Support Structure Patents (Class 220/628)
  • Patent number: 9604580
    Abstract: A mount includes a keyed insert and a key receiver. The keyed insert includes a key base and a keyed plate mounted to the key base and having one or more key features extending from a periphery of the keyed plate. The key receiver accepts the keyed insert and includes a receiver base, a retaining ring, a key set ring, a key entrance ring, and a spring plate. The retaining ring is connected to the receiver base. The key set ring is disposed between the retaining ring and the receiver base and includes one or more receiving notches and one or more locking notches. The one or more receiving notches is configured to receive the one or more key features the one or more locking notch is spaced away from the one or more receiving notch and is configured to lockingly engage the one or more key features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Boer, Kenneth Freeman, Eric Lovaasen
  • Patent number: 9157573
    Abstract: A magnetic holding device includes a magnetic base and an object holder. The magnetic base preferably includes a base magnet and an adhesive pad. The adhesive pad includes a mounting pad, a pressure sensitive adhesive and an adhesive label. The pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to one side of the mounting pad and the adhesive label is applied to the pressure sensitive adhesive. The other side of the mounting pad is secured to base magnet. The object holder includes an object cup, a cup magnet and a retention disc. An inner perimeter of the object cup is slightly smaller than a perimeter of the object to be retained in the inner perimeter. The cup magnet is inserted into a bottom of the object cup. The retention disc is pushed into a bottom of the object cup to retain the cup magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Marco J. Zach, Jon A. DeBoer
  • Patent number: 9126753
    Abstract: A container adapted to be lifted by a forklift having a pair of prongs, including a receptacle having a floor, a front wall, a rear wall, and a pair of opposed sidewalls, wherein a front edge, a rear edge and side edges of the floor define a perimeter of the floor. A plurality of bolsters is attached to the floor such that each bolster is within the perimeter, each bolster including a lower panel and a pair of sidewalls extending upwardly to the floor and forming a first entry window configured to slidably receive one of the prongs of the forklift. Each bolster is positioned such that its first entry window is accessible from one of the opposed side edges of the floor, and the prongs of the forklift are slidably receivable between a pair of the bolsters from one of the front edge and the rear edge of the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apex Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Henry Cowie, Richard A. Samsel
  • Patent number: 9033170
    Abstract: Decorative stemware having a plurality of apertures about the circumference of the stem for the insertion of toothpicks having cocktails or hors d'oeuvres, the apertures being diagonally disposed within the stem so that when toothpicks with cocktails or hors d'oeuvres are inserted into the apertures, the stemware creates the appearance of blossoming stemware. The stemware features a base that functions as a toothpick disposer. Alternatively, a separate coaster can function as a toothpick disposer. The base, or coaster, comprises an opening for the insertion of toothpicks and a hollow interior for the insertion of a plurality of toothpicks. A themed design is disposed on the base or coaster to conceal or camouflage the disposed toothpicks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Arax Roxy Mansoorian
  • Patent number: 8991609
    Abstract: A tray for carrying at least one bottle that has to be positioned and held precisely on the tray, includes a support on which the bottle is intended to be placed, at least two rails running substantially parallel to one another along the support, the rails including at least one shoulder extending above the support toward the other rail so that a lower edge of the bottle can fit between and be immobilized in the rails in a longitudinal or transverse direction and in an upwards direction, each rail having at least one imprint, the imprints being positioned facing one another, each imprint being designed to accommodate an immobilizing element provided on the bottle so that the bottle can be immobilized in the rails in a longitudinal or transverse direction. A bottle used with a tray such as this is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NOVACYT
    Inventor: Eric Peltier
  • Publication number: 20140361022
    Abstract: A well plate assembly including a base plate and vials. The well plate assembly includes a base plate having a bottom, a perimeter having opposing edges, and a plurality of protrusions extending from the bottom spaced apart from each other to form a plurality of compartments sized and configured for releasably holding vials. Each of the compartments includes a convoluted anti-rotation feature recessed into the bottom. The vials each have a bottom wall, a first side wall segment extending upwardly from the bottom wall, and a second side wall segment extending from the first side wall segment to an open top. The first side wall segment includes at least one spline designed to mate with the convoluted anti-rotation feature to prevent rotation of the vials when a torque is applied, for example, during capping or de-capping operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: James G. Finneran
  • Patent number: 8905260
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes: a body comprising a cylindrical section; and a skirt comprising a hip, a leg, and a restraint. The hip formed with or attached to the body and has a profile for receiving an upper portion of the leg. The profile is oversized relative to the leg upper portion, thereby defining a radial clearance between the hip and the leg to account for thermal cycling of the body. The restraint fastens the hip and the leg while allowing limited movement between the hip and the leg to account for the thermal cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Houston Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Mahmod Samman
  • Publication number: 20140352349
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a container having an interior configured to contain a beverage, and a base configured to support the container on a support surface. A first coupler is mounted to the container. A pod having a second coupler is configured to couple with the first coupler while the pod is located in the interior of the container. The pod physically contacts the beverage and can be configured to rotate within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Roy P. Prosise, Curt Stewart, Dan Caputo
  • Patent number: 8893918
    Abstract: A container floor apparatus using wood polymer composite includes traverse supports continuously disposed to longitudinal frames at a predetermined interval, the longitudinal frames being longitudinally connected to vertical columns at four corners of the container. The longitudinal supports have a single central rail formed at upper portions of the traverse supports between the traverse frames and two side rails formed both sides of the central rail disposed parallel to and between the central rail and the longitudinal frames and further provided with a downwardly extending reinforcement piece. Convex floor members are made from wood polymer composite containing a cured mixture of about 30-50% of synthetic resin, about 50-70% of wood flour and chaff or pulp and about 2-10% of a binder. Gaskets surround each side surface portion of the floor members. Fixing means couple the floor members to the traverse supports in the block mounting spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dong Yang C.M.I. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Jun Seo
  • Patent number: 8875921
    Abstract: A container made of thermoplastic material, including a body that extends between a neck and a base that is able to withstand, without significantly deforming, a hydrostatic pressure caused by the column of a liquid contained in the container, the column of liquid being increased by a pressure not exceeding 2×105 Pa. The base includes main ribs in the form of grooves that are open towards the outside and extend approximately radially, passing through an annular zone that forms an approximately flat seat by way of which the base can rest in a stable manner on a flat support. The main ribs extend upwards on a wall connecting the base to the body of the container. The container has a shoulder that forms a joining zone between the connecting wall and the body of the container, and the main ribs extend upwards beyond the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Wilfried Hermel, Pierrick Protais
  • Publication number: 20140319154
    Abstract: A merchandise storage container includes an integrated hang tab. The hang tab is connected to the outer end panel that defines a portion of the lid of the container so that the hang tab may be use to help open the container when the user has removed the container from a display hook. The hang tab can be formed from only a single layer of material. A locking tab latches into a slot defined between an inner end panel and a rear wall of the container. The hang tab includes spaced legs disposed on either side of the locking tab. This configuration of the hang tab evenly distributes the hanging forces on either side of the locking tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Wynalda Litho, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Rajter, JR.
  • Patent number: 8844752
    Abstract: A food plate comprising a first surface, a second surface, and an edge, wherein at least the first surface or each of the first surface and the second surface has a slope, which optionally comprises at least one depression at the bottom of the slope and adjacent to the edge, wherein (i) at least each portion of the edge that is adjacent to the bottom of the slope forms a rim or (ii) substantially all or all of the edge forms a rim and at least each portion of the rim that is adjacent to the bottom of the slope is pronounced or more pronounced than a portion of the rim that is not adjacent to the bottom of the slope; an adapter for a conventional food plate comprising a graduated, optionally flexible, rim, which, upon attachment to the food plate, causes the food-bearing side of the food plate to have a slope; a method of making a food plate; and a method of making an adapter for a conventional food plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Seth Sirota, Michele Sirota
  • Publication number: 20140209619
    Abstract: A tip-resistant cup with handle having at least three external extended legs that prevent tip-overs. The external legs extend down to the surface the cup being placed on to provide support from three different directions. In addition, any of the legs can be used has a handle. Cups of the present invention can be stacked like other cups by simply rotating the position of the legs. The cup of the present invention can also have a curved lip to further prevent spilling when the user is drinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Lily Ann Born, Joseph Born
  • Patent number: 8789722
    Abstract: A bedding box has a container formed by sloped end plates and side plates joined to a bottom plate, with gusseted wing plates reinforcing the side plates. The wing plates extend outwards from the container to facilitate loading. A frame attaches to each of the end plates, one frame having horizontally-extending, vertically-spaced apart bars to allow the bucket of a compact excavator to be wedged therebetween to lift the bedding box, while the other end serves to attach one or more support brackets that can be lifted by a scraper blade of the excavator, allowing support at both ends of the bedding box for transportation over uneven terrain. Skids can be affixed to the bottom plate to reinforce it, to facilitate dragging the bedding box, and to facilitate lifting the bedding box from one end with a forklift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: James T. Reuthe
  • Patent number: 8783502
    Abstract: A tank subjected to thermal expansion and contraction, comprising a support block in contact with the bottom of the tank, where the support block and the bottom of the tank are connected by a rib in either the bottom of the tank or the support block, where the rib is in a groove in either the bottom of the tank or the support block to prevent horizontal movement of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Aker Engineering & Technology AS
    Inventors: Arne Barrett Sele, Trygve Johannes Lund
  • Publication number: 20140166530
    Abstract: Packages for food products and food products packaged in such packages are described. A packaged food product may include a plurality of food items and a package comprising a container removeably coupled to a lid. The container may define an interior configured to receive the plurality of food items. The container can include a bottom portion and opposing first and second sidewalls forming a plurality of support portions configured to support the plurality of food items independent from one another. The support portions each include a support surface extending upward along at least a portion of the first and second sidewalls and across the bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: The Hillshire Brands Company
    Inventors: Martha E. Cassens, Stuart M. Leslie, Jason C. Billig, Daniel Taek Kim
  • Patent number: 8714403
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an antiskid container (30) from a container (20) made of a ceramic or glass material, including a bottom wall (21) intended to be in contact with a flat support, the bottom wall including at least one antiskid pattern (28), the pattern including two grooves (25) delimiting at least one projection (24), the method including the following steps: an antiskid material (34) in a fluid state is applied onto the antiskid pattern (28) so as to cover the projection at least partially, the antiskid material is caused to solidify so as to form an antiskid coating (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Pillivuyt
    Inventor: Christophe Amprimo
  • Patent number: 8708185
    Abstract: A support assembly mounted on the roof of a tank comprising a support block, a base plate between the support block and the tank, and guiding brackets or rails joined to a structure above the tank. The guiding brackets or rails comprise a face turned towards a cooperating face of the support block. The face of the bracket or rail and the cooperating face of the support block are inclined at an angle which depends on the width and height of the support block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Aker Engineering & Technology AS
    Inventors: Arne Barrett Sele, Trygve Johannes Lund
  • Publication number: 20140103052
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir includes a housing defining a chamber for receiving a fluid. The housing may be generally rectangular with six orthogonally oriented sides. A plurality of mounting portions are carried by the housing. One or more fittings are selectively attached to respective mounting portions of the plurality of mounting portions. The mounting portions may include mounted surfaces at an intersection of a pair of adjacent sides of the housing. The mounting surfaces may be at angles to both of the respective adjacent sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventor: Colin Andrew Hill
  • Publication number: 20140103035
    Abstract: A container system for use with a forklift, includes a plurality of containers, each container including side and end walls and having interlocking structure cooperatively arranged whereby adjacent containers are connectable to each other and a base secured relative to each container. The base is dimensioned to support the container and being adapted to couple with the blade of the forklift to permit placement and transport of the containers in an interlocked relation thereof. Each container may be collapsible to facilitate storage thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: David Fredette, Thomas Fredette
  • Publication number: 20140097105
    Abstract: Decorative stemware having a plurality of apertures about the circumference of the stem for the insertion of toothpicks having cocktails or hors d'oeuvres, the apertures being diagonally disposed within the stem so that when toothpicks with cocktails or hors d'oeuvres are inserted into the apertures, the stemware creates the appearance of blossoming stemware. The stemware features a base that functions as a toothpick disposer. Alternatively, a separate coaster can function as a toothpick disposer. The base, or coaster, comprises an opening for the insertion of toothpicks and a hollow interior for the insertion of a plurality of toothpicks. A themed design is disposed on the base or coaster to conceal or camouflage the disposed toothpicks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Arax Roxy Mansoorian
  • Publication number: 20140061193
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a collapsible food container. The container includes a wall portion with an outer surface having a substantially smooth shape. The wall portion is configured to bend from raised position to a collapsed position, with the food container being used to retain food in the raised position and being collapsed for storage in the collapsed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: DANIEL A. SUDAKOFF
  • Publication number: 20140048534
    Abstract: A dual tank structure includes first and second tanks with a common secondary containment structure which are all integrally supported on a common base frame. The common base frame includes longitudinal skids so as to be suitable for transport using a conventional winch truck. A passageway with an integral valve therein permits selective communication between the tanks. The common containment structure has a containment volume which is greater than a storage volume of a largest one of the first tank and the second tank and which is less than a combined storage volume of both the first tank and the second tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Lester James Thiessen
  • Publication number: 20140048535
    Abstract: A disposable container for a cosmetics preparation or the like has a generally cylindrical body defining a reservoir for retaining the contents of the container, a base and a cap. The base has a bottom surface. At least one member extends radially from the bottom surface of the base. A layer of adhesive is provided on the bottom surface of the base, but not on the under surface of the radially extending member. A removable protective layer is situated over the adhesive layer. The protective layer has a radially extending portion aligned with the member radially extending from the base. The radially extending base member increases the stability of the container, facilitates removal of the cap from the container body and provides for easy removal of the protective sticker from the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: INTENZE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: MARIO BARTH
  • Publication number: 20140034535
    Abstract: A storage apparatus is provided. The storage apparatus defines a storage cavity having an opening at the upper surface of the storage apparatus with a substantially planar flange extending outwardly from the opening of the storage cavity and defines a plurality of support structures, each support structure (a) having an opening at the upper surface of the storage apparatus and (b) adapted to support the storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: MCKESSON AUTOMATION INC.
    Inventors: Shawn T. Greyshock, William A. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140021205
    Abstract: A segmented container for easily and safely storing and transporting items related to music composition and music playing, such as electrical cables, picks, slides, capos, and rehydrating refreshments. The container includes three stepped compartments of various sizes and dimensions. The top compartment is cylindrical for holding beverage containers to prevent condensation on electrical components. The container securely attaches on amplifiers, speakers, and other devices used in the music or electrical fields. A pair of C-brackets latch onto the handles of the amplifier, and a pair of legs that create a level plane with the amplifier. A J-shaped arm extends and retracts from the container. A cable can wrap around the arm to prevent tripping and electrical accidents. The arm slides into a channel underneath the container, and locks into position with pins and holes. The outer end of the arm includes a notch for holding an amplifier cable plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Mathis
  • Publication number: 20130320028
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a portable and mountable waterproof caddy that keeps personal items dry while the caddy is used in conjunction with a shower. The caddy has a preferable shape of a cuboid and is large enough to hold personal items. The caddy comprises a waterproof lid (1), a caddy body (2), drainage holes (3), and coupling members (4) located on the caddy body (2). The coupling members (4) on the caddy body (2) allow the caddy to be permanently or temporarily mounted to a shower unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Paul Kozik, William Alexander Lenz, IV
  • Patent number: 8561960
    Abstract: A canopy mounting apparatus for use with a lawn tractor includes a housing having a bottom wall and side walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall to define an interior area and an open top. The upstanding walls include opposed front and rear walls with opposed side walls connecting the front and rear walls. The housing rear wall is coupled to the lawn tractor rear framework. A support arm includes a first end pivotally coupled to the housing front wall and a second end releasably coupled to the housing front wall such that the support arm is movable between a stowed configuration when the support arm is coupled to the housing front wall and an extended configuration when the support arm is extended away from the housing front wall. A canopy holding member is coupled to the support arm and includes a configuration complementary to a canopy shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Garland Sinclair
  • Patent number: 8561832
    Abstract: A bakery tray includes a base. A front wall extends upward from a front edge of the base. Side walls extend upward from side edges of the base. A rear wall extends upward from a rear edge of the base. The rear wall includes an inner panel portion and an outer lip portion that protrudes outward and then downward from an uppermost edge of the inner panel portion. A plurality of ribs connect the inner panel portion to the outer lip portion. In one feature, the plurality of ribs may include an increased concentration of the ribs in the center of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: 8556111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible, closed container with a bottom wall, a top wall and four side walls of a substantial rectangular configuration and made of a flexible plastic sheet material, said container comprising at least a first port, said bottom, top and side walls being provided by four separate sheets which are joined together at their edges, wherein a first sheet forms said bottom wall, a second sheet forms said top wall and a third and a fourth sheet form a first and a second side wall at two opposite sides of the container, said four sheets each comprising in addition to the portions forming the bottom, top and first and second side walls integrally formed triangular or trapezoid shaped wall portions at opposite ends thereof, said triangular or trapezoid shaped wall portions form when joined together a third and a fourth side wall, respectively, wherein said bottom wall accommodates said first port in an off-center position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Darren George Elton, Kenneth Roy Weight
  • Patent number: 8550274
    Abstract: A transport device such as an ISO container that is adapted to be transported by air or surface transportation. The transport device includes a base, a plurality of movable ISO corner blocks movably coupled to the base, and a plurality of adjustment mechanisms. Each adjustment mechanism is adapted to couple a respective corner block to the base and to selectively move the corner block with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: AAR Corp.
    Inventor: William J. Gerding
  • Patent number: 8544810
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a coaster for stemmed glassware that has three sections joined together. The bottom section is circular and is attached to two curved top sections. The top sections are raised to form a pocket for receiving the base of the stemmed glassware. The curved inner edges of the top sections permit ease of attachment of the glass in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Watkins, Dona Watkins
  • Patent number: 8528775
    Abstract: A spice rack assembly includes a rack and at least one container that is magnetically coupled to the rack. The at least one container comprises a body and a lid. The body comprises a sidewall and a bottom, wherein the sidewall circumscribes the bottom. The lid is coupled to the body such that a cavity is defined by an inner surface of the lid, an inner surface of the sidewall, and an inner surface of the bottom. The container sidewall comprises an opening extending therethrough in flow communication with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Laura Ann Martin
  • Publication number: 20130206780
    Abstract: The bulk bin of the present invention comprises four sides and a base. The interior of the bulk bin comprises a substantially smooth and continuous surface, without any sharp or abrupt corners or edges. Each of the sides comprises a top strip portion and a curved wall portion. The top strip is substantially straight in the horizontal direction, whereas the curved wall portion is curved (in a concave manner) in the horizontal direction. A chamfer provides a smooth transition between the relative straightness of the top strip portion and the concavity of the curved wall portion, while maintaining the overall smooth and continuous interior surface of the bulk bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: ELVINCO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Flemming Elvin-Jensen
  • Patent number: 8499961
    Abstract: An egg caddy system for holding eggs in an immobilized position featuring a base with a plurality of egg protrusions disposed in the top surface. The egg protrusions may be arranged in a linear fashion or in parallel sections or groups. A flange extends downwardly and perpendicularly from the bottom surface of the base and forms a T-shaped cross-section. The flange can be inserted between two surfaces such as countertops, sinks, and stoves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Melvin Goldenberg, Judy Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 8490823
    Abstract: A reversible food plate comprising a first surface, a second surface, and an edge, wherein each of the first surface and the second surface has a slope, which optionally comprises at least one depression at the bottom of the slope and adjacent to the edge, wherein (i) at least each portion of the edge that is adjacent to the bottom of the slope forms a rim or (ii) substantially all or all of the edge forms a rim and at least each portion of the rim that is adjacent to the bottom of the slope is pronounced or more pronounced than a portion of the rim that is not adjacent to the bottom of the slope, and wherein the bottom of the slope of the first surface is on the opposite end of the plate from the bottom of the slope of the second surface; and a method of making a reversible food plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Seth Sirota, Michele Sirota
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130153582
    Abstract: A technique for allowing the convenient and orderly withdrawal of contents is disclosed. An apparatus according to the technique may include a container which includes an enhancement at the rim of the container. The enhancement provides the functionality to move edible and/or inedible substances onto objects. In one example, the enhancement may protrude inwardly as a smoothed surface that may push substances onto objects as the objects are removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: SIMPLE WAVE LLC
    Inventor: SIMPLE WAVE LLC
  • Publication number: 20130146606
    Abstract: Packaging comprising separate laminar bodies that form the base with opposing parallel sides and two pairs of side walls (2-3) that have, near the lower edges thereof, slots (5) into which tabs (4) on the edges of the base fit, the side edges of the second pair of side walls (3) having further tabs (4?) that fit into further slots (5?) made near the side edges of the first pair of side walls (2), the tabs (4-4?) having harpoon-shaped retention stops that hook over areas adjacent to the ends of said slots (5-5?) made in all the side walls (2-3). The packaging may also include a flat element at the top (10, 10?, 10?) that acts as a lid for the packaging and makes the structure of the packaging more sturdy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: OBEIKAN MDF ESPANA, S.L.
    Inventor: Obeikan MDF Espana, S.L.
  • Publication number: 20130112502
    Abstract: A ladder caddy, including a planar panel having an upper surface, a lower surface and a height, at least one first aperture defined in the planar panel and extending through the height of the planar panel, and at least one lip extending from the lower surface of the planar panel, the at least one lip circumscribing a first recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Linda OLIVER
  • Publication number: 20130082065
    Abstract: A glass container system comprises a glass container comprising a base defining a bottom of the container and a sidewall formed integrally with the base to define an interior space. A protuberance is formed integrally with the base where the protuberance extending beyond a side wall of the base. A lid is dimensioned such that the protuberance engages the lid such that the lid may be releasably secured to the base. A glass container prepared by a process comprising the steps of providing a mold defining a container having a base at a bottom of the mold cavity where the mold cavity comprises an undercut portion that defines a recess in the mold cavity; introducing molten glass to the mold; cooling the glass to cause the glass to shrink a sufficient amount that the protuberance recedes from the recess; and removing the container from the mold in a linear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Vignesh Danabalan, James Dondero, William Pierson Hart, Michael A. Zarkis
  • Publication number: 20130043256
