Handle Or Handle Attaching Means Attached To A Container Top Wall Patents (Class 220/768)
  • Patent number: 10849464
    Abstract: In an elongated, hollow stick handle for a cooking apparatus, the improvement comprising a heat shield in the form of a metal tab bent over an open end of the stick handle facing the cooking apparatus, for at least partly closing the open end of the stick handle to reduce heating of the stick handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Mishan
  • Patent number: 10829277
    Abstract: A container dispenser system including a container having an orifice. A first dispenser is fitted into the orifice having at least first and second openings, the first opening is configured to allow liquid to exit the container there through and the second opening is configured to allow fluid to enter the container there through. A second dispenser is configured to connect to the first opening in a using configuration. A recess is positioned in an outer surface of the container and the second dispenser is configured to fit into the recess in a storage configuration. The recess has two end portions and a centerline defined there between. At least one portion of the recess is curved such that the centerline curves at least once between the two end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Stackcan LLC
    Inventor: Alvaro Mauricio Olarte
  • Patent number: 10391508
    Abstract: An improved container suitable for use with a nesting sprayer handle is provided. The container includes a container handle opening with an improved top wall geometry. The top wall geometry resists deformation to reduce or eliminate accidental dislodgment of a sprayer handle when the sprayer handle is nested in the container handle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Plastics LLC
    Inventor: Edmund Lee White
  • Patent number: 9925408
    Abstract: An adjustable-weight exercise device includes a body having a through-hole; a handle centrally located in the body and disposed within the through-hole; and at least one internal compartment having a number of insertion slots therein, each adapted to receive a weight. The device may include a covering member disposed over each of the internal compartments, each fastened to the body. The adjustable-weight exercise device may be employed in a variety of physical activities to seamlessly move from one desired position or movement to the next without inconvenience or interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fit2Train LLC
    Inventor: Amanda Murdock
  • Publication number: 20140312107
    Abstract: A container comprising: at least one panel or flap configured to form a top, wall, or bottom of the container, wherein the panel or flap comprises a paper board and defines an exterior surface and an interior surface and at least one longitudinally-elongated opening; and at least one handle, each handle comprising a flexible strip forming a collapsible loop having a continuous curvature along the full length of the loop that extends through the length of the longitudinally-elongated opening in the container, wherein first and second portions of the flexible strip are adhesively affixed to the interior surface of the panel or flap of the top, wall or bottom of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: H.B. FULLER COMPANY
    Inventor: JORGE A. NASH
  • 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: 8485388
    Abstract: A foldable water bottle has a base, a folding body and a handle device. The folding body is made of silica gel, is mounted on the base and has a connecting ring, a folding segment and a neck. The folding segment is formed on and protrudes from the connecting ring and has multiple folding rings. The neck is formed on the folding segment and has a spout and two inserting mounts. The handle device is detachably connected to the folding body and has an inserting handle and a lid. The inserting handle is connected securely to the neck and has a handle mount and a grip. The lid is connected to the inserting handle and is used to close an opening top of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Tuan
  • Publication number: 20130001232
    Abstract: A Dutch oven with an improved handle assembly is provided. The assembly may include a handle configured to removably engage a receiver on the lid of the Dutch oven. The handle may be used to transport a Dutch oven to a heating source and, once placed in the heating source, removed and stored so that the handle is not subject to heat while the Dutch oven is used for cooking. To remove the Dutch oven from the heating source, the handle may be reinserted into the receiver and used to lift the Dutch oven from the heating source. The Dutch oven may also include one or more retaining members to securely hold the Dutch oven's lid in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Sheldon Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120298681
    Abstract: A water heater handle to be held by a user, where one end is configured to be held by the user and the other end is configured for connection to a water heater by existing fittings on the water heater. The handle and method of using the handle provide improved movement of the water heater by a user, through provision of a handle for gripping and/or stabilizing the water heater during movement, where such grip and stabilization is difficult in the absence of a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Nugent Plumbing and Pumps
    Inventor: HAROLD RICHARD NUGENT
  • Patent number: 8313000
    Abstract: A foldable pot has a base, a folding body, two supporting shafts and two handles. The base is a metal basin and has a locking groove formed around an opening top of the base. The folding body is mounted on the opening top of the base and has a connecting ring, a folding segment and a mouth. The connecting ring is mounted in the locking groove and has a linking section. The folding segment is formed on and protrudes from the linking section and has two folding rings and a connecting section. The mouth is formed on the folding segment and has two pairs of through holes. The supporting shafts are transversely mounted in the mouth at intervals and each supporting shaft has two connecting arms. The handles are detachably connected to the connecting arms of the supporting shafts beside the folding body and each handle has an inserting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald Tuan
  • Patent number: 8157122
    Abstract: A lidded container comprising a container body with side walls, a bottom, and a top end with an opening comprising means to retain a lid, and an upstanding edge around the opening having its outer sides in line with the side walls of the container. The upstanding edge is provided with at least one recess, which preferably inclines over the width of the upstanding edge from the opening downwardly to the edge's outer sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: James Patrick Dale
  • Patent number: 8096440
    Abstract: Pressure cooker equipped with a gripping part attached to the pan. The invention relates to a domestic pressure cooker comprising: a pan (2) which itself comprises a wall. a lid designed to be attached to the pan (2) to form with the latter a cooking chamber that is substantially impervious. at least one gripping part (20), attached to the pan (2) by means of attachment means (20A), characterized in that the attachment means (20A) at least comprise: an attachment orifice (200A) passing through the wall of the pan (2), wherein said attachment orifice (200A) is positioned on the wall of the pan (2) so that it does not communicate with the inside of the cooking chamber, and an attachment part (201A), connected to the gripping part (20) and extending through the attachment orifice (200A). Cooking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Jacques Rhetat, Michel Pierre Cartigny
  • Patent number: 7980415
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate member having opposed ends, and identical first and second grip units. The first grip unit is joined to the second grip unit to form a gripping member that circumscribes a section of the elongate member between the opposed ends of the elongate member. Clip tabs are formed in the first and second grip units, respectively, which extend past the elongate member and snap into corresponding openings in the respective first and second grip units in response to movement of the first grip unit in a direction toward the second grip unit and that is normal with respect to the second grip unit and to the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy M. Crawley
  • Publication number: 20110168729
    Abstract: A portable container (1) is proposed, with a container body (2) which has a top (4), facing upwards in a first container alignment. A movable carrying handle (5) provided on the container body (2) may be moved from a not-in-use position close to the container body (2) into a position of use, so that it may be used to carry the container in the first container alignment. Also formed on the top (4) is an immovable additional carrying handle (6) formed by a side wall of a recess (38) which has an engaging recess (54) in which the fingers of one hand may engage in order to carry the container (1) in a second container alignment with its top (4) oriented to the side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: TTS TOOLTECHNIC SYSTEMS AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Koenig, Timo Kuhls, Raimund Schäffer, Lutz Wolle
  • Patent number: 7966710
    Abstract: An article of cookware is assembled by the rivet attachment of a handle. The rivets are simultaneously attached to both the cookware vessel and the handle. The co-aligned holes for receiving the rivet in the wall of the cooking vessel and the handle flange are bevel such that exterior of the rivet is relatively flush with the interior of the cookware article and the exterior of the handle flange. Deformation of the rivet head also deforms the beveled edges of the through hole in the cookware article, locking it with the corresponding portion of the handle flange through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Kin Sui Cheng, Mang Hung Chan, Tanveer Khan
  • Patent number: 7966709
    Abstract: An article of cookware is assembled by the riveted attachment of a handle. Novel rivets are first attached from the interior of the cookware article via a flush hole such that the deformation of the cookware article around the rivet locks the rivet to the cookware article yet leaves the rivet head flush with the interior surface of the cookware article. The handle is subsequently attached by deforming the opposite end of the rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Kin Sui Cheng, Mang Hung Chan, Tanveer Khan
  • Patent number: 7959030
    Abstract: The present invention is a container comprising a bottom wall having an outer surface and an inner surface, a sidewall extending from the bottom wall, and a handle. The sidewall has a top section and a bottom section, a front section and a rear section, and an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the sidewall comprises a base portion extending from the inner surface of the bottom wall and a ramp portion extending at an acute angle from the base portion at the front section of the sidewall. The handle is connected to the outer surface of the sidewall adjacent both the top section and the rear section of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Bercom International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark W. Bergman
  • Patent number: 7942309
    Abstract: A box sealing belt includes two sealing bands, a gap band and two fastening ears. The two sealing bands are substantially in parallel with each other. The gap band is interconnected between the two sealing bands to form two opposing concave slots therebetween. The two fastening ears are respectively disposed at two opposite ends of either one of the two sealing bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chieh Liang
  • Publication number: 20110048992
    Abstract: Apparatus for manually transporting cartons or reels of goods include a support structure that includes a horizontal support member having first and second components, first and second vertical support members, and first and second bushings attached to the vertical support members for insertion into arbor holes in a reel or carton. Additionally, the apparatus includes a handle affixed to the support structure. In an alternate embodiment, one or more stabilization members prevent the carton from rotating as the contents of the carton are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard GALGANO, Mark K. WINKEL, Martin J. MCGUIRE
  • Patent number: 7780036
    Abstract: A handbasket includes a container and a handle. The container includes an upper rim, a pair of opposed side panels, and a pair of opposed end panels, with each side panel including a generally concave exterior surface. The handle extends between, and is pivotally mounted relative to, the respective opposed end panels of the container. The handle is movable between a first generally vertically upright position relative to the container and a second position. In the second position, a first portion of the handle rests against the upper rim of the container and a second portion of the handle is spaced from the upper rim adjacent the generally concave exterior surface of one of the respective side panels to define a grasping zone for grasping the handle for movement between the first position and the second position of the handle relative to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Splain, Robert D. Peota, Alexandre Hennen, Allan Cameron
  • Patent number: 7588225
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for detachably securing cans for use in plumbing, painting, construction, and home improvement. The devices are configured for mounting a structure such as a ladder, scaffold, bench, tool box, saw horse, table, railing, pipe, wood, lumber, metal, or plastic support or other object and further configured for detachably securing cans, such as cans containing PVC glue or primer for a plumber's use. In one device, the securing members have two arms configured to be arranged in an open state for receiving the can with substantially zero insertion force. In that device, the arms have end portions with latching members configured to join together in a first engagement position with the can. In a closed state, the latching members are in a partially overlapping configuration that pulls the arms tightly around the circumference of the can and thereby supplies a compression fit with high pull-apart strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Marvin Wawerski
  • Patent number: 7556169
    Abstract: A cover for a container is provided in one embodiment. The cover has an upper side and an underside. The underside comes in physical contact with a container when the cover is in a closed position. A hinge pivotally secures the cover to the container. A lock is secured opposite the hinge and on the underside of the cover. The lock automatically and securely affixes the cover to the container when the cover is in the closed position. A release is positioned on the upper side of the cover to disengage the lock and releases the cover from the container. In another embodiment, the cover tilts at an angle when not fully closed, revealing a high contrast color on the upper inner sidewall of the container, providing a visible indication that the container is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Cooper, Brian Bichey
  • Publication number: 20090152149
    Abstract: A system and method for organizing tools and equipment is disclosed. The system comprises a front wall for securing at least one chain of a first length using a first tension element and a plurality of holding elements; a rear wall for securing at least one chain of a second length using a second tension element and a plurality of holding elements; a first side wall for securing at least one tool with at least one clamp device; a second side wall; a bottom wall; and a top wall having a pull or handle element attached thereto, wherein the top, bottom, second side, first side, front and rear walls all cooperate to form a cavity for storing at least one tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffery Scott Allen
  • Publication number: 20090120831
    Abstract: A cover for a container fits with a sliding air tight fit over the container body. A cover air release valve allows escape of air from the container when removing and installing the cover to create a vacuum seal fit. A handle positioned adjacent to the air release valve enables a user to remove and install the cover with a single hand gripping the handle and pressing the air release valve. Protrusions extending from opposite sides of the container sleeve engage mating L-shaped openings in a bottom edge of the cover to lock the cover in place. Special dual sided cradles engage a top of a vacuum sealed container below each cradle and a bottom of a vacuum sealed container above each cradle so that a series of cradles are used to vertically stack a number of vacuum sealed containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Jui-Te Wang, Jordan S. Tarlow
  • Publication number: 20090078607
    Abstract: The invention described herein comprises a food storage container that provides an insulated box member having a plurality of walls defining an internal cavity, and at least one wall being hinged or otherwise movable to enable access to the interior. The box is conditioned to carry a plurality of internal, modular storage bin members of various shapes and capacities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Donna Ballard
  • Patent number: 7500564
    Abstract: A wafer carrying apparatus or cassette is disclosed, which includes a binding or retention unit, so as to prevent wafers from being damaged by crash, inadvertent egress or exiting, and so on. The wafer carrying apparatus includes a main body provided with a plurality of wafer insertion grooves formed on inner sides and an opening formed on a front surface to take wafers in and out, a binding unit configured to move up and down on the front surface of the main body, its position relative to the insertion grooves being variable so as to close and open the insertion grooves, and a mechanism for varying the position of the binding unit relative to the insertion grooves, the mechanism being connected to the binding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Dongbu Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Sok Choi
  • Publication number: 20090020538
    Abstract: Pressure cooker equipped with a gripping part attached to the pan. The invention relates to a domestic pressure cooker comprising: a pan (2) which itself comprises a wall. a lid designed to be attached to the pan (2) to form with the latter a cooking chamber that is substantially impervious. at least one gripping part (20), attached to the pan (2) by means of attachment means (20A), characterised in that the attachment means (20A) at least comprise: an attachment orifice (200A) passing through the wall of the pan (2), wherein said attachment orifice (200A) is positioned on the wall of the pan (2) so that it does not communicate with the inside of the cooking chamber, and an attachment part (201A), connected to the gripping part (20) and extending through the attachment orifice (200A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Jacques Rhetat, Michel Pierre Cartigny
  • Patent number: 7347329
    Abstract: A carrier for transporting silicon semiconductor wafers during semiconductor wafer processing operations including an enclosure, a door and a flange structured to interface with a machine so that the carrier can be lifted by the machine. A lift saddle connects the flange to the container so that the load on the flange is transferred to a part of the enclosure other than the top of the enclosure to prevent distortion of the enclosure to maintaining seal integrity between the enclosure and the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burns, Matthew A. Fuller, Jeffery J. King, Martin L. Forbes, Mark V. Smith, Michael Zabka
  • Patent number: 7276715
    Abstract: A system for handling a radioactive source includes a container containing a radioactive source and a cap mounted on the container to retain the radioactive source inside the container. The cap has a first locking structure and a second locking structure. The system further includes a handling tool having a support shaft, a first locking tip adapted to form a first lock with the first locking structure, and a second locking tip adapted to form a second lock with the second locking structure. The first and second locking tips are slidably coupled to the support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Helene C. Climent, Ronald M. Milkovisch
  • Patent number: 7225841
    Abstract: A collapsible container for retaining and disposing liquids is described. The container includes an expandable liquid retaining portion and an inflatable top ring. As liquid, such as used motor oil, pours into the expandable liquid retaining portion the inflated top ring floats on top of the liquid as the liquid retaining portion expands. A top cover, which may be formed by flexible flaps with zip lock closures, may be included to seal the container for transport. A drain hole may be provided through a bottom portion of the container to drain the liquid out of the container. A handle may be provided to facilitate carrying the container filled with oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Randall W. Folk
  • Patent number: 7039996
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for replacing the gripping member of the handle of a bucket. The replacement gripping member includes a plurality of interfitting pieces which can be installed on the handle of a bucket without requiring that the handle be removed from the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Timothy M. Crawley
  • Patent number: 6920820
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus and methods of forming are provided. The cooking apparatus has a cooking surface, a sidewall depending from the cooking surface, and a handle is provided. The handle has a saddle portion and a gripping portion. The saddle portion includes a first opening defined therethrough and a first recess defined about the first opening. The saddle portion is adjacent the sidewall so that the first recess defines a first gap between the sidewall and the saddle portion. A first rivet secures the handle to the sidewall. The rivet has a first weldament in the first gap, a first shaft in the first opening, and a first head abutting the handle and covering the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Lincoln Foodservice Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Meggison, Kurt Coyne, Stephen J Whiteley, Dave Furge, Tim Palmer, James Eldon Sexton
  • Publication number: 20040262375
    Abstract: A container of the gable top variety having a handle which resides within the bounds of the footprint of the container while further providing for the placement of a pouring spout on the top end of the container. In accordance with a further aspect of the invention, the container is formed from a flat blank of a paperboard-containing material having foldable panels which, when folded, define the gable top of the container, one of the two major panels of the defined top being larger that the second of these major panels and further being oriented at an angle with respect to the vertical which is different from the angle of orientation of the second major panel. In the present container, the pouring spout is disposed on the second (smaller) major panel and the handle is disposed on the larger of the two major panels. The handle of the present container may be formed integrally with the blank or attached to the partially or fully erected container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Paul A. Canino
  • Publication number: 20040084455
    Abstract: A container comprising a plurality of side walls arranged in a polygonal shape, a bottom surface and a top surface extending from the side walls, a peel-off cover removable from the top surface along a shear line, and a handle attached to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Haggai Shosheny
  • Patent number: 6571975
    Abstract: A container has a lid which is supportable on the container in a first position covering the top opening of the container, and in a second position substantially perpendicular to the first position. The container lid features a centrally located undercut recess having an inclined recess positioned to rest on a rim of the container. The lid includes a raised ridge portion positioned in spaced relation between the undercut recess and an outer edge of the container lid. The raised ridge portion aids in supporting the container lid approximately perpendicular to the upper rim of portion the container. A handle may be secured to the undercut recess to aid in grasping the container lid. When the undercut recess extends from the outer surface of the container lid, the undercut recess may serve as the handle. The handle is grasped and the lid raised from the container, and the inclined recess is placed atop the upper rim portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Inventor: Gary J Fay
  • Patent number: 6422383
    Abstract: This invention relates to a jewelry storage and display device, having a vertically mounted slideable drawer disposed within a housing. The housing contains a light transmitting face panel for viewing the stored jewelry. Attached to the drawer are various brackets for storage of a variety of jewelry including hoop and clip earrings, chains or post earrings, cufflinks or pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventor: Edward R. LaMarca
  • Patent number: 6149005
    Abstract: Container for transporting foods, parallelepiped, formed by an hollow body (1) and a cover (3), in plastic material, in which interior it is provided a plurality of spaces (5) and/or wells (9, 11, 13, 15) for transporting foods, drinks and cutlery. The container is provided with suitable means for the application of a closing strap (29) and with cavities (31) for taking and lifting the cover (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Danilo Rusconi
  • Patent number: 6138850
    Abstract: A container for sterilization of medical devices. A container of modular construction is described comprising separable sides, separable corner pieces, and a separable bottom panel. Two opposing sides are of a modular length, and thus by substituting sides of a different length the interior volume of the container may be changed. The container also includes a removeable lid with latching mechanisms on opposing ends. The lid and latching mechanisms are generally flush with the exterior surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Carr Metal Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernie B. Berry, III
  • Patent number: 6000100
    Abstract: A removable holding device for containers includes two clamp members mounted on a holding body, one of the members being mobile in translation relative to the holding body. A lever mounted on the holding body pivots between a deployed position and a position retracted inside the holding body. A link blade between the lever and the mobile member displaces the mobile member in translation when the lever pivots. The lever has at least one lateral wing portion forming an unlocking button projecting on one side of the holding body when the lever is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Michel Montgelard
  • Patent number: 5862940
    Abstract: A method for adding gasoline to a gasoline tank of a motor vehicle. The method employs expandable hollow gasoline container having a top and a base. Accordion pleaded walls are coupled to the top and to the base. The expandable gasoline container also includes an expandable orifice member; a cylindrical conduit connected to the top where through gasoline is added to fill the gasoline container; and a handle assembly engaged to the cylindrical conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventors: Jay J. Chism, Don Gillette
  • Patent number: 5860560
    Abstract: A multiple tier dessert container includes a container, a lid, a plurality of trays, and at least one handle. The container has a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end, a second end, a first side and a second side. The perimeter of the first end of the container is terminated with an angled edge of uniform thickness. The recessed cavity extends around the perimeter thereof, and is sized to be received by the angled edge of the container such that the lid snugly fits onto the container. The first side and second side have a plurality of ledges which are formed therein. Each tray has a length, a width and at least one area for storing decorated desserts. The size of the storage area is dictated by the size of decorated dessert. The width of each tray is sized to slidably fit in the container. The length of each tray is sized to firmly fit between an attached lid and the second end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Inventor: Donna Torreano Rothe
  • Patent number: 5856176
    Abstract: A culture dish for growing cultures such as tissue cells, bacteria and the like. The culture dish includes a handle extending therefrom that can be easily grasped by a user when lifting or handling the culture dish. The culture dish can also include a lid that can be placed on a base of the dish to prevent contamination of the cultures and to control evaporation of liquid from the dish. The handle can extend from the base, the lid or both. If the handles are provided on both the base and the lid, they can be configured differently so that a user can readily distinguish between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Mathus, Anthony M. Labriola
  • Patent number: 5848694
    Abstract: A tool carrier has a top portion with an upstanding handle and slidably mounted clips for engaging sockets and fixed spring clips for securely holding socket wrenches, ratchet handles, adapters and the like. Two opposed sides depend from the top portion and support a lower panel provided with upstanding resilient fibers such as outdoor carpet. When elongate items such as an assortment of end wrenches are pushed into the space between the top portion and the panel, the fibers securely hold the items in place with their ends exposed for easy selection. An optional drawer may be slidably mounted beneath the panel. The carrier is adapted for mounting in a toolbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Inventor: Harold L. Newton
  • Patent number: 5706966
    Abstract: A multiple tier dessert container includes a container, a lid, a plurality of trays, and at least one handle. The container has a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end, a second end, a first side and a second side. The perimeter of the first end of the container is terminated with an angled edge of uniform thickness. The recessed cavity extends around the perimeter thereof, and is sized to be received by the angled edge of the container such that the lid snugly fits onto the container. The first side and second side have a plurality of ledges which are formed therein. Each tray has a length, a width and at least one area for storing decorated desserts. The size of the storage area is dictated by the size of decorated dessert. The width of each tray is sized to slidably fit in the container. The length of each tray is sized to firmly fit between an attached lid and the second end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventor: Donna Torreano Rothe
  • Patent number: 5615799
    Abstract: A lifting lug is disclosed for securing a hoist to a tank, in which that lifting lug is stored within the tank but may be moved to a position extending through an opening in the sidewall of the tank for attachment to a hoist to provide for lifting of the tank, with subsequent removal back to a stored position inside the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Inventor: David T. Palazzo
  • Patent number: 5588567
    Abstract: A tea kettle includes a tea kettle body having a spout, a handle base removably mounted to the tea kettle body and having a bore for receiving the spout and an engaging block, and a handle removably mounted to the handle base and including a hollow member formed at a lower end thereof, the hollow member having an engaging slot defined therein for releasably receiving the engaging block of the handle base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: Kuo-Strai Yeh
  • Patent number: 5577631
    Abstract: A pail having a bail pivotally mounted adjacent the open top that will automatically tilt over on its side and fill with liquid when dropped into a body of liquid is shown. The full pail may be retrieved from the body of liquid by attaching a line to the pivotally mounted bail. A weight of predetermined size attached to the lip of the pail provides the destabilizing effect necessary to tilt the pail but does not substantially affect the full or empty stability of the pail out of the body of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Hooson
  • Patent number: 5485920
    Abstract: A Stackable Space Saving Container is disclosed which can be stored or transported in square cases with virtually no wasted space. This container is substantially rectangular having a diagonally slanting upper surface so as to form a rectangular cube when joined with another Stackable Space Saving Container of like size. The container is supplied with a handle and neck as well as a receptacle for each when a pair of Stackable Space Saving Containers are joined. A further embodiment uses a vent tube along the pouring edge of the container so as to allow for quick splash free pours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Fritz
  • Patent number: 5467915
    Abstract: A flexible handle for a container having unitary construction which has a substantially flat profile with a strap attached to flexible hinges and which can be secured flush with a surface of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Roberts Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 5437390
    Abstract: An improved medication dispensing and control assembly is disclosed in which a carton has sidewalls defining a medication dispensing opening, which carton has a bendable top wall connected to the sidewalls in such a manner as to allow the top wall to move between a position closing the medication opening and opened positions allowing removal of medication from the cartons. A frame is removably attached to the top wall so as to maintain planarity of the top wall to thereby facilitate carton opening and closing and maintaining the top wall portion in a closed condition and to resist any undesired bending thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Jerome M. Romick