With Guard Or Screen For Operator Patents (Class 141/97)
  • Patent number: 9522594
    Abstract: A mis-fuel inhibitor (MFI) assembly is configured to prevent an improper fuel nozzle from dispensing fuel into a fuel tank. The assembly may include a main body having an MFI nozzle passage formed therethrough. The main body is configured to allow a proper fuel nozzle to pass through the MFI nozzle passage, and prevent the improper fuel nozzle from passing therethrough. The assembly may also include at least one securing member configured to connect to the main body within a fuel fill line. The securing member(s) is configured to securely retain the main body within the fuel fill line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Kim, Miguel Sanchez, Paul M. Sutenbach, Stephen Sperando
  • Patent number: 9222604
    Abstract: Embodiments of seal device prevent migration of vapor into compartments that house electronics in a fuel dispensing unit. These embodiments deploy about conduits in a vapor barrier to seal gaps between the conduit and opening in plates of the vapor barrier and/or other components that separate the electronics from fuel-handing components. In one or more embodiments, the sealing device forms a radial seal about the conduit and a planar seal with the vapor barrier, where the sealing device is configured to maintain the planar seal and to allow relative movement of the conduit with respect to the vapor barrier in the opening. This relative movement can occur as a result of connection of the conduit to the fuel-handling components, e.g., a motor that can change position due to operation and/or natural settling of the support structure that supports the motor in the dispensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Mattias G. Martensson, Bengt I. Larsson
  • Patent number: 8863790
    Abstract: An apparatus for filling containers, has an entrance through which open containers can be introduced into the apparatus, including at least one transport device which conveys the containers along a predefined transport path, and an exit via which the containers can be discharged from the apparatus. The speed at which the transport device conveys the containers is variable, and the apparatus comprises at least one filling device which fills the containers at least partially with a liquid medium on the transport path between the entrance and the exit. The apparatus includes a housing, and arranged in the interior of the housing is at least one sterilization device in the form of a ?-radiation unit which sterilizes components of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Manfred Ziegler, Jochen Krueger
  • Patent number: 8459316
    Abstract: Safety cabinet for filling self-contained breathing apparatus bottles comprising a housing body with high-strength walls, openable on its front and top sides and forming a work surface fitted with a plurality of tapered rubber rollers, linked at their narrow ends and arranged to form a bed of supporting rollers for the bottles to be filled, arranged horizontally and to which the respective filling taps are attached. The housing body is closed using a vertical front door and a horizontal top door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Suero Castaño, Alberto Perez Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8360114
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting a user in loading a syringe with medication from a medicinal vial comprising an elongated guide having a syringe well and a vial well, the syringe well having a syringe well opening along a surface of the guide. A syringe guide member inserted into and removable from the syringe well through the syringe well opening, the syringe guide member having a bore for receiving and guiding the syringe. The vial well receiving the vial. The guide has a wall separating the syringe well and the vial well, the wall having an aperture formed therethrough providing communication between one end of the bore and the vial, the recess mutually adjacent with the wall. The guide includes a displaceable cover enclosing the syringe well and the vial well. The guide may also include a magnifying element coupled to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Niles Clark
  • Patent number: 8360111
    Abstract: A method for squeezing at least one fruit wedge, including providing at least one fruit wedge, providing a disposable funnel having substantially circular cross-section formed from a substantially stretchable material, the disposable funnel having an inlet and an outlet, inserting the fruit wedge through the inlet of the disposable funnel until the fruit wedge is substantially enclosed by the disposable funnel, providing a bottle having a neck, inserting the outlet of the disposable funnel into or stretching the disposable funnel over the neck of the bottle, squeezing the disposable funnel until juice separated from the fruit wedge is squirted through the outlet into the bottle and, squeezing the disposable funnel with sufficient force so that the fruit wedge is expelled from the funnel to substantially reside in the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Dawn Lynn Morgan
  • Patent number: 8287513
    Abstract: A female piercing member protection device for connection with a male connection part, and a method for connecting the device to a male connection part. The device includes an outer casing and a connection member at least partly enclosed in the outer casing. The outer casing is moveable between first and second positions. In the first position, the connection member is substantially locked from movement along the longitudinal axis A, and in the second position the connection member is able to move along the longitudinal axis A. The device also has an activated position and an inactivated position. When the outer casing is in the second position, a deformable locking device is prevented from deformation by the outer casing to prevent disengagement of the male connection part. A secure piercing member protection device significantly minimizes the risk for a user to be exposed to contaminants and the piercing member itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventors: Anna Ellstrom, Tobias Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 8225825
    Abstract: A fire extinguisher filling aid system includes a fire extinguisher and a fill nozzle that is positioned on and fluidly coupled to the fire extinguisher to fill the fire extinguisher. A bottom plate has a top side, a bottom side and a perimeter edge. A bottom end of the extinguisher is positioned on the bottom plate. An upper plate has an upper side, a lower side and a peripheral edge. The peripheral edge has a notch therein. The notch has a width smaller than the fill nozzle and larger than a fill line fluidly coupled to the nozzle to allow the fill line to be positioned within the notch while the upper plate rests upon the fill nozzle. A plurality of tethers is attached to and extends between the upper and bottom plates to retain the fill nozzle on the fire extinguisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Jerry L. Wilhelmi
  • Patent number: 8141597
    Abstract: An installation for filling an aerosol container with liquid, whereby the aerosol container including at least one frame, elements for holding a scoop of liquid for filling on the frame at a mount point located above the point where the aerosol container is mounted, a pushing element with a removable piston head, and elements that indicate when the piston head is not attached to the pushing element. The indicating elements assume the shape of a movable stop between an active position—in which the stop is placed on the trajectory followed by the scoop during its installation in its mount point on the frame and prevents the installation—and an inactive position—in which the stop allows the installation, whereby this stop, returned to the active position, is held in the inactive position by the piston head, in the attached state of the piston head on the pushing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fillon Technologies
    Inventor: Antoine Chassaing
  • Patent number: 7921883
    Abstract: A hydrogen dispenser comprises a programmable controller and a user interface operably connected to the programmable controller. The programmable controller has a plurality of user-selectable hydrogen dispensing rate algorithms. The user interface offers the plurality of user-selectable hydrogen dispensing rate algorithms and is used for setting a user-selected dispensing rate algorithm from among the plurality of user-selectable hydrogen dispensing rate algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Perry Cohen, David John Farese, Keith David Gourley
  • Patent number: 7905258
    Abstract: A ventilation assembly for a machine for the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals. The ventilation assembly includes a suction apparatus and release apparatus for generating a circulation of air within a vacuum dispensing chamber, a product filling calibrator accommodated in the dispensing chamber and presenting a cavity accommodating a container to be filled with radiopharmaceutical, and a suction conduit adapted to connect a bottom portion of the accommodating cavity to the suction apparatus for creating a one-way flow in the accommodating cavity. Also, a machine that includes the ventilation assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Comecer S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Bedeschi
  • Publication number: 20100206425
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for filling containers with radioactive materials are described. In certain embodiments, the systems comprise a shielding material that substantially defines a chamber and, preferably, substantially blocks radioactivity, a conduit extending through the shielding material into the chamber, and a securing unit that is disposed in the chamber proximal to the conduit and is adapted to receive a container through the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: DRAXIS SPECIALITY PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Tartaglia
  • Patent number: 7728309
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a high throughput screening method and system, which can be used to screen a plurality of fluid samples to ascertain their corresponding information. For example, a polymer solution sample is screened to ascertain information about its micro structure character such as including its crystallinity property. The high throughput screen system comprises a plurality of sampling passages and one or more screening devices for screening multiple samples simultaneously or almost simultaneously to get their corresponding information so as to meet research requirement of the relevant field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Yashentech Corporation
    Inventors: Peijun Cong, Zhuo Wang, Youqi Wang
  • Patent number: 7712491
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically dispensing a radioactive dose by filling a container, such as a vial or disposable syringe, with a required radioactive dose in a sterile environment; the apparatus being stand alone and radioactive-shielded. The apparatus further includes a control device for accurately dispensing and diluting the required radioactive dose using an online radioactivity measurement, which does not require knowledge of the volumetric radioactivity of the stock solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: Henri-Jaques Tochon-Danguy, Stanislav Samuel Poniger
  • Patent number: 7523768
    Abstract: An installation for filling a receptacle includes at least one frame delimiting a chamber closed at least partially by a protective door for the reception of an aerosol receptacle to be filled with liquid product, this chamber housing, elements for holding a cup adapted to receive the product to be filled at a position located above the place for reception of the aerosol receptacle in a position of contact with the valve of the aerosol receptacle, and a pusher element movable between at least two operative positions to give rise, by pressing on the liquid contained in the cup, the transfer of this liquid through an opening of the cup into the aerosol receptacle. The movement of the pusher element between its different operative positions is controlled by the movement of opening the protective door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Fillon Investissement
    Inventor: Antoine Chassaing
  • Publication number: 20080185069
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting a user in loading a syringe with medication from a medicinal vial comprising an elongated guide having a syringe well and a vial well, the syringe well having a syringe well opening along a surface of the guide. A syringe guide member inserted into and removable from the syringe well through the syringe well opening, the syringe guide member having a bore for receiving and guiding the syringe. The vial well receiving the vial. The guide has a wall separating the syringe well and the vial well, the wall having an aperture formed therethrough providing communication between one end of the bore and the vial, the recess mutually adjacent with the wall. The guide includes a displaceable cover enclosing the syringe well and the vial well. The guide may also include a magnifying element coupled to the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Niles Clark
  • Patent number: 7381127
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for transferring hazardous material between the interior of a container and the chamber of a fume hood having a port that includes a flexible enclosure with an upper surface, a lower surface and a side surface; a first conduit extending from the enclosure to connect to the port; a second conduit extending from the enclosure to connect with the container; and a pair of glove ports in the enclosure outer wall, including sleeved gloves extending into the enclosure, whereby the interior of the container and the chamber of the fume hood are accessible through the glove ports. The apparatus may also include means for supporting the enclosure in an open position above the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Flow Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Price
  • Patent number: 7287558
    Abstract: Systems for handling and/or dispensing hydrogen or a mixture of fuels containing hydrogen gas including refueling stations for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Pure hydrogen or various mixtures ratios of hydrogen and CNG may be dispensed. Hydrogen handling equipment may include a hydrogen generator, a pressurizing apparatus or compressor, pressure vessels, piping, valves, vent pipes, and/or a dispenser. Substantially vertical orientation of pressure vessels may reduce the amount of land required and facilitate installation in urban environments. Pressurization may take place before hydrogen generation to reduce the power required for pressurization. Safety features include enclosures and surrounding walls that lean away from the equipment. Any leaking hydrogen, fires, or explosions may be contained and/or directed upward, protecting human life and property. Systems may be shop assembled and certified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Arizona Public Service Company
    Inventor: Raymond Hobbs
  • Patent number: 7275569
    Abstract: Systems for handling and/or dispensing hydrogen or a mixture of fuels containing hydrogen gas including refueling stations for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Pure hydrogen or various mixtures ratios of hydrogen and CNG may be dispensed. Hydrogen handling equipment may include a hydrogen generator, a pressurizing apparatus or compressor, pressure vessels, piping, valves, vent pipes, and/or a dispenser. Substantially vertical orientation of pressure vessels may reduce the amount of land required and facilitate installation in urban environments. Pressurization may take place before hydrogen generation to reduce the power required for pressurization. Safety features include enclosures and surrounding walls that lean away from the equipment. Any leaking hydrogen, fires, or explosions may be contained and/or directed upward, protecting human life and property. Systems may be shop assembled and certified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Arizona Public Service Company
    Inventor: Raymond Hobbs
  • Patent number: 7252119
    Abstract: An apparatus for charging pressurized aerosol cans with liquid is provided having a reservoir, filler coupling and safety release device. The safety release device automatically prevents over-charging the can by interacting with the safety dome to cause the can to disengage from the filling reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Seymour of Sycamore
    Inventor: Christopher Heatley
  • Patent number: 7240713
    Abstract: A tire cage is disclosed for containing the debris from a tire explosion. The cage includes a lightweight energy absorbing material for protecting structural members of the cage from tire explosion damage so that the cage is reusable. The energy absorbing material may be a metallic foam or other open celled structured material that is able to absorb large amounts of kinetic energy by permanently deforming. The cage is particularly effective in containing explosions of large equipment tires 6 to 12 feet in diameter and having a stored kinetic energy in a range of approximately 900 kilojoules to 1500 kilojoules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Goldcorp Canada Limited
    Inventors: Scott Troy Munroe, Donald Kent Wilson
  • Patent number: 7185682
    Abstract: A fuel flange assembly for a vehicle fuel system provides Electro Static Dissipation without an undue increase in cost or reduction in the durability of the tank components. The fuel flange assembly generally includes a fuel tube, a tank flange, and a pressure control device. The fuel tube is constructed of a conductive polymer and has an inlet and an outlet. The fuel tube includes a portion defining a housing positioned between the inlet and the outlet. The tank flange is constructed of a non-conductive polymer. The pressure control device is fitted within the housing and includes a conductive outer casing engaging the fuel tube and forming an electrical pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Leslie Riegel, Stephen T. Kempfer, Daven Chinubhai Bhavsar, Jason Nicholas Schultz, Matthew Edward Wiethoff
  • Patent number: 7147013
    Abstract: A spillage-control boot apparatus for use during removal of a spin-on fluid filter from an engine block or other substrate. The boot apparatus includes a boot with a substantially cylindrical boot body, including a flared bell portion for placement surrounding a filter, and a constricted portion integrally attached to and extending from the flared bell portion, for placement closely surrounding a portion of the filter. The flared bell portion of the boot body is adapted to form an annular pocket therein when the boot is placed surrounding a cylindrical filter. The apparatus also includes an absorbent member, for placement in the flared bell portion of the boot body, for absorbing spillage from the filter base when the filter is removed from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary B. Zulauf, Michael S. Lynch
  • Patent number: 7089977
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle includes a body, a handle connected to the body, a handle guard connected to the body and generally surrounding the handle, and a spout extending from the body. Parts of the nozzle are made of, or covered in, static dissipative materials. Additionally, a method for reducing static discharge in existing nozzle installations includes the application of static dissipative material to existing nozzles to address certain static discharge risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: E. Linwood Davis
  • Patent number: 7051772
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel filler warning indicator for warning or reminding a user about to add fuel to a tank that only a particular type of fuel is to be used. It includes a flap portion or panel, which may include indicia, that is normally biased or disposed into a position that requires it to be manually displaced before the fuel filler cap can be removed or a fuel nozzle inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Richard J. Dillon
  • Patent number: 7013930
    Abstract: A fueling station is provided with apparatus for preventing accidental fires including communication with the person performing the fueling operation and preventing fuel delivery unless the person performing the fueling operation is safely purged of static electricity. Also a vehicle is provided with static discharge pad apparatus for safely discharging static electricity of a person leaving the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: 5 Tau, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Johnston Mann
  • Patent number: 6941983
    Abstract: A syringe guide for a syringe and vial is disclosed. The syringe guide serves as a guide for the needle to be inserted into the vial. The syringe guide can be made in different sizes, with different materials, and using different constructive ways. It consists of a pipe having a large diameter at one end and a small diameter at the opposite end. The vial and syringe are placed in the syringe guide according to their relative diameters. The diameter of the syringe guide can increase due to the slit running the entire length. A wall inside the syringe guide where the small and large diameters of the pipe meet supports the vial. When withdrawing medication while both the vial and the syringe are in the guide, one does not have to hold the vial. The syringe guide makes working with a needle safer, cleaner, and easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Grigor Garukyan
  • Patent number: 6840293
    Abstract: A liquid spill collector assembly is connected to a riser leading to an underground liquid storage tank and includes a collector container connected to the riser and a second or auxilliary collector container expanding storage capacity of the assembly which is connected to the top of the first collector container. The assembly also includes a platform for supporting an individual to facilitate access to the collector containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Philip E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20040261896
    Abstract: A canister guard for preventing liquid contamination of an oulet to a canister containing liquid. The canister guard may include baffles extending from a sidewall. Additionally, the canister guard may be configured to be replacable or for retrofitting to conventional liquid chemical containing canisters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: John N. Gregg, Donn Naito
  • Patent number: 6835945
