Packaged Assemblage Or Kit Patents (Class 206/223)
  • Patent number: 11338956
    Abstract: A retention packaging assembly (100, 200, 300, 400) includes a frame (100) and sheet assemblies (200, 300). The frame includes a central panel (102), end panels (104), and two sets of wing panels (108, 110). Each set of wing panels includes wing panels foldably coupled to the central panel and to one of the two end panels. The sheet assemblies include a sheet (208) that is attached at its ends to slot panels (204, 206, 304, 306). The slot panels of each of the sheet assemblies are selectively couplable to one of the set of wing panels. After an object is placed on a front of the central panel, the sheets of the sheet assemblies are located over the sides of the object. The sets of wing panels can then be folded to a back of the frame to cause the sheets to retain the sides of the object to the central panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Devin Ridgeway, Guillermo Velasco
  • Patent number: 11266381
    Abstract: A sweat sensing device includes a plurality of sweat collection pads communicating with a sensor. Each of the pads is activated by a timing circuit which allows one or more of the pads to be activated at a selected time and subsequent deactivated after a defined period of time. This allows for selective collection of sweat from a plurality of pads over a prolonged period of time. An impedance measuring circuit can be employed to determine if one or more of the pads becomes disconnected, in order to avoid irritation. Further, the devices can use a common microfluidic device which both transports sweat activating substance, such as pilocarpine, to the surface of the skin and directs sweat away from the skin to a sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: University Of Cincinnati
    Inventors: Jason Charles Heikenfeld, Zachary Cole Sonner
  • Patent number: 11186418
    Abstract: A sexual assault evidence collection kit that may be used by the victim or other non-professionals. The kit may be simplified compared to kits for professional use, and may be usable with no specialized training. Victims may therefore be able to collect evidence themselves after an assault, instead of searching for a facility with personnel trained in forensic evidence collection, and enduring a long, intrusive examination. Embodiments may include a package (for example a clear bag) and the following components inside the package: gloves, swabs, swab containers, water, evidence collection bags, evidence bag sealing tape, evidence collection tape, a permanent marker, and instructions on how to identify, collect, seal, document, and store evidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Secure Investigation Inc.
    Inventor: Jane Mason
  • Patent number: 11167470
    Abstract: An applicator is provided for applying protective films to electronic device displays. The applicator includes a base, a screen protector, and a squeegee. The base includes a pocket for receiving an electronic device. The screen protector is affixed to the base so as to overlie an electronic device. The screen protector preferably includes three layers including a protective film, cap sheet, and back liner. The squeegee is provided for removing the back liner and for simultaneously affixing the protective film to an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Mason, Brandon Lambertson
  • Patent number: 11129488
    Abstract: The single-serving communion container comprises a fluid container filled with grape juice. The fluid container may be cross-shaped and may be opened during a religious service so that the grape juice may be consumed. The single-serving communion container may further comprise a communion wafer that may be coupled, either directly or indirectly, to the fluid container. The single-serving communion container may further comprise a decorative holder. The decorative holder may be a figurine that holds the fluid container in a non-horizontal position. The figurine may represent a lamb where a leg of the lamb is lifted and wraps around the upright of the fluid container to hold the fluid container in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Clyburn
  • Patent number: 10976035
    Abstract: A flare stand is provided. The flare stand has a first stand member and a second stand member rotatable with respect to the first stand member between an open working position and a folded position. In the open working position, the flare stand is configured for supporting a flare in a substantially upright position. In the folded position, the first and second stand members substantially overlap in the vertical plane for a reduced footprint of the flare stand. A flare support structure, arranged on the second stand member is configured for supporting the flare in the upright position. The first and second stand members engage a ground surface in the open working position to maintain the flare in the upright position. The flare stand is used to hold a flare in the upright position, but may be folded into the reduced footprint device for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SBI Smart Brands International (America) Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Joyce
  • Patent number: 10934056
    Abstract: A holder for pre-assembling, transporting, and displaying edibles, and comprising, a cup having a bottom surface, a sidewall surface and an open top, and a cup centerline that extends perpendicularly from the bottom surface, and wherein the sidewall has a defined height, a dowel pin, and a rod having top and bottom ends and a centerline therebetween, wherein the rod top end contacts the cup bottom surface, and wherein the rod having a configuration adapted to enable the rod to support the cup when the rod and cup centerlines intersect with an angle ranging from 0-90 degrees, and wherein sidewall height and surface supports the edible in a pre-assembled specified shape having a desired initial appearance at an initial location, and then the transport of the pre-assembled edible to a final destination such that the initial appearance of the edible is not changed during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Shannon C. Isaac
  • Patent number: 10914842
    Abstract: A data recovery device configured to store data onboard a hypersonic vehicle travelling at hypersonic speeds. The data recovery device is released from the hypersonic vehicle upon a release command or an anomalous event. Upon release, the data recovery device is configured to receive Global Positioning System (GPS) position data and configured to broadcast the GPS position data in short bursts during decent to a surface of the Earth and upon impact with the surface of the Earth to aid in recovery of the data recovery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Ailor, III, Jeffrey Arthur Lang, James Lawrence Hoffman, II, Jerome K. Fuller, Jeffry Padin, Michael Alan Weaver, Franklin John Bayuk
  • Patent number: 10898050
    Abstract: A waste-receiving device for use with a sweeping device, the waste-receiving device having a body comprising a chamber configured to receive waste therein and an opening coupled to the chamber, wherein the opening permits the sweeping device to enter the chamber. The device also includes a panel disposed at least partially within the chamber and having an upper edge with a plurality of teeth coupled to the upper edge of the panel that are configured to engage a sweeping device to facilitate separating waste from a cleaning component of the sweeping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Elvis Henao, Viviana Henao
  • Patent number: 10716410
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses apparatuses, systems and methods for temporary placement of a living object on a seat comprising a surface and a back. The foldable apparatus comprises a pad layer comprising a first panel defining a perimeter and including a first edge, wherein the living object is placed on the first panel of the pad layer when the foldable apparatus is unfolded and the pad layer is positioned substantially horizontally on the surface of the seat; and a back layer foldably connected to the pad layer along the first edge, wherein one or both of the pad layer and the back layer comprise a first connector configured to secure the pad layer and the back layer to each other, thereby keeping the foldable apparatus in a folded configuration, and to allow unfolding of the foldable apparatus with one-hand operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Beanko LLC
    Inventor: Christine K. Iizumi
  • Patent number: 10646026
    Abstract: A refuse bag container incorporates a harness and strap having a magnetic lid. At least one (1) portion of the bag is configured to removal retain a plurality of animal waste storage bags. At least one (1) portion of the bag is configured to retain an air deodorizing agent. The bag may have a walking light disposed adjacent the top lid. The bottom of the bag may have a plurality of holes disposed therein to increase air circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Clementi, Amalia Olivera
  • Patent number: 10647502
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for packaging and installing a ceiling fan. A bucket or a kit including a bucket can be used to store a ceiling fan. A lid can be used to cover the bucket. The lid can include opening portions that are removable to define an aperture in the lid. The ceiling fan can include a motor, a downrod, and a tri-lobe ball. The tri-lobe ball can be mounted to the motor via the downrod. The tri-lobe ball and the downrod can be inserted into the aperture in the lid to assist in assembling the ceiling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventor: Jeremy Tarr
  • Patent number: 10633811
    Abstract: An improvement to a pet waste disposal system is provided that utilizes a metered and dispensed chemical neutralizer dispense from a chemical cartridge into a portable mixing chamber to create a neutralizing chemical reaction that transforms a pet waste volume into a compostible waste product. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: COSMIC PET LLC
    Inventors: Steven Tsengas, Konstantine S. Tsengas
  • Patent number: 10632932
    Abstract: An electronic device holder is provided comprising a housing defining a space and having an open end portion. The housing includes a first portion slidably coupled to a second portion. A flexible member is positioned around the housing. A retention feature is disposed on the second portion. The retention feature extends into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Clark
  • Patent number: 10486520
