Patents Examined by Robert J Hicks
  • Patent number: 10934064
    Abstract: A consumer product that includes a container and at least one water-soluble unit dose article, the container including a lid able to move from an open to closed position via at least one hinge, where the container includes at least one locking device with a lid component and a wall component, where the wall component includes a support member and a hook member. The water-soluble unit dose articles may include a water-soluble film and a detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vincent Hubert Monique De Wilde, Marion Michele Marie-Pierre Dubreuil Rambaud, Clara Sophie Lea Ng Pak Leung, Simone Pallotto, Thierry Christian Francis Dagnelie, Massimiliano Carlomagno
  • Patent number: 10932548
    Abstract: A water storage tank is provided with a water storage bag for storing finished water and a space for accommodating squeezed water outside of the water storage bag. The water storage tank enables a rapid introduction of squeezed water by having a flow guiding groove connected in communication with the space for accommodating squeezed water. A hollow tube extending into the water storage bag is arranged to prevent distortion of the water storage bag, so as to completely squeeze the finished water out of the bag. A cylindrical middle part and two ellipsoidal or hemispherical ends of the water storage tank can improve the stress bearing performance of the water storage tank. A household water purifier using the water storage tank is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Biyong Qiu
  • Patent number: 10935136
    Abstract: A sealing structure for a vacuum pressure chamber is provided. In one embodiment, an annular ring sealing structure seats between opposing gaskets. The annular ring sealing structure is then disposed between the lid and vessel of the vacuum pressure chamber wherein the lid is operationally coupled to the vessel of the vacuum pressure chamber. Various components interconnect with the annular ring sealing structure thereby preventing the high cyclic failure of the vacuum chamber vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Jeff Petzke
  • Patent number: 10933564
    Abstract: A fastening belt for a recyclable, plastic, beverage bottle including: a length of flexible material affixed around a circumference of the bottle and positioned on a lower part of a body of the bottle; in a first partially compacted the material is disposed in a crease of a fold between the first and the second segments of the bottle; and in a second, compacted state, the material is configured to be passed over the neck of the bottle, thereby securing the first and second segments of the bottle in the compacted state folded over the third segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Maurice Moshé Amsellem, Yaakov Amsalem
  • Patent number: 10926926
    Abstract: A packing sheet for discharging gas according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention has a structure in which a first layer and a second layer, which are configured such that gas flows between one surface and the other surface, are stacked, and includes: a lamination portion which is formed by partially laminating the first layer and the second layer; and a gap portion which is a region other than a region of the lamination portion and has a space formed between the first layer and the second layer so that the gas flows in the space. According to the packing sheet for discharging gas, a space, in which gas may flow, is formed by partially laminating the first layer having fine bores and the second layer made of a gas-permeable waterproof material, and as a result, it is possible to prevent a liquid leakage while smoothly discharging the gas created in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hye Kyoung Ko, Yoon Sub Soh
  • Patent number: 10919676
    Abstract: A lid, for attachment to a container holding a liquid for use with a liquid spraying device, a vent duct defining a vent conduit extending through a lid body from a duct inlet end to a duct outlet end. A valve is disposed in the vent duct and is configured to permit air flow in a first direction, from the duct inlet end to the duct outlet end, while preventing liquid flow in a second direction opposite the first direction. A cap extends over the duct inlet end, the cap including a cap interior surface defining an interior air chamber, communicating with the vent conduit, and at least a first passage, communicating between the interior air chamber and a first cap inlet. A tube is coupled to the duct outlet end and has a tube outlet end fluidly communicating with an interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EMM HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Tom Smitshoek
  • Patent number: 10919674
    Abstract: A lid assembly outfits a liquid container and may function to position a liquid-permeable container relative to the liquid container. The lid assembly may include a lid body having a rim-receiving groove, an object-supportive depression, and a primary liquid-letting aperture. The primary liquid-letting aperture primarily enables liquid egression from the liquid container. The object-supportive depression supports objects and defines a tertiary liquid-letting aperture for outletting liquid into the liquid container. A lid body insert may be received and supported by the lid body in superior adjacency to the object-supportive depression and has a secondary liquid-letting aperture and an insert axis. The lid body insert is rotatable about the insert axis intermediate open and closed lid positions such that the secondary liquid-letting aperture is rotatably positionable either in superior or lateral adjacency to the primary liquid-letting aperture for selectively opening and closing the lid assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok
  • Patent number: 10919675
    Abstract: A pharmacy container comprising a bottle and a closure. The bottle includes a body, a neck, stops on the neck defining a lug retention area. The body defines a storage chamber therein. The neck extends away from the body and defines an opening to the chamber of the body. The neck includes threads extending around an outside surface of the neck. The stops extend from a bottom of a first thread toward the body, the stops defining the lug retention area. The closure is secured over the opening and around the neck. The closure includes a lug configured to interface with the thread and engage with the lug retention area to retain the closure in place over the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennett P. Daley, Ryan Neil Peter Hall, Michael David Miller, Daniel Nelsen, Peter Rezac, Timothy Andrew Vanderpoel
  • Patent number: 10912406
    Abstract: A vessel insert used to substantially prevent liquid boil over. The vessel insert can includes an upper wall extending downward to a transition wall. The transition wall extends towards a center of the vessel insert and extends outwardly at a skirt of the vessel insert. When the vessel insert is positioned in a cooking vessel, the transition wall engages an upper rim of the cooking vessel. A basket is positioned inside the vessel insert, extending downward along the transition wall. The basket includes a center hole and plurality of small holes. The basket has a bottom surface, which curves upwards to form a lower surface and the center hole. The plurality of small holes is positioned in the bottom surface the basket. The structure of the vessel insert is such that resulting boil over, foam, and liquids are directed back into the cooking vessel though the small holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolos Brandon Burridge, Ramesh Nimmagadda, Eliott Guy Copier
  • Patent number: 10913592
    Abstract: A beverage container insulator is presented herein. The beverage container insulator can include a body. The body can define a cylinder and have an opening at a first end and a web closing a second end opposite the first end. An interior surface can be defined by the body and can be configured to receive a beverage container. An exterior surface can be defined by the body opposite to the interior surface. First and second apertures can be formed in the web arranged to mirror one another on opposite sides of an axis passing through a middle of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Peter W. Luchak
  • Patent number: 10906696
    Abstract: An edible supplement and liquid container assembly is provided including a container having a container interior. A potable fluid is provided in the container interior. At least one openable supplement compartment is provided on the container. At least one edible supplement is provided in the at least one supplement compartment. A consumer can selectively access the supplement by opening the supplement compartment, removing the supplement from the supplement compartment and ingesting the supplement by drinking the potable fluid. After consuming the supplement, the consumer may drink the remaining portion of the potable fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Mohamed El-Alj
  • Patent number: 10906732
    Abstract: A modular storage tank has a secondary containment receptacle defined by a plurality of rigid floor panels which are joined to one another to form a continuous floor and a plurality of rigid, upright wall panels joined to one another to form a continuous perimeter wall extending upwardly from the continuous floor, and a primary containment receptacle defined by a flexible line membrane within the secondary containment receptacle. The wall panels are joined to one another using a gasket and threaded fasteners such that the wall panels are readily separable from one another for reuse at different site after disassembly. The floor panels are joined to one another and to the perimeter wall by welded seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Westcap AG Corp.
    Inventor: Lonny James Thiessen
  • Patent number: 10899514
    Abstract: A food jar is described that may be used to store and transport food items. The food jar includes a container. The container defines an interior to store a food product. A stopper is sized to close an opening of the container. A base removably engages to a lower portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: THERMOS L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Patent number: 10894631
    Abstract: A foldable crate includes a bottom panel, left and right side panels, and front and rear panels. The various panels are movable between an unfolded position and a folded position. Latching mechanisms are used to selectively secure the panels where in the unfolded position. The latching mechanisms have handles that allow them to be manually actuated by a user between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The latching mechanisms are also used to selectively disengage the panels to allow them to move to the folded position. The latching mechanism may be installed in recesses or side openings of the left and right side panels and slidably secured by clips above and below the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CREATIVE PLASTIC CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: Nickolas Reinhart, Jacob H. Whitta
  • Patent number: 10889409
    Abstract: A package including a container body (1) containing a fluid content (3) with leaving a head space (7), wherein the container body (1) has an inner surface (1a) on which ruggedness is formed entirely, the inner surface (1a) with the ruggedness of the container body (1) is coated with a lubricating liquid (30) immiscible with the fluid content (3), and the lubricating liquid (30) is present as a coating layer interposed between the inner surface (1a) and the fluid content (3), and the lubricating liquid (30) for forming the coating layer forms a liquid pool (31) at a periphery of an upper end face of the fluid content (3) contained in the container body (1) in a state of being held upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Akutsu, Kota Okamoto, Shinya Seito, Keisuke Nyuu, Tomoyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10889437
    Abstract: A trash barrel receptacle includes a detached lid having a predetermined depth, which is held down with an elastic lid retainer. The garbage can and lids use no physical locks or canvas straps, but include the elastic lid retainer, which avoids the need for a pivotable handle located near the top of the garbage can, to lock the lid over the garbage can. The lid has a raised central rib with a concave groove or channel to retain the bungee cord within, to prevent the lid from sliding off laterally off of the refuse barrel. At the inside ends of the central rib are convex bosses molded to fit in grooves at the top of upper skirt of the refuse collection barrel. These bosses align the bungee cord with the retaining proximal and distal securement fasteners and put the cover lid in positional registration with the refuse collection barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Print Cottage LLC
    Inventor: James Altadonna, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10889430
    Abstract: An environmental containment device includes a baseplate extending a longitudinal length and two ends disposed at opposing ends of the longitudinal length. The baseplate has two longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal length and two lateral edges extending along a lateral width of the baseplate. A flexible sidewall can extend along at least a portion each of the lateral edges and vertically extend away from the baseplate a second predetermined distance. The baseplate flexible sidewall collectively define a containment space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Hull, Daniel Goynes
  • Patent number: 10881587
    Abstract: A partitioning component for a feeding bottle device. The feeding bottle device comprising a teat component defining a teat volume therein and a container component defining a container volume therein. The teat component being attachable to the container component by means of an attachment component. The partitioning component comprises a first passage allowing a passage of fluid from the container volume to the teat volume and a second passage allowing a passage of fluid from the teat volume to the container volume, wherein the second passage is provided in the form of a one-way passage. The invention further relates to a corresponding feeding bottle device and a feeding method. The solutions according to the invention reduce the risk of colic-like symptoms for the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Narasimha Shastri, Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Jacob Cornelis Paul Den Dulk, Arnold Aalders, Bryan Keith Windus-Smith, Carolien Willemijn Geijzendorffer
  • Patent number: 10883173
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes disposing a gas-storage cylinder storing monochlorosilane within a gas supply unit. The monochlorosilane is supplied from the gas-storage cylinder into a process chamber to form a silicon containing layer therein. The gas-storage cylinder includes manganese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeonock Han, Wonwoong Chung, Keum Seok Park, Pankwi Park, Jeongho Yoo, Younjoung Cho, Byung Koo Kong, Mijeong Kim, Jin Wook Lee, Changeun Jang
  • Patent number: 10882667
    Abstract: A lid assembly includes a lid body and a lid body insert. The lid body includes an insert-receiving depression and a channel-guiding protuberance. The channel-guiding protuberance is formed at an upper depression surface of the insert-receiving depression. The insert-receiving depression is outfitted with a primary liquid outlet for enabling liquid egression therethrough. The lid body insert is receivable in the insert-receiving depression and includes a protuberance-receiving channel and a secondary liquid outlet. The protuberance-receiving channel receives the channel-guiding protuberance when the lid body insert is received in the insert-receiving depression. The lid body insert is rotatable intermediate first and second closed lid positions. The secondary liquid outlet is positionable in superior adjacency to the primary liquid outlet when in an open lid position for enabling liquid egression via both the primary and secondary liquid outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok