Patents by Inventor Mark Finnestad

Mark 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: 20070068834
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Anton Smudde, John Japuntich, Mark Finnestad
  • Publication number: 20070069490
    Abstract: A disposable or reusable medical implement container configured to receive soiled medical implements is provided. The medical implement container comprises a body portion having a dimension (in) measured along a longitudinal axis and a cross sectional area (in2) measured in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body portion, wherein a ratio of the dimension (in) of the body portion to the cross-sectional area (in2) of the body portion is about 0.3:1 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: John Japuntich, Anton Smudde, Mark Finnestad