Handle Having Secondary Function (e.g., As A Support) Patents (Class 220/756)
  • Patent number: 11618610
    Abstract: The bin with flip lid device includes a main body and lid having a first portion and a second portion. The main body includes a plurality of sides, an upper surface, and a bottom surface. The main body further has a first handle arrangement and a second handle arrangement. Each of the handle arrangements are disposed on opposite sides of the upper surface of the main body. Each of the first portion and the second portion of the lid are also disposed on opposite sides of the upper surface of the main body. Each of the first portion and the second portion are hingedly connected along the upper surface of the main body. Each of the first portion and the second portion have at least one tooth which is configured to nest into a corresponding recess in each of the opposite lids where the device is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: CREATIVE PLASTIC CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob H. Whitta, Ben Sayalith, Eric Hummel
  • Patent number: 11564534
    Abstract: A roasting/serving device has a base rack and a removably attachable raised rack. The assembled base and raised racks are held within a single pan or between a lower pan and an oppositely-oriented upper pan. The pan or pans containing the assembled base and raised racks is/are placed within a wire chafing stand with rotatable handles. The handles are rotatable to clamp together rims of the upper pan and lower pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Robert J. Skvorecz
  • Patent number: 11447308
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cup lid with pressing linkage, which includes a hollow cover body with a water outlet. A linkage assembly including a first linkage, a second linkage, and a third linkage that are connected in sequence is arranged in the cover body; a though-hole is provided on one side of the cover body, and a pressing handle is hinged to an outer wall of the cover body and is rotatable relative to the cover body around the hinge. One end of the pressing handle is hinged to one end of the linkage assembly through the though-hole, and the other end of the linkage assembly is connected with a sealing plug to open and seal the water outlet. The pressing handle can be operated with one hand and the sealing plug is driven via the linkage assembly to open or close the water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Zhongmin Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yitong Lin
  • Patent number: 11383549
    Abstract: A painting tool holder includes a body defining an upper platform and a lower platform, wherein the upper platform and the lower platform are connected via a front support. A rear support extends from the upper platform. The front support and the rear support define a channel therebetween for receiving a rim of a paint can therein. A pair of support rings are disposed on opposing lateral sides of the lower platform. A fastener is disposed on a first side of the upper platform. An upper support ring is disposed on a second side of the upper platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Turner
  • Patent number: 11300429
    Abstract: A telescope device-foot for a test and/or measuring device is provided. The telescope device-foot comprises a foot basis, a fold-out section and a slider. The foot basis of the telescope device-foot is fixable at a housing of the test and/or measuring device. The fold-out section is mounted foldable at the foot basis. The fold-out section is foldable in a direction pointing away from the housing of the test and/or measuring device. The slider is movable in a direction of a back side of the test and/or measuring device relative to the foot basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markus Freudenreich
  • Patent number: 10479290
    Abstract: A container assembly for a vehicle having a container receiving base having one of a catch and a catch receiving space and a removable container selectively disposed on the container receiving base, the removable container having a container body defining an item receiving space, and a handle pivotally connected to the container body and being movable between a locked and an unlocked position, the handle having an other one of the catch and the catch receiving space, the other one of the catch and the catch receiving space being movable with the handle, where in the locked position, the catch is received in the catch receiving space, preventing separation of the container from the base and in the unlocked position, the catch is out of the catch receiving space, allowing separation of the container from the base. A removable container and a vehicle incorporating the container assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Mikhael Simard, Stephane Veillette, Dany Bernier, Dave Proulx, Matt Tandrup
  • Patent number: 10046798
    Abstract: Some implementations can include a zero turn radius utility vehicle that is operated in a standing position by an operator using foot controls provided on the utility vehicle. Accordingly, the operator's hands are free to operate handheld equipment (e.g., a line trimmer, edger, blower, etc.) while the operator controls the utility vehicle via the foot controls. Further, the utility vehicle may have a single third wheel (and no mower deck or other deck or protrusion) extending from the front of the vehicle frame so as to minimize any protrusions to the front of the vehicle, which can permit the operator to work on the ground in front of the utility vehicle using handheld equipment without interference from a mower deck, while remaining in a standing position on the utility vehicle and being able to simultaneously control the utility vehicle (via foot controls) and perform work with handheld equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: David Allan Reeves
  • Patent number: 9938995
    Abstract: A self-locking clip may include a first member configured to attach to an item, the first member having a tongue arranged adjacent the item when the first member is attached to the item, the tongue configured to allow an article to be received between the tongue and the item when the first member is attached to the item; a second member pivotally attached to the first member, the second member having at least one engagement surface for engaging the article, when the first member is attached to the item and the article is received between the tongue and the item; and a bias member arranged to bias the second member to pivot in a direction to urge the at least one engagement surface toward the article to engage the article, when the first member is attached to the item and the article is received between the tongue and the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Heinz R. Miltner, Julie L. Adams
  • Patent number: 9839317
    Abstract: A compact cooking implement includes a pan, a top flange, a handle, and a stand flange. The pan has a rectangular bottom and four perpendicular walls. One of the four walls extends from each of four edges of the bottom. The top flange is disposed on a top edge of the walls of the pan. The top flange extends perpendicularly outward from a top edge of each of the four walls. The handle extends outwardly from the top flange. The stand flange extends from the top flange outwardly at an angle from a plane including the top flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Robert M. Patterson
  • Patent number: 9648984
    Abstract: Solutions for leveling the surface of cookware are disclosed. In one embodiment, at least one detachable adjustable leg makes contact with the stove surface to tilt the cooking surface to make it level. The pressure on the stove surface can be increased or decreased, thereby increasing the tilt until the cooking surface is level. In another embodiment, at least one detachable adjustable leg is weighted at one end and the weighted end extends outward to make the cooking surface level. In yet another embodiment, the cookware comes with at least one adjustable leg permanently attached. In all cases, multiple adjustable legs can be used to increase the stability and accuracy. In another embodiment, adjustable legs protrude from the top or bottom surface of a grate that typically covers a flame on gas stove surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Mark T. Smith, Matthew T. Maggio
  • Patent number: 9211901
    Abstract: A cooler includes a main body which includes a base, an upper rim, and one or more cooler walls extending therebetween. The cooler in some embodiments further includes a removable wheel assembly which includes two coaxial wheels, and an axle. The two coaxial wheels are removably securable to the axle. The cooler still further comprises a wheel fastening system configured to secure the removable wheel assembly to the base of the main body which includes a mount, a clip hingedly connected to the mount, and a locking clasp configured to lock the clip into a closed position to secure the wheel assembly. The cooler yet further comprises a lid including two wheel storage recesses, each being sized and dimensioned to receive and retain one of the coaxial wheel of the wheel assembly, and an axle storage recess sized and dimensioned to receive and retain the axle of the wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: M & C INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg, Daniel Lee Bizzell
  • Patent number: 9038826
    Abstract: A stackable cup having a rigid handle with an open top, the open top shaped and dimensioned to receive a complementary handle of a stackable cup of the like such that one or more cups may be angularly stacked, the cup having a lip projecting from the open top and extending outwardly to a circular rim, which in turn extends downwardly to define the drinking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Marco David Cocci
  • Patent number: 9022242
    Abstract: A collapsible container comprising at least one wall (2,102,202,302) which is rotatable about an axis of rotation (A); and an assembly mechanism (6,106,206,306) associated with the wall, the assembly mechanism comprising a lever arm (8,108,208,308) pivotally connected to the wall at a first location, and a connecting member (10,110,210,310), operable to transmit force applied at the lever arm to the wall at a second location and wherein a first end (16,116,216,316) of the connecting member is operatively connected to the lever arm and a second end (18,118,218,318) of the connecting member is operatively connected to the wall at the second location. Also described is an assembly mechanism for use with such a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Holland Container Innovations B.V.
    Inventors: Arthur Vincent Marius Meijers, Robert Anthonius Buskermolen
  • Patent number: 9004276
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for car floor mats including a main body portion; at least one support member extending from the main body portion, and a securing arrangement releasably secured to the support member, wherein at least one car floor mat can be retained on the support member when the securing arrangement is secured to the support member, and wherein the at least one car floor mat can be removed from the packaging assembly when the securing arrangement is released from the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Who-Rae Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Warwick James Brown, Giles Frederick Matthews
  • Publication number: 20150083740
    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: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8968657
    Abstract: The transport and handling retention member comprises an adapter ring which has a central opening for receiving a tubular container for receiving samples, a gripping member for gripping the adapter ring, and a transfer head which can be moved between a rest position and an operating position, the transfer head in the operating position coming into operational contact with a tubular container which is received in the adapter ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LCTech GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Brandlhuber, Uwe Aulwurm
  • Publication number: 20150053695
    Abstract: A handle-interlocking airtight boiling pot includes: a rotational body which is rotatably supported at the side of the container and is mounted to rotate between a lid opening position and a lid closing position; a hand grip part formed at an upper end of the rotational body; and an airtightly fixing part which is formed integrally with a lower part of the hand grip part and protrudes toward the lid to airtightly fix the lid to the container by pressing an upper side of the lid when the rotational body is located at the lid closing position. The lid includes: a retaining protrusion formed at an upper side of an edge portion of the lid to catch and retain the airtightly fixing part of the rotational body at the lid closing position; and a contact groove part with which a contact surface of the airtightly fixing part gets in contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Woo Hyeop KIM
  • Patent number: 8960488
    Abstract: A food tray device for maintaining food warm or cold is disclosed. The food tray device has a support and a disposable tray portion or container. The container generally does not need to be sturdy enough to reliably carry food without the support. Optionally the support and container may have holes for limited venting of the tray interior while maintaining the moisture content of the food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce G. Feinberg, Daryl Kellenberger
  • 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
  • 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: 8851312
    Abstract: Pinhole detection is achieved when pinholes happen to develop near stoppers used to fit a handle. A biaxially drawn synthetic resin bottle has a recessed portion, and a synthetic resin handle, fitted in an undercut engagement to the recessed portion by insert molding. The handle comprises upper and lower fitting arms disposed at a grip in a vertically long plate shape. Both arms extend forward from the grip. A stopper extends upward from a front end of the upper fitting arm, and a stopper extends upward and/or downward from a front end of the lower fitting arm. A ridge or groove is formed extending rearward of a stopper of either arm, along a top surface of the upper fitting arm or along a top surface and/or an underside surface of the lower fitting arm. A connecting passage for air release is formed along the ridge/groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Itokawa, Yoshinori Matsuo, Takao Iizuka
  • Patent number: 8783947
    Abstract: A food cooking container provided with an electronic temperature monitoring device, the electronic temperature monitoring device being powered by converting thermal energy into electrical energy by the parasitic exploitation of temperature differences generated between the hot container and a heat dissipating metal mass, and activates a device in the form of a piezoelectric buzzer or LEDs, to indicate pre-set safety temperature limits. The electronic temperature monitoring device includes an electronic thermoelectric harvesting sensor for converting thermal energy into electrical energy via its electronic thermoelectric harvesting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ballarini Paolo & Figli S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Ferron, Jacopo Ferron
  • Patent number: 8746475
    Abstract: A bottle including a body portion having a dividing wall extending from a base portion to a connection region; a first chamber for holding first content; and a second chamber for holding second content; wherein a height of the dividing wall is greater than an overall height of the body portion, wherein the first chamber is configured to cooperate with a first orifice via a first surface and the second chamber is configured to cooperate with a second orifice via a second surface; and wherein one end of the first surface and one end of the second surface are configured to be adjacent to the connection region of the dividing wall to separate the first content from the second content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Theodosios Kountotsis
  • Patent number: 8746498
    Abstract: A cooler has a body that includes a bottom and at least one wall forming a cavity therein. The cooler can also include a lid rotatably or otherwise removably coupled to the wall of the body. The cooler also includes a spout provided in the lid for obtaining liquid stored in the cavity of the cooler body. The cooler also include a handle assembly rotatably coupled to either the lid or the body. The handle assembly include at least one handle arm having a first end rotatably coupled to either the lid or the body and a second, distal end coupled to a handle. One or more hook features are coupled to, rotatably coupled to, slidably disposed within, or generally provided with or adjacent to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Igloo Products, Corp.
    Inventors: John Ethan Maldonado, James B. Duke
  • Patent number: 8746497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kitchen device, namely a cooking vessel to be used with a cooking utensil. The cooking vessel is adapted to hold the utensil by the stem in order to suspend the cooking implement of the utensil above the container of the cooking vessel. More particularly, the cooking vessel comprises a container having a bottom surface, and a handle extending from the container. The handle has an opening for receiving the stem of the utensil, the opening having a predetermined shape for cooperating with the stem to temporarily hold the stem so that the cooking implement of the utensil hangs above the bottom surface of the container. There is also provided a cooking assembly comprising the cooking vessel and the utensil. There is also provided a handle to be joined to a cooking vessel, as well as a utensil to be used with the cooking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Atlantic Promotions Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bourbeau, Thao Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8720724
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for physically protecting an interface on an electronic device having first and second protrusions, each having a surface. The mechanism includes first and second clamping mechanisms, a hinge assembly and a cover plate. Each clamping mechanism has a pair of blocks that are detachably fastenable together. As assembled along the protrusion surface of the device, the blocks form a channel that rigidly engages that surface. The hinge assembly forms a pivotable joint and can be removably attached to the first clamping mechanism to orient the pivotable joint substantially parallel to the interface. The cover plate can be removably attached to the hinge assembly for disposal to swing on the pivotable joint between closed and open positions. In the closed position, the cover plate securely connects to at least the second clamping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Carl S. Lynn, IV
  • Publication number: 20140124521
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a protective case comprises at least one retractable handle and a means for extending the handle. The means for extending the handle comprising a pull-tab, tab-locks, hooks, or button releasing mechanisms known to those of skill in the art. In another embodiment, the protective case comprises a retractable handle, a means for extending the handle, coil springs or their equivalents, and a means for securing the handle in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Michael L. Brown
  • Patent number: 8708191
    Abstract: A method of making and transporting a container with a carrying handle and a container with a carrying handle therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Rose, Roger Kesting, Jörg Syring, Ludger Pauls
  • 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: 8689974
    Abstract: An article sorting apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a container having a bottom and a longitudinally extending sidewall extending therefrom and a panel positioned proximal the container. The panel includes a cylindrically shaped shoulder extending therefrom and that defines a channel in alignment with the shoulder and that extends through the panel for allowing pass-through of a matched pair of socks. The cylindrically shaped shoulder is configured for receiving an open end of a first sock. A second sock is positioned proximal the first sock and inserted into and through a respective channel and disposed into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: CreateSmart, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew N. Riad
  • Patent number: 8668111
    Abstract: A bail handle and containment case assembly, including a tray and closing lid, the bail handle including a portion that serves part of a latching function when in a first position over the lid and then serves part of a lifting function when pivoted off of the lid and moved into a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenneth Lewis Orr
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8640909
    Abstract: Food serving pans made from heat conductive materials include a gasket positioned over a flange to protect fingers from heat or cold, improve gripping ability, seal against countertops of food serving tables, and/or protect paint or non stick coating from chipping off the flange. The food pan is made from aluminum or other highly heat conductive material. The gasket comprises silicone or other heat resistant and insulating elastomer. A food serving system includes one or more food pans and a food serving table. The food pans maintain food at a desired temperature by efficiently transferring heat or cold from the serving table while the gasket seals against a countertop of the serving table. The gasket can be provided in a kit of differently sized and/or shaped gaskets so as to fit over differently sized and/or shaped pan flanges. A user can install and replace the gasket as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wasatch Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc S. Boyden, John H. Matsen
  • Patent number: 8631959
    Abstract: A canister includes a body having a shell, a lid, and a handle mechanism. The handle mechanism includes a lever that actuates to engage and disengage a latch pivoted on the lever for locking and unlocking the lid to the body. The lever mates to a fixed handle portion to complete a handle for facilitating handling of the canister. The canister can further include wheels for transporting the canister. The lid can include an elastic portion to press against the body to create a seal. The canister can further include a utensil attached to the underside of the lid, for use to scoop the content from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Simplehuman LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8584894
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance includes a housing defining a cavity. A heating or cooling element is disposed within the housing. A container is sized and shaped to fit within the cavity. A lid is sized and shaped to at least partially cover an opening of the container. A handle is pivotally mounted to an exterior surface of the side wall of the housing. A first end of the handle is pivotally mounted to the side wall of the housing at a first location. An opposing second end of the handle is pivotally mounted to side wall of the housing at a second location diametrically opposed to the first location. The handle is pivotable between an engaged position which at least a portion of the handle retains the lid in sealing engagement with the container rim and disengage position in which the portion of the handle is spaced-apart from the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick T. Mulvaney, Mike Garman, Martin Brady
  • Patent number: 8550291
    Abstract: The disclosed technology comprises cookware and other vessels (any item capable of non-permeable retention of liquid), such as pots and pans with rugged and collapsible handles which may decrease in length to be ? or less than their extended size and are usable in both a collapsed or an expanded state. Such handles, in embodiments of the disclosed technology, have covers or ends which, in a collapsed configuration of the handle, entirely cover most or all of the extendable portion of the handle, the covers usable as handles when collapsed. Individual links of the handle have inward flanges and protrusions adapted to keep the links from disconnecting, and fold into one another in a cascading manner, either becoming successively smaller, or being of equal overall size or width. Exterior notches on each link are used to keep the links from expanding and contracting into one another without lateral force applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Glanz
  • Publication number: 20130206754
    Abstract: A tote having both a caddy and a removable mini caddy is disclosed. The removable mini caddy attaches to the caddy with a series of guide walls and guide rails that allow the removable mini caddy to be cooperatively received by the caddy. The handle of the removable mini caddy nests with the handle of the caddy while they are attached, providing the user with a single handled tote that is easy to transport and use while still having the convenience of an extra tote where objects can be temporarily removed and then replaced without the need for transferring the objects from one tote to another. The removable mini caddy may be easily removed and then replaced within the caddy while remaining securely in place during use and transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Casabella Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Andre Sampaio
  • 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: 20130161343
    Abstract: A food cooking container provided with an electronic temperature monitoring device, the electronic temperature monitoring device being powered by converting thermal energy into electrical energy by the parasitic exploitation of temperature differences generated between the hot container and a heat dissipating metal mass, and activates a device in the form of a piezoelectric buzzer or LEDs, to indicate pre-set safety temperature limits. The electronic temperature monitoring device includes an electronic thermoelectric harvesting sensor for converting thermal energy into electrical energy via its electronic thermoelectric harvesting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: BALLARINI PAOLO & FIGLI S.P.A.
    Inventor: BALLARINI PAOLO & FIGLI S.P.A.
  • Patent number: 8448807
    Abstract: A handle of a detachable grilling pan has: a main body with a downward opening and a window, both disposed on the top side of the main body, a shaft, a “L” shaped hook and a spring. The main body is connected to the grilling pan by a fixing plate. The “L” shaped hook is hinged to the shaft, and the long straight free end of it extends out the window of the handle, and the short straight free end of it extends out the opening of the handle body and toward the grilling pan. The spring presses against the long straight end to make the free end of the short straight end hook the opening of the shell of the grill. When the long straight part of the hook is pressed, the hook rotates around the shaft and the grilling pan can be removed from the grill shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunyu Wu, Jianyang Xu
  • Patent number: 8430265
    Abstract: A cooler includes a base defining a bottom portion of the cooler; an upper rim defining an upper portion of the cooler; a collapsible cooler wall, extending between and attached to said base and said upper rim and surrounding an interior storage space of the cooler, and including a membrane having a plurality of hinge lines at which the membrane is configured to bend such that the membrane is transitional between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, wherein the cooler is transitional between an expanded configuration for use of the cooler, and a collapsed configuration during nonuse of the cooler, by bending along the hinge lines, each of the configurations corresponding to a stable configuration of the cooler; and a handle for lifting of the cooler, wherein the handle is attached to the base and is configured for rotational movement relative to the base about a pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg, Daniel Lee Bizzell
  • Patent number: 8424714
    Abstract: An example cart includes a body establishing an opening for loading and unloading items from the body and a skirt extending downwardly from a portion of the body. A plurality of support ribs span between the body and the skirt. The support ribs establish a lifter receiving area together with an outwardly facing surface of the body and an inwardly facing surface of the skirt. A feature is disposed on an outwardly facing surface of the skirt. The feature indicates the location of the lifter receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Shawn Kruse, Daniel Barbalho
  • Patent number: 8413840
    Abstract: A handle attached to cookware piece configured to position the cookware piece within a larger cookware piece in a nested arrangement. The handle may include a body having a slot disposed within a bottom surface of the handle body. The slot may be configured such that when a smaller cookware piece is positioned within a larger cookware piece, an upper edge the smaller cookware piece is equal to or less than the same height of an upper edge of the larger cookware piece. The smaller cookware piece may be held by the slot within the larger cookware piece in a substantially horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: SEB S.A., Groupe SEB USA
    Inventors: Paul Metaxatos, Bernard Maurer, Andy Padawer, Duane Kutsch
  • Publication number: 20130037553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kitchen device, namely a cooking vessel to be used with a cooking utensil. The cooking vessel is adapted to hold the utensil by the stem in order to suspend the cooking implement of the utensil above the container of the cooking vessel. More particularly, the cooking vessel comprises a container having a bottom surface, and a handle extending from the container. The handle has an opening for receiving the stem of the utensil, the opening having a predetermined shape for cooperating with the stem to temporarily hold the stem so that the cooking implement of the utensil hangs above the bottom surface of the container. There is also provided a cooking assembly comprising the cooking vessel and the utensil. There is also provided a handle to be joined to a cooking vessel, as well as a utensil to be used with the cooking vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Nicolas BOURBEAU, Thao Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8371447
    Abstract: A portable caddy, comprising: a base portion; a handle portion removably secured to an upper surface of the base portion, the handle portion having a pair of support members and an elongated member extending therebetween, the handle portion being configured to rotatably support a roll of paper towels above the upper surface of the base portion; a plurality of recessed areas disposed in the upper surface; and an opening in a side wall of the base portion, the opening providing access to a receiving area disposed between the upper surface and a bottom surface of the base portion, wherein the receiving area is configured to store a plurality of plates therein and wherein the opening allows removal of the plates from the receiving area and a rotatable base portion securable to a lower surface of the base portion, wherein the rotatable base portion allows the portable caddy to be rotated with respect to the rotatable base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Dewolf, Michael Tomaszewski
  • Patent number: 8353419
    Abstract: A lockable cap assembly including a handle having at least one protrusion, and a flip cap defining an internal chamber surrounded by a flip cap edge. The flip cap including at least one locking groove configured to engage the at least one protrusion, and an engagement surface. The lockable cap also including a collar having a release mechanism for engaging with the engagement surface. The flip cap being moveable between an open configuration in which a portion of the flip cap edge is not in contact with a surface of the collar and a closed configuration in which the flip cap edge is in full contact with the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Takeya USA Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Jung
  • Patent number: 8347903
    Abstract: A colander/bowl set includes a bowl having at least one indicator; and a colander comprising a plurality of holes, the colander being insertable into the bowl and removably attachable to the bowl. The at least one indicator is a calibrated guide positioned at a height of a maximum amount of water which the colander/bowl set holds, accounting for displacement of water by the colander and by a particular kind of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Virginia de Raddo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8316509
    Abstract: A multi-function carrying handle and suspender either for engaging a cap and a shoulder of a bottle simultaneously in such a manner so as to better distribute carrying load so as to avoid puncturing the shoulder of the bottle when being carried or for facilitating turning the cap of the bottle or for suspending a suspendable article, which includes a body, an arm, and fingers. The body has a through bore engaging the cap of the bottle when used to carry the bottle or when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle. The arm extends arcuately outwardly from the body to a terminal end, and carries the bottle when used to carry the bottle or facilitate turning the cap of the bottle when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Donald W. Thomson, Randell N. Smith, Jorald W. Olp, Sr.