Pivotable, (e.g., Hinged) Patents (Class 220/810)
  • Patent number: 10682194
    Abstract: Sterilization packaging systems with features for sealing a volume against an ingress of contaminants are provided. Such features include a frame including a plurality of vertical members and a plurality of horizontal members, each vertical member and horizontal member having an inner side and an outer side; a sterilization wrap, a first portion of the sterilization wrap positioned adjacent the inner side of each vertical member and each horizontal member to define a volume and an opening to access the volume; and a lid for sealing the volume against an ingress of contaminants. Additionally, a sterility gauge for signaling whether the volume is sealed against contaminants also may be provided. Exemplary sterilization packaging systems may include other features as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Y. Houde, Joseph D. Hurdle, Joseph A. Cesa, Michelle N. Farmer, Prasad Shrikishna Potnis
  • Patent number: 10369937
    Abstract: A panel assembly includes a multilayer panel including first and second layers made of loftable material characterized by a molded orientation resultant from lofting and subsequently compressing the loftable material during molding of the multilayer panel. The panel assembly may be light-weight with a low profile to minimize protrusion into an opening or compartment enclosed by the panel. The multilayer panel may be configured to as a floor panel enclosing an opening defined by a floor structure, which may be a vehicle floor. The multilayer panel may include at least one recess portion configured to strengthen the multilayer panel. A method of making the multilayer panel includes tethering the loftable material in a tethering frame prior to lofting and transferring the tethering frame including the lofted material into a mold to form into the multilayer panel. The tethering frame retains offal for removal from the mold after forming the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Century Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Marchesano, Calvin A. Saur
  • Patent number: 10364072
    Abstract: A spill proof container assembly having a receptacle, a non spill barrier, a collar with a hook, a handle and a cover. The cover has in integrated hinge strap disposed at a peripheral edge. The hinge strap has a first surface having a curved notch and a second surface with a raised bump. When the hinge strap is attached to the hook, the cover pivots between an open position and closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gerard Tebbe, Agnes Yena Lee, Sung Yun Chan
  • Patent number: 10023353
    Abstract: A sealing structure for a plastic packing box, comprising: a packing box body, made by bending a plastic plate; top and bottom openings; and cover plates, configured on sides of each opening and bended inward to stack together to seat the opening, wherein a premade mating frame is respectively engaged with sealing end faces of the outer cover plates configured on two opposite sides of the main body and bended to each other to form a sealing edge, the mating frames are a male-female pair stacked together to sealing the box, ensuring that two end faces is neat after box body sealing, the opposite inner edges of the two mating frames are respectively configured with male and female buckling elements allowed to be pressed together to engage with each other after the stacking, thereby achieving stable and safe buckling, while the cover plate are stacked together simply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Lin-Lang Chan
  • Patent number: 9592937
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tamper-evident container for food storage that uses a round male to female post lock on a single corner. After the cover is locked to the tray base, it requires breaking the corner tray tab to open the container. This tab tear off provides positive evidence of container opening to indicate the container has been opened or tampered with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SOUTH PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tong-Chang Wang
  • Patent number: 9585719
    Abstract: A container for disposing of waste includes a receptacle, a first pivoting member having a first disposal surface and a first pair of opposing sides, and a second pivoting member having a second disposal surface and a second pair of opposing sides. The second pair of opposing sides are operatively coupled to the first pair of opposing sides such that waste deposited on either the first disposal surface or the second disposal surface causes concurrent counter rotation of both the first pivoting member and the second pivoting member. The first pivoting member includes a pair of opposing projections secured in a stationary position to the first pair of opposing sides and the second pivoting member includes a pair of opposing apertures formed in a stationary position in the second pair of opposing sides. The opposing projections translate within the opposing apertures during the concurrent counter rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: STERICYCLE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Goldstein, Kevin A. Pollack, John C. Japuntich, Scott I. Biba, Mark S. Dirr
  • Patent number: 9428297
    Abstract: A plastic container having a longitudinal axis includes an upper portion that defines an opening into the container and a sidewall portion that extends from the upper portion in a longitudinal direction parallel to the longitudinal axis. The container also includes a base portion that extends from the sidewall portion and that closes off the container. The upper portion further includes a rim member, a neck member that extends in the longitudinal direction away from the rim member, and a shoulder member that extends from the neck to the sidewall portion. The shoulder member extends at an acute angle relative to a transverse plane that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The upper portion also includes at least one reinforcing member that extends in the longitudinal direction between the rim member and the shoulder member. The reinforcing member projects outwardly from the neck member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Ryan Lewis, James Clayton Gratke, George Alex Thierjung
  • Patent number: 9114909
    Abstract: A storage container according to the present invention includes a base and a lid hingedly coupled to one another to enable rotation of the lid between a closed position in which the lid is disposed parallel with a bottom wall of the base and an open position in which the lid is rotated with respect to the base between 110 and 230 degrees. A number of hinge assemblies are provided between the base and the lid for rotation of the lid thereabout. The hinge assemblies include a base engaging assembly and a lid engaging assembly for coupling between the base and the lid respectively. The lid engaging assembly includes a receiver configured to engage a pin of the lid for hinged rotation of the lid thereabout. The receiver is configured to enable the lid to break away from the lid as desired or under impact from an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Western Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9038851
    Abstract: A cover for a pie pan or similar type of pan or plate has a ring and a lid pivotally attached to the ring by a flex joint. A pan is placed into the ring with a lip of the pan resting on top of the ring. The cover is folded over and pressed down onto the ring. Interlocking elements on tabs on the ring and lid engage each other and hold the lid down onto the ring, with the lip of the pan between them. The lid may include inwardly projecting teeth spaced apart on an inside surface of the lid, with the teeth adapted to hold the lip of a pan between the ring and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CHAMNESS BIODEGRADABLES, LLL
    Inventors: Brad Anthony Picard, Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9004306
    Abstract: A convertible storage container and methods are provided for the remediation of environmentally damaged articles. The container defines an interior chamber for receiving the environmentally damaged articles therein, the container having at least one container door for closing an access opening into the container. A conversion door is removably positionable with respect to the access opening so as to close the access opening with the container door in an opened condition. The conversion door includes a conversion door panel and a plurality of access ports through the door panel for connection of ducts to permit remediation of the environmentally damaged articles within the interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pack-Rat Mini-Mover, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Platt, James Barbour, Shawn Potwin
  • Patent number: 9004312
    Abstract: A roller shutter type storage container includes a container body, a roller shutter accommodating portion, a pair of guide grooves, and a roller shutter. Each of the guide grooves extends linearly in an opening of the container body and is curved in the roller shutter accommodating portion. The roller shutter is configured by connecting a plurality of slats each having shafts formed in the widthwise direction at two ends of the slat in a bendable manner. As the two shafts slide in the corresponding guide grooves, the roller shutter slides between an open position and a close position. Each one of the shafts is spaced from a vertical wall surface of the corresponding one of the guide grooves. A projection formed of soft material projects outward from each shaft of each slat in the widthwise direction and contacts the corresponding vertical wall surface in an elastically deformed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kodama, Masataka Inoue
  • Patent number: 8998031
    Abstract: A container for disposing of waste includes a receptacle and a first pivoting member functionally associated with the receptacle. The first pivoting member includes a first disposal surface. A second pivoting member functionally associated with the receptacle includes a second disposal surface. The second pivoting member is operatively coupled to the first pivoting member such that waste deposited on either the first disposal surface or the second disposal surface causes concurrent counter rotation of both the first pivoting member and the second pivoting member to dispose of the waste into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Stericycle, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Goldstein, Kevin A. Pollack, John C. Japuntich, Scott I. Biba, Mark S. Dirr
  • Publication number: 20150090717
    Abstract: An ornamental cover for concealing an article includes an elongated shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a base member disposed at the proximal end of the elongated shaft. The elongated shaft may extend distally from an upper surface of the base member, while a lower surface of the base member defines an opening for receiving an upper portion of the article into the elongated shaft. A perimeter of the base member may be shaped to fit an opening of a container sized to receive a lower portion of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Stacy L. Marcell
  • Patent number: 8985378
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact having an expansive base member containing a series of upwardly-facing product wells to accommodate one or more cosmetic items, the compact further having a cover member, and having a shuttle piece interposed between the base member and cover member. The various parts have cooperating slide components for permitting relative movement of the members in four opposed directions. A versatile, four way slide compact construction is thus made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Chang
  • Publication number: 20150069077
    Abstract: A laundry basket including: a frame structured wall; a top lid; at least one notch on a first side of the top lid; a hinge on a second side of the top lid, where the hinge provide a means to open and close the top lid on the basket; and a handle extending from one side of the basket. The handle may be a retractable telescoping handle, where the handle extends from the basket on a side adjacent to the first side of the top lid. The at least notch one may include two notches, where the two notches lie between the breadth of the handle. The laundry basket may further include four wheels under the basket for movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Alice Monk
  • Publication number: 20150069078
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cooking splatter screen comprising an access hatch are provided. In one embodiment, a splatter screen is provided, the splatter screen comprising: a screen portion; a handle; and an access hatch, wherein the access hatch is operatively connected to the screen portion by a joint. The splatter screen may prevent splattered cooking ingredients from exiting a pan, skillet, or pot, while allowing a chef to selectively access the interior of the pan, skillet, or pot to manipulate food therein or insert additional ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Hawker, Joel Beebe, Nicholas Vallo
  • Patent number: 8961908
    Abstract: An incubation system for incubating membranes in western blot experiments featuring a base with an inner cavity adapted to hold membranes and small amounts of solutions and a lid that can pivot between an open and closed position to respectively allow and prevent access to the inner cavity. A gasket is disposed in between the lid and base to provide a water-tight seal between the lid and base. The systems can be stacked atop one another to allow for multiple systems to be placed atop a moving platform such as a rocking platform or an orbital shaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Prashant Bommi
  • Patent number: 8960491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (100) for loosely stored products, comprising a container body (10) having a connecting means (16), the container further comprising a cover (11) having a connecting means (19), said connecting means (19) of the cover (11) having a hinge (21), wherein said connecting means (19) of the cover (11) is engaged with said connecting means (16) of the container body (10) from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valere Logel, Dominique Bois
  • Patent number: 8950618
    Abstract: A flange plate closure for accessing a containment vessel has a metal base plate, having an interior and an exterior surface, at least one vertical metal tube having an open end, a metal flange ring at said open end defining an upper planar surface, and a lining made of non-corrosive material. The lining is disposed in overlying relation to the interior surface of the base plate, the interior of the tube and the upper planar surface of the flange ring. The lining is rigid, and is mechanically affixed to the metal components. The lining is made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Alex V. Degutis, William R. Borowski, David A. Oestermeyer, Steven J. Vannocken, Joshua J. Chesser, Brian D. Putnam
  • Patent number: 8950624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an externally operated alpha port for a rapid transfer port (RTP) system such as those found in isolation barrier systems. Means are provided for the actuation by the operator of the alpha port door locking system externally of the isolation barrier to facilitate the locking and unlocking of the alpha port door without requiring gloved entry into the isolation barrier. Means are also provided for opening and closing of the alpha port door with the actuation by the operator of a lever external to the isolation barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Giuseppe Sacca
  • Publication number: 20150034665
    Abstract: A container for disposing of waste includes a receptacle, a first pivoting member having a first disposal surface and a first pair of opposing sides, and a second pivoting member having a second disposal surface and a second pair of opposing sides. The second pair of opposing sides are operatively coupled to the first pair of opposing sides such that waste deposited on either the first disposal surface or the second disposal surface causes concurrent counter rotation of both the first pivoting member and the second pivoting member. The first pivoting member includes a pair of opposing projections secured in a stationary position to the first pair of opposing sides and the second pivoting member includes a pair of opposing apertures formed in a stationary position in the second pair of opposing sides. The opposing projections translate within the opposing apertures during the concurrent counter rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel E. Goldstein, Kevin A. Pollack, John C. Japuntich, Scott I. Biba, Mark S. Dirr
  • Publication number: 20140367292
    Abstract: A trash cart lid comprising a body including four edges, wherein the four edges define a perimeter of the body; and at least one flange connected to the body, wherein the flange shares at least a portion of an edge of the body; wherein each flange includes an advertising receiving space. In addition, the lid may provide one or more modules that communicate information about the status of the smart lid and user interactions with the trash cart to a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Philip H. Bonello, David Workman, John Guenther
  • Publication number: 20140361029
    Abstract: A device for sealing an opened canned beverage. The device may include a circular main body with a rim. The device may further include a sealing mechanism. The sealing mechanism may include a threaded stem having a knob on the top and running through an opening in the main body. The sealing mechanism may further include a live hinge bar that may include a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion may be hinged together. The top portion may be connected to the inside surface of the main body and the bottom portion may be connected to a threaded ring that surrounds the threaded stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Delores Walton Robinson
  • Patent number: 8900454
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device comprising a base (2) and a door (20), said device having a closed door position in which a circuit (8) of the device comprises a bag comprising two flexible films and connectors of the conveying network, and a press (9) comprising a first shell (16) disposed on a front face (5) of said base (2) and a second shell (17) disposed in said door (20); and a hinge system hinging said door (20) relative to said base (2), and disposed only on one side of said door (20) so as to form lateral clearances between said door (20) and said base (2) over the rest of a perimeter of said door (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Cirou, Rene Reinbigler, Virginie Buisson, Jean-Louis Weissenbach
  • Patent number: 8899434
    Abstract: A clamshell packaging system having a first side portion, a second side portion, and a base portion is provided with a three-dimensional hinge structure and a standing feature. The first side portion is attached to the base portion via a first hinge joint and the second side portion is attached to the base portion via a second hinge joint wherein the second side portion is closeable upon the first side portion to provide an enclosed clamshell. The base portion further includes a third hinge joint and a fourth hinge joint each of which extends between the first hinge joint and the second hinge joint in a direction that is generally transverse to at least a portion of each of the first hinge joint and the second hinge joint. The base portion additionally has at least one flat portion disposed between the third hinge joint and the fourth hinge joint upon which the clamshell packaging system is standable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Transparent Container Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Christopher Falkman
  • Publication number: 20140332549
    Abstract: A container for a power generator including a steel shipping container having an access door and a door mounting hinge that can be positioned on either side of the access door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel R. Williams
  • Patent number: 8875926
    Abstract: Container for beverages, liquids and other fluid substances which includes a plurality of sealed chambers, sealed openings in coplanar walls of the chambers, a stationary cover plate with openings in registration with the sealed openings, an opener movably mounted on the cover plate for selective engagement with seals for the openings in the walls, and a selector plate operatively connected to the opener with an opening in the selector plate that can be moved into and out of registration with the openings in the chamber walls and cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Valon Grajqevci
  • Patent number: 8863968
    Abstract: A cap is provided for a laboratory vessel. The cap includes a lid that can be rotated relative to the laboratory vessel from a closed position to an open position. The lid includes at least one tab dimensioned and disposed for receiving manual digital pressure for opening and/or closing the lid. The tab is in an offset position to prevent a thumb or forefinger from passing over and in contact with the opening to the vessel. Additionally, the lid includes a shield inwardly from the tab for further preventing contact between a finger and the open top of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Giusti
  • Patent number: 8857658
    Abstract: A packaging container includes a base, a cover including a resilient unit and defining a deformable slot at the resilient unit, and a positioning hinge member provided at the base and rotatably received at the deformable slot to pivotally couple the cover with the base so as to enable the cover being pivotally folded between an opened position and a closed position, wherein the positioning hinge member has a non-circular cross section and is arranged in such a manner that when the positioning hinge member is rotated within the deformable slot, the resilient unit generates a resilient restoring force to assist the cover being folded between the opened and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rexam Plastic Packaging (HK) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chinglang Lin
  • Publication number: 20140299598
    Abstract: A container (100) for storing and dispensing flowable nutritional products. The container (100) includes a reservoir (101), a removable seal (103), a collar (102), a lid (104) hingedly attached to the collar, and a docking station (106) for a measuring device (107), such as a scoop for measuring the product. The container may also include a leveling bar (108) to use in conjunction with the measuring device (107).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Zena J. Irani, Peter Booth, Corinne Ashbee
  • Patent number: 8844751
    Abstract: A waste container for disposing sanitary waste, such as soiled diapers, comprises a canister having a storage space, an opening at an upper end and a bottom at a lower end. A retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister and has an aperture for inserting a trash bag through the aperture and folding an upper edge of the trash bag over the retainer frame. A retainer is pivotally attached to the canister and has a rim that inserts into the aperture of the retainer frame to retain the trash bag. A lid having a hole which aligns with the aperture of the retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister for allowing the lid to pivot between a closed position covering the opening and an open position. A sliding door is coupled to the lid and is slidable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pearhead, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ray Sakaguchi, John Richard Omdahl, II, Tyler Fredric Allan, Michael Saburo Horito, Arthur Lee Dietrich-Croy, Clark Evan Davis, Mark Edwin Schulte
  • Publication number: 20140284338
    Abstract: A lid apparatus for a multi-chambered container. The lid apparatus has a top-lid that is hingedly attached to a bottom-cap. The top-lid includes one or more openings for fluid filling multiple passages that extend from the bottom-cap. A lower bottom-cap includes welding features for welding to the multi-chambered container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Cepheid
    Inventor: Paul Jordan
  • Patent number: 8839986
    Abstract: A disposal device insertable into a paper roll is disclosed. The disposal device includes a cylindrical shell receptacle, a cap cover, and a clearing mechanism, adapted for removing objects from the receptacle. The clearing mechanism includes a lateral member, adapted to collect objects from the receptacle and a longitudinal member, implemented for conveying a physical force for the translation of the lateral member or serves as an actuator for the commencement of the translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Ofer Angert
  • Publication number: 20140251864
    Abstract: A packaging system is provided. The packaging system may include a barrier sheet and a container. The barrier sheet may have a first half and a second half. The second half may include a perforation bisecting the second half into two approximately equal quarters. Each of the two quarters may form a pull tab near the rectangular corners. A user may easily and conveniently assemble a food product having at least one wet fixing, a first portion of dry fixings and a second portion of dry fixings, whereby the barrier sheet sandwiches the at least one wet fixing between the first and second portion of dry fixings. When ready to eat, the user may grasp the pull tabs and evenly tear apart the second half along the perforation so that the dry fixings and the at least one wet fixing do not adhere to the barrier sheet as the second and first half may be removed from the food product, whereby the dry fixings remained as dry as when the food product was made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Keith VOELLER
  • Publication number: 20140252017
    Abstract: When the outer lid of a container closure is moved from a closed position for covering the upper surface wall of the body to an open position, the inner lid is moved from a closed position for closing a discharge port at the tip to an open position for opening the discharge port; and when the outer lid is moved from the open to the closed position, the inner lid is moved from the open to the closed position, the inner lid is prevented from becoming twisted. A second hinge connecting the inner lid to the discharge tube includes a central hinge piece connecting the inner lid and the discharge tube in a widthwise central part of the inner lid, and opposite side hinge pieces connecting the inner lid and the discharge tube on both outer sides in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON CLOSURES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motokatsu Yamada, Takahiro Akaogi
  • Publication number: 20140231297
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a container and dispensing system, and more particularly to a refillable container that includes a container base having a partially open bottom, a refill cartridge disposed in the container base and covering at least a portion of the open bottom, and a lid. Providing a container base with a partially open bottom provides the user with an easy means of removing the refill cartridge, as the user may simply contact the refill cartridge through the bottom opening and push it upward through the open top of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Kevin Christopher Possell, Jason Robert Boon
  • Publication number: 20140231445
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resealable closure system that may be incorporated into a container for storing and dispensing moisture sensitive product, such as a dry wiping substrate and more preferably a dry wipe useful for facial cleansing or the application of make-up. The closure system is not only resealable, but is also substantially watertight as a result of the lid having a sealing flange and an overhang.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Christopher Possell, Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Jason Robert Boon
  • Publication number: 20140224824
    Abstract: A two-piece tamper-evident and tamper-resistant container having a base, a lid and a label hinge connecting the lid and base to one another for use in packing, identifying and selling fresh food items and the like. A rim about an upper periphery of the base engages an identically contoured flange about a lower periphery of the lid, and a protective lip integral to and extending from an outermost end of the rim prevents access to the lip making the label hinge the only possible access point of the container. Any tampering to access the inside of the container would be made evident by a torn or missing label hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Strategic Global Sourcing, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Pickering
  • Patent number: 8800856
    Abstract: A container that is capable of loading articles onto a cassette for containing articles and the like with high reproducibility and is suitably applicable to a paper-made refill, is provided with, as shown in FIG. 1, if two constituting surfaces of container-constituting surfaces, which stand facing each other across an opening (6) with a predetermined size in one of the container-constituting surfaces, are supposed as first and second container-constituting portions (1 and 2), at least a lid-constituting portion (11) that has a width extending beyond the opening (6) and makes a mountain fold on the container-constituting portion (1), and a lid-closing portion (12) that makes a mountain fold on the lid-constituting portion (11) to engage the container-constituting portion (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: MAX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiichi Haramiishi, Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 8777039
    Abstract: A cap may be adapted to engage a container and may preferably be adapted to facilitate engaging the container with another object or may be adapted to otherwise possibly simplify transport, use, or storage of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cool Gear International LLC
    Inventors: Donna Roth, Henry Roth
  • Patent number: 8763431
    Abstract: A washing machine comprising a cabinet open at an upper portion, a top cover coupled to the upper portion of the cabinet and including an opening for loading and unloading laundry therethrough, a lid assembly rotatably coupled to the top cover to open and close the opening, and a first hinge unit connecting the lid assembly with the top cover and reducing a speed of closing the lid assembly is provided. In the washing machine, the closing speed of the lid assembly is reduced to mitigate shock between the lid assembly and the top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dongyoon Kim, Youngbae Park, Seongno Yoon, Kichul Cho, Younggon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140175107
    Abstract: A storage assembly for an associated vehicle includes a pocket for storing associated articles. A lid is pivotally secured and selectively positionable between an open position that allows access to the pocket and a closed position that covers the pocket. The lid has an inner, first surface that coincides with a maximum fill line of the pocket when the lid is in the closed position, a recess formed in the first surface of the lid adjacent a first edge of the lid, and an object bumper extending adjacent at least a portion of the recess for preventing the associated articles from interfering with pivotal movement of the lid relative to the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert A. Skapof, Dwayne W. Malone, Neal W. Luginbill
  • Patent number: 8757382
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure involve a pill-filtering article that is located and secured inside a pill container. According to one example embodiment, an assembly of articles distributes one pill at a time in the form of a single-pill dispensing apparatus that includes a pill-storage container and such a pill-filtering article. The container has an inner wall, an upper portion with a rim region where a cap may be secured, and a lower portion for containing pills. The pill-filtering article has a size and a shape that facilitates securing the article inside the pill-storage container near the inner wall, above the lower portion, and below the upper rim region, and also configured with a plurality of channel-defining regions including a first channel-defining region through which one-pill at a time passes and including a second channel-defining region through which one pill at a time passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8757429
    Abstract: An overcap (14) is provided for a container (10) having a hinge (26) supporting a moveable flap (28) to provide access to the container reservoir. First and second skirts (34, 44) are provided for engaging an upper rim on the container body, with one skirt permitting the mounting of the overcap in two alternate positions. In the first position, only the first skirt (34) engages the upper rim, which allows a removable membrane to be positioned on the upper rim of the container. In the second position, the membrane is removed and both the first and second skirts engage the inner and outer edges of the rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8752727
    Abstract: A hinge pin lock for a molded plastic container includes a locking tab molded with an upper rim of the container and connected to the upper rim by a living hinge. The locking tab is pivotable from an open position to a locked position. A channel is formed in the upper rim and is sized to receive a hinge pin of a container lid. The channel includes engagement structure that secures the locking tab in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Monoflo International, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Niemann
  • Patent number: 8733578
    Abstract: A dual-chambered beverage container in the form of a shot glass. The interior of the glass is bisected via a hinged divider flap, creating two separate chambers within the glass. The upper chamber holds a first beverage, preferably a shot of hard liquor, while the bottom chamber holds a volume of a second beverage, such as soda or juice. When the shot glass is in a resting position, the divider flap is closed, segregating the beverages in their respective chambers. A user begins to drink the first beverage, the hinged diver flap will slowly swing open, allowing the second beverage to flow out of the bottom chamber, through the upper chamber, and into the user's mouth. Thus the user experiences the taste of the shot of hard liquor only briefly before consuming the chaser beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Michaels
  • Publication number: 20140137522
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include a lid, a container having an opening wherein the lid is configured to cover the opening, a first hinge configured to allow the lid to rotate about an axis, and a second hinge configured to limit the range of rotation of the lid. In some implementations, the lid includes an extended portion that projects away from a side surface of the container when the lid is on top of the container such that when the lid is on top of the storage container, the lid can be raised from the storage container by applying an upward force to the extended portion. In some implementations, the lid includes a groove around the perimeter of the lid wherein the groove is configured to receive the rim of the container when force is applied to the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Regina Junior
  • Patent number: 8727162
    Abstract: A cover for a medical waste disposal receptacle and a method of manufacturing a cover for a medical waste disposal receptacle. The cover generally comprises a body portion configured to substantially close an open end of the receptacle and a lid portion hingedly interconnected to the body portion via an integrally formed hinge extending between the lid portion and a portion of the body portion. The body portion includes a covering surface with an access opening therethrough and at least a first, fixed sloped slide surface depending from the covering surface configured to provide a fixed tortuous path extending from the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventor: M. Brian Finnestad
  • Publication number: 20140131374
    Abstract: The invention discloses a cashbox (2) and a money validator (1) with the cashbox (2); the cashbox (2) comprises: a left shell (41), comprising first, second and third side walls (41a, 41b, 41c); a right shell (42), being symmetric with the left shell (41), and comprising fourth, fifth and sixth side walls (42a, 42b, 42c); a first fixing panel (43), fixedly connected to the second side wall (41b) and the fifth side wall (42b) through screws; a second fixing panel (44), fixedly connected to the third side wall (41c) and the sixth side wall (42c) through screws; an upper cover (6), which comprises a money entrance (21) and is inserted with the left shell (41) and the right shell (42), so as to form the top surface of the cashbox (2); a box door fixing panel (52) and a box door (51) pivotally connected to the box door fixing panel (52) through a pivot shaft (53), forming the back surface of the cashbox (2) together, wherein, the box door fixing panel (52) is inserted with the left shell (41) and the right shell (
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Fang Xu, Jigang Zhang, Kelin Guo, Zhenhua Song
  • Publication number: 20140124522
    Abstract: A closure for a preformed food container such as an sandwich wedge comprises a one-piece blank including an aperture (4) into which the food container is inserted. The blank is foldable about a predetermined line (6) to form a front wall (8) overlying a back wall (9) and trapping between the front and back walls a projecting lip extending from a rim of the container. The front (8) and back (9) walls are sealed together, thereby closing the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DIRECT FOOD PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Lewis Bentham