Patents Examined by Andrew Perreault
  • Patent number: 9920881
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a pressure container configured so that a seal member is excellent at maintainability and has a simple structure. The container includes a hollow plastic liner (2) provided with a projected cylindrical neck portion (2b), and to reserve gas or liquid; a mouthpiece member (3) disposed outside the neck portion (2b) in a radial direction; a reinforced layer (4) covering outsides of the plastic liner (2) and the mouthpiece member (3); an attachment member (5) capable of being inserted between the neck portion (2b) and the mouthpiece member (3), and attachable to and detachable from the mouthpiece member (3); and a first seal member (6) disposed between an outer peripheral surface of the neck portion (2b) and an inner peripheral surface of the attachment member (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakamura, Kojiro Ooe
  • Patent number: 9914556
    Abstract: This invention is related to a bottle structure. At least an embedded slot is disposed on a bottle body. A positioning member is disposed on the opening of the embedded slot. The inner edge of the positioning member projects toward the inner side of the opening of the embedded slot to form a stop edge. An embedded fixing part may coordinate with a spirally fixed element to lock the bottle body to a bicycle body. An embedded block of the embedded fixing part is embedded into the embedded slot of the bottle body and against the stop edge of the positioning member. A lug connected the bottom of the embedded block is located against positioning bumps disposed on inner edges of the positioning member to stably install the bottle body on the bicycle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Chen Whua International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Edward Huang
  • Patent number: 9896240
    Abstract: A humidity controlled package that uses a humidity sensitive valve that opens and closes an opening to control a humidity in the package. The package has a package holding area inside the package. The humidity level in the package controls the valve to open to allow air flow between an inside of the valve and an outside of the valve, and close to prevent air flow between the inside and outside of the valve. At least part of the valve is in the package. In one embodiment, the package is vented when the humidity value gets higher than a setpoint. In another embodiment, a sachet of dessicant is opened by the humidity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lasersharp Flexpak Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Klann
  • Patent number: 9888830
    Abstract: A dishwasher utensil basket includes a mechanism for unloading multiple utensils at once without the user having to directly handle the utensils. The mechanism can include a grid that is loaded with utensils for treatment. The basket can include multiple zones for loading utensils, each provided with an individually-operable unloading mechanism. A user can unload the basket by holding a handle of the basket in one hand and squeezing an actuator of the mechanism toward the handle using the thumb of the same hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael I. Hirsh, Sujit S. Naik, Hrushikesh C. Prabhu, Mohan Takale
  • Patent number: 9889987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (11) for the prevention of liquid overflow from an outside installation comprising a storage tank (10) for said liquid and a liquid retaining means (12) arranged around said tank, said device comprising a plate element (111, 112, 113) to be arranged between the tank and the retaining means, said plate element defining an impact surface (131, 132, 133) hit by the liquid overflowing onto said plate in the event of a rupture of the tank and openings distributed over said surface and through said plate element in order to reduce the kinetic energy of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Claude Gallet
  • Patent number: 9884699
    Abstract: A box includes first and second spaced apart side walls, and first and second ends walls connected to opposite ends of the side walls. Each side wall has an elongated slot at a lower end of an inner surface thereof, and each end wall has an elongated slot at a lower end of an inner surface thereof, with the elongated slots of the side walls and the end walls all being coplanar. First and second bottom boards are inserted in the elongated slots of the side walls to form a bottom wall of the box, and a closure member is inserted into a space between the first and second bottom boards to lock the first board in the elongated slots of the side walls and the first end wall and to lock the second board in the elongated slots of the side walls and the second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Louis Sam Shamie, Francisco J. Reyes
  • Patent number: 9866002
    Abstract: A recessed support, preferably in a recessed box, for hidden sockets, comprises a front face from which a recessed compartment extends which is destined to house electric plugs inserted in the sockets and which has an inclined lateral wall on which at least an electrical socket is afforded. A slidable cover is associated to the front face, which is constrained to the body of the support by guide and sliding means so as to be slidable between a closed position for covering the compartment and an open position which uncovers the compartment. Also present are a first and a second blocking screw of the socket to the inclined lateral wall; both the first and the second blocking screw in turn comprise: a stem having at least a threaded portion; a screwing head having a transversal dimension that is greater than the stem; the stem being interposed between the cover in the closed position and the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: IT CREATION LLC
    Inventor: Daniele Liberatore
  • Patent number: 9850010
    Abstract: A handling system for use in the manufacture of syringe barrels includes a tray having an array of apertures with a tubular upstand around each aperture, each upstand at the upper end thereof defining a support surface for a syringe barrel. Each syringe barrel comprises a cylindrical part and an enlargement at or adjacent the rear end of the barrel and carries at its forward end a safe needle device or a needle shield of a greater diameter than the syringe barrel. At least one of the enlargement of the syringe barrel or the support surface has a profile tapering or rounded inwardly in the downward direction so that when the tray is supported generally horizontally and a syringe barrel is lowered into an upstand, the syringe barrel is centred by co-operation between the enlargement and the support surface. The enlargement may be a flange at the rear end of the syringe barrel or could be a further component fitted to the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TIP-TOP.COM LTD
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge
  • Patent number: 9850051
    Abstract: This invention relates to a strengthened blister pack for the packaging of solid pharmaceutical forms and/or food supplements, in particular solid pharmaceutical forms and/or food supplements that are not very hard and are highly friable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: E-PHARMA TRENTO S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimiliano Rossi
  • Patent number: 9848720
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present application discloses a beverage sip regulating apparatus connectable to a beverage container, the beverage sip regulating apparatus, comprising: an entrance port through which beverage enters the beverage sip regulating apparatus; a beverage compartment for receiving a sip amount of beverage from the beverage container; a spout through which the beverage flows out of the beverage sip regulating apparatus; and, a regulation system for regulating one or more predetermined characteristics of the beverage stored in the beverage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Barak Yekutiely, Margalit Yekutiely
  • Patent number: 9839459
    Abstract: A kit of the type including at least an implant (1), a gripper (2) for gripping the implant (1), and a storage element (7) for storing the gripper (7) and its associated implant (1), the storage element (7) including at least one reception location (71) for receiving the gripper (2) and its associated implant (1), and a tracer element (8) for tracing the implant (1). The tracer element (8) is sandwiched between the gripper (2) and the storage element (7), when the gripper (2) and its associated implant (1) are in their stored state in a reception location (71) of the storage element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NEOSTEO
    Inventors: Guillaume Derouet, Maxime Dechelette
  • Patent number: 9826778
    Abstract: A sleeve (1) for holding a plurality of elongate elements (9) positioned in end-to-end relationship is disclosed. The sleeve has an elongate body (2) with opposite ends (10,11) and a space (3) defined therebetween to receive the elongate elements (9). The elongate body has an opening (4) between the ends (10,11) that is configured to enable a user to contact elongate elements (9) received in the sleeve (1) through the opening (4) and push them along, and out of one end of the sleeve (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Simpson, Richard Young, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 9820588
    Abstract: A device that enables a safe, secure display of an article within a merchandising or security display box, preventing a substantial lateral and vertical movement of the article within a merchandising or security display box for maintaining proper position and display orientation of the article inside the merchandising or security display box even if the merchandising or security display box is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Surveillance Corporation
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Ruben Rodriguez, Edgardo Redublo
  • Patent number: 9815614
    Abstract: A storage device for holding at least one double ended knitting needle where the storage device includes a needle sorter including a first end and a second end with a gauge cap at the first end of the needle sorter, a bottom cap at the second end of the needle sorter, and a storage tube including a top end portion and a bottom end portion, wherein the needle sorter is located within the storage tube to provide a plurality of needle compartments within the storage tube, and wherein the needle sorter slides with respect to the storage tube to allow user removal of needles from the needle compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Handwork Hardware LLC
    Inventors: Cornelia Caulfield Griffin, Judith Arden VanCleve
  • Patent number: 9809360
    Abstract: A package includes a closure and a container. The closure is adapted to mate with a brim of the container to close a top opening arranged to open into an interior product-storage region formed in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Minnette, Krishnaraju Varadarajan
  • Patent number: 9801786
    Abstract: A drug container closure for mounting on an open-topped drug container to form a ready-to-use drug reconstitution assemblage for use with a needleless syringe. The drug container closure includes a drug container stopper for sealing the drug container and a fluid transfer member with an integral needleless syringe connector and a puncturing cannula. The fluid transfer member is manually disposed along a diametric inverted L-shaped track pair from an initial non-puncturing position to a puncturing position. The inverted L-shaped track pair includes one-way snap members to prevent a user returning the fluid transfer member to an earlier position and indicating progress of the user activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Mordechai Bukhman
  • Patent number: 9801503
    Abstract: A personal hygiene container system; the system provides a raised cylindrical housing having a separator and draining fence for storing personal hygiene utensils. The housing includes a removable lid and a fluid drain hole to allow excess moisture or fluids to safely flow away from the internal chamber of the housing. A draining tray is also provided to receive any excess liquid that may escape through the drain hole. The personal hygiene container system is useful for retaining personal utensils in a clean storage environment that helps prevent the buildup of mold and other bacteria, as well as preventing unsanitary airborne particles from accumulating on said hygiene utensils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Dustin Burk
  • Patent number: 9789760
    Abstract: A fuel tank structure for a saddle-ride vehicle for discharging fuel leaking out from a filler neck between a cover member and a fuel tank. The fuel tank structure includes a filler neck having a collar portion projecting upwardly from an upper surface of a fuel tank with a tank cap to seal the filler neck. A tank cover includes a cover opening portion into which the collar portion is inserted for covering the circumference of the filler neck. The tank cap has an extending wall portion for surrounding the outside of the collar portion and extending to a position below the cover opening portion so that fuel leaking from the filler neck is discharged through a clearance between the fuel tank and the tank cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Mizukura
  • Patent number: 9764637
    Abstract: A refueling device that when mounted to a marine fuel tank facilitates refueling and minimizes the propensity for both spit-back and well back while simultaneously allowing a free flowing open pathway through which vapors generated by the refueling event may pass unencumbered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BlueSkies International, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Brown, Marvin Peplow
  • Patent number: 9761470
    Abstract: A wafer carrier 1 includes a lower unit 2 on which a semiconductor wafer 100 is placed, and an upper unit 3 detachably attached to the lower unit 2, and forming a sealed chamber 4 for housing the semiconductor wafer 100 between the upper unit 3 and the lower unit 2. The upper unit 3 is provided with plural lock mechanisms 5 that fix the lower unit 2 to the upper unit 3 by abutting on a side surface of the lower unit 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Nobuhira Abe