Barrel-shaped Container Patents (Class 220/4.04)
  • Patent number: 9027772
    Abstract: A portable barrel for containing beverage includes a barrel body, an inner tank, a barrel lid and an adjusting tray. The barrel body has a receiving recess. The inner tank is mounted in the receiving recess of the barrel body and has a tank body and a pouring cap mounted on the tank body. The barrel lid is mounted on the barrel body and covers the pouring cap of the inner tank. The adjusting tray is mounted on the barrel lid and connects with the inner tank. The barrel body and the barrel lid can keep the inner tank cooled for a long time. The adjusting tray can be rotated to move upward, such that a channel is formed between the pouring cap and the adjusting tray to easily pour the beverage out from the inner tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Fang-Tzu Chen
  • Patent number: 8919598
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation panel assembly having upper, lower, and first and second side vacuum insulation panels. The upper vacuum insulation panel has an aperture formed therethrough and an edge forming an overlap joint. The lower vacuum insulation panel also has an aperture formed therethrough and an edge forming an overlap joint. The first and second side vacuum insulation panels have an arcuate, half-cylindrical shape with a top edge forming an overlap joint configured to engage the overlap joint of the upper vacuum insulation panel, a bottom edge forming an overlap joint configured to engage the overlap joint of the lower vacuum insulation panel, and first and second side edges forming overlap joints configured to engage the overlap joints of the first and second side edges of the other side vacuum insulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: AMTROL Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Gary Kampf, Christopher A. Van Haaren
  • Publication number: 20140312032
    Abstract: A container includes a substantially cylindrical body portion comprising panels arranged about substantially the entire body portion and defining a body portion interior. Each panel includes substantially parallel side edges and an upper and lower edge. Each side edge of each panel is joined to a side edge of an adjacent panel. The upper edges of the panels form an upper edge of the body portion and the lower edges of the panels form a lower edge of the body portion. The upper edge and the lower edge of each panel are displaced circumferentially from one another. A closure member can be joined to the lower edge of the body portion. A recessed portion of the body portion can be concave and a most inward point of the recessed portion can be located approximately at the midpoint between the body portion upper edge and the body portion lower edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Davidian
  • Patent number: 8708179
    Abstract: A product packaging device includes side portions. Each of the side portions includes a first end portion, a second end portion and a loading portion. The side portions fold together for closing the product packaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: F.D.S. Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin T. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8708177
    Abstract: A dielectrically-resistant system includes a first component of a first plastic shell having opposed and spaced apart walls, defining a first cavity. The first plastic shell includes a first rib. Disposed within the first cavity is a first in-situ foam core including expanded polymer beads. The first in-situ foam core has a thermal bond with the first plastic shell. A second plastic shell and in-situ foam core component essentially mirroring the first component is connected to the first component by a connection. The dielectrically-resistant system is capable of resisting an electric potential difference of at least 50 kV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Richard W. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8464884
    Abstract: A container assembly having a tank with first and second sides for storing materials under pressure. A plurality of hoop stringers surround each half of the tank and cross one another to define joints. The hoop stringers extend radially outward at various points, including the crossing of the hoop stringers, to increase a cross sectional area of the hoop stringers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas M. Shearin
  • Patent number: 8393494
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a large-volume storage vessel (100, 100?), comprising a closure section (200, 200?, 200?) closed by a base (210, 210?, 210?), another closure section (200, 200?, 200?) or a base (400) and/or and at least one intermediate section (300, 300?), at least two of the adjoining components being joined to each other by a joining means (500) comprising two collars (510) produced on the annular free ends of these two components while being turned facing each other, a plurality of bolts (520) passing through the two collars (510) in order to assemble them. According to the invention, the joining means comprises a plurality of washers (522) mounted on the screws of the bolts (520) while being interposed between the two collars (510) in order to form between them an annular volume (532) for receiving a sealing means (530).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Maya Group
    Inventor: Yannick Juhere
  • Patent number: 8245452
    Abstract: A riser formed from a plurality of curved cylindrical segments with vertical side edges having mating vertically tapered projections and slots brought into interlocking engagement to pull confronting surfaces together as the tapered elements become increasingly mechanically engaged. The segments are assembled by a sliding engagement of the protruding mating element of one segment into the vertically tapered slot of an adjacent segment. When sufficient segments are joined together horizontally to complete a ring except for a last adjacent pair of vertical side edges, the ring is warped to align the protruding mating element of the last adjacent pair of vertical side edges with an opposite end of the adjacent tapered slot. Thus aligned, the final protruding mating element and tapered slot are then slipped together while un-warping the joined segments forming the remainder of the ring until the top and bottom ends of all the segments are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sim-Tech Filters, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Koteskey
  • Patent number: 8039252
    Abstract: A multi-chamber cell culture assembly has provisions for the distribution of nutrient culture medium and gasses throughout each of the chambers. A device is constructed to provide a large surface area for the growth and cultivation of hybridomas, mammalian and insect cells. The device may incorporate macro, micro or nano structures on the growth surfaces to promote or enhance distribution of nutrients, cell product, gasses or growth area. Cell growth, nutrient addition and cell product withdrawal may be carried out automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Berry
  • Patent number: 7966786
    Abstract: A riser formed from a plurality of curved cylindrical segments with vertical side edges having mating vertically tapered projections and slots brought into interlocking engagement to pull confronting surfaces together as the tapered elements become increasingly mechanically engaged. The segments are assembled by a sliding engagement of the protruding mating element of one segment into the vertically tapered slot of an adjacent segment. When sufficient segments are joined together horizontally to complete a ring except for a last adjacent pair of vertical side edges, the ring is warped to align the protruding mating element of the last adjacent pair of vertical side edges with an opposite end of the adjacent tapered slot. Thus aligned, the final protruding mating element and tapered slot are then slipped together while un-warping the joined segments forming the remainder of the ring until the top and bottom ends of all the segments are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Sim-Tech Filters, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Koteskey
  • Publication number: 20110049141
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a large-volume storage vessel (100, 100?), comprising a closure section (200, 200?, 200?) closed by a base (210, 210?, 210?), another closure section (200, 200?, 200?) or a base (400) and/or and at least one intermediate section (300, 300?), at least two of the adjoining components being joined to each other by a joining means (500) comprising two collars (510) produced on the annular free ends of these two components while being turned facing each other, a plurality of bolts (520) passing through the two collars (510) in order to assemble them. According to the invention, the joining means comprises a plurality of washers (522) mounted on the screws of the bolts (520) while being interposed between the two collars (510) in order to form between them an annular volume (532) for receiving a sealing means (530).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Yannick Juhere
  • Publication number: 20090020527
    Abstract: A modular container includes a tubular body having a plurality of wall plates, and a plurality of pillars each interconnecting two adjacent ones of the wall plates. Each of the pillars has two wing plates projecting outwardly therefrom. Each of the wing plates has at least two vertically spaced-apart slots. Each of the wall plates has a plurality of spaced-apart side tabs engaged respectively to the slots in a corresponding one of the wing plates. A base seat is connected to and covers a bottom end of the tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Shun-Chi Chen
  • Publication number: 20080185379
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for storing an elongated article, such as a light string or the like. The apparatus includes a hollow tube and an elongated sock. The elongated sock is fed onto the hollow tube such that end of said sock is in proximity to the end of the tube. In use, one end of the elongated article is inserted through the hollow tube and is pulled through the tube along with the sock. As the length of the elongated article is pulled through the tube along with the sock, the length of the elongated article is disposed within the length of the sock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Brandyn B. Phillips
  • Patent number: 7342989
    Abstract: A transport or storage cask comprises a cask body, a modular thermal conducting and shielding system and a mechanical attachment. The modular thermal conducting and shielding system includes a modular fin and a modular neutron shield. The mechanical attachment retains the modular thermal conducting and shielding system to the cask body. The modular fin is disposed between the modular neutron shield and the cask body. The modular fin is capable of dissipating thermal energy from the cask body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: NAC International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Pennington, George Carver
  • Patent number: 7194060
    Abstract: Heat conductive fins (107) are welded along both sides of a belt-like member (105a) with a margin left along edges of the both sides, thereby to form a unit (105c). The unit (105c) is welded to a body (101) with the heat conductive fins (107) from the outside of each fin. Next, another belt-like member (105b) is covered over a gap between adjacent belt-like members (105a, 105a), and these members are welded from the outside. With this arrangement, there is no need to weld in a narrow and long space and the entire welding step is carried out from the outside, which makes it easier to assemble a cask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunari Ohsono, Toshihiro Matsuoka, Suguru Hode, Shinji Ookame
  • Patent number: 6896410
    Abstract: Flexible and semi-rigid refuse containers are provided for long term storage of refuse in environments where permafrost conditions prevail. The preferred containers are formed from woven fiberglass coated with a UV resistant polymer such as PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: JPS Converter and Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: H. Landis Carter, Shobha Murari
  • Patent number: 6839395
    Abstract: Heat conductive fins are welded along both sides of a belt-like member with a margin left along edges of the both sides, thereby to form a unit. The unit is welded to a body with the heat conductive fins from the outside of each fin. Next, another belt-like member is covered over a gap between adjacent belt-like members, and these members are welded from the outside. With this arrangement, there is no need to weld in a narrow and long space and the entire welding step is carried out from the outside, which makes it easier to assemble a cask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunari Ohsono, Toshihiro Matsuoka, Suguru Hode, Shinji Ookame
  • Patent number: 6789664
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to cases for storing eyeglasses also having an item such as a mirror, thermometer, compass, laser pointer, or timepiece included in its structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Contour Optik, Inc.
    Inventor: David Chao
  • Patent number: 6675984
    Abstract: A metal finishing barrel side opening has a cover secured by a series of cover and barrel tabs, the cover slid into a secured position with the cover tabs partially overlain by the barrel tabs. A locking handle assembly includes a graspable portion supported on a deflectable spring blade attached to the cover at one end which allows the handle assembly to move away from an aligned locator feature on the barrel as the cover is pushed into position. When the cover is shifted lengthwise, the handle assembly moves past the locking feature, and the locking blade pushes the handle assembly back down alongside the locking feature which then prevents reverse sliding of the cover back from under the barrel tabs. When the handle is pulled to initiate removal of the cover, the handle assembly is then moved out above the locking feature to enable the cover to be slid to the released position. An automation apparatus interacts with one form of the locking assembly to automatically install and remove the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Jessup Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Jessup
  • Publication number: 20030024928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container, in particular as a work room, with variable volume, having a basic container with a bottom wall and a roof wall, at least one expansion element, which can be moved out of the basic container and which exhibits a bottom wall, a side that is open in the direction of the basic container, as well as a front wall opposite the open side, and a device, with which the expansion element can be lowered and lifted. The basic container exhibits at least one hinged side wall and the expansion element is open at the top. In the moved-out state a roof wall of the expansion element is formed by the side wall that is opened up on hinges and belongs to the basic container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Dornier GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Serden
  • Patent number: 6409039
    Abstract: A metal finishing barrel side opening has a cover secured by a series of cover and barrel tabs, the cover slid into a secured position with the cover tabs partially overlain by the barrel tabs. A locking handle assembly includes a graspable portion supported on a deflectable spring blade attached to the cover at one end which allows the handle assembly to move away from an aligned locator feature on the barrel as the cover is pushed into position. When the cover is shifted lengthwise, the handle assembly moves past the locking feature, and the locking blade pushes the handle assembly back down alongside the locking feature which then prevents reverse sliding of the cover back from under the barrel tabs. When the handle is pulled to initiate removal of the cover, the handle assembly is then moved out above the locking feature to enable the cover to be slid to the released position. An automation apparatus interacts with one form of the locking assembly to automatically install and remove the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Jessup Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Jessup
  • Patent number: 6401951
    Abstract: An enclosure system for providing a visual barrier with respect to various objects, including a tank of the type used to store fuel, water and other liquid and gaseous materials. The enclosure system includes an enclosure and a lid covering the enclosure. The enclosure is attached to the tank and is made from opaque materials such as wood or dyed plastic. Vent openings are provided to prevent the accumulation of undesirable vapors, e.g., fuel vapors, that may escape from the tank and accumulate between the enclosure and the tank. An attachment mechanism is provided for supporting the enclosure in a predetermined position relative to the tank, e.g., so that the bottom of the enclosure is positioned a few inches above the surface on which the tank rests. An optional second attachment mechanism is provided for ensuring the enclosure remains so positioned relative to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Schuyler Gould
  • Patent number: 6325212
    Abstract: A reusable container, made of a thermoplastic material, with at least one filler and drain opening (18) in the top panel (20) and with a circumferential upper and lower stacking ring (12, 16). To permit reuse, direct stackability, good residual drainability as well as good manipulability of the container, this invention provides for the upper stacking ring (12) to have a slightly larger diameter than the lower stacking ring (16) and to feature on the inside of its upper rim a recess matching the diameter of the lower stacking ring (16) and on the outside a vertically protruding circular flange, so that, when stacked one container atop the other, the lower stacking ring of the upper container fits into the recess in the upper stacking ring of the barrel underneath and is snugly centered therein by the vertically protruding circular flange. This allows for the direct, multiple, secure stacking of the containers that are the object of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Mauser-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Przytulla, Khaled Atta
  • Publication number: 20010027975
    Abstract: A metal finishing barrel side opening has a cover secured by a series of cover and barrel tabs, the cover slid into a secured position with the cover tabs partially overlain by the barrel tabs. A locking handle assembly includes a graspable portion supported on a deflectable spring blade attached to the cover at one end which allows the handle assembly to move away from an aligned locator feature on the barrel as the cover is pushed into position. When the cover is shifted lengthwise, the handle assembly moves past the locking feature, and the locking blade pushes the handle assembly back down alongside the locking feature which then prevents reverse sliding of the cover back from under the barrel tabs. When the handle is pulled to initiate removal of the cover, the handle assembly is then moved out above the locking feature to enable the cover to be slid to the released position. An automation apparatus interacts with one form of the locking assembly to automatically install and remove the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Richard J. Jessup
  • Patent number: 6230892
    Abstract: A reusable container, made of a thermoplastic material, with at least one filler and drain opening (18) in the top panel (20) and with a circumferential upper and lower stacking ring (12, 16). To permit reuse, direct stackability, good residual drainability as well as good manipulability of the container, this invention provides for the upper stacking ring (12) to have a slightly larger diameter than the lower stacking ring (16) and to feature on the inside of its upper rim a recess matching the diameter of the lower stacking ring (16) and on the outside a vertically protruding circular flange, so that, when stacked one container atop the other, the lower stacking ring of the upper container fits into the recess in the upper stacking ring of the barrel underneath and is snugly centered therein by the vertically protruding circular flange. This allows for the direct, multiple, secure stacking of the containers that are the object of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Mauser-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Przytulla, Khaled Atta
  • Patent number: 6227398
    Abstract: A hamper assembly has a plurality of separate sections, and a plurality of supports. Each section has a first side and a second side, and a connector provided on each side of each section. In addition, each support removably couples the connector on the first side of one section and the connector on the second side of an adjacent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Seville Classics
    Inventors: Frank Yang, William Tan
  • Patent number: 6223930
    Abstract: A plastic drum is formed with a body having at access hole on top and protective chimes. The body also includes a sloping bottom with a sump aligned with the access hole to allow, substantially, all the contents of the drum to be removed without turning the body upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Greif Bros. Corporation of Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lowell George Watson
  • Patent number: 6216907
    Abstract: A common metal drum is used in an upside down orientation and has a drum liner system installed through the designated bottom surface thereof. The drum liner system comprises an adapter mounted through the designated bottom surface. The adapter has a relatively large opening through which the liner is easily installed and the drum can be easily inspected and repaired. In another aspect, the adapter and a liner collar share a common thread, and a cover is mountable over this common thread. The thread portion on the liner collar is selectively movable relative to the thread portion on the adapter to cause a locknut effect therebetween and to retain the cover on the adapter and the liner collar. In a further aspect, a drum liner is bonded to the liner collar and is folded inside the liner collar. A hermetic wrapper is stretched around the liner collar and the drum liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Joseph Gilles Morneau