Multi-layer End Wall Structure Patents (Class 220/626)
  • Patent number: 9038849
    Abstract: Compositions for coating food or beverage containers comprising a resinous binder and 10 to 30 percent by weight of a polysilicone resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Most, Robert McVay
  • Patent number: 9023445
    Abstract: A composite container for storing perishable products may include a composite body and a composite bottom. The composite bottom may include a bottom fiber layer, a bottom oxygen barrier layer, and a bottom sealant layer, such that the composite bottom has an upper surface and a lower surface. A hermetic seal may be formed between a sealing portion of the composite bottom and an interior surface of the composite body. When an internal pressure is applied to the interior surface of the composite body and the upper surface of the platen portion of the composite bottom, an external pressure is applied to the exterior surface of the composite body and the lower surface of the composite bottom, and the internal pressure is about 20 kPa greater than the external pressure, the platen portion of the composite bottom may not extend beyond the bottom edge of the composite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kellogg North America Company
    Inventors: Brian Daniel Guzzi, Robert Paul Cassoni
  • Patent number: 9010536
    Abstract: A nestable can tray includes a base including a plurality of intersecting vertical rib portions. A plurality of horizontal wall portions are connected proximate lower ends of the vertical rib portions. A plurality of annular recesses are formed on an upper surface of the base for receiving lower ends of beverage cans. The tray further includes side walls including side columns extending upward from lower side wall portions at sides of the base. End walls include end columns at ends of the base. The side columns are configured to be partially receivable into side columns of an identical tray nested thereon and the end columns are configured to be partially receivable into end columns of the identical tray nested thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Margaret McCanless, William P Apps, Kyle L. Baltz
  • Publication number: 20150070826
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device may include a housing and a cover panel that may cover a display. The cover panel may define a pre-bent configuration prior to being coupled to the housing. Thereby, the cover panel may be elastically bent during attachement to the housing. Thus, the cover panel may include internal forces as a result of the elastic bending that prevent the cover panel from bowing outwardly from the housing. Related assemblies and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony S. Montevirgen, David Glen Havskjold, Emery A. Sanford
  • Publication number: 20150060472
    Abstract: Compositions for coating food or beverage containers comprising a resinous binder and 10 to 30 percent by weight of a polysilicone resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Most, Robert McVay
  • Publication number: 20150021339
    Abstract: A method for providing a passivation layer or pH protective coating on a substrate surface by PECVD is provided, the method comprising generating a plasma from a gaseous reactant comprising polymerizing gases. The lubricity, passivation, pH protective, hydrophobicity, and/or barrier properties of the passivation layer or pH protective coating are set by setting the ratio of the O2 to the organosilicon precursor in the precursor feed, and/or by setting the electric power used for generating the plasma. In particular, a passivation layer or pH protective coating made by the method is provided. Pharmaceutical packages coated by the method and the use of such packages protecting a composition contained in the vessel against mechanical and/or chemical effects of the surface of the package without a passivation layer or pH protective coating material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: SIO2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter J. Sagona, Christopher Weikart
  • Patent number: 8925748
    Abstract: The invention is an integrally blow-moulded bag-in-container (2) obtainable by blow-moulding an injection moulded multi-layer preform (1). The bag-in-container (2) includes an inner layer (21) forming the bag and an outer layer (22) forming the container, and a single opening (5), the mouth, fluidly connecting the volume defined by the bag (21) to the atmosphere. The container further includes at least one interface vent (3) fluidly connecting the interface between inner and outer layers to the atmosphere, wherein the bag (21) is anchored to the outer layer (22) at at least one point (7) remote from the single opening (5) and interface vent (3). The invention also relates to a process and a mould for the production of the blow-moulded bag-in-container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventors: Sarah Van Hove, Daniel Peirsman, Rudi Verpoorten
  • Publication number: 20140360895
    Abstract: An improved container for use in holding oxygen sensitive contents is provided. The container comprises a body having an open end sealed with a metal closure. The metal closure includes a metal structural layer, a polymeric interior coating layer and an oxygen scavenger layer interposed between the metal structural layer and the polymeric interior coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Subir K. Dey
  • Publication number: 20140352801
    Abstract: A fuel tank for use with hydrogen carrier fuels. The fuel tank includes a self-supporting shell having an inward facing surface and an outward facing surface. A fluid-tight inner layer is disposed adjacent the inward facing surface and a fluid-tight outer layer is disposed adjacent the outward facing surface. A vent extends through the fluid-tight inner layer, the fluid-tight outer layer, and the self-supporting shell. The fuel tank can also include a gas collection canister connected to the vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MCALISTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • 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: 8857650
