Different Receptacles With Means For Stacking Patents (Class 206/501)
  • Patent number: 10399742
    Abstract: A container system is provided comprising an upper container and a clip body configured to attach to the top of a lower container. The clip body includes outer securing structures comprised of tabs and ledges to releasably attach to the lip of a circular rim of the lower container. Wings are configured to flex under an influence of a digit of a user to bias the ledges away from the central region of the clip body, thereby releasing the lower container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: OREGON PRECISION INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Zakary James Borg, Ronald Lee Mellor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10358310
    Abstract: A machine includes multiple types of paper sheet handling units, each of which includes a conveying mechanism for conveying a banknote and performs a different handling process on the banknote; and a controller that controls the paper sheet handling units. Each of the paper sheet handling units includes a connecting portion that connects conveying paths of the conveying mechanisms, and the connecting portions are provided in common positions among the paper sheet handling units. The controller detects types of the paper sheet handling units and relative positions of the paper sheet handling units in a conveying pathway of the banknote, with respect to the paper sheet handling units that are connected via the connecting portions, and controls each of the paper sheet handling units based on the type and the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10315872
    Abstract: A machine includes multiple types of paper sheet handling units, each of which includes a conveying mechanism for conveying a banknote and performs a different handling process on the banknote; and a controller that controls the paper sheet handling units. Each of the paper sheet handling units includes a connecting portion that connects conveying paths of the conveying mechanisms, and the connecting portions are provided in common positions among the paper sheet handling units. The controller detects types of the paper sheet handling units and relative positions of the paper sheet handling units in a conveying pathway of the banknote, with respect to the paper sheet handling units that are connected via the connecting portions, and controls each of the paper sheet handling units based on the type and the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10176193
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for holding versions of a document. In response to adding a version of an item to a hold container, another version of the item is automatically added to the hold container based on a hold version policy type associated with the hold container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Chen, Khanh M. Le, Yong L. Li, Randal J. Richardt, Phong K. Truong, Alan T. Yaung, Xian Zou
  • Patent number: 10106314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holder for sweets, having a funnel-shaped handle element and a tray disposed on an expanded part of the handle element, wherein the tray has recesses for containing sweets therein, whereas on ridges separating the individual recesses and/or on the periphery of the tray, spikes for impaling sweets thereon are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Qual Pak SC Piort Wnuk Mariola Wnuk
    Inventor: Piotr Wnuk
  • Patent number: 10023356
    Abstract: Universal wraps are used in the construction of a container centerbody. The wraps may take the form of a top and bottom wrap with complementary stacking patterns, in which the wraps create the centerbody. The wraps permit stacking of different-style containers regardless of which container is positioned as the bottom container. The universal wraps may include curved edge portions to seamlessly and aesthetically blend in with a side panel of the container. The stacking patterns of the wraps may take different forms with various shaped protuberances and recessed portions. Further, one or more of the wraps may have isolation features attached to or integrally formed with an interior surface of the wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Patent number: 9669930
    Abstract: A galley cart for moving along an aisle of a vehicle is presented, the galley cart comprising a body comprising a right longitudinal portion, a left lateral portion, a rear portion disposed between the right and the left lateral portions on a rear side of the body, a door opening disposed between the right and the left lateral portions on a front side of the body, an upper portion disposed between the right and the left lateral portions, a lower portion disposed between the right and the left lateral portions, wheels attached to the lower portion for supporting the body, a door pivotally attached to the body and adapted to mate with the door opening and a locking mechanism operatively associated with the door for selectively securing the door to the body in a closed position thereof the upper portion of the cart comprising a peripheral frame including a plurality of container-supporting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Norduyn Inc.
    Inventors: Mathieu Boivin, Martin Belanger
  • Patent number: 9643757
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lid structure with latches is configured for sealing use with container vessels of different materials having differing manufacturing dimensional tolerances, such plastic vessels and glass vessels. Another feature of a lid and vessel combination is the provision of a lid receptacle feature, configured to capture the base of a vessel in a stacking arrangement, without utilization of special features on the vessel base. A method of merchandising lids and vessels is described, wherein a lid is provided for separate purchase, a plurality of vessels of different materials is provided for separate purchase which are configured to match to the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Smyers, Nicolsson Fernandes, Steven M. Grider, Ken S. Tran
  • Patent number: 9386239
    Abstract: A thermal imaging system includes a mounting structure characterized by a first thermal conductivity and a focal plane array mounted to the mounting structure. The thermal imaging system also includes an optical system coupled to the mounting structure and a heating element coupled to the mounting structure. The thermal imaging system further includes a thermal isolator coupled to the mounting structure and characterized by a second thermal conductivity lower than the first thermal conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Gustafson, Glen Francisco, Adam J. Ward
  • Patent number: 9272173
    Abstract: The present invention is a telescoping plyometric exercise device which can be rapidly adjusted for height using a single lifting motion. The apparatus is incrementally height-adjusted and secured in a position capable of withstanding force. The apparatus requires a single lifting motion to securely and incrementally adjust the device, and to balance impact and force through the use of novel, contoured inner components and structural assemblies. These inner components and structural assemblies are engineered to provide the capability for rapid height adjustment of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Russell Kempka
  • Patent number: 9095848
    Abstract: This packaging includes a grouping nest, a first tub, and a sealing cover. Lateral walls of the first tub are sloped to allow a nesting of this first tub in a second identical tub; the first tub includes recesses on the outer side of the tub forming tub and/or nest supporting pillars on the inner side of each wall, and having a tub and/or nest supporting surface opposite the bottom of the tub. The positioning of the recess forming a tub supporting pillar on one opposed lateral wall is different from the positioning of the recess forming a tub supporting pillar on the other opposed lateral wall allowing nesting of this first tub into a second identical tub in a first relative position of the first tub, while allowing the stacking of said first and second tubs one onto the other in a second relative position of the first tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Franck Carrel, Eric Dominicy, Thomas Dubois
  • Publication number: 20140360908
    Abstract: A stackable container system may comprise a beverage container, a beverage container lid, a plurality of smaller containers, and a plurality of smaller container lids. The smaller containers and smaller container lids are configured to allow any of the smaller container lids to be used on any of the smaller containers. The bottom of the beverage container and the bottom of each smaller container is also configured to allow the beverage container or smaller container to be interlocked with the top of any of the smaller container lids. In addition to storing beverage ingredients, the stackable container system can also be used to store other edible and inedible ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Steven M. Sorensen, Kim L. Sorensen, David O. Meyers
  • Patent number: 8870010
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Contents of the container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Embodiments may employ a one-size-fits-all coupling element to couple any size container to the lower lid that couples with a cup. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Top-That!, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 8851287
    Abstract: Universal members placed between containers having different stacking patterns permit stacking of these containers regardless of the type of container positioned as the bottom container. The universal members include an appropriate thickness and a plurality of openings configured to receive the different stacking patterns. Depending on the containers being stacked, the universal members may take different forms. For example, one universal member may include T-shaped openings while another universal member may include rectangular-shaped openings with offset members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Publication number: 20140197064
    Abstract: Stackable trays for jugs, stacked arrangements and stacking methods are disclosed. A tray has a first surface to support a bottom of one or more jugs, and could include jug receiving cells. A collar could extend downwardly from a second surface opposite the first surface and have at least one notch sized to receive a portion of a handle of a respective jug located beneath each jug receiving cell. Load transfer to the handles of the jugs below the second surface could be provided by load transfer structures, such as the collars in one embodiment, which extend from the second surface to engage the jugs. A stacked arrangement includes multiple layers of jugs with a respective stackable tray between adjacent layers of the multiple layers. The trays could thus be used in stacking or otherwise arranging jugs in multiple layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Parmalat Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Scott Prince, Lee Scott Hoover, Antonino Cugliari
  • Patent number: 8695795
    Abstract: A system used for organizing, storing, and transporting multimedia and related paperwork for use by, for example, a disc jockey. The interconnectable, portable container-system includes a box, with a top, bottom, back and two sides. It further includes accessories such as a large divider, and drawers and may be further divided by a small divider and mini dividers according to user's intended application of use. Boxes can be inter-connected for efficient storage and portability using the system described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jason W. Huber
  • Publication number: 20130228486
    Abstract: Top mounting bottle container that couples with a bottle. A tab and cut-out in the cover provides for spill free snacking from an independent removable vessel. Salty snacks such as BEER NUTS® for example may couple to the top of a beer bottle for example. Various configurations enable the inclusion of fresh food, eating and drinking from a straw if desired while standing and walking and simultaneous access of solid or liquid in the container and bottle. Coupling elements that couple the top mounting bottle container to the bottle, may utilize any type of easily removable or semi-removable technology. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and bottle in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one beverage holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Mark BUCK
