Including Integrally Formed Structure To Retain Closure In Closed Position Patents (Class 220/833)
  • Patent number: 9776773
    Abstract: The fastener container in the present invention includes a receptacle base and a lid as main components combined together. Said receptacle base and lid are connected by a hinge. So that, the container utilizes the integrally formed receptacle base and lid, the user does not need to worry about that the lid missing during use, and the container can be made in any size and the structure of the container does not affect the use of the user. Moreover, the special structure of receptacle base and lid of this invention can effectively solve the problem that the screws or items fall from the opening on the side of the container to the outside when the locked container be extruded deformation by external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG YU ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 9061812
    Abstract: The present invention will provide tamper-evident container which can be displayed via a hang tag, which clearly shows whether or not the tamper-evident seal has been broken. Furthermore, the present invention uses a seal which is not connected between the cap and the container, but rather is displayed clearly above the cap. This is accomplished by a container having a rim and flange at the opening for use with an attachable and detachable cap hingedly mounted to the container, a flexible hang tag, and perforation means used in collaboration with a mounting plate and hang tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Ken Loritz
  • Patent number: 9056703
    Abstract: A container, comprising: a body; and, a closure; wherein the closure has a lid hinged to a ring mounted on the body, the lid moveable from an open position to a closed position; wherein the lid has a tab hinged thereto for: inserting into and engaging a slot formed in the ring as the lid is moved to the closed position from the open position to thereby lock the lid in the closed position; or, receiving and engaging a pin head of a pin mounted on the ring in a hole formed in the tab to thereby hold the lid in the closed position, the pin configured to detach from the ring when the tab and lid are returned to the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON, PATHOGEN DETECTION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: R. Stephen Brown, Eric Marcotte, Doug Wilton, Peter Gallant, David Robinson, Les Stokes, Peter Holdcroft, Matthew Miles, Simon Wilkinson, Lee Underwood
  • 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.
  • 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: 20150083728
    Abstract: A receptacle includes a container having a bottom wall and a side wall extending from the bottom wall. The side wall defines an opening and is comprised of a front wall portion and a back wall portion. A lid is secured to the container along the back wall portion at a spring hinge where the lid covers the opening. The front wall portion diverges as it extends away from the base at a first angle and the back wall portion diverges as it extends away from the base at a second angle where the first angle is greater than the second angle. The spring hinge defines an axis of rotation of the lid where the axis of rotation of the lid is outside of the rim of the opening. The lid is shaped and dimensioned such that the lid contacts the rim for substantially the entire periphery thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bradley Hooley, Scott Miller, William Croft
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8985385
    Abstract: A protective case which includes two mating case components and a liner extending between a peripheral area for mating engagement to ensure a relatively sealed relationship when the case components are closed. A latch face is a single elongated element on the front and has two spaced interlocking components to cooperate with hooks in the opposite case component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pelican Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Parker, John Hoven, Kevin Deighton
  • Publication number: 20150034645
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure for an in particular cylindrical packaging (1) for foodstuffs, having an insert (3) that comprises a preferably central outlet opening (6) and one part (5) of which is intended to be fastened to the packaging (1), and a cover (4) connected in an articulated manner thereto for sealing the top of the outlet opening (6), which cover is connected to the insert (3) by a tamper-evident closure, wherein the tamper-evident closure has a tamper-evident element (9) connected to the cover (4) or the insert (3) via at least one target break point (27), which element is arranged to the side of an in particular circumferential edge (12, 13) of the closure in the covering situation and is thus arranged offset to the outlet opening (6), wherein the tamper-evident element (9) has at least one stop (39, 38) edge on each of opposite ends, between which the tamper-evident element (9) is held to a protrusion (10) of the cover (4) or the insert (3) after loosening the tamper-evident closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Werner Schick
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140374429
    Abstract: A container (210) for holding granular or powdered material and formed by a top wall (212), a bottom wall (214), a front wall (216), a rear wall (218), a first side wall (220), and a second side wall (222). A rotatably removable lid (D) is interiorly mounted with a scoop (32) and is pivotally hinged to a collar (300) that includes a sealing gasket (330). The collar (300) mounts to the walls of the container (210). A sealing wall 240 of the lid (D) cooperates with the gasket 300 to prevent the contents from spilling. The container (210) incorporates powder control features, a container wall junction (50) preferred geometry and congruent scoop (32) enabling convenient access to the contents, a tolerance variation accommodating and strength improving, J-shaped collar (300) and interlocking indentations (290) and flex clips (310), and a pressure controlling portion (350) that prevents unwanted deformation due to pressure differentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: JAMES P. PERRY, CRAIG A. MCCARDELL, JEREMY MCBROOM, DAVID COMPEAU, ASHLEY A. GOHLKE, WILLIAM J. HOOK, KATHERINE J. JORDAN, FRANK S. WALCZAK, PETER B. CLARKE, J. KEVIN CLAY, RICHARD C. DARR, JACK E. ELDER, MARC A. PEDMO, CHARLES R. SCHOTTHOEFER
  • 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: 8881959
    Abstract: A dispensing closure is provided for an opening of a container wherein the closure has a dispensing condition of operation and a charging condition of operation, a neck structure (7) for fixing the closure to a container or for being fixed to a container, an outlet port (3) communicating with the opening, an actuator (9) movably mounted on the neck structure, and a deck structure (13) extending from the neck structure transversely over the opening and forming a discharge channel (61) extending substantially linearly from the outlet port to the opening and defining a longitudinal discharge direction and the longitudinal discharge direction of the discharge channel is inclined to a horizontal (H) in an acute inclination angle (alpha) and the dispensing condition of operation the deck structure is immovably fixed to the neck structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar Freyung GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Lenz
  • Patent number: 8881942
    Abstract: A package comprises a latch including first and second legs and an actuating portion. The first and second legs are joined at an angle. The actuator portion of the first leg is positioned to be displaced generally laterally to displace the second leg generally longitudinally to release the latch. In another embodiment the package has base wells on the inside surface. A generally flat marginal sealing surface encircles the first and second base wells. The wells of the base and/or lid are covered with a cover sheet to close them. Still another embodiment is a child-resistant container comprising a shell, two drawers, a stop, and a latch. The drawers are prevented from sliding apart past a limit of travel when one drawer is open sufficiently to provide access to its contents and the other drawer is not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Herve Pichot, Bruce Rabinne
  • Patent number: 8881941
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an evaporator device for volatile substances provided with a closure system that facilitates the replacement of the refill or container of the volatile substance. The invention provides a safety closure system for the evaporator device, which makes difficult for children to get access to the tablet or container of the volatile substance. A closure member and a container are associated in such a manner that during the opening movement of the closure member, at least part of the container is extracted out of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zobele Holding S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Deflorian, Walter Sordo, Franco Zobele
  • Publication number: 20140326728
    Abstract: A refuse container has a bin defining a cavity and a lid selectively inhibiting access to the cavity. A pair of opposing brackets is located below the lid. The brackets are in laterally spaced relationship such that a space is located between portions of the brackets. Each bracket has opposing inner and outer face portions with an interior gap formed between therebetween. The interior gap is fluidly isolated from the cavity. A rib is located within the interior gaps such that each rib extends inwardly relative to the space between the brackets. A retention bar is coupled to each bracket and spans the space from one bracket to the other bracket wherein opposing ends of the retention bar extend into the interior gap of each bracket, and an exposed portion of the retention bar spans the space between the brackets. The end portions of the retention bar abut the ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ORBIS CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: Narayan Raghunathan, Basil Thompson Martheenal
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140326721
    Abstract: A locking system applicable in a large container comprises a first component, a second component, and a latch (10). The latch (10) is movably received within the first component, and correspondingly the second component is provided with a groove (14) to receive a section of the latch (10) extending from the receiving section of the first component. The locking system also comprises a handle (9). The handle (9) is arranged on the first component via pivot shafts (13) and is allowed to turn towards an outer side of the first component. The handle (9) is provided at a section thereof away from the pivot shaft (13) with male pins (11). The latch (10) is provided with concave profiles in correspondence to the male pin (11). The male pin (11) and the concave profile (12) are engaged to form a sliding pair. Furthermore, the handle (9) and the latch (10) constitute a lever system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SHANGHAI HONGYAN RETURNABLE TRANSIT PACKAGINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanli Jian, Qingxin Liao, Zuocheng Qian
  • Patent number: 8844745
    Abstract: A lid structure for use with a container for storing personal care products is disclosed. The lid structure includes a lid-activation button that when pressed allows the lid top to rotate about the lid base giving a consumer access to the contents of the container. Additionally, the lid-activation button functions so that the lid top is released independent of where the lid-activation button is pressed by the consumer. To create better and more consistent opening of the lid top portion, an inner longitudinal edge of the lid-activation button may be attached to the lid bottom via a living hinge that is formed integrally with the lid base. A strengthening rib is attached to the living hinge that keeps the main body side of the living hinge immobile and encourages the button side of the living hinge to flex when the lid-activation button is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Peters, Ryan Leslie Fulscher, Robert Samuel Schlaupitz, Kieron H. Tse, James Wolford, Tyson Manullang
  • Patent number: 8820573
    Abstract: As monitor 1 held by casing 3 is upwardly pushed, clamp 2 is rectilinearly moved toward push latch 4 in cooperation with rotation of the monitor 1, the monitor 1 is rotatable by claw section 2a disengaged from locking hole 1b, and a striker holding section 4a engages with striker 2b to be forced into the main body of the latch 4 to be in engagement locked position. As the opened monitor 1 is upwardly pushed, the clamp 2 is rectilinearly moved toward the latch 4 in cooperation with the rotation of the monitor 1, the holding section 4a placed in the locked position with the striker 2b is forced into the main body of the latch 4 to be in engagement-lock releasing position, and the released section 2a is urged and moved by spring 5 to lock the hole 1b to hold the monitor 1 in closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tsuzuki, Masahiro Kanamaru, Jiro Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 8810361
    Abstract: A smart lock that can be built into or mounted onto a trash container with a lid and a can consists of two interlocking parts. The smart lock contains a primary lock operably connected to a secondary lock. The primary lock can be opened in presence of the trash collection vehicle or by a command from the owner. The secondary lock can be opened by the same conditions or when it senses mechanical and gravitational movement characteristics of the collection process, only when the first lock is open. Each lock comprises a timer and electronic circuitry that detects authorized commands and opens the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Dhruv Thukral, Viviane Soraya Ghaderi, Shervin Moloudi
  • Publication number: 20140190982
    Abstract: The present invention is a latching mechanism and a container employing that latching mechanism, where the container has a lid that is attached to the rear of the container and can be rotated upward from the front. The latch includes an arm that attaches to the walls of the container with a protrusion extending above and abutting a portion of the top of the lid to latch it in place. The latch includes an arm abutment attached to the container above the arm attachment point so that when inward force is applied to the container below the arm, the arm rotates about the arm abutment causing the protrusion to no longer abut the lid, so that the lid can be opened. Such pressure may be applied by lifting arms attached to a garbage truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Speed Eco Products and Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul G. Speed
  • Patent number: 8746957
    Abstract: A storage case is removably attachable to a hand mixer for mixing foodstuffs. The storage case includes a bottom wall that extends generally parallel to a bottom surface of the hand mixer when the storage case is attached to the hand mixer. A pair of spaced-apart and generally opposing side walls extend generally perpendicularly from the bottom wall of the storage case. A pair of spaced-apart and generally opposing end walls each extending generally perpendicularly from the bottom wall and the side walls of the storage case. At least a portion of one of the walls of the storage case is pivotally attached by a hinge. The bottom wall, side walls and end walls in combination with the bottom wall generally define a cavity for storing at least one mixing tool therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Garman, Guoyao Ye, Michael Allen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8720724
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for physically protecting an interface on an electronic device having first and second protrusions, each having a surface. The mechanism includes first and second clamping mechanisms, a hinge assembly and a cover plate. Each clamping mechanism has a pair of blocks that are detachably fastenable together. As assembled along the protrusion surface of the device, the blocks form a channel that rigidly engages that surface. The hinge assembly forms a pivotable joint and can be removably attached to the first clamping mechanism to orient the pivotable joint substantially parallel to the interface. The cover plate can be removably attached to the hinge assembly for disposal to swing on the pivotable joint between closed and open positions. In the closed position, the cover plate securely connects to at least the second clamping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Carl S. Lynn, IV
  • Patent number: 8708179
    Abstract: A product packaging device includes side portions. Each of the side portions includes a first end portion, a second end portion and a loading portion. The side portions fold together for closing the product packaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: F.D.S. Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin T. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8701913
    Abstract: The invention provides a dual-reservoir container for liquid handling. The container includes two reservoirs attached to each other by a bridge means and a base wall, and further includes an integral seal cap connected to the base wall by a fixed hinge means. The seal cap includes a lid, two annular sealing walls extending downward from the lid and adapted to seal the reservoirs, two closed dome-shaped structures extending upward from the lid and the annular sealing walls, a locking tab hingedly attached to and extending substantially co-planar with and outward from the lid, and a lid extension extending upward from the upper lid surface. The locking tab has a longitudinal slot therethrough and can be moved from its normal outwardly position to a securing position in which the longitudinal slot engages a securing member comprised in the base wall, preventing the seal cap from being unseated from the reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Meridian Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Denison Pack, Robert G. States, III
  • Patent number: 8695822
    Abstract: A container for preventing a container cap from being lost and for preventing unintended rotation thereof about a mouth of the container. Maintaining a stable posture of the an opened container cap to enhance use of an opened container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Si-Joong Kwon
  • Lid
    Publication number: 20140091103
    Abstract: Embodiments of a lid are provided. In one embodiment, the lid may be coupled to a container to provide selective access to the contents of the container. In one embodiment, the lid is configured to be stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Rockline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald C. Neitzel
  • Publication number: 20140076897
    Abstract: An enclosure system that can include an enclosure cover comprising a receiving feature. The enclosure system can also include an enclosure body mechanically coupled to the enclosure cover. The enclosure system can further include a cover release mechanism mechanically coupled to the enclosure body and disposed at least in part, within the receiving feature, where the cover release mechanism is movable between a first position and a second position. The enclosure cover and the enclosure body can be mechanically coupled to each other when the cover released mechanism is in the first position. The enclosure cover and the enclosure body can be, at least in part, separated from each other when the cover release mechanism moves to the second position from the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Yabin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8622240
    Abstract: Reclosable pour systems useful on any suitable container and containers comprising the reclosable pour systems are disclosed. The system features a pour opening comprising a hinged flap and a tab that enables latchable reclosing and reopening of the pour opening, to allow the pouring of a flowable material contained within the container. A unitary blank capable of being cut and folded to produce a container comprising the reclosable pour system, as well as methods of manufacture and use of a container comprising the reclosable pour system, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Amy Johnson Krasucki, Edgar Merino, Brian Scott Canady
  • Patent number: 8602256
    Abstract: A quick open structure for a tool box contains a body including an upper housing, a lower housing, two retaining portions, and two bearing portions; the lower and the lower housings including a first and a second chambers individually, and the first chamber including two grooves respectively and a limiting element extending therefrom, each groove including an opening, the second chamber including a receiving member; wherein the first chamber is provided to receive a locking device and includes a pressing member and an engaging member, the pressing member includes a larger-area press portion and two side straps in response to the grooves, each side strap includes a hole to receive a returning spring, and a first and a second axial rotating portions include a first orifice and a second orifice to insert two shafts respectively, each shaft includes a resilient element, the engaging member includes a fastening block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Yao-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 8596493
    Abstract: A safety closure secured against accidental opening or opening by small children comprises a lid and a cap interconnected by a hinge made of a single piece and having a single wall, the lid having a lateral skirt, a top surface with a pouring opening and an outer lateral grip that delimits a slot for engagement with the lock provided in the cap. The continuous lateral skirt has an internal thread, and a flap or ring is provided at the lower edge of the skirt for attaching the lid to the neck of a container. The inwardly extending flap secures the lid against axial movement when the lid is rotated in order to unscrew it. The cap has a sealing plug that closes the pouring opening and an external flap from which a locking body protrudes, the locking body having a central cutout that forms a spring blade that extends outwards from the locking body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fechamentos Inteligentes Desenvolvimento de Embalagens Ltda
    Inventors: Claudio Patrick Vollers, Jefferson Luiz Miranda Araújo
  • Patent number: 8596484
    Abstract: A closure comprises a hub with a central opening and a head pivotally connected to the hub, the head sealing the central opening when in a closed position, a spool rotatable about a post extending from the head, wherein rotation of the spool causes axial movement of the spool along the post, a plurality of radial arms extending from the spool to a plurality of locking segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sypris Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua A. Haibel
  • Publication number: 20130313275
    Abstract: A container having tamper evident and resistant features includes a tray, a cover and a hinge extending from the cover and tray to a radially outermost portion and having a first portion extending from a first side of the cover and a second portion extending from a first side of the tray, wherein the first and second portions are connected by at least one weakened line to define a hinge axis about which the tray and cover relatively rotate between a closed position and an opened position. The container is provided with a first tab which a user may grasp with one hand and a second tab which the user may grasp with another hand and the user may relatively pull the first tab and the second tab away from each other to tear the hinge along the at least one weakened line and separate the cover from the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan P. Gingras, Dean Garza
  • Patent number: 8567598
    Abstract: A container (1) for smoking articles may have a container portion (3), a lid (5) connected by a hinge to the container portion (3) and a ratchet mechanism (26, 37, 50, 60, 70, 80, 110, 120, 130, 140) to resist opening the lid (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Paul Gibson
  • 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: 8556118
    Abstract: The moving mechanism has a first stationary-side gear part and a second stationary-side gear part provided on a support body side; a movable-side gear part and a pinion gear provided on a supported part of a movable body; and a guide device positioned so that the movable-side gear part engages with the first stationary-side gear part and the pinion gear engages with the second stationary-side gear part. The first stationary-side gear part is formed along an arc of a virtual circle, and has teeth oriented toward a center side of this virtual circle; the second stationary-side gear part is provided adjacent to this first stationary-side gear part on the center side of the aforementioned virtual circle, is formed along an arc of a separate virtual circle from this virtual circle, and has teeth oriented toward a center side of this separate virtual circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8550270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure device for a container, comprising a base element that can be attached to an opening of the container, and a lid, such as a cover, that can be disposed back and forth between a completely closed, and a completely open, position, wherein the closure device is configured such that the lid has at least one defined intermediate position between the completely closed and the completely open positions, and wherein the closure device has at least one degassing channel, which is sealed off in the completely closed position of the lid and enables pressure compensation between a side of the closure device facing the interior of the container and the surrounding area in the intermediate position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar Freyung GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard F. K. Jäckel
  • Publication number: 20130256328
    Abstract: A display and storage box includes a box having a bottom plate with four sides, and the bottom plate has a first side plate and a second side plate respectively extending upward from two opposite sides thereof, and a third side plate and a fourth side plate respectively extending upward from the other two opposite sides of the bottom plate. A space is defined between the bottom plate, the first, second, third and fourth side plates. An opening communicating with the space is formed by folding the fourth side plate. An object can be easily put in the box or removed from the box via the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Jun-Yin HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20130256329
    Abstract: A re-sealable container is disclosed having a lid, a body, an attachment mechanism, and a seal. The seal may extend from, or be attached to, the lid and engage at least a portion of the body, such as the side wall, including the body sealing surface and/or the lip. The engagement of the seal and body creates a seal that prevents the ingress of moisture and ambient conditions into an interior space of the body. The attachment mechanism may retain the lid in a seated, closed position on the body. The configuration of the seal and attachment mechanism accommodate a degree of error in the joining and placement of the lid and body while allowing for both the formation of a seal between the lid and body and the locking of the lid when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: John Belfance, Ronald Supranowicz
  • Patent number: 8544680
    Abstract: A packaging system is configured to package a product to form a packaged product assembly. The packaging system includes a lid including a major panel, side panels, and a tab extending from one of the side panels. The packaging system also includes a box hingedly coupled to the lid that includes side walls and a bottom wall with a slot defined therein. The product may be retained by the lid against the major panel by first and second end flaps. As the lid and box are folded toward one another, the product may be loaded into the box and the tab and an adhesive member coupled thereto may extend through the slot in the bottom wall of the box. The adhesive member may then be adhered to a back surface of the box to retain the product in the packaging system. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Publication number: 20130248532
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of a trash can include a cap with a lid and an actuator. The actuator can extend outwardly from the cap at a downward angle. The actuator can be configured to maintain the lid in a closed position when a locking portion of the actuator is engaged with a securement portion of the lid. The lid can be rotationally biased toward an open position and the actuator can be configured to release the lid from the closed position upon an input of force on the actuator. The range of effective angles for the input force can enable a user of the trash can to easily open the lid by contacting the actuator with from a wide variety of angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SIMPLEHUMAN, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor
  • Publication number: 20130248531
    Abstract: A food jar has an insulated body with a wide-mouth opening for receiving food. A collar is affixed to the opening of the food jar by affixing a throat member to the collar and threading the throat into the wide-mouth body. The throat member includes a gasket at the lower end to seal the throat to the body. A lid is affixed to the collar by a hinge. The lid includes a central projection that extends into sealing contact with the gasket on the throat member to seal the lid to the throat member. A button is mounted in a channel in the lid and biased by a spring to move into an engaging position to engage the collar at an opening in the collar to secure the lid to the collar. A wire loop is provided to engage the button in an embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: THERMOS L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Patent number: 8540116
    Abstract: A hinged container is disclosed, including a base, a lid, and a hinge joining the base and lid, allowing the lid to pivot open or closed relative to the base. One of the base and the lid has a circular, outwardly tapered outer seal member disposed at least partially within its outer perimeter. The other of the base and the lid has a circular, inwardly-tapered inner seal member disposed at least partially within its outer perimeter. The inner and outer seal members are positioned to engage concentrically to wedge the inwardly and outwardly tapered surfaces together and form a seal when the base and the lid are closed, and to disengage concentrically to part the inwardly and outwardly tapered surfaces when the base and the lid are opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka
  • Patent number: 8540115
    Abstract: A package comprises a latch including first and second legs and an actuating portion. The first and second legs are joined at an angle. The actuator portion of the first leg is positioned to be displaced generally laterally to displace the second leg generally longitudinally to release the latch. In another embodiment the package has base wells on the inside surface. A generally flat marginal sealing surface encircles the first and second base wells. The wells of the base and/or lid are covered with a cover sheet to close them. Still another embodiment is a child-resistant container comprising a shell, two drawers, a stop, and a latch. The drawers are prevented from sliding apart past a limit of travel when one drawer is open sufficiently to provide access to its contents and the other drawer is not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Herve Pichot, Bruce Rabinne
  • Patent number: 8537562
    Abstract: Manufacture of electronic devices is usually accomplished through automated assembly lines using automated conveyors. These automated conveyors, typically comprising metallic components, cannot convey electronic devices into an RF chamber for testing (e.g., RF) during manufacture without compromising the efficacy of the shielding provided by the RF chamber. Thus, although electronic devices are assembled on automated assembly lines, a device is typically removed from the automated assembly line for testing, transported manually into an RF chamber, powered on, and then tested. After testing, the electronic device is powered down, manually removed from the RF chamber, and returned to the assembly line. Described herein are embodiments of a system and method to automatically transport electronic devices under power through an RF isolated chamber for testing (e.g., RF) as part of an automated assembly line process resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of electronic devices that can be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Paradigm Circuit Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Neil D. Bowie, Chang An Nan
  • Publication number: 20130228586
    Abstract: A container closure device (20) for a container (10), in particular for a beverage can (10), comprises a lid (30) having an upper face (31), a lower face (32), and an opening (33). The container closure device (20) further comprises a closure (50) having a closure part (51) for opening and closing the opening (33) and an operating device (40) for actuating the closure part (51). The closure part (51) is arranged on the lower face (32) so as to be pivotable about a first axis (A) which extends substantially parallel to the lower face (32). The operating device (40) is arranged on the closure part (51) so as to be rotatable about a second axis (B) and be rotatable from a first position (S1) into a second position (S2). The opening (33) can be closed by rotating the operating device (40) into the first position (S1) and can be opened by rotating the operating device (40) into the second position (S2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: c2c Beteiligungs GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schandl
  • Publication number: 20130228578
    Abstract: A container closure integrally formed from a synthetic resin includes a body, which has an upper surface wall, and an outer lid connected to the body so as to be pivotable between a closed position at which the upper surface wall of the body is covered and an open position at which the upper surface wall of the body is opened, wherein a raised portion having discharge ports formed on both sides is disposed on the upper surface wall of the body, the discharge ports formed on both sides of the raised portion are opened when the outer lid is pivoted to the open position, while the discharge ports formed on both sides of the raised portion are sealed fully reliably when the outer lid is pivoted to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON CLOSURES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Akaogi, Motokatsu Yamada, Ryuichi Tsukamoto, Atsushi Watanabe