Including Means For Limiting The Discharge Or Spread Of Contents Through An Unlimited Opening In The Container Structure (e.g., Double Wall, Catch Basin) Patents (Class 220/560.03)
  • Patent number: 10266328
    Abstract: Flexible containers having removable portions, such as tear tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lee Mathew Arent, Joseph Craig Lester, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Jun You, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 10113682
    Abstract: A device for thermally insulating a piece of equipment, the device including a block of thermal insulation having at least a first hole; a deformable cover made of a gastight material and surrounding the block of insulation so that the wall of the first hole is covered by the gastight cover while leaving open the ends of first hole, the cover defining, at the second end, a first opening that communicates with the first hole and a second opening that communicates with the space situated between the insulating block and the cover; and the first and second openings of the cover being closed in gastight manner with the inside of the cover under a partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Conrardy, Brice Goncalves
  • Patent number: 9745076
    Abstract: A baffle system includes a baffle (40) located in a tank (16) for containing liquid (e.g. an aircraft fuel tank). The baffle (40) is a tubular member through which a liquid may flow. The baffle (40) comprises: a first tubular portion (42) providing a tubular outer wall, and a second tubular portion (44) located within the first tubular portion (42) and providing a tubular inner wall. The first and second tubular portions (42, 44) are substantially parallel. The first and second tubular portions (42, 44) are spaced apart to define a chamber (46) therebetween. The baffle (42, 44) further comprises radial side walls between the first and second tubular portions (42, 44) such that the chamber (46) is a sealed chamber. The chamber (46) may be filled with a compressible gas or gaseous mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Christopher Steven Bingham, Andrew James Irwin
  • Patent number: 9650195
    Abstract: A fail safe container and container insert are disclosed. A flexible container insert may convert energy from a catastrophic event, including but not limited to collisions, accidents, impacts, pressure container failures or explosions such as detonations, or other catastrophic incidents, into a stretching of an internal structure of a fail-safe container insert to minimize or prevent failure of the container insert and/or the container. The stretchability of the container insert may accommodate both temperature and shape changes to protect a container, including but not limited to a pressure vessel, from rupture or other failure. Accordingly, a container insert may be considered self-healing in that it may absorb the effects of catastrophic events to prevent failure, may return to a generally previous condition, and/or may seal or otherwise reduce or minimize breaches when they do occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: H2Safe, LLC
    Inventors: Francis F. Abdi, Jonas Surdenas, Mohamad Reza Talagani
  • Patent number: 9567151
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage container with insulation effect, for long-term storage of fresh foods and drinks, said container having a storage space, characterized in that: the storage space includes a supporting frame with a positioning space formed therein and an insulation device provided inside the positioning space; said supporting frame comprising a plurality of longitudinal poles, transverse poles, vertical poles, and branch joints for forming the positioning space; said insulation device comprising at least one sheet-shaped bag and one positioning unit arranged corresponding to the sheet-shaped bag, the sheet-shaped bag configured to hold liquid, the positioning unit configured to fix the sheet-shaped bag on a corresponding side face of the positioning space to avoid movement; the sheet-shaped bag having a flow passage disposed therein for holding the liquid, and flow passages having a one-way valve arranged at one end thereof, which can be used with an injection device for control of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Yu-Hsin Su
  • Publication number: 20150144641
    Abstract: A bunded tank system suitable for both transport and storage of bulk dangerous industrial liquids is provided. Preferably the tank is containerised to provide efficient use of space and improved logistics for transport and storage. The containerised bunded tank system includes a plurality of bunded sub-tanks arranged in an interlocking manner within an ISO container. In addition the container is fitted with an improved container lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ETHANEX LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert M. Green, Nicholas G. Smith, George H. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150129598
    Abstract: A combination cup receptacle and cup container assembly for instant food products such as instant soup is disclosed. The assembly includes a hollow cup receptacle having a central ring and a peripherally extending support base for holding and retaining a cup container holding a quantity of food ingredients. The central ring of the cup receptacle forms a cavity to frictionally receive and retain the cup container with the cup container in contact with the bottom of the receptacle cup cavity. The cup receptacle has venting means for preventing pressure differentials between support base of the cup receptacle and an external support surface such as a table top. The cup may be utilized as packaging for instant soup or other food products and the cup receptacle may be included as part of the packaging or provided as a separate item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Donald Scott Rogers, Keegan McClain, Jordan Robert, Billy McDonald
  • Patent number: 9004306
    Abstract: A convertible storage container and methods are provided for the remediation of environmentally damaged articles. The container defines an interior chamber for receiving the environmentally damaged articles therein, the container having at least one container door for closing an access opening into the container. A conversion door is removably positionable with respect to the access opening so as to close the access opening with the container door in an opened condition. The conversion door includes a conversion door panel and a plurality of access ports through the door panel for connection of ducts to permit remediation of the environmentally damaged articles within the interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pack-Rat Mini-Mover, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Platt, James Barbour, Shawn Potwin
