Patents Assigned to VIR Engineering, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6047861
    Abstract: A two-component fluid dispenser which can accurately mix two liquids of varying viscosity and then precisely deliver the mixture formed in discrete amounts. The mixture of the two components is delivered from a single delivery tube in a manner such that none of the mixture remains within the delivery tube at the completion of each mixing and delivery cycle. In one form of the apparatus, the single delivery tube of the apparatus is operably coupled with conventional hypodermic syringes of various sizes so that different fluids can be mixed in different ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: VIR Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Vidal, Russell Redmond, Alan K. Plyley
  • Patent number: 4903390
    Abstract: A combination scalpel blade removal and storage apparatus having an easy to grip hourglass-shaped, disposable plastic housing which includes a strategically located safety shield that prevents accidental cuts during the blade insertion and removal process. The housing is provided with an internal, blade receiving channel which closely receives the blade and positively locates the tang portion of the handle within the housing. The blade stripping mechanism of the apparatus comprises an integrally formed, spring loaded lever arm disposed externally of the housing. Pressing the lever effortlessly deflects the heel of the blade away from the tang and over into a recessed stop, or pocket formed near the forward portion of the housing. Retraction of the handle with a straight line, continuous movement, while maintaining an inwardly directed force on the lever, smoothly strips the blade from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: VIR Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Vidal, Al Plyley, Vernon Vincent