    Abstract: A cryogenic liquid storage tank includes a base plate and side wall extending upwardly. The base plate and side wall include an outer leaf enveloping an inner leaf. The outer leaf part of the base plate includes a lower, outer leaf concrete bottom plate on a substrate. The bottom plate is continuous with an outer leaf reinforced concrete layer of the outer side wall. An inward surface of the bottom plate and concrete layer of the outer leaf are lined with a continuous outer leaf metallic membrane. A bottom insulation layer is arranged above the outer leaf metallic membrane on the bottom plate. The inner leaf includes an inner leaf concrete bottom layer on the bottom insulation portion. The inner leaf metal membrane is lined with an inner leaf inner concrete layer. The outer leaf hoop stress reinforced outer concrete wall supporting an insulated dome structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Iglo Contractors AS
    Inventor: Otto Skovholt
  • Publication number: 20140287174
    Abstract: An entrained polymer includes a base polymer, an active agent, and a channeling agent. The active agent acts on, interacts or reacts with a selected material. The channeling agent is immiscible with the base polymer and is adapted to transmit a selected material through the entrained polymer at a faster rate than in solely the base polymer. The channeling agent is a water insoluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Julien Klein, William Frederick Spano, Ralf Kibele
  • Patent number: 8839983
    Abstract: The present invention is directed a beverage container having a two-part base. The beverage container has a container body having a side wall member and a bottom member, and a liquid retaining cavity therebetween. The container body has a first mating member adjacent a bottom of the container body. The two-part base comprises an inner member partially surrounded by an outer member, and wherein the inner member is preferably made of a rigid material and wherein the outer member is preferably made of a thermoplastic elastomer. The two-part base has a second mating member, whereby the two-part base is connected to the container body adjacent the bottom of the container body via a mating connection between the first mating member and the second mating member. Portions of the two-part base contact the bottom member of the container body to define seal areas that create a substantially fluid-tight seal between the base and the container body, thereby allowing the beverage container to be top-shelf dishwasher safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ignite USA, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Y. Chiou, Sami M. El-Saden
  • Publication number: 20140263374
    Abstract: An elongated container with an elevator to position items near the opening of a container for easy access. The elevator includes a base and a member for engaging and disengaging the inner sidewall of the container depending upon the orientation of the container. Items are stored inside the container, on the base of the elevator. After removal of a portion of the items from the container, the opening of the container is covered, and the container is inverted. With the container in an inverted position, the elevator slides freely within the container and moves the remaining items toward the covered opening of the container. When the container is returned to its upright position, the member engages the inner sidewall of the container, preventing movement of the elevator within the container, such that the remaining items are easily accessible from the opening of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: JLJ, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Janning
  • Publication number: 20140272223
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a package for an article of commerce. The package comprises a nonwoven substrate comprising one or more layers of fibers. A plurality of the fibers each comprise a plurality of fibrils extending outwardly from a surface of the fibers in a central longitudinal third of the fibers. The plurality of fibrils comprise a lipid ester that has a melting point greater than 35° C. The plurality of fibers are free of droplets of the lipid ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Calvin Hoi Wung CHENG, Olaf Erik Alexander ISELE, Brian UDENGAARD
  • Patent number: 8833595
    Abstract: A package for food products, including a cup (2) adapted to contain a food substance and a sealing member (6) applied to the mouth profile of the cup and in combination a take-up member (12) for taking up the food substance, such as a spatula or the like. The base wall (8) of the cup (2) has a depression (10) wherein the eating member (12) is housed and wherein the package includes a laminar member (14) applied to cover the depression (10) and the eating member (12); preferably, the laminar member (14) has on its face facing toward the eating member (12) a peripheral region (20) having an adhesive, which allows its fastening by adhesion to at least a portion of the wall of the cup (2) adjacent to the depression (10) and an internal non-adhesive region (16) overlying the eating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Soremartec S.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Raballo
  • Publication number: 20140183200
    Abstract: A mildew-resistant packaging may include a main body and a mildew-resistant layer. The main body may include a cover and a bottle, and the cover and the bottle both have an inner wall therein. The main body also includes a separation pad disposed near an opening of the bottle. The mildew-resistant layer can be coated or vaporized on the inner walls of the cover and the bottle. In one embodiment, the main body can be a bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Taiwell Tech. Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 8757440
