Removable Support For Displaced Closure Patents (Class 220/744)
  • Patent number: 8925749
    Abstract: A storage container includes a jar and a cap removably connected to the jar. The jar has a cavity defined by a first base and a first wall extending upwardly from the base. The cap has an upper portion connected to a lower portion by a connecting member. The upper portion has a second base and a second wall extending upwardly from the second base to define a receiving area that receives an item stored in the cavity of the jar. The connecting member has an opening therethrough to connect the storage container to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Sarah Laperriere, Michael Rzasa, Armand Montminy, Rodd Ruland
  • Publication number: 20140339245
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a fuel cap holder are disclosed. In one example embodiment, a fuel cap holder may include a base; and an extension extending from the base; wherein the extension comprises at least one tab oriented to engage at least a portion of a fuel cap; and wherein the extension is operatively connected to the base by at least one fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas E. Brewster
  • Patent number: 8875842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective cap (20) for a grease nipple. The protective cap comprises a removable cap portion (22) with an internal cavity (23) that is shaped to fit over and enclose a nipple head of the grease nipple, and comprises an attachment portion (24) that is adapted to remain attached to the grease nipple when the cap portion is removed. According to the invention, the attachment portion (24) of the protective cap (20) comprises a plurality of through holes (26, 27, 28, 29) each of which has a unique diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Guus Willems, Gustavo Sabogal
  • Patent number: 8839977
    Abstract: A strap receivable water kettle cap includes a cap coupleable to a water kettle. The cap has a side wall forming an elongate slot and a bottom to which a rotary ring is mounted. The rotary ring has an upper portion forming a diameter reduced vertical wall. The vertical wall and the side wall of the cap form therebetween a receiving space for receiving strap in a winding fashion. The vertical wall forms an extension and retention section, and the strap extends through and is retained by the extension and retention section. The strap further extends through the slot of the side wall of the cap to have end extension sections of the strap projecting outside the cap. The tips of the end extension sections of the strap are processed to form a closed terminal. The strap can be selectively retracted back into the receiving space inside the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8740159
    Abstract: A lid holder for use with a slow cooker. The lid holder has a tray supported on a strap from the rim of the slow cooker. The tray has inner and outer walls between which a lid from the cooker may be interposed. The lid is supported in the tray above a well for drips on fins between the inner and outer walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Vicky S. Braun
  • Patent number: 8727139
    Abstract: An aftermarket kitchen utensil and a method of using the utensil to support a cover of a cooking vessel such that the cover does not obstruct the service of food from the cooking vessel while drippings from the inner surface of the supported cover are guided into the cooking vessel. The utensil includes a body, a first support assembly operable and effective for supporting the body in a vertically upright position during use, and a second support assembly operable and effective for supporting the cover of a cooking vessel in a desired orientation relative to the cooking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jeanne Sventek, Bruce Sventek, Tanner Sventek
  • Publication number: 20140110421
    Abstract: A drain plug holding device that includes a magnet and flexible line enclose in a heat shrinkable tube. The flexible line includes a swivel component and connecting component secured to the unencumbered end of the flexible line. A second magnet and flexible line enclosed in a heat shrinkable tube is connected to the first magnet and flexible line assembly via a connecting component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: David Brian Nawrocki
  • Patent number: 8695844
    Abstract: A cooking vessel having a handle for supporting a lid is described. The handle may include an upper support member having an upper arcuate body coupled to the cooking vessel at opposite ends and a lower support member having a lower arcuate body coupled to the cooking vessel at opposite ends. The lower arcuate body and the upper arcuate body may define a receiving space for receiving the cooking vessel lid. The upper support member and the lower support member may have sheet like portions. The support members may further be dimensioned to support the lid within the receiving space at an angle from a side of the cooking vessel of between 45 degrees and 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Tabletops Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryoosh Molayem
  • Patent number: 8381942
    Abstract: A cooking vessel for cooking foodstuff includes a base that has an outer sidewall, a generally hollow interior and a generally open top. A lid is removably mounted to the base and complementarily covers the open top of the base in a first position. The lid includes a handle that extends outwardly from the lid away from the base in the first position. A lid holder is rotatably mounted to the outer sidewall of the base. The lid holder engages with the handle to support the lid in a second position. The open top of the base at least partially exposes the hollow interior when the lid is in the second position. The lid holder is rotatable between a support position and a storage position. The lid holder extends partially above the open top of the base in the support position and is entirely below the open top in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark K. Romandy
  • Patent number: 8356726
    Abstract: A cooking vessel for cooking foodstuff includes a base having an outer sidewall, a generally hollow interior and a generally open top. A lid is removably mounted to the base and complimentarily covers the open top of the base in a first position. A mounting support is attached to the outer sidewall of the base. A lid holder is removably mounted to the mounting support. The lid holder supports the lid in a second position. The open top of the base at least partially exposing the hollow interior when the lid is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Romandy, David Schandel, James R. Gaynor
  • Publication number: 20110290686
    Abstract: An electronic device case (10) for storing and protecting a portable electronic device (108). The case (10) has two design configurations. The first configuration comprises a device cover (12) with a first section (14) and a second section (30). The two sections (12,14) interface at a living hinge (46). The electronic device (108) is placed within the first section (14), which can be folded onto the second section (30) during travel or storage. The second configuration comprises a single, unitary device cover (70) into which the electronic device (108) is placed. Both configurations include a keyboard (110) that is located within a keyboard cavity (52 or 88), a first pocket (54 or 90) that holds a USB cable (112) for interfacing the keyboard to the electronic device, and a second pocket (56 or 92) that holds a power cable (114) for supplying power to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Yao-Hung Huang
  • Patent number: 7870968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage bottle with a container cap. In particular the beverage bottle has a reversible means for holding the container cap on the outside of the container during use of the bottle which prevents loss of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Scott Ray Hanson
  • Patent number: 7673767
    Abstract: The claimed invention is a novel container system that adds utility and convenience for the consumer “on-the-go”. The container system claimed includes a main tray member that holds food product (e.g. carrots), and lid member that is configured so that, when it is inverted, it acts as a secondary tray member that holds food product (e.g. condiment) and is further attachable to the rim of the tray member via an interference fit or snap-fit grip fit. The resulting utility is that the consumer is able to hold the main tray member with one hand or have held the main tray member (e.g. in a recess in an automobile consol) and access the contents of both trays with a free hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 7621298
    Abstract: A recipient has a body designed to contain a fluid and an orifice by which the fluid may be introduced into the body. The recipient is equipped with a system for the sterile transfer of the fluid from inside the body. The transfer system comprises a deformable and impervious wall, wherein the wall is positioned with respect to the recipient so that it forms a closed and sterile space inside which the orifice is located, a fluid communication device between the closed space and the outside of the recipient, wherein the device may be handled without compromising the sterility, and a seal structure associated with the orifice, wherein the seal structure is at least partially located inside the closed space so that it may be moved between an open position and a closed position of the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Maco Pharma, S.A.
    Inventors: Francis Goudaliez, Thierry Verpoort
  • Publication number: 20090272749
    Abstract: A cooking vessel for cooking foodstuff includes a base having an outer sidewall, a generally hollow interior and a generally open top. A lid is removably mounted to the base and complimentarily covers the open top of the base in a first position. A mounting support is attached to the outer sidewall of the base. A lid holder is removably mounted to the mounting support. The lid holder supports the lid in a second position. The open top of the base at least partially exposing the hollow interior when the lid is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. ROMANDY, David SCHANDEL, James R. GAYNOR
  • Publication number: 20090266831
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus that is configured to secure a stopper to a beverage container or other container. The apparatus could be used, for instance, after a person has removed a cork or other stopper from the mouth of a bottle. Such an apparatus reduces the chance that the stopper will be lost. A portion of the apparatus may also be configured to absorb drips that could result from pouring a beverage or other liquid from the container. The apparatus may also display a message and/or provide other decorative features. Other embodiments of the invention provide a method for manufacturing the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Marjorie A. McConville
  • Patent number: 7549559
    Abstract: Resealable caps and tops for directional pour spout containers currently available for liquid and semi-solid products are either a spout and cap design, in which the tip is cut off to pour or squeeze out the container contents, or a non-spout, hinged top-and-bottom design, which defines a flat surface with an opening. These designs have many limitations. For example, the closure portion of a conventional spout closure can become detached, leading to production line delays, lost tips in transit, product recall at the store level, loss of shelf life and potential chocking hazards to children and pets. The non-spout hinged, top-and-bottom design does not offer the directional dispensing capabilities. This invention addresses the shortcomings of conventional caps and tops by providing a one-piece directional pour spout container cap in which the base has an upwardly directed spout and a hinged flip top cap is attached to the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Conroy Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslee Ann Conroy, James Lawrence Conroy, William Patrick Conroy
  • Publication number: 20090145915
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a holder for a bottle stopper comprising of a strip of material that is compressible and elastic. The holder for the bottle stopper may be attached to the neck of a bottle by sliding individual beads along the compressible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Linda Druckerman Huff
  • Publication number: 20090084802
    Abstract: A biased Bar-B-Q lid support assembly including a mounting bracket, an assembly securing device and a support shaft having a first end and a second end. The support shaft may be locked in position by means of a biasing lever. The first end may be used to support a lid and the second end may have a handle or tab for adjusting the support shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Joseph Nantais
  • Patent number: 7339140
    Abstract: A roaster oven for the heating of foodstuffs includes an outer housing with an opening and a heating element disposed proximate an interior surface for heating thereof. A lid, removably positioned on the outer housing to at least partially cover the opening, has a stationary portion and a hinged portion pivotably mounted thereto. The hinged portion is pivotable with respect to the stationary portion about at least one hinge. The hinged portion has an open position in which at least a portion of the interior surface is accessible and a closed position in which the lid substantially covers the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Tidey
  • Patent number: 7267308
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a base member formed from wire strands conjoined to each other, defining outwardly flanging sides and a bottom surface. One wire has a unitary body provided with ends disposed along sides of the base, support pegs monolithically formed therewith, and lip portions spaced along a longitudinal length of the base member. The wire further has an annular portion monolithically formed with the lip portions, extending upwardly from the base member and traveling inwardly towards a center thereof. Another wire has opposed ends conjoined to the annular portion and one of the base member sides. A tray is seated on the base member and includes a bottom surface and monolithically formed edges. The tray is positioned beneath the annular portion for catching fluids and debris. Rubber caps are positioned about the support pegs for increasing surface area friction and assisting to maintain the apparatus at a stable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Duane R. Jenson
  • Patent number: 7064297
    Abstract: A roaster oven for the heating of foodstuffs includes an outer housing with an opening and a heating element disposed proximate an interior surface for heating thereof. A lid, removably positioned on the outer housing to at least partially cover the opening, has a stationary portion and a hinged portion pivotably mounted thereto. The hinged portion is pivotable with respect to the stationary portion about at least one hinge. The hinged portion has an open position in which at least a portion of the interior surface is accessible and a closed position in which the lid substantially covers the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Tidey
  • Patent number: 7025312
    Abstract: Lid holder stands hold pot and pan lids. A cylindrical base has two lid slots, a lid holder slot, and a spoon slot in the top of its sidewall. A base screw hole is present in the portion of the sidewall forming the lid holder slot. A screw is passed through a lid holder screw hole in one end of an arctuate lid holder and inserted into the base screw hole to removably attach one end of the lid holder to the base within the lid holder slot. A lid can have its sidewall removably inserted into the lid slots 24 and the middle of its underside supported by the opposing end of the lid holder, and a spoon can have its handle rested in the spoon slot. The base and lid holder are made of dishwasher safe PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Jack Dare
  • Patent number: 6726049
    Abstract: A covered food container or serving platter incorporates a cover stand as part of the structure of the container. The cover may be temporarily stored on the stand while the user obtains access to the container. In one embodiment a portion of the cover is received within a suitably configured retention area formed within the container. Another covered serving container utilizes a central support extending from the platter and a corresponding support that extends from the cover, with an interlocking possible at the maximum extension of each support, thus separating the cover from the platter. A further embodiment utilizes a pair of covers, one receivable upon another to enable a nesting storage with access available to the exposed container storage area. A surface rib and groove formed in corresponding surfaces of the two covers provides stability when in the nested configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Richard G. Brothers
  • Patent number: 6276562
    Abstract: A lid support assembly for a trash bin lid rod has a plurality of rod supports engaging the lid rod and secured to the rear wall of the bin to resist bending of the lid rod. An elongate lid prop has an opening for engaging over the lid rod with a first portion of the lid prop extending away from the opening in a first direction to provide a support for the trash bin lid in a partially open position, and a second portion extending in a second direction away from the first direction to engage the rear wall of the trash bin. Rod supports are positioned on opposite sides of the lid prop to secure the lid prop in the desired position on the lid rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Hodge Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan M. Hodge, Anthony A. Hodge
  • Patent number: 6131755
    Abstract: Several bottle assemblies 10, 50, 662, 70, and 80 are disclosed having a cap retention portion, respectively identified by reference numbers 28, 54, 64, 73, and 84 which are adapted to allow removable storage of bottle cap 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Soyka, Jr., Mark John Hydar
  • Patent number: 5683010
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a continuous length of wire is shaped to include a pair of interlocking hooks, one each located at the end of a holding prong, and disposed outward. The prong extension traverses the inner side of a pan lid, and is of such a length as to allow the interlocking hooks at one end to protrude under any pan lid lip. The prong extension terminates at the bottom in a retaining hook and a catch notch. The catch notches are connected via a horizontal extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Philip H. Boyajian, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5595317
    Abstract: A prop for propping the lid of a trash bin in a partially open position includes a frame having an elongated slot. The prop is mounted on a trash bin by inserting the lid hinge rod of the bin through the slot. When mounted on a trash bin, the prop can be moved in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the lid hinge rod, the rod sliding laterally in the slot. The prop can thus be moved between a position in which it supports the lid in a partially open position and a position in which the lid can be swung fully open. When the prop is in the former position, two arms, one or both of which may be integral to the frame, extend generally perpendicularly away from the axis of the hinge rod. In this position, one arm contacts the rear wall of the bin and the other contacts the lid of the bin. When the prop is moved to the other position, one of the arms disengages the portion of the bin with which it was it contact. The lid can then be freely swung to any position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Inventor: Tony Hodge
  • Patent number: 5328043
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to the field of baby bottles having disks for sealing the apertures of the baby bottles when the bottles are not in use. More specifically, this invention relates to a particular baby bottle that provides a slot at the base of the baby bottle for temporarily storing a sealing disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventor: Sharon Ray
  • Patent number: 5244106
    Abstract: A bottle includes a top with a removable cap having a height; includes a bottle base, the rim of which defines a plane at the lowermost extremity of the bottle for resting the bottle on a planar surface; and includes a cap well or recess formed in the bottle base. The cap well has a depth at least as great as the height of the cap, wherein the cap, when placed in the cap well, is securely gripped thereby and does not project down beyond the plane of the base of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Inventor: Peter S. Takacs
  • Patent number: 5076252
    Abstract: A portable barbecue grill assembly is disclosed that includes a barbecue kettle (10) having a generally semi-hemispherical bottom bowl (11) and a generally semi-hemispherical removable kettle cover (12). An ash catcher (100) and a cover holder (30) are secured to the bottom bowl (11). A cart (50) is employed for holding the kettle (10) adjacent one end of a fuel tank (72), ignitor assembly (43) and a storage bin (80) with cover (70) adjacent the other end. The cart (50) includes two parallel side support structures (52), each including a horizontal upper side member (53) and a pair of vertical posts (56,57), with the side support structures being connected to each other near their bottoms by a pair of substantially parallel lower transverse cross-members (66) and adjacent their tops by a pair of substantially parallel upper transverse cross members (66a). A pair of lower horizontal side support members (54) connects at each end to one of the lower cross-members ( 66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products Co.
    Inventors: Erich J. Schlosser, J. Michael Alden