Compartment Partition Is Stiff And Fixed In Position Patents (Class 220/553)
  • Patent number: 9695983
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may include a partition for a fuel tank. The partition may include a sheet of material extending laterally within an interior mid-region of the fuel tank. The sheet may have a length and a width that are at least substantially equal to a length and a width of the mid-region of the fuel tank, and the sheet may be shaped to conform to an interior perimeter of the mid-region of the fuel tank. The partition may also be configured to substantially divide the fuel tank into an upper interior region located above the partition and a lower interior region located below the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Mackey, Douglas Sharp
  • Patent number: 9377252
    Abstract: The heat exchanger has exchange and fluid flow components (2, 2?), at least one fluid manifold (11) into which the exchange components (2, 2?) open, at least one header plate (10) for holding the exchange components (2, 2?), and a casing (4) for accommodating the exchange components (2, 2?). According to the invention, the fluid manifold (11) is held directly by the casing (4). A compact heat exchanger is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Paul Garret, Yoann Naudin, Philippe Faille
  • Patent number: 9327596
    Abstract: A fuel tank for a hybrid vehicle is disclosed. In one example approach, a fuel tank for a vehicle comprises a wave catcher extending through an interior of the fuel tank and coupled to a front wall and a first side wall of the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Russell Randall Pearce
  • Publication number: 20150144516
    Abstract: A beverage container having at least two compartments separated by a partition, allowing the container to hold two separate liquids at once. A top open end of the container is secured via a rotatable threaded ring and a gasket fitted cap, the cap having two openings each positioned over a separate chamber, and with a means for securing the cap in a liquid-tight and secure fashion that ensures proper positioning of the cap openings over each compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ellis N. Shamoon, Thomas Bernerd Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150069067
    Abstract: A tray for the storage and preservation of foods and liquids that has a plurality of cavities, the volumes of which are common units of measure in cooking recipes and for calorie counting. A lid is also described which fits tightly onto the top of the tray to act as a sealing piece to help in the extended preservation of the contents of the tray. The lid also acts as a stabilizing element. When the tray is made from a flexible material, design features that create an internal support structure are described. There is also an optional external support structure that can be manufactured and attached to the tray to add dimensional stability, when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Brent Hubbard Burgess
  • Publication number: 20150059793
    Abstract: A method of treating hair, a hair treatment kit for extemporaneous preparation of hair treatment compositions, a recipient for applying hair treatment compositions, and use thereof are provided. The invention provides a superior hair treatment performance such as a superior hair colouring and/or bleaching performance, particularly for providing superior root to tip treatment evenness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Allen BERLEPSCH, Jamie Beverly STAHL, James Douglas STILL, Lucio FRIAS, Robert Drennan LEWIS, Leobaldo Antonio PERDOMO
  • Publication number: 20150060461
    Abstract: A container and container cap for storage and dispensing of moist articles and for storing at least one normally dry article. The container includes a body defining a first compartment for storage of moist articles. The cap defines a second compartment for storage of at least one normally dry article. The cap also defines an opening for dispensing moist articles from the first compartment. A lid is coupled to the cap and includes a pair of sealing flaps for selectively closing the first and second compartments. The ventilated flap for closing the second compartment includes openings for ventilating the second compartment to help dry the normally dry article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Holbrook, Tony J. Abfall, David M. Waskin
  • Publication number: 20150060462
    Abstract: A portable neurotoxin injection tray apparatus that includes a vial section with multiple compartments. Each compartment is capable of storing at least one neurotoxin vial or at least one saline vial. The apparatus also includes a dosage compartment with a tilted support member for positioning at least one of the neurotoxin vials in a tilted orientation. Further, the apparatus includes an injection syringe section that includes multiple compartments, where each compartment is designated to store at least one injection syringe filled with a different dosage of neurotoxin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Rand Colbert, Russell G. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20140350029
    Abstract: Dosage regimens for at least one compound chosen from Iurasidone and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, clathrates, and stereoisomers thereof are disclosed as are kits and methods for treatment and/or prevention of at least one CNS disorder such as, for example, mixed depression and bipolar disorder, and management of at least one CNS disorder, such as improving quality of life and reversing impairment in learning and memory associated with schizophrenia, comprising administering to a patient a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of at least one compound chosen from lurasidone and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, clathrates, and stereoisomers thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SUMITOMO PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Antony D Loebel
  • Publication number: 20140284338
    Abstract: A lid apparatus for a multi-chambered container. The lid apparatus has a top-lid that is hingedly attached to a bottom-cap. The top-lid includes one or more openings for fluid filling multiple passages that extend from the bottom-cap. A lower bottom-cap includes welding features for welding to the multi-chambered container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Cepheid
    Inventor: Paul Jordan
  • Publication number: 20140263354
    Abstract: A multiple-compartment container includes an upper rim defining an upper plane, a lower rim defining a lower plane, a perimeter wall connecting the upper rim to the lower rim. The perimeter wall forms an outer surface of the container. The container further includes at least one internal wall dividing the container into multiple compartments. An upper edge of the internal wall is an uppermost feature of the container. The upper edge of the internal wall is deformable to present a widened sealing surface during a sealing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
  • Patent number: 8813993
    Abstract: A hot/cold container and lid is described. The container comprising: a bottom plate; a plurality of inner walls extending substantially perpendicular to said bottom plate, forming a hollow, therebetween; a plurality of outer walls extending substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate and substantially parallel to, and spaced from, a corresponding one of the inner walls, the spacing forming a compartment between the inner and outer walls, wherein corresponding ones of the inner and outer walls are attached at selected points between the inner and outer walls to provide at least one substantially uninterrupted compartment, therebetween. The Lid may be of a transparent, semi-transparent or opaque material and may be of a material that operates as a cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Merissa Pico, Deborah Pico
  • Publication number: 20140217103
    Abstract: A method for producing a receptacle which is closed by a sheet by transmission laser welding, and to an apparatus suitable to carry out same. The method and the apparatus are configured in such a way that a weld seam is formed between the wall structure of the receptacle and the sheet so as to be wider than the end faces of the wall structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: JENOPTIK Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Werner WOLLMANN, Christoph STEINER, Wilfried KRAEMER, Norbert KRZYZANIAK
  • Publication number: 20140203024
    Abstract: The invention relates to two-component polyurethane compositions that are especially suitable for use as structural adhesives. Said compositions are constituted of a polyol component K1 and a polyisocyanate component K2, the polyol component K1 comprising at least one alkoxylated aromatic diol A1 and at least one aliphatic triol A2 and the polyisocyanate component K2 comprising at least one polyisocyanate B1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Martin DEMMIG
  • Patent number: 8771428
    Abstract: A double bucket cleaning system for use with microfiber mat mops. One bucket contains clean water; the second holds dirty water. The second bucket has a slide press for extracting dirty water from the mop. The system can use a connector to connect the two buckets together, or a single bucket with two compartments can be used. Both designs use a footpad upon which the user stands during the pressing operation. This ensures that the device remains in place during the sliding. Finally, once the dirty water has been extracted from the mop, the user can pick up clean water from the first bucket for the next portion of the floor to be cleaned. In this way, the user is able to quickly clean a large floor with clean water, instead of repeatedly dipping the mop back into dirty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Goentzel
  • Patent number: 8763842
    Abstract: A well fluid additive system prepackaged to the specifications of each particular well. The system comprises a supporting member, and a plurality of additives which additive is each individually segregated from the other additives. This system reduces waste as the exact proportions are delivered to the well as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bulldog Chemicals, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Tommy Rex Johnson, Dustin O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8746475
    Abstract: A bottle including a body portion having a dividing wall extending from a base portion to a connection region; a first chamber for holding first content; and a second chamber for holding second content; wherein a height of the dividing wall is greater than an overall height of the body portion, wherein the first chamber is configured to cooperate with a first orifice via a first surface and the second chamber is configured to cooperate with a second orifice via a second surface; and wherein one end of the first surface and one end of the second surface are configured to be adjacent to the connection region of the dividing wall to separate the first content from the second content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Theodosios Kountotsis
  • Patent number: 8714390
    Abstract: A container for operating media of motor vehicles which is chemically stable both in respect of the fuel carried and in respect of additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Magna Steyr Fuel Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Kögel
  • Publication number: 20140116013
    Abstract: A tote and method for automated packing of items and documents. In one embodiment, the tote includes: (1) a sidewall defining an interior having a tote height, (2) a divider coupled to the sidewall to define an item bin and a document transport slot in the interior, the divider having a divider height less than the tote height further to define and provide support for a document cradle over the item bin and the document transport slot and (3) a door coupled to the sidewall and moveable between a closed position in which the door forms a floor for only the item bin and an open position in which the floor is displaced to open the item bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Doke
  • Patent number: 8695836
    Abstract: A beverage container comprising of multiple compartments and a cap to dispense beverages independently from the multiple compartments is disclosed. The invention enables the use of a beverage container, such as a single bottle, for carrying a plurality of beverages within its multiple compartments. The disclosed design of a split cap includes a plurality of valves that enable it in selectively dispensing contents of each compartment. The user may choose to consume one or more of beverages stored from the disclosed beverage container. A container and cap assembly built with pressure withstanding material allows consumer to enjoy a plurality of pressurized beverages, such as multiple types of soda, from a single bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Marteniz Gregory
  • Patent number: 8678224
    Abstract: An insert for a receptacle intended to contain a concentrated product in solid or liquid form includes a main part (1) formed by a base (2) extended on the edge by a wall (3) perpendicular to the base, with an opening (4) formed in the base. A receptacle with such an insert is also provided. In order to enable emptying the receptacle entirely without leaving dead spaces in which the products to be solubilized may accumulate, the face of the base (2) intended to be in the receptacle after assembly is concave at the opening, so that the opening is at the bottom of a trough (6). This avoids corners in which the liquid would not circulate sufficiently, and prevents solid product from accumulating elsewhere than in the trough, so that it is always subjected to the flow of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay
  • Patent number: 8672172
    Abstract: A system for organizing very similar articles in a container so that the user can readily identify the desired article. A “menu” may be used to readily identify the articles, which preferably are non-food, consumer items, such as bandages or first-aid supplies. The “menu” may be provided in the lid of the container. If desired, the “menu” may be fixedly provided in the lid of the container, such as on the interior-facing surface of a flip-top or hinged-lid of the container. The articles may be organized in an insert or tray that is removable from a shell portion of the container so the shell can be used for other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Elysha Huntington, Anthony B. Gallo, David Lutness
  • Patent number: 8663562
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for spectral analysis of immiscible phases are disclosed. A flow cell for online absorption measurements of immiscible process phases can comprise: a body containing an inlet window and an outlet window in operable communication with a measurement instrument; and a series of partitions that divide the inside of the flow cell into three (3) or more vessels that have an inlet and an outlet, wherein the vessels are connected in series with one another. Optionally, the first vessel is equipped with a porous membrane to facilitate the separation of immiscible process phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Erik Nelson, Arkady Samuilovich Dykman, Andrey Vladimirovich Zinenkov, Alexey Leonidovich Moskvin, Lubov Borisovna Drozdova
  • Publication number: 20140048534
    Abstract: A dual tank structure includes first and second tanks with a common secondary containment structure which are all integrally supported on a common base frame. The common base frame includes longitudinal skids so as to be suitable for transport using a conventional winch truck. A passageway with an integral valve therein permits selective communication between the tanks. The common containment structure has a containment volume which is greater than a storage volume of a largest one of the first tank and the second tank and which is less than a combined storage volume of both the first tank and the second tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Lester James Thiessen
  • Publication number: 20140014550
    Abstract: A multi-vial assembly for containing a plurality of samples in a cryostorage system includes a plurality of vials each defining a vial chamber to hold a respective sample and coupled together to form an integral vial assembly. The vials are independently removable from the integral vial assembly to permit selective access to the respective samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventor: David A. Barrow
  • Patent number: 8616397
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical waste disposal assembly (10) for disposing of one or more of fluid pharmaceutical waste and solid pharmaceutical waste includes a first waste receiver (614) and a receiver retainer (16). The first waste receiver (614) includes a first receiver body (621) having a first body access (621BA). Additionally, the pharmaceutical waste moves in a first direction (695C) toward the first body access (621BA) through which the pharmaceutical waste is directly received by the first receiver body (621). The receiver retainer (16) substantially encloses the first waste receiver (614). Further, the first waste receiver (614) is removable from the receiver retainer (16). Moreover, one of the first waste receiver (614) and the receiver retainer (16) includes a first waste guide (667A) that guides the pharmaceutical waste in a second direction (695A) away from the first body access (621BA) and in the first direction (695C) toward the first body access (621BA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Cactus, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Maness
  • Publication number: 20130292386
    Abstract: A system including a DEF tank and a fuel tank arranged in a portion of a vehicle to give that portion multiple structural functions. The system may be arranged to form a part of a counterweight on a work vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Aaron S. Klauer, Nitin N. Patil
  • Patent number: 8573426
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical waste disposal assembly (10) includes a receiver body (19), a receiver guide (62), a fluid absorber (70) and a fluid distributor (64). The receiver body (19) receives fluid pharmaceutical waste. The receiver guide (62) guides the fluid pharmaceutical waste into the receiver body (19). The fluid absorber (70) is positioned within the receiver body (19), and is adapted to absorb at least a portion of the fluid pharmaceutical waste that is received by the receiver body (19). The fluid distributor (64) is coupled to the receiver guide (62), and extends at least partially into the fluid absorber (70) so that the fluid distributor (64) distributes the fluid pharmaceutical waste within the fluid absorber (70). The fluid distributor (64) includes a plurality of distributor apertures (278) that allow the fluid pharmaceutical waste to flow from the receiver guide (62) to the fluid absorber (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cactus, LLC
    Inventor: Dave A. Maness
  • Publication number: 20130284746
    Abstract: In one aspect, reusable containers are described herein which, in some embodiments, can mitigate one or more disadvantages of prior packaging addressing related products of varying functionality. In some embodiments, a reusable container described herein comprises a plurality of related products of varying functionality, a handle and a plurality of receptacles, each receptacle having a construction dedicated to a single one of the related products, the construction sufficiently identifying the functionality of the single product to direct correct placement of the single product in the receptacle after removal and use of the single product by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Robert W. Weed
  • Publication number: 20130232917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for recycling medical waste, which includes a body (2) of recyclable material with a closed shape, the inner structure of which is divided into multiple compartments that define chambers (3) closed by each one of the ends thereof, with axes that are parallel to one another and to the axis of the cartridge (1) and a heat-shrinkable plastic material (4) which covers the cartridge (1) at least on the sides. The invention relates to a waste container (5) which includes at least one waste-recycling cartridge (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SARAITO, S.L.
    Inventor: Silverio Dueñas Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20130206625
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for handling and transporting cylinders, for example glass cylinders, comprising a bottom wall for supporting the cylinders in z-direction having a support bottom for supporting the cylinders and an opposite outer bottom and side walls for supporting the cylinders in x-direction as well as side walls for supporting the cylinders in y-direction, the side walls having a support side for supporting the cylinders and an opposite outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Paul-Gerhard Kibat, Matthias Scharf, Hanno Juhnke, Jasmin Groeschke, Rainer Bernhardt, Jan-Peter Spengler, Michael Schrack, Olaf Zeckai
  • Patent number: 8464891
    Abstract: A hot/cold container and lid is described. The container comprising: a bottom plate; a plurality of inner walls extending substantially perpendicular to said bottom plate, forming a hollow, therebetween; a plurality of outer walls extending substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate and substantially parallel to, and spaced from, a corresponding one of the inner walls, the spacing forming a compartment between the inner and outer walls, wherein corresponding ones of the inner and outer walls are attached at selected points between the inner and outer walls to provide at least one substantially uninterrupted compartment, therebetween. The Lid may be of a transparent, semi-transparent or opaque material and may be of a material that operates as a cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Merissa Beth Pico, Deborah Pico
  • Patent number: 8459489
    Abstract: An organizer container includes a fabric body movable into an expanded configuration, wherein the body defines a bottom and above the bottom, a parallelepiped-shaped enclosure divided into three compartments by first and second parallelepiped-shaped divider panels spaced from each other and perpendicularly oriented relative to the bottom. The container also can be moved into a first partially expanded configuration wherein only two compartments are established, with the first divider panel being held substantially flush against a first end wall of the body by a first holding mechanism. The second divider panel likewise may be moved flush against the second end wall and both divider panels can be moved together to entirely collapse the container. A stiffener can be moved within the enclosure to be sandwiched lengthwise between a divider panel and an end wall and/or between two divider panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Profound Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Potts, Debra Lee Potts
  • Publication number: 20130133360
    Abstract: The invention describes a negative-pressure tank having a partition, the partition including at least two walls, and the negative-pressure tank including at least two chambers, and a free space being present in the partition in which an ambient pressure prevails. The invention further describes a sorption machine having a negative-pressure tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: INVENSOR GMBH
    Inventors: Andrej Laufer, Jan Sonnenberg, Soeren Paulussen, Niels Braunschweig
  • Publication number: 20120217250
    Abstract: An air compressor device organizer including an organizing panel having a storage portion and an air compressor tank attachment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew D. Noble
  • Publication number: 20120181286
    Abstract: A double ended painting implement for painting structures. Various kinds of paint heads (such as paint brushes) may be present at each end of the double ended painting implement. A multiple compartment paint bucket assembly for holding paint used to paint structures. the multiple compartment paint bucket includes an outer shell and at least two inner sleeves, with each sleeve being able to hold a separate supply of paint. Using the painting implement and/or paint bucket assembly of the present invention, a structure painter can more quickly and/or effectively paint on a job that requires two different paint colors, or two different types of paint (for example, water based and latex based).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Dale M. Doe
  • Patent number: 8220654
    Abstract: A partitioning plate, that is positioned between a jet pump and a main suction, is set within a reserve cup of a fuel tank, so as to separate an interior of the reserve cup into a fuel feed-out chamber in which the main suction is disposed, and a fuel introducing chamber in which the jet pump is disposed. The partitioning plate is disposed at an incline with respect to a vehicle longitudinal direction. In cases in which acceleration in any of a forward direction, a rearward direction, a leftward direction and a rightward direction of a vehicle acts on fuel within the reserve cup, some of fuel within the fuel introducing chamber flows into the fuel feed-out chamber. A fuel tank structure is provided that can reliably ensure fuel within the fuel feed-out chamber in a case in which acceleration arises at fuel within a fuel accommodating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Touru Suda, Masayuki Hirose, Toru Shirasaki, Takayuki Usui, Taku Masaki, Hiroaki Suganuma
  • Publication number: 20120152944
    Abstract: A storage container has a container body with an upwardly facing opening and a lid connected to the container body that is pivotally movable between open and closed positions. At least one latch is provided at each of the front side, left side, and right side of the container body to secure the lid to the container body. A seal structure is disposed at an interface between the lid and an upper portion of the container. The seal structure generally surrounds the upwardly facing opening and is compressed when the lid is latched in the closed position by the latches. The container body may also include a plurality of compartments each with upper edges defining an upwardly facing opening. The upper edges can be positioned to engage an inner surface of the lid when the lid is in the closed position so that the lid closes off the compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: THE STANLEY WORKS ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Vilkomirski, Zvika Fraiman
  • Publication number: 20120055818
    Abstract: A disposable (or recyclable) beverage container includes two or more liquid-tight subsections, each subsection adapted to hold a different beverage. The container can carry liquids to be mixed at a point of consumption, or the contents of each subsection can be consumed separately, at different times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Evan K. Zimmern
  • Publication number: 20120048755
    Abstract: A box includes a casing, a front compartment recessed in a front portion of the casing for storing a portable electronic device including cellular phone in the front compartment; an upper compartment formed in an upper portion of the casing for storing namecards or notepapers therein; and a bottom compartment formed in a lower portion of the casing and positioned under the upper compartment for mounting a charger in the bottom compartment for supplying electricity for powering a plurality of electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Chung Piao Tsao
  • Patent number: 8113373
    Abstract: A vessel includes a containing body, an upper cover, a thing holding member, and a bottom cover; the containing body has an upper opening; the upper cover is threadedly joined on the containing body to cover the opening; the upper cover has a drink outlet, and a moving cap is pivoted on the upper cover to seal the drink outlet; the upper cover further has several bores so that drinks can flow out of the containing body through the drink outlet easily; the thing holding member is securely joined on the containing body, and has several hollow holding portions on an inner circumferential side to contain drink materials such as tea bags and sugar bags; the bottom cover is joined on a lower end of the thing holding member to close the hollow holding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Woodmax Ky Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Chang-Yu Lin
  • Publication number: 20120000912
    Abstract: An organizer container includes a fabric body movable into an expanded configuration, wherein the body defines a bottom and above the bottom, a parallelepiped-shaped enclosure divided into three compartments by first and second parallelepiped-shaped divider panels spaced from each other and perpendicularly oriented relative to the bottom. The container also can be moved into a first partially expanded configuration wherein only two compartments are established, with the first divider panel being held substantially flush against a first end wall of the body by a first holding mechanism. The second divider panel likewise may be moved flush against the second end wall and both divider panels can be moved together to entirely collapse the container. A stiffener can be moved within the enclosure to be sandwiched lengthwise between a divider panel and an end wall and/or between two divider panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Potts, Debra Lee Potts
  • Publication number: 20110315680
    Abstract: A countertop bulk food display case has a single unitary cavity which receives a plurality of individual food containers. The containers have lips which extend outwardly from their open top and support elements, which extend across the cavity, and are arranged such that adjacent support elements contact the lips on opposed sides of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: TILLAMOOK COUNTRY SMOKER, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Smith, Lance R. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20110290800
    Abstract: A container having a body, the body defining a cavity for storing dispensable cavity contents and having an opening, a covering for covering said opening; and a lid connected to the body by a failure zone and openable, in use, after failure of the failure zone, about a hinge formed by the covering. The lid may have a re-closable arrangement, the covering may be hinged with the container and may include strengthening ribs. The body may also have multiple cavities and multiple lids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Bradley Donald Teys
  • Publication number: 20110244108
    Abstract: A container that enables a food product with one or more pieces of solid food, such as soup, to be made utilizing a brewing machine. The container can be configured to hermetically contain a soup extract and dried pieces of solid food. The container can be pierceable to accommodate an injection of water into the container for combination with the soup extract to produce a broth, and an outflow of the broth from the bottom of the container. The container can also contain one or more inner chambers holding solid food pieces in an isolated location that can be kept separate and dry from both the water that flows into the container as well from the broth that is produced when the soup extract is infused with the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Michael David RABIN
  • Publication number: 20110215097
    Abstract: A flexible divider for separating a lower compartment of a container from an upper compartment of the container includes a transverse member and a rim defining an outer perimeter of the divider. The flexible divider also includes a flexible wall connecting the transverse member to the rim. The flexible wall is configured to facilitate movement of the transverse member from an upper stable position to a lower stable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Willard Nelson Archie, JR., Christopher Loew, David Christophe Northway
  • Patent number: 8006842
    Abstract: Packaging for authentication tokens is disclosed that supports individual card-shaped tokens. The packaging supports multiple cards in a single tray that separates the cards from each other, protects the buttons of the cards from inadvertent activation, and protects the display window from damage. The packaging includes a tray having a base, walls extending from the base, a plurality of engagement members for holding each card, and a cover. The walls include a pair of sidewalls and at least one interior wall, each sidewall having an inner surface with a plurality of slots and the interior wall having an outer surface with a plurality of slots. The slots in the sidewalls correspond in number and location to the slots in the interior wall, the paired slots together forming a card engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Loughlin, Jr., Stephen Elbeery
  • Publication number: 20110197624
    Abstract: A generally box shaped portable ice chest for medical supplies and the like includes a plastic housing having a top, bottom, front, back and two sides and an inner compartment within the plastic housing. Between the plastic housing and inner compartment there are three layers of insulation including a Styrofoam layer, a compressed cork layer and a compressed rubber layer sandwiched between the stainless steel lining and the outer housing. The inner compartment includes three removable vertically stacked drawers and a beverage compartment behind the drawers for receiving a plurality of beverage containers. One of the drawers is adapted to receive dry ice. Each of the drawers includes a plurality of openings. A fan, a solar panel and a rechargeable battery and circuit for charging the battery are disposed in the top of the housing for circulating air through the drawers and beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Hafeth A. Al-Rasheed
  • Publication number: 20110168721
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a fiberglass (i.e., fiberglass-reinforced polymer) wastewater treatment tank that has at least one lower portion and an upper portion that are joined above the tank water line. The lower portion or portions is/are tapered to allow a plurality of tanks to be nested in a shipping configuration. The top portions may optionally be tapered to allow them to also nest during shipping. Interior tank elements such as clarifier walls, risers, BAT media, aerators, divider walls, piping, etc. can be stacked and shipped within the uppermost of the nested lower portions or possibly used as packing material between nested tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Jet Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Waite, Trent M. Lydic, Terry A. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20110163104
    Abstract: A bucket includes a first bay and a second bay, with an upwardly-extending retaining channel situated between the bays. The first bay is sized and configured such that it is particularly well-suited for containing liquids such as paint, washing fluid, etc., and the second bay is particularly well-suited for holding tools such as paint-brushes, cleaning brushes, etc. The bucket may be installed on a ladder strut/rung, sawhorse beam, or other elongated horizontal structure by inserting this structure within the retaining channel such that the bucket is supported on the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Lynn J. Hagen