Sidewall And End Wall Have Interlocking Grooves Patents (Class 220/621)
  • Patent number: 8955709
    Abstract: The invention relates to a large load carrier (1) including a pallet-shaped base element (2) and at least one detachably fastened side wall (5a, 5b). According to the invention, the large cargo carrier includes at least one pedestal element (4a, 4b), which is configured so that the pedestal element is detachably fastened at the pallet-shaped base element and is detachably fastened at the at least one side wall. The invention further relates to a kit for constructing such a large cargo carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Schoeller Arca Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Lorenz, Jan Abraham Huizingh
  • 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: 8925751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door storage container having a base, a rear wall, and a front wall. The front wall is in the form of a plurality of interlocking elements assembled together. The plurality of interlocking elements assembled together to form the front wall includes an upper extrusion profile, a lower extrusion profile, and a panel enclosed between the upper extrusion profile and the lower extrusion profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Benz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8844755
    Abstract: There is provided a packaged pan and lid that includes at least two nested pans and at least two lids. Each lid has at least two bi-lateral fold lines, such that the lid is configurable into a folded configuration and removable secured within a well of a corresponding pan. The lid being removable from the well and unfolded to a substantially flat configuration. The lid may then be placed on the rim of the pan, such that a lip of the pan can be bent over the edge of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Handi-Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Norton Sarnoff, Raj Patel
  • Patent number: 8047392
    Abstract: In one embodiment according to the present disclosure, a liquid container generally includes a base member, an annular sidewall member, a neck member, a spout, and a handle. The annular sidewall member is attached to and extends upwardly from the base member. The neck member couples the annular sidewall member to the spout. The base member has a recessed portion that extends upwardly into the container such that the base member may rest upon the neck member of another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dean Intellectual Property Services II, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Eiten, Matthew J. Simpson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110031256
    Abstract: A drawn aluminum can shell has a peripheral crown which is double-seamed with an end portion of an aluminum can body to provide a can end having a generally flat center panel connected by an inclined curved or straight panel wall to an inclined inner wall of an annular U-shaped countersink. The countersink has an outer wall which connects with an inclined lower wall portion of a chuckwall at a junction below the center panel, and the chuckwall has a curved or inclined upper wall portion which connects with an inner wall of the crown. The chuckwall also has an intermediate wall portion forming a break, and the inner bottom width of the countersink is less than the radial width of the panel wall. The inclined upper wall portion of the chuckwall extends at an angle greater than the angle of the inclined lower wall portion of the chuckwall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: R. Peter Stodd, Jess N. Bathurst
  • Patent number: 7487741
    Abstract: A pet water dish designed to retain water when repeatedly overturned. One embodiment of the invention utilizes two annular chambers separated by a flat base, and having an aperture allowing water to flow from one chamber into a reservoir when the respective chamber is upright and also allow water to flow back into the chamber when the bowl is inverted. The pet water dish may be inverted repeatedly, and each time, most or all of the water is retained in the dish. This helps ensure that the pet will always have drinking water available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventor: Terry Jordan
  • Publication number: 20030098256
    Abstract: A storage box structure includes a first plate, a second plate, a third plate, a fourth plate, a fifth plate, a sixth plate and a seventh plate which are integrally formed and connected with each other, thereby decreasing cost of fabrication. In addition, the storage box structure may be assembled and disassembled easily, quickly and conveniently, thereby facilitating the user assembling and disassembling the storage box structure. Further, multiple storage box structures may be combined with each other in a laminated manner rigidly and stably, thereby reducing the space of storage. Further, the storage box structure is expanded into a planar sheet when not in use, thereby reducing the space of storage, and thereby decreasing cost of transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventor: Chin-Ho Lu
  • Patent number: 6164478
    Abstract: A disposable cutting board assembly (10) having an inner cutting surface (12), a plurality of peripheral outer borders (14) each including an exterior edge (16), and a plurality of corners (18). A plurality of peripheral score lines (20) separate the outer borders (14) from the inner cutting surface (12). The outer borders (14) and the corners (18) are foldable between a first position with the outer borders (14) and the corners (18) in a substantially horizontal position and a second position with the outer borders (14) and the corners (18) in a substantially vertical position. The folding of the outer borders (14) and corners (18) creates a transport tray (10) having an impervious and continuous exterior wall surrounding the inner cutting surface (12). The disposable cutting board assembly (10) also includes a number of partially die cut indicia (30) disposed along one of the outer borders (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: The Tradewell Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Cant
  • Patent number: 6145683
    Abstract: A set-up assembly of casing for electric appliances includes four members of a base, left and right side covers and a front cover, in which the base and side covers are coupled with an interlocking coupling and internal screw fastening, the front cover is mounted to the base with latches and clamps, and pairs of the base and front cover mounted to the base are provided for direct connection in mutually side-by-side manner, while the bases in the adjacent pairs can be mutually coupled with the interlocking couplings and connected in gripping manner with connecting metal fittings, for the extension in integralized state, without exposing wiring cables of the appliances to the exterior of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Nitsuko Corporation
    Inventor: Eiichi Taniguchi
  • 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: 6032824
