and second panels, respectively. The first and second channels are spaced from the corresponding side wall by first and second distances, respectively. The second distance exceeds the first distance by at least 0.25 inch, and preferably by 0.50 inch or by 1.0 inch. Preferably, each stepped track includes a third channel for engaging an edge of a third panel; the third channel is spaced from the corresponding side wall by a third distance which exceeds the second distance by at least 0.25 inch, preferably by 0.50 inch or by 1.0 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Raymar Art, Inc.
    Inventor: Cathy A. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 8944247
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging unit (1), which comprises at least one agent-containing product (80), at least one main wrapping (30), and one secondary wrapping (10), wherein at least one agent-containing product (80) is stored sealed in each closed main wrapping (30), and wherein the main wrappings (30) are arranged in piles in the secondary wrapping (10) and are removably attached, at least in some regions, by means of perforation lines (38). Each main wrapping (30) of this is a sealed pouch with a gripping piece (70). The individual sealed pouch has a perforation seam (55) that bounds a tear-off region (47). The gripping piece (70) is joined to the tear-off region (47), opened by pulling a gripping piece (70), releases the agent-containing product (80). A further pulling of the gripping piece (70) separates the perforation line (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG
    Inventor: Ronald Hackbarth
  • Patent number: 8919561
    Abstract: A container for managing pharmacy prescription, care and/or service includes a bottom, a peripheral wall extending from the bottom, a secondary wall mounted to the peripheral wall to define a document-receiving compartment; and an information-receiving card mounted to the peripheral wall. The information-receiving card is positionable in either one of an upright position and a tilted position and allows receiving directly thereon or indirectly via cardboard card information that characterizes the pharmaceutical prescription, care and service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cogestor, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Fran├žois Boisseau
  • Publication number: 20140332426
    Abstract: A chronological document organizer box is disclosed. According to one preferred embodiment, an apparatus for organizing documents comprises a first box and a plurality of second boxes sized such that a finite number of said second boxes fit within the first box, wherein each of the second boxes represents an accounting period. A plurality of separators defines two or more slots within each second box that are capable of storage of account-related documents, wherein each slot represents an account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jacqueline I David
  • Publication number: 20140311933
    Abstract: A file folder includes a rotatable cover and a closure mechanism. The closure mechanism secures the rotatable cover against a front of the file folder to maintain the file folder in a closed position. The closure mechanism further secures the rotatable cover against a back of the file folder to maintain the file folder in an opened position. The closed position protects contents of the file folder, while the opened position allows access to the contents of the file folder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kuehn, Katherine E. Larson
  • Publication number: 20140251848
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward a unique self-locking storage device for collectable cards. The container has an upper member and a lower member which are hingedly connected by a back panel. The upper member of the container fully encloses the lower member of the container when the container is closed. The panels of the upper member of the container present an uninterrupted view of decorative artwork when the container is closed. The container is preferably constructed of an acid-free poly propylene to allow protection of the collectable cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ultra Pro International, LLC
    Inventor: Sonia Neill
  • Publication number: 20140224691
    Abstract: A filing system comprising: a card filing box with a base and a plurality of wall members extending therefrom; a plurality of tabbed dividers, each having a tab extending from the tabbed divider; wherein each of the plurality of tabbed dividers is provided with a pouch wherein the pouch on each of the plurality of tabbed dividers has a mouth that provides access to the enclosed region of the pouch; and a closure mechanism disposed on the mouth of the pouch; wherein the pouch is configured to accept picture communication cards; wherein the closure mechanism has an open position and a closed position; and wherein at least one of the plurality of tabbed dividers is removably disposable within the card filing box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: KAREN SADLER
  • Publication number: 20140102929
    Abstract: A receptacle for autograph cards, characterized in that it is formed from a container with a wide compartment for the autograph cards, with a narrow compartment for a writing device arranged next to it, and is formed with a cover flap which may be flapped over the compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Nadine Moellers, Jan Sosniok
  • Publication number: 20140061078
    Abstract: Systems and methods for portfolio expansion according to various aspects of the present invention may comprise an insert portion configured for coupling a portfolio expansion system to an internal pocket of one or more organization systems, a folder portion configured for storage and organization of various items, a pad attachment system for coupling various external components, and a storage space configured for storage and organization of various items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Boris M. Ratliff
  • Patent number: 8607978
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body including at least one frame, holders supported by the body and a plurality of stationary support members extending between the holders. Each support member may be fixed in a stationary position by the holders. The support members support dunnage for supporting product for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Mark J. Feenstra, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 8561816
    Abstract: A retail display apparatus includes a front panel, a right side panel extending from the front panel and a left side panel extending from the front panel. A bottom panel extends from the front panel and has at least one opening. A back panel extends from the bottom panel. A first channel has an open top and an open bottom and extends along the back panel. A second channel has an open top and an open bottom and extends along the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erica Martin, Rebecca Pelant, Tracie Kunz
  • Patent number: 8425387
    Abstract: A stair-step, expandable file folder is disclosed, in which each pocket in the folder has the same depth, rather than the back pockets being deeper than the front pockets. The folder is formed from a group of attached dividers. Each divider in the group is generally planar and includes two horizontal folds near a bottom edge of the divider. The divider area above the folds forms a wall of a pocket. The divider area between the folds extends to an adjacent divider and forms the bottom of the pocket. The divider area below the folds is attached to the adjacent divider. The adjacent divider forms an opposing wall of the pocket. When the group of dividers is compressed front-to-back, the dividers all have the same lateral footprint. When the group is expanded front-to-back, the dividers translate vertically, so that the tops of the dividers are all visible simultaneously from the front of the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Duane Christensen, Tim Blegen, Dennis Bowen, Harold Peter Lindelof
  • Publication number: 20130075457
    Abstract: A folder assembly including a plurality of telescopically-arranged folders. According to one embodiment, the folder assembly includes a front folder, three identical middle folders, and a rear folder. Each of the folders includes a front panel, a back panel, and a cover flap, the front panel and the back panel jointly defining a pocket having an open top. The back panel of each of the front folder and the three middle folders is configured to include a plurality of integrally-formed flexible hooks. The front panel of each of the three middle folders and the rear folder is configured to include a plurality of integrally-formed flexible straps. The hooks on the back panel of one folder are slidably coupled to the straps of the front panel of the folder directly behind it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jay K. Sato, Vincent H. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20130068648
    Abstract: An expanding folder is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, an organizer apparatus includes: a generally planar, rectangular front cover; a generally planar, rectangular back cover; a spine whereby the front cover and back cover are coupled one to another at an edge of each to form a folder configured to open and close and to securely store and organize a plurality of loose papers; and at least one expandable file having a plurality of individual, expandable pockets disposed within the organizer apparatus on an inside surface of one or more of the front cover and the back cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Jennifer Hobbs
  • Publication number: 20120273378
    Abstract: A document storage assembly for storing documents such as banknotes in a stacked configuration includes a sup-=port plate assembly for biasing the stack of documents toward an opening in the housing of the document storage assembly. The housing can include an assist mechanism to facilitate displacement of the stack of documents during the stacking of a newly received document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: MEI, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Snider, Karen Marvin, Chris Carmine, Kenneth B. Wood, Alfred F. Bergeron, Robert Clauser
  • Publication number: 20120273497
    Abstract: A removable membrane, or cover, for a disposable food container includes a membrane portion at least partially defined by a circular outer perimeter edge. The removable membrane further includes a truncated tab portion projecting radially outward of the outer perimeter edge of the membrane portion. The truncated tab portion is at least partially defined by a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge, with each of the first and second lateral edges converging as the tab portion extends away from the outer perimeter edge of the membrane portion. The tab portion is further defined by a forward edge that extends along a straight line between the first lateral edge and second lateral edge, wherein the forward edge is disposed at an oblique angle relative to the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Donald S. Strickland
  • Patent number: 8267249
    Abstract: A forward leaning, hinged-lid storage and dispensing box is described, suitable for use with flat, stacked articles such as index or playing cards, dry stiff articles and pads such as cleaning or burnishing pads, or the like. Minimally the box of the present invention comprises in combination; a back panel; side panels; a bottom panel; a front panel; a top panel; and, a lid hinged to the front panel that forms at least a portion of both the front and top panels of the closed box, and wherein the lid drops and opens forward on at least one hinged connection, and wherein the front panel is angled forward from vertical at least a few degrees. In this way, stacked flat articles loaded into the box will necessarily lean against and parallel to the inside surface of the front wall, ready for easy reach and removal one-at-a-time by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Cardinal, Mark Snyker, Dan Perez, Susan Ng Williams
  • Patent number: 8220636
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a case and blister cards. The blister cards are mounted for movement between stored positions inside the case and exposed positions outside the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: W. Gordon Beecroft, Chad E. Rice
  • Publication number: 20120111930
    Abstract: A pocket liner for an organizer. The organizer includes an outer casing having a front panel, a bottom panel, a rear panel, an extension panel portion and a closure cover, all hinged and serially connected to each other at adjoining edges. The outer casing includes a pair of side panel sheets extending between the front panel and the rear panel defining an enclosed opening. At least one divider is provided to subdivide the opening into pockets. The pocket liner includes a medial portion positioned as a lower retaining portion disposed between adjacent walls. The pocket liner is attached at one end to the divider and at a second end to an adjacent wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Stephanie Catherine Maistrellis
  • Patent number: 8158078
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a test strip container which provides easy access to test strips. The test strip container includes a lower housing, an upper housing, and a retaining member configured to releasably retain the test strips in a nested configuration. The nested configuration of the test strip container provides easy access to test strips by arranging the test strips so that they extend radially outward from the retaining member. The radial arrangement of the test strips operates to separate the test strips so that test strip users may easily select a single test strip from a plurality of test strips. Alternatively, the test strip container includes a lower housing, an upper housing, and a retaining member configured to releasably retain the test strips in a longitudinal configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Chan, Chris Wiegel
  • Publication number: 20120073655
    Abstract: A package for storing or transporting a solar cell sealing film includes: the solar cell sealing film containing a silane compound and/or a silane-modified resin; and a package bag packaging the solar cell sealing film. The absolute humidity inside the package is 1 to 15 g/m3. The package can store or transport the solar cell sealing film while adhesive force thereof with a substrate, solar cells, etc. is kept at a practicable level or higher. Furthermore, the package can reduce the breakage of the solar cells caused by an external shock while a solar cell module operates and the corrosion of electrodes caused by water etc. from the atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mori, Takanobu Murofushi, Shigenobu Ikenaga, Takashi Hakuta, Hirofumi Zenkoh
  • Patent number: 8109216
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing fluid containing bags comprising a shelf having a bag-supporting surface, and a pair of laterally extending projections. The device includes a pair of opposed sidewalls each comprising an inner surface, and a longitudinal groove for receiving one of said projections. The groove is disposed in the inner surface. A first support for supporting one of the projections in a first shelf position is disposed within the groove, and a second support for supporting one of the projections in a second shelf position is disposed within the groove. The shelf is disposed between the sidewalls such that each of the projections is disposed within a corresponding groove. The shelf is movable from the first shelf position wherein each of the projections is supported by a corresponding first support and the second shelf position wherein each of the projections is supported by a corresponding second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Mirna Nono, Fadi Nono
  • Patent number: 8091709
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a rectangular tray having a pair of sidewalls, a pair of laterally opposed spring arms extending from the sidewalls, a finger tab on each spring arm and a locking lug adjacent to each finger tab. A rectangular shell has an open front end, a pair of sidewalls, a slot extending longitudinally along each of the sidewalls and terminating short of the open front end of the shell, and a locking pocket extending from each slot at a position spaced from the open end of the shell. The tray is slidably received in the shell with the spring arms interiorly adjacent to the shell sidewalls and the finger tabs slidably received in the slots. The locking lugs on the finger tabs are resiliently receivable in the locking pockets on the shell sidewalls in the closed position of the tray within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Maurice R. Gnepper
  • Patent number: 8056712
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to job bags for use in the processing, handling, storage and/or transportation of lenses. In several embodiments, the job bags are used in combination with lens bags to transport lenses between various stations in a facility, where processes are applied to the lenses. One embodiment of the invention includes a front panel secured to a back panel, where the front and back panels are joined at least along a bottom edge and form a pocket configured to receive a document, and two vertical pockets formed on the front panel, where each vertical pocket is configured to receive a lens and to retain the lens in the vertical pocket when the job bag rests on its bottom edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: I-Coat Company, LLC
    Inventors: Allison Igawa, Timothy George Stephan, Phillip Velasquez, Arman Bernardi
  • Patent number: 8038052
    Abstract: The present invention provides a retractable dual-purpose file folder, including a retractable chamber with a front panel, a rear panel, a retractable bottom wall, two retractable side walls and an accommodation space. A plurality of three-sided sealed spacers is arranged at intervals into the accommodation space of the retractable chamber, the bottom of which is coupled onto the retractable bottom wall. There is a multi-section locator, including first and second locators. The first locator is arranged onto the front panel, and the second locator arranged on the rear panel. The invention includes positioning bands, each with a positioning end located securely on the front panel and a moveable end with a mating portion mated securely with the first and second locators. The retractable dual-purpose file folder can be accommodated into the brief case and placed uprightly on the table for meeting the diversified customer requirements with better applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: James C. Huang
  • Patent number: 8020701
    Abstract: A device for emptying a mail item container that is open at the top and serves for transporting mail items. The mail item container has sidewalls and a container underside. The device has a lifting device for moving the mail items relative to the sidewalls. In order to enable postal articles, such as, for example, letter mail items, to be emptied from a mail item container in an ergonomically favorable and efficient manner without adversely affecting its mechanical stability to too great an extent, it is proposed that the lifting device is provided for passing through the underside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Berdelle-Hilge, Thomas Buckenmaier, Dietmar Oexle, Armin Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 7980779
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to dividers with tabs adjustable along at least two edges of the binder. One embodiment is directed to a divider for use in a binder. The divider comprises a panel, the panel comprising a binding edge and a plurality of non-binding edges, and a tab. The panel comprises at least one binding feature adjacent the binding edge and at least one tab mating feature adjacent at least first and second edges of the plurality of non-binding edges. The tab is configured to mate with the at least one tab mating feature. The at least one tab mating feature is configured such that the tab is positionable in at least two longitudinal positions along the first non-binding edge and in at least two longitudinal positions along the second non-binding edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Sasha Barausky, Ryan Shafer, Irene Wong, Tom Lutzow, Matthew Chace Carpenter
  • Patent number: 7921998
    Abstract: A file divider is provided for dividing a series of file folders having hanging rods with opposed ends slidably supported for movement on a file support edge of a file organizer. The file divider includes a body having opposed ends slidably supported for movement on the file support edge between a pair of file folders. The opposed ends have fingers projecting therefrom that are engageable with certain of the hanging rods of the file folders to maintain the stability of the divider bar when the file folders and the file divider bar are slidably moved on the file support edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Storage Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Schenker
  • Patent number: 7909234
    Abstract: A compact storage organizer comprising an outer casing having a front panel, a bottom panel, a rear panel, an extension panel portion and a closure cover, all hinged and serially connected to each other at adjoining edges. The outer casing further includes a pair of side panel sheets that extend between the front panel and the rear panel defining an enclosed opening. A closure mechanism is provided to fasten the closure cover to the front panel. A file assembly is disposed in the compact storage organizer that includes at least one divider with a magnetic tab system disposed in the enclosed opening between the front and rear panels defining at least two envelope containers sequentially disposed adjacent to each other. The magnetic tab system may be pre-printed and personalized according to a user's preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Stephanie Catherine Maistrellis
  • Patent number: 7900966
    Abstract: A valet parking envelope includes a front panel and a rear panel. The front panel of the valet parking envelope preferably includes an identification number, vehicle owner area, a date/time area, a vehicle make/model area, a color area, a license plate area, emergency contact area and a valet driver area. A vehicle tag and an owner coupon are removably attached to a bottom of the valet parking envelope. The rear panel of the valet parking envelope includes a right side image of a vehicle, a top image of a vehicle and a left side image a vehicle. The valet parking envelope further includes a flap and a metal clasp. A vehicle key is preferably retained relative to the valet parking envelope with a length of string. A storage box with a lid may be used to retain a plurality of valet parking envelopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Global Real Estate Investment Project, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Stennett
  • Publication number: 20100300911
    Abstract: A file is provided. A case has a first opening. A first pocket is removably stored in the case through the first opening. The case is provided with a first magnet to be attachable to an attachment wall made of ferromagnetic material by magnetic force of the first magnet. The first pocket is provided with a second magnet to be attachable to the attachment wall by magnetic force of the second magnet in a state where that case is attached to the attachment wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: KING JIM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nayumi YAMADA, Masako NAITO, Yoshiaki MAEHARA
  • Publication number: 20100200447
    Abstract: A store for storing value sheets such as banknotes in a stack and for dispensing the value notes from the stack. When more than a single value sheet is dispensed from the stack, the store returns all but one of the value sheets to the stack while moving the stack to reduce friction between the returning value sheet and the topmost value sheet of the stack. Means for securing the stack are also provided: a support for the stack is anchored and/or extra pressure is applied to the stack. The store includes means for indicating when the stack contains more than a predetermined number of value sheets and means for preventing securing of the store when the predetermined number of value sheets is exceeded. A value sheet store with part of a sidewall integrally formed with the lid. A value sheet store which includes a lid attached to a housing by a hinge located on an edge of the housing. Apparatus and a method for determining the height of a stack of value sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: MEI, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Gerlier, Roberto Polidoro, Guillermo Garcia, Christian Voser
  • Patent number: 7731442
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to dividers with tabs adjustable along at least two edges of the binder. One embodiment is directed to a divider for use in a binder. The divider comprises a panel, the panel comprising a binding edge and a plurality of non-binding edges, and a tab. The panel comprises at least one binding feature adjacent the binding edge and at least one tab mating feature adjacent at least first and second edges of the plurality of non-binding edges. The tab is configured to mate with the at least one tab mating feature. The at least one tab mating feature is configured such that the tab is positionable in at least two longitudinal positions along the first non-binding edge and in at least two longitudinal positions along the second non-binding edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Sasha Barausky, Ryan Shafer, Irene Wong, Tom Lutzow, Matthew Chace Carpenter
  • Patent number: 7726527
    Abstract: A center console includes a storage bin and a pair of hook members coupled to respective opposing walls of the bin for supporting hanging files in a substantially upright manner within the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Charan Singh Lota