Patents by Inventor Brian Finnestad

Brian Finnestad has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210153656
    Abstract: A folding chair includes a backrest and a pair of armrests pivotally coupled to the backrest. A pair of rear legs are pivotally coupled to the backrest and define a rear leg angle therebetween. A pair of front legs are pivotally coupled to respective armrests and define a front leg angle therebetween. A pair of wheels are coupled to the backrest. The folding chair is positionable in a deployed configuration wherein distal ends of the rear and front legs are in coplanar alignment. The folding chair is also positionable in a folded configuration wherein distal ends of the rear legs and the front legs are in non-coplanar alignment with each other and the wheels are positioned to roll the folding chair on a support surface. The rear and front leg angles decreasing as the folding chair transitions from the deployed configuration toward the folded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Robert F. Hudiburg, Jared ROSENTHAL, Brian FINNESTAD, Peter SZUCS, Andrew HABEDANK
  • Publication number: 20160059746
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a base for a child safety seat can comprise a base plate having a top surface for receiving a child car seat and a bottom surface adapted to face towards a vehicle seat. A height adjustment assembly can comprise an actuator, a shaft having a first end attached to the actuator, and a retaining member disposed on the shaft. An adjustable foot adapted to be disposed in the cavity can comprise a locking member on an inner surface. The shaft can have a locked position, wherein the retaining member extends from the shaft and cooperates with the locking member to hold the adjustable foot in a first height position, and an unlocked position, where the retaining member retracts from the locking member to allow free movement of the adjustable foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Brian Finnestad, William Martin, Feng Bo
  • Patent number: 9187014
    Abstract: A novel infant child restraint system includes a base for an infant safety seat that has a height adjustment to allow the base to assume one of a plurality of positions when mounted to the vehicle seat. In one embodiment, a base for an infant safety seat features a height adjustment assembly that includes a release knob accessible from a top surface, a shaft having a first end that is attached to a release knob, a first retaining member disposed on the shaft, and an adjustable foot adapted to be disposed in a cavity and having a locking member on an inner surface. The shaft has a locked position, wherein the first retaining member cooperates with the locking member to hold the adjustable foot in a first height position, and a second, unlocked position where the first retaining member does not contact the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Goodbaby Child Product Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Publication number: 20150108312
    Abstract: A novel infant child restraint system includes a base for an infant safety seat that has a height adjustment to allow the base to assume one of a plurality of positions when mounted to the vehicle seat. In one embodiment, a base for an infant safety seat features a height adjustment assembly that includes a release knob accessible from a top surface, a shaft having a first end that is attached to a release knob, a first retaining member disposed on the shaft, and an adjustable foot adapted to be disposed in a cavity and having a locking member on an inner surface. The shaft has a locked position, wherein the first retaining member cooperates with the locking member to hold the adjustable foot in a first height position, and a second, unlocked position where the first retaining member does not contact the locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8875881
    Abstract: A container for collecting sharps includes an opening adapted to receive sharps in a substantially vertical orientation, and an interior region for storing sharps received through the opening. The container includes a means for reorienting the sharps into an arrangement in which the sharps lie substantially parallel to one another within the interior region of the container. A method for configuring a sharps collection container includes the step of positioning a contoured surface of a guide element beneath an opening of the container to reorient sharps that are deposited through the opening into an arrangement in which the sharps are stored substantially parallel to one another in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Anton M. Smudde, John Japuntich, Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8813986
    Abstract: A closure for a waste receptacle is provided. The closure comprises a moveable component mounted to the closure for movement between a closed position, wherein the moveable component prohibits waste from entering the waste receptacle and an open position wherein the moveable component facilitates the entry of waste into the waste receptacle. A motor is coupled to the moveable component and configured to move the moveable component between the open position and the closed position. A sensor is adapted to transmit a signal when waste is proximal or contacting the closure, wherein the sensor communicates with the motor to move the moveable component between the open position and the closed position to deposit the waste into the waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Liscio, Donna Moats, Mark Brian Finnestad, Anthony Trupiano, Charyn Miller, Derek Ottaviano
  • Patent number: 8727166
    Abstract: A lid for covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes a cover having a generally circular opening. The opening including an upper rim surrounding an upper central axis and a lower rim surrounding a lower central axis that is non-co-linear with the upper central axis. The lid includes a generally circular closure sized for blocking the opening. The lid includes a guide extending along the cover. In the open position, the closure is at least partially out of alignment with the opening. In the closed position, a center axis of the closure is aligned with the upper central axis to block the opening. The closure is moveable from the closed position to a locked position in which the center axis of the closure is coincident with the lower central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8727162
    Abstract: A cover for a medical waste disposal receptacle and a method of manufacturing a cover for a medical waste disposal receptacle. The cover generally comprises a body portion configured to substantially close an open end of the receptacle and a lid portion hingedly interconnected to the body portion via an integrally formed hinge extending between the lid portion and a portion of the body portion. The body portion includes a covering surface with an access opening therethrough and at least a first, fixed sloped slide surface depending from the covering surface configured to provide a fixed tortuous path extending from the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventor: M. Brian Finnestad
  • Publication number: 20140008364
    Abstract: A lid for covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes a cover having a generally circular opening. The opening including an upper rim surrounding an upper central axis and a lower rim surrounding a lower central axis that is non-co-linear with the upper central axis. The lid includes a generally circular closure sized for blocking the opening. The lid includes a guide extending along the cover. In the open position, the closure is at least partially out of alignment with the opening. In the closed position, a center axis of the closure is aligned with the upper central axis to block the opening. The closure is moveable from the closed position to a locked position in which the center axis of the closure is coincident with the lower central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8613366
    Abstract: A container system is provided with a container having a door mounted for pivotal reciprocation about a door pivot axis between opened and closed positions. The container system also has a carrier with a body receiving the container and an arm coupled to the body for pivotal reciprocation about an arm pivot axis that is oriented substantially parallel to the door pivot axis. The arm engages the door of the container, and the pivotal reciprocation of the arm reciprocates the door of the container between the opened and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Brian Finnestad, John Japuntich, Robert Joseph Panek, Jr., Anton M Smudde
  • Patent number: 8584885
    Abstract: A closure (26) for a medical waste receptacle through which medical waste is deposited is provided. The closure comprises a door (20) forming at least a portion of the passage, wherein the door is formed from a molded thermoplastic material comprising a polyolefin resin, a nucleating agent and a siloxane processing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mark Brian Finnestad, Piyush J. Reshamwala, Robert A. Brown
  • Patent number: 8505769
    Abstract: A lid covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base including a cover for covering the interior of the base. The cover has an opening for passing medical waste through it. The lid includes a chute for directing medical waste into the interior of the base and a closure for blocking the opening operatively connected to the cover for movement between an open position and a closed position. The lid includes a skirt operatively connected to the closure. The skirt sweeps medical waste on the chute toward the waste receptacle base interior as the closure moves from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8397933
    Abstract: A lid covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes an intermediate waste repository connected to the cover. The repository is moveable between a holding position adapted for holding waste segregated from the receptacle base interior, and a dumping position adapted for biasing waste by gravity into the receptacle base interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8393488
    Abstract: A method of medical waste disposal comprising (a) positioning an open end of a container relative to a hood assembly such that the hood assembly substantially covers the open end of the container; (b) depositing medical waste in the container through a passage defined by the hood assembly until the container is at least partially full; (c) placing a lid over the open end of the container such that the open end is substantially closed; (d) disposing of the container; (e) sterilizing the hood assembly; and (f) repeating step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: John C. Japuntich, Mark Brian Finnestad, Anton M. Smudde
  • Patent number: 8333292
    Abstract: A lid for covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes a cover having a generally circular opening. The opening including an upper rim surrounding an upper central axis and a lower rim surrounding a lower central axis that is non-co-linear with the upper central axis. The lid includes a generally circular closure sized for blocking the opening. The lid includes a guide extending along the cover. In the open position, the closure is at least partially out of alignment with the opening. In the closed position, a center axis of the closure is aligned with the upper central axis to block the opening. The closure is moveable from the closed position to a locked position in which the center axis of the closure is coincident with the lower central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8201704
    Abstract: A container system is provided with a container having a door mounted for pivotal reciprocation about a door pivot axis between opened and closed positions. The container system also has a carrier with a body receiving the container and an arm coupled to the body for pivotal reciprocation about an arm pivot axis that is oriented substantially parallel to the door pivot axis. The arm engages the door of the container, and the pivotal reciprocation of the arm reciprocates the door of the container between the opened and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Finnestad, John Japuntich, Robert Joseph Panek, Jr., Anton M. Smudde
  • Publication number: 20120037626
    Abstract: A lid covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base including a cover for covering the interior of the base. The cover has an opening for passing medical waste through it. The lid includes a chute for directing medical waste into the interior of the base and a closure for blocking the opening operatively connected to the cover for movement between an open position and a closed position. The lid includes a skirt operatively connected to the closure. The skirt sweeps medical waste on the chute toward the waste receptacle base interior as the closure moves from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Publication number: 20120037628
    Abstract: A lid covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes an intermediate waste repository connected to the cover. The repository is moveable between a holding position adapted for holding waste segregated from the receptacle base interior, and a dumping position adapted for biasing waste by gravity into the receptacle base interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Publication number: 20120037627
    Abstract: A lid for covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes a cover having a generally circular opening. The opening including an upper rim surrounding an upper central axis and a lower rim surrounding a lower central axis that is non-co-linear with the upper central axis. The lid includes a generally circular closure sized for blocking the opening. The lid includes a guide extending along the cover. In the open position, the closure is at least partially out of alignment with the opening. In the closed position, a center axis of the closure is aligned with the upper central axis to block the opening. The closure is moveable from the closed position to a locked position in which the center axis of the closure is coincident with the lower central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8113349
    Abstract: A sharps dispensing and disposal system includes a sharps dispensing container and a sharps disposal container within the sharps dispensing container. In one embodiment, the sharps disposal container is mounted at least partially within the sharps dispensing container, with a chamber surrounding at least a portion of the sharps disposal container. In another embodiment, a sharps dispensing and disposal system includes a sharps disposal container having an inner wall and an inlet for depositing used sharps into the sharps disposal container. The sharps dispensing container includes an outer wall that surrounds at least a portion of the sharps disposal container and forms a buffer zone. In another embodiment, a sharps dispensing and disposal system includes at least one elastic support member that elastically suspends a sharps disposal container in the interior of a sharps dispensing container. A cover detachably couples the sharps disposal container with the sharps dispensing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Michael Sansoucy, M. Brian Finnestad