Patents Examined by Rafael A Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10993376
    Abstract: A protective cover for round cotton modules is provided that includes a body covering the plastic-wrapped perimeter of the cylindrical bale and two ends walls, each having a semi-circular to circular perimeter, that cover a majority portion of the exposed ends of the cotton module. The cover is secured in place by at least one cinching structure that extends around the perimeter of the bale at a height that is below the maximum diameter of the bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Eugene Crumpler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10993515
    Abstract: A carry case for an electronics-enabled eyewear device, such as smart glasses, has charging contacts that are movable relative to a storage chamber in which the eyewear device is receivable. The charging contacts are connected to a battery carried by the case for charging the eyewear device via contact coupling of the charging contacts to corresponding contact formations on an exterior of the eyewear device. The charging contacts are in some instances mounted on respective flexible walls defining opposite extremities of the storage chamber. The contact formations on the eyewear device are in some instances provided by hinge assemblies that couple respective temples to a frame of the eyewear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jinwoo Kim, Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 10993559
    Abstract: A drinking vessel with a hidden utensil compartment includes a cup with a recessed side extending from the bottom to a transition below the top. An elongated hollow structure defines a compartment and extends from the bottom against the recessed side. A base secured to the bottom of the cup includes an opening leading to the compartment. A sleeve-like cover contains the cup and the elongated hollow structure. A drawer holding utensils fits through the opening in the base into the compartment. A drawer stop attached to the recessed side includes a spring to facilitate removal of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NOSU, INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10973301
    Abstract: The invention concerns a packaging device (10) for a cosmetic product (P), especially for a solid or pasty cosmetic product, having a base (20), an intermediate part (30) intended to carry the product (P) and a lid (40), the intermediate part (30) being secured to the base (20) and the lid (40) being mounted hinged on the intermediate part (30) so that said lid (40) occupies two positions, a first position, called the closed position of the device where the base (20) and the lid (40) together define a substantially closed space, and a second position, called the opened position of the device where the lid (40) is retracted inside the base (20), wherein the lid (40) is configured to be blocked in an opened position—reciprocally in a closed position—by blocking means having at least one protrusion (39) of matter protruding from the intermediate part (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Yann Crapet
  • Patent number: 10959824
    Abstract: The package (1) for a surgical mesh (100) comprises: a receiving member (2) configured and dimensioned to receive at least one surgical mesh (100), and a covering member (3) configured and dimensioned to cover the said at least one surgical mesh (100) maintaining with the receiving member (2) the surgical mesh (100) in a substantially flat position, and a gas channelling network interposed between the said receiving member (2) and the said covering member (3) configured to channel a sterilization gas within the at least one surgical mesh (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Rebecca Ferrand, Thomas Vial, Barbara Grepinet
  • Patent number: 10964568
    Abstract: A substrate carrier includes a substrate carrier plate having a front-sided substrate carrier surface on which at least one substrate receiving area is provided for receiving a respective substrate. The substrate carrier is intended to enable a secure support of the substrate and a simple, damage-free removal of the substrate from the substrate carrier when operating in a fast manner, preferably without impairment of the characteristics of the substrate or the substrate processing. Therefore, the substrate receiving area has an interior area and an exterior area running around the interior area. The exterior area has spaced plateaus which are raised compared to a surface of the interior area for the support of edge areas of the substrates. Ventilation channels are provided between the plateaus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Meyer Burger (Germany) GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Raschke, Erik Ansorge, Mirko Kehr, Christian Boehm
  • Patent number: 10932893
    Abstract: A container, a toothbrush, or a device including at least one sacrificial electrode. In one aspect, the container may include a body adapted to contain an oral care solution and a cap selectively removable from the body. The cap may include a cavity configured to contain a fluid, a first electrode comprising a sacrificial metal, a second electrode spaced from the first electrode, and an electrical connection electrically connecting the first electrode and the second electrode to a power source. Activation of the power source may generate an electric field between the first and second electrodes, thereby causing the sacrificial metal of the first electrode to release ions into the fluid in the cavity of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Gerald Gontarz
  • Patent number: 10934067
    Abstract: A sanitary cover provides an improved way to prevent or lessen the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, the flu, and/or the common cold, through indirect contact with beverage containers. The sanitary cover includes a sleeve of flexible absorptive fabric that is impregnated with a liquid germicidal disinfectant. The sleeve is sized and shaped to fit onto and over the pour-through opening of a beverage container. A set of connected sanitary covers is formed by an elongate tubular sleeve of the flexible absorptive fabric impregnated with a liquid germicidal disinfectant and divided into individual ones of the sanitary covers by frangible line and a seam formed in the elongate tubular sleeve between each adjacent pair of the sanitary covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: William J. Cristea, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10926058
    Abstract: A sterilized packaging system for a deployable medical device comprises a sealed container with a tray disposed within the sealed container. The tray comprises a first chamber at a proximal end of the tray and at least a deployable medical device is disposed within the first chamber in a storage configuration, wherein the deployable medical device is engaged with the catheter and positioned in a partially deployed state distally from the distal end of a catheter. A sterilizing fluid is disposed within at least the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Anteris Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William Morris Leonard Neethling, Christopher P. Olig, Scott Bliss, Wayne Paterson, Philip J. Haarstad, Tuan Doan, Alex A. Peterson, David J. Blaeser
  • Patent number: 10918514
    Abstract: A condom package has a first barrier having a first surface and an oppositely facing second surface. A second barrier of the package has a first and oppositely facing second surface. A first substance is between the first barrier first surface and second barrier second surface. A second substance and a condom are partitioned from the first substance and first barrier by the second barrier. The second substance and condom are in a bounded area delimited by the second barrier first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Vélez Justiniano
  • Patent number: 10912376
    Abstract: A multi-storage carrying case for storing utensils and accessories therein. The multi-storage carrying case provides a user with a device that includes a main compartment for storing large items, and a series of sub-compartments that store utensils and accessories that are commonly needed during and after eating food, including floss picks, napkins, drinking straws, and hand sanitizer, in a single, easily accessible location. The multi-storage carrying case includes an upper shell rotatably affixed to a lower shell, wherein the upper shell and the lower shell cooperatively form the enclosed main compartment in a closed configuration. The sub-compartments have a recessed area sub-flush from a lower base panel such that an open front face of each sub-compartment is positioned on a same plane as the lower base panel. Further, the lower base panel forms a divider between each of the sub-compartments to not commingle the items of the sub-compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Gerald Thompson
  • Patent number: 10905212
    Abstract: A multi-functional storage box, comprising: a first body comprising a first bottom plate and a first side wall, wherein the first side wall is provided on the first bottom plate to form a first side opening; a second body comprising a second bottom plate and a second side wall, wherein the second side wall is provided on the second bottom plate to form a second side opening; the second side opening abuts against the first side opening, the first body and the second body are enclosed to form an upward-opening receiving cavity; one end and the other end of the second side wall respectively adjoins one end and the other end of the first side wall to respectively form a left and a right wall of the receiving cavity; a flipped cover connected to the left wall or the right wall of the receiving cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Changyou Song
  • Patent number: 10908497
    Abstract: A reticle cassette includes a bottom panel, a frame arranged on the bottom panel, and a top cover arranged on the frame, the bottom panel, the frame and the top cover defining a chamber with an opening, the reticle cassette further providing a door panel at one side of the opening. The bottom panel is provided thereon with a plurality of reticle supporting posts each separated from the frame by a lateral gap, and the frame has a longitudinal cross-section comprising H-shaped structures. A web and a bottom surface of the first vertical wall are separated from the bottom panel by vertical gaps. The gaps are arranged between the reticle supporting posts and the frame so as to make the reticle cassette suitable for use with both vacuum suction type and physical clamping type handling forks to pick up the reticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Rongjun Zhang, Dongliang Huang
  • Patent number: 10899520
    Abstract: A disposable package is configured to promote recycling of its component parts. A thermoformed thermoplastic blister has a product bubble which extends from a peripheral flange to extend through an opening in a front card. The front card is affixed to a back card so as not to adhere to the blister flange. An extraction tab extends from the peripheral flange above the front card, the extraction tab having a grip segment which is held spaced from the front card by a structure extending from the grip segment which engages the front card, so the grip segment is accessible on two opposed sides for gripping by a user to engage and remove the blister from the front card and the back card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Donald E. McCumber
  • Patent number: 10898659
    Abstract: A system for handling and dispensing a plurality of products, including a package having a chamber configured to contain the plurality of products in a predetermined aligned relation to one another and a base disposed in surrounding relation to said chamber. A retaining structure is disposed within an interior of the base in retaining relation with the plurality of products and an access device is disposable in opening engagement with the retaining structure and in accessible relation with an interior of the chamber and the plurality of products therein. The access device comprises a path of travel of the plurality of products out of said chamber when disposed in opening relation to the retaining structure and is structured to assume an interface orientation wherein said access device is disposed in interconnected relation between the package and a dispensing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Medical Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Vitello, Robert Banik, Timothy Brandon Hunt
  • Patent number: 10899527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for storage and for transport of polyamide granulate which comprises at least one amorphous or microcrystalline polyamide. By means of this novel method, yellowing during further processing to form the moulded article can be avoided or at least reduced. Likewise, the invention relates to a corresponding container in which the polyamide granulate is stored. The invention also relates to correspondingly stored or transported polyamide granulate and also moulded articles produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Martin Sütterlin, Thomas Wiedemann, Manfred Hewel, Sepp Bass
  • Patent number: 10899521
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a contact lens package with a heat sealable multilayer packaging lidstock formed from: a support layer and a peelable seal layer made from a polymer blend, such polymer blend formed from a material: from 40 to 85% by weight of one or more first amorphous cyclic olefin polymer(s) characterized by a glass transition temperature of at least 120° C. from 10 to 55% by weight of one or more second amorphous cyclic olefin polymer(s) characterized by a glass transition temperature of less than 120° C., and from 0.5 to 15% by weight, preferably 0.5 to 10% by weight of at least one elastomeric copolymer comprising at least one polymerized monovinylarene and at least one polymerized acyclic olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Swamy
  • Patent number: 10894658
    Abstract: A container for consumer goods includes a rigid outer box, an inner package, an inner frame and a pull tab. The outer box has a hinged lid configured to provide access to an inner volume of the outer box. The inner frame is paperboard having a pre-cut opening configured to provide access to an inner volume of the inner package. The pull tab covers the opening with a first adhesive that releasably adheres an edge portion of the pull tab to the inner frame and a second adhesive that permanently adheres the pull tab to the inner package and the outer box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Bellamah
  • Patent number: 10890952
    Abstract: A protective covering for an electronic device such as a tablet computer. In various embodiments, to protective covering may cover both front and rear surfaces of the electronic device, as well as from and rear surfaces of an associated keyboard. Additionally, certain configuration for the protective covering may operate to trigger a sleep mode for the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: John G. Elias
  • Patent number: 10881582
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are directed to an individual dose pack. The individual dose pack may comprise a single serving pod and an overwrap surrounding the entirety of the single serving pod and sealing the single serving pod therein, wherein the overwrap is child-resistant and creates an impermeable barrier being resistant to the passage of liquids and gases. The single serving pod may include a cup, at least one pharmaceutical active ingredient provided in the cup, and a lid affixed to the cup. The overwrap is a multi-layer structure including a first layer being a biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate layer, a second layer being a polyethylene layer, a third layer being an aluminum foil layer, and fourth layer being an ionomer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC
    Inventors: Sriman Banerjee, Kathryn Cramer, Gautam Debnath