Arrangements Of Plural Receptacles Patents (Class 220/23.83)
  • Patent number: 10441071
    Abstract: A travel tray and container system includes a base having a cylinder for receiving a beverage container and a tray having a tray shape extending in a horizontal plane to bisect the cylinder to define an upper cylinder and a lower cylinder eccentrically disposed within the horizontal plane. The lower cylinder is dimensioned to closely fit within a cup-holder. The tray has a vertical wall extending around its perimeter, where the upper cylinder and the vertical wall define a tray retention volume having an eccentric cut-out region corresponding to the cylinder. A removable insert has a shape that fits within the tray retention volume, the insert having upper edges configured for attachment of a container-sealing lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PIERPOINT, INC.
    Inventor: Ried Floco
  • Patent number: 10405624
    Abstract: The carrier includes a base having a bottom surface that extends upward to a peripheral edge. A stiff but flexible bag body having a pair of opposed sides and a pair of opposed ends is fastened to the peripheral edge and projects upward to a rim. A removable handle assembly extends across the carrier and is fastened to the ends of the carrier between a stepped bracket and a D-ring plate. The body defines an interior of the carrier. A divisible receptacle defining a cavity extends between the ends of the carrier and includes a plurality of guides protruding into the cavity. A moveable partition insert defining a chamber and including a plurality of tracks compatible with the guides is received by the receptacle. The insert can be placed into more than one position within the receptacle, thereby creating customizable and separate compartments within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Veto Pro Pac, LLC
    Inventor: Roger Brouard
  • Patent number: 10286543
    Abstract: Truck toolboxes are disclosed. Methods of making and using truck toolboxes are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Elliott Haun, James Gregory Hitson
  • Patent number: 10274249
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes: a cabinet having a cabinet liner; a partition plate assembly disposed in the cabinet liner and configured to partition an inner space of the cabinet liner into a plurality of compartments spaced apart from one another; and a door having a door liner, mounted to the cabinet, and configured to open or close the plurality of compartments simultaneously, in which the door liner is configured to be sealingly fitted with the partition plate assembly so as to isolate the plurality of compartments hermetically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD., HEFEI MIDEA REFRIGERATOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junze Wang
  • Patent number: 10271672
    Abstract: A food storage container is disclosed. The food storage container has a one or more water tight compartments. The food storage container can have an insulated component that can maintain food at substantially constant temperature over a relatively long period of time. The insulated component can be secured to the food storage container with a securing insert that prevents the insulated component from moving or rotating when in use. The insulated component can be removed. The insulated component can have a lid with an opening lever feature that makes it easy for users to open the lid. The food storage container can have a removable divider that can be used to create a plurality of smaller compartments. The food storage container can have a latch and hinge assembly to close the lid and tray. The food storage container can have an integral handle to provide a carrying solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Omielife, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Yen, Lucas Menanix, Robin Bigio
  • Patent number: 10005589
    Abstract: A two-in-one drinking vessel having a body portion with a sidewall forming an outer compartment, and an inner compartment disposed within the outer compartment. The inner compartment may be fixedly or removably attached to the body, or attached to a lid. Each of the compartments may be open at the top and may have a threaded upper portion by which the lid can be attached. The outside of the lid may sealably attach to the outer compartment, and a fluid passage on the inside of the lid may sealably attach to the inner compartment. At least two orifices having closures, one connected to the outer compartment and one connected to the fluid passage, may be disposed on the lid, which may allow a user to drink from the outer compartment out of one orifice and the inner compartment out of another orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Marjaneh Shakeri Clark
  • Patent number: 9867306
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of being configured flexibly with modules of different specifications includes: a main body having a slot opening formed at the front of the main body and communicated with a slot space in the main body, slot rails disposed on at least one sidewall of the slot space of the main body and module slots communicated with the slot rails respectively; and a modular device, including electronic modules, each having at least one module rail slidably coupled to the slot rail. The module slots in the slot space are configured to be corresponsive to the module spaces respectively, and the module spaces serve as plug-in spaces for installing the electronic module and the module spaces are communicated with one another. The electronic device provides module application spaces for multifunctional applications and installing and applying modules of different specifications flexibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Trusted Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Kuang Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 9790021
    Abstract: Detachable container for strawberries which allows the transport, storage, presentation and consumption of the fruit in optimum conditions and with minimum handling from harvesting until consumption, formed by the joining through fitting by pressure between triangular cross-sectional-shaped cavities and protuberances of a base and a lid respectively, the base having cells to house the individual pieces of fruit. The number and the size of cells depend on the characteristics of the strawberries that they must contain. The container may be separated into up to four sub-units by simple pulling along diagonal tear lines, and it has retracting handles on its sides to facilitate its transport, as well as a central orifice to thread the containers on a vertical rod in the point-of-sale and obtain a more attractive presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Donana 1998, S.L.
