With Diverse Art Device Patents (Class 116/307)
  • Patent number: 10598429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooling device (1) comprising at least one compartment (2) wherein foodstuffs desired to be cooled are placed, at least one door (3) providing access into the compartment (2) and a push-release type knob (4) that is situated on the surface, facing the inner volume of the compartment (2), of one of the compartment (2) walls, that enables the compartment (2) temperature (T) to be changed by the user and that has an active position wherein the temperature adjustment is performed by rotating the knob (4) and a passive position to which the knob (4) is changed by being pushed when the desired temperature value is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Mehmet Ercan Kaymak, Kadir Ridvan Celik, Faik Emre Ozyuksel, Yuksel Atilla
  • Patent number: 10470835
    Abstract: A single use disposable sterile kit, including a sterile sealed container including a first module configured to fit within the sterile sealed container including a single bone plate including a plurality of fastener apertures, and a fastener housing including a plurality of protrusions on the top of the fastener housing, a plurality of stairs extending downward from the top of the fastener housing and a plurality of concave depressions located on the top surface of the plurality of stairs for housing a plurality of fasteners, each of the plurality of fasteners including a head and a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Healey, Philip Watt, Miriam Chapman, Dirk Kerstan, Steven Greco, David Moszak, Todd Beaupre
  • Patent number: 10260799
    Abstract: A domestic refrigeration device has an internal space for receiving foodstuffs, which is bounded by walls of an internal container, and a storage container for foodstuffs that is arranged in the internal space and can be closed with a lid. The refrigerator further has a mounting device with which the lid is mounted in the internal space such that it can be raised and lowered for opening and closing the food storage container. A control element is provided by which the lid can be actuated, wherein the control element for actuating the lid can be actuated along an actuation path and the lid can be positioned, in dependence on a position of the control element, in a first closed position and at least in a second fully open position. The control element itself has a display unit for displaying symbolic information depending on the position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Becke, Max Eicher, Juergen Fink, Christine Hartwein, Denis Lux, Thomas Tischer, Marcus Wehlauch
  • Patent number: 9992881
    Abstract: A rollable display may include a polyhedral drum and a flexible panel. The polyhedral drum includes a plurality of substantially flat surface portions and a plurality of curved surface portions. The plurality of curved surface portions connect adjacent flat surface portions to each other on an outer circumferential surface of the polyhedral drum. The flexible panel is disposed around the outer circumferential surface of the polyhedral drum. A top portion and a tail portion of the flexible panel may overlap each other on substantially the same flat surface portion of the polyhedral drum. The top portion and the tail portion correspond to respective ends of the flexible panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhwan Choi, Taean Seo, Junghun Lee
  • Patent number: 9663128
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a direction of travel of a vehicle and/or identifying a misplaced wayside device obtain location data from wayside devices. The location data are representative of locations of the wayside devices along a route being traveled by a vehicle. The system and method also determine whether the location data in a series of the wayside devices exhibit an increase or a decrease in the location data across the wayside devices in the series and, responsive to determining whether the location data in the series of the wayside devices does exhibit the increase or the decrease in the location data, the system and method determine a direction of travel of the vehicle along the route, determine a location of the vehicle along the route, and/or identify a misplaced wayside device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: John Johnson, Michael Scott Mitchell, Aadeesh Shivkant Bhagwatkar, Bruce Ruthenberg, Sunetha Ghanta
  • Patent number: 9492839
    Abstract: Disclosed is an applicator for an adhesive lavatory composition which comprises a quantity of an adhesive lavatory composition, and a piston part moveably engageable within a base part, wherein the piston part includes a piston plate and a grip element, and, the base part includes an upper cavity, a perforated compression plate, and a lower cavity, and, wherein the piston plate is fitted within the upper cavity of the base part and is moveable within the upper cavity of the base part. In certain embodiments the grip element may be detached from the piston plate and reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC.
