Patents Examined by James N Smalley
  • Patent number: 10633153
    Abstract: An administration unit for a composition comprising a container intended for accommodating the composition and having an opening and a cap for closing the opening. The cap has a projecting separating region to separate off a part of the composition. Mutually corresponding connection means are provided on the container and cap and allow the cap to be connectable to the container in a first storage position and a second separating position, wherein the cap is connectable to the container in the first storage position in such a manner that the opening is closed thereby and the separating region extends essentially along a container outer wall and wherein the cap is connectable to the container in the second separating position in such a manner that the separating region projects from the container, in order to allow a user to guide the separating region by means of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Kai Ruthe-Steinsiek
  • Patent number: 10633157
    Abstract: Disclosed is an airtight container having a deformable cover unit or a deformable container unit, which ensures easy maintenance of the cover unit and allows the cover unit to be easily used with a large-capacity fixed container unit, or which includes an expandable accommodating space or an expandable inlet to accommodate various sizes of storage items therein in an airtight manner. The airtight container includes a deformable cover unit for useable with a fixed container unit. Alternatively, the airtight container includes first and second frames pivotably connected to each other so as to be selectively coupled to or come into contact with each other in order to seal a contact or coupling portion therebetween, and a deformable container unit disposed over the frames and configured to provide an accommodating space for a storage item therein. The first and second frames are disposed along the inlet rim of the container unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Hyun-Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 10624482
    Abstract: The disclosed is a non-slip container with hidden suction cup. In one aspect, a container includes a storage space, a suction cup, solid core, suction mechanism and a release tab. The solid core is placed directly above the suction cup in the storage space. The suction mechanism is positioned in a sectional gap of the container under the solid core. The suction mechanism enables the container to adhere with a surface on which the container is affixed. The release tab of the suction mechanism is accessible from the strategically placed area of the container. The release tab is positioned under the solid core and fully vertically flushes with the container. The release tab is encompassed in the sectional gap under the container. The release tab enables a user to detach the container from the surface when the release tab is lifted upward from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Brooke Boak, Stephen Boak
  • Patent number: 10624477
    Abstract: A beverage system is provided that includes a cup having a frustoconical wall extending from a first end to a second end. The first end is coupled to a bottom wall and the second end defines a rim. Inner surfaces of the walls define a cavity. The rim defines an opening that is in communication with the cavity. A lid is coupled to the rim such that the lid covers at least a portion of the opening. A sleeve includes a collar that surrounds a portion of the frustoconical wall. The sleeve includes first and second arms. The arms each include a first end coupled to the collar and an opposite second end. The second end of the first arm directly engages the lid. The second end of the second arm directly engages the second end of the first arm when the second end of the first arm directly engages the lid to prevent the lid from being removed from the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shalom Messilaty, Sami Edalati
  • Patent number: 10625910
    Abstract: A case comprises a case body, a case cover, and a snap-fitting assembly comprising a snap-fitting member and a connecting member for fastening the case cover and the case body. The connecting member comprises a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end of the connecting member is rotatably connected to one of the case body and the case cover. The other one of the case body and the case cover is provided with a snapping block. The second end of the connecting member is rotatably connected to the snap-fitting member. The snap-fitting member comprises a snapping part configured to be snapped with the snapping block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dengfeng Hu, Aiqing Liu
  • Patent number: 10618685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure for a container, comprising, a tab attached by rivet means to a closure part to be displaced for forming an opening in the closure, which opening is at least partly defined by a score line formed in the closure, the tab comprises a tab body connected to the rivet means, a tab rear part for finger gripping, and a tab front part of which a tab nose is located near or at the score line, such that during a closure opening procedure comprising finger gripping the tab rear part, lifting the tab rear part thereby pressing the tab nose against the closure on or near the score line, popping the score line, and scoring the score line thereby forming an opening in the closure, characterized by score line parts separated by a score line part to be popped by the tab nose, which score line parts are stronger than the popping score line part, and by stiffening means stiffening closure parts neighboring the stronger score line parts, and to a container provided with such closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Fabrice Leboucher
  • Patent number: 10618708
    Abstract: A can for containing a liquid having a top end is disclosed. The top end has a dispense area defined by a first score line and a pull tab coupled to the top end by a rivet. The pull tab has a puncturing end for breaking the first score line and pushing into the interior of the can without detaching the dispense area to open a dispense aperture. A vent area is defined by a second score line and positioned on the opposite side of the rivet. The first and second score lines are separated by at least one torsion stripe of the can top material for acting as a hinge by torsion upon lifting the actuating end of the pull tab. As the dispense aperture is opened by pushing the dispense area into the interior of the can, a vent aperture is opened by pulling the vent area outwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventor: Christopher Neiner
  • Patent number: 10618704
    Abstract: A cap for a bottle, which comprises at least a sealing portion and a lateral portion for fastening to the bottle. The sealing portion comprises, along a direction substantially perpendicular to the lateral portion, a first region formed of unfoamed polymeric material, a second region formed of foamed polymeric material, and a third region formed of unfoamed polymeric material, the second region being positioned between the first region and the third region. The disclosure also relates to a process for manufacturing a cap made of foamed polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland Gmbh
    Inventor: Bruno Nabeth
  • Patent number: 10611561
    Abstract: A system. The system includes a liquid container and an energy absorbing system positioned. The liquid container includes a wall which defines an interior volume of the liquid container. The energy absorbing system is within an interior volume of the liquid container. The energy absorbing system is configured such that if an object passes through the wall of the liquid container and impacts the energy absorbing system, an amount of energy absorbed by the energy absorbing system is at least 18% greater than an amount of energy absorbed by the wall of the liquid container. The energy absorbing system includes one or more energy absorbing members, wherein at least one of the one or more energy absorbing members comprises a metal and has a Brinell hardness of at least 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hutchinson Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Bongiovanni
  • Patent number: 10611528
    Abstract: A package having a lid seated on a base where the edge of the seated lid is generally inaccessible, and where the edge is made accessible by a movement of a tamper-evident tab. The base and lid are configured so that opening of the tamper-evident tab locks the tab in the opened position. The inner edge of the tamper-evident tab is joined to the base by a hinge. The tamper-evident tab includes a protrusion that extends inwardly beyond the hinge. The lid includes a retention feature overlying the tamper-evident tab. The protrusion interacts with the retention feature to provide an audible indication when the tamper-evident tab is opened and to retain the tamper-evident tab in the opened position. The protrusion may be configured to lift the lid when the tamper-evident tab is in the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, Andrew J. Blackmore, Elliott R. Eckert, Marc R. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10610452
    Abstract: A solution is proposed for closing a mouth (125) of a container (110) of a liquid (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BRACCO IMAGING SPA
    Inventors: Pier Lucio Anelli, Cristina Neira, Andrea Romeo, Alberto Candotti, Marco Leonardi
  • Patent number: 10611532
    Abstract: A solution is proposed for closing a mouth (125) of a container (110) of a liquid (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BRACCO IMAGING SPA
    Inventors: Marco Leonardi, Cristina Neira, Andrea Romeo, Marta Palenzona
  • Patent number: 10604307
    Abstract: A lid made from a paper material or a paper-like material for a beverage cup, which lid is constructed from a lid-plate element and a wall element and which offers below a lid plate which is formed by the lid-plate element a space for receiving components of a beverage which protrude beyond the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PTM PACKAGING TOOLS MACHINERY PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 10604309
    Abstract: A bottle includes a secure sealing mechanism. A slide switch plate maintains the contents of the bottle. This is achieved by automatically securing a dispensing mechanism in a closed, locked position by closing of a lid of the bottle and sealing an outlet so that any liquids are prevented from exiting the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Navajo Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Levy, Shawn A. Shelton
  • Patent number: 10604296
    Abstract: A container for storing a liquid or a solid may include a container body having a container side wall and a container bottom and a container lid having a pop top arm to pivot and cooperate with a weakened area to provide access to the interior of the container body. The container body may be formed from plastic and the container lid is formed from metal, and the container body may include a vertical neck. The container body may include a lip, and the bottom wall may include a center protrusion. The bottom wall may include a depression, and the bottom wall may include a radial extending depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Merrilee Kick
  • Patent number: 10595653
    Abstract: A beverage system is provided that includes a cup having a frustoconical wall extending from a first end to a second end. The first end is coupled to a bottom wall and the second end defines a rim. Inner surfaces of the walls define a cavity. The rim defines an opening that is in communication with the cavity. A lid is coupled to the rim such that the lid covers at least a portion of the opening. A sleeve includes a collar that surrounds a portion of the frustoconical wall. The sleeve includes first and second arms. The arms each include a first end coupled to the collar and an opposite second end. The second end of the first arm directly engages the lid. The second end of the second arm directly engages the second end of the first arm when the second end of the first arm directly engages the lid to prevent the lid from being removed from the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shalom Messilaty, Sami Edalati
  • Patent number: 10597217
    Abstract: A vacuum-drawing lid can include a base frame with a first one-way valve, a piston with a second one-way valve, and a cylindrical cam with a sinusoidal groove formed on an inner surface thereof to drive reciprocation of the piston as the cylindrical cam turns. Turning the cylindrical cam in a first direction can drive the piston to translate in a first direction and actuate the first valve. Turning the cylindrical cam in a second direction can drive the piston to translate in a second direction and actuate the second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Krus
  • Patent number: 10588390
    Abstract: The magnetically-attached carrying bag case is a colonnade that is adapted for use with luggage. The magnetically-attached carry bag case comprises a plurality of riser mechanisms that are attached to the luggage such that the luggage is raised off of a supporting surface. The purpose of the magnetically-attached carrying bag case is to raise the luggage above any dirt or liquids that may have accumulated on the supporting surface. The plurality of riser mechanisms are magnetically-attached in a detachable manner to the luggage. In a second potential embodiment of the disclosure, the magnetically-attached carrying bag case further comprises a lamp that attaches to the luggage in a manner similar to the plurality of riser mechanisms. The lamp lights the interior of the luggage. The magnetically-attached carrying bag case comprises a plurality of riser mechanisms and a lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Lissa Pichardo
  • Patent number: 10589909
    Abstract: A sift-resistant dispensing closure is disclosed. The sift-resistant dispensing closure includes a base, a lid, and a hinge connecting the lid to the base. The base contains a circular end wall, a cylindrical skirt extending downward from the periphery of the end wall, and a sift deck elevated from the upside of the circular end wall. The sift deck contains a deck surface surrounded by a first snap bead and a first sealing surface, and pouring holes formed on the deck surface. The lid contains a second snap bead and a second sealing surface that are formed on the underside of the lid and engage with the first snap bead and first sealing surface, respectively, to form a seal around the sift deck when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Michael Daggett
  • Patent number: 10583965
    Abstract: A closure device includes a stopper assembly that provides swing-top closure of a vessel, plus an adaptor so the device can be used with screw-top vessels. The stopper assembly is connected to the adaptor by two connected wires: a bail wire that connects to the stopper assembly, and a lever wire that connects to the adaptor. The inner circumference of the adaptor defines a plurality of vessel threads that engage with the threads defined by the neck of a screw-top vessel. The lever wire is readily removable from the adaptor in order to secure the protruding portions of the lever wire beneath the stop ring of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Dennis Michael Walsak