Handle, Handle Component, Or Handle Adjunct Patents (Class 220/752)
  • Patent number: 11129626
    Abstract: Illustrative methods of manufacturing flexible drive shaft assemblies for preparing bone can include steps such as providing, receiving or manufacturing a mold. Injecting a first polymeric material into the mold to form a coupling member, the coupling member adapted for attachment to a torque-providing driving tool. Injecting a second polymeric material into the mold to form a work member, the work member adapted to interface with the bone to prepare the bone. The method can further include injecting a third polymeric material into the mold in an overmolding process to form a flexible shaft extending from the coupling member to the work member. The assemblies resulting from such methods can include a flexible shaft that is adapted to transmit a majority of a torque received from a torque-providing driving tool through the flexible shaft. In some examples, the flexible shaft can include a solid polymeric shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Conrad
  • Patent number: 10407941
    Abstract: A handle assembly for sheet metal lids is provided, comprising a handle member having an upper plate and a grip, and a base member having a pair of brackets formed to engage a corner of the sheet metal lid, and wherein the brackets include an upwardly open groove and a mounting plate. The grooves engage an underside of the lid, wherein the upper plate of the handle member is removably attached to the mounting plates of the base member by a plurality of fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Barry Wagner, Benjamin Glenn
  • Patent number: 9901771
    Abstract: A cover for exercise equipment has a cylindrical body which is made of a flexible, waterproof material, infused with antimicrobial, antiodor microban fibers. The body has a plurality of dot projections forming a uniform gripping pattern extending over the entire interior and exterior surfaces of the body. The body is open at one end for facilitating the positioning of the cover over an outwardly extending exercise handle. Another embodiment of the invention consists of a single flat rectangular sheet component which can be positioned around exercise handles and secured by hook and loop attachments or equivalent attachment devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Elizabeth Silver
  • Patent number: 8985363
    Abstract: A food/drink container includes a receptacle, a lid removably secured to the receptacle and a handle movably coupled to the container such that the handle may move between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, at least a portion the handle is disposed below the receptacle and in the second configuration, at least a portion of the handle is rotatable with respect to receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Domenic T. Gubitosi, David Shapiro, Charlie Smith
  • Publication number: 20150060476
    Abstract: A tool holder has a sleeve member with a generally cylindrical sidewall, an open end and a closed end. The sleeve member is adapted to receive the non-working end of a tool inserted along a central longitudinal axis into the open end. A connector is coupled to the closed end of the sleeve member. The sleeve member has at least one tab extending axially away from an open end of the sidewall and/or at least one suction cup on an inside surface of the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Ty-Flot, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 8919603
    Abstract: A detachable handle for a child's sippy cup. The sippy cup includes a cup portion and a lid portion coupled to the cup portion. The lid portion includes a drinking spout having apertures. The detachable handle includes a ring portion that engages the lid and/or the cup portion, and a pair of grasping portions that extend axially and radially away from the ring portion. Hook portions are radially aligned with, and extend axially opposite the grasping portions, and are engageable with an upper surface of the lid portion. Moving the grasping portions radially inwardly causes the hook portions to move radially outwardly for disengagement from the upper surface and removal of the handle from the sippy cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Learning Curve Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Greene
  • Patent number: 8919605
    Abstract: These are devices and methods of delivering calibration or control information to a device, such as an analyte monitor. The devices may include a first portion configured to be grasped by the hand of the user, and a second portion including a reservoir and a flexible neck. The reservoir may contain a control material that contains a target analyte in a known or predetermined concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelley J. Lipman, Michael F. Tomasco, Peter Uy-Vu Ly, Jennifer Yuh-Jen Chen, Paul D. Reynolds, John F. Larkin, Robin S. Gaffney, Kimberly J. Tansey, Christopher L. Stewart, Raúl Escutia, Robert W. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20140312033
    Abstract: A storage system for a power component comprising a receptacle including a base and a closure connected to the base, the base and the closure defining an internal space for receiving one or more components, the closure being operable for selectively enclosing the internal space, and a connection means for releasably connecting the base with at least one component that is positioned within the internal space of the receptacle, the connection means including a first connection portion associated with the base for connecting with a second connection portion of the component. A package for containing a product interfacing device with a surface defining a recess that is shaped to conform with an exterior surface of the product and thereby restrict movement of the product relative to the product interfacing device, a removable cover and a connection means for releasably connecting the product interfacing device within the internal space of a receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin Luke VAN DER LINDE, David Leigh SCRIMSHAW, Paul Francis CONNOR, Paul MILLER, Ben EYERS, Sion NETZLER, Lucas LASTMAN
  • Patent number: 8839741
    Abstract: A litter box cleaning kit includes a litter shovel having a nonporous bottom section for collecting non-solid waste, a curved section having a plurality of openings for collecting and sifting solid waste, a bag holder for positioning disposal bags in an open configuration and a caddy for storing each of the shovel, bag holder and disposal bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Cheek
  • Patent number: 8807387
    Abstract: Provided is a removable handle for a kitchen object, having a lateral wall extending upwardly by a part that is curved back towards the outside, the handle comprising an inner jaw and an outer jaw to be respectively brought against the inner and outer surfaces of the lateral wall, the two jaws being mobile in relation to each other between an open position and a closed position wherein they pinch the lateral wall. The outer jaw comprises a groove that can receive the free end of the curved part of the lateral wall in abutment when the jaws are in the closed position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Michel Montgelard
  • Patent number: 8777045
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and a second portion that defined a lid co-operable with the first portion. The lid includes an auxiliary access opening and closure member that are smaller than the main opening, and that can be operated one-handed. A rigid work surface is provided, typically immediately adjacent to the secondary closure member, the work surface providing a place for holding or mixing a drink or for preparing a snack. In some embodiments the work surface may be movable relative to the container, whether slidable in a co-planar or parallel planar manner in translation, or folding as in a foldable shelf. The entire container assembly may be foldable or collapsible to a storage condition, and the rigid member, whether fixed or movable, does not impede that folding or collapsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mitchell, Mike Baatz, William Kearns, Christopher Edwards, Melvin Mogil, Richard Stephens
  • Patent number: 8757425
    Abstract: An illustrative beverage container having a handle defining multiple gripping portions is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Williams Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Copeland
  • Patent number: 8746448
    Abstract: Disclosed is a case for an electronic device that includes a retaining loop. The loop includes a first end, a second end, and a fastener. A recess on the interior of the case is adapted to house the fastener when the retaining loop is engaged therewith, while a pair of openings positioned over the recess allows the retaining loop to pass through. The loop is positioned so that a user can place a finger inside the loop, which in turn provides a secure grip on the case and electronic device. The fastener sits flush within the recess on the interior of the case, and can be used to detach the loop for replacement thereof as desired. The fastener and recess are positioned between the case and the phone, and includes a low profile design that prevents bulging in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Bellace
  • Publication number: 20140124520
    Abstract: A manipulator is provided for a bucket or pail having an open end, the manipulator including: a leveraging portion configured to abut a portion of the hand or wrist of an operator; and a connecting portion, wherein the leveraging portion is configured to receive an effort force and allows a substantially rotational force to be applied at or near the connecting portion; and wherein the connecting portion is configured for attaching to a bucket or pail such that the rotational force applied at or near the connecting portion results in rotation of a handle of the bucket or pail away from the open end whilst allowing the bucket or pail to freely pivot with respect to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Bryce Allan
  • Publication number: 20140091087
    Abstract: A portable display tower and packaging for carrying and displaying cupcakes comprising a first level platform with a plurality of circular cavities for holding the cupcakes in place; a second level platform with a plurality of circular cavities for holding the cupcakes in place, wherein said second level platform is a different size than said first level platform; a means for connecting said base, said first level platform and said second level platform together in a perpendicular direction, spaced at a distance apart so that a user can easily view and remove the desired cupcake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Carol B. Vollano, Brenda D. DePonte
  • Publication number: 20140042048
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least two end flaps can be respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps are at least partially overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The closed end of the carton can comprise a generally vertical portion extending from the bottom panel and an oblique portion extending from the top panel to the generally vertical portion. A dispenser can extend in at least the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: O'Neal Alexander, Daniel Ahem, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 8640913
    Abstract: A transport container, in particular for storing notes of value, with a container body (12, 12a, 12b) which has at least one storage area (36, 36a, 36b) for storing the notes of value and a handle (16, 16a, 16b) connected to the container body (12, 12a, 12b). The handle (16, 16a, 16b) and the container body (12, 12a, 12b) are connected by at least one connecting element (38, 38a, 38b). The handle (16, 16a, 16b) is arranged displaceably relative to the container body (12, 12a, 12b) via the connecting element (38, 38a, 38b). Further, the invention relates to an arrangement with two transport containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Berendes
  • Publication number: 20140008380
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an installation part and a module, relating to the field of mechanical designs and capable of reducing the quantity of installation parts and increasing the efficiency of assembling and disassembling an article that needs to be installed. The installation part includes: a slot configured to be clamped with a hoop, where the hoop is configured to fix a pole part onto a pole together with the pole part; and a first screw hole configured to be connected to a conversion bracket, where the conversion bracket is configured to connect the pole part and an article that needs to be installed. The embodiments of the present invention are applied to the installation of modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guohui Zou, Wenjie Wei
  • Publication number: 20130341341
    Abstract: Fabric handle that is reusable and removable for buckets or containers with a protruding lip edge for easy lifting and carrying. It can be made in assorted sizes to accommodate different size and weight and configurations of containers and buckets with a protruding lip edge. It can be for plastic containers with plastic handles or broken handles or plastic containers without handles. This includes paint cans with protruding metal handle anchoring supports on the sides where the metal bail is attached, and flower pots with a protruding rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Giedroyce
  • Publication number: 20130341381
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein propose a bag-in-box container. The bag-in-box container includes a bag configured to contain a liquid. The bag also includes a rigid neck. A box encloses the bag with the neck protruding through the top of the box. The neck is secured in position through the opening in the box by a clip handle. The clip handle includes a handle portion configured to receive at least a fingertip of a hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MT Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Thomason, Steven C. Cooper, Michael Overbeck, Louis J. Monaco
  • Patent number: 8602217
    Abstract: A container assembly that includes a first container, a second container and a latch arrangement movable between a latched position and an unlatched position is provided. The first container has a first container portion having a first opening into a first interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a first cover for closing the first opening. The second container has a second container portion having a second opening into a second interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a second cover for closing the second opening. The latch arrangement, when in the latched position, is constructed and arranged to connect the first container portion to the second container portion. The latch arrangement is positioned and configured such that when it connects the first container portion to the second container portion, the first opening and the second opening face opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Publication number: 20130319899
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to vessels and processes that may be used to fabricate vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence Morgan Fowler, Zihong Guo, Jenny Hu, John Arthur Ohrt
  • Publication number: 20130277403
    Abstract: A storage system includes a rail system, and a container. The container has an inner compartment. The container further includes an apparatus for supporting the container which also interacts the rail system, and a hoist coupled to the apparatus for supporting the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Scott MURPHY
  • Patent number: 8550272
    Abstract: An extrusion blowmolded PET container having superior top load strength characteristics includes a sidewall having an outer surface, and an inner surface that defines an interior space. The sidewall is fabricated from a material that includes extrudable PET. The sidewall is shaped to define a bottom portion, a finish portion and a main body portion. The finish portion has an opening defined therein that is in communication with the interior space. The main body portion has a neck surface, a shoulder surface and a fillet that is defined between the neck surface and the shoulder surface. The neck surface forms a first angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the container that is substantially within a range of about 2° to about 20°, and the fillet has an average radius of curvature that is substantially within a range of about 15 mm to about 55 mm. The container is preferably fabricated using an extrusion blowmolding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, LP
    Inventor: Sheldon E. Yourist
  • Patent number: 8544668
    Abstract: This bottle with a handle in which the body portion is formed with a concave portion, the bottle includes a support projection portion projected outward in the radial direction on a bottom surface of the concave portion, and protrusion portions which are provided at both side portions of the support projection portion with a gap between the bottom surface and the protrusion portions laterally projecting, the handle includes a pair of mounting beams, a handle plate, and an engagement projection piece, and the pair of mounting beams are integrally provided in a bridged beam configured to connect each of the mounting beams in a state of being separated inward from the handle plate in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadayori Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8544676
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a system including a container defining a chamber for holding a beverage, a lid for engaging the container, a drinking straw located on the lid, and a fluid router detachable from the lid to facilitate the withdrawal of the beverage from the container. The fluid router includes a base adapted for placement in the proximity to an opening of the container, and a conduit having a first and a second ends disposed on the base. The fluid router can further include a connector disposed on the base and adapted to engage a thermal energy storage member located in the chamber. The first conduit end is adapted to engage the drinking straw. The system can further include a second straw engaged with the second conduit end and positioned in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cool Gear International, LLC
    Inventors: Donna Roth, Henry Roth
  • Publication number: 20130206790
    Abstract: A jug for retaining a plastic bag containing a liquid and a method of using the same. The jug includes a bottom and a peripheral wall extending upwardly therefrom and defining a cavity for receiving the bag. The peripheral wall terminates in a rim and a handle extends outwardly from the peripheral wall's exterior surface. An engagement means is provided on the jug to engage the bag and retain it within the cavity when the jug is tilted to pour the liquid therefrom. The engagement means preferably is a slit defined in the rear region of the peripheral wall adjacent the handle. The slit originates in the rim and extends downwardly for a distance. A portion of a rear region of the bag is slid into the slit and wedged therein. The wedged portion extends into a compartment defined by a retaining wall that extends outwardly from the peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Adam Pauze, Robert G. Dickie
  • Patent number: 8505729
    Abstract: A container constructed and arranged to be connected to at least one other container. The container has a container portion, a cover, and a latch member movable between a first position and a second position. A retaining member on the container portion is engageable with the latch member. In the first position, the latch member engages the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position. In the second position, the latch member is engageable with a container portion of the other container to connect the containers. The latch member is pivotally movable in a clockwise and counterclockwise manner. The latch member can be pivoted upwards to the second position to engage the other container and the latch member can be pivoted downwards to the first position to engage the retaining member to inhibit movement of the latch member away from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: David Sosnovsky, Mark Bensman
  • Publication number: 20130200092
    Abstract: A folding type package includes a body including first and second parts to face each other when the body is folded to enclose a product, at least one product housing part formed at the body, and a buffer part extending from the product housing part to secure a buffer space to buffer a shock applied to the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Eletronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dong-jun KIM, In-hye Kim, Jung-hyeon Kim, Young-chai Heo
  • Patent number: 8499951
    Abstract: The bottle holder is formed of a synthetic fiber rope, allowing various portions of the rope to be fused together by heat or solvent. The ends of the rope are melted and pressed together to form a relatively large endless loop. The facing portions of this loop are then partially melted and pressed together to form a single fused handgrip portion having loops extending from opposite ends thereof. One loop is preferably larger than the other, the larger loop being adapted to fit around the base of a beverage bottle and the smaller loop being adapted to fit about the bottleneck. The fused central or handgrip portion of this structure is then helically wound with a smaller diameter cord to form a handgrip, the ends of the cord being captured by the juncture of one of the rope loops and by a bight in the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: John McDonald, Katie M. Supples
  • Publication number: 20130175281
    Abstract: A container trapezoidal in shape for carrying liquids and loose materials. The body of container having an open top with opposite front and back side walls, opposite right and left side walls slanting inwards to a closed bottom. Three adjoining side walls having a flange at top rim angling down inside container forming an overhang. The edge of the flange is used to wipe excess liquid off of applicator. This excess paint drips into the container. The container includes a convenient pouring spout and supportive handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Dattilo
  • Patent number: 8458990
    Abstract: A device to assist in sorting and organizing any small items and, in particular, vitamins, supplements and prescription medications consisting of a series of folding, hinged panels that fold out to form troughs and transverse dividers that fit into the troughs to form bins. Once the bins are filled, the dividers are sequentially removed to allow the bin contents to be shoved along the trough into a small, resealable plastic bag for convenient storage and transportation. This saves time for people taking several different kinds of pills every day. Each pill bottle is located, opened, closed and stored away only once versus hundreds of times without using this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Glen Hendrix
  • Publication number: 20130140321
    Abstract: Provided is a removable handle for a kitchen object, having a lateral wall extending upwardly by a part that is curved back towards the outside, the handle comprising an inner jaw and an outer jaw to be respectively brought against the inner and outer surfaces of the lateral wall, the two jaws being mobile in relation to each other between an open position and a closed position wherein they pinch the lateral wall. The outer jaw comprises a groove that can receive the free end of the curved part of the lateral wall in abutment when the jaws are in the closed position thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Michel Montgelard
  • Patent number: 8453297
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a handle structure and a housing. The housing has an opening. The handle structure is retractably disposed in the housing and includes an engaging module and a handle module. The engaging module includes a first engaging portion disposed on the housing. The handle module is movably connected to the housing and includes a main body, an elastic element and a second engaging portion. The elastic element provides an elastic force for the main body to move toward the opening. When the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion are disposed at an engaging portion, at least a portion of the main body is disposed in the housing. When the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion are disposed at a separating position, the main body protrudes from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Yi Wang
  • Publication number: 20130105504
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a device comprising a first base proximate a first end of a handgrip, and a first wall-engaging component extending from the first base. The first wall-engaging component includes a first trunk having a bottom end connected to the first base, and a first pair of elongated barbs connected to a top end of the first trunk. The first barbs extend from the top end of the first trunk and towards the first base. A second base is proximate a second end of the handgrip, and a second wall-engaging component extends from the second base. The second wall-engaging component includes a second trunk having a bottom end connected to the second base, and a second pair of elongated barbs connected to a top end of the second trunk. The second barbs extend from the top end of the second trunk and towards the second base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8418322
    Abstract: A cookware handle with a soft non-slip surface is formed by molding elastomeric composition around a core or elongated member that connects a flange portion and the terminal end or hanging portion of the handle. The core or elongated member has a relatively narrow cross-section to minimize heat transfer from the pot so that the gripping portion remains cool during cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventors: Kenny Ng, Tanveer Khan
  • Patent number: 8397944
    Abstract: A storage mailing tube having an elongated housing and a hand removable end cap with a rib positioned so as to facilitate hand alignment of the cap while at the same time forming limited frictional engagement sufficient to retain the end cap on the storage mailing tube during handling or transporting the storage mailing tube while allowing a user to access a document or item therein by hand removal of the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Scott D. Landes
  • Patent number: 8397943
    Abstract: A container including a bottom support member, a vertical portion attached to the bottom support member and defining a containment space therein, and at least two handle receptacles positioned on an interior surface of the vertical portion. Each of the at least two handle receptacles includes an interior channel and an interlocking tab. The interior channel accepts an interlocking end of a selectively removable handle. The handle includes at least protrusion. The protrusion and the interlocking tab cooperate to selectively secure the handle to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Kamran Farid
  • Publication number: 20130056390
    Abstract: A prove card container having a main case consisting of upper and lower case portions for storing therein a prove card, a handle provided on one side surface of the main case, one or more members for preventing the movement of the main case provided on a mounting surface of the main case, and one or more rollers for assisting the movement of the main case provided on the mounting surface or a corner formed between the mounting surface and the other side surface of the main case so as to project obliquely downward from the corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: KYODO CO., LTD
    Inventor: Morihiro Saito
  • Patent number: 8353423
    Abstract: A cookware system is provided having a container, particularly a cooking vessel, at least one downwardly directed receiver, and a non-coupling handle having a contact member at its end sized to the receiver, which combination provides increased safety and utility. By virtue of the downwardly directed receiver and the upwardly directed contact member, the handle of the cookware system contacts and drives the cooking vessel only during and for so long as the operator, the cook, provides upward force to the handle to temporarily engage the cooking vessel. Upon removal of the upward force from the operator, the handle disengages from the receiver, preventing the potential that a person, whether the operator, a child or another, could contact the handle and cause a spill or burn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Bedias Creek LLC
    Inventors: David Harrison McIntyre, Roy Harrison McIntyre
  • Patent number: 8333300
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a holder for an applicator for a fluid may include a magnet for holding the applicator over the container. The holder for the applicator may attach to the rim of the container or may be attached to a container holder. The container holder may include a handle and may be used with a container having bucket handles. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a band with notches for receiving a pivot where the handles connect to the container. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a clip for attaching to a ladder and/or may not necessarily include a applicator holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Alejandro Diaz
    Inventor: Alejandro Diaz
  • Patent number: 8328056
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for carrying sets of documents of various sizes utilizing at least a document support tray supported on the forearm of a carrier by a forearm supporter secured by a single arm and hand of a carrier such that the documents may easily be delivered utilizing the free arm of the carrier to selectively pick from one of the stacks made available through the device. The device also includes a holder to secure an animal repellent container. The device also permits a novel method of delivering mail whereby the carrier may have free use of the hand and arm opposite to that engaged by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: David E. Berdych
  • Patent number: 8322563
    Abstract: There is provided an infant drinking cup (1) comprising a cup-shaped container (10) having a base from which upwardly extends side walling (14), which side walling (14) defines a mouth of said cup-shaped container. The side walling (14) centers about an axis that extends at an angle from normal to the container base (12) such that the cup-shaped container (10) has a leaning form. The cup-shaped container is provided with one or more handles (30) extending from a lower portion of the cup-shaped container (10) to an upper portion thereof such that said one or handles (30) support the cup-shaped container (10) to prevent accidental tipping over thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Max Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Morris Gold, Daniel Jason Tyler
  • Publication number: 20120298671
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Sarah Laperriere, Michael Rzasa, Armand Montminy, Rodd Ruland
  • Patent number: 8313005
    Abstract: A plastic container for a particulate product includes a base and a surrounding wall member upstanding therefrom which generally define a container main interior volume. A top connects to the surrounding wall member and includes a large opening sufficient to receive about a 5 inch cylinder therethrough. The surrounding wall member includes a pair of pinch pockets having a lateral opening separation W which is not greater than about 2.5 inches and/or a lateral minimum separation C of not greater than about 2.0. In some embodiment, a thumb receiving cavity is provided above the pinch pockets. The pinch pockets are configured and sized for easy grasping and holding of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Leonard S. Scarola
  • Publication number: 20120267331
    Abstract: An apparatus for suspending at least one object from or above a support surface includes a frame having a first segment, a second segment, a third segment and a fourth segment. The first segment extends generally parallel to the second segment and the third segment extends generally parallel to the fourth segment. The first segment extends generally perpendicularly to the second segment. A web formed by elastic bands extends between the segments of the frame. The web includes at least a first pair of the elastic bands extending generally parallel to each other and at least a second pair of the elastic bands. Opposing ends of each of the first pair of the elastic bands extend around the first and second segments of the frame. Opposing ends of each of the second pair of the elastic bands extend around the third and fourth segments of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Zenith Products Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle CITTADINO, Kaveh DIDEHVAR, Joseph VACCARO
  • Patent number: 8292119
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an airtight cooler box having a base panel, a collapsible unitary side panel, and a top panel. The base panel extends orthogonally from the base to form an opening defined by side panel top edges. A top panel having pouches on an inside surface is sized fit the top opening. A rigid base plate rests on a base panel inside surface. A top plate with vent openings is located inside the container under the top panel. Zippered closures on three top edges of the side panel and corresponding top panel three edges close the box. Box inner and outer surfaces include a poly-vinyl chloride material bonded to an aluminum laminate with multiple layers of foam interposed between panel inner and outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Keith A. Kenneally
  • Publication number: 20120234847
    Abstract: The apparatus according to present invention comprises a combination of a drinking vessel and a geometrically shaped collar that is divided into at least two pieces such that the collar can encircle and snugly fit onto a stem or handle of a glass, cup or mug whereby when attached the collar is not movable relative to the stem or handle. When the at least two pieces of the collar are joined together to surround the stem of a glass, handle of a mug or the actual glass body itself, the geometrically shaped collar is restored to its original shape and form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Cynthia Phillips, M.Francesca Hubner-Polli
  • Patent number: 8251249
    Abstract: A clam-shell container system can include first and second container pieces that are hingedly connected. The first container piece can include a perimeter and a hangable tab, the hangable tab having an opening configured to receive a rod. The hinge connection can be perforated, such that it breaks upon actuation of the hangable tab to open the container system. The second container piece can include a cutout in proximity to the hinge connection and the hangable tab. Accordingly, the cutout can provide clearance for the rotation of the hangable tab beyond the hinge connection. Further, the second container piece can have a perimeter having a shape substantially similar to the perimeter of the first container piece. The perimeters can form a substantial seal in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Publication number: 20120181286
    Abstract: A double ended painting implement for painting structures. Various kinds of paint heads (such as paint brushes) may be present at each end of the double ended painting implement. A multiple compartment paint bucket assembly for holding paint used to paint structures. the multiple compartment paint bucket includes an outer shell and at least two inner sleeves, with each sleeve being able to hold a separate supply of paint. Using the painting implement and/or paint bucket assembly of the present invention, a structure painter can more quickly and/or effectively paint on a job that requires two different paint colors, or two different types of paint (for example, water based and latex based).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Dale M. Doe