Nesting Patents (Class 215/10)
  • Patent number: 10350628
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device having a trigger actuated sprayer assembly for dispensing a liquid with features such as a bottle with a concavity, a clip around the bottle neck, a sprayer assembly with a bottle filling conduit and a translucent neck window on the sprayer assembly for viewing the bottle filling conduit. The fluid delivery system includes a bottle with a concavity in the side wall attached to a body. A pump in the body receives fluid from the bottle via a fluid inlet conduit and discharges the fluid from a fluid discharge conduit. Also provided is a kit including (i) a fluid delivery device with a bottle, and (ii) one or more fluid refill containers, wherein the bottle and the container(s) include matching indicia of the fluid such that the bottle is only filled from a container with the fluid indicated by the matching indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron B. Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Trevor Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 10336496
    Abstract: A beverage container assembly including a first beverage container having a first vessel body that has a first base having a first perimeter and a first side wall connected to the first base, wherein the first side wall includes a connecting member. The first beverage container including a first rim defined on the first side wall distal to the first base. The assembly further including a second beverage container that includes a second vessel body that has a second base having a second perimeter and a second side wall connected to the second base. The second side wall includes an engagement member that engages with the connecting member so that the first beverage container is attached to the second beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: STACKED WINES LLC
    Inventor: Matt Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10302352
    Abstract: An apparatus for fluid conditioning of an object and materials located therein. The apparatus comprises a vessel, a perforated carriage insert, and a lid. The vessel further includes a liquid in fluidic communication with the perforated carriage insert. A circulating means is mounted within the vessel and is driven by an external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Adrian Van Luven
  • Patent number: 10064388
    Abstract: A container assembly for carrying a consumable material which includes a container with a sidewall and a bottom connected together. The sidewall defines an opening and at least one of, one of a bead and a recess. A receptacle member configured to receive a portion of the container wherein the receptacle member includes a sidewall and a bottom connected together. The sidewall of the receptacle member defines at least one of, the other of the one of the bead and the recess and defines a depth of the receptacle member such that with a portion of the container positioned within the receptacle member and releasably secured together, the bottom of the container and the bottom of the receptacle member are spaced apart and at least a portion of the sidewall of the receptacle member is positioned spaced apart from the sidewall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MARTHA DOG COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Michael Edward Graves, Jessica Lee Hurwit, Matthew Schmitt, Yuka Midorikawa Haelters, Donald Samuel Strum, Stephanie Casner
  • Patent number: 9962025
    Abstract: A stackable glass having a bowl with a rim and a partially hollow base formed by a wall coupled to the bowl opposite the rim. A central structure is arranged in the partially hollow base that extends away from the bowl. The central structure and tapers toward the wall of the partially hollow base to define an annular moat surrounding the central structure. There is at least one vent passing through the wall of the partially hollow base arranged in the partially hollow base proximate to a point at which the central structure meets the wall of the partially hollow base that provides a passage between an inside of the partially hollow base and an outer surface of the stackable glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Fishbone
  • Patent number: 9932147
    Abstract: According to certain aspect, the present invention provides a two-bottle package design comprising a first bottle and a second bottle. The second bottle can be frictionally inserted into an opening in the middle of the first bottle during normal storage and separated from the first bottle for mixing before actual application of the stored products. In one embodiment, the package comprises a first bottle to contain a liquid product and the second bottle to contain a concentrate refill of the first product. In another embodiment, the package comprises a first bottle to contain the first product, and a second bottle to contain a second product to be mixed with the first product before actual application of the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: PRIDE Industries
    Inventors: Al Ahlm, Steve Twitchell
  • Patent number: 9889965
