Patents Examined by Bryon P. Gehman
  • Patent number: 11320857
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and devices of electronic device protection. A device for protecting an electronic device can include an inner and outer protective member. The outer protective member being configured to at least partially envelop a first corner of the electronic device, the outer protective member having at least one through hole extending therethrough, the at least one through hole being substantially orthogonal to a primary inner surface of the outer protective member, the outer protective member further having a notch configured to receive a portion of the first corner, the at least one notch being proximate the primary inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Christian M. Turner
  • Patent number: 11319129
    Abstract: A flexible container carrier for unitizing a plurality of containers that includes a plurality of flexible bands that form an array of container receiving apertures, the array arranged in longitudinal rows and transverse ranks. A handle is formed along each longitudinal edge of the array of container receiving apertures. Two or more sets of perforations are formed between each row of container receiving apertures and between center apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Robert C. Olsen
  • Patent number: 11312553
    Abstract: The invention provides a paper cup-holder comprising first and second wall plates respectively bent relative to the bottom plate; a support plate bent relative to the first wall plate and being parallel to the bottom plate; a panel bent relative to the second wall plate and fixed on the support plate. The panel is formed with two sets of handle forming lines and at least two cup receiving inlet forming lines. Each set of handle forming lines comprises an outer cutting line and an inner cutting line, and a starting point and an ending point of the cup receiving inlet forming lines are located on the inner cutting line. Two hollowed areas are formed when the two handles are formed from the panel, and respectively form a cup receiving inlet together with at least one of the cup receiving inlet forming lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Ya-Ming Yeh
  • Patent number: 11312537
    Abstract: Packaging for retaining an article to be personalized in a predetermined position relative to the packaging may include a first container defining an interior cavity and an insert designed to retain the article in a predetermined position and orientation relative to the insert. The insert may be positioned within the interior cavity so that the article retained by the insert is within the interior cavity. At least one of the first container may define an opening designed to provide access to a personalization system for personalizing a predetermined surface of the article while the article is retained by the insert and the insert and article are positioned within the interior cavity so that the predetermined surface can be personalized based on the position of the first container relative to the personalization system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CreateMe Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas C. K. Myers, David Wayne Blizzard
  • Patent number: 11305055
    Abstract: Provided is a medical personnel syringe slot holder kit and table top system kit for a syringe of different lengths and widths. Also are tubes of at least two single rows of cylindrical tubes. Further, each are a corresponding of syringes of the tubes. Also provided are each of at least of each syringe with each tube, one of each row different in a diameter than of in sequence of at least of same two single rows of tubes. Further are a use of a clean plastic of a pouch of such tubes with each of the tubes with each other and vertically against each tube sufficient to permit syringes to the within kit. Also is a pouch of clear plastic of scrub pouches within a general pouch for using. The general and scrub pouches provide holding various minor nursing essential including at least bandages, alcohol wipes, betadine, gauze, and tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Jenna Marie Peters
  • Patent number: 11305932
    Abstract: An acupuncture needle packaging container includes a container body having a plurality of storage recesses arranged side by side, each of the plurality of storage recesses configured to store an acupuncture needle, and a peripheral portion positioned higher than a bottom portion of the plurality of storage recesses; a sheet member configured to cover the container body; and a bendable portion crossing a longitudinal direction of a needle grip of the acupuncture needle. When the container body is bent, at the bendable portion, into an inverted V-shape and placed on a mounting surface, the container body has a rigidity to maintain the inverted V-shape. At a cross section of the bendable portion crossing the longitudinal direction, a side wall of the container body, with respect to a bottom portion of the container body, is oblique toward an outer side of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SEIRIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Nakano, Yuya Kaneko, Takuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11298455
    Abstract: This holding device comprising a supporting plate, the supporting plate having an upper face, a lower face opposite the upper face, a plurality of openings arranged according to a predetermined pattern and each configured to receive a barrel of one of the medical containers, plurality of reinforcing ribs protruding from at least one of the upper and lower faces and extending between adjacent openings of the plurality of openings, and the plurality of reinforcing ribs comprises at least one oblique rib extending obliquely relative to a longitudinal direction of the supporting plate from one side to another side of the supporting plate and between two different pairs of adjacent peripheral openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Maxime Nicolas, Julien Singer
  • Patent number: 11291519
    Abstract: A packaging assembly is arranged for holding an article at a predetermined location relative to the packaging assembly in closed and open configurations of the packaging assembly. The packaging assembly includes at least two sections arranged to be secured in place relative to one another in the closed configuration of the packaging assembly, and move relative to one another in the open configuration of the packaging assembly. The at least two sections form an inner surface defining an attachment area for receiving the article. The packaging assembly includes at least one instruction area located along the inner surface and having indicia pointing to features of an article for placement in the packaging assembly and displayed relative to the attachment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Marcel Jansen, Liza A. Boon, Karim De Waard
  • Patent number: 11292659
    Abstract: Disclosed is a packing system for a slide of an aircraft evacuation system, the packing system having: a rigid packboard having a first side end and a second side end that opposes the first side end; a first valise flap having a first outer end and a first inner end, the first outer end connected to the first side end of the rigid packboard; a second valise flap having a second outer end and a second inner end, the second outer end connected to the second side end of the rigid packboard; and lacing for tying together the first inner end of the first valise flap and the second inner end of the second valise flap, wherein the first valise flap and the second valise flap are formed of a heat shrink material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohinder Saini, Raj Kishore, Sandesh Swamidas, Ankita Choudhury
  • Patent number: 11286094
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers can include a plurality of panels including at least one central panel, at least one attachment panel foldably connected to the at least one central panel and configured to receive a portion of one or more containers of the plurality of containers, at least one side panel foldably connected to the at least one attachment panel, and at least one top panel foldably connected to the at least one side panel. The at least one central panel can include a plurality of openings and can be for being positioned between and attached to adjacent containers of the plurality of containers. The at least one top panel can have an outer free edge arranged to expose a portion of the at least one attachment panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Ana Maria Gonzalez Manzano, Steve M. Gould
  • Patent number: 11286085
    Abstract: A packaging for food includes a container to accommodate a food substance. An identifying element is disposed around the container that identifies the food substance. A functional element is associated with the container to remove the food substance from the container. The identifying element is indirectly and detachably connected to the container via the functional element. Upon removal of the functional element from the container, the identifying element is also removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CARDBOX PACKAGING HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Roland Schoeberl, Klaus Hockl
  • Patent number: 11278788
    Abstract: A packing box for packaging of playing cards has, in an assembled state, a shape of a rectangular parallelepiped with six faces including front and rear faces, right and left side faces, and top and bottom faces. The packing box includes cut lines in two locations at a predetermined interval in parallel with a longitudinal direction of the rectangular parallelepiped, and a central band in a portion defined by the cut lines provided in the two locations. The right and left side faces of the packing box can be removed along the cut lines such that side edges of the playing cards within the packing box are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11279540
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers includes a central panel for engaging the plurality of containers and at least one attachment feature in the central panel that receives and holds a top portion of at least one container of the plurality of containers. The at least one attachment feature includes an opening in the central panel, a first retention feature, and a second retention feature. The first retention feature and the second retention feature includes a respective first retention edge and second retention edge of the central panel defining a respective first portion and a second portion of the opening and for engaging a respective first portion and a second portion of at least one container of the plurality of containers to at least partially attach the at least one container to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Colin P. Ford
  • Patent number: 11278660
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a case configured to hold at least one injection device for delivering a medicament and a mounting attachment configured to be attached to the case. The case includes one or more magnets for attaching the mounting attachment to the case and an external face of the case is formed having a recess configured to receive at least part of the mounting attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Hardy Kietzmann, Fred Luck, Stefan Riebel
  • Patent number: 11273966
    Abstract: A pack comprising: a base, the base containing a group of tobacco industry products wrapped in a barrier layer to form a bundle; a lid mounted to the base for rotation between open and closed positions; a section in the barrier layer to define an extraction opening for the extraction of tobacco industry products when the lid is in an open position; and a label having first and second surfaces on opposite sides of the label. The first surface is formed by a first region of the label attached to the section of the barrier layer and the second surface is formed by a second region of the label attached to the lid. An intermediate portion extends between said first and second regions and is configured to be weaker than each of the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 11273973
    Abstract: A pack comprising a base containing a group of tobacco industry products wrapped in a barrier layer that comprises a section to define an extraction opening for the removal of tobacco industry products when the pack is open is disclosed. The pack has a lid attached to the base for rotation between open and closed positions and a lid front wall having an inner surface. A lid front wall flap is folded relative to the lid front wall. A label is attached to said section and has a portion attached to the lid so that, when the lid is rotated into an open position, the section is lifted to open the extraction opening. The lid front wall flap is shaped so that the portion of the label is attached to the inner surface of the lid front wall rather than to the lid front wall flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 11273251
    Abstract: A medical equipment package containing a plurality of prefilled syringe systems includes: a plurality of syringe packaging bodies, each comprising a packaging main body that accommodates one of the prefilled syringe systems; and an outer box that accommodates the plurality of syringe packaging bodies. Each prefilled syringe system includes: a prefilled syringe, a needle packaging body including: a needle unit that comprises a needle body configured to puncture a living body, and a needle hub that holds the needle body, and a needle unit case that accommodates the needle unit. The needle unit is supported with respect to the needle unit case such that a largest outer diameter portion provided on a tip end side of the needle hub engages with an inner surface of the needle unit case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Ogawa, Yoshikazu Kotani, Kazunori Koiwai, Takehiro Ura
  • Patent number: 11273667
    Abstract: The home repair system includes a storage container having internal compartmental divisions, the storage container includes a hinged top cover, a bottom, four walls, internal organizers, a handle, a hinge, a lock. The storage container provides organized secured storage of a minor home repair kit including hand tools and repair materials for in-the-field or out-of-the-workshop use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Warren Busch
  • Patent number: 11267635
    Abstract: A container, preferably a pallet container with a liner bag, includes a base, at least one side wall, and an exchangeable valve assembly that can be mounted in an insertion direction into a valve socket in the container. The container includes at least one locking element for locking engagement of a locking structure of the valve assembly and which is movably mounted in or on the container and can be moved between an open position, in which the valve assembly can be inserted into or removed from the valve socket, and a closed position, in which the locking element engages the locking structure of the valve assembly to secure it inside of the valve socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SCHOELLER ALLIBERT GMBH
    Inventor: Richard Kellerer
  • Patent number: 11267631
    Abstract: A pack (30) comprising a base (3) containing a group of tobacco industry products (4) wrapped in a barrier material (5) that comprises a removable section (5a) to define an extraction opening (8) for the removal of tobacco industry products is disclosed. The pack has lid (2) attached to the base for rotation between open and closed positions and a lid front wall (37) having an inner surface (45) and a lid front wall flap (46) having front and rear (46b) faces. The lid front wall flap is folded relative to the lid front wall about a fold along a lower edge (44) of the lid front wall and comprises a first portion (47) extending from the fold. The rear face of the lid front wall flap formed by the first portion is attached to said inner surface of the lid front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Holford