For Eyeglass Or Spectacle Patents (Class 206/5)
  • Patent number: 10663759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ear-engaging and eye-covering head assembly. The assembly includes a pair of ear-engaging members. The assembly includes an arcuate member connecting the ear-engaging members together. The assembly includes an eye protector operatively connected to the arcuate member and pivotable relative to the arcuate member. The assembly includes a protective cover connected to the arcuate member and shaped to receive the eye protector when the eye-covering member is pivoted upwardly towards the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Gregg Vollet
  • Patent number: 10633911
    Abstract: An outdoor chaise lounge including a lock-box integrated therein. The chaise lounge may have a photovoltaic device mounted to a portion of a seat member where a user rests his or her head, and the lock-box may be positioned below a foot portion of the seat member. The foot portion of the seat member may be configured to be rotated upwards to enable a user to access the lock-box. In an embodiment, electronic devices may be integrated into a member of the chaise lounge, such as a leg member, frame member, or armrest, and be configured to enable a user to order food, beverages, attendants, or perform other communications with a billing or other system of a venue (e.g., hotel, cruise ship, etc.) via a wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Loungera IP LLC
    Inventor: Michael Edelman
  • Patent number: 10537166
    Abstract: A wearable eyeglass holder that holds a temple of a folded pair of eyeglasses in a manner that resists the inadvertent unfolding of the held temple and the wearer's loss of the eyeglasses. The eyeglass holder has a connector that enables it to be attached, in a pendulous manner, to the wearer's neck, clothing, or other object. The eyeglass holder has an oblong body with a double convex shape and a longitudinal inner channel with two oblong openings on the same face of the body. A temple of a pair of eyeglasses, inserted through the upper opening, comes to rest upon a waist extending between the openings. The eyeglasses rest on the waist and a foot of the body provides a second contact point with the temple that maintains it in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ideaphile LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Byrnes
  • Patent number: 10383418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spectacle case for the storage and protection of spectacles and lenses against pressure and abrasion. The spectacle case has a body, which may be constructed of either a flexible material, such as natural or synthetic leather, paper, textiles, plastic, or of a rigid material, such as metal or plastic. The body has generally rectangular front and rear faces with rounded corners, the faces being separated by a central rectangular area with fold lines; the rear face is provided with a central trapezoidal-shaped recess having a median opening. The front and rear faces are folded towards one another, to create the spectacle case, along the fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Razvan Sabie
  • Patent number: 10316277
    Abstract: A unit dose laundry composition includes from 1 wt. % to 10 wt. % of one or more coated enzymes, from 1 wt. % to 40 wt. % of a bleach composition comprising an oxidizing agent and one or more bleach activators, from 15 wt. % to 80 wt. % of a surfactant composition, and one or more of an alkaline compound, a detergent builder, a chelant, or a polymer composition. The unit dose laundry composition is in the form of a powder, which has a bulk density of from 500 g/L to 1300 g/L, encapsulated a polymer film. A method of making the unit dose laundry composition includes combining one or more liquid active components with one or more high absorbing solid active components to produce a powder intermediate which may be blended with other solid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KOREX CANADA COMPANY
    Inventor: Douglas Robert Watson
  • Patent number: 10308155
    Abstract: A cup holder for connecting to a cup and holding the cup. The cup holder comprises a retractable coupling that moves between a retracted position in a housing and an extended position where the coupling projects from the housing. In the extended position, the coupling is configured to attach to a cup or to a receptor associated with the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas Cline
  • Patent number: 10307894
    Abstract: Present invention teaches a magnetic pad to work with clamping tools where the magnet and protrusions on the top surface provide for easy aligning and connection from the clamping tool to the pad, relying primarily on the use of a ring-shaped magnet embedded in the top surface. The bottom surface provides flexible holding surface upon work pieces with two grooves of different sizes. The pad materials can be made from soft metals to eliminate marring the surface of work pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Harry Wong
  • Patent number: 10254569
    Abstract: The invention describes a lens shield having a principal panel and subpanels using hook and loop for closures as well as exhibiting pockets for cooling devices, to keep lenses cool during heating by the optician, and a base to stabilize it on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Marlon Wilson
  • Patent number: 10209436
    Abstract: The present invention provides square seal, a manufacture method of square seal and a manufacture method of a backlight module. The square seal utilizes the roulette design. As being assembled, the redundant material outside the roulette is removed along the roulette to obtain the square seal of narrow frame so that the square seal achieves the narrow frame without the issues of overflow seal and waste material adhesion. The square seal can be easily separated from the waste material to effectively reduce the defect rate. In the manufacture method of the square seal according to the present invention, the square seal inner frame line is first cut on the seal body film material, and then the dotted roulette is formed at position of the square seal outer frame line is pre formed, and finally, the circle of the square seal reserved outer frame line is cut at the periphery of the roulette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Guo, Qing Guo, Pengbo Xu
  • Patent number: 10182938
    Abstract: A lens aid, lens aid system, powered light source, and cleaning and storage compartment for the lens aid system that uses a lens cup of soft pliable material providing an improved visual method including a hands-free or one hand method for the insertion of a contact lens and more preferably a scleral lens into the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas P. Hopper
  • Patent number: 10098430
    Abstract: A protection cover, according to various embodiments of the present invention, protects an electronic device and may comprise: a cover unit for covering the electronic device; and a suction unit, provided at the cover unit, for fixing the cover unit including the electronic device to the outside. The device as described above may be implemented in more varied ways according to the embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Hyun Pakr, Jong-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10076179
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is a secure-cell apparatus for releasably securely associating a device, such as a cellular phone, with a device user. The device is configured to clamp to a support structure such as a strap, belt, seatbelt, and suspenders. The secure-cell apparatus my further define a zone for storing items such as keys, cards, IDs, etc. Such “zone” may further define a personality interface configured to receive a personality module. Personality modules are in electrical communication with an electronic device associated with the secure-cell apparatus and may add additional functionality to such electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Jorge Asay
  • Patent number: 10064468
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a lens jacket configured to cover an eyeglass frame comprising a first lens and a second lens connected. Embodiments of the lens jacket can include a soft material that extends along a first direction and a second direction. The soft material can comprise an inner surface and an outer surface. Embodiments of the lens jacket can also include a pivot axis that extends through the soft material and extends parallel to the first direction, a first attachment mechanism located along the first portion of the soft material, and a second attachment mechanism located along the second portion of the soft material. The first attachment mechanism can couple with the second attachment mechanism to thereby retain the soft material in a closed position to thereby protect the first and second lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Arthur Wu
  • Patent number: 10025113
    Abstract: An eyewear system including eyeglasses and a case, the eyeglasses having a first lens, a second lens, and a bendable bridge disposed between the first lens and second lens, the bendable bridge having a spring providing a spring force when the bridge is bent from a rest position, the eyeglasses being adapted to move from a wearable configuration in which the first and second lens do not overlap to a stored configuration in which the first and second lenses at least partially overlap, the bendable bridge being bent from its rest position in the stored configuration, the case having an opening through which the eyeglasses pass during insertion and guides sized and configured with respect to the eyeglasses to engage and fold the eyeglasses against spring force of the bridge to the stored configuration during insertion of the eyeglasses through the opening and into the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: THINOPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Tadmor Shalon
  • Patent number: 9913751
    Abstract: A lens aid, lens aid system and powered light source combined with a mirror that uses a lens cup of soft pliable material providing an improved visual method including a hands-free or one hand method for the insertion of a contact lens and more preferably a scleral lens into the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas P. Hopper
  • Patent number: 9868376