    Abstract: A spill-less wave bowl for use by pets and small children. The wave bowl is designed to prevent contents such as liquids in the bowl from spilling out over the edge of the bowl and from the bowl overturning. The spill-less wave bowl includes an inner bowl snapped to the inside of an outer shell. The inner bowl includes a bowl base in a lower portion of the bowl, sloping sides extending upwardly and outwardly from the bowl base and a circular bowl flange with snap arm disposed around an edge of an upper portion bowl. The outer shell includes a shell base in a lower portion of the shell, sloping sides extending upwardly and inwardly, an inwardly curved inverted concave-shaped lip which forms an interior concave-shaped cavity inside an upper portion of the shell. Around an inside of a center portion of the shell is a circular flange notch. The flange notch is used for receiving the snap arm of the bowl flange in a press fit for securing the inner bowl inside the shell base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Inventor: Mark E. Barrow
  • Patent number: 6003707
    Abstract: A box is fitted together with a bottom of lateral walls, the latter being connected by mutually-engaging slots. The bottom has pins received in blind bores which engage in blind holes of the lateral walls. At least one of these pins is spring-biased to allow at least one lateral wall to be inserted. After the spring-biased pin jumps into the blind hold of this inserted wall, the pin and bore junctions are invisible and the system cannot be readily disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventor: Eberhard G. Rensch
  • Patent number: 5971263
    Abstract: A foldable box includes six substantially rectangular plastic sides which are connected to each other by live hinges so that the sides may be folded flat or opened to a substantially hexagonal configuration. A substantially hexagonal plastic bottom is connected to the bottom edge of one of the sides by a live hinge and a substantially hexagonal plastic top is connected to the top edge of one of the sides by a live hinge. An inner flange extends substantially orthogonally from the bottom edges of at least two of the sides other than the one to which the plastic bottom is attached for supporting the plastic bottom when the box is assembled by folding. An outer extending flange is provided on at least two edges of the plastic top to support it when the box is folded closed. A removable substantially hexagonal plastic shelf is preferably provided and inner surfaces of at least two sides are provided with interior flanges to support the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Patent number: 5901902
    Abstract: The dispensing box comprises a cylinder (2, 11a) around a box axis (A), essentially comprising cardboard or paper, which is closed at the end by a closure element which is formed as a dispensing membrane (4a, 12) and essentially comprises cardboard or paper. Only a collar-like contact surface of the closure element is connected to a contact surface of the cylinder (2, 11a). The inside of the closure surface of the lid (3, 13) can be placed against the outer surface of the dispensing membrane (4a, 12). In a preferred embodiment, the lid (13) is connected to the dispensing box by means of a snap connection, rotatably about the box axis (A). For this purpose, a first projection (12b) overlapping the box cylinder (11a) on the outside is provided at the upper box edge and a second projection (13b) projecting inward is provided on the inside of the collar (13a) of the lid (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Inventor: Werner Grabher
  • Patent number: 5879815
    Abstract: A B-channel for use in a damper frame or sleeve is disclosed which is formed from a blank of sheet metal. The blank has a rectangular barrier wall, a pair of side walls formed along two opposing edges and end walls formed along opposing edges of the barrier wall. The side walls and end walls are folded perpendicularly to the barrier wall and tabs are formed on the end walls to be folded into the planes of the side walls. The B-channel is particularly useful in conjunction with a fire damper sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Greenheck Fan Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy J. Schotz
  • Patent number: 5855293
    Abstract: A pressure vessel suitable for use in an automotive air-conditioning system includes a cylindrical body (10, 40) including an annular wall (14, 44). The cylindrical body preferably includes an opposite closed end, an initially opened end (12, 42), and a closure member (20, 50) inserted into the open end of the cylindrical body. The closure member and the cylindrical body each have extensions or annular flanges (28, 58) which are spin welded together. The cylindrical body is fused to the closure member when the annular flange (28, 58) of the closure member is spin welded to an annular, outermost portion (18, 48) of the cylindrical body. The closure member and the cylindrical body are further locked together by inwardly rolling a portion of the annular wall into an annular groove (30, 60) and an outermost surface of the closure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Automotive Fluid Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Slais
  • Patent number: 5829615
    Abstract: The invention relates to an equipment case with a metallic, self-supporting casing and an inner frame forming a reception space for equipment and components and which is fixed to the casing jacket by means of vibration-damping elements spaced from the casing. According to the invention a casing jacket comprising a single part is provided and its base and cover surfaces and vertical lateral parts are formed in a bending process. Angle bevels and a circumferential, front and back hollow section are formed on the casing jacket. The angle bevels are used for the vibration-damping reception of the inner frame, whilst the hollow section of the casing jacket, in the same way as an extruded section of the front and/or back cover contribute to the integral construction of the equipment case and to a particularly good accessory adaptation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Rickinger, Walter Regirt, Hans Flamme, Erwin Schaerer, Wolfgang Huttinger
  • 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: 5647595
    Abstract: An apparatus for playing marbles including a first layer of foam material having an upturned perimeter for retaining marbles therewithin and a second layer of foam material affixed to an upper surface of the first layer and within the upturned perimeter. The first layer has a lip affixed thereto inwardly of perimeter and beyond an edge of the second layer. The lip extends transversely outwardly from the upper surface of the first layer. The lip is formed of a strip of foam material adhesively affixed to the upper surface of the first layer. The first layer is formable between a flat configuration and a bowl-shaped configuration. The first layer has a generally rectangular configuration with inwardly radiused corners when in the flat configuration. A hook-and-loop fastener is affixed to each of the radiused corners for forming the first layer into a bowl-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: David F. Knickerbocker
  • Patent number: 5619013
    Abstract: A gangable electrical box includes a main body and a pair of removable sidewalls. The main body has opposite side edges, each side edges having a pair of flanges extending from a midpoint on a rear panel and along the end panels. The sidewalls include flanges along each transverse edge and a pair of flanges on the longitudinal edge. The flanges on the sidewall are formed to complement the flanges on the main body to overlap with each other in a coupling relation. The main body and sidewalls are formed from a folded blank. The flanges of the main body are arranged so that a plurality of identical main bodies can be ganged with the flanges of a first main body telescoping with the flanges of a second main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert W. Jorgensen