With Indicia Or Area Modified For Indicia Patents (Class 206/459.5)
  • Patent number: 10656140
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: POCARED Diagnostics LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 10631656
    Abstract: In many aspects, the systems and methods described herein include mattress assemblies with attached sensory devices. The mattress assembly comprises a mattress core, an attached headboard, a mattress cover at least partially enclosing the mattress core, and at least one customer assistance sensory device attached to at least one of the core, headboard, and cover. The customer assistance sensory device is configured to present at least one parameter of the mattress core or assembly as at least a visual signal. Visual signals may include one or more distinct colors, shapes, or graphic patterns that correspond to one or more parameter of the mattress core or assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Anne Kozel, Mark Owen
  • Patent number: 10624389
    Abstract: A combination storage container, scale, and rolling paper dispenser having an airtight storage container, a scale, a rolling paper dispenser, a cigarette roller, a magnifying glass, a light, and a lighter. There is a battery compartment having a plurality of batteries which powers the scale and a digital readout for said scale, as well as a light to illuminate the contents of the storage container. An integrated rechargeable battery and a USB charging port power the lighter. The present combination storage container, scale, and rolling paper dispenser is portable and offers a sleek design which incorporates each of the elements into a single cylindrical profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Manuel Salgado
  • Patent number: 10625530
    Abstract: Various themed gift card and gift card holder combinations are disclosed. Some embodiments are contained inside a box along with novelty gift items that are themed or otherwise related to the type of gift card contained therein. Other embodiments contain various three-dimensional pop-up structures and other paper engineered constructs that are shaped, decorated and otherwise themed to match an accompanying gift card. And in yet other embodiments, the gift card holders are directed to specific holidays or special occasions with appropriate gift cards included. Each embodiment may include electronic features, such as audio and light. The packaging of gift card and gift card holder combinations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: American Greetings
    Inventor: Gary Nelson
  • Patent number: 10576720
    Abstract: A film made from or containing a polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) from about 19 wt % to about 50 wt %, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a propylene ethylene copolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from about 1.5 wt % to about 6.0 wt %, based upon the total weight of the propylene ethylene copolymer; and B) from about 50 wt % to about 81 wt %, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from about 1.5 wt % to about 6.0 wt %, based upon the total weight of the propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer, and 1-butene derived units content of between about 4.8 wt % and about 12.4 wt %, based upon the total weight of the propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer; the sum of the amount of component A) and B) being 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paola Massari, Caroline Cathelin, Claudio Cavalieri, Marco Ciarafoni, Andrea Felisati, Angelo Ferraro, Giampiero Morini, Fabrizio Piemontesi, Gianni Vitale
  • Patent number: 10569046
    Abstract: A medical device assembly is disclosed, comprising a medical device, such as a urinary catheter, and preferably having a hydrophilic surface coating, and a package forming a closed compartment around the catheter. The package is formed of at least one sheet of tearable material and comprises a first weld extending along a first side in a first direction of the package and a second weld extending along a second side in a second direction of the package. The first and second directions are different and preferably orthogonal to each other. A tear line is provided in the second weld, and arranged to direct a subsequent tear towards the first weld. Further, the first weld is provided with an inward protrusion, protruding inwardly towards the closed compartment, at a distance from the second weld. A corresponding method of production is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventors: Thomas Steindahl, Kristina Eklöf
  • Patent number: 10501235
    Abstract: A biological sample containment system and a label for a container that includes a first layer having a first readable information portion and a second layer removably attached to the first layer, the second layer having a second readable information portion, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the first layer and the second layer of the label are both formed of a thermosensitive material. In one embodiment, at least a part of the first readable information portion is identical to at least a part of the second readable information portion. The label of the present disclosure allows a portion of the label having readable information to be removed and adhered to a patient record, for example, while a portion of the label having identical readable information remains on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric John Provencher, Craig Owen Russ, Bo Yon Lillian Yoo
  • Patent number: 10486350
