Patents by Inventor Noel J. Bodkins

Noel J. Bodkins 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: 20210077773
    Abstract: A storage apparatus is provided for storage of elongate articles in a vertical orientation, such as for storage of flexible esophageal dilators. The storage apparatus includes a gripping element of flexible material supported at a support frame. The gripping element includes receiving slots or apertures aligned with the spaced holes in the rigid panel. The support frame may include a rigid support panel with a pattern of spaced holes corresponding to respective ones of the receiving apertures of the gripping element. The gripping element grips and holds elongate articles at respective receiving apertures to suspend the articles in a vertical orientation. The elongate articles are retained in the gripping element until a user exerts a removal force on the article to retrieve it from the storage apparatus. The support frame may be disposed inside of a container, such as a cabinet or drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Justin M. Bjorum, Noel J. Bodkins
  • Patent number: 8474193
    Abstract: A modular accessory system is supportable on a vertical surface such as a wall, an office divider, or the like and includes a support member or base that supports decorative panels and/or functional panels to provide a desired appearance and/or functions for use in an area. The panels are repositionable, and some may be oriented in two or more different orientations on the support base. Engaging members are provided at spaced intervals along each panel, with additional engaging members provided at spaced intervals along the support base. The engaging members along the support base releasably engage the engaging members on the panels to support them on the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Raspberry Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Sutton, George J. Simons, Jr., Jacob R. Simons, Noel J. Bodkins
  • Patent number: 8327589
    Abstract: A modular accessory system is supportable on a vertical surface such as a wall, an office divider, or the like and includes a framework that support panels and/or functional modules to provide a desired appearance and/or functions for use in an area. The panels and modules are repositionable, and some may be oriented in two or more different orientations on the framework. Engaging members are provided at spaced intervals along each panel and module, with additional engaging members provided at spaced intervals along the framework. The engaging members along the framework releasably engage the engaging members on the panels and modules to support them on the framework. In addition, brackets may be coupled to the framework in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, such as alongside any panel or module, to support accessories thereon. Electrical wiring may be routed through the framework to supply certain panels, modules, or accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Raspberry Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Sutton, Noel J. Bodkins
  • Publication number: 20110283632
    Abstract: A modular accessory system is supportable on a vertical surface such as a wall, an office divider, or the like and includes a support member or base that supports decorative panels and/or functional panels to provide a desired appearance and/or functions for use in an area. The panels are repositionable, and some may be oriented in two or more different orientations on the support base. Engaging members are provided at spaced intervals along each panel, with additional engaging members provided at spaced intervals along the support base. The engaging members along the support base releasably engage the engaging members on the panels to support them on the support base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: RASPBERRY MED, INC.
    Inventors: Todd A. Sutton, George J. Simons, JR., Jacob R. Simons, Noel J. Bodkins
  • Publication number: 20100223857
    Abstract: A modular accessory system is supportable on a vertical surface such as a wall, an office divider, or the like and includes a framework that support panels and/or functional modules to provide a desired appearance and/or functions for use in an area. The panels and modules are repositionable, and some may be oriented in two or more different orientations on the framework. Engaging members are provided at spaced intervals along each panel and module, with additional engaging members provided at spaced intervals along the framework. The engaging members along the framework releasably engage the engaging members on the panels and modules to support them on the framework. In addition, brackets may be coupled to the framework in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, such as alongside any panel or module, to support accessories thereon. Electrical wiring may be routed through the framework to supply certain panels, modules, or accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: RASPBERRY MED, INC.
    Inventors: Todd A. Sutton, Noel J. Bodkins