Plural Pivotable Closure Sections Patents (Class 220/826)
  • Patent number: 10315545
    Abstract: A center console armrest is provided for preventing an armrest from being interfered with an external wall of a center console when the armrest is opened by forming a proximal end portion of the armrest that can be further rotated and inserted into the internal to the console when the armrest is opened, may include an armrest configured to be opened on an upper portion of the center console; a lead portion rotatable about a main hinge disposed inside the center console to cause the armrest to be opened; an armrest hinge configured to connect the lead portion and the armrest; a lower end portion protrusion disposed inside a proximal end portion of the armrest to be inserted into the center console; and a guide rail for guiding movement of the lower end portion protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, DAEJOO PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Sik Choi, Hye Kyung Kim, Young Ju Lee, Dae Ig Jung, Hong Sik Chang, Keun Hong Bae, Ki Young An
  • Patent number: 10076210
    Abstract: According to embodiments described in the specification, a head assembly for a brewing apparatus is described. The head assembly includes a lid portion coupled to a fixed base portion and moveable between open and closed positions; a lock coupled to the lid portion and slideable between locked and unlocked positions; a lever with a first end connected to the lock, an axis point connected to the lid portion, and a second end; and a cover movably coupled to the lid portion and abutting the second end of the lever, such that pressure on the cover rotates the lid portion to the closed position, and rotates the lever so as to slide the lock into the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Hale
  • Patent number: 9150354
    Abstract: A product line of heavy-duty rolling trash receptacles designed for exterior household and commercial use, and featuring a unique, interlocking, magnetic lid system that will keep the contents secure and safe from animal pests when closed, yet remain open by magnetic attraction when the cans are opened for emptying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Doris Gischel
  • Patent number: 9132943
    Abstract: A cover for a food container includes a first cover piece and a second cover piece. The second cover piece is hingably and releasably coupled to the first cover piece so that the first cover piece and the second cover piece are separable from one another. At least one tab extends laterally away from at least one of the first cover piece and the second cover piece, and is engageable by a user to lift an end of the at least one of the first cover piece and the second cover piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Jack
  • Patent number: 9096374
    Abstract: A lid for industrial or commercial large size solid waste containers has a ribbed single layer central portion and a peripheral edge having a hollow double wall boxed configuration. The lids have substantial symmetry so that the lids may be stacked and nested with alternate lids oriented in opposite front-to-back directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Craig V. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150108154
    Abstract: A containment system includes a bounded container having a shaped rim region and a sealing multi-hinged lid system engaging respective rim regions and respective closing lid members. Optionally, the wall sections are collapsible and a rim-lid interface and a lid-lid interface are discontinuous to aid sealing. Optionally, a sliding lock function is provided to enhance positive lid closure. An alternative interfitting arrangement provides a positive compressive urging proximate respective contact regions where the lids and the shaped rim interfit, and between lids, to provide air and moisture resistance to the containment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel GREENBERG
  • Publication number: 20150083741
    Abstract: A cover for a food container includes a first cover piece and a second cover piece. The second cover piece is hingably and releasably coupled to the first cover piece so that the first cover piece and the second cover piece are separable from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Jack
  • Publication number: 20150076168
    Abstract: A container with a butterfly lid closure has a base portion and two overlapping hinged lid portions for providing a secure vented closure. The container has a base with a top peripheral edge at an open top end. Two hinged butterfly lid portions are secured to the upper peripheral edge at sides of the base. The lid portions are secured to the base in a closed position by locking recesses on the lid portions that engage locking formations on the upper peripheral edge. A groove on one lid portion engages a groove on another lid portion to form a seal where the lid portions overlap. Venting channels formed on the locking formations allow air to pass in and out of the container, but prevent liquids from entering the container. Arched ridges on the container's sidewalls increase the container's rigidity and resistance to top loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Tulio Barbier, Hector Echaniz, Lawrence Murdoch, Michael Bransfield, Joseph T. Ronchetti, Anthony Bordieri
  • Publication number: 20150048149
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container comprises a bottom wall, opposite sidewalls, and opposite end walls all of which foldably joined to one another to form an interior space to receive products therein. A respective first and second top wall panels is foldably joined to respective longitudinal edges of the opposite sidewalls. A first pair of end sealing flaps each of which is foldably joined to respective lateral edge of the first top wall panel. A second pair of end sealing flaps each of which is foldably joined to respective lateral edge of the second top wall panel and wherein the first and second top wall panels is capable of being partially overlapped to cover the interior space without each of the respective end sealing flaps being substantially overlapped with one another when the container is enclosed with the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Timothy Joe Justice
  • Publication number: 20150041481
    Abstract: The present application provides a multi-piece box. The multi-piece box may include a body blank with a number of body panels and a number of second blanks with a second blank panel. The second blanks may be attached to the body blank. One or more of the body panels may include a first dimension along a first direction, the second blanks may include a second dimension along the first direction, and the second dimension may be greater than the first dimension such that the second blank panels may create a protruding end with respect to the one or more body panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORRUGATED LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Evan Dean, Yavuz Aksan, Wayne P. Gasior, Ernest Barfield Widner, Khurram Ramzan Ali
  • Publication number: 20150028034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closable packaging container (1), comprising several container parts (10, 20) and a closing mechanism (3) having at least two stable positions, wherein the closing mechanism (3) comprises an unlocking part (30) designed as a multiple joint and a locking part (31), wherein the locking part (310) acts correspondingly on the unlocking part (30) in a locking position, wherein the unlocking part (30) can be moved in a pivoting motion at least in some positions in order to unlock the closing mechanism (3), and such that the unlocking part (30) remains persistently in an unlocking position after being actuated and releases the locking part (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: udo.bodmer for solutionB
    Inventors: Udo Bodmer, Josef Krummenacher
  • Patent number: 8925761
    Abstract: A cover for a food container includes a first cover piece and a second cover piece. The second cover piece is hingably and releasably coupled to the first cover piece so that the first cover piece and the second cover piece are separable from one another. At least one tab extends laterally away from at least one of the first cover piece and the second cover piece, and is engageable by a user to lift an end of the at least one of the first cover piece and the second cover piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Jack
  • Publication number: 20140353313
    Abstract: Provided is a box includes a box body having an opened upper portion; a first cover openably disposed to seal the opened portion of the box body; a second cover openably disposed to overlap on at least partially; and a slide button operably disposed on the second cover to fix the second cover to the first cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae-Geun An
  • Patent number: 8893914
    Abstract: A temporary sealed double-door junction device, for temporarily communicating a controlled-environment chamber with a controlled-environment removable container having a flexible wall, includes a female flange normally blocked by a female door, forming an assembly for the chamber, and a male flange normally blocked by a male door, forming an assembly for the container, wherein the male flange is to be sealingly coupled to the female flange, and the male door is to be sealingly coupled to the female door and to pass through the female flange. A shaft passes through the male door at a central portion thereof, wherein, on the side of the surface to be joined with the female door, an impeller having at least two blades is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft, and on the side of the opposite surface, a crank having at least two arms is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lourd 'Innov SAS
    Inventors: Bernard Saint Martin, Claude Imbert
  • Patent number: 8887938
    Abstract: A package assembly for automated aliquot and/or dispersal processes is provided. Embodiments of the present invention include, but are not limited to: first and second portions which cooperate to contain the aliquot, wherein a flexure channel is defined in each of opposite sides of at least one of the first or second portions, the flexure channels cooperating to define a flexure axis extending through the pair of flexure channels. Thus, embodiments of the present invention may allow at least one of first and second portions of the package assembly to flex about the flexure axis in response to an opening force exerted on the package assembly such that the first and second portions separate in response to the opening force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Goldman, Michael E. Hartman, James L. Hunter, David L. Johnson, Griffiths J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20140326743
    Abstract: A carton for containing a product. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first end panel, a first side panel, a second end panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps is respectively foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels for closing an end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps comprises a first end flap foldably connected to the first side panel and a second end flap foldably connected to second side panel. The first end flap and the second end flap have cooperating features for interlocking engagement of the end flaps in a closed configuration of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Patent number: 8844762
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a beverage container having a lid housing, a seal assembly and a trigger member. The seal assembly has a drink seal to close the drink aperture. The seal assembly is rotatedly connected to the lid housing and movable between a use position and a cleaning position to allow the drink aperture to be open for cleaning. The trigger member is connected to the lid housing and is capable of engaging the seal assembly in the use position, but it cannot engage the seal assembly in the cleaning position. Additionally, a trigger lock is connected to the lid housing to prevent engagement of the seal assembly by the trigger member when the trigger lock is locked. The trigger lock may also contain a visual indicator to indicate that the lock is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ignite USA, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Y. Chiou, David Joseph, Paul Hurley
  • Patent number: 8826704
    Abstract: A rapid-access weapon safe comprising a lock box having a bottom, three sides, and a lower front panel defining an opening adapted to receive a user's hand into a chamber and at least one weapon; a weapon support in the chamber for supporting the weapon's position where a user's hand easily grasp the weapon and for protecting a weapon stored in the chamber; quick-access doors having at least two doors sealing the opening, a lock securing the doors, and a spring adapted to rapidly open the doors when the lock is opened; and a mounting bracket adapted to affix the safe onto a desired location; whereby, the safe can be mounted in a desired location, the safe doors quickly deploy when the user opens the safe, allowing an authorized user quick access to the weapon inside while preventing unauthorized access when the safe is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Marshall
  • Patent number: 8800804
    Abstract: Cookware includes removable divider inserts. A first embodiment of the invention utilizes a grill pattern on the cooking surface of the pan. Once installed, the insert creates separate chambers within the pan. Further, the insert provides an aperture at the base of the pan to allow liquids such as grease to move between chambers. The cookware is also provided with specially adapted lids that are separable into halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Roben
  • Patent number: 8770420
    Abstract: A wiring box includes: a top plate having an opening; a lid body which opens and closes the opening of the top plate; and a rotating arm, one end of the rotating arm being rotatably supported inside the opening of the top plate and another end of the rotating arm rotatably supporting the lid body, wherein the lid body is elevated while being held in a substantially vertical state inside the opening of the top plate by rotation of the rotating arm, and the opening of the top plate is closed by rotation of the lid body at a surface of the opening of the top plate so that a surface of the top plate and a surface of the lid body form a uniform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Nagaishi, Syuuhei Moriya
  • 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: 8733585
    Abstract: A lid can be configured to removably attach to a container. The lid can include multiple lid portions can open independently of each other. A first lid portion can open while a second lid portion remains closed and coupled to the container. Similarly, the second lid portion can open while the first lid portion remains closed and coupled to the container. A junction can joint the first and second lid portions and can enable pivoting of the lid so that the first and second lid portions can hingedly move with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Merrick Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Abdi, Katina C. Brown, Sadollah Vahidy, Robert J. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8727176
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a beverage container having a lid housing, a seal assembly and a trigger member. The seal assembly has one or more drink seals that engage a corresponding one or more drink apertures to close the drink apertures. The seal assembly is rotatedly connected to the lid housing and movable between a use position and a cleaning position for cleaning. The trigger member is connected to the lid housing and is capable of engaging the seal assembly in the use position, but not in the cleaning position. The trigger member is connected to the seal assembly such that the vent aperture is opened during a first portion of the operation of the trigger, and the drink apertures are opened during a second portion of the operation of the trigger so that the vent aperture is opened before the drink apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ignite USA, LLC
    Inventors: Sami M. El-Saden, Daniel M. Wodka, Joe Y. Chiou
  • Publication number: 20140103055
    Abstract: The Removable Two Panel Closure is an assembly of panels when installed in a conventional pickup truck bed box provides a secure storage compartment. When it is installed at the rear end of the bed box, tailgate, bed box sides, and floor provide a complete six sided closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: James McNeilly Todd
  • Publication number: 20140103037
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a snack container adapted for use with a beverage container comprising a lid, a beverage container engaging portion shaped to engage a rim portion of a beverage container, at least one sidewall, and a floor, wherein the lid is adapted to open and close for a user thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Bonnie Sussman Strominger
  • Patent number: 8672174
    Abstract: A lid assembly including a cover member for attachment to a container, the cover including first and second apertures providing access to contents of the container; a drinking member having a bore there through, the drinking member pivotal between a first closed position wherein the drinking member seals the first aperture and a second open position wherein the bore is aligned with the first aperture to allow contents of the container to pass through the first aperture and the drinking member; and a closure member pivotal between a first closed position wherein the closure member seals the second aperture and a second open position wherein the second aperture is exposed to allow contents of the container to pass there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Leedsworld, Inc.
