Special Tool Or Tool Engaging Means Patents (Class 220/284)
  • Patent number: 11305921
    Abstract: A container employs an access tool in child-resistant packaging. The container includes a container body having a sidewall and a base. A bottom surface defines a recess at a lower end of the container body. The container includes a lid that covers an aperture at an upper end of the container body when the container is closed, and a lever ring. The lever ring defines the aperture and is configured to receive and grip a plug portion of the lid. When not in use, the access tool is magnetically attached to the bottom surface, hidden from view. In use, the access tool is a lever configured to abut against the lever ring as fulcrum to pry the lid away from the lever ring. In an embodiment, the container has a circular cylindrical body, the lever ring has an annular shape, and the access tool is a circular disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Planet Canit, LLC
    Inventor: Virginia Price
  • Patent number: 11305919
    Abstract: A packaging device has a principle body with a receptacle having interior space and a neck and orifice, and an expulsion device fixed to the neck, the expulsion device having an upper portion and a lower portion of the expulsion device, the upper and lower portions being separated from one another by a shoulder, the shoulder bearing on the end of the neck, a cap designed to be positioned above the receptacle in a stable closed position, the cap having a housing for receiving an end of the upper portion, and a magnetic closure system having a first magnetic device borne by the cap and a second magnetic device borne by the principle body, the second magnetic device is located around the upper portion and above the shoulder, and, in the stable closed position, the first magnetic device is located around the upper portion and above the second magnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAITRISE ET INNOVATION
    Inventor: Alexandre De Rosa
  • Patent number: 10962044
    Abstract: An improved fastener comprising a fastener body having a tool-engaging portion, a threaded fastening portion and a shroud-receiving body portion, a shroud concentrically mounted on the shroud-receiving body portion, and an intermediate sleeve disposed concentrically between the shroud-receiving body portion and the shroud, the shroud being supported in rotatable relationship with said shroud-receiving body portion such that said shroud will rotate relative to said fastener body under an applied external torque prior to said fastener body rotating when said fastener is engaged with an external structure at a design installation torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: McGard LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Tornow, Weston J. Ulrich, Timothy J. Fox, David C. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10958126
    Abstract: A machine unit, component piece and intermediate element, and method for connecting and/or disconnecting a connection line to/from a machine unit, wherein a region includes an intermediate element and a component piece is substantially enclosed between an electrical machine and a functional element of the machine element, where the component piece can be removed or folded away from the intermediate element, where after the component piece is removed from the intermediate element, the sheathed region is advantageously accessible for connection by way of a connection line, and where a transmitter, for example, is connectable via the connection line to permit connection of the connection line in the sheathed region without the functional element having to be removed such that an electrical machine that includes the functional element can also be serviced in locations that are difficult to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Doelz, Melanie Schoeppach
  • Patent number: 10676248
    Abstract: An injection molded lid (100) for use with a container, which includes a lid body (110) and a securing member (150). The lid body (110) includes a cover portion (120) and a flange portion (130). One side wall (134) of the flange portion has one or more notches (138). The securing member (150) includes a frame (152) and at least one tab (154). The tab (154) covers the notch. The securing member (150) provides extra fastening strength that prevents the spillage or leakage of the content within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Tse-Huang Kuo
  • Patent number: 10479293
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement and method for securing elongated interconnection members, such as wire and cable harnesses, rigid and flexible fluid lines, and the like, of different peripheries to a vehicle frame, utilize a mounting arrangement including a body defining a through-passage for securing an elongated interconnection member having a first periphery in the passage. The body also defines a mating and interlocking base block and a cap block that are separable along a parting line passing through the passage and separating the passage into a body segment and a cap segment of the passage. At least one of the body and cap segments of the passage includes a knock-out that can be broken out and separated from the body, to thereby adapt the passage to receive an elongated interconnection member having periphery that is different from the first periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Jason Matthew Schwiderski
  • Patent number: 10427840
    Abstract: An insert for fitment to a container comprises an internally threaded, through-going opening adapted to receive a complementary, externally threaded plug to form a fluid-tight sealed closure for the container. The insert is preferably of plastics material and comprises an external recessed portion or groove shaped to snap-fittingly retain the insert installed in an aperture formed in the container. The aperture preferably comprises an upstanding collar snap-fitted into the groove for favorable installation, compression and energization of a sealing washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GREIF INTERNATIONAL HOLDING BV
    Inventors: Cornelis Van De Klippe, Steven Talaga, Dale Taylor
  • Patent number: 10301851
    Abstract: A locking device that locks to a seatbelt buckle, and covers the buckle release mechanism so that the tongue cannot be released from the buckle until the locking device is unlocked and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Bradley W. Cummings
  • Patent number: 10293996
    Abstract: A security cover system and apparatus for beverage cans and other containers. The system includes a security cap that is installed upon the top of an unopened container for containing an adult beverage or the like. The cap is adapted for secure installation upon the top of a container having a top with a circumferential rim, such as an aluminum beverage can. The cap has catches engagable with the rim of the container. The system includes an opener tool with a specially shaped key portion thereon. The opener engages with a complementary slot in the cap to permit an authorized person, using the opener tool, to remove the cap from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Van Rixel, Benjamin L. Sitler, Justin Stevens
  • Patent number: 10088104
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device and method of a system and an improved boss, the boss having a longitudinally extending body with a top surface having flange forming a planar bottom surface with a fluid connection through the boss further including a liner mounting connection (LMC) on the flange bottom surface; the LMC having a groove adapted to be threadably engaged with a liner neck; and, a migration passage fluidly connecting LMC to the fluid connection of the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Quantum Fuel Systems LLC
    Inventors: Mark Leavitt, Mark H. Warner, David Rea
  • Patent number: 9816530
    Abstract: The present invention provides a splinter shield for a vacuum pump, capable of reducing costs of the splinter shield by obtaining a single sheet of splinter shield having a required strength, in which fastening strength to a fixing groove is enhanced to prevent the splinter shield from bending toward the inside of a pump and coming into contact with equipment inside the pump when air rushes into the pump through an inlet port and to prevent the splinter shield from falling. Furthermore, attachment and removal of the splinter shield with respect to the inlet port are facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Edwards Japan Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Okudera, Yoshiyuki Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9737054
    Abstract: A pet chew toy assembly including a body having a first component, wherein the first component comprises a thermoplastic, a bone meal, and an antler powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: THE KYJEN COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Kristian Nielsen, Jennifer Crotty, Mariann Straub, Steven V. Bisbikis
  • Patent number: 9630766
    Abstract: The dispenser assembly for an aerosol container includes a fixing plate 10 mounted to an aerosol container 2 that has two stems 6, a nozzle 40 for discharging the contents via two connection parts 47 that respectively lead to the stems 6 and via one discharge tube 42, and a cover member covering the nozzle 40 and held by engagement with the fixing plate 10. The cover member includes a lower cover 20 having a first engaging piece 25, and an upper cover 30 having a second engaging piece 33. The lower cover 20 has a pressing portion 26 that is supported via a hinge ha and pushes on the second engaging piece 33 to disengage the second engaging piece from the second engaging hole 27.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Hirokazu Shimizu, Toru Toma, Mitsuo Furusawa, Takashi Fujie
  • Patent number: 9555944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic control unit for a vehicle. The electronic control unit for a vehicle can improve waterproof efficiency of a space between an upper case and a lower case in order to prevent damage to internal components, thereby improving steering stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seong Yeon Eom
  • Patent number: 9410654
    Abstract: An apparatus for rehabilitating an underground water conduit having at least one service entrance including a plug having a light emitter which is responsive to the presence of an electromagnetic field, wherein the at least one service entrance is plugged with the plug and a semi-transparent membrane lining the internal surface of the underground water conduit thereby covering the plug. A drilling head is disposed on a body moveable within the underground water conduit, the drill head having a drill bit and a coil inductor concentric with the drill bit. The coil inductor is adapted to generate an electromagnetic field near the drilling head, wherein the light emitter of the plug is adapted to be turned on by the electromagnetic field emitted by the coil inductor to allow visual alignment of the drill bit with the light emitted by the light emitter through the semi-transparent membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Sanexen Environmental Services Inc.
    Inventors: Gilles Gagnon, Charles Gervais-Dumont, Jason Duff, Pierre-Hugues Lanneville-Vezina
  • Patent number: 9347407
    Abstract: A manifold element (210) for a filtering cartridge (200) includes a shaped shell (215) provided with an internal volume (220) and a plurality of access ports (225, 230) communicating with said internal volume, among which a plurality of first access ports (225) and at least one second access port (230). Each of the first access ports (225) is adapted to be coupled with a respective filtering material element (205) so as to support it and be occluded thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: UFI FILTERS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giorgio Girondi
  • Patent number: 9340338
    Abstract: A water pipe end cap having a front end and a rear end. The front end has a tapered tip. A flattened head is disposed on the tapered tip. A tapered buttress is also disposed on the tapered tip. The rear end has an elongate cylindrical male piece, a rounded buttress, a tapered heel, and at least one rigidly flexible raised ridge. Each of the rounded buttress, the tapered heel, and the raised ridge are configured to frictionally engage the inner wall surface of the water pipe preventing the water pipe end cap from becoming disengaged. The tapered buttress snugly covers the terminal end of the water pipe preventing dirt and grit from entering. The tapered tip prevents the water pipe from snagging or getting stuck on ribbed conduits. An elongated cylindrical inner cavity is continuously disposed within each of the male piece, the tapered buttress, and the tapered tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Darren Doherty
  • Patent number: 9265162
    Abstract: Provided is an underground laid electric equipment container system including: a box that is laid underground in the form of an opened manhole; a box holder that comprises a horizontal frame that is coupled to an upper surface of the buried box in an sealed state and an inner vertical frame that is upwardly bent from an inner edge of the horizontal frame; a cover, to which a waterproof band covering the entire upper portion of the inner vertical frame is attached, wherein coupling devices with an upper surface of the horizontal fame that allow adhesion between the upper portion of the inner vertical frame and the waterproof band are installed on the cover; and an electric equipment box that is disposed in sealed inner space of the buried box that is formed as the upper portion of the inner vertical frame and the waterproof band are adhered to each other by user's manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Eun-jin Kang, Jang-hyuk Lee
  • Publication number: 20150096988
    Abstract: A bung closure for gas-tight and liquid-tight closure of a bung opening of a container, includes a cup-shaped basic body made from metal and having a disk-shaped base and an adjoining, upwardly open, tubular ring part; at least one interlocking element in the form of a shaped sheet-metal strip or a tab provided within the cup-shaped basic body for engagement with a screwing tool for screwing the bung closure into, and out of the bung opening of the container; and a stable plastics layer provided on the outer side of the ring part, with an external thread formed on an outside of the plastics layer for threaded engagement with the internal thread of the bung opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Mauser-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 8991434
    Abstract: A lockable pipe cover includes an inner cap and an outer cover which are selectively coupled together for axial rotation. When the cap is locked, the inner cap and the outer cover are free to rotate independently from one another thus rotation of the outer cover will not remove the cap from the pipe. In the unlocked position, the inner cap and the outer cover are coupled for rotation and thus rotation of the outer cover results in rotation of the inner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Knox Company
    Inventor: Dohn J. Trempala
  • Patent number: 8985371
    Abstract: A resealable beverage container includes a cap that moves between storage, opening, removal and resealing positions. Ramps are used to enhance an opening force generally delivered by the engagement between the socket and the cap. An elastomeric sealing element is disposed between the cap and the socket so that when the cap is in the fully seated or sealed position, an airtight or at least substantially airtight seal is created to prevent the contents of the container from leaking out. Further enhancements are disclosed that include a score line structure in the socket bottom wall that facilitates a predictable and repeatable opening of the container along the score line. A grip is provided that includes a gap or space into which a coin or other implement can be inserted to allow the consumer a better grip to provide adequate opening force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel A. Zabaleta, Sam Hackett
  • Patent number: 8985383
    Abstract: A plastic container with a rim and a lid, the rim and lid each having channels which, upon installation, produce a liquid-tight fit by means of three complementary pairs of projections from the walls of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: KW Container
    Inventors: N Kenneth Campbell, Darren Scholl, Keith Rukvina
  • Patent number: 8967414
    Abstract: A drinking mug includes a lid affixed at the mouth of the mug. The lid includes fluid openings between a bottom portion of the lid and sidewalls of the lid about the circumference of the lid to permit drinking from any position along the circumference. The lid has a gasket that seals the mug closed when the lid is threaded to a closed position. When the lid is partially unscrewed, the gasket opens, permitting liquid to be consumed from the beverage container through the fluid openings in the lid. The lid includes a ramp-shaped cam and the mug includes a pivotable latch that engages the cam that prevents the lid from being unscrewed from the mug. The latch has a push button that releases the latch from the cam to permit removal of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Patent number: 8944269
    Abstract: A watercraft fuel cap having the ability to lock in place to a common fuel filler receiver and having a series of unique downward slot designs and necessitating a matching downward slot designed key for tightening or removing the fuel cap from the fuel filler receiver. The fuel cap would also have the ability for a tethering device which attaches the fuel cap and the fuel receiver together. When the fuel cap is removed for the re-fueling process the tether allows for removal but limits the distance the fuel cap can be moved away from the fuel filler receiver. The tether keeps the fuel cap from being missed placed or falling into the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vehicle Enhancement Labs
    Inventor: Michael Philip Green
  • Publication number: 20140319142
    Abstract: A membrane for sealing an open spout of a food package comprises a central circular disc member, an outer annular disc member connected to the central circular disc member along its inner periphery at a connection angle, and a resilient tubular portion extending between a first open end and a second end being connected to the outer annular disc member, the diameter of the second end being smaller than the outer diameter of the annular disc member, wherein the annular disc member is pivotable relative the central circular disc member for increasing the diameter of the second end of the tubular portion by changing the connection angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Göran Johansson, Lennart Stillerud, Bengt Håkansson, Pär Rydberg
  • Publication number: 20140263336
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate generally to a bottle opener and, more particularly, to a bottle opener for a container and for a drinking vessel lid. One example embodiment includes a container for removing a bottle cap secured to a bottle, with a bottle opener provided on a container lid. Another example embodiment allows a user to remove the bottle cap from the bottle with the bottle opener and then pour a liquid from the bottle into the drinking vessel in substantially one motion. Additionally, a further example embodiment includes a removable lid with a top surface to be used as a coaster for a drinking vessel, and the lid may further include a bottle opener on a bottom surface for removal of the bottle cap from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WOLF MOUNTAIN IP, LLC
    Inventors: Colleen Hicks, Scott Hicks
  • Publication number: 20140263337
    Abstract: A tube plug insertable in one end of a heat exchange tube, the tube plug formed as an shaft having a distal part and an opposite proximal part which terminates in a proximal end with an threaded hole extending axially in the proximal end in the distal direction, and a plug removal tool having a proximal handle part and a distal stem part which has external threads that match threads in the threaded hole in the plug's shaft, the stem part being threadedly insertable into the threaded hole in the proximal end of the tube plug, whereby rotation of the stem will urge the tube plug to rotate relative to the heat exchange tube and break free from being lodged in the bore thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Dhawi A. AL-OTAIBI
  • Patent number: 8827100
    Abstract: The invention describes a bottle cap in which a detachable section (9) can be ruptured from the remainder of the cap using a common tool such as, for example, a hex key. A frangible seal (13), recessed below the upper surface (6) of the cap, connects the detachable section to the remainder of the cap and thus, when the detachable section is withdrawn, the risk of spillage is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Domino Printing Sciences PLC
    Inventor: David Sewell
  • Patent number: 8783497
    Abstract: A filler plug is configured such that: a head portion is formed on an upper end of an external thread; a sealing portion formed at the head portion strongly contacts a funnel-shaped inclined inner peripheral surface formed at one end of an internal thread of a hydraulic device oil passage by tightening the external thread with respect to the internal thread; an upper peripheral surface of the sealing portion is tapered; a circular constricted portion is formed between the sealing portion and the upper end of the external thread; and a dimensionless value of a head portion height H1 from an upper surface of the head portion to the sealing portion, that is, a dimensionless value obtained by dividing the head portion height H1 by a nominal designation value of the external thread portion, ranges from 0.4 to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Sakai, Hisao Wada, Tatsuya Imai
  • Publication number: 20140190971
