Transparent Patents (Class 220/377)
  • Patent number: 10240374
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a flexible living hinge for an identification pull tab. The flexible living hinge has a first shot area with a first portion of a first material and a second portion of a second material. The first portion has a first spring tail and a second sprint tail for attachment to a surface of a product and the second portion has a flat surface. A second shot area of a third flexible material is connected to the first portion and the second portion of the first shot area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Eric Todd, James Schulze, Keith A. Sauer
  • Publication number: 20150056354
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable polymeric cover provides a safe, low cost way to cover a food service pan during food preparation, storage, cooking, transport and reheating. The food pan cover can have a closed top end having a first top edge and a second top edge and an open bottom end having a first bottom edge and a second bottom edge. A first side seal extends from the top end to the bottom end, and a second side seal extends from the top end to the bottom end. A gusset can be formed between the first top edge and the second top edge. The food pan cover can be formed from a single layer of heat-shrinkable polymeric material capable of withstanding a temperature of at least about 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy L. BLUCHER, Michael D. SCHMAL, Ernest E. BACHERT, Joseph A. RADOSTA
  • Publication number: 20150028730
    Abstract: A housing cap comprises: a cap basic body having a cap floor having an opening as well as a surrounding cap lateral wall adjoining an edge of the cap floor. A window pane of a transparent material placed on a side of the cap floor facing toward the cap lateral wall in a manner sealing the opening of the cap floor; as well as a contact disk placed on a side of the window pane facing away from the cap floor. The cap lateral wall includes on an inner side facing the window pane a groove, while the contact disk has a contact region bearing against the window pane as well as an outer edge having formed therein a plurality of teeth, which are in engagement with the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Philipp Loeffel, Utz Dette, Sascha Kamber
  • Publication number: 20150021330
    Abstract: A cap assembly for optical communications comprising a housing that includes a front side perpendicular from a bottom side, opposing parallel first and second sides perpendicular from the bottom side, and a back side disposed perpendicularly between the first side and the second side offset from respective ends of the first side and the second side opposite the front side. The back side includes an opening there-through and a three-sided ledge formed along an interior of the first side leg, an exterior of the back side, and an interior of the second side leg. The cap assembly further includes a window configured to contact the three-sided ledge of the back side, the glass panel covering the opening there-through and attached to the assembly via a solder pre-form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Kothandapani Ramesh, Lee Chee Kong
  • Patent number: 8925761
    Abstract: A cover for a food container includes a first cover piece and a second cover piece. The second cover piece is hingably and releasably coupled to the first cover piece so that the first cover piece and the second cover piece are separable from one another. At least one tab extends laterally away from at least one of the first cover piece and the second cover piece, and is engageable by a user to lift an end of the at least one of the first cover piece and the second cover piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Jack
  • Patent number: 8899437
    Abstract: A child resistant closure is provided that is configured to fit over the opening of a receptacle to form a container. The closure includes an inner dosage cup and an outer cap portion that receives and retains the inner dosage cup. The outer cap portion is rotatable relative to the inner dosage cup and defines at least one viewing window that allows for visual indication of a level of contents within the inner dosage cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Michael Walker
  • Patent number: 8813991
    Abstract: A container cover includes a cover plate, an annular frame and an annular gasket. The frame includes an annular surrounding wall and an annular flange. The surrounding wall extends substantially in a vertical direction, and is disposed outwardly of the cover plate to surround the cover plate. The surrounding wall cooperates with a peripheral surface of the cover plate to define a gap therebetween. The flange extends integrally and inwardly from the surrounding wall to contact an upper surface of the cover plate and to seal off one end of the gap. The gasket is disposed between the surrounding wall and the peripheral surface of the cover plate to fill the gap. The cover plate, the frame and the gasket are molded as one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Free-Free Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Sheng-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 8701912
