Closure Interlocked By Upward Opening Trough At Passage Mouth Patents (Class 220/783)
  • Patent number: 11329465
    Abstract: A lock structure includes: an engaged body; and an engaging body capable of inserting and removing the engaged body along insertion and removal directions opposite to each other. An engaged body includes first and second engaged walls disposed opposite to each other at an interval, a connection wall which connects end portions on the insertion direction side thereof, and an engaged protrusion protruding from an outer wall surface of the second engaged wall. An engaging body has first and second engaging walls in which a space between the respective inner wall surfaces is defined as an accommodation space of the engaged body, an engaging protrusion protruding from the inner wall surface of the second engaging wall and capable of locking the engaged protrusion on the removal direction side, and a third engaging wall disposed between the first and second engaging walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10906709
    Abstract: Thermoformed locking assembly comprising a first web portion including locking lug having lug undercut defining a cantilevered lug ledge having lug engaging surface, second web portion including locking recess having recess undercut defining an opposing recess ledge having recess engaging surface and a lug stop opposite the recess undercut. Locking recess configured to receive locking lug and lug stop configured to position locking lug in locking recess with the lug engaging surface in engagement with the recess engaging surface when first web portion is moved towards second web portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Wee Phan, James Gomoll, Toby Thomas
  • Patent number: 10781019
    Abstract: An improved lid and pail combination provides a child resistant connection for use with pails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: M & M Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn H. Morris, Jr., Darrell Davis
  • Patent number: 10183802
    Abstract: A shoulder cover for an aerosol container that can be readily positioned and attached to the aerosol container having two stems. The shoulder cover is attached to a mounting cup that includes an upper tier part having two stems protruding from a top wall thereof and having long sides and short sides, and a cylindrical part. The shoulder cover includes an outer circumferential wall, a roof wall, a cylindrical wall extending downward from the roof wall, and locking structure provided to the cylindrical wall and retaining the shoulder cover by engaging with the cylindrical part of the mounting cup, and positioning structure for fitting with the upper tier part to thereby position a mating position of the shoulder cover is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Hirokazu Shimizu, Toru Toma, Yoshiyuki Kakuta, Kotaro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9803402
    Abstract: A vehicular handle device includes: a handle base fixed to a vehicle and holding an operating handle; and a shaft component inserted into and attached to a bearing portion provided in the handle base. The shaft component is retained in the bearing portion while being restrained from moving in a slipping-out direction by a cantilever-shaped elastic piece formed on the handle base and configured to be elastically deformed to allow passage of the shaft component. The handle base is provided with a stopper protrusion portion which limits an elastic deformation range of the elastic piece by letting a free end portion of the elastic piece abut on a stopper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Shuichi Kudoh
  • Patent number: 9714707
    Abstract: A sealing structure seals first and second components of a device. The second component is removable from the first component so as to gain access to an interior of the device. The structure includes a body composed of compressible material. An axial seal portion of the body defines an axial seal between the first and second components. A radial seal portion of the body defines a radial seal between the first and second components. A lip seal portion of the body defines a lip seal between the first and second components. The first and second component can be a housing and a cover of a vehicle fob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Hettle
  • Patent number: 9216854
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cartridge for retaining a mass of, for example, ground coffee, that includes a cup, a filter, and a cage that supports the filter inside the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Eugene Schreiber
  • Patent number: 9180831
    Abstract: According to a driver airbag apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an airbag cover and an airbag housing are securely coupled to each other, and as a result, the airbag cover is not separated from the airbag housing by deployment force of an airbag when the airbag is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seok Hoon Ko
  • Patent number: 9150347
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cartridge for retaining a mass of, for example, ground coffee, that includes a cup, a filter, and a filter support that supports the filter inside the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Eugene Scheiber
  • Patent number: 9107521
    Abstract: A technique for allowing the convenient and orderly withdrawal of contents is disclosed. An apparatus according to the technique may include a container which includes an enhancement at the rim of the container. The enhancement provides the functionality to move edible and/or inedible substances onto objects. In one example, the enhancement may protrude inwardly as a smoothed surface that may push substances onto objects as the objects are removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SIMPLE WAVE LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Bollengier
  • Patent number: 8985383
    Abstract: A plastic container with a rim and a lid, the rim and lid each having channels which, upon installation, produce a liquid-tight fit by means of three complementary pairs of projections from the walls of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: KW Container
    Inventors: N Kenneth Campbell, Darren Scholl, Keith Rukvina
  • Patent number: 8870014
