With Moisture Absorbent Patents (Class 206/204)
  • Patent number: 11112060
    Abstract: A mobile work machine which includes a lower protective belly plate and a machine component drawer located above the belly plate. The drawer has a bottom with at least one fluid drain aperture. A fluid drip retention tray is removably positioned below the drawer in a protected space above the belly plate. The machine component drawer and drip retention tray may each have a magnetically attractable bottom and magnets means preferably affixed to the bottom of the drawer to magnetically support the tray below the drawer. A drip retention tray is also provided for a wheel steering cylinder, the tray having a curved retainer portion which extends upwardly around the cylinder for a distance sufficient to retain the tray on said cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING CO LLC
    Inventor: Gary Crook
  • Patent number: 11053060
    Abstract: A substantially moisture tight container and lid assembly for storing and packaging moisture-sensitive items comprising an assembly with a container and a lid, the lid is attached by a hinge to an upper housing portion of the container, the lid includes a lip seal member that depends downwardly from the lid, the lip seal member is configured to abut at least a portion of the interior side of the container when the lid is in the closed position resulting in a substantially moisture tight seal between the lid and the lid, and the container assembly further comprising a base portion and an upper housing portion, the upper housing portion is capable of being snap-fit into the base portion by employing a lip seal mechanism to form a substantially moisture-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Giraud
  • Patent number: 11034476
    Abstract: A container to hold a quantity of high surface area material. High surface area material has a surface area of greater than about 20 m2/g. The container may be structured in various ways to dispose the high surface area material in the vicinity of a local environment to cause a beneficial effect on that environment. The container may include a moisture permeable wall. The high surface area material may adsorb moisture, and contain and/or emit or off-gas one or more active agent. An exemplary beneficial container may be used for one or more of the following: to control moisture; regulate temperature (e.g., provide either heating or cooling from ambient); promote tissue healing in a human by application of a medicine or treatment agent in vapor phase; destroy microbes and/or bacteria; and destroy or sequester a ripening agent associated with a foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Microlin, LLC
    Inventors: Ashok V. Joshi, Radha A. Joshi
  • Patent number: 11021312
    Abstract: The pouch includes a pouch material defining an inner cavity, the pouch material includes a first polymer layer and a gas impermeable layer, the first polymer layer forms an inner surface of the inner cavity, a consumable item in the inner cavity, and an oxygen scavenger, the oxygen scavenger includes at least one active element dispersed within a matrix material, the oxygen scavenger is at least partially connected to the first polymer layer within the inner cavity, and the first polymer layer and the matrix material both include a first polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Fath, Robert T. Mitten, Jason A. Macko
  • Patent number: 10974887
    Abstract: A container includes a container body (201), optionally a lid (220), and an insert (100) secured, optionally fixedly secured within an interior of the container body. The insert has a base material, optionally a polymer, for providing structure to the insert, and a desiccant. The insert further has an opening leading to an interior compartment (102) configured for housing products and an outer surface (104) facing an inner surface of the container body. A void is provided between an exposed portion of the outer surface of the insert and a portion of the inner surface of the container body. At least one fluid pathway is provided between the void and the interior compartment of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Freedman, Donald Lee Huber
  • Patent number: 10948477
    Abstract: A moistureproof container for accommodating a biochemical test strip. The moistureproof container includes a moistureproof unit disposed in the container body which houses the biochemical test strip. The moistureproof unit is formed of a hydrophilic polymer material on a surface of a carrier. The moistureproof unit is disposed in the container body which houses the biochemical test strip and absorbs the moisture in the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Liao-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10935475
    Abstract: A biological fluids concentration device, including a tube-in-tube assembly, is disclosed. The tube-in-tube assembly receives biologic fluids and may then be placed in the bucket of a centrifuge and spun to separate out the components of the biological fluid by their various densities. For example, whole blood may be centrifuged in the tube-in-tube assembly for separating into plasma, red blood cell component, and a buffy coat. A piston slideably and sealingly engages an inner tube of the tube-in-tube assembly, the inner tube fitting within an outer tube. A lid is designed to engage the top of the outer tube, which lid has an opening therein for receipt of a plunger. The plunger is adapted to move up and down with respect to the lid and the tubes, so as to sealingly, in a down position, and unsealingly, in an open position, engage the top of the inner tube of the tube-in-tube assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ALLIANCE PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Emad Hassouneh, Logan White, Matt Schmidt, Andrew Enke, Frank Morris
  • Patent number: 10899494
    Abstract: A product package is disclosed having e a frame part with a recess for a product and a removable inner lining. The frame part includes a base and connected side walls, end walls, and corner parts. The side and end walls each include a first part folded from the base and a second part folded from the first part toward the base. The side and end wall second parts include a cut edge which is fitted into the recess of the package, and the inner lining is fitted on top of the second parts so as to enclose the cut edges. The inner lining also includes an edge section which forms an edge flange extending over top edges of the frame part and a package lid which is arranged to be fastened to said flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: JOSPAK OY
    Inventor: Jouni Suokas
  • Patent number: 10781024
    Abstract: Provided is a high-purity tin product that does not contain undesirable carbonaceous impurities as a result of the following: a vacuum-packed high-purity metal article (vacuum-packed high-purity tin article) is obtained by vacuum packaging a high-purity metal (high-purity tin), at least a portion of a surface of a high-purity metal being covered with a fluorocarbon resin sheet; and the vacuum-packed high-purity metal article(vacuum-packed high-purity tin article) is obtained by vacuum packaging, with a vacuum packaging film, the high-purity metal in which at least a portion of a surface is covered with the fluorocarbon resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Imori, Koichi Takemoto, Hideaki Fukuyo, Shiro Tsukamoto, Takahiro Uchida, Masatomi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10760215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glass plate-interleaving paper, which is used for a glass plate for use in a display, and in which wood pulp is used as a raw material, and the number of foreign substances having a Mohs hardness of 4 or higher present on the surface of the glass plate-interleaving paper is fewer than 0.010 per square meter. Even if the glass plate-interleaving paper of the present invention is used in a conventional way as glass plate-interleaving paper with respect to a glass plate used as a substrate material for a flat panel display in which high cleanliness and high quality are required, the glass plate-interleaving paper is able to prevent damage or cracks occurring on the surface of the glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUSHU TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Akahori, Tomoki Hirasawa, Yoshiaki Tomotake, Yasuhiko Asai, Takayuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10758856
    Abstract: A filter includes (i) a filter body, (ii) a front cap associated with a first end of the filter body and coupled to and receiving smoke from a vacuum hose, (iii) a back cap associated with a second end of the filter body and having a filter exhaust sized and shaped to associate with and communicate suction from a smoke evacuation system, (iv) a compressed carbon reservoir disposed within the filter body between the front cap and the back cap, and (v) a flexible porous barrier disposed on at least a first side of the compressed carbon reservoir. The compressed carbon reservoir is under a compressive bias by the flexible porous barrier that transitions from a flexed state to a partially relaxed state in response to the compressed carbon reservoir reducing in volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn K. Horner, Jason Harris, Frederick Shelton, David Yates
  • 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: 10677777
    Abstract: A moistureproof unit for a moistureproof container for accommodating a biochemical test strip is manufactured by uniformly distributing a moistureproof layer of a hydrophilic polymer material on a surface of a carrier, and including water absorption semicircular units in the hydrophilic polymer material. The moistureproof unit is disposed in a container body which houses the biochemical test strip. The moistureproof unit absorbs the moisture in the container body via the moistureproof layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Liao-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10596333
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dose indicator comprising, a chassis comprising a chassis frame and a displacement portion, an indexable first display unit, mountable on the chassis, the first display unit being indexable about a first display axis, the indexable first display unit comprising a plurality of indexing teeth, a first display non-return arm, and a drive pawl connected at its proximal part to the displacement portion, the drive pawl comprising a socket at its distal part, the socket being adapted to engage an indexing tooth of the first display unit during indexing. The disclosure further relates to an actuator for an inhaler, wherein the actuator comprises a dose indicator as described above. The present disclosure is also directed to an inhaler comprising such actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Stephen J. Howgill
  • Patent number: 10518955
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a portable humidification device. The portable humidification device may include a container and may further include at least one wall coupled to the container that includes one or more openings configured to allow passage of vapor from the container to an environment within an enclosure in order to maintain a desired level of humidity within the enclosure. The portable humidification device may include a liquid within the container and may optionally include a liquid absorbing material within the container to adjust the distribution of vapor over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Whippet Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 10500133
    Abstract: A multi-mix infusion bag is provided. The multi-mix infusion bag includes a lower portion and an upper portion. The lower portion has a lower chamber and the upper portion includes a plurality of chambers. Each chamber is separated and contains a fluid agent. The multi-mix infusion bag is configured to transfer each fluid agent within each chamber of the upper portion into the lower chamber for mixing. The multi-mix infusion bag may include dispensing devices associated with each chamber, wherein the dispensing devices operate to transfer the fluid agents into the lower chamber for mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Tomas A. Caquias, Jesus A. Caquias
  • Patent number: 10499675
    Abstract: A structure (10) includes a formed body (1) of a predetermined shape and a liquid film (3) formed on the surface thereof, the liquid film (3) being formed by using a dispersion solution obtained by dispersing, in a dispersion medium, a liquid that is incompatible therewith. The structure (10) exhibits slipping property to the emulsified product maintaining stability. Also disclosed is a method for producing the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD., TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Nyuu, Yoshiaki Okada, Tomoyuki Miyazaki, Mikio Asakura, Yosuke Akutsu, Shinya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10486885
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to packages having a flexible top sheet sealed to a flexible embossed bottom sheet The flexible bottom sheet comprises a plurality of embossed peaks and valleys wherein each valley has a defined perimeter with a valley base integrally connected to a valley wall which thereby defines an individual liquid containment cell. The packages according to the present invention are heat resistant to allow food packaged therein to be cooked in a microwave oven such that a substantial amount of water and/or grease released by the food during the cooking process is captured beneath a food contact surface in a plurality of embossed individual liquid containment cells, in preferred embodiments, the package of the present invention is a microwavable form-fill-seal package or microwavable vacuum package for storing and cooking a precooked or cured food product with substantial water and/or fat content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Chen, Jay D. Hodson, Otacilio T. Berbert
  • Patent number: 10441978
    Abstract: A fiber sheet having both a bulky feel and softness is provided. A fiber sheet (1) is provided with a surface sheet layer (5) and a softness imparting layer (6). The fiber sheet (1) is subjected to embossing and a binder is applied to the fiber sheet (1). The softness imparting layer (6) is constituted by a plurality of fibers; and the fibers exist densely in a compressed state in a region of a boundary face between the surface sheet layer (5) and the softness imparting layer (6). Additionally, the surface sheet layer (5) is a paper material formed from pulp paper or a material including pulp as a principal raw material; and the softness imparting layer (6) is formed from crushed pulp or a material including crushed pulp as a principal raw material. Furthermore, the surface sheet layer (5) is manufactured by a paper making process; and the softness imparting layer (6) is formed by laminating crushed pulp along a flow of an airflow on a surface of the surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10413280
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a probe, a holster, and a tissue sample holder for collecting tissue samples. The probe includes a needle and a hollow cutter. The tissue sample holder includes a housing having a plurality of chambers that are configured to receive a plurality of strips connected by at least one flexible member. The flexible member is configured to permit the strips to pivot relative to each other such that the strips can shift between a flat configuration and a arcuate configuration. The tissue sample holder is rotatable to successively index each chamber to the cutter lumen such that tissue samples may be collected in the strips. The strips may be removed from the tissue sample holder and placed in a tissue sample holder container for imaging of tissue samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor W. V. Speeg, Edward A. Rhad, Emmanuel V. Tanghal, Morgan R. Hunter, Jessica P. Leimbach, Andrew P. Nock, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Patent number: 10385180
    Abstract: A method for producing a porous film having a water content percentage of less than 1000 ppm, the method including the steps of: (1) obtaining a porous film (A) having a water content percentage of not less than 1000 ppm; (2) obtaining a package by causing the obtained porous film (A) and a drying agent to be contained in a water vapor barrier packaging container and sealing the water vapor barrier packaging container; and (3) storing the obtained package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoneyama, Daizaburo Yashiki
  • Patent number: 10384852
    Abstract: A razor enclosure is disclosed herein. The razor can comprise a case, and a bottom rigid support. The case can have a base and a lid and is capable of housing a razor in a chamber formed by the lid and base. The bottom rigid support can be mounted the base. Further, the bottom rigid support can have one or more slits at the top front surface of the bottom rigid support, a tray having a rim and a recess, a permeable inner layer mounted over the one or more slits, and one or more absorbent inner cores. The rim can attach to the top back surface of the bottom rigid support such that the recess is behind the one or more slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Marquette
  • Patent number: 10384827
    Abstract: A product with packaging includes a base box having sidewalls defining a cavity, a support structure having sidewalls disposed in the cavity, the support structure sidewalls being attached to corresponding walls of the base box. A tray is attached to the support structure and disposed in the cavity. An outer periphery of the tray is larger than an inner periphery of the cavity, such that the outer periphery of the tray presses against the inner periphery of the cavity resulting in a gapless interface between the two. An outer periphery the support structure is smaller than an inner periphery of the cavity, such that it results in a tension fit between the two that pulls the inner periphery of the cavity against the tray resulting in a gapless interface between the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bhautik H. Mehta, Evan M. Rosebrock, Mark T. Uyeda, Wayne H. Cowan, Connie Yang
  • Patent number: 10351327
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to containers and other shaped articles (e.g., trays and dishes) for containing articles such as food products (e.g., cuts of meat and poultry or liquid-sensitive electronic parts) in shaped articles in which a wicking material is interposed between two thermoformed trays, at least one of which is perforated. Liquid can flow through the perforated tray into the wicking material and then elsewhere (e.g., to a cavity) in the space between the two trays. The disclosure also relates to hollow shaped articles (e.g., bottles and jars) for containing fluids. In manufacture of such hollow shaped articles, the wicking material serves as a manufacturing aid and can be removed after formation of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Converter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Millard F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10330574
    Abstract: A biological fluids concentration device, including a tube-in-tube assembly, is disclosed. The tube-in-tube assembly receives biologic fluids and may then be placed in the bucket of a centrifuge and spun to separate out the components of the biological fluid by their various densities. For example, whole blood may be centrifuged in the tube-in-tube assembly for separating into plasma, red blood cell component, and a buffy coat. A piston slideably and sealingly engages an inner tube of the tube-in-tube assembly, the inner tube fitting within an outer tube. A lid is designed to engage the top of the outer tube, which lid has an opening therein for receipt of a plunger. The plunger is adapted to move up and down with respect to the lid and the tubes, so as to sealingly, in a down position, and unsealingly, in an open position, engage the top of the inner tube of the tube-in-tube assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ALLIANCE PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Emad Hassouneh, Logan White, Matt Schmidt, Andrew Enke, Frank Morris
  • Patent number: 10288554
    Abstract: A moisture detecting bleeder material includes a fiberglass material and a moisture absorption indicator material. The moisture absorption indicator material is a component of the fiberglass material and undergoes a color change from a first color to a second color when exposed to moisture. The color change may be thermally irreversible below a threshold temperature (e.g., below a temperature of 450° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Megan N. Watson, Justin H. Register, Meredith M. Bird
  • Patent number: 10244973
    Abstract: Bodily fluid sample transport systems, devices, and method are provided. In at least one embodiment described herein, methods are provided for the physical transport of small volumes of bodily fluid in liquid form from one location to another location. By way of nonlimiting example, the samples are collected in liquid form at a collection site, transported in liquid form, and arrive at an analysis site in liquid form. In many embodiments, the liquid form during transport is not held in a porous matrix, wicking material, webbing, or similar material that prevents sample for being extracted in liquid form at the destination site. In one embodiment, small volume of sample in each sample vessel is in the range of about 1 ml to about 1 microliter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Clarissa Lui, Michael Chen, Daniel Young
  • Patent number: 10246241
    Abstract: A container for receiving moisture sensitive goods includes a container body (15) and a cap (26) shaped to establish a leak-proof seal between the container body and the cap. The container body has a base and a sidewall with an insert element present inside the container body having a bottom and an insert sidewall, wherein an outer circumferential surface of the insert sidewall is in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the sidewall of the container body. The bottom of the insert element is permeable to moisture and the insert sidewall and the sidewall of the container body are designed to attach the insert element inside the container body. In addition, the container has a desiccant chamber between the bottom of the insert element and the base of the container body for receiving desiccant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CLARIANT HEALTHCARE PACKAGING (FRANCE) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valere Logel, Franck Richir
  • Patent number: 10248765
    Abstract: Bodily fluid sample collection systems, devices, and method are provided. The device may comprise a first portion comprising at least a sample collection channel configured to draw the fluid sample into the sample collection channel via a first type of motive force. The sample collection device may include a second portion comprising a sample vessel for receiving the bodily fluid sample collected in the sample collection channel, the sample vessel operably engagable to be in fluid communication with the collection channel, whereupon when fluid communication is established, the vessel and/or another source provides a second motive force different from the first motive force to move a majority of the bodily fluid sample from the channel into the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Clarissa Lui, Michael Chen, Daniel Young, Adrit Lath, Zachary Morrison, Brian Argyres, William Westrick
  • Patent number: 10201395
    Abstract: A sterile filter module/dialyzer packaging including a filter module, preferably a dialyzer, sterile-packaged in a primary packaging. The filter module having an essentially cylindrical central section and a filter module connection formed at the end of the central section. The primary packaging is a blister packaging with a plastic molded part as a lower section forming a receiving compartment for the filter module and a soft upper foil which, with the lower section, closes the receiving compartment for the filter module. The upper foil is fixed onto the lower section so as to be hermetically sealed and the filter module is fixed at least in sections by means of form fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: B. BRAUN AVITUM AG
    Inventor: Stefan Döring
  • Patent number: 10172878
    Abstract: An extended-release topiramate capsule that includes a capsule shell containing a single population of coated particles; wherein each coated particle includes a core and a coating thereon; wherein each particle core includes a homogeneous mixture comprising topiramate throughout its core; and wherein the coating includes one or more release controlling agent(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: UPSHER-SMITH LABORATORIES, LLC
    Inventors: Sarah Michelle Betterman, Jaidev Srinivas Tantry, Laura Marie Patrick
  • Patent number: 10123563
    Abstract: A humidity control device designed to fit inside a pocket, purse, or other small enclosure which contains a space to store materials in the humidity control device. The humidity control device is designed with a separate compartment within the space into which humidity control materials can be placed. The separate compartment within the humidity control device is designed with a lid which has an opening covered by a semi-permeable membrane which permits water vapor to travel from the separate compartment into the body of the humidity control device, thereby permitting materials which require some constant level of humidity to retain their ideal properties while being transported in the humidity control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Marline Jackson, JoeAnne Jackson
  • Patent number: 10088230
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for conductively heated vacuum-based drying of portable electronic devices. For example, a portable electronic device that has been exposed to excessive liquid is placed inside a drying chamber. The drying chamber is closed and a drying routine commences. During the drying routine, the chamber is pressurized to a vacuum level sufficient to gasify liquids inside the device, and the device is conductively heated at least to replace latent heat of vaporization lost during the pressurization. Some embodiments include techniques relating to payment processing, monitoring and feedback control, decontamination, and/or other functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TEKDRY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Roy Cookson, Eric Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 10081465
    Abstract: A container assembly configured to maintain a predetermined humidity for storing a product therein. The container assembly includes a container having a body with a body wall and a mouth opening into a storage cavity and a cap having a top wall. The cap is selectively mountable over the mouth of the container to substantially enclose the storage cavity in a mounted configuration. A sidewall extends substantially perpendicularly from one of the body wall and the top wall. The sidewall defines an opening and a compartment and has an opening edge adjacent the opening. A moisture control material is positioned within the compartment. A sealing membrane has a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion is secured to the sidewall proximate the opening edge. The sealing membrane is configured to allow moisture flow therethrough to maintain the predetermined humidity in the storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Lissa Biesecker Longacre, Frederick N. Biesecker, II, Douglas S. Camomile, Bruce T. Cleevely, Alex M. Warmkessel, Robert Esse, Timothy H. Bohrer, Brian Rice, Kyle A. Moll, Eric Weller
  • Patent number: 10065784
    Abstract: A packaged medicine-filled container has a resin-made medicine-filled container in which a medicine is housed, a sealed packaging body in which the medicine-filled container is housed, and an oxygen scavenger housed inside the packaging body. The packaging body is hardly oxygen-permeable. Both a moisture-dependent type oxygen scavenger and a self-reacting type oxygen scavenger are used as the oxygen scavenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Tanoguchi
  • Patent number: 10058091
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to Oxygen Reduction Disposable kits (ORDKit), devices and methods for the improved preservation of whole blood and blood components. The improved devices and methods for the collection of blood and blood components provide for whole blood and blood components having reduced levels of oxygen. The devices and methods provide for the rapid preparation of deoxygenated blood and blood components for storage that improves the overall quality of the transfused blood and improves health outcomes in patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: New Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wolf, Jancarlo Sarita, Jeffrey Karl Sutton, Rafael Cordero, Michael Zocchi, Philip Keegan, Narendran Renganathan, Robert Harhen
  • Patent number: 10060887
    Abstract: The invention relates to kits and methods of collecting and detecting alkyl methylphosphonic acids from environmental or biological liquids using a sorbent material. The sorbent material may be transported, desorbed and tested for alkyl methylphosphonic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Richard J. Lawrence, J. Richard Smith, Benedict R. Capacio
  • Patent number: 10047208
    Abstract: A method for producing a porous film having a water content percentage of less than 1000 ppm, the method including the steps of: (1) obtaining a porous film (A) having a water content percentage of not less than 1000 ppm; (2) obtaining a package by causing the obtained porous film (A) and a drying agent to be contained in a water vapor barrier packaging container and sealing the water vapor barrier packaging container; and (3) storing the obtained package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoneyama, Daizaburo Yashiki
  • Patent number: 10041819
    Abstract: A sensor housing container comprises a container having an opening, a lid that covers the opening, and a sensor housing body that can be pulled out of the opening of the container. The sensor housing body includes a sensor case, a plurality of sensors, and a spring that biases these sensors. The sensor case is provided with a sensor discharge port at the portion where the sensors are biased by the spring. Also, this sensor discharge port is provided with a guide protrusion for aligning the sensor discharge port with a sensor insertion port of a measurement device. Furthermore, the inner face of the container is provided with a push-out protrusion that contacts with the end of the sensors on the opposite side from electrodes, at the portion corresponding to the end of the sensors on the opposite side from the electrodes inside the sensor case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PHC Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Tanizaki
  • Patent number: 10030322
    Abstract: A continuous filament spun-laid web includes a plurality of polymer fibers within the web, the web having a first thickness and the web being free of any thermal or mechanical bonding treatment. Activation of the web results in at least one of an increase from the first thickness prior to activation to a second thickness post activation in which the second thickness is at least about two times greater than the first thickness, a decrease in density of the web post activation in relation to a density of the web prior to activation, the web being configured to withstand an elastic elongation from about 10% to about 350% in at least one of a machine direction (MD) of the web and a cross-direction (CD) of the web, and the web having a tensile strength from about 50 gram-force/cm2 to about 5000 gram-force/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HILLS, INC.
    Inventors: Arnold Wilkie, James Brang, Jeffrey Haggard, Angel Antonio De La Hoz
  • Patent number: 9980798
    Abstract: A package (11) that comprises a front cover (40) and a back cover (60), at least a first portion of the front cover (40) or the back cover (60) being formed of a first material, and one of the front cover (40) and the back cover (60) being formed of a second material, the second material being more rigid than the first material. The first portion formed of the first material is capable of being deflected without permanent deformation of the display package. An oral care implement (10) may be included within the package (11) and in some embodiments, the first portion is adjacent the head (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, Marisela Hernandez, Paul Donald Carse, Mathew Lee Kolb
  • Patent number: 9908682
    Abstract: Ampoules made of plastics material and containing 0.5 to 5 ml of a pharmaceutical formulation are sealed, together with an oxygen scavenger, within a pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited
    Inventors: Ian Gardener Cameron McAffer, Peter Ernest Tasko
  • Patent number: 9856378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of processing thermoplastic polymers, particularly the present invention relates to a process for manufacturing compacted material suitable for the use in thermoplastic polymers without a compounding step, comprising the steps of a) providing at least one primary powder material; b) providing at least one molten surface treatment polymer; c) simultaneously or subsequently feeding the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer into the high speed mixer unit of a cylindrical treatment chamber; d) mixing the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer in the high speed mixer, e) transferring the mixed material obtained from step d) to a cooling unit, as well as the compacted material obtained by this process and its use in thermoplastic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Ernst Ammann, Michael Knerr, Peter Haldemann, Emil Hersche
  • Patent number: 9841671
    Abstract: A storage container in which a uniform flow velocity of the purge gas can be achieved is provided with a plurality of stages of storage units each having an accommodating region to accommodate an article. A supply portion supplies a purge gas; a duct portion communicates with other duct portions of other storage units and serves as a flow path for the purge gas supplied from the supply portion; and an introducing portion communicably connects the duct portion with the accommodating region and introduces the purge gas to the accommodating region. In the flow path for the purge gas in the duct portion, a diffusion member is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiko Gambe
  • Patent number: 9821941
    Abstract: A packaging sheet (1) which is intended for packaging a cheese product. The packaging sheet (1) comprises an internal membrane (5) and a printable external surface (10). The internal membrane comprises at least one internal plastic layer (7) intended to be oriented towards the cheese product and at least a first water-absorbing layer (12) made of a first water-absorbing material. The external surface (10) is intended to be oriented away from the cheese product. The or each internal plastic layer (7) has a plurality of microperforations (8, 9) arranged in a random fashion on the or each internal plastic layer (7) in such a manner that the aft permeability of the internal membrane (5) is comprised between 5 mL/min Bendtsen and 500 ml/min Bendtsen, the first water-absorbing material having a water absorption rate comprised between 1 and 30 g/m2 as measured using the COBB test C3600.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AMCOR FLEXIBLES FRANCE
    Inventors: Agnès Durin-France, Donatien Coulon, Jean-Jacques Provost, Jean-Marie Nicolas Bonifacy
  • Patent number: 9814775
    Abstract: A composition comprising a high purity cannabinoid, an acid, and a pharmaceutically-acceptable solvent achieves room temperature stability for over 24 months. The acid improves the stability of the composition and the solvent enhances the solubility of the acid, thereby allowing the acid to have an improved stabilizing effect on the highly pure cannabinoid. Preferably, the solvent is an alcohol and, more preferably, the composition contains an oil. A method for making the composition includes combining the cannabinoid and the solvent and evaporating a portion of the solvent, along with adding an acid to the composition, before, during, or after the evaporating step. A method for making and storing the composition includes storing the composition in a manner adapted to maintain its stability. Pharmaceutical dosage forms include a formulated composition, such as having the oil. A method of treating a subject comprises administering to the subject the dosage form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Ronald Rossi, Lee Jonathan Silverberg, Robert Hogan, Ramesh M. Shah
  • Patent number: 9802756
    Abstract: A cassette for use in dispensing a pleated tubing within a waste container. The cassette including an annular body having a generally U shaped housing with a central cylindrical core. An annular cover extends inward over the annular body defining a gap. The cover is secured to the body and at least one elongated boss is disposed on an outer surface of the cassette. The elongated boss extends is adapted to receive a key element capable of rotating, or preventing rotation of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Kevin Douglas Johnson, Mark A. Hatherill, Matthew Joseph Saxton
  • Patent number: 9795038
    Abstract: Some example forms relate to an electronic package. The electronic package includes an electronic component and a substrate that includes a front side and a back side. The electronic component is mounted on the front side of the substrate and conductors are mounted on the back side of the substrate. The substrate is warped due to differences in the coefficients of thermal expansion between the electronic component and the substrate. An adhesive is positioned between the conductors on the back side of the substrate and an adhesive film is attached to the adhesive positioned between the conductors on the back side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Omkar Karhade, Nitin Deshpande, Nachiket Raravikar
  • Patent number: 9788912
    Abstract: A sterile packaging unit of a medical filter module including a filter module packed in a sterile primary package, wherein the primary package is a blister package including a molded part having a receiving compartment for the filter module and a cover part arranged on the molded part and hermetically sealing the receiving compartment, wherein the primary package includes a getter for binding molecular oxygen present in the receiving compartment and the filter module is mounted by form closure with respect to the molded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN AVITUM AG
    Inventor: Stefan Döring
  • Patent number: 9771202
    Abstract: A moisture removal pouch is disclosed with a main pouch body including a front panel portion defining at least one permanently sealed front compartment with desiccated silica permanently sealed therein, a rear panel portion opposite the front panel portion and defining at least one permanently sealed rear compartment with desiccated silica permanently sealed therein, the front and rear panel portions permanently sealed together at a bottom edge and side edges so as to define an electronic device receiving cavity and a main pouch body opening sized to receive an electronic device into the electronic device cavity. The pouch also includes an air-permeable inner liner facilitating a moisture removal operational configuration in which the main pouch body opening is closed in a non-airtight sealable manner and includes a pouch cover disposed to selectively cover the main pouch body opening in the non-airtight sealable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Elliot Harris