Beverage Receptacle Patents (Class 220/62.12)
  • Patent number: 11564477
    Abstract: A portable cup holder contains: multiple placing sheets, a connection shaft, and a first carry strap. A respective placing sheet includes a receiving orifice defined on a first side thereof, and the respective placing sheet includes a rotating orifice formed on a second side thereof. The connection shaft is inserted through the rotating orifice of the respective placing sheet to rotate the respective placing sheet along the connection shaft, and the connection shaft includes a hollow orifice and a partition post horizontally extending in the hollow orifice. The first carry strap is formed in a ring shape and includes an accommodation space defined inside the first carry strap, the partition post of the connection shaft is received in the accommodation space of the first carry strap so that the first carry strap is connected with the connection shaft and is pulled to the partition post upward or downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Yi-Chun Chao, Chueh-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 11518569
    Abstract: A container for alcohol, e.g., a wine bottle, formed of a polycarbonate wall sandwiched between exterior and interior coatings, at least one of which may be an epoxy of 4,4?-isopropylidenedicyclohexanol and 1-chloro-2,3,-epoxypropane, crosslinked with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane. The polycarbonate wall may be an extrusion blow molded monolithic form at least 1.5 mm thick, and either or both of the exterior coating and the interior coating may have a thickness between 1 nm and 100 ?m, inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Verre Vert, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Wilson, Dylan Robbins, Morgan Wiley, Dustin Wilson
  • Patent number: 11377277
    Abstract: The present invention is based upon a coating system that uses polycyclic polyester polymers and phenolic resins. The coating system comprises first and second coatings. The first coating preferably is derived from ingredients comprising a polycyclic polyester resin having first and second fused rings that share at least two atoms in common. The second coating preferably is derived from ingredients comprising a polycyclic polyester resin that may be different than the polyester of the first coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Benoit Prouvost, Philippe Michel, Delphine Destal
  • Patent number: 11046489
    Abstract: Provided are a food container which is formed to have a sealing moiety integrated with a lid or a container body and is not easily deformed when heated by a microwave oven or the like, so as to be capable of keeping a sealed state, and a method for manufacturing the food container. A food container 10 has a container body 11 having, in the upper surface thereof, an opening 111, and a lid 12 fittable to the container body 11 to close the opening 111. In the lid 12 or the container body 11, a sealing moiety 13 is located which makes the periphery of the opening 111 in a sealed state under a situation that the opening 111 is closed by the lid 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: IWASAKI INDUSTRY INC.
    Inventors: Yuuki Hayakawa, Noriaki Date, Yoshihisa Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10501639
    Abstract: An aqueous coating composition is provided that is preferably substantially free of styrene and structural units derived from styrene. The coating composition includes a resin system that preferably includes a water-dispersible polymer and an emulsion polymerized ethylenically unsaturated monomer component. The resin system is preferably formed using a process that includes emulsion polymerizing the ethylenically unsaturated monomer component in the presence of an aqueous dispersion including the water-dispersible polymer. In certain preferred embodiments, the water-dispersible polymer is a salt of an acid- or anhydride-functional aromatic polyether polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. O'Brien, Mark Stuetelberg
  • Patent number: 10392515
    Abstract: Metal cans coated at least in part with a coating composition comprising shellac are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ghantous, Christopher Most, Robert McVay
  • Patent number: 10240706
    Abstract: A venting system includes a vent for expelling gases that accumulate between a metal pipe and a plastic liner disposed within the metal pipe. The vent includes a base portion that is configured to be disposed between the plastic liner and a wall of the metal pipe. The base portion has at least one channel extending along the base portion to a central region of the base portion. The vent includes an exhaust portion that protrudes from the central region of the base portion and is adapted to extend through the wall of the metal pipe. The exhaust portion has a central passage that interconnects with the at least one channel of the base portion, such that the vent is configured to vent gases from an interface area between the plastic liner and the wall of the metal pipe to an exterior atmosphere outside the metal pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ETHYLENE, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald V. Andronaco
  • Patent number: 9802719
    Abstract: Methods of making non-durable self-supporting flexible containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Charles John Berg, Jr., Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Jun You
  • Patent number: 9650205
    Abstract: A chelating system for inclusion in a composition at least stored in a polymer lined metal passivated steel container which provides for stability of both the composition and the container. The composition preferably is a cleaning composition including a color-changing dye or indicator. The chelating system provides for stable storage of the composition through preventing degradation of the dye/indicator over an extended storage time. The chelating system included in the composition has a low affinity for the passivation metal on the steel container which provides for stability of the polymer liner present over the passivation layer and, thus, provides for the stability of the container. A preferred combination is a cleaning composition including (a) tetrasodium iminodisuccinate as the chelant and (b) a pH sensitive color-changing dye/indicator, in combination with a PET-lined chromium passivated tin-free steel container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Petkus, Rahul Saxena, Steven J. Suess, Stacey A. Verbeten
