Foamlike Retainer Patents (Class 206/523)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150001122
    Abstract: A high-density foam tablet holder provides protection for the tablet as part of a packaging solution and provides an ergonomic holding interface for the user when held by hand or in a plurality of stand positions. In larger configurations the holder can also provide a desktop or laptop surface for a laptop computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph JARKE
  • Patent number: 8910791
    Abstract: A slot-type protection device for a plate-shaped product is disclosed. The device comprises a buffer component for inserting the plate-shaped product. The buffer component comprises a folding card and at least one buffer unit. A plurality of slots used for fixing the plate-shaped product are disposed on the buffer unit. The buffer unit comprises a carrying portion and a connecting portion. The slots are disposed on the carrying portion. Two ends of the connecting portion are a fixed end and a free end. The fixed end is fixed and connected to one end of a bottom of the carrying portion, and the free end cooperates with the other end of the bottom of the carrying portion. A connecting structure is disposed to allow the free end and the carrying portion to connect with each other. The folding card is held between the carrying portion and the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140353199
    Abstract: A packaging combination is disclosed that includes a box and at least first and second planar objects in the box. At least first and second shock absorbing clips are attached to the planar objects in the box. At least one of the first clips is fastened to the first planar object and the clip is positioned between one wall of the box and the second planar object. At least one of the second clips is fastened to both planar objects and is positioned between opposite walls of the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Louis G. DeJesus, Doug Dean
  • Publication number: 20140346080
    Abstract: A crate system that includes a crate body that can be easily adjusted in size onsite that does not required hand tools. The crate body includes four width adjustable side walls, sandwiches between a lower planar support base and an upper top panel. Each side wall includes at least one lower side wall component affixed to the perimeter edge of the support base and at least one upper side wall component. The lower and upper side wall components are stacked in an edge to edge manner and interconnected with pegs and holes to adjust the width of the side wall. External straps are extended around the outside surfaces of the side walls, support base and top panel to hold them together. The support base includes at least two rows of elongated slots that extend transversely and longitudinally over the support base and foam pads. A plurality of internal straps is provided with an end connector inserted into one of the slots and automatically engages the slot to prevents its removal when the strap is pulled upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: William Knutz, Tonie Knutz
  • Publication number: 20140332432
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a packaging device for liquid crystal glass with a bottom wall and reinforcing arrangement. Wherein the bottom wall has a cushioning capability than the reinforcing arrangement; and wherein the bottom wall is used to support the liquid crystal glass, and the reinforcing arrangement being disposed onto or in the bottom wall so as to prevent warpage of the bottom wall. By the arrangement, since the bottom wall is free from warpage, the liquid crystal glass carried thereon will also be prevented from being broken resulted from the warpage of the bottom wall. Furthermore, with the inclusion of the reinforcing arrangement into the bottom the thickness of the bottom wall can be reduced and the overall volume of the packaging the produce and the cost associated thereof are also lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gege Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140291195
    Abstract: A packaging system and method for securing a product within a shipping container includes providing a shipping container appropriately sized for the product, attaching at least a first shock absorption member to the shipping container for serving as a locator for the product and for positioning the product on the shipping container. Attaching at least a second shock absorption member to the shipping container for, together with the at least a first shock absorption member, securing the product on the shipping container. The shipping container is closed about the product, which is itself suspended by the at least a first shock absorption member and the at least a second shock absorption member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Louis G. DeJesus
  • Publication number: 20140284242
    Abstract: The present invention is a device and method for preventing damage to cargo during shipment on a trailer bed. The device consists of a foam cylinder having a density, a height, and a circumferential diameter. The device may alternatively consist of an open foam cylinder defining a hollow space and having a density, a height, an outer circumferential diameter, and an inner circumferential diameter. When the device is placed on the top of a cargo load, and a length of chain is extended over the device and secured to the trailer bed such that the chain does not contact the cargo, the cargo is secured and damage to the cargo from direct contact with the chain is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Burroughs
  • Publication number: 20140284243
    Abstract: A protective case comprising a rigid or substantially rigid exterior which is preferably divided into a lid section and a base section pivotally joined together with one or more hinge mechanisms is disclosed. A divided first layer of material is preferably joined in continuous contact with the interior of the lid section and the interior of the base section so that no empty space or dead space exists between portions of the first layer of material contacting the lid section and portions of the first layer contacting the base section. A divided second layer of material is preferably joined in continuous contact with the first layer of material so that no empty space or dead space exists between the second layer of material and both portions of the first layer of material contacting the lid section and the base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Christian Stuart Tucker
  • Patent number: 8833558
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal glass panel packaging structure, which includes a package box and a plurality of cushioning members mounted inside the package box. The package box includes a lower case and an upper case mating the lower case. The lower case forms, on side walls thereof, mounting sections corresponding to the cushioning members and also forms a receiving channel below each of the mounting sections to correspond to the cushioning member. The cushioning members each form a mounting slot and projections. The mounting sections are each in the form of an arch bridge having a bridge floor forming mounting holes corresponding to the projections, whereby to set up, the mounting slot is fit to a side of the bridge floor and the projections are fit into the mounting holes to fix the cushioning member inside the lower case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shihhsiang Chen, Yicheng Kuo, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8820527
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a blocking element and its use in a protective structure. The blocking element includes a base and a first blocking plate. The base includes a surface and a recession formed downwardly towards the surface. The first blocking plate is connected to a first cross-connect part of the recession. The first blocking plate is used for pivoting on the first cross-connect part and includes a first blocking position and a first closing position in relative to the first cross-connect part. When the first blocking plate is at the first blocking position, a first blocking part of the first blocking plate protrudes from the surface. When the first blocking plate is pressed towards the recession to the first closing position by an external force, at least one portion of the first blocking part is contained in the recession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Tai-Ling Chan, Chung-Yu Mao, Chung-Kuan Ting
  • Patent number: 8807341
    Abstract: A cushion for cushioning an article is provided. The cushion includes a base plate, a first protruding structure, and a second protruding structure. The base plate is used to supporting the article. The first protruding structure includes a main body and a rotation block. The main body is connected to the base plate. The rotation block is connected to the main body and is capable of being bent to rotate toward the base plate relative to the main body. The second protruding structure is connected to the base plate. The article is clamped between the bent rotation block and the second protruding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tai-Ling Chan, Chung-Yu Mao, Chung-Kuan Ting
  • Patent number: 8807342
    Abstract: A packaging box is disclosed, which is formed by coupling two packaging structures. The packaging structure includes a baseboard, which has a first side, a second side opposite to the first side, a third side for connecting the first and second sides, and a fourth side opposite to the third side for connecting the first and second sides. The packaging structure includes a first sidewall standing on the first side, and a second sidewall standing on the third sidewall. The packaging structure further includes plural first coupling elements and plural second coupling elements. The first coupling elements are disposed on the first and second sidewalls. The second coupling elements corresponding to the first coupling elements are disposed on the second and fourth sides of the baseboard. Two packaging structures are coupled by coupling the first coupling elements to the second coupling elements to obtain the packaging box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Lun Chien, Li-Wei Chang, Hsueh-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 8789698
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package box of liquid crystal glass, which includes a box body, a plurality of mounting sections arranged in the box body, and cushioning devices mounted to the mounting sections. The cushioning devices each include a cushioning section, a retention section connected to the cushioning section, and a projection. The mounting sections each include a first receiving channel and a through hole respectively corresponding to the retention section and the projection of the respective cushioning device. The retention sections are respectively received in the first receiving channels and the projections are respectively fit into the through hole so as to fix the cushioning devices inside the box body. The package box uses cushioning devices that are mounted inside a box in a snap-fitting manner so that the operation of assembling and disassembling the cushioning devices is simple, making it easy to re-work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Chengwen Que, Jiahe Cheng, Qinjun Shi, Jiaxin Li
  • Patent number: 8777009