    Abstract: A leak-proof, interlocking, stackable travel container assembly has a sealing plug and a plurality of travel containers. The sealing plug is designed to create an airtight seal when positioned within an opening. In order to do so, the sealing plug has a first sealing ring, a second sealing ring and a lip. Each of the plurality of travel containers has a neck portion, an opening, a body portion and a base portion. The opening perpendicularly traverses into the neck portion allowing an user to place and remove items within the travel container. When required, the sealing plug is placed within the opening. Next, a protective cap is used to surround the sealing plug. If multiple travel containers are to be used, a base interlocking mechanism and a neck interlocking mechanism are used for interlocking each of the plurality of travel containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: William Earl Morgan, Linda Lee Morgan
  • Patent number: 9889594
    Abstract: A vessel is configured to hold a product in an interior region formed in the vessel. The vessel includes an inner layer arranged to define the interior region and an outer layer. The vessel is formed using a blow-molding process in which a multiple layer parison is blow molded to form the vessel. The multiple layer parison is formed in an extrusion process in which a number of extruders are arranged to co-extrude associated inner and outer parisons to establish the multiple layer parison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: David Dezhou Sun, Philip A Driskill, Jeffrey C Minnette, Birju A Surti, Jonathan K Williams
  • Patent number: 9809366
    Abstract: Stackable trays for jugs, stacked arrangements and stacking methods are disclosed. A tray has a first surface to support a bottom of one or more jugs, and could include jug receiving cells. A collar could extend downwardly from a second surface opposite the first surface and have at least one notch sized to receive a portion of a handle of a respective jug located beneath each jug receiving cell. Load transfer to the handles of the jugs below the second surface could be provided by load transfer structures, such as the collars in one embodiment, which extend from the second surface to engage the jugs. A stacked arrangement includes multiple layers of jugs with a respective stackable tray between adjacent layers of the multiple layers. The trays could thus be used in stacking or otherwise arranging jugs in multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PARMALAT CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Sidney Scott Prince, Lee Scott Hoover, Antonino Cugliari
  • Patent number: 9789997
    Abstract: A container which includes a recessed portion and a complimentary top and base of generally undulating design which allow for a stack of such containers to be arranged where the neck of a lower container is placed within the recessed portion of an upper container and the base of the upper container contacts the top of the lower container. The container stack can then be extended to comprise multiple stacks which are positioned on a shipping pallet to provide for improved transportation efficiency of palletized containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Pretium Packaging, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Eble
  • Patent number: 9617029
    Abstract: A container defining a longitudinal axis and a transverse direction that is transverse with respect to the longitudinal axis is disclosed. The container includes a finish, a sidewall portion extending from the finish, and a base portion extending from the sidewall portion and enclosing the sidewall portion to form a volume therein for retaining a commodity. The base portion has a contact surface for supporting the container. The container also includes at least one strap extending along the base portion in the transverse direction. The strap defines a strap surface, and the strap surface is spaced offset in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis from the contact surface. The strap surface extends in the transverse direction to be adjacent the sidewall portion such that the at least one strap surface is visible from a side of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Michael T. Lane, Walt Paegel
  • Patent number: 9578939
    Abstract: A luggage apparatus includes a front shell and a rear shell which are connected by a zipper closure and a hinge. A cup bolder includes a body portion which projects into the interior of the front shell. The cup holder includes a rim which rests on the outer surface of the front shell. The rear shell includes a telescoping handle and lower surfaces of the front and rear shells each have caster-type wheels. The front shell includes a fabric liner which prevents damage to items stored in the apparatus in the event that there is an accidental spill from the cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Nebeling
  • Patent number: 9504347
    Abstract: A portable nested cook-set includes a cook pot having a pot sidewall with a retention projection and defining an upwardly opening pot interior chamber, a press-pot piston having a piston sidewall and a lower end portion defining an upwardly opening piston interior chamber, and a storage container having an exterior portion and a selectively sealable interior storage chamber. The piston sidewall has a sidewall opening and a retention notch positioned to removably receive the retention projection therein. The press-pot piston sidewall is dimensioned to be selectively storable at least partially within the cook pot. The storage container having an exterior portion with a lower portion dimensioned to be selectively storable at least partially within the piston interior chamber. The storage container and the press-pot piston being releasably threaded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Carl Beckman, Andrew C. F. Wahl, Evan M. Choltco-Devlin
