Patents Examined by Elizabeth J Volz
  • Patent number: 10926911
    Abstract: A beverage container for a carbonated beverage may include a body and a base. The base may have a skirt that extends from the body and a dome. Ribs extend between the skirt and the dome. The base may also include a plurality of feet. Each foot may be formed between each pair of adjacent ribs. The feet may extend from the skirt to the dome. Each foot may have a seat and two sidewalls. A transition point of each rib may be between the skirt and the dome. A tangent line formed at each transition point may have a slope of zero. A transition between each foot's seat and each foot's sidewalls may be smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo. Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Girolama Bueti, Syed Peer, Bruno Telesca
  • Patent number: 10919383
    Abstract: There is provided a fuel tank including: a fuel tank main body enclosed by a floor wall, side walls and an upper wall; and a separator including a strut, a first plate portion in which a first penetrating hole that penetrates in a plate thickness direction is formed, and a second plate portion in which a second penetrating hole that penetrates in a plate thickness direction is formed, the second plate portion sandwiching the strut with the first plate portion and extending in a diametric direction at an opposite side of the strut from a side thereof at which the first plate portion is disposed, wherein at least one of shapes, sizes or numbers of the first penetrating hole and the second penetrating hole is set to be different such that fluid resistances at the first plate portion and the second plate portion are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinsuke Amano, Toshiaki Asahara
  • Patent number: 10912421
    Abstract: A panhandle cover made of a heat-resistant material including leather is generally of a longitudinally-split tubular configuration with its longitudinal split having the converging flanks overlapping one inside the other. The nature of genuine leather enables the flanks to conform to any pan-handle as it wraps around the handle. The flexibility of the leather cover adapts to the handle with conformity to the handle-configuration through use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Barrie, Michael Barrie
  • Patent number: 10906698
    Abstract: A container system includes a container having a body with a lower surface a first opening extending from the lower surface; a first footing having a contouring of the opening and the first footing is pivotally attached to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Peter McCrossin
  • Patent number: 10906708
    Abstract: A drinking container with an integrated valve that uses surface tension to control the flow of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: James Chambers, Anna Carin Cecilia Chambers
  • Patent number: 10906738
    Abstract: A trash with an auto lid locking mechanism is designed to prevent accidental or unwanted exposure to waste and potentially hazardous material by humans, household pets and stray animals. In some embodiments, the lid of the trash can opens only when a force is continuously applied to the foot pedal of the trach can, and the lid automatically closes and locks when the force on foot pedal discontinues. In some embodiments, the trash can has an internal pulling force for the lid and does not rely on the weight (i.e., gravitational force) of the lid for it to close, thus the lid can still close automatically or remain closed even if the trash can is being knocked down and/or not in an upright position. In some embodiments, the foot pedal recesses and conceals within the trash can body, thereby making it more difficult for animals to step or continuously press on the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Krista Barry
  • Patent number: 10875681
    Abstract: A protective bottle enclosure includes a base portion defined by a base sidewall secured to a base bottom wall and having an open top. The base bottom wall has a base pad attached thereto. An upper portion is defined by an upper sidewall surrounding an internal cavity. The upper portion has a cylindrical body section with a generally constant body diameter between a lower section and a neck section. The lower section is narrower than the body section and ends in a lower opening. The neck section is narrower than the body section and ends in a neck opening. The neck section includes a tapered portion and a straight portion. The lower section can be inserted into the open top of the base portion and threadably and removably engage the base sidewall. A removable cap includes a cap sidewall. The cap sidewall can threadably and removably engage the neck section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Camcal Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10865013
    Abstract: A protective bottle enclosure includes a base with a cylindrical base sidewall secured to a base bottom wall and an open top. The base sidewall includes at least one thread disposed thereon. The base bottom wall has a substantially planar bottom surface. A body section has a cylindrical body wall and a bottom opening. A shoulder section has a cylindrical shoulder wall including a taper. The shoulder section is disposed between the neck section and the body section. The body section can threadably and removably engage the base sidewall of the base. A removable cap includes a cap sidewall surrounding a cap cavity. A top wall is disposed above a cap opening, and the cap cavity extends between the top wall and the cap opening. The cap sidewall can threadably and removably engage the neck section and includes a knob and an extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Camcal Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10858182
    Abstract: An automatic locking trashcan system including: a trashcan assembly having a trashcan-body having an inner volume; and an outer-surface; a trashcan-lid; and an automatic-locking-assembly; wherein the trashcan assembly includes the trashcan-body, the trashcan-lid and the automatic-locking-assembly in functional combination such that when the trashcan-body is not normal to a ground surface the automatic-locking-assembly secures the trashcan-lid to the trashcan-body such that trashcan-contents are not able to leave the inner volume. Structurally speaking, the trashcan-body is defined by the inner volume and the outer-surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Moffatt
  • Patent number: 10843861
    Abstract: A drink cup having an automatic retractable straw is disclosed herein. It comprises a main body having an outer cup, an inner cup having a guide inclined surface at a bottom thereof, and a vacuum insulation layer between the outer cup and the inner cup; a lid covered on the main body and having an opening at one side thereof for corresponding to an upper end of the guide inclined surface, a containing groove adjacent to the opening on a top surface thereof, and a flip cover pivotally disposed on the containing groove and having a convex part corresponding to the opening; and a straw accommodated in the inner cup and having a connecting member formed with a first perforation at one end thereof for connecting to an upper end of the straw and a second perforation corresponding to the bonding part of the lid at the other end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Yuan Min Aluminum Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuan-Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10836534
    Abstract: A tray includes a base having an upper support surface and a central portion extending downward to define a lowermost surface of the tray. The base includes a peripheral portion recessed relative to the central portion. A pair of opposed first walls extend along opposed first edges of the base. A pair of opposed second walls extending along opposed second edges of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Brian Robert Guerry, Sydney Marie Ogawa-Garcia, Suzanne Whitfield Clark
  • Patent number: 10800595
    Abstract: An insulated box assembly includes a box, the box including a pair of opposing main box panels, a pair of opposing side box panels, each side box panel of the pair of side box panels attached to both main box panels of the pair of main box panels, and a bottom box panel; and an insulated liner, the insulated liner including a pair of opposing main liner panels, a pair of opposing side liner panels, and a liner bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Waltermire, Paul Ott
  • Patent number: 10787296
    Abstract: A container lid is configured such that repeated movement of a grip piece and a connecting piece of the lid will not break the connecting piece so that the lid can be removed easily. An extension section extends upwardly from an upper end of the connecting section along an inner peripheral surface of a skirt wall of the lid. When the container lid is on the mouth-neck section of a container, an upper end part of the extension section is sandwiched between an inner peripheral surface of the lid skirt wall and an outer peripheral surface of a locking projection on the container mouth-neck section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON CLOSURES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Okubo, Mitsuo Kumata
  • Patent number: 10773882
    Abstract: An insulation system is configured for mounting to corrugated walls such as the walls of a shipping container. A first end has a first coupling surface and a second end opposite the first end has a second complementary coupling surface. Mating alignment portions are on a top surface of the panel and on a bottom surface of the panel. The second face includes a corrugated surface with a protruding first surface parallel to the first face, a recessed second surface spaced apart from and parallel to the first surface, and third and fourth surfaces extending between the first surface and the second surface, the third and fourth surfaces being orthogonal to the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Edward G. Scherrer, Andrew Robert Scherrer
  • Patent number: 10770323
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention discloses a stackable substrate carrier for scalably storing, transporting or processing multiple substrates. The present substrate carriers can be stacked side-by-side by an attaching mechanism, forming an integrated carrier with double, triple or multiple capacity. The attaching mechanism comprises a locking mechanism to secure the substrate carriers together, engaged by mating two substrate carriers, together with an additional rotating or translating action of the two substrate carriers. Alternatively, the locking mechanism can be engaged by pressing two substrate carriers against each other, using friction to keep the carriers together. Other locking mechanism can also be used, such as hooks or latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brooks Automation GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Patent number: 10766685
    Abstract: A box-type transport container has a box-type outer container with a base, four side walls and at least one lid. The lid is hinged on a side wall. Sheet-type vacuum insulation panels are arranged in the outer container to cover the surface of the side walls. At least one carrying opening, which can be gripped by hand in order to carry the transport box, is provided in each of two opposing, side walls. The material of the side wall is weakened above and to the side of the carrying opening, such that the material can be easily separated from the surrounding material of the side wall and together with the carrying opening can be folded out of the side wall. Alternatively, the vacuum insulation panels of the side wall are secured in their relative positions by at least one peripheral tensioning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Ines Wallaschek, Peter Bauer, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Fabian Eschenbach
  • Patent number: 10753527
    Abstract: The invention provides improvements on thermal performance of multilayer insulation for hot and cold feedlines. Insulation on feedlines has always been problematic, and can perform ten times worse than tank insulation contributing as much as 80% of total system heat leak. The poor performance of traditional MLI wrapped on feed lines is due to compression of the layers, causing increased interlayer contact and heat conduction. The MLI performance is not only much worse than expected, but also difficult to predict. Spacer structures are presented which provide a well-defined, accurately characterized support between the thermal radiant barriers in a multilayer insulation. The invention provides a robust, structural insulation that is much less sensitive to wrap compression and installation workmanship allowing for more predictable, higher performance insulation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Quest Thermal Group LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Dye, Phillip N. Tyler
  • Patent number: 10745176
    Abstract: A protective bottle enclosure includes a base portion defined by a base sidewall secured to a base bottom wall and has a base opening disposed opposite the base bottom wall. An upper portion has upper sidewalls surrounding an internal cavity. The upper portion has a cylindrical body section and the neck section is narrower than the lower section. The lower section ends in a lower opening and a lower thread. The neck section narrows in diameter between the body section and a neck opening and has a neck thread. The lower section can be inserted into the base opening and can threadably engage the base side wall. A removable cap can threadably engage the neck section and includes an elastomeric stopper connected to a cylindrical sleeve. The combination of the removable cap, the upper portion, and the base portion can surround and enclose the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Camcal Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10746070
    Abstract: A tank system for a reducing agent includes: a vessel storing the reducing agent and having: an upper vessel wall, lateral vessel walls, a lower vessel wall forming a base of the vessel, a base region of the vessel having at least one opening, and an outer side of the vessel; and a conveying device, arranged on the outer side of the vessel, that provides the reducing agent under pressure to exhaust gas. The conveying device is disposed on the outer side of the vessel such that the conveying device, with the outer side of the vessel, forms a space S outside the vessel. The space S, by the at least one opening, is connected to the vessel interior allowing the reducing agent to flow from the interior of the vessel into the space S and is suppliable by the conveying device from the space S to the exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Brück
  • Patent number: 10745177
    Abstract: A bottle enclosure that removably encloses a bottle includes a base having a sidewall that extends from a bottom wall. The base includes at least one thread, and the base bottom wall has a planar bottom surface. A body section of the bottle enclosure includes a cylindrical body wall that includes interior threading adjacent a bottom opening. The body section further includes a tapered shoulder section that is positioned between the body wall and a neck section. The neck section extends upward from the shoulder section and defines a cylindrical neck wall having a neck thread. The body section is configured to threadably and removably engage the base sidewall. The bottle enclosure further includes a removable cap with a sidewall that surrounds a cap cavity. The cap sidewall is configured to threadably and removably engage the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Camcal Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew T. Campbell