With Indicia Or Area Modified For Indicia Patents (Class 206/459.5)
  • Patent number: 10968034
    Abstract: A container comprises a housing that comprises a box and a lid that is hingedly attached to the box. The lid comprises a bottom edge. The box comprises a front wall and a rear wall. The container also comprises an inner package disposed at least partially within the housing and at least partially defining an interior volume for housing consumer goods. The inner package is configured to open and close when the lid of the housing is opened and closed. The inner package comprises an access opening and a sealing flap. The sealing flap comprises a tab that has a bottom edge. The bottom edge of the tab is positioned below the bottom edge of the lid when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventor: Luiz Andre Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10950145
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating printed tags for use in connection with a heated food item placed into a hot holding unit. System components may include a user interface, a printer, and a controller. The controller is programmed to instruct the user interface to display a prompt for an operator to input information identifying one or more characteristics of a food item positioned within or to be placed into a hot holding unit. The controller receives the information from the user interface and instructs the printer to generate a tag identifying the food item and the time at which the food item is to be removed from the hot holding unit and discarded. The tag may include a display area to display the printed information and a support area with a slit that allows the tag to be supported by a rack of the hot holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeanne F. Duckett, Stephen John Walker, Karen L. Euse, Jayne Blair
  • Patent number: 10943162
    Abstract: A method, comprising: providing a combination of a package and a label attached to the package, wherein the label comprises a fluorescent substance, illuminating the label with excitation light so as to cause the label to emit fluorescence light, capturing an image of the label by using an imaging unit, and detecting the position of the label by analyzing the captured image and/or detecting a degree of adhesion of the label by analyzing the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Jari Herranen, Pasi Lehtonen, Markku Pietarinen
  • Patent number: 10940978
    Abstract: A tearing guide strip 23 is integrated with a base part 21a or 21b of at least one of a male member 2a and a female member 2b constituting a zipper 2 in a peelable manner to improve the tearing unsealing ability of a zipper-equipped bag provided with an interlocking type zipper enabling resealing and unsealing after the bag is unsealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMITSU UNITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10912240
    Abstract: When an operator performs a tape inserting operation of inserting a tape into an insertion port for a tape feeder, the tape feeder detects the tape inserted into the insertion port. Further, it is confirmed based on operation object information indicating the tape feeder serving as an object of the tape inserting operation that the tape feeder having detected the tape is the object of the tape inserting operation. If the tape feeder is the object of the tape inserting operation, the tape feeder is caused to perform loading or standby. In this way, after it is confirmed that the tape feeder, for which the tape inserting operation was performed by the operator, is the object of this operation, the tape feeder is caused to perform the loading or the standby and a problem of erroneous insertion of the tape into the tape feeder can be dealt with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Michizoe, Naoki Hanamura
  • Patent number: 10900914
    Abstract: A method of authenticating an article, the method comprising: reading a label associated with the article, the label comprising article fingerprint information; retrieving, in dependence on the article fingerprint information, an article fingerprint, the fingerprint describing the resonance response of the article to an excitation signal; applying an excitation signal to the article; receiving the resonance response of the article to the excitation signal; comparing the resonance response to the fingerprint; and determining in dependence on the comparison whether the article is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kaspar Althoefer, Jamie Barras, David Nugent
  • Patent number: 10899155
    Abstract: An adhesive sign suited to use in retail applications includes a substrate layer. An adhesive layer is disposed on the substrate layer. The adhesive layer defines an exposed region for attachment to an associated structure. The adhesive layer is derived from a photo-curable inkjet composition. An ink layer is disposed on the substrate layer. The ink layer includes an image. The ink layer is derived from a photo-curable inkjet composition. The adhesive layer and ink layer can be formed in the same inkjet printing process and cured in a common photo-curing station. A stack of the adhesive signs can be assembled without interleaving a release liner between each pair of signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Seemit Praharaj, Jason M. LeFevre, Paul J. McConville, Chu-Heng Liu
  • Patent number: 10865038
    Abstract: A cigarette pack (1) comprising a box body (2); an inner wrapper (15), comprising an aluminium layer, is arranged on the inside of the box body (2); a lid (8) connected to the box body by a hinge (9) and capable of opening and closing the upper end of the box body, the lid having an open lower end (10), front wall (11), a rear wall (12), a pair if side walls (18) and a top wall (13, 14) having an outside (13) and an inside (14), which inside (14) faces against the open upper end (3) and the inner wrapper (15) when the lid is in a closed position; an RFID/NFC tag (16) and a distance layer (20), which is arranged on the inside and that the RFID/NFC tag is arranged on the distance layer. The distance layer forces the RFID/NFC tag close to the wrapping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventor: Lauri Huhtasalo
  • Patent number: 10861354
