Patents Examined by King M Chu
  • Patent number: 11661263
    Abstract: Unitary blank for forming a cup sleeve is provided having a central body portion, a first side body portion, and a second side body portion, a central flap extending from the central body portion, a first flap extending from the first side body portion, the first flap including a first tab, and a second flap extending from the second side body portion, the second flap including a second tab. In addition, at least a selected surface area of the blank has a pattern of raised features. Raised pattern areas of inner fold-over flaps can overlay corresponding raised pattern areas of sleeve outer body panels thereby increasing a size or volume of air gap pockets created between inner flaps and outer body panels. A multi-layer cup sleeve and a method for forming a cup sleeve are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: PACTIV LLC
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 11653746
    Abstract: A device having a first container and a second container that is convertible between a primary configuration and a secondary configuration. Each container having a primary face (with primary access structure for accessing the interior of the container when the device is in the primary configuration) and a secondary face (with secondary access structure for accessing the interior of the container when the device is in the secondary configuration). A first mateable half and a second mateable half of an openable-closeable connection are connectable to secure the containers in either a primary configuration or a secondary configuration. Preferably, contents within the containers may remain during conversion between the primary configuration and the secondary configuration. A method for converting a device between the primary configuration and the secondary configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Bart Brian Bergquist
  • Patent number: 11647784
    Abstract: A cannabis storage assembly includes a cannabis grinder and a canister that is releasably engaged to the cannabis grinder such that the canister is vertically oriented on the cannabis grinder. The canister has a tunnel to insertably receive a rolled cigarette for storage. Furthermore, each of the cannabis grinder and the canister has a diameter sufficient for positioning in a cup holder in a vehicle. The canister including a plurality of storage containers each removably integrated into the canister to contain accessories for rolling cigarettes. An ashtray is positionable on the canister and a lid is positionable on the ashtray for closing the ashtray. A rolling tray, comprised of a deformable material, is provided such that the rolling tray can be rolled into a tube for storing in a respective one of the storage containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Gershom Matthews
  • Patent number: 11639257
    Abstract: A reusable dispensing device for dispensing contents into a container. The device including a body having a chamber configured to receive a capsule and configured to sit on an opening of the container. A portion of the body being movable between an unsealed first position and an engaged second position. Piercing means are configured to pierce the capsule, and sealing means are configured to seal the container in the engaged second position. Movement of the body from the unsealed first position to the engaged second position to seal the container engages the piercing means to pierce the capsule and dispense contents from the capsule into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: ELIXA LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter John Ramsay, Benjamin Harry Alder
  • Patent number: 11639254
    Abstract: A bottle comprising a bottle spout manufactured into the bottle that provides for an uninhibited, full-flow of beverage which has a user-initiated trigger and valve mechanism that can be activated in a single motion with one hand and which closes automatically when the user-initiated trigger is released. The bottle spout comprises a housing with a drinking end and a bottle connector end, a valve that is connected to an external trigger by a spring-loaded recoil mechanism, and a safety lock to prevent accidental opening of the valve. The bottle with the bottle spout may also comprise a carry clip and ergonomic features for ease of carrying and holding, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Peter C. Wierzbicki
  • Patent number: 11638497
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a beverage serving tray capable of coupling multiple beverage serving trays to increase overall beverage capacity of the resulting coupled beverage serving tray. The beverage serving tray is capable of stacking with other beverage serving trays in an efficient and space saving fashion or may be stored preloaded with beverage vessels for quick and efficient preparation prior to serving. The beverage serving tray comprises a main body having a top member and bottom member, and at least one joining member joining the bottom surface to the top member. The top member includes beverage openings to accept beverages, as well as to couple additional beverage serving trays to increase beverage capacity. Multiple beverage serving trays may be coupled together by inserting beverages through aligned beverage openings of adjacent beverage serving trays in order to form a modular beverage serving tray with an increased overall carrying capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Sheehan
  • Patent number: 11635278
    Abstract: A protective carrying case for a firearm is disclosed, wherein the protective carrying case includes a top component, a bottom component, and semi-hexagonal ends, wherein the top component and the bottom component are constructed from carbon fiber. The protective carrying case additionally includes a retaining element with vacuum split functionality to retain elements within the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: GSTC LLC
    Inventors: Gideon P. Searle, Theodore Bobrick Root, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11628966
    Abstract: A freezable reusable bottle having a body and a cap engaged with the body. The body includes a container portion and a neck portion extending from the container portion. The container portion includes a plurality of ribs extending along a longitudinal axis of the reusable bottle. The cap removably engages with the neck portion of the body. The body includes a polymer composition of about 85 to 90 percent of polypropylene (PP) and about 10 to 15 percent of an SEBS additive. The bottle may be frozen when filled with a liquid, with the ribs accommodating expansion of the contents during freezing, and the additive providing impact resistance accommodating the rigid frozen contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Norma Angelica Avalos, Keith Haggerty
  • Patent number: 11622574
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for storage of a smoking product includes a container having a perimeter wall having an upper end with an opening formed therein defining a storage area, and a closed lower end. The storage apparatus also includes a carriage having a closed upper end including a cap, a closed lower end, and a perimeter wall positioned therebetween forming a housing. An opening formed in the housing permits insertion and withdrawal of a smoking product. The carriage is configured to be inserted into the container and withdrawn from the container. The container is closed and opened by a releasable connection between the cap of the carriage and the upper end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Benjamin Awuondo
  • Patent number: 11623797
    Abstract: A beverage container closure or lid adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container. The lid is couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment. The stopper may be opened by pressing a button disposed on a side of the beverage container closure. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the button is released. Thus, the user may open and close the beverage container closure using a single hand without the need to remove the beverage container closure from the beverage container. The beverage container closure includes an actuating lever configured to press the button when a user applies a force to the lever. By utilizing the mechanical advantage provided by the lever, a user is able to selectively open and close the stopper using a relatively low amount of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventor: Sarah Danger George
  • Patent number: 11617630
    Abstract: A method includes hermetically sealing a medical device within a pouch, the pouch including peeling panels that are free from one another. The pouch is placed within a tray and the peeling panels are attached to unloading handles of the tray. The unloading handles are releasably coupled together. The method further includes simultaneously separating the unloading handles and the peeling panels to open the pouch and expose the medical device for removal thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Barnell
  • Patent number: 11618615
    Abstract: A storage tube assembly, with a cap having a top surface and a sealing member connected to the top surface, the sealing member has a generally cylindrical upper wall and a generally cylindrical lower wall, the sealing member also has a recessed portion between the upper wall and lower wall and a flange cut into the lower wall; a sealing ring, the sealing ring is sized to cooperate with and be received in the recessed portion of the sealing member of the cap; and a tube, the tube has a generally circular inner wall with a cut therein, the cut in the inner wall is positioned to receive the sealing ring when the sealing ring is positioned within the recessed portion of the cap and the cap is placed into an open end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: GE PLASTICS, L.L.C.
    Inventor: John Gregorian
  • Patent number: 11612260
    Abstract: A modular bowl holder for holding bowls includes at least one top flat plate like structure, a longitudinal supporting base, and a first locking mechanism. The top flat plate like structure includes one or more recesses to hold bowls. The longitudinal supporting base includes a first end portion and a second end portion, opposite to the first end portion. The first end portion includes a tapered orientation. The first locking mechanism is adapted to couple the top flat plate like structure and the longitudinal supporting base along the first end portion such that the top flat plate like structure is taperedly aligned at a predetermined angle. The first locking mechanism may include a first locking member and a second locking member be removably attached to each other to couple the top flat plate like structure to the longitudinal supporting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Joshua Jisoo Bak
  • Patent number: 11613409
    Abstract: A foldable blank for forming a carton for shipping and displaying a plurality of products in an integrated tray is provided. The blank includes a rear panel, a first and second side panels both foldably connected to the rear panel, an exterior floor panel foldably connected to the rear panel, and a front panel foldably connected to the floor panel that is less than half the vertical height of the rear, first side, and second side panels and defines at least one retaining tab, wherein when the blank is folded to form the carton, each of the rear panel, first and second side panels, and front panel are at least partially double-walled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Michael R. Drummond, James L. Einstein, Sandra R. Perkins
  • Patent number: 11613416
    Abstract: Container closure for a container (1), the container closure having at least one receiving chamber, for receiving a substance of liquid or powdery consistency, and having a mouthpiece (5) comprising a through-opening (13), characterized in that the container closure has an adapter (2), into which a capsule (3) having the substance is interchangeably inserted, and an actuating element (6) for actuating the capsule (3), wherein the capsule (3) has a housing forming the receiving chamber, in which a perforator (7) is arranged, and the housing has two openings, wherein one opening is closed by a closure film (8) and the second opening is closed by an end region of the perforator (7), wherein the actuating element (6) is operatively connected to the end region of the perforator (7) that closes the second opening of the capsule (3), and the adapter (2), the capsule (3) and the actuating element (6) form mutually separate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Martin Schmid
  • Patent number: 11602245
    Abstract: A food storage container system which includes one or more food storage container assemblies. Each food storage container assembly has a container body and a lid designed and configured to work in functional combination to promote food storage means and with the lid containing timing means for tracking time elapsing during use (when storing food). The food storage container assemblies may be made of glass, plastic or other suitably equivalent material that is food- and dishwasher-safe. The lid of the container will be slidable into the base with an indented handle for sliding in and out of the body. The invention will contain an attachable timer that will slid into frond of container and be locked with a snapable button. The timer may comprise a display screen that shows a digital or non-digital display of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Natosha Pyle
  • Patent number: 11597574
    Abstract: A shipping package and method of making a shipping package having a flexible inner sheet having a first surface and a second surface. The method includes providing one or more sheets of flexible material, joining the sheet(s) to form an article reservoir for accepting an article to be shipped, one or more expansion chambers, and an article retrieval feature. The expansion chambers can be inflated or otherwise expanded to provide structure to the package and to protect the article in the article reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Craig Lester, Mark Mason Hargett, Susana E Borrero, James T Boesken, Benjamin G Hesford, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Patent number: 11592636
    Abstract: A wall box includes an enclosure having a base and a cover connected to the base. The base and the cover enclose an interior region. The wall box further includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters mounted to the enclosure. The fiber optic adapters include an inner port positioned inside the interior region and an outer port positioned at an outer surface of the enclosure. A tray stack is mounted within the interior region. The tray stack includes a tray mount pivotally connected to the enclosure. The tray mount includes a top surface and an oppositely disposed bottom surface. A first splice tray mounting area is disposed on the top surface and a second splice tray mounting area is disposed on the bottom surface. A plurality of trays is disposed in the first splice tray mounting area. A tray is disposed in the second splice tray mounting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Holmberg, James J. Solheid, Erik J. Gronvall, Paula Lockhart, Thomas Marcouiller
  • Patent number: 11591130
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to securely stackable, box pallet merchandising storage and display box and system for use in storing and displaying clothing or other merchandising goods. The merchandising display box generally includes a bottom panel, U-shaped front panel foldably connected to the bottom panel and defining a display opening and a rear panel also foldably connected to the bottom panel. First and second side panels are further foldably connected to the bottom panel and include securing flaps for securing the first and second side panels to the front and rear panels. Projections extend upwardly from the first and second side panels and cutouts are formed along bottom edges of the first and second side panels. The projections are configured to engage cutouts formed in a second merchandising display box positioned on top of the merchandising display box to secure or lock the merchandising display boxes together to prevent slippage therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Michael Avila
  • Patent number: 11590055
    Abstract: A protecting device is provided, having two plates forming a rectangular protecting body for sandwiching, constraining and protecting a flexible pouch. The two plates are attached together at a peripheral margin. Each plate has an outer surface with ribs provided in a peripheral annular region of a covering part receiving the pouch, along the peripheral margin. The peripheral margin is mounted in supporting parts of a frame and sliding positioning members may be secured to the peripheral margin, so that the peripheral margin is guided and allowed to be displaced inwardly during filling of the pouch, while the protecting body extends generally planar, at least at panel parts surrounded by the ribs. This allows for progressive conformational change of the protecting body when filling the pouch with biopharmaceutical product, while facilitating reverse displacement of the peripheral margin during draining operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Marc Sanchez