Miscellaneous Patents (Class 206/527)
  • Patent number: 10633137
    Abstract: An exemplary web of preformed bags includes first and second layers, first and second side, first and second side seals proximate the first and second edges, a plurality of transverse seals extending between the first and second side edges, an opening in the first layer, and a line of separation in the second layer, and first and second cuts in the first and second side seals. The first and second cuts are configured to reduce or eliminate a breaking force necessary to break the first and second side seals when the web is torn along the line of separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Automated Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Stock
  • Patent number: 10486617
    Abstract: An equipment box, that may be stowed in the spare-wheel well of a motor vehicle, has a main body and a cover that can be attached thereto. The main body is formed for items of equipment to be received by a housing with at least one access opening. The cover can be attached to the main body in a supporting position and in a closing position, in which the cover in each case covers different regions of the main body. The cover in these two positions lies in the same plane, turned by an angle ?, and the cover in the closing position covers the entire main body, while in the supporting position it only covers a middle region of the main body and protrudes beyond the main body on opposite sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph Georg Gesang, Christian Causemann, Frank Schneider, Jeannette Peter
  • Patent number: 10358242
    Abstract: A packaging system (20) for forming and filling a transportable container (22) of plurality of bulk goods includes a frame (26) having a bottom support (48) and an upper support (32). An upper turntable (34) is rotatably supported within the upper support (32) and a lower turntable (50) is rotatably supported on the bottom support (48). A drive system (58) includes at least one pulley system (62, 64, 66) interconnected to the upper and lower turntables (34, 50) for simultaneously driving and synchronizing rotation of the upper and lower turntables (34, 50) with the at least one pulley system (62, 64, 66). A slip frame former (42) extends downwardly from the upper turntable (34) and a roll of stretch wrap (92) is disposed in overlapping relationship with the slip frame former (42) and the bottom support (48) during simultaneous and synchronized rotation of the turntables (34, 50) with the at least one pulley system (62, 64, 66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: David C. Ours, Paul D. Drouin, Gary W. Gunia, Stephen Michael Aloff
  • Patent number: 10336498
    Abstract: The present description includes containers having an improved puncture design that can be punctured without substantial deformation of the container. Such containers are particularly suitable for use in preparing beverages using automatic machines, particularly those used for preparation of single serve beverages. Also provided are thermoplastic materials having improved punctureability for use in containers, containers for preparation of a beverage, and methods for preparing a beverage using such containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Foster, Patrick L. O'Brien, David Cosgrove
  • Patent number: 10272601
    Abstract: A childproof container apparatus, system and method. The apparatus, system and method may include a container body having therewithin a cavity; a cap capable of providing access to the cavity when opened; a collar about the container body and capable of impeding access to the cap; and at least one safety feature suitable, upon actuation, to allow the collar to slide to remove the impedance to accessing the cap. The container may further include a tamper evidencing feature at least partially physically associated with the cap. The at least one safety feature may include a plurality of tabs, or one or more buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NYPRO INC.
    Inventor: Robert G. Petit
  • Patent number: 10214153
    Abstract: A selectively openable and closable, outdoor storage bag includes a body portion made of a flexible, waterproof, plastic coated fabric bag material, the bag material comprising a plurality of waterproof welded seams that define a predetermined shape of the body portion and an opening, the body portion defining an interior space within the body portion; a closure mechanism joined to the body portion by a welded seam proximate a periphery of the opening, the closure mechanism configured to selectively open and close the opening and provide a seal that is at least water-resistant when the opening is closed; a flap of the plastic coated fabric bag material that extends from the body portion and covers the closure mechanism; and a plurality of anchor points attached to an exterior surface of the body portion, wherein the body portion of the bag is waterproof and the seal is at least water-resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Load Lugger, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Dooling, Julie A. Dooling
  • Patent number: 10000328
    Abstract: A fuel tank in a vehicle. The fuel tank includes a protective outer shell, an inner shell and a crush sleeve. The protective outer shell defines an outer tank. The inner shell defines an inner tank which holds fuel. The inner shell is housed in the outer shell and is isolated from the outer shell by a space. The crush sleeve is provided in the space between the outer shell and the inner shell. The crush sleeve supports the inner shell and maintains the inner shell in position relative to the outer shell. Wherein during an impact to the vehicle, the force of the impact causes the outer shell and the crush sleeve to deform and the inner shell to move relative to the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Leiss, Marcus A. Mazza, Bret W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9616656
