Patents Examined by Anthony D. Stashick
  • Patent number: 11148253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating a surface of a utensil as well as to a utensil having been treated by the method. A substrate is provided to form a component of the utensil. The substrate has a surface area to be treated. Through a shot peening process particles impact the substrate substantially evenly across the surface area, so as to dimple the substrate with depressions across the surface area, in order to reduce adhesion of matter on the treated surface area of the utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LES PROMOTIONS ATLANTIQUES INC. /ATLANTIC PROMOTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Zhihui Feng, Junbin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11148877
    Abstract: A container includes a receptacle including an upright receptacle side and a receptacle bottom that cooperate to at least partly define a container chamber. The bottom presents a peripheral margin, with the side being attached to the bottom along the peripheral margin and extending upwardly relative to the bottom along an upright container axis. The receptacle further includes a drain configured to permit material flow out of the chamber, with the drain intersecting the bottom to define a drain opening that fluidly communicates with the chamber. The drain opening is spaced inboard from the peripheral margin and is laterally offset from the container axis in an offset direction. The bottom includes first and second floor sections extending inboard from the peripheral margin and joined relative to each other along a first gutter area adjacent the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Patent number: 11140915
    Abstract: A smoking device comprised of a rectangular middle panel comprising a central rectangular subpanel hingably joined to a lower rectangular subpanel, and hingably joined to an upper rectangular subpanel; a left panel hingably joined to a left edge of the rectangular middle panel and comprising a plurality of left panel facets hingably joined to each other; and a right panel hingably joined to a right edge of the rectangular middle panel and comprising a plurality of right panel facets hingably joined to each other. The lower rectangular subpanel and upper rectangular subpanel are pivotable with respect to the central subpanel to an opposed position forming an enclosed cavity. The left panel facets and right panel facets are pivotable so as to collapse and be contained within the enclosed cavity. Alternative embodiments with additional multifunctional capabilities are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HOLDPAT S.A.R.L
    Inventor: Louay Haddad
  • Patent number: 11135713
    Abstract: A socket holding frame assembly has a track base, multiple holding bases, and multiple fasteners. The track base has a bottom panel, a track channel, and a connection portion. The track channel is defined in the bottom panel. The connection portion is formed through the bottom panel. The holding bases are mounted slidably and rotatably in the track channel in the track base. Each holding base has a connection hole defined in a bottom of the holding base. The fasteners are mounted through the connection portion in the bottom panel from a bottom surface of the bottom panel and are screwed respectively into the connection holes in the holding bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 11136159
    Abstract: Container having a body portion with sidewall defining outer perimeter and hollow interior. The body portion includes a plurality of continuous ribs extending about the outer perimeter of the sidewall, each rib having alternating horizontal segments and branched segments. Each branched segment includes a top branch and bottom branch joined at either end to define a bounded area therebetween. The plurality of continuous ribs includes at least a first continuous rib and second continuous rib spaced vertically from the first continuous rib. A midpoint of each branched segment of the first continuous rib is aligned along a vertical axis with a midpoint of a corresponding horizontal segment of the second continuous rib, and a midpoint of each horizontal segment of the first continuous rib is aligned along a vertical axis with a midpoint of a corresponding branched segment of the second continuous rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Waltemyer, Shannon K. Sprenkle, Justin A. Howell, Michael (MT) T. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11124339
    Abstract: A container has an upper edge, a lateral wall extending around the circumference of the container, and an opening closed by a lid. A latching rim proximate the upper edge latches with a corresponding latching rim on the lid. The latching rims of the container and the lid, respectively, extend at least partially around a circumference of the same. The container lateral wall includes a peripheral skirt having a sub-region extending radially outwardly from the lateral wall. The lid includes a lower lid rim on the outside of the container and at least one extension extending outside the lateral wall of the container. The extension extends below the lower rim of the lid and at least partially penetrates the skirt of the container. The extension and the container include corresponding fixing devices releasable independently of the latching devices formed by the latching rims of the container and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: JOKEY PLASTIK WIPPERFURTH GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Guido Georgiadis, Mike Löpprich
  • Patent number: 11124330
    Abstract: A container made of an elastomer such as silicone with an integrated leak resistant seal and pressure shield. Seal incorporates press-fit elements with sizes and shapes sufficient to provide a strong seal that resists leakage of liquids from inside the container, seal is integrated into the container and requires no external clips or clasps. The pressure shield increases leak resistance by at least 300% and is formed by adding material to the inside of the container and not to the engaging portions of the seal and works by deflecting pressure away from the two leak resistant seal portions. Additional features are provided to facilitate opening such as extended flaps for pulling the sides open, and asymmetric cavities for press-fit elements to reduce the initial opening force. The container may include a hole and be of asymmetrical shape, such as trapezoidal, to provide a wide opening along with a strong seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Stasher, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Maguire, Katousha Ghaemi Nouri, Angelo Carpinelli, Bryan Kin Fo Au
  • Patent number: 11117723
    Abstract: A cover for a beverage can includes a circular disc, an opening within the circular disc, and a raised lip fixedly attached to a circumference of the circular disc. The cover for a beverage can is useful for providing a means for covering a beverage can when in an opened condition, so as to prevent insects and debris from entering the beverage, to prevent release of carbonated gas from the beverage and to prevent premature warming of the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Alexander Morrison Bagnall
  • Patent number: 11111070
    Abstract: A flow-limiting device for controlling the distribution of products, to be fitted into a neck of a container for such products comprises a flow-limiting part, and a sealing part wherein the flow-limiting part consists of an active material and comprises a dispensing opening. The sealing part is made of a polymer material different to the material of the flow-limiting part. The sealing part is adapted to form a moisture-tight seal with the neck of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AIRNOV, INC.
    Inventor: Dominique Bois
  • Patent number: 11111049
    Abstract: An extrusion blow-molded plastic container, for example, a plastic bottle, is described which has a container body having a longitudinal axis, a longitudinal end sealed by a container bottom, another longitudinal end adjoining a container neck provided with a pour opening, and a container shoulder. The container body has at least one deformable section which is made flat and which extends over a large part of an axial length of the container body and in the peripheral direction. The deformable section which has been made flat has two longitudinal sides which run essentially in the axial direction and which border regions of the container body which have a greater stiffness than the deformable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Oliver Kies
  • Patent number: 11104509
    Abstract: A cargo container is provided. The cargo container includes a frame part, a panel part, a plurality of lead screws and a plurality of guide brackets, so that the cargo container may be operated in a fixing mode or a folding mode according to loading or unloading of cargo. Thus, the volume in the folding mode may be reduced, and transport with stacked may be facilitated, so that a highly efficient cargo container may be provided that is easy to store and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
    Inventors: Jong Bong Kim, Eun Young Lim, Young Woon Choi
  • Patent number: 11104483
    Abstract: A Bottle cover/liner for separating clean water or other liquid and blocking it off from the dirt, germs, and bacteria on outside surfaces while the clean water or other liquid is being removed from the bottle into a reservoir or dispenser, as well as, blocking contaminants from air borne movement into the ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Jane Mardukhayev, Jack Kadymir
  • Patent number: 11109496
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device includes a substantially hollow housing formed of a first section and a second section. The first section is dimensioned and configured to tightly retain the portable electronic device. A hinged connector secures a first portion of the first section to a first portion of the second section and allows access to the portable electronic device when the second section is in an open position. One or more locking mechanisms removably connect a second portion of the first section to a second portion of the second section and prevents access to the portable electronic device when the second section is in a closed and locked position. A locating device is disposed within or attached to the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Armani Williams
  • Patent number: 11104475
    Abstract: Embodiments describe a holder and an easel for holding and/or display one or more items. The holder and the easel are formed from a single piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Stanley Ewing Greene
  • Patent number: 11104491
    Abstract: A container and a container engaging member. The container engaging member may include a sample holder or reservoir, a filtration element and collar. In the assembled condition, the sample holder or reservoir is upstream of the filtration element, the container is downstream of the filtration element, and the sample holder or reservoir is attached to the container. The container engagement member is engageable and disengageable from the bottle or container in a quick attach, quick release manner, such as with only a 90 degree, ¼ turn. A tactile and/or audible indication that the engagement is complete is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Scott, Kurt Greenizen, Paul Sydlowski, Jay Doyle
  • Patent number: 11105471
    Abstract: Provided is an aircraft water tank with a lid joined to an opening portion via internal threads and external threads. An O-ring is compressed so that the opening portion is liquid-tightly sealed, which forms a sealed water storage space in a tank body. The portion of the lid that compresses the O-ring is a corner portion formed by an end surface of an annular plate portion and an outer peripheral surface of a tube portion. The portion of an inner liner that compresses the O-ring is a portion of the inner liner attached to an inclined surface. An end portion of the inner liner attached to the surface of a bulging portion is located outside the water storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji Taguchi, Takahiro Ozawa, Hayato Kato
  • Patent number: 11097886
    Abstract: An insulating shipping container includes an exterior box formed of paper defining a cavity and an interior box formed of paper and positioned within said cavity. The interior box defines a product cavity. A compressed mass of compostable insulating plant material of pellet/granular form is received in the cavity and around the interior box. The compressed mass of compostable insulating plant material has a compression ratio of at least 1.25:1 in comparison to a free-flowing loose-filled condition of the pellet/granular form sufficient to provide the compressed mass of compostable insulating plant material with a thermal insulating value (R value) substantially equal to or better than EPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Vericool, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Lantz
  • Patent number: 11090601
    Abstract: A canister containing an active agent wherein the canister includes a canister body having a peripheral body wall defining an upper opening and a non-removable snap-on cap. The cap includes a peripheral skirt. The peripheral body wall of the canister includes a step formed between a first portion of the peripheral body wall and a second portion located beneath the first portion. The first portion is thinner than the second portion to form the step, wherein an inner shape of the peripheral skirt and an outer shape of the first portion of the peripheral body wall form a snap-on fit, wherein the cap surrounds the first portion. A vertical extension of the peripheral skirt is smaller than a vertical extension of the first portion of the peripheral body wall to form a gap between the step and the peripheral skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CLARIANT PRODUCTION (FRANCE) S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jacquy Lebon
  • Patent number: 11085587
    Abstract: A pressurized gas cylinder having a bottle neck, a valve arranged in the bottle neck for extraction of a stored compressed gas from the pressurized gas cylinder, a filter for filtering contaminants from the compressed gas, and a support sleeve for supporting the bottle neck and to which the filter is attached radially inwardly thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA Energy Storage Systems GesmbH
    Inventors: Gerald Schwarzl, Gerald Rath-Reber
  • Patent number: 11085584
    Abstract: A high-pressure composite container having a gastight nozzle structure includes a metal nozzle formed at a side of an inlet of a plastic liner layer that defines an inner layer of the high-pressure composite container; a nozzle insert which is inserted into and attached to the metal nozzle in a direction from an inner side of the plastic liner layer to an outer side of the plastic liner layer; and a nut member fixed to an upper end portion of the nozzle insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Ki Ho Hwang, Young Min Choi, Jae Han Chung