Sidewall Received In A Channel In The End Wall Patents (Class 220/617)
  • Patent number: 8950613
    Abstract: A bulk bin container having a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall and a fourth side wall, where the first side wall is removable when the container is set up. The first side wall includes a removable hinge element. The first side wall also includes structure on a first side edge of the first side wall and second side edge of the first side wall that mates with corresponding structure on adjacent side walls and allows for the first side wall to be lifted straight upward and removed from the container upon removal of the removable hinge element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Roger Nolan
  • Patent number: 8925758
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for refrigerated goods. The container includes a body part and a front part coupled to the body part. The front part is formed by a pair of side pieces and at least one central piece extending to and connected to the side pieces. The central piece has a constant cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Benz, J├╝rgen Fink, Christine Linke
  • 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: 8720736
    Abstract: A stackable and collapsible storage box (100) comprising a foldable wrapper (10) having side wall and end wall panels which are releasably retained within a peripheral channel (30a) on a separate base portion (30). The wall panels have lower extension portions (11, 12) that are folded upwardly to provide a double thickness and these lower extension portions have an upper edge (12a) or apertures (37) that engage with short protrusions (33) formed on an inner wall (32) of the channel to retain the panels. The end wall panels have upper first and second extensions portions (14a, 16) that are respectively folded inwardly and upwardly to provide a support edge (16a) to support hangers for hang files. The support edge can be strengthened with a channel section (19). The box can have a lid (50) has a ridge (53) to compliment channel (36) on the base portion to allow stacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Timothy Boland
  • Patent number: 8528772
    Abstract: A rectangular container has a child resistant lid assembly wherein the rectangular closure is provided with an opening. The child lid assembly is preferably removably mounted on the closure to close the opening and is preferably positioned during shipment and storage to be substantially planar with the closure. The side walls of the container may be tapered to facilitate nesting with a similar container. The locking mechanism on the closure engages an exterior portion of the lid, such as at least one of a plurality of teeth in a locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn H. Morris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8342347
    Abstract: A collapsible, portable container having a roof, a base, two foldable end walls and two removable side walls. The container is collapsed by removing the side walls and inwardly folding the end walls to draw the roof closer to the base. A slide lock feature is present which alternatively allows or prevents the inward folding of the container end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventor: Henry F. Hay
  • Publication number: 20120292211
    Abstract: A container for equipment, particularly basketballs, being an open box comprising a rigid frame covered by a fitted cloth cover. In one embodiment, the container is open. In another embodiment, the container has a lid that covers the top opening to the container and may be locked in that position. The frame has means for bolting the frame to a vertical wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Olaf Dietrich Elze, Shawn Finlay Sterling
  • Patent number: 8210379
    Abstract: A collapsible container for containing goods, including a liquid and/or solid/liquid mixture, configured to be assembled and disassembled manually without the use of tools. The container includes a plurality of upright panels coupled to a base by their bottom portions. Each panel of a first type is flanked along its opposing upright edges by a pair of adjacent panels of a second type. Each of the edges of each of the panels is coupled by an edge joining assembly to one of the edges of one of the flanking panels. The assembly comprises a first elongated edge joining member having a longitudinal channel with alternating partially enclosed portions and substantially unenclosed portions and a second elongated edge joining member having longitudinally extending spaced apart locking members. Each unenclosed portion is configured to receive a locking member, which are slid longitudinally within the channel into an adjacent partially enclosed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Pacific Bin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Afflerbach, David E. Griffin, Vipin Kumar, Dustin Miller, John R. McKnight, Craig M. Watjen, Peter D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8070012
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for cans and pots comprising a tubular body having a side wall whose upper edge defines a seat for a lid. The upper edge comprises a peripheral annular flange carrying, in a free outer edge, a continuous rib with a cross-section contour comprising two opposite circle arc portions, with curvature centers disposed in the same plane orthogonal to the axis of the tubular body, the lid being inferiorly provided with a continuous circumferential groove to be seated against the respective circle arc portions of the continuous rib, so as to axially lock the lid in the tubular body. An annular gasket is carried by one of the parts of peripheral annular flange and lid, to be pressed by the other of said parts upon closing the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Brasilata S/A Embalagens Metalicas
    Inventors: Antonio Carlos Teixeira Alvares, Antonio Roberto Sene
  • Patent number: 8033410
    Abstract: A collapsible container for containing goods, including a liquid and/or solid/liquid mixture, configured to be assembled and disassembled manually without the use of tools. The container includes a plurality of upright panels coupled to a base by their bottom portions. The bottom portion of each panel has a relieved portion that extends into a corresponding groove formed in the base. The panels include panels of a first type and panels of a second type, with the relieved portion of the panels of the first type differing from the relieved portion of the panels of the second type. Each panel of the first type is flanked along its opposing upright edges by a pair of adjacent panels of the second type. Each of the edges of each of the panels is coupled by an edge joining assembly to one of the edges of one of the flanking panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Pacific Bin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Afflerbach, David E. Griffin, Vipin Kumar, John R. McKnight, Dustin Miller, Craig M. Watjen, Peter D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8002141
