Receiver Patents (Class 119/14.46)
  • Patent number: 11116173
    Abstract: A teatcup and a cartridge insertable into a connector of the teatcup to be attached to the teat of an animal to be milked are disclosed. The cartridge includes an elongated sleeve, having an upper end section and a lower end section, and a teatcup liner pre-mounted in the elongated sleeve. The teatcup liner includes an upper end portion located at the upper end section, a lower end portion located at the lower end section, and a barrel portion extending between the upper end portion and the lower end portion. The elongated sleeve includes three separate primary hook members provided circumferentially after each other on an outer surface of the elongated sleeve. Each primary hook member has a lower slide surface sloping upwardly and outwardly, and an upper hook surface extending inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DeLaval Holding AB
    Inventors: David Samuelsson, Anna Andersson
  • Patent number: 10111400
    Abstract: A claw for a milking machine includes an enclosure having an upper part and a lower part and enclosing an inner space for a milk flow during a milking operation. A center axis extends through the enclosure and through the upper lower parts. The upper part includes an upper end defining an upper end point, and a lower annular end extending along a periphery of the claw in a connection plane. The lower part is detachably connected to the upper part along the connection plane, and rotary symmetric with respect to an axis of rotation being perpendicular to the connection plane. The connection plane is inclined with respect to the center axis so that the enclosure has a first height at a first peripheral position greater than and a second height at a second peripheral position diametrically opposite to the first peripheral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DELAVAL HOLDING AB
    Inventors: Tor Bonnier, Nathalie Back, Emil Olsson, Markus Stridsberg
  • Patent number: 9199245
    Abstract: A water supply launder reducing imbalance of the flow amounts of the ore slurry and the additive water on the upper surface of the shaking table, and producing flow throughout the upper surface of the shaking table. The water supply launder included in a table gravity concentrator 1 to supply water to a table 2 of the table gravity concentrator 1 includes a launder body 20 which receives water supplied from a water supply unit 23 to an upper surface 21a of the launder body 20, and supplies the water to the table 2 of the table gravity concentrator 1, and a distribution member 30 which is attached to a lower surface 21b of the launder body 20, and contacts water dropping from the upper surface 21a of the launder body 20 and flowing to the table 2 of the table gravity concentrator 1 to distribute the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kikutani, Daishi Ochi, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8827969
    Abstract: A medical waste fluid collection and disposal system includes a medical waste fluid collection cart including first and second fluid collection canisters. A valve assembly selectively communicates with the canisters and a valve drive system controls the valve assembly. A liquid level sensor is positioned within each of the canisters. A cart processor communicates with the liquid level sensors and the valve drive system. A cart drain line communicates with the valve assembly and a receptacle, a cart flushing line communicates with the valve assembly and the receptacle and a cart data line and a cart power line communicate with the cart processor and the cart receptacle. A station includes a drain pump that communicates with a drainage system and a station drain line, a flushing pump that communicates with a source of washing liquid and a station flushing line and a station processor in communication with the drain and flushing pumps. A station data line communicates with the station processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dornoch Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Martini, Lawrence Guerra
  • Patent number: 8813681
    Abstract: A teatcup liner comprises an upper mouthpiece, an intermediate barrel and a lower connecting tube. The upper mouthpiece further comprises a mouthpiece transition, a mouthpiece lip, and a groove on an outer surface of the upper mouthpiece to provide flexibility in the upper mouthpiece. The intermediate barrel extends along an axial direction for receiving a teat inserted axially thereinto through said mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventor: Mofazzal H. Chowdhury
  • Publication number: 20140236072
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for maintaining breast or udder health. The systems include a first container comprising a top and a bottom, one or more cups attached to the top of the container and a first temperature-controlling element for providing vapor from the container to a breast or udder via the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Henian Zhang
  • Patent number: 8740866
    Abstract: A waste collection and disposal system for use in health care facilities is provided. The system includes a mobile waste collection unit for moving between use areas in the health care facility to collect waste material generated during medical procedures including body fluids, body tissues, saline, etc. The waste collection unit includes stacked upper and lower waste containers for receiving the waste material. During use, the upper waste container can be emptied into the lower waste container for temporary storage. In addition, different vacuum levels can be provided in the waste containers during complex procedures. Once a user desires to empty the waste collection unit, the waste collection unit is wheeled to a docking station. At the docking station, the waste material is off-loaded to a waste drain and the waste collection unit is cleaned and rinsed for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reasoner, Chamara Gamhewage, Joseph P. Hepp, III
  • Patent number: 8663180
