Patents by Inventor Vincent J. O'Brien

Vincent J. O'Brien 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: 11141562
    Abstract: A package for a medical device such as an intermittent catheter has a case with open and closed ends. A hinge connects a cap to the case to permit movement of the cap between open and closed positions. A seal connected to one of the cap and case is engageable with the other to maintain a sterile environment inside the package. The seal can be repeatedly made and broken whenever the user closes or opens the cap. The case includes a pair of slots at the open end. A pair of latches is formed in the cap. The latches fit into the slots to prevent lateral forces from distorting the cap when the cap is closed. A first use indication label spans a depression in the outer contour of a closed cap and case, assuring visual confirmation of breach of the label upon first opening of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin McMenamin, Vincent Naughton, Daniel E. O'Brien, Scott J. Pupino, Martin P. Creaven, Joseph N. Hanley, Kieran J. McFadden, Claire O'Grady
  • Patent number: 11103676
    Abstract: A package for a medical device such as an intermittent catheter has a case which is closed at one end and open at the other end. A cap is connected to the case by a hinge to permit selectable movement of the cap between an open position, wherein access is provided to the open end of the case, and a closed position, wherein the cap prevents access to the open end of the case. A seal is connected to one of the cap and case. The seal is engageable with the other of the cap and case when the cap is closed to form a barrier that maintains a sterile environment inside the package. The seal can be repeatedly made and broken whenever the user closes or opens the cap, respectively. The case includes a pair of slots at the open end. A pair of latches are formed in the cap. The latches fit into the slots to prevent lateral forces from distorting the cap when the cap is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin McMenamin, Daniel E. O'Brien, Vincent Naughton, Joseph N. Hanley, David A. Knauz, Martin P. Creaven, Stephen Collum, Jeanne E. Lee, Siobhan Duffy, Marine Veronique Germaine Richard, Eugene Canavan, Scott J. Pupino, Kieran J. McFadden, Claire O'Grady, Daniel A. March
  • Patent number: 5185626
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an assembly for adjustably mounting the optical system of a reproduction apparatus, having an optical system for projecting a light image of information to be reproduced on to a recording medium, relative to a frame of the reproduction apparatus. The adjustable mounting assembly comprises at least one stud supported by the frame and selectively moveable relative thereto. The optical system is clamped to at least one stud for movement therewith, the clamping mechanism including an elastomeric member for substantially isolating the optical system from any shock imparted to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David V. Kinney, Vincent J. O'Brien, Daniel G. Van Sice
  • Patent number: 4176945
    Abstract: Document sheets are fed to a platen of a copier from two feeding apparatus, one of which is a recirculating feeder adapted to sequentially feed a plurality of document sheets of one document to the platen for copying information on one or both sides of each sheet. The sheets are circulated in a manner that results in the production of collated sets of copies. The platen also can receive one or more sheets of another document fed from a document positioner. The positioner can be used to feed a document that is too large to be accommodated by the recirculating feeder, or it can feed a document that may not be reliably handled by the recirculating feeder (such as a document made by assembling pieces of copy onto a backing sheet), or the positioner can feed documents comprising a single sheet. Also, the positioner can be used for making document masters that are then copied using the recirculating feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ronald C. Holzhauser, Carl H. Zirngibl, Vincent J. O'Brien