    Inventor: Morgan Requel McMullin
  • Publication number: 20140021214
    Abstract: A cover for a food container is disclosed, and comprises a first cover piece and a second cover piece. The second cover piece is hingably and releasably coupled to the first cover piece so that the first cover piece and the second cover piece are separable from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: James M. Jack
  • Publication number: 20130334241
    Abstract: A lid can be configured to removably attach to a container. The lid can include multiple lid portions can open independently of each other. A first lid portion can open while a second lid portion remains closed and coupled to the container. Similarly, the second lid portion can open while the first lid portion remains closed and coupled to the container. A junction can joint the first and second lid portions and can enable pivoting of the lid so that the first and second lid portions can hingedly move with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Merrick Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Abdi, Katina C. Brown, Sadollah Vahidy, Robert J. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8602254
    Abstract: A swivel compact container has an upper casing and a lower casing hinged with each other. The upper side of the lower casing is opened or closed by a rotation of the upper casing. The swivel compact container further includes a compact fixture which is installed in the interior of the lower casing, has a rotation protrusion that protrudes from both sides of the compact fixture and is installed in the interior of the lower casing, and rotates in an upward direction about the rotation protrusion, and a compact storing casing which is installed at one side of the compact fixture, is rotatable by 360°, and includes a plurality of compact storing grooves at its upper and lower sides to store stuff therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Yonwoo Co Ltd.
    Inventor: Joong-Hyun Ki
  • Patent number: 8579152
    Abstract: A push and flip lid for a container is provided. The lid includes a lid body, an opening, a door, and first and second pivot supports. The lid body has a top and a skirt. The skirt depends downwardly from the top and extends around a periphery of the top. The opening is formed through the lid body. The door is arranged over the opening and connected to the lid body. The door has a push section and a flip section connected by a hinge. First and second pivot supports on the lid body are separated by the opening. The opening extends between the first and second pivot supports and engages the door at first and second discrete locations, respectively. As such, the flip section pivots about the hinge in response to downward pressure applied to the push section to uncover the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, George Solowiejko
  • Publication number: 20130233874
    Abstract: A storage container comprised of a container bottom, and with multiple sealable covers, configured to connect the covers to the container bottom in both open and closed arrangements, and where the covers will link to link or seal to the container, and to each other. The containers may be proportioned to stack or nest into other container bottoms, as well allow open covers to rest vertically alongside the container without significantly contacting the surface the container is resting on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: John Phillip Sundnes
  • Publication number: 20130228574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bulk bin for use with a liner bag. The bulk bin includes a sub-structure that is configured to receive forktines of lifting machinery for moving the bulk bin and a collapsible upper assembly that can support a bag with an entrance thereof in an upwardly facing orientation for filling. The bulk bin also includes at least one self supporting stiffened lid, and suitably a pair of lids. The lids may be pivoted from a closed position to an open position by orienting the bin into an inclined position in which the lids can open under gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEMS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventor: Gary Hill
  • Patent number: 8522998
    Abstract: Provided is a basket assembly that includes a container portion and a lid rotationally coupled thereto. The lid may include a rib that extends therefrom at a location proximal to an axis of rotation of the lid. The lid may be configured to interfere with an interference portion of the container portion as the lid is rotated between a closed position and an open position relative to the container portion, the interference between the rib and the interference portion being configured to maintain the lid in at least one of the open position and the closed position. Various associated apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Allen Stephen Crookshanks, Ronald Gene Tynes
  • Patent number: 8522997
    Abstract: A stopper (10) is provided for a beverage container (12) having a fill opening (14) that is closed by the stopper (10). The stopper (10) includes a main body (18), a lid (22), and a rigid lanyard loop (16). The main body (18) is configured for releasable engagement with the opening (14) of beverage container (12) and includes a drinking port (24) to allow a beverage to flow from the beverage container (12) to the mouth of a user. The lid (22) has an upper surface (26) and is hinge mounted to the main body (18) for movement between a closed position wherein the drinking port (24) is covered and an open position wherein the drinking port (24) is exposed for access by a user. The rigid lanyard loop (16) is hinge mounted for movement relative to the lid (22) between an stowed position wherein the lanyard loop (16) extends adjacent the upper surface (26) of the lid (22) and a deployed position wherein the lanyard loop (16) extends away from the upper surface (26) with the lid (22) in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventors: Marvin Lane, Dwayne Boroski, Shawn Young
  • Publication number: 20130213988
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bottom discharge container suitable for being handled by a container handling arrangement. The bottom discharge container includes a pair of opposed end walls, a pair of opposed side walls connected to the end walls and forming an enclosure, and an at least partially displaceable floor which is displaceable between a raised, closed position in which it extends across a bottom of the enclosure to form a base of the container, and a lower, open position in which at least part of the floor is displaced away from the bottom of the enclosure to define a discharge opening in the bottom of the container for discharging a load from the container. The container also includes a floor displacement arrangement adapted to be automatically engageable by the door actuating mechanism of the container handling arrangement in order to open and/or close the displaceable floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: BULK BOX LOGISTICS (PTY) LIMITED
    Inventor: Timothy John Fleischer
  • Patent number: 8511501
    Abstract: The theft proof lid according to the invention provides a lockable lid for a container, in particular, a standard 200-300 gallon grease bin used by most rendering and bio-fuel companies. The theft proof lid keeps thieves from stealing the bin contents. The lid is permanently installed onto the bin. A dual locking feature of the lid allows for easy pumping or dumping of the bin. First, locking pins for locking and unlocking the front corners of the lid are provided. A front half of the lid is foldable relative to a rear half of the lid, so that the front half may be unlocked and opened for pumping out the contents of the bin. A center locking bar is provided to lock the rear half of the lid from being opened. The locking bar is removed when the bin is to be lifted and dumped, allowing the lid to swing open on a back lid hinge, particularly when the lid is in a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Donald R. Onken, Jr., Joseph D. Onken
  • Patent number: 8459485
    Abstract: A two-piece lid is provided and includes a base portion defining at least two openings of differing sizes and a single cover portion connected to the base for covering the openings. At least one opening is constructed as to maximize the size of the opening. A confectionery container comprising the two-piece lid is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Jon Rathbone, Katie Hernandez, Tyler Simpson, Russ Schweizer
  • Patent number: 8448803
    Abstract: A foot actuated door opener for a waste receptacle includes a foot pedal, a door position adjustment device, and a force transfer device. The foot pedal is coupled to the waste receptacle. The door position adjustment device is coupled to a pivoting door of the waste receptacle to move the door between a closed position and an open position. The force transfer device is connected to an exterior of the waste receptacle to transfer a force applied to the foot pedal to the door position adjustment device to move the door from the closed position to the open position. A foot actuated door opener kit, a waste receptacle, and methods of installing and using the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Most Dynamic Corporation
    Inventor: Lynn W. Most
  • Patent number: 8434639
    Abstract: A push button, flip top closure for a container, includes a base portion, a push button actuator situated on the base portion and twistingly mounted thereon to pivotally rotate with respect to the base portion, a central cap having an orifice formed through the thickness thereof, the push button actuator at least partially surrounding the central cap, and a lid hingedly mounted to the base portion and positionable between at least a closed position to cover the orifice formed in the central cap and an open position to uncover the orifice formed in the central cap. The push button actuator selectively forces the lid to pivot to the open position to allow the contents of the container on which the closure is mounted to pass through the orifice in the central cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: C & N Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Brooks R. Markert
  • Patent number: 8356723
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable ice chest having an improved foot operated lid or lid arrangement. The foot operated linkages are spaced away from the food holding compartment of the ice chest, being provided at end portions or in side panels of a container body. In one embodiment, a single lid or cover is provided. In another embodiment, a pair of lids or covers are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventors: Brian S. Clement, Terence M. Adam
  • Patent number: 8322561
    Abstract: A container assembly (1) having a container body (11) and exterior shelf structures (41, 44) that are each reversibly attached to exterior surfaces (35, 38) of first (17) and second (20) sidewalls of the container body (11), is described. Each exterior shelf structure (41, 44) has a shelf base (47), and a forward shelf portion (56) and a rear shelf portion (62) that each extend upwardly from the shelf base (47). Each exterior shelf structure has a shelf space (77) that resides between and is defined in part by the forward (56) and rear (62) shelf portions. The forward shelf portion (56) of each exterior shelf structure (41, 44) has an open front or face (86) that is in communication with a recessed chamber (89) of the forward shelf portion (56). The exterior shelf structures (41, 44) may each be reversibly attached to the container body sidewalls (17, 20) by means of tabs (98) that are received within tab apertures (110) of the sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Ramsey, Henry Hay, Leslie Kirby
  • Publication number: 20120279980
    Abstract: A container includes a base and a pair of opposed side walls extending upward from the base. The pair of opposed side walls include a first side wall and a second side wall. The first side wall includes a lip at an upper portion thereof. A first lid is pivotably connected to the first side wall. The first lid can be selectively snap-fit connected to the lip of the first side wall to retain the first lid in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Gerald R. Koefelda, Simon John Stewart-Smith