    Abstract: An irrigation system comprising: a reservoir with an inlet for pouring liquid into the reservoir, the inlet defining a closing element for closing the inlet; an insertion member defining an insertion end for insertion into a body cavity a human being, the insertion member defining at least one opening; and a liquid tube fluidly connecting the reservoir and having with the insertion member. At least one of reservoir and the insertion member is permanently fastened to the liquid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Allan Tanghoej, Marlene Corydon Sinvani, Jesper Grøndahl Lund, Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Patent number: 8647315
    Abstract: A medical canister connector is presented for connecting to a medical canister, which has a patient port and a reduced-pressure port. The medical canister connector includes a first connection member that is coupled to a patient-port-attachment member, which is for coupling to a patient port on a medical canister and has a patient-port opening with a first longitudinal axis. The medical canister connector also includes a second connection member coupled to a reduced-pressure-port-attachment member, which is for coupling to a reduced-pressure port on the medical canister and has a reduced-pressure-port opening with a second longitudinal axis. A spacing member or pressure transport member may be used to couple the first connection member to the second connection member. The spacing member or transport member flexes and twists during connection. The medical canister connector may also help organize one or more pressure-sensing conduits. Methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Simmons, Alexander Sammons, Kenneth Knowles
  • Patent number: 8603057
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for automatically limiting the drainage of a bodily fluid such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from a patient into a collection chamber. The collection chamber includes a vent having an hydrophobic filter for the passage of air to facilitate the movement of CSF yet to maintain a closed system. The system includes a buoyant float hingedly connected with the top of the collection chamber in one embodiment. When fluid rises in the collection chamber to a predetermined volume, buoyant force raises the float and causes a seal plug mounted on top of the float to seal one of an inflow port or a vent port. The float is limited to pivoting movement in one plane and to a certain angle within that plane. The system and method avoid overdrainage of CSF from the patient and overfilling of the collection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Integra LifeSciences Corporation, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Brian Hoffman, Michael McDermott, William R. Chang, Eric Scott Clasen
  • Patent number: 8500705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the analysis apparatus capable of collecting the body fluid such as urine or blood, for embodiment urination and measuring or calculating the specific constituent from the collected body urine, and the apparatus for collecting body fluid capable of using by connecting to the analysis apparatus and its related article, in which the apparatus for collecting and analyzing for the body fluid of a patient consists of the body fluid collecting part and the collecting part case, the apparatus for collecting body fluid consists of the body fluid collecting part, the total tube and adapter, the collecting part is constructed with the absorbing tube, the sensor tube, the cleansing tube and the passage and is attachable/detachable connected to the collecting part, a diaper and pants exclusive for a patient are provided as the related article such that it is convenient to possess and has effects in the urination having no relations to the intention of a patient or in case of unable to use
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Kyungin Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoung Hun Kim
  • Publication number: 20130112142
    Abstract: A rotary milking platform (1) comprises a plurality of apparatus, each of which comprises a platform (11) which forms a segment of the rotary platform (1). The platforms (11) define respective animal accommodating locations (3) for animals to be milked. A communicating opening (20) in each platform (11) is closed by a pair of closure plates (25) which are pivotal upwardly into an open state for separating the hind legs of an animal. A carriage (14) which is slideably carried beneath the platform (11) of each apparatus (10) in the directions of the arrows A and B. A teat cup carrier (15) is pivotally mounted in the carriage (14) of each apparatus (10) and is pivotal from a first state with teat cups (16) in the carrier (15) in a protective state extending horizontally and a second state with the teat cups (16) in a ready state extending vertically upwardly and ready for manual placement onto the teats of an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: DEWVALE LIMITED
    Inventors: Edmond Patrick Harty, SR., Edmond Patrick Harty, JR., John Harty
  • Publication number: 20130087101
    Abstract: A device suitable for attachment to a milking platform at a “milking position” has a strippings viewing area and a light source, which is operable to illuminate in a suitable manner the strippings viewing area to enhance the visibility to an operator of any mastitis symptoms in use and/or to illuminate the udder to facilitate inspection or treatment. The light source may also be operable to give continuous or intermittent colour signals to the operator and the device might also include an alpha-numeric area. The device might form part of a leg separator and/or sprayer and/or milk hose support. A milking platform with such a device is also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Graeme David McDougal, Jamie Christopher Joseph Mikkelson, Rodrick Peter Staheli
  • Patent number: 8375894
    Abstract: A teatcup liner comprises an upper mouthpiece, an intermediate barrel and a lower connecting tube. The upper mouthpiece further comprises a mouthpiece transition, a mouthpiece lip, and a groove on an outer surface of the upper mouthpiece to provide flexibility in the upper mouthpiece. The intermediate barrel extends along an axial direction for receiving a teat inserted axially thereinto through said mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Mofazzal H. Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8292857
    Abstract: A medical waste fluid collection and disposal system includes a medical waste fluid collection cart including first and second fluid collection canisters. A valve assembly selectively communicates with the canisters and a valve drive system controls the valve assembly. A liquid level sensor is positioned within each of the canisters. A cart processor communicates with the liquid level sensors and the valve drive system. A cart drain line communicates with the valve assembly and a receptacle, a cart flushing line communicates with the valve assembly and the receptacle and a cart data line and a cart power line communicate with the cart processor and the cart receptacle. A station includes a drain pump that communicates with a drainage system and a station drain line, a flushing pump that communicates with a source of washing liquid and a station flushing line and a station processor in communication with the drain and flushing pumps. A station data line communicates with the station processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Dornoch Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Martini, Lawrence Guerra
  • Publication number: 20120255495
    Abstract: A milking implement comprising a frame with, disposed thereon, at least one teat cup holder with a teat cup movable relative thereto, and a replacing element connected with the teat cup, wherein the frame further includes an intermediate arm connected with the frame and with the teat cup holder and having a first joint and a second joint about which the teat cup holder and the intermediate arm, respectively, are tiltable with the aid of the replacing element, and a spring coupled with the teat cup holder and the frame and, if desired, with the intermediate arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: MAASLAND N.V.
    Inventor: Karel VAN DEN BERG
  • Patent number: 8221366
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for automatically limiting the drainage of a bodily fluid such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from a patient into a collection chamber. The collection chamber includes a vent having an hydrophobic filter for the passage of air to facilitate the movement of CSF yet to maintain a closed system. The system includes a buoyant float hingedly connected with the top of the collection chamber in one embodiment. When fluid rises in the collection chamber to a predetermined volume, buoyant force raises the float and causes a seal plug mounted on top of the float to seal one of an inflow port or a vent port. The float is limited to pivoting movement in one plane and to a certain angle within that plane. The system and method avoid overdrainage of CSF from the patient and overfilling of the collection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hoffman, Michael McDermott, William R. Chang, Eric Scott Clasen
  • Patent number: 8220412
    Abstract: A milking implement comprising a frame with, disposed thereon, at least one teat cup holder with a teat cup movable relative thereto, and a replacing element connected with the teat cup, wherein the frame further includes an intermediate arm connected with the frame and with the teat cup holder and having a first joint and a second joint about which the teat cup holder and the intermediate arm, respectively, are tiltable with the aid of the replacing element, and a spring coupled with the teat cup holder and the frame and, if desired, with the intermediate arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Maasland N.V.
    Inventor: Karel Van Den Berg
  • Publication number: 20110239943
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milking device for milking animals, the required vacuum being, for example, generated by generating compressed air using a compressor and passing said compressed air through the system, the compressed air creating a vacuum at all required locations by means of the Venturi system. Because this vacuum differs at the various locations, the reduced pressure can be regulated precisely and adapted as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan Hanskamp
  • Publication number: 20110036296
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for milking animals, that can be carried by a person to any location, preferably in a bag such as a hand bag, side bag or backpack. The portable apparatus includes a carrying device, a power unit including a vacuum pipeline, a milk pipeline having a milk reservoir, and a milking claw unit, having one or more teat-cups. The vacuum pipeline provides suction force to the teat-cups that operatively draw milk from the animal udder. The milk pipeline operatively connects the teat-cups to the milk reservoir. Vacuum force further creates partial vacuum in the milk reservoir, and along with gravity the drawn milk flows to the milk reservoir. The portable apparatus can be used to milk animals located at sites accessible only by foot. The portable apparatus can be used to milk colostrums after parturition, and to milk animals having infected udder/teat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Moshe Uziel, Zvi Verfel
  • Publication number: 20100186676
    Abstract: A milking implement comprising a frame with, disposed thereon, at least one teat cup holder with a teat cup movable relative thereto, and a replacing element connected with the teat cup, wherein the frame further includes an intermediate arm connected with the frame and with the teat cup holder and having a first joint and a second joint about which the teat cup holder and the intermediate arm, respectively, are tiltable with the aid of the replacing element, and a spring coupled with the teat cup holder and the frame and, if desired, with the intermediate arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: MAASLAND N.V.
    Inventor: Karel Van Der Berg
  • Publication number: 20100180822
    Abstract: A milking system for extracting milk from milk producing animals and especially with elements for taking samples of the extracted milk includes in a flow direction from the animal: milk extracting elements for attachment to the animal, a milk conduit and a suction source, wherein the suction source is arranged to provide a vacuum to draw milk from the animal to a container. The milk extracting elements are adapted to provide air and milk intermittently into the milk conduit and are connected to the container via the milk conduit. The system also includes a milk sample conduit which is connected to the milk conduit. The milk conduit includes a bend for creating acceleration forces in the flow, and the sample conduit is connected to the milk conduit at the bend so as to sample milk subjected to the acceleration forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: DELAVAL HOLDING AB
    Inventor: Jonas Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 7726257
    Abstract: A device for milking animals includes a milking robot for automatically connecting at least two teat cups to the teats of an animal to be milked. The milk yielded is collected in a milk container. In each milk line, between a respective teat cup and the milk container, there is provided an auxiliary reservoir for collecting milk obtained at the beginning of the milking process. The auxiliary reservoir has an outlet aperture with a closing device. Each auxiliary reservoir is disposed in a respective mounting block, the various mounting blocks being arranged side by side, and the device is provided with an arrangement for simultaneously operating the closing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Maasland N.V.
    Inventor: Renatus Ignatius Josephus Fransen
  • Publication number: 20100089325
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milk tube for a milking unit, comprising two end regions lying opposite one another and an intermediate region, all regions being interconnected to form one piece. The intermediate region is composed of a soft material and at least one end region is composed of at least one hard material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Markus Auburger, Reinhard Frenser
  • Patent number: 7621898
    Abstract: A waste collection and disposal system for use in health care facilities is provided. The system includes a mobile waste collection unit for moving between use areas in the health care facility to collect waste material generated during medical procedures including body fluids, body tissues, saline, etc. The waste collection unit includes stacked upper and lower waste containers for receiving the waste material. During use, the upper waste container can be emptied into the lower waste container for temporary storage. In addition, different vacuum levels can be provided in the waste containers during complex procedures. Once a user desires to empty the waste collection unit, the waste collection unit is wheeled to a docking station. At the docking station, the waste material is off-loaded to a waste drain and the waste collection unit is cleaned and rinsed for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brent S. Lalomia, Stephen J. Reasoner, Stephen P. Isham, Chamara Gamhewage, Mark A. Wasserman, Glen D. Rocque, Troy E. Durnell, Grant T. Westphal, Brian MacLachlan
  • Patent number: 6857278
    Abstract: A process for cooling liquids wherein a coolant is cooled in a chiller during off-peak electrical demand periods, then directed to a first insulated storage vessel where it is stored until off-peak electrical demand periods have ended. During peak electrical demand periods, the coolant flows from the first insulated storage vessel to a flat plate heat exchanger, where a flow of liquid to be cooled, entering through a second conduit, is cooled. The cooled liquid exiting the heat exchanger is directed to a second insulated storage vessel where little or no further cooling of the liquid will be necessary during peak electrical demand periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventors: Duane A. Gruber, Michael E. Gruber
  • Patent number: 6796272
    Abstract: A teatcup liner series, having n liners L1 through Ln, enables selection of faster milking or less liner slip. A liner and/or the series is provided with variable groove width and/or material. A cost advantaged manufacturing method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Mofazzal H. Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 6776120
    Abstract: A teatcup liner and teatcup assembly are provided with controlled collapse constructions including ribs, notches, sleeves, and thickness variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Mofazzal H. Chowdhury
  • Publication number: 20040060373
    Abstract: A fluid receptacle for holding a fluid including a fluid outlet for allowing the fluid to drain from the fluid receptacle and a closure mechanism associated with the fluid outlet. The closure mechanism is configured to shut off the fluid outlet automatically after the fluid receptacle has been drained of the fluid. Also a method of operating a fluid receptacle for holding a fluid including filling at least a part of a fluid receptacle with fluid, operating an actuator of a closure mechanism to initiate draining of fluid from the fluid receptacle through a fluid outlet, and using the closure mechanism to automatically reseal the fluid outlet once the fluid receptacle has been drained of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: James Frederick Pharaoh
  • Patent number: 6631694
    Abstract: A teatcup liner series, having n liners L1 through Ln, has at least one selected parameter which varies liner to liner to provide selectable milking characteristics. The teatcup liner series is produced by a cost advantaged manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Mofazzal H. Chowdhury