Mounted On Receiver Patents (Class 141/330)
  • Patent number: 11085804
    Abstract: A measuring a closed-loop fluid transfer system is provided that includes a measuring adapter having a first end and a second ends, and a chamber located there between and configured to hold a volume of fluid. The measuring adapter includes a first receiving valve assembly located at the first end of the measuring adapter. The first receiving valve assembly includes a receiving valve member, at least a portion of which is separable from a portion of the first receiving valve assembly. This creates an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber when a force is exerted on the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly. A second valve assembly located at the second end of the measuring adapter includes a valve member. At least a portion of the valve member of the second valve assembly is separable from a portion of the second valve assembly to create an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BERICAP Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Freiburger, Brock Holley, Thomas Headley, Matthew Gevers
  • Patent number: 10968654
    Abstract: An anchor for supporting an elongate tubular object, the anchor including an elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end; a nozzle at said proximal end, the nozzle having an opening remote from said elongate tubular member; and, a funnel at the distal end, the funnel tapering from a minimum diameter at the tubular member to a maximum diameter remote from the tubular member; wherein the funnel, the elongate member, and the nozzle are in liquid communication. The anchor may further include at least one fin extending outwardly from the tubular member, a fixation device for securing an elongate tubular object inserted through the funnel and into the tubular member, and/or a collar having an outside diameter greater than that of an outside diameter of the elongate tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Kurt Franklyn Laffy
  • Patent number: 10669143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge housing comprising a diluting means, especially a water supply, a mixing chamber in which the diluting means and a beverage and/or food substrate are mixed, and an outlet. The cartridge housing is fitted with a hollow rod such that the sealing film of the cartridge is pierced as soon as the cartridge is inserted into the cartridge housing, thereby creating the flow connection between the cartridge and a mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FREEZIO AG
    Inventors: Marc Krüger, Günter Empl, Daniel Fischer
  • Patent number: 10639858
    Abstract: A flat-tire repair kit of the present invention is provided with a bottle, and a bottle attachment part, wherein a bottle opening part has a sealing member that seals a liquid agent inside the bottle, the bottle opening part or the bottle attachment part has a seal member that establishes liquid-tight connection after the start of relative rotation, the bottle attachment part has a seal-breaking protrusion part that comes in contact with the sealing member to break a seal after the start of establishment of the liquid-tight connection by the seal member, and the bottle opening part engages an attachment-side engaging part of the bottle attachment part after the breakage of the seal of the seal member by the seal-breaking protrusion part to prevent the bottle opening part from performing relative rotation in an opposite rotating direction with respect to the bottle attachment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuyoshi Hamatani
  • Patent number: 10639684
    Abstract: An apparatus for draining a container comprises a vessel with a top opening configured such that the container in an upright orientation can pass downward into the vessel through the top opening. A knife assembly mounted under the top opening has a pointed upper end with right and left blades sloping downward and laterally away from the pointed upper end. The pointed upper end and the blades are configured to cut a flap in a floor of the container when the container is lowered through the top opening and pushed downward against the knife assembly. A push member pushes the flap upward from its remaining attachment along one side thereof as the container is pushed downward. The vessel can be mounted on a stand and include vertical exterior grooves configured to engage corresponding vertical stand members to prevent rotation of the vessel with respect to the stand during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Bourgault Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Kurt Luchia, Gerry Miller, Geoff Bedard
  • Patent number: 10562751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge housing comprising a diluting means, especially a water supply, a mixing chamber in which the diluting means and a beverage and/or food substrate are mixed, and an outlet. The cartridge housing is fitted with a hollow rod such that the sealing film of the cartridge is pierced as soon as the cartridge is inserted into the cartridge housing, thereby creating the flow connection between the cartridge and a mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Freezio AG
    Inventors: Marc Krüger, Günter Empl, Daniel Fischer
  • Patent number: 10407223
    Abstract: An improved device for enabling a non-sterile container of liquid, such as, for example, a bottle to be introduced into a sterile environment. In one embodiment, the device seals the non-sterile container within a drape so that the non-sterile container can be introduced into the sterile environment. The device may include a drape having an interior cavity for receiving the non-sterile container and a cap coupled to the enclosure for coupling to the non-sterile container so that the liquid product may flow through the sterile cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: REPLIGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Woods, Michelle Fleming
