Closures Patents (Class 220/200)
  • Patent number: 11111070
    Abstract: A flow-limiting device for controlling the distribution of products, to be fitted into a neck of a container for such products comprises a flow-limiting part, and a sealing part wherein the flow-limiting part consists of an active material and comprises a dispensing opening. The sealing part is made of a polymer material different to the material of the flow-limiting part. The sealing part is adapted to form a moisture-tight seal with the neck of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AIRNOV, INC.
    Inventor: Dominique Bois
  • Patent number: 11056866
    Abstract: A housing includes a frame having a frame peripheral wall which forms a lower opening, the frame peripheral wall having a frame side seam, and a lower cover having a cover side seam which is engaged with the frame side seam, and configured to cover the lower opening. The lower cover has a first shield wall protruding outward from the cover side seam, and a second shield wall protruding from the first shield wall toward an upper side of the frame. The second shield wall is located outward than a mating surface between the frame side seam and the cover side seam, and a wall inner surface of the second shield wall faces an outer surface of the frame peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Kakimi, Tatsuhiko Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10858183
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cover assemblies for use with containers such as large dumpsters or roll-off containers. The cover assembly generally includes a cover portion, a frame portion, and one or more mounting arms. The cover is coupled to the frame, and the frame is movable with respect to the mounting arm from a first position to a second position, wherein the first position comprises a closed position and wherein the second position comprises an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TB Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard Boesch
  • Patent number: 10710800
    Abstract: A trash can having a frame, a liner, and a lid. The frame includes a base and a casing supported on the base. The liner is removably disposed within a cavity of the casing and has a bottom that rests directly on the base in the cavity. The lid is coupled to and rotatable relative to the frame between a closed position, in which the liner is concealed, and an open position, in which the liner is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Wegner, Christopher M. Shay
  • Patent number: 10575645
    Abstract: A barber chair tray includes a tray body and adjustable connecting assemblies to connect the tray body to a barber chair. The connecting assemblies connect to a head rest assembly support structure present at the top of the chair's seatback, and allow the tray to hang at the back of the chair. The connecting assemblies allow the tray to swing away from the back of the chair when the chair's seatback is reclined to keep the tray body level, thereby preventing implements on the tray from falling off the tray. The connecting assemblies allow height and width adjustment to facilitate mounting of the chair tray to a variety of chair designs, and to allow the particular user of the tray to select a desired height at which the tray hangs while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Speed Barber, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin Colon
  • Patent number: 10398244
    Abstract: A device for holding a container having a bead around an opening is provided. The device includes a handle and at least two curved elements extending from the handle, with each curved element including an upper section sized to be positionable adjacent to the container bead. A clamping apparatus is located on a portion of the handle, with the clamping apparatus having a moveable clamping element structured to contact the container bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Shape Shifter Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Ziegler, Scott Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10329070
    Abstract: A fluid insulation assembly for use with a container that is configured to contain a fluid includes a barrier assembly configured to fluidly isolate a first fluid chamber within an interior of a container, wherein the first fluid chamber is configured to contain a fluid, and an actuation assembly configured to dispense fluid contained within the first fluid chamber. A method for insulating a fluid within a container and dispensing the fluid from the container includes fluidly isolating a first fluid chamber within an interior of a container and moving a barrier assembly disposed within the interior of the container in a first direction for dispensing fluid contained within the first fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Thermal Lock LLC
    Inventor: Loren Wengerd
  • Patent number: 10279356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laboratory centrifuge. The laboratory centrifuge comprises a base body (2). The lid (3) is linked to the base body (2) for being pivoted about a pivot axis (6). A damping device (38) damps the pivoting movement of the lid (3), in particular when the lid (3) approaches a maximum opening angle. According to the invention, the damping device (38) bases upon friction between friction elements (23, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SIGMA LABORZENTRIFUGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Sobota, Rudiger Peinemann