    Abstract: A packing structure for a liquid crystal display device includes a packing box for storing the liquid crystal display device and shock-absorbing members. The shock-absorbing members are stored in the packing box together with the liquid crystal display device so as to be interposed between the liquid crystal display device and the packing box. A side wall of a groove of the shock-absorbing member has a plurality of shock-absorbing surfaces with the gap with the display panel larger in the inside of the display panel than in the outside of the display panel. A central shock-absorbing member is disposed on the inside of the display panel deeper than the shock-absorbing face. The gap between the central shock-absorbing member and the display panel is larger than that between the shock-absorbing face and the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Nakase
  • Publication number: 20140183083
    Abstract: A slot-type protection device for a plate-shaped product is disclosed. The device comprises a buffer component for inserting the plate-shaped product. The buffer component comprises a folding card and at least one buffer unit. A plurality of slots used for fixing the plate-shaped product are disposed on the buffer unit. The buffer unit comprises a carrying portion and a connecting portion. The slots are disposed on the carrying portion. Two ends of the connecting portion are a fixed end and a free end. The fixed end is fixed and connected to one end of a bottom of the carrying portion, and the free end cooperates with the other end of the bottom of the carrying portion. A connecting structure is disposed to allow the free end and the carrying portion to connect with each other. The folding card is held between the carrying portion and the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8752703
    Abstract: A packaging system and method for securing a product within a shipping container includes providing a shipping container appropriately sized for the product, attaching at least a first shock absorption member to the shipping container for serving as a locator for the product and for positioning the product on the shipping container. Attaching at least a second shock absorption member to the shipping container for, together with the at least a first shock absorption member, securing the product on the shipping container. The shipping container is closed about the product, which is itself suspended by the at least a first shock absorption member and the at least a second shock absorption member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Third Dimension, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis De Jesus
  • Publication number: 20140158578
    Abstract: A new and useful folding apparatus for the containment and transport of bottles which is lightweight, inexpensive to manufacture, stronger and more resilient than current shipping containers and is easily disassembled and compactly stored when not in use. The apparatus essentially comprises a flat rectangular sheet that is made of a rigid and lightweight material such as cardboard or foam core, is scored or creased along its length and exhibits multiple flaps cut into the sheet. The creases along the sheet allow folding during assembly and define panels along the sheet which become the sides of the container when assembled. In concert, the creases, panels, and flaps allow the user to fold the sheet into a three-dimensional prismatic container for transporting bottles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Varan
  • Publication number: 20140158579
    Abstract: A collapsible, aesthetically pleasing, impact-protective sleeve for fragile articles having as a primary structural component molded foam panels having integrally molded pillars on an exterior surface of the sleeve, on an interior surface of the sleeve, or on both the exterior and interior surfaces of the sleeve. The sleeve may comprise one or more molded foam body panels, arranged in the shape of a cylinder, or other shape. Molded foam top and bottom panels may include features that are configured to interact with top and bottom portions of a fragile article for additional protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Polyworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. FOX, Roger J. LaFlamme
  • Patent number: 8733548
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging structure of liquid crystal glass panel, which includes a package box and a plurality of cushioning members mounted in the package box. The cushioning members each include a main body and an anti-static layer formed on a surface of the main body that opposes liquid crystal glass panels. The packaging structure of liquid crystal glass panel according to the present invention uses a cushioning member formed by an arrangement of combining a cushioning material and an anti-static material so as to provide an excellent effect of cushioning to liquid crystal glass panels during the shipping thereof and to effectively prevent the liquid crystal glass panels from damage caused by static electricity during the shipping thereof. Further, such a combined material has a low cost and can thus effectively lower down the shipping cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8727119
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal glass panel packaging box, which includes upper and lower cover members. The upper cover member has a top plate and upper side plates connected to the top plate. The lower cover member has a bottom plate and lower side plates connected to the bottom plate to collectively define a receiving chamber having an opening for receiving a liquid crystal glass panel. The bottom plate of the lower cover member having an outside surface that forms a raised portion corresponding to a circumference of the opening of the receiving chamber. The raised portion of the lower cover member of one liquid crystal panel packaging box is receivable in the opening of the receiving chamber of the lower cover member of another liquid crystal panel packaging box to effect stacking of lower cover members of different liquid crystal panel packaging boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuchun Hsiao, Qinjun Shi
  • Patent number: 8718731
    Abstract: The present invention describes a multi-piece electronic device case comprising multiple shock absorbing features. The device includes an upper protective shell, a lower shell, and a rear-mounted shock panel which form the casing around an electronic device. The upper and lower shells are shaped to include a gap between the case and the electronic device. Within the gap are a plurality of curved, force attenuating panels therein that are configured to flex when impacted, thereby distributing the forces applied to the impacted area. Additionally, the backs of the shells include slots for receiving bumper inserts that further distribute impact forces that occur on the upper and lower sides of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Wai Tang
  • Publication number: 20140102938
    Abstract: A packaging box is disclosed, which is formed by coupling two packaging structures. The packaging structure includes a baseboard, which has a first side, a second side opposite to the first side, a third side for connecting the first and second sides, and a fourth side opposite to the third side for connecting the first and second sides. The packaging structure includes a first sidewall standing on the first side, and a second sidewall standing on the third sidewall. The packaging structure further includes plural first coupling elements and plural second coupling elements. The first coupling elements are disposed on the first and second sidewalls. The second coupling elements corresponding to the first coupling elements are disposed on the second and fourth sides of the baseboard. Two packaging structures are coupled by coupling the first coupling elements to the second coupling elements to obtain the packaging box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: AU Optroincs Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Lun CHIEN, Li-Wei CHANG, Hsueh-Hui LIN
  • Publication number: 20140083898
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal glass panel packaging structure, which includes a package box and a plurality of cushioning members mounted inside the package box. The package box includes a lower case and an upper case mating the lower case. The lower case forms, on side walls thereof, mounting sections corresponding to the cushioning members and also forms a receiving channel below each of the mounting sections to correspond to the cushioning member. The cushioning members each form a mounting slot and projections. The mounting sections are each in the form of an arch bridge having a bridge floor forming mounting holes corresponding to the projections, whereby to set up, the mounting slot is fit to a side of the bridge floor and the projections are fit into the mounting holes to fix the cushioning member inside the lower case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shihhsiang Chen, Yicheng Kuo, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8672125
    Abstract: Embodiments of cushtop laptop stands and methods of manufacture thereof are generally described herein. An article to support a device comprises a first portion having a first interior surface and a first exterior surface, a second portion having a second interior surface and a second exterior surface, and a third portion configured to couple together the first portion and the second portion. At least one of the first, second, and third portions comprises a cushioning material. In a first configuration, the article comprises a first end of the first interior surface spaced apart from a first end of the second interior surface by a first distance, and a second end of the first interior surface spaced apart from a second end of the second interior surface by a second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Sween, Mike Simonian, Maaike Evers
  • Publication number: 20140054194
    Abstract: A package assembly includes a package member and a securing member. The package member includes a holding seat configured for holding an electronic device and a plurality of grasping portions extending from the holding seat for grasping the electronic device. The securing member includes an enclosing frame, attached to and surrounding the holding seat, and at least one resisting section, extending from the enclosing frame and adhered to the holding seat, and the securing member made from adhesive tap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Patent number: 8657109
    Abstract: Universal packaging for beverage containers of different sizes is described. The universal packaging includes a bottom support structure including an opening having an interior floor surface. A raised cylinder extends upwards from the interior floor surface. A beverage container of a first height fits within the opening in the bottom support by placing an open side of the beverage container down upon the interior floor surface, the raised cylinder extending into an interior of the beverage container of the first height. A beverage container of a second height, the second height being less than the first height, fits within the opening in the bottom support by placing a solid bottom surface of the beverage container of the second height down upon an upper surface of the raised cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm North America Corporation
    Inventors: Denton Ouzts, Michael Lane Polk