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Thermally insulated receptacle

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220592010 - RECEPTACLE HAVING MEANS TO FACILITATE MAINTAINING CONTENTS ABOVE OR BELOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURE (E.G., COMPARTMENT FOR HOLDING A HEAT EXCHANGE MEDIUM)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
220592260 Multiple insulation layers 17
220592270 Vacuum insulation 16
220592250 Foam insulation 16
220592240 Insulation forms removable outer jacket 5
20120217255Insulative Sleeve for a Container - An insulative sleeve for encasing a bucket/pail is disclosed. The sleeve, made of a flexible absorbent foam, conforms to the general shape of the bucket/pail and is used to prevent or limit the formation of condensation on the outer surface. The sleeve also provides insulation for the beverage ice bath retained within the bucket/pail. The sleeve may slip on to the bucket or open edges in the sleeve sidewall may allow the sleeve to wrap the bucket and be closed using mechanisms such as hook-and-loop material, zipper, hook fasteners or the like.08-30-2012
20120285973CONTAINER JACKET FOR A BEVERAGE GLASS - A container jacket is provided having a perimeter portion, the perimeter portion having a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, a plurality of eyelets formed adjacent the first lateral edge, and a second plurality of eyelets formed adjacent the second lateral edge, the perimeter portion forming an interior volume for receipt of a container therein in a deployed condition of the container jacket, and an interconnecting element. The interconnecting element extends to and between the first plurality of eyelets and the second plurality of eyelets, the interconnecting element being operable to maintain the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge within a predetermined spacing of one another.11-15-2012
20090050636Insulation system - A cover assembly has a lower section. The lower section is in a cylindrical configuration. The cover assembly has an upper section. The upper section is in a conical configuration. The cover assembly has an intermediate section. The lower section has an open lower end. The upper section has an open upper end. A base is in a flat circular configuration. The base is movable between a closed orientation in contact with the lower end of the lower section and an open orientation spaced from the lower end of the lower section. A strap assembly couples the cover assembly and the base. In this manner the base is secured in the closed orientation. Further in this manner the base is released from the closed orientation.02-26-2009
20100051628Combinational energy-saving apparatus for heating pot - The present invention is to provide a “combinational energy-saving apparatus for heating pot” comprising a pair of mounting hoops and two or at least two energy-saving slats, wherein said mounting hoop is adjustable in dimension to fit various heating pots of different diameters while said energy-saving slat with heat insulating function is to be fixed on the mounting hoop in encompassment manner. Thereby, the thermal energy from the heating device/source is converged to the heating pot with less possibility in leakage so that not only the cooking time can be shortened but also the energy-saving effect can be achieved.03-04-2010
20130180996STRUCTURE FOR INSULATION OF STORAGE TANK AND ITS CONSTRUCTION METHOD - An insulation structure for a storage tank and a method of constructing the insulation structure. Angle plates to which expansion joints and wires are assembled are vertically disposed around the storage tank, tensions of the wires, which are horizontally disposed around the storage tank, are adjusted, and then insulation panels having insulating materials attached thereto are disposed to thermally insulate the storage tank in order to protect a kind of oil that is contained in the storage tank.07-18-2013
220592210 Including means for reflecting heat 5
20110192852INSULATED FOOD CONTAINER - The present invention relates to an insulated take home food container. In particular, the present invention relates to a laminate of aluminum foil, either flat or in a manner to create air pockets, utilized to increase the holding time a food stays warm in the container. The container can have flat surface or dividing walls depending on the use of the box.08-11-2011
20090145911Temperature-stabilized storage containers for medicinals - Systems include integrally sealed medicinal storage containers, including one or more segments of an ultra efficient insulation material, the one or more segments having one or more surface regions, the one or more segments principally defining at least one storage region, and one or more regions of substantially thermally sealed connections between at least one of the one or more surface regions of the one or more segments wherein the one or more regions of substantially thermally sealed connections and the one or more segments form an integrally thermally sealed medicinal storage region.06-11-2009
20100089930PERISHABLES SHIPPING BOX - A perishables shipping box including a plurality of panels constructed of a foamed material joined with a fabric material, the panels including a cover, four side panels and a bottom panel attached to one another to form a box, wherein for two of the side panels the foamed material has at least one open window and the fabric material is porous including a multiplicity of vent holes such that air flows through the vent holes and the at least one window.04-15-2010
20120318808INSULATED STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION CONTAINERS - A storage container that includes walls having complimentary-shaped edges with complex edge profiles. The complex edge profiles of adjoining walls mate with each other to form an interface that defines a thermal leak path between a storage area of the container and an exterior environment. The thermal leak path has a length that is greater than the thickness of the adjoined walls. In one example, the complex edge profile includes step-shaped features. The walls may also include one or more overlapping super-insulating panels. The panels may be joined to one another with adhesive layers. The super-insulating panels may be also be disposed in a wall including interior and exterior linings that are joined and sealed to define a space between the linings. The space may be evacuated and optionally filled with a super-insulating gas.12-20-2012
20120298676CONTAINERS,ETC WITH OR WITHOUT MULTI-PRODUCTS AND/OR MULTI-PD'S ARE NOT - Pocket department (PD) etc in etc: sports container beverage and food containers etc products etc. Which said PD etc can also cool and heat etc holds etc products etc like power bars etc from melting etc and can combine drinks etc and food etc. Furthermore invention shows also backward and forward products etc and MULTI PDS and MULTI PRODUCTS etc or not and shows with or without products etc and shows companies and customers rights etc and define display PD etc as PD and can be in any product etc not just food and drinks containers and PD etc can be also place in the housing casing the body of any products etc and product etc can be within product etc and invention shows same contents etc. Invention for plants pets humans etc and use each others PDS products materials parts etc.11-29-2012
220592220 For heated contents (e.g., fireless cooker) 5
20130082063CONTAINER FOR TRANSPORTING HEATED FOODSTUFF AND RELATED LID - Container for transporting heated foodstuff including a bowl vessel provided with an openable lid for the airtight sealing including an inner wall and an outer wall delimiting an intermediate interspace which, in the closed condition of the lid, communicates with the vessel through a plurality of first holes formed in the inner wall and with the atmosphere through a plurality of second holes formed in the outer wall of the lid.04-04-2013
20080210695Insulated folding trivet and method of use - An insulated folding trivet comprising a bottom panel and side panels made of decorative fabric stores flat and folds up to form a trivet for use with hot or cold serving dishes. The sides are foldably attached to the bottom and include releasable connectors to hold the sides in their upright position during use. The trivet may be designed to encase multiple serving dishes with a variety of shapes and sizes.09-04-2008
20120193367HEATED CONTAINER HAVING CHEMICAL HEATING MECHANISM - A self-heating food container configured to hold food and to heat food within the container is provided. The container includes a body wall. A space is defined within the body wall. A chemical heater is located within the space, which upon activation, is configured to generate heat, thereby increasing the temperature of the contents cavity.08-02-2012
20090078711SELF-HEATING APPARATUSES USING SOLID CHEMICAL REACTANTS - The present invention provides self-heating apparatuses and methods of heating using an aqueous solution and a solid chemical reactant mixture. The solid chemical reactant mixture may include magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, and/or calcium oxide.03-26-2009
