With Container Handle Or Handgrips Patents (Class 222/465.1)
  • Patent number: 10813503
    Abstract: An automated food making apparatus is described. An automated food making apparatus can include: a carousel; a dispensing apparatus shared among a plurality of canisters on the carousel, wherein at least one canister includes a paddle; and wherein the dispensing apparatus is configured to rotate the canister's paddle to dispense ingredients stored in the canister. A dispensing mechanism for an automated food making apparatus can include: an actuator arm; a motor that is adapted to rotate the actuator arm; one or more magnets embedded in the actuator arm; and one or more sensors configured to detect position of the actuator arm; wherein the actuator arm dispenses ingredients by rotating a pin located on a canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Casabots Inc.
    Inventors: Kathirgugan Kathirasen, Deepak C. Sekar, Brian Richardson, Sanath Bhat, Victoria Reidling
  • Patent number: 10654619
    Abstract: A fluid bottle is disclosed, having a phone retention portion, a key retentions portion, a card retention portion, and a cap and handle assembly. The bottle allows a user to better organize personal items, such as a phone, keys, credit cards or money, and/or headphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hydration Junkie
    Inventors: Felix Teper, Ruslan Torban
  • Patent number: 9723937
    Abstract: A dual-chamber teapot configured for stovetop preparation. In one embodiment, the dual-chamber teapot includes an exterior body portion defining a cavity and an interior body portion housed in the cavity. The teapot also includes a spout projecting outward from the exterior body portion. An inner chamber is defined by the interior body portion and an outer chamber is defined between the exterior body portion and the interior body portion. The inner chamber is in fluid communication with the outer chamber and the outer chamber is in fluid communication with the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Parag S. Patel
  • Mug
    Patent number: 9457934
    Abstract: A mug includes a lower portion with a base wall and a lower peripheral wall extending upward from a periphery of the base wall. An upper portion includes a shoulder portion tapering upward from an upper peripheral wall extending downward from a periphery of the shoulder portion. A mouth extends upward from an upper end of the shoulder portion. A mid portion connects the upper peripheral wall to the lower peripheral wall. The mid portion includes a constant radius for more than half of a circumference of the mid portion. The constant radius extends from the upper peripheral wall to the lower peripheral wall. The mid portion further includes an upper band adjacent the upper peripheral wall and a lower band adjacent the lower peripheral wall. Each of the upper band and the lower band have the constant radius about their entire circumferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: MAMMOTH MUG INC.
    Inventor: Joe Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20150041499
    Abstract: Systems for storing beverages are disclosed, which include a container for storing, transporting and dispensing a beverage, e.g. beer. In some implementations the container includes a pressure-tight lid closure system including wire bails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Hill, John Herrick
  • Patent number: 8910834
    Abstract: A flexible container for containing a product includes a dispensing portion, a panel forming a first compartment for containing the product and forming a second compartment that is separate from the first compartment, and an elongated grip disposed at least in part in the second compartment. A user may grasp the grip to transport the container or to pour a product from the first compartment. The grip may also prevent the container from collapsing, allowing the container to be efficiently stored on a surface and providing a surface on the flexible container to prominently display information regarding the product. The dispensing portion may be a metered cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Method Products, PBC
    Inventors: Rudiger Becker, Francis J. Handy
  • Patent number: 8887959
    Abstract: Systems for storing beverages are disclosed, which include a container for storing, transporting and dispensing a beverage, e.g. beer. In some implementations the container includes a pressure-tight lid closure system including wire bails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Hill, John Herrick
  • Publication number: 20140319183
    Abstract: Drink bottles, or drink containers with cap assemblies that include a drink spout. In some embodiments, the drink spout is pivotally coupled to a base of the cap assembly. In some embodiments, the drink spouts include mouthpieces, including self-sealing and/or bite-actuated mouthpieces. In some embodiments, the cap assembly includes a handle, which may include at least one guard for the drink spout and/or mouthpiece. In some embodiments, the drink containers include a manual on/off valve. In some embodiments, the dispensing spout includes a mount for the mouthpiece and/or cooperates with the cap to provide a manual on/off valve to selectively restrict flow of drink fluid from the drink container regardless of the drink spout's and/or mouthpiece's configuration. In some embodiments, the drink containers include a drink tube extending from external of the drink containers and/or an air return system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Choi, Barley A. Forsman, Jeremy Galten
  • Publication number: 20140312067
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid pitcher that is specifically designed to be stackable. The present invention comprises a beverage pitcher for storing liquid with an internal handle and optionally with a pouring spout. The internal handle is a handle that is housed within the body of the liquid pitcher rather than protruding from the body of the liquid pitcher. The internal handle allows the pitcher to support the base of a subsequent pitcher placed within the first pitcher interior. The handle does not protrude from the body of the liquid pitcher and does not sacrifice any structural integrity because it has two points of attachment, which is an upgrade over currently available stackable liquid pitchers, whose handles largely only have a single point of attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: C. Gary Loomis
  • Patent number: 8833617
    Abstract: A fuel container includes sealed vessel having a pivoting spout assembly and fill nozzle assembly and a locking assembly. The container provides storage and dispensing of fuels without a user having to manually remove any caps. The spout assembly pivots closed and automatically seals when not in use. An air vent is built into the locking assembly to allow air to enter the vessel only during filling or dispensing, thereby effectively containing fumes within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. P. Compton, Gene Compton
  • Patent number: 8800826
    Abstract: A normally-closed pour spout is operable to pour fluid from a container to a receptacle. The normally-closed pour spout includes a fluid conduit and a valve. The fluid conduit has proximal and distal ends, with the proximal end being fluidly connectable to the container and the distal end being configured for fluid association with the receptacle. The fluid conduit forms a passageway configured to pass fluid therethrough and fluidly communicate with the container and the receptacle. The valve is operably assembled with the fluid conduit so that the valve controls fluid flow through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Scepter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Charlie L. Forbis, Grant Kernan
  • Publication number: 20140175134
    Abstract: A container or pitcher having a flexible side wall portion and rim portion of the container which can conform to the shape of an object to which the pitcher is applied to thereby direct fluid flow from the pitcher over a broader area and to prevent fluid from flowing from the pitcher and underneath the rim of the pitcher and onto portions of the object to which it is not desirable to apply the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Michael L. McGinley
  • Patent number: 8746513
    Abstract: A shaker dispenser for containing and dispensing product includes a body, a handle, and a dispensing mechanism. The handle includes a base portion and a handle gripping portion that a user may grip to transport and use the dispenser. The handle is inserted within the body such that the entire handle, including the handle gripping portion, is within the body, thereby allowing the shaker dispenser to sit, if desired, on the end having the handle. The body includes indentations, or cut-aways, that allow the handle to be visible from at least one of: a front view, a side view, and a back view. A method of manufacture and use of a shaker dispenser is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Senoret Chemical Company
    Inventors: Roy G. Mayo, Thomas D. Kraatz, W. Stewart Clark
  • Publication number: 20140021222
    Abstract: A normally-closed pour spout is operable to pour fluid from a container to a receptacle. The normally-closed pour spout includes a fluid conduit and a valve. The fluid conduit has proximal and distal ends, with the proximal end being fluidly connectable to the container and the distal end being configured for fluid association with the receptacle. The fluid conduit forms a passageway configured to pass fluid therethrough and fluidly communicate with the container and the receptacle. The valve is operably assembled with the fluid conduit so that the valve controls fluid flow through the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BLITZ U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Charlie L. Forbis, Grant Kernan
  • Patent number: 8622258
    Abstract: A container includes a body, a panel, and a handle assembly. The body defines a closed volume of the container and further includes at least two opposing walls having a width and longitudinally extending between a first end and a second end of the body. The panel includes an inner surface fixedly secured to the panel to the body. The handle assembly is at least partially disposed within a space created between the panel and the body, the handle assembly having a dispensing aperture, and the handle assembly being slidable within the space. A method of forming a container and a method of dispensing a container are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20130341364
    Abstract: A packaging container for powder or granular material. The container has a perforated portion with a sealing film. The container is used for a container for storage, capable of discharging its contents of the required quantity at a required time. The sealing film may be replaceable sealed against the perforated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Di Bono, Nicola Pretto
  • Publication number: 20130308417
    Abstract: A container (11) for a blender includes a base surface (13) and a blade (20) which is rotatable on an axis above the base surface (13). An arcuate wall (14) and two generally straight walls (15, 16) extend upwardly from the base surface (13) and terminate at the upper end of container (11). The axis of rotation of the blade (20) is closer to the arcuate wall (14) than it is to the generally straight walls (15, 16). A skirt (25) extends downwardly from the base surface (13) and has an opening. Sound baffling fingers (32) extend from the skirt (25) and into the opening. A spout (40) is formed at the intersection of two of the walls (14, 15, 16), the spout (40) having an entry point located approximately twenty to thirty percent of the height of the walls (14, 15, 16) from the upper end of the container (11). A handle (34) is positioned opposite to the spout (40) and a cover (12) includes a plug (55) to close the spout (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vita-Mix Corporation
    Inventor: Robert M. ULANSKI
  • Patent number: 8550304
    Abstract: A Fluid Dispenser including a inline fluid dispenser removably attached to a handle which is well suited for usage such as spraying insecticide or anti-fungal solutions, spraying fire retardant solutions, spraying decontaminants, and other situations where mixing of the Inline Fluid Dispenser contents with a fluid source is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Harvey Elliott Berger
  • Patent number: 8544702
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a surface treatment to create a solid surface including a storage vessel for carrying the treatment comprising two parallel sides connected by four elongated sides, an opening on a first elongated side of the vessel that permits ingress and egress of the treatment, and a pouring spout attached to the opening in the first elongated side of the vessel. The spout includes a first section proximal to the vessel that is angled with respect to the first elongated side of the vessel, and a distal end of the spout angled from the first section to be perpendicular to the first elongated side of the vessel. The distal end includes a plurality of openings to distribute the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: James T. Joyce, Dennis Galbreath
  • Patent number: 8534908
    Abstract: A pitcher has a container for containing liquid and a mixing device disposed at least in part within the container. The mixing device has a shaft adapted for translation relative to the container. An agitating member is connected to the shaft for conjoint translation therewith relative to the container to agitate the liquid in the container. A stop is disposed on the shaft to limit translational movement of the shaft and the agitating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Handi-Craft Company
    Inventors: Idus L. Rhodes, II, Charles H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8485396
    Abstract: A combination storage and dispensing device for laundry products featuring a housing with a plurality of snap-tight drawers for holding various items including measuring cups and coins, liquid dispensing units for storing and dispensing liquid-based laundry products, and powder compartments for holding and dispensing powder-based laundry products. The drawers may be divided into sub-sections via dividers. The liquid dispensing units each have an inner cavity, a dispensing unit opening with a snap-tight dispensing unit top, a spout, and a downwardly sloped wall in the inner cavity. The spout is positioned near the sloped wall. The powder compartments each have an opening and a snap-tight lid. Lids are pivotally disposed in the top of the housing for covering the snap-tight dispensing tops of the liquid dispensing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Nikola Petrossian, Lili Petrossian
  • Patent number: 8444022
    Abstract: A pouring device includes a container, a stiffening member with first and second stiffening portions having respective terminating ends spaced from each other. The first and second stiffening portions are coupled to the container with a deformable region of the container being positioned between the terminating ends of the first and second stiffening portions. The deformable region can be more resilient than the stiffening member to form a pour spout at least in part from the deformable region upon application of a force to the container toward opposing sides of the deformable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Chef'n Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Holcomb, David Hull
  • Publication number: 20130075432
    Abstract: A vessel for dispensing a fluid contained therein includes a bottom surface, a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom surface and terminating at an open upper rim, two or more spouts extending outwardly from the side wall and being disposed along the open upper rim and arranged for simultaneously dispensing the fluid from the vessel in use, and one or more raised rim portions. The or each raised rim portion is located between a group of two spouts of the two or more spouts and is adapted to inhibit a flow of the fluid over a central portion of the open upper rim located between the spouts of the group of two spouts in use. Advantageously, fluid can be dispensed from the two or more spouts simultaneously into two or more drinking vessels, thereby saving time when preparing more than one of the same drink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Con Staveris
  • Publication number: 20130068800
    Abstract: A fuel container includes a container, a spout, an outlet valve, an air intake valve, and an actuator. The spout is coupled to the container at a bottom end portion of the container. The outlet valve is positioned at the bottom end portion and operable to control fluid flow into the spout. The air intake valve is positioned at a top end portion of the container. The actuator is operable to open both the outlet valve and the air intake valve concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Brad C. Ouderkirk
  • Patent number: 8365939
    Abstract: A packing that includes a bottle and/or a bottle and box combination wherein the container may have a first handle portion, a second handle portion, and a bottom grip portion. The first handle portion can extend in a front to back direction and the second handle portion can extend in a transverse direction to the first handle portion. The bottom grip may include a protrusion and recess on the bottom of the container. The box can be configured to have openings to provide access to the first and second handle portions such that the container need not be removed from the box to utilize the contents contained therein. The box may also include a bottom opening and a push-up portion to provide access to the bottom grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: RING Container Technologies
    Inventors: Douglas M. Dygert, Daniel W. Gamber, Eugene E. Kuhar, Gary W. Price
  • Publication number: 20130026185
    Abstract: A beverage container having at least two compartments within a liquid reservoir. Each of the compartments is selectively accessed, whereby liquid is only dispensed from the accessed compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: RONALD F. HORVATH, Barbara L. Jensen, Helen A. Rusk, Robert A. Balow, Nancy T. Elsmo
  • Publication number: 20130020356
    Abstract: A shaker dispenser for containing and dispensing product includes a body, a handle, and a dispensing mechanism. The handle includes a base portion and a handle gripping portion that a user may grip to transport and use the dispenser. The handle is inserted within the body such that the entire handle, including the handle gripping portion, is within the body, thereby allowing the shaker dispenser to sit, if desired, on the end having the handle. The body includes indentations, or cut-aways, that allow the handle to be visible from at least one of: a front view, a side view, and a back view. A method of manufacture and use of a shaker dispenser is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicants: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventors: Roy G. Mayo, Thomas D. Kraatz, W. Stewart Clark
  • Publication number: 20120325866
    Abstract: A fluid storage tank includes: a tank body in which a fluid is stored; and an ejection outlet that is formed on a top surface of the tank body in order to eject the fluid stored in the tank body, wherein the ejection outlet includes a tapered portion having an inner diameter that is increased upward away from the tank body. Accordingly, the fluid is prevented from being jiggled or splashed when being poured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Lee, Sang Gwon Moon, Kwang Soo Park
  • Patent number: 8316509
    Abstract: A multi-function carrying handle and suspender either for engaging a cap and a shoulder of a bottle simultaneously in such a manner so as to better distribute carrying load so as to avoid puncturing the shoulder of the bottle when being carried or for facilitating turning the cap of the bottle or for suspending a suspendable article, which includes a body, an arm, and fingers. The body has a through bore engaging the cap of the bottle when used to carry the bottle or when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle. The arm extends arcuately outwardly from the body to a terminal end, and carries the bottle when used to carry the bottle or facilitate turning the cap of the bottle when used to facilitate turning the cap of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Donald W. Thomson, Randell N. Smith, Jorald W. Olp, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8308031
    Abstract: A container having a receptacle and a cover is disclosed. The receptacle includes a generally rectangular base portion, a continuous sidewall portion, and a collar. The sidewall portion includes a lower end and an upper end. The lower end of the sidewall portion is coupled to the base portion and the upper end defines an opening. The collar extends around the sidewall portion proximate the upper end. The cover is coupled to the receptacle and includes a top portion, a skirt, a flap, and a tear strip. The skirt extends downwardly from the periphery of the top portion. The flap is hingeably coupled to the top portion proximate a corner of the closure and is moveable between an open position in which access is provided to the opening in the receptacle and a closed position in which the opening in the receptacle is closed. The flap includes a closing apparatus to releasably retain the flap in the closed position. The tear strip is removable and is coupled to the flap and the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Gary Swetish, Michael Phillips
  • Patent number: 8267283
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a personal hydration system includes a fluid reservoir having first and second spaced apart apertures. A first port is coupled to the first aperture, and a second port is coupled to the second aperture. A flexible tube has a first end that is coupled to the second port for communication with an interior of the fluid reservoir. The personal hydration system further includes a handle having a first end coupled to the first port, and a second end coupled to the second port. A channel near the second end of the handle extends over at least a portion of the first end of the tube and thereby captures the first end of the tube between the channel and the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nalge Nunc International Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Staton
  • Publication number: 20120168467
    Abstract: A product and method for sealing cracks in pavements, roofs, or the like utilizes a can containing a tar sealant. The tar sealant is a solid at room temperature and assumes a fluid state pourable from the can when the tar sealant is heated in the can to a temperature above the melting temperature of the tar sealant. A spout and handle that can withstand the heat are fitted to the can for pouring the melted tar sealant in a fluid state from the can into a crack to be sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120125947
    Abstract: A flexible bag for containing a product comprises a dispensing portion, a panel forming a first compartment for containing the product and forming a second compartment that is separate from the first compartment, and an elongated grip disposed at least in part in the second compartment. A user may grasp the grip to transport the bag or to pour a product from the first compartment. The grip may also prevent the bag from collapsing, allowing the bag to be efficiently stored on a surface and providing a surface on the flexible bag to prominently display information regarding the product. The dispensing portion may be a metered cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Method Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudiger BECKER, Francis J. HANDY
  • Patent number: 8157122
    Abstract: A lidded container comprising a container body with side walls, a bottom, and a top end with an opening comprising means to retain a lid, and an upstanding edge around the opening having its outer sides in line with the side walls of the container. The upstanding edge is provided with at least one recess, which preferably inclines over the width of the upstanding edge from the opening downwardly to the edge's outer sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: James Patrick Dale
  • Patent number: 8110233
    Abstract: A product packaging for a solid product comprises a base, a lid, and a seal. The base has a top, sides, and a bottom forming a cavity configured and arranged to receive a solid product, and the base has an exterior surface. A texture is on the exterior surface of the base, whereby the texture enhances a user's ability to grip the base when the base is inverted. The seal interconnects the top of the base and the lid and allows the lid to be peeled away from the top of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amie L Beavers Blanks, Kristine Jeanette Williams, Nicole M Balamucki
  • Publication number: 20120024898
    Abstract: A container to receive liquid fuel is provided. The container includes a major sub-chamber to receive the fuel, and a measuring chamber that would typically receive an oil to be mixed with the fuel. A throat joins the sub-chambers to enable mixing of the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Romuald Yip
  • Patent number: 8087595
    Abstract: A combination rinse pitcher, particularly for rinsing shampoo from the head of a child during “bath time.” A main container body is made of relatively rigid material, and has a bottom and a plurality of main body sidewalls. A lip element is attached to the main container body and defines a rim of the rinse pitcher. The lip element is made of a relatively soft material which is sufficiently flexible such that at least a first portion of the rim can conform to the shape of the child's forehead. The first portion of the rim can be pressed against the child's forehead forming a seal to prevent poured water from flowing down the forehead of the child. A second one of the lip element sidewalls has apertures through which water can be poured to provide a shower-like flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: BRICA, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence O. Freese
  • Patent number: 8087554
    Abstract: An inventive pouring spout that is selectively attachable to a container and fitted to the opening of the container with which it is used. In a preferred embodiment, the pouring spout is fitted to the dimensions of a one-quart container and includes a wall, a sealing member, a mouth and a handle. The handle is connected to the wall with a hinge that enables the handle to pivot away from the container to allow the sealing member to be appropriately positioned while the container rests flat on a surface. After the sealing member is in place, the handle is then pivoted back in position to securely hold the container. The handle includes a plurality of upwardly extending projections adapted to securely engage the bottom rim of the container. Furthermore, thermoplastic material is applied at the handle area forming a handle cover that is comfortable and easy to grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Allway Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Gringer, Yuan Fang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110284595
    Abstract: Described is an improved pouring bottle having an ergonomic enclosed handle with a thumb pad and an alignment nub that allows accurate venting through the vented enclosed handle when pouring through the dispensing opening. The vented handle may be separated from the bottle container interior at the neck by a solid web and fluidly connected to the bottle container interior on the bottle side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: John E. Jamieson, Russell E. Bell, Elizabeth N. Piscotty, Judith Webster
  • Publication number: 20110204017
    Abstract: A grasping device for grasping structures such as, for example, containers and bottles. The device facilitates the dexterous handling of these structures that otherwise would often require significant strength, gross and fine motor skill to manage, and especially to dispense the contents of in a controlled manner. The device may also facilitate one-handed operation, and may leave the second hand free to perform other tasks, such as, for example, securing a target container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Chris O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7988002
    Abstract: A plastic container and closure and method of making the same. The container can include a solid bottom end, an outer sidewall extending from the solid bottom end, and a neck portion extending from the outer sidewall to create an open end of the container. The neck portion may have a spout portion having an aperture formed therein. The spout portion can be inverted to form a flange receptacle. The closure can include a sealing portion which includes a first receptacle, a spring portion that includes a second receptacle, and a planar center area configured in the center of the closure and extending inward from the spring portion. The container may be filled with a product and the closure secured to the container, over the open end, to create a primary seal and a secondary seal. When the closure is secured to the container, the spring portion can exert a sealing pressure against the neck portion of the container to create the primary seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John E. Denner, David B. Clements, Robert D. Stoolmaker
  • Patent number: 7971760
    Abstract: A divot mix dispenser having an annular body sized to mate with a holder mounted to a golf cart. The body includes a spout located at the upper end of the body with the spout having an opening offset from a centerline of the container through which the divot mix flows out of the dispenser. The lower end of the body defines an inlet for removable attachment with a cap so that the cap can be removed to fill the dispenser with divot mix and attached to secure the divot mix within the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: David R. Winkler
  • Patent number: 7959043
    Abstract: A tea kettle with a spout and a handle extends from a body, wherein the handle and spout are offset from one another such that when the body is tilted during pouring of a hot liquid contained therein, hot vapor from the liquid substantially is diverted away from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Anderson Associates
    Inventors: Luke Anderson, J. Dwight Anderson
  • Publication number: 20110108585
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a surface treatment to create a solid surface including a storage vessel for carrying the treatment comprising two parallel sides connected by four elongated sides, an opening on a first elongated side of the vessel that permits ingress and egress of the treatment, and a pouring spout attached to the opening in the first elongated side of the vessel. The spout includes a first section proximal to the vessel that is angled with respect to the first elongated side of the vessel, and a distal end of the spout angled from the first section to be perpendicular to the first elongated side of the vessel. The distal end includes a plurality of openings to distribute the treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: James T. Joyce, Dennis Galbreath
  • Patent number: 7854357
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus having a container, a rotatable dispensing structure or spout assembly and a locking structure or cap. The spout assembly is rotatable between a closed position and an open dispensing position and the locking cap is slideable between a spout assembly restraining position and a release position. The container includes a pair of side grooves, a pair of side ledges and a lateral groove. The locking cap includes a pair of runners for engaging the container side grooves, a pair of rails for engaging the container side ledges and a lateral flange for engaging the container lateral groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheila Hill
  • Publication number: 20100252572
    Abstract: The disclosed carrier is a semi-rigid, semi-flexible apparatus with convenient handles, support structure, anchoring mechanisms, access ports and reinforced bases. The carrier assists in containing otherwise highly compliant walls of a flexible tank contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Stephan Sendelbach
  • Publication number: 20100237107
    Abstract: A pouring device includes a container, a stiffening member with first and second stiffening portions having respective terminating ends spaced from each other. The first and second stiffening portions are coupled to the container with a deformable region of the container being positioned between the terminating ends of the first and second stiffening portions. The deformable region can be more resilient than the stiffening member to form a pour spout at least in part from the deformable region upon application of a force to the container toward opposing sides of the deformable region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: CHEF'N CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Holcomb, David Hull
  • Publication number: 20100200608
    Abstract: A container for dispensing liquid such as milk, from a bag, includes a clamp to secure an ear of the bag to the container rim, and a lid with a piercing member to dispense the liquid. The piercing member pierces the bag adjacent the clamp as the lid is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Dairy Crest Limited
    Inventor: Richard Pryor
  • Patent number: 7743951
    Abstract: A container having a receptacle and a cover is disclosed. The receptacle includes a generally rectangular base portion, a continuous sidewall portion, and a collar. The sidewall portion includes a lower end and an upper end. The lower end of the sidewall portion is coupled to the base portion and the upper end defines an opening. The collar extends around the sidewall portion proximate the upper end. The cover is coupled to the receptacle and includes a top portion, a skirt, a flap, and a tear strip. The skirt extends downwardly from the periphery of the top portion. The flap is hingably coupled to the top portion proximate a corner of the closure and is moveable between an open position in which access is provided to the opening in the receptacle and a closed position in which the opening in the receptacle is closed. The flap includes a closing apparatus to releasably retain the flap in the closed position. The tear strip is removable and is coupled to the flap and the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Gary Swetish, Michael Phillips
  • Patent number: 7726503
    Abstract: A packing that includes a bottle and/or a bottle and box combination wherein the container may have a first handle portion, a second handle portion, and a bottom grip portion. The first handle portion can extend in a front to back direction and the second handle portion can extend in a transverse direction to the first handle portion. The bottom grip may include a protrusion and recess on the bottom of the container. The box can be configured to have openings to provide access to the first and second handle portions such that the container need not be removed from the box to utilize the contents contained therein. The box may also include a bottom opening and a push-up portion to provide access to the bottom grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: RING Container Technologies
    Inventors: Douglas M. Dygert, Daniel W. Gamber, Eugene E. Kuhar, Gary W. Price