Compartmented Container Patents (Class 220/500)
  • Patent number: 12029336
    Abstract: A glass double-walled beverage container, having an inner body sidewall lower end portion in fluid-tight engagement with an inner body end wall to define an interior beverage cavity, an outer body sidewall lower end portion in fluid-tight engagement with an outer body end wall, the outer body sidewall extending fully about the inner body sidewall, an inner body sidewall upper end portion and an outer body sidewall upper end portion being rigidly connected together and in fluid-tight engagement, the inner body end wall being positioned above and spaced apart from the outer body end wall to provide an interior space therebetween, and a non-glass adhesive material positioned in the interior space adhered to both the inner and outer body end walls. A method of making same is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Leimone, Myron Wang
  • Patent number: 11976413
    Abstract: A laundry basket (the basket) of the present invention includes two portions or halves wherein one of the portions or halves extends into the other one to be able to be adjusted between an initial position and an adjusted position. Each portion or half includes side walls, a rear wall, a front wall, and a bottom including a plurality of openings. The rear wall and the front wall include handles defined therein for carrying the basket. The basket includes a divider wall inserted and secured by a pair of female connectors connected to and extending from the side walls. An advantage of the present invention is to provide a novel improved laundry basket that can expand into various lengths to accommodate storage and transportation of various loads of laundry and other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Souhayla Denha
  • Patent number: 11912036
    Abstract: An ink tank that enables to check whether a cover of an ink tank is normally bonded to the ink tank includes a first chamber having a supply port for supplying ink to a printing head that ejects ink, a second chamber having an external air introduction port capable of introducing external air, a partition wall configured to separate the first chamber and the second chamber, a communication path provided in the partition wall and configured to place the first chamber and the second chamber in communication with each other, a first cover member configured to cover an opening of the first chamber without extending over an opening of the second chamber, and a second cover member configured to cover the opening of the second chamber without extending over the opening of the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Koki Shimada, Hideaki Matsumura, Masaya Shimmachi, Yukimichi Kimura, Junichi Kubokawa, Takahiro Kiuchi, Yusuke Tanaka, Kyohei Sato
  • Patent number: 11805929
    Abstract: A receptacle having a wrap is configured to define a chamber for receiving a container. A pair of slots are formed in the wrap. A first connector is exposed through a first one of the slots and coupled to a surface of the wrap and a second connector exposed through a second one of the slots and coupled to the surface of the wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SCRIBE OPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Nelson, Rachel Rosario
  • Patent number: 11727380
    Abstract: A merchant payment system designed for a high-traffic merchant. In an embodiment, the merchant payment system comprises a casing, a mobile computing device, a charging regulator, a payment receiver, and a docking station configured to charge the mobile computing device and payment receiver. The outer casing is configured to house the mobile computing device, a charging regulator, and payment receiver. Additionally, the docking station is configured to charge various mobile computing devices (e.g., a tablet or a mobile phone) housed within the casing. Moreover, the docking station is configured to supply a predetermined voltage and current to the charging regulator which in-turn supplies a first predetermined voltage and current to the payment receiver and a second predetermined voltage and current to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: MTech Mobility, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony S. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11479422
    Abstract: Vehicle-based package delivery and alignment systems and methods are provided herein. An example method includes performing a first alignment of a delivery door of a vehicle with a receiving door of a package locker using location signals that are indicative of a location of the package locker, performing a second alignment of the delivery door with the receiving door based on camera images of an alignment target, and transferring a package from the vehicle to the package locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Kendra White, Kristopher Brown, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 11187195
    Abstract: An engine generator including, in a housing: a generator; an engine; a fuel tank; a canister for collecting evaporated fuel; and pipes for causing the canister and an inside of the fuel tank to communicate with each other. The pipes include the pipe section provided in the fuel tank; the pipe section extends above a liquid surface of the fuel in the fuel tank in a state in which a short-length side of the housing is placed downward; and the pipe section includes a portion that passes through a place above the liquid surface of the fuel in a state in which an opposite side of the housing is placed downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuo Kase
  • Patent number: 11029882
    Abstract: An apparatus for secure multiple server access to a non-volatile storage device is disclosed. A method and storage device product also perform the functions of the apparatus. An apparatus includes a storage device with three or more ports. Each port includes at least one lane and each port is configured to connect to a different server over the at least one lane of the port. The storage device includes a storage controller in the storage device for each port. Each storage controller controls storage to non-volatile storage of the storage device. The storage device includes a logical namespace assigned to each port. Each logical namespace is assigned to a portion of the non-volatile storage of the storage device. The logical namespace of a first port of the three or more ports is inaccessible to a second port of the three or more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: David W. Cosby, Theodore B. Vojnovich, Jonathan R. Hinkle, Patrick L. Caporale
  • Patent number: 10689605
    Abstract: A laundry detergent capsule containing a laundry detergent composition, the capsule including a capsule base (33) with one or more side walls (35) extending from the base to form a detergent composition cavity accommodating the laundry detergent composition (39), wherein the capsule includes a capsule lid (41) for sealing the detergent composition cavity and the capsule lid includes a flange (43) extending from a lid portion and abutting the side wall or side walls, The flange having 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 breaks or gaps arranged symmetrically around the circumference of the upper rim of the side wall or walls. a container containing a plurality of such capsules and use of such capsules to launder textiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Green, Matthew Charles Meyrick Pritchard, Neil John Smith
  • Patent number: 10150420
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a cargo area. A recessed area is defined within a cargo floor. A door retention system is positioned within the recessed area. A hinge plate includes a hinge retainer. A latch arm includes a latch element. The hinge plate and the latch arm are configured to suspend a vehicle door therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Dragan B. Stojkovic
  • Patent number: 9741189
    Abstract: A utility cart includes a cabinet with a latch and strike lock, which is unlocked in the presence of a passive near field RFID key device and held open by a latch controller for sufficient time to allow the user to open the unlocked cabinet door. The latch is biased to its locking position, to which it returns when released by the controller. The latch includes a ramp surface which is engaged by the leading edge of the strike as the cabinet door is closed. In this way, the strike pushes the latch out of the way as it passes over the end of the latch, and the biased latch then returns to its locking position engaging a keeper in the strike as the keeper passes into position opposite the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Geerpres, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E. Ribbe, William C Vanderlinde
  • Patent number: 9688457
    Abstract: The present invention enables hikers to easily carry both chilled water and chilled food items in a lightweight, compact package. A significant portion of the effort of carrying snacks on a hike comes from the weight of the food cooler and its chemical cooling elements. By placing the food items inside the body of a flexible cooler, then wrapping that cooler around a bottle of frozen water without covering the lid, the present invention lets the ice chill the food items while carrying them in a compact, lightweight container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Frank Healy
  • Publication number: 20150148282
    Abstract: A multicomponent composition separating surfactant and fragrance into separate phases to increase the fragrance release from the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Joseph Knorr, Junhong Mao, Alison Kugler, Ammanuel Mehreteab, Andrei Potanin
  • 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: 9023290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for a contact lens storage solution, in particular having contact lenses in said contact lens storage solution. The container has a vessel (14), which has a filling opening (20), and a first closing element (24), which can be attached to the vessel (14) and which closes the filling opening (20). The first closing element (24) has a gas supply channel (42) for a cleaning and/or sterilizing gas, which extends from at least one inlet (40) on an outer face of the first closing element (24) to at least one outlet (48) on an inner face of the first closing element (24) facing the interior of the vessel (14). On the outer face of the first closing element, said first closing element (24) has at least one venting opening (50) for the escape of gas from the vessel (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Albert Sturm, Yves Nold
  • Patent number: 8998020
    Abstract: An inner container is to be installed inside an outer container, the inner container including a jointed portion configured to joint a jointing portion formed in the outer container to prevent the inner container from being separated from the outer container when the inner container is installed in the outer container; and a second engaging portion engaged with a first engaging portion formed in the outer container and configured to prevent the inner container from rotating relative to the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Sato, Kenji Oohashi, Yoshikazu Matsumiya
  • Publication number: 20150083729
    Abstract: A packing structure adapted to pack a plurality of objects. The packing structure includes a plurality of first dividing plates and two side plates. The first dividing plates are arranged with intervals to form a plurality of containing spaces. Each of the first dividing plates has two sides opposite to each other, each of the sides has two first inserting slots, and a positioning portion is formed between the two first inserting slots. The two side plates are disposed at the two sides respectively. Each of the side plates has a plurality of positioning slots, and the positioning portions are respectively inserted into the positioning slots of the corresponding side plate. An extending direction of each of the first inserting slots is perpendicular to the corresponding side plate. The objects are adapted to be located in the containing spaces respectively and between the two side plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Eva Wei
  • Patent number: 8963720
    Abstract: An RFID tag container includes a container body having a first container portion and a second container portion detachably engaging the first container portion, wherein the container body is sized and configured to contain an RFID tag in a flame-proof, fluid-tight and vapor-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Al Salour, Douglas Duane Trimble, Joseph Michael Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20150027434
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices and methods for thawing frozen biological material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Anthrogenesis Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Murphy
  • Patent number: 8939407
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first structure, a second structure, a first layer, and a second layer. The first structure has a first plurality of channels extending towards a number of edges of the first structure. The second structure has a second plurality of channels extending towards a number of edges of the second structure. A first side of the first structure is connected to a first side of the second structure. The first plurality of channels and the second plurality of channels have an orientation with respect to each other. The first layer is connected to a second side of the first structure. The second layer is connected to a second side of the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael James Robinson, Michael Leslie Hand
  • Patent number: 8905229
    Abstract: A CPAP mask storage apparatus having a first storage compartment that is hermetically sealed so as to substantially isolate the CPAP mask stored therein from airborne particles. The CPAP mask storage device includes a first panel and a second panel operable to provide access to the interior volume of the first compartment. The first panel and the second panel are configured to have adjacent longitudinal edges having semi-annular cutouts forming an aperture to accept an oxygen supply tube therethrough when the first panel and the second panel are in a closed position. The CPAP mask storage apparatus further includes a second container having a disinfecting liquid stored therein operable to disinfect the CPAP mask. A third compartment is contiguously formed with the first compartment and is operable to receive and store CPAP mask accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tracy Lane
  • Publication number: 20140346177
    Abstract: A dispenser and disposal unit for a package of tissues includes a rectangular container with an open top and an elevated section projecting above the rear wall of the container including means for retaining a plurality of tissues and means for securing the rear of the elevated section against a vertical support so the tissues may be removed from the container and disposed of in the open top container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Nellie Moncrief
  • Patent number: 8875926
    Abstract: Container for beverages, liquids and other fluid substances which includes a plurality of sealed chambers, sealed openings in coplanar walls of the chambers, a stationary cover plate with openings in registration with the sealed openings, an opener movably mounted on the cover plate for selective engagement with seals for the openings in the walls, and a selector plate operatively connected to the opener with an opening in the selector plate that can be moved into and out of registration with the openings in the chamber walls and cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Valon Grajqevci
  • Publication number: 20140322072
    Abstract: Techniques for sterilizing chlorhexidine based antiseptic formulations include exposing a sealed container containing the formulation to heat at a temperature and heating time sufficient to sterilize the chlorhexidine based antiseptic formulation and the hermetically sealed interior of the container, which may be an applicator, a bottle, a swab stick, or a pad-containing pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: LERNAPHARM (LORIS) INC.
