Patents Examined by Tia Cox
  • Patent number: 10954022
    Abstract: A double walled container has a container bottom that is blow molded after an intermediate portion of a parison in the vertical direction is sandwiched by a split mold from the horizontal direction; at least a portion of the container bottom is sandwiched by the split mold; the container bottom has a bottom projection on the underside of the container bottom made of the outer layer of a rigid outer layer container and the outer layer of a flexible inner layer container; in the bottom projection, an extended portion of the rigid outer layer container and an extended portion of the flexible inner layer container have protrusions and recesses of different heights in the horizontal direction; and the protrusions and recesses are combined so that the extended portions of the rigid outer layer container and the flexible inner layer container do not shift vertically with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hatakeyama, Harumasa Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10953422
    Abstract: A vessel for frying, baking or cooking foodstuffs, includes at least one visible first material and one visible second material, wherein at least the first material reversibly changes color thermochromically when heated. The coloring of the two materials is selected in order for a color difference between the two materials to change visibly when the vessel is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FISSLER GMBH
    Inventor: Helge Ebbeke
  • Patent number: 10932991
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of baby appliance structure, and provides a feeding bottle, including: a body and at least one non-return valve integrally formed at a lower of the body. The non-return valve includes a connection portion that is connected at the body, an extension portion for disturbing the laminar flow state of the internal liquid of the body when shaking the body, and a valve for allowing only the air outside to enter into the body, the extension portion is tapered and extends along a surface of the body toward the interior of the body, the extension portion is located at the inside of the bottom of the body, or located above the inside of the bottom of the body and in the vicinity of the inside of the bottom of the body. This design can solve the problem that the structure of the existing feeding bottle may cause flatulence to the baby due to the unbalanced pressure and may easily lead to incomplete dissolution of the milk powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Sau Chai Henry Tong
  • Patent number: 10935185
    Abstract: A container assembly, in particular of an air pressure system of a utility vehicle, includes a first region and a second region, wherein the first and the second region together enclose at least part of a container interior, wherein the first and the second region are connected to each other via a joining region, and wherein the joining region is subjected to a shearing load in the event of loading from the container interior side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAF-HOLLAND GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Brunsch
  • Patent number: 10905849
    Abstract: A medical device assembly is disclosed, comprising a medical device, such as a urinary catheter, and preferably having a hydrophilic surface coating, and a package forming a closed compartment around the catheter. The package is formed of at least one sheet of tearable material and comprises a first weld extending along a first side in a first direction of the package and a second weld extending along a second side in a second direction of the package. The first and second directions are different and preferably orthogonal to each other. A tear line is provided in the second weld, and arranged to direct a subsequent tear towards the first weld. Further, the first weld is provided with an inward protrusion, protruding inwardly towards the closed compartment, at a distance from the second weld. A corresponding method of production is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventors: Thomas Steindahl, Kristina Eklöf
  • Patent number: 10894642
    Abstract: A closure (100) for a container (104) comprises a base (106) and a spout (110) disposed upon a mouth of said container (104) and defining a void space (134) between them; a cap (118) which comprises an inner body (124) concentrically disposed within an outer body (122), said cap configured to be disposed on said base (106) so as to seal therewith; and at least one tamper-evident device (136) extending between and locking together said cap (118) and said base (106), said tamper-evident device (136) comprising a flattened member extending from an edge of said inner body member (124) over at least one frangible link (140) and engaging said base (106) such that when the cap (118) is opened said at least one frangible link (140) ruptures, said tamper-evident device (136) consequently falling into and being partially obscured by said void space (134).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10894637
    Abstract: Provided is a plugging-type resin cap which can sufficiently seal a container and in which, upon uncapping of the container, a restraining band loosens after the pressure in the container is released without the application of an excessive force. A plugging-type resin cap (100) includes a restraining band (130), a tab (140), and engagement projections (151). The restraining band (130) has an arcuate restraining portion (131), stoppers (132), and an upwardly projecting portion (133). The stoppers (132) are formed to extend radially outward from the circumferential both ends of the restraining portion (131). The engagement projections (151) are disposed over an outer side surface of a skirt wall (120) in the vicinity of the circumferential both ends of a tab (140). The stoppers (132) and the engagement projections (151) are formed to be fittable with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumi Enomoto, Koshin Ri, Sei Nakagawa, Katsumi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10888408
    Abstract: A “dry” packaging in which a prosthetic heart valve is packaged within a container with hydrogel that can be provided in many forms. Certain embodiments include hydrogel that is preloaded with glycerol or the like. The hydrogel regulates the humidity within the container through a diffusion-driven mechanism if a gradient of humidity between the inside and the outside of the hydrogel exists. Humidity regulation is important to prevent the tissue of the valve structure from drying out. When the partially-hydrated hydrogel is present within container, which is saturated with air of a predefined humidity, the water molecules from the air will be absorbed by the hydrogel if the air humidity is high (i.e. when the thermodynamics favor hydrogel hydration) or vice versa. Various embodiments are configured to also house at least a portion of a delivery device for delivering the prosthetic heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Ryan, David Clarke, Kshitija Garde, Ya Guo, Benjamin Wong, Yogesh Darekar, Luke Lehmann, Wei Wang, Laura McKinley, Paul Devereux, Joshua Dudney, Tracey Tien, Karl Olney
  • Patent number: 10842187
    Abstract: A humidor with improved moisture control. A box and liner are provided with a circumferential seam separating a lower portion and an upper portions that engage along upper and lower edges, which each have a curvilinear cross section profile. The curvilinear profiles define convex cylindrical portions joined with concave cylindrical portions along the edges. The lower edge profiles and the upper edges profiles are aligned to cooperatively and correspondingly engage the concave cylindrical portions with the convex cylindrical portions between the upper edges and the lower edges while the upper portion is disposed on the lower portion, to thereby form a circuitous path against the movement of air and moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Robert A. Akin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10837566
    Abstract: A cap assembly for a container comprises a cap and a body coupled to the cap. The body includes a peripheral wall and a valve seat. The valve seat includes a first side facing the cap and a second side facing away from the cap. A first check valve having an elastic valve body is positioned at the second side of the seat. A second check valve having an elastic valve body is positioned at the first side of the valve seat. When a pressure at the first side of the valve seat exceeds a pressure at the second side of the valve seat by a first predetermined value, the first check valve opens; and when the pressure at the second side exceeds the pressure at the first side by a second predetermined value, the second check valve opens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sam Li, Charles Qin
  • Patent number: 10827811
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to utensil holders, and more particularly, the present disclosure relates to such holders that are flat card-like all-in-one tool and holder. The present disclosure provides a robust, durable, waterproof flat all-in-one tool and holder having not only compartments for a number of removable or deployable tools such as but not limited to a Phillips Power/Driving Bits, Hex Power/Driving Bits, Torx Power/Driving Bits, Slotted Power/Driving Bits, and Flathead Power/Driving Bits or the like, but also one or more edges is carved to have at least a box cutter, a string cutter, a bottle opener, a wingnut tool, a plurality of metric wrench set of different sizes, a paint can opener, a threaded locking screw, a wire striper, a plurality of Spoke wrenches (SW) of different sizes, and Swiss T-20 Torn nipple wrench and a Hex Bits socket, and at least a file tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Rojoeyl Aquino
  • Patent number: 10807786
    Abstract: A livestock medication containment and administration container has a thermally insulated body defining an interior cavity and a top opening. A lid is movably attached to the thermally insulated body and has one or more apertures extending through the lid that are configured to receive a dispensing end of a livestock medication delivery device. Divider panels provide interior compartments for storage of livestock medication vials and associated administration supplies. Preferably, the lid is divided so that access to the medication and administration supplies may be accomplished through a first lid side while the medication delivery devices are carried in a second lid side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Malley Corporation
    Inventor: Darla Bramwell
  • Patent number: 10800572
    Abstract: A convertible carrier includes first and second carrier units (101A, 101B). The first carrier unit includes a first side panel (114A) and a first medial panel (110A) disposed opposed to the first side panel. The second carrier unit includes a second side panel (114B) and a second medial panel (110B) disposed opposed to the second side panel. The first and second medial panels are in a face-contacting arrangement to form a medial wall disposed between the first and second side panels. The first and second medial panels are retained in the face-contacting arrangement by at least one hinged connection (149, 161) between the first and second medial panels and by at least one removable joint. The removable joint is formed in part from part (162A) of the first medial panel and in part (162B) from part of the second medial panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Ekaterina V. Gaidaeva, Caleb S. Loftin, Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 10773870
    Abstract: A package comprises a wraparound carrier (90) enclosing a plurality of articles (C) arranged in a two-row group. Each of the plurality of articles has a tapered body and a peripheral chime (70) defining a recessed bottom. The wraparound carrier includes a plurality of chime locks (58) that each engage the peripheral chime of a respective one of the plurality of articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Tamio Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10734264
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer container assembly includes a container defining an exterior and defining an interior having a wafer storage area adapted to support one or more semiconductor wafers. The container also defines an opening in the container between the exterior and the interior. The container has a door and a latching mechanism to sealingly secure the door closed, and the door is openable for access to the wafer storage area. A passive getter module is removably secured with respect to the exterior of the container by substantially rigid connection structure that is a part of or extends from substantially rigid getter module housing. Getter material is disposed within the housing to decrease concentration of contaminants within the wafer storage area of the container via the access opening and the opening in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. King, Matthew A. Fuller, John Burns, Martin Forbes
  • Patent number: 10723540
    Abstract: A thermally insulated holder for beverage cans includes a cylindrical sleeve and a retaining ring that couples to the upper end of the sleeve. A beverage can fits into the sleeve with the upper portion of the can extending above the sleeve. The retaining ring has a circular opening in its upper wall that engages the shoulder of the can to clamp the can in place. The retaining ring has a side wall that extends outward of the sleeve and down over the upper end of the sleeve. The lower edge of the retaining ring side wall defines a ledge. A user can grasp the sleeve with one or more fingers in contact with the ledge to provide a more comfortable and secure grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Ryan A. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10682194
    Abstract: Sterilization packaging systems with features for sealing a volume against an ingress of contaminants are provided. Such features include a frame including a plurality of vertical members and a plurality of horizontal members, each vertical member and horizontal member having an inner side and an outer side; a sterilization wrap, a first portion of the sterilization wrap positioned adjacent the inner side of each vertical member and each horizontal member to define a volume and an opening to access the volume; and a lid for sealing the volume against an ingress of contaminants. Additionally, a sterility gauge for signaling whether the volume is sealed against contaminants also may be provided. Exemplary sterilization packaging systems may include other features as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Y. Houde, Joseph D. Hurdle, Joseph A. Cesa, Michelle N. Farmer, Prasad Shrikishna Potnis
  • Patent number: 10676267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for making an insulating container having at least one cavity in a lid insulating structure or base insulating structure and having at least one vacuum insulated panel disposed within the at least one cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Christopher M. Keller, Edward Abante, Dustin Bullock, Matthew Neeley, Mark Carlson Rane, James William Sonntag, Dennis Zuck
  • Patent number: 10661970
    Abstract: Provided is a vacuum heat-insulating container including an outer cylinder having a bottom and an inner cylinder having a bottom and disposed inside the outer cylinder, with a vacuum space formed between the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder. The inner cylinder and the outer cylinder are disposed such that an opening plane of the inner cylinder is located outward of an opening plane of the outer cylinder. The outer cylinder has a first annular wall. The inner cylinder has a second annular wall. The vacuum heat-insulating container further includes an annular sealing member that is made of an elastic body having a lower coefficient of heat transfer than the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder, and that is squeezed between the first annular wall and the second annular wall so as to seal the vacuum space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Osamu Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10661948
    Abstract: A pouch includes two sheets placed one upon another, a seal, and a non-sealed portion. The seal includes a first seal portion and a second seal portion. The first seal portion extends along an edge of the two sheets. The second seal portion is depressed toward the accommodation cavity. The second seal portion includes a distal end portion and a connection portion. The distal end portion is configured to be ripped by stress concentration that occurs when steam generated from the contents raises pressure of the accommodation cavity. The connection portion is configured to connect the distal end portion and the first seal portion. The connection portion includes a ripping restriction portion configured to restrict ripping of the second seal portion that progresses from the distal end portion toward the first seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimono