Removable Closure Guided In Rotary Movement (e.g., Screw) Patents (Class 220/288)
  • Patent number: 12022932
    Abstract: A refill for a container device for cosmetic product that includes a vessel configured to contain such a product, the vessel including a lateral wall. The lateral wall of the vessel has, over at least part of its outside surface, a member made of elastomer material connected to the vessel and which is at least partly in relief in relation to the outside surface of the lateral wall of the vessel. The refill thus formed is able to be held in a casing of suitable shape, by virtue of the members in relief of elastomer material formed on the outside wall of the vessel. The invention also relates to a casing for a cosmetic product container device including a casing and such a refill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE
    Inventor: Christophe Coquard
  • Patent number: 11825931
    Abstract: A cup (12) or container assembly (10) having a lip (13, 15) activated input feature. The lip (13, 15) activated feature permits removal of the contents from the cup (12) or container (12) while mitigating against leaks and/or spills. The lid (12, 14) includes a movable member (48, 58) and a baffle (54, 59). The cup assembly (10) is constructed to have streamlined assembly method due to a reduced number of parts needing separation and/or improved connecting features. The improved geometry of lid (12, 14) components lends to heightened ease of cleaning. A cup (12) or container assembly (10) having a lip (13, 15) activated input feature. The lip (13, 15) activated feature permits removal of the contents from the cup (12) or container (12) while mitigating against leaks and/or spills. The lid (12, 14) includes a movable member (48, 58) and a baffle (54, 59).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: JMBH HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Chung, Patrick Thrailkill, Robert F. Rosasco, III
  • Patent number: 11814235
    Abstract: An insulating container can be configured to retain a volume of liquid, and include a canister having a first inner wall having a first end having an opening extending into an internal reservoir, and a second outer wall forming an outer shell. The opening can be sealed by a spout adapter, the spout adapter having a spout channel extending between the internal reservoir and a spout opening, smaller than the opening of the canister. The spout opening may be sealed with a cap having a magnetic top surface, and the spout adapter may be further removably coupled to a lid that may be used as a cup into which a volume of the liquid can be poured. In addition, spout adapter assembly with an adapter that releasably attaches to the canister and a plug that is received within the adapter that moves to place the spout adapter assembly into an open and a closed orientation. The plug may have a means to provide tactile feedback to a user that the spout adapter assembly is in an optimal pouring condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Bullock, Steve Charles Nichols, Edward Abante, Evan Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11780325
    Abstract: A fuel cap for a vehicle has a locking structure configured to generate a sound interval, including a head portion having a handle formed at a first side and one or more striking portions installed at a second side, and a body portion integrally assembled with the head portion and having a plurality of sound generators installed at the body portion and disposed in a state of being struck by the one or more striking portions installed at the second side of the head portion according to a rotation of the head portion by a locking torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Choi, June-Young Park, Tae-Yoon Lee, Jun-Sik Lim, Sung-Won Lee, Raghavendar Peddi
  • Patent number: 11708258
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for amending a food product, comprising the steps of: (1) receiving into a second geographic zone the food product from a first geographic zone, where packaging greater than five milligrams per serving of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the food product is illegal in the first geographic zone and legal in the second geographic zone; (2) forming a composition of the tetrahydrocannabinol comprising a viscosity of less than 2,000 mPa sec; and (3) injecting the food product with the composition of the tetrahydrocannabinol to form an amended food product, where the composition preferably comprises an emulsion of tetrahydrocannabinol, an emulsifier, and water with a mean particle size of less than 1000 nm and a viscosity of less than 100 mPa sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: Gavin Hazen, Kevin H. Hazen, Alton J. Reich, Michael Roth
  • Patent number: 11661249
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a containment system for containing a fluid. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a fitment for attaching a liner within a container and providing a fluid path from the liner to an outside of the containment system. The liner and at least a part of the fitment provide the wetted surfaces for the containment system, while the fitment has a portion that can be joined to an outer container that, for example, provides rigidity and light protection. The fitment may be a two-piece fitment with a liner fitment to which the liner may be joined, and a retainer that may be joined to a container, where the liner fitment and the retainer are joined to one another, for example by a mechanical connection. The liner and liner fitment may be fluoropolymers or other non-reactive polymers. The container and retainer may be UV-blocking polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Bores, Michael J. Schleicher, John A. Leys
