Bottle Or Jar Patents (Class 211/74)
  • Patent number: 11910922
    Abstract: A modular bottle rack system which includes a plurality of rack components. Each of the rack components may include a first receptacle and a second receptacle facing in opposite direction. The rack components may have S-shaped transverse cross-sectional areas. The rack components may also include connection features designed to enable the various rack components to be coupled together. The rack components may be able to be stacked with each rack component nesting within the rack component above and/or below. The system may also include mounting brackets for mounting the bottle rack to a wall in various different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: John F. Paulick
  • Patent number: 11896156
    Abstract: A continuous bottom/side wire extends upwards at opposite ends of a wire stand in order to form bendable handles. The resilient bendability enables modification of the position of the handles with respect to a top closed loop. The handle has bends that can be moved to encircle a part of another wire. Also part of the device are wire supports that connect the top closed loop to the bottom/side wire. A top pan with a lip and an open side facing towards an open side and lip of the bottom pan may be inserted into a cavity defined by the top loop and bottom/side wire. The two pans lips can be abutted, and they can be held in place against each other by the bends of the bottom/side wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Robert J. Skvorecz
  • Patent number: 11897183
    Abstract: In one example, a structure includes a flexible plastic body having a first end and a second end, as well as a first side and a second side disposed opposite each other. The first side includes a first group of segments, and the second side includes a second group of segments. The structure also includes a group of living hinges integral with the body, and one of the living hinges is positioned between segments, and the living hinges enable the flexible plastic body to alternatively assume a flat state, or another state in which the body is not flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Astle, Danny Green, Jacob Kearl, Eric Olsen
  • Patent number: 11890623
    Abstract: A bucket insert for use in a centrifuge is disclosed. The bucket insert comprises an insert body, the insert body comprising a plurality of elongated receptacles for receiving elongated sample vessels. The bucket insert is configured for orienting the elongated sample vessels in a tilted orientation. In the tilted orientation, at least some of the elongated sample vessels are oriented in a non-parallel fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Claudio Cherubini, Andreas Drechsler
  • Patent number: 11878305
    Abstract: A pipette tip system for use with a plurality of pipette tips is disclosed that includes a support card connected to a base, wherein the base comprises an interlocking structure constructed to mate with an adjacent base. This unique base can be used with the several embodiments disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: XCALIBER SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventor: Arta Motadel
  • Patent number: 11877652
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an adjustable table including (i) a base, (ii) a first elongated rod coupled to the base, wherein the first elongated rod includes one or more first through holes, (iii) a second elongated rod configured to translate with respect to the first elongated rod, wherein the second elongated rod includes one or more second through holes, (iv) a table top coupled to the second elongated rod, and (v) a coupling mechanism configured to be positioned between one of the one or more first through holes and one of the one or more second through holes to thereby set a distance between the table top and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Water Party, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara Foley, Stephen Foley, III, Ryan Foley
  • Patent number: 11878304
    Abstract: A receiving frame for a support plate for pipette tips that is formed from two opposing longitudinal walls and two opposing transverse walls, each has an upper side and a lower side and laterally enclose an interior space is disclosed. The upper sides of the longitudinal walls and transverse walls together form a circumferential support surface on which a support plate for pipette tips can be reversibly placed. The receiving frame has a footprint on the lower side of the longitudinal walls and the transverse walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Marina Knoppke, Sven Pflumm, Claudio Bohli
  • Patent number: 11864674
    Abstract: This invention discloses four novel devices for holding the Stemware glasses, especially wine glasses firmly with a tray in an upward position to prevent the glass from falling and preventing spillage of wind during transportation of the wine tray with one or multiple wine glasses. These devices can hold all kinds of stemware of any stem height and base size. Two devices made of a single piece of metal wire including a pair of metal springs, which provides freedom to slide the glass base beneath where a hook-like metal loop of the device is used to make a tight grip with the side of the tray. One embodiment can be a plastic clip with a central rubber clasping washer. One embodiment modifies a tray to have a plurality of transverse springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Paul Speck
  • Patent number: 11816629
    Abstract: A frame rack system for the transportation, storage and inventory of commodities using intermodal open and closed frame racks configured to be compatible with ISO shipping container conventions. The open framed rack is preloaded and secured for transport or staging by yard personnel from a ground level position. ISO compatible corner pin blocks and forklift pockets allow for flexibility in handling loads at departure and destination. Material handling equipment compatibility allows for materials to be shipped and stored at unimproved sites. Tie-down rings allow for many options in securing loads. The stackability of units provides for an overall working deck height of less than 6 feet. Closed framed racks fit over the open frame racks to allow for multiple decks. Color-coded identifiers and identification codes facilitate storage and inventory. The present invention offers a simple, identifiable, contents-protected, multi-modal logistical solution, incorporating a “One Man One Machine” philosophy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: John M. Sheesley
  • Patent number: 11812874
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a beverage holder includes a beverage receptacle, an accessory receptacle, and a shaft. The beverage receptacle defines a cylindrical volume and includes a flat base for supporting a beverage container, the flat base having a circular shape with a first diameter; a first arm having a second diameter and at least partially encircling the cylindrical volume; and a spine connecting the base and the arm. The accessory receptacle defines a rectangular volume and is connected to the base and to the first arm of the beverage receptacle. The shaft includes a first section connected to the base, and a second section with a pointed end for securing the beverage holder into the ground where the first and second sections are connectable by a threaded section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Michel Sales Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Coyne
  • Patent number: 11800965
    Abstract: A drying appliance including a drying rack and a rapidly drying absorptive drain tray assembly. Such embodiments further include adaptable and interchangeable accessories for selectable placement and scaling of the size, amount and placement of features for managing the capacity and location of the drying accessories. The drain tray includes an absorptive base. The absorptive base instantly wicks, absorbs, and evaporates water away from the drying kitchenware to lower relative humidity and to prevent mold and bacteria from growing thereon. The drying rack can include a built-in cutting board holder that provides extra space for pots, pans, and bowls. The drying rack can include modern durable steel rails that can be customized for each person's particular needs. The legs of the drying rack can support the absorptive drain tray above the surface of a counter allowing for 360 degree evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Dorai Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Charles Klug, Aaron Basil Nelson, Kelsey O'Callaghan
  • Patent number: 11793364
    Abstract: A bar mounting bath shelf device for attaching to a bar in a bath or shower for holding items on a horizontal surface includes a shelf with a clamp coupled to a bottom surface of the shelf, wherein the shelf is clampable to a cylindrical bar such that said shelf is positioned horizontally. The shelf has an aperture extending through a top surface of the shelf to the bottom surface which is configured for receiving a neck of a bottle while the shelf supports the bottle. The shelf also has a hole configured for receiving one of a toothbrush and a razor therethrough while the shelf supports the one of a toothbrush and a razor. And a slot extends from a front edge of the shelf to the hole, wherein the slot is configured for laterally receiving the one of a toothbrush and a razor into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Sara Fike, Justin Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11786104
    Abstract: A removable lid rack for a dishwashing appliance includes a body including a plurality of struts extending along the lateral direction, the plurality of struts collectively defining a plurality of apertures; a mounting portion extending from the body along the vertical direction, the mounting portion including a slide tab extending along the transverse direction; a snap hook protruding from the body along the vertical direction; and a locator hook protruding from the body along the lateral direction away from the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Aldo Vincent Kremmel
  • Patent number: 11786907
    Abstract: A column tube holder includes: a first side rail extending vertically; a second side rail extending vertically; a first shelf extending horizontally between the first side rail and the second side rail; a second shelf extending horizontally between the first side rail and the second side rail, the second shelf disposed below the first shelf; and a third shelf extending horizontally between the first side rail and the second side rail, the third shelf disposed below the second shelf. The column tube holder is composed of a conductive material, an anti-static material, and/or a static dissipative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MERCY BIOANALYTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Sedlak, Joseph Charles Sedlak, Laura Teresa Bortolin, Daniel Parker Salem
  • Patent number: 11766142
    Abstract: An apparatus is presented for thawing a frozen drink in a glass bottle. The apparatus includes: a housing with a bottle receiving space arranged therein and designed to accommodate a glass drinking bottle; a heating device that is arranged in the housing and has radiative heat sources that are arranged around the bottle receiving space in order to radiate heat energy onto the glass drinking bottle, and a thermal insulation and cooling device which is arranged in the housing. The thermal insulation and cooling device has a thermally insulating space which is formed between the radiative heat sources and an outer housing wall, so as to encompass the outer housing wall. An air cooling system draws air from the surroundings into the housing via an air intake and conveys the air via an air guide to an air outlet, where the air guide encompasses the thermally insulating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: KUKKI GMBH
    Inventor: Josef Klemm
  • Patent number: 11759986
    Abstract: A rotary core includes an undercut portion molding section for molding an undercut portion in a resin-molded article, and a seal portion abutting on a mold main body. In a side view viewed from a direction orthogonal to the direction in which a shaft member serving as the rotation center of the rotary core extends, a first imaginary line extending along the inner edge of the seal portion, and a second imaginary line extending from the rotation center to the first imaginary line and orthogonal to the first imaginary line are drawn. The seal portion includes a portion that is located on a lower side of the second imaginary line and is bent inward in the width direction as compared with a portion of the seal portion that is located on an upper side of the second imaginary line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsushima
  • Patent number: 11744389
    Abstract: A shelf assembly includes a frame assembly having a side member, wherein the frame assembly is operable between stowed and extended positions. A rack assembly includes a first rack hingedly coupled to a second rack. The first rack and the second rack are pivotally coupled to the side member of the frame assembly, and the rack assembly is operable between first and second positions. The first rack and the second rack are angled towards a pivot axis defined between the first rack and the second rack when the rack assembly is in the second position. The rack assembly moves from the first position to the second position as the frame assembly moves from the stowed position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Tiago D. Fagundes, Leonardo K. Granemann, Acacio S. Junior, Spencer F. Souza
  • Patent number: 11737952
    Abstract: A holding device is provided that has a base body having a plurality of openings in a first surface and a plurality of holding elements each having a movable surface. The plurality of holding elements are arranged with respect to the plurality of openings, respectively, such that a container extending in a respective opening of the plurality of openings is held by a respective one of the plurality of holding elements in a positive fit. The movable surface faces the container in a direction that is perpendicular to a height of the container. The holding element establishes the positive fit by a displacement movement of the movable surface. The displacement movement has a direction of movement that inclines an angle with the height of the container in a range from 60 to 120°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Schott Pharma Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Christian Komann, Patrick Wolf, Sandro Kundert
  • Patent number: 11690334
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a container for hydroponically growing plants. The container has a bottom surface and an open top surface and a fluid reservoir having at least a portion of the volume between the bottom surface and the top surface. A pump is positioned at a bottom portion of the fluid reservoir. A length of tubing connects the pump to a valve that is further connected to additional tubing. A plurality of jets are connected to the additional tubing to spray fluid internal to the fluid reservoir. Further, there is a support structure, configured to fit into the open top surface, that has support components for interconnecting a plurality of openings and supporting the plurality of jets. Finally, a cover plate is configured to fit over the support structure in the open top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignees: HGCI, Inc., OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy M. Goodwin, Robert W. Harriman, Bradley A. Schultz, Jennifer D. Orsi, Charles H. Ostman, Jay F. Perkins, John P. Cichello, II
  • Patent number: 11608225
    Abstract: A container storage device may include a rectangular rigid member that may include multiple apertures distributed throughout. The container storage device may include multiple flexible members affixed to the rectangular rigid member where a center point of the multiple flexible members is configured to align with a center point of the multiple apertures. The multiple flexible members may be configured to hold recyclable objects within the multiple apertures. The container storage device may include at least one elongated vertical support member affixed to the rectangular frame. The container storage device may include a base portion affixed to the at least one elongated vertical support, configured to maintain the at least one elongated vertical support in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: John Manninen
  • Patent number: 11547241
    Abstract: A holder for skewers is comprised of an upper array and a lower array of eyelets for receiving and retaining skewer shafts, a plurality of legs for supporting the upper and lower eyelet arrays and a plurality of support members for those arrays. Each of the upper and lower arrays can retain at least one skewer. The retained skewers are retained in an elevated orientation of approximately 60 degrees relative to the horizontal plane. The skewer holder is provided with at least three legs and can be constructed of wire. Alternatively, the skewer holder is provided with an upper circular thin plate, a lower circular thin plate and a plurality of legs. Through-holes in the upper and lower circular plates serve as eyelets for a skewer. The upper circular thin plate is wider than the lower plate. The retained skewers are retained in an elevated orientation of approximately 60 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Shiv Tasker
  • Patent number: 11530864
    Abstract: A drying chamber assembly and a refrigerator are provided. The drying chamber assembly consists of a drawer-type sealing container which includes a drawer body, a drawer door and a drawer upper cover. The drawer body has an upward top opening. The drawer door is disposed at a front end of the drawer body and configured to push and pull the drawer body. The drawer upper cover is disposed above the drawer body to seal the top opening when the drawer body is completely pushed into the storage compartment and defines a drying space together with the drawer body and the drawer door. An airflow inlet is formed in the drawer body and configured to supply an airflow to the drying space. The drying chamber assembly directly covers and seals the top opening of the drawer body through the drawer upper cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: HAIER SMART HOME CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Wang, Shufei Ren, Meng Wang, Falin Yang
  • Patent number: 11529290
    Abstract: Mobile systems and methods are adapted to control and document prehospital patient care reports and communication of patient status to a receiving medical treatment facility. The systems and methods relate to systems and methods for managing, recording, and administering drugs such as narcotics in an ambulatory and/or emergency environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Schulz, Richard Campbell, Emily Huang, Sarah Koh, Kurnhee Ma
  • Patent number: 11498711
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a discharge apparatus for discharging an assembly of interconnected guiding elements, having a support having at least one support section configured to support the assembly of interconnected guiding elements and the flexible pouch containers carried therein; a gripping unit configured to grip a first guiding element of the guiding element assembly and displace the first guiding element together with one or more interconnected further guiding elements of the guiding element assembly in a transport direction substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the first guiding element; and a disconnection unit configured to disconnect at least the gripped and displaced first guiding element from a neighboring second guiding element, the disconnection unit having a movable wedge and a wedge drive unit configured to move the wedge between the first and second guiding elements, thereby disconnecting the first guiding element from the second guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink, Marinus Antonius Leonarda Van Heck, Stijn Antonius Petrus Verhoeven
  • Patent number: 11497575
    Abstract: A rack organizes dental implant containers both when housed within intermediate packaging and when removed therefrom, being arranged according to a tooth intended to receive the dental implant within the container. The rack includes: upper and lower flanges, and a connecting flange that separates the upper and lower flanges. The upper flange and connecting flange are each formed with a plurality of openings shaped to receive the dental implant container therethrough when the container is removed from the intermediate packaging. The openings may each have first and second slots to accommodate receiving a container therethrough when housed within intermediate packaging. The lower flange may removably couple to a base with a plurality of recesses, being usable to assist with restorative procedures relating to fixing dental implants, and may be removably coupled to the lower flange with the plurality recesses aligned with a plurality of openings in the lower flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Pavel Krastev
  • Patent number: 11464349
    Abstract: The apparatus disclosed allows a user to easily garden in a reduced area or confined space with limiting yard or space to garden. The apparatus comprises a collapsible and portable planter that allows for growth of plants upwards and downwards, the planter being collapsible for shipping and transport from one location to another, and further providing a hardware component to elevate oneself or items from a ground surface. The planter is placed upon a support frame, the support frame being collapsible into a relatively flat or two-dimensional structure easy to carry. The planter can be removably placed upon the support frame. Further, the planter and support frame together as the apparatus can be picked up and moved as desired by a user. Embodiments of the apparatus are simply designed to allow a user easy set-up, assembly, and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Zona Productions, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Vienne, Rick Pierce
  • Patent number: 11426051
    Abstract: The present invention is a new design for a sink dish-drying rack, as set forth in the following specification and claims. The present invention which I name the Accordian Dish-drying rack with utensil holder can be placed inside a sink, secured by suction cups, not shown and only described, that slide into horizontal indents in the rear to suction to the sink. The Present invention collapses/reduces to a shorter length or extends to a longer length by pushing inward or pulling outward using the handle in the front. The purpose of collapsing to a shorter length is to save sink space when not in use. When the present invention is extended to a longer length it will hold dishes and utensils to dry. The present invention can be made of metal, rubber, steel, wood, plastic, or a combination materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Rachel Nieman
  • Patent number: 11427376
    Abstract: A packaging insert includes first and second insert members each having a first layer or surface including at least one first container receiving opening and a second layer or surface spaced from the first layer or surface and includes at least one second container receiving opening. The at least one first container receiving opening is offset from said at least one second receiving opening so as to retain an inserted container in an angular orientation. At least the first container receiving opening is sized and configured to receive two different types of containers. A method making and using the same is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CRAFT BEER IMPORTERS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Janice Vanderwell, Jeffrey William Mills
  • Patent number: 11381250
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a dividing circuit divides a first bit string into second bit strings and outputs the divided second bit strings. The dividing circuit includes first, second, and third blocks. The first block executes first operation for each bit of a third bit string in the first bit string. The first operation is to calculate a head bit of a succeeding symbol when one bit is assumed to be a head of one symbol. The second block executes second operation for each bit of the third bit string for a set number of times. The second operation is to overwrite boundary information associated with one bit with boundary information associated with a bit indicated by the boundary information. The third block divides the third bit string immediately before a second bit indicated by boundary information associated with a first bit of the third bit string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Oikawa, Masato Sumiyoshi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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