Patents Examined by Raven Collins
  • Patent number: 11225355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible membrane lid for a container comprising a top paper layer which is perforated to form a perimeter of at least one peelable portion and a bottom film layer. In some embodiments, the bottom film layer is partially adhered to the top paper layer, wherein the layers are not adhered within the perimeter of the peelable portion. In other embodiments, the layers are adhered with a pressure sensitive adhesive within the perimeter of the peelable portion and with a permanent adhesive in the remainder of the area between the top paper layer and bottom film layer. In other embodiments, the invention relates to a flexible membrane lid for a container comprising a top paper layer comprising a pull tab and a bottom film layer which is removably adhered to the top paper layer, wherein bottom film layer comprises a separate pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 11220368
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for a container comprising a base, a bell, a sidewall between the base and the bell, a neck and a finish which define an opening to an interior of the container, and a shoulder between the sidewall and the bell. Strap ribs extend from a central portion of the base and terminate at the sidewall. The strap ribs cooperate with vertically aligned recessed columns of the sidewall to resist bending, leaning, crumbling, or stretching along the sidewall and the base. An inwardly offset portion of the sidewall is disposed between each pair of adjacent recessed columns. The inwardly offset portions of the sidewall are configured to resist outward bowing of the sidewall due to internal pressure of contents within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Niagara Bottling, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Clarke Hanan, Jochen Forsthovel, Alexander Schau
  • Patent number: 11208258
    Abstract: A cup lid includes a lid body and a label placement structure. A sip hole structure and a through hole are formed at different positions on a top surface of the lid body, and the sip hole structure includes a flip-top lid, a protruding buckle formed on the flip-top lid, and a buckle groove located on one side of the flip-top lid; and the label placement structure is disposed on the top surface of the lid body, where the label placement structure includes a plurality of clamping arms protruding from the top surface of the lid body, and when a label is inserted into the label placement structure, the clamping arms clamp two sides of the label. In addition, a cup lid attached with a tea bag is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Three Taste Tea Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsien-Chin Chen
  • Patent number: 11206955
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an upright standing soap hosting device with a holder/brackets for soap that rest on and allows the soap to stand and never touch the bottom of the soap dish/case. The hosting device is configured in different sizes to accommodate different shapes and molds of soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Tijuana Smith
  • Patent number: 11203470
    Abstract: A modular bottle closure comprises one or more exterior surfaces defining a hollow interior, a plurality of spaced engagement elements outwardly protruding from the exterior surfaces, a bottle cap interface element formed within the interior, and a coupling section coinciding with, or recessed from, a terminal edge of the closure. The coupling section frictionally engages engagement elements of another closure, whereby to couple together one or more closures. The plurality of engagement elements, which may protrude from the upper surface, are arranged by regions. A side of each engagement element of a region defines a locus of contact surfaces of substantially equal shape and length as the perimeter of the selected coupling section portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ben Ezra, Eyal Ovadya, Harel Shwarts
  • Patent number: 11198559
    Abstract: A method for mounting an inner support beam of a container, including: fixing a bottom support beam and a back support beam to a container body in a reusable and detachable manner; supporting the bottom support beam on a floor of the container body, and supporting the back support beam on a side wall corrugated plate. The back support beam is supported in a groove of the side wall corrugated plate, and the top end of the back support beam is connected to the side wall corrugated plate in the reusable and detachable manner. The end of the bottom support beam is jointed to the bottom end of the back support beam in the reusable and detachable manner and in a manner of restricting a movement of the bottom end of the back support beam in a direction away from the side wall corrugated plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Lizhou Zhang
  • Patent number: 11197733
    Abstract: A packaging system for an elongate tool to be coupled to a surgical device. A segmented packaging body comprises a first distal section, a second distal section, and a proximal section. The first and second distal sections provide a clamshell casing to the distal end of the tool, and the proximal section is pivotally coupled to the first distal section and configured to receive the proximal end of the tool. The packaging body may comprise a living hinge and perforations to facilitate mounting the tool on the surgical device without the user touching the tool, thereby minimizing risk of contamination and/or injury. The proximal section may be detached from the clamshell casing at the perforations after the tool is mounted on the surgical device. Secondary packaging may be provided to receive the packaging body. Methods for mounting the tool disposed within the packaging system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Moloney, Séamus Gilhooley, Douglas A. Staunton
  • Patent number: 11192679
    Abstract: A container for food and drink consisting of multiple compartments with an incorporated drinks holder made from a sheet comprising lateral walls with a lower support surface and an upper surface. The container consists of a main compartment with an outer face created by one of the container's side walls equipped with a rectangular opening in the middle thereof and an incorporated drinks holder on the upper surface of the container, which is an extension of one of the side walls of the container, equipped with a surrounding edge and with a cross-shaped die to form four triangles which, in turn, generate pressure upon inserting a cup. The container consists of different tabs which fit into the corresponding slots to provide stiffness, as well as different complements such as handles and die holes to incorporate different complements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Gilberto Bautista Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11179296
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a container holding member that is capable of simply, surely, and stably holding a plurality of medical containers, and that is usable efficiently for medical containers. The present invention is a container holding member capable of holding a plurality of bottomed tubular medical containers. The container holding member is provided with a flat plate-like substrate section having a plurality of through holes penetrating one surface and the other surface and a plurality of tubular housing sections each having an upper side opening end on a side of the one surface of the substrate section and a lower side opening end on a side of the other surface and each protruding upward or downward from a hole edge of each of the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Daikyo Seiko, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11180298
    Abstract: A disclosed technique includes an assembly comprising a cup with a first visual sealing indicator and a lid with a second visual sealing indicator wherein, in operation, the lid is screwed on the cup to a sealing indicator position where the first visual sealing indicator and the second visual sealing indicator are aligned. Another disclosed technique includes an assembly comprising a cup with a first audible sealing indicator and a lid with a second audible sealing indicator wherein, in operation, the lid is screwed on the cup to a position past where the first audible sealing indicator and the second audible sealing indicator have contacted each other producing an audible sound. Another disclosed technique includes a cup with a raised central bottom area and an insert with bracing wings wherein, in operation, the bracing wings stabilize and secure the insert in the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amedica Biotech, Inc.
    Inventor: Jianfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11180279
    Abstract: A collapsible, reusable shipping box has an initial flat configuration, a box configuration and a mailer configuration. In the mailer configuration, the mailer can be returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Boox PBC
    Inventors: Matthew Semmelhack, Paige Russell
  • Patent number: 11180292
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tamper-evident closure, comprising the steps of: forming a body having a base and a lid; and inserting a dispensing member and a tamper-evident member into the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Claude Benoit-Gonin, Jean-Yves Rognard
  • Patent number: 11167916
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transportable modular container system for fluid freight. The transportable modular container system comprises a container module including a reservoir configured to hold a fluid; an adjustable support for the container module, removably securable to a load area of a freight carrying transport and reciprocatingly adjustable between proximate and distal positions, the container module being located relatively closer to the load area in the proximate position than in the distal position, and wherein a zone for secondary freight is defined between the container module and the load area when the adjustable support is in the distal position and removably secured to the load area of the freight carrying transport; and a removable fluid flow control module for controlling fluid flow of the fluid between an external reservoir and the container module reservoir and releasably connectable to the container module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Clint Steel Proctor
  • Patent number: 11161659
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a closure having a sealing element for a fluid-filled container. The closure has at least one securing mechanism which is designed to be irreversibly changed in a visible manner during the first opening of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Nils Thomsen
  • Patent number: 11160178
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device includes a main housing. The main housing receives an electronic device including a switch. The main housing includes a slot formed therein proximate the switch of the electronic device. A toggle is rotatively positioned within the slot. The toggle includes a pair of raised contact portions and the switch is positioned between the raised contact portions and actuated by rotation of the toggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Wright, June Lai
  • Patent number: 11155386
    Abstract: A container includes a container body; and a cap that locks onto the container body, the container body and the cap being locked by putting the cap on the container body. The cap includes a cap body, a cover cap being held on the cap body so as to be displaceable and rotatable, and an urging portion that upwardly urges the cover cap. When a rotational force is applied to the cover cap being downwardly pressed, the cap body is displaced in conjunction with the cover cap, so that locking between the cap body and the container body is released, and in a state where the cover cap is not downwardly pressed, the cap body is not displaced in conjunction with the cover cap even when a rotational force is applied to the cover cap, so that locking between the cap body and the container body is not released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Shigehiko Kokubo
  • Patent number: 11148253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating a surface of a utensil as well as to a utensil having been treated by the method. A substrate is provided to form a component of the utensil. The substrate has a surface area to be treated. Through a shot peening process particles impact the substrate substantially evenly across the surface area, so as to dimple the substrate with depressions across the surface area, in order to reduce adhesion of matter on the treated surface area of the utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Zhihui Feng, Junbin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11148877
    Abstract: A container includes a receptacle including an upright receptacle side and a receptacle bottom that cooperate to at least partly define a container chamber. The bottom presents a peripheral margin, with the side being attached to the bottom along the peripheral margin and extending upwardly relative to the bottom along an upright container axis. The receptacle further includes a drain configured to permit material flow out of the chamber, with the drain intersecting the bottom to define a drain opening that fluidly communicates with the chamber. The drain opening is spaced inboard from the peripheral margin and is laterally offset from the container axis in an offset direction. The bottom includes first and second floor sections extending inboard from the peripheral margin and joined relative to each other along a first gutter area adjacent the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Austin Holden, Deborah Nichole Holden, Rodney Arthur Mease, Peter Joseph Brunn, Gregory Paul Stout, Dwayne Holden
  • Patent number: 11111049
    Abstract: An extrusion blow-molded plastic container, for example, a plastic bottle, is described which has a container body having a longitudinal axis, a longitudinal end sealed by a container bottom, another longitudinal end adjoining a container neck provided with a pour opening, and a container shoulder. The container body has at least one deformable section which is made flat and which extends over a large part of an axial length of the container body and in the peripheral direction. The deformable section which has been made flat has two longitudinal sides which run essentially in the axial direction and which border regions of the container body which have a greater stiffness than the deformable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Oliver Kies
  • Patent number: 11104509
    Abstract: A cargo container is provided. The cargo container includes a frame part, a panel part, a plurality of lead screws and a plurality of guide brackets, so that the cargo container may be operated in a fixing mode or a folding mode according to loading or unloading of cargo. Thus, the volume in the folding mode may be reduced, and transport with stacked may be facilitated, so that a highly efficient cargo container may be provided that is easy to store and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Bong Kim, Eun Young Lim, Young Woon Choi