Patents Examined by Mickey Yu
  • Patent number: 9691668
    Abstract: A wafer carrier comprises a supporting body having an opening therein, wherein said opening in said supporting body has a concave sidewall and a bottom surface in said supporting body which is curved in cross section; a plurality of vertical supporting rods configured to support and contact a wafer received in said opening and to displace said wafer from the bottom surface of the opening in said supporting body; wherein one of said supporting rods has an end for contacting and supporting said wafer; and wherein when viewing from a top view of the wafer carrier, one of said supporting rods has a base lining on the concave sidewall of said opening in said supporting body, a first concave side opposite to the base and two second concave sides connecting the base and the first concave side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Chung-Ying Chang, Yun-Ming Lo, Chi Shen, Ying-Chan Tseng
  • Patent number: 9488313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tank container (100; 100?) for the transport and storage of cryogenic liquefied gas, comprising a framework (120) and a cylindrical vessel (110) connected to the framework (120), wherein the vessel (110) is covered by a superinsulation arrangement (130) based on an aerogel composition, and the vessel (110) is connected to the framework (120) by a clamping device (30) which is adapted to allow for a relative movement between the framework (120) and the vessel (110) due to thermal expansion or contraction of the vessel (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: Aerogel CARD d.o.o., Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Zrim, Mihael Gruden
  • Patent number: 9333141
    Abstract: A thermotherapy device (1) includes a basic housing (2) with walls (14) with a support for a patient and an especially transparent covering hood (3) for the basic housing (2), which covering hood can be moved between a closed position and an open position, so that the basic housing (2) is closed by the covering hood (3) in the closed position. A guide mechanism (4) is provided for mechanically guiding the motion of the covering hood (3) between the closed position and open position. A heater such as a convection heater with a blower heats the air and/or an air humidifier humidifies the air. The covering hood (3) is moved in a simple manner and access to the support for a patient is essentially not hindered by the covering hood (3) in the open position. The patient is kept warm essentially by a radiant heater when the covering hood (3) is opened and by the convection heater when the covering hood (3) is closed. The covering hood (3) may be irradiated by the radiant heater and protected from condensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Philip Möhring, Harald Kneuer
  • Patent number: 9327866
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses directed to cartons with user selectable dispensing configurations. An example carton for dispensing a plurality of products stored therein includes a first removable feature configured to be selectively removed from a top surface to enable removal of a portion of a first end; a second removable feature configured to be selectively removed from the top surface to enable removal of a portion of a second end; and a third removable feature configured to be selectively removed from the top surface to enable removal of a portion of the top surface. The carton defines a closed configuration and a dispensing configuration that is defined by at least one of the portion of the first end being removed, the portion of the second end being removed, or the portion of the top surface being removed. Methods for manufacturing a carton with user selectable dispensing configurations are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Strom, Michael T. McMahon, Sean R. Karla, Lisa Killian
  • Patent number: 9320376
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to reusable food covers. Such reusable food covers may be flexible so that they can create a seal with partially consumed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to preserve these foods and extend the time of being suitable and desirable for consumption. Each cover may include a base and a flexible wall formed as a single unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Food Huggers Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Ivankovic, Adrienne McNicholas
  • Patent number: 9321561
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a carboy is disclosed. The plug comprises a cap for obturating the neck and a skirt for attachment to the neck. The skirt includes a first skirt portion, provided with a bulging line for interfering by jamming with the neck, and a second skirt portion, adapted for substantially encircling snugly an outer face of the neck. In order to avoid the presence of liquid between an outside of the neck and an inside of the skirt after placement of the plug, an inner face of the second skirt portion is provided with draining means adapted for delimiting fluid flow passages between the second skirt portion and the neck, which connect with each other opposite axial ends of the second skirt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 9315292
    Abstract: Various embodiments of flanged containers that can be stacked in a nested relationship are disclosed so as to provide uniform spacing between the containers to facilitate reliable denesting thereof. The flanges and/or sidewalls of the containers may be provided with features that facilitate alignment and uniform spacing of the nested containers so that a denesting apparatus can reliably denest the containers. Other containers include sidewalls divided into two sections that serve to stabilize stacked container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick H. Wnek, Ronald P. Marx, James Kluz, Brian R. O'Hagan, Scott W. Middleton
  • Patent number: 9314315
    Abstract: A device for holding small dental parts may include a bowl member having central recess defined by a recess wall that has an inner surface adapted to engage dental parts and an outer surface. A plurality of magnets may be arranged around the recess wall and may be position adjacent to the outer surface of the recess wall. Also, a magnetic bowl system, which provides a bowl member that is disposable to avoid cross contamination and a separate magnet holder member that is reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Wong Technology LLC
    Inventor: Alan Wong
  • Patent number: 9315929
    Abstract: A Nonwoven fibrous structures with a high interfacial pore size and substrates made therefrom are provided. The substrates may be used, for example, in wipes. In one embodiment, the wipes include a hydromolded pattern on one side. The hydromolded pattern has an average pore-size of the interface between two stacked wipes that is greater than 180 microns in radius. In addition, a method for manufacturing nonwoven fibrous structures with high interfacial pore size is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Astrid Annette Sheehan
  • Patent number: 9307847
    Abstract: A device for displaying jewelry having a retractable cord positioned beneath a jewelry display pad, wherein the cord passes through a slot in the display pad and is securely attached to an item of jewelry to be displayed on the display pad, and wherein the item of jewelry can be pulled away from the display pad for examination by a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Giuliano De Lecce
  • Patent number: 9308149
    Abstract: Referring to the invention, there is shown an assembled container for use in dispensing medicine, pharmaceutics, or similar-sized items. The multi-faceted two-part container is a novel truncated pyramidal shape and is an innovative solution to prior pill bottle designs, based on several factors: the container has better container stability over prior bottle shapes; it may be stacked at an angle in a user's home; a hinged lid opening creates easier user access; and the container shape yields greater internal volume (over prior container designs). Further, the container has a large labeling surface area, possesses angled surfaces that allow for easy viewing of redundant labeling medication information on the container by a user, and has container parts that can be manufactured, shipped and assembled in novel ways and at lower costs than traditional pill bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Jeffrey Niskey, Jr., Adam Jason Strichman
  • Patent number: 9296517
    Abstract: An adjustable box top lid is removably attachable to each container of a plurality of separate containers with each container having a rectangular top opening with a length dimension that is different from length dimensions of the top openings of the other containers of the plurality of containers. The adjustable lid includes first and second separate sections that are connected together and are movable relative to each other when connected to adjust a length of the lid. The adjustable length of the lid enables the lid to be removably attachable to each of the containers over the rectangular top opening of each container. One of the lid sections is provided with an opening and a removable cap over the opening that can be removed to allow the dispensing of food products from the container to which the lid is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Buddeez, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hall
  • Patent number: 9296529
    Abstract: A beverage canister top that facilitates high flow rate includes a canister base, a lateral wall, and a canister top. The canister base and the canister top are oppositely positioned from each other, and the lateral wall is positioned in between the canister top and the canister base. The positioning of the canister base, the lateral wall, and canister top complete the beverage canister. A rotatably connected opening tab of the canister top opens a main spout of the canister top so that the beverage within the beverage canister can flow out. A punch hole of the canister top which is either opened or created by a punch protrusion of the opening tab equalize the inside and outside pressure of the beverage canister in such way that the equalization of the pressure increases the beverage flow rate of the beverage canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Lalkrushna C. Malaviya
  • Patent number: 9289089
    Abstract: A primary module has a base with a periphery. The primary module has a base side wall with a lower edge formed integrally with the periphery of the base. The primary module has a base flange in an annular configuration with an inner edge formed integrally with the upper edge of the base side wall. Supplemental modules each have a supplemental side wall with an upper edge, a lower edge, an upper flange, and a lower flange. Each upper flange has an inner edge integrally formed with the upper edge of an associated supplemental side wall. Each lower flange has an inner edge integrally formed with the lower edge of the associated supplemental side wall. A coupling assembly secures together the primary module and the supplemental modules during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Upkar C. Premraj
  • Patent number: 9290307
    Abstract: The invention relates, in the first instance, to an electrically operated food processor (1) with a cooking vessel (6) and a lid (10) for the cooking vessel (6), wherein it is possible to lock the lid (10) in the closed position in relation to the cooking vessel (6), wherein, furthermore, the cooking vessel (6) has a base and a wall (12) extending upwards from the base, wherein the cooking-vessel wall (12) merges into a radially projecting cooking-vessel periphery (13), wherein, furthermore, the lid (10) has a periphery (16) which, in the closed position, coincides with the cooking-vessel periphery (13). The invention also relates to a vessel (6) with a lid (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Arnold, Carsten Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9290300
    Abstract: The invention includes a scalable, modular interlocking container with a multi-purpose use. Vertical and horizontal interconnectivity are achieved through interlocking mechanisms. An exemplary first use is for transporting and/or storing liquids or solids that can be poured. An exemplary second use is for a sturdy, low cost, easily assembled building block material of a standardized nature. Each modular unit slide-locks with other units to form strong wall and building structures that can be filled with natural earth, sand or other such materials, thereby forming a sturdy structure without the use of mortar, and can adapt to uneven base surfaces typically found in natural terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Friendship Products LLC
    Inventors: B. Everett Hendrickson, Timothy J. Carlson, A. Irene Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 9284092
    Abstract: Container (1) of plastic material, comprising a body (5) and a bottom (6), the bottom (6) having an annular outer seat (8) defining a principal seating plane (9) for the container (1), and a deformable membrane (10) that extends radially inside the annular outer seat (8) and is arranged to be able to adopt two configurations: a retracted configuration, in which the membrane (10) extends axially above the principal seating plane (9); a deployed configuration, in which the membrane (10) comprises an annular inner seat (14) in the form of an annular bead projecting towards the exterior of the container (1), which extends axially beneath the principal seating plane (9) and defines a secondary seating plane (15), the bottom (6) comprising a series of hollow reserves (20) in the annular inner seat (15) [sic], which form local discontinuities of the secondary seating plane (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 9277795
    Abstract: Provided is a box includes a box body having an opened upper portion; a first cover openably disposed to seal the opened portion of the box body; a second cover openably disposed to overlap on at least partially; and a slide button operably disposed on the second cover to fix the second cover to the first cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae-Geun An
  • Patent number: 9278785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tamper-evident closure of the roll-on type which comprises an engagement surface, suitable for engaging with a corresponding engagement surface provided on the neck of a container, wherein the engagement surfaces permit the complete removal of the closure after the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Guala Closures S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Giovannini, Luca Viale
  • Patent number: 9278784
    Abstract: A capping device includes an external outer cap adapted to be removably fixed to the exterior face of a container neck, and an internal insert adapted to plug the opening of the neck. The insert is adapted to be fitted to the neck independently of the outer cap and before fitting the outer cap to the neck. When it is fitted to the neck, the outer cap is adapted to be permanently fastened to the insert. When filling the container, the insert may include means for retaining it on the neck adapted to connect the insert mechanically to the neck before the outer cap is fitted to the neck, thereby sealing at least the exterior peripheral surface of the free end of the neck against a cleaning liquid applied externally to the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Wood, Michel Luzzato, Veronique Bernard, Grégory Antier