With Stacking Feature Patents (Class 220/23.6)
  • Patent number: 10889406
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of stackable open-top containers. The system comprises male and female containers that can be alternately stacked, either in upright or inverted position. When the system contains containers that are stacked in inverted position on top of upright container, substantial space saving is obtained by the system. The invention also provides male and female containers that are useful in the system of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAEPLAST ICELAND EHF
    Inventor: Dagur Oskarsson
  • Patent number: 10820569
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a pet bowl clean up device for attaching to a pet bowl. The present disclosure relates more particularly to a clean up device including a skirt and a ring. The skirt is configured to retain a solid substance and includes an inner edge configured to attach to a top portion of the bowl, an outer portion, and a flexible central portion extending along a length between the inner edge and the outer portion of the skirt. The ring is attached to the outer portion of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Pyter
  • Patent number: 10206335
    Abstract: Thermoformed double tray system for cultivation of plants including a top tray which is stacked with a bottom tray. The top tray has cells for receiving a substrate. The bottom tray provides rigidity to the double tray system. The bottom tray has a baseplate which is provided with support elements to support the top tray. The baseplate has an outer edge which defines the outer contour of the bottom tray. A groove shaped deepening in the baseplate is extending in parallel with the outer edge. The deepening increases a bending stiffness of the bottom tray and provides rigidity to the double tray system. The deepening is provided with a reinforcing ribs which cross the deepening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Iakovos Tsonakis, Aggelos Korkodilos
  • Patent number: 9985268
    Abstract: A battery module includes a housing configured to hold prismatic battery cells within a space defined by four interior walls of the housing. The housing includes a first interior wall that includes partitions extending upwards from a bottom of the housing and a second interior wall that includes partitions extending upwards from the bottom of the housing. The first interior wall faces opposite the second interior wall. The partitions disposed on the first interior wall and the partitions disposed on the second interior wall define slots between adjacent partitions, where each of the slots increases in width between the adjacent partitions from the bottom of the housing upwards. Each of the slots is configured to retain one of the prismatic battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gary P. Houchin-Miller, Mikhail S. Balk, Richard M. DeKeuster, Stephen D. Cash
  • Patent number: 9339133
    Abstract: Provided are plate designs that enable a user to hold a plate in one hand, together with a drinking cup in the same hand. The subject designs find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate and a drinking cup simultaneously. The subject designs also find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate securely, in the presence or absence of a drinking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Holdaplate, LLC
    Inventor: John Zox
  • Patent number: 9204739
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to retain a product support, displaying the product in a container, in adjustment panels mounted to a frame. Each adjustment panel may mount to the frame at a particular inclination angle, and include a number of serpentine slots for engaging a number of support pins extending from sides of the product support. Each serpentine slot in the number of serpentine slots may include a notch at each end, and at each direction change, of the serpentine slot. Each notch in a particular serpentine slot may be a different distance from a top edge of its respective adjustment panel. A first product support may be retained in a notch such that a top edge of a first container with a first depth on a first product support is substantially level with a top edge of a second container of a second depth on a second product support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: THE MARCO COMPANY
    Inventor: Joel Van Buskirk
  • Patent number: 9173512
    Abstract: A simulated bowl plate with a bowl placed at the middle or center and a plate placed around the periphery. The plate is connected to the rim of the bowl. The plate has sections for different foods. The bowl plate is capable of being used as a bowl, as a plate or bowl and plate combined. Cold and hot food can be served together on the same dish. The bowl plate saves storage space as less space is occupied as compared to storing bowls and plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Bertha M. Evans
  • Patent number: 9038820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to utility surfaces. Specifically, the invention relates to a utility surface, generally a table or other flat surface, with drawers attached to the utility surface. In preferred embodiments of the present invention, the utility surface and attached drawers may be folded into a collapsed format that is convenient for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mohamed Ashry
  • Patent number: 8960469
    Abstract: A system for holding items includes a base tier including two or more totes and one or more higher tiers stacked on the base tier. Each of the higher tiers includes one or more totes stacked on a tote of a lower tier. Totes in of the tiers are laterally cross coupled to one another. The totes include lateral openings that allow removal of items through the lateral opening while the totes are stacked in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hunter Dean Helal, Mangesh S. Kolharkar, Douglas C. Bryan, Darryl I. Jenson, David H. Clark
  • Publication number: 20140374414
