Patents by Inventor Paul V. Kelley

Paul V. Kelley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200172546
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods for inhibiting the activity of SHP2 phosphatase with the compounds and compositions of the disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander M. Taylor, André Lescarbeau, Elizabeth H. Kelley, Kelley C. Shortsleeves, Lucian V. DiPietro, W. Patrick Walters, Mark Andrew Murcko, Levi Charles Thomas Pierce, Yong Tang, Fabrizio Giordanetto, Jack Benjamin Greisman, Paul Maragakis, Sathesh Bhat, Markus Kristofer Dahlgren, Eric Therrien
  • Publication number: 20200130248
    Abstract: A hot fill plastic container has a dome portion with a convex outer surface that defines a maximum outer diameter of the container so as to extend outwardly beyond a main body portion of the container. The generally egg-shaped dome portion enhances the crush resistance of the dome and provides a point of contact between containers when they are placed adjacent to one another. A circumferential stiffening groove may be provided near a lower end of the dome portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott E. Bysick, JR., Paul V. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20200062760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods for inhibiting the activity of SHP2 phosphatase with the compounds and compositions of the invention. The present invention further relates to, but is not limited to, methods for treating disorders associated with SHP2 deregulation with the compounds ad compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Fabrizio Giordanetto, Jack Benjamin Greisman, Paul Maragakis, Alexander M. Taylor, Lucian V. Dipietro, Elizabeth H. Kelley, André Lescarbeau, Mark Andrew Murcko, Levi Charles Thomas Pierce, Kelley C. Shortsleeves, W. Patrick Walters, Sathesh Bhat, Eric Therrien, Markus Kristofer Dahlgren
  • Patent number: 10322837
    Abstract: A hot fill plastic container has a dome portion with a convex outer surface that defines a maximum outer diameter of the container so as to extend outwardly beyond a main body portion of the container. The generally egg-shaped dome portion enhances the crush resistance of the dome and provides a point of contact between containers when they are placed adjacent to one another. A circumferential stiffening groove may be provided near a lower end of the dome portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott E. Bysick, Paul V. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10214407
    Abstract: Systems and methods using container holders configured to provide a stable support for containers held therein in order to efficiently cool the containers after a hot-fill or elevated temperature operation. The container holders can allow a fluid to pass from an inner volume of the container holder to outside the container holder through side apertures and/or an open bottom end of the container holder. Groups of containers and container holders also may be cooled. Groups of containers in container holders can be processed through the cooling operation at a speed different from a speed for holderless containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul V. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20180215494
    Abstract: A blow molded plastic container is provided. The container has a body section having a substantially non-circular cross-sectional shape, the body section having an enclosed bottom portion that forms a bottom end of the container and substantially flat side portions extending upwardly from the bottom end; a finish defining an opening; and a dome extending from the body section to the finish. The dome includes at least one stiffening structure formed by an inwardly indented, vertically extending groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: John E. Denner, Gregory A. Trude, Paul V. Kelley, Richard K. Ogg, Seungyeol Hong, David Melrose
  • Patent number: 10035690
    Abstract: Method and system for handling a plurality of hot-filled and capped containers having temporary deformations or distortions caused by vacuums induced in the containers. For each container, temporary deformations are confined or directed to a particular portion of the container. Annular hoop rings can be provided to confine the temporary deformations to a smooth sidewall portion of the container between the annular hoop rings. Alternatively, one or more supplemental vacuum panels can be provided to confine or direct the temporary deformation thereto. The annular hoop rings and the one or more supplemental vacuum panels can provide for substantially stable touch points for the container. The containers are conveyed with temporary deformations such that substantially stable contact points of each container are in contact with corresponding substantially stable contact points of other containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick
  • Publication number: 20180002057
    Abstract: A hot fill plastic container has a dome portion with a convex outer surface that defines a maximum outer diameter of the container so as to extend outwardly beyond a main body portion of the container. The generally egg-shaped dome portion enhances the crush resistance of the dome and provides a point of contact between containers when they are placed adjacent to one another. A circumferential stiffening groove may be provided near a lower end of the dome portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott E. Bysick, Paul V. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20150375884
    Abstract: Systems and methods using container holders configured to provide a stable support for containers held therein in order to efficiently cool the containers after a hot-fill or elevated temperature operation. The container holders can allow a fluid to pass from an inner volume of the container holder to outside the container holder through side apertures and/or an open bottom end of the container holder. Groups of containers and container holders also may be cooled. Groups of containers in container holders can be processed through the cooling operation at a speed different from a speed for holderless containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul V. Kelley
  • Patent number: 9133006
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to container holders configured to provide a stable support for containers held therein in order to efficiently cool the containers after a hot-fill or elevated temperature operation. The container holders can allow a fluid to pass from an inner volume of the container holder to outside the container holder through side apertures and/or an open bottom end of the container holder. Groups of containers and container holders also may be cooled. Groups of containers in container holders can be processed through the cooling operation at a speed different from a speed for holderless containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul V. Kelley
  • Patent number: 9038848
    Abstract: A base structure for a blow-molded container having an annular sidewall and a central longitudinal axis, the base structure comprising: a bottom portion; an annular support heel positioned between the sidewall and the bottom portion, wherein the annular support heel is angled inwardly at an angle ? of from about 15° to about 46° relative a plane extending from the sidewall; and a first rounded edge between the sidewall and the annular support heel and a second rounded edge between the annular support heel and the bottom portion, wherein each of the first and second rounded edge has a radius of curvature of from about 1.0 mm to about 14.0 mm, and wherein the blow-molded container comprises a material selected from the group consisting of polyethylene terephthalate and polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul V. Kelley
  • Patent number: 8991643
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprising: a cap member having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a wall portion having an outer surface and an inner surface wherein the inner surface comprises threads to mate with a threaded neck finish of a container; and a composite disc member comprising: an outer vent ring portion comprising a plurality of vents wherein the vents provide a path for air to travel from an area near the threads to an area between the bottom surface of the cap member and the composite disc member, wherein the vent ring portion functions to seal liquid in the container thus preventing the liquid from traveling to the threaded neck finish of the container; and an inner flexible diaphragm portion in a first position, wherein the flexible diaphragm portion flexes to compensate for a change in pressure within the container by transitioning downwards in response to a decrease in pressure and/or by transitioning upwards in response to an increase in pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wurster, Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick
  • Publication number: 20150028040
    Abstract: A base structure for a blow-molded container having an annular sidewall and a central longitudinal axis, the base structure comprising: a bottom portion; an annular support heel positioned between the sidewall and the bottom portion, wherein the annular support heel is angled inwardly at an angle ? of from about 15° to about 46° relative a plane extending from the sidewall; and a first rounded edge between the sidewall and the annular support heel and a second rounded edge between the annular support heel and the bottom portion, wherein each of the first and second rounded edge has a radius of curvature of from about 1.0 mm to about 14.0 mm, and wherein the blow-molded container comprises a material selected from the group consisting of polyethylene terephthalate and polypropylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Paul V. Kelley
  • Patent number: 8636944
    Abstract: A method of plastic container having a deep inset base of the type that has a standing ring for supporting the container on a flat surface includes steps of molding a container blank having a standing ring and a base projection portion that is formed beneath the standing ring and relatively displacing the base projection portion upwardly with respect to the standing ring until the base projection portion is positioned above the standing ring. An improved plastic container having a deep inset base is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company L.P.
    Inventors: Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick, Brian A. Lynch, Thomas E. Nahill, Romuald Philippe
  • Patent number: 8627944
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for conveying a plurality of deformable containers. The system can include a conveyor apparatus, an in-feed apparatus, and a rotary apparatus. The in-feed apparatus can be configured to receive the containers from the conveyor apparatus, and may include a first feed screw and a second feed screw. The rotary apparatus can be configured to receive the plurality of filled and sealed containers after the in-feed apparatus. The in-feed apparatus also may be configured to space adjacent filled and sealed containers, with the first and second feed screws acting on the containers to create the spacing. The space created between adjacent containers may be for receipt by said rotary apparatus. The first feed screw may be configured to be positioned substantially directly above the containers, and the second feed screw may be positioned so as to act on the sidewall of the plurality of sealed and filled containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company L.P.
    Inventors: Paul V. Kelley, David A. Kohler
  • Patent number: 8597748
    Abstract: A preform for making a lightweighted plastic container includes a finish portion having at least one external thread defined thereon that has a first sidewall thickness, a main body portion, an end cap, and a transition portion between the end cap and the main body portion. The end cap has a second side wall thickness that preferably is not less than said first side wall thickness of the finish portion. The main body portion is preferably unstepped, and the outer surface of the transition portion is preferably concave as viewed in longitudinal cross-section. In addition, the transition portion preferably extends for a longitudinal distance, and a ratio of the longitudinal distance to an outer radius of the end cap is preferably within a range of about 0.3 to about 0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul V. Kelley, Gregory A. Trude
  • Publication number: 20130306660
    Abstract: A hot fill plastic container has a dome portion with a convex outer surface that defines a maximum outer diameter of the container so as to extend outwardly beyond a main body portion of the container. The generally egg-shaped dome portion enhances the crush resistance of the dome and provides a point of contact between containers when they are placed adjacent to one another. A circumferential stiffening groove may be provided near a lower end of the dome portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: SCOTT E. BYSICK, PAUL V. KELLEY
  • Patent number: 8429880
    Abstract: Method and system for handling a plurality of hot-filled and capped containers having temporary deformations or distortions caused by vacuums induced therein. The deformations are confined or directed to a particular portion of the container. Annular hoop rings can be provided to confine the temporary deformations to a smooth sidewall portion of the container between the annular hoop rings. Alternatively, one or more supplemental vacuum panels can be provided to confine or direct the temporary deformation thereto. The annular hoop rings and the one or more supplemental vacuum panels can provide for substantially stable touch points for the container. The containers are conveyed with temporary deformations such that substantially stable contact points of each container are in contact with corresponding substantially stable contact points of other containers. After the conveying, a moveable element it a bottom end of each container is activated substantially permanently to remove the vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company L.P.
    Inventors: Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick
  • Publication number: 20120248127
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprising: a cap member having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a wall portion having an outer surface and an inner surface wherein the inner surface comprises threads to mate with a threaded neck finish of a container; and a composite disc member comprising: an outer vent ring portion comprising a plurality of vents wherein the vents provide a path for air to travel from an area near the threads to an area between the bottom surface of the cap member and the composite disc member, wherein the vent ring portion functions to seal liquid in the container thus preventing the liquid from traveling to the threaded neck finish of the container; and an inner flexible diaphragm portion in a first position, wherein the flexible diaphragm portion flexes to compensate for a change in pressure within the container by transitioning downwards in response to a decrease in pressure and/or by transitioning upwards in response to an increase in pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wurster, Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick
  • Publication number: 20120240515
    Abstract: Method and system for handling a plurality of hot-filled and capped containers having temporary deformations or distortions caused by vacuums induced therein. The deformations are confined or directed to a particular portion of the container. Annular hoop rings can be provided to confine the temporary deformations to a smooth sidewall portion of the container between the annular hoop rings. Alternatively, one or more supplemental vacuum panels can be provided to confine or direct the temporary deformation thereto. The annular hoop rings and the one or more supplemental vacuum panels can provide for substantially stable touch points for the container. The containers are conveyed with temporary deformations such that substantially stable contact points of each container are in contact with corresponding substantially stable contact points of other containers. After the conveying, a moveable element it a bottom end of each container is activated substantially permanently to remove the vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick