Patents Examined by Javier A Pagan
  • Patent number: 10597207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fillable twist cap closure for receiving and film-sealing a liquid or pourable filling in the interior of the closure and for emptying out the filling purely by rotating the twist cap (1). The closure consist of a receiving part (3) which is screwed onto the threaded connection of a container and which comprises a cylinder (7) that is open at the bottom, said cylinder (7) being film-sealed at the bottom, and a cup (2) that can be introduced headfirst into the cylinder (7). All plastic parts (1-3) are made of a steam-absorbing polymer, and piercing and cutting teeth (5) which extend in the axial direction are molded on the lower edge of the cup (2). Guide means (9, 10, 28) on the outside of the cup (2) interact with guide means (8, 12) on the twist cap (1). When the twist cap (1) is rotated, an axial movement of the cup (2) is first produced in order to pierce the film (33) on the receiving part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BEVASWISS AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 10577174
    Abstract: A base for a modular shipping container is provided. The base includes a base frame having a first end rail, a second end rail, a first side rail, and a second side rail. The first end rail is attached to first ends of the first side rail and the second side rail, and the second end rail is attached to second ends of the first side rail and the second side rail to form a periphery of the base. The base further includes a pair of fork tunnel assemblies removably coupled to the first side rail and the second side rail and extending therebetween. The pair of fork tunnel assemblies are spaced along the base frame to define a fork pocket distance therebetween. The fork pocket distance defined between the pair of fork tunnel assemblies is configurable between a first fork pocket distance and a second fork pocket distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Mitch Fenneman, Nicholas Hatcher
  • Patent number: 10563375
    Abstract: A collection tank for use in a vacuum operated earth reduction system, the collection tank comprising a closed first end, an open second end defining a tank sealing flange and a body extending between the closed first end and the open second end. An internal chamber defined by the body, the closed first end and the open second end has a door coupled to the open second end and is configured to releasably seal the open second end. An automated door closer is coupled to a center of the door, wherein the automated door closer provides a closing force at the center of the door so that the closing force is equally distributed about a periphery of the door to seal the door against the tank sealing flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: McLaughlin Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Robert Maybury
  • Patent number: 10562681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing closure comprising a base element, which can be attached to a neck of a container, a flip-top lid, being attached to said base element by a hinge and being movable between a closed and an opened position, and a tamper-evident element extending in a circumferential direction around at least part of the circumference of said dispensing closure, wherein the tamper-evident element has at least one weakening region extending at least over part of the height of the tamper-evident element and/or wherein a shoulder region of the base element, to which frangible elements of the tamper-evident element are attached, is inclined such that it declines in an outward direction of the base element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Aptar Freyung GmbH, AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Koenigseder, Pranav Mahesh Bhatt, Andreas Rueckert, Stacy L. Beilke
  • Patent number: 10562391
    Abstract: An assembly including a plastic container and a component attached to the container with an attachment system, the container having a circular attachment portion. The attachment system includes a ring shaped member including a top flange, a bottom flange and a frustoconical side wall connecting the top flange and the bottom flange, the bottom flange and a portion of the frustoconical side wall being embedded in the attachment portion, the ring shaped member further comprising peripheral tabs; a plurality of engaging claw parts, each engaging claw part being configured to engage a peripheral tab and to press the component against the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research
    Inventors: Stephane Leonard, Frederic Guignery, Benjamin Janssen
  • Patent number: 10562679
    Abstract: A combination of a closing element (28) and a receiving structure (24) is provided wherein the closing element (28) and receiving structure (24) are in an initially assembled orientation which prevents, but which can be subsequently operated to permit, communication through the receiving structure (24). The receiving structure (24) includes at least one laterally projecting shear member (40) and a spout (30) defining (A) an access passage (32). The closing element (28) has an aperture (78) for receiving a shear member (40) of the receiving structure (24). At least one frangible bridge (78) extends across a portion of the aperture (74) for being severed by the shear member (40) during relative rotation between the closing element (28) and the receiving structure (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventor: John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10543821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid reservoir for a vehicle that is subjected in service to inclinations in at least two different directions, the reservoir comprising a float well which delimits a bowl containing a float that is able to move depending on the level of liquid in the reservoir. The reservoir is characterized in that the float well comprises at least two retention means positioned successively along a flow path of the liquid as far as the bowl, from the outside toward the inside of the float well, each retention means keeping liquid in the float well if the reservoir is inclined in a set of directions specific to this retention means. The invention also relates to a motor vehicle system comprising such a liquid reservoir and means for binary detection of the level of liquid in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Dumas, Serge Iafrate
  • Patent number: 10537133
    Abstract: A thin-walled polypropylene product display tube. The thin-walled polypropylene product display tube includes a tubular member having a closed end, an open end, an inner diameter and, between the closed end and the open end, a first outer diameter, the open end terminating in a flared portion having a second outer diameter, the tubular member having a wall thickness sufficient to yield a level of haze equal to or less than 8%. A process for forming a thin-walled polypropylene product display tube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: James Lindsay Clark
  • Patent number: 10537933
    Abstract: A container closure includes a generally planar body having a product side and a customer side. The body includes a container opening. The container opening includes a shifted material line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Emmanuel Carstens, Patrick Kevin McCarty, Justin Michael Rigby
  • Patent number: 10532862
    Abstract: Closure assemblies with distinct dispensing modes and drink containers including the same. A closure assembly includes a closure base and a valve assembly. The valve assembly includes at least one drink outlet, at least one shower outlet, and a barrel valve. The valve assembly is configured to be selectively transitioned between a closed configuration, a drink configuration, and a shower configuration. The barrel valve is configured to be selectively rotated relative to the closure base about a rotational axis of the closure assembly to transition the valve assembly between the closed configuration, the drink configuration, and the shower configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jochen Backs, Kaydee Boone, Jeff Davies
  • Patent number: 10532872
    Abstract: A package includes a lid and a container. The lid is adapted to mate with a brim of the container to close a top opening arranged to open into an interior product-storage region formed in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Minnette, Eric W. Kost
  • Patent number: 10518951
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier comprises a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carrier. The plurality of panels can comprise at least a front panel and a side panel. A central panel can at least partially divide the interior of the carrier into a front portion and a back portion, and the side panel can extend at least partially between the front panel and the central panel. A handle can comprise a handle feature extending in at least the side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10513378
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus of housing component which includes a case which accommodates a component, a cover which covers the case, and a sealant applied on a joining surface at which the case and the cover join together, wherein a step is formed at the joining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Se Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10513027
    Abstract: A tool bag carrying handle includes a handle portion made of a pliable material and having a handle body extending between a first end portion and a second end portion. An auxiliary loop member has a first auxiliary end portion secured to the handle body and an auxiliary member body portion capable of extending in alignment with and along the handle portion to a second auxiliary end portion that defines a closed loop. The first and second end portions of the handle body are attached or are constructed to be attached to a tool container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Safety Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 10514236
    Abstract: A detachable shield for tactical equipment box has a rectangular form, an outer surface and an opposite inner surface, a long first edge and a second edge, at least two hinges upon the first edge that cooperate with second hinges mounted to a box, a second lock component that cooperates with a prime lock component mounted to a box opposite the second hinges, and a handle joined to the inner surface. The first hinges, handle, and second lock component join to the shield without fracturing it. The first hinges separate from the second hinges so that a law enforcement officer can take the shield from the box for use as protection from projectiles. In an alternate embodiment, the shield pivotally connects to a top plate upon the box with lips that overlap the front and sides in a return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Michael W. Tobin
  • Patent number: 10506890
    Abstract: A cup holder includes a holder body having a peripheral wall surrounding an accommodation space, a tray provided in the accommodation space and vertically shiftably supported by the peripheral wall, and a height adjuster configured to vertically shift the tray. The height adjuster includes at least one rack gear extending vertically on the peripheral wall, at least one pinion gear rotatably supported by the tray and meshing with the rack gear, and an energizing member provided at the tray and energizing to rotate the pinion gear for upward shift of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Sawada, Shinji Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10485627
    Abstract: A package for a medical device includes a tray with a top surface, a bottom surface, a proximal end, a distal end, and first and second lateral sides that extend between the proximal and distal ends. The package has a retainer sleeve wrapped around the tray, the retainer sleeve including a top panel covering the top surface of the tray, a bottom panel covering the bottom surface of the tray, and a connecting panel extending between the top and bottom panels and covering one of the first and second lateral sides of the tray. The top panel of the retaining sleeve includes a proximal edge, a distal edge, an outer edge, a cut that extends inwardly from the outer edge, and an extended tab that extends along the outer edge of the top panel and distally beyond the cut formed in the outer edge of the top panel. The extended tab is tucked under the connecting panel and disposed between the connecting panel and one of the first and second lateral sides of the tray covered by the connecting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Denise Marie Dacey
  • Patent number: 10487981
    Abstract: A hight-pressure composite vessel comprising a casing fabricated through blow-moulding a preform of thermoplastic, a connection pipe fitting. In the connection connection pipe fitting (3) with a retaining collar (7), opposite to a sealing groove (9) designed for an o-ring seal, there is a groove (10) for a seeger to mount a non-detachable collar (11a) of the preform (11) by way of the seeger (10a). A method of manufacturing the high-pressure composite vessel under which the casing of the vessel is fabricated of a perform that is blow-moulded so as to obtain the required dimensions thereof, whereas the preform of a thermoplastic material is fabricated using any technology; and the casing of the vessel is connected with the connection pipe fitting, and the external surface of the vessel re reinforced by a special composite layer. The preform (11) first undergoes a process of controlled crystallization and, then, the ring-shaped groove (11b) is made in the collar (11a) of the preform (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TECHPLAST SPOLKA Z O. O.
    Inventors: Adam Saferna, Dawid Saferna
  • Patent number: 10480717
    Abstract: A system and device for monitoring the content of a gas/liquid or gas only containment vessel such as a cylinder is provided. The disclosed apparatus is easily affixed to a standard gas cylinder and configured to monitor the pressure of the cylinder contents and activate a visual and/or audio alarm when the contents of the gas/liquid cylinder are no longer in a liquid or partially liquid state as well as activate another visual and/or audio alarm at a prescribed pressure when the contents of the cylinder are nearing depletion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Roy J. Grabski
  • Patent number: 10479576
    Abstract: A package for storing perishable goods. Film forming the package has an inner layer that defines an interior surface of the package and is formed from a polyethylene and a tack agent that has migrated to the interior surface to provide tackiness. The tackiness permits cold resealing of the package after it has been opened, without substantially adhering to the perishable goods so that the perishable goods can be non-destructively removed from the package. An outer layer of the film defines an exterior surface of the package and is formed from another polyethylene. The polyethylene of the outer layer is configured to block migration of the tack agent through the outer layer such that the exterior surface is substantially non-tacky.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ting Li, Andy Lu, Ter-Hai Lin, Jeff Teng