Bottle Or Jar Patents (Class 211/74)
  • Patent number: 11364296
    Abstract: A therapeutic treatment kit includes a container for holding a plurality of compartmentalized therapeutic dispensers. Each of the therapeutic dispensers includes a plurality of vials of antigens, and a plurality of containers of supplements disposed in compartments, each of the compartments labeled with the name of the supplement. A compartment is also provided for containing applicators or the antigens, such that an individual can extract the antigen from the vial in a single dose; and para instructions associated with a therapeutic program for utilizing the vials of antigens and the supplements in accordance with a therapeutic program that is predefined. The construction of the kit, including the dosages of the antigen, the types of antigens and the supplements all associated with a particular therapeutic program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AVRIO GENETICS LLC
    Inventors: James Strader, Jovan Hutton Pulitzer
  • Patent number: 11350780
    Abstract: A plate delivery system provides storage for plates in a first-in, last-out configuration. As the kitchen staff completes a meal (plated), the plate holding the meal is presented to the plate delivery system and the plate moves into the plate delivery system to be ready for the next plate. After a number of plates are stored in the plate delivery system, the plate delivery system is transported from the kitchen to the eating area (e.g., restaurant table or banquet table) and each plate is sequentially presented to a delivery mechanism (e.g., a robot or a waitperson) for final delivery to the table. In some embodiments, the plate delivery system is enclosed and has a cover mechanism to prevent food contamination by foreign matter and in some embodiments, the plate delivery system has heating/cooling mechanisms to help keep warm food warm or cool food cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Dean Du Bois
  • Patent number: 11330961
    Abstract: A dishwasher appliance includes a tub that defines a wash chamber, a door that permits selective access to the wash chamber, a rack assembly within the wash chamber and receiving articles for cleaning, and a stemware holder assembly. The rack assembly includes an upper rack and a lower rack. The stemware holder assembly has at least one arm member secured to a side wall of the lower rack. The arm member(s) is movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. Further, the arm member(s) includes at least one arm having a hook at a distal end thereof for receiving a stem of a stemware. As such, when the stemware holder assembly is in the engaged position, the hook orients the stem of the stemware in a direction away from the side wall of the lower rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Allen Rowe, Tai Abraham Ohayon
  • Patent number: 11289846
    Abstract: An IV pole power plug support device for preventing an power plug and cord from dangling on a floor. The IV pole power plug support device includes a securement assembly adapted to be removably engaged about an IV pole; and a power plug holder in communication with the securement assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kimberly Ann Muhonen, Sean Carroll
  • Patent number: 11285078
    Abstract: Example aspects of a medication holding device and a method for using a medication holding device are disclosed. The medication holding device can comprise a mount and a grip coupled to the mount, the grip defining a channel, the grip movable between an open position and a closed position, the channel defining a first width in the closed position, the channel defining a second width in the open position that is greater than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Wesley Henderson
  • Patent number: 11278115
    Abstract: A storage rack contains: a rectangular platform, two support feet, a rectangular plane, two long fringes, two short fringes, four circular orifices, four oval orifices, and two grips which. The two support feet are connected on the rectangular platform, and a respective support foot has a first inward bending portion and a second inward bending portion which are formed on two free ends of two tops of the respective support foot. Each of the first inward bending portion and the second inward bending portion has an arcuate face and an insertion, the arcuate face corresponds to a respective oval orifice of a respective long fringe of the rectangular platform, and the insertion corresponds to a respective circular orifice of the respective long fringe of the rectangular platform, such that the insertion is rotatably accommodated into the respective circular orifice to expand or retract the respective support foot freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Ching-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 11230428
    Abstract: A nested dunnage arrangement is provided for compactly storing or transporting parts, each having a concave surface defining a cavity and a convex surface opposite the concave surface, and includes a panel defining an opening, and means for positioning a first part on one face of the panel with the concave surface of the first part facing the opening. The opening is sized to receive therein from an opposite face of the panel a convex surface of a second part such that the convex surface of the second part extends through the opening and at least partially into the cavity of first part. A periphery of the opening is configured to engage the convex surface of the second part received therein to nest the second part within the first part while also preventing the convex surface of the second part from contacting the concave surface of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Brian T. Dobrinski, Cody Commons
  • Patent number: 11214201
    Abstract: A storage bin for a vehicle interior having an adaptable object fixation device includes a guiding plate and a plurality of pins defining a pin matrix, wherein each pin is provided with a guide section and wherein the guiding plate is provided with a plurality of through holes, each of which defines a guide hole for receiving the guide section of an associated pin. The pins are individually movably mounted to the guiding plate. Each of the pins is provided with a magnetic end portion at the lower end of the guide section. The guiding plate is made of or includes a ferrous material. The adaptable object fixation device further includes a base plate made of or including a ferrous material. A non-ferrous reset plate is movably arranged between the guiding plate and the base plate below the magnetic end portions of the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ankur Bhakta, Julian Eichhorn, Brian Mok
  • Patent number: 11179726
    Abstract: An assembly for storing sample processing consumables can include a cover and a tray. The cover defines a cover cavity. The tray defines a first plurality of wells. The tray includes a first portion received within the cover cavity such that a press fit is formed between a first tray surface of the first portion of the tray and a first cover surface of the cover defining the cover cavity, thereby releasably coupling the cover to the tray. Each of the first plurality of wells contains a sample processing consumable. The assembly can be used to load sample processing consumables into a sample processing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Byron Knight
  • Patent number: 11180955
    Abstract: The can holder comprises a can support for attaching to a vertical or horizontal support without tools. The can support comprises a top plate having a can surrounding hole, a can floor portion spaced from the top plate by a vertical spacer, a vertical attach portion and a horizontal attach portion. The horizontal attach portion may comprise a back leg forming a U-shaped channel generally parallel to a top plate back edge and between the back leg and the vertical spacer for attachment to a horizontal structure such as a joist or ladder rung. The vertical attach portion may comprise a U-shaped channel cut out of the top plate and a projecting tab on the can floor portion for attachment to a vertical structure such as a building stud or ladder rung. Slots and holes in top plate are adapted to hold tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Radim Zvak
  • Patent number: 11131426
    Abstract: Briefly, the present disclosure relates, in one embodiment, to a mannequin display and staging apparatus for mounting a mannequin to a door. The mannequin display and staging apparatus may include a base panel. At least one door hook may be connected to the base panel. The at least one door hook may be configured to receive a top portion of the door. At least one mannequin hook may be connected to the base panel. The at least one mannequin hook may be configured to receive an attachment portion of the mannequin. A passageway may be defined in the base panel. A rest may include a mounting projection. The mounting projection may be received in the passageway of the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Fisher
  • Patent number: 11122923
    Abstract: A thermal stabilization vessel may include a double walled tube. The tube may have an outer wall, an inner wall, and a sealed off volume located between the inner and outer walls. A removable base may close off a bottom opening of the tube and conduct heat to or from a container placed within the vessel. A top may partially close off a top opening of the tube. The top may include an annulus of elastomeric material. The annulus may have a plurality of resilient tabs extending radially inward toward a central axis of the tube. When a container such as a bottle of wine is placed within a vessel, the tabs of the annulus may resiliently deflect as needed to accommodate the container and then restrict air exchange between an ambient environment and a space located interior to the inner wall of the tube and exterior to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Goldi Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Jackson
  • Patent number: 11116147
    Abstract: A method and system for supporting containerized plants in an upright and stationary position and at customizable, uniform spacing therebetween. The system comprises a frame, pockets, stabilizers positioned within the pockets and spacers. The pockets, stabilizers and spacers provide both horizontal and vertical support to each containerized plant, holding it securely in place without stakes or cables. The pockets with stabilizers and the spacers may be arranged in various patterns to promote stability of the system and health of the containerized plants. An irrigation system may be coupled to the system for maintaining and nourishing plants. The length of the frame is greater than the width, thus creating a stable environment to combat winds and disruptive forces. Individual frames may be attached to form designated and defined uniform growing or display areas and provide greater stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Chojnacki
  • Patent number: 11099120
    Abstract: A cuvette in which a fluorescent enzymatic reaction can be carried out that is for analyzing a sample includes at least one vertical wall and a bottom. The cuvette is made of a transparent or translucent material and a portion of the cuvette is partially covered on the outside with a sleeve including an inner coating made of retro-reflective material that is in contact with the cuvette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX
    Inventors: Frédéric Foucault, Cécile Vinit
  • Patent number: 11071400
    Abstract: A container system includes a container having a body forming an inner area to hold contents therein, the container having an outer surface that extends from a top surface to a bottom surface; and an attachment device secured to the bottom surface of the container, the attachment device having an elastomeric body configured to engage with a surface of a support structure to secure the attachment device to the surface of the support structure; the attachment device secures the container to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Faisal Khan
  • Patent number: 11000644
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an equipment caddy for demountable engagement with a rolling stand. The caddy comprises a hub defining an opening for receiving a vertically oriented pole of the stand and a housing defining a compartment that is distal to the hub and configured to demountably engage with a piece of equipment. One embodiment relates to a medical equipment caddy for demountable engagement with a rolling IV stand wherein the housing is configured to demountably engage with a piece of medical equipment. The caddy of the present disclosure is durable, easy to clean and disinfect, and inexpensive to produce. The caddy of the present disclosure provides means for transporting additional medical equipment upon a conventional IV stand in a simple and organized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ridgeline Medical Supply Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Greer, Scott Berry
  • Patent number: 10993565
    Abstract: An improved wine glasses rack includes a plurality of elongated bars. Wherein the plurality of elongated bars are interconnected to form an elongated cage adapted to slidably retain wine glasses therein and therefrom. Wherein the elongated cage is formed having an interior shape adapted to slidably retain a plurality of stemless wine glasses therein. Wherein the elongated cage is further formed and adapted to slidably retain a plurality of stemmed wine glasses therefrom. Wherein the improved wine glasses rack is adapted to be slidably and removably connected to and be hung from a wine glasses rack connected to a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Fifi Lynn Larney
  • Patent number: 10993532
    Abstract: An art supply storage rack stores and organizes paint tubes and paintbrushes The rack comprises a plurality of vertical supports, lower middle and upper horizontal members each have a plurality of spaced openings. A base member includes a plurality of spaced retaining slots and is positioned vertically spaced apart from and beneath the lower horizontal member. The base member and the respective lower, middle and upper horizontal members are connected to the vertical supports and define a frame. The respective horizontal members are vertically spaced and offset from each other in stepped fashion such that the openings overlie the respective retaining slots in the base member to define a paint tube holding shaft. The respective paint tube shafts are adapted to hold paint tubes. Other openings hold paintbrushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Heather E. Goldstein, Christopher M. Pizzichemi
  • Patent number: 10980341
    Abstract: A beverage rack assembly is provided that is lightweight, easy to assemble and disassemble, and can be set in multiple orientations to accommodate various environments. The rack assembly includes two lattices that are made out of sticks coupled to each other at slots in the sticks. The lattices are joined together by risers that include two ends, each of the ends including four appendages shaped as triangular-prisms, and that attach to the two lattices at each of the stick couplings. Portions of the sticks that extend beyond the terminal couplings together form support structures on multiple sides of the rack that allow the rack to be set at various orientations. The rack is made out lightweight materials, such as wood or plastic, further contributing to the portability of the rack and the rack's components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory Allan Van Pelt
  • Patent number: 10932647
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a reusable drinking straw cleaning caddy are disclosed. Such caddies maintain reusable straws in an orientation parallel to the flow of cleaning fluids and promote efficient cleaning of the straw along both the inner and outer surfaces of the straw. Such caddies may be used with commercial dishwashing trays and may include handles for ease of retrieval from the trays. Such caddies may be easily assembled using combinations of rails and channels, or protrusions, catches and pawls, that clip together. The caddy may further include a recess in the base plate to retain a lower end of the reusable straws. Such caddies may promote the use of reusable drinking straws, reducing the amount waste associated with disposable drinking straws and the associated environmental problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: 4 R Oceans, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Audibert, Jamie Fischer, Greg Angelovic
  • Patent number: 10925124
    Abstract: An induction heating tool has an induction heating coil configured to generate a magnetic field closely matched to the shape of the anchor plate. The induction heating tool includes a base configured to assist an operator in aligning the coil over each anchor plate. In the disclosed embodiments, the base supports a circular induction coil with a structure that clearly shows the position of the induction coil. In the disclosed embodiments, material surrounding the induction coil is removed or made transparent so the operator can see the roof immediately surrounding the induction coil as an additional aid in positioning the tool over anchor plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: OMG, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonios Challita, John P. Barber, Joshua S. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10919043
