Patents Examined by Shawn M. Braden
  • Patent number: 11963928
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glass pharmaceutical vials having sidewalls of reduced thickness. In embodiments, the glass pharmaceutical vial may include a glass body comprising a sidewall enclosing an interior volume. An outer diameter D of the glass body is equal to a diameter d1 of a glass vial of size X as defined by ISO 8362-1, wherein X is one of 2R, 3R, 4R, 6R, 8R, 10R, 15R, 20R, 25R, 30R, 50R, and 100R as defined by ISO 8362-1. However, the sidewall of the glass pharmaceutical vial comprises an average wall thickness Ti that is less than or equal to 0.85*s1, wherein s1 is a wall thickness of the glass vial of size X as defined by ISO 8362-1 and X is one of 2R, 3R, 4R, 6R, 8R, 10R, 15R, 20R, 25R, 30R, 50R, and 100R as defined by ISO 8362-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James Ernest Webb, Sinue Gomez-Mower, Weirong Jiang, Joseph Michael Matusick, Christie Leigh McCarthy, Connor Thomas O'Malley, John Stephen Peanasky, Shivani Rao Polasani, Steven Edward DeMartino, Michael Clement Ruotolo, Jr., Bryan James Musk, Jared Seaman Aaldenberg, Eric Lewis Allington, Douglas Miles Noni, Jr., Amber Leigh Tremper, Kristen Dae Waight, Kevin Patrick McNelis, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Christy Lynn Chapman, Robert Anthony Schaut, Adam Robert Sarafian
  • Patent number: 11963929
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glass pharmaceutical vials having sidewalls of reduced thickness. In embodiments, the glass pharmaceutical vial may include a glass body comprising a sidewall enclosing an interior volume. An outer diameter D of the glass body is equal to a diameter d1 of a glass vial of size X as defined by ISO 8362-1, wherein X is one of 2R, 3R, 4R, 6R, 8R, 10R, 15R, 20R, 25R, 30R, 50R, and 100R as defined by ISO 8362-1. However, the sidewall of the glass pharmaceutical vial comprises an average wall thickness Ti that is less than or equal to 0.85*s1, wherein s1 is a wall thickness of the glass vial of size X as defined by ISO 8362-1 and X is one of 2R, 3R, 4R, 6R, 8R, 10R, 15R, 20R, 25R, 30R, 50R, and 100R as defined by ISO 8362-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Connor Thomas O'Malley, Sinue Gomez-Mower, Weirong Jiang, Joseph Michael Matusick, Christie Leigh McCarthy, Christy Lynn Chapman, John Stephen Peanasky, Shivani Rao Polasani, James Ernest Webb, Michael Clement Ruotolo, Jr., Bryan James Musk, Jared Seaman Aaldenberg, Eric Lewis Allington, Douglas Miles Noni, Jr., Amber Leigh Tremper, Kristen Dae Waight, Kevin Patrick McNelis, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Steven Edward DeMartino, Robert Anthony Schaut, Adam Robert Sarafian
  • Patent number: 11958665
    Abstract: Provided is a system a push and turn child safety container with finger indents. The child safety container has an outer body having a first circular element bounded by a first circumferential wall extending normally away from the first circular element for a first distance, the distal end of the first outer wall having a retainer with an inner body having a second circular element bounded by a second circumferential wall extending normally away from the second circular element a second distance less than the first distance with an inner surface of the second circumferential wall having a first screw thread, the inner body nested with in the outer body and retained by the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Michael S. S. Lempert
  • Patent number: 11952178
    Abstract: A bottle closure and opener device for use on a wine bottle including a sleeve having a top side, a bottom side, an outer surface, and an inner surface, the top side having a first opening, the bottom side having a second opening, and the inner surface including inner threads, wherein the internal threads are configured to mate with external threads on a top portion of the wine bottle. A cork having an upper portion positioned within the first opening of the sleeve and extending above the bottle top and a lower portion of the cork positioned within the wine bottle's neck opening to seal a liquid within the wine bottle and to seal oxygen from entering the bottle. During operation, the cork and sleeve combination are configured to be removed from the wine bottle's opening via unscrewing the sleeve from the top portion of the wine bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Gardner Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: William A. Gardner
  • Patent number: 11953154
    Abstract: A vessel includes a body having an interior surface that defines an interior space. The vessel further includes a flexible membrane located within the interior space of the vessel. The interior space includes a first chamber at least partially defined by the flexible membrane, and a second chamber at least partially defined by the flexible membrane and a portion of the interior surface of the body. The vessel includes a pressure relief device configured to vent contents of the second chamber to an exterior of the body when the second chamber reaches a first predefined pressure. The flexible membrane is configured to tear or puncture when the first chamber reaches a second predefined pressure that is less than or equal to the first predefined pressure to prevent dangerously high pressures within the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amtrol Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: João Pedro Oliveira Pinhão Silva Mendes, Pedro Alexandre Queiro Silva Vieira, Jennifer Marie O'Brian
  • Patent number: 11951646
    Abstract: A wooden stave and barrel for the maturing or storage of alcoholic or spirit drinks, in which the internal side of the stave is machined to have at least two first channels and at least two second channels crossing with the first channels, determining a pattern of geometric elements. The elements remain submerged in the liquid contained in the barrel, providing a greater contact surface, thereby producing a greater transfer of the substances of the wood itself to the liquid. In addition, the pattern formed by the crossing channels permits a continuous and obstruction-free path for the liquid when it is extracted through one of the staves with an opening for the entry and exit of the liquid inside the barrel, thereby preventing unnecessary losses and unwanted internal residue for future reuse of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: VALCHEDOR CASK, S.L.
    Inventor: Iván Gutiérrez Araújo
  • Patent number: 11945641
    Abstract: A container for containing a cold fluid. The container includes a sidewall construct that includes an inner sidewall extending at least partially around an interior of the container, an outer sleeve attached to the inner sidewall, and a cavity defined between the inner sidewall and the outer sleeve. The container also includes a closed bottom defining a bottom of the interior of the container, and insulating features that include the cavity and a plurality of annular bands, each annular band of the plurality of annular bands includes a spacer that extends in the cavity from the inner sidewall to the outer sleeve. Adjacent bands define a respective pocket of a plurality of pockets in the cavity such that the insulating features maintain a desired temperature of the cold fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Kosaraju Mohan, Kyle Baird, Jozef Milewski, James Vogt, Ryan Kaestner, Mark Baldwin, John Best, Robert Koupeny
  • Patent number: 11939124
    Abstract: The invention concerns a plastic closure for fitting on to the neck of a liquid container in positively locking and sealed relationship comprising a head plate (1) provided for covering a container opening and an outer seal (7) which is circumferential along the edge of the head plate (1) and is provided for engagement with the outside of a container neck (20) defining the container opening, and an inner seal (5) which is circumferential within the outer seal (7) and parallel thereto and which is provided for engagement with the inside of the container neck, wherein the outer and the inner seals (7, 5) respectively extend approximately perpendicularly or slightly inclined from an inside (11) of the head plate (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BERICAP GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gunter Krautkramer
  • Patent number: 11933457
    Abstract: A dewar for storing a cryogenic fluid includes an inner vessel, an outer vessel, and a one-piece neck tube. The outer vessel includes an outer upper jacket and an outer lower jacket configured to be joined and define an interior chamber. The inner vessel is positioned within the interior chamber so that an insulation space is defined. The insulation space is at least partially evacuated of air. The one-piece neck tube extends between the inner vessel and the central region of the outer upper jacket. The one-piece neck tube includes a first portion configured to couple with the outer upper jacket, and a second portion configured to couple with the inner vessel such that the second portion extends into the inner vessel. The second portion is integrally formed with the first portion as one-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: MVE Biological Solutions US, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffry S. Dresow
  • Patent number: 11932457
    Abstract: A container system may include a vessel with a cavity for storing foodstuff and/or small items, and a cover for sealing the contents of the vessel. The cover may be reconfigurable from a first configuration to be transversely slid along a channel formed on an upper edge of the vessel and a second configuration to seal the vessel when positioned over the cavity. The cover may include a lid and an actuator to reconfigure the cover. The actuator may include an actuator plate and a plurality of struts arranged between the actuator plate and the lid. When the lid is positioned over the cavity, the actuator plate may be urged in a vertically upward direction relative to the vessel by the struts, to seal the lid against the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: William Kasdon
  • Patent number: 11926449
    Abstract: A container (1) extending along a longitudinal axis (X) and including a tubular body (10) having a longitudinal weld (11) substantially parallel to the axis (X), a bottom (20) and a head (30), the tubular body (10) including at least 50% by weight of paper, the bottom (20) including an annular distal end (21) and an oblique portion (22), the oblique portion (22) extending along an axis (Y) forming an angle ? with the longitudinal axis (X), the tubular body (10) being attached to the bottom (20) at the level of the oblique portion (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Sudheer Suvarna
  • Patent number: 11920317
    Abstract: A lid for a utilities vault having a moldable core and a reinforcement matrix positioned within the core, the reinforcement matrix including longitudinally and laterally extending intersecting members and a plurality of lid feature housings positioned on and attached to the intersecting members, the lid feature housings extending through the core and protruding to the upper and lower surfaces of the lid, and the plurality of longitudinally and laterally extending intersecting members have a height sufficient to provide reinforcement without a perimeter member for the reinforcement matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Burke, Thomas Edward Burke
  • Patent number: 11918983
    Abstract: Provided is a highly practical pressure vessel in which there is minimal inside diameter deformation even if openings in a center inlet/outlet part are large, and there is little pressure-induced elongation from a center to both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: ARISAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Yuichi Kawai, Mikio Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11919681
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a cover assembly and a packaging box, wherein the cover assembly comprises: a shield provided with an opening; a sliding cover slidably arranged on the shield; a lid located between the shield and the sliding cover and rotatably connected to the shield, so that the opening can be opened or closed under the drive of the sliding cover. The cover assembly provided by the disclosure can directly drive the lid to move by means of the sliding cover during the sliding process, so that the lid can open or close the opening, with the whole structure being small and delicate, easy to operate for the user, and at the same time reducing the cost of the cover assembly to ensure the storage of stuff inside the box body of the packaging box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Changdan Li, Xinqin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11911339
    Abstract: A cap assembly universally structured for protectively enclosing differently dimensioned and configured additive ports of an IV container and including a housing, which may include a variably dimensioned interior, structured to receive the additive port therein, in an operative position. A cover is disposed in covering relation to the housing interior and a retaining structure is disposed within the housing in retaining engagement with the additive port. A closure structure is disposed on the housing in an attached orientation, structured to be resistant to detachment, concurrent to the operative position of the additive port within the housing. The operative position further includes the retaining structure disposed in retaining engagement with the additive port on the interior of the housing, concurrent to the attached orientation of said closure structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Peter Lehel, Jonathan Vitello
  • Patent number: 11912477
    Abstract: A container having a base and a lid is provided. The lid may be rotatable about a hinge from a closed configuration to an open configuration and may be secured, via one or more latching assemblies. The latch assembly may comprise a latch body, a locking member, a biasing member, and an activating member. The lid may have a handle that has a stowed and a carry position, where the handle may be maintained in the stowed position until acted upon by a first force greater than a threshold force to move the handle from the stowed position to the carry position. Similarly, when in the carry position, the handle may be maintained in the carry position until acted upon by a second force greater than the threshold force to move the handle from the carry position to the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Miller, Nicholas James Lombardi, Steven M. Scott, Elizabeth Ruchte, Andrew J. Winterhalter, Liza Morris
  • Patent number: 11912480
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a cap for a container that incorporates a receptacle for an additive. The cap can enable separate transport of additives for the contents of the container in a sterile and convenient manner that enables mixing according to a user's preferences before the opening of the container and dispensing. According to some aspects, the configurable package can include pre-perforated portions to facilitate or allow a user to controllably mix and/or dispense additives onto the contents of the container. In some embodiments, an adaptor can be used to incorporate the described cap with existing bag or rigid disposable containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Katie Grobman
  • Patent number: 11912476
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure having inner and outer caps cooperating as a nested shell is contemplated. Downward force applied to the closure engages a series of cooperating lugs and detents to engage the child resistant feature, while thinned walls and cooperating, ramped skirts on the shells' interfacing surfaces to improve the hoop strength along a predefined circumference to avoid stripping/disengagement of the threads on the closure and container neck. An optional tamper evident ring may also be provided, as well as a combustion resistant vent formed in the top panel of the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: RIEKE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Angelozzi, Gary M. Baughman, Dale W. Taylor, Thomas P. Kasting
  • Patent number: 11905094
    Abstract: An explosion-proof structure is formed by a fastener, two internal space-forming members joined together to form an internal space by the fastener being inserted into an insertion hole and fastened to a fastening hole, and a plug attached to the insertion hole so as to cover the head of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Norihiko Tadata
  • Patent number: 11905082
    Abstract: A package includes a container with a crown closure bead and an external thread segment having a diameter greater than that of the crown closure bead, a crown closure coupled to the crown closure bead, and a multi-piece closure assembly coupled to the crown closure and the container. The closure assembly includes an inner shell, a seal liner carried by the inner shell and positioned against the crown closure, and an outer shell. The inner shell has an inner skirt having at least one internal thread segment to cooperate with the external thread segment of the container. The outer shell has an outer skirt with an internal retention bead for cooperating with an external retention bead of the inner shell to retain the shells together in an axial direction, and outer child-resistant engagement features to cooperate with inner child-resistant engagement features of the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Brozell