Patents Examined by J. Gregory Pickett
  • Patent number: 10974862
    Abstract: A folding box made of cardboard includes a blank which forms four lateral surfaces, a cover, and a base of a cuboid and which includes four main folding lines which divide the blank into four main surfaces and a securing surface. Each of the main surfaces has a main surface segment, which forms a respective lateral surface of the cuboid after the securing surface is secured to the opposite main surface, and multiple auxiliary folding lines, which run transversely to the main folding lines and each of which connects one of the main surface segments to an auxiliary surface segment. The auxiliary surface segments form the cover and the base of the cuboid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Markus Hörenbaum
  • Patent number: 10968006
    Abstract: A container including a finish defining an opening at a first end of the container that provides access to an internal volume defined by the container. A base portion of the container includes a diaphragm that is concave relative to an exterior of the container. The diaphragm extends from a standing surface of the container to a center push-up portion of the base portion. The standing surface is at a second end of the container opposite to the first end. The diaphragm is configured to move from an as-blown first configuration to a second configuration in which the diaphragm is closer to the first end as compared to the first configuration in order to reduce residual vacuum within the container. The diaphragm is generally hemispherical in cross-section when in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Woloszyk, Omkar Dole, David Downing, Kirk Edward Maki, Bradley S. Philip, James Stelzer, Luke A. Mast, Richard J. Steih
  • Patent number: 10959557
    Abstract: An ergonomic storage tray with enhanced stability to secure beverage storing cups and food items is provided. The storage tray includes a tray having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first pair of opposing side surfaces, a second pair of opposing side surfaces, and a plurality of compartments designed to store beverage storing cups and food items. The tray includes an off-center thumb hole and a cutout on a side surface in the first pair of opposing side surfaces. The thumb hole in the tray receives the thumb of the user, the cutout in the tray receives the upper arm and elbow of the user, and the bottom surface of the tray contacts the forearm of the user, thereby securely supporting the beverage storing cups and food items in the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: THUMBZ, INC.
    Inventor: Henrik Nazarian
  • Patent number: 10961047
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved transfer tank having a improved internal floating roof with special vapor sealing features, and wherein the tank ranges in storage size from 750 to 5000 barrels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: David Lawlis
  • Patent number: 10959556
    Abstract: Tray utensils of identical dimensions are stacked into an assembly and wrapped within a transparent package displaying a visual image of a tray utensil holding within a tray receptacle a standard beverage can upright generally vertically while the tray is oriented generally horizontally and used to hold selected hors d'oeuvres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory C Manos
  • Patent number: 10953422
    Abstract: A vessel for frying, baking or cooking foodstuffs, includes at least one visible first material and one visible second material, wherein at least the first material reversibly changes color thermochromically when heated. The coloring of the two materials is selected in order for a color difference between the two materials to change visibly when the vessel is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FISSLER GMBH
    Inventor: Helge Ebbeke
  • Patent number: 10954059
    Abstract: A container is formed to include an interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor and a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, Charles T. Wallace, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds
  • Patent number: 10954022
    Abstract: A double walled container has a container bottom that is blow molded after an intermediate portion of a parison in the vertical direction is sandwiched by a split mold from the horizontal direction; at least a portion of the container bottom is sandwiched by the split mold; the container bottom has a bottom projection on the underside of the container bottom made of the outer layer of a rigid outer layer container and the outer layer of a flexible inner layer container; in the bottom projection, an extended portion of the rigid outer layer container and an extended portion of the flexible inner layer container have protrusions and recesses of different heights in the horizontal direction; and the protrusions and recesses are combined so that the extended portions of the rigid outer layer container and the flexible inner layer container do not shift vertically with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hatakeyama, Harumasa Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10953742
    Abstract: A fuel tank includes a tank main body configured to reserve a quantity of fuel therein and an oil feed tube fitted to the tank main body to form a fuel feed port. The fuel feed tube has a tip end configured to protrude inwardly of the tank main body, and the tip end is positioned below the upper limit level of the fuel. At a location of the fuel feed tube above the upper limit level, a vent hole is formed to communicate between the interior of the tank main body and the interior of the oil feed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10947025
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes first insulation blocks, second insulation blocks, and third insulation blocks, each insulation block arranged in contact with at least one other insulation block to define a void, the packaging assembly including at least one enclosure, the insulation blocks at least partially surrounded by the at least one enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waitermire
  • Patent number: 10947018
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to cups, containers, and sleeves therefore having a living hinge and a dual seal structure on the lid such that the seal created by the contact of the lid with the inside of the cup or container ensures a secure, friction fit orientation to prevent spillage or leakage of the contents therein. The dual seal is created by a first component on the lip of the lid that extends down from the top of the lid and is substantial in shape with a rib on the bottom edge of the lip and the circumference of the lip that is of the same size and shape as the inner circumference of the cup or container such that a secure seal is created when closed. The cups and containers also have an inner concentric structure that follows the shape of the cup or container just above the base to offer stabilization, and ease of stacking, removal, and manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CLARITY, INC.
    Inventor: Glenn Tobias
  • Patent number: 10948943
    Abstract: A case for a laptop computer, the case comprising upper and lower shells which are entirely separate from one another. Each shell comprises an outer layer of a first injection moulded polymer and an inner liner of a second injection moulded polymer softer than the first. Each shell defines a cavity having a back surface and upstanding side walls, the cavity being arranged to receive, in use, one half of the laptop computer. The second polymer comprises a plurality of inwardly extending clips which protrude across the cavity from an edge of the side wall furthest from the back surface to, in use, retain the shell on the laptop half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Roberts, Wilhelm Marschall, Benjamin Thorpe
  • Patent number: 10947020
    Abstract: A one-piece part and a method of making the one-piece part. The one-piece part comprises an upper wall; a lower wall having an exterior portion and an interior portion, the interior portion overlapping the upper wall; lateral walls connecting the upper wall to the lower wall; an intermediate wall connecting the upper wall to the lower wall, the intermediate wall extending longitudinally between the lateral walls; a bottom wall connecting the lateral walls and the lower wall; and a top wall connecting the lateral walls and the upper wall, wherein the lateral walls, the top wall, the bottom wall, the exterior portion of the lower wall, the intermediate wall, and the upper wall have exterior surfaces and interior surfaces, the interior surfaces defining a volume of the one-piece part, and wherein the interior portion of the lower wall extends into said volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Bryan D. Drummond
  • Patent number: 10940754
    Abstract: A tank manufactured from a plastic material and having a reinforcement member. The reinforcement member having a first portion made of a first material weldable to the plastic material of the tank; and a second portion made of a second material having a tensile stress at break which is three to nine times larger than the tensile stress at yield of the first material. The second portion having at least one through-hole, and the first material extends in said at least one through-hole and at opposite sides of said second portion adjacent said at least one through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research
    Inventor: Bjorn Criel
  • Patent number: 10940974
    Abstract: A package includes a carton (10) and a plurality of articles (B). The carton includes carton walls (14, 16, 26b/30b) and at least one handle structure (HA2) formed from at least one (26b/30b) of the carton walls. The at least one handle structure includes a tab (44b) formed from the at least one of the carton walls. The tab is hingedly connected, by a hinged connection (42b), to the at least one of the carton walls and arranged to fold at least in part about an article disposed within the carton to form at least a portion of a handle opening (40b) so as to allow a user (U) to grasp a portion of the article and the carton disposed adjacent to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Brandon L. Ramsuer, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Patent number: 10940983
    Abstract: A closure capsule for closing a container, comprising: —a cap (2) to be associated with a container and comprising a frangible mouth (20); —a cutter (3) comprising a cutting edge (30) designed to open said frangible mouth (20); at least the cap (2) and the cutter (3) in combination defining a reservoir (8) for containing a substance to be dropped into the container when the frangible mouth (20) is opened; —a protective covering (4) for the cap (2) and the cutter (3), separate from the cutter (3) and, in turn, comprising: i) a lateral wall (40) that encloses a zone (402) for at least partially housing the cutter (3); ii) a base (41) from which said lateral wall (40) extends; —transmitting means (5) for transmitting an opening torque, from the covering to the cutter, for opening the frangible mouth (20), said transmitting means (5) comprising a first and a second portion (51, 52) incorporated in the covering (4) and in the cutter (3), respectively; said first portion (51) being incorporated in the base (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BORMIOLI PHARMA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Valerio Paganuzzi
  • Patent number: 10932991
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of baby appliance structure, and provides a feeding bottle, including: a body and at least one non-return valve integrally formed at a lower of the body. The non-return valve includes a connection portion that is connected at the body, an extension portion for disturbing the laminar flow state of the internal liquid of the body when shaking the body, and a valve for allowing only the air outside to enter into the body, the extension portion is tapered and extends along a surface of the body toward the interior of the body, the extension portion is located at the inside of the bottom of the body, or located above the inside of the bottom of the body and in the vicinity of the inside of the bottom of the body. This design can solve the problem that the structure of the existing feeding bottle may cause flatulence to the baby due to the unbalanced pressure and may easily lead to incomplete dissolution of the milk powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Sau Chai Henry Tong
  • Patent number: 10935185
    Abstract: A container assembly, in particular of an air pressure system of a utility vehicle, includes a first region and a second region, wherein the first and the second region together enclose at least part of a container interior, wherein the first and the second region are connected to each other via a joining region, and wherein the joining region is subjected to a shearing load in the event of loading from the container interior side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAF-HOLLAND GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Brunsch
  • Patent number: 10933739
    Abstract: A cap includes a bottomed first cover portion, and a second cover portion provided on a receiving opening side of the first cover portion. The second cover portion includes an outside cover that covers a contact portion of a receptacle. The contact portion comes into contact with a distal end of a supply nozzle when the supply nozzle is connected with the receptacle. The outside cover has a tapered shape such that an outer diameter of the outside cover is decreased towards the first cover portion from one end of the cap where the receiving opening is provided. The outside cover has an internal dimension that allows the outside cover to be separated from an outer peripheral portion of the receptacle when the cap is attached to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Shuhei Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10934056
    Abstract: A holder for pre-assembling, transporting, and displaying edibles, and comprising, a cup having a bottom surface, a sidewall surface and an open top, and a cup centerline that extends perpendicularly from the bottom surface, and wherein the sidewall has a defined height, a dowel pin, and a rod having top and bottom ends and a centerline therebetween, wherein the rod top end contacts the cup bottom surface, and wherein the rod having a configuration adapted to enable the rod to support the cup when the rod and cup centerlines intersect with an angle ranging from 0-90 degrees, and wherein sidewall height and surface supports the edible in a pre-assembled specified shape having a desired initial appearance at an initial location, and then the transport of the pre-assembled edible to a final destination such that the initial appearance of the edible is not changed during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Shannon C. Isaac