With Structural Locking Modification Patents (Class 206/1.5)
  • Patent number: 10470976
    Abstract: Medication packaging includes a body defining a cavity for disposal of medication. A closure member is disposed with the body. The closure member includes an advancement mechanism and a window that displays indicia of a medication dosage regimen. The closure member is rotatable between a medication accessible configuration and a closed configuration that includes a sealing position and an advance position to incrementally advance the indicia. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Warden, Eric Richardson, JoAnna Terhune, Michael Scouvart, Anthony R Mauro
  • Patent number: 10472136
    Abstract: A container includes container body (120) defining an interior (122) and an opening (124) leading to the interior. A lid (140) is movable with respect to the container body to move the container between a closed position in which the lid covers the opening and an opened position in which the opening is exposed. A housing (180) is affixed to an upper portion of the container body, adjacent to the opening. A release (160) is movably housed within the housing. The release is configured to move between a locked position in which the release retains the lid in the closed position, and an unlocked position, in which the release permits the lid to move into the opened position. The release moves from the locked position to the unlocked position by a first movement in a radially inward direction of the container, followed by a second movement in an axially upward direction of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Herve Pichot, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10463793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shell assembly for a medicament delivery device, which shell assembly comprises at least one first shell section provided with an entry passage and designed such that at least a major part of a medicament delivery device entered through said entry passage is accommodated inside said at least one first shell section, a closure element operably arranged to said at least one first shell section for closing said entry passage, and fixation elements arranged for fixating said medicament delivery device in relation to said at least one first shell section and said closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Wen-An Chang, Hsueh-Yi Chen, Chia-Hsin Su
  • Patent number: 10453317
    Abstract: An anti-theft hangtag is revealed. The anti-theft hangtag is used for packing tools with circular grooves. The hangtag includes a hanging portion and a mounting portion. The mounting portion consists of a receiving portion and antitheft members. The antitheft members are arranged at one end of the receiving portion with an opening. The antitheft members are used to clamp the tool and preventing the tool from being removed from the hangtag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROTE MATE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ying-Tsung Lai
  • Patent number: 10301081
    Abstract: Implementations herein may involve a packaging system including a first box part including a plurality of lid walls, where a first lid wall comprises an aperture and a latch slidably disposed within the aperture. The packaging system may also include a second box part having a plurality of tray walls, where a first tray wall comprises a channel sized to slidably receive the latch. The channel may include an assembly channel segment and a locking channel segment, where the assembly channel segment intersects an edge of the first tray wall. Further, the second box part may be configured to fit within the first box part such that a) the assembly channel segment is aligned with the latch when the latch is in a first position within the aperture, and b) the latch is slidable within the locking channel segment to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Krieger, Michelle Enright, Matthew Ka-Ming Chung, Stefan Reichert, Jeremiah Robert Etchison, Christopher George Palmer
  • Patent number: 10244840
    Abstract: A jewelry storage device includes a box body unit and a locking unit. The box body unit includes a first body, and a second body, wherein a plurality of first and second connecting members are formed at rear sides of the first and second bodies respectively and are coupled with each other to pivotally connect the first body with the second body. The locking unit includes a mortice lock member and a locking member provided at front sides of the first and second bodies respectively in a hidden manner. The first and second connecting members are not protruded from the rear sides of the first and second bodies respectively. The mortice lock member and the locking member are not protruded from the front sides of said first and second bodies respectively. Therefore, the box body unit has no protruded portion formed at the first and second bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DIKAI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiu Ling Zhu, Gary Bruce Peckham
  • Patent number: 10221010
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to locking devices for waste containers, particularly residential or commercial waste containers. The present invention also relates to a waste container having a locking device which keeps the container closed when a sudden jerking or jarring, such as ground impact, is applied on the container, but allows the container to be opened during the dumping or tipping process. The locking device contains an impact detecting paddle or rolling member to provide a mechanical impact sensor that can detect whether the container has been unintendedly tipped over in the forward direction or whether it is being tipped over, such as for dumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Serio-Us Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Reeb, James L. Martin, II
  • Patent number: 10173812
    Abstract: A wafer container with a latch mechanism that provides sealing for large wafer containers, such as for 450 mm wafers, accomplishes secure door closing and latching with reduced torque requirements for rotating the central rotatable cam plate. In various embodiments, a camming slot formed in the rotatable cammed plate is arcuate and defined by opposing cam surfaces which are selectively engaged by a cam follower, such as a roller, attached to a proximal end of a latch arm. The roller can include unitary axle portions that snap into the proximal end of the latch arm and is supported at both axial ends of the roller. The proximal end of the latch arm can include parallel extensions separated by a gap, and have guide in surfaces to deflect the extensions as the axle portions of the roller are forced into position thereby seating the roller at both axial ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Gregerson, Matthew A. Fuller
  • Patent number: 10144570
    Abstract: A blister and package system made of a blister card and an outer package with unique interacting locking mechanisms. The blister card or strip is inserted into the outer package or sleeve and locks immediately without having to further process the outer package or the blister card or strip. The user is able to expose the blisters from the outer package by disengaging the lock. The blister card or strip includes a formable, pliable sheet material, into which one or more individual cavities or blisters are formed. The separated cavities are loaded with product and sealed with one or more layers of puncturable or tearable sheet material, such as aluminum foil. The blister card or strip contains a plastic rivet assembly that forms an interference mechanism. The rivet is trapped by an internally formed panel and stopped by a catch flap included in the outer package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Weston, Frank Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10071326
    Abstract: Described are filter cartridges comprising: a cartridge body and a filter media; a stem extending from the cartridge body, the stem having an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and a stem face that comprises a first valve driving surface and a second valve driving surface; and at least one lug attached to either the filter body or the stem having a leading engagement edge. The filter cartridges are suitable for translational insertion and rotational engagement of a manifold, wherein upon translation insertion, a valve engagement member of the filter cartridge engages a portion of a valve body of a manifold valve; during a first stage rotation, one or more retaining members of the filter cartridge engage a manifold cam of a manifold; and during a second stage rotation, the valve engagement member imparts rotational movement to the valve body. Systems and methods incorporating the filter cartridges are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Schmoll
  • Patent number: 10035642
    Abstract: A reclosable package for an article may include a base with a planar floor defining an article-retaining cavity and raised sidewalls extending about the perimeter forming part of the article-retaining cavity with a cover with raised sidewalls coupled to the base configured to move between an open position and a closed position. The sidewalls may form a double wall about the perimeter of the base with a channel that remains open when the cover is disposed in the closed position. A plurality of projections extending from at least one sidewall of at least one of the cover and base and a plurality of notches in at least one sidewall of at least one of the cover and base keep the cover closed as the projections insert into the notches with a snap fit engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Portage Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Putnam, Gregg S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10023374
    Abstract: An anti-theft display card is provided, including: a main body, having at least one sleeved structure protruding thereon, the at least one sleeved structure having a through slot open on a free end thereof and forming two restricting walls spacingly, a side of the main body opposite to the through slot having at least one through hole communicating with the through slot, a direction in which the two restricting walls face each other defining a variation direction; at least one restricting member, each said restricting member having a connecting portion connected to the main body and at least one abutting portion, each said abutting portion being inserted into one said through slot of the at least one sleeved structure through one of the through holes to restrict the two restricting walls to move relative to each other along the variation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Yu-Hua Ou
  • Patent number: 9981788
    Abstract: A child-resistant package comprises a carton and a tray removably slidably receivable in the carton with a releasable locking mechanism. A laterally displaceable locking tab is biased to extend outwardly from the tray, and the carton has an inner wall disposed interiorly of, spaced from and adjacent to an outer wall of the carton. A locking slot is formed in the inner wall for releasably receiving the locking tab and the outer wall has an inwardly depressible button adjacent the inner wall and in registration with the locking slot. When in registration with the locking slot, the locking tab moves into the locking slot, engaging an edge of the locking slot to resist withdrawal of the tray from the carton. Pushing the button inwardly pushes the locking tab out of the locking slot, enabling the locking tab to slide along the inner wall of the carton for withdrawing the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: INGERSOLL PAPER BOX CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: John Skinner
  • Patent number: 9968518
    Abstract: A package includes a container having an open end and a closed end, and a slider slidably mounted within the container. A releasable locking feature is provided at a side of the package, which comprises a pair of locking edges, one associated with a sidewall of each of the slider and container respectively, and a release area for releasing a locking abutment between the locking edges. The release area is provided in the sidewall of the container having the locking edge, and the locking edge of the slider comprises two or more plies of a material used to provide the slider. The package includes means for biasing the locking edge of the slider into engagement with the locking edge of the container. The biasing means extends from a blister pack carrier connected to the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Hammond, Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 9968517
    Abstract: Tubes for storing unit doses of drugs are disclosed, the tubes may include an elongate outer casing having two open ends, an inner structure inside said casing, which includes two opposite symmetrical walls connected at the ends thereof and ribbed on the inner surfaces thereof such as to enable the insertion and fastening of a blister pack containing a unit dose of a drug in channels opposite to said walls, and a pulling means for inserting and extracting the inner structure from the outer casing. Devices and methods for filling the tube with unit doses of drugs is also disclosed, along with cabinets for dispensing unit doses of drugs from said storage tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Isish Healthcare System, S.L.
    Inventors: Rafael Maria Lopez Losada, José Maria Argüello Martinez, Josep Monterde Junyent, Julio Martinez Cutillas
  • Patent number: 9931273
    Abstract: A package includes a container having an open end and a closed end, and a slider slidably mounted within the container. The slider has sidewalls a facing panel and an end wall. The slider has a first end that is closest to the end wall of the container and opposite second end defined by the end wall of the slider. The end wall of the slider is connected to the facing panel of the slider at a first edge thereof, and is connected to a panel of a blister pack carrier at an opposite second edge thereof, the first and second edges of the end wall being connected by side edges of the end wall. The sidewalls of the slider terminate at a position spaced from the end wall of the slider, and a pair of flaps are connected to respective side edges of the end wall of the slider along respective foldlines, each flap being folded toward an end of the sidewall on its respective side of the slider and extending over at least a portion of the distance between the end of the sidewall and the end wall of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Hammond, Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 9909801
    Abstract: A refrigerator having a display is disclosed herein. The display may display contents of the refrigerator, display recommended recipes based on the contents, and display an operational state of the refrigerator. The refrigerator may include a body, at least one door, at least one storage area, a display for displaying a GUI having a first region for displaying an image of the at least one storage area and a second region for displaying a control interface, a memory having information for contents of the at least one storage area, a communication interface, and a controller for controlling the display. The controller may control a display of at least one icon for a type of food in the second region of the GUI and may control a display of one of the at least one icon in the first region of the GUI based on an input at the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kangwoon Cheon, Daejong Kang
  • Patent number: 9899054
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods disclosed herein include apparatus, systems, and methods for securing the information contained on information discs, such as CD's, DVD's, Blu-Ray discs, or any optical media used for carrying information. The apparatus includes a security device that prevents unauthorized users from accessing the protected disc, discs, or spindle. The apparatus is such that any unauthorized attempts to unlock the locking device will result in damage to the disc, making it unreadable and/or unrenderable. The security device may be part of a system that also includes a network and a remote authentication server. Authentication data is transmitted over the network between the security device and the remote authentication server. The authentication data is then used to determine whether or not to unlock the security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence Wilk, Mark Arana, Kevin Liao
  • Patent number: 9889976
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a child resistant and senior friendly dispenser. The dispenser can be used to hold or retain medicine such as, for example, pills. The dispenser can include a bottle and a bottle cap. The cap can restrict access to the contents of the bottle based on one or more incorporated child resistant features. The cap can include a base and a lid. The base can be coupled to a top portion or neck of the bottle to secure the cap to the bottle. The lid can include one or more snaps for securing to the base when in a closed positioned. The base can include one or more corresponding recesses or slots for accepting and securing the snaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Miller, Jacquelyn Hui-Yan Wan, Bennett P. Daley, Peter Rezac, Timothy Bernard Coker, Ryan Neil Peter Hall, Timothy Andrew Vanderpoel
  • Patent number: 9888597
    Abstract: An elastic cover, adapted to be disposed at a lateral side of an electronic device to cover at least a portion of a transmitting port, includes a body having two shielding sheets. Each shielding sheet includes a first portion close to the other shielding sheet and a second portion away from the other shielding sheet. A turn is formed between the first and the second portions so that a cross-section of the shielding sheet appears as a V shape. An opening of the V shape is adapted to face the lateral side. A slit is formed between the two shielding sheets and adapted to correspond to the transmitting port. A transmitting object is adapted to push the two first portions to enlarge the slit, so as to pass through the body and be plugged into the transmitting port. An electronic apparatus having the elastic cover is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jyh-Chyang Tzou, Yuan-Ping Chu, Tsai-Wen Mao, Bar-Long Denq, Chun-Ping Li
  • Patent number: 9844489
    Abstract: A childproof and senior friendly packaging container having a housing defining a chamber for removably receiving a blister card or sheet. The blister card includes a blister or node on its end to engage a pair of slots within the housing sleeve to retain the blister card in a stored position and an extended position. The node may include a sloped rear surface to allow the blister card to be returned to a stored position. Squeezing the sides of the housing about the interior slot biases both the top panel of the housing and the panels defining the slot to release the node from the slot to allow the blister card to be withdrawn. A removable display panel may be attached to the packaging container to facilitate placement of the container in point of purchase displays while not interfering with the ability of consumers to access the contents. A cover with a tuck flap may be used to selectively cover the open end of the packaging container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: COLBERT PACKAGING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 9840355
    Abstract: Implementations herein may involve a packaging system including a first box part including a plurality of lid walls, where a first lid wall comprises an aperture and a latch slidably disposed within the aperture. The packaging system may also include a second box part having a plurality of tray walls, where a first tray wall comprises a channel sized to slidably receive the latch. The channel may include an assembly channel segment and a locking channel segment, where the assembly channel segment intersects an edge of the first tray wall. Further, the second box part may be configured to fit within the first box part such that a) the assembly channel segment is aligned with the latch when the latch is in a first position within the aperture, and b) the latch is slidable within the locking channel segment to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Krieger, Michelle Enright, Matthew Ka-Ming Chung, Stefan Reichert, Jeremiah Robert Etchison, Christopher George Palmer
  • Patent number: 9731873
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cover device used to cover the built-in valve mounting channel port of IBC and a container. The IBC comprises a side plate, a base and a channel located in the base and used to receive the built-in valve. The cover device comprises a cover and structures or components used to detachably connect the cover to the side plate over the channel. The cover can be installed on the base at the position adjacent to the side plate, and can be rotated around a rotational axis of the cover itself, so as to open or cover the channel port. The cover is further provided with a lock hole, and the base is provided with a locking slot, so that the cover can be locked to the base by a disposable lock. The cover device of the present invention has a simple structure and is easy to operate. Further, it can well achieve the effect of dust-proof and/or thief-evident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Shanghai Hongyan Returnable Transit Packagings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenjing Wei, Qingxin Liao
  • Patent number: 9734378
    Abstract: A portable biometric lighter device (100) generally involving a control unit (210), a biometric sensor, such as a fingerprint sensor (140), wherein the biometric sensor is configured to scan a biometric data of a user and is operably coupled to the control unit (210), and an ignition element, wherein the ignition element is activated by the control unit (210) upon a match of the scanned biometric data of the user and a biometric data of an authorized user that is stored in a memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: John Gibson Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gibson, Adam Olcott, Mark Zand, Chan Leung
  • Patent number: 9725206
    Abstract: A package (1, 101, 201, 301, 401) comprises a housing (2, 102, 202) and a slide (3, 103, 203) which is slidably accommodated in the housing in a sliding direction (PI). The slide comprises a bottom wall (17), side walls (18-21) connected to the bottom wall as well as at least one flange-shaped upper edge (22) spaced from the bottom wall, which is connected to the side walls. The housing is provided with at least one recess (14, 15), in which at least one projection connected to the slide can be positioned for at least locking the slide in position in the housing. The projection can be moved out of the recess against spring force, after which the slide can be moved in the sliding direction in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ECOBLISS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Ronaldus Josephus Marie Linssen
  • Patent number: 9719286
    Abstract: A gun safe includes an enclosing structure and a communication module. The enclosing structure substantially encloses a firearm. The communication module is coupled to the enclosing structure. The communication module facilitates electronic communication with a user device to set two or more access variables to determine at least one access parameter to access the gun safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Safe
    Inventors: Ross B. Wall, Micheal M. Austin
  • Patent number: 9717275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette preventing its nozzle from falling off, comprising a shell with a hollow inner chamber. The shell is configured with an atomizer, a cylindrical liquid storage component and a storage battery and a cup holder therein, and has its one end to be inserted with a cylindrical nozzle. The nozzle coaxially defines a vent extended therethrough, and is configured with expanding portions at its outer sidewall for tightly engaging with an inner wall of the shell by expansion, the vent is configured with plural reinforcing ribs axially extended on its inner wall and a support tube positioned on its inner wall; the nozzle, the cup holder and a part of the shell collectively form a liquid smoke cup for accommodating and positioning the liquid storage component, and the liquid storage component is configured with a conduit communicated with the vent of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9714127
    Abstract: A blister and package system made of a blister card and an outer package with unique interacting locking mechanisms. The blister card or strip is inserted into the outer package or sleeve and locks immediately without having to further process the outer package or the blister card or strip. The user is able to expose the blisters from the outer package by disengaging the lock. The blister card or strip includes a formable, pliable sheet material, into which one or more individual cavities or blisters are formed. The separated cavities are loaded with product and sealed with one or more layers of puncturable or tearable sheet material, such as aluminum foil. The blister card or strip contains a plastic rivet assembly that forms an interference mechanism. The rivet is trapped by an internally formed panel and stopped by a catch flap included in the outer package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Weston, Frank Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 9617047
    Abstract: A container with a lower part and a covering part has a latch portion which protrudes downwards formed on the covering part in order to interact with a latch engagement part of the lower part, a latching tongue which extends along the lower part being formed on the latch portion. The latching tongue extends below the latch engagement part of the container in the closed state so as to leave a direct open space between the inner face of the latching tongue and an opposing outer face of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventors: Sabine Goettke, Heinrich Deters
  • Patent number: 9586748
    Abstract: A package structure is disclosed for carrying blister cards of the peel-open variety, and for securing the blister cards within an outer sleeve enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Thanhhung N. Le
  • Patent number: 9575506
    Abstract: A protecting casing for a portable electronic device has a shell and a detachable actuating panel. The actuating panel has a curved clamping sheet crossing over a front edge of the portable electronic device. A lock cylinder is mounted between the shell and the actuating panel. When the lock cylinder is locked, the actuating panel is secured. When the lock cylinder is unlocked, the actuating panel is detachable. Therefore, the actuating panel increases the stability for the protecting casing to be mounted around the portable electronic device. Further, a bolt is connected detachably to the actuating panel and the shell to selectively fasten the protecting casing and the portable electronic device at a fixed position so that the portable electronic device is kept from being stolen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ABA UFO International Corp.
    Inventor: Miko Lee
  • Patent number: 9566817
    Abstract: An interactive electronic greeting card with pop-up feature includes a pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop-up element. In a first position, the pop-up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity. When the push button is depressed, the pop-up element is ejected or “pops up” out of the greeting card pocket or cavity, revealing a greeting or other printed indicia, a mobile object or a gift card attached thereto. The push button also initiates playback of a pre-loaded digital audio file, which may be a spoken message, a sound, a song, music or other such audio recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: David Mayer
  • Patent number: 9562374
    Abstract: The protector includes a box-like metal housing formed of first and second housing parts connected by a spring-loaded hinge for movement between an open position, in which a seal associated with the vehicle cargo compartment door handle is exposed, and a closed position, in which the seal cannot be accessed. At least one of the housing parts is hollow and configured to accommodate the handle such that when the housing parts are in the closed position the seal is fully enclosed. A padlock may be used to lock the housing parts in the closed position such that the seal cannot be accidentally broken falsely indicating that the cargo compartment door has been opened during transit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Greg Haber
  • Patent number: 9560918
    Abstract: A weapon delivery system includes a vertical structure defining an opening and a hidden compartment above the opening, and a delivery structure pivoted to a bottom of the vertical structure that when in a closed position generally covers the opening. The delivery structure includes a horizontal top member adapted to support a long gun in a known orientation in the hidden compartment and, when the delivery structure is moved to an open position, causes the long gun to be dropped onto the hands of the person in the known orientation. This allows the person to immediately grasp the long gun in a manner ready to deal with an intruder or danger. The illustrated system is a bed headboard positioned so that a person sleeping on the bed can reach up, press the delivery structure, and drop the long gun into their waiting hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Franklin Henry Edwards
  • Patent number: 9540231
    Abstract: Embodiments of a semiconductor device structure are provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a cap structure. The cap structure includes: a first bonding layer and a cap substrate, and the first bonding layer is embedded in the cap substrate. The semiconductor device structure also includes a substrate structure. The substrate structure includes a substrate and a second bonding layer formed on the substrate. The substrate includes a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) substrate or a semiconductor substrate. The cap structure is bonded to the substrate structure by bonding the first bonding layer and the second bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Fung Chang, Lien-Yao Tsai, Len-Yi Leu
