Patents Examined by Mollie Impink
  • Patent number: 10377559
    Abstract: A holder for a squeeze pouch containing food or beverages is described. The holder may have a one-piece construction, or the holder may include both a housing and a detachable top wall or lid. The top wall or lid of the holder includes a slot adapted to receive and secure the spout of a squeeze pouch. The housing protects the flexible portion of the squeeze pouch from pressure that could cause food or beverages to exit the spout of the squeeze pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Leah Ceee O. Boomsma
  • Patent number: 10377560
    Abstract: A device for packing cut flowers incorporating a bucket for use as a bottom part, and further incorporating a sleeve-shaped top part. The bucket incorporates a peripheral channel that is open at a top side for receiving and retaining a bottom portion of the top part, wherein the peripheral channel projects outwardly with respect to a standing wall of the bucket, and wherein the bucket incorporates a filler piece arranged underneath the peripheral channel and connecting up to both a bottom of the peripheral channel and a portion of the standing wall as present underneath the peripheral channel. Due to the presence of the filler piece on the bucket, channels of adjacent buckets being part of stacks containing buckets positioned alongside each other are prevented from meshing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Naber Plastics B.V.
    Inventor: Steffi Anna Elisabeth Naber
  • Patent number: 10364088
    Abstract: A tape for holding an information card (5) holding a blister (1) having a cavity for holding an item, where a hole (7) in the information card allows affixing of the blister such that the cavity of the blister remains accessible for instance by inserting the cavity of the blister in the hole so it protrudes through the information card. By affixing the information cards in a repetitive pattern along the tape (20) the assembled tape can be folded and individual blisters are no longer lost. An edge (6) for severing the tape allows the removal of a single information card-blister assembly from the assembled tape. Separating the information cards on the tape allows room for folding the tape. Ensuring that the holes cut in the tape do not overlap allows the distance between the information cards along the tape to be reduced and result in an efficient stacking of the blisters when the tape is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PL2M B.V.
    Inventor: Josephus Jacobus Johannes Maria van Esch
  • Patent number: 10336497
    Abstract: A core tray is provided, comprising a body including at least one channel arranged to hold at least one core sample, wherein the body includes at least one set of handles arranged to, in use, allow a user to grip the core tray to assist in moving the core tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Prospectors IP Holdings Pty Limited
    Inventor: Robert Mark Keast
  • Patent number: 10329082
    Abstract: A packaging assembly is provided with a base that is sized to receive at least one shower door glass pane. At least one shower door glass pane is received within the base. A handle is mounted to the base. A plurality of projections extends from a bottom surface of the base to rest upon an underlying support surface and to reduce friction between the packaging assembly and the underlying support surface. The base includes a box with an opening formed in opposed surfaces of the box to expose a portion of the at least one shower door glass pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Christine Lemnios, Yinghong Zhang, Jeanie Matherly, Mathew Klein, Patrick Boehnen, Laura Hawkins, James Allen Austin, III, Earl David Forrest, Nathaniel Faltin Dutton Schultz, Justin Terrell Torrence
  • Patent number: 10317265
    Abstract: A device dispenses scented granules into a trash receptacle that has a least a side wall. An enclosure for holding the scented granules therein has at least a top end, a bottom end, a front wall, a rear wall, and includes at least one discharge opening in the rear wall and a refill opening proximate the front wall at the top end thereof. At least one conduit standoff projects away from each discharge opening and is adapted for fixing with the side wall of the trash receptacle. A portion control structure is fixed within the enclosure proximate the top end and cooperative therewith to segregate a portion of the scented granules when the enclosure is in an inverted orientation, and to deliver the segregated scented granules through a delivery conduit to the at least one discharge opening and conduit standoff when the enclosure is in an upright orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Pioneer Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Wyne, Rosemary Corbey
  • Patent number: 10314930
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing scented granules into a trash receptacle includes an enclosure having an open top end, a bottom end, and a peripheral wall. The enclosure is fixed against a bottom side of a lid to the trash receptacle with a riser tube traversing an aperture of the lid and an attachment ring. A portion control flange is fixed inside the enclosure proximate the bottom end thereof to segregate a predetermined portion of the scented granules when the enclosure is in a first upright orientation. A top end of the portion control flange is fixed with the peripheral wall which has a discharge aperture therethrough below the portion control flange. When the enclosure is placed in a second orientation inclined towards the discharge aperture, the segregated scented granules slide between the portion control flange and the enclosure to exist the discharge aperture into the trash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Pioneer Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Wyne, Rosemary Corbey, Kevin R. Prince
  • Patent number: 10301097
    Abstract: The purpose of the claimed invention is to have a protective internal structure using multiple corrugated paperboard inserts that will fit into a RSC (regular slotted container) case. These inserts and the internal structure that it creates, enable a user to ship their product via common or contract carrier without damage to the user's product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Trevor James Groff, Waylande Juan Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10301105
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for cut flowers, the container being nestable, the container comprising a container body which at an upper region is provided with a channel-shaped sleeve holder for holding a protective sleeve arranged to protect cut flowers. The channel-shaped sleeve holder is open at its top. Further, the channel-shaped sleeve holder has an outer channel wall. The container further comprises at least one anti-interlocking flange extending downwardly from the channel-shaped sleeve holder. The anti-interlocking flange, or at least a bottom section of the anti-interlocking flange, is staggered with respect to the outer channel wall, or at least a top section of the outer channel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Pagter Innovations B.V.
