Vertical Partition Received In Groove Or Notch In The Container Patents (Class 220/532)
  • Patent number: 10286142
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a packaging member defining a first compartment, a second compartment, and a third compartment that are in gaseous communication theretogether is disclosed. The first compartment is structured to receive a syringe barrel therein, the second compartment is structured to receive a plunger rod therein, and the third compartment is structured to receive an oxygen absorber therein. With the packaging member enclosing the syringe barrel, the plunger rod, and the oxygen absorber, the oxygen absorber is adapted to draw oxygen from within the syringe barrel and to absorb oxygen contained within at least one of the first compartment, the second compartment, and the third compartment of the packaging member. The syringe packaging system of the present disclosure also allows for reduced storage space of a syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Hemanth Amarchinta, Jennifer Vo, Richard Giddes, Christopher Hilliard, Yusuf O. Oni, Gerald Bonczynski
  • Patent number: 10029822
    Abstract: A longitudinally segregated vessel segregates items into longitudinal compartments, and allows rotational manipulation of the items. A bottom wall and the continuous sidewall form a cavity to receive the items. A longitudinal divider is removably placeable in the cavity of the cylindrical container. The longitudinal divider includes a central axis having a top end and a bottom end. The top end includes a disc that serves as a grip to rotate or axially displace the longitudinal divider in the container. The longitudinal divider includes a plurality of partitions that extend radially outward of the central axis to segregate the items in the container into longitudinal compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Christina Kinney, Kyle McKay
  • Patent number: 9656016
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a packaging member defining a first compartment, a second compartment, and a third compartment that are in gaseous communication theretogether is disclosed. The first compartment is structured to receive a syringe barrel therein, the second compartment is structured to receive a plunger rod therein, and the third compartment is structured to receive an oxygen absorber therein. With the packaging member enclosing the syringe barrel, the plunger rod, and the oxygen absorber, the oxygen absorber is adapted to draw oxygen from within the syringe barrel and to absorb oxygen contained within at least one of the first compartment, the second compartment, and the third compartment of the packaging member. The syringe packaging system of the present disclosure also allows for reduced storage space of a syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Beckton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Hemanth Amarchinta, Jennifer Vo, Richard Giddes, Christopher Hilliard, Yusuf O. Oni, Gerald Bonczynski
  • Patent number: 9473191
    Abstract: A portable handheld container for storing personal items that includes a portable handheld cylindrical sidewall with a first end defining a first opening, a second opposing end defining a second opening, and an inner surface defining a tubular-shaped storage area separating the first end and the second end of the cylindrical sidewall, the container having a first cover portion coupled to the first end so as to enclose the first opening into the tubular-shaped storage area and a second cover portion selectively removably coupled to the second end so as to enclose the second opening into the tubular-shaped storage area, wherein at least one of the first and second cover portions define a plurality of sound propagation apertures and has an inner surface defining a cell-phone track sized and shaped to retain and orient a mobile phone in a longitudinal direction of the cylinder shaped-sidewall within the tubular-shaped storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Lee Raymond
  • Patent number: 9382040
    Abstract: The invention provides a packaging device for liquid crystal panel, including: first main body, further including bottom, and a plurality of side walls connected to sides of bottom, wherein side wall forming an opening; second main body, further including bottom and a plurality of side walls connected to sides of bottom, wherein side walls forming an opening; wherein opening of second main body slightly smaller than opening of first main body, and facing towards opening of first main body; second main body able to move adjustably into first main body; bottom and side walls of first and second main bodies forming loading space for loading liquid crystal panel. The packaging device can be expanded when in use for loading large-sized panels, and size of packaging device can be reduced when idled or recycled to enhance efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chong Huang
  • Patent number: 9272833
    Abstract: Packages (10) for storing, displaying and housing consumable products (18) without loss of product quality and methods of using same are provided. The packages (10) may be shallow enough to promote self-feeding while still allowing for upright display of the package (10). In a general embodiment, the packages (10) of the present disclosure include specific shapes, sizes and/or depths that provide complete coverage of consumable products (18) with sauces, preservatives, juices etc. (20) while still providing functional advantages to a consumer and/or user of such packages (10) who is learning to self-feed. In addition, the consumer product packages (10) having specific shapes, sizes and/or depths also provides for marketing and aesthetic advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Kimberly Ann Wilmers, Simon Alexander Hutschenreuter
  • Patent number: 8844718
    Abstract: A bottle packaging for shipment includes a bottom tray, and a top tray made of molded pulp fiber, such as newspaper pulp, and a cardboard partition support structure disposed between the trays. Cavities formed in the bottom and top trays are arranged to engage both ends of a bottle and include crushable elements that can axially engage each bottle. The support partition may be made of corrugated cardboard material and be arranged such that the cardboard flutes provide support for loads imparted to the sides of the carton when the carton is laying on its side. The partition forms a void surrounding each bottle in the area of its labels. In this way, structural support and cushioning can be provided to the packaged bottles from all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: William E. Hall
  • Patent number: 8727172
    Abstract: A container comprises a receptacle defining a space where the receptacle comprises a wall having a draft. A divider is mounted to the receptacle such that the divider rotates between a first position and a second position such that when the divider is in the first position the space defines a single space and when the divider is in the second position the divider defines two spaces. In another embodiment a divider is mounted to the receptacle such that the divider translates between a first position and a second position such that when the divider is in the first position the space defines a single space and when the divider is in the second position the divider defines two spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Roderick Burgess, Liam Timothy Driscoll, Timothy Aaron Emig, Thomas E. Hanna, Natalia V. Johnson, Lauren Briana Mazzio, Britton Mockridge, Tim Pierzynski, Robert John Warner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8684219
    Abstract: A tank for holding liquid having internal partitions. The partitions have enlarged bottom ends fillable with liquid and restable on the bottom wall of the tank to limit sideways movement of the partitions. The partitions are mounted to the tank only above the liquid within the tank by a channel that loosely receives the top ends of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Advantage Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wolfe, Andrew J. Sander
  • Patent number: 8657142
    Abstract: A tank for holding liquid having internal partitions. The partitions have enlarged bottom ends fillable with liquid and restable on the bottom wall of the tank to limit sideways movement of the partitions. The partitions are mounted to the tank only above the liquid within the tank by a channel that loosely receives the top ends of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advantage Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wolfe, Andrew J. Sander
  • Patent number: 8544673
    Abstract: A dual bin waste receptacle is disclosed having a bin assembly comprised of a pair of bins sharing a single divider between them. The bins are waterproof and leak proof. The tops of each respective bin has a continuous rim that a trash liner may be folded over. A complementary dual lid assembly is also provided that snaps onto the bin assembly thereby pinching both of the trash liners. The lid assembly is hinged in the middle, essentially over the divider that allows access to and trash liner removal from each side independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Sandra Polk
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8485384
    Abstract: A refrigerator with a refrigerated goods container on its back accommodates a vertical partition, which is connected via at least one holder in the vicinity of its upper edge and with the refrigerated goods container. At least one receiving portion is molded in the refrigerated goods container, in which the at least one holder of the partition can be hooked in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Gottschling, Erich Harsch
  • Patent number: 8454262
    Abstract: A two-piece connector for connecting two pieces of corrugated material. A first connector piece configured to connect to a first piece of corrugated material includes a flange connected to a first connecting mechanism. A second connector piece configured to connect to a second piece of corrugated material includes a second connecting mechanism configured to cooperate with the first connecting mechanism of the first connector piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Norman
  • Publication number: 20130119066
    Abstract: A foldable carton blank, and erected carton are provided which include vertical and/or horizontal dividers. The dividers are removably attached to the foldable carton blank. A method of erecting a carton from such a blank is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: David Matthew HANNA
  • Patent number: 8434620
    Abstract: A bottle packaging for shipment includes a bottom tray, and a top tray made of molded pulp fiber, such as newspaper pulp, and a cardboard partition support structure disposed between the trays. Cavities formed in the bottom and top trays are arranged to engage both ends of a bottle and include crushable elements that can axially engage each bottle. The support partition may be made of corrugated cardboard material and be arranged such that the cardboard flutes provide support for loads imparted to the sides of the carton when the carton is laying on its side. The partition forms a void surrounding each bottle in the area of its labels. In this way, structural support and cushioning can be provided to the packaged bottles from all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Grafcor Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Hall
  • Publication number: 20130105489
    Abstract: A container comprises a receptacle defining a space where the receptacle comprises a wall having a draft. A divider is mounted to the receptacle such that the divider rotates between a first position and a second position such that when the divider is in the first position the space defines a single space and when the divider is in the second position the divider defines two spaces. In another embodiment a divider is mounted to the receptacle such that the divider translates between a first position and a second position such that when the divider is in the first position the space defines a single space and when the divider is in the second position the divider defines two spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Rubbermaid Incorporated
  • Patent number: 8302997
    Abstract: A system for integrating and embedding a fuel storage tank in the roof of an automotive vehicle is provided. The automotive vehicle may include a roof assembly having inner roof panels and outer roof panels. The roof panels may define a cavity that protrudes into the passenger compartment below the roof line of the automotive vehicle. A pressurized fuel tank may be disposed within the cavity of the roof assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Jon Veenstra
  • Patent number: 8181785
    Abstract: A first bowl and a second bowl are provided. Each bowl has end walls, side walls and a bottom wall. In this manner a chamber is formed within the bowl. A plurality of sets of reception slots is provided. Each set includes inner and outer slots on the side walls. A plurality of divider panels is selectively positioned in the sets of slots. The panels have angled side edges. The divider panels when inserted into the sets of slots divide the chamber into equal sized segments. First and second lids are adapted to selectively cover and uncover the containers. A retainer ring has end walls, side walls and a bottom wall. In this manner a space is formed within the retainer ring. The length, the width and the depth are of a size to accept the first and the second bowls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Dezbah Zeven, Tiffany Jessee-Wylie
  • Patent number: 8181812
    Abstract: A bucket having three or more sections for separating wash liquid. Dividers create the sections and are placed in an up position when filling the bucket so that the water will flow throughout the entire bucket. The dividers can then slide back down to create the separated sections of clean liquid. The dividers can be connected to each other by means of horizontal bars attached on the top of the dividers which run along the sides of the bucket along the inside. Lifting the horizontal bar up will lift all of the attached dividers up simultaneously. The horizontal bars can be provided in two sections that can be connected to each other. When the two sections are disconnected, when one lifts one bar section, only the attached dividers will lift up simultaneously, while the other bar section and its attached divider will remain in its down position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Joel Christenson
  • Patent number: 8056754
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiment provides a beverage container holder for a vehicle that utilizes a bin-like member having a floor and generally vertical walls defining a compartment with an opening at its top. A partition member extends across the opening of the bin-like member to divide the compartment into two parts, wherein the partition member is manually adjustable to a plurality of locations within the bin-like member to provide for the retention of beverage containers of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Automotive Components Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Stoner
  • Patent number: 8016149
    Abstract: A communications box for use beneath the surface of a track or artificial turf in an athletic field. The communications box has includes a base two major sides, and two minor sides. A partition is located between the major sides and generally parallel to the minor sides. The partition is secured to partition brackets. A cover bracket is located below the top edge of the major sides. Stud nuts are affixed to the outside of the major sides and minor sides. Stud bolts which engage the stud nuts retain the cover bracket and the partition bracket in place. Bolt holes for the stud bolts in the cover bracket are in pairs to permit the partition and the cover bracket to be raised and lowered for use with a turf cover under artificial turf and with a track cover under a track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Burt Goulet
  • Patent number: 8002138
    Abstract: An item receiving apparatus that, in various embodiments, comprises: (1) a housing defining an interior storage area and an opening through which at least one item may be received for storage within the interior storage area; (2) an item support surface disposed adjacent the interior storage area for supporting one or more items as the items are stored within the interior storage area; (3) an item repositioning assembly disposed between the opening and the item support surface. The item receiving apparatus may be adapted to move the item repositioning assembly from a first orientation to a second orientation in response to the occurrence of a pre-determined event. The item repositioning assembly may be adapted to push one or more items within the storage area laterally away from at least a portion of the item repositioning assembly as the item repositioning assembly is moved from the first orientation to the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Product Achievements, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Fitzgerald, Kyle A. Joiner, Joel H. Eisler, James W. Dotson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7997438
    Abstract: An elongated container tapered inward and rounded on both ends. The recessed interior is segmented by five recessed slots, spaced at three inch intervals. The anti-shifting bar and lock notches creates' the locking system when the buffet server is place in support stand, there by stopping the buffet server from shifting front to back or sliding side to side while cradle in the support stand. The insertable-removable dividers, containers and sectional lids provides for a variety of set up weather mixing or matching keeping your liquid and solids separated if need be. The tabs and sockets, along with push button mechanism allows the buffet server to be taken apart and easily put together again for usage, storage or ease of shipping and handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Rosa Edmunds Kelly
  • Patent number: 7984820
    Abstract: A container with removable dividers. The container includes a bottom wall, four side walls, one pair of opposed side walls comprising pairs of channels formed thereon, and a plurality of removable dividers receivable in pairs of channels. The dividers include a notch formed at a top of a body portion to enable easy placement and removal of the dividers in the container having a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Custom Leathercraft Manuf. Co, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Dancyger
  • Patent number: 7946445
    Abstract: A two-reservoir bucket comprised of conjoint reservoirs with sidewalls intersecting to form a narrow channel between the two reservoirs and an integral or removable divider with passageway(s) positioned in the channel to divide the reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Frank A. Tytar
  • Patent number: 7735677
    Abstract: Drywall Tools Storage and Transportation Container consists of a container having an outer main box with a lid, snaps for sealing the lid, a series of grommets on the top of the lid, molded handles on the top and bottom of the outer main box, wheels on the bottom of the main box, dividers placed within grooves in the interior of the main box, a water release valve on the bottom of the main box, a grate covering the floor of the main box, brackets in the interior, bottom of the main box, and at least one peg in the interior, bottom of the main box for holding a main pump. The invention allows a drywalling specialist to place his tools within the container for transport and storage when the tools are not in use. While working at a jobsite, certain tools can be placed within the grommets on the lid for ease of use. When the user has completed the job, he can simply place the tools within the container or on the brackets and dividers in the interior of the container and fill it with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Rick L. Harris
  • Patent number: 7721362
    Abstract: A sink according to the present invention includes a sink basin having a bottom surface and a top surface with at least one side wall extending therebetween. The sink includes a divider that may be inserted into or removed from an interior area of the sink for selectively dividing the basin into multiple smaller compartments. An electromagnet is positioned beneath the bottom surface of the sink and is attracted to a ferrous material on the bottom of the divider for holding the divider securely when actuated. Channels defined by the sink side wall and other sealing components establish a watertight seal between compartments when the electromagnet is actuated. The electromagnet may be connected to the residential power source and may be activated by a user or, automatically, by a sensor. When the divider is removed, the larger single basin may be used for washing larger items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Martin, Jill Martin
  • Publication number: 20100108684
    Abstract: An article holding device, for an elevated work platform having a railing configured by a plurality of horizontal bars, includes a body member and at least one bracing member. The body member is adapted to be disposed on the railing and the at least one bracing member is capable of supporting the body member on the elevated work platform. The body member includes a first compartment, a second compartment and a channel unit disposed therebetween. The first compartment and the second compartment include a plurality of adjustable sections configured therein. The first compartment, the second compartment and the channel unit are capable of receiving articles therein. The at least one bracing member is capable of being adjustably positioned between at least two horizontal bars of the plurality of horizontal bars of the railing for supporting the body member on the elevated work platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: William Karl Talbott
  • Patent number: 7654408
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a container that has a base and a pair of side walls extending upwardly therefrom, the side walls having a concave portion and a plurality of apertures. Partitions are positioned between the side walls, each having tabs at each end which extend through the side wall apertures. Locking strips extend through the slots in the tabs of the partitions and are positioned in the concave portions of the container side walls. In an alternative embodiment, each locking strip has a locking member to prevent movement of the locking strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Donald Bazany
  • Patent number: 7637154
    Abstract: A cutting board is fitted with a removable cup, preferably adjustable, which is positioned so as to receive cut food particles swept off the board into the cup. A barrier is provided on the board surface to prevent spillage of food which misses the cup. The cup is semi-cylindrical and fits into a recess in the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: FoxRun USA, LLC
    Inventor: Rodney W. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20090057305
    Abstract: A modular utility cargo tray is provided comprising a floor and a wall extending from the floor, the wall and the floor enabled for storage of items placed therein. The wall comprises at least a first pair of divider receiving members, oppositely disposed along the wall. The at least a first pair of divider receiving members comprises: a first level portion enabled to receive a divider generally disposed along the floor; and a second level portion enabled to receive and support a divider generally distal from the floor without interference from a divider received in the first level portion. the modular utility cargo tray is insertable into the cargo area of a vehicle, or converted to a cargo roof box by mating it with a second utility cargo tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Serge Moreau
  • Patent number: 7481328