  • Patent number: 10265652
    Abstract: A buckle mechanism of a dust collecting barrel of a bag-type dust collector includes a first retaining seat and a second retaining seat. Two sides of the first retaining seat are provided with two first linking members. Two sides of the second retaining seat are provided with two second linking members. The first linking members and the second linking members are connected through two connecting rods. An operating rod is provided between the second linking members. A support unit is provided between the first linking members. The support unit is fixed to a barrel cover. The second linking members are driven to swing by the operating rod and the first linking members are linked so that the barrel cover is moved up and down to quickly complete the assembly and disassembly of a dust collecting barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAN FORD MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan-Tai Cheng
  • Patent number: 10088088
    Abstract: A connector including a plug and a socket. The socket includes: a socket body having an insertion hole formed therein; a columnar rotary valve inserted into the insertion hole; and a switching mechanism for switching an open state and a closed state. The rotary valve includes a pair of convex portions respectively in contact with both ends of the insertion hole to seal an outflow of a liquid; and a concave portion provided between the pair of convex portions and forming a cleaning space) in which a cleaning fluid is circulated between the concave portion and an inner peripheral surface of the insertion hole. The socket body includes a cleaning fluid inflow passage for guiding the cleaning fluid to the cleaning space and a cleaning fluid outflow passage through which the cleaning fluid flows out of the cleaning space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SURPASS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamichi Kobayashi, Masahiro Hasunuma
  • Patent number: 10030378
    Abstract: A portable toilet for use in restricted areas or subsequent to natural disaster. The toilet provides a temporary container for noxious products, such as human waste. One embodiment includes a bucket, a valve, and a removable fluid-tight lid. One or more legs space the bucket from the ground, and provide clearance for the valve. A toilet seat or other load bearing arrangement permits deposits into the container. The fluid-tight lid resists escape of noxious contents during transport of the toilet. The contents of a portable toilet may be discharged through the valve into a permanent toilet, RV dump station, or other suitable receptacle. Certain embodiments include provision for a closed-system, clean-in-place wash-down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Scott L. Klair
  • Patent number: 9981885
    Abstract: A device is described for producing humus, in particular a composter, having a compost container (1) forming a jacket, which is closed on top using a cover (2), wherein the cover (2) forms a rainwater collecting basin (3), with which at least one drain (5) opening into the composter interior (4) is associated. To achieve advantageous climate conditions in the composter container, it is proposed that the drain (5) open into a collection container (6) associated with the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Willibald Hageneder
  • Patent number: 9933103
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a leak from a tubular member has a channel member with at least one open end, a sealing member positioned in an interior of the channel member and having a channel extending therethrough, and a compression assembly having a portion extending through the channel of the sealing member. The compression assembly also has a rotatable element extending outwardly of the channel of the sealing member. The rotatable element is rotatable so as to compress or deform the sealing material within the interior of the channel member so as to seal the leak. A tape material is wrapped over the channel member so as to fix a position of the channel member over the leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNOFINK LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Georg Fink
  • Patent number: 9857030
    Abstract: A cryogenic tank includes a membrane anchor mechanism which fixes a membrane provided on an inner wall surface side of a concrete wall via a heat insulating material to the concrete wall, a pressing par which is provided by the membrane anchor mechanism and presses the membrane from the inside of the cryogenic tank, and an interposition part which is interposed between the pressing part of the membrane anchor mechanism and the membrane, and includes a first abutment surface coming into surface-contact with the pressing part and a second abutment surface coming into surface-contact with the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuzo Kanno, Michitaka Furikoma, Eiji Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9835005
    Abstract: Present embodiments include a sealing system configured to be disposed about a first wellhead component, wherein the sealing system includes a first seal and a pre-charging system configured to exert a first initial lateral loading force on the first seal to increase a first initial seal contact pressure of the first seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Krejci, Andrew Richard Hanson, Jay Painter
  • Patent number: 9827914
    Abstract: A height adjustable floor system for a motor vehicle includes a load compartment floor having front and rear floor members that are pivotally connected together to permit relative rotation about a transverse axis. The load compartment cover can be positioned in upper and lower load carrying positions and be moved between these positions with the aid of a pair of first side supports each having a continuous groove defining a path to be followed by a pair of spaced apart guide members located on left and right sides of the front floor member near to a front end thereof. The rear floor member is used to facilitate the transitioning of the load compartment floor between the two load carrying positions and the first side supports are so configured that in the load carrying positions load is not transferred from the load compartment floor to the guide members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Murray, Daniel Berry
  • Patent number: 9652919
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for secure and flexible access to the contents of a smart package in the chain of transportation. In embodiments, access is automatically controlled by a security authentication adaptor based on an authentication mechanism that adapts to changing security environments during transportation. In embodiments, a level of required authentication is adjusted depending on situational, contextual awareness that is achieved via sensors coupled to a context state detector to monitor and detect a transportation state of the smart package. Based on the transportation state, a security state machine dynamically adjust a risk level associated with the transportation state and instructs an authentication module apply, in response to an authentication request, one or more authentication methods based on the risk level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: YuLing Chen, Daniel A. Ford
  • Patent number: 9592947
    Abstract: An interior portion of a container (e.g., a lid portion, a base portion, etc.) includes one or more walls of a body of material (e.g., in a hexagonal configuration, a spiral configuration, a concentric circular configuration, etc.) that define one or more reservoirs. The one or more reservoirs are open to receive fluid composition therein (e.g., when the lid is positioned to close the container).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan Domburg, George Onderdelinden
  • Patent number: 9518898
    Abstract: A container or vial for the cryopreservation and/or vitrification and storage of a biological sample, including cellular samples and embryos is described. The container comprises a sealable closure that isolates a biological sample held in the container lumen from the external environment and is suitable for storage of the sample in liquid nitrogen. Methods for introducing and sealing biological samples within the container for cryopreservation and/or vitrification and storage are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jorge L. Jimenez-Rios
  • Patent number: 9501735
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a wearable device structure at least partially made of a silicone rubber. A support member is at least partially positioned in the wearable device structure. ID circuitry is at least partially positioned and coupled to the support. One or more batteries coupled to the ID circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9460938
    Abstract: The long sides of a rectangular control chip and the long sides of a rectangular memory chip are arranged parallel with first sides of the upper surface of a wiring substrate in a BGA. A lid includes a pair of first brims and a pair of second brims, the widths of the second brims are formed wider than those of the first brims, and a mounting area for mounting chip parts and a junction base area for joining the lid are secured outside the short sides of the control chip mounted on the upper surface of the wiring substrate and outside the short sides of the memory chip mounted on the upper surface of the wiring substrate, which enables the wide-width second brims of the lid to be disposed on the junction base area. Hence, the mounting area of the BGA can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9452871
    Abstract: A container lid assembly is a lid unit for covering an upper-end opening of a container. The lid unit includes a lower connecting member peripherally mounted with a ring, an intermediate covering member, and an upper connecting member stacked in order. When the lid unit covers the container's opening and the upper connecting member is rotated manually, the lower connecting member is driven to move upward so that the ring at the periphery is pushed outward by the lower end of the intermediate covering member and closes the container's opening even more tightly, thereby providing desired sealing for the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ing Dah Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wang-Jyun Ho
  • Patent number: 9409677
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a collapsible food container. The container includes a wall portion with an outer surface having a substantially smooth shape. The wall portion is configured to bend from raised position to a collapsed position, with the food container being used to retain food in the raised position and being collapsed for storage in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Wilshire Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Sudakoff
  • Patent number: 9375896
