Combined Or Convertible Patents (Class 220/212)
  • Patent number: 10150601
    Abstract: An ergonomic leakproof travel container comprising a body member having a front side, a back side, and a continuous sidewall, wherein the continuous sidewall has an outer surface and inner surface forming a hollow interior; a first lid member hingedly attached to the body member via a first hinge member; a second lid member independent from the first lid member, wherein the second lid member is hingedly attached to the body member via the first hinge member, a chambered storage insert sized and shaped to fit in the hollow interior; a latch member attached to a second hinge member on the front side, wherein the latch member is configured to secure the first lid and second lid in a closed position; a first gasket positioned between the body member and the second lid creating a first leakproof seal; and a second gasket positioned between the chambered storage insert and the second lid creating a second leakproof seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Francine Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10131473
    Abstract: A dispensing system that includes a bottle, a valve cap, a dosing cap. The bottle includes a side wall having at least a portion that is flexible. The valve cap regulates the dispensing of a flowable product from bottle into the dosing cap. In particular, flowable product may be dispensed from the bottle into the dosing cap when the dispensing system is in an inverted position and while the dosing cap is attached to valve cap. The valve cap and the dosing cap may support the dispensing system in the inverted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Peter Sterling, Anne E. Nixon, Whitney Talbot, Glenn William Kaye, Keith Colacioppo, Christopher Crosby Turek, Carson E. Ahlman, Shannon A. Murphy, Adam Warren, Michael Daoust
  • Patent number: 10060665
    Abstract: The invention is an improved ice handling container and methods for using the container. The container includes a bottom wall with upstanding sidewalls terminating in a mouth. A bail having an apex and opposing ends is pivotally attached to opposing sidewalls of the container. The bail has a handle generally at the apex and a hook extending generally outwardly from the bail generally near the apex of the bail for hanging the container with the mouth facing generally upward. One sidewall has a handle generally adjacent the bottom wall and a hook generally adjacent the handle extending generally outwardly and upwardly from the sidewall for hanging the container with the mouth facing generally downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Philip Carlson, Ryan A. Chernik, Eric R. Balz, Christopher C. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9963334
    Abstract: A coaster device for removing a cap from a bottle and method of doing the same. One coaster device may comprise a top side and a bottom side, and at least one aperture extending from the bottom side to the top side, the aperture having at least one edge configured to engage the fastened cap to remove the cap from the bottle. In some embodiments, the aperture may comprise at least part of a stylized design. Also a method of advertising using a bottle-opening coaster device that includes a bottle-opening edge forming at least part of a stylized design as part of a logo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: James Adam Wood
  • Patent number: 9896257
    Abstract: A lid for a beverage cup includes: (a) a radial collar configured to engage with a rim of a drinking cup mouth, having an inner radial surface and an outer radial surface; (b) an outer reservoir wall extending axially upward from the outer surface of the radial collar and enclosing a reservoir chamber above the radial collar, and including an upper rim; (c) a reservoir floor extending radially inward from an upper end of the inner surface of the radial collar and substantially closing the reservoir chamber from below the reservoir floor, the floor including a fluid path opening providing at least part of a fluid path extending upward through the reservoir chamber, the fluid path opening being positioned along a first diametrical line extending through the reservoir chamber; (d) an inner wall separating the fluid path from the reservoir chamber substantially in the shape of an upside-down funnel extending upward from the floor, having a minor diameter extending above a vertical level of the upper rim of the ou
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CRAZY MINDS, LLC
    Inventor: Bonnie Sussman Strominger
  • Patent number: 9884707
    Abstract: A system and method for co-packaging constructible utensil assemblies with a food container including a utensil layer and a protective laminate layer. The utensil is disposed in the assembly to be easily removed while concurrently being peeled from the protective laminate layer that helps to ensure the cleanliness and sanitary portions of portions of the utensil to contact the foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: EcoTensil Inc.
    Inventors: Peggy V. K. Cross, Debora Levy
  • Patent number: 9868576
    Abstract: A plastic package with an open reminder comprises a container and cover; the container being mainly composed of the step portion, horizontal extending surface, outer folding portion, and the protruding portion; the cover being mainly composed of the concave portion, horizontal covering body, and tab; the container and the cover being combined into the plastic package, which forms an open reminder with the tab and perforated line, thereby achieving a function of open reminder that is easy to be observed when the cover has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PONI GREENTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng-Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 9802138
    Abstract: A stackable block is provided which may be constructed as a traditional toy or as a beverage container. The block includes six sides. Furthermore, the block includes at least one projection which projects from one of the block's sides. Each projection is square so as to include a face and four sidewalls. Furthermore, it is preferred that each projection include a ridge forming a recess between the square projection's face and a block's side. Furthermore, each block includes at least one slot formed into one of the block's sides. This slot extends the entire side of a block and forms an elongate cavity sized for receipt of a projection. Preferably, each slot includes parallel opposed flanges sized to project into a projection's recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Tom Weiss
  • Patent number: 9615565
    Abstract: A device, method and system for killing and disposing of parasites, such as ticks and fleas, wherein a dispenser (1) having a bowl-shaped reservoir (5) located on a dispensing cap (4) is filled with an alcohol based solution (3) that is stored in a bottle (2) and pumped through a supply tube (6) into the bowl-shaped reservoir. Parasites may be placed into the bowl-shaped reservoir and alcohol based solution to kill the parasites. The used alcohol based solution and bowl-shaped reservoir may then be cleaned and dispenser may be stored until needed again. The dispenser may be stored near an entry way through which the animal commonly enters a home after being outside so that the animal may be checked for parasites immediately upon entry into the home. The device, method and system may also be used by groomers, veterinarians and kennels when checking an animal for parasites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Patricia L. Singleterry
  • Patent number: 9611095
    Abstract: The invention is a convenient ramp-like pivotal threshold attached to a refuse container that is laid over on one side, over which to sweep debris on a floor or ground surface directly into the open end of the container. This invented threshold attachment allows the ramp threshold to be pivoted from a stored, out of the way, on the outside wall of a conventionally used refuse container standing in a vertical position, to an operating deployed position on the refuse container, laid horizontally on one side. This pivotal threshold can be removably or permanently attached to the reinforced rolled edge of the open end of a rectangular solid refuse container or to an axle that is removably or permanently attached to the curved rolled edge of the open end of a cylindrical refuse container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Adrian Huff
  • Patent number: 9541441
    Abstract: An integrated measuring scoop apparatus includes a mounting ring with at least a first mounting protrusion extending inwardly from an inner surface of the mounting ring; a measuring scoop having a bowl and an handle; and a recessed area in an exterior surface of the bowl and terminating in an upper support surface being arranged for engagement with the mounting protrusion and the handle being arranged for engagement with the mounting protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: TricorBraun Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Prero, Craig R. Sawicki, Gerald Christian
  • Patent number: 9439538
    Abstract: A food processing machine, having a jar with a base and at least one sidewall extending upwardly therefrom to define a top opening. A lid has a bottom surface with a downwardly depending sealing wall. An outer surface of the downwardly depending sealing wall corresponds to the top opening. A resiliently collapsible locking ring is removably positionable radially inward from the sealing wall and applies a radially outwardly directed force against the sealing wall when positioned radially inwardly therefrom. The resiliently collapsible locking ring is collapsed and then positioned in a receiving portion radially inward from the sealing wall. The lid is then positioned at the top opening of the jar, with the sealing wall inserted into the top opening. The sealing wall applies a radially outwardly directed force against the at least one wall to seal the lid to the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Paul S. Paget
  • Patent number: 9061219
    Abstract: A convertible flower doll has garment including a skirt with layers that may be raised or lowered to convert the doll between a figure resembling a flower and a figure resembling a character. In flower form, the doll sits within a container resembling a flower pot. The doll has legs that wrap together and attach at the ankles to resemble a flower stem. The skirt has features resembling flower petals, and elastic in the lowest layer of the skirt bunches up the skirt layers when raised to resemble a flower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Fiore Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Jeanette Marie Fiore
