Patents Examined by David Fidei
  • Patent number: 9403624
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for storing a prefilled liquid beverage, receiving an oral contrast imaging agent that is mixed with the prefilled liquid beverage, and dispensing a resulting beverage/oral contrast imaging agent mixture. The device has a body defining a chamber for storing the prefilled liquid beverage. A closure is movable between a closed position for sealing the prefilled liquid in the chamber, and an open position for (i) introducing the oral contrast imaging agent into the chamber for mixture with the prefilled liquid beverage, and (ii) dispensing the beverage/oral contrast imaging agent mixture. The device may include first graduations, a time scale and second graduations. The body defines a substantially smooth, axially extending patient information surface including thereon a plurality of marking spaces and respective patient information indicia associated with each marking space for marking thereon information relating to a respective patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Beekley Corporation
    Inventors: Maeghan E. Traboulsi, Peter Quagliano
  • Patent number: 9016505
    Abstract: The present invention regards a package (1) for food products comprising a flexible container (2) having a first wall (5) and a second wall (6) opposite each other and peripherally sealed along at least the respective side edges (5a, 6a, 5b, 6b), a space (8) inside said walls containing, optionally in sterile conditions, a food product (73), and a gusset element (10) extended between the upper edges (5c, 6c) of said first wall (5) and of said second wall (6), said gusset element (10) defining a pocket (14) turned towards the interior of said flexible container (2), characterized in that it comprises an opening and closing device (3) housed in said pocket (14) and constrained to said flexible container (2), said opening and closing device (3) comprising a pourer body (15) associated with an opening and closing cap (16), and cutting means (42) suitable to perforate said flexible container (2) at the time of the first opening of said packaging (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: GRC Pack Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Pierottavio Canegallo
  • Patent number: 9016470
    Abstract: A device for closing a container, in which to contain a first component to be introduced into the container in addition to a second component, comprising a tank for the first component, a mobile thruster by means of which to determine the opening of the tank, a closing portion stably associated with the tank and provided with closing means able to cooperate with a neck of the container to determine a releasable clamping. The closing portion houses slidingly inside it at least a part of the mobile thruster and has an opening for the passage of the mobile thruster toward the tank. The mobile thruster is selectively mobile between a first raised position of non-interference with the tank and a second lowered position in which it determines the opening of the tank to allow the passage of the first component inside the container. The mobile thruster is made by molding in a single piece with the closing portion, defining a profile of preferential breakage connecting said mobile thruster and said closing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: BioFarma Spa
    Inventors: Germano Scarpa, Luigi Cogolo
  • Patent number: 9010564
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance comprises an outer case which has an outer case assembly-interface. The refrigerator appliance further comprises an inner liner which has an inner liner assembly-interface. The outer case assembly-interface and the inner liner assembly-interface are configured to enable a locking engagement between the outer case assembly-interface and the inner liner assembly-interface at assembly. The locking engagement may comprise a positive snap-fit engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lynn Jessie, David Sheldon
  • Patent number: 9010534
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal glass panel packaging structure, which includes a package box and a plurality of cushioning bodies arranged inside the package box. The package box includes a lower case and an upper case mating the lower case. The cushioning bodies are airbag cushioning bodies arranged inside the lower case at locations corresponding to corners of a liquid crystal glass panel. The liquid crystal glass panel packaging structure uses airbag cushioning bodies to serve as cushioning devices for a liquid crystal glass panel, whereby with the airbag cushioning bodies being arranged at locations corresponding to corners of the liquid crystal glass panel, better protection is provided to the liquid crystal glass panel to prevent the product from being damaged by external forces. Further, the cushioning bodies of the present invention have a simple structure, is easy to manufacture, and can effectively lower down the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Jiahe Cheng, Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 9004275
    Abstract: A protective cover for a portable electronic device includes a housing and a cover detachably mounted to the housing. The housing includes a first bottom wall, a first compartment, and a second compartment. The first compartment and the second compartment defined at two opposite sides of the housing. The first compartment is configured to receive the portable electronic device; the second compartment is configured to receive a card. The cover is configured to cover the second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chueh Lee
  • Patent number: 8997979
    Abstract: A package of tobacco articles, having an inner container containing a group of tobacco articles; an outer container which houses the inner container in such a manner as to allow the inner container to slide, with respect to the outer container, between a closed position, in which the inner container is inserted inside the outer container, and an open position, in which the inner container is partly extracted from the outer container; and at least one lock member which, in releasable manner by user action from the outside, prevents the inner container in the closed position from sliding with respect to the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Marco Ghini, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 8998018
    Abstract: A paint cup assembly for a paint sprayer is disclosed and can include a cap, a paint liner defining a closed proximal end and an open distal end, and a ring configured to fit around the paint liner. The ring can engage the cap and secure the paint liner to the cap. Further, the ring can include an axial extension that can extend toward the proximal end of the paint liner such that the ring can be configured to allow a user to grasp the paint cup assembly without collapsing the paint liner during attachment with a paint sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., Saint-Gobain Abrasifs
    Inventors: Biagio P. Pellegrino, Clemens E. Zoellner, Thomas R. Nixon, Christopher J. Chilton
  • Patent number: 8991776
    Abstract: A display for holding and displaying an object includes a base and a projection extending from the base and having a slot to form a pair of branches. The branches are adapted to hold a portion of the object within the slot and to display the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony DiMaggio
  • Patent number: 8985367
    Abstract: A hair dye mixing assembly comprises a bowl comprising at least one arm and an opening and at least one support member arranged about said bowl, and attached to the bowl through the bowl arm. The support members can be immovably fixed to the bowl, movably connected to the bowl to move or rotate in different directions, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Chan Soo Kim, Saerom Kim, Bumjin Kim
  • Patent number: 8985324
    Abstract: A drink mix container having two openings with two caps. One opening is adapted to be positioned on a drink container. The drink mix container includes a plug attached to an opening that is not positioned on the drink container. The plug seals a receptacle and inhibits the drink mix from falling into the drink container upon removal of the first cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Roland Aloia
  • Patent number: 8985322
    Abstract: A sorbent container includes a plurality of sealed pockets connected in a strip. At least one of the pockets is a filled pocket containing a quantity of sorbent material. A pocket adjacent to the filled pocket is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Virginia Garner Cullison
  • Patent number: 8978892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging carton for fragile, apparatus for making cartoon bottom, and method for making the carton bottom. The packaging carton includes a bottom and peripheral wall which jointly define a receiving space for storing fragile glass substrate with the bottom. The bottom has a skeleton configuration and is made from plastic blowing technology. By the forgoing, the present invention can effectively reduce the packaging cost, and which in turn reducing the cost of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih Hsiang Chen, Yi-cheng Kuo, Qianshuang Hu, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8966794
    Abstract: A tray unit having a tray that is open at the top and a card holder mounted to the outer peripheral face of the tray. The tray has a bottom face, an outer peripheral wall that rises upward from the outer peripheral part of the bottom face, and a flange extending from the upper face side of the outer peripheral wall in the outer peripheral direction. The card holder has a card insertion portion along the outer peripheral wall of the tray and to the outside of the outer peripheral wall, and to which a card is removably inserted, and a guide portion that is provided at the upper part of the card insertion portion and has formed thereon a sloped face that increases in height from the outer peripheral wall of the tray in the outer peripheral direction of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kuromitsu, Mitsuaki Ishikawa, Chikara Takauo, Tooru Kusanagi
  • Patent number: 8955680
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a Christmas light string storage stand including two substrates, each of which is provided with a slot at centerline with an outlet at one end and a recess at both upper and bottom sides, and four corresponding racks in pair arrangement to assemble two substrates together for orderly placing each light bulb of the Christmas light string onto the racks at both upper and bottom sides of the substrates. When the Christmas light string is to be placed for storage after the first time use, the substrates can be assembled through the outlets of the slots toward each other for constituting a three-dimensional stand with a traverse-section of a cross in order to orderly wind the Christmas light string for storage with adequate ventilation to prevent the Christmas light string from damage due to humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Yueh-Feng Wu Lee
  • Patent number: 8939283
    Abstract: A protective bag for a portable electronic device is provided, which comprises a first cover, a second cover connecting the first cover and a support element. The first cover and the second cover can be folded relative to each other for covering two opposite sides of the portable electronic device. The support element is disposed on a first inner surface of the first cover and has a first foldable plate and a second foldable plate. The first foldable plate and the second foldable plate can be folded relative to each other for being received between the first cover and the second cover. The first foldable plate and the second foldable plate can be unfolded relative to each other as well for slanting the first foldable plate on the first inner surface with a support provided by the second foldable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Fu-Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 8936150
    Abstract: A hand bag has a purse portion for personal items and a firearm compartment portion mounted to the purse portion for receiving a firearm. The firearm compartment portion has a base with a wall extending between the purse portion and the base. The firearm compartment portion has an access that allows a user to insert a user's hand through the firearm compartment access and grasp a firearm in the firearm compartment portion interior. The access has an opening in the wall with an edge at least a portion of which extends in a direction generally transverse to the firearm compartment base. The access has a closure movable between a first position in which the closure extends over the opening and a second position in which the closure extends away from the opening to allow a user to access the hollow interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hide in Plain Sight Carry Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Linda Whaley
  • Patent number: 8931633
    Abstract: A carrier and loader for cartridges with a base component hinged to a cover component. A clip portion with rib formations provides resilient clips for frictional engagement and holding the cartridges, which are pried from the channel of the clips for loading. With the carrier in an open position, cartridges are inserted one or two at a time directly into the swing-out cylinder of a revolver without handling the cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Haskell H. Martin, III
  • Patent number: 8925725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the packaging of air treatment devices are shown and described. In some embodiments, a package may be configured to store an air treatment device. For example, the air treatment device may be an air filter, cleaner, purifier, or the like. The package may include a first lateral surface configured to accommodate a proximal end of the air treatment device and a second lateral surface configured to accommodate a distal end of the air treatment device. The package may further comprise a middle surface coupled between the first and second lateral surfaces. In some cases, at least a portion of the first or second lateral surfaces may include an opaque area. Moreover, at least a portion of the middle surface may include a transparent or translucent area configured to reveal at least a portion of the air treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dust Free, LP
    Inventor: Gregg William Burnett
  • Patent number: 8925720
    Abstract: A package for holding a plurality of containers. The package has a top panel and side panels. The package has retention features for retaining the containers and reinforcement features for reinforcing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Sutherland, Colin P. Ford