Different Receptacles With Structural Features For Nesting Patents (Class 206/514)
  • Patent number: 10898027
    Abstract: A paired set of cookware lids is configured to stack on each other and on cookware items. Each lid is configured to cover the other lid, with one lid in the upright position and the other in an inverted position, making it possible to stack both lids on one cookware container, with a first lid covering the container in the inverted position, and the second lid stacked on the first lid in the upright position. The lids are provided with multifunctional rims, having a flat annular shelf an outer rim extending in a perpendicular direction from the upper side of the annular shelf, and an inner rim extends in the opposite perpendicular direction from the lower side of the annular shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mishan, Fred Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10351299
    Abstract: A nestable set of pots including a plurality of pots which are nestable together and a plurality of lids, each lid corresponding to a pot and being removably attached to an outside bottom surface thereof. An articulated exterior handle for the pots, having a first retracted position and a second extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Yitzchak Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10239661
    Abstract: A container for storage and transport of goods includes four sidewalls which surround a first planar bottom and have on their upper end a rim. A second bottom with a multiplicity of bottom ribs is connected to the first bottom by welding the bottom ribs of the second bottom with the first bottom. At least two opposite sidewalls of the container have each a projection which extends away from a sidewall and at a predetermined distance from the sidewall extends parallel to the sidewall in the direction of the bottom of the container. The projection has a horizontal end face which extends parallel to the area of the upper rim of the sidewall, with the horizontal end face extending at a level underneath the bottom plate of the first bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Georg Utz Holding AG
    Inventors: Patrik Plattner, Boris Schwab
  • Patent number: 9622605
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Contents of the lid container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Additionally, an independent drop-in container within the lid cavity may be resealed and removed from the lid cavity and taken to other locations such as home, work, or car. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SNACKTOPS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 9546347
    Abstract: The invention relates to fluid washing or cleaning products which are present as combination products comprising a packaging means and at least two fluid washing or cleaning compositions A and B that are located in said packaging means and that are separate from each other, wherein the two compositions A and B comprise A: 10 to 75 wt % of builder material(s); 0.1 to 10 wt % of enzyme preparation; 24.9 to 89.9 wt % of water; and B: less than 0.1 wt % of enzyme preparation; 0.5 to 90 wt % of water and at least one further ingredient of washing or cleaning products, and which fluid washing or cleaning products have an improved stability if the viscosity of the compositions A and B is above 1500 mPas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Konstantin Benda, Nina Muβmann, Thomas Eiting, Brigitte Kempen, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Peter Schmiedel
  • 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: 8967408
    Abstract: A food container system for a take-out main course food item includes a plastic lid adapted for sealing arrangement with a plastic base and one or more securable inner vessels adapted to hold an accessory food item. The floor of the base includes one or more first vessel-receiving mechanisms designed to locate and receive the bottom of a securable inner vessel. The lid includes one or more second vessel-receiving mechanisms, each designed to receive and engage the top rim of a securable inner vessel when such vessel is received by a first vessel-receiving mechanism and the lid and base are in the sealed arrangement. The engagement of the top rim of a vessel by a second vessel-receiving mechanism of the lid results in a leak resistant seal between the vessel and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Anchor Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tyberghein
  • Patent number: 8955683
    Abstract: The group of inventions relates to the food industry, more specifically to embodiments of a packaging for pre-portioned confectionery goods consisting of one or a number of portions. A packaging for confectionery goods consisting of a number of portions comprises a lid and a base that is provided with at least one raised flat section for holding trays corresponding to the number of portions of the goods in question. Each tray has a means for the removal thereof from the packaging, in the form, for example, of a tongue situated on the side that faces the edge of the packaging base, and at least one tray anchoring projection with a widened part is provided on the base between each pair of adjacent trays. Furthermore, pairs of projections may be provided along the edges of the raised section to restrict the movement in a horizontal plane both of the tongues and of the trays with the confectionery goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Valery Eduardovich Agababov
  • Patent number: 8931657
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical container including a bottle having a bottom wall and side walls. A ridge proximate to the bottom wall projects from an interior surface of at least one of the side walls, to facilitate nested stacking of a plurality of bottles. One or more of the side walls includes a cover locking receptacle proximate to the top end of the side wall. The pharmaceutical container also includes a cover including a sliding lid contained in a cover housing. The cover housing has a top wall, which includes an opening, and cover side walls. A child-resistant closure mechanism is also provided to limit the movement between the sliding lid and the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Kientzle, Nathan T. King
  • Patent number: 8887945
    Abstract: A foldable container module includes a body and a foldable container. The body has a sidewall and a room. The foldable container has a panel, multiple folding line sets formed on the panel, and a joint. The foldable container can be transformed by folding along the multiple folding line sets. The joint connects to the sidewall of the body. The foldable container module can be held in one hand by a user, and the other hand of the user can swing freely or take the solid food from the foldable container, such that the user can also suck the liquid from the body by the straw at the same time. Moreover, when the foldable container module is to be stored, the user can fold the foldable container along the multiple folding line sets to reduce a volume of the foldable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Highplus International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Kao
  • Patent number: 8820571
    Abstract: A beer keg includes a container having a base and a wall extending upward from a periphery of the base. A liner within the container includes a base, sidewalls and a mouth. The base of the liner interlocks with the base of the container to prevent relative rotation therebetween. A valve is disposed over the mouth of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Publication number: 20140238887
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to reusable food covers. Such reusable food covers may be flexible so that they can create a seal with partially consumed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to preserve these foods and extend the time of being suitable and desirable for consumption. Each cover may include a base and a flexible wall formed as a single unitary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michelle IVANKOVIC, Adrienne McNicholas
  • Patent number: 8807368
    Abstract: A series of vessels includes first, second, and third vessels. The first vessel includes a first bottom wall and a first coupling feature formed on a bottom surface of the first bottom wall. The second vessel includes a second bottom wall, a second coupling feature, and a third coupling feature. The second coupling feature is formed on a top surface of the second bottom wall and is configured to engage with the first coupling feature to form a first mated pair. The third coupling feature is formed on a bottom surface of the second bottom wall. The third vessel is sized larger than the second vessel and includes a third bottom wall, a fourth coupling feature, and a fifth coupling feature. The fourth coupling feature is formed on a top surface of the third bottom wall and is configured to engage with the third coupling feature of the second vessel to form a second mated pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard P. Riedel
  • Patent number: 8789716
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a multi-component container system and related methods for storing and mixing liquids and associated methods of use. The system includes a first chamber configured to hold a first liquid and which has at least one opening and a second chamber and a second chamber configured to hold a second liquid and having at least one opening. The at least one opening on the second chamber is capable of being operably connected to the at least one opening of the first chamber and the second chamber can be smaller relative to the first chamber. The system can have two configurations, a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration the second chamber can be removably disposed within the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Solutions Biomed, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Larson, Daryl J. Tichy
  • Patent number: 8763971
    Abstract: A system for carrying a respiratory ventilator and respiratory ventilator power supply on a support. The support may be fixed or inclinable, and the device includes at lease one body portion having a first receiver that receives the respiratory ventilator and a second receiver that receives the respiratory ventilator power supply. A coupling is connected to the body portion that attaches the body portion to the support. The coupling is configured to cause the body portion to incline in response to, and generally to the same extent as, inclination of the support in order to present a relatively low profile to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Dan Duncan Wilson
  • Patent number: 8695819
    Abstract: A cap dispensing chamber to hold powder and/or liquids in a contained unit with a line of weakening, including but not limited to for bottles, pouches, cartons, cans, drums, IV bags, syringes, and any other type of container that can hold a product. The body and the plunger fits snugly with one another allowing ingredients to be stored and activated by an individual when on a as needed basis. A dust cover for allowing RFID, Nano and barcodes that can be applied during or post manufacturing or any location on or in the invention A body can be molded with a screw cap, snap lid, click-in, or by itself that can ultimately fit on any type or style container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Blast Max LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8574647
    Abstract: An exemplary device for semi-solid foods includes a separator for insertion in a food container having an optional lid. The separator provides an upper compartment for solid foods and a lower compartment for liquids. The separator has a base, and a ramp extending upwards therefrom. The separator preferably provides a barrier such that liquid in the container does not traverse the intersection between the separator and the container sidewall inner surface. When the container is tilted to dispense the food therein, liquid in the lower compartment flows out through a ramp opening (such as an aperture in the ramp or a separation between the ramp and the container sidewall), without flowing through a base aperture. When the container is returned to a level position, any fluid in the upper compartment may return to the lower compartment via an optional fluid channel in the ramp and through the base aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Free Flow Fluids, LLC
    Inventor: Larry T. Gunderson
  • Publication number: 20130277264
    Abstract: An assembly having a pan and a formed wire rack for receiving and supporting the pan. the rack includes a pair of handles freely and rotatably attached to a closed rim-rack section of the wire rack. Each handle includes a lateral portion and a pair of arms having first arm ends attached to the lateral portion, and the pair of arms having second arm ends separately terminating to a flat section, distal ends of the flat sections being rotatably secured about the closed rim-rack section, and wherein the flat sections include loops freely rotatably secured about the closed rim-rack section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: HANDI-FOIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norton Sarnoff, Raj Patel
  • Publication number: 20130277265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (2) and a pouch (1). The container and pouch is preferably mutually shaped so that the pouch fits tightly into the container. The container comprises a closure (5) for closing the container and preferably being adapted to maintain the pouch in an open state in a position where its opening is facing upwardly. In addition, the closure comprises a lid (7), allowing re-closable access to the contents stored in the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Petar Varbanov
  • Publication number: 20130256181
    Abstract: A tray configured for packaging is provided. The tray may include a substantially planar portion and a curved perimeter portion extending from the substantially planar portion. One or more cutout portions may be defined in the substantially planar portion. The tray may also include a handle that may be grasped during insertion into, or removal from a rear cover of an accessory unit. In this regard, the substantially planar portion and the curved perimeter portion of the tray may support a recessed portion of the rear cover of the accessory unit when received therein. Thus, issues with respect to deformation of the recessed portion, which may be formed from a flexible material, may be avoided. The tray may be part of a packaging system that further includes a box and a lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Krishnan BALAJI, Christopher J. BIRGERS, Andrew LAUDER, Michael SOLOMON
  • Publication number: 20130177118
    Abstract: Systems produce desired isotopes through irradiation in nuclear reactor instrumentation tubes and deposit the same in a robust facility for immediate shipping, handling, and/or consumption. Irradiation targets are inserted and removed through inaccessible areas without plant shutdown and placed in the harvesting facility, such as a plurality of sealable and shipping-safe casks and/or canisters. Systems may connect various structures in a sealed manner to avoid release of dangerous or unwanted matter throughout the nuclear plant, and/or systems may also automatically decontaminate materials to be released. Useable casks or canisters can include plural barriers for containment that are temporarily and selectively removable with specially-configured paths inserted therein. Penetrations in the facilities may limit waste or pneumatic gas escape and allow the same to be removed from the systems without over-pressurization or leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS, LLC
    Inventor: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC
  • Patent number: 8413840
    Abstract: A handle attached to cookware piece configured to position the cookware piece within a larger cookware piece in a nested arrangement. The handle may include a body having a slot disposed within a bottom surface of the handle body. The slot may be configured such that when a smaller cookware piece is positioned within a larger cookware piece, an upper edge the smaller cookware piece is equal to or less than the same height of an upper edge of the larger cookware piece. The smaller cookware piece may be held by the slot within the larger cookware piece in a substantially horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: SEB S.A., Groupe SEB USA
    Inventors: Paul Metaxatos, Bernard Maurer, Andy Padawer, Duane Kutsch
  • Patent number: 8407970
    Abstract: A packaging container for a load having a projection such as a nailing fin is made from two rigid U-boards. An inner U-board supports the weight of the window/door frame while preventing the nailing fin from having contact, directly or indirectly, with the ground or sides of the fin crate. The nailing fin provides one supporting wall for the inner U-board while a second, outer U-board provides a second supporting wall. Both walls prevent the inner U-board from spreading out or collapsing under the weight of the window/door. The inner U-board is formed as a continuous element or as discrete elements. The nailing fin is incorporated into the fin crate to form a support member and part of the packaging container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Rometty, Nancy L. Roach, Jeffrey W. O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20130020230
    Abstract: A container or box formed from an inner carton and an outer carton. The cartons can be formed from paperboard or a corrugated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Jana Doemel, Brad Schultz, Bevon Dormer
  • Patent number: 8348086
    Abstract: A beer keg includes a container having a base and a wall extending upward from a periphery of the base. A liner within the container includes a base, sidewalls and a mouth. The base of the liner interlocks with the base of the container to prevent relative rotation therebetween. A valve is disposed over the mouth of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Publication number: 20120325717
    Abstract: The group of inventions relates to the food industry, more specifically to embodiments of a packaging for pre-portioned confectionery goods consisting of one or a number of portions. A packaging for confectionery goods consisting of a number of portions comprises a lid and a base that is provided with at least one raised flat section for holding trays corresponding to the number of portions of the goods in question. Each tray has a means for the removal thereof from the packaging, in the form, for example, of a tongue situated on the side that faces the edge of the packaging base, and at least one tray anchoring projection with a widened part is provided on the base between each pair of adjacent trays.; Furthermore, pairs of projections may be provided along the edges of the raised section to restrict the movement in a horizontal plane both of the tongues and of the trays with the confectionery goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Valery Eduardovich Agababov
  • Publication number: 20120318697
    Abstract: A storage system comprising a plurality of storage vessels, wherein each storage vessel has a unique opening diameter such that the storage vessels are adapted to nest within one another, and a plurality of identical lids, wherein each lid is configured to seal each of the storage vessels. Once sealed, the storage vessels are configured to stack and detachably affix on top of one another, providing a convenient way to store the sealed vessels. Each of the identical lids are configured to seal each of the storage vessels such that any combination of storage vessel and lid will result in a tightly sealed storage vessel, lock each of the storage vessels via a locking mechanism, and stack on top of one another via an attachment mechanism such that the identical lids form a compact set of lids that is adapted to be placed onto the compact set of storage vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: R. Gabriel Stern
  • Patent number: 8272531
    Abstract: A set of handles is provided for gripping a first cooking culinary article that includes a first container, and a second cooking culinary article that includes a second container. These containers can be stacked in a stationary stacked position. Each handle includes a stud and/or a housing defined at least partly by a hollow zone of the handle, and a locking protrusion adapted to engage a reception zone and/or a reception zone adapted to engage a locking protrusion. The housing and/or stud of the first handle can engage with the housing and/or stud of the second handle for holding the containers superimposed in the stationary stacked position in which the first container does not contact the second container. The locking protrusion and/or reception zone of the first handle can engage with the locking protrusion and/or reception zone of the second handle, with the locking protrusion located along a vertical wall of the stud, and the reception zone located along a vertical wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventors: Pascal Cuillery, Stéphane Plichon, Guy Magnouloux, Jean-Francois Brasset
  • Publication number: 20120187807
    Abstract: A drawer assembly is disclosed that includes a removable container ad a receiving tray. The container has a housing having at least one shaped surface and at least one horizontal alignment element coupled to and projecting from the housing. The receiving tray has a base having a redirection feature and at least one horizontal alignment hole in the base that is configured to accept the horizontal alignment element. The container and receiving tray are configured such that downward motion of the container with the shaped surface of the housing in contact with the redirection feature of the base induces a lateral motion of the container according to the engagement of the shaped surface and the redirection feature that causes the horizontal alignment element to slide into the horizontal alignment hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: FRANK DEAN WEBER
  • Publication number: 20120187016
    Abstract: A tray for holding canning jars comprising a plurality of wells arranged in a first row, second row and third row, each well comprising a bottom surface with ridges. The ridges in the first and third rows comprise an inner circle, two first opposing crescents, and two second opposing crescents. The ridges in the second row comprise a first semicircle and a second semicircle. The two first opposing crescents are situated opposite one another, and the two second opposing crescents are situated opposite one another on the bottom of the well and at a ninety-degree angle relative to the first opposing crescents. The first semicircle is situated opposite the second semicircle and is closer to the center of the bottom surface of the well than the second semicircle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jeri A. McFarlane, Robert J. Wright, Patrick M. Thayer
  • Patent number: 8178854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cigar humidor, comprising: a hollow housing; a lid connected to the housing; a germicidal light assembly positioned inside the housing for disinfecting cigars; and a platform transparent to ultraviolet light produced by the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Eugene Elliott
  • Publication number: 20120037533
    Abstract: A suspended utensil storage system includes a utensil tray including a plurality of utensil compartments having a mesh material therein; and a debris collector tray underlying the utensil tray and receiving the utensil tray. The mesh material of the utensil compartments of the utensil tray supports utensils and includes holes sized to allow debris to fall there through into the debris collector tray for collecting the debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael P. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20110315566
    Abstract: A series of interlocking or non-interlocking stackable containers have an identical size and shape. The containers may include transparent sides and a transparent cover. The cover may include a raised area. The bottom of container may include an inward recess sized to accept the raised area of the cover of a lower container. Each container may include an interchangeable faceplate that affixes to the transparent cover. The interchangeable faceplate may be used to accessorize the containers for visual recognition and cover an outer area of the cover, leaving an inner area of the cover exposed for viewing contents. The containers may similarly display contents at both a merchant and a customer location. A customer may purchase a container for home-use such as for interlocking or stacking with previously purchased containers of the same size. The containers may contain contents of the same type, such as jewelry, shoes, or other articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Clever Girl Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Joanna Boynton, Cheryl Anders
  • Patent number: 8047373
    Abstract: A suspended utensil storage system includes a utensil tray including a plurality of utensil compartments having a mesh material therein; and a debris collector tray underlying the utensil tray and receiving the utensil tray. The mesh material of the utensil compartments of the utensil tray supports utensils and includes holes sized to allow debris to fall there through into the debris collector tray for collecting the debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Michael P. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20110192751
    Abstract: A product package having a product tray and an information indicator that can be mounted in the tray. The information indicator is operable to be held in the product tray and the product placed into the tray on top of the information indicator. The tray is operable to protect the product from damage during storage or transport as well as provide an enhanced appearance during display. The information indicator is operable to convey information to the consumer as well as assist in removal of the product from the product tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: ZIPPO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Gary A. Doster
  • Publication number: 20110089071
    Abstract: A spill containment system is attachable to a riser pipe with an axially moveable seal. The spill containment system allows access to a drop tube in the riser pipe via a removable liquid communication assembly. The spill containment system includes a sealed interstitial space, which remains sealed during installation, service and use of the system. The spill containment system is protected by a weather resistant cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Justin F. Kuehn
  • Publication number: 20110062043
    Abstract: A refillable package is provided for dispensing a plurality of consumable products. The package may comprise a reusable container and a removable refill. The reusable container may comprise a lid connected to a receptacle defining a container interior. The removable refill may comprise a refill body and a closure. The refill body may be configured to fit inside the container interior. There may be a seal between the refill body and the lid. The refillable package can be designed to be portable and easily carried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: James A. Bougoulas, Katie Hernandez, Robert J. Peterson, Daniel H.J. Shin, Christopher D. Rowe, Cheryl A. Gribas
  • Patent number: 7820214
    Abstract: A food consumption appliance having a first chamber and a second chamber, where the first chamber contains a liquid and the second chamber contains a dry comestible, where each chamber has an opening into a common mouthpiece so that when the appliance is tipped, the liquid and dry comestible exit into the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Dale Groenke
  • Publication number: 20100230319
    Abstract: The invention provides a set of cooking pans which nest completely one within the other, optionally together with their lids. Each pan of the set comprises a pan body ad a side handle, and the pan bodies are of progressively smaller diameter so that each pan body can be completely received within the next larger pan body for storage purposes, and each pan handle from the largest pan to at least the second smallest pan in the set is concave, creating along the top of that handle a longitudinal recess, each longitudinal recess communicating with a concavity in the top rim of the associated pan body so that when the body of a pan of smaller size is received in the pan body, the handle of the smaller pan extends through that concavity and is received wholly within the longitudinal recess in the handle of that next larger pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Gavin Thomson
  • Patent number: 7758825
    Abstract: A handle assembly facilitates the removal of a sterile inner tray containing sterile medical instruments from a medical kit during an OR procedure. The handle assembly may have a handle coupled with an elongated member having a male end and a female end. The inner tray may be wrapped in medical packaging. Subsequently, the elongated member may be wrapped around the inner tray and the male and female ends interconnected. The inner tray may be positioned inside of an outer tray. A bacterial barrier may be formed over a portion of the outer tray to enclose the inner tray. The inner tray, including the medical instruments, may then be sterilized by a sterilization process. During an OR procedure, the handle assemble allows a sterile nurse to remove the sterile inner tray from the non-sterile outer tray without making contact with the non-sterile outer tray and/or contaminating the sterile medical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Cook Incorporated
    Inventor: Chris R. Kabrick
  • Patent number: 7753206
    Abstract: A measuring cup being nestable within another measuring cup is provided. Each nestable measuring cups includes a cup portion and a handle extending from the cup portion. The handle of one measuring cup is receivable within a channel formed in the handle of the other measuring cup. The measuring cups can be sized to receive different volumes of material, and smaller measuring cups can be disposed within the larger measuring cups in a stacked, nestable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Sawhney, Lance Gordon Hussey, Christopher Glupker, Hyun Suk Song, Kurt Gregory Botsai
  • Patent number: 7748562
    Abstract: Container device for an environmental humidity absorber with an anti-spill system which comprises A lower receptable to collect saline liquid with a recessed rib that fits into a peripheral flange in an outer part of a wall of a tray for hygroscopic material, disposed over the upper edge of the receptable; A drainage tube that extends vertically inserted in a central drainage hole of the receptable embedded into the base of the tray An upper lid with ventilation holes, a lateral peripheral flap over the tray wall and with a lower peripheral flange Recessed projections that fit into the complementary openings of respective horizontal recessed tongues that emerge from opposite sides of the lid, emerge from at least two respective opposing segments of the wall of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Top Grade, S.L.
    Inventor: Eva Schmidt Dios
  • Patent number: 7722907
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a package system containing a main container with a smaller container nested in it. The smaller container is filled with a secondary food item designed to be mixed into the primary food item. The smaller container is placed within the main container. The area of the main container not occupied by the smaller container includes a main food item. Both containers are sealed with one film. Before consumption, a consumer will place the package in a microwave to heat. Once heated, the smaller container is removed from the main container, creating space in the main container previously occupied by the smaller container. The main food item in the main container will re-position creating space between the top of the main food item to the edge of the main container. The secondary item can be added into the main container without overflowing out of the main container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Barilla G. E R. Fratelli, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Iain Roberts, Eleanor Luna, George Kyaw Soe Maung Aye, Jeewon Jung
  • Patent number: 7708137
    Abstract: A candle box for storing individual candles and candle accessories. The box includes a housing with a top opening, a tray for storing candle accessories that fits within the top opening of the housing, and a slidable lid for covering the tray. The housing has a bottom and four side walls that define the top opening. The tray has a bottom integral with four tray side walls that, when placed within the opening of the housing, engage the interior surface of housing side walls to create an airtight enclosure. The lid has a top cover and three side walls, two of which are adapted to slidably engage any two opposing side walls of the tray. The top cover includes a snap-lock for engaging one of tray walls when the lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Faultless Starch-Bon Ami Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. Rowley, Jr., Catherine A. O'Kane
  • Publication number: 20100051497
    Abstract: A tote includes at least a first structural component defining a first portion of a container and a second structural component defining a second portion of the container where the first and second structural components cooperate to define an internal cavity to receive at least one product. The second structural component comprises a foldable component that can be selectively attached and detached from the first structural component for shipping, stacking, or nesting purposes as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 7631799
    Abstract: A collapsible storage device includes a collapsible container and a lid for the container. The container includes a plurality of resilient wall panels and a hinge portion connecting each adjacent pair of wall panels. The container may be foldably converted between a substantially flat collapsed position and a substantially rectangular prismatic expanded position by articulating the wall panels about the flexible hinges. At least one of the hinge portions is arched to latch the container in the expanded position. The lid may be used to cover the container in the expanded position and receive the container in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Brian C. Dais, Sanjay Dhall, Daniel Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20090250362
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to bags and cases for storage of cameras or other objects. More specifically, the system integrates a waterproof dry bag component optimized for storage of cameras and camera accessories, with a bag component of substantially the same size and shape of the dry bag into a single unit. When separated, the two components can perform as individual units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Daymen Photo Marketing LP
    Inventors: Bradley S. Melmon, Ryan H. Mongan, David J. Law, Parker T. Chou, Graeme Esarey
  • Publication number: 20090242571
    Abstract: An environmentally secure weather containment system for at least one chemical container comprising a primary container significantly nested within and sealingly mated with a secondary container, the primary tank having an exposed portion, the secondary container providing a housing for at least one pump and at least one port for at least one a power line or signal line above a 110% containment level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Kirk Douglas Claborn
  • Publication number: 20090184025
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a package system containing a main container with a smaller container nested in it. The smaller container is filled with a secondary food item designed to be mixed into the primary food item. The smaller container is placed within the main container. The area of the main container not occupied by the smaller container includes a main food item. Both containers are sealed with one film. Before consumption, a consumer will place the package in a microwave to heat. Once heated, the smaller container is removed from the main container, creating space in the main container previously occupied by the smaller container. The main food item in the main container will re-position creating space between the top of the main food item to the edge of the main container. The secondary item can be added into the main container without overflowing out of the main container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Barilla G. e R. Fratelli. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Iain Roberts, Eleanor Luna, George Kyaw Soe Maung Aye, Jeewon Jung
  • Publication number: 20090152138
    Abstract: A packet (1) of cigarettes having a cup-shaped, parallelepiped-shaped outer first container (2); a first lid (4) is hinged to the outer first container (2) to rotate between an open position and a closed position; the outer first container (2) houses two to four inner second containers (18), each of which is cup-shaped, houses a group (19) of cigarettes, and is parallelepiped-shaped; a second lid (21) is hinged to each inner second container (18) to rotate between an open position and a closed position; and the inner second containers (18) are housed inside the outer first container (2) so that, when the first (4) is in the closed position, a top wall (30) of each second lid (21) directly contacts a top wall (13) of the first lid (4), and at least one lateral wall (29) of each second lid (21) directly contacts a lateral wall (12) of the first lid (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: G.D Societa'Per Azioni
    Inventors: Marco Ghini, Luca Petrucci, Roberto Polloni, Stefano Negrini