Stacked Or Aligned Similar Sections Patents (Class 220/4.26)
  • Patent number: 9982444
    Abstract: A stay-in-place form comprises a plurality of elongated panels connectable to one another in edge-to-edge relationship. The plurality of panels comprises first and second panels connectable to one another in edge-adjacent relationship by a connection which comprises a contact joint. The first panel comprise a longitudinally extending first seal-retaining projection shaped to project outwardly from the outer surface of the first panel at a location spaced apart from a first outer-surface transverse edge of the first panel in a first transverse direction. The second panel comprising a longitudinally extending second seal-retaining projection shaped to project outwardly from the outer surface of the second panel at a location spaced apart from a second outer-surface transverse edge of the second panel in a second transverse direction opposite the first transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CFS Concrete Forming Systems Inc.
    Inventors: George David Richardson, Semion Krivulin
  • Patent number: 9755480
    Abstract: A standby generator includes an engine, an alternator, and an enclosure including a base and a number of walls extending from the base including a front wall, a rear wall, a left wall, and a right wall. The standby generator includes an intake opening configured to allow air to be drawn into the enclosure and an exhaust opening configured to allow heated air and exhaust gases to be expelled from the enclosure. The intake opening is provided on the rear wall and the exhaust opening is provided on the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan D. Janscha, Robert G. Townsend, Troy D. Tesmer
  • Patent number: 9278781
    Abstract: A container that is interlockingly stackable and self-sealing. The container includes a body, an upper interlock component, and a lower interlock component. The upper interlock component extends outwardly from the body. The lower interlock component extends inwardly from the body and replaceably receives the upper interlock component of a next lower container so as to allow the container to be interlockingly stacked and self-sealed. In a first embodiment, the container is a bottle, and in a second embodiment, the container is a can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: John F. Boldis
  • Patent number: 9033181
    Abstract: A baking device for baking and cooling baked goods includes a rectangular baking pan formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom pan surfaces, including indentations positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom pan surface as standoffs. The baking device also includes a complementary rectangular cooling rack formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom rack surfaces, including indentations or depressions formed in the baking rack surface and positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom cooling rack surface and a plurality of small gauge holes. Dimensions of the cooling rack and baking pan are ensure that the cooling rack seats snugly in the baking pan so that the bottom cooling rack surface contacts and presses against the baking pan surface in an assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Feriola, George McConnell Davison, III, Peter Arthur Meier, Jason Reed Rogge, Colin Derek Curry, Matthew David McClatchey
  • Patent number: 9033166
    Abstract: A double-chamber vessel for flowable substances having a lateral outer wall with a first chamber enclosed by a first, in particular transparent wall and a second chamber enclosed by a second transparent wall in which the first and second chambers each have an opening which openings end commonly in an opening section of the double-chamber vessel, otherwise they are completely separated from each other, wherein the first chamber is an inner chamber that is enclosed by the second chamber, which is an outer chamber, wherein in planar sections the first wall enclosing the first chamber lies directly against the second wall enclosing the second chamber, at the same time forming the lateral outer wall of the double-chamber vessel, or in the planar sections, the second wall forms the first wall and wherein both chambers have a continuous flow connection to the respective openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Berner Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Lehmitz, Gunther Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 9029697
    Abstract: An overlapping region is located between an upper casing flange and a lower casing flange such that an outer end of lower casing flange is identical in alignment to an imaginary line passing through an outer end portion of the upper casing flange and being parallel to a side wall of an upper casing, or such that alignment of the outer end of the lower casing flange is at a side of the side wall of the upper casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yuasa
  • Publication number: 20150122835
    Abstract: A device and method of use for storing and/or dispensing any solid, liquid, and/or gas is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device for storing and/or dispensing any solid, liquid, and/or gas is comprised of a base member, one or more intermediate member(s), and a top member. In another embodiment, the device is also comprised of a flow value member that may be included in the base member, intermediate member(s), and/or top member. In another embodiment, the device is also comprised of a one or more sealing member(s) between the base member and the intermediate member, each intermediate member, and the intermediate member and the top member. In yet another embodiment, the base member and/or top member is comprised of one or more mixing member(s) that can be used to mix the contents of the container. Lastly, in another embodiment, the device may consist of a liner member inside the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Oscar Gonzalez, Francisco Iriarte
  • Patent number: 9022241
