Patents Assigned to Neogen Corporation
  • Patent number: 10837914
    Abstract: An implement analyzing device that is sized for receiving more than one fluid retainer cartridge assembly is disclosed. The implement analyzing device includes a support member, a housing, a cartridge receiver, at least one cartridge heater, an imaging device and an implement analyzing device integrated circuit. The cartridge receiver is disposed within a cavity in the implement analyzing device and defines at least one cartridge viewing window. At least one cartridge heater disposed within the cavity and connected to the cartridge receiver. The imaging device is disposed within the cavity and arranged opposite the at least one cartridge viewing window. The implement analyzing device integrated circuit is communicatively coupled to the at least one cartridge heater and the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Nathaniel Banner, Damon Borich, Andrea Grbavac, Alejandro Silveyra, Michelle Silveyra, Zwckxally Obregon
  • Patent number: 10806137
    Abstract: A bait station including a first bait station subassembly and a second bait station subassembly removably-secured to the first bait station subassembly. The first bait station subassembly includes a housing, at least one panel-engaging member and a lid member. The housing has a body defining an axial passage and at least one radial passage in fluid communication with the axial passage. The lid member is hingedly-connected to the housing. The lid member defines a passage. The second bait station subassembly includes a bait spike and a bait spike retainer. The bait spike retainer defines an axial bait spike passage. The bait spike is movably-disposed within the axial bait spike passage of the bait spike retainer and the passage of the lid member. A portion of a bait station is also disclosed. A bait spike assembly is also disclosed. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James B. Holland, Michael Benton, Mitchell Rivenbark
  • Patent number: 10781494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of microorganisms from an environmental sample, and in particular to the rapid identification of Listeria spp. The methods and kits described herein provide a method of detecting Listeria spp. without the need for an enrichment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Nelson, Preetha Biswas, Lei Zhang, Mark A. Mozola, Lisa Pinkava, David Brookman, Edan Robert Hosking
  • Patent number: 10598661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions comprising cyclodextrins or carbohydrates. The present invention also relates to the use of such compositions in the binding and removal of mycotoxins from foodstuff. The invention also includes compositions that show a broad affinity for mycotoxins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald W. Sarver, Jr., Ronald D. Beaubien, Jr., Nanduri Viswaprakash
  • Patent number: 9950855
    Abstract: A dispenser including a sub-assembly to engage and disengage a plunger rod. The sub-assembly minimizes the need for springs and other biasing members within the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Holland, Michael Benton, Mitchell Rivenbark
  • Patent number: 9850457
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a test device that detects microorganism growth by detecting a gas metabolite (e.g., carbon dioxide) produced during the growth of bacteria or other microorganism in a tested sample. The test device can contain a culture growth media separated from a detection area by a gas-permeable membrane. The gas-permeable membrane permits carbon dioxide to permeate into the detection area. The detection area includes a solidified mixture of pH indicators and a gelling agent in the form of a semi-permeable matrix. The optical properties, including the absorbance of light at various wavelengths, of the detection solution change with alterations in carbon dioxide concentration. This test device can then be placed in an incubation and optical detection instrument to monitor changes in optical properties of the detection are induced during microorganism growth in the culture medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald Waldo Sarver, Jr., Alexandr Y. Kariagin, Christine Claire Cooper, Susan Teruko McDougal
  • Patent number: 9833783
    Abstract: A fluid retainer cartridge assembly is disclosed. The fluid retainer cartridge assembly includes a base portion and a cap portion. The base portion defines a plurality of implement-receiving channels. The cap portion is removably-connected to the base portion. The cap portion defines a fluid-receiving void that is fluidly-divided into an upstream fluid-receiving void and a downstream fluid-receiving void by a flange of the base portion that is disposed within the fluid-receiving void of the cap portion. The upstream fluid-receiving void is in fluid communication with the downstream fluid-receiving void by a fluid-flow passage formed by the flange of the base portion. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Damon Borich, Zwckxally Obregon, Andrea Grbavac, Karen Borich, Alejandro Silveyra
  • Patent number: 9821126
    Abstract: A method of assembling a nozzle assembly is disclosed. The method includes: providing a nozzle member having a central passage defined by at least an inner side surface and an inner distal surface; inserting a fluid atomizer into the central passage of the nozzle member; and, with a distal surface of the fluid atomizer arranged adjacent the inner distal surface of the nozzle member, flexing legs of the fluid atomizer in a radially-outward direction for engaging each leg of the legs with the inner side surface of the nozzle member. A fluid atomizer is also disclosed. A nozzle assembly is also disclosed. A method of utilizing a nozzle assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Curtis Biggs, III, Arthur Michael Benton, Jr., Paul C. Carney
  • Patent number: 9625479
    Abstract: A preservative efficacy test for determining efficiency of at least one preservative material that is present in a consumable product to reduce or eliminate living microorganisms that includes challenging the preservative material with at least one microorganism derived from a pure culture by inoculating a sample of the product with a quantity of at least one challenge microorganism and allowing the microorganisms to grow for an predetermined interval after which the preservative is neutralized and a portion of the resulting sample is cultured in a testing system that includes at least one testing container, wherein the testing container contains liquid growth media and sensor means capable of monitoring microorganism growth by sensing the metabolic by-products generated by growth of microorganisms present in the liquid growth media and producing an output signal that can be measured and analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Neogen Corporation
    Inventor: Gideon Eden
  • Patent number: D757256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald Sarver, Kenneth Kodilla, Christopher Eakin, Phillip McKinney, Nathaniel Banner, Emma Setterington
  • Patent number: D775341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Braxton Holland, James Curtis Biggs, III, Paul C. Carney
  • Patent number: D804652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald Sarver, Kenneth Kodilla, Christopher Eakin, Phillip McKinney, Nathaniel Banner, Emma Setterington
  • Patent number: D816846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Braxton Holland, James Curtis Biggs, III, Paul C. Carney
  • Patent number: D829337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Nathaniel Banner, Damon Borich, Andrea Grbavac, Alejandro Silveyra, Michelle Silveyra, Zwckxally Obregon
  • Patent number: D834721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Zwckxally Obregon, Britton Marlatt
  • Patent number: D839380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James B. Holland, Michael Benton, Mitchell Rivenbark
  • Patent number: D845486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Braxton Holland, James Curtis Biggs, III, Paul C. Carney
  • Patent number: D851723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Neogen Corporation
    Inventors: James B. Holland, Michael Benton, Mitchell Rivenbark
  • Patent number: D882110
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Nathaniel Banner, Damon Borich, Andrea Grbavac, Alejandro Silveyra, Michelle Silveyra, Zwckxally Obregon
  • Patent number: D917719
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Zwckxally Obregon, Britton Marlatt