Having An Outlet Or Inlet Opening (e.g., Bunghole, Etc.) Patents (Class 220/661)
  • Patent number: 9022243
    Abstract: A vessel, preferably a pressure vessel, for containing water of a high temperature in an inner space thereof, which vessel comprises at least one passage. A first hose part, around which a first coupling part provided with a clamping surface extends, and a second coupling part formed around said passage, which is provided with a bearing surface, connect to the passage in the vessel. A second hose part extends from said passage into the inner space of the vessel. The first and the second coupling part are interconnected and the first and the second hose part are provided with flanged ends, which are clamped between the bearing surface and the clamping surface in the coupled condition of the two coupling parts, with the first and the second hose part forming a substantially continuous hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Henri Peteri Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Niels Theodoor Peteri
  • Patent number: 8960484
    Abstract: A transport tank for mounting to a truck has a composite tank body, an outer boss mounted to an outer side of the tank body, an inner boss mounted to an inner side f the tank body, and a flange disposed such that at least a portion of the inner boss is disposed between and abuts the inner side of the tank body and the flange. The tank body, the inner boss, the outer boss and the flange each have an aperture defined therein. The flange is fastened such that the outer boss, the tank body, and the inner boss are compressed by the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ferus Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Spencer, Zachary B. Spencer, Travis Balaski
  • Patent number: 8960486
    Abstract: A fluid mixing system includes a support housing having an interior surface bounding a compartment, the support housing having a floor and a sidewall upstanding therefrom, an opening extending through the sidewall and communicating with the compartment. An elongated rack is mounted to the support housing adjacent to the opening. A first hanger includes an elongated shaft having a first end and an opposing second end, the first end of the shaft being removably mounted to the rack so that the second end projects outwardly away from the sidewall of the support housing, the second end of the shaft having a fastener disposed thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Wade A. Cornia, Jacob D. Lee
  • Publication number: 20140339234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-storage case for toothpicks, skewers, and cotton swabs, wherein it is possible to store toothpicks, skewers, and cotton swabs together and to easily withdraw and use the same. In the other words, the present invention comprises: a cylindrical storage body for allowing toothpicks, skewers, and cotton swabs to be stored upright; and a rotatable cover boy inserted and coupled to the outside of the storage body, wherein a withdrawing opening means is provided at the storage body and the covert body to allow toothpicks, skewers, and cotton swabs to be selectively drawn. Therefore, the present invention has improved functionality and convenience since toothpicks, skewers, and cotton swabs are separately stored while standing upright, and it is possible to selectively withdraw toothpicks, skewers, and cotton swabs by the rotations of the cover body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Sung-Chul Son, Yong Lim Mon
  • Publication number: 20140326359
    Abstract: A modular hollow block structure (1) includes: a plurality of hollow block members (2) made by rotational moulding a plastic material into a hollow right parallelepiped shape, with two or more cylindrical holes (4) passing transversely through the hollow block members (2); and at least one connecting post (6) passing through the cylindrical holes (4) in adjacent hollow block members (2), and that includes a securing device (8) whereby it can be secured to the hollow block members (2) once fitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Hebden BENNETT
  • Publication number: 20140312043
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique for suppressing an occurrence of weld in a pressure vessel liner. A film gate 42 for molding a pressure vessel liner 1 is located on a radially outer side of an outer peripheral end portion of an meshing portion 3 in the pressure vessel liner 1. By disposing the film gate 42 on the radially outer side of the meshing portion 3 with a sufficient space between, it is possible to control the flow rate of the molten resin during molding, thereby suppressing an occurrence of weld.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Eizaburo SEJIMA, Yasushi TASHIRO, Takenori AIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8863971
    Abstract: A crate includes a base and a plurality of walls including a front wall. The front wall is movable between a retracted, open position and a closed position. In some embodiments, the front wall includes a frame, a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is hingeably connected to the frame and the second portion is hingeably connected to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Mauricio D. Cavalcante, John Bobel Zelek, William P. Apps, Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 8820558
