Hinge Elements Interlocked By Elastic Deformation Patents (Class 220/840)
  • Patent number: 10897984
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for securely gripping a mobile device can comprise a device connecting assembly comprising an upper base with an orifice formed therein, a bottom base, and a peg formed on the bottom base, a finger gripping assembly, and at least one jointed connection assembly connecting the device connecting assembly and the finger gripping assembly. A connective material can be formed on a bottom base. The finger side strut is configured to fold between two legs of the device side strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEBRO, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roth, Christopher David McCoy
  • Patent number: 10738935
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a first front side wall, a first rear side wall, a top wall, and at least one pivotal pin structure extending from the first rear side wall. The at least one pivotal pin structure comprises a base, a shaft, and a head having a non-circular cross-sectional shape. The second portion includes a second front side wall, a second rear side wall, a bottom wall, and at least one pin holder extending from the second rear side wall. The at least one pin holder defines an opening for accepting the head of the at least one pivotal pin structure at an alignment. The head of the at least one pivotal pin structure extends through the opening. The first portion and the second portion are pivotally movable between an open configuration and a closed container configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tse-Lun Hsu, Fang-Yu Liu, Tsez-Chong Tsai
  • Patent number: 9975694
    Abstract: A waste container includes a base wall and an outer wall extending upward from a periphery of the base wall to define an upper opening. The outer wall includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion has a larger dimension in a forward and rearward direction than the lower portion. A vertical stress channel is formed in a rear portion of the outer wall. The vertical channel extends across the lower portion of the outer wall and upward partially into the upper portion. A lid may be pivotably mounted relative to the outer wall at a rear of the waste container to selectively cover the upper opening. A plurality of wheels are rotatably connected proximate a lower rear edge of the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Derick Foster
  • Patent number: 9878336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid reservoir for a paint spray gun with a container (1) and a cover (2) that is attachable on this container and has a connection part (3) to enable attaching the fluid reservoir on the paint spray gun or on an adapter, wherein the container (1) has a ventilation opening (6) that can be closed by a valve (5). In a fluid reservoir known from the state of the art, the valve is constructed in the form of a sliding valve. Here, there is the risk that the ventilation opening is not completely closed if the slide of the sliding valve has not been pushed completely into the valve housing. In order to provide a fluid reservoir with a valve that can be easily actuated manually and that can be closed reliably, it is provided for the fluid reservoir according to the invention that the valve (5) has a closing element (8) that can pivot like a rocker about a pivot axis (7) for closing the ventilation opening (6) in a fluid-tight way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SATA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Gehrung
  • Patent number: 9863174
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk bin container having a flexible rib positioned to trap a hinge rod inserted between a base portion and a side wall of the container is provided. The flexible rib is moveable from a first position blocking an opening of a hinge rod channel to a second position allowing insertion or removal of the hinge rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Joachim Banik
  • Patent number: 9282795
    Abstract: A suitcase may include at least two panels defining a pocket, a substantially planar object sized for receipt within a pocket, at least one guide joined to at least one of the at least two panels, and at least one connection assembly joining the substantially planar object to the at least one guide. The substantially planar object may be a table. The at least one connection assembly and the at least one guide may be configured to allow the at least one connection assembly to move along the guide. The at least one connection assembly may further be configured to allow the table to pivot relative to an outer surface of the suitcase. The table may be supported by an upper outer surface of the suitcase. The table may provide a working surface for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: William L. King, Kyle F. Gendreau
  • Patent number: 9268365
    Abstract: A protecting cover detachably disposed at an electronic device is provided. The electronic device has an arc side and a first magnetic element disposed in the arc side. The protecting cover includes a covering part and a pivot part. The pivot part is connected to the covering part, and the pivot part includes an arc area and a second magnetic element disposed in the arc area. The outer line of the arc area corresponds to the arc side, and the first magnetic element is magnetically attracted with the second magnetic element to make the pivot part detachably connected to the arc side. The protecting cover uses the second magnetic element in the pivot part to attract the electronic device with the first magnetic element in the arc side, and thus the protecting cover can be fixed at the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Chun-Che Chang
  • Patent number: 9260228
    Abstract: Lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup/can. The lid and cup/can form at least two containment volumes. Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solids or liquids in the container and cup/can without disengagement of the lid from the cup/can. Contents of the lid container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Additionally, an independent drop-in container within the lid cavity may be resealed and removed from the lid cavity and taken to other locations such as home, work, or car. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats that, for example, provide one cup holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Snacktops, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 9169048
    Abstract: A hinged closure for a container, particularly a drinking bottle, includes a lower part and an upper part, a hinge section, with which the upper part can be pivoted from a first position to a second position, in which the upper part is pivoted away from the lower part by an opening angle, and a retaining device, having a first retaining section and a second retaining section, both being detachably connected when the upper part is moved into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Weener Plastik GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Ludewigs, Ingolf Steinhagen, Michael Schipper, Hartmuth Timmer
  • Patent number: 9144164
    Abstract: A switch cover 21 has a frame member 22 and a cover member 23. The frame member 22 is fastened to the case front 6 of a printer 1 and surrounds a power switch 15. The cover member 23 is supported by the frame member 22 pivotably between a closed position 23A covering the opening 24 inside the frame member 22 and shielding the power switch 15 so the power switch 15 is inoperable, and an open position 23B where the opening 24 is open and the power switch 15 is not shielded. By simply fastening the switch cover 21 to the case front 6 with the frame member 22 surrounding the power switch 15, the cover member 23 can cover and prevent operating the power switch 15. Accidental operation of the power switch of electronic devices, including products such as printers, can therefore be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohisa Kano
  • Patent number: 9119286
    Abstract: A cover assembly for covering a pivot of an electronic device is disclosed. The pivot connects a first component and a second component of the electronic device. The cover assembly is disposed at one side of the pivot, and the cover assembly includes a first covering element and a second covering element. A first end of the first covering element is connected to the first component, and a second end of the first covering element includes a first limit part. A first end of the second covering element is connected to the second component, and a second end of the second covering element includes a second limit part. The first covering element is overlapped with the second covering element. When the pivot rotates, the first limit part and the second limit part move correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Se Liu, Hsin-Hung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9072523
    Abstract: An apparatus maintains the sterility of a medical device while providing for the insertion of an insertable component into the medical device. The apparatus includes a medical device having a housing sized to contain the insertable component, an active feature, a cap, and a hinge member. A container encases the medical device within a device recess, a cap recess, and a container cover. The insertable component may be inserted into the housing while limiting potential contact with the exterior of the medical device. An alternative assembly comprises an insertion assembly having a handle and the insertable component detachably attached thereto. The medical device comprises a housing, an active feature, and a flexible member. An insertion tube is insertable within the flexible member to limit contact when the insertable component is inserted into the housing. Yet another configuration includes a resiliently hinged door assembly releasable by a release button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Houser, Foster B. Stulen, William D. Dannaher, Bret W. Smith, David N. Plescia, Michael J. Stokes, Sora Rhee, Timothy G. Dietz, Kevin D. Felder, Christopher B. Anderson, Jeffrey L. Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8998014
    Abstract: A resin lid for a container body with an opening in an upper part, including a body part that closes the opening and has an air hole, and a flap that includes a base, a hinge on a first end of the base, and a projection provided on a second end side of the base and fitted in the air hole. The flap is swingable around the hinge between a first position in which the projection fits in the air hole and a second position in which the air hole is open. The body part and flap are integrally formed. When the flap travels from the second to the first position, a tip of the projection comes into contact with a circumferential edge of the opening of the air hole on a side opposite the hinge, and the projection fits in the air hole as the flap elastically deforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Iwasaki Industry Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8960491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (100) for loosely stored products, comprising a container body (10) having a connecting means (16), the container further comprising a cover (11) having a connecting means (19), said connecting means (19) of the cover (11) having a hinge (21), wherein said connecting means (19) of the cover (11) is engaged with said connecting means (16) of the container body (10) from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valere Logel, Dominique Bois
  • Patent number: 8845520
    Abstract: A wire-operated selective compliance mobile platform (100), in particular for endoscopic surgery devices, obtains a perfect and precise mobility and thus it allows to handle, in the most effective way, the supported instruments, and comprises a mobile surface (1), a connecting base (2) apt to be connected to a flexible tubular duct (4) for endoscopic uses, a plurality of supporting elements (3), apt to permit the motion of said mobile surface (1) relative to said base (2), characterized in that said supporting elements (3) have at least a selective compliance turning pair (31) and a number of joints (32, 34) so as to provide a predetermined number of degrees of freedom to said platform (100), neither determining any over-constraining, nor forcing the system to be deformed in unselected directions, each supporting element (3) being operated by moving means (51, 52) so as to move said mobile surface (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Universita' degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
    Inventors: Nicola Plo Belfiore, Massimillano Scaccia, Francosco Ianniello, Massimillano Presta, Luca Perfetti
  • Patent number: 8757382
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure involve a pill-filtering article that is located and secured inside a pill container. According to one example embodiment, an assembly of articles distributes one pill at a time in the form of a single-pill dispensing apparatus that includes a pill-storage container and such a pill-filtering article. The container has an inner wall, an upper portion with a rim region where a cap may be secured, and a lower portion for containing pills. The pill-filtering article has a size and a shape that facilitates securing the article inside the pill-storage container near the inner wall, above the lower portion, and below the upper rim region, and also configured with a plurality of channel-defining regions including a first channel-defining region through which one-pill at a time passes and including a second channel-defining region through which one pill at a time passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8752727
    Abstract: A hinge pin lock for a molded plastic container includes a locking tab molded with an upper rim of the container and connected to the upper rim by a living hinge. The locking tab is pivotable from an open position to a locked position. A channel is formed in the upper rim and is sized to receive a hinge pin of a container lid. The channel includes engagement structure that secures the locking tab in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Monoflo International, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Niemann
  • Publication number: 20140069949
    Abstract: A hinge pin lock for a molded plastic container includes a locking tab molded with an upper rim of the container and connected to the upper rim by a living hinge. The locking tab is pivotable from an open position to a locked position. A channel is formed in the upper rim and is sized to receive a hinge pin of a container lid. The channel includes engagement structure that secures the locking tab in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Monoflo International, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Niemann
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8544673
    Abstract: A dual bin waste receptacle is disclosed having a bin assembly comprised of a pair of bins sharing a single divider between them. The bins are waterproof and leak proof. The tops of each respective bin has a continuous rim that a trash liner may be folded over. A complementary dual lid assembly is also provided that snaps onto the bin assembly thereby pinching both of the trash liners. The lid assembly is hinged in the middle, essentially over the divider that allows access to and trash liner removal from each side independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Sandra Polk
  • Publication number: 20130056463
    Abstract: Lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup/can. The lid and cup/can form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup/can without disengagement of the lid from the cup/can. Contents of the lid container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Additionally, an independent drop-in container within the lid cavity may be resealed and removed from the lid cavity and taken to other locations such as home, work, or car. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Mark BUCK
  • Patent number: 8360269
    Abstract: A communication box includes a box body and a box lid. The box body has an accommodation space therein. The box lid includes a lid body and two engaging members. Upper and lower ends of the two engaging members are detachably connected to the box body. The two engaging members are respectively and pivotally connected two opposing sides of the lid body, so that the two engaging members are rotatable relative to the lid body. Compared the conventional communication box, the communication box of the present invention can be opened in different ways. Through one of the two engaging members, either side of the box lid can be opened. Alternatively, the box lid can be detached from the box body through disengagement of the two engaging members. The present invention can be used in different occasions and is convenient for operation, without limitation of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: General Jack Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsi-Fan Chang
  • 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: 8251218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a package for storing a product, such as smokeless tobacco, which includes, inter alia, a container that has opposing upper and lower surfaces, and a container sidewall that extends between the upper and lower surfaces to define an interior for storing a plurality of products. The upper surface of the container has an apex intermediate a first region and a second region and the container sidewall defines an opening sized and configured to release at least one of the products. The package also includes an outer cover having an upper section and a cover sidewall depending from the upper section. The outer cover is configured to retain the container and selectively seal the opening. The container pivots about the apex to transition between open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: John Gelardi
  • Patent number: 8061553
    Abstract: A packaging container with a base and a cover hinged together is provided. Base and cover are hinged together by first and second cooperating formations formed integrally with the base and the cover. One of the first and second cooperating formations provide sockets and the other cooperating formations provide pin portions removably receivable in the sockets to be rotatable therein to allow the cover to be rotated relative to the base between an open position and a closed position. Number and locations of the first and second formations are such that one or more are used for hinging, while others provide structural support between the base and the cover when the container is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: John McKeen
  • Publication number: 20110200716
    Abstract: A container lid comprises a top, substantially planar surface, means for coupling with a top of a container, a depressed area, a raised area, and a hinge area. The top, substantially planar surface is elongated to define two opposite longitudinal edges and two opposite lateral edges, and each of the two opposite lateral edges extends between and is shorter than each of the two longitudinal edges. The depressed area is surrounded by and extends below the top, substantially planar surface. The raised area is surrounded by and extends above the top, substantially planar surface. The raised area is positioned nearest one of the two opposite lateral edges and the depressed area is positioned nearest the other one of the two opposite lateral edges. The hinge area extends laterally across the top, substantially planar surface and is positioned between the depressed area and the raised area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua MORENSTEIN, Vivian BARAD, Brian CUTTER
  • Patent number: 7980416
    Abstract: A storage bin assembly is for use in a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle includes a storage bin and a housing. The storage bin has a storage space extending between spaced apart sides, a guide pin extending outwardly from at least one of the sides of the storage bin, and a pair of retainer clips disposed on opposite sides of the storage bin. The housing has spaced apart side walls for receiving the storage bin therebetween, a pair of bosses each extending through one of the pair of retainer clips for pivotally interconnecting the bin to the housing for movement between open and closed positions relative to tile housing, and a track disposed on at least one of the side walls and in which the guide pin slides during the movement of the storage bin between the open and closed positions. Each of the retainer clips and the track has an open end facilitating removal of the storage bin from the housing and reinstallation of the bin to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren Jing Po Chou
  • Patent number: 7954664
    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: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, George Solowiejko
  • Patent number: 7861458
    Abstract: A collapsible container includes a base, at least one side wall and at least one end wall extending from the base, a top ring and a lid. The top ring is positioned on the side wall and the end wall on an opposite side from the base. The lid is hingedly attached to the top ring. The side wall and end wall are pivotable between a collapsed position and a use position relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell, Sean T. Ogburn
  • Patent number: 7841487
    Abstract: A container having a bottom and two pairs of opposed walls connected together to form a container body having an open top covered by a pair of hinged lids. The upper edges of one pair of opposed walls have a plurality of pin segments formed thereon along a hinge line and an edge of each of the lids has a plurality of generally U-shaped knuckles formed thereon along the hinge line with each knuckle having opposed sidewalls forming a slot having an opening at one end and a bearing portion at an opposite end which opens upwardly with respect to a top surface of the lid. The opposed sidewalls of the slot of each knuckle have ribs protruding inwardly to retain a corresponding pin segment of the container body. When the lids are connected to the container body and rotated to a closed position, the slots of each knuckle face upwardly in a direction away from the top surface of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Buckhorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Miller, Roy B. Luther
  • Patent number: 7712627
    Abstract: An exemplary cover assembly includes a bezel, and a spring-loaded cover. The bezel includes an opening, a pair of slots, and a pair of pins. The opening is defined in the bezel for accessing a device installed thereto. The slots are defined adjacent opposite ends of the opening respectively. The pins are formed adjacent the slots respectively. The spring-loaded cover covers the opening of the bezel, includes a pair of fixing plates formed thereon slidably received in the slots of the bezel. Each of the fixing plates defines an arcuate groove that slidably receives the corresponding pin of the bezel, where the cover is capable of being pivoted open and shut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd..
    Inventors: Jing Yang, Hsuan-Tsung Chen, Jin-Cai Shan, Qing-Hui Mi, Guang-Yao Lee
  • Publication number: 20100044390
    Abstract: A biochemical container is provided, which can open a cover member shutting a container member and can release a tightly sealed condition, without a need for displacing the outer edge section of the cover member. In the present invention, an opening in an end of a container member 110 is openably and closably shut by a cover member 120. When an assisting-opening member 140 is pressed from the outside in such shut condition, the stress is changed to the opening direction by the changing-direction mechanism 150 to exert over the cover member 120. Consequently, the tightly sealed condition of the cover member 120 that shuts the container member 110 can be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayao Tanaka, Yoshihiro Abe, Masao Ikeda, Tomokazu Nakayama
  • Patent number: 7658295
    Abstract: A closure system is provided for a container. The system has a body for extending from the container at the container opening. The body defines a dispensing orifice. A lid is provided for covering the orifice. The body has a bearing member with two spaced-apart walls for defining a channel for receiving a pivot shaft on the lid. At least one deflectable finger projects from one of the body bearing member walls for being temporarily, elastically deflected to accommodate the insertion of the lid pivot shaft into the channel. The finger is resilient, and moves back over the lid pivot shaft to prevent removal of the lid pivot shaft from the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Seaquist Closure Foreign, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Hoepner, James W. Hammond, Cori M. Blomdahl
  • Publication number: 20100012673
    Abstract: A packaging container with a base and a cover hinged together is provided. Base and cover are hinged together by first and second cooperating formations formed integrally with the base and the cover. One of the first and second cooperating formations provide sockets and the other cooperating formations provide pin portions removably receivable in the sockets to be rotatable therein to allow the cover to be rotated relative to the base between an open position and a closed position. Number and locations of the first and second formations are such that one or more are used for hinging, while others provide structural support between the base and the cover when the container is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: John McKeen
  • Patent number: 7431171
    Abstract: A two piece storage container including a lid having a rectangular shape with sides and ends defining therebetween a recessed interior, the lid including a plurality of spaced apart lips extending from a selected end. A base corresponding generally in outline with the lid and including an equal plurality of upwardly projecting hinge supports which are located proximate to an associated end of the base arrayed in opposing and communicable fashion relative to the lips upon positioning of the lid over the base. The lips are angularly supported within said hinge supports in a first open rotated position and, upon being rotated to a closed position, capable of being linearly displaced against said hinge supports to lock said lid to said base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Lamarche
  • Patent number: 7380310
    Abstract: A hidden hinge structure may be injection molded. The hidden hinge structure has a hinge pin attached to a first part and a hook member that is affixed to a second part. A portion of a frontward one of the first and second parts covers the hinge. The hidden hinge may be used to connect the lid and base of a utility enclosure or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Primex Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Juergen Koessler
  • Patent number: 7343918
    Abstract: A breathing gas feed assembly for the flight crew of an airplane comprises an emergency breathing mask and a stowage box for the mask. The box is adapted to receive the mask diagonally and it is closed by two doors hinged about respective hinge axes situated on two adjacent edges of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Intertechnique
    Inventors: Patrice Martinez, Philippe Gerard, Benoit Lelievre, Dominique Lemasson
  • Patent number: 7290657
    Abstract: A toolbox having enhanced weather protection includes a base component and a top component connected together by a pair of pivot assemblies. When the top component is pivoted downwardly towards the base component, it forms a first weather and wind seal around its outer perimeter. The top and bottom components each include weather-sealing inside flanges that are complimentary so that when the top component and base component are closed, a secondary weather and wind seal is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: David Christensen
  • Patent number: 7255228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved cellular phone casing capable of storing a cellular phone (a mobile phone) from an external impact when a cellular phone is stored in a bag and is carried and capable of preventing a cellular phone from moisture in rain or at a beach. The cellular phone storing casing comprises a casing body that has an inner storing space having a certain size and depth for storing a common cellular phone wherein an upper side of the same is opened for an easier storing and unloading of a cellular phone; a cover body that is fabricated in separation with the casing body and stores or unloads in a state that a cellular phone is sealed in the inner storing space of the casing body wherein the cover body is opened and closed with respect to the casing body; a hinge connection part that is designed so that the cover body is rotatable with respect to one surface of the casing body; and a locking part sealingly engages or opens the cover body with respect to the casing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Hana Cobi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 7246556
    Abstract: A case for multiple stamp pads is provided. One embodiment of the case includes a first housing portion for retaining a first stamp pad, a second housing portion for retaining a second stamp pad, a hinge connecting the first and second housing portions for movement between a closed configuration where the first and second stamp pads are facing each other and sealed within the first and second housing portions and an open configuration where the first and second stamp pads are exposed for use, and a divider separating the first and second stamp pads in the closed configuration and swingably covering one of the first and second stamp pads in the open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Safe-T Products, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Bruce Stoneberg, Simon Leung
  • Patent number: 7220137
    Abstract: A cover for a multiplex and multi-directional receptacle set in which each of a plurality of receptacles is provided on a lateral side thereof with an insertion socket formed integrally therewith and having a through hole; a plurality of covers same as the said cover can cover the receptacles and each has a bent strip extended laterally thereof; the bent strip has a conical engaging block on its tailing end. The engaging blocks are used to be directly engaged in the through holes of the insertion sockets to form connection; so that the covers are kept at the sockets to be opened or closed relative to the sockets. Thereby, the covers are easily and firmly assembled at the sockets to be convenient for operation of a user to open or close, and an effect of saving material can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Ta Hsing Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Ho Liu
  • Patent number: 7165484
    Abstract: A blast-resistant cargo container includes side panels and connecting members. The connecting members are mounted between the adjacent side panels to create a frameless structure of the cargo container. Under ordinary conditions, the structure still has sufficient stiffness for loading goods. When an explosive blast occurs in the cargo container, the structure is flexible and utilizes membrane strength in the entire container structure, whereby the cargo container is capable of withstanding the explosive blast. Bottom perimeter bars are able to be mounted around a bottom surface of the cargo container. Grooves are defined in the perimeter bars and L-shaped flanges are formed on one end of the connecting members. Therefore, by receiving the L-shaped flanges into the grooves, the perimeter bars are securely connected with the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Ming-Jong Wang
  • Patent number: 7124471
    Abstract: A hidden hinge structure may be injection molded. The hidden hinge structure has a hinge pin attached to a first part and a hook member that is affixed to a second part. A portion of a frontward one of the first and second parts covers the hinge. The hidden hinge may be used to connect the lid and base of a utility enclosure or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Primex Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Juergen Koessler
  • Patent number: 7063230
    Abstract: A container (22) includes a container body (26) having an open end (34) bounded by a thickened rim (32) having a linear part (36) defining a pintle; a lid body (40) overlying the rim (32) in a closed position and having a channel (46) which includes a linear part (42) defining a socket (66) and having a concave wall (67) extending in close-fitting relation through greater than 180 degrees of the circumferential extent of the pintle around an axis defined thereby to hingably couple the lid body (40) to the container body (26). A container flange (28) extends outwardly around the container body (26) in spaced relation to the rim (32). A skirt (38) is detachable from the lid body (40), and extends therefrom in surrounding relation to the container flange (28) and has a lid flange (56) which extends around and grips the underside of the container flange (28) such that, upon detachment of the skirt (38), the lid body (40) is pivotally movable about the axis to an open position apart from the open end (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Injectnotech Inc.
    Inventor: Vince Ciccone
  • Patent number: 7044317
    Abstract: A tamper-evident dispensing closure system is provided for a container. The system has a body for extending from the container at the container opening. The body defines a dispensing orifice, a channel, and a retention member projecting over a portion of the channel. The system includes a lid for being moved between a closed position and an open position. An anchor member is provided for being received in the channel and has an engaging portion for engaging the retention member when the anchor member is received in the channel. At least one frangible web initially connects the anchor member with the lid so that the frangible web breaks when the lid is initially lifted from the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Seaquist Closures Foreign, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly A. Smith, Walter W. Peterson, Joseph W. Staniszewski
  • Patent number: 7004349
    Abstract: A container body with a lid hingedly joined thereto for movement about a pivot axis utilizing an elastomeric spring of generally ellipsoidal configuration extending transversely across the pivot axis and having opposed ends seated within the container body and lid, the spring folding centrally at the area of maximum thickness with the elastic deformation biasing the lid to its open position upon release of the closing force on the lid. The pivotal hinge assembly is enclosed by an integral transversely extending handle panel outward of the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jakob Heiberg, Ian Tomas Benzon, Robert H. C. M. Daenen
  • Patent number: 6951292
    Abstract: A container (10) with a hinged lid comprises a container body (11), a hinged lid (23) hinged on the container body (11), and a bottom wall (12) tightly covering the open lower end of the container body (11). A rubber plate 50) is provided between the hinged lid (23) and the container body (11). The container body (11) has an upper wall (27) provided with an opening (24), and a side wall (13). The hinged lid (23) is supported on the side wall (13) of the container body (11). Since the hinged lid (23) is supported on the side wall (13), the hinged lid (23) can be formed in a large shape. The container body (11) is provided with a catching projection (33) for catching a locking projection (32) formed on the hinged lid (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignees: Uni-Charm Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Bando, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Katsumi Kameda, Masaho Hayashi, Norikazu Shinogi
  • Patent number: 6875405
    Abstract: A tube rack comprises a base having an array of vertical openings extending therebetween, the openings being configured and dimensioned to receive a plurality of tubes, with the upper ends of the tubes being accessible at the top surface. The base includes base sidewalls that each include a co-axial trunnion extending from the associated sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Matrix Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Mathus, Daniel J. Seguin, Victor A. Torti
  • Patent number: 6837407
    Abstract: A storage container intended for placement into standard water bottle holders often found on bicycles. The container has a door, which can be rotated open on a hinge. This can be done without removing the container from the water bottle holder. The container has a retention feature for keeping the door closed. The container provides the user with a storage space for such articles including, but not limited to sunglasses, personal identification, emergency information, money, credit cards, patch kits, tools, writing tools, computers, cell phones, food and first aid kits. The container's shape properly orients the container in the water bottle holder and prevents the container from rotating axially in the water bottle holder or from falling out under vibration. The container may be locked closed and may also be locked to the bottle holder. The container's shape is such that it can stand vertically or horizontally, opened or closed on a flat surface, such as the ground or a tabletop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventors: Christopher R Towers, William P. Stiles
  • Patent number: 6772905
    Abstract: A case includes a case body, a case cover and a hinge structure. The hinge structure includes a first joint extended from a rear panel of the case body, a supporting arm having a front biasing surface and a rear biasing surface, and second joint which is extended from the rear wall of the case cover and has a holding slot to define a closed stopping surface and an opened stopping surface. The supporting arm is shaped and sized to slidably fit into the holding slot. Therefore, the supporting arm is slid outwardly from the holding slot until the rear biasing surface is biased against the closed stopping surface to close the case body with the case cover, and the supporting arm is slid into the holding slot until the front biasing surface is biased against the opened stopping surface to open the case body with the case cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Chun Lung Cheng