  • Patent number: 8286828
    Abstract: A storage/transport container has a plurality of walls defining an upwardly open vessel having an upper rim and a generally flat cover panel hinged on one of the walls and having an inner edge. The rim has opposite to one of the walls structure forming another inner edge. The cover panel is pivotal into a closed position with the inner edges juxtaposed, retaining formations projecting generally perpendicularly from the inner edge of the cover panel and oppositely from the other inner edge that fit together in the closed position. Hooks are formed on the edges and positioned so as to be opened directly at each other in the closed position. The hooks normally are spaced apart but, on deformation of the cover panel, hook together and preventing separation of the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Fritz Schaefer GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20120255965
    Abstract: A container according to one embodiment includes a plurality of walls extending upward from a base. A lid is hingeably attachable to a first wall of the plurality of walls by a hinge formed by a hinge pin on one of the lid and the first wall and a hinge receiver formed by the other of the lid and the first wall. The lid and the first wall each include a lever point against which a tool can be leveraged to assist in attaching the hinge pin into the hinge receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Philip A. King
  • Patent number: 8251249
    Abstract: A clam-shell container system can include first and second container pieces that are hingedly connected. The first container piece can include a perimeter and a hangable tab, the hangable tab having an opening configured to receive a rod. The hinge connection can be perforated, such that it breaks upon actuation of the hangable tab to open the container system. The second container piece can include a cutout in proximity to the hinge connection and the hangable tab. Accordingly, the cutout can provide clearance for the rotation of the hangable tab beyond the hinge connection. Further, the second container piece can have a perimeter having a shape substantially similar to the perimeter of the first container piece. The perimeters can form a substantial seal in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 8205773
    Abstract: A logistic container intended to be made integral with a structure, such as a vehicle, and incorporating a clasping device intended to cooperate with a matching device carried by the structure, the container being of a geometry with several faces wherein the container incorporates at least two opening flaps each arranged on a separate face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Nexter Systems
    Inventors: Bernard Timmer, Jean-Noël Patry
  • Publication number: 20120145715
    Abstract: A temporary sealed double-door junction device, for temporarily communicating a controlled-environment chamber with a controlled-environment removable container having a flexible wall, includes a female flange normally blocked by a female door, forming an assembly for the chamber, and a male flange normally blocked by a male door, forming an assembly for the container, wherein the male flange is to be sealingly coupled to the female flange, and the male door is to be sealingly coupled to the female door and to pass through the female flange. A shaft passes through the male door at a central portion thereof, wherein, on the side of the surface to be joined with the female door, an impeller having at least two blades is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft, and on the side of the opposite surface, a crank having at least two arms is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Bernard Saint Martin, Claude Imbert
  • Patent number: 8181772
    Abstract: A dispenser having a storage compartment may hold a blister package or other object. The blister package may be slid in and out of the dispenser through an opening. Corner latches pivotally attached to the dispenser on either side of the opening move between a first position and a second position. In the first position, a portion of the corner latches extend into the opening thereby preventing the object from being removed from the dispenser. The corner latches are moved to the second position such that the corner latches no longer block the opening to the dispenser so that the blister package may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Purdue Pharma L.P.
    Inventors: Martin Short, Robert Croft
  • Patent number: 8181807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container assembly (1) that includes a support structure (11) and a container (14) that resides reversibly within the support structure interior (62). The support structure (11) includes a pair of opposed first and second support sidewalls (26, 29) each having an elongated tube (32, 44) having a first open end (38, 50) and an elongated hollow interior (35, 47). The container (14) has opposing sidewalls (77, 80) that each have an elongated channel (104, 110). The first and second elongated tubes (32, 44) of the support structure (11) are each reversibly received within the first and second elongated sidewall channels (104, 110) of the container (14), as the container is reversibly introduced (e.g., slid) into the support structure interior (62) through the open forward portion (65) of the support structure (11). The container assembly (1) may be reversibly lifted by lift members (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Henry Hay, Donald Belcher, Brian Ramsey
  • Patent number: 8141735
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel container (1) for holding foodstuffs. The container is of the type used for a holding bulk food product to be dispensed by a self serving customer in the bulk food section of a supermarket or health food establishment. The container includes a self closing lid (2) and is specially shaped to avoid the existence of a “dead space” which can lead to product in that portion becoming stale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Durapod System Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Paul Woods, Lawrence Basil Hart