Patents Examined by Luan K. Bui
  • Patent number: 11027903
    Abstract: A molded container assembly includes a pallet, a molded container, and a plurality of connection systems. The pallet supports the molded container thereon and includes stacking alignment structure for stacking the pallet on another molded container assembly. The molded container includes a tank portion, several leg supports, and several buttresses. The tank portion includes several curved sidewalls and a fill opening. The leg supports include lower sections and upper sections that extend above the fill opening for spacing a pallet stacked on top of the molded container above the fill opening. The upper sections include pallet engaging structure for engaging pallets of at least two different types. The buttresses extend between the tank portion and the leg supports. The connection systems include washers that allow for shrinkage and expansion between the molded container and the pallet in a number of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Snyder Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert H. Spann, Darrell A. Oltman, Colin James Suiter
  • Patent number: 11031046
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a container for shipping disk-shaped articles. The container comprises a cassette comprising a top opening, a plurality of dividers that define slots therebetween for receiving disk-shaped articles and constraining lateral movement of the disk-shaped articles, and pads for supporting the disk-shaped articles and constraining downward vertical movement of the disk-shaped articles. The container also comprises a top lid coupleable to the cassette over the top opening and comprising resiliently flexible fins. When the top lid is fully coupled to the cassette, the disk-shaped articles are supported on the pads, and the container is not shrink-wrapped, an unoccupied gap is defined between the resiliently flexible fins and the disk-shaped articles. When the top lid is fully coupled to the cassette, the disk-shaped articles are supported on the pads, and the container is shrink-wrapped, the resiliently flexible fins contact and are flexed against the disk-shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tony Jarrami, David Lenguyen, Andreas Parks
  • Patent number: 11014738
    Abstract: A molded container assembly includes a pallet, a molded container, and a plurality of connection systems. The pallet supports the molded container thereon and includes stacking alignment structure for stacking the pallet on another molded container assembly. The molded container includes a tank portion, several leg supports, and several buttresses. The tank portion includes several curved sidewalls and a fill opening. The leg supports include lower sections and upper sections that extend above the fill opening for spacing a pallet stacked on top of the molded container above the fill opening. The upper sections include pallet engaging structure for engaging pallets of at least two different types. The buttresses extend between the tank portion and the leg supports. The connection systems include washers that allow for shrinkage and expansion between the molded container and the pallet in a number of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Snyder Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert H. Spann, Darrell A. Oltman, Colin James Suiter
  • Patent number: 11014733
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an herb tray for providing provision to facilitate cone fillers. The herb tray includes a constituent holding tray, a dispensing chamber, a primary spout, and a secondary dispenser. In addition, the dispensing chamber is attached to the constituent holding tray to hold a rolling paper cartridge against underside of a first ledge. Further, the primary spout is created by bottom and cover of the dispensing chamber. Furthermore, the secondary dispenser is attached to the constituent holding tray at the second dispensing side and is configured for dispensing the at least one of the plurality of constituents from the constituent holding tray into the at least one of the plurality of cone fillers. Moreover, the at least one of the plurality of cone fillers is attached to at least one of the primary spout and the secondary spout with facilitation of a cone holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Geneva Fund Partners, LLC
    Inventor: Marshall Gause
  • Patent number: 11011399
    Abstract: A substrate storing container includes a container main body, a lid body removably attached to a container main body opening portion and able to close the container main body opening portion, a ventilation passage which enables a substrate storing space and a space outside the container main body to communicate with each other, a gas ejecting nozzle portion having a plurality of opening portions through which a gas flowing into the ventilation passage is supplied into the substrate storing space, and a gas flow rate uniformizing unit which enables the gas to flow out through the plurality of opening portions at a uniform flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Miraial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiaki Matsutori
  • Patent number: 11008151
    Abstract: A vacuum container for containing perishable items in controlled, reduced pressure, atmospheric conditions is provided. The vacuum container includes a section of generally cylindrical pipe open at both ends and formed of a plastic material. A first end cap is detachably secured to one end of the pipe to form a vacuum resistant seal between the first end cap and the pipe. A second end cap detachably secured to the other end of the pipe to form a vacuum resistant seal between the second end cap and the other end of the pipe. Preferably, the pipe and end caps are all formed of a plastic material capable of withstanding the pressures created when a high vacuum is formed in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ripelocker LLC
    Inventor: G. Kyle Lobisser
  • Patent number: 10990134
    Abstract: A light, durable, and user friendly cover for a laptop computer that integrates the protective qualities of hard shell cases with the aesthetics of soft cut-and-sew covers is disclosed. The cover includes top and bottom panels configured to cover the display and keyboard portions, respectively. Each panel is independent and separate from the other and each is formed as a unitary component of a molded resilient polymer material, such as polycarbonate, that is configured to reversibly and retentively snap-fit over the outer surface of the laptop computer. Each panel includes a raised lip along its perimeter edge region that defines an internally extending recessed region on the panel's outer surface. Fabric and/or leather overlays are positioned, sized and adhesively coupled atop the recessed regions and are protected from delaminating, fraying, and/or peeling by the raised perimeter lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Incase Designs Corp.
    Inventors: William Ho, Steven Corraliza, Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10989359
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage tank includes a shell of longitudinal axis, a hydrogen supply and collection duct, and a stack of a plurality of divider elements. Each divider element forms a bottom accepting a hydrogen storage material. The largest transverse dimension of the divider elements is less than the largest transverse dimension of the internal volume of the shell, and the tank includes a plurality of seals in the space formed between the divider element and the shell as a result of the difference in largest transverse dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Olivier Gillia, Albin Chaise, Manon Elie, Marine Ponthieu
  • Patent number: 10980323
    Abstract: A storage container for securely holding one or more rings is provided. The storage container includes a base with a base coupling feature that can be coupled to a lid coupling feature of a lid. Both the base and the lid have sidewalls that define respective inner regions. A post extends from a bottom portion of the base and is contained within the base inner region and the lid inner region when the base and lid are coupled together. The storage container consistent with implementations of the current subject matter provides for easy storage of rings on the post and other items that may be loosely held within the inner regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Kimberly Ann Schafer
  • Patent number: 10968025
    Abstract: A vacuum canister includes a canister body and a cover body, wherein the cover body has a cover seat with an opening facing upwards, a through rod is disposed on a bottom wall of the cover seat, a valve seat is disposed at a lower opening end of the through rod, and a check valve is disposed on the valve seat. The cover seat is provided with an air extracting device including an inner barrel and an outer barrel. An opening end of the outer barrel is sleeved on the inner barrel. A through hole is axially opened in the inner barrel. The through rod passes through the through hole. The air extracting device includes a pressing handle sleeved on the outer barrel, wherein a lower end of the pressing handle abuts the push block. A limiting block is disposed on an outer circumferential wall of the pressing handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: THANKHOT BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Honghua Wei
  • Patent number: 10968027
    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: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventor: Steven Wang
  • Patent number: 10968024
    Abstract: A tray for containing a product includes a base, a lateral wall emerging from the base to define a containing seat adapted to receive the product. The lateral wall comprises at least one movable portion configurable between a first stable position, wherein the movable portion is placed in continuity with respect to the lateral wall, and a second stable position, wherein the movable portion protrudes from the lateral wall and defines an access passing through the lateral wall itself. Moreover, the present invention refers to a process and an associated apparatus of making said tray. Further, the present invention refers to a vacuum package using the above described tray and to a plastic film sealingly applied on the tray and closing the access, and also to a process and a packaging apparatus for making said package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventor: Riccardo Palumbo
  • Patent number: 10966795
    Abstract: A holding clip is designed to be fixed in a holding contour of a housing part of a sterile container and/or to be removed from the holding contour without tools. The holding clip has at least one at least partly spring-elastic clamping section designed to provide a clamping force to secure the identifying element and at least two holding sections that adjoin the clamping section on both sides and that are designed to engage into an undercut of the holding contour in a form-fitting and/or force-fitting manner. A sterile container can include such a holding clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Gerold Zieris, Martina Höfler, Matthias Henke, Joachim Amann, Corvin Motz, Stephan Bauer, Sabrina Steiner, Johann Maliglowka, Bozica Frech, Michael Scheit
  • Patent number: 10959461
    Abstract: Display packages include a packaging including a cavity for holding an item, and a trap seal card including a first opening. The trap seal card retains the packaging such that the item held within the cavity is visible to a consumer through the first opening, and a portion of the packaging protrudes through the first opening. The trap seal card includes a front panel integral with a back panel. The packaging is between the front panel and the back panel. Blanks for the trap seal card include the back panel or the front panel having a first length and a second length less than the first length. The first and second lengths extend in a perpendicular direction to a first fold line. Blanks for the display box include a tab detachable from a remaining portion of the back panel when the back panel is separated along a ninth fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Fath, William J. Bogdziewicz, III, Robert T. Mitten, Ryan A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10961046
    Abstract: An ice cream scoop packaging apparatus for packaging individual ice cream scoops includes a bottom tray and a top tray that each has a plurality of hemispherical scoop depressions. The plurality of depressions of the bottom tray corresponds with the plurality of depressions of the top tray. A bottom lip of the bottom tray is selectively engageable with a top lip of the top tray to join the bottom tray and the top tray. The bottom scoop depressions and the top scoop extensions form a plurality of spherical scoop cavities, each configured to hold a scoop of ice cream, when the bottom tray and the top tray are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Randall Van Dinter, Charlene Van Dinter
  • Patent number: 10954049
    Abstract: A viscous liquid vessel system for presenting a gift is described herein. In some embodiments, the viscous liquid vessel system comprises a vessel containing a viscous liquid in which a gift is disposed. The vessel comprises a lid for enclosing the viscous liquid and the gift. The viscous liquid vessel system may be presented to a gift recipient and the gift recipient may remove the gift from the vessel and the viscous liquid creating a heightened emotion upon receipt and extraction of the gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Nicole E. Glass, Brett R. Glass, Dominique Michelle Pierron O'Hara
  • Patent number: 10954062
    Abstract: A package for storing smoking articles includes a body having a plurality of walls defining a volume, including a front wall and a rear wall, and an opening; a lid for closing the opening and having a plurality of walls and being hinged on the rear wall, allowing the lid to be moved between closed and open positions; a locking tab; and an engagement recess for engaging the locking tab when the lid is in the closed position. The locking tab is connected to one of either the front wall of the body or an inner side of a front wall of the lid, and the engagement recess is located on the other one. The locking tab and the engagement recess each have a respective engagement edge for mutual engagement. The engagement edge of at least one of the locking tab and the engagement recess follows a curved line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Tim Collins
  • Patent number: 10954028
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for container. The container comprises a sleeve element and a tray element. Both the sleeve element and tray element comprise holes through the sides of their respective walls. In a locked position the tray element is substantially housed within the sleeve element. The apparatus further comprises a foam insert disposed within an open area of the tray element. Located between the wall of the tray element and foam insert, a button extends through the hole of the tray element. In a locked position, the button further extends through the hole of the sleeve element. The button may be depressed upon the foam insert to unlock the tray element from the foam insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: JAM PACKAGING LLC
    Inventor: Michael Forenza
  • Patent number: 10947007
    Abstract: A retention packaging assembly includes a frame and two sheet assemblies. The frame includes a central panel, end panels, and two sets of wing panels. Each set of wing panels includes wing panels that are foldably coupled to the central panel and to one of the two end panels. The sheet assemblies include a sheet that is attached at its ends to slot panels. 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: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Chad Cline, Devin Ridgeway
  • Patent number: 10947021
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a packaging for a powdered explosive-detection training aid which may include first and second opposing flexible sheets heat sealed together along less than a periphery thereof and defining a storage compartment therebetween, wherein an unsealed portion of the periphery defines an opening to the storage compartment, wherein at least a portion of the first opposing flexible sheet is a semipermeable material permeable to a vapor emitted from the powdered explosive-detection training aid, with the second opposing flexible sheet being impermeable to the powdered explosive-detection training aid vapor; and a sealing member, wherein the sealing member is secured to the first opposing flexible sheet and, in a closing position, covers the semipermeable portion of the first opposing flexible sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: Darren Jay Steed