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a polyolefin product is disclosed. The method includes the steps of printing an image on a transfer medium, hot pressing a carrier medium (such as a textile or wood product) and the transfer medium such that the image is transferred to the carrier medium, and adhering the carrier medium to a first polyolefin article to produce a polyolefin product. The polyolefin product may then be subject to further processes, such as cutting, thermoforming, etc. into its desired form. An improved method of producing polyolefin products having colorful imagery thereon is provided. A method of manufacturing a case is also disclosed, including printing an image on a transfer medium, hot pressing a carrier medium and the transfer medium such that the image is transferred to a first side of the carrier medium, and assembling a case, wherein a panel for the case includes the carrier medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: XPE Limited
    Inventor: Ian Rumsey
  • Patent number: 9612430
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrowetting device including forming a cavity between first and second support plates which narrows towards a constriction. The cavity is at least partly filled with second fluid to provide a reservoir for dispensing second fluid between the first and second support plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivar Schram
  • Patent number: 9345350
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cup made of foldable flat material with at least one desired fold line (22) along which a convex cup wall (24) can be pushed in to give a concave, dimensionally-stable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Feldmann + Schultchen Design Studios GmbH
    Inventors: André Feldmann, Arne Schultchen
  • Patent number: 9199767
    Abstract: A method provides, as part of a computer administration system, an administration interface that can operate almost any computerized device having a user interface. The computer administration system manages components of a computer system and the administration interface is operable to configure the components and to provide dynamic performance and configuration information of the components to the user as the components operate. The method provides a “commentary input” area on the administration interface while providing performance and configuration information of a specific component or a set of components. Thus, the method can receive comment(s) about the specific component(s) of the computerized system in the commentary input area. When this occurs, the method stores the comment(s) in a data store in a manner that associates the comment(s) with the specific component(s) that was being monitored. The method also automatically stores contemporaneous component data with each comment in the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Hirshol H. Pheir
  • Patent number: 8770422
    Abstract: An adapter plate for a container unit that can be coupled to at an additional container unit to form an intermodal container having the approximate dimensions of a standard ISO container. The intermodal container can be handled by a medium tactical vehicle with a load handling system. The container unit has first and second substantially parallel corner posts, an upper frame support extending between first ends of the corner posts, a lower frame support extending between second ends of the corner posts, and a connection block disposed adjacent the second ends of the corner posts. The adapter plate is disposed adjacent the connection block. A proximal end of the adapter plate is connected to the connection block and positioned generally flush with an outer facing surface of the connection block. A distal end of the adapter is angled to connect to an outer surface of the lower frame support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mobile Medical International Corporation
    Inventors: Philip T. Cantin, Rick A. Cochran, Justin M. White
  • Patent number: 8617125
    Abstract: A medical delivery system wherein one of a container and a dosing assembly comprises a first fastening means (116) and the other one of the container and the dosing assembly comprises a second fastening means (114); and wherein the second fastening means is adapted to move at least a part of the first fastening means in a radial direction upon rotation of the container in a first rotational direction relative to the dosing assembly, whereby the first and second fastening means engage such that the container and the dosing assembly are locked for relative translational movement. A container and a dosing assembly for use in the medical delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Asger Voss Christiansen
  • Patent number: 8580369
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a cover, a method of covering, and a cover system to be used with shipments of products transported by air with ULDs. The cover system provides thermal protection to temperature-sensitive products in or on the ULD. The cover system maintains the proper relative humidity level and gas concentrations (oxygen, carbon dioxide and ethylene) for horticultural product loads. The cover system can also have antimicrobial properties. In addition, the cover system decreases the amount of water vapor released in the cargo holds which is known to affect the reliability of the aircraft smoke detection system and to cause false fire alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Blueye, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Emond, William Pelletier
  • Patent number: 8449477
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for tissue handling, while maintaining the in-vivo tissue orientation. The device includes a structure, configured for receiving and holding a tissue specimen, wherein the tissue specimen includes tissue positional references; and device positional references, associated with the structure, for fixing the orientation of the tissue specimen, when held by the device, so as to reflect the tissue specimen positional references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Dune Medical Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Hashimshony, Orit Yarden, Gal Aharonowitz, Gil Cohen, Iddo Geltner
  • Patent number: 8404197
    Abstract: A cup assembly for holding a sample to be analyzed spectrochemically, includes a tubular longitudinal member which is disposed symmetrical about a central axis. The tubular member extends longitudinally between a first end and a second end. An indented peripheral flange is defined at the second end. The indented flange has an inverted L shaped cross-section. An annular collar extends longitudinally between a first end and a second end. An internal peripheral flange is defined at the first end. The internal flange has an inverted L shaped cross-section complementing the indented flange of the tubular member. When a substantially thin film is interposed between the second end of the tubular member and the first end of the annular collar, the film is retained between the sample cell body and the collar between the indented flange and the internal flange. The cup may have a funnel shaped sample retaining chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Monte J. Solazzi
  • Patent number: 8342356
    Abstract: A document console has a plastic base and a body. The body includes a top and sides. A door is interconnected to the body and is movable between open and closed positions. The base, body and door define a document receiving interior. The plastic base defines a plurality of inner and outer members which receive the side therebetween and support the sides in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: All Source Security Container Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Craig Busch
  • Patent number: 8267912
    Abstract: An infusion bag according to one exemplary embodiment includes a body having an interior space for holding a fluid. The interior space is defined by a pair of side walls and an inner wall and an opposite bottom wall. The inner wall extends across the body from one side wall to the other side wall such that a first angle ?1 is formed between a first end of the inner wall and one side wall and a second angle ?2 is formed between a second end of the inner wall and the other side wall. The first angle is different from the second angle. The bag also includes a needleless port that is in fluid communication with the interior and is configured to sealingly mate with an external device. The needleless port is disposed in an upper corner of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Richard George Ferris
  • Patent number: 8142893
    Abstract: Multi-layer polymeric films having at least one skin layer comprising at least one polyhydroxyether component or a combination of at least one polyhydroxyether component and at least polyester component are provided. The multi-layer films exhibit advantages such as high surface energy contributing to improved printability, barrier properties, and metallization. Additionally, the films exhibit improved adhesion between the skin layer and other layers of multi-layer film structures. In certain embodiments, the at least one skin layer incorporates from about 70 wt. % to about 100 wt. % of the at least one polyhydroxyether component or the combination of the at least one polyhydroxyether component and the at least one polyester component. The combination of the at least one polyhydroxyether component and the at least one polyester component incorporates from about 1 wt. % to about 99.0 wt. % of the at least one polyhydroxyether component and from about 1 wt. % to about 99 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
  • Patent number: 8069982
    Abstract: An array of disposable absorbent article configurations is provided comprising a sequence of designs corresponding to a wearer's stages of development. A merchandising system facilitates consumers' selection of an absorbent article configuration by appropriately matching an absorbent article configuration with a particular wearer's stage of development. The system includes indicia exhibiting pictorial representations of the absorbent article configurations fitted to wearer's at corresponding stages of development enabling a consumer to choose the appropriate absorbent article configuration for a particular wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl P. Ronn, Barry R. Feist, Mary L. Carr, Kathy O. Ames-Ooten, Danielia T. Wilkins, Merlene A. Cummins, Ooma B. Rampersad-Cutler, Monica J. Mohlenkamp, Vicki L. Streithorst
  • Patent number: 8043862
    Abstract: A sample cup for retaining a sample material to be subjected to an x-ray spectrochemical analysis. The sample cup comprises a cell body of a cylindrical configuration having an open top end and an open bottom end and defining a hollow between the two open ends, the open top end having an outer wall and an inner wall encircling the open top end. The outer wall and the inner wall extend axially and are positioned in concentric relationship with one another and form an internal reservoir space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Chemplex Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Monte J. Solazzi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7959001
    Abstract: The wrapping for used chewing gum is formed by an upper part (1) and a lower part (2) of identical form and size, applied together by their full surfaces, where both parts (1), (2) are provided with opposite situated vertical pre-scored lines (3) and where parts (1,2) are attached together along their margins partially, from one-third to one-half of the circumference of the parts (1,2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Miroslav Simonek
  • Patent number: 7955292
    Abstract: The invention relates to an endosurgical extraction bag for collecting body tissue or body fluid, with a bag main part formed from a flexible envelope, and with a first admission opening for introducing tissue or fluid into the bag main part of the bag. Arranged in the bag main part, there is an inner envelope which is connected to the main part (bag) and opens toward the first admission opening, but adjoins the bag main part sealingly in respect of the first admission opening, and which has a second admission opening at its second end remote from the first admission opening and spaced apart from an end of the bag main part remote from the first admission opening, through which second admission opening the tissue or fluid can be introduced into the bag main part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: MTP Medical Technical Promotion GmbH
    Inventors: Joel Jules Louis Leroy, Jacques Francois Bernard Marescaux, Didier Raoul Daniel Mutter, Michel Joseph Emile Vix
  • Patent number: 7870955
    Abstract: A horizontal trough for use with a concrete broom is disclosed. The trough can be customized to fit various shapes and widths of concrete brooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: Alton Edward Schmitt, Eric Edward Schmitt
  • Patent number: 7857913
    Abstract: A cleaning compound for cleaning surfaces in a food processing environment includes at least one container, with each container including a peroxide and/or an alkaline reactant therein. The alkaline reactant is selected to raise the pH of the cleaning compound into the alkaline range when the peroxide and the alkaline reactant are mixed together. The cleaning compound may be a liquid or dry compound, which is applied to the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: William E. Spindler
  • Publication number: 20100243498
    Abstract: Injection stretch blow molded (ISBM) articles and methods of forming the same are described herein. The ISBM articles generally include a metallocene random propylene-based copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Luyi Sun, Mark Leland
  • Patent number: 7782619
    Abstract: A heat sink protective cover includes a main body, on which at least one receiving space is defined for receiving a heat sink therein. The receiving space includes at least one positioning section and a dust-proof section. The positioning section is located at two opposite inner wall surfaces of the receiving space. The dust-proof section includes a raised portion and a recess portion, the raised portion is extended along a periphery of the dust-proof section to limit the recess portion on four sides thereof, and the dust-proof section is located on a bottom of the receiving space. The heat sink is stably hold in place in the receiving space by the positioning section and isolated from dust by the dust-proof section, and can therefore be effectively protected against collision, damage, and contamination while being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Ji Lan
  • Patent number: 7753207
    Abstract: A light-weight capsule having internal components comprised of sample containers with living organisms in solid and liquid form, inner carrier, multiple seals is disclosed to protect the samples contained within and to withstand an impact of up to 4000 G in outer space or Earth applications being subject to extreme conditions of varying radiation, temperature, pressure, and shock. The present capsule provides a compact and durable design with features for reducing size, mass and weight while increasing strength, structural integrity, and sealing strength to protect the samples contained interiorly and to withstand extreme conditions for travel in deep space or inhospitable places on Earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Planetary Society
    Inventors: Raymond Edward Fraze, Louis D. Friedman
  • Publication number: 20100147844
    Abstract: A container comprising a housing having an outer wall, an interior, and an inner wall nested within the interior of the housing is disclosed. The outer wall contains a rim that defines an opening at the bottom of the housing. The opening provides access to the housing interior. The outer wall is spaced apart from the inner wall, thereby defining a hollowed region for storing object in the interior of the housing. The inner wall terminates at a bottom wall disposed in the interior of the housing. The inner wall and the bottom wall define a receptacle portion of the housing that is configured to hold decorative articles. The container also includes a base that is detachable from the opening at the bottom of the housing. The base is configured to provide access to the hollow region of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Teleflora LLC
    Inventors: Scott Connell, Bryan Honkawa
  • Publication number: 20100123580
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to tamper detection, memorization, and indication for packaging. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: detecting when the package is opened and closed; and generating an alarm if the package is opened more than once after it is initially closed to indicate that the package has been tampered with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Gerard Marmigere, Bernard Pucci, Xavier Rey-Robert, Pierre Secondo
  • Publication number: 20100116758
    Abstract: A modular display rack and, more specifically, a display rack having a plurality of cylindrical bins oriented horizontally and stacked vertically. The cylindrical bins consist of a transparent half-pipe bottom with vertical dividers attached to two circular end caps. The circular end caps provide a hinge for a rotatable door and snap-to-fit features that allow the stacking of the bins vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: SABRITAS, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Maria Alejandra Noble Colin
  • Publication number: 20100038276
    Abstract: A zipper assembly includes: first and second zipper tapes; a zipper chain having one end and including first teeth secured to the first zipper tape and second teeth secured to the second zipper tape; a zipper slider mounted slidably on the zipper chain for engaging and disengaging the first and second teeth; an end stopper secured to the first and second zipper tapes, and disposed adjacent to the end of the zipper chain; and a switch mounted to the end stopper in such a manner that the switch is switched on by the zipper slider so as to actuate a circuit when the zipper slider is moved to the end of the zipper chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Jen-Lin Chen
  • Publication number: 20100003113