    Abstract: A container for storing welding electrodes includes a container body and a container cap constructed via thermoplastic injection molding. The container is constructed with walls that define an interior region and complementary upper and lower surfaces. When multiple containers are stacked together, the upper surface of one container engages the lower surface of an adjacent container thereby restraining lateral movement between the containers. However, the configuration of the upper and lower surfaces allows for longitudinal movement between the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Weissbrod, Joshua A. Esack
  • Patent number: 9016500
    Abstract: A universal cap to be placed on standard containers for lip balm and lipstick that contains one or more modules that house therein functional items to assist the user for personal health and safety applications. The cap includes modules that contain space for the inclusion of identifying information, interior space for a flashlight and battery, interior space for an audio alarm, an interior space to house medication, a place for a nail file and a place for a glass breaker along with a flange to allow attachment to a lanyard or similar item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Ralph Rossi
  • Patent number: 9007182
    Abstract: A package includes a chassis, a plurality of components arranged within the chassis, a plurality of RFID devices, and at least one processing device. The RFID devices are arranged at a plurality of locations to form an array configured to authenticate compliance of the actual configuration of the package with a model configuration. The processing device is configured to communicate with the RFID devices, determine if the actual configuration of the package is in compliance with the model configuration based on communications with the RFID devices, and set an operational mode of one or more of the components of the package in response to determining if the actual configuration of the package is in compliance with the model configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin D. Cruzado, William J. Dalzell, Keith A. Souders
  • Patent number: 8991640
    Abstract: The present invention is an extending pot that includes a pan, a first pot extension, a last pot extension, and a lid. The pan, first pot extension, and last pot extension each include threading which allows first pot extension to screw onto the pan and the last pot extension to screw onto the first pot extension. The pan includes a plurality of pan latches while the first pot extension and last pot extension each include a plurality of extension latches. The first pot extension and last pot extension each additionally include a plurality of latch catches. The pan latches or extension latches interface with the latch catches to help secure the first pot extension to the pan and the last pot extension to the first pot extension. The extending pan is thus easily assembled and allows users use a single piece of cookware when cooking food using multiple cooking techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Sharay Valesse Stith
  • Patent number: 8967422
    Abstract: A multilevel container having a circumferentially continuous wall or bottom elements of sheet metal with radially outwardly beaded end faces. The wall and bottom elements are placed on top of each other on butt joints so as to seal the end faces and are detachably braced with a minimum of one neighboring container level. The multilevel container also comprises one or more sealing rings and bracing components that act on neighboring end faces. In order to provide a readily manufacturable and form a stable multilevel container without multiple beads in alternating directions or weldings in the butt joint portions, a separate and independent shape retaining ring is provided. This ring reinforces the container and has shape retaining surfaces on its two end faces. In the region of their end faces, the neighboring wall and bottom elements are set on and tightly braced against the shape retaining surfaces of the reinforcing shape retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Volkmann GmbH
    Inventor: Thilo Volkmann
  • Patent number: 8950581
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stackable container adapted to be stacked with a second substantially identical container in two positions. The container comprises a container body; and an arm movably connected to the container body. The container body comprising a base and walls extending upwardly from the base. The walls define an interior space and an opening. The arm is movable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the arm provides a support for the second substantially identical container wherein, when stacked, the second identical container is supported above the stackable container with at least part of the interior accessible. In the second position, the arm is positioned to allow the second identical container to nest within the stackable container with the interior space inaccessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Busch Systems International Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Busch
  • Patent number: 8893889
    Abstract: A shipping container system comprises a bottom panel, a plurality of side panels, and a top panel, each with interlocking features. The side panels interlock with the bottom panel to assemble a self-supporting shipping container. A plurality of horizontally oriented slots are formed in an opposing pair of the side panels, and arranged at different heights between the bottom panel and a top edge of the side panels. A cross member is positioned at a selected height by insertion into an opposing pair of the slots, in order to restrain one or more shipping units against vertical motion inside the shipping container. The top panel interlocks with the side panels to cover the shipping container, and is spaced above the plurality of shipping units at a clearance maintained by the cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: TruVue, Inc.