    Inventor: Manuel Matos Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9737085
    Abstract: A multi-component package is provided which enables simultaneous heat cooking of a food product which does not require a long cooking time and a food product which requires a longer cooking time. The multi-component package includes a lower container including a bottomed, lower container main body for containing a first food product. The container further includes an upper container including an upper container main body for containing a second filled food product. A flange of the lower container main body and a flange of the upper container main body are engaged with each other so that the lower container and the upper container are combined integrally. A vapor vent is provided in a lower container lid material, whereby water vapor generated upon heating of the first food product heats the second food product in the upper container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kathryn Marie Birchmeier, Paul Andrew Cogley, Noriko Sakamoto, Koji Otsuka, Takashi Kado
  • Patent number: 9693655
    Abstract: Pan support apparatus and associated methods. A pan is removably receivable in at least one pan storage space of the pan storage apparatus. A cover is supported in the pan storage space for covering an open top of the pan. The cover is removably supported in the pan storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Duke Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Steven Shei, Ralph Macy, Douglas M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9663892
    Abstract: A laundry washing machine includes an outer casing, a washing tub arranged inside the casing directly facing a laundry loading/unloading opening realized in a front wall of the casing, a rotatable drum arranged in an axially rotating manner inside the washing tub and structured for receiving the laundry to be washed, a detergent dispenser which is housed inside the casing between the washing tub and the top wall of the casing and is structured for feeding into the washing tub a detergent, softener and/or other washing agent mixed with fresh water arriving from the water mains, and a water softening device which is arranged inside the boxlike casing and is structured for reducing the hardness degree of the fresh water supplied to the washing tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Maurizio Del Pos, Daniele Favaro, Andrea Zattin
  • Patent number: 9567158
    Abstract: A device for commercial waste collection has a first container and a second container. A lid covers the first container. A first pair of lifting sleeves is attached to side surfaces of the first container for lifting the first container. A second pair of lifting sleeves is attached to side surfaces of the second container and positioned below the first pair of lifting sleeves. A third pair of lifting sleeves is attached to the side surfaces of the first container and aligned with the second pair of lifting sleeves. The second pair of lifting sleeves and the third pair of lifting sleeves are used together to lift both the first container and the second container together. A latching mechanism is provided for preventing opening of the lid when lifting both the first container and the second container together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hybrid Containers, LLC
    Inventors: David Bennett, James A. Spahn, Steven D. Veatch
  • Patent number: 9439525
    Abstract: A cup includes two compartments in a unitary structure: an upper compartment that holds the liquid drink and a lower compartment that has a configured slot to slide onto the edge of a plate. The upper compartment has an open top-end and a closed bottom-end just like any other cup. The open top-end is larger than the closed bottom-end so as to permit stacking multiple cups together. The lower compartment is connected below the closed bottom-end of the first compartment. The second compartment defines a configured slot or cut-out that is shaped to receive the edge of a plate and contact the bottom of the plate. The cut-out starts with a wide slot at the wall of the cup that transitions to a narrow slot within the cup. The narrow slot is intended for the edge of the plate. The wider slot contacts the bottom of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Altman
  • Patent number: 9242757
    Abstract: A system for catching and containing a spill of a liquid from a rail tank car consisting of a series of catch pans attached end-to-end and placed between the rails of a railroad track is provided. The end walls of each catch pan are shorter than its side walls, with the catch pans located at either end of the series having an end wall extension attached to raise the height of the end wall to that of the side walls. A sealing gasket is placed between adjacent catch pans, and at least one opening extends through the end walls and the sealing gasket between adjacent catch pans. A drain is located in the bottom of at least one of the catch pans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald R. Martin, Zachary W. Butterworth, Joel R. Dicks
  • Patent number: 9159249
    Abstract: A system for facilitating preparation of medication doses comprising a container of for receiving a quantity of medication, the container having color bands extending circumferentially therearound to facilitate preparing medication doses, each color band corresponding to a predetermined dosage of medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Ferrara
  • Patent number: 9126744
    Abstract: A container for containing and/or suppressing a fire may include a floor, a roof, and at least one wall associating the floor and the roof. The at least one wall may define an opening configured to provide access to the interior of the container. The container may further include at least one panel configured to close the opening. At least one of the floor, the roof, the at least one wall, and the at least one panel may include an intumescent material substantially covering an interior surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Peltz, Arthur J. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 9090393
    Abstract: A collective vertical tank has a plurality of tanks and stabilizing and weight-distributing connectors. The connectors are adjustable to provide an adjustable footprint of the collective tank. A stabilizing and weight-distributing connector for vertical hydraulic tanks includes a first connecting member attached to a first vertical tank and extending away therefrom, and a second connecting member attached to a second vertical tank and extending away therefrom. The second connecting member defines a central passage adapted to receive the first connecting member therein. A locking mechanism secures the first connecting member within the second connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Vertical Tank, Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Ellis, Travis Ellis
  • Patent number: 9079087
    Abstract: An adapter device that enables smaller drinking cups to fit within larger drinking cups by adjusting the circumference of the smaller cups at or near the small cup rim. Alternately, a sleeve on the smaller cup sidewall allows it to rest nearly flush inside a larger cup for multi-levels of alcohol consumption. These devices can be removed for reuse and/or collected during game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Gary P. Topolosky
  • Publication number: 20150144627
    Abstract: A vessel can include a longitudinally extending body that includes a bottom, a top, an opening at the top, an internal cavity accessible via the opening and at least one external recess that includes an arced shape to accommodate an accessory. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Madison Smith, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 9033181
    Abstract: A baking device for baking and cooling baked goods includes a rectangular baking pan formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom pan surfaces, including indentations positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom pan surface as standoffs. The baking device also includes a complementary rectangular cooling rack formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom rack surfaces, including indentations or depressions formed in the baking rack surface and positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom cooling rack surface and a plurality of small gauge holes. Dimensions of the cooling rack and baking pan are ensure that the cooling rack seats snugly in the baking pan so that the bottom cooling rack surface contacts and presses against the baking pan surface in an assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Feriola, George McConnell Davison, III, Peter Arthur Meier, Jason Reed Rogge, Colin Derek Curry, Matthew David McClatchey
  • Publication number: 20150129437
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stack of individually separable packages for a plurality of contact lenses, each individual lens being packaged between a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is provided by a first one of the individually separable packages and the second surface is provided by a second one of the individually separable packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Contact Lens Precision Laboratories Ltd.