    Inventors: Jesse Delgigante, Francesc Ardite Ayats
  • Patent number: 9463912
    Abstract: A lid includes a cover plate and at least one date display device. The cover plate includes at least one mounting area having a plurality of through holes. The date display device includes a plurality of digital display units each having a plurality of flexible protruding membranes to form a digit pattern. The protruding membranes are able to be selectively bent upward or downward to change the digit pattern. Each flexible protruding membrane is foldedly connected to the mounting area, covers a respective through hole, and is convertible between a protruding configuration that protrudes upward from the respective through hole and an indenting configuration that indents downward from the respective through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: FREE-FREE INDUSTRIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Sheng-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 9218731
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a smoke detector. The electronic device may use the smoke detector to monitor for the presence of smoke. In response to detecting smoke with the smoke detector, the electronic device may issue an alert or take other suitable action. The electronic device may transmit alerts to nearby electronic devices and to remote electronic devices such as electronic devices at emergency services facilities. Alerts may contain maps and graphical representations of buildings in which smoke has been detected. Motion detectors and other sensors and circuitry may be used in determining whether electronic devices are being used by users and may be used in determining where the electronic devices are located. Alerts may contain information on the location of detected smoke and building occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Puskarich
  • Patent number: 9187221
    Abstract: A system and method for laser marking can end, including a can end center panel and/or pull tab. The decorated can end and/or tabs may have a machine readable image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Laura Jane Vaughan
  • Patent number: 9010269
    Abstract: A counting device includes a shaft, a handle affixed to a first end of the shaft, and a locking unit mounted in the handle spaced from the shaft. A locking plate has an opening for accommodating the shaft. The locking plate has a plurality of recesses facing the locking unit for cooperating with the locking unit. A position indicating assembly is coupled to the shaft to move as the handle is rotated. The recesses are arranged in a circular pattern on the locking plate such that the locking unit engages each recess as the handle is rotated around the shaft. The recesses are configured to permit one-way rotation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Dana Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Bala, Mark Bala
  • Publication number: 20140354407
    Abstract: A beverage counting device comprising a wrist band and one or more counters secured to the wrist band where the counters permit an individual the ability to record and display the number of beverages they have consumed. A method for using a beverage counting device comprising the steps of: providing a beverage counting device comprising a beverage counting device comprising a wrist band and one or more counters secured to the wrist band where the counters permit an individual the ability to record and display the number of beverages they have consumed; a) obtaining a beverage to drink; b) actuating a button on the counter to record the beverage; c) consuming the beverage; and d) repeating steps a) through c) until no further beverages are consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Evans
  • Patent number: 8869735
    Abstract: An indicating device includes a housing having a longitudinally extending cavity shaped to receive the container and an indicator member disposed in the cavity and having a longitudinally extending wall shaped to surround at least a portion of the container. The indicator member is rotatably mounted within the housing and is rotatable relative thereto about a longitudinal axis. The indicator member includes a driven gear. A drive gear is disposed in the housing and includes a drive portion selectively engaged with the driven gear. An actuator is adapted to move with the container and is selectively engaged with the drive gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International, Inc.
