Patents Examined by King M Chu
  • Patent number: 11713155
    Abstract: A bottle insert includes an insert body defining a bottle opening, the bottle opening configured to receive a portion of a bottle therethrough; and an insert partition disposed substantially within the insert body, the insert partition defining a partition wall, the partition wall aligned with and spaced from the bottle opening, the partition wall configured to confront an end of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Austin Thomas Royal
  • Patent number: 11703369
    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: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Toddy Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tonn, Joel R. Switzer, Stephen Sanford
  • Patent number: 11702258
    Abstract: A container includes a cup and a lid. The lid is adapted to mate with a brim included in the cup to close a top aperture opening into an interior liquid-storage region formed in the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Yucheng Peng, Jonathan Eickhoff, Ryan Dewig, Jeffrey A. Mann, Debra R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11701964
    Abstract: A fuel tank includes a built-in component having a head portion, a neck portion, and a shoulder portion, the built-in component being anchored to a tank body by blowing air from outside a parison to cause the parison wrap around the neck portion during molding of the tank body. A slit extending in one direction only is formed on a surface of the shoulder portion as an air vent path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventors: Kazunari Nakaya, Takuya Shiraishi, Hiroya Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 11702271
    Abstract: Provided are vacuum-insulated articles that comprise an evacuated space disposed between first and second walls and a reflective material disposed within the evacuated space. Also provided are methods of fabricating such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Concept Group LLC
    Inventor: Aarne H Reid
  • Patent number: 11691810
    Abstract: A bin bag dispenser has a dispenser housing having a housing base and a housing wall that extends upwardly to form a chamber for holding a trash bag roll. A housing cover fits over the dispenser housing to cover the chamber. The housing cover has a dispensing mechanism for dispensing trash bags from the trash bag roll. A fastener is provided for removably fastening the dispenser housing to a bottom of the trash bin, the fastener including a plurality of attachment receivers formed on the housing base, and a plurality of feet adapted to removably attach to the plurality of attachment receivers, each of the plurality of feet having a top end and a bottom end, and a bin fastener for fastening the dispenser to the trash bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventor: Abdullah Issa
  • Patent number: 11678755
    Abstract: A beverage sipper for use with a beverage bottle such as a sparkling beverage bottle comprises a stem portion adapted to be releasably inserted into the neck of a beverage bottle, the stem portion comprising a stem wall having an outer surface adapted to contact the neck of the beverage bottle and an inner surface that defines a stem portion beverage passageway and a sipping portion adapted to extend out of the neck of the beverage bottle when the stem portion is inserted in the beverage bottle, the sipping portion comprising a sipping wall with an inner surface that defines a sipping portion beverage passageway that is in flow communication with the stem portion beverage passageway. The stem portion has a securing mechanism to secure the stem portion within the beverage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: HEY BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: David Lanphear, Steven Bucaro
  • Patent number: 11678754
    Abstract: A cup developed for tremor patients, which provides for the tremor patients to carry out their dietary activities in an easy way, suitable for long-term usage, the cup including a body, an upper body, a central body, a lower body, a valve, a button, a plane, a wire, an under-button spring, a cup handle spring, a spring at the back of the pin, a spring at the back of magnet-c, a body sheath, pockets, a handle sheath, a magnet housing, a magnet-a, a magnet-b and a magnet-c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Helbest Jiyan Gonullu, Kadir Tan, Devrim Tarakçi, Kübra Sahadet Sezer
  • Patent number: 11672316
    Abstract: The device will allow the sportsman to carry a pair of shoes and a towel together. The issue of forgetting a towel when one is needed will be eliminated with this device. The device is easily hand washed or machine washed and can be reused as often as possible. It is also designed to be subjected to a range of environmental conditions including extremes in weather and temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: John Woodman
  • Patent number: 11676838
    Abstract: A wafer cassette for receiving a wafer is provided. The wafer cassette includes a cassette housing, a first supporting rib and a second supporting rib. The first supporting rib is disposed in the cassette housing, wherein the first supporting rib includes a front supporting portion, a middle supporting portion and a rear supporting portion, the front supporting portion is connected to one end of the middle supporting portion, the rear supporting portion is connected to the other end of the middle supporting portion, and the front supporting portion has a front curved edge. The second supporting rib is disposed in the cassette housing. An edge portion of the wafer is supported by the first supporting rib and the second supporting rib, and the front supporting portion, the middle supporting portion and the rear supporting portion contact the wafer simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Chao-Chih Wang, Ya-Nan Wang, Chia-He Wu, Cheng-Han Chiang
  • Patent number: 11666876
    Abstract: A system including a containment assembly for enclosing a medication container may comprise a first housing portion or interface portion having a proximal end and a distal end. The interface portion may include a housing wall which defines a channel spanning from the proximal end to the distal end. The channel may be open at the proximal and distal end. The containment assembly may further comprise only two pierceable septa configured to form a barrier to the channel. The containment assembly may further comprise a variable-volume housing portion having a variable volume chamber. The variable-volume portion chamber of the variable-volume housing portion may be in fluid communication with the distal end of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan
  • Patent number: 11666512
    Abstract: A device including a portable frame, comprising a tray and a lid that closes upon the tray, and multiple cavities formed in the tray and configured to receive a container is provided. The cavities are arranged in a pattern according to a dosage dispense sequence for a medication from the container, and to a type of a medication to be dispensed from the container; and a marking along a side of the pattern, the marking indicative of the dosage dispense sequence corresponding to one or more cavities aligned with the marking in the pattern. A method for using the above device to dispense medication to a patient is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Prentiss B. Taylor, Jr.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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