With Partition Patents (Class 206/561)
  • Patent number: 10495356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a knapsack with a cooling device. The knapsack comprises a knapsack body and a cooling device. The cooling device includes an electric motor, a radiating assembly and a circulating pipe. The electric motor is electronically connected with the radiating assembly. The radiating assembly is communicated with the circulating pipe. The circulating pipe consists of multiple curved U type units that connects with each other. The back of the knapsack body is provided with an interlayer. The multiple curved U type units of the circulating pipe are tiled in the interlayer. The cooling device is disposed in the knapsack to reduce the temperature of the back of the knapsack and keep it cool. It resolves the problem that the wearer's back feels hot and sweaty when the wearer uses the knapsack in hot day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Panquan Ye
  • Patent number: 10377531
    Abstract: A saw machine placement base for holding a saw machine including a saw machine base, a saw table mounted at the saw machine base and a cutting unit pivotally connected to the saw table. The saw machine placement base includes a bottom wall, a peripheral wall intersected with the bottom wall and defining with the bottom wall an accommodation chamber, and one or multiple position clamps connected to one of the bottom wall and the peripheral wall within the accommodation chamber and adapted for clamping on the machine base of the saw machine against the peripheral wall to hold down the saw machine in the accommodation chamber. The saw machine placement base is also usable in conjunction with the saw machine as a support to extend the length of the machine base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: An-Ni Chen
  • Patent number: 10334976
    Abstract: The present invention solves the problem of possible contamination of unconsumed liquid contained by communion cups that remain in the circular apertures of the cup array of the tray cover. The problem has been solved by moving the empty cup disposal openings from their current central locations in the tray cover to the four corners thereof. The new configuration makes it awkward for a congregant to dispose of his cup by reaching over cups containing unconsumed liquid. Although the improved tray cover is configured to hold 34 cups rather than 36, the loss of capacity of 2 cups is considered to be an acceptable compromise for decreasing the spread of disease causing organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Dennis Douglas Weir
  • Patent number: 10252878
    Abstract: A storage system for containing at least one of a spool defining a spool passageway and at least one bobbin defining a bobbin passageway comprising first and second containers. The first container contains at least one spool and defines at least one of a first upper connecting portion and a first lower connecting portion. The second container contains at least one bobbin and defines at least one of a second upper connecting portion and a second lower connecting portion. The first upper connecting portion engages the second lower connecting portion to detachably attach the first and second containers in a first configuration. The second upper connecting portion engages the first lower connecting portion to detachably attach the first and second containers in a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Jack Brown
  • Patent number: 10076205
    Abstract: The present invention solves the problem of possible contamination of unconsumed liquid contained by communion cups that remain in the circular apertures of the cup array of the tray cover. The problem has been solved by moving the empty cup disposal openings from their current central locations in the tray cover to the four corners thereof. The new configuration makes it awkward for a congregant to dispose of his cup by reaching over cups containing unconsumed liquid. Although the improved tray cover is configured to hold 34 cups rather than 36, the loss of capacity of 2 cups is considered to be an acceptable compromise for decreasing the spread of disease causing organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Dennis Douglas Weir
  • Patent number: 9984385
    Abstract: Caddies and caddy systems are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes a plurality of caddies located in the establishment, wherein each of the caddies incorporates: a housing, a display unit, a tray and at least one compartment for storing items for use by the patrons; the display unit being detachably mounted to the housing and having a touchscreen display for obtaining input from patrons in the establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIA CADDY, LLC
    Inventors: John Thomas McManus, Paul Byrd
  • Patent number: 9949595
    Abstract: A cookware rack includes a base formed with a first beam separated from a second beam. The first and second beams include a plurality of slots arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows. A wire divider is shaped to be removably received within any one of the plurality of rows, positioned within the slots forming the desired plurality of rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Greenwood
  • Patent number: 9849453
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved methods for processing fluids and to a fluid processing device (1) for use in a centrifuge comprising: (a) a first holder (14) form-fit to the shape of a first tube (18) for holding said first tube (18) whereby said first tube (18) has a first cross section (A1); and (b) a second holder (22) form-fit to the shape of a second tube (26) for holding said second tube (26) whereby said second tube (26) has a second cross section (A2) that is different from said first cross section (A1). With the fluid processing devices and the methods according to the invention, it is possible to simplify the centrifugal processing steps for a given fluid processing sequence and to automate them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: QIAGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Schaefer, Thomas Voit, Markus Zbinden, Andreas Schmiede
  • Patent number: 9731863
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, slotted guides attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the guides. Outer portions of the dunnage supports may have one or more narrowed or flattened portions which enable the dunnage supports to slide along the slots. Dunnage holding parts is suspended by the dunnage supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 9609965
    Abstract: The present invention is a food plate that has weakening lines near the edge of the plate. The weakening lines define removable areas on the food plate. A person can use the present invention as a traditional food plate to hold a plate of food. He or she also can use the unique features of the present invention. By detaching the removable sections defined by the weakening lines, a user can create recesses on the food plate. The user can then put his or her index finger and thumb into the recesses to hold a drink on the top surface of the food plate, and use his or her other fingers to support the food plate from the bottom of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Alice Cai
  • Patent number: 9591933
    Abstract: A display tray stores and dispenses a plurality of articles. The display tray includes an upper region and a lower region. The upper region of the display tray contains a greater number of articles than the lower region. The display tray may be used upon an angled shelf to optimize the number of articles presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Raymond J. Burke
  • Patent number: 9480368
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for fastening a shelf device for bathroom and/or shower implements, to a wall of a room that is provided with a wall coating, wherein the shelf device comprises a basis element extending substantially in a horizontal plane, at least one angled peripheral web, and at least one flange, which is arranged underneath the wall coating of the wall of the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander Knoll, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9039079
    Abstract: A children's tray with a placement indicator includes a tray and a groove/spot formed in the tray to indicate where an eating item (including food, utensils, or dishware) is to be placed. The tray can be mounted, removably or fixedly, to a variety of child support structures, including high chairs, booster seats and bouncers and includes a wall around the periphery intended to prevent items from falling off of the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a higher coefficient of friction than the material used to form the tray. The groove/spot formed in the tray may be formed from of a material having a different color than the material used to form the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Huntsberger, Juliette Marlene Welch, Maarten Van Huystee
  • Patent number: 8900533
    Abstract: A blister package for a plurality of pipette tips comprises a support block with a plurality of molded pockets that extends into the support block from a first wall. The plurality of pockets is configured to receive the plurality of pipette tips. At least one reservoir located within the support block at a distal end of and in fluid communication with at least one of the plurality of pockets. A closure member configured to close the plurality of pockets within the support block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Molecular Bioproducts, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse B. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140216979
    Abstract: A removable insert for a food holding tray provides one or more compartments such that the compartments can become encapsulated environments, extending the time that a pre-cooked food item remains palatable to most people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Prince Castle, LLC.
    Inventors: Loren Veltrop, Mary Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140197057
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein disclose a cylindrical housing with a compartment defining a section of the housing. The cylindrical housing being configured to rotate around an axle disposed at the center of the cylindrical housing. Embodiments may also include a frame disposed along a curved surface of the cylindrical housing configured to allow access to the compartment within an access portion, wherein the access portion projects the frame from a center of the curved surface towards an edge of the cylindrical housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Wayne Hogue
  • Patent number: 8752706
    Abstract: A dual purpose waste receptacle and toilet tissue roll storage device in which the toilet tissue storage area is arranged below the waste receptacle and provides a base on which the dual purpose device stands in use. A flanged top provides for convenient handling. The device may be made in one or two pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mario S. Dermo
