Loews has been granted a patent for a container design featuring a tubular body with grooves aligned parallel to the longitudinal axis, inset from the vertical portion perimeter. The grooves have rounded inner surfaces and peaks aligned with the perimeter, enhancing the container’s structural integrity. GlobalData’s report on Loews gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Loews, Pipeline inspection robots was a key innovation area identified from patents. Loews's grant share as of February 2024 was 78%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for a container with grooves and smooth surface

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Loews Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11858680B2) discloses a unique container design comprising a tubular body with a rounded sidewall, a base portion, a rim portion, and a vertical portion with a series of grooves and a smooth surface. The grooves, aligned parallel to the longitudinal axis, are inset from the vertical portion perimeter and have a continuous convex radius. The container also features a smooth surface between the grooves and the rim portion, with specific dimensions and alignments to enhance the overall design and functionality of the container.

Furthermore, the patent includes additional claims related to the uniform wall thickness of the sidewall, a curved base transition region, base transition grooves, and a base channel. These elements contribute to the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of the container. The alignment and spacing of the grooves and transition grooves, along with their interaction with the base channel, are highlighted as key features of the design. Overall, the patented container design offers a novel and practical solution for a variety of packaging and storage needs, combining functionality with an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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