  • Patent number: 8490810
    Abstract: A method of merchandising a modular home storage container system includes providing a plurality of individual groups of containers adapted for use on standardized shelving. Each container has side walls extending upwardly from a bottom wall to an open top and a removable lid. The containers, in each group, have a uniform length which correlates with one of the shelving depths, a uniform width to provide a uniform footprint size to accommodate the use of a single size lid and a plurality of different heights to allow a consumer to optimize the use of the available shelf height space. The heights of the containers are graduated so that the overall height of two stacked shorter containers will approximate the height of a taller container. Preferably a chart correlating the lengths of the individual groups of containers with standard shelving depths is available at the display site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Snapware Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Lown
  • Patent number: 8464889
    Abstract: A transportable pastry container comprises a modular system of portable containers which comprises a lid portion and a storage portion. The lid portion comprises a flat, rectangular lid with a handle located centrally on a top surface. The storage portion comprises a rectangular bottom surface of as well as integral side walls which extend perpendicularly upward from the sides of the bottom surface. The top edges of the side walls further comprise a plurality of fasteners which extend above the top of the walls. The bottom edges of the side walls and the sides of the lid portion are further comprised of corresponding fasteners which selectively attach or detach the lid portion to the top of a storage portion. In a preferred embodiment, one (1) side wall of each storage portion further comprises a hinged door for selective accessibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Lois Keithley, Darrin Keithley
  • Patent number: 8403163
    Abstract: A protection and containment system for co-packaged containers is provided which includes a hollow primary container, a top protector complementally configure to fit atop the primary container, and at least one retainer coupled to the top protector for holding a secondary container. The primary container has a circumscribing upright sidewall and an opening configured for receiving material to be stored in the container. The top protector includes a side wall and at least a pair of spaced-apart opposed risers, most preferably provided as one of four corner modules, the risers extending upwardly from the primary container above the opening and presenting a gap between the risers which is sized and configured for receiving the secondary container. Several retainers can be provided, either to hold the secondary containers in different gaps, or provided in tandem to hold two secondary containers adjacent to one another in or proximate a single gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Snyder Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert H. Spann, Darrell A. Oltman
  • Publication number: 20130056475
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Coupling elements that couple the cup lid to the cup, or that couple containers to the lid cavity may be non-permanent, semi-permanent or permanent. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Mark BUCK
  • Patent number: 8322354
    Abstract: There is provided a make-up kit having a plurality of containers having top surfaces made up of different integer numbers of substantially identically shaped units and bottom surfaces made up of corresponding numbers of substantially identically shaped units, peripheral areas of the top surface units being of complementary shape to peripheral areas of the bottom surface units, so that each container is separably interengageable with at least one other of the containers above or below, by interengagement of the complementary shaped unit peripheral areas. In this way, large or small numbers of identical or different units may be connected together in a large number of different configurations; each differently shaped container effectively forming a differently shaped, but mutually compatible, building block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toly Products (U.K.) Ltd.
    Inventor: Philippe Parker
  • Publication number: 20120248000
    Abstract: Provided is a tower made from base plates that can function as an ornamental table centerpiece, to which additional plates can be added to give the appearance of a flower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Albert Artsvelyan
  • Patent number: 8079474
    Abstract: A stackable container and blanks for forming a stackable container are disclosed. In one embodiment, a stackable container has (a) a base having two pairs of opposed base edges, (b) two first sidewall structures foldably attached to the first base edges at an angle of from about 90 degrees to about 100 degrees, and (c) two second sidewall structures. The second sidewall structures generally each include (i) a wall flap foldably attached to one of the base edges at an angle of from about 90 degrees to about 100 degrees, (ii) an index fold-down flap foldably attached to the wall flap at an angle of about 180 degrees, and (iii) a plurality of inner fold-down flaps foldably attached to the wall flap at an angle of about 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Maxco Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Max Flaming
  • Publication number: 20110074255
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a bin having side panels, a bottom, a rim, a first reception slot and a second reception slot. The side panels and the bottom define a cavity therebetween. The rim extends from the side panels around a perimeter of an opening to the cavity and in a direction substantially parallel to the bottom. The first reception slot extends from the rim into a first one of the side panels, and the second reception slot extends from the rim into a second one of the side panels. The first one of the side panels is positioned opposite the second one of the side panels. Each of the first and second reception slots is configured to selectively receive a different portion of a divider, which divides the cavity into two or more compartments. Related storage and organization systems, accessories and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Dirk AHLGRIM, Douglas DAYTON, Monica KUZNIK, Samuel PALMER, Gretchen WUSTRACK
  • Patent number: 7878363
    Abstract: A beverage packaging unit (1) that includes an opening (8) from which the liquid contents of the unit can be drunk, wherewith said opening, or orifice (8), can be closed with the aid of an closure element (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cubis Limited
    Inventor: Erik Nilsson
  • Patent number: 7841471
    Abstract: The structure comprises two saddles (15) connected to each other, each of which is shaped in such a way as to form, at one side, two seats, on which two flanked barriques rest, and to form at the opposite side at least an-intermediate seat for resting on a barrique. The saddles form two housings (20) for the forks of a lifting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Marchesi Antinori S.r.l.