    Inventor: Winston Z. Lu
  • Patent number: 8830687
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Kevin Earl Meyer, Timothy D. Garner, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Patent number: 8730024
    Abstract: A removable fuel tank indicator having a housing, wherein the housing is removable and universal to all automobiles and wherein the housing attaches to an automobile connection point located within the interior of the automobile; a removable arm temporarily attached to the housing, wherein the removable arm signals which side of the automobile a fuel tank is located; a means for attaching the housing to the automobile connection point wherein the automobile connection point is located within the interior of the automobile and said connection point is capable of attaching to the housing; the fragrance cartridge adapted for insertion into the opening and locking into the cavity of the housing, wherein where the cartridge is properly inserted into the opening and cavity of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos H. Cabezas
  • Patent number: 8662075
    Abstract: An indicating device for indicating the number of dosages of medicament dispensed from a container includes a housing, a single indicator member nested the housing, an actuator and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism is periodically engageable with the single indicator member. The drive mechanism is operable to advance the single indicator member an incremental amount when the drive mechanism is engaged with the single indicator member. The single indicator member remains stationary and is free of engagement from the drive mechanism for at least some reciprocal movements of the actuator. A dispensing device and a dispensing system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Peter Mycola Scarrott, Jerry R. Grychowski, James Nick Schmidt, Martin P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8608000
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lid for a container holding a flowable substance which comprises a mounting portion to be attached to the container and an opening to remove the flowable substance from the container, whereas the opening is opened and closed by means of a slider which is connected to the lid and rotates around a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Huhtamaki Oyj
    Inventor: Stephen Knipe
  • Patent number: 8555804
    Abstract: Illustrated guide for the identification of organisms in the field comprising at least one sheet (23) whereupon has been printed a plurality of images (14) of organisms that are encountered in the field and a corresponding plurality of marking mechanisms (16) arranged adjacently to each one of the images (14), each marking mechanism (16) comprising a movable member (28) supplied with a pointer (19) that is being shifted by the user during his visit in the field in order to indicate through pointing at an indication (21) characteristic of the presence of the specific organism in the field, such mechanisms thereby being employed for the recordal and storage of the observations of the user relating to those organisms depicted in the illustrated guide for which the adjacently arranged marking mechanisms (16) have been shifted to point at the indication (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Konstantinos Ntounas
  • Patent number: 8453592
    Abstract: The animal feeding reminder includes a food handling apparatus which comprises a food scoop, a food bowl, or a food container for the transportation, selling, or purchasing of animal food. Date or time indicia are associated with the food handling apparatus. A marker is associated with the food handling apparatus and moveable relative to the indicia. The marker selectively identifies a distinct date or time from the date or time indicia. A marker positioning mechanism is associated with the marker, the apparatus, or both. The marker positioning mechanism securely holds the marker so as to identify the distinct date or time and prevent accidental or unintended movement of the marker to another date or time. Therefore, the marker can be selectively moved to identify the distinct date or time after each use of the food handling apparatus to remind a user of a last time an animal was fed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy Edwards, Shaun Edwards
  • Patent number: 8408208
    Abstract: The dispenser has a body (1), with a mouthpiece cover (2). Opening of the cover urges a junction member (3) towards a source (4) of a medicament to be released as a dose by pressing a spout (5) of the source inwards of the source. The source is supported by a cap (11) clipped to the end of a source-enclosing barrel (12) with intern al splines (10). The barrel is welded (15) to the main to part (16) of the body at a position determined by the extension of the source towards the distal end (17) of the barrel when the cover is open, the welding position being determined by a plug (18) simulating the cap and its bush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Clinical Designs Limited
    Inventor: Raymond John Bacon
  • Patent number: 8327847
    Abstract: An indicating device suitable for indicating the number of metered dosages that have been dispensed from or remain in a container including a base member, a cap member moveably connected to the base member, an indicator member rotatably mounted to one of the cap member and base member and a drive member. The indicator member comprises a first stop member, and the drive member comprises a second stop member. The first stop member engages the second stop member as the indicator is moved to the final position. The engagement between the first and second stop members prevents the drive member from being rotated about the second axis. In another preferred embodiment, an inhalation device for dispensing metered dosages of medicaments from a container includes a container having a predetermined number of metered doses and the indicating device. A method for indicating the number of metered dosages of medicaments dispensed from or remaining in the container is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventor: Peter Mykola Scarrott