  • Patent number: 11628288
    Abstract: A female-disinfecting cap and a method for applying the female-disinfecting cap. The cap threadingly accepts a needleless injection site, and applies an antiseptic agent to the needleless injection site. The cap includes a cap body with an opening for accepting the needleless injection site. The cap has an absorbent material that holds an antiseptic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11590838
    Abstract: A fuel cap for a vehicle has a locking structure configured to generate a sound interval, including a head portion having a handle formed at a first side and one or more striking portions installed at a second side, and a body portion integrally assembled with the head portion and having a plurality of sound generators installed at the body portion and disposed in a state of being struck by the one or more striking portions installed at the second side of the head portion according to a rotation of the head portion by a locking torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Choi, June-Young Park, Tae-Yoon Lee, Jun-Sik Lim, Sung-Won Lee, Raghavendar Peddi
  • Cup
    Patent number: 11535427
    Abstract: A cup includes a cup body and a cup lid. The interior of the cup body is hollow, and the top of an inner wall of the cup body is provided with a connecting piece. The cup lid is covered on the cup body. The cup lid includes an inner layer cylinder, a sandwich cylinder sleeved on the inner layer cylinder, an outer layer cylinder sleeved and clamped on an upper portion of the sandwich cylinder, a first sealing ring with an elasticity sleeved on a lower portion of the sandwich cylinder, a sealing cap detachably mounted at the bottom of the sandwich cylinder, and a cap shell covered to the outer layer cylinder and fixedly connected to the inner layer cylinder. A cylinder wall of the outer layer cylinder is provided with a connecting groove corresponding to the connecting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI DREAM HOUSEWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zengyu Wang
  • Patent number: 11524833
    Abstract: An insulating container can be configured to retain a volume of liquid, and include a canister having a first inner wall having a first end having an opening extending into an internal reservoir, and a second outer wall forming an outer shell. The opening can be sealed by a spout adapter, the spout adapter having a spout channel extending between the internal reservoir and a spout opening, smaller than the opening of the canister. The spout opening may be sealed with a cap having a magnetic top surface, and the spout adapter may be further removably coupled to a lid that may be used as a cup into which a volume of the liquid can be poured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: John Alan Tolman, Steve Charles Nichols, Edward Abante
  • Patent number: 11464699
    Abstract: A portable inground cremation memorial may include a receptacle for holding cremation remains. A cremains capsule, and cremation remains placed therein, may be secured in the receptacle and sealed in the memorial. The portable inground cremation memorial may be interred and may thereafter be uninterred and transported from one location and reinterred in another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Jayakumar Muthusami
  • Patent number: 11454146
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a drain plug structure for an oil pan for an internal combustion engine. The drain plug structure closes off a drain hole disposed in a bottom portion of the oil pan. The drain plug structure includes a columnar stopper portion inserted into the drain hole and rotated to prevent withdrawal. A sealing member is fitted to an outer periphery of the columnar stopper portion. An operating portion for a rotation operation is disposed on an outside exposed end portion of the columnar stopper portion. A plurality of cantilevered arcuate arm portions project radially outwards from the outside exposed end portion of the columnar stopper portion and are arranged in series along a circumferential direction. A loosening-prevention meshing portion is disposed on a tip end portion of each arcuate arm portion and an opening edge portion of the drain hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Daizo Ito, Yuichi Kato, Atsushi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 11358466
    Abstract: A capless filler pipe closure is provided for a tank filler pipe. The capless closure permits a fuel pump nozzle to be inserted into the tank filler pipe without first removing a fuel cap from the outer end of the tank filler pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Darl Dufendach, Paul Wetzel, Jan Nimrichter
  • Patent number: 11311828
    Abstract: A pipeline filter assembly comprising a base assembly, an outer wall, and a lid assembly. The outer wall has a lower end portion and an upper end portion, wherein the upper end portion comprises a lower collar, and the lower collar comprises at least one lock notch spaced around an exterior surface thereof. The lid assembly is configured to couple to the lower collar of the outer wall. The lid assembly has an upper collar configured to threadedly mate with the lower collar. The upper collar has at least one housing that projects from the upper collar, the housing having an interior surface, and at least one biasing clip pivotally mounted within the housing for releasable engagement with the lock notch. A pair of pipeline filter assemblies, wherein at least one connection plate is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AQUASTAR POOL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Olaf Mjelde
  • Patent number: 11192698
    Abstract: A moisture tight container (100, 300) includes a container body (101, 301) and a lid (101, 120, 320) preferably linked to the body (101, 301) by a hinge (140, 340). The body (101, 301) and lid (101, 120, 320) include at least a first seal (462) and a second seal (464) in series to provide a moisture tight seal (460) between the body (101, 301) and the lid (101, 120, 320). The first seal (462) includes mating of thermoplastic-to-thermoplastic sealing surfaces of the body (101, 301) and lid (101, 120, 320) respectively. The second seal (464) includes mating of thermoplastic-to-elastomeric sealing surfaces of the body (101, 301) and lid (101, 120, 320), respectively, or of the lid (101, 120, 320) and body (101, 301), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Freedman, Donald Lee Huber, Brian Tifft, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11119389
    Abstract: An image-capturing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a first case, a second case, a connection mechanism, and an elastic member. The first case includes a first pressing surface. The second case includes a second pressing surface arranged to face the first pressing surface, and is connected to the first case. The connection mechanism is capable of connecting the first and second cases. The elastic member includes a first contact portion and a second contact portion in at least some of cross-sections of the elastic member, the first contact portion being brought into contact with the first pressing surface, the second contact portion being brought into contact with the second pressing surface, the elastic member including a plurality of the second contact portions, the elastic member hermetically sealing a space between the first and second pressing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirofumi Owaki
  • Patent number: 11091294
    Abstract: A container for sauce packaging extends along an axis and comprises a side wall, a bottom wall connected to one end of the side wall to define a containment compartment; a top wall configured for allowing the adhesion of a protective foil to seal the container; and an outer cylindrical wall that extends around the side wall and is configured to be coupled to a lid; wherein the side wall comprises a lower portion flared and connected to the bottom wall, and an upper portion connected to the outer cylindrical wall through the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Massimiliano Bianco
  • Patent number: 10974874
    Abstract: Provided is a lid assembly for a container. The lid assembly includes a lid formed of a first material and a seal formed of a second material and being integrally formed with the lid. The lid can be attached to the container such that a radially outwardly extending flexible lip of the seal compresses against an inner surface of the container to seal the lid assembly to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Christos Argirios Ragias, Garet Riley Miller, Brian J. Demers
  • Patent number: 10723518
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a closure, especially a closure for packages for liquids such as beverages. In particular the invention relates to a closure for containers for carbonated liquids such as soft drinks. The closure comprises an outer shell with a reduced weight and a sealing means which actively compensates the deformation of the outer shell to avoid loss of performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Creanova Universal Closures, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Smith, Rodney Druitt
  • Patent number: 10689164
    Abstract: An assembly of a container and a closure. The container has a rim defining an upper sealing surface formed of a heat-sealable material, and an external screw thread extending helically along an outer surface at a location spaced below the rim. The closure includes a screw cap assembled with a separately formed disk inserted in the cap, the closure defining an internal screw thread for attaching the closure to the container when the closure is rotated in a first direction. The disk is constructed of a laminated metal having an upper metal layer and a lower heat-sealable layer affixed to an underside of the metal layer. A heat seal between the heat-sealable layer of the disk and the upper sealing surface of the rim affixes the disk to the rim such that the disk seals closed the open top end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Trevor Price
  • Patent number: 10323783
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for abandoning a tee assembly. The tee assembly comprises a tee member, a plug, and a retention member. The tee member is coupled to a conduit and defines a main passage and a branch passage. The main passage extends into the conduit, and the branch passage extends to the main passage. The plug is slideably disposed in the branch passage and extends at least partially into the main passage. The retention member is slideably disposed in the main passage and configured to interlock with the plug within the main passage. The plug is substantially prevented from sliding out of the branch passage when the plug is interlocked with the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: David Robison