    Abstract: A storage unit which is substantially water proof is provided. The storage unit may comprise a shell having lower edges which mate into a groove formed in a top surface of a base to provide a substantially waterproof barrier therebetween. The junction between the lower edge of the side walls and the first groove may be sealed with a water proof sealant. A front side wall of the shell may have an aperture therethrough to allow users to move items into and out of the storage unit. A door may be attached to the storage unit to prevent water from entering into the storage unit through the aperture. Moreover, a lower edge of the door body may be inserted into a second groove formed in the top surface of the base to prevent water from entering into the storage unit from under the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Duffield Marine, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Duffield
  • Patent number: 7121424
    Abstract: The present invention is a simulated stone structure having a base with an upfacing planar surface and a continuous groove formed in the surface. A plurality of mutually interlocking wall sections are engaged with the groove to form a continuous wall extending upwardly from the planar surface. The wall sections may be U-shaped with one leg in the groove and the other in contact with the periphery of the base. The wall sections partially overlap each other. s an abutting one of the wall sections. Additional wall sections may be placed atop the first set and interlocked with them. A topper piece may be placed on the additional wall sections for securement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventors: Henry C. Lisenbee, Thomas Charles Weiss, JoDee Jensen Smith, James Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6951292
    Abstract: A container (10) with a hinged lid comprises a container body (11), a hinged lid (23) hinged on the container body (11), and a bottom wall (12) tightly covering the open lower end of the container body (11). A rubber plate 50) is provided between the hinged lid (23) and the container body (11). The container body (11) has an upper wall (27) provided with an opening (24), and a side wall (13). The hinged lid (23) is supported on the side wall (13) of the container body (11). Since the hinged lid (23) is supported on the side wall (13), the hinged lid (23) can be formed in a large shape. The container body (11) is provided with a catching projection (33) for catching a locking projection (32) formed on the hinged lid (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignees: Uni-Charm Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Bando, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Katsumi Kameda, Masaho Hayashi, Norikazu Shinogi
  • Patent number: 6332659
    Abstract: A modular cabinet includes a plurality of modular wall panels that interlock with one another via tubular connector assemblies. Each tubular connector assembly has a female tubular member attached to a modular panel and a male tubular member attached to an adjacent modular wall panel. The tubular connector assembly joins the modular panel and the adjacent modular panel to form a corner of the modular cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Charles William Cook, Dermot Hopkins, Jason Abraham Kay, David Steven Kerr, Ivan Pawlenko, Dieter N. Scherer, Michael Jay Wheeler
  • Patent number: 6227706
    Abstract: A tubular first member receives a compressible article and, a flat circular member is zip-locked to the first member to create a waterproof, gas-impermeable protective satchel for the article. A one-way valve secured to one of the first and second members allows the compressible article and the satchel containing it to be squeezed to drive out any excess air stored within the article allowing it to be stored at a volume which is as much as 50% reduced from its normal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Thoai S. Tran
  • Patent number: 6223980
    Abstract: A packaging box comprising a cardboard bottom and a transparent lid removably mounted on the opening of the bottom. The lid comprises a convex portion facing inside the box and cooperating with the opening of the bottom and at least two flaps articulating on opposite edges of the lid. Each overlapping at least partly a side face of the bottom. The flaps each comprise at least locking elements cooperating with complementary locking elements provided in one side face of the bottom or with complementary locking elements born by the other flap auxiliary flaps articulated on the other edges of the lid. The invention is applicable to the packaging of food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Groupe Guillin
    Inventor: Francois Guillin
  • Patent number: 6138851
    Abstract: A container 10 has a base 12 over which walls 14,16 can fold. Engaging castellations 20,24 are formed along the edges of the walls 14,16 to attach the walls together when the container is in the erect condition. The hinges 36 are arranged to accommodate the formations 20 when the container is collapsed. This allows a more compact folded condition to be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: McKechnie UK Limited
    Inventor: David John Townson
  • Patent number: 6109515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable lid sealed to a disposable container using an adhesive. The present invention also relates to an improved disposable assembly. The assembly has a container and a lid. The container includes a rim and a tongue extending from the rim, and the lid includes a cover and a groove along the peripheral edge of the cover shaped to correspond with the tongue of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Gary Duboff
  • Patent number: 6041958
    Abstract: The technical field of the invention is that of manufacturing boxes or cases or other packaging volumes which are foldable so as to be transportable in a minimum amount of space when empty: the present invention relates to such rectangular boxes comprising a base, four side faces of held thereon by a rim with two opposite ones of said faces being interconnected by foldable side elements enabling said two walls, when disconnected from the base, to be pressed one against the other, and a lid panel covering and holding said side faces remotely from the base; the two said interconnected faces are rigid insulating panels, the two lateral elements interconnecting them are belt portions, and the other two opposite faces are likewise insulating panels that are independent and that slide between the two first faces and against said belts when they are unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Enthalpy S.A.
