Patents Examined by Jacob K. Ackun
  • Patent number: 11685586
    Abstract: An inflatable packaging structure, including at least one inflatable panel made of a plurality of layers of thermoplastic material, the at least one inflatable panel includes a plurality of fluid chambers, whereas a one-way check valve is incorporated into at least one of the plurality of fluid chambers, an air supply line, configured to commonly communicate with each of the one-way check valves to supply fluid into the fluid chambers; and at least two heat sealed edges formed on the at least one inflatable panel, each of which is configured to attach a portion of the at least one inflatable panel to another portion thereof; and wherein the at least two heat sealed edges extend generally in parallel with respect to each other and configured to form the inflatable packaging structure with at least partially rectangular cross-section, having at least four faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Aeris Protective Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Leiberman
  • Patent number: 11679923
    Abstract: A package for enclosing an oral care device includes a first layer and a second layer removably coupled to the first layer. The second layer includes a first section configured to enclose a first portion of an oral care device, a second section configured to enclose a second portion of the oral care device, and a formed region disposed between the first section and the second section, wherein the formed region is configured to prevent the first portion from moving from the first section into the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Beck, Brett C. Blabas, Ronald C. Cagle, Thomas Keaty, Jr., Heather K. Mercier, Jay R. Roberts
  • Patent number: 11672625
    Abstract: A packaging for a medical device including at least: a support including at least a first end and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the support is deformable between at least: a storage position in which the support is arranged fully inside in the outer casing, a display position, in which the support is arranged outside the outer casing and the first portion and the second portion of the support each extend along a secant axis to the third portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: NOVASTEP
    Inventors: Lilian Gazonnet, Chloé Laroche, Loïc Girod, Grégory Gledel
  • Patent number: 11667447
    Abstract: A can retaining apparatus and advertising platform comprising a strip with an upper surface, a lower surface and a perimeter edge. The strip is preferably rectangular shaped and can be made of various materials including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PET G), plastic, metal, wood, rubber, fabric, vinyl, cardboard or a composite. Located on the strip is at least one, and preferably multiple retaining members, configured as an arrow structure within an oval opening, and onto which a can is secured and captively held. Also, on the strip is at least one, and preferably multiple, advertising sections. Each advertising section is configured to display product or promotional information from a company or organization. The advertising sections are either printed on, or are a substrate attached by attachment means, such as adhesive. A scannable image on the strip allows information to be stored and transferred to a person using the apparatus and platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Tommy L. Patton
  • Patent number: 11660385
    Abstract: Packages comprising a film surrounding the medical device are described and including a tear-enabling feature and a gripping feature enabling a user to use a finger, a thumb or an end of a tool to apply a sufficient tearing force to cause the tear-enabling feature to tear and move the first end of the package away from the second end of the package using only one hand and to expose the medical device to be accessed for use. Also described are methods of packaging a medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bhanupratapsingh Dharmendrasingh Thakore, Preetika Singh, Satyabhan Jat
  • Patent number: 11653992
    Abstract: A holding device for a packaging, more particularly for a sterile packaging, for holding, in a specific location, a medical tool having a tool shaft with a working end, which is to be protected against user-side contact, in a receiving space of the packaging, wherein the holding device has holding means for receiving, in a specific position, the tool, wherein the holding device has a stop for the working end for positioning the tool in the direction of the tool shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Frederick Lenzenhuber, Roland-Alois Högerle
  • Patent number: 11655065
    Abstract: A container includes a plurality of panels connected together at fold lines configured for extending at least partially around an interior space, including a front panel, a first side panel, a back panel and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps are included, each end flap foldably connected to a respective one of the panels. The end flaps are overlapped with one another to enclose an end of the interior space. An air cell flap is foldably connected to at least one of the end flaps and/or one of the panels, wherein the air cell flap is within the interior space and is inwardly offset from the end flaps to define an air cell between the air cell flap and the end flaps to protect product within the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Simpkins, Craig W. Buscema
  • Patent number: 11643261
    Abstract: A biodegradable flexible container carrier is formed using a biodegradable plastic material that defines an array of apertures for receiving beverage containers. The biodegradable plastic material includes at least one of a) a polyolefin mixed with a prodegradant additive, b) a polyolefin extruded with a biodegradable co-resin, and c) a biodegradable structural polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Michael Schertzer
  • Patent number: 11642208
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a flexible container, a port, and a support structure. The container includes a first layer coupled to a second layer to define a storage volume within which a tissue specimen can be contained. The first layer is characterized by a first stiffness and the second layer characterized by a second stiffness. An edge of the first layer is spaced apart from an edge of the second layer to define an opening into the storage volume. The edge of the first layer and the edge of the second layer are configured to form a peelable seal that hermetically seals the storage volume such that the first layer can be peeled away from the second layer to expose the storage volume. The port is coupled to the flexible container and allows fluid communication between the storage volume and an external volume. The support structure is configured to support the tissue specimen within the storage volume and is characterized by a third stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Instant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Madeline C. Alden, Kimber L. Burley, Tara C. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 11642452
    Abstract: A container (10) for storing new and used pen needles (20,30), the container (10) comprising a housing (12) including a first compartment (50) configured to store one or mom new pen needles (20), and a second compartment (52) configured to store one or more used pen needles (30), wherein the first and second compartments (50,52) are inversely adjustable in size to accommodate various combinations of new and used pen needles (20, 30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Victor Politis, Mark Bowen
  • Patent number: 11634261
    Abstract: A protective packaging web is disclosed. The web includes a flexible inflatable web that includes inflatable chambers having inlets and configured for receiving a fluid from the inlets and sealing the fluid therein, the inflatable chambers being configured such that, when inflated, the inflatable web structure has a first contoured exterior surface including a plurality of peaks and valleys, and a flexible first outer ply affixed to the peaks and detached from the valleys of the first contoured surface, such that when the inflatable chambers are inflated, the first outer ply extends along a phantom first tangential surface, bridging the valleys of the first contoured surface, such that when the chambers are inflated the affixed first outer ply and the inflatable web cooperatively form a framed structure having significantly elevated bending stiffness compared to a bending stiffness resulting from the inflatable web structure absent the attached first outer ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Patent number: 11628970
    Abstract: A pallet collar which is a casing structure, generally having four walls interconnected to form a rectangular frame, and used for providing a pallet with walls enclosing a loading space thereof, to hold and protect goods placed on the pallet during storage and/or transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: NEFAB AB
    Inventors: Mattias Steibert, Qinxin Lu, David Nowak, Andreas Pihl
  • Patent number: 11628968
    Abstract: A packaging tray for holding a tube-type container having a tube body with a cap for sealing contents in the tube body on one end and a crimped tube portion on another end. The packaging tray including: a folded body formed of paper board, the folded body having a top surface having a first aperture configured to accommodate and retain the tube-type container therein. The folded body having a tube crimp support at a first end of the first aperture, the tube crimp support being configured to secure the crimped tube portion in the first aperture, the tube crimp support comprising first, second and third layers, the first layer having the top surface, the second layer being sandwiched between the first and third layers, and the second layer having a first end comprising a first stop for preventing the crimped tube portion disposed between the first and third layers from moving longitudinally in a first direction within the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Dusan Henigman, Stuart Shrode
  • Patent number: 11623812
    Abstract: A buffer member provided includes a base portion, and pairs of first buffer portions, second buffer portions, and inclined plate portions. The base portion includes a hollow portion, a lateral base portion defining an upper part of the hollow portion, and a pair of vertical base portions defining both sides of the hollow portion. The first buffer portions are continuous to lower edges of the vertical base portions and protrude outwardly in a first direction. The vertical buffer portions are continuous to the first buffer portions. The second buffer portions include the vertical buffer portions and a pair of upper-extending portions. The upper-extending portions each extend upward from a corresponding one of the vertical buffer portions. The inclined plate portions include engaging portions that are continuous to the pair of upper extending portions, extend obliquely in a second direction, and engage with an edge portion of the lateral base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Itano
  • Patent number: 11623811
    Abstract: A packaging part (1) for securing an item to be packaged in an outer packaging, has at least one supporting body (2, 16) that acts as a decoupling element. The supporting body is formed as a hollow body and projects from a bearing base. The supporting body (2, 16) has a base with a relatively large cross-section in the area of the bearing base and tapers in a direction away from the bearing base. The supporting body (2, 16) further has in its shell surface at least one line of weakness (14) that divides the supporting body into an upper part and a lower part. The upper part of the supporting body (2, 16) can be pressed along the line of weakness (14), preferably completely, into the lower part under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Buhl-PaperForm GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Buhl
  • Patent number: 11623808
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a re-sealable label for covering an opening of a box includes a sheet of polymer material that includes a re-sealable adhesive on an underside thereof. A liner is adhered to the underside of the sheet of polymer material. The liner is configured to cover the opening and includes a foil layer and a paper layer. The sheet of polymer material includes a line of perforations wherein one or more of the perforations of the line of perforations include a rectilinear portion and a non-rectilinear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bellamah, Scott A. Fath, Andrew Peeler
  • Patent number: 11612474
    Abstract: Packaging for a medical implant such as a hernia repair prosthetic material includes a carrier and a stiffener. The hernia repair prosthetic material is placed adjacent to the stiffener within the carrier. The carrier assembly is sealed within an outer pouch, such as a foil pouch, and sterilized. When the carrier is being removed from the pouch in preparation for surgery, the stiffener helps prevent the carrier assembly from contacting non-sterile portions of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: James McAdam, Pam Fotopoulos, Timothy Early
  • Patent number: 11608218
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an article carrier (90) for packaging a plurality of articles and to a blank (10) for forming the article carrier. The article carrier comprises a plurality of primary panels (12,14,16,18) for forming a tubular structure and defining an interior thereof. The plurality of primary panels includes a first panel (12) and a second panel (14) opposing the first panel. The article carrier further comprises a partition structure for dividing the interior into two or more article-receiving cells. The carrier is formed form a blank comprising a partition-forming section (PS) which comprises a primary partition panel (22,24) and a secondary partition panel (40,44,36,46) formed from the primary partition panel and hingedly connected at one of the opposing ends thereof to the primary partition panel. The upper edge (E1) of the secondary partition panel is defined at least in part by a cutaway (R1) extending from a free end edge (E3) of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory P. Hayter, Matthew E. Zacherle, Andrew T. Peeler, Calvin L. Peterson, Brian D. Souza
  • Patent number: 11607504
    Abstract: A device configured to receive and safely store a plurality of used needle-containing medical apparatus such as syringes, IV catheter introducers, bodily fluid collection devices and blood collection tube holders and to dispense a sterile medical apparatus having the same or a similar shape, size and configuration as that deposited into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Kathryn Duesman, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: 11602405
    Abstract: Packaging systems and surgical kits for a tool that has a cutting bur and a shaft. A casing includes a distal section defining a cavity to receive the cutting bur of the tool. A proximal section is coupled to the distal section and receives the shaft of the tool. The proximal section is detachable from the distal section. At least a portion of the distal section comprises a colored indicator to provide a visual indication of a location of the cutting bur of the tool. Instructions are provided on the proximal section and the instructions illustrate one or more steps for installing the tool to a surgical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Limited
    Inventors: Michael Moloney, Conor O'Donovan