  • Patent number: 10246233
    Abstract: A bottle cap retaining device comprises a flap cap configured to retain a bottle cap to a bottle and includes a lever extending from a lateral side of the flap cap and a grip extending convexly from a crown of the flap cap to the brake configured to stop the angular movement of the lever against the bottle. The device also includes a bi-tether connected to the flap cap in two places. The device additionally includes an O-ring connected to the bi-tether in two places, the O-ring includes a boss and a skirt, the boss configured on a lateral portion of the O-ring to inhibit a torque of the O-ring and the skirt configured on a bottom portion of the O-ring to provide a frictional surface against the bottle. The flap cap also comprises teeth or helical threads configured to hold a bottle cap or act in its place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mario Fagone
  • Patent number: 10245536
    Abstract: A filter head may include a receiving component and a threaded metal nozzle insert at least partly injected into the receiving component. The receiving component and/or the filter head may be composed of plastic. The threaded metal nozzle insert may be structured as a cold extruded part. A plurality of radially extending ribs may be disposed in a cavity of the receiving component and/or the filter head. The ribs may be composed of plastic and/or integrally formed with the filter head. The ribs may extend along a radial direction from the threaded nozzle insert to a wall of the cavity. The ribs may additionally lead radially outward into an axial sealing surface of the filter head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Dunsch, Lutz Haala
  • Patent number: 10155608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw cap for sealing a screw top tube for biomaterial, wherein the screw cap has a cylindrical screw section, which has an external thread, wherein the cylindrical screw section determines a longitudinal axis, a flange portion, which connects to the screw section, a recess coaxial to the longitudinal axis, which extends through the flange portion and at least part way along the screw section, wherein the recess has an inner component profile that is suitable for opening and closing with an appropriate key, and wherein the inner component profile extends axially at least part way along the screw section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Bernd Roman Kranz, Sven Muhlfriedel
  • Patent number: 10138029
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosed present invention, there is provided a container lid having a measuring function, including: a valve body configured to be mounted on the entrance of a container, and to have a through hole and a valve; and a cap configured to be screwed on the entrance, and to have a connection part; wherein the cap is placed in any one of a first position where the valve opens the through hole in the state where the connection part has been connected to the valve stem; a second position where the valve closes the through hole in the state where the connection part has been connected to the valve stem; and a third position where the connection part is removed from the valve stem and also the cap is separated from the container in the state where the valve has closed the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Hyobin Im
  • Patent number: 10131455
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for induction sealing workpieces, in which a series of workpieces are conveyed along a path extending in a conveyance direction, and each workpiece is exposed to a first electromagnetic field generated by a first induction head and to a second electromagnetic field generated by a second induction head, each of the first and second electromagnetic fields inducing eddy currents through the entirety of each workpiece. Respective magnetic axes of the first and second induction heads are non-parallel to each other such that each workpiece is exposed to a plurality of differently oriented electromagnetic fields as the workpiece is conveyed along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Morin, Trevor Price
  • Patent number: 10107451
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir assembly, for containing a fluid such as a lubricant is disclosed with a first end plate, a body and a second end plate. The body is preferably formed from plastic or glass. The end plates are composed of a molded plastic resin and are sealingly fastened to the body with an adhesive. The reservoir assembly has an inlet and outlet. Depending upon the configuration of the end plates and body, reservoirs of various sizes, capacities and cross-sectional shapes (e.g. circular, rectangular, etc.) can be fabricated without the need for dedicated molds and specialized tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Oil-Rite Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J Wech
  • Patent number: 10047781
    Abstract: A coating system applicator component, e.g. a valve or bell cup, which may be used to be wetted and/or flown through at least in some sections by a coating agent, is provided. The applicator component includes a cylindrical holding part configured to releasably couple a mount of the coating system, as well as an applicator thread on the holding part. The applicator thread includes first and second applicator flank surfaces each obliquely oriented to a radial direction of the holding part, the first and second applicator flank surfaces being asymmetric about the radial direction of the holding part. The first and second applicator flank surfaces are configured to be parallel to and interface with first and second mount flank surfaces of a thread of the mount, respectively, upon a coaxial, threaded engagement between the holding part and the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Joachim Hering, Rainer Melcher, Thomas Buck, Michael Baumann, Bernhard Seiz, Manfred Michelfelder
  • Patent number: 9968771
    Abstract: A medical connector includes a body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end, a helical thread extending radially outward from a surface of the sidewall and comprising a crest portion, flank portions, and a root portion with the flank portions connecting the crest portion to the root portion, and at least one deformable protrusion extending radially outward from the root portion of the helical thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Wong
  • Patent number: 9897129
    Abstract: A non-rotational, flare nut attached to a panel with tolerance float formed and applied using special flaring tool, which simultaneously creates a square profile on the shank as the nut is attached. During flaring, the shank is broken into radially extending segments that provide retention to the panel with the ability to “float” on the panel by an amount equal to the clearance between the hole and the shank of the nut. The length of the segments allow for a greater float distance. The anti-rotation capability is provided by interference between the flat sides of the nut shank and the sides of the rectangular receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Trevor Fahy
  • Patent number: 9829153
    Abstract: A pressure vessel comprising a pipe closed at each end with a novel plug/compression cap, the plug at one end of the pipe having a port for connection to a pressure regulating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SPENCER COMPOSITES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zachary Spencer, Brian Spencer
  • Patent number: 9803804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, systems, and methods for a safety interlock for a gas cylinder. The interlock device of the present invention can prevent a gas cylinder from being removed from a gas administration device as long as gas remains in the gas cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: 12TH MAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Stenzler, Steve Han
  • Patent number: 9803679
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fastener that includes a thread having a groove formed therein to provide a loosening resistance due to a deformation of the thread, the deformation resulting from a threshold axial force applied to the thread by a receiving structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Eidinger
  • Patent number: 9775760
    Abstract: A cremation urn comprising an internal structure with an opening, an external opening with an opening that is correspondingly aligned with the opening on the internal structure, and sealing means in the form of a threaded lid or press fit lid. A threaded flange is attached to the opening on the internal structure and is molded into the urn during manufacturing. The materials used for the urn produce an urn with the appearance of marble. Once the urn is made, by use of a manufacturing method, the threaded lid is screwed into the threaded flange, thereby creating a one-piece, air-tight and water-tight cremation urn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Donald J. Roy
  • Patent number: 9731595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure system on a fuel tank (2) of thermoplastics with barrier properties for hydrocarbons. The closure system comprises at least one orifice (4), with a closure cap (5) which closes the orifice (4) in a sealing manner and which cooperates in a form-fitting manner with closure means provided at the circumference of the orifice (4) and encloses at least one first sealing means between it and a tank wall (3). The closure system (1) according to the invention is distinguished in that the tank wall is sealed in the region of the orifice (4) with at least one second sealing means, which covers and/or shields a part of the tank wall surfaces exposed to hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartmut Wolf
  • Patent number: 9696553
    Abstract: A head mounted display system for use with a mobile computing device, comprises a single-piece main body made entirely of a homogeneous unitary soft and compressible material, the soft main body configured to be worn on a human head and including a retention pocket configured to accept and secure a mobile computing device to the main body, and a lens assembly within the main body comprising at least one lens configured to focus vision of a wearer on a respective area of a display screen of the mobile computing device, such that an image may be viewed through the lens on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Merge Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Franklin A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 9578765
    Abstract: A fiberglass hole plug for sealing unused openings in electrical enclosures is disclosed. The hole plug includes a cover having a first side and a second side and defining a peripheral edge and a threaded member having a first end and a second end. The second end of the threaded member is attached to the second side of the cover, axially extends in a direction away from the cover, wherein a radial distance between the threaded member and the peripheral edge on the second side of said cover is less than or equal to one-half inch. The hole plug further includes a fastener threadably attached to the threaded member, whereby rotation of the fastener adjusts a longitudinal distance between the first end and the second end of the threaded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Robroy Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jackson, Ramesh Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 9525380
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solar cell module including a solar cell panel, a frame located at a peripheral portion of the solar cell panel, the frame having a fixing hole, and a first fastening member inserted into the fixing hole, the first fastening member being provided at a side surface thereof with an engagement member configured to be engaged with a fastening tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jeongshik Kim
  • Patent number: 9511506
    Abstract: A fusion cutting device includes a fusion cutting device body made from a connecting-member enclosure in the shape of a tube, for slidably passing a connecting member therethrough, an electric heater wound outside the connecting-member enclosure in the form of a coil, and a case configured to contain these connecting-member enclosure and electric heater, a power source for supplying electric current to the electric heater, and a switch circuit configured to flow the electric current from the power source to the electric heater. The first object and the second object are fixed by the connecting member. When the switch circuit turns on, electric current flows from the power source to the electric heater, thereby fusion cutting the connecting-member enclosure and the connecting member that pass through the connecting-member enclosure. The first object and the second object are thereby separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AGENCY FOR MARINE-EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9359115
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a push-pull closure having a shell and a cap movable in relation to the shell to an opened and closed position. The shell includes an annual body surrounding a central opening in fluid communication with the container opening and further includes a stem suspended within the central opening and connected to the annual body by radial ribs. The cap includes an inner skirt extending from a pouring edge and having a lower section configured to cooperate and seal against the stem, against an outside radial rib surface, and against an inside surface of the annual body when the cap is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Brett Niggel
  • Patent number: 9305673
    Abstract: Systems produce desired isotopes through irradiation in nuclear reactor instrumentation tubes and deposit the same in a robust facility for immediate shipping, handling, and/or consumption. Irradiation targets are inserted and removed through inaccessible areas without plant shutdown and placed in the harvesting facility, such as a plurality of sealable and shipping-safe casks and/or canisters. Systems may connect various structures in a sealed manner to avoid release of dangerous or unwanted matter throughout the nuclear plant, and/or systems may also automatically decontaminate materials to be released. Useable casks or canisters can include plural barriers for containment that are temporarily and selectively removable with specially-configured paths inserted therein. Penetrations in the facilities may limit waste or pneumatic gas escape and allow the same to be removed from the systems without over-pressurization or leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Heinold, Yogeshwar Dayal, Martin W. Brittingham
  • Patent number: 9302813
    Abstract: A bottle has a body and an opening at a first end of the bottle. A closure for the opening is movable relative to the body. The bottle, optionally the closure, comprises first and second elements lying in a plane substantially perpendicular to a main axis extending between the first end and an opposite second end of the bottle when the closure is in the closed position, the first and second elements being respective portions of the first end that are furthest along the main axis from the second end. The bottle, optionally the closure, also comprises a recessed portion extending between the first and second elements, the recessed portion being recessed from the plane in a direction along the main axis towards the second end, whereby the first and second elements are separated from each other in the plane by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Kiat-Cheong Toh, Michael P. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9297196
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lift and rotation mechanism for a quick door-opening device. The power-output end of a first motor of a lift component of the mechanism is connected to one end of a screw rod and the other end of the screw rod is connected to one end of a circular pipe; one end of a tubular body is provided with a connection component, with one end of a coupling component being connected to the connection component; the other end of the circular pipe is removably connected to a circular door by an annular connection; the output shaft of a second motor of a rotary component is removably connected to one end of a rotary shaft provided within a supporting seat removably connected to an end flange; and a circular disk is removably connected to the other end of the rotary shaft and is fixedly connected to the connection component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION, CHINA PETROLEUM PIPELINE BUREAU, CHINA PETROLEUM PIPELINE MACHINERY MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunlan Yang, Feng Zou, Meng Li, Wenyong Li
  • Patent number: 9290312
    Abstract: A double-walled container including an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve and a base is provided. The inner sleeve is positioned within the outer sleeve. A sidewall cavity may be formed between an inner sleeve sidewall and an outer sleeve sidewall. The lower end of the outer sleeve forms an elongated loop located below a lowermost edge of the inner sleeve. A flange may extend from the elongated loop upwardly above the lowermost edge of the inner sleeve and is attached to the inner sleeve. The elongated loop may form a loop cavity. The loop cavity may be in fluid communication with the sidewall cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Brown
  • Patent number: 9260008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure device (2) for closing a refill opening of a tank such as, a fuel tank or a lubricant tank. The closure device includes a body portion (20) for engagement with the refill opening. The closure device (2) further includes a pivotal member (6) provided with a grip portion (3). The grip portion (3) may be switched between a retracted position and a protruding position. In protruding position, the grip portion (3) extends outwardly of the body portion (20) to form a convenient grip to an operator. A holding member (13, 14, 17) may be provided to hold the pivotal member (6) in the protruding position. The holding member (13, 14, 17) may be secured to the pivotal member (6) and to the body portion (20). The closure device (2) may further comprise a biasing member (11) arranged for urging the pivotal member (6) towards the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Pär Martinsson, Stefan Stark
  • Patent number: 9198819
    Abstract: A cremation urn comprises a container that has a lower end and an upper end, and that is sized and configured to receive therein cremation remains of a deceased. An access cover is removably secured on the lower end of the container providing access to an interior of the container. A receptacle is located on the upper end of the container and has a bottom wall and an upstanding side wall extending peripherally around the bottom wall. An appliqué is secured in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kristine Ann Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9192257
    Abstract: A cup for persons with tremors, or other difficulty holding the cup steady, has a lid with an opening from which to drink, to prevent spilling or splashing. The lid is removably attached by a strap or band to the neck or rim of the associated cup. The cup, lid, and strap are all formed of a durable, food-grade plastic material. The strap has a ring that fits over the neck of the cup and can be rotated on and off. This arrangement allows the cup and lid to remain attached through a wash cycle and during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Janet Baker
  • Publication number: 20150136779
    Abstract: Containers are disclosed herein that include a reservoir, a handle disposed on the reservoir at an angle defined by a grip axis. The handle is configured for a single grip position and having a midpoint that coincides with a midpoint of a user's grip when the handle is gripped by a user. A first center of gravity coincident with a resting axis is substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall when the bottom wall is placed on a horizontal surface. A second center of gravity coincident with a carrying axis is substantially perpendicular to the grip axis when the container is carried by the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski
  • Publication number: 20150136778
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for constructing, installing, and using an inflatable hatch sealing device in environmentally sealing a manhole. In particular, the inflatable hatch sealing device has a sealing assembly with a directed inflatable air bladder, and the sealing assembly is rotatable relative to a contact disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: OPW-Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Johnson, Jeff Cousineau, Ted Shreve, Mike Crum
  • Patent number: 9022243
    Abstract: A vessel, preferably a pressure vessel, for containing water of a high temperature in an inner space thereof, which vessel comprises at least one passage. A first hose part, around which a first coupling part provided with a clamping surface extends, and a second coupling part formed around said passage, which is provided with a bearing surface, connect to the passage in the vessel. A second hose part extends from said passage into the inner space of the vessel. The first and the second coupling part are interconnected and the first and the second hose part are provided with flanged ends, which are clamped between the bearing surface and the clamping surface in the coupled condition of the two coupling parts, with the first and the second hose part forming a substantially continuous hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Henri Peteri Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Niels Theodoor Peteri