Patents Examined by Jacob K. Ackun
  • Patent number: 10661955
    Abstract: An adhesive patch and method of use thereof for forming a plurality of stackable items into a vertically stacked load are described. The method may include delivering an aligned stack of items positioned on a pallet for eventual transportation while minimizing the misalignment of the stackable items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Noel Titus
  • Patent number: 10661957
    Abstract: Tool kits are provided with multiple detachable tool components. The tool kits are formed into a planar card shape with an irregular outer boundary that includes at least part of a profile of one or more of the detachable tool component(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: READYMAN, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Kirkham, Evan Hafer
  • Patent number: 10661947
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pouch (1) for tobacco comprising a first pocket, wherein at least a wall of the pouch is formed of a flexible sheet laminate (6) composed of at least a first and a second layer (61, 62), the pouch further comprising a slide-in pocket (4) formed within the flexible sheet laminate, wherein the slide-in pocket comprises a pocket front wall (42) formed of a part of the first layer (61) of the flexible sheet laminate, a pocket back wall (41) formed of a part of the second layer (62) of the flexible sheet laminate and a first opening (5) arranged in the first layer or the second layer of the flexible sheet laminate, the interior of the slide-in pocket being accessible via the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Carmen Bühr, Björn Urban
  • Patent number: 10661942
    Abstract: A corrugated insert for supporting products within a shipping container is disclosed, which includes a plurality of rectangular panels foldably connected to one another along longitudinally extending edges thereof in such a manner so as to form an accordion configuration that includes an upper panel, a lower panel and a plurality of medial panels, each medial panel having a set of longitudinally spaced apart apertures formed therein, wherein the apertures on each medial panel are aligned with the apertures formed in an adjacent medial panel when the medial panels are in the accordion configuration for receiving supporting the products within the shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy L. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10660650
    Abstract: A retainer for a ligating clip cartridge includes a peripheral skirt nested within the cartridge. The retainer includes a planar peripheral top margin surface extending from the skirt. A plurality of spaced rectilinear upwardly arched boundary leaves project from opposite sides of the top margin surface. The distal ends of the boundary leaves include a pair of spaced, downwardly inclined integral distensions. When positioned within a cartridge loaded with clips, the distensions are registered with and spaced above bosses which extend transversely from each clip leg. Should the clips tend to prolapse within the cartridge; the bosses engage a keeper notch formed at the juncture between the upwardly arched boundary leaves and the downwardly inclined distensions to maintain the clips in position suitable for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GRENA USA LLC
    Inventors: Wieslaw Mieczyslaw Brodaczewski, Andrzej Janusz Decewicz
  • Patent number: 10658212
    Abstract: A ring spacer interposed between plate-shaped objects above and below in a container for storing and transporting the plate-shaped objects when a plurality of plate-shaped objects is stored in an up-and-down direction includes a ring-shaped abutment portion and a control portion. An upper face and a lower face in the abutment portion have an approximately flat shape and the upper face in the abutment portion abuts against a lower face of a peripheral edge portion of the plate-shaped object. The lower face in the abutment portion abuts against an upper face of the peripheral edge portion of the plate-shaped object. The control portion includes a control portion upper face positioned to protrude further upward than the support face of the abutment portion and a control portion lower face positioned at an appropriate location in a thickness direction of the abutment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki Nishijima, Takayuki Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 10639783
    Abstract: A tool holder comprises an insertion element, a collar and a frame. The insertion element is sized to fit within an opening of a chamber. The insertion element comprises at least one retention element, and each retention element is configured to apply pressure to a wall of the chamber thereby maintaining the disposition of the tool holder relative to the chamber. The collar is attached to the insertion element, and the collar is sized to prevent the tool holder from being completely inserted within the chamber. The frame defines an aperture sized to allow at least a portion of an elongated tool to drop through the aperture, yet further sized to prevent at least a portion of the elongated too to drop through the aperture, thereby suspending the elongated tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Edward G. Guirlinger
  • Patent number: 10633160
    Abstract: A packaging comprising a plastic foil molded part and a cover foil, wherein the plastic foil molded part defines the front side of the packaging and the cover foil defines the back side of the packaging and the cover foil is based on a carrier substrate provided with a semitransparent function layer, wherein the semitransparent function layer is constituted such that the cover foil has a first, visually recognizable color upon viewing in incident light and has a second, visually recognizable color upon viewing in transmitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Stephan Wessely
  • Patent number: 10631614
    Abstract: A kit and method for providing the consumer with supplies and instructions that can be used to blend their own custom color or predefined hot pour cosmetic color shades. The hot pour cosmetics involved include but are not limited to lipstick, lip gloss, foundation, cream blush and cream eyeshadow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Haloulos, Voula Lily Haloulos
  • Patent number: 10634991
    Abstract: There is provided a pellicle container for storing a pellicle used in lithography, having a tray and a cover between which the pellicle is stored, and the tray has a pellicle mount section on which the pellicle is used to be mounted, but the tray of this container further has a plane plate, preferably a quartz plane plate, having a flatness of 10 micrometers or smaller provided on top of the pellicle mount so as to stabilize the flatness of the pellicle, especially its agglutinant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Toru Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 10625918
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a foldable and biodegradable cushioning sheet comprising a plurality of cushions, which sheet comprises a flexible base film and a plurality of cushions located on the top surface of the flexible base film; and wherein the cushioning sheet can be folded to provide a sturdy inside corner, wherein an object can be placed, such that the object is protected and if needed immobilized, for example during packing and transporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Generation of Change B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Jacobus Anthonius Westgeest, Cornelis Jan van der Plas
  • Patent number: 10610456
    Abstract: The current disclosure is directed to a container with a dispensing schedule and, in various described implementations, to a container and a complementary cap that includes a dispensing schedule. During each dispensing cycle, which includes removing the cap from the container to allow access to the contents of the container and re-securing the cap to the container, the display schedule is automatically advanced to a next indication. In one implementation, the container is a bottle with a threaded neck and the cap is complementarily threaded and has a cylindrical rim and a schedule display. An indication on or within the schedule display is displayed through an aperture in the cap rim. Features included in the cap and the schedule display interoperate to ensure that the displayed indication is advanced to a next indication when the cap is unscrewed from, and subsequently threaded onto, the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Recap LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Albert Gosselin, Alfred Richard Balakier
  • Patent number: 10611519
    Abstract: A platform enables a bulk bin to have an object stacked thereupon, such as a pallet or another bulk bin. The platform includes first and second pairs of legs extending downwardly from a top wall. An upper planar surface of the top wall is devoid of any protrusions which extend thereabove. An outer leg of each pair is spaced from an inner leg of each pair, the outer and inner legs in each pair are parallel to each other, and each of the outer and inner legs extend at a 45-degree angle, or about a 45-degree angle, relative to a centerline of the platform. The platform is placed on an upper rim of the bulk bin such that the side wall(s) of the bulk bin are between the respective legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Clayton Anthony Frazier
  • Patent number: 10604301
    Abstract: A storage and display unit comprised of two foldable, slotted units is described. The slots are loaded with flat display items, such as name tags, index cards, and the like. The units may include two tray modules that may be formed into an L-shaped via attachment mechanisms such as snap-fittings, adhesives, and/or magnets. These attachment mechanisms are also useful in forming transportable cube and/or any number of arrangements for a display stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Jayne Martinson, Matthew Nick, Jennifer Bae Park, Bryan Martin Shova, Mike Motl
  • Patent number: 10597188
    Abstract: A configurable container assembly is described. Embodiments of the configurable container assembly can include a container having a plurality of slots located around a perimeter of a top of the container. The slots can be configured to receive protrusions of one or more accessories. The configurable container assembly can be implemented in a closed configuration and an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tailgate N Go
    Inventor: Ron Johnson
  • Patent number: 10588389
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present specification discloses a multi-component eyelash case for the safe keeping and storage of false eyelashes and/or eyelash extensions. In one embodiment, the eyelash case includes a sleeve, a drawer having eyelash mounts therein and a biasing mechanism whereby the mechanism provides biasing of the drawer into a drawer compartment when elements of the biasing mechanism are brought to within a biasing proximity of each other, thus securing the drawer and preventing its unintended opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Baddie B Lashes, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Ruiz, Emmanuel Santana
  • Patent number: 10580675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wafer storage container, more particularly, relates to a wafer storage container wherein the space of the wafer storage container is divided into the spaces, namely a storage room, a gas injection room, and a gas exhausting room, which are independent and separate from each other, so when the wafer storage container is transported to the load port and being coupled therewith, the purge gas is injected/exhausted through the separating walls inside the storage room, thereby efficiently removing the remaining fumes on the surface of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Pico & Tera Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bum Je Woo, Seok Mun Yoon, Myoung Sok Han, Hyun Sin Kim
  • Patent number: 10578890
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing, preserving and cleaning contact lenses includes a base housing; one or more lens bowls transparent to selected ranges of UV and IR light wavelengths; UV and IR light sources to direct UV and IR light into the lens bowls; a removable cover opaque to the UV light; one or more closure sensors to sense the status of the cover; a power supply; and, a controller in control communication with the UV and IR light sources, the power supply and the closure sensors, the controller causing the UV and IR light sources to cease emitting when the cover is not closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: William Cheslock
  • Patent number: 10568783
    Abstract: A tampon disposal device includes a tubular stiffener, and a membrane conforming to the stiffener with an opening on one end and an enclosure opposite the opening. The membrane is folded inside the stiffener into a first layer attached to the stiffener; and second and third layers that form a lip surrounding the stiffener near a stiffener rim. The second layer folds over the rim, reversing direction to become the third layer lip portion. The third layer continues inside the stiffener. A weak adhesive attaches the lip to the outside stiffener. Another adhesive attaches the first layer to the second layer inside the stiffener. When a hand grasps a tampon siring with the membrane and pulls on the string, the first adhesive allows the lip to separate and be pulled into the stiffener together with the tampon. Pushing inwardly on the stiffener seals the tampon inside the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Meital Mazor, Rabih Nassif
  • Patent number: 10564670
    Abstract: A combined case and stand for a portable computing device includes a container with a bottom wall and four side walls extending from four side edges of said bottom wall, a lid hingeably connected to said container near one of the side edges of the lid, and near one of said side walls. The lid is hingeable between a closed position, wherein said lid extends parallel to said bottom wall, and an open position, wherein said lid extends at an angle with said bottom wall. Means are provided for fixing said lid in said open position. The lid has a ledge facing away from the bottom wall with a longitudinal axis extending parallel to the hinge edge, such that during use a bottom edge of a portable computing device placed on said outer surface of said lid when the lid is in said open position is supported by said ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Roderik Johan Mos, Tijs Pieter Horn