Pole Or Rod Supported Container Patents (Class 220/475)
  • Patent number: 10499618
    Abstract: Apparatus for feeding and photographing birds and other wildlife includes a housing defining one or more feeding stations. A module containing a sensor to detect the presence of birds and a camera is configured so that the sensor and the camera have overlapping fields of view. Mounting structures on the housing locate the module with respect to the one or more feeding stations to position the sensor and camera so that the area surrounding one or more of the feeding stations is within the fields of view of the sensor and the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Explore Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: John Christopher Klein
  • Patent number: 10368670
    Abstract: A multiple-piece adjustable beverage holder, capable of accommodating numerous types and quantities of beverages simultaneously with ground penetration capability or insertion into a pedestal. The purpose of this invention is to provide the user a stable hands-free, lightweight, portable, product that keeps their beverage closer to the user at various heights. The receptacles accept cans, bottles, cups, inter alia with or without insulating devices (coolies, cuzzies, coozies, etc.) of various sizes. It can be modified to meet height requirements and ground conditions. When ground hardness does not permit insertion, any shaft can be inserted into the Pedestal to provide one the desired height. Once inserted into the ground or the Pedestal the product is self-supporting. The preferred manufacturing process is 3D printing/additive manufacturing due the size, cost, ease of use, and the ability to integrate logos, names, or other customized information on the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Scott Heitzenrater
  • Patent number: 9251262
    Abstract: A computer device obtains a search query; obtains product search results based on the search query and a products search index that includes information regarding documents associated with products; determines a category associated with a set of result of the product search results; identifies candidate queries for the search query; determines whether the category matches one of the candidate queries; identifies that the search query is associated with a type of media identified by the category when the category matches one of the candidate queries; and provides, in response to identifying that the search query is associated with the type of media, a result document based on the type of media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bunn, Ashutosh Shukla, Shashidhar Anil Thakur, Subramaniam Ganapathy
  • Patent number: 9150235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insulated cooler that is configured for the reception of an umbrella therein. The cooler comprises upper and lower surfaces that house two internal compartments and a central section separating the compartments. The central section comprises a central channel that extends from the upper section to the lower section of the cooler, whereby the central channel is configured to receive an umbrella pole therethrough. Moreover, the doors of the cooler surface comprise half-moon cutouts that enable the doors of the cooler to open and close without becoming obstructed by an umbrella secured within the central channel. The insulated cooler enables users to easily transport food and beverages across sand or gravel using attached wheels, and eliminates the problem of an umbrella blowing away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Galante
  • Patent number: 9027800
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for pourable food or drink products, comprising: a receptacle for accommodating a pourable food or drink product, comprising an opening; and a closure means for closing the opening, comprising a closure member, mounted across the opening, having at least one outlet, and a stop member mounted to confront the outlet, the closure member being resiliently deformable, by the pressing action of a user, from a first condition in which the outlet is spaced from the stop member and the food or drink product may be poured through the outlet to a second condition in which the outlet has been moved inwardly to a position in which it is closed off by the stop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Vacu Vin Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Lambertus Kerkhof, Patrick Bernardus Johannes Schneider, Rui Medeiros Santos
  • Patent number: 9010562
    Abstract: A magnetic trash can anchoring system includes a plate anchored to a trash can and a magnetic plate which is attached to a desired ground surface. The system secures the trash can in an upright position to prevent overturning and accidental toppling. Alternately, the system can also be part of the original equipment of the trash can. In a second alternative, the anchor plate is further provided with a wheeled assembly to assist with disengagement of the anchor plate and magnetic plate and to assist with transportation of the attached trash can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Stewart C. Sparks
  • Patent number: 8851095
    Abstract: A portable cooler is provided with a sidewall having a channel to facilitate mounting about a vertical pole and thereby weighting a portable canopy structure supported on the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: David LeAnna
  • Publication number: 20140291327
    Abstract: A security box system for securely housing a game camera includes a mount portion having a rear surface conforming to curvature of and secured to a tree with at least one aperture for a fastener passing therethrough, and a sleeve extending from the mount portion rear surface toward the tree. The sleeve surrounds the fastener aperture and is rotatable when contacted by a cutting implement. The cover portion has an opening for the camera to permit the photographing of game. The cover portion is securable to the mount portion to house the camera therebetween. An internal pin on the cover portion is positionable within a pin aperture on the mount portion to secure the cover portion to the mount portion and prevent removal therefrom. The pin and pin aperture are inaccessible from outside the security box system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Messerschmidt
  • Patent number: 8763840
    Abstract: A litter receptacle system, including: a support frame; a container for receiving and storing litter; a coupler; and a retention device; wherein the coupler rotatably couples the container to the support frame; the retention device is in communication with the support frame and the container; and the retention device is operable to releasably secure the container to the support frame, and a method of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation
    Inventors: Michael Oliveri, Deirdre L. Dunphy, Robert Carl Martin, Lou Ellen Kregel, Michael S. Lachowski, Carol Elisabeth John
  • Patent number: 8752799
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a stand for a cooler containing cooling solution. The cooler further includes an attached flexible tubing outlet for draining the cooling solution through the flexible tube outlet into a medical cuff for reducing swelling of injured tissue. The stand further comprises a cylindrical container with a cavity for receiving through the opened top end of the lateral sidewall the cooler therein. An elongated pedestal is further defined by a top end and a bottom end. The top end of the pedestal is attached underneath the bottom side of the container. The container is supported in an upright position a distance above the surface of the ground. An aperture is located in the lateral side wall for receiving the flexible tubing outlet therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Sheila Elaine Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140110410
    Abstract: A bin designed to be hung on the rung of a ladder or railing in a work area. For use on ladders the rear panel of the bin has pockets to securely straddle the legs of the ladder. Inserts allow the bin to be hung on the outer or inner sides a ladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn Androvett, Jermaine Nelson, Pete Daly
  • Patent number: 8701923
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed toward containers with improved anti-buckling performance by incorporating one or more structural reinforcement features into the containers. The container may include a bottom wall, opposing sidewalls each including a plurality of ribs, and opposing end walls interconnecting the sidewalls. The sidewalls may include at least one reinforcement protrusion having a geometric center disposed in the upper half of the sidewall. The container may also include a non-planar top rim to redistribute top load so that the anti-buckling performance of the container can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Anhalt, Robert R. Turvey
  • Patent number: 8695824
    Abstract: A flexible container assembly and methods for making and using such an assembly are disclosed herein. The assembly is configured to hold an amount of material, such as heavy and/or bulky material (e.g., industrial, job or work site waste material). In some embodiments, the assembly includes a support structure and a flexible container structure configured to interface with, so as to be supported at least in part by, the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Edward John Cavenagh, Karen Lee MacDonald, Alden Dale Friesen, Selamawit Tedesse Desta
  • Patent number: 8662336
    Abstract: There is a bag scaffold configured to support a flexible bag in an upright and open configuration. The bag scaffold includes a first wall member having a first end and a second end. The first wall member includes a plurality of panels coupled to each other in series by an integral leaf spring. The first wall member includes a first coupling structure and a second coupling structure and is configured to be able to selectably couple to the first coupling structure. The bag scaffold includes a second wall member that is substantially identical to the first wall member and is selectably coupled thereto at their respective first and second coupling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Zane Stowers
  • Patent number: 8613370
    Abstract: A mounting device comprising a sleeve carrying thereon a receiving means, the sleeve having internally thereof holding means to enable, in use, the sleeve to be mounted on the neck of a bottle, or the like article, in manner such that removal of the sleeve from the neck is resisted, and the receiving means comprising a flange extending outwardly of the sleeve to, in use, provide means whereby an article may be held to the sleeve, the internal diameter of the sleeve being such that the sleeve may be passed onto the neck of a bottle or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Fun Wah Arthur Wong
  • Patent number: 8511495
    Abstract: A rampable crate for riding lawn mowers in which a pallet connects to a top frame with a plurality of posts, and the pallet includes a pair of spaced-apart rails disposed at an oblique angle as an upward ramp to an edge of the pallet for travel of the rear wheels of the riding lawn mower with the posts selectively extending from the edge of the pallet to define a downward ramp from the pallet in order for the lawn mower to be driven off the pallet. A method of removing a riding lawn mower from a crate is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: North American Container Corporation
    Inventors: Charles F. Grigsby, Jeffrey C. Banks
  • Patent number: 8444106
    Abstract: A holder for the sound-box of a pot call for a wild turkey comprises a mass-producable unitary synthetic resinous trough having a generally cylindrical shape and a coaxial U-shaped channel in the trough, the channel being wide enough to snugly removably hold the sound-box. The trough is removably mounted on a vertical mounting post projecting axially, vertically from a two-piece or two-strut stake the lower end of which is pointed so that it can be pushed into the ground at height not higher than that of a hunter's fingers when he is seated. Two embodiments are provided: (i) the lower strut may be retracted fully into the upper strut; (ii) the upper end of the lower strut is slidably inserted into the lower end of the upper strut and locked in position in a T-slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen S. Sloop
  • Patent number: 8418978
    Abstract: A pole-mountable electronic chassis for mounting on an equipment support pole, including at least one enclosure for electronic circuitry and at least one passage completely through the enclosure sized, shaped, and arranged for receiving the pole. A passage web surrounds the passage and may optionally provide thermal conductivity or circuit support functions. A coupling is provided for fixing the enclosure in place. The coupling may be a low-profile coupling. The enclosure may be sized and shaped to also fit in industry-standard electronics racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Atlas Sound LP
    Inventor: Steven William Young
  • Patent number: 8371473
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to mechanics, and more specifically, to a potting system. In one embodiment, the invention includes a potting system including one or more bands; and one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands. In a further embodiment, the one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands includes one or more pots configured to link with adjacent pots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Richard C Scribner, Harold W Swartz
  • Publication number: 20130032499
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system and methods to manufacture such a golf bag are generally described herein. Other embodiments of a golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system including a first bracket engaged to a second bracket through a flexible rod may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: John H. Loudenslager
  • Patent number: 8353416
    Abstract: In a non-limiting, illustrative embodiment a bottom-dumping flexible debris container includes a top section including flexible side members. A bottom section includes flexible bottom members that are hingedly attached to the flexible side members of the top section. A release mechanism is configured to releasably attach the flexible bottom members to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: MCF Distributing LLC
    Inventor: Mark S. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120298672
    Abstract: A cooler has a body that includes a bottom and at least one wall forming a cavity therein. The cooler can also include a lid rotatably or otherwise removably coupled to the wall of the body. The cooler also includes a spout provided in the lid for obtaining liquid stored in the cavity of the cooler body. The cooler also include a handle assembly rotatably coupled to either the lid or the body. The handle assembly include at least one handle arm having a first end rotatably coupled to either the lid or the body and a second, distal end coupled to a handle. One or more hook features are coupled to, rotatably coupled to, slidably disposed within, or generally provided with or adjacent to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: John Ethan Maldonado, James B. Duke
  • Publication number: 20120273537
    Abstract: A symmetrical, balanced receptacle for storing, displaying or transporting goods, materials, people, plants or animals is suspended from a double-axis gimbal mounted on a supporting framework. The receptacle is attached to the gimbal by adjustable bearings and a locking mechanism holds the receptacle in various positions, tilted forward or back, and swiveled to one side or the other. When the receptacle is unlocked, gravity holds it level, which is especially useful when the device is used to hold or transport cargo on sloping ground, turbulent water or shifting air currents. The framework may be stationary or attached to a wheeled vehicle, water craft, aircraft, or other means of transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Alfred Thomas Newman
  • Patent number: 8181811
    Abstract: A thermally insulated container is disclosed for maintaining thermo energy of an object. A first anchor is pivotably secured to the container and pivots to a position below the container for engaging a soil layer and preventing rotation of the container relative to a ground surface. A first locking arm extends between the container and the first anchor for locking the first anchor relative to the container. A second anchor is pivotably secured to the container and pivots to a position below the container for engaging a soil layer and preventing rotation of the container relative to the ground surface. A second locking arm extends between the container and the second anchor for locking the second anchor relative to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Michael N. Blake
  • Publication number: 20110290803
    Abstract: A mud pan includes a container having a bottom wall, a mounting structure, a handle and a supporting structure. The mounting structure is connected to the bottom wall of the container and extends downward from the bottom wall of the container. The handle is connectable to the mounting structure to define a connected position and a disconnected position. The supporting structure is connected to the container. The supporting structure is operable to levelly support the container with respect to a surface when the handle is in the disconnected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Dustin Kehres
  • Patent number: 8016113
    Abstract: A stackable, collapsible container for flowable materials. The container utilizes an outer container and a flexible inner liner retained by a base, a top and a plurality of support poles. The support poles are retained in a plurality of holes in the base provided with a plurality of wedges to secure the holes against lateral movement. Providing wedges within tapered holes facilitates the compression molding of the depth of holes required for adequately supporting the support poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Plastic Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20110049140
