With Article Retainer Patents (Class 206/565)
  • Patent number: 10364070
    Abstract: A metal closure having multiple thread engaging lugs configured to decrease the pressure exerted by the closure lugs on the neck of a container is provided. In various embodiments, the metal closure comprises a top wall, a skirt extending downward from a peripheral edge of the top wall, a lower edge included on the skirt, and a plurality of lugs formed at the lower edge of the skirt. Pressure may be decreased by the closure having more lugs and/or larger lugs than other metal closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventors: William J. Kapolas, Dennis Szczesniak
  • Patent number: 10258124
    Abstract: A clothing accessory organization device. The clothing accessory organization device includes a housing with a base and one or more sidewalls forming an interior volume with an open upper end. Several storage compartments are placed within the interior volume through the upper end and are sized so that the positioning of the storage compartments may be easily rearranged within the interior volume. One or more retractable J-shaped hooks are placed within the housing and designed to slide between a retracted position and an extended position. The J-shaped hooks are adapted to hang the clothing accessory organization device from a flat surface when in the extended position, such as from the top of a door. The invention may also be positioned on a horizontal surface, such as on dresser top or within a drawer. Additionally, a retractable handle is located within a sidewall for easy transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Terrance Watson
  • Patent number: 9920976
    Abstract: A dehumidifier and a water tank for a dehumidifier are provided. A withdrawable handle is provided on the water tank, which collects condensed water, and thus, when the water tank is mounted, the water tank is mounted in a state in which the handle is inserted, and when the water tank is withdrawn or moved, the handle is withdrawn, improving convenience in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongsu Lee, Jonhoun Yoo, Ilsoo Jeon
  • Patent number: 9758289
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging carton for fragile, apparatus for making cartoon bottom, and method for making the carton bottom. The packaging carton includes a bottom and peripheral wall which jointly define a receiving space far storing fragile glass substrate with the bottom. The bottom has a skeleton configuration and is made from plastic blowing technology. By the forgoing, the present invention can effectively reduce the packaging cost, and which in turn reducing the cost of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih Hsiang Chen, Yi-cheng Kuo, Qianshuang Hu, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 9480349
    Abstract: An anti-theft assembly for deterring theft of a ring is provided. The anti-theft assembly includes a base that can be used to support an electronic article surveillance marker; a product engagement member including a support member that supports the ring during use and a locking member that secures the support member to the base; and an attachment member for securing the ring to the support member. In one embodiment, the support member and the locking member are a single, unitary member. In another embodiment, the support member and the locking member are separate members. Once assembled, upon applying a twisting force to the ring the engagement member rotates within the opening so that the attachment member is not broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: R&J Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Feibelman, Andrew S. Feldman, David W. Brown
  • Patent number: 9367082
    Abstract: A storage array module and a hard disk accommodating unit thereof are provided. The hard disk accommodating unit includes a fixing recess, a first tray and a second tray. The first tray is reciprocally and slidably disposed in the fixing recess. The second tray is reciprocally and slidably disposed on the first tray. When the second tray slides a distance in a sliding direction, the second tray pushes the first tray into the fixing recess, after the second tray reversely slides the distance in the sliding direction, the second tray pushes the first tray for protruding out of the fixing recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng
  • Patent number: 9210996
    Abstract: A cosmetic brush stand (1) having a horizontal base (3) and a vertical portion (4) extending upward therefrom. The vertical portion has a front surface (5) and a rear surface (6) with magnetic strips (9) located on either of both surfaces. Cosmetic brushes (2) are attracted to the magnetic strips via ferrules (8) made of a ferrous metal, a magnetized metal or an attachment sleeve (9) placed thereon. The magnetized sleeve may be used on conventional brushes having non-ferrous metal ferrules. A tray (16) having individual slots (17) or apertures may be located on the front surface and/or the rear surface to further secure the brushes to the brush stand. The brush stand may also be rotatable to provide easy access to the front surface and rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Dorothy L. Kramer
  • Patent number: 9060625
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a shelf having a tester product receptacle, at least one first tester product assembly and an elongated channel. The at least one first tester product assembly has a base and a cover. The cover includes a hinge component. The base is located in the tester product receptacle of the shelf. The elongated channel is coupled to the shelf and is configured to receive and retain the hinge component of the cover such that the cover is rotatable about a back edge of the base of the at least one first tester product assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, Nick Q. Trinh, Benjamin Weshler
  • Patent number: 9027750
    Abstract: A phone support device holds and supports a phone on or adjacent to a bed. The device includes a tray having a panel and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from a perimeter edge of the panel defining a receptacle such that the tray is configured for receiving a phone in the tray. A knob is coupled to and extends from a bottom surface of the panel. A clip having a pair of spaced arms selectively engageable to the knob wherein the clip is secures the tray to a sheet by positioning the sheet between the knob and the clip when the clip is engaged to the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Ehrlich
  • Publication number: 20150114874
    Abstract: A carton for carrying a plurality of articles. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels at least partially extending around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a top panel, at least one side panel, and at least one bottom panel. At least one retention tab can be foldably connected to the at least one bottom panel. The at least one retention tab can be for engaging at least a portion of an article of the plurality of articles. At least one corner flap can be foldably connected to the at least one side panel. Each of the at least one retention tab and the at least one corner flap can be disposed adjacent to at least one corner opening in the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, SR.
  • Publication number: 20150108034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supporting structure for concurrently supporting a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, comprising a flat, rectangular-shaped carrier having a plurality of apertures or receptacles and at least one supporting member, which is releasably coupled to the carrier, wherein the respective supporting member is configured to support a plurality of containers to said carrier by a positive-fit. According to the invention the positive-fit is formed by coupling the respective supporting member with the carrier such that the containers supported on the container extend into the apertures or receptacles of the carrier. By means of the supporting members tolerances, in particular with respect to the outer radius or the outer contour of the containers and to their length, can be compensated for in a simple manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Gregor Fritz Deutschle, Edgar Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 8991609
    Abstract: A tray for carrying at least one bottle that has to be positioned and held precisely on the tray, includes a support on which the bottle is intended to be placed, at least two rails running substantially parallel to one another along the support, the rails including at least one shoulder extending above the support toward the other rail so that a lower edge of the bottle can fit between and be immobilized in the rails in a longitudinal or transverse direction and in an upwards direction, each rail having at least one imprint, the imprints being positioned facing one another, each imprint being designed to accommodate an immobilizing element provided on the bottle so that the bottle can be immobilized in the rails in a longitudinal or transverse direction. A bottle used with a tray such as this is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NOVACYT
    Inventor: Eric Peltier
  • Patent number: 8985657
    Abstract: A spill-proof platter apparatus is arranged to minimize spillage of items supported thereon during transport and use. The platter apparatus employs connector fixtures secured to a holder plate at one or more locations in a predetermined pattern. Receivers taking the form of beverage container braces, plates, bowls, and the like are removably engaged to the connector fixtures to locate beverage and food related items at a fixed position of the platter apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: James Arthur Burns
  • Patent number: 8978888
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a carrier for organizing and transporting a plurality of horticultural containers. In one aspect, a carrier includes: a plurality of connected open ended container receiving receptacles each configured to carry a horticultural container by supporting an upper portion thereof; and at least one tab configured to engage a container received by one of the plurality of container receiving receptacles such that the carrier is at least partially suspended with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Karl Ronald Chapel
  • Patent number: 8936151
    Abstract: A tray assembly for use with dental instruments is disclosed herein having a tray, a plate having a top plane and a bottom plane and apertures, the apertures being horizontally configured to receive a plurality of receiver assemblies supported on a top plane via a receiver assembly support, a plurality of semi-cylindrical RadelĀ® instrument supports, a biasing instrument stationer whereby the instrument is friction held in stasis between the stationer and the instrument support, and a plurality of instrument stationers. The plate includes a plurality of aperture(s), at least one receiver assembly for receiving at least one medical/dental instrument inserted between the instrument support and the biasing instrument stationer, suspended within the tray. A kit is also disclosed for the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Abene, Benjamin G. Arany, Jr., Michael H. Averell
  • Publication number: 20140374414
    Abstract: Provided herein is a tray for holding medical containers, including a plurality of elongated parallel cavities that are intended to receive at least one container. Each of said cavities includes a first set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container, and each of said cavities includes a second set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container when provided with a cap. The first set of contact surfaces and the second set of contact surfaces are arranged such that said at least one capped container is held in the cavity in a reverse orientation with respect to said at least one container when provided without a cap. A packaging for medial containers and a method for packaging medical containers are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Romain Lanier, Adrien Plouvier, Charles Biancon, Franck Carrel
  • 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: 20140346084
    Abstract: A serving tray may include an open-sided tray body and a plurality of bands. The tray body may include a tray bottom and at least one side wall projecting from the tray bottom and defining a wall perimeter, wherein the tray bottom and the at least one side wall define an open space above the bottom and within the wall perimeter. The plurality of bands may extending at least partially across the open space to form a band pattern spaced apart from the tray bottom, the band pattern dividing the open space into a plurality of subdivided areas. The band pattern may be configured to maintain the relative positions of items, e.g., glasses, bottles, dishes, condiments, etc., received in the subdivided areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Finell Company, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Finell, Alexandra Madeleine Busch
  • Patent number: 8893885
    Abstract: Specialized tool storage boxes may be produced by defining an inventory of tools to be stored in the box. The tools may be positioned in proposed desired locations. Shadows of the tools in their respective desired locations may be produced. Image of the shadows may be produced on an insert for the tool storage box. The insert may be placed in the box so that the tools can be replaced in the desired locations after being removed from the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Sean Hutchens
  • Patent number: 8887943
    Abstract: A decorative serving container system that includes a serving dish, a ring element, and a cover element. At least two ring element handle portions extend outwardly from a ring element lip, wherein each ring element handle portion has a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of a serving dish handle, wherein each ring element handle portion includes a handle skirt portion that extends downwardly from the handle portion and is formed to be positionable around at least a portion of a serving dish handle and provide frictional engagement of the handle skirt portion with at least a portion of the serving dish handle. The cover element has one or more handles formed to be at least partially received within a recess of the ring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sabine S. Miller
  • Patent number: 8887983
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20140319017
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a tray receiving a storage device and a retaining device. The retaining device includes a base member, an arm member, a pressing member, and a sliding member. The base member is secured to the tray. The arm member is attached to the base member and includes a hook. The pressing member is moveably attached to the base member. The sliding member is slidably attached to the base member and abuts the pressing member. The sliding member includes an engaging edge engaged with the hook. The pressing member is moveable in a first direction that is substantially perpendicular to the base member, to move the sliding member in a second direction that is substantially parallel to the base member, so that the engaging edge is disengaged from the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: WEN-HU LU
  • Publication number: 20140314903
    Abstract: An incremental eating tool. The incremental eating tool can include a tray having a first end and a second end, the tray being transversely subdivided into a plurality of segments, each segment being hingedly attached to at least one adjacent segment, each segment further including at least one tab extending therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Natasha IWEGBU
  • Publication number: 20140262922
    Abstract: An item retaining mat includes a base sheet and an array of projections extending from the base sheet to define an item receiving surface. When an item is pressed against the item receiving surface of the mat, one or more projections of the array of projections that are engaged by the item are depressed from an extended position to a depressed position to define a recess in the item receiving surface, the recess being shaped to limit lateral movement of the received item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Waterloo Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiju Johnson
  • Patent number: 8757174
    Abstract: A foiling device has a plate for receiving one or more foil sheets and a telescoping brace attached to the plate and configured to be set in an extended position and a retracted position to lengthen or shorten the device as needed by the stylist. A substantially flexible stabilizing cap may be attached to the proximal end of the brace, the cap contacting the stylist's chest when in use. The cap may be shaped and textured to increase contact surface area and friction and hold the device against the stylist's clothes. A base may be attached to the plate to space the plate away from the surface on which it rests, making it easier to pick up the device. One or more retaining mechanisms may be positioned on the plate to retain the foil sheets on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin Barnes, Michael Barnes
  • Patent number: 8752683
    Abstract: A piece of luggage including at least one section of a stiff shell material is provided. The at least one section of the stiff shell material defines a first face of the piece of luggage and has at least one corner. A portion of the at least one section has been removed to define at least one notch proximate the at least one corner. First and second edges of the at least one section adjacent the notch are folded inward relative an inner surface of the at least one section forming first and second sides. The first and second sides define second and third faces of the piece of luggage. The piece of luggage further includes at least one rigid corner piece secured to the first and second sides proximate the at least one notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Scicluna
  • Patent number: 8727115
    Abstract: A portable golf ball retaining plate includes a plate body provided with multiple grooves, wherein two opposite adjusting portions are arranged at upper side of each of the grooves, wherein the opposite adjusting portion at adjacent ones of the grooves are alternatingly arranged longitudinally and transversely. Thereby, the grooves can expand for receiving golf balls. When the golf ball is being retained in one of the grooves, the corresponding adjusting portions expand first and then contract such that the golf ball is retained. When the golf ball is being taken out, the corresponding adjusting portions first expand to the surrounding space and then contract to the original state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Yun-Hsian Liao
  • Patent number: 8701685
    Abstract: An eyelash extension system includes an extension strip with a backing and a plurality of eyelash extensions. Each extension has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of each extension is joined to the backing and distal end of each extension extends away from the backing. The system also includes an extension tray with at least one curved extension attachment surface to receive the extension strip such that adhering the extension strip to the curved extension attachment surface spreads the distal ends of the extensions farther apart than the proximal ends of the extensions joined to the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Zachary Chipman
    Inventor: Zachary Chipman
  • Publication number: 20140097120
    Abstract: A coffee pod tray is provided with a plurality of dividers that may be held by a support frame in a first position to form rows for aligning coffee pods of a first size. The dividers are held by the support in a second position to form rows for aligning coffee pods of a second size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Publication number: 20140034545
    Abstract: A supporting structure for concurrently supporting a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications is disclosed, wherein the containers are open at least at one end and wherein the supporting structure comprises a plurality of openings or receptacles and a plurality of supporting means for supporting said containers in said openings or receptacles. According to the invention the supporting structure is formed by or comprises a plurality of subunits, wherein each of the subunits can be handled or processed separately together with the containers supported thereon. The subunits make the transfer to processing stations of the process easier, but also serve for reliably positioning the containers during the process at positions, which are precisely determined by the positions of the supporting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Schott AG
  • Patent number: 8505723
    Abstract: A packaging fixture may include a first member including a plurality of first generally round apertures and a plurality of first elongated apertures. The first member may include a thickness from a first side to an opposite second side and each of the plurality of first round apertures and the plurality of elongated apertures may extend through the thickness of the first member. Each of the plurality of elongated apertures may be connected to and extend from a corresponding one of the plurality of first round apertures. Each of the plurality of first round apertures may be adapted to receive a portion of a propulsive device. The first member may be adapted to retain the propulsive device when a protrusion of the propulsive device is misaligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of elongated apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Autoliv Asp, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus T. Clark, Patti Quinney, Nyle K. Longhurst
  • Publication number: 20130134068
    Abstract: The package structure for glass containers for pharmaceutical use (e.g.: bottles, carpules and phials . . . ), comprises a tray (2) accommodating, at a raised position with respect to its bottom, a support plane (4) having a plurality of holes (12) for introducing containers spaced with a preset spatial order, the support plane comprising, at each introduction hole, elastically yielding means (13) for holding the container by means of a radial holding force, the holding means extending inside the volume enclosed by the projection of the perimeter of the hole in a manner parallel to the central symmetry axis (S) of the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Fabiano Nicoletti
  • Publication number: 20130118943
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to nested beverage containers and methods thereof. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to improved beverage containers having interlocking features with adjacent containers, allowing for ease of transportation and lower cost of packaging. In one embodiment, a nestable beverage container comprises a top portion comprising an opening into a voluminous body, a sealing means, and a connection means positioned beneath the sealing means, a bottom portion comprising a receiving means shaped to conform to the connection means of an adjacently nested container, and the voluminous body being defined by the top portion, the bottom portion and a side wall, wherein the opening into the voluminous body is the only means for accessing contents of the nestable beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: James Furey
  • Patent number: 8439200
    Abstract: A dining tray for use in preventing accidents and possibly food spillage. The tray includes a central T-shaped member and a pair of opposing L-shaped side members which engage rotated lateral members affixed to food containers. The method of use includes the steps of placing the lateral members of the food containers onto the inside, upper bottom surface of the tray and then by rotating the food container the lateral members engage the T-shaped member and L-shaped members whereby the containers are then held securely in place. After eating the food containers can be rotated in an opposite direction to release the lateral members for removal and cleaning purposes. In an alternate embodiment of the invention a locking clamp engages the tray and secures it to a table top or other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventors: Randall A. Sorrells, Newton R. Stell, IV
  • Publication number: 20130105353
    Abstract: A tray system is disclosed, comprising a tray for carrying food articles which is magnetized in at least one magnetized area of the tray, and comprising at least one holder adapted for holding a filled food article, the tray and the at least one bread holder being adapted such that when the bread holder is placed on the at least one magnetized area of the tray, the bread holder is attracted to the tray, the magnetic attraction force between the bread holder and the tray being large enough in order to prevent the holder from falling over when filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Roberto D'Amico
  • Patent number: 8424542
    Abstract: An integral cosmetic eye-enhancer and applier facilitating donning of the cosmetic eye-enhancer by holding the applier by the fingertips of a user generally horizontally so as to have to bend the wrist of the user but not have to squeeze the applier by the fingertips of the user when donning the cosmetic eye-enhancer. A pair of applicator trays are replaceably contained within a storage container. A pair of false eyelashes are releasibly attached to corresponding working ends of the pair of applicator trays, respectively. The other corresponding ends of the pair of applicator trays are held by the fingertips of the user generally horizontally so as to have to bend the wrist of the user but not have to squeeze the other corresponding ends of the pair of applicator trays by the fingertips of the user when donning the pair of false eyelashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Yougho Han
  • Publication number: 20130087477
    Abstract: A stabilizing tray for shipping and displaying stacked containers has a plurality of indexing openings through its bottom wall for receiving the necks of subjacent containers so that the necks of containers in a lower tray extend into recessed bottoms of containers in an upper tray. The bottom wall of the tray around the openings rests on shoulders of subjacent containers, and indexing notches around the edges of the indexing openings engage with protrusions on the containers to uniformly orient the containers. In one embodiment interlocking tabs and openings in adjacent walls hold the tray in erected configuration, and in another embodiment flaps on the ends of some of the walls are adhered to adjacent walls to hold the tray in erected configuration. The tray front wall has a reduced height and the back wall has an increased height to obscure date codes on the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Wayne Harry Kuhn, Frederick R. Holch
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8292097
    Abstract: A display for displaying a plurality of rings with a display having a number of pockets in each of which a ring can be nested. Each pocket has an aperture in the bottom with a tether extending through the aperture for attachment to a ring with the other end being attached to a retractor secured to the display. The tether permits a person to examine the ring but not to remove it from the display. The retractor is preferably a spring loaded reel. Each pocket has a ramp on each side placed diagonally across for each other with a ramp stop for turning the ring into alignment with the pocket as the retractor pulls the ring into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Lamar Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark H. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20120234837
    Abstract: A tray includes a base, a pair of opposed side walls extending along side edges of the base and a pair of opposed end walls extending along end edges of the base. A central lateral divider extends between the side walls. The central lateral divider has a width approximately twice a width of the side walls to permit cross stacking. The central lateral divider includes a pair of spaced-apart divider walls and at least one center rib between the divider walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Publication number: 20120228188
    Abstract: A tray system may have one or more retaining portions for a container, the one or more retaining portions receiving and securely holding fitted non-slip inserts. The tray may have a non-slip removable insert inserted into each of the one or more retaining portions which may be fitted to the bottom of the retaining portion and may maintain grip on the tray and the container. The tray system may have a retaining portion for a beverage container with a slot to receive a stem portion of the beverage container as well as having a non-slip removable insert with a corresponding slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Masterbuilt Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Hatcher, Seth Sawyer, James Carden
  • Publication number: 20120211394
    Abstract: A tray system, comprising one or more retaining portions for a food container, the one or more retaining portions receiving and securely holding fitted non-slip inserts. The tray system includes one or more feet which are of a depth at least equal to deepest recessed retaining portion of the tray. The feet may allow the tray to sit stably on a flat surface. The tray may have a non-slip removable insert inserted into the retaining portion which may be fitted to the bottom of the retaining portion and may maintain grip on serving tray and food container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Archer Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Ashley Hatcher
  • Patent number: 8220622
    Abstract: A holder for an absorbent pad, the pad holder having two halves with a bottom wall section bounded by a hinged side and a plurality of wall-in sides, the hinged sides of the two halves cooperating to make the pad holder foldable for packaging, shipment and storage, at least one selectively releasable locking or latching mechanism to hold the pad holder in an unfolded position during use, and a plurality of spaced-apart, selectively releasable pad attachment devices, each preferably disposed in a corner wall section, to limit relative motion between the pad holder and an absorbent pad installed inside it without pressuring any portion of the absorbent pad against the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Bramton Company
    Inventors: Tony H. Lewis, Kathy Bassininski
  • Publication number: 20120102895
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging system for groups of products, where this packaging system includes a packaging sleeve arranged to at least partially surround the group of products to be packaged. The invention also includes at least one retention structure associated with the packaging sleeve which is adapted to prevent the group of products surrounded by the sleeve from being removed from the sleeve. Preferably the packaging system also includes at least one locating tray configured to locate a group of products in a fixed arrangement relative to one another when located within the packaging sleeve. The invention also encompasses a method of positioning the group of products packaged on a display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: H & H PACKAGING PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Glenn Richard Scott, Rodney Craig Nordsvan
  • Patent number: 8167129
    Abstract: A tray system, comprising one or more retaining portions for a food container, the one or more retaining portions receiving and securely holding fitted non-slip inserts. The tray system includes one or more feet which are of a depth at least equal to deepest recessed retaining portion of the tray. The feet may allow the tray to sit stably on a flat surface. The tray may have a non-slip removable insert inserted into the retaining portion which may be fitted to the bottom of the retaining portion and may maintain grip on serving tray and food container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Archer Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Ashley Hatcher
  • Patent number: 8136663
    Abstract: A receiver trailer hitch carrier is provided, which includes a tray and a receiver tube mounted to the tray. The receiver tube is sized to accept a trailer hitch and is oriented at an acute angle relative to horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Mike C. Foster
  • Publication number: 20120048774
    Abstract: A container having tamper evident and resistant features comprises a tray, a cover and a hinge defining a hinge axis and connecting the tray and cover for relative rotation about the hinge axis between a closed position and an opened position. The container also comprises a first tab provided on one of the cover and tray and located radially interiorly of the hinge axis and a second tab provided on the other of the cover and tray and located radially interiorly of the hinge axis, wherein the first and second tabs are spaced relative to each other such that a tier may grasp the first tab with one hand and the second tab with another hand and relatively pull the first tab and the second tab away from each other to tear the hinge and separate the cover from the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan P. Gingras, Dean A. Garza
  • Patent number: 8118157
    Abstract: A firework launching platform apparatus includes a panel that has a top side, a bottom side and a peripheral edge. The panel has a plurality of apertures therein extending into the top side and outwardly of the bottom side. The apertures receive a body of a firework to support the firework in an upright manner. The apertures include primary apertures and secondary apertures. Each of the primary apertures is positioned adjacent to the peripheral edge of the panel. A plurality of channels is positioned in the bottom side of the panel. The channels each extend through the peripheral edge and into one of the primary apertures. Each of the primary apertures is linked by at least one of the channels to the peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Attilio M. Piccolin
  • Patent number: 8118168
    Abstract: A combination rolling cabinet and storage assembly for storing and transporting collectibles therein, having: a top and bottom compartment; top and bottom walls joined by opposed side walls all joined to an upright rear wall, the cabinet defining an interior compartment accessible through an open upright front side of the door between open and closed positions; a base cabinet including wheels and a retractable/extendible pulling handle for locomoting; at least one additional cabinet connectable on top of the base cabinet; upper storage apparatus connectable on top of the base cabinet; a plurality of removable tote tray drawers or containers, and light holder carried in trunklike housing between top compartment and bottom compartment; can be loaded or unloaded upright or laying on floor or flat surface; and components are made of any suitable materials, preferably plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventors: Thomasena J. Holloway, Albert Holloway, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8082858
    Abstract: A display substrate accommodating tray includes a bottom section for mounting a display substrate thereon in a substantially horizontal fashion; and a frame for surrounding at least a part of the display substrate when the display substrate is mounted on the bottom section. A plurality of openings are formed in the bottom section through which a plurality of supporting members are to be inserted for, when the display substrate is mounted on the bottom section, raising the mounted display substrate above the bottom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takenori Yoshizawa