Patents Examined by King M Chu
  • Patent number: 11820591
    Abstract: A sanitary waste disposal device for portable use includes a shell, which defines an interior space and which is substantially impermeable to water. An opening is positioned in a front of the shell proximate to a top of the shell. A cover panel is hingedly engaged to the shell proximate to the opening. The cover panel is hingable from a first position, wherein the cover panel closes the opening, to a second position, wherein waste is insertable through the opening into the shell. A mounting element is engaged to the shell proximate to the top and is used to selectively mount the shell to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Woodrow Berry, Stacy Berry
  • Patent number: 11820567
    Abstract: The invention of the present disclosure may be a pressure sensitive locking mechanism comprising a first tine, a second tine, and a third tine. The locking mechanism may further comprise a tab disposed on the second tine, where the tab may be orthogonal to the second tine. In an embodiment, the second tine is configurable in a locked state and an unlocked state, where the second tine comprises a second tine bell disposed on the lower portion of the second tine, and where the second tine bell is tapered from the tab to an upper portion of the second tine. The tab may be configured to receive a pressure, application of the pressure may be configured to convert the second tine from the locked state to the unlocked state, and withdrawal of the pressure may be configured to convert the second tine from the unlocked state to the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Edward Ubell, Harry Kubetz
  • Patent number: 11812541
    Abstract: An electronic component package includes an electronic component storage container including a main body with recesses to store electronic components positioned along a longitudinal direction of the main body and including openings on one side in a height direction of the main body, a cover sheet to cover the openings of the recesses and removably attached to the main body, and a cover positioned such that the cover sheet is between the cover and the main body, and electronic components stored in the recesses of the electronic component storage container, the electronic component package has a volume filling rate of the electronic components in at least one of the recesses of about 50% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shimizu, Kiyoyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11805887
    Abstract: A beverage container includes a transparent cylindrical acrylic body sized to fit into a cup-holder of a vehicle, a transparent skin sized to encase a portion of an outer surface of the body, a transparent handle, a transparent lid sized to seal a chamber defined by the body, a transparent latch, and a transparent rubber or plastic cover sized to be placed onto the lid. The container is scannable by an x-ray machine or a metal detector for inspecting the container and the a beverage in the chamber, and permits a visual inspection of the liquid through the container. The latch permits the beverage to exit the lid through an orifice for the beverage to be consumed when the latch is open configuration. The orifice is sized to permit a straw to be inserted through the orifice to consume the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Josefina Tatiana Wittig
  • Patent number: 11801988
    Abstract: An inflatable packaging web (3201) includes a continuous web of preformed pouches (3200) and an outer skin (612). The continuous web of preformed pouches is defined by two panels (18) connected together along first and second side edges (14) and either connected together or folded along a bottom edge (20). At least one of the panels is inflatable. The outer skin is disposed over at least one of the inflatable panels. The outer skin is attached to the at least one of the inflatable panels along at least a portion of the height of the first and second side edges. The preformed pouch includes at least one fold such that a folded portion (3215) of the two panels is folded over a first portion of the two panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Rick Wehrmann
  • Patent number: 11801981
    Abstract: Packaging material is provided. The packaging material can include at least one web layer having a surface that includes first and second regions. When corresponding first regions are overlaid with each other and corresponding second regions are overlaid with each other, the overlaid first and second regions can cooperatively surround a cavity. The packaging material further can include a first sealing material disposed in the first region and configured to seal together the corresponding first regions upon application of first conditions to the first sealing material, and a second sealing material disposed in the second region and configured to seal together the corresponding second regions upon application of second conditions to the second sealing material. The second sealing material can be configured such that the first conditions applied to the second sealing material are insufficient to cause the second sealing material to seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Patent number: 11793336
    Abstract: A drinking device for the retronasal perception of an aroma substance comprises a storage container for drinking liquid, at least one aroma container, through which air can flow, and a transporting channel for drinking liquid. The transporting channel runs from the storage container to a mouth end of the drinking device. The drinking device also comprises an air channel for transporting aromatized air. The air channel running runs from at least one of the at least one aroma containers to the transporting channel for drinking liquid or to the mouth end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: air up group GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Jäger, Magdalena Jüngst, Jannis Koppitz, Fabian Schlang
  • Patent number: 11786023
    Abstract: A portable tennis equipment bag includes a bag body that has an internal frame that supports the shape of the body and which further provides support for a plurality of extendible legs that can extend from the bottom of the bag. The extendible legs can also collapse inside of the bag body. Each of the extendible legs can be attached, at their lower ends, to an lower shelf member at the bottom of the body of the bag, outside of the body of the bag. As a result, when the extendible legs are extended, the lower shelf portion is separated from the body of the bag and sits beneath the body of the bag, attached to the legs. Rolling mechanisms can be provided at the bottom of the lower shelf portion to allow the bag to be moved about across a surface such as a tennis court.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Charles Edouard Maria
  • Patent number: 11787606
    Abstract: A flip straw cup assembly haying a container body, a lid that may be detachable and a straw assembly. The lid includes a flip straw that is biased towards an extended position and retractable into a recess and securable by a flip lock. The straw assembly includes a straw body, a cap and a resealable seam extending the longitudinal length of the straw body that is adapted to open the straw body for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MUNCHKIN, INC.