  • Publication number: 20150144628
    Abstract: A dual purpose cup lid and condiment vessel device. The device includes a body having a cup engagement interface that is formed proximate a perimeter edge of the body. The cup engagement interface faces in an operating direction associated with engaging the device with a rim of an underlying beverage cup. A condiment reservoir is defined by the body and is disposed radially inboard of the cup engagement interface. The condiment reservoir is defined by a blind hole having a single opening that faces in the operating direction associated with the cup engagement interface such that the device can be used as a cup lid in a first orientation and as a condiment palette when the device is flipped over and otherwise dissociated with a beverage cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Piper
  • Publication number: 20150136794
    Abstract: A food container includes a base and a lid, and the lid may have a recess configured to receive a second container. The base may comprise a formed cavity that provides a bowl into which food or other items may be placed. The recess in the lid may receive a cup containing another item, such as a condiment or topping. The cup with the condiment or topping may be inserted into the recess, and removed from the recess, without removing the lid from the base. The lid and/or the base may be formed from any suitable materials, such as a transparent or non-transparent plastic material, and/or a compostable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: LUKE VERNON, WENDELL SIMONSON, GABRIEL COLLINS
  • Patent number: 9027775
    Abstract: A lock ring for securing a lid to a container has a ring shaped body with a first end and a second end. A clamping pin is exposed near the first end and a lever is connected near the second end and has a hook thereon configured to engage the clamping pin. The lever is pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The hook is configured to selectively engage the clamping pin and draw the first and second ends to one another with the lever moved to the closed position and capable of disengaging the clamping pin the lever in the open position. The body, lever, and lock pin are integrally formed of a one-piece unitary structure and the lever is connected via a living hinge to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Container International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard P. Brandt
  • 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: 20150114024
    Abstract: A portable cooler includes an insulated body that defines a main interior storage space, and a lid structured to at least partially cover the main interior storage space. The lid includes an integrated blender or an integrated blender drive. Components of the blender may include a source of electrical power, an electric motor, and a blender spindle mounted through a surface of the lid and coupled to the electric motor. The integrated blender may also include a blender jar structured to hold food items for blending and one or more blending blades. The lid may further include a blender recess shaped in a negative mold of a collar of the blender jar to prevent the blender jar from rotating during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Grepper
  • Publication number: 20150114962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a temperature detection assembly (10) for a cooking pot (24). Said temperature detection assembly (10) comprises a straight and elongated bar (12), at least one SAW (surface acoustic wave) temperature sensor (10) arranged inside a lower end portion of the bar (12), a sensor antenna (16) connected to an upper end of the bar (12), and at least one handle (18) connected to the upper end of the bar (12). The SAW temperature sensor (10) or a heat conducting element connected to said SAW temperature sensor (10) is spaced from a lower end of the bar (12) by a predetermined distance, wherein a non-heat-conducting material is arranged between the SAW temperature sensor (10) or the heat conducting element, respectively, and the lower end of the bar (12). Further, the present invention relates to a lid (20) for a cooking pot (24), wherein the lid (20) is provided for receiving a temperature detection assembly (10) with a straight and elongated bar (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kersten Kaiser, Michael Herzog, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher, Jennifer Burkhardt, Eva Holzgreve
  • Publication number: 20150114963
    Abstract: Disclosed is a design for a combination cup and base structure, including cooperating structural features such that the cup snaps into the base structure. Disclosed are embodiments for a combination cup and lid which include features such that the lid may act as a lid, a coaster, and a stable supporting base for the beverage cup in different configurations, including a single or multi-beverage tray, or stacked beverages. In a disclosed combination design cup and base, the cup includes an annular bead on a protruding edge of the bottom of the cup. The base design includes an inner annular protrusion sized to guide the annular bead on the bottom of the cup into an annular grove on the top inside surface protrusion. The annular groove is sized to fit the bead firmly, forming a stabilizing structure for the beverage cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald J. Billett
  • Patent number: 9016500
    Abstract: A universal cap to be placed on standard containers for lip balm and lipstick that contains one or more modules that house therein functional items to assist the user for personal health and safety applications. The cap includes modules that contain space for the inclusion of identifying information, interior space for a flashlight and battery, interior space for an audio alarm, an interior space to house medication, a place for a nail file and a place for a glass breaker along with a flange to allow attachment to a lanyard or similar item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Ralph Rossi
  • Publication number: 20150108027
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a write-on surface configured for writing and erasing thereon, a peripheral rim extending from the write-on surface and having an interior surface thereof configured for attachment onto an open end of a container, and a holder disposed on at least an exterior surface of the peripheral rim, the holder configured to releaseably secure or retain a writing implement. A container with a writing implement holder is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Kimberlee Ann Horn
  • Patent number: 9004304
    Abstract: A device includes a first body having a curved wall with a top surface that slopes away from the first body and a second body having an interior configured to receive the curved wall of the first body, the interior including a curved ramp with a sloped bottom ramp surface. The second body is mounted on the first body with the bottom surface of the curved ramp resting on the top surface of the curved wall. A compressible seal extends from the first body bottom, and a shaft projects from the second body through a passage in the first body and into the interior of the compressible seal. Rotating the bodies relative to each other causes the shaft to pull the seal against the first body and radially expand the seal against an interior wall of an opening in which the device is placed to form a seal therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Allen Sanders, David Mark Allen
  • Publication number: 20150090715
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an end cap device for easily identifying a pipeline system. The device is interchangeable among and between pipeline systems. The device is further advantageous in that it is designed to easily fit onto various pipeline, hose line, or pipeline termination banks. The device comprises a housing, and various attachment mechanisms for an interchangeable identification card. The housing includes a top surface, an outer lateral surface, an inner lateral surface and a bottom portion. The identification card includes matching holes to align with the various attachment mechanisms. The identification card is adaptable to visually display identification information about a pipeline system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Norman Quagliani
  • Publication number: 20150090716
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a self-stirring cooking pot lid, featuring a plurality of electric stirring elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Nicole Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150090625
    Abstract: Disclosed is a closure element for a receptacle (40) holding a pharmaceutical content, comprising: a closure capsule (10) comprising a lateral area (13), a closed end and an open end, a tear strip comprising a grip tab for opening the closure capsule (10) and a closure label (30) comprising a web-shaped substrate which has a lower side provided with an adhesive; wherein the closure capsule (10) is arranged on the receptacle (40) in such a way that the closure capsule (10) covers an opening (41) of the receptacle (40), and wherein a first subarea (38) of the label (30) is arranged on the receptacle (40) and a second subarea (39) of the label (30) is arranged on the closure capsule (10) and the tear strip in such a way that the grip tab of the tear strip is not covered by the label (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markus Bauss
  • Patent number: 8985382
    Abstract: A food container includes a base and a lid, and the lid may have a recess configured to receive a second container. The base may comprise a formed cavity that provides a bowl into which food or other items may be placed. The recess in the lid may receive a cup containing another item, such as a condiment or topping. The cup with the condiment or topping may be inserted into the recess, and removed from the recess, without removing the lid from the base. The lid and/or the base may be formed from any suitable materials, such as a transparent or non-transparent plastic material, and/or a compostable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eco-Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Vernon, Wendell Simonson, Gabriel Collins
  • Publication number: 20150076149
    Abstract: A packaging sleeve (2) having at least one latching cap (1) arranged on the end. The shape of the latching cap is adapted according to the outer perimeter of the packaging sleeve (2) and securely attached to the packaging sleeve by its side walls (13) by a latching wall (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ROSE PLASTIC AG
    Inventor: Peter Roesler
  • Publication number: 20150069060
