Patents Examined by Gideon Weinerth
  • Patent number: 10232986
    Abstract: A moisture-tight, re-sealable container is disclosed having a lid and body. The lid and body have a non-round seal that is substantially moisture tight when the lid is seated on the body, admitting less than 1000 micrograms per day of water to a package. A reinforcement stiffens or reinforces at least a portion of the seal against inward deflection along an axis defined by the minor diameter when the lid is seated on the body. Optionally the reinforcement is at least one spline subdividing the reservoir. A method of making dispensers for objects of varying length to customize particular dispensers to dispense such objects of a particular length is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Bucholtz, Ronald Supranowicz, John Belfance
  • Patent number: 10228181
    Abstract: Some implementations can include a refrigerator cover having a body portion with a first side, a second side and a top. The first side, second side and top each having generally flat interior surfaces defining an interior space of the cover and each having generally rounded exterior surfaces formed so as to generally resemble a football helmet. The cover can also include a front door attached to the body portion via one or more rotational members, the front door having a generally flat rear surface adjacent a front opening of the body portion when the front door is in a first position, the front door having a protruding member extending from a front surface, where the protruding member is formed generally in a shape of a football helmet face guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Justice, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10221602
    Abstract: A vacuum system for use in excavation operations. The system uses a tank having an open end that is closed by a door. The door is opened and closed by a door lifting assembly made up of an upper linkage arm, a lower linkage arm and a hydraulic cylinder. A socket is formed in the upper linkage arm, and a shaft housing is formed in the lower linkage arm. The shaft housing engages with the socket to latch the door closed. The upper linkage arm is attached to the door at a first pivot axis and is attached to the lower linkage arm at a second pivot axis. The lower linkage arm is attached to a side of the tank at a third pivot axis. When the door is open, the second pivot axis extends below a reference plane that contains the first and third pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Cody L. Sewell
  • Patent number: 10207863
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a vacuum tank door. The apparatus comprises a circular flange attached to a door panel of a vacuum tank, a horizontal crossbar connected to the center of the door panel and a lifting assembly. The lifting assembly comprises an upper linkage arm, a lower linkage arm, and a hydraulic cylinder. Activation of the hydraulic cylinder causes the linkage assembly to move downwards pulling on the horizontal crossbar and pulling the vacuum tank door towards the tank. Activation of the hydraulic cylinder also causes a connection point of the lower linkage arm and the upper linkage arm to move over-center of the connection between the lower linkage arm to the to the tank creating a tight seal between the vacuum tank door and the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody L. Sewell, David A. Bural
  • Patent number: 10206468
    Abstract: A stretchable bottle container comprising a stretchable bottle body, a bottle cap, and portable hanging accessories, useful as an umbrella accessory, or as a packaging and storage container. The body of the stretchable bottle is a cylinder which has one closed end and one open end, and the wall of the cylinder contains stretchable wavy structures. The open end of the stretchable bottle body is connected with the bottle cap through a detachable tightening seal connection which is airtight and waterproof. The size difference between diameters of the opening of the bottle and that of the body (1) is less than 10%. The open end of the bottle body is soft and deformable under inward pressure of finger squeezes. Hanging accessories for portability are connectable with the bottle cap through a sectional structure with capability of repeated detachments and re-attachments or through a hanging carabiner which has open and shut configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Xiaobo Luo
  • Patent number: 10207450
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastics connecting seam for the fluid-tight connection of at least two plastics surfaces. The plastics connecting seam is in the form of a plastics connecting seam that supports strength under a load in such a way that a load acting in a standard load direction increases the connection strength of the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ISP TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Roger Mahrle, Peter Reginald Clarke
  • Patent number: 10196191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure device for bottles with evidence of first opening where before the first opening the closure shows a capsule with a perimetral line, and after the first opening, a separation line visually evidencing said first opening now appears where the perimetral line was previously located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAÑÍA DE TAPONES IRRELLENABLES, S.A.
    Inventor: David Torrent Ortega
  • Patent number: 10196172
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a chemical container and a method for manufacturing the same. The chemical container comprises a head portion having a top wall and a head sidewall extending from an edge of the top wall, as well as a body portion jointed with the head portion and defining a chamber together with the head portion. The top wall has a mouth structure configured for one or more pipelines to pass through and connect with the chamber. The manufacturing method is simple and of low cost, and the resulted chemical container is able to withstand a greater internal pressure and is configured to collect any leaking liquid chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: WUXI HUAYING MICROELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sophia Wen
  • Patent number: 10183792
    Abstract: The invention provides a container (10) for the packaging of a fluent product (P) which off-gases, the container comprising: a container body (11) for receiving and storing product and a removable lid (12) for closing the container body; in which the lid is provided with a venting assembly (20, 23a, 23b, 24) extending into the container body; in which the venting assembly has a closed position which is effective to close the container body and a venting position permitting the venting of gas from the container body; whereby, when the container body is partially filled with a fluent product which off-gases, the venting assembly moves to the venting position in response to excessive pressure from accumulated gas, and reverts to the closed position upon release of the excessive pressure, thus effecting periodic venting of the container body; and whereby the spatial arrangement of the venting assembly within the container body provides for venting of the container body independently of the orientation of the cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Benjamin Brown, Christopher John Jones, David Moore, Graham Paul Randall
  • Patent number: 10173827
    Abstract: Beverage container insulator assemblies include a beverage insulator having a beverage insulator interior. A retaining collar is carried by the beverage insulator and has a collar opening. A beverage container is in the beverage insulator interior of the beverage insulator. The beverage container extends through the collar opening of the retaining collar. An insulator sleeve includes a sleeve base encircling the beverage container and retained between the beverage insulator and the retaining collar. A thermally-insulating, flexible, expandable and contractible insulator sleeve body extends from the sleeve base through the collar opening of the retaining collar. The insulator sleeve body engages and substantially conforms to the beverage container. An expandable sleeve neck on the insulator sleeve body engages the beverage container. Insulator sleeves for beverage containers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Jeff Foote, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10165884
    Abstract: A serving container and ring element system that includes a serving dish and a ring element having a ring element lip with a shape that substantially corresponds to a shape of a serving dish lip, wherein portions of the ring element lip are formed to be positionable around at least a portion of the serving dish lip to provide frictional engagement between portions of said ring element lip and at least a portion of said serving dish lip, such that said ring element is capable of securing a foil pan within said serving dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Sabine S. Miller
  • Patent number: 10167110
    Abstract: A collapsible container according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base and a plurality of walls, including a first wall, collapsible onto the base. A support is movable between a first position and a second position relative to the first wall, such that an identical container would stack on the collapsible container at a first height when the support is in the first position and at a second height when the support is in the second position. In another embodiment, different stacking heights can be achieved by rotating the upper container 180 degrees relative to the lower container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gerald R. Koefelda, Alan J. Cook, Maurico D. Cavalcante
  • Patent number: 10159625
    Abstract: A package including a container and a cover sheet, the container having a first section and a second section connected at a breakable joint, the first section includes a well, and the cover sheet is adhered to at least a portion of the first section and at least a portion of the second section and the cover sheet covers the well. Either the first section or the second section is adapted to pivot to assist in breaking the breakable joint in order to separate the first section and the second section, and allow removal of the cover sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Harry S. Sowden, Gerard P. McNally, R. Scott Shorts
  • Patent number: 10130104
    Abstract: The variable length baking equipment divider is an invention geared towards maximizing existing baking equipment versatility. The invention is an apparatus used to divide existing cooking equipment into isolated areas to substantially reduce fluid or physical contact for preparing one or more types of food at once. Features of the apparatus are a housing component with a triangular structure; one or more arm components which attach to the housing component. The one or more arm components are configured to expand and retract from the housing component. The base of the housing component and a base of the one or more arm components are effectively in a same horizontal plane so cooking equipment may be effectively partitioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Justin Bauer
  • Patent number: 10106288
    Abstract: Provided is a container whose shape for discharging contents is hardly expandable laterally, the container including a container body holding contents and a lid member for closing an opening of the container body which are sealed with each other by an annular seal portion formed along a flanged face of the opening. At a specified position of the annular seal portion, there is provided a detaching seal portion which is to be detached by an increase of inside pressure inside the container body in association with deformation of the container body based on an external force. An outflow channel for discharging the contents therethrough extends radially outwards from the detaching seal portion. At a position of the container body corresponding to the outflow channel of the flanged face, there is formed an outflow groove which is sunk toward a bottom portion of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED, SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuru Bushida, Daisuke Tanaka, Takashi Kado, Hiroki Yokoyama, Masayuki Kitamasu
  • Patent number: 10093471
    Abstract: Provided is a container that allows a portion where detachment starts to be fixed at a specified position in a more reliable manner, thus allowing contents to be discharged in a direction expected by a user, allowing eventually reduction in the amount of contents to remain in the container in the end. The container includes a container body holding contents therein and a lid member, the container body and the lid member being sealed by an annular seal portion formed along a flanged face of the opening. There is provided a detaching seal portion which is detached in response to increase of pressure inside the container body associated with deformation of the container body. The detaching seal portion includes a reverse-oriented annular seal portion which occupies a part of a width of the flanged face and which projects toward a radial inner side of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED, SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuru Bushida, Daisuke Tanaka, Takashi Kado, Hiroki Yokoyama, Masayuki Kitamasu
  • Patent number: 10086996
    Abstract: Containers are described which can accommodate a variety of flexible bag assemblies used for containing waste. Internal accommodating structures are designed to accommodate and secure various types of bag assemblies, including single bag assemblies and cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Mark A. Hatherill, Kevin D. Johnson, Matthew Joseph Saxton
  • Patent number: 10086980
    Abstract: An object is to provide a container sealing device which can perform an opening of an inner plug with a clear opening feeling. An inner plug 10 is assembled in advance to an upper closure 20 by using a second screwing part 52. At this time, since an assembling interval between a separation part 12 and the upper closure 20 can be adjusted by tip end parts 16t and 20u of a cylindrical part 16 which are first stoppers and the small-diameter cylinder part 20d, the second screwing part 52 can be brought into a lock state of being screwed to the deepest position or a state close to that. In opening the plug, the first screwing part 51 is loosened the second screwing part 52 is tightened, and the separation part 12 can be rapidly and reliably separated from a body part 10b of the inner plug 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takamitsu Isogai
  • Patent number: 10071380
    Abstract: A component for a storage container configured to receive vertically oriented articles. The component includes a tubular sidewall extending longitudinally from a base, and at least one spacer portion extending from an underside of the base and configured for engagement with an interior surface of a corresponding storage container. The component also includes at least one pair of retainer elements extending laterally from an inner surface of the tubular sidewall and inwardly into an interior region of the component, and with the retainer elements being oppositely oriented and configured to retain a vertically oriented article therebetween by frictional engagement with opposite longitudinal edges of the article, and wherein an insertion force for resilient deflection of the retainer elements during insertion of the article is less than a removal force for resilient deflection of the retainer elements during removal of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank A. Chan
  • Patent number: 10071855
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a system for damping slosh of a liquid within a tank, a baffle for use in the system, and a method of damping slosh using the system. The system includes a plurality of baffles. Each baffle has a body configured to substantially float upon the liquid. Each baffle also has an activation material received along at least a portion of the body. The activation material is magnetically reactive provided in a quantity sufficient to enable the body to be manipulated in the presence of a magnetic field (M). The system further includes an actuator configured to provide the magnetic field (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.
    Inventors: Dae Won Kim, Rudy L. Baum, Vijay Santhanam, Balaji Sivasubramanian, Sathya Gangadharan