  • Patent number: 8746452
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. A first barrier (105) and second barrier (106) separate the compartments. The barriers can have openings (121,122) therein to accommodate large syringes or to enable the first compartment (101) to be used as a lubricant applicator for the catheter. The first compartment (101) can include a stair-stepped contour (115) such that the syringes are held at different depths to facilitate ease of use. The various devices can be disposed within the tray (100) in accordance with their order of use in the catheterization procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Deborah B. Adler, Jack E. Maze, Alberto C. Savage, Kenneth S. Chua, Earl D. Wilson, John Henry Kutsch
  • Publication number: 20140110302
    Abstract: A food tray comprising a side wall module, a lid and a bottom, where the bottom and the side wall module are held together in a detachable manner, where the bottom can be removed from the side wall module by the use of a removal means attached to the bottom, where the lid is attached to the upper rim of the food tray, where the tray further comprises a supplementary food container positioned in the tray, which is attached to the bottom in a detachable manner and which is fixedly attached to the lid of the food tray, and where the supplementary food container is opened when the bottom is removed from the side wall module. The advantage of the invention is that an additional food can be held separated from the rest of the food in a food tray but can be heated at the same time and that the supplementary food container is opened at the same time as the food tray is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Rickard Gillblad
  • Publication number: 20140102940
    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: October 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Store-it-More, LLC
    Inventors: Jeri A. McFarlane, Robert J. Wright, Patrick M. Thayer
  • Patent number: 8689979
    Abstract: A cutlery tray assembly having a first tray and a cover. The first tray has a plurality of partitions defining a plurality of compartments for holding cutlery. The cover has a first cover section hingedly attached to one end of the first tray, and a second cover section attached to the first cover section by a living or piano hinge. At least one side tab is positioned on the first cover section and is adapted to releasably attach to a respective point on the tray to hold the first cover section in a closed position. At least one other tab is positioned on the second cover section and is adapted to releasably attach to a respective point on the tray to keep the second cover section in a closed position independent of the at least one side tab. Furthermore, a second tray may be hingedly attached to the bottom of the first tray for holding household items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Grant M. Rowe
  • Patent number: 8684222
    Abstract: A tray, in particular for catering purposes onboard aircrafts, including a tray body defining a receiving surface for receiving thereon items to be carried by use of the tray. The tray body includes an interlocking device for releasably engaging an interlocking device of the tray body of a similar tray, when at least two trays are positioned such that the receiving surfaces of the tray bodies are overlapping each other partially. The interlocking device of the trays interacting such that when one of the trays is drawn in a drawing direction, the other tray is moved along in the drawing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: deSter Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ton Tesink, Ruud Vanderheyden
  • Patent number: 8540476
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a system for storing and/or transporting platforms of pipette tips. The system includes packaging in which a stacked tower of platforms may be transported. Embodiments of the present invention further include a loader for transferring platforms from the packaging to a rack for holding pipette tip platforms. The loader transfers the platforms by accessing the uppermost platform in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Labcon, North America
    Inventor: Thomas Moulton
  • Publication number: 20130199959
    Abstract: A tray for a food product is thin-walled, unitary, and plastic. The tray comprises a central portion. The central portion comprises a plurality of downwardly extending recesses for receiving at least one of the food products, and a plurality of upwardly extending posts interspersed amongst the recesses. A first set of the posts is positioned on a first side of a horizontal axis of the tray, and a second set of the posts is positioned on a second side of the horizontal axis. The first set of posts and the second set of posts are positioned asymmetrically on either side of the horizontal axis. Each post comprises a plurality of reinforcing ribs extending lengthwise therealong. The reinforcing ribs are integral to the posts. The tray further comprises an outer wall portion extending about the central portion. A plurality of webs extend between the outer wall portion and the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: PAR-PAK LTD.
    Inventors: Samir R. Parikh, Sajith Chenat
  • Patent number: 8501259
    Abstract: A rack and carts system to hold salmons, trouts and any other kind of similar fish, in a way that a maximum freezing capacity is reached per tunnel (kilos of frozen product per hour) as well as an excellent product presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Yadran Quellon S.A.
    Inventor: Javier Ignacio Cabello Vergara
  • Patent number: 8445043
    Abstract: A multi-temperature and multi-texture frozen food microwave heating tray includes a first integral compartment defined by at least one sidewall and an upwardly convex bottom, and a second integral compartment defined by at least one sidewall and a bottom and comprising a microwave energy access modulating structure for one of the first and second compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: Daniel C. Jackson, Christopher P. Rowoth, Elizabeth Ritchey, William J. Rodgers, Amber Fisher Koehler
  • Patent number: 8436452
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of chip packages and a carrier assembly are provided, wherein the chip package has a central area without solder balls and a peripheral area with solder balls formed thereon. The carrier includes a tray component and a plurality of supports disposed on the tray component, wherein each support holds the central area of a respective chip package. The carrier assembly is formed by stacking a plurality of the carriers through a plurality of peripheral projections disposed at a periphery of each tray component, wherein each peripheral projection has a pin formed thereon and a hole formed thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Nanya Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Pai-Sheng Shih
  • Publication number: 20130092593
    Abstract: In a table pan counter, each counter is intended to hold discreet table pans. At least one of said table pans includes an essentially flat solid substantially rectilinear geometry having a major axis and a minor axis, an open top, and walls having major and minor axis-parallel interior and exterior surfaces, a pan having edges proportioned for conformal engagement with void spaces within the counter tops, each interior major surface of each pan provided with equidistantly spaced pairs of opposing channels within opposing respective major interior surfaces. Further provided are major axis separators having vertical side edges proportioned for complemental engagement within opposing channels within respective major interior surfaces. Food servings of like size and geometry are assured by the provision of the separators. Separators may also be provided along the minor axis of the pan, and may be formed of either wire-like or flat integral materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Michelle D. McFarlane, Donald W. McNeil
  • Publication number: 20130087476
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping and display tray a having a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, and a pair of opposed side walls foldably joined with one another for holding different products contained therein in an upright position at a point of sale. The shipping and display tray comprising a one-piece shallow tray having a plurality of different sizes of compartments each of which contains a different product size and count therein. Each of the plurality of different sizes of compartments includes an adjustable buffer configured to change the size of the compartment and to accommodate the different product size and count while maintaining a fixed perimeter or outside dimension of the one-piece shallow tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Walter D. Keefe
  • Patent number: 8376177
    Abstract: A container having a bottom section having a plurality of discrete compartments which may be sealed to prevent spilling or intermixing of contents including liquids in the compartments, sealing is accomplished by a lid having ribs, each of which is dimensioned to fit within the top portion of a compartment. A rib of resilient material surrounds each rib and is compressed when the lid is affixed to the bottom section. The lid carries a locking mechanism which when in the close position urges the central part of the lid toward the bottom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Go Green Lunch Box LLC
    Inventors: Huntley C. Castner, Kimberly D. Castner, Hinman Dunn, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 8365980
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a container for non-liquid food, such as for popcorn, potato chips or french fries, and has a bottom and an upright peripheral wall which together delineate a cavity for holding the food, as well as a pocket, which is formed from parts of the peripheral wall for holding an object that accompanies the food. In order to prevent an escape of the food located in the cavity and/or a contact of the object in the pocket with the food in the cavity, the invention provides that a lower end of the pocket is formed from a movable peripheral wall part which is delineated by two fold lines diverging upwards in a V shape and a punch line or cut joining the upper ends of the fold lines at a distance from an upper edge of the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: PCO Group GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Wettlaufer, Stefan Lemke
  • Publication number: 20130020222
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multiple compartment folding package that comprises two folding lines, so that the multiple compartment folding package comprises a base area located between the two folding lines and a first and a second partial areas, each partial area comprising one or more compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Multivac Sepp Haggenmuller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hans MONDRY
  • Patent number: 8353402
    Abstract: A tray for storing and transporting bottles includes a plurality of spaced apart base walls each for supporting a bottle thereon. A plurality of interior columns extend upwardly between the base walls. Longitudinal dividers connect the interior columns. Lateral dividers connect the interior columns to side columns along side edges of the tray. The side columns have tapered mid-portions, such that upwardly-opening windows between side columns are contoured convexly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 8349279
    Abstract: A samples storage system for pharmaceutical development in which the usable volumes of ultramicrotubes (384 tubes) are increased and smooth insertion and extraction of ultramicrotubes is possible irrespective of the positions of the ultramicrotubes. The samples storage system includes tubes in which samples are sealed and a storage rack for vertically accommodating a plurality of the tubes in a grid pattern. Each tube is of a rectangular hollow tubular cross-section and the intersect is tapered toward the bottom portion of the tube. Corner portions of the outer four side surfaces of the tubes are chamfered. The storage rack has engagement partition walls forming open-ended sections in a grid pattern inside the rack frame. The height of the walls is smaller than the length of the tube, and tube-supporting pins project vertically from the intersections of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Taike, Kazuhiro Tsutsumi, Hisao Nishii, Nobuaki Matsumoto, Yukio Ueyama
  • Publication number: 20120318705
    Abstract: A compartmented tray has an array of receptacle interconnected by a common top wall. The top wall has a peripheral flange which reinforces the tray, and the receptacles are all interconnected by troughs which further increase the tray's flexural stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Glenn G. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8317040
    Abstract: A magnetic divider system for forming one or more sub-compartments to isolate and organize articles therewithin in the interior region of a compartment having a ferruginous surface is provided. The magnetic divider system includes at least one rail member for defining one or more sub-compartments in the interior region of the compartment, the rail members having a base portion, a distal portion, and a channel extending therethrough. The magnetic divider system further includes one or more attachment members comprising magnets for fixedly restraining the rail members in the interior region of the compartment. The attachment members are disposed in the channel to magnetically attract the ferruginous surface of the interior region of the compartment to, in turn, restrainably affix the at least one rail member to the ferruginous surface of the interior region of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Lanning
  • Patent number: 8317027
    Abstract: A re-usable dispensing container (10) for pills, tablets or capsules, includes a base portion (20) having a plurality of compartments (25). An adhesive-free sealing sheet (50) is arranged to cover openings of the compartments such that the sheet may be ruptured to provide access individually to the compartments. A sealing sheet retainer (30), having apertures thorough which the sheet may be ruptured, is removably closable over the sealing sheet removably to retain the sealing sheet between the sealing sheet retainer and the base. A lid (40) is provided to cover the sealing sheet retainer (30) and is lockable to the base with a tamper-evident locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Alpa Shantilal Pabari, Hiten Shantilal Pabari
  • Publication number: 20120273383
    Abstract: A blank for forming a tray includes a bottom panel, end panels, and side panels. A first divider panel assembly is defined within the bottom panel and an end panel. The first divider panel assembly includes an upper panel defined within the end panel and an inner panel defined within the bottom panel. The upper panel is configured to be at an angle to the bottom panel, and the inner panel is configured to be at an angle to the end panel in an erected configuration. A second divider panel assembly is defined within the bottom panel and a side panel. The second divider panel assembly includes an upper panel defined within the side panel and an inner panel is defined within the bottom panel. The panels of the second divider panel assembly are configured similarly to the panels of the first divider panel assembly in the erected configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Dave Wayne Bahr
  • Patent number: 8246190
    Abstract: A beverage serving tray for holding, supporting, carrying and serving beverages including a receptacle plate for holding beverage containers and a bottom plate for supporting the bottom of the beverage containers, a plurality of removable vertical supports located along a perimeter for rigidly supporting and connecting the receptacle plate and the bottom plate at a distance and a cylindrical handle projecting from a side of the bottom plate for carrying the beverage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Boiteau, Rocio Curran
  • Patent number: 8192136
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing at least one specimen slide and at least one cassette comprising a sample that is embedded in a sample block and that is to be processed, a microtome comprising this apparatus, and a method for handling multiple cassettes and multiple specimen slides are described. A cassette magazine receives at least one cassette having at least one sample block. A slide magazine receives at least one specimen slide. At least one connecting element for connecting the cassette magazine and the slide magazine mechanically with each other is provided. This allows handling at least one cassette and at least one specimen slide together in a simple and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Walter, Christoph Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8186538
    Abstract: An aid is provided for dining in situations where a food holding receptacle (such as a plate) and a beverage container must be simultaneously supported by a single hand. The food holding receptacle is stably mountable on an upright beverage container. The user holds a lower portion of the beverage container in one hand and uses the other hand to take food items from the receptacle that is supported on the beverage container. In order to drink from the beverage container the user removes the receptacle from the beverage container and drinks from the beverage container. The food holding receptacle is stably mounted on the beverage container in loose-fitting relationship so the receptacle can be repeatedly mounted on and demounted from the beverage container in a facile manner. The food holding receptacle may also be used to stably support a beverage container following inversion of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick MacCarthy
  • Patent number: 8181785
    Abstract: A first bowl and a second bowl are provided. Each bowl has end walls, side walls and a bottom wall. In this manner a chamber is formed within the bowl. A plurality of sets of reception slots is provided. Each set includes inner and outer slots on the side walls. A plurality of divider panels is selectively positioned in the sets of slots. The panels have angled side edges. The divider panels when inserted into the sets of slots divide the chamber into equal sized segments. First and second lids are adapted to selectively cover and uncover the containers. A retainer ring has end walls, side walls and a bottom wall. In this manner a space is formed within the retainer ring. The length, the width and the depth are of a size to accept the first and the second bowls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Dezbah Zeven, Tiffany Jessee-Wylie
  • Publication number: 20120060450
    Abstract: A dispensing system for administration of medicaments during a medicament dosage regime and comprising: (i) a tray comprising an interconnected array of compartments, each compartment being dimensioned to accommodate therein a plurality of medicaments; and (ii) a closure for the compartments arranged so that the closure and the compartments form a series of sealed containers for holding medicaments; the compartments and the closure therefor being arranged so that each sealed container is frangible from the interconnected array so that a sealed container may be removed from the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: LarFran Limited
    Inventors: Paul Burns, Doreen Burns, Ray Davis
  • Patent number: 8109216
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing fluid containing bags comprising a shelf having a bag-supporting surface, and a pair of laterally extending projections. The device includes a pair of opposed sidewalls each comprising an inner surface, and a longitudinal groove for receiving one of said projections. The groove is disposed in the inner surface. A first support for supporting one of the projections in a first shelf position is disposed within the groove, and a second support for supporting one of the projections in a second shelf position is disposed within the groove. The shelf is disposed between the sidewalls such that each of the projections is disposed within a corresponding groove. The shelf is movable from the first shelf position wherein each of the projections is supported by a corresponding first support and the second shelf position wherein each of the projections is supported by a corresponding second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Mirna Nono, Fadi Nono
  • Patent number: 8047377
    Abstract: A packaging material of the present invention, which comprises a plate member, packages an object to be packaged by sandwiching the object, and the plate member is provided with an installation portion for the object to be packaged as well as a reinforcing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Makino
  • Patent number: 8047374
    Abstract: A back support has front, rear, bottom, top and side edges. A box has a rear face formed coextensive with the back support, a front face, a bottom face, and side faces. A rectilinear chamber is formed by the front, rear, bottom and side faces of the box and has an open top for receiving and supporting medication containers on the bottom face of the box for easy access and removal. The chamber is formed with vertically oriented recesses on the front and rear faces of the box. A plurality of rectangular divider panels with edges removably received within the recesses divide the chamber into sections adapted to separate the containers received and supported in the chamber. The panels are repositionable as a function of the size and number of the containers within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventors: Robert G. Heinzler, John F. Lovely
  • Publication number: 20110253588
    Abstract: A tray assembly includes at least one tray device. The at least one tray device includes an angled top wall and a sidewall connecting with the angled top wall. The angled top wall includes an upper surface defining a plurality of receiving portions. Each receiving portion is configured for receiving a lens holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: CHAI-WEI LEE
  • Publication number: 20110247961
    Abstract: This utility model regards trays or containers made from thermoplastic material for food packaging. Some trays or containers have partitions that divide them into two, three or more compartments on the same level, to hold different products, but they are all sealed with the same sealing film. This invention aims at obviating the above limits and issues, with an innovative method of packaging and sealing several different or identical food products. This invention is intended to meet the requirement of packaging several products in the same container or tray, without coming into contact with one another during shelf-life or, different portions of the same product that can be opened and used in sequence and at different times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Giovanni Mondini
  • Patent number: 8033396
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for arranging, transporting, and/or serving food is provided to improve various aspects of food catering. A food handling apparatus includes a base platter having a predefined pattern of food location indicators thereon. Food elements are arranged on the base platter according to the predefined pattern. The apparatus includes food cell members configured to cover the food elements, maintain a separation of the food elements one from another, and protect the food elements from damage. The apparatus includes a lid positioned over the food cell members and attached to the base platter. At a serving location, the food cell members are uncovered from the food cell members, thereby revealing the food elements in the predefined pattern without additional handling of the food elements. The food elements can therefore be efficiently transferred through a food catering logistics chain while maintaining quality and appearance, and reducing contamination and illness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Klassic Corporation
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Mendez
  • Publication number: 20110226661
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide stackable meal trays for use in transporting and heating meal casseroles in an induction oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Aziz Boubeddi, Paul Merrill