Patents Examined by Brijesh V Patel
  • Patent number: 10343831
    Abstract: A pallet container for storing and transporting in particular flammable or easily ignitable liquid filling materials includes a thin-walled rigid internal container made from a thermoplastic plastics material, a tubular lattice frame that as a supporting jacket tightly encloses the plastics-material internal container, and a base pallet on which the plastics-material container bears and to which the tubular lattice frame is fixedly connected. The plastics-material internal container on all sides is enclosed by a fire-protection insulation mat which, while dispensing with a sheet-metal sheathing on all sides, is disposed directly between the tubular lattice frame and the plastics-material internal container. The fire-protection insulation mat is configured in a double-layered manner, and has an internal layer made from a heat-resistant non-woven and an external heat-resistant woven-fabric textile layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAUSER-WERKE GMBH
    Inventor: Detlev Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 10334988
    Abstract: A food portioning system to more accurately and/or quickly portion food served from a food container includes a support for a container and a bracket coupled with the support. The bracket includes a scrape bar positioned above the support to level food within a serving implement. The scrape bar can also be used as a handle to carry, insert, or remove the food container from a steam table. The scrape bar can be adjustable relative to the support to position the scrape bar at varying heights. Such food portioning systems can be used to support a food container within a food well or on a countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Nutrition Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Doyle Davis
  • Patent number: 10336504
    Abstract: A storage device is provided. That storage device includes a sidewall defining a storage compartment and a storage divider system including a hub. That hub is held in the storage compartment and a plurality of telescoping panels extend between the hub and the sidewall to divide the storage compartment into individual chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Leonard Gus Prezecki, II
  • Patent number: 10328198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a workpiece carrier for transporting or storing components of a drug delivery device, comprising: an array of accommodating recesses extending in a first lateral plane (x, y) and being adapted to receive at least one component of the drug delivery device, at least one stack forming structure adapted to mate with a corresponding stack forming structure of another workpiece carrier for mutually aligning workpiece carriers when stacked on one another, wherein the center of the at least one stack forming structure is arranged laterally offset with respect to the center of the array of accommodating recesses in at least one lateral direction, and wherein the stack forming structure comprises a surrounding edge comprising at least in sections a corrugated or undulated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Clemens Josef, Christian Simon, Andreas Bode, Christian Pommereau
  • Patent number: 10293732
    Abstract: A container holder (10, 90) includes a main body (20) formed with a recess (21) having an open top defined therein for receiving a container, a swing member (40) rotatably supported by the main body so as to be swung into and out of the recess, a roller (50) supported by the swing member so as to be rotated around a prescribed rotational center line (B) by a container engaging the roller as the container is pushed into and pulled out of the recess, and a biasing member (60) urging the swing member into projecting into the recess, wherein the swing member is provided with an inclined surface (47) extending from a part thereof located outward of an outer periphery (53) of the roller, above the roller and outward of the recess to a part thereof located directly above or inward of the rotational center line of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Kozo Kobayashi, Koji Kondo
  • Patent number: 10286540
    Abstract: A container, e.g., a carry-case, includes: a body having an internal cavity for storing contents, the body including at least one access side of the body having at least one opening sufficient in size to accommodate movement of the contents through the opening(s); and at least one lid configured to releasably close the at least one opening, respectively. The body further includes: first and second stacking sides in which are formed complimentarily-shaped surface feature(s) and surface feature(s), respectively, configured to be releasably engageable with the corresponding surface feature(s) formed in second and first stacking sides, respectively, of other instances of the container. And each access side and corresponding lid are configured to permit access through the corresponding opening while one or more of the first and second stacking sides are disposed in states of releasable engagement, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Barry
  • Patent number: 10279954
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. Outer portions of the dunnage supports may have one or more narrowed or flattened portions which enable the dunnage supports to slide along the tracks. Dunnage holding parts is suspended by the dunnage supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 10279979
    Abstract: A double bag vacuum insulation panel for use in a temperature assured shipper made in a steam chest molding machine is provided. The double bag VIP comprises a porous core, a heat sealable inner envelope and an outer bag. The inner envelope is made from a substantially gas impermeable first material having a first thickness and defines an interior having a pressure of less than or equal to about 30 millibar. The outer bag is made from a substantially gas impermeable second material having a second thickness. The outer bag encapsulates the inner envelope. The double bag vacuum insulation panel has an R value of at least about 28 hr-ft2-° F./BTU-in and the R value drops less than about 10% after being exposed to a temperature of up to 95 degrees C. for up to 7 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Ranade
  • Patent number: 10273053
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, slotted guides attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the guides. Outer portions of the dunnage supports may have one or more narrowed or flattened portions which enable the dunnage supports to slide along the slots. Dunnage holding parts is suspended by the dunnage supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Timothy A. Bublitz, Eric S. Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 10252008
    Abstract: A sharps container for safe storage of used pen needles, pen needle assemblies, syringe needles, syringe needle covers, and combinations thereof having a substantially non-porous housing which includes a receiver which receives and actively conveys external pen needles, pen needle assemblies, syringe needles, syringe needle covers, and combinations thereof into the interior of the housing; an internal storage compartment sized to facilitate the safe storage of a plurality of used pen needles or syringe needles and optional needle covers. The internal storage compartment including a material capable of absorbing and storing fluids which may incidentally be associated with the used pen needles or syringe needles. The receiver for pen needles, pen needle assemblies, syringe needles, syringe needle covers, and combinations thereof is visually distinguished from the surrounding portions of the housing by one or both of having a different color or different color patterning relative to the surrounding housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ULTIMED INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Erickson, James J. Erickson, Thomas P. Sauro
  • Patent number: 10244842
    Abstract: A blade disposal container is provided. The blade disposal container includes a housing including an upper end, a base, a first sidewall opposing a second sidewall, a rear wall, and an open front face including a perimeter edge. A slot disposed on the upper end extends through the upper end and into the interior volume and is configured to receive a utility blade therethrough. A channel disposed adjacent the perimeter edge of the open front face enables a shield to slidably retract and extend over the open front face. A magnetic member removably attachable to the base fastens the shield over the open front face and is configured to draw the utility blade into the interior volume and magnetically adhere the blade against the base via its magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Luis Tirado
  • Patent number: 10220995
    Abstract: A sandwich-type blister card is provided to contain a product item such as a pliers or scissors with a handle extending outside of the blister. The blister card includes a back panel, a front panel, and a blister having a blister cavity and a peripheral flange. The blister includes a wrap-around strap attached to the blister at a first end of the strap to secure a portion of the product therein. The peripheral flange and a second end of the strap are sealed between the front and back panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 10214320
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a system including an adjustable tray comprising at least one edge and a frame, wherein the tray is constructed and arranged to form a plurality of varying compartments within a partially enclosed space at least partially defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Taryn E. Dyle
  • Patent number: 10202236
    Abstract: A vertical fluid storage tank including a body extending from a first end to a second end and including a substantially oval-shaped cross-section, a top wall connected to the first end of the body, a bottom wall connected to the second end of the body, at least one access opening positioned on the top wall configured for access to an interior cavity of the body, and at least one discharge valve connected to the body. The storage tank is configured to be arranged in at least two positions. The at least two positions include a first position in which the storage tank is arranged parallel to a surface, and a second position in which the storage tank is arranged perpendicular to the surface. A walkway may be positioned in the interior cavity of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: JWF INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: William C. Polacek, Marc J. Speciale, Matthew J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10178901
