Patents by Inventor Ronald A. Coules

Ronald A. Coules 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).

  • Patent number: 5645801
    Abstract: Methods, devices, apparatus and kits for amplifying and detecting nucleic acid are provided. The apparatus is a thermal cycling device that operates in conjunction with a reaction/detection unit. A sample is loaded into a reaction chamber of the device which is then sealably mated with a detection chamber to form a sealed reaction/detection unit that is virtually irreversibly closed. One or more heating elements of the thermal cycling apparatus applies a desired temperature to the reaction/detection device to amplify target nucleic acid in the sample. The reaction mixture is then transferred to the detection chamber and amplified target nucleic acid is immobilized on a support in the detection chamber. A detection system associated with the apparatus detects and analyzes the immobilized amplified nucleic acid target. Kits include the reaction/detection units and reagents for amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Stanley R. Bouma, Ronald A. Coules, Julian Gordon, Eric B. Shain, Natalie A. Solomon, Peter Zaun
  • Patent number: 5057093
    Abstract: Improved medical devices for use between a feeding tube set and a catheter include a universal adaptor having a configuration permitting use of same with Y-connectors of various sizes, a Y-connector interlockable with the aforesaid adaptor, and an adaptor hood usable with the adaptor either as a protective shroud therefor or as a supplemental adaptor therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Robert D. Clegg, Ronald A. Coules, Kent E. Iversen, Robert S. Osborne, Patricia A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 4358162
    Abstract: A wheel is disclosed that has a built-in hub for receiving an axle. The wheel includes an annular outer rim, and a pair of circular webs that are received in the rim.Each of the webs includes an inner annular ring. The annular ring on one of the webs defines a through-passageway, and the annular ring on the other web defines an aperture having an open end that communicates with the passageway and an opposite closed end. The closed end of the other web is defined by a wall of the other web. The wall of the other web, together with the annular ring on the other web, define a built-in hub for limiting insertion of the axle onto the wheel and for covering the axle. The need for a separate hub component that can fall off and become lost is thereby eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Unarco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry M. Schneider, Ronald A. Coules
  • Patent number: 4297769
    Abstract: A one-piece fastener has an upper end that is detachably secured to a first panel and a lower end that is secured to a second panel.The lower end includes a flange that is receivable in an aperture in the second panel and bears against the wall of the aperture to minimize rocking movement of the fastener relative to the second panel. A lower portion of the flange is tapered to facilitate alignment of the flange within the aperture in the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: Unarco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald A. Coules
  • Patent number: 4192478
    Abstract: A support for securing a circuit board on an apertured panel, wherein the support has a slot for slideably receiving and a tab for releaseably holding a circuit board therein, and a quarter turn fastener engageable in the panel aperture, said fastener and aperture having cooperating means for receiving said support and locking means for mounting the fastener upright on the panel upon manipulating the fastener a quarter turn in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1980
    Assignee: Richco Plastic Company
    Inventor: Ronald A. Coules
  • Patent number: 4007516
    Abstract: A quarter turn locking fastener device consisting of a socket part adapted to snap engage into an apertured chassis and to support an apertured panel spaced apart from the chassis, and a complemental stud part adapted for selected locking and unlocking engagement through the panel aperture and into the socket part upon a quarter turn of the stud part relative to the socket part to removably secure the panel spaced apart from and on the chassis and to lock the socket part to the chassis when the stud part is in locked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Assignee: Richco Plastic Company
    Inventor: Ronald A. Coules
  • Patent number: 3996500
    Abstract: A chassis connector and circuit board clip for electronic equipment, said clip having a pair of upright spaced apart legs, each having anchor means for mounting in a slotted chassis, a wall bridging the legs for supporting a circuit board spaced apart from and in alignment with a connector, and a locking tooth carried by one of the legs for holding the edge of an aligned circuit board relative to the chassis and connector. The clip is molded in one piece from plastic dielectric insulating material and one modification thereof also includes means for securing the connector to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: Richco Plastic Company
    Inventor: Ronald A. Coules
  • Patent number: 3952232
    Abstract: A circuit board ejector for snap-on attachment to an apertured circuit board or other electronic component slidably mounted in a rack or chassis, operable to initiate sliding of the circuit board for removal from or insertion into the chassis, and to a chassis -- circuit board combination including such ejectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Richco Plastic Company
    Inventor: Ronald A. Coules
  • Patent number: D326321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Patricia A. Schneider, Kent E. Iverson, Ronald A. Coules, Robert D. Clegg