Horizontally Attached Receptacle Sets Patents (Class 220/23.2)
  • Patent number: 10427518
    Abstract: In the work vehicle, a pair of left and right fuel tanks is distributed into left and right sides of a traveling body. A tank support plate to support the fuel tanks from below is made up of a pair of front and rear transverse frames extended leftward and rightward below the left and right rear frames, and a pair of left and right tank mounting plates on which the front and rear transverse frames are held in a back-and-forth direction on both left and right sides. The left and right fuel tanks are respectively mounted and secured onto the left and right tank mounting plates. A support mount and the front transverse frame are coupled to each other by a coupling bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshitaka Komiya
  • Patent number: 10342344
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus includes a drawer frame with a front wall, a rear wall, and opposed side walls. A door is secured to the front wall of the drawer frame. A divider extends across the drawer frame between the front wall and the rear wall. A refrigeration storage insert includes opposed depending walls connected by a bottom surface and support flanges extend away from the opposed depending walls. The refrigeration storage insert removably engages the opposed side walls of the drawer frame respectively with the support flanges and the depending walls extend interior of the drawer frame such that the bottom surface is supported at a position below the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Prince Castle LLC
    Inventors: Zach Waas, David A. Schneberger
  • Patent number: 10322850
    Abstract: A bakery tray includes a base and a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from side edges of the base. Front and rear walls extend upward from front and rear edges of the base. A plurality of recesses for receiving bakery items therein are formed in the base. This increases the number of bakery items that can be received in the tray and/or permits a decrease in the stacking height of the trays, thereby permitting another tray to be received on the stack. In one embodiment, the recesses are a plurality of parallel troughs formed in an upper surface of the base. In another embodiment, the plurality of recesses are formed in the ribs in the base, such that the bakery items are received in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Gerald R. Koefelda, Alan J. Cook
  • Patent number: 10219519
    Abstract: It comprises a plurality of baking moulds (2), a plate (3) acting as a cover of said pan (1), and means to prevent the raising of said plate as the bread is baked inside said moulds, and is characterized in that said means to prevent the raising of said plate comprise a fastening device (12) associated to a structure (9, 22) of said pan (1), said fastening device (12) including at least one hook (11) which is hingedly joined to a shaft (23) of said structure (9, 22), said hook (11) being susceptible of catching a portion (3a, 3b) of said plate (3) when it tilts on said shaft (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Magar Invest, S.L., Raquel Sofia Ferreira Santos
    Inventor: Tomás Marin Moro
  • Patent number: 10155466
    Abstract: A tank trailer may include a plurality of hoppers and a tension bar assembly extending between the hoppers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MAC TRAILER MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Scott A. Kibler
  • Patent number: 9930881
    Abstract: A fish screen is presented having a porous surface made of two or more corrugations (e.g., elongated convex shapes) having an at least partially porous surface. The incorporation of a porous area on the corrugations allows increasing the total porous surface area compared to an underlying diversion area. The porous area is a magnification of an underlying diversion area, which reduces the fluid pressure (e.g., impingement forces) acting on the porous area of the screen. The valley between each pair of corrugations is solid, not porous. The solid valley(s) provide two important functions; they provide multiple small solid surface flow channels over the screen surface. These solid channels protect small or weak swimming aquatic organisms from impingement on the screen. That is, once organisms reach the solid channel, they may move along the solid channel free of impingement until they reach the edge of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Brent W. Mefford
  • Patent number: 9918573
    Abstract: The invention is a beverage garnish holder for placement on the rim of a beverage glass and comprises: a bispherical cradle for supporting the beverage garnish; a rim incurvation configured to engage the beverage glass rim; a transition neck connecting the rim incurvation to the bispherical cradle; and a depending tab configured to extend from the rim incurvation into the beverage glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Mark A. Loshuk
  • Patent number: 9661982
    Abstract: Easier loading and unloading silverware baskets for automatic dishwashers are disclosed. A disclosed example silverware basket includes four side walls defining a basket having a top opening and a bottom opening, a moveable first member dimensioned to fit within the top opening and selectively moveable between a first position near the top opening and a second position between the top opening and the bottom opening, and a moveable second member dimensioned to fit within the bottom opening and selectively moveable between a third position near the bottom opening and a fourth position between the top opening and the bottom opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Sujay S. Dabade, Sujit S. Naik, Hrushikesh C. Prabhu