  • Patent number: 9528303
    Abstract: An anti-theft sleeve support, including a support and an anti-theft drop pin that is connected to the support and is snapped into the sleeve corner via the support. The support includes an octagonal hollow prism with four pairs of parallel opposite sides and a base integrated with the hollow prism. The octagonal hollow prism is capable of being inserted into the square head sleeve opposite sides; and an elastic external convex body is arranged on the exterior cylindrical surface of the opposite sides III and/or the opposite sides IV. The Invention is of simple structure and is characterized in that the support cylinder is inserted into the sleeve and rotated to a certain angle, and a drop pin is inserted into the sleeve corner to secure the support for reliable anti-theft performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HANGZHOU LIERYI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongfei Lai
  • Patent number: 9493030
    Abstract: A pen support rack for securing pens and preventing unauthorized access comprises a support member defining a rack body having a base, a trunk, and a plurality of branches and an integrated fingerprint scanner. Each branch includes a locking loop for receiving the body of a conventional pen, with its clip secured over the loop so that the pen hangs from the locking loop. Each locking loop is operative to selectively lock a pen inside through operation of an integrated electromagnet. Thus when an authorized user seeks to secure a pen to the pen support rack or remove one from the pen support rack, the user would place his finger on the fingerprint scanner. If the fingerprint is accepted by the fingerprint scanner, a signal is sent to the microcontroller causing it to toggle the provision of electricity to the electromagnets on the locking loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Isamar Valencia
  • Patent number: 9481496
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a child resistant container for nicotine products. The container comprises latching elements (8, 25) adapted to interlock with cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when said lid (3) is pushed onto a said base (2) to retain said lid (3) to said base (2). The latching elements (8, 25) are further adapted to disengage from said cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when a simultaneous force is exerted on all releasable latching arrangements (6, 7, 12, 13) by two hands of a user or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Swedish Match North Europe AB
    Inventors: David Cottle, Tom Collings, Jesper Svahn
  • Patent number: 9475605
    Abstract: A child-resistant package is disclosed comprising an inner tray, an outer sleeve, and a locking system. The locking system may comprise at least one locking tab, at least one locking slot for each locking tab, and an engagement point. The locking slots may be positioned on opposite sides of the outer sleeve and may be aligned with the locking tabs when the inner tray is slideably engaged with the outer sleeve such that the locking tabs engage the locking slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Munson Whitman Everett
  • Patent number: 9452877
    Abstract: A childproof and senior friendly packaging container having a housing that defines a chamber for removably receiving a blister card or sheet. The blister card includes a blister or node on its end that is designed to engage a pair of slots within the sleeve of the housing to retain the blister card within the housing in a stored position and an extended position. The node may include a sloped rear surface to allow the blister card to be returned to a stored position. Squeezing the sides of the housing about the interior slot biases both the top panel of the housing and the panels defining the slot to release the node from the slot to allow the blister card to be withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Colbert Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 9387960
    Abstract: A substrate storing container includes: a container body for storing semiconductor wafers; a door that is fitted to the front of the container body; and a locking mechanism locking the door. The locking mechanism includes: a rotary driver that is supported by the door and operated from a cover plate side; and a locking bar that vertically slides as the rotary driver rotates to bring the distal end into, and out of, a locking hollow of the container body. The rotary driver is separated into first and second rotary drivers. The first and second rotary drivers are formed with first and second cam portions, respectively. The first and second cam portions are made to support the proximal end of the locking bar therebetween so that the locking bar can sway in the thickness direction of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: Miraial Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nagashima, Shuichi Inoue, Takaharu Oyama, Chiaki Matsutori, Kazumasa Ohnuki, Hiroyuki Shida, Hiroki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 9365325
    Abstract: Child proof containers are provided. In some embodiments, the child proof container comprise: a removal tool having a first end; a pouch with a first edge and a second edge that together form an opening to the pouch; a first handle portion that is attached to the first edge and that includes an opening sized to receive the first end of the removal tool; a second handle portion that is attached to the second edge, that is configured to fit into a cavity in the first handle portion, that interlocks with the first handle portion when in the cavity, and that can be pushed out of the first handle portion using the first end of the removal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Michelle Bodner
  • Patent number: 9359123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved child resistant carton and methods for using the same. The improved child resistant carton comprises housing (1) and an insert (4). The housing comprises a locking mechanism (3). The housing (1) may be made from multiple panels. The panel may be of any shape and may be more than one. The housing (1) may be made of card board. The locking mechanism (3) is characterized in that the locking and releasing of the carton has improved child resistance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: WOCKHARDT LIMITED
    Inventors: Tirtharup Bhattacharjee, Parvez Akhtar
  • Patent number: 9326580
    Abstract: Containers are described herein for the transportation and distribution of replaceable consumer products, e.g. interchangeable shaving assemblies. The containers described herein include a mechanism to securely hold the container in predetermined open and closed positions. The interior of the container may provided features which serve to hold and protect the shaving assemblies when not in use, e.g., during transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SHAVELOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Craig A. Provost, John W. Griffin, William E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9144279
    Abstract: An apparatus for housing and displaying a portable electronic device includes a housing having a window sized to display a portion of a screen of a portable electronic device disposed within the housing. The apparatus also includes a first recess disposed in the housing, the first recess sized and configured to hold a stylus at a first angle relative to the housing. The apparatus also includes a second recess disposed in the housing, the second recess sized and configured to hold the stylus at a second, different angle relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: A. John Venida, Will Ali, Judy Barker, Wilson Tse
  • Publication number: 20150136619
    Abstract: A corrugated container having a open-ended box and lid for covering the open end, having grip openings on opposed end sides of the box, and grip openings on end panels of the lid that align with the grip openings of the box. A locking port opening disposed adjacent the grip opening of the box and the lid provides means for locking the lid to the box with a strap seal, to prevent tampering and unauthorized lifting of the lid and opening of the contents of the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: William Mitchell Scott
  • Publication number: 20150114854
    Abstract: A pill containment device comprising a housing, where the housing includes an inner cavity to receive a plurality of pills; a lid attached to an edge of the housing, where the lid covers the inner cavity; a secure combination locking system on the lid, where the secure combination locking system fastens the lid to the housing; and a plurality of pellets within the inner cavity of the housing, where the plurality of pellets wick moisture from the plurality of pills. The pill containment device may store the pills until a user disposes of the pills at a proper waste facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Anne Jenks
  • Publication number: 20150114862
    Abstract: A safety device for a tool display tag includes a first part having a first groove, and multiple first clamp members extend from the inside of the first groove. The first part has multiple positioning holes and multiple through holes through which bolts extend. A second part is fixed to the first part and has a second groove located corresponding to the first groove. Multiple second clamp members extend from the inside of the second groove. The second part has multiple positioning rods and multiple threaded holes. The positioning rods are inserted into the positioning holes and the bolts are threadedly connected to the threaded holes. A tag is connected to the first part. A tool is safely secured between the first and second parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: GONG FONG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Te HU
  • Patent number: 8997977
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing ammunition. The apparatus is comprised of a first member and a second member. The first member has an interior portion. The second member is configured so that at least a portion of the second member may enter the interior portion of the first member. The first member includes a first element of a securing device and the second member includes a second element of the securing device. The securing device releasably secures the first and second members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell A. Potterfield, Adam Birk, Jim Gianladis, Robert J. Zara
  • Patent number: 8991606
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product supply in the form of a container (e.g., secondary packaging) and a pharmaceutical product receiver (e.g., primary packaging) is disclosed. The pharmaceutical product receiver may include a plurality of pockets or receptacles, and may be disposed within the container. Pharmaceutical product may be enclosed within one or more of these receptacles. The pharmaceutical product receiver may be locked to at least some degree within the container to facilitate disposal of the pharmaceutical product supply, for instance at a time when some of the pharmaceutical product may have been removed from the pharmaceutical product receiver but prior to utilizing all of the pharmaceutical product originally provided with the pharmaceutical product receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventors: Vernon D. Ortenzi, Robert J. Ziemba