Bar And Operator Removable With Closure As A Unit Patents (Class 220/251)
  • Patent number: 9878833
    Abstract: A closure system for sealing a container constructed and arranged to be mated with a container body is disclosed. The closure system comprises a fixed element and a movable closure element. With the container closure system containers may be constructed to be resealable and improve sanitary conditions of the dispensing portion, thereby allowing for easier opening and resealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: B.E. Inventive, LLC
    Inventor: Evan Ira Phillips
  • Patent number: 9394731
    Abstract: A door lock system for a debris tank is disclosed. The system includes a door, a threaded bolt projecting from the door, and a rotary actuator coupled to a head of the threaded bolt for rotating the threaded bolt. In addition, the system includes a cross member spanning the inside of the tank and a nut secured to the cross member, where the threaded bolt and nut are positioned to engage the door to pull and secure the door over an open end of the debris tank by rotating the threaded bolt into the nut using the rotary actuator. A hinge assembly is associated with the door to mount the door to a periphery of the open end of the debris tank for swinging movement of the door between an open and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Don M. Buckner
  • Patent number: 9327809
    Abstract: Provided are a salvage container and a salvaging method capable of salvaging ammunition dumped into the sea using a simple configuration while more reliably suppressing the leakage of a chemical agent from the ammunition. A salvage container includes: a container body (30); a lid (40) that blocks an opening portion of the container body (30); a gasket (70) that is formed of a compressively deformable member and that blocks a gap between an inner side surface (33) of the container body (30) and the lid (40) from the outer side in a specific direction; and a gasket presser (50) that clamps the gasket (70) between the gasket presser (50) and the lid (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Shinkai, Kiyoshi Asahina, Kenji Tamai
  • Patent number: 9322144
    Abstract: A water inflow impervious manhole cover assembly includes a molded non-metallic frame, an imperforate manhole cover and a fastening mechanism releasably interconnecting the frame and the cover. The frame includes an annular peripheral frame wall defining a cover-receiving seat with a radially inwardly extending lip having a seating surface with an annular sealing channel formed therein. The fastening mechanism includes cams rotatable relative to the frame between a locked position wherein the cams engage the frame and an unlocked position wherein the cams are disengaged from the frame for removal of the cover. An annular watertight seal is formed between a bottom planar surface of the cover and the seating surface of the frame and a gasket retained within the annular sealing channel, when the cams of the fastening mechanism are disposed in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: David Brent Sinclair
  • Patent number: 6722517
    Abstract: A container closure device comprising an engagement portion joined to but separated from a base to define a gap capable of engaging the peripheral lip or top ridge of a container and including a radially compressible spacer in the gap, a vertically movable cap or plate including a pliant sealing surface on a first side thereof located between the base and the engagement portion and a cam mechanism engaging a second surface of the cap so as to permit driving the cap and its associated pliant sealing surface against the top ridge of the container with which the gap has been engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventors: Donald Edgar Steeber, Allen Frank Steeber
  • Patent number: 6089396
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for fastening two members together with a theft resistant screw having a head with a top surface which is free of any engageable indentations or protrusions, with an independent tool means to drive the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Juraj Pozek
  • Patent number: 6053347
    Abstract: A device to be applied to the top of a metallic container after the top of the container has been completely or partially removed for the purpose of preserving the unconsumed content of the container. The device includes a planar cover adapted to be fit over the top of the container. At least one retaining device operatively connected to a lever provided with a transverse rod is used to secure hook portions of the retaining member against the top rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Inventor: Joe Fullin
  • Patent number: 5975326
    Abstract: In a waste container for containing noxious materials, wherein the container is provided with a double lid structure having an inner lid by which the container can be closed and which has a head by which the inner lid can be grasped for engagement with the outer lid which is part of a containment to which the container is attached for the transfer of noxious materials, the container consists of planar wall sections which are disposed at an angle with respect to one another such that the container has a polygonal shape whereby such containers can be stored closely adjacent one another and the container has a corresponding polygonal opening and has a lid which is also polygonal like the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Monz
  • Patent number: 5941407
