Patents Examined by John K. Fristoe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11953152
    Abstract: A storage tank comprises a gas storage chamber and at least one device to hold a component in the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FAURECIA SYSTEMES D'ECHAPPEMENT
    Inventors: Yannick Godard, Aldric Moussier, Clément Duquet, Clément Grenet
  • Patent number: 11945646
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved trash receptacle comprising a frame which houses an inner bin. The inner bin has an open bottom covered by a storage tray and a bin tray that can slide out from an opening in a front of the trash receptacle for ease of cleaning. The storage tray stores replacement trash bags that can be pulled out of an opening in a center of the bin tray. The bin tray has raised edges as well as the opening which has a raised lip encircling the opening, which prevents any spillage from a trash bag lining the inner bin to spill into the storage container. The trash receptacle also comprises a halo lid which seals a top of the trash bag lining the inner bin to prevent slipping of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Amber Marie McDonald
  • Patent number: 11944587
    Abstract: There is featured a grasping facilitator that has one or more of a) to c) as set forth below: a) a combination having an annular core and a plurality of gripping ribs spaced about the annular core, with the core and gripping ribs being formed of an elastomeric material and the ribs extending about an upper part, outer part and bottom part of the core so as to leave an interior region of the core that is aligned radially with respective ribs exposed; b) a pliable collar having a main body with a plurality of ridges separated by concave recesses and a central aperture; c) a tray holder having an aperture or projection that has a configuration designed to conform with at least one of a) and b). There is further featured kit combinations of a) to c) above as well as methods of using and assembling one or all combinations of a) to c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SCALPAL LLC
    Inventors: Eliot Robert Gitman, Tuvia Gitman
  • Patent number: 11939111
    Abstract: A foldable container for pet bathing includes a foldable supporting frame and a container body arranged on the supporting frame and constructed to be unfolded for containing a liquid for the pet to bath, wherein the foldable supporting frame includes two top supporting arms each including a rod body having a fixing cavity and a slot communicated to the fixing cavity, wherein the container body includes a bottom wall and a surrounding wall connected to the bottom wall, wherein the surrounding wall comprises an edge which is detachably mounted in the fixing cavity of the rod body through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TAN GROW INC.
    Inventor: Mengmeng Mu
  • Patent number: 11939153
    Abstract: A refuse container lid opening device includes a lid hingedly attached to a container body for covering the container body's top opening. The lid is free of grabbable handles or protuberances but an elongated tongue descending from its underside is received in a slot in the top rim of the container body and is accessible outward of the container body. Upward movement of the tongue when the lid is closed raises the lid above the top rim of the container body to form a manually accessible gap in which a hand can be inserted to fully open the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Daniel L. Young
  • Patent number: 11940097
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a storage system comprising a storage tank configured to store fuel at a cryogenic temperature for a predetermined amount of time. The storage tank may have a plurality of layers comprising: a first layer comprising a pressure vessel for containing the fuel at a pressurized state; a second layer comprising insulation for the first layer; a third layer comprising a vapor barrier; and a fourth layer comprising a shell configured to maintain a rigidity of the storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Universal Hydrogen Co.
    Inventors: John-Paul Clarke, Loris Gliner, John T. Hinchen, Jonathan Kalow, Elena Koukina
  • Patent number: 11932441
    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: November 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Merrilee Kick
  • Patent number: 11931985
    Abstract: A packaging material including one or more expandable layers that provide protection to contents of a packaging enclosure formed with the packaging material. The packaging material includes at least a first layer and a second layer bonded to one another. The first layer is pulled or extended in a first direction that is effective to cause the second layer to expand in a second direction. The second layer is a cut-patterned layer which creates structural strength in the packaging material when expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: IOW, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Alan Talda, John Michael Moran
  • Patent number: 11925283
    Abstract: A bowl may be configured to include an outer body that has a u-shaped cross section, and the outer body may have a bottom configured to support the bowl on a surface, the bottom also including a circular groove around a circumference of the bottom and a bracket within the circular groove, wherein a foot is inserted within the groove, and wherein the foot is secured to the circular groove by the bracket. The bowl may include an inner body, wherein the inner body is concave and dome-shaped. The inner body may hold a liquid or solid, and the inner body is connected to an upper edge of the outer body. An internal cavity is formed by the outer body and inner body, and the internal cavity is insulative. The connection formed by the upper edge of the outer body and the inner body may be seamless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Ellison, Dustin Bullock, Colin Darling
  • Patent number: 11918130
    Abstract: The dual-chambered liquid container canteen of the present invention includes a dual-chambered container with a vertical partition separating each chamber, the dual-chambered liquid container of the present invention includes a dual-chambered container with a vertical partition separating each chamber, three interchangeable lids with two separate non-removable inner wall compartments that fits inside each chamber of the container and securely separate the liquids while ensuring proper positioning of the lid over each compartment. A gasket molded into the rim of the container and vertical partition of the container to ensure a liquid airtight seal between each chamber and the lid, a gasket molded into the rim of the container and vertical partition of the container to ensure a liquid tight seal between each chamber and the lid, each lid has release holes for venting the container chambers to atmosphere as liquids are dispersed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Gwendolyn Burden
  • Patent number: 11918137
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided. The cooking appliance comprises a cooker body for receiving food and a lid for covering the cooker body. The cooking appliance has a front side for facilitating cooking operations and a rear side spaced apart from the front side. The cooker body comprises at least one latch slot disposed on an inclined rear side of the cooker body. The lid comprises at least one latch bar disposed on a periphery thereof and extending outwardly therefrom. When the lid is detached from the cooker body, the latch bar is operable to be inserted into the corresponding latch slot to secure the lid at the inclined rear side of the cooker body, allowing a user to secure the lid to the latch slot without reaching a rear side of the cooker body by hand, and to retrieve the food without accidentally contacting the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Instant Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Qin, Yok Chong Chi, Jiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11913603
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes: a barrel part disposed in a predefined square area and having a diameter corresponding to a length of one side of the square area; a first nozzle member disposed at one end of the barrel part; a second nozzle member disposed at an opposite end of the barrel part; and clamp rings disposed in the square area, positioned outside the barrel part, and configured to lock the first and second nozzle members to the barrel part, thereby improving spatial utilization and a degree of design freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Cheol Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11912459
    Abstract: Base includes an outer support wall, a support surface extending inwardly from the outer support wall and defining a reference plane, an inner support wall extending upwardly from the support surface, a first radiused portion extending radially inward from the inner support wall and concave relative to the reference plane, a second radiused portion extending radially inward from the first radiused portion and convex relative to the reference plane, an intermediate surface extending radially inward from the second radiused portion, the intermediate surface including a linear portion and an intermediate radiused portion, a third radiused portion extending radially inward from the intermediate surface and convex relative to the reference plane, and a central portion disposed proximate the third radiused portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CO2PAC LIMITED
    Inventors: Justin A. Howell, John E. Denner, Shannon K. Sprenkle, Robert Waltemyer
  • Patent number: 11910955
    Abstract: Cases for portable grills are disclosed. An example case includes a base, a first flap extending from the base, a second flap extending from the base, a third flap extending from the base, and a fourth flap extending from the base. The base is centrally located relative to the first, second, third, and fourth flaps. The case is configured to be positioned in an open configuration in which the first flap extends radially away from the base in a first direction, the second flap extends radially away from the base in a second direction that differs from the first direction, the third flap extends radially away from the base in a third direction that differs from the first and second directions, and the fourth flap extends radially away from the base in a fourth direction that differs from the first, second, and third directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventors: Cassandra A. S. McVey, Romualdo Sonny Siazon, Shannon Ella Cerny
  • Patent number: 11910897
    Abstract: A lightweight case with a mobile wall cabinet having a base tray, a case lid in the form of a hood shell, with a base tray mounted on it, in particular rotatable through 360° perpendicular to the roller plane and plane of the base tray, wheels and telescopic rails with integrated locking as prefabricated components and a flexible, lightweight suitcase wall material which is formed between the floor trough and the hood shell, wherein the hood shell with the telescopic rails is designed to be lockable, translatorically retractable and extendable by means of a pushbutton integrated in the hood shell and an integrated pushbutton force distributor strut and with a supporting strut, the supporting strut fastening at least one, preferably two, telescopic rails to the suitcase wall material, so that the suitcase is formed with a stable spatial structure forming a wall cupboard, in particular also for the expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Georg-Guenter Libuda
  • Patent number: 11905072
    Abstract: The unitary coupling assembly closure of the present invention comprising an inner cork with an outer cylindrical cap body; wherein the inner cork comprises a cork-ring that cover the opening of a container, when the cork-ring center is extended, it becomes the cork-body that fits inside the opening of a container when the unitary coupling assembly closure gets screwed onto the container. This invention allows a container to be uncorked simply by unscrewing the unitary coupling assembly closure and removing it from the opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Lanell Fischer
  • Patent number: 11903516
    Abstract: Bottle apparatuses, storage containers used in bottle apparatuses, beverage dispensing apparatuses, and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. A bottle apparatus can include a vessel defining a chamber, and a neck portion attached to an upper end of the vessel; a base portion attached to a lower end of the vessel; a pouch support attached to the neck portion; a pod mounted within and supported by the pouch support, the pod including a pouch top having an inlet and a pouch mounted onto the pouch top, and the pouch support and the pouch top collectively forming a well such that liquid can be deposited into the well and flow into the pouch through the inlet; a pump controlled by a controller for pumping air in and out of the chamber; and a pressure sensor in communication with the controller for measuring pressure in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Cirkul, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lyons, Robert Lawson-Shanks, Abraham Maclean, Nolan McCann, Jeffrey Whalley, Alexander Mathov
  • Patent number: 11905067
    Abstract: A holder includes a container and a curvilinear formed semi-rigid sheet coupled to curvilinear slots of opposing sides of the container to primarily move inside of the container as guided by the curvilinear slots to provide a self-adjusting container depth through spring tensioning to accommodate various thicknesses of portable electronic devices contained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Pioneer Square Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Quentin Wade Forbes, Sudeep Balkrishna Agalgaonkar, Riley Edwin Lynch
  • Patent number: 11905065
    Abstract: A method for forming a curl on an open end of a metal container, for adapting the metal bottle to be closed by a cap, comprising in sequence: inserting the open end of the metal container into a powered first curler roller housing, wherein the first curler roller housing houses a set of first curler rollers, to deform the open end by turning it outwardly so as to obtain a first stage curl; inserting the open end of the metal container having the first stage curl into a powered second curler roller housing, wherein the second curler roller housing houses a set of second curler rollers, to further deform the open end and first stage curl by turning them outwardly and/or curling them so as to obtain a second stage curl; inserting the open end of the metal container or bottle having the second stage curl into a powered third curler roller housing, wherein the third curler roller housing houses a set of third curler rollers, to further deform the open end and second stage curl by turning them outwardly, curling th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Exal Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas James Chupak, Keith Osborne Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11903529
    Abstract: A vessel for cooking food is described, including a body which in turn includes a bottom wall and at least one side wall. The side wall extends from the bottom wall to define an inner space of the vessel where food is placed to be cooked. The vessel for cooking food also includes at least one handle, made from a first metal material, preferably steel, and bound to a portion of the body through interposition of at least one connection element made from a second metal material, preferably aluminum. The coefficient of thermal conductivity of the second metal material is greater than the coefficient of thermal conductivity of the first metal material. The connection element is operationally connected to at least one thermal signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ZWILLING BALLARINI ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Francesco Ferron