Partition Includes Means To Slidably Engage The Upper Edge Of Container Sidewall Patents (Class 220/543)
  • Patent number: 8418874
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a bin having side panels, a bottom, a rim, a first reception slot and a second reception slot. The side panels and the bottom define a cavity therebetween. The rim extends from the side panels around a perimeter of an opening to the cavity and in a direction substantially parallel to the bottom. The first reception slot extends from the rim into a first one of the side panels, and the second reception slot extends from the rim into a second one of the side panels. The first one of the side panels is positioned opposite the second one of the side panels. Each of the first and second reception slots is configured to selectively receive a different portion of a divider, which divides the cavity into two or more compartments. Related storage and organization systems, accessories and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: 7921998
    Abstract: A file divider is provided for dividing a series of file folders having hanging rods with opposed ends slidably supported for movement on a file support edge of a file organizer. The file divider includes a body having opposed ends slidably supported for movement on the file support edge between a pair of file folders. The opposed ends have fingers projecting therefrom that are engageable with certain of the hanging rods of the file folders to maintain the stability of the divider bar when the file folders and the file divider bar are slidably moved on the file support edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Storage Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Schenker
  • Patent number: 7740153
    Abstract: A serving container for selectively dispensing one of two beverages includes a container body having an upper open mouth at the top and a vertically disposed partition to divide the container body into a pair of laterally disposed left and right compartments to hold two different beverages. The partition has a horizontally disposed sealing edge at the top between the compartments. A removable cover has a cooperating sealing surface adapted to engage the edge of the partition to form a seal that prevents mixing of the contents of the compartments when the cover is secured to the mouth of the container. A pair of selectively operable left and right valves are mounted in the cover to permit a beverage held in a selected storage compartment of the container to flow into either of two separate transfer chambers when a corresponding one of the valves is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: David R. Gustafson
  • 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: 6903924
    Abstract: A computer keyboard tray includes a tray body formed from a compressible material and a support member, which provides reinforcement to the tray body. Optionally, the keyboard tray may incorporate an attachment assembly, allowing the keyboard tray to be removably attached to a computer keyboard support mechanism. Preferably, the keyboard tray includes a wrist rest which is monolithically formed with the tray body. In an alternative preferred embodiment, an adjustable wrist rest assembly is attached to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Jeff D. Tyner
  • Patent number: 6357844
    Abstract: A partitioning system, particularly for drawers (1), comprises two lateral side wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12) arranged on a drawer bottom, between which a space is provided; a positionable separating wall (10) extending between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12); and devices for fixing the separating wall (10) between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12) at a desired position. The separating wall (10) is held in a first lifted position displaceable between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12) in order to be able to align it inside the drawer (1) into the desired position. When the positionable separating wall (10) is moved into a second lowered position between the wall elements (5, 6, 8, 12), the positionable separating wall is held in a fixed manner and is no longer displaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Müterthies, Stefan Rüter, Carsten Meyer, Gerhard Schröder, Jörg Aufderheide
  • Patent number: 6073794
    Abstract: An organizer defining a plurality of compartments which are adjustable in size and shape by panels defining the compartments being adjustable in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventor: Eduardo Bidot
  • Patent number: 5417338
    Abstract: A waste container is designed to accommodate sorting of waste in a plurality of basic categories, such as recyclables, compostables, and terminal wastes. The container is constructed from a plurality of individual components which may be assembled for use. The container includes a floor supported large receptacle which supports a hollow shell having a closable lid. One or more smaller receptacles are supported within the shell overlying the larger opening. The shell and smaller receptacles are configured to provide a passageway therebetween to allow direct access to the larger receptacle without disturbing the container's assembled relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Nova Sylva Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre J. Roy, Denis Houle
  • Patent number: 5396996
    Abstract: A one piece crate for storing hanging file folders, that supports the hanging file folders above the bottom of the crate and secures the hanging file folders to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Spectrum International Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Box
  • Patent number: 5395049
    Abstract: A storage arrangement for a stack of collectors' cards includes a box with a front wall, rear wall and laterally spaced sidewalls dimensioned to receive the cards on edge in a stack, one of the sidewalls being open at a top. A filing barrier is attachable at a selected position along the sidewall and has a boundary element for engaging against a face of the cards and a clasp attached to the barrier. The clasp engages over the sidewall, which is, for example cardboard, and permits the box lid to be closed over the box sidewall. The clasp is a resilient clamp attachable to the sidewall. The clasp and barrier element preferably are integral parts of a plastic sheet of uniform thickness, the barrier element being dimensioned approximately the same as a card and the clasp defining a U-shape with opposed legs for bearing against an inner and outer side of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Inventor: Ray A. Huhn
  • Patent number: 5207347
    Abstract: A Postal Tray Adjustable Organizer, comprising a translucent framework comprising an upright portion, and a flat bottom portion, slideably affixed into the inner cavity of a Postal Tray, the Postal Tray being either of the flexible, or of the solid side structure, the translucent framework having a spring loaded, sidewardly extending shaft, affixed onto the bottommost peripheral of the upright portion of the translucent framework. For use in a Postal Tray fabricated of a flexible, less costly design, the translucent framework having a flat metal strip affixed along the uppermost peripheral of the upright portion, the metal strip being bent downwardly along the outside side of the flexible Postal Tray, thereby trapping the side material of the flexible Postal Tray between the flat metal strip, and the spring loaded shaft ends. In this manner, the remaining mail in the Postal Tray is secured in the upright position, as the mail is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: James R. Wilkey
  • Patent number: 5065923
    Abstract: A food supporting element is used to support food, such as dip, in position near the open mouth of a food container to be easily accessible for serving. The supporting element includes a bowl that is spaced from the container, and is mounted on the container near the cover for that container. When the cover is closed, the container is inverted so food product moves past the food supporting bowl, and is then re-inverted to an upright orientation so food is supported on the bowl. The container is then opened and the food supported on the bowl is in position for serving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventors: Richard Hoefer, Clovia Hoefer