Bottle Or Jar Patents (Class 211/74)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9655462
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing one or more items of stemware includes a base plate, one or more posts, a retainer, and one or more feet. The feet and base plate cooperatively secure a base portion of the item of stemware, and the retainer includes arms defining a stem receiving space that secures a stem of the item of stemware. The feet are coupled to the arms. The arms are flexible so as to accommodate different sizes of stems and bases in stemware with a single rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Bella Terra Interior Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: William Donald Cook, Donald Greene Sanders
  • Patent number: 9642778
    Abstract: A feeding tube holder is provided. The feeding tube holder is attached to a squeeze clamp for attachment to a crib or chair. The holder and squeeze clamp interface is adjustable for a plurality of position changes. Feeding tubes have fastening elements to provide attachment of any type of feeding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Michael D. Yazbeck
  • Patent number: 9603474
    Abstract: A beverage cup holder with a handle constructed from a thin, elongated strip of material. The general shape can be described as having: tabs that extend from the strip along the top and bottom portions of the longitudinal edges to serve as securing flaps; and one cutout on either end of the strip provide an open space that can be utilized as a handle. The strip is wrapped around a cup and joined at the tabs, which are folded down and secured. The cup holder with a handle that is subsequently formed can be placed around a cup with a close fit, and held by the handle. These products are easy to hold. The handle is such that it separates the cup from direct contact with the user, leaving the user unaffected by the temperature, and provides a clear view of printed decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Margaret E. Hill
  • Patent number: 9565933
    Abstract: A bottle rack includes a bottle-supporting assembly having an elongate portion and support bars connected to the elongate portion, with the support bars being spaced longitudinally along the elongate portion and suitable to support bottles therebetween; and a panel having support bar apertures suitable for the support bars of the bottle-supporting assembly to extend through. The bottle-supporting assembly is secured onto the panel with the support bars extending through the apertures of the panel. The bottle supporting assembly may be supplied in the form of a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: STACT WINE DISPLAYS INC.
    Inventors: Jamie Dennis Kasza, Eric John Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 9549616
    Abstract: An accessory holder that includes an arcuate holding element having a mounting arm that is operatively attached to mounting foot where the mounting foot can be disposed onto a lawn or beach chair having woven strips of material under which the mounting foot can be inserted to temporarily retain the accessory holder such that the accessory holder can be used for storage of items such as drinks, jewelry, and other loose items while a person is resting upon the lawn or beach chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Jerry F. Schilligo
  • Patent number: 9538864
    Abstract: A mobile phlebotomy-tool-storing-rack securable to a bedrail instead of the standard method of storing needed items upon the bed keeps needed materials within a practitioners reach without risk of misplacement or contact with the patient. Secure storage and placement of the vacuum tubes immediately following blood collection reduces risk of temporary misplacement and unintentional breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Stephanie Williams
  • Patent number: 9486604
    Abstract: A tray and packaging system for a prosthetic valve delivery system permits conversion from a storage and/or shipping configuration to a set up and preparation configuration. In a first configuration, a delivery system can be supported by first and second main trays with the elongate catheter of the delivery system arranged to extend linearly from the first main tray to the second main tray, and in a second configuration, the delivery system can be supported by the first and second main trays with the elongate catheter of the delivery system turned back in a U-shaped manner with the deployment portion of the delivery system positioned to the side of the control handle portion of the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Murray, Sameer Upadhyaya, Mark Casley, Patrick Macaulay, Ak Masud, Paul Cassidy, David Clarke
  • Patent number: 9445669
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of a refrigerator or a wine refrigerator, and more particularly relates to a combined shelf structure. The combined shelf structure is arranged in a wine refrigerator. The combined shelf structure comprises at least two shelf bodies and at least two carrier bars. Connecting holes through which two carrier bars pass are respectively arranged at both ends of each shelf body. Either the top surface or the bottom surface of the shelf body is provided with a groove, and the remaining surface is provided with a flat structure. The carrier bars pass through the connecting holes. The shelf body with a top surface and a bottom surface which is different from the top surface provides choices to users for placing wine bottles or other canned and bottled drinks vertically or horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HISENSE RONSHEN (GUANGDONG) FREEZER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yangsong Li, Guoliang Chen, Kai Cheng, Yuehai Xu, Bo Yang, Songshan Pan
