Plural Partition-receiving Grooves Or Notches Patents (Class 220/533)
  • Patent number: 10065793
    Abstract: A packaging structure and a packing method for a display panel are provided, the display panel includes a display panel body (201) and a circuit board (202), and the packaging structure of the display panel includes: a box body (301) including an inner chamber and an opening at an upper surface of the box body (301); and at least one support division plate (302) provided in the inner chamber of the box body. The support division plate (302) is configured to be perpendicular to the upper surface of the box body (301) and to divide the inner chamber of the box body (301) into a plurality of vertical placement spaces, so that each of the placement spaces is configured for the display panel (20) to be vertically placed therein with a display surface of the display panel body (201) placed in the placement space being perpendicular to the upper surface (w) of the box body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junjie Guo, Sangjig Lee, Dan Wang, Seung Min Lee, Hongyu Zhao, Yutao Hao
  • Patent number: 10010034
    Abstract: A configurable hydroponic cultivation device includes a tank. The tank includes at least one separation bar and at least one removable dam member. The at least one separation bar is disposed on a bottom side of the tank and is configured to separate the tank into a plurality of trough regions. The at least one removable dam member is configured to be removably mounted in the tank to thereby block the culture solution from flowing therethrough. The at least one separation bar and the at least one removable dam member are configured to allow a configurable passageway for the culture solution flowing in the tank. Due to its modular features, the configurable hydroponic cultivation unit can be stacked one another to form a multi-level hydroponic cultivation system, which achieves a vertical recycling of the culture solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIAN SANAN SINO-SCIENCE PHOTOBIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuo Zhan, Zhiyin Li, Zhen Lu, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 9854793
    Abstract: I disclose here a system of interchangeable surfcasting bags and surfcasting equipment storage units. A variety of storage units are selectively secured to a base bag, waist belt or shoulder strap by a standardized tandem locking means. An upper lock is engaged with a simple twist of even a wet, gloved hand. A lower, secondary, lower lock latches in place and ensures the storage unit remains attached to its base in the harshest conditions. Storage units have male twisting locks and latches. Base bags, waist belts or shoulder straps have corresponding female twisting locks and latches. A distancing tool template is provided to ensure consistent and standard distance between upper and lower lock and latch components on all system pieces at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Frederic James Hawley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9449529
    Abstract: An educational dinnerware device has an interior surface connected to a rim. The interior surface has at least one interior side wall and a bottom surface defining a food area. An exterior surface of the educational dinnerware device is connected to and extends away from the rim and has at least one exterior side wall and an exterior bottom surface. Formed in the exterior bottom surface is a card loading cavity with an exterior viewing surface forming a wall of the card loading cavity. A viewing card having two opposite viewing surfaces and an edge is placed in the card viewing cavity and allows one of the surfaces of the viewing card to be viewed through the exterior viewing surface, which can be viewed through the interior viewing surface of the educational dinnerware device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BJTCB, INC.
    Inventors: Billy J. Brown, Lina C. Brown
  • Patent number: 9410733
    Abstract: An inner volume adjustment assembly using a sliding panel to adjust volumes of a refrigerating space and a freezing space of a refrigerator. The sliding panel divides a storage space into the refrigerating space and the freezing space which are respectively coupled to a refrigerating chamber and a freezer of the refrigerator. The sliding panel slides on a rail through a coupling shaft. The temperatures in refrigerating space and the freezing space can be controlled based on a detected position of the sliding panel in the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: DONGBU DAEWOO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyo Su Kim
  • Patent number: 9382037
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposed sides, linear and non-linear tracks, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side may be non-linear in the shape of a “C” or “U” or “J”. One type of dunnage support comprises end members and a tubular middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage, such as pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger, Justin V. Fazio
  • Patent number: 9314143
    Abstract: A cleaning system is provided that includes a bucket having a channel defined therein and a divider. The divider has a main body and a pair of sealing walls that extend from a periphery of the main body in such a manner that the sealing walls are separated from one another. Each of the sealing walls is configured to resiliently flex inwardly toward one another when the divider is in the channel to form a seal against the channel and divide the bucket into first and second reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Unger Marketing International, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Leon Bensussan, Joesph K. Patterson, QinXue Zhou
  • Patent number: 9184695
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a terminal box for a solar cell module in which a positive terminal and a negative terminal are electrically isolated from each other, an occurrence of a short circuit is reduced, and reliability is enhanced, and a solar cell module including the same. In order to achieve this object, a terminal box for a solar cell module contains terminals configured to derive an output from a solar cell panel to the outside, and includes a container and a lid body covering an aperture of the container. The container includes a first region in which a first terminal configured to connect a first output conductor of the solar cell panel is disposed, a second region in which a second terminal configured to connect a second output conductor of the solar cell panel is disposed, and a partitioning portion provided so as to partition the first region and the second region and including a groove on an aperture surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Yamashita, Kouki Uchida
  • Patent number: 9182168
    Abstract: A system for dividing a container into compartments has a divider that divides the container into compartments. The system also has a first support device configured to removably receive and support the divider in a first orientation that forms laterally adjacent compartments and a second support device configured to removably receive and support the divider in a second orientation that forms vertically adjacent compartments. The divider is received by either the first or second support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco Hernandez, Laura Ringemann
  • Patent number: 9051083
    Abstract: An adjustable storage bucket device permits customizing storage space to facilitate storing multiple types of items in a single container. The device includes a container having a bottom wall and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from a perimeter edge of the bottom wall, a top edge of the perimeter wall defining an opening into an interior space of the container. A plurality of vertical rails is coupled to an interior face of the perimeter wall wherein the vertical rails are positioned in the interior space. A lateral panel is selectively positionable in the interior space. Opposite sides of the lateral panel are positioned between a selectable opposed pair of the vertical rails wherein the lateral panel is supported in an upright position in the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dianne R. Davis, Reina D. Webb
  • Publication number: 20150090721
    Abstract: A storage apparatus having a plurality of panels that can be placed into corresponding grooves forming a plurality of compartments having an enclosed interior volume and an open upper in which items, such as potato chip bags, can be stored therein. The interior panels may further comprise centrally located cutout holes in which an elastic cord can be inserted therethrough, which is connected to a pair of closure clips that are used to ensure the user has access to a closure clip when securing closed opened potato chips bags within the compartments. The storage apparatus is detachable, wherein each of the plurality of panels can be disconnected from one another and placed in a mesh bag for storage thereof. The plurality of panels can connect to one another via a sliding channel groove mechanism and/or a stopped dove tail or through dove tail channel groove mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Donna M Kilgore, Samuel A. Kilgore, William L. Woodruff
  • Publication number: 20150069066
    Abstract: Provided is a basket for a refrigerator. The basket for a refrigerator, which defines a receiving space for a food includes a partition member disposed in the basket to partition an inner space of the basket, a pair of guide slots respectivley defined in both side surfaces of the basket and opened along a moving direction of the partition member, the pair of guide slots guiding movement of the partition member, and a guide member disposed outside the basket, the guide member being coupled to the partition member through the guide slots. The partition member partitioning the inside of the basket may smoothly move to improve manipulation feeling and convenience in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Daejin CHOI, Bonggun JUNG, Tackwon HAN
  • Patent number: 8950113
    Abstract: A potted tree support assembly includes a housing with a bottom wall and a perimeter wall. A plurality of interlocking slats is positionable in the housing to define a plurality of compartments each configured for receiving a base of a tree therein. A plurality of slots extends into an inner surface of the perimeter wall. Each of the slots has an associated opposing slot extending into the perimeter wall to define an aligned pair of the slots. Each of the slats has a pair of opposed ends and the opposed ends of each of the slats is removably positionable in a selectable one of the aligned pair of the slots. A plurality of legs is coupled to and extends downwardly from a bottom surface of the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Randy Schall
  • Patent number: 8827076
    Abstract: A modular panel-packing box receives a plurality of panels, and includes a base, two partitioning units, a loop-shaped surrounding wall, and a top cover. Each of the partitioning units includes a socket and at least one partitioning member. Any two adjacent ones of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, the surrounding wall, and the top cover are interconnected removably. Each of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, and the top cover is folded, and is unfoldable to form a flat plate for facilitating transportation and storage of the modular panel-packing box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: San Ho Paper & Carton Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Chung Kuo
  • 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: 8764131
    Abstract: An undercabinet secretary provides organization and storage for items as well as concealed or hidden storage for items. The undercabinet secretary prevents concealed items from being accessed while allowing authorized persons or those who are aware of the hidden storage to conveniently retrieve the items. The undercabinet secretary may have one or more dividers to provide compartments for organization and storage of items, and may have a hidden compartment assembly having the same outward appearance to conceal items. In one or more embodiments, the hidden compartment assembly may have its own divider which may be used as a handle to access the hidden compartment assembly and which allows the hidden compartment assembly to blend in with the other dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Marie Risley
  • 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: 8590726
    Abstract: A doll organizer to store particularly suited for carrying dolls or similar items along with associated accessories includes a plurality of removably stackable compartments which includes a pair of rolling wheels at a retractable handle. The various compartments are particularly adapted to organize and retain a variety of common doll toy accessories. Additionally, each compartment includes a plurality of removable dividers for organizing the dolls and accessories in a selectable, modular manner. The individual compartments can be removed during use for ease of access to the various toys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Autumn M. Mickelson, James D. Mickelson
  • Patent number: 8499952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport container (1) consisting of a bottom part (2) and lateral walls (3, 4) extending perpendicularly therefrom. The transport container has cut-outs (7) provided in the bottom region for receiving with accurate fit the goods to be transported, and also a further support means for the goods above the bottom region. The support means is formed by an intermediate wall (10) that can be positioned vertically and fixed laterally to the corresponding lateral walls (4) and to the bottom part (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Georg Utz Holding AG
    Inventors: Axel Ritzberger, Dirk Schoenrock, Wolfgang Faust, Juergen Schink, Uwe Wojtkowski
  • Patent number: 8479947
    Abstract: An insulated picnic cooler having thermally isolated internal compartments separated by a dividing wall. A removable and adjustable shelf assembly can divide an internal compartment into thermally isolated storage pockets. The shelf assembly is spring loaded to remain in place and flush mounting “T”-shaped handles can retract the springs to enable the shelf to be removed or adjusted. Hot and cold food items as well as ice and beverages can be stored. A drain can be used to drain liquids from a storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: John A. Albrecht, II
  • 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: 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: 8342357
    Abstract: A partition support assembly for a canister assembly generally includes at least one inner support ring configured to support one or more partitions for dividing the interior of the canister assembly for packaging contents to be received within the canister assembly, wherein the one or more partitions are configurable in a plurality of packaging orientations. A canister assembly and a method for containing packaging contents are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Transnuclear, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Grubb, Jayant R. Bondre, Peter Shih, Ioan Florea, Marlin L. Stoltz
  • Patent number: 8240503
    Abstract: A fresh produce keeper includes a vessel having a floor and upwardly extending sidewalls. Holes in the floor allow the vessel to be used as a colander or strainer to rinse produce, while a lid fits over the floor to retain water within the vessel, thereby allowing the same vessel to be used for both rinsing and service or storage. An internal divider and air vent is also provided in some examples of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Heather Curtin
  • Patent number: 8197118
    Abstract: A salad mixing apparatus includes a first bowl having an inner surface, an interior area, and a plurality of mixing ribs in the first bowl interior area and at least one partition configured for removable attachment to the mixing ribs to form a plurality of compartments. The apparatus includes a lid extending across the partitions whereby the inner surface, the at least one partition, and the lid selectively enclose the plurality of compartments. A second bowl having an interior area is configured for selective attachment to the first bowl whereby the first bowl interior area and the second bowl interior area collectively form a unitary interior area when the at least one partition is separated from the mixing ribs and the second bowl is attached to the first bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventors: Candice Hudson, Dale Hudson
  • Patent number: 8197116
    Abstract: The Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Device consists of a container that is divided proportionately to allow for the precise measuring of the recommended sugar to water ratios used for nectar type bird and butterfly feeders. The device is adapted for supporting a movable or removable divider that separates the container into proportionate volumes, 4 to 1, 6 to 1, and 9 to 1 that correspond to the commonly recommended sugar to water ratios for hummingbird, oriole, and butterfly nectar feeders. The device allows for the water and sugar compartments to be filled to the same “line of sight” level to facilitate the making of precise nectar sugar to water ratios. Once the sugar and water compartments are filled to the same level, the divider is moved or removed to allow for mixing. In the preferred embodiment of the Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Devices, the container divider can be used as a stirring implement and lid to cover the container during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Arnold G. Klein
  • 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: 8147119
    Abstract: The Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Device consists of a container that is divided proportionately to allow for the precise measuring of the recommended sugar to water ratios used for nectar type bird and butterfly feeders. The device is adapted for supporting a removable divider that separates the container into proportionate volumes, 4 to 1, 6 to 1, and 9 to 1 that correspond to the commonly recommended sugar to water ratios for hummingbird, oriole, and butterfly nectar feeders. The device allows for the water and sugar compartments to be filled to the same “line of sight” level to facilitate the making of precise nectar sugar to water ratios. Once the sugar and water compartments are filled to the same level, the divider is removed to allow for mixing. In the preferred embodiment of the Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Devices, the container divider can be used as a stirring implement and lid to cover the container during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Arnold Gregory Klein
  • 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: 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: 7946418
    Abstract: A case assembly for holding a selection of paintbrushes of the type having bristles bound to a handle with a metal band. The case assembly has ventilation openings that provide ventilation to the interior of the case. A support board is provided that is sized to fit within the interior of the case. At least one magnet is coupled to each support board. Each magnet attracts the metal bands of the paintbrushes, therein attaching the paintbrushes to each support board. By attaching the paintbrushes to the support boards with magnetism, the bristles of the paintbrushes remain unconfined. Furthermore, the paintbrushes can be attached in any orientation, such as a bristle-down orientation. This prevents water from gathering near the metal bands of the paintbrushes and causing rust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas L. Cerynik
  • Patent number: 7743938
    Abstract: A box assembly includes a box unit having a box body, and a plurality of spaced apart limiting members. The box body is formed with a plurality of spaced apart positioning elements, and defines an inner space therein. The limiting members are disposed in the inner space, and are connected detachably and respectively to the positioning elements so as to be adapted to limit at least one panel thereamong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Chuan Wu
  • 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: 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: 7572372
    Abstract: In a tank B for water treatment, consisting of at least two plastic material tank parts 1, 2 produced by injection moulding or by injection moulding and embossing a separately produced separation wall T is mounted with the edge at the walls of the tank parts such that the mounting regions at least partly are watertight. The separation wall T extends in the tank B crosswise to the joining plane E. The tank parts have opening edge structures R which fit on each other and which are joined in the joining plane E in watertight fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Graf Plastics GmbH
    Inventor: Otto P. Graf
  • Patent number: 7513555
    Abstract: A cargo enclosure for a vehicle includes a side panel having at least one pocket is formed therein. The pocket has a back wall, a pair of opposing side walls and a front wall having an aperture therein. A bottom surface of the pocket is canted downwardly from the back wall toward the aperture in the front wall such that any debris or other material that may infiltrate the pocket will readily slide down the canted bottom surface, through the aperture and onto a bottom surface of the cargo enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Wilson, Bradley J. Hanson, Anthony J. Sanville
  • Patent number: 7506757