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container includes a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container has a sump region which assists in the removal of a pumpable product from the fillable bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul G. Ouillette
  • Patent number: 8747979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binder useful in coating end uses. The binder preferably includes an aqueous polymer dispersion and a vinyl polymer. The binder is useful in packaging coatings, including coatings for use on food or beverage cans, or a portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Cavallin, T. Howard Killilea, Larry Brandenburger, Nhan Huynh, Jeffrey Niederst
  • Patent number: 8739996
    Abstract: An air cargo container has a rolling platform for cargo personnel to stand on. The platform may be moved horizontally as the container is loaded. A latch on the platform may be used to secure the platform into a desired position. The platform may be for example 8-20 inches higher than the floor of the container, to allow cargo personnel to conveniently step up onto to the platform, and reach the upper areas of the container. With the platform adjacent to the front or back of the container, the platform may optionally be rotated from horizontal into a vertical storage position, and then secured to a front or rear post of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Satco, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Looker
  • Publication number: 20140138393
    Abstract: A polymer is provided that preferably includes at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group. In one embodiment, the polymer is combined with an optional crosslinker and an optional carrier to form a coating composition suitable for use in coating articles such as packaging articles. In one embodiment, the polymer has at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group that is at least bicyclic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, Greg Paulson, Richard H. Evans, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson
  • Patent number: 8720735
    Abstract: A pressure vessel, including: a body portion; and an inclined nozzle projecting from the body portion along an axis inclined relative to an inner surface of the body portion, wherein: a through hole of a circular section is formed through both the body portion and the inclined nozzle. At an intersecting portion between the inner surface of the body portion and a surface surrounding the through hole, there are formed round portions. The radius of each of the round portions at two positions in a major axis direction is smaller than the radius of each of round portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Terada, Tatsuo Nishihara, Yukihiro Fukada
  • Publication number: 20140097181
    Abstract: A freight floor having a multilayer construction and that is formed as a composite material, comprising a core layer of carbon-fibre-reinforced and/or glass-fibre-reinforced plastic and a seating layer of a metal alloy, in particular an aluminium alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TELAIR INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Huber
  • Publication number: 20140048544
    Abstract: A multiple walled enclosure with low permeation properties and rugged impact resistance useful as a fuel tank or chemical container. The enclosure is made by rotomolding a first charge of thermosetting polymer into an outer layer, then rotomolding a charge of EVOH or other low permeation thermoplastic into a second layer, then rotomolding a second charge of thermosetting polymer into a third layer so that the low permeation thermoplastic layer is fully enclosed by layers of thermoset polymer. The preferred thermosetting polymer is crosslinkable polyethylene and the preferred low permeation thermoplastic is EVOH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Centro, Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin G. SPENCE, Jeremy R. KNEPPER, Daniel D. GRIMES
  • Publication number: 20140008367
    Abstract: A beverage delivery can may comprise various configurations. Such configurations may comprise various aperture shapes, sizes, and configurations and various shapes, textures, configurations, and dimensions of the lid and surface of the can. A beverage can may comprise various exterior shapes such as a tapered shape, a faceted shape, a pint glass shape and the like. In embodiments, the beverage can may comprise various types of nucleation devices. In embodiments, various external packaging may be used with one or more beverage delivery cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Beer Corporation
    Inventors: Jeewon Jung, Oivind Brockmeier, Charles James Koch, Peter D. Gladstone, Zebulon Stevens Robbins, Andrew S. Gavrin
  • Publication number: 20130327778
    Abstract: A tank assembly having an elongated plastic tubular pipe structure and at least one end wall attached to the plastic tubular pipe structure and sized to cover a cross-sectional area defined by the plastic tubular pipe structure. The end wall is a composite unit including a first plastic sheet member having an edge portion and a second plastic sheet member bonded with the edge portion of the first plastic sheet member. The first plastic sheet member is located inward of the second plastic sheet member, the second plastic sheet member having a body portion with an outwardly domed shape to define an internal space between the body portion and a body portion of the first plastic sheet member. A structural foam is disposed in the internal space to provide continuity between the first plastic sheet member and the second plastic sheet member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Darrell J. Sanders, William L. Zepp, Ryan P. Adams
  • Patent number: 8602248
    Abstract: A cooking utensil for use with an induction cooktop having a cooktop surface and an induction heating coil. The cooking utensil has an inner wall made from an electrically conductive material, an outer wall made from an electrically non-conductive material, and a gap between the inner and outer walls. There is an intermediate wall in the gap. The intermediate wall divides the gap into an inner chamber between the inner wall and the intermediate wall and an outer chamber between the outer wall and the intermediate wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Randall Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20130277378
    Abstract: Method of producing an enforced composite surface delimited element such as a wall, ceiling or roof includes: connecting profile elements, preferably of metal and having a length within the interval 200-250 cm, a width within the interval 15-35 cm, and a depth within the interval 18-40 cm, side by side constituting cell modules having passing through cell elements; adding a substance or a material to the modules to bring completing properties to the construction element; and providing the cell modules with an inner and/or outer completely covering layer at the same time adding strength to the surface delimited element. The surface delimited element includes a series of cell modules constituting of profile elements forming intermediate cells, wherein each cell module has a width of at least 30 cm, a depth of at least 18 cm and the cell modules are internally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: CESIUM HOLDING AB
    Inventor: Jack Gustavsson
  • Publication number: 20130224413
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel packaging articles, e.g., food and beverage cans, having a novel coating composition applied to at least a portion of a surface thereon. In preferred embodiments, the coating composition includes at least a film-forming amount of a copolyester resin having a backbone that includes one or more soft segments and a plurality of hard segments. The copolyester resin preferably has a glass transition temperature from about from about 10° C. to about 50° C. The present invention also provides a method for making coated articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventor: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8474639
    Abstract: A collapsible vase has a sleeve having an open state in which at least one item can be placed in the sleeve and a flattened state for storage during non-use of the vase. The sleeve has a flap at one end of each side panel of the sleeve. The vase also has a base with slots arranged to securely receive respective flaps when the sleeve is in its open state, whereby the sleeve is retained by the base in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Christopher Bibby and Trent Scanlan
    Inventor: Anthony Ian Pinder
  • Patent number: 8474647
    Abstract: A metallic liner for a composite reinforced high pressure gas cylinder is composed of a seamless metal tube contoured with a top dome and bottom dome. The liner is further composed of a seamless top metal end cap having a mating shape of the top dome and a seamless bottom metal end cap having a mating shape of the bottom dome. Alternatively, an extruded cup is shaped to a dome at the open end and one or two seamless metal end caps are used. In the method of manufacturing, the top and bottom ends of the metal tube are contoured, the end caps are produced, and one or two end caps are attached to the ends of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Vinjamuri Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Gopala Krishna Vinjamuri
  • Patent number: 8434638
    Abstract: A fracture tank for use in oil fields and the like that is readily adaptable for manipulation in hilly and muddy terrain by being pushed by a bulldozer or similar piece of equipment. The undercarriage of the fracture tank is encased tapered skid plates to enhance the support area, while accommodating the movement of muddy or loose soil therethrough, while the fracture tank is slid over the terrain. The formation of skid plates preclude the compacting of mud and dirt within the undercarriage as in the prior art. The fracture tank is further provided with a strengthened rear bumper assembly and wheel spring hangers to allow for forceful movement when the rear wheels of the tank are frozen or compacted with dirt and mud to a point that they are substantially immovable. The fracture tank is further provided with a purging system consisting of an inlet spray tubing and an outlet drainage. Additionally, tubing is provided for conveying heated gas within the interior of the tank and venting the same out of the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Alpha Tanks, LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20130092697
    Abstract: A composite container for storing perishable products may include a composite body and a composite bottom. The composite bottom may include a bottom fiber layer, a bottom oxygen barrier layer, and a bottom sealant layer, such that the composite bottom has an upper surface and a lower surface. A hermetic seal may be formed between a sealing portion of the composite bottom and an interior surface of the composite body. When an internal pressure is applied to the interior surface of the composite body and the upper surface of the platen portion of the composite bottom, an external pressure is applied to the exterior surface of the composite body and the lower surface of the composite bottom, and the internal pressure is about 20 kPa greater than the external pressure, the platen portion of the composite bottom may not extend beyond the bottom edge of the composite body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Kellogg Company
  • Publication number: 20130064932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging comprising a container surrounding a container interior, wherein at least the inner surface of the container in contact with the container interior is produced from a composition which comprises a thermoplastic polymer, and a plasticizer composition comprising a polymeric plasticizer and a polyol ester, and wherein the container is at least partly filled with a lipophilic packed product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Daute, Martin Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20130037432
    Abstract: A box package containing stacked disposable absorbent articles is disclosed. The package has a pair of top flaps, and a handle cutout on each flap. In one embodiment a handle reinforcing material may be disposed between the handle cutouts. In one embodiment the handle cutouts may be partial, and attached portions of material forming residual cutout flaps may remain attached within the cutouts. Other structural elements may be present to maximize economy of space while maintaining structural integrity, conserving materials and providing a package that is convenient for consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jack Cheng Chang, Lucio Frias, Richard Shane Mays, Luke Anthony Snider, Todd Jeffrey Vishnauski
  • Publication number: 20120205386
    Abstract: Thermochromic coatings are improved by mixing thermochromic capsules with polymer resins in a manner that imparts shelf stability to flowable precursors that may be cured to form relatively hard coatings that are capable of withstanding machine operations, such as the operations needed to make beverage can lids, bottle caps, pull tabs and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy J. Owen, Kristin A. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20120205387
    Abstract: A substrate which is either a first substrate or a second substrate consisting of a different kind of thermoplastic resin film or cellophane film, and which is drawn out from rolled films where the first substrate and the second substrate are rolled respectively. The substrate has a surface of the hot gluing reforming layer which was formed with the surface modification with an atmospheric pressure plasma processor, and the other substrate has a surface with which an air corona processor is possessed. And the substrate and the other base member are opposed, and are attached together with a heating roll with spreading neither an adhesive nor an anchor agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Atsushi Manabe, Junko Fuchu, Tomoko Kubota, Moritoshi Oguni
  • Publication number: 20120145721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binder useful in coating end uses. The binder preferably includes an aqueous polymer dispersion and a vinyl polymer. The binder is useful in packaging coatings, including coatings for use on food or beverage cans, or a portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Cavallin, T. Howard Killilea, Larry Brandenburger, Nhan Huynh, Jeffrey Niederst
  • Publication number: 20120132660
    Abstract: A device housing is provided. The device housing includes a substrate, and an anti-fingerprint film formed on the substrate. The substrate has roughness in a range from about 0.05 ?m to about 0.25 ?m. The anti-fingerprint film is a nano-composite coating consisting essentially of polytetrafluoroethylene. A method for making the device housing is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, LI-QUAN PENG
  • Publication number: 20120125941
    Abstract: A container, according to various embodiments of the invention, includes a co-extruded, blow molded wall that comprises: (1) a first, inner surface layer, (2) a second, interior layer; and (3) a third layer. In one embodiment, the inner surface layer comprises an extrusion blow-molding-capable grade of PET; the second, interior layer comprises adhesive; and the third layer comprises a polyolefin and the regrind material from one or more containers similar to the blow molded container. In various embodiments, the third layer is an outer surface layer of the blow molded wall. Alternatively, the container may further comprise a fourth (e.g., exterior surface) layer that comprises a polyolefin. In other embodiments, the inner surface layer comprises an extrusion blow-molding-capable grade of PET; the second, interior layer comprises a barrier material, such as polyamide resin, EVOH, or a compatible oxygen scavenger; and the third layer comprises an extrusion blow-molding-capable grade of PET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: CONSOLIDATED CONTAINER COMPANY LP
    Inventors: Mihaela Penescu, Jesse Wayne Barron
  • Publication number: 20120091150
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide an aluminum seamless can very excellent in stab resistance, corrosion resistance and productivity by using a resin-coated aluminum sheet. [Means for Solution] A draw-ironed aluminum can having a resin coating on at least the inner surface of the can, wherein the coating resin on the inner surface of the can has a tensile strength of 270 to 420 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Seitaro Kanazawa, Shigeya Takahashi, Masashi Ikeuchi, Tomoko Haraguchi
  • 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: 8070004
    Abstract: In various embodiments, shipping container systems are described included an extended tunnel flooring system with a steel floor piece running lengthwise down the center of the extended tunnel floor, and an Omega flooring system including alternating lengthwise strips of 6 wood floor pieces and 5 floor steel pieces on a structure of support beams reinforced with steel gusset plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Institute of International Container Lessors
    Inventors: John Michael Williams, Michael S Hohndorf
  • Publication number: 20110266289