    Abstract: Provided herein is a tray for holding medical containers, including a plurality of elongated parallel cavities that are intended to receive at least one container. Each of said cavities includes a first set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container, and each of said cavities includes a second set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container when provided with a cap. The first set of contact surfaces and the second set of contact surfaces are arranged such that said at least one capped container is held in the cavity in a reverse orientation with respect to said at least one container when provided without a cap. A packaging for medial containers and a method for packaging medical containers are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE
    Inventors: Romain Lanier, Adrien Plouvier, Charles Biancon, Franck Carrel
  • Patent number: 8827313
    Abstract: An intermodal tank container and complementary chassis, and features and methods for use thereof, are disclosed. The intermodal tank container and chassis has an appearance and length substantially similar to a non-intermodal OTR tank trailer, while affording the same capacity as an intermodal tank container. The design of the tank container allows for an improved, lighter design for the chassis and for improved usability of the tank container in intermodal environments such as with rail cars. The reduced weight of the chassis allows for a greater payload while remaining within various applicable legal restrictions for gross vehicle weight, axle weight, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: International Transport Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Haut, Rex Michau
  • Patent number: 8800796
    Abstract: A storage system for storing a plurality of fluids or other goods has a plurality of containers adapted to fit within a receptacle. Each of the containers has an inner sidewall, an outer sidewall, and a top sidewall having a spout sealable with a cap such that the container contains the fluid or other goods when the cap is engaged with the spout. The plurality of containers are shaped such that the containers are stackable or nestable within the receptacle such that the containers tessellate, the inner sidewalls of the containers abutting each other, and the outer sidewalls abutting the inner surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Wagner
  • Patent number: 8714399
    Abstract: Provided are plate designs that enable a user to hold a plate in one hand, together with a drinking cup in the same hand. The subject designs find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate and a drinking cup simultaneously. The subject designs also find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate securely, in the presence or absence of a drinking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: John Zox
  • Patent number: 8714355
    Abstract: A container system includes a plurality of containers, a plurality of container receiving regions, a plurality of base unit latches, and a base unit. Each base unit latch is arranged to latch an associated one of the containers at least partially within an associated one of the container receiving regions. The containers may be transported separately from the base unit, and may be used to store tools and other accessories. In one embodiment of the container system, each base unit latch comprises a resilient latch member connected to the base unit. The resilient latch member is biased into a lock position to engage a lock engagement portion on an associated one of the containers. The resilient latch member may be movable against the bias to a release position wherein the associated container is able to be removed from the associated container receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Chi Huang
  • 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: 8662328
    Abstract: An interconnecting container system is described. Each container has a rounded rectangular parallelepiped body with four symmetrical sidewalls, a rounded square base and a rounded square top. An elongated sidewall slot is provided on each sidewall, the slot has a surrounding lip thereby creating an internal edge recess. The sidewall slot has an open end and an adjoining closed end. The adjoining closed end is centrally disposed along a transversal axis of the rectangular sidewall. A similarly constructed elongated base slot is provided on the base. The adjoining closed end of the base slot is centrally disposed on the square base. A neck is centrally provided on the top and extends from the top, it has a surrounding rim and an opening thereon. The rim of the neck and the internal recess of the base slot and the sidewall slot are dimensioned and shaped for sliding and interconnecting engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: 9224-9838 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Boisvert
  • Patent number: 8640487
    Abstract: A refreezable container for storage of perishable and/or temperature-sensitive items is described herein. A bottom surface, contiguous with one or more side surfaces is provided, each surface having an interior cavity at least partially filled with refreezable material, usable to retain contents within the container at a temperature less than ambient temperature. The bottom surface includes a lower groove therein. The side surfaces include a lip adapted for secure engagement for an upper object, which can include a top cover having a complementary groove, or the lower groove of an adjacent refreezable container, allowing multiple containers, with or without top covers, to be nested for storage or transport, and allowing multiple covered containers, or top covers independent of containers, to be stacked and nested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Adan Francisco Chapa
  • Publication number: 20140014653
    Abstract: A packing box (1, 2) with a bottom wall (15) and adjoining side and end walls (3-8) and at least one closure lid (9, 10) is provided. Several roughly identical packing boxes (1, 2) may be joined to each other at their mutually adjacent side walls (4, 5) and may swivel about a breakable film hinge (17) and at least one breakable connection cam (14) spanning the film hinge which is arranged between the mutually adjoining side walls (4, 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Roesler
  • Patent number: 8602217
    Abstract: A container assembly that includes a first container, a second container and a latch arrangement movable between a latched position and an unlatched position is provided. The first container has a first container portion having a first opening into a first interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a first cover for closing the first opening. The second container has a second container portion having a second opening into a second interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a second cover for closing the second opening. The latch arrangement, when in the latched position, is constructed and arranged to connect the first container portion to the second container portion. The latch arrangement is positioned and configured such that when it connects the first container portion to the second container portion, the first opening and the second opening face opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Patent number: 8573400
    Abstract: A thermoformed container system with a tray and a lid mounted on the tray, that includes special structures to help two or more containers to stand on their bottom edges when nested together, even though each individual container would be too unstable to stand in isolation. Alternative embodiments of the invention include a product case pack comprising at least two containers with product inside each container, and a method of retail sales display of two or more containers, where the containers are adapted to stand on their bottom edges when nested together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Plastic Ingenuity, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. LaMasney
  • Patent number: 8544141
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cleaning cart system of the invention includes a reservoir assembly, an upwardly extending handle releasably connectable to the reservoir assembly, and at least two modular cleaning bins. The reservoir assembly includes a liquid reservoir and an integral wheeled chassis. The liquid reservoir includes a circumferential sidewall and an integral top wall, with the top wall including a plurality of openings. The two modular cleaning bins may be: positioned within the liquid reservoir; positioned on the liquid reservoir top wall with a leg of one bin positioned in one of the top-wall openings, and with a leg of the other bin positioned in another of the top-wall plurality of openings; and alternatively releasably interconnected to one another in a side-by-side orientation, with one of the bins supported on the upwardly extending handle by one or more of a plurality of handle brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kaivac, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Kyde, David W. Lloyd, John T. Richter, Robert S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8540105
    Abstract: An easily openable metal can largely openable in the arranged state of two sheet metal-made cans in series. A means such as a projection for opening the drinking mouth of another can is formed at the lower part of a can body, and a break line and a means for guiding the means such as the projection are formed at the upper part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Norio Yasui
  • Patent number: 8523006
    Abstract: The structurally reinforced container includes a base having a bottom, side walls, corners and a top peripheral edge defining an open top end. A number of ridges are formed in at least one of the side walls and corners. The ridges are in the configuration of at least one arch that has an apex where the apex of the at least one arch is proximal to the open top end of the base. A lid resides in communication with the top peripheral edge of the base to releasably close the top end of the base. The integrated arches provide reinforcement to the base of the container to increase top load resistance without increasing the thickness of the material used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: EasyPak LLC
    Inventor: Marco Tulio Barbier
  • Patent number: 8505729
    Abstract: A container constructed and arranged to be connected to at least one other container. The container has a container portion, a cover, and a latch member movable between a first position and a second position. A retaining member on the container portion is engageable with the latch member. In the first position, the latch member engages the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position. In the second position, the latch member is engageable with a container portion of the other container to connect the containers. The latch member is pivotally movable in a clockwise and counterclockwise manner. The latch member can be pivoted upwards to the second position to engage the other container and the latch member can be pivoted downwards to the first position to engage the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Patent number: 8490810
    Abstract: A method of merchandising a modular home storage container system includes providing a plurality of individual groups of containers adapted for use on standardized shelving. Each container has side walls extending upwardly from a bottom wall to an open top and a removable lid. The containers, in each group, have a uniform length which correlates with one of the shelving depths, a uniform width to provide a uniform footprint size to accommodate the use of a single size lid and a plurality of different heights to allow a consumer to optimize the use of the available shelf height space. The heights of the containers are graduated so that the overall height of two stacked shorter containers will approximate the height of a taller container. Preferably a chart correlating the lengths of the individual groups of containers with standard shelving depths is available at the display site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Snapware Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Lown
  • Patent number: 8444000
    Abstract: A paint tray includes a cavity defined by a bottom wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a first end wall, and a second sloping end wall. Each of the first side wall, second side wall, first end wall, and second sloping end wall inclines upwardly and outwardly from the bottom wall. The cavity terminates at a top edge. The paint tray also includes a top tray rim adjacent the top edge of the cavity, a perimeter rim that inclines downwardly and outwardly from the top tray rim, a handle disposed at an edge of the perimeter rim proximate each end wall, and a leg panel extending downwardly and outwardly from each of a first side and a second side of the perimeter rim proximate the second sloping end wall. The leg panel has a bottom edge that is co-planar with the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Bercom International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Bergman, Christopher M. Bergman, Matthew V. Leyden, Jeffrey B. Waffensmith, Jeffrey T. Given
  • Patent number: 8439196
    Abstract: A food storage container system including a plurality of food containers and a tray is provided. Each food container includes a container body defining an interior space for holding a product therein and a lid configured to open and close the interior space. The container body is formed from a material including a silicone elastomer. The tray includes a plurality of holders. Each holder defines a recess sized and shaped to removably hold one container of the plurality of containers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Handi-Craft Company
    Inventors: Bernard J. Kemper, Charles H. Miller, Janine Berger
  • Publication number: 20130112687
    Abstract: A tube trailer containing a gas comprising from 35 to 92.5 vol % of molecular fluorine. A semiconductor manufacturing plant having a gas supply system wherein such tube trailer is connected to the gas supply system of the semiconductor manufacturing plant. A method for supplying a gas comprising using such tube trailer to transport gas from a gas manufacturing site to a user site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Marcello Riva, Stefan Mross, Thomas Schwarze
  • Patent number: 8434632
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide stackable meal trays for use in transporting and heating meal casseroles in an induction oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Aziz Boubeddi, Paul Merrill
  • Patent number: 8393485
    Abstract: There is provided a food container for use in freeze storage of a food portion. The food container comprises a body defining a compartment for receipt of the food portion; a sealing lid for reversible sealing of the compartment; and provided to the body, one or more connectors, each connector arranged for reversible mating connection to a mating connector provided to a second body of a second similar food container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Max Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Morris Gold, Daniel Jason Tyler
  • Patent number: 8353417
    Abstract: A multi-purpose floatable container includes a casing, a cap, at least one linkage disc, and at least one buckling bolt. The casing has four corners and each corner has a linking groove, an upper hole, an upper enlarged hole, and a lower hole. The at least one linkage disc is partially and respectively inserted into at least one of the linking grooves. Each one of the at least one linkage disc has four connecting orifices longitudinally defined through the linkage disc. Each one of the at least one buckling bolt is inserted into the top hole of one of the corners, the upper hole, the connecting orifice, and the lower hole for fixing the cap on the casing. The container can be utilized as a single unit for storing objects in the casing. Multiple containers can also be assembled to form a floating platform for diversified purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Pin-Chien Wu
  • Publication number: 20130008814
    Abstract: A moulding for accommodating and fixing rectangular-outline storage containers, wherein an accommodating surface of the moulding covers an even-numbered multiple of the area covered by the container surface, and in each case two containers are arranged adjacent to one another such that their facing side walls are located symmetrically in relation to the short centre longitudinal axis of the moulding. The underside of the moulding is directed away from the accommodating surface and is provided, along the course of the center longitudinal axis, with an encompassing groove which brings together the facing side walls of two adjacent storage containers arranged beneath the moulding and of which the side peripheries extend into the respective container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: GEORG UTZ HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Axel Ritzberger, Ruediger Koehler
  • Patent number: 8348091
    Abstract: Provided are plate designs that enable a user to hold a plate in one hand, together with a drinking cup in the same hand. The subject designs find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate and a drinking cup simultaneously. The subject designs also find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate securely, in the presence or absence of a drinking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: John Zox
  • Publication number: 20120279960
    Abstract: A TSA-compliant accessory kit facilitates the carry-on of approved liquids for air travel. The kit contains clear, three ounce plastic bottles. Each bottle has a secured cap with large grips in different colors and with raised symbols for ease of distinction. The bottles and caps are housed in a closely tailored, quart-sized, zippered transparent bag with adhesive decals and a permanent marker pen for labeling the bottles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: PakUrDerm Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Michael Herndon, Patricia Eloise Herndon, Jacob Christopher Vanbecelaere, Roy Paul Prosise, Charles Daniel Girouard
  • Patent number: 8272531
    Abstract: A set of handles is provided for gripping a first cooking culinary article that includes a first container, and a second cooking culinary article that includes a second container. These containers can be stacked in a stationary stacked position. Each handle includes a stud and/or a housing defined at least partly by a hollow zone of the handle, and a locking protrusion adapted to engage a reception zone and/or a reception zone adapted to engage a locking protrusion. The housing and/or stud of the first handle can engage with the housing and/or stud of the second handle for holding the containers superimposed in the stationary stacked position in which the first container does not contact the second container. The locking protrusion and/or reception zone of the first handle can engage with the locking protrusion and/or reception zone of the second handle, with the locking protrusion located along a vertical wall of the stud, and the reception zone located along a vertical wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventors: Pascal Cuillery, Stéphane Plichon, Guy Magnouloux, Jean-Francois Brasset
  • Patent number: 8201699
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a water or soda bottle or vessel which is designed to allow for the bottle to interconnect with other bottles of similar design and standard dimensions to form useful second use products. A recess in the lower surface of the bottle receives the neck of another storage bottle. There are recesses perpendicular to the vertical axis of the bottle capable of receiving the mating side recess of another storage bottle. There are two such recesses on each storage bottle, one on each side of the bottle, parallel to each other. This allows for a bottle positioned on its side perpendicular to a vertically positioned bottle to be used to connect two vertically perpendicular storage bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Zummo, Matthew John Naples
  • Patent number: 8191718
    Abstract: Various aspects include a rack module comprising a side including one or more receptacles. A receptacle may include a contact surface shaped to receive a container. A rack module may include one or more engagement features operable to removably attach the rack module to another rack module having complementary engagement features. The other rack module may also have a side including one or more receptacles, and the attached rack modules may commonly orient their respective receptacles such that the containers received therein may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Scientific Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Hovatter
  • Patent number: 8191910
    Abstract: A container assembly, comprises a container, at least one compartment constructed and arranged to be carried by the container, a plurality of extendable legs operatively connected with the container, and a lock assembly. The at least one compartment is configurable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The plurality of extendable legs support the container at a selected height. The lock assembly locks the legs and hence the container at the selected height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Eitan Landau, Amir Katz
  • Patent number: 8162169
    Abstract: A paint tray includes a cavity defined by a bottom wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a first end wall, and a second sloping end wall. Each of the first side wall, second side wall, first end wall, and second sloping end wall inclines upwardly and outwardly from the bottom wall. The cavity terminates at a top edge. The paint tray also includes a top tray rim adjacent the top edge of the cavity, a perimeter rim that inclines downwardly and outwardly from the top tray rim, a handle disposed at an edge of the perimeter rim proximate each end wall, and a leg panel extending downwardly and outwardly from each of a first side and a second side of the perimeter rim proximate the second sloping end wall. The leg panel has a bottom edge that is co-planar with the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Bercom International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Bergman, Christopher M. Bergman, Matthew V. Leyden, Jeffrey B. Waffensmith, Jeffrey T. Given
  • Publication number: 20120061391
    Abstract: The invention encompasses packaging and cooling methods and systems designed to improve cooling efficiencies, reduce damage to the contents of containers, and increase product packing density. A system of the present invention incorporates baskets loaded into trays and trays loaded in preferred configurations on a pallet. The trays are loaded with baskets arranged in the tray so that ventilation slots and/or channels of the baskets are aligned with tray ventilation openings. Nine (9) trays are loaded onto a standard pallet in a 3 by 3 configuration. Additionally, the trays are arranged so that the tray ventilation openings are in alignment with ventilation openings of other trays of the same layer. This 3 by 3 layer of trays comprises a so-called “nine-down” configuration. As will be discussed below, his configuration has some surprising cooling advantageous standard packaging configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SAMBRAILO PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Sambrailo, William K. Sambrailo, Mark Sambrailo, Anthony Cadiente
  • Patent number: 8087527
    Abstract: A container system for containing a product. The container system includes a primary container containing a primary product and at least one secondary container containing a secondary product. The secondary container is releasably connected to the primary container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Herman Johnson
  • Patent number: 8047392
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present disclosure, a liquid container generally includes a base member, an annular sidewall member, a neck member, a spout, and a handle. The annular sidewall member is attached to and extends upwardly from the base member. The neck member couples the annular sidewall member to the spout. The base member has a recessed portion that extends upwardly into the container such that the base member may rest upon the neck member of another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dean Intellectual Property Services II, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Eiten, Matthew J. Simpson
  • Patent number: 8006854
    Abstract: A container for mounting on the neck of a bottle or other vessel having an annular abutment surface thereon, the container including a wall formed of two or more wall sections and an opening formed in the wall for receiving the neck of the vessel. The two wall sections are joined together by a frangible seal which allows the customer to open the container in a controlled manner, thereby reducing the risk of damage to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: The Snap Organisation USA Inc.
    Inventor: James Waugh
  • Patent number: 7918423
    Abstract: An antenna support, including a top transit case stacked upon a bottom transit case and an antenna mounting surface stacked upon the top transit case. The bottom transit case, the top transit case and the antenna mounting surface retained by a plurality of turnbuckle(s), each of the turnbuckle(s) coupling between a respective attachment point of the bottom transit case and the antenna mounting surface. A length of the turnbuckle(s) adjustable to clamp the top transit case against the bottom transit case and the antenna mounting surface against the top transit case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: ASC Signal Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Haight
  • Patent number: 7832585
    Abstract: The invention encompasses methods and systems loading trays with nine packaging containers. First and second cutouts are arranged on opposite ends of the tray and an approximate dimension of about 16 inches by about 20 inches. Each container has a lid connected to a body with a hinge and securable using latches. The closed lid defines at least two horizontal ventilation slots between the lid and body and at opposite ends of the container. Each container holding about 1 lb of contents with substantially vertical sidewalls. The nine containers are arranged in the tray in three columns of three containers aligning the ventilation slots of the containers with ventilation slots of other containers as well as with the tray ventilation cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sambrailo Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Sambrailo
  • Patent number: 7798346
    Abstract: A sports bottle with concentrate cup removably coupled thereto by a female coupling ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Leona I. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7780026
    Abstract: A stackable container includes top and bottom surfaces; opposing side surfaces; opposing end surfaces; and interlock mechanisms on at least one of 1) the top and bottom surfaces, 2) the opposing side surfaces and 3) the opposing end surfaces. Because of the interlock mechanisms, a plurality of the containers may be stacked and shipped, such as on a pallet, without the use of support bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Edward S. Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20100122984
    Abstract: A packing box for an electronic product to protect an electronic product from external impact. The packing box includes a first packing unit to pack an upper part of the product, a second packing unit passing through the first packing unit and joined to a lower part of the first packing unit, to pack a middle part of the product, and a third packing unit passing through the first and second packing units and joined to a lower part of the second packing unit, to pack a lower part of the product. The packing box is readily disassembled and allows the product to be easily repacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Jun Kim, Young Chal Heo, Yun Taeg Gong, Jung Hyeon Kim
  • Publication number: 20100065563
    Abstract: An integrated food and condiment holder having at least one condiment holder attached to a side of the integrated food and condiment holder. The condiment extends from the side of the integrated food and condiment holder when in use. When not in use, the condiment holder is collapsible such that one integrated food and condiment holder may be stacked with another one for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: John Holcombe Lanou
  • Patent number: 7644828
    Abstract: A container has an open top end and a closed bottom end. A chamber is provided between the top and bottom ends. The top end is formed as a neck. The bottom end is formed as a recess. The neck and recess are essentially cylindrical. The neck and recess have a common axis and an essentially common length and diameter. The recess is adapted to receive a neck of another similarly configured bottle/container system. The neck is adapted to be coupled to a recess of another similarly configured bottle/container system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Steven Klein