  • Patent number: 9066613
    Abstract: A thermal barrier maintains a beverage within a container at a desired temperature. The barrier may include gas or liquid filled microcapsules and a base material having microencapsulated solid-liquid phase change material, or combinations thereof. The thermal barrier may include a cooling element attached to the exterior of the container, the interior of the container, or free-floating within the container. Other embodiments include a container holder incorporating phase change materials to control temperature of the beverages. The holder includes enclosing sidewalls and a plurality of cavities to receive one or more containers. Gaps between the cavities and the enclosing sidewalls are filled with phase change materials, such as microencapsulated phase change materials. Another embodiment provides a double walled pitcher with phase change materials and a base material filling the space between the walls. The phase change material and base material sealed between the walls enable the pitcher to be re-used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: MillerCoors, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Morgan Kelly
  • Publication number: 20150111057
    Abstract: Provided is a container-use surface treated steel sheet which is manufactured without using chromium and exhibits excellent working adhesion with a coated organic resin, a method of manufacturing the container-use surface treated steel sheet, an organic resin coated surface treated steel sheet. The container-use surface treated steel sheet is a surface treated steel sheet where nickel plating is applied to at least one-side surface of surfaces of a steel sheet by coating, wherein nickel plating has a fine particle shape formed by fine particles which has particle density of 2 to 500 pieces/?m2 and having an average particle size of 0.05 to 0.7 ?m. The container-use surface treated steel sheet is also characterized in that a coating weight of the nickel plating of the container-use surface treated steel sheet is 0.1 to 12 g/m2, metal tin is contained in coating of the nickel plating, and an amount of metal tin is 0.05 to 0.1 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Taya, Hiroshi Doi, Etsuro Tsutsumi, Kota Sadaki, Masahiro Kai
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8950614
    Abstract: A biodegradable resin bottle having a container wall (1) including a biodegradable resin and having a vacuum-evaporated film (3) formed on the inner surface of the container wall (1) by a plasma CVD method. The vacuum-evaporated film (3) includes a first hydrocarbon vacuum-evaporated layer (3a) positioned on the inner surface of the container wall and a second hydrocarbon vacuum-evaporated layer (3b) formed on the above hydrocarbon vacuum-evaporated layer (3a). The first hydrocarbon vacuum-evaporated layer (3a) has polar groups introduced therein. The second hydrocarbon vacuum-evaporated layer (3b) exhibits hydrocarbon peaks stemming from CH, CH2 and CH3 in a region of wave numbers of 3200 to 2600 cm?1 as measured by FT-IR, has a CH2 ratio of not larger than 35% and a CH3 ratio of not smaller than 40% per the sum of CH, CH2 and CH3 calculated from the hydrocarbon peaks, and has no polar group introduced therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takurou Ito, Hiroki Mori, Kazuhiko Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20150021323
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer, which is preferably a polyether polymer, for use in coating compositions. Containers comprising the polymer and methods of making such containers are also provided. The invention further provides powder coating compositions including the polymer, which have utility in a variety of coating end uses, including, for example, valve and pipe coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Niederst, Richard H Evans, Robert M. O'Brien, Kevin Romagnoli, Mark S. Von Maier
  • Patent number: 8925759
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8927075
    Abstract: Food and beverage containers and methods of coating are provided. The food and beverage containers include a metal substrate that is at least partially coated with a coating composition that includes a water-dispersible resin system and an aqueous carrier. The resin system includes an epoxy component and an acrylic component. In a preferred embodiment, the coating composition is at least minimally retortable when cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Robert Lespinasse, Georges Sion, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson
  • Publication number: 20150001213
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyesters and articles made therefrom. The article comprising a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, the second surface in contact with an outside environment, wherein the substrate comprises a polymer comprising poly(trimethylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF), and wherein the polymer provides an improvement in gas barrier properties of the substrate as compared to a substrate comprising nascent poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: FREDRIK NEDERBERG, BHUMA RAJAGOPALAN, JULIUS URADNISHECK
  • Patent number: 8906299
    Abstract: A container (22) includes a shell (24) made from a polymer, for example PET, and incorporating a catalyst, for example a palladium catalyst. A closure (40) incorporates a plug which includes a source of hydrogen, for example a hydride. In use, with container (22) including a beverage and closure (40) in position, the headspace in the container will be saturated with water vapor. This vapor contacts the hydride associated with plug (42) and as a result the hydride produces molecular hydrogen which migrates into the polymer matrix of shell (24) and combines with oxygen which may have entered the container through its permeable walls. A reaction between the hydrogen and oxygen takes place, catalyzed by the catalyst, and water is produced. Thus, oxygen which may ingress the container is scavenged and the contents of the container are protected from oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Colormatrix Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rule, Ronald J. Valus, Steven Burgess Tattum
