Patents Examined by Anthony D. Stashick
  • Patent number: 10730671
    Abstract: Child resistant packaging for storing medicine or medicinal compositions that frustrates or prevents a child's attempts to access the contents while permitting an adult to easily open the packaging through a series of movements or steps in coordination or combination to readily access the contents. The child resistant packaging includes a housing component and an insert component that is configured to slideably interact with an interior space of the housing component between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JohnsByrne Company
    Inventors: Michael Drosos, John Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10723014
    Abstract: A tool holder for holding one or more tools when not being used. The tool holder comprises one or more tool holder bodies having one or more slots for receiving a tool. In order to couple a tool with the tool holder, a tool holder body is rotated to an open position and the tool is inserted into one of the one or more slots. Then, the tool holder body is rotated back to a closed position. The tool is securely held within the tool holder body and is not removable when the tool holder body is in the closed position. In some embodiments, the tool holder is configured to hold a L-shaped hexagonal or round tool. A plurality of tool holder bodies are able to be coupled together in order to hold multiple tools of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wagic, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Gallegos
  • Patent number: 10722011
    Abstract: The specification provides a system and carrying case for cosmetics and/or accessories that includes panels with one or more detachable independent carriers to use separate from the case. The independent carriers can be arranged to define a space an interior space for cosmetics or accessories, or may be arranged in an open, expanded position with the panels to define a vanity with a mirror. The independent carriers may have associated panels from which the carriers selectively detach. The panels may also be separable from the case. The system and case may be portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: And.B, LLC
    Inventors: Bobbie Lynn Grund, Andrea DeVos Abraham
  • Patent number: 10716548
    Abstract: The invention relates to syringes for storing and mixing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd., Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Pilpel, Sivan Doron, Yuri Zherdev, Lior Erez, Ashley DeAnglis
  • Patent number: 10717570
    Abstract: A cap for bottles that allows a user to select additives. A base has an axis with a coaxial cavity, typically threaded, for attachment to the bottle. A housing rotates and reciprocates on the axis between a selecting position where the housing and base are pulled apart and an operative position where the housing and base are pushed together. Compartments with additives and one or more vacant locations are arranged in a circle around the axis inside the housing. An opening in the compartment bottom is covered by a frangible seal. As the housing rotates, the compartment openings or vacant location align with an aperture in the base that extends into the cavity. Spikes extending from the aperture puncture the compartment opening seal when the housing is pushed to the operative position, allowing the additive to flow into the bottle. The vacant locations provide positions for storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZM2 Design, LLC
    Inventor: Wojciech Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10710798
    Abstract: A reusable and disposable liner for large waste and recycling containers includes a waterproof or resistant material made of at least two pieces of the material comprising the body and the base. The base is constructed such that there is no seam below an upper edge of the base to allow for leakage of a liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: VANSTRUM, LLC
    Inventors: Derek C Westrum, Brock A. Vander Velden
  • Patent number: 10703545
    Abstract: A closure system includes a container and a closure. The container including a rim extending perpendicular to the side wall, the rim including a locking lug extending from an upper surface of the rim and a break disposed in the rim adjacent to the locking tab, the break operable to form a deflectable locking portion of the rim. The closure including a side wall, a flange extending perpendicular to the side wall, and a locking lug disposed within the flange for engaging the corresponding locking lug of the container. The flange may include a gap portion disposed adjacent to the locking lug for allowing a user to deflect the deflectable locking portion of the container through the gap portion in the flange to disengage the locking lug of the container from the locking lug of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Altium Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 10689168
    Abstract: A plastic bottle, in particular a toilet cleanser bottle, has a bottle container, preferably formed by blow-molding, with a bottle neck and an angled attachment. The attachment is snapped onto the bottle neck in a direction of placement. The bottle neck has a first snap connection element and the attachment has a second snap connection element. In order to ensure a defined angular orientation between the angled attachment and the bottle container, an anti-rotation lock is formed between the attachment and the bottle neck, in particular between the two snap connection elements. To this end, preferably the snap connection elements engage positively with one another by way of toothings. Alternatively, an elevation having recesses is formed on a bottle shoulder for ensuring the anti-rotation lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHB GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Olaf Stolle
  • Patent number: 10689172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to container laminate and container having a container laminate through which materials may be accessed and/or dispensed. The laminate has multiple layers that are peeled away when opened to reveal one or more openings in a layer that remains adhered to the container after opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Howard Coker, Robert Thor Versluys, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10689164
    Abstract: An assembly of a container and a closure. The container has a rim defining an upper sealing surface formed of a heat-sealable material, and an external screw thread extending helically along an outer surface at a location spaced below the rim. The closure includes a screw cap assembled with a separately formed disk inserted in the cap, the closure defining an internal screw thread for attaching the closure to the container when the closure is rotated in a first direction. The disk is constructed of a laminated metal having an upper metal layer and a lower heat-sealable layer affixed to an underside of the metal layer. A heat seal between the heat-sealable layer of the disk and the upper sealing surface of the rim affixes the disk to the rim such that the disk seals closed the open top end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Trevor Price
  • Patent number: 10688675
    Abstract: A personal care bottle with a fluid reservoir defining a chamber for holding a fluid. A fluid port is at a proximal end of the fluid reservoir. A gripping sleeve mounted to the fluid reservoir. The gripping sleeve has a locking tab configured to engage a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Raymond Eagleton, Kelly Daniel Bridges
  • Patent number: 10676262
    Abstract: A sealing label for sealing a snuff container may include a structural layer and having first and second side edges extending in a length direction and first and second end edges extending in a width direction. The sealing label may be divided in the width direction into a container lid attachment area and a container base attachment area. A tear strip area may be arranged between the container lid attachment area and the container base attachment area and may be terminated by a pull tab arranged at the first end edge. The structural layer of the sealing label may be a single structural layer of the sealing label and may consist of a mono oriented polymer film having a direction of orientation coinciding with the length direction of the sealing label. A snuff container provided with the sealing label is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Swedish Match North Europe AB
    Inventor: Philip Beardsall
  • Patent number: 10681436
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device includes a main housing and a lid. The main housing and lid are removably joined to define an air and water tight volume receiving an electronic device. The electronic device includes a switch. The main housing includes a slot formed therein proximate the switch of the electronic device. The main housing includes a pair of separated raised walls formed thereon about the slot. A toggle is rotatively positioned within the slot and between the raised walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Wright, June Lai
  • Patent number: 10669068
    Abstract: A beverage bottle may include a handle that engages a neck of the bottle. The handle may include a band region that encircles a portion of the neck of the bottle. The handle may be easily assembled onto the bottle, and be aesthetically pleasing. In an embodiment, a grip portion may be aligned angularly higher than the band region when the bottle is resting in a vertical position. The handle may have a grip portion sized to enable an adult to comfortably hold the grip portion with at least one finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Clay Allen Burns, Sarah Kauss, James Best, Michael Circosta
  • Patent number: 10667586
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile device having a storage compartment for a user's personal items such as credit cards, license, cash, etc. is disclosed. The protective case includes a first or main panel and a second or sub-panel that are configured to cover the storage compartment and provide access thereto, via a hinged connection. Each panel may also function as independent pivot stand that can position the case in one or more operating/viewing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tu, Timothy Hemesath, Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 10669077
    Abstract: A cap for closing a neck of a bottle is disclosed. The cap includes a lid for closing off the neck and a skirt for fixing to the neck. The skirt is provided with a bulge line for interfering by wedging with the neck, a weakened line to be ruptured by propagation of a tear, and a stop means for preventing the tearing propagating in the rectilinear extension of a first part of the weakened line that runs along the bulge line while being situated on the side of the latter opposite to the lid. The weakened line also includes second and third substantially rectilinear parts which, on the periphery of a skirt, follow on respectively from the first part to the second part of the weakened line. The second part of the weakened line avoids the stop means and extends on either side of the bulge line, while being inclined both with respect to the bulge line and with respect to the direction of the axis of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Novembal USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Luzzato, Stéphane Graux
  • Patent number: 10667589
    Abstract: Protective cases and case systems for a mobile device are disclosed. The cases include a multi component structure that defines a compartment that is dimensioned to receive a mobile device and includes one or more shock absorber elements embedded within its side walls. The multi-component construct may be configured as a standalone case or sleeve that reversibly fits within another external component or shell. The shock absorber element may be formed in multiple segments and may be formed of a softer material than adjacent regions of the case and co-molded into a channel in a supporting wall component that is formed of a more rigid material. The shock absorber component may have one or more channels formed in its outer surface and may extend internally into the device compartment to form relatively soft corner pads or cushions. When a shell is employed additional level of protection to the mobile device may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Peter Tu
  • Patent number: 10669094
    Abstract: A shield assembly forms a loop for guiding heated gases from a heat source along a peripheral wall of the container and may include a plurality of guide panels collectively in an array of connected guide panels. The guide panels may be pivotally connected to adjacent guide panels to pivot with respect to each other to pivot with respect to each other. The guide panels may have a base plate with an inner surface for orienting toward the container, and may also have at least one vane extending inwardly from the base plate to a free end of the vane positionable adjacent to the peripheral wall of the container. The vane may be positioned at an oblique angle to the pivot axis. The shield assembly may also include a linking structure configured to link endmost guide panels of the array of connected guide panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua Mulder
  • Patent number: 10654609
    Abstract: A container may have a base, a sidewall connected to the base, a bell connected to the sidewall, and a finish connected to the bell. The base may have strap ribs to resist deformation of the base. The sidewall may have recessed columns to resist bending, leaning, crumbling, and/or stretching. The strap ribs and recessed columns may vertically line up along a central axis of the container to communicate forces on the container vertically along the container to continuously resist deformation in the base and the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Niagara Bottling, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Clarke Hanan, Jochen Frosthövel, Alexander Schau
  • Patent number: 10655298
    Abstract: A hydraulically activated shear is provided. The shear includes: a first jaw; a second jaw sliding past the first jaw in a shearing motion; and a first cutting plate attached to at least one side of the first and second jaws, the first cutting plate defining a shear edge and a shear surface, the shear surface having a positive camber with respect to a plane perpendicular to the jaws, wherein at least one of the first and second jaws is actuated by a hydraulic cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: John K. Clemons