End Wall Attachment Patents (Class 220/729)
  • Patent number: 9016512
    Abstract: A storing container has a container body having a storage part and a bottom, the storage part having an opening in a distal end of the storage part, the bottom closing a basal end portion of the storage part, and a lid closing the opening in the distal end of the storage part. The storage part is made of a plastic film. The bottom is deformable between a first state and a second state. The bottom is convex in a direction from the distal end of the storage part to a basal end of the storage part in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Ichikawa, Koki Abe
  • Patent number: 9010566
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150083739
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite insert includes forming a polymer mold from a polymer sheet which may have a glass transition temperature of 70 to 160° C., the polymer mold either includes a cavity or may form a cavity disposed between the polymer mold and the carrier. The method proceeds by depositing a liquid reactive composite insert composition, which may be a two-component composition including a first part comprised of an isocyanate-epoxy blend and a second part comprised of an alcohol-epoxy blend, into the cavity under low pressure conditions of 0-10 bar and low temperature conditions of 15-100° C. The composition is then allowed to become dimensionally stable either within the polymer mold or between the polymer mold and the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. FLENER, Martin HORNUNG, Josef HUDINA, Gregory A. KRUEGER
  • Publication number: 20150014341
    Abstract: A fixing plate structure for containers includes a fixing plate having a body. The body is formed in a polygon shape and has at least one through hole defined thereon, a plurality of slits radially and isometrically extending from an outer peripheral side of each of the at least one through hole, and plural tongues formed around the outer peripheral side of the each of the at least one through hole. Thereby, the fixing plate is used to fit and fix at least one container securely by ways of the at least one through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Chia-Deng Chen, Kung-Shing Lee
  • Patent number: 8925759
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140361023
    Abstract: A liquid holding container having an ink pack constituted by a sheet member, capable of housing ink inside, a flow path member extending through the sheet member, between the outside and inside of the ink pack, and having a flow path capable of delivering ink from the inside to the outside of the ink pack, and a filter provided in the flow path member inside the ink pack. The flow path member and the sheet member are joined, and the flow path extends further to the inside of the ink pack than the end part which is the junction part at the position of the sheet member joined with the flow path member. At the flow path member, the filter is provided at a site further to the inside of the ink pack than the junction part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi NOSE, Masahiro KARASAWA, Yuji AOKI
  • Publication number: 20140319155
    Abstract: A tip holder mountable on an aerosol dispensing container wherein the tip holder has a plurality of spraying dispensing tip holders for frictionally and releasably holding spare spraying dispensing tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Ross J. Sklar
  • Publication number: 20140319142
    Abstract: A membrane for sealing an open spout of a food package comprises a central circular disc member, an outer annular disc member connected to the central circular disc member along its inner periphery at a connection angle, and a resilient tubular portion extending between a first open end and a second end being connected to the outer annular disc member, the diameter of the second end being smaller than the outer diameter of the annular disc member, wherein the annular disc member is pivotable relative the central circular disc member for increasing the diameter of the second end of the tubular portion by changing the connection angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Göran Johansson, Lennart Stillerud, Bengt Håkansson, Pär Rydberg
  • Patent number: 8870010
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Contents of the container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Embodiments may employ a one-size-fits-all coupling element to couple any size container to the lower lid that couples with a cup. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Top-That!, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 8839983
    Abstract: The present invention is directed a beverage container having a two-part base. The beverage container has a container body having a side wall member and a bottom member, and a liquid retaining cavity therebetween. The container body has a first mating member adjacent a bottom of the container body. The two-part base comprises an inner member partially surrounded by an outer member, and wherein the inner member is preferably made of a rigid material and wherein the outer member is preferably made of a thermoplastic elastomer. The two-part base has a second mating member, whereby the two-part base is connected to the container body adjacent the bottom of the container body via a mating connection between the first mating member and the second mating member. Portions of the two-part base contact the bottom member of the container body to define seal areas that create a substantially fluid-tight seal between the base and the container body, thereby allowing the beverage container to be top-shelf dishwasher safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ignite USA, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Y. Chiou, Sami M. El-Saden
  • Patent number: 8794476
    Abstract: A motor vehicle outer tank for a cryogenic fuel which is situated in an inner tank which is positioned within the outer tank is, for space and weight-saving purposes, characterized in that it is of flat design, and is designed in particular as a parallelepiped, and in that planar side walls of the outer tank are at least partially of sandwich design or are reinforced with sandwich plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Hausberger, Marius Meinert, Christian Döller, Bernd Rauchegger
  • Publication number: 20140197185
    Abstract: A cap-free closable neck end for a filler neck of a tank of a motor vehicle, the cap-free closeable neck including an upper entry space forming an insertion region for a fuel nozzle and being surrounded by a side wall, a lower sealing flap arranged in the upper entry space and closing mechanism arranged above the lower sealing flap. The closing mechanism includes an upper filling opening and an upper cover, which in a closed state at least partially covers the upper filling opening and being embodied in such a manner that the upper cover is displaced by inserting an outlet pipe of a fuel nozzle into the upper entry space for releasing the upper filling opening so as to allow for the insertion of the outlet pipe through the upper filing opening and the lower sealing flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: GERDES GMBH
    Inventor: Ralf Gerdes
  • Publication number: 20140197172
    Abstract: A lid securing device for a refuse container comprising: a stretchable element including a substantially elongated, resiliently stretchable and flexible stretchable element bod which defines substantially opposed stretchable element body ends, the stretchable element also including two attachment elements each mounted to the stretchable element body adjacent a respective one of the stretchable element body ends, each of the attachment elements being attachable to a lid attachment defined by a lid of the refuse container. The lid securing device also includes a clip mounted to the stretchable element between the stretchable element body ends and releasably attachable to a receptacle attachment defined by a receptacle of the refuse container to which the lid is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Francis Magny
  • Publication number: 20140190982
    Abstract: The present invention is a latching mechanism and a container employing that latching mechanism, where the container has a lid that is attached to the rear of the container and can be rotated upward from the front. The latch includes an arm that attaches to the walls of the container with a protrusion extending above and abutting a portion of the top of the lid to latch it in place. The latch includes an arm abutment attached to the container above the arm attachment point so that when inward force is applied to the container below the arm, the arm rotates about the arm abutment causing the protrusion to no longer abut the lid, so that the lid can be opened. Such pressure may be applied by lifting arms attached to a garbage truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Speed Eco Products and Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul G. Speed
  • Publication number: 20140158574
    Abstract: A tether or insert carries a conductive trace. The tether, or insert is positioned inside a package and a security module attached to a portion of the tether or insert exposed to the outside of the package. Product conducts are attached to the tether or insert within the package. Removal of the product breaks the conductive trace and causes the security module to generate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Joel E. FORBES
  • Publication number: 20140138271
    Abstract: A pallet corner board locator comprises an insert panel and an angled slot on an end portion of the insert panel to receive a pallet corner board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: All About Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Brent J. Grinwald, Craig A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20140131364
    Abstract: The disclosed invention involves a combination of a tray of various sizes and shapes and having a wall around at least a part of its periphery and one or more removable pocket shapers comprised of separators, grids, etc. for forming pockets on a top surface of the bottom of the tray, the pockets having a bottom area of 3 inches or more, the combination allowing easy, fast preparation of attractive patterns of different edible and/or non-edible items having distinctive boundaries therebetween when the pocket shapers are removed vertically. Also disclosed are methods of forming a multitude of such arrangements using such combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: John Hart Miller
  • Patent number: 8714403
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an antiskid container (30) from a container (20) made of a ceramic or glass material, including a bottom wall (21) intended to be in contact with a flat support, the bottom wall including at least one antiskid pattern (28), the pattern including two grooves (25) delimiting at least one projection (24), the method including the following steps: an antiskid material (34) in a fluid state is applied onto the antiskid pattern (28) so as to cover the projection at least partially, the antiskid material is caused to solidify so as to form an antiskid coating (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Pillivuyt
    Inventor: Christophe Amprimo
  • Patent number: 8708188
    Abstract: A “clean can” beverage can includes a beverage can body and a beverage can top coupled to the body. The can top is shaped to define a groove between a lower inside edge of the rim of the can top and an upper surface of the can top. A groove cover is disposed to cover the groove along at least a portion of the groove that is located adjacent to the openable section of the can top. The groove cover prevents collection of debris in the groove. The groove allows the can top to be wiped clean without debris getting stuck in the groove by sloping upwards towards the top of the tim. The groove cover can also cover the rim and an upper portion of the can body. The groove cover provides a more sanitary drinking experience and serves as a marketing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Barry W. Chapin
  • Patent number: 8701929
    Abstract: The improved portable gas can includes adjustable legs along a bottom surface, which aid in stabilizing the gas can on a floor of a vehicle while in transit. The gas can includes an extension leg that is also located on the bottom surface, and which is able to secure the gas can by engaging between the truck bed surface and the tail gate. The extension leg is comprises of a lateral member and a second member pivotably engaged thereto. The second member of the extension leg is configured to extends and engage in between the truck bed and tail gate of a truck thereby securing the gas can in place while in transit. The gas can further includes a recess handle along a front surface as well as a handle positioned atop of the gas can to aid in manipulating and carrying the gas can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Cheri Long, Jerry Long
  • Patent number: 8695828
    Abstract: A single, thin piece of folded material attaches to a single serving container to provide a strong, sanitary spoon, Folding score lines on the handle portion of the spoon give the utensil strength and provide a simplicity of use suitable for children. The disclosed utensil may be attached to existing containers or may be built into containers during the manufacture of the underlying container, or may be available as a stand-alone product. The disclosed utensil may be integrated into packaging material as overwrap sleeves used to package food containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: EcoTensil Inc.
    Inventor: Peggy V. K. Cross
  • Patent number: 8695845
    Abstract: Top mounting can container that couples with a can. One or more embodiment enables simultaneous access to both the contents of the can and contents of the container. A half circle cut-out in the lid provides for spill free snacking from an independent vessel. Various configurations enable the inclusion of fresh food, eating and drinking from a straw if desired while standing and walking and access of solid or liquid in the container and can. Coupling elements that couple the top mounting can container to the can, may utilize any type of easily removable or semi-removable technology. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and can in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one beverage holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 8662328
    Abstract: An interconnecting container system is described. Each container has a rounded rectangular parallelepiped body with four symmetrical sidewalls, a rounded square base and a rounded square top. An elongated sidewall slot is provided on each sidewall, the slot has a surrounding lip thereby creating an internal edge recess. The sidewall slot has an open end and an adjoining closed end. The adjoining closed end is centrally disposed along a transversal axis of the rectangular sidewall. A similarly constructed elongated base slot is provided on the base. The adjoining closed end of the base slot is centrally disposed on the square base. A neck is centrally provided on the top and extends from the top, it has a surrounding rim and an opening thereon. The rim of the neck and the internal recess of the base slot and the sidewall slot are dimensioned and shaped for sliding and interconnecting engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: 9224-9838 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Boisvert
  • Publication number: 20140034656
    Abstract: A housing for inspecting and replacing a wear plate maintained within the interior of the delivery unit compartment, along with a lift pipe guide to enable replacement of the lift pipe without entering the confined space compartment while also directing the proppant to precisely strike the wear plate and not the interior roof of the proppant compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Cody Brunelle, Cherrett Brunelle
  • Patent number: 8627971
    Abstract: The present invention is for an access shield for a shipping container, which container has a pair of doors and a plurality of supporting feet. An access shield for the shipping container is placed under the door end of the shipping container and is contained by the shipping container's weight with a pair of locking arms positioned behind the shipping container's feet to block access into a shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: ABG Tag & Traq, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald R. Lancaster, Philip N. Chivers, Mark A. Chivers, Michael R. Custer
  • Patent number: 8590730
    Abstract: Top mounting can container that couples with a can. One or more embodiment enables simultaneous access to both the contents of the can and contents of the container. A half circle cut-out in the lid provides for spill free snacking from an independent vessel. Various configurations enable the inclusion of fresh food, eating and drinking from a straw if desired while standing and walking and access of solid or liquid in the container and can. Coupling elements that couple the top mounting can container to the can, may utilize any type of easily removable or semi-removable technology. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and can in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one beverage holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Publication number: 20130299506
    Abstract: A bucket with a funnel shape inside toward the center of the bottom of the bucket. The funnel shaped inside bottom makes a received product material funnel to the center, making it easy to siphon the majority of the product material inside the bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Sebastian Chavez, Sage Marler
  • Patent number: 8534490
    Abstract: A “clean can” beverage can includes a beverage can body and a beverage can top coupled to the body. The can top is shaped to define a groove between a lower inside edge of the rim of the can top and an upper surface of the can top. A non-toxic groove cover is disposed to cover the groove along at least a portion of the groove that is located adjacent to the openable section of the can top. The groove cover prevents collection of debris in the groove. The groove allows the can top to be wiped clean without debris getting stuck in the groove by sloping upwards towards the top of the tim. The groove can also cover the rim and an upper portion of the can body. The groove cover remains in place before, during and after opening of the can and while pouring to provide a more sanitary drinking experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Barry W. Chapin
  • Patent number: 8511508
    Abstract: A case for eyeglasses or other articles includes a pair of catches with each catch mounted to an opposite side of the case near its upper end. Elongate, flexible latches are also mounted on opposite sides of the case in cooperative alignment with the respective catches. Each latch includes a base secured to the case and a pocket-gripping member at its distal free end. Each latch is inherently biased outwardly from the case so that the pocket-gripping members engage opposite sides of a shirt or blouse pocket interior when the invention is in use, preventing the case from falling from the pocket when a user bends over. The latches are manually squeezed when in their deployed configuration to place them into their stored, catch-engaging configuration. The latches are manually removed from the catches to deploy them into their pocket-engaging configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: George M. Glover
  • Publication number: 20130206762
    Abstract: A container such as a beer keg includes a container body 1 and top and bottom chimes 2, 3. The container body has a peripheral side wall 10 provided with a plurality of circumferentially-spaced projections which are formed with the container body by a simple pressing or moulding operation. Each chime is formed with a peripheral skirt 23 which fits over the peripheral side wall and a co-operating inner lip which snap-engages over the circumferentially-spaced projections. In a plastics container, the contents of the container tend to press against the projections and resist any tendency to distortion in normal use and therefore increase the strength of the attachment. In the case of the top chime 2 the skirt 23 is joined to an inner hub 21 which is additionally fixed to the container neck 12 by means of a valve assembly 4 which is screwed onto the neck. A cap 6 prevents unscrewing of the valve assembly 4 and provides immediate evidence of tampering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Smith, Sergio Sonzogni
  • Patent number: 8474647
    Abstract: A metallic liner for a composite reinforced high pressure gas cylinder is composed of a seamless metal tube contoured with a top dome and bottom dome. The liner is further composed of a seamless top metal end cap having a mating shape of the top dome and a seamless bottom metal end cap having a mating shape of the bottom dome. Alternatively, an extruded cup is shaped to a dome at the open end and one or two seamless metal end caps are used. In the method of manufacturing, the top and bottom ends of the metal tube are contoured, the end caps are produced, and one or two end caps are attached to the ends of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Vinjamuri Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Gopala Krishna Vinjamuri
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 8464897
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices that facilitate producing and using an attachable, replaceable skid pad on a receptacle are presented. A skid pad can be created using a desired material(s), wherein the skid pad can be desirably shaped to conform with a bottom edge of a receptacle so that the skid pad can be desirably attached to the bottom edge of the receptacle and so that the outer surface of the skid pad can be desirably used to pull or drag the receptacle across a wide variety of surfaces, including soft or malleable surfaces. The skid pad can be attached to the receptacle using screws to attach it to, using a desired adhesive to attach it to, or by being snapped onto, a bottom region of the receptacle. The skid pad is removable from the receptacle when desired (e.g., when worn) and can be replaced with another skid pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Incredible Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted E. Bloom
  • Publication number: 20130056476
    Abstract: Top mounting can container that couples with a can. One or more embodiment enables simultaneous access to both the contents of the can and contents of the container. A half circle cut-out in the lid provides for spill free snacking from an independent vessel. Various configurations enable the inclusion of fresh food, eating and drinking from a straw if desired while standing and walking and access of solid or liquid in the container and can. Coupling elements that couple the top mounting can container to the can, may utilize any type of easily removable or semi-removable technology. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and can in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one beverage holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Mark BUCK
  • Publication number: 20130001238
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bulk wire container comprising coiled wire and an isolator. The isolator includes an attachment means to said bulk wire container, an inlet, an outlet, and a wire engaging means. The wire engaging means translates longitudinal axial movement of the wire in the inlet into circumferential tangential movement about the wire engaging means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Burke
  • Publication number: 20130004636
    Abstract: The invention relates to an underlay device (1) for a transportation and presentation container (12) for food, such as fruits and/or vegetables, wherein the transportation and presentation container (12) comprises a bottom part (13) and four side wall parts (14, 14?, 14?, 14??), and the underlay device (1) has four sides walls (3, 3?, 3?, 3??) arranged in a frame shape as an underlay frame (2) of the transportation and presentation container (12) and/or at least three side walls (17, 17?, 17?) having dimensions as an underlay apparatus (16) so that the bottom part (13) of the transportation container (12) can be placed on the underlay frame (2) or the underlay apparatus (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: LEISCH BERATUNGS- UND BETEILIGUNGS-GMBH
    Inventor: Franz Leisch
  • Publication number: 20120298668
    Abstract: A fluid collection security device for storing, securing and collecting fluids from a receptacle. The receptacle comprises a reservoir in its interior, a cover defining a siphon opening for accessing fluid within the receptacle, a trough or plate defining one or more drain openings for pouring fluid into the receptacle. The drain openings are designed so that siphon tubes and other fluid removal or theft devices cannot penetrate them. The device further includes a locking arrangement that only allows secured access to the siphon opening to remove fluid from the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: BIODRIVEN FUEL, LP
    Inventor: David Fryman
  • Publication number: 20120247987
    Abstract: A water meter pit frame includes a stacking feature that allows multiple water meter pit frames to be stacked together in a nested relationship. In one example, the stacking feature comprises a plurality of ledges formed about the outer peripheral surface of the water meter pit frame that support a second water meter pit frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Samuel J. Patterson, Margaret McCanless, Kyle L. Baltz, Derick Foster
  • Publication number: 20120248107
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of assembling a container including an inner tube contained within an outer tube. The method includes providing an outer tube, providing a spacing element adjacent the open top of the outer tube and inserting an inner tube within the outer tube. The spacing element provides for venting of air from between the inner and outer tubes through the top of the container during assembly thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Judith Reichenbach, Jay White, Dimitrios Manoussakis
  • Patent number: 8246824
    Abstract: A grease waste container has a main body forming an interior space; the container having vertical side walls, an enclosed base end, and an upper end that is wider than the base end. The upper end including a removable cover that is capable of releasably enclosing the interior space, and at least one bracket member attached to one of the vertical side walls and including an upper pin and a lower pin both adapted to releasably connect to a lifting system of a grease removal truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Benoit Larin
  • Patent number: 8210381
    Abstract: A single, thin piece of folded material attaches to a single serving container to provide a strong, sanitary spoon. Folding score lines on the handle portion of the spoon give the utensil strength and provide a simplicity of use suitable for children. The disclosed utensil may be attached to existing containers or may be built into containers during the manufacture of the underlying container, or may be available as a stand-alone product. The disclosed utensil may be integrated into packaging material such as overwrap sleeves used to package food containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: EcoTensil Inc.
    Inventor: Peggy V K Cross
  • Patent number: 8201706
    Abstract: A can cover and method are provided for preventing debris from entering an opening in a lid of a pop-top can. The pop-top can includes an upper rim extending about the lid and a pivotable pop-top operatively connected to the lid. The can cover includes a generally flat sheet and a disc removably connected to the sheet. The disc includes a first side, a second side and an opening therethrough. Indicia is provided on the first side of the disc. The disc is receivable on the pop-top can such that the second side engages the rim of the pop-top can and the pop-top extends through the opening in the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Riverwest Engineering & Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Casey M. Dembowiak, Edmund A. Malczewski
  • Publication number: 20120145730
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices that facilitate producing and using an attachable, replaceable skid pad on a receptacle are presented. A skid pad can be created using a desired material(s), wherein the skid pad can be desirably shaped to conform with a bottom edge of a receptacle so that the skid pad can be desirably attached to the bottom edge of the receptacle and so that the outer surface of the skid pad can be desirably used to pull or drag the receptacle across a wide variety of surfaces, including soft or malleable surfaces. The skid pad can be attached to the receptacle using screws to attach it to, using a desired adhesive to attach it to, or by being snapped onto, a bottom region of the receptacle. The skid pad is removable from the receptacle when desired (e.g., when worn) and can be replaced with another skid pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: INCREDIBLE PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Ted E. Bloom
  • Publication number: 20120069497
    Abstract: A housing includes a bottom shell, a support frame and protection blocks. The support frame is fixed on the bottom shell. The protection blocks are fixed between the bottom shell and the support frame. The support frame includes reinforcement side walls and receiving portions. The receiving portions are defined in the connecting portions of the adjoining reinforcement side walls. The protection blocks are received in the corresponding receiving portions. The bottom shell includes a bottom plate and four side plates extending from a periphery of the bottom plate. The support frame resists the four side plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZI-MING TANG, FA-GUANG SHI
  • Publication number: 20120067911
    Abstract: A detachable basket is quickly fastened to a substantially flat surface of a watercraft such as a board. The detachable basket includes at least one quick fastener that includes a flexible skirt defining a vacuum chamber. A fluid evacuator is arranged as part of the vacuum chamber and allows fluid to be dispelled from within the vacuum chamber to create a negative pressure within the vacuum chamber. The vacuum chamber partially collapses to create a seal between the quick fastener and the flat surface of the watercraft. The fluid evacuator may be opened to allow atmospheric pressure to enter the vacuum chamber to quickly disengage the flexible skirt from the flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Norment
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120061275
    Abstract: Top mounting can container that couples with a can. One or more embodiment enables simultaneous access to both the contents of the can and contents of the container. A half circle cut-out in the lid provides for spill free snacking from an independent vessel. Various configurations enable the inclusion of fresh food, eating and drinking from a straw if desired while standing and walking and access of solid or liquid in the container and can. Coupling elements that couple the top mounting can container to the can, may utilize any type of easily removable or semi-removable technology. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and can in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one beverage holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald Mark BUCK
  • Publication number: 20120024872
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device having a generally cylindrical main body defining an inner channel extending therethrough, a first connection member proximate one end of the device and a second connection member proximate the first connection member. The connection members are formed as annularly cantilevered snap-fit connectors, with each connection member sized to fit a particular opening in a container. Once engaged with the container, the contents may be poured through the inner channel and out through a pour spout formed distally from the connection members. An annular ring is disposed between each connection member and thereby defines an upper shoulder on the first connection member and a lower shoulder on the second connection member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Resource Partners Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy J. Boal
  • Publication number: 20110278317
    Abstract: A barrier-type container made of plastics, comprising a stiffening structure made of plastics which is obtained by injection-molding or blow-molding and at least one barrier element made of a flexible aluminum sheet, which are directly joined at at least one respective portion, the barrier element being sealable to at least the stiffening structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Claudio Chiari, Erika Chiari
  • Publication number: 20110186584
    Abstract: Food serving pans made from heat conductive materials include a gasket positioned over a flange to protect fingers from heat or cold, improve gripping ability, seal against countertops of food serving tables, and/or protect paint or non stick coating from chipping off the flange. The food pan is made from aluminum or other highly heat conductive material. The gasket comprises silicone or other heat resistant and insulating elastomer. A food serving system includes one or more food pans and a food serving table. The food pans maintain food at a desired temperature by efficiently transferring heat or cold from the serving table while the gasket seals against a countertop of the serving table. The gasket can be provided in a kit of differently sized and/or shaped gaskets so as to fit over differently sized and/or shaped pan flanges. A user can install and replace the gasket as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: WASATCH MANUFACTURING, LLC.
    Inventors: Marc S. Boyden, John H. Matsen