Patents Examined by Bryon Gehman
  • Patent number: 10195535
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for transporting an amusement attraction, such as an inflatable surfing attraction. A shipping container may be provided that is modifiable (e.g., has removable or rotatable elements such that it may be converted from a transporting orientation for containing one or more components of the attraction within for shipment to a deployed orientation whereby one or more of its elements may be used for setup and/or operation of the attraction. The attraction may incorporate an automatic inflating system that monitors pressure or other characteristics during setup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Brad Jiro Koide, Marshall Corey Myrman
  • Patent number: 10192466
    Abstract: An improved reconfigurable label assembly for use with pets is presented. The assembly includes a container, a front panel, a back panel, a bottom panel, and an optional pair of attachment elements. The bottom panel is disposed between and substantially parallel to the front and back panels in a first configuration to form a label attached to and completely separable from the container. The label is disposed along an outer surface of the container in the first configuration and is configurable to form a receptacle in a second configuration. The front and back panels are separable and the bottom panel is expandable to form the receptacle after the label is removed from the container. The receptacle is capable of holding a consumable pet product. The receptacle is reconfigurable to the label after use as the receptacle so that the label may be directly reattached to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dawg'N Around, LLC
    Inventor: Lee M. Corbett
  • Patent number: 10188186
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container for housing a diaphragm game call, comprising a case having a first member, a second member, and a line of connection therebetween, a fastening means for connecting the first and second members, and at least one moisture-retaining member disposed between the first and second members. The moisture-retaining member is preferably a sponge that can be soaked with an alcohol-free mouthwash, which helps to prevent the latex reed in the diaphragm game call from drying out and requiring replacement. The mouthwash also acts as a sanitizer to prevent the accumulation of germs and bacteria. A D-ring on the exterior of the case provides an attachment location for a lanyard, which allows a user to carry the device around his or her neck, or to remove the lanyard and carry the device in a pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Norman
  • Patent number: 10182878
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing and completing surgical and medical procedures. In particular, kits are provided for improving preparation and completion time for a medical or surgical procedure in which the kit includes modularized compartments containing sterilized medical or surgical equipment and wherein the medical or surgical equipment is organized and/or ordered within the kit to generally correspond to the sequence of steps of the medical or surgical procedure. The kit is particularly applicable to recanalization procedures for stroke patients as well as revascularization procedures for acute myocardial infarction patients where a kit enables faster preparation and completion of these procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MG STROKE ANALYTICS INC.
    Inventor: Mayank Goyal
  • Patent number: 10182632
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing and protecting small objects includes a shroud having a top opening and a bottom opening, a strap received through the top opening and having a first end and a second end, a mounting mechanism on the first end of the strap, and an object retaining mechanism on the second end of the strap for receiving an object. The shroud is slidable along the strap between a stowed position, where the shroud substantially covers the object, and an access position, where the object is positioned outside the shroud permitting access to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Karen E. Kearsley
  • Patent number: 10183777
    Abstract: A pallet-sized shipping and display tray includes a base portion having an interior space and opposed sides ends. The respective spaced-apart first and second vertical columns each of which is configured to be positioned in the opposed ends of the interior space of the base portion. Each of the respective first and second spaced-apart vertical columns includes two shoulder panels, two coterminous spine panels, and two arm panels all of which are foldably joined to one another. At least one deck is configured to be attached to the respective spaced-apart first and second vertical columns to form a bridge. The at least one deck includes a supporting panel having two side depending flanges and two end depending flanges all of which foldably joined to one another so as to adequately support a weight of one or more upper display trays when they are stacked upon one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Wesley N. Adams
  • Patent number: 10179670
    Abstract: Provided herein is, among other things, a packaging assembly comprising a substantially rigid panel comprising a folding flap; a film material and mating releasable fastener members, wherein the rigid panel comprises a pair of long edges, a pair of short edges, a base, a middle portion between the base and the folding flap, a first fold line between the middle portion and the base, a second fold line between the middle portion and the folding flap, and optionally a pair of folding side portions each connected to the opposite long edges of the base with a pair of third fold lines between the pair of folding side portions and the base, and wherein an object to be packaged is held securely between the film material and the rigid panel. Also provided herein are methods of packaging an object using the packaging assembly disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: E-PAC PACKAGING SERVICES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Tin Yeu Terence Lun, Zhong Zhu Luo, Xiao Hu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10173832
    Abstract: A container for consumer articles comprises a box for housing the consumer articles. The box comprises a box front wall, a box back wall and a box top wall. A lid is defined by separation lines in the box front wall and in the box top wall, such that the lid is at least partly separable from the remainder of the box, wherein upon separation from the remainder of the box the lid is pivotable about a hinge line between an open position in which consumer goods can be removed from the container through an access opening of the container and a closed position in which the interior of the container is inaccessible. The container further comprises an inner front panel underlying and attached to at least a portion of the box front wall. The inner front panel is configured to releasably keep the lid in a closed position when the lid has been at least partly separated from the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Lucas Chatelain, David Pitton
  • Patent number: 10172444
    Abstract: Provided are multifunctional cases, device and kits for storing, peeling and cutting a miswak twig. Generally, the multifunctional case comprises a case portion and a cap portion each of which may have one or more compartments therein. The case is configured to store one or more miswak twigs therein and to contain an optionally removable clipper for cutting the twigs. The cap portion contains an optionally removable peeler and may further comprise a storage compartment and/or a cluster of bristling picks. The case may also comprise a mechanism to advance and to retract a miswak twig. The kits provided comprise any of the multifunctional cases or devices described herein and one or more miswak twigs stored within the case or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Mohamad Mouneimne
  • Patent number: 10173823
    Abstract: Packaging for an object, preferably having a mass between 2 and 25 kg, comprising a body having at least two parts movable between a closed configuration defining a housing to receive the object, and an open configuration, in which the two parts are separated from one another to allow the object to be removed. The body defining, when closed, a lower face intended to rest on a surface in a bearing direction; and a member fixing the two parts together. The body also comprises a base supporting the object when open, the base defining at least one portion of the lower face of the body when closed. At least one of said parts of the body is situated away from the base when open to arrange direct access to the object in at least one access direction substantially perpendicular to the bearing direction allowing removal of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventors: Grégory Cibert, Emmanuel Nardin, Quentin Sannié
  • Patent number: 10173822
    Abstract: An air bag packaging arrangement and a self-adhesive checking valve, the air bag packaging arrangement includes an air bag and an air valve which is the self-adhesive checking valve. The air bag includes first and second cell overlapped layers to form an air chamber and a valve opening. The air valve includes first and second sealing films overlapped between the first and second cell layers, and a strengthening film provided between the first valve film and the first cell film to strengthen a joint strength between the first valve film and the first cell film, so as to prevent the first valve film from being broken, so as to further avoid an air leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jiaying Zhang, Huiping Nie
  • Patent number: 10167107
    Abstract: The invention provides a container comprising a base for storing and displaying one or more items, and a cover, wherein the container is configurable between a closed position in which the base is covered by the cover and an open position in which at least one item is visible and removable from the base, in use, and wherein at least one of the cover and the base comprises an attachment point or area on a surface thereof, for connecting a base or cover of a second container to the cover or base, in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KRAFT FOODS R&D, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Collier, Peter MacQueen
  • Patent number: 10166325
    Abstract: A packaging for a medical device and medicament comprising a packaging body having a first region and a second region. A medicament delivery device comprises a delivery mechanism for administering medicament to a patient. The medicament delivery device is received in the first region and a medicament container is received in the second region. The medicament delivery device includes a chamber configured to receive the medicament container. The packaging body includes a hinge between the first and second regions such that the first and second regions are pivotable about the hinge from a storage position in which the first and second regions are spaced apart to a loading position in which the first region lies adjacent the second region. The chamber and medicament container are equidistantly spaced from the hinge such that the medicament container is loaded into the chamber when the first and second regions are pivoted into the loading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Eva Schiendzielorz
  • Patent number: 10154660
    Abstract: A cooler having a support bracket. The apparatus includes a cooler having a bottom, sidewalls and a lid, and a fastenerless support bracket. The fastenerless support bracket includes a cantilevered plate; a primary stop adjacent to the inside of one of the sidewalls, the primary stop adapted to prevent the cantilevered plate from sliding in a first direction; and a secondary stop adjacent to the upper portion of one of the sidewalls adapted to prevent the cantilevered plate from sliding in a second direction. The primary stop and the secondary stop are at a proximate portion of the cantilevered plate and adapted to be clamped between the lid and one of the sidewalls of the cooler. The cantilevered plate may be adapted to receive a fishing rod holder assembly attached to the distal end of the fastenerless support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: 3Bills, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Matthews, Jeffrey A. Younginer
  • Patent number: 10143543
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure relate to an apparatus and method for storing and dispensing dental floss. In some examples, there is provided an apparatus for housing and dispensing dental floss, the apparatus comprising: a first compartment integrally formed with a second compartment; wherein the first compartment is configured, in use, to house dental floss; wherein the second compartment is configured, in use, to provide user access to a length of the stored dental floss for dispensement therefrom; wherein at least the second compartment is closed by a sealing member; and wherein at least a portion of the sealing member is configured to be detachable to provide user access to the interior of the second compartment so as to provide, in use, access to the length of the stored dental floss for dispensement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PERI-DENT LTD
    Inventor: Mark Oberholzer
  • Patent number: 10138044
    Abstract: An airtight sheath for packing a bottle, the airtight sheath includes a first buffering unit, a second buffering unit, a bottom unit, and a cover. The first buffering unit includes two distal heat-sealing sides being heat-sealed to terminate two opposite sides of the first buffering unit. Two opposite sides of the second buffering unit are heat-sealed with the two distal heat-sealing sides. The bottom unit and the first and second buffering units cooperatively form a packing space for packing the bottle therein. The cover includes connecting air columns and at least a lid air column, and a side of each of the connecting air columns opposite to the lid air column is heat-sealed with the first buffering unit. The cover and the first buffering unit cooperatively form an insertion slot communicating with the packing space for enveloping a neck portion of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Tai-An Liao, Kao-Hsiung Liao
  • Patent number: 10138039
    Abstract: A twist-tie dispenser refill comprises a twist-tie cluster and a base. The twist-tie cluster includes a top cluster portion. The base includes a top portion, which is generally U-shaped and forms an opening configured and arranged to receive the top cluster portion of the twist-tie cluster. The base also includes a rear portion that defines mounting members used for mounting the base to a fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Twist-Ease, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Helseth
  • Patent number: 10131463
    Abstract: A container having a base, with a bottom surface, a first support tube fixed to the base at a first level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface of the base; a second support tube fixed to the base at the first level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface of the base, and spaced apart from, substantially parallel to the first support tube; a third support tube fixed to the base, at a second level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface, and below and substantially parallel to the first level; and a fourth support tube fixed to the base, at the second level below and substantially parallel to the bottom surface of the base, and spaced apart from, and substantially parallel to the third support tube. The first and second support tubes may be substantially perpendicular to the third and fourth support tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Paul J. Elstone, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10130745
    Abstract: A package (1) is configured to store a powdery material (2) which is to be mixed with a solvent to form a medical solution, such as a dialysis solution. The package (1) comprises a filled cavity portion (6a) containing the powdery material (2), optionally separated into groups of different composition, and a tab portion (9) integrally formed with the filled cavity portion (6a) and being swept around the filled cavity portion (6a) so as to define a roll-up package. The tab portion (9) forms a protective barrier that shields the powdery material (2), e.g. by counteracting transport of moisture into and out of the package. The tab portion (9) may also stabilize the package. The roll-up package is compact, and simple to manufacture and handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Petronella Schroeder, Olof Jansson, Torbjorn Linden
  • 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