  • Patent number: 9464973
    Abstract: A sample support (100, 101, 102, . . . ), in particular for cryopreservation of biological samples, is described and includes: a holder part (10) with a sample receiving chamber (11), a retaining device (12, 13) on which a sample can be disposed, and support connecting elements (14, 15) which are directed at opposite holder part ends (16, 17) and are formed to fit together so that a plurality of holder parts (16) can be put together. A sample store (200), which includes an assemblage of a large number of such sample supports, and a method for the cryopreservation of biological samples, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Günter R. Fuhr, Heiko Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9296539
    Abstract: Base includes an outer support wall, a support surface extending inwardly from the outer support wall and defining a reference plane, an inner support wall extending upwardly from the support surface, a first radiused portion extending radially inward from the inner support wall and concave relative to the reference plane, a second radiused portion extending radially inward from the first radiused portion and convex relative to the reference plane, an intermediate surface extending radially inward from the second radiused portion and substantially parallel to the reference plane, a third radiused portion extending radially inward from the intermediate surface and convex relative to the reference plane, and a central portion disposed proximate the third radiused portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Lee Wright, Justin A. Howell, Travis A. Hunter, Romauld M. Philippe, Michael T. Kelly, Robert Waltemyer
  • Patent number: 9290300
    Abstract: The invention includes a scalable, modular interlocking container with a multi-purpose use. Vertical and horizontal interconnectivity are achieved through interlocking mechanisms. An exemplary first use is for transporting and/or storing liquids or solids that can be poured. An exemplary second use is for a sturdy, low cost, easily assembled building block material of a standardized nature. Each modular unit slide-locks with other units to form strong wall and building structures that can be filled with natural earth, sand or other such materials, thereby forming a sturdy structure without the use of mortar, and can adapt to uneven base surfaces typically found in natural terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Friendship Products LLC
    Inventors: B. Everett Hendrickson, Timothy J. Carlson, A. Irene Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 9284081
    Abstract: Plastic container, particularly for storing liquid under pressure, comprising an integrally formed body with a bottom, an upright substantially cylindrical side wall and an upper side with a neck having a bottom end and an open top end in which a closing element of the container can be mounted, wherein the upper side of the container, around the neck, is formed with at least one shoulder and at least one valley which runs downward in radial direction from the neck in the direction of the upright side wall; wherein each shoulder protrudes upward relative to the at least one valley; which at least one shoulder and at least one valley are formed integrally with the body of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dispack-Projects NV
    Inventor: Albert Marie Wauters
  • Patent number: 9216843
    Abstract: A stackable container system may comprise a beverage container, a beverage container lid, a plurality of smaller containers, and a plurality of smaller container lids. The smaller containers and smaller container lids are configured to allow any of the smaller container lids to be used on any of the smaller containers. The bottom of the beverage container and the bottom of each smaller container is also configured to allow the beverage container or smaller container to be interlocked with the top of any of the smaller container lids. In addition to storing beverage ingredients, the stackable container system can also be used to store other edible and inedible ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: RUNWAY BLUE, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Sorensen, Kim L. Sorensen, David O. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9169041
    Abstract: Mating engagement surfaces on the bottom panel and lid on each of two or more containers permit the containers to be helically stacked on an axis. As stacked, a front face of one container is displaced from front faces of adjacent ones of the containers by a predetermined angle preselected to be more than zero but less than ninety degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: Allan R. Thom, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9102439
    Abstract: A cup assembly configured to be coupled to a second cup assembly is provided. The cup assembly includes a container having an open top, a closed bottom base, and a sidewall extending between the open top and the base. The open top, the base, and the sidewall define a cavity of the container. The cup assembly further includes a lid configured to removably couple to the container. The lid includes a lower portion configured to be received within the cavity of the container to couple the lid to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Handi-Craft Company
    Inventors: Bernard J. Kemper, Charles H. Miller, Janine Berger
