Patents Examined by Mickey Yu
  • Patent number: 9173313
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a casing has a case body and a cover pivotally mounted on the case body. The case body has a recess, a water collecting sump defined in the recess and two abutting protrusions respectively formed on two opposite inner sidewalls of the case body. The cover has an outer shell, and an inner stop and two side stops formed on an inner surface of the outer shell. When the cover pivots to cover the recess of the case body, the inner stop and the side stops prevent moisture and dust from entering the case body from a clearance formed between a pivot edge of the outer shell and the water collecting side surface of the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Jen Tsai
  • Patent number: 9168781
    Abstract: This device is comprised of a paint tray, a handle, an attachable and removable paint screen, a canopy, and ladder step hooks. The screen attaches to the paint tray, which allows painters to roll off excess paint from their paint rollers. The excess paint will drip through the screen and drain to the deep end of the paint tray. The canopy, handle, and attachable paint screen provide painters with an alternative option of using the device in a vertical position rather than a horizontal position. The canopy additionally obstructs paint from spilling out when a painter is dipping the paint roller in the paint at the deep end of the paint tray and prevents any remaining paint in the tray from being contaminated with debris. The canopy and handle also provide painters with an option of holding the paint tray and a paint roller in each hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Greg Cooper
  • Patent number: 9162087
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency tubing set, including an oxygen mask adapted to cover a users mouth and nose, a tubing connected at a first end to said tubing set to provide oxygen to said oxygen mask, and a connect or connected to said tubing at a second end opposed to said first end, the connector being adapted to be connected to an oxygen source for supplying oxygen to said tubing. According to the invention the tubing includes an excess tubing section and a connecting tubing section wherein the excess tubing section is stored in a bottom pouch and a first part of an intermediate tubing section is arranged inside the bottom pouch and a second part of said intermediate tubing section is arranged outside said bottom pouch, wherein the intermediate tubing interconnects the excess tubing section and the connecting tubing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Craig Damlo, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Patent number: 9162816
    Abstract: A dual wall storage container assembly is provided for storing liquids. The container includes a one-piece, molded inner tank which can be installed and removed from a molded outer tank. Notches are provided adjacent the bottom of the outer tank to align the inner tank within the outer tank. A horizontal shelf surrounds the mouth of the outer tank, with a horizontal shoulder on the top of the inner tank overlying the shelf. A seal is provided between the shelf and the shoulder to inhibit moisture migration. A drip edge is provided on the top outer perimeter of the inner tank to further inhibit moisture migration between the shelf and the shoulder. A tab on the shoulder is received in a notch in the shelf to preclude rotation between the nested tanks. Lifting flanges on the outer tank allow both tanks to be lifted simultaneously while nested together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: DenHartog Industries
    Inventors: Robert E. Hardy, Dean Johnson
  • Patent number: 9156604
    Abstract: A cigarette packet substantially having the shape of a parallelepiped and containing a group of cigarettes includes an outer case formed by two larger lateral walls, respectively a front wall and a rear wall, and by two smaller lateral walls or sides, by a lower wall or base and by an upper wall or lid. An inner case is inserted in the outer case. The outer case includes a projection for controlling the lid, the projection being interposed between the front wall of the outer case and a front wall of the inner case and moveable between a first position in which the lid is closed and a second position in which the lid is open. A mechanism is provided for reciprocal engagement of the projection and the inner case for partially extracting the group of cigarettes from the outer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Patrizio Roila, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 9156223
    Abstract: A container is provided. The container includes a sidewall, a bottom closure, and a chime. The chime is coupled to a first end of the sidewall by adhesive. The bottom closure is coupled to a second end of the sidewall by adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Precision Components Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Stolzman, Kenneth J. Kuzelka, Wiktor Dydo
  • Patent number: 9156719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass container with a cylindrical neck (1) suitable for plugging the container by means of a stopper inserted in said neck, said neck (1) comprises an internal thread (6) allowing for reversible plugging and unplugging of the container by screwing and unscrewing said stopper, wherein the internal thread (6) of the neck consists of at least two independent thread turns (7) allowing unplugging and plugging of the container by screwing and respectively unscrewing the stopper by rotating it over an angle of less than 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Dalmazio Perrone, Frederico Campodonico, Gino Giovanni Brignolo, Ambrogio Morettin, Benoit Villaret De Chauvigny
  • Patent number: 9132728
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermoplastic tank (1) with at least one insert part which is provided in the interior of the tank (1) and is inserted into the tank (1) through an opening (3) in a tank wall (2) and is sealed against a peripheral flange (4) provided in the region of the opening (3). The flange (4) is formed integrally with the tank wall (2) and is countersunk therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Timm Heidemeyer, Stefan Lenz, Dieter Schmitz, Volker Treudt
  • Patent number: 9132942
    Abstract: The present invention is a tamper-resistant and tamper-evident container for holding solid and liquid goods, such as food items. The container has a base portion with a male member extending upwardly from the base and extending about an opening in the base, the outer surface of the male member having a guard lip extending outwardly. The container has a cover with a female member extending upwardly for frictionally engaging the male member when the container is closed. The guard lip renders the lower edge of the outer portion of the female member relatively inaccessible. The container has a hinge connecting the cover to the base having a removable portion that may be removed to facilitate opening the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Behdokht Nikaein
  • Patent number: 9131998
    Abstract: Dispensing assemblies for dental articles such as orthodontic brackets include a supply tube having a generally omega-shaped configuration. The supply tube receives a carrier strip as well as a number of containers that are releasably connected to the carrier strip. A dispenser array includes a plurality of supply tubes that are coupled to a spline by connectors. A dispensing system includes a mechanism for selectively positioning an array of supply tubes in either an upright orientation for storage or alternatively in an inclined orientation for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Casey L. Carlson, Katie B. Thompson, Gopal B. Haregoppa, Armineh Khachatoorian
  • Patent number: 9125505
    Abstract: A holding sleeve for use with a cup, the cup having a top end and an outer wall and comprising a substantially flat longitudinal and continuous elongated strip. The strip has a first end and a second end. The first end is spaced apart and distant from said second end. Attachment means is on at least either the first end or the second end for connecting the first end to the second end to form a hollow band. The band has a top edge, an inside surface and an outside surface. The band has mounting means on the band for positioning the band onto the cup where the top edge of the band is proximal to the top end of the cup and the inside surface of the band is contiguous to the sidewall of the cup to provide a snug fit between the band and the sidewall. At least one moveable tab on the top edge of the band. The tab has a top part and a bottom part. The top edge of the band has the shape of a first arc and the bottom part of the tab has the shape of a second arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey M Morris, David C Wheeler
  • Patent number: 9120620
    Abstract: A flexible bulk container includes side walls coupled to a bottom wall. The side walls and the bottom wall generally enclose an interior space that is accessible through a top of the flexible bulk container for loading materials therein. A support structure includes elongate frame elements. Each of the frame elements may be attached to at least one of the side walls and is configured to support the at least one of the side walls generally upright so that the flexible bulk container is maintained in a generally open position. Each of the frame elements may be detachable from the respective at least one of the side walls. The flexible bulk containers and the support structures may be used in a waste management system for loading and sorting of bulk waste materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventors: Robert P. Warren, Michael G. Sirois, Roderick D. Muir, Philip Streets
  • Patent number: 9114925
    Abstract: A container is provided for holding a predetermined mass of associated elongated cylindrical articles within a cavity. The container includes a bottom wall having a perimeter, a pair of spaced apart side walls extending upwardly from perimeter of the bottom wall, and a pair of spaced apart end walls extending upwardly from the perimeter of the bottom wall between the sidewalls. The container also includes at least one first step extending a height upward from the bottom wall and having a variable length, and at least one second step extending a height upward from the bottom wall and having an approximately fixed length less than the width of the container between the sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 9097346
    Abstract: A closure comprises a hub with a central opening and a head pivotally connected to the hub, the head sealing the central opening when in a closed position. A lip seal relief is defined by a stepped surface between the head and the hub so that when the head is closed, the relief or clearance is provided between the head and hub inhibiting damage to a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sypris Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford M. Rowland, William L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9097980
    Abstract: A transmission box using AMHS for transferring reticle pod is provided, wherein an OHT (Overhead Hoist Transfer) system is disposed on the transmission box to perform mechanical transferring of the reticle pod for greatly reducing risks of damaging reticles caused by operators when transferring, streamlining the allocation of operators, and thus decreasing the time needed for process to complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Chen-Wei Ku, Pao-Yi Lu, Kun-Hong Liao, Jain-Ping Sheng
  • Patent number: 9096350
    Abstract: A debris receptacle is removably attachable to an edge or lip of a work surface. A debris receiving volume defined by a bottom surface and a rear panel is disposed between lower clamp arms that extend under a work surface and are biased toward upper clamp arms that extend over the work surface. Springs disposed within concentric columns that are coupled to the lower and upper clamp arms provide a biasing force, which urges the lower clamp arms toward the upper clamp arms to removably secure the debris receptacle to the edge of the work surface. The debris receptacle is thus mounted to receive debris swept from the work surface through a gap defined between the rear panel and the edge of the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Buerk
  • Patent number: 9096358
    Abstract: A lid for a beverage cup includes an annular mounting portion to removably, sealingly, engage the open lip of a round beverage cup; a raised annular ridge inset from the mounting portion extending from a first end to a second end; a central portion spanning the annulus and including an aroma aperture at the center; a dispensing portion spanning between the annular ridge first end and second end including a front flat portion, a sloped dispensing aperture surface, and a dispensing aperture disposed on the sloped surface, the dispensing aperture comprising a triangle with rounded corners having a base proximate and parallel to the intersection edge and an apex proximate the upper edge; and, the raised annular ridge and dispensing portion defining a continuous containment surrounding the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FOAMAROMA LLC
    Inventor: Craig Bailey
  • Patent number: 9095497
    Abstract: A medication loader is disclosed for quickly loading medications into medication organizers such as seven-day pillboxes. Seven pills are quickly isolated and trapped as the excess pills are held separately and then blocked while the trapped pills are directed into the seven chambers of the organizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Paul R. Prince
  • Patent number: 9094494
    Abstract: A quick release device holder for portable electronics devices that protects soft and impressionable housing materials from damage during insertion and removal. The quick release device holder includes a backing plane formed with a substantially rigid spine portion and a receiver pocket adjacent to a first end thereof. One or more latching arms extend from the backing plane spaced away from the receiver pocket, each of the one or more latching arms further including a resiliently flexible stem portion coupled to the backing plane and having a head portion spaced away from the backing plane. The head portion further includes one or more rollers coupled thereto in a position spaced away from an interior surface of the backing plane, and a retention tongue between the one or more rollers and the interior surface of the backing plane and being set back from a circumference of the one or more rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 9090397
    Abstract: This document describes fixable cup sleeves. One of these cup sleeves is selectively fixable to a cup using a temperature-dependent adhesive that is effective to fix the cup sleeve to a disposable beverage cup when the cup is holding a warm or hot beverage. Another of these cups sleeves includes a fixing element capable of holding the cup sleeve in a closed position and fixing the cup sleeve to a disposable beverage cup when opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Michael K. Colby