  • Patent number: 9332766
    Abstract: A baking tray that includes a frame having a plurality of apertures formed therein; and a plurality of baking subunits, wherein each baking subunit further includes a concave baking surface of a predetermined size, wherein the end portions of each concave baking surface are solid and closed and wherein the middle portion of each concave baking surface further includes a plurality of perforations formed therein, and wherein each baking subunit is adapted to be disposed within one of the apertures formed in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: American Pan Company
    Inventor: Jason Tingley
  • Patent number: 9199787
    Abstract: A removable storage device intended to be housed in a cavity of a form of packaging for transporting and/or storing radioactive materials, including several substructures movable relative to one another, positioned around a longitudinal axis, and defining multiple adjacent recesses for radioactive materials, together with means for deployment of the substructures including actuation means acting by shape collaboration on the substructures through a bearing surface having, in a section according to any plane passing through longitudinal axis, the shape of a segment inclined relative to this axis, such that displacement of actuation means in a first direction parallel to longitudinal axis causes a displacement of the substructures radially towards the exterior relative to longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: TN INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Christophe Roger
  • Publication number: 20150136767
    Abstract: A cup structure may include a cup body and a sealing membrane. The cup body has a divider that is a reverse V-shaped unit, and a bottom is horizontally formed at a bottom portion of the divider. An extending cup unit extends upwardly from the bottom around the periphery of the divider to form a receiving space on both sides of the cup body, and a cup edge is formed at an opening of the extending cup unit for the sealing membrane to seal the openings of the cup, so the drinks can be received in two receiving spaces and then be sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Chang-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20150129651
    Abstract: A package assembly provides for enclosing an array of aligned products in a package housing having a pair of product accommodating pockets. The pockets are disposed on opposite sides of a fold line for foldable movement between a flat closed condition and a folded open condition for allowing dispensing of the products from the pockets. The housing further includes an openable flap disposed over the pockets in the flat condition for closing the pockets, wherein the flap extends from one of the pockets and wherein the other of the pockets includes a slot for receipt of a distal end of the flap in the closed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Nevenka Markovic
  • Patent number: 8985366
    Abstract: An interlocking container for tattoo ink includes a body defining a reservoir for retaining ink and first and second spaced interlocking members, each having a particular size and shape. The members extend outwardly from the container and define a space therebetween adapted to receive a similarly shaped and sized interlocking member from another container. An assembly of containers arranged in many different configurations can be formed by interlocking multiple containers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Intenze Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mario Barth
  • Patent number: 8967562
    Abstract: The mountable holder comprises a body having a cavity, an upper face, a first side portion, a second side portion and a back portion, with the back portion extending between the first and second side portions and the cavity defining an opening on an upper face and being useable to selectively receive objects. The holder further includes a pair of magnetic connectors, with one of the magnetic connectors extending between the back portion and the first side portion and the other magnetic connector extending between the back portion and the second side portion. The magnetic connectors operatively enable the holder to be magnetically mounted to a metallic surface when the back portion is positioned adjacent the metallic surface, and the magnetic connectors operatively enable the holder to be magnetically connectable to additional holders at the first and second side portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Bileth
  • Patent number: 8960478
    Abstract: A food and condiment container having a first storage space for a food item and a second storage space for a condiment. The container includes a paperboard carton and an appliqué fold-out pocket affixed thereto and moveable between open and closed positions for receiving a condiment The pocket includes a front panel, a back panel, and first and second side panels extending therebetween. The back panel is joined to the carton, and the front panel is joined to the back panel along a portion thereof to hinge forward from the back panel. The side panels are connected between the front and back panels and are collapsible along a crease extending the vertical length of the side panels. Prior to use, the appliqué pocket remains flush with the carton and is opened along a perforation line to form a storage space for a condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Caleb C. Crye
  • Patent number: 8840078
    Abstract: A portable beverage holder having a middle piece and a bottom piece operably coupled to each other, and wherein the middle piece includes a frontal opening sufficient for receiving the stem of a stemmed container, and wherein the bottom piece includes a frontal opening sufficient for receiving the foot of a stemmed container, and wherein the bottom side of the middle piece includes one or more downward projecting flaps sufficient to secure the foot of a stemmed container against the bottom piece. The beverage holder optionally can include a top piece operably coupled to the middle piece, also having a frontal opening sufficient for receiving the stem of a stemmed container. The beverage holder can also include a non-continuous upwardly extending wall near the perimeter of the holder for containing almost any type of beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Chris DeWald
  • Patent number: 8839741
    Abstract: A litter box cleaning kit includes a litter shovel having a nonporous bottom section for collecting non-solid waste, a curved section having a plurality of openings for collecting and sifting solid waste, a bag holder for positioning disposal bags in an open configuration and a caddy for storing each of the shovel, bag holder and disposal bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Cheek
  • Publication number: 20140238981
    Abstract: A surface element (1) for friction increase comprises a lying portion (2) defining a reference surface, and engagement means (3) that can be extended and/or recessed relative to the reference surface and is suitable for interfacing with corresponding engagement means of a faced surface element for friction increase; the surface element further comprises a predetermined number of clusters (4) of the engagement means defined by respective confining edges (4a) and distributed on the lying portion, and in each of these clusters the engagement means is disposed along directrices (4b) having at least one predetermined curvature (4c) and one corresponding centre of curvature, centres of curvature of directrices belonging to clusters separated from each other not being coincident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Plutarco Cohen
  • Patent number: 8794466
    Abstract: Described is a device for establishing desired proportions of water and coffee beans. The device includes a fluid vessel and a laterally attached coffee solid vessel. The fluid vessel has vertical height and a fluid volume capacity, with the fluid vessel being formed to hold water therein. The coffee solid vessel has vertical height and an interior that defines a coffee solid volume capacity, with the coffee solid vessel being formed to hold a solid coffee product therein. Importantly, each of the fluid vessel and coffee solid vessel are formed such that a desired solid-to-fluid ratio exists between the fluid volume capacity and the coffee solid volume capacity when laterally attached with one another, with the desired solid-to-fluid ratio being maintained along the vertical height of each of the vessels (which can be readily verified through a visual inspection of the horizontal equality of contents).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Zuckerman, Frank Zuckerman, Jack Martin
  • Patent number: 8771428
    Abstract: A double bucket cleaning system for use with microfiber mat mops. One bucket contains clean water; the second holds dirty water. The second bucket has a slide press for extracting dirty water from the mop. The system can use a connector to connect the two buckets together, or a single bucket with two compartments can be used. Both designs use a footpad upon which the user stands during the pressing operation. This ensures that the device remains in place during the sliding. Finally, once the dirty water has been extracted from the mop, the user can pick up clean water from the first bucket for the next portion of the floor to be cleaned. In this way, the user is able to quickly clean a large floor with clean water, instead of repeatedly dipping the mop back into dirty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Goentzel
  • Publication number: 20140141131
    Abstract: A package for a food product comprises a container that has two sealed containment sections separated by a central portion located between the two containment sections. The container is adapted to be folded at the central portion, and a band that is separate from the container encircles the central portion. The circumference of the band provides a space between the band and the outer surface of the central portion that is large enough for a person's hand to be placed between the band and the central portion, and grasp the band. An assembled food product package comprises the package and two food product portions individually contained within each containment section. A method of making an assembled food product package comprises sealing two food product portions in the two containment sections and applying a band around the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Perdue Farms LLC
    Inventors: Thomas OZIOMEK, Matthew Hubbard
  • Patent number: 8679425
    Abstract: A reagent container set is disclosed which comprises: a first reagent container for accommodating a first reagent to be used in a sample analyzer, the top part of the first reagent container having a first aspiration opening for inserting a first reagent aspirating tube to aspirate the first reagent; a waste fluid container for accommodating the first reagent used in the sample analyzer as a waste fluid, the top of the waste fluid container having a discharge opening for inserting a waste fluid discharging tube to discharge the waste fluid into the waste fluid container; a box for accommodating the first reagent container and the waste fluid container; and a container holding member for holding the first reagent container and the waste fluid container so that the first aspiration opening and the discharge opening are disposed at predetermined positions, the container holding member being maintained at a predetermined position within the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Sachiko Ueda, Yusuke Mori, Hiroyuki Ohashi, Yuji Itose, Kinya Uchihashi, Yoichi Nakamura, Kohei Sugitani
  • Patent number: 8678188
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a storage container that comprises a front panel, a back or rear panel, a left side panel, a top portion, and a bottom portion. Each of the panels, as well as the top portion and the bottom portion of the storage container, comprises a contact surface with each contact surface comprising at least one contact point. The use of multiple contact surfaces and multiple contact points allows a plurality of storage containers to be efficiently and securely stacked and nested, thereby allowing for quick and easy storage of items while conserving valuable yet precious storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Helen D. Larsen
  • Patent number: 8651276
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Publication number: 20140004233
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flanged container for a food, in particular a dairy product composition. The container is provided with a hollow body and an annular flange that comprises an inner edge defining a circular upper opening of the container and outer straight side edges. The flange has at least two first flange portions, each defining one of said side edges, two of the side edges having a length I shorter than half of an inner diameter Dint of the opening. Two of the first flange portions are adjacent. At least two second flange portions are provided to each define a corner of the flange, the second flange portions each comprising an outer convex edge extending between two adjacent of said outer straight side edges. A pack comprising the containers is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventor: Vincent Ferry
  • Patent number: 8616390
    Abstract: A bottle including a body portion having a plurality of dividing walls extending from a base portion to a plurality of connection regions; a first chamber for holding a first liquid; a second chamber for holding a second liquid; a third chamber for holding a third liquid; and a removable cap; wherein a height of the plurality of dividing walls is less than an overall height of the body portion and the plurality of connection regions are configured to be a maximum height of the plurality of dividing walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Theodosios Kountotsis
  • Patent number: 8590564
    Abstract: Modular storage and controlled outflow systems for controlling a flow of water and methods of assembly of modular storage and controlled outflow systems having indirect flow of water through the system. Modular systems for controlling a flow of water having beams extending across the modules to direct the flow of water in an indirect manner or a serpentine or semi-serpentine manner. Modular storage and controlled outflow systems for treatment and filtration of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Retain-It, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt A. Burkhart, Sr., Ronald E. Burkhart, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20130306629
    Abstract: Unity Cup is designed to revolutionize the way wedding toast exchange is done. Usually the traditional wedding champagne glasses have to be held with arms crossed and locked, in order for the bride and the groom to show their unity. While they lock arms and try to get a sip they worry about spilling the drink on each other, so it creates anxiousness to both of them. The unity cup makes toasting so easy to conduct with out anxiousness or doubt that the drink might spill on the bride or the groom. Holding the cup together the flexibility of the unity cup allows the couple to drink facing each other from their respective right side. While they are drinking from same but separate cup, it brings them closer in proximity. Therefore the unity cup helps to avoid the awkward entanglement and gives the strong symbolism of unity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Hanna Asfaw
  • Patent number: 8573433
    Abstract: Structures, methods, and systems associated with a stackable and collapsible container are provided. One structure includes a stackable and collapsible container having at least four non-collapsible, load bearing vertical support members attached to vertical walls of the container and capable of supporting the weight of other containers. A top surface is included having a number of sections which include a pivotal connection to one another and which are collapsible about the pivotal connection to an interior of the container. A bottom surface is included having a number of sections which include a pivotal connection to one another and which are collapsible about the pivotal connection to an interior of the container. The top and the bottom surfaces of the container can be fixedly positioned in a number of collapsed states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: George E. Kochanowski
  • Patent number: 8573428
    Abstract: An article storage case is capable of highly reliable coupling to another such article storage case by simply placing the cases side by side. An article storage case according to the invention is in a substantially cubic or rectangular parallelepiped form having an opening oriented upwardly and has an arrangement in which a sidewall thereof has an outside surface formed with an engagement projection and an engagement recess, and in which when a plurality of such article storage cases are placed side by side, the engagement projection of one of adjacent article storage cases is capable of being movably fitted into the engagement recess of another one of the adjacent article storage cases to couple the adjacent storage cases to each other by engagement between the engagement projection and the engagement recess which are movably fitted with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Furuta
  • Patent number: 8479626
    Abstract: An apparatus to hold, store and cut extra wide rolled materials includes a long rectangular enclosure having a guided cutter and is capable of holding one (1) or more rolls of sheet materials for cutting to an exact length. During cutting, the rolled material is pulled out and placed over a cutting platform that runs along the length of the enclosure. A circular cutting blade being smoothly guided along a slot which extends along a length of the apparatus cuts the material. Additional storage compartments are provided which may be affixed to outer end portions of the apparatus to hold small associated items such as tape, thread, writing instruments, craft items, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Richard G. Winkler
  • Patent number: 8424700
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Patent number: 8371473
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to mechanics, and more specifically, to a potting system. In one embodiment, the invention includes a potting system including one or more bands; and one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands. In a further embodiment, the one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands includes one or more pots configured to link with adjacent pots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Richard C Scribner, Harold W Swartz
  • Patent number: 8360100
    Abstract: Modular storage and controlled outflow systems for controlling a flow of water and methods of assembly of modular storage and controlled outflow systems having indirect flow of water through the system. Modular systems for controlling a flow of water having beams extending across the modules to direct the flow of water in an indirect manner or a serpentine or semi-serpentine manner. Modular storage and controlled outflow systems for treatment and filtration of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Retain-It, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt A. Burkhart, Sr., Ronald E. Burkhart, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8322561
    Abstract: A container assembly (1) having a container body (11) and exterior shelf structures (41, 44) that are each reversibly attached to exterior surfaces (35, 38) of first (17) and second (20) sidewalls of the container body (11), is described. Each exterior shelf structure (41, 44) has a shelf base (47), and a forward shelf portion (56) and a rear shelf portion (62) that each extend upwardly from the shelf base (47). Each exterior shelf structure has a shelf space (77) that resides between and is defined in part by the forward (56) and rear (62) shelf portions. The forward shelf portion (56) of each exterior shelf structure (41, 44) has an open front or face (86) that is in communication with a recessed chamber (89) of the forward shelf portion (56). The exterior shelf structures (41, 44) may each be reversibly attached to the container body sidewalls (17, 20) by means of tabs (98) that are received within tab apertures (110) of the sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Ramsey, Henry Hay, Leslie Kirby
  • Patent number: 8308018
    Abstract: Structures, methods, and systems associated with a stackable and collapsible container are provided. One structure includes a stackable and collapsible container having at least four non-collapsible, load bearing vertical support members attached to vertical walls of the container and capable of supporting the weight of other containers. A top surface is included having a number of sections which include a pivotal connection to one another and which are collapsible about the pivotal connection to an interior of the container. A bottom surface is included having a number of sections which include a pivotal connection to one another and which are collapsible about the pivotal connection to an interior of the container. The top and the bottom surfaces of the container can be fixedly positioned in a number of collapsed states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: George E. Kochanowski
  • Patent number: 8302801
    Abstract: A telescoping egg container is disclosed comprising a plurality of slidable egg holder units that can nest one within another, such that the telescoping egg container can be extended or collapsed to accommodate various numbers of eggs to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Brian A. Fried
  • Patent number: 8261925
    Abstract: A pillbox comprising a plurality of compartments, each compartment having two side walls, two end walls, and a bottom and each compartment having a top, each top comprising a hinged lid for accessing the compartment, the hinged lid being hinged pivotally at a hinge area; a slot at one of the walls of each compartment disposed parallel to the one wall, further wherein the hinged lid for each compartment is separable from the compartment, each hinged lid having a tab depending from the hinged lid and being pivotable from the lid at the hinge area, the tab being insertable into the slot to secure the hinged lid to the compartment for access to the compartment, the tab being releasably and frictionally held in place in the slot and being removable from the slot integral with the lid when the lid is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Apex Medical Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120205372
    Abstract: A food and condiment container having a first storage space for a food item and a second storage space for a condiment. The container includes a paperboard carton and an appliqué fold-out pocket affixed thereto and moveable between open and closed positions for receiving a condiment The pocket includes a front panel, a back panel, and first and second side panels extending therebetween. The back panel is joined to the carton, and the front panel is joined to the back panel along a portion thereof to hinge forward from the back panel. The side panels are connected between the front and back panels and are collapsible along a crease extending the vertical length of the side panels. Prior to use, the appliqué pocket remains flush with the carton and is opened along a perforation line to form a storage space for a condiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Caleb C. Crye
  • Publication number: 20110290796
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a container comprising a rigid side wall defining a corner. A divider comprises a first flexible wall attached to the side wall and a second wall attached to the side wall. The first wall is connected to the second wall and is movable between a first configuration where the first wall and the second wall extend parallel to the side wall and a second configuration where the first wall and the second wall extend away from the side wall to define a first compartment in the container. The system may proved a plurality of containers sized such that they may be stacked on top of one another and nested inside of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Roddy Burgess
  • Patent number: 8002124
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tool rack set fastener, which includes a first fastening structure, which has mounting base fixedly fastened to a vertical wall or upright support and a coupling unit formed integral with the mounting base, and a second fastening structure, which is connectable to a tool rack set to secure the tool rack set to the first fastening structure and has a coupling base connectable to the coupling unit of the first fastening structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Steelworks Hardware, LLC
    Inventors: Pei-Ying Lin, Chanwa Nguy
  • Publication number: 20110186463
    Abstract: A packaging for biological material comprises two substantially parallel walls connected to each other along a part of their periphery and in a central area. The packaging may be used for cryopreservation of biological material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: CRYOGENICS AS
    Inventor: Elisabeth Kommisrud
  • Patent number: 7980406
    Abstract: A container assembly includes a first container, a second container, and a connecting unit. The first container has an opening and a rim that defines the opening. The second container has a wall formed with a slit unit. The connecting unit includes an upper hook section hooked removably onto the rim of the first container, a lower hook section extended removably through the slit unit for hooking the wall of the second container onto the lower hook section, and an intermediate section interconnecting the upper hook section and the lower hook section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Ivan Liu
  • Patent number: 7926792
    Abstract: A fragrance disperser in one form includes a single fan that passes air over a wicked single or double fragrance. A second form has the fan reversible to provide two different airstreams that evaporate respective different fragrances one after the other. Where two fragrances are provided, the evaporation may be by respective electrical heaters. A fragrance source may be formed by two sheets joined together to form two chambers each receiving a respective wick and having respective exposed wick portions. The source may incorporate a source of electrical power. An alternative source has a reservoir for fragrance and a wick located in an air passage forming part of the source so that an air flow is guided through the passage past the wick to evaporate fragrance. Where two fragrances are provided, the fragrance sources may be located side-by-side and matching fragrances may have, for example, matching indicia on the sources so that the match can be easily determined visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: CTR Consultoria Tecnica e Representacoes, Lda.