    Abstract: The storage tank of the present invention is a two part tank. The exterior or outer container of the storage tank is made of metal, either ferrous or non-ferrous materials, such as for example, aluminum, steel, etc. The interior of the outer container of the storage tank is lined or coated with a plastic material, such as for example, polyethylene, high density polyethylene, cross-linked polyethylene, etc. Retention members protrude from the interior of the outer container to retain the plastic liner within the storage tank. Fixtures are also provided to allow for the connection of attachments to the storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tony Riviezzo, Todd Outman
  • Patent number: 7975871
    Abstract: A container has a base panel, at least one side panel extending upwardly from the base panel, and at least one end panel extending upwardly from the base panel. At least one corner is formed at a junction between the side panel and end panel. A flange extends laterally outward from the upper edges of at least one of the side panel, end panel, and corner. An injection-molded structure extends along at least a portion of the flange, the injection-molded structure includes a base portion adjacent the upper edges of the side wall and the end wall, a distal portion extending laterally outward from the base portion, and an indentation in the distal portion extending along at least a portion of the flange of the container. An apparatus for forming the container and a method of manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick H. Wnek, James B. Kluz, Ronald P. Marx
  • Publication number: 20110089183
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a composite panel comprising a paper honeycomb core (3) and a panel (2,2?) attached to both sides of the honeycomb core (3) in a continuous process, said method comprising the steps of producing a continuous paper honeycomb from at least one band of paper by cutting strips (12) of paper in substantially transverse direction off of the band of paper, stacking said strips (12) onto one another while being attached at various locations along the length of the strips to form the continuous honeycomb in compressed form, expanding said compressed continuous paper honeycomb and impregnating it with a curable composition (7), impregnating a first and second continuous fibre-reinforced web with said curable composition (7), or a further curable composition which chemically binds to said curable composition (7), removing entrapped air from said impregnated fibre-reinforced web, applying said first and second impregnated fibre-reinforced web against respective both sides o
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Herbert Gundelsheimer
  • Publication number: 20110005962
    Abstract: A transport/storage tray is made by injecting molding of plastic an upper floor panel formed with an array of throughgoing holes and a separate lower floor panel with an array of throughgoing holes. Then the upper and lower panels are juxtaposed with each of the holes of the upper panel aligned with a respective one of the holes of the lower panel, and the two panels are welded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Dietheim Hirz, Matthias Jung, Andreas Nieder
  • Publication number: 20100264137
    Abstract: A smart polymer molded hybrid shipping container generally refers to large intermodal shipping container and their manufacture, and more particularly to a recyclable rotationally-molded RF (radio frequency) transparent thermoplastic polymer shell with a removable outer structural fabricated steel load bearing support frame capable of being integrated with an internally mounted geo-location detection system, date transmission communication devices, inner environmental sensors, data storage system, and power storage system. The smart polymer molded hybrid shipping container is designed to be 100% recyclable after useful life with a mechanically fastened exoskeleton steel frame that can be reused in the post manufacturing process. The smart polymer molded hybrid shipping container has a one piece molded shell with load bearing molded in floor system and outer polymer skin that is entirely weather resistant and non-corrosive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Frederick G. Lampe
  • Publication number: 20100147860
    Abstract: A fracture tank for use in oil fields and the like that is readily adaptable for manipulation in hilly and muddy terrain by being pushed by a bulldozer or similar piece of equipment. The undercarriage of the fracture tank is encased tapered skid plates to enhance the support area, while accommodating the movement of muddy or loose soil therethrough, while the fracture tank is slid over the terrain. The formation of skid plates preclude the compacting of mud and dirt within the undercarriage as in the prior art. The fracture tank is further provided with a strengthened rear bumper assembly and wheel spring hangers to allow for forceful movement when the rear wheels of the tank are frozen or compacted with dirt and mud to a point that they are substantially immovable. The fracture tank is further provided with a purging system consisting of an inlet spray tubing and an outlet drainage. Additionally, tubing is provided for conveying heated gas within the interior of the tank and venting the same out of the top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Michael P. McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20100147836
    Abstract: The invention relates to an abrasion resistant load bin for use to transport abrasive materials. The load bin includes a wear layer manufactured from polymeric material, which provide a wear surface, in use; and a second, backing layer manufactured from a non-deformable fibre reinforced polymeric material. The invention also describes methods to manufacture the load bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: George Fechter Hoffmann