Patents Examined by Luan K. Bui
  • Patent number: 11414186
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle is removably connected to a container. The container has a vessel retaining a pressurized gas supply and a manifold having a plurality of ports connected to a plurality of expandable structures. The pressurized gas supply is in communication with a plurality of expandable structures. The container also has least one compartment having a plurality of expandable structures configured to capture a payload. Additional improvements include an improved docking structure for the unmanned aerial vehicle to engage a container and a rotatable weight distribution system for maintaining a center of gravity at the physical center of gravity of the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Arin O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 11414262
    Abstract: A bicycle transport container, particularly a bicycle transport box, includes an outer container. Within the outer container, a base element, is arranged. The base element serves for accommodating an at least partially pre-mounted bicycle. The base element includes a bottom element which is supported on a bottom portion of the outer container. The outer container includes an openable side portion so that the base element together with the bicycle can be laterally pulled out from the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Canyon Bicycles GmbH
    Inventors: John Keiller, Bryn Daniel Morgan, Henry Alexander James
  • Patent number: 11399607
    Abstract: A retractable display, storage and carrying case for necklaces includes an inverted-V-shaped frame, a torsion-spring-loaded tube rotatably suspended between the frame, a rectangular cloth sheet attached along one edge to the tube, with an opposite edge wrapped around a weighted rod to form a pocket on a front surface of the sheet. A plurality of jewelry hanging hooks are secured to an upper portion of the cloth sheet. One end of a necklace is attached to a single hanging hook, while the opposite end is tucked into the pocket. Much like a roll-up blind, the cloth sheet can be extended to a desired length by tugging on the weighted rod. Another tug will cause the roll-up mechanism to release and wind up the cloth sheet around the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Carrie K. Kelsch, Ryan J. Humphreys, David K. Kelsch, Jean B. Kelsch
  • Patent number: 11395787
    Abstract: A medication reminder system includes a container and a reminder ring. The container includes a plurality of protuberances located along the neck area of which creates a groove between each protuberance and the container includes indicia. The indicia are time indicators located at a rotational position along a circumference of the shoulder area. The ring is rotatably engaged to the neck area of the container to indicate a time for a next medication dosage. The ring has a plurality of internal locking members which each rotationally engage at least one of the plurality of protuberances to lock the ring in a desired rotated position. The ring has at least one external member which points to indicia located at a shoulder area of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Joaquin Garza Muguerza
  • Patent number: 11390440
    Abstract: An improved paper-based, multi-card package comprises a paper-based carrier and a plurality of cards each being paper-based and having machine-readable indicia indicative of a corresponding account. The cards may be provided as prepaid cards. The carrier may include a center panel, wherein the cards are positioned adjacent to a first side of the center panel. The carrier may further comprise a side flap adjoined to and folded over the center panel to define a seamless edge, and a side panel adjoined to the center panel and folded over and securely connected to portions of the first side of the center panel and the folded side flap to define another seamless edge, wherein the cards are disposed in a secure, enclosed space within the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Gerrard, Scott Maxted, Jennifer Chambers
  • Patent number: 11369174
    Abstract: A travel cream case includes an oblong case with a latch securement. The case includes a base, a hinged lid with a latch, and a tray locked in the base. The tray includes molded compartments for holding several removable refillable containers, each in a corresponding recess. Each container includes a removable lid. The tray includes additional recesses, each for storing an applicator or utensil, such as a spatula. Hinge components extend from the lid, through cutouts in the tray into sockets in the base. The sockets limit the range of motion of the hinge components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Bodil Martin
  • Patent number: 11364160
    Abstract: A package containing a stack of folded disposable absorbent articles, the package being formed of flexible polymeric film, and having a path of perforations or scoring defining a hood opening structure, is disclosed. The hood opening structure may be configured to open proximate the fold noses of the articles for easy tactile identification, grasping and withdrawal of individual ones thereof, and may be configured so as to serve as an effective package reclosure device whereby the package may be used to store the unused supply of articles following opening. The package, and printed commercial artwork and product information on the package surfaces, may be configured such that the fold noses are disposed at the apparent bottom of the package, for improved standing stability when the package is shelved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Astrid Annette Sheehan, Oliver Edwin Clarke Mason
  • Patent number: 11358763
    Abstract: A child-resistant storage container comprising two rigid boxes of relatively equal height and width manufactured from or coated with materials that produce enough friction between the contact points of the boxes to retain the inner box in the outer box when shook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Markarian, Colette Bazirgan, Edward Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11352529
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to provide a package which enables repeated opening and sealing of an opening, and can be favorably closed by bringing a pair of resin adhesive parts into contact with each other while preventing sticking of materials to each resin adhesive part. A package of the present disclosure comprises a main body having an internal space and an opening in communication between the internal space and an outside; and a pair of, i.e., two, resin adhesive parts which are disposed so as to be capable of being brought into contact with each other for sealing the opening. Here, the 90-degree peel force between the pair of resin adhesive parts is 0.02 N or more, the coefficient of dynamic friction of each of the two resin adhesive parts is 1.50 or less, and the tack force of each of the two resin adhesive parts is 1.60 N or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tanaka, Atsushi Sone, Tamio Shikano
  • Patent number: 11352187
    Abstract: A reusable packaging device that in a use state is a rhomboid outer structure with an internal inflatable and reusable vessel that surrounds and protects a payload, that can be converted into a storage state by deflating the vessel and folding the outer structure flat in order that it may be stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Martin
  • Patent number: 11345532
    Abstract: Package having a flexible inner sheet having a first surface and a second surface. The package has an article reservoir for accepting an article to be shipped. The expansion chambers can be inflated or otherwise expanded to provide structure to the package and to protect the article in the article reservoir. The inner sheet of the package includes a shrinkable material that can be activated to immobilize articles disposed in the article reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Susana E Borrero, Benjamin G Hesford, Jun You, Jason M Earl, Anthony Ogg, Stephen Michael Truesdell, Joseph Craig Lester, Lee Mathew Arent, Kenneth Stephen McGuire
  • Patent number: 11344092
    Abstract: A clothing carrier includes a flexible and transparent base sheet, said base sheet has multiple sets of opposing horizontal flaps, flexible and transparent vertical flaps attached to or integral with the main body of said base sheet, multiple detachable flap attachments configured such that said horizontal flaps and said vertical flap can be configured to form a series of clothing compartments, and a Swiss roll fastening mechanism. The carrier is adapted to be rolled from the unrolled configuration into a rolled configuration and fastened in the rolled configuration using the Swiss roll fastening mechanism. In alternatives, the carrier may be folded in a flip-flap/Z-fold configuration and secured by fastening mechanism in such configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Jean Dubois, Craig Dubois, Nicole Dubois, Nicholas Ryan Dubois
  • Patent number: 11338956
    Abstract: A retention packaging assembly (100, 200, 300, 400) includes a frame (100) and sheet assemblies (200, 300). The frame includes a central panel (102), end panels (104), and two sets of wing panels (108, 110). Each set of wing panels includes wing panels foldably coupled to the central panel and to one of the two end panels. The sheet assemblies include a sheet (208) that is attached at its ends to slot panels (204, 206, 304, 306). The slot panels of each of the sheet assemblies are selectively couplable to one of the set of wing panels. After an object is placed on a front of the central panel, the sheets of the sheet assemblies are located over the sides of the object. The sets of wing panels can then be folded to a back of the frame to cause the sheets to retain the sides of the object to the central panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Devin Ridgeway, Guillermo Velasco
  • Patent number: 11332299
    Abstract: Package for components of aerosol generating devices, comprising: at least two components; a sleeve comprising a first wall and a second wall opposite and parallel to each other, and a first opening and a second opening opposite to each other; a first and a second blister pack containing the components and slidable relative to the sleeve through the first opening and the second opening, respectively; a first guide flap extending from the second wall of the sleeve at the second opening to create a first slot with the second wall; a second guide flap extending from the first wall of the sleeve at the first opening to create a second slot with the first wall; a first sliding flap integral with the first blister pack and a second sliding flap integral with the second blister pack which are arranged in the first slot and in the second slot, respectively, and that are shaped to slide in the first slot and in the second slot, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Lorena D'Alfonso, Roberto Polloni, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 11325748
    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: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: VIRBAC
    Inventors: Michel Robin, Laurent Rodrigues, Arnaud Steiner, Benoît Berny
  • Patent number: 11324346
    Abstract: Trays for tray tables that prevent liquid spilled on a top surface of the trays from spreading over edges of the trays. A casing having a top surface with at least one aperture through the top surface, a receptacle within the casing positioned below the aperture in the top surface configured to receive an absorbent pad that can be removably positioned in the receptacle below the aperture to be in communication with the top surface of the tray. Spilled liquids can be guided toward the aperture in the top surface and absorbed in the absorbent pad within the casing. The absorbent pad may be a superabsorbent material. The top surface can have a superhydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Pawel Kajak
  • Patent number: 11312559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging tray composed of plastic with a base (10) and sidewalls (11) which adjoin the base (10) and delimit a receiving space for a product being packaged, and with a baseplate (2) which is placed onto the upper side of the base (10) and forms a supporting surface for the product being packaged, wherein the baseplate (2) and the base (10) are formed with at least one releasable connecting means for releasably fixing the baseplate (2) to the base (10) of the packaging tray (1), wherein the connecting means are complementary with respect to one another and are formed integrally in the base (10) and in the baseplate (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Silver Plastics GmbH & Co
    Inventor: Rene Derks
  • Patent number: 11312529
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an article carrier for packaging a plurality of flanged articles, a blank for forming the article carrier. The article carrier comprises a plurality of primary panels for forming a tubular structure and defining an interior thereof. The plurality of primary panels includes a first panel and a second panel opposing the first panel. The article carrier further comprises a partition structure for dividing the interior into two or more article-receiving cells. The partition structure is formed from the first panel and comprises a lateral partition panel. The lateral partition panel is hingedly connected at a proximal end to the first panel by a proximal end fold line and is hingedly connected at a distal end to a glue panel by a distal end joint. The distal end joint between the lateral partition panel and the glue panel comprises a twistable strip extending between and joined with the lateral partition panel and the glue panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle, Andrew T. Peeler
  • Patent number: 11305915
    Abstract: A portable multi-kit assembly for storing electronic parts according to the present invention includes a base in which a plurality of accommodation portions configured to accommodate electronic parts is formed. The plurality of accommodation portions includes a first accommodation portion configured to accommodate a first part. The first part is fastened to the first accommodation portion, and is coupled to a first coupling kit having a shape corresponding to that of the first accommodation portion and accommodated in the first accommodation portion. A grip portion is foiled on the first coupling kit, and allows the first part to be withdrawn from or retracted into the base in such a manner that the grip portion is pushed with a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Won Jeon
  • Patent number: 11304783
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a dental implant packaging container comprising: an implant fixing unit to which an implant can be detachably coupled; a sealing cap including the implant fixing unit; and a casing, wherein: the sealing cap and the casing form an inner space together; the casing has a hollow cylindrical shape and is partially opened; the inner space is formed by coupling the sealing cap to the opened portion of the casing; and the implant is “breakably coupled” to the implant fixing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: POINTNIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joa Rak Chung