Specified Gripping Structure (i.e., The Handle Portion That Is Contacted By The Hand) Patents (Class 220/755)
  • Patent number: 9944892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure and a container for culturing cells. In one arrangement, the structure (200) comprises a partially enclosed cavity (204) and a plurality of compartments (201) adapted for fluid communication with the partially enclosed cavity (204). Each compartment (201) is configured to hold one or more cell within its compartment (201) at a location dependent on a dimension of the cell. This arrangement may facilitate visual identification or indication of the size of the cell by observing its location within its compartment (201). The structure (200) may be included or formed integrally with a container (100) such as a Petri dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DDNT CONSULTANTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Daniel Hlinka, Ljubomir Lazarovski, Dalibor Frtunik, Tomislav Frtunik
  • Patent number: 9856054
    Abstract: A container handling system that has an ergonomic handle which can be releasably coupled to the rim of a container such as a paint can, allowing the user to carry and manipulate the container with one hand. When the container handling system is coupled to the rim of a container, the upper portion of the handle provides a lifting surface for the index finger, thumb and hand of the user providing leverage and reducing hand fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Allen Seymour
  • Patent number: 9737130
    Abstract: A device and method for one-handed securing and controlling of a container with decreased stress and pressure upon the thumb, wrist, forearm and hand of the user. The device utilizes an attached spring-activated swivel gate hook to engage the semi-circular bale handle of a can in various positions that allow for maximum control and flexibility in the manipulation of the container combined with the freedom to adjust the grip of the can without giving up the option to work with both hands. The weight of the can, is in all situations, is equally distributed and centered at the point of flexion of the wrist. Ease of movement is accomplished while supporting the hand, wrist and lower forearm of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Justin Michael Frontino
  • Patent number: 9498083
    Abstract: The invention relates to an appliance (1) for cooking food, the appliance comprising firstly a receptacle (2) for containing the food and secondly a blade (8) placed within the receptacle (2), said receptacle (2) and blade (8) being designed to be driven with relative rotary motion so as to stir the food in the receptacle (2), the appliance being characterized in that the blade (8) includes turnover means (13) shaped to act under the effect of the relative rotary motion to cause at least a fraction of the food to turn over in a turnover direction (D) that presents, in the plane of the rotary motion, a majority component that is radial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Arnaud Goderiaux, Jean-Claude Bizard
  • Patent number: 9302382
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool is disclosed. The multipurpose tool is formed as a flexible material comprising a proximate region, a distal region and a substantially flat and straight intermediate region disposed therebetween and having a jagged side edge; a third hook is inwardly curved with respect to the straight intermediate region to provide an open portion directed toward the proximate region; a second hook is inwardly curved with respect to the straight intermediate region to provide an open portion directed toward the distal region; a first hook formed on an outer surface of the second hook and having an open portion directed away from the distal region; and a clip formed on an inner surface of the second hook and having an open portion directed toward the distal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis J. Tuohy, III, Jeannie Tuohy
  • Patent number: 9108768
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pair of handles of a cleaning bucket configured and/or shaped in such a way as to make the bucket extremely practical and handy, allowing it to contain/retain in the space between them the protruding handle of a cleaning implement housed in the underlying container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: FILMOP S.R.L.
    Inventor: Zorzo Bruno
  • Publication number: 20150119208
    Abstract: A conversion system can be used for converting a water bottle into an ergonomically correct free weight. The conversion system includes an upper loop that is configured to encircle the water bottle. A handle portion is joined to the upper loop and configured to accommodate a palm of hand and human fingers against the water bottle and a thumb outside of the handle portion. A lower loop is configured to encircle the water bottle. Accommodating the thumb outside of the handle portion prevents stress on an abductor pollicis brevis muscle, an abductor pollicis longus muscle, an abductor pollicis muscle and a dorsal interosseous muscle that is proximate the thumb while permitting movement of the water bottle by the over-hand grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Lisa Maria Nomura-Rodgers, Rufus Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9010566
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8978911
    Abstract: Container having a helical grip translating down the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brian Lee Floyd, Philip Edwin Hague, Jason Craig Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150053705
    Abstract: A handle add-on for buckets and a method for installing same are provided. The handle add-on has a first portion and a second portion, both having a generally horizontal cylindrical segment shape. The first and second portions can be coupled and interlocked together to form a curved bore therebetween to accommodate a portion of a bucket handle by a method comprising: placing a portion of the handle into an axial channel of the second portion, positioning the first portion over the second portion, and interlocking the first and second portions by sliding the first portion axially relative to the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: DEVON WILSON, DALE R. MARSHALL, IMRE ORDOG
  • Patent number: 8925759
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140374427
    Abstract: An invention including a bottle container of a pinch-grip type of synthetic resin blow-molded product and which includes a body of a bottle container, and a grip including a pair of right and left deep-recessed grip portions, formed by concaving both side wall portions of the body of the bottle container, a rear wall portion of the body disposed at a position rearward from the deep-recessed grip portions in a front-back direction, wherein each grip portion includes a caved in recessed wall, vertical side walls positioned facing each other across the wall, and lateral walls disposed at upper and lower ends of the wall, so that surrounding walls as a whole is formed by vertical walls and lateral walls that surround the recessed wall, and wherein the vertical side walls have an angle of gradient which is set at a right angle relative to a transverse center line extending horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuo, Teturou Usami, Daisuke Uesugi
  • Publication number: 20140339246
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle configuration has a larger diameter than known conventional handles. The handle is configured with a predetermined combination of convex and concave curvatures that combine in such a way as to mimic a curvature of a user's palm along an area of contact of the palm with the handle, as well as to mimic a curvature of a user's fingers when curled to grip the handle along an area of contact of the fingers with the handle, when a user grips the handle. In addition, implementations of the handle in combination with a container or implement can include a thumb rest that is specifically configured to engage a thumb of a user in a neutral posture thumb position when gripping the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: ALLEN ARSENEAU, DIANA HUDAK
  • Patent number: 8887948
    Abstract: Shape memory insulators comprising a first layer of core material, such as polymeric insulative material, and a second, shape memory layer of elastomeric material, for attachment to objects. The shape memory layer may comprise silicone rubber, silicone gum, silicon crepe, and/or silicone gel, for example. The shape memory insulator may be part of a handle for an object, such as a pot or pan, for example, or other objects and devices requiring continuous and/or repetitive manual operation. The shape memory polymeric material may conform to the shape of the user's hand when the handle is gripped by a user's hand. When the grip is released, the shape memory material returns to its original shape. The shape memory insulators provide insulation as well as improving comfort and/or control over the engagement and use of objects, while decreasing arm and hand wear and/or strain of those using the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hudson Home Group LLC
    Inventor: Rick Lapine
  • Patent number: 8887943
    Abstract: A decorative serving container system that includes a serving dish, a ring element, and a cover element. At least two ring element handle portions extend outwardly from a ring element lip, wherein each ring element handle portion has a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of a serving dish handle, wherein each ring element handle portion includes a handle skirt portion that extends downwardly from the handle portion and is formed to be positionable around at least a portion of a serving dish handle and provide frictional engagement of the handle skirt portion with at least a portion of the serving dish handle. The cover element has one or more handles formed to be at least partially received within a recess of the ring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sabine S. Miller
  • Patent number: 8863981
    Abstract: A support device for use with paint containers with wire bail handles. The support device allows a user to safely and easily hang a paint container from the step of a ladder. The support device includes a ladder rung hook member attached to the upper portion of the device handle. The handle is attached to a body portion. The lower portion of the body contains a wire bail catch feature, and support wall that contacts the side of the paint container. The device supports a paint container in a downward angle to better facilitate user access to the contents of the paint container. The device quickly attaches to a paint container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Norston Lin Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20140284345
    Abstract: A detachable handle for holding or carrying a paint can or other similar container having a bail provides multiple handgrip positions to allow full access to the opening of the container, while allowing for distortion of the bail. The design may accept containers of varying sizes and shapes and requires a minimum number of steps and effort to secure the device to the container. A detachable handle according to the invention may remain secured to the container when not actively in use by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Dustin Pratho
  • Publication number: 20140263344
    Abstract: A wire fry basket is made from an inverted, frusto-pyramidal-shaped wire-mesh basket having four, inclined wire mesh sides, a wire mesh bottom and an open top. The top edge of the wire mesh basket, inclined wire-mesh corners and its bottom, horizontally-oriented wire mesh corners are protected by a rigid wire frame. The inclined wire mesh corners formed by and between the wire mesh sides are only partially covered or protected by short, rigid wires that extend upwardly from the bottom wire frame. Using short, corner-protecting wires reduces the weight of the basket that would otherwise result from using full corner-length wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ARCHER WIRE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Svabek, Leonard J. Svabek, Richard J. Svabek
  • Patent number: 8827110
    Abstract: The handle end portions are attached to the tray by separate connectors. The tray has spaced openings to receive the connectors. Each connector has an anchor-shaped section which is received in a tray opening and a section which engages a handle end portion. The anchor-shaped section has arms which flex to permit the connector to be received in the tray opening and thereafter return to their extended position to cooperate with the tray to securely attach the connector to the tray and prevent free rotation of the connector. The handle engaging section includes a hook-shaped member which is received an opening in the handle end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Texpak, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Franzone, Jr., John Sperling
  • Publication number: 20140231443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a handle for cookware, and more particularly, to a handle for cookware that is easy to assemble and simple to operate, wherein an upper grip and a lower grip can be naturally brought together (to firmly close top and bottom vessels) or disengaged (to mutually separate the top and bottom vessels), by means of a cylindrical button that is longitudinally reciprocating along the sliding surface by elasticity of a spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HAPPYCALL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun sam Lee
  • Patent number: 8746513
    Abstract: A shaker dispenser for containing and dispensing product includes a body, a handle, and a dispensing mechanism. The handle includes a base portion and a handle gripping portion that a user may grip to transport and use the dispenser. The handle is inserted within the body such that the entire handle, including the handle gripping portion, is within the body, thereby allowing the shaker dispenser to sit, if desired, on the end having the handle. The body includes indentations, or cut-aways, that allow the handle to be visible from at least one of: a front view, a side view, and a back view. A method of manufacture and use of a shaker dispenser is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Senoret Chemical Company
    Inventors: Roy G. Mayo, Thomas D. Kraatz, W. Stewart Clark
  • Patent number: 8714399
    Abstract: Provided are plate designs that enable a user to hold a plate in one hand, together with a drinking cup in the same hand. The subject designs find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate and a drinking cup simultaneously. The subject designs also find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate securely, in the presence or absence of a drinking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: John Zox
  • Patent number: 8690006
    Abstract: A beverage container having a tilted groove at or near the bottom of the bowl or reservoir of the container. The groove, of substantially uniform depth and shape, encircles the entire circumference of the reservoir, and is inclined at a preselected acute angle with respect to the bottom thereof for enhancing the drinker's grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Franmara, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank P. Chiorazzi, Frank O. Chiorazzi
  • Publication number: 20140069948
    Abstract: The invention describes a handgrip (10) for a cooking vessel, usable in particular as a knob of a lid (12). The handgrip (10) comprises a base element (14), able to be fixed to the lid (12) or to a wall of the cooking vessel, and a gripping element or handle (16), snap-coupled with such a base element (14). The gripping element or handle (16) is hinged with respect to the base element (14) and can rotate from a closed or folded configuration, in which such a gripping element or handle (16) rests on the base element (14) in order to allow the handgrip (10) to reduce its own size in height, to an open configuration, in which such a gripping element or handle (16) is raised according to a right angle with respect to the base element (14) and can be gripped in order to raise the lid (12) or the cooking vessel on which the handgrip (10) is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: LA TERMOPLASTIC F.B.M. S.R.L.
    Inventor: MARCO MUNARI
  • Publication number: 20140061214
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pair of handles of a cleaning bucket configured and/or shaped in such a way as to make the bucket extremely practical and handy, allowing it to contain/retain in the space between them the protruding handle of a cleaning implement housed in the underlying container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FILMOP S.R.L.
    Inventor: Zorzo Bruno
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130270285
    Abstract: A unique designed, larger handle for a pot lid extends a greater distance above the lid central surface than in prior lid handles. As a result, the larger pot lid handle provides to a user the ability to grasp the handle when the pot lid with handle oriented downward is resting on a surface without burning the users hand on the hot pot lid. When the pot lid with the new handle is placed on a flat surface with said handle extended toward and in contact with the surface, and a surface portion of the pot lid is in contact with said surface, this handle design results in the pot lid resting at a much greater angle to said surface than in state of the art pot lid handle designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Stratmeyer
  • Patent number: 8556115
    Abstract: A surgical instrument container assembly includes a container and a handle assembly. The handle assembly includes at least one wire handle pivotally coupled with the container. A handle grip has a longitudinally extending opening. A portion of the wire handle is positioned radially within the opening. The handle grip has an outer surface with an elliptical cross sectional shape, and a plurality of laterally spaced and longitudinally extending ribs on the outer surface. The handle grip is preferably formed of an elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean E Bellerose, Valentine T. Faust, III
  • 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: 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: 20130161335
    Abstract: An article of cookware has a hollow outward extending handle that is subdivided into a flange, a tubular or hollow grip portion and a terminal portion that seals the grip portion. The terminal portion is also hollow, but has a downward facing aperture to facilitate storage in a vertical position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: MEYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES LTD.
    Inventor: Robert A Rae
  • Patent number: 8459479
    Abstract: A molded plastic container is shaped so as to resist deformation as a result of compressive forces that may be applied by the consumer during use. The container includes a pair of recessed grip portions that are molded into forward and rearward sides of the container and an outer handle portion. Reinforcing ribs are integrally molded into the forward and rearward sidewalls of the container in areas that are substantially adjacent to the recessed grip portions in order to provide additional crush resistance as the container is squeezed. Additionally, a torsional reinforcement rib is integrated into an upper side portion of the container in order to resist deformation of the container and the pouring opening of the container during pouring. The torsional reinforcement rib is integral with the two reinforcing ribs, which provides additional strength and pouring stability to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Sheldon E. Yourist
  • Patent number: 8413839
    Abstract: Carrying aids may be used with containers that include a wire bail pivotably attached to the container. The carrying aids may include a body configured to engage the bail and be grasped by a grasping hand to suspend the container in a first position. The body may be configured to transfer a torque from a grasping hand to the bail. The torque may pivot the bail relative to the container while lifting the container relative to a grasping hand from the first position to a second position above the first position. In some examples, the bail, with the body mounted thereon, may be pivoted down proximate the sidewall of the container such that the body engages a thumb of a grasping hand and presses the hand against the sidewall to stabilize and support the container relative to the grasping hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Dwayne A. Horvath
  • 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: 20130048655
    Abstract: The present invention is a can handle device that is removably attached to a beverage can that includes a c-shaped ergonomic handle and a thumb support that prevents a user's thumb from sliding off the can handle device and serves as a support to a user's thumb to enhance grasping the can handle device. The device also includes a top clip disposed on the top end of the c-shaped handle that includes a perpendicular protruding edge perpendicular to the top end that accommodates and removably secures a top edge of the beverage can being attached to the can handle device and a bottom clip disposed on the c-shaped handle that includes a depressed perpendicular edge that recedes below the bottom end that accommodates and removably secures a bottom edge of the beverage can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Barth
  • Patent number: 8382730
    Abstract: A surgical fluid basin includes a receptacle member having a lower wall and a peripheral wall extending from the lower wall and arranged about a longitudinal axis, and having an internal chamber within the peripheral wall for reception of fluids. The peripheral wall has at least one terrace defined within the peripheral wall corresponding to a volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber. The at least one terrace defines an internal rise surface and an internal run surface intersecting the internal rise surface. The internal run surface includes indicia markings corresponding to the volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber. A plurality of terraces may be defined within the peripheral wall with each terrace corresponding to a predetermined volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber. The internal run surface defined by each terrace includes indicia markings corresponding to the volume of fluid contained within the internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark Tauer
  • Publication number: 20130008915
    Abstract: A separately formed handle for a container includes an annular portion, an extension portion, and a grip portion. The annular portion can be configured to engage a portion of a separate container. The extension portion of the handle is connected to and extends from the annular portion and the grip portion is connected to the extension portion. In embodiments the grip portion includes a plurality of spaced apart fins having grooves on opposite surfaces thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: James Christopher Dorn
  • Publication number: 20130008914
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a portable hand-held liquid container including a base, a body, a shoulder, a neck and a finger-engaging element which are configured as one piece to together define a unitary hollow reservoir for receiving liquid, and which are in fluid communication with each other to maximize the volume of the reservoir; and a closure removably attachable to seal the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: DEBORAH LYNN DYER
  • Patent number: 8348091
    Abstract: Provided are plate designs that enable a user to hold a plate in one hand, together with a drinking cup in the same hand. The subject designs find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate and a drinking cup simultaneously. The subject designs also find use in various situations in which a user desires to hold a plate securely, in the presence or absence of a drinking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: John Zox
  • Patent number: 8348092
    Abstract: The invention discloses a recycling bin cover comprising a base member engageable with a periphery of a recycling bin's open top; a frame having a plurality of frame members extending upwardly from the base member toward an imaginary apex; a curtain supported on and forming a sidewall extending around the frame; a flap forming an openable sidewall in the curtain; an opening positioned on the curtain and dimensioned to accept materials for recycling into the bin; and one or more lifting members connected to the base member, to the frame, or to both, and extending to form a handle above the recycling bin cover. Also included is a method of advertising by displaying a collegiate or sports emblem on the recycling bin cover disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Augusto Lopez-Torres, Jr.
  • 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: 8267305
    Abstract: A carrier handle for insertion into a plant tray or pot includes highly flexible locking tabs at opposite ends. Each of the opposed ends includes a generally triangular tab which deflects for ease of insertion into an aperture in a tray or pot. The handle includes a center section with inwardly projecting concave indentations for defining a handhold centered for balancing the item being carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The John Henry Company
    Inventor: Eric A. Rosendall
  • Patent number: 8246190
    Abstract: A beverage serving tray for holding, supporting, carrying and serving beverages including a receptacle plate for holding beverage containers and a bottom plate for supporting the bottom of the beverage containers, a plurality of removable vertical supports located along a perimeter for rigidly supporting and connecting the receptacle plate and the bottom plate at a distance and a cylindrical handle projecting from a side of the bottom plate for carrying the beverage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Boiteau, Rocio Curran
  • Publication number: 20120152955
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for containers, including those commonly known as “bottles,” having at least two finger apertures located on a peripheral edge of the body portion; the body portion having at least two shoulder portions, wherein each of the shoulder portions has at least one piercable draw aperture depression; a threaded neck and a cap configured to fit the threaded neck; the cap having a bowl aperture depression for the insertion of a smoking material holder, the smoking material holder comprising a bowl and a stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SCRAMJET BROTHERS LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Middleton
  • Publication number: 20120118903
    Abstract: A finger grip for a flangeless container, the finger grip having a skirt removably attachable to an open end portion of the container and a lip that extends radially outwardly from the skirt. The flangeless container is fillable by capping the container using a cap element to attach the finger grip to the container; installing the container in a container support assembly including a tray having a plurality of wells; filling the container; inserting a piston into the container; and removing the finger grip. Each well has a depth less than a predetermined length of the container, a lower portion of each well having a first cross-sectional shape similar to but greater than the cross-sectional shape of the flangeless container, an upper portion of each well having a second cross-sectional shape similar to but greater than the first cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul H. Norton, Edward Vanderbush, Scott Young, Bernard Lahendro
  • Publication number: 20120085774
    Abstract: A one-piece handle with a strap, a pair of clip members and a gripping integrally formed to create the one-piece handle. The strap has a first end portion, a second end portion and a middle portion and each of the pair of clip members is formed on an end portion of the strap for attaching the handle to a container; and a gripping member formed in the middle portion of the strap. The gripping member has a closed side, an open side, and an interior portion with an exposed internal support structure. The internal support structure comprises at least one horizontal rib and at least one cross-sectional rib. The horizontal rib extends in a lengthwise direction while the cross-sectional rib is perpendicular to the horizontal rib and intersects the horizontal rib to create a plurality of hollow recesses in the interior portion of the gripping member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: ROPAK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frano Luburic, Josef Bingisser
  • Patent number: 8132689
    Abstract: A cookware handle designed to be grasped by a user's hand, consisting of a rigid structure attached to the cookware and a flexible grip surrounding the rigid structure. The rigid structure contains at least one hollow cavity positioned directly underneath the grip, facing the hand support area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Ludovic Pasquini
  • Publication number: 20120043342
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a container includes a baseplate and a handle portion. A post extends from an arm of the handle portion and is configured to allow the baseplate to be snapped onto the post. In turn, the baseplate may be fastened or otherwise attached to the container. When lifting the container, the handle is rotated from a stored position and mechanically halted in a lifting position with interlocking complementary stops coupled to the handle portion and baseplate, respectively. In one embodiment, the stops include complementarily angled surfaces that are placed in interlocking bearing contact when the handle portion is in the lifting position. A biasing member coupled to the handle portion and engaged with the baseplate biases the handle portion toward the stored position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Environmental Container Systems, Inc., d/b/a ECS Composites
    Inventor: Douglas J. Fjelland
  • Patent number: 8113380
    Abstract: An ergonomic serving tray with a unique design, which allows the user to lift, carry, and set down said ergonomic serving tray with a single hand, without tilting the ergonomic serving tray, comprising an ergonomic serving tray 100 equipped with at least one leg 106 that elevates the tray, allowing the user to easily insert a single hand under the ergonomic serving tray and lift it, and which is further equipped with a unique grip 108 that is ergonomically shaped to comfortably increase both the user's lifting capacity and the user's control over the ergonomic serving tray, said grip being located substantially adjacent to the center of gravity, to facilitate lifting, balancing, and carrying of the ergonomic serving tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Dafna Goren