Patents Examined by J. Gregory Pickett
  • Patent number: 11325778
    Abstract: A wastebasket liner is configured to attach to an inner surface of a wastebasket so that the liner does not show conspicuously above a top rim of the wastebasket. The liner has an adhesive layer disposed on its outer surface at or adjacent a top edge of the liner so that the liner can be adhered in place within the wastebasket. One or more pull members are provided to assist in removing the liner from the wastebasket. Such pull member can be bonded to the liner, and has a free portion that is configured to be grasped by a user so that the user can easily pull on the liner to detach the adhesive from the wastebasket and remove the liner from the wastebasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Michelle Villaneda
  • Patent number: 11325756
    Abstract: An improved lid and pail combination provides a child resistant connection for use with pails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: M&M Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn H. Morris, Jr., Darrell Davis
  • Patent number: 11326856
    Abstract: A safety storage system includes a safety case with case body and a case lid; a lock bag with a bag portion made from a cut-resistant material and a cable guide; and a cable lock, including a lock body, a lock cable, and a key; such that the lock cable protrudes through the cable guide to attach the cable lock to the lock bag; such that the safety case with the handgun inside can be locked inside the lock bag with the cable lock, whereby the handgun is safely stored in the safety storage system. Additionally, the safety storage system can be secured in position with the lock cable attached to a mounting structure with the lock bag closed and the safety case with the handgun inside locked in the interior of the lock bag, thereby preventing access to and theft of the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Nelson R. De La Nuez
  • Patent number: 11325306
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure relate to a build material container for a three-dimensional printing system. The container has an external casing with an upper surface, a lower compartment to receive a build material reservoir, at least one load-bearing element, and an upper compartment below the upper surface. The upper compartment and the lower compartment are separated by a lower surface. The at least one load-bearing element is arranged below the lower surface. The upper compartment has stiffening members arranged to distribute load received from the upper surface to the at least one load-bearing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xavier Gasso, Carlos Martinez Castellanos, Ivan Ferrero
  • Patent number: 11325758
    Abstract: A composite container lid includes an inner plug 1 with a flow-out port and an upper lid 3 detachably attached to a container mouth portion 80, wherein: the inner plug 1 includes an upper lid engaging cylinder 5, a container mouth portion-securing member 7 having a circumferential wall 9 that surrounds the upper lid engaging cylinder 5, and linking pieces 11 that link the inner surface of the circumferential wall 9 to the upper lid engaging cylinder 5 so as to form a flow-out port 13; the upper lid engaging cylinder 5 is provided, on the upper end portion of the outer surface thereof, with a circumferential protuberance 5a for temporary engagement; engaging pieces 37 are formed on the inner surface of a top plate 31 of the upper lid 3, the engaging pieces 37 having an undercut 37a for temporarily engaging with the circumferential protuberance 5a that temporary engages with the upper lid engaging cylinder; and a sound-suppressing protrusion 50 is provided in a region surrounded by the engaging pieces 37.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Toru Sahara, Takashi Sugiyama, Yuji Tomitaka, Miki Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 11319135
    Abstract: A configurable container is provided that has an interior surface configured to secure one or more rigid or flexible dividers and to allow for reconfigurable interior compartments of the container. The dividers may also include an integrated material such as a gel that can be heated or cooled in order to maintain a desired temperature within the container. The container may include a lid that engages the top surfaces of the dividers to establish a plurality of substantially sealed compartments within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Packit, LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Kieling, Roland Ecarma, Kate Abdelmalek, Scot Herbst, Will Hunter, Eamonn Kelly
  • Patent number: 11312544
    Abstract: A cap for a container is formed so that the cap has a top plate and a circular sidewall. Two opposite sides of the circular sidewall circularly connect to each other, one periphery of the circular sidewall connecting to one surface of the top plate forming a closed end, and another periphery of the circular sidewall at an opposite side of the closed end forms an opened end. Incisions are in the circular sidewall. The incisions form a ring member located at the opened end of the cap separated from a main body of the cap by a first incision and a second incision between the opened end of the main body and the ring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ThisCap, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Maguire
  • Patent number: 11312561
    Abstract: A flexible pouch for two-component products includes a front panel, a back panel and a pair of side seals. An upper compartment is formed between the front panel, the back panel, one of the pair of side seals, an intermediate side seal and a bottom frangible seal. A lower compartment is formed beneath the upper compartment between the front panel and the back panel. A vertical passage extends between the intermediate side seal and another of the pair of side seals from the lower compartment to an opening. Rupture of the bottom frangible seal provides a fluid passageway from the upper compartment to the lower compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 11305923
    Abstract: A closure comprises a polymeric top wall portion, a polymeric annular skirt portion, a polymeric liner and a polymeric disc. The polymeric annular skirt portion depends from the polymeric top wall portion. The annular skirt portion includes an internal thread formation for mating engagement with an external thread formation of a container. The polymeric disc has an exterior surface. The polymeric disc is located between the polymeric top wall portion and the polymeric liner. The polymeric disc includes a plurality of channels formed therein. The plurality of channels assists in allowing liquid to travel on the exterior surface of the polymeric disc and between the polymeric annular skirt portion and an external finish of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Migas, Ramesh Kamath
  • Patent number: 11309200
    Abstract: A back side substrate support portion 6 includes a lower side inclined face 622 on which an end of a back face of a substrate W slides, and a substrate support portion 632 that is located above the lower side inclined face 622 and can support an edge portion of the substrate W. When a container main body opening portion 21 is closed by a lid body 3, the edge portion of the substrate W slides on the lower side inclined face 622 and reaches the substrate support portion 632. At least a portion of the lower side inclined face 622 is configured from a second member that is different from a first member that configures the substrate support portion 632, and the second member has a lower maximum static friction coefficient and lower wear resistance than the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MIRAIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoko Kai
  • Patent number: 11299330
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure for a container with an outer screw thread opening, including an outer cap with a first sidewall and a first top wall and an inner cap with a second sidewall and a second top wall, the inner cap being coaxially nested within the outer cap and being provided with an inner thread to screw the inner cap onto the container. The outer cap and the inner cap include a first cooperating engagement means, and a second cooperating engagement means wherein the second cooperating engagement means includes a plurality of strip-like elastic members wherein each strip-like elastic member is inclined relative to the first top wall and includes a reinforcing element arranged between the first or second top wall and the strip-like elastic member connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AIRNOV, INC.
    Inventors: Jacquy Lebon, Dominique Bois
  • Patent number: 11299337
    Abstract: Flexible packages with reinforcing areas and flat panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Edward Daniel Theiss, III
  • Patent number: 11299312
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for producing a leak-tight vessel for holding a gas and/or liquid, comprising the steps of winding a heat-sealable thermoplastic barrier strip around a removable mandrel in such a way that each strip fragment overlaps with a substantially parallel strip fragment over at least a lateral overlapping distance, consolidating the overlapping strip fragments so as to form a gas and/or liquid tight layer, winding a fibrous material around the gas and/or liquid tight layer, thereby leaving an opening large enough for removing the mandrel. The invention also describes a leak-tight vessel produced in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Covess N.V.
    Inventors: Tony Vanswijgenhoven, Dieter Vanswijgenhoven, Axel Seifert
  • Patent number: 11292641
    Abstract: A plastic closure includes a lower part, a lid, integrally connected to the lower part via a hinge, and at least one integrity guarantee element to indicate if the plastic closure has ever been opened. The plastic closure further includes at least one first detent element and at least one second detent element, and the at least one first detent element forms at least one integrity guarantee element and in the closed state and before the plastic closure is opened for the first time is in engagement with the at least one second detent element. The first detent element has a predetermined breaking point, and, when the plastic closure is opened for the first time via a pivoting movement of the lid, the predetermined breaking point can be broken and at least one part of the first detent element is configured to swing out to release the second detent element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Rolf Mühlemann
  • Patent number: 11292649
    Abstract: The packaging bag is a packaging bag made of a laminate formed in a bag shape, the laminate being composed of a paper substrate, a foamed sheet made of polyolefin resin laminated on an inner side relative to the paper substrate, and a sealant layer laminated on an inner side relative to the foamed sheet, which are laminated with the sealant layer facing inward. In the packaging bag, a thickness of the foamed sheet is in a range of 0.8 mm to 5.0 mm, an expansion ratio of the foamed sheet is in a range of 15 to 50 times, and a bending stiffness of the paper substrate in an MD direction is in a range of 150 mN to 700 mN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Misao Nishigaki, Eriko Nagata
  • Patent number: 11292646
    Abstract: A container for storing a plurality of consumable goods includes a lid that includes a base and an upper portion hingedly coupled to the base. The container also includes an interlocking segment. The interlocking segment includes a removable strip coupled to an engagement strip at a frangible joint. The removable strip is coupled to the one of the base and the upper portion and the engagement strip is coupled to the other of the base and the upper portion. The removable strip is detachable at the frangible joint via manual actuation of the removable strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Jingcheng Bai, Yali Cheng
  • Patent number: 11292666
    Abstract: Disclosed is a garbage can including a cover turning mechanism, the cover turning mechanism includes a housing, a cover, a first connecting rod and a second connecting rod. Wherein the housing is installed with a motor and a rotating rod is rotatably connected to the housing; the cover covers the housing and the cover is fixedly connected with the rotating rod; the first connecting rod is fixedly connected with the motor; one end of the second connecting rod is rotatably connected to the first connecting rod, and other end of the second connecting rod is rotatably connected to the cover; a torsional spring is arranged on the rotating rod, the torsional spring bears against an inner wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangmen Jinlong High Technology Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinsheng Liao, Weitang Lu
  • Patent number: 11284730
    Abstract: A drinking vessel having a cup with a removable lid having an inlet-outlet opening which receives an elastic straw-vent assembly having a flexible tubular straw and an air passageway forming a vent opening. A cover movably mounted on top of the lid, shiftable between a closed and an open position, with an inward surface of the cover forming fluid tight seal with the vent opening when the cover is in the closed position. In the closed position the cover engages the straw, folding the straw against the lid to seal the straw passageway, and in the open position, the straw fluid passageway and the vent opening are unobstructed by the cover. A removeable elastic straw-vent assembly is also disclosed having a tab to be grasped by the user for easy removal for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Dannielle Lisa Michaels, Monique Miriam Filer
  • Patent number: 11278094
    Abstract: Provided is a document holder having a first wall, a second wall, a top plate, a rear plate, a first divider, and a second divider, where the document holder is configured to interface with a receiving surface. Further, the document holder may include a slider that may traverse a first chamber, a second chamber, and a third chamber, where any of the chambers may include a document. The slider may reversibly conceal the document(s), enabling a third party to view the document(s) from an outside perspective when the slider is removed from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Griffin, Michelle Bradley
  • Patent number: 11279531
    Abstract: A beverage can cap is outfitted upon an upper portion of a beverage can for enabling a user to selectively cover the upper portion. The upper can portion has an upper can rim and a can capping plate. The beverage can cap essentially includes an upper cap rim, a cap plate centrally located relative to the cap rim, and a cap opening. The beverage can cap is attachable to the upper can portion of the beverage can such that the upper cap rim receives the upper can rim and the cap plate extends in parallel relation to the can capping plate. In certain embodiments, the beverage can cap is rotatable about a cap axis of rotation for selectively positioning the cap plate in superior adjacency to a beverage-letting aperture formable in the can capping plate for selectively covering the beverage-letting aperture with a portion of the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok