Patents Examined by Niki M. Eloshway
  • Patent number: 10384842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compact container provided with an airtight packing having upper and lower sealing rubbers, and a coupling tension protrusion, in which the airtight packing is coupled on top of a refill container, wherein the upper sealing rubber is brought into close contact with a refill container cover and the lower sealing rubber is brought into close contact with the refill container, so as to render airtight a cosmetic material accommodating space, thereby preventing cosmetic material from evaporating or becoming volatile to allow the cosmetic material to function properly for a long time. Also, the cosmetic material accommodation space in the refill container is maximized by removing an existing middle container and directly coupling the refill container to a container main body, thereby enabling effective filling of more cosmetic material to minimize frequent refilling of the cosmetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Jun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10384838
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metal bottle seal that is disposed on the curl of the metal bottle. The bottle seal may be held in place by crimping of the curl. In addition, adhesive may be used to hold the bottle seal on the curl. Adhesives can be used that fill discontinuities that may exist in the curl as a result of substantial drawing and ironing of the metal. Further, the metal bottle seal can be made of a material or laminated with a material that is soft enough to fill the discontinuities. The seal can be preformed as a continuous annulus for easy application to the top of the metal bottle. The metal bottle seal can also be used in conjunction with a cap seal to ensure an adequate and reliable seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Olson, Edmund Gillest
  • Patent number: 10377563
    Abstract: A two-piece intermodal shipping container has a deck and a lid. The deck has vertical lock corner casings bottom corner castings, a frame and a floor. Tie down clips or rings are provided on side and end beams around a floor that is recessed in one embodiment. The lid has side beams and corner posts with upper and lower corner castings. Twist locks are held in the vertical lock corner casings. After loading and securing cargo on the deck, the lid is lowered over the cargo to the deck. The twist locks are turned to secure the lower corner castings on the lid with the vertical lock corner casings on the deck, completing the shipping container for placing or stacking the container on a truck, train, ship or airplane. The deck has fork lift openings in the frame. The lid has fork lift tubes or lifting rings at the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cakeboxx Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Louis Deak Childress, Daine Eisold
  • Patent number: 10368667
    Abstract: A device for hydrating and replenishing calories and nutrients in a sterile setting without compromising the sterility of the setting may include a container sized to accommodate a volume of a supplement; a straw extending from the container, the straw designed to transport the supplement from the container to a user; and a protective sleeve attached to and surrounding the container, the protective sleeve defining at least one channel sized to accommodate the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Halliday Cioffi
  • Patent number: 10368678
    Abstract: Cooking vessel that includes a container bottom, a container top comprising a flared section extending to a rim and at least one handle coupled to or extending from an outside surface of the flared section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: 10370188
    Abstract: A waste container includes a body having a base and a side wall extending upward from the base to define a container interior. A lid is hingeably secured to an upper portion of the side wall. A latch assembly selectively secures the lid to the side wall, the latch assembly including a rotatable latch portion having a latch member selectively interlocking with a hook portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Derick Foster
  • Patent number: 10364067
    Abstract: Package (1, 1a, 1b), consisting of a base (3) and a cover (2), wherein the package (1a) has connecting means (5, 6, 9) for a detachable plug connection with another package (1b), wherein at least one lower profile rib (5, 5a, 5b) is arranged on at least one lateral surface of the package (1, 1a, 1b) and at least one upper profile rib (6, 6a, 6b) is arranged at a vertical distance, which profile ribs form a form-fitting guide for at least one connector (9, 9a, 9b), which is arranged on at least one other lateral surface of the package (1, 1a, 1b), wherein the lower profile rib (5, 5a, 5b) has an offset (15) with respect to the upper profile rib (6, 6a, 6b) in the slide direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Mayer, Wolfgang Sohler, Klaus Giegerich, Thiemo Roesler
  • Patent number: 10364069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for packaging and dispensing a product, particularly a cosmetic product, including a body of a receptacle, a dispensing head welded onto the body, one of the body and the head including a layer of a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene, the other being constituted of polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Leandre Lasfargues, Walter Kreidler
  • Patent number: 10364070
    Abstract: A metal closure having multiple thread engaging lugs configured to decrease the pressure exerted by the closure lugs on the neck of a container is provided. In various embodiments, the metal closure comprises a top wall, a skirt extending downward from a peripheral edge of the top wall, a lower edge included on the skirt, and a plurality of lugs formed at the lower edge of the skirt. Pressure may be decreased by the closure having more lugs and/or larger lugs than other metal closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventors: William J. Kapolas, Dennis Szczesniak
  • Patent number: 10358268
    Abstract: A medical apparatus that includes an apparatus body that has a surface with an opening and a cover coupled to the apparatus body about an axis of rotation angled to the surface. The cover is operable to rotate about the axis of rotation to move between a first position wherein the cover closes the opening and a second position wherein the cover is moved to allow access to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Brubaker, Nathan Wray Matheny, Kurosh Nahavandi
  • Patent number: 10358285
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced polymer material lid or cover for a utility vault made from an unsaturated polyester thermosetting resin matrix, glass fiber reinforcement, an inorganic filler and an ultraviolet inhibitor. The lid or cover has a flat textured upper surface having a plurality of bosses having different heights extending above the upper surface and a bottom surface having an outer perimeter rim with a recessed interior cavity having a number of continuous support ribs extending through the recessed interior cavity from opposite sides of the outer perimeter of the rim to transfer load placed on the lid or cover and minimize deflection under the load to the outer perimeter rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Channell Commercial Corporation, PRC Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Burke, Thomas Atkins, Brian Anthony Beach, Robert Gwillim
  • Patent number: 10351314
    Abstract: A cap for a container can include a disc-shaped top section, an annular side section projecting from the disc-shaped top section, and a locking flange disposed at an extremity of the annular side section opposite the disc-shaped top section. The cap can further include a locking flap extending from the annular side section, and the locking flap can be mobile between a locked first position in which a portion of the locking flange extends inwardly from the annular side section and an unlocked second position in which the locking flange is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10343823
    Abstract: A lid (1) for closing a can having a collar, the lid having a bottom face (2) provided with an annular sealing gasket (4) bearing against said collar when the lid (1) is in the closed state, and being provided with fastener means (14) for fastening the lid (1) to the can, which fastener means (14) comprise at least two catches (141, 142, 143) disposed about the sealing gasket (4) and having an active fastener portion (1411, 1421, 1431) that projects towards the center of the lid (1), and that is positionable under an external radial peripheral rim of the can when a movable one (143) of the catches is in a closer position in which it is closer to the other catches (141, 142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Cyril Denize
  • Patent number: 10336513
    Abstract: A lid includes a lid lever and a seal arm assembly that stage opening of a vent hole relative to a drink hole so that vapor within the liquid container may be vented to the atmosphere before the drink hole is opened. As the lid lever is rotated a first direction, beginning from a closed position, the lid lever rotates a small amount independently of the seal arm assembly to open a vent hole before contacting the seal arm assembly to open a drink hole. As the lid lever is rotated in a second direction, from an open position, the lid lever and the seal arm assembly rotate in unison until the drink hole is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: IGNITE USA, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel M. Wodka
  • Patent number: 10322870
    Abstract: A container may comprise a support frame with sides and at least one of the sides being an open side defining an opening, a flexible panel configured to at least partially cover the open side of the support frame, and a panel mounting assembly configured to removably mount the panel over the opening. The panel mounting assembly may comprise at least one panel mounting element including a leverage structure configured to provide a fulcrum edge along at least a portion of the opening, with the at least one portion of the panel being tensionable over the fulcrum edge. The panel mounting element may also comprise a tensioning structure mountable on the leverage structure and configured to selectively apply tension to the at least one portion of the panel with the thicker thickness over the fulcrum edge of the leverage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Shur-Co, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Knight, Jason Eugene Anderson
  • Patent number: 10293988
    Abstract: A closure assembly (20) that includes a cap or overcap (28) and a fitment (24) for a container is provided wherein the fitment (24) has a laterally projecting shear member (40), and the overcap (28) has an aperture (74) for initially receiving the shear member (40) when the overcap (28) and fitment (24) are in an initially assembled orientation or condition. The aperture (74) and the shear member (40) cooperate in the initially assembled orientation such that when subjected to a flow of a sterilizing gas, turbulence is created in the sterilizing gas flow to enhance sterilization of the combination. The closure assembly (20) may, instead, or additionally, be provided wherein the overcap (28) has an elongate, hollow plug (58) for establishing a first seal between the fitment (24) and the overcap (28) in the initially assembled orientation, and the wherein overcap (28) has a skirt (50) for establishing a second seal between the fitment (24) and the overcap (28) in the initially assembled orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mazurkiewicz, John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10297986
    Abstract: An arc-resistant electrical enclosure includes an arresting system that permits forced-air cooling of the interior region to occur during ordinary operation of the enclosure while resisting the flow of hot gases, plasma, and flames to the exterior of the electrical enclosure in an arc event or other event. The arresting system advantageously includes a louver apparatus and a cover apparatus that work in conjunction to resist the flow of gases, plasma, and flames to the exterior of the cabinet in an arc event. The louver apparatus includes louvers that can be moved from an open state to a closed state responsive to a predetermined fluid pressure impinging on the louvers. The cover apparatus includes a fire blocking panel that permits fluid flow therethrough during ordinary operation but which, responsive to a flame, initiates a transformation from one state to another state wherein the openings resist the communication of flames therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley Byron Johnson, David Glenn Woolard
  • Patent number: 10287086
    Abstract: An anti-breakage and anti-scald bottle includes an inner container and a plastic jacket arranged outside the inner container in a sleeving mode, wherein a soft rubber retainer ring is arranged at the inner bottom of the plastic jacket, and the bottom end of the inner container is clamped on the soft rubber retainer ring; an opening of the plastic jacket is connected with a fixed sleeve in a threaded mode, the neck of the fixed sleeve abuts against the periphery of an opening of the inner container, a soft rubber ring is fixedly arranged on the inner surface of the neck of the fixed sleeve and makes contact with the opening of the inner container, and a top opening of the fixed sleeve is sealed and covered with a bottle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Shen Zhen Xin Yue Tang Plastic & Hardware Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lihua Huang
  • Patent number: 10287052
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for producing a leak-tight vessel for holding a gas and/or liquid, comprising the steps of winding a heat-sealable thermoplastic barrier strip around a removable mandrel in such a way that each strip fragment overlaps with a substantially parallel strip fragment over at least a lateral overlapping distance, consolidating the overlapping strip fragments so as to form a gas and/or liquid tight layer, winding a fibrous material around the gas and/or liquid tight layer, thereby leaving an opening large enough for removing the mandrel. The invention also describes a leak-tight vessel produced in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: COVESS N.V.
    Inventors: Tony Vanswijgenhoven, Dieter Vanswijgenhoven, Axel Seifert
  • Patent number: 10280657
    Abstract: A shipping container includes walls, one or more doors, a locking device and a security device. At least one door is movable between an open position and a closed position. The locking device is configured to secure the at least one door in its closed positioned. The locking device defines an opening and includes a first fastener and a second fastener. At least one of the fasteners is attached to the door. The security device is insertable through the opening of the locking device. The security device includes a first wing substantially covering the first fastener and a second wing substantially covering the second fastener to substantially prevent access to the first fastener and the second fastener when the security device is inserted through the opening of the locking device. Other example shipping containers, security devices, etc. are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Edward J. Griesedieck, Mark E. Belew