    Abstract: A safety cap for pressurized containers includes a closure member (2) of the aperture (3) of the container (4) and a grip member (5) having a connecting means (6) with the closure member for removing the closure member from the aperture only when the pressure inside the container is at a preset value. A safety device (7) is adapted to slide inside the closure member (2) from a first position to a second position and vice versa, for activating and disactivating the connecting means as the pressure varies, and seal means (8) between the closure member and at least a first and a second region of the safety device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: De' Longhi S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe De' Longhi
  • Patent number: 5820090
    Abstract: A paint laden paint brush holder that is replaceably securable to an outer surface of a paint can and removably receives a cup therein which replaceably receives and holds a paint brush therein. The cup has an open top with a diameter and a closed bottom with a diameter that is less than the diameter of the open top of the cup. The holder includes a ring, a post, and securing apparatus. The ring has an outer periphery and a diameter and removably holds the cup therein. The post is fixedly secured to the ring. And, the securing apparatus replaceably secures the paint laden paint brush holder to the outer surface of the paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: William A. Nickels
  • Patent number: 5533641
    Abstract: A locking cover assembly has a cover supporting base containing an opening circumferentially surrounded by a cover seat, and a cover movable to and from a closed position on the base in which the cover engages the cover seat to close the base opening. A cover locking mechanism on the cover includes cover locking levers mounted on the inner side of the cover, and a lock actuator movable through the cover and connected to the locking members for moving the levers between cover locking positions in which the levers are extended to engage the base about the base opening and clamp the cover to the base and cover unlocking positions in which the levers are retracted from the base to permit removal of the cover from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Toby Argandona
  • Patent number: 5433333
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a closure hatch assembly for the access port of a utility pole. The access port has opposed, lateral edges and opposed, longitudinal edges. The hatch plate has a closure wall that is adapted to close the access port. The closure wall has a reverse face with laterally spaced protuberances extending outwardly therefrom. Opposed walls on the protuberances define a channel therebetween, and a bracket member is receivable within the channel. The bracket member presents longitudinally spaced bearing surfaces that are adapted operatively to engage the opposed longitudinal edges of the access port. The bracket member also has laterally spaced walls that are receivable within the channel in sufficiently close proximity with the opposed walls that define the channel in order to transfer compressive forces therebetween. A fastener releasably secures the bracket member within the channel and thereby mount the bracket assembly to the utility pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company
    Inventor: Dolard A. Martell
  • Patent number: 5291845
    Abstract: A cover plate assembly for covering an access opening formed in a boat deck includes a cover plate for covering the access opening and engaging the exposed side of the deck which frames the access opening. A resilient O-ring gasket carried on the underside of the cover plate is compressed by the cover plate against the exposed surface of the deck. The cover plate and resilient seal are held in place by a retainer bar which is inserted through the access opening and engages the hidden side of the deck on opposite sides of the access opening. The cover plate is coupled to the retainer bar by a screw fastener which has a torque shaft and a manually operable handle. The torque shaft has a threaded shank coupled in threaded engagement with the retainer bar, and the torque shaft projects through the cover plate with the handle engaging the exposed side of the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventor: Stafford J. Vallery
  • Patent number: 5255810
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a closure hatch assembly for the access port of a utility pole of the type particularly suited for supporting an electrical device and housing the electrical cables required to provide power to the electrical device. The closure hatch assembly has a hatch plate made of a composite, non-conductive material and is of such dimensions as to close the access port. A lip extends outwardly from the periphery of the closure plate to engage the exterior surface of the utility pole circumjacent the access port. A groove, or channel, is provided on the hatch plate to receive a hollow bracket member. The hollow bracket member is also made of a non-conductive composite material. When received within the channel, the bracket member has sufficient length to extend beyond the hatch plate to engage the interior surface of the utility pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company
    Inventor: Gregory S. Hosford
  • Patent number: 5167340
    Abstract: A fuel cap is disclosed which is particularly effective in not only addressing the problem of permitting reliable relief pressure, but also in providing adequate sealing for varying environmental conditions, such as extreme pressure, temperature and swelling. The cap includes a plug member having at its lower end an elastomer sealing member integrally molded into a groove that extends around the periphery of the cap. Moreover, the sealing member is uniquely oblong shaped such that with increasing internal pressure within the tank the sealing member is deformed such as to assist in the sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Shaw Aero Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Shaw
