Nursing Bottles And Nipples Patents (Class 215/11.1)
  • Patent number: 10639240
    Abstract: An apparatus including artificial nipple for feeding a baby who has a cleft in its palate region. The artificial nipple includes a palate region to define a region facing the baby's palate during use, and the nipple having a tongue region to define a region facing the baby's tongue during use. The palate region is less compliant than the tongue region to both mimic the hard palate and reduces unwanted movement of the nipple, making it easier for the infant to use his or her tongue to expel fluid from the nipple. The tongue region includes a feeding slit, which maybe U or V shaped, from which liquid maybe discharged without risking nasal congestion. The tongue region may further include a soft protrusion, that assists the peristaltic like tongue movement helping the baby feed, and may extend laterally to reduce the risk of nasal congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Thanh Tran, Marcelle Huizenga, Katrina Shah, Catherine Pelland, Katherine R. Knaus, Kathleen Borowitz, Silvia Blemker
  • Patent number: 10638864
    Abstract: A bottle holder with a body includes an upper portion; a base; a cup seat disposed in the upper portion; and one or more lighting elements, at least one of the lighting elements being disposed below the cup seat and oriented to direct light upward. The bottle holder further includes a cup removably positioned in the cup seat, the cup being constructed to support a bottle. The bottle holder may include a control system configured to control the one or more lighting elements and other electronic components that may optionally be included. A system for illuminating a container includes a bottle holder and a remote control unit constructed to communicate with a control unit of the bottle holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Amran Abukar
  • Patent number: 10624816
    Abstract: An improved oral administration coupler for delivery of fluids such as medications and nutritional fluids. Example oral administration couplers have a first end with an applicator for oral delivery to an infant, and a second end with a coupling compatible with an enteral fluid delivery syringe. A fluid delivery conduit extends in fluid communication from the first end to the second end, to deliver fluid from the syringe to the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Martin Davis, Aaron N. Ingram, Mark M. Costello
  • Patent number: 10624817
    Abstract: An improved oral administration coupler for delivery of fluids such as medications and nutritional fluids. Example oral administration couplers have a first end with an applicator for oral delivery to an infant, and a second end with a coupling compatible with an enteral fluid delivery syringe. A fluid delivery conduit extends in fluid communication from the first end to the second end, to deliver fluid from the syringe to the infant. In some example embodiments, the coupler is configured for back-of-mouth delivery, and can comprise a generally elongate and at least partially flexible tube or straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Martin Davis, Mark M. Costello, Mariann Cary, Adrian McDermott
  • Patent number: 10624819
    Abstract: A beverage container holder has a frame with a ring having an aperture for supporting and retaining a beverage container. The aperture can adapt to different sizes of beverage containers. The frame also has appendages extending therefrom. Some of the appendages are handles and some of the appendages are support stabilizers. The beverage container holder resembles an animal, and the appendages resemble ears and legs of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BeKnown Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Roy Paul Prosise, Daniel Caputo, Benjamin Derek Litteral
  • Patent number: 10556056
    Abstract: A cap and container assembly is disclosed which may be used for human body cavity irrigation or other liquid dispensing activities. The cap may include a first channel extending from a base through a neck portion to an opening in a tip portion of the cap. A side body defining a second channel may extend from the first channel near the neck portion of the cap to an opening at a distal end of the side body. An axial dimension of the tip portion may extend at an angle relative to an axial dimension of the neck portion. Liquid may flow out of the first channel under the influence of gravity and as a result of control of air flow into the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Ketan C. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10538368
    Abstract: The invention relates to lids for beverage containers and related methods, for example, a lid to fit within the screw on compression assembly found on standard canning jars to adapt the container to improve a user's ability to consume liquids directly from the vessel. Lids according to certain embodiments of the invention can be used with a wide range of containers like jars, so that the containers can be conveniently used to consume a beverage while avoiding spilling and facilitating extended use and recycling of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: JRAP, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Isaac Nielsen Resnikoff, Aaron Brooks Panone
  • Patent number: 10517377