    Abstract: The present invention is a container having a label that is embedded in the container and a method of temporarily marking the container over the label. The container is sufficiently transparent to allow indicia formed on the label to be ascertained through a wall of the container. The exterior wall of the container may be written upon with a marker that leaves marks that are erasable from the exterior of the container. A method of producing the container is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Sean Maher, Lisa Elizabeth Latimer
  • Patent number: 10465823
    Abstract: An identifier for a conduit includes a first tag having a body with a first aperture formed therein for receiving the conduit and a first identifying feature, and a second tag having a body with a second aperture formed therein for receiving the conduit and a second identifying feature that matches the first identifying feature. The first tag is attached to the conduit adjacent one end, the second tag is attached to the conduit adjacent another end, and the ends are identified as ends of the same conduit by the matching first and second identifying features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Finnell, Jeff Quinn, Brad Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10414622
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to a cable packaging arrangement (e.g., reel-in-box package) including a plurality of tabs appending to the top and bottom portions of the arrangement which are individually shaped to be easily assembled together, respectively, so that the top and bottom portions of the cable packaging arrangement will be closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Kimberly L. Ellis, Daniel J. Parke
  • Patent number: 10390593
    Abstract: Contact lens blister packages and related methods are described. The present devices include a thermoplastic base member with a grip portion, a distal end region, a first side region extending from the proximal end region to the distal end region, a second side region opposing the first side region, and a cavity configured to contain a packaging solution and a contact lens. The cavity comprises has a bottom wall with a bottom wall perimeter and a sidewall extending upwardly from the bottom wall perimeter to an upper cavity edge defining a cavity perimeter. A plane formed at the intersection of the bottom wall perimeter with the sidewall slopes away from the substantially linear portion of the cavity perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Stephen English, Hayden Atkinson, Robert Davis, Kevin Aldridge
  • Patent number: 10391035
    Abstract: A medication system with a medication tray includes a substantially rectangular tray sheet with individual receiving sites, which are separated from each other and run in rows. A plurality of containers of the medication system contain medications which are positioned in the receiving sites such that they are individually removable. Plastic film, which is provided with perforations along the outer contours of the containers, is sealed to the edges of the containers. The tray is a plastic injection-molded part. Each container is individually provided with a plastic film which is sealed to the edge of the container, and which originates from a single flexible plastic film provided with perforations along the outer contours of the containers, which has been welded only along the container edges. The non-welded part of the plastic film forms a foil mesh, which is removed by cutting through it in the area of the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MEDINOXX GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Häfner, Stefan Neussl
  • Patent number: 10368621
    Abstract: The packages described by this invention all have reduced “head space,” that is, the distance from lid to lens. Packages contain dimples to achieve this reduced head space. Specifically, packages are designed with dimple sag equal to or less than 1.90-mm, or volume displaced equal to or less than 360 ?l. Combined with the existing primary packaging, it has been found that such conditions provide for reduction in folded lens rate during shipping and handling. As well, lenses stored or having an extended time in low head space packages in a “foil down” orientation now have characteristics closer lenses stored in a “foil up orientation.” The packages finally include a foil 3D pattern at a smaller scale than the dimple, by embossing or other methods allowing reduce lens sticking to the foil as well as an added anti-counterfeiting measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Barre, Edward Kernick, Dominic Gourd, Leslie Voss, John McGrath, Sydney Higginbottom
  • Patent number: 10322862
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a packing-list-pouch comprising a back sheet and a front sheet attached to a pocket, a protective lip sheet attached to cover a top edge of the front sheet, and a removable release liner attached to an exterior surface of the back sheet via an adhesive coating. The packing-list-pouch may include a flap sheet attached to the protective lip sheet and an adhesive strip configured to fasten a bottom portion of the flap sheet to the front sheet to form a resealable closure over an opening of the pocket and the protective lip sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Federal Express Corporation
    Inventor: Yongquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10322066