  • Patent number: 5121849
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for storing nuclear waste material. The storage apparatus is comprised of an elongated storage canister suitable for the positioning of nuclear waste material, such as spent fuel rods, therewithin. A canister cover covers one end of the storage canister, and may be maintained in an interlocking relationship with a storage canister. The canister cover may be quickly engaged with a remotely operated handling tool, and because of the interlocking engagement with the storage canister, the handling tool may be utilized to handle and reposition the entire storage canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: U.S. Tool & Die, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Ellingson, P. Kent Shaver
  • Patent number: 5004119
    Abstract: An apparatus for temporarily sealing a vent or overflow aperture provided in the upper portion of a fixture such as a wash basin, sink, bathtub or bidet so that a pneumatic or hydraulic type sewer cleanout device can be used to clear a blockage located in a sewer line downstream of the fixture by generating fluid pressure within the sewer line intermediate the blockage and the main water drain of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Augerscope, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence F. Irwin
  • Patent number: 4920747
    Abstract: The heater dump assembly comprises an inlet port; an exhaust port; and a bypass port disposed between the inlet port and the exhaust port. The bypass port may be selectively sealed with a closure assembly to route the exhaust gasses from the exhaust manifold to a muffler to reduce engine noise, or the closure assembly may be removed to allow exhaust gasses to bypass the muffler to reduce back pressure and improve engine performance. The closure assembly may be installed upon the bypass port and sealed thereon with less than one rotation of the handle. Alternately, the closure assembly may be removed from the bypass port with less than one reverse rotation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventor: Billy L. Haney
  • Patent number: 4914258
    Abstract: A cover for the access opening of utility poles is provided which has a shell dimensioned to overlie the opening. The shell has a flanged perimeter which conforms to the outside diameter of the pole. The shell is held in place by a bolt which extends through the shell and into the interior of the pole to engage a bar positioned within the pole, across the access opening. Preferably, the head of the bolt is seated within a recess in the shell to thwart unauthorized removal of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Inventor: Burt B. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4851640
    Abstract: The clamping mechanism for securing in place an electric heating element insertable through a frost plug aperture into the coolant passage in the blocks of a water cooled internal combustion engine includes a screw having a head located on the outside of a removable body member carrying the heating element, which body member is adapted to be inserted into the apertures to sealingly close it against leakage. The inner end of the screw extends freely through an opening formed in a bight portion connecting a pair of opposed side walls of a rigid yoke having a length greater than the largest dimension of the aperture and adapted to engage the inner surface of the block around the aperture and is threaded into a nut loosely captivated within the yoke by the bight portion, side walls and detents extending inwardly from the side walls and overlying the bight portion. The yoke opening is so sized and the detents are so arranged that the rigid yoke may be tilted about the screw to enter the block through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: The Budd Company
    Inventor: Edward L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4848034
    Abstract: A novel door assembly is provided for allowing selective access between adjacent fuel cells of an aircraft. The assembly includes a frame which is adapted to be mounted to the fuel cell rib between adjacent fuel cells. A door is provided for rotational engagement with the frame to thereby provide a sealable throughway between adjacent fuel cells. The door includes first and second handles mounted to respective first and second sides thereof. A latch is mounted to the frame for engaging the second handle to prevent clockwise rotation of the door and thereby latch the door in the sealed positioned. A novel leakage assembly is provided which is responsive to a first predetermined displacement of either the first or second handle to unlatch the door and is responsive to a second predetermined displacement of either the first or second handle to rotate the door in the clockwise direction to free the door from the frame. Accordingly, the door may be latched or unlatched from either side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James W. Pace
  • Patent number: 4823977
    Abstract: An abandoning plug assembly for sealing off fire hydrant ports including inner and outer retainers with a fastener connected therebetween. The inner retainer being reversible between two positions so that the assembly can accommodate port barrels of varied length using a fastener of a single length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Mueller Co.
