Container Holder Patents (Class 220/737)
  • Patent number: 10654238
    Abstract: A device for forming a peripheral edge of a cup blank made of paper material, having at least one forming tool, wherein the forming tool is arranged on a tool carrier which is arranged so as to be rotatable about a rotation axis, wherein the rotation axis coincides with a longitudinal centre axis of the cup blank inserted into the device. The forming tool and the tool carrier are configured and arranged so as to travel along a profile, deviating from a circular shape, of the peripheral edge of the cup blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MICHAEL HOERAUF MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH UND CO. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Messerschmid, Peter Nille
  • Patent number: 10624818
    Abstract: A support system for a baby bottle includes a support body. The support body includes a first rim at a first end defining a first opening, a second rim at a second end defining a second opening, a channel extending between the first opening and the second opening, a slot extending between the first end and the second end, a neck portion configured to be positioned about a bottle neck of a baby bottle, and a generally convex or generally concave portion extending between the neck portion and the second end. The support system also includes a pair of handle portions coupled to the support body. Each handle portion includes a handle grip portion and a handle attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Harley Hausman
  • Patent number: 10596946
    Abstract: Embodiments of a drink holder assembly are disclosed. In one embodiment, the drink holder assembly includes a drink holder and a support holder. The support holder is configured to hold the drink holder such that the drink holder is removeably secured to the support holder. In this manner, the support holder can be fixed or mounted on a vehicle, desk, or building. However, the user can remove the drink holder from the support holder so that the drink holder can be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: T-H Marine Supplies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery William Huntley, Matt Drudge
  • Patent number: 10441102
    Abstract: A portable, personal sized, beverage container holder or kouzie with cover to prevent entry of insects and spiders into open beverage container. The cover also prevents spillage of beverage from the container. The holder includes a sleeve to receive the container and a cover to fit over the mouth of the container. The cover is removable and detachable but allows drinking from the container without removal of the cover or the container from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Leland Bunting
  • Patent number: 10384856
    Abstract: The present invention is a dispenser that is secured to a structure wall. Back walls of the dispenser are fixed relative to each other such that a first spring mechanism applies a first outward force on at least one wall of the dispenser, a second spring mechanism applies a second outward force on at least one wall of the dispenser, and the first and second outward forces are transmitted to the structure wall through one or both of first and second walls and the back walls. An aperture in the front wall is configured to inhibit flexing of the dispenser when the first and second outward forces are applied to the walls of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Bowman Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Danté G. DeGraaf
  • Patent number: 10328835
    Abstract: Devices for holding beverage containers that can be used inside a vehicle or attached to a structure. In one example, a cup holder device for use in a vehicle may include an upper portion having a bottom surface, a peripheral rim offset from the bottom surface, and a side surface connecting the peripheral rim to the bottom surface. The peripheral rim defines an opening that is configured to receive a cup in the upper portion. A lower portion is coupled to the upper portion. The lower portion is configured to fit into a gap of an interior vehicle door, the impression typically formed by at least a first inside wall, a second inside wall, and an inside bottom surface. The lower portion may include a molded form configured to fit inside the impression of an interior vehicle door, or a spring-biased connector to attach to the impression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Karen Meyer
  • Patent number: 10279723
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a child restraint includes a juvenile seat and a child-restraint harness coupled to the juvenile seat. The juvenile seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom. The juvenile seat further includes a cupholder coupled to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D Gaudreau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10213032
    Abstract: An insulated beverage container has a handle that extends from a side surface of the container and houses a battery, electrical connections, a luminescent strip and a speaker. An outside surface of the handle is provided with a control switch to activate the electrical components. The container is provided with an attachable lid. A user activates the switch to produce sounds from the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Renee Fontaine-Cole
  • Patent number: 10206528
    Abstract: A round serving tray and accessory system used to secure stemware. The serving tray and accessory system comprises an arcuate sleeve that has an inner and outer part, and a top, a bottom, a first and a second side. The top inner part of the sleeve defines an arcuate cavity wherein an innermost part of the sleeve is curved upward. The outer part of the sleeve defines an arcuate shoulder, the arcuate shoulder has a top, a bottom, a first and a second side, the bottom side of the arcuate shoulder defines and arcuate opening that linearly runs from the first side of the arcuate shoulder to the second side of the arcuate shoulder. And, a round serving tray that has a raised edge, the arcuate sleeve is mounted on the raised ledge of the serving tray via the arcuate opening so that the inner part of the sleeve rests on the round serving tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Clemente Lequio di Assaba, Andrea Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10196182
    Abstract: A container includes a body defining an inner cavity, where the body has a top opening and a bottom opening, and a removable bottom cap that mates with the body such that the bottom cap covers the bottom opening. The bottom cap may include a seal member disposed on the bottom cap for fluidly sealing the bottom opening. The seal member may include a gasket or any other suitable seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Gear International, LLC
    Inventors: Donna Roth, John D. Mason
  • Patent number: 10182971
    Abstract: A child feeding system includes a spout pouch having a spout and a pouch formed integrally with the spout and configured to hold a liquid for feeding to a child, and a holder having a top and a body, the top having an opening configured to laterally receive and removably secure the spout to the holder when the spout is pushed transversely into the opening, the opening partially surrounding the spout, and the body having an interior area configured to receive at least a portion of the pouch. Other systems, methods, and components are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kiinde LLC
    Inventors: John M. McBean, Kailas N. Narendran
  • Patent number: 10130203
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a cup with mobile device support, the cup comprising: a container body having an inner space to receive content; a grip coupled to the container body, wherein the grip extends downwards inclinedly and has a holding portion at a lower end thereof, wherein the holding portion is structured to hold and stop a mobile device thereon, wherein the holding portion extends upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Hyo Sang Yoo
  • Patent number: 10086736
    Abstract: A cup holder assembly includes a container aperture, a travel guide, a stabilizer arm aperture, a stabilizer arm, and a biasing member. The travel guide is on an exterior surface of the container aperture. The stabilizer arm aperture is radially inward of the travel guide. The stabilizer arm is pivotable about a living hinge and is inserted into the stabilizer arm aperture. The travel guide guides radial actuation of the stabilizer arm. The biasing member biases the stabilizer arm radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Neal Jacobsen, Michele M. Mathews
  • Patent number: 9981171
    Abstract: An edible adapter device that enables smaller drinking cups to fit within larger drinking cups for a modified beer pong-drinking game. The device comprises a continuous band that is either flexible or rigid but can be worn about a human wrist as a drink counter or consumed when made from candy, a cookie material, pretzel, compressed cereal or a cracker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Gary P. Topolosky
  • Patent number: 9955810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for holding a stemmed glass and in particular to a holder attachable to a camping style chair or other structure. The device, in one embodiment has a holder with an opening for supporting a stemmed glass. A top piece is integral with the holder and is generally coplanar therewith. A bottom piece acts as a spring. In this regard, the bottom spring piece can be separated from the top piece wherein it can clamp onto a chair arm bar or other surface (round or flat). The top piece has an arched inside surface with two parallel rails. The bottom piece has a notch therein. In a second embodiment, a wire device is provided having a holder, a first arm, a second arm, a third arm and a lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Roger Diederich
  • Patent number: 9931969
    Abstract: An adjustable vehicle cupholder is provided. The adjustable cupholder may include a console including a recessed portion defining a cupholder and a track extending along a length of the console. The track preferably terminates at the cupholder. The vehicle cupholder may also include a spiraling fitting that has an elongated shape and extends from the track. The spiraling fitting may be configured to spiral from a first diameter to a second smaller diameter as the spiraling fitting moves along the track and within an inner periphery of the cupholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Phillip Kerry Muldowney
  • Patent number: 9820598
    Abstract: A holder for a single-serving condiment packet that allows an opened packet to maintain an upright position without spilling its inner contents and also without having the opening of the open packet touch any part of the holder. The single-serving condiment packet holder has a thin three-dimensional cavity which is defined by one or more internal sidewalls. The holder may also have sidewalls, a base side, and a top side that is any geometric shape. A clip may be used to suspend the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BOSCAL, LLC
    Inventor: Amy Goldstein
  • Patent number: 9585541
    Abstract: A stabilizer for glassware in an automatic dishwasher has an inside to contact the item of glassware and an outside opposite the inside. A resilient mesh is selectably mountable on an item of glassware to at least partially encircle an outer circumference of the item of glassware to removably retain the item of glassware in the automatic dishwasher. The mesh includes a longitudinal axis defined by the mesh, and channels open on the inside to channel water from between the stabilizer and the item of glassware under an influence of gravity to prevent an accumulation of water in the stabilizer or between the stabilizer and the item of glassware. At least one permanent magnet is affixed to the resilient mesh to selectively magnetically attach the stabilizer and the item of glassware to an adjacent magnetically responsive object disposed in the dishwasher to thereby stabilize the item of glassware in the dishwasher and to cushion the item of glassware from impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Michael John Babcock
  • Patent number: 9560431
    Abstract: The embodied invention relates to an audio system-drink holder assembly, and, in particular, to an audio system/drink holder assembly where an audio system is an integral part of the assembly and encompasses a drink holder. The drink holder is designed to take a variety of drink sizes and securely hold them in place as well as providing insulation for a hot (or cold) beverage temperature. The embodied invention also includes an AM/FM radio with an embedded antenna, a music player, connection to an external Bluetooth device, speakers connected to a digital audio control system, a microphone for recording messages and providing control commands, a user interface for control and for display, an electronic clock with alarm, a rechargeable battery pack with charging cord, and weather reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Kirk W. Lilly
  • Patent number: 9499327
    Abstract: The invention provides a conical container (1) with a bottom (2) and a perimetral wall (3) which is preferably made out of a single layer of cardboard. The perimetral wall has annular projections (11), which are formed by overlapping portions (13,15) of the perimetral wall and which are extending approximately parallel to the perimetral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Seda International Packaging Group SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 9470611
    Abstract: A sample plate includes a top surface, a plurality of wells, and a plurality of reservoirs. The plurality of wells is mounted to the top surface. Each well includes a well bottom surface and a well wall extending up from the well bottom surface. The plurality of reservoirs is mounted to the top surface. Each reservoir includes a reservoir bottom surface, a reservoir wall extending from a first side of the reservoir bottom surface, and the well wall extending from a second side of the reservoir bottom surface. Each reservoir of the plurality of reservoirs surrounds a corresponding well of the plurality of wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Gilson, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Fawcett, Gregory J. Robinson, David John Guckenberger, Scott Berry
  • Patent number: 9394154
    Abstract: An example system for installing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser includes: a container for insertion of a carton containing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser, the container including a base surface, and a front surface, a back surface, and two side surfaces extending from the base surface and defining a cavity sized to receive the carton; wherein the two side surfaces extend from the front surface at an angle and form a horizontal landing portion that extends to the back surface; and a carton positioned within the container and containing the beverage ingredient, the carton comprising a fitment extending from a carton surface, the fitment sized to allow fluid communication between the carton and the beverage dispenser, and the carton defining a tear away portion defining an angled surface extending from a front surface of the carton to a side surface of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Bryan Connerat, Mark Friedlein, Carlos J. Ayala-Diaz
  • Patent number: 9353237
    Abstract: A method for reclaiming bio-based plastic material is disclosed, including providing a bio-based plastic article, the article including an identifier, determining article content information from or via the identifier, and recycling the article based on article content information. Further, a system for reclaiming bio-based plastic material is disclosed, including an apparatus or device configured to obtain or determine a bio-based material content associated with a plastic article, and an apparatus or device configured to sort the plastic article based upon the bio-based material content of the plastic article. A bio-based plastic article comprising recycled bio-based material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9321622
    Abstract: A container for insertion of a carton containing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser is disclosed. The container may include a base surface and a front surface, a back surface, and two side surfaces that may extend from the base surface. The surfaces may define a cavity sized to receive the carton. A method for inserting the carton containing the beverage ingredient into the beverage dispenser is disclosed. The method includes inserting the carton into the container, partially inserting the container into the beverage dispenser, and causing a fitment to engage the beverage dispenser. The fitment protruding from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Bryan Connerat, Mark Friedlein, Carlos J. Ayala-Diaz
  • Patent number: 9220349
    Abstract: An adapter for an existing cup holder in a theater for easily mounting a closed captioned device having a mounting rod or gooseneck while still providing the patron with a cup holder, comprises a base having a top side and a bottom side and at least two holes therein, wherein the mounting rod of the closed captioned device is mounted into the corresponding hole in the base, a cylindrical cup holder having an integral adjustment screw extending from the bottom thereof, which is fed through a corresponding hole in the base; and a clamping mechanism which moves in relation to the movement of the adjustment screw for temporarily clamping the adapter to the existing cup holder. When the cup holder is turned in a first direction, the clamping mechanism fixedly mounts the adapter into the existing cup holder. The adaptor may be removed by turning the cup holder in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: James A Cashin, Gregory M. Chambers
  • Patent number: 9120401
    Abstract: A cup holder is provided. The cup holder is selectively movable about an axis between a stowed position and a deployed position. The cup holder includes a support base rotatable about the axis. The cup holder also includes an arm extending upward from the support base. The arm is rotatable to define the stowed position and the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Gerard Brinas
  • Patent number: 9101957
    Abstract: With a substantially intermediate position as a starting point, a syringe is reciprocated in an X-axial direction with a given reciprocation range by a plurality of times, and a stringiness portion that hangs down from a paste discharge port toward a mask plate is cut off in an intermediate portion thereof. The syringe is traveled to the substantially intermediate position, and with this position as a starting point, the syringe is reciprocated with a reciprocation range smaller than the reciprocation range of the paste cutting operation, and a part of the residual paste hanging from the paste shakes off downward. The syringe is traveled in an end direction of a guide member side, the syringe is rotated about an axial line, and translated into a horizontal storage posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Uchida, Takashi Yazawa
  • Patent number: 9067243
    Abstract: With a substantially intermediate position as a starting point, a syringe is reciprocated in an X-axial direction with a given reciprocation range by a plurality of times, and a stringiness portion that hangs down from a paste discharge port toward a mask plate is cut off in an intermediate portion thereof. The syringe is traveled to the substantially intermediate position, and with this position as a starting point, the syringe is reciprocated with a reciprocation range smaller than the reciprocation range of the paste cutting operation, and a part of the residual paste hanging from the paste shakes off downward. The syringe is traveled in an end direction of a guide member side, the syringe is rotated about an axial line, and translated into a horizontal storage posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Uchida, Takashi Yazawa
  • Patent number: 9044363
    Abstract: A body liquid bag holder comprising a tubular wall defining a hollow space with an open upper end and a lower end longitudinally opposite the upper end; a liquid body bag attachment adjacent to the upper end of the tubular wall; and at least one apertured handle extending through the tubular wall and adapted and configured to receive at least one finger of a hand of a user for holding the body liquid bag holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Hygie Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Tanguay
  • Patent number: 9038843
    Abstract: A food container includes a glass container, a lid and a protective sleeve. The sleeve covers at least a portion of the side walls and bottom surface of the glass container. The lid has a perimeter that is absent of features directly securing the lid to the container. The lid has a receiving feature which is engaged by a latch on the protective sleeve when the latch is moved from an open position to a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Lifefactory, Inc.
    Inventor: Daren Edward Joy
  • Patent number: 9032651
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Branded Seats, LLC.
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20150129598
    Abstract: A combination cup receptacle and cup container assembly for instant food products such as instant soup is disclosed. The assembly includes a hollow cup receptacle having a central ring and a peripherally extending support base for holding and retaining a cup container holding a quantity of food ingredients. The central ring of the cup receptacle forms a cavity to frictionally receive and retain the cup container with the cup container in contact with the bottom of the receptacle cup cavity. The cup receptacle has venting means for preventing pressure differentials between support base of the cup receptacle and an external support surface such as a table top. The cup may be utilized as packaging for instant soup or other food products and the cup receptacle may be included as part of the packaging or provided as a separate item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Donald Scott Rogers, Keegan McClain, Jordan Robert, Billy McDonald
  • Patent number: 9027785
    Abstract: A tank holding device, comprising a base plate and a cylinder containment portion. The cylinder containment portion being fixedly coupled to the base plate. There is at least one drain hole which is located at the joining of the cylinder containment portion and the base plate. The drain hole is angled upward and inward. The drain hole forms an outwardly and downwardly draining trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Christoper W. Bibow
  • Patent number: 9022251
    Abstract: A foldable air insulating sleeve for insulating beverage and food containers is herein provided. More particularly, the foldable air insulating sleeve secures a cup in a manner that leaves a pocket of air surrounding the cup. This provides for improved temperature regulation and sufficient thermal insulation to assist the user in firmly grasping and handling the cup despite excess heat or condensation caused by the temperature of the cup's contents. Because the bases of most disposable cups are narrower than their respective rims, more air and thus greater insulation is found towards the bottom of cups secured by foldable air insulating sleeves. The wider base also gives such cups more stability. Support rings may be placed medially in on the inside of the sleeve to strengthen the sleeve and prevent it from collapsing when held by a user. The sleeve may also be short so as to insulate a medial portion of a cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Laurent Hechmati
  • Patent number: 9022252
    Abstract: An insulating holder for holding a beverage in a bottle or a can having a lower cylindrical enclosure which receives an upper cylindrical enclosure having a dome-shaped upper end. The upper cylindrical enclosure is adapted to cover the top portion of a bottle inserted into the lower cylindrical enclosure and to snuggly receive a can when inverted and inserted into the lower cylindrical enclosure. At least a portion of the lower cylindrical enclosure or upper cylindrical enclosure is made of a polyolefin elastomer foam. The insulating holder may be structured to retain various sizes of wine bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas M. Beggins, Jeffrey J. Beggins
  • Patent number: 9004332
    Abstract: A cup holder includes one or two supporting members that support a container inserted into a receiving portion of a holder main body, and is arranged in a circumferential direction of the holder main body. A container having the protrusion and recess pattern on a side surface can smoothly be taken out from the receiving portion with a low risk of the supporting members interfering with other members around the holder main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Kojima Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kodama, Naoyuki Fukui, Daiichiro Nakano, Makoto Yokota
  • Patent number: 9004117
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment can be inflator having an integrated compressor and carry handle. The compressor can include a housing having a top surface contoured to form at least a first portion of a first container holder. The carry handle can he foldable between a first upright carry position and a second folded position wherein the carry handle lies flush with a top surface of the compressor housing. The carry handle can include an inner grasping area contoured to form at least a second portion of the first container holder when the carry handle is in the folded position and wherein the carry handle second portion of the first container holder is complementary to the compressor housing first portion of the first container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan T. Stansbury, Brandt A. Haener, Brendan P. Kelso
  • Patent number: 8998029
    Abstract: A support system for a baby bottle has a support body having a generally cylindrical portion. A channel is defined within the support body. A slot is defined between slot edges of the support body extending between a first end portion and a second end portion. First and second handle portions are coupled to the support body. The first and second handle portions are coupled to the support body at an angle less than about 120 degrees apart from each other about a surface of the support body. The support body is sized and configured to support a baby bottle positioned within the channel defined within the support body. In some embodiments, the first and second handle portions have handle grip portions that are coupled to the support body at an angle between about 5 degrees and about 30 degrees relative to a surface of the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Harley Hausman
  • Patent number: 8997995
    Abstract: The beverage transport organizer is an apparatus system that provides a user with a facilitated means of transporting a plurality of different beverage vessels. The apparatus system utilizes a beverage carrier and an insert panel. The beverage carrier is a container that holds the plurality of different beverage vessels during transport. The insert panel is positioned within the beverage carrier and provides a means of organizing beverage vessels for transport. The insert panel uses particularly shaped holders that accommodate beverage vessels of varying shapes and sizes. The beverage holders of the insert panel prevent beverage vessels from hitting against each other during transport, reducing the broken or chipped glassware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Chitsazan
  • Publication number: 20150089906
    Abstract: A vial holder is provided to protect a user's hand from needle sticks. The holder includes a handle and a shield attached to a distal end of the handle. An opening is formed in the distal end of the handle to receive a vial. The vial is placed through the opening and into a passageway of the handle with the upper end of the vial exposed. A user grasps the handle which holds the vial in a stabilized manner. A needle may then safely approach the vial in which inadvertent slippage or movement of the needle results in contact with the needle against the shield and not contact with the user's hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Ali I. Musani
  • Patent number: 8991635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (1) having a hollow shell defining a body with a dispensing aperture, and a bag (4) within the shell (2), the open end of the bag extending through the dispensing aperture and being secured with respect to the outside of the shell. The bag (4) is made from a material suitable for containing the intended contents of the container (1). Therefore the shell (2) may be formed from a material that would not be suitable for containing the intended contents of the container alone. The shell (2) may be formed from a biodegradable material, such as wood or paper pulp. The bag (4) may be separated from the main body of the container to allow for separate disposal. The container (1) may be sealed by providing a spout through which the contents of the container are to be dispensed, and by folding the spout over to create a nip which seals the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Greenbottle Limited
    Inventor: Martin Myerscough
  • Patent number: 8985379
    Abstract: A beverage container holder is provided, consisting of an elongated body having a planar upper support surface having alternative engagement mechanisms on opposing ends thereof. At one end an aperture is formed, having an elongated ledge-like support that extends downwardly to a horizontally-extending terminus that underlies a portion of the aperture to receive and retain a beverage container—both cylindrical and goblet-shaped. At an opposing end and at a midpoint of the planar upper support surface, a pair of apertures cooperates with the thumb and fingers of a user's hand, to position and secure a food plate against an upper surface of the beverage container holder. The thumb and fingers extend through the apertures from a position below the holder, and in gripping the food plate, the user is also grasping the holder—which in turn may be carrying a beverage container held within the beverage-receiving aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald G. Evans
  • Patent number: 8978906
    Abstract: The teachings provided herein are directed to an impact-resistant casing for breakable containers, and a system comprising the impact-resistant casing and a breakable container, such as a glass container. Very useful systems incorporating these components could include, of course, a glass baby bottle, a toddler sippy-cup, or an adult drinking glass, for example. These and other embodiments will be apparent to one of skill upon a review of the teachings provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Stacey Feeley, Giuliana Schwab
  • Patent number: 8978918
    Abstract: A caddy for holding a pastry bag comprises a receptacle having an open end, a closed end, an internal surface connecting the open and closed ends, and a plurality of fins projecting from the internal surface of the receptacle toward a central longitudinal axis of the receptacle. The fins define a tapered framework of contact ridges for contacting the pastry bag to reduce the surface area of contact between the pastry bag and the internal surface of the receptacle. A container removably receives the receptacle and holds a heat transfer medium for surrounding an external surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rich Producuts Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Vincent Tirone, Diego Hernan Viana, Paul R. Feldner, John Patrick Rayburn, Gerald Oehmen
  • Publication number: 20150069075
    Abstract: A cup holder sidewall includes a recess adapted to receive at least part of a handle having upper and lower socket engaging portions received in sockets in upper and lower flanges defining the recesses. The socket engaging portions permit the handle to be displaced from the sidewall recesses to a position projecting outward from the sidewall to permit the handle to be grasped in one hand. The sidewall includes at least one flexible segment extending through the sidewall from the inner surface to the outer surface, which may also extend from the upper margin to the lower margin. Each flexible segment renders the sidewall sufficiently flexible to allow the sidewall to adjust to receive cups of varying sizes and shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Edward S. Robbins, III
  • Publication number: 20150060473
    Abstract: An inverted bottle holder intended to hold two bottles with necks upside down inside a container is described. The bottle holder includes a clip having an inner wall and an outer wall spaced to accept the exterior wall of the container in between, where the clip is formed at an arc corresponding to the arc of the exterior wall of the container, and a deck connected in a permanently fixed relationship to the clip and extending into the container. The deck includes two apertures each sized to accept the neck of one of the bottles, such that each bottle is held upside down in the container when inserted into the aperture. In addition the bottle holder may include an integral bottle opener in either the single bottle or double bottle designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander K. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150060503
    Abstract: A cylindrical object latch is a holding device that has a face that fits the height of a cylindrical object and two ends that fit over the ends of the cylindrical object and exert tension on both ends of the cylindrical object to hold the cylindrical object in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Davis, Bradley Andrew Reece
  • Patent number: 8967423
    Abstract: A system for providing correct delivery of pharmaceuticals or the like to a patient location has a mounting body, a matching plate, a storage box and elements for associating a particular matching plate, affixed to a surface of the mounting body, with a particular storage box. The mounting body should be adapted to be fixed in place at the patient location, thereby fixing in place a storage body engaged in it. The storage box has a unitarily-formed storage body, with an open face hingedly fitted with a door for closing the open face. Proper association of the matching plate with the particular occurs when the associating elements of the storage box and the matching plate register with each other, allowing an element of the mounting body to engage the storage box. Disengagement of the element can be effected only through access to the interior of the storage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gary L. Sharpe, Doug Clouser
  • Patent number: 8955681
    Abstract: A multi-pot device for facilitating a press fit connection between the device and a plurality of pots or planters, which enables a user to simultaneously and securely use, store, and transport multiple pots. Further, the multi-pot device does not conceal the markings located on the exterior of the individual pots. The multi-pot device comprises a top portion and a side portion. The top portion is further comprised of a plurality of spaced apart openings therein for receipt of the pots. Further, each of the openings is formed by a side that extends downwardly from the top portion, and each side is preferably comprised of a first lip, a first wall portion, a second lip, a second wall portion, a third lip, a third wall portion, a fourth lip and a fourth wall portion, the purpose of which is to form a press fit with the side walls of the pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Summit Plastic Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Snyder, James H. Ward
  • Patent number: 8955242
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Branded Seats, LLC
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce