Foamlike Retainer Patents (Class 206/523)
  • Patent number: 11048827
    Abstract: A protection system for portable electronic devices may include a first impact absorbing panel, a second impact absorbing panel, and multiple spacers adapted to hold the panels apart to accommodate the thickness of a portable electronic device inserted between the panels. The system may include a first rigid shell having multiple attachment slots around its periphery, a first impact absorbing material on the inner side of the first shell, a second rigid shell having multiple attachment slots around its periphery, a second impact absorbing material on the inner side of the second shell, multiple spacers adapted to attach to the shells at the attachment slots, wherein the spacers hold the panels apart with their inner sides facing each other, thereby forming a protected space for the portable electronic devices between the shells and spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Cases LLC
    Inventor: Juan Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11046500
    Abstract: An insulative insert for a shipping container includes at least one insulative pad and an inner layer. The at least one insulative pad is formed from fibers of a first material having a first strength. The first material includes at least one of cellulose and synthetic polymer. The inner layer is formed from a second material having a second strength that is greater than the first strength. The inner layer is joined to the at least one insulative pad to form the insulative insert. The insulative insert is configured to lie flat in an unfolded position and to form a cube shape in a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MP Global Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Chad A. Collison, Reid Borgman
  • Patent number: 11034501
    Abstract: A packaging system included a support member and a packing component. The support member includes a base, a head portion, and a leg. The head portion extends from the base in a first direction. The leg extends from the base in a second direction opposite the first direction. The packing component includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion defines a first aperture configured to receive the leg. The second portion defines a second aperture configured to receive the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Packaging Concepts & Design, LLC
    Inventor: Terry L. Fielder
  • Patent number: 10968874
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a foam sleeve circumferentially surrounding an engine passage. In one example, a system may include a collapsible foam sleeve including cuts on its surface that may be fit onto the engine passage. The foam sleeve may be stacked and transported in a collapsed state and then expanded prior to the fitting to the engine passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adilson Canovas Almeida, Antonio Mathias
  • Patent number: 10939745
    Abstract: A pouch or pocket may act as a container and may be used to securely hold objects (e.g., cell phone, keys, wallet, etc.) during athletic activity (e.g., running). The pouch may be a standalone item or integrally formed as part of other items. The pouch may hold the object to be stored in place within the pouch or pocket. The pouch may provide some cushioning or impact force attenuation to protect the object being held within the pouch or pocket. Additionally, the pouch may be attached to a garment, such as running clothes. The pouch includes an outer envelope sealable by a closure and a one-way valve with foam layers located inside the pouch. After the object is placed in the pouch, the closure is closed, and the air within the pouch is expelled via the one-way valve by compressing the foam layers from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Cooper, Austin Orand, Nadia M. Panian, Peter P. Williams, II
  • Patent number: 10906720
    Abstract: A cushion includes a first member and a second member. The first member includes a first body and at least one first extending portion. At least one sidewall of the first extending portion has a first protruding portion. The second member includes a second body and a plurality of second extending portions. At least one sidewall of each second extending portion has at least one second protruding portion corresponding to the first protruding portion. When the first member and the second member are assembled, the first extending portion and the second extending portions are staggered with each other. When the first member and the second member move away from each other by a predetermined distance, the first protruding portion is clamped to the second protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shan-Jie Ji
  • Patent number: 10875257
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to devices and methods for furniture protection. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to foam-film sheets configured to protect furniture from damage. An exemplary foam-film sheet as disclosed herein includes a sheet of foam material having a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge; a sheet of film material having a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge; a first seal between a portion of the foam material proximate its first lateral edge and a portion of the film material proximate its first lateral edge; and a second seal between a portion of the foam material proximate its second lateral edge and a portion of the film material proximate its second lateral edge, wherein the film and foam are substantially unsealed along the entire transverse width between the first and second sealed portions near the lateral edges of the foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Darren Keith Green
  • Patent number: 10875698
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a first insulation liner in a box, the box including a top side wall, a bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls, the first insulation liner including a left fold, a center fold, and a right fold, the first insulation liner contacting a one of the lateral side walls of the box; and positioning a second insulation liner in the box, the second insulation liner contacting a second of the lateral side walls of the box, the second insulation liner including a top fold, a back fold, and a bottom fold, the top fold of the second insulation liner positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yavuz Aksan, Joshua David Kayne
  • Patent number: 10870524
    Abstract: A cushioning apparatus includes a first connecting block, a second connecting block, a first cushioning block, a second cushioning block, a third cushioning block, and a fourth cushioning block. An outer end portion of the first cushioning block is fixedly connected to the first connecting block. An outer end portion of the second cushioning block is fixedly connected to the second connecting block. A top surface of an outer end portion of the third cushioning block is connected to a top surface of the first connecting block in a flippable manner. A top surface of an outer end portion of the fourth cushioning block is connected to a top surface of the second connecting block in a flippable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: MAINTEK COMPUTER (SUZHOU) CO., LTD., PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shi-Wang Zhang, Hsin-Chang Lu
  • Patent number: 10836555
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus for providing protection against forces directed to an item (or items) is disclosed. The packaging apparatus designed to protect the item during, for example, transport of the item subject to sudden movement by a transportation vehicle (carrying the item) that may cause other items to contact the item. The packaging apparatus may include one or more force bearing features, each of which may include a fill material positioned to provide a counterforce against a force (or forces) in a direction toward the item. The packaging apparatus is also suitable for protecting cylindrical objects (such as drums) during transport. In this regard, several force bearing features disposed on opposing sides of a base member. Further, a strap can be secured to the transport vehicle to combine to provide additional force acting against unwanted movement of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sunrise MFG, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Sewell, Patrick M. Henley, Michael V. Ritz, Oleksiy Zimbitskyy, Thomas R. Hickel
  • Patent number: 10822152
    Abstract: A corner protector for protecting a corner of an article includes a first side panel lying in a first plane, and a second side panel lying in a second plane. The corner protector also includes an accordion-like connection structure interconnecting the first side panel and the second side panel such that inner surfaces of the first and second side panels define an adjustable article receiving cavity therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Kenney, Evan Drake Edwards
  • Patent number: 10802552
    Abstract: Various systems may benefit from appropriate thermal protection. For example, various flight recorder systems may benefit from a vacuum protected flight recorder memory. A system can include a memory core of a flight recorder. The system can also include an inner chamber housing the memory core. The system can further include an outer chamber housing the inner chamber with a vacuum between the inner chamber and the outer chamber. The system can additionally include a signal path from avionics equipment to the memory core through the outer chamber and the inner chamber. The system can also include a power path for the memory core through the outer chamber and the inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: William N. Waggener, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10750892
    Abstract: For a beverage can having a lower portion, an upper portion and a greater diameter, a beverage insulation system for holding a beverage can includes a base with walls and a bottom that together form a base cup sized and configured to receive the lower portion of the beverage can; a lid with walls and a top that together form a lid cup sized and configured to receive the upper portion of the beverage can; a hinge assembly connecting the lid with the base to enable the lid to pivot between a closed position covering the upper portion of the beverage can received in the base cup and an open position uncovering the upper portion of the beverage can received in the base cup; and a generally cylindrical insert having an inner surface and being coaxially positioned within the lid cup to encircle the upper portion of the beverage can in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher C. Wegner
  • Patent number: 10745184
    Abstract: The present application provides a cushioning device, a display screen storage device, and a display screen storage box. The cushioning device includes a cushioning block body and a cushioning pad. One side of the cushioning block body defines a holding groove configured for holding and supporting a display screen, and an inner surface of the holding groove is an arcuate surface. A shape of the cushioning pad corresponds to a shape of the arcuate surface. The extrados is fixedly connected with the arcuate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wenqiang Bao
  • Patent number: 10688348
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure are related to methods and systems associated with a game. The gaming system may be configured to allow a thrower to throw an object, and store tokens associated with the game within the object. This may allow for players of the game to readily and efficiently tabulate the score of a game. Embodiments may include a throwing object and tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Chris Wright
  • Patent number: 10676263
    Abstract: An insulated container may include a rigid container surrounding an insulation layer formed from a post-industrial, pre-consumer card waste. The insulation layer may be characterized by a lack of any wrapping material. The insulation layer may be manufactured using a variety of converting processes including, carding, airlay, and needle punch to form a non-woven material for providing consistent density throughout the insulation layer. The insulation layer may include a natural fiber lamination layer on an outer surface of the insulation layer. The insulation layer may be biodegradable in an anaerobic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AIRLITE PLASTICS CO.
    Inventor: Robert William Menzel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10597216
    Abstract: A packing member attached to an article to be packed, which is accommodated in a package box, to absorb an impact applied to the article, including: a first supporting part; a second supporting part; and a shock absorbing member connected to the first supporting part and the second supporting part. One of the first supporting part and the second supporting part is disposed so as to be partially in contact with the article in a state in which an impact is not applied. When an impact is applied, the shock absorbing member deforms to absorb the impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Imai, Yohei Suzuki, Yasunori Uemura, Ryoji Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10505313
    Abstract: A connector includes a first housing 10 having a resiliently deformable lock arm (25), and a lock hole (28) is formed in the lock arm (25). A second housing (50) is connectable to and separable from the first housing (10). A lock projection (53) is formed on the second housing (50) and is configured to lock the housings (10, 50) in a connected state by being locked to the lock hole (28). A wire cover (33) is attached to the first housing (10) and is configured to turn wires (32) drawn out from the first housing (10). A covering portion (39) is formed on the wire cover (33) and covers a locking part of the lock hole (28) and the lock projection (53) from an outer surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naomichi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10494163
    Abstract: A padded shipping envelope is provided. The padded shipping envelope includes a folded, compressed bladder configured to form an interior bladder cavity. The interior bladder cavity is configured to receive items intended for shipment. The folded compressed bladder is formed from a compressed, self-expanding padding material disposed in an airtight flexible wrapper. A covering structure has an interior cavity configured to receive the folded, compressed bladder and a foldable sealing flap. The compressed padding material is configured to expand to a precompressed thickness upon the introduction of air and the folded, compressed bladder is sealed on three sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Robert M. Hadley
  • Patent number: 10457464
    Abstract: A cushion structure for use with a packaging case provides cushion and protection of an object. The cushion structure includes a first member and a second member. The first member is configured to snuggly receive the object; the second member is configured to be mounted onto a case body of the packaging case; and the first member and the second member are detachably coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Lv, Baoyong Nie, Zhiyu Qian, Zhengyuan Zhang, Yanping Li, Yong Sun, Jun Zhang, Long Yan, Zhiyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10417683
    Abstract: A method and system for manufacturing a custom designed container or package and an insert received in the container or package by selecting a size of the container or package using a size graphical user interface of a graphical user interface displayed on a display device. The custom foam insert can be designed using an insert shape graphical user interface displayed on the display device. The custom foam insert includes one or more cavities corresponding to respective one or more features of one or more objects to be retained in the container or package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cases By Source Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Adler, Jeffrey Chookazian
  • Patent number: 10336523
    Abstract: A tape and reel packing material for packaging a plurality of chips is provided. The tape and reel packing material includes a carrier tape and a cover tape. The carrier tape includes a plurality of recesses. The recesses are configured to receive the chips respectively. The cover tape is attached to the carrier tape. The cover tape includes a plurality of restriction structures, and the restriction structures respectively are inserted into the recesses to restrict the freedom of the movement of the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Ting-Ming Fu
  • Patent number: 10266332
    Abstract: An insulation packaging assembly includes: a box including a top side wall, an bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls; a first insulation liner contacting a one of the lateral side walls of the box, the first insulation liner including a left fold, a center fold, and a right fold; and a second insulation liner contacting a second of the lateral side walls of the box, the second insulation liner including a top fold, a back fold, and a bottom fold, the top fold of the second insulation liner positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yavuz Aksan, Joshua David Kayne
  • Patent number: 10246236
    Abstract: An insulated container may include a rigid container surrounding an insulation layer formed from a post-industrial, pre-consumer card waste. The insulation layer may be characterized by a lack of any wrapping material. The insulation layer may be manufactured using a variety of converting processes including, carding, airlay, and needle punch to form a non-woven material for providing consistent density throughout the insulation layer. The insulation layer may include a natural fiber lamination layer on an outer surface of the insulation layer. The insulation layer may be biodegradable in an anaerobic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MENZEL DIVERSIFIED ENTERPRISES
    Inventor: Robert William Menzel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10192647
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package comprising a packaging for storing and/or transporting radioactive materials and an assembly containing radioactive materials (16) housed in a cavity of the packaging closed by a cover (6), the package comprising a system for dampening impact of the assembly against the cover (6), the system comprising at least one deformable dampening device (42) and a loading device (26) of the deformable dampening device. According to the invention, one of the devices (42) is mounted moveable on the cover (6) in a plane orthogonal to the axis (8) of the packaging, and has means (50) of self-centering relatively to the other of the devices (26), provided on the assembly containing the radioactive materials (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TN INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Cyril Babinet, Pierre-Olivier Pontet
  • Patent number: 10173823
    Abstract: Packaging for an object, preferably having a mass between 2 and 25 kg, comprising a body having at least two parts movable between a closed configuration defining a housing to receive the object, and an open configuration, in which the two parts are separated from one another to allow the object to be removed. The body defining, when closed, a lower face intended to rest on a surface in a bearing direction; and a member fixing the two parts together. The body also comprises a base supporting the object when open, the base defining at least one portion of the lower face of the body when closed. At least one of said parts of the body is situated away from the base when open to arrange direct access to the object in at least one access direction substantially perpendicular to the bearing direction allowing removal of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventors: Grégory Cibert, Emmanuel Nardin, Quentin Sannié
  • Patent number: 10153527
    Abstract: The present invention describes an electrode material based on carbon foam impregnated with particulate carbon, and a method for preparing the electrode material. The electrode material may be used as a cathode active material in a metal-air/metal-oxygen battery, such as a lithium-air, sodium-air, magnesium-air, zinc-air, tin-air or silicon-air battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE
    Inventor: Fanny Jeanne Julie Barde
  • Patent number: 10106313
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel packaging case, including a frame body and a base plate, wherein an inside of the frame body is provided with a stepped part, and at least two opposite ends of the base plate are lapped on an upper surface of the stepped part. The packaging case the frame body and the base plate of the liquid crystal panel packaging case individually manufactured in combination. The base plate is used by being lapped on the step of the frame body. The frame body and the base plate in different packaging bases are interchangeable, so that only the damaged structure needs to be replaced when only a part is damaged, which decreases repair cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qianshuang Hu, Pangling Zhang, Shihhsiang Chen, Yuchun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10100948
    Abstract: The invention is an insulated faucet cover for insulating a faucet. The insulated faucet cover has an insulative block and an internal cavity. The internal cavity has a single opening on a front side of the insulative block and is sized to fit over a faucet. The internal cavity has a plurality of internal surfaces which contact the faucet to firmly hold the insulated faucet cover in place over the faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CLAREMONT PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Abernethy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9986772
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices for preventing or treating an injury to an individual. Also provided are devices and methods for alleviating pain or discomfort caused by equipment or other padding or articles of clothing or uniform. The device can include a disposable padded tape having a plurality of force absorbing zones. It can also include an adhesive layer for attaching the device to a body contacting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DJO, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Gildersleeve
  • Patent number: 9930945
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a protective sleeve for an electronic device according to various aspects of the present technology may function as a substantially impermeable barrier between moisture and/or air and the electronic device. Various embodiments of the protective sleeve may comprise a front panel coupled to a back panel, forming an internal volume that may be sealed toward a bottom open end by an expandable sheet member and a fastener toward a top open end. The expandable sheet member may fold inwardly towards a mid-portion of the internal volume to form a ridge flanked by two inwardly projecting surfaces. Expansion of the expandable sheet member may reduce a degree of inward projection of the two inwardly projecting surfaces above horizontal and may modify the shape of the internal volume to effect standing the protective sleeve upright on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nice Touch, LLC
    Inventor: Ali M. Mosharrafa
  • Patent number: 9809378
    Abstract: A packaging system and method that can be used to protect a display device. The packaging system includes a front foam panel, a base foam panel and a back foam panel, and two different types of foam for the panels. The base foam panel supports the weight of the display device and absorbs vibrations. The front foam panel protects the screen of the display device by spreading loads over a wider area and reducing the risk of the screen cracking. A back foam panel is made of a lower density foam and supports the display device rear panel in position while taking up the different shapes of the rear panels and allows for variation in thicknesses between different models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Flynn, Ryan Marquardt, Simon Furness, Adrian Cox
  • Patent number: 9688429
    Abstract: An adapter device for suctioning air out of plastic bags of a type typically used for containing fallen leaves and other yard waste for disposal comprises a screen that surrounds a space that is connectable in fluid flow relation with the suction end of the vacuum hose, a shield positioned around the screen that is capable of preventing a plastic bag from being sucked by vacuum to the screen. The mouth of the shield is sized for blocking leaves or other yard waste matted in the bag from being sucked to the screen while allowing air in the bag to flow to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Dennis Luckau
  • Patent number: 9649793
    Abstract: Processes for producing near net-shape panels and panels formed thereby. The processes include forming a preform to comprise a stack of multiple plies that contain an uncured expandable foam material. The preform has regions that differ from each other by the number and/or volume of the plies therein. The preform and its plies are then cured within a restricted volume to produce a near net-shape panel. The curing step causes the expandable foam material to expand, and the restricted volume is sized so that the number and volume of the plies within the regions of the preform cause zones within the panel to have different densities and/or thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric Joseph Aho, Curt Brian Curtis, Scott Alan Garten, Randall Maurice Prather, James Timothy Sanchez, Michael Dominic Schulte, Brian Dominic Stephens
  • Patent number: 9538867
    Abstract: A composite body is provided that includes a rigid polyurethane foam shell and an elastomeric polyurethane layer disposed over the rigid polyurethane foam shell. The rigid polyurethane foam shell defines a cavity within the composite body. The rigid polyurethane foam shell has a closed cell content of at least 70% and comprises the reaction product of a first isocyanate component and a first isocyanate-reactive component in the presence of a blowing agent. The elastomeric polyurethane layer is disposed over the polyurethane foam shell. The elastomeric polyurethane layer comprises the reaction product of a second isocyanate component and a second isocyanate-reactive component. A method of forming the composite body includes the step of molding the rigid polyurethane foam shell, demolding the rigid polyurethane foam shell from the mold, and applying an elastomeric polyurethane composition upon the rigid polyurethane foam shell after demolding to form the elastomeric polyurethane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: David D. Peters, Michael Praw, Richard Varner
  • Patent number: 9517872
    Abstract: A packing body is provided, which is configured to pack an intended apparatus therein. The packing body includes a first sheet formed in such a bag shape as to entirely wrap the intended apparatus therein, a cushion member configured to protect at least a corner of an outer surface of the intended apparatus wrapped in the first sheet, a second sheet configured to be placed between the first sheet and the cushion member at the corner of the outer surface of the intended apparatus packed in the packing body, the second sheet being further configured to cause a lower frictional force between the second sheet and the first sheet than between the second sheet and the cushion member, and a packing box configured to entirely cover the intended apparatus from an outside of the cushion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomofumi Murano, Kazuyoshi Minaminaka
  • Patent number: 9497867
    Abstract: A thin display device includes a display unit and an outer casing accommodating a device component constituting a display unit together with the display unit. Upper corner regions and lower corner regions of the outer casing are held by upper corner shock-absorbing members and lower corner shock-absorbing members disposed separately at upper corners and lower corners of a packing box when the thin display device is accommodated in the packing box. The device component is accommodated in a peripheral portion in the outer casing. A center of gravity of the device component is positioned within a region of the outer casing where the upper corner shock-absorbing member holds the outer casing and a region of the outer casing where the lower shock-absorbing member holds the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motonari Ogura, Yuuichi Hasegawa, Tadahiro Kugimaru
  • Patent number: 9422096
    Abstract: A package cushioning material for liquid crystal glass includes two air sack sheets arranged on and parallel with two major surfaces of a piece of liquid crystal glass and two scratch protection layers in the form of U-shaped channels formed of a foamed cushioning material and arranged at two opposite ends of the liquid crystal glass to separate the air sack sheets from the ends of the liquid crystal glass. The air sack sheet is formed by connecting a plurality of air sacks. The package cushioning material uses an air sack sheet as a basic cushioning material that is protected from being damaged by the corners of the ends of the liquid crystal glass by being separated from the corners of the liquid crystal glass by the scratch protection layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuchun Hsiao, Yicheng Kuo, Yue Wu
  • Patent number: 9283669
    Abstract: A toolbag having a bag enclosure, a selectively-removable tray, and a cushion. The tray is selectively-fastenable to the enclosure for ease of transport. The tray may be unfastened and the cushion removed for use as a kneeling pad at a work site. The tray may then be used to hold small parts and tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Rooster Products International, Inc.
    Inventor: Mathew Ryan Hassler
  • Patent number: 9145250
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device such as a laptop computer or tablet computer that comprises a shell that is capable of enclosing and substantially surrounding the electronic device. The shell is substantially watertight, substantially rigid and substantially crush-resistant. The inside of the shell has a hook and loop liner with shock absorbing corner bumpers having hook and loop type bases so that the bumpers may attach at any point on the liner inside the shell to accommodate electronic devices of various sizes and to secure the device inside the enclosure in a shock absorbent suspended manner. The shell may further comprise a USB connector hub for connection to the USB port of a laptop computer or PC tablet enclosed in the protective shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Douglas A. Kempel
  • Patent number: 9139357
    Abstract: The present invention provides a support frame for packaging a liquid crystal glass panel, which includes: four corner pieces, upper connection bars, and lower connection bars. The upper connection bars are connected to top ends of the four corner pieces to form an upper sub-frame. The lower connection bars are connected to bottom ends of the four corner pieces to form a bottom bracket, which includes a lower sub-frame corresponding to the upper sub-frame and a carriage rack located inside and connected to the lower sub-frame. The support frame is rigid and reinforces a tray so that the problem of deformation of the tray caused by stacking or handling trays can be eliminated. The support frame is of a knockdown arrangement composed of multiple components in such a way that a portion of the components may be shared for contained products of different sizes so as to reduce the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhilin Zhao, Shihhsiang Chen, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 9108775
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to an apparatus, system and/or method for holding coated glass sheets (e.g., mirrors) during transport, storage and/or the like. In certain example, embodiments, spacers are used between adjacent glass sheets so as to reduce the amount of contact between the spacers and the glass sheets when such glass sheets are stored and/or transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Hal Savakus
  • Patent number: 9102459
    Abstract: A dual layer packaging for shipping compressible items or goods includes an inner expandable layer and an outer non-expandable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Foamtec International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shannon Milican, Fred Pisacane
  • Patent number: 9054361
    Abstract: A method of assembling a battery module assembly includes a step of preparing a plurality of battery cell stacks. Each battery cell stack is constructed by positioning a pre-compressed foam unit interposed between a first battery cell and a second battery cell. Each battery cell stack is positioned in a receiving frame. After such positioning, the pre-compressed foam unit of each battery cell stack is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Christian, Sami A. Syed, Herman K. Phlegm, John G. Dorrough
  • Patent number: 9045273
    Abstract: A display panel packaging structure is provided to avoid damage of the display panel during transportation. The display panel packaging structure includes a box and a cover covering the box. The box is adapted to receive a display panel and the box is provided with at least a stopper therein adapted to abut against a side surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Disply Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junjie Guo, Xibin Shao, Dan Wang, Bin Zou, Kai Diao, Haijun Shi
  • Patent number: 9038817
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ammunition package that includes a container having a bottom panel and an attached side panel. The inner face of the bottom panel is formed having a plurality of cartridge receiving sockets. An inner lid, foldable between an open position and a closed position, is attached at an upper edge of the container. Similarly an outer lid is attached to the container, in such a manner that the outer lid is foldable over the inner lid. In a preferred embodiment, an inner face of the inner lid is formed having a plurality of upper cartridge receiving sockets that align with the lower cartridge receiving sockets when the inner lid is positioned in the closed position. In the preferred embodiment, an upper face of the inner lid is formed as a tray when the inner lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TAC-PAC L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Connolly, Dennis M. VanAcker
  • Publication number: 20150129452
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device may have two layers: an inner cushion cover that surrounds a portion of the electronic device, and an outer shell that surround part of the cushion cover. The outer shell has side walls that engage and hold the cushion cover on the electronic device. The cushion cover has reduced thickness portions so that the side walls are embedded in the cushion cover and provide a protective case having a substantially smooth exterior. The cushion cover is capable of absorbing shocks from impacts on the rigid outer shell. Coring on the inner portion of the cushion cover provides additional softness and the ability of the cushion cover to absorb shocks while using a higher density material, which is able to conform to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Alan V. Morine, W. Travis Smith, John H. Loudenslager, Jamie L. Johnson, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Patent number: 9010569
    Abstract: A bottle-warming container device maintains the warmth of baby bottles for an extended period of time to ensure that warmed bottles are available when needed. The device includes a container having a bottom side and a perimeter wall extending upwardly from the bottom side. The perimeter wall and the bottom side define an interior space of the container configured to hold a plurality of baby bottles. A pad is positioned in the interior space and comprises an insulating material wherein the pad is configured for preventing heat transfer between the interior space and the extrinsic environment relative to the interior space. A plurality of slots extends through the pad wherein the slots are configured to receive the baby bottles. A flexible portion of the pad is positioned around each slot wherein a size of the slots is selectively adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Rosa M. Estrada, Claudia Thomas-Valdivia
  • Patent number: 8985332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembled packing case, which comprises a bottom component with a criss-cross underside, corner components embedded to vacant corners of the bottom component, and limiting holes provided at embedding positions between the bottom component and the corner components; wherein the assembled packing case further comprises fasteners inserted into the limiting holes to define the relative position between the bottom component and the corner components; the bottom component and the corner components are set as mortise and tenon structures at the embedding positions, and the mortise and tenon structures limit the relative displacement between the bottom component and corner components in the vertical direction; and the corner components are embedded to the bottom component to form a case body by the mortise and tenon structures. The structure of the assembled packing case is simple and the cost is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-cheng Kuo, Shih Hsiang Chen, Jiaxin Li
  • Patent number: 8978891
    Abstract: A cushioning material includes a recess forming member that includes a protecting member and an engaging member to form a recess that contains inside an edge portion of a thin display device, and moreover on a rear frame that is positioned on a back surface of the thin display device a handle is provided that forms a gap between a display screen of the thin display device and a protecting member of the cushioning material that is positioned in front of the display screen by engaging and holding the engaging member of the cushioning material in a state of the edge portion of the thin display device being contained in the recess of the cushioning material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Renichi Mitsuhashi