    Inventors: Agnes Yena Lee, Sung Yun Chan, Kevin Douglas Johnson, Dewey Yu
  • Patent number: 11767140
    Abstract: A container, comprising a container body and a container cover frame which are injection molded as a whole. The container body and the container cover frame are connected by means of breaking points; during sealing, the container body and the container cover frame are separated during the process of covering the container cover frame with a container cover film. The material cost is reduced, and the container can be used for multiple times; the provision of an anti-opening member on the container cover frame can prevent opening and avoid secondary sealing; by providing a sealing structure on the container body and the container cover frame, the container has a good sealing effect when reused for multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Kwok Din Lau, Kwan Ming Jimmy Lau
  • Patent number: 11768096
    Abstract: A lid for a beverage container having a reservoir chamber for holding drink additive, a measurement chamber in fluid communication with the measurement chamber, and an upper chamber with a lower end in fluid communication with an upper end portion of the reservoir chamber. A plunger has an upper chamber seal, an upper seal and a lower seal, and an actuator moves the plunger between first, second and third plunger positions to dispense a measured drink additive in the measurement chamber into the container. The plunger has a central filler port to receive drink additive and an aperture in fluid communication with the reservoir chamber. The actuator includes a closure member closing the filler port and manually movable to move the plunger. A lock member is movable between locked and unlocked positions, and in the locked position prevents movement of the plunger from the first to the second plunger position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Toddy Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tonn, Joel R. Switzer, Stephen Sanford
  • Patent number: 11766109
    Abstract: A personal hygiene kit including a first section assembly attached to a central portion and a third section assembly attached to the central portion thereof. The first section assembly includes a first section wherein can be inserted and kept any hygiene personal kit or any type of lighter with a striker. The central portion includes a central portion which is configured as a reservoir to insert liquid perfume or cologne to spray through the top portion by a head spray having a rear side configured as a slot compartment. The third section assembly includes a third portion which is configured to store any candy or pellet by the user and has a holder on the side to fasten an external personal item. The central portion with the first section and third section on the sides thereof are sealed on the top by a cap to prevent any debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Adam Sheldon
  • Patent number: 11745913
    Abstract: A multi-compartment liquid beverage container assembly includes an outer container body housing multiple interior liquid beverage storage vessels. A one-piece liquid transfer rod contained within the outer container body releasably attaches to the interior beverage storage vessels in a manner enabling stored liquid beverage to be transferred from the interior beverage storage vessels, through the liquid transfer rod, to outer container body openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: Peter Spence
  • Patent number: 11745930
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, systems and methods for applying labeling or indicia upon expandable slit sheet cushioning material is provided, including, in some examples, a) providing one or more unslit region within the expandable slit sheet material, b) providing one or more label or the like that is adhered or connected to a region of the expandable slit sheet material, and/or c) providing an over-layer sheet around the expandable slit sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: David Paul Goodrich
  • Patent number: 11737952
    Abstract: A holding device is provided that has a base body having a plurality of openings in a first surface and a plurality of holding elements each having a movable surface. The plurality of holding elements are arranged with respect to the plurality of openings, respectively, such that a container extending in a respective opening of the plurality of openings is held by a respective one of the plurality of holding elements in a positive fit. The movable surface faces the container in a direction that is perpendicular to a height of the container. The holding element establishes the positive fit by a displacement movement of the movable surface. The displacement movement has a direction of movement that inclines an angle with the height of the container in a range from 60 to 120°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Schott Pharma Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Christian Komann, Patrick Wolf, Sandro Kundert
  • Patent number: 11738939
    Abstract: A trash receptacle comprising a compartment enclosed by walls of the trash receptacle, wherein the compartment is configured to receive trash and at least two parallel and planar horizontal bars within the compartment, wherein the bars are structurally configured to receive and dispense garbage bags and a clip mechanism located near a free non-affixed end of each bar and located on the tip of the bars, wherein each clip mechanism is configured to receive a bag so that the bag is pinched by the clip mechanism and functions to prevent the bag from sliding off the bars or from collapsing inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Deja S. Castro
  • Patent number: 11731812
    Abstract: An easy-tear-open and tamper-evident container including: a container body having a first convex loop on a periphery of an opening thereof; a lid having a second convex loop for engaging with the first convex loop, where a loop of tear line is provided on a topmost surface of the second convex loop, and the loop of tear line is divided into a section of breakable line and a section of broken line; and a spacer part being disposed below a local area of the topmost surface of the second convex loop that bears the section of broken line to make the local area bent up to form an force application part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Meng-Yun Hsu
  • Patent number: 11724875
    Abstract: A trash can for the collection and disposal of trash is disclosed. The trash can includes a base and a separable sidewall allowing for easy removal of a bag from the trash can by lifting the sidewall around the bag, rather than lifting the bag through the top of the trash can. The base includes a pair of straps that allow a user to carry it. The sidewall includes recesses that are positioned and adapted to receive the pair of straps when the sidewall rests on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: 3 Boys Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Christian, Daniel Birkhead
  • Patent number: 11717102
    Abstract: A carry tray a two-part base hingedly attached in the middle along adjacent edges. A removable or detachable handle may be provided. Each base comprises a bottom with a side extending upwards along the circumference, in whole or in part Each part of the base can be polygonal, semi-circular, hemi-circular, rectilinear, curved, or combinations thereof. The tray can be folded up along the hinge into a closed position for convenient storage or transport when not in use. The base may be used with a removable template or foam insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Natalie Jean Boyatt
  • Patent number: 11713184
    Abstract: A container including a housing. The housing includes an outer wall, a first compartment, a second compartment, and a third compartment. The outer wall has a first end defining a first opening and a second end defining a second opening opposite the first opening. The first compartment is open at the first opening and closed at the second opening. The second compartment is adjacent the first compartment and separated from the first compartment by a first dividing wall. The second compartment is open at the second opening and closed at the first opening. The third compartment is adjacent the second compartment and separated from the second compartment by a second dividing wall. The third compartment is open at the first opening and closed at the second opening. The first and second dividing walls each extend from the first opening to the second opening and taper inward towards the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Buddy Box, LLC
    Inventor: Harold Scot Goradesky