    Inventors: Richard P. H. Pankhurst, Brian D. Smith, Michael J. Evans
  • Patent number: 7896188
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to support arrangements for semi-membrane tank walls and, more particularly, to a universal support assembly for tanks that experience thermal expansion and contraction. One embodiment of the invention may include a tank assembly having at least one tank wall, a support structure at least partially adjacent to the wall, and a link member coupling the tank to the support structure. The link member may be configured to accommodate relative movement between the tank and the support structure through rotation. The link member may be coupled to the tank wall by a ball and socket joint and coupled to the support structure with another ball and socket joint, allowing substantially unlimited in-plane movement of the tank wall relative to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
    Inventors: David L. Jordan, William E. Michaud
  • Patent number: 7845742
    Abstract: The present invention is a mobile storage unit for use within a mobile storage unit system that includes an environmental monitoring system on the storage unit. The monitoring system includes one or more sensors disposed on one or more of the mobile storage units that are configured to sense a particular environmental condition in the environment surrounding the mobile storage unit. The sensors are each operably connected to a controller associated with the mobile storage system that is capable of receiving signals from the sensors and analyzing the signals to determine the presence or absence of the environmental condition to be sensed by the sensors. If the condition is present, the controller can transmit an alert signal to an alarm system or to a separate notification device, such as a telephone or computer terminal, in order to alert an individual or the appropriate authorities to the presence of the hazardous environmental condition in the vicinity of the mobile storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventor: William W. R. Lynt, III
  • Patent number: 7810667
    Abstract: A ribbon of packaging comprises individual packages (11) adjacently and separably arranged for separation prior to filling. The ribbon is preferably drawn under tension from a reel, and the packages are linked by mechanical couplers (FIG. 11) which are separable in a direction orthogonally to the traction force. The packages have a closure (FIG. 8) which is removed and replaced to permit filling. Also disclosed are preferred package couplers, and filling and dispensing arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Green Drinks Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Douglas, Gavin Barnett
  • Patent number: 7703620
    Abstract: Chain linked capsules comprising multiple capsules interconnected in a chain by chain links. The capsules comprise a sleeve and a piston whereby a powder product can be sealed within the capsule. The capsules are for use in inhalation devices, for example for entraining a dose of an inhalable pharmaceutical powder product to a patient's respiratory tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventor: Paul Kenneth Rand
  • Patent number: 7549551
    Abstract: A multi-cellular polypropylene container with a cut-scored region connecting the cells of the container is described. By varying the cut-score depths depending on the orientation of the plastic material, greater consistency in the tearability of the individual cells is achieved. One or more star-cut patterns may be provided between the cells. The star-cut patterns have curved edges that lead to the separation region. The curved edges provide a generally smooth surface that does not cut or snag the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Anchor Packaging
    Inventor: Michael B. Tyberghein
  • Patent number: RE41142
    Abstract: A pressure vessel for holding a pressurized fluid such as compressed natural gas (“CNG”) includes two end cells and zero or more interior cells. The cell geometry ensures that the cells meet one another at tangential circular surfaces, thereby reducing the tendency of adjacent cells to peel apart. A web secured about the cells includes two sheets that are tangent to the cells. Unused volumes between the cells and the web contain wedges of foam or rubber. A valve provides fluid communication between the interior of the pressure vessel and a pressurized fluid line. The filled weight of one pressure vessel does not exceed the filled weight of a conventional gasoline tank that occupies substantially the same space as the pressure vessel. The pressure vessel may be configured with exterior recesses for engaging conventional gasoline tank straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Blair, Darrel G. Turner, Richard K. Kunz, Mark J. Warner, Kevin W. Davis, F. Edward Wolcott, John D. Bennett