Patents Examined by Niki M. Eloshway
  • Patent number: 11685572
    Abstract: A re-closeable cap is outfitted upon an upper portion of a beverage can or a series of beverage cans in a multi-pack arrangement for providing a protective barrier atop opened beverage cans. The re-closeable caps include a unibody material construction particularly configured to comprise a cap rim and a cap plate centrally located relative to the cap rim. The cap rim attaches the re-closeable cap to a can rim. The cap plate includes a static portion and at least one dynamic portion all formed from the unibody material construction with complex upper surface landscape and cut lines. The dynamic portions are pivotal relative to the static structure for providing a can-opening access aperture for enabling a user to consume can contents and closing the can-opening access aperture for enabling the user to cover the can opening during contents consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Resolute Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok
  • Patent number: 11679913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crown cap for bottles of the type constituted by a metal plate, although it could be made of another material, having a structural configuration which favors the opening operation of the bottle by means of the removal of the crown cap with the thumb of the hand holding the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Ramón Tamarit Rios
  • Patent number: 11683899
    Abstract: A waterproof device including a casing structure, a cover structure, a first engaging plate, a second engaging plate, a first elastic member, and a second elastic member is provided. The casing structure, on which the cover structure is disposed, includes a bottom plate, a first side plate, a second side plate, a third side plate, and a fourth side plate. The first engaging plate is disposed adjacent to the first side plate, and the first elastic member is connected therebetween. The second engaging plate is disposed adjacent to the second side plate, and the second elastic member is connected therebetween. The first engaging plate can reciprocate between a first positioning position and a first disengagement position relative to the first side plate, and the second engaging plate can reciprocate between a second positioning position and a second disengagement position relative to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Man-Ning Lu, Bing-Chun Chung, Ming-Hung Hung, Yi-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 11673739
    Abstract: A system includes a vacuum canister combinable as a unit with a segregated trash bin. The vacuum canister is connected to a vacuum motor for drawing fines and particulates to the vacuum canister. The segregated trash bin retains refuse separate from the fines and particulates of the vacuum canister. The vacuum canister sealingly contains the fines and particulates from vacuuming. Debris larger than the vacuumed fines and particulates is depositable in the segregated trash bin separated from the fines and particulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Terry G. Jones
  • Patent number: 11660954
    Abstract: A fuel tank device for a vehicle that includes a plastic fuel tank having a conductive outer layer, a plastic filler pipe for filling the fuel tank, at least one metallic component, and an electrical connector to connect the metallic component to the conductive outer layer of the filler pipe. The metallic component is grounded via the electrical connector and the conductive outer layer of the filler pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA Energy Storage Systems GesmbH
    Inventor: Alparslan Turan
  • Patent number: 11661262
    Abstract: Thermal-insulation container 1, comprising a bottom 26, side walls 21, 22, 23, 24 arranged on the bottom 26 and a lid 25 arranged on the side walls 21, 22, 23, 24, wherein the bottom 26, the side walls 21, 22, 23, 24 and the lid 25 completely enclose an interior space 3, and wherein the lid 25 has a heat transfer coefficient kD, the bottom 26 has a heat transfer coefficient kB, and each of the side walls 21, 22, 23, 24 has one of the heat transfer coefficients kS1, kS2, kS3 or kS4, and further kD<minimum [kS1, kS2, kS3, kS4, kB].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: va-Q-tec AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Sebastian Satzinger, Thomas Taraschewski
  • Patent number: 11655072
    Abstract: Plastic grid or framework arrangements are used to support and position of bowls that hold flower arrangements, candles, letters, and other decorative elements. These grids are deployable in water fountains, indoor and outdoor pools, and other small bodies of water during festive occasions or for longer term decorative display. The grid themselves do not float, and are positioned below the surface of the water, and thus are not readily visible. Buoyancy is provided at the hubs that form nodes in the grids. The hubs also support floating bowls containing various decorative elements. The resulting effect is that the various decorative elements appear to be floating on the surface while the sub-surface grid structure maintains their relative positioning, keeping the bowls from clumping together at the edges or in the corners of the pool or fountain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: AMCS Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: Anne-Marie Ansaldo-Swain, Curtis Swain, Philip John Blyskal, James Matthew Wittes
  • Patent number: 11623800
    Abstract: The present invention may comprise a main tab, a tab shield, a rim, an interior rim guard, and a tab finger port. The invention may further comprise breakable connectors among the tab, tab shield, rim, interior rim guard, and other structures, such that breakage of the connectors indicates access to a container after preventing or inhibiting access to a container, such as a beverage can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Jeremiah J. Buck, Venita Nelson, Tim Hanley, Zachariah Johnson, Jeremy Cooper
  • Patent number: 11627674
    Abstract: A housing with an inner lining, made of an open-pore material, preferably covering at least two sides of the housing, for the reduction of internal explosion pressure. In addition, or alternatively, a molded body made of the open-pore material, for example a bonded fibrous material, may be arranged in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: R. Stahl Schaltgerate GMBH
    Inventors: Clife Hermanowski, Thorsten Arnhold, Bernd Limbacher
  • Patent number: 11623796
    Abstract: An insulating container having a base and a lid is provided. In some examples, the insulating container further includes a pressure regulation device. In other examples, the insulating container may include latching devices comprising an elastomeric latch upper and a semi-rigid latch lower configured to engage an insulating container keeper when the lid is in a closed and a secured position. In still other examples, the latch upper and the latch lower are configured in a recessed position, and flush with a front side of the insulating container lid and flush with a front side of a bottom portion of the insulating container when the latches secure the lid in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Bullock, John Loudenslager, John Fritz, Alex Baires, Erik Steven Larson, Andrew J. Winterhalter, Lance Harrison, Michael Christopher Cieszko
  • Patent number: 11613415
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for controlling scent delivery by a scented article for beverage containers. In some aspects, a scent delivery system includes a cap attachable to a beverage container; and a scented article that couples to the cap, wherein the cap comprises a base, a movable component coupled to the base and able to move between a first position and a second position, and a scent chamber including an encasement to which the scented article is attached, the encasement coupled to the movable component or the base, wherein a portion of the scented article is exposed to air from an outside environment with respect to the cap when the movable component is in the second position, and wherein the encasement creates a contact seal to enclose the scented article within the scent chamber and lock in the scent when the movable component is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: SZENT CO.
    Inventor: Shawn Griffis
  • Patent number: 11612274
    Abstract: A removable handle is designed to cooperate with a cooking container having a side wall extended upwards by an outwardly-curved portion including a free end and includes a latch that can be moved between an open and a closed positions. The latch includes a locking panel designed to generate a force on the free end in the closed position, under the action of a means of pressurization, the force having a vertical component F for locking the free end against an upper supporting body. The latch has a protruding body and the handle includes a hollow body or reciprocally. In the closed position, the protruding body and the hollow body are fitted into each other to prevent the latch from recoiling when the free end generates, on the locking panel, a force having a component F1 opposite to the vertical component F with an intensity greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Michel Montgelard
  • Patent number: 11607081
    Abstract: A removable handle, particularly for cooking containers for food, includes a base portion adapted to be fixed immovably to a wall of a cooking vessel and having a coupling body; and a handle portion adapted to be detachably fixed to the base portion and including a coupling cavity to receive the coupling body of the base portion. The coupling body is insertable in the coupling cavity along a main coupling direction. A locking and unlocking lever which can be activated to lock and unlock the coupling body inside said coupling cavity is also part of the removable handle. The lever is hinged to the handle portion about an axis of rotation substantially parallel to the main coupling direction. The lever includes at least a first relief, the coupling body has at least a second relief to engage with the first relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: LA TERMOPLASTIC F.B.M. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Munari
  • Patent number: 11608210
    Abstract: Lid caps outfit lid assemblies thereby providing lid-cap combinations for beverage cans. The lid assemblies include a lid rim portion, a lid capping plate, and a can opener element and are attached to a lower can body for forming a beverage can. The lid caps include a cap plate centrally located relative to an outer cap periphery. A cap groove is configured to firstly attach the lid cap to the lid assembly by mated engagement, and may include a pivot structure for providing a can-opening access aperture and closing the can-opening access aperture. In certain embodiments, the cap plate includes a fastener-letting aperture. The can opener element is attached to the lid capping plate via a fastener as extended through the fastener-letting aperture thereby sandwiching the cap plate intermediate the can opener element and the lid capping plate for secondly attaching the lid cap to the lid assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Resolute Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok
  • Patent number: 11607075
    Abstract: According to one example, a removable lid for a container of a vessel includes a valve configured to selectively allow air to vent out of a fluid retaining interior region of the container when the lid is positioned on the container. The valve includes an opening that extends entirely through a thickness of a portion of the lid, and a valve plug. The valve plug includes a valve top portion that extends vertically above a top surface of the portion of the lid, a valve bottom portion, and a valve central portion. The valve top portion is configured to be contracted, by a downward pressure, into a more vertically compact shape. The valve top portion is further configured to, absent the downward pressure, expand back upwards out of the more vertically compact shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Stanley Kin Sui Cheng
  • Patent number: 11597269
    Abstract: A fuel device FS includes a discriminating portion 50, an operation member, an abutting member 57 and an open/close member 70. The discriminating portion 50 includes an discrimination opening GL formed of a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is an opening corresponding to an external diameter of a small-diameter nozzle FNS. The second portion is an opening having a shape corresponding to an external diameter of a large-diameter nozzle FNL compatible with the fuel device. The operation member 51 of the discriminating portion 50 guides the small-diameter nozzle intended to insert into the second portion to be inserted into the first portion. The abutting member 57 prevents a tip of the small-diameter nozzle from passing the first portion. The open/close member 70 is caused to enter an open state by the large-diameter nozzle passing through the second portion of the discrimination opening GL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hagano, Norihiko Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11577911
    Abstract: A sanitary product disposal container includes a container housing having a movable housing top cover, a movable housing bottom cover, and a sensor. A cover actuating mechanism may operably engage the housing top cover to actuate the housing top cover between open and closed positions. The sensor may operably interface with the cover actuating mechanism to facilitate deployment of the housing top cover between the open and closed positions responsive to sensing the presence of a person in proximity to the container housing. Accordingly, a used feminine hygiene product may be placed in the interior space of the container housing in the open position of the housing top cover without having to touch the container housing in order to open the housing top cover. The housing bottom cover may be selectively opened to facilitate removal of the used feminine hygiene products from the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Kelly Sansone
  • Patent number: 11565850
    Abstract: A security case and mounting bracket, including at least some of a base, a cavity defined within at least a portion of the base, a lid pivotable between an open position and a closed position, in the closed position the lid covers the cavity, a receiver extends from two opposing exterior sides of the base, and an elongate receiver groove extends along each receiver; the mounting bracket has a bottom portion and two extending arms, a rail element extends from an interior surface of each extending arm and is mateable with the elongate receiver grooves so as to be slidably received within one of the elongate receiver grooves; various locking mechanisms are controlled by a controller electrically connected to a data input interface, the controller is able to simultaneously or independently control the locking mechanisms to allow the security case to be unlocked and/or removed from the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Michael Patrick Lovell
  • Patent number: 11565856
    Abstract: A breathing assistance apparatus has a lid and latch assembly configured for one-handed operation. The apparatus also includes a hinge assembly that separates when over-rotated but that reengages upon closing of the lid onto the main body of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy Livingston Miller, Arjen David Kat
  • Patent number: 11564518
    Abstract: A beverage drinking device includes a body that supports a plurality of containers arranged relative to each other such that a liquid from a first one of the containers flows into an adjacent, second one of the containers while an individual consumes liquid from the second one of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Barczyk