Patents Examined by King M Chu
  • Patent number: 10349779
    Abstract: A container for holding liquid is disclosed. The container comprises a first tubular wall and a second tubular wall. Diameter of the first tubular wall is greater than the diameter of the second tubular wall. The container comprises a base provided at bottom of the first tubular body and the second tubular body to form a closed structure. The space formed between the inner surface of the first tubular wall and outer surface of the second tubular wall and the base, and spaced formed between the second tubular wall and the base is used to hold liquid separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Alanna R. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10349719
    Abstract: A tray is disclosed for securely holding a shaving razor and a shaving cartridge magazine when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ShaveLogic, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Provost, John W. Griffin, William E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10351313
    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: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventor: Sarah Danger George
  • Patent number: 10343841
    Abstract: A waste containment and isolating system used for storing and isolating waste materials in a way that closure of the device and isolating the waste is done remotely and in a way that the user does not need to come in contact with the waste or the containment device is disclosed. The device comprises of a bag containing a drawstring threaded through the center of a flexible tab that is wedged in a fixed position such that pulling on the drawstring portion behind the tab draws in the bag opening into a closed mouth, drawing the closed mouth toward the tab and flexing the tab onto the closed mouth to seal it and prevent odiferous gasses from leaking out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Kyle Dixon, Scott Edward Parazynski
  • Patent number: 10342308
    Abstract: A new sanitary toilet kit system that provides a sanitary and flushable toilet seat cover and a sanitary flushable wipe that are sealed within the kit to ensure peak hygienic qualities. The toilet seat cover and wipe are sanitary, flushable, transportable, discreet, septic system safe, and environmentally safe. Further, the sanitary toilet kit system is disposable and provides a toilet seat cover with a traction side to prevent slippage when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Alex Nasrawi
  • Patent number: 10342530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support base (1?) for a suture thread having two opposite sides (12, 14) and comprising on one side (12) thereof a storage channel (2) for a suture thread in a wound position, and a holding zone (4) of one end of the suture thread, the holding zone (4) being surrounded by the storage channel (2), the support base (1) being characterized by having a through-opening (5) between the two sides (12, 14) thereof, the through-opening (5) extending into the holding zone (4) and continuing from the holding zone (4) in such a way as to intersect the storage channel (2), and a shutter (8) moving between an open position for uncovering the through-opening (5) between the two sides (12, 14) thereof, and a closed position for at least partially opening the through-opening (5), the moving shutter (8) being configured to project, in the open position thereof, from the side (14) of the base (1?) which is opposite to the side (12) on which the storage channel (2) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Halfon, Caroline Camedda
  • Patent number: 10347517
    Abstract: A diffuser tower assembly having a diffuser with a flared end and a fitting with an offset portion and nipple sized for the flared end. The assembly may be configured for providing low coverage purging. Diffuser tower assemblies may be in the form of a kit for retrofitting existing front opening wafer containers. The inlet fitting may include structure that enhances purge characteristics near the base of the porous media diffuser for enhanced sweeping of the floor of the substrate container. Embodiments of the disclosure generate an uneven flow distribution that provides a non-uniform flow distribution at the opening. In an embodiment, where the opening is in a substantially vertical orientation, the non-uniform flow distribution is tailored to deliver a greater flow rate to the bottom half of the opening than to the top of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark V. Smith, Christopher Beatty, Murali Bandreddi
  • Patent number: 10337673
    Abstract: This invention is a mechanism enabling rapid manual opening and closing of a pressure vessel lid without using tools. A pressure vessel bears two circular mating rings welded to the adjacent rims of the vessel lid and shell respectively with the latter ring grooved to house an O-ring. These mating rings are externally tapered to match the internal tapers of a pair of semi-circular external clamping elements. The mechanism applies tension at the vessel perimeter to draw the external clamping elements radially inward, engaging male and female tapers with sufficient force to compress the O-ring and maintain static clamping of the pressurized lid and shell. Tension is produced by levered rotation of two diametrically-opposed slotted plates where cylindrical pins mounted on the ends of the external clamping elements ride in the plate slots and cam action applies mechanical advantage causing the pins to converge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Gordon Basil Hobbs
  • Patent number: 10329060
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a security seal with a seal base with at least one locking projection and a seal head connected to the seal base with at least one blocking tab, whereby each blocking tab is movably connected to the seal head via at least one hinge element, together with a safety closure with a first closure part and a second closure part, which can be moved back and forth between an open position and a closed position relative to the first closure part, wherein the first closure part has a seating on which the seal base of a security seal can be engaged so that, when the second closure part is in the closed position, at least one blocking tab of the security seal at least partially overlaps the second closure part on the side of the second closure part opposite the first closure part, and additionally, a security container with a container tub, a lid and a safety closure, wherein either the first or second closure part is arranged on either the container tub or the lid, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Dieter Weisshaupt, Stefan Thomas, Stefan Schuster, Andreas Elisch
  • Patent number: 10329069
    Abstract: A sheet-mask package, in order for a sheet mask to be removed from a bag to be used in a unfolded state, allows the unfolding operation of the folded sheet mask, thereby enabling the removed sheet mask to be quickly and reliably attached on the face while preventing fingers from being excessively wet. In an embodiment, the sheet-mask package 2 is obtained by storing in a package box a holed tray (T1) on which Z-folded sheet masks (1) moistened with a chemical solution are stacked and which has a hole (4) formed in the bottom of the holed tray (T1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TAIKI CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshio Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10321746
    Abstract: A lip balm container includes a first container element that defines a first compartment configured to house a first portion of lip balm such that a second portion of the lip balm extends from the compartment, and a second container element connected to the first container element and moveable relative thereto between a closed and an open position. When in the closed position, the second container element covers the second portion of the mass of lip balm extending from the first compartment of the first container element, and in the open position, the second portion of the lip balm is exposed for use. The second container element remains connected to the first container element as the second container element is moved between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: K7 Design Group Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10322629
    Abstract: A method for assembling a tank including: providing a first shell and a second shell; putting edges of the first and second shells into contact with each other and mutually connecting the edges; providing the first shell with a first connecting member extending inwardly from an inner surface of the first shell, the first connecting member including a hole; and after the edges of the first and second shells are put into contact with each other, connecting the first connecting member to the second shell by inserting a pin shaped element through a hole in the second shell and the hole in the first connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research
    Inventors: Laurent Duez, Eric Boucaux, Jules-Joseph Van Schaftingen
  • Patent number: 10322867
    Abstract: A cork-insulated cooler having a constant friction hinge assembly is described. The cooler is comprised of an outer basin having an open top, a plurality of cork panels lining the outer basin, a transparent inner basin having an open top which is constructed and arranged to hold and maintain the plurality of cork panels against the outer basin, a lid hingedly connected to the inner and outer basin, such that the lid can be positioned anywhere between a completely closed position to a completely open position and anywhere in between with the lid supporting itself in the chosen position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sovaro Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Todd McLean Furneaux, Gary M. Fischer, Jr., Michael Thuma, William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 10314376
    Abstract: A case for a mobile, electronic device, the case having a case body with an outer surface and an inner surface facing the electronic device and at least one separator on the inner surface of the case body to create a space between the electronic device and the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Tadashi Igarashi, Kenichi Shibata, Tracy M. Heims
  • Patent number: 10308397
    Abstract: A tray (50) configured for receiving replaceable portions (26, 26?) of an electronic smoking device (10) is disclosed. The tray (50) has cavities (52) each configured for receiving a replaceable portion (26, 26?) for being releasably clamped therein. The replaceable portion (26, 26?) is releasably clamped by a movement (R) with respect to the tray (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, Charles Kevin Dillon, Daniel Luke Coveney
  • Patent number: 10301090
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers is disclosed. The carrier includes a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carrier. The plurality of panels includes at least one bottom panel, at least one top panel, a front panel, a back panel, at least one side panel, and at least one central panel that divides the interior of the carrier into a front portion and a back portion. At least one divider flap is foldably connected to the at least one central panel and extends to one of the front panel and the back panel to divide one of the front portion and the back portion into at least two container-receiving spaces. The at least one top panel is foldably connected to at least one of the front panel and the back panel and includes at least one opening for receiving a container of the plurality of containers. The at least one top panel comprises a locking tab and the at least one central panel comprises a locking opening for receiving the locking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10293477
    Abstract: Storage equipment including at least one storage container with a vertical axis, on which a coupling bar, which can rotate about a rotational axis that is at a right angle to the vertical axis, is mounted on the outside, in the upper region of the front side of same. The coupling bar is designed as a pivot bar with only one arm, which is provided with an individual bar arm, projecting away from the rotational axis on one side, on which a coupling structure is arranged. The pivot angle of the pivot bar is limited to 90° by a stop, and the pivot bar can be pivoted exclusively between an inactive standby position with the bar arm oriented at a right angle to the vertical axis, and an active coupling position projecting upwards in the axial direction of the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Lutz Wolle, Markus Barabeisch, Denny Kahn
  • Patent number: 10293989
    Abstract: A fitting for affixing to a mouth portion of a receiving container and for receiving a drinking straw comprises a tubular body including a side wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, an open bottom end and a closed top end formed by a top wall having a frangible region therein configured to permit passage of the drinking straw therethrough. A seal layer is coupled to the closed top end and is configured to overlap the frangible region. The fitting may also be mounted onto a container body including a container side wall, an integral container bottom wall and an open top end defined by an open mouth portion. A drinking straw may be releasably coupled to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Joanna Shields
  • Patent number: 10285908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual-chamber pack for a multi-dose oral liquid pharmaceutical composition wherein the compositions of the first and second chambers are mixed at the time of first administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Inventors: Bhupesh Kumar Mittal, Neha Pardal
  • Patent number: 10285520
    Abstract: A spillproof container assembly includes a container body and a lid body that is adapted to be fastened onto the container body by screwing. Both the container body and the lid body are advantageously provided with outwardly extending wing portions for enhancing the grippability of and properly orienting the container assembly for small children. The outwardly extending wing portions of the container body are aligned with the outwardly extending wing portions of the lid body. The lid body is provided with an acoustic waveguide, and sound generating structure is provided in communication with the acoustic waveguide for creating an audible feedback when the lid body has been tightened onto the container body to a predetermined relative position and tightness. The acoustic waveguide further functions as a viewing port that provides a visual feedback so that a user can visually verify the position of the lid body with respect to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Mark A. Hatherill, Rodolfo Gastelum, Won Song