Patents Examined by Bryon P. Gehman
  • Patent number: 10441061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multifunctional picnic box that includes a box body. The box body as described above has a cover which can be opened. At upper end in the box body as described above, there is at least a group of folding table with corresponding size of box body as described above. In the box body under the folding table as described above, it sets support for placing picnic appliance. It is able to take folding table, some simple cooking utensils in the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Tiankun Wang
  • Patent number: 10442606
    Abstract: A container (100) for consumer goods comprises: a housing (20) having an opening for accessing the consumer goods; and a lid (40) connected to the housing (20) and movable relative to the housing (20) between a closed position in which the lid (40) covers the opening and an open position in which the opening is uncovered. A first surface of the lid (40) is disposed adjacent to a first surface of the housing (20) when the lid is in the closed position, and a microsuction structure (60) is provided for securing the first surface of the lid (40) to the first surface of the housing (20) when the lid (40) is in the closed position. The microsuction structure (60) is formed of a microsuction layer (68); a polymeric film layer (66) underlying the microsuction layer; and an adhesive layer (64) affixing the microsuction structure to the corresponding first surface of the lid or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Anthony Snyder, Onesio Luis Thesing
  • Patent number: 10441044
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device, including first, second, third, and fourth sides, each with inside and outside surfaces opposite to each other. The inside surfaces of the first and second sides face each other. The inside surface of the third and fourth sides faces each other. The first and second sides are arranged between the third and fourth sides, and the third and fourth sides are arranged between the first and second sides, so that the four sides form at least part of a frame configured to surround a periphery of the mobile device. At least one of the inside surfaces of the first, second, third, and fourth sides includes triangular protrusions that have a triangular cross section and extend toward the inside of the case, so that an apex of each of the triangular protrusions contacts the mobile device when it is arranged inside the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Randy Yang Chiang, Alan Yu Tung Ng, Bryan Lee Hynecek, Jon Karl Dukerschein, Eric Frasch, Syed Riaz Ahmed, Ivan Chen, Chris Novak
  • Patent number: 10435195
    Abstract: A reinforced Gaylord container is provided storage and transport, including stacked storage on a pallet. A core is provided for supporting a majority of a vertical load on the container, instead of such load being delivered to sidewalls. A positioning insert is provided for positioning the core within the container. A plurality of such containers may be placed on respective pallets and stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Converter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Millard F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10427848
    Abstract: The present application relates to methods for the manufacturing of improved packaging for compressed mineral wool insulation blowing wool fibers, as well as methods for the introduction and distribution of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation SPRL
    Inventors: Eva Davila, Cedric Mommer
  • Patent number: 10421602
    Abstract: There is provided a container (10) for consumer goods, the container (10) comprising an outer housing comprising a box portion (12) and a lid portion (14) depending from the box portion (12) along a hinge line. The container (10) further comprises a plurality of consumer goods (18) received within the box portion (12) and an inner frame (16) slidably received within the outer housing. The inner frame (16) comprises an inner frame front wall (22) underlying a box portion front wall (17) and a tab portion (28) positioned between a box portion bottom wall and an end of each of a selection of the consumer goods, the tab portion (28) depending along a first weakening zone (30) from the inner frame front wall (22). The tab portion (28) is arranged so that sliding the inner frame (16) away from a box portion bottom wall engages the tab portion (28) with the selection of consumer goods and lifts them away from the box portion bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Lucas Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10414544
    Abstract: A cluster pack with at least two containers, each of which each container carries a label. One or more glued joints interconnect the containers. At least one of the glued joints is applied in a cut-out section of a label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Fischer, Uwe Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10406074
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medication dispensing tray adapter for attachment to a medication dispensing tray, the tray adapter having a slidable overlapping foil layer to incrementally expose the compartments of the medication dispensing tray. The tray and tray adapter may be combined into a medication dispenser apparatus that delivers the medication dispensed from the tray compartments to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Gerhard Mazur
  • Patent number: 10384861
    Abstract: A container for consumer goods comprises an inner portion received within an outer box portion and a lifting mechanism that facilitates easy access to consumer goods received on or within the inner portion. The lifting mechanism connects the back wall of the inner portion to the lid portion top wall or lid portion front wall. The consumer goods, such as smoking articles, are longitudinally orthogonal to the hinge line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Lucas Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10384852
    Abstract: A razor enclosure is disclosed herein. The razor can comprise a case, and a bottom rigid support. The case can have a base and a lid and is capable of housing a razor in a chamber formed by the lid and base. The bottom rigid support can be mounted the base. Further, the bottom rigid support can have one or more slits at the top front surface of the bottom rigid support, a tray having a rim and a recess, a permeable inner layer mounted over the one or more slits, and one or more absorbent inner cores. The rim can attach to the top back surface of the bottom rigid support such that the recess is behind the one or more slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Marquette
  • Patent number: 10388554
    Abstract: A purge configurable wafer shipper. The container includes an enclosure portion with an open side or bottom, a door to sealing close the open side or bottom. One of the door and the container portion includes an opening formed in the enclosure portion to provide a fluid passageway from an interior of the wafer shipper to an exterior region. The opening may include a module receiving structure that defines the fluid passageway. A sealing member is included for insertion into the module receiving structure. The sealing member has a body portion including a support flange positioned proximate a lower portion of the body portion, a circumferential groove in the exterior surface of the body portion, and an O-ring positioned at least partially within the circumferential groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Gregerson
  • Patent number: 10377530
    Abstract: A pallet includes a deck supported by a central support and outer columns. Runners may connect lower ends of the outer columns to the central support. The deck, central support, outer columns and (optionally) runners may molded as a single piece of plastic. The outer columns are reinforced with reinforcement members so that the outer columns can be very thin (e.g. approximately 1 inch thick).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle L. Baltz, John B. Zelek
  • Patent number: 10377618
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to the art of secondary beverage packaging include a device or structure for assisting in the opening of primary beverage packaging which may, prior to opening, have been at least partially contained in the secondary beverage packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy J. Wielebski
  • Patent number: 10368621
    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.” The packages finally include a foil 3D pattern at a smaller scale than the dimple, by embossing or other methods allowing reduce lens sticking to the foil as well as an added anti-counterfeiting measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Barre, Edward Kernick, Dominic Gourd, Leslie Voss, John McGrath, Sydney Higginbottom
  • Patent number: 10364084
    Abstract: A flexible package having a tamper evident product authentication label secured thereto and methods of making the same are disclosed. 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: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Christopher Blose
  • Patent number: 10364086
    Abstract: A disposable beverage container sleeve has a substantially rectangular upper body and a gusset. A resiliently flexible lip is disposed along the top edge of the upper body. In the assembled state, the assembled sleeve is now easily opened by applying the index finger to one edge and the thumb to the other edge, then squeezing. As the consumer squeezes the edges towards each other, the resiliently flexible lip bends, causing the rest of the upper body of the sleeve to open. As the upper body of the sleeve opens, the gusset unfolds by the stretching, forming a cup in which to insert the beverage container. The lip, wanting to relax to its natural uncurved state, urges against the beverage container. This partially reduces the duties of the upper body in providing frictional adherence to the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Roy Q Bouse, Lucas D. Bouse, Dane Kinchen
  • Patent number: 10364987
    Abstract: A smoking accessory is provided. The accessory includes a chamber for selectively storing a small amount of smoking product. In some embodiments, the chamber is watertight for keeping the product dry. In other embodiments, the chamber is air tight for keeping the product fresh. In still other embodiments, the product includes one or more feature for storing one or more smoking-related product within the accessory for discrete storage and ready access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AFG Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick Hodge
  • Patent number: 10364077
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a protective wrapping for a cylindrical object, comprising: an essentially square plastic film sheet, having a length exceeding the length of the circumference of the cylindrical object to be wrapped and a width exceeding the width of the cylindrical object to be wrapped, and having an inner face and an outer face referring to the orientation of the film when wrapped; the plastic film sheet comprising two foamed plastic strips arranged on the inner or outer face thereof, the strips arranged essentially parallel in the length direction of the plastic film sheet, at a distance from each other such that the foamed plastic strips can cover and protect the edges of the cylindrical object when wrapped. The present disclosure further relates to the use of the protective wrapping for wrapping a cylindrical object, particularly a reel of plastic film for baling applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRIOPLAST AB
    Inventors: Andreas Lindberg, Anders Larsson
  • Patent number: 10349715
    Abstract: A container that is designed to hold within its structure writing and art implements such as crayons, colored pencils, or markers. The container consists of a molded hinged-lid, two hinged-connectors, and three compartments; one on the left, one in the middle, and one on the right. The connectors and hinges allow the compartments to be folded closed or to open away from one another. When closed, the compartments can be held closed by an eye and a loop on the left side. When closed the molded hinged-lid and its curved protruding lip cover the three compartments. The lid can be held closed by a loop in the lid's front and an eye on the right compartment. When open the molded hinged-lid can be held open by the loop in the lid's front and an eye on the back of the middle compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Anika Emma Sandy-Hanson
  • Patent number: 10343819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing at least one stack (9) formed of bags (1), comprising the following steps: feeding tubular or semitubular material in order to form a bottom material layer (2) and a top material layer (3), introducing at least one weld seam (4) in order to connect the bottom material layer (2) and the top material layer (3) in order to form individual, but still connected bags (1), introducing a formatting fold (8) into the layer web, formed of still connected bags (1), separating the bags (1) connected in the formatted layer web into individual bags (1), wherein said bags (1) still have the formatting field (8), forming a packet of individual bags (1) into a stack (9) having a defined number of bags (1), and introducing at least one fold into the stack (9). The invention further relates to a bag (1), a stack (9), and a dispensing box (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Bernd Schlarp