    Inventor: Luca Tagliaferri
  • Patent number: 7798346
    Abstract: A sports bottle with concentrate cup removably coupled thereto by a female coupling ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Leona I. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7789256
    Abstract: A container has door openings at opposite ends for dedicated loading from the discharge of a waste compactor at a door on a vertical hinge axis and unloading by tilt dumping through a swinging panel on a horizontal axis. A removable lid encompasses a substantial portion of the top. The container has standard intermodal fittings. The container can be loaded while on a compaction-reinforcement chassis with a structure that bears against the dumping side door to resist compactor forces. The container is reinforced notwithstanding the plural doors, including at a header and sill at the loading end, a rigid upper frame at traversing between the sides at the hinge for the dumping end, and by a container base including transverse fork-truck tine receptacles. The container is not limited to the specialized reception of compactor slugs and is also useful as a general purpose bulk container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Wastequip, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony D. Petzitillo, Jr., Todd A. Fowler
  • Publication number: 20100219193
    Abstract: Universal members placed between containers having different stacking patterns permit stacking of these containers regardless of the type of container positioned as the bottom container. The universal members include an appropriate thickness and a plurality of openings configured to receive the different stacking patterns. Depending on the containers being stacked, the universal members may take different forms. For example, one universal member may include T-shaped openings while another universal member may include rectangular-shaped openings with offset members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: Environmental Container Systems, d/b/a ECS Composites
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Patent number: 7775366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refill container that holds and protects an internal tray filled with a cosmetic material. The refill container that holds the internal tray filled with the cosmetic material is made up of a mounting portion and an engaging portion. The mounting portion has a structure to be mounted over the internal tray in such a manner as to cover an exposed surface of the cosmetic material. The mounting portion has a lid portion that faces the exposed surface and protects the exposed surface in a mounted state and a holding portion that holds the internal tray in such a manner that the internal-tray bottom surface of the internal tray is exposed in the mounted state. Further, in the mounted state of the internal tray being mounted in the mounting portion, the engaging portion catches the internal tray in such a manner as to prevent the internal tray from being disengaged from the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Goto, Sachiko Toyoda
  • Publication number: 20100140128
    Abstract: A container which includes a base (4) with an upper end forming a base rim (16), and a cover (2) which can lie right-side-up or upside-down on the base. In the cover upside-down position, a cover channel (14) opens downwardly and closely receives the base rim (16), and much of the base recess (7) is left uncovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 7726483
    Abstract: The container can be locked into a stack of containers. A container cover locks onto the top of a container base to define a sealed area for storage. Additionally, the bottom of a second container base can be locked onto the top of the cover of a first container. In this fashion, when closed containers are stacked, they form a locked stack that is more structurally rigid and therefore less precarious than a traditional, non-locked container stack. When not in use, the bases can be formed into a nested stack, and their covers can be locked together to form a locked cover stack. The locked cover stack can be locked to either the top or bottom of the nested base stack to form a rigid stack. In some embodiments, a cover can be turned upside down and its bottom face locked onto the bottom face of a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Anand Ramanujam, Ryan J. Coonce
  • Patent number: 7722907
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a package system containing a main container with a smaller container nested in it. The smaller container is filled with a secondary food item designed to be mixed into the primary food item. The smaller container is placed within the main container. The area of the main container not occupied by the smaller container includes a main food item. Both containers are sealed with one film. Before consumption, a consumer will place the package in a microwave to heat. Once heated, the smaller container is removed from the main container, creating space in the main container previously occupied by the smaller container. The main food item in the main container will re-position creating space between the top of the main food item to the edge of the main container. The secondary item can be added into the main container without overflowing out of the main container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Barilla G. E R. Fratelli, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Iain Roberts, Eleanor Luna, George Kyaw Soe Maung Aye, Jeewon Jung
  • Publication number: 20100051492
    Abstract: An improved paint clean-up container comprising two nested vessels with a grate disposed in the inner vessel. The outer vessel comprises a bucket with a bottom and sloped sides, with a raised circular portion comprising a circular rib to accommodate and guide the inner vessel into position. The inner vessel also comprises a bucket with a bottom and sloped sides; however the inner vessel also comprises a shelf disposed below the rim for holding the grate. The raised circular portion of the outer vessel holds the inner vessel in a central position, while the shelf of the inner vessel prevents the grate from changing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony VIZL
  • Patent number: 7586740
    Abstract: An exemplary housing of a foldable electronic device includes a first cover, a second cover, a handle, latching members, and resilient members. The first cover includes lock portions. The handle includes two pivot portions and two first transmission portions. Each latching member includes a second transmission portion and a lock receiving portion. Each lock receiving portion is configured for engaging with one lock portion. Each second transmission portion is configured for engaging with one first transmission portion. The pivot portions are engaging with the retaining portions such that the handle is rotatable around the pivot portion. When the handle rotates, it releases the lock portions from the latching members thus opens the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zi-Ming Tang
  • Patent number: 7543713
    Abstract: A container can have a body with an integrally formed base attached to the body. The base includes a concave annular wall extending from the container sidewall to a standing surface, and an inner wall extending from the standing surface to a substantially flat inner annular wall. The inner annular wall is recessed in the base and is substantially perpendicular to the container sidewall. The inner annular wall includes a centrally located dimple. The dimple includes a plurality of spaced apart and radially extending indented ribs. One or more of the ribs extend radially into a brace that tapers to meet the inner annular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company L.P.
    Inventors: Greg Trude, John W. Tobias, Richard K. Ogg
  • Patent number: 7541085
    Abstract: A flexible core element having a large bonding surface area suitable for sandwich type construction comprising a plurality of first hexagonal nodes defining a first surface, a plurality of second hexagonal nodes defining a second surface spaced apart from and parallel to the first surface, and a plurality of rectangular wall members which interconnect said first hexagonal nodes to said second hexagonal nodes and define the depth of the core element. Each hexagonal node corresponds to an open hexagonal cell on its obverse surface and serves as a bonding surface. The core element is fabricated from a continuous sheet of material that has been die-cut with a repeating geometrical design, creased and folded, concertina style, in upon itself to make a double-sided core material that is flexible, able to vent, exhibits good bend and shear strength, and has a large surface bonding area rendering it suitable in the construction of lightweight sandwich panels and offering a wide array of other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Robert L. J. Burdon
  • Publication number: 20090045204
    Abstract: A portable cooler is provided that has a wet side and a dry side separated by a removable partition that can be used as a cutting or serving board. The partition slides within a pair of opposed vertical channels formed in the walls of the cooler. The partition comprises one or more slots for holding utensils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher S. Marganski
  • Publication number: 20080283436
    Abstract: The structure comprises two saddles (15) connected to each other, each of which is shaped in such a way as to form, at one side, two seats, on which two flanked barriques rest, and to form at the opposite side at least an-intermediate seat for resting on a barrique. The saddles form two housings (20) for the forks of a lifting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Luca Tagliaferri
  • Patent number: 7451875
    Abstract: A container storage system includes a plurality of containers, wherein each container is of a different size. Each container includes a base and wall extending up from and perpendicular to the base forming a pool therein. A first lip extends around a periphery of the wall outside the pool on a side opposite the base. A second lip extends around a periphery of the wall outside the pool on a side adjacent the base. The container further includes a lid having a shape and size that corresponds with a shape and size of the base. The lid has a retaining channel that extends around a periphery thereof for releasably receiving one of the first and second lips for releasably securing the lid to at least one of an open end of said container and the base of said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Karen Norris
  • Publication number: 20080210590
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage device for a plurality of golf club cleaning devices. Additionally, the present invention provides a storage device for a plurality of flag portions for a golf club cleaning device. The storage devices of the present invention provide an efficient mechanism for transporting and storing the golf club cleaning devices and the flag portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher W. CIERI
  • Publication number: 20080099363
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cover for protecting the interior cooking surfaces of a container such as cookware, bakeware or serveware. The cover has a covering portion for covering the open face of the container. The covering portion includes a tie securing member which retains a tie that holds the covering portion stretched over the open face of the container, thereby securing the cover to the container with the covering portion spaced from at least one interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Wendy Orbach
  • Publication number: 20080078686
    Abstract: The claimed invention is a novel container system that adds utility and convenience for the consumer “on-the-go”. The container system claimed includes a main tray member that holds food product (e.g. carrots), and lid member that is configured so that, when it is inverted, it acts as a secondary tray member that holds food product (e.g. condiment) and is further attachable to the rim of the tray member via an interference fit or snap-fit grip fit. The resulting utility is that the consumer is able to hold the main tray member with one hand or have held the main tray member (e.g. in a recess in an automobile consol) and access the contents of both trays with a free hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Publication number: 20080061065
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a food containment system comprising at least one container including a primary receptacle and one or more secondary receptacles. The food containment system further comprising at least one lid attached to the at least one container and enclosing the primary and secondary receptacles, wherein the primary receptacle includes a primary food and the one or more secondary receptacles include a secondary food. Method for packaging the containers described above is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Jack Aronson, Annette Aronson, Anthony S. Latella
  • Patent number: 7322478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refill container, that holds and protects an internal tray filled with a cosmetic material. The refill container that holds the internal tray filled with the cosmetic material is made up of a mounting portion and an engaging portion. The mounting portion has a structure to be mounted over the internal tray in such a manner as to cover an exposed surface of the cosmetic material. The mounting portion has a lid portion that faces the exposed surface and protects the exposed surface in a mounted state and a holding portion that holds the internal tray in such a manner that the internal-tray bottom surface of the internal tray is exposed in the mounted state. Further, in the mounted state of the internal tray being mounted in the mounting portion, the engaging portion catches the internal tray in such a manner as to prevent the internal tray from being disengaged from the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Goto, Sachiko Toyoda
  • Patent number: 7258905
    Abstract: A sealable food container includes a base serving member such as a plate having a generally planar central portion, a sidewall extending generally upwardly and outwardly therefrom and a base outer flange portion extending outwardly from the sidewall. The sidewall defines a sealing area with an undercut annular sealing surface disposed between the substantially planar central portion of the base serving member and the base outer flange portion. The sidewall portion of the plate defines a base stop ridge adjacent the upper edge of the undercut annular sealing surface of the sidewall as well as a laterally extending retaining shelf adjacent the lower edge of the undercut annular sealing surface of the base serving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca E. Whitmore, Mark B. Littlejohn, Margaret P. Neer, Debra D. Bowers, Jerome G. Dees, Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Patent number: 7249686
    Abstract: A hand-portable serving tray having a compartmented food carrier releasably engaged over a collector tray, the food carrier comprising a plurality of upstanding walls dividing a plurality of close-pack compartments. Within each compartment is at least one hole on a compartment bottom that drains food exudates to the collector tray below. Each compartment bottom is configured to direct fluid to its drain hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Inventor: Violeta C Aesquivel
  • Patent number: 7097036
    Abstract: A cassette 5 with longitudinal and transverse dimensions similar to each other is housed in a cassette storing case which can prevent housing of a cassette into the housing case in an incorrect direction and identify a dedicated cassette storing case corresponding to a cassette, while assuring the function of preventing positional shift during stacking. The cassette storing case 1 includes an indicating portion 15 provided on the top surface 1a of the housing case. The indicating portion 15 has a protrusion-and-recess pattern, similar to a design on the cassette, which indicates a housing direction. The cassette storing case 1 further includes a stopper portion 17, provided on the bottom surface 1b of the housing case, for engaging with part 16 of the indicating portion 15 to regulate positional shift when housing cases are stacked with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoo Morita
  • Patent number: D595537
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Hurricane Shooters, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan D. Mansfield, Ricky R. Lambert