Combined Or Convertible Patents (Class 206/216)
  • Patent number: 11558077
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are related to a cellphone assembly with a first half including a glasses arm storage compartment with rotatable outer casing, a second half including a glasses body storage compartment with rotatable outer casing, and modular glasses including detachable glasses arms, and a detachable glasses body. The cellphone assembly includes a dual screened cellular phone positioned on an opposing side of the glasses arm storage compartment and the glasses body storage compartment. The first half and second half outer casings are rotatable along a respective first cover hinge and second cover hinge and the first half and the second half are rotatably engaged along a main hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Larry Earley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11518581
    Abstract: A portable, personal apparatus for transporting liquid having a bottle configured to contain liquid. The bottle has a longitudinal axis. A first opening open in a direction generally parallel with the longitudinal axis in a pour position. A first cover coupled to the bottle and configured to close the first opening in a closed position. A second opening open in a direction generally orthogonal with the longitudinal axis in a fill position. A second cover coupled to the bottle and configured to close the second opening in a storage position. The second cover remaining coupled to the bottle when the second cover is in the fill position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: HYDROS BOTTLE, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Kiran Parekh, Aakash Mathur, Joseph Jackson, Ian White, David Fowlkes, Ian McDermott
  • Patent number: 11439569
    Abstract: A two cell container device the device includes a first housing and configured to house a liquid, the first housing including a body, wherein the body further comprises an annular form with an interior reservoir for the liquid and a central through-hole and a mouth portion providing access to the interior receptacle. The two cell container device includes a second housing, the second housing secured within the through-hole, the second housing configured to house at least a pill, wherein the second housing includes a first side including at least a pill receptacle having an opening and a second side adhered to the first side, wherein the second side covers the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Howard Beader, Lori Bovarnick
  • Patent number: 11420799
    Abstract: Shaker will provide users a quicker and more efficient way to take their supplements before, during, and after their workouts. This delivery system will offer them the option to carry all three main supplements at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Theodore Olivarez
  • Patent number: 11395961
    Abstract: A key operating device according to various embodiments of the disclosure includes: first and second operating portions movable in a sliding manner in directions being away from or close to each other while maintaining a state of being parallel with each other; a seating portion disposed in an overlapping manner between the first and second operating portions while maintaining a state of being parallel with each of the first and second operating portions, and disposed to be parallel between the first and second operating portions by moving downward depending on a sliding movement of the first and second operating portions; and at least one connecting device which connects each of the first and second operating portions and the seating portion, wherein the seating portion is restricted in a downward movement when in a state of overlapping with each of the first and second operating portions, and is rotatable by means of the connecting device and thus is movable downward when it is no longer in the state of ove
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Jaewoong Chung, Wonkyu Sung
  • Patent number: 11389324
    Abstract: Packaging member includes a first film and a second film, and are configured capable of accommodating an accommodated object between the first film and the second film. The packaging member is provided with an orientation indicating portion on at least either one of the first film and the second film, which indicates an orientation of the accommodated object with reference to the packaging member. The orientation indicating portion includes a phosphorescent layer containing a phosphorescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Takahiko Tsurumaki
  • Patent number: 11343368
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for inspecting mobile devices. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising executing a de-trash operation on a mobile device, the de-trash operation resulting in the removal of extraneous material attached to the mobile device; categorizing an operating system of the mobile device; connecting the mobile device to a reading device and installing one or more software applications on the mobile device, the one or more software application operable to read one or more identifiers from the mobile device; visually inspecting the mobile device and classifying the physical condition of the mobile device; performing a functional test on the mobile device upon determining that the physical condition of the mobile device is free of defects; and removing all test data from the mobile device after performing the functional test and flashing the mobile device with a new operating system image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Patent number: 11312560