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holder for frozen food items. The holder includes a grippable shaft having a first receptacle at a first or superior end of the shaft and in an embodiment, a second receptacle at a second or inferior end of the shaft. The first receptacle is adapted to receive a cone, such as those served with ice cream. The second receptacle is adapted to receive a stick, such as those served with frozen ice confections and ice cream bars. The receptacles are further adapted to receive drippage from melting frozen food items and confections. The holder is invertible to conveniently use either the first or second receptacle for receiving frozen food items supported in a cone, or on a stick. The receptacle not in use may be used as a support member to place the holder on a table or similar flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Mecinna Price, Jared Price
  • Publication number: 20130043257
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an antiskid container (30) from a container (20) made of a ceramic or glass material, including a bottom wall (21) intended to be in contact with a flat support, the bottom wall including at least one antiskid pattern (28), the pattern including two grooves (25) delimiting at least one projection (24), the method including the following steps: an antiskid material (34) in a fluid state is applied onto the antiskid pattern (28) so as to cover the projection at least partially, the antiskid material is caused to solidify so as to form an antiskid coating (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: PILLIVUYT
    Inventor: Christophe Amprimo
  • Publication number: 20130043255
    Abstract: Container (1) of thermoplastic material produced by blowing or stretch blowing of a blank, said container comprising a petaloid bottom (3) provided with projecting feet (4) separated by hollow valleys (8) that extend radially from a central zone (5) of the bottom (3), each foot (4) having two flanks (9), each of which laterally borders a valley (8). Each foot (4) is provided, on each of its flanks (9), with a cheek (18) that projects laterally from the side of the valley (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Michel Boukobza
  • Publication number: 20130015183
    Abstract: A container system for use with a forklift, includes a plurality of containers, each container including side and end walls and having interlocking structure cooperatively arranged whereby adjacent containers are connectable to each other and a base secured relative to each container. The base is dimensioned to support the container and being adapted to couple with the blade of the forklift to permit placement and transport of the containers in an interlocked relation thereof. Each container may be collapsible to facilitate storage thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: David Fredette, Thomas Fredette
  • Patent number: 8348088
    Abstract: The container includes a floor and a plurality of side walls extending upwardly from the floor. The floor includes a first panel spaced away from a second panel by a plurality of ribs connecting the first panel to the second panel. The ribs each circumscribe an opening through the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 8342350
    Abstract: Embodiments of containers such as bowls can include in outer shell, and an inner shell positioned at least in part within the outer shell. The inner shell can be formed from a material such as stainless steel. The outer shell can be formed from a material such as plastic. An anti-slip provision, such as a strip of elastomeric or other material, can be mounted on the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Loving Pets Corporation
    Inventor: Neeraj Jain
  • Publication number: 20120325829
    Abstract: The blow-moulded container (1) has a closable mouth portion (2), a side wall (3) and a closed base (4) with standing feed (7). The material in the region of the base is shaped by blow moulding an injection-moulded preform in such a way that, in at least one vertical sectional plane, a distance (8) between two standing feet becomes less, at least in certain portions, in a vertical direction of the container from the top downwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: KHS CORPOPLAST GMBH
    Inventors: Jens-Uwe Haubenschild, Pisarn Pasutanon
  • Publication number: 20120318806
    Abstract: A container is formed to include an interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor and a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Charles T. Walker, Philip A. Driskill, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds
  • Patent number: 8333297
    Abstract: The invention provides a reinforcing corner post suitable for use with a container comprising a foldable blank having a base panel and a pair of opposed side wall panels, and a pair of opposed end wall panels, the side wall panels and end wall panels being foldable into upright positions relative to the base panel to define opposed side walls and end walls with corners being formed at the junctions of the side walls and end walls, the reinforcing corner post being provided at all or selected corners of the container, wherein the corner post comprises an external post section which embraces the corner, and an internal post section which nests within the corner, and engaging means for releasably coupling the external post section and internal post section to one another by longitudinal displacement of the external post section and internal post section relative to one another to an engaged position, and locking means for securing the inner post section and the outer post section in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Gilroy Clements McAlpine, Daniel Robert Algate