US 11,053,053 B2
Multi-chambered lid apparatus
Paul Jordan, Millbrae, CA (US)
Assigned to Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed by Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 18, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/356,845.
Application 16/356,845 is a continuation of application No. 15/207,638, filed on Jul. 12, 2016, granted, now 10,273,062.
Application 15/207,638 is a continuation of application No. 14/214,668, filed on Mar. 15, 2014, granted, now 9,394,086, issued on Jul. 19, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/791,696, filed on Mar. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2019/0315531 A1, Oct. 17, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B65D 47/08 (2006.01); B65D 47/00 (2006.01); B65D 51/18 (2006.01); B01L 3/00 (2006.01); B65D 25/04 (2006.01); B65D 43/02 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 47/0857 (2013.01) [B01L 3/50853 (2013.01); B65D 25/04 (2013.01); B65D 43/0204 (2013.01); B65D 47/00 (2013.01); B65D 51/18 (2013.01); B01L 2300/043 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus comprising:
a top lid having a major opening and a plurality of openings disposed about the major opening, wherein the top lid includes a hinged end and a snap-fit end; and
a bottom-cap hingedly attached to the top lid, the bottom-cap comprising an upper side and a lower side, wherein the upper side comprises a plurality of openings that include a surrounding lip or plateau that protrudes from the upper side, wherein each of the plurality of openings defines a through passage such that the plurality of openings correspond to a plurality of passages,
wherein the lower side of the bottom-cap comprises:
a lower side main surface;
an outermost edge extending downward from the lower side main surface; and
a continuous outer welding ridge extending downward from the lower side along the outermost edge.