Combined Or Convertible Patents (Class 220/212)
  • Patent number: 11713168
    Abstract: A container and closure combination, for the containment of fluids and extraction therefrom by way of an extraction tube. The container comprises a closed volume with an opening configured to close the opening of the container; the closure is provided with an aperture such that the closure, upon fitment to the container opening, cannot be removed therefrom. The aperture of the closure comprises a unitary elastic unidirectional valve member that can operate in a first, closed condition, to prevent a flow of fluid from the container; and a second, operational condition, with an extraction tube sealingly engaged with respect to the valve, to permit an extraction of fluid from the container through the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Bradley
  • Patent number: 11565877
    Abstract: A container closure node system includes a closure chassis coupling device that couples to a container closure for a container aperture. The closure chassis coupling device includes a first plate member that includes a first securing element and a second securing element. The closure chassis coupling device also includes a second plate member that includes a third securing element that is configured to couple to the first securing element and a fourth securing element that is configured to couple to the second securing element. At least one of the first plate member and the second plate member includes a container closure engagement member that is configured to engage the container closure to prevent rotational movement of the closure chassis coupling device relative to the container closure when the third securing element is coupled with the first securing element and the fourth securing element is coupled with the second securing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Gordon Christopher Pope, Mak Tse, Dejin Liu, Xiongbo Huang, Cheuk Kuen Chim, Man Wai Ho, Jacky Sai Ping Tsang
  • Patent number: 11556939
    Abstract: Method for providing a container with food, the method comprising: providing a container for infant formula food, adding the food, sealing the container with a gas-tight membrane seal, adding an inner scannable code on the gas-tight membrane seal, closing the container with a tamper-proof closure means, so that the inner scannable code is not scannable without breaking a part of the tamper-proof closure means, and storing the inner scannable code in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventor: Elmar Martin Fischbach
  • Patent number: 11426017
    Abstract: The utility model disclosed a dual-mode cup lid, wherein comprising a lid main body, a spout is on said lid main body, a push button mechanism used for opening or closing said spout, a direct drinking mouth is set on said lid main body, an elastic switching mechanism used for opening or closing said direct drinking mouth also set on said lid main body. In comparison with the prior art, the utility model enriches the use method of cup lid, and can meet diversified needs of users for drinking beverages with different temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Chi Kuen Chan
  • Patent number: 11310994
    Abstract: A bowl assembly has a bowl and a lid. The bowl assembly is adapted to store water or food for a pet. The bowl functions as a container to hold the water or food, while the lid functions in a first configuration to seal the water or food within the bowl. The bowl assembly is convenient to travel with and adapted for use in a vehicle where in the first configuration. The bowl assembly allows for the pet to access the water or food while in a cup holder. The bowl assembly is also stabilized by the lid in a second configuration, where placed on a ground or floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Susan P. Casale
  • Patent number: 11297972
    Abstract: A tea maker includes a brewing unit which defines a vessel having an upper opening with a spout disposed thereon. A lid assembly is removeably received on the upper opening of the vessel and includes a steeping tube. The steeping tube extends downwardly from the lid assembly into the vessel when the lid assembly is received on the upper opening of the vessel. An articulating filter assembly is coupled to the lid assembly and includes a filter plate that is operable between an extended position and a retracted position. The filter plate is configured to contact an inner surface of the vessel when the filter plate is in the extended position. A biasing member is configured to bias the filter plate towards the extended position for filtering a brewed tea mixture as the mixture is poured through the upper opening of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Nancy E. Chandrasekaran, Ben C. Shao
  • Patent number: 11299327
    Abstract: A beverage container lid includes a round rim and a flange extending beyond the rim at least proximal to a spout, such that the container, when tipped over with the spout oriented downward, will gravitationally roll until a height of the container's center of mass reaches any of a plurality of local minima. The lid can be configured such that rolling through an angle of no less than 30 degree and/or no more than 90 degrees is required. In some embodiments the flange extends beyond the rim only proximal to the spout, such that the rim contacts an underlying table over a continuous angular range beyond the flange. In other embodiments, the flange extends beyond the rim everywhere, and has a plurality of maximum radii with a plurality of minimum radii interspersed therebetween. In some of these embodiments the flange includes at least one flat, straight line segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Waddington North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell L. Simms, II, Matthew Ravenstein
  • Patent number: 11180284
    Abstract: A multi-compartment container system includes a plurality of compartments. Each compartment includes a cup portion comprising a volume adapted to hold a food or liquid, and a frame portion joined to the cup portion. The frame portion surrounds a top portion or edge of the cup portion, and includes a connector element disposed on a side of the frame and one or more first mating elements. The compartment also includes a lid having one or more second mating elements adapted to engage with the one or more first mating elements of the frame to form a seal, and a chamber adapted to hold a utensil. The connector element of the frame is joined to an adjacent connector element of an adjacent frame of an adjacent compartment. The cup portion includes a first section and a second section, and the cup portion is adapted to move between an expanded state in which no part of the second section is inside the first section and a collapsed state in which at least a portion of the second section is inside the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Longo
  • Patent number: 11118589
    Abstract: The invention relates to water pump, in particular a garden pump or a pump of a home water machine, which has a pump unit in a housing (GE), which pump unit can be driven by means of an electric motor and can pump water form a suction line (SL) to a pressure line (DL) as a conveyed liquid, wherein the housing comprises a pump housing (PG) connected to the suction line and a housing extension (GF) having the pressure line, which housing extension adjoins the pump housing, wherein the housing extension has a filter unit (FT) as a termination and an at least partially transparent window (FE) is arranged between the suction line and the pressure line such that a liquid level (FL) within the housing can be read on the pump housing from the outside before operation of the pump, and wherein the filter unit has a suction indicator (SA) such that the presence of suction pressure in the pump housing can be detected via the suction indicator or a leak at the suction line can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Franziska Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11072471
    Abstract: A lid for a container, with a lid body includes a handling body having a lid outer edge and an eating utensil part. The eating utensil part hinge has a hinge spacing from the lid outer edge of the handling body. An eating utensil part engagement-behind support body of the first handling part is formed between the eating utensil part hinge or the eating utensil part hinge pivot axis and the lid outer edge of the handling body. The eating utensil part engagement-behind support body is opposite the eating utensil part in the eating use setting on a first eating utensil part side of the eating utensil part so that for acceptance of use forces acting in a first force direction the eating utensil part is or can be directly or indirectly supported on the eating utensil part engagement-behind support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Spies Kunststoffe GmbH
    Inventor: Guido Poehls
  • Patent number: 10966505
    Abstract: A wiping element of axis X includes an internal wiping skirt extended in its lower part by a wiping lip defining a wiping orifice, the internal wiping skirt being extended in its upper part by a shoulder connected to an external catching skirt by a holding portion, at least one preferably annular first groove, open towards the wiping lip, being defined between the internal wiping skirt and the external catching skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lionel Drugeon, Jean-Marc Lebrand, William Delbove, Antoine Lebrun
  • Patent number: 10946297
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to toys that have dolls combined with artificial flowers. A topsy turvy toy in one exemplary embodiment comprises an artificial flower at one end and a doll having a head at an opposite end. A cover is coupled to the toy between the head and the artificial flower. In one mode of use, the cover is pulled over the doll substantially hiding the doll and exposing the artificial flower. For another mode of use, the cover is pulled over the artificial flower substantially hiding the artificial flower and exposing the doll. Accordingly, the toy is selectively transformed from a doll to an artificial flower and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Albert D. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10631570
    Abstract: A tool tray, its application system, and method of applying concentrate provides a tool holding container and a dab stick configured to apply a concentrate, such as cannabis concentrate, to a heated medium. The tool holding container stores the concentrate. The tool holding container includes a base end for resting on a surface, an annular end having a notch, a sidewall joining the ends, forming a cavity. A dab stick is detachably insertable in the notch to elevate the dab stick above the surface, and prevent the dab stick from rolling off the rim of tool holding container. The dab stick may also access concentrate from the cavity for application to a heated medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Elliott Morris
  • Patent number: 10512346
    Abstract: A supporting base of a drinking container is connectable with a bowl, wherein the bowl has an opening and an outer periphery circumferentially provided with an annular groove adjacent to the bottom side of the bowl. The supporting base includes a connecting portion, whose top and bottom ends are provided with a top portion and a bottom portion respectively. The top portion includes a coupling portion for coupling with the annular groove of the bowl. The bottom portion can be placed flat on a flat surface and has a bottom side concavely provided with an upwardly extending receiving room. The receiving room includes a positioning portion configured to press against and thereby secure in position the rim of the opening of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Chang Hsien Liu
  • Patent number: 10492995
    Abstract: A medicine container and a method of forming the medicine container are described herein. The medicine container includes a bottle and a bottle cap removably connected to the bottle. A dose cup is disposed over the bottle cap, the dose cup having an opening defined by a perimeter. A tamper band is monolithically coupled to the perimeter of the dose cup. The tamper band is directly connected to the bottle by a destructively attached connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Tessy Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: David Young
  • Patent number: 10442569
    Abstract: A multi-unit storage device wherein two separate compartments are attached together at their bottom portions. The containers are vacuum or otherwise sealed at their top portions such that when the top portions are opened, the seal is broken and access to the products contained therein is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Gerry Gersovitz
  • Patent number: 10421589
    Abstract: A scoop has a bowl (142) and a handle (150). A closure has: a frame (26) for mounting to a container body; a cover (28); and a scoop dock (160) hinged relative to the frame by a dock hinge (200) and holding the scoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: H Stephen Quinn
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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