  • Patent number: 10407291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge comprising a wall region, to one end of which a connection region is connected, which is closed particularly with a membrane, and on the opposite end of which optionally a bottom region is provided, the wall region and optionally the bottom region containing a cavity which receives a beverage and/or food substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Freezio AG
    Inventors: Marc Krüger, Günter Empl, Daniel Fischer
  • Patent number: 10365141
    Abstract: A measuring a closed-loop fluid transfer system is provided that includes a measuring adapter having a first end and a second ends, and a chamber located there between and configured to hold a volume of fluid. The measuring adapter includes a first receiving valve assembly located at the first end of the measuring adapter. The first receiving valve assembly includes a receiving valve member, at least a portion of which is separable from a portion of the first receiving valve assembly. This creates an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber when a force is exerted on the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly. A second valve assembly located at the second end of the measuring adapter includes a valve member. At least a portion of the valve member of the second valve assembly is separable from a portion of the second valve assembly to create an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Tuthill Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Freiburger, Brock Holley, Thomas Headley, Matthew Gevers
  • Patent number: 10350343
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to allow multiple patients to receive peritoneal dialysis treatment at a walk-in facility without having to keep fresh dialysis solution on hand themselves. The walk-in facility is enabled to receive a peritoneal dialysis prescription from a patient, verify the prescription, determine the appropriate treatment for the patient, provide the patient with the appropriate dialysis solution in the appropriate amount, and enable the patient to undergo a dialysis treatment at the facility. The walk-in facility can also be enabled to monitor the patient's home dialysis treatment and to adjust the patient's treatment at the facility accordingly. The facility can be enabled to produce dialysis solution on demand by manufacturing the solution from solution components according to a patient's prescription. Moreover, the facility can use a sorbent system to regenerate effluent dialysis solution into fresh dialysis solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventor: Marc Steven Minkus
  • Patent number: 10293091
    Abstract: A dialysis system including a disposable fluid pumping cassette including at least one flexible membrane attached to a housing and at least one port extending from the housing, the at least one port including a spike; at least one dialysis fluid supply in fluid communication with at least one tubing and tubing connector; an autoconnection device including a shuttle for moving the at least one tubing and tubing connector towards the spike of the at least one port, the autoconnection device including at least one lead screw in mechanical communication with the shuttle, a motor and power transmission equipment to transmit power from the motor to the at least one lead screw; and a controller programmed to operate the motor to move the at least one tubing and tubing connector towards the spike of the at least one port of the disposable fluid pumping cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Patrick Lee, Andrey Kopychev, Douglas Reitz, Rodolfo Roger, John E. Steck
  • Patent number: 10215169
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for introducing a liquid into a vessel. A fluid layering system includes a pump connected to a line connected to a connector, such that the connector provides an air-tight fit with the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Quarre, Edward Shafer, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Patent number: 10047742
    Abstract: A pump includes: a base with a through-hole flanked by an intake-hole and discharge-hole; an external cylinder fixed to the base; an end-fitting element disposed at external cylinder and having a through-hole; an internal cylinder inserted into the through-hole of end-fitting element and thereby partially received in external cylinder to fit coaxially inside external cylinder; a handle fixed to internal cylinder; a delivery pipe fixed to the base's through-hole and received coaxially in internal cylinder; an internal cylinder piston fixed to delivery pipe and received in internal cylinder; an external cylinder piston fixed to internal cylinder, received in external cylinder, and having a through-hole penetrated by delivery pipe; a check-valve disposed in intake-hole to ensure unidirectional gas movement therein; a discharge-valve disposed in discharge-hole; a control element for controlling discharge-valve to open and close; and a guide-channel communicating with the base's through-hole and intake-hole and co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BETO ENGINEERING AND MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lopin Wang
  • Patent number: 10010885
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reagent dispenser apparatus. The reagent dispenser apparatus has a reagent container having a dispense port operable to open and close to dispense reagent. Dispense port may include a valve operable to dispense reagent from a bottom of the reagent container. Reagent dispensing apparatus, immunoassay apparatus and methods of operating the reagent dispenser apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Edwards
  • Patent number: 9932218
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a beverage includes a housing, a first receptacle, a second receptacle, a cutting assembly, a water source, and at least one water outlet. The first receptacle is positioned in the housing for accepting a first beverage container containing a liquid. The second receptacle is positioned in the housing for accepting a second beverage container containing a liquid. The cutting assembly has a cutting blade that is movable relative to the first and second receptacles for opening the first and second containers substantially simultaneously so that liquid stored therein can be at least in part evacuated. The water source is coupled to the housing The at least one water outlet is associated with one or more of the first and second receptacles for adding water to the liquid from the first and second beverage containers from the water source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BIBO BARMAID LLC
    Inventors: Douglas F. Melville, Jr., Gary M. Barch, Craig Bures, Debra L. Walker
  • Patent number: 9802030
    Abstract: A fluid pathway connection includes a piercing member, a connection hub, and a sliding pierceable seal, wherein the sliding pierceable seal is configured to move from a first position, where the piercing member is initially retained within a sterile cavity between the connection hub and the sliding pierceable seal, to a second position, where the pierceable seal has been penetrated by the piercing member. A filter may be utilized to enclose the sterile cavity from the outside environment. The fluid pathway connection may further be configured to move to a third position where one or more interconnects and/or one or more corresponding contacts are permitted to transmit a signal to the user. Such fluid pathway connections may be integrated into a drug container having a barrel and a plunger seal. A drug delivery pump includes such integrated fluid pathway connections and drug containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Clemente, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Ryan M. Agard, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli
  • Patent number: 9718010
    Abstract: An oil filter module may include a casing and a filter therein. The oil filter module may also include a cap coupled to the casing, and including a drain nipple protruding downward from a portion of the cap corresponding to a bottom support plate of the filter with a drain hole formed in the drain nipple. The oil filter module may further include a drain pin coupled to the drain nipple so as to be removable so that the drain hole is open or closed by the drain pin. A rotation groove having a rotating axis of the casing may be formed in a lower surface of the bottom support plate. The drain hole may be formed at a position corresponding to the rotation groove, and the drain pin may be seated at one end thereof onto a bottom of the rotation groove when the drain pin is coupled to the drain nipple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Sangpil Byun, Giwon Park
  • Patent number: 9604351
    Abstract: An oil filter removal and drain system including an oil-filter-removal assembly and a drain-attachment assembly in functional combination. The oil-filter-removal assembly includes a top-frame, a bottom-frame, a geared-socket-hub, a filter-socket, a plurality of geared-clamp-jaws, a filter-gasket, and a toggle-clamp in functional and structural combination. The drain-attachment assembly includes a drain-attachment-body, a drain-toggle-clamp, a drain-nipple, and a filter-cutter. The drain-attachment assembly is removably affixable to the oil-filter-removal assembly via the plurality keyhole-stud-receivers of the drain-attachment assembly accepting and retaining the plurality of keyhole-studs of the oil-filter-removal assembly. An oil-filter-removal assembly may be used on many different types of fluid filters (e.g., hydraulic fluid, diesel fuel, engine oil, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Semor David Tofte
  • Patent number: 9598204
    Abstract: A lid for a container for bulk material includes a flange for sealing the lid to the container, the flange having an internal peripheral edge. The lid further includes a skim plate having an outer peripheral edge and an aperture sized to receive a barrel of a device for dispensing bulk material. A first tear strip is disposed between the outer peripheral edge of the skim plate and the internal peripheral edge of the flange to release the skim plate from the flange. A small disk portion is disposed in the aperture of the skim plate. A second tear strip is disposed between the outer peripheral edge of the small disk portion and the aperture to release the small disk portion from the skim plate. The flange, skim plate, small disk portion, the first annular tear strip and the second annular tear strip all comprise a unitary molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Albion Engineering Company
    Inventor: Mark C. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9506590
    Abstract: A coupler for a fluid system includes: a coupling device made of an inflexible polymeric material, the coupling device including a body defining a fluid passage therethrough that is connected to an aperture sized to receive a mating coupling device, the coupling device including a latch configured to move between an uncoupled state and a coupled state to couple the mating coupling device thereto; and a base made of a flexible polymeric material, the base including a flange member sized to be coupled to a bladder of the fluid hydration system, and the base including a receiving member sized to receive at least a portion of the coupling device. The base is overmolded over the coupling device to form the coupler, the coupler being fluid-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Grant Armin Wilhelm, Dennis Daniel Downs, Mark F. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9440840
