Patents Examined by Steven A. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10293995
    Abstract: A product includes a use indicator carried inside a container so that, upon removal of a closure from the container or upon removal of flowable product from within the container, a coloration of the product changes irreversibly to indicate to a user that the package has been used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Chris D. Anderson, Megan Herman, Brad Malcolm, Paola A. Rubiano
  • Patent number: 10294005
    Abstract: A ventilated container for produce includes a bottom, sidewalls extending upwardly from the bottom, and a rim having a flattened top surface. The sidewalls include at least one ventilation opening located proximate the rim of the container thereby permitting the rim of the container to be generally flat and uninterrupted. The location of ventilation opening(s) proximate the rim of the container allows the flow of rising ethylene gas within the container to exit near the top of the container improving ventilation within the container. A plastic film can be applied over the top of the container and is adhered to the container with an adhesive to form a secure and rigid seal between the film and the container. The flattened surface of the rim improves the adherence between a film and the container to enclose and seal the container, aids the rigidity of the container, and lessens the likelihood of the edges of the rim being bent or folded when pressure is exerted to protect produce provided within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Orora Packaging Solutions
    Inventors: Keith Pickard, Charles Erway
  • Patent number: 10294000
    Abstract: A packaging unit, in particular a drilling-tool packaging unit, for an insert tool, in particular a drilling tool, includes a fastening portion for fastening the packaging unit in or on a presentation device, in particular a presentation rack or a sales rack, and a receiving portion for receiving in or on the packaging unit an insert tool that is connected in a form-fitting manner to the receiving portion. The receiving portion is designed to hold the insert tool in a holding state of the packaging unit in which the receiving portion is realized so as to be integral with the fastening portion. In a separation state, in which the receiving portion has been separated from the fastening portion of the packaging unit, the receiving portion remains on the insert tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dominic Winkler, Simone Bosatelli
  • Patent number: 10287056
    Abstract: A holding structure for concurrently holding a plurality of containers for substances for cosmetic, medical or pharmaceutical applications, in particular of vials, is provided. The holder includes a carrier having a plurality of apertures or receptacles into which the containers can be inserted, and holding tabs for holding the containers in the apertures or receptacles. The holding tabs are at least two holding tabs, which are provided at the edge of a respective aperture or receptacle and protrude from an upper side of the carrier for holding the respective container. The holding tabs are resiliently pivoted or folded back as the containers are inserted into the apertures or receptacles. The holding tabs are matched to the containers such that the containers are held by the holding tabs with a radial clearance and low tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Kai Wissner, Gregor Fritz Deutschle, Kristopher Koch
  • Patent number: 10286290
    Abstract: The present invention provides a versatile card caddy device comprised of two or more identical structures, or card caddy units, configured to provide a playing card case which can be converted easily into one or more discard trays. The present invention further provides a storage box adjoined to a closed card caddy for storing, carrying and transporting dice, tokens, score pads, pens, pencils and other accessories associated with card playing. The card caddy device allows for cost-effective manufacturing because only one mold is required to manufacture the single card caddy unit; secure closure in the closed configuration due to a bump and dimple closure mechanism; viewing of a deck of cards inside the closed card caddy due to a circular opening in the card caddy unit, which also provides assistance in opening the closed card caddy; and easier pick up of the a card in a stack of cards due to a slightly raised grid pattern on the bottom end of the rectangular base of the card caddy unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Chris Nichols
  • Patent number: 10279974
    Abstract: A support assembly for supporting a biological product (e.g., membrane) in an operative position. The support assembly has a base and a cover. A membrane receiving portion of the base defines a plurality of perforations that extend between top and bottom surfaces of the product receiving portion. The cover is releasably coupled to the base in a product-covering position in which the cover overlies the product receiving portion of the base. In the operative position, the biological product engages the top surface of the product receiving portion and the bottom surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yi Duan-Arnold, Alla Danilkovitch, Alexandra Gyurdieva, Jin-Qiang Kuang, Steven Michael Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10279103
    Abstract: A outer cylinder packaging for prefilled syringes includes a container having an upper face that has an upper face opening; an outer cylinder holding member that is located in the container and includes at least one outer cylinder holding opening part; at least one outer cylinder for prefilled syringe that is held by the outer cylinder holding member; and a removable sheet-shaped lid member that seals the upper face opening of the container. The outer cylinder for prefilled syringe includes: an outer cylinder main body part; a flange part; a nozzle part that is provided at a tip part of the outer cylinder main body part and has a tip opening part at its tip; and a distal cylindrical part that covers the nozzle part, has a diameter that is larger than an outer diameter of the outer cylinder main body part, and passes through the outer cylinder holding opening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Okihara
  • Patent number: 10281815
    Abstract: A reticle pod for accommodating a reticle is provided. The reticle pod comprises a base; a cover; and at least one supporting member. When the reticle is accommodated on the reticle pod, the supporting member abuts against the reticle through a protrusion part; wherein the maximum static friction is constantly greater than a horizontal force applied to the support module from the reticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GUDENG PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Min Hsueh, Chia-Ho Chuang, Cheng-Ju Lee, Jeng-Jie Huang
  • Patent number: 10279466
    Abstract: A saw blade caddy to store saw blades therein, the saw blade caddy including a box, a removable lid to attach to a top portion of the box, and a plurality of saw blade slots disposed vertically within the box to store the saw blades vertically therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Terry Livell
  • Patent number: 10279976
    Abstract: A wipe container that includes a cover member that has a cavity, at least one wipe received in the cavity of the cover member, a base member that has a fluid reservoir, and a partition that is disposed between the cover and base members. The cover member, the base member, and the partition are sealed together to create a perimeter seal. The partition creates a barrier between the wipe on one side and cleaner on the other side. The container can be introduced into a clean room. Just prior to use, the partition is split open so that the cleaner mixes with water on the wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Balestri
  • Patent number: 10272547
    Abstract: A socket holder is provided, including a base, having at least one first slide locking portion, each first slide locking portion extending along a first direction; at least one support base, each support base having a second slide locking portion which is engageably connected with one of the at least one first slide locking portion along the first direction, the second slide locking portion overlapping one of the at least one first slide locking portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the second slide locking portion being undisengageable from one of the at least one first slide locking portion in the second direction, the at least one first slide locking portion and the at least one second slide locking portion being in a male-female connection relationship, each support base including at least one connection portion which is rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Jin-Lan Lai
  • Patent number: 10273044
    Abstract: A reclosable can lid is described that has a collar part and a lid receiving part composed of plastic that can be coupled to one another via a snap-in latching connection, wherein a tear line closed in itself is either partly perforated or is formed as a toothed separating line and the leak-tightness is ensured by a sealing film provided at the inner side of the lid cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Gregor Anton Piech
  • Patent number: 10265135
    Abstract: A surgical system is disclosed. The surgical system can include a tray and a vacuum-fitted cover covering at least a portion of the tray. The surgical system can comprise a tray and a drape at least partially vacuum-fitted to the tray. A surgical drape is also disclosed. The surgical drape can comprise a cover including an opening and an interior cavity defined by a flexible wall which is configured to receive a support surface. The surgical drape can further comprise a closable portion configured to close the opening and seal at least a portion of the support surface within the interior cavity. The surgical drape can further include a valve in fluid communication with the interior cavity, wherein the valve is configured to enable the suction of air from the interior cavity and draw the flexible wall inwardly to closely envelop at least a portion of the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Krishnan K. Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10264928
    Abstract: A bathroom storage device for convenient concealed storage of a toilet plunger and visible storage of multiple vertically stacked rolls of toilet paper. The cup of the toilet plunger is concealed within a base unit having an open top from which the handle of the toilet plunger protrudes. A top member with a hollow vertical spindle is placed over the open top, thereby concealing the cup and handle of the toilet plunger within the base unit and hollow vertical spindle, respectively. Spaced vertical members about the periphery of the top member partially conceal the vertically stacked rolls of toilet paper while still enabling visual ascertainment of their number. The hollow vertical spindle may serve as a handle by which the top member and stacked rolls of toilet paper can be removed to gain access to the toilet plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: John Cox
  • Patent number: 10264863
    Abstract: The invention is an insert (1) for a tray (28) used for storing or conveying a spectacle lens (34, 35) and a spectacle frame (61). The insert (1) is mounted to engage various outward extensions (25, 26) formed as part of the tray floor (27). The insert (1) includes numerous beveled surfaces (45, 19, 43, 46, 40, 41, 42, 38, 39, 37, 36), at least some of which can engage a spectacle lens placed on the insert. A vulcanized rubber dispersed in a plastic matrix used to construct the insert (1). A frame pillow (60) is formed as a sheet (62) which overlays the tray floor (27), creating a space which reduces or eliminates movement of the spectacle frame (61) during tray transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: James Gregory Goerges
  • Patent number: 10252833
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a package box and a liner for the same. The package box includes a hexahedral outer box body; a cover configured to cover an opening of the outer box body; a substantially hexahedral liner placed in the outer box body and having six side walls, at least one of which side walls is configured to be a movable side wall, each movable side wall being slidably coupled with the adjacent four side walls to change the volume of the liner; and at least one resilient member disposed between each movable side wall and the wall of the outer box body facing the movable side wall, or between each movable side wall and the cover respectively, to drive each movable side walls to move towards and to get in close contact with articles placed within the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruijun Hao, Pengjun Chen, Haijiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10251795
    Abstract: A hygiene kit containing a set of hygiene products folded, arranged, compressed, and packaged into a pocket-sized container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Neda Shilian
  • Patent number: 10252857
    Abstract: A trash container includes a base; a first elongated section pivotally attached to the base; a second elongated section pivotally attached to the base and pivotally attached to the first elongated section; and a hinge secured to and extending from the base and fixedly attached to both the first elongated section and the second elongated section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Erik P. Reed
  • Patent number: 10244838
    Abstract: A protective case for a portable electronic device. The protective case including a plurality of storage compartments for retaining a series of items. The protective case includes a removable upper portion allowing unobstructed access to the portable electronic device camera and includes a plurality of corner accessories disposed within and forming the corners of the protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ian F. Lebauer
  • Patent number: 10232412
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a parts holder assembly that includes a basket having a basket floor and one or more posts each attached to the basket floor at a proximal post end and extending away from the basket floor at a distal post end, a retaining device having a frame having an open interior frame space, one or more mounting devices, each of the mounting devices being adapted to constrain the frame at a selected position along a length of a corresponding one of the posts between the proximal post end and the selected position, and a web having at least one outer edge attached to the frame and a plurality of cords extending across the open interior frame space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Woodward, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon P. Milligan, Mark E. McGinty