    Abstract: A system for a storage container for light sensitive medications including a container assembly and a cover assembly is disclosed. The container assembly includes a container in which the medications are held and stored within. The container includes dividers secured within the container with divider holders and divider guides located on the sidewalls and floor, respectively, of the container. The dividers help organize the medications stored within each storage container. The cover assembly includes a cover that is hidgedly mounted to the container. Importantly, the cover is tinted an amber color to provide protection from light damage to the medications while still permitting visibility of the medications within the container with the cover closed. The cover includes a lifting handle at a front portion for achieving the open and closed configuration of the storage container. Additionally, the storage containers can be stacked atop of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Pamela Johnson
  • Patent number: 11247410
    Abstract: Heat-seal condition indicating packages include a first sealing substrate comprising a leuco dye and a second sealing substrate comprising a leuco dye developer. The packages may optionally include a leuco dye sensitizer which dissolves both the leuco dye and the leuco dye developer when melted. The packages further include a heat-seal produced between the first sealing substrate and the second seating substrate. The heat-seal comprises a reaction product of the leuco dye and the leuco dye developer. The reaction product may be colored, which may provide the heat-seal with a detectable optical characteristic. A magnitude of the optical characteristic may be proportion to the strength of the seal between the first and second seating substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan Liu, Xiangke Shi
  • Patent number: 11230420
    Abstract: A method of marketing food items may include displaying in an upright, on-edge orientation on a horizontal shelf in the retail establishment a plurality of generally dumbbell-shaped packages with high-protein food items. The package may be generally dumbbell-shaped as viewed from the front and/or from other angles, and may comprise a center portion that is narrower and/or shallower than adjacent end portions. This may facilitate handling of the product by the consumer and also may help to provide the product with an impactful appearance and theme at retail when the product is viewed from the front and/or from other angles. The product may include high-protein food items, consistent with the theme established by the shape, and may include prominently-displayed information about the protein content of the food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Muluken Tilahun, Daniel Doucette, Daniel R. Feldmeier, Paris Alexander Edwards Lowitz, Stacy Alycia Thomas Castro
  • Patent number: 11225101
    Abstract: Implementations of card systems may include a card which may include a front flap hingedly coupled to a rear flap and either a printed coupon or a printed code for an electronic coupon on either the front flap or the rear flap. Implementations of card systems may also include a comestible coupled between the front flap and the rear flap. The comestible may be between 1-10 times the thickness of the card. The comestible may correspond with one of the printed coupon and the printed code for the electronic coupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Timothy Herold
  • Patent number: 11227481
    Abstract: A peripheral electronic device and a corresponding system configured to determine a health safety status is disclosed. The peripheral electronic device comprises at least: a usage detector, configured to recurrently detect usage status information of the peripheral electronic device; a change status determination circuit, connected with the usage detector and configured to determine, using the usage status information, a first status change from an unused device status of the peripheral electronic device to a used device status of the peripheral electronic device; a device memory; and a health safety status processing circuit, wherein the health safety status processing circuit is configured to enable a dirty bit in the device memory in case the first status change is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Cary Arnold Bran, Jonathan Grover
  • Patent number: 11096336
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a body with a space defined axially therethrough. A tray is connected to the top of the body and multiple pivotable members are pivotably connected to the body and the tray. Each member includes a reception portion for storage purpose, and a cover is mounted to the reception portion. A tube is inserted in a connection portion of the tray and receives fishes and plants in the tube. A base is connected to the underside of the body and is connected with a light device on the top thereof. The pivotable members can be pivoted to enclose the tube or to be pivoted outward around the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Chi Pan Precision Tool Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 10967776
    Abstract: A condiment holder for supporting a condiment container, said condiment holder including a body having a top surface and a bottom surface. An aperture is defined by an interior peripheral wall of the body. The aperture extends between the top and bottom surfaces of the body. The peripheral wall includes a plurality of sets of opposed wall sections and each set of opposed wall sections is configured to engage one of a plurality of differently shaped condiment containers. The peripheral wall includes at least three sets of opposed wall sections and the body is thereby able to selectively engage at least three differently shaped condiment containers. A clip extends outwardly from the body and is utilized to engage a fin of a vehicle air vent to secure the condiment holder thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Milkmen Design, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Koury, William Moujaes, Tony Lahood
