With Content Applicator Or Dispenser Patents (Class 206/229)
  • Patent number: 10926025
    Abstract: Devices and methods for filling a medicament cartridge of a pump, including a user-wearable, ambulatory infusion pump. A device for supporting a medicament cartridge can comprise a body portion resembling a tray, with recesses disposed therein to support one or more of a cartridge body, cartridge tubing, interconnect fitting, and vial adapter. The recesses of the tray may be shaped to correspond to that component intended to be placed in its respective recess so to provide a visual indication to a user how to couple and align the various components necessary to fill the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan William Betts, Maxwell Aaron Hume, Philip Sven Lamb, Michael Michaud, John Charles Nadworny, William T Trevaskis, Steven Thuan Truong
  • Patent number: 10889412
    Abstract: A container has a fibrous lid (100) and vessel (110) that have mutually mating raised beads (104, 112). The beads are preferably formed in rings, which in the case of the lid is positioned on the underside of the cap, and in the case of the vessel is positioned at the mouth of the vessel. Also in preferred embodiments, the beads can have outward curls, inward curls, or have a split formation. Both lid and vessel are preferably made of at least 85 wt % paper. The non-paper percentages can advantageously comprise one or more of glues, adhesives, films, and/or moisture barriers, and in most preferred embodiments, the moisture barrier is also an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ellery West, Gail West
  • Patent number: 10820957
    Abstract: A medical kit 100 includes a drape 1323. A plurality of pockets (1302,1303,1304,1305, 1306,1307) are disposed along a bottom edge of the drape 1323 in a linear, side-by-side arrangement. A plurality of medical implements (1310,1311,1312,1313,1314,1315) are stowed in the plurality of pockets on a one-to-one basis. Medical indicia (1316,1317,1318,1319,1320,1321) is disposed along each pocket. The medical indicia can include one or more educational prompts that instruct medical personnel how to use a particular medical implement disposed in a pocket to complete a central catheter dressing change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Turturro, Adam Roesner, Mike Stankiewicz, Barbara Connell
  • Patent number: 10807765
    Abstract: Container/cap structures include pie-piece shaped individual containers shaped to fit together, and pie-piece shaped individual caps that are attachable to each of the individual containers. Each of the individual containers is connected to at least one of the other container by connections, and these connections between the individual containers permit the individual containers to be rolled together to form a complete multi-compartment container. Each of the individual caps includes a projection and a recess positioned to join corresponding projections and recesses of adjacent individual caps. The projection and recess of the individual caps connect the individual caps together to form a complete cap when the individual containers are rolled together. The complete cap is capable of being unscrewed from the complete container to simultaneously separate all of the individual caps that form the complete cap from all of the individual containers that form the complete multi-compartment container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Hirshol H. Pheir
  • Patent number: 10729843
    Abstract: Dual packaging for fill needles and safety needles are described herein. Such packaging can include hard packaging or blister packs. Also described herein are methods of opening the packaging and operating the needles disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood
  • Patent number: 10716385
    Abstract: A dispensing package comprising one or more jackets, a screw assembly, and a movable elevator platform; the screw assembly comprising a spindle comprising two external thread portions, which allows for a quick first turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathaniel David Thulin, Justin Alan Ellsworth, Nathan Daniel Grubbs
  • Patent number: 10716378
    Abstract: A disposable container for solvent contaminated wipes and a method of using the disposable container to prevent solvent contaminated wipes from spontaneously combusting is disclosed. The disposable container may be a flexible bag made of a material having a solvent-resistant, non-permeable layer and optionally other layers. The disposable container has an oxygen-reduction system including an air-tight seal, which may be formed in a variety of ways, and an oxygen-removal mechanism, such as a small pump that is integral to the flexible bag or a pump outlet that can be connected to an external pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Patrick H. Boyer, John Donovan, Jackie O. Jordan, II
  • Patent number: 10687602
    Abstract: A dispensing package comprising one or more jackets, a screw assembly, and a movable elevator platform; the screw assembly comprising a spindle comprising two external thread portions, which allows for a quick first turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathaniel David Thulin, Justin Alan Ellsworth, Nathan Daniel Grubbs
  • Patent number: 10676234
    Abstract: Plastic container below 450 gr for horticulture products exports formed by a bottom, two large walls facing each other, two small walls facing each other and an upper closure system, the container has an optimized structure which allows to efficiently resist the forces to which it is subjected and to control deformation for the purpose of ensuring all the time and under any conditions the integrity and quality of the products contained inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Wenco S.A.
    Inventor: Pedro Chinni Vergottini
  • Patent number: 10532148
    Abstract: A system for anal irrigation is provided. The system includes a container, an anal probe, tubes and an electrical pump. The container has two configurations, a first collapsed configuration and a second expanded configuration. In the first configuration, a cavity for storing tubes and the anal probe is provided. In the second configuration, the container has a cavity for containing irrigation liquid. The pump and valves is stored in a cavity towards the bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Isak Frostaa, Hans Falleboe, Richard Morgan Hickmott, Niels Hvid
  • Patent number: 10478567
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a housing having a cavity for receiving an associated fluid. A plunger assembly includes a piston and a shaft connected thereto for selectively dispensing the associated fluid from the housing through a dispensing opening. A container receives the housing and plunger assembly. The container has a first opening at a first end that selectively receives a cap thereon and covers the dispensing opening when the cap is secured to the container, and second opening at a second end that opens to the plunger assembly shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Anthony Loritz
  • Patent number: 10399378
    Abstract: An attachable and detachable holder for wet paint brushes which can be mounted on a top lip of a conventional paint can or paint bucket. An outwardly extending hook holds the holder to an inside of the paint can or paint bucket. The holder holds enough paint that covers paint brush hairs when the paint brush is placed in a holder area of the holder. Side port holes in the holder allow excess paint in the holder to flow back into the paint can or bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Laurence Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10399730
    Abstract: A set of multicomponent cartridges is proposed having at least two multicomponent cartridges (2), with each multicomponent cartridge (2) including at least one first and one second reception chamber (3, 4) for components to be dispensed, with each reception chamber (3, 4) having a substantially cylindrical design and extending in a longitudinal direction (A), with the reception chambers (3, 4) being arranged parallel to one another and having the same extent (L) in the longitudinal direction (A), with each multicomponent cartridge (2) being manufactured in one piece so that their reception chambers (3, 4) are non-releasably connected to one another, and wherein the first reception chamber (3) of each multicomponent cartridge (2) of the set (2) has the same outer diameter (D1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Sasan Habibi-Naini, Markus Scheuber
  • Patent number: 10358255
    Abstract: A clamshell case with a first portion and a second portion that are connected by a hinge. The first portion has one or more structures that are each adapted to removably hold a medicine vial, and the second portion has one or more structures that are each adapted to removably hold the barrel of a medicine applicator. There is a releasable case closure system that releasably maintains the two portions in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Tac Life Systems LLC
    Inventors: Peter Giannopoulos, Joshua J. DeLisle, Frank Nogueira, Leo Manning
  • Patent number: 10350346
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product includes a delivery syringe comprising a plastic receptacle and an oxygen-tight envelope which envelopes the delivery syringe in an oxygen-tight manner, wherein the plastic receptacle is filled with an oxygen-sensitive active pharmaceutical ingredient fluid and an inner surface of the plastic receptacle is siliconized at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kerschbaumer, Roland Gorges, Patricia Grigoleit, Christian Krenn, Johann Schloegl
  • Patent number: 10251815
    Abstract: A delivery system and method for storing and delivering colostrum or milk to an infant are provided. In one aspect, the system includes a syringe for delivering a dose of colostrum or milk, a swab container, and a swab. The swab is contained in the swab container and the swab container connected to the syringe. In another aspect, the delivery system includes a plurality of syringes for delivering a dose of colostrum or milk and a storage container for storing the plurality of syringes having the colostrum or milk therein. The method includes loading a first syringe with a dose of colostrum or milk and placing the loaded first syringe in a first slot in a storage container. The method further includes loading a second syringe with a dose of colostrum or milk and placing the loaded second syringe in a second slot in the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rush University Medical Center
    Inventor: Nancy A. Garofalo
  • Patent number: 10240895
    Abstract: A gun cleaning apparatus includes a cleaning tool and a storage case. The cleaning tool has a cleaning section and a pull cord having a distal end for pulling the cleaning section through a gun barrel. The storage case is configured for enclosing the cleaning tool. The storage case includes a substantially hollow container having an open top and a removable lid. The removable lid is selectively positionable between a closed configuration wherein it closes the open top, and an open configuration wherein it is free from the hollow container and serves as a pull handle for the cleaning tool. The removable lid includes a connection section for connecting to the distal end of the pull cord after the pull cord has been inserted through the gun barrel, and a handle section for gripping by a user to assist with pulling the cleaning tool through the gun barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bushnell Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie A. Kokoruda, Jason L. Slinkard
  • Patent number: 10143808
    Abstract: With the subject invention, a container for an injection device with an injection needle is provided. The container includes a body having a compartment formed therein to accommodate the injection device in both a pre-use and a post-use condition. The body defines a first opening through which the injection device in its pre-use condition may be accessed, and the body defines a second opening into which the injection device may be directed in its post-use condition. A closure is provided for closing the first opening. The container also includes a retainer for retaining the injection device in the container in its post-use condition preventing access to the injection needle after the injection device has been used to administer an injection. Advantageously, the container of the subject invention provides not only a pre-use packaging for the injection device, but also a post-use sharps container for the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ruane S. Jeter, Richard A. Cronenberg, Lionel Vedrine, Atul Patel, Dnyanesh Talpade
  • Patent number: 10117391
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for delivering pollen for the directed pollination of plants are provided herein. One example embodiment comprises a rigid tube having a first end, a second end, and a channel defined therebetween, wherein the rigid tube is configured to receive the tassel of the maize plant proximate the first end and to interact with the ear shoot of the maize plant proximate the second end, and wherein the channel defines a path between the tassel and the ear shoot so as to enable transfer of pollen from the tassel to the ear shoot. In another example embodiment, the rigid tube may be telescoping such that the overall length of the rigid tube may be adjustable. In another example embodiment, the apparatus may include a fan configured to propel air onto the tassel to aid in the transfer of pollen through the channel to the ear shoot. The apparatuses and methods are applicable for directed cross-pollination between different plants of the same species and plants of different species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jose Manuel De La Sotta
  • Patent number: 10112763
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to device comprising a scaffold, a scoop leveler and a scoop. The device may be manufactured in one or two pieces, by, e.g., injection molding. The device can be placed into a container where it is retained toward the top of the container. The container can be filled with flowable product, e.g., a granular substance such as a powder. The device's position toward the top of the container allows the device to stay above the product so that the scoop is easily located by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Wilfred L. Castillo
  • Patent number: 10106295
    Abstract: A tray stack (100) for accommodating a catheter assembly (1400) and medical devices (1401,1402,1403,1404,1409,1410, 1411,1412,1413) corresponding to catheter use includes a first tray (101) and second tray (102). Each tray (101,102) includes a tray opening, a base member (205,206), and sidewalls (203,204). When placed atop each other, they first tray (101) and second tray (102) form a tray stack (100). When unstacked and placed in a side-by-side, single layer catheter tray assembly (200), implements disposed therein can be arranged in a predetermined sequence corresponding to an order of use during a catheterization procedure. Mechanical couplings (300) can be included to permit the trays to translate with respect to each other. Retention mechanisms (710-713) can be included to hold the trays together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Allen Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10058462
    Abstract: A packing wrapper for an absorbent article, the wrapper having a protective layer. The wrapper also has a first functional layer attached to the protective layer giving the wrapper a multiple functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Solgun Drevik, Chatrine Stridfeldt, Angelica Burvall
  • Patent number: 10054522
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are configured to prepare a specimen. A system may include a preparation device configured to mate with a specimen collection device. The preparation device may include an agitator member and a filter member. The filter member and the agitator member may be configured to move independently with respect to each other and the preparation platform member. The filter member may be configured to move linearly with respect to the preparation platform member and/or the agitator member, and the agitator member may be configured to move linearly and radially with respect to the preparation platform member and/or the agitator member. The system may also include a specimen collection device. The specimen may include but is not limited to fecal matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Colleen Kraft, W. Robert Taylor, Michael L. Wach, Jonathan Shaw, Louis F. Malice