    Abstract: A beverage delivery can may comprise various configurations, including various aperture shapes, sizes, and configurations and various shapes, textures, configurations, and dimensions of the lid and surface of the can. A beverage can may comprise various exterior shapes such as a tapered shape, a faceted shape, a pint glass shape and the like. In embodiments, the beverage may comprise various types of nucleation devices. A beverage can may comprise a vertical portion of the can, a continuous lip indentation comprising an upper lip, a waist pinch, and a shoulder and the like. In embodiments, various external packaging may be used with one or more beverage delivery cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicants: Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp., Boston Beer Corporation
    Inventors: Zebulon Stevens Robbins, III, Charles James Koch, Peter D. Gladstone, Andrew S. Gavrin, Mark Jacober, Howard Chasteen, Jeewon Jung, Oivind Brockmeier
  • Patent number: 8763838
    Abstract: A locking utility pull box lid device is provided. The device includes a lid and two locking members that are rotatably coupled to a bottom surface of the lid. An actuator bolt extends through each lid aperture and each bolt engages an engagement plate of one locking member. The rotation of the bolt moves the bolt axially and in response, the locking member is rotated between a locked and unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Ron Procunier, Danny Jo King
  • Patent number: 8684213
    Abstract: A container assembly that includes a container having a container top and a container floor, a lid affixed to said container top by a hinge, the lid being adapted to move between an open position and a closed position, an internal fastener being (1) attached to the inside of the container, (2) not accessible from the outside of the container when the lid is in its closed position, and (3) adapted to maintain the lid in its closed or locked position, an access hole in the container floor, a lever positioned within the container and above the access hole, and a tool adapted to be inserted into the access hole to activate the lever to release the internal fastening mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew White
  • Publication number: 20140076900
    Abstract: A container assembly that includes a container having a container top and a container floor, a lid affixed to said container top by a hinge, the lid being adapted to move between an open position and a closed position, an internal fastener being (1) attached to the inside of the container, (2) not accessible from the outside of the container when the lid is in its closed position, and (3) adapted to maintain the lid in its closed or locked position, an access hole in the container floor, a lever positioned within the container and above the access hole, and a tool adapted to be inserted into the access hole to activate the lever to release the internal fastening mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew White
  • Patent number: 8672167
    Abstract: A self-opening and re-sealable pouring element of plastics material for application to a pack for liquids, and in particular a composite card/plastics material pack, has a base part which has an attaching flange, having a cutting element and a screw cap, the cutting element being rotatably arranged in the interior of the base part and operatively connected to the screw cap such that when the screw cap is unscrewed for the first time, an opening for pouring is produced by the cutting element in the material of the pack, wherein, when produced in an injection mold, the cutting element is already entirely arranged in the interior of the base part and is spaced away from the base part by a plurality of connecting bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Markus Leuenberger, Markus Wassum
  • Patent number: 8651312
    Abstract: A canister includes a container and a lid that is able to be coupled to the container. The container includes a bottom wall and a side wall formed to include a mouth opening into a product-receiving chamber. The container includes an annular side wall that is formed to include a neck finish. The neck finish is configured to accept the lid of the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Minnette
  • Publication number: 20130206769
    Abstract: A forcing-off device of an, in particular, explosion-proof or flameproof container for electronic devices, the container including at least one base body having an opening surrounded by an opening edge and a cover part that can be placed onto or inserted into the opening edge. A forcing-off shoulder is formed on the base body or cover part at least in a section in circumferential direction of the container. The forcing-off shoulder is part of a shoulder running around the opening edge, and at least one forcing-off part is rotatably mounted in a lateral recess of the cover part or on the base body in an eccentric fashion between a forcing-off position and a passive position. The forcing-off part is an eccentric disc and in the forcing-off position is in abutment with the forcing-off shoulder for the gap-forming spacing of cover part and base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: COOPER CROUSE-HINDS GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter Sauer, Frank Hieronymus, Gerhard Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20130180990
    Abstract: A locking utility pull box lid device is provided. The device includes a lid and two locking members that are rotatably coupled to a bottom surface of the lid. An actuator bolt extends through each lid aperture and each bolt engages an engagement plate of one locking member. The rotation of the bolt moves the bolt axially and in response, the locking member is rotated between a locked and unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Ron Procunier, Danny Jo King
  • Patent number: 8479786
    Abstract: A dump chute adaptor includes an adaptor housing having a housing interior and a conduit coupling carried by the adaptor housing and disposed in fluid communication with the housing interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis Ford
  • Patent number: 8479943
    Abstract: A sheet-material piercer (1) for a container closure (2) of the push-pull type is of essentially rotationally symmetrical design and can be inserted into the container closure (2) in the direction of the axis of rotation of symmetry (R) such that it can be displaced axially independently of the push-pull part of the container closure (2). The sheet-material piercer (1) is in one piece and has at least one sealing formation (16, 17, 18) which is likewise of rotationally symmetrical design and is arranged between an actuating end (13) and a piercing end (14). The sealing formation (16, 17, 18) is designed for sealing and latching contact with the container closure (2). Also proposed is a container closure (2) for a container (3) with a so-called push-pull closure and such a sheet-material piercer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: René Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20130062349
    Abstract: A filler plug is configured such that: a head portion is formed on an upper end of an external thread; a sealing portion formed at the head portion strongly contacts a funnel-shaped inclined inner peripheral surface formed at one end of an internal thread of a hydraulic device oil passage by tightening the external thread with respect to the internal thread; an upper peripheral surface of the sealing portion is tapered; a circular constricted portion is formed between the sealing portion and the upper end of the external thread; and a dimensionless value of a head portion height H1 from an upper surface of the head portion to the sealing portion, that is, a dimensionless value obtained by dividing the head portion height H1 by a nominal designation value of the external thread portion, ranges from 0.4 to 0.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji Sakai, Hisao Wada, Tatsuya Imai
  • Publication number: 20130048638
    Abstract: A self-piercing closure for a container includes a laminar closing member, a closure body, and a piercing member for piercing a closing member. After piercing of the closing member, a self-closing valve of the closure dispenses flowable media from the container. In some examples, the piercing member is formed separately from the closure body, and is attachable to the closure body. The closure body may include a deformable region, and deformation of the deformable region may allow the closure body to move from a first position to a second position. Movement of the closure body from the first position to the second position may activate the piercing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Jamie Fox
  • Patent number: 8376176
    Abstract: A container, especially a bucket or similar, comprising an opening, which is orientated upwards and which can be closed by a cover, and a peripheral container edge, which is drawn outwards in a downward direction on the container wall, where the cover is detachably connected thereto and whereon at least one pivotal tab is connected in such a way that at least one part of the cover is raised due to a pivoting movement away from a starting position on the container wall, and engages with the container edge from behind with part of the pivotal tab which can be guided outwards by the pivoting movement to a position in front of the container wall and the part of the pivotal tab is prevented from being guided behind the container edge when the pivotal tab pivots back in the direction of the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Jokey Plastik Gummersbach GmbH
    Inventors: Gustav Dengel, Frank Diesterbeck, Robert Guido Georgiadis, Marcus Blumenschein
  • Patent number: 8317052
    Abstract: A container (1) for meat storage, treatment and distribution has an external rib (5) to facilitate handling and provide strength. Clips (32) are provided for attaching a lid (6) to the container, and a clip removal tool (52) which allows clips to be removed to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Foodcap International Limited
    Inventor: Roger Keith Palmer
  • Publication number: 20120241455
    Abstract: A container containing a substance includes a preformed deformable body defining a filling cavity. The container body has an opening and an integral planar circumferential rim surrounding the opening, which opening is closed by a cover sheet which is sealed to the circumferential rim by means of a circumferential sealing seam. The circumferential rim has a dispensing part which is covered by the cover sheet. The cover sheet is sealed to an upper surface of the dispensing part by at least one rupturable sealing seam and outlet seams defining an outlet passage from the rupturable sealing seam towards the edge of the dispensing part of the circumferential rim, such that, when the rupturable sealing seam is broken, the substance is allowed to flow through the outlet passage between the surface of the dispensing part and the cover sheet towards the edge of the dispensing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: MDS GLOBAL HOLDING LTD.
    Inventors: Michiel Olivier Schölvinck, Robert Willemsen, Sebastiaan Willem Hekkenberg, Roeland Petrus Maria van Oirschot, Edouard Sterngold
  • Publication number: 20120048859
    Abstract: A container includes a container body having a short pipe shape in which one end is an open end and the other end is provided with a bottom plate which is formed with a pouring hole and a first sealing member which is joined to an end surface of the open end of the container body to seal the open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Hideyuki KARAKI
  • Publication number: 20120037630
    Abstract: A moldable threaded closure system which includes a moldable closure formed with an annular sidewall forming a cylindrical member, threaded on one end and closed with a top surface on an opposing end. A receptacle is configured to receive a common household item, such as a pencil, that acts as a lever to facilitate un-tightening and retightening of the closure relative to the container. The closure is easily moldable and having a raised tab with an aperture allowing containers with such closures to hang from a peg-board type store display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: John R. Nasiatka
  • Patent number: 8047394
    Abstract: A safety device for at least one container, in particular a blow-molded plastic container, preferably in ampoule form, has a supply part (5) for accommodating a medium which can be dispensed via a container opening (9). The container opening (9) can be closed by a first safety part (11) which counteracts opening forces with a predefinable resistance. The predefinable resistance can be overcome for the release of the container opening (9) with the aid of a second safety part (15) which interacts with the first safety part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Patent number: 7905369
    Abstract: A container, in particular a plastic ampule produced using a blow-molding process and filled and closed in the mold has a neck part (12) adjoining a container body (10) and threadly receiving a first cap part (14). A second cap part (16) extends at least partly between the first cap part (14) and the neck part (12) and is provided with an opening device (20). The opening device has at least one opening (22) for opening the container body (10), and can be closed by the first cap part (14). The first cap part (14) carries the second cap part (16) by the screwing-on process of the first cap part in such a way that the opening device (20) causes the container body (10) to be opened. A closure part (closure pin 26) of the first cap part (14) unblocks the opening (22) in the opening device (20) after the first cap part is unscrewed, with the second cap part (16) remaining on the neck part (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100320209
    Abstract: A self-opening and re-sealable pouring element of plastics material for application to a pack for liquids, and in particular a composite card/plastics material pack, has a base part which has an attaching flange, having a cutting element and a screw cap, the cutting element being rotatably arranged in the interior of the base part and operatively connected to the screw cap such that when the screw cap is unscrewed for the first time, an opening for pouring is produced by the cutting element in the material of the pack, wherein, when produced in an injection mould, the cutting element is already entirely arranged in the interior of the base part and is spaced away from the base part by a plurality of connecting bridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Markus Leuenberger, Markus Wassum
  • Patent number: 7850756
    Abstract: A housing, which may be a filter housing, has break-away lock structure preventing movement in response to normal release force, and breaking-away from a housing section upon excessive release force, such that the housing may be re-assembled using the same housing sections, without having to use a new housing section to replace an old housing section otherwise having a non-re-mountable broken-off lock member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Senetar, III