    Inventor: Michel Tremelo
  • Patent number: 5996835
    Abstract: A barrel comprises a tubular body (1) and two end faces at opposite ends of the body, which body and end faces are made of a plastic material and are fixed to each other by welding or gluing. In order to obtain a strong fixing which can withstand lifting forces, at at least one of its ends (3) the body is a gradually widening or narrowing shape, and the respective end face (2) has a correspondingly shaped edge which is fixed to the gradually widening or narrowing end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Koninklijke Emballage Industrie Van Leer N.V.
    Inventors: Edward James Farrington, Gerrit Jan Van Keimpema
  • Patent number: 5975412
    Abstract: A packaging carton comprising a bottom wall (3) surrounded by a side wall and an openable and closable cover (4) hinged to the side wall (2). The side wall consists of an insert (2), and the cover (4) and the bottom wall (3) includes two surfaces, each of which is hinged toa connecting portion (5) to form a three-panel assembly. The surfaces (3, 4) include abutment members (6, 7) engaging the inner and/or outer rim of the respective edge of the insert (2), and separable closure means are built into the three-panel assembly and/or the insert (2), or inserted after the carton has been closed. The carton is useful for packaging food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Groupe Guillin S.A.
    Inventor: Francois Guillin
  • Patent number: 5950858
    Abstract: An end closure for a container has a central panel, a circumferential countersink (18) formed around the center panel and adjacent the periphery of the end closure, and a fold (22) formed at the junction between the countersink and the center panel, the fold having opposite side walls which lie closely adjacent or in contact with each other and project upwards from the end closure. The fold may instead be formed at the base of the countersink. The fold forms an annular rigid zone in the end closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: David Robert Sergeant
  • Patent number: 5816437
    Abstract: An improved connecting mechanism for barrel is provided. The barrel comprises a tubular body which defines a chime and an inner wall. The inner wall of the tubular body is provided with a plurality of fastening device adjacent to the chime of the tubular body. And a bottom which can be fixedly attached to the chime of the tubular body is provided. The peripheral of the bottom is provided with a protecting rim. An annular flange adjacent to the protecting rim is further provided such that a receiving groove is defined between the protecting rim and the annular flange. Wherein when the chime of the tubular body is inserted and retained within the receiving groove of the bottom, a fixedly and firmly engagement and connection between the fastening device and the annular flange is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Tsong-Yow Lin
  • Patent number: 5743421
    Abstract: Instant crate is generally related to shipping and storage crate containers. More specifically, it is concerned with a new improved knock-down and easy to assemble type of container. The container is comprised of six interlocking panels. The side and end walls engage with the base on assembly to form an open topped container. The top slides and interlocks with the side and end walls in a mating engagement to close the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventors: Carlos Gonzalez, Claudio Garcia
  • Patent number: 5505323
    Abstract: An interlocking male member is provided in a lower end portion of each side member. The interlocking male member has a projection extending beyond an outer surface of said side member and a bulge on its vertical wall which projects inwardly away from the projection. An interlocking female member is provided on an periphery of a bottom member to extend along at least portions thereof which correspond in position to the male members of the side members. The female member has a locking hole in which the projection of the male member is locked, and a recessed portion in which the bulges are locked. The side members are mounted to the bottom member in an upright position, by fitting the male members in the female member, while tiling the side members with respect to the bottom member, so that the projections are locked in the locking holes, and then rotating the side members toward the upright position so that the bulges are locked in the recessed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Steel Center
    Inventors: Shinobu Naoki, Tadashi Yoshida, Osamu Tominaga, Katsuji Kitahata
  • Patent number: 5493787
    Abstract: A casing for a chalk line dispenser comprises a pair of casing elements which interfit and define a chamber for storing chalk. The casing elements have end walls and sidewalls extending about the periphery thereof with interfitting surface portions along the outer ends thereof. The interfitting surface portion of one of the casing elements has a groove in the end surface of the sidewall extending about the periphery thereof and intermediate its width to provide resiliently deflectable depending wall sections. The interfitting surface portion on the other of the casing elements has a tongue extending about its periphery which seats in the groove and is of greater width than the groove to deflect the wall sections, so that the tongue is firmly gripped by the resiliently deflectable wall sections to provide a seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: Robert L. Owens
  • Patent number: 5427268
    Abstract: A housing for the containment of instrumentation in a high pressure fluid environment that consists of a metallic endcap and ceramic cylinder bonded together. The improvement comprises a structure which results in the improved sealing of said housing as the fluid pressure increases. The cylindrical ceramic tube and endcap are dimensioned such that mechanical failure does not occur when exposed to the desired external operating pressures which includes up to 36,000 feet of water. The housing is designed to withstand the external operating pressures without being subject to mechanical failure or excessive deformation which results in the loss of pressure housing integrity via cracking or deformation of the ceramic tube, deformation of the endcap, or from failure of the bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: John P. Downing, Jr., Bradley G. DeRoos, Donald J. Hackman
  • Patent number: 5377858
    Abstract: A space saving rectangular container having a child resistant lid assembly wherein the rectangular container has a rectangular closure provided with a central opening. The child resistant lid assembly is removably mounted on the closure to close the opening and is positioned inwardly of the container side walls so that when placing a plurality of the containers having child resistant lid assemblies thereon in a stacked or side-by-side relationship, the child resistant lid assembly is positioned inwardly from the side wall of an adjacent container to thereby prevent damage to the lid assembly by the adjacent container during shipment and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Inventor: Glenn H. Morris, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5301842
    Abstract: An apparatus proportions and dispenses at least two different plastic materials such as, two component adhesives or sealants in which the components are stored separately from one another before use and are mixed with one another only for use. The apparatus includes a multichamber cartridge made from injection-molded plastic with at least two cartridge tube wall parts located one inside the other to form at least two chambers that receive one material component each. An end wall part is located at the anterior end of the cartridge tube wall parts on which a mouthpiece for dispensing the plastic material components from the cartridge is formed. Piston elements are inserted in the rear end of the cartridge tube wall parts to express the material components. The end wall part is formed as a separate head piece and the cartridge tube wall parts likewise are formed from two separately manufactured parts. Snap connections are provided to connect the cartridge tube wall parts with the head piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Frank Ritter
  • Patent number: 5271518
    Abstract: A cover for a sump assembly including a riser section of generally tubular configuration comprising a top section and a skirt section depending from the outer periphery of the top section. The skirt section being of a configuration defining a pair of side by side circumferentially extending inner and outer channels which open in opposite axial directions. One of the channels is engageable over a seal mounted on the outer axial end of the riser. A compression ring is engageable in the other channel to produce radially directed sealing forces between the cover and the riser section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: Environ Products Inc.
    Inventor: Michael C. Webb
  • Patent number: 5263606
    Abstract: A squeeze container has a flexible tubular body and a separately molded bottom cover. The bottom cover has an axially facing continuous groove in which the open end of the tubular body seats with the end surface of the tube abutting the bottom surface of the groove. A radially outwardly extending flange spaced axially from the open end of the container has a bottom surface which abuts a top surface on a lip extending radially outward from the groove in the bottom cover. A tubular extension on the bottom cover radially inward of the groove has an outer surface which abuts the inner surface of the tubular body. Sonic energy directors in the form of continuous pointed ribs effect sonic welds between each of the sets of abutting surfaces to hermetically seal the bottom cover to the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Continental Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert V. Dutt, Gary L. Mengeu
  • Patent number: 4982870
    Abstract: A pressure vessel is disclosed comprising a first cylindrical wall for bearing circumferential loads, a second cylindrical wall for bearing axial loads, the walls being concentrically arranged, and two end caps arranged at opposite ends of the walls, which end caps are rigidly connected to the second cylindrical wall. At least one of the end caps is axially slidable relative to the first cylindrical wall. Sealing means are arranged between the first cylindrical wall and each slidable end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Petrus J. M. Van Loon