Patents Assigned to Ideal Instruments, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20050260084
    Abstract: An automatic repeater vaccinator apparatus (10) for dispensing a predetermined volume of a fluid into an animal, particularly a fluid which is a vaccine, and reloading after each volume of fluid is dispensed. The apparatus (10) comprises a handheld syringe (100) for dispensing the fluid, a flexible conduit (12) for transferring the fluid from a dispensing means to the syringe (100), and a reservoir (48) for providing the fluid to the dispensing means. The dispensing means is electrically activated by a magnetically closeable switch (preferably a reed switch (142)) in the syringe (100), which enables a predetermined volume of the fluid to be dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is activated and reloading fluid from the reservoir (48) to replace the volume of fluid which has been dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Rusnak
  • Patent number: 6960196
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detectable heavy duty needle cannula (12) for use in hypodermic syringes and the like. Needle cannula (12) comprises a magnetizable or magnetized stainless steel alloy, which enables needle cannula (12) to be detectable in metal detectors that are commonly used in the meat processing industry to detect broken needle cannulas in the flesh of slaughtered animals. Needle cannula (12) further comprises a sidewall (17) that is thicker than the sidewalls of prior art needle cannulas. The thicker sidewall imparts to needle cannula (12) greater resistance to breakage during the process of injecting animal health products into an animal and greater detectability in a metal detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Prindle
  • Publication number: 20050043707
    Abstract: An automatic repeater vaccinator apparatus (10) for dispensing a predetermined volume of a fluid into an animal, particularly a fluid which is a vaccine, and reloading after each volume of fluid is dispensed. The apparatus (10) comprises a handheld syringe (100) for dispensing the fluid, a flexible conduit (12) for transferring the fluid from a dispensing means to the syringe (100), and a reservoir (48) for providing the fluid to the dispensing means. The dispensing means is electrically activated by a magnetically closeable switch (preferably a reed switch (142)) in the syringe (100), which enables a predetermined volume of the fluid to be dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is activated and reloading fluid from the reservoir (48) to replace the volume of fluid which has been dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Applicant: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Rusnak
  • Publication number: 20050043681
    Abstract: An automatic repeater vaccinator apparatus (10) for dispensing a predetermined volume of a fluid into an animal, particularly a fluid which is a vaccine, and reloading after each volume of fluid is dispensed. The apparatus (10) comprises a handheld syringe (100) for dispensing the fluid, a flexible conduit (12) for transferring the fluid from a dispensing means to the syringe (100), and a reservoir (48) for providing the fluid to the dispensing means. The dispensing means is electrically activated by a magnetically closeable switch (preferably a reed switch (142)) in the syringe (100), which enables a predetermined volume of the fluid to be dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is activated and reloading fluid from the reservoir (48) to replace the volume of fluid which has been dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Applicant: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Rusnak
  • Patent number: 6858020
    Abstract: An automatic repeater vaccinator apparatus (10) for dispensing a predetermined volume of a fluid into an animal, particularly a fluid which is a vaccine, and reloading after each volume of fluid is dispensed. The apparatus (10) comprises a handheld syringe (100) for dispensing the fluid, a flexible conduit (12) for transferring the fluid from a dispensing means to the syringe (100), and a reservoir (48) for providing the fluid to the dispensing means. The dispensing means is electrically activated by a magnetically closeable switch (preferably a reed switch (142)) in the syringe (100), which enables a predetermined volume of the fluid to be dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is activated and reloading fluid from the reservoir (48) to replace the volume of fluid which has been dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Ideal Instrument, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Rusnak
  • Publication number: 20040006309
    Abstract: An automatic repeater vaccinator apparatus (10) for dispensing a predetermined volume of a fluid into an animal, particularly a fluid which is a vaccine, and reloading after each volume of fluid is dispensed. The apparatus (10) comprises a handheld syringe (100) for dispensing the fluid, a flexible conduit (12) for transferring the fluid from a dispensing means to the syringe (100), and a reservoir (48) for providing the fluid to the dispensing means. The dispensing means is electrically activated by a magnetically closeable switch (preferably a reed switch (142)) in the syringe (100), which enables a predetermined volume of the fluid to be dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is activated and reloading fluid from the reservoir (48) to replace the volume of fluid which has been dispensed from the syringe (100) when the dispensing means is deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Applicant: IDEAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Rusnak
  • Patent number: 6499428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a quick disconnect, disposable needle and hub assembly that can be used in apparatuses used to inject vaccines or other beneficial materials into eggs. In particular, the components of the assembly are manufactured from a polymeric material and the connections between the components in the assembly are by luer lock connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Prindle
  • Publication number: 20020193755
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detectable heavy duty needle cannula (12) for use in hypodermic syringes and the like. Needle cannula (12) comprises a magnetizable or magnetized stainless steel alloy, which enables needle cannula (12) to be detectable in metal detectors that are commonly used in the meat processing industry to detect broken needle cannulas in the flesh of slaughtered animals. Needle cannula (12) further comprises a sidewall (17) that is thicker than the sidewalls of prior art needle cannulas. The thicker sidewall imparts to needle cannula (12) greater resistance to breakage during the process of injecting animal health products into an animal and greater detectability in a metal detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Prindle
  • Publication number: 20020193756
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detectable heavy duty needle cannula (12) for use in hypodermic syringes and the like. Needle cannula (12) comprises a magnetizable or magnetized stainless steel alloy, which enables needle cannula (12) to be detectable in metal detectors that are commonly used in the meat processing industry to detect broken needle cannulas in the flesh of slaughtered animals. Needle cannula (12) further comprises a sidewall (17) that is thicker than the sidewalls of prior art needle cannulas. The thicker sidewall imparts to needle cannula (12) greater resistance to breakage during the process of injecting animal health products into an animal and greater detectability in a metal detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Prindle
  • Patent number: 6488668
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detectable heavy duty needle cannula (12) for use in hypodermic syringes and the like. Needle cannula (12) comprises a magnetizable or magnetized stainless steel alloy, which enables needle cannula (12) to be detectable in metal detectors that are commonly used in the meat processing industry to detect broken needle cannulas in the flesh of slaughtered animals. Needle cannula (12) further comprises a sidewall (17) that is thicker than the sidewalls of prior art needle cannulas. The thicker sidewall imparts to needle cannula (12) greater resistance to breakage during the process of injecting animal health products into an animal and greater detectability in a metal detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Prindle
  • Patent number: 6481596
    Abstract: A device (10) for dispensing a metered amount of liquid from a pressurized source of liquid (100) having a storage container (12), a valve (30) and a metering system. A plunger (16) is slidably mounted in the inner chamber (12D) of the storage container. The metering system includes a dosage ring (26) with a pin (28). The ring mounts on the outer surface of the storage container adjacent a dosage slot. The pin extends through the slot in the sidewall (12C) of the container and into a slot in the sidewall (16C) of the plunger. The pin contacts the bottom end of the slot in the plunger to stop the forward movement of the plunger during dispensing of the liquid stopping the movement of the plunger and stopping the movement of the liquid out of the storage container through the valve and out of the nozzle (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Rusnak
  • Patent number: 5147295
    Abstract: An implanting gun apparatus (10) is described. A drive rod (23) is linearly moveable in a handle assembly (11) by a first pivotable linkage (16) actuated by a trigger (14), to urge a pellet (101) from a carrier (100) through a head assembly (12) and into a needle (13). A second pivotable linkage (24), also actuated by the trigger, retracts the needle, the head assembly, and the carrier into the handle after the pellet has been urged into the needle. The gun apparatus is particularly adapted to implant pellets in animals, particularly as medicament pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: R. Glen Stewart
  • Patent number: 5106370
    Abstract: An improved automatic pellet carrier (100) fed pellet implanting gun apparatus (10) is described. The carrier is mounted in an opening (12b) through a front side (12c) of a retractable head (12) which is linearly moveable in a nose end (11c) of a handle assembly (11) along a longitudinal axis a--a. The carrier relies upon an internal spring (107) to automatically register a pellet (101) in a bore (12a) in the retractable head so that by actuating a trigger (14), a drive rod (23) which travels linearly along the axis a--a and through the bore in the retractable head and through the carrier, can move the pellet into the barrel (13a) of a needle (13) that has been inserted into an animal or the like. After the pellet enters the needle, the needle, the retractable head and the carrier are mechanically retracted into the gun with the carrier retracting along a slot (11f) in the nose so that the pellet is deposited in the animal, unobstructed by the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: R. Glen Stewart
  • Patent number: 4988335
    Abstract: An implanting gun apparatus (10) is described. A rod (31) is linearly moveable in a pistol grip (11) so as to move a pellet out a barrel (13). A pivotable linkage (34) between a trigger (36) and a holder (32) for the rod is actuated by the trigger. The gun apparatus is particularly adapted to implant pellets in animals, particularly as medicament pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon E. Prindle, Thomas J. Kelm
  • Patent number: 4747834
    Abstract: A reusable syringe assembly (10) in combination with a disposable syringe assembly 11 is described. A plunger 11b of the disposable syringe assembly moves with a liquid (100) as a chamber (14) in the reusable syringe assembly is refilled, thereby eliminating a conventional vertical bottle connected to the reusable syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon E. Prindle
  • Patent number: 4738664
    Abstract: A pistol grip syringe (10) with a removable fluid container (16) is described. A piston (18) in the container separates from a driving rod (19) when the container is removed from the collar (56). The container is removed from the collar by turning one-quarter turn or less to unlock ears 16a on the container from the collar. A wedge (58) holds the rod in position during dispensing and is unlocked to pull the piston rearward in the container. The container can be disposable and the unit is easily cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon E. Prindle
  • Patent number: 4715853
    Abstract: A back fill syringe assembly (10) which is supplied by a fluid from a bottle (12) through a tube (11) is described. The syringe assembly preferably automatically refills upon injection of an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon E. Prindle
  • Patent number: D457826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Rusnak
  • Patent number: D303713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kelm, Gordon E. Prindle
  • Patent number: D319697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Ideal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon E. Prindle, Thomas J. Kelm