  • Patent number: 10005576
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for automatically placing a scoop in a container, where the apparatus comprises a scoop supply unit adapted to supply scoops to a release position of the scoop supply unit in a hanging manner, a first gripping device configured to grip an individual scoop at the release position of the supply unit and to move the scoop to a delivery position where the scoop is released from the gripping device in order to place the scoop in a container, where the supply unit comprises two sets of reciprocating holding fingers adapted to release one scoop at a time in the release position, where the gripping device comprises two gripping fingers having a semi-circular shape corresponding to the shape of the scoop, such that the inner sides of the gripping fingers bears on the rim of the scoop. The invention also concerns a method for automatically placing a scoop in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: A&R CARTON LUND AB
    Inventors: Lennart Larsson, Per Hagelqvist, Per Rasmusson
  • Patent number: 9963274
    Abstract: A closure (20, 120, 220, 320, 320A, 420) and a method for making a closure (20, 120, 220, 320, 320A, 420) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Brunner
  • Patent number: 9949894
    Abstract: An auto-injection device holder includes a main body having at least a front wall, a back wall and a bottom wall, and an open top. The walls define a cavity for receiving at least partially therein at least one auto-injection device. An electrical circuit is mounted to the main body to provide information to a user of the auto-injection device holder. A switch is mounted on a wall of the main body and may be pressed by a user of the holder. The electrical circuit includes a read only memory having pertinent information stored digitally therein. When the switch is activated, the information stored digitally in the read only memory is converted to an analog signal which is provided to the speaker so that the user may hear the pertinent information, such as instructions on how to use the auto-injection device held by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Puglisi
  • Patent number: 9889053
    Abstract: A method for a two person rescue team to rescue an incapacitated person from a hazardous environment includes a wheeled platform with a contoured recess shaped to accommodate an air pack. The platform is sufficiently low to the ground so that a transported person, as well as the rescue personnel can be kept below the heat in an inflamed building. The platform straddles a water hose which is used as an escape path by the rescue team to extract the incapacitated person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Wesley Wyatt Caskey
  • Patent number: 9891471
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes: a substrate; and at least one light assembly separately located on the substrate, wherein the light assembly includes: a light source; and a lens configured to shield an upper surface and a side surface of the light source, wherein the lens includes: a refraction portion separately located on the upper surface of the light source; and a reflection portion separately located at the side surface of the light source. Thereby, the lens includes a reflection portion located at a side surface of the light source, thereby improving light efficiency of a backlight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyeok Kim, Eunseok Kim, Dohan Park, Dawoon Jung, Wondo Kee, Minho Kim, Jaehyung Jeon
  • Patent number: 9823172
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for retaining solid state reagents and/or for processing sample for a diagnostic test, where the apparatus avoids liquid “hang-up” that would otherwise result in loss of sample or fluid volume during sample transfer. The invention further provides diagnostic methods that employ the apparatus, so as to provide sensitive and accurate analyte detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nexus DX, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Madsen, Robert Klepper
  • Patent number: 9770316
    Abstract: A set of tools for removal of stains and debris from an animal's teeth includes an intraoral tool equipped with detachably-attachable sickle blade and scaler blade. Each blade includes a recessed area that is used to accept a desired quantity of meat-flavored toothpaste or other food therein. The toothpaste helps distract the animal from the teeth cleaning process. A preferred material for the intraoral tool is non-metallic and the blades are preferably stainless steel. A means to secure the blades to the intraoral tool is provided. A non-metallic coating is preferably applied to a base of each blade. A guide is included that provides written instructions for the use of the intraoral tool and various component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Terri Lynn Speed, Marvin Ernest Speed, II
  • Patent number: 9771196
    Abstract: A dental maintenance kit for the removal of stains and debris from the surface and from between the teeth that includes an intraoral tool equipped with a detachably-attachable sickle blade and scaler blade. A preferred material for the intraoral tool is non-metallic that includes a recess at each opposite end of the intraoral tool for acceptance of a protrusion on the non-working end of the sickle blade and or the scaler blade. The protrusion will have means to secure the sickle blade or scaler blade firmly into the recess at each opposite end of the intraoral tool. A preferred material for the sickle blade and scaler blade is stainless steel. A coating is applied to a shaft of the sickle blade or scaler blade that extends longitudinally for the entire length of the shaft exposing only the working surface of the sickle blade or scaler blade. A preferred material for the coating is non-metallic. A guide is included with the dental maintenance kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Terri Lynn Speed, Marvin Ernest Speed, II
  • Patent number: 9758284
    Abstract: A flexible thermoformed dispensing package for a flowable material includes an integrally formed dispensing tube extending from the container portion having an internal extension spaced apart from the side walls defining a recessed chamber defined by a pair of integral thermoformed walls extending from the bottom surface of the container chamber and terminating proximate the base when the package is in a vertical position to facilitate sipping of a beverage from the container portion; alternatively, a straw is placed in the dispensing tube to reach the base of the package. In another embodiment, at least one integrally formed internal dividing wall extends from the sealed end of the dispensing tube and intersects an interior wall to define separate dispensing chambers, where the sealed ends of each of the dispensing chambers can be independently opened along a weakened transverse parting line and separated into separate dispensing channels along a longitudinal parting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BARTON GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Lewis Barton
  • Patent number: 9631383
    Abstract: A shingle patch for repairing damaged asphalt shingles includes a base member, a notched portion on one end thereof, a roofing nail formed on its opposite end portion, or a flap portion which can be lifted so that a standard roofing nail can be nailed into the underlying damaged shingle, and colored granules embedded into the top surface of the base member. A sealant covers at least a portion of the notched portion and the bottom surface of the base member. The notched portion is structured for sliding under the shingle located immediately above the damaged shingle and the remainder of the shingle patch overlays the damaged shingle. An emulsion/adhesive injector system for repairing damaged shingles, an integral nail/disk structure which eliminates the need of having any exposed nails associated with a shingled roof, and special tools for lifting the bottom edge of a shingle are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas R. Mathieson
  • Patent number: 9539074
    Abstract: A package for an orthodontic bracket or other dental product is formed by a container having a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls, creating a cavity within the container. One of the sidewalls is disposed at an angle greater than 90 degrees from the bottom so that it slants up and away from the bottom. This way, the opening in the top of the package is larger than the surface area of the bottom of the package. There is a removable top configured for covering the cavity. There is a quantity of pliable material attached to the bottom or to the slanted sidewall. The pliable material is configured to be able to hold a small object such as an orthodontic bracket in place when the object is pressed into the pliable material. The bracket is placed on the pliable material in such a way that adhesive disposed on the rear side of the bracket does not touch the pliable material or any other part of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PDB, Patent & Business Development AG
    Inventor: Markus Hirsch
  • Patent number: 9522222
    Abstract: An application arrangement for a medicinal substance fluid includes an application syringe with a plastic container, wherein the plastic container is filled with an oxygen-sensitive medicinal substance fluid and an oxygen-tight cover which surrounds the application syringe in oxygen-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kerschbaumer, Roland Gorges, Patricia Grigoleit, Christian Krenn, Johann Schloegl
  • Patent number: 9522235
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a medicament container, a first elastomeric member, a second elastomeric member and a stopper. The first and second elastomeric members are disposed within the medicament container. The first elastomeric member, a first portion of the medicament container and the second elastomeric member collectively define a medicament volume. The stopper is coupled to a distal end portion of the medicament container. The second elastomeric member, a second portion of the medicament container and the stopper collectively define a vent volume. A first retainer of the stopper is configured to engage a first portion of a carrier to limit movement of the medicament container when in a first position. A second retainer of the stopper is configured to engage a second portion of the carrier to limit movement of the medicament container when in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, Frank E. Blondino
  • Patent number: 9517463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a syringe, comprising: a syringe body (12) having an axial inner cavity (16), which extends in the direction of a longitudinal axis (LA) of the syringe body (12) and in which a plunger (14) can be or is accommodated in such a way that the plunger can be moved in the longitudinal direction, and a needle (18), which can be or is connected to the syringe body (12) at a longitudinal end of the syringe body (12), wherein the syringe body (12) has a coupling segment (20) at the needle-side longitudinal end of the syringe body (12), to which coupling segment (20) the needle (18) can be or is fastened by means of a connecting element (22) that can be slid on in the longitudinal direction. According to the invention, at least one radially inward cavity (34) is provided on the coupling segment (20), which cavity can be brought into engagement or is in engagement with at least one corresponding locking segment (32) provided on the connecting element (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HAMILTON BONADUZ AG
    Inventor: Klaus Leckebusch
  • Patent number: 9365320
    Abstract: A storage container apparatus comprises four elements. The first element is a top of a compartment with a substantially horizontal surface and an outer edge that is within 0.25 inches of the sides proximate the bottom of a commercial material container. The second element is sides of the compartment that joins the outer edge of the top, extends downward, and ends in a beaded edge. The third element is a base of the compartment with a top, bottom, and edge. The top of the base has a groove channel proximate the edge that is able to detachably attach to the beaded edge of the side and the edge of the base extends outward from the channel at least 0.13 inches. The fourth element is a joining element that affixes the top of the storage compartment to the bottom of one of at least two differently branded commercial material containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LJA Companies, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Steven Erickson
  • Patent number: 9334085
    Abstract: A container for liquid (1; 51), comprising a body in which liquid can be stored, in which the body has a orifice (8; 58) allowing access into the void, the body being provided with a handle (10; 60) arranged to be grasped by a user, the container being provided with an elongate spout (9; 59) that removably engages the orifice (8; 58), the handle being provided with a location (71) for storage of the spout. Additionally, a container (1; 51) for liquid, comprising a body in which liquid can be stored, the body having a base (2; 52; 72), two opposing side faces (3; 53), the side faces (3;53) being joined by first and second opposing side walls (4, 5; 54, 55), the side faces and the side walls being capped by a top wall (6; 56) opposing the base, in which the top wall (6; 56) has a orifice (8;57) adjacent to the first side wall (4; 54), in which both the first and second side walls are provided with handles (10, 11; 60, 61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Alexander Persson, Jan Svanberg
  • Patent number: 9272391
    Abstract: An article of footwear is made by (a) providing a component having a contaminant on a receiving area of a surface; (b) blast cleaning the receiving area of the surface by propelling an abrasive alkali, alkaline earth, or ammonium compound in a pressurized gas stream against the receiving area; (c) applying a pressurized gas stream free of the abrasive compound, liquid water, and organic liquid to the receiving area to remove any residual abrasive compound from the receiving area of the surface to produce a cleaned receiving area; (d) applying a layer of material to the cleaned receiving area, wherein the material is selected from the group consisting of adhesives and coating compositions; and (e) incorporating the component into an article of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Geun Rok Park
  • Patent number: 9220391
    Abstract: A sponge holder allows a user both to store new dry sponges in a dry environment and to hold and dry a wet sponge. The sponge holder comprises a dry container detachably coupled to a drying container. The dry container further comprises a lid that can be opened to insert the dry sponges. The lid should partially cover the sponge holder such that water cannot permeate the dry container which keeps the dry sponges dry and free of contamination. The drying container further comprises at least one open end through which the wet sponge can be placed, vents and a reservoir in order to allow the wet sponge to dry. The drying container can be detached from the drying container allowing for portability and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Judy Deanna Henninger
  • Patent number: 9162809
    Abstract: A food tray comprising a side wall module, a lid and a bottom, where the bottom and the side wall module are held together in a detachable manner, where the bottom can be removed from the side wall module by the use of a removal means attached to the bottom, where the lid is attached to the upper rim of the food tray, where the tray further comprises a supplementary food container positioned in the tray, which is attached to the bottom in a detachable manner and which is fixedly attached to the lid of the food tray, and where the supplementary food container is opened when the bottom is removed from the side wall module. The advantage of the invention is that an additional food can be held separated from the rest of the food in a food tray but can be heated at the same time and that the supplementary food container is opened at the same time as the food tray is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Torus Pak Research and Development S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Rickard Gillblad
  • Publication number: 20150122674
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus includes a food container. The food container includes an open end and a closed end. The food container is provided on a surface thereof with one or more apertures. The food container is made of a resilient material for use with foodstuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Fu Man Herman LO
  • Patent number: 8978918
    Abstract: A caddy for holding a pastry bag comprises a receptacle having an open end, a closed end, an internal surface connecting the open and closed ends, and a plurality of fins projecting from the internal surface of the receptacle toward a central longitudinal axis of the receptacle. The fins define a tapered framework of contact ridges for contacting the pastry bag to reduce the surface area of contact between the pastry bag and the internal surface of the receptacle. A container removably receives the receptacle and holds a heat transfer medium for surrounding an external surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rich Producuts Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Vincent Tirone, Diego Hernan Viana, Paul R. Feldner, John Patrick Rayburn, Gerald Oehmen
  • Patent number: 8960425
    Abstract: A spray package including a container defining a cavity and having an opening; a spray container movable disposed in the cavity, the spray container having a fluid container portion movably disposed in the cavity and a projection portion having an orifice in fluid communication with the first fluid container portion, the projection portion being movable through the opening in the container between a retracted and extended position; and a therapeutic liquid disposed in the fluid container portion and being discharged through the orifice upon application of a force to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Publication number: 20150014213
    Abstract: A retractable storage system for handheld electronic device has one or more storage chambers to house a retraction mechanism and/or a battery. At least one accessory station structured on the housing member of the device has an aperture for arresting, dispensing and/or charging at least one accessory item, such as a wireless earbud or e-cigarette. The retraction mechanism retrieves and dispense the stored accessory item through the accessory station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: JOHN T. MERENDA
  • Publication number: 20140328941
    Abstract: A composition that includes: (a) hydrogen peroxide; (b) at least one of an inorganic acid and an organic acid; (c) chelator; (d) anticorrosive agent; and (e) surfactant. Kits that include the composition, as well as methods of using the composition (e.g., as a disinfectant) are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Huyen Phuong Bui, John J. Matta, Tuan Nguyen, Thomas M. Gentle
  • Patent number: 8875916
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia Lopez, Adrian Keith McKinney, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Kristin Marie Finley, Karen Hussong Strader
  • Publication number: 20140271512
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the skin of an animal, including the visible reduction of lines, creases, or wrinkles of the face, are achieved by applying to the surface of the skin a mixture of an aqueous composition containing urea, lactic acid, calcium pantothenate, and a lipophilic composition containing a lipid such as ceramide, lecithin, or a glycolipid. Optionally, glycerin can be included in the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Loretta Ciraldo
  • Publication number: 20140262867
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a travel kit which includes a carrying case including a bottom portion and a top portion. The top portion connects to the bottom portion via a fastening means. The kit includes a plurality of containers for the carrying and storage of liquid and similar substances. The containers include a lid with a locking mechanism. The case includes a plurality of securing means attached to the interior wall of the top portion of the carrying case which corresponds to the shape of the plurality of containers and receives the plurality of containers. The case includes a plurality of raised edges attached to the interior bottom wall of the bottom portion of the carrying case. The plurality of raised edges correspond to the shape of the plurality of containers and receives the plurality of containers. The kit includes an instrument for transferring liquid or similar substances into the plurality of containers which is secured to the interior of the carrying case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Francine Weinberg