    Abstract: A window having multiple integral seals, the window being formed of a substantially optically transparent flexible membrane window panel; a substantially continuous peripheral window seal mechanism surrounding the window panel with the window seal mechanism being a continuous peripheral slot having an opening facing away from the window panel and being structured to receive thereinto a substantially rigid inner peripheral window aperture frame; a contoured skirt completely surrounding the window sealing mechanism; a substantially continuous peripheral door seal mechanism formed adjacent to an edge of the contoured skirt; and wherein the window panel, the window seal mechanism, the contoured skirt and the door seal mechanism are mutually integrally formed of a substantially water-resistant and resiliently pliable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Carnevali, Chad M. Remmers
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8607473
    Abstract: Disclosed are a door for a dryer and a dryer having the same, the door for the dryer having a concave portion or an inclined portion formed at an end surface of a door glass, such that an inner volume of the dryer can be enlarged without increasing the size of the dryer, under consideration of the dryer having the same capacity, resulting in allowing a large quantity of clothes to be dried at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeon-Sik Choi, Ju-Han Yoon
  • Patent number: 8499949
    Abstract: A locking device having at least one first segment, at least one second segment situated so as to be capable of being moved relative to the first segment, at least one first segment and at least one second segment being capable of assuming at least one first and at least one second position relative to one another, and at least one segment having at least one indicator area that can be substantially permanently modified in at least one physically perceivable property, wherein a movement that is required in order to open and/or close the locking device immediately moves the position of at least one first segment relative to at least one second segment at least temporarily from the first position into the second position, and effects the modification of the physically perceivable property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: PI Investment AG
    Inventor: Eric Paul Lahusen
  • Patent number: 8479941
    Abstract: A storage container including a housing having an open-top wall structure defining a receptacle for receiving material to be stored. The container includes a cover disposable on the housing in a closed position relative to the receptacle. A button is movably carried by the cover and a seal. The seal is carried by the cover and shiftable between a compressed condition for sealingly engaging the wall structure when the cover is disposed in the closed position, and an uncompressed condition for disengaging from the wall structure. The container also includes a toggle mechanism coupled to the button and to the seal for effecting movement of the seal to its compressed and uncompressed conditions respectively in response to alternate actuations of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Tamotsu Matsumoto, Makiko Kida, Eugene R. Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8454101
    Abstract: A waterproof assembly for an electronic device includes a watertight door and a case. The watertight door includes a cover, a water absorbing ring, and a water blocking ring. The cover is provided for being disposed into an opening of the case. The water absorbing ring and the water blocking ring are disposed between an outer peripheral surface of the cover and an inner peripheral surface defining the opening. The water absorbing ring includes deformable material and water absorbent, such that the water absorbing ring expands by absorbing water and contacts the inner and outer peripheral surfaces. The water blocking ring is normally compressed and contacts the inner and outer peripheral surfaces. When water penetrating occurs, the water block ring blocks water preliminarily, and then the water absorbing ring block blocks fully water after completely expanding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Hsiu-Yu Kuo
  • Publication number: 20130082132
    Abstract: A container system that includes a container portion having a base that defines a perimeter and a wall having a first end that is attached to the base, wherein the wall extends from the first end so that the base and the wall define an interior volume of space and wherein a second end of the wall defines an edge of an opening into the interior volume of space. The container system further including a cover having a surface that is positioned to contact the edge and block the opening, wherein the surface includes a pattern of perforations that defines a weakened area of the surface that is surrounded by the pattern of perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan William Gaul
  • Publication number: 20130083528
    Abstract: A water-proof and dust-proof membrane assembly which has a satisfactory water-proof property, dust-proof property, sound transmission capability and air permeability, as well as excellent supporting intensity and pressure resistance is provided. A water-proof and dust-proof membrane assembly having a body and a supporting member, in which the body is an asymmetric porous structure in the form of membrane having a first surface and a second surface, the supporting member is composed of a polymeric material, includes a first contact surface and a second contact surface and the porosity (second porosity) of the supporting member is larger than the first porosity, i.e. 10% to 99.9%, and the first surface of the body and the first contact surface of the supporting body are bonded is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: EF-Materials Industries Inc.
    Inventor: EF-Materials Industries Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130062342
    Abstract: A reclosable package for packaging an article is provided with a plastic door component and a separate tray that cooperate to form an article containing cavity. The tray may be manufactured from a paper pulp material, such as molded pulp. The door component and tray may be installed between a pair of panels. The door component may include a door portion and a flange portion joined along a hinge. The flange portion may be sandwiched between the panels to hold the door component in place. The door portion may be movable about the hinge to allow the package to be opened and closed. The door portion may interface with the door panel in a way that resists movement of the door portion between the open position and the closed position. The door portion may include snap elements configured to have an interference fit with the door panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: DISPLAY PACK, INC.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, Elliott R. Eckert, Martin O. Tidball
  • Patent number: 8387796
    Abstract: A box having a top surface and a resealable cover, the resealable cover comprising a top layer and a base layer. The top layer comprises a first clear film layer, an adhesive layer, and a second clear film layer disposed on a resealable adhesive layer. The base layer comprises a third clear film layer an adhesive layer, and a fourth clear film layer. In one embodiment, ink printing may be disposed between the first adhesive layer and the second clear film layer and/or between the second adhesive layer and the fourth clear film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Russ Kirk Loftin
  • Patent number: 8376181
    Abstract: A storage container assembly comprises a storage receptacle and a removable lid. The storage receptacle has a base and a continuous sidewall connected to the base. The sidewall projects upward from the base to a peripheral edge. The removable lid has a rigid central cover portion and a flexible seal portion that traverses a perimeter of the rigid central portion. The flexible seal portion has a release tab disposed along its periphery, and a pocket disposed inward of the release tab. The flexible seal portion further has a ledge disposed generally at the periphery of the flexible seal portion. The ledge contacts the peripheral edge of the storage receptacle. The flexible seal portion further has and a blade portion disposed below the ledge. The blade portion contacts the side wall of the storage receptacle and forms a generally fluid-tight seal with the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Lundgreen, Steve Grider, Arif Sitabkhan, John Gephart, Paul Katz, Tara Marchiona, Kirsten Climer, Davin Stowell
  • Publication number: 20120325714
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: DISPLAY PACK, INC.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Michael J. Cramblet, Kristie L. Vos
  • Patent number: 8328042
    Abstract: A port and closure device for a vessel that is configured for use with a glove bag. The port comprising includes a first annular flange with an opening, a second annular flange disposed a predetermined distance from the first flange and also having an opening, and a seal ring disposed adjacent the first annular flange and having an additional opening. At least a portion of the openings are aligned so that a path is provided through the flanges and the seal ring. A slideable door is included in the port between the seal ring and the second annular flange. The slideable door has a first position that obstructs the path and a second position that is outside of the path. Springs are disposed between the first flange and the seal ring that urge the seal ring toward the slideable door. To reduce contamination sites, the springs may be sealed within an annular interface between the first annular flange and the seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: J.M. Canty, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Canty, Richard Marinelli
  • Publication number: 20120305562
    Abstract: A packaging container is preferably suitable for hot filling, in particular a food container made of plastic, comprising a lid and a container forming a lower contact area, said 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 comprising a tamper-evident tab which, after filling the packaging container, is to be detached by a consumer for the first opening, wherein the lid formed as a clamp-on or clip-on lid can be fixed to the upper container rim, wherein the tamper-evident tab is formed to be transparent and the container has an optical indicator for marking the tamper-evident tab, wherein said indicator is arranged between a longitudinal center axis standing perpendicular on the lower contact area and a surface of the tamper-evident tag, which surface faces away from said longitudinal center axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Werner Schick
  • Patent number: 8302798
    Abstract: An anti-spill food or small item container assembly having an open top and defining a chamber adapted to contain food. A lid is detachably secured to the container and the lid includes a flexible portion extending across and covering the open top of the container. The flexible portion includes at least one slit which forms at least one flap in the lid to permit access to the interior chamber of the container in which the food is contained. Furthermore, the flexible portion is constructed of a material having shape memory so that, after deflection of the flap, the flap will substantially return to its original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Christine K. Moss
  • Publication number: 20120273489
    Abstract: A double layer lid for a cookware includes a top glass layer having a top glass layer top surface and a top glass layer bottom surface. A bottom glass layer has a bottom glass layer top surface and a bottom glass layer bottom surface. A handle is mounted to the top glass layer. A rim has a top section retaining the top glass layer and a lower section retains the bottom glass layer. A top edge is formed on the rim at a top portion of the rim and a bottom edge is formed on the rim at a bottom portion of the rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Jie Dai
  • Publication number: 20120270167
    Abstract: By providing a method capable of avoiding invasion of starting material powder for crucible into an inner face of the crucible, it is made possible to reliably avoid the invasion of foreign substances into a vitreous silica crucible until an actual use time of the crucible and to handle the crucible with no contamination. A cover 3 mounted onto an opening portion 2 of a vitreous silica crucible 1, comprising a flange portion 4 in close contact with an outer peripheral end 2a of the opening portion 2, is mounted onto the crucible 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: SUMCO CORPORATION, JAPAN SUPER QUARTZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Sato, Masami Ohara, Nobumitsu Takase
  • Patent number: 8267269
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a collapsible food guard for displaying and serving food comprising a resilient transparent cover assembly for a substantially planar base. The cover assembly is substantially semi-cylindrical of a predetermined radius and has closed opposing ends. The cover assembly is reversibly pivotably attached to a base and has downward facing edges to seal the cover to the base when the cover is pivoted in the down (closed) position. The semi-cylindrical portion of the cover assembly is a resilient transparent shield that reversibly detachable from the arched surfaces of the closed opposing ends (side walls) and is sufficiently resilient such that when detached form the arched surfaces of the opposing side walls, it assumes the substantially planar shape in which it was initially molded. This resiliency allows the collapsible food guard to collapse into planar elements (side walls, shield and optional base) requiring minimal storage space and providing easy cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Craig Gundersen
  • Publication number: 20120228299
    Abstract: A lid (100,200) for a container (12) including at least one transparent section to enable the contents of the container (14) to be viewed or partially viewed when the lid (100,200) is fitted to the container (12). At least part of the at least one transparent section being constructed of an anti-fog material, or being coated with an anti-fog material, to prevent or reduce build up of condensation on an inner surface of the lid (100,200) during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew Folos, Aristomenis Argyropoulos
  • Patent number: 8251249
    Abstract: A clam-shell container system can include first and second container pieces that are hingedly connected. The first container piece can include a perimeter and a hangable tab, the hangable tab having an opening configured to receive a rod. The hinge connection can be perforated, such that it breaks upon actuation of the hangable tab to open the container system. The second container piece can include a cutout in proximity to the hinge connection and the hangable tab. Accordingly, the cutout can provide clearance for the rotation of the hangable tab beyond the hinge connection. Further, the second container piece can have a perimeter having a shape substantially similar to the perimeter of the first container piece. The perimeters can form a substantial seal in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 8215514
    Abstract: A container lid comprises a top, substantially planar surface, means for coupling with a top of a container, a depressed area, a raised area, and a hinge area. The top, substantially planar surface is elongated to define two opposite longitudinal edges and two opposite lateral edges, and each of the two opposite lateral edges extends between and is shorter than each of the two longitudinal edges. The depressed area is surrounded by and extends below the top, substantially planar surface. The raised area is surrounded by and extends above the top, substantially planar surface. The raised area is positioned nearest one of the two opposite lateral edges and the depressed area is positioned nearest the other one of the two opposite lateral edges. The hinge area extends laterally across the top, substantially planar surface and is positioned between the depressed area and the raised area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Morenstein, Vivian Brand, Brian Cutter
  • Patent number: 8157120
    Abstract: An improved cup structure includes a cup body having an inner cup and an outer cup, with a space disposed between the inner cup and the outer cup. In the cup body, bottoms of the inner and outer cups are connected by an extension rod having an ornament; one end of the extension rod is adhered to an outer bottom of the inner cup and placed in the outer cup with the inner cup. Edges of the inner and outer cup are melted together, and glue is filled from an aperture at the bottom at the outer cup to secure the other end of the extension rod and the ornament within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: Jack Worth Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Mei Yang
  • Patent number: 8157122
    Abstract: A lidded container comprising a container body with side walls, a bottom, and a top end with an opening comprising means to retain a lid, and an upstanding edge around the opening having its outer sides in line with the side walls of the container. The upstanding edge is provided with at least one recess, which preferably inclines over the width of the upstanding edge from the opening downwardly to the edge's outer sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: James Patrick Dale
  • Publication number: 20120085757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security container formed to receive a cassette which visually indicates to a user what type or style of good is contained therein. The cassette may be of a general solid block type in one color or having one visual characteristic, or the cassette may have multiple inserts or slides which may be moved within the cassette to change the outwardly facing color or visible characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Mark Will, William R. Beatty, Matthew R. Shute
  • Publication number: 20110303571
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that facilitate generating a color interference effect during opening and closing of a package for a product. The package includes first and second portions, each having printed thereon a color interference pattern. All or part of the second package portion is transparent, permitting the color interference pattern on the first package portion to be seen through the second package portion. The package portions are mated together (e.g., in a tube and sleeve arrangement or the like), such that the color interference patterns are aligned and overlap each other completely when the package is closed. As the package is opened (or closed), the interference patterns move or slide past each other, creating the visible color interference effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert P. Loce, Barry G. Gombert, Raja Bala
  • Publication number: 20110290795
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that facilitate generating a changing visual effect during opening and closing of a package for a product. The package includes first and second portions, each having thereon an polarized interference region with non-parallel planes of polarization. All or part of the second package portion is transparent to one polarization, permitting the polarized interference region on the first package portion to interact with a polarized interference region on the second package portion. The package portions are mated together (e.g., in a tube and sleeve arrangement or the like), such that the polarized regions are aligned and overlap each other when the package is closed, thereby permitting less light through due to the two overlapping planes of polarization. As the package is opened (or closed), the polarized regions move or slide past each other, creating the visual effect by changing the size and shape of the overlapping polarized region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert P. Loce, Barry G. Gombert
  • Publication number: 20110284545
    Abstract: A storage container assembly comprises a storage receptacle and a removable lid. The storage receptacle has a base and a continuous sidewall connected to the base. The sidewall projects upward from the base to a peripheral edge. The removable lid has a rigid central cover portion and a flexible seal portion that traverses a perimeter of the rigid central portion. The flexible seal portion has a release tab disposed along its periphery, and a pocket disposed inward of the release tab. The flexible seal portion further has a ledge disposed generally at the periphery of the flexible seal portion. The ledge contacts the peripheral edge of the storage receptacle. The flexible seal portion further has and a blade portion disposed below the ledge. The blade portion contacts the side wall of the storage receptacle and forms a generally fluid-tight seal with the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Lundgreen, Steve Grider, Arif Sitabkhan, John Gephart, Paul Katz, Tara Marchiona, Kirsten Climer, Davin Stovell
  • Publication number: 20110226768
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a storage container base with an interior storage space and an open top end. The lid assembly has a closure section positionable over the open top end of the base. The closure section has a top panel, an access opening through the top panel or formed by the top panel with the closure section installed on the storage container, and a perimeter extending around at least a portion of the closure section and being removably attachable to the base. The lid assembly also has a hub and a cover section mounted to the closure section and rotatable about the hub between a closed position covering the access opening and an open position uncovering the access opening. A transparent part of the cover section can be positioned over the access opening in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph M. Sexton, Michael P. Dawson, Ian W. Cunningham, Radmond Vincent Arceta
  • Publication number: 20110200716
    Abstract: A container lid comprises a top, substantially planar surface, means for coupling with a top of a container, a depressed area, a raised area, and a hinge area. The top, substantially planar surface is elongated to define two opposite longitudinal edges and two opposite lateral edges, and each of the two opposite lateral edges extends between and is shorter than each of the two longitudinal edges. The depressed area is surrounded by and extends below the top, substantially planar surface. The raised area is surrounded by and extends above the top, substantially planar surface. The raised area is positioned nearest one of the two opposite lateral edges and the depressed area is positioned nearest the other one of the two opposite lateral edges. The hinge area extends laterally across the top, substantially planar surface and is positioned between the depressed area and the raised area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua MORENSTEIN, Vivian BARAD, Brian CUTTER
  • Patent number: 7992743
    Abstract: A food container formed from plastic, can be loaded with food and then closed by a clerk, and thereafter cannot be opened without tearing apart first sides (24, 26) of the base (12) and lid (16). The container is formed by a single sheet of plastic that forms a base and lid with second sides (20, 22) that are latched together and with adjacent first sides that are joined by a joint line (30) in the plastic that is creased and that has slits (40). At the joint line, the lid has a projecting lid tab (32) and the base has a projecting base tab (36). A person grasps both tabs, and lifts only the lid tab to tear apart the first sides of the base and lid along the joint line (30). Thereafter, the lid can be easily closed and reopened on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Publication number: 20110186576
    Abstract: Reusable dish/bowl food covers have light, thin shell structures are invented. The covers' configurations are generally like up-side-down dishes or bowls. They have top wall(s) for user easy to handle, and leveled top surface(s) for user easy to stack the covered dishes/bowls. They are transparent such that users can see the food being covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Rong-Shuang Wang, Chung-Shing Wang
  • Patent number: 7967164
    Abstract: A leakage containment device for containing leakage from an oil tank supplying oil to a heating system includes a container including a bottom wall and a perimeter wall being coupled to and extending upwardly from the bottom wall to define an interior space. An upper edge of the perimeter wall defines an upper open end of the container to permit an oil tank to be placed in the interior space. A lid is hingedly coupled to the upper edge of the perimeter wall. The lid selectively closes the upper open end of the container when the lid is in a closed position over the upper open end. The lid is pivoted away from the upper open end to permit access to the upper open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Fulton T. Mountain
  • Patent number: 7963416
    Abstract: A food package has a container and a lid. The lid includes a planar surface and a convex dome that is above the planar surface. A transparent window in the convex dome attracts the attention of consumers since it is raised relative to the remainder of the lid. The lid also includes a concave dome that frames a raised logo or raised text within the dome. By framing the logo, the concave dome helps to direct a consumer's attention to the logo or text and helps to protect the logo or text from wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Morenstein, Vivian Barad, Brian Cutter
  • Publication number: 20110108554
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a transparent sterilization, storage, display and transportation (SSDT) system and device for sterilizing medical instrument trays with instruments is provided. The system includes a plurality of SSDT devices that are selectively vertically and horizontally stackable. Each SSDT device comprises a transparent filtered lid (TFL) assembly configured to provide a transparent interior chamber within which the medical instrument trays and the instruments are sterilized, stored, displayed and transported. The TFL includes a plurality of exterior lid interconnectors. Each SSDT device also includes a configurable filtered base carriage (CFBC) assembly configured to latch and seal a bottom edge of the TFL assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy J. Ladison, Christina Jo (Dindl) Snyder
  • Publication number: 20110084071
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a collapsible food guard for displaying and serving food comprising a resilient transparent cover assembly for a substantially planar base. The cover assembly is substantially semi-cylindrical of a predetermined radius and has closed opposing ends. The cover assembly is reversibly pivotably attached to a base and has downward facing edges to seal the cover to the base when the cover is pivoted in the down (closed) position. The semi-cylindrical portion of the cover assembly is a resilient transparent shield that reversibly detachable from the arched surfaces of the closed opposing ends (side walls) and is sufficiently resilient such that when detached form the arched surfaces of the opposing side walls, it assumes the substantially planar shape in which it was initially molded. This resiliency allows the collapsible food guard to collapse into planar elements (side walls, shield and optional base) requiring minimal storage space and providing easy cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Craig Gundersen
  • Patent number: 7913870
    Abstract: An improvement to a container of the type that includes a vacuum formed transparent base and lid, the container having opposite sides that each forms a base flap (20) and a lid flap (22) that lie adjacent and parallel to each other, wherein the container indicates if it has been opened after a store clerk has loaded food into the container. An indicator sheet (34) lies between the base and lid and has cut-out characters (60) lying in holes (62) of a carrier (64), the carrier being bonded to the base flap and the characters being bonded to the lid flap. The container is opened by a person pulling up the lid flap, with the characters lifting out of their holes as they move up with the lid flap, and with the carrier that forms the character holes remaining on the base flap. When the lid is closed by pressing down the lid flap against the base flap, there will be some misalignment of the characters with the holes that they previously lay in, creating gaps that are readily noticeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 7850032
    Abstract: A window having multiple integral seals, the window being formed of a substantially optically transparent flexible membrane window panel; a substantially continuous peripheral window seal mechanism surrounding the window panel with the window seal mechanism being a continuous peripheral slot having an opening facing away from the window panel and being structured to receive thereinto a substantially rigid inner peripheral window aperture frame; a contoured skirt completely surrounding the window sealing mechanism; a substantially continuous peripheral door seal mechanism formed adjacent to an edge of the contoured skirt; and wherein the window panel, the window seal mechanism, the contoured skirt and the door seal mechanism are mutually integrally formed of a substantially water-resistant and resiliently pliable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Carnevali, Chad M. Remmers
  • Publication number: 20100288673
    Abstract: A pack for foods includes a container (11) able to contain sliced foods, and at least a removable closing sheet (12) able to seal the container (11) hermetically. The pack also includes a removable tray (14), having at least a position of use inside the pack in which the tray supports the sliced foods, and is provided with one or more retaining ridges (17) disposed in correspondence with an upper surface of the tray during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: PRINCIPE DI SAN DANIELE SPA CON SOCIO UNICO
    Inventor: Federico Venier
  • Publication number: 20100270197
    Abstract: The invention concerns a package (2) for sterilised products or products to be sterilised comprising a plastic box (4) and a lid (16) fixed on the box (4) to seal the latter with a tight sealing zone. The invention is characterised in that the lid (16) comprises: a plastic cover sheet (20) transparent for electronic irradiation and for light radiation; at least a window (22) provided in the cover sheet (20); at least a sheet of selectively sealing material (24) integral with said cover sheet (20) and closing the window (22); and an opaque screen (26, 126) for at least an electronic irradiation passing through the cover sheet or the selectively sealing material, said screen extending inside the package (2), proximate to the cover sheet (20), so as to allow through a sterilising gas, for example ethylene oxide (ETO) or water vapour, through the selectively sealing material (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Porret, Hubert Jansen
  • Patent number: 7815067
    Abstract: A storage container including a housing having an open-top wall structure defining a receptacle for receiving material to be stored. The container includes a cover disposable on the housing in a closed position relative to the receptacle. A button is movably carried by the cover and a seal. The seal is carried by the cover and shiftable between a compressed condition for sealingly engaging the wall structure when the cover is disposed in the closed position, and an uncompressed condition for disengaging from the wall structure. The container also includes a toggle mechanism coupled to the button and to the seal for effecting movement of the seal to its compressed and uncompressed conditions respectively in response to alternate actuations of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Tamotsu Matsumoto, Makiko Kida, Eugene R. Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20100170204
    Abstract: A container lid including a pleat for expanding and contracting a perimeter of a sealing section, the sealing section including a first sealing portion and a second sealing portion, wherein when the container lid is sealed onto a container, the first sealing portion contacts an interior surface of the container and the second sealing portion contacts a top surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: ANCHOR HOCKING, LLC
    Inventor: Dana W. Altheimer
  • Publication number: 20100148643
    Abstract: The invention is an improved housing for storage of an electronics interface package. The housing is attached to a sensor adaptor or connector, and rotatable about that sensor adaptor. The interface package is contained in the interior of the housing, and is orientatable in the interior to provide different angles of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: K-TEK CORP.
    Inventor: Eric Fauveau
  • Patent number: RE47234
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides for an assembly for securing equipment to a tank. The assembly comprises a base, a split ring, and a clamp. The base comprises a tank engagement portion, a base aperture, a lip positioned along a perimeter of the base aperture, and a first mating surface. The split ring is arranged to be at least partially positionable within the base. The split ring comprises a split ring aperture and a second mating surface in contact with the first mating surface when the split ring is partially positioned within the base. The clamp is positionable to hold the first mating surface in contact with the second mating surface. The clamp comprises a clamp aperture, a first contact surface, and a second contact surface. When the clamp is positioned to hold the mating surfaces in contact, the first contact surface contacts the base, and the second contact surface contacts the split ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: L.J. Star Incorporated
    Inventor: Dale A. Sandy