Patents Examined by King M Chu
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: MONTFORT SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Schmid
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM NORTH AMERICA
    Inventor: Marc Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11584580
    Abstract: A shock absorbing container for retaining a beverage container or a beverage. The shock absorbing container is configured to absorb jarring or jolting impacts to reduce the likelihood of a spill. The shock absorbing container comprises a support structure, a base shock absorbing component, and a retaining insert. The support structure is rigidly constructed. The base shock absorbing component surrounds a base portion of the support structure. The retaining insert is insertable within an upper portion of the support structure and retains the beverage container or beverage. A rim shock absorbing component is house within the retaining insert to absorb impacts to a rim of the container. A lid and straw may engage the retaining insert to retain a beverage when a separate beverage container is not used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Kerin Harvey
  • Patent number: 11584584
    Abstract: A container for storing and dispensing respiratory mask liners includes a housing defining a cavity therein and a cover arranged to be received on the housing, the cover including an upper face having an opening formed therein. The container further includes a lever having a first end and a second end, the lever first end pivotally connected to the cover for engaging and dispensing respiratory mask liners stored within the container through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Naturs Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Rutan, Patrick Auell
  • Patent number: 11571021
    Abstract: Discloses embodiments relate to a container assembly for storing herbal products and accessories. The assembly includes a housing, including a grinder compartment that includes a perforated base with frame walls surrounding the perforated base, a first side opening beneath the perforated base, and a second side opening. The assembly further includes a slidable tray configured to slide into and out of the first side opening, a perforated grinder bottom configured to fit within the frame walls of the grinder compartment, a grinder top configured to fit within the frame walls of the grinder compartment and including a plurality of grinding teeth protruding from a first surface and a receptacle structure on a second surface opposite the first surface, and a leverage device configured to slide into and out of the second side opening and including an engaging structure configured to fit into the receptacle structure of the grinder top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Trippy Kit LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Smith, Casey Smith, Frank Coleman
  • Patent number: 11571020
    Abstract: A cigarette paper dispenser comprising a structure foldable between a first and second configuration, the first configuration forming a tray; and the second configuration forming a pouch for carriage of a rolled cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Barry
  • Patent number: 11571359
    Abstract: A freeze/thaw containment system is provided, having a protecting body and a flexible pouch protected by two plates of the protecting body. The two plates are attached together at a peripheral margin and form a rectangular protecting body. The peripheral margin is mounted in supporting parts of a stationary frame and sliding positioning members are 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 to sandwich and constrain the pouch in empty state of the pouch. This way of holding and retaining the protecting body allows for progressive conformational change of the protecting body due to the change in volume of the pouch when filled with a biopharmaceutical product, while facilitating reverse displacement of the peripheral margin during draining operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM NORTH AMERICA
    Inventor: Marc Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11564517
    Abstract: A drinking cup assembly includes a handle with a compartment for storing a utensil. The utensil includes a panel that forms a part of the handle. When the utensil is contained in the compartment, the panel occupies an opening that leads to the compartment. The utensil may be a stirrer, spoon, fork or knife. The handle may be permanently attached to the cup or removable from the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Ryan Wolfe
  • Patent number: 11564516
    Abstract: A drinking device for the retronasal perception of an aroma substance comprises a storage container (12) for drinking liquid, at least one aroma container (20), through which air can flow, and a transporting channel (18) for drinking liquid, the transporting channel running from the storage container (12) to a mouth end (28) of the drinking device (10), and also comprises an air channel (22) for transporting aromatized air, said air channel running from at least one of the at least one aroma containers (20) to the transporting channel (18) for drinking liquid or to the mouth end (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: air up group GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Jäger, Magdalena Jüngst, Jannis Koppitz, Fabian Schlang
  • Patent number: 11548701
    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: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Yucheng Peng, Jonathan Eickhoff, Ryan Dewig, Jeffrey A. Mann, Debra R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11548713
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shock-absorbing buffer for a base station antenna. The base station antenna includes a first end portion having a first end surface, a second end portion having a second end surface, and a protruding element which is at least provided on the first end surface and protrudes outward. The shock-absorbing buffer includes an inner buffer member and an outer buffer member. The inner buffer member is configured to at least partially cover the protruding element, the first end portion, and the second end portion, and the outer buffer member is configured to sleeve the inner buffer member and at least partially cover the first end portion and the second end portion. The inner buffer member and the outer buffer member are respectively made into a pre-formed structure from an inflatable air bag, and the inflatable air bag can form a plurality of air columns after being inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hua Yin, Yinqin Shao, Hong Ye, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 11548725
    Abstract: Cover systems for storage tanks, such as those containing at least some petroleum. Pipe retention systems for retaining pipes to storage tanks, such as pipes that can transmit liquid containing at least some petroleum. Methods of attaching cover systems to tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Industrial & Environmental Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Morgan