    Abstract: At least one first poker chip case is provided which includes a case body having a cavity, an opening to the cavity, a bottom outer surface, and a case lid operative to close the opening. The case lid includes a top outer surface. The cavity includes at least one cavity wall and a plurality of divider accepting slots spaced apart along the at least one cavity wall. At least one divider is operative to slide into any one of the plurality of divider accepting slots. The cavity is operative to support a plurality of poker chips therein in stacked relation. The top outer surface and the bottom outer surface include interlocking features which are operative to co-operatively engage respectively with at least two bottom surfaces and at least two top outer surfaces of further cases placed above and under the at least one first case in stacked relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Triple Hook Productions LLC
    Inventors: Brad D. Ater, Sean K. Barker, Jarrod M. Zvara
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090026211
    Abstract: A flexible system is provided for preventing freight damage during shipment. The system has adjustable and interlocking hinged panels that are attached to the side walls of a shipping enclosure, so that the system can be readily adapted to secure different types and sizes of loads. One embodiment of the invention, provided for use with a freight carrying enclosure that has an internal wall, includes first and second panel segments that each have an edge. A first mounting structure supports the first panel segment for rotation about a vertical axis, between a first position wherein the first panel segment is in perpendicular relationship with the wall, and a second position wherein the first panel segment is in abutting relationship with the wall. A second mounting structure joins the first and second panel segments together along their respective edges, and enables rotation of the second panel between vertical and horizontal orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Edmund Maresh, Eric Allen Stegner, Robert William Stegner
  • 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: 20080302801
    Abstract: A waste management system comprising a trash receptacle, a pouch fixed to a surface of the trash receptacle and including a clasp means, and a cartridge with an arrangement of retainer slots. The retainer slots are positioned to correspond with the clasp means when the cartridge is inserted into the pouch so that the retainer slots are penetrated by the clasp means. The cartridge contains a plurality of liners hung from a support member within said cartridge, the hung liners positioned for distribution through a combination longitudinal notch and transverse slit provided in the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Donald R. Barrett, Richard J. Baranowski
  • Publication number: 20080237087
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage device for a plurality of golf club cleaning devices. Additionally, the present invention provides a storage device for a plurality of flag portions for a golf club cleaning device. The storage devices of the present invention provide an efficient mechanism for transporting and storing the golf club cleaning devices and the flag portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher W. Cieri
  • Patent number: 7377209
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a hot dog cooker having a rack with flat faced bars configured to move above and along a cooking surface so as to cause hot dogs to rotate along heated ridges of the surface. The ridges mark the hot dogs circumferentially as they are rolled along the cooking surface by the moveable rack. Methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Gold Medal Products Co.
    Inventor: Arne Scott Perttola
  • Patent number: 7363936
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is my invention of a leakage catch basin and configurable storage unit, designed to be water tight and made of water resistant material. My invention further includes mans to position dividers into the larger defined spaces, thus forming an arrangement of organized storage compartments. Further, my invention is dimensioned to be of various and common sized cabinets with the illustrated preferred embodiment showing a configuration of 3 such sizes in combination. My invention allows one or all such defined spaces to be separated into independent units for subsequent installation, use and protection in separate cabinets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Logical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Simoneaux, Tom J. LeBlanc
  • 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: 7207442
    Abstract: A die holding tray useful for testing a plurality of individual dies placed into the holding tray together with a method of making the same. The holding tray has machined lateral and longitudinal sets of grooves with one set of grooves filled with strips in order to form pockets from the unfilled grooves. Vacuum channels are formed into the bottom of the pockets, and dies are held in place during testing by the flatness of the pocket bottoms and a drawn vacuum. Several embodiments are disclosed, including machining grooves in a compliant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Daniel Redding
  • Patent number: 7172258
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement is for fastening a partitioning wall between two support walls in a drawer. A pair of elongated blades punched the partitioning wall at ends thereof are slideably engageable in retaining channels provided by connecting elements projecting from the support walls. The retaining channels have opposite side locking lips forming guiding slots for passage of a section of the partitioning wall extending between the connecting elements. The blades of the partitioning wall respectively press-fit against inner sides of the channels behind the locking lips when the partitioning wall is in the operative position. Lower support elements projecting from the support walls have guiding slots in which the ends of the partitioning wall are slideably engageable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Rousseau Metal Inc.
    Inventors: Serge Bisson, Marc Laurendeau