Patents Examined by Rafael Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10442608
    Abstract: A lighter holder for a cigarette or cigar package, comprising a substantially rectangular member foldable into the lighter holder, the rectangular member having a length and a width and five discrete panels defined in the length direction by foldable score lines in the width direction, the second and fourth panels being internally foldable and having apertures at corresponding locations in the width directions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Patent number: 10433944
    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: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sofradim Production
    Inventors: Rebecca Ferrand, Thomas Vial, Barbara Grepinet
  • Patent number: 10435200
    Abstract: A storage system, comprising a body having a cavity therein configured to house one or more items, and an opening defined by the body and a panel configured to mate with the opening and prevent access to the cavity when the panel is in position; the system have a first level of security securing items stored in the cavity; a second level of security securing the body from a structure from which it is hung, and an third level of security disguising the storage system as a hanging piece of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hangman Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Dee A Feris, Ray L Mays, Albert B Deaver, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10427813
    Abstract: A method of packaging products and a packaging arrangement. A first product unit is wrapped at least in a first protective cover. The first protective cover envelops the first product unit and creates a first wrapped first product unit. A second product is wrapped at least in a second protective cover, such that the second protective cover envelops the second product unit and creates a second wrapped second product unit. The first wrapped first product unit is arranged adjacent to the second wrapped second product unit to create a product unit arrangement. A band is formed circumferentially around the product unit arrangement to create a secured product unit arrangement. The band has at least one graphic. The secured product unit arrangement is wrapped in a protective wrapper. The protective wrapper is heated to shrink the wrapper around the secured product unit arrangement. The graphic remains intact and visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Gregory D. Moore, Tracey L. Meckley, Michael S. Dwyer
  • Patent number: 10427866
    Abstract: In the military, colleges, and university privacy can be at a minimum. Even around the home, there are children and visitors. In each of these environments, other individuals finding one's adult toy can lead to embarrassment. The present disclosure is a container designed to store an individual's adult toy in what appears to be a common household item such as a shampoo bottle, conditioner bottle or soap dispenser. These containers can then be transported to and from the bathroom there the adult toy can be used or cleaned in private and if the container is observed, questions will not be raised as to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Charles Russett, III
  • Patent number: 10420624
    Abstract: A method for organizing surgical instruments and supplies in an operating room in preparation for surgery using a system having two tray devices where a first tray articulates in relation to a second tray. Each tray includes at least one flat work surface disposed in a first reference plane and at least one recessed compartment comprising a bottom surface disposed parallel to the first reference plane and offset therefrom at a first negative offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: John Paul Cerda, Mark Lowenstein, Julio Armando Cerda Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10421176
    Abstract: An installation tool and related methods are provided. The tool can pull a strip of collated fasteners along a collated fastener path to a guide, where individual fasteners are sequentially separated from the strip and advanced into a workpiece. The tool can include a tension feeder located downstream of the guide. The tension feeder is configured to apply tension to the strip between the guide and a leading end of the strip. The tool can include a driveshaft configured to attach to a conventional drive tool chuck or a drive tool having hexagonal type drive components. The guide can be one piece and replaceable, with a guide body and a guide head. A strip slot can be defined in the same to align a fastener head with a backstop and facilitate entry of a fastener shank in a feed slot. Related methods of use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: National Nail Corp.
    Inventor: Roger A. Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 10413139
    Abstract: A disposable toilet plunger cover assembly designed to be used with a standard toilet plunger. The assembly including a connection receiver designed to be attached to a standard toilet plunger at a central area of the inner surface of the toilet plunger head and an elongated flexible plastic bag having a lower enclosed end and an upper open end. The bag having an interior volume sufficient to enclose the head of the standard toilet plunger and a portion of the handle. A ring-shaped sealing gasket attached to the outer surface of the bag at the lower enclosed end, the ring shaped gasket formed to concentrically mate with the ring-shaped lower edge of the toilet plunger, and a connector attached to the inner surface of the bag at an area centrally located within the sealing gasket. The connector is constructed to be removably attached to the connection receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Singer
  • Patent number: 10413031
    Abstract: A container, such as a bag, including an article storage assembly, at least one malleable handle having a first end permanently or removably attached to the article storage assembly and a second end permanently or removably attached to the article storage assembly. The handle is bendable into various substantially rigid configurations. Each handle can also include an unmalleable portion. The container can be configured to allow the handles to be in at least two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ROXILLA LLC
    Inventors: Danielle Evin Gerber, Rock G. Positano
  • Patent number: 10405622
    Abstract: A personal communication device (“PCD”) holder includes: (i) a male housing component including a capped end and a first tubular wall extending from the capped end to a male mating end, the male housing component data signal blocking; (ii) a female housing component including a capped end and a second tubular wall extending from the capped end to a female mating end, the female housing component data signal blocking; (iii) a first liner material conforming to an inner surface of the male housing component; (iv) a second liner material conforming to an inner surface of the female housing component; and (v) a data signal blocking gasket positioned to reside between an exposed outer surface of the data signal blocking material of the male mating end and the exposed inner surface of the data signal blocking material of the female mating end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael J. Nash
  • Patent number: 10405624
    Abstract: The carrier includes a base having a bottom surface that extends upward to a peripheral edge. A stiff but flexible bag body having a pair of opposed sides and a pair of opposed ends is fastened to the peripheral edge and projects upward to a rim. A removable handle assembly extends across the carrier and is fastened to the ends of the carrier between a stepped bracket and a D-ring plate. The body defines an interior of the carrier. A divisible receptacle defining a cavity extends between the ends of the carrier and includes a plurality of guides protruding into the cavity. A moveable partition insert defining a chamber and including a plurality of tracks compatible with the guides is received by the receptacle. The insert can be placed into more than one position within the receptacle, thereby creating customizable and separate compartments within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Veto Pro Pac, LLC
    Inventor: Roger Brouard
  • Patent number: 10407229
    Abstract: A package (10) containing a food product (12) is provided where the package is configured to facilitate opening by using the food product to initiate opening of the package. The package includes an outer wrapper (14) with a line of weakness (34) that is generally aligned with or above an upper profile of the food product such that when the wrapper is pulled against the food product one or more stress concentrations is created along the line of weakness. The stress concentrations facilitate initiation of tearing or rupturing along the line of weakness (34) such that a portion of the package can be completely or at least partially removed to expose at least a portion of the food product (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Isabel Hall, Justin Burns, Mark Kansburg, Robert Sosnowski
  • Patent number: 10405938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kit and an assembly for the storage and transportation of medical equipment including endoscopes, as well as a method for storing and transporting endoscopes. In particular, the present invention relates to a support tray (1) for endoscopes, a barrier sheet (264, 764, 864, 967 and 978) and a kit for the transportation of endoscopes comprising a support tray and barrier sheet. A kit for the transportation and storage of an endoscope comprises a rigid support tray and barrier means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10399717
    Abstract: A door packing assembly can include a pallet having a plurality of frames positioned thereon. The plurality of frames define an interior area, and a plurality of doors are positioned onto the pallet within the interior area defined by the plurality of frames. In further instances, a door container component can be positioned onto the pallet and the plurality of doors can be positioned within the door container component. In this way, the door container component can have a perimeter surrounded by at least some of the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard A. Chubb, Donald B. Cheke, Daniel H. Nichols, Charles E. Beck
  • Patent number: 10399761
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for creating highly articulated lenses and lens arrays from the combined effect of a clear-sided container of clear liquid whose sides are of uniform, conventional thickness, and may therefore be manufactured with conventional methods at conventional prices. The container's sides are shaped into the form of the surface of a lens or lens array, and in combination with the clear fluid within, whose index of refraction is close to that of the container wall, performs the function normally performed by a single lens of glass or plastic and focuses light on a plane within, or outside of said container. Such a container can be used both as an enhanced labeling display for clear fluid containers such as water, soda, liquors, liquid soap and many other liquid products, as well for as a display device only, enabling otherwise impractically thick and expensive lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Kainen
  • Patent number: 10399768
    Abstract: The packaging structure for containers for pharmaceutical use comprises a support surface (2) for the containers (3), a tray (4) configured to support the support surface (2) inside it, and demarcation elements (6) which extend on the support surface (2) and delimit with the support surface (2) a plurality of cells (5), in each of which a container may be positioned (3), each cell (5) having a bottom wall (9) for supporting the container (3) and side walls (10) for containing the lateral movement of the container (3), said bottom wall (9) of the cell (5) having along its entire perimeter solid portions (11) for the container (3) to rest on, alternating with empty portions (12) enabling the passage of a device (13) for handling the container (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NUOVA OMPI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gianpaolo Bertolin
  • Patent number: 10398525
    Abstract: A bag is provided for a medical monitor attachable to a litter. The bag includes a housing satchel, an upper cowl, a harness, and first and second flaps. The upper cowl closes an upper opening through which the satchel receives the monitor. The first flap connects to a front side of the satchel from a bottom edge and secures at a top edge by detachable buttons. The first flap includes a window for viewing the monitor. The second flap connects to the first flap to reversibly cover the window. The harness attaches the satchel to the litter. The satchel further includes a utility pocket connected to the satchel at a bottom edge and flexible for rolling underneath the satchel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Colin L. West, Kelcy L. Seabolt, Philip Frank Heffner
  • Patent number: 10392174
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to liquid, beverage, and/or dietary supplement dispensers. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are configured to provide a liquid or beverage dispenser that allows for convenient shipping and storage of a liquid, beverage, dietary supplement, dietary supplement mixture or beverage mixture while also providing for safe storage and shipping of one or more dispenser bottles, serving vessels, or similar liquid holding vessels to be used in conjunction with the liquid, beverage, or dietary supplement contained in the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Justin Shane Troxell
  • Patent number: 10369215
    Abstract: A method for delivering allergens to a pharmacist in a pre-diluted kit form, comprising providing a bulk container of base concentrate antigen containing at least one antigen at a predetermined concentrated level, creating a sequential and more diluted sequence of antigens, providing a plurality of end-use sealable containers that can receive a finite end amount of diluted antigens, dispensing from each of sequential bulk containers a finite end amount of diluted antigens into one of the plurality of end-use sealable containers, wherein the end-use seal containers filled from each of the sequential bulk containers comprises a group of end-use sealable containers associated with each of the sequential bulk containers, sealing each of the end-use containers after diluted antigens are disposed therein, and disposing a select number of the sealed end-use sealable containers from each of the groups of end-use sealable containers into a container comprising a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Roca Medical LTD.
    Inventors: James Strader, Jovan Hutton Pulitzer
  • Patent number: 10363175
    Abstract: A reclosable carton being capable and being adapted for accommodating a multiplicity of disposable absorbent articles is provided. The reclosable carton has a substantially parallelepiped-shape. A blank having a substantially folded flat-shape able to be converted in the reclosable carton is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jerry Ray Stephens