Patents Examined by Stephen J. Castellano
  • Patent number: 10843845
    Abstract: A drawn aluminum can shell has a peripheral crown which is double-seamed with an end portion of an aluminum can body to provide a can end having a generally flat center panel connected by an inclined curved or straight panel wall to an inclined inner wall of an annular U-shaped countersink. The countersink has an outer wall which connects with an inclined lower wall portion of a chuck wall at a junction below the center panel, and the chuck wall has a curved or inclined upper wall portion which connects with an inner wall of the crown. The chuck wall also has an intermediate wall portion forming a break, and the inner bottom width of the countersink is less than the radial width of the panel wall. The inclined upper wall portion of the chuck wall extends at an angle greater than the angle of the inclined lower wall portion of the chuck wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: R. Peter Stodd, Jess N. Bathurst
  • Patent number: 10829269
    Abstract: A stackable system container includes a base part and a cover part fastened to the base part, and has at least two coupling elements which protrude upward beyond a top side of the system container and which each have at least one recess for the engagement of a coupling device of an identical system container arranged thereabove and which are arranged at opposite ends of the top side of the system container. To permit both dimensionally stable and connected stacking of structurally identical system containers and also modular stacking of different system containers, the coupling elements are fastened pivotably to the top side of the system container such that, in a pivoted-in position, they do not protrude beyond the top side of the system container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BS Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Gonitianer, Jan Kögel
  • Patent number: 10829284
    Abstract: A clamshell package includes a base section having a triangular shape and first and second storage sections pivotally attached to the base section by first and second hinges, respectively. The storage sections have storage section flanges extending outward and terminating at storage section flange outer edges defining an outer perimeter of the clamshell package. When the storage sections are closed, the storage section flanges face and engage out to the storage section flange outer edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: David William Larsen
  • Patent number: 10820756
    Abstract: A container and lid storage device is provided. The container and lid storage device includes a telescopic spine connected to a planar base, wherein the telescopic spine provides a plurality of support arms movable between a collapsed condition and an extended condition. A support hand is provided along a distal end of each support arm, each support hand dimensioned and adapted for supporting a plurality of containers, wherein each support hand is adapted to support a predetermined size different than that of an adjacent support hand. As a result, in the collapsed condition the support hand nests in downwardly adjacent containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Allan Krueger
  • Patent number: 10822136
    Abstract: A dual dispenser has two front faces that are made from a hard plastic material thereby retaining its shape and resisting deformation thereof; here, each container is associated with a single front face as the body of the container is heat treated or adhesively attached to an appropriate edge of a corresponding front face. A dual dispenser as taught herein has a first container and a second container that each have a male member and female orifice associated with an appropriate front face of the first and second containers for a total of two male members and two female orifices. The male member of one front face is inserted within the female orifice of the second front face and vice versa so that the two containers engage one another across the front faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Alyse N. Merritt
  • Patent number: 10815026
    Abstract: A double-layer keg comprises an outer barrel and an inner barrel made of plastic disposed in the outer barrel. A bottom of the outer barrel is fixed with a base, and a lower portion of the outer barrel has a brace for supporting a bottom periphery of the inner barrel. A spear structure is installed at a barrel opening of the inner barrel, and an upper portion of the inner barrel has a shoulder and a neck disposed around the barrel opening. An inner surface of an upper portion of the outer barrel is pressed against an outer surface of the shoulder and/or the neck of the inner barrel. An expansion space, provided for the bottom of the inner barrel to expand downward, is disposed between a portion of the bottom of the inner barrel located at an inner side of the brace and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Talos Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Changfu Qiu
  • Patent number: 10808987
    Abstract: A refrigerator cabinet is provided. The refrigerator cabinet includes an inner liner and an external wrapper. The inner liner is positioned within the external wrapper such that a gap is defined between the external wrapper and inner liner. A first insulator is positioned within the gap, and a second insulator is positioned within the gap. A pressure within the gap is below about 1000 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Abhay Naik
  • Patent number: 10808890
    Abstract: Liquefied gas tank that is easy to machine and quick to operate and bag for sealing cable ducts incorporating said tank. The tank is provided with breaking means for inflating sealed compartments composed of a main pipe (1) closed on one side, an outlet pipe (4) inserted on the other side of the main tube through a first end (6) and closed on the distal end thereof, wherein the outlet pipe is provided with a narrowing (5) that defines a breaking point and an internal orifice (8) that extends from the first end of the outlet pipe to the narrowing (5) towards the distal end, and wherein the size of the narrowing (5), the size of the orifice (8) and the length of the outlet pipe (4) are determined such that a force applied on a lever of between 19N and 80N will break the outlet pipe (4) at the breaking point (5), releasing the gas through the orifice (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Konekt Teleco, S.L.
    Inventor: Ignacio Garcia Perez
  • Patent number: 10807669
    Abstract: In a resin-made fuel tank of a motorcycle as a saddle riding vehicle where a tank wall is formed of: a resin-made tank body; and a barrier layer formed on an inner surface of the tank body at the time of forming the tank body by injection molding, the barrier layer provided for suppressing permeation of fuel, wherein a semi-cylindrical recessed portion indented toward the inward of the tank is integrally formed with the tank wall, and an activated carbon storing portion of a canister is formed by covering a space which includes the semi-cylindrical recessed portion with a lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tabuchi, Ko Kurata
  • Patent number: 10793317
    Abstract: An organizing assembly for a cylindrical container includes a base, a spindle, and a plurality of trays. The base and the trays are circularly shaped. The base is configured to position on a bottom of a container that is cylindrically shaped, such as a bucket. The spindle is coupled to and extends axially from the base. A plurality of couplers is removably couplable to the spindle. Each of a plurality of orifices is centrally positioned in a respective tray. The orifice is positioned to insert the spindle to position respective the tray on a respective coupler. The respective tray is configured to stow and organize items of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Travis Bowen
  • Patent number: 10787186
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus for storing articles includes: a frame; mount structures adjustably connectable to the frame so as to enable a height adjustment thereof on the frame; containers releasably connectable to the mount structures, thus enabling a height adjustment of each of the containers; and releasable connections between respective ones of the containers and the mount structures. Each of the releasable connections (between a container of the containers and a mount structure of the mount structures) is configured to enable the container to be releasably connected to the mount structure, where the releasable connection couples the container with the mount structure along a sidewall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Sharon Bar-Erez, Gil Vilkomirski, Yosi Sabbag, Elad Hay Shitrit
  • Patent number: 10781013
    Abstract: A storage system includes a plurality of vessels each shaped to engage with an adjoining vessel in a top-to-bottom orientation. The volume of the vessels may vary. The lip of each vessel includes a plurality of radially positioned flanges, and the bottom of each vessel includes a plurality of radially positioned locking lugs that correspond and engage with the flanges upon rotation of one vessel relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Sesha Patel, Shashin Patel
  • Patent number: 10773111
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, assemblies, and methodologies for inhibiting combustion within fluid containers, enhancing the safety of such containers. One aspect includes a novel base module from which assemblies of varying shape and size, suitable for disposing within a variety of different fluid containers, are created. In one embodiment, the base module is made from an expanded mesh which is rolled in a novel cylindrical configuration according to a novel methodology. In another embodiment, the base module may be combined with other base modules to form an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Atom Alloys, LLC
    Inventor: Vinod Menon
  • Patent number: 10774990
    Abstract: A suspension system (3) for an inner container (2, 2?) mounted for thermal insulation in an outer container (1, 1?) comprises a single fixed bearing (30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39) comprising fixed bearing securing elements (5, 5?, 5?, 5??) which engage, on the one hand, the outer container and, on the other hand, the inner container and which can be stressed in tension and in compression, the fixed bearing securing elements (5, 5?, 5?, 5??) engaging while being arranged so as to be distributed in an annular installation space (7) defined between the inner container (2, 2?) and the outer container (1, 1?) and the fixed bearing securing elements (5, 5?, 5?, 5??) engaging the outer container (1, 1?) while being distributed in the annular installation space (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Matthias Rebernik
  • Patent number: 10766692
    Abstract: A reusable container is provided for storage and transport of prepared meat in log format. The container has a base, a pair of upwardly extending side walls, and a pair of upwardly extending end walls connected with the side walls to form a generally rectangular box. The box has four interior edges and four interior corners where the side and end walls join the base. The box is integrally formed of molded polyethylene. Each of the four interior edges and four interior corners has a rounded interior profile to prevent accumulation of material and facilitate sanitation between uses. A reusable container system is also provided having a removable lid, and access panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Dagur Oskarsson, Brian Gooding, Arnar Snorrason
  • Patent number: 10759562
    Abstract: A storage device includes a base, and a number of side panels selectively coupled to the base. Each of the side panels include a protrusion. The base includes a number of voids defined therein. The protrusions, once inserted into the voids, restrict movement of the side panels relative to the base in at least two coordinate directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Matthew Sneddon
  • Patent number: 10759596
    Abstract: A cargo container includes a base, side walls and a rear wall on the base and a top attached to the side walls and the rear wall. A front frame is attached to the base, the side walls and the top. Left and right swing out doors are pivotally attached to the left and right sides of the front frame. A roll up door is attached to a top of the front frame, in between the left and right swing out doors. The container may be loaded and unloaded with the swing out doors and the roll up door open, providing a maximum size front opening, or with the swing out doors closed and the roll up door open, providing a reduced size front opening equal to the width of the roll up door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SATCO, INC.
    Inventors: Vince Voong, Tom Gahan
  • Patent number: 10759565
    Abstract: A beverage container including a main body, a cover and a sucking unit is provided. The main body includes an interior space for containing a beverage and a top wall having an inner rim which defines an opening communicated with the interior space. The cover removably seals the opening. The sucking unit is mounted within the main body adjacent to the opening and includes a partition wall extending into the interior space to define a channel which fluidly communicates the opening with the interior space. The sucking unit is configured to enable a person to suck up the beverage contained in the interior space through the channel and the opening after removal of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tai-Liang Chen, Fang-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 10745185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame retardant shipping container for lithium ion batteries, and more particularly for containing a thermal runaway event. The shipping container comprising an outer box, preferably made of flame-retardant corrugated fiberboard, containing a vacuum plenum/thermal shield assembly and a tray and a first flame-retardant pouch. The assembly comprising an inner container on a thermal shield inside a metalized vacuum bag. The inner container further comprises an inner cavity and an opening and a second flame-retardant pouch. The assembly rests on the tray. The pouches contain molecular sieves and palladium plated microsphere catalysts. The thermal shield has an aluminum foil surface and is filled with thermal paste. The tray is preferably flame-retardant molded paper pulp and forms at least two pockets separated by flame-retardant molded pulp separators. The tray is separated from the outer box by an air gap containing the first flame-retardant pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Carl Gehlhausen, Daniel Gehlhausen, Dennis Campbell, Von R Walters
  • Patent number: 10742010
    Abstract: An electrical outlet cover with a lid having an adjustable enclosure. The electrical outlet cover includes a base coupled to an electrical outlet and a hinged lid. The lid includes a frame with a central aperture and a telescoping enclosure with a flange at a front edge of a sleeve, the flange extending outward from the sleeve. The sleeve may include a ledge extending outward from the sleeve adjacent a back edge of the sleeve on at least two sides of the sleeve. The sleeve is slidably coupled within the central aperture and movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. A front surface of the sleeve enclosure may include a window that extends forward of the sleeve walls and may further bulge forward of the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John Klein