    Abstract: A card holder for storing a plurality of transaction cards in a stacked alignment inside a case with a lever arm that when lifted, forces the lateral edges of the cards outward in a fan-like manner through a side opening formed on the case. The case includes a close cavity with a lower frame configured to hold a stack of transaction cards. The lower frame includes a flexible arm used to support the cards. The lever arm includes a push arm that extends into the case and positioned adjacent to the inside edges of the cards. When the lever arm is lifted, the push arm travels in an arc inside the case. Formed on the push arm are a plurality of sequentially offset steps configured to individually press against the adjacent edges of the cards causing the cards to rotate and extend in a fan-like manner through the side opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Chi-Yin Chan, Yau Sing Hubert Sin, Brian Hiyin Lee
  • Patent number: 10173816
    Abstract: A closure (20) is provided to selectively permit or restrict communication between the exterior and the interior of a system that has an opening between the exterior and interior. The closure (20) includes a closure body (24) that defines an access passage (30) and a membrane (60) that initially occludes the access passage (30). The connection of the membrane (60) to the body (24) is defined by a tearable portion (68) of material that defines a tear path along which the material can be torn. The tear path has; (A) a first separation path (80) where separation of the membrane (60) from the body (24) initially originates; and (B) a second separation path (90) where separation of the membrane (60) from the body (24) terminates. The second separation path (90) has a generally tapered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10145508
    Abstract: A fluid storage tank according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a first outer wall section that forms a front face in the length direction, the width direction and the height direction so as to form a space portion in which a fluid is stored; a plurality of partition plates arranged along the length direction of the first outer wall portion to divide the space portion into the plurality of sub-space portions; and an end portion located between the outermost partition plate of the plurality of partition plates and the first outer wall portion, wherein each of the partition plates is formed with a fluid through hole comprising: a gas through hole located on the top of the partition plate; and a liquid through hole located on the bottom of the partition plate so that fluids between the sub-pace portions are in communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: POSCO, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ki-Hwan Kim, Sung-Jin Lee, Do-Won Seo, Hyung-Jin Kim, Dae-Jun Chang, Pal G. Bergan
  • Patent number: 10143896
    Abstract: A golf ball storing/releasing device is formed of a single length of rod having a modulus of elasticity and bent to form a golf-ball-supporting track. The track having back and front sections. Each section including first and second spaced-apart portions, the first portions of the back and front sections forming a first side portion and the second portions of the back and front sections forming a second side portion. The spaced-apart portions all being dimensioned less than the diameter of a golf ball. The first and second side portions converging toward one another from the turnaround sections to a ball-entry juncture section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SnakeBelly, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Scott Schuster
  • Patent number: 10107453
    Abstract: A liner includes a covering portion that covers an inner surface over the entire circumference of the inner surface of a flange portion of a mouthpiece. A covering opposing portion, which is the inner surface of the flange portion and covered with the covering portion, includes a holding groove and a seal groove on the radially outer side of the flange portion. In an axial cross-section of a pressure container, the holding groove extends, from its groove opening toward groove bottom, in a direction inclined toward a radially inner side of the flange portion with respect to a boss portion axial direction, and the seal groove extends, from its groove opening toward groove bottom, in a direction different from the direction of the holding groove. The covering portion includes a holding rib fitted into the holding groove and movable therein, and a seal rib fitted into the seal groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Kusaba, Takashi Mitsuda, Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 10080452
    Abstract: A cover device (2) for a drink container comprises a basic assembly (9) which is provided with a drink opening (32), and a valve arrangement (20) for blocking or unblocking a passage to the drink opening (32) from a drink container side of the cover device (2). The valve arrangement (20) comprises a valve element (26) having two portions (27, 28) which are connected to each other through an area of the valve element (26) at a position where the valve element (26) is hingably associated with the basic assembly (9), and wherein only one of the two portions (27, 28) is in direct communication with the drink opening (32) of the basic assembly (9), so that a smallest total moment of force may be realized on the one portion (28) when the valve element (26) is subjected to pressure from the drink container side of the cover device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wiecher Ferdinand Kamping, Bastiaan Uitbeijerse, Peter Ronald Van Den Broek, Maarten Joannes Botman, Jacob Brinkert, Christoph Dobrusskin