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a drug supply with an associated dosage regimen are described. A plurality of dosage containers are sequentially stored in drug boxes. The dosage containers are associated with a first time of treatment. The drug boxes are associated with a certain recurring time, e.g., morning, afternoon and evening or four boxes associated with four times a day. The entire day is covered by a plurality of drug boxes for treatment. This organizes the drugs such that compliance with complex treatment regimens may be increased. The drugs in each of the dosage containers need not be the same dosage or even the same drugs each time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Accredo Health Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina J. Thach, Charles E. Eller, Mark G. Bini, Terry Griffith, Jacob J. Reinhardt, Kristin Trower, Stefanie Pitts
  • Patent number: 10316226
    Abstract: Methods of forming laminating adhesive articles include providing a multi-layer article, and a tool with a structured surface. The multi-layer articles include a substrate, an adhesive layer, and a liner or may just include an adhesive layer and a liner. The multi-layer article is placed between the structured surface of the tool and a support surface and the tool is embossed against the liner by applying pressure or a combination of pressure and heat. The embossing causes the structures on the surface of the tool to distort the liner and the adhesive layer but does not distort the substrate. The distortion in the liner is retained upon release of the applied pressure. Upon removal of the liner from the adhesive layer, the structures on the adhesive layer are unstable, but do not immediately collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael Benton Free, Audrey A. Sherman, Daniel W. Hennen, Brent R. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10315812
    Abstract: A time programmable container that includes a base, a reversible lid, and a spacer positioned intermediate the lid and the base. The spacer is positionable in a select one of a plurality of positions on the base. The spacer and the base contain time indicia such that each of the plurality of positions that the spacer can be placed upon the base corresponds to a different of time indication. The reversible lid includes a cavity on the bottom surface of a lip which mates with a tab on the spacer, such that when the spacer is placed upon the base and the lid is threaded onto the base, the tab secures prevents the removal of the lid from the base without first removing the tab from the cavity, and when the lid is reversed, the tab does not inhibit the removal of the lid from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Tomasz Andrzej Kosierkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10308408
    Abstract: To provide a packaging for a rivastigmine-containing adhesive patch having excellent temporal stability of rivastigmine, an adhesive patch product including the adhesive patch and a packaging bag, and a method for manufacturing the same. An adhesive patch product including a packaging bag formed from a laminate of at least three layers including an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer film and a rivastigmine-containing adhesive patch housed in the packaging bag and having a residual oxygen concentration of 10% by volume or less in the packaging bag, and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. In addition, a packaging for a rivastigmine-containing adhesive patch formed from a laminate including an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer film and having a residual oxygen concentration of 10% by volume or less therein is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIBAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuta Nakanami, Kanako Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10301054
    Abstract: A drink container has multiple integrated storage compartments removably secured below an openable chamber configured to receive contents for consumption by a user of the drink container. A top assembly covers the chamber and includes a removable top member, an openable cap and a clip. The drink container also includes a first retaining member and a displaceable base with a second retaining member and an internal storage compartment. In an assembled state, the first and second retaining members secure the storage compartment in an intermediate cavity below the chamber. The storage compartment is separated from the cavity by applying a radially outward disconnection force on the compartment. Once disconnected, the integrated storage compartments can be filled within contents, or the contents of the integrated storage compartments can be added to the chamber for consumption by the user or directly consumed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AccuBow, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen-Tesch Pell, Cody Duane Grandadam
  • Patent number: 10302571
    Abstract: A system can include an exchangeable mounting structure having a visual marking or coloring and at least one physically associated sample introduction system component having an indicating mark or color matching the visual marking or coloring of the exchangeable mounting structure. The visual marking or colored corresponds to a sample analysis configuration for analyzing a particular sample type at an analytical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Wiederin
  • Patent number: 10287070
    Abstract: The invention provides a container (40) of the type to hold fresh food or produce. Container (40) has a base (42) and a lid (44) moveable with respect to the base (42) between an open position and a closed position. The lid (44) has a planar area (54). The base has a second planar area (56). In the closed position, the first planar (54) and the second planar area (56) include a substantially flat area suitable for receipt of an adhesive membrane, such as a self-adhesive label. The substantially flat area includes an edge (55) of the first planar area (54) and at least part of the second planar area (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Maurice Joseph Paul Tabone
  • Patent number: 10287084
    Abstract: A container assembly consisting of an outer container and an inner container is provided. The outer container has a recess that conforms in its shape to the shape of the inner container, whereby a cavity is formed in the outer container between the outer walls of the outer container and the walls of the recesses. When the containers are filled with flowable materials and are assembled, both flowable materials are isolated from each other and are not miscible. The containers have engageable threads on the mating surfaces so that the inner container can be inserted into the outer container by twisting. The unique feature of the assembly is a provision of one, two, or three locking means for securing the containers in the assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Amram Yahalom
  • Patent number: 10286714
    Abstract: A comic book case includes a base and a cover configured to compress and secure a comic book in place under frictional pressure such that the book cannot easily shift or slip within the case. Prior art cases that included walls surrounding the top, bottom and side edges of a book typically allowed some free movement or slippage of the book between the walls. This movement or slippage could result in damage such as curling or crinkling of the edges of the book if the case were exposed to a physical shock, such as by being dropped. The base includes a raised base platform and the cover includes a depressed cover platform, which extends towards the base platform to create a space within which the book is securely held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Nelson, Harshen Patel, Joseph R Yanarella, Jr., Stephen Lam
  • Patent number: 10278319
    Abstract: A method for optimizing component type allocation in which multiple component types of components are optimally allocated to an automatic feeder device which automatically loads the component storage tape and a manual feeder device which does automatically load when the automatic feeder device and the manual feeder device are installed installation positions on a common pallet, the method including: a workability evaluating step of evaluating a magnitude of labor in a splicing work for replenishing and connecting a new component storage tape in the manual feeder device for each of component types; and an automatic side allocating step of preferentially allocating component type having large labor in the splicing work to the automatic feeder device. Accordingly, the splicing work can be reduced by effectively using the automatic feeder device, and it can contribute to the improvement of the production efficiency of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Honda, Koichiro Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10273041
    Abstract: A foldable device for a merchandise storage container includes a promotional panel that has a printable surface disposed on the same side of the blank used to create the device as the other printing surfaces of the device. When the blank is printed, material can be added to the promotional panel at the same time and with the same equipment as the other surfaces of the lid. A reinforcing panel can be attached to the promotional panel to reinforce a lateral wall of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Wynalda Litho, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Rajter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10266329
    Abstract: A package that includes a housing portion, a handling portion and a separation feature. The separation feature facilitates separation of the handling and housing portions. The separation feature includes a first release layer and a second release layer adjacent to the first release layer provided between the first and second films at an overlapping portion of the housing portion and the handling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron R. Bentz
  • Patent number: 10242545
    Abstract: A surface mount plate may include a plate having attachment mounting points that allow fasteners to secure the surface mount plate to a surface such that the surface mount plate is mounted in a fixed position on the surface. The surface mount plate may include a circular lip extending around at least a portion of the plate, the circular lip having distributed lip gaps. A sensor housing may include multiple sliders that couple with the circular lip of the surface mount plate when the sliders are aligned and inserted into the plurality of distributed lip gaps of the circular lip and the sensor housing is rotated. The sliders may slide along the lip to allow the housing to be rotated while the sensor housing remains coupled with the surface mount plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Adam Mittleman
  • Patent number: 10238600
    Abstract: A package, system and methods allow for custody and control of drugs, especially for an abuse-prone drug. A package for custody and control of a dose of an active agent, includes a unit dose of an active agent, and an individual package sealing the unit dose therein, the package having a custody and control product identifier unique to each unit dose provided on the package. A system for custody and control of a dose of an active agent, includes an individual package of one unit dose of an active agent, the package having a custody and control product identifier unique to each unit dose provided on the package, and a database containing data reflecting the custody and control identifier corresponding to each unit dose and an identifier configured to be able to identify the party to whom each unit dose is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Richard C. Fuisz, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 10188143
    Abstract: Display packages include a packaging including a cavity for holding an item, and a trap seal card including a first opening. The trap seal card retains the packaging such that the item held within the cavity is visible to a consumer through the first opening, and a portion of the packaging protrudes through the first opening. The trap seal card includes a front panel integral with a back panel. The packaging is between the front panel and the back panel. Blanks for the trap seal card include the back panel or the front panel having a first length and a second length less than the first length. The first and second lengths extend in a perpendicular direction to a first fold line. Blanks for the display box include a tab detachable from a remaining portion of the back panel when the back panel is separated along a ninth fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Scott. A. Fath, William J. Bogdziewicz, III, Robert T. Mitten, Ryan Alan Bailey
  • Patent number: 10173831
    Abstract: A blank for forming an inner packaging container of a pack for consumer goods including an outer packaging container and the inner packaging container. The inner packaging container includes a dispensing opening with a resealable closure, a front panel, a back panel, a top panel, a bottom panel, and opposing side panels; each side panel having an inner panel and an outer panel, the inner panel having a first width defining a width of the inner packaging container, and the outer panel including at least a portion having a second width defining flanges having a width greater than the first width. The inner packaging container is insertable within the outer packaging container such that the flanges extending from the back panel of the inner packaging container exert a biasing force on the hinged lid of the outer packaging container to assure lid closure is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Christopher J. Hession
  • Patent number: 10159317
    Abstract: A personal shoe bag includes a main body having at least two protective shoe zones configured to receive and carry respective two personal shoes. Each protective shoe zone includes a wall with an image of a shoe visually indicating where to place, and how to orient, each of the two personal shoes. A first example shoe bag includes a single strap for a user to carry the shoe bag. A second example shoe bag includes two straps with a clip at the end of each strap. The clip can be removably attached to another separate personal carrying bag to facilitate carrying the shoe bag along with the other separate personal carrying bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BEKITE LLC
    Inventor: Beth O'Such
  • Patent number: 10143627
    Abstract: A prescription compliance system including a dosage table dimensioned and configured to be applied to a closure of a prescription container system, the dosage table including a plurality of demarcated sequence sections each configured to receive a dosage number identifying how many pills of a prescribed medication in the container system to which the dosage table is applied should be taken during each sequence of a sequence schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 10134618
    Abstract: The bottom plate has a plate-like shape, is arranged to face an outer face of a lower wall, and has a locking portion. The groove member has: a groove-forming portion having a groove opening downward formed therein, a surrounding wall portion, which is connected to the groove-forming portion, and is arranged around the groove-forming portion; and a locked portion, which is connected to the surrounding wall portion, is elastically deformable, and is locked by way of the locking portion of the bottom plate by being elastically deformed. The groove member is supported and fixed by way of the lower wall and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: MIRAIAL CO., LTD., SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10118756
    Abstract: A packaging device for a windscreen wiper blade has a housing configured to receive the blade, having a first support surface configured to contact a portion of an upper part of the blade, a second support surface configured to contact a first portion of a lower part of the blade, a third support surface configured to contact a second portion of the lower part of the blade, a centering means, and a hooking means for hanging the packaging device vertically. The centering means blocks the blade at the center of the housing when the packaging device is hung. The first support surface extends opposite an area situated between the second support surface and the third support surface, and the first, second, and third support surfaces together immobilize the blade inside the housing in a position that is at least partially straightened out relative to a resting position of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Clamagirand, Stéphane Houssat
  • Patent number: 10095901
    Abstract: A method, system, and database for facilitating verification of a content of a sealed container are provided. The method includes receiving one or more images of the content of the sealed container. The one or more images of the content are captured prior to sealing the content in the sealed container. A unique code is associated with the one or more images of the content. The unique code is printed for affixing the printed unique code on an exterior of the sealed container. Storage of the one or more images and the unique code is facilitated in a database. The one or more images are retrievable from the database based on providing the unique code to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BLISS DISTRIBUTION INC.
    Inventor: Matthew John Fogarty
  • Patent number: 10086987
    Abstract: A container of consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box wherein a pull tab is configured to reseal a pre-cut opening in the inner box. The pull tab includes a cover layer larger than the pre-cut opening. The cover layer can be a piece of bundle wrap with a paper layer of the bundle wrap contacting the consumer goods inside the box. The outer box has a hinged lid permanently attached to a connecting tab of the pull tab whereby opening the hinged lid simultaneously opens the pre-cut opening in the inner box by lifting the pull tab. The connecting tab includes adhesive which is partially deadened to decrease adhesion of the connecting tab to the inner box. The pull tab can also include one or more machine readable markings to enhance automated application of the pull tab to an inner box blank during manufacturing of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bellamah, James S. Bigelow
  • Patent number: 10076582
    Abstract: A portable baby bottle sterilization device includes a housing having disposed therein an inner lining defining a bottle sterilization cavity, wherein the bottle sterilization cavity includes an opening, and wherein the inner lining is configured to receive one or more baby bottles therein through the opening, a power source, a plurality of UV LEDs coupled to the power source and to the inner lining, wherein the plurality of UV LED configured to provide UV-C light within the bottle sterilization cavity, and a processor coupled to the power source and to the plurality of UV LEDs, wherein the processor is configured to control intensity and duration of the UV-C light within the bottle sterilization cavity, and a cover coupled to the housing, wherein the cover is repositionable relative to the housing, wherein the cover can be positioned to removably cover the opening of the bottle sterilization cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: RAYVIO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yitao Liao, Doug Collins
  • Patent number: 10053258
    Abstract: A packaging scheme for identifying consumer goods affiliated with, made and/or sold by a company and/or brand. The packaging scheme provides for a first product and a second product where the first product and the second product are different products, and a first package containing the first product and a second package containing both the first product and the second product. A first visual cue and/or a first packaging construction cue are associated with the first product. A second visual cue and/or a second packaging construction cue are associated with the second product, such that the first package has a first visual cue and/or a first packaging construction cue, while the second package has both a (i) first visual cue and/or a first packaging construction cue, and (ii) a second visual cue and/or a second packaging construction cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC.
    Inventors: Ilona Bergquist, Sezen Buell, Ricardo de Oliveira, Anna Dietrich, Danielle Kay Gerlach, Adebimpe Ogunade, Richard Timmers, Pankaj Nigam, Kyle Hillegass, Robert F. Rosasco, III
  • Patent number: 10053263
    Abstract: An envelope has an envelope body formed by opposing panels that define an interior and an opening. A closure is joined to and extends up from the top margin of one panel. The envelope is configured such that the interior surface of the closure is sealable to the other panel to permanently close the envelope opening. The closure includes a closure panel and a tear band coextruded with the closure panel. The tear band is composed of a polymeric material having lower tear strength than the material of the closure panel. The tear band defines a zone of weakness extending along the width of the closure for opening the closure by tearing along the zone of weakness after it is permanently closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Ter Hai Lin, Ting Li, Kelvin Yang, Lan-Shin Cheng, Jyh-yao Raphael Li
  • Patent number: 10045639
    Abstract: A display riser assembly includes at least one riser positioned on a back portion of a top surface of a display shelf and at least one paddle mounted to the at least one riser. The at least one riser includes a top panel, a front panel and two side panels located on either ends of the top panel and the front panel. The top panel includes a plurality of spaced apart through slots. The at least one paddle includes at least one planar display section that is horizontally oriented, at least one planar extension section that extends backwardly from the at least one display section and is inserted into one of the plurality of through slots so that the at least one display section is cantilevered forward from the riser and located above the top surface of the display shelf. Each riser supports a plurality of display sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel
  • Patent number: 10026295
    Abstract: An activity monitor is associated with a container, such as a medication bottle, and includes one or more detectors configured to detect activity associated with the bottle, such as movement, opening and/or closing, and changes in volume and/or mass. The activity monitor may include alerting devices and be programmed with scheduling information. The activity monitor may also, or instead, communicate with one or more remote devices such as a user device or monitoring system, such as to receive programming information from those devices or to output activity information to those devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Sam Johnson
  • Patent number: 10016247
    Abstract: An envelope for housing a medical device includes a body including first and second panels connected to one another along an edge thereof to define an interior space sized and shaped to house a medical device sealed within a packet and a first opening arrangement including a perforation extending about the body along the first and second panels to define a break portion breakable from a remaining portion of the body to open the envelope along with a second opening arrangement including a tab extending from a portion of the body such that pulling the tab in a direction away from the body tears a portion of the perforation extending along the first panel to open the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Woitech Grabowski, Werner Schweiker
  • Patent number: 10017291
    Abstract: A container comprising an outer casing and an inner casing. The inner casing is received within the outer casing and is retractable from the outer casing. The inner casing includes a locking tab which engages with a locking layer of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Smith, Richard C. Thibault
  • Patent number: 10011417
    Abstract: A method for mixing substances for the treatment of keratinous substrates may comprise separating a paperboard packaging container into at least two portions. The method may also comprise removing at least two containers containing differing substances from the paperboard packaging container and mixing the at least two substances together in one of the at least two separated portions of the paperboard packaging container so as to form a mixture of the at least two substances for the treatment of keratinous substrates. The method may further comprise applying the mixture to a keratinous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Michael Degeorge
  • Patent number: 9980881
    Abstract: A pill tray includes a cover attached to a base portion that is operable to move between an open position and a closed position, the cover including an inside surface having at least a first slot adjacent a first end of the cover and a second slot adjacent a second end of the cover opposite the first end. A personalized information sheet is dimensioned and configured to be removably secured to the cover of the pill tray by inserting a first end of the personalized information sheet into the first slot of the cover and a second end of the personalized information sheet into the second slot of the cover such that the personalized information sheet is visible to a user when the cover is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 9975679
    Abstract: A multi packaging system for packaging of sterile implants includes a carrier plate and a plurality of packings removably attached to the carrier plate. Each of the plurality of packings contains an implant and is individually removable from the carrier plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Urs Hulliger
  • Patent number: 9963265
    Abstract: A multi-compartment package for dispensing plural items is disclosed. The package includes plural individual sealed compartment units which are releasably secured to each other. Each compartment unit includes a flanged base from which a chamber depends. The chamber serves to hold an item to be dispensed and is surrounded by a flange. A closure member, in the form of a respective portion of a frangible cover sheet, is adhesively secured to the flange of each compartment unit. Each compartment unit includes at least one foldable tab in a corner of its flange, which can be folded down to enable the closure member to be removed from the compartment unit after the compartment unit is separated from other compartment units of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Medi-Dose, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Braverman, Donald A. Lawson
  • Patent number: 9937432
    Abstract: The current invention provides a kit of playing materials. The kit includes an inflatable foil, which is suitable for receiving and containing a gas and for forming a balloon. The foil has a colorable area, which covers the foil at least partially. The kit also includes a set of wax-based coloring agents, which can be applied directly onto the foil. Due to the light-weight properties of the foil, the balloon is floating in the air when filled with helium. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a method for providing one or more colorable balloons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BALLON SERVICE RENES V.O.F.
    Inventors: Henk Renes, Raymond Renes
  • Patent number: 9922584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a three-dimensional smart messenger envelope comprising: a main body having contents accommodated therein, and a cover integrally formed with the main body to cover the opening of the main body, wherein the main body and the cover have an overlap portion therebetween when being sealed with each other, the main body includes an advertisement means on the overlap portion, and the advertisement means has a cutoff line formed therearound and includes an advertisement display part that has both side surfaces formed to be cut away or torn off and therefore folded toward the interior of the main body. While the advertisement display part is folded toward the interior of the main body and the cover is sealed, when the cover is open, the advertisement means is located on the inner surface of the cover, and the folded advertisement display part protrudes toward the front of a receiver by repulsive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Mun Bae Chae
  • Patent number: 9913804
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide drug packaging and methods for producing drug packaging which can be sealed at room temperature and/or without the need for elevated temperatures above room temperature. Many embodiments provide drug packaging comprising pierceable tubing having a capsule shape (also referred to herein as a pierceable capsule and/or pierceable drug capsule) containing a solid drug such as a drug pellet and methods for producing pierceable drug capsules which can be sealed at room temperature. Embodiments are particularly useful for the packaging and delivery of drugs used in implantable drug delivery devices as well as packaging of drugs that are easily thermally degraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Elmar Fischer, Paul Spehr