Patents Assigned to Fisher Scientific Company
  • Patent number: 10035627
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure assembly for a container having an opening includes a cap configured to be secured with the container to cover the opening. A tamper-evidencing member is carried by the cap and is configured to provide an indication when the cap is removed from the container. The closure assembly further includes an outer shell having a central aperture through which the cap is received. The outer shell and the cap may be configured to cooperate with each other such that the cap is operatively secured to, and mounted so as to be non-rotatable relative to, the outer shell. Systems for storing material and methods of closing a container and assembling a closure assembly are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jonathan David Assaraf, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9758281
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure assembly is provided for a container having a neck defining an opening. The closure assembly includes a base cap configured for securing with the neck of the container. The base cap includes an aperture for providing access to the opening of the container in the neck. The closure assembly further includes an overcap configured for securing with the base cap and configured to cover the aperture in the base cap when the overcap is secured to the base cap. First and second tamper-evidencing members are associated with the base cap and the overcap, respectively. The first tamper-evidencing member provides an indication when the base cap has been removed from the neck, and the second tamper-evidencing member provides an indication when the overcap has been removed from the base cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9586730
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure assembly for a container includes a cap configured to be secured with the container to cover the opening. A tamper-evidencing member is carried by the cap and is configured to provide an indication when the cap is removed from the container. The closure assembly further includes an outer shell having a central aperture through which the cap is received. The outer shell and the cap may be configured to cooperate with each other such that the cap is operatively secured to, and mounted so as to be non-rotatable relative to, the outer shell. A system for storing material and a method of closing a container are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jonathan David Assaraf, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9499303
    Abstract: A fingerloop tote handle for a container includes a tote ring and a handle connected via a tether member for assisting a user in carrying the container. The container includes a first rib projecting outwardly therefrom. The tote ring engages the first rib of the container, and the handle has a top surface and an aperture extending therethrough, with the aperture being defined as a pair of opposing and connecting major arcs configured for receiving a pair of adjacent fingers of the user. The top surface has a beveled edge adjacent to and surrounding the aperture. The tether member extends between and connects the tote ring and the handle such that the tether member radially outwardly supports the handle relative to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9327872
    Abstract: A product container includes a top portion defining an opening, a bottom portion defining a base, and a central portion including a plurality of sidewalls extending between the top and bottom portions. Three of the sidewalls include discrete planar facets that collectively define a narrowed waist portion, at which the product container has smaller dimensions or a smaller cross sectional area compared to the top portion and the bottom portion. The narrowed waist portion is configured to be gripped by a user for lifting the product container (even when wearing gloves), and a flat product label may also be placed on the product container at the narrowed waist portion. The narrowed waist portion provides a natural gripping location as well as clearance between abutting product containers when multiple abutting product containers are located on a shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9133003
    Abstract: A closure assembly includes a cap including a radially outer lip, a radially inner projection, and a groove located therebetween, and a threaded portion configured for threaded engagement with a container. The assembly also includes a wrench including a handle and a gripping portion. At least part of the gripping portion is configured to extend into the groove in an assembled position with the gripping portion engaging the outer lip and the inner projection such that rotation of the wrench in opposite directions results in the cap being loosened or tightened relative to the container. The wrench may also be used to hold the cap when the cap is removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jonathan David Assaraf
  • Publication number: 20150251810
    Abstract: A product container includes a top portion defining an opening, a bottom portion defining a base, and a central portion including a plurality of sidewalls extending between the top and bottom portions. Three of the sidewalls include discrete planar facets that collectively define a narrowed waist portion, at which the product container has smaller dimensions or a smaller cross sectional area compared to the top portion and the bottom portion. The narrowed waist portion is configured to be gripped by a user for lifting the product container (even when wearing gloves), and a flat product label may also be placed on the product container at the narrowed waist portion. The narrowed waist portion provides a natural gripping location as well as clearance between abutting product containers when multiple abutting product containers are located on a shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20150251819
    Abstract: A closure assembly includes a cap having a radially outer wall surrounding a central axis and a handle having a first end portion and a second end portion. The cap also includes a threaded portion configured for threaded engagement with the container. The handle is pivotably coupled to the cap proximate the first end portion whereby the handle is configured to be movable between a stowed first position and a deployed second position relative to the cap. In the second position, the second end portion of the handle is positioned radially outward of the outer wall such that the handle is accessible for rotation in opposite directions about the central axis to loosen or tighten the cap relative to the container. The cap, when tightened relative to the container, maintains sealing of the opening during movement of the handle between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jonathan David Assaraf
  • Publication number: 20150251820
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure assembly is provided for a container having a neck defining an opening. The closure assembly includes a base cap configured for securing with the neck of the container. The base cap includes an aperture for providing access to the opening of the container in the neck. The closure assembly further includes an overcap configured for securing with the base cap and configured to cover the aperture in the base cap when the overcap is secured to the base cap. First and second tamper-evidencing members are associated with the base cap and the overcap, respectively. The first tamper-evidencing member provides an indication when the base cap has been removed from the neck, and the second tamper-evidencing member provides an indication when the overcap has been removed from the base cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20150251887
    Abstract: A closure assembly includes a cap including a radially outer lip, a radially inner projection, and a groove located therebetween, and a threaded portion configured for threaded engagement with a container. The assembly also includes a wrench including a handle and a gripping portion. At least part of the gripping portion is configured to extend into the groove in an assembled position with the gripping portion engaging the outer lip and the inner projection such that rotation of the wrench in opposite directions results in the cap being loosened or tightened relative to the container. The wrench may also be used to hold the cap when the cap is removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jonathan David Assaraf
  • Publication number: 20150251811
    Abstract: A fingerloop tote handle for a container includes a tote ring and a handle connected via a tether member for assisting a user in carrying the container. The container includes a first rib projecting outwardly therefrom. The tote ring engages the first rib of the container, and the handle has a top surface and an aperture extending therethrough, with the aperture being defined as a pair of opposing and connecting major arcs configured for receiving a pair of adjacent fingers of the user. The top surface has a beveled edge adjacent to and surrounding the aperture. The tether member extends between and connects the tote ring and the handle such that the tether member radially outwardly supports the handle relative to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jack A. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20130240530
    Abstract: A self-resealing septum useful in a closure assembly for a container for storing non-aqueous liquids is provided. The septum having a laminate structure including a first layer of a resilient material derived from bromobutyl rubber and a second layer of a non-elastic polymer. The self-resealing closure assembly includes the septum and a retaining mechanism that is useful for a container assembly that contains a non-aqueous liquid comprising an organic solvent, a liquid organic compound, a water-reactive or oxygen-reactive compound, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Publication number: 20130245592
    Abstract: A self-resealing septum useful in a closure assembly for a container for storing non-aqueous liquids is provided. The septum having a laminate structure including a first layer of a resilient material derived from chlorobutyl rubber and a second layer of a non-elastic polymer. The self-resealing closure assembly includes the septum and a retaining mechanism that is useful for a container assembly that contains a non-aqueous liquid comprising an organic solvent, a liquid organic compound, a water-reactive or oxygen-reactive compound, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Patent number: 8474686
    Abstract: A corrugated container for shipping containers, such as glass bottles, includes a shipping box, a liner, one or more cross-pieces, a top sheet and a bottom sheet. The liner, cross-pieces, top sheet and bottom sheet may be made of corrugated or hexacomb material to provide shock absorbing protection to the bottles received within the shipping box. The liner and cross-pieces do not extend the full height of the box to allow the corners of the box to crush or crumple in the event the container is dropped on one of its upper corners. A pair of staggered hand holes may be formed in the opposite sides of the box to enable ergonomic lifting of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Patent number: 7939283
    Abstract: Assays, such as immunoassays, and related articles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: Teresa Chan, Joseph F. Lawlor, Gordon C. Siek, Arleen Chase, Joseph D. Musto
  • Publication number: 20100072105
    Abstract: A corrugated container for shipping containers, such as glass bottles, includes a shipping box, a liner, one or more cross-pieces, a top sheet and a bottom sheet. The liner, cross-pieces, top sheet and bottom sheet may be made of corrugated or hexacomb material to provide shock absorbing protection to the bottles received within the shipping box. The liner and cross-pieces do not extend the full height of the box to allow the corners of the box to crush or crumple in the event the container is dropped on one of its upper corners. A pair of staggered hand holes may be formed in the opposite sides of the box to enable ergonomic lifting of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Patent number: 7644858
    Abstract: A corrugated container for shipping containers, such as glass bottles, includes a shipping box, a liner, one or more cross-pieces, a top sheet and a bottom sheet. The liner, cross-pieces, top sheet and bottom sheet may be made of corrugated or hexacomb material to provide shock absorbing protection to the bottles received within the shipping box. The liner and cross-pieces do not extend the full height of the box to allow the corners of the box to crush or crumple in the event the container is dropped on one of its upper corners. A pair of staggered hand holes may be formed in the opposite sides of the box to enable ergonomic lifting of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Patent number: 7527161
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein illustrate a cap for a container comprising a cap body that includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The lower portion has an outer circumferential sidewall defining a ring-positioning member. The cap also has a ring that includes an outer member selectively engaging the ring-positioning member and an inner member disposed proximate an inside surface of the lower portion. The inner member has at least one tab extending inwardly and upwardly and terminating at a first edge. The inner member also has at least one finger member protruding inwardly from the inner member and terminating at a second edge above the first edge of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jack Rodriguez, John T. Glaser
  • Patent number: 6500666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybridization oven or incubator, and more particularly to a rotisserie and carousel/retainer system for use therein. The rotisserie includes a spindle that is readily removable from the oven, having a first end received in an annular bracket and a second end received annular bracket with an upper slot for passage of the spindle into the bracket. The carousel clip system includes a thin metal carousel plate preferably formed of a stainless steel and having a plurality of ears bent perpendicular to the carousel plate and having a detent aperture therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jean Clements-Macak, Christopher M. Stygar, William Boehmer, Robert D. Parks
  • Patent number: D739249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Jack A. Rodriguez