Patents Examined by Andrew Perreault
  • Patent number: 10232982
    Abstract: Disclosed is a packaging device for a liquid crystal panel, including a first main body having a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls connected to sides of bottom. The sidewalls define at least one opening. At least one second main body has a bottom and sidewalls connected to the bottom and define an opening that is movably received in the at least one opening of the first main body such that the packaging device is expandable by moving the second main body in a direction away from the first main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chong Huang
  • Patent number: 10221005
    Abstract: 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. In another particular embodiment, the magnet assembly is a removable magnet carrier that can be incorporated into the structure of the insulated enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Lewis William James, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10207579
    Abstract: A fuel-mixing prevention filler neck device is provided. The fuel-mixing prevention filler neck device includes a fuel dispensing gun insertion unit that receives a fuel dispensing thereinto and a coupling unit that provides fluid communication with a bottom of the fuel dispensing gun insertion unit. The coupling unit is disposed on an exterior circumferential surface thereof with coupling protrusions for fastening with a plurality of slots formed in a filler pipe. Further, a first side of a lower portion of the coupling unit is open to form a coupling region. A misfueling prevention unit slidably moves to the coupling region to be coupled to the coupling unit. Additionally, the misfueling prevention unit is closed when a gasoline fuel dispensing gun is inserted and being opened when a diesel fuel dispensing gun is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, SAMBO MOTORS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bu Yeol Ryu, Ju Tae Song, Cheol Hun Cho, Jeong Seok Lee, Gun Woo Kim, Young Jae Do
  • Patent number: 10189623
    Abstract: A container assembly includes a container and a receptacle configured to be positioned within the container. The receptacle has an opening for dispensing fluid, and the container has an opening that aligns with the receptacle opening when the receptacle is positioned within the container. The container opening defines an ergonomic cutout portion for use in grasping the container for carrying the container and receptacle together, and for dispensing fluid from the receptacle when the receptacle is positioned within the container. The container can also include window openings for viewing fluid level in the receptacle when positioned within the container, and a knockout configured to be removed from the container to allow access to the receptacle through the container. And, the receptacle can include a handle for grasping in connection with the ergonomic cutout portion for use in carrying the container and receptacle together and dispensing fluid from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Voelker
  • Patent number: 10183789
    Abstract: A lid lifting mechanism with sliding closure is disclosed, which comprises a lid body pivoted with a lifting cover and assembled with a sliding block. When the lid body is covered by the lifting cover, the lifting cover is positioned by pushing the sliding block forward; and when the sliding block is pushed backward, the lifting cover is opened for convenient to drink the beverage. Therefore, the components in the lid lifting mechanism with sliding closure is less, not only decreasing the cost, but also make the assembly of thereof quick. Furthermore, the lifting mechanism with sliding closure is disassembled and cleaned conveniently, and the dirty is not easy to accumulate in it, increasing the actually utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Tsai-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10150595
    Abstract: A lid-container assembly made of synthetic plastic material suitable for the transportation and storage of hazardous materials in conformity to the UN standard. The container includes a bottom and a substantially cylindrical or cone trunk side wall having an upper edge that bounds an access opening. The container is provided with a first external annular strip provided with a first circular rib and with at least one second circular rib for snap fitting of the lid. The lid includes a central part and a peripheral wall that conforms to the side wall of the container and further includes a second external annular strip that releasably engages the corresponding external annular strip of the container. The second external annular strip has an upper annular element that connects to the peripheral wall by an upturned U-shaped upper annular channel, and includes a lower annular element inserted into a lower annular channel in the form of an upwards pointing U, and an intermediate annular element for tear opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Abate Basilio & C. S.N.C.
    Inventor: Davide Abate
  • Patent number: 10150591
    Abstract: Disclosed is a packaging device for a liquid crystal panel, including a first main body having a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls connected to sides of bottom. The sidewalls define at least one opening. At least one second main body has a bottom and sidewalls connected to the bottom and define an opening that is movably received in the at least one opening of the first main body such that the packaging device is expandable by moving the second main body in a direction away from the first main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chong Huang
  • Patent number: 10147624
    Abstract: A front opening wafer container suitable for large wafers such as 450 mm utilizes componentry with separate fasteners to lock the componentry together in an expedient manner providing robust connections and cost efficiencies. A container portion has an open front and receives on a bottom surface a base plate secured by twist lock connectors that also provide recesses for purge grommets. Kinematic coupling components readily and robustly lock onto the base plate. Interior wafer support components latch onto brackets on the side walls utilizing a separate locking insert with holding tabs and locking detents. A wafer retainer provides support and counters enhanced wafer sag associated with 450 mm wafers when the door is installed and seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Adams, Barry Gregerson, Matthew A Fuller
  • Patent number: 10144560
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a bottle including a cage, a closure cap, and a sealing nut. The cage includes a side wall with an inner surface including a first annular relief and a second annular relief spaced so as to form a seat for a collar of the bottle. The closure cap includes a head and a shank. The sealing nut includes a side wall. The inner surface of the side wall of the cage includes one or more retaining teeth for retaining the head of the closure cap. The retaining teeth are cantilevered and inclined with respect to the inner surface of the side wall of the cage. Opposite the retaining teeth a recess is provided within which the teeth can be retracted, so that the head of the sealing cap can be pushed towards the base of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ALTERGON SA
    Inventor: Antonio Mutterle
  • Patent number: 10137258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical injection device, and it is an object thereof to prompt the user to replace the injection needle as needed. To achieve this object, the present invention is configured such that a needle detector switch 8 that directly or indirectly detects the mounting of an injection needle to a pharmaceutical syringe 5 is provided to a main case 2, this needle detector switch 8 is connected to a controller 21, and the controller 21 displays on a display component 19 an injection needle removal message that directly or indirectly prompts the user to remove an injection needle 6 from the pharmaceutical syringe 5 when the mounting of the injection needle 6 to the pharmaceutical syringe 5 has been detected by the needle detector switch 8 in the switching off the a power switch 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Mukai, Kenji Murakami
  • Patent number: 10138036
    Abstract: A noise producing beverage container comprising a container having a surface which includes a sealed opening in the surface. The noise producing beverage container includes a sound making device attached to the interior of the container adjacent the sealed opening and an arm movable upon opening the sealed opening to contact the sound making device. The sealed opening is initially in a closed position and upon opening the sealed opening the arm contacts the sound making device to produce a sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Schwimer
  • Patent number: 10131491
    Abstract: Described is a packet for tobacco products, substantially in the shape of a parallelepiped and extending about a respective main direction, having a front wall, a rear wall facing the front wall, a pair of side walls, a bottom wall and a top wall; the bottom wall and the top wall have a same perimeter extension; the packet also has at least a first and a second corner wall, each of which is interposed between a side wall and the respective front wall or rear wall and has a transversal dimension variable along the main direction; the first corner wall has a geometry complementary to that of the second corner wall in such a way as to keep substantially constant the perimeter extension of each section of the packet transversal to the main direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: G. D S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Marchitto, Lorena D'Alfonso, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 10111512
    Abstract: A cosmetic pot having a base provided with an indentation on the neck, and a lid configured to be fastened to the base. The lid includes a plate and a cap that are configured to pivot with respect to one another. The cap includes a radial cam for translationally moving at least one coupling element between a first position in which a claw of the at least one coupling element is engaged in the indentation with the lid in the rest position and the pot closed, and a second position in which the at least one coupling element has been translationally moved with respect to the first position. The lid also includes at least one coupling return element configured to automatically return the at least one coupling element to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Julien Chandelier, Gregory Perbal
  • Patent number: 10112670
    Abstract: A protective case for a handheld electronic device is provided. The protective case can include a removable mounting system comprised of an interlocking member and a plurality of mounting bases. The protective case may further include a non-slip member to prevent the device from slipping on a surface and a magnet for attaching the device to a magnetic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ROKFORM IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Whitten, Bernhard Leitner, Craig Erion
  • Patent number: 10106312
    Abstract: A package body for packing a main body of an image forming apparatus is configured to be conveyed when the image forming apparatus is packed therein. The package body includes a packing box which covers the main body of the image forming apparatus, and a heat insulating portion, disposed between the packing box and a part of a plurality of exterior surfaces of the image forming apparatus, for insulating a toner bottle installed in the image forming apparatus. The heat insulating portion includes a first heat insulating portion, covering the toner bottle on a front side surface of the main body, a second heat insulating portion, covering the toner bottle on a second side surface of the main body included in the plurality of exterior surfaces, and meeting the first side surface, and a third heat insulating portion, covering a discharge tray portion of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10106029
    Abstract: A fuel tank structure includes: a fuel tank that is installed in an automobile and that accommodates fuel; a bag-shaped member that is fixed to a ceiling portion of an interior of the fuel tank, and that can inflate and deflate; and a supporting plate that is provided at the bag-shaped member at a position facing a bottom portion of the fuel tank, the supporting plate having a specific gravity that is lower than a specific gravity of the fuel and causing the bag-shaped member to inflate toward the bottom portion of the fuel tank due to a weight of the supporting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuichi Aso
  • Patent number: 10093451
    Abstract: A tank support base and skid apparatus provides a frame having upper and lower end portions, left and right side portions and front and rear portions. The upper end portion has a front row of tank receptive supports and a back row of tank receptive supports. A frame floor is spaced vertically below the tank receptive support. The frame has a peripheral fluid barrier that includes a front wall, a rear wall and side walls that form the fluid barrier around the floor, each side wall extending from the floor to a tank receptive support. First and second internal support members span from one side of the frame to the other side of the frame and each spaced between the front wall and the rear wall. Each tank receptive support includes horizontal beams that span from the front wall to the rear wall and supported by the internal support members vertical members that each connect with a horizontal beam. Inclined plates each connect to both a horizontal beam and a vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: R AND D ENTERPRISES OF GULF REGION INC
    Inventor: Jason W. Blitz
  • Patent number: 10086574
    Abstract: A flat tire repair liquid container is provided with: a closing stopper, which is formed from a non-elastomer material and is capable of sliding inside a flow channel; and a sealing member, which is formed from an elastomer material, is disposed in a ring shape conforming to an inner wall surface of a flow channel, closes a gap between the closing stopper and the flow channel, and holds the closing stopper at a predetermined position. During storage, the closing stopper is engaged with the sealing member to close the flow channel. During flat tire repair work, the closing stopper is pushed out from the sealing member by pressure inside the container and moved toward the outer side of the container in the flow channel to open the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10086989
    Abstract: A packaging unit for hygiene articles, the unit being formed from a sheet of material having an inner surface, said inner surface comprising an edge portion being provided with a resealable adhesive for closure of the packaging unit. The sheet has a longitudinal center line and at least one transversely extending folding axis dividing the sheet into a first region and a second region. A tab is arranged at an edge portion of the first region. The tab extends in a longitudinal direction from said edge portion so that an extension of the tab along or parallel to the center line from a tab base to an outer edge of the tab is 0.5 cm or more. A method of forming the packaging unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Conny Dahlqvist, Ulrika Persson, Sofia Ekstedt
  • Patent number: 10085597
    Abstract: A double-walled vessel (1) is disclosed, which has a pressure equalization opening (24). Said opening is closed by a stopper (4), which has at least one gas passage channel (41). Said channel is configured such that it allows air to pass, while it prevents the penetration of water into the intermediate space. The stopper is preferably made from a silicone-based plastic and fastened to the vessel by means of an adhesive based on acetoxy silicone. For fastening purposes, it may comprise a disk-like fastening flange (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PI-DESIGN AG
    Inventor: Jorgen Bodum