    Abstract: A sample tube rack for receiving at least one sample tube comprises an upper part comprising an upper surface, wherein at least one upper opening for receiving the sample tube is provided in the upper surface; an intermediate part comprising an intermediate surface, wherein at least one intermediate opening for receiving the sample tube is provided in the intermediate surface; and a lower part comprising a supporting surface, wherein at least one supporting position for supporting the sample tube is provided in the supporting surface. Therein, the intermediate part is connected to both the upper part and the lower part such that the at least one upper opening is substantially aligned above the at least one intermediate opening and above the at least one supporting position for receiving the at least one sample tube. At least one gripping orifice is provided in a lateral side of the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Johns, Thomas Krafczyk
  • Patent number: 10898411
    Abstract: One embodiment of a mechanism for attaching a syringe and separated plunger to a bottle and of the type having an attachment member (110) from which restraints (114) extend. In being fastened to the bottle, the restraints enable convenient drying and storage of the syringe and the separated plunger. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Born Life Hacks, LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer Anne Born
  • Patent number: 10874211
    Abstract: A shelving system for storing and displaying bottles within a cellar. The shelving system includes at least one rack for supporting and displaying bottles, the least one rack being mountable onto a given wall of the cellar and being displaceable with respect to said given wall so as to be displaced in and out of the cellar along an operative directional axis. The shelving system also includes at least one recess provided about the at least one rack, each recess being positioned, shaped and sized for receiving a corresponding bottle, and each recess being disposed about the at least one rack, at an angle with respect to the operative directional axis of the at least one rack, so as to allow peripheral side surfaces of bottles resting on the at least one rack to face a front portion of the cellar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: Cellar Solutions Inc., 9300-5965 Québec Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kusick
  • Patent number: 10845174
    Abstract: An ammunition tray is provided for containing a plurality of bullet cartridges within an ammunition box container having a stowage volume. The tray includes a substantially rectangular template having a horizontal surface bounded by first and second opposing longitudinal edges and opposing lateral edges joined at four corners. Each longitudinal edge includes a first tab bent substantially perpendicular to the surface in a vertical direction to form a rib. Each lateral edge includes a second tab bent substantially perpendicular to the surface to form a wall. The surface includes a first row of interior pockets that point towards the first longitudinal edge as a proximal orientation. The surface further includes a second row of interior pockets that point towards the second longitudinal edge as a distal orientation. The template has longitudinal and lateral edges bent to form the respective ribs and walls fits within the stowage volume as a vertical stack of plural templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Gregory D. Little, John-Paul Shebalin, James S. Fetsko, Joseph A. Silber, Christopher N. Davidson, John E. Brough
  • Patent number: 10830535
    Abstract: A movement apparatus for loading/unloading containers (100) into/from a freeze-dryer (50) provided with a freeze drying chamber (51) that has at least one shelf (52) for receiving and supporting containers (100), comprising a push bar (2) to push the containers (100) and a movement arrangement (3) for moving the push bar (2) through the freeze drying chamber (51) along a direction of movement (A); the movement arrangement (3) comprises at least one rigid interlocking chain linear actuator (4) that has a first movement rigid interlocking chain (43) mobile along the direction of movement (A) and provided with a first operating end (14) connected to the push bar (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Geert Jan Oprins, Claudio Trebbi
  • Patent number: 10821019
    Abstract: A urine collector for collecting urine for a user includes a basin which includes a collector including a bottom wall and a surrounding wall upwardly extended therefrom to define a cavity and a top opening, and a top cover supported on the top opening of the collector; and a urine guider provided at the bottom wall of the collector for collecting urine at a peripheral portion thereof for collecting the urine at the urine guider within the cavity of the collector, wherein the bottom wall of the collector further includes an enlarge bottom base defining a circular guiding slot, and an inner concave guiding bottom extended inward and upward from the enlarge bottom base, so that the enlarge bottom base enhances a stabilization of the collector, wherein the urine guider is provided at the inner concave guiding bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Sophia Hai Yun Su
  • Patent number: 10736399
    Abstract: A device for holding at least one nail polish bottle; the device includes a base, at least one cavity and at least one insert. The device is useful for holding, retaining, and gripping cosmetic bottles and containers which effectively allows for a hands-free application of nail polish and other cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kunga Choekyi, Jampa Tsondue, Richard W. Schlueter