    Abstract: A container for storing and transporting a permanent magnet is provided. The container has an open space for storing the permanent magnet. The space is surrounded by a shell which has a thickness that provides that the permanent magnet does not come close enough to other magnetic material to exert significant force on it. Moreover, a method for replacing a permanent magnet from a first position to a second position is disclosed. The permanent magnet is placed from the first position into an inventive container. The container with the permanent magnet is transported to the second position and the permanent magnet is removed from the container and placed in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Henrik Stiesdal
  • Patent number: 7631763
    Abstract: A golf club reminder method includes providing a golf bag that has an upper edge. A plurality of golf clubs is positioned in the golf bag. A post has a bottom end and a top end. A flag is attached to the post adjacent to the top end of the post. The flag has indicia thereon indicating a reminder to verify all golf clubs are accounted for. A coupler is attached to the bottom end of the post. The post is attached to the golf bag adjacent to the upper edge with the coupler and the post extended upwardly from the golf bag. The post is thereby attached to the golf bag during a round of golf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: James D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20090301036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a transportable container for bulk goods. A bag is placed through a former opening of a slip frame former which surrounds a portion of the bag. The bag receives the bulk goods from a feed source. A stretch wrap is disposed radially about a bottom support and a portion of the slip frame former to initially form the transportable container. At least one of the slip frame former and the bottom support moves relative to other in response to the fill level of the bulk goods in the bag. During filling, the slip frame former is maintained at a position surrounding the fill level of the bulk goods in the bag. As the fill level increases in the bag, previously disposed portions of stretch wrap are disengaged from the slip frame former to squeeze the filled portions of the bag and lock together the bulk goods as additional portions of stretch wrap are disposed around the slip frame former.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Dave Ours, Sharon Juntunen
  • Patent number: 7600636
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful clothes protector cover comprised of a rectangular left sheet, a rectangular right sheet, and a plurality of grommets located on the upper edge of each of the sheets. A clothes hanger, upon which an item of clothing may already be hung, is threaded through a grommet on the left sheet and a corresponding grommet on the right sheet and hung on the hanger bar. This is repeated throughout the length of the sheets until all items of clothing are hung on the hanger rod and thereby protected by the clothes protector cover. This provides a means by which the clothes protector cover is held in place immediately above the protected items of clothing and thereby prevents the accumulation or settling of dust on the items of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Patricia Bell
  • Publication number: 20090223852
    Abstract: An exemplary display package for an item having a loop portion includes a card having a front side and a back side, a post extending from the front side of the card, and a hasp extending from the front side of the card to define a slot. The item may be attached to the display package by positioning the loop portion of the item around the post and through the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Gary Konop, David Kearns
  • Patent number: 7503454
    Abstract: A multifunctional receptacle for use on a step ladder includes a base member having a bottom side with a recessed surface to complementary receive a step surface of the ladder in a manner to prevent at least one degree of movement therebetween when the base member is disposed on the step. The receptacle includes at least one side member, preferably opposing side members, extending upward from the bottom side forming a storage compartment. The storage member can include a substantially rectangular storage compartment, and a substantially circular storage compartment. The receptacle can also include a hook for retaining a conventional roller paint tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Mike Gorman
  • Publication number: 20090038964
    Abstract: A chewing gum pocket having a flexible sheet with a smooth surface with a first surface, an obverse second surface, a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis. Tacky adhesive is applied as transverse bands at opposing ends of said first side of said sheet. Said sheet is scored along a generally transverse axis, generally bisecting said sheet. The sheet can then be folded so as to form a pocket with a smooth surface for temporarily store previously chewed gum for continued use or a tacky interior surface for disposal of said chewing gum. Said pocket is manufactured in a sterile environment. Releaseable sheets cover said first and second sides of said sheet and are enclosed in an envelope for convenient distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Joy B. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20090001086
    Abstract: A container insert for providing a thermally insulated enclosure. The container insert includes a bottom panel, side panels and end panels that are interconnected by a plastic backing sheet. The side panels and end panels can be pivoted upwardly to form side walls and end walls. The plastic backing sheet covers the seams between adjacent insulation panels to provide a moisture barrier. The plastic backing sheet can also urge adjacent panels together to reduce the gap between adjacent panels and improve thermal performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: Nanopore, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin H. Roderick, Brian Glover, Douglas M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20080237080
    Abstract: The invention pertains to the field of sugar cane. More particularly, the invention pertains to efficiently utilizing a sugar cane product for multiple accessory items (i.e. shot glass, drinking glass, straw, stirrer, decorative element, etc.). The sugar cane accessory item includes a stalk of sugar cane that is billeted and utilized as a food accessory item, wherein the sugar cane stalk may include at least one opening extending within the billeted section of sugar cane if utilized as a shot glass, drinking glass and/or straw. The stalk may also be billeted and comprised of a solid structure to be utilized as a pair of chopsticks, a stirrer, a shish kabob utensil or various other food accessory items. A method of manufacturing the sugar cane accessory item is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Kevin R Andrews
  • Publication number: 20080230430
    Abstract: A waterproof part including a top case, a bottom case and at least one pin is provided. The top case has at least one first through hole. The bottom case has at least one second through hole that corresponds to the first through hole. The pin includes a conductive bolt, a pad, and an elastic conductive component. The conductive bolt is disposed in the second through hole and fastened to the bottom case. The pad is disposed in the first through hole and has at least one first fastening element. The pad is fastened to the top case by the first fastening element. The elastic conductive component is tightly disposed between the conductive bolt and the pad so as to connect to the conductive bolt and the pad electrically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: INVENTEC APPLIANCES CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Chou, Wan-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 7380666
    Abstract: A gum disposal apparatus for permitting a user to easily dispose of chewed gum includes a plurality of disposal sheets. Each of the disposal sheets is positionable around a piece of chewed gum. A cover extends around a portion of the disposal sheets to keep the disposal sheets in a stacked arrangement. A securing member secures the disposal sheets to the cover wherein individual ones of the disposal sheets may be torn away from the securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Jami J. Buckelew
  • Publication number: 20080107484
    Abstract: The tubular element is made with a sleeve formed of a spun bonded polyester material that allows the passage of water and prevents the passage of soil when used for a drainage element. The tubular element is made with small diameters that allows the element to be coiled about a three-dimensional object when used as a cushioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Harry Bussey, Buddy Harry Bussey
  • Publication number: 20080078688
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally include a contamination housing assembly and bag for use therein. In one embodiment, a contamination housing assembly includes a housing having an inlet, outlet, and access port. A bagging ring is coupled to the housing and circumscribes the port. A door is provided for covering the port. A bag indicator is coupled to at least one of the containment housing or door and is visible, when in a first position, from an exterior of the containment housing when the door substantially covers the bagging ring. In yet another embodiment, a bag for use with a containment housing is provided. The bag has an open end configured to engage with a bagging ring. The bag includes at least one of a strap or a RF readable tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Mark Huza, Thomas C. Morse
  • Publication number: 20080076953
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for the transferring a container for receiving high level radioactive waste into and/or out of a pool. The instant invention utilizes a specially designed container in order to make effective use of a stand placed within the pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Stephen J. Agace
  • Patent number: 7255232
    Abstract: A packaging box in which, in one plate and one lid plate connected to an upper end portion of the side plate constituting the packaging box, one creasing line parallel to the upper end portion is formed for each, and two cut lines are formed so as to connect the end portions of the creasing lines. Provided is a packaging box from which a stored article can be easily taken out when a lid plate is opened, and which can endure a compressive stress imposed when a multiple number of the boxes are piled up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tsunenari Kakuda
  • Patent number: 7222732
    Abstract: An array of disposable absorbent article configurations is provided comprising a sequence of designs corresponding to a wearer's stages of development. A merchandising system facilitates consumers' selection of an absorbent article configuration by appropriately matching an absorbent article configuration with a particular wearer's stage of development. The system includes indicia exhibiting pictorial representations of the absorbent article configurations fitted to wearer's at corresponding stages of development enabling a consumer to choose the appropriate absorbent article configuration for a particular wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl P. Ronn, Barry R. Feist, Mary L. Carr, Kathy Q. Ames-Ooten, Danielia T. Wilkins, Merlene A. Cummins, Ooma B. Rampersad-Cutler, Monica J. Mohlenkamp, Vicki L. Streithorst
  • Patent number: 7007803
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for storing liquids comprised of a plastic container, which is produced by a blowing process, which has a single layer or multilayer wall, and which is provided with at least one filling and emptying opening. The aim of the invention is, on the one hand, to economically manufacture a device of the aforementioned type by using inexpensive forming tools and, on the other hand, to be able to transport the device from the production site to the storing site also without incurring large expenditures. To this end, the container (1) is formed from at least two separately manufactured and largely identical container parts (2, 3), each of which comprising an approximately rectangular cross section with an underside (4) and a upper side (5) and having a height that is considerably greater than the largest cross section measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Günter Richter