Closure Structure Specified For Stacking Patents (Class 206/508)
  • Patent number: 10376726
    Abstract: A metal container with a combustible liner for use as a portable firefighting training unit. The combustible liner is formed of particle board sections loosely assembled inside the metal container with an opening in the liner in registry with an access opening in the metal container. The unit may be used to demonstrate various phenomena associated with a developing fire including the flammability of unburned products of combustion, hose stream techniques with a spray bottle filled with water, flashover and backdraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Shawn C. Bloemker
  • Patent number: 10370148
    Abstract: A food container is disclosed that is configured to attach to either (1) a beverage container lid, the lid comprising a lid wall with a lid coupling structure, or (2) a rim of a beverage can. The food container includes a food compartment comprising a side wall and a bottom and a food compartment coupling structure extending from the bottom outer wall coupling structure and an inner wall that further comprises an inner wall coupling structure. When the food container is mounted to the beverage container lid, the outer wall coupling structure mates with the lid coupling structure. When the food container is mounted to the beverage can, the inner wall coupling structure hooks underneath the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Snacktops, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 10349547
    Abstract: A chassis cover includes a cover member having a first edge and a second edge. The cover member also includes at least one latch member. The latch member or members include a cantilever arm extending distally outward from an interior of the cover member beyond the first edge by a first distance, and terminating at a loop. A latch arm extends distally inward from the loop a second distance, which may be greater than the first distance. A latching tab extends distally from an end of the latch arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Ayala Vera, Oswaldo Enrique Linares Rivas, Carlos Gonzalez Inda, Sergio Antonio Delon Canseco, Luis Lopez Moreno
  • Patent number: 10273078
    Abstract: Transportable technical container for chemical liquids provided with a container body at least provided with a base wall, with an opposite upper wall and with perimeter walls, said container body realizing a containment chamber, wherein the technical container is provided with a grip handle and with a threaded cylindrical mouth closable by a threaded closing cap, wherein the height of each perimeter wall is in any case lower than the width and length dimensions both of the base wall and of the upper wall in such a way that the technical container assumes a substantially flattened shape so as to be able to be positioned in the space present below a professional oven of the known type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ALI GROUP SRL
    Inventors: Moreno Zanchetta, Pierluigi Amico
  • Patent number: 10246221
    Abstract: A container features a pair of stacking features on its top and bottom walls enabling a plurality of such containers to be disposed in a vertically stacked configuration. One of these stacking features is a protrusion with a tip spaced from an outer surface of the respective wall and opposite sides depending from the tip on either side thereof towards the wall's outer surface, and the other one is a groove with a base recessed from an outer surface of the respective wall and opposite sides of the groove extending from the base on either side thereof towards the wall's outer surface. The groove of one such container is thus arranged to matingly receive the protrusion of another such container so that the two containers are interconnectable in the vertically stacked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Dean Rowley
  • Patent number: 10246220
    Abstract: A food container coupling system includes a food container configured to attach to a can or a beverage container lid/coupler. The food container includes a food compartment with a side wall and a bottom, which has a food compartment coupling structure. The food compartment coupling structure has an inner wall coupling structure with an inner wall jut, and is shaped complementary to the rim of a beverage can and when the food container is mounted to the beverage can, the food compartment coupling structure mates with the beverage can rim. The system may also include a beverage container lid/coupler with a coupling ring adapted to mate with the rim of a beverage container, wherein the rim defines a second plane, and a beverage container lid coupling structure extends from the second plane and can mate with the food compartment coupling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Mark Buck, Allen Tucker
  • Patent number: 10227158
    Abstract: An improved drinking can enables a user to have fluid return into the can after drinking The improved drinking can comprises a can body comprising a contoured bottom edge immediately adjacent to a bottom recess. The can body further comprising a can top mechanically coupled to a spout. Where the spout is shaped to funnel fluid back into the can body. The bottom recess is shaped to enable a first improved drinking can to sit upon a second improved drinking can where bottom recess covers can top. This protects the drinking area from becoming contaminated during shipment, storage, and display. The can body is covered with a mural where the mural is covered by a mural cover comprising a tab such that the mural cover can be removed by applying force to the tab displaying the mural.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Derrick T. Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10219444
    Abstract: A planter includes a concave container and a separate rim, both formed from a thermoplastic material. The container has a brim extending radially outward from an upper portion of the container. A vertical wall extends upward from the brim. The rim has a top wall with outer and inner side walls extending downward from its edges. The upper surface of the brim of the container comprises a stop inward of the vertical wall such that when the rim is advanced onto the upper end of the container, a lower portion of the inner rim wall confronts the stop to inhibit further advancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ATT Southern, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Harbaugh
  • Patent number: 10196181
    Abstract: An improved container closure is provided, and a manufacturing process therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: First Quality Packaging Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Strachan
  • Patent number: 10196183
    Abstract: The fastener container in the present invention includes a lid and a receptacle base as main components combined together. Said lid has a first section and a second section which are connected by a hinge, two engaging members are separately provided on both ends of said first section, and a positioning protrusion is set on the inner surface of the end of each engaging member. An engaging circumference is set on the top of the receptacle base, a pair of first positioning notches are symmetrically provided above the both sides of the engaging circumference, and at least one second positioning notch(s) is/are separately provided on the rear side of each first positioning notch. Therefore, this invention allows the user to easily open or close the first section of the lid, but also effortless to hold the first section of the lid in any open angle to allow the user to take or place screws or other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Min-Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 10167113
    Abstract: An overpack salvage drum including a drum body and a lid. A bottom wall and side wall of the drum body cooperate to define an interior of the drum body. The lid is configured to close an open top of the drum body. The lid includes at least two independent lid threads to engage with corresponding independent drum threads provided on the drum body. The lid includes a plurality of alternating castellations having a flat inner facing side and castellations having an arcuate inner facing side, which can be interdigitated with castellations on another lid when two lids are stacked together, or can be used to lock with a drum body to rotationally secure a drum body relative to the lid when in a stacked arrangement. The lids include lugs and recesses, or rings that allow for secure stacking of the lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ENPAC L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jay Wiley, Lawrence Stanek, Scott Janda, Timothy D. Reed
  • Patent number: 10155924
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a vessel for culturing cells which includes: a bottom, a top, a tubular neck, and, one or more shelves. The first shelf adjoins the top with the first shelf being located intermediate the bottom and the top. The bottom, the top and the one or more shelves collectively define an enclosed volume for culturing cells with the enclosed volume being accessible by the opening in the tubular neck. Advantageously, this vessel provides high volume cell culture in a manner that increases efficiency and reduces the cost of culturing cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Amy W Cai, William J Lacey, Michael S Shanler
  • Patent number: 10138031
    Abstract: A cover for a container, comprising a central web comprising a first web part and a second web part; and a hinge pivotally connecting the first and second web parts; wherein a first one of the web parts comprises at least one rib on an edge thereof facing the hinge, and a second one of the web parts comprises at least one corresponding recess on an edge thereof facing the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: IPL INC.
    Inventors: Daisy Del Rosario Roy, Stéphane Mercier, Jean-Gabriel Labrecque
  • Patent number: 10136758
    Abstract: Provided is a cover for a food container comprising a self-closing hinged lid and a first and second indicia insert. The cover comprises a cover plate, a lid, and a self-closing hinge. The cover plate secures the cover to a food container and further includes a flange for accepting a first advertising indicia. The hinged lid rests on top of the cover plate and includes a flange for accepting a second advertising indicia, a notch for accessing the container, and support ribs. The self-closing hinges secure the cover plate to the hinged lid and further include a pair of hinge stops that are angled towards the hinges to prevent the hinged lid from remaining in an open position without an external force holding the lid open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Spirit Specialty Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M Kurmlavage
  • Patent number: 10131467
    Abstract: An exemplary container for storing and transporting materials is disclosed. In various embodiments, the exemplary container includes one or more handles for assisting a user with lifting the exemplary container and/or controlling the exemplary container when pouring the exemplary container's contents. The one or more handles, in particular embodiments, are designed for minimum interference with other similar containers during transport. In some embodiments, certain handles are recessed within a cavity of a sidewall of the exemplary container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BWAY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Frano Luburic
  • Patent number: 10124935
    Abstract: An open ended container and lid combination provides a tamper indicator with a lid and container combination which can be pushed on by a manufacture and then the tamper indicator removed to allow the lid to be unscrewed relative to the container, while also still being able to be screwed back to a closed, and possibly sealed configuration. Two possible seals may be used comprising a seal against an interior surface of an upwardly extending wall of the container and an extension/groove combination of the lid and container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Glenn H. Morris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10106180
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a transportable container may include a container portion with an opening into an interior space; a lid for closing the opening; a handle for carrying the container; and a pivotable side latch, pivotally connected to the lid, moveable between a retaining position and a storage position. The pivotable side latch may be configured to engage a retaining structure of another container when the pivotable side latch is in the retaining position. The pivotable side latch may be configured to be in a depression of the lid when the pivotable side latch is in the storage position. With the container in an upright position, the pivotable side latch may move toward the depression when the pivotable side latch is released from the retaining position. The container portion may include a retaining structure with an upward-projecting lip configured to engage a pivotable side latch of a further container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski, Yosi Sabbag, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Patent number: 10099829
    Abstract: An infant formula container is provided with a particular lid having transparent, translucent and non-transparent/translucent parts. The container has a compartment intended to receive an object. The compartment has a bottom wall having a light reflective surface. The container of the invention provides for enhanced visibility through the lid such as to render the object in the compartment identifiable but not fully visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Sophia Brandao, Elodie Richard
  • Patent number: 10099815
    Abstract: A multi-use container with wheels, which includes: an opening; a base; lateral walls; end faces; a lower edge around the lateral walls and the end faces; at least two wheels coupled to each external face of the lateral walls, close to the lower edge of the lateral walls and the lower corners of the container; and recesses in the opening for receiving a lower part of the wheels of a container stacked on top. The base projects from underneath the lower edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Matrival, S.L.
    Inventor: Felipe Peña Valcárcel
  • Patent number: 10046549
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a capsule 12 for holding a substance 14 including providing a capsule body 2 having a closed end 5, an opposed open end 6 and a predetermined length defined between the ends 5, 6; providing a diaphragm 4 having a closed end 7, an opposed open end 8 and a predetermined length defined between the ends 7, 8; partially filling the body 2 with substance 14; inserting the closed end 7 of the diaphragm 4 into the open end 6 of the body 2 such that regions of the body 2 and the diaphragm 4 overlap one another with the open ends of the capsule body 2 and the diaphragm 4 being flush, thereby closing off the open end 6 of the body 2 and defining a chamber 104 within which the substance 14 is held; and heat welding the flush ends of the body 2 and the diaphragm 4 to one another to hermetically seal the chamber 104.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: COMBOCAP, INC.
    Inventors: Jacques Van Rooyen, Duncan E. B. Miller
  • Patent number: 9988178
    Abstract: A plastic keg includes a liner including a neck portion and a body portion. A lid having an opening is disposed at least partially over the liner. The liner is disposed in an outer container having a wall with at least one locking rib projecting therefrom. The locking rib angles downward and the lid secured to the outer container by the at least one locking rib. Optionally, a locking ring securing the neck portion of the liner to the lid may be configured to release the liner when the filled keg is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 9976114
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a vessel for culturing cells which includes: a bottom, a top, a tubular neck, and, one or more shelves. The first shelf adjoins the top with the first shelf being located intermediate the bottom and the top. The bottom, the top and the one or more shelves collectively define an enclosed volume for culturing cells with the enclosed volume being accessible by the opening in the tubular neck. Advantageously, this vessel provides high volume cell culture in a manner that increases efficiency and reduces the cost of culturing cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Amy W Cai, William J Lacey, Michael S Shanler
  • Patent number: 9954310
    Abstract: A fuse cover lock 26 has a return portion that is inserted through a through hole, which is an engagement portion 42, so as to be brought into engagement with a step portion 44. In the return portion that is in engagement with the step portion 44, an end portion on a side facing a fuse cover 4 in an assembling direction of a fuse holder 2 to the fuse cover 4 is positioned near a circumferential edge of an opening of the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Shinichi Yanagihara, Michio Ota
  • Patent number: 9926112
    Abstract: A containment system includes a bounded container having a shaped rim region and a sealing multi-hinged lid system engaging respective rim regions and respective closing lid members. Optionally, the wall sections are collapsible and a rim-lid interface and a lid-lid interface are discontinuous to aid sealing. Optionally, a sliding lock function is provided to enhance positive lid closure. An alternative interfitting arrangement provides a positive compressive urging proximate respective contact regions where the lids and the shaped rim interfit, and between lids, to provide air and moisture resistance to the containment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9836097
    Abstract: A storage drive configured for use in a storage drive block and a storage drive block are provided. The storage drive block in one example includes a plurality of storage drives joined together into a substantially rigid storage drive block, a block communication element extending to the plurality of storage drives and adapted to communicatively link a plurality of communication boards of the plurality of storage drives to a mass storage chassis assembly, and one or more joining elements affixing the one or more mounting elements of each storage drive to form the storage drive block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Brause, Dana C. Fisher, Brian L. Rappel
  • Patent number: 9834335
    Abstract: An interlocking or mating container and container system are presented herein. In particular, the system includes a plurality of adjacently disposed (side-by-side, end-to-end and stacked) containers that are dimensioned to maximize the available space on a pallet, for example, a 463-L Pallet, HCU-6/E Pallet or other pallet. The containers include enlarged wheels, one or more support feet, and a handle assembly. The containers are configured to include a plurality of interlocking or mating portions such as one or more wheel assembly receiving portions, one or more foot receiving portions, outer extensions or engaging portions, and a handle engaging portion. The Interlocking or mating portions are configured to matingly engage or abut corresponding portions of an adjacent container and at least partially restrict movement there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew A. Summers
  • Patent number: 9738198
    Abstract: Containers can be used on moving vehicles such as trucks (like pick-up trucks) that have elements on the outside of those containers that allow the containers to be affixed and/or secured to the moving vehicle. The containers can also be easily removed so that they no longer are affixed and/or secured to the moving vehicle. The inside of the container allows goods to be inserted inside the container so that the goods can be transported without the fear of the container failing over and/or the goods falling out of the container. The containers/totes contain protrusions and/or depressions that allow them to snap fit into correspondingly opposite depressions and/or protrusions on the surface of a vehicle or the surface of an optionally present intermediary layer. If an intermediary layer is present, the intermediary layer can be affixed to and or secured to a surface on a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Quinn Swink
  • Patent number: 9725224
    Abstract: A system for enabling the efficient evacuation of air within a food container. A bellows-enabled lid fits into a respective container in an air-tight relationship. A bellows mechanism having plural resilient members and dual one-way valves provides efficient manual operation and resulting air evacuation from the container interior. A lid-mounted release valve with associated resilient member enables efficient release of vacuum conditions within the container. Plural ornamental configurations of the container with associated bellows-enabled lid are illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BARENTHAL NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Hongyuan Han
  • Patent number: 9725208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container assembly comprising a container part with a circumferential wall and a bottom wall, and a lid part comprising a connection portion for connection to a rim of said circumferential wall and a lid which is pivotably connected to said connection portion, said connection portion comprising an upper wall provided with an access opening which can be sealed with said lid, and said connection portion is provided with stacking provisions which enclose said access opening and which are complementary with stacking provisions at the bottom of said container part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: N.V. NUTRICIA
    Inventors: Merijn Dols, Alexander Josephus Maricus Van Puijenbroek, John Boyet Stevens
  • Patent number: 9719322
    Abstract: A landing collar includes a tubular body having a longitudinally extending main flow path; and, a shearable liner wiper plug landing seat installed within the body and configured to receive a liner wiper plug in an unsheared condition of the landing seat. The landing seat movable in a downhole direction within the body in a sheared condition of the landing seat. The landing seat including at least one radial fluid communication passageway through a wall of the landing seat; wherein, in the sheared condition of the landing seat. The fluid communication passageway of the landing seat is in fluid communication with a fluid communication path between the tubular body and the landing seat. A method of completing a cemented liner with a wet shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kevin M. Goebel
  • Patent number: 9701452
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for a vented storage container that includes a container that has an upper mouth-defining structure, a base, and a plurality of walls extending from the base, forming a cavity therein. The lid is fixable to the upper mouth-defining structure, wherein the lid has a top surface and a bottom surface, and at least one hole formed within the lid. A valve is engaged to the lid and covering the at least one hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Protect Plus, LLC
    Inventors: Robert William Lackey, David James McNamara
  • Patent number: 9694949
    Abstract: An airtight container for storing comestibles and other articles is disclosed that includes a bottom container portion having a bottom seal section, a top container portion having a top seal section, the top seal section engaged with the bottom seal section to form a container seal at a circular interface, an opening in the top portion, the opening recessed from an outer surface of the top portion and a lid door movably secured to the top portion in which the lid door is configured to selectively engage the opening to form an access seal and in which the top container portion is configured to promote laminar flow across the top portion outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: William J. Hendricks, Jonathon K. Markey, Eric Lawrence, Michael J. Van Driest
  • Patent number: 9617065
    Abstract: A bulk material shipping container in one embodiment including a pallet, a bottom compartment mounted on the pallet, a top compartment mounted on the bottom compartment and movable from a retracted position relative to the bottom compartment to an expanded position relative to the bottom compartment, a plurality of top compartment supporting assemblies configured to support the top compartment in the expanded position relative to the bottom compartment, and configured to release the top compartment from the expanded position to enable the top compartment to move downwardly into the retracted position, a material unloading assembly, a material loading assembly, and an extension assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Arrows Up, LLC
    Inventors: C. John Allegretti, Anthony M. Raso, Lyndon Just
  • Patent number: 9592927
    Abstract: An overpack salvage drum including a drum body and a lid. A bottom wall and side wall of the drum body cooperate to define an interior of the drum body. The lid is configured to close an open top of the drum body. The lid includes at least two independent lid threads to engage with corresponding independent drum threads provided on the drum body. The lid includes a plurality of alternating castellations having a flat inner facing side and castellations having an arcuate inner facing side, which can be interdigitated with castellations on another lid when two lids are stacked together, or can be used to lock with a drum body to rotationally secure a drum body relative to the lid when in a stacked arrangement. The lids include lugs and recesses, or rings that allow for secure stacking of the lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ENPAC, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jay Wiley, Lawrence Stanek, Scott R. Janda, Timothy D. Reed
  • Patent number: 9586730
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure assembly for a container includes a cap configured to be secured with the container to cover the opening. A tamper-evidencing member is carried by the cap and is configured to provide an indication when the cap is removed from the container. The closure assembly further includes an outer shell having a central aperture through which the cap is received. The outer shell and the cap may be configured to cooperate with each other such that the cap is operatively secured to, and mounted so as to be non-rotatable relative to, the outer shell. A system for storing material and a method of closing a container are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jonathan David Assaraf, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9580234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a produce container which includes lid and a receptacle associated with the lid. The receptacle has four wall portions and a base. Each wall portion is connected to the base by a transition portion with one or more elongate apertures. The or each elongate aperture is configured and orientated such that its length is parallel to a longitudinal length of the transition portion in which the or each aperture is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Multisteps Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: John Lam
  • Patent number: 9550605
    Abstract: An interlocking or engaging container and container system are presented herein. In particular, the system includes a plurality of adjacently disposed (side-by-side, end-to-end and stacked) containers that are dimensioned to maximize the available space on a pallet, for example, a 463-L Pallet, HCU-6/E Pallet or other pallet. The containers include enlarged wheels, one or more support feet, and a handle assembly. The containers are configured to include a plurality of interlocking or engaging portions such as one or more wheel assembly receiving portions, one or more foot receiving portions, outer extensions or engaging portions, and a handle engaging portion. The Interlocking or engaging portions are configured to matingly engage or abut corresponding portions of an adjacent container and at least partially restrict movement there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew A. Summers
  • Patent number: 9522762
    Abstract: A container includes a main body having a receiving space and an opening; and a cover covering the opening of the main body. The main body has a rib divided and a groove portion between the parts of the rib, the cover has at least two track-shaped coupling grooves into which a rib of a main body of another container of same shape is inserted and which are spaced apart from each other, and has a track-shaped airtight groove in an edge portion of an opposite surface of the cover to allow the coupling grooves to be put therein. An edge of the opening of the main body is inserted into the airtight groove, and a spaced portion between two track-shaped coupling grooves of a cover of another container is inserted into the groove portion of the rib of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SUNRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang-Kee Kim
  • Patent number: 9461580
    Abstract: A polygon in a tabular portion includes first and second axes of symmetry substantially orthogonal to each other. A top surface of the tabular portion has a swelling portion with an outline that is line-symmetric with respect to the first and second axes of symmetry. In a lateral half portion of the outline, a short-side side crest portion that is convex toward the polygonal outline in the direction of the first axis of symmetry, concave corner-side trough portions connected to each end of the short-side side crest portion and long-side side crest portions that are connected to each corner-side trough portion and convex toward the polygonal outline are formed. On one of a top surface and an undersurface of the swelling portion, a pair of lateral ribs or a pair of longitudinal ribs that spreads toward the polygonal outline and transversely crosses the swelling portion is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Inaba, Cuong Vu Manh
  • Patent number: 9434508
    Abstract: An exhibiting container for fasteners includes at least one holding portion formed on an outer circumference of a body portion of a bottle, a lodging zone recessed into a bottom of the bottle, an opening formed on a cap for communicating with an outside and an accommodating space of the body portion, and at least one connecting unit formed on the cap for fitting in with and inserting into the lodging zone. Accordingly, the exhibiting container is held easily by using the holding portion. With the matching cooperation of the lodging zone and the connecting unit, a plurality of exhibiting containers is firmly piled up and is not blocked off with each other, whereby fasteners stored in the exhibiting container are exhibited entirely. The opening allows users to take the fasteners out of the accommodating space directly and easily, which increases the convenience of use efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Shan Yin Int'l Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kou-Tsair Su, Yu-Jung Su
  • Patent number: 9340334
    Abstract: This concerns sealable containers for household use that combine a container for food, beverages and the like with a lid for closing the container in a tightly sealed manner. The container bottom on the outside has a downwardly projecting flange within which is an open outside volume, while the lid top on the outside has an upwardly projecting raised panel with a sidewall. The raised panel of the lid snappingly and realeasably fits into the outside volume at the bottom of the container, by virtue of which the lid snaps onto the container bottom, creating a stackable situation. Also, the lid can contain on its inside a temperature-maintenance block such as a freezer pack that affects temperature within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Fit & Fresh, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica DeSiena
  • Patent number: 9205953
    Abstract: A container having a dual use as a receptacle for debris that can accommodate a sawhorse application. Square or U-shaped recesses are located in the rim of the container for securing a sawhorse support, such as a board. Sawhorse supports are friction fit, or securely mounted to the container by pin, screw, nail, or bolt attachment. A lid having a slotted structure for receiving a sawhorse support may be used to transform a common household container into a sawhorse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Andrews
  • Patent number: 9108766
    Abstract: Storage container systems include a plurality of containers and a plurality of lids for sealing the containers. The container systems have a plurality of differently sized containers that are configured in modular sizes such that the containers can be stacked together in compact arrangements. The lids can easily be positioned on the containers to create a tight seals to the containers. When the containers are not sealed with the lids, the containers may be nested together, and the lids may be nested together. When nested together, the containers and lids take up a minimal amount of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Gosen, Katie M. Wazny, Jeffrey J. Zettle, Matthew N. Thurin, David P. Mather, Christopher M. Wlezien, Saad Chaudry, Martin Rathgeber
  • Publication number: 20150114871
    Abstract: A vial storage and transportation assembly (10) includes a vial tray (130), a transport lid (100), and a processing lid (200). The transport (100) and the processing lid (200) are interchangeably engageable with the vial tray (30) to house a plurality rt lid vials therein, to shift the assembly (10) between a transport configuration and a processing configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SiO2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Fitzpatrick, Randy Crenshaw
  • Patent number: 9016473
    Abstract: A plastic cap for a container, such as a bottle or flexible package, in particular for liquid foods for children, comprising projecting ribs for attaching to a similar, laterally adjacent cap and axial teeth for attaching to a similar axially overlapping cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Guala Pack S.p.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Tamarindo
  • Patent number: 8993022
    Abstract: A carry out food bowl comprising a bowl and a removable cover. The bowl includes a conversion demarcation, which defines a conversion section. The conversion section includes a portion of a sidewall of the bowl and a bottom portion of the bowl. The user would depress the conversion section inward creating a new bowl support surface, wherein the new support surface tilts an opening of the bowl. A condiment container receptacle can be integrated into the cover to retain a condiment container assembly. This associates the condiment with the contents of the bowl. The bowl and lid can include a stacking interface enabling one to attach a second bowl onto a cover of a first bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Allen D. Hertz
  • Patent number: 8985383
    Abstract: A plastic container with a rim and a lid, the rim and lid each having channels which, upon installation, produce a liquid-tight fit by means of three complementary pairs of projections from the walls of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: KW Container
    Inventors: N Kenneth Campbell, Darren Scholl, Keith Rukvina
  • Patent number: 8985382
    Abstract: A food container includes a base and a lid, and the lid may have a recess configured to receive a second container. The base may comprise a formed cavity that provides a bowl into which food or other items may be placed. The recess in the lid may receive a cup containing another item, such as a condiment or topping. The cup with the condiment or topping may be inserted into the recess, and removed from the recess, without removing the lid from the base. The lid and/or the base may be formed from any suitable materials, such as a transparent or non-transparent plastic material, and/or a compostable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eco-Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Vernon, Wendell Simonson, Gabriel Collins
  • Patent number: 8967416
    Abstract: A food storage container has a base with a bottom, a continuous side wall extending up from the bottom and terminating at an upper end, a storage space within the side wall above the bottom, and an open top. A lid of the container is configured to attach to and close off the open top. A tray of the container has a perforate panel and a tray foot. The tray can fit within the storage space with the tray foot resting on the bottom of the base and the perforate panel elevated above the bottom of the base. A connecting structure is carried in part on the lid, in part on the base, and in part on the tray and is configured so that the lid and the tray can be connected to one another and to the bottom under the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian Douglas Furlong
  • Patent number: RE45448
    Abstract: A stackable container assembly includes a lid portion having first raised members projecting outwardly from an upper surface, at least some of the first raised members cooperatively forming first receiving areas, and a base portion coupleable to the lid portion and forming a containment space. The base portion includes second raised members projecting outwardly from a lower surface, at least some of the second raised members cooperatively forming second receiving areas being adapted to fittingly receive first raised members of a like container assembly positioned below the lower surface. And, the first receiving areas are adapted to fittingly receive second raised members of another like container assembly positioned above the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin