Cells (i.e., Identical Or Similar Compartments Each Intended To Hold A Single Item) Patents (Class 220/507)
  • Patent number: 10455805
    Abstract: A biodegradable litter kit to be used for the collection and disposal of animal waste. The kit includes a litter box having a tray portion and a retractable lid. The tray has a bottom and at least one protruding side. The box includes a perforated false bottom positioned within the tray for holding a layer of fresh litter above the bottom of the tray. The perforated false bottom permits for the passage of soiled litter but prevents the passage of fresh litter to the bottom of the tray thus keeping a layer of fresh litter accessible for use by an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Litter One, LLC
    Inventor: Terry Robbins
  • Patent number: 10327053
    Abstract: A Bluetooth speaker includes an upper case and a lower case. The upper case and the lower case corporately define a receiving space, and the upper case and the lower case each include a mounting portion for connecting with a building block element. A circuit board, a loudspeaker, a Bluetooth module and a light emitting module are received in the receiving space, and the loudspeaker, the Bluetooth module and the light emitting module are electrically connected to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Xiongyuan Fang, Youjun Xiong
  • Patent number: 9470484
    Abstract: A lightweight explosive containment device that is used to transport blasting caps, explosive precursors, or homemade explosives. Open cellular foam material within the container diffuses explosive gases and absorbs kinetic energy. An internal clapper tube distributes forces to the ligaments of the cellular foam material and an external support tube contains the explosive fragmentation and blast overpressure. A system of containers with storage capabilities that enable the transportation of a number of lightweight explosive containment devices is presented. An alternate configuration of the present invention utilizes the open cellular foam material to create a directional disruption device. Such a tool prevents explosive gases and fragmentation from causing unnecessary collateral damage to the surroundings or supporting robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Benson
  • Patent number: 9309026
    Abstract: A wax melt assembly includes a plurality of first wax melts, a plurality of second wax melts and a melt retainer. The first wax melts each have a first property. The second wax melts each have a second property that is different than the first property. The melt retainer includes a first compartment, a second compartment and a retainer body. The first compartment retains the first wax melts. The second compartment retains the second wax melts. The retainer body can have a height that extends from a base to a top of the retainer body and can include a plurality of exterior side walls that extend the height of the retainer body. The retainer body can include a compartment separator that extends between the first compartment and the second compartment. The first compartment can include a first sub-compartment that retains one of the first wax melts, and a second sub-compartment that retains another of the first wax melts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Travis Propes
  • Patent number: 9211999
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a frame, tracks supported by opposite sides of the frame, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side is generally U-shaped. Each dunnage support comprises end members and a middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Mark J. Feenstra, Allen L. Burns
  • Patent number: 9027780
    Abstract: An egg carton includes a base and a lid that are hinged together through a web. The base and lid may include side walls extending around the base and the lid, the base including at least one egg cup for receiving an egg but typically around six. The base further includes at least one compartment in the base for containing other ingredients than eggs, such as bacon. The lid and base include co-operating members arranged so that when the lid is closed on the base the co-operating members ensure that there is a gap between the side walls of the lid and base to allow the flow of air into and out of the carton. This ensures that no moisture collects in the carton that can affect the longevity of the eggs and other ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Solar Eggs IP Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Jonathan Attard
  • Patent number: 9022244
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a storage container for an analytical device, capable of easily storing and using a sensor, The storage container for an analytical device in which a sensor is stored is configured such that the storage container has a cylindrical shape, the storage container has sensor storage portions therein radially arranged about a center point so that sensors can be inserted into the sensor storage portions, the storage container has an opening formed at a top surface of one side thereof and communicated to the sensor storage portions, and the storage container has a circumferential surface in which cut portions arc formed to be communicated with the sensor storage portions and cut to he extended from the end of the other side of the storage container to the opening along a lengthwise direction, thus allowing for ease of storage and use of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ceragem Medisys Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Lee, Jae Kyu Choi
  • Publication number: 20150053676
    Abstract: A multi-tiered assembly for carrying pluralities of items and including a multi base, within an open interior of which is nested or inserted at least one intermediate body. A lid is secured over the base and intermediate body and an inter-engagement mechanism is associated with each exterior facing side of the base, lid and intermediate body for assembling the base, lid and body into a tier defining enclosure for holding and transporting the items. A pair of intermediate bodies may further include each a primary tier defining body and a secondary tier defining body. The base may further include a recessed flat interior and upwardly extending and interconnecting side and end walls. Each of the primary and secondary tier defining bodies can, in a preferred embodiment, exhibit a generally similar four sided profile incorporating a plurality of inner perimeter defined and item receiving apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: MICHELLE SAND
  • Patent number: 8960482
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage tank for a hydrogen fueled aircraft. The tank has a wall made of layers of aerogel sections around a hard shell layer, sealed within a flexible outer layer, and having the air removed to form a vacuum. The periphery of each layer section abuts other sections of that layer, but only overlies the periphery of the sections of other layers at individual points. The wall is characterized by a thermal conductivity that is lower near its gravitational top than its gravitational bottom. The tank has two exit passageways, one being direct, and the other passing through a vapor shield that extends through the wall between two layers of aerogel. A control system controls the relative flow through the two passages to regulate the boil-off rate of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: AeroVironment Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Nelson Brooks, Bart Dean Hibbs, David Robert Thompson
  • Patent number: 8960467
    Abstract: A lunch box assembly having a main housing having a lid rotatably, hingedly attached to a base to provide access to an opened interior of one or more compartments is disclosed. The lid can have ferrously magnetic material and recesses to accept magnets. The magnets can be shaped to fit the recesses. The base can have compartments aligned with corresponding compartments in the lid. The base and the lid can form one or more closed food storage compartments that separate the contents from the neighboring compartments. A latch on the base and lid can produce a clamping force on a small lidded container or containers placed in one or more of the compartments. The clamping force can clamp the lidded container closed and prevent leakage of fluids in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: PlanetBox, LLC
    Inventors: Robert H. J. Miros, Caroline S. Miros
  • Patent number: 8955683
    Abstract: The group of inventions relates to the food industry, more specifically to embodiments of a packaging for pre-portioned confectionery goods consisting of one or a number of portions. A packaging for confectionery goods consisting of a number of portions comprises a lid and a base that is provided with at least one raised flat section for holding trays corresponding to the number of portions of the goods in question. Each tray has a means for the removal thereof from the packaging, in the form, for example, of a tongue situated on the side that faces the edge of the packaging base, and at least one tray anchoring projection with a widened part is provided on the base between each pair of adjacent trays. Furthermore, pairs of projections may be provided along the edges of the raised section to restrict the movement in a horizontal plane both of the tongues and of the trays with the confectionery goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Valery Eduardovich Agababov
  • Publication number: 20150014323
    Abstract: A structural component with at least two side members has a support structure that includes a partition with multiple curved portions forming cells. The partition connects to the side members and extends between the side members at least partially along straight lines. The partition may extend along one or more straight lines from one side member to the other. One structural component is a container with a wall about the internal support structure. The container cells may be formed with a core structure. The core can include a permeable storage material and may be retained after formation, or may be removed. In some cases the container wall has generally planar surfaces, which may include surface undulations. Core structures are also provided for forming structural components. Formation can include casting a material about a core structure within a mold to form a partition extending between two or more sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Adam R. Loukus, Josh E. Loukus
  • Patent number: 8915395
    Abstract: A multi-unit storage device wherein two separate compartments are attached together at their bottom portions. The containers are vacuum or otherwise sealed at their top portions such that when the top portions are opened, the seal is broken and access to theproducts contained therein is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Gerry Gersovitz
  • Publication number: 20140357601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of treating fibromyalgia, by administering a therapeutically-effective combination of an antiviral component and a COX-2 inhibitor component. The invention is further related to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a combination of a therapeutically-effective amount of the antiviral compound famciclovir and a therapeutically-effective amount of the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib. The invention is also related to methods of treating functional somatic syndromes by administering a therapeutically-effective combination of famciclovir and celecoxib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: William L. Pridgen
  • Publication number: 20140299606
    Abstract: Described herein are systems relating to packaging boxes. In some implementations, the packaging boxes include one or more trays used to support product cups, such as k-cups. The product cups, for example, can be used to hold tea, coffee, or flavoring. Some examples of flavoring include honey or other liquid flavoring a user can add to tea or coffee to adjust the flavor of the tea or coffee (e.g., honey comb and lemon grass, creamer, orange marmalade, mint peach, etc.). The packaging boxes can include a longitudinal axis parallel to the top and a long side of the box. The trays placed in the packaging boxes, for example, can have a similar longitudinal axis parallel to the longitudinal axes of the packaging box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence Charles
  • Patent number: 8844764
    Abstract: A carrier for covering and transporting baked goods or other food products includes a base for supporting a pie, cake, cupcakes, or other baked goods. A cover is configured to be attached to the base to generally enclose the carrier, thereby protecting the baked goods for transport or storage. The cover is formed with a flexible membrane that makes it collapsible for more convenient storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventors: Heather Curtin, Christine J. Lee, Caroline Park
  • Publication number: 20140263351
    Abstract: A divider box contains a plurality of individual compartments, i.e, a crate, formed from mated slotted transverse panels and slotted longitudinal panels. A pair of horizontal exterior panels surmount the interlocking panels forming the divider box outside. A lid and tray complete the divider box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AMERICAN CORRUGATED PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: D. Rudolph Youell, Aaron Spencer, Michael Fisco
  • Publication number: 20140246427
    Abstract: Novel methods and devices for organizing and storing articles are disclosed. The storage devices may include a flexible inner container having one or more partition walls therein. An outer skirt may be attached to the top of the container wherein the skirt extends downward to the bottom of the container to form a sleeve. The inner container and the outer skirt are configured to be self-supporting, whereby one or more articles may be stored in an upright manner in the container. The sleeve is preferably configured to receive a basket to add further support to the device. If desired, a user may advantageously employ the disclosed methods or devices to organize and store articles in a container in a manner that maximizes floor space under low-hanging clothes in a closet, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Holly S. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8800800
    Abstract: A carrier plate for pharmaceutical containers, in particular syringes bottles, or ampoules, includes a receiving region that has a plurality of through-openings for receiving the pharmaceutical containers. The receiving region includes a handling region that defines a base plane for handling the carrier plate, in particular for engaging on the carrier plate and/or for supporting same, having a top face that functions as a pressure side under a load and a lower face that functions as a tension side. A structural member for increasing the rigidity of the carrier plate is also provided that includes at least one box profiled region between at least two through-openings on the upper face of the carrier plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Schott Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Gerner, Bastian Fischer
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140203023
    Abstract: A cartridge is provided having at least one reception chamber (2), which extends in the longitudinal direction, for a medium to be dispensed, having a head part (4), a base part (6) and a cartridge wall (3) which bound the reception chamber (2), with the head part (4) having an outlet (5) for the medium. The cartridge wall (3) is designed as a film (3), the head part (4) and the base part (6) in each case as fixed shape parts and the head part (4) is sealingly and non-releasably connected to the cartridge wall (3). A multicomponent cartridge is furthermore provided by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Josef Ettlin
  • Patent number: 8771428
    Abstract: A double bucket cleaning system for use with microfiber mat mops. One bucket contains clean water; the second holds dirty water. The second bucket has a slide press for extracting dirty water from the mop. The system can use a connector to connect the two buckets together, or a single bucket with two compartments can be used. Both designs use a footpad upon which the user stands during the pressing operation. This ensures that the device remains in place during the sliding. Finally, once the dirty water has been extracted from the mop, the user can pick up clean water from the first bucket for the next portion of the floor to be cleaned. In this way, the user is able to quickly clean a large floor with clean water, instead of repeatedly dipping the mop back into dirty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Goentzel
  • Patent number: 8763842
    Abstract: A well fluid additive system prepackaged to the specifications of each particular well. The system comprises a supporting member, and a plurality of additives which additive is each individually segregated from the other additives. This system reduces waste as the exact proportions are delivered to the well as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bulldog Chemicals, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Tommy Rex Johnson, Dustin O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8757438
    Abstract: The multiple compartmented and condiment dispensing apparatus includes a housing into which a plurality of packet compartments are arranged. The packet compartments open to enable a refill packet to be inserted and loaded for use in dispensing a condiment therefrom. The packet compartments are each in fluid communication with a spout provided on a distal end of the housing. The spout includes a plurality of channels that each connects via ductwork to the packet compartments where the refill packets connect. The refill packets dispense a condiment through the respective ductwork and out a channel of the spout. Each packet compartment includes a loader door that is pivotally engaged with respect to the housing, and which can open outwardly to enable the refill packets to be inserted and removed from the respective packet compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Hector Garcia
  • Patent number: 8740003
    Abstract: A dual-purpose seal is provided that forms part of a container for storing and dispensing consumer products. The container can be used in place of conventional blister packs for the packaging of pills, tablets, or capsules or in place of conventional multi-cavity containers for organizing and storing mixed medication for subsequent dispensing according to a predefined dosage regimen. The container includes a tray having a generally planar top surface into which has been formed one or more discrete cavities. The seal includes a cover film having pre-formed lines of separation defining a removable portion, and a barrier film that is secured to the cover film by a layer of peelable adhesive. The barrier film has pre-formed lines of separation defining a barrier patch. The barrier film also includes a heat-sealing adhesive such that the dual-purpose seal can be adhered to the tray in two different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Future Technology (UK) Ltd
    Inventor: Howard Elliott
  • Patent number: 8733578
    Abstract: A dual-chambered beverage container in the form of a shot glass. The interior of the glass is bisected via a hinged divider flap, creating two separate chambers within the glass. The upper chamber holds a first beverage, preferably a shot of hard liquor, while the bottom chamber holds a volume of a second beverage, such as soda or juice. When the shot glass is in a resting position, the divider flap is closed, segregating the beverages in their respective chambers. A user begins to drink the first beverage, the hinged diver flap will slowly swing open, allowing the second beverage to flow out of the bottom chamber, through the upper chamber, and into the user's mouth. Thus the user experiences the taste of the shot of hard liquor only briefly before consuming the chaser beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Michaels
  • Patent number: 8714396
    Abstract: An insert for a transport container made of plastic material includes a grid-shaped layout for glasses and the like that includes plastic strips. At least two substantially identical insert parts are provided, which are connected to each other at a distance by at least two height-adjustable support elements. Different inserts can be stacked on one other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Georg Utz Holding AG
    Inventor: Yves Hug
  • Publication number: 20140097188
    Abstract: Apparatus for storing and dispensing items. A container is provided with an interior divided into two or more substantially identically-sized and identically-shaped compartments that is closed by a lid. The lid includes a bottom dial that is rotatably engaged to the container and a top cap that is rotatably engaged to the dial. Openings are formed in both the dial and the cap having a size and shape approximately identical to the size and shape of the compartments formed in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Sheryl Tapper Smith
  • Patent number: 8689999
    Abstract: A hair styling device holster includes a bottom section, a middle section, and a top section. The bottom section includes a flat bottom surface. The middle section is coupled to the bottom section and includes walls that define an interior compartment sized and configured to receive a heated end of a hair styling device. At least a portion of one of the plurality of walls including a mesh grating. The top section is coupled to the middle section and defines at least one opening in communication with the interior compartment defined by the middle section. An insulating material is disposed on an upper interior surface of the bottom section for insulating the bottom section from a hair styling device when the hair styling device is disposed within the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Polder Housewares, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Cooper, George Calvin Scott, Joel Beebe, Christopher Hawker, Jessica Moreland, Christopher Trunek
  • Patent number: 8691472
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a reservoir assembly for use in a device, such as a fuel cell system, hydride storage system, hydrogen compressor system, heat pump system or air conditioner system. The assembly includes a first cellular component interconnected with at least a second cellular component in which the interconnected cellular components are arranged together to substantially fill an available device space, one or more end caps coupled to a portion of the first or the second cellular components, one or more external ports for adding or removing a fluid from the reservoir in which the external ports are positioned in one or more of the end caps or cellular components, and one or more internal ports in which each internal port fluidly connects the first interconnected cellular component to at least the second interconnected cellular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Joerg Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8678224
