Patents Examined by Robert J Hicks
  • Patent number: 11511060
    Abstract: An isolation shroud adapted to enclose and protect a medical gas tank against contamination, which is further replaceable between patients to prevent cross-contamination, comprising a sleeve portion with an open end and interior space, and a hood portion with a hood lower opening, adapted to enclose the body and upper end of the medical gas tank respectively. The hood portion is attached to and is continuous with a sleeve order surrounding the open end of the sleeve portion, allowing the open end and sleeve border to be simultaneously lifted to enclose the body and open end respectively. The hood portion further has a hood front opening, allowing a hose to extend from the medical gas tank outwardly through either the hood lower opening or front opening. A fastener attached to the hood portion further allows the hood lower opening to be sealed against the sleeve portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Martiny St. Juste, Burton Brouard
  • Patent number: 11510512
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a beverage container is provided. The lid assembly has a lid base, a mouthpiece and a lid dome. The mouthpiece is connected to the lid base and has a first end having a generally flat surface that is provided at an angle to the top surface of the lid base, a second end adapted to receive a straw, and a drink aperture therethrough. The lid dome is pivotally connected to the lid base and pivots between an open position and a closed position. The lid dome has a protrusion that extends from an inner surface of the lid dome. The protrusion has a seal surface at an angle to the top wall to seal against the first end of the mouthpiece to close the drink aperture when the lid dome is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Steven N. Pinelli, Jingyan Wang, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Brian M. Clemens, Micaela K. McCabe, Richard E. Ellison, Kurtis M. Sward
  • Patent number: 11510513
    Abstract: An edible cap for selectively covering an open end of a cup includes an edible flat body, an edible wax layer and an edible film. The edible flat body is in the form of a cap. The edible flat body is a solid body including a top portion and a wall extending around the top portion in a circle of a certain diameter to provide a profile in compliance with the open end of the cup. The wall includes an opening for receiving the open end of the cup. The edible wax layer is attached to a face of the edible flat body. The edible film is attached to a face of the edible wax layer opposite to the flat body in a detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yi-Min Chuang, Chih-Ching Chang
  • Patent number: 11505384
    Abstract: An injection molded pourer for a pouch pack. The injection molded pourer includes an inner pouring channel having a pouring spout arranged at an upper end of the inner pouring channel and a boat-shaped weld-in portion which surrounds a lower end of the inner pouring channel, and an injection molding gate arranged on an outside. The pouring spout can be closed with a cap. The boat-shaped weld-in portion has boat-shaped ribs which are arranged parallel to one another and which have a gap there-between. A plastic melt can be pressed into the injection molding gate. The plastic melt includes a main plastic material, and a second plastic material which forms an oxygen barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Frank Roemer
  • Patent number: 11504896
    Abstract: An injection-molded preform is disclosed for production of a plastic container by a blow-molding method with an elongated, tube-like body, which is closed on its one longitudinal end and has a neck section that is provided with a pour opening on its other longitudinal end, which neck section includes an injection molded connection to an injection molded closure part, wherein the closure part includes: a flip-top closure and an annular section with an inner wall, which inner wall rests directly on an outer surface of the neck section and completely encloses an annular area of the outer surface of the neck section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Müller, Oliver Unterlechner
  • Patent number: 11505365
    Abstract: A resealable easy open lid that is composed of a lid and a pull ring riveted on the lid; the rear end of the pull ring is composed of an outer ring body and an inner tongue of the pull ring; the tongue is provided with an arched deformation area along the edge; the arched deformation area is an edge inclined to the inner side of the lid which is formed by die stamping on the tongue of the pull ring; the tongue is provided with a part arching to the outside of the lid; after the pull ring is rotated around the riveting point, the tongue of the pull ring covers the opening zone, and when the middle part of the tongue is pressed, the arched deformation area can be overturned and deformed to make it contact with the edge of the opening area to seal the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Bingsheng Wang, Yao Yao
  • Patent number: 11498719
    Abstract: A resealable beverage can lid has a lid having a top side having a score line forming a panel having a hinge, a first rivet formed in the lid and extending outwardly from the top side of the lid, a second rivet formed in the panel and extending outwardly from the top side of the lid, the first rivet being larger than the second rivet, and a tab portion connected to the first rivet and the second rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SBH, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven S. Schuver
  • Patent number: 11498725
    Abstract: A cap assembly includes a base cap, a chemical resistant sheet, and a closure assembly. The closure assembly is configured for carrying the chemical resistant sheet. The closure assembly is mounted in the base cap. The base cap and the closure assembly together define a central cap assembly aperture therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Elemental Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Field, Kevin Hahn, Daniel R. Wiederin
  • Patent number: 11498738
    Abstract: An overpack assembly and a method of making an overpack assembly, the overpack assembly includes a liner positioned within an overpack. In one embodiment, the method includes making a liner including providing a first sheet including a fitment positioned over a second sheet, the first sheet attached to the second sheet along an attachment seam at an entire perimeter edge. The first sheet is pulled apart from the second sheet at a center of the liner, forming a three-dimensional liner with triangular wings. A vertical seam is formed across each triangular wing, the vertical seam being perpendicular to the attachment seam, where a length of the vertical seam corresponds to the height of the liner when in use. The liner is positioned within the overpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventor: Alex B. Tolleson
  • Patent number: 11493173
    Abstract: A tank is used in the containment, transport, and/or storage of fluids, e.g., one or more liquids and/or gases. In one embodiment, the tank includes a plurality of segments collectively defining an interior chamber that retains the fluid(s), each of which includes opposing ends defining beveled mating surfaces. The tank also includes a plurality of endcaps positioned between, and in engagement with, adjacent segments, as well as a plurality of webs that include a series of first webs having a first configuration and a series of second webs having a second, different configuration. The first webs are positioned within the plurality of segments between the ends thereof, and the second webs are positioned within the endcaps. In an alternate embodiment, the tank is devoid of the endcaps, and instead, includes segments defining beveled mating surfaces that intersect at junctures to define four corner sections of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Altair Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Regu Ramoo, Thomas Lamb
  • Patent number: 11493171
    Abstract: A device for carrying fuel in aircraft and spacecraft includes a carrier element having a longitudinal axis, and a fuel tank with a side wall and a chamber at least partially delimited by the side wall. The tank is arranged in the carrier element. The chamber and the side wall extend in a direction along the longitudinal axis. The side wall has a pressure-receiving component that converts a pressure from the chamber on the side wall into a contraction force acting on the side wall along the longitudinal axis. The contraction force compensates for an expansion force, resulting from the pressure from the chamber and acting on the side wall along the longitudinal axis. This provides an improved device for carrying fuel in aircraft and spacecraft, wherein the aircraft and spacecraft has constant flight mechanical properties because of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Stamm, Clemens Brand, Winfried Lohmiller
  • Patent number: 11485564
    Abstract: An inflatable bag includes a gas cylinder filled with a compressed gas and having a bottle mouth for discharging the compressed gas, a hole-piercing device pressable to pierce into the bottle mouth for letting the compressed gas be discharged out of the gas cylinder, an inner bag surrounding the gas cylinder and the hole-piercing device and having air holes for the passing of the discharged gas, and an inflatable outer bag surrounding the inner bag and inflatable by the gas that is discharged out of the gas cylinder and flows through the air holes of the inner bag. By the above configuration, the inflatable bag is placed in a box around the object to be protected and quickly inflated to form a filling buffer without generating heat, ensuring that the protected object is not easily deteriorated and facilitating recycling and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Yun-Dan Huang
  • Patent number: 11486543
    Abstract: A module includes a first member that is a battery or a gas tank in which pressure fluctuation happens along one axis direction, a pair of second members, the second members being arranged on end portions of the first member in the one axis direction, respectively, and a binding member binding the first member and the second members while pressurizing them. The binding member is formed as fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) containing fiber and resin is revolved. The FRP includes a base fiber layer with a fiber direction along a revolution direction, and a reinforcing fiber layer with a fiber direction different from that of the base fiber layer. The reinforcing fiber layer has a non-overlapping portion between both end portions in a revolved state. The non-overlapping portion is positioned in a region facing the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichiro Nakashima, Yasumasa Oguma
  • Patent number: 11485167
    Abstract: A paint tray includes a paint tray having a paint receptacle and a roller area, with two paint troughs positioned adjacent the sides of the roller area. The troughs are slanted such that the troughs are in fluid communication with the paint receptacle. A tool receptacle is positioned in the at least one of the troughs for holding a paint tool away from, but adjacent to, the paint receptacle and the roller area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Joshua R. Robertson, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Sarah E. Mulroy
  • Patent number: 11485535
    Abstract: A blow molded article having a body portion that includes one or more walls surrounding an interior space. The one or more walls have an article inner surface, an article outer surface, and a wall thickness. At least a portion of the one or more walls includes one or more effect structures each having an effect surface normal having an orientation. Further there is a first region including a plurality of first effect structures having a first Average Normal Orientation, a second region including a plurality of second effect structures having a second Average Normal Orientation which is different from the first Average Normal Orientation, and a visual effect resulting from the difference between the first Average Normal Orientation of the effect structures in the first region and the second Average Normal Orientation of the effect structures in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicole Ashley Rizzo, Joseph Henry Nurre, Marc Andrew Mamak, Joseph Craig Lester
  • Patent number: 11478993
    Abstract: A fuel tank for a motor vehicle includes at least two parts that are joined together, each part being formed by an injection moulding process. The two parts form a receiving chamber for receiving fuel and form at least one other receiving chamber, the receiving chamber and the other receiving chamber being spatially separated by a portion of at least one part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Erhard, Moritz Holtdirk
  • Patent number: 11480296
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes a boss tail portion including a boss extension portion having a cylindrical shape and a boss flange portion integrally expanding outward in a radial direction along a circumferential direction above the boss extension portion, a liner portion having a container shape in which an accommodation space is formed to accommodate a fluid therein and a bottom is sealed and coupled, through integral insertion-injection molding, along a top surface of the boss flange portion, and a composite cover portion provided to surround an outer surface of the liner portion and to have a bottom end sealed and coupled while surrounding a bottom surface of the boss flange portion and an outer surface of the boss extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SUNGWOO HITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Hag Park, Dong Won Choi
  • Patent number: 11478839
    Abstract: A lid suitable for closing a metal can includes a metal ring onto which a peelable membrane is sealed. An inner annular part of the metal ring is equipped with a roll defining an annular space therebetween. The first connection portion of the roll and the second connection portion of the inner annular part opposite are sealed to one another by element of a heat-sealing material to form a seal sealing the annular space so at to protect the free edge of the roll. The invention also relates to a method for producing such a lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Alain Le Talludec, Bernard Deltour
  • Patent number: 11472090
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a preform (1). The method includes injecting into a cavity of a mold through the gate: (i) a first colored resin (R1) for a first predetermined time period, and (ii) a second colored resin (R2), having a color different from that of the first colored resin, for a second predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Junichi Chiba, Hiroshi Hosokoshiyama
  • Patent number: 11466921
    Abstract: An insulating device can include a body assembly and a lid assembly where an insulating layer and aerogel structure is connected to both the body assembly and the lid assembly. An aperture with a closure is formed between the body assembly and lid assembly to form a storage compartment. The insulating layer and aerogel structure on the lid assembly may extend beyond the closure when the closure is sealed. The insulating layer and aerogel structure on the lid assembly may have an insulating ring and aerogel ring structure that has an increased thickness around its perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: James William Sonntag, Scott Barbieri