  • Publication number: 20120222671
    Abstract: An indicating device includes a housing having a longitudinally extending cavity shaped to receive the container and an indicator member disposed in the cavity and having a longitudinally extending wall shaped to surround at least a portion of the container. The indicator member is rotatably mounted within the housing and is rotatable relative thereto about a longitudinal axis. The indicator member includes a driven gear. A drive gear is disposed in the housing and includes a drive portion selectively engaged with the driven gear. An actuator is adapted to move with the container and is selectively engaged with the drive gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: WINSTON Z. LU
  • Patent number: 8234996
    Abstract: The sort station system includes at least one outer support member and an elongated inner member. The at least one outer support member defines a channel along a first longitudinal axis thereof, and the elongated inner member is slideably disposed within the at least one outer support member such that: (A) a first status is indicated by the at least one outer support member being disposed at a first position relative to an end of the channel and (B) a second status is indicated by the end of the elongated inner member being disposed at a second position relative to the end of the channel. The first position and the second position are spaced apart axially from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8215299
    Abstract: A dose counter is provided for coupling with a metered dose inhaler. The dose counter includes a top cover that has a top forming an observation window. The top cover forms an interior space receiving therein a circuit board and an electrical cell supplying electrical power. The circuit board includes a counting circuit and a display screen that is arranged under the window. As such, in the use of the inhaler, depression of the top cover actuates the inhaler and causes the display screen to display the number of times of actuation so as to allow a user to realize the remaining number of times for use of the inhaler thereby improving safety of medication use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Synmosa Biopharma Corporation
    Inventor: Wei-Hsiu Wu
  • Patent number: 8210117
    Abstract: A battery holder with expiration indicator includes a main body for holding a battery therein, a month mark member, a year mark member, and a pair of clips. The month mark member extends from the main body and includes twelve month marks formed thereon. The year mark member extends from the main body and includes a number of year marks formed thereon. The pair of clips are slidably attached to the year mark member and the month mark member and respectively located at one of the year marks and one of the month marks to set a date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8181591
    Abstract: An indicating device includes a first housing component adapted to be mounted to a container and a second housing component moveably connected to the first housing component. The second housing component is moveable relative to the first housing component along an axial path. The second housing component includes an exposed actuation surface having a substantially convex domed shape. The exposed actuation surface of the second housing component can include a lubricant. A method of actuating an indicating device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Noel Gulka, Greg Lawrence, Michael Nuttall
  • Patent number: 8082873
    Abstract: An indicating device includes a drive member and a driven member. The driven member is non-rotatably immobilized by the successive engagement of a convex surface on the drive member with a plurality of concave surfaces on the driven member. The driven member further includes a plurality of protrusions that are successively received in a recess of the drive member as an engagement member engages the driven member and rotates the driven member. The driven member has dispensing indicia. In another aspect, an indicating device includes an indicator member having dispensing indicia. A stop member is selectively engaged with successive ones of a plurality of stop surfaces on the indicator member such that the indicator member is non-rotatable. Methods for indicating the amount of substance that have been dispensed from or remain in a container are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventor: Michael Nuttall
  • Patent number: 8074643
    Abstract: A medicament dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of a medicament includes an actuator housing having a longitudinally extending cavity and a container disposed in the cavity and having a cylinder with a first outer diameter. The cylinder is adapted to hold the medicament. The container is reciprocally movable relative to the actuator housing along a longitudinal axis. An indicating device includes an indicator housing having a tubular portion connected to said container, with the indicating device being reciprocally movable with the container relative to the actuator housing. The tubular portion has a second outer diameter that is of substantially the same diameter as the first outer diameter. A longitudinally extending side wall has a viewing window formed therein. An indicator is rotatably mounted in the indicator housing, with a surface thereof having indicia visible through the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Peter Mycola Scarrott, Jerry R. Grychowski, James Nick Schmidt, Martin P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8074594
    Abstract: An indicating device suitable for indicating a number of metered dosages of a substance that have been dispensed from or remain in a container. The indicating device includes at least one primary indicator member having primary dosage indicia, configured as numeric indicia, and a second indicator member having secondaiy dosage indicia, configured with at least two different colors. The primary and secondary indicator members are coaxially mounted. In one embodiment, a device for dispensing dosages of the substance also includes a dispenser housing and a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventor: Winston Z. Lu
  • Patent number: 8033239
    Abstract: A mark retaining structure of a micro-differential pressure gauge includes a mark member attached to the edge of the micro-differential pressure gauge for indicating the critical value. The mark member includes an engaging portion, an extension board and a hook to engage with a recess and a circular flange of the micro-differential pressure gauge. The present invention provides a positioning function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Li-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 7987809
    Abstract: A basketball sports whistle having an integral basketball possession indicator at the eye level of the referee enables the referee to accurately determine which team is entitled to possession of the basketball without diverting his eyes from the basketball court. The referee switches the indicator to record a change of ball possession. A friction or detent lock in the integrally constructed indicator prevents the ball possession indicator from being accidentally switched to a different position. The possession indicator element is a friction lock slider, or a pop-up indicator in a see-saw like element with friction or a detent at the axis of the see-saw. It can alternatively be or a single pop-up element that carries either H for home team basketball possession or V for visitor team basketball possession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Luis H. Uribe, Anthony J. Palmeri
  • Patent number: 7946244
    Abstract: An assured grounding identifier includes a base unit connectable to an electrical cord, one or more indicators selectively adjustably mounted to the base unit and having colored regions, and a cover with one or more viewing windows aligned with the indicators. An assured grounding identifier includes a housing with a viewing window and a slot mountable around an electrical cord, an indicator having a plurality of colored regions disposed between the housing and the cord, and a tab extending from the indicator through the slot for positioning the indicator to align a selected colored region with the viewing window. An assured grounding identifier includes one or more indicators having a plurality of translucent color coded segments and an indicator light aligned with a viewing window to illuminate through the translucent color coded segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Aaron Dowler, Joseph Jones
  • Publication number: 20110056426
    Abstract: Described is manual prescription use recording device. The device includes a lid for connection with a prescription container. A slider is rotatably connected with the lid such that the slider is rotatable in the X-axis around the lid to reveal markings that are indicative of at least one of a time and date. A second slider can also be included to reveal additional time and date markings. Finally, a thumb wheel can be included that is rotatable in the Y-axis to reveal additional markings. Protrusions and corresponding deviations are included in the lid and sliders so that they can be maintained in a desired position. Thus, the present invention allows a user to log the time and date the medication was last taken by using rotary dials placed on or in the lid of the prescription bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: James Frederick Fralick
  • Publication number: 20110000422
    Abstract: A basketball sports whistle having an integral basketball possession indicator at the eye level of the referee enables the referee to accurately determine which team is entitled to possession of the basketball without diverting his eyes from the basketball court. The referee switches the indicator to record a change of ball possession. A friction or detent lock in the integrally constructed indicator prevents the ball possession indicator from being accidentally switched to a different position. The possession indicator element is a friction lock slider, or a pop-up indicator in a see-saw like element with friction or a detent at the axis of the see-saw. It can alternatively be or a single pop-up element that carries either H for home team basketball possession or V for visitor team basketball possession.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Luis H. Uribe, Anthony J. Palmeri
  • Patent number: 7819075
    Abstract: Inhaler counter (20) comprising a counter housing (390), a rocker arm (200) with a pawl (210), the rocker arm being pivotally supported by the housing and arranged to perform a rocker movement in response to a linear actuation motion, a return spring (220) for resetting the rocker arm, a ratchet wheel (230) engagable with the pawl to convert the movement of the rocker arm into an incremental rotational motion of an axle arrangement (240) advancing a display means (60), the axle arrangement further comprising a back rotation prevention means (280) in the form of a spring loaded friction brake and a worm gear, the display means comprising rotatable indicator means (120) with teeth that engage the worm-gear and a stationary scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: AstraZeneca AB
    Inventors: Nic Bowman, Douglas Bradshaw, Lennart Sörby
  • Patent number: 7814858
    Abstract: A condition indicator is provided to visually indicate a rotation of a nut relative to a bolt used to attach a transom bracket to a transom of a marine vessel. An indicator is configured to rotate with the nut and a pointer of the indicator can visually be identified as representing a rotation of the nut relative to the bolt. A retainer is provided to prevent the head of the bolt from rotating about its central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Walczak
  • Publication number: 20100192837
    Abstract: A golf reminder clip of the present invention includes a clip member adapted to be attached to the shaft of a golf club (particularly a wedge) when the club is housed in a golf bag. An octagonal tag is hinged to the clip member. The front face of the tag is inscribed with indicia that remind the golfer that the wedge has not been replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Erik C. Leoni, Sheri L. Baker
  • Patent number: 7765948
    Abstract: A device and method for identifying the tubes in a tubesheet, including locating a support element along a portion of the tubesheet with at least one means for identifying the location or condition of the adjacent tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: TubeMaster, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford L. Johns, Guillermo Camoriano, Munaf Najmuddin Chasmawala, Manfred Schmidt, Samuel Richard Gates, Wayne Howard Franklin
  • Patent number: 7757688
    Abstract: A medicament dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of a medicament includes an actuator housing having a longitudinally extending cavity and a container disposed in the cavity and having a cylinder with a first outer diameter. The cylinder is adapted to hold the medicament. The container is reciprocally moveable relative to the actuator housing along a longitudinal axis. An indicating device includes an indicator housing having a tubular portion connected to said container, with the indicating device being reciprocally moveable with the container relative to the actuator housing. The tubular portion has a second outer diameter that is of substantially the same diameter as the first outer diameter. A longitudinally extending side wall has a viewing window formed therein. An indicator is rotatably mounted in the indicator housing, with a surface thereof having indicia visible through the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Peter Mycola Scarrott, Jerry R. Grychowski, James Nick Schmidt, Martin P. Foley
  • Publication number: 20100095962
    Abstract: An indicating device suitable for indicating the number of metered dosages that have been dispensed from or remain in a container includes a base member adapted to be mounted to the container and a cap member moveably connected to the base member. The cap member is moveable relative to the base member along an axial path. A shaft is non-rotatably mounted to one of the cap member and the base member and defines an axis. An indicator member is rotatably mounted on the shaft and is rotatable in at least a first direction. One of the shaft and the indicator member has a helical groove while the other of the shaft and the indicator member has a follower disposed in the groove. The indicator member is moveable relative to the shaft along the axis as the indicator member is rotated in the first direction. In another embodiment, the indicating device includes first, second and third indicator members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Winston Z. Lu
  • Publication number: 20100077548
    Abstract: A brake assembly includes a base member configured for attachment to the leg of a bed, a brake mounted to the base member, and a visual indicator assembly mounted in relation to the base member. The brake is operable to be selectively applied to prevent movement of the bed and the visual indicator assembly provides a visual indicia of when the brake is one of applied and released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: JOERNS HEALTHCARE, INC.
    Inventors: David Genske, John R. Laverack, Kurt R. Weseman
  • Patent number: 7667613
    Abstract: A new device used in institutions such as, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, and other patient-care facilities, and hotels and cruise ships which, when activated, provides a visual indication locally, at or near the room to which it is attached, and remotely at a central control station and/or hand held device, as to whether or not a particular room has been evacuated during an emergency evacuation situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Evis LLC
    Inventors: Saundra Janese Stevens, Robert Glenn Fuller
  • Patent number: 7661384
    Abstract: A closure cap for a product container such as a prescription medicine vial, that has a number time and date dials for reminding a user when to take the next dose. The cap's time and date dials are rotatable together or individually with the use of uniquely shaped turning tabs. The dials allow for a user to set the reminder to indicate any hour of the day, any day of the week, and any date of the month. The cap may also have a next and last dose setting. The cap may also have a locking mechanism to prevent inadvertent changes to the set time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Marc J Mataya
  • Patent number: 7637227
    Abstract: An indicator for a powder or fluid dispenser device, the indicator including an indicator system and said indicator system comprising: a cover (1) provided with a viewing window (60); a first indicator element (2) that turns about an axis, said first indicator element (2) including first indicator means (120, 121); a second indicator element (5) that turns about an axis, said second indicator element (5) including second indicator means (50); and an interconnection element (3) that interconnects said first and second indicator elements (2, 5), in such a manner that it is the indicator means (120, 121; 50) of one of said two indicator elements (2, 5) that are visible initially in said viewing window (60) up to a predetermined number of actuations, after which it is the indicator means (50; 120, 121) of the other of said two indicator elements (2, 5) that become visible in the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Valois S.A.S.
    Inventors: Fabio Stradella, Giuseppe Stradella
  • Patent number: 7597102
    Abstract: An indicating device suitable for indicating the number of metered dosages that have been dispensed from or remain in a container including a base member, a cap member moveably connected to the base member, an indicator member rotatably mounted to one of the cap member and base member and a drive member. The indicator member comprises a first stop member, and the drive member comprises a second stop member. The first stop member engages the second stop member as the indicator is moved to the final position. The engagement between the first and second stop members prevents the drive member from being rotated about the second axis. In another preferred embodiment, an inhalation device for dispensing metered dosages of medicaments from a container includes a container having a predetermined number of metered doses and the indicating device. A method for indicating the number of metered dosages of medicaments dispensed from or remaining in the container is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Peter Mykola Scarrott, James Nick Schmidt, Jerry R. Grychowski, Martin P. Foley
  • Patent number: 7587988
    Abstract: Inhaler counter (20) comprising a counter housing (390), a rocker arm (200) with a pawl (210), the rocker arm being pivotally supported by the housing and arranged to perform a rocker movement in response to a linear actuation motion, a return spring (220) for resetting the rocker arm, a ratchet wheel (230) engagable with the pawl to convert the movement of the rocker arm into an incremental rotational motion of an axle arrangement (240) advancing a display means (60), the axle arrangement further comprising a back rotation prevention means (280) in the form of a spring loaded friction brake and a worm gear, the display means comprising rotatable indicator means (120) with teeth that engage the worm-gear and a stationary scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: AstraZeneca AB
    Inventors: Nic Bowman, Douglas Bradshaw, Lennart Sörby
  • Patent number: 7584712
    Abstract: An indicating device suitable for indicating the number of metered dosages that have been dispensed from or remain in a container includes a base member adapted to be mounted to the container and a cap member moveably connected to the base member. The cap member is moveable relative to the base member along an axial path. A shaft is non-rotatably mounted to one of the cap member and the base member and defines an axis. An indicator member is rotatably mounted on the shaft and is rotatable in at least a first direction. One of the shaft and the indicator member has a helical groove while the other of the shaft and the indicator member has a follower disposed in the groove. The indicator member is moveable relative to the shaft along the axis as the indicator member is rotated in the first direction. In another embodiment, the indicating device includes first, second and third indicator members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventor: Winston Z. Lu
  • Publication number: 20090206070
    Abstract: An electronic control for a range including a control panel with a display surface, at least one control, and a display module. The display surface is substantially reflective, but allows transmission of light from an inside to an outside of the range. The display module includes an augmentation element to illuminate a display and transmit the illuminated display through the display surface. The display module can be disposed at an angle to the display surface. The display surface mimicking the surrounding material to allow the display surface to blend into the surface of the display module, with the surface being illuminated through designed to be camouflaged into the background. The at least one control can be a knob, a button, or a series of buttons or knobs. The display can provide function status of an item in the range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew Ortner, Brent Bailey
  • Patent number: 7571694
    Abstract: An occupancy indicator for a door, and a method of use, one embodiment comprising a magnet a switching apparatus activatable by a person, a signaling device adapted to indicate one of at least two states, and a biasing mechanism. One embodiment may not be comprised of a magnet but may be comprised of a bolt assembly having a plurality of biasing mechanisms. The magnet or bolt assembly, switching apparatus, signaling device, and biasing mechanism are operatively coupled to automatically provide a signaling device state upon the door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Rick Boerner
  • Publication number: 20090178313
    Abstract: The present invention provides a beverage identification system, including a first beverage identification element positionable about a beverage container; and a second beverage identification element wearable on a person, where the first and second beverage identification elements are visually substantially identical to one another. Each of the first and second beverage identification elements may define a ring-shaped body, and the first and second identification elements may be elastic. In addition, each of the first and second beverage identification elements may be the same color, and/or each of the first and second beverage identification elements may have substantially identical patterns thereon. Further, the first and second beverage identification elements may be removably coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Michael McManigal
  • Patent number: RE43771
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed comprising a display device or indicator device and a timer circuit. The display device can be placed in a first or a second state. In the first state the display device provides a first visual indication of a first type of beverage which is within a beverage receptacle. In the second state the display device provides a second visual indication of a second type of beverage which is within the beverage pitcher. The timer circuit, automatically, after a certain period of time, may change the indicator device from the first or second state to a third state in which the indicator device does not provide a visual indication of the type of beverage within a beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Koncelik, Jr.