Patents Examined by Luan K. Bui
  • Patent number: 10703552
    Abstract: A liquid drink concentrate dispensing system is provided. It includes a concentrate storage container and a housing with a piercing device for providing a flow path for selective discharge of drink concentrate into a cup for diluting with water. The storage container includes a pump to effect selective discharge of the concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Charlee Crocker, James P. Crocker
  • Patent number: 10702685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-chamber containers. Specifically, the multi-chamber containers comprise, generally, a first container having a swab or applicator contained therein and a second container having a solution therein. In various embodiments, a first container may comprise a fracture recess for breaking and removing the swab or applicator, and a second container may further comprise a fracture recess for opening and exposing the solution. In embodiments, first and second containers are disposed separately, or connectedly side-by-side. In embodiments, a second container is contained within a first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Trznadel
  • Patent number: 10702426
    Abstract: Implementations of an individual pull tab packaging for tampons are provided. In some implementations, the individual pull tab packaging for tampons comprises a hollow elongated having a cylindrical shape configured to hold and enclose a tampon in an interior and comprising a top portion and a bottom portion joined together by a separable pull tab to open the interior, wherein the pull tab is configured to be pulled from the top portion and the bottom portion to disjoin the top portion and the bottom portion to open the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Laura Bollier
  • Patent number: 10696461
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a packaging includes a first panel including a first end and a second end, wherein first and second opposing perimeter side edges define the first panel and extend between the first end and the second end, and a first area having an inside surface is defined by the first end, the second end, and the perimeter side edges. A second panel includes a third end and a fourth end, wherein third and fourth opposing perimeter side edges define the second panel and extend between the third end and the fourth end, a second area having an inside surface is defined by the third end, the fourth end, and the perimeter side edges and wherein the second end is coupled to the third end at a first fold line. First and second tongues extend from third and fourth opposing perimeter side edges, respectively, at second and third fold lines, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Consolidated Graphics, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Scott Jones, Adam Mitchell Geerts, Craig Lowery Lombardi, Andrew Cunningham Charters
  • Patent number: 10695143
    Abstract: In some examples, a medical device package may include a backing card that is configured to secure a medical device to a major surface of the backing card. The backing card is configured to be assembled from an open state into a closed state in which flaps on one or more ends of a central region of the backing card move over some of the central region and cover some of the secured medical device. The closed state defines a reduced footprint relative to the unfolded state. The backing card may be sealed in a pouch, which may then be housed in a carton. The carton includes exterior walls that enclose the sealed backing card and spacing elements that receive the sealed backing card at a relative location within the carton and holds the backing card a threshold distance from the exterior walls of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: John Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10696451
    Abstract: A combined PV panel assembly jig and forklift transport pallet is used to assemble PV panels for transport to a field array from a protected manufacturing environment. The panels are assembled to have adhesively applied rails for transport by a robotic drone on a ground-support rack and are pre-wired. The PV panel assembly jig holds, protects, and aligns the PV panels in an upside down position, opposite to their operational position, for ease of wiring in order to decrease the manual labor required in the field. Once the pallet is transported to the load station at the end of a row of solar panel racks in the field array, a robotic loader lifts the upside down PV panels from the combined PV panel assembly jig and forklift transport pallet in an arcing overhead motion that lifts, tilts, and deposits the PV panels in an upright position at the loading station of a railed rack support as ground-mounted in a solar panel field array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Bramwell Britcher, Jeffrey Allen Moore, John Andrew Samuels
  • Patent number: 10696446
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a packaging box. The packaging box includes a box body, a cover body, a pressing member, a linkage member, and a lifting member. The box body includes a base plate. The cover body is configured to be closed or opened relative to the box body. The pressing member is connected to the box body. The linkage member is connected between the pressing member and the cover body. The lifting member is connected to the box body and is located above the pressing member. When the cover body is opened relative to the box body, the linkage member moves with the cover body to drive the pressing member to press against the lifting member, so that at least one part of the lifting member is pushed by the pressing member to move away from the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chuan-Ming Lee, Lin-Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 10694825
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device, including a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer is formed from an elastomeric first material. The second layer is formed from a second material different from the elastomeric first material. The third layer is formed from an elastomeric third material different from the second material. The second layer is arranged between the first layer and the third layer, with the first layer arranged on an outside of the case and the third layer being arranged on an inside of the case so that the third layer is closer to the mobile device than the first layer when the mobile device is arranged in the case. At least one outer surface of the first layer includes an antimicrobial substance or treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Bryan Hynecek, Randy Yang Chiang, Jon Dukershein, Darrick Albert Del Moral, Kenny Robert Denike
  • Patent number: 10675119
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a medical kit, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing a medical kit for cleaning endoscopes. In some aspects, a medical kit may comprise an outer bag capable of being vacuum sealed, at least one inner bag contained within the outer bag, at least one solution container comprising a solution contained within the outer bag, at least one absorbent pad contained within the outer bag, and/or the like. The air from the outer bag may be evacuated to form a vacuum seal surrounding the at least one inner bag, the at least one solution container, and the at least one absorbent pad. In an additional aspect, the medical kit may comprise an absorbent pad and solution contained within a bag capable of being vacuum sealed. In yet another aspect, a dispenser may be implemented to dispense medical kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Certol International LLC
    Inventor: Edward A. Cassinis
  • Patent number: 10675218
    Abstract: A child-resistant medication container assembly and method of dispensing the medication from the container assembly. The medication container assembly includes a blister pack with a plurality of compartments, each of which supports a medication. The container also includes a puck and a box. The blister pack compartments are aligned with openings on the puck, and the box is configured to receive and secure the puck and the blister pack such that each of the plurality of compartments is aligned with a complementary opening in the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ABBVIE INC.
    Inventors: Guy Upchurch, John G. Finch
  • Patent number: 10675120
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a medical kit, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing a medical kit for cleaning endoscopes. In some aspects, a medical kit may comprise an outer bag capable of being vacuum sealed, at least one inner bag contained within the outer bag, at least one solution container comprising a solution contained within the outer bag, at least one absorbent pad contained within the outer bag, and/or the like. The air from the outer bag may be evacuated to form a vacuum seal surrounding the at least one inner bag, the at least one solution container, and the at least one absorbent pad. In an additional aspect, the medical kit may comprise an absorbent pad and solution contained within a bag capable of being vacuum sealed. In yet another aspect, a dispenser may be implemented to dispense medical kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Certol International LLC
    Inventor: Edward A. Cassinis
  • Patent number: 10676192
    Abstract: An airbag container may be inflated and used to protect an item placed within the airbag container. The airbag container may include an inflatable portion that includes sidewalls that extend between a cover to a base. The airbag container may include an orifice to receive gas to inflate the sidewalls, the cover, and the base to an inflation pressure. The airbag container may include an inner cavity defined within the sidewalls, the cover, and the base. The inner cavity may be unpressurized when the inflatable body is at the inflation pressure. The cover may be at least partially separable from the sidewalls to enable insertion of an item in the inner cavity. The cover may then be securable to the sidewalls to securely contain the item in the inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Gur Kimchi
  • Patent number: 10661976
    Abstract: An example container includes a bottom support, a plurality of side walls and a top cover. The top cover includes a flat portion and a tented portion. In some examples, the bottom support, the side walls and the flat portion of the top cover form a rectangular box portion, and the bottom support, the side walls and the tented portion of the top cover form a tented box portion. The rectangular box portion and the tented box portion may be in communication with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PROVIDE COMMERCE, INC.
    Inventors: Shane Muzzall, Huan H. Tran
  • Patent number: 10661968
    Abstract: A container system for mixing and dispensing that comprises two containers, each container holding one or more ingredients. A first container is sealed with a frangible seal. A second container is sealed with a reusable cap and closure. At the time of use, the containers are able to be joined in a way that creates a passageway from one container to the other, which allows the ingredients in each container to mix. When the containers are separated, the first container is empty, and the second container holds the mixed ingredients. The second container can be fitted with the reusable cap closure to seal off the mixed ingredients from the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Jill Marie Hilton, Charles Aaron Curtiss, Stephanie Astrid Lamb-Korsavidis, Agostinho Martins
  • Patent number: 10667418
    Abstract: Various components of an electronic device housing and methods for their assembly are disclosed. The housing can be formed by assembling and connecting two or more different sections together. The sections of the housing may be coupled together using one or more coupling members. The coupling members may be formed using a two-shot molding process in which the first shot forms a structural portion of the coupling members, and the second shot forms cosmetic portions of the coupling members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bryan P. Kiple, Charles B. Woodhull, David A. Pakula, Tang Y. Tan, Michael P. Coleman, Thomas Johannessen, Richard W. Heley
  • Patent number: 10661929
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly for storing a plurality of flexible containers (1) with dispensing spouts, the assembly comprising one or more elongated guiding elements (15) configured to carry rows of dispensing spouts, wherein the guiding elements (15) are configured to be maintained in a substantially tubular arrangement while storing the containers in the interior formed by the tubular arrangement. The guiding elements (15) may be straight elements arranged in a parallel manner to form a tube-like arrangement. The guiding elements are also arranged to allow the containers to be attached in such a manner that they are positioned along a generally helical trajectory in the interior of the tubular arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink, Stijn Antonius Petrus Verhoeven
  • Patent number: 10640263
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant closure assembly, comprising an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end; a ferrule defining an interior major surface, wherein the interior major surface has a proximal region and a distal region; and a boss positioned adjacent the distal end of the elongate body and configured to resiliently urge outwardly against the interior major surface; wherein the elongate body is slidably retained within the ferrule by a shoulder extending radially outward of the elongate body; wherein the ferrule, the elongate body, or both defines a region so complementarily arranged relative to the boss as to resiliently urge the elongate body in a proximal direction relative to the ferrule in correspondence with a radially outward force applied by the boss against the interior major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Zeal Design Limited
    Inventors: Roberto Giovannetti, Carlos Luchsinger, Ciro Davila, Diego Chuecos, Kwok Yuen Tung
  • Patent number: 10633169
    Abstract: A cigarette pack with an outer pack (10) in the embodiment as a hinge lid box and with an inner pack (11) as a sealed block is provided with an opening tab (21) for the inner pack (11) and with a closure label (23) for actuating the opening tab (21). The closure label (23) is fixed on the inner side of a lid front wall (34) by means of an actuating tab (28) and is movable with the lid (30) into the opening position. Pressure members (45, 46) cause the closure label (23) to be pressed with regions of glue onto the inner side of the lid front wall (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Hans Sch├Ânberger, Michael Schlenker
  • Patent number: 10618011
    Abstract: A package comprises an airtight container having an oxygen permeability of less than or equal to 15 ml/m2dMPa and water vapor permeability of less than or equal to 2 g/m2d, and a sub-nano membrane structure accommodated in the airtight container. The sub-nano membrane structure having a porous support and a sub-nano membrane. The sub-nano membrane formed on the porous support and having an average pore diameter of less than or equal to 1 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Miyahara, Makiko Ichikawa, Kenji Yajima, Katsuhiro Tokura
  • Patent number: 10595878
    Abstract: IFAK assemblies may include an outer shell having an outer shell interior. An interior sleeve may be removably deployed in the outer shell interior of the outer shell. A left tourniquet sleeve may be carried by a first side of the outer shell. The left tourniquet sleeve may have a left sleeve interior and a left tourniquet retrieval opening. A right tourniquet sleeve may be carried by a second side of the outer shell opposite the first side. The right tourniquet sleeve may have a right sleeve interior and a right tourniquet retrieval opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Theodorou