Patents Examined by Anthony D. Stashick
  • Patent number: 11072450
    Abstract: A laminated bottle formed in a cylindrical shape with a bottom includes: an outer layer; and a flexible inner laminated onto an inner surface of the outer layer and being separable from the inner surface. A bottom section of the outer layer positioned at a bottle bottom portion is provided with: an intake slit allowing outside air to be imported into a space between the outer layer and the inner layer, and a projecting part projecting inward of the laminated bottle. At least part of the projecting part extends in a cross direction crossing a direction in which the intake slit extends, and the projecting part is arranged next to the intake slit in the cross direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsuo Furusawa, Takayuki Abe
  • Patent number: 11066213
    Abstract: A container lid includes a lid for sealing a filling tube connected to an external environment. A bottom end of the lid is provided with a hollow inner cavity, and an inner side wall of the hollow inner cavity is provided with a thread. An upper end of the lid is provided with at least two sliding grooves. The present invention can be used for sealing container filling tubes. Moreover, the lids of the present invention can be assembled to form any combined shapes, thereby reducing garbage pollution and promoting environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Manfan Lin
  • Patent number: 11065354
    Abstract: Post-steam sterilization wet pack indicators are described. The indicators generally comprise a moisture-impermeable layer having a first surface and a moisture-indicating layer comprising a reversible colorimetric steam-sterilization-compatible moisture-indicating medium. The moisture-indicating layer is disposed on or near the first surface of the moisture-impermeable layer. The area of the moisture-indicating layer is dimensionally smaller than the moisture-impermeable layer such that the edges of the moisture-impermeable layer extend beyond the edges of the moisture-indicating layer. Articles and packages comprising wet pack indicators are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Evan K. L. Y. Hajime, Myungchan Kang, Timothy J. Nies
  • Patent number: 11066222
    Abstract: A package may include a front panel and a back panel opposite the front panel, each including a top end and a bottom end, and a first side panel and a second side panel each extending between the front panel and the back panel. The front panel includes a front panel perforation extending from the first side panel to the second side panel. The back panel includes a back panel perforation extending from the first side panel to the second side panel. The front panel perforation and the back panel perforation may be disposed between the top and bottom ends of the front and back panels, respectively. The first side panel includes a first side panel perforation extending from the front panel perforation to the back panel perforation. The second side panel includes a hinge element extending from the front panel perforation to the back panel perforation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Woodard Lorence
  • Patent number: 11052358
    Abstract: A container includes a receptacle to hold nutrients and other food contents for a smoothie. The container is used with a larger vessel such as a blender into which the capsule is inserted and into which water or other fluid is poured. When the blender is closed, the container opens to release its contents for blending with the fluid into a delicious, healthful smoothie. The container may have a cover with opening flaps and relatively movable elements that pivot the flaps open when opposite forces are applied to the container by the larger vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: VEJO IP AG
    Inventors: Christoph Bertsch, Werner Balkau
  • Patent number: 11051900
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe tools and instruments for holding, transferring, delivering, deploying an implantable device and methods and means of aseptically storing and shipping the implantable device including but not limited to a device case for protecting, housing and filling the device, a surgical sizer for preparing the implantable site, a deployer for transferring the implantable device from the device case and delivering or deploying the implantable device at the prepared implantable site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ViaCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent So, Erik Olson, Michael Scott, Chad Green, Giacomo Strollo, Gustavo Prado, Craig McGreevy, Laura Martinson, Donald Koenig
  • Patent number: 11053060
    Abstract: A substantially moisture tight container and lid assembly for storing and packaging moisture-sensitive items comprising an assembly with a container and a lid, the lid is attached by a hinge to an upper housing portion of the container, the lid includes a lip seal member that depends downwardly from the lid, the lip seal member is configured to abut at least a portion of the interior side of the container when the lid is in the closed position resulting in a substantially moisture tight seal between the lid and the lid, and the container assembly further comprising a base portion and an upper housing portion, the upper housing portion is capable of being snap-fit into the base portion by employing a lip seal mechanism to form a substantially moisture-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Giraud
  • Patent number: 11052021
    Abstract: A child-resistant medication container assembly that includes a blister card including a plurality of compartments each configured to support a dosage of medication, and a puck including a body portion, a recess that defines a partition wall in the body portion, and a plurality of openings defined in the partition wall. Each opening corresponds to one of the plurality of compartments in the blister card. The assembly further includes a carton including a first wall opposite a second wall. An access opening is defined in the first wall and a plurality of perforations are defined in the second wall. The access opening is sized to provide access to the plurality of compartments, and each perforation corresponds to one of the plurality of compartments in the blister card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ABBVIE INC.
    Inventors: Todd Marshall, Bhimaprasad Medhal, John G. Finch, Joy Elizabeth Borgardt
  • Patent number: 11044974
    Abstract: A protective case and mounting system 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: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ROKFORM IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Whitten, Bernhard Leitner, Craig Erion
  • Patent number: 11046474
    Abstract: A container has a head piece (7). The container can be or is filled with a medium and is produced of plastic materials using a blow molding, filling, and sealing method. A transition region (13) is between the container (1) and a first type of a head surface (11) arranged on the head piece (7) at an end face, can be penetrated by a piercing or cutting part and extends with a specifiable curvature. A second type of a head surface (41) has a specifiable curvature, which is the same as the curvature of the head surface (39) of the first type, but preferably is different from it and is present on the head piece (7). The head surfaces transition into each other such that a whole surface is formed, which whole surface spans the free end of the transition region (13) directed away from the container (1). The head piece (7) is an integral component of the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Spallek, Johannes Geser, Karl Koeppel, Alexander Hammer
  • Patent number: 11039706
    Abstract: A set of nestable and stackable cookware, for example, a set of pots and pans, is maintained in a stable configuration by stops attached to the outer walls of the cookware. Each stacked and nested item of cookware is supported on the rim of the lower item by two stops attached to its outer wall, on opposite sides of the item. Each stop is shaped and configured to contact the rim of the lower item in the stack at a finite number of points. The points of contact lie in the same plane, which uprightly supports the stacked cookware item on the lower cookware item, without the walls or the base of the stacked cookware item touching the lower item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Hollinger
  • Patent number: 11034478
    Abstract: A double-walled container includes a top opening, and a bottom opening, opposite the top opening. A removable top cap engages with threads at the top opening and a removable bottom cap engages with threads at the bottom opening. The double-walled container includes an outer wall and an inner wall. A channel formed on and encircling the outer wall includes a vacuum port through which air between the outer and inner walls is drawn out to form an insulating space between the inner and outer walls. A band is positioned within the channel to cover the vacuum port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Michael Lau, Charlene Lyu, Alexander Christopher Lau
  • Patent number: 11033090
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating depilatory wax includes a reservoir and a collar, the reservoir formed of a resilient, heat resistant material. The reservoir is dimensioned to be received by a heating chamber of a wax warmer. The collar has a lip sized to extend outwardly from a top opening of the reservoir, to catch wax which may otherwise drip between the reservoir and warmer. The reservoir may be flattened for shipment or storage, and may be trimmed to accommodate many sizes of wax warmers. In embodiments, the reservoir and collar are nonstick and may be readily cleaned and reused. In embodiments, the reservoir and collar are formed of silicone. A method of distributing a hair removal kit includes packaging soft wax in bags, flattening and packaging reservoirs and collars, and shipping the kit to a user in an environmentally friendly and cost efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Andrew Hodges
  • Patent number: 11034479
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic container with a base and side walls standing on the base, wherein a receiving region of the container is defined by the base and the side walls, wherein the base, on its side facing away from the receiving region, forms a plane, wherein the plane carries an inner region, a bearing rim surrounding the inner region, and first ribs protruding from the plane, wherein the bearing rim has a bearing face for the container and the bearing face is elevated in the direction perpendicular to the plane compared to the inner region, wherein each of the first ribs extends in the direction of the bearing rim starting from the inner region, wherein, with respect to each of the first ribs, the end face of the first rib pointing in the direction of extent leads tangentially into the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Rolf Pick
  • Patent number: 11027591
    Abstract: A service port cap has a body configured to be snapped onto a service port such as an automotive air conditioning service port. The cap has an axial slot allowing the body to spread as it is pressed onto the service port. A rubberized plug in the top of the cap bears and seals against the end of the service port. Should a fluid leak develop through the service port, the rubberized plug maintains a seal until the pressure is sufficient to overcome the seal created by the plug. At this point, the leaking fluid is directed out through the axial slot in the cap. Thus, the cap does not blow off and the flow of leaking fluid is controlled so that it does not spew. One embodiment includes a locking ring that slides to a locking position to lock the cap onto a service or other port to form a fixed seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AIRSEPT, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Becker, Ivo Ferreira
  • Patent number: 11019947
    Abstract: A propeller food plate assembly has a plate component and a propeller component that includes a plurality of propellers that subdivide the plate into a plurality of compartments for holding food during a dining activity. During a different recreational activity, the components rotate when the assembly is thrown and spun in the air. During flight, the components initially engage each other in a torque-transmitting relationship, and subsequently move apart. The propellers have contoured, aerodynamic surfaces configured to enhance an aerodynamic flight characteristic of the assembly. One or more light sources may be mounted on the assembly to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Leonid Shendelman
  • Patent number: 11021296
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a collapsible food container. The container includes a wall portion with an outer surface having a substantially smooth shape. The wall portion is configured to bend from raised position to a collapsed position, with the food container being used to retain food in the raised position and being collapsed for storage in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel A. Sudakoff
  • Patent number: 11013588
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve packaging system includes a jar, a lid, a lid liner, and a humectant. The jar has a closed end, an open end, a side wall and an interior sized to receive the prosthetic heart valve. The lid is connected to the open end of the jar. The lid liner includes a rim sandwiched between the lid and the side wall of the jar to provide a fluid-tight seal. The humectant is supported within the interior of the jar. The humectant may be supported by the lid liner. The lid liner may include one or more windows so that the humectant may provide a desired humidity to the inside of jar to maintain a desired water content in the tissue of the valve. The system may obviate the need to store the valve in a dry state, or to otherwise store the valve submerged in an aldehyde solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Panus
  • Patent number: 11014739
    Abstract: A cover assembly is disclosed. The cover assembly may cover a gap between a first container and a second container. The cover assembly may have a first rigid element. The cover assembly may also have a second rigid element. Further, the cover assembly may have an elastic body. The elastic body may be positioned between the first rigid element and the second rigid element. The cover assembly may also have a bolt. The bolt may connect the first rigid element with the second rigid element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Benno Kokoschka
  • Patent number: 11008163
    Abstract: A container includes a container cover, a cover resilient element, a holding unit, a container body, a connecting unit, a speed adjustor, an electric motor, a circuit board module, an inner supporting frame, an outer supporting frame, a touch control arrangement, wherein the connecting unit is coupled at an outer side of the container body to pivotally connect the container cover with the container body. The cover resilient element is arranged for applying a resilient force against the container cover. The container body has an accessing cavity, wherein the touch control arrangement is supported at the accessing cavity. The structural configuration of the container is simplified that the container requires less components and less complicated structural configuration. The cost and the power consumption of the container are relatively low. The container is easy to use and is able to maintain the container cover the opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Nine Stars Group (U.S.A.) Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Jiangqun Chen, Xiujin Yang, Huiyang Zheng, Zhou Lin