    Inventors: Mervin D. Stanley, Joseph L. Daghe
  • Patent number: 4804103
    Abstract: The can sealer apparatus includes a plate member having a skirt protruding from the bottom of the plate shaped to conform to the surface of the can lid, of a size sufficient to encompass the opening in the can lid. The plate member has a central aperture, and a post member, having at least one bevelled edge on the bottom surface of the post. The stem of a generally T-shaped member extends through the central aperture of the plate member and includes a handle for urging the bottom crosspiece of the stem toward the plate member. An elastomeric sealing member is also provided between the plate member and the crosspiece of the T-shaped member, adapted to be clamped over the top surface of the can lid while the crosspiece presses against the under surface of the can lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: D.S.R. Products
    Inventor: Elisabeth Goldberg
  • Patent number: 4467937
    Abstract: A filler cap assembly including a filler cap and an adapter member for attachment to the opening in a fuel tank. The adapter has a central opening therein for receipt of the filler cap. The inner periphery of the adapter about the central opening has a raised convex seat and the cap has a flanged outer periphery with the undersurface grooved to form a concave surface mating with the raised seat of the adapter. The cap also includes seal means along the concave surface of the flange for sealing against the seat of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Shaw Aero Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Shaw
  • Patent number: 4429804
    Abstract: A beverage can re-sealer is provided which is functional on both the cans with the removable tab and the more recent type of can in which the pull tab remains with the can after it is opened. The re-sealer has a covering body which covers both the pouring hole and the opener tab, and defines a resilient lip surrounding both of these items, with a cam-actuated depending foot which is inserted through the pouring hole and rotated so that the foot grips the can lid alongside the hole, subsequent to which it is cammed up tightly against the surface, bringing pressure to bear on the sealing lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventor: Gerald F. Pease
  • Patent number: 4286727
    Abstract: A retractable cap for a tank storing oil or the like for airplane use carries a handle that prevents the nacelle access door from closing unless the cap is secured in position. A double hinge arrangement for the cap assures that the "O" seal doesn't become distorted when the cap is replaced in the secured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1981
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony F. Limoncelli
  • Patent number: 4189059
    Abstract: An improved filler cap for a tank having an opening defined by an annular wall of the type comprising (1) a plug member having an outwardly extending flange at its upper end and a lower end having a lower surface for contacting a sealing member disposed about the plug periphery, (2) a sealing member, and (3) a retaining member positioned below the sealing member for compressing the sealing member against the lower end of the plug member. In the improved cap, the surface of the lower end of the plug member and the upper surface of the retaining member define between them a first grooved portion for clinching the sealing member in position adjacent the plug periphery and a second radially inwardly disposed grooved portion of reduced cross section for accommodating fuel induced swelling or pressure induced deformation of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Shaw Aero Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Shaw
  • Patent number: 4175229
    Abstract: An automobile engine jacket heater includes a body member having a metal sheathed heating element projecting from the reverse face thereof. An expandable yoke assembly is provided on the reverse face of the body member for securing the heater in an aperture of the engine jacket. The yoke assembly includes a plurality of outwardly divergent wing members and a clamp member movable toward and away from the reverse face of the body member by a single screw operable from the obverse face of the body member for spreading the wing members into engagement with the interior surfaces of the engine jacket after the heater is inserted into the jacket aperture. The screw is loosely journaled in an aperture in the body member of larger diameter than that of the screw threads whereby the screw can be canted to an angle of at least 10 to 15 degrees relative to the face of the body member. The wing members are separately formed and have an enlarged aperture at their inner end through which the screw passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1979
    Assignee: Canadian General Electric Company Limited
    Inventors: Joseph B. Brinkhof, Raymond R. Datt
  • Patent number: 4166537
    Abstract: A waterproof pill container especially adapted to hold pills and the like is disclosed. In addition to a container base having an open top adapted to be closed by a cover, closure means are provided for continually urging the cover into watertight sealing engagement with the peripheral edge that forms the open top of the container base. Such closure means includes a post attached to and downwardly dependent from the inner portions of the cover and to which a laterally extending crossbar is rotatably engaged. Also the container base is provided with a pair of inwardly extending flanges under which the ends of the crossbar are adapted to engage, thereby establishing anchor points against which the cover may be tightly drawn into sealing engagement with the container base to assure a watertight fit between the two members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1979