    Abstract: A water dispenser includes a raw water container having an inner tube a water outlet port of the raw water container. The inner tube is provided with a stepped portion having a smaller diameter at its portion closer to the interior of the raw water container, and a fastening belt portion formed contiguous to the stepped portion on the smaller diameter side thereof. The water server also includes a joint portion in the form of a cylindrical member including a straight portion (73) configured to be fitted tightly to the fastening belt portion, and provided with a water flow hole formed in a size so as not to cover the entire axial width of the fastening belt portion while the straight portion is being inserted into the fastening belt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Cosmo Life
    Inventor: Yoshinori Orita
  • Patent number: 9422144
    Abstract: Devices and methods for clamping a beverage extraction device to a beverage container, such as a wine bottle. One or more clamp arms may be arranged to clamp the extraction device to a wine bottle as well as allow the device to be supported upright on a table top. Clamp arms may include tab and ridge features that operate to properly engage and position a wide variety of different bottle neck shapes relative to the device. The one or more clamp arms may move the bottle neck distally, e.g., toward a resilient pad, so that the neck is suitably positioned relative to the device. Proper positioning and engagement of the neck may allow for desired piercing of a cork or other closure of the bottle by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 9241874
    Abstract: A container is provided for storing a product, such as a fat containing liquid product, and includes a body defining a chamber for receiving the product; and a container closure including a sealing portion for sealing the product within the chamber. The container closure includes a member forming a substantially fluid-tight seal between the container closure and the body; a nipple in fluid communication with the chamber that seals the chamber with respect to the ambient atmosphere during storage of the product in the chamber and that can be opened to dispense product from the chamber therethrough; and a needle penetrable and laser resealable portion that is penetrable by the needle for aseptically filling the chamber with the product, and that is thermally resealable by the application of laser radiation thereto to seal the product within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MedInstill Development LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Benoit Adamo, John Guthy, Nathaniel Houle, Brian Tulley, Jeffrey Willey
  • Patent number: 9216888
    Abstract: An assembly for purging a canister into a tank and for rinsing the canister, the canister having a floor, the assembly including a “A” configured lance having a plurality of legs and a bar, each leg among the plurality of legs forming a blade having an upper end and an outer edge, the blades' upper ends and outer edges being sharpened for, upon upward impingement against the canisters' floor, dividing the floor into a plurality of sections, each section among the plurality of sections being configured as a flexible leaf, the bar member forming and functioning both as a leaf deflecting mandrel, and as a rotatable sprinkler head, the “A” configured lance and associated sprinkler head configured mandrel being mountable within the tank by suspension hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Ethan Eck
  • Patent number: 9010574
    Abstract: A container (1, 2) for storing and dispensing a liquid, the container including an access port (16) having a frangible seal (18) for allowing contained liquid to be dispensed. A vent (19) permeable to vapour but impermeable to liquid is also provided so that vapour may be vented from the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Saban Ventures Pty Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Gasser, Stephen Hill
  • Patent number: 9010588
    Abstract: Devices and methods for clamping a beverage extraction device to a beverage container, such as a wine bottle. One or more clamp arms may be arranged to clamp the extraction device to a wine bottle as well as allow the device to be supported upright on a table top. Clamp arms may include tab and ridge features that operate to properly engage and position a wide variety of different bottle neck shapes relative to the device. The one or more clamp arms may move the bottle neck distally, e.g., toward a resilient pad, so that the neck is suitably positioned relative to the device. Proper positioning and engagement of the neck may allow for desired piercing of a cork or other closure of the bottle by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 8997800
    Abstract: A system (10) for removing a pipettable substance from a pre-filled container (20), which is closed off by a top (30) having at least one opening area (40), comprises an opening tool (100) having a tube (110), which has a cross-section corresponding substantially to the shape of the opening area and which comprises at a distal end (120) an endpiece (140) extending substantially obliquely relative to the longitudinal axis of the tube, which moves a part of the top (30) located inside the opening area (40) towards the container when the opening tool is applied, so as to form an opening in the top, and a point of attack (150) for a transporting tool (200). The opening tool (100) is designed to remain on the container (20) after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Qiagen GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Voit, Andrea Wildhaber
  • Patent number: 8985162
    Abstract: A device connecting a recipient closed by a perforatable stopper and a container for a needle, comprising a base for mounting the container, the base defining a central bore and comprising means for mounting on the recipient, the needle pertaining to a subset engaged in the central bore forming part of the device, for mounting on the container, and being arranged in the central bore parallel to the bore's longitudinal axis, and a sealing sleeve arranged in the central bore, around the needle and in contact therewith, the base being a single component and comprising a body for perforating the stopper extending from an intermediate wall of the base, away from the central bore and parallel to its central axis, up to a distal end, the perforating body being hollow and the inner space thereof communicating with the central bore and with a space radially surrounding its distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Biocorp Recherche et Developpement
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 8950929
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing a liquid from a sealed container directly into a closed chamber comprises a container containing a liquid component of bone cement and plugged with a plug, and a closed chamber comprising a receiving port for receiving the sealed container, wherein the receiving port is configured to receive the liquid component in direct response to manual insertion of the sealed container through the receiving port using an open loop system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Oren Globerman, Mordechay Beyar
  • Publication number: 20150013837
    Abstract: An adaptor for coupling with a medical container, including: a tubular body receiving a pierceable elastomeric piece, defining an inner cavity of the adaptor, the pierceable elastomeric piece being movable within the tubular body between a first position, in which a distal part of the pierceable elastomeric piece forms a seal of the cavity, and a second position, proximally spaced from the first position, in which the distal part opens the seal of the cavity, an air inlet, a filtering system for filling the inner cavity with decontaminated air, and a gripping member for securing the adaptor to the medical container. Also, an assembly comprising such an adaptor and a medical container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Laurent Barrelle, Anthony C.J. Fernando
  • Patent number: 8910829
    Abstract: Devices and methods for guiding a needle in movement through a bottle closure, such as a cork, to extract fluids from the bottle without removal of the cork. A needle may be attached to a device body by a needle base, which includes a surface arranged to engage with a needle guide to guide movement of the needle base and needle relative to the guide. A needle guide may also provide a shield for the needle tip and/or a needle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Lazaris, Otto Deruntz, Mike Rider
  • Patent number: 8905994
    Abstract: Valve assemblies for use with a liquid container and a drug vial for enabling an initial transfer of liquid contents from the liquid container to the drug vial for liquid drug formation purposes and subsequent transfer of liquid drug contents from the drug vial to the liquid container for administration purposes. Liquid drug transfer sets can include a valve assembly pre-attached to a liquid container. Alternatively, liquid drug transfer sets can include a valve assembly packaged in sterile blister packaging ready for attachment to a liquid container prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MEDIMOP Medical Projects, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Niv Ben Shalom
  • Publication number: 20140345748
    Abstract: An aseptic sampling system comprises sampler and interface assemblies. Each assembly comprises a housing defining separate sterile enclosures. An air lock provides aseptic joining of the enclosures within the sampler and interface assemblies, and a re-sealable liquid connection mechanism operates within the lock. The sampler and interface assemblies, when connected, form an outer protective surface comprising the housings of the sampler and interface assemblies, the protective surface providing a sterile internal enclosure and air lock and an air-tight barrier between outer non-sterile, and inner sterile, atmospheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Pall Europe Limited
    Inventors: Samson Salman Rogers, David Micah Katz, Neil Pollock
  • Patent number: 8839828
    Abstract: A system having a medication reservoir for a medication dosing apparatus for administering a liquid medication, and having a medication supply container holding the liquid medication, a filling device being provided for the automatic filling of the medication reservoir with the medication coming from the medication supply container. Fluidic connections may be provided between individual components for transfer and filling of the liquid medication. This system for administering a medication has the advantage that reliable and simple filling of the medication may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dick Scholten, Michael Stumber
  • Patent number: 8839826
    Abstract: A device for storing and/or dosing a solvent for dissolving a substance that is to be used in liquid form has a container, a mounting mechanism for mounting the container on a vessel, preferably a reagent vessel from the laboratory sector, and an opener for opening the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Eidam
  • Patent number: 8795231
    Abstract: An automated reservoir filling system for a portable medical device is disclosed. The system includes a vial sealed by a septum partially filled with a liquid and a gas occupying a headspace. The system further includes a reservoir with a volume defined between a reservoir septum and a plunger head. The plunger head is coupled to a plunger arm which is further coupled to a drive system. Further included is a transfer system with a vial end that pierces the vial septum and remains in contact with the liquid, and a reservoir end that pierces the reservoir septum and remains in the reservoir volume. A controller coupled to the drive system to actuates the drive system automatically drawing fluid from the vial to the reservoir through the degas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Arsen Ibranyan, Eric M. Lorenzen, Edgardo C. Halili
  • Patent number: 8784917
    Abstract: The invention concerns a new food product (1) in the form of a meal comprising food (4) and a sauce (5), intended to be mixed for consumption of the meal, in closed packaging (1) comprising a container (2) in which the food (4) is placed and a lid (3) in which the sauce (5) is placed, the sauce being separated from the food by a seal (7) which closes off the part of the lid (3) facing the food (4) characterized in that the container (2) comprises a mechanism (11) to tear the seal (7) when the lid (3) is turned concurrently to the container (2) between a pre-tearing position of the seal (7) and a tearing position of the seal (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Claude Sebban
  • Patent number: 8783304
    Abstract: A fuel reservoir for dispensing liquid fuel with a dispensing appliance includes a container having an opening, a liquid fuel in the container, a needle-pierceable septum disposed across the opening of the container, and a locking surface disposed on an exterior surface of the container and configured to engage a locking mechanism of a dispensing appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: INI Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry J. Markoski, Timothy C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8708006
    Abstract: A system for and method of refilling a liquid in a container. The system includes a one-way valve attachable to a liquid storage container. In a particular embodiment, the system is operable to refill a container for a liquid soap dispenser via the one-way valve and a hose connected to a refilling reservoir, through the operation of a pump. A method of refilling a liquid storage container using the inventive system is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Gary A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140097198
    Abstract: Devices and methods for guiding a needle in movement through a bottle closure, such as a cork, to extract fluids from the bottle without removal of the cork. A needle may be attached to a device body by a needle base, which includes a surface arranged to engage with a needle guide to guide movement of the needle base and needle relative to the guide. A needle guide may also provide a shield for the needle tip and/or a needle opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Coravin, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Lazaris, Otto Deruntz, Mike Rider
  • Publication number: 20140083565
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hollow needle (1) for a sample pipettor in an automated analysis instrument, which sample pipettor is suitable for withdrawing sample liquid from a sealed sample vessel by virtue of the cover or the cap of the sample vessel being pierced by the hollow needle (1). The hollow needle (1) has a substantially straight cylindrical basic shape with a tip (8) for piercing a cover and enables a removal of sample liquid, comparatively less susceptible to errors, from a sample vessel in an automated analysis instrument. In the region of the tip (8) of the hollow needle (1), a number of faces (22, 26, 28, 30) have been introduced in such a way that the radial force components resulting at the respective faces (22, 26, 28, 30) during an axial movement into an elastic material cancel one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Kressirer, Eike Ziechner
  • Patent number: 8671994
    Abstract: A syringe filling apparatus having a housing, a fluid reservoir, and a port for providing a fluid pathway between the syringe and the fluid reservoir. The apparatus has an alarm to indicate the fluid level within the reservoir. The apparatus has a heating system for heating the fluid within the reservoir to a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Inter-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, Dennis Cotic
  • Patent number: 8667996
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device for transferring fluid between a supply reservoir and a fill reservoir includes a metering reservoir and a manifold that forms at least part of a first channel that is fluidly connected with the metering reservoir. The first channel comprises a first cannula extending from the manifold. The manifold forms at least part of a second channel fluidly connected with the metering reservoir. The second channel comprises a second cannula extending from the manifold. A third channel extends through the manifold and comprises a third cannula having a first end proximate a distal end of the first cannula and a second end proximate a distal end of the second cannula. A first check valve is disposed within the first channel and a second check valve is disposed within the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Valeritas, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Gonnelli, Steven F. Levesque, Robert L. Standley
  • Patent number: 8667997
    Abstract: An apparatus for the handling of hazardous fluids includes a collection vessel, a collection vessel connector, a dose control connector, a unit dose container, a delivery control connector, and a delivery site access device. The collection vessel contains the fluid prior to dispensing, the unit dose container contains a predetermined amount of the fluid for dispensing, the delivery site access device provides access to an intended delivery site, and the connector attaches pieces of the apparatus to one another. The method of the invention allows needle-free connections to be made for the apparatus, using a predetermined arrangement of the pieces of the apparatus, and in one embodiment, employs deformable elastomeric valves capable of creating a decreased pressure at a valve surface, so that upon closure of said valves, a fluid on the surface on the valves is withdrawn within the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal Health 414, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Costanzo
  • Publication number: 20140053953
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a metal cannula is disclosed. The method includes the step of providing a metal cannula having a longitudinal axis and defining a fluid channel. Next, the metal cannula is pressed to substantially close the fluid channel and define a first segment and a second segment. In a next step, the metal cannula is cut to separate the first segment from the second segment of the metal cannula. Each of the first and second segments have a pressed edge. The pressed edge substantially seals the fluid channel and has two pressed corners. Afterwards, each of the pressed corners are cut from the pressed edge of the first segment to define a pair of side openings and a distal blunt edge on the first segment. The side openings are in fluid communication with the fluid channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: James L. Carlyon, Gregory Steube
  • Patent number: 8651134
    Abstract: A draining tool useful for controlled draining of a fluid container, such as a threaded spin-on type oil filter. The draining tool includes a piercing pin having a tapered point, striking head, resilient spring, resilient spring retainer assembly, and piercing pin retainer assembly. The draining tool includes a central block having an axial bore housing the piercing pin, and an internal chamber having a channel permitting drainage of fluid from the internal chamber. One end of the central block provides an attachment assembly suitable for holding the tool against the fluid container allowing the fluid container to be pierced by the piercing pin and the internal chamber to receive fluid flowing from the fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20140041749
    Abstract: A residual fuel removal system from the fuel tanks of vehicles raised upon a automotive lift or driven over a automotive work pit. The device features a power driven translating member for piercing the fuel tank. The member has an axial passage for communication of fluid from the distal end or a spear or sealing component, to a reservoir. The hole produced by a piercing spear tip can be adapted to allow the insertion of a bung (where required). The piercing member is surrounded by a funneling basin to direct all exiting liquid to a through the axial passage to the reservoir. The device can be engaged upon a rolling support or on an arm of a pivoting wall mounted support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Chris Kightly
  • Patent number: 8640744
    Abstract: An apparatus for repairing and/or inflating a damaged and/or deflated inflatable article, includes a first container (1) for receiving and retaining for dispensing a sealant composition, a second container (100) which has housed thereon a compressor assembly which is releasably connectable to the first container (1), and means (200) allowing for controlled dispensing of the sealant composition from the first container (1) to the inflatable article, the said compressor assembly includes a housing (201) for a compressor which defines, with the interposition of valve means (200) a seating for the first container (1). The valve means (200) includes a main body portion which, in use, is releasably connected to neck portions of both the first and second containers (1,100). The valve means (200) includes passageways (203, 220) to be connected, via hoses (205, 223) to the first container (1) and inflatable article respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Trydel Research Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Terence Dowel
  • Patent number: 8636041
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for delivering therapeutic fluids transcutaneously to a body of a patient via a fluid delivery device and an adapter is provided. A Luer slip connector is provided at a first connecting end of the adapter. A therapeutic fluid container is connected with the second connecting end such that the container's neck is received in the second connecting end and a hollow penetrating member provided in the adapter punctures the septum of the container to admit the therapeutic fluid into a needle-less syringe from the container. After, fluid emerges from the tip of the penetrating member, the second connecting end of the adapter is attached to the fluid delivery device, thereby filling the reservoir with the fluid and pushing the syringe plunger forward to inject fluid into reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
    Inventor: Ofer Yodfat
  • Patent number: RE48573
    Abstract: An oil filter module may include a casing and a filter therein. The oil filter module may also include a cap coupled to the casing, and including a drain nipple protruding downward from a portion of the cap corresponding to a bottom support plate of the filter with a drain hole formed in the drain nipple. The oil filter module may further include a drain pin coupled to the drain nipple so as to be removable so that the drain hole is open or closed by the drain pin. A rotation groove having a rotating axis of the casing may be formed in a lower surface of the bottom support plate. The drain hole may be formed at a position corresponding to the rotation groove, and the drain pin may be seated at one end thereof onto a bottom of the rotation groove when the drain pin is coupled to the drain nipple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Sangpil Byun, Giwon Park