    Abstract: A receipt and label roll comprises a core and a web having a longitudinally-extending axis and wound on the core along the axis. The web includes (i) a substrate having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, (ii) a thermally-sensitive coating disposed on the front side of the substrate, (iii) adhesive disposed on a portion of the back side of the substrate along the web axis, and (iv) a release coating disposed on the front side of the substrate along the web axis to prevent the adhesive from sticking to the front side of the substrate when the web is wound on the core. The web further includes (v) a longitudinal weakened structure extending along a direction parallel to the web axis and dividing the web into a first web portion on which the adhesive is disposed and a second web portion which is substantially devoid of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nahm, Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10847761
    Abstract: A rectangular secondary battery includes a rectangular outer packaging body that has an opening; a sealing plate that seals the opening of the rectangular outer packaging body; and an electrode body that is arranged inside the rectangular outer packaging body and that includes a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate. A gas exhaust valve is formed at a center portion of the sealing plate in the longitudinal direction. In the longitudinal direction of the sealing plate, a first identification code is provided closer than the gas exhaust valve to one end portion of the sealing plate. In the longitudinal direction, a second identification code is provided closer than the gas exhaust valve to the other end portion of the sealing plate. The first identification code and the second identification code include identical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takefumi Osasa, Atsushi Tsuji, Yoshinori Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 10836201
    Abstract: An office supply organizer, for providing a compact housing for holding various office supply items in a secure environment. The organizer includes a main body platform substantially having a shape of a quadrangle having four peripheral edges, an underside and a top side. The main body platform further includes four distinct quadrants divided by seams. At least one pocket is attached to the top side of at least one of the four adjacent quadrants. The main body platform is foldable in a first direction and is reversible, and foldable in a second direction. At least one a closure is coupled to the main body platform and is configured to retain the main body platform in at least one of a first folded configuration and a second folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Diane Elisa Falzone
  • Patent number: 10839474
    Abstract: Feedback information is an important aspect in all machine learning systems. In robot systems that are picking objects from a plurality of objects this has been arranged by acquiring images of objects that have been picked. When images are acquired after picking they can be imaged accurately and the information about picking and also dropping success can be improved by using acquired images as a feedback in the machine learning arrangement being used for controlling the picking and dropping of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZenRobotics Oy
    Inventors: Tuomas Lukka, Janne Kujala
  • Patent number: 10787286
    Abstract: An object can be heat-shrinkable packaged by placing an object inside of heat-shrinkable film, sealing the heat-shrinkable film around the object to form a heat-shrinkable package, coupling a first portion of a label to the heat-shrinkable package, and causing the heat-shrinkable film to shrink into heat-shrunk film and the heat-shrinkable package to form into a heat-shrunk package. The label includes an identifier on a second portion of the label. The label remains coupled to the heat-shrunk film after the heat-shrinkable film is caused to shrink into heat-shrunk film. The second portion of the label remains substantially undeformed after the heat-shrinkable film is caused to shrink into heat-shrunk film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Russell T. Christman, Donald Durant, David Cenedella, Michael Anthony Kalinowski, Thomas O. Orsini, Steven E. Matson
  • Patent number: 10752396
    Abstract: Polymeric container includes a base defining a support surface and a sidewall extending upwardly from the base. The sidewall has at least a first contact portion extending about a perimeter of the sidewall. The sidewall includes a raised surface pattern at a select area proximate the first contact portion. The raised surface pattern includes a plurality of protrusions extending outwardly from the sidewall and having an outer surface. Each protrusion is spaced apart from adjacent protrusions within the selected area, and a shortest distance between each protrusion and any of the adjacent protrusions is less than a greatest surface dimension of the outer surface of each protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Alicia Evans, Tapan Y. Patel, Hassan Mourad, Jesús Gustavo Herrera Perez, Jose Manuel Diaz
  • Patent number: 10752436
    Abstract: A secondary solid waste container for solid waste of an analyzer is disclosed. The secondary solid waste container comprises side walls and an impact absorbing member. The side walls comprise an upper end and a lower end. The impact absorbing member is connected to the side walls such that the impact absorbing member extends between the side walls and is spaced apart from the lower end with respect to a direction from the lower end to the upper end. The impact absorbing member is configured to absorb an impact from solid waste of the analyzer. An analyzer and a method for removing solid waste of an analyzer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Huber, Bruno Koch, Franz Lindegger, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10737864
    Abstract: This invention relates to a container comprising and outer shell and an inner lining, to a method of construction of such a container and to components used in the construction of such a container. A container comprises an outer shell made from a first material comprising paperboard, and an inner lining made from a second material comprising a polymeric or metallic material, the lining defining an internal volume for holding a liquid, and the lining being adhered to the shell, wherein, the outer shell includes a line of weakness extending around at least part of the periphery of the shell and defining a first portion of the shell on one side of said line and a second portion of the shell on the other side of said line, the line of weakness permitting the first portion of the shell to be separated from the second portion of the shell, and wherein, the lining is adhered to the shell in said first portion and the lining extends into to said second portion of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Frugalpac Limited
    Inventor: Martin Myerscough
  • Patent number: 10709130
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to click-functional antimicrobial molecules (including small molecules or, in some cases, macromolecules) and the construction of antimicrobial polymers such as polyurethanes, polyesters, and polyacrylates, including through the use of such molecules. In some cases, the antimicrobial click-functional molecules are based on 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT), trimethylguanidine or tetramethylguanidine (TMG), polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG), fluorine-containing molecules, or a combination thereof. For example, 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT) functionalized with an alkyne (BIT-Al), trimethylguanidine or tetramethylguanidine (TMG) functioned with an alkyne (TMG-Al) or dual alkynes (TMG-dAl), and/or polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG) functionalized with an alkyne (PHMG-Al) are described herein. Clickable antimicrobial polymers can be used to form coatings or films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ALEO BME, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao Liu, Jianqing Hu, Kaimei Peng, Wei Ding
  • Patent number: 10703536
    Abstract: A display case assembly for footwear that allows the user easy access to each individual pair of footwear while displaying each item of footwear. The assembly includes one or more containers that can be stacked to form an assembly of storage devices that cooperate to assist access to the footwear in that a first device stacked on top of a second device can be used to hold the door of the second device open while the user accesses the footwear inside. The containers feature two adjacent doors with magnets located on their exterior surfaces positioned to contact the magnets on a door of a second container stacked on top of a first container. In addition, the containers feature a support column with magnets that are positioned to contact magnets on the doors when the doors are fully closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Kellen Brantley
  • Patent number: 10696450
    Abstract: A container comprising a first side-panel section separated from a second side-panel section. Each of the first and second side-panel sections includes a side portion fold line extending laterally across the side-panel sections, such that each side-panel section presents two side portions. Furthermore, the container includes a pair of end flaps extending along lateral edges of the first and second side-panel sections and separated from the side-panel sections via primary fold lines, with the end flaps operable to connect the first and second side-panel sections together. The container is configured to be erected from a knockdown configuration by folding together the first side-panel section and the second side-panel section, and extending the first side-panel section and the second side-panel section away from each other such that the container forms a rectangular perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vanguard Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Valentini, Jerry Ryan Frost
  • Patent number: 10683161
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting and storing autographs includes a housing having a hollow interior that is configured to receive and hold autograph media. The housing includes a plurality of side walls and a floor and can be in the form of a cube. The apparatus includes an outer frame that is disposed about an outer surface of one side wall and defines an exterior slot that is open along one side for receiving autograph medium. The autograph medium comprises a substrate that has a surface on which an autograph can be written.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Maximiliano Gaston Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10682456
    Abstract: In the context of a package for sealing an infusion set therewithin, the present invention causes a plurality of illustrations in which elements and colors thereof which appear in a story, verse, or lyric of a song or nursery rhyme are depicted in images in order of appearance therein, the respective images being displayed on a surface of the package in order from frontmost to backmost in mutually offset and partially overlapping fashion, such that it is possible to extremely naturally and without difficulty grasp the colors and the order thereof, i.e., the order of administration, as a result of which it is possible to effectively prevent misidentification of administration procedure during use of the infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Fukuoka, Go Kawaoi, Kazuyuki Osawa, Imari Endo
  • Patent number: 10683130
    Abstract: A packing case includes a body part having a quadrangular section and a bottom part for closing a lower opening of the body part. The body part includes first to fourth side plates forming sides of the quadrangle, and first to fourth bottom plate pieces are respectively connected to lower end parts of the first to fourth side plates via fold lines. The bottom part is configured by allowing the first to fourth bottom plate pieces folded to a side of the lower opening along the fold lines to be integrally engaged with one another and to be connected with one another, and at least one support piece, which is able to assemble support body that support an object to be packed, is connected to at least one of the first to fourth bottom plate pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masakazu Takeuchi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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