With Closure Opening Arrangements For Means (e.g., Opening Devices) Patents (Class 220/260)
  • Patent number: 11286109
    Abstract: A garbage bin includes a bin body, a first frame, a second frame, and a lid body. The bin body has an opening and an internal space. The first frame is disposed on the bin body and includes a first engaging unit. The first frame encloses a first opening communicating the opening of the bin body. The second frame includes a second engaging unit and encloses a second opening. The second frame is detachably connected to the first frame by an engagement of the first engaging unit and the second engaging unit and communicates the first opening. Each of a direction of the second opening and a direction of the first opening is the same with the direction of the opening of the bin body. The lid body is pivotally connected to the second frame to selectively cover the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Shek
  • Patent number: 11192678
    Abstract: The invention is an improvement of the well-known gable top packaging, commonly seen in milk and juice products. The improvement lies in the opening and closing of such packaging with a pull-to-open type opening. This invention addresses the problem that this type of packaging not is water tight after opening. The invention solves this leaking problem by adding a so called zip lock fastener in the opening area of the package. Zip lock fasteners are characterized by having an interlocking groove and ridge that form a tight seal when pressed together. When the user is folding in the pouring spout the zip lock fasteners meet and form a liquid tight joint. The invention is concerning the type and function of the zip lock and its placement. The invention describes as well how to produce gable-top packaging with this new liquid tight zip lock closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AB MERCULOR
    Inventors: Babak Fazelinejad, Robert Svanberg
  • Patent number: 11186419
    Abstract: A lidded container, which enables contents to be poured from a specific part, is provided. A closing seal portion joining a lid to a flange portion of a container comprises: a main seal portion having a first end and a second end; and a projecting seal portion having one end and the other end connected to the first end and the second end of the main seal portion and projecting toward the opening of the container. A width of a leading end portion which is a portion of the projecting seal portion, which is closest to a center point of the opening of the container, is smaller than a width of an opposing portion which is a portion of the main seal portion, which intersects with a center line passing through the leading end portion of the projecting seal portion and the center point of the opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masako Tsuchida, Takashi Kado, Katsumi Yano
  • Patent number: 11160415
    Abstract: A microwave reheating container for food including a concave base and a cover. The base and cover both have a core formed of PET sheet material, formed into the appropriate base and cover shapes. The PET cores are crystallized to CPET on their interior. Each core is overmolded on its exterior with TPC capable of injection molding and having greater strength. The cover may include an elastomeric seal about its periphery. The cover may be secured to the base by one or more locking clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri M. C. J. Backaert, Laurent Tabey, Steven J. Verbrugge, Kris Schoukens, Berivan Özel, Johan Carrette
  • Patent number: 10836533
    Abstract: An easy-opening end closure that may also be reclosed, suitable for joining to a container. A cover panel is bonded around its perimeter to an end panel with a rotatable lever interposed between them. To open the closure, a user applies force to the rotating lever to move it axially around an attachment point and progressively debond the seal perimeter. In this process, latching mechanisms ensure uni-directional movement of the lever relative to the shutter and joining of the two components at the end of the rotational sweep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SNSTech, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan Coffey, Jefferson Blake West, Michael DeRossi, Corbett Schoenfelt, Zackary Hickman
  • Patent number: 10477724
    Abstract: A heat exchange system can include an inner enclosure, an outer enclosure, a flow path between the inner and the outer enclosure, an outer fan to induce air flow through the flow path, an inner fan to circulate air within the inner enclosure, and a heat source within the inner enclosure. The heat exchange systems can be used to dissipate heat from the electrical components of various devices, such as laser marking systems, machine readable symbol readers, and dimensioning systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech, S.r.l.
    Inventor: Bruno Pietro Brianese
  • Patent number: 10322681
    Abstract: A support for receiving and holding a device, such as a smart phone, in a vehicle. The support includes a first jaw, able to receive a first edge of the device, and a second jaw, able to receive a second edge of the device. The support also includes a sheath and an arm, the arm being able to translate relative to the sheath. The arm includes two segments, articulated to one another using a rotation axis such that the distal segment is urged to rotate relative to the proximal segment in the direction bringing the second jaw closer to the first jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Christophe Brunard
  • Patent number: 10244883
    Abstract: The invention provides a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure having a vessel, a lid, and a bayonet-fitting locking system comprising first and second series of locking projections, said utensil includes a lid subassembly that includes said lid and a support attached in pivotable manner to said lid, said lid subassembly and said vessel being configured to be associated with each other in a first arrangement in which the lid overlies the vessel, and a second arrangement obtained by moving said lid subassembly downwards until said first series of projections are lower than said second series of projections, said support and said vessel being provided respectively with complementary first and second guide elements that are configured to co-operate mutually whenever said lid subassembly and said vessel are associated with each other in said first arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Chameroy, Eric Laurent Baraille, Eric Rhetat
  • Patent number: 10220990
    Abstract: A container sealing assembly is provided. The container sealing assembly includes a cap configured to attach to a container body and a unitary compliant sealing valve movable between a sealed position and an open position and configured to form a sealing interface with the cap when the unitary compliant sealing valve is in the sealed position. One or more seal-breaking structures may be provided to interact in response to a movement of the unitary compliant sealing valve from the sealed position to the open position, where such interaction is configured to break the sealing interface. A compression spring section of the valve may be provided to assist in moving the unitary compliant sealing valve into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KLEAN KANTEEN, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Cote, Sr., James Osgood, Philip John Notheis, Eckehart Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10167692
    Abstract: A well casing security device and method. The security device includes a cover including a sidewall, a top, one or more stabilizers, and a means for attaching the cover to a well casing or to its concrete slab to render it vandal-resistant. A locking support ring is provided for attachment to either the well casing or to the concrete slab surrounding the casing. The locking support ring includes a ring body with a plurality of braces. Each of the braces includes an arm defining a slot between the arm and the ring body. The cover includes a plurality of brackets enabling rotational engagement cover with the locking support ring. Locking means are provided on the cover to lock the cover to the locking support ring. The locking means includes a key operated lock that is tamper resistant and insures that the well casing cannot be accessed easily by an intruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WELL SAFE, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald T. Whitmer, B. Lee Snyder
  • Patent number: 10076206
    Abstract: The invention provides a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure including a vessel, a lid, and a bayonet-fitting locking system, said utensil including a lid subassembly that includes both said lid and a support attached to said lid in such a manner that said lid can pivot, said utensil including a control member for controlling the locking/unlocking, and a transformation device for transforming the movement of the control member into pivoting of the lid relative to the support, said control member being shaped to be capable of being taken hold of manually and being connected mechanically to the support so that said lid subassembly being lifted manually, via the control member, causes the control member to be urged back into its unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Chameroy, Daniel Jean Marie Anota, Philippe Roussard
  • Patent number: 9861551
    Abstract: A self-massage roller having a bottle, a covering, and, optionally, a removable cap. The bottle provides a vessel for holding liquids. The covering includes a base layer and a plurality of nubs. The base layer overlays the outer surface of the bottle. Each nub in the plurality of nubs protrudes from the base layer in a direction radially away from the outer surface of the bottle. Each nub is a massage element, and the plurality of nubs forms a textured surface for myofascial release of certain muscles of the user. In another version, each nub is attached directly to the outer surface of the bottle without an intervening base layer. In versions with a cap, the cap may include a flip-up spout, or it may have a plunger valve that opens upon pulling the plunger outward and closes upon pushing in the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Lani Taylor
  • Patent number: 9834347
    Abstract: The invention concerns a sealing membrane (2) for a container (5), said membrane (2) having an edge region (4) intended to be secured around an opening (5a) of the container (5) such as to form a sealing of the container (5), the membrane (2) comprising a pull-tab (1) extending from a portion of the edge region (4) such as to facilitate simplified release of the membrane (2). The invention is characterized in 12 that the pull-tab (1) comprises a stiffening structure (7) arranged in a pattern that defines an intended folding line (3) extending across the pull-tab (1). The invention also concerns a container arrangement (8) comprising a container (5) with an opening (5a) and, at least partly secured to the container (5) around the opening (5a), a sealing membrane (2) of the above type. The invention also concerns a method of manufacturing a sealing membrane (2) of the above type, wherein the method comprises the step of embossing, corrugation, creasing, folding and/or heat shaping the stiffening structure (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: A&R Carton Lund AB
    Inventors: Lennart Larsson, Simon Holka, Eva Sunning
  • Patent number: 9809368
    Abstract: A resealable blister package is described that includes a receiving member and a peelable lidding member. The receiving member has a cavity that can hold items, such as consumer products, and the peelable lidding member can be attached to a peripheral portion of the receiving member to seal the items within the cavity. The peelable lidding member includes a first film layer and a second film layer that are laminated via an adhesive layer. The blister package is designed to be opened to provide access to the cavity and the items therein by peeling the peelable lidding member away from the receiving member. The peelable lidding member can be resealed to the receiving member by bringing the lidding member back into contact with exposed portions of the adhesive layer remaining on the peripheral portion of the receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 9701050
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a resin molded member having a recess includes a press molding process and an injection molding process. The press molding process includes placing a flat plate shaped molding material containing fibers and a thermoplastic resin between dies in pair one having a die projection and another having a die recess, moving at least one of the dies, cutting the molding material by a shearing action of the dies caused by the moving, and pressing the molding material between the dies by the moving. The injection molding process includes injecting a melted resin into a molding space that is formed between the dies after the cutting of the molding material, and molding a wall portion having the recess out of the injected resin so as to be integral with at least one part of the molding material that is cut off in the cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideo Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9469456
    Abstract: A container having an opening, a first seal covering the container opening, the first seal having an aperture or passageway positioned therein and proximate a periphery edge, a second seal hingedly affixed thereto said first seal proximate said periphery to close off the aperture, and, thus, when such second seal is removed functions to provide reduced or restricted pouring capacity of the container contents via said aperture in the first seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Mathew L. Grell
  • Patent number: 9457940
    Abstract: A container having an opening, a first seal covering the container opening, the first seal having an aperture or passageway positioned therein, a second seal to close off the aperture, and, thus, when such second seal is removed functions to provide reduced or restricted pouring capacity of the container contents via said aperture in the first seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Mathew L. Grell
  • Patent number: 9237792
    Abstract: When a turning portion on the front end side of the cover is turned in one direction, a turning-portion engagement part disposed in the turning portion engages with a container main body-side engagement part so as to close the cover. When the turning portion of the cover is turned in the opposite direction, engagement between the turning-portion engagement part and the container main body-side engagement part is released. When the turning portion is kept turned in the opposite direction, a turning-portion opening-operation auxiliary portion disposed in the turning portion abuts on a container main body-side opening-operation auxiliary portion and the cover can be pressed up with a weak force by the principle of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Arata Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150144631
    Abstract: A safety device used for a case with a lid, includes a lock pin device having a responding moving member supported in the case, and a lock pin protruding from the responding moving member; a lock member provided on a lid side, and including a cam groove to receive the lock pin; and a spring member. The cam groove includes at least three first portions extending in an opening/closing direction of the lid, having an opening-directional end portion and a closing-directional end portion, and disposed in parallel at a predetermined interval therebetween; and a plurality of second portions connecting the closing-directional end portion of the first portions and intermediate portions of adjacent first portions. A depth of a bottom portion between the first portion and the second portion is different to transfer the lock pin from a first of the first portions to a last of the first portions non-reversibly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Yu Nakashima, Taku Kamiya, Toshiaki Soma
  • Publication number: 20150060451
    Abstract: Foreign material exclusion devices adapted to be positioned in a construction, for example a tube or pipe to temporarily seal off one side of the construction from another. The device includes a resilient body surrounded by an enclosure that substantially conforms to the shape of the body. At least one internal support component aids in connecting the enclosure to the body and provided reliable, consistent alignment between the body and enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Advanced F.M.E. Products, Inc.
    Inventors: THOMAS J. NOLFI, MARIO M. NOLFI
  • Publication number: 20150060454
    Abstract: A thermoformed clamshell plastic container with an attached lid. A primary hinge along one side of the container allows opening the container for filling, and a secondary hinge along the opposite side of the container allows opening after fracturing a tear line adjacent the primary hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: LETICA CORP.
    Inventors: Eric Daniel KOWAL, Randall Jon CORBETT, John Robert SELINA
  • Publication number: 20150041469
    Abstract: A storage device includes a box-shaped case having an opening; an opening/closing body opening and closing the opening; a guide device extended along a predetermined straight line on a side wall of the case; a slider supported in the guide device slidably along the straight line; an arm extending from the opening/closing body, supported in the slider rotatably around a predetermined axis line, and having a first gear around the axis line; and a rack extended in the side wall parallel to the straight line, and engaged with the first gear. When the opening/closing body rotates around the axis line relative to the case, the first gear and the rack are engaged with each other so that the opening/closing body moves along the straight line together with the slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Mitsuru Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 8910990
    Abstract: A portable electronic device dock includes a storage unit and a lid, wherein the lid is adapted to clamp a portable electronic device between a portion of the lid and a portion of the storage unit to retain the portable electronic device in a user-accessible display position. The device dock includes a slide assembly adapted to bias the lid to an open position and a clutch assembly adapted to retain the lid in a clamped position on the portable electronic device. The slide assembly is coupled to an axle member, which is further coupled to support arms disposed on the lid. The slide assembly is further coupled to the clutch assembly on an opposite end such that the clutch assembly can limit movement of the slide assembly to further limit movement of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Anthony Oldani, Scott Simon
  • Publication number: 20140361012
    Abstract: A bow end is provided for a retractable cover assembly for a container, the container having an open top and a side rail extending along each side of the container, and the cover assembly having a tarpaulin sized to cover the open top in an extended position, the cover assembly including a plurality of arcuate bows attached to the cover assembly and configured to support the tarpaulin and to span the width of the container. The bow end is engaged to the each end of each arcuate bow and comprises a one-piece body defining a bow receiving portion with a bore configured to receive an end of the arcuate bow therein, the bow receiving portion including a surface arranged for sliding contact with a top rail when the bow end is engaged to an arcuate bow of the cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Robert C. McKibben, Ryan A. Reeder
  • Publication number: 20140361027
    Abstract: A container lid assembly configured to be used with and seal a container body is provided. The container lid assembly includes a container lid including a plug member extending downwardly and a gasket-retaining portion adjacent to and at least partially surrounding the plug member, where an outer surface of the plug member defines at least part of the gasket-retaining portion. The container lid assembly further includes a sealing gasket retained on the gasket-retaining portion and configured to provide a seal between the outer surface of the plug member and an interior wall of the container body, where the sealing gasket includes a pull tab that (i) extends away from a sealing portion of the sealing gasket; and (ii) extends downward away from the gasket-retaining portion of the container lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew L. Cote, SR., James Osgood, Jake P. Ganem
  • Publication number: 20140348976
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective sleeve for beverage cans, of the type used as a hygienic protector that can be applied individually to each container, said sleeve including horizontal tearing means for accessing the pull ring of the can and vertical tearing means in the form of a pre-punched longitudinal strip. The sleeve is characterized in that it comprises a tubular body provided with a shaped base and, at the opposite end, an upper body, said sleeve being made from a strong, waterproof, printed material, having a similar configuration to the can and, optionally, including information in braille.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: ARAGONESA DE DESARROLLOS E INNOVACIONES, S.L.