    Abstract: A modular enclosure that can be used as a stand-alone unit or can be ganged together in a multiple unit configuration. The enclosure system consisting of a base frame and front door with open sides which can accommodate various side covers or attachments all using the same common mounting. The common mounting used to attach the various covers or attachments provides a unique design for attaching and sealing the side covers or attachments while providing a water-tight and dust tight seal between the interior of the enclosure and the exterior of the enclosure. A variety of attachments are available which give the modular enclosure flexibility to be configured in a wide variety of ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory Skovira
  • Publication number: 20110000132
    Abstract: A container surrounding a pole and base stand of a freestanding floor lamp or similar device. The container includes a sidewall integrally attached to a base panel to form a ballast volume, a fixture void, and a wedge void extending into the ballast volume. The container can take on a variety of shapes and can be split into two sections comprising an upper planter section and a lower reservoir section. The upper planter section includes a ballast volume, a pole void and a wedge void and can include a plurality of drain ports with or without integrally attached circumferentially arrayed stands. The lower reservoir section includes a ballast volume, a wedge void, and a base void and can include a watering port. A wedge section can be provided to close off the wedge void and define the aperture in which a freestanding device such as a floor lamp is housed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Maria N. Kamau
  • Patent number: 7832588
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a case structure for an electronic device. The case structure comprises at least two covering members made of a wooden material for covering a covered member; and a supporting member provided along the inner surfaces of the covering members for supporting the covering members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100176015
    Abstract: A hanger for being secured on a cutting tool (11) and for suspending the cutting tool (11) from a suspension device, includes a base body (22), a first holding device for the cutting tool (11) provided at one end region of the base body (22) opposite a suspension opening (29) provided in an opposite end region of the base body (22) and spaced from the first holding device, a securing device (61) for securing a holding element (42) on the first holding device (41) on the base body (22), and a second holding device (23) provided on the base body (22) for engaging, at least in some regions, around the free rim (14) of the support member (12) of the cutting tool (11), the second holding device projecting from a plane of the base body (22) and having a slot-shaped receptacle (24) for receiving the free rim (14) of the support member (12) of the cutting tool (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel Manero, Markus Mayer, Hilde Bekier-Larssen
  • Publication number: 20100155177
    Abstract: A portable workstation for a ladder includes: a base section having a work area; a supporting surface adapted to rest upon an outer surface of the legs; a retaining section adapted to extend between and past the legs; a lateral cavity in a lower surface of the retaining section, adapted to engage with the rung; and a lateral aperture in the retaining section, adapted to receive a rod underneath the legs of the ladder that extends beyond the legs of the ladder so as to press up against an inner surface of the legs. When the rod is inserted into the aperture, the workstation rests upon the legs and rung, and the rod presses up against the legs to retain the workstation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: William F. Tydings, III
  • Publication number: 20100065466
    Abstract: A stackable, collapsible container for flowable materials. The container utilizes an outer container and a flexible inner liner retained by a base, a top and a plurality of support poles. The support poles are retained in a plurality of holes in the base provided with a plurality of wedges to secure the holes against lateral movement. Providing wedges within tapered holes facilitates the compression molding of the depth of holes required for adequately supporting the support poles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: David W. Perkins
  • Patent number: 7654407
    Abstract: A garbage can holder including a tubular member which is embedded in the ground and has a garbage can holder mechanism vertically movably mounted therein between a lowered position and a raised position. When the garbage can holder mechanism is in its lowered position, the garbage can holder of this invention is not visible. When it is necessary to place garbage cans at curbside or the like, the garbage can holder mechanism is raised from its lower position to its upper position and the garbage cans are attached thereto and supported thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventors: Bruce E. Obrecht, Janet M. Obrecht
  • Publication number: 20090212055
    Abstract: A litter receptacle system, including: a support frame; a container for receiving and storing litter; a coupler; and a retention device; wherein the coupler rotatably couples the container to the support frame; the retention device is in communication with the support frame and the container; and the retention device is operable to releasably secure the container to the support frame, and a method of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Oliveri, Deirdre L. Dunphy, Robert Carl Martin, Lou Ellen Kregel, Michael S. Lachowski, Carol Elisabeth John
  • Patent number: 7575125
    Abstract: A tray for exchanging items includes a receptacle defining a plurality of compartments including food, drink, and coinage compartments. An awning is mounted to the receptacle for covering the receptacle from weather events. A guide is mounted to the receptacle and extends upwardly to an upper portion of the awning. An extensible handle is pivotally coupled to the guide for selective movement between generally horizontal and vertical configurations. The handle supports the receptacle for loading in the vertical configuration and enables the receptacle to be extended to a consumer in a vehicle at a drive-through restaurant in the horizontal configuration. A lower portion of the guide is a completely open channel through which the handle may move between horizontal and vertical configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Lonnie Bagley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090188920
    Abstract: A Ceiling Scraper Debris Collection Container is a hand-held and pole extended container used to help guide a ceiling scraper's knife blade angle and help reduce mess when scraping textured ceilings by providing a temporary storage receptacle with a forward facing molded collection lip that helps collect, funnel and contain falling debris. The collection lip appears to wrap around all sides of an inserted or permanently fixed scraping knife blade and is molded upward, outward and angled from a hole found in the top front portion of the container's body just in front of the container's molded handle. A molded tube with a threaded socket projects out from the end of the handle at the same angle as the blade and is used for pole extension connector. The storage body of the container narrows to a pour out spout that has a screw on/of cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Ryan Padraic Momberger
  • Patent number: 7467768
    Abstract: In order for a truck driver to be able to empty the contents of the cab of his vehicle a set of trash cans, which are mounted to a structure is provided. The structure will be mounted at a certain height so that the truck driver will not need stop his truck in order to use this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Tom J. Vait
  • Publication number: 20080272125
    Abstract: A container is disclosed having a universal bracket system that allows attachment of the container to a plurality of upstanding outdoor supports including posts, angle iron, and signs supported in cylindrical frameworks. In the preferred embodiment, the container has a box with a lid pivotally attached thereto. The box has a bracket system comprised of an upper bracket, a central bracket and a lower bracket which have complementary geometric relationships that facilitate attachment to the multiple structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Tommi L. Crow, James Papafagos, Todd Smith, Gary Pozum, Brian Mayo
  • Publication number: 20080179328
    Abstract: A drinking utensil is disclosed comprising a bowl portion having an open top end and a closed bottom end, a wooden stem portion having a bottom end and a top end adhered to the closed bottom end of the bowl portion, and a base portion provided on the bottom end of the stem portion. The wood used to form the stem portion may correspond to a color or a region of origin of a beverage to be served in the drinking utensil. The wood used to form the stem portion may also correspond to the type of wood that is used to form a barrel in which a beverage to be served in the drinking utensil is aged. A corresponding method of making a drinking utensil is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Kelli Anderson
  • Patent number: 7357268
    Abstract: A storage rack includes a pivot shaft, a plurality of plastic trays pivoted to the pivot shaft, each tray having a plurality of upwardly protruded locating blocks, and flat accessories boxes of different sizes selectively and detachably carried in the trays, each flat accessories box having a plurality of recessed bottom locating holes connectable to the locating blocks at the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Global Industries Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Qinghao Yang
  • Patent number: 6883673
    Abstract: The table serving tray may be a pair of tray elements that are interlocked together at an adjoining wall portion of a wall that is attached to a base. The adjoining wall portion of each tray may have an approximately semicircular cross section lip interlocking element on a portion of an upper edge of the adjoining wall portion. Each adjoining wall portion may have a centrally disposed channel that form a hole when the pair of tray elements are interlocked to place the tray on a table and around an upstanding projection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Mervin D. Gourley
  • Publication number: 20040251258
    Abstract: A container has a body which comprises front end rear walls, and the side walls. Each of the front and rear walls has an elliptic cross section, and is provided with a lateral recess. Each of the side walls is a vertical plan which intersects the elliptic cross section of the front and rear walls, and is provided with a plurality of reinforcements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Akiyama, Shuichi Koshio, Masashi Yoneyama, Hiroaki Tokuda, Shoji Tanabe, Shigeru Tomiyama, Shigeru Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 6827215
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container system that is adapted to be accessed by horse mounted users. The container system finds particular application in storing equestrian implements, such as riding crops. The container is mounted at an elevated height upon a fence and additionally includes rounded forward faces. Thus, the container is easy to access by riders and presents less of a danger to the horse and its rider. Furthermore, the container is advantageously formed from a weather resistant plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Barry L. Lane
  • Patent number: 6780366
    Abstract: The invention provides mandrels for producing elastomeric components such as mammary implants. Specifically, the invention provides mandrels that include a mold, a shaft attached to the mold, and a drip retainer attached to the shaft. The drip retainers disclosed herein are configured to catch and contain fluids (e.g., elastomeric compounds dispersed in solvents) that run and/or drip off the mold and shaft, and to retain such fluids when the dipping mandrel is inverted. The invention also provides drip retainers that can catch and contain fluids (e.g., elastomeric compounds dispersed in solvents) when attached to a dipping mandrel, and can retain the fluids upon inversion of the dipping mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Mentor Corporation
    Inventors: Koua Vang, Phillip E. Duckert, Terence M. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 6772702
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a planting assembly including a mounting member and comprising a hopper including first and second wall members that form first and second hopper external surfaces wherein first and second forces applied perpendicular to the first and second surfaces include at least components along first and second opposing trajectories, respectively, a first elongated bearing member rigidly linked to the mounting member and forming a first bearing surface that applies a first applied force to the first hopper surface wherein the first applied force includes at least a first compressing component along the first trajectory, a second elongated bearing member forming a second bearing surface and having a first end and a retainer linked to the first end of the second bearing member and rigidly linking the second bearing member to the mounting member in any of several different positions relative to the first bearing member so that the second bearing surface applies a second applied force to the second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Case Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence K. Lee, Guntis Ozers
  • Patent number: 6761276
    Abstract: A covering system for use in connection with an appliance mount having a at least one self-closing tubular sleeve and a plurality of retaining rings. The retaining rings are adapted to engage a support structure. The sleeve wraps around the support structure and creates an inwardly directed clamping action which secures the sleeve to the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Lucasey Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Edward L. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20040026425
    Abstract: Containers for different uses in different kinds of environments, comprising diffusion of volatile matters, traps for pests and protection of contained matters, consist of two half containers, or portions, of different diameter, an upper one (12) and larger in diameter, and a lower one (34) and smaller in diameter, of which the lower one (34) has an upwards oriented mouth and is to be either put on or fastened to the ground or to a support. The lower half container (34) can be provided with means (20) for fastening to the support and between the two half containers (12,34) can be inserted means (36,38) for regulating the spacing between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Emanuela Galli
  • Patent number: 6688500
    Abstract: A grout and mortar bottle for convenient handling and application of viscous flowable substances, and may include three separate sections. The dispenser section may include a variety of nozzle and orifice designs. The main section includes an area to hold quantities of grout or mortar and includes a flexible section for squeezing the contents out through the dispensing section. A rear end cap is provided for loading the bottle. The cap includes a check valve to allow air to replace the expended mortar or grout and still provide for positive pressure for forcing the contents out the dispenser. The cap may also include a handle for manipulating the bottle or hanging the bottle in an attitude that maintains the bottle ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Dara Cheng
  • Patent number: 6672229
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use with a planting assembly including a first mounting member having first and second horizontally separated ends, the apparatus comprising first and second rigid support members that extend in the same direction from and substantially perpendicular to the first and second ends of the mounting member and that form first and second support surfaces, respectively, a hopper including first and second lower wall members that together define an upwardly facing cavity and form first and second downward and oppositely facing external surfaces, respectively, the external surfaces sloping downward toward a hopper opening along first and second trajectories, respectively, the hopper positioned on the support members such that the first and second external surfaces are received on the first and second support surfaces, respectively, the first external surface forming a first hopper coupler having an engaging length dimension along the first trajectory and a first locking member having a first
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Case, LLC
    Inventors: Laurence K. Lee, Guntis Ozers
  • Patent number: 6612457
    Abstract: A refuse container for receiving refuse being mountable to a stable surface such as wall or a ground surface comprising: an anchoring structure; an anchoring structure-to-stable surface attachment for solidly attaching the anchoring structure to said stable surface; a protective casing defining an enclosed casing volume, and defining a casing aperture for allowing the refuse to be inserted into the casing volume; a casing-to-anchoring structure releasable attachment for releasably attaching the protective casing to the anchoring structure; an open top refuse receptacle mounted within the casing volume and positioned so as to receive the refuse when dropped into the casing volume from the casing aperture; a theft prevention means for selectively preventing the detachment of the protective casing from the anchoring structure and selectively preventing the withdrawal of the refuse receptacle from the casing volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Pierre-Nelson Caron