    Abstract: An insert for a receptacle intended to contain a concentrated product in solid or liquid form includes a main part (1) formed by a base (2) extended on the edge by a wall (3) perpendicular to the base, with an opening (4) formed in the base. A receptacle with such an insert is also provided. In order to enable emptying the receptacle entirely without leaving dead spaces in which the products to be solubilized may accumulate, the face of the base (2) intended to be in the receptacle after assembly is concave at the opening, so that the opening is at the bottom of a trough (6). This avoids corners in which the liquid would not circulate sufficiently, and prevents solid product from accumulating elsewhere than in the trough, so that it is always subjected to the flow of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay
  • Publication number: 20140034648
    Abstract: A portable cabinet for a first aid kit is configured with a matrix of compartments. Each of the compartments has an open box-like shape defined by four panels with a generally uniform depth. One panel has a projecting retainer at an intermediate position thereof. The first aid items are contained in substantially rectangular packages which each have an aperture. The packages are closely received in corresponding compartments so that the retainer in each compartment engages into the aperture to retain the package with the compartment. In one embodiment, the cabinet employs a back plate to facilitate mounting the cabinet to a wall. The inside of the cover is also configured to receive various first aid items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Michael E. Peterson, Man For Ma, Daniel P. Sterling
  • Publication number: 20140026521
    Abstract: A parts management system includes a compartment having a plurality of cup-shaped cells formed in the base of the compartment. Side walls of the compartment include notches formed therein. The parts management system further includes dividers that may be engaged with the notches to subdivide the parts management system into smaller subcompartments. In use, smaller parts, such as fasteners, are detached from an item to be disassembled and placed in the cup-shaped cells within particular subcompartments. The larger components associated with the fasteners are removed from the item to be disassembled and are also loaded into the subcompartments in proximity to their associated fasteners. The parts can be loaded into the parts management system in sequential order during disassembly of the item. The parts can then be unloaded from the parts management system in a reverse order during reassembly of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher C. Beal, Timothy C. Beal
  • Patent number: 8608015
    Abstract: A device capable of storing beverages is provided with a base and a lid. The base includes a central cavity capable of retaining beverage containers and a cooling component. The bottoms of beverage containers may rest in container-retaining pockets molded into the bottom of the base and the tops of beverage containers may rest in one or more pockets protruding from the lid. One advantage is that the beverage containers may come into direct contact with the cooling component located in the central cavity of the base of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Plastech, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy C. Wolf, Sarah E. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8596490
    Abstract: A tray in accordance with the present disclosure includes a floor and a side wall arranged to extend along a perimeter edge of the floor. The floor and the side wall cooperate to form a product-storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan P. Davidson, Gail S. Becke, Jeffrey C. Minnette
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    Patent number: 8573429
    Abstract: A retail display apparatus has a transparent inner cylinder with a top. An outer sleeve surrounds a portion of the transparent inner cylinder and has a top such that a first part of the top of the outer sleeve is a first distance from the top of the transparent inner cylinder and a second part of the top of the outer sleeve is a second distance from the top of the transparent inner cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura L. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20130284745
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a sealing sheet for use to close a container-defining sheet having a top surface comprising a given number of spaced apart cavities embossed therein, each of the cavities being upwardly opened and thus defining a container that is surrounded by a flange that is part of the top surface of the container-defining sheet. The sealing sheet basically comprises a top layer having a lower surface covered with a pressure sensitive adhesive glue, and a bottom layer having an upper surface detachably fixed to the lower surface of the top layer by means of the pressure sensitive adhesive glue, the bottom layer being peelable from the lower surface of the top layer to allow fixation of the sealing sheet onto the top surface of the container-defining sheet in order to close the containers defined in the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Michel Bouthiette
  • Patent number: 8561827
