Patents Examined by Bryon Gehman
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10058479
    Abstract: A package includes a blank having a face panel and a back panel. The face panel includes apertures and face tabs. The back panel includes gates that correspond with apertures, and tab strips that overlap the gates and are adjoined to back tabs. A blister pack is sealed between the face panel and the back panel whereby blisters align over gates and protrude through apertures. To remove an item from a blister, a tab is pressed out of the panels, a pull tab is pulled to move a slidable tab clear from the gate, and pressure is applied to force the item through the backing sheet of the blister pack and the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Gerry O'Dwyer, Steven P. Jones
  • Patent number: 10052437
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system including a shell for enclosing a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The shell includes a first portion having a proximal end and a distal end having a disk-shaped bottom portion; and a second portion having a proximal end and a distal end. With the first portion engaged with the second portion to form the shell, the proximal end of the first portion and the proximal end of the second portion together define a syringe flange having a top wall that defines a shell proximal aperture, a bottom wall, and a sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte Duinat, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Charles Biancon, Charles D. Shermer, Luc Dorelon
  • Patent number: 10045614
    Abstract: An assembled frame structure including a hollow frame and a plurality of covers is provided. The hollow frame has a plurality of first assembling openings. The covers are detachably assembled to the hollow frame through the first assembling openings respectively, so as to form the assembled frame structure into a multi-function package module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Guang-Rui Chou
  • Patent number: 10040600
    Abstract: A reconfigurable pallet includes outer panels, a plurality of longitudinal members, a frame, and a compartment disposed within the reconfigurable pallet. The compartment is configured to store components that may be used to disassemble and reassemble the reconfigurable pallet for a different use, purpose or function, including as sporting equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan Robbins
  • Patent number: 10040617
    Abstract: A flexible package having a tamper evident product authentication label secured thereto and methods of making the same are provided. The package includes at least one panel having a heat seal line. The label has an outer surface with authentication indicia appearing thereon and an inner surface adhesively secured to the package adjacent the heat seal line. The label includes peripheral portions that are frangible, with one of the frangible peripheral portions of the label being located within a portion of the area made up by the heat seal line. Accordingly, attempted removal of the label from the package will cause the label to tear, leaving at least a portion of the peripheral edge of the label secured to the package to thereby prevent reuse of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Christopher Blose
  • Patent number: 10040596
    Abstract: A handle structure (H) for a carton having a handle panel (12, 20) includes a strap member integrally conjoined with the handle panel and extending substantially between the opposing end edges (21a, 21c, 29a, 29c) of the handle panel. The strap member has opposing strap edges substantially disjoined from the handle panel and includes a substantially centrally disposed grip region (HI, H2). A severance line segment (65a, 67a) is disposed proximate each corner of the handle panel and extends from a first end point proximate that corner to a second end point proximate the grip region such that when force (F) normal to the plane of the handle panel is exerted upon the grip region, the strap member is flexed substantially outwardly of the plane to a biased position above the plane. The handle structure further includes a pair of first and second fold lines (79a, 77a) extending from each severance line segment and converging towards the adjacent corner of the handle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Bruno M. Leite
  • Patent number: 10035634
    Abstract: A packet according to some embodiments of the disclosure is provided for holding a goods package. The packet includes a carrier on which a pop-up bag is mounted. When the packet is folded, the carrier and the pop-up bag are substantially flattened. When the packet is opened, the carrier is unfolded which opens the pop-up bag. Coupons or other loose articles can be place in the pop-up bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: THE SEGERDAHL CORP.
    Inventor: Brock James Murphy
  • Patent number: 10035642
    Abstract: A reclosable package for an article may include a base with a planar floor defining an article-retaining cavity and raised sidewalls extending about the perimeter forming part of the article-retaining cavity with a cover with raised sidewalls coupled to the base configured to move between an open position and a closed position. The sidewalls may form a double wall about the perimeter of the base with a channel that remains open when the cover is disposed in the closed position. A plurality of projections extending from at least one sidewall of at least one of the cover and base and a plurality of notches in at least one sidewall of at least one of the cover and base keep the cover closed as the projections insert into the notches with a snap fit engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Portage Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Putnam, Gregg S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10035256
    Abstract: A buckling apparatus includes a buckle, a connector and an elastic element. The buckle includes two bores. The connector includes a main axle, two levers transversely extending from the main axle, and two external rods extending from the levers into the bores. The elastic element includes a first torque spring, a second torque spring, and an intermediate lever formed between the first and second torque springs. The first torque spring is located between and connected to the levers and adapted for biasing the buckle from the connector. The second torque spring is supported on the first lever and adapted for biasing the connector from a toolbox. The intermediate lever is placed against the first lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Yi-Min Li