Including Abutment Or Retaining Means To Hold Closure In Open Position Patents (Class 220/831)
  • Patent number: 11547194
    Abstract: Modular cases for cosmetic products include a base having on a first lateral side a longitudinal slot and a protrusion on the slot, and on a second lateral side a central perforation with a vertical element. Cases can also include a cover having on a first lateral side a plurality of longitudinal protuberances corresponding to the protrusion, and on a second lateral side a central perforation corresponding to the vertical element of the base. A case can also a housing for a container cosmetic products, having a first lateral side with a plurality of longitudinal protuberances corresponding with the protrusion of the base and sliding on the longitudinal slot of the base, a longitudinal slot on the plurality of longitudinal protuberances, and a protrusion on the longitudinal slot. The housing can include on a second lateral side a central perforation corresponding to a vertical element of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Pieriplast S.A.C.
    Inventor: Lia Giovanna Bacigalupo Salas
  • Patent number: 11378497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tissue processor (100) for automatically processing histological tissue specimens, the tissue processor (100) comprising a plurality of containers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) each being provided for a respective histological process for processing at least one tissue carrier, a robotic arm (9) for handling a tissue carrier between the containers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) for being processed in each of the containers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), and a control unit for controlling the histological process in each of the containers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) and for controlling the robotic arm (9), wherein the control unit is configured such that the robotic arm (9) handles a tissue carrier between the containers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) while the histological process in each of the containers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) continues in an uninterrupted fashion, so that the execution of the process for each tissue carrier is independent from the loading order and/or process duration of other tissue carriers being proc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: MILESTONE S.r.l.
    Inventors: Matteo Minuti, Francesco Visinoni
  • Patent number: 11220378
    Abstract: Cap for drink bottle or similar recipient that comprises a base element comprising a drinking nozzle and a substantially tubular portion adapted to be secured to a neck of the bottle or recipient, a covering element comprising a flip top adapted to hermetically seal the drinking nozzle of the base element, and anti-tamper means of the top adapted to provide a visual indication of whether the top has already been removed for a first time from the drinking nozzle; the covering element comprises a tubular portion adapted to be secured to the outside of the substantially tubular portion of the base element, and the anti-tamper means of the top comprise an interlocking element extended from a lower edge of the top; wherein, the interlocking element is adapted to latch through the inside a front window of the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Manufacturas Inplast, S.A.
    Inventor: Jose Maria Garcia Alberola
  • Patent number: 11091302
    Abstract: A container system, including a base with a rim having a pair of protrusions on opposite sides of the base extending into the base; and a lid having a peripheral outer rim. The lid includes a pair of partial peripheral troughs positioned radially inward of the outer rim, ends of the partial peripheral troughs being spaced apart to form a pair of peripheral gaps on opposite sides of the lid to receive the pair of protrusions of the base to attach the lid to the base. The lid has a hinge about which the lid folds as a first part of the lid is lifted to provide access to the interior volume of the base while a second part of the lid on an opposite side of the hinge remains attached to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SABERT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason S. Schuler, Yohanan Siskindovich
  • Patent number: 10618729
    Abstract: A flexible pail having a container that is adapted to stand upright. The container may have a flexible sheet, a cover, a base, a flap and an odor barrier. The cover may be attached to a first upper end of the flexible sheet, while the base may be attached to a second lower end of the flexible sheet. The cover may have a flap pivotably attached thereto, such that the flap is adapted to pivot between an open position and a closed position. The cover may further have an opening and an odor barrier disposed in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Munchkin Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Sung Yun Chan, Kevin Douglas Johnson, Agnes Yena Lee
  • Patent number: 10517187
    Abstract: A frame structure for a cabinet enclosure has a front frame assembly having first and second front pillars, a rear frame assembly having first and second rear pillars, a first side brace member, and a second side brace member, each having a beam that has opposite ends, with the opposite ends of each side brace member connected to one of the front pillars and one of the rear pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CFW Investments LLC
    Inventor: Li Chen
  • Patent number: 9868569
    Abstract: A storage box includes a box body having an opening, an upper cover and a side cover. The upper cover has an upper cover body covering removably an upper opening portion of the opening of the box body, a waterproof segment connected to a portion of a periphery of the upper cover body, and two pivot segments connected respectively to opposite ends of the waterproof segment. The side cover has a side cover body covering removably a side opening portion of the opening of the box body, and a pivot section connected pivotally to the pivot segments and having a side edge connected to a portion of a periphery of the side cover body. The pivot section is covered by and received in the waterproof segment of the upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Yi-Ra Wu
  • Patent number: 9814330
    Abstract: A pizza slice container includes an upper member having an upper surface; a lower member having a bottom surface and at least one sidewall, the lower member attached to the upper member by at least one hinge, wherein the upper surface and the bottom surface are opposed. The upper member includes at least one retention spike extending from the upper surface of the upper member toward the bottom surface of the lower member. The lower member includes at least one retaining tab extending substantially perpendicular from a sidewall of the lower member; and at least one rib extending from the bottom surface of the lower member toward the upper surface of the upper member. The upper and lower members are movable with respect to one another between an open position and a closed position. Other embodiments of the pizza slice container, and methods for its use, are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: PIZZA ON “DA” GO, LLC
    Inventor: Michele N. DiMeo
  • Patent number: 9642291
    Abstract: EMI-proof server chassis preventing EMI on an electronic component, includes a chassis and a double aperture flexible piece. The chassis includes a connection portion connected to the chassis, a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion. The first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are connected to and disposed on two sides of the connection portion. The first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are parallelly prolonged, and substantially opposite to each other. The double aperture flexible piece, shaped as a curvature plate, has a first aperture and a second aperture on two sides. The first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are engaged to the first aperture and the second aperture respectively, and the portion of the double aperture flexible piece between the first aperture and the second aperture is curved toward the electronic component, and contact with the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ying-Chao Peng, Chi-Cheng Hsiao, Kuo-En Chang, Chih-Wei Chiang
  • Patent number: 9216855
    Abstract: A lid for a container includes an upper panel portion and at least one connector extending rearward of the upper panel portion. A lip extends downward of the upper panel portion. A plurality of vent openings are molded into the lid. Some of the vent openings may be formed through the lip. Some of the vent openings may be formed through a substantially vertical front surface of the lid below a flange to prevent rain from entering the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Philip A King, Jon P Hassell
  • Patent number: 9211981
    Abstract: A container including a lid having one of a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion for engaging the first engagement portion. A base having the other of the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion. The first engagement portion and second engagement portion are engageable to define different positions between the lid and the base, including selective one-way engagement between a first opened arrangement between the lid and the base and a second opened arrangement between the lid and the base, as well as a closed position between the lid and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Jose Roberto Goldschmidt, Flavio Chapela, Djalma Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9004282
    Abstract: A nestable container and lid are provided. A first container may be received by a second container such that the first container nests in the second container. The lid of the first container is also nestable in the open lid of the second container when the lids of the first container and the second container are opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: William Van Ness
  • Patent number: 8967425
    Abstract: A cover apparatus for an electronic device is provided. The cover apparatus includes a cover configured to be pivotably coupled to a body of the electronic device to open or close a portion of the body, and an elastic member, one end of which is supported by the cover, and the other end of which is supported by the body. The elastic member provides a driving force to pivot the cover in a direction for opening the portion of the body, and the cover includes a seating portion configured to fix the one end of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wan-Hyoung Lee
  • Publication number: 20150042742
    Abstract: A two-way-openable printer includes a hinge portion for connecting an upper unit and a lower unit, provided at the rear of the printer, and a paper ejection opening of the printer at the front. The hinge portion has a lower hinge bracket connected to the lower unit, an upper hinge bracket connected to the lower hinge bracket with a pivot pin and pivotable about the pivot pin, and a bracket cover for the upper hinge bracket. The upper unit has a portion which allows the upper unit to pivot about the bracket cover. The upper unit has a first opening mode in which it is opened at the front ejection opening side, and a second opening mode in which it is fully opened by pivoting at the hinge portion so that a first side surface of the upper unit faces downward and an opposite side surface faces upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Onodera
  • Publication number: 20150021347
    Abstract: A cosmetic container which is capable of stabilizing an action of a hinge portion is provided with a single pivot shaft member having biasing means, and improving opening and closing functions of a lid body. Included are: a container main body configured to contain a cosmetic; a lid body turnably provided to the container main body and capable of opening and closing the container main body; and a first pivot support member and a second pivot support mechanism disposed on a pivot axis about which the lid body turns, and causing the container main body to turnably support the lid body. The first pivot support member includes: a compression coil spring located between the container main body and the lid body and configured to generate resilience when compressed in a direction along the pivot axis; and a lock member and a pivot member configured to compress the compression coil spring in the direction along the pivot axis and to release the compression by turning of the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yuzo Yoshida, Michiaki Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8899432
    Abstract: A while-in-use electrical box cover includes a base and a hood. The base has a box-like structure and an open front face and includes a base hinge mount. The hood has a front wall for covering the open front face of the base and includes a hood hinge mount. A hinge pin joins the base hinge mount and the hood hinge mount in a pivoting configuration. An accepting member including a first contact surface extends from the base hinge mount. A load dispersing member included on the hood has a second contact surface configured to engage the first contact surface when the hood pivots to a fully open position. Engagement of the first contact surface and the second contact surface creates a stress in the hood, and the load dispersing member disperses the stress away from the hood hinge mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Kevin Jolly
  • Patent number: 8875939
    Abstract: A storage unit having sidewalls and a lid hinged to a sidewall. A support device has one end mounted to the lid and one end received in a track recessed in a sidewall and operable to follow in a travel path defined by the track when the lid is raised and lowered. The track having a rest surface on which the end of the support device in the track can rest to support the lid in the open position. The storage unit can include a latch assembly associated with a sidewall and the lid to selectively secure the lid in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Phillips, Michael Vogler
  • Publication number: 20140284347
    Abstract: The present invention is a closing device (1; 71; 91; 101) for a container (50; 51), comprising: a main body (2; 72; 92) suited to be connected to the container (50; 51) and comprising an opening (4) for the passage of a product flowing out of the container (50; 51); a cover (12; 82) comprising closing means (23) of the opening (4) and suited to be arranged in a closed position with respect to the main body (2; 72; 92), in which the closing means (23) intercept the opening (4), and suited to be arranged in an open position, in which the closing means (23) do not intercept the opening (4). In said closed position, at least one portion of the cover (12; 82) does not face said main body (2; 72; 92).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Giuseppe Fracasso
  • Patent number: 8789718
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a lid comprising of: a brim latch adjoining a rim that extends around a periphery of the lid; a support tab in mating engagement with at least one wing that comprises of a top rim, an elevated member that extends upward and circumferentially from the brim latch, at least one sloped wall, and two side walls; and at least one film strip removably attached to the at least one wing, wherein the at least one film strip substantially covers the top rim of the at least one wing, which includes an arcuate portion sloping from side to side forming a u-shaped slope wherein the sides protrude upward and outward defining a lip contacting area causing a seal to be formed when the lip contacting area is engaged by an individual's lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Isaac S. Daniel, Peter Mastrorio
  • Patent number: 8763851
    Abstract: A door assembly is provided that includes a door, a hinge portion, a locking member and a damper member. The locking member locks the door in an opened position and the damper member provides resistance as the door moves from the opened position to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Weiwei Allen Jiang, Yong Terry Wang
  • Patent number: 8695857
    Abstract: An object is to provide a cap that can be flexibly designed, such as a cap that can be prevented or reduced from being increased in volume when the lid member has been attached to the cap body, while at the same time providing a capability to increase the distance between the lid member and the cap body when the elastic member has been restored, as well as providing a container equipped with the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Taisei Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Hamamoto, Hideo Nishikura
  • Patent number: 8622281
    Abstract: A tamper-evident dispensing spout is configured for use on single-serve cartons, such as paper-based gable-topped cartons. The spout structure includes a spout body having a generally cylindrical wall portion, and a mounting flange extending outwardly from one end of the wall portion. The spout body defines a dispensing opening generally opposite the flange portion, with an opening member hingedly mounted on the spout body for movement from a first, sealed position, to a second, opened position for consumption of the container's contents. The opening member preferably includes a locking element so that the opening member is conveniently retained in its opened position during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventor: Lanny Baker
  • Patent number: 8602255
    Abstract: A socket connector packaging includes a main body and a cover. The main body includes a first sidewall and a pivot positioned on the first sidewall. The cover includes a second sidewall, a coupling portion and a stop portion. The coupling portion and the stop portion are positioned on the second sidewall and opposite to each other. The pivot is placed over the coupling portion, thereby making the cover to be rotatable relative to the main body through the pivot. The stop portion is configured for preventing the cover from further rotating when the pivot contacts with the stop portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Jun Song, Yong-Zhao Huang
  • Patent number: 8567637