    Abstract: A flexible container device, comprising a container top portion having a substantially oval top footprint, a flexible container bottom having a substantially oval bottom footprint, wherein the flexible container bottom is foldable, and a flexible reservoir body in between the container top portion and the flexible container bottom. The flexible reservoir body can be coupled to the container top portion by a top perimeter seam and coupled to the flexible container bottom by a bottom perimeter seam. The flexible reservoir body can be formed by a flexible panel folded and attached to itself along one or more body seams extending along a length of the flexible reservoir body. The flexible reservoir body can be collapsible and foldable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hydrapak LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lyon, Samuel M. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10470978
    Abstract: A pacifier weaning apparatus is provided that includes a shell or shell assembly providing a housing, and a nipple configured to protrude from the housing. The nipple includes a first end adapted to be held by the housing, and an opposing, sucking end adapted for insertion into a user's mouth. The nipple also defines a first chamber and an expandable, second chamber that are both open at the first end and extend in a direction from the first end to the sucking end, and the first chamber being open and the second chamber being closed at the sucking end. And the pacifier weaning apparatus includes an airflow-control component configured to regulate either or both a break pressure at or above which airflow through the first chamber is permitted, or a rate of airflow through the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MED ET AL.
    Inventor: David Zilber
  • Patent number: 10455959
    Abstract: A portable beverage container includes a container body defining an interior adapted to store a liquid, and a lid assembly that includes a lid housing removably coupled to the container body and a spout coupled to the lid housing and movable between a stowed configuration and a dispensing configuration, the spout defining a fluid passageway in selective fluid communication with the interior of the container body. The lid assembly also includes a seal housing carrying a sealing element, the seal housing movably coupled to the lid housing between an in-use position, wherein the seal housing engages the spout such that the sealing element controls fluid flow through the fluid passageway of the spout, and a cleaning position, wherein the seal housing is spaced from the spout to permit cleaning of the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IGNITE USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Coon, Jeff Chiu
  • Patent number: 10449121
    Abstract: Customized nipples are provided herein that are designed to mimic a nursing woman's anatomic nipple to minimize nipple confusion for a nursing baby. The customized nipples are created in a noninvasive manner, for example, via a scan of the woman's breast that is received by a computer. The customized nipples also are preferably formed in an efficient manner based on the scan. The customized nipples may be formed for baby products, such as bottles and pacifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Cassandra F. Bolten
  • Patent number: 10435207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve fitment (6; 60) for a collapsible fluid dispensing package for dispensing fluid by relative pressure present in the package; the valve fitment comprising: —at least a compressible wedge-like spout (9; 9?, 9?); —a sealing base (10) arranged for sealing engagement with the container at a seal edge (5); wherein the wedge-like spout (9; 9?, 9?) is located within a passage (11; 11?, 11?) formed through the sealing base (10) and, wherein sealing base is preferably of higher rigidity than the wedge-like spout (9; 9?, 9?). The invention also relates to a fluid dispensing package (1) comprising the valve fitment (6; 60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Arnaud Gerbaulet, David Nordqvist, Etienne Closset, Daniel Abegglen
  • Patent number: 10435946
    Abstract: A collapsible ladder includes two vertical stiles with rungs disposed therebetween. Each stile is formed by a plurality of telescopically collapsible columns. Each collapsible column has a bottom opening, an inner wall and a cover to cover the bottom opening. The cover has a small cylindrical portion and a large cylindrical portion with a peripheral surface located under the small cylindrical portion. The small cylindrical portion is inserted into the bottom opening of a column The large cylindrical portion is exposed outside of the column and inserted inside of a next lower column. A sealing ring is disposed inside a annular groove and touches the inner wall of the next lower column when the stile is extending or collapsing. One or more air ducts are provided in the cover. A first air opening iarranged above the large cylindrical portion in correspondence with an opening in a lower wall part of the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Otto Martinus Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10434035
    Abstract: A baby bottle, an insert for a baby bottle, a baby bottle including an insert, and a method of feeding an infant that serves to pace the infant's feeding rhythm. Generally, these devices and methods will be of use for a preterm infant who lacks coordination of the suck-swallow-breathe synchrony, but can also be used with full term infants who can benefit from rigid control of the flow of milk from a bottle, this includes, but is not limited to, infants with gastroesophageal reflux who can require pacing of feeds to allow for gastric emptying. The device generally cues the infant to swallow and breathe after each 1-4 sucks by stopping the flow of the fluid from the bottle after the infant has sucked sufficiently or a predetermined period of time has passed. Once the baby breathes or a period of time passes, the bottle resets for the next repetition. The device also serves to consistently slow the flow of milk during oral feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Preemie-Pacer, LLC
    Inventors: Roberta Pineda, Jeffrey Macler
  • Patent number: 10426710
    Abstract: A teething device can include a base having a handle, and a coupling on an opposite end. The base and coupling can be formed from a first material having a first hardness. A reservoir may be configured to contain a liquid therein. The reservoir may be coupled and sealed to the base coupling and configured to provide a watertight seal. The reservoir can have at least one self-sealing aperture. The self-sealing aperture can have a default position wherein the self-sealing aperture is configured to be substantially closed to essentially prevent the liquid from flowing therethrough, and a flexed position wherein the self-sealing aperture is configured to be opened to allow the liquid to flow therethrough. In addition, the reservoir can be formed from a second material having a second hardness that is softer than the first hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Teetherpop, LLC
    Inventors: Renee Jones, Teresa Helm
  • Patent number: 10384832
    Abstract: A reconfigurable container is provided that includes an inner and outer wall where the inner wall may be disconnected from the outer wall, inverted and re-attached to form a container having a larger volume. The outer wall and the inner wall are detachably attached by a locking ring that secures the inner wall and outer wall in fluid tight engagement. The reconfigurable container allows for different usage modes, for example, as an open top container and as an enclosed single wall container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Imagen Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10328172
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include an attachment for providing a scent to a container. The scented attachment may be configured for being associated with a container, such as a drink or a food storage container. In one instance, the attachment is of a size or shape so as to fit around a circumference of the container. In another instance, the attachment may be configured for being associated to the container with a suitable attachment mechanism. For instance, the attachment may include a substrate having a first surface comprising an attachment mechanism for associating the scented attachment to the container; and a second surface comprising a scent. Systems including a scented attachment and a container, including their methods of use, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SZENT CO.
    Inventor: Shawn Griffis
  • Patent number: 10290372
    Abstract: Devices for controlling delivery of a breast milk supplement are described which include a housing sized for placement on a surface near a breast region of a lactating female, the housing including one or more supplement reservoirs, at least one of the supplement reservoirs including a port with a controllable valve, a data storage component including a breast milk supplement regimen, and a control unit including a microprocessor and circuitry, the control unit operably coupled to the data storage component and to the controllable valve, the circuitry including actuation circuitry configured to actuate the controllable valve based on the breast milk supplement regimen; and at least one delivery tube having a first end and a second end, the first end of the at least one delivery tube in fluid communication with the port, the second end of the at least one delivery tube configured for placement in proximity to a nipple of the lactating female.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Hon Wah Chin, Roderick A. Hyde, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10265054
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to collecting and containing samples and particularly, but not exclusively, to technology for collecting and containing a stool specimen. The technology provides a device for collecting and containing a stool specimen, the device comprising ergonomic features optimized for a geriatric user. The technology also provides an enclosing holder for securing the ergonomic stool specimen container in a leak-proof manner e.g., during mechanical shaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Exact Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Schiestle, Krystal A. Burger, Timothy A. Parmer, Jad A. Lunde, Sam M. Jang, David A. Schuelke, David B. Wolgemuth, Jing Yang Lu
  • Patent number: 10251518
    Abstract: A dispensing system for dispensing cleaning product for hand sanitization comprises a cartridge having an internal reservoir for containing hand sanitization product, a nozzle configured in one of a plurality of key shapes, and a dispenser having a receptacle opening adapted to receive and engage the nozzle of the cartridge when the receptacle opening is configured in one of a plurality of key shapes corresponding to the key shape of the nozzle, the dispenser having a fluid communication passage for dispensing fluid for hand washing, whereby only cartridges and dispensers which have matched key shapes will engage each other for operative discharge of the hand wash cleaning product. The system includes a valve insert member which prevents leakage of fluid unless the nozzle key matches the receptacle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Rospierski
