Patents Examined by Bryon Gehman
  • Patent number: 10252843
    Abstract: An indexable dispenser extracts single-serving doses from a multi-serving supplements cartridge for delivery as a drinkable solution. The indexable dispenser includes a lance that punctures one serving chamber at a time so that its granulated contents can be drained into a mixing cup. The lance is attached to a rotatable flap, along with a spur. The spur punctures a membrane covering a marker zone when the flap is closed to enable machine readability. The granulated supplements are mixed with water before consumption. The indexable dispenser is configured with a dispensing window to reveal only one serving chamber at a time. The supplements cartridge is manually positioned so that an unopened serving chamber is presented in the dispensing window each time for extracting its supplements. The mixing cup may be collapsible, and together with a cap, stored in a cavity of the supplements cartridge for travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Life Boost Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thomas Linton, Chase Ryan Linton, Ted Matthew Mills
  • Patent number: 10245136
    Abstract: A containment vessel for storing and rinsing a medical implant coupled to a delivery system having an outer sheath may include a hollow element having a wall, a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end, the lumen of the hollow element being configured and adapted to contain a medical implant in a partially-deployed configuration during storage and rinsing of the medical implant and a proximal end cap including a secondary proximal end cap removably secured to the proximal end cap and configured to reversibly seal the proximal end cap to the outer sheath, thereby establishing a closed fluid connection between the lumen of the hollow element and a lumen of the outer sheath. The proximal end cap may include a sheathing guide configured and adapted to direct the medical implant into the lumen of the outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Takashi H. Ino, Randy S. Gamarra, Michael P. Calomeni, Christopher W. Ledesma, Mimi Trinh Fitterer
  • Patent number: 10239657
    Abstract: An assembly of stacked mattresses and a method for preparing such an assembly are provided. The assembly of stacked mattresses comprises a first pallet, a second pallet, a plurality of mattresses positioned between the first pallet and the second pallet and straps coupling the first pallet to the second pallet, the plurality of mattresses being in a compressed state between the first pallet and the second pallet and the straps restraining expansion of the plurality of mattresses. The second pallet is comprised of a supporting member and a plurality of elongated reinforcing members extending across the supporting member, at least some of the reinforcing members including respective strap guiding members extending longitudinally along the elongated reinforcing member. At least some of the straps engage respective ones of the strap guiding members of the plurality of elongated reinforcing member of the second pallet so that displacement of the straps is constrained by the strap guiding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMO BEDDING INC.
    Inventors: Niaina Andria, George Itzkovitz
  • Patent number: 10233011
    Abstract: A unit package (10) is utilized to hold an appliance (12) such as a microwave oven. The unit package may include an impact absorbing base (14) which supports the appliance. A transparent flexible liner (40) extends in surrounding relation of the appliance. A plurality of straps (44) including respective flexible loops (46) which serve as handles, extend in surrounding relation of the liner, the appliance and the base. A plurality of unit packages are arrangeable in a stack for transport including layers of rows in supported connection with a pallet (52). A sleeve (64) extends in surrounding relation of the stack. Frangible adhesive strips (84, 86) enable opening the sleeve to expose the unit packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DANBY PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Jim Estill
  • Patent number: 10227175
    Abstract: Provided is a reusable tie down storage case including a housing having a tie down storage area and first and second strap storage areas, at least one tab in the tie down area for engaging a tie down, a first movable flap covering the first strap storage area to prevent removal of a first strap, and a second movable flap covering the second strap storage area to prevent removal of the second strap. The reusable case can be used as a retail package and as a reusable case after purchase to hold the tie downs in the case without an additional fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: WINSTON PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Winston H. Breeden, III, Curtis P. Taylor, Matthew G. Hanson, Ryan Chepla, Colleen Kurniawan, David Drabousky
  • Patent number: 10220987
    Abstract: A lid for a drinking container in the structure of a helmet is disclosed. The helmet lid includes the normal features of a helmet and also includes an annular mounting portion for engaging the rim or lip of a cup, a preformed opening in one of the panels of the lid configured for receiving a straw for drinking liquid from the container, a flap and cover for covering the preformed hole, and snap-lock mechanism portion on or near the annular mounting portion of the lid for securing the lid to the rim or lip of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Robinson, Jason Robinson
  • Patent number: 10221003
    Abstract: A packaging corner protecting device includes an arcuate center portion having a length and having first thickness and formed as 270° of a cylinder more or less. A first arm extends substantially the length of the center portion and has a cross section tapering from the first thickness at a proximate end to a second smaller thickness at a distal end thereof and is integrally joined to the center portion at a first end of the surface of the center portion. A second arm extends substantially the length of the center portion and has a cross section tapering from the first thickness at a proximate end to the second smaller thickness at a distal end thereof and is integrally joined to the center portion at a second end of the surface of the center portion. The arms each have substantially flat inner surfaces that lie in planes intersecting the axis of the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Antonio Julio Ayala
  • Patent number: 10214338
    Abstract: Described herein are pharmaceutical packaging systems which prevent oxidative degradation of oxygen-sensitive drugs, such systems including a primary packaging container with an oxygen permeable component, a secondary packaging with very low permeability to oxygen and an oxygen absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Devouassoux, Eric Forat, James Kenneth Proctor
  • Patent number: 10207849
    Abstract: An anti-theft hangtag includes a body adapted to attach to a tool. The body includes a plate, two engaging portions integrally connected with the plate, a flexible portion located between and connected with the two engaging portions, and a linkage portion connected with the plate and the flexible portion. The two engaging portions are respectively elastically deflectable relative to the plate. The two engaging portions have two faces parallel to each other. When the body is attached to the tool, the two engaging portions are inserted into the tool and are respectively elastically deflected to actuate the flexible portion to elastically abut against the two engaging portions. One of the two engaging portions is engaged with the tool so that the tool is unable to detach from the body to achieve an anti-theft function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hong Ann Tool Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Su
  • Patent number: 10207855
    Abstract: The present invention is a arrowhead novelty caddy. The present invention provides a effective storage of items and a method for attachment(s). In particular, the present invention can be pinned to caps, hats, backpacks, or just about anything that comes to mind; and, the present invention can be placed and held on a magnetically metal surface, such as a refrigerator or in areas where there is a magnetic metal surface. In particular, the present invention provides a user easy access to items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Juanita Treadwell
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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