    Abstract: A mobile device is disclosed. A battery housing cover mechanism (80) of the mobile device comprises a cover member (81), a pivot shaft module (90) having a pivot shaft (92), and a pivot shaft module support mechanism (I00). The module (90) is movably supported by the module support mechanism (I00). The pivot shaft (92) is located in the recessed section (107). When the cover member (81) is opened excessively beyond the normal open position, the module (90) is moved to pull the pivot shaft (92) out of a recessed section (107). Therefore, the pivot shaft (92) is prevented from receiving an excessive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Fujitsu Component Limited, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Mori, Hiromi Ohtsuka, Takeshi Miyahara
  • Patent number: 8523010
    Abstract: In one example, a bistable cover assembly includes a cover, a base, an intermediate part; and pre-tensioned spring, the spring being attached to the base and the intermediate part such that the spring biases the intermediate part into two stable positions, the cover interfacing with the intermediate part and being closed in a first of the two stable positions and open in a second of the two stable positions. A method for assembling a cover assembly is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Josep Ortiz Mompel, Ismael Chanclon Fernandez, Eduardo Martin Orue
  • 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: 8517211
    Abstract: A ventilation apparatus for a cooler combination. The ventilation apparatus has a first cooler engageable portion and a second cooler engageable portion. Each portion is configured to interoperate with either a first cooler location or a second cooler location. A body section connects the first and second cooler engageable portions together. The cooler has four perimeter walls and a lid. The ventilation apparatus is positioned at the first cooler location and second cooler locations which are located on the lid and the perimeter walls. The apparatus maintains a ventilation space between the lid and the cooler perimeter walls promoting ventilation of the interior space of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Chris Brown, Chad Gibbon
  • Patent number: 8448804
    Abstract: A cover for a container, in accordance with one embodiment that allows quick and easy access to products within the container. The cover for a container includes a pivot score line transversing the cover thereby forming a front cover portion and a back cover portion. The pivot score line pivotally connects the front cover portion and the back cover portion. The cover also includes a fastening device. The fastening device includes a first fastening component mounted on the front cover portion and a second fastening component mounted on the back cover portion. The first fastening component engages the second fastening component upon pivoting the cover at the pivot score line. Using the present embodiment, products may be repeatedly dispensed from a container quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Ropak Corporation
    Inventor: Frano Luburic
  • 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: 8376182
    Abstract: A closure having a base and a lid is provided. The lid is movable between a closed and an open position. The closure comprises retaining means for stably retaining the lid in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Francis Lepage
  • Publication number: 20130020330
    Abstract: A food product dispenser has a hinged lid which can be converted between a self-closing lid and a lid which is not self-closing and, in the non-self-closing configuration, can be retained open by gravity, including while the dispenser is in a frontwardly-tilted orientation. The invention includes methods of making the lid conversion while setting up the dispenser, illustratively by inspecting one or all of the hinge structures and adding a hinge stop to a hinge structure, or removing a hinge stop from the hinge structure, in light of the result of the inspection. An optional frontwardly-disposed down panel may have a planar surface or surface element which can be printed with graphics and/or a textual message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Lee Thomas Luft, Steven Ang
  • Publication number: 20130001184
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a dispensing closure with a stay open mechanism. The dispensing closure includes a body portion and a lid portion. The lid portion can be operatively connected to the body portion at a hinge. The body portion can include at least one first stop section and the lid portion can include at least one second stop section. The first stop section(s) and the second stop section(s) can be located adjacent the hinge. Engagement of the first stop section(s) and the second stop section(s) can be configured to retain the lid portion in an open position. The engagement can be created when the lid portion is moved in a first direction (e.g., opening of the closure).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian David Groubert
  • Patent number: 8336725
    Abstract: A one-piece re-sealable sealing device (210) for use with a container (212), operable between a closed position and an open position in which, when the sealing device (210) is in the closed position it forms a folded shape comprising an upper part (240), a middle part (230) and a base part (220), hinged together. The sealing device (210) further comprises a lever (245,226,224) both for levering the sealing device (210) from the closed position to the open position, and for pivoting the sealing device (210) from the open position to the closed position to re-seal the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Alexandre Paris
  • Publication number: 20120305442
    Abstract: A wet/dry compact that contains a volatile product until a time of use. The wet/dry compact includes an automatically opening hinge assembly that pivotably couples a base at least partially encasing a translucent pot, a rotatable lid assembly, and a pot lid in-line with each other. The automatically opening hinge assembly having interference tabs configured to automatically open and/or close the pot lid assembly when the rotatable lid assembly is opened and/or closed relative to the base. The wet/dry compact includes a solid liner that completely covers an opening of the translucent pot and seals the pot lid assembly to a rim of the translucent pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20120279969
    Abstract: An overcap is provided and forms a closure for at least a portion of an access opening on the container. A stand-off rim is formed on the upper surface of the overcap adjacent the peripheral edge. The overcap includes a closure body. A sealing flap is pivotally attached to the closure body and movable between a first position for covering the container access opening and a second position for exposing the access opening. A projection is positioned adjacent the stand-off rim on the closure body and defines a receiving gap for receipt and frictional engagement of the stand-off rim on the sealing flap in the open position. The frictional engagement of the sealing flap releasably retaining the sealing flap in the open second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith E. Antal, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120267370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fuel dispensing unit (1) for refuelling vehicles, comprising a base module (2) comprising a housing having a front side (10), a rear side (12) and end sides (11, 13) connecting said front and rear sides (10, 12), said housing being enclosed by wall sections. At least a first of said wall sections forms a first door (20), wherein said first door (20) is extending along at least a portion of the front side (10) or the rear side (12) and at least a first portion of one of the end sides (11, 13), said first door (20) being pivotable towards a second portion of said one of the end sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Annika Birkler, Hanna Helgesson, Bengt I. Larsson, Kevin Burnett, Paul De La Port, Scott Negley, Neil Thomas
  • Patent number: 8286817
    Abstract: A multi-section lid for a can containing edible material includes a lid base, a cover portion, and a tear strip. The lid base can attach the lid to the can. The lid base defines one or more openings that permit access to the edible material. The cover portion includes one or more doors to cover the openings. The tear strip portion is positioned between the lid base and the cover portion. The tear strip portion is connected to the lid base and the cover portion by a plurality of bridges. The mold for forming the lid includes cavities that define flow channels that permit the lid material to flow through bridge cavities to fill the cavities in the mold during formation of the lid such that the lid base, the cover portion, and the tear strip portion are the single integral component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: McCormick & Company, Incorporated
    Inventors: Tracie Lynn Wilson, Steve Gift, Tom Coulter, Duane Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20120223074
    Abstract: A device for maintaining freshness in a packaged consumable product, which includes multiple portions of the consumable product, includes a container defining an interior and having an opening, a closure that can be mounted to the container and is configured to move between an opened position that allows access to the interior of the container and a closed position where the closure closes and seals the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Charles W. Porter, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120199610
    Abstract: A tube is configured to store and discharge fluid materials. The tube includes a container and a closure formed to include a fluid-discharge port and coupled to the container to place the fluid-discharge port in communication with any fluid stored in an interior region formed in the container. In illustrative embodiments, the closure includes a base coupled to the container and formed to include the fluid-discharge port, a flip-top cap, and a hinge arranged to interconnect the base and the flip-top cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tony Cain
  • Publication number: 20120168442
    Abstract: A process for the development and improvement of an ecological, hygienic and re-closeable beverage container end closure wherein the non-ingestible and non-inhalable hermetical wrapper and the tab are designed to remain on the beverage container end closure. The new process shall be uniquely coined as “hygienecological”. The process incorporates a cellophane, hermetical wrapper that adheres to the beverage container end closure. The beverage container is partially covered with the wrapper or “crown”. In the cross-sectional view, the crown covers the upper and the immediate anterior surface area of the beverage container. The opener tab member of the circular lid is covered by the configuration of the cellophane hermetical wrapper. Within the inner wall of the unopened beverage container, the convex ledge of the circular lid rests inside the corresponding and underlying concave recipient member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Pamela D. Bradley
  • Patent number: 8210387
    Abstract: A container having a container portion with an interior space in which articles to be transported can be stored and a lid pivotably connected to the container portion. The lid is moveable relative to the container portion between an opened and closed position. The container also includes a latch arrangement that is constructed to secure the lid in covering relation with respect to the container portion and a hinge structure that is constructed to enable the lid to pivot relative to the container portion. The container includes a support that engages a surface on which a bottom surface rests when the lid is in the opened position, so as to support the lid in the open position. The support is positioned proximate to the container portion when the lid is in the closed position and movable to an extended position when the lid is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Noam Twig, Gil Vilkomirski
  • Publication number: 20120164283
    Abstract: A lid is provided that includes an access opening in a top wall thereof selectively coverable by a pivotable cover. The lid attaches to a foodstuff container and provides access to an interior of the container. The lid achieves this without requiring removal of the lid while also providing an impeded foodstuff dispense path having greater control. The cover pivots between open and closed positions, and in one form, can be secured in one or both positions. This can be achieved by releasably securing the cover to the top wall to hold the cover in the closed position and/or capturing a tab of the cover within a depression in an edge portion of the lid to hold the cover in the open position. The cover can further be integrally attached to the lid so that the cover is generally coplanar with the top wall when in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Robert KISSNER, Abby Rose Herstich, Michele Marie Dziaba, Takeisa R. Sledge
  • Patent number: 8206058
    Abstract: A manhole cover assembly includes a frame defining an access opening, first and second mounting posts extending from the frame, and a cover for covering the access opening. The cover includes first and second mounting recesses that pivotally receive the first and second mounting posts respectively, such that said cover is movable between an open position and a closed position by rotating the recesses about the posts. At least one of the recesses includes a locking groove that aligns with the post when the cover is moved to an open position to lock the cover in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: East Jordan Iron Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Vrondran, David E. Fuller, Jeremy I. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120104012
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a container is disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a latch rod comprising a proximal end, a distal end opposite the proximal end, a recessed rod segment disposed between the proximal and distal ends, and a first intermediate rod segment disposed between the recessed rod segment and the distal end. The first intermediate rod segment comprises adjacent horizontal and vertical planar sections. At least one strike plate is provided comprising a slot comprising an open end and a closed end opposite the open end. The slot of the strike plate is configured to slidably engage the first intermediate rod segment, and the open end of the slot is configured to receive the vertical planar section of the first intermediate rod segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Henry Cowie, Tobias Mckay Bridges
  • Publication number: 20120104013
    Abstract: A container with a detent mechanism is disclosed. In one embodiment, a container comprises a housing comprising a side wall, a lid comprising a top surface and a lip depending from the top surface, and a detent mechanism disposed between the lip and the side wall. The lid is pivotably coupled with the housing and is configured to rotate between a first position covering an open end of the housing, a second position substantially exposing the open end, and an intermediate position between the first and second positions. The detent mechanism is configured to arrest the rotation of the lid at each of the positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Henry Cowie
  • Patent number: 8157124
    Abstract: A soap dish has a plurality of apertures for the passage of water. An imperforate tray is fabricated of a moisture impervious material for the retaining of water in the tray. A primary region supports the tray. A secondary region is laterally spaced from the primary region. A coupling assembly includes an attachment mechanism. The attachment mechanism has an internal end and an external end. The internal end is operatively coupled with respect to the primary region. The external end is operatively coupled with respect to the soap dish. The coupling assembly is adapted to allow the movement of the soap dish with respect to the tray between an inoperative orientation and an operative orientation and through an intermediate orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Sivathanu B. Kumar
  • Patent number: 8141743
    Abstract: A tube assembly has a main body portion in a cylindrical configuration with upper and lower ends. The tube assembly includes an upper component having a downwardly extending section received within the upper end of the main body portion. The upper component has an upwardly extending section and a transitional section coupling the upwardly and downwardly extending sections. The tube assembly includes a lower component having an upwardly projecting section received within the lower end of the main body portion and downwardly projecting sections. The lower component has an intermediate section with opposed ends coupled to the downwardly projecting sections and a center coupled to the upwardly projecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin J. Corrigan
  • Publication number: 20120067915
    Abstract: A closure having a base and a lid is provided. The lid is movable between a closed and an open position. The closure comprises retaining means for stably retaining the lid in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Francis Lepage
  • Patent number: 8074833
    Abstract: A trash can assembly has a shell and a lid fitted over the top end of the shell, with the lid having a bracket secured to the bottom of the lid. A slot provided adjacent the top of the shell, with the bracket moving through the slot as the lid is opened and closed. A movable lock member provided at the top of the shell, the lock member movable from an extended position where the lock member covers a portion of the slot, to a retracted position where the lock member is clear of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Simplehuman LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor
  • Publication number: 20110266297
    Abstract: An airtight compact that contains a volatile product until a time of use. The airtight compact includes a translucent and fragile pot partially encased by a base assembly, which has a rotatable lid assembly pivotably coupled to the base assembly. The rotatable lid assembly comprising a liner over-molded to an inner lid that directly seals to a rim of the fragile pot partially encased by the base. The fragile pot may be formed of a translucent glass, which is protected by the base and the rotatable lid assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Timothy Thorpe, Adrian C. Apodaca