Adhered (e.g., Welded, Cemented, Soldered, Bonded, Etc.) Patents (Class 220/612)
  • Patent number: 10340765
    Abstract: A motor unit is received in a first space of a motor case. A frame contacts an inner peripheral wall of the motor case and is fixed in an inside of the motor case. A cutout, which is formed in at least one of the motor case and the frame, forms a seal groove, which extends in a circumferential direction between the motor case and the frame. A cover covers the seal groove and forms a second space in an inside of the cover. A seal material is received in the seal groove and limits intrusion of liquid, such as water, from an outside of the motor case and the cover into the first space and the second space. In this way, intrusion of the liquid into the first space and the second space can be limited with the seal material provided in the single seal groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10040608
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metal bottle seal that is disposed on the curl of the metal bottle. The bottle seal may be held in place by crimping of the curl. In addition, adhesive may be used to hold the bottle seal on the curl. Adhesives can be used that fill discontinuities that may exist in the curl as a result of substantial drawing and ironing of the metal. Further, the metal bottle seal can be made of a material or laminated with a material that is soft enough to fill the discontinuities. The seal can be preformed as a continuous annulus for easy application to the top of the metal bottle. The metal bottle seal can also be used in conjunction with a cap seal to ensure an adequate and reliable seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: STOLLE MACHINERY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Olson, Edmund Gillest
  • Patent number: 10024152
    Abstract: A housing contains an internal volume. A heat-sensitive device is contained by the housing and consumes a device percentage of the internal volume. The device percentage equals the percentage of the internal volume of the housing consumed by the heat-sensitive device. A phase-change material is positioned within the housing to conduct heat from the heat-sensitive device. The phase-change material consumes a percentage of the internal volume equal to 100 percent minus the device percentage minus an expansion percentage. The phase-change material expands in volume by an amount more than 75 percent of the expansion percentage upon occurrence of a phase-change event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Clovis S. Bonavides, William George Dillon
  • Patent number: 9706673
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an electronic device, that accommodates a gyro element as an electronic component in an inner space formed by a base and a lid as a lid body, includes: preparing the lid in which a groove is provided on the rear surface which is welded with the base, and an opening area of the groove on the inner space side which is greater than an opening area on the outer periphery side of the lid; welding, first, the base and the lid at a portion excluding an unwelded portion that includes at least apart of the groove, of a planned welding portion of the base and the lid; and welding, second, the base and the lid at the unwelded portion such that the groove is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kawauchi, Shinya Aoki, Juichiro Matsuzawa, Masaru Mikami
  • Patent number: 9694947
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metal bottle seal that is disposed on the curl of the metal bottle. The bottle seal may be held in place by crimping of the curl. In addition, adhesive may be used to hold the bottle seal on the curl. Adhesives can be used that fill discontinuities that may exist in the curl as a result of substantial drawing and ironing of the metal. Further, the metal bottle seal can be made of a material or laminated with a material that is soft enough to fill the discontinuities. The seal can be preformed as a continuous annulus for easy application to the top of the metal bottle. The metal bottle seal can also be used in conjunction with a cap seal to ensure an adequate and reliable seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: STOLLE MACHINERY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Olson, Edmund Gillest
  • Patent number: 9156223
    Abstract: A container is provided. The container includes a sidewall, a bottom closure, and a chime. The chime is coupled to a first end of the sidewall by adhesive. The bottom closure is coupled to a second end of the sidewall by adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Precision Components Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Stolzman, Kenneth J. Kuzelka, Wiktor Dydo
  • Publication number: 20150136780
    Abstract: Container for foodstuffs, in particular coffee, comprising a central body (11) made of flexible material, a bottom (12) associated to a lower end (15) of the central body (11), and a lid (20, 39) attached to an upper end (21) of the central body (11) by means of an upper ring (25, 45), made of rigid plastic material. The container (10) also comprises a lower ring (13), also made of rigid plastic material, which makes the bottom (12) solid with the central body (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ILLYCAFFE' SPA CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Walter Tamaro, Giulio Gerbino
  • Publication number: 20150114981
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir assembly, for containing a fluid such as a lubricant is disclosed with a first end plate, a body and a second end plate. The body is preferably formed from plastic or glass. The end plates are composed of a molded plastic resin and are sealingly fastened to the body with an adhesive. The reservoir assembly has an inlet and outlet. Depending upon the configuration of the end plates and body, reservoirs of various sizes, capacities and cross-sectional shapes (e.g. circular, rectangular, etc.) can be fabricated without the need for dedicated molds and specialized tooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: OIL-RITE CORPORATION
    Inventor: MICHAEL J. WECH
  • Publication number: 20150098171
    Abstract: A hermetic sealing cap includes a base material, a first plated layer formed on the base material, and a second plated layer formed on the first plated layer. A surface of the base material is sectioned into a first region, a second region not adjacent to the first region inside the first region, a third region adjacent to the first region inside the first region, and a fourth region adjacent to the first region outside the first region. In the third region and the fourth region, the first plated layer is exposed to be oxidized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nagatomo, Ken Asada
  • Patent number: 8998023
    Abstract: A spherical object formed of several joint parts and a method for producing a spherical object formed of several joint parts, where the spherical object includes at least twenty pieces of hexagonal panel type elements and at least twelve pieces of pentagonal panel type elements. The radius of curvature of each panel type element is shaped in such a way that, when assembled, the elements make up a hollow spherical object with a radius of not less than 1.5 meters. Each panel type element is additionally provided with an attachment and handling cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Vaasaball LNG Products Oy
    Inventor: Juha Ari Niemi
  • Patent number: 8998027
    Abstract: A retort container includes a metal end applied and sealed to an all-thermoplastic container body by a crimp-seaming or double-seaming operation. The metal end has an outer curl joined to a chuck wall that extends down from the curl. One or both of the inner surface of the container side wall and the outer surface of the chuck wall has/have a heat-sealable material thereon. The metal end is crimp-seamed or double-seamed to the container body and the heat-sealable material(s) are heated to soften or melt such that the interface between the chuck wall and the side wall is fused. The interface is oriented along a direction relative to internal pressure exerted on the metal end such that stress on the interface caused by the internal pressure is predominantly shear stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Price, Jeremy Morin
  • Patent number: 8991632
    Abstract: A canister includes a container having a body formed to include an interior region and a brim coupled to an upper portion of the body. The canister further includes a closure adapted to be coupled to the brim to close a mouth opening into the interior region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Minnette, David J. Jochem, Ken Jochem
  • Publication number: 20150076164
    Abstract: Container for packaging under pressure of a filling product continuum, notably (semi-)liquid fluids, or discontinuous filling products resp, (such as foam, pastes, cream, or powders, comprising a neck section (23) with a pouring opening (24) on its top side, an adjacent sheathing section (22) forming the body of the container (1), and a bottom section (21) of the container, which is essentially composed of a plastic polymer which is closable on said top section (21) with a closure (5), remarkable In that the bottom section (21) disposed opposite said top section is closed by a separately added bottom (21) which is attached to said body (22) by means of a joint (13), and in that said body (22) is provided with a set of reinforcements (30), and a method for manufacturing it (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Dirk De Cuyper, William Dierickx
  • Patent number: 8955711
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed liners, linings, tanks including the same, and methods of providing liners and linings for tanks. In an exemplary embodiment, a liner or lining includes a bottom sheet and a plurality of side sheets. At least one pair of adjacent side sheets is joined by an extrusion weld along an interface between the pair of adjacent side sheets. The extrusion weld is coupled to at least one mechanical fastener which is coupled to at least one structural component such that the pair of adjacent side sheets is anchored to the structural component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis Goad
  • Publication number: 20150034635
    Abstract: A container includes a plurality of weldable hybrid composite panels. Each panel includes a four sided composite panel element, wherein each of the four sides defines a side edge and the composite panel element is formed of fibrous reinforcement layers encased in a resin matrix. Weldable metallic elongated edge elements extend along and are either fixed to the side edges of an outside surface of the panel element or extend from a periphery of the panel element, such that each of the weldable elongated edge elements has a profile that is the same as a profile of its respective side edge. The weldable elongated edge elements are structured to enable the composite panel to be welded at its peripheral edges. The container also includes a plurality of metal rails attached together and defining a rectangular parallelepiped frame having six sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, Eric D. Cassidy, Anthony M. Viselli, Bruce Segee
  • Patent number: 8919598
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation panel assembly having upper, lower, and first and second side vacuum insulation panels. The upper vacuum insulation panel has an aperture formed therethrough and an edge forming an overlap joint. The lower vacuum insulation panel also has an aperture formed therethrough and an edge forming an overlap joint. The first and second side vacuum insulation panels have an arcuate, half-cylindrical shape with a top edge forming an overlap joint configured to engage the overlap joint of the upper vacuum insulation panel, a bottom edge forming an overlap joint configured to engage the overlap joint of the lower vacuum insulation panel, and first and second side edges forming overlap joints configured to engage the overlap joints of the first and second side edges of the other side vacuum insulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: AMTROL Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Gary Kampf, Christopher A. Van Haaren
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140326741
    Abstract: A case is disclosed that is made from a corrugated material and has a generally flat transversely extending base panel and first and second transversely extending, generally parallel, side wall panels upstanding from, and being oriented generally orthogonal to, the base panel. First and third end wall panels meet at a first vertically extending seam extending upwards from one end of the base panel and second and fourth end wall panels meet at a second vertically extending seam extending upwards from an opposite end of the base panel. A blank for forming such a case is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: H. J. Paul Langen
  • Patent number: 8851322
    Abstract: Preform (1) or preform assembly for blow molding a container (23), wherein the preform or preform assembly has a neck portion (4), a lid element (16) being provided at the neck portion, an opening extending into the neck portion, providing access to an internal space of the preform or preform assembly. Method for blow molding a container. Container blown from a preform or preform assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Heineken Supply Chain B.V.
    Inventor: Bernardus Cornelis Johannes Landman
  • Publication number: 20140197181
    Abstract: A can for processed or non-processed foods is provided, for use by food companies or others, which is a three-piece can and which has a cylindrical shape. One of the ends is expanded (necked-out), thus top and bottom have different diameters, but within limits not to compromise rolling on flat surfaces and guides minimizing friction between the external part of the cylindrical body with the finish or artwork while rolling. The can may also be stacked, since it is provided with different diameters top and bottom, which fit in when stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: RIMET EMPREENDIMENTOS INDUSTRIAIS E COMERCIAIS S.A.
    Inventors: Pedro Shigueru TAKAHARA, Jairo Carlos Dos SANTOS
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8746489
    Abstract: The present application provides a container, such as a metal or plastic can, that has a rim with an integral heat seal zone (26) and a heat sealable powder or hot melt coating (42) applied to the heat seal zone (26) of the upper rim. In another embodiment, the container includes: a sidewall having an upper rim, wherein the upper rim includes an upwardly inclined and integrally formed heat seal zone (26); a heat sealable coating (42) applied to the heat seal zone (26) of the upper rim; and a peelable foil lid (30) removably attached to the heat seal zone (26) of the upper rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Boehler, Raffaele Martinoni
  • Patent number: 8550276
    Abstract: A cylindrical structure includes a vertical wall (3) and a bottom wall (2), the bottom wall having a plurality of sectors (4) which are rotated images of each other, each sector including a plurality of adjacent rectangular elements (8), characterized by the fact that the bottom wall has the shape of a regular polygon whereof each side (6) corresponds to one of the sectors, the edges of the rectangular elements of one sector being respectively perpendicular and parallel to the side of the polygon corresponding to the sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Gaztransport et Technigaz
    Inventors: Yves Richard, Adnan Ezzarhouni
  • Publication number: 20130240070
    Abstract: A pipe includes a tubular pipe formed of a metal sheet that is spirally wound such that opposite edges of the metal sheet are joined by a crimped lock seam that extends helically along a length of the tubular pipe. A sealing arrangement includes a helically extending worked surface band extending along the crimped lock seam and to both sides of the crimped lock seam, the worked surface band having a surface roughness that is greater than a surface roughness of unworked surface portions outside of the worked surface band. A helically extending external coating band is applied over the crimped lock seam and bonded to the worked surface band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Mark J. Swarny, Daniel W. Aberle, Gregory W. Byrne, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130086938
    Abstract: A cool storage material container is formed by brazing together peripheral edge portions of two aluminum plates. A cool storage material for storing cool is charged into a cool storage material accommodation space. The cool storage material container has a seal portion provided by closing a thermal storage material charging inlet which is formed at the peripheral edge portions of the two aluminum plates and is used to charge the cool storage material into the cool storage material accommodation space. The seal portion includes two outward protrusions which are formed by pressing and collapsing the thermal storage material charging inlet such that they project outward from the two aluminum plates and are brought into close contact with each other. The outward protrusions are bonded together by an anaerobic adhesive and are bent in the thickness direction of the aluminum plates such that their bent portions have a V-shaped cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohisa Higashiyama, Osamu Kamoshida, Tatsuhiro Mizo
  • Patent number: 8414727
    Abstract: A method for securing a bottom piece to a paper-made container forms first and second glue layers in one injection molding process. The method includes a mold set has a first concavity located corresponding to the open top of the paper-made container and communicating with a pouring path of an entrance via a first passage in the mold. A second concavity is defined in the mold and communicates with a second passage which communicates with the pouring path via a hole defined through the bottom piece. The two glue layers are formed within one molding process while the bottom piece is connected to the paper-made container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Pei-Ti Lin
  • Publication number: 20130008904
    Abstract: A canister includes a container having a body formed to include an interior region and a brim coupled to an upper portion of the body. The canister further includes a closure adapted to be coupled to the brim to close a mouth opening into the interior region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Minnette, David J. Jochem, Ken Jochem
  • Patent number: 8348088
    Abstract: The container includes a floor and a plurality of side walls extending upwardly from the floor. The floor includes a first panel spaced away from a second panel by a plurality of ribs connecting the first panel to the second panel. The ribs each circumscribe an opening through the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Publication number: 20120329353
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive composition that includes a non functionalized metallocene catalyzed polymer and a second polymer selected from the group including amorphous poly alpha olefins, uni-modal metallocene catalyzed polymers, hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers and combinations thereof and nonwoven and packaging articles including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Kevin Davis, Timothy W. Roska, Barry Snyder
  • Patent number: 8322559
    Abstract: A shipping and storage drum comprises a unitary base of synthetic resin comprising a circular center wall connected at a peripheral edge to a connecting ring having an upwardly opening threaded annular channel. A tubular fiberboard sidewall defines a peripherally closed space having open opposite upper and lower ends. The tubular sidewall lower end is threaded into the threaded annular channel to close the sidewall lower end. The shipping and storage drum may also comprise a chime of synthetic resin comprising a connecting ring having a downwardly opening threaded annular channel receiving the upper end of the tubular sidewall, the chime for removably receiving a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Kuzelka
  • Publication number: 20120279972
    Abstract: Enclosures and panels for forming such enclosures can include a first edge having a front side and a rear side, each side having a first portion of a fastening medium thereon, and a second edge having first and second flaps, each flap having an inner surface with a second portion of the fastening medium thereon. The flaps of a first panel can engaged with the front and rear sides of an adjacent panel, and similarly, any number of adjacent panels can be engaged in this manner to form a sealed enclosure, usable for maintaining a pressure differential between the interior and exterior thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Samer U. Al-Azem
  • Patent number: 8261931
    Abstract: A fluid tank is disclosed. The fluid tank includes at least one joint including an adhesive that is non-tacky at a first temperature, has a flow point temperature at a second temperature that is greater than the first temperature, and a cure and bond temperature at a third temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron K. Amstutz
  • Patent number: 8245872
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rigid or semirigid plastic part designed to form the bottom of a package whose side wall consists of a laminated film. The plastic part has a central axis and includes the following features: a peripheral welding zone designed to contact and be welded to the inside surface of the side wall; a convex inside face and a concave outside face; the inside face and the outside face each comprise a zone whose centre is on the axis and which is designed to contact a tool used to attach the part to the side wall; and a profile at least partially defined by a curve. The invention also relates to a package having a bottom consisting of the plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Aisapack Holding S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Hanot, Stéphane Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20120193368
    Abstract: A multi-piece metal cylindrical can with tapered ends including a double-seam joint creating a hermetic seal. The cylindrical can includes can ends, a side wall portion, a first transition portion and a second transition portion. The can ends each have a diameter that is less than the diameter of the side wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Jianwen Hu
  • Patent number: 8167181
    Abstract: A motorcycle saddlebag is formed of a plurality of panels. The saddlebag includes an outer panel, an inner panel, a lid, and a hinge. Some embodiments may also include a bottom panel. The lid is coupled to the outer panel by the hinge. The inner panel includes flanges extending around at least some of its perimeter edges. The outer panel is generally U-shaped shaped and receives the inner panel such that the flanges engage inner surfaces of the outer panel. The flanges are joined to the inner surfaces of the outer panel such that the outer and inner panel (and, in some embodiments, a bottom panel) cooperate to define a storage chamber. In some embodiments, portions of the outer panel extend beyond the inner panel and may be trimmed after bonding of the inner and outer panels to customize an inner contour of the saddlebag for different motorcycle applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Dowco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kaczkowski, Timothy J. LaFleur, Troy M. Zaskowski
  • Patent number: 8091729
    Abstract: The invention concerns a peel-off package for sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles SPS
    Inventor: Sylvere Souard
  • Patent number: 8091728
    Abstract: A wet well apparatus, and installation method therefore, that includes a cylindrical body extending between a first end and a second end along a body axis defining an interior material holding volume and a base form closing the first end of the cylindrical body to define a base interior volume adjacent the interior material holding volume of the cylindrical body. The base form is configured to receive a flowable fill material in the base interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Xerxes Corporation
    Inventor: John Burwell
  • Patent number: 8083092
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for receiving a liquid cosmetic product, in particular a colored cosmetic product for the lips, eyelids, fingernails or the like. A transparent or translucent material is provided as container material. The container is of a two-piece design comprising a first container element and a second container element, wherein the first and the second container element are securely joined together in a liquid-tight manner. The first container element has an inner wall with a profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Geka Brush GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Hartstock
  • Patent number: 7975865
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a cargo basket including a frame, the frame including a base, the base including a pair of elongated first and second lower side members, the base including a pair of elongated first and second lower end members, the frame including a floor supported by the base, the frame including four corner posts extending from the base at respective of the four base corners, the frame including an elongated primary side wall supported by the base, the frame including a spaced pair of first and second end walls supported by the base, the frame including a spaced pair of first and second terminal side walls supported by the base, an access portal defined between the pair of terminal side posts, and a pair of gates supported for pivotal movement relative to respective of the terminal side posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Eric P. Marcel
  • Patent number: 7926687
    Abstract: A motorcycle saddlebag is formed of a plurality of panels. The saddlebag includes an outer panel, an inner panel, a lid, and a hinge. Some embodiments may also include a bottom panel. The lid is coupled to the outer panel by the hinge. The inner panel includes flanges extending around at least some of its perimeter edges. The outer panel is generally C-shaped shaped and receives the inner panel such that the flanges engage inner surfaces of the outer panel. The flanges are joined to the inner surfaces of the outer panel such that the outer and inner panel (and, in some embodiments, the bottom panel) cooperate to define a storage chamber. In some embodiments, portions of the outer panel extend beyond the inner panel and may be trimmed after bonding of the inner and outer panels to customize an inner contour of the saddlebag for different motorcycle applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Dowco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kaczkowski, Timothy J. LaFleur, Troy M. Zaskowski
  • Publication number: 20110084080
    Abstract: A chemical storage tank includes at least a main body and two sealing members combined together with each other, integrally made of acid-proof and alkali-proof materials, with a storage space formed inside it for storing any chemical material or product, and with a circumferential wall having its upper and its lower end respectively formed with a connecting opening. The sealing members are integrally made of the same plastic material of the main body, respectively combined together with the upper and the lower connecting opening of the main body by Electronics high frequency welding or heater welding. Thus, the welding portions between the main body and the sealing members are located around the circumferential wall, able to prevent pressure in the tank from damaging the chemical storage tank to insure safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: CHI MEN PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHI-LUNG TSAI
  • Patent number: 7817005
    Abstract: A correlated magnetic container and method are described herein that use correlated magnets to enable a container having at least two sections to be assembled, disassembled or releasably secured to an external object. Some examples of the two sections of the container that can be assembled and disassembled utilizing the correlated magnets include a wall panel, top panel, side panel, bottom panel, door panel, a handle, a tool, a belt, a frame member or locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cedar Ridge Research, LLC.
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7743962
    Abstract: A closed container with a tight and mechanically strong seal having two fastened-together metal elements including a body and a cover. The body is essentially a cylindrical or prismatic shape having a base with one or more axial walls and an open top axial end. The cover has a more or less complex shape having one or more walls to be positioned at the top axial end of the body facing the axial wall(s) of the body. The fastening of the metal elements is via a butt weld, advantageously with no filler metal. The internal structure at the weld line includes a docking guide having a groove provided with at least one degassing chimney, and a chamfered end above or below the weld line, on the wall. The body and/or the cover include(s) at least one blanked off degassing vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Areva NC
    Inventors: Serge Le Cocq, Christophe Henault, Pierre-Yves Gatt
  • Patent number: 7658300
    Abstract: A container for transporting and storing hazardous materials such as Chlorine includes a cylindrical body having end caps. The end caps are welded to the body to form a pressure vessel. The end caps have a peripheral edge that is recessed with respect to the ends of the body to protect the weld against damage from impact. The configuration of the juxtaposed components forms a lap joint that can be affixed together by a fillet weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Columbiana Boiler Company, LLC
    Inventors: Alan G. Eckert, Trevor M. Rummel
  • Patent number: 7584639
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to produce can bodies (24?) comprising a can shell (24) and a closing element (31b, 32, 31a) that is fixed to one face of the can shell (24). Said aim is achieved by producing a tube (11) from a metal strip (1), optionally from directly adjacent sections (112), by means of a shaping step, at least one optional cutting step, and a continuous welding step, sections of said tube (11) being used as closed convex surfaces for cans. The sections are shaped by a shell-shaping device in such a way that can shells (24) are provided into which a closing element (31b, 32, 31a), especially a can bottom (31b), can be inserted. The longitudinal seam (11a, 124) can be produced inexpensively and at great precision essentially as a continuous seam in the welding step by means of simple installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Crebocan AG
    Inventor: Werner Boltshauser
  • Publication number: 20090206096
    Abstract: The present invention provides a three-piece rectangular can which can overcome drawbacks (joint defect) of a can body joint portion of a three-piece can, and is of a new type which overcomes shortage of a can body strength which a two-piece can possesses, and exhibits excellent liquid leakage resistance, excellent can body strength and excellent heat radiation property or the like even when the can is used as a casing of a battery or electric equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicants: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munemitsu Hirotsu, Shinichi Kaneda, Zenrou Shirane, Kei Oohori, Hitoshi Toda, Masayuki Ishii, Norifumi Yasuda, Hisashi Katoh, Manabu Iwaida, Koichi Yamamoto, Shigeaki Mori, Takeshi Yamagami, Shigeki Oyama
  • Publication number: 20090183531
    Abstract: The invention relates to washing drum shell formed by a final sheet metal strip which is coiled in the form of a cylinder and whose ends are welded to one another. The longitudinal sides thereof are connected to a bottom disc by a high-flange joint provided with transversal embossments. The high flange joint is sufficiently stable even when the carriers of the washing drum are drawn into the shell. The drawn-in carriers are connected by at least one fold to openings shaped in at least one bottom disc and the transversal embossments of the high flange joint are shaped in an area which is arranged directly near a connection between the drawn-in carriers and the bottom disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Heubner, Alfred Nitsche, Wilfried Wildung
  • Publication number: 20080164256
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a small sized and high-pressurized container for preventing explosion. According to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, a can body has a shape of cylinder for containing high-pressurized product therein. An upper body, which has a dome-like shape, is connected to the top of the can body by seaming or welding, and comprises a groove around its lower part. A valve is mounted on the top of upper body, and discharges high-pressurized gases or liquids, which exists in the inside of the container. A plurality of scores is configured at the bottom of the groove of the upper body, in order to discharge an overpressurized product and prevent bursting or explosion of the container. The scores weaken the resistance of the upper body, so in the event of that a certain internal overpressure is applied, the upper body firstly deforms outwardly and then one or more scores are fractured, and lastly the overpressurized product is discharged from the scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Don-Woo Youm, Byoung-Gu Kim, Do-Young Gil
  • Patent number: 7378625
    Abstract: The present invention describes an apparatus used in conjunction with a metallic container adapted for processing, storing and heating foodstuffs in a microwave oven, and more specifically, a substantially metallic stackable container with a microwavable transparent portion, metallic reinforcing member, and a selectively removable lid, wherein the same container can be used to store, ship, heat, and serve a foodstuff to a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Richardson, Jason Kaanta, Vincent Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20070235458
    Abstract: A modular liquid reservoir comprises a plurality of shell sections that in an assembled state define a fluid tight reservoir volume. Each shell section includes a plurality of flow apertures that are adapted to fixedly engage a variety of interchangeable, insertable attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: MANN & HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventor: David Hewkin