    Inventors: David Aranda Campin, Sergio Rottier Tuneu, Angel Canals Sin, Alejo Soler-Roig Dualde
  • Patent number: 8887369
    Abstract: A personal-care appliance having a handle defining a cavity. A fluid connector is positioned within the cavity. A fluid reservoir is positioned within the cavity. The fluid reservoir has a frangible seal that is spaced apart from the fluid connector. A cover is mounted to the handle over the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Lee Burrowes, Paul Michael Jessemey, Kevin James Wain
  • Publication number: 20140326725
    Abstract: A container closure device with a flexible three-dimensional formed sealing wad with a circumferential ridge, the closure body (1) is formed with a top wall and a cylindrical wall, wherein the top wall has a circumferential trapezoidal groove on the inner side of its rim, adjacent to the cylindrical wall. A sealing wad (2) is arranged below the inner side of the top wall of the closure body, whereby the ridge is located under the groove and has an internal circumferential recess in the ridge running around the perimeter of the underneath side of the sealing wad, serving to receive the edge of the spout forming the opening of the container, whereby the protruding ridge is oversized compared to the groove, the width of the recess is reduced and compressed when the ridge is forced into the groove. The recess has sealing fingers and on its inner and outer side walls which creates the seal with the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Aron Joseph Clarkson
  • Publication number: 20140305942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closing element (6) for a container, wherein the container comprises an end surface provided with a drinking or pouring opening, the closing element comprising: —a first element part (10) which is adapted to be fixedly mounted on the end surface along said drinking or pouring opening and which has an opening substantially corresponding to the drinking or pouring opening in the end surface; —a second element part (11) arranged with a first hinge (13) on the first element part, wherein the second element part is provided with a flexible closing part, wherein the second element part is pivotable between a closed position; —a third element part (12) arranged with a second hinge (14) on the second element part, wherein the third element part is embodied to be grasped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAVE-TY CAN CAP B.V.
    Inventor: Corstiaan Johannes Van Goolen
  • Patent number: 8844761
    Abstract: Resealable beverage containers include caps that are twisted to impart translational motion of the cap to push a tear panel into the container. Cam elements are used to convert rotational movement to translational movement. The caps are preferably made of molded plastic material, and include cam elements formed on the sidewalls of the caps that engage cam followers or projections formed on the inner cylindrical surface of a socket which is formed in the lid of the beverage container. Methods of manufacturing resealable beverage containers avoid the need to form rivets and to attach pull tabs, thus saving costs and making the beverage containers more easily recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel A. Zabaleta, Sam Hackett
  • Patent number: 8833588
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a foot operated latch and linkage means permitting hands-free access to a waste or recycling container. The latch includes a kick plate which is interlocked with a foot pedal whereby displacement of the kick plate permits release of the foot pedal to move from a latched position to an unlatched position, which pedal movement engages a linkage which opens a user access door in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Haul-All Equipment Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Spahmann, C. Kelly Phillip, John Jansen
  • Publication number: 20140231432
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container lid, comprising a lid surface having an area for an outlet opening that is defined by a circumferential edge, a lifting tab for opening the area, said lifting tab being fastened to a top side of the lid surface by a fastening means, possibly in the form of a rivet. The lid surface has a first locking element protruding from the lid surface or protruding into the lid surface, wherein the lifting tab has a second locking element that interacts with the first locking element such that a rotation of the lifting tab about the fastening means is prevented. The fastening means is configured to interact with element and/or the second locking element such that a rotation of the fastening means is prevented. The disclosure further comprises a container and a method for producing a container lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Red Bull GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Rinderer, Roland Concin
  • Patent number: 8794481
    Abstract: A lid that can be sealed to a container to provide packaging includes an edge with a pull tab which facilitates removal of the lid from the container. The lid and pull tab are injection molded integrally, and the pull tab has the form of a flexible grid-like flap that is bendable to a substantially upright position. The pull tab is formed by a number of spaced, parallel and interconnected bars that extend in a direction substantially at right angles to the direction of pulling of the pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Superfos A/S
    Inventors: Catharina Abrahamsson, Claes Abrahamsson
  • Patent number: 8794364
    Abstract: A locking assembly includes a release mechanism and a cap. The release mechanism includes a pin. The cap threadingly engages with a fill neck and includes a barrel portion and an engagement portion. The engagement portion radially surrounds the barrel portion. The engagement portion presents engagement threads which threadingly engage with threads of the fill neck. The annular cover portion radially surrounds the engagement portion. The annular cover portion rotates relative to the annular engagement portion in a second rotational direction to cause rotation of the engagement portion in the second rotational direction such that the engagement threads remain threadingly engaged with the neck threads. The annular cover portion rotates in the second rotational direction and causes rotation of the engagement portion in the second rotational direction to threadingly disengage the engagement threads from the threads when the pin is attached to the locking cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Larry M Kasperek, Scott Jesnig
  • Publication number: 20140210197
    Abstract: A cap assembly (40) for attachment to an external fixture (44) on a tank (52) of a tanker trailer (50), including: a collar (42) configured to secure the cap assembly to the tank external fixture and defining a collar opening (46) concentrically aligned with an opening (54) of the fixture; a lid (60) that is moveable between a closed position where the lid covers the collar opening and is in sealing engagement with the collar, and an open position where the lid is vertically raised from the collar and pivoted laterally away from the collar opening; and an actuator assembly (72) that is configured to move the lid from the closed position to the open position during a single stroke of the actuator assembly, and which is remotely operable from a location off of the tanker trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: GIRARD EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Girard, Michael Fernandez, Glen Harm
  • Patent number: 8766582
    Abstract: A trash can with a power operated lid can include a sensor assembly and a lifting mechanism. The sensor assembly can include at least one light emitter and at least one light receiver, the viewing area of the at least one light receiver being limited in size. The lifting mechanism can include a controller, a drive motor, and a lifting member. The trash can with power operated lid can further include at least one position sensor for detecting the position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor, Orlando Cardenas
  • Patent number: 8757414
    Abstract: Herein described is a bin for collecting solid waste, in particular urban waste, provided with a device for weighing the products deposited by a single user, of the type made up of two containers, the outer covering one and the inner one for collecting waste. Such bin includes a rigid frame arranged in the gap between the two containers. Such frame rests on four stanchions on the bottom of the more outer container, where the wheels are applied, whereas on the upper edge some load cells are arranged, which support the most inner container so as to be able to detect the weight of the waste deposited in the bin by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Leader Time S.r.l.
    Inventors: Guido Roman, Roberto De Toni
  • Publication number: 20140171891
    Abstract: The invention solves the problem of providing a tampon (1) having a hollow space for receiving a capsule. The capsule may e.g. contain a vibration element. The hollow space is formed by a hollow body (5) that is open on at least one side and is surrounded by the absorbent material (2), preferably wrapped with the latter, on at least part of its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: MARLAFIN AG
    Inventors: Odilo Lopez, Axel Hammen
  • Patent number: 8752722
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tip cap assembly for closing a distal opening of a receptacle like a syringe body or a tube in a sealed manner, and to a method for producing the tip cap. A cap assembly according to the invention comprises a frangible tip of a receptacle, preferably a pre-filled receptacle. An upper portion of the tip closes the receptacle respectively a lower tip portion comprising a passage as known from the state of the art. Hence, the receptacle is reliably sealed to prevent contamination or loss of the medication. Compared with the state of the art, a receptacle has a more effectively sealed tip. It is necessary to break the upper tip portion away in order to open the receptacle. A cap element protects the tip on one side. On the other side, unscrewing the cap breaks the upper portion away without hurting a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Vifor (International) AG
    Inventors: Peter Kuhn, Gallus Egli, Philippe Kern, Mario Schüpbach, Ludwig Daniel Weibel
  • Publication number: 20140151396
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a container with a lower wall portion to contain a liquid, gas or viscous material therein; an upper flange having an upper flange region; and a lid attached to the upper flange with at least a first region with a first bond strength to survive a drop test, and a second region with a second bond strength for easy opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Stehli, JR., Donald Pansier, Robert Dematteis
  • Publication number: 20140138381
    Abstract: Two embodiments of a molded plastic container/closure combination are described. Each can be structured to provide a child resistant opening feature and, optionally, a tamper-evident feature. In both embodiments, the closure has radially extending bayonets arranged around an outer skirt, which bayonets can be rotated into a position underlying semi-annular ribs in a beam molded integrally with the sidewall of the container. Rotation of the closure in the unlocking direction is opposed by a structure which requires depression of a release tab downwardly. In one embodiment, depression of the release tab requires that a frangible element first be fractured and removed from the container sidewall. In the second embodiment, depressing the release tab is made possible by a living hinge formed on one side of the release tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Anton LETICA, John R. SELINA
  • Publication number: 20140138382
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holder (1) with an interior space for accommodating a quantity of a fluid material. The holder comprises a holder body (2) with a bottom (4) and a circumferential wall (6) that adjoins at least part of the circumference of the bottom. The holder further comprises a closing element (8), such as a sealing foil, which is arranged at a side of the holder body facing away from the bottom. The closing element and the bottom enclose an angle (10) not equal to zero with one another at least in the unopened state the holder. An outlet opening (5) can be provided in the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: TRENDZPAK LTD.
    Inventor: Louis Rinze Henricus Adrianus Willemsen
  • Publication number: 20140131357
    Abstract: A lid opening/closing mechanism switches a lid between a closed position closing an opening portion of a box-like base body, and an open position opening the opening portion. A distinct point is to include an arm allowing a tip side to turn to a front of the base body as a support point on a base end side pivotally supported at the base body by a first axis support portion, and connected to the lid turnably by a second axis support portion. The lid is turned in an opening direction or a closing direction in association with a turn of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Taku Hirama, Taku Kamiya, Hiroyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 8721209
    Abstract: A multi-function printer including a body, a door, a feeding module, a transmission module, and a cam assembly is provided. The door is assembled to the body being opened or closed relative to the body. The feeding module and the transmission module are disposed in the body. The feeding module has a driving gear. The transmission module has a swim arm with an end connected to the driving gear. The cam assembly is movably disposed in the body and configured between the door and the transmission module. The cam assembly is in a moving range of the swim arm, and the door is in a moving range of the cam assembly. When the driving gear rotates in a direction, the other end of the swim arm is engaged to the cam assembly, and drives the cam assembly to push the door open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ching-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8695831
    Abstract: A package comprises a lid and a container forming a lower contact area, the container having a receiving space bordered by a side wall, an apron extending along an upper region of the side wall, and a tamper-evident closure preferably including a tamper-evident tab which, after filling the packaging container, can be detached by a consumer. The lid is formed as a clamp-on or clip-on lid and can be fixed to the upper container rim, wherein the tamper-evident tab is transparent and the container has an optical indicator for marking the tamper-evident tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Poppelmann Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Werner Schick
  • Publication number: 20140099409
    Abstract: Packages for food products and food products packaged in such packages are described. A multi-item packaged food product may include food items, a bottom portion defining containers, and a top portion releasably sealed to the bottom portion such that food items are received in the containers. The top portion defines removeably coupled cover portions, each cover portion sealing at least one food item within a corresponding one of the containers. The top portion is peelable in a first direction to remove at least two cover portions from the corresponding containers, and the top portion is peelable in a second direction to remove a single cover portion from a single container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Hillshire Brands Company
    Inventors: Martha E. Cassens, Stuart M. Leslie, Jason C. Billig, Madalyn E. Pappas, Victor Shapiro, Thomas Anthony Lucio, Jin Namkung
  • Patent number: 8684423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a push catch (2) for a container (1) with a lower part (11) and a cover (12), the push catch including a push element (21) which corresponds to a locking bolt (4). The locking bolt (4) is at least partially surrounded by a spring (43) which acts on a bushing (44) when the cover is in the closed state. The bushing (44) can be moved along the longitudinal center line of the locking bolt (4) and is supported on the lower part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Schmale GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunnar Stuberg, Christiane Schmale
  • Patent number: 8686676
    Abstract: A trash can with a power operated lid can include a sensor assembly and a lifting mechanism. The sensor assembly can include at least one light emitter and at least one light receiver, the viewing area of the at least one light receiver being limited in size. The lifting mechanism can include a controller, a drive motor, and a lifting member. The trash can with power operated lid can further include at least one position sensor for detecting the position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor, Orlando Cardenas
  • Publication number: 20140061195
    Abstract: Provided is a packaging container having a smaller environmental load compared to a container having a plastic cap/spout, capable of opening/re-closing of the container by a simple and inexpensive structure, and capable of easily pouring its content. The packaging container may include an opening and a spout provided on a top wall, wherein the spout is formed with a folded spout panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Daisuke Sagawa
  • Publication number: 20140054289
    Abstract: A container including walls that define a container body having a front end opposed from a rear end along a longitudinal axis, the container body defining an internal volume and including a first tear-away portion proximate the front end, wherein the first tear-away portion is removable from the container body to form an access opening, and a second tear-away portion connected to the first tear-away portion, wherein the second tear-away portion is removable from the container body to extend the access opening toward the rear end when the first tear-away portion is removed from the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: William J. Bogdziewicz, III