  • Patent number: 9085387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bottle which is formed of a synthetic resin material into a cylindrical shape with a bottom. A bottom wall portion of a bottom of the bottle includes: a ground contact portion; a rising peripheral wall portion; a ring-shaped movable wall portion; and a depressed peripheral wall portion. The movable wall portion is rotatably disposed about a connecting part with the rising peripheral wall portion so as to move the depressed peripheral wall portion upward, and a concave and convex portion is formed over an entire circumference of the rising peripheral wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Goro Kurihara, Hiroaki Imai, Tadayori Nakayama, Junichi Itokawa
  • Publication number: 20140326693
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to an interlocking container having a top that is complementary with the bottom and incorporating a locking mechanism to reversibly interlock two containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos Martin
  • Patent number: 8807146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing base suitable for containing a cosmetic product and comprises a compartment, a part, a first hollow element, a second protruding element, a third hollow element and a fourth protruding element. The compartment comprises a bottom and a lateral wall. The part for containing a cosmetic product is embedded in the compartment and comprises a bottom and a lateral wall. The first hollow element is fitted with a second protruding element and the hollow element is fitted with a fourth protruding element. One of the first or second elements is fitted into the lateral wall of the compartment and the other is fitted into the lateral wall of the part. One of the third or fourth elements is fitted into the bottom of the compartment and the other being fitted into the bottom of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Qualipac
    Inventor: Yevsey Sobol
  • Publication number: 20140224757
    Abstract: The present invention is a kit, comprising of numerous pre-fabricated stacking jars screwed together into a single unit, for the compact and organized transport of herbs, spices and other condiments in both as-sold and consumer-chosen numbers and combinations, making new use of pre-fabricated containers that are already available on the consumer market but that are made for and until now used only for the storage and transport of cosmetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Holly Suzanne McWhorter, Bjarke Ballisager Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8789716
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a multi-component container system and related methods for storing and mixing liquids and associated methods of use. The system includes a first chamber configured to hold a first liquid and which has at least one opening and a second chamber and a second chamber configured to hold a second liquid and having at least one opening. The at least one opening on the second chamber is capable of being operably connected to the at least one opening of the first chamber and the second chamber can be smaller relative to the first chamber. The system can have two configurations, a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration the second chamber can be removably disposed within the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Solutions Biomed, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Larson, Daryl J. Tichy
  • Patent number: 8783482
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular receptacle formed by a plurality of axially-nestable necked containers. The neck of the containers includes a flange which cooperates with a recessed tubular chamber provided in the base of the containers. The flange is housed in the chamber, such that it is free to move radially, but bears axially against a shoulder in one direction. Bosses are provided on a flared section that extends from the neck and said bosses are received in cavities located in a flared pocket that extends from the above-mentioned chamber. The bosses and cavities form members that provide axial and radial stabilization for the nesting arrangement formed when the flange bears against the shoulder and they include inclined lateral-pressure-bearing ramps used to separate two assembled containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BTC Concept
    Inventors: Mohammed Bou Mezrag, Yann-Loig Bassing
  • Publication number: 20140190921
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly building system (20) for promoting long term carbon capture and sequestration of roofing and siding by utilizing recycled/upcycled, collapsed, preformed, and post consumer plastic material (32). The system includes a plurality of tiles (22). The plurality of tiles (22) interlock with each other to form overlapping courses of laterally staggered roofing or siding (24). Each tile (22) includes a bottle (28) and a cap connector (30). The cap connector (30) of each tile (22) caps off the bottle (28) of an associated tile, and hooks into the bottle laying on top thereof so as to hold the overlapping courses of the laterally staggered roofing or siding in place (24). The bottle (28) of each tile (22) is made from recycled/upcycled, collapsed, preformed, and post consumer plastic material (32) for promoting the long term carbon capture and sequestration of the laterally staggered roofing or siding so as to be environmentally friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: RCO2 Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald W. Thomson, Randell N. Smith, Jerald W. Olp, SR.