    Inventors: Ruud van den Heijkant, Janus Adriaan Willem de Pagter
  • Patent number: 10301079
    Abstract: The hybrid plug is a single component replacement for three components, the paint plug, conventional plug and capseal in a drum closure. It is formed from a single sheet of metal and has a plug portion and a capseal portion which vary in thickness. The plug portion has a collar and an externally threaded wall with a plug gasket disposed on a plug gasket seat. The capseal portion is provided with ears and scoring to enable separation from the plug portion and with a lining on the inner wall of the capseal portion to safeguard against plug gasket failure. The capseal portion may be recessed at intervals to form dimples which hold the hybrid plug in place in an automated insertion process. The hybrid plug provides a passage for air and gases during paint curing and leak testing without necessitating removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Sudarshan Madoprasad Saraf
  • Patent number: 10299825
    Abstract: A device for the application and storage of a sharps device is disclosed here in with the ability to re-sterilize and reuse this device on multiple occasions. This device enables the user to access and store the blade in a safe manner where the chances of accidental puncture are greatly reduced. The device enables the user to store the sharps blade in the device in such a manner that will allow the user to autoclave or sterilize the storage device and the blade at the same time. The device is designed for multiple uses over a wide range of different blades, such as the myriad of surgical blades and blades used in the hobby and crafts arena using X-Acto knife style of blades. When a singular device is used for the storage, application and re-loading of sharps, the user is more familiar with the operation of the device, which leads to more comfort of the user in dealing with sharps blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: 10304710
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods providing a ballast system for adjusting the center of gravity of a standardized front opening wafer container. Various embodiments of the disclosure present ballast systems that are low profile, do not require modifications to the shell of the wafer container, and can be retrofit to existing wafer carriers. In some embodiments, these capabilities are accomplished by a ballast that mounts to a kinematic coupling plate of the wafer container. In one embodiment, the ballasting can also provide sufficient counter force to the lifting forces associated with purging of the wafer container, thereby preventing “lift off” of the wafer container during purging operations. The ballasts can be removed for shipping of the wafer container, thereby decreasing shipping costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Kirkland, Barry Gregerson, Eric S. Olson, Christian Andersen, Jason Todd Steffens, Ryan Mushel, Karen Anderson
  • Patent number: 10294002
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package wrapping that utilizes a film having a pair of spaced apart perforations defining a perforation zone there between, a carton label having a pair of spaced apart tabs defining a notch that extends across and makes visible a portion of the perforation zone when the label overlays the film, and an adhesive extending across a portion of the perforation zone and one of the spaced apart tabs wherein the carton label is not adhered to the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Linda Jo Van Dyke
  • Patent number: 10293994
    Abstract: A cleanable lid assembly is provided for a beverage container. The lid assembly has a lid housing having a drink aperture, and a seal assembly that is connected to the lid housing while movable between a first or operable position and a second or cleaning position. The seal assembly has a stopper that can open and close the drink aperture in the first position. The seal assembly is pivotally connected to the lid housing to transition to the cleaning position. A locking member extends transversely from the seal assembly to engage a stop on the lid housing and lock the seal assembly in the operable position. The locking member is moveable radially inward to disengage from the stop and to allow the seal assembly to transition from the first position to the cleaning position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IGNITE USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Coon, Paul Hurley
  • Patent number: 10292512
    Abstract: A liquid container orifice assembly, lid assembly, and unibody lid construction enable a user to outfit particularized liquid containers for enabling lid-based liquid-pooling or compartmentalization and heat transfer from lid-pooled or lid-compartmentalized liquid prior to liquid egression from a lid-outfitted liquid container prior to liquid consumption. All embodiments provide liquid re-directing or damming structures that operate to control the delivery of hot liquid for promoting heat loss from re-directed liquid flows. Certain structures cooperate with existing art to minimize leakage problems associated therewith. Other structures operate to particularly shape parceled liquid volumes for effecting rapid heat transfers therefrom. Still other structures harness material-philic properties of liquids for further effecting rapid heat transfers and liquid directional control mechanisms. Combinations of the various structural features here noted are also contemplated throughout the following specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok
  • Patent number: 10294003
    Abstract: A buffering member (1) is interposed between a packaging box (4) having a bottom plate (41) and side plates (42a), (42b) stood along peripheral edges of the bottom plate (41) and a first packed article (5). The buffering member (1) includes a placement section (10) on which the first packed article (5) is to be placed and a pair of leg pieces (31), (35) to be connected to a pair of opposing edges of the placement section (10) via folding lines (32), (36). The pair of leg pieces (31), (32) are folded downward along the folding line (32), (36) with an obtuse angle with respect to the placement section (10) and then lower edges (31b), (35b) of the pair of leg pieces (31), (35) are engaged with boundaries between the bottom plate (41) and the side plates (42a) of the packaging box (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10294008
    Abstract: A cup having a bottom and a sidewall attached to the bottom, wherein the sidewall preferably comprises a rolled rim at its upper edge opposite to the bottom, wherein the sidewall comprises a single layer or a plurality of layers, wherein at least one of the layers is produced from a paper or carton material, wherein at least one shaping is shaped into at least one of the layers of the sidewall, wherein the shaping is at least partially ring-shaped, wherein the shaping extends at least partially over the perimeter of the sidewall, wherein the shaping is inwardly or outwardly directed, wherein the shaping is compressed in height such that an edge of the shaping touches an opposite segment of the shaping and/or that both edges of the shaping touch each other and are joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HUHTAMÄKI OYJ
    Inventor: Neil Marshall
  • Patent number: 10292478
    Abstract: An airtight cosmetic compact, wherein the airtight feature is created by interaction between a seal facing downwardly from the inside of the cover and the upwardly facing recess of the base. The cover locks on the base by either thread elements on both cap and base or by bayonet like cams, allowing the cover to be twisted on the base compressing the cover against the base and engaging the seal with the base recess. By compressing the seal against the base and holding it in place through the threaded engagement the air-tightness of the compact is achieved and guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Antonio Montoli
  • Patent number: 10293245
    Abstract: Provided is a protective bag for cards and the like in which four-corner outer edges of the protective bag run along circular arc-shaped four-corner outer edges of cards or the like and in which four-corner inner edges within the protective bag and circular arc-shaped four-corner outer edges of the cards or the like fit each other. The protective bag is a protective bag for cards and the like, the protective bag includes two rectangular-shaped films of equal shape and size which are superposed on each other without any positional shift, three sides of the rectangular shape are sealed so that an opening part is formed at one remaining side thereof. Each corner of the protective bag is formed into a circular-arc shape, and two base corner portions opposed to the opening part are opened without being sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: PREMIUM INC., GC TOKYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Murase, Shunji Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10287093
    Abstract: A waste basket liner bag retaining apparatus including a pair of liner bag retaining apertures formed on opposing sides of a waste basket to receive and secure a waste basket liner bag. Reusable aperture covers can be secured over the apertures to occlude the apertures. In another embodiment, the waste basket liner bag retaining apparatus includes two sets of magnets, each set formed within, or secured to inner surfaces of, opposing waste basket container walls of a waste basket container. Magnetized hooks are positioned over a selected magnet in each set to permit retention of a liner bag. In a further embodiment, a waste basket liner bag retaining apparatus includes apertures formed on opposing sides of a waste basket container, each with a retractable cover to secure portions of a liner bag in the apertures. The retractable covers may include rotatable bag retaining tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Richard H. Rugg, Mark D. Lorusso