20100116831Thermal Medicine Traveler - The present invention is a thermal medicine traveler, consisting of a durable outer shell, a soft inner lining, as well as a temperature controlling insert. The traveler is also designed to be compact, washable and easily transported.05-13-2010
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20090071968Container - One embodiment of the container assembly of this invention includes an insulated container and at least one storage container disposable in the insulated container. The storage container can be maintained in the insulated container so that a space in the bottom of the insulated container is formed and which accommodates ice. The ice may be contacting or proximate the bottom of the storage container to maintain food present in the storage container at a desired temperature range. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.03-19-2009
20100084410THERMAL PACKING CONTAINER - A thermal packing container that includes a plurality of walls formed from a single composite individual sheet. The composite sheet includes a corrugated substrate, a metalized barrier and an outer foam layer. The composite sheet can be transported in flat configuration and then formed into a container at a packing facility. The packing container is relatively impervious to fluids and has a high thermal impedance that minimizes heat flow into the contents of the container. The thermal packing container can be used to transport food items from the packing facility.04-08-2010
20080257896CONTAINER - A collapsible container having a sidewall having a top edge and a bottom edge; a bottom coupled to the bottom edge; a supporting frame removably coupled to the top edge; an insulated liner, a hood attached to the top edge, wherein the sidewall and bottom define a space; wherein the hood includes a drawstring closure; and wherein movement of the supporting frame from a first position to a second position collapses the container.10-23-2008
20100072210CAP, MULTI-LAYERED PANEL, AND REFRIGERATED CONTAINER - A multi-layered panel wherein an interlayer material in a fluid state or in a solidified state transformed therefrom is provided between a pair of panels, comprises an internally-threaded member fitted in a through-hole formed in an outer one of the panels, and a cap capped on the internally-threaded member. The cap has a bottomed tubular-shaped body portion adapted to be brought into close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the internally-threaded member while sealing a threaded hole of the internally-threaded member, and a panel-contact contributing portion supported by the body portion, and adapted to be, at least partly, closely contactable with the outer panel.03-25-2010
20100108693INSULATED DOUBLE-WALLED DISPOSABLE PLASTIC CUP - A thermally insulated double-walled disposable plastic container includes a container body having an inner cup and outer cup fixedly separated by an insulating space. The thermally insulated double-walled disposable plastic container is open at the top and enclosed at the bottom. The insulating space includes a gas for providing thermal insulation. A preferred gas is air. Preferred methods for making the insulated disposable double-walled plastic container includes blow-molding, thermoforming or injecting molding an inner cup and outer cup then fixedly connecting the inner cup and outer cup to define an insulation space there between.05-06-2010
20130026171MAGNETIC THERMALLY INSULATED ENCLOSURE - A novel thermally insulated enclosure includes an insulated wall and a magnet assembly coupled thereto for mounting the insulated enclosure to ferromagnetic structures. In a particular embodiment, the magnet assembly includes a plurality of magnets coupled to the insulated wall. In another particular embodiment, the magnet assembly is a removable magnetic device that can be connected and disconnected from the insulated enclosure.01-31-2013
20130048649INSULATED TOTE BAG FOR TRANSPORTING BAKING PANS - An insulated tote bag allows a user to tote a plurality of baking pans, such as up to four baking pans, securely with one hand via handle straps. The tote bag can not only provide an easy mode for carrying multiple baking pans, but also can protect a user's vehicle from spills when the baking pans are carried to a vehicle for transport. The tote bag can keep items warm or cold during transport. The tote bag also allows a user to take necessary condiments and/or utensils, napkins, or potholders in an outside pocket provided on the tote bag. The tote bag can be finished in various styles and designs, as may be desired by the user.02-28-2013
20130056476TOP MOUNTING CAN CONTAINER - Top mounting can container that couples with a can. One or more embodiment enables simultaneous access to both the contents of the can and contents of the container. A half circle cut-out in the lid provides for spill free snacking from an independent vessel. Various configurations enable the inclusion of fresh food, eating and drinking from a straw if desired while standing and walking and access of solid or liquid in the container and can. Coupling elements that couple the top mounting can container to the can, may utilize any type of easily removable or semi-removable technology. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and can in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one beverage holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.03-07-2013
20130056475CUP LID WITH INTEGRATED CONTAINER - Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid 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 without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Coupling elements that couple the cup lid to the cup, or that couple containers to the lid cavity may be non-permanent, semi-permanent or permanent. Simplifies eating and drinking from one 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.03-07-2013
20130068777THERMAL FLASK - A thermal flask includes a cylindrical body extending in an axial direction. The body includes a top face having an opening. A base is fixed on the top face of the body and surrounds the opening. The base is annular and includes a plurality of threaded sections. An engaging unit is integrally formed with the base. An upper lid is mounted on top of the body and includes a plurality of threaded sections in threading engagement with the threaded sections of the base. The upper lid includes a peripheral wall extending in the axial direction. The peripheral wall includes an engagement hole aligned with the engaging unit. The upper lid is coupled to the body, with the engaging unit releasably engaged with the engagement hole. The engaging unit is disengaged from the engagement hole when the engaging unit is pressed, allowing detachment of the upper lid from the body.03-21-2013
20080314909Heat Insulating Container - A heat insulating container enabling a reduction in man-hour and materials in production while sufficiently securing the strength of an external body on its bottom side. The container comprises a bottomed cylindrical container body and the external body formed of a foam resin sheet with thermal shrinkage properties and covering the peripheral wall of the container body to form a space between the peripheral wall and the external body. The external body comprises a tubular part opposed to the peripheral wall of the container body and an annular part extended from the bottom opening edge part, as a base end, in the tubular part. The annular part is characterized in that the tip side thereof is apart from the inner peripheral surface of the tubular part more than the base end part side thereof.12-25-2008
20110278307WATER TANK FOR USE WITH A SOLAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - A water tank for use in air-conditioning and/or heating systems and includes a container capable of storing at least one thousand gallons of a fluid. An evaporator coil is disposed within the container and the fluid contained within the container. The evaporator can consist as part of a refrigerant circuit. A pickup radiator coil is also disposed within the container and fluid. The pickup radiator coil can consist as part of a chilled water air conditioning water system for a dwelling. The water tank can be insulated. The fluid stored within said container can be a mixture of water and anti-freeze.11-17-2011
20110127274CONTAINER WITH COVER AND CLOSURE MEMBER - A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and an internal, substantially rigid molded plastic receptacle mounted therein. It has a cover structure that includes a reinforcement member for engaging a land region of the molded receptacle, thereby tending to yield an interface tending to have a sealing relationship. The container may also include a thermal storage element, and the container may have an accommodation for receiving the thermal storage element.06-02-2011
20080277400Food service heat retention device - A heat retaining dish includes a pressure relief mechanism and has a heat retention material capable of being heated by microwave or other thermal radiation in order to maintain any food placed on the dish at an elevated temperature. The heat retention material is capable of accommodating expansion during heating of the device, and when an overpressure condition occurs as a result of inadvertent overheating, the pressure relief mechanism vents the pressure to the ambient environment. The pressure relief mechanism is an integral part of the wall construction of at least one of the portions making up the housing of the device, and deformation due to overpressure directly causes the opening of the pressure relief mechanism as soon as the housing is deformed sufficiently to open a fluid communication path through an aperture in the wall.11-13-2008
20100078440Package for Changing a Stored Product Temperature Prior to the Opening Thereof - The invention relates to the food industry. The inventive package comprises a thermal module (04-01-2010
20120097686Temperature-Stabilized medicinal storage systems - Systems include one or more medicinal storage containers. For example, an integrally thermally sealed medicinal storage container may include one or more segments of at least one ultra efficient insulation material, the one or more segments having one or more surface regions, the one or more segments principally defining at least one storage region, one or more regions of substantially thermally sealed connections between at least one of the one or more surface regions of the one or more segments wherein the one or more regions of substantially thermally sealed connections and the one or more segments form at least one integrally thermally sealed medicinal storage region, one or more thermal variant units, and at least one selectively-operable thermal conduction unit.04-26-2012
20110215103THERMAL INSULATION CONTAINER HAVING A FOAM LAYER - A thermal insulation container includes a container body, an outer surrounding layer and a foam layer. The container body has a bottom wall and a surrounding wall extending upward from the bottom wall, and a receiving space confined by the bottom wall and the surrounding wall. The outer surrounding layer surrounds the surrounding wall of the container body. The foam layer is disposed between and bonded to an inner surface of the outer surrounding layer and the outer surface of the surrounding wall of the container body. The outer surrounding layer provides an even surface for a printed layer to improve the printed quality of the printed layer.09-08-2011
20090078708Temperature Maintaining Package Having Corner Discontinuities - A shipping package for use in transportation of a temperature sensitive product. The shipping package includes layers of insulation and phase change material surrounding a payload cavity. The layers of insulation and phase change material are provided as separable panels. The panels may be inserted into an outer container in such manner that no insulation or phase change material are proximate to inner corners of the container. In one embodiment, the panels are provided in an overlapping relationship within the container so as to define corner discontinuities within the container.03-26-2009
20090145910Temperature-stabilized storage containers with directed access - Systems include one or more storage containers. A container may include one or more segments of a first ultra efficient insulation material shaped to define at least one substantially temperature-stabilized storage region, and an access region, including at least one region of the one or more segments of ultra efficient insulation material configured for at least one perforation by a perforation device, wherein one or more of the at least one perforation is configured to provide for a controlled egress of a discrete quantity of material from the at least one storage region.06-11-2009
20100078441COOLER HAVING EDGE PROTECTED GRAPHICS SHEET - Disclosed is an apparatus for storing articles. The apparatus comprises a container having an open top, a closed bottom and a continuous peripheral wall extending therearound between said top and bottom. The peripheral wall has an exterior surface adapted to have a flexible sheet applied thereto. The flexible sheet has top and bottom opposed edges corresponding to the top and bottom of the container. The apparatus further comprises edge protecting means for protecting at least one of the top or bottom edge of the flexible sheet.04-01-2010
20100089929SOFT-SIDED INSULATED CONTAINER WITH THERMAL STORAGE MEMBER - A portable, foldable, soft-sided insulated container has an a lid mounted carrier, or seat, for a substantially rigid container of a thermal storage medium, such as water. The container assembly may be free of any rigid tub, and may thus retain the ability to fold. The carrier is a substantially rigid plate or panel, or array, that mounts to an otherwise soft panel. The panel, or portion of a panel, to which the rigid carrier mounts is a panel that may tend to stay substantially flat (or, if curved, substantially curved as before) when the container assembly is folded. The seat may be mounted to a portion of the lid, such as a flap that may be opened separately from the top panel more generally. The mounting is such that the substantially rigid thermal storage medium container can slide in and out of the seat. The sliding may be sideways sliding, as opposed to insertion substantially normal to the panel. The seat may stand slightly proud of adjacent members of the bag such that the sideways sliding may tend not to be impeded. When not in use the entire assembly can be folded into a collapsed position for storage.04-15-2010
20090294455INSULATED CONTAINER WITH ASYMMETRIC LIFTING ARRANGEMENT - A soft-sided insulated container assembly includes a collapsible cooler body made of insulated panels. The body is to be carried by an arrangement of lifting apparatus that includes asymmetrically arranged fittings. One lifting fitting may be an inboard shoulder strap. Another fitting may an handle located on an outboard portion of face of the container body, and may be at a height for engagement by the hand of the user. The soft-sided insulated container assembly may have a liner to contain liquids. The soft-sided insulated container assembly may have an easy access lid. The insulated container may be collapsed to a flat position, and secured in place. In one embodiment the asymmetric lifting arrangement includes a shoulder strap attached to the sides of the container in a manner that distributes the load into the sides of the container, and a grip, such as a handle, located on the lower portion of the front side of the container. The grip may be attached to the container so as to pull up on the bottom of the container when used by a person.12-03-2009
20120292327CONTAINER FOR A TAILGATE PARTY - An apparatus is configured to provide storage and includes a container having an opening, a panel, a plurality of bins, and a cover. The panel has at least one through-hole. The perimeter of the panel is larger than the perimeter of the opening of the container. Each bin has an opening, and each bin is configured to be received by a corresponding one of the through-holes of the panel. The cover is attached to the container. The apparatus may be used to transport food and other items needed for a tailgate party.11-22-2012
20080217342Cooler with an attachment element - A cooler device with an attachment element is disclosed. The attachment element is configure to removable connect the cooler to another object, such as a shopping cart.09-11-2008
20090026213Container with integrally insulating holder - A container or cup for holding hot beverages or fluids is provided. The container consists of an integrally designed insulating portion which is structurally configured and positioned on the wall of the cup and is separated from the cup when rotated and used in conjunction with hot fluids.01-29-2009
20090200320STORAGE CONTAINER - A storage container includes an insulating container having an opening; a temperature controlling unit that is independent of the insulating container and detachably attached to the opening of the insulating container in a manner closing and sealing a portion of the opening; and a main lid attached to the opening of the insulating container in a manner closing and sealing an other portion of the opening. The temperature controlling unit is composed of an insulative sub-lid; and a temperature controlling subunit provided on the sub-lid. The temperature controlling subunit is composed of a base fitted into a through-hole formed on the sub-lid; and a Stirling refrigerator including a temperature control effect member thermally exposed inside the insulating container. Accordingly, the interior of the insulating container of an arbitrary size can be cooled, and items can be continuously stored longer than when using conventional solid carbon dioxide or cold reserving agent.08-13-2009
20090242574HEAT-INSULATING CUP - A heat-insulating cup includes a cup, a ring, and a sleeve. The cup includes an open end, a closed end, and a body between the open end and the closed end. The open end has an edge bent outward to form a flange. The ring is securely mounted around an outer periphery of the body and has two open ends. The sleeve is mounted around the ring and includes upper and lower open ends. The upper open end of the sleeve abuts a bottom of the flange of the body. A heat-insulating space is provided between the sleeve and the body to effectively avoid a hand of a user from high heat.10-01-2009
20120091147COOLER ADAPTED FOR USE IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT - A cooler includes a box portion having a rigid outer shell and a rigid inner shell, an insulative material disposed between the outer shell and the inner shell. The inner shell defines a chamber therein having a floor and opening to a inner shell top, the floor sloping from a higher end to a lower end. The box portion defines a drain hole passing therethrough adjacent to the lower end. The inner shell and the outer shell define a cavity therebetween adjacent to the floor. The cavity, into which a tray fits, opens to a hole defined by the outer shell. The outer shell includes a bottom from which four feet that are molded into the outer shell extend so as to form an air gap between the bottom and any surface upon which the cooler is placed. A door is configured to cover the hole. The outer shell defines a first recess about the hole so that neither the door nor the attachment member extends beyond an outer surface of the outer shell when the door is in a closed position. A lid portion is configured to fit against the inner shell top.04-19-2012
20100187240SELF-ANCHORING BEVERAGE CONTAINER WITH DIRECTIONAL RELEASE AND ATTACHMENT CAPABILITY - A self-anchoring beverage container with directional release and attachment capability has a flexible nonporous base member adapted to seal to a reference surface and create a controlled pressure zone. A receptacle assembly is mounted to the base member and includes a beverage holding chamber. A communication channel in the receptacle assembly extends from the controlled pressure zone to an area of ambient pressure. A pressure control device on the receptacle assembly is adapted to alternately close the communication channel to seal the controlled pressure zone and open the communication channel to vent the controlled pressure zone to ambient pressure. The receptacle assembly further includes a grasping portion arranged to be grasped by a user. The pressure control device is operatively connected to the grasping portion for actuation to the open position when a user grasps the grasping portion during normal lifting of the beverage container from the reference surface.07-29-2010
20100258574CELLULOSE BASED RECYCLABLE CONTAINER - Disclosed is a portable cooler device comprised of recyclable materials. Some embodiments of the device comprise components constructed entirely of, or substantially of, cellulose. Other embodiments may be comprised of recyclable materials not classified as cellulose such as, but not limited to, cotton, bamboo, hemp, or other natural fibers. The specific percentages of recycled and/or recyclable content are not limiting factors for the invention; however, most embodiments have consistent materials of construction such that the entire device may be recycled in a single recycling process without the need for deconstruction. Further, if not recycled, embodiments are operable to biodegrade within a reasonable amount of time when exposed to the elements in a landfill. Typical embodiments are comprised of an inner shell, an outer shell having an integrally hinged lid, and pressed cellulose insulating boards sandwiched between the shells.10-14-2010
20090078709TRANSPORT CONTAINER FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIAL - A container system and a method for transporting hazardous materials is disclosed. One embodiment of the container system includes a soft-sided outer shell and an inner frame. The outer shell is at least partially collapsible when unsupported. The outer shell may include a plurality of vertical walls integrally formed with a bottom and an open top. A lid may be adapted to be selectively secured to the vertical walls to close the outer shell. A fastener, such as a zipper, may be provided to secure the lid to the vertical walls. The inner frame has rigid walls and is adapted to support the outer shell when the inner frame is inserted inside the outer shell. The inner frame is at least partially collapsible. One embodiment of the method includes providing a soft-sided container that is at least partially collapsible when unsupported. Hazardous material is positioned into the container. The hazardous material supports the container from within and causes the container to assume an at least partially assembled configuration. In another embodiment of the method, a soft-sided outer shell that is at least partially collapsible when unsupported is provided. An inner frame is inserted into the outer shell. Hazardous material for transport, for example, is then positioned into the outer shell in an assembled configuration.03-26-2009
20120193365Thermal Container, Liner Therefor, and Liner Forming Dies - A thermal insulating liner for a container has a bottom panel, a pair of opposed end panels, a first side panel and an opposed second side panel. A first flap is hinged to the first side panel at a first hinge line and a second flap is hinged to the said second side panel at a second hinge line. The first flap and second flap are sized so that they are moveable between an open position whereat the first flap is spaced from said second flap and a folded position whereat a side margin of the first flap which extends along a side edge of the first flap opposite the first hinge line overlaps with a side margin of the second flap which extends along a side edge of the second flap opposite the second hinge line. Each flap comprises an outer sheet and an inner sheet spaced by a core with an innermost layer of the inner sheet comprising a metal foil layer. Each flap has a first thickness outside its side margin and a second, reduced, thickness, within its side margin. A thermal container may contain such a thermal insulating liner. A pair of dies can form a liner for a thermal container. A bottom a bottom die half has a bottom die pair of raised rectangular blocks and a top die half has a top die pair of raised rectangular blocks sized and positioned so as to register with the bottom die pair of rectangular blocks when the dies are brought together in use. The bottom die half has two spaced creasing rules between the bottom die pair of raised rectangular blocks and the top die half has two spaced creasing rules between the top die pair of raised rectangular blocks. The top spaced creasing rules are positioned so as to register with the bottom die spaced creasing rules when the dies are brought together in use.08-02-2012
20110056962METHOD FOR MAKING A PROTECTIVE ELEMENT FOR ITEMS AND CASING OBTAINED BY SAID METHOD - The purpose of the disclosure is to provide an insulation structure for efficiently controlling a thermal flow and protecting objects that is easy to implement, has a low cost and is compliant with strict standards in terms of fire resistance while offering protection against crushing and immersion. Accordingly the disclosure relates to a method for protecting at least one object previously encapsulated in a sealed pocket, that comprises imbedding the objects without trapping any air in a body of a high thermal-resistance insulator containing gypsum crystals, said insulator body being cast in a structure having a high mechanical resistance to crushing, and said structure consisting of an intermediate mould or directly defining a housing. A casing obtained by said method comprises the body block of a high thermal-resistance insulator and the housing having a high mechanical resistance to crushing. Advantageously, the objects, such as an electronic board, are encapsulated in a silicone sealed pocket, and the housing includes steam discharge slots as well as an opening for casting the insulator body, said opening being then closed by a plate held on the housing by screws. Sealed ducts are provided in the plate, the insulator, and the pocket for passing electric wires therethrough.03-10-2011
20090277914Portable food warmer - An insulated, portable, hot food container maintains the temperature of cooked foods. The container has an insulated housing having an insulated base, insulated enclosing walls, and an insulated removable cover. The insulated removable cover engages the insulated enclosing walls to resist movement parallel to the insulated base. The insulated removable cover having grips to enable lifting of the insulated removable cover from the insulated base. The insulated base having grips to enable the container to be lifted and support both the insulated base and the insulated cover. A support carrier is inserted into and removed from the container, the support carrier having a base support surface and raised edges circumscribing the base support surface to restrict horizontal flow of liquids.11-12-2009
20090261111Collapsible container useful as a cooler - A collapsible self-supporting container, useful as a cooler includes a lid, a base panel, a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of side walls together forming a collapsible box defining an interior chamber for receiving items to be stored and/or cooled, and a rigid rectangular frame below the lid and surrounding an opening for accessing the chamber. The body is selectably configurable between collapsed and expanded configurations. The front and rear walls are flexibly attached to both the frame and the base panel and have separate top and bottom panels flexibly joined together. The side walls are flexibly attached to the frame and are engageable with the base panel. An optional collapsible liner is insertable within the container body.10-22-2009
20090071967One-time-use insulating container - A disposable insulating container is disclosed in which a container body and a container bottom face are formed in a body and in which folds in the vertical direction are formed in a body on the outside surface of the container body in a tapered disposable container whose upper side is wide and lower side is narrow. When a beverage, such as hot coffee, is placed in the container, direct conduction of heat to the hand that holds the container is shielded, so that the hot beverage can be safely and simply drunk without a separate member. Also, there is an insulation effect for preventing the discharge of the temperature of the beverage in the container to the outside, so that the temperature and taste of the beverage can be maintained for a long time.03-19-2009
20100308061SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTAINER INDICIA - An application for an insulated container or cup that has an outer container member that is transparent and an inner container member onto which an indicia is made by laser etching. The inner container member fits within the outer container member and is affixed to a rim of the outer container member, thereby forming a gap between the inner container member and the outer container member.12-09-2010
20110127273Temperature-stabilized storage systems including storage structures configured for interchangeable storage of modular units - Temperature-stabilized storage systems are described herein. Substantially thermally sealed storage containers include an outer assembly, including one or more sections of ultra efficient insulation material substantially defining at least one thermally sealed storage region, wherein the outer assembly and the one or more sections of ultra efficient insulation material substantially define a single access aperture to the at least one thermally sealed storage region; and an inner assembly within the at least one thermally sealed storage region, including a storage structure configured for receiving and storing at least one heat sink module and at least one stored material module. Systems including at least one substantially thermally sealed storage container and an information system are also described.06-02-2011
20100213200Temperature-stabilized storage systems - A substantially thermally sealed storage container includes an outer assembly, including one or more sections of ultra efficient insulation material substantially defining at least one thermally sealed storage region, and an inner assembly, including at least one heat sink unit within the at least one thermally sealed storage region, and at least one stored material dispenser unit, wherein the at least one stored material dispenser unit includes one or more interlocks.08-26-2010
20110024433THERMAL INSULATION UNIT - A container has contained therein a phase change material (PCM). An article or product comprises an insulation unit and the container, which may be in close proximity to the insulation unit. The container can be produced from a film or sheet containing a barrier layer and, optimally, a sealant layer, to prevent the PCM from leaking out of the container.02-03-2011
20110024432Secondary containment system for DEF storage container - A secondary containment system used to transport and store a tank containing diesel exhaust fluid. The secondary containment system having a containment body comprising an end wall, a back wall, two side walls, a bottom, and a top, wherein the walls are integral to the bottom, and wherein the top can be displaced from the containment body. The containment body is constructed of a three-layer configuration comprising an inner layer, an outer layer, and a central layer sandwiched therebetween. The inner layer defines a chamber in which the tank containing diesel exhaust fluid is stored. The chamber is sized and shaped so that the tank is positioned in the chamber and defines a void between walls of the inner layer and the tank containing diesel exhaust fluid. The inner layer and outer layer are preferably constructed of a UV protected polyethylene, and the central layer is constructed of a 2″-2 lb. density polyurethane insulation material having an R17 value.02-03-2011
20110031254UNITS INSULATED WITH FOAMS AND HAVING FLEXIBLE OUTER SKINS - An insulation unit including an inner lining having an inner face and an outer face, in which the inner face is disposed to define a cavity of the insulation unit is provided. An insulating foam is disposed on the outer face of the inner lining, and the insulating foam includes an inner face and an outer face, and the inner face of the insulating foam is adhered to the outer face of the inner lining. An outer lining is disposed on the outer face of the insulating foam. The outer lining includes a non self-supporting flexible skin which is adapted to define at least parts of an outer surface of the insulation unit and is adhered to the outer face of the insulating foam.02-10-2011
20090218357Insulated Multi Compartment Multi Lid Fluid Storage Device - An insulated multi compartment multi lid fluid storage device capable of multiple configurations to provide for different ratios of stored fluids. The device allows for individual fluids to be stored separately from one another. In addition, the device has a tapered bottom and is largely characterized by textured surfaces. More specifically, the contours of the devices lend themselves to fitting within vehicle cup holders and the like. Finally, the device is comprised of thermo-insulating material so that stored fluids can maintain a near constant temperature for relatively long periods of time.09-03-2009
20110248037Thermally insulated collapsible cup for hot or cold beverages - A thermally insulated collapsible cup for hot or cold beverages. The collapsible cup includes a flexible inner liner and a multi-segmented outer shell including a top segment, a base segment, and one or more intermediate segments. Each segment of the outer shell includes an insulation layer adhered thereto. An integral rubber sleeve extends around the periphery of each intermediate segment. The flexible inner liner extends from the top to the bottom of the collapsible cup and is secured and sealed at the bottom of the base segment and at the rim of the top segment. In an expanded configuration, internal screw threads at the bottom of the top and intermediate segments engage external screw threads on the adjacent segment there below and thereby maintain the cup in an expanded configuration. The screw threads can be unscrewed in order to convert the cup to a collapsed configuration.10-13-2011
20090001086CONTAINER INSERT INCORPORATING THERMALLY INSULATIVE PANELS - A container insert for providing a thermally insulated enclosure. The container insert includes a bottom panel, side panels and end panels that are interconnected by a plastic backing sheet. The side panels and end panels can be pivoted upwardly to form side walls and end walls. The plastic backing sheet covers the seams between adjacent insulation panels to provide a moisture barrier. The plastic backing sheet can also urge adjacent panels together to reduce the gap between adjacent panels and improve thermal performance.01-01-2009
20100314398MODULAR INSULATED WATER TANK - A modular insulated water tank comprising a hollow insulated support structure, a liner, and an insulated cover, with the support structure being comprised of two or more separable, vertically stackable retention tiers, the liner being a flexible container capable of retaining fluids within the interior of the support structure, and the cover being capable of enclosing contents contained within the interior of the water tank. So configured, the modular insulated water tank is capable of retaining a large quantity of fluid, such as water, at an elevated temperature for an extended length of time, for purposes of using the heat energy stored therein for space heating purposes or for domestic hot water use. The modular water tank employs a heating exchange interface comprised of inflow and outflow conduits and a heat exchanger, capable of bringing fluids into and out of the water tank to either release heat energy into the fluid contained in the water tank for heat storage or to absorb heat energy from the fluid contained in the water tank for heat use. The modular design of the water tank allows it to be easily shipped and stored, and assembled in otherwise difficult to access locations. The water tank is intended to be used to store heat energy generated by an external heat source, such as a boiler, solar collectors, or a wood stove.12-16-2010
20110259895INSULATED BOX - The use of expanded polymers can be at least reduced by using repulpable materials. For instance, insulation characteristics of insulated boxes can be provided by a core of honeycomb repulpable material. Further, the insulation characteristics can be further enhanced by loosely filling cells of the honeycomb structure with particles held in the cells by two skins on opposite faces of the core.10-27-2011
20100282763CONTAINER WITH COVER - A soft-sided insulated container assembly with a removable thermal storage member mounted therein. The container has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion forms a body and the second portion forms a lid movable between a first position obstructing access to a chamber defined in the first portion and a second position permitting access. The lid has a structural frame having members defining a seat for the thermal storage member when the lid is in the first position. The storage member has portions operable matingly to engage the frame members.11-11-2010
20100116830CONTAINER WITH COVER AND CLOSURE MEMBER - A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and an internal, substantially rigid molded plastic receptacle mounted therein. It has a cover structure that includes a reinforcement member for engaging a land region of the molded receptacle, thereby tending to yield an interface tending to have a sealing relationship. Both the receptacle and the engaging seal member of the lid may be outwardly splayed. The container may also include a thermal storage element, and the container may have an accommodation for receiving the thermal storage element.05-13-2010
20130008909Thermic Food Container and Relative Method of Manufacture - A thermal food container has an outer body and at least two trays for containing foods, the trays being separate from each other and being contained inside the outer body. An outer closure lid is detachably associated with the outer body, and a thermally insulating element is positioned between the trays and the outer body. Advantageously, the trays are over moulded with a joining ring which joins them to each other, keeping them separate at the point of at least one separation septum. Furthermore, the joining ring is welded and/or glued to the outer body after insertion of said insulating element, so as to form a hermetic joint between the joining ring and the outer body.01-10-2013
20120097685Insulated Beverage Container - A container including a wall that defines an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, the wall including an internal surface and an external surface, and being formed as a layered structure that includes a first layer positioned proximate the internal surface and a second layer positioned proximate the external surface, the second layer including major bosses extending into engagement with the first layer to space the second layer from the first layer.04-26-2012
20110114645HEAT-INSULATION-EXHIBITING CONTAINER - A heat-insulation-exhibiting container of the present invention comprises: a laminated body including base materials, differing from each other in heat shrinkage ratio and bonded together at bonded portions spaced from one another; and a thin-walled container, the laminated body fixed to an outer wall surface of a trunk portion thereof at a fixing portion provided at one location such that the base material having a larger heat shrinkage ratio is placed on an inner side of the laminated body. In the heat-insulation-exhibiting container, the outer wall surface is adhered to the laminated body at temporary adhesion portions, using a heat-softenable adhesive, appropriately arranged between the fixing portion and end portions of the laminated body, so that the entire inner base material uniformly shrinks between the bonded portions, and the outer base material is formed into tunnel-like structures in an orderly manner.05-19-2011
20120145720COOLER FOR A GAME HEAD - The present invention generally relates to a cooler for transferring a game head. In one aspect, a game head transfer device is provided. The device includes a body having an opening on an upper portion that is configured to receive a game head into the body, wherein a first portion and a second portion of the game head extend from the opening of the body when the body is in an opened position and a closed position. The device further includes one or more flap members configured to narrow the opening of the body between the first portion and the second portion of the game head. The game head transfer device also includes one or more closing members configured to narrow the opening of the body adjacent a side of the first portion and a side of the second portion of the game head that extend from the opening.06-14-2012
20120305569PACKAGING MATERIAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND PACKAGING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME - Packaging material, including an inner structural material and an outer surface material. The inner structural material is a hollow material, and the outer surface material is attached onto an outer surface of the inner structural material. And a method for producing the packaging material includes: a) producing a middle structural material comprising a cavity or channel, and sandwiching the middle structural material with an outer face material and an inner face material to yield a semi-finished hollow material; and b) attaching the outer surface material onto an outer surface of the hollow material.12-06-2012
20090314786Insulated water-tight container - An insulated container for shipping, transporting, or storing warm or cold items is disclosed, useful for maintaining temperature of items stored or shipped within the container, the container assembly consisting of at least one layer of rigid or semi-rigid material, and at least one layer of flexible, thermally insulating, water-resistant material, in the form of a pouch, which pouch is secured to the rigid material at areas which allow easy reconfiguration of the container to form a finished container having desirable insulating and water-resistant characteristics.12-24-2009
20120000918Temperature-stabilized storage systems configured for storage and stabilization of modular units - Apparatus for use with substantially thermally sealed storage containers are described herein. These include an apparatus comprising a stored material module, a stabilizer unit, a stored material module cap and a central stabilizer unit. The apparatus also include a transportation stabilizer unit with dimensions corresponding to a substantially thermally sealed storage container with a flexible conduit.01-05-2012
20100224637HEAT INSULATED CONTAINER - The present invention relates to an improvement of an insulating container wherein either one of an upper portion or a lower portion of an exterior sleeve is fixed to a container main body so as to be fit onto the container main body, and a slit forming section including a group of slits formed on the exterior sleeve is compressed in an up-and-down direction to have the slit forming section project outwardly from the exterior sleeve in order to form an insulating holder.09-09-2010
20100288776DOUBLE-WALLED VESSEL HAVING PRESSURE EQUALIZATION OPENING - A double-walled vessel (11-18-2010
20110180551GAS TANK - There is provided a gas tank that suppresses an increase in pressure of a gas filled therein. A hydrogen tank comprises a tank main body filled with hydrogen, a thermofoamable heat-insulating layer provided on the external surface of the tank main body, a relief valve which is provided at the left end of the tank main body and which reduces the pressure in the tank main body by releasing the hydrogen in the tank main body, and a liner which extends from the relief valve toward the right end and which detects an increase in temperature. The relief valve is thermally connected to the liner, and is actuated based on heat transferred from the liner in order to release the hydrogen in the tank main body, thereby reducing the pressure in the tank main body.07-28-2011
20110180550COOLER BOX - An airtight cooler box having a base panel, a collapsible unitary side panel sized and folded to extend orthogonally from the base to form an enclosure with a top opening defined by the side panel top edges. A top panel is included, the top panel sized and folded on an edge to extend orthogonally from the unitary side panel and further sized for top panel three edges to fit the top opening, the top panel further comprising a plurality of pouches positioned on an inside surface. A rigid base plate is included, the rigid base plate being sized to cover the base panel when the rigid base plate is positioned inside the container resting on a base panel inside surface. The cooler box further includes a rigid top plate having a plurality of vent openings through the rigid top plate corresponding to the position of pouches positioned on the top panel inside surface and sized to be located inside the container under the top panel inside surface. A zipper closure on three top edges of the side panel and corresponding top panel three edges allows the cooler box to be closed upon the product contents. The base panel, side panel and top panel further comprise inner and outer surfaces of a poly-vinyl chloride material bonded to an aluminum laminate with multiple layers of foam interposed between the inner and outer surfaces.07-28-2011
20120132658METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING THERMOMETERS - A calibration device allows accurate and consistent creation of ice baths and aids in the calibration of food safety thermometers. Such devices include a calibration wrench on a cup lid for holding and calibrating a thermometer, a stem thermometer access hole on the cup lid, an insulated cup for holding a substance to be measured, and a liquid crystal reversible temperature label on the cup.05-31-2012
20120132657INSULATING CONTAINER AND LATCHING MECHANISM - According to an aspect of the invention, a latching mechanism/device is provided, as well as a method of maintaining a closed position between opposing first and second portions of a container. The latching mechanism includes a latch attached to the first portion and a latch keeper integrally molded to the second portion. The latch keeper includes an elongated keeper slot and a recessed pocket formed in the keeper slot, such that when at least a portion of the latch is received within the recessed pocket, the container is closed and/or sealed.05-31-2012
20120211499PORTABLE ICE CHEST - The present invention provides a portable ice chest having an improved foot operated lid or lid arrangement. The foot operated linkages are spaced away from the food holding compartment of the ice chest, being provided at end portions or in side panels of a container body. In one embodiment, a single lid or cover is provided. In another embodiment, a pair of lids or covers are provided.08-23-2012
20120168447CONTAINER WITH EXPANDABLE PORTION - A soft sided insulated container assembly has a first insulated container portion and a second insulated container portion. The second insulated container portion can be collapsed to a flat position, and secured in place. Either of the container portions may have a liner. The liner in the first container portion may be a substantially rigid liner. The assembly may have a lifting member. In one example the second portion may be hingedly mounted to the first portion, and the lifting member may be mounted such that when the assembly is lifted, the hinge is in an up-and-down orientation. In another embodiment, the lifting member may be eccentrically mounted, such that the assembly may possibly sit more comfortably against a carrier's hip. The first container portion may have an auxiliary opening or door, and that door may be more easily opened than the main access of the first insulated container portion.07-05-2012
20090095757CONTAINER WITH THERMAL STORAGE MEMBER - A container assembly has a substantially rigid moulded plastic shell, tub, a lid, and an auxiliary container that may contain a thermal storage medium such as a phase change liquid. The lid has a peripheral seal that mates in an interference fit with the lip of the tub. The lid also has external fittings that define a seat for the auxiliary container. The lid and the auxiliary container have mutually engaging guides and guide followers that permit a single degree of translational freedom sliding motion of the auxiliary container relative to the lid. The fittings of the seat and the interference fit seal fittings of the lid and the tub do not interfere with or obstruct each other. The tub, the lid and the auxiliary container may have roughly the same footprint, such that when assembled they form a compact assembly, one atop, or beside, the other. That assembly may fit inside an accommodation of an associated soft-sided insulated wall structure such as may define a lunch container or carrier, or other soft-sided insulated package.04-16-2009
20100270315Portable Container For Thermally Sensitive Material - A portable container that has a rugged outer shell to protect the contents within, along with an a insulating layer to protect the contents from thermal damage. The portable container can optionally have internal compartments with specific shapes to accommodate specific items, or a soft compliant inner layer that can accommodate a variety of shapes through the use of foam layers that provide physical protection for the item without having shape constraints. Optionally, the insulating layer can be made to commercially available material, such as “blue ice” that can be pre-chilled in a refrigerator prior to insertion of the item that needs to be protected. An optional temperature sensor and alarm mechanism is also provided to warn the user if the internal temperature has succeeded a predetermined limit.10-28-2010
20120074150DEVICE FOR STORING HOT, CORROSIVELY ACTIVE LIQUIDS AND USE OF THE DEVICE - The invention relates to a device for receiving hot, corrosively acting liquids (03-29-2012
20120223088STORAGE APPARATUS - A storage apparatus having a sleeve for storage of articles is disclosed. The storage apparatus includes a cavity connected to the main compartment for storage of a plurality of articles. The storage apparatus also includes a sleeve for lengthwise storage of a plurality of articles.09-06-2012
20120223087Apparatus for carrying/storing baked goods and the like - An apparatus carries and stores foodstuffs in a desired ambient temperature, and comprises a primary tray, a shroud, and a lid. The primary tray comprises an inner support platform portion and an outer shroud-receiving portion. The shroud comprises an inner cover portion and an outer wall portion contiguous with the inner cover portion. The inner cover portion defines a downwardly open matter-receiving space for covering matter supported by the support platform portion. The outer wall portion and the inner cover portion define an upwardly open medium-receiving space for receiving and positioning a heat transfer medium adjacent the matter-receiving space. The lid is seatable upon the shroud for covering the medium-receiving space. A series of fastening mechanisms removably fasten the primary tray to the shroud. A heat transfer medium is receivable in the medium-receiving space for effecting heat transfer intermediate the medium-receiving and matter-receiving spaces.09-06-2012
20120255959INSULATING LID FOR A FOOD CONTAINER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - An insulating lid includes a cover having an outer edge and a base. The base includes an upper surface, a lip projecting upwardly from the upper surface about an outer perimeter of the base to define an inner area, and a plurality of spacer members extending upwardly from the upper surface positioned within the inner area. The plurality of spacer members are configured to space the cover a distance from the upper surface of the base to define an insulating space between the cover and the upper surface of the base.10-11-2012
20100320213DOUBLE WALLED BEVERAGE CONTAINER AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A double walled container is provided for insulating a beverage. An outer insulating shell or container is secured to the inner container that holds the beverage. A gap exists between the outer container and inner container and the air in the gap acts as an insulating barrier. The inner container is preferably a standard aluminum container. The outer container is preferably made from aluminum or a plastic polymer. The outer container may have annular or longitudinal grooves that assist in securing the outer container to the inner container, and the grooves may also provide an enhanced gripping surface as well as a visually pleasing aesthetic design. The outer container may include a base, or the base may be eliminated in favor of a sleeve configuration for the outer container.12-23-2010
20110121004Pressure-Resistant Tank for Cryogenically Stored Fuel - A heat-insulated tank is provided for use as a reservoir for an operating agent of a drive assembly of a motor vehicle, particularly a heat-insulated cryotank for condensed gases. The tank consists at least of an interior tank for receiving a condensed gas, which interior tank is held in a heat-insulated manner in at least one exterior tank, which can be closed by a lid. At least one valve, a sensor, and/or a conduit connecting piece with pertaining conduits are accommodated in the insulation space, in the area of the lid between the interior tank and the exterior tank, fixedly connected with the lid.05-26-2011
20110036849Trophy cooler - A trophy cooler is provided, that is easy to transport and provides adequate separation of meat, skin and trophy-head while providing sufficient cooling. The trophy-cooler comprises a chamber comprising an inner wall of insulatory material. The trophy cooler further comprises one or more containers removably attached to an inner wall of the chamber. A removable lid is affixed to the top of the chamber, wherein said lid comprises means of opening one or more parts of the lid. A flexible sheet is removably affixed to the bottom of said lid, wherein said sheet comprises at least one slit.02-17-2011
20110226785Sportsman's box portable cooler - The sportsman box is a wheeled cooler with a lid and cover to that lid forming a compartment for containing a tackle box or a dry storage box or a condiment container with a cutting board and built in ruler. The cooler has a handle for pushing or pulling. In some models, the cooler has a split cover which allows the user to gain access to the cold section of the cooler for inserting or removing items such as food, beverages, and the like without requiring the user to remove all items from the other side of the lid. The cooler may be made in a variety of sizes and colors to suit the wishes of the user.09-22-2011
20110226784COVERED COOLER ASSEMBLY - A cooler assembly comprises a cylindrical main body having an open first end and a closed second end, a first attachment means extending from an outer surface of the cylindrical main body, a cylindrical cover having an open first end and a closed second end, a second attachment means extending from an outer surface of the cylindrical cover, and an elongate attachment member coupled on a first end to the first attachment means and on a second end to the second attachment means, the attachment member connecting the cylindrical main body to the cylindrical cover. The open first end of the cylindrical cover is structured to be positioned adjacent to the open first end of the cylindrical main body to enclose a beverage container positioned within the cylindrical main body.09-22-2011
20110226783COLD BOX AND DELIVERY METHOD USING THE SAME - A cold box is provided. The cold box includes an outer bag which is rectangular and has an upper opening, a lid which closes the upper opening of the outer bag, and a thermal insulator which is foldable and is detachably housed inside the outer bag. The thermal insulator is formed from a pouch-covered thermal insulation material. The thermal insulator includes a bottom wall, a top wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and a pair of side walls. Each of the side walls has a fixed part disposed adjacent to the rear wall and a turning part disposed adjacent to the front wall. The fixed parts are fixed to side faces of the rear wall, respectively, and the turning parts are rotatably coupled to front faces of the fixed parts, respectively. When the thermal insulator is folded, the front faces of the turning parts face each other.09-22-2011
20100213201Insulated Storage Tank - An insulated storage tank incorporating modular panels includes a structural rigidity to store large volumes of hot and cold liquids. The insulated storage tank includes a plurality of insulating panels disposed on an insulation substrate in a circumferential pattern, the insulating panels each in proximate contact with two other panels forming a cylindrical wall. The insulating panels are a rigid structure and provide structural support to an inner liner disposed within the cylindrical wall and operable to be filled with a hot or cold liquid. The cylindrical wall of insulating panels is further supported by a thin outer support jacket. The insulated storage tank has a lid disposed on the insulating panels thereby sealing the contents of the insulated storage tank.08-26-2010
20100018981Multi-layer insulation composite material having at least one thermally-reflective layer with through openings, storage container using the same, and related methods - In an embodiment, a multi-layer insulation (MLI) composite material includes a first thermally-reflective layer and a second thermally-reflective layer spaced from the first thermally-reflective layer. At least one of the first or second thermally-reflective layers includes a plurality of through openings configured to at least partially obstruct transmission therethrough of infrared electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength greater than a threshold wavelength. A region between the first and second thermally-reflective layers impedes heat conduction between the first and second thermally-reflective layers. Other embodiments include a storage container including a container structure that may be at least partially formed from such MLI composite materials, and methods of using such MLI composite materials.01-28-2010
20130175278DOUBLE WALLED THERMAL CONTAINER WITH RING SEAL - A double walled thermal container includes an outer container with an inner container mounted therein. Structural support is provided by an internal connection between the inner container and the outer container to minimize stress on the connection point. A separate elastomeric seal is preferably provided to prevent moisture from entering the area between the inner and outer containers.07-11-2013
20130112694Cellulose Based Recyclable Container - Disclosed is a portable cooler device comprised of recyclable materials. Some embodiments of the device comprise components constructed entirely of, or substantially of, cellulose. Other embodiments may be comprised of recyclable materials not classified as cellulose such as, but not limited to, cotton, bamboo, hemp, or other natural fibers. The specific percentages of recycled and/or recyclable content are not limiting factors for the invention; however, most embodiments have consistent materials of construction such that the entire device may be recycled in a single recycling process without the need for deconstruction. Further, if not recycled, embodiments may be suited to biodegrade within a reasonable amount of time when exposed to the elements in a landfill. Typical embodiments are comprised of an inner shell, an outer shell and pressed cellulose insulating boards sandwiched between the shells.05-09-2013
20120285972Insulating Packaging - A clamshell container includes a bottom portion and a top portion. The bottom portion includes a bottom wall and a side wall attached to the bottom wall. The bottom wall and the side wall form a bottom recessed area. The top portion is connected with the bottom portion along a fold line. The top portion is configured to fold over at least part of the bottom portion at the fold line to form a storage area between the top portion and the bottom recessed area. The top portion and the bottom portion are constructed of a first layer and a second layer attached to the first layer by an insulating material. The insulating material includes micro-encapsulated particles to expand and provide thermal insulation.11-15-2012
20120037643COOLER WITH TRAY - A cooler with tray product consisting of a rotatably attached tray element located on the exterior body portion of said cooler for providing a flat table surface adjacent to said cooler. A tray cavity for nesting said tray element within the exterior body portion of said cooler. Rotatably mounted leg elements located on the lower tray surface of said tray element for supporting said tray element. Leg cavities for nesting said leg elements located within the lower tray surface said tray element.02-16-2012
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20130200083System and Method for Maintaining a Temperature Within a Cooler - A system for maintaining a temperature within a cooler is disclosed. In one embodiment, the cooler can include an outer shell comprising an insulating material. The cooler can also include a temperature retention insert resting inside the outer shell. In another embodiment, the cooler can include an outer shell and an isolation chamber with one or more vertical support strips. In another embodiment, a cooler can comprise an outer shell with multiple grooves in the inner wall of the outer shell wherein the grooves can secure one or more temperature retention blocks.08-08-2013
20100001008Insulating Glass Unit as Shipping Container - An insulating glass unit (IGU) is used for storing and transporting thermoreflective filters or other thin, fragile devices, chiefly because such filters are often fragile and heavy. Because the IGU may also be the functional enclosure for the thermoreflective filter when it is installed in a building, using the IGU as a shipping container minimizes the total handling of the unpackaged filter and therefore minimizes the risk of damage or breakage.01-07-2010

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