    Abstract: A large container (2) comprises a bottom part (3) and four side walls (4, 8), of which at least one is fastened with at least one hinge to the bottom part (3) and, by these means, can be folded down to the bottom part (3). At least one of the side walls (4, 8) has a movable side part (10), which is constructed so that by moving the movable side part (10), the corresponding side wall (8) can be opened partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Schoeller Arca Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Maximus Gerardus Maria Van der Korput, Reinhard Lorenz, Peter Johannes Gols
  • Publication number: 20140224815
    Abstract: An ampoule for insertion into an aerosol generator, in order to atomize a substance (40) contained in the ampoule, comprising: a container portion (10), which forms a chamber (11, 23) for receiving at least one constituent of the substance (40); and an interface portion (20), which is designed for receiving and fixing the ampoule receiving portion of the aerosol generator and has, in a direction in which the ampoule is intended to be inserted into the aerosol generator, a push-up bottom (15, 31), characterized in that the container portion (10) and the interface portion (20) arc formed by separate parts and the interface portion is of a closable design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gallem, Uwe Hetzer
  • Patent number: 8794466
    Abstract: Described is a device for establishing desired proportions of water and coffee beans. The device includes a fluid vessel and a laterally attached coffee solid vessel. The fluid vessel has vertical height and a fluid volume capacity, with the fluid vessel being formed to hold water therein. The coffee solid vessel has vertical height and an interior that defines a coffee solid volume capacity, with the coffee solid vessel being formed to hold a solid coffee product therein. Importantly, each of the fluid vessel and coffee solid vessel are formed such that a desired solid-to-fluid ratio exists between the fluid volume capacity and the coffee solid volume capacity when laterally attached with one another, with the desired solid-to-fluid ratio being maintained along the vertical height of each of the vessels (which can be readily verified through a visual inspection of the horizontal equality of contents).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Zuckerman, Frank Zuckerman, Jack Martin
  • Publication number: 20140203028
    Abstract: The present invention provides a collapsible self-supporting wall socket caddy used to hold an appliance and charger cord at a wall socket to facilitate charging the appliance. The caddy comprises a back panel with an opening allowing the appliance charger contacts to pass through the caddy and engage in the wall socket, thereby securing the caddy to the wall socket. The caddy also comprises front, bottom and two side panels forming the appliance and charger cord holder of the caddy. The caddy is collapsible for, storage, and packing for travel. The caddy can also engage a protruding object comprising a hook, door knob, screw, nail, rod or the like; for the purpose of charging an appliance in close proximity to a wall socket, to allow the charger to engage the wall socket and the charger cord to connect to the appliance in the caddy holder; or to store the caddy and appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Roman Moroz
  • Publication number: 20140166677
    Abstract: A plastic container used for holding fluid material with an attachable handle is provided. The container includes a body, a plurality of walls, a spout, an attachable handle and a sliding structure. The spout is a hollow, cylindrical portion that extends from an opening in one of the walls. The cylindrical portion is configured to insert or remove the fluid material from the container. The attachable handle includes a rail structure that further includes a pair of non-parallel offset rails and a latch. The latch has a latching surface that is located at the ends of the offset rails farthest from each other. The slide structure includes a generally rectangular projection. The projection further includes a pair of non-parallel offset grooves and a latching surface. The latching surface is located where the grooves are farthest from each other. The offset grooves are adapted to mate with the offset rails and are fully engaged by the offset rails when the latch is engaged with the latching surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Laura Flanagan-Kent, Stephen J. Kocis, David A. Hayward, Frederick P. Minkemeyer, Gary L. Mengeu, Edmund L. White
  • Patent number: 8740011
    Abstract: A vacuum processing apparatus that includes a vacuum vessel; an opening disposed in a wall of the vacuum vessel, through which a sample to be processed is taken in and out; a valve body disposed outside the wall for airtightly sealing the opening; and a drive unit driving the valve body to carry out a sealing or opening operation. The drive unit includes a first member coupled to an actuator that moves along a substantially linear first direction as a result of operation of the actuator, and a second member coupled to the first member that moves along a substantially linear second direction that intersects with the first direction. The valve body, coupled to the second member, seals the opening as a result of movement of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Tauchi, Akitaka Makino
  • Patent number: 8720735
    Abstract: A pressure vessel, including: a body portion; and an inclined nozzle projecting from the body portion along an axis inclined relative to an inner surface of the body portion, wherein: a through hole of a circular section is formed through both the body portion and the inclined nozzle. At an intersecting portion between the inner surface of the body portion and a surface surrounding the through hole, there are formed round portions. The radius of each of the round portions at two positions in a major axis direction is smaller than the radius of each of round portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Terada, Tatsuo Nishihara, Yukihiro Fukada
  • Patent number: 8707558
    Abstract: A threaded weld fitting and a method of welding a threaded weld fitting to the tank wall of a water storage tank are provided. The threaded weld fitting comprises a body defining an aperture and having a facing surface configured to be positioned facing the tank wall. A female thread is formed along the aperture. A first beveled surface portion of the facing surface extends from an edge of the body. A landing surface portion of the facing surface extends from the first beveled surface portion toward a longitudinal axis of the aperture. A second beveled surface portion of the facing surface extends from the landing surface and to the female thread. The landing surface portion and the second beveled surface portion together define an open annular area positioned to receive a portion of a weld formed by welding the threaded weld fitting to the tank wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bradford White Corporation
    Inventors: Harold Hoover, Richard Freiberg, Michael McLellen, Joe Beach
  • Patent number: 8689571
    Abstract: Provided is a dryer for minimizing moisture entrained within a refrigerant used to provide a cooling effect to a temperature-controlled environment, and a refrigeration appliance including such a dryer. The dryer includes a housing defining a drying chamber and a desiccant disposed within the drying chamber for removing at least a portion of the moisture from the refrigerant. A first outlet is formed in the housing adjacent a lower region of the drying chamber when the drying chamber is viewed in an operational orientation. A second outlet is also formed in the housing at an elevation vertically above the first outlet when the dryer is viewed in the operational orientation for discharging at least a portion of the refrigerant introduced into the drying chamber to be delivered to a second heat exchanger with a relatively-low internal pressure. The elevation of the second outlet relative to the first outlet promotes the discharge of the refrigerant through the first outlet instead of through the second outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Antonio Contreras Lafaire, David L. Hall, Marcelo Candeo, Dennis Carl Hansen
  • Patent number: 8684219
    Abstract: A tank for holding liquid having internal partitions. The partitions have enlarged bottom ends fillable with liquid and restable on the bottom wall of the tank to limit sideways movement of the partitions. The partitions are mounted to the tank only above the liquid within the tank by a channel that loosely receives the top ends of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Advantage Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wolfe, Andrew J. Sander
  • Publication number: 20140069941
    Abstract: A container system allows a user to register a bulk product unit at a predetermined elevation by engaging a stop disposed at a deepest point of an engagement slot. The engagement slot is disposed in a wall of a container containing a chamber having an inlet for receiving a product vessel. The neck of the product unit may be lowered into the slot, thereby moving the product vessel through the inlet of the chamber, and positioning the dispensing valve outside of the container. The first embodiment further comprises a retrofit system for adapting an existing product cooler to contain a saddle to support the neck of a bulk product unit. In a second embodiment, the container system is designed to receive and dispense gravity fed flexible packages, such as bulk wine. In a third embodiment, the container system comprises a product unit that is refillable, sealable, and separable for cleansing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Gilbert F. Guerrero, JR., John Vira
  • Patent number: 8662338
    Abstract: A container to be received in a processing apparatus to subject the container to heat and/or pressure. The container is adapted to receive and contain a substance that includes nuclear material. The container includes a hollow body having an interior within which the substance is to be located. The body includes an opening through which the substance can be moved with respect to the interior. A lid is removably attached to the body to close the opening. At least one filter allows fluid flow into and from the interior. The body and lid hermetically seal the interior except for the at least one filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    Inventor: Salvatore Moricca
  • Patent number: 8657142
    Abstract: A tank for holding liquid having internal partitions. The partitions have enlarged bottom ends fillable with liquid and restable on the bottom wall of the tank to limit sideways movement of the partitions. The partitions are mounted to the tank only above the liquid within the tank by a channel that loosely receives the top ends of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advantage Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wolfe, Andrew J. Sander
  • Publication number: 20140048532
    Abstract: A water storage tank is formed by a plurality of curved wall sections adapted to be secured together to form a circular tank. A ground mat is placed on the ground and extends outwardly of the tank wall. A plurality of hold down members are placed at the inside juncture of the tank wall and ground mat. A flooring sheet overlaps the ground mat and extends up and over the side wall of the tank and is clamped to an upper portion of the wall. A tubular fitting extends through a lower portion of the side wall to provide an inlet and outlet for water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry W. Noles, JR., Dudley J. Perio, JR., Colton P. Bruegman, Jon J. Butler
  • Patent number: 8631964
    Abstract: A hose holding container assembly provides a holder for a hose integrated into a container to facilitate hands free filling of the container. The assembly includes a container configured for holding a fluid. The container has a bottom and a perimeter wall extending upwardly from the bottom. The perimeter wall has an upper edge defining an open top. The container further has an aperture configured for receiving a hose therethrough. A guide member is coupled to an interior surface of the container for holding the hose when the hose is inserted through the aperture and the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Koreann H. Rael
  • Publication number: 20130333795
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for dialysis concentrates, in particular acidic dry concentrates. When these dry concentrates are dissolved directly by the dialysis machine to form liquid concentrates, the containers must provide a volume of 4-12 liters. To impart the required stability to these containers, they have integral supporting elements, which manifest their supporting function only when the container is used on the dialysis machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus BALSCHAT, Alfred GAGEL, Dirk HUEMMER, Peter KLOEFFEL, Olaf NICHOLAS, Tilman STAEBLEIN
  • Publication number: 20130299524
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems for transferring molten metal from one structure to another. Aspects of the invention include a transfer chamber constructed inside of or next to a vessel used to retain molten metal. The transfer chamber is in fluid communication with the vessel so molten metal from the vessel can enter the transfer chamber. A powered device, which may be inside of the transfer chamber, moves molten metal upward and out of the transfer chamber and preferably into a structure outside of the vessel, such as another vessel or a launder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Molten Metal Equipment Innovations, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8550287
    Abstract: A tank connection includes a tank formed with a plastic wall having multiple thicknesses, a first thickness being substantially impervious to hydrocarbon permeation, the wall having an opening surrounded by an edge of the wall, a component secured by a weld to an outer surface of the wall, and seal substantially impervious to hydrocarbon permeation, contacting a surface of the component, and biased into elastic contact with said edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Russell R. Pearce, Daniel F. Cragel, Kenneth J. Kuenzel
  • Patent number: 8540108
    Abstract: A bowl holder for a bowl adapted for serving a hot meal includes a top structure configured for a removable placement of the bowl into the bowl holder, a bottom plate, and sidewalls disposed between the top structure and the bottom plate near perimeters thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: CJ America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Won Kim
  • Publication number: 20130232917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for recycling medical waste, which includes a body (2) of recyclable material with a closed shape, the inner structure of which is divided into multiple compartments that define chambers (3) closed by each one of the ends thereof, with axes that are parallel to one another and to the axis of the cartridge (1) and a heat-shrinkable plastic material (4) which covers the cartridge (1) at least on the sides. The invention relates to a waste container (5) which includes at least one waste-recycling cartridge (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SARAITO, S.L.
    Inventor: Silverio Dueñas Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20130233868
    Abstract: A device for washing and draining food includes a base portion, a draining dam, and optionally a handle. Draining dam is coupled to wall of base and includes a plurality of holes therein for draining liquid. Draining dam includes a front portion and a lip portion, the front portion forming a section of the base and the lip portion enclosing a portion of the internal bowl space to trap food when device is tipped to drain liquid. Device may further include a handle coupled to the base. In use, a user places produce or other food to be drained, washed or soaked into device, adds water to the device, then tips the device to drain off liquid through holes in draining dam. Food is trapped in the draining dam as user tips device, thus allowing food to remain in the device while liquid is drained off through holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Art and Cook
    Inventor: Alon Benishai
  • Publication number: 20130221547
    Abstract: A data center container includes a chassis and a humidifier. The chassis includes a side plate. The side plate defines a through opening. The humidifier assembly includes a case and a humidifier. The case is secured to the side plate and covers the through opening. The humidifier is secured to the case and capable of adjusting the humidity in the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: XU YANG
  • Patent number: 8499964
    Abstract: A snow collector device for the collection and disposal of snow before the snow collects on a driveway, sidewalk, or parking lot, including a storage container having concave first and second walls to prevent the snow compaction against the storage container and having an internal cavity accessed through an open top end for receiving snow therein; an access door disposed on a front wall, an a strap pivotally attached to the front and rear walls; and magnets on the rear wall to secure the storage container to a vehicle exterior. A flag having an elongated post is vertically disposed on the top end perimeter at each corner thereof for high visibility. A large version is mounted to a pallet configured for lifting by a forklift to dispose of snow collected in the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Allick
  • Publication number: 20130175282
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the invention there is provided a fiber or plastic based package comprising: an interface adapted to attach and connect, in a detachable manner, a module to a fiber or plastic based package, the module comprising a wireless transmitter, and the interface comprising conductors for transferring package data from the fiber or plastic based package to the module. An embodiment of the invention also comprises a module, system and software. An embodiment of the invention is related to a smart package, its management and various applications thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Juha Maijala, Raimo Mäkelä, Petri Ilkka
  • Patent number: 8465817
    Abstract: A polyester container furnished with a flange part having mechanical strength, transparency, and heat resistance through orientational crystallization, which polyester container exhibits low-temperature heat sealability, is provided by forming a projecting portion at an upper surface of the crystallized flange part, the projecting portion at at least a heat-sealing-face constituting region rendered amorphous or of low crystallinity. Further, in order to suppress the unevenness of the strength of sealing with a cover member and stably attain the high sealability, the projecting portion is deformed at the time of heat sealing with the cover member so as to form a resin piece protruding toward the interior of the container while being substantially appressed against the upper surface of an opening rim part. The formed resin piece couples with a sealant layer of the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Hatano, Tsutomu Iwasaki, Masahito Kogure, Hideo Kawasaki, Hisao Iwamotoi
  • Publication number: 20130146216
    Abstract: A cell matrix expandable structure includes of a plurality of interconnected cells normally in flat form but readily expandable into the form of a container upon the introduction of fluid. The structures may be made out of recyclable films. Methods of manufacturing the cell matrix in a continuous manufacturing process are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 8438993
    Abstract: A container for storing or delivering a consumable liquid or semi-solid to an animal, such as a human or domesticated pet, includes a receptacle for holding its contents and two or more openings. At least one opening is an elongated opening formed in the side of the walls of the container to allow lapping or licking of the contents by the animal, when the container is laid on its side. The opening in the walls is covered by a corresponding cover, which is affixed using adhesives, mechanical devices, or a combination thereof. The cover prevents spilling of the contents when in place. The container is manufactured so that the opening in the walls can be opened by manually removing the cover, either partially or completely. The cover may be reattached to the container using a fastening technique or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Rishi Nangia
  • Patent number: 8439219
    Abstract: A cap seal and a doubly-sealing apparatus of a container such as a drum using the same, which execute a reliable sealing function of a cap part of the container such as the drum. Double sealing of the cap part of the container such as the drum due to the cap seal is fully performed despite various errors such as the difference in the curling external diameter of the cap part of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Yamato System Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Kinji Mineo
  • Publication number: 20130112697
    Abstract: Refrigerator parts, namely non-metal box for storing unwanted perishables that would cause odor, attract vermin, spoil and smell if not refrigerated, for composting or to give away to composters or farmers on garbage day. My invention solves the problem of vermin such as rats, roaches, flies and bacteria such as salmonella from getting into the garbage when perishables are tossed into the trash. My box will store unwanted perishables will be stored in the refrigerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Sonia Maureen Townsel
  • Patent number: 8413835
    Abstract: A container assembly for controlling rate of oxygen transfer from the atmosphere into a liquid stored in the container assembly comprising, a container (1) having a body, the walls of the body having an oxygen permeability within a predetermined range chosen for the liquid being stored, a frame (2) for supporting the container and bracing at least one of the walls of the container against bulging, a pair of access openings (3) beneath the frame for allowing entry of the tynes of a forklift, a neck (7) with an open mouth extending from an upper wall of the body, the upper wall being shaped so as to allow substantially all air to flow out of the body through the neck as the container is filled to the level of the bottom of the neck and, an outlet (4) for draining liquid from the container arranged near a bottom wall of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Flextank International Ltd.
    Inventor: Anthony Earl Flecknoe-Brown
  • Publication number: 20130084159
    Abstract: The present invention is generally applicable to a container. More specifically, the invention is applicable to a waste container for the collection, storage and transport of waste and refuse material. The waste containers of the present invention are particularly useful for the collection, storage and transporting of organic waste material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Wastequip, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Warren, Alex Batista, Anne Brantley, John Ford, Michael Gatto
  • Publication number: 20130075410
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluid reservoir shell that provides protection for the fluid reservoir of a personal hydration system. The fluid reservoir shell is rigid and does not collapse easily under external pressure. The fluid reservoir shell is sized to contain the fluid reservoir but still fits in a personal hydration system pack. The shell protects the fluid reservoir and prevents the fluid reservoir from leaking due to excessive external pressure. The fluid reservoir shell disclosed includes a shell top piece and a shell bottom piece, which couple together to enclose the bladder of the fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir shell provides ready access to the fill port and the drink tube of the fluid reservoir when the fluid reservoir is contained in the fluid reservoir shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Leonard B. Wood
  • Patent number: 8403171
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a bottom panel and a side panel extending from the bottom panel. The side panel is substantially perpendicular to the bottom panel. The side panel has an opening and a flange surrounding the opening. A cross section of the flange includes a first side portion, a bent portion extending from the first side portion, and a second side portion. An angle is defined by the second side portion and the side panel is larger than 90 degrees. The flange is configured to prevent the opening to be deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsun-Hsien Chou, Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Li-Ping Chen
  • Publication number: 20130062343
    Abstract: A method of loading stacked strainers in a dispenser while minimizing strainer contamination is disclosed. The method includes providing a stack of strainers that is enclosed in a protective material to form a pod, placing the pod within a dispenser, and removing the protective material from the pod of strainers while the strainers are in the dispenser. The strainers dispensed from the thus loaded dispenser avoid being contamination during loading. The protective material may be perforated to facilitate removal from the stack, and include an extended portion to be grasped during removal from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Louis M. Gerson Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Gerson, Robert A. Brunell, Pierre LaPointe, Michael H. McCombe
  • Publication number: 20130043241
    Abstract: A flexible, collapsible semi-bulk container for storing and transporting content is provided. The container has the strength to hold up to two tons of contents while being stacked up to five high. The container is also collapsible for ease of storage and transport. In some embodiments, the container includes swing walls that provide support to the side walls when positioned substantially adjacent to them. In another embodiment, the container includes partial swing walls that support cassettes for dividing the container into smaller compartments. In a still further embodiment, the container includes an interior baffle for dividing the container into smaller compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Hunter
  • Patent number: 8372561
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a fluid storage unit comprising a composite fluid storage material and one or more internal fluid distribution features. The one or more internal fluid distribution features increase the homogeneity of fluid interaction within the composite fluid storage material, benefiting a number of properties and functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Joerg Zimmermann, Tristan Sloan, Mikhail Gurin
  • Publication number: 20130034411
    Abstract: In order to provide a process container for carrying out a cleaning process, a drying process, a deburring process, a coating process and/or a coating removal process on a workpiece in the interior of the process container, comprising a wall delimiting the interior of the process container, which is usable in a maintenance-friendly and flexible manner, it is proposed that the process container comprises at least one medium passage, by means of which a medium is guidable through the wall of the process container, at least two different process elements of different types being adaptable to at least one of the medium passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Durr Ecoclean GmbH
    Inventor: Durr Ecoclean GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130032593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for insertion into a receptacle of a motor vehicle handling facility having an interior chamber (2) which receives a liquid or pasty medium, an outlet (7), that can be opened so that the cartridge (1) can be used, and a data carrier (8) set up for touch-free electromagnetic signal transmission and positioned at a distance (5) to the interior chamber (2) of the cartridge (1) that is greater than a wall-thickness of the cartridge (1). Conventional cartridges of this kind are not sufficiently secure against confusion and resistant to outside influences. The cartridge (1) cannot be confused, is reliable, space saving and resistant to outside influences, especially when in motor vehicle handling facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Robert AUER
  • Patent number: 8348090
    Abstract: A bulk storage container includes a tank with a “full drain” outlet, and a coupler attached to the outlet, in which the full drain outlet and coupler utilize a metal-on-metal threaded connection to create a fluid-tight seal therebetween. The polymer coupler includes a metal insert with internal threads, and the tank includes a metal insert with external threads corresponding to the internal threads of the coupler insert. The metal inserts are integrally molded within the walls of the tank and coupler, respectively. Advantageously, the threaded metal inserts provide a rigid structural connection between the tank and coupler that is highly durable and leak resistant. In addition to the threaded fluid-tight seal, a shoulder of the coupler abuts a corresponding face formed on the tank, with a gasket between the shoulder and face to provide a secondary seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ROTO Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: David L. Crager, Douglas J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120327595
    Abstract: Improved electronic device protection enclosures are generally described. In an example, an illustrative apparatus for protecting an electronic device is provided. The apparatus includes a drive enclosure structure, a gripping pad, and a deformation mechanism. The drive enclosure structure includes a sidewall. The gripping pad is located on the sidewall and includes a plurality of angled slots. The deformation mechanism is connected to the sidewall and configured to facilitate selective deformation of the gripping pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Barry E. Caldwell, Jeffrey D. Wilke
  • Publication number: 20120325832
    Abstract: Provided is a bonding structure of a metal member and a composite-material member which comprises a composite-material member and a metal member adhesively bonded to the composite-material member through an adhesive bonding surface therebetween. The metal member has a slit extending along the adhesive bonding surface to form a thin-walled portion between the adhesive bonding surface and the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Shinsuke Takeuchi, Eiichi Sato
  • Patent number: 8336507
    Abstract: A heat transfer oil boiler system to minimize heat loss and prevent heat transfer oil from deterioration due to temperature fluctuations includes a high-level tank disposed with a vent, a transfer oil buffer, and an oil-gas separator; the heat transfer buffer includes one or more oil storage unit containing a chamber within; the heat transfer buffer is disposed between the high-level tank and the oil-gas separator; an oil inlet pipe and an oil outlet pipe for directing oil to and from the oil storage unit, respectively, is disposed in the upper and the lower chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Lao, Yan-Feng Wang, Guo-Sheng Shi, Duo-Fu Hu, Jin-Chang Wang, Rui-Hong Fu
  • Patent number: 8317019
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and a basket for use with a golf ball range picker having a support frame. The basket may include a pair of inwardly offset handles in the basket side walls for ease of lifting when a series of two or more like baskets are arranged in a closely spaced side by side configuration. A pair of front edges of front side wall sections are each tapered outwardly toward the front to minimize or at least greatly reduce the surface area formed by abutting vertical edges with a like basket, to help guide the golf balls being thrown by the range picker into the baskets, and not deflect them inadvertently away from entering the baskets by otherwise providing thick abutting vertical edges which could block the path of travel of the golf balls. A front flange is disposed substantially along the entire length of the front of the basket for resting securely on a front portion of the support frame, and a rear flange is adapted for resting securely on a back portion of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher J. Cruce, James Graham