    Abstract: An apparatus for rehabilitating an underground water conduit having at least one service entrance including a plug having a light emitter which is responsive to the presence of an electromagnetic field, wherein the at least one service entrance is plugged with the plug and a semi-transparent membrane lining the internal surface of the underground water conduit thereby covering the plug. A drilling head is disposed on a body moveable within the underground water conduit, the drill head having a drill bit and a coil inductor concentric with the drill bit. The coil inductor is adapted to generate an electromagnetic field near the drilling head, wherein the light emitter of the plug is adapted to be turned on by the electromagnetic field emitted by the coil inductor to allow visual alignment of the drill bit with the light emitted by the light emitter through the semi-transparent membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Gilles GAGNON, Charles Gervais-Dumont, Jason Duff, Pierre-Hugues Lanneville-Vezina
  • Patent number: 8950618
    Abstract: A flange plate closure for accessing a containment vessel has a metal base plate, having an interior and an exterior surface, at least one vertical metal tube having an open end, a metal flange ring at said open end defining an upper planar surface, and a lining made of non-corrosive material. The lining is disposed in overlying relation to the interior surface of the base plate, the interior of the tube and the upper planar surface of the flange ring. The lining is rigid, and is mechanically affixed to the metal components. The lining is made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Alex V. Degutis, William R. Borowski, David A. Oestermeyer, Steven J. Vannocken, Joshua J. Chesser, Brian D. Putnam
  • Patent number: 8939312
    Abstract: A container lid system is provided. The lid system may be constructed of two parts: a lid portion and a food container portion. A top cover may also be used. The food container portion may employ a condiment receiving structure that receives a condiment package/container or an unpackaged condiment. The container lid system allows a user to consume food items while the food container portion is coupled to a cup lid or alternatively the food container portion may be decoupled and placed on a table. The cross sections of the lid portion and the food container portion are substantially complementary to each other, such that the food container portion may snuggly mate with the lid portion. Thermoforming may be used to create each of the three parts, and the parts may snap-fit together. Different materials may be used for the parts including black opaque plastic, white opaque plastic and clear plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Top-That! LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Publication number: 20150021355
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia LOPEZ, Adrian Keith McKINNEY, Richard Lawrence HORSTMAN, Kristin Marie FINLEY, Karen Hussong STRADER
  • Patent number: 8936169
    Abstract: A vacuumized container box having a box body opened at its upper end and constructed in a shape of a container; a box cover is provided at the upper end of the box body; an air outlet opening is provided on the box cover; a vacuumizing device is provided on the air outlet opening for vacuumizing the box body; the vacuumizing device comprises a vacuum operation button and air pumps; the vacuum operation button is provided at an upper end of the box cover; the air pumps are actuated by the vacuum operation button and are provided at a bottom end of the box cover. Since the vacuumized container box is configured to incorporate the vacuumizing device, no other extra vacuumizing devices are required. The vacuumized container box is therefore convenient to use and attains good vacuumization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: To Yan Lui
  • Patent number: 8936168
    Abstract: Closing element for sealing holes subjected to internal pressure includes a hollow cylindrical main body insertable into the hole substantially without play, and a hat-like spreading element pressable into the main body. The spreading element applies radial pressure to the inner wall of the main body in the installed state, wherein the main body is spread and pressed against the wall of the hole. The main body has a closing bottom having a circumferential radial ring surface and a slightly conical cone surface connected thereto. During operation, the closing bottom is pressed against the end face of the spreading element by the internal pressure and is bent over inner and outer edges of the end face and deformed so as to expand radially. This results in strengthened anchoring of the closure in the material of the component, and self-reinforcement of the press-out force required to remove the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: KVT-Koenig AG
    Inventors: Beat Wüst, Jürg Krauer
  • Patent number: 8931655
    Abstract: There is disclosed a lid for a bin, particularly a front-lift bin, the lid being configured for engagement, at an end thereof, with an open-topped receptacle of the bin whereby the lid is pivotable between an open position in which it is substantially clear of the open top to permit emptying of the bin by inversion of the bin, and a closed position, in which it covers the open top, the lid further comprising a closure which is movable across an opening defined through the lid, between an open condition, in which it permits waste to be placed into the receptacle through the opening at the end, and a closed condition, in which it covers the opening. There is also disclosed a bin incorporating the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Warren Leonard Stone
  • Publication number: 20150008220
    Abstract: A straw includes a straw body, an air return flap and a retaining ring, both the air return flap and the retaining ring are provided on the straw body, and the retaining ring is located above the air return flap and spaced apart from the air return flap. A lid equipped with the straw includes a lid body and an inserting hole, the inserting hole is provided on the lid body and is used for passing the straw therethrough. The present application can achieve the effect of automatic air return, the structure of which is simple, the air return effect is better, and the straw and the lid functioning to air return is easy to clean after being disassembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: DONGGUAN YINYAN PLASTIC CONTAINERS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhujin Wang
  • Publication number: 20140374300
    Abstract: A trash receptacle device is disclosed that is a trash or storage bin, and that resembles an animal and makes noises to attract and entertain children. The trash receptacle device comprises a housing component with a hollow cavity, a removable trash receptacle component that is inserted into the hollow cavity, and a hinged lid secured to the housing component. Typically, the housing component is shaped to resemble an animal, and the hinged lid is shaped to resemble an animal head. The hinged lid can be controlled by a step pedal component, which can be shaped to resemble a paw or foot of an animal. Additionally, the trash receptacle device can comprise a sound box component and at least one speaker in communication with the hinged lid, such that the sound box component plays a recording of an animal sound when the hinged lid is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Adan Espinosa
  • Publication number: 20140367292
    Abstract: A trash cart lid comprising a body including four edges, wherein the four edges define a perimeter of the body; and at least one flange connected to the body, wherein the flange shares at least a portion of an edge of the body; wherein each flange includes an advertising receiving space. In addition, the lid may provide one or more modules that communicate information about the status of the smart lid and user interactions with the trash cart to a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Philip H. Bonello, David Workman, John Guenther
  • Patent number: 8899437
    Abstract: A child resistant closure is provided that is configured to fit over the opening of a receptacle to form a container. The closure includes an inner dosage cup and an outer cap portion that receives and retains the inner dosage cup. The outer cap portion is rotatable relative to the inner dosage cup and defines at least one viewing window that allows for visual indication of a level of contents within the inner dosage cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Michael Walker
  • Patent number: 8899436
    Abstract: The packaging for a food product is provided with a container having an opening delimited by a frame, the frame having a radially inner side wall, and a lid. The lid can move between an open position and a closed position in which it closes off the opening. A measuring utensil with a bowl can be positioned in the plane of the frame. The inner side wall of the frame is provided with a retaining member which has a base extending from the frame towards the central axis of the container and that is extended by a tab extending upwards some distance from the inner side wall. The retaining member delimits, with the inner side wall, a slot-like housing capable with a small amount of clearance of accommodating a wall portion of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Patrick VanDamme, Frédéric Bourdin, Francis Lovell
  • Publication number: 20140338760
    Abstract: A water collection container includes a tank; a lid having with an inlet opening in its top surface, and an overflow opening and a water inflow assembly on its underside. The water inflow assembly includes a valve interconnected between the inlet opening, the overflow opening and the tank and operated via a handle. The valve, in a first configuration, diverts water from the inlet opening to the tank and overflow from the tank to the overflow opening, and in a second configuration diverts water from the inlet opening to the overflow opening while substantially preventing water from entering the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Gordon Mercer
  • Publication number: 20140339106
    Abstract: A desiccant cap for a container and method of production the cap are disclosed. The cap is made to provide long term hermetic sealing to content kept in the container by providing hermetically sealed layer on the opening of the container that is to be removed only before first use of the content of the container. The cap further comprise case with a desiccant material that is adapted to keep the moisture in the container after first use under a defined level by drying moist air accessing the desiccant material through passages made in a porous sealing layer. This way the desiccant cap provides hermetic sealing until first use and on-going drying of moisture inside the container after first use, and keeps the desiccant material protected from moisture ambient until first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan Schanin, Amit Shay, Yiftah Badler
  • Publication number: 20140332539
    Abstract: A system and method for co-packaging constructible utensil assemblies with a food container including a utensil layer and a protective laminate layer. The utensil is disposed in the assembly to be easily removed while concurrently being peeled from the protective laminate layer that helps to ensure the cleanliness and sanitary portions of portions of the utensil to contact the foodstuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: EcoTensil Inc.
    Inventors: Peggy V. K. Cross, Debora Levy
  • Publication number: 20140326725
    Abstract: A container closure device with a flexible three-dimensional formed sealing wad with a circumferential ridge, the closure body (1) is formed with a top wall and a cylindrical wall, wherein the top wall has a circumferential trapezoidal groove on the inner side of its rim, adjacent to the cylindrical wall. A sealing wad (2) is arranged below the inner side of the top wall of the closure body, whereby the ridge is located under the groove and has an internal circumferential recess in the ridge running around the perimeter of the underneath side of the sealing wad, serving to receive the edge of the spout forming the opening of the container, whereby the protruding ridge is oversized compared to the groove, the width of the recess is reduced and compressed when the ridge is forced into the groove. The recess has sealing fingers and on its inner and outer side walls which creates the seal with the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Aron Joseph Clarkson
  • Patent number: 8875916
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia Lopez, Adrian Keith McKinney, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Kristin Marie Finley, Karen Hussong Strader
  • Patent number: 8875925
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved cup cover that includes a base having a slit extending from an edge, and a protrusion extending from the base. The slit can be configured to receive a string associated with a teabag. The protrusion can be divided into a first half and a second half by a through-slot which may be configured to receive the string associated with the teabag. The first half and the second half of the protrusion may be configured to releaseably secure the string associated with the teabag therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Epoca International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Melzer
  • Patent number: 8870010
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Contents of the container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Embodiments may employ a one-size-fits-all coupling element to couple any size container to the lower lid that couples with a cup. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Top-That!, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Publication number: 20140305940
    Abstract: A tamper-evident container closure device is provided. The device is securable to an open container to close the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Schmidt, Beth R. Dore
  • Publication number: 20140299598
    Abstract: A container (100) for storing and dispensing flowable nutritional products. The container (100) includes a reservoir (101), a removable seal (103), a collar (102), a lid (104) hingedly attached to the collar, and a docking station (106) for a measuring device (107), such as a scoop for measuring the product. The container may also include a leveling bar (108) to use in conjunction with the measuring device (107).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Zena J. Irani, Peter Booth, Corinne Ashbee
  • Patent number: 8851314
    Abstract: A container assembly for holding, shipping, and consuming a product, such as a frozen confection, is provided. The container assembly includes a container, a lid, and a utensil. The utensil is connected to the assembly so that a consumer is able to spoon the product from the container. A consumer may purchase the assembly containing a product, open the container, remove the utensil, and consume the product using the self-contained utensil. The assembly may also include a membrane for ensuring freshness and to indicate tampering of the product. The utensil may be attached directly to the lid, or in a pocket between sealed membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wells Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton M. Hudson, Wendy J. Tabbert