Patents Examined by Jenine M Pagan
  • Patent number: 8025347
    Abstract: A mop holding device featuring a base, the front wall has a top edge and a top portion, the top portion is angled such that the top edge extends outwardly; a mop opening for receiving a pole portion of the mop disposed in the front wall; and a support bar in the inner cavity of the base for helping to support a head of the mop. A curved inner wall with a vertex is disposed in the inner cavity below the support bar, a hole is disposed in the vertex to allow passage of water out of the base. Optionally a backsplash is attached on the base, wherein a replaceable deodorizer component may be disposed on an inner surface of the backsplash. A mop holder component and/or hooks may be disposed on the base. The device may be mounted atop a stand or an expandable stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Eduvijes Solis
  • Patent number: 8011503
    Abstract: Protective modular holders for CDs and DVDs can be assembled into a storage assembly from which each disc and its accompanying literature can be removed without opening an individual holder. Two outer elements and an inner element form a module which receives two components, such as a pair of discs, or a disc and a booklet. Each side of the inner member cooperates with the corresponding outer element to form a disc receiving opening with openings aligned or at 90° or 180° offsets. The units are connected at the corners to adjacent units with the openings in selected alignments to form a storage assembly. The assembly may be expanded by connecting additional holder units. The outer elements and inner members cooperatively form a slot and label rail for receiving a label when the elements are joined together. The inner holder member surfaces may include a disc cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Erick V. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8002111
    Abstract: A kit containing components which can be assembled into a shutter panel includes a header, a footer, a plurality of brackets, a first stile, a second stile, a plurality of louvers. One embodiment also contains a jig to align the bracket with the header or footer for attachment. Each bracket is sized and configured to be connected to an end of the header or footer. The stiles each have a longitudinal channel which enables the stiles to be fitted over at least one of the brackets. The jig has a mouth sized to receive an end of the footer or header and a cavity adjacent the mouth such that a user of the jig can place one end of a bracket in the cavity and the other end of the header or footer in the mouth. The kit may be packaged in two packs. One pack contains a header, a footer and a plurality of brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Lumino, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kollman, Nicholas J. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7984805
    Abstract: A medical apparatus whose purpose it is to permanently retard future use of a medical apparatus, in particular needles, preventing accidental exposure to contaminated sharps. It facilitates the possible removal of medical devices from their respective holders, while preventing possible contaminated discharge of fluids located along the anterior or exterior walls of needles or exterior of medical sharps. This medical apparatus provides for single handed use which complies with OSHA guidelines, and its advanced design facilitates the more common shorter medical needles to which non-medical users are accustomed as well as the wide range of needles that medical professional use. This apparatus is easier to manufacture, shorter in stature that allows for its inclusion in the already overcrowded medical trays used by today's medical personnel, in particular, emergency medical technicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Griff Industries Inc
    Inventors: Rodolfo Gaba, Michael D Griffin
  • Patent number: 7954633
    Abstract: Disclosed is a large round bale wrapped with a protective covering for permitting it to be stored outside. The covering is constructed of one or more layers of semi-permeable material. It is possible for an additional layer to be added to a region of the baler to be placed on the ground during storage, this additional layer resulting in the covering becoming essentially non-permeable in the region of the additional layer. A baler for applying the covering to a bale is disclosed together with a device for placing a visual marker on the bale so as to aid a person handling a discharged bale in knowing where the region covered with the additional layer of material is located so that this region may be manipulated into ground contact for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Henry Dennis Anstey, Jean Viaud
  • Patent number: 7946426
    Abstract: A package material includes cushioning materials and a covering member. The cushioning materials are assigned for three sides of an article to be packaged. Each of the cushioning materials has three projections each projecting outwardly toward three inner walls of the package box and coming into contact with the three inner walls of the package box. The covering member covers at least a portion of the article to be packaged, and supports the cushioning materials assigned for the three different sides of the article to be packaged. The covering member includes plural sets of three openings in which the three projections of the respective cushioning materials are inserted in a state where the cushioning materials are supported; and folded portions that are interposed between the three openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ohsawa, Toshiyuki Suto, Shigeyasu Enomoto, Akira Mikayama
  • Patent number: 7938268
    Abstract: A cosmetic box includes a main body having a periphery provided with a plurality of receiving chambers, and a plurality of cosmetic items mounted in the receiving chambers of the main body respectively. Thus, the main body is provided with a plurality of receiving chambers to receive a plurality of cosmetic items to facilitate a user's makeup purposes. In addition, when each of the cosmetic items protrudes outwardly from the main body, the container of each of the cosmetic items is non-rotatable relative to the respective receiving chamber of the main body, so that the lid of each of the cosmetic items is rotatable relative to and detachable from the container to remove the brush from the container, thereby facilitating the user operating the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Lo Mei Cosmetics Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: An-Kung Kuo
  • Patent number: 7921992
    Abstract: A container includes a first tray, and a second tray disposed within the space of the first tray to define a reservoir therebetween. The first tray has a first bottom wall and a surrounding first sidewall, which extends generally upwardly from the first bottom wall to define a space therein. The second tray has a second bottom wall and a surrounding second sidewall, which also extends generally upwardly from the second bottom wall. The second bottom wall has at least one aperture defined in a central region thereof, and also has an upper surface, which slopes downwardly toward the at least one aperture. The reservoir defined between the first and second trays is in fluid communication with the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Michael LaRue, Craig Edward Cappel, Frank Andrew Petlak
  • Patent number: 7886906
    Abstract: A retainer for maintaining a tubular sheath used to store a catheter guide wire in a coiled configuration includes a body having a bottom defining a plurality of substantially parallel channels. Each channel is designed to closely receive a coil of the tubular sheath. A loop is affixed to and extends adjacently above the body and defines an aperture therethrough for receiving and guiding the catheter guide wire after removal of the guide wire from the tubular sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Taryn Dunn
  • Patent number: 7857133
    Abstract: A windshield wiper package for containing a windshield wiper includes a front portion having a recess for receiving the windshield wiper, a back portion connected to the front portion for containing the windshield wiper within the recess, and an opening disposed in the back portion to allow loading or unloading of the windshield wiper. The opening is sized such that a length of the opening is less than about one-third of a length of the wiper package. A door is slidingly received by the back portion such that the door can be moved between an open position and a closed position. Complimentary detents and indentations are provided for securing the door in the open position or the closed position, the detents being positioned on one of the back portion and the door, and the indentations being positioned on another of the back portion and door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Jamak Fabrication-Tex, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Alan Skurdalsvold, Michael Todd Lindars
  • Patent number: 7854318
    Abstract: A tool box adapted for storing a driving tool therein, the tool box comprises a casing means including a compartment adapted for receiving the driving tool; wherein the compartment further includes a pressing member and a receiving portion below the pressing member and adapted to clamp the driving tool; wherein the pressing member is movable between an original position and an actuating position; wherein while the pressing member is in the actuating position, the driving tool is driven to detach from the casing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Infar Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tai Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 7854322
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a fast-opening plaster packaging comprising a plaster having at least an adhesive support protected with at least two films (P1, P2) made of protective material and detachable from the adhesive support, and an envelope (E) suitable for containing the plaster. The envelope has at least two portions (E1, E2) mutually dividable and each dividable portion of the envelope is anchored to at least one of the protective films (P1, P2). The packaging is characterized in that at least one of the protective films (P1, P2) has at least a cut (I1, I2) suitable for shaping one or more columns and one or more arcades (LA) or semi-arcades. The column(s) is(are) joined to the corresponding semi-wrapper (E1) at anchoring line (C1) of the protective film (P1) and is(are) able, upon pulling at least one of the portions (E1) of the envelope (E), to fold onto itself(themselves) as such one or more arcades or semi-arcades (LA) made of protective material are substantially not involved into folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Angelo Dotta
  • Patent number: 7841473
    Abstract: An electronic device storage/carrying case is adapted for storing and supporting an electronic device, and includes a case body, a first supporting component, and a second supporting component. The case body defines a storage space for storing the electronic device, and includes a front wall formed with an opening. The first supporting component is pivoted to the case body and is pivotable upwardly relative to the case body to a propping position for supporting the electronic device, and downwardly relative to the case body to a storing position, where the first supporting component is stored in the case body. The second supporting component is connected movably to the case body and is movable between a carrying position, where the second supporting component extends outwardly of the case body via the opening in the front wall, and a supporting position, where the second supporting component is disposed in the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventors: Wen-Hung Huang, Guan-De Liou, Stephen Tsai
  • Patent number: 7806262
    Abstract: A package has a rectangular parallelepiped container including vertical front and rear panel sections connected by a pair of vertical side panel sections, a top wall connected to the upper edge of the rear panel section and a bottom wall connected to the at least one of the lower edges of the vertical panels and a top cushion panel disposed beneath the top wall and rotatably connected to at least one upper edge of the side panel sections. A holder is disposed, in the container, for holding a plurality of glass syringes each of which is sealingly contained in a plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Bayer Schering Pharma AG
    Inventors: Masazumi Sakai, Katsunori Fujita, Shingo Sakamoto, Ryoichi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 7806265
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in an absorbent pad. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 7798317
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a container is provided for shipping a plurality of items, such as pre-wrapped reams of cut-sized paper, more particularly, a container for shipping items is provided, comprising: a base portion sized to receive a plurality of items therein; a lid portion sized to fit over the base portion, thereby enclosing the plurality of items therein; wherein at least a portion of either the base portion or the lid portion includes a break-away section for at least partially opening the container to permit removal of at least one of the plurality of items therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Justice, Wayne H. Kuhn, Charles T. Strominger, Ronald F. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 7780009
    Abstract: A package for batteries comprising at least two separate modules and a cover placed over the at least two separate modules. Each module includes a base having a first face and a second face, with each module further including at least one pocket extending outwardly from the first face. Each pocket is configured and sized to accept a battery therein. Two of the at least two separate modules have the first faces thereof facing each other, with at least one pocket of a first one of the two of the at least two separate modules being located between a pair of pockets of a second one of the two of the at least two separate modules. The at least two separate modules are easily separated upon removal of the cover from over the at least two separate modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Julio Casanova
  • Patent number: 7775357
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a syringe disposal device (10) for a single syringe (1) having an elongate body (2) with a needle (3) at one end and a finger engageable flange (4) at its other end. The device (10) comprises an elongate enclosed sheath (12) having a closed tip (14) at one end and a cuff (16) at the other end. A syringe detention device (26) is located adjacent the cuff (16) and has at least one inclined sloping surface (28) each of which has a frangible portion (31) rupturable by the syringe flange (4) passing the surface (28) to convert the sloping surface (28) into a cantilevered strip (28A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: ASP Rights Management Pty Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Edward Clarke
  • Patent number: 7775611
    Abstract: A mop holding device comprising a base; a plurality of ventilation holes disposed in the first side wall of the base; a mop opening for receiving the mop disposed at the top edge of the front wall of the base; a support bar for helping to support the mop head attached to the first and second side wall of the base near the front wall; and a removable tray for collecting water from the mop slidably received in an aperture disposed in the first side wall near the bottom wall of the base; wherein the mop is draped over the mop opening such that the head of the mop is inserted into the inner cavity of the base and over the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Eduvijes Solis
  • Patent number: 7775360
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to reusable tree cover systems and methods that may be used with live trees or artificial trees. The cover systems may be stored in a pouch placed around the lower trunk of the tree from which the cover or tree bag is withdrawn and pulled up to substantially enclose the tree for transport and/or storage. The reusable systems may be designed to facilitate removal of the cover systems from the stored/covered tree while minimizing the undesirable forces on the tree and the cover system. This may be done by providing features that facilitate removing the cover systems in an upward direction relative to the tree along the stored/covered tree. As this removal direction is the same direction used to store/cover the tree in the first place and matches the natural bending/storing direction of the tree, storing and removal are facilitated by these systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: TreeKeeper, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Bornemeier, Jared Hendricks