Patents Examined by Jacob K. Ackun
  • Patent number: 12037176
    Abstract: A blister packaging comprises a thermoformed web (30) with cavities (10) for a product formed therein, comprising at least two co-extruded layers: a main layer (34) comprising HDPE and up to 2% of a first additive, and a sealing layer (36) comprising HDPE and at most 50% of LLDPE, and a flat lid (20), comprising at least three co-extruded layers: an outer HDPE layer (22) containing up to 5% of a second additive, an intermediate HDPE layer (24) comprising a third additive suitable to decrease elongation at break, and an inner sealing layer (26), wherein the thermoformed web (30) and the flat lid (20) are heat-sealed together. The invention further relates to a packaged pharmaceutical or nutritional product comprising a comprising such a blister packaging, and a pharmaceutical or nutritional product (40) in solid form contained in the cavities. It further relates to a method for producing such a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: HALEON CH SARL
    Inventor: Vincent Jean-Pierre Raspail
  • Patent number: 12037175
    Abstract: A contact lens package kit is described that includes a contact lens packages, wherein each contact lens package includes a base member having a cavity and a sealing member coupled to the base member. An unworn contact lens is provided in a packaging solution within the sealed cavity. The base member is a thermoplastic material (or other recyclable material) and includes a substantially planar surface surrounding the cavity to provide a sealing surface for the sealing member. The kit also includes at least one fastener configured to retain a plurality of base members from each of the contact lens packages after the contact lens is removed from the cavity. A recyclable thermoplastic contact lens assembly is also described, that includes empty contact lens packages attached to a fastener. A method to recycle used contact lens packages, such as curbside recycling, is further described that uses the fastener, and the fastener itself is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Javier E. Alayon Rivera, Cataldo Zucaro, Brittany Whitenack, Lucas Sievens Figueroa, Jesus Javier Rivera Velez
  • Patent number: 12029291
    Abstract: A protective cover and mount for a personal electronic device that is capable of using a wireless charging system comprising a wireless charger and a power cord having a plug. The protective cover features a cavity recessed into underlying structure. The cavity is shaped to accommodate the wireless charger, and the underlying structure is shaped so that power cords connected to the wireless charger can be conveniently managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Speculative Product Design, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Hynecek, Darrick Del Moral, Scott Goard
  • Patent number: 12029311
    Abstract: A device for providing oral care includes at least one lumen fluidly coupled to a brush head. The lumen is adapted to suction fluid via an aperture disposed within the brush head. The brush head may be provided an oral cleaning fluid to facilitate cleaning of oral anatomy. The oral cleaning fluid may be provided within a cup provided within a containment assembly coupled to the oral care tool. Alternatively, or in addition, the cleaning fluid may be provided via fluid reservoir fluidly coupled to the oral care tool. The brush head comprises a bristles section and a foam section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brett C. Blabas, Ronald C. Cagle, Thomas Keaty, Jr., Jay Roberts, David P. Beck, Heather K. Mercier
  • Patent number: 12030711
    Abstract: An intermodal container comprising: a bottom frame; a first side end wall configured to slide into a first side of the bottom frame, the first side end wall is height adjustable with respect to the bottom frame; a second side end wall configured to slide into a second side of the bottom frame, the second side opposite of the first side, the second side end wall is height adjustable with respect to the bottom frame; a front gate configured to attach to the bottom frame, the front gate configured to rotate with respect to the bottom frame, and the front gate further configured to lock into place with respect with the bottom frame at various angles of rotation with respect to the bottom frame; a rear gate configured to attach to the bottom frame, on a side of the bottom frame opposite from the front gate, and the rear gate configured to rotate with respect to the bottom frame, and the rear gate further configured to lock into place with respect with the bottom frame gate at various angles of rotation with respec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKCAGE INC.
    Inventors: Eirik Skeid, Andriy Koba
  • Patent number: 12030712
    Abstract: A transport container includes: a bottom member where the transported object is placed; left and right side members disposed beside the bottom member; a handle disposed above the bottom member; left and right lower connecting members interconnecting the bottom member and side members; and left and right upper connecting members interconnecting the side and the handle members, which are respectively interconnected via hinges. When the handle is not lifted, the side members are separated from the bottom member. When the handle is lifted, the side members laterally support the transported object. As for the transport method, with the transported object stacked in the up-down direction, the transport container is installed at an unloading location such that the lower and upper connecting members are laid to be non-parallel to the side member, and the transported object is taken out from the front or rear between the left and right side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junpei Hokari, Tadao Yabuhara
  • Patent number: 12024350
    Abstract: Contact lens packages are provided and each includes a base member having a cavity and a sealing member coupled to the base member. An unworn contact lens is provided in a packaging solution within the sealed cavity. The base member is a thermoplastic or other recyclable material. The base member includes at least one latch and at least one slot. The latch and slot are configured to connect to the slot and latch, respectively, of another base member, after the contact lenses are removed from the cavities. A recyclable thermoplastic contact lens assembly is also provided that includes empty contact lens package base members stacked and connected together. A method to recycle used contact lens package base members, such as by curbside recycling, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Javier E. Alayon Rivera, Jose A. Burgos Cruz, Jesus Javier Rivera Velez, Lucas Sievens Figueroa
  • Patent number: 12024349
    Abstract: Contact lens packages are provided and each includes a base member having a cavity and a sealing member coupled to the base member. An unworn contact lens is provided in a packaging solution within the sealed cavity. The base member is a thermoplastic or other recyclable material. The base member includes at least one latch and at least one slot. The latch and slot are configured to connect to the slot and latch, respectively, of another base member, after the contact lenses are removed from the cavities. A recyclable thermoplastic contact lens assembly is also provided that includes empty contact lens package base members stacked and connected together. A method to recycle used contact lens package base members, such as by curbside recycling, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Javier E. Alayon Rivera, Jose A. Burgos Cruz, Jesus Javier Rivera Velez, Lucas Sievens Figueroa
  • Patent number: 12006096
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a ?-diketone storage container including: a metal storage container to which a liquid ?-diketone is charged, the metal being an aluminum material; and an inorganic film on an inner surface of the storage container, the inorganic film containing at least one material selected from the group consisting of silicon dioxide, silicon carbonitride, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, diamond, and diamond-like carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Takashi Masuda, Kazuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 12006116
    Abstract: A carrier for holding at least one article includes a plurality of panels and a handle. The plurality of panels extends at least partially around an interior of the carrier, and the plurality of panels includes a top panel, a bottom panel, and at least one side panel. The handle includes at least one handle feature in the top panel. The at least one handle feature includes a plurality of foldably connected handle sections that includes a first outer section and a second outer section each foldably connected to a central section and such that the at least one handle feature is positionable between a first, substantially flat configuration and a second, substantially recessed configuration wherein the handle is activated for carrying the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Patent number: 11993764
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to the determination of ecological processes. In one aspect, a device includes a base and a substrate in contact with a first side of the base. The base defines a stem port. The substrate and the first side of the base define a chamber. The chamber includes a root chamber and a first nutrient chamber. The root chamber and the first nutrient chamber are separated by a first mesh having openings of about 1 micron to 300 microns. The device is operable to house a plant, with roots of the plant being in the root chamber, and a stem of the plant passing through the stem port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jens Heller, Lauren Jabusch, Peter Kim, Trent Northen, N. Louise Glass
  • Patent number: 11992102
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the disclosure relate to, e.g., a case of a wearable electronic device wearable on a human body portion. According to certain embodiments of the disclosure, there may be provided an electronic device case for storing a wearable electronic device comprising a case housing forming a space for receiving the wearable electronic device, a conductive supporting member disposed in the case housing, and a contact member disposed in the space for receiving the wearable electronic device and exposed to an exterior when the case housing is opened, electrically connected with the conductive supporting member, and configured to at least partially contact a conductive portion of the wearable electronic device. Other various embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongmin Yoon, Sungkwang Yang, Joonyoung Song, Hyunmo Yang, Kyuhyung Cho, Nammin Jo, Heonjun Ha, Seungnyun Kim, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11981501
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a loading cassette and a target substrate loading method to which same is applied. The loading cassette according to the embodiment comprises: an upper plate; a lower plate facing the upper plate while having a space therebetween; an edge support part for connecting the upper plate to the lower plate and supporting the left and right edges of a target substrate; and a rear surface support part for connecting the upper plate to the lower plate and supporting the center and the rear surface-edge of the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Absolics Inc.
    Inventors: Sungjin Kim, Youngho Rho, Jincheol Kim, Byungkyu Jang
  • Patent number: 11974721
    Abstract: A cart for storage of an endoscope is provided. The cart comprises a housing having a slot configured to slidably receive a tray. The tray is configured to store an endoscope, and a timer is coupled to the housing, slot and/or tray. The timer is configured to display increments of time that the endoscope is stored in the tray. Systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Medivators Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Jackson, Stephen Nichols, Lindani Phungula, Colin Oxford, Gary Spencer
  • Patent number: 11963803
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a sterile kit that may include a tray constructed and arranged to hold the necessary items to access an Ommaya reservoir and the tray may define a plurality of other resources or indentations constructed and arranged to seat, hold, or house additional components of the sterile kit. The sterile kit may additionally include a paper towel, a fenestrated drape, a plurality of sponge applicators, at least one pouch of povidone-iodine, at least one retractable winged butterfly needle, at least one luer lock syringe, a 3-way stopcock, a plurality of collection vials with tops which may be screwed on to prevent the contents thereof from leaking or escaping, sterile pads, bandages including adhesive bandages, and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Jennifer Mabold
  • Patent number: 11967255
    Abstract: A protective trading card sleeve includes a substantially planar first wall and a substantially planar second wall. The first wall can have a plurality of edges including a first edge. The first edge of the first wall can be continuous and non-angular. The first edge of the first wall can have a first edge length. The substantially planar second wall can directly face the first wall and can have a substantially similar configuration as the first wall. The second wall can have a plurality of edges including a first edge that at least partially aligns with the first edge of the first wall. The first edge of the second wall can be continuous and non-angular. The first edge of the second wall can have a first edge length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Bryan Friedman
  • Patent number: 11958655
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical storage box to be stored in a pharmaceutical refrigerator so as to be freely movable in and out of the pharmaceutical refrigerator, the pharmaceutical storage box including: a bottom plate on which a pharmaceutical is placed, the pharmaceutical having an attached IC tag; a first side plate having an attached first antenna, the first side plate removably connected to a first end surface of the bottom plate; a second side plate removably connected to a second end surface of the bottom plate; and a back plate removably connected to a third end surface of the bottom plate, wherein the first side plate has a first connection structure connectable to the second end surface, wherein the second side plate has a second connection structure that is connectable to the first end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamaji, Motohiro Kawakami, Hideyuki Morii
  • Patent number: 11957224
    Abstract: A hygienic receptacle for storing and transporting soiled articles, the hygienic receptacle including odor-neutralizing and/or absorbing material and sealable opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Chenavis Evans
  • Patent number: 11960665
    Abstract: A drape for an input control console of an elongate device may comprise a main drape section configured to fit over the input control console via a main opening at one end of the main drape section. The drape may also comprise a plurality of pockets. Each of the plurality of pockets may include a pocket opening that is attached to a respective secondary opening in the main drape section. Each of the plurality of pockets may be configured to be anchored, at the pocket opening, to a side surface of a respective raised ring or bezel on the input control console using a respective tightening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Bailey, Federico Barbagli, Reuben D. Brewer, Christopher R Carlson, Vincent Duindam, Tania K. Morimoto, Michael D. Paris, Oliver J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11958675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel PTP blister packaging material, a PTP blister package comprising the same, and a method of manufacturing the same, and more particularly, to a PET-based blister package which is easy to cut and can be formed with a smooth cut surface, a blister package manufactured using the same as well as a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ICONIC FUSIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyo Jin Park