Patents Examined by Allan Stevens
  • Patent number: 10245944
    Abstract: A tank mounted on a working vehicle is provided with an exterior member including a first plate unit, a second plate unit, a third plate unit, a fourth plate unit, a fifth plate unit, and a sixth plate unit, a first baffle plate joined to a first inner surface of the first plate unit, a second inner surface of the second plate unit, and a third inner surface of the third plate unit, and a second baffle plate joined to a fourth inner surface of the fourth plate unit, a fifth inner surface of the fifth plate unit, and a sixth inner surface of the sixth plate unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Takeda, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10189640
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has guides containing generally L-shaped slotted tracks having horizontal and vertical portions. A plurality of dunnage supports extend between the tracks. Dunnage is suspended by the dunnage supports. The dunnage supports have narrowed portions engaged with the slotted tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns, Matthew S. Sanger, Brian T. Dobrinski, Eric S. Bruinsma, Timothy A. Bublitz
  • Patent number: 10189576
    Abstract: A liquid storage tank, for example an aircraft fuel tank, having a tank wall enclosing a liquid storage space, and a tie assembly located at least partially within the liquid storage space. The tie assembly includes an elongate member, for example a wire or cable, and a plurality of attachment devices fixed to an inner surface of the tank wall. The elongate member includes a plurality of spaced part points along its length, each of the spaced apart points being fixed to a respective attachment device such that the tie assembly resists outward deformation of the tank wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Nicholas John Martindale, Nicholas Park, Simon Anthony Jenkins, Andrew James Irwin, Christopher Steven Bingham, Chrisostomos Angelis Constantinou
  • Patent number: 10138035
    Abstract: A closure is provided for a container. The closure includes a base having a substantially cylindrical shape with a recessed area along a top perimeter of the base. The closure also includes a lid configured to close over and open off of the base. The closure further includes a tab that extends from a lower surface of the lid and includes a lip portion configured to fold back onto the tab and lock with the base when the lid is closed over the base. The tab detaches from the lid when opening the lid from the base after the lip portion is folded back onto the tab. A portion of the outer surface of the tab is visible through the at least one recessed area after the lid is closed over the base and remains partially visible after the tab has detached from the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Stefan Loukov
  • Patent number: 10127946
    Abstract: Product packaging for electronic media discs including a tray component with hub portions arranged on one or more opposing surfaces of the tray for storage of a plurality of discs. Each tray component includes one or more tab portions for quick and easy assembly and disassembly with other trays such that any number of trays may be interconnected together providing customizable product packing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: JohnsByrne Company
    Inventors: Jason Scott Altman, Hector David Lemos
  • Patent number: 10118752
    Abstract: A packing member includes: a cushion surrounding an object and containing gas; an elastic member attachable and detachable from the cushion; and a container box containing the cushion to which the elastic member is attached. The container box includes: a container having an opening; and a lid that opens and closes the opening. The cushion includes: a first portion surrounding a portion of the object and containing the gas; a no-gas containing portion containing no gas; and a pair of second portions containing the gas, communicating with the first portion, and respectively provided on opposite sides of the object. The elastic member includes: a base disposed between the lid and the no-gas containing portion; and a pair of nipping portions respectively extending from opposite ends of the base and each disposed between the container and a corresponding one of the pair of second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nao Itabashi
  • Patent number: 10086695
    Abstract: A liquid tank includes a tank wall enclosing a tank volume and at least one relief structure facing the tank volume on an inner side of the tank wall. The relief structure is formed as one-piece with the tank wall. Two shell parts can be joined along a joining surface to make a section of the tank wall. One of the shell parts can include a tank bottom. At least one part of the relief structure can be formed on the tank bottom. The relief structure can include projections protruding into the tank volume along a local direction of projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Ganthaler, Walter Kral
  • Patent number: 10077116
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a compressed gas tank assembly are disclosed. According to various embodiments, a compressed gas tank assembly is provided comprising a liner, an inside fastener coupled to the liner, an attachment feature removably coupled to the inside fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfred Ray McBurnett, Jayant V. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10065495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filler neck (1) for a fuel tank of a motor vehicle having at least one tubular section (3) provided in the region of the filler inlet (2) in order to receive the outlet pipe of a fuel delivery nozzle (5), and a flame barrier (4) which is provided in the tubular section (3) and surrounds the outlet pipe of the fuel delivery nozzle (5) in the inserted state, wherein the flame barrier (4) includes at least two segments (6) which are mounted resiliently in the radial direction of the tubular section (3), the diameter of the opening (7) in the flame barrier (4) for the outlet pipe of the fuel delivery nozzle (5) being smaller in the prestressed state of the segments (6) than the diameter of the outlet pipe of the fuel delivery nozzle (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Salzberger, Michal Sedlak
  • Patent number: 10059501
    Abstract: The quick penetration bottle having high heat transfer rate has a tip, base, body, shoulder, neck, mouth and cap. The small frontal surface area of the tip allows a user to apply a minimal amount of force to the bottle to create a large amount of pressure to penetrate a medium, such as ice, and the sloped face of the base directs the medium around the body. The material used is thermally conductive and the shape of the bottle achieves a high rate of heat transfer due to the high surface area to volume ratio. The cap has low thermal conductivity minimizing the rate of heat transfer through the cap. The base and body of the bottle is submerged into a medium with a lower temperature with only the cap exposed to the environment allowing the thermal properties of the bottle to reduce the temperature of the contents within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: James Bogenrief
  • Patent number: 10029837
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton includes a plurality of panels at least partially forming an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels includes a top panel. The carton includes an article protection flap foldably connected to at least one panel of the plurality of panels. The article protection flap is moveable between a first position that is substantially parallel to the top panel and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the top panel. The at least one access feature in the top panel is for positioning the article protection flap from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: O'Neal Alexander, Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Mark Baldino, Ana Gonzalez, John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10023369
    Abstract: An attachment (1) for a liquid container with a container outlet, wherein the liquid container is surrounded by a container wall and is intended to receive a first liquid, wherein the attachment (1) has a bearing surface (2), which defines a bearing plane (A), for bearing in a sealing manner against the liquid container a reservoir (4) for a second liquid, a channel (6), which connects the container outlet to an outlet (10) of the attachment (1) and a passage (44), which connects the reservoir (4) to the channel (6), wherein the attachment (1) is equipped with a clamping lever (14), which extends in a use position through the bearing plane (A) and the container outlet and which has a pressing surface (32) facing the inner side of the liquid container in the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Harald Ruhnau
  • Patent number: 10010201
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to reusable food covers. Such reusable food covers may be flexible so that they can create a seal with partially consumed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to preserve these foods and extend the time of being suitable and desirable for consumption. Each cover may include a base and a flexible wall formed as a single unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Food Huggers Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Ivankovic, Adrienne McNicholas
  • Patent number: 9994353
    Abstract: A package includes an outer sleeve (60) and a lockable receptacle (50). The package has a two-part locking mechanism for locking the lockable receptacle within the outer sleeve. The package also has a release mechanism including a moveable tab (76) that may be depressed to cause the two-part locking mechanism to be unlocked as well as to case the lockable receptacle to be at least partially withdrawn from the outer sleeve. The moveable tab is oriented at a non-normal angle relative to a lateral axis (x) of the outer sleeve. The non-normal angle is defined as a first angle (?) between the lateral axis and a notional axis (C) which runs centrally of the moveable tab through the anchored portion and to a medial point (M) of the front edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Tanuja A. Patwardhan, Marty Jones
  • Patent number: 9994370
    Abstract: Closures having an integrated push button latching assembly including an end wall, a skirt wall depending from the end wall, an outlet opening associated with the end wall, a protrusion associated with the end wall and a push button latching assembly are disclosed. The push button latching assembly is pivotally coupled to the closure and is movable between a first position in which the outlet opening is covered by the assembly and a second position in which the outlet opening is exposed. The push button latching assembly includes a retaining mechanism, a closing member coupled to the retaining mechanism, a push button coupled to the retaining mechanism, and a tongue coupled to the retaining mechanism. The tongue is configured to engage the protrusion when the push button latching assembly occupies the first position and disengage the protrusion such that the push button latching assembly is movable to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Runway Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Sorensen, David O. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9956068
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a package for a surgical repair kit, the package including at least a first area configured and dimensioned to receive a surgical mesh and a second area configured and dimensioned to receive an implantable plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Kirsch, Moses Chellappa
  • Patent number: 9945651
    Abstract: A packaging for hollow charges for use in blasting applications in boreholes retains fragments in the event of unintentional ignition of the hollow charges. The packaging withstands and dissipates the pressure generated. It is proposed that the hollow charges are embedded in a solid material which captures the fragments, the solid material has pressure relief openings through which the pressure generated during a detonation of the hollow charges can escape, the solid material is covered with shock-absorbing material on the top side and on the base side of the packaging, the hollow charges are packed in pairs such that there are always two hollow charges situated with their openings facing each other, the axes of symmetry of the hollow charges are arranged in a plane perpendicular to the top side and base side, and the solid material is inserted with the hollow charges and the shock-absorbing material into a cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Liam McNelis, Arash Shahinpour
  • Patent number: 9944403
    Abstract: A liquid storage system comprising: a tank for containing a liquid, the tank enclosing a liquid storage space; multiple layers of a fabric material; and attachment means attaching the multiple layers of the fabric material to an internal surface of the tank. The attachment means may comprise a non-permeable envelope attached to the internal surface of the tank. The multiple layers of the fabric material may be enclosed in the envelope such that the multiple layers of a fabric are isolated from a fluid in the tank. The envelope may contain a fluid (e.g. air) in addition to the multiple layers of the fabric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Nicholas Park, Simon Anthony Jenkins, Andrew James Irwin
  • Patent number: 9938065
    Abstract: A tool packaged for retail sale has a tool handle including a handle outer surface and an internal storage channel within the handle and having a channel opening facilitating selective access to the storage channel. A removable handle cap with a cap-exterior surface is installed over the channel opening in order to close off the storage channel. The handle cap is retained in place by a cap-restraining strip fabricated from a tear-resistant material. More specifically, a central portion of the cap-restraining strip is disposed over at least a portion of the cap-exterior surface, while portions of the cap-restraining strip on opposite sides of the central portion are disposed to extend along mutually opposite sides of the handle outer surface. A wrapper securely binds the portions of the cap-restraining strip located on opposite sides of the handle outer surface, thereby preventing removal of the handle cap without destruction of the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HYDE TOOL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard M. Farland, Corey Talbot
  • Patent number: 9925656
    Abstract: A toolbox includes a first casing having a first pivotal portion with a diameter larger than a thickness of the first casing. The first pivotal portion is hollow and has a first axial hole. A second casing includes at least one second pivotal portion pivotably connected to the first pivotal portion and having a diameter larger than a thickness of the second casing. The at least one second pivotal portion is hollow and includes a second axial hole having a diameter substantially equal to a diameter of the first axial hole. A first chamber is defined by the first and second casings in a closed state for receiving tools. A tubular member extends through the first and second axial holes and includes a receiving hole in which a tube is detachably received. The tube can receive tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Su-Chiu Chen