    Inventors: Nate Soukup, Joel T. Anderson, Jason Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8842437
    Abstract: A combinational chassis featuring heat dissipation comprises a chassis body, a base plane shell, and a first side shell and a second side shell, of which the two sides connect to each other in the same direction of the base plane shell. A heat dissipation device comprises a plurality of heat-sink parts on the outside surface of chassis body. The heat-sink part comprises a raised portion integrally connected to the inside, and a joint portion connected to the outside. The raised portion integrally protrudes outwards from the outside surface. The joint portion geometrically protrudes from the raised portion. A wedge groove is formed near the joint portions where an inlet groove is formed. The inlet groove connects and communicates with the wedge groove. The chassis may be connected vertically in stack and/or connected horizontally for expansion to expand the computer system for preferably flexible application and optimal heat dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Lerng-Horng Chang
  • Patent number: 8839986
    Abstract: A disposal device insertable into a paper roll is disclosed. The disposal device includes a cylindrical shell receptacle, a cap cover, and a clearing mechanism, adapted for removing objects from the receptacle. The clearing mechanism includes a lateral member, adapted to collect objects from the receptacle and a longitudinal member, implemented for conveying a physical force for the translation of the lateral member or serves as an actuator for the commencement of the translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Ofer Angert
  • Publication number: 20140263301
    Abstract: Shipping containers for porous masses may include a bottom lid having a rectangular lid bottom and four bottom rims that are each continuous with the lid bottom; a tray comprising a tray bottom and four tray sidewalls that are each continuous with the tray bottom defining an interior with an open top; and a top lid having a rectangular lid top and four top rims that are each continuous with the lid top, wherein the tray is configured to be placed on a bottom lid with the bottom rims surrounding a portion of the tray with a top lid placed over the top of the tray with the top rims surrounding a portion of the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: LAWTON E. KIZER, Raymond M. Robertson
  • Publication number: 20140263302
    Abstract: A basket of a dishwasher washes a cap, ring, and nipple (collectively, “the components”) of a baby bottle. The basket comprises a body configured to hold the ring and nipple in position in substantially non-contacting relationship with each other and relative to the dishwasher. A cover is disposed substantially directly above and spaced from the body and configured to hold the cap in position relative to the ring, nipple, and dishwasher and cover the components and a remainder of the basket. At least one grid is disposed between the body and cover and configured to space the nipple and ring from the cap. Water from the dishwasher can contact substantially all surface area of each of the components without the water collecting within the component. The components are substantially aligned with each other such that they can be easily and quickly reassembled with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Walter Pipp
  • Patent number: 8813984
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a waterproof box capable of improving waterproof performance and workability, and space-saving. When high-pressure washing is performed, washing water injected toward the waterproof box hits a peripheral wall of a box main body, and then washing water is increased along the peripheral wall. Since the increased washing water hits a lower surface of a first waterproof portion of a main body side waterproof structure, some force of the water is reduced. Furthermore, a part of the increase washing water passes through a space arranged inside of a wall upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kouki Satoh, Noriaki Akamine
  • Patent number: 8813960
    Abstract: A latch system for stacked containers includes a plurality of bosses and a latch mechanism. The bosses are coupled to each of the stack containers and may include a pivot boss, a storage boss and a latch boss. The latch mechanism includes a pivot end portion, a flexible mid portion and a latch end portion. The pivot end portion is placed onto the pivot boss to allow rotation of the latch mechanism there about. In one embodiment, the pivot end portion includes a rounded inner diameter to permit both in-plane and out-of-plane rotation of the latch mechanism relative to the container. The latch end portion biasly engages either the storage boss of the same container or the latch boss of another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Fjelland
  • Patent number: 8800796
    Abstract: A storage system for storing a plurality of fluids or other goods has a plurality of containers adapted to fit within a receptacle. Each of the containers has an inner sidewall, an outer sidewall, and a top sidewall having a spout sealable with a cap such that the container contains the fluid or other goods when the cap is engaged with the spout. The plurality of containers are shaped such that the containers are stackable or nestable within the receptacle such that the containers tessellate, the inner sidewalls of the containers abutting each other, and the outer sidewalls abutting the inner surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Wagner
  • Patent number: 8794466
    Abstract: Described is a device for establishing desired proportions of water and coffee beans. The device includes a fluid vessel and a laterally attached coffee solid vessel. The fluid vessel has vertical height and a fluid volume capacity, with the fluid vessel being formed to hold water therein. The coffee solid vessel has vertical height and an interior that defines a coffee solid volume capacity, with the coffee solid vessel being formed to hold a solid coffee product therein. Importantly, each of the fluid vessel and coffee solid vessel are formed such that a desired solid-to-fluid ratio exists between the fluid volume capacity and the coffee solid volume capacity when laterally attached with one another, with the desired solid-to-fluid ratio being maintained along the vertical height of each of the vessels (which can be readily verified through a visual inspection of the horizontal equality of contents).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Zuckerman, Frank Zuckerman, Jack Martin
  • Publication number: 20140183189
    Abstract: A container that is re-usable and may be disassembled for cleaning and reassembled and resealed for use as a beverage or foodstuffs container. The container assembly for storing foodstuffs or liquids includes an annular upper body with a first end adapted to receive a cap, and a second open end which connects with an annular lower body including a first open attachment end and a second closed bottom of container end an a seal which is compressed when securing the upper and lower bodies together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NICE REUSABLES INC.
    Inventor: Chris Hotell
  • Patent number: 8746063
    Abstract: Apparatus for utilizing food residue includes a base which has a connective member. A food residue-receiving container having a first end and an opposite second end is selectively connectable to the connective member, so that the food residue-receiving container is perpendicular to the base. Food residue is deposited into the food residue-receiving container, and the height of the food residue is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony Paul Lumpkin, Jeffrey Gerard Gross
  • Patent number: 8733571
    Abstract: A dispenser part, includes a first injection molded plastic component part with an associated first mating surface; a second injection molded plastic component part having an associated second mating surface; a seam formed by the first mating surface and the second mating surface during injection molding for joining the first component part and the second component part to define a dispenser part, and component part including a front surface, a first and a second side surface each having an edge facing away from the front surface. The resulting seam extends from the edge associated with the first side surface to the edge associated with the second side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Csaba Zajtai, Imre Poczik
  • Patent number: 8733570
    Abstract: A modular storage container for articles according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a floor panel, a plurality of stackable side walls constructed and arranged to be connectable to the floor panel, a plurality of stackable end walls constructed and arranged to be connectable to the floor panel, and a plurality of stackable corner members constructed and arranged to be connectable adjacent one edge to a side wall and adjacent an opposite edge to an end wall, wherein each side wall and each end wall defining a wall end opening and each corner member having a mounting hole surrounded by a cylindrical boss, each cylindrical boss being constructed and arranged to fit within a corresponding wall end opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Terry L. Baker, Rebecca Baker
  • Patent number: 8727157
    Abstract: A versatile, small-mouthed container is readily disassemblable and reassemblable to provide direct access to its internal cavity. Portions are mutually sealingly connectable by an annular coupling ring with two sets of threads, one each respectively to mate with threads on an upper and a lower cylindrical container portion. More than two cylindrical portions and more than one coupling ring can allow assemblage of larger containers and of containers of reconfigurable capacity. Some coupling rings provide for fluid communication between adjacent body portions and others provide a degree of blockage. Inserting or removing a partitioning disk into the ring can change a ring's degree of blockage. Various partitioning disks are provided with different degrees and types of blockage, when not deployed, the disks can be retained at the base of the container. Recessed latches prevent inadvertent opening at specific coupling interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Renato M Rances
  • Publication number: 20140131349
    Abstract: A multilevel container having a circumferentially continuous wall or bottom elements of sheet metal with radially outwardly beaded end faces. The wall and bottom elements are placed on top of each other on butt joints so as to seal the end faces and are detachably braced with a minimum of one neighboring container level. The multilevel container also comprises one or more sealing rings and bracing components that act on neighboring end faces. In order to provide a readily manufacturable and form a stable multilevel container without multiple beads in alternating directions or weldings in the butt joint portions, a separate and independent shape retaining ring is provided. This ring reinforces the container and has shape retaining surfaces on its two end faces. In the region of their end faces, the neighboring wall and bottom elements are set on and tightly braced against the shape retaining surfaces of the reinforcing shape retaining ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Volkmann GmbH
    Inventor: Thilo Volkmann
  • Publication number: 20140091085
    Abstract: An overlapping region is located between an upper casing flange and a lower casing flange such that an outer end of lower casing flange is identical in alignment to an imaginary line passing through an outer end portion of the upper casing flange and being parallel to a side wall of an upper casing, or such that alignment of the outer end of the lower casing flange is at a side of the side wall of the upper casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8684218
    Abstract: Vessel including a unitary or two-part vessel base having an intermediate wall portion, upper and lower wall portions on opposite sides of the intermediate wall portion, and upper and lower seal rims adjacent the respective upper and lower wall portions. The upper and intermediate wall portions define an upper chamber space including at least one upper chamber. The lower and intermediate wall portions define a lower chamber space including at least one lower chamber. The seal rims include edges configured to provide suction when pressed against a flat surface, preferably when these rims are wet. Lids engage with upper and lower lid-receiving portions, respectively, defined by the vessel base to selectively close the upper or lower chamber space. The two-part vessel base has a mating structure to facilitate selective attachment and separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: David M Stravitz
  • Patent number: 8684208
    Abstract: A container that is re-useable and may be disassembled for cleaning and reassembled and resealed for use as a beverage or foodstuffs container. The container assembly for storing foodstuffs or liquids includes an annular upper body with a first end adapted to receive a cap, and a second open end which connects with an annular lower body including a first open attachment end and a second closed bottom of container end and a seal which is compressed when securing the upper and lower bodies together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Chris Hotell
  • Patent number: 8678188
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a storage container that comprises a front panel, a back or rear panel, a left side panel, a top portion, and a bottom portion. Each of the panels, as well as the top portion and the bottom portion of the storage container, comprises a contact surface with each contact surface comprising at least one contact point. The use of multiple contact surfaces and multiple contact points allows a plurality of storage containers to be efficiently and securely stacked and nested, thereby allowing for quick and easy storage of items while conserving valuable yet precious storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Helen D. Larsen
  • Publication number: 20140050833
    Abstract: The present invention is an extending pot that includes a pan, a first pot extension, a last pot extension, and a lid. The pan, first pot extension, and last pot extension each include threading which allows first pot extension to screw onto the pan and the last pot extension to screw onto the first pot extension. The pan includes a plurality of pan latches while the first pot extension and last pot extension each include a plurality of extension latches. The first pot extension and last pot extension each additionally include a plurality of latch catches. The pan latches or extension latches interface with the latch catches to help secure the first pot extension to the pan and the last pot extension to the first pot extension. The extending pan is thus easily assembled and allows users use a single piece of cookware when cooking food using multiple cooking techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Sharay Valesse STITH
  • Publication number: 20140042161
    Abstract: A horizontal storage module (HSM) assembly generally includes a base portion including a plurality of segments that are vertically layered on top of each other and a lid portion. A method of constructing an HSM assembly generally includes forming a plurality of segments for the base portion of the HSM assembly, and vertically stacking the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: TRANSNUCLEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Ahmad E. Salih
  • Patent number: 8646644
    Abstract: A device for commercial waste collection has a first container and a second container. A lid covers the first container. A first pair of lifting sleeves is attached to side surfaces of the first container for lifting the first container. A second pair of lifting sleeves is attached to side surfaces of the second container and positioned below the first pair of lifting sleeves. A third pair of lifting sleeves is attached to the side surfaces of the first container and aligned with the second pair of lifting sleeves. The second pair of lifting sleeves and the third pair of lifting sleeves are used together to lift both the first container and the second container together. A latching mechanism is provided for preventing opening of the lid when lifting both the first container and the second container together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Dave Bennett, Jim Spahn, Steven D. Veatch
  • Patent number: 8602217
    Abstract: A container assembly that includes a first container, a second container and a latch arrangement movable between a latched position and an unlatched position is provided. The first container has a first container portion having a first opening into a first interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a first cover for closing the first opening. The second container has a second container portion having a second opening into a second interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a second cover for closing the second opening. The latch arrangement, when in the latched position, is constructed and arranged to connect the first container portion to the second container portion. The latch arrangement is positioned and configured such that when it connects the first container portion to the second container portion, the first opening and the second opening face opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Patent number: 8590564
    Abstract: Modular storage and controlled outflow systems for controlling a flow of water and methods of assembly of modular storage and controlled outflow systems having indirect flow of water through the system. Modular systems for controlling a flow of water having beams extending across the modules to direct the flow of water in an indirect manner or a serpentine or semi-serpentine manner. Modular storage and controlled outflow systems for treatment and filtration of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Retain-It, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt A. Burkhart, Sr., Ronald E. Burkhart, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8592695
    Abstract: A system is provided for analyzing a plurality of samples in a furnace. The system includes an upper holder including at least one opening adapted to engage at least one upper crucible. The system also includes a lower holder including at least one opening adapted to engage at least one lower crucible. The system includes a scale adapted to receive a lower crucible and weigh the lower crucible. The scale is further adapted to receive a combination of an upper crucible stacked on the lower crucible and weigh the combination. The system also includes means for moving the upper holder and the lower holder relative to each other and relative to the scale so that the scale selectively receives the lower crucible and the combination of the upper crucible stacked on the lower crucible. A method of testing samples in a furnace is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jose Maria Las Navas Garcia
  • Patent number: 8584881
    Abstract: A one piece reclosable container for circular cookies or other cookies or food articles having rounded edges that is easy to use, handle, stack, and/or transport. The container comprises a base and a lid hingedly secured together. The lid and bases define two rows of parallel tubular segments when the lid is in the closed position. Each tubular segment defines a plurality of receptacles configured to receive a plurality of the food articles arranged in a side-by-side manner. The base comprises a plurality of base receptacle members defining the receptacles. Each base receptacle member includes a plurality of base shock absorbers configured to maintain the cookies at an elevation when the container is resting on a surface. The lid comprises a plurality of lid shock absorbers and a plurality of lid receptacle members further defining the receptacles. The containers may also be stackable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: PAC International, Inc., Nutrigo SA DE CV, PAK West Paper & Packaging
    Inventor: José Antonio Rodriguez Hernández
  • Patent number: 8573399
    Abstract: A material handling device includes a base, a side, a support member, and a resilient biasing member. The side extends from the base and defines a device interior with the base. The support member is disposed within the device interior proximate the side. The support member includes a cam and is rotatable between a material handling device stacking position and a material handling device nesting position. The biasing member is coupled to the side and is configured to engage the cam and thereby urge the support member into one of the stacking and nesting positions. The resilient biasing member is also configured to effect a translation of the support member towards the side as the support member rotates from a position intermediate the stacking and nesting positions to the one of the stacking position and nesting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Canada Post Corporation
    Inventors: John Ulmer, Hongqiao Li, Kevin McTavish
  • Patent number: 8567604
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to containers for storage and transportation of items such as produce harvested with its roots intact. The containers include a base and lid hingedly connected together on at least one edge, and may be stacked to maximize density for storage so that a shipping receptacle can hold more produce while taking up the same place, allowing for more efficient transportation saving on transportation costs and storage. In addition to saving costs on transportation and storage, the containers maintain the freshness of the produce harvested with its roots intact by keeping away soil, soil debris and moisture from the remaining portions of the produce. When containers are stacked together, a substantially circular recessed center portion on a top surface of the lid of a first container is adapted to receive a substantially circular male protruding center portion one the base of a second, identical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Green Growth Consulting, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Overgaad
  • Patent number: 8528764
    Abstract: A drink bottle comprising a lower bottle portion and an upper bottle portion configured to removably connect to form a liquid-tight seal. The upper bottle portion includes a connection portion engageable with a connection portion of the lower bottle portion. The drink bottle further includes a sleeve configured to be arranged about one of the upper bottle portion and the lower bottle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Traci Chapple, David Starr, Jeffrey Chiu, Mason Umholtz, Stephanie Guttas
  • Patent number: 8523006
    Abstract: The structurally reinforced container includes a base having a bottom, side walls, corners and a top peripheral edge defining an open top end. A number of ridges are formed in at least one of the side walls and corners. The ridges are in the configuration of at least one arch that has an apex where the apex of the at least one arch is proximal to the open top end of the base. A lid resides in communication with the top peripheral edge of the base to releasably close the top end of the base. The integrated arches provide reinforcement to the base of the container to increase top load resistance without increasing the thickness of the material used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: EasyPak LLC
    Inventor: Marco Tulio Barbier
  • Patent number: 8505729
    Abstract: A container constructed and arranged to be connected to at least one other container. The container has a container portion, a cover, and a latch member movable between a first position and a second position. A retaining member on the container portion is engageable with the latch member. In the first position, the latch member engages the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position. In the second position, the latch member is engageable with a container portion of the other container to connect the containers. The latch member is pivotally movable in a clockwise and counterclockwise manner. The latch member can be pivoted upwards to the second position to engage the other container and the latch member can be pivoted downwards to the first position to engage the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Patent number: 8490810
    Abstract: A method of merchandising a modular home storage container system includes providing a plurality of individual groups of containers adapted for use on standardized shelving. Each container has side walls extending upwardly from a bottom wall to an open top and a removable lid. The containers, in each group, have a uniform length which correlates with one of the shelving depths, a uniform width to provide a uniform footprint size to accommodate the use of a single size lid and a plurality of different heights to allow a consumer to optimize the use of the available shelf height space. The heights of the containers are graduated so that the overall height of two stacked shorter containers will approximate the height of a taller container. Preferably a chart correlating the lengths of the individual groups of containers with standard shelving depths is available at the display site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Snapware Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Lown
  • Patent number: 8485422
    Abstract: A high density nesting packaging container has first and second preformed, rigid U-shaped members each having a U-shaped cross-section. The U-shaped members are configured to fit into one another to form a rectangular cross-section container. Each of the U-shaped members has a base wall and opposing side walls, the intersection of the base and side walls being rigid. The base wall has a thickness. A narrow slit is formed in the base wall, extending longitudinally along the base wall and formed from an inner surface of the wall into the thickness of the base wall. The base wall is foldable along the slit so as to form a generally W-configuration cross-section. The thus W-configuration, U-shaped members are nestable with each other. When the U-shaped member is unfolded to the U-shaped cross-section, the opposing surfaces formed by the slit abut one another to maintain the crate in the U-shaped cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Rometty, Jeffrey W. O'Hara, Lloyd W Lenig
  • Patent number: 8474648
    Abstract: The drink ware system of the present invention comprises a vessel, stopper, cup, and lid. The vessel includes a first end, mouth located at the first end, second end, first and second mechanical connections, and body comprised of an inner and outer surface. The body of the vessel stores liquids that are deposited through the vessel's mouth. The stopper engages the mouth to prevent the liquids being stored from escaping. The cup is comprised of an outside surface, inside surface forming a cavity, and opening having a third mechanical connection. The cup is removably coupled to the first end of the vessel such that the cavity encloses the mouth and stopper. The lid has a fourth mechanical connection and can be removably coupled to the second end of the vessel and the opening of the cup when the cup and the lid are decoupled from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: BIC Corporation
    Inventor: Cynthia Ritzen
  • Patent number: 8474687
    Abstract: A high density nesting packaging element is a preformed, rigid U-shaped member. The U-shaped member has a base wall and upstanding opposing side walls, in which the intersection of the base and side walls is rigid. The base wall has a thickness and a narrow slit is formed in the base wall, extending longitudinally along the base wall. The slit is formed from an inner surface of the wall into the thickness of the base wall. The base wall is foldable along the slit so as to form a generally W-shaped configuration cross-section. When folded into the W-shaped configuration, the members are nestable with each other. When the member is unfolded to the U-shaped cross-section, the opposing surfaces formed by the slit abut one another to maintain the member in the U-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Rometty, Jeffrey W. O'Hara, Lloyd W. Lenig
  • Publication number: 20130126525
    Abstract: A disposal device insertable into a paper roll is disclosed. The disposal device includes a cylindrical shell receptacle, a cap cover, and a clearing mechanism, adapted for removing objects from the receptacle. The clearing mechanism includes a lateral member, adapted to collect objects from the receptacle and a longitudinal member, implemented for conveying a physical force for the translation of the lateral member or serves as an actuator for the commencement of the translation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Ofer Angert
  • Publication number: 20130112685
    Abstract: A crate for the transportation of goods, such as those used in sea going containers, and a method of assembling the crate are disclosed. The crate includes a framework of demountable elements including at least two base panels, each being generally rectangular and having longer and shorter sides, at least four support members, each having first and second ends, at least eight connector members, each being located at an end of each support member, a plurality of upright posts, each adapted to be associated with a connector member and a plurality of panels, each panel being adapted to be secured to two of the posts, at least one of the panels being adapted during use of the crate to be demountable from the framework. This allows for space efficient storage of the components when not in use, and flexibility in the dimensions and accessibility of the crate when constructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: David Choon Sen Lam