Bottle Or Jar Patents (Class 211/74)
  • 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 Qu├ębec 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10376052
    Abstract: A fishing rod storage assembly for transporting and storing multiple rods includes a pair of end plates coupled singly to and extending perpendicularly from a front and a back of a frame. A housing is pivotally coupled to and extends between the end plates. A plurality of first orifices and a plurality of second orifices are positioned through a top and a bottom of the housing, respectively. Each second orifice is in vertical alignment with an associated first orifice to permit insertion of a handle of respective fishing pole to couple the respective fishing pole to the housing. Each of a pair of wheels is rotationally coupled proximate to the back and a respective opposing side of the frame. A handhold that is coupled to a respective end plate is configured to be grasped to lift the front of the frame to position the wheels to roll on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Bartley
  • Patent number: 10370233
    Abstract: An example spray nozzle distribution pattern testing system may include coaxial collection tubes extending substantially parallel to a major axis, where each coaxial collection tube includes a first end defining an orifice, where the first end is disposed at a first position on a plane substantially orthogonal to the major axis, a second end coupled to an end of a respective outlet tube, and a collection tube wall extending from the first end to the second end, where the collection tube wall at the first end includes a first diameter, where the collection tube wall at a second position between the first end and the second end includes a second diameter greater than the first diameter, where the collection tube wall extending from the second position to the first position tapers toward the major axis at a first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Quinlan Yee Shuck, Pavlo Earle
  • Patent number: 10315321
    Abstract: A clipper holder, for electrical hair clippers, includes an upper enclosure with a major arc element having a diameter to accommodate the clipper. Left and right portions of the major arc element terminate in opposing blunt ends. The space between the opposing ends is wide enough to allow passage of the clipper's cord. A lower enclosure has a smaller major arc element that is coplanar and coaxial with the upper enclosure. The smaller major arc element can accommodate the clipper's cord. Left and right portions of the smaller major arc element are contiguous with curvilinear portions that extend forward, curving upward toward the opposing blunt ends, finishing as vertical extensions with blunt tips. The vertical extensions prevent forward movement of an enclosed clipper. The smaller major arc element prevents movement anywhere else but up. An angled connecting rear rod supports the enclosures and is attached to a mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Harvey L Frierson
  • Patent number: 10232376
    Abstract: An apparatus for limiting pipette head travel with respect to a ground surface, and for limiting insertion of a pipette into a tube, has a top surface including at least one aperture. Each aperture selectively and concurrently accepts a corresponding pipette head of a pipette device therethrough. A bottom surface extends substantially parallel to the top surface and selectively contacts the ground surface. A plurality of side surfaces extends transversely between the top and bottom surfaces. The side surfaces each have a predetermined height correlated with a desired minimum approach distance of each pipette head toward the ground surface. The top, bottom, and side surfaces collectively enclose and define a spacer volume, at least partially through which each pipette corresponding to a pipette head extends. Methods of limiting pipette head travel with respect to a ground surface, and of limiting insertion of a pipette into a tube, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher James Capaccio, Peter Charles Crisman, Richard Joseph Kowalski, Jr., Ryan Christopher Mahnke
  • Patent number: 10124924
    Abstract: A beverage container packaging assembly is disclosed. The beverage container packaging assembly includes a bottom tray, center support, and a top tray. The bottom tray includes a plurality of cup-shaped elements each configured to accommodate a bottom portion of a beverage container. Each cup-shaped element includes at least a first deformable element comprising one or more wide portions and one or more thin portions. The center support is disposed between the bottom tray and the top tray. The top tray includes bottle neck accommodating spaces each bounded by a set of vertical posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Acorn West LLC
    Inventors: John Gilligan, Rick Gant, David Weissberg, Ron Valtierra, Gord Heyting, Chris Russell
  • Patent number: 10104986
    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: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: iSee Store Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark Schaefer, Steven Allen Brenner, Joseph Vonder Haar, Emad Ayad
  • Patent number: 10045637
    Abstract: A product display unit includes a first track and a second track. The first track defines a longitudinal axis and is configured to support products thereon. The first track is configured to guide the products along the longitudinal axis. The second track is configured to support products thereon. A first portion of the second track is configured to guide the products in a first direction that is disposed at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis. A second portion of the second track is configured to guide the products in a second direction that is parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Display Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Miles Craig Akins
  • Patent number: 10039381
    Abstract: A storage rack may include a plurality of sections for holding a respective plurality of items. A first section may include, for example, a first vertical support, a second vertical support substantially parallel to the first vertical support, and a first set of horizontal supports substantially perpendicular to the first vertical support and the second vertical support. The first set of horizontal supports may include a first horizontal support disposed at a first height and a first depth in the first vertical support, and a second horizontal support disposed at the first height and the first depth in the second vertical support. The first horizontal support may extend from an inner wall of the first vertical support towards the second vertical support for a distance that is less than half of the distance between the first vertical support and the second vertical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Heritage Distilling Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin B. Stiefel, Darrin Filand, Carl Taylor-Swanson
  • Patent number: 9877632
    Abstract: A stemware holder for a dishwashing rack has a central shaft. The stemware holder also has a holding portion that has a stemware receiving area defined by a first set of prongs and extends from the central shaft in a first direction. The first set of prongs is adapted to hold a portion of a piece of stemware in the receiving area. The stemware holder further has a securing portion that has a dishwasher rack receiving area defined by a second set of prongs and extends from the central shaft in a second direction that is at an angle from the first direction. The second set of prongs is adapted to receive a portion of the dishwasher rack and secure the stemware holder to the dishwashing rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay Roberson, Andrew Roberson
  • Patent number: 9844287
    Abstract: An inverted bottle holder intended to hold two bottles with necks upside down inside a container is described. The bottle holder includes a clip having an inner wall and an outer wall spaced to accept the exterior wall of the container in between, where the clip is formed at an arc corresponding to the arc of the exterior wall of the container, and a deck connected in a permanently fixed relationship to the clip and extending into the container. The deck includes two apertures each sized to accept the neck of one of the bottles, such that each bottle is held upside down in the container when inserted into the aperture. In addition the bottle holder may include an integral bottle opener in either the single bottle or double bottle designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Alexander K. Miller
  • Patent number: 9826830
    Abstract: A storage rack may include a plurality of sections for holding a respective plurality of items. A first section may include, for example, a first vertical support, a second vertical support substantially parallel to the first vertical support, and a first set of horizontal supports substantially perpendicular to the first vertical support and the second vertical support. The first set of horizontal supports may include a first horizontal support disposed at a first height and a first depth in the first vertical support, and a second horizontal support disposed at the first height and the first depth in the second vertical support. The first horizontal support may extend from an inner wall of the first vertical support towards the second vertical support for a distance that is less than half of the distance between the first vertical support and the second vertical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Heritage Distilling Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin B. Stiefel, Darrin Filand, Carl Taylor-Swanson
  • Patent number: 9789487
    Abstract: A tray for holding a plurality of blood collection tubes is disclosed. The tray includes a deck portion, a sidewall portion disposed about at least a portion of a perimeter of the deck portion, a first well defined within the deck portion and a second well defined within the deck portion, with each well configured to receive a blood collection tube therein. Each well defines an aperture therein and the tray includes at least one structural rib interconnecting the first well and the second well without extending into an aperture of the first well or the second well. The tray may include a plurality of wells, each well defining an aperture therein, and a plurality of structural ribs, each structural rib interconnecting at least a portion of the plurality of wells without extending into an aperture of any of the wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Karpiloff, Michael Iskra, Gregory L. Lusardi
  • Patent number: 9733175
    Abstract: The invention provides a full-automatic erythrocyte sedimentation rate analyzer, which comprises a base as well as a blending device and a detecting device mounted on the base, wherein the blending device comprises a sample rack, a sample rack bracket and a rotating device; the sample rack bracket is arranged on the base, and is connected to the sample rack through a rotating shaft; more than one test tube rack is arranged on the sample rack; the rotating device is connected to the rotating shaft, and drives the rotating shaft to rotationally drive the sample rack to turn over up and down; a plurality of holes are arranged in each test tube rack; a fixing device is arranged in the hole, and used for placing and fixing a closed container containing samples; the detecting device comprises a guide device, a driving device, infrared transmitting and receiving devices having the same quantity as that of the test tube racks, and a mounting rack; the driving device drives the mounting rack to move up and down along
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YHLO BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunhui Hu, Hui Yang, Qingbo Liu, Lin He
  • Patent number: 9700488
    Abstract: A vial and stylet holder includes a frame, a handle, and vial holders coupled to the frame. Each vial holders includes a tube that is adapted to receive and hold a vial. The vial and stylet holder includes a stylet receptacle coupled to the frame. The stylet receptacle includes a tube having an opening at a first end and a longitudinal axis of the tube is parallel to longitudinal axes of each of the tubes of the vial holders. The stylet receptacle is adapted to hold a stylet of a puncture needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Narges Pazouki
  • Patent number: 9683696
    Abstract: A mounting system is disclosed for removably securing furniture to a wall. The mounting system includes a bracket member having a rear plate to be secured to a back surface of a furniture, a pair of side portions that extend forward from the back plate, and a pair of front end portions that extend inwardly from the side portions respectively to define an elongated vertical slot in the bracket member, and a sliding member having a sliding portion sized to be vertically slid into and out of the vertical slots, and an attachment portion forwardly extending from the sliding portion and secured to the wall, having a width that is substantially equal to or less than a width of the central opening of the vertical slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Cody Vincent McCullough, Barry Allen McCullough