    Inventor: Samuel F. Fortunato
  • Patent number: 4150760
    Abstract: The enclosure comprises a base having perimetric side walls and a cap having coaxial perimetric side walls. The cap and the base have a major axis and a minor axis. A longitudinally extending locking bar is rotatably mounted in the center of the cap and has a length slightly greater than the minor axis of the base. The cap and base have coextensive slots formed in opposing walls which slots start at points on opposite ends of the minor axis and extend in the same direction peripherally about the cap and base for approximately The portions of the slots on the opposite ends of the minor axis have a thickness which is approximately twice the thickness of the locking bar. The remainder of the slot has a thickness which is approximately equal to the thickness of the locking bar. In this manner, when the locking bar is rotated into the slot, it will proceed through the single thickness area and be biased into the double thickness area where it will be held against further rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Inventor: Henri Y. d'Orgelys
  • Patent number: 4132327
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention a hatch cover opening and closing assembly is provided including a locking handle having a yoke pivotably mounted about a vertically extending shaft located in the center portion of the cover. The shaft extends downwardly through a guide which depends from the cover. The guide includes at least one generally vertical indexing slot. Below the cover a laterally extending pin and a plurality of radially extending locking arms are attached to the shaft. A plurality of locking lugs are mounted on the internal surface of the coaming. The shaft is rotatable by the handle to move the locking arms into and out of engagement with the locking lugs. However the pin must be located within the indexing slot to move the locking arms vertically into engagement with the locking lugs. When the shaft is rotated so that the pin is located out of the slot, but in engagement with the guide, the handle may be used to pivot the cover about a hinge into open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Van Dyke, James C. Hammonds, Patricia S. Stoller
  • Patent number: 4080984
    Abstract: A sealed sump and sump pump cover that is especially adapted to cover a sump hole that is fitted with a sump cover, thereby providing both an attractive as well as a functional service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1978
    Inventor: Robert Klein
  • Patent number: 4007849
    Abstract: Improvement in a safety container for medicine having a cap and bottle, the cap constructed in relation to the bottle such that in one position thereof the cap can be lifted off the bottle and in another position thereof the cap cannot be removed from the bottle, the improvement comprising a detent associated with the cap, the detent moveable in respect to the cap and having a lock and unlock position in respect thereto, a cooperative arrangement on the bottle capable of engaging with the detent to lock the cap on the bottle, and a manually actuable handle on the cap capable of moving the detent between lock and unlock positions thereof the detent being flexible, the handle operative during actuation thereof to flex the detent to move it between its lock and unlock positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Inventor: Donald B. Hinkle
  • Patent number: 3935958
    Abstract: A foraminous basket is provided for use in washing and drying eating utensils in large volume dishwashers such as found in restaurants, institutions and the like. The basket is formed with a plurality of compartments for sorting the utensils prior to washing. Hinged covers are provided for closing the compartments and a handle is furnished on the covers for lifting the basket from a horizontal loading position to an upright washing position. Legs are provided for drainage purposes and for handle clearance when baskets are stacked on one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Inventor: John W. Frangos
  • Patent number: RE35949
    Abstract: A hatch cover system for a railroad car employs a longitudinally extending series or end-to-end main hatch covers wherein each adjacent pair of covers has proximate, concave ends defining a circular port that permits access to the interior of the car when the covers are in their closed positions. A relatively small, circular cover is provided for each port and, in its closed and locked position over the associated port, also serves as a batten to hold the adjacent main covers closed. For operations not requiring that the entire hatch be open, the ports provide easy access to the interior of the car without the need to raise the heavy main covers and swing them to their open positions. The number of hinges required by the cover system is significantly reduced by the use of a special hinge device adjacent each port that serves as a mount for the associated port cover and both or the adjacent main covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventor: Stephen R. Early