Receptacle Having Flexible, Removable Inner Liner Patents (Class 220/495.01)
  • Patent number: 10807781
    Abstract: A container includes an external package and a sealed flexible bag, adapted to hold liquid contents, retained within the external package. The bag is made from a polymer film, which prior to being formed into a bag, was a two dimensional film to which was applied a PECVD SiOx coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SiO2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Sagona, Christopher Weikart
  • Patent number: 10617262
    Abstract: A cutting board system that includes a cutting surface that removeably cooperates with at least one side of a base portion of the cutting board system. In a preferred aspect, the cutting surface includes a cutting layer and an indicator layer that underlies the cutting layer. Exposure of the indicator layer provides an indication as to degradation or use of the cutting layer and is indicative of desired replacement of the cutting surface. In a more preferred embodiment, respective cutting layers are associated with the generally opposite sides of the indicator layer such that the cutting surface is reversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Sherry Eckholm, Matthew J. Poster, Christopher A. Harris, Katie Babcock, Mike Muenstermann, Mike Young, Brian Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10617261
    Abstract: A cutting board system that includes a cutting surface that removeably cooperates with at least one side of a base portion of the cutting board system. In a preferred aspect, the cutting surface includes a cutting layer and an indicator layer that underlies the cutting layer. Exposure of the indicator layer provides an indication as to degradation or use of the cutting layer and is indicative of desired replacement of the cutting surface. In a more preferred embodiment, respective cutting layers are associated with the generally opposite sides of the indicator layer such that the cutting surface is reversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Sherry Eckholm, Matthew J. Poster, Christopher A. Harris, Katie Babcock, Mike Muenstermann, Mike Young, Brian Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10472152
    Abstract: A fluid container in the form of a can having a neck defining an opening, and fastened in a water-tight manner to the neck a valve element with a valve cup supporting a hollow stem movable against an elastic element between a first stable closing position and a second unstable position for delivering fluid through a cavity in the stem, the cavity communicating with the interior of the can in a dispensing position, the can being fixed to a support base of the container, the base comprising a support surface with a recess defined by a first centering surface to center the container on a valve cup of an identical container, on top of which the container may be placed, a second support surface for supporting the container on the valve cup, and a third recessed surface to house the stem of an aerosol valve of the further container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Coster Tecnologie Speciali S.P.A.
    Inventors: Adalberto Geier, Alfeo Tecchiolli
  • Patent number: 10407840
    Abstract: Provided is a surfacing system, such as an artificial turf system. The surfacing system includes a base member formed from a plurality of interconnected tile members. The base member is configured to accept a suitable amount of infill material. A covering layer such as an artificial turf layer is applied over the infilled base member and secured to a flexible outer border member. Also provided is a method of installing the surfacing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Ziegan
  • Patent number: 10358283
    Abstract: A reclosable container for consumer items includes a box, a lid hingedly connected to the box, an inner liner wrapped around the consumer items, the inner liner including a section defining an opening for allowing access to the consumer items, means to open and reclose the opening, and an inner frame attached to the box. The inner frame includes a free inner frame portion protruding from the box towards the opening in the inner liner. The free inner frame portion includes a cut out and the inner frame is attached to the inner liner proximate to the cut out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Patent number: 10273074
    Abstract: A reclosable container for consumer items includes a box, a lid hingedly connected to the box, an inner liner wrapped around the consumer items, the inner liner including a section defining an opening for allowing access to the consumer items, means to open and reclose the opening, and an inner frame attached to the box. The inner frame includes a free inner frame portion protruding from the box towards the opening in the inner liner. The free inner frame portion includes a cut out and the inner frame is attached to the inner liner proximate to the cut out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Patent number: 10220977
    Abstract: A protective device that can be used to protect kitchen flooring from being damaged consists of a base section, a backsplash section, and a sidesplash section. The food preparation equipment, such as a deep fryer or pressure fryer, is placed on the base section. The backsplash and the sidesplash are used to attach the device to a wall adjacent to the food preparation area. A tapered portion of the base section allows food preparation equipment to be conveniently placed on the base section and rolled away from the base section when needed. The ability to move the food preparation equipment is beneficial to clean the floor area in which the food preparation equipment is used in and protect the floor area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Miodrag Dragich
