Chime (i.e., Supporting Ring Circumferentially Attached To Sidewall) Patents (Class 220/634)
  • Patent number: 10442614
    Abstract: In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, a stackable bulk material storage container is provided. The bulk material storage container includes a frame having a top portion and a bottom portion, which is supported by a plurality of rigid bars. A semi-rigid containment structure is further provided, which is supported by the frame. The semi-rigid containment structure may be formed of a plurality of interconnected or attached panels of thin steel sheets, carbon graphite or fiber reinforced plastic. Alternatively, the semi-rigid containment structure may be integrally formed of a roto-molded plastic material. The frame optionally has an opening at the top, which is sized to allow for easy removal and replacement of the semi-rigid containment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Chapman Lucas, Calvin L. Stegemoeller, Wesley John Warren, Austin Carl Schaffner, Tim H. Hunter, Bryan John Lewis
  • Patent number: 9404285
    Abstract: A cylinder guard for a deadbolt lock having a face portion and an inner portion. The inner portion includes a radial flange and an axial flange created by forming the wall of the guard into a doubled portion. Indentations are formed in the axial flange which enhances the resistance of the guard to an attack upon the deadbolt. The guard also includes a tapered blow-deflecting portion between the inner portion and face portion. A crush zone may be formed between the inner and face portions to attenuate the energy from an attack that is transferred to the axial and radial flanges. A method for making the guard includes stamping a body from steel strip using a multi-station press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Behrang F. Lahiji, Jeffrey Dean Pearson
  • Publication number: 20150108148
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the corrosion protection of tank soil side bottoms is achieved by providing equipment to an existing storage tank as by installing a chime delivery system about the perimeter of the storage tank bottom plate, and introducing an appropriate amount of a corrosion inhibitor into the chime delivery system, whereby the corrosion inhibitor is readily admitted into the spaces between the substrate and the tank bottom plate. The system avoids any refurbishment of the tank and allows for easy introduction and replenishment of inhibitor without interruption of tank operations. The system also does not require any renovation of the tank, and does not require any replacement of the tank bottom plate panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Efim Ya LYUBLINSKI, Gautam RAMDAS, Yefim VAKS, Terry Alan NATALE, Monique Humbert POSNER, Kelly BAKER
  • Patent number: 8973779
    Abstract: Drums of thermoplastic synthetic material include a circumferentially extending carrying and transport ring arranged on the drum wall in the vicinity of the upper bottom, and at least one bunghole connection sleeve arranged in a trough-shaped indentation of the upper head of the drum in the area of the rim thereof. An integrally formed stiffening bead is arranged on the inner side of the carrying and transport ring of a drum of the above-described type in the vicinity of a bunghole connection sleeve. A stiffening hump is formed in the upper head of the drum between the stiffening bead of the carrying and transport ring and the bunghole connection sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8827096
    Abstract: A combination paint can and non-splash lid which eliminates the sump area at the top of the paint can by providing a vertically oriented arcuate interior rim surrounding the opening which leads to the storage container where the paint is stored. The combination also includes a matching lid which can tightly fit onto the vertically oriented rim so that the paint can is able to be tightly sealed but when the lid is removed and paint is dispensed, there is not an interior sump where the paint can land and create problems. The device also contains a matching bottom which is designed to be inter-fit with a top to enable one paint can to be stacked on top of the other paint can and locked in place so that when they are vertically stacked, the upper paint can will not fall away from or off the lower paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Donald E. Macpherson
  • Patent number: 8746492
    Abstract: A sewage tank for use with a pump such as a grinder pump to convey sewage. The sewage tank includes a container comprising a sidewall, and a plurality of members connectable and attachable around an outer surface of the sidewall of the container operable for use in providing additional ballast under high ground water conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Environment One Corporation
    Inventors: Paul J. Daley, Clark A. Henry
  • Patent number: 8631962
    Abstract: The container includes a peripheral side wall, whose upper peripheral edge defines a retention hook with a profile in the form of an inverted U, having an inner side leg, an arched base leg (lib) and an outer lateral leg (lie). An upper end wall of the container includes a median panel and a peripheral upper skirt having an end edge defining a closure hook with a profile in the form of an inverted U, having an inner side portion, an arched base portion, and an outer side portion which incorporates an upwardly projecting end flange. The closure hook is fitted onto the retention hook and radially inwardly deformed, compressing an elastic sealing element between the two hooks and maintaining the end flange projecting upwardly to the interior of the retention hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Brasilata S.A. Embalagens Metalicas
    Inventors: Antonio Carlos Teixeira Alvares, Silverio Candido da Cunha
  • Patent number: 8579149
    Abstract: A drinking vessel holder includes a drinking vessel receptacle arranged in a housing and a height-adjustable bottom element. The bottom element is arranged in the drinking vessel receptacle and can be displaced between an upper rest position and a lower set-down position, wherein a drinking vessel can be set down on the bottom element in the drinking vessel receptacle. A positionally adjustable supporting element prevents the drinking vessel from toppling over, and wherein the bottom element in the drinking vessel receptacle forms a first piston or else is connected to a first piston and the supporting element forms an annular piston between the housing and the drinking vessel receptacle or else is connected to at least one second piston, wherein movement of at least one of the first piston, the second piston, and the annular piston causes fluid overpressure and fluid underpressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Henke, Roman Funk, Walter Mehling
  • Patent number: 8434278
    Abstract: A storage bin support system for providing a leg structure to better support the storage bin and allow for easier access underneath. The storage bin support system generally includes a bin for holding the particulate material, wherein the bin includes a roof, sidewalls, and a base, and wherein the roof includes an inlet for filling the bin and wherein the base includes an outlet for emptying the bin, and a supporting framework for supporting the bin above a ground surface in an upright position, wherein supporting framework includes an outer framework and an inner framework interconnecting the outer framework with the base. The outer framework is spaced along an outer perimeter of the bin and the inner framework includes a plurality of upper angled supports comprising an upper end and optionally a plurality of lower angled supports comprising a lower end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: GP Inc
    Inventors: Raymond Dueck, Saad Farag
  • Publication number: 20120305575
    Abstract: A bottle with improved strength is provided. The bottle can have a liquid holding capacity of at least 2.5 gallons and can exhibit a drop impact resistance of at least 3 feet as measured by ASTMD 2463-95. The bottle can be formed from a substantially BPA-free material. The bottle can be used in liquid dispensers, such as water coolers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: William Joseph Burgess, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Cedric Perben, Calvin James Becker
  • Patent number: 8177086
    Abstract: A stand for an electrical box is provided to maintain an electrical box having at least one hub a predetermined distance from a concrete form prior to and during the concrete being poured. The stand has extensions with ribs thereon at different longitudinal positions from the base permitting the electrical box to be supported by the stand at different heights with respect to the concrete form to permit access to the hubs of the electrical box with electrical tubing and to accommodate concrete slabs of different thicknesses using the same height of electrical box. The electrical box and stand assembly have a locking mechanism to lock the electrical box to the stand at the selected predetermined distance from the form. The locking mechanism has hooks which engage indentations on mounting tabs of the electrical box. The mounting tabs have grooves which guide the hooks to the indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Ipex Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Hugo Marquis-Martin
  • Patent number: 8136692
    Abstract: An anti-rolling device for cylindrical containers, such as mailing tubes, has a stabilizing member with an internal aperture for inserting over a portion of the container. The outer periphery of the device is irregular, e.g., having flats, such that resting on a flat lowers the container to a stable position, and requires energy to rotate beyond the flat and consequently lift the container. The device may be slipped over a plug type cap or placed directly over the body of the container. In alternative embodiments, the device is provided in the form of a gasket, is made from a foam material, is split and resiliently grabs the container or has an elastic band holding it tightly to the container. The various embodiments may be used to retrofit an existing container. The stabilizer may be provided with one or more radial tabs, which may have burrs to grip the receptacle and/or feature a constraining ring to lock the cap into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ridgid Paper Tube Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas E. Horsburgh
  • Patent number: 7950544
    Abstract: The present invention is a top stand platform for furniture manufactured from beer kegs. The top stand platform has a first load distribution ring which circumvents the outlet opening at the center top of the keg at a level below the top flange of the outlet opening. Near its periphery, the first ring has a set of first threaded bolts extending downwardly onto the top surface of the keg. Also, the top stand platform comprises a second stand base ring, with a set of second threaded bolts which secure the second stand base ring to the top of the first load distribution ring. This way, the two first and second rings are clamped together and secured tightly to the flange of the outlet opening at the top of the keg. Secured to the top of the second stand base ring is an upwardly-extending base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Chase M. Blossom
  • Patent number: 7819274
    Abstract: A device facilitating consumption of a liquid during athletic activities or the like is presented. The invention includes a closed reservoir disposed between a base plate and a rigid outer tube having a flexible inner tube therein. The base plate is flexible, bendable, or deformable in a resilient fashion so as to allow the invention to tilt with use. The flexible inner tube allows a user to drink from the closed reservoir. The rigid outer tube supports the smaller flexible inner tube and allows a user to easily grasp the invention during use. The combination of rigid outer and flexible inner tubes allows a user to drink from the present invention in an upright or nearly upright position. In some embodiments, the base plate may include a peripheral region which is upwardly disposed. The height of the peripheral region may be sufficient so as to form an open reservoir capable of holding cold or heat packs so as to thermally condition liquid within the closed reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony Fripps
  • Publication number: 20080203102
    Abstract: There is disclosed a cask and chime assembly wherein the cask has end surface side wall portions of reduced diameter relative to the central wall surface portion of the cask. The reduced diameter portions of the cask are separated from the central wall surface portion of the cask by an annular groove whereby a protruding shoulder is provided in the groove adjacent the central portion of the cask. Chimes the cask and have a flange adapted to be snapped fitted into the groove. The shoulders provide for support against vertical of forces that might otherwise displace the chimes from the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: INBEV S.A.
    Inventors: Albert Wauters, Ian Anderson, Stephen J. Grimwade
  • Publication number: 20080047965
    Abstract: A overcap is provided which covers the opening of a container. The overcap, in one form, engages an exterior of the container around the rim and along an inwardly directed flange which defines an opening of the container. The overcap snappingly engages with the container to produce an audible indication that the overcap is firmly attached to the container and that air is being expelled from inside the container. In another form, the overcap includes an invertible dome which is transformable between an upward convex position and an upward concave position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Jiayan Gu, John Blake, Glenn Gruskin
  • Patent number: 6662963
    Abstract: A vessel including a vessel body formed of metal and having an approximately cylindrical wall, a bottom and a cover, and a plastic ring provided at each of opposite ends of the vessel body and extending radially beyond the vessel body, with at least one of the plastic rings including a flange ring, a shaped ring which abuts a section of the vessel body, and an intermediate ring which connects the flange ring with the shaped ring and has a neck portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Schäfer Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Meike, Hans H. Reichmann
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6419109
    Abstract: A one piece thermoplastic tighthead drum having a drum body, a bottom, a top and at least one handling ring, at least one of said top and/or bottom including a raised central section surrounded by an annular groove defined by a groove floor, a first sidewall connecting the groove floor and the raised central section and a second sidewall comprising at least a portion of the handling ring. The drum body, the top and/or bottom having the handling ring associated with it and the handling ring converge in an area of merger, the interior surface of which comprises a smooth undulating surface having at least four radii. The configuration provides a double hinge for minimizing the effects of drop impact in the area of merger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Russell-Stanley Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Julien, John H. Malik
  • Patent number: 6334548
    Abstract: A plastic container comprises a main body, a large-diameter member and a small-diameter-formed member. The main body is formed of a plastic laminate film into a tubular shape. The large-diameter-formed member is joined to the outer surface of the end of the main body by an insert-injection process. The small-diameter-formed member is jointed to the inner surface of the other end of the main body by the insert-injection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tooru Ichikawa, Yoshiji Moteki, Yoji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6318577
    Abstract: A unitary plastic open head drum includes a cylindrical sidewall closed at a bottom end with a bottom wall and open at an upper end. A cylindrical chime is integrally formed with the sidewall at the open end. The chime comprises an annular wall having a thread extending helically about the annular wall. The thread has a depth of approximately ⅜ inch. The threaded drum cover is removably receivable on the cylindrical chime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Suttoni, Jorge Urbano
  • Publication number: 20010040167
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a metal can (1) equipped with a threaded neck on which any type of removable head can be fitted, comprising at least the following steps:
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
  • Patent number: 6182853
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a plastic drum that includes a cylindrical shaped sidewall and a planar shaped head. A transition section is molded with and disposed between the head and the sidewall. A handling ring is positioned on the transition section and has a base that is disposed below the head and interior to the sidewall. The plastic drum is formed by the steps of: providing a mold having an inner surface that defines a cylindrical shaped sidewall, a planar shaped head, a transition section between the sidewall and the head and a handling ring; and molding a sidewall and the head, a transition section between the head and the sidewall, and a handling ring to extend from the transition section, the handling ring being positioned on the transition section below the head and interior to the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: GCC Drum, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Julien
  • Patent number: 6152018
    Abstract: A tea making device includes a bottle for receiving and making tea, a base having an open top for receiving the bottle and having a downward extending peripheral wall. A pad has a peripheral groove for receiving the peripheral wall of the base. The peripheral wall of the base includes a size greater than the bottle for stably supporting the bottle in place. A seat is secured between the bottle and the base and has one or more ribs engaged with the bottle and has a latch device for securing the seat to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Chuan Jang Yeh
  • Patent number: 6126033
    Abstract: An open top plastic drum comprises a cylindrical side wall. A circular bottom wall is connected at a bottom end of the side wall to define an interior storage space. A foot ring is connected proximate an intersection of the side wall and the bottom wall. The foot ring comprises an annular ring having, in cross section, a generally rectangular foot for engaging a ground surface, in use, and a neck diagonally connecting the foot to the bottom end of the side wall and the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter G. Suttoni
  • Patent number: 6092689
    Abstract: A bowl with gripping means comprises an interior surface and exterior surface, a generally cylindrical base portion extending downwardly from a bottom exterior surface of the bowl, the base portion allowing the bowl to rest upon a flat surface in a secure manner, the base portion extending around the outer periphery of the bottom of the bowl and creating a cavity within an inner portion thereof. In the preferred mode, at least one bar extends radially across the bottom of the bowl from a first point upon the generally cylindrical base portion to a second point upon the generally cylindrical base portion, the bar functioning to allow a user to securely grip the bar while tilting the bowl over and removing contents from the interior of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventor: Krisitn Bennett
  • Patent number: 6019240
    Abstract: A chime assembly shaped to fit on the upper opening of a drum to receive a top and a closing ring. The chime assembly comprises a top chime having a lower band with a slot shaped to receive the upper opening of a drum. The top chime has a top flange and an upper annular portion having an annular groove shaped to receive a sealing ring. The top flange comprises a substantially axially-extending wall and a substantially radially extending flange positioned to be engaged by the cover. The chime assembly further comprises a bottom flange comprising an annular lower side wall, an annular radially-inwardly extending support surface, and a downwardly-projecting annular glide ring to contact a support surface and thereby elevate the drum from the ground surface. The chime assembly is preferably entirely plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: SST Fiber Drums, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Legeza
  • Patent number: 5995783
    Abstract: A receptacle for particulate matter to be supplied to an apparatus. The receptacle includes a container, adapted to store particulate matter. The container has an opening defined therein. A substantially rigid, relatively nondeformable flange has a portion permanently connected to the container within the defined opening so as to facilitate placement and removal of the receptacle with the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Christopher S. Garcia, Ronald R. Holland, Scott H. Schwallie
  • Patent number: 5884786
    Abstract: A preform, a process for forming the preform and a container formed from the preform are disclosed. The preform comprises a tubular body portion having an open end and a closed end. At a location near the open end, a flange extends outwardly from the tubular body portion. A closure retaining element is provided for engaging a closure. The closure retaining element is formed separately from the tubular body portion and includes a manner for attachment to the tubular body portion. The closure retaining element is attached to the tubular body portion adjacent the flange via the manner for attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: The Elizabeth and Sandor Valyi Foundtain, Inc.
    Inventor: Emery I. Valyi
  • Patent number: 5842593
    Abstract: A plastic container lid is adapted for openable attachment to a container. The lid comprises a main lid member having a peripheral, annular outer first wall. The lid also comprises an outer ring member carried on the annular outer wall of the main lid member in sealed but separable relation. The outer ring defines second and third spaced walls to form an annular space which receives the annular lip of a container in locking relation therewith. The main lid member is removable from and reattachable to the outer ring member by the user while carried on the annular container lip. Thus, the outer ring member effectively becomes part of the container, being attached by a permanent snap-fit connection, to improve the hoop strength of the container along with other advantages as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: John W. Von Holdt
    Inventor: John W. von Holdt
  • Patent number: 5722554
    Abstract: A closure element for a container equipped with a neck in order to confine a cosmetic product in a tamperproof manner. The closure element is produced by dual-injection molding of plastic and includes a ring non-removably fixed onto the neck, this ring being produced from a first plastic, and a disc forming a lid, produced from a second plastic, an edge of which is received in a groove formed in the ring. The two different plastic materials are incompatible so that no connection occurs between them by thermofusion. The disc is equipped with a tab to facilitate separation of the disc from the ring in order to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Cyrille Chanal, Jacques Playe
  • Patent number: 5647504
    Abstract: A fluid filter, such as an oil filter for example, has a canister, a top plate and a sealing ring. The sealing ring overlaps portions of the top plate and canister. The sealing ring and canister are joined one to the other by laser welding about the sealing ring adjacent the canister and forming a mechanical lock between the canister and the top plate by mixing of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Gullett, Ronald T. Taylor, Daniel J. Techtow
  • Patent number: 5579912
    Abstract: A container for a beverage has a body, an upper peripheral wall extending upward from the top of the body, a lower peripheral wall extending downward from the bottom of the body, and hose connection ports provided on a top surface of the body surrounded by the upper peripheral wall for having hoses connected thereto. The upper peripheral wall and the lower peripheral wall have respective shapes complementary to each other which enable one of the upper peripheral wall and the lower peripheral wall to be fit in the other of the upper peripheral wall and the lower peripheral wall. At least one of the upper peripheral wall and the lower peripheral wall is formed with at least one cut-out portion for permitting the hoses to be connected to the hose connection ports from the outside, when the container and a container having an identical construction are stacked such that one is fit in or on the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5573130
    Abstract: The closure element (2) for a pot (1) equipped with a neck (3) in order to confine a product, particularly a cosmetic product, in this pot in a tamperproof manner, is produced by dual-injection of plastic and comprises a fastening ring (5) fixed onto the neck (3) of the pot in a practically non-removable manner, this fastening ring being produced from a first plastic, and a disc (8) forming a lid, produced from a second plastic and connected to the fastening ring. The disc (8) is equipped with a pull means (12), it being necessary to separate the disc (8) from the fastening ring (5) in order to open the pot. The ring (5) and the disc (8) are produced from two different materials which are chosen to be incompatible so that no connection becomes established between them by thermofusion, and the ring (5) is over-moulded over the edge (10) of the disc (8), which edge (10) is trapped in an annular groove (13) in the said ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Cyrille Chanal, Jacques Playe
  • Patent number: 5301853
    Abstract: A plastic drum assembly includes a plastic body with an open top, terminated in a neck having two annular flexing zones, a plastic cover, and a ring for securing the cover to the body. The cover may also have flexing regions corresponding to the flexing regions on the neck. The flexing regions cooperate to permit the neck and the cover to flex in a hinging action in presence of an impact on the body to insure that the cover is not separated, thereby preventing spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Greif Bros Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Addison, John P. Berg
  • Patent number: 5293990
    Abstract: A new and improved box protection apparatus includes a plurality of flexible straps for encompassing the box under tension, and a guide for receiving the straps and for orienting the straps with respect to the box. The guide includes a rectangular frame member which includes a plurality of slots for receiving the box-encompassing straps. A hinged lid is provided for covering the frame member. The frame member includes a first locking member, and the lid includes a second locking member whereby the frame member and the lid can be locked together. The frame member includes at least one handle. Buckles are provided for locking the straps under tension, and the buckles are covered by the lid when the lid is locked to the frame member. The box protection apparatus may also include an alarm assembly, connected to either the frame member or the lid, for sounding an alarm in response to unauthorized moving of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: Jose P. S. Masakayan
  • Patent number: 5282541
    Abstract: A cap locking device for a water bottle comprising a bottle cap threadably closing an inner bottle, a push button and a nipple pusher, the bottle cap shaped like a shell head having a diametric opening, a tubular post in the opening for a nipple fixed on top of a drinking tube extending vertically in the inner bottle to fit therein, a push button pivotally fitted in one side portion of the opening and the liftable nipple pusher pivotally fitted in another side portion of the opening, the liftable nipple pusher pushed down to close the opening or raised up to open the opening by pushing the push button for the nipple exposed for sucking the content of the inner bottle contained in an outer bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: Wen-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 5242074
    Abstract: A hamper (10) includes a base container portion (11), a shroud (12), and a cover (13). The base container portion includes a bottom surface (14) and a front wall (15), a rear wall (18) and opposed side walls (16, 17) extending upwardly from the bottom surface (14) to form an open top defined by a peripheral upper rim (19). The shroud (12) rests on the rim (19) to strengthen the same and is attached to the side walls (16, 17). The cover (13) is pivotally attached to the shroud (12). Vent apertures (27, 29) are provided in recessed arcuate walls (26, 30) positioned beneath the front wall (15) and the rear wall (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian J. Conaway, Tyrone M. Keyes
  • Patent number: 5215207
    Abstract: A container disclosed herein comprises a tubular sidewall defining a peripherally enclosed space, the sidewall having an annular end portion defining an open end of the space. The end portion is provided with through openings spaced circumferentially about the open end. A plurality of blocks of a synthetic resin of a size and shape corresponding to a size and shape of the sidewall through openings are retained therein. A closure of synthetic resin has a U-shaped annular connecting portion receiving the end portion of the sidewalls. The sidewall is secured to the closure by vibrationally welding the connecting portion to the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventor: Michael D. Stolzman
  • Patent number: 5160061
    Abstract: A container disclosed herein comprises a tubular sidewall defining a peripherally enclosed space, the sidewall having an annular end portion defining an open end of the space. The end portion is provided with through openings spaced circumferentially about the open end. A closure of synthetic resin comprises a U-shaped annular connecting ring having opposed, facing walls and a turned connecting wall extending therebetween to define an annular channel. The channel receives the sidewall end portion, one of the walls including a plurality of blocks of synthetic resin integrally formed therewith and spaced circumferentially about the one wall facing the other wall and of a size corresponding to a size of the sidewall through openings to be received therein. The sidewall is secured to the closure by vibrationally welding the connecting portion other wall to the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Inventor: Michael D. Stolzman
  • Patent number: 5076456
    Abstract: An improved containment sump assembly which provides an enclosure for pipes and other tank appurtenances associated with an underground storage tank. The containment sump assembly comprises a generally cylindrical main body section closed at its lowermost end forming a hollow interior for enclosing the pipes and equipment, a generally cylindrical top section having the same diameter as the main body section along its lower portion and tapered to provide an opening of a smaller diameter at its uppermost point. A lid for closing the top opening is also included. The main body section is further provided with a tongue component around its uppermost edge; the top section is provided with a complimentary groove component around its lowermost edge. The tongue and groove components of the respective sections are capable of mating engagement to form a liquid-tight seal when the top section is placed on the main body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Steel Tank Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne B. Geyer
  • Patent number: 5052568
    Abstract: The device comprises a sheath in a synthetic material and including at least one protruding abutment for a latching on a neck of a container and a fitting collar for a portion of this neck. The sheath has a top provided with a sealing foil and is fitted inside a lid including fixation means associated with retainer members for the sheath. A space is defined between the sheath and the lid for accommodating a resilient deformation of the protruding abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Patrick Simon
  • Patent number: 5018641
    Abstract: A barrel or drum, preferably of fibre, with metal chimes responsive to longitudinal compressive forces is provided. The compressive forces urge a diagonal flange of the chimes towards the horizontal thereby expanding the outer circumference of the flange of the chime. The outer circumference of the flange of the chime has a looped or tear-drop shaped high strength hollow beam construction so as to increase the stiffness or "stretch resistance" of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Greif Bros. Corp.
    Inventors: Herbert L. Carpenter, Jr., James A. Hale