    Abstract: A portable and modular shielding system having various modular wall components that can be interconnect to form a custom designed wall configuration, wherein the resulting wall provides shielding from radiation at its joints of two adjacent modular wall components as well as along its entire length. The principal modular wall component has a main container being generally rectangular in shape and a connector container being an elongated cylinder having a cross section that is generally circular in shape and being integrally connected to the second end of the main container. The first end of the main container is concave in shape and adapted to correspond to the generally circular shape of the connector container. A shielding wall is formed by interconnecting a connector container of a first modular wall component into a first end of a second modular wall component. The main container and connector container are hollow and are adapted to be filled with a filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventors: David B Mossor, Ernest Seth
  • Patent number: 6823903
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle includes a body, a handle connected to the body, a handle guard connected to the body and generally surrounding the handle, and a spout extending from the body. Parts of the nozzle are made of, or covered in, static dissipative materials. Additionally, a method for reducing static discharge in existing nozzle installations include the application of static dissipative material to existing nozzles to address certain static discharge risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: E. Linwood Davis
  • Patent number: 6807990
    Abstract: A motorcycle and automobile gas tank paint protector preferably includes two scratch-resistant fabric pieces, a water/gasoline-resistant inlay, an internal protective ring, and a fabricated gas tank screw-in connector with an attached outer ring to insert gas nozzle. A gas tank hole opening is formed through the fabric, a protective inlay and inner protective ring between the two said fabric pieces thereof. The fabric pieces and inlay are preferably attached to each other on the outer perimeters thereof and the perimeter of the gas opening with stitching or any other suitable method. The gas tank paint protector is assembled with the connector screw-in piece, placed in the gas tank opening such that the connector piece can be screwed in the opening of the gas tank, fill the gas tank and removed. The gas tank paint protector may be folded and stored by inserting into a well air-ventilated canister or pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventors: Dena Michelle Hernandez, Kenneth Wayne Hernandez, William Hayes, Paula Jane Hayes
  • Publication number: 20040206418
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle includes a body, a handle connected to the body, a handle guard connected to the body and generally surrounding the handle, and a spout extending from the body. Parts of the nozzle are made of, or covered in, static dissipative materials. Additionally, a method for reducing static discharge in existing nozzle installations include the application of static dissipative material to existing nozzles to address certain static discharge risks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Dresser Inc.
    Inventor: E. Linwood Davis
  • Patent number: 6772800
    Abstract: A pedicure basin liner system, for preventing transmission of pathogens between pedicure clients when using a common pedicure basin. The pedicure basin has side walls, a bottom portion, and a top lip, which together define an interior volume capable of containing and supporting a quantity of water during a pedicure procedure. To prevent the water from actually contacting the basin while allowing the basin to support the weight of the water, the basin is covered with a liner that is shaped to fit closely within the basin against its bottom portion and side walls, and extend over the top lip. The liner is subsequently filled with water and the basin supports the weight of the water while remaining isolated from the water. After the pedicure procedure is performed, the water and the liner are disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Maria Garcia
  • Patent number: 6752180
    Abstract: A device for bidirectional transfer between a vial and a carpule. The device having a body fastened to the vial, a hollow needle, a moving element which is displaceable with respect to the body along the axis of the needle, a carpule reservoir constrained to moved axially in the direction of the axis of the needle, and a distance sleeve interposed between the body and the puncturable piston of the carpule. The distance sleeve forms a limit stop for the puncturable piston with respect to the body. The hollow needle is rigidly joined to the body and is axially fixed with respect to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Sedat
    Inventor: Jean-Pascal Delay
  • Patent number: 6732769
    Abstract: A modular compressed natural gas station, including a modular compact unit with a flat supporting surface, lateral walls and a detachable roof. At least two different areas are defined inside the modular compact unit: a first anti-explosive area where a set of gas storage vessels and a compressor unit are lodged and a second area where an engine for driving said compressor unit and a measuring bridge unit are arranged. The station is capable of being transported and includes connectors for receiving gas from the general gas pipeline and connector for gas dispenser units. The second area also includes a measuring bridge unit for controlling variables of the station and an electrical switching board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: GNC Galileo S.A.
    Inventor: Osvaldo Del Campo
  • Patent number: 6715520
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly comprising a bottle connector and a drug bottle. The bottle has a neck with an opening covered by a closure, while the connector has a hollow needle for penetrating the closure when establishing a fluid transfer line in the fluid transfer assembly. The assembly further comprises a neck element having locking members for irreversible coupling to the neck and to the connector. The neck element and the connector further comprise interacting guiding members for directing the hollow needle to penetrate the closure at a predetermined angle when establishing the fluid transfer line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventors: Kjell Andréasson, Jerry Strandhav
  • Patent number: 6701982
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method for a cover for placement over a gasoline hose assembly of a gasoline delivery system for a gasoline delivery truck. The cover comprises a hole for placement of the hose therein along with fasteners or a clip for attachment of the cover to the hose having weights stitched or formed into the hem of the cover in such a way to hold the edges of the cover down so as to prevent the entrance of rain or debris into the gasoline tank receiving nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventors: Alvaro A. Ortiz, Charles Lewis Letherwood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6655420
    Abstract: A vacuum water making method and device, the vacuum water making device comprises a water storage tank, a first gas extraction pipeline, a vacuum container connected to one end of the first gas extraction pipeline and the water storage tank, an intake pipeline disposed in the vacuum container, a mild water temperature control portion disposed between the intake pipeline and the water storage tank, a bottle filling injection pipeline with one end connected to the water storage tank, and an isopiestic continuous room disposed below the bottle filling injection pipeline. The vacuum water is produced by said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventors: Wen Hui Chung, Chih-Chao Choung
  • Patent number: 6651705
    Abstract: Device for filling and closing tubular packages having a safety ring for blocking the crimping and clip setting elements from unintended actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Poly-Clip System GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Töpfer
  • Publication number: 20030209282
    Abstract: A fuel filling device is provided with a fuel supply adjusting section which adjusts the amount of fuel supplied, a fuel feed line which feeds fuel from a fuel supply adjusting section to a vehicle W, a nozzle removably coupled to vehicle W that supplies fuel from fuel feed line to vehicle W, and a discharge device that discharges fuel present within fuel feed line to the outside to prevent deterioration of packings used in the device in the case of filling a fuel at high pressure, while also facilitate the operation of a filling nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION and NITTO KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Satou, Naoyuki Takano, Yoshikazu Shirane, Kunihiko Gotou, Koji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6634394
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inflation block for a balloon inflation device including an inflation nozzle that is operatively connected to a source of pressurized gas, and a trough that substantially encloses the inflation nozzle in order to prevent access thereto by an operator's mouth, yet allowing for the insertion of the neck of a balloon thereon. The inflation nozzle is operatively connected to a slide valve that has a closed position and an open position. The slide valve is located between a source of pressurized gas and the inflation nozzle such that, in its closed position, the slide valve blocks the flow of gas from the source of pressurized gas through the inflation nozzle, and, in its open position, the slide valve opens the flow of gas from the source of pressurized gas through the inflation nozzle, in order to allow for the inflation of a balloon having its neck placed over the inflation nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Premium Balloon Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Nelson, Michael John Frazier
  • Publication number: 20030188798
    Abstract: An inexpensive fuel gas filler structure for a gas-fueled vehicle enables the connection between a ground line and a ground connection portion of the vehicle before the insertion of a fuel gas filler nozzle into a fuel gas filler receptacle. The fuel gas filler structure for a gas-fueled vehicle comprises a fuel gas filler receptacle to which a fuel gas filler nozzle of an external fuel gas filling station is to be connected, a fuel filler lid which is opened or closed, by a fuel filler lid opener, for selectively covering the fuel gas filler receptacle, a ground connection portion to which a ground line of the fuel gas filling station is to be connected, and a ground connection lid which is opened or closed for selectively covering the ground connection portion, wherein an operating section of the fuel filler lid opener is disposed in a region which is covered by the ground connection lid in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawazu, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Tohru Ono, Seiji Ohgami
  • Patent number: 6595247
    Abstract: A kit which can be ready to position in a containment fashion over a suspicious object or target. A chamber is formed having a surrounding wall with a mating top. At the lower portion of the wall a substrate engaging means is provided with lateral edges which are stabilized for securement to the surface on which the target lies while the chamber is brought into its full configuration by wall support means. At the upper portion of the top provision is made for handling sleeves and ports. Examination, sampling and decontamination can be carried out without disturbing the target while protecting the environment, evidence and people. The target can be encapsulated in the chamber by means of tightening a drawstring. This progressively brings the lower portion in the flange into and under the bottom of the contained item to thereby fully envelop the target. An explosive shield can be simultaneously employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventors: Jerome J. Landy, Keith E. Landy
  • Patent number: 6591876
    Abstract: A transfer guard for use by an individual for transferring contents from a supply container into a receiver container includes a supply adapter, a receiver adapter, a support structure and a fluid conducting element. The supply adapter connects the supply container to the transfer guard, and the receiver adapter connects the receiver container to the transfer guard. The support structure couples the supply adapter with the receiver adapter, and supports the fluid conducting element which, passes through the supply adapter and the receiver adapter. The fluid conducting element provides a passage for the contents to transfer from the supply container into the receiver container. The fluid conducting element also includes at least one pointed end that is substantially protected by the transfer guard from contact with the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason H. Safabash
  • Patent number: 6585008
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for breaching and venting sealed inner containers disposed within a drum, where the drum is evacuated to created a pressure differential resulting in expansion and rupture of the inner containers. The temperature may also be reduced to below freezing in the drum to reduce the elasticity of the inner containers, and the drum may also be pressurized to implode and rupture the inner containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: UltraTech International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Shaw, J. Tad Heyman, Laurence M. Bierce
  • Patent number: 6568437
    Abstract: Safety device (20) for a high-pressure fluid regulator for preventing risk of combustion caused by high velocity particles entering the regulator includes an inlet body (24) having a passage in fluid communication to receive the fluid prior to supply to the regulator, to which the device is connected. A filter (60) within the inlet body filters fluid passing through the passage. A fluid disrupter (62) is disposed between the filter and the regulator so that high velocity particles are kept by the filter and disrupter from entering the regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Essex Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Dean, Robert E. Sever
  • Publication number: 20030034086
    Abstract: A filling apparatus may include a conveyor for transporting the vials in an aseptic zone and a vial filler including a dispenser, for example, a filling needle, connected to a fluid supply. The vial filler may be disposed in the aseptic zone. The apparatus may also comprise a drive disposed in a non-aseptic zone, operatively connected to the vial filler, and configured to move the dispenser into and out of filling engagement with the vials being transported. The vial filler may further include a valve, for example, a pinch valve, disposed in the aseptic zone proximate the dispenser and movable with the dispenser for controlling the fluid flow through the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Stewart, Paul Hendrickx, Frans Damen
  • Patent number: 6453956
    Abstract: A transfer guard for use by an individual for transferring contents from a supply container into a receiver container includes a supply adapter, a receiver adapter, a support structure and a fluid conducting element. The supply adapter connects the supply container to the transfer guard, and the receiver adapter connects the receiver container to the transfer guard. The support structure couples the supply adapter with the receiver adapter, and supports the fluid conducting element which, passes through the supply adapter and the receiver adapter. The fluid conducting element provides a passage for the contents to transfer from the supply container into the receiver container. The fluid conducting element also includes at least one pointed end that is substantially protected by the transfer guard from contact with the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason H. Safabash
  • Patent number: 6439276
    Abstract: A kit for facilitating filling a hypodermic syringe from a medication vial and disposing of contaminated syringes includes a syringe-filling guide and a sharps holder. The guide has a base for retaining the syringe against relative movement as the syringe plunger is displaced. An attached cover is pivotally closed over the base and, as a vial is inserted into a channel in the base, the syringe needle pierces the vial stopper for drawing the medication therefrom. The cover includes a magnifying lens through which dosage indicia on the syringe are visible in enlarged condition to facilitate filling the syringe. The holder includes a base having a storage chamber, and a cover. A tray of the holder base closes the chamber and has an elongated slot and a plurality of resilient fingers adjacent the slot for supporting a contaminated syringe. As the holder cover closes over the tray, a pusher forces the syringe through the slot into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Trimensions, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Wood, Ted Stiles, David Bragin