Patents Examined by A. Pal
  • Patent number: 12023785
    Abstract: A flexible magnetic wrench holder is disclosed having a flexible elongated strip having a top wall, a bottom wall, a first side wall and a second side wall. The top wall has a plurality of stations each adapted to receive a wrench. The bottom wall includes a magnet retainer assembly in each station having a first magnet and a second magnet. The top wall of the flexible elongated strip is adapted to magnetically hold a wrench at each station with the first magnet and the bottom wall of the flexible elongated strip is adapted to magnetically attach to different shaped ferrous surfaces with the second magnet. Alternatively, the top wall may include a plurality of flexible tabs for holding the wrenches by mechanical hold and friction fit. The holder may be flexed and twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Walter R. Tucker Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Cacciabeve
  • Patent number: 12012262
    Abstract: A container for detergent pods includes a container body and a movable cover, wherein the movable cover has a pair of engagement tabs which, in a closed configuration, engage respective windows to form child-proof engagement formations. The container body and the movable cover are entirely made of paper or cardboard and can be recycled as a paper waste without the need of removing any plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Zirollo
  • Patent number: 12012259
    Abstract: The invention provides a child-resistant package (10) comprising an inner tray (100) defining a storage compartment (101) and an outer sleeve (200). The package has a locking system which releasably locks the inner tray (100) in the closed position by means of a locking (tab 150) which releasably engages a locking aperture (213) in the closed position. The package also has a stopping system which prevents further withdrawal of the inner tray (100) from the outer sleeve (200) in the open position by means of the same locking tab (150) engaging a stopping aperture (214) in the open position. The locking tab (150) forms part of both the locking system and the stopping system and the locking tab is involved in both functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: SMOL LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicholas Green, Matthew Gandy
  • Patent number: 11993436
    Abstract: A closure cap for closing a pouring opening of a container has a cylindrical threaded part with an open rim, an inner thread configured to cooperate with an outer thread of a container neck, a security ring configured to be held on a projection formed on the container neck, a plurality of security webs configured to releasably connect the security ring to the open rim, and a first retaining strip having a first end securely connected to the open rim of the threaded part and a second end securely connected to the security ring. The closure cap has a second retaining strip having a third end securely connected to the open rim of the threaded part and a fourth end securely connected to the security ring. A circular web section is formed between the first and the second ends. A second projection is formed on an outer wall of the web section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Mayer Erwin
  • Patent number: 11986704
    Abstract: A sports ball easy loading and unloading apparatus assists a user loading, unloading, and sorting balls in a container by selectively elevating the container holding the balls, which minimizes stooping repeatedly to access the sports balls. The apparatus provides a first container configured to contain sports balls. The first container is disposed inside a second container having a larger diameter. The first container can elevate and lower in relation to second container. A spring-loaded elevator is disposed inside the second container, and beneath the floor wall of first container. The spring-loaded elevator comprises a spring that biases to expand, and turntables configured to lock the spring at desired positions. In this manner, the spring-loaded elevator enables selective elevation, lowering, and positional locking of the first container for easy loading/unloading of balls. A user can also sit on a lid atop the first container when fully compressed inside second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: David Cales
  • Patent number: 11986946
    Abstract: A mating part in a locking path of a stop part so that the locking part is not automatically lockable and a first connection part is in a state of remaining unlocked from a second connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Meridian International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongquan Zhang, Qiang Wang, Shujun Cai
  • Patent number: 11970317
    Abstract: A carton includes a tray having at least one locking tab; and a sleeve having an inner wall having indentations, in which the tray and the sleeve are shaped and sized to enable the tray to move within the sleeve. Then at least one locking tab is configured to engage at least one of the indentations to allow the tray to move in a first direction relative to the sleeve and provide a resistance to discourage the tray from moving in a second direction opposite the first direction relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Hub Folding Box Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Zane Peterson, David Kamyk
  • Patent number: 11965541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latch mechanism configured to secure two bodies together by simply placing one body on top of the other and applying moderate downward pressure to the top body. The latch mechanism includes a housing and a latch partially disposed within the housing. The latch includes a main body, and a primary hook and an opposing secondary hook both extending from the main body. The latch is configured to be rotatable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the primary hook is not obscured by the housing. In the second position, the primary hook is substantially obscured by the housing. The latch mechanism also includes a bias configured to bias the latch toward its first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Danny Baruch, Lev Adin
  • Patent number: 11945629
    Abstract: A child-proof container including a storage having a lateral wall, a closure system of the storage, a first coupling portion carried by the closure system, a second coupling portion carried by the storage and configured for cooperating with said first coupling portion for locking the container in a closed condition. The second coupling portion includes a tab from the lateral wall of the storage. The container includes a spacer interposed between the tab of the second coupling portion and the lateral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: I.G.B. S.R.L.
    Inventors: Michel Bressan, Alberto Gandolla, Alessio Bressan
  • Patent number: 11938613
    Abstract: A modular magnetic strip holder 10 is assembled from a plurality of individual magnetic holder units 12 into an elongated strip holder configuration for securely holding various types of tools, utensils and other items. Various configurations of connectors may be utilized to assemble together in end-to-end relationship any number of individual magnetic holder units 12 so as to form an elongated strip holder of a desired length, while also enabling the magnetic strip holder 10 to be disassembled if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Jonathan Hurley
  • Patent number: 11938669
    Abstract: A blow molded container is provided. The container includes a neck having a neck finish and a transverse rim that defines an opening. A closure is provided that is engageable with the neck such that the rim is movable relative to the neck to define one or more vents configured for passage of a gas. In some embodiments, methods of use and manufacturing containers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Ring Container Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Danhof, Scott James Glassbrook
  • Patent number: 11932468
    Abstract: A consumer product that includes a detergent product and a container, the container including a box, a lid for the box, and a lock to maintain the lid in a closed position, the box comprising the detergent product, and the lock having an actuator moveable from a locking position to an opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paulus Antonius Augustinus Hoefte, Clara Sophie Lea Ng Pakleung, Joost Peter Leflere, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers
  • Patent number: 11912474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a box insert and a box system that uses said box insert. The box insert may have an insert bottom and four insert side walls extending from the insert bottom. A flap may extend from each insert side wall. Each flap may have a first panel connected to its respective insert side wall by a first score line, a second panel connected to the first panel by a second score line, and a third panel connected to the second panel by a second score line. The box insert may be configured inside of a box whereby one of the score lines of each flap is folded over a box edge to suspend the box insert inside of the box. A box lid may be configured over the box insert to help secure the box insert to the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Dowden
  • Patent number: 11913707
    Abstract: A cooler has a body and a lid that co-operate. The lid is movable between closed and open positions. The lid is a freezable reservoir. A filler port is located inside the lid. The entrance of the filler port into the lid is located at a height part way between the inside and outside walls of the lid. The lid has a downwardly extending hollow peripheral formation. The filler port is spanwise inset from the peripheral formation. The lid has spanwise extending internal formations that stiffen the lid and divide the internal chamber into sub-volumes connected by necks through which liquid can flow. The inside and outside walls of the lid may be connected. The lid is provided with a “fill to” line visible from the filling port to discourage over-filling. The lid may have an insulated cap, and the cooler may have an insulated jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Guy Gagnon, Yongbing Guo
  • Patent number: 11905097
    Abstract: A mixing cup for mixing and dispensing a mixed beverage is described. The mixing cup is designed to attach externally to a primary container that holds a primary liquid. The mixing cup contains a secondary liquid in fluid separation from the primary liquid until the two liquids are mixed, as a result of the user drawing the primary liquid from the primary container, in a mixing chamber of the mixing cup and the mixture is dispensed to the user. The flow of the secondary liquid into the mixing chamber may be adjustable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: o6 Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Olmstead, Dayne M. Olmstead, Jess A. Olmstead
  • Patent number: 11896550
    Abstract: A pill container includes a base with a cavity and a lid movable between a closed position and an open position. The base has an integral spring tab such that when the lid is unlocked from the base, the spring tab pushes against an interior part of the lid to move the lid from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Apothecary Products, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Darst, Randall Wayne Nichols, Betsy Marie Brown, Satu Pauliina Lee
  • Patent number: 11878857
    Abstract: Example aspects of a wardrobe box assembly are disclosed. The wardrobe box assembly can comprise a wardrobe box defining an interior cavity, a first box mounting slot, and a second box mounting slot; and a hanger support member mounted on the wardrobe box and extending laterally across the interior cavity, the hanger support member defining a first hanger engagement slot engaging the first box mounting slot and a second hanger engagement slot engaging the second box mounting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shifeng Chen, Greg Sollie, Hannah Conrad, Randy Ball
  • Patent number: 11865468
    Abstract: An activity box includes two pairs of wheels having blind holes, two axles having two ends releasably insertable into the blind holes, and a box defining a space having a defined volume sufficiently large to fit the axles. The wheels include a first magnetically attractable component. The axles include a second magnetically attractable component secured at each end of each axle. The axles have a length spanning a width of the box, which has two pairs of through holes on two opposing sides to accommodate the axles, such that the axles are threaded through the through holes. The two pairs of wheels are rotatably attached to the box by magnetically coupling the first magnetically attractable component to the second magnetically attractable component, such that the activity box is configured to be used as a cart that can be rolled over a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Lovevery, Inc.
    Inventors: Israel David Catz, Jessica Thacher Crolick Rolph, Claire Way-June Liu, Thomas Creason Rigby, Philip Jacob Fouts
  • Patent number: 11850725
    Abstract: A tool storing device is provided, including: a base, including a mounting side; and at least one positioning seat, including a connecting portion, an extension portion and a positioning portion, the connecting portion being connected to the mounting side, the extension portion being protrusive from the connecting portion, the extension portion including an inclined surface inclined to the mounting side, the inclined surface and the mounting side defining an included angle therebetween, the positioning portion being disposed on the inclined surface and configured for assembling of at least one tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Cap
    Patent number: 11834228
    Abstract: A cap includes a cap body including a disk-shaped top plate portion and a cylindrical skirt portion provided at a peripheral edge portion of the top plate portion; and a disk-shaped sealing member including a sliding layer and a sealing layer, the sliding layer disposed on the top plate portion side and having a thin portion thinner than at least a center side provided on an outer peripheral edge side, and the sealing layer provided on a main surface opposite to the top plate portion side of the sliding layer and sealing a mouth portion of a can container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Eiji Fujishige, Junji Matsumura, Eiji Araki, Kenji Takagi, Keisuke Hashimoto