  • Patent number: 9428313
    Abstract: A container holder assembly for a vehicle having a base wall and a sidewall defining a substantially cylindrical cavity. The cavity having a first side half and an opposed second side half. A resilient member extending across the cavity. The sidewall including a plurality of spaced slots and the resilient member including a first end attached to the sidewall at the first side half of the cavity and a free end configured to penetrate a selected one of the spaced slots for releasable attachment to the sidewall. The resilient member being configured to deform upon insertion of a container into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Douglas M. Olsen
  • Patent number: 9423411
    Abstract: A transport device for a sample container is presented. The transport device has a chuck for holding the sample container. The chuck has at least one jaw, which is formed from electrically contractile material. A receiving area for receiving and holding a sample container can thus be enlarged or made smaller. A sample distribution system having such a transport device and a laboratory automation system is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Riether
  • Patent number: 9423410
    Abstract: A transport device for transporting a sample container along a transport surface is presented. The transport device comprises a permanent magnet, a holding unit and a receiving unit. This enables reliable transporting of sample containers by means of magnetic forces. A sample distribution system and a laboratory automation system are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Fritz Buehr
  • Patent number: 9326601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular system for at least one of displaying and storing at least one article. The modular system includes at least a pair of elongated support brackets having magnetic protrusions; at least one elongated cross member having downwardly facing end stops and means for positioning each of the at least one elongated cross member and the at least said pair of elongated support brackets in a generally horizontal plane during use of the modular system. The at least a pair of elongated support brackets are disposed in a spaced apart parallel relationship with each other. The at least one elongated cross member is sized to at least span a distance between the at least pair of elongated support brackets. Additionally, the at least one elongated cross member may at least rest on a top edge of each of the at least the pair of elongated support brackets during use of said modular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Anil Gupta
  • Patent number: 9320368
    Abstract: A shelf display unit having one or more magnetic connectors allowing the display unit to be releasably attached to a shelf for the display of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO
    Inventors: Martin Jay Marotti, Ralph Albert Sagel, Raymond Charles Bell
  • Patent number: 9289062
    Abstract: Racks are disclosed for storing a plurality of wine bottles, each bottle having a bottom portion and a neck portion. Each rack comprises a housing having two opposing side panels connected to a back panel, at least one of the side panels having a plurality of holes or notches. One or more structures are provided in the housing to receive the bottom portions of the wine bottles, such that the bottles are stored at angles with the neck of each wine bottle extending outwardly through a respective one of the holes or notches. The side panels may curve into an upper point to form a boat-shaped housing. The rack may include a plurality of V-shaped structures or a zigzag structure mounted on the back panel to receive the bottom portions of the wine bottles. Mirror-image and staggered bottle storage embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: John G. Posa
  • Patent number: 9278838
    Abstract: A keg delivery system includes a rack having a plurality of bays for receiving kegs horizontally. The keg delivery system also includes elements for controllably lowering a keg from one of the bays to a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Sean T. Ogburn, Ryan C. Meers, Paul Thomas Walton, Jr., Ian C. McDermott, Ronald Samuel Ward, Steven Alan Kitchin
  • Patent number: 9255506
    Abstract: A locomotive underframe CNG fuel storage system including: a crashworthy enclosure including a removable side panel and a permanent side panel welded into place; and at least one CNG cylinder module, wherein each CNG cylinder module includes a plurality of CNG cylinders stacked vertically, secured to a vertical wall, and separated by a horizontal plate, wherein the horizontal plate extends towards but does not contact the vertical wall when the vertical wall is planar and, further wherein, the horizontal plate supports the vertical wall from moving further out of plane when vertical axial weight causes the vertical wall for move out of plane towards the horizontal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Rail Gas Technologies
    Inventor: David Cook
  • Patent number: 9238226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a three-part rack for holding re-usable pipette tips. The rack comprises an upper, a lower and an insert rack. The rack is optimized for holding first and second types of pipette tips, and comprises contamination protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Renato Belz, Christian Thalmann
  • Patent number: 9199247
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a magnetic separation rack for isolating magnetically labeled particles from a non-magnetic medium comprising a body portion (1) and a foot portion (8). The body portion comprises an array of sample vessel retaining portions (2) and plurality of magnetizing portions (3). Each sample vessel retaining portion comprises at least one visible portion such that when a sample vessel is mounted in a sample vessel retaining portion at least one portion of the sample vessel is visible to a user. The magnetizing portions are arranged within the body portion (1) such that at least two magnetizing portions (3) are circumferentially spaced about each sample vessel retaining portion (2). The foot portion is pivotally coupled to the body portion such that the body portion is operatively tiltable with respect to the foot portion such that each sample vessel retaining portion may retain a sample vessel mounted therein in a tilted position with respect to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Invitrogen Dynal AS
    Inventors: Darren Ellis, Tine Borgen Hildisch, Jeremy Mundy, Erlend Ragnhildstveit, Richard Johan Toften, Kornelija Zgonc
  • Patent number: 9192254
    Abstract: Display article support systems and methods of using, interchangeable support clips, support elements and display boards for support of display articles such as dolls for display, transport and/or play are disclosed. A kit includes a variety of the interchangeable support clips and support elements included in a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lenmark Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard M. Gilbert, Mark S. Presser
  • Patent number: 9173543
    Abstract: A basin which stackably interlocks with 20-inch square racks that hold dish and glassware washed in commercial dishwashers. The basin has substantially the exterior configuration of a commercial dishwasher rack and receives a plurality of dishwasher racks slacked above. The basin solid on its base and sides for prohibiting substances which drip down into it from racks stacked above from dripping onto the floor. The basin has circular indentations in the top surface or the base, trapping water and preventing it from sloshing from side to side of the basin when it is carried or moved. The basin may be loaded into a dolly used to transport commercial dishwasher racks, as the dollies typically have an open bottom. Thus, the basin can provide the water-catching function for racks loaded onto a dolly. Grooves in the basin's bottom surface permit stacking on top of a rack or other basins for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DripCatch Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandra Laray Abraham
  • Patent number: 9095229
    Abstract: A dispenser for containers is disclosed, consisting of a rail, a front retainer and a pusher coil secured within a pusher. The rail serves to suspend the containers held by their lip, while the pusher, secured within the rail, continuously pushes forward onto the containers. Meanwhile, the front retainer comprises of two abutment protrusions which serve as a barrier to prevent the containers from going too far forward. An individual wishing to remove a container simply has to pull forward on the container such that it makes its way past the barrier created by the abutment protrusions of the front retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: MINUS FORTY HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Julian Attree, Marinko Tepic
  • Patent number: 9089214
    Abstract: A storage unit including a support structure defining at least one storage area including a support surface to support at least one storable member and an opening to remove the storable member from the storage area. The support surface has an axis that is at an acute angle ΓΈ with respect to horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel E. Kelly, John A. Spadavecchia, Kathleen Donnell
  • Patent number: 9090398
    Abstract: An alignment device for a bag containing one or more ports wherein the alignment device is attached to the one or more ports or to the bag adjacent the one or more ports. The plate has either an indicator or a unique outer edge shape that is designed to fit into a corresponding unique opening in a bag holder to ensure proper alignment of the bag and its port(s) in the holder. In one embodiment the plate has a series of holes equal to and in alignment with the one or more ports of the bag and the port(s) are extended through the holes of the plate and the plate is attached to the bag by retainers on the port(s) below the plate. Alternatively, the plate may be fitted over the port(s) and attached to the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: James Hobson, James Austin, Boris Pesakovich, Elias G. Noukas, Thomas JanKo, Shaun McMahon
  • Patent number: 9055860
    Abstract: An accessory for supporting crockery in a dishwasher comprises a generally U-shaped main body having a pair of legs and a connecting portion that connects the pair of legs, at least one of the legs having a free end that is adapted to be releasably attached to a crockery basket in the dishwasher when in an installation position, and a smoothly radiused portion connecting each leg to the connecting portion, wherein the legs are spaced apart in the installation position a sufficient distance to promote stability of the crockery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay Roberson, Charlie Pipkin
  • Patent number: 9049928
    Abstract: A holding device for holding a plurality of bottles. The holding device has a plurality of holding elements, each holding element having an interacting surface capable of engaging at least one of a neck and a shoulder of a respective bottle for holding the bottle upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell Douglas Lesbirel
  • Patent number: 9038834
    Abstract: A shelving structure may include a predetermined number of shelf boards, rear plates, connecting members, and frame members. The shelf board is a rectangular board with two expanded side edges. The rear plate is a hexagonal plate with corners modified into arc-shaped inward recesses and with U-shaped slots extending inwards in the middle of the recesses. The U-shaped slot has continuous undulating bounding edges on both of its sides. The connecting member has two clamping planes linked by a base. The frame member has three equally distributed holding slots extending through both ends. Each outer surface between two neighboring holding slots of the connecting member has a recessed strip with regularly spaced extension plates for installing additional components. The shelving structure can be readily installed or uninstalled and can be modified or rearranged according to space restraint or other requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SUN YU TA Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hua Liu
  • Publication number: 20150083679
    Abstract: A rack for holding a plurality of crates includes a plurality of vertically-spaced support surfaces. Each support surface is configured to support a crate and may be an arm extending from a vertical support. The arms may be arranged in pairs so that each pair of support surfaces supports one crate. The arms may be retractable so that the rack can be collapsed after the crates have been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 8985347
    Abstract: A spice rack is adapted to hold a plurality of spice containers. The rack includes opposing back-to-back rows of compartments, with each compartment having resilient sidewalls for holding at least one spice container. The back-to-back pairs of compartments are integrally formed, with laterally adjacent pairs of compartments having mating edges which couple together. Any number of compartments can be added so that the rack has any desired linear length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Alan S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8978663
    Abstract: A charger package apparatus for use with electronic cigarette components, which include truncated components and elongated components that have an electrical coupling connected to a rechargeable power source. The apparatus includes a compact box enclosure with an access opening, and with plural compartments formed indies, which receive electronic cigarette components, and where are least one of the compartment is an elongated compartment. The box also includes a battery compartment with a battery contact for engaging a replaceable battery, and a charge circuit coupled to receive power from the battery contact. A charge contact assembly is coupled to the charge circuit and aligned with the elongated compartment to engage the electrical coupling of an elongated component, which can then transfer power to its rechargeable power source. Also, a lid is selectively engaged with the access opening to close the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Kyle D. Newton
  • Patent number: 8978901
    Abstract: Systems and methods are herein disclosed for holding a bottle (e.g., a wine bottle) at an angle that facilitates viewing the wine bottle label. The bottle holder may also include illuminating elements for casting viewing light upon the label of a wine bottle and to enhance viewing of the wine bottle shape, texture, and color. Such illuminating elements can be oriented upwards or downwards in order to cast last on the wine bottle above or below the illuminating elements. The bottle holder has at least two components: an elongated support member (bottle support member) and a wall mount. The wall mount can be fixed to a wall and the bottle support member can be secured to the wall mount. The wall mount and bottle support member can also include wiring and electrical connections to enable use of illuminating elements on the bottle support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Darryl Hogeback
  • Patent number: 8950595
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a dishwasher rack includes: an interior structure divided into separate compartments, each sized and configured to hold an individual beverage container; a top side through which the compartments may be loaded; a bottom side having a support surface; and a release mechanism. The top and/or bottom side has a configurable surface that provides a closed configuration in which it is capable of supporting beverage containers and an open configuration in which beverage containers are able to pass through. When the dishwasher rack is placed on top of a desired exterior surface with the configurable surface immediately adjacent to the exterior surface, the release mechanism can be operated to change the configurable surface from the closed configuration to the open configuration, causing any enclosed beverage containers to drop down onto the exterior surface and remain there when the dishwasher rack is lifted up and away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Justin Ammon