Patents Examined by Steven A. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 12012262
    Abstract: A container for detergent pods includes a container body and a movable cover, wherein the movable cover has a pair of engagement tabs which, in a closed configuration, engage respective windows to form child-proof engagement formations. The container body and the movable cover are entirely made of paper or cardboard and can be recycled as a paper waste without the need of removing any plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Zirollo
  • Patent number: 12012259
    Abstract: The invention provides a child-resistant package (10) comprising an inner tray (100) defining a storage compartment (101) and an outer sleeve (200). The package has a locking system which releasably locks the inner tray (100) in the closed position by means of a locking (tab 150) which releasably engages a locking aperture (213) in the closed position. The package also has a stopping system which prevents further withdrawal of the inner tray (100) from the outer sleeve (200) in the open position by means of the same locking tab (150) engaging a stopping aperture (214) in the open position. The locking tab (150) forms part of both the locking system and the stopping system and the locking tab is involved in both functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: SMOL LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicholas Green, Matthew Gandy
  • Patent number: 12006125
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a container that includes a body having a lower surface, an upper rim, and a plurality of side walls that extend between the lower surface and the upper rim, wherein the upper rim defines an opening to an interior space of the body, a flexible cover that covers the opening of the body and is bonded to the body along the upper rim, and gas-permeable material through which gas can enter and exit the interior space of the body. The upper rim of the body is spaced apart from any of the gas-permeable material, such that the cover can be peeled away from the upper rim to expose the opening while leaving the gas-permeable material intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: Gerresheimer Glas GmbH, Stevanato Group S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nicole Hutterer, Andreas Fraas, Ricardo Colchado, Stephen Flynn, Braden Miller, Scott Rosenman, Alessio Bonati, Michele Guasti, Marco Canestraro, Riccardo Prete, Gianpaolo Bertolin
  • Patent number: 11998369
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes and provides for methods of packaging medical devices that are to be treated with a fluorinated liquid to alter their surface properties, packaging systems for such medical devices, and methods of utilizing the packaging systems to treat the medical devices. The packaging systems permit effective storage and distribution of medical devices that upon contact with mammalian blood have limited thrombogenicity or are non-thrombogenic and/or are resistant to adhesion of blood cells or clots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Freeflow Medical Devices LLC
    Inventors: Saibal Bandyopadhyay, Andrew K. Jones
  • Patent number: 11999528
    Abstract: A packaging storage container used for accommodating a sheet-like object includes a container bottom portion, a container cover portion, a ridge member and a tray. The container bottom portion and the container cover portion are hinged to the ridge member, and form a sealed container body with the ridge member. The tray is configured to hold the sheet-like object; the ridge member is provided with a pair of articulated shaft-receiving bases, the tray is connected to a pair of articulated shaft-receiving bases through an articulated shaft provided on the tray, an inner space for self-adaptive rotation and shock absorption of the articulated shaft is formed in the articulated shaft-receiving base, the articulated shaft is provided with a pair of flange portions, the longitudinal length of the articulated shaft between the pair of flange portions is configured to be accommodated in the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: FINEST PRODUCTS LIMITED.
    Inventors: Kwok Din Lau, Kwan Ming Jimmy Lau
  • Patent number: 11993413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-shrinkable packaging intended for wrapping a series of containers, comprising a lower portion, an upper portion and lateral portions and having a reinforcement strip arranged transversely to the rows of containers, the packaging according to the present invention comprising at least two perforation lines. The present invention also relates to a method for packaging containers by means of a packaging and to a packaging blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Diopass Sprl
    Inventors: Frédéric Henry Schloesser, Mireille Paula Fluzin
  • Patent number: 11993448
    Abstract: Provided is an electric vehicle battery transportation container having a shield sleeve, a ratchet which tightens a belt to fix an electric vehicle battery to a seat base in a state in which a battery fixing hook connected to a leading end portion of the ratchet accommodated in a ratchet accommodation recess part formed in the seat base is inserted into an assembly hole formed in a lower bracket of the electric vehicle battery loaded on the seat base, one or more foldable anti-slip parts installed on the seat base stand upright to prevent left-right slip and front-rear slip of the electric vehicle battery at the same time, and a corner support shaft formed with an inclined structure having a decreasing inner diameter and unevenly coupled to a support shaft insertion groove to load seat bases on a transportation vehicle in multiple stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI GLOVIS CO., LTD., NPC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Suck Nam, Oh Seong Kim, Jong Dai Park
  • Patent number: 11993436
    Abstract: A closure cap for closing a pouring opening of a container has a cylindrical threaded part with an open rim, an inner thread configured to cooperate with an outer thread of a container neck, a security ring configured to be held on a projection formed on the container neck, a plurality of security webs configured to releasably connect the security ring to the open rim, and a first retaining strip having a first end securely connected to the open rim of the threaded part and a second end securely connected to the security ring. The closure cap has a second retaining strip having a third end securely connected to the open rim of the threaded part and a fourth end securely connected to the security ring. A circular web section is formed between the first and the second ends. A second projection is formed on an outer wall of the web section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Mayer Erwin
  • Patent number: 11986704
    Abstract: A sports ball easy loading and unloading apparatus assists a user loading, unloading, and sorting balls in a container by selectively elevating the container holding the balls, which minimizes stooping repeatedly to access the sports balls. The apparatus provides a first container configured to contain sports balls. The first container is disposed inside a second container having a larger diameter. The first container can elevate and lower in relation to second container. A spring-loaded elevator is disposed inside the second container, and beneath the floor wall of first container. The spring-loaded elevator comprises a spring that biases to expand, and turntables configured to lock the spring at desired positions. In this manner, the spring-loaded elevator enables selective elevation, lowering, and positional locking of the first container for easy loading/unloading of balls. A user can also sit on a lid atop the first container when fully compressed inside second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: David Cales
  • Patent number: 11986946
    Abstract: A mating part in a locking path of a stop part so that the locking part is not automatically lockable and a first connection part is in a state of remaining unlocked from a second connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Meridian International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongquan Zhang, Qiang Wang, Shujun Cai
  • Patent number: 11986381
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system includes a pair of side-specific orthopaedic surgical instrument assemblies. The right-limb side-specific instrument assembly is kitted so as to be devoid of left-limb side-specific instruments and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis A. Stoller, Stephanie M. Wainscott, Jonathan C. Lee, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Patent number: 11981495
    Abstract: An assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a container and a utensil. The container includes a bowl portion defined by a bottom wall and a side wall extending from the bottom wall. The side wall and the bottom wall are each defined by an inner surface that forms a cavity of the bowl portion. The utensil is disposed within the cavity and is removably-secured to the inner surface of the side wall that defines the bowl portion of the container. An assembly is also disclosed. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: Eric Patrick Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 11975559
    Abstract: The tray storage for easy storing and reading of documents according to the present invention comprises a storage box provided with an inner space of a rectangular prism having a closure on the top; and a tray slidingly received in the inner space of the storage box, wherein the tray comprises a plate-shaped tray body part slidingly assembled to the storage box while being arranged in parallel with the inner wall of the storage box; a knob part arranged in the center of the top edge of the tray body part, extending integrally from the tray body part, and being foldable along the top edge of the tray body part with respect to the tray body part; a bottom part of the cantilever type perpendicularly extending from the tray body part along the bottom edge of the tray body part; and a separation preventing barrier of the cantilever type being folded upward from the bottom part to be parallel with the tray body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: INFOCREATIVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Do Cheon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11975914
    Abstract: Provided is an electric vehicle battery transportation container having a battery fixing hook, one or more foldable anti-slip parts installed on a seat base manufactured in a plate shape having a closed upper surface stand upright to prevent left- right slip and front-rear slip of an electric vehicle battery, a ratchet which tightens a belt to fix the electric vehicle battery to the seat base in a state in which a battery fixing hook connected to the ratchet accommodated in a ratchet accommodation recess part formed in the seat base by the belt is inserted into an assembly hole formed in a lower bracket of the electric vehicle battery loaded on the seat base, and a corner support shaft unevenly coupled to a support shaft insertion groove formed with an inclined structure having a decreasing inner diameter to load seat bases on a transportation vehicle in multiple stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI GLOVIS CO., LTD., NPC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Suck Nam, Oh Seong Kim, Jong Dai Park
  • Patent number: 11970326
    Abstract: A paperboard protective corner and a method for manufacturing a paperboard protective corner, the paperboard protective corner comprising: a corner body made of a single paperboard sheet comprising first and second side edges, the single paperboard sheet being folded onto itself to form the paperboard protective corner, the single paperboard sheet including a plurality of folds, both the first and second side edges being received in a corresponding fold so as to be unexposed to an exterior of the paperboard protective corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ABZAC CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Pierre-Michel D'Anglade
  • Patent number: 11970317
    Abstract: A carton includes a tray having at least one locking tab; and a sleeve having an inner wall having indentations, in which the tray and the sleeve are shaped and sized to enable the tray to move within the sleeve. Then at least one locking tab is configured to engage at least one of the indentations to allow the tray to move in a first direction relative to the sleeve and provide a resistance to discourage the tray from moving in a second direction opposite the first direction relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Hub Folding Box Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Zane Peterson, David Kamyk
  • Patent number: 11964796
    Abstract: A structure (4) for the packaging of containers for pharmaceutical use (8) comprising: a support plane (20) fitted with a plurality of seats (24,48) for housing containers for pharmaceutical use (8), the seats (24,48) having main extension axes (X-X), parallel to each other, the seats (24,48) being delimited by side walls (32) extending from a lower end (36) to an upper end (40), said upper end (40) facing and being configured to receive in abutment a collar (44) of an associable container (8) for pharmaceutical use. The perimeter seats (48), arranged externally along a perimeter edge (52) of the support plane (20), have, at the lower end (36), at least one guide or chamfer (56) diverging as it moves away from the lower end (36), opposite the upper end (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Nuova Ompi S.r.l.
    Inventors: Diego Mason, Gianpaolo Bertolin
  • Patent number: 11965541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latch mechanism configured to secure two bodies together by simply placing one body on top of the other and applying moderate downward pressure to the top body. The latch mechanism includes a housing and a latch partially disposed within the housing. The latch includes a main body, and a primary hook and an opposing secondary hook both extending from the main body. The latch is configured to be rotatable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the primary hook is not obscured by the housing. In the second position, the primary hook is substantially obscured by the housing. The latch mechanism also includes a bias configured to bias the latch toward its first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Danny Baruch, Lev Adin
  • Patent number: 11950939
    Abstract: A sanitary medical surface device is provided having a first portion with a first outer surface and a first inner surface. The first inner surface may have a first work surface and the second inner surface may have a second work surface. The device may further utilize a first channel depression formed into the first inner surface such that the first channel depression may be disposed along first perimeter edges of the first work surface. The device may utilize a first raised lip disposed along third perimeter edges of the first inner surface along with one or more stabilization structures disposed upon the first outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Lisa Lee-Gardner
  • Patent number: 11952205
    Abstract: A panel transfer tray according to an embodiment includes an accommodation part which accommodates a target panel, a protrusion protruding upward direction from an upper edge of the accommodation part, and a first movement prevention member disposed at one side of the accommodation part and disposed adjacent to the protrusion, and the first movement prevention member has a stair shape of which a planar area gradually decreases along the upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyongdo Choi, Sunghee Lee, Myung-Seok Kwon, Deok-Hwan Kim, Sung-Jun Kim, Yun-Tae Kim, Jinseok Kim, Hasook Kim