  • Publication number: 20140339230
    Abstract: A drinks container includes a lateral container surface defining an inner lateral surface and a height, a cover element which closes the lateral container surface, and a base element which closes the lateral container surface. The lateral container surface comprises the inner lateral surface comprising a barrier layer, an exterior side, at least one parallel-wound laminate comprising a cellulose-containing material, a multilayered sheet material arranged in a region of the inner lateral surface, and a laminate overlapping region arranged on the exterior side. The laminate overlapping region comprises a first strip-like section extending over the height of the lateral container surface. A second section curves convexly outwardly in a circumferential direction. The second section symmetrically adjoins the first strip-like section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Guenter Keienburg
  • Patent number: 8883278
    Abstract: A container that has a laminate that has a substrate with a gloss layer and a matte layer is provided. A portion of the laminate is located at a seal portion of the container, and a plurality of cavities extend through the gloss layer but do not extend through any amount of the matte layer at the portion of the laminate that is located at the seal portion. The plurality of cavities function to reduce the severity of pinholes at the seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Evergreen Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Cable
  • Patent number: 8875986
    Abstract: A double-walled insulated cup of paper material having an outer sleeve and an inner cup with a truncated conical wall and a bottom wall interconnected by a peripheral edge frame. The inner cup has a top shoulder and a bottom shoulder and the outside diameter of the inner cup at the level of the top shoulder increases toward the top edge of the inner cup. The outer sleeve lies against the inner cup in the region of the top shoulder thereof and extends to the bottom edge of the peripheral edge frame. The outside diameter of the outer sleeve at the level of the bottom edge of the peripheral edge frame is smaller than the inside diameter of the inner cup just above the bottom shoulder and is greater than the inside diameter of the inner cup just below the bottom shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • 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: 8727206
    Abstract: A cup made of paper material having a fillable interior is provided. The cup is formed by a conical sleeve and a bottom. The bottom is attached to the sleeve at the lower end of the interior with a bottom skirt in an essentially liquid-tight way. The sleeve and/or the bottom in the area of the bottom skirt and/or the bottom skirt itself includes, at least in one area along the periphery, an outwardly projecting widening. A lower edge of the widening forms a standing surface for the cup. The widening can form a structure for holding another cup of the same type, which structure can act together with a similar cup during stacking. The cup can include a heat-insulting outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Uwe Messerschmid, Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 8728592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container made from fiber based board wherein the container comprises a sleeve and a bottom, said bottom comprises polymer coated board, at least one side of said sleeve is uncoated and the sleeve is formed by sealing two edges of the sleeve together along a side seam. The invention further relates to a method for producing said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Isto Heiskanen, Timo Raisanen, Jari Rasanen, Titta Lammi
  • Publication number: 20140131353
    Abstract: A coated container and a method for coating a container are disclosed. The coating on the container is derived from a composition comprising: a hydroxyl functional polyester comprising a reaction product prepared from a reaction mixture comprising: (i) an organic polycarboxylic acid, and (ii) a polyol component comprising tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutane diol are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudia Knotts, Yossef Moussa, Michael Revis
  • Publication number: 20140088289
    Abstract: An epoxy resin is provided that includes a diglycidyl ether of a substituted cycloaliphatic diol or bis-thiol, and a thermoset epoxy polymer is provided employing the same. The epoxy resin is bisphenol A free, and capable of forming thermoset epoxy polymers with fewer associated health and environmental concerns than conventional epoxies based on phenolic compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
    Inventor: Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140079868
    Abstract: A package for a decarbonated beer base liquid may comprise a non-rigid wall defining an internal orifice, a seal extending along a seam of the non-rigid wall and providing an oxygen barrier, and a decarbonated beer base liquid hermetically sealed in said internal orifice. An individually packaged base liquid for making personalized malt-based beverages may comprise at least about 0.1% wt ethyl alcohol, at least about 3% wt malt extract solids, and a carbon dioxide level between about zero grams per liter and about 1.5 grams per liter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: ANHEUSER-BUSCH, LLC
  • Patent number: 8662344
    Abstract: An insulated container having an outer vessel and an inner vessel, containing an insulative fluid formed from a mixture of water and a water absorptive poly(potassium acrylate) polymer in the approximate ratio of 50:1 (cc:g), that can be heated or cooled and that reduces heat transfer from hot or cold beverages, particularly well-suited for use in connection with both hot and cold beverages, to maintain the liquid either hot or cold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Stor, S.L.
    Inventor: Valentin Ortiz Gispert
  • Patent number: 8622232
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container suitable for providing insulation wherein the container has an inner shrink film liner. The sidewalls of the container, which can be made from paperboard or other suitable material, are vented to allow ambient air to flow through the sidewall of the container during activation of the shrink film. Upon activation the container provides excellent insulation. Methods of making the container are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Pounder, Michael A. Breining
  • Publication number: 20140001180
    Abstract: A liquid pouch is comprised by a polymeric film material bag which has a front and a rear wall. The front and rear walls define a top and bottom edge and opposed side edges. A dispensing fitment is secured in an upper region of the pouch spaced from the top edge. The dispensing fitment has a rigid spout neck with a removable closure member. An attachment flange wall surrounds the spout neck and is secured to the plastic film material. The spout neck has a base formation shaped for friction fit retention in a connecting slot of a support member. The pitcher has a connecting slot formed in an upper edge thereof with the slot having a bottom retention section to receive the engageable formation in retention fit therein to retain the bag containing liquid secured thereto for dispensing the liquid through the spout neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: HOOD PACKAGING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul D. GAGE, Steve Bajinski, Raimund GERSTNER
  • Patent number: 8607999
    Abstract: A biaxially drawn, blow molded bottle characterized in that vertical connecting zones having no intermediate layer and having substrate layers welded directly with each other are formed in parallel in a circumferential direction and in a plural number along an axial direction of the bottle and are disposed on both right and left sides of each intermediate layer segment to be formed in this height range, and that horizontal connecting zones having no intermediate layer and having substrate layers welded directly with each other are also formed in parallel in an axial direction and in a plural number along a circumferential direction of the bottle and are disposed on both upper and lower sides of each intermediate layer segment to be formed, thus allowing the intermediate layer to be segmentalized in the circumferential and axial directions by both the vertical and horizontal connecting zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Toyoda, Hiroshi Hosokoshiyama, Yasuhiro Ishizawa, Hideaki Soyama
  • Publication number: 20130316109
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer, which is preferably a polyether polymer. The polymer may be uses in coating compositions. Containers and other articles comprising the polymer and methods of making such containers and other articles are also provided. The invention further provides compositions including the polymer (e.g., powder coatings), which have utility in a variety of coating end uses, including, for example, valve and pipe coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Niederst, Richard H. Evans, Robert M. O'Brien, Kevin Romagnoli, Mark S. Von Maier
  • Publication number: 20130306630
    Abstract: A container including a base container having a side wall that extends about a longitudinal axis to define an internal volume and an overwrap positioned over the side wall, the overwrap including a first zone circumferentially extending about the base container, the first zone including a first pattern of bosses, and a second zone circumferentially extending about the base container, the second zone including a second pattern of bosses, the second pattern of bosses being different than the first pattern of bosses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Vladislav Babinsky, Sven Samuel Arenander, Melvin Joshua Leedle, Jonathan P. Sundy
  • Patent number: 8579133
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a sleeve or wrap for protecting a container. In certain embodiments, the sleeve or wrap is a protective encasement for protecting a container, such as a bottle. In certain embodiments, the sleeve or wrap includes a body with a lumen, wherein the body is configured for holding and/or containing the container. For instance, in one embodiment, the protective sleeve includes a tubular body and at least a first opening in the protective body that is adapted for receiving the container. In certain embodiments, the body of the sleeve includes silicone. Accordingly, in certain embodiments, the sleeve is a protective silicone sleeve that is adapted to hold and/or contain a container, thereby protecting the container from damage (e.g., breaking). Also provided is a system for protecting a container that includes a protective sleeve, as described above, and a container that is configured for being associated, e.g., fit within, the protective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lifefactory, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela Wong Marcus, Daren Edward Joy
  • Patent number: 8550288
    Abstract: A beverage container with an electronic display device and methods for its use are described. The beverage container includes an electronic display device disposed in a sidewall of the container and a control module disposed in a hollow base portion. A liquid sensor senses the presence of a liquid in the container and a motion sensor is provided to sense movements of the container caused by, for example, transporting, holding, or drinking from the container. When the control module receives appropriate signals from the liquid and motion sensors an image or video is displayed on the display device. The container is thus useable to display pictures, videos, slide shows, advertisements, or the like in personal or commercial applications. A communications port is also provided to enable coupling of the container with a computing device for management of images and videos displayed on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Scott & Scott Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Michael Briar, William Scott
  • Publication number: 20130206756
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer, which is preferably a polyether polymer. The polymer may be uses in coating compositions. Containers and other articles comprising the polymer and methods of making such containers and other articles are also provided. The invention further provides compositions including the polymer (e.g., powder coatings), which have utility in a variety of coating end uses, including, for example, valve and pipe coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Niederst, Richard H. Evans, Robert M. O'Brien, Kevin Romagnoli, Mark S. Von Maier
  • Patent number: 8448810
    Abstract: A double walled container is provided for insulating a beverage. An outer insulating shell or container is secured to the inner container that holds the beverage. A gap exists between the outer container and inner container and the air in the gap acts as an insulating barrier. The inner container is preferably a standard aluminum container. The outer container is preferably made from aluminum or a plastic polymer. The outer container may have annular or longitudinal grooves that assist in securing the outer container to the inner container, and the grooves may also provide an enhanced gripping surface as well as a visually pleasing aesthetic design. The outer container may include a base, or the base may be eliminated in favor of a sleeve configuration for the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: MILLERCOORS, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Kelly, Elaine A. Duecker, Michael Palmisano
  • Patent number: 8448809
    Abstract: A thermal barrier liner maintains a beverage within a container at a desired temperature. The liner may include a closed cell substrate, a base layer having gas or liquid filled microcapsules, a base layer having microencapsulated solid-liquid phase change material, or combinations thereof. In other embodiments, an integral cooling element incorporates solid/liquid phase change material. The cooling element can either be attached to the exterior of the container, the interior of the container, or free-floating within the container. Other embodiments include container holders or direct beverage holders incorporating phase change materials to control temperature of the beverages. The embodiments may further include thermochromatic ink to provide a visible color indication of temperature changes for the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Millercoors, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Morgan Kelly
  • Patent number: 8449958
    Abstract: A label-wrapped foam cup combines a label in the shape of an annular section with a foam cup having a frusto-conical shape by wrapping the label around a foam cup and securing the label to the foam cup with a patterned adhesive. Text and graphics are printed on a front surface of the labels and a patterned adhesive is printed on a back surface of the labels. The patterned adhesive includes discontinuous deposits of adhesive that bond the label to the foam cup and form corresponding undulations in the front surface of the label. The adhesive pattern can be printed in registry with the text and graphics to provide enhanced visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Fulwiler
  • Publication number: 20130087561
    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: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tomaru, Syouta Tanaka, Hayato Fukumoto, Toshiki Okuda
  • Patent number: 8389080
    Abstract: A label-wrapped foam cups combines a label in the shape of an annular section with a foam cup having a frusto-conical shape by wrapping the label around a foam cup and securing the label to the foam cup with a patterned adhesive. Text and graphics are printed on a front surface of the labels and a patterned adhesive is printed on a back surface of the labels. The patterned adhesive includes discontinuous deposits of adhesive that bond the label to the foam cup and form corresponding undulations in the front surface of the label. The adhesive pattern can be printed in registry with the text and graphics to provided enhanced visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Fulwiler
  • Patent number: 8336729
    Abstract: A thermal barrier liner is preferably spray coated onto the internal surface of a container. The liner is provided in embodiments including a closed cell substrate, a base layer having gas or liquid filled microcapsules, a base layer having microencapsulated solid-liquid phase change material, or combinations thereof. For the closed cell substrate embodiment, when the liner is under pressure within the container prior to the container being opened, the liner maintains a minimum thickness. When the container is opened and as pressure is released within the container, the liner expands to achieve equilibrium. The liner can be supplemented with a foaming agent to create cellular structures. Voids created by the microcapsules enhance the thermal barrier characteristics of the liner. The phase change material changes phase from a solid to a liquid state upon absorbing heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Millercoors, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Morgan Kelly, Herbert Bruce Smith, Ray Alan Toms, Daniel Alan Thiemann
  • Patent number: 8225952
    Abstract: The present invention provides a 3D tumbler structure including an inner tumbler body, made of a transparent material, having an accommodating space therein; a metallic painting layer, coated on the outer surface of the inner tumbler body, wherein when at least one soft magnet is provided in the accommodating space, the metallic powders contained in the metallic painting layer will be attracted and gathered by the soft magnet to form patterns with 3D halo effect according to the shape of the soft magnet; and an outer tumbler body, made of a transparent material, covering on the inner tumbler body and the metallic painting layer to form a integral tumbler structure by an injection molding process for providing a 3D visual effect. Therefore, the present invention can provide enhanced texture and distinguishability for the tumbler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Tien Chen
  • Patent number: 8157120
    Abstract: An improved cup structure includes a cup body having an inner cup and an outer cup, with a space disposed between the inner cup and the outer cup. In the cup body, bottoms of the inner and outer cups are connected by an extension rod having an ornament; one end of the extension rod is adhered to an outer bottom of the inner cup and placed in the outer cup with the inner cup. Edges of the inner and outer cup are melted together, and glue is filled from an aperture at the bottom at the outer cup to secure the other end of the extension rod and the ornament within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: Jack Worth Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Mei Yang
  • Patent number: 8087147
    Abstract: A reinforced plastic foam cup including a body which defines an open top end and a closed bottom end, wherein the top end has a greater diameter than the bottom end. The body includes a reinforced tapered side wall that extends from the bottom end to the top end. A substantial portion of the reinforced tapered side wall includes a plastic foam layer, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer and a rigid material layer. Such reinforced plastic foam cup provides an improved tactile feel and enhanced insulation and rigidity properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Prairie Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Hollis, Dimitri Stamatiou
  • Publication number: 20110290798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vessel for holding liquids and process for vessel assembly. The liquid-holding vessel can be assembled from film parts that have been thermoformed and heal-sealed together to form a closed vessel attached to a closure such as a weldspout fitment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois
  • Patent number: 8033412
    Abstract: A double-walled drinking vessel, e.g., a tumbler, is described that is constructed of a downwardly tapered outer wall with a bottom and a continuous side wall with an upper rim; a inner wall with a bottom and a continuous side wall with an upper rim, the inner wall being spaced inwardly from the outer wall and including a first downwardly tapered section extending downwardly from the rim, a second downwardly tapered section extending upwardly from the bottom, and a continuous cylindrical section of a given height and diameter between the first and second tapered sections; and a decorative fabric band secured around the cylindrical section, the band having a width approximately equal to the width of the cylindrical section and a length at least as great as the diameter of the cylindrical band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: The Mainstreet Collection, Inc.
    Inventor: Tracy W. Mayo
  • Publication number: 20110155744
    Abstract: A crystal-bead-contained glass has a circumferential wall in which a hermetical hollow chamber is formed. The glass forms a filling opening in communication with the hollow chamber for receiving crystal beads and water that are mixed according to a given ratio into the hollow chamber. The crystal beads, after mixed with water, expand and fill up the hollow chamber to form a sparkling visual effect. The crystal beads are mixed with water in a ratio of 7 gram of crystal beads added with 240 cc water, which provides the best resiliency and toughness. The crystal beads can be made with various colors to provide a colorful vision after mixed with water to attract the attention of consumers. The glass can be deposited in a freezer chamber to freeze the crystal beads so as to extend the time period of cold-keeping in using the glass to enjoy beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: YEN PIN SU
  • Patent number: 7938313
    Abstract: A container blank comprises at least one substrate layer made of disposable material and at least one film layer disposed substantially over the substrate layer and having at least one portion adapted to shrink away from the substrate layer upon application of heat. The shrunk film layer portion is adapted to thermally insulate the substrate layer located substantially behind the shrunk film layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Publication number: 20110089172
    Abstract: A double-layer container including a main body having a first section and a second section. The first section has an opening and a bottom portion. An upper section of the main body is outward folded back to form the second section, whereby the second section extends from a top end of the first section. The second section has a free end extending to a position outside the first section above the bottom portion thereof. A first space is defined between the first section and second section. The first section is not totally enclosed in the second section so that the double-layer container can be more easily made of less material to lower manufacturing cost. By means of the double-layer design, when containing a cold/hot liquid, a user's hand can hold the double-layer container without touch the first section so that the user's hand is protected from being damped or burnt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Keng-Jen Chen