    Abstract: A cup holder for a vehicle may include a holder body for storing a cup and having a thermoelectric element to thereby cool and heat the cup stored therein, a supporting part having a front end protruded to an inner side surface of the holder body and a rear end supported by an elastic part to thereby support a side surface of the cup when the cup is stored and having a light source capable of expressing a plurality of colors to thereby irradiate light toward the cup, a temperature sensor provided on the holder body to thereby measure a temperature thereof, and a controlling part changing a color of the light source of the supporting part in response to the measured temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Man Ju Oh, Jae Woong Kim, Jae Woo Park
  • Patent number: 9726902
    Abstract: An eyewear system including eyeglasses and a case, the eyeglasses having a first lens, a second lens, and a bendable bridge disposed between the first lens and second lens, the bendable bridge having a spring providing a spring force when the bridge is bent from a rest position, the eyeglasses being adapted to move from a wearable configuration in which the first and second lens do not overlap to a stored configuration in which the first and second lenses at least partially overlap, the bendable bridge being bent from its rest position in the stored configuration, the case having an opening through which the eyeglasses pass during insertion and guides sized and configured with respect to the eyeglasses to engage and fold the eyeglasses against spring force of the bridge to the stored configuration during insertion of the eyeglasses through the opening and into the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: THINOPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Tadmor Shalon
  • Patent number: 9684187
    Abstract: The silicone eyeglass frame (1) according to the invention consists of a highly flexible and mobile siloxane structure. It is capable of being folded without being broken and of being directed to particular surfaces. Thanks to the material providing the frame to stand on the nose, the need for legs extending to the ears in the eyeglass frame (1) is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Vedere Endüstri Ürünleri VE DIS TIC. LTD. STI
    Inventors: Rifat Rasier, Sabri Ata Narin
  • Patent number: 9661907
    Abstract: A collapsible eyewear protector movable between an opened eyewear-receiving position and a closed collapsed storage position, the collapsible eyewear protector including first and second lens covers each including a first cover portion and a second cover portion, the collapsible eyewear protector further including a sliding mechanism having a first portion on the first lens cover and a second portion on the second lens cover where the first and second portions engage to permit the first lens cover to slide relative to the second lens cover between the open and collapsed positions, where in one embodiment the sliding mechanism includes a channel and a rail configured to slide within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Richard Pluta
  • Patent number: 9434525
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a beverage preparation capsule (11) defining a closed chamber for enclosing a mass of soluble and/or extractable food material, for use in a beverage preparation machine, comprising: (i) a capsule body with side walls (12), a bottom wall (13) open with a dispensing opening (14), said capsule body walls comprising an injection-moulded oil-based or biomass-based thermoplastic material, which is not a gas-barrier material, (ii) a gas and moisture impermeable top membrane (15), pierceable by injection means (N) of the machine which are adapted to inject an extraction liquid under pressure inside said chamber, and (iii) a gas and moisture impermeable bottom membrane (16) sealed inside the capsule body near the bottom wall (13), (iv) means (18) adapted to open said chamber by relative engagement with the bottom membrane under the effect of the liquid pressure increase in the chamber during injection of said liquid, characterized in that the inside or outside surface of the capsule bod
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Thierry Jean Robert Fabozzi, Delphine Musset, Klaus Wessolleck, Rafael Mittler
  • Patent number: 9238345
    Abstract: A molded product obtained by molding a laminate which comprises a stretchable substrate made of a sheet-shaped synthetic resin foam and including multiple slits, and a stretchable surfacing material affixed to at least one surface of the substrate, wherein the substrate is bonded to the surfacing material in a state that at least some of the slits are kept opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Noda, Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, Yasuyuki Kabeya
  • Patent number: 9215917
    Abstract: Protective eyewear cover that may be folded into or onto itself when removed from the eyewear, resulting in a profile that is slightly thicker than and slightly larger than the size of a single lens of the eyewear. The protective eyewear cover of the present invention is compact in comparison to certain conventional eyewear protection, such as a hard or semi-hard eyeglass case, yet offers maximum protection in comparison to other conventional eyewear protection, such as eyeglass bags or pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Richard Pluta
  • Patent number: 9180495
    Abstract: A display surface cleaning system which includes a display surface cleaning assembly which can be utilized discrete from or coupled proximate a user interactive display surface of a device and methods of using such display surface cleaning assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: K2Invent LLC
    Inventors: Keith G. Croteau, Kevin E. Willey
  • Patent number: 9073686
    Abstract: A separator-shock absorber to avoid that charges which are going to be transported by land, by sea or by air collide and damage the loads collision to each other and damage the loads, and including: a retention base; a retention element near to a first end of the retention base; a separator-shock absorber member having a first articulated end and a second end to be coupled to the retention base; a retention element at the second end of the separator-shock absorber member, cooperating with the retention element of the first end of the retention base, in order to regulate the width of the separator-shock absorber member when it is articulated, to be coupled to the retention element of the retention base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: David-Israel Medina-Elizondo
  • Patent number: 9066567
    Abstract: A spectacle case that optimizes portability, ease of folding, adequate spectacle protection, lens cleaning ability, & usability as a fashion accessory that can clip anywhere on your clothing, while also minimizing manufacturing labor & costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Martin Rouzeau
  • Publication number: 20150136618
    Abstract: A container that may be employed to store a tobacco-containing material is provided. The container may include a lower body portion and an upper lid. The lower body portion may include an intermediate bottom wall that may separate the lower body portion into upper and lower internal storage compartments. An environment modification material may be received in the lower internal storage compartment. The tobacco-containing material may be received in the upper internal storage compartment. The environment modification material may control humidity in the container to preserve the freshness of the tobacco-containing material and/or perform other functions. Vent channels cooperatively formed by the lower body portion and the upper cover may further contribute to humidity control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Pankaj Patel, David Troy Turfler
  • Publication number: 20150114855
    Abstract: A method of maintaining a hydrophilic intraocular lens in a foldable state without immersing the intraocular lens in liquid water includes the step of storing the foldable intraocular lens within a substantially air tight package containing a water reservoir not in direct contact with the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Aaren Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Glick, Stephen Q. Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150108011
    Abstract: A capsule includes a casing provided with a base wall and a side wall defining a cavity that is suitable for containing an initial product to be combined with a fluid for making a final product. The base wall is provided with an outlet for dispensing the final product. The base wall is deformable and transitions from an initial configuration to a final configuration following a pressure increase inside the cavity. The capsule includes a closing element positioned inside the cavity, facing and adjacent to the base wall and provided with a closing portion arranged for engaging and closing the outlet in the initial configuration of the base wall, and for disengaging and opening the outlet in the final configuration so as to enable the final product to exit and be dispensed through the outlet of the base wall when it is in the final configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Sarong Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Alberto Bartoli, Flavio Traldi
  • Patent number: 8985320
    Abstract: A case for eyeglasses provided with at least one integrated electrical or electronic device supplied by at least one rechargeable battery. The case incorporates a battery charger configured for charging the rechargeable battery when the eyeglasses are inserted in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fortuna Urbis Srl
    Inventor: Paola Santarelli
  • Patent number: 8985377
    Abstract: A basket assembly for removably coupling to a lid of a beverage bottle includes a basket body defining a chamber. One or more first openings are defined through the basket body and one or more second openings are defined through the basket body to provide fluid communication between the chamber and an interior volume of the beverage bottle body with the lid coupled to the beverage bottle body. A basket lid is coupled to the basket body. One or more third openings are defined through the basket lid and aligned with the one or more second openings to provide fluid communication between the interior volume of the beverage bottle body and a passage formed through the beverage bottle lid. A lid assembly including the basket assembly and a bottle including the lid assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Patent number: 8960420
    Abstract: An apparatus for enclosing and protecting individualized lenses has a base and a lid rotatably attached to each other. Each of the base and the lid have pockets for receiving each of the lenses. Each of the pockets have a perimeter that forms a boundary of the respective base and lid. The base and the lid each have a bumper adapted for supporting one of the lenses and a magnetic mating element attached at the respective perimeter of the base or lid. Each of the magnetic mating elements is detachably attached to and provides a magnetic hinge for a coupling element of one of the lenses. The apparatus has a closed position in which a lid closure magnet is detachably attached to a base closure magnet and an open position in which the closure magnets are not in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Switch Vision LLC
    Inventor: Deni Crescenzi
  • Publication number: 20150047991
    Abstract: An overwrap envelope (7) containing a filter bag (1) for infusion products comprises a sheet (2) of overwrapping material folded into a U shape along its transversal axis (X) around the filter bag (1). The overwrap envelope (7) has two longitudinal sides (3, 4) and one transversal side (5) sealed by at least two sealing lines (6) which are uninterrupted along the longitudinal sides (3, 4) and along the transversal side (5). Each sealing line (6) is defined by two longitudinal stretches and one transversal stretch which are joined to obtain an uninterrupted shape and which form an uninterrupted perimeter seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sauro Rivola, Claudio Betti
  • Publication number: 20150021209
    Abstract: The capsule comprises a cup-shaped body defined by a bottom wall and by a side wall, a lid arranged so as to close body and an annular shoulder defined on the inner face of wall and on which the peripheral edge of lid is fixed. Side wall of body has an upper annular edge defined by: an annular portion extending upwards in one piece with side wall; an annular portion extending from portion on a horizontal plane; an annular portion extending from portion on a horizontal plane; an annular projection extending downwards from the lower face of portion for defining, together with the outer face of portion, an annular seat suited to be engaged by the upper end of a side wall of a percolation chamber; and a ring connecting portions and which, in section, is arched and has a concavity facing downwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Raffaele Rondelli
  • Publication number: 20150001100
    Abstract: A capsule includes a deformable and/or compressible casing provided with a base wall and a side wall defining a cavity suitable for containing an initial product to be combined with a fluid to make a final product. The deformable base wall is provided with an outlet passage for the outflow and dispensing of the final product, and when the casing is compressed and/or crushed, it changes from an initial configuration to a final configuration. The capsule further includes a closing device inside the cavity, substantially facing and adjacent to the base wall and provided with a closing portion arranged inside the cavity for engaging and closing the outlet passage in the initial configuration of the base wall, and for disengaging and opening the outlet passage, so as to dispense the final product through the outlet passage in the final configuration of the base wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi, Alberto Bartoli
  • Publication number: 20140374280
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a universal washing apparatus with water or cleaning liquid inside for eyeglasses, or sunglasses, and frame of any size or shape. A cleaning container with sealing cover and mounting structure is provided to securely retain the eyeglasses and fame in the container without leakage. The cleaning container is an open-top case, sealed with a cover having a sealing groove tightly fitting the open edges of the case. The sealing cover may be a separated from or attached to the open-top case, and may be further secured to the case with pairs of snap locking keys. An elastic cushion or band spring is on the inner side of the sealing cover to securely press and retain the eyeglasses on the mounting structure inside the case. In one embodiment, the mounting structure is a mounting bar between the two long walls of the open-top case, with shape matching the nose pads of eyeglasses so that the eyeglasses can stay on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis Chi Zhou
  • Patent number: 8893879
    Abstract: An eyeglass storage case conforms to contours of the eyeglass in a supported position and allows a user to slidably remove the eyeglass from the case. The storage case includes a rectangular sheet with a top half and a bottom half, the top half being mechanically coupled to the bottom half to create a pocket within the rectangular sheet, a support structure disposed within the pocket of the rectangular sheet and having a metallic bar affixed to both a support card and a support layer, a fastener strip mechanically coupled to the bottom half of the sheet, and a fastener layer mechanically coupled to the top half of the sheet. The user may dispose the eyeglass on the fastener layer above the metallic bar and fold the rectangular sheet such that the fastener strip engages with the fastener layer, thereby securing the eyeglass within the storage case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: James Robert Scribner
  • Publication number: 20140262843
    Abstract: Protective eyewear cover that may be folded into or onto itself when removed from the eyewear, resulting in a profile that is slightly thicker than and slightly larger than the size of a single lens of the eyewear. The protective eyewear cover of the present invention is compact in comparison to certain conventional eyewear protection, such as a hard or semi-hard eyeglass case, yet offers maximum protection in comparison to other conventional eyewear protection, such as eyeglass bags or pouches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Richard Pluta
  • Patent number: 8833235
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an injection-molded capsule for use in a food preparation machine, said capsule for use in a food preparation machine comprising: (i) a structure (1) with a lower side (2), at least three pillars (3) extending from the lower side and linked to a circular upper frame (4) which defines the surroundings of the capsule top side, the pillars (3) having cross-sections S1, S2 and S3, the lower side (2) being a solid wall that comprises a dispensing opening (5) and is centered across the vertical symmetry axis VSA of said capsule, and (ii) a label (6) attached to the outer surface of the lower side (2), pillars (3) and upper circular frame (4), thus forming an envelope that defines capsule side walls, characterized in that the injection point IP of the capsule is off-centered in the vicinity of said dispensing opening (5), opposed the pillar (3) having a cross-section S3 relatively to the axis VSA, and in that S1=S2 and S3>S1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Thierry Jean Robert Fabozzi, Stephane Hentzel
  • Publication number: 20140251839
    Abstract: An eyewear system including eyeglasses having first and second lenses; first and second nose pads; and a bridge operably connecting the first and second lenses, the bridge being bendable from a bridge rest position to permit relative movement between the first and second nose pads and providing a bridge pinch force of 50 g or less between the nose pads when the nose pads are moved 7 mm or less from the bridge rest position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Tadmor SHALON
  • Patent number: 8818464
    Abstract: A case for a device includes a plurality of walls defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity. A first one of the walls is opposite the opening and is configured as a support surface to support a portion of a first housing of the device and also has a first recess therein configured to receive a portion of at least a first end of a band of the device. A second one of the walls defines an edge of the opening that is configured to extend along a center support of the band with the optical element of the device being positioned between the second one of the walls and the support surface when the device is received in the cavity. The case also includes a lid configured to cover the opening and to selectively enclose the interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Maj Isabelle Olsson, Matthew Wyatt Martin, Joseph John Hebenstreit, Peter Michael Cazalet
  • Publication number: 20140220181
    Abstract: Liquid activated infusion packet(s)/system: promoting hydration, containing active and/or inactive ingredients and/or a support member(s). Infusion Packet(s)/System is one or more individual compartments, and/or group(s), whereby the enveloping material(s) may be totally or partially dissolvable, edible, transparent, opaque, decorated, etc. Further, including of one or more: color(s), flavor(s), aroma(s), pharmaceutical(s), nutraceutical(s), dietary supplement(s), enzyme(s), pre/probiotic(s), amino-acid(s), soluble-fiber(s), diagnostic agent(s) etc. regardless of form, +/?effervescence, +/?uniform/controlled-release encapsulations into liquid for humans and/or animals. Enveloping material may be in whole and/or in combination; nonsynthetic/porous, and/or synthetic porous/non-porous with deliberate perforations. Infusion Packet(s)/System +/?tag, support member for assistance, consumer compliance: promotion, advertising, education, entertainment, (toy/game), etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: SUZANNE JAFFE STILLMAN
  • Publication number: 20140190840
    Abstract: An eyeglass storage case conforms to contours of the eyeglass in a supported position and allows a user to slidably remove the eyeglass from the case. The storage case includes a rectangular sheet with a top half and a bottom half, the top half being mechanically coupled to the bottom half to create a pocket within the rectangular sheet, a support structure disposed within the pocket of the rectangular sheet and having a metallic bar affixed to both a support card and a support layer, a fastener strip mechanically coupled to the bottom half of the sheet, and a fastener layer mechanically coupled to the top half of the sheet. The user may dispose the eyeglass on the fastener layer above the metallic bar and fold the rectangular sheet such that the fastener strip engages with the fastener layer, thereby securing the eyeglass within the storage case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: JAMES ROBERT SCRIBNER
  • Publication number: 20140158556
    Abstract: A storage container for pathogen reduction and maintaining pH levels for preserved platelets concentrates and other blood products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Marie Joelle Chammas
  • Publication number: 20140138264
    Abstract: A spectacle case that optimizes portability, ease of folding, adequate spectacle protection, lens cleaning ability, & usability as a fashion accessory that can clip anywhere on your clothing, while also minimizing manufacturing labor & costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Philip Martin Rouzeau
  • Patent number: 8689970
    Abstract: A cover for a pair of glasses comprising: a sleeve, the sleeve comprising: a main body portion, the main body portion sized to generally be able to enclose the lens portion of a pair of glasses; a first stem portion, the first stem portion configured to generally enclose at least a portion of the glasses' first stem; a second stem portion, the second stem portion configured to generally enclose at least a portion of the glasses' second stem; an opening located generally in the main body portion and configured to allow entry and exit of the glasses with respect to the cover. A method of using an eyeglass cover and glasses as a headband, the method comprising: inserting glasses into an eyeglass cover; placing the glasses and eyeglass cover on a user's head, generally above the forehead, with the stems of the glasses over the user's ears, such that the cover and glasses look and act as a headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly Stutzman
  • Publication number: 20140083873
    Abstract: Capsules for making an infused drink which include a tray-like body substantially cylindrical or a truncated cone shape made from a sheet of paper or paper material and open at one end, and a cover or sealing film applied to said open end of the tray-like body are provided. Such capsules may further include a peripheral annular rim suitable for abutting with a support surface which surrounds an infusion chamber of an infusion group when the capsule is inserted in said chamber. The peripheral annular rim may have a greater rigidity than the tray-like body, which can be achieved, for example, by giving said rim a greater thickness than the thickness of the walls which form said tray-like body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Gionata Capitani
  • Publication number: 20140068827
    Abstract: A portable eye protection system and method is disclosed. The eye protection system includes a dispensing case and substantially flat eyewear articles received therein. The eyewear articles include at least one eye cover and a backing. The eye cover can be shifted into an eye-covering configuration to protect a user's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Christine K. Hogan
  • Patent number: 8667890
    Abstract: A cartridge (1) for coffee or soluble products for producing a beverage, includes a container (2) able to contain the coffee or soluble product, a lid (6) disposed over the container so as to define a top wall for entry into the container (2) of the hot water under pressure for formation of the beverage, a filter (4) suitable for being positioned inside the container (2) above a bottom wall (20) of the container through which the beverage exits, wherein the bottom wall (20) of the container has a less thick central area (22), at the center of which are disposed thickening ribs (27) along the edge of which there are etchings (26) able to break when the liquid inside the cartridge reaches a pre-set pressure value, so as to form flexible tongues (28) which give rise to apertures (50) through which the beverage is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mitaca S.r.l.
    Inventor: Edoardo Macchi
  • Publication number: 20140007973
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly, drug container, and method for enabling fluid transfer in an infusion system is taught. The assembly includes a fluid container containing an infusion fluid, and a drug container. The fluid container has at least one inlet port for receiving a medical substance from the drug container. The assembly further includes at least one fluid barrier controlling fluid passage between the drug container and the fluid container. The inlet port exhibits a first luer-lock connector, and the drug container is sealed by a cap exhibiting a second luer-lock connector for attachment to the first luer-lock connector. The fluid barrier is designed and arranged to be ruptured by an external force to allow the fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventors: Roger Akerlund, Kjell Andreasson, Petri Horppu
  • Patent number: 8590698
    Abstract: Eyewear cases and collapsible storage cases for use in storing and polishing or cleaning eyewear or other objects with a scratch sensitive surface are disclosed and described. In some embodiments such a case may include a soft and flexible bag having an opening and an internal space sufficiently sized to receive and store a piece of eyewear or other object, and a soft and flexible cover attached to the bag and providing an enclosure with an opening and cavity sufficiently sized to receive and store the bag when the bag is empty. In practice the bag extends out of the cavity through the cover opening for use in either storing, cleaning, or treating eyewear or other object, and retracts back through the cover opening and substantially into the cavity when not in use for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: David W. Osborne