Patents Examined by Anthony D. Stashick
  • Patent number: 11826230
    Abstract: A package of personal care articles. Each of the personal care articles has a nonwoven substrate as a component. The nonwoven substrate can have a first surface defining a plane of the first surface and a non-regular pattern of a plurality of three-dimensional features extending outwardly from the plane of the first surface. The non-regular pattern can include a first zone of first three-dimensional features and a second zone of second three-dimensional features, wherein in at least one of the first or second zones of the plurality of three-dimensional features has a first three-dimensional feature having a first intensive property and a second three-dimensional feature having a second, different intensive property. The personal care articles can be compressed in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 11827436
    Abstract: An elongate blank for forming a tubular carton, comprising a plurality of panels including a top panel (18), a first side panel (16), a second side panel (20), a first base panel (12) and a second base panel (24), said each panel being formed along either free end edge thereof with a cut-out so that said blank is provided along either longitudinal edge thereof with a plurality of tabs each interposed between adjacent ones of said cut-outs, said cut-outs including; a first major cut-out (70) struck from each of the opposed free end edges of the top panel, a second major cut-out (70A) struck from each of the opposed free end edges of the first side panel, a third major cut-out (70C) struck from each of the opposed free end edges of the second side panel, a first minor cut-out (70B) struck from each of the opposed free end edges of the first base panel, a second minor cut-out (70D) struck from each of the opposed free end edges of the second base panel, wherein the length (A2) of a portion of one of the free end
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Katsuo Shibuya
  • Patent number: 11825963
    Abstract: A packaging assembly is provided with a product package. A plurality of retail products is supported upon the product package in an array for transportation. A plurality of dividers is connected to the product package and extends between sequential retail products for separation of the sequential retail products during shipping, wherein the dividers are removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Yasmeen Gabrielle Coan, William Matthew Hicks
  • Patent number: 11827421
    Abstract: A fuel cap assembly according to an example of the present disclosure includes a fuel cap and a pipe stub that extends from the fuel cap and defines a first internal passage. A sensor element and a fuel tube are adjacent to each other and both extend from the fuel cap through the first internal passage. A cylindrical coupler is composed of an elastomer and defines a second internal passage that extends between an inlet port and an outlet port. The inlet port has a first inner diameter and the pipe stub is receivable into the inlet port. The outlet port has a second inner diameter that differs from the first inner diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Fuel Automation Station, LLC
    Inventor: Ricky Dean Shock
  • Patent number: 11814213
    Abstract: A storage apparatus has first and second bins with configurations that match. The bins have movable supports that enable the bins to be stacked on each other and attached to each other when employing the bins to store items in the bins and move the items from one area to another by moving the attached bins. The first and second bins are also nestable together to store the bins in a minimum of storage space when the bins are not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Buddeez, Inc
    Inventors: Charles E Hall, William A Hall, Steven C Hall, Matthew W Hall
  • Patent number: 11814210
    Abstract: The dual mouth shotgun can may combine the advantages of a standard aluminum beverage can with a second opening to allow for a high rate of air flow and displacement resulting in a high rate of fluid flow from the can. The can may implement a stay-tab mechanism, or any other appropriate mechanism, for ease of use and familiarity, on the standard top opening, and may further implement a stay-tab mechanism, or other appropriate mechanism on the bottom or lower side of the can for shotgunning the fluid in the can. The dual mouth shotgun can may provide a user with a single opening mechanism on its top surface for normal drinking, and a second opening mechanism on its bottom or lower side surface for drinks shotgunning. In one embodiment the can may comprise an upper and a lower body that may be twisted relative to one another to expose an opening in the side of the can that allows for drinks shotgunning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Ryan Benson
  • Patent number: 11801203
    Abstract: A baby bottle, an insert for a baby bottle, a baby bottle including an insert, and a method of feeding an infant that serves to pace the infant's feeding rhythm. Generally, these devices and methods will be of use for a preterm infant who lacks coordination of the suck-swallow-breathe synchrony, but can also be used with full term infants who can benefit from rigid control of the flow of milk from a bottle, this includes, but is not limited to, infants with gastroesophageal reflux who can require pacing of feeds to allow for gastric emptying. The device generally cues the infant to swallow and breathe after each 1-4 sucks by stopping the flow of the fluid from the bottle after the infant has sucked sufficiently or a predetermined period of time has passed. Once the baby breathes or a period of time passes, the bottle resets for the next repetition. The device also serves to consistently slow the flow of milk during oral feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Preemie-Pacer, LLC
    Inventors: Roberta Pineda, Jeffrey Macler
  • Patent number: 11801992
    Abstract: A floating device to be used in groups to form a floating cover that floats over volumes of water or liquids used in industry, mining and agriculture, directed to reduce evaporation, algae formation and gas emanation. The device comprising an outer shell consisting of outwardly convex covers and lateral edges that have a polygonal shape in a plan view, vertical wall surfaces extending from the edges of the covers, wherein each vertical wall surface joins at the level of the middle plane of the device with the edges of an inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Tomás Irarrazaval Mendez, Matías Signoro Duque
  • Patent number: 11793718
    Abstract: The container (1), particularly for medical products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food or the like, comprises: an hollow body (2) at least partly compressible defining a chamber (3) for containing a fluid product (4) and provided with a neck (5); a closure element (6) made in a single body piece with the hollow body (2) and provided with an attachment portion (7) which, in a packaging configuration, is associated with the hollow body (2) along a predefined breaking line (8) adapted to allow the separation of the closure element (6) from the hollow body (2) in a configuration of separation in which on the hollow body (2) is formed a dispensing opening (9) of the fluid product (4); a dispensing valve (13) adapted to allow the outflow of the fluid product (4) through the dispensing opening (9); and a return valve (14) adapted to allow the one-way flow of air (15) towards the chamber (3), wherein the return valve (14) comprises filtering means (16) adapted to filter the air (15) entering the chamber (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Lameplast, S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Folchini, Enrico Salvarani, Filippo Fangarezzi
  • Patent number: 11794956
    Abstract: An improved snap-on/twist off closure which is very durable. The invention is also directed to a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess and a guidance recess. A bottom rim of the pipe, the resistance recess and the guidance recess are in contact with a forcing element on a shoulder of the bottle and guide the closure into positions permitting unscrewing of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Slavica Cesare, Gregory Lalier
  • Patent number: 11780325
    Abstract: A fuel cap for a vehicle has a locking structure configured to generate a sound interval, including a head portion having a handle formed at a first side and one or more striking portions installed at a second side, and a body portion integrally assembled with the head portion and having a plurality of sound generators installed at the body portion and disposed in a state of being struck by the one or more striking portions installed at the second side of the head portion according to a rotation of the head portion by a locking torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Choi, June-Young Park, Tae-Yoon Lee, Jun-Sik Lim, Sung-Won Lee, Raghavendar Peddi
  • Patent number: 11780669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for preparation of a beverage upon injection of liquid into the cartridge, the cartridge comprising at least a first compartment (2) and a second compartment (3) for holding beverage ingredients, an injection area (4) for receiving a liquid injected into the cartridge, and flow dividing means (8) designed for providing a fluid communication between the injection area (4) and the first and second compartment (2, 3), wherein the flow dividing means (8) are designed to provide a preferred flow path for liquid from the injection area (4) to the first and second compartment [2, 3) and to outlet means (9, 10) of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Christian Talon
  • Patent number: 11780645
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery box and a vehicle, the battery box comprises an upper box body, a lower box body, a connecting member, a fixing member. The upper box body comprises a first eave portion, the lower box body comprises a second eave portion. The first eave portion is provided with a first connecting hole, the second eave portion is provided with a second connecting hole and a mounting hole. The connecting member passes through the first connecting hole and the second connecting hole to connect the upper box body and the lower box body. The fixing member passes through the mounting hole to make the lower box body mounted to external equipment, compared with the conventional battery box, the lower box body is equivalent to the arrangement of eliminating the third eave portion, it simplifies the structure and reduces the weight, thereby improving the energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Yuqun Zeng, Fenggang Zhao, Xingdi Chen, Lei Wang, Linggang Zhou, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11775019
    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: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: RokForm IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Whitten, Bernhard Leitner, Craig Erion
  • Patent number: 11767155
    Abstract: A cup collar includes an extension having a rim at one end and a securing ring at a second end attached to the lip of a cup or other beverage container to allow milk or cream, an additional flavoring, sugar or sweetener, or any other additive to be added to a beverage such as coffee without having to pour out and waste the coffee or other beverage to make room for the additive. The cup collar preferably further includes a skirt having a gasket that engages and locks with a sealing ring on the exterior of the cup proximate the lip of the cup to provide a compression seal between the securing ring and the lip of the cup as well as a seal between the gasket and sealing ring to prevent leakage. The cup collar attachment avoids wasting coffee or other beverage and conserves water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Numan Zeidan
  • Patent number: 11760562
    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: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Patent number: 11753238
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a container including a frame having a rail, a cover coupled to the frame, a first opening mechanism including a first pivot and a first slide housing, and a second opening mechanism including a second pivot and a second slide housing, the rail of the frame being selectively and slidingly receivable in the first and second slide housings. The cover and frame are movable between three positions, a closed position, a first open position wherein the rail is partially disposed in the first slide housing and is disengaged from the second slide housing, and the frame, cover and first slide housing are rotated about the first pivot, and a second open position wherein the rail is partially disposed in the second slide housing and is disengaged from the first slide housing, and the frame, cover and second slide housing are rotated about the second pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: TB Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Boesch, Timothy Boesch
  • Patent number: 11753225
    Abstract: A package including a stack of absorbent tissue paper material and a packaging, wherein, in the stack, the absorbent tissue paper material forms panels having a length, and a width perpendicular to the length, the panels being piled on top of each other to form a height extending between a first end surface and a second end surface of the stack; the absorbent tissue paper material including at least a structured tissue material, the stack, when in the package, having a selected packing density D0 of 0.20 to 0.65 kg/dm3, and exerting a force along the height of the stack towards the packaging, the packaging encircling the stack so as to maintain the stack in a compressed condition with the selected packing density D0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Hans Wallenius, Fredrik Welander
  • Patent number: 11753224
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a nestable blank for forming a basket-style carrier. The blank comprises a plurality of panels for forming walls of the carrier, which panels include a first side panel, a second side panel and a bottom panel. The first side panel is hinged to the bottom panel and the bottom panel is asymmetrical. The bottom panel has first and second opposed end edges, and the first end edge is offset from a first end edge of the adjacent first side panel by a first distance. The second end edge of the bottom panel is offset from a second end edge of the adjacent first side panel by a second distance, and the first distance is greater than the second distance. The bottom panel also comprises a beveled corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory P. Hayter, Carl J. Gibson, James J. Talbot
  • Patent number: 11724855
    Abstract: A tray is provided for retaining a plurality of food items that includes a bottom wall portion and a sidewall portion together defining a plurality of compartments separated from each other by dividers and each configured to retain a stack of the food items. Each of the dividers is interconnected to the sidewall portion by a pair of scalloped ledges. The sidewall portion of the tray includes two side panels each including stiffening ribs extending only along a portion thereof, but not extending along an entire length thereof. The tray is configured such that, in response to a compressing force applied to the tray in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first and second side panels, the sidewall portion of the tray deflects in a direction away from the food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Alicia Evans, Patrick Harrell, Mandar Madhukar Kulkarni, Rafael Quinones