  • Publication number: 20150059445
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a container cover (5) to close a filling opening (4) in a transport and/or storage container, in particular a temporary and/or permanent storage container for contaminated and/or activated substances, with at least two grooves (9) on the inside of the container cover (5) that are arranged at an interval to one another, with at least two gaskets (8) each arranged in a groove (9), and with a bypass device (18) to circulate (19) a gas, the bypass device (18) being connected with at least one groove (9) in such a way that an undefined gas volume (17) confined by the gasket (8) and the groove (9) can escape through the bypass device (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Inga Maren Tragsdorf, Stefan Kienitz, Felix Benedict Kollmann, Oliver Peters
  • Patent number: 8910824
    Abstract: A hollow cylindrical vessel comprising a cylindrical outer shell (12) and a cylindrical inner shell (14) joined by annular end caps (16), wherein at least one of: an end cap, or the cylindrical outer shell (12), or the cylindrical inner shell (14), is provided with an arrangement of recesses or protrusions (18). Preferably, the arrangement of recesses or protrusions is asymmetrical in all axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Plc
    Inventors: Russell Peter Gore, Trevor Bryan Husband
  • Patent number: 8910487
    Abstract: A storage tank assembly for storage of cryogenic liquids including a first outer tank and a second, inner tank, the first and second tanks being spaced apart from one another to form an insulation space therebetween. Each of the first and second tanks has a first end, and an opposite second end spaced apart from the first end, and a wall extending from the first end to the second end. The assembly further includes a pipe work system comprising a plurality of pipes and a first connector extending through the wall of the first tank, the pipe work being connectable to the first connector such that the pipe work is spaced apart from the wall of the first tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: T. Baden Hardstaff Ltd.
    Inventors: Darryl William Hylands, Aik Beng Lua
  • Patent number: 8844714
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chemical container or system for storing and dispensing chemicals, and in particular liquid chemicals such as fuels and the like. The chemical container has a first container portion for storing the chemical itself, and a second container portion with a vapor filter for receiving, containing, and filtering or adsorbing gases or vapors that are associated with the chemical and which may be vented from the first container portion. This dual-chamber system avoids buildup of excessive vapor pressures inside of the containers, but filters any vented gases so that noxious or undesirable vapors are not emitted into the surrounding environment. In some embodiments, the second container portion covers only a portion of the first container portion, while in other embodiments, a second container completely surrounds a first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Shawn R. Long
  • Publication number: 20140263356
    Abstract: A closure is provided for use in covering an opening in a container and engaging a peripheral rim defining the opening. The closure includes a body for covering the container opening and a plurality of projecting portions that extend from a periphery of the body. The projecting portions are spaced from one another around the periphery of the body, with each formed to surround a portion of the container rim. A ring is connected to the projecting portions and surrounds the container rim. A plurality of retaining fingers are provided, with each fingers spaced from one another and interleaved within the spacing between adjacent projecting portions. The fingers project inwardly from the ring and include a projected end for engagement with the container rim. The projected ends of the fingers include a varied or undulating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Antal, SR., Chad E. Lagace, Terry Smith
  • Patent number: 8650931
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing and using self-sealing fuel tank test fixtures. According to some embodiments disclosed herein, a self-sealing fuel tank test fixture includes a fuel cube configured for storing fuel. The fuel cube includes a front side configured to support a test sample for the test. The self-sealing fuel tank test fixtures also can include a knife valve selectively configurable from a first position in which the fuel in the fuel cube is separated from the front side and a second position in which the fuel in the fuel cube is allowed to contact the test sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bradley Wayne Bogue, Charles Edward Hagar
  • Publication number: 20130341331
    Abstract: A fuel cap configured to be coupled with the opening of a fuel tank defining an interior for containing a volume of fuel. An inlet opening is configured to establish fluid communication with the fuel tank interior. An exit is in communication with a surrounding atmosphere, exterior to the fuel cap. A flow path is defined from the inlet opening to the exit. Adsorption media substantially fills the flow path and is configured to reduce the emission of VOC vapors through the exit to the surrounding atmosphere. The flow path extends spirally about an axis of the fuel cap from the inlet opening to the exit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: BEMIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY
  • Patent number: 8597506
    Abstract: A large diameter subsea gravity separator for ultra deep water conditions of 2000 to more than 4000 m includes a vessel having a shell which defines a cylindrical tubular portion and closure portions at axially both ends of the tubular portion. The shell is a sandwich shell which is dimensioned to provide for a predetermined collapse resistance of at least MPa and includes an inner steel layer, an outer steel layer and a concrete layer completely filling the space between the inner steel layer and the outer steel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Statoil Petroleum AS
    Inventors: Håvar Ilstad, Hroar Andreas Nes
  • Patent number: 8454267
    Abstract: A seamless, double-walled sump is disclosed for collecting run-off materials and waste products. The sump includes a primary containment vessel and a secondary vessel, integrally molded into a single seamless unit. The sump includes a plurality of ribs that cooperate with surrounding concrete or other enclosing material to anchor the sump and prevent floating. The sump may also include a fabric outer layer that serves as an interface between the concrete and the sump to prevent corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: CRP Tank Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Ireland
  • Patent number: 8382730
    Abstract: A surgical fluid basin includes a receptacle member having a lower wall and a peripheral wall extending from the lower wall and arranged about a longitudinal axis, and having an internal chamber within the peripheral wall for reception of fluids. The peripheral wall has at least one terrace defined within the peripheral wall corresponding to a volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber. The at least one terrace defines an internal rise surface and an internal run surface intersecting the internal rise surface. The internal run surface includes indicia markings corresponding to the volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber. A plurality of terraces may be defined within the peripheral wall with each terrace corresponding to a predetermined volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber. The internal run surface defined by each terrace includes indicia markings corresponding to the volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark Tauer
  • Patent number: 8381937
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a double-walled tank container, whereby the inner container is stored at the bottom inside the outer enclosure by a spacer consisting of several spacer pieces. The spacer provided, which is preferably placed near a front saddle ring, imparts transportation and storage stresses between the inner tank and the outer enclosure and consequently between the inner container and the frame of the tank container. The spacer can be laid out in such a way that it absorbs shocks and/or defines a hollow space. This hollow space can serve as a thermal insulation or for the installation of temperature equalization devices, mediums or a leak detector fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: WEW Westerwalder Eisenwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Dieter Pfau, Till Gerhard
  • Patent number: 8313821
    Abstract: A container liner comprises at least one sheet bounded along portions thereof to form at least one peripheral seam, with the at least one sheet including a first fluoropolymer layer, a barrier film layer, and a third layer bonded along at least peripheral portions thereof. Any of such layers may be peripherally bonded to form a gap or pocket therebetween, or bonded along substantially entire major surfaces thereof. Surface modification may be employed to facilitate bonding of materials having otherwise dissimilar surface energies. The resulting liner is adapted for storing and dispensing high purity chemical reagents, e.g., by placing the liner in an overpack, and applying pressurizing gas to a space between the liner and the overpack for progressive compaction of the liner to dispense its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongwei Yan, Kevin T. O'Dougherty
  • Publication number: 20120240957
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning the touch screen of any personal electronic device, including but not limited to smart phones and personal computing tablets. The apparatus comprises a wet portion and a dry portion in a substantially horizontal figure “8” configuration. The apparatus may also comprise a reservoir for storing a volume of conventional cleaning fluid. When not in use, the apparatus is slid into a case which is configured to house the wet and dry portions of the apparatus in separate housing compartments. A method is also provided for storing the apparatus when not in use so as to prolong its effective lifespan and improve its overall performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Marc Lemchen
  • Patent number: 8220130
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tank for storing flammable and combustible liquids underground includes fabricating a cylindrical tank core. Structurally, the core encloses a chamber and has an outer surface. Further, the core includes at least one opening for monitoring the integrity of the chamber positioned on the core's bottom centerline. Also, the tank includes a screen attached to the outer surface of the core along the bottom centerline to cover the opening. Moreover, a foil is affixed to the screen and to the outer surface of the tank core. Sprayed or applied on the foil is a seamless jacket formed from polyurea, thermoplastic, polyurethane or polyamine epoxy to encapsulate the tank core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Plasteel International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jess A. Robbins, Richard J. Sharpe
  • Patent number: 8171949
    Abstract: A fluid flow method and apparatus are described. The apparatus includes a trough coupled between tanks to provide an air flow down between the tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: WD Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhownica Lund, Andreas Parks, Matthew Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 8038028
    Abstract: An additional containment system for a fluid containment vessel includes an outer section, an inner section, and a monitoring system. A plurality of independent and distinct zones of interstitial space are positioned between the outer section and the inner section. The monitoring system is connected to and separately monitors a pressure in each of the zones. A divider plate is attached to both the inner section and the outer section and divides a first zone from a second zone. Upon detecting a leak, the monitoring system provides an indication as to the leak being in the outer section or in the inner section, and upon detecting a leak, the monitoring system also provides an indication as to which of the zones the leak is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: General Holdings Co.
    Inventor: Troy Alan Brown
  • Patent number: 7967164
    Abstract: A leakage containment device for containing leakage from an oil tank supplying oil to a heating system includes a container including a bottom wall and a perimeter wall being coupled to and extending upwardly from the bottom wall to define an interior space. An upper edge of the perimeter wall defines an upper open end of the container to permit an oil tank to be placed in the interior space. A lid is hingedly coupled to the upper edge of the perimeter wall. The lid selectively closes the upper open end of the container when the lid is in a closed position over the upper open end. The lid is pivoted away from the upper open end to permit access to the upper open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Fulton T. Mountain
  • Publication number: 20110119090
    Abstract: A smart cap for a medical container for the containment of solid medications having unique indicia. The cap is provided with an optical scanner configured with at least one locally contained or external data base having general medication identification data and optionally patient-specific information to scan and identify the medication (and optionally the dosage, specific formulations, manufacturing source, etc.) and to record and correlate information regarding patient medication usage (scanning of a medication is generally considered indicative of actual patient taking of the medication).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Lazar
  • Publication number: 20110042383
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a hydrocarbon containment system for placement under a vehicle is provided with a skid having a base. The base has at least one drain aperture for facilitating fluid communication through the base. A tubular dam formed of a hydrophobic hydrocarbon permeable fabric is disposed upon the base. The dam includes granular material capable of collecting hydrocarbons. A blanket is provided having laterally adjacent sheets of water permeable fabric with a layer of the granular material disposed between the sheets. The blanket is replaceably attached to the dam for replacing the blanket after collecting sufficient hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: William Boroughf
  • Publication number: 20100200593
    Abstract: A smart cap for a container to dispense a medication and for automatically (a) self-verifying at least an obverse side and a converse side of the medication once the smart cap has been programmed for the medication so as to prevent improper dispensing of the medication, (b) indicating and verifying the number of pills in the container, (c) indicating and verifying timely compliance for taking the medication as prescribed and 9d) issuing instructions and/or warnings to the consumer. The cap includes necessary circuitry and displays and is programmable from computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Steven S. Lazar
  • Patent number: 7767460
    Abstract: Improvements in blood collection and testing. In one aspect, an improved method of manufacturing a blood collection tube, particularly illustrated for use in sedimentation rate testing, including providing an elongated glass tube with an open first end for receiving a venipuncture blood sample of at least 1 ml, formed with a closed end opposite the first end; and applying to a substantial portion of the receptacle a containment barrier. The improvements also pertain to resulting blood collection tubes, additives for blood collection tubes that permit reliable sedimentation test data after 8 hours from the blood draw, and methods of administering health care using the aforenoted tubes, additives or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Streck, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Hunsley, Wayne L. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7753089
    Abstract: A tank (10) for storing a liquid with a device (11, 12) for feeding one or more substances thixotroping the liquid to the liquid in the tank (10) is characterised in that the device (11, 12) is designed so that it feeds the thixotroping substance or substances to the liquid in the tank (10) as a result of a signal from a signal transmitter, so that the liquid completely thixotropes, at least in a closed outer layer inside the tank (10) that cannot be penetrated by a residue of the liquid, not thixotroped if necessary. This ensures that by simple means the liquid present in the tank (10) is pretended from being discharged or from escaping under certain defined conditions, particularly in emergency situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Thixo II GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Blanke-Bohne, Reinhold Marquardt
  • Patent number: 7753092
    Abstract: A device for feeding one or more substances thixotroping a liquid to a container for storing said liquid, is characterized in that the device comprises a tank containing thixotroping substances, a feeding means for transportation of the thixotroping substances from the tank into the container which contains the liquid, and a pressure generating means for generating a pressure gradients in the thixotroping substances within the feeding means which is directed from the tank to the container. By means of the device according to the invention thixotroping substances can be fed into fluid within the container, in order to prevent discharging and leakage respectively under certain defined circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Thixo II GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Blanke-Bohne, Reinhold Marquardt
  • Patent number: 7748562
    Abstract: Container device for an environmental humidity absorber with an anti-spill system which comprises A lower receptable to collect saline liquid with a recessed rib that fits into a peripheral flange in an outer part of a wall of a tray for hygroscopic material, disposed over the upper edge of the receptable; A drainage tube that extends vertically inserted in a central drainage hole of the receptable embedded into the base of the tray An upper lid with ventilation holes, a lateral peripheral flap over the tray wall and with a lower peripheral flange Recessed projections that fit into the complementary openings of respective horizontal recessed tongues that emerge from opposite sides of the lid, emerge from at least two respective opposing segments of the wall of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Top Grade, S.L.
    Inventor: Eva Schmidt Dios
  • Publication number: 20100147857
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safe and environmental protection type underground oil tank which has a tank body of two-layer structure composed of an inner tank wall and an outer tank wall; an interlayer formed between the inner tank wall and the outer tank wall; the separating explosion-proof materials respectively filled in the cavity of tank body and the interlayer formed between the two-layer tank walls; an oil leak detection device provided in the interlayer between the two-layer tank walls; as well as an oil spill pool established on the manhole cover of the tank body, the bottom of the oil spill pool being connected with the interlayer between the two-layer tank walls. Since the separating explosion-proof materials are provided in the oil tank, it is possible to prevent the accidental combustion and explosion accidents initiated by naked fire, static electricity, welding, gunshot, collision and misoperation, and thus ensure the intrinsic safety of oil tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Xiaodong Huang
  • Patent number: 7736348
    Abstract: A medical irrigation basin and procedural tray assembly includes a basin capable of holding irrigation fluids from irrigating a patient's wound. The basin has a bottom bounded by a perimeter. A wall extends upwards from the perimeter of the bottom and is continuous therewith. A pedestal or pedestal container fittable on the basin can support a body part and may contain useful medical fluids. A pad of absorbent material may be disposed on the bottom of the basin. The pad is adapted to absorb a substantial volume of the irrigation fluids flowing from irrigation of the patient's wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Centurion Medical Products Corporation
    Inventors: Charles S. Booth, Donald J. Propp
  • Patent number: 7624760
    Abstract: A structure-aided method for sealing, from the outside, a liquid-leaking puncture wound in the wall of a liquid container. This method is implemented utilizing a patch body having a perimetered cavity selectively securable to the outside of such a container with the cavity overlying and facing the wound, and the cavity's perimeter surrounding the wound, and a patch pellet confined in the cavity, and possessing a liquid-reaction substance which, with the patch body secured to the container, reacts to contact with liquid leaking from the container at least by imbibing such liquid and swelling to apply wound-sealing pressure, and more preferably by additionally reacting with leakage liquid to form a sticky coagulant mass for aiding in applying sealing pressure to the wound. The patch body may be employed directly on the outside of a container, or with an intermediate, resilient gasket which centralizes the symmetrical introduction of leakage liquid into the pellet-containing cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventors: Russell Allen Monk, Thomas Stegen Ohnstad, James Jackson Milham Henry
  • Patent number: 7608457
    Abstract: Improvements in blood collection and testing. In one aspect, an improved method of manufacturing a blood collection tube, particularly illustrated for use in sedimentation rate testing, including providing an elongated glass tube with an open first end for receiving a venipuncture blood sample of at least 1 ml, formed with a closed end opposite the first end; and applying to a substantial portion of the receptacle a containment barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Streck, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradford A. Hunsley
  • Publication number: 20090242571
    Abstract: An environmentally secure weather containment system for at least one chemical container comprising a primary container significantly nested within and sealingly mated with a secondary container, the primary tank having an exposed portion, the secondary container providing a housing for at least one pump and at least one port for at least one a power line or signal line above a 110% containment level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Kirk Douglas Claborn
  • Publication number: 20090188833
    Abstract: A packaging assembly is disclosed. The packaging assembly is easily assembled and disassembled for convenient use and provides suspension of an enclosed article by way of an arched structure providing protection from impact, shock and vibration. This suspension package and method is called KLOS Pak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Kimberly T. Klos
  • Publication number: 20090127143
    Abstract: This invention is a new and innovative means for storing typical media cases such as CD(s) or DVD(s) in a uniquely shaped slot. Said invention also incorporates features that allows user to interlock, clip together, and display plastic trays on a wall or table top in order to create a variable and expandable storage system that best suits their mounting, installation, and displaying needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: STAX DEVELOPMENT
    Inventors: Micah Jones, Ryan Neal
  • Patent number: 7494024
    Abstract: An additional containment system for a fluid containment vessel includes an outer section, an inner section, and a monitoring system. A plurality of independent and distinct zones of interstitial space are positioned between the outer section and the inner section. The monitoring system is connected to and separately monitors a pressure in each of the zones. A divider plate is attached to both the inner section and the outer section and divides a first zone from a second zone. Upon detecting a leak, the monitoring system provides an indication as to the leak being in the outer section or in the inner section, and upon detecting a leak, the monitoring system also provides an indication as to which of the zones the leak is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: General Holdings Co.
    Inventor: Troy Alan Brown
  • Publication number: 20090026212
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tank for storing flammable liquids underground includes fabricating a cylindrical tank core. Structurally, the core encloses a chamber and has an outer surface. Further, the core includes at least one opening for monitoring the integrity of the chamber positioned on the core's bottom centerline. Also, the tank includes a screen attached to the outer surface of the core along the bottom centerline to cover the opening. Moreover, a foil is affixed to the screen and to the outer surface of the tank core. Sprayed or applied on the foil is a seamless jacket formed from polyurea to encapsulate the tank core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Jess A. Robbins, Richard A. Sharpe
  • Publication number: 20080210691
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a sheet applicable for closing an opening of a liquid dispensing container for a liquid handling system used in chemical experiments, in which the sheet is capable of preventing natural volatilization of a liquid in the container even if the tip is frequently inserted and drawn, and also facilitating inserting and drawing of the tip. The composite. sheet of the present invention comprises a sheet having elastic property and another sheet having slip property wherein the sheets are stacked. The composite sheet of the present invention can be used to close an opening of a liquid dispensing container for a liquid handling system used in chemical experiments. It can prevent volatilization of the solvent, and also facilitate inserting and drawing of the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshinari, Hideo Shimura, Kazumasa Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 7419832
    Abstract: Improvements in blood collection and testing. In one aspect, an improved method of manufacturing a blood collection tube, particularly illustrated for use in sedimentation rate testing, including providing an elongated glass tube with an open first end for receiving a venipuncture blood sample of at least 1 ml, formed with a closed end opposite the first end; and applying to a substantial portion of the receptacle a containment barrier. The improvements also pertain to resulting blood collection tubes, additives for blood collection tubes that permit reliable sedimentation test data after 8 hours from the blood draw, and methods of administering health care using the aforenoted tubes, additives or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Streck, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Hunsley, Wayne L. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20080202905
    Abstract: A keyboard with a waterproof structure disposed in an electronic device is provided, which includes a keyboard key assembly, a waterproof membrane, and a case. The waterproof membrane is assembled on the bottom surface of the keyboard key assembly and the waterproof membrane and the keyboard key assembly are together assembled on the case. A drainage channel is opened along the case, and connected to one side of the waterproof membrane, such that a liquid poured onto the keyboard passes through the keyboard key assembly to flow on the waterproof membrane. Then, the liquid is guided to flow into the drainage channel through the side of the waterproof membrane connected to the drainage channel and afterward flow outside the electronic device through a drainage outlet of the drainage channel, thus preventing the liquid from flowing into the electronic device to cause damage to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsien-Wei Juan, Chia-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 7409969
    Abstract: Structure, for sealing, from the outside, a liquid-leaking puncture wound in the wall of a liquid container. This structure includes a patch body having a perimetered cavity selectively securable via a self-torque-limiting bolt to the outside of such a container in a manner whereby the cavity overlies and faces the wound, with the cavity's perimeter surrounding the wound, and a patch pellet contained and confined in the cavity, and formed, at least in part, of a liquid-reaction substance which, with the patch body secured to the container, reacts to contact with liquid leaking from the container at least by imbibing such liquid and swelling to apply wound-sealing pressure, and more preferably by additionally reacting with leakage liquid to form a sticky coagulant mass for aiding in applying sealing pressure to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventors: Russell Allen Monk, Thomas Stegen Ohnstad, James Jackson Milham Henry
  • Publication number: 20080185804
    Abstract: A holding device for securing the top mounting section of a container is disclosed. The holding device the top mounting section of the container including a received section, the top mounting section in engagement with the receiving section, characterized in that the receiving section is pivotally sealed at the lower edge of the top mounting section and the circumferential edge of the top mounting section is a pivot point connecting with the receiving section, the receiving section has a funnel shape extended downward and the extension is a guiding hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Feng-Jiun Li
  • Publication number: 20080164261
    Abstract: Replaceable tank (RT) for installing in metallic storage tanks for fluids consists of a tank body and one or more orificial members. The RT conforms with inner walls of the storage tank and is made of flexible materials, such as rubber or PVC that are impermeable to the fluids stored. Orificial members having a tubular neck and conforming with the lumen of the orifices of the storage tank are typically made of the same material as the RT. Magnets, attached to, or embedded in, the walls of the RT are attracted to the walls of the metallic storage tank. A method for manufacturing, packaging and for in situ installing an RT is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Zvika Weber, Uri Sheffer
  • Publication number: 20080156808
    Abstract: A container (210) for holding granular/powdered material and formed by a top wall (212), a bottom wall (214), a front wall (216), a rear wall (218), a first side wall (220), and a second side wall (222). A removable lid (D) is interiorly mounted with a scoop (32) and is hinged to a collar (300) that includes a sealing gasket (330). The collar (300) mounts to the walls of the container (210). A sealing wall 240 of the lid (D) cooperates with the gasket (330) to prevent the contents from spilling. The container (210) incorporates sealing features, a geometry for container wall junctions (50) and a junction congruent scoop (32) enabling easy access to the contents, and a strength improving receptacle (280) with indentations (290) that interlock with flex clips (310) of a J-shaped collar (300), and which accommodate wide tolerance variations between the collar (300) and receptacle (280).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: James P. Perry, Jeremy McBroom, Craig A. McCardell, David Compeau, Charles R. Schotthoefer, Frank S. Walczak, Jack E. Elder
  • Patent number: 7381287
    Abstract: A bulk, generally elastomeric and pliable, layered mat formed to permit selective trimming into size-chosen mat trims/tiles, each of which is structured to perform as a self-puncture(wound)-sealing, defined-liquid-reactive, anti-puncture-leakage coating element applicable bondedly to the outside surface of a selected wall in a container holding the defined-liquid. Also disclosed is a method for protecting against liquid leakage from a puncture wound in such a wall including: (a) preparing a generally elastomeric, pliable, layered coating mat of a self-puncture-healing, defined-liquid-reactive, anti-puncture-leakage material; (b) in relation to a selected container wall, selectively removing, by trimming, from the prepared mat one or more mat trims/tiles shaped for specific use on the outside surface of that wall; and (c) applying and surface-bonding the one or more trims/tiles to the outside surface of the selected wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: High Impact Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Russell A. Monk, Thomas S. Ohnstad
  • Patent number: 7290676
    Abstract: A lining system for a fluid containment vessel having an outer section with a floor surface and a vertical surface. The inner section is attached to the outer section so that interstitial space exists between the outer section and the inner section and a continuous negative pressure exists in the interstitial space. The floor surface is formed from a cost saving template. The vessel is divided into at least two independently sealed portions. The inner section includes a shell skirt that reaches a critical height within the vessel to reduce the effects of corrosion and to avoid stresses on the vertical surface. A flushing mechanism allows the area to be purged of any leaked material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Troy Alan Brown