Patents Examined by Niki M. Eloshway
  • Patent number: 10968006
    Abstract: A container including a finish defining an opening at a first end of the container that provides access to an internal volume defined by the container. A base portion of the container includes a diaphragm that is concave relative to an exterior of the container. The diaphragm extends from a standing surface of the container to a center push-up portion of the base portion. The standing surface is at a second end of the container opposite to the first end. The diaphragm is configured to move from an as-blown first configuration to a second configuration in which the diaphragm is closer to the first end as compared to the first configuration in order to reduce residual vacuum within the container. The diaphragm is generally hemispherical in cross-section when in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AMCOR RIGID PACKAGING USA, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Woloszyk, Omkar Dole, David Downing, Kirk Edward Maki, Bradley S. Philip, James Stelzer, Luke A. Mast, Richard J. Steih
  • Patent number: 10961047
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved transfer tank having a improved internal floating roof with special vapor sealing features, and wherein the tank ranges in storage size from 750 to 5000 barrels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: David Lawlis
  • Patent number: 10953742
    Abstract: A fuel tank includes a tank main body configured to reserve a quantity of fuel therein and an oil feed tube fitted to the tank main body to form a fuel feed port. The fuel feed tube has a tip end configured to protrude inwardly of the tank main body, and the tip end is positioned below the upper limit level of the fuel. At a location of the fuel feed tube above the upper limit level, a vent hole is formed to communicate between the interior of the tank main body and the interior of the oil feed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10954059
    Abstract: A container is formed to include an interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor and a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, Charles T. Wallace, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds
  • Patent number: 10947025
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes first insulation blocks, second insulation blocks, and third insulation blocks, each insulation block arranged in contact with at least one other insulation block to define a void, the packaging assembly including at least one enclosure, the insulation blocks at least partially surrounded by the at least one enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waitermire
  • Patent number: 10947020
    Abstract: A one-piece part and a method of making the one-piece part. The one-piece part comprises an upper wall; a lower wall having an exterior portion and an interior portion, the interior portion overlapping the upper wall; lateral walls connecting the upper wall to the lower wall; an intermediate wall connecting the upper wall to the lower wall, the intermediate wall extending longitudinally between the lateral walls; a bottom wall connecting the lateral walls and the lower wall; and a top wall connecting the lateral walls and the upper wall, wherein the lateral walls, the top wall, the bottom wall, the exterior portion of the lower wall, the intermediate wall, and the upper wall have exterior surfaces and interior surfaces, the interior surfaces defining a volume of the one-piece part, and wherein the interior portion of the lower wall extends into said volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO., INC.
    Inventor: Bryan D. Drummond
  • Patent number: 10947018
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to cups, containers, and sleeves therefore having a living hinge and a dual seal structure on the lid such that the seal created by the contact of the lid with the inside of the cup or container ensures a secure, friction fit orientation to prevent spillage or leakage of the contents therein. The dual seal is created by a first component on the lip of the lid that extends down from the top of the lid and is substantial in shape with a rib on the bottom edge of the lip and the circumference of the lip that is of the same size and shape as the inner circumference of the cup or container such that a secure seal is created when closed. The cups and containers also have an inner concentric structure that follows the shape of the cup or container just above the base to offer stabilization, and ease of stacking, removal, and manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CLARITY, INC.
    Inventor: Glenn Tobias
  • Patent number: 10933739
    Abstract: A cap includes a bottomed first cover portion, and a second cover portion provided on a receiving opening side of the first cover portion. The second cover portion includes an outside cover that covers a contact portion of a receptacle. The contact portion comes into contact with a distal end of a supply nozzle when the supply nozzle is connected with the receptacle. The outside cover has a tapered shape such that an outer diameter of the outside cover is decreased towards the first cover portion from one end of the cap where the receiving opening is provided. The outside cover has an internal dimension that allows the outside cover to be separated from an outer peripheral portion of the receptacle when the cap is attached to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuhei Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10934056
    Abstract: A holder for pre-assembling, transporting, and displaying edibles, and comprising, a cup having a bottom surface, a sidewall surface and an open top, and a cup centerline that extends perpendicularly from the bottom surface, and wherein the sidewall has a defined height, a dowel pin, and a rod having top and bottom ends and a centerline therebetween, wherein the rod top end contacts the cup bottom surface, and wherein the rod having a configuration adapted to enable the rod to support the cup when the rod and cup centerlines intersect with an angle ranging from 0-90 degrees, and wherein sidewall height and surface supports the edible in a pre-assembled specified shape having a desired initial appearance at an initial location, and then the transport of the pre-assembled edible to a final destination such that the initial appearance of the edible is not changed during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Shannon C. Isaac
  • Patent number: 10919670
    Abstract: A system for a tamperproof seal having a cap assembly and a bottle assembly is disclosed. The bottle assembly includes a bottle with a neck and bottle threads. The cap assembly includes a cap with a top portion and a bottom portion which engage the neck of the bottle. Between the top and bottom portion there is a seal created. The seal is initially intact and only broken once the top and bottom portion are separated. The seal cannot be replaced once it has been broken. If the seal is broken reaching the intended party, then tampering occurred. The top portion may be removably mounted to the bottle. The top portion includes inner threads that engage the bottle threads. The bottom portion includes inner teeth angled towards each other which engage the bottommost of bottle threads. Inner teeth prevent the replacing of the cap once the seal is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Gervasio A. Chicaia
  • Patent number: 10910121
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, methods and devices for storing and/or disposing of hazardous waste material. In some embodiments, the waste material includes nuclear waste such as calcined material. In certain embodiments, the device includes a container having a container body, a filling port configured to couple with a filling nozzle and a filling plug, and an evacuation port having a filter. The evacuation port is configured to couple with an evacuation nozzle and an evacuation plug. In certain embodiments, the method includes (a) adding hazardous waste material via a filling nozzle coupled to a filling port of a container, the container including an evacuation port, (b) evacuating the container during adding of the hazardous waste material via an evacuation nozzle coupled to an evacuation port of the container, (c) sealing the filling port, (d) heating the container, and (e) sealing the evacuation port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    Inventors: Walter Guillermo Bermudez, Salvatore Moricca, Allan Grant Murray
  • Patent number: 10906725
    Abstract: A container is formed to include an interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor and a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, Charles T. Wallace, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds
  • Patent number: 10906081
    Abstract: The principles of the present invention further provide both a shaped metal container and its preforms that exhibit a rounded grain structure characteristic created by an annealing process and a method for making a shaped metal container. The process of making said metal container results in a quicker process time and uses less metals (at least 10% metal weight savings), thus allowing for a decrease in the costs of making such shaped metal containers. A shaped metal container may include work hardened rolled sheet-metal defining a sidewall, an opening, and a base, where at least one section along the sidewall has grains with an average aspect ratio less than about 4 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: The Coca-Cola Company, Ardagh MP Group Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Philippe Niec, Marc Lemiale, John E. Adams, Yuping Lin
  • Patent number: 10907733
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a tank with an outer surface profile that allows an elastic protective member to be easily and firmly attached to a surface thereof, and also such a tank with a protective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Ueda
  • Patent number: 10899530
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes first insulation blocks, second insulation blocks, and third insulation blocks, each insulation block arranged in contact with at least one other insulation block to define a void, the packaging assembly including at least one enclosure, the insulation blocks at least partially surrounded by the at least one enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Jamie Waitermire
  • Patent number: 10899525
    Abstract: A cooler includes a cooler body including one or more cooler walls. The cooler further includes a cover configured to be disposed around an exterior of the cooler body, the cover being sized and dimensioned to generally cover an exterior of the one or more cooler walls of the cooler body. The cover preferably includes a moisture-absorbent material. The cover also preferably includes an image, logo, symbol, or text; or a panel preferably includes the image, logo, symbol, or text, which panel is removably attachable to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: M & C INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Alexander Vanderberg
  • Patent number: 10869731
    Abstract: A medical cart having a chassis with a plurality of wheels attached thereto; a plurality of drawers supported on the chassis; a temperature-regulated compartment in the chassis; a locking bar pivotally attached to the chassis; a headwall mount attached to the chassis; a display mounted on the chassis; and a positionable task light attached to the chassis. Each drawer includes a drawer lock shiftable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking bar is shiftable between a locked position and an unlocked position so that the locking bar serves as a secondary safety lock for all the drawers and the door of the temperature-regulated compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Neonatal Product Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Norman, Mark Petheram, Heather Fibuch-Townsend, Anthony Hash
  • Patent number: 10849447
    Abstract: A beverage holding container to hold a can therein, the beverage holding container including a can-holding member to store the can therein, a fixed member having at least a portion thereof inserted within the can-holding member, a pivoting member pivotally connected to the fixed member to pivot from a first position to a second position, and a covering member connected to the pivoting member to keep the can enclosed when the pivoting member is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ben Gemmill
  • Patent number: 10850888
    Abstract: A container can end includes a concave dome shape and may forgo a peripheral reinforcing bead around the center panel. The tab may also be curved. Tooling for forming the end and a corresponding method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Ben Mattin, Tim Clark
  • Patent number: 10843554
    Abstract: In a fuel port forming portion that forms a fuel port, a portion of a peripheral wall located on a perpendicular lower side when a fuel supply device is in a mounting posture of being mounted to a vehicle formed as a convex drain groove from a corner portion at which an insertion-side open/close member for opening/closing the fuel port makes contact with an open base portion of the fuel port to an open end side of the fuel port. The drain groove is inclined in a horizontal direction such that the open end side of the fuel port is located closer to the perpendicular lower side than a corner portion side when the fuel supply device is in the mounting posture, to thereby improve draining function of the drain groove provided to the fuel port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hagano