End Wall Structure Patents (Class 220/600)
  • Publication number: 20150108147
    Abstract: A refill system is disclosed. The refill system having a container structure, having a wall with a refill opening, and a sealing structure, wherein the sealing structure is held by the container structure movably along the wall with the refill opening and is movable between a first position, which closes the refill opening, and a second position, which opens the refill opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Ming King Wong
  • Patent number: 8999414
    Abstract: A Dual use food container has two sets of holding surfaces, one positions food items such as taco shells for storage and transport and the other set of surfaces position the taco shell in a position for assembly so the cook can add ingredients like meat, cheese and sauce to the shell without it tipping over. The formed surfaces that enable one position exist substantially without interference with the surfaces that enable the alternative position. A thin film can be applied to the top of the container to seal the food within when positioned for storage and transport and can be adopted to fit snugly in a box further protecting the food. Thin formable materials can be used in making the container. Versions of this material can allow food to be safely warmed in an oven within the container. Methods for preparing food within the container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Crowell Lyon
  • Patent number: 8991628
    Abstract: A container base comprising recessed ribs. The curved recessed ribs permit lighter base weights than traditional bases. The base further permits a larger process window and improved product evacuation. Hot-fill performance of a container is also maintained and/or improved when using the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wurster, Robert Waltemyer, Justin A. Howell, Benton A. Lewis, Michael T. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20150083735
    Abstract: A composite material comprises of at least first and second layers, each comprising a polymeric matrix material and wound tows for reinforcement. The tows are wound in opposite directions in each of the first and second layers such that overlapping tows form crossover regions. The wound tows in the second layer are arranged such that the crossover regions are formed to be laterally offset from the crossover regions in the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: PETER F. GIDDINGS, NICHOLAS J. HENRY, MOHAMMED K. RIAZ
  • Patent number: 8978921
    Abstract: A crate comprises a bottom and two respective pairwise opposing side walls and end walls, wherein the bottom is arch-shaped curving towards the interior of the crate, such that a space between a lower surface of the bottom and a plane defined by a lower end of the crate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: IFCO Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Orgeldinger
  • Patent number: 8960472
    Abstract: A seamless can body in which the flatness of a center panel of a bottom of the thin can body can be stably maintained and the can body has high pressure resistance, high formability, and excellent properties for an internal pressure test. The seamless can body has a can bottom shape having a rim portion protruding to an outside of the can, an annular concave portion protruding to an inside of the can, and a flat center panel extending continuously from an inner peripheral side of the annular concave portion with a corner portion interposed therebetween. The curvature radius (R3) of the corner section is in the range of 1.5 mm<R3?6.0 mm, the depth of the annular concave section is from 1.5 mm to less than 3.0 mm, and the flatness (BSD) of the center panel is from ?0.15 to 0.15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tomaru, Syouta Tanaka, Hayato Fukumoto, Toshiki Okuda
  • Publication number: 20140367394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable container (100) comprising a side wall (2, 32), top (4) and bottom (6), wherein the side wall (2; 32) and the bottom (6) comprise a flexible material, wherein the side wall (2; 32), top (4) and bottom (6) are joined together to define the container (100) with an interior compartment (10) for keeping a fluid inside the container (100). The bottom (6) of the container (100) comprises at least one portion of rigid or semi-rigid material comprising a folding means (124; 224; 324; 324?) that enables folding of the bottom (6). Thus an easy way of folding the bottom of the container is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: SHUJIAN YI
  • Patent number: 8893917
    Abstract: An overflow pan for a water heater utilizing recycled material for cost and material efficiency. The overflow pan includes a bottom, a sidewall with an outlet for water drainage therefrom as is standard, a U-shaped lip and a plurality of ribs spaced therearound. The pan bottom includes an exterior surface having a series of regular hexagon shapes, each comprising a concave web for material reduction while retaining integrity and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Camco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Russell, David M. Krawiec
  • Publication number: 20140305937
    Abstract: FIG. 1 shows a container 10 in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The container 10 is a roll container comprising a base 12, which extends between a first side 14 and a second, opposing, side 16. The sides 14, 16 are supported from beneath by a Z-shaped frame 18. In the embodiment shown, the frame 18 is made of steel. The frame 18 is fitted with four wheels 20, one in each corner of the frame 18, for transportation of the container 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Hepburn Bond LLP
    Inventor: Carlos J. Fordham
  • Publication number: 20140299612
    Abstract: A cup holder is provided. The cup holder is selectively movable about an axis between a stowed position and a deployed position. The cup holder includes a support base rotatable about the axis. The cup holder also includes an arm extending upward from the support base. The arm is rotatable to define the stowed position and the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Gerard Brinas
  • Publication number: 20140231429
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transport item for shipping goods. The transport item includes a body having first outer surface and a second outer surface, and a thickness therebetween. The body is formed from a thermoset foam material. The transport item also includes a first insertable component having a first portion located within the thickness of the body and a second portion that extends outside of the body beyond the first outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Jason Frankenberg
  • Patent number: 8777037
    Abstract: A device 10 for selectively dispensing ones of multiple fluids, preferably cleaning agents, is disclosed. The device includes a reservoir 50 that holds a diluent “D” therein and a housing 20 that includes a main body segment 22 and a head segment 26. A container assembly 100 may be held between the main body and head segments 22, 26. The container assembly may include at least one container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116. Each container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116 houses a concentrate “C,” for example, a concentrated form of a cleaning or other agent therein. The diluent “D” and concentrates “C” are kept separate from each other, whereby no end use product is stored in the device 10. Instead, end use product is mixed on demand during dispensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jeffrey L. Crull, Lawrence J. Fenske, Cunjiang Cheng, Cory J. Nelson, Jose M. Arevalo
  • Publication number: 20140183191
    Abstract: A container is provided that includes a base having a substantially flat top and a substantially flat bottom, and a housing having a first floor flap and a second floor flap. The first floor flap has a first aperture or marking and the second floor flap has a second aperture or marking. A first fastener extends through the first floor flap and into the base, attaching the first floor flap to the base, and a second fastener extends through the second floor flap and into the base, attaching the second floor flap to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Steven KERR
  • Publication number: 20140175103
    Abstract: A bowl is configured to be put on a top of a cup. The bowl comprises a inward concave body used for food. The body also has a cylindrical outward concave. The outward concave is formed integrally at the center of the body. The outward concave has also a concave base and an inner wall. The outward concave is configured to receive the upper portion of the cup. The outward concave is placed on the top of the cup, so that the concave base and the inner wall surround and securely grab the upper portion of the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: SUNGSIK OH
  • Patent number: 8757423
    Abstract: A composite pressure vessel assembly method includes fitting an end portion of a tubular member into an annular slot formed in an end cap. Sealant may be in the annular slot. The end cap includes an annular groove in an exterior surface of the end cap body portion. A first material layer is formed on an exterior surface of the tubular member. The first material layer includes a first composite material including fibers oriented circumferentially to the tubular member. A second material layer is formed on the first material layer with a portion of the second material layer being disposed into the annular groove, and includes a second composite material including fibers oriented axially to the tubular member. A third material layer is formed adjacent the second material layer and in the annular groove, and includes a third composite material including fibers having an orientation circumferential to the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Kleber, John E. Carsley, Hamid G. Kia, Chen-Shih Wang, Ce Sun, Elisabeth J. Berger, Stephan Fell, Valentin Schultheis
  • Publication number: 20140124390
    Abstract: A method and a container for secure enclosing and secure transport of an accumulator, in particular a lithium ion accumulator, includes a cover, a base plate and a rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Niluefer Baba
  • Publication number: 20140117028
    Abstract: A cargo holding device, such as a cargo container or pallet, in particular for loading aircraft, comprising at least one bottom element and at least one pultruded profile element of fibre-reinforced plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Telair International GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Huber
  • Publication number: 20140117027
    Abstract: A container for storing a liquid. The container includes at least one side wall and a bottom wall defining an interior space. The bottom wall has an interior surface which is defined by at least a first surface and a second surface. The first surface aggregates a residual amount of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventor: DAVID C. ULSTAD
  • CUP
    Publication number: 20140076906
    Abstract: A cup including a main body is provided. The main body has a bottom, an outer side surface and an inner side surface. The outer side surface is smooth and arcuate. The inner side surface has plural protruding portions extending longitudinally and arranged on the inner side surface annularly. The inner side surface has plural concave portions extending longitudinally. Each of the concave portions is formed between two protruding portions. The inner side surface is arranged with at least one reinforcing rib integrally protruding thereon and extending radially. The reinforcing rib divides at least parts of the protruding and concave portions into two material-reduced areas. Whereby, the usage of material of the main body can be reduced, and the reinforcing rib provides excellent structural strength of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chi-Jui HUNG
