Closure Structure Specified For Stacking Patents (Class 206/508)
  • Patent number: 11638998
    Abstract: A transfer system includes a hand that supports a workpiece to be transported; an arm that moves the hand; a scanning controller that moves the hand by the arm along a scanning direction that intersects sides which are provided to be fixed to the hand and not parallel with each other, such that the sides pass a known reference position in a transfer path of the workpiece; and a position detector that detects a positional deviation of the hand in a direction intersecting the scanning direction, based on a timing at which one of the side reaches the reference position and a timing at which the other side reaches the reference position RP, while the scanning controller is moving the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Takashi Minami, Yoshiki Kimura
  • Patent number: 11628972
    Abstract: A container lid and base assembly includes lid and base stacking features, as well as base chamfers that align with vents provided in the lid. When a plurality of the container assemblies is stacked, the lid and base stacking features nest with each other, while the chamfers align with corresponding vents in the stacked assemblies so that none of the vents is blocked by a next-higher container assembly. The stacking features can be centrally located, and the vents can be peripherally located. A plurality of the container assemblies can have differing sizes and/or shapes, while including mutually compatible stacking features, thereby enabling container assemblies of differing sizes to be stacked without blocking any of the vents thereof. The vents can be holes or “C” vents. The lid and/or base can be manufacturable by thermoforming. The lid and base can be separate, or joined by a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Waddington North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell L. Simms, II
  • Patent number: 11623795
    Abstract: Containers for storing food in a storage compartment may include a base portion of the container. The storage compartment is sealed with a film to get the food stored in the storage compartment fresh. The container further includes a reversible lid that is able to attach to the base portion of the container in two different configurations. In a first configuration the reversible lid attaches to the base portion without affecting the seal created by the film. In a second configuration the reversible lid attaches to the base portion when the lid is inverted and the film is removed from the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: D6 Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Dominion, Martin L. Troudt, Ben McGregor
  • Patent number: 11608216
    Abstract: A device and system that can perform bi-directional gas and fluid communication, thereby preventing the accidental spill and splash of sloshing liquids through the sip-hole orifice of a liquid container and/or the sip-hole orifice of its lid, but that still allows liquid to flow through the sip-hole. This is achieved by cutting into the sip-hole, extending the sip-hole and creating a tubular flow-path or labyrinth flow-path that can channel and direct the flow of liquid into a controlled and desired flow and rate via an inlet configured to do so, and by adding a removable plug. These elements help to buffer and deflect sloshing liquid thereby minimizing or preventing the accidental release of liquid, and in many cases improving the purposeful flow of liquid back into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Alfred M. Santos, III
  • Patent number: 11596250
    Abstract: A modular storage system includes a number of receptacles and lids with different sizes and features that are interchangeably coupleable to each other in a stacking arrangement. A first lid has slits to provide access to a receptacle and a second lid has a suction cup and is structured to be interchangeably coupleable to the receptacle and the first lid. A user can remove the second lid from the top of the first lid and secure the second lid to the bottom of the receptacle with the suction cup secured to an external surface. A third lid includes an opening covered by a deflectable membrane. The membrane prevents liquid from spilling from the opening if the receptacle is knocked over. A straw can be inserted through the membrane and opening to provide further functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: MorePeas LLC
    Inventors: Allison Jane Fadden, Jessica Lyne Severt, Adam Abraham Jossem
  • Patent number: 11591135
    Abstract: A canister including a lid and storage canister. The lid incorporates a gasket that is overmolded onto the lid during its manufacture. The gasket is exposed on both the upper and lower surfaces of the lid in order to provide a non-slip surface at the top portion of the lid and a sealing surface at the bottom of the lid for sealing a storage canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: InterDesign, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Czukal McBride, Terry Michael Bailey, Radu Alexandru Ghiorghie, Frank Curtis Kraska
  • Patent number: 11571091
    Abstract: A cutting board with one or more cut-out sections is provided. Each cut-out is defined by a ledge, and one or more containers may be installed in a cut-out, by engaging their rims/edges with a cut-out ledge. After installation, and during use of the cutting board, no container extends above a work surface of the cutting board. Therefore, food ingredients, remnants, scraps, and so on can be easily and directly scraped or otherwise moved from the work surface to the installed containers. A portion of the cutting board that comprises the work surface is placed on a counter or other support and may be weighted to offset the weight of the containers, which overlie open space or an area lower than the counter (e.g., a sink).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: TidyBoard LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Charles, Mark Van Velzen, William Charles
  • Patent number: 11576287
    Abstract: A solid state drive apparatus includes a case including a base and side walls extending upward along a circumference of the base, an electrostatic prevention structure of a metal pillar spaced apart from the side walls and protruding from at least a partial surface of the base and an electrostatic absorbing member on at least a partial surface of the metal pillar, a package substrate module mounted on the electrostatic prevention structure in the case, and a cover covering the case and the package substrate module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-ki Lee, In-sub Kwak, Il-han Yun
  • Patent number: 11559154
    Abstract: The Invention is a standard set of round, cylindrical and spherical pieces that form objects to hold other objects and food, to transport things and to build modular elegant and beautiful constructions. For example, the Invention's pieces can be used as spherical flowerpots that are arranged along a walkway with flowers, and those same flowerpots can be stacked to support a flowerpot a few feet off the ground. Furthermore, the flowerpots can be stacked to form columns that vines grow on. Pieces can be made exponentially larger and smaller, and features on pieces can also be made exponentially larger and smaller, while maintaining compatibility within the system of Invention pieces. For example, the stacked boxes that are FIG. 33 can be elongated to stack in a manner that forms the pattern of a standard brick wall's interlocking pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Jonathan Hendrik Van Ee
  • Patent number: 11560260
    Abstract: A thermoformed packaging container includes a base section having a bottom surface, first and second inner and outer base side walls, and first and second inner and outer base end walls forming a chamber, with at least one outer base one side wall having a plurality of base indentations and protrusions formed therein. A cover section having a top surface, first and second cover side walls, and first and second cover end walls, the cover section adapted to cover the base section when in a closed state, with at least one of the cover side walls having a plurality of cover indentations and protrusions formed therein for engaging with the plurality of base indentations and protrusions. The container also includes a closure mechanism for securing the container in a closed position, wherein the closure mechanism is formed within at least one end wall of the base section and a corresponding end wall of the cover section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Jay Baker, Jessup Baker
  • Patent number: 11554905
    Abstract: An improved lid and pail combination provides a child resistant connection for use with pails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: M & M Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn H. Morris, Jr., Darrell Davis
  • Patent number: 11534905
    Abstract: A tool container system includes a first tool container and a second tool container. The first tool container has a first base, a first cover pivotably attached to the first base by a first hinge portion, a first base locking member coupled to the base, a first cover locking member coupled to the first cover, and a first latch coupled to the first base and moveable between a first unlocked position in which the first cover is movable relative to the first base between a closed position and an open position, and a first locked position in which the first latch engages the first cover locking member and the first cover is locked to the first base in the closed position. The second tool container is stackable on the first cover of the first tool container and having a second locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Brocket, Alfred Yan Leung But, Leo Xiao, Weigang Hao, Marco Lourenco, Lauren M. Austin, Yosi Sabbag
  • Patent number: 11535428
    Abstract: A tamper-evident container has a lid with a rim with a bead mating with a groove in a base rim. The rim bead is interrupted by a tab wall which does not engage the base. The lid has a first flange portion which overlies a base flange. The base and lid first flange portions extend outwardly about the same amount. At the tab, a second portion of the lid flange extends substantially outwardly beyond the base flange. The flange second portion is connected to the first portion on both sides of the tab by weakened lines of material which extend cut lines through the tab front wall. The tab second flange portion is engageable to sever the weakened lines of material and pivot the tab upwardly to remove the lid, thus deforming it and evidencing tampering should the lid be replaced on the base. Base vents reduce ballooning when closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Donald E. McCumber
  • Patent number: 11529825
    Abstract: A paint package lid (14, 114) includes a base wall (54) having a lid base wall upper surface (56) and a lid base wall lower surface (58), a container coupling rim (60) disposed radially outwardly with respect to the base wall and having a rim upper surface (62), and a closure well (64, 164) disposed radially inwardly with respect to the base wall. The closure well includes a radially outer wall (82) extending downwardly with respect to the base wall, a lower wall (84) extending radially inwardly with respect to the radially outer wall and establishing a lowermost surface (85) of the lid, and a neck (86, 186) disposed radially inwardly with respect to the radially outer wall and extending upwardly from the lower wall and having a closure coupling (95). Also disclosed is lid and closure assembly and a paint package (10, 110, 210) including the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Bruce Boos, Gregory James Warren
  • Patent number: 11511910
    Abstract: A molded container of solid continuous construction having a floor and contiguous upstanding sidewalls angling outward and upward to a surrounding upper lip. Below the upper lip the floor and sidewalls surround an inner cavity adapted to receive food. The sidewalls include at least three outwardly-directed lugs that are thicker from an inner surface to an outer surface thereof than a nominal wall thickness of the remainder of the sidewalls. The sidewall at the location of each lug having an inner surface which is contiguous and uninterrupted relative to the inner surface of adjacent portions of the sidewall. Consequently, a first container may be stacked and nested within a second container such that the lugs on the first container contact the inner surface of the second container at the location of the lugs on the second container and maintain a predetermined axial spacing between the first and second containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: REV 1, LLC
    Inventors: Rick Bontrager, Randy Strange
  • Patent number: 11503835
    Abstract: Brining apparatus includes a refrigerator, a sink, and a hollow housing to receive brining fluid and a turkey. The housing has an open mouth at the top. The apparatus also includes a cover which sealingly removably engages the mouth of the housing. The housing includes a valve to drain brining liquid from the housing. The housing and cover are shaped and dimensioned, when assembled, to fit in the refrigerator for cooling, and to fit in the sink to drain brining liquid from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Jon K Curry
  • Patent number: 11492176
    Abstract: Packaging for retaining an article to be personalized in a predetermined position relative to the packaging may include a first container defining an interior cavity and an insert designed to retain the article in a predetermined position and orientation relative to the insert. The insert may be positioned within the interior cavity so that the article retained by the insert is within the interior cavity. At least one of the first container may define an opening designed to provide access to a personalization system for personalizing a predetermined surface of the article while the article is retained by the insert and the insert and article are positioned within the interior cavity so that the predetermined surface can be personalized based on the position of the first container relative to the personalization system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CreateMe Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas C. K. Myers, David Wayne Blizzard
  • Patent number: 11472601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage container comprising a base having a continuous side wall extending upwardly from a bottom wall and terminating at a top peripheral rim defining an upper opening. The container has a lid to open and close the upper opening, and the base of the container has a foot in the form of a rib on the underside of the bottom wall, in which the rib snap connects with a mating lid recess on an upper surface of the lid. In addition, the foot is profiled with a lead-in portion on the rib that is configured to guide the rest of the foot into the lid recess, and the foot is further profiled with a retaining portion on the rib that follows the lead-in portion to snap connect with the lid recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Decor Corporation Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Toby Hartley, George Kotsiopoulos, Alexander Schoenmakers, Justin Armistead
  • Patent number: 11390455
    Abstract: A stackable container system is configured to provide stacked receptacles for receiving bulk material therein. The stackable container system includes a first receptacle configured to provide a respective stacked receptacle. The first receptacle includes a receptable bottom, a receptable top, and a receptacle side extending along an upright container axis between the receptacle bottom and top, with the first receptacle presenting a container chamber. The receptacle top is configured to at least partly support another one of the stacked receptacles stacked relative thereto along the upright container axis. The receptacle top and the receptacle side have, respectively, a top peripheral margin and a side peripheral margin that extend laterally about the upright container axis, with at least part of the top peripheral margin being laterally outboard of the side peripheral margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Patent number: 11370592
    Abstract: A vacuum freshness preservation container that can be pressed on two sides provided in this application includes a container body and container cove. The container cover has chambers disposed symmetrically, a piston is slidably disposed in each chamber, and each chamber has an air outlet which communicates with an interior of the container body and where a first check valve is disposed. The piston is provided with an air discharge structure that communicates the chamber with an outside when the piston moves toward the first check valve, and the container cover is provided with a linkage mechanism such that the two pistons move in opposite directions. By alternately pressing pistons in two chambers, the chambers always keep in a vacuumizing state, thereby achieving a higher efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Jingding Packaging Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Wang, Amy Lee, Guangzhi Luo
  • Patent number: 11370593
    Abstract: An insulated multiple fluid container apparatus having multiple separate volumes that each can have a dedicated removably engagable lid allowing fluid consumption from each of the volumes individually, thus allowing hot and cold fluids to be carried simultaneously. Sealing and insulating as between the multiple separate container volumes is structurally accommodated in the design forming a portable and compact multiple fluid container apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Jaclyn Nicole Andberg, Dorian Jay Simon
  • Patent number: 11357732
    Abstract: A two-compartment capsule includes a body, a diaphragm between which seals off the body and provides a first compartment to hold a first ingredient, and a cap applied to the body whereby a space between the inner portion of the cap and the diaphragm defines a second compartment for holding a second ingredient. This disclosure also provides certain ranges for the volumes of the first compartment and the second compartment, as well as a volume ratio of the first compartment to the second compartment, lengths of the first and second compartments, and the length of contact between a sidewall of the diaphragm and a sidewall of the body. Furthermore, particular ingredients and formulations for the two-compartment capsule where volume is critical for a therapeutic effect are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ComboCap, Inc.
    Inventor: Tobias Johan Louw
  • Patent number: 11230410
    Abstract: Provided is a container assembly including a container for storage and transport of goods including at least one side wall and a bottom wall defining together an interior space and a cover for closing the opening, having a top surface. The cover may include at least one latch member movable between at least a first position and a second position. The container may also include a retaining member on the at least one side wall and positioned parallel to the latch member such that the latch member is configured for engaging with a retaining member of another container to connect the container to the at least one other container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Keter Plastic Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaron Brunner
  • Patent number: 11192688
    Abstract: A lid component for a paperboard packaging container, the lid component comprising a lid part and a connecting part, the lid part comprising a top portion and a side wall portion, the top portion having an outer lid surface, an inner lid surface opposite to the outer lid surface, and a peripheral edge surrounding the outer lid surface; and the connecting part comprising an upper portion and a lower portion and having a lower edge surface. Stacking members are arranged on the outer lid surface and comprise a lid component stacking step and a container stacking step, the lid component stacking step being arranged laterally outboard and below the container stacking step. The lower portion of the connecting part is adapted to be supported by the lid component stacking step. A lid component comprising a locking arrangement and paperboard packaging container comprising a lid component are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Henrik Herlin, Eva Sunning, Simon Holka
  • Patent number: 11192687
    Abstract: A container lid is provided herein having structurally reinforcing ribs therein. The ribs 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 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 within the lid central region is preserved, while the lid is still strengthened by the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Michele M. Dziaba, Andrew Thomas Tilton, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Joseph M. Miskovic
  • Patent number: 11131532
    Abstract: An ammunition box with a rectangular molded thermoplastic material box body defining a rectangular storage space for ammunition. The box body opens to one side that can be closed with a flat rectangular molded thermoplastic material lid. The box body and the lid are provided with means for reinforcing and stabilizing the box body and the connection between the box body and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jan Bendix Engmann, Jørgen Dahl
  • Patent number: 11066213
    Abstract: A container lid includes a lid for sealing a filling tube connected to an external environment. A bottom end of the lid is provided with a hollow inner cavity, and an inner side wall of the hollow inner cavity is provided with a thread. An upper end of the lid is provided with at least two sliding grooves. The present invention can be used for sealing container filling tubes. Moreover, the lids of the present invention can be assembled to form any combined shapes, thereby reducing garbage pollution and promoting environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Manfan Lin
  • Patent number: 11059047
    Abstract: Provided herein is a pipette tip tray that includes a base and a connected pipette tip receptacle plate, where the base includes a plurality of axially-disposed base ribs disposed on two or more internal wall surfaces, the pipette receptacle plate includes a plurality of plate ribs disposed on the distal surface of the plate, and a portion of at least a subset of the plate ribs is in contact with at least a portion of an end of at least a subset of the base ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTIX, INC.
    Inventors: Arta Motadel, Peter Paul Blaszcak, Kyle Richard Briggs
  • Patent number: 11044975
    Abstract: An organizable lunchbox system is disclosed herein. The organizable lunchbox system includes an organizable lunchbox comprising three stacked compartments and, a carrying case for the organizable lunchbox. The three stacked compartments of the organizable lunchbox include an upper compartment, a middle compartment and a lower compartment. The middle compartment is in thermal communication with the upper and lower compartments. In a preferred embodiment, the middle compartment is configured to retain an ice-pack to keep the contents of upper and lower compartments at a low temperature. The organizable lunchbox system further features a plurality of compartment dividers configured to partition the upper compartment and the lower compartment. Finally, the organizable lunchbox system includes an organizable lunchbox carrying case that is configured to retain the organizable lunchbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald Bungert
  • Patent number: 11039706
    Abstract: A set of nestable and stackable cookware, for example, a set of pots and pans, is maintained in a stable configuration by stops attached to the outer walls of the cookware. Each stacked and nested item of cookware is supported on the rim of the lower item by two stops attached to its outer wall, on opposite sides of the item. Each stop is shaped and configured to contact the rim of the lower item in the stack at a finite number of points. The points of contact lie in the same plane, which uprightly supports the stacked cookware item on the lower cookware item, without the walls or the base of the stacked cookware item touching the lower item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Hollinger
  • Patent number: 11034484
    Abstract: A stackable plastic container includes a base with a recessed portion; a sidewall portion; a shoulder; and a spout configured to dispense contents. The shoulder and spout may be configured to move downwardly in a vertical direction toward the base. In embodiments, the recessed portion may be configured to receive or cover at least a portion of a spout of an identical container. In embodiments, one or more containers in a retracted configuration may be stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Pedmo, Mike Sainato, Andrew Fischer, David Greig, Matt Kinkoph, Kevin Yerkey
  • Patent number: 10899499
    Abstract: A stackable tote and lid combination has a lid with a main body and a rim. The rim has a wall with corner bodies, where the wall is spaced apart from a major surface. Each corner body has an upper surface with three outer side surfaces. Each first outer side surface is attached to a respective second outer side surface and each second outer side surface is attached to a respective third outer side surface. Each first, second, and third outer side surface is positioned between and connected to the upper surface of the respective corner body and the major surface of the main body. As a result, each first, second, and third outer side surface of respective corner bodies is configured to abut a hollow body of the stackable tote at three respective internal contact areas, and to removably hold the stackable tote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Nickolas Reinhart, Jacob H. Whitta
  • Patent number: 10889433
    Abstract: A cassette for dispensing bags from an elongated tubing comprising an annular receptacle accommodating a length of tubing in an accumulated condition. An annular opening at an upper end of the annular receptacle is for dispensing the tubing. The annular receptacle defines a central opening through which a knotted end of the tubing passes to form a bag supported by the annular receptacle with disposable objects passing through the circular central opening to be received in the bag, and a clearance only at a bottom of the central opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 10849332
    Abstract: A system and apparatus ripen produce such as fruits and vegetables, and include a chamber having a plurality of chamber walls integrally coupled to a floor and forming an interior therein for retaining the produce; and a lid configured to be removably coupled with the chamber at an upper end thereof, the lid having: a top having: a top surface; and an underside surface; a plurality of underside walls extending downward from the underside surface and forming a plurality of cavities; a first aperture extending through the top surface and the underside surface and positioned within a first cavity of the plurality of cavities; and a second aperture extending through the top surface and the underside surface and positioned to not be in any of the plurality of cavities, wherein the first gas passing through at least the first and second apertures causes the produce to ripen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Christophe Obolo
  • Patent number: 10850284
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipette-tip-accommodating container (1), including a receiving cradle (3) and a cover (4) which covers a receiving opening (12) of the receiving cradle (3) in its closed position. The cover (4) comprises a standardized footprint and is realized as an adapter element for the receiving cradle (3). A positioning device (25) with multiple positioning elements (26) is provided on the cover (4). The receiving cradle (3) is supported on the cover (4) by way of its base (7), wherein the receiving cradle (3) is aligned relatively with reference to the footprint defined by the cover (4), positioned in a positioning position for automated sample processing by means of the positioning elements (26). Furthermore, the invention also relates to a method for providing such a pipette-tip-accommodating container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Greiner Bio-One GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Kofler
  • Patent number: 10843852
    Abstract: A lid for a container or tote has a main body with pylons. The pylons are arranged on the lid to provide a first pylon adjacent to a second pylon. The first and second pylons may each have a plurality of platforms that can support and stabilize a cross beam such as a board placed in between them. The platforms may include a first platform, a second platform, and a third platform. The first platform is horizontally spaced apart from the second platform, and the second platform is horizontally spaced apart from the third platform. The first platform is vertically spaced apart from the second platform, and the second platform is vertically spaced apart from the third platform. Corresponding ones of the platforms on the adjacent pylons may be disposed on a same plane so as to provide a planar or flat surface for receiving the cross beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nickolas Reinhart, Jacob H. Whitta
  • 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
    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
    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
    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