  • Patent number: 9944046
    Abstract: A compressible liquid retaining berm having a plurality of wall members, the wall members composed of a compressible, resilient material such that the wall members will rebound to a neutral state after being compressed. A longitudinal slot is disposed in the top wall of the wall members and extends the length of the wall member, and a transverse slot is disposed in the top wall adjacent each end of the wall member, preferably perpendicular to the longitudinal slot. A liquid impermeable liner member is disposed on the interior side of the wall members, the liner member extending across the wall members. The liner member is secured to the wall members by positioning elongated anchor members atop the liner member in alignment with the longitudinal slots, such that the weight of the anchor members results in the anchor members being received within the longitudinal slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Cary Winters, Tim McGrath
  • Patent number: 9783045
    Abstract: A fuel tank system is obtained, in which internal pressure does not readily increase and in which there is no need to secure a space for deformation at the periphery of the fuel tank. A vapor pipe is connected to a fuel tank, and an atmosphere release pipe is connected through a canister. An electromagnetic valve is attached to the vapor pipe, communicating a gas layer at an upper portion inside the fuel tank with the external atmosphere by opening the electromagnetic valve. A thinned deformation location capable of indentation-deformation towards the inside is provided at an upper wall portion of the fuel tank. A negative pressure pump is provided to reduce the pressure inside the fuel tank, causing the deformation location to indentation-deform towards the inside. The fuel tank is sealed by closing the electromagnetic valve in a state in which the deformation location is indentation-deformed towards the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuichi Aso
  • Patent number: 9745124
    Abstract: System for preventing the leakage of liquid from an outdoor work-site around the perimeter of the work-site includes a load-supporting surface having at least two adjacent mats and a plurality of berm members configured to be disposed around the perimeter of the load-supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Newpark Mats & Integrated Services LLC
    Inventor: James Kerwin McDowell
  • Patent number: 9688468
    Abstract: A dike wall section for assembling a dike wall is taught. The dike wall section has an elongate body, a pin at a male end of the body; and a socket at the female end of the body, the pin and socket being operable to connect additional sections to the first section by a pin-in-socket connection having a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: POLYSTAR INC.
    Inventors: Mark R. Pethtel, Robert A. Frindt
  • Patent number: 9650169
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrated liner-based system having an overpack and a liner provided within the overpack, the liner comprising a mouth and a liner wall forming an interior cavity of the liner and having a thickness such that the liner is substantially self-supporting in an expanded state, but is collapsible at a pressure of less than about 20 psi. The liner and overpack may be made by blow molding the liner and the overpack at the same time using nested preforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Tom, Greg Nelson, Wei Liu, Amy Koland, Don Ware, Daniel J. Durham, Tracy M. Momany, Chantel Ortega
  • Patent number: 9410303
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting against environmental contamination at a drilling site is disclosed. The apparatus is used to form a perimeter around the drilling site, the interior of which is covered by a geomembrane. The portion of the geomembrane found along the perimeter is placed in the groove of the apparatus's base. A key block is then fit into the groove, thereby holding the geomembrane in place by the tension created between the base and the key block. At those perimeter locations that will be traversed by vehicles and equipment, two ramp pieces replace the key block in holding the geomembrane tight against the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Wheeler, Lee Honeycutt, Chris Allen
  • Patent number: 9039967
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example antiseptic applicators that may be used in combination with one or more cleansing, antimicrobial and/or antiseptic agents to reduce or eliminate contaminates on a surface. According to some embodiments, the disclosure describes that the applicators may contain an impermeable layer and a permeable layer, where the impermeable layer prevents contaminates for transferring from a user's hand to the permeable layer and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick O. Tennican, L. Myles Phipps
  • Patent number: 9016495
    Abstract: A trash storage method for a package of goods which attaches a layer of material to a package thereby providing a volume for storing trash generated from the goods as the goods are removed from the package and consumed or used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gary William Norton
  • Patent number: 9004309
    Abstract: A bucket stabilizer including a disk-shaped base with an annular wall having a top perimeter, an inner surface, an outer surface, and a lower perimeter continuously disposed on the base. A plurality of securement tines are disposed on the inner surface proximal the top perimeter and are configured to removable secure a bottom portion of a five gallon mixer bucket. Right angled brackets configured to support the mixer bucket are disposed on the inner surface. A hemispherical opening configured to receive a user's foot to stabilize the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: George R. Gardner
  • Patent number: 9004310
    Abstract: A transport and storing container for liquids includes a pallet-type base frame for an inner container made of plastic with side walls, a lower wall and an upper wall. A closable filler neck is formed on the upper wall. A draining neck with a tapping armature is formed on a lower section of a side wall. A cage mantle with horizontal and vertical bars made of metal receives the inner container, wherein the vertical bars comprise between a connection section and a linear longitudinal section with a tubular cross section a bent section, and at least the upper ends of the vertical bars comprise a convex cross section outline on their inner side facing the inner container in the transition of the connection section to the bent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Protechna S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 8979981
    Abstract: A liner apparatus and method of extending the shelf like of produce items using said liner apparatus, in which the liner has first and second substantially planar surfaces, and is comprised of a felted body composed of a plurality of alpaca felting fibers and a fiber binding agent, said alpaca felting fibers being felted together with said fiber binding agent to form a felted body that wicks excess moisture from the surface of produce items placed in contact with said felted body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: JoAnne L. Givler
  • Patent number: 8961013
    Abstract: A self-supporting, rigid, and collapsible reusable bag made from flexible material and having a bottom, two first sidewalls, two second sidewalls, a top opening, and rigid insert. A rigid full-wall board is embedded in each of the two first sidewalls. A rigid insert comprised of at least one pair of sidewalls and bottom with substantially similar dimensions to the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag are placed in the interior and in frictional contact with the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag. The rigid insert sidewalls are held in place with securing devices located on the interior upper corners of the sidewalls of the bag. The bag can be collapsed by moving the rigid insert away from the second sidewalls and bottom to allow the second sidewalls to fold either inward or outward. A full-wall pocket is provided for each first sidewall to receive the full-wall board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Erica Bush
  • Publication number: 20150048092
    Abstract: A Housing for Refuse and/or Recycling Receptacles includes a Pre-Scored Cardboard Planar Member. The planar member is scored to facilitate the easy and accurate folding of the planar member into the housing. The Housing is roughly analogous to a basketball hoop assembly and is placed over a refuse or recycling receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: WILLIAM KELLY
  • Patent number: 8950620
    Abstract: A garbage can liner system for use in a single compartment of a refuse container where the container volume is divided into subsections by placing and attaching a refuse receptacle divider system across the top of the container and by securing two garbage bags inside the container by attaching the bags to the divider system and to opposing ends of the container as is normally done. The divider system is adjustable so as to accommodate various sized containers so a single divider system can be used serially in several different garbage cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Warren C McDuffie
  • Patent number: 8944274
    Abstract: A wastebasket for facilitating reuse of plastic shopping bags includes a first, open topped receptacle; a second receptacle, sized and shaped to receive therein the first receptacle; and a lid. The first, open topped receptacle may be formed unitary with the second receptacle or the first, open topped receptacle may be removable from the second receptacle. The first, open topped receptacle and the second receptacle are cooperatively adapted to form a bag storage compartment generally within the second receptacle and about the outside, upper portions of the first receptacle. The lid is cooperatively adapted with the first, open topped receptacle and the second receptacle to form an aesthetically pleasing closure for the bag storage compartment while simultaneously providing an also aesthetically pleasing opening to the interior space of the first, open topped receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: James Madrid
  • Publication number: 20140340844
    Abstract: A holder for a handheld electronic device, the holder including a container defining a space for receiving the handheld electronic device and an inner surface facing inwardly towards the space. At least a portion of the inner surface includes an infrared-neutral material or coating operative for interacting with infrared light emitted from the handheld electronic device and received by the infrared-neutral material. The interaction is such that, while the handheld electronic device is being received by the container, any reflected infrared signal effected by the interaction is inoperative for effecting activation of a functionality of the handheld electronic device when the reflected infrared signal is sensed by the handheld electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Kasra YOUSSEFI-SHAMS, Michael Xingyi YU, Felipe Oliveira SIMOES
  • Publication number: 20140326729
    Abstract: The invention provides an aerosol container having an outer container body (10) with a plastic liner or bag (40) arranged therein, into which both product and propellant are filled, characterised in that the plastic liner or bag (40) has a multi-layer construction. The liner or bag (40) comprises a layer that is resistant to the product and a layer that prevents diffusion of the propellant out of the liner or bag (40). Further layers may also be incorporated to provide additional properties as required, for example an oxygen barrier, scavenging etc. Furthermore, one or more tie-layers, such as adhesive for example, may be provided to hold the separate layers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John Pawel Bilko
  • Patent number: 8870003
    Abstract: A container includes a body, a liner attached to the interior of the body, a lid dimensioned to attached to the top of the liner, and a perimeter seal attached to the lid. The lid includes a hole and the perimeter seal includes a region dimensioned to create a friction fit when disposed in the hole. Each of the body, the liner, and the lid may include a paper pulp coated with a biodegradable, organically derived, plastic resin. Methods of constructing the container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Greater Good, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Dayton, Sung K. Park
  • Patent number: 8844751
    Abstract: A waste container for disposing sanitary waste, such as soiled diapers, comprises a canister having a storage space, an opening at an upper end and a bottom at a lower end. A retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister and has an aperture for inserting a trash bag through the aperture and folding an upper edge of the trash bag over the retainer frame. A retainer is pivotally attached to the canister and has a rim that inserts into the aperture of the retainer frame to retain the trash bag. A lid having a hole which aligns with the aperture of the retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister for allowing the lid to pivot between a closed position covering the opening and an open position. A sliding door is coupled to the lid and is slidable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pearhead, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ray Sakaguchi, John Richard Omdahl, II, Tyler Fredric Allan, Michael Saburo Horito, Arthur Lee Dietrich-Croy, Clark Evan Davis, Mark Edwin Schulte
  • Publication number: 20140263345
    Abstract: Cover systems for storage tanks, such as those containing at least some petroleum. Pipe retention systems for retaining pipes to storage tanks, such as pipes that can transmit liquid containing at least some petroleum. Methods of attaching cover systems to tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140252002
    Abstract: The invention relates to a yard waste collection device that provides an efficient method to quickly collect, contain and bag yard debris, by allowing the operator to sweep the yard debris directly onto a series of stacked flat sheets or stacked, tarp-like bags attached to a mobile frame. The device (1) includes the combination of flat sheets or flat, tarp-like bags (15) with draw string or tape (13) and a frame (1) that contains, through an attachment mechanism, either a single or multiple flat sheets or tarp-like bags (15). The flat sheet or tarp-like bag can be easily removed from the frame once debris is raked into the sheet or bag by releasing the four tabs from the post on the frame and by pulling the four corners together. The draw string or tape (13) of the flat sheet or tarp-like bag is drawn up and the full sheet or bag is removed and transported as needed. The device is instantly ready to continue the collection because the next tarp-like bag (15) underneath the first bag is in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Robert Donoghue, Joseph Michael Ferrante
  • Patent number: 8826821
    Abstract: An explosives container comprising a flexible inner bag within a flexible outer bag, the outer bag comprising a first end and a second end and a booster compartment located on an external surface of the outer bag, adjacent the second end. An explosive composition can be located within the inner bag and, in use, the booster compartment contains an explosive booster and serves to maintain the explosive booster in close contact with the explosives composition. The explosives container further comprises an elongate sheath extending substantially between the first end and the second end of the outer bag and serving to house and protect a detonator cord from damage or dislodgement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Crinum IP Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Michael John Martin
  • Patent number: 8813992
    Abstract: A method for collecting organic waste in a collection bag, the method including a) disposing the collection bag within a volume of a collection device, the collection device having a side wall enclosing the volume and defining a top opening and bottom opening wherein a plurality of vertically extending air channels are formed between the collection bag and the side wall responsive to a structure extending into the volume from the side wall interacting with the collection bag; b) supporting a bottom of the collection bag on a bottom joined to the side wall with the bottom including one or more bottom orifices communicated to the vertically extending air channels; and c) retaining an opening of the collection bag in an open configuration at the top opening with one or more top orifices formed around the opening and communicated to the vertically extending air channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Genimex Jersey Ltd.
    Inventors: David Dennys Chitayat, Heather Tomasetti, Pieter Schouten
  • Patent number: 8807383
    Abstract: A gasoline storage device, which is regulated to prevent gasoline from vaporizing, and is fabricated from a soft gasoline bag made from soft material that has been processed and coated on both sides so as to be resistant against gasoline and the majority of chemical liquids. The soft gasoline bag can be folded into a small size, directly disposed into a steel gasoline tank and allowed to unfold. Expandable hoses are used to respectively connect to the existing gasoline inlet pipe, gasoline-measuring pipe and manhole of the steel gasoline tank. The soft properties of the soft gasoline bag are used to isolate the gasoline stored within the steel gasoline tank from the air, thereby reducing vaporization of gasoline, pollution and wastage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Full Most Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Chun Weng, Ming-Tsang Yu, Wen-Pin Pen, Yu-Chi Li
  • Patent number: 8807377
    Abstract: The invention provides for a container that may include a liquid-holding vessel and a skeleton shell supporting the liquid holding vessel. The liquid-holding vessel may comprise a flexible polymer or plastic material for preventing contact between a liquid stored in or dispensed from the container and the skeleton. The liquid-holding vessel and the closure may be formed from a minimal amount of polymer or plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Eco.Logic Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois
  • Publication number: 20140203019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) for holding fluid or particle compositions which container (1) comprises an inner lining (6) applied to an inner side (2) of the container (1), where the container (1) is provided with an inner lining (6) of a peel-able coating. The peel-able coating can be applied as water based, as Acetone based emulsion or as UV curable lacquer. The invention relates further to a method of manufacturing such a container (1), where the lining (6) is applied to the container (1) by following process steps:—Applying a peel-able coating to the inner side of the container (1):—Curing and/or drying the peel-able coating by heating, blowing or radiating by UV-light. Further the invention relates to the use of a peel-able coating as an inner lining (6) in a container (1) for fluid materials, such as paint or other materials able to leave residues on or in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SUPERFOS A/S
    Inventor: Benny E. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8770430
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support members supported by the tracks. Rollers are located at the ends of the support members which roll in the tracks to move the support members. The support members have product receptacles whereby products may be suspended between adjacent support members, portions of the products residing in the product receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Calvin D. Nyeboer, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20140183198
    Abstract: A method of making a container having a separable inner lining and outer shell comprises the steps of: forming an outer shell having a base, a sidewall and a rim surrounding an opening of the shell; preforming a flexible lining, at least a part of the lining conforming to a complete internal shape of the shell; inserting the pre-formed lining into the shell so that a first part of the lining is within the shell and a second part of the lining protrudes from the opening of the shell; adhering the first part to an internal surface of the shell; conforming the second part to an external surface of the shell; and attaching to the lining around said rim a sealing layer covering the opening, the sealing layer being peelable from the lining such that the lining remains intact, and the adhesion between the lining and the internal surface of the shell being such that the lining is peelable from the shell while remaining intact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Henry William Slack
  • Publication number: 20140097187
    Abstract: A flexibly multilayer composite comprising at least one barrier layer of high hardness TPU having a Shore D hardness of at least 80, a soft segment content of less than 5%, and a low gasoline vapor transmission rate of less than 1 g/M2/day. The composite also has at least one layer of soft TPU static dissipative polymer having a surface resistivity of less than 1.0×1012 ohms/square a Shore durometer of form 60 A to 60 D, and a gum residue of less than 20 mg per 100 ml of gasoline after 1 week exposure. The composite may have an optional third layer of an abrasion resistant TPU. The abrasion resistant TPU layer may contain reinforcement material, such as fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Leng, Qiwei Lu, Joseph J. Vontorcik, JR.
  • Patent number: 8690429
    Abstract: An improved receptacle liner bag is formed of two layers of thin flexible stretchable plastic sheets which are sealed along the sides and bottom, but are unsealed along the top of the bag. The sheets are die-cut to form a framed opening which defines a band between the sides and the top of the bag. When the bag is placed in the receptacle, the band may be disposed around the outside of the sides of the receptacle and stretched over the base of the receptacle so as to provide a hold-down for the bag in the receptacle. The sheets may be perforated along a line below the framed opening. The line, when opened, forms an auxiliary band which can be stretched over and placed behind a hinge of a lid of the receptacle to secure the back of the liner bag in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Scensible Source Co., LLC
    Inventors: John W. Germanow, Ann D. Germanow
  • Publication number: 20140069928
    Abstract: A container liner that generally matches the size of a container, adapts generally to the shape of the container upon insertion into the container, and forms a substantially waterproof barrier in order to keep the contents of the container from soiling the container. The container liner is formed from a substrate and a substantially waterproof coating. The substrate has a bottom panel, a plurality of side panels, and a plurality of substrate-wedge panels. The substantially waterproof coating adheres to the substrate panels and creates a plurality of waterproof-coating-wedge panels between each substrate-wedge panel and adjacent side panel. Included is a method of providing the container liner and a method of assembling the container liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Wei Weng
  • Patent number: 8668102
    Abstract: A shipping container liner system for use in the shipping of bulk flowable products is described. The system comprises a specially adapted shipping container liner that is self-supporting without the need of rear-mounted rigid supportive bars to retain the liner within the shipping container during filling and discharge. The system comprises an arrangement of interior support baffles operating in conjunction with a plurality of exterior anchor straps adapted to distribute the cargo load throughout the length of the liner. A specialized hopper for unloading the bulk material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Art Townsend
  • Patent number: 8667979
    Abstract: A battery rack system and method are provided including a battery rack for holding a plurality of batteries. Further included is a liner-equipped containment system connected to the battery rack. The containment system is adapted for containing leaks or spills from the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Frazier
  • Publication number: 20140048532
    Abstract: A water storage tank is formed by a plurality of curved wall sections adapted to be secured together to form a circular tank. A ground mat is placed on the ground and extends outwardly of the tank wall. A plurality of hold down members are placed at the inside juncture of the tank wall and ground mat. A flooring sheet overlaps the ground mat and extends up and over the side wall of the tank and is clamped to an upper portion of the wall. A tubular fitting extends through a lower portion of the side wall to provide an inlet and outlet for water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry W. Noles, JR., Dudley J. Perio, JR., Colton P. Bruegman, Jon J. Butler
  • Publication number: 20140034671
    Abstract: A liner having a tubular body portion with a top circumferential edge and a bottom circumferential edge, a generally circular bottom portion sealed to the tubular body portion along the bottom circumferential edge, and a generally circular top portion sealed to the tubular body portion along the top circumferential edge. The top portion may include a fitment sealed thereto. The tubular body portion may include at least one weld seam extending from the top circumferential edge to the bottom circumferential edge. In a particular embodiment, the tubular body portion may include two sheets welded together to form a tubular body, the tubular body portion thus having two weld seams extending from the top circumferential edge to the bottom circumferential edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS, INC
    Inventors: Richard Chism, Amy Koland, Wei Liu, John Davis, Glenn Tom, Matt Kusz, Karl Boggs
  • Publication number: 20140021345
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems may operate to enable positron emission imaging with a unitary chamber body having an open end that defines a hollow interior portion shaped to completely contain a flexible sleeve that is used to cover a core sample when the sleeve is seated within the hollow interior portion. An end cap may be formed to engage the open end of the chamber body, which is configured to attenuate gamma rays approximately eight times less than stainless steel, while supporting a pressure differential of at least 3 MPa between the chamber inlet and the outlet when fluid carrying a radioactive tag to generate the gamma rays flows through the hollow interior portion and the core sample via the inlet and the outlet. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Maucec, Ronald G. Dusterhoft, Ronald A. Gibson, Richard D. Rickman
  • Patent number: 8631960
    Abstract: A transport and storage container for liquids, which can be used as a single-use or multiple-use container, has as its principal components an exchangeable parallelepiped-shaped inner container of plastic material with a front wall, a rear wall and two side walls, a lower and an upper bottom, a filling socket integrally formed on the upper bottom and closable by means of a cover, and a discharge socket to be connected to a discharge fitting, wherein the discharge socket is integrally formed or welded to an indentation in the lower portion of the front wall. The container further includes an outer casing constructed as a grate casing with intersecting horizontal and vertical grate rods of metal for receiving the inner container, and an underframe constructed as a pallet with skids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Protechna S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 8622234
    Abstract: A packaging container comprises an openable outer case and a bag for packaging a resin material in the outer case. The bag is partially turned back at fold portions so that part of the bag is turned inside out, and at least part of the out-turned part is fixed as a fixing part to any part other than the bag. The inner surfaces of the bag at the fold portions are placed in contact with each other, forming a contact portion, to seal the resin material. The contact portion is placed in correspondence with an openable part of an opening flap of the outer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Showa Denko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Koide, Shotaro Itami, Soh Hatakeyama, Hidekazu Kanbara, Shigeki Teruoka
  • Patent number: 8622231
    Abstract: A container includes an external housing having a sidewall extending between a first end and a second end, and an internal chamber extending between the first and second ends and surrounded by the sidewall. The container includes a sleeve member in the internal chamber. The sleeve member may include corrugated desiccant in communication with the internal chamber, or a porous member to maintain desiccant between the internal chamber and the sidewall. The container may also include at least one component in the internal chamber, such as a test element, for use with a biosensor. Other embodiments include unique methods, systems, kits, assemblies, equipment, and/or apparatus which are related to containers including one or more desiccants or desiccant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Wooldridge
  • Patent number: 8579142
    Abstract: An assembly of a container and a closure: the container comprising an outer shell having a neck portion defining a first access opening and a flexible inner bag having a neck finish defining second access opening; the closure being fixed to the container, said closure comprising at least two access ports positioned in front of said access openings and; the assembly comprising sealing means positioned between the closure and the container, characterized in that said sealing means comprise at least two distinct sealing members, one positioned between the closure and the neck portion, the other positioned between the closure and the neck finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A.
    Inventors: Sarah Vanhove, Daniel Peirsman, Vanessa Valles
  • Publication number: 20130292384
    Abstract: A disposable liner, used with a cone-shaped funnel of a drum lifter/inverter mixing/discharge machine, may include a first liner portion formed into a hollow cylinder having a first diameter and a first thickness. The first liner portion transitions into a second portion that is formed into a conical shape, with a first end formed to the first diameter, and with a second end formed to a second diameter being larger than the first diameter. The second portion is formed with a plurality of openings positioned a small distance away from the second end and are spaced equally spaced about a third diameter of the second portion. Each the openings are formed to a special elliptical shape, with a corresponding elliptically formed grommet, to be configured to be preloaded with respect to the center of corresponding buttons on the con; onto which the openings may be received to mount the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Clifford Broderick
  • Patent number: 8522571
    Abstract: A variable capacity ice storage assembly for a refrigerator freezer compartment includes a removable insert adapted to be positioned within an ice storage bucket to alter the storage capacity of the ice bucket. The insert includes one or more tabs having clips thereon for attaching the insert to one or more side walls of the ice bucket. The tabs are fixed to a main body portion having a first solid deflector extending at a first angle there from and a second solid deflector extending at a second angle. One or more hinges may be utilized to connect parts of the insert, resulting in a reconfigurable insert that can be utilized in multiple positions. When utilized in an auger-type ice dispensing system, the insert is sized such that the main body portion of the insert does not interfere with the function of the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Lindsey A. Smith