For Plural Rodlike Articles Patents (Class 206/443)
  • Patent number: 10836564
    Abstract: A tray and cover for storing tubes, such as collapsible tubes. A tray is used to store and transport tubes, the tubes being similarly orientated and arranged side by side in parallel alignment and being held in position by opposing pairs of tray sidewalls. A tray may also be used with a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, II
  • Patent number: 10838531
    Abstract: A touchscreen panel includes a main body including a lower substrate that includes a first transparent conductive film, and an upper sheet that includes a second transparent conductive film, a static-removing film, arranged on the main body, and including a conductive film, and a lead including a conductive part electrically connected to the conductive film. The main body includes a cutout in which the lead is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Sakurai, Yutaka Ueno
  • Patent number: 10829245
    Abstract: An apparatus for launching, recovering, transporting, and storing vehicles is disclosed. The apparatus stabilizes the vehicle while it is in operation or inactive and has a frame connected to at least one stabilizer. In certain configurations, the apparatus stabilizes the vehicle without using the vehicle's onboard landing gear. The apparatus may also include at least one pad connected to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Masten Space Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Yeong Seok Powers, David Masten, Reuben Alexander Garcia, Joel Scotkin
  • Patent number: 10799411
    Abstract: Apparatus and process for delivering medications includes systems and methods for attaching a secure transport module that contains one or more doses of one or more medications to a docking location on a mobile system at a first location, moving the mobile system to a second location, and removing a dose of at least one of the one or more medications from the secure transport module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: James Leo Kilgallon, Jeffrey C. Olson
  • Patent number: 10730066
    Abstract: A portable nebulizer includes a nebulizer body including a nozzle hole and an atomizer plate positioned in the nozzle hole, and a dust shield coupled to the nebulizer body and movable relative to the nebulizer body between a dust protection position where the dust shield shields the nozzle hole of the nebulizer body and an open position where the dust shield is kept away from the nozzle hole of the nebulizer body, thus, the dust shield is capable of protecting the nozzle hole of the portable nebulizer against environmental contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Wen-Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 10695496
    Abstract: A cartridge comprising a reservoir part and an extension extending from said reservoir part, said extension defining a fluid path and comprising a molding and a first needle extending from said molding, the extension turning to a finite angle with respect to an axis of said reservoir part and wherein at least part of said first needle is likewise at said finite angle, at least some of said part of said first needle at said finite angle being enclosed within said molding of said fluid path. A drug delivery device may be used with the cartridge and includes a skin-contacting surface. In use the longitudinal axis of the interior of the cartridge may be disposed substantially parallel to the skin-contacting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Paul H. Norton, Oz Cabiri, Ran Hezkiahu, Hubert Jansen
  • Patent number: 10661942
    Abstract: A corrugated insert for supporting products within a shipping container is disclosed, which includes a plurality of rectangular panels foldably connected to one another along longitudinally extending edges thereof in such a manner so as to form an accordion configuration that includes an upper panel, a lower panel and a plurality of medial panels, each medial panel having a set of longitudinally spaced apart apertures formed therein, wherein the apertures on each medial panel are aligned with the apertures formed in an adjacent medial panel when the medial panels are in the accordion configuration for receiving supporting the products within the shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy L. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10562031
    Abstract: Provided are pipette tip trays for use in biotechnology applications. In certain embodiments, provided are pipette tip trays having one or more of the following features: (i) lacking an external hinge between the lid and the rack, and (ii) having snap plate fasteners configured to releasably secure a snap plate to a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BIOTIX, INC.
    Inventors: Arta Motadel, Peter Paul Blaszcak
  • Patent number: 10552095
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique to efficiently pack a print volume of 3D printers having print jobs with a large number of objects. The technique positions unique objects that adhere to a similar structural pattern more closely when the degree of variation between the objects is small. Thus, while each object is unique, a greater extent of similarity between the objects causes a given group of objects to be positioned more closely to one another in the print area of the 3D printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Wiivv Wearables Inc.
    Inventors: Colin M. Lawson, Michael C. Salmon, Carly M Fennell, Christopher W. Bellamy, Amy J. Vanden Eynde, Christopher M. Owen, Shamil N. Hargovan, Hsiao Ting Lin, Aron Tremble
  • Patent number: 10512326
    Abstract: A stackable storage rack, which includes a base with multiple sockets for connecting a respective pair of vertical support members in a manner that permits multiple storage racks to be stacked on-site with their respective vertical support members attached and in a standard shipping container without their respective vertical support members attached. The storage rack also maximizes the storage capacity in a standard shipping container when it is loaded in a standard shipping container with its vertical support members attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Reyes
  • Patent number: 10466434
    Abstract: A fiber splice enclosure for fusion splices or mechanical splices of optical fibers includes a splice tray, including a splice retainer having a main body and retainer space in the body, an open extent along a surface of the body to receive a splice connection, and a mounting bracket holds the splice retainer with the open extent facing a wall for cooperation with the wall to retain a splice connection in the retainer space. The mounting bracket may be resilient for bending away from the wall to expose a retainer space for insertion or withdrawal of a splice connection. A method of positioning a fiber splice connection relative to a splice tray includes bending the mounting bracket to move the splice retainer from the wall to access retainer space in the splice retainer, and positioning a splice connection in or removing it from the retainer space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Multilink Inc.
    Inventor: Steve E. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10418137
    Abstract: A neutron absorber apparatus for use in restoring reactivity control to a nuclear fuel rack. The apparatus comprises an elongated tubular insert assembly configured for insertion in a storage cell of the rack. First and second absorber plates, each formed of a boron-containing material, are coupled together by upper and lower stiffening bands at the insert extremities and form a longitudinally-extending cavity configured for receiving a fuel assembly. The absorber plates and stiffening bands may have a rectilinear cross sectional configuration in one embodiment. At least one elastically deformable locking protrusion mounted proximate to the lower end of the absorber plates lockingly engages an available lower edge disposed in the cell sidewall above its bottom end. This fixes the tubular insert axially in the cell, thereby preventing its withdrawal after installing the insert. In one embodiment, the edge may be the bottom of existing absorber sheathing in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Stephen J. Agace
  • Patent number: 10391028
    Abstract: The present invention provides a secure pharmaceutical container. The secure container includes a plurality of compartments for storing pills, tablets, solutions, pastes, creams, ointments, gels, emulsions, or any other pharmaceutical product. The compartments each include a locking mechanism that is operably connected to a biometric system, such as a fingerprint scanner. The compartments become unlocked upon the fingerprint scanner reading an approved fingerprint, ensuring that only individuals approved to have access to the container are granted access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Theresa Gloria Deluca
  • Patent number: 10332645
    Abstract: A method for encapsulating a fuel rod or a fuel rod section in a container includes inserting the fuel rod or fuel rod section into the container. One of the ends of the container is connected to a purging-gas line. The container is dehydrated and purged by use of a purging gas. The ends of the container are connected to a bypass line in such a way that a closed gas circuit is produced and a hot gas is circulated in the gas circuit until the absolute moisture content reaches an end value at which the absolute moisture content no longer rises. The container is disconnected from the gas circuit and subsequently the container is closed in a fluid-tight manner at both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Framatome GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hummel, Egon Neubauer, Werner Hoefers, Klaus Kurzer
  • Patent number: 10143793
    Abstract: This tray includes spaced apart openings arranged in parallel rows, intended to receive the bodies of the elongated objects, and projections making it possible to place the flanges of the elongated objects inserted in these openings in a determined angular position on the tray when the bodies of these elongated objects are engaged in these openings. According to the invention: said projections are arranged so as to place the length of said flanges in a determined angular position with respect to the rows of openings, and the openings of a first row of openings are arranged with respect to a second row of openings adjacent to said first row, such that after installation of the elongated objects on the tray, the flanges of the objects inserted in the openings of said the first row imbricates with the flanges of the objects inserted in the openings of said second row, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Samuel Gagnieux, Thomas Dubois, Franck Carrel, Nicolas Eon, Aurelie Allanic
  • Patent number: 10137453
    Abstract: Provided in part herein are static-defeating apparatus for use in multipipettor systems. Multiple pipette tips can be retained by a static-defeating sheet of material. A multipipettor, having multiple pipettes or nozzles, can engage the pipette tips retained by the sheet. After use, the multipipettor can eject the pipette tips, which sometimes are ejected as a single unit due to the pipette tips being retained by the sheet. In certain embodiments, an apparatus includes a snap plate having one or more holes, and a base rack for ease of mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BIOTIX, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Edward Curry, Arta Motadel, Peter Paul Blaszcak
  • Patent number: 10118083
    Abstract: A portable snow sports equipment locker is disclosed. The portable snow sports equipment locker features a varying depth and tapered shape. A pair of doors allows access to the interior of the portable snow sports equipment locker. Optional wheels assist in transport of the portable storage locker. Various interior pockets and straps organize equipment. A lock holds skis and/or snowboards in place. An optional boot bag offers separate storage for boots and provides an additional mechanism for holding skis and/or snowboards in place. A telescoping embodiment allows portable snow sports equipment locker to assume either a collapsed or extended configuration. The size of the disclosed portable snow sports equipment locker offers ample room for skis/snowboards, and related equipment while remaining within the size limits for conventional freight charges. The rigid construction provides protection for stored equipment, while also allowing convenient storage and access options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Brandon J. Ford
  • Patent number: 10071381
    Abstract: A holder rack has an array of tubular slots that cooperate with a holder to position an absorbent tip of the holder at a predetermined location. The racks fit over well plates to position each absorbent tip adjacent the bottom of a different well in the well plate to extract dried samples from the absorbent tips. The holders are transported in containers having a frame to receive the holders and a lid to keep them in the container. The absorbent tips can extend through a cap to dry, with the cap connected to the holder to enclose the absorbent tips for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Neoteryx, LLC.
    Inventors: Emmet Welch, Gene Zamba, Allen Bischofberger, Stuart Kushon
  • Patent number: 10064787
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supporting structure for concurrently supporting a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, comprising a flat, rectangular-shaped carrier having a plurality of apertures or receptacles and at least one supporting member, which is releasably coupled to the carrier, wherein the respective supporting member is configured to support a plurality of containers to said carrier by a positive-fit. According to the invention the positive-fit is formed by coupling the respective supporting member with the carrier such that the containers supported on the container extend into the apertures or receptacles of the carrier. By means of the supporting members tolerances, in particular with respect to the outer radius or the outer contour of the containers and to their length, can be compensated for in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Gregor Fritz Deutschle, Edgar Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 10069254
    Abstract: A retractable connecting device is adapted to connect a casing and a tray, wherein the tray is slidably disposed on the casing. The retractable connecting device includes a retractable guiding rod and an electrical connecting wire set. Two opposite ends of the retractable guiding rod are respectively fixed to the casing and the tray. The electrical connecting wire set includes a flexible wire and an adhesive structure. The two opposite ends of the flexible wire are respectively fixed to the casing and the tray. The adhesive structure is connected to the flexible wire. The adhesive structure has a through hole. The retractable guiding rod is disposed through the first through hole in order to guide the flexible wire to be folded or unfolded along the extending direction of the retractable guiding rod when the tray is moved with respect to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Yu-Huan Lin
  • Patent number: 9994244
    Abstract: A transport device has a wheel with a braking mechanism. The transport device includes a rotatable actuation mechanism positioned adjacent the braking mechanism, and a handle extending upward from the actuation mechanism and configured to move the actuation mechanism between an open position at which no stopping force is applied, and a braking position at which the actuation mechanism causes the braking mechanism to apply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Churchvara, Arthur L. Vellutato, Jr., Yefim Gudesblat, Vladislav Gydesblat
  • Patent number: 9874427
    Abstract: A container for packaging and storing ammunition units in tubes. A unit cargo includes such containers. A method for packaging and storing such containers. T-shaped detonation protections are introduced to separate adjacent tubes in order to prevent mass detonation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Karlsson, Thomas Widlund, Magnus R├ądman
  • Patent number: 9696327
    Abstract: An analytical system is disclosed which recognizes different types of consumables with an identical footprint based on a unique surface geometry of each consumable. The analytical system includes stackers into which the consumables can be loaded either automatically or by the user. The stacker for one specific type of consumable recognizes the type of consumable based on its unique surface geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Renato Belz, Christian Thalmann, Urs Knecht, Veronika Schaerer
  • Patent number: 9687075
    Abstract: A drawer assembly is disclosed that includes a removable container ad a receiving tray. The container has a housing having at least one shaped surface and at least one horizontal alignment element coupled to and projecting from the housing. The receiving tray has a base having a redirection feature and at least one horizontal alignment hole in the base that is configured to accept the horizontal alignment element. The container and receiving tray are configured such that downward motion of the container with the shaped surface of the housing in contact with the redirection feature of the base induces a lateral motion of the container according to the engagement of the shaped surface and the redirection feature that causes the horizontal alignment element to slide into the horizontal alignment hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Dean Weber
  • Patent number: 9636636
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a combination unit and method of multiple membrane shells. The combination unit of multiple membrane shells is formed by bundling multiple membrane shells in parallel, wherein the raw water port and the concentrated water port of each of the membrane shells are respectively connected and sealed with the raw water port and the concentrated water port of the adjacent membrane shells to form the shared raw water port and the shared concentrated water port which are respectively connected with the raw water pipeline and the concentrated water pipeline. Since each of the combination units of multiple membrane shells is provided with the shared raw water port and the shared concentrated water port, it is adequate to finish the assembly of the shared raw water port with the pipeline and the assembly of the shared concentrated water port with the pipeline in the engineering installation. The combination unit of multiple membrane shells can be placed horizontally or vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Harbin ROPV Industry Development Center
    Inventors: Youqing Li, Jingbo An, Qiyuan Wang, Yucheng Li
  • Patent number: 9618381
    Abstract: A method for a fuel system comprises receiving a first indication of inconsistency in a fuel level indicator output during a fuel consumption cycle, receiving a second indication of inconsistency in a fuel level indicator output during a refueling event, and indicating electrical degradation of the fuel level indicator responsive to the first and second indications of inconsistency indicating coincident ranges of inconsistency for the fuel level indicator output. By gauging the consistency of a fuel level indicator output during both upward and downward travel, electrical degradation may be distinguished from mechanical degradation. In this way, a range of inconsistency may be determined, and a reported fuel level adjusted while the fuel level indicator output is within the range of inconsistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aed M. Dudar
  • Patent number: 9541069
    Abstract: A nacelle shell structure which is attachable to a main structure of a wind turbine is described. The nacelle shell structure is attachable to the main structure such that the nacelle shell structure is carried by the main structure at only three static points. Moreover, a nacelle shell structure is provided which is attachable to a main structure of a wind turbine. The nacelle shell structure includes interconnected shell sub-structures. Furthermore, a lock-labyrinth for positioning between a rotating part with a rotation axis and stationary part of a wind turbine is disclosed, which includes a shield structure and a support structure, the shield structure being located radially outward of the support structure and protruding the support structure in axial direction. The shield structure includes a nose protruding radially inward and being located at an axial position where the support structure forms a water-tight channel which opens towards the nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Uffe Eriksen, Jens Markussen, Thorkil Munk-Hansen, Henrik Stiesdal
  • Patent number: 9505530
    Abstract: A food dispensing container having a removable dispensing member that includes a hinged flow gate configured to cover, in a closed position, a corresponding aperture in a bottom of a dispensing compartment of the dispensing member. The dispensing member also includes a hinged lid configured to cover a top of the dispensing compartment, the hinged lid having a notch that allows a range of rotation of the hinged flow gate when the hinged lid is in a closed position covering the top of the dispensing compartment and the rotation of the hinged flow gate opening the corresponding aperture when the food dispensing container is tilted from an upright position. The hinged lid and the hinged flow gate interlock, limiting the hinged flow gate to the closed position, when the hinged lid is in an open position uncovering the top of the dispensing compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Gordon Downey, Robert James Civettini, Donald Alfred Rosenwinkel
  • Patent number: 9446900
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tube sorter comprising: a transporting section configured to transport a sample rack; a storage arranged at a higher level than the transporting section, capable of storing a plurality of sample tubes; a lifting section configured to lift up the sample rack transported by the rack transporting section; and a sample tube transferring section configured to remove a sample tube from the sample rack lifted up by the lifting section and set the removed sample tube in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Kei Takai, Nobuyoshi Yamakawa, Hiroo Tatsutani, Yuji Takano
  • Patent number: 9389211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for investigating, measuring and/or detecting properties of chemical and/or biological fluids as well as to a device for performing these procedures and a system comprising a holder for holding at least one of said devices. A device for detecting properties of chemical and/or biological fluids may comprise a tubular structure with a cavity for accommodating the fluid, the tubular structure comprising a magnetizable and/or magnetic material, wherein the tubular structure comprises a segment that is transparent to light of wavelength 200 nm to 2000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: Nanotemper Technologies GmbH, Hirschmann Laborgerate GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Duhr, Philipp Baaske, Hans-Jurgen Bigus
  • Patent number: 9266639
    Abstract: A package for a size-in-store window covering comprises a box having a first portion that extends for the width of the window covering and a second portion that extends for less than the width of the window covering. The window covering extends beyond an end of a bottom wall a first distance and the head rail extends beyond an end of a first side wall a second distance. A method of cutting a window covering comprises providing a window covering in a box as described above and positioning the box with the exposed portion of the window covering facing down and the exposed portion of the head rail facing a clamp. Methods of packaging a window covering comprise reducing the total number of loops in the window covering, and positioning inserts between adjacent components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Cluett, Kristi Jane Georgi, Brian Bellamy Johnson, James McCauley, William Norris Scott, Martin Richard Van Buren, Russell Dudley Wooten
  • Patent number: 9266383
    Abstract: A three dimensional visual display device kit made of paper or plastic materials, comprising a multitude of interchangeable stemmed panels of varying shaft lengths and shapes for user to insert into a decorative collapsible base structure that houses a foam-like material for anchoring stemmed image panels. Said stemmed panels having printed graphics and visual enhancements. A support structure attached to top of base structure with multiple slits to stabilize, space and support upright angled stemmed panels. To be assembled into a free standing three-dimensional arrangement of blooming panels that can be viewed from multiple angles like a bouquet of flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Lou George Patrou, John Dallas Phelps
  • Patent number: 8939288
    Abstract: A packaging including a grouping nest for receiving syringes, a packaging tub, and a sealing cover for sealing the packaging tub. The packaging includes a plate intended to be positioned close to the flanges of the syringes before sealing of the tub; this plate includes a plurality of first surfaces intended to be placed in contact with the flanges and a plurality of second surfaces located on the side of the cover plate opposite this plurality of first surfaces, the distance between the plurality of first surfaces and the plurality of second surfaces being chosen in such a way that, when the plurality of first surfaces lies against the flanges, the plurality of second surfaces is in contact or in close proximity to the sealing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Samuel Gagnieux, Thomas Dubois
  • Patent number: 8917809
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new manufacturing process for a FRP honeycomb structure where the honeycomb core assembly is arranged parallel to the surface. The honeycomb core is made from FRP prepreg with double structural walls and is manufactured by stiffening using heat and pressure. In a honeycomb core assembly set tank, a plurality of internal tanks are gathered in honeycomb core assembly. An internal tank FRP wall maintains the pressure of the internal tank, while an external FRP wall, heat foamed plastic resin and rigid FRP hull of set tank endure the external shock loading. A honeycomb core structure of six-corner cell can be infinitely arranged, and its structural position is unique. A set tank in which a plurality of internal tanks are gathered into a honeycomb core assembly can be arranged in infinite combinations, such that the total capacity can be extremely large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Tsukasa Nozawa
  • Patent number: 8858063
    Abstract: A dilution kit for and a method of diluting concentrated solutions used to treat allergic symptoms are disclosed. The dilution kit may comprise a case comprising: a base; and a cover hingedly coupled to the base. A foam pad may be removably coupled within the base, the foam pad defining a plurality of vial apertures. A plurality of vials may be removably positionable within the plurality of vial apertures. The method may comprise: removably positioning at least one of a plurality of vials in an upwardly facing position within at least one of a plurality of apertures defined in a layer of foam padding in a base of a case of a dilution kit; and placing a predetermined amount of one of a diluent, a concentrated solution, and a combination thereof into at least one empty vial of the plurality of vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SAPA-IP, LLC
    Inventor: Stuart H. Agren
  • Publication number: 20140299499
    Abstract: The refill lead case includes a case body provided with an opening portion, a lid attachment member attached to the opening portion of the case body, and a lid body attached to the lid attachment member in a slidable manner. The lid body is provided with a slide operation portion located at the front surface side of the lid attachment member and a bridge portion that is integrally molded with the slide operation portion, protrudes toward the rear surface side of the lid attachment member, and extends in the slide direction of the lid body. The bridge portion includes slope surfaces formed at the left and right sides while ridge lines are centered therebetween. When the lid body takes a downward posture, the refill leads accommodated in the case body are distributed inside the case body with respect to the ridge lines as a boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Shoichi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 8827075
    Abstract: A syringe holder body holds syringes in apertures passing through the rectangular body due to the action of a pliable layer within the holder body. The holder body may be transported between base units which have track bodies which hold the body locked in place when it is inserted therein. Latches and track arms provide more secure locking into place. Projecting from the bottom of the flat syringe holder body are syringe guards which protect the bottom end of the syringes and their needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: David Edward Seiwell
  • Publication number: 20140238885
    Abstract: A stack of elongate elements, such as lengths pipes, in a container, such as a gondola railroad car, that has an interior length greater than the length of the individual pipes. The pipes are stacked so that some of the pipes in the stack have end portions adjacent one end of the container and other pipes have end portions adjacent the other end of the container, such that the stack has an overall length approximating the interior length of the container. End lashings are secured around the end portions of the pipes and apply a pinching pressure to the end portions. A plurality of interior lashings are secured around the pipes interiorly of the end portions with each interior lashing including at least one pipe that is also included within another interior lashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Gwin D. Hilton
  • Publication number: 20140144801
    Abstract: A member for use in undersea applications comprising a plurality of conduits assembled into a bundle; the bundle being wrapped with a pressure-sensitive tape comprising a backing, a layer of corrosion-resistant filaments on one surface of the backing, and pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that coats the filaments and binds them to the backing
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: John K. Tynan, JR., Deborah A. Chrzanowski, Mark A. Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 8727124
    Abstract: An impact and crush resistant shipping container for a vial and cap assembly, e.g., a FABI, the container having sides and a bottom defining a cavity and an opening, and a closeable cover; a partitioning divider defining at least one vertical receptacle for receiving a portion of the vial and cap assembly; an insert having at least one opening therethrough for receiving the vial and cap assembly, each opening sized such that the vial and cap assembly can be suspended in the opening, and the partitioning divider is positionable with respect to the insert such that the vial and cap assembly can be suspended at least partially within the receptacle, and the partitioning divider and the insert with the at least one vial and cap assembly suspended therein are positionable within the cavity such that the cover can be closed without contacting the at least one vial and cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Tricia A. Cregger
  • Patent number: 8697014
    Abstract: A specimen rack can be used for specimen containers irrespective of kinds thereof and irrespective of whether or not the specimen containers are rotated. An adapter is used for an automatic analyzer and a specimen pre-processing device and is adapted for a specimen rack capable of holding specimen containers. The adapter is provided with a specimen rack mounting section inserted and fixed to an adapter insertion section of a specimen rack body, a specimen container positioning section for holding the specimen containers, and a sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Suzuki, Nobuo Suzuki, Seiji Nomura, Tadashi Oishi, Takeshi Setomaru
  • Patent number: 8684179
    Abstract: A container insert for taking up extra space may be placed in a container intended for storage and/or shipment of material to an end user. The insert may be generally longitudinal having a helical configuration that may be expanded and constricted for taking up different volumes of space within the container respective of the amount of material stored therein. The insert may also be elastically deformable or generally pliable and may absorb impact forces for preventing or minimizing damage to the material. Further, the insert may include at least one reinforcement, including at least one wire or metal strip, or portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20140069833
    Abstract: A sub basket configured to receive tangs upon which the subs are installed. The sub basket having support members that engaged the tangs and secure them to the sub basket. The support members securable via at least one of a handle latch, a door and a pin latch locking the door closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Paragon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard J. Guarisco
  • Patent number: 8646603
    Abstract: A mounting pad and method for mounting a plurality of light bulbs in a compact and shock resistant arrangement for storage in a box and for transport, the plurality of light bulbs being arranged in rows generally parallel to each other by mounting the terminal ends of a row of light bulbs in a mounting pad disposed at each terminal end of the bulbs and stacking successive rows of mounted bulbs one on top of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 8616368
    Abstract: A sub basket configured to receive tangs upon which the subs are installed. The sub basket having support members that engaged the tangs and secure them to the sub basket. The support members securable via at least one of a handle latch, a door and a pin latch locking the door closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Paragon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard J. Guarisco, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130341227
    Abstract: A modular pipe basket for transporting pipe is disclosed. The modular pipe basket will comprise a rectangular base, two or more stanchions and one or more end caps. In another embodiment, the modular pipe basket will incorporate a storage compartment or bin for storing miscellaneous piping accessories. In addition, the modular pipe basket may be equipped with a four point sling pickup system for lifting the basket with a crane along with the means for lifting the basket with a forklift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Knight, Victor Benoit
  • Patent number: 8580325
    Abstract: Vase apparatus and decorating methods for associating flowers and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments include a water-holding reservoir having a bottom wall, an upright rim, and plural flower-stem-receiving wells. Each well is defined by at least one well wall depending from the bottom wall and has an opening capable of receiving water from the reservoir. Vase embodiments may include a reservoir of various shapes and sizes. Vases may be placed on a cake or other food product permitting the cake or food product to be attractively and easily decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: M. Kathleen Meisinger, David A. Meisinger
  • Patent number: 8540476
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a system for storing and/or transporting platforms of pipette tips. The system includes packaging in which a stacked tower of platforms may be transported. Embodiments of the present invention further include a loader for transferring platforms from the packaging to a rack for holding pipette tip platforms. The loader transfers the platforms by accessing the uppermost platform in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Labcon, North America
    Inventor: Thomas Moulton
  • Publication number: 20130240397
    Abstract: A sub basket configured to receive tangs upon which the subs are installed. The sub basket having support members that engaged the tangs and secure them to the sub basket. The support members securable via at least one of a handle latch, a door and a pin latch locking the door closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Paragon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard J. Guarisco, JR.
  • Patent number: 8505723
    Abstract: A packaging fixture may include a first member including a plurality of first generally round apertures and a plurality of first elongated apertures. The first member may include a thickness from a first side to an opposite second side and each of the plurality of first round apertures and the plurality of elongated apertures may extend through the thickness of the first member. Each of the plurality of elongated apertures may be connected to and extend from a corresponding one of the plurality of first round apertures. Each of the plurality of first round apertures may be adapted to receive a portion of a propulsive device. The first member may be adapted to retain the propulsive device when a protrusion of the propulsive device is misaligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of elongated apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Autoliv Asp, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus T. Clark, Patti Quinney, Nyle K. Longhurst