Patents Examined by Stephen J. Castellano
  • Patent number: 10441102
    Abstract: A portable, personal sized, beverage container holder or kouzie with cover to prevent entry of insects and spiders into open beverage container. The cover also prevents spillage of beverage from the container. The holder includes a sleeve to receive the container and a cover to fit over the mouth of the container. The cover is removable and detachable but allows drinking from the container without removal of the cover or the container from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Leland Bunting
  • Patent number: 10442619
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system is disclosed for making garbage dumpsters which includes a box comprising: a bottom panel; a back panel; a front panel; a left panel; a right panel; wherein said bottom panel; said back panel; said front panel; said left panel; and said right panel are configured so that a last remaining one of said panels can be hung on a plurality of hooks protruding from edges of two of said panels, thereby creating a container without using tools and without welding; where said container is configured to be lifted by fork portions of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Triton Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Loney, Brian Loney, Robert Schmerbach
  • Patent number: 10442569
    Abstract: A multi-unit storage device wherein two separate compartments are attached together at their bottom portions. The containers are vacuum or otherwise sealed at their top portions such that when the top portions are opened, the seal is broken and access to the products contained therein is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Gerry Gersovitz
  • Patent number: 10442588
    Abstract: A container for a fabric treatment composition having: (a) a container floor extending to a floor boundary, a portion of the container floor being a collection zone, and a raised portion extending inwardly within the container, at least a portion of the collection zone being located on a longitudinal axis of the container and at least a portion of the raised portion intersecting the longitudinal axis and transverse axis of the container; (b) a peripheral wall extending from the container floor; (c) a peripheral flange extending from the peripheral wall; and (d) a needle piercable membrane sealed to the peripheral flange to define an interior volume, wherein the interior volume contains less than about 100 mL of a liquid fabric treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Michael Bischoff, Benjamin Janes Beck
  • Patent number: 10435238
    Abstract: Unitary ornamental front load containers for containing trash and/or recyclables include a container for containing the trash and/or recyclables, and an ornamental surround attached with a connector to the front load container. The attached ornamental surround defines right and left front openings aligned with right and left front pocket openings of right and left fork pockets of the container. The ornamental surround obscures from view the front sidewall, the right sidewall having the right fork pocket, the left sidewall having the left fork pocket, the rear sidewall, and the at least one hinged top of the container by an observer standing on the ground. The container and the attached ornamental surround being liftable as a unit by forks of a front loading garbage truck to empty the trash and/or the recyclables from the unitary ornamental front load container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dumpster Dress LLC
    Inventor: Paul Nichols
  • Patent number: 10427853
    Abstract: A container comprising a body portion is provided. The body portion includes a flat upper vacuum panel, a flat lower vacuum panel, and a recess between the flat upper vacuum panel and the flat lower vacuum panel. In response to a change in the internal container pressure, the body portion flexes at the recess towards an interior of the container and the flat upper vacuum panel and the flat lower vacuum panel form a progressively smaller angle at the recess in response to an increasing pressure change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Manuel Maquita Nakano, Lori Evans Bartman
  • Patent number: 10429009
    Abstract: In a high pressure gas container with a container body having a fusible plug valve and a boss portion arranged at a position different from the fusible plug valve, each of the fusible plug valve and the boss portion has a higher heat conductivity than the container body, the fusible plug valve and the boss portion are connected by a heat conductor and the heat conductor is accommodated in the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichirou Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10421421
    Abstract: A housing for a control unit of a motor vehicle has a housing element and a further element attached to the housing element by way of a joining technique that does not include a joining layer or by way of a joining layer. The housing element has a main body composed of a light metal and a protective layer applied to the main body. The protective layer is arranged between the main body and the attached further element. The invention further relates to a method for producing a housing and to a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Haemmerl, Gregory Drew, Thomas Riepl
  • Patent number: 10415759
    Abstract: A cryostat for a superconducting magnet system is provided. The cryostat may include an outer vessel and an inner vessel suspended within the outer vessel. A space may be defined by the outer vessel and the inner vessel. The cryostat may include multiple first support elements and one or more second support elements. The strength of the first supporting element may be larger than that of the second support elements. The inner vessel and the outer vessel may be connected by two opposite ends of a first support element and two opposite ends of a second support element, respectively. The number of the first support elements in the lower part of the space is different from the number of the first support elements in the upper part of the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Lijun Zou
  • Patent number: 10407231
    Abstract: In a synthetic resin blow molded bottle, reduced pressure absorbing panel portions and column portions are formed alternately in the circumferential direction. Each column portion has a diameter that gradually increases downward and that remains substantially constant vertically. Each reduced pressure absorbing panel portion includes a pair of panel side edge portions, which is bent to the inner side from the adjacent column portions, a panel surface portion, which connects the pair of panel side edge portions, and a panel lower edge portion, which is bent to the outer side from a lower end edge of the panel surface portion. The panel surface portion of each reduced pressure absorbing panel portion includes a panel upper-side surface portion, whose diameter gradually increases downward, and a panel lower-side surface portion, which connects the panel upper-side surface portion and the panel lower edge portion and which has a substantially constant diameter vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Takumi Sugizaki, Akihito Wakai
  • Patent number: 10407213
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chambered bowl with a passageway between an inner bowl section and an outer bowl section. This allows for the liquid poured into the inner bowl to flow into the outer bowl and be trapped between the two, thereby eliminating the risk of spillage when moving the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: David S. Drossman
  • Patent number: 10407212
    Abstract: A safety catch for preventing a drop-down side door from separating from the sidewall of a shipping container in the case of a hinge failure and a shipping including at least one safety catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MACRO PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Todd T. Turner
  • Patent number: 10384833
    Abstract: A vent for attachment to the hollow handle of a container is provided to prevent glugging and splashing of the fluid during pouring. The present vent enables the venting of air into the container as the fluid within the container is poured out. The present vent is angled to prevent attachment and flow of liquids on its outer surface during pouring, and to prevent outflow of liquids through the vent. The vent includes a venting conduit or other tube bent in at least one section and a hollow handle engager, such as an elastomeric stopper, to engage the inner passage of the hollow handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew F. Dean
  • Patent number: 10377089
    Abstract: In order to provide a bonded part capable of reducing deformation caused by injection pressure of bonding resin and preventing an increase in cost, the bonded part includes a first part, a second part, and a third part, wherein the first part includes a wall portion and a hollow portion surrounded by the wall portion, wherein a first shape portion formed of bonding resin is arranged at a position between the second part and the wall portion, wherein a second shape portion formed of the bonding resin is arranged at a position between the wall portion and the third part, and wherein a third shape portion formed of the bonding resin which connects the first shape portion and the second shape portion is arranged on the wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Wakayama, Motohiro Watanabe, Toshiyuki Tomita
  • Patent number: 10377551
    Abstract: A blow molded container includes a main member (20) forming a tool cavity. The main member (20) has an inner surface. The main member (20) further contains at least one corner portion (30) and at the corner portion (30), the main member (20) includes at least a first layer (40) and a second layer (42). The first layer (40) forming the inner surface, and the first layer (40) and the second layer (42) are affixed together along a predetermined pattern while being separated from each other elsewhere. The first layer (40) is formed with a first protruding part (143) along the predetermined pattern, and the second layer (42) is formed with a second protruding part (145) along the predetermined pattern. The first protruding part (143) and the second protruding part (145) are affixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Wai Tat Choi, Zengjun Jiang, Sanming Wang, Chao Zhong, Huadong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10371321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anchor structure able to actively cope with hull deformation, and to a liquid natural gas storage tank and a production method for a liquid natural gas storage tank comprising the anchor structure. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an anchor structure is provided wherein an anchor structure, for linking a sealing wall and an inner wall of a liquid natural gas storage tank, comprises: an anchor member adapted such that a joining part, which is joined to the sealing wall, can slide horizontally; and a thermally insulating material formed around the anchor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KC LNG Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae Chul Han, Ihn Soo Yoon, Kyo Kook Jin, Byung Taek Oh, Yong Bum Cho, Kun Hyung Choe
  • Patent number: 10364066
    Abstract: A container apparatus having at least one containment member is disclosed that may include a bottom and at least one sidewall, an interior and an open end. The container may also include a flange that extends around a free end of the at least one side wall, and a plurality of wall members (or castellations) connected to/formed with/that extend from the flange. The plurality of wall members may be separated by ventilation apertures, with the plurality of wall members and the ventilation apertures extending around the perimeter of the free end. A sealing material, such as a removable film, may extend over the open end to enclose the containment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jeanne Clark, Ricardo Astorga
  • Patent number: 10358250
    Abstract: A one piece plastics material container has mouth, a wall portion adjoining the mouth in a longitudinal direction (L) and a base portion in the form of a standing face. The base portion has an injection point—situated on the inside in a radial direction (R) with respect to the longitudinal direction (L)—on the outer wall of the plastics material container, a central area which surrounds the injection point, and a transition portion which extends from the central area to the wall portion. The transition portion has in at least one radial direction (R) and preferably in each radial direction (R) a curvature with a finite radius of curvature in at least one portion. The base portion has a plurality of reinforcement ribs which starting from the central area extend in the direction of the wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Joerg Wortmann, Gerald Huettner, Bastian Tißmer
  • Patent number: 10351299
    Abstract: A nestable set of pots including a plurality of pots which are nestable together and a plurality of lids, each lid corresponding to a pot and being removably attached to an outside bottom surface thereof. An articulated exterior handle for the pots, having a first retracted position and a second extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Yitzchak Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10351302
    Abstract: A beverage container is provided having a container main body and a handle portion attached thereto. The container main body has an upper portion with an aperture, a lower sidewall extending downwardly from the aperture, and an upper sidewall having a substantially cylindrical shape extending upwardly from the upper portion. The handle portion includes a grip portion, an attachment collar disposed on an upper handle portion, and a lower handle portion fastened to the container main body by a fastening member. The attachment collar may have an annular or curved shape that snugly fits around the upper sidewall of the container main body to attach the upper handle portion to the container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Michael Choltco-Devlin, Michael Carl Beckman