  • Patent number: 10968024
    Abstract: A tray for containing a product includes a base, a lateral wall emerging from the base to define a containing seat adapted to receive the product. The lateral wall comprises at least one movable portion configurable between a first stable position, wherein the movable portion is placed in continuity with respect to the lateral wall, and a second stable position, wherein the movable portion protrudes from the lateral wall and defines an access passing through the lateral wall itself. Moreover, the present invention refers to a process and an associated apparatus of making said tray. Further, the present invention refers to a vacuum package using the above described tray and to a plastic film sealingly applied on the tray and closing the access, and also to a process and a packaging apparatus for making said package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventor: Riccardo Palumbo
  • Patent number: 10944439
    Abstract: A recyclable logistics apparatus which can provide empty and full signals and a method for processing the empty and full signals, belong to the logistics field. The recyclable logistics apparatus at least comprises a bottom (1), a top cover (2), a foldable side panel (3) and a wireless beacon unit (4) for transmitting a broadcast frame outwards; a trigger switch (5) is provided on the bottom (1), the top cover (2) or the side panel (3); when the side panel (3) of the recyclable logistics apparatus is folded, the trigger switch (5) is in a first trigger state and generates a first electrical signal, and the wireless beacon unit (4) transmits an empty signal outwards according to the first electrical signal; when the side panel (3) of the recyclable logistics apparatus is upright, the trigger switch (5) is in a second trigger state and generates a second electrical signal, and the wireless beacon unit (4) transmits a full signal outwards according to the second electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HONGYAN RETURNABLE TRANSIT PACKAGINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingxin Liao, Yiwen Cao, Chunjiang Ye
  • Patent number: 10806850
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a medical apparatus including: one or more sterile pre-filled syringe; one or more first protective container including the one or more sterile pre-filled syringe, wherein the one or more first protective container is impermeable to moisture and/or sterilizing agents; a second protective container including one or more medical components and the one or more first protective container; and a package impermeable to bacteria including the second protective container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Bee Sight Limited
    Inventors: Timir Patel, Harish Patel
  • Patent number: 10743726
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pack of tissues including multiple tissues arranged in a stack and a dispenser enclosing the stack. The dispenser includes a dispensing orifice. At least a portion of the tissues are folded so as to include a leading edge contacting the upper surface of a center panel and a trailing edge contacting the bottom surface of the center panel. The tissues are interfolded such as to have a portion of the leading edge of a first, or preceding, tissue to overlap the leading edge of a second, or succeeding tissue. In this manner, the leading edge of the first tissue terminates at a first vertical axis and the leading edge of the second tissue terminates at a second vertical axis where there is a distance between the first and the second vertical axis that is greater than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Jessica Annette Ives Dieringer
  • Patent number: 10703550
    Abstract: The invention is a dispensing system (1; 101) suited to dispense a product (W), comprising a flexible container (2) defining a volume (Y) for containing the product (W), the flexible container (2; 102) being of the type comprising at least one dispensing opening (6; 106) and at least one collapsible and/or deformable portion suited to reduce the volume (V) in such a way as to cause the product (W) to be dispensed through the dispensing opening (6; 106). Said system comprises covering means (3; 103) externally associated with the flexible container (2; 102), the covering means (3; 103) comprising at least one shaped opening (21a, 21b; 22a, 22b; 121a) suited to make the flexible container (2; 102) visible and suited to provide the dispensing system (1; 101) with a decorative element as desired. The invention concerns also covering means (3; 103) suited to be externally associated with a flexible container (2; 102) that defines a volume (V) for containing a product (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MIRCO ONESTI
    Inventors: Mirco Onesti, Alice Tacconi
  • Patent number: 10682583
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, several stand-alone pop up assembly embodiments and method for making the same are provided comprising folding planar walls, center partition and frictional opening and closing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Dawn Simmons, Tor Lokvig
  • Patent number: 10686320
    Abstract: A device for holding and charging an electronic cigarette element is disclosed. The device comprises a housing having a planar surface deposited with adhesive configured for coupling to a flat surface, the housing including a rechargeable battery, a first power port in the housing, the first power port conductively coupled to the rechargeable battery and configured for accepting external power for recharging the rechargeable battery, a tubular element coupled to the housing, the tubular element having a cavity that is configured to accept an electronic cigarette element, and a charging terminal located on the housing such that when the electronic cigarette element is inserted in to the tubular element, one end of the electronic cigarette element contacts the charging terminal, wherein when the electronic cigarette element contacts the charging terminal, the rechargeable battery recharges a battery of the electronic cigarette element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Stanimirovic, David Abadi, Jonathan Romero
  • Patent number: 10647477
    Abstract: A device and system for temporarily sealing an orifice in a beverage container lid comprising a plug (10, 110, 210, 310) having an upper surface (14, 114, 214), a body portion (12, 112), and a lower surface (16, 116, 216), said body portion adapted to be inserted and releasably retained in the orifice to provide a temporary seal thereof, and an external member (20, 120, 220) located on the upper surface of the plug configured to allow a user to grip the plug for ease of removal from the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: StixToGo, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Burns
  • Patent number: 10640735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fabric cleaning and/or treatment compositions as well as methods of making and using same. Such fabric cleaning and/or treatment compositions contain species of metathesized unsaturated polyol esters that have the correct rheology. Thus, such species of metathesized unsaturated polyol esters provide unexpectedly improved softening performance and formulability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Beth Ann Schubert, Luke Andrew Zannoni, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Joseph Jay Kemper, Robert John Strife, Safa Motlagh, Jeffrey John Scheibel
  • Patent number: 10535036
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided that provided for delivering products ordered by a customer of a retailer to a delivery destination designated by the ordering customer by way of having another customer pick up the ordered products at the store location of the retailer and then hand off the picked up products to an autonomous transport vehicle that delivers the handed off products to a delivery destination designated by the ordering customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Robert L. Cantrell
  • Patent number: 10489699
    Abstract: A sticker with IC tag and an installation method thereof. The sticker with IC tag comprises: an antenna portion; and an IC chip coupled to the antenna portion and having a function of communicating through the antenna portion. The sticker with IC tag is installed on a covered container. The sticker with IC tag further comprises a disconnection detection portion, which is constituted by a ring conductor. The disconnection detection portion is installed so as to stretch across both a cover portion and a container body of the covered container. The IC chip is connected to the disconnection detection portion and has a function of detecting on and off of the disconnection detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keinosuke Yamaoka, Takamitsu Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10463575
    Abstract: A medication dispensing assembly includes a container that has a plurality of reservoirs therein for containing pills and a liquid. A pill dispenser is coupled to the container and the pill dispenser is aligned with an associated one of the reservoirs to releases the pills from the container. A liquid dispenser is coupled to the container and the liquid dispenser is aligned with an associated one of the reservoirs to selectively release the liquid from the second reservoir. Alert unit is coupled to the container and the alert unit emits a reminder comprising an audible sounds. In this way the alert unit reminds a user to take the pills and the liquid at predetermined times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Chinyimbiri Mwanza
  • Patent number: 10435238
    Abstract: Unitary ornamental front load containers for containing trash and/or recyclables include a container for containing the trash and/or recyclables, and an ornamental surround attached with a connector to the front load container. The attached ornamental surround defines right and left front openings aligned with right and left front pocket openings of right and left fork pockets of the container. The ornamental surround obscures from view the front sidewall, the right sidewall having the right fork pocket, the left sidewall having the left fork pocket, the rear sidewall, and the at least one hinged top of the container by an observer standing on the ground. The container and the attached ornamental surround being liftable as a unit by forks of a front loading garbage truck to empty the trash and/or the recyclables from the unitary ornamental front load container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dumpster Dress LLC
    Inventor: Paul Nichols
  • Patent number: 10432246
    Abstract: A case, having a storage compartment, for an electronic device includes a soft protective case, a hard protective frame, and a cover. The soft protective case includes an aperture and the hard protective frame includes the storage compartment such that the aperture of the soft protective case is constructed to receive the storage compartment therein. The storage compartment of the hard protective frame fits in the aperture of the soft protective case and sides of the aperture of the soft protective case substantially surround the side walls of the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10398361
    Abstract: A low cost fluid collection set having an integrated package including a needle cannula having a first end and a second end, a hub configured for supporting the needle cannula, and a package at least partially enclosing the needle cannula and the hub is disclosed. The package includes at least one openable region configured for receiving a fluid collection device therein wherein this openable region is in communication with at least one of the first end or the second end of the needle cannula and wherein the package is configured to be used as a holding device to manipulate the needle cannula during fluid collection. The package also functions as a shield for the first end of the needle cannula after use. A method of using the fluid collection set having an integrated package and a method of making the fluid collection set is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Karpiloff
  • Patent number: 10368535
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a container and retaining system that includes a container, a handle, and a retaining apparatus. The handle is coupled to the container. The retaining apparatus includes a base. The retaining apparatus also includes a first coupling member having a first handle retaining portion and a second coupling member having a second handle retaining portion. The first coupling member and the second coupling member extend downwardly from the base. The retaining apparatus also includes a first retaining arm, a second retaining arm, and a third retaining arm extending upwardly from the base. The first retaining arm, the second retaining arm, and the third retaining arm are configured to retain an object. The retaining apparatus is configured to be coupled to the container by the first coupling member and the second coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Flambeau, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Raisbeck, William J. Schulz
  • Patent number: 10343828
    Abstract: A secure mailer including a rigid three dimensional body having a lid hingedly attached thereto. A surface of the body exhibiting a breakaway panel for gaining access to an interior enclosure. A plurality peel away strips reveal adhesives supported upon an inside surface of the lid and, upon pre-depositing a first item within the enclosure, for sealing the lid against the body in tamper evident and closing fashion. A plurality of tear-away strips extend in inwardly and perimeter extending fashion relative to the adhesives, the strips being accessible from an exterior of the lid and along three sides interconnecting with a fourth hinged side. In this manner, removal of the strips causes detachment of an inner remaining area of the lid from the adhesives for re-accessing the interior enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Raymond R. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10327599
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for dispensing a measured quantity of liquid from a container. The apparatus includes a pour chamber having a dam, a spout, a vent, and a timer that is independent of flow in the pour chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Lawrence Smith, Nicole Lynn Briggs, Hua Hu, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Scott Eugene Mizer
  • Patent number: 10324003
    Abstract: A process for monitoring for the presence of fretting and/or smearing with false brinelling potential in a non-rotating bearing provides the steps of: acquiring acoustic emission data emanating from the non-rotating bearing under an alternating load; and comparing the acoustic emission data with a threshold indicative of fretting and/or smearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Allan Thomson, Joseph Erskine, Donald Howieson
  • Patent number: 10274198
    Abstract: A handheld computer case having an integral lighter for providing a flameless lighter in a case for a mobile phone includes a case body defining a rigid housing sized to fit a conventional handheld computer, a lighter actuator for selectively availing and activating an electric lighter, and a lighter housing in which the electric lighter is disposed. In operation, a user may apply manual force to mechanically actuate the lighter actuator, thereby causing both the lighter housing to open and expose the electric lighter and an electrical switch to direct electricity from an internal battery to a heating element which defines the electric lighter. Once the user is finished with the lighter, the manual force may be removed to cause the lighter housing to automatically close and the flow of electricity to the heating element to be interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Luis Tijerina
  • Patent number: 10273626
    Abstract: A portable, collapsible clothes dryer, for use in drying small articles of clothing while traveling and/or for use in households with limited space, is composed of a cylindrical collapsible central housing with an inlet opening at the bottom, an airflow adapter at the inlet to attach a portable hair dryer, a spin-able clothes hanger, and a removable top member with air exhaust vents. When collapsed, the assembly assumes a compact, flat disk shape. When expanded, the portable hair dryer can blow hot air into the housing, forming a vortex stream within the cylindrical enclosure that exits through the exhaust vents in the top. The top member can be removed to attach articles of clothing to the spin-able clothes hanger. The unit is designed such that the vortex air stream that flows upward within the cylindrical enclosure and out the upper exhaust vents spins the clothes hanger with the articles of clothing, thereby ensuring complete coverage of the hot air over the clothing surfaces and speeding the drying time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Robert K. Spitz, John Spitz, Beth K. Wallach, Brian Wallach
  • Patent number: 10251814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to safety delivery systems for intracameral administration of an appropriate dose of cefuroxime subsequent to cataract and other eye surgery. A preferred embodiment of an cefuroxime safety delivery system according to the invention comprises (a) a perforable sterile vial sterile-filled with a measured amount of cefuroxime, (b) a reconstitution syringe with a male luer fitting sterile-filled with 0.1 ml of isotonic salt solution per mg cefuroxime in the perforable vial and a vial adapter with a female luer fitting or one or more needles with female luer fitting, and (c) one or more sterilized delivery syringes with male luer fitting, each delivery syringe being capable of holding at least 0.1 ml of ejectable liquid and containing a marking indicating a fill volume of 0.1 ml of ejectable liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CIS PHARMA AG
    Inventor: Rolf Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10214314
    Abstract: Containers having weakened regions in one or more corners to prevent or inhibit container damage and related methods. In some embodiments, the container may comprise a bottom wall and one or more bottom wall corners defined in part by the bottom wall. Weakened regions or crumple zones may be positioned about one or more such corners. In some embodiments, the weakened region(s) may comprise weakened line(s) circumscribing the bottom wall corner(s) that may be configured to deform and absorb drop forces resulting from the container being dropped to reduce the possibility of the drop forces tearing the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher L. Claxton
  • Patent number: 10183798
    Abstract: A packaging and cooking device includes a bottom, top and four side walls, each including a first fold line parallel to and slightly distant from the bottom, a second fold line parallel to the first line, two opposing side walls including two diagonal fold lines in the portion of the side walls located above the first line, the top including two flaps, each having a free edge and connected to two opposing side walls and a hooking system enabling flaps to be held in closed position. The hooking system includes a tab connected to the free edge of a first flap and a cut-out, provided in a second flap for inserting the tab in an insertion direction, the cut-out extending in a direction approximately perpendicular to the insertion direction and including a projecting shape offset relative to the ends thereof and oriented in the direction opposite to the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Francois Berthault
  • Patent number: 10160470
    Abstract: A personal shopping cart, or trolley, to be used to transport purchased items, includes a wheeled base, a handle that extends and retracts, and multiple nesting bins or containers. The wheels and handle are such that the trolley can be easily pulled or pushed. The bins are attached to a frame allowing different vertical positions, enabling the bins to either nest into each other (for storage, minimizing its size), or to extend vertically for carrying merchandise. All bins, with the exception of the bottom bin, are removable from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Nancy K. N. Unrath
  • Patent number: 10138027
    Abstract: A device and system for temporarily sealing an orifice in a beverage container lid comprising a plug (10, 110, 210, 310) having an upper surface (14, 114, 214), a body portion (12, 112), and a lower surface (16, 116, 216), said body portion adapted to be inserted and releasably retained in the orifice to provide a temporary seal thereof, and an external member (20, 120, 220) located on the upper surface of the plug configured to allow a user to grip the plug for ease of removal from the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: StixToGo, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Burns
  • Patent number: 10132099
    Abstract: A method of forming a post sleeve within a post hole in the ground to include a post receiving cavity to insertably receive and support a post is provided. The method includes positioning a post sleeve core within the post hole with the aid of an elongate installation member and depositing uncured material into the post hole to at least partially surround the post sleeve core while the post sleeve core is attached to the elongate installation member. The method further includes allowing the uncured material to harden around the post sleeve core to form at least a portion of the post-receiving cavity of the post sleeve and removing the post sleeve core from the hardened material to expose the post receiving cavity to receive and support the post. Other related methods of forming post sleeves are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Patent number: 10114410
    Abstract: A cover includes a first plate, a second plate, an input device, a connecting base and a plurality of fixing components. The cover can change between a plurality of states. The states of the cover are kept via the fixing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Teng Ke, Chung-Jen Chung, Sheng-Chieh Huang, Iven Benjamin Dieterle, Ying-Jing Chen, Hui-Chuan Ma
  • Patent number: 10100458
    Abstract: A storage and drying container for storing and drying outerwear, sports clothing or equipment is provided. The unit comprises an enclosure having a back wall, a front wall, a top wall, and two side walls defining the internal storage portion of the container. The container may also include shelf members for supporting the outerwear, sports clothing or equipment. The shelf members may optionally include holes for allowing for air circulation throughout the container in order to facilitate the drying of the outerwear, sports clothing or equipment placed in the chamber. Further the design of the drying container is such that sports equipment may remain in a bag, such as a hockey bag, thereby allowing for easy storage and drying prior to the next use. The container may be provided with a heating element and drying fan to encourage airflow to facilitate drying and temperature uniformity throughout the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Chad Alonzo Stewart
  • Patent number: 10096270
    Abstract: A display system may include a decal including a substrate layer, and a removable adhesive layer applied to the substrate layer, the removable adhesive layer being capable of forming a temporary adhesive bond between the substrate layer and a support surface, and a folded display including a first panel connected to a second panel along a seam, a first tab connected to the first panel along a first side edge, a second tab connected to the second panel along a second side edge, and a permanent adhesive material applied to the first tab and the second tab, the permanent adhesive material being capable of forming a permanent adhesive bond between the tabs and the substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Outta The Box Dispensers, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Emoff
  • Patent number: 10072837
    Abstract: A lighting box having LED units in the interior of a body thereof to allow an elegant exterior appearance for the lighting box to be designed, and having a switch and a control unit so that the LED units are turned on and off with the opening and closing of the box The lighting box comprises a body; a control panel attached on an inner surface of the body; a battery unit attached to the control panel; LED units driven by the battery unit and located inside the body and attached to the control panel; an LED cover for covering the LED units; a switch, attached to the body, for controlling the operations of the LED units; a cover which covers the body; and a control unit, disposed on the cover, for controlling the switch being turned on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Soon Chang Hong
  • Patent number: 10045554
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for boiling an egg, comprising a device for providing microwave radiation in a confined space, comprising a holder with at least one cavity adapted to the shape of an egg with an eggshell, said cavity provided with a first layer surrounding the eggshell, said first layer: —is in heat exchanging contact with the shell of the egg; —has a dielectric constant with an imaginary part, ??, between 20-500 at a temperature between 0° C.-100° C. and at a microwave frequency of 2.45 GHz, and—having a layer thickness d of 1-6 millimeter and varying less than 30% over the egg, or said holder for holding at least one egg assembly adapted for cooking an egg using microwave radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NEWTRICIOUS B.V.
    Inventor: Jos Nelissen
  • Patent number: 10040080
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a tubular holder. The tubular holder includes a tubular main body, the tubular main body including an interior surface and an exterior surface, a film that extends around at least a portion of the circumference of a first end of the tubular main body and covers an opening of the first end of the tubular main body, and a sheet including a first surface and a second surface, the second surface opposed to the first surface, the first surface operably attached to the seal at at least one point, the sheet configured to extend a distance along an interior of the tubular main body from the first end towards a second end, wherein at least a portion of the first surface of the sheet contacts the interior surface of the tubular main body, and wherein a liquid composition contacts a second surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Michelle Duchnowski
  • Patent number: 10000323
    Abstract: A package configured to contain and provide for sterile presentation of a product. The package includes a housing portion, a handling portion integrally formed with the housing portion, and a separation feature. The housing portion defines an interior product storage cavity and extends from a first end to a second end. The handling portion includes a cuff at the second end of the housing portion and a gripping portion extending from the cuff. The gripping portion is configured to extend inside the cuff and toward the storage cavity. The separation feature is disposed between the cuff and the housing portion, and the separation feature is configured to separate the housing portion and the handling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron R. Bentz
  • Patent number: 9981777
    Abstract: Packaging for displaying an accessory with a beverage such as a wine bottle includes a compartment having a front, a tab coupled to the compartment for receiving and hanging from the neck of the wine bottle, and a window in the front of the compartment for displaying the accessory within the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen J. Thomson, Joseph M. Rahm
  • Patent number: 9956475
    Abstract: A game action figure for use in a tabletop combat game with other game action figures is disclosed. The game action figure includes a body having arms and legs; a lower housing, the lower housing including a first storage location for a pair of dice, a second storage location for a set of cards, a hexagonal spacer, and a weapon held by one of the arms during game play, and a third storage location for a measuring string; and an upper housing, the upper housing configured to attach to the lower housing and enclose a space between the lower and upper housing in which the set of cards, hexagonal spacer and measuring string are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: James Campbell, Benjamin Cichoski, Daniel Mandel