    Abstract: An organizer is adapted to store and manage various items in a vehicle. The organizer includes a pair of spaced-apart sidewalls interconnected by a bottom panel with each sidewall having a front face and a rear face. One of the sidewalls is adapted to be oriented towards the driver of the vehicle having an internal support shelf extending inwardly from the one sidewall, and an external support shelf projecting outwardly from the one sidewall. A series of vertically disposed, spaced-apart parallel panels extend completely between the sidewalls at various locations between the front faces and the rear faces of the sidewalls for defining a series of adjacently disposed, open-topped storage compartments for holding the various items in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventors: Larry Van De Wege, I, Pamela Van De Wege
  • Publication number: 20090014451
    Abstract: A vessel system comprising a vessel. The vessel system further comprises at least one internal wall located within the vessel. The vessel system further comprises at least one inflatable seal allowing to create a seal between an outer periphery of the internal wall and an internal cavity wall of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian Pays, Christophe Corailler
  • Patent number: 7464829
    Abstract: A divider assembly is adapted for installation in a waste container which includes a divider member and at least one retention member. The divider member is axially receivable within the waste container and includes an upper surface which defines a plane, and a pair of opposed upper side portions. The retention member is attachable the waste container and cooperates with a corresponding one of the pair of opposed upper side portions of the divider member in order to secure the divider member within the waste container. In operation, the retention member is disposed below the plane of the upper surface of the divider member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Gerald R. Koefelda, Gabriel A. Guerra
  • Publication number: 20080128428
    Abstract: In one aspect, a storage device including a container has a first side wall, a second side wall, a bottom wall, and an indentation. The first and second side walls each have a pair of guide members forming a guide track. The storage device further includes a divider having a first end, a second end, a wall extending along a plane between the first and second ends, and a bump. The first and second ends each have a flange extending substantially perpendicular to the wall of the divider sized so as to fit within a corresponding one of the guide tracks. The divider is removeably insertable within the container such that the bump of the divider extends into the indentation of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen M. Beckerman
  • Publication number: 20070284376
    Abstract: A container with removable dividers. The container includes a bottom wall, four side walls, one pair of opposed side walls comprising pairs of channels formed thereon, and a plurality of removable dividers receivable in pairs of channels. The dividers include a notch formed at a top of a body portion to enable easy placement and removal of the dividers in the container having a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Dancyger
  • Patent number: 7237688
    Abstract: A storage container having a unique hinge arrangement is provided. The container includes a cover and base portion having hinge portions extending therefrom. The hinge portions are molded from a die configuration that creates adjacent cavities formed vertically and laterally. The hinge portions are arranged such that the cover and base interfit to reveal a continuous passage. A pin is inserted through the continuous passage completing a workable hinge. The storage container includes internal lateral wall sections on the cover and base having tabs extending therefrom. The tabs are configured to accept removable spacers. The spacers include side walls that are contoured such that an object may be easily removed without becoming caught in an angled corner. Transparent lids are releasably latched to the inside of the cover and base. The latches for the lids are located in a position that requires each lid to be locked prior to closing the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Pangerc, Gregory Scott Snider
  • Patent number: 7228966
    Abstract: A carrying case for transporting personal hygiene products includes at least one chamber having a pivotal door and including a first section having at least one divider for adjusting a length of the section. The door includes a first portion formed from opaque material and a second portion formed from transparent material and the chamber includes a second section oppositely spaced from the first section. In an alternate embodiment, the present invention includes a compartment for lip liners. In another embodiment, the present invention includes a lid formed from reflective material for assisting a user to in applying makeup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Darlene Turner
  • Patent number: 7210597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a box-like container for flat mailings in the upright position, comprising a stack support, which may be removed from the container open at the top, a base, two narrow front face walls and two lateral longitudinal walls. The mailings are arranged with the largest sides thereof facing the front face walls. The inner sides of the lateral longitudinal walls comprise straight long recesses, open to above, arranged at regular intervals perpendicular to the base, which are wider in the longitudinal direction of the lateral longitudinal walls than the slot like openings thereof to the container interior. The stack supports have formed elements at both lateral ends thereof which may only be slid into place in the long recesses perpendicular to the base with a positive fit connection through the slot like opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Peter Enenkel, Markus Osswald
  • Patent number: 7083064
    Abstract: A bucket having a detachable dividing wall slidable or movable in side and bottom wall grooves with cam levers located on the wall at the bucket rim for detaching the dividing wall from the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Filmop S.R.L.
    Inventor: Bruno Zorzo
  • Patent number: 7057884
    Abstract: An instrument enclosure apparatus has a housing with a sidewall and a pair of retaining posts disposed within the housing and adjacent the sidewall, the retaining posts in combination with the sidewall defining a pair of opposing channels for slidably receiving a complementarily shaped insert part. Vents may be disposed along the sidewall of the housing, and the insert part assists in providing adaptable air flow management design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Davidson, David Ravie
  • Patent number: 6824029
    Abstract: A storage bin for use in extended cab pickup trucks having a rear seating area. The storage bin is an opened topped rectangular box, with a removable divider that is specifically designed to fit in the space beneath the rear seat the extended cab pickup truck. The use of the storage bin allows the owner of the extended cab pickup truck to store valuable items, such as electronics gear or guns in a secure manner that is out of sight from individuals on the outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventors: Dennis Tuel, Jr., Danny Lee Ouren
  • Publication number: 20030160052
    Abstract: A table top or wall mountable organizing station for mail or other documents and related items is disclosed in the present invention. The organizer is centered around an open fronted box having a plurality of adjustable, vertical dividers which typically define 31 slots for organizing documents, such as bill, by due date or other sorting criteria. Drawers below and above the sorting slots, and a tray between the upper drawers, provide storage for unsorted mail, including magazines and similar sized documents, as well as related items, such as scissors, paper clips, postage, and the like. An ancillary sorting and storage tray which may be placed atop the upper drawers provide vertical sorting/storage slots for additional mail/documents, and open topped storage boxes allow additional storage for small related items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Azanaw Mulaw
  • Patent number: 6558159
    Abstract: A container (10) for holding parts during a heat treating process. The container includes a bottom plate (14), end walls (20 and 22), sidewalls (30 and 32) and dividers (40, 42 and 44) which are connected together using a tab and slot construction to form an egg crate structure. The construction of the container reduces the effects of the heat treating process on the container. The guide cradle (58) in the compartment (12) of the container supports the cylinder head in the compartment and reduces the movement of the cylinder head during the heat treating process. The positioners (60) on the top portion (58A) of the guide cradle guides the cylinder head into the guide cradle and into the compartment. The bottom portion (58B) of the guide cradle supports the cylinder head above the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Demmer Corporation
    Inventors: Lin P. Bollwahn, Douglas A. Jackson, James W. Angell
  • Patent number: 6494468
    Abstract: A storage device for sports equipment having two containers which mount in a wagon and one of the containers has an adjustable cargo area and another of the containers has racks for holding baseballs and bats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Jerry Inge
  • Patent number: 6279195
    Abstract: An ergonomically friendly mop bucket with wringer and method of wringing mops and conserving mop fluids including a foot operated wringer, a filter, wheel brakes and assistive drain and dumping arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Blyth S. Biggs
  • Patent number: 6216869
    Abstract: A flash card management apparatus has a progression of compartments that govern or direct which cards are reviewed at a given drill session. When the progression is ordered by card capacities, a given card will come up for review possibly at each drill session for the first few sessions, and then come up for review with ever decreasing frequency thereafter. The use of the management apparatus will assure that each card will be not only periodically reviewed, but also reviewed a fixed number of times before it is put on the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Li Feng Zhang
  • Patent number: 6213335
    Abstract: A stackable container with internal divider includes a container body having a tapered sidewall and base panel is particularly suitable for use with crushed ice drinks. First and second divider panels are movable between a stacking mode and a use mode. In the stacking mode, the first and second divider panels are substantially parallel, and are bent to conform to the inside surface of the sidewall of the container body. In the stacking mode, the container bodies may stacked in a nested manner, in which the inside surface of a lower cup contacts the outside surface of an upper cup, and the first and second divider panels of the lower cup are carried in the stacking mode configuration between the two cups. In the use mode, the first and second divider panels are oriented substantially perpendicularly to each other. In the use mode, four quarter cavities are defined within the cavity defined within the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: Patrick Thomas Wilson
  • Patent number: 5806670
    Abstract: A pocket size portable pill box with dual rounded bottom compartments with said compartments subdivideable by the user and with said compartments closed by snap action of a lid to form individual small compartments; said pill box further equipped with a removable filling means and means to changeably label the desired contents of each compartment. Some embodiments of the invention further having a make-up kit, a computer, or an audible alarm mounted on one surface of the boxlike unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventors: Thomas A. Harlan, Joseph F. Long