Cylindrical Shape Patents (Class 211/85.18)
  • Patent number: 10914100
    Abstract: A lockable equipment rack for a backpack blower is presented. A lockable equipment rack includes adjustable components configured to storage of a variety of backpack blowers. The equipment rack can be installed in a variety of locations, for example a trailer, and securely store the backpack blower. The lockable equipment rack prevents theft of the backpack blower and tampering of its components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Green Touch Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Keegan
  • Patent number: 10791860
    Abstract: A cup stacking and holding assembly is disclosed with methods of application in standard use and with internal electronics for visual displays. The cup holder assembly may be manufactured in various configurations, all providing a cup rack for convenient and stable stacking of disposable cups. The cup rack may comprise: a base providing a surface for abutting support for a plurality of cups; a cup retainer plate coupled to the base; a plurality of cup retaining apertures formed within the cup retainer plate, each cup retaining aperture sized to receive a corresponding cup and having a diameter smaller than the largest exterior diameter of the corresponding cup; the cup retainer plate moveable from a first closed position parallel and proximal to the surface for abutting support to a second open position for insertion of cups within the cup retaining apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Desmond Hawley
  • Patent number: 10668200
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a medical device including an element for grasping having an opening, the opening configured to allow for passage of fingers of a user, a mechanical-connection element configured to fix the element for grasping to the medical device, and a support configured to receive and at least temporarily fix an additional device on the element for grasping, the support attached to the element for grasping, wherein when the additional device is received by the support, the element for grasping together with the additional device form a handle of the handle assembly configured to be grasped by hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Debiotech S.A.
    Inventors: Renaud Krummenacher, Frédéric Neftel
  • Patent number: 10663088
    Abstract: An adapter for mounting cable hangers to a mounting structure includes: a plurality of mounting panels, each mounting panel including a mounting hole, the mounting panels attached to each other at edges thereof, each mounting panel being disposed at an angle relative to its adjacent mounting panels; a base attached to the edge of endmost ones of the mounting panels; wherein the mounting panels and the base define an interior of the adapter; the adapter further comprising at least one pair of fingers extending into the interior of the adapter, each pair of fingers being configured to cooperate to grasp a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Aviral Joshi, Taig S. Rajpal
  • Patent number: 10532854
    Abstract: Disclosed is a drum stacking assembly 100. The assembly 100 comprises a first set of plurality of drums 108a and a second set of plurality of drums 108b, positioned relative amongst each other via a first connector 101 and a second connector respectively. Further, said assembly 100 comprises a pallet 109, wherein a top surface of the pallet 109 comprises a plurality of support shells 601 further comprising at least a plurality of ribs 602 adapted to support the first set of drums 108a. An outer reinforcing ring of the bottom surface of the first set of drums 108a is guided in the plurality of ribs 602. Further, a bottom surface of the pallet 109 comprises a plurality of grooves 202 further comprising at least a plurality of indentations 603 adapted to engage an outer reinforcing ring 301 of the upper surface of the second set of drums 108b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Genex Science and Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventor: Anil Jain
  • Patent number: 10481170
    Abstract: A test tube rack of an analyzer pipeline includes multiple test tube holders for holding test tubes. The test tube rack of an analyzer pipeline comprises a light blocker configured at a side wall of the test tube rack and across multiple test tube holders. A second feature area is on the light blocker between two adjacent test tube holders, a first feature area is between two adjacent second feature areas and a step gap with a predetermined depth is between the first feature area and a second feature area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiansuan Du, Lijian Hu
  • Patent number: 10065780
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector assembly. The connector assembly includes a connector (101) enabling connection amongst plurality of drums (501), wherein the connector 101 includes a plurality of clamping means (104) at multiple edges of the connector (101), connected to the connector (101) via a plurality of coupling elements (105, 201). A first portion (104a) of each clamping means (104) is coupled with one of the coupling elements (105, 201). The second portion (104b) of each clamping means (104) is adapted to fit within an outer reinforcing ring (504) of a drum to provide a fixed constraint to the plurality of drums (501) placed on a pallet (502). Further, the connector assembly includes a screw-rod fitting (103) having a screw rod (301) extending from the connector (101) and fastened at the pallet (502) positioned below the drums (501) to lock the connector (101) with the pallet (502).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENEX SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.
    Inventor: Anil Jain
  • Patent number: 9790004
    Abstract: A retention unit for securing a charged gas cylinder to a body of an aircraft includes a container having an opening and configured to cover the charged gas cylinder. The retention unit also includes a plurality of flaps coupled to the container and configured to be attached to the body of the aircraft using a contact adhesive. The retention unit also includes a drawstring disposed around the opening of the container and configured to provide a closure of the container around a neck of the charged gas cylinder inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan Schmidt, Drew Hartman, William T. Larner, Jesus I. Flores, James Baglini, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9470361
    Abstract: A wall mounted bracket assembly for securing articles, having a bracket assembly with a cooperative shape and dimension to be mounted onto a wall or surface. The bracket assembly has front, rear, top, and bottom walls, and first and second sidewalls. The bracket assembly further has a central opening, holes, and mounting means for mounting the bracket assembly. A strap assembly has a strap and a buckle. Positioned at the first and second sidewalls are first and second notches respectively with respective mounting holes to receive a respective strap holder post. A container is held by the strap, whereby the strap is adjusted at the buckle according to dimensions of the container with a predetermined tension. The container is a trashcan, laundry basket, bag, or receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Victor Arias
  • Patent number: 9260061
    Abstract: A golf cart mounted equipment and accessories holder and method of installation to a golf cart which is non-destructively mounted permanently or semi-permanently to a cart, resides at least partially in the golf cart bag well between the rear wheel wells of the cart, and provides a bag retention strap extending into sections of the bag well not otherwise occupied by the equipment and accessories holder. The equipment and accessories holder possesses at least one elongate pocket and compartments adapted to retain and store balls and accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Rudd
  • Patent number: 9175791
    Abstract: Conduit spacers useful in preparing duct banks with reduced electromagnetic fields (EMF) are disclosed. The conduit spacers are designed to maximize phase cancellation of EMF from a closely-spaced series of electric power cables placed in conduits supported underground by the conduit spacers. The spacers are also designed to minimize the EMF above ground by reducing the distance needed to bury the cables for a given EMF above ground. In one embodiment, the spacers place conduits adjacent one another for maximum cancellation of a single three-phase cable installation. In another embodiment, the spacers place conduits adjacent one another for maximum cancellation for a dual three-phase cable installation, including cross-phase cancellation, e.g., A-B-C and C-B-A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Underground Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald P McCoy
  • Patent number: 9027222
    Abstract: A lens assembly method for assembling a plurality of lenses into a plurality of lens tubes is disclosed. The method includes providing a lens assembly tool comprising a lens receiving frame, a positioning plate, and a pressing plate forming a plurality of pressing punches; positioning a plurality of lens tubes in a plurality of receiving holes of the lens receiving frame; positioning one lens in each of the lens tubes; positioning the positioning plate on the lens receiving frame with the lens tubes extending through a plurality of through holes of the positioning plate; and positioning the pressing plate on the positioning plate with the pressing punches entering into the lens tubes to push the lenses into the lens tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Chun Wang
  • Publication number: 20150123297
    Abstract: The present invention involves a fabrication of plastic-tube-screen-fill using plastic tubes. The plastic-tube-screen-fill consists of several plastic tubes suspending between top and bottom tube holding perforated frames in the shape of a rectangular thin plate as a vertical string screen. The tube holding perforated frames are in same configuration to be used in two ways and fabricated by assembling a perforated frame and tube holding frame. The tube holding frame is a straight male band connector with several short solid rods positioned and fixed on band for push-fitting into the holes on perforated frame. The short solid rod on tube holding frame has a male push-fit connector on its lower part to be push-fitted into one edge of tube. The tubes used in the present invention are spiral corrugated tubes. Fabrication and assembling method of perforated frames, tube holding frames, and spiral corrugated tubes are described in the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Chong Mook Park
  • Patent number: 9022234
    Abstract: Various aspects include a rack module comprising a side including one or more receptacles. A receptacle may include a contact surface shaped to receive a container. A rack module may include one or more engagement features operable to removably attach the rack module to another rack module having complementary engagement features. The other rack module may also have a side including one or more receptacles, and the attached rack modules may commonly orient their respective receptacles such that the containers received therein may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Scientific Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Hovatter
  • Publication number: 20150108076
    Abstract: A test tube rack insert device includes a base configured to be inserted into a test tube receiving chamber in a test tube rack. A semi-cylindrical test tube support member is coupled to the base at an edge of the base. The test tube support member extends perpendicularly from the base. The test tube support member is coupled to the base such that an angle between the base and the test tube support member is decreased by an exertion of force on an outer surface of the test tube support member to securely engage a test tube inserted into the test tube receiving chamber. A test tube rack configured to house test tubes of varying size using the test tube insert device and a method of housing test tubes of varying size using the test tube insert devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jason BRANCH, Ali SAFAVI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150068995
    Abstract: A holder assembly designed (embodiment # 1) to hold at least one but preferably multiple elongated tube-like containers or “squeeze-tubes” in a substantially vertical position such that the labeling, directions, contents and other information formed on the exterior of the tube-like containers are clearly viewable. The holder assembly includes a horizontal support to create a closed channel wherein the closed channel creates a gripping structure into which the closed or sealed ends of the tube-like containers are inserted. The gripping channel has a sufficient length to position multiple tube-like containers along the horizontal support in side-by-side relation to one another. The horizontal support includes the means to attach the entire assembly to a substantially oriented vertical surface. Additionally, said invention, further provided with magnets (embodiment #2) can hold a multitude of metallic instruments and utensils along its length that are easily accessible and removable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis G. Hartman
  • Publication number: 20150041417
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of holders for the storage of hair care appliances and similar articles wherein the hair-care appliances are stored (held) for immediate use. A thermal barrier clip for use with flat irons is also disclosed for use with the holder so as to improve safety and increase the lifespan of the flat iron. A hair dryer hook is also disclosed which allows for storage of a hair dryer with a diffuser attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Christenson
  • Patent number: 8931649
    Abstract: The creation is a rack for cup objects, which provides a rack easy to use and capable of placing cup objects, including: an integrated bended form of two vertical rods providing with symmetrical, vertically separated aligned oblique projections, wherein the oblique projections are inclined to the two vertical rods with oblique angles, a space is formed between upper and lower oblique projections, the space may contain embedded cup objects, and the oblique projection may be used to jam the cup cover of the cup object such that the effect that the cup object is positioned, undetached, and thus multiple cup objects may be positioned in alignment and easy to access is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Fang-Yin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140231372
    Abstract: A modular display unit, comprising a housing having a front wall, a rear wall, a roof and a floor. The roof slopes downwardly from said rear wall towards said front wall when the display unit is mounted to a vertical wall. A plurality of containers is disposed in a row between the front and rear walls. Each of the containers has a bottom support portion and an open top portion. The open top portion is configured for coupling with a tubular extension for increasing the length of each of the containers. A plurality of pegboard hangers is provided on the rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Lori Mills, David W. Stein, Michael E. Nance
  • Patent number: 8789713
    Abstract: A surgical instrument caddy includes an elongated, generally rectangular main body having a support rod secured to one end and a plurality of hollow channels disposed therein. Each of the channels includes a first end terminating at the top surface of the main body, and a second end terminating at the bottom surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Koller
  • Patent number: 8789712
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a support assembly mounted to a pair of uprights on a display unit and has a pair of arms having upper surfaces that directly attach to the uprights and a crossbar extending between proximal ends of the pair of arms. The upper surfaces are oriented at a first angle from the uprights. The display fixture also includes at least one loose item display assembly mounted to the crossbar and includes a collar and a mounting bracket. The collar has an inner diameter that defines a central opening for receiving a container. The mounting bracket is fixedly attached to a back of the collar at a proximal end and removably coupled to the crossbar of the support assembly with a distal clip. An upper surface of the collar is oriented at a second angle relative to upper surfaces of the pair of arms of the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Timothy J. Martell, Daniel J. Noll, Erin L. Zobel
  • Patent number: 8757400
    Abstract: A test tube rack (1) that is suited for storing and transporting test tubes. The test tube rack (1) according to the invention includes a bottom plate (3), a cover plate (2), and a centering plate (4), which are arranged parallel to one another and spaced apart from one another. The plates have a substantially rectangular shape. At each corner a screw connector (8) is arranged, through which the plates are joined to each other. The screw connectors (8) are designed such that, when stacking a plurality of test tube racks (1), the screw connectors (8) of one test tube rack (1) partially engage with the screw connectors (8) of another test tube rack (1), and thereby ensure a secure connection, at least with respect to lateral shifting. Additionally, the screw connectors (8) can be provided with a locking mechanism, which allows a rigid connection between test tube racks (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bernd Bosch Maschinenbau
    Inventor: Bernd Bosch
  • Publication number: 20140151314
    Abstract: A stand structure is provided for placement of cup-shaped articles. The stand structure includes two upright rods which have a plurality of pairs of spaced and symmetrical protruding portions. A transverse rod is connected between each pair of the protruding portions. An accommodation space is formed between two upper and lower transverse rods to accommodate a cup-shaped article. The edge of a cup cover of the cup-shaped article is against the corresponding transverse rods and the corresponding protruding portions to position the cup-shaped article. The cup-shaped articles can be arranged in order and used conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Fang Yin CHEN
  • Patent number: 8672380
    Abstract: A handhold assembly for a machine chassis includes a handhold and a mounting structure. The handhold includes a gripping member, an elongate member extending from the gripping member, and a locking member provided at a distal portion of the elongate member. Further, an adapter provided at a distal end of the elongate member. The mounting structure is configured to be attached with the machine chassis and includes a first opening and a second opening. The first and the second openings configured to removably receive the elongate member and the adapter, respectively. Further, a slot provided on the first opening, the slot configured to engage with the locking member of the handhold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary R. Carter, Scott M. Hauser
  • Patent number: 8671635
    Abstract: Pedestal assemblies configured to support first and second pavers positioned adjacently against an elevated periphery and methods of making the same are provided herein. Preferred assemblies include a cap, base, and at least two towers configured to be sandwiched between the cap and base. Kits can be sold with just cap and base alone. Preferred caps and bases can be formed in the same shape or substantially so, and are racetrack-shaped. Preferred towers include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cylindrical tubing. The cap can advantageously include an upwardly-projecting fin used to align and separate two pavers positioned alongside an elevated periphery. A pedestal support system can include both periphery pedestals in addition to conventional pedestals positioned away from the elevated periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nigel Jones
  • Patent number: 8631950
    Abstract: A sample tube holder (10) having a generally flat elongate flexible body (12) and one or more of sets of non circular apertures (16) each having a length dimension and a width dimension perpendicular to the length dimension, in the body, each set having two or more apertures (16) arranged in a line such that each set of apertures defines at least one inner portion (30) between adjacent apertures (16) of the set and at least one outer portion (32) adjacent each aperture at the end of the line extending away from the respective inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Noble House Group Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chris Whelan, Craig Andrew Burke
  • Publication number: 20140014603
    Abstract: A carousel rack assembly is provided with a plurality of carriages coupled together end-to-end for rotation. Each carriage includes a plurality of spice compartments. Adjacent carriages can be coupled in a first position wherein the spice container compartments are aligned or in a second position wherein the spice container compartments are offset. When the compartments are aligned into adjacent carriages, a tall spice container or two short spice containers can be held in the aligned compartments. When the compartments of adjacent carriages are offset, a small spice container can be held in each offset compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Alan S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8590715
    Abstract: A rack for carrying or displaying glassware or similar containers holding liquids such as beverages is disclosed. The rack has a planar portion, which may be defined by concentrically arranged wire rings, that supports several yokes around its outer edge. The yokes grasp the containers between outwardly extending arm segments. A straight post handle is joined to the center of the underside of the planar portion of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Silvio R. Gray
  • Patent number: 8567617
    Abstract: A wine glass and bottle holder support system for displaying, holding and transporting a wine bottle and accompanying glasses in a variety of configurations through the use of different types of attachments. The wine glass and bottle holder support system generally includes a lower opening, wherein the lower opening and the upper opening are substantially concentric and including at least one support member connecting the upper support structure to the lower support structure, wherein the support member includes an upper end and a lower end. An attachment member extends from the lower support structure to which various attachments may be secured for allowing support of the wine bottle and glasses in various locations which may not include a steady surface such as a table. Exemplary types of attachments which may be utilized include a pedestal, a pronged ground extension, a stake or a disc attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: John T. Tapager
  • Patent number: 8496125
    Abstract: A holder rack includes a supporting open frame, a rod baffle bonded to the supporting open frame in vertical, and a flat holder sheet member attached to the supporting open frame over the rod baffle for holding cap-shaped items vertically in a line. The flat holder sheet member has an upper opening, a lower opening, and an elongated slot connected between the upper opening and the lower opening and kept in proximity to the rod baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Fang-Yin Chen
  • Patent number: 8496124
    Abstract: A rack includes a supporting open frame, a flat baffle bonded to the supporting open frame, and a flat holder sheet member attached to the supporting open frame over the flat baffle for holding cap-shaped items vertically in a line. The flat holder sheet member has an upper opening, a lower opening, and an elongated slot connected between the upper opening and the lower opening and kept in proximity to the flat baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Fang-Yin Chen
  • Publication number: 20130119005
    Abstract: A rack for carrying or displaying glassware or similar containers holding liquids such as beverages is disclosed. The rack has a planar portion, which may be defined by concentrically arranged wire rings, that supports several yokes around its outer edge. The yokes grasp the containers between outwardly extending arm segments. A straight post handle is joined to the center of the underside of the planar portion of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Silvio R. Gray
  • Publication number: 20130119006
    Abstract: A multiple cup or multiple can beverage holder formed of an upper surface having a plurality of depending receptacles having circular side walls and a flat bottom wall, or inverted conical side walls and a flat bottom wall or a concentrically stepped side wall and flat bottom wall, each receptacle dimensioned for the receipt of a beverage cup or beverage can, and including at least one receptacle for receipt of incidental objects, the multiple cup and multiple can holder supported on at least one vertical rod secured to the underside of the upper surface of the holder, the lower end of the rod engageable in the earth for supporting the holder and its contents at a convenient height above the ground for a user either standing or sitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Graga, Brian Russer
  • Patent number: 8430251
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a tube loading system suitable for rapidly loading, handing, manipulation and storing large numbers of tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Genesee Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Fry, Scott Edward Curry
  • Publication number: 20130075351
    Abstract: An apparatus including one or more beverage container receptacles for holding a beverage container in the upright position in multiple convenient and possibly unstable locations is described. Slender legs separate the beverage container receptacles from direct contact with the mounting or bearing surfaces and serve to damp spilling forces transmitted from these surfaces when the apparatus is placed in various horizontal or vertical orientations such as vertically between couch cushions; or horizontally between a bed mattress and box spring; or on a picnic blanket. Multiple stemmed and non-stemmed beverage container types such as wine glasses, coffee cups, large soda cups are simultaneously held. Additional storage space for personal effects such as digital electronic devices, remote controls or reading glasses is included One embodiment of the invention includes speakers, amplifying electronics and batteries for playing digital music from a users digital electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Mark David Lueker
  • Patent number: 8403275
    Abstract: A support frame for supporting an intravenous bag and associated equipment, comprises a main pole adapted to be secured to a structure so as to be self-standing. A pivotable pole is adapted to support equipment associated with an intravenous bag. A pivot joint is provided between the main pole and the pivotable pole such that the pivotable pole rotates about the main pole. A rack is supported by the pivotable pole, the rack being adapted to support an intravenous bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: FI2S (8043523 Canada Inc.)
    Inventor: Jocelyn Côté
  • Publication number: 20130026121
    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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Alan S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8360238
    Abstract: The package structure for glass containers for pharmaceutical use (e.g.: bottles, carpules and phials . . . ), comprises a tray (2) accommodating, at a raised position with respect to its bottom, a support plane (4) having a plurality of holes (12) for introducing containers spaced with a preset spatial order, the support plane comprising, at each introduction hole, elastically yielding means (13) for holding the container by means of a radial holding force, the holding means extending inside the volume enclosed by the projection of the perimeter of the hole in a manner parallel to the central symmetry axis (S) of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Stevanato Group International A.S.
    Inventor: Fabiano Nicoletti
  • Publication number: 20130001179
    Abstract: A rackable, collapsible, and stackable unit including corner posts being foldable inwardly and downwardly, side bars connecting a pair of opposite corner posts, upper end bars connecting a pair of adjacent corner posts, lower end bars connecting the pair of adjacent upright corner posts, a core holder located on the upper end bars for retaining one end of a core, a plurality of hinges, one connected at each joint between each corner post and the side bars, and hinged support braces pivotally and diagonally connected between one of the corner posts and one of the side bars to hold the corner posts in an upright position when the unit is opened and which, in combination with the hinges, makes it possible to fold the corner posts inwardly and downwardly so as to lie substantially flat against the side bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred Knox HARPOLE
  • Publication number: 20120241397
    Abstract: A user configurable container storage system array comprised of a plurality of movable container-nest modules securely anchored to a pegboard or similar backing allowing removal and insertion of the containers with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Giacomo Michael Pasquale Strollo
  • Publication number: 20120234782
    Abstract: Athletic fields, fairgrounds, parks, construction sites, and other informal outdoor venues often lack ample sheltered, level horizontal surfaces where patrons or workers may securely rest drinking vessels while they eat, exercise, shop, or work. However, vertical barriers such as fences, rails and boundary walls are often present. Variations on a durable, lightweight, versatile, portable open-work rack can be temporarily hung on such vertical barriers, used to hold any of a diverse range of drinking vessels, and removed without leaving a mark on the barrier. Both single- and multiple-vessel racks are stackable for compact storage. Besides drinking vessels, the racks can also support food containers such as fruit or yogurt cups, and other outdoor items such as small potted plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Roskuszka
  • Publication number: 20120228248
    Abstract: Various aspects include a rack module comprising a side including one or more receptacles. A receptacle may include a contact surface shaped to receive a container. A rack module may include one or more engagement features operable to removably attach the rack module to another rack module having complementary engagement features. The other rack module may also have a side including one or more receptacles, and the attached rack modules may commonly orient their respective receptacles such that the containers received therein may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Hovatter
  • Publication number: 20120175328
    Abstract: A test tube rack (1) that is suited for storing and transporting test tubes. The test tube rack (1) according to the invention includes a bottom plate (3), a cover plate (2), and a centering plate (4), which are arranged parallel to one another and spaced apart from one another. The plates have a substantially rectangular shape. At each corner a screw connector (8) is arranged, through which the plates are joined to each other. The screw connectors (8) are designed such that, when stacking a plurality of test tube racks (1), the screw connectors (8) of one test tube rack (1) partially engage with the screw connectors (8) of another test tube rack (1), and thereby ensure a secure connection, at least with respect to lateral shifting. Additionally, the screw connectors (8) can be provided with a locking mechanism, which allows a rigid connection between test tube racks (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: BERND BOSCH MASCHINