Closure Structure Specified For Stacking Patents (Class 206/508)
  • Patent number: 10781013
    Abstract: A storage system includes a plurality of vessels each shaped to engage with an adjoining vessel in a top-to-bottom orientation. The volume of the vessels may vary. The lip of each vessel includes a plurality of radially positioned flanges, and the bottom of each vessel includes a plurality of radially positioned locking lugs that correspond and engage with the flanges upon rotation of one vessel relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Sesha Patel, Shashin Patel
  • Patent number: 10759588
    Abstract: A system and method for transporting and storing post-harvest fruits, vegetables and other perishable commodities under controlled atmospheric conditions is provided. One or more transportable vacuum containers are packed with the perishable commodity. Thereafter, the controlled atmospheric condition is created within the container. The atmospheric condition is maintained while the container is transported from one location to another. Part of the controlled atmospheric condition includes the formation of a vacuum within the container. Internal structure is provided within the container to resist collapse of the container when the vacuum is formed therein. A plurality of containers can be provided. A central control, coupled to each of the containers can be provided to maintain the desired atmospheric condition within each of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: RIPELOCKER LLC
    Inventors: George Frank Lobisser, Justin Chase Bothell, G. Kyle Lobisser
  • Patent number: 10723520
    Abstract: A lid for a beverage cup includes a mouth opening, an aroma opening, and a concentrator member. The mouth opening is positioned closer to a rim of the lid than the aroma opening. An area of the aroma opening is greater than an area of the mouth opening. The concentrator member surrounds the aroma opening and extends from a plane formed by the aroma opening to a height above the aroma opening. A cross sectional area of the concentrator decreases in a direction from a base to an upper end of the concentrator, creating a concentration of beverage aromas in the space surrounding a user's nose. The concentrator channels a concentrated amount of aroma to the nose, providing an enhanced drinking and tasting experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Marie Green
  • Patent number: 10717580
    Abstract: Provided is a storage container for storing a coating material including a container body having first and second ends, a receptacle disposed within the container body, an end cap attached to the container body at the first end and including a base and a collar projecting upward from the base in a first direction that defines a through passage in communication with the receptacle, and a lid removably coupled to the collar of the end cap, the lid including a carrying handle extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and a pour spout adjacent an edge of the lid that defines a through passage in communication with the through passage of collar and the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: the sherwin-williams company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales
  • Patent number: 10674854
    Abstract: A cooking device includes a base, a housing, a lid, a control module, a heating module and an exhaust module. The heating module includes bottom heating units disposed at different locations inside a storage compartment of the housing. The exhaust module includes an air-filled element, an air-extraction element, an inlet passage, and an exhaust passage used to exhaust fog or oil flume generated in an inner pot(s). An inner surface of the lid is provided with multiple first sealing units, a second sealing unit and a third sealing unit. The third sealing unit is arranged corresponding to an opening of the storage compartment. The second sealing unit is connected with the third sealing unit to divide a region surrounded by the third sealing unit into sub-regions with different sizes. The first sealing units are arranged corresponding to the bottom heating units and in the sub-regions with different amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ZEZHI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICE
    Inventor: Zhonghui Huang
  • Patent number: 10633178
    Abstract: An in-ground apparatus includes a receptacle and a molded plastic liner into which it is placed. The liner has a tapering body to permit stacking. The lower margin includes a set of seats for anchor fittings in the form of re-bar prongs that, when installed, extend radially outwardly from the liner. The prongs, are located upwardly of the bottom edge of the liner so that they are embedded above and below when concrete is poured around the bottom of the liner. The bottom edge of the liner is folded upwardly and inwardly to form a V-shaped channel. The anchor fittings seats include a cylindrical wall sealed from the inside of the liner. The top of the liner may have a seat for the receptacle, a rim, and an external concrete frost break extending around the rim. The rim has reinforcing blisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: David Hallman
  • Patent number: 10619790
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for displaying hazard indicia, having a stanchion defining a first end and a second end, whereby the first end defines a first cross section that is smaller than a second cross section of the second end; a base adapted to removably receive the second end of the stanchion so as to maintain the stanchion in a vertical position; and a means for allowing the device to be collinearly stacked on top of a second device such that only the second end of the device and the second end of the second device contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LAKESIDE PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Cuttill, Anne M. Muench
  • Patent number: 10611529
    Abstract: In a container having a lid member coupled to a container body by a hinge, the lid member includes a top surface, an inner ring formed on the top surface, and a projected part is formed on the top surface concentrically with the inner ring and which has an outer peripheral surface provided with an outer peripheral surface projection along the circumferential direction. The container body has a sidewall with a first inner peripheral surface having an inner peripheral surface projection formed along the circumferential direction, and a second inner peripheral surface having an inner diameter different from that of the first inner peripheral surface. When the lid member is closed, the inner ring seals the container body by being fitted to the second inner peripheral surface. The outer peripheral surface projection contacts and slides over the inner peripheral surface projection to lock the lid member the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 10584523
    Abstract: A hinged component comprises a polyethylene composition having a density of from 0.940 to 0.965 g/cm3, a melt index of less than 30 g/10 min, a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn of less than 5.0 and a unimodal profile in a gel permeation chromatograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventor: XiaoChuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10561261
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stackable container system. The stackable container system can 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: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Runway Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Sorensen, Kim L. Sorensen, David O. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10556727
    Abstract: A container for food includes a tray and a lid. with the lid extending between first and second longitudinal ends. The lid has one or more sidewalls, as well as a top wall that is connected to the one or more sidewalls, with the top wall having an interior surface that faces an interior of the container. The top wall also includes an exterior surface that is disposed opposite the interior surface. The one or more sidewalls of the lid include an end wall that is located at the first longitudinal end of the lid, and the interior surface includes an end portion adjacent the end wall. The lid has at least one of a preformed raised portion on the exterior surface, or a deployable element for defining a raised portion on the exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Ramon Andres Urteaga
  • Patent number: 10526129
    Abstract: A modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) lid (100) is provided. The lid includes a base (102); a sachet receiving surface (106) having a plurality of holes (110); and a raised perimeter wall (108) enclosing and defining the sachet receiving surface, wherein the sachet receiving surface lies level with or above the base. Also provided is a MAP container (150) including a MAP lid described herein, a dry chemical sachet (170) for placement on the sachet receiving surface; an adhesive patch (180) for sealing onto the raised perimeter wall to retain the dry chemical sachet on the sachet receiving surface; and a MAP carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Perry David Lidster, Andrew Jared David Lidster
  • Patent number: 10494143
    Abstract: A stackable and nestable food containment system provides temporary storage of edible substances. The system comprises tray members and lids that have an interengageable relationship. The tray member has a bottom surface with at least one first groove. The lid has at least one second groove that substantially matches the first groove. The grooves are aligned to enable arrangement of the tray members in a stacked configuration, while also restricting lateral slippage between tray members. When the tray members are covered with their correlating lids and in arranged in a stacked arrangement, spillage is also inhibited. Each tray has at least one barrier that forms three separate compartments. The compartments serve to segregate different edible substances, and also create an interlocking arrangement between tray members in a nested configuration. The tray members and the lids are fabricated from a material that is microwavable and dishwasher safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Hung-Chih Kuo, Peiling Chang Chien
  • Patent number: 10479554
    Abstract: A container lid (10) is provided herein having structurally reinforcing ribs (50) therein. The ribs (50) increase the strength of the lid across a central region thereof. Specifically, the lid can have an outer perimeter and the ribs can be spaced inwardly from the outer perimeter. The inwardly spaced ribs (50) can provide a distinct look for consumer differentiation. Additionally, the ribs can be arcuate so that they generally follow a curvature of the outer perimeter of the lid. As such, a label region (56) within the lid central region is preserved, while the lid is still strengthened by the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Michele M. Dziaba, Andrew Thomas Tilton, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Joseph M. Miskovic
  • Patent number: 10450105
    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: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BWAY Corporation
    Inventor: Frano Luburic
  • Patent number: 10442579
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, there is provided an improved disposable aluminum lids configured for use with a pan. The lid has a continuously rolled lip around a skirt that when placed on the pan is bent to secure the two together. The rolled lip around the entire periphery of the skirt includes both the sides and the corners of the improved disposable aluminum lid. This significantly reduces the possibility of cuts and injuries to the user with securing the lid to the pan or removing it therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HFA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Sarnoff, Raj Patel
  • Patent number: 10442568
    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 or in a shipping unit. The containers are configured to include a plurality of interlocking or mating portions such as one or more side flanges, teeth or projections, a handle engaging portion or channel, one or more wheel assembly receiving portions, or one or more foot receiving portions. 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: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew A. Summers
  • Patent number: 10440969
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for ripening produce is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a chamber having a plurality of walls integrally coupled to a floor, and a lid configured to be coupled with the chamber at an upper end thereof. A top surface of the floor comprises a plurality of first flanges extending therefrom. Each first flange is positioned adjacent to each other and a first set of grooves is formed between adjacent first flanges. The top surface of the floor also comprises a plurality of second flanges extending therefrom. Each second flange is positioned adjacent to each other and a second set of grooves formed between adjacent second flanges. The first set of grooves intersect the second set of grooves and each intersecting groove forms a grid. At least one of the plurality of walls and the lid include an aperture extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Christophe Obolo
  • Patent number: 10427844
    Abstract: An inventive lid with a collar that adjusts to variations in bucket diameters and lip thicknesses is provided. The inventive lid collar has a series of detents for engaging the bucket lip when the lip is within design limits, however when the lip's thickness is greater than designed tolerance, or the buckets diameter is larger than specified, the lid collar has an expandable under hang the grabs the bucket lip. The under hang provides an inward spring force that grabs the bucket lip regardless of whether the lip's thickness is over or under specified tolerances. The inventive lid have an upper recess indent for holding printed material, such as a coupon or illustration, or a smaller container for holding a premium or for holding spices in a single or multi chamber dispenser within the recess or secured inside the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SHAKE N' SHARE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Kovitz, Raymond Kovitz
  • 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