Patents Examined by Elizabeth J Volz
  • Patent number: 11988335
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tank foot ring comprising: a body for supporting a pressurized tank made of polymeric material; and the body having an open end enclosing a hollow space or spaces on which a bottom portion of the pressurized tank rests and wherein the open end is in air flow communication with such hollow space or spaces, and an opposing surface for contacting a ground surface on which the foot ring rests. The opposing surface has a series of openings for drainage of water from the hollow space or spaces. Further provided is a collar for mounting on a top portion of a pressurized tank. The collar comprises: a body, a fastening system and a rotatable lid disposed on the collar. Further provided is a collar with a window cut-out for viewing tank data and a regulator mounting clip for securing a regulator of the tank in place during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: DiTech Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11944587
    Abstract: There is featured a grasping facilitator that has one or more of a) to c) as set forth below: a) a combination having an annular core and a plurality of gripping ribs spaced about the annular core, with the core and gripping ribs being formed of an elastomeric material and the ribs extending about an upper part, outer part and bottom part of the core so as to leave an interior region of the core that is aligned radially with respective ribs exposed; b) a pliable collar having a main body with a plurality of ridges separated by concave recesses and a central aperture; c) a tray holder having an aperture or projection that has a configuration designed to conform with at least one of a) and b). There is further featured kit combinations of a) to c) above as well as methods of using and assembling one or all combinations of a) to c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SCALPAL LLC
    Inventors: Eliot Robert Gitman, Tuvia Gitman
  • Patent number: 11945646
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved trash receptacle comprising a frame which houses an inner bin. The inner bin has an open bottom covered by a storage tray and a bin tray that can slide out from an opening in a front of the trash receptacle for ease of cleaning. The storage tray stores replacement trash bags that can be pulled out of an opening in a center of the bin tray. The bin tray has raised edges as well as the opening which has a raised lip encircling the opening, which prevents any spillage from a trash bag lining the inner bin to spill into the storage container. The trash receptacle also comprises a halo lid which seals a top of the trash bag lining the inner bin to prevent slipping of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Amber Marie McDonald
  • Patent number: 11931985
    Abstract: A packaging material including one or more expandable layers that provide protection to contents of a packaging enclosure formed with the packaging material. The packaging material includes at least a first layer and a second layer bonded to one another. The first layer is pulled or extended in a first direction that is effective to cause the second layer to expand in a second direction. The second layer is a cut-patterned layer which creates structural strength in the packaging material when expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: IOW, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Alan Talda, John Michael Moran
  • Patent number: 11925283
    Abstract: A bowl may be configured to include an outer body that has a u-shaped cross section, and the outer body may have a bottom configured to support the bowl on a surface, the bottom also including a circular groove around a circumference of the bottom and a bracket within the circular groove, wherein a foot is inserted within the groove, and wherein the foot is secured to the circular groove by the bracket. The bowl may include an inner body, wherein the inner body is concave and dome-shaped. The inner body may hold a liquid or solid, and the inner body is connected to an upper edge of the outer body. An internal cavity is formed by the outer body and inner body, and the internal cavity is insulative. The connection formed by the upper edge of the outer body and the inner body may be seamless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Ellison, Dustin Bullock, Colin Darling
  • Patent number: 11918137
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided. The cooking appliance comprises a cooker body for receiving food and a lid for covering the cooker body. The cooking appliance has a front side for facilitating cooking operations and a rear side spaced apart from the front side. The cooker body comprises at least one latch slot disposed on an inclined rear side of the cooker body. The lid comprises at least one latch bar disposed on a periphery thereof and extending outwardly therefrom. When the lid is detached from the cooker body, the latch bar is operable to be inserted into the corresponding latch slot to secure the lid at the inclined rear side of the cooker body, allowing a user to secure the lid to the latch slot without reaching a rear side of the cooker body by hand, and to retrieve the food without accidentally contacting the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Instant Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Qin, Yok Chong Chi, Jiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11905072
    Abstract: The unitary coupling assembly closure of the present invention comprising an inner cork with an outer cylindrical cap body; wherein the inner cork comprises a cork-ring that cover the opening of a container, when the cork-ring center is extended, it becomes the cork-body that fits inside the opening of a container when the unitary coupling assembly closure gets screwed onto the container. This invention allows a container to be uncorked simply by unscrewing the unitary coupling assembly closure and removing it from the opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Lanell Fischer
  • Patent number: 11897688
    Abstract: A collapsible container assembly that includes a first lateral side wall having a door frame and a first shear wall, a second lateral side wall that opposes the first lateral side wall and includes a wall panel and a second shear wall, an outboard wall that includes upper and lower panels that are pivotably connected to one another, an inboard wall that opposes the outboard wall and includes upper and lower panels that are pivotably connected to one another, a base and a top. The first shear wall is pivotable between a use position where the first shear wall is not positioned in the door frame interior and a stowed position where the first shear wall is positioned in the door frame interior. The second shear wall is pivotable between a use position where the second shear wall is not positioned in the wall panel interior and a stowed position where the second shear wall is positioned in the wall panel interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Safran Cabin Cargo B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Laan, Cornelis Portegies
  • Patent number: 11891244
    Abstract: A garbage can provided with an airtight means for preventing odor leakage is provided. In the garbage can, garbage odors may be prevented from leaking into a gap between a cover for opening and closing an inlet for garbage of the garbage can in a casement method and an upper cap provided with the inlet for garbage formed thereon, and also the cover is automatically sealed and opened by the airtight means only by using a pressurizing panel used to open and close the cover without any additional operation, thereby providing convenience of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: JANIBELL, INC.
    Inventor: Kwang Ok Chang
  • Patent number: 11891240
    Abstract: A main body for a carrying box includes first and second side walls, and a pair of first connection walls and a pair of second connection walls that are pivotally hinged to opposite ends of the first and second side walls and are pivotally hinged to each other. The main body further includes a latch assembly having a bracket and a latch disposed at the first and second side walls, respectively. When the first and second connection walls pivot, a distance between the first and second side walls is reduced and a volume of the main body is reduced. The bracket is automatically fastened to the latch as the bracket and the latch are pressed toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SYSPAC SUPPLY CHAIN Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won Sun Erm
  • Patent number: 11884483
    Abstract: In multiple embodiments, a collapsible container includes a base and a plurality of walls pivotably connected to edges of the base and collapsible onto the base. The plurality of walls include a retractable first wall. The first wall includes a frame having a lower horizontal portion and a pair of upstanding vertical portions extending upward from the lower horizontal portion to define an access opening therebetween. An upper beam is slidably coupled to the vertical portions and movable between a first position away from the lower horizontal portion of the frame and a second position proximate the lower horizontal portion of the frame. In some embodiments, the first wall includes a mid-beam coupled to the upper beam. The mid-beam is spaced away from the upper beam and spaced away from the lower horizontal portion of the frame when the upper beam is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Jon P. Hassell, William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 11877676
    Abstract: A bowl may be configured to include an outer body, an inner body, an internal cavity between the outer body and inner body, and a bottom. The bottom may further include a plurality of bungholes positioned on the bottom, a circular foot comprising a plurality of bungs configured to engage the plurality of bungholes to secure the circular foot to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Ellison, Dustin Bullock, Colin Darling
  • Patent number: 11879593
    Abstract: A commercial hybrid tank includes a metal liner with an upper wall and a lower wall. The upper wall and the lower wall define a cavity therebetween. A weld joint joins the upper and lower walls together. A fiber winding layer is wrapped around an outer surface of the metal liner. A method for manufacturing a commercial hybrid tank includes overlapping surfaces of an upper wall and a lower wall to form a metal liner defining a cavity. The method includes joining the surface of the upper wall and the surface of the lower wall together by welding to form a weld joint between the upper wall and the lower wall. The method includes wrapping the metal liner with a fiber winding layer around an outer surface of the metal liner to form a hybrid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher Kampf, Christopher A. Van Haaren
  • Patent number: 11866252
    Abstract: A garbage can provided with an airtight means for preventing odor leakage is provided. In the garbage can, an inner basket covered with a garbage bag is raised and pressurized so that an upper end of the inner basket is in close contact with an airtight part of an upper cap, thereby preventing garbage odors from leaking via a gap between the upper cap and the inner basket, and also the basket is automatically raised and lowered by simply opening and closing a side cover without any separate operation by a user, thereby increasing convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: JANIBELL, INC.
    Inventor: Kwang Ok Chang
  • Patent number: 11866362
    Abstract: A glass container includes legible indicia having an indicia outer surface coextensive with an outer surface of an adjacent portion of the container and with no V-shaped depressions, and having an indicia inner surface that protrudes radially inwardly with respect to an inner surface of the container adjacent to the indicia inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Grant, Delia Norith Sanchez Parada
  • Patent number: 11858689
    Abstract: There is provided a packaging for a container wherein the packaging is formed from a plurality of shell pieces that are hinged together to wrap around the container. When wrapped around the container, a first shell piece is secured to a second shell piece using a two-point locking feature. The shell pieces are formed with a substantially constant wall thickness such that the packaging substantially conforms to the shape of the container. Thus, advantageously, any distinctiveness in the shape of the container is not lost when wrapped by the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Rowan Nowell
  • Patent number: 11858733
    Abstract: A waste pail having a manual actuator to indirectly turn a rotator, both of which are enclosed in a lid casing. The rotator rotates the inner collar of the waste pail, and the inner collar is attached to the top rim of a trash bag. A user may twist the trash bag open only when the lid casing is closed, thereby preventing the escape of odor from within the trash bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: 1316 LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. McConnell, Yafei Lu, Qianqian Wang
  • Patent number: 11858734
    Abstract: A trash can includes a lid assembly including a lid and a retainer rim and a transition arrangement coupled with the lid assembly that enables the lid to be selectively transited between a normal state and a transition state. In the normal state, the lid is operable between an open state and a close state through a foot pedal. When the lid is pivotally lifted up to have an included angle larger than 90 degrees from the retainer rim, the lid is in the transition state that would not fall back toward the retainer rim and the retainer rim is able to be lifted up to rest on said lid for replacing trash bag until the retainer rim is moved back to site on an upper edge of a shell of the trash can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Shi Ping Wang, Wenbin Ye, Jiangqun Chen
  • Patent number: 11858732
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for providing a secure desktop item receptacle includes a hollow container, an attaching base coupled to a bottom surface of the hollow container for attaching the container to a desktop, and a star shaped opening through a top surface of the hollow container providing access to the inside volume of the container. The attaching base includes a suction cup attachment device on a bottom surface of the attaching base, and a support pedestal between the suction cup attachment device and the hollow container. The hollow container has a spherical shape, a goblet shape and an octagon shape. The container may be made of rubber, silicone, plastic, metal and glass and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Krieg
  • Patent number: 11851271
    Abstract: Device for arranging and holding therein contaminated objects, particularly contaminated objects such as contaminated nappies. The device includes a container and a lid. The lid includes a hollow tube, open on at least an outer end, in which a body is arranged in reciprocally movable manner. The lid can pivot relative to the container between a first position, in which an object can be arranged in the tube from the outside, and a second position, in which the body can move downward in the tube under the influence of the force of gravity in order to push the object into the container. The device further includes a pedal and a releasing device, where the releasing device pivots the lid from the second position to the first position during a displacement of the pedal due to a pedal force exerted on the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: CONFUCIUS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Middelkoop