    Inventors: Razmik MARGOOSIAN, Viken AFARIAN
  • Publication number: 20140314530
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a commercial waste system including a commercial waste container and a commercial waste vehicle. The waste container includes an interior volume that may be divided by a container divider into at least two container chambers, to collect waste and/or other multiple types of recoverable (recyclable) materials without comingling. Additionally, the rear loading waste vehicle includes a hopper divider and a storage divider, such that collection of the multiple types of waste from the divided container does not comingle the collected materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Roy Andrew Strom
  • Publication number: 20140309245
    Abstract: The invention provides novel heterocyclic carboxamide compounds compounds according to Formula (I) their manufacture and use for the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases, such as cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Bayard R. Huck, Xiaoling Chen, Yufang Xiao, Ruoxi Lan, Lizbeth Celeste De Selm, Constantin Neagu, Justin Potnick, Srinivasa R. Karra, Theresa L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140309472
    Abstract: A method for waste burial includes preparing metallic containers (11) for waste storage each being configured to contain drum cans (12) in each of which waste is contained, and being sealed; drilling a vertical hole (26) to bury a plurality of the containers (11) for waste storage in a ground (20), thereafter disposing a steel pipe (27) in the vertical hole (26); providing a concrete base (30) on a lower portion of the steel pipe (27), thereafter disposing the container (11) for waste storage on the concrete base (30), and thereon stacking a plurality of the containers (11) for waste storage; and sealing an upper portion of the uppermost container (11) for waste storage with a concrete (34), after stacking the containers (11) for waste storage from the ground (20) to a predetermined depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Takekazu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140299605
    Abstract: A custom color paint or stain tinting system employs a dark-colored non-infrared-absorptive liquid base paint or stain and a point-of-sale array of concentrated liquid colorants which when dispensed into the base paint or stain provide custom-tinted non-infrared-absorptive paints or stains in lightened shades and a variety of tints. Dark custom-tinted paints or stains are tinted lighter from a dark-colored base, not darker from a white or light colored base as is done in conventional point-of-sale systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanford Lee Hertz, Matthew S. Gebhard
  • Publication number: 20140263350
    Abstract: Fuel tanks are disclosed. Methods of making and using fuel tanks are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Sheppard
  • Publication number: 20140252003
    Abstract: A dual component packaging kit that includes at least a shape holding outer container having an internal volume and an external surface. Preferably, the shape holding outer container is configured to accommodate a pair of shape holding inner containers. Preferentially, each of the pair of shape holding inner containers contain a separate and distinct viscous material and the pair of shape holding inner containers remain detached from the shape holding outer containers at all times. With the pair of shape holding inner containers removed from the shape holding outer container, the separate and distinct viscous materials may be poured into the shape holding outer container and mixed together for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas E. Reeves
  • Publication number: 20140224424
    Abstract: The use of a mixture of 5-pyrimidinol derivatives with sterically hindered phenol derivatives for adjusting the reactivity and the gel time of resin mixtures and reactive resin mortars based on radically polymerizable compounds is described. Furthermore, a resin mixture containing the inhibitor combination, a reactive resin mortar containing this resin mixture and two-component mortar systems with the reactive resin mortar according to the invention and a hardener with improved stability in storage and good low-temperature hardening properties are also described. The resin mixture according to the invention is suitable in particular for chemical fastening of construction elements in boreholes in various substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Armin PFEIL, Johannes BRINKHORST, Didier GIGMES, Luca VALGIMIGLI, Derek PRATT, Denis BERTIN
  • Patent number: 8804895
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cask for a canister containing radioactive material, comprising a canister extraction assembly and designed so that it can bring the canister to an extraction position inside the cask housing in which this canister is free of any contact with the inner surface. Also, one of two elements from among a carriage and a support structure of the assembly is provided with a guide ramp cooperating with a ramp follower provided on the other of the two elements, the ramp being designed so that a relative translational movement between the carriage and the structure, in the longitudinal direction of the cask, causes the changeover of the two elements from a drawn-together position to a drawn-apart position, or conversely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: TN International
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Bersegol, Justo Garcia
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140203021
    Abstract: A container for dispensing pills is disclosed. The container holds a plurality of receptacles, where each receptacle holds a portion of pills. The receptacles set on a rotating base, where the rotation of the rotating base is controlled by a timing mechanism. The rotating base and the receptacles are enclosed in the container, covered by a lid. The lid covers most of the receptacles. The lid is locked onto the container body to control access to the receptacles. The lid has an opening large enough that one or more of the receptacles may be removed from the container through the opening. When the timing mechanism indicates that a time for dispensing pills has arrived, the timing mechanism instructs the rotating base to rotate to a position in which a receptacle is beneath the opening. The receptacle may then be removed from the container and the pills consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MAVIS, LLC
    Inventor: Robin H. Zill
  • Publication number: 20140203020
    Abstract: A carrying case having a first compartment and a second compartment for accommodating a plurality of objects; the first object which is embedded with integrated circuits that can process, store and communicate data on radio frequency identification microprocessors; said second object which is configured to process, store and communicate data on radio frequency identification microprocessors; said inner lining of said carrying case configured to include a radio frequency shielding; said shielding material including a layer of conductive material to attenuate interference fields and signals which are transmitted at varying frequencies and wavelengths; and wherein the shielding material is configured to block access to data which is stored on radio frequency identification microprocessors embedded in either the first object or second object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Trombino
  • Patent number: 8777044
    Abstract: A beverage holding device comprising a container and a removably engageable lid. The container includes a partition extending between opposing sides of the sidewall of the container to define a plurality of separated cavities. The partition includes an edge surface forming an interior seal against a lower surface of the lid upon an engagement of the lid with the container for maintaining the plurality of cavities fluidly separated. A plurality of apertures in offset elevated positions above an upper surface of the lid are provided, with each communicating with a respective one of the plurality of cavities. The elevated and offset apertures provide a respective relief area to accommodate a projecting nose of a user during an engagement of the user's mouth with a respective aperture while tipping the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Tommy Raymus, Robert Sinclair
  • Patent number: 8777037
    Abstract: A device 10 for selectively dispensing ones of multiple fluids, preferably cleaning agents, is disclosed. The device includes a reservoir 50 that holds a diluent “D” therein and a housing 20 that includes a main body segment 22 and a head segment 26. A container assembly 100 may be held between the main body and head segments 22, 26. The container assembly may include at least one container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116. Each container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116 houses a concentrate “C,” for example, a concentrated form of a cleaning or other agent therein. The diluent “D” and concentrates “C” are kept separate from each other, whereby no end use product is stored in the device 10. Instead, end use product is mixed on demand during dispensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jeffrey L. Crull, Lawrence J. Fenske, Cunjiang Cheng, Cory J. Nelson, Jose M. Arevalo
  • Publication number: 20140190976
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cargo container that is light weight, strong, which forms an ultraviolet light, weather/dust particle barrier and which controls the climate inside the cargo container to protect the integrity of the cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Rick D. Imbrecht
  • Patent number: 8771749
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stable bicarbonate ion-containing drug solution, particularly a bicarbonate-containing drug solution for dialysis in which the stability has been improved by the presence of a phosphate ion. Further, the invention relates to a drug solution for acute blood purification, particularly a dialysate and a substitution liquid for acute blood purification to be mixed before use containing the drug solution. Still further, the invention relates to a dialysate and a substitution liquid for acute blood purification to be mixed before use in which the formation of insoluble fine particles or precipitates is prevented for a long time after mixing and with which hypokalemeia and hypophosphatemia are not caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: National University Corporation Chiba University, Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeto Oda, Tomohito Sadahiro, Masataka Nakamura, Syuichi Tanaka, Shogo Tokuoka, Hiroya Otani
  • Patent number: 8770432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wash bucket (1), the volume of which can be divided by means of a separate partition (2) into at least two compartments (3, 4). Projections (7) are disposed on at least two mutually opposing lateral walls (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Markus Rueckheim, Andreas Eisenhut, Georg Huber, Isik Ozkan
  • Patent number: 8770433
    Abstract: A tray for vibratory conveying of food articles from a hopper is provided. The tray includes a tray body, food inlet portion, and a food outlet portion. An upwardly extending dividing member divides the tray into at least two food inlet conveyor passageways, the inlet conveyor passageways merging into a single food passageway that extends to the food outlet portion. The single food passageway may have an initially wide portion and subsequently narrow to a narrow portion as it approaches a discharge end. This arrangement helps to declump food items, preferably causing food items the size of chicken nuggets to be conveyed in a single-file arrangement along the single food passageway. The single food passageway is preferably non-linear, and may, for example, have a zigzag or serpentine configuration to promote accurate dispensing of food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Glenn Schackmuth, Craig Conley, Ron Dorsten, Henry T. Ewald, Jenny M. Hong, David Bone, Brian Rudesill
  • Publication number: 20140183225
    Abstract: A beverage container includes a primary reservoir adapted to hold a first fluid and a storage compartment located external to the primary reservoir. The primary reservoir is accessible through an opening for filling the primary reservoir with the first fluid and for consuming the first fluid. The beverage container further includes a coupler attached to a wall that defines at least a portion of the storage compartment. The coupler is adapted to mate with a portion of a peripheral container so that the peripheral container is securely housed in the storage compartment. The peripheral container holds a second fluid having a composition that is different from a composition of the first fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence William Wales, Joseph Donald Farrell
  • Publication number: 20140166658
    Abstract: A carrying case assembly for portable electronic devices includes a carrying case that has: an exterior casing that creates a compartment for receiving a portable electronic device; means for securing the portable electronic device within the compartment; and a first component of an interlocking mechanism attached to a surface of the exterior casing and utilized to hang the carrying case on a user wearable strap configured with a second component of the interlocking mechanism. The assembly further includes a holding latch having: (i) a first connecting section that securely attaches the holding latch to the user wearable strap; and (ii) a second connecting section serving as the second component of the interlocking mechanism, which receives the first component attached to the surface of the carrying case and enables the carrying case to be fixably and removably attached to the user wearable device via the holding latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Hamra
  • Publication number: 20140166657
    Abstract: A packing assembly for transporting workpieces which have a plurality of pins, includes at least one packing member. Each packing member includes a top wall which includes at least one packing portion. Each packing portion defines a plurality of receiving grooves for receiving the workpieces. In each receiving groove, a bottom surface and two side surfaces are defined. The two side surfaces extend from opposite sides of the bottom surface. Each packing portion further includes a plurality of connecting surfaces. Each connecting surface connects two adjacent side surfaces of two adjacent receiving grooves, and defines a retrieving groove for facilitating the picking up and extraction of each workpiece. The bottom surface defines a plurality of passing-through holes for receiving and protecting the plurality of pins of the workpieces during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: JI-HUA ZENG
  • Patent number: 8740004
    Abstract: A segmented container for easily and safely storing and transporting items related to music composition and music playing, such as electrical cables, picks, slides, capos, and rehydrating refreshments. The container includes three stepped compartments of various sizes and dimensions. The top compartment is cylindrical for holding beverage containers to prevent condensation on electrical components. The container securely attaches on amplifiers, speakers, and other devices used in the music or electrical fields. A pair of C-brackets latch onto the handles of the amplifier, and a pair of legs that create a level plane with the amplifier. A J-shaped arm extends and retracts from the container. A cable can wrap around the arm to prevent tripping and electrical accidents. The arm slides into a channel underneath the container, and locks into position with pins and holes. The outer end of the arm includes a notch for holding an amplifier cable plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Mathis
  • Publication number: 20140144941
    Abstract: A beverage container having at least two compartments within a liquid reservoir. Each of the compartments is selectively accessed, whereby liquid is only dispensed from the accessed compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
  • Patent number: 8733708
    Abstract: A utensil rest includes a main body having a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The first sidewall and the second sidewall are connected and define an edge of the main body. At least one of the first sidewall and the second sidewall have at least one utensil receiving portion formed therein. The at least one utensil receiving portion is configured to receive a utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ivan Mudd LLC
    Inventors: Jay Tarantino, Jeanine Tarantino, William P. Camp, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140124508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge for at least two flowable components. The invention starts from a cartridge having at least two storage containers into which pistons can be inserted for dispensing components. So that the pistons cannot slip out of the storage containers again after the insertion, peripheral beads are provided at inner walls of the storage containers. To make possible cartridges which can be manufactured inexpensively and which can nevertheless be reliably sealed, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the first inner wall has a first connection section and the second inner wall has a second connection section in which they do not have a bead. A connection web which connects the two storage containers is in this respect arranged between the first and second connection sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: Ralf Seifer, Manfred Obrist
  • Publication number: 20140116517
    Abstract: A measuring and mixing tray includes a first well having a first predetermined volume for measuring a first component of a multicomponent system and a mixing portion. A method of measuring and mixing for the multicomponent system includes disposing the first predetermined volume of the first component in the first well of the measuring and mixing tray and transferring the first component from the first well to the mixing portion of the measuring and mixing tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Geiger
  • Publication number: 20140103045
    Abstract: A pre-sterilizable carrier system includes providing at least one washed and sterilized dual-chamber system in a magazine. The dual-chamber system includes a separating element separating first and second chambers from each other. The magazine accommodates at least one dual-chamber system and is arranged in a container that is sealed with a closing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Gtsml BÖTTGER