Support Formed By Downward Extension Of Sidewall Patents (Class 220/633)
  • Publication number: 20120273484
    Abstract: A storage bin comprising a body formed of plastic material. The body is formed in two sections, an upper section defining a storage chamber and a lower section defining a base below the storage chamber for resting on the ground. The storage chamber comprises a side and a bottom sloping downwardly towards the outlet. The base comprises a cradle section configured to receive and support the sloping bottom of the storage chamber. The base an opening extending between the cradle section and a recess in the base, section whereby the lowermost end of the sloping bottom of the storage chamber extends into the recess through the opening. The recess opens onto the exterior of the base whereby the outlet can be accessed through the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Rodney N. Culleton
  • Patent number: 7874451
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to containers configured for use on dual planar as well as single planar surfaces that can deviate from the horizontal. Such special receptacles can be used in a variety of static environments having sloped surfaces including: hills, damaged or structures under construction, sloping roofs, and the like. The primary object is to provide a substantially horizontal storage or support structure for objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald Bel
  • Patent number: 7527758
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a diffusion-tight plastic container with a bottom portion and a side wall portion, comprising the steps of: a) providing a planar, diffusion-tight film material, b) cutting a label out of the film material, the label having a bottom portion corresponding to the bottom portion of the plastic container and at least one side tab extending from it, corresponding to the side wall portion of the plastic container, c) preshaping the label in accordance with an outer surface of the plastic container, thereby forming overlapping areas, d) sealing the film material at the overlapping areas, as a result of which the label is shaped into the form of the film material body, e) placing the label into a mould having an inner surface corresponding to the outer surface of the plastic container to be manufactured, f) closing the mould, thus forming a mould cavity, the thickness of which corresponds to the thickness of the plastic container, and g) injecting plastic into the mould cavity and manufactur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: MARS Incorporated
    Inventor: Hans-Richard Kiel
  • Patent number: 7410074
    Abstract: A paint bucket includes an upstanding continuous sidewall incorporating opposing sidewalls, and opposing front and rear walls. The rear wall has two first support panels each adjoining one of the opposing sidewalls, a central panel having a width and an upper end including an upper edge, and a lower concave end leading to an opposing lower edge adjoining a bottom wall of the paint bucket. A horizontal support panel, having a width equal to the width of the central panel, adjoins the upper edge of the rear wall and the upper edge of the central panel. Two second support panels each adjoin one of the first support panels, the central quadrilateral panel, and the horizontal support panel, and opposing openings are provided through the horizontal support panel each for accommodating therein a paint accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Brunning
  • Patent number: 7357273
    Abstract: A container unit includes a container body having a ledge unit on the bottom thereof. A lid is slidably stored on the ledge unit and is thus stored with the container body and is readily available for use when needed. The container body also has air vent slits defined therein near the top rim thereof and the lid covers these vents when in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventors: Trent L. Lutz, Mary E. Young-Lutz
  • Patent number: 7086580
    Abstract: A paper container includes a base disk and a peripheral wall having a ledge extending from a bottom edge of the peripheral wall to engage with a bottom face of the base disk, a side wall integrally formed adjacent to the ledge and having an inner surface to engage with a peripheral edge of the base disk, a knurl formed between the ledge and the side wall for engagement with a surface and a lip ring formed on a top edge of the peripheral wall such that an annular space is formed between the base disk and the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Wen-Chen Liou
  • Patent number: 6571977
    Abstract: A dual container having an outer container with an inner container aligned centrally within the outer container with the base of the inner container retained by the base of the outer container, each container having a separate access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Inventors: Isaias Goncalez, Richard Volk
  • Patent number: 6571976
    Abstract: A sleeve for holding a container includes an enclosed wall and a flexible concave base defining an orifice. The flexible concave base connects to the cylindrical wall with the orifice within the enclosed wall. The flexible concave base opens away from said enclosed wall. The sleeve insulates the containers, holds the container, attaches the container to a surface, and eases the removal of the container from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Inventor: Gene H. Sonnabend
  • Publication number: 20030089718
    Abstract: The present invention provides cups for storing and dispensing liquids, such as liquid pharmaceutical formulations, having a bowl with an open top and a curved inner surface with an annular base extending from a bottom portion of the bowl, and a rim circumscribing the upper portion of the bowl. The present invention also provides unit dose container assemblies including cups according to the present invention and lids enclosing the open top, and container package assemblies for storing and dispensing liquid pharmaceutical formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Gerald Zinnbauer
  • Patent number: 6119862
    Abstract: A package for a food product which includes a rigid tray formed from a single piece of malleable material having flanges located in a reference plane, first and second side walls, first and second end walls and a bottom all integrally joined. Integrally formed tabs are defined at the junction of the side walls and the bottom which extend generally in the plane of the side walls a predetermined distance. Some of the tabs with the peripheral flange form an upright display support permitting the package to be displayed upright with the front panel located in a vertical or near vertical plane facing forward. A hanging feature can also be incorporated into the rigid tray flange to provide peg-board display if desired. This can be accomplished with no added labor or material cost. A thin flexible film covers the tray in the reference plane and attaches to the peripheral flanges to hermetically seal the recessed compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Sara Lee Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Childress
  • Patent number: 6105812
    Abstract: A dual chamber container is described. A centrally positioned cone shaped divider separates the volume of the container into two equal sections so as to better preserve beverage carbonation and therefore beverage flavor over a longer period of time. The unique shape and placement of the divider within the container also distributes the weight of the contents so as to prevent "top heaviness". The container is cylindrical in shape with parallel symmetrical ends for stability when standing upright at either end. A centrally positioned spout with threaded cap is situated at both ends within a well area formed by extensions of the cylindrical wall portion of the container. A convenient pour arch and two finger carry aperture is formed within the walls at the well area at both ends. Bottle stability is increased together with spill protection, easy pouring, and convenient portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Dennis Riordan
  • Patent number: 5755376
    Abstract: A multipurpose panel structure formed of a relatively thin resilient type material adaptable for use as a container device, the panel structure comprising a relatively flat one-piece wall member having a cooperatively engageable interlocking arrangement associated therewith enabling the wall member to be formed into an-open-ended closed wall structure capable of standing on end to form a container device, the cooperatively engageable interlocking arrangement providing an easily assembled yet stable container which may be shipped in its flat condition and later assembled without the need for special tools or equipment. The container assembly may take various shapes adaptable for holding a wide variety of materials including recyclable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventors: Jerry A. Greer, Steve T. Josephson
  • 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: 5685467
    Abstract: The invention provides a tool or utility box for use in the cargo bed of a pick-up truck. The utility box includes spaced apart legs that provide a space beneath the box to accommodate sheet material and that are hollow to provide drainage compartments to collect water so that it can be effectively drained from the utility box. The utility box also includes ribbed walls that provide slots for receiving dividers, and trays can be supported inside or outside of the utility box and secured against movement by detents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Penda Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Niemi, Patrick Quigley
  • Patent number: 5628342
    Abstract: A cylinder for transporting hazardous material such as hypergole material which is fabricated from stainless steel and includes a containment system for containing any spillage in the event of malfunction during loading and unloading. The cylinder also includes a bottom skirt, attached to the lower head of the pressure vessel, and which contains a pocket assembly for the reception of fork lift and pallet lift equipment. A locking system is provided for the valves which will prevent accidental opening or closing of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignees: Olin Corporation, Profile Machine Products, Anderson Columbiana Trading
    Inventors: Richard C. McNealy, Stuart R. Grossberg, Ralph Minore
  • Patent number: 5564569
    Abstract: A package includes a planar base part, a hood part including a top wall and a plurality of side walls oriented at an angle to each other and the top wall. A flap joins each side wall and extends angularly therefrom. The flaps are secured face-to-face to the base part. There are further provided first and second panels carried by two oppositely located side walls, each projecting beyond a plane of a side wall which interconnects the oppositely located side walls. The interconnecting side wall extends toward an external edge of the base part. Such external edge of the base part and the external edges of the first and second panels define a standing plane for an upright positioning of the package on a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Adolf Illig Maschinenbau GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Gunther Kiefer
  • Patent number: 5541364
    Abstract: A wireway comprises a wireway section having sidewalls providing a wireway interior and first and second ends. The ends include perimetrally extending flanges. Mounting plates are provided for attachment to the flanges. The mounting plates have outer perimetral edges. Each mounting plate has a first mounting foot extending from the outer perimetral edge generally along the wireway section in a first direction to provide a mounting for the wireway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick L. Ratley
  • Patent number: 5501362
    Abstract: A thin walled metal container is formed with a bottom wall having a substantially flat central panel connected to a container side wall through an annular rest radius defining an annular support surface for the container. The annular rest radius includes an outer connecting web portion leading into the container side wall and an inner connecting web portion leading into the central panel. In the preferred embodiment, these connecting web portions are permanently joined to each other by welding or adhesive bonding to resist column loading forces acting through the side wall and internal pressure forces acting through the central panel which have the effect of unrolling the annular rest radius. Since these curved opposing portions of the rest radius are immobilized to resist column and internal pressurization, a thinner gauge metal can be used to satisfy design parameters and achieve cost and metal reduction savings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Reynolds Metals Company
    Inventor: Daniel F. Cudzik
  • Patent number: 5427258
    Abstract: A freestanding container base having an improved combination of properties in regard to creep resistance, stress crack resistance, impact strength, weight, standing stability and formability. The container base has a substantially hemispherical bottom wall which includes four radiating ribs, and four legs extending downwardly from the bottom wall between the ribs and each of which terminates in a foot. Each rib has a rib wall forming part of the substantially hemispherical bottom wall and having an angular extent of from about to about for enhanced strength, with the leg occupying the remaining to angular extent for enhanced formability. The outer edge and angular extent of the foot are predetermined for enhanced stability and ease of formability. Preferably, the creep resistance is further enhanced by straightening the upper rib portion or providing an enlarged-diameter truncated bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Continental PET Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Suppayan M. Krishnakumar, Wayne N. Collette
  • Patent number: 5368798
    Abstract: An in-mold labeled vessel with an elongated bottom projection and a method for producing such a vessel is disclosed, wherein a label for in-mold labeling is provided with a bottom portion and side wall portions. Notches are formed in folded portions of the label as connections between the bottom portion and the side wall portions of the label. Alternatively, the label is formed using material and of a predetermined thickness which permit breakage of the label at a particular resin temperature and an internal mold pressure. In order to form an elongated bottom projection integrally with the vessel bottom, the label is loaded into a mold and injection molding is performed, whereby the molding resin which has been injected flows out through the notches or through the broken folded portions into an elongated bottom projection-forming recess formed in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignees: Nippla Co., Ltd., Snow Brand Milk Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koubu Mizukoshi, Ken Katayama, Masanori Hirata, Kohji Maekawa
  • Patent number: 5044502
    Abstract: A fiber drum with an integral skid is made by providing a lower skirt on a drum body. The skirt has cutouts for engagement by mechanized drum handling apparatus. The drum may also include an upper skirt cooperating with the lower skirt to maintain several drums aligned vertically for stacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: 501 Greif Bros.
    Inventor: James A. Hale
  • Patent number: 4982860
    Abstract: An extrusion is provided which includes an upper double sidewall and a lower bulbous portion forming an integral pallet structure. This extrusion can be cut to suitable lengths and welded at the corners to form a sealed rectangular container bottom. A bottom panel is welded around its peripheral edge to the extrusion lengths. Reinforcing I-beams can be placed across the bottom and laterally spaced openings can be cut in the ends and sides of the bottom portions for receiving fork-lift tines. These cut-out portions can be reinforced by tubes or channel members, as required. This structure minimizes the critical welding required to make a sealed container bottom, since only the corner welds and the bottom panel welds are located where air leakage can occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Stanley Aviation Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Dinsmoor, Barry Van Everen