    Abstract: A label material for use with water-based adhesives. The label material includes a synthetic paper having an upper surface and a lower surface. The synthetic paper includes a biaxially-oriented polymeric sheet having a voided layer. A printable coating is optionally provided on an upper surface of the polymeric sheet and an adhesive-receiving coating is provided on a lower surface of the polymeric sheet. The polymeric sheet has a density of not more than 0.55 g·cm?3. The adhesive-receiving coating includes a polymeric binder and an absorbent pigment and has a surface energy of at least 40 dyne·cm?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ARJOBEX LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Cooper, Mark Grimbley, Bharath Chandra, Vijay Yadav
  • Publication number: 20150136778
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for constructing, installing, and using an inflatable hatch sealing device in environmentally sealing a manhole. In particular, the inflatable hatch sealing device has a sealing assembly with a directed inflatable air bladder, and the sealing assembly is rotatable relative to a contact disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: OPW-Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Johnson, Jeff Cousineau, Ted Shreve, Mike Crum
  • Publication number: 20150122137
    Abstract: In a cooking pot (1) and a lid, the cooking pot (1) includes a pot body (10) and the lid (20). The pot body (10) is formed with a chamber (11) and an engaging member (12) installed on the pot body (10). The lid (20) includes a lid body (21) and a placing member (22) protruded from the lid body (21), the lid body (21) is covered corresponding to the chamber (11), and the placing member (22) is correspondingly received in the engaging member (12), thereby achieving the effect of preventing the lid (20) from being in direct contact with a tabletop (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Tall & Stout Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: KUEI-TANG CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150122688
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention include a retainer, a lid, and a sensor, where the sensor is configured to detect information about the retainer, the lid, or the contents in the retainer. The sensor also may be configured to communicate with an internal or external computer system, thereby facilitating showing the detected information as a representation via a display element. In certain embodiments, the system may include an action element such as an open/close lid opening assembly configured to permit automatically or manually opening or closing a drink aperture or another type of dispensing aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: RICK DIAS, MARIVN LANE, SHAWN YOUNG, MICHAEL DENNIS TETREAULT, MICHAEL MURRAY, GARY VICTOR PIEPER, ERIC LEE FERGUSON
  • Publication number: 20150122815
    Abstract: The invention provides composite materials, methods for making the same, and a containment structure incorporating the materials. A composite having a rigid structure includes first and second woven layers and a non-woven layer having first and second faces, first face fibers being attached to and mechanically entangled with fibers of the first woven layer and second face fibers being attached to and mechanically entangled with fibers of the second woven layer to form an integral material. A composite having a flexible structure includes a woven layer and a fire resistant non-woven layer having a first face, the first face including fibers being attached to and mechanically entangled with fibers of the woven layer to form an integral material. The woven layer includes an aramid and the non-woven layer includes a fiber blend. The integral materials are molded to form respective rigid and fire resistant, flexible composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Courtney Musciano
  • Patent number: 9017551
    Abstract: A side access tank facility including an enclosure for containing water therein. The enclosure has an opening disposed in a side wall thereof. A cover covers the opening in a water sealing engagement with the enclosure. The side access tank facility further comprises an in-tank equipment holding structure for holding in-tank equipment at a predetermined position inside the enclosure. A moving mechanism is provided for moving the in-tank equipment holding structure between a position inside the enclosure and a position outside the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Newterra Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert J. Kennedy, Jeff J. Kempson, Paul C. Brake
  • Patent number: 9004306
    Abstract: A convertible storage container and methods are provided for the remediation of environmentally damaged articles. The container defines an interior chamber for receiving the environmentally damaged articles therein, the container having at least one container door for closing an access opening into the container. A conversion door is removably positionable with respect to the access opening so as to close the access opening with the container door in an opened condition. The conversion door includes a conversion door panel and a plurality of access ports through the door panel for connection of ducts to permit remediation of the environmentally damaged articles within the interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pack-Rat Mini-Mover, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Platt, James Barbour, Shawn Potwin
  • Publication number: 20150090718
    Abstract: An apparatus for a portable sail container may store a sail. In an embodiment, the apparatus has a portable sail container having a body and a cap. The body and cap both have a hollow interior. In addition, the body and cap further have energy attenuating means located on the longitudinal interior ends of the body and the cap individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Suzanne Ron, Daniel Ron, Alexander Ron
  • Patent number: 8995605
    Abstract: A lid frame for a nuclear fuel assembly shipping container and a shipping container for nuclear fuel assemblies are provided. The shipping container can include a lower container in which a cradle is installed, an upper container detachably coupled to the lower container, and a base frame coupled to the cradle with at least one nuclear fuel assembly placed thereon. The lid frame can include a plurality of supports installed apart from each other so as to surround the nuclear fuel assembly placed on the base frame, and a plurality of clamps separated from each other, coupled to the plurality of supports perpendicular to the plurality of supports, rotatably hinged to the base frame, and configured to clamp the nuclear fuel assembly. The lid frame safely protects the nuclear fuel assembly that is being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kepco Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung Soon Chang, Chang Hwan Hwang, Deuk Yeon Kim, Jae Soon Choi, Weon Chan Hwang, Se Yong Shin, Young Hoon Kim, Jong Sung Hong
  • Patent number: 8985373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a plastic container having a container wall provided with a barrier foil, comprising the following steps: forming a foil body from a barrier foil, the shape of which corresponds to at least part of the container wall of the plastic container to be produced, arranging the foil body in an injection mold, applying a first plastic layer onto a first side of the foil body that corresponds to an inner side or outer side of the plastic container, and applying a second plastic layer onto a second side of the foil body that corresponds to an outside or inside of the plastic container, and to a plastic container comprising a container wall having a barrier foil, wherein the barrier foil is arranged centrally between an inner side and an outer side of the plastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Netstal-Maschinen AG
    Inventors: Rüdiger Grings, Armin Gölles
  • Publication number: 20150076148
    Abstract: A metal cap has an outer surface with a coating film including a coating composition containing thermally expandable hollow particles in a paint, the curing initiation temperature TA (° C.) of the paint, expressed as a temperature where an attenuation rate by a rigid pendulum viscoelasticity test reaches an inflection point, satisfies TA?Ta+25 Ta being the expansion initiation temperature (° C.) of the thermally expandable hollow particles, and the maximum curing temperature TB (° C.) of the paint, expressed as a temperature where the attenuation rate by the rigid pendulum viscoelasticity test reaches a peak, satisfies Tb?10?TB?Tb+10 Tb being the maximum expansion temperature (° C.) of the thermally expandable hollow particles. Because of these features, a metal cap is excellent in grip and openability even when dew condensation occurs, and is also excellent in scratch resistance, is provided with high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Sei Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20150074962
    Abstract: A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for making a load bearing structural container with a reinforced wrap, substantially without using additional structural reinforcements. In various embodiments, a fiber reinforced polymer sheet may be used as the reinforced wrap to make the reinforced wrap container having detailed patterns and complex shapes embedded therein using a molding technique. Once the wrap is set and cured, the container holds its shape permanently. The container may include burial caskets and coffins, various shaped boxes, and cases for musical instrument, jewelry technical or medical equipment, guns, camera equipment, and the like. The Container may also be used as shipping packaging for the same types of equipment enumerated above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mohammad R. Ehsani
  • Publication number: 20150069059
    Abstract: A termite barrier seal including a hollow seal body having a wall surrounding an axial bore extending from an insertion end to a surface end. A closure formation is located about the surface end for engagement with a closure for the orifice of the bore at the surface end of the seal body. A one-way valve at or intermediate the insertion end and the surface end of the seal body, the one-way valve arranged to permit liquid flow through the axial bore, but to prevent liquid flow to the surface end. An external seal about the seal body for sealing the wall of the seal body against the internal surface of a hole drilled through a concrete slab. An internal seal engages the seal body for sealing the wall against an external face of an injector when inserted into the bore of the seal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: CHAZANE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Zane Archer, Neil Ashley Archer
  • Publication number: 20150060453
    Abstract: Various apparatuses are disclosed. An apparatus may include a vessel configured to hold liquid, a cap detachably connected to an end of the vessel, and a mount connected to an opposite end of the vessel, wherein the liquid drains from the vessel only when the cap is detached. An apparatus may include a vessel configured to hold a liquid, a cap detachably connected to the vessel, and a mount connected to an exterior portion of the cap, wherein the liquid drains from the vessel only when the cap is detached. The liquid may include some alcohol. The vessel may be translucent and/or may include alcohol-tolerant material. Food substance may be mounted on the mount. The vessel may have the shape of a cylinder or polygonal prism. The cap may be a twist cap, a push-down-and-turn cap, a snap-top cap, a pull-tab cap, a push-on cap, or a tear-tab cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150053678
    Abstract: The PCGID (PCG Idea & Design; note G in the name, only a pseudonym alphabet letter. No person G actually exists or will ever exist), original, personal, sanitary, mobile, disposable, treated, anywhere-use, with cover/closure, and others [note specifications] waste management systems/product. CDC/Center for Disease Control; approved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: JD ( a.k.a. JERIDENE) PENN CARPENTER
  • Publication number: 20150034639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage container (10), in particular a final disposal container for contaminated materials. So that the storage container can be produced particularly advantageously and substantially without the occurrence of dross, the storage container (10) comprises a container body (12) having a container base (26) and at least one container side wall (28, 30, 32, 34) wherein the container body (12) has a filling opening (16) that can be closed by a container cover (14), wherein the container body (12), at the end of at least one container side wall (28, 30, 32, 34) arranged opposite the container base (26), has a projection (36) that has a wedge-shaped cross section and that is formed on the container inner side, and wherein the wedge-shaped projection (36) thickens due to a slanted portion (38) that extends at an angle in a range from ?10° to ?35° relative to the orientation of the container side wall (28, 30, 32, 34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang Steinwarz
  • Publication number: 20150034658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage chiller than can be used to rapidly cool beverages without the need for ice. The present invention also relates to a device for mixing beverages, i.e., a cocktail shaker, that does not require a cap. In one embodiment, the present invention is a lid for a beverage container. In one embodiment, the present invention is a device that can cool a beverage or beverage stream in a continuous, or nearly continuous manner, for example, the output of a coffee or tea brewing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dean J. Vastardis
  • Publication number: 20150021324
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an article comprises providing a lid or nozzle for an etch reactor. Ion assisted deposition (IAD) is then performed to deposit a protective layer on at least one surface of the lid or nozzle, wherein the protective layer is a plasma resistant rare earth oxide film having a thickness of less than 300 ?m and an average surface roughness of 10 micro-inches or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Ying Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150022988
    Abstract: To provide a lid body portion with an improved mounting ratio of an electronic device component, an electronic device package and an electronic device including the same. There is provided a lid body portion including a concave portion in which a space portion is formed by a bottom portion and a side plate portion and a flange portion extending from an outer edge portion in an opening portion of the concave portion to the outside, in which a side-plate inner surface as a surface facing the space portion of the concave portion in the side plate portion inclines to the outside of the space portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Masayuki SATOH, Kenji TAKANO, Mitsuo AKIBA, Hitoshi TAKEUCHI, Shuhei KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20140361010
    Abstract: A collapsible storage bucket includes a chamber portion. The chamber portion further includes an opening. Additionally, the chamber portion is collapsible. The collapsible storage bucket further includes a bucket opening surround over the opening, where the bucket opening surround is detachable from the chamber portion. The collapsible storage bucket further includes a lid over the bucket opening surround, where the lid configured to cover an entirety of the opening. Additionally, the lid is detachable from the bucket opening surround.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Bin QIU
  • Patent number: 8905017
    Abstract: A reservoir and a nebulizer having such a reservoir are proposed. The reservoir comprises a closure for a fluid chamber with a medicament formulation that is formed by two closure members welded together. The closure comprises a particle barrier for preventing the ingress into the fluid chamber of any weld particles that may potentially be formed during the welding of the two closure members. The fluid chamber is preferably broadened in the shape of a beaver tail and is sealed lengthways with an additional strip of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Hausmann, Carsten Henning, Heinrich Kladders
  • Patent number: 8893890
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a container and dispensing system, and more particularly to a refillable container that includes a container base having a partially open bottom, a refill cartridge disposed in the container base and covering at least a portion of the open bottom, and a lid. Providing a container base with a partially open bottom provides the user with an easy means of removing the refill cartridge, as the user may simply contact the refill cartridge through the bottom opening and push it upward through the open top of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Kevin Christopher Possell, Jason Robert Boon
  • Publication number: 20140339112
    Abstract: A container comprising a tube and a cap for use in securing a carpule during shipping or storage is disclosed. The container may be configured to prevent individual components of the carpule from shifting, dislodging, or moving, particularly in response to changes in air pressure. The container may further be configured to seal and protect the carpule. A cap configured to independently secure portions of a carpule or carpule assembly is also disclosed. Additionally, embodiments of containers comprising one or more wells for securing carpules are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Jew, David Marxen, Joseph Rogus
  • Patent number: 8878059
    Abstract: The waterproof box includes a body case and a cover mounted to the body case by making a hook portion at one end of the cover engaged with a projection at one end of the body case and rotatably moving the cover around the hook portion. The one end of the respective body case and the cover has a double-walled structure having an outer wall and an inner wall. With the cover mounted to the body case, the outer wall of the body case is located inside the outer wall of the cover, the inner wall of the cover is located inside the outer wall of the body case, the inner wall of the body case is located inside the inner wall of the cover, and the outer wall of the body case and the inner wall of the cover are arranged with a space between each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kimitoshi Makino
  • Patent number: 8870014
    Abstract: A mask box having a buckling structure includes a base, a cover and a plurality of buckling elements. The base is configured to support a mask and has a plurality of troughs. The cover covers the base and has a plurality of pivotal portions. The buckling elements are positioned to correspond to the troughs. Each buckling element includes an engaging block and an elastic arm connected to the pivotal portion. The engaging block moves away from the periphery of the cover when the engaging block is subjected to an external force. The engaging block is buckled into the trough via an elastic restoring force of the at least one elastic arm when the external force is removed. By this arrangement, the assembly of the buckling elements is simplified and its product cost is reduced. Further, the present invention conforms to the requirements for environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Gudeng Precision Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lin, Kuan-Lun Pan
  • Publication number: 20140311940
    Abstract: The present invention is a container for storing products, comprising a base made substantially of silicon comprising an inner area for containing products, the base having an outer wall of a particular perimeter, the base having a rim at the very top thereof, and a cover made substantially of silicon comprising a wall extending around the outer perimeter thereof which encloses the rim and the top of the base, the cover also having a lip on the inside thereof which is parallel to the wall thereof, whereby when the cover is placed on the base, the rim of the base is gripped between the lip on the inside of the cover and the wall on the cover to hold the cover in place. Due to the fact that the container is comprised substantially of silicon, substantially all of the products placed therein will be useable such that there will be no remnants of the product left over.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Braveman
  • Publication number: 20140312033
    Abstract: A storage system for a power component comprising a receptacle including a base and a closure connected to the base, the base and the closure defining an internal space for receiving one or more components, the closure being operable for selectively enclosing the internal space, and a connection means for releasably connecting the base with at least one component that is positioned within the internal space of the receptacle, the connection means including a first connection portion associated with the base for connecting with a second connection portion of the component. A package for containing a product interfacing device with a surface defining a recess that is shaped to conform with an exterior surface of the product and thereby restrict movement of the product relative to the product interfacing device, a removable cover and a connection means for releasably connecting the product interfacing device within the internal space of a receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: DEMAIN TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
    Inventors: Benjamin Luke VAN DER LINDE, David Leigh SCRIMSHAW, Paul Francis CONNOR, Paul MILLER, Ben EYERS, Sion NETZLER, Lucas LASTMAN