    Inventors: John CLAMP, Richard NEWELL
  • Publication number: 20150128810
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a growler, which may include a cap that may include an a sealing means such as an o-ring, and a container defining a cavity and having a neck portion constructed and arranged to mechanically engage and sealing close the cavity when the cap is connected to the container. A method may include providing a growler, filling the growler with a fermentable liquid, sealing the growler, and fermenting the liquid within the sealed growler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Deep Wood Brew Products, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Lehman
  • Publication number: 20150129589
    Abstract: A container (12), for the meterable dispensing of a fluid, includes a first closable reservoir (10), for a first fluid, that can be connected by means of a connection device (13) with a separate, second, closable reservoir (11) to establish a system. The connection device (13) has an insertion base (15) and an insertion groove (14) for each closable reservoir (11). The insertion base (15) of the first reservoir (10) is insertable into the insertion groove (14) of the second reservoir (11) and the insertion base (15) of the second reservoir (11) into the insertion groove (14) of the first reservoir (10). The insertion base (15) of the first reservoir acts as a stop for the insertion base (15) of the second reservoir (11) and the insertion base (15) of the second reservoir (11) acts as a stop for the insertion base (15) of the first reservoir (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Michael ESSLER, Sasan HABIBI-NAINI
  • Patent number: 9023290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for a contact lens storage solution, in particular having contact lenses in said contact lens storage solution. The container has a vessel (14), which has a filling opening (20), and a first closing element (24), which can be attached to the vessel (14) and which closes the filling opening (20). The first closing element (24) has a gas supply channel (42) for a cleaning and/or sterilizing gas, which extends from at least one inlet (40) on an outer face of the first closing element (24) to at least one outlet (48) on an inner face of the first closing element (24) facing the interior of the vessel (14). On the outer face of the first closing element, said first closing element (24) has at least one venting opening (50) for the escape of gas from the vessel (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Albert Sturm, Yves Nold
  • Publication number: 20150115024
    Abstract: Improved produce containers, systems and method for packing and shipping the same, utilize containers that are smaller and have a lower Box Declared Weight than industry-standard banana boxes. The improved system comprises improved containers and an industry-standard sized banana pallet, which allows for a relatively higher weight of bananas to be shipped, while providing effective means to vary ventilation and temperature of the bananas, particularly those that are near the center of the pallet load. The method allows for reduced handling, and as a result, reduced bruising and scarring of bananas, while improving working conditions for those handling the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Claudio FINOL, Francisco RODRIGUEZ, Arnoldo LAGOS
  • Patent number: 9016495
    Abstract: A trash storage method for a package of goods which attaches a layer of material to a package thereby providing a volume for storing trash generated from the goods as the goods are removed from the package and consumed or used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gary William Norton
  • Publication number: 20150108122
    Abstract: A selectable volume container for dispensing an article includes a surrounding sidewall with a first end portion and an opposing second end portion with the sidewall having an interior. Further included is an element having an outer periphery, wherein the outer periphery is slidably engaged to the sidewall interior inner surface such that the element dispenses the article form the interior. Also included in the selectable volume container is a planar member that is affixed to the outer periphery on one end and extends outside the interior on the other end. Operationally on the selectable volume container the article is disposed within the interior and in contact with the element, wherein a manual pulling of the planar member results in the element moving with the article being transported from the interior toward an external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald C. Jimdar, Glen D. Brown
  • Patent number: 9010809
    Abstract: An oil storage tank includes a hydraulic oil tank configured to store hydraulic oil, a fuel oil tank configured to store fuel oil, a breather valve disposed on the hydraulic oil tank, and a breather hose connected to the breather valve. The hydraulic oil tank includes a first facing face facing the fuel oil tank. The fuel oil tank includes a second facing face facing the hydraulic oil tank. The second facing face has a fuel-oil-tank adjacent face and a fuel-oil-tank sloped face. The fuel-oil-tank adjacent face extends along the hydraulic oil tank. The fuel-oil-tank sloped face is connected to the fuel-oil-tank adjacent face and slopes relative to the fuel-oil-tank adjacent face so as to be away from the hydraulic oil tank. The breather hose is disposed along the fuel-oil-tank sloped face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Nishiyama, Ryouji Shiota, Jun Yonehara
  • Patent number: 9010074
    Abstract: A method of using a packaging unit with a selected beverage container comprises obtaining a packaging unit having a receiving chamber for popcorn or the like and a square pocket coupled to the outside of the receiving chamber, a lower end portion of the pocket having one or more strip-shaped wall sections; selecting either a conical beverage cup or a beverage bottle; configuring the pocket based on the configuration of the selected beverage container; and inserting the selected beverage container into the correspondingly configured pocket, wherein in a first configuration, the conical beverage cup is held in a clamp seat, or in a second pocket configuration the beverage bottle is supported on a partial bottom support member formed by the strip-shaped wall sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: PCO Group GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lemke, Bernhard Wettlaufer
  • Publication number: 20150102028
    Abstract: A core provides a form for rolling an accessory around it. The accessory wrapped around the core may include a mat. The core includes a bottle and a container, utilizing what would otherwise be a void at the center of a rolled up mat for storage. The bottle and container may have twist-off lids which form resealable closures. The bottle and container may also couple with one another via opposing reverse threads at the bottom of each of the bottle and container. The twist-off lids may also include connection points for a carry-strap, the carry-strap including a buckle for adjusting the length of the carry-strap to make it a yoga stretching-strap. The mat includes elastic bands through grommets at an end of the mat. The bands are tensioned to secure the core when it is rolled inside the mat via the bands being wrapped around the rolled-up mat and core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: BUCKY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Carrasca, Jasmine Reese, Jason Woodrow
  • Publication number: 20150102027
    Abstract: A core provides a form for rolling an accessory around it. The accessory wrapped around the core may include a mat. The core includes a bottle and a container, utilizing what would otherwise be a void at the center of a rolled up mat for storage. The bottle and container may have twist-off lids which form resealable closures. The bottle and container may also couple with one another via opposing reverse threads at the bottom of each of the bottle and container. The twist-off lids may also include connection points for a carry-strap, the carry-strap including a buckle for adjusting the length of the carry-strap to make it a yoga stretching-strap. The mat includes elastic bands through grommets at an end of the mat. The bands are tensioned to secure the core when it is rolled inside the mat via the bands being wrapped around the rolled-up mat and core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Bucky, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Carrasca, Jasmine Reese, Jason Woodrow
  • Publication number: 20150096981
    Abstract: A box is positioned and fastened in the interspace (40) between four cups of a food pack (P), the four cups (4) being arranged in two adjacent rows (R1, R2). The box body (1) is provided with two ends respectively having an end cover (2a), wherein at least one said end cover (2a) is provided with protruding parts (3) at its edges. The box, which is positioned in a staggered manner with respect to the cups, can be fastened to the multi-joint packing cups without the help of external means and is used for loading small articles, such as spoons and little gifts for promotion. The box is adapted to various kinds of multi-joint packing cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Bo Yu
  • Patent number: 8998020
    Abstract: An inner container is to be installed inside an outer container, the inner container including a jointed portion configured to joint a jointing portion formed in the outer container to prevent the inner container from being separated from the outer container when the inner container is installed in the outer container; and a second engaging portion engaged with a first engaging portion formed in the outer container and configured to prevent the inner container from rotating relative to the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Sato, Kenji Oohashi, Yoshikazu Matsumiya
  • Publication number: 20150090712
    Abstract: The current invention comprises fractionally proportioned, nesting containers with a banded, carrying element. Said containers hold liquids, such as carbonated soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, teas, water, etc., in addition to non-liquid goods, ranging from dry recipe ingredients to personal hygiene products. The individual bottles can be manufactured out of glass, metals, alloys and various plastics and sizes of the individual bottles, in the nested unit, are not limited. Container contents determine the fractional proportions of unit and bottle sizes therewith. Said unit accommodates the end user with prepackaged quantities of contents. The configuration of the current invention, permits the end user(s) desiring the same product, within the bottles of said unit, the option to open them separately, in order to sustain freshness of unopened portion(s), further allowing end user to exercise a level of control with regards to amount of product consumption and variety of the contents thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Cynthia Washington
  • Publication number: 20150083718