  • Patent number: 10251817
    Abstract: A teat including at least a shaft and a nipple, wherein structured surface areas are provided at least in a partial region thereof, and the structured surface areas are formed by at least one rough surface zone having a surface roughness of 100 ?m at the most, or 50 ?m at the most.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BAMED AG
    Inventor: Peter Roehrig
  • Patent number: 10246230
    Abstract: A safety closure for containers comprising a cover (3) and an internal element (4), the internal element being formed of a constraining portion (5) and a covering portion (6), the covering portion and the constraining portion being at least partially interconnected by means of at least a first preferential breakage zone (7B) which, when intact, joins them to each other, the constraining portion being provided with blocking means at the neck of a container with which the closure is intended to be associated and with first constraining means (10) which removably attach the cover, the internal element having sealing means (12) which, at least when the seal is intact, preserve the container content integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LUMSON S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Sangiovanni
  • Patent number: 10202225
    Abstract: A cap (1) with guarantee seal (14) for flexible packages (100) has a toy compartment (22, 44) and a ball (42) free to move by agitation of the cap, in the toy compartment (22, 44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Guala Pack S.P.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Tamarindo
  • Patent number: 10195117
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention features nursing bottle. The nursing bottle includes a container for holding a liquid and having a rim defining an open end and a nipple assembly secured to the container at the open end. The nipple assembly includes a flexible nipple extending away from the container and defining an interior nipple volume, a vent bulb disposed within the interior nipple volume and defining an interior bulb volume, a tube extending into the container to a distal end disposed in a closed end of the container, and a vent manifold. The vent manifold defines a first aperture providing fluid communication between the container and the interior nipple volume, a second aperture providing fluid communication between the tube and the interior bulb volume, and a vent conduit providing fluid communication between the interior bulb volume and atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: James J. Britto
  • Patent number: 10179675
    Abstract: A dispensing container with interior access for when the said dispensing container can no longer disperse the low level content within its bottom surface and interior walls through its normal dispensing process the dispensing container with interior access can be opened through its adjoining halves for complete access to its remaining content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Velmont & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Rashon Velmont, Sebastian Velmont
  • Patent number: 10166172
    Abstract: A bottle assembly includes a container and a vent assembly positionable at least in part of a rim of the container. A collar assembly generally defines a closure for the container and is releasably engaged with a neck of the container. The collar assembly and the vent assembly are configured relative to one another to permit selective configuration between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the collar assembly urges the vent assembly onto the rim of the container such that at least a majority of a cross-section of a lateral vent of the vent assembly is disposed below the rim. In the second configuration, in which the vent assembly is omitted from the bottle assembly, the collar assembly substantially sealingly engages the rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HANDI-CRAFT COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Rhodes, Bernard J. Kemper, Charles H. Miller
  • Patent number: 10154724
    Abstract: A personal object carrier apparatus includes a harness with a platform mounted to the harness and configured to support an object upon a ventral surface of a body surface of a user. The apparatus further includes a connector mounting the platform to the harness and configured for adjustment and securement of the platform at a desired height along the ventral body surface of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jacqueline Boino, Kalee Carmel
  • Patent number: 10150597
    Abstract: A cap (100) for a container comprises a disc-shaped top section (102), an annular side section (104) projecting from said disc-shaped top section (102), and a locking flange (111) disposed at an extremity of said annular side section (104) opposite said disc-shaped top section (102), and further comprises a locking flap (116) extending from said annular side section (104), which is mobile between a locked first position wherein a portion (114) of the locking flange (111) extends inwardly from the annular side section (104), and an unlocked second position wherein the locking flange (111) is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10149800
    Abstract: A user controllable noncollapsible variable stream physiological dispenser for a container is disclosed which comprises a nipple having a top nipple portion which extends to an intermediate concave section which extends to a lower dome-shaped body and to a flange, the flange used for being held to a bottle by a collar, the nipple having openings formed in the top nipple portion, an open bottom provided at the flange with the nipple having a hollow body through which liquid may pass from the open bottom through the body and out the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Craig E. Brown, Robert J. Brown
  • Patent number: 10143366
    Abstract: An illuminating ring assembly is disclosed. The illuminating ring configured to be used with a surgical access element. The illuminating ring assembly comprises a housing defined by a cover and a wall member extending from the cover, wherein the cover and wall member cooperate to define a cavity therein, a light element configured to be disposed with the cavity, and an attachment mechanism configured to selectively attach the housing to a surgical access element. Wherein the cover and the light element both include an opening therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nico Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mark, Brian C. Dougherty, Adam Furore, Mick Trompen
  • Patent number: 10137059
    Abstract: A vent prevents a vacuum from forming within an inverted container of liquid when the liquid is dispensed. The vent is a singular vent, formed of a vent tube, the vent tube removably secures with a nipple, and more particularly its radially extending flange, with the nipple flange having a passage therethrough to allow for venting by way of the vent tube from the interior of the container to the location between the container neck and its collar, to provide for the entrance of atmospheric air into the interior of the container during usage to prevent the generation of any vacuum therein. The container may be a nursing bottle, with its collar and nipple applied to the top, and the vent tube being secured to the bottom of the nipple flange for projecting downwardly within the bottle to perform its venting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Craig E Brown, Robert J Brown
  • Patent number: 10131498
    Abstract: A system and method for preventing leaks from rubbish containing liquids and noxious smells has an air-tight and water-tight reusable trash receptacle. The receptacle uses an inner ring and an outer ring to secure a trash bag. A gasketed lid provides a seal when the lid is engaged with the outer ring. A fabric cover attaches to the outer ring and protects and hides the trash bag held within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ed Schairbaum
  • Patent number: 10106288
    Abstract: Provided is a container whose shape for discharging contents is hardly expandable laterally, the container including a container body holding contents and a lid member for closing an opening of the container body which are sealed with each other by an annular seal portion formed along a flanged face of the opening. At a specified position of the annular seal portion, there is provided a detaching seal portion which is to be detached by an increase of inside pressure inside the container body in association with deformation of the container body based on an external force. An outflow channel for discharging the contents therethrough extends radially outwards from the detaching seal portion. At a position of the container body corresponding to the outflow channel of the flanged face, there is formed an outflow groove which is sunk toward a bottom portion of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED, SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuru Bushida, Daisuke Tanaka, Takashi Kado, Hiroki Yokoyama, Masayuki Kitamasu
  • Patent number: 10093471
    Abstract: Provided is a container that allows a portion where detachment starts to be fixed at a specified position in a more reliable manner, thus allowing contents to be discharged in a direction expected by a user, allowing eventually reduction in the amount of contents to remain in the container in the end. The container includes a container body holding contents therein and a lid member, the container body and the lid member being sealed by an annular seal portion formed along a flanged face of the opening. There is provided a detaching seal portion which is detached in response to increase of pressure inside the container body associated with deformation of the container body. The detaching seal portion includes a reverse-oriented annular seal portion which occupies a part of a width of the flanged face and which projects toward a radial inner side of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED, SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuru Bushida, Daisuke Tanaka, Takashi Kado, Hiroki Yokoyama, Masayuki Kitamasu
  • Patent number: 10085920
    Abstract: A vented baby bottle (28) is disclosed herein and comprises a bottle (30), a nipple (32), a mounting ring (34), and a vent assembly (36). The principle advantage offered by this invention includes decreasing aeration (gas bubbles) in the bottle's fluid by establishing an air passage (168) through the mounting ring into the interior (48) of the bottle. When this air passage is used in combination with a vent assembly having a self closing vent valve (132), the system allows atmospheric air to vent into the interior of the baby bottle when a lower than atmospheric pressure is created within the bottle, thereby preventing the aeration of the fluid contained in the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Chow Kai Fan
  • Patent number: 10080706
    Abstract: A spring loaded nipple assembly includes a cover including a top wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends downwardly from the top wall. The perimeter wall has a cylindrical shape and the top wall has a central opening extending therethrough. A nipple is integrally coupled to the top wall and extends upwardly therefrom. The nipple extends around the opening and forms a seal around the opening. The nipple has a distal end with respect to the top wall and the distal end has an aperture extending therethrough. A threading engagement member is positioned on an inner surface of the perimeter wall. The threading engagement member engages threading on a neck of a fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Santiago Fernandez, Tiffain Reneau
  • Patent number: 10080705
    Abstract: A teat for a baby product comprises a flexible wall which is collapsible and has first and second protrusions disposed on an inner face thereof. When a force is applied to the wall, portions of the wall are brought proximal to one another and a protrusion is arranged to contact the inner face of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventor: Arnold Rees
  • Patent number: 10039695
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to provide a decorative figure attachment to a baby bottle to engage and entertain a bottle-feeding infant has a circular attachment to a bottom portion of the bottle and a flexible extending arm that supports an eye-catching figure displayed to the baby or moveable date and time indicia disposed about the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Damien O. Egan-Wyer, Jennifer Long
  • Patent number: 10028890
    Abstract: A bottle assembly includes a container having a liquid chamber defined therein, and a vent assembly positionable substantially entirely within the liquid chamber of the container. A collar assembly generally defines a closure for the container and is releasably engageable with a neck of the container. The collar assembly and the container are configured relative to each other to enable selective configuration between a first configuration in which the vent assembly is disposed substantially entirely within the liquid chamber of the container and a second configuration in which the vent assembly is omitted from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HANDI-CRAFT COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Rhodes, Idus L. Rhodes, II, Charles H. Miller, Bernard J. Kemper
  • Patent number: 10029186
    Abstract: A bobble for bottle neck apparatus and method providing a sleeve for a bottle neck which holds a contoured brace having a nipple which protrudes through a slit in the sleeve, whereby a spring is connected on one end to the nipple of the contoured brace and on the other end to a bobble figurine representing one of a range of symbols, persons, holidays, events, sports teams, logos, and the like, such that the bobble figurine is held extended from the bottle neck and can move about by the flexing of the spring. The bobble figurine is removable and substitutable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Miller, Valerie B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10028891
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an anti-flatulence milk bottle, which comprises a bottle body and a nipple, wherein an edge of the nipple is arranged at a bottleneck of the bottle body through a threaded cover, the threaded cover is in threaded connection with a periphery of the bottleneck, a first air returning cover and a second air returning cover are arranged between the nipple and the bottleneck, a first gap is formed between the first air returning cover and the second air returning cover, a second gap is formed between the threaded cover and an outer surface of the bottleneck, the first gap is communicated with the second gap, the first air returning cover is provided with a first opening communicated with an interior of the bottle body, and the first gap, the second gap and the first opening form a confluence passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dongguan Bangfei Baby Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhiyong Luo
  • Patent number: 10016341
    Abstract: Systems and devices for controlling delivery of a breast milk supplement are described which include a nipple component including aperture; a guard component attached to the nipple component; a supplement reservoir including a port with a controllable valve, the supplement reservoir adapted to contain one or more breast milk supplements, a flow conduit disposed within at least a portion of the nipple component and having a first end in fluid communication with the aperture and a second end in fluid communication with the port; a data storage component including a breast milk supplement regimen; and a control unit operably coupled to the controllable valve and the data storage component and including a microprocessor and circuitry, the circuitry including actuation circuitry configured to actuate the controllable valve to module release of the one or more breast milk supplements based on the breast milk supplement regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Hon Wah Chin, Roderick A. Hyde, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10010487
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for receiving a substance, and includes a body defining a chamber for receiving the substance; and a dome-shaped needle penetrable and resealable portion that is penetrable by the needle for aseptically filling introducing substance into the chamber. The penetrable and resealable portion includes an injection member contacting member configured to contact and wipe the injection member during movement of the injection member therethrough, and is resealable to seal the product from ambient atmosphere within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MEDINSTILL DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Benoit Adamo, John Guthy, Nathaniel Houle, Brian Tulley, Jeffrey Willey
  • Patent number: 10004665
    Abstract: An improved baby bottle assembly that glows in the dark structured and arranged to be located without having to turn on the light, which may make a baby become wide awake. The bottle will also play a soothing melody, to help ease the baby back to sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Lisa Maldonado
  • Patent number: 9994370
    Abstract: Closures having an integrated push button latching assembly including an end wall, a skirt wall depending from the end wall, an outlet opening associated with the end wall, a protrusion associated with the end wall and a push button latching assembly are disclosed. The push button latching assembly is pivotally coupled to the closure and is movable between a first position in which the outlet opening is covered by the assembly and a second position in which the outlet opening is exposed. The push button latching assembly includes a retaining mechanism, a closing member coupled to the retaining mechanism, a push button coupled to the retaining mechanism, and a tongue coupled to the retaining mechanism. The tongue is configured to engage the protrusion when the push button latching assembly occupies the first position and disengage the protrusion such that the push button latching assembly is movable to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Runway Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Sorensen, David O. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9993097
    Abstract: A drinking cup includes a container with an open top and defining a longitudinal axis. The container includes a neck having a plurality of first detents provided on an outer surface. A handle assembly includes a rim and at least one handle integrally formed with the rim. The rim defines an opening sized to receive the container neck. The handle assembly has a plurality of second detents shaped to mate with the first detents, wherein selective engagement of the first and second detents configured to allow incremental rotational movement of the handle assembly on the neck about the container axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Troy Hunter Phipps, Tiffany Chang Chen, Edward J. Laganis
  • Patent number: 9992992
    Abstract: An insect restriction system for inhibiting insects from contaminating fluid in a container includes a container that contains a fluid. The container has an opening and a spout is positioned in the opening. A bulb is provided and the bulb is removably positioned on the spout. In this way the bulb inhibit insects from entering the spout to access the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Edelen
  • Patent number: 9980557
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a base structure with a handle portion and a head portion. In one aspect, the handle portion comprises a core component and a shell component that surrounds the core component. The core component may include a body formed of a rigid material and decorative elements embedded within the body. The shell component may be formed of a substantially transparent material so that the decorative elements of the core are visible through the shell component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Douglas Hohlbein
  • Patent number: 9974714
    Abstract: A pacifier for dispensing medicine to a human infant is disclosed. In some embodiments, the pacifier includes a medicine container that is located between the mouth guard front side and the mouth guard rear side. In other embodiments, the pacifier includes a pacifier housing that is formed by a mouth guard flange and a cap mating and the medicine container is located in the pacifier housing interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Elroy Middleton
  • Patent number: 9944510
    Abstract: A fluid transport system is provided. The fluid transport system may include a vessel closure assembly including one or more conduits, a vessel, and a container. A conduit terminus may be engaged with the conduit and received in the vessel. The conduit terminus may include a body with a head portion and an engagement portion, wherein an aperture extends therethrough. The engagement portion may be configured to engage the conduit. The head portion may taper to a tip defining a first opening to the aperture having a contour that is non-planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim North America Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A Zumbrum