    Abstract: A hybrid module shipping assembly includes a hybrid module configured for arrangement in a torque path upstream from a transmission and downstream from an internal combustion engine. The hybrid module includes a hybrid drive unit, a housing fixed to a front side of the hybrid drive unit and a torque converter fixed to a rear side of the hybrid drive unit. The torque converter includes an impeller hub. The hybrid module shipping assembly also includes a cap assembly inserted in the impeller hub and a shipping dome fixed to the housing such that the housing and shipping dome encase the hybrid drive unit, the torque converter and the cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mohammad Moasherziad, Matthew Payne
  • Patent number: 10480731
    Abstract: A municipal warning lamp includes control box and a warning lamp post arranged on an upper portion of the control box. The warning lamp post is of a cuboid structure. At least three warning lights with different colors are arranged on each side of the warning lamp post. A power supply, a controller, a temperature and humidity sensor, a network communication transmission unit, an alerter, a data memory, a first telescopic driving cylinder, a second telescopic driving cylinder, and a BLUETOOTH transmission unit are arranged in an interior of the control box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Xiaojun Liu
  • Patent number: 10406101
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes for the production of a submicron oil in water emulsion comprising the steps: a. preparing a submicron oil in water emulsion; b. pre-filtering the oil in water emulsion; c. filtering the oil in water emulsion filtered according to step b) through a sterile grade filter; d. filtering the oil in water emulsion filtered according to step c) through a filter separate to that of step b) or step c); and e. filtering the oil in water emulsion filtered according to step d) through a sterile grade filter separate to that of steps b), c) and/or d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS S.A.
    Inventors: Vinciane De Cupere, Vincent Mancuso
  • Patent number: 10380911
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide visual information associated with welding operations are disclosed. An weld training system includes a display, a camera, a communications device, and a welding helmet. The communications device communicates with welding equipment. The welding helmet has a view port. The communications device is configured to hold the camera, the communications device, and the display such that, when the welding helmet is worn by a wearer, the display is viewable by the wearer, the camera has a view through the view port such that the display displays to the wearer images taken by the camera through the view port and displays a simulated object generated based on information received from the welding equipment via the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Scott Nicholas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10376080
    Abstract: A container holds spreadable food and a handheld spreader. A sheath is configured on an inside surface of the container comprising a top sheath opening at a top of the sheath sized to receive the handheld spreader. The top sheath opening is configured with a same size and shape as a cross-section of the handheld spreader to scrape and clean the handheld spreader when the handheld spreader is slid in the sheath. The sheath has sheath opening near a bottom of the sheath configured to permit flow of liquid therethrough when the handheld spreader is slid in the sheath. The handheld spreader can fixedly attach to a central underside of a screw on lid. The handheld spreader can have a handle area on an end and a spreading surface on an opposing end. The sheath can be integrally formed of the same material as the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Ryan P Newland
  • Patent number: 10368958
    Abstract: A surgical or medical container content detection system includes a container content sensor device for arrangement in a sterilization container. The container content sensor device includes a carrier and at least one sensor arranged or formed on the carrier for detecting at least one identification element which is arranged or formed on an object stored in the sterilization container for the identification thereof. A carrier module arranged on the carrier includes a detection device for detecting at least one detected identification element and is arranged for the purpose of wirelessly transmitting information about the object identified by the detected identification element to the outside of the sterilization container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Christian Wehrle, Martin Nonnenmann
  • Patent number: 10357767
    Abstract: Sample manipulating tools may comprise a handle portion and a tool portion. A sample spreading tool may comprise a head connected to the handle portion by a pivot connection permitting at least pivotal movement of the tool portion with respect to the handle portion. The head may comprise a perimeter section and a bridge section. Another sample spreading tool may comprise a central element and at least two loop segments connected to the central element with each loop segment having a substantially arcuate shape. A sample picking tool may have a loop section forming a reservoir for receiving a liquid sample and a hook portion fixed to the loop section, with a first end fixed to the loop portion and a second end being a free end. A sample scraping tool may comprise a mounting structure to receive a pipette and a scraper structure having a scraping edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: John L. Sternick
  • Patent number: 10251821
    Abstract: A composition for oxidatively treating hair includes—50-96 wt. % water; 0.5-20 wt. % hydrogen peroxide; at least one linear saturated 1-alkanol with 12-30 carbon atoms in a total volume of 2.7-6 wt. %; at least one polyethylene glycol ether of a linear saturated C12-C22 alkanol with 15-30 ethylene oxide units in the molecule, in a total volume of 0.3-1 wt. %; at least one anionic surfactant in a total volume of 0.3-1 wt. %; at least one cellulose ether in a total volume of 0.1-0.5 wt. %; and at least one oil in a total volume of 0.1-0.5 wt. %. The composition is highly suitable as an oxidant for powdered color preparations, containing oxidizing coloring intermediates and also pigments, which do not permanently change the color of the fibers, as well as, optionally, including solid inorganic alkalizing agents, as well as, optionally, ammonium salts, like ammonium chloride and ammonium sulfate, in particular with respect to the application properties of the application mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Torsten Lechner, Aileen Wagner
  • Patent number: 10176722
    Abstract: A location marker that may be used to provide information to a vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The location marker may include a plurality of lights that may be individually sequenced on and off at different times to create a time domain signal sequence that is readable by the vehicle. The lights may provide information in various different ways. The specific lights that are illuminated at a certain time may form a light pattern that includes or is associated with information. Different light patterns may be displayed over time to provide different information to the vehicle. In some embodiments, the amount of time that a light is on or off (or both) may provide information as a time domain signal sequence (e.g., flashing lights) to the vehicle. In various embodiments, the location marker may include retroreflectors arranged in a pattern used to identify the location marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Boyd, Chengwu Cui, Sarah Graber, Barry James O'Brien, Joshua John Watson, Scott Michael Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10132111
    Abstract: A bump stop assembly is provided for an access door. The assembly comprises a bump stop configured to couple to the access door or a door frame and a door closure gauge movably coupled to the bump stop. A closure pad couples the bump top to one of the door frame or the access door. The closure pad engages the other side of the access door and door frame when the door is closed. The thickness of a selected closure pad is determined based upon the extent that the door closure gauge protrudes relative to the bump stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Swann, Brian Westgarth
  • Patent number: 10118089
    Abstract: An interactive drinking game comprising a cup; said cup comprising a cylindrical body; said cylindrical body comprising an upper portion and a lower portion; said upper portion to receive a liquid or gelatin; said lower portion comprising recesses for receiving a corresponding circular piece; said circular piece configured to attach to a circular recess of the lower portion of the cup; said circular piece containing at least one written instruction for a plurality of players of the interactive drinking game to execute; and wherein said circular piece is configured to conceal the at least one written instruction from the plurality of players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Leslee Frederickson
  • Patent number: 10080620
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example portable medical device protectors that may be used in combination with various antimicrobial and/or antiseptic agents to reduce contaminants on a portable medical device. According to some embodiments, the disclosure describes that the protectors may comprise an impermeable container to store a permeable applicator impregnated with an antimicrobial or antiseptic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick O. Tennican, L. Myles Phipps
  • Patent number: 10081477
    Abstract: A method for packaging a product and a product-shipping package. A pad includes upper and lower horizontal score lines inset from upper and lower edges, and right and left vertical score lines inset from right and left edges. The score lines define a central portion, upper and lower portions, and right and left portions. The product is placed on the central portion. The upper and lower portions fold toward the central portion, contacting the product. A wrap of restraining material is wrapped around the pad and the product. The right and left portions fold to an upright position perpendicular to the pad. The right and left vertical score lines include die-cut tabs. When the right and left portions fold to the upright position, the die-cut tabs extend to an aligned position below and perpendicular to the pad. The pad and the wrapped product insert into a master shipping container. The wrap holds the product in position on the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Orora Packaging Solutions
    Inventors: Anthony Panzica, Efren Zamora
  • Patent number: 10066598
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade having a blade surface comprising a pressure side and a suction side, comprising one or more flow disturbing devices for provoking air flow separation arranged on the suction side of the blade, wherein the flow disturbing device is removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GE Renewable Technologies Wind B.V.
    Inventor: Isaac Gil MollĂ 
  • Patent number: 10059502
    Abstract: An anti-corrosion agent container (1), such that the anti-corrosion agent container (1) includes at least first and second chambers (2, 3). At least one perforated wall (5, 15) separates at least one of the first and the second chambers (2, 3) from the surroundings (10). The anti-corrosion agent container can be used in a wind turbine transmission to prevent corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: ZF Friedrichshafen, ZF Wind Power Antwerpen N.V.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Huyberechts
  • Patent number: 10035692
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a funnel, a tool for carrying out the method, and a funnel of flat material, more particularly of plastic-coated paper. A receptacle for a pulverulent and/or liquid medium includes a funnel disposed in a pouring or discharging region. A blank of flat material is shaped to a funnel-shaped sleeve having an outlet opening, an inlet opening, and an opening angle, and the funnel-shaped sleeve is swaged in at least one subregion to effect enlargement of the opening angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MICHAEL HOERAUF MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH U. CO. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Messerschmid, Holger Aubele, Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 10000324
    Abstract: In a packing bag to store a stored article Z with tight seal by a welded sheet material 1, a separation-prepared line portion 5, separable by predetermined tensile force by human hands, is provided, and, the separation-prepared line portion 5 is composed of half-cut laser-worked grooves 7 disposed parallel with a small interval and concaved on an inner face 1a and an outer face 1b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MUPACK OZAKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuko Ozaki, Takeo Takashiro
  • Patent number: 9958866
    Abstract: A drone-based system determines a user cohort for one or more users to assemble an object. The drone-based system assesses a task for the one or more users to assemble the object. Based on the determined user cohort and the assessed task, a drone of the drone-based system provides help to the one or more users as the one or more users assemble the object. The drone-based system may comprise a drone and one or more memories and computer readable code and one or more processors. The one or more processors, in response to execution of the computer readable code, cause the drone-based system to perform operations. The drone-based system may be only the drone or the drone and one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Chefalas, Andrzej Kochut, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 9956068
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a package for a surgical repair kit, the package including at least a first area configured and dimensioned to receive a surgical mesh and a second area configured and dimensioned to receive an implantable plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Kirsch, Moses Chellappa
  • Patent number: 9950837
    Abstract: A bottle that includes adaptive measuring equipment. The bottle having a container and a measuring receptacle. The container includes a securing device secured thereto and includes a device base, a fitting member and a receiving chamber. The device base includes a securing mechanism receiving passageway extending there through. The fitting member extends from the device base, while the receiving chamber is accessible through the securing mechanism receiving passageway and positioned within inner walls of the fitting member. The measuring receptacle includes a receptacle base, a side wall extending from an upper surface of the receptacle base, and a securing mechanism extending upward from the upper surface of the receptacle base and passing through the securing mechanism receiving passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Samuel Foster
  • Patent number: 9943641
    Abstract: A package for a multi-component medical device is disclosed. The package includes a bottom portion with cavities providing individual access to different components of the medical device, thereby enabling a user to remove components from the package in any order without disturbing the remaining component or components. The package also includes a barrier affixed to the bottom portion for sealing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Morrison, Joshua David Horvath, James Sullivan, Stephen Lynn Richards, Victor Politis
  • Patent number: 9930944
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device including a coupling member detachably coupled to at least a part of the electronic device. A cover, which has one or more folded positions ranging between an opened state and a closed state, the cover extends from the coupling member in a to cover a display of the electronic device, and at least one Force Sensing Resistor (FSR) sensor disposed in the cover to generate an interrupt based on a pressure applied thereto. The at least one FSR sensor includes one or more inner FSR sensors disposed on an inner surface of the cover, and one or more outer FSR sensors disposed on an outer surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Il Dong Kang
  • Patent number: 9899958
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable solar power supply, which includes a housing, a front cover and a rear cover, and further includes a wind deflector and an exhaust fan fixed on the wind deflector; the front cover has an air outlet and an air inlet formed thereon; the housing is divided into an upper chamber and a lower chamber which is connected with the air inlet and has battery installed therein removably; the wind deflector is installed in the upper chamber removably and forms an air outlet channel together with inner wall of the upper chamber; the air outlet channel and an air inlet channel are separated by the wind deflector; and one side of the air inlet channel is connected with the air inlet and the other side of the air inlet channel is connected with the air outlet channel. It has good heat radiation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Solarstock New Energy Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ninggang Wang, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9879562
    Abstract: A compressor guide-vane stage for a turbine engine, the stage comprising two coaxial shrouds, respectively an inner shroud (120) and an outer shroud, with vanes (124) extending between them, the radially inner ends of the vanes being engaged with clearance (125) in orifices in the inner shroud and being secured to the inner shroud by means of a polymerizable sealing resin (126), the guide-vane stage being characterized in that a gasket (140) is mounted on the radially inner end of each vane, the gasket including a slit through which the vane passes and bearing against the radially inside surface of the shroud or in the proximity of said surface, in order to limit the passage of resin through the above-mentioned clearance while the resin is being applied to the inside surface of the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventor: Eric Raymond Jean Vatin
  • Patent number: 9875665
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a weld training system are provided. In particular, components of the weld training system may be removably disposed within an interior volume of a portable enclosure. The portable enclosure may be easy to transport by a welding operator from various training and/or recruiting locations. In some embodiments, the components of the weld training system include a weld training device, a work surface, a sensing device, a virtual reality interface, and processing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Beeson
  • Patent number: 9849457
    Abstract: A specimen collection assembly and method for detecting the same are disclosed. The specimen collection assembly includes a specimen collection container having an open top end, a closed bottom end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior adapted to receive a biological specimen. The specimen collection container also includes first indicia containing information. The assembly further includes a cap having thereon second indicia, the cap being removably engagable with the open top end of the container. The second indicia contains the same information as the first indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Craig A. Gelfand
  • Patent number: 9808596
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. Printed instructions (1001) can be included with the tray (100). When a CSR wrap (1000) is disposed about the tray (100), the printed instructions can be placed atop the CSR wrap (1000) but beneath an outer sterile wrap (1002). The printed instructions (1001) can include a patient portion (1202) that is detachably coupled to a health care services portion (1201) such that it can be taken home with the patient after the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Deborah B Adler, Jack E. Maze
  • Patent number: 9783334
    Abstract: A container is provided including a blank of sheet material having an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface. The blank forms the container having a front wall, a bottom wall, a back wall, a top wall, a first side wall and an opposing second side wall, the container defining a cavity, and at least the front wall defining a display area for facilitating displaying product contained within container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael B. McLeod, Noel J. Mertz
  • Patent number: 9782981
    Abstract: The invention describes a method of printing onto a balloon that includes the steps of: coating the printable outer surface of a balloon with a primer material; attaching the balloon about a supporting substrate to form a balloon blank; flattening the printable outer surface of the balloon on the upper surface of the substrate; attaching a first tab on a first end of the balloon blank; attaching a second tab on a second end opposite the first end of the balloon blank; applying the balloon blank to a printer, via the first tab, which in use prints a first image onto the printable surface; and moving the balloon blank back through the printer via the second tab, which in use prints a second image onto the printable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Aamer Shams, Kazveen Aamer
  • Patent number: 9745088
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. Printed instructions (1001) can be included with the tray (100). One or more layers of wrap material (2200) can be folded about the tray (100) to enclose the tray (100) and other items, such as an additional layer of wrap material (2701), packaged liquid hand sanitizer (2401), and packaged gloves (2402). When a health care services provider (3101) unfolds the wrap material, the same can be used to create a sterile field beneath a patient (3201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Sarah Dickinson, Deborah Adler, Jack Maze, Alberto Savage, Kenneth Chua, Earl Wilson, John Kutsch
  • Patent number: 9707021
    Abstract: A bone plate sized and shaped for fixation to one of a phalangeal and metacarpal bone includes a head extending from a first end to a second end and having an elongated curved plate hole extending therethrough along a curved path from a first end to a second end, a plate hole axis of the elongated curved plate hole extending orthogonally from a top surface to a bone contacting surface of the bone plate and a shaft extending from the head, the shaft including an elongated shaft plate hole extending therethrough and elongated in a direction extending orthogonal to a central longitudinal axis of the bone plate, a plate hole axis of the elongated shaft plate hole extending orthogonally from the top surface to the bone contacting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Hashmi, Lynn Kelly, Daneen Touhalisky, Thomas J. Fischer
  • Patent number: 9687094
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a platform adapted to fit atop a first drinking container and provide a stable surface for securely supporting a second drinking container stacked atop the first. In one exemplary embodiment the platform is a flat circular plate bounded at a perimeter edge by a first cylindrical wall on one side of the plate and a second cylindrical wall on the other side of the plate. The cylindrical walls may each include a cut-out to provide clearance for a handle on one of the drinking containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Heidi R. Farmer, Samuel J. Farmer
  • Patent number: 9682801
    Abstract: Multi-layered bags include an outer layer or bag and an inner layer or bag that is shorter than the outer layer or bag. The shortened inner layer or bag can stretch or expand to the outer layer or bag when loaded with objects or otherwise strained. Such multi-layered bags can allow for a reduction in thermoplastic material without compromising the strength of the multi-layered bag. In various implementations, the inner layer or bag may be non-continuously laminated, continuously laminated, or joined only along one or more edges to the outer layer or bag. Implementations including non-continuous bonds securing the inner layer or bag to the outer layer or bag can provide additional strength to the bag. Methods of forming multi-layered bags with a shortened inner layer including inserting an inner layer within an outer layer and then joining the layers to form a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Robert W. Fraser, Robert T. Dorsey, Shaun T. Broering, Jack A. MacPherson, Scott Binger, Kenneth E. Cisek, Theodore J. Fish
  • Patent number: 9583003
    Abstract: A pedestrian and a driver of a running vehicle that are in the vicinity of a stopped vehicle are notified of a danger of collision with a vehicle, without requiring the pedestrian to carry a communication terminal. A vehicle danger notification control apparatus includes an outside recognition arrangement for recognizing a running vehicle and/or a pedestrian as a moving object(s), a danger determination arrangement for determining whether there is a danger of collision(s) between the running vehicle and the pedestrian and/or between the running vehicles, and a danger notification arrangement for notifying, in a case in which the danger determination means determines that there is a collision danger, a driver of the running vehicle and/or the pedestrian of the collision danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9579648
    Abstract: The present invention is a cuvette assembly for use in optically measuring at least one characteristic of particles within a plurality of liquid samples. The cuvette assembly comprises a main body having internal walls and external walls, and a plurality of cuvettes within the main body at least partially being defined by the internal walls. Each of the plurality of cuvettes has a liquid-input chamber for receiving a respective one of the plurality of liquid samples, a filter, and an optical chamber for receiving a respective filtered liquid sample caused by passing the respective one of the plurality of liquid samples through the filter. Each of the optical chambers includes an entry window for allowing transmission of an input light beam through the filtered liquid sample and an exit window for transmitting a forward scatter signal caused by the particles within the filtered liquid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BacterioScan LTD
    Inventors: Dana A. Marshall, Theodore S. McMinn, Dan Vadim Regelman
  • Patent number: 9565836
    Abstract: One embodiment of a universally attachable leash bag having an interior chamber for temporary storage of retrieved pet waste secured in waste bags and exterior pockets for supplies or personal belongings. Bag is formed of a single piece of material fitted with a zipper along the lower edges and partially up the side edges. When engaged, zipper creates a bag form with interior chamber. Zipper is utilized when emptying the chamber to prevent pet owner from direct handling of waste. The vertically extended sides of the bag, fitted with corresponding members of hook-and-loop tape, feed through the pet leash handle forming a secure method of attachment. The front edge of leash bag is fitted with a reinforcing device to create an opening for the extended end of the leash to pass through creating a secondary means of attachment and a utility hook for carrying items or tertiary means of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Christine H Conley