    Abstract: A mask box having a buckling structure includes a base, a cover and a plurality of buckling elements. The base is configured to support a mask and has a plurality of troughs. The cover covers the base and has a plurality of pivotal portions. The buckling elements are positioned to correspond to the troughs. Each buckling element includes an engaging block and an elastic arm connected to the pivotal portion. The engaging block moves away from the periphery of the cover when the engaging block is subjected to an external force. The engaging block is buckled into the trough via an elastic restoring force of the at least one elastic arm when the external force is removed. By this arrangement, the assembly of the buckling elements is simplified and its product cost is reduced. Further, the present invention conforms to the requirements for environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Gudeng Precision Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lin, Kuan-Lun Pan
  • Patent number: 8807388
    Abstract: A disposable child's drinking cup has a lid with a drinking spout defining multiple open holes sized to resist leakage in the absence of suction, such as by the development of surface tension at the holes, and to allow flow when suction is applied. The holes are formed during molding of the lid. An inner contour of a groove of the lid and an outer contour of the cup body rim are selected to provide a slight snap fit of the lid onto the cup body, to provide a secure seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Tomy International, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Connors, David E. Medeiros, George S. Dys, James J. Britto, John A. Hession
  • Patent number: 8695846
    Abstract: An all plastic paint container assembly comprising a container, a ring assembly attached to the rim of the container and a pry-off plastic closure having a dual sealing arrangement with the ring member and an undercut lock at a location which provides maximum circumferential area. Containers of this design can be stacked both with and without the ring members attached. Three embodiments are disclosed, providing double and triple closure locks and multiple seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Letica Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Letica, John R. Selina, Wayne J. Harper
  • Patent number: 8540112
    Abstract: A disposable child's drinking cup has a lid with a drinking spout defining multiple open holes sized to resist leakage in the absence of suction, such as by the development of surface tension at the holes, and to allow flow when suction is applied. The holes are formed during molding of the lid. An inner contour of a groove of the lid and an outer contour of the cup body rim are selected to provide a slight snap fit of the lid onto the cup body, to provide a secure seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Learning Curve Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Connors, Jr., David E. Medeiros, George S. Dys, James J. Britto, John A. Hession
  • Patent number: 8470230
    Abstract: A container and cap assembly includes a container body and a cap integrally connected to the container body. An annular recess is formed in the lip of the container. The cap includes first and second sealing flanges that form a generally fluid tight seal with an annular lip of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Capitol Vial Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Caulfield, Jeffrey H. Steiger, Randall C. Lecroy
  • Patent number: 8434617
    Abstract: A toolbox includes a body and a cover. The body includes a rigid base layer and an external layer. The base layer includes a compartment having an opening. An annular wall is formed on a top face surrounding the opening. The external layer is made of soft, compressible material. The external layer is integrally formed with a portion of an outer face of the base layer and the annular wall as a single, monolithic, inseparable piece. The external layer has an annular ridge corresponding to the annular wall. The cover is made of rigid material and includes a covering face. When the cover is in the closed position, the rigid covering face of the cover covers the annular wall of the body, and the rigid covering face of the cover presses against and sealingly engages with the annular ridge of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Tzu-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 8418870
    Abstract: A preservation container cover includes a flexible film to contact with the rim of the container, an upper sealing ring, and a lower sealing ring affixing a periphery portion of the flexible film. The upper sealing ring has a ring slot extending along the periphery portion of the flexible film. The lower sealing ring comprises a ring plug along the periphery portion of the flexible film. The ring slot and the ring plug form a clamp structure to affix the flexible film. The present invention is convenient to use, adaptable to various containers of different types and sizes, and won't cause waste of natural resources and environment problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Xubin Song
  • Publication number: 20130075413
    Abstract: An all plastic paint container assembly comprising a container, a ring assembly attached to the rim of the container and a pry-off plastic closure having a dual sealing arrangement with the ring member and an undercut lock at a location which provides maximum circumferential area and lies directly under the highest point on the closure. Containers of this design can be stacked both with and without the ring members attached. Three embodiments are disclosed, providing double and triple closure locks and multiple seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: LETICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: LETICA CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8397936
    Abstract: A package has a base for holding foodstuff objects, a cover fittable downwardly over the lid and having a rim with a rear edge and a front edge parallel thereto, and a hinge interconnecting the cover and base at the rear edge for movement between an open position with the rims separated at the front edge and a closed position with the rims engaging each other at the front edge. A female formation open vertically at one of the rims toward the other of the rims has a recess with a rear side formed by a forwardly projecting counterhook and a front side defined by a flank extending vertically forward and toward the other rim. A male formation projecting vertically from the other of the rims toward the one rim is fittable into the recess and has a hook matable with the counterhook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ovotherm International Handels GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Schleining
  • Patent number: 8322565
    Abstract: A container and cap assembly includes a container body and a cap integrally connected to the container body. An annular recess is formed in the lip of the container. The cap includes first and second sealing flanges that form a generally fluid tight seal with an annular lip of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Capitol Vial Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Caulfield, Jeffrey H. Steiger, Randall C. Lecroy
  • Patent number: 8286826
    Abstract: A disposable child's drinking cup has a lid with a drinking spout defining multiple open holes sized to resist leakage in the absence of suction, such as by the development of surface tension at the holes, and to allow flow when suction is applied. The holes are formed during molding of the lid. An inner contour of a groove of the lid and an outer contour of the cup body rim are selected to provide a slight snap fit of the lid onto the cup body, to provide a secure seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Learning Curve Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Connors, Jr., David E. Medeiros, George S. Dys, James J. Britto, John A. Hession
  • Patent number: 8240504
    Abstract: A canister includes a closure coupled to a container to close a mouth opening into an interior region formed in the container. The closure includes a lid having a plate and a rim extending around the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond J. Fallen
  • Patent number: 8127961
    Abstract: A container comprising a base (12) and lid (14) each formed of sheet plastic, wherein after food is loaded into a base cavity (20) and the lid is closed, the lid resists opening. To open the lid, a move-away tab (64) lying along the base rim portion (30) is moved by tearing along at least one line (70) so a lid rim part (50) is exposed and can be grasped to lift the lid. The base has an outer raised rib (32) that blocks access to the lid rim part until the tab, which lies between two gaps (62, 63) in the outer rib, is moved out of the way. The base also has an inner raised rib (34) that projects into a groove (46) in the lid to form a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 8083094
    Abstract: A container and cap assembly includes a container body and a cap integrally connected to the container body. An annular recess is formed in the lip of the container. The cap includes first and second sealing flanges that form a generally fluid tight seal with an annular lip of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Capitol Vial Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Caulfield, Jeffrey H. Steiger, Randall Lecroy
  • Patent number: 8047398
    Abstract: An overcap for a container, which container is of the type having a rim adjacent to an opening in which the rim has an exterior facing top surface, an exterior facing side surface and an exterior facing bottom surface. The overcap includes a center portion having a top surface and a skirt extending downward relative to the top surface. A wall is spaced radially inward from the skirt, defining a channel in one form of the overcap. The wall has an end portion extending downwardly from the center portion. When the overcap is disposed on the container, the end portion engages with the exterior facing top surface of the rim of the container. In one further advantageous form, the overcap skirt has a bead extending radially inward, which engages with the exterior facing side surface of the container when the overcap is disposed on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: John Louis Dimartino, Leonard R. Ekkert, Glenn Gruskin
  • Patent number: 7926674
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to one embodiment, for storing a product comprising a lid including a tongue; and a clamp; and a container including a groove, wherein the tongue and the groove form a seal when the lid is coupled to the container; and a bead, wherein the clamp engages with the bead when the lid is coupled to the container. An apparatus, according to another embodiment, for storing a product comprising a lid; a container configured to engage with the lid and form a secondary seal between the lid and the container; and a film seal coupled to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Ropak Corporation
    Inventor: Frano Luburic
  • Publication number: 20110017758
    Abstract: The anti-splash, anti-spill paint containers cover comprising: brush rest lid cover use on standard pain cans, having open mouth funnel shape lid cover, to prevent splash or spill paint when container is moving. The angle elbow wall at the bottom end of the funnel for the brush rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Bill Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20100187247
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for attaching a lid to a beverage container is provided. In one embodiment a lid is positioned over the container opening and fastened to a first bead located around the opening. The lid also fastens to a second bead that is either located on the container, or located on a partial ring that is positioned adjacent to the first bead. The partial collar may only extend partway around the container. The partial collar may be removable and may also include a handle. This Abstract is provided for the sole purpose of complying with the Abstract requirement rules that allow a reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure contained herein. This Abstract is submitted with the explicit understanding that it will not be used to interpret or to limit the scope or the meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Scott Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20090266834
    Abstract: A snap closure for a container includes an annular snap bead in a skirt portion. A top portion extends upwardly from the skirt portion, the top portion having horizontal slits. When the snap closure is engaged with a container, the snap beads snap onto a mating locking ring of the container. An upwards force is applied to the snap closure to disengage the closure from the container. The horizontal slits enable the top portion to flex axially to provide additional rotational leverage for disengaging the snap beads from the annular locking ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Publication number: 20090236354
    Abstract: The present can closure arrangement is applied to cans of the type which comprises: a tubular body carrying an annular upper wall having an inner edge which defines a closure seat whose profile is in the form of a convex arc; and a lid comprising a base portion, a peripheral portion provided with a circumferential cradle in the form of a concave arc, to be fitted and retained in the closure seat, upon closure of the lid; and an annular portion projecting radially outwardly from the peripheral portion, at least one of the parts of annular upper wall of the tubular body and annular portion of the lid carrying an annular gasket to be pressed by the other part, upon closure of the lid, in order to define a respective annular sealing region between the lid and the tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Brasilata S/A Embalagens
    Inventors: Antonio Carlos Teixeira Alvares, Antonio Roberto Sene
  • Publication number: 20090008400
    Abstract: Disclosed is a closure assembly for a container including an external cap and an internal cap coupled to the external cap to securely seal the container and be convenient for use. The closure assembly includes a container stored with contents and having an outlet opening formed on an upper portion thereof, an internal cap tightly fitted into the outlet opening, an external cap engaged to an outside of the outlet opening, and a resilient coupling member integrally formed on an upper portion of the internal cap and fixed to a bottom of the external cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Young Ja Back
  • Publication number: 20080314916
    Abstract: An overcap for a container, which container is of the type having a rim adjacent to an opening in which the rim has an exterior facing top surface, an exterior facing side surface and an exterior facing bottom surface. The overcap includes a center portion having a top surface and a skirt extending downward relative to the top surface. A wall is spaced radially inward from the skirt, defining a channel in one form of the overcap. The wall has an end portion extending downwardly from the center portion. When the overcap is disposed on the container, the end portion engages with the exterior facing top surface of the rim of the container. In one further advantageous form, the overcap skirt has a bead extending radially inward, which engages with the exterior facing side surface of the container when the overcap is disposed on the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: John Louis Dimartino, Leonard R. Ekkert, Glenn Gruskin
  • Patent number: 7438120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling device, which comprises a cooling fan and a heatsink. The heatsink is directly attached to the heating element to absorb its heat and the cooling fan is disposed on top of the heatsink to dissipate the heat. The heatsink includes a central heat dissipation body and a plurality of fins extending from the periphery of the central heat dissipation body. The central heat dissipation body has a fully-sealed hollow chamber filled with a cooling liquid and disposed an agitator. The agitator is disposed a magnetic element, and where the magnetic element corresponds to the rotor of the cooling fan must have a magnetically-attracting and mutually-dragging device in operation. By way of the magnetic attraction between the rotor of the cooling fan and the agitator, a better heat dissipation effect is secured, the chamber remains a fully-sealed room, and the cooling liquid overflow issue can be ruled out accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Sunowealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Hong, Miyahara Masaharu
  • Publication number: 20080210700
    Abstract: A thermocycler having a base fitted with a temperature-controlled receiving segment for reaction vials is provided. The thermocycler further includes a top, which can be moved into its operational position above the receiving segment and a hermetic seal or wall configured in the top in its operational position that extends between the top and the base thereby sealing both the top and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: EPPENDORF AG
    Inventors: Henner Tasch, Bernd Kruger
  • Patent number: 6964348
    Abstract: A molded resilient plastic container, such as a paint can, that includes a rim assembly to facilitate the receipt and removal of a plastic lid. The rim assembly is adhesively attached to the main body of the container and includes an annular channel that receives a portion of the lid. The annular channel is defined at its inner edge by a flexible finger having a locking tab that engages a corresponding locking notch formed on the lid to lock the lid onto the rim assembly. The container includes a specifically designed bottom having a projecting annular flange that can be received in an annular space formed along the top edge of the container between the lid and rim assembly when the lid is attached to the rim assembly. The container bottom also includes a projecting support leg that further supports the container when the containers are stacked on top of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: KW Plastics
    Inventors: Mark S. Breimon, Dean H. Van Haren, Newton K. Campbell
  • Patent number: 6910623
    Abstract: A substantially paperboard container for releasably dispensing contents contained therein is convertible from a substantially sealed orientation to a substantially open, dispensing orientation and back to the substantially sealed orientation. The paperboard container comprises a tubular container member, a bottom member and a top member, with the top member being telescopically received within the container member to seal the top member to the container. The top member is pivotable about the hinge portion and is pivotable to the sealed orientation to substantially reseal the container member. The lid is fabricated in whole or in part, from plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel G. Stewart, L. David Fielder
  • Patent number: 6899246
    Abstract: The present invention is a vessel for containing consumer products. Parts of the containment vessel are made of material sufficiently capable of being deformed by the mechanical force applied by the hands of the consumer while avoiding accidental opening during shipment or display of the vessel on store shelves. The vessel can be made of a suitable material to display the contents of the containment vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Debra Gay Gehring, Ty Eric Martin, John Martin Howell
  • Patent number: 6719166
    Abstract: A closure system for a package includes a cover that interacts with a receiving ring. The cover has a main face and a first protuberance of U-shaped cross-section that projects substantially perpendicular to a plane of the main face and extends about the perimeter of the cover. The first protuberance has at least one first lock element in the form of a projection. The receiving ring is formed on the package and has a second U-shaped protuberance that projects substantially parallel to the package axis and extends about the perimeter of the ring. The second protuberance has a second lock element in the form of a projection. The second protuberance of the ring is configured to receive the first protuberance of the cover such that the first and second lock elements engage each other and prevent removal of the cover while so engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventors: Armando Ceolin, Benjamín Arturo Moyano
  • Publication number: 20030197021
    Abstract: A food container sealing structure is constructed to include a container body having a peripheral coupling flange, and a cover having a peripheral coupling flange coupled to the coupling flange of the container body to seal the container body, the coupling flange of the container body having endless concave portions respectively formed in horizontal section and vertical section thereof, the coupling flange of the cover having endless convex portions respectively formed in horizontal section and vertical section thereof and respectively engaged into the endless concave portions of the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventor: Hsin-Hung Chou
  • Publication number: 20030168465
    Abstract: A molded resilient plastic container, such as a paint can, that includes a rim assembly to facilitate the receipt and removal of a plastic lid. The rim assembly is adhesively attached to the main body of the container and includes an annular channel that receives a portion of the lid. The annular channel is defined at its inner edge by a flexible finger having a locking tab that engages a corresponding locking notch formed on the lid to lock the lid onto the rim assembly. The container includes a specifically designed bottom having a projecting annular flange that can be received in an annular space formed along the top edge of the container between the lid and rim assembly when the lid is attached to the rim assembly. The container bottom also includes a projecting support leg that further supports the container when the containers are stacked on top of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Mark S. Breimon, Dean H. Van Haren, Newton K. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20030141311
    Abstract: A closure system for a package includes a cover that interacts with a receiving ring. The cover has a main face and a first protuberance of U-shaped cross-section that projects substantially perpendicular to a plane of the main face and extends about the perimeter of the cover. The first protuberance has at least one first lock element in the form of a projection. The receiving ring is formed on the package and has a second U-shaped protuberance that projects substantially parallel to the package axis and extends about the perimeter of the ring. The second protuberance has a second lock element in the form of a projection. The second protuberance of the ring is configured to receive the first protuberance of the cover such that the first and second lock elements engage each other and prevent removal of the cover while so engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Armando Ceolin, Benjamin Arturo Moyano
  • Patent number: 6588618
    Abstract: An injection molded polyethylene paint can comprising the combination of a straight sided plastic container having a snap ring structure spin-welded to the upper peripheral edge thereof and a snap-on lid. The snap ring structure is of the reentrant design and provides an annular locking structure radially interior of a large volume depression. A snap-on lid has legs which fit over the annular structure and sealingly engage inward and outward exterior surfaces thereof. The lid further comprises a pry ring which lies within the large annular depression of the reentrant portion of the snap ring. A brush wiper ring may be provided integrally with the snap ring. All components are nestable and stackable; the containers are stackable with and without the snap ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Letica Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher L. Davis
  • Patent number: 6568551
    Abstract: An actuating drive (1) has a housing (4) which also affords protection from splashed water and which comprises two housing portions (5; 6), wherein the two housing portions (5; 6) each have an edge (20; 40) with a respective end face (21; 41) which are disposed in opposite relationship when the housing portions are assembled. When the two housing portions (5; 6) are assembled zones which act in different ways are formed between the two end faces (21; 41). A first zone (Z1) in which the two housing portions (5; 6) are in contact with each other is provided on the housing (4) towards the exterior. A second zone (Z2) having a passage (55) is provided beside the first zone (Z1), towards the interior. The passage (55) of the second zone (Z2) is closed towards an internal space (33) of the housing by a third zone (Z3) in which the two housing portions (5; 6) are not in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Building Technologies AG
    Inventor: Christian Grossenbacher
  • Patent number: 6513675
    Abstract: A food container with a rigid base plate formed of a generally planar polymer sheet to have a plurality of stiffening projections extending out of the plane of the sheet, the stiffening projections including a first serpentine projection formed in a segmented, non-linear path and a second, shallower serpentine projection also formed in a segmented non-linear path, a peripheral gutter and a centrally located oval shaped projection free of interconnection with the first and second serpentine projections, with lands between the stiffening projections forming a generally planar top surface of the base plate. The food container also has a cover of polymer material and the cover and base plate are designed to nest for pre-use storage and stack when assembled in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Paul Winkler Plastics Corp.
    Inventors: Dean R. Brown, John E. Bussey
  • Patent number: 6491185
    Abstract: A container, capable of construction from polymeric injection molding, comprising a plug and ring closure, the plug having first and second locking arms for extending into the ring, each locking arm having a locking tab located adjacent to a distal end for selectively securing the plug within the ring when the locking tabs reside within an undercut of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: United States Can Company
    Inventors: Francis T. Azzarello, Rodolfo Q. Raymundo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20020175164
    Abstract: There is provided a container having both male and female sealing regions disposed about its periphery in a pattern making it possible to seal a container with another container having substantially identical sealing regions. The male sealing regions used in the practice of the present invention may take the form of a U-shaped ridge which is undercut along at least one leg of the U. Typically, a container will be thermoformed from lightweight thermoplastic material giving the U-shaped ridge considerable flexibility. The female sealing regions used in the practice of the invention may take the form of an undercut channel adapted to receive and match the undercut U-shaped ridges found in the male portion of the container wherein the walls and base of the channel are sufficiently flexible that the undercut portions of the U-shaped ridge are urged into engagement with the undercut portions of the channel and the crest of the ridge is urged into the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Jerome G. Dees, Rebecca E. Whitmore, Gerald J. Van Handel, Mark B. Littlejohn
  • Publication number: 20020162846
    Abstract: A cover and container combination for enclosing products in an air and/or liquid seal tight engagement comprises a cover with a rim portion defining an inverted U-shaped cross-section consisting of an inner horizontal wall and a pair of opposite inner vertical side walls, the inner horizontal wall displaying a downwardly extending continuous rib. The container has a side wall with an upper edge consisting of a top wall and a pair of opposite side walls, the top wall of the container displaying a continuous recess. The width of the rib is slightly greater than the width of the recess so as to provide a tight sealing fit when the rib is received in the recess when the cover is engaged to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Laurier Mercier
  • Publication number: 20020088811
    Abstract: An improved pail structure includes a bottom end engaged with a substantially conical side wall and a top end which has a larger diameter than the bottom end, an annular flange extended horizontally outward from the top end, an annular ring extended upward and tilted slightly outward from the flange, a top rim extended outward from the top edge of the top ring, and a first edge rim folded downward from the top rim. A plastic lining is encased within the inner walls of the pail and has a stepwise upper end matched against the flange and ring and top rim of the pail and a second edge rim covering the first edge rim from outside. A circular lid is provided to engage with the pail at the upper section around the flange and has two lugs formed at two opposite sides for engaging two handles. A pail lid and a protection cover are provided to cover the top opening of the pail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventor: Tsang-Der Lu
  • Patent number: 6315151
    Abstract: An erectable and collapsible container, said container being transformable from a collapsed configuration to an erected configuration and comprising a plurality of collapsible walls, wherein said sidewalls comprise a polymeric material have: (a) a Flexural Modulus of from about 100 MPa to about 1750 MPa; and (b) preferably a wall thickness of the collapsible walls of from about 1 mil to about 20 mils, except when said polymeric material is polyethylene homopolymer said Flexural Modulus is at least about 275 MPa or said wall thickness is at least about 10 mils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Matthew Todd Hupp, Catherine Jean Randall