Patents Examined by Bryon Gehman
  • Patent number: 10118288
    Abstract: Novel tool tray systems and devices. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a tray of the present disclosure, the tray comprises an interior tray section configured to receive one or more items, the interior tray at least partially surrounded by at least one sidewall having a height, a first ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the first ramp portion defining a sloping surface that extends from the interior tray section to a top of the at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one tray is configured to be secured to an inner lip of an aerial bucket liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Invoke 3D, LLC
    Inventor: Dewayne Eugene Blake
  • Patent number: 10111725
    Abstract: An instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) system includes a substantially flat massage tool, such as an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) tool, and a case to hold the substantially flat massage tool in either a storage position or a display position. The case includes a structure with a top surface and the top surface has a recess shaped to receive and situate the first substantially flat tool in a horizontal position relative to the top surface. The structure also includes a slot shaped to receive and situate the substantially flat tool in an angled position extending away from the top surface. If the substantially flat massage tool is placed horizontally into the recess, the IASTM system is in the storage position. If the substantially flat massage tool is placed vertically into the slot, the IASTM system is in the display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory van den Dries, Steven Capobianco
  • Patent number: 10112759
    Abstract: A single dose material and applicator package that is easily held for removal of a cover and that contains an easily removable applicator. A tray has an applicator well and a material well. Formed in the applicator well is a finger depression adjacent the material well and an applicator support depression adjacent an opposing end of the applicator well. The finger depression permits easy grasping of the tray for removing the cover. The applicator support depression acts as a fulcrum to pivot or lever the applicator out of the tray when a force is applied to one end of the applicator. A material well ramp permits a controlled amount of material to be placed on the applicator brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Centrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Grady, Robert Nordquist
  • Patent number: 10113846
    Abstract: A container (e.g., an ammunition casing, a rocket housing, or the like) includes a body structure having a wall defining a cavity configured to accept an energetic material, the body structure having a central region situated longitudinally between a first side region and a second side region, wherein the wall within the central region has a thickness that is less than the thickness of the wall within first region and either less than or equal to the thickness within the second side region. A strength reduction pattern is formed at least partially within the central region of the wall such that the strength reduction pattern provides a preferred rupture path when the energetic material is subjected to a predetermined external stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems-Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Pitre, André Goulet
  • Patent number: 10112741
    Abstract: An inflatable packaging element is provided herein. The inflatable packaging element comprises first and second film plies sealed to each other by a seal to cooperatively form a flexible structure. The seal defines an inflation chamber between the first and second plies that is inflatable with and configured to contain a fluid. The seal is formed using an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PREGIS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING LLC
    Inventor: Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Patent number: 10103045
    Abstract: A vertical fixing transmission box used for transmitting a container is disclosed. The transmission box includes a carrier substrate and an elastic component, wherein the carrier substrate is utilized to carry the container, and the elastic component may be switched between an opening state and a fixing state. When the container is carried by the carrier substrate and the elastic component is switched to the opening state, the elastic component provides a vertical elastic force to abut against the container downwardly and fix the container. Also, the transmission box may be transported by an automatic material handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GUDENG PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuan-Chun Liu, Wei-Yen Chen, Chia-Ho Chuang, Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 10092075
    Abstract: The packages described by this invention all have reduced “head space,” that is, the distance from lid to lens. Packages contain dimples to achieve this reduced head space. Specifically, packages are designed with dimple sag equal to or less than 1.90-mm, or volume displaced equal to or less than 360 ?l. Combined with the existing primary packaging, it has been found that such conditions provide for reduction in folded lens rate during shipping and handling. As well, lenses stored or having an extended time in low head space packages in a “foil down” orientation now have characteristics closer lenses stored in a “foil up orientation”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Barre, Edward Kernick, Dominic Gourd, Douglas Lilac, Charles Medovich, Jonathan Adams
  • Patent number: 10081485
    Abstract: A product packaging is disclosed, including a rear panel, a front panel coupled to the rear panel, and an intermediate panel between the front panel and the rear panel. The intermediate panel may include a spacing segment that spaces a lip portion of the front panel away from the rear panel, and the intermediate panel may define a product-receiving recess of the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Cernokus, Lorraine Y. Tang, Francesca Amor Delle Cese, Mark T. Uyeda, Thomas Branton Watson
  • Patent number: 10081457
    Abstract: An inflatable packaging element is disclosed herein. The inflatable packaging element includes a first film ply and second film ply overlayed on the first ply, and a seal pattern. The seal pattern has a plurality of seals sealing the first and second plies to each other to define an inflation chamber between the first and second plies. The inflation chamber is inflatable with and configured to contain a fluid. An aperture extends through at least one of the first or second ply, and the seal pattern separates opposite side of the aperture from the inflation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PREGIS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING LLC
    Inventor: Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Patent number: 10076603
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a packaging member defining a first compartment, a second compartment, and a third compartment that are in gaseous communication theretogether is disclosed. The first compartment is structured to receive a syringe barrel therein, the second compartment is structured to receive a plunger rod therein, and the third compartment is structured to receive an oxygen absorber therein. With the packaging member enclosing the syringe barrel, the plunger rod, and the oxygen absorber, the oxygen absorber is adapted to draw oxygen from within the syringe barrel and to absorb oxygen contained within at least one of the first compartment, the second compartment, and the third compartment of the packaging member. The syringe packaging system of the present disclosure also allows for reduced storage space of a syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Hemanth Amarchinta, Jennifer Vo, Richard Giddes, Christopher Hilliard, Yusuf O. Oni, Gerald Bonczynski
  • Patent number: 10076205
    Abstract: The present invention solves the problem of possible contamination of unconsumed liquid contained by communion cups that remain in the circular apertures of the cup array of the tray cover. The problem has been solved by moving the empty cup disposal openings from their current central locations in the tray cover to the four corners thereof. The new configuration makes it awkward for a congregant to dispose of his cup by reaching over cups containing unconsumed liquid. Although the improved tray cover is configured to hold 34 cups rather than 36, the loss of capacity of 2 cups is considered to be an acceptable compromise for decreasing the spread of disease causing organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Dennis Douglas Weir
  • Patent number: 10064768
    Abstract: A Y-type gauze positioning rod is adapted to be disposed in a Y-type gauze so as to position the Y-type gauze to an affected region. The Y-type gauze positioning rod includes a Y-type flexible body having a holder and two supporting branches. The two supporting branches are connected to the holder and separated from each other. A Y-type gauze positioning assembly is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: I-SHOU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Kao, Yu-Shiuan Zheng, Nien-Hsun Lin, Yu-Ting Wu, Pei-Rung Liu, Pei-Hsing Tseng, Yu-Han Huang, Han-Chun Liu, Yu-Hua Lin, Chia-Chan Kao
  • Patent number: 10064468
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a lens jacket configured to cover an eyeglass frame comprising a first lens and a second lens connected. Embodiments of the lens jacket can include a soft material that extends along a first direction and a second direction. The soft material can comprise an inner surface and an outer surface. Embodiments of the lens jacket can also include a pivot axis that extends through the soft material and extends parallel to the first direction, a first attachment mechanism located along the first portion of the soft material, and a second attachment mechanism located along the second portion of the soft material. The first attachment mechanism can couple with the second attachment mechanism to thereby retain the soft material in a closed position to thereby protect the first and second lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Arthur Wu
  • Patent number: 10064998
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a tube and a cap for enclosing a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The tube includes a tube cut flange and the cap includes a cut skirt. With a syringe barrel contained within the tube, a syringe barrel cut flange is aligned with the tube cut flange. With the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the tube and the cap, the cut skirt of the cap surrounds the syringe barrel cut flange. In one embodiment, a film is securable to a portion of the tube and a portion of the cap to connect the tube and the cap with the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the cap and the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte Duinat, Charles D. Shermer, Luc Dorelon
  • Patent number: 10058690
    Abstract: A facial mask tray includes a plate-shaped plastic base. An accommodating socket is formed on the base for holding essences. The accommodating socket includes compaaments positionally corresponding to sites of a user's face that need focused skincare treatments. When filled with different essences according to the user's skincare needs, the compartments limit the essences in local sites on the base, so as to prevent the essences from diffusing inside the base and permeating to the whole base. When a substrate of a facial mask is placed into the accommodating socket, the substrate absorbs the essences in the compartments at its different parts locally, so that when put on a user's face, the facial mask provides focused skincare treatments specific to different facial skin parts, thereby improving the overall skincare effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: I Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10062590
    Abstract: A pod for exchanging consumable parts with a process module includes a base plate having a front side, a back side, and first and second lateral sides. A first support column is disposed on the first lateral side proximal to the front side. A second support column is disposed on the second lateral side proximal to the front side. A third support column is disposed on the first lateral side proximal to back side and a fourth support column is disposed on the second lateral side proximal to the back side. Each of the support columns includes a plurality of support fingers distributed lengthwise and directed inward. A first hard stop column is disposed parallel to the third support column and a second hard stop column is disposed parallel to the fourth support column. A shell structure connected to the base plate is configured to enclose the first, second third and fourth support columns, top plate and first and second hard stop columns and includes a front opening disposed on the front side of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Wong, Damon Tyrone Genetti, Derek John Witkowicki, Alex Paterson, Richard H. Gould, Austin Ngo, Marc Estoque
  • Patent number: 10059500
    Abstract: Improved packages and methods for constructing packages are provided that are designed such that the user can peel back a lidding member of the package to reveal an independently peelable portion covering one of the compartments. The independently peelable portion is a layer of the lidding member that maintains the respective compartment in an unopened (sealed) condition until the user independently peels that layer off to access the items in that compartment. The lidding member can be used to re-seal all of the compartments before and/or after the independently peelable portion is removed. The independently peelable portion may include a visual indication of a sealed condition of the compartment that serves as a tamper evidence feature. In multiple-compartment packages, peeling back the lidding member allows the user to access some of the compartments of the package, while at least one of the compartments remains sealed via the independently peelable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10059493
    Abstract: A dispensing capsule having a cap body, a bulbous actuator, and a sealing member. The cap body has a lip around its top portion that includes an annular groove on its underside. The bulbous actuator has a perimeter lip around its bottom portion, the perimeter lip having an annular protrusion extending upward. The bulbous actuator is attached to the underside of the cap body such that the annular protrusion of the bulbous actuator engages said annular groove of the cap body. The sealing member is disposed across the bottom portion of the bulbous actuator such that the perimeter lip of the bulbous actuator is disposed between the sealing member the lip of the cap body. The sealing member is configured to rupture upon application of force to the bulbous actuator causing an ingredient in the ingredient storage chamber to be dispensed from the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Anderson
  • Patent number: 10059485
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels include a bottom panel, a first side panel, a second side panel, a top panel, and a handle panel at least partially overlapping one of the first side panel and the second side panel. At least one gusset is foldably connected to the bottom panel and one of the first side panel and the second side panel. An access feature is formed in the top panel for accessing the interior of the carton. A handle includes a handle opening in the handle panel. The handle opening is spaced apart from the access feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Graham Hand, Michael Cerio
  • Patent number: 10062589
    Abstract: A pod for exchanging consumable parts with a process module includes a base plate having a front side, a back side, and first and second lateral sides. A first support column is disposed on the first lateral side proximal to the front side. A second support column is disposed on the second lateral side proximal to the front side. A third support column is disposed on the first lateral side proximal to back side and a fourth support column is disposed on the second lateral side proximal to the back side. Each of the support columns includes a plurality of support fingers distributed lengthwise and directed inward. A first hard stop column is disposed parallel to the third support column and a second hard stop column is disposed parallel to the fourth support column. A shell structure connected to the base plate is configured to enclose the first, second third and fourth support columns, top plate and first and second hard stop columns and includes a front opening disposed on the front side of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Wong, Damon Tyrone Genetti, Derek John Witkowicki, Alex Paterson, Richard H. Gould, Austin Ngo, Marc Estoque