  • Patent number: 8763825
    Abstract: Plastic container (100), particularly for storing liquid under pressure, comprising an integrally formed body with a bottom (101), an upright substantially cylindrical side wall (102) and an upper side (103) with a neck (104) having a bottom end and an open top end (115) in which a closing element of the container can be mounted, wherein the upper side of the container, around the neck, is formed with at least one shoulder (105) and at least one valley (106) which runs downward in radial direction from the neck in the direction of the upright side wall; wherein each shoulder (105) protrudes upward relative to the at least one valley (106); which at least one shoulder and at least one valley are formed integrally with the body of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Dispack-Projects NV
    Inventor: Albert Marie Wauters
  • Patent number: 8763826
    Abstract: A bottle or container having a shape, design or configuration that allows the bottle or container to be efficiently stacked or nestled with an identically shaped bottle rotated 180 degrees. Bundles and packages containing one or more nestled pairs of bottles according to the invention. Methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Smith, Shari Chase
  • Patent number: 8684208
    Abstract: A container that is re-useable and may be disassembled for cleaning and reassembled and resealed for use as a beverage or foodstuffs container. The container assembly for storing foodstuffs or liquids includes an annular upper body with a first end adapted to receive a cap, and a second open end which connects with an annular lower body including a first open attachment end and a second closed bottom of container end and a seal which is compressed when securing the upper and lower bodies together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Chris Hotell
  • Publication number: 20140069884
    Abstract: A container includes a body including a primary support surface, a sidewall including at least one secondary support surface at an angle to the primary support surface and to a longitudinal axis of the container, and a finish extending from the body coaxially with the longitudinal axis. The container may be tilted from the primary support surface to the secondary support surface to facilitate access to product carried in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Raul M. Paredes
  • Publication number: 20140061086
    Abstract: A container structure is provided for detachable coupling of at least two containers. The detachable coupling structure of a first container includes a top portion with an upstanding perimeter having radial protrusions extending from a surface of the upstanding perimeter, and a container bottom portion having a complementary structure to engage the radial protrusions of the top portion of a second container for the purpose of detachably coupling two or more containers end to end. In one embodiment, two containers placed end to end with their respective structures aligned to be engaged are rotated in opposite directions to fully engage the protrusions of one container with the complementary structure of the other. A rim around the top portion of a container in a second embodiment has a larger diameter than the top portion. The rim may be pushed through a flexible opening into a recess in the bottom of another container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jong Soo PARK
  • Patent number: 8662328
    Abstract: An interconnecting container system is described. Each container has a rounded rectangular parallelepiped body with four symmetrical sidewalls, a rounded square base and a rounded square top. An elongated sidewall slot is provided on each sidewall, the slot has a surrounding lip thereby creating an internal edge recess. The sidewall slot has an open end and an adjoining closed end. The adjoining closed end is centrally disposed along a transversal axis of the rectangular sidewall. A similarly constructed elongated base slot is provided on the base. The adjoining closed end of the base slot is centrally disposed on the square base. A neck is centrally provided on the top and extends from the top, it has a surrounding rim and an opening thereon. The rim of the neck and the internal recess of the base slot and the sidewall slot are dimensioned and shaped for sliding and interconnecting engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: 9224-9838 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Boisvert
  • Patent number: 8613358
    Abstract: A container structure is provided for detachable coupling of at least two containers. The detachable coupling structure of a first container includes a top portion with an upstanding perimeter having radial protrusions extending from a surface of the upstanding perimeter, and a container bottom portion having a complementary structure to engage the radial protrusions of the top portion of a second container for the purpose of detachably coupling two or more containers end to end. In one embodiment, two containers placed end to end with their respective structures aligned to be engaged are rotated in opposite directions to fully engage the protrusions of one container with the complementary structure of the other. A rim around the top portion of a container in a second embodiment has a larger diameter than the top portion. The rim may be pushed through a flexible opening into a recess in the bottom of another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jong Soo Park
  • Publication number: 20130277326
    Abstract: There is provided a drinks bottle comprising an outer bottle defining a first chamber; receivable wholly or partly within said outer bottle, an inner bottle defining a second chamber; and receivable by said outer bottle, a lid defining a first dispensing outlet and a second dispensing outlet, wherein in a lidded configuration said first dispensing outlet is in fluid communication only with said first chamber and said second dispensing outlet is in fluid communication only with said second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER MAX LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Morris Gold, Daniel Jason Tyler
  • Patent number: 8544649
    Abstract: Stackable containers that, in various embodiments, are adapted to be vertically and/or horizontally interlocked with other, like, containers to, for example, increase the stability of stacks of the containers. In one embodiment, a stackable container comprises: (A) a top surface comprising a shoulder portion that extends upwardly from the top surface and that is substantially disposed within a perimeter defined by the top surface; (B) a bottom surface defining a stacking recess; (C) a plurality of substantially vertical side surfaces that extend between the top surface and the bottom surface. In various embodiments, a recessed portion of the bottom surface adjacent the stacking recess is adapted to substantially mate with at least a portion of a shoulder portion of a like container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Consolidated Container Company LP
    Inventors: Benedict R. Rivera, Richard Longbottom
  • Patent number: 8474621
    Abstract: A package system which combines an article and a container in an integrated package with the article secured in nested relationship within a recess of the container. The recess has sufficient depth such that portions of the side walls of the container extend outwardly effectively beyond an exposed surface of the article so as to protect the article against damage. Alternatively, the package system includes a pair of spaced columns which are integrally formed with the side wall of the container and which extend outwardly from the side wall. A recess is formed between the column members which is configured to receive an article in nested relationship within the recess. Methods for securing the article in nested relationship within the recess of the container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Michael D. Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20130126460
    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 23, 2013
    Inventor: JAMES FUREY
  • Publication number: 20120325766
    Abstract: An interconnecting container system is described. Each container has a rounded rectangular parallelepiped body with four symmetrical sidewalls, a rounded square base and a rounded square top. An elongated sidewall slot is provided on each sidewalls, the slot has a surrounding lip thereby creating an internal edge recess. The sidewall slot has an open end and an adjoining closed end. The adjoining closed end is centrally disposed along a transversal axis of the rectangular sidewall. A similarly constructed elongated base slot is provided on the base. The adjoining closed end of the base slot is centrally disposed on the square base. A neck is centrally provided on the top and extends from the top, it has a surrounding rim and an opening thereon. The rim of the neck and the internal recess of the base slot and the sidewall slot are dimensioned and shaped for sliding and interconnecting engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond Boisvert
  • Patent number: 8333585
    Abstract: A glass pear shape candle jar that has inter-locking top and bottom candle pieces that collectively it forms a 4-in-1 candle set. This multi-purpose inter-locking candle jar set, has four difference types of candles. This inter-locking candle jar set is a 4-in-1 set comprising of: The use of a main full size candle jar, an upright flat dome top candle, a dinner candle holder within the flat dome and a tea light candle base and holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Dominick Theresa, Michele Kramer, Nicholas Theresa
  • Publication number: 20120308357
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed at a stackable container including a body with an upper section having a plurality of upper wall panels, a lower section having a plurality of lower wall panels, a middle section positioned between the upper and lower section having a plurality of middle wall panels and a bottom surface connected to the lower section. A container neck is connected to the upper section of the body. The container also includes a cap removably engaged with the neck. To provide stability when the containers are stacked in diagonal orientation, the bottom section includes a recess and the recess and the cap are configured such that there is interconnection between the cap of one container and the recess of a diagonally adjacent container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Bradley Gordon Friesen, Alexander Trampolski
  • Patent number: 8292099
    Abstract: A dual chambered baby bottle has a threaded nipple top; a plastic cover for the threaded nipple top; an upper chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the nipple top; a lower chamber; an upper seal forming a lower portion of the upper chamber; a lower seal adjacent the upper seal, the lower seal forming an upper portion of the lower chamber; a plurality of upper seal apertures in the upper seal; and a plurality of lower seal apertures in the lower seal, the upper seal apertures and the lower seal apertures rotatable between an open position with the upper and lower seal apertures aligned and a closed position with the upper and lower seal apertures nonaligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew Wahlstrom
  • Publication number: 20120241405
    Abstract: The invention is an improved lightweight container and method for manufacturing the same. The container incorporates a thinner wall structure in an essentially octagonal container having a bottom member, a plurality of sidewalls, a spout, an upwardly converging neck member coupling the sidewalls of the spout, a handle molded into the container and a radiused transiting section between the sidewalls and the spout which eliminates weakened corner sections and improves overall strength to weight ratios. Also disclosed is a method of forming the container to achieve the above-described result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: PETER LOBBESTAEL, AL VANOVER, KEVIN D. GAYDOSH, GREGORY T. HALL
  • Patent number: 8272351
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable water bottle and dish assembly and method for humans and pets to provide a human or pet with a readily accessible water bottle integrally attached to a delivery dish. The portable water bottle and dish assembly broadly comprises a bottle having a top portion and a body portion with an outer shell and an internal chamber that is removably attached and housed within a delivery dish. The delivery dish is configured in size and shape to provide access to a pet or human for drinking therefrom. Optionally, the bottle comprises an insulating internal chamber adapted to insulate the liquid housed therein, keeping the liquid at a constant temperature for a period of time. Alternatively, the delivery dish comprises an insulating interior compartment adapted to insulate the liquid when the bottle is within the interior compartment of the delivery dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: I Did It Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Publication number: 20120234790
    Abstract: A baby bottle (10) comprising: a vessel (12) ending with a substantially smooth wall (20) at the top thereof; and a teat (50) comprising two circumferential arms (26A, 26B) splitting at the bottom thereof, the arms (26A, 26A) disposed parallel to the wall (20) elastically embracing the wall (20) in a sealed manner, wherein each of the arms (26A, 26B) comprises a circumferential protrusion (18) bending towards the wall (20) of the cup (12), for enhancing the elastic embracing, and slowing amortization of the teat (50), and wherein the vessel (12) is formed as a cone, allowing packing a plurality of vessels of the same form in a compact manner, thereby allowing packing a plurality of vessels (12) in a compact, disposable and sterile form for use with the teat (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: OFER GOLLAN
  • Patent number: 8235214
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid container generally includes a base member, a sidewall member, a neck member, a spout, and a handle. The sidewall member is attached to and extends upwardly from the base member. The neck member couples the sidewall member to the spout. The base member has a recessed portion and at least one slot. The recessed portion extends upwardly into the container such that the base member may rest upon the neck member of another container. The slot may be tunnel-shaped to conform to one or more ribs of the neck member of another container. The tunnel shape may form a cavity that extends across the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dean Intellectual Property Services II, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Eiten, Matthew J. Simpson
  • Patent number: 8201699
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a water or soda bottle or vessel which is designed to allow for the bottle to interconnect with other bottles of similar design and standard dimensions to form useful second use products. A recess in the lower surface of the bottle receives the neck of another storage bottle. There are recesses perpendicular to the vertical axis of the bottle capable of receiving the mating side recess of another storage bottle. There are two such recesses on each storage bottle, one on each side of the bottle, parallel to each other. This allows for a bottle positioned on its side perpendicular to a vertically positioned bottle to be used to connect two vertically perpendicular storage bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Zummo, Matthew John Naples
  • Patent number: 8157122
    Abstract: A lidded container comprising a container body with side walls, a bottom, and a top end with an opening comprising means to retain a lid, and an upstanding edge around the opening having its outer sides in line with the side walls of the container. The upstanding edge is provided with at least one recess, which preferably inclines over the width of the upstanding edge from the opening downwardly to the edge's outer sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: James Patrick Dale
  • Patent number: 8123055
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented bottle with exterior threading in a hollow of a personage figure to form a unitary drinking cup, comprising: exterior threading at the base of the inner bottle to secure the inner bottle fast in internal threading at the base of the personage figure; exterior threading at the upper end of the inner bottle to secure the inner bottle fast into the internal threading at the top above the head of the personage figure; and wherein a handle is inscribed within the base of the inner bottle inside the exterior threading to enable the inner bottle to be wound fast to the internal threading in the hollow of the personage figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Loving
  • Patent number: 8087524
    Abstract: A container, in particular an ampoule, has at least one layer of plastic material and a discharge chamber (10). A discharge medium can be stored and discharged via at least one container opening (12) which can be closed by a closeable closing part (14). The discharge chamber (10) includes at least one additional container opening (16) which can be closed by an additional closeable closing part (18). For an individual container, at least two different types of container openings (12, 16) are provided which are economical to produce and can lead to a plurality of connection solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen