Patents Examined by Steven A. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11780074
    Abstract: A hex key holder for storing a selection of hex keys in an organized manner while allowing easy access to the individual hex keys. The hex key holder provides a ready means to affix the hex key caddy to a surface via magnets. The magnetic bond allowing convenient positioning and allowing hex keys to be easily inserted or removed from the hex holder with a single hand. The hex key holder is configured for ease of manufacture in high volumes. The magnets provide a ready means to positively affix the key holder onto a horizontal surface, vertical surface, or other angled surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Elliott Ian Wong
  • Patent number: 11780638
    Abstract: A method for installing a covering relative to a frame of an architectural structure includes unfolding a package defining a cavity configured to store the covering, with the package including an alignment tool. Furthermore, the method includes positioning the alignment tool relative to the frame such that a first panel of the tool is positioned adjacent to a vertically-extending surface of the frame and a second panel of the tool is positioned adjacent to horizontally-extending surface of the frame. Additionally, the method includes forming mounting holes in one of the vertically-extending surface at first mounting hole locations identified by apertures defined by the first panel or the horizontally-extending surface of the frame at second mounting hole locations identified by apertures defined by the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: LEVOLOR, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Travis Stout, John Michael Owen, Natalie Fay Bryan
  • Patent number: 11772863
    Abstract: A secure container cover for a container and manufacturing method therefore are provided. The secure container cover includes an integrally molded body with an annular structure and a side wall. The annular structure includes a central void defined by an intermediate perimeter, and a graspable loop integrally formed with the annular structure is configured to reside within the central void. A tear initiation point is formed where the graspable loop joins the annular structure. A thin section extends from the tear initiation point to a bottom edge of the side wall. The graspable loop is detachably connected to the annular structure at a bridging section. The bridging section is configured to break when an upward biasing force is applied to the graspable loop, and the side wall is configured to separate along the thin section when the graspable loop is pulled away from the body of the secure container cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: OREGON PRECISION INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Zakary James Borg, Ronald Lee Mellor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11771514
    Abstract: Containers and methods protect surgically-removed tissue such as cranial bone flaps for limited times during surgery. In some cases, tissue protected in such a container can be returned to the patient, lessening the need for synthetic, allographic, or xenographic alternatives. A container may include a frame defining a plurality of retention compartments, each retention compartment having an orientation and comprising sidewalls supported by the frame, wherein the sidewalls define a rim for each retention compartment in the plurality of retention compartments, wherein the orientation of a first retention compartment in the plurality of retention compartments differs from the orientation of a second retention compartment in the plurality of retention compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute at RSFH
    Inventors: Brian G. Cuddy, Byron N. Bailey, Andrea H. Marshall, Jill N. Nichols
  • Patent number: 11759572
    Abstract: A cartridge for use with a beneficial agent delivery device having a fillable reservoir. The cartridge includes a reconstitution, unit dose package having first and second compartments and a fitment. The first compartment contains at least a first constituent of the beneficial agent. The second compartment contains at least a second constituent of the beneficial agent. The fitment is disposed on the package for interfacing the package to the fillable reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Aktivax, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Genosar
  • Patent number: 11759942
    Abstract: A block for receiving tool elements is provided. The block has an elongated base body and at least one tool element recess which is formed at the base body for user-definedly receiving at least one tool element. The base body further includes coupling structures for detachably coupling the block with a tool management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Würth International AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hohl, Johannes Starke, Marcel Hopf, Olaf Ritter
  • Patent number: 11759279
    Abstract: Packaging for a medical device, such as but not limited to an eyelid speculum, is provided. The packaging enables for the shipment, storage, sterilization of the medical device in a secure and efficient manner while also maintaining the sterility of the device post-sterilization and allowing for the easy removal of the medical device from the packaging without compromising the device's sterility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: BioGenware, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey G Gross, John Lowsky, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11759003
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a mess kit includes a container assembly having a lid portion and a container, each of the lid portion and container including handle portions having apertures that align when the lid portion is connected to the container. In some embodiments, a tether device is provided to connect the lid portion to the container, as well as to releasably connect one or more utensil devices, or utensil assemblies to the container assembly. Also, the utensil assembly can include a first utensil and second utensil connectable together in a first mode, and second mode, with each mode of connection involving inserting a portion of the first utensil into a sheath member of the second utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Pontano, Colin Quinn
  • Patent number: 11753228
    Abstract: An article transport case comprising an outer shell including opposing sections, first and second pinscreen assemblies, and first and second securement mechanisms. The pinscreen assemblies each include a frame, a securement plate, and a number of pins. The first and second securement mechanisms are configured to be in a secured configuration to retain the first and second sections in a closed configuration and keep the securement plates in a secured position thereby restraining the pins against the article in an article conforming arrangement. The securement plates are in an unsecured position so that the pins are free to translate longitudinally when the securement mechanisms are in an unsecured configuration such that the pins are not restrained in the article conforming arrangement when the shell is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Clark Andrew Busenitz
  • Patent number: 11751667
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a mess kit includes a container assembly having a lid portion and a container, each of the lid portion and container including handle portions having apertures that align when the lid portion is connected to the container. In some embodiments, a tether device is provided to connect the lid portion to the container, as well as to releasably connect one or more utensil devices, or utensil assemblies to the container assembly. Also, the utensil assembly can include a first utensil and second utensil connectable together in a first mode, and second mode, with each mode of connection involving inserting a portion of the first utensil into a sheath member of the second utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Pontano, Colin Quinn
  • Patent number: 11753239
    Abstract: A cassette to dispense a pleated tubing. The cassette includes a circular body having an annular channel housing with a central cylindrical core. At least one wall has an upper end with a lip disposed thereon. An annular cover is attached to the lip at the upper end defining a gap over the annular body. A tubing is disposed within the annular channel housing and withdrawn from the gap. At least one of a plurality of apertures is provided at a lower end of the annular channel housing. The apertures have reinforced walls. The apertures are adapted to be aligned with a projection extending upward from within a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: MUNCHKIN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Kevin Douglas Johnson
  • Patent number: 11751986
    Abstract: A packaging system for use with a ureteral stent having an elongated shaft extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion may include a tray base. The tray base may include at least one first post, a second post, and a projection or a groove configured to respectively secure the distal end portion, the proximal end portion, and a tether of the ureteral stent on the tray base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Kristen M. Bunch, Jonathan Sheets, James B. Shively, II, Nathan P. Killey
  • Patent number: 11756816
    Abstract: A carrier FOUP and a method of placing a carrier are provided. The carrier FOUP includes a body and a door. The body includes a plurality of chamfers, and one or more carriers are placed on, and supported by, the plurality of chamfers. The method of placing a carrier includes placing the carrier in the carrier FOUP and closing the door of the carrier FOUP. When the door is closed, the door pushes against the carrier and aligns the carrier with the alignment feature. The alignment features align the carrier, removing the need to be aligned by the factory interface robot when placing or removing the carrier from the carrier FOUP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Trey Tindel, Alexander N. Lerner, Kim Ramkumar Vellore
  • Patent number: 11751654
    Abstract: A contact lens package includes a first layer, a support coupled to the first layer, a lens, and a second layer. The support includes a scaffold and a porous member attached to the scaffold where the porous member includes a curved surface. The lens includes an anterior surface and a posterior surface, and the posterior surface of the lens is disposed on the curved surface of the porous member. The second layer is coupled to the first layer to seal the support and the lens between the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Bausch + Lomb Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Baxter J. Lansing, Arvind M. Rao, James Dibella, Joseph W. Hoff
  • Patent number: 11744665
    Abstract: A modular workspace platform system for providing a mobile work surface for a user includes a workspace platform attachable to a location specified by the user. The workspace platform includes a compact work surface for use in performing at least one manual task including temporarily storing a material, mixing two or more materials, temporarily supporting a tool, and providing a tool cleaning surface. In an embodiment, the compact work surface includes at least one of a trough, a tapered channel, a tool insertion slot, a wipe holder, a textured surface configured as the tool cleaning surface, a mixing surface a ruler holder, and a matrix ring holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: The Quick Co, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Chien Nguyen, Marc Andrew Hanchak, Peter Schuyler Livingston
  • Patent number: 11745927
    Abstract: A blister pack having a backing having a first side and an opposing second side. Each of the first and second side is flat or planar. The blister pack can also include a cover having a first side and an opposing second side. At least a portion of the second side of the cover is adhered to the first side of the backing to form a sealed package for containing product. The cover can include at least one blister. The blister pack can also include an active member positioned within each blister. Each active member can be in the form of a ring with an opening extending therethrough or a depression formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Voellmicke
  • Patent number: 11744564
    Abstract: In one example, a sterile container may include a tray having a plurality of walls at least partially defining a cavity. At least one of the plurality of walls may include an opening extending therethrough. The sterile container may further include a seal structure coupled to the tray. At least a portion of the seal structure may be received within the opening of the at least one of the plurality of walls. Additionally, the sterile container may include an extension structure coupled to the seal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Bud Louis Damiano, Ryan Neil Watson
  • Patent number: 11737492
    Abstract: A chewing tobacco preserving assembly for preserving freshness of chewing tobacco includes a tobacco can which contains chewing tobacco. A canister is provided for insertably receiving the tobacco can. The canister is thermally insulated thereby inhibiting the tobacco can from being in thermal communication with ambient air for preserving freshness of the chewing tobacco. A lid is removably attachable to the canister for enclosing the tobacco can in the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Coates, Thomas Hughes
  • Patent number: 11731822
    Abstract: A packaging system for medical containers having a main opening, comprising: a vessel having a shoulder; a tray provided with cavities that is intended for receiving a medical container and rests on the shoulder; a plurality of caps that close the main opening; and a lid that seals the vessel. A method for packaging medical containers, comprises the following steps: providing a vessel; arranging a tray on the shoulder of the vessel; arranging medical containers in the cavities; arranging a cap on the medical containers so as to close the main opening thereof; sealing a lid on an upper edge of the peripheral wall of the vessel; and placing the vessel in at least one sealed bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Gaëtan Rey
  • Patent number: 11730557
    Abstract: A package for containing a medical device including peel stops located in the first side seal zone and the second side seal zone of a peripheral seal of package, wherein the first and second peel-stops limit peeling of the first and second side seal zones of the peripheral seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Padraig M. O'Flynn, Brendan J. Heneghan, Thomas Renehan, Jennifer Munnelly, Robert A. Greynolds, Dmitry Sheremetiev