    Abstract: Laundry hampers are disclosed that are front loading, in that they permit removal and replacement of individual laundry bags without requiring the bags to be raised significantly in order to remove the laundry bags from a supporting frame. Removable laundry bags are supported, at least in part, by support members, such as front vertical posts having cupped or saddle-shaped supports disposed atop the vertical posts. As a result, the requirement for a top front horizontal bar of the frame is eliminated, permitting the laundry bags to be removed and replaced in position using a substantially horizontal direction of movement. This, in turn, provides ergonomic benefit, as significantly less physical effort is required to both remove and replace the laundry bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: BERTRAND BARRE, FRANCIS LEPAGE
  • Publication number: 20150083716
    Abstract: A holding device for a first container and a second container where the second container may have a upper lip and the first container may have no lower lip. The holding device may include a bottom cylinder wall to frictionally engage an upper lip of the second container. and the holding device may include a truncated cone shaped wall to frictionally engage the first container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: John Polk
  • Publication number: 20150083717
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one embodiment, relates to a packaging assembly for holding liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The packaging assembly includes a carton having side and bottom walls and an open top. A self-supporting plastic liner fits inside of the carton and is for containing liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The liner has a side wall, a closed bottom end, and an open top end having an outwardly-projecting rim. The rim has a radially-extending flange portion, and a dependent skirt portion. When the self-supporting plastic liner is inside of the carton, the dependent skirt portion of the rim hangs over the side walls of the carton. A lidding material is removeably affixed to the rim of the plastic liner. A carton lid closes off the open top of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: CDF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Sullivan, Joe Wanner, Bob Buchenen, Steve Gosling
  • Patent number: 8985657
    Abstract: A spill-proof platter apparatus is arranged to minimize spillage of items supported thereon during transport and use. The platter apparatus employs connector fixtures secured to a holder plate at one or more locations in a predetermined pattern. Receivers taking the form of beverage container braces, plates, bowls, and the like are removably engaged to the connector fixtures to locate beverage and food related items at a fixed position of the platter apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: James Arthur Burns
  • Patent number: 8985367
    Abstract: A hair dye mixing assembly comprises a bowl comprising at least one arm and an opening and at least one support member arranged about said bowl, and attached to the bowl through the bowl arm. The support members can be immovably fixed to the bowl, movably connected to the bowl to move or rotate in different directions, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Chan Soo Kim, Saerom Kim, Bumjin Kim
  • Publication number: 20150068946
    Abstract: A box for receiving a food item is provided, and the box is usable with an additional box that is also configured to receive a food item. The box includes a bottom portion, and a top portion that is hingedly connected to the bottom portion and that forms a cover. The top portion includes a top panel and a side panel connected to the top panel, and the side panel has a bendable tab formed therein. The tab is bendable to an operative position and cooperable with the additional box to link the two boxes together when the additional box is placed on top of the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Domino's IP Holder LLC
    Inventors: Meredith BAKER, Benjamin A. BANGSER, Jason EISEMAN, Jessica GLASS, James E. MCCAY, Thomas VANESLEY, Phillip WORLEY
  • Patent number: 8968647
    Abstract: A multi-layer article is provided containing a sorbent layer having a first side and a second side; a vapor permeable or microporous layer adjacent to at least a portion of at least one of the first side and second side of the sorbent layer; optionally, a second vapor permeable or microporous layer on a side of the vapor permeable or microporous layer not adjacent to the sorbent layer; optionally, a vapor impermeable layer adjacent to a portion of the sorbent layer not adjacent to the vapor permeable or microporous layer; and an active composition having at least one volatile component; wherein the sorbent layer contains the active composition, and each layer is capable of being formed into a required shape or structure; and a method for its use in treating the atmosphere of an environment such as a compartment or localized space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Julius Sämann Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Michael Fischer, Matthew Thomas Kuhn, Robert Richard Ziek, Jr., Robert St Clair Donovan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150048085
    Abstract: An article including, either: a frame having an interior cavity, and a flexible liner situated within the interior cavity; or a deformable frame having an interior cavity, as defined herein. Either frame can receive a sample, such as liquid having suspended live cells, and cooling freezes the sample to a solid sample. The solid sample can be readily ejected from the article having either a frame with the flexible liner, or the deformable frame, without extensive thawing. The solid sample can be rapidly displaced from the article by the methods and apparatus disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jessica Monique Brown, Nicholas Michael Illsley, Gregory Roger Martin, Ana Maria del Pilar Pardo, Allison Jean Tanner
  • Publication number: 20150021321
    Abstract: Storage container systems include a plurality of containers and a plurality of lids for sealing the containers. The container systems have a plurality of differently sized containers that are configured in modular sizes such that the containers can he stacked together in compact arrangements. The lids can easily he positioned on the containers to create a tight seals to the containers. When the containers are not sealed with the lids, the containers may be nested together, and the lids may be nested together. When nested together, the containers and lids take up a minimal amount of space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Craig R. Gosen, Katie M. Wazny, Jeffrey J. Zettle, Matthew N. Thurin, David P. Mather, Christopher M. Wlezien, Saad Chaudry, Martin Rathgeber
  • Publication number: 20150014312
    Abstract: A dinner plate of conventional size and shape includes within its substantially planar bottom a coaxial central region having coupling means in the form of diametrically opposing, chordal grooves that mate with the outwardly curled rim of commonly available, flexible plastic drink cups. The coupling means holds the cup snugly against the bottom of the plate, enabling a user confidently to hold both in one hand, freeing his other hand and allowing considerable acentric loading of the plate with foods. Inserting the cup rim into the grooves requires squeezing it slightly and temporarily into an oval shape. Once released, the cup's resiliency enhances the snugness of the fit and the security of the coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Michael T. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20150014311
    Abstract: A tray system used to prevent microbial pathogen contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: MATTHEW FRANK, Ryan Peloquin, Raquel Rabago
  • Patent number: 8925752
    Abstract: An exemplary modular cooler system is provided that includes couplings that may, in one embodiment, be implemented as integrated or interfaced receptacles and corresponding inserts that allow accessory items to couple with an insulated compartment, which may be referred to as a “wet box”, and used as an insulated cooler that holds ice. The accessories may include, for example, a second compartment or “dry box” for holding items that need to be kept dry, a fishing rod holder, a shelf, a cutting board, a cup holder, a chair or seating platform, one or more dollies, or virtually any needed accessory. In one embodiment the thermal properties of the insulated compartment are enhanced with the use of one or more radiant barrier members, such as one positioned adjacent the lid of the insulated compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Gulf Coast Cooler Company, LLC
    Inventor: Craig A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8915391
    Abstract: A drinkware rimming apparatus including a wetting receptacle, a cutout, and a rotatable tray having a plurality of spice receptacles. The tray is rotatable relative to the cutout (or vice-versa) to align and provide downward access to a desired spice receptacle or to the wetting receptacle. A cover may be included and the cutout can be in the cover and/or the tray. The cover can have beverage garnish compartments on a top surface thereof. The wetting receptacle can be positioned in a tray or on the cover. The cutout can be in another tray also having one or more spice receptacles and above the first-mentioned tray and rotatable independently of the lower tray. A method of applying spice to rims of drinkware is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Roxi Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Radow
  • Patent number: RE45448
    Abstract: A stackable container assembly includes a lid portion having first raised members projecting outwardly from an upper surface, at least some of the first raised members cooperatively forming first receiving areas, and a base portion coupleable to the lid portion and forming a containment space. The base portion includes second raised members projecting outwardly from a lower surface, at least some of the second raised members cooperatively forming second receiving areas being adapted to fittingly receive first raised members of a like container assembly positioned below the lower surface. And, the first receiving areas are adapted to fittingly receive second raised members of another like container assembly positioned above the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Patent number: RE46029
    Abstract: A refrigerator having an improved receiving box in contact with a cover. The refrigerator includes a first receiving box, and a cover installed to come into contact with the first receiving box and adapted to be pivotally rotated as the first receiving box is pulled out or pushed in. The first receiving box includes a sidewall having a downwardly-inclined slope with respect to a front of the first receiving box. The cover is pivotally rotated downward by movement of the cover on the downwardly-inclined slope when the first receiving box is pulled out and is pivotally rotated upward when the first receiving box is pushed in. With this configuration, the refrigerator has the effect of allowing a user to easily move food stored in a plurality of receiving spaces from one receiving space to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Man Nam, Gi Joong Jeong