  • Patent number: 10737836
    Abstract: A method of mounting a bottle involves attaching, to a support body, an interface body attached to a portion of the bottle, such that at least a portion of the interface body and the portion of the bottle are positioned within an aperture defined by the support body. Bottle mounting systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: William B. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10733917
    Abstract: In an example, a system includes a bracket and a fastener. The bracket includes a distal bracket portion defining an aperture. The aperture includes a first aperture section of a first width and a second aperture section of a second width. The second width is less than the first width. The bracket includes a proximal bracket portion extending from the distal bracket portion, a cavity defined by the distal bracket portion and the proximal bracket portion, and a magnet in the cavity and coupled to the proximal bracket portion. The fastener includes a stem extending from a first end to a second end. The first end is configured to couple to an object. The fastener includes a ferromagnetic retainer at the second end of the stem. The ferromagnetic retainer has a third width that is less than the first width and greater than the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Carl A. Davison, Zachary A. Connaughton, Nikolas R. Campanello
  • Patent number: 10722893
    Abstract: A mounting and heating mechanism of sample collection containers for heating sample collection containers includes cup-shaped container heat transfer members for heating sample collection containers from the bottom surface and the side surface, a plate-like bottom surface member heated by a heater, frame members attached to an upper side of the bottom surface member and vertically movably storing the container heat transfer members, and sheet-like elastic heat transfer member disposed between the bottom surfaces of the container heat transfer members stored in the frame members and the upper surface of the bottom surface member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10723552
    Abstract: A sample measurement system includes: a measurement unit that measures a sample stored in a sample container; a transport unit that transports a rack capable of holding sample containers via the measurement unit; a first transport-in/transport-out unit and a second transport-in/transport-out unit in each of which racks can be set alongside in a first direction, and that send the set racks to be transported to the measurement unit and receive the racks transported from the measurement unit; and a controller that controls the first transport-in/transport-out unit and the second transport-in/transport-out unit so that the racks are sequentially sent from the first transport-in/transport-out unit and the second transport-in/transport-out unit. The first transport-in/transport-out unit and the second transport-in/transport-out unit are disposed alongside in a second direction crossing the first direction, and each send the racks from one side in the first direction, and receive the racks from the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroo Tatsutani, Yuichiro Ohmae, Atsushi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10702870
    Abstract: A portable heat transfer device for transferring thermal energy to and/or from laboratory tubes, clinical vials, specimen vials, laboratory vials, serum vials, drug vials and laboratory containers is provided. The heat transfer device comprises an insulated, thermally conductive heat conduit system and base for the purpose of exchanging heat between the laboratory container and a thermoregulatory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Schryver
  • Patent number: 10703539
    Abstract: A supporting structure for concurrently supporting a plurality of vials is provided. The supporting structure includes a carrier having apertures or receptacles, into which the vials can be inserted to be supported therein on the carrier. The vials have a bottom that forms a base, a cylindrical side wall, and an annular transition region between the base and the cylindrical side wall. The carrier has a retaining protrusion at a lower end of the aperture or receptacle that extends into the respective aperture or receptacle inward in radial direction. The retaining protrusion supports the vial in cooperation with the transition region outside the base in such a manner that the bottoms or bases of the vials jut out of the apertures or receptacles of the carrier and are freely accessible from the lower side of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Gregor Fritz Deutschle, Edgar Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 10694922
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a reusable drinking straw cleaning caddy are disclosed. Such caddies maintain reusable straws in an orientation parallel to the flow of cleaning fluids and promote efficient cleaning of the straw along both the inner and outer surfaces of the straw. Such caddies may be used with commercial dishwashing trays and may include handles for ease of retrieval from the trays. Such caddies may promote the use of reusable drinking straws, reducing the amount waste associated with disposable drinking straws and the associated environmental problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: 4 R Oceans, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Audibert, Jamie Fischer, Greg Angelovic
  • Patent number: 10687619
    Abstract: A system for holding at least one container, comprising: at least one holder configured to grip said container; and a retracting mechanism having a base portion mountable to a fixed location, and a distal end connectable to said holder; wherein said holder is displaceable by said retracting mechanism between a normally retracted position and an extended position, so that the length of said retracting mechanism is increased more at said extended position than the length at said retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Shmuel Pesahov
    Inventor: Shmuel Pesahov
  • Patent number: 10683166
    Abstract: A sample measurement system includes: a measurement unit that measures a sample stored in a sample container; a transport unit that transports a rack capable of holding sample containers via the measurement unit; a first transport-in/transport-out unit and a second transport-in/transport-out unit in each of which racks can be set alongside in a first direction, and that send the set racks to be transported to the measurement unit and receive the racks transported from the measurement unit; and a controller that controls the first transport-in/transport-out unit and the second transport-in/transport-out unit so that the racks are sequentially sent from the first transport-in/transport-out unit and the second transport-in/transport-out unit. The first transport-in/transport-out unit and the second transport-in/transport-out unit are disposed alongside in a second direction crossing the first direction, and each send the racks from one side in the first direction, and receive the racks from the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroo Tatsutani, Yuichiro Ohmae, Atsushi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10492606
    Abstract: A product holder system is configured to be removably secured to a surface of a component. The system may include a bracket including a main beam and at least one securing mount, and at least one product holder removably and adjustably secured to the main beam. The product holder is configured to removably retain a product. At least one securing assembly is connected to the securing mount(s). The securing assembly is configured to removably secure the product holder system to the surface of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: iSee Store Innovations, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark Schaefer, Steven Allen Brenner, Joseph Vonder Haar, Emad Ayad
  • Patent number: 10492625
    Abstract: A beverage container serving apparatus for beverage containers may include a floor and at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the floor and including a curved base segment and a pair of parallel arms extending from the curved base segment. The beverage container serving apparatus may further include an inner wall extending upwardly from the floor between the pair of parallel arms defining a container channel having a container inlet into which beverage containers are input and a container outlet from which the beverage containers are served. A movable gate may be adjacent one of the container inlet and container outlet and configured to maintain a given beverage container within the container channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ONA Creative, LLC.
    Inventors: Adrian De Sanctis, Ofer Fridfertig
  • Patent number: 10493467
    Abstract: A centrifuge comprising a rotor having a rotational axis, at least one receptacle for a blood sample container, controller means for controlling the rotational speed of the rotor, at least one optical transmitter for transmitting an optical signal, at least one optical receiver for registering the amplitude of the optical signal, where the optical signal is configured to pass through the blood sample container where the optical receiver detects the amplitude of the optical signal when it is directed through the blood sample container, where the amplitude of the optical signal reflects the translucency of the blood sample, where the controller means is configured to discontinue the rotational movement of the rotor when the amplitude of the optical signal over time has fulfilled a predefined pattern indicating that at least the fibrin compression phase of the blood sample is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: REAPPLIX APS
    Inventors: Rasmus Lundquist, Neils Erik Holm
  • Patent number: 10485339
    Abstract: A rack is provided for a refrigeration appliance. The rack includes a first support frame and a second support frame. The second support frame can move between a first position and a second position, and when the second support frame is at the first position, the first support frame and the second support frame form an accommodating portion extending from the first support frame to the second support frame and adapted to accommodating a bottle body in a lying state. When the second support frame moves to the second position, the second support frame supports a bottle neck located above the first support frame and is adapted to support the bottle body with a supporting portion supporting the bottle body in a tilted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Jingpeng Hao, Yantao Li, Junxin Liu
  • Patent number: 10477778
    Abstract: A plant tray for receiving and retaining one or more plant pots includes a plant-receiving tray for use in a high-throughput plant infiltration process used to produce recombinant proteins. The plant tray described has a base retaining tray with an upper surface defining cavities for receiving the plant pots, and a top plate displaceably mounted on the base retaining tray and having apertures, the apertures defining a channel with the corresponding cavities of the bottom tray when aligned. The top plate is displaceable between a locked operative position wherein the apertures and the corresponding cavities are partially misaligned, thereby locking the plant pots in between the top plate and the base retaining tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICAGO INC.
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Vezina, Nicole Bechtold, Luc Laurin
  • Patent number: 10472598
    Abstract: A cell aggregate culture vessel (1) is a vessel for culturing a cell aggregate. The cell aggregate culture vessel (1) includes a well (21) having a culture space capable of storing the cell aggregate and culture fluid and a tubular body (3) which is disposed on the well on a plane at which the well has an opening and have an inner cavity communicating with the culture space, and one or more communication portion (3a) capable of discharging the culture fluid without allowing passage of the cell aggregate to the outside of the tubular body (3) is formed in a tubular wall of the tubular body (3). The communication portion (3a) may be, for example, a slit having a width of 0.1 mm or larger and 0.5 mm or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohei Tsukada, Haruo Okubo
  • Patent number: 10463228
    Abstract: Systems and methods of using a wine glass drying assembly. The wine glass drying rack assembly includes a tray with a bottom, sides, and a vertical lock. The wine glass drying rack assembly further includes a support with a locking element, stems and a top extending between the stems, where the support is coupled to the vertical lock via the locking element and where the support is rotatable about the vertical lock of the tray. The wine glass assembly also includes a rack with two wine glass supports, where the two wine glass supports define a slot for receiving wine glasses, where the rack is coupled to the top of the support via loops and where the rack is rotatable about the top of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Niels J. Eilmus, Ryan R. Detlaff, James S. Giefer, Evan M. Grybush, Zeke Seminario
  • Patent number: 10448735
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of mounting a container support body to a mounting body, the method comprising: threadedly coupling a first threaded portion of a fastener to the mounting body; and coupling an end portion of the fastener to the container support body in an opening defined by the container support body. There is also disclosed a container support apparatus comprising a container support body comprising: a structural body comprising a structural material; and a frictional body on the structural body and comprising a frictional material different from the structural material; wherein the frictional material defines a frictional support surface extending substantially along an entire length of the container support body. Other methods, other apparatuses, and systems, kits, assemblies, and uses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: William B. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10421074
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microplate comprised of multiwell strips connected in such a way as to permit the microplate to unfold and to pass in a linear fashion past a fraction collector and then re-fold back into a microplate configuration. Furthermore, the invention provides for the use of the microplates of the invention in a variety of different laboratory methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Nils Norrman, Henrik Ostlin
  • Patent number: 10406701
    Abstract: A clipper holder rack, for electrical hair clippers, includes an upper enclosure with a first major arc element having a diameter to accommodate the clipper. Left and right portions of the first major arc element transition and continue as vertical extensions. The vertical slot formed by parallel vertical extensions is wide enough to allow passage of the clipper's cord. A lower enclosure has a second major arc element that is coplanar and coaxial with the upper enclosure. The second major arc element can accommodate the clipper's cord. The left and right portions of the second major arc element transition into curvilinear portions that extend outward and are contiguous with the vertical extensions. The vertical extensions prevent forward movement of an enclosed clipper. The second major arc element supports a clipper. An angled rear rod supports the enclosures and is attached to a mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Harvey L Frierson
  • Patent number: 10391285
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for minimizing or preventing catheter or other medical device occlusion. Mechanical motion is applied to the inner and outer walls of the catheter to minimize blood clots or other biological substances from obstructing the catheter and to help maintain catheter patency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jamshid Karimov, Kiyotaka Fukamachi, Ray Dessoffy
  • Patent number: 10391462
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for holding tubes of samples for processing by a homogenizer. The mounting apparatus includes a processing plate and at least one cassette, with the plate for mounting to the homogenizer, the cassette for mounting to the plate, and the tube for holding by the cassette. In some embodiments, the cassette includes one or more tube-retention assemblies for removably securing the tube against axial, lateral, and/or rotational movement, for example, using centrifugal forces of the homogenizer for retention assistance. In some embodiments, the cassette is removably mounted to the plate, for example, using centrifugal forces of the homogenizer for retention assistance. And in some embodiments, the tube can be replaced in the cassette with the cassette mounted to the plate adjacent an access opening through which the tube can pass, while centrifugal forces assist in retaining the tubes in the cassette during operation of the homogenizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Omni International, Inc.
    Inventors: Voya Vidakovic, Spencer Smith
  • Patent number: 10383431
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention are directed to an apparatus for drinking multiple beverages simultaneously. The apparatus may be held by a single hand allowing the user the opportunity to text or play games with the other. The apparatus may comprise securing straps to substantially keep the beverage containers in place as the beverages are tilted toward the user's mouth. The components of the apparatus may be adjustable to allow for beverage containers of all shapes and sizes. The apparatus may stand on its own without spilling the beverages when not in use. The beverage containers may rest on an angled bracket to position the beverage spouts in close proximity to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Jacob Hancock