    Abstract: A storage vessel for storing a fluid substance, said storage vessel including a plurality of abutting individually sealed storage chambers, each chamber capable of withstanding super atmospheric pressure, with adjacent chambers forming at least one fluid passageway therebetween, characterized in that at least one said chamber includes an external peripheral seal configured to be relatively weaker than the remainder of said vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: H2Safe, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Anthony Goggin
  • Patent number: 8561828
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle (10) for pharmaceutical containers, wherein a plurality of containers are arranged in rows next to one another and behind one another, and each container is arranged in a tube-like receiver (15). According to the invention, the container is cylindrically shaped, and a stop element (16) is integrated in each receiver (15), said element limiting the axial movement of the container in the receiver (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Krauss, Steffen Humpfer, Klaus Ullherr, Werner Mayer
  • Patent number: 8545914
    Abstract: A carrier for food products such as muffins and cupcakes includes a pan and a cover. The pan including multiple pan wells that project from an upper surface thereof. At least some of the pan wells each includes an opening in respective bottom surfaces thereof. The cover includes multiple cover wells or supports projecting from a surface thereof, each corresponding to one of the pan wells. At least some of the cover wells each includes a support extending from a bottom surface thereof. The cover secures to and substantially covers the pan in a first configuration. The pan nests on the cover in a second configuration such that the supports project through a respective one of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Focus Products Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Mastroianni
  • Publication number: 20130206772
    Abstract: The invention is a refill device for a cylindrical type of multi-dosing detergent delivery device wherein, said refill device comprises a plurality of detergent carrying chambers (210) sharing a common backing substrate (230). In prior refill devices, the device is provided to consumers in a fully rolled condition ready to be deployed into the detergent delivery device. However, in the present invention the refill is supplied in flat format with locking features which enable the end consumer to easily perform a rolling operation prior to use. The advantage to this arrangement comes in the lowering of manufacturing costs, packaging, storage and transportation costs that come with a less complicated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Axel Halbherr, Rainer Link
  • Patent number: 8499956
    Abstract: A collapsible container assembly comprising a folding container having at least four walls, with the at least four walls being pivotable relative to each other to allow the folding container to collapse in a parallelogram motion, and an inside cellular structure connected to the at least four walls. The cellular structure comprises a plurality of interconnected panels forming a plurality of cells, with the panels being formed of soft, deformable material. The folding container can be folded with the inside cellular structure therein such that the collapsible container assembly will be substantially flat when the folding container is moved to a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: ITB Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Colton Westrate, Calvin Kortman, Jim Piesko
  • Patent number: 8499961
    Abstract: An egg caddy system for holding eggs in an immobilized position featuring a base with a plurality of egg protrusions disposed in the top surface. The egg protrusions may be arranged in a linear fashion or in parallel sections or groups. A flange extends downwardly and perpendicularly from the bottom surface of the base and forms a T-shaped cross-section. The flange can be inserted between two surfaces such as countertops, sinks, and stoves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Melvin Goldenberg, Judy Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 8499955
    Abstract: An apparatus for at least one of the transport, storage, and display of one or more items of at least one of apparel and accessories is provided. The apparatus includes at least one crib defined by a bottom plate, a back plate, and first and second side plates, each of the at least one crib for having disposed therein one or more items of at least one of apparel and accessories. The at least one crib includes the bottom plate that is one of square and rectangular in shape, the back plate that is one of square and rectangular in shape, and the first and second side plates that have the same shape and that are facing each other. Each of the back plate and first and second side plates are perpendicular to the bottom plate. One edge of each of the back plate and first and second side plates is coupled to a respective one edge of the bottom plate. One edge of each of first and second side plates is coupled to a respective one edge of the back plat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Kristin Marie Raffone Vazquez, Robert Gooch, Douglas D. Stout
  • Patent number: 8469222
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a main body portion for holding cake(s) and/or cupcake(s). The main body portion includes a plurality of recesses configured to retain a baked good therein. Various portions of the main body along with the cake(s) and/or cupcake(s), can be designed, colored, and decorated so as to collectively portray a desired theme for the cake and/or cupcake display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Decopac, Inc.
    Inventors: David Stavitzski, Carol Decker, Elizabeth Glover
  • Patent number: 8459488
    Abstract: An organizer is provided. In one form, the organizer includes a storage container and at least one divider. The storage container has at least one outer wall and an opening defining an interior space. The at least one divider is sized to fit within the interior space. The at least one divider has a peripheral wall defining a storage space. An upper portion of the peripheral wall defines a divider opening. The at least one divider further includes at least one handle located adjacent the divider opening and extending inwardly towards the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Stack-On Products Company
    Inventors: Donald Pannier, II, Shelley Nehrt
  • Patent number: 8460504
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a non-disassembling partition assembly comprises providing a partition matrix made up of intersecting first and second slotted partitions. The partitions may be made by folding over a partition blank and securing a foam portion of the folded partition blank to itself. The foam may be heated before being cooled under pressure to secure opposed plies of the partition together. The partition assembly is held together by a floor parent welded to the intersecting partitions. The floor has a lower outer skin and a foam layer to which the partitions are parent welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Calvin D. Nyeboer, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Patent number: 8448793
    Abstract: A framed jewelry wall organizer for storing and displaying jewelry is disclosed. This organizer is encased in a decorative frame. The central opening of the frame holds a fabricated clear, hard, plastic sheet with clear, hard, open top, rounded plastic cups on the front side of the sheet. Vacuum forming or injection molding creates this clear plastic sheet with clear cups and makes it one plastic unit. This clear plastic unit is then placed in the frame. A mat or mirror is then sandwiched behind the clear plastic sheet to add design. The mat or mirror can be clearly seen behind the transparent plastic sheet. Finally, a cardboard backing fits behind the mat or mirror and picture frame points are inserted to hold all of the components in the frame. The framed unit will be hung on a wall with picture frame hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donna Ann Barron
  • Publication number: 20130098916
    Abstract: A container with an alignment feature and a carry tray disclosed. The container has an upper edge and a lower edge and a rim at the upper edge of the container, a bottom collar including a container base at the lower edge of body, and a container alignment feature with a central hub and two or more arms extending outwardly with a decreasing cross sectional area. An optional drainage cross in the container base and one or more tag insertion locators may also be included. Generally, the container alignment feature includes two arms and the central hub has a height greater than the arm height and an arm width that decreases as each arm approaches the periphery of the container. Also included is a carry tray with pockets including a rear wall, a base, a base alignment feature having a central hub and arms extending outwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: MYERS INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Beck Charles, Pettigrew Douglas
  • Patent number: 8424489
    Abstract: The device comprises a first food-receiving portion provided within an upper side of a main body The first portion comprises independent first food compartments disposed in axisymmetrical positions with reference to a central vertical axis A first cover having at least one access aperture is positioned over the first portion and is supported for free rotation upon actuation by the animal being fed Independent second food-receiving portions, each comprising two second food compartments separated from one another by a transversal wall, are provided adjacent to the first portion Each second portion has a corresponding second cover that is in sliding engagement therewith and freely movable upon actuation by the animal being fed The combination of rotating and sliding covers create stimulating challenges for the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Kathleen Desrosiers