Having Gasket Or Packing Patents (Class 220/378)
  • Patent number: 10458405
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for a spring retainer configuration without suction bore grooves, wherein the spring retainer may be secured in place via a keeper. By eliminating the grooves, embodiments may reduce the surface area of the bore intersection, which may slow the rate of material erosion. Accordingly, embodiments may extend the life of a fluid end in high pressure environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Strom, Inc.
    Inventor: Shivrat Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10451068
    Abstract: A tip seal for scroll wraps in a scroll compressor is provided. The tip seal may include surface features to form a tortuous flow path in a seal groove of a scroll wrap. The surface features can help form one or more contraction and/or expansion areas in the tortuous flow path. The tortuous flow path can help provide resistance to fluid flow and help reduce leakage through the seal groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Crum, Joseph E. Ziolkowski
  • Patent number: 10431794
    Abstract: To provide (i) a method for producing an assembly capable of protecting a film from external force during, for example, transport and (ii) such an assembly, a method for producing an assembly includes a step of inserting a pillar-shaped core member through a plurality of separator rolls and a buffer member(s) made of a flexibility material and provided between separator rolls such that the separator rolls and the buffer member(s) are arranged alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Tsukuda, Daizaburo Yashiki
  • Patent number: 10413028
    Abstract: A mobile device case is disclosed. The mobile device case includes a body portion and a bottom portion. One portion includes a gasket configured to sealingly contact both the body portion and the bottom portion. The body portion and the bottom portion include mating curved surfaces. The gasket is a curved gasket that mates with the curved surfaces of the body portion and the bottom portion. The body portion and the bottom portion include a connection arrangement configured to releasably connect the body portion to the bottom portion. The connecting arrangement includes at least a first locking arrangement disposed in part on the first side of the body portion and the first side of the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Wang
  • Patent number: 10337636
    Abstract: The inflow of an external fluid into a mounting hole of a displacement control valve can be prevented, and accumulated gas in the mounting hole due to the permeation leakage of high-pressure gas can be discharged to the outside. A displacement control valve 1 inserted and fitted in a mounting hole 3 provided in a casing of a device controlled in displacement includes a sealing lip 46. The sealing lip 46 is fitted in a fitting section 41 at an outer peripheral portion of the displacement control valve 1 on a side close to an entrance of the mounting hole 3. The sealing lip 46 has a lip portion 46b abutting on an inner peripheral surface of the mounting hole 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Futakuchi, Kohei Fukudome, Masahiro Hayama, Hideki Higashidozono
  • Patent number: 10305267
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a box main body having an opening portion in an upper end portion at a time of installation, and an upper cover that blocks the opening portion at the time of installation. The box main body has an insertion wall portion continuously formed along an outer circumference of the box main body in the upper end portion at the outer circumference of the box main body. The upper cover has a groove portion continuously formed along an outer circumference of the upper cover in a lower end portion at the outer circumference of the upper cover. Here, the insertion wall portion is inserted into the groove portion from lower side when the opening portion of the box main body is blocked. At least one rib protruding downward from a bottom portion of the groove portion is formed in the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawada, Yuki Komiya
  • Patent number: 10273878
    Abstract: A rigid cap is provided for a motor vehicle, in particular, for the engine of a motor vehicle. The rigid cap has a first layer made of a metal material and at least a second layer comprising polyamide 11. Preferably, the second layer is made entirely of polyamide 11 and, even more preferably, entirely covers the first layer. The cap may be a press-fit cap or a threaded cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dayco Europe S.R.L.
    Inventors: Jordi Viladrich, Gianluca Perfetti, Stefan Brandin
  • Patent number: 10227165
    Abstract: A lid release mechanism and a lid locking mechanism for a food processing apparatus are disclosed. The lid release mechanism facilitates removal of a lid from a container via a camming surface in some embodiments. For removal, the lid may be initially tilted to break the seal between the lid and the container. A lid locking mechanism may be included, and in some embodiments, the motion to unlock the lid (e.g., pivoting an arm) also starts lid removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventor: David M. Audette
  • Patent number: 10155611
    Abstract: A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base including a longitudinal axis extending therethrough and having a top surface, an undersurface opposite the top surface, and a projection extending from the undersurface in an axial direction. The projection is configured to be received by a complementary opening in the container. The seal ring may be part of a package that also includes a container having a mouth, an axially-facing sealing surface, and an opening in the sealing surface, and a foil sealingly and removably coupled to the base of the seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Grant
  • Patent number: 9926182
    Abstract: Various systems, processes, and techniques may be used to achieve beverage dispensing. In particular implementations, a beverage dispensing system may include a housing, a water inlet, a dispensing faucet, and a tray. The housing may include a base and at least one vertically extending wall that defines an inner cavity at least at the top of the housing. The water inlet and the dispensing faucet may be coupled to the housing. The tray may be adapted to couple to the housing and be suspended in the inner cavity. The tray may have walls and a lower surface that define a cavity adapted to hold a beverage concentrate container, the lower surface being slanted relative to the base of the housing when the tray is coupled to the housing. The lower surface may have an connector fitting adapted to receive a beverage concentrate conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Schroeder Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David Santy
  • Patent number: 9917427
    Abstract: A utility box assembly includes a housing structure having an open upper end, a first peripheral channel around the open upper end, and a second peripheral channel disposed below the first peripheral channel and inwardly therefrom. A first sealing element is seated in the first peripheral channel, and a second sealing element is seated in the second peripheral channel. A cover is configured to cover the open upper end. The cover has an outer peripheral portion configured to engage the first sealing element, and a downward-depending flange configured to engage the second sealing element. A liquid-tight seal is provided by the compression of the first and second sealing elements within their channels when the cover is secured to the open upper end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Seahorse Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Rost, Hardy L. Rost
  • Patent number: 9901004
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic control unit is disclosed. The housing contains a main body having a base and a wall rising from the base, a cover supported on the wall opposite to the base and fixed to the housing for defining an inner volume, and a seat on the wall for a sealant interposed between the main body and the cover contributing to isolate the inner volume from an outer volume. The seat contains a portion adjoining the inner volume or the outer volume, the portion having an edge on the wall inclined with respect to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Alan Kang, Thomas Riepl, Marius Tarnovetchi
  • Patent number: 9803559
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment of this disclosure relates to a system including an airfoil having a static portion, a moveable portion, and a seal between the static portion and the moveable portion. The seal is moveable separate from the static portion and the moveable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew D. Burdick, Thomas J. Praisner, Andrew S. Aggarwala, Eric A. Hudson, Michael G. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 9770081
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing, a support and a sealing ring. The first housing has a first surface and a second surface that together form an accommodation portion. The second surface is connected to the first surface, and the second surface surrounds the first surface. The second housing is disposed in the accommodation portion. The second housing has a third surface and a fourth surface connected to each other. The third surface faces the first surface, and the fourth surface faces the second surface. The support is disposed between the first surface and the third surface for keeping a distance between the first surface and the third surface. The sealing ring is squeezed between the second surface and the fourth surface, and the sealing ring seals the accommodation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ELITEGROUP COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Shun Chao
  • Patent number: 9733110
    Abstract: A housing equipped with a viewing window. The housing includes: a housing segment which adjoins a radially inwardly extending shoulder, which terminally externally surrounds a housing opening conically tapering from the housing interior toward the housing exterior. Flushly mounted in the opening, a disk shaped viewing window pane, which has bordering on its outwardly facing surface an external lateral surface conically tapering form the housing interior toward the housing exterior. A one-piece, shaped seal, which has a first portion, which externally completely surrounds the viewing window pane, and which has a second portion, which lies against an outer edge of a surface of the viewing window pane facing inwards into the housing. A support ring secured in the housing segment clamps the viewing window pane in the housing segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventor: Thierry Moser
  • Patent number: 9723740
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic control apparatus for a vehicle, and the electronic control apparatus of the present disclosure includes: an electronic control element which includes an electronic control board which electrically controls each part of a vehicle, and a heating element which is positioned on a surface of the electronic control board; a cover and a base which accommodate the electronic control element; and a connector which is coupled to the electronic control element, in which an edge part where the cover and the base come into contact with each other is configured in a multi-step bent shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Sun Jae Yang, Hyung Joon Moon, Chang Geun Shin, Dong Gi Lee, Jun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9616563
    Abstract: A toolbox has a central section and at least one side section. The side sections are pivotally attached to the central section using a pin and slot arrangement which allows an eccentric path to be followed as the side sections pivot around the central section. This allows freedom of design of the dimensions of a central tray in the central section without obstructing pivoting of the side sections. A latch may be provided which slightly opens the side sections when it is in its unlatched position allowing a user to see that the sides are not properly latched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Vilkormirski, Nadin Daniel Horovitz, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Patent number: 9599225
    Abstract: A blocking configuration of an oil pressure circuit hole includes a plug screwed together with an aperture end portion of the oil pressure circuit hole provided to a main body. The plug includes: a shaft portion; an external thread portion disposed on a leading end of the shaft portion; an O-ring mounted on an outer periphery of a base end portion of the shaft portion and pressed between the outer periphery of the shaft portion and an inner periphery of the oil pressure circuit hole to seal them; a flange portion having an external diameter larger than that of the shaft portion and disposed on a part of a base end side of a storage groove on which the O-ring is mounted; and a polygonal column-shaped head portion on which a tightening tool is mounted and disposed on a part of a base end side of the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Nohara, Hiroyuki Chikugo, Shuuji Hori, Mitsumasa Akashi
  • Patent number: 9248944
    Abstract: Provided is a waterproof structure capable of facilitating positioning of a packing. A waterproof structure according to one aspect of the present invention includes a first case having a groove formed therein, a packing that is disposed in the groove, a second case that pushes the packing and forms a sealed space with the first case. The packing includes a bending part, and the groove includes a guiding part that guides a tip of the bending part to a predetermined position on the bottom surface of the groove in the first case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 9188383
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a sealing system for a refrigerator and, more particularly, a sealing system located between the doors of a refrigerator and its acclimatized chambers and of the kind that comprises a gasket to be inserted in a receiving channel existing also between the doors of a refrigerator and its acclimatized chambers. The sealing system for refrigerator herein reported consists of at least one gasket comprising a tubular body formed by at least one attaching end and by at least one sealing body; at least one groove defined in at least one movable door or at least one fixed cabinet; and by at least one rib defined in at least one movable door or at least one fixed cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventors: Axel Julio Ramm, Gustavo Frattini
  • Patent number: 9072402
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a capsule for containing beverage ingredients, the capsule being designed for insertion in a beverage production device, the capsule comprising a cup-like body portion, a flange-like rim portion, a delivery wall and a sealing member having—in a radial cross sectional view—at least one protrusion and/or recession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Ryser
  • Patent number: 9010566
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150102035
    Abstract: A sealing ring is an elastic annular member with an engaging groove for insertion of an insertion member. The engaging groove includes a sealing surface and an opposite abutting surface which is inclined from the bottom of the engaging groove toward the open end of the engaging groove, so that the open end of the engaging groove is narrower than the bottom of the engaging groove. When the insertion member is inserted in the engaging groove, the abutting surface and the sealing surface will transmit pressure to make the abutting surface of the abutting portion and the sealing surface of the sealing lip of the sealing ring are pressed against two sides of the inserted insertion member. Therefore, the sealing performance of the sealing ring is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald TUAN
  • Publication number: 20150102032
    Abstract: A non-spill container assembly having a container, a collar and an annular seal from which drinking can occur at any location around a rim of the container assembly. The collar has an internal frustoconical shape wall with a circular upper end that extends downward and inwardly into a closed lower end. The closed lower end has a projection that extends outward from its center. The collar includes a support surface arranged along an inner surface of an upper edge of the circular upper end and a fastener assembly disposed adjacent to a bottom of the collar provided to securely fasten to a container. A plurality of passages are radially disposed around the projection in the internal frustoconical shape wall to channel a fluid. A plurality of radial protrusions disposed radially adjacent to the support surface defining various channels along the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Bryan DUNN, Mark A. HATHERILL, Kevin Douglas JOHNSON, Matthew Joseph SAXTON
  • Patent number: 8991634
    Abstract: A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, a radially outer portion, and an inner seal. The radially outer portion has a locking band that is configured to lock beneath an external engagement element of a container so as to secure the seal ring thereto. The inner seal is configured to be biased into sealing engagement with an inner finish surface of the container. The seal ring may be part of a package that also includes a container having a finish that comprises a sealing lip, an external engagement element, and an inner surface, and a foil sealingly and removably coupled to the base of the seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Grant, Brian J. Chisholm
  • Patent number: 8973773
    Abstract: The invention provides a seal that forms part of a container for storing and dispensing consumer products. The container can be used in place of conventional blister packs for the packaging of pills, tablets or capsules or multi-cavity containers for organising and storing mixed medication for subsequent dispensation according to a predefined dosage regimen. The container includes a tray having a generally planar top surface into which has been formed one or more discrete cavities for receiving the consumer products. The seal includes a cover film (1) having a pattern of electrically conductive tracks (14) that defines a circuit per cavity. Pre-formed lines of separation (4) define a removable portion (2) per cavity to retain the consumer products in that cavity until it is removed along its line of separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Future Technology (UK) Ltd
    Inventor: Howard Elliott
  • Publication number: 20150059445
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a container cover (5) to close a filling opening (4) in a transport and/or storage container, in particular a temporary and/or permanent storage container for contaminated and/or activated substances, with at least two grooves (9) on the inside of the container cover (5) that are arranged at an interval to one another, with at least two gaskets (8) each arranged in a groove (9), and with a bypass device (18) to circulate (19) a gas, the bypass device (18) being connected with at least one groove (9) in such a way that an undefined gas volume (17) confined by the gasket (8) and the groove (9) can escape through the bypass device (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Inga Maren Tragsdorf, Stefan Kienitz, Felix Benedict Kollmann, Oliver Peters
  • Patent number: 8950618
    Abstract: A flange plate closure for accessing a containment vessel has a metal base plate, having an interior and an exterior surface, at least one vertical metal tube having an open end, a metal flange ring at said open end defining an upper planar surface, and a lining made of non-corrosive material. The lining is disposed in overlying relation to the interior surface of the base plate, the interior of the tube and the upper planar surface of the flange ring. The lining is rigid, and is mechanically affixed to the metal components. The lining is made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Alex V. Degutis, William R. Borowski, David A. Oestermeyer, Steven J. Vannocken, Joshua J. Chesser, Brian D. Putnam
  • Patent number: 8925759
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8915394
    Abstract: When cleaning water hits a lower wall 33h of a first waterproof portion 33 of an upper cover 15, and the water is thrown up to the upper cover 15, a tapered outer wall 30b of the first waterproof portion 30 and a tapered inner wall 33g of the first waterproof portion 33 come into contact with each other, and are engaged with each other to close an entrance side of a tiny passage 27. Even if the water enters, the water enters a blind passage 33b to reduce the force of the water. The water of which force is reduced falls down. It is effective for improving waterproof performance to reduce the force of the water by the blind passage 33b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sunsoku I, Yasuhito Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8899443
    Abstract: A storage container assembly comprises, a storage receptacle, a removable lid, and a seal. The storage receptacle has a base and a continuous sidewall connected to the base. The sidewall has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The lid has a main body that covers at least a portion of the storage receptacle. The lid has a first and a second receiving channel. The seal has a securing member and a blade portion. The securing member goes into the first receiving channel of the lid to connect the seal to the lid. The blade portion of the seal contacts the interior surface of the sidewall. The exterior surface of the sidewall contacts the second receiving channel. The sidewall of the storage receptacle is within the second receiving channel. The blade portion forms a generally fluid tight seal with the sidewall while the sidewall contacts the second receiving channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Soibel, Tyson Manullang, Kieron Tse
  • Publication number: 20140332536
    Abstract: A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base including a longitudinal axis extending therethrough and having a top surface, an undersurface opposite the top surface, and a projection extending from the undersurface in an axial direction. The projection is configured to be received by a complementary opening in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Grant
  • Publication number: 20140332535
    Abstract: A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, a radially outer portion, and an inner seal. The radially outer portion has a locking band that is configured to lock beneath an external engagement element of a container so as to secure the seal ring thereto. The inner seal is configured to be biased into sealing engagement with an inner finish surface of the container. The seal ring may be part of a package includes a container having a finish that comprises a sealing lip, an external engagement element, and an inner surface, and a foil sealingly and removably coupled to the base of the seal ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8875913
    Abstract: An airless baby bottle includes: a) an elongated shaft having an open top and an open bottom and having a constant internal cross-section, and having attachment means for securing a nipple piece fastening collar thereto; b) a nipple piece fastening collar; c) a nipple piece having a main body with an outer rim and having a nipple with at least one liquid-release orifice and nipple having a plurality of accordion segments so as to create a rest short nipple position and so as to permit a stressed elongated nipple position when a baby sucks on it; d) a piston to sealably and moveably fit within the elongated shaft, the piston having external sides with a peripheral upper blade and a peripheral lower blade, each of said peripheral upper blade peripheral lower blade having a plurality of peripheral ridges running perpendicular to the elongated shaft elongation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Priska I. Diaz
  • Patent number: 8857645
    Abstract: A container (210) for holding granular or powdered material and formed by a top wall (212), a bottom wall (214), a front wall (216), a rear wall (218), a first side wall (220), and a second side wall (222). A rotatably removable lid (D) is interiorly mounted with a scoop (32) and is pivotally hinged to a collar (300) that includes a sealing gasket (330). The collar (300) mounts to the walls of the container (210). A sealing wall 240 of the lid (D) cooperates with the gasket 300 to prevent the contents from spilling. The container (210) incorporates powder control features, a container wall junction (50) preferred geometry and congruent scoop (32) enabling convenient access to the contents, a tolerance variation accommodating and strength improving, J-shaped collar (300) and interlocking indentations (290) and flex clips (310), and a pressure controlling portion (350) that prevents unwanted deformation due to pressure differentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: James P. Perry, Craig A. McCardell, Jeremy McBroom, David Compeau, Ashley A. Gohlke, William J. Hook, Katherine J. Jordan, Frank S. Walczak, Peter B. Clarke, J. Kevin Clay, Richard C. Darr, Jack E. Elder, Marc A. Pedmo, Charles R. Schotthoefer
  • Patent number: 8851123
    Abstract: A sealed stopper for an opening in a junction tubing between an enclosure and a pipe, including an attachment ring. The stopper includes a rigid lid and a sealing assembly borne by the lid including a passive annular gasket including at least one annular internal chamber, a first static annular gasket, a second static annular gasket and a flat gasket ensuring the seal of the opening of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Areva NP
    Inventors: Lionel Le Gall, Pierre Chevalier, Jean-Claude Petit
  • Patent number: 8839979
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tank including an O-ring 34 between a cylindrical mouth portion 18, which is formed in a resin liner 12 forming a tank body which is to be filled with gas, and a ferrule member 20 which is mounted on an inner peripheral side of the mouth portion 18. An insert ring 36 which is insert-molded at the time of molding the resin liner 12 is provided within the mouth portion 18. The insert ring 36 includes a plurality of communication holes 38 which communicate between the inner peripheral side and an outer peripheral side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8840337
    Abstract: A screed die box includes a screed die bucket, a screed die box gate, a screed die box lever, a screed plate, and a positioning member. The screed die box gas is slidably connected at the bottom of the screed die bucket. The screed die box lever is rotatably connected to the screed die bucket and the screed die box gate for sliding the screed die box gate between an open position and a closed position. The screed plate is slidably connected along an aft side of the screed die bucket and includes a positioning aperture. The positioning member is located in the screed die bucket and engages the screed plate, the positioning member sliding the screed plate as the positioning member is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Fredrickson, Barry W. Mattson, Christopher A. Lins, Thomas L. Triplett, Bradley K. Voigt, Charles W. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20140262358
    Abstract: A multi-member assembly including a first structural member, a second structural member opposed from the first structural member, a crossover seal positioned between the first and second structural members, wherein the crossover seal defines a bore, and an end cap including a cap portion and a plug portion protruding from the cap portion, wherein the plug portion is at least partially received in the bore such that the cap portion bridges the first and second structural members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott M. Livingston, Jack W. Mauldin, Robert P. Lotter, Paul B. Philipp, Khalid S. Alshobber, John N. Harris
  • Patent number: 8820562
    Abstract: A filler neck is equipped with a neck main body having a pipe shaped resin inner layer and resin outer layer, and a retainer made of metal mounted so as to cover the edge part of the neck main body. The resin inner layer and the resin outer layer are made of resin materials for which one layer has superior fuel permeability resistance to the other layer. The resin inner layer has a screw part for screwing into a screw part of a fuel cap on the inner wall of the resin inner layer. The retainer has a seal part for sealing between the gasket, and a round cylinder shaped outer circumference protector part. The lower end of the outer circumference protector part is on plane perpendicular to the center axis of the fuel path. The plane includes the screw part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kito, Atsushi Sekihara, Yoshinari Hiramatsu, Masashi Yamamoto, Noboru Hosoe, Hitoshi Uchida, Masayuki Kajioka
  • Patent number: 8813990
    Abstract: A cargo container and method for transporting hazardous material includes a housing, a frame, and a lid, or, alternatively a door. The frame and housing define an opening and an interior storage space for containing the hazardous material. The lid or door is operatively connected to the frame and covers the opening for inhibiting access to the interior storage space. A first gasket fluidly seals the lid or door for inhibiting hazardous material from moving from the interior storage space to an outer environment. Additionally, the cargo container may include a second gasket, a seal arrangement, and/or a tortuous path for deflecting airborne hazardous materials from the first gasket and further inhibiting hazardous material from moving from the interior storage space to the outer environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Metal Solutions Design & Fabrication, LLC
    Inventor: M. David Berger
  • 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: 8807370
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a preservation container having a container body and a lid assembly. The lid assembly includes an upper cover, a knob provided on a top of the upper cover and rotated by a user, a vertical moving unit coupled to the upper cover and moved up and down by a rotation of the knob, an intermediate cover detachably coupled to a bottom of the upper cover and having in a central portion thereof a hole through which the vertical moving unit is exposed to an outside, a lower cover coupled to the vertical moving unit, and a packing fitted into a groove which is formed in a top of the lower cover and sliding along a bottom of the intermediate cover to be in close contact with an inner surface of the container body, when the vertical moving unit moves up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dongyang Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140209611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions (compounds) which can be used as seal material in vessel caps, even under pasteurization conditions and possibly sterilization conditions. More specifically, the invention relates to such compositions that are suitable for vessel caps that can be unscrewed, such as lug screw caps and in particular Press-on/Twist-off® caps, and that result in a reduced migration of undesirable substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Actega DS GmbH
    Inventor: Dany Mängel
  • Patent number: 8789719
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to permanently attach fuel delivery system components to fuel tanks are described herein. An example apparatus includes an insert material integrally formed with at least a portion of the fuel tank. The insert material includes a first layer material having a low permeation characteristic and a second layer material adjacent the first layer material having a relatively lower melting point than a melting point of the first layer material to enable permanent attachment of a coupling apparatus to a surface of the fuel tank by melting at least a portion of the second layer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Whelan, Robert Tate, Brian Scott
  • Publication number: 20140183197
    Abstract: A seal and method of forming a seal for a reclosable container includes a removable cap that is selectively received over a pour opening formed in a can body. The method includes applying a plastisol to an interior surface of the cap, curing the plastisol at an elevated temperature in the cap, and cold-forming the cap containing the cured plastisol therein. In another arrangement, an EVA seal material is extruded into the cap and the seal is subsequently cold-formed in the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: DAYTON SYSTEMS GROUP INC.
    Inventor: Steven T. Cook
  • Patent number: 8763836
    Abstract: A container includes a sealing system coupled to an interior surface of the container's lid or cover. The sealing system includes a rotatable latch that, when rotated, cooperates with a number of gears to and a cam assembly formed in the lid to actuate a number of arms or links. In one embodiment, some of the arms extend approximately radially from a driven gear and operate to move an engagement member of the sealing assembly into contact with a complementary engagement member coupled to a base portion of the container. This engagement, in turn, compresses a seal or gasket located between the lid portion and the base portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Patent number: 8740011
    Abstract: A vacuum processing apparatus that includes a vacuum vessel; an opening disposed in a wall of the vacuum vessel, through which a sample to be processed is taken in and out; a valve body disposed outside the wall for airtightly sealing the opening; and a drive unit driving the valve body to carry out a sealing or opening operation. The drive unit includes a first member coupled to an actuator that moves along a substantially linear first direction as a result of operation of the actuator, and a second member coupled to the first member that moves along a substantially linear second direction that intersects with the first direction. The valve body, coupled to the second member, seals the opening as a result of movement of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Tauchi, Akitaka Makino
  • Patent number: 8733575
    Abstract: A food processor bowl 1 has a pouring lip 2, a sidewall 4, a handle 5, a floor 6 and bowl neck 7 with an opening 3. The bowl 1 has an upper rim 8 and pair of hinge slots 9, 10 adapted to receive corresponding hinge pins 17, 18 that are attached to the cover 13. The bowl neck 7 is adapted to receive a driven motor shaft (not shown) through its opening 3. A conventional blade assembly (not shown) is mounted to the driven shaft to rotate therewith in order to chop and mix food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Z Krasznai, Joseph J Laskowski, David J Wanat, James A Sandor