Patents Examined by Luan K. Bui
  • Patent number: 11685584
    Abstract: A hardware merchandise carrying device is adapted to hold at least one hardware merchandise that has a positioning portion, and includes at least one holding seat that has a main seat body, two elastic arm members, and first and second connecting units. The elastic arm members are adapted to be removably coupled to the at least one hardware merchandise. Each elastic arm member extends from the main seat body, and has an engaging portion adapted to engage the positioning portion of the at least one hardware merchandise. The first and second connecting units are disposed on the main seat body. The second connecting unit is adapted for engaging the first connecting unit of another holding seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Shu-Hui Yeh
  • Patent number: 11679910
    Abstract: Provided is a package body for ceramic separation membranes, comprising: a packaging box which stores a plurality of ceramic separation membranes in parallel in a width direction and a height direction; and a plurality of partition packs, wherein each of the partition packs has a thickness equal to or larger than a thickness of each of the ceramic separation membranes, and has a plurality of storing parts, with intervals therebetween in the width direction, which are through holes of a size including a projection shape of the ceramic separation membrane, and the packaging box stores at least two kinds of the partition packs stacked in the height direction with the plurality of storing parts arranged in the width direction in a staggered manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Junji Hisanaga
  • Patent number: 11679921
    Abstract: A trapped tray product packaging having a paperboard or a molded pulp tray trapped between a first panel and a second panel is provided. The first panel has an opening for placement of the tray. The tray includes a lip that is trapped between the first panel and the second panel. The first and second panels can be formed from paperboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventors: Paul E. Robert, Greg Wicker
  • Patent number: 11673735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tobacco product package that comprises at least two, preferably five or more, cylindrically shaped tobacco products aligned in an alignment direction. A wrapping is sheathed around the tobacco products and covers at least part of the outer surfaces of the aligned tobacco products. A tear strip is disposed in the alignment direction along the wrapping and is configured for tearing apart the wrapping when being pulled by a user. According to the present invention, the tear strip has at least one weakening line positioned in the vicinity of an interface of adjacent tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Imperial Tobacco Ventures Limited
    Inventors: Carmen Buhr, Vinka Frohlich
  • Patent number: 11673707
    Abstract: A container assembly includes an outer cover and a container. The front of the outer cover includes a minor front flap located on an interior surface thereof. The front of the container includes at least one minor exterior flap. The container is received in the open end of the outer cover, The container forms an aperture. The minor front flap of the outer cover and the minor exterior flap of the container are generally aligned in a plane in a closed position of the container assembly to prevent or inhibit opening thereof. The outer cover initially moves with respect to the container by pushing the front of the container and moving the outer cover such that the minor front flap of the outer cover clears the minor exterior flap of the container allowing the container assembly to be moved from the closed position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: RIPA, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Altman
  • Patent number: 11667458
    Abstract: Shipping containers for batteries are described herein. An example shipping container includes a base defining a cavity, a lid to be coupled to a top of the base to substantially seal the cavity, and an absorbent pad disposed within the cavity to absorb liquid from the battery if the battery leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Roger McCully, Jay Sumner
  • Patent number: 11667446
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to cargo assemblages that may include containers of rolled products stacked on pallets secured thereto with film and methods of producing such cargo assemblages. The load may include containers of absorbent paper product arranged in stacked layers from a bottom layer of containers to a top layer of containers. A film may be applied to connect the load with the pallet and to connect neighboring stacked layers together. The film may be wrapped around the pallet and/or layers of containers with a wrap profile having different characteristics, such as for example, containment forces; tensions; numbers of layers, and/or locations of layers with respect to the load, the pallet, and/or each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Green, Leo E. Taske, Scott M. Smith, Carlos O. Nilo, Kimberly M. Gerlach, Richard W. Hamm, Frederick Scott Britton, Arnaldo Vazquez Santiago
  • Patent number: 11661258
    Abstract: A packaging system that maintains the free flowing characteristic of solid materials contained therein. The packaging system includes a container, a cover, a vapor permeable bag, a vapor impermeable liner and at least two desiccant snakes. The vapor permeable bag has an opening for receiving solid materials and is formed from cloth or continuous fibers of high-density polyethylene that are randomly distributed and non-directional. The vapor impermeable liner surrounds the vapor permeable bag and provides a moisture barrier. The desiccant snakes are disposed between the vapor permeable bag and the liner. Each snake includes two or more desiccant packages formed from a vapor permeable material through which moisture can freely pass. The desiccant packages contain clay, silica, or molecular sieves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: James Farina, Nandu Deorkar
  • Patent number: 11660159
    Abstract: An instrument tray for storing and supplying surgical instruments, and a system and a method for at least semi-automatically handling trays of this type. The tray includes a container for receiving surgical instruments, and the container has unique visual markers for individual instruments. The system also includes a manipulator and an image recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Keibel
  • Patent number: 11661259
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a cosmetic arrangement can be provided, which can include a first structure that can enclose a cosmetic active ingredient(s), a second structure that can enclose a solvent solution, a third structure(s) that can separate the solvent solution from the cosmetic active ingredient(s), a medium that can be configured to absorb a mixture of the cosmetic active ingredient(s) and solvent solution, and an indicator structure that can be configured to indicate whether the cosmetic active ingredient(s) and the solvent solution have come in contact with one another. Upon an application of a particular amount of pressure on a portion(s) of the arrangement, the cosmetic active ingredient(s) and the solvent solution can be caused to come into direct contact with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Steven Wang
  • Patent number: 11641924
    Abstract: A dual-ended stick mechanism comprises a dual-ended holder cup that holds two stick products; a single inner body with longitudinal shaft; a single cam sleeve a with helical groove; two A-shell members; and two overcaps. When either overcap is rotated with respect to the opposite A-shell, the holder cup moves up and down. A register feature alerts the user that the holder cup has reached its neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventor: Jian Yan
  • Patent number: 11628973
    Abstract: A device for protecting against shocks for a glass bottle is presented, having a body, a bottom and a distal portion successively comprising from the body, a shoulder, a collar and a neck, said device comprising a first cup engaging with the bottom and a second cup engaging with the shoulder, each of the cups having a projecting portion for damping shocks, along a transversal plane, beyond a zone of a larger diameter of the bottle. The projecting portion of at least one from among the first and the second cups includes a plurality of damping pads spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: VIRBAC
    Inventors: Michel Robin, Laurent Rodrigues, Arnaud Steiner, BenoƮt Berny
  • Patent number: 11628960
    Abstract: A pack includes at least four containers, each of which is in one of two container groups. Intragroup bonds hold containers in the same container group together. Intergroup bonds hold together the first and second groups. A carrying handle spans at least two containers from different groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Fischer, Uwe Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 11628032
    Abstract: A package includes a tray and a cover configured to seal an open end of the tray when the cover is assembled onto the tray. The tray has a flange extending about a periphery at the open end of the tray. A continuous barrier seal is formed between the flange and the cover when the cover is assembled onto the tray, and a discontinuous sacrificial seal is also formed between the flange and the cover when the cover is assembled onto the tray. The discontinuous sacrificial seal is configured to absorb stress applied to the flange. The continuous barrier seal is disposed closer to an inner periphery of the flange than the discontinuous sacrificial seal. Holes are formed on the corners of the flange, and the holes are spaced apart from the discontinuous sacrificial seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Hayden, Joshua Hillas, Martin Bernard Patten
  • Patent number: 11628995
    Abstract: A hang tag includes a hanging card including a label adhering member between a first enhancement member and a second enhancement member, the first enhancement member including a through hole, and the second enhancement member including two extending seats projecting out of front and rear ends respectively; two opposite resilient members extending downward from the extending seats, each resilient member including a first inclined section having one end integrally formed with bottoms of the extending seats, and a second inclined section having one end integrally formed with the other end of the first inclined section; two pressing members each formed at a joining portion of the first inclined section and the second inclined section; and a snapping member including two snapping sections on two sides respectively and an interconnection section interconnecting the snapping sections. The snapping member is configured to insert into a socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Yi-Hsuan Lai
  • Patent number: 11628123
    Abstract: A pill bottle top includes a top and a base engaged with the top and having first ratchet teeth. An indicator slide has a finger pad formed with an inwardly protruding indicator nose and leaf spring arms coupled to the finger pad and disposed intermediate the top and base. The leaf spring arms are formed with second ratchet teeth configured to engage first ratchet teeth on the base. The finger pad can be pressed against the leaf spring arms to disengage the second ratchet teeth from the first ratchet teeth and allow the indicator slide to slide relative to the top with the indicator nose higher than and alignable with time indicia on the top. The finger pad can be released to allow the second ratchet teeth to engage first ratchet teeth under material bias of the leaf spring arms and prevent the indicator slide from sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Casey M. Chambers
  • Patent number: 11617811
    Abstract: A sterile container includes a container pan, a container cover, a closure for closing the sterile container, and a seal or sealing element between the container pan and the container cover. The seal or sealing element is vapor-permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Matthias Henke, Katrin Sternberg
  • Patent number: 11618622
    Abstract: The application discloses a packaging cover, including a baseboard and at least one corner structure. The corner structure includes a first region, a second region, a first fold line, a third region, a second fold line, and a fourth region. The first region has a slit, and one of the corners of the baseboard is inserted into the slit. The second region is folded with the first fold line as an axis to be perpendicular to the first region. The third region has a clamping groove. The third region is folded with the second fold line as an axis to be perpendicular to the first region. The fourth region has a fixing part. After the fourth region is folded with the second fold line as an axis, the fourth region is overlapped with the third region, and the fixing part is inserted into the clamping groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Shan-Jie Ji
  • Patent number: 11612448
    Abstract: A medical equipment adaptable travel restraint system includes a number of features to support transportation and use of durable medical equipment including crash-safe transportation in a vehicle, vehicle-to-site transportation by a user for deployment, and operation of the durable medical equipment by the user without removal from a carrier of the medical equipment adaptable travel restraint system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Kathryn Jean Gustafson, Michele Linda DeGrazia
  • Patent number: 11612226
    Abstract: A case for a round electronic device may have a device holding portion and an attachment portion for attaching the case to an item such as a suitcase or a key chain. The case may include upper and lower case portions that form a pocket. On a first side of the pocket, the upper and lower case portions may be stitched together or may be integrally formed. On a second side of the pocket, a snap may attach the upper case portion to the lower case portion and may be opened to provide access to the pocket. The attachment portion may have an opening for attaching the case to a key ring, suitcase, or other item. The case may include leather, polymer, and/or fabric. Openings may be surrounded by reinforcement material such as strands of non-elastic material. Snaps may be flush with surrounding portions of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tirshathah A. Hunter, Seul Bi Kim, Nicholas A. Treadwell, Johan E. Lyon, Erik G. de Jong