  • Publication number: 20140069936
    Abstract: A container invention includes a base and a plurality of walls extending upward from the base to define a container interior. A plurality of ribs are formed on a bottom surface of the base. The plurality of ribs include a plurality of channels therethrough for drainage of liquid off the base when the container is inverted. The ribs and channels may be arranged to facilitate drainage of liquid from the base away from one wall toward another wall. When the container is inverted, an open lid of the container causes the base of the container to slope toward the second wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Margaret McCanless
  • Publication number: 20140027462
    Abstract: A wine glass constructed from molded plastic includes an upper body defining an upwardly narrowed flume for concentrating the wine bouquet, in combination with a contoured lower base defining an annular moat surrounding a central punt for enhanced visual inspection of the wine. In addition, the upper body further includes a notched indent at an outboard side thereof forming a shelf for facilitated fingertip grasping and manipulation of the assembled glass. In one form, the upper body and lower base of the wine glass are provided as separate modules adapted for assembly to form the wine glass, and disassembly for respective compact stacking. In another form, the wine glass has a one-piece construction adapted for compact stacking by nested reception of the upwardly narrowed flume partially into the underside of the lower base of an overlying glass in the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: By The Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Boyd I. Willat, Joseph T. Perrulli, Paul H. Velick
  • Publication number: 20140014670
    Abstract: A hand-held vessel has a bottom wall, a sidewall and a supportive strap attached to the bottom wall and the sidewall. The bottom wall and sidewall have an inner and outer surface. The sidewall extends from the bottom wall, whereby the inner surfaces of the bottom wall and sidewall define a cavity for holding fluids or loose materials therein. The strap has a first end and a second end, whereby the first end is fixedly attached to the sidewall and the second end is selectively secured to the bottom wall. The strap is adaptable to accept a user's hand disposed between the strap and the outer surface of the sidewall. The strap urges the hand against the outer surface of the sidewall to secure the vessel to the hand and stabilize the vessel with respect to movement relative to the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Bercom international, LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Bergman, Matthew V. Leyden, Jeffrey B. Waffensmith
  • Patent number: 8627973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container comprising foldable sidewalls which has a hinge connection which almost entirely prevents the base from slumping relative to the sidewall even under load, The container may be produced in a particularly simple and inexpensive manner, since due to the specific hinge connection, the base may be produced, in an injection-molding process, without any slide in the tool, and since a simple tool arrangement is thus enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: IFCO Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Hendrik Dekkers
  • Publication number: 20140008375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of utensils and processes for worldwide wine production. More specifically, the invention relates to a flute model for beverages, manufactured from an appropriate material, the field of application of which comprises household articles and utensils for serving fine beverages such as sparkling beverages. The present invention also relates to the process of manufacturing the flute for beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicants: CRISTALLERIE STRAUSS S.A., ASSOCIACAO BRASILEIRA DE ENOLOGIA - ABE
    Inventors: Mauro Celso Zanus, Carlos Eduardo Abarzua Espejo, Frederico Werner Strauss
  • Publication number: 20140001183
    Abstract: A container adapted for holding shrink wrap in place without the use of adhesives. The shrink wrap is held in place by at least one protuberance on the sides or bottom of the container. The protuberance has a particular design in relationship to the sides or bottom of the container that prevents slippage of the shrink wrap. Also disclosed is a container system for consumable products, comprising the aforementioned container, at least one lid, and a shrink wrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Yukihiro Urushidani, Ronald Bailey
  • Publication number: 20130340629
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing and dispensing single serving gelatin-based food products in an efficient and cost-effective way. A gelatin-based product making device includes a container receiving portion configured to removably receive one or more disposable dry ingredients containers that store dry ingredients used to make the gelatin-based products. The device is operative to automatically mix the dry ingredients with a liquid, heat the mixture, and rapidly cool the mixture to form a batch of gelatin-based product. The device includes a dispenser operative to dispense single servings of the gelatin-based product into cups that may be provided to consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Jeff Jetton, Jordan Blakley, Kenneth Tarlow
  • Publication number: 20130344220
    Abstract: A cupholder for a blender that is compact enough for home use, rugged enough to blend frozen beverages, simple to use and safe. The cupholder preferably has a generally cylindrically shaped body having a bottom and open top. A cupholder upper lip is preferably formed along the upper edge of the cupholder body. The cupholder upper lip preferably has an overhanging front portion that allows a user to slide his or her fingers underneath the overhang to conveniently push the cupholder into the cupholder receiving area or pull it out. A portion of the cupholder lip preferably also has substantially straight side edges to prevent the cupholder from rotating during the blending process. On the sides of the cupholder lip are preferably two lip indentations which allow a user to easily remove a cup with food or beverage from the cupholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: F'real Foods, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Farrell, Gage C. Cauchois
  • Publication number: 20130334234
    Abstract: A food container is provided that has a formed cavity having top edge and two or more flaps coupled with one the top edge. Each of the flaps may extend half-way or more between opposite points of the container. The flaps may include a closure mechanism to secure the flaps in a closed position to provide a covering for substantially all of the area defined by the top edge, thereby closing the formed cavity. The formed cavity may include one or more radiused portions, with one or more of the flaps including a raduised extension that extends outwardly relative to a connection point between the flap and the cavity top edge. One or more of the flaps may include a recessed portion having a flap sidewall that is located adjacent to a formed cavity sidewall when the flap is folded to cover a top opening of the food container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Eco-Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Vernon, Paul Santoski, Steve Rosse, Gabriel Collins
  • Patent number: 8608014
    Abstract: Cylindrical pressure vessel with an internal body enclosed by an external body, with a cylindrical section closed by end caps and with the internal body and external body kept separate from each other to avoid a transfer of shear forces, wherein at least one end cap is connected only with the external body and contacts, with an overlap section intruding into the internal body, the inside surface of the internal body, with a seal arranged in the overlap section that contacts an interior circumferential surface of the internal body, and with at least one recess serving as a defined leakage path in case of an expansion of the external body relative to the internal body being arranged on the side of the seal facing away from the interior chamber, in the interior circumferential surface of the internal body that encloses the overlap section of the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Mueller, Mark James Fahey
  • Publication number: 20130299524
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems for transferring molten metal from one structure to another. Aspects of the invention include a transfer chamber constructed inside of or next to a vessel used to retain molten metal. The transfer chamber is in fluid communication with the vessel so molten metal from the vessel can enter the transfer chamber. A powered device, which may be inside of the transfer chamber, moves molten metal upward and out of the transfer chamber and preferably into a structure outside of the vessel, such as another vessel or a launder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: MOLTEN METAL EQUIPMENT INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Molten Metal Equipment Innovations, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130299368
    Abstract: A vessel including an inlet to receive fluids; at least five side walls configured in a polygonal shape, a lower angled section having an angle selected to enable mass flow of fluids coupled to the side walls, and an outlet coupled to the lower angled section is disclosed. A system of vessels including a first vessel and a second vessel, each including an inlet to receive fluids, at least five side walls configured in a polygonal shape, a lower angled section having an angle selected to enable mass flow of fluids coupled to the side walls, and an outlet coupled to the lower angled section, wherein the first vessel and the second vessel have at least one common side wall is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joe Sherwood
  • Publication number: 20130299506
    Abstract: A bucket with a funnel shape inside toward the center of the bottom of the bucket. The funnel shaped inside bottom makes a received product material funnel to the center, making it easy to siphon the majority of the product material inside the bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Sebastian Chavez, Sage Marler
  • Publication number: 20130284751
    Abstract: A fluid tank is disclosed for use with a machine. The fluid tank may have a plurality of walls connected to each other to substantially enclose a volume, and a sump connected to at least one of the plurality of walls at a location gravitationally lower than the volume formed by the plurality of walls. The fluid tank may also have a plurality of different ports disposed within the sump at different gravitational levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony M. RUND
  • Publication number: 20130221014
    Abstract: A package for delivery of a tacky product includes a carrier with a plurality of cavities separately disposed along a length and width thereof. Each of the cavities in the carrier tape includes a base that is sized to operably receive and support the product within the cavity. The base of each cavity includes a surface profile which defines a contact surface area that is sufficiently low so as to facilitate removal of the product from the cavity without damage to the product. In some cases, the contact surface area is less than about 50% of a base surface area of the base. The carrier may be configured to stack with other carriers without risk of damage to the tacky product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Bergquist Company
    Inventor: The Bergquist Company
  • Publication number: 20130213979
    Abstract: A plastic container is disclosed that includes a sidewall portion and a base portion. In embodiments, the sidewall portion is configured to be rigid and substantially resist internal vacuum forces associated with the container, and the base is configured to flex in response to such internal vacuum forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130212985
    Abstract: A box includes a floor, two end walls and two side walls. In the floor, a plurality of openings are provided, which are dimensioned to each receive a supporting bar. The openings are arranged to evenly lift a carrier introduced into the box with supporting bars introduced into the openings and position the same at a position above the floor. A rack for receiving such a box includes a supporting frame and the plurality of supporting bars which are mountable to the supporting frame. Further, a system and a method for the presentation of products are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: IFCO SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: IFCO Systems GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130213980
    Abstract: A plastic container is disclosed that includes a sidewall portion and a base portion. In embodiments, the base portion includes a flexible base portion configured for a first position, a second position, and a third position in response to internal forces associated with filling and cooling of container contents. The first position is a position following formation or molding, and prior to filling; the second position is a position during or following filling of contents at an elevated temperature, but before cooling or significant cooling of the contents, the second position is vertically lower than the first position; and the third position is a position after cooling of contents and vacuum forces associated with the contents have been substantially addressed, the third position is vertically higher than the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8511506
    Abstract: A transport case 1 with hinged side parts 3, 4 made of plastic is provided, whereby the height of the hinged side parts 3, 4 is greater than 16 centimeters or the permissible load of the transport case is greater than 16 kg, and wicket-shaped hollow stiffening strips 11, 12 are present in the hinged side parts 3, 4. The stiffening strips 11, 12 formed by injection of liquid have a surface roughness that is less than 10 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: IFCO Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Ringler
  • Publication number: 20130206780
    Abstract: The bulk bin of the present invention comprises four sides and a base. The interior of the bulk bin comprises a substantially smooth and continuous surface, without any sharp or abrupt corners or edges. Each of the sides comprises a top strip portion and a curved wall portion. The top strip is substantially straight in the horizontal direction, whereas the curved wall portion is curved (in a concave manner) in the horizontal direction. A chamfer provides a smooth transition between the relative straightness of the top strip portion and the concavity of the curved wall portion, while maintaining the overall smooth and continuous interior surface of the bulk bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: ELVINCO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Flemming Elvin-Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130186905
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy and recycle method are provided in which the recycled used beverage containers form an alloy composition useful with relatively minor compositional adjustments for body stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: GOLDEN ALUMINUM, INC.
    Inventor: GOLDEN ALUMINUM, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130153582
    Abstract: A technique for allowing the convenient and orderly withdrawal of contents is disclosed. An apparatus according to the technique may include a container which includes an enhancement at the rim of the container. The enhancement provides the functionality to move edible and/or inedible substances onto objects. In one example, the enhancement may protrude inwardly as a smoothed surface that may push substances onto objects as the objects are removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: SIMPLE WAVE LLC
    Inventor: SIMPLE WAVE LLC
  • Publication number: 20130146606
    Abstract: Packaging comprising separate laminar bodies that form the base with opposing parallel sides and two pairs of side walls (2-3) that have, near the lower edges thereof, slots (5) into which tabs (4) on the edges of the base fit, the side edges of the second pair of side walls (3) having further tabs (4?) that fit into further slots (5?) made near the side edges of the first pair of side walls (2), the tabs (4-4?) having harpoon-shaped retention stops that hook over areas adjacent to the ends of said slots (5-5?) made in all the side walls (2-3). The packaging may also include a flat element at the top (10, 10?, 10?) that acts as a lid for the packaging and makes the structure of the packaging more sturdy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: OBEIKAN MDF ESPANA, S.L.
    Inventor: Obeikan MDF Espana, S.L.
  • Publication number: 20130134159
    Abstract: A component for a storage container configured to receive vertically oriented articles. The component includes a tubular sidewall extending longitudinally from a base, and at least one spacer portion extending from an underside of the base and configured for engagement with an interior surface of a corresponding storage container. The component also includes at least one pair of retainer elements extending laterally from an inner surface of the tubular sidewall and inwardly into an interior region of the component, and with the retainer elements being oppositely oriented and configured to retain a vertically oriented article therebetween by frictional engagement with opposite longitudinal edges of the article, and wherein an insertion force for resilient deflection of the retainer elements during insertion of the article is less than a removal force for resilient deflection of the retainer elements during removal of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank A. Chan
  • Publication number: 20130119625
    Abstract: A container includes a body having base wall and a side wall extending upward from the base wall. The body includes a bracket portion having an elongated slot. An axle extends through the elongated slot. The axle is slidable in the elongated slot between a deployed position and a retracted position. A wheel is connected proximate one end of the axle. A clip secures the axle within the elongated slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Publication number: 20130112578
    Abstract: The invention disclosed is a drink container of the general size of a single, double, or other size shot glass for drinking liquors and spirits having the aesthetic shape and features of a prophylactic condom. The drink container may be made of a rigid plastic or resilient material, such as silicone rubber. The drink container is formed of side walls extending into a rounded closed basal end, with an opening at the opposite lip end, and can include text or graphic labels on the exterior surface. The resilient drink container is inter-convertible between an extended and collapse conformation, and may be packaged in a flat, square-shaped sealed wrapper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Kyle Matthew Lemke
  • Patent number: 8430264
    Abstract: A package for delivery of a tacky product includes a carrier with a plurality of cavities separately disposed along a length and width thereof. Each of the cavities in the carrier tape includes a base that is sized to operably receive and support the product within the cavity. The base of each cavity includes a surface profile which defines a contact surface area that is sufficiently low so as to facilitate removal of the product from the cavity without damage to the product. In some cases, the contact surface area is less than about 50% of a base surface area of the base. The carrier may be configured to stack with other carriers without risk of damage to the tacky product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Bergquist Company
    Inventors: Radesh Jewram, William E. McIntosh, Jeremy J. Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20130087568
    Abstract: A container made of thermoplastic material, including a body that extends between a neck and a base that is able to withstand, without significantly deforming, a hydrostatic pressure caused by the column of a liquid contained in the container, the column of liquid being increased by a pressure not exceeding 2×105 Pa. The base includes main ribs in the form of grooves that are open towards the outside and extend approximately radially, passing through an annular zone that forms an approximately flat seat by way of which the base can rest in a stable manner on a flat support. The main ribs extend upwards on a wall connecting the base to the body of the container. The container has a shoulder that forms a joining zone between the connecting wall and the body of the container, and the main ribs extend upwards beyond the shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Wilfried Hermel, Pierrick Protais
  • Publication number: 20130084159
    Abstract: The present invention is generally applicable to a container. More specifically, the invention is applicable to a waste container for the collection, storage and transport of waste and refuse material. The waste containers of the present invention are particularly useful for the collection, storage and transporting of organic waste material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Wastequip, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Warren, Alex Batista, Anne Brantley, John Ford, Michael Gatto
  • Publication number: 20130082064
    Abstract: Polyoxymethylene polymer compositions are disclosed that contain an impact modifier. In accordance with the present disclosure, the impact modifier is attached to the polyoxymethylene polymer and comprises a thermoplastic elastomer containing carbonate groups, such as polycarbonate groups. In one embodiment, a coupling agent bonds the impact modifier to the polyoxymethylene polymer. Incorporation of an impact modifier containing carbonate groups has been found to produce articles having good impact resistance properties while also preserving the permeability of the material. The polymer composition is well suited to producing containment devices, especially fuel tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: TICONA LLC
    Inventor: TICONA LLC
  • Patent number: 8408418
    Abstract: A unitary cover is adapted for use with a tubular container having an open end with a cylindrical connecting bead at the open end. The unitary cover comprises a central circular wall. An annular flange is at a periphery of the central circular wall comprising a downwardly opening U-shaped channel receivable on the cylindrical connecting bead. A bung opening is provided through the central circular wall. A rib network depends downwardly from the central circular wall surrounding the bung opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Kuzelka