Patents Assigned to Colder Products Company
  • Patent number: 10369348
    Abstract: Some fluid coupling devices described herein are configured for use in fluid systems for purposes of providing a repeatable, aseptic fluid coupling system. Such repeatable, aseptic fluid coupling systems are configured to facilitate multiple connection and disconnection cycles while repeatably establishing a sterile fluid pathway through the coupling system. The repeatable, aseptic fluid coupling systems can repeatably establish a sterile fluid pathway through the coupling system even though the coupling system may be used in a non-sterile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Loi Trong Truong, Randall Scott Williams
  • Patent number: 10307583
    Abstract: An aseptic coupling arrangement includes a first coupling device and a second aseptic coupling device. In one example, the first and second coupling devices are substantially similar, each having a main body having a front face and a fluid passageway therethrough. A first connecting feature on the main body of each coupling device may be provided for aligning and coupling the aseptic devices together. Each coupling device may also include a sealing member received in the main body and a membrane removably coupled to the main body front face to cover the sealing member. The first aseptic coupling device may also include a rotatable protective cover that is removably attached to the main body and connected to the membrane. In one example, the removal of the protective covers away from two coupled main bodies, in a direction parallel to the front faces, causes removal of the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Randall Williams, Loi Truong, Blair Plackner, Jeremy Henry Nichols
  • Patent number: 10213592
    Abstract: An aseptic coupling device includes: a main body defining a front face; a membrane coupled to the front face, the membrane including a first portion coupled to the front face and a second portion folded over on the first portion; and a low friction member positioned between the first and second portions of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas Gerst, Randall Scott Williams
  • Patent number: 10151409
    Abstract: A female coupling device includes: a main body, and a clip member coupled to the main body, the clip member having a plurality of arms extending perpendicularly therefrom, with the plurality of arms forming at least one pair of arms, with the pair of arms including a first distance therebetween and a second distance therebetween, with the first distance being sized to engage a clip groove of a mating male coupling device, and with the second distance being sized to disengage the mating male coupling device. In a locked position, the pair of arms is positioned so that the first distance is adjacent to the mating male coupling device. In an unlocked position, the pair of arms is positioned so that the second distance is adjacent to the mating male coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Robert Keith Johnson, Grant Armin Wilhelm, Elizabeth Joy Langer
  • Patent number: 10105527
    Abstract: A female coupling device includes: a main body defining a fluid passage therethrough; and a clip member coupled to the main body, with the clip member including two opposing arms that extend from the clip member at generally a 45 degree angle relative to a mating male coupling device, the arms being positioned to engage the male coupling device when the male coupling device is mated to the female coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: Grant Armin Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10081194
    Abstract: A motorized coupler assembly includes a coupler for coupling an insert to a receiving device; a plurality of movable components that cover an opening of the coupler; an electric motor; and an electronic sensing device. When the electronic sensing device detects an insert of a correct type, the movable components rotate to uncover the opening of the coupler and permit the insert to come into contact with the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: David Alan Burdge, William J. Rankin
  • Patent number: 10046324
    Abstract: A motorized latch assembly includes an electric motor, an eccentric cam attached via gears to a shaft of the motor and a latch plate configured to lock the reagent cartridge to the coupler. The eccentric cam is rotated when the shaft of the motor rotates. When the eccentric cam is rotated so that the eccentric cam presses down upon the latch plate, the latch plate moves a sufficient distance to permit the reagent cartridge to be disconnected from the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: William J. Rankin, Robert Keith Johnson
  • Patent number: 10022532
    Abstract: Some fluid coupling devices described herein are configured for use in fluid systems for purposes of providing a single-use, aseptic disconnection functionality that substantially prevents fluid spillage when being disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: David Alan Burdge
  • Patent number: 9879808
    Abstract: Formation of a sterile connection includes inserting a first aseptic coupling device into a second aseptic coupling device, removing a first membrane from the first aseptic coupling device and a second membrane from the second aseptic coupling device, and rotating a locking clip on the first aseptic coupling device to compress a first seal member of the first aseptic coupling device with a second seal member of the second aseptic coupling device to form a sterile fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Randall Scott Williams, Patrick Thomas Gerst, Jeremy Henry Nichols, Todd Charles Andrews
  • Patent number: 9770581
    Abstract: An aseptic coupling device includes: a main body defining a front face; a membrane coupled to the front face, the membrane including a first portion coupled to the front face and a second portion folded over on the first portion; and a low friction member positioned between the first and second portions of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas Gerst, Randall Scott Williams
  • Patent number: 9726308
    Abstract: Formation of a sterile connection includes inserting a first aseptic coupling device into a second aseptic coupling device while a locking ring of the first aseptic device is in an indexed initial position, rotating the locking ring to a secured position in which a compressive force is created and in which a first membrane from the first aseptic coupling device and a second membrane from the second aseptic coupling device can removed thereby resulting in a first a first sealing member of the first aseptic coupling device sealing with a second sealing member of the second aseptic coupling device to form a sterile fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Randy Williams, Blair Plackner, Todd Andrews, Jeremy Nichols
  • Patent number: 9593518
    Abstract: A hinge coupling assembly includes a first coupling incorporated within a first hinge section coupled to a door, including a first end and an opposite second end connecting a first coupling passage formed within the first coupling, and a second coupling incorporated within a second hinge section separate from the first hinge section and coupled to a door frame, the second coupling including a first end and an opposite second end connecting a second coupling passage formed within the second coupling. Connection and disconnection of the first coupling to the second coupling to create a single sealed continuous passage formed by the first coupling passage and second coupling passage is simultaneous upon installation and removal of the door to the door frame. The sealed continuous passage is maintained upon radial and axial displacement of the first coupling with respect to the second coupling upon opening and closing of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Dennis Daniel Downs, Jaime Richard Erickson
  • Patent number: 9506590
    Abstract: A coupler for a fluid system includes: a coupling device made of an inflexible polymeric material, the coupling device including a body defining a fluid passage therethrough that is connected to an aperture sized to receive a mating coupling device, the coupling device including a latch configured to move between an uncoupled state and a coupled state to couple the mating coupling device thereto; and a base made of a flexible polymeric material, the base including a flange member sized to be coupled to a bladder of the fluid hydration system, and the base including a receiving member sized to receive at least a portion of the coupling device. The base is overmolded over the coupling device to form the coupler, the coupler being fluid-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Grant Armin Wilhelm, Dennis Daniel Downs, Mark F. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9364653
    Abstract: An aseptic coupling arrangement includes a first coupling device and a second aseptic coupling device. In one example, the first and second coupling devices are substantially similar, each having a main body having a front face and a fluid passageway therethrough. A first connecting feature on the main body of each coupling device may be provided for aligning and coupling the aseptic devices together. Each coupling device may also include a sealing member received in the main body and a membrane removably coupled to the main body front face to cover the sealing member. The first aseptic coupling device may also include a rotatable protective cover that is removably attached to the main body and connected to the membrane. In one example, the removal of the protective covers away from two coupled main bodies, in a direction parallel to the front faces, causes removal of the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Randall Scott Williams, Loi Truong, Blair Plackner, Jeremy Henry Nichols
  • Patent number: D761395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Blair Douglas Plackner, Haixiao Si, David John Vranish, Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: D762826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Blair Douglas Plackner, Haixiao Si, David John Vranish, Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: D788890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Dennis Daniel Downs, Gary James Harris, Grant Armin Wilhelm
  • Patent number: D830523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: David J. Vranish
  • Patent number: D830524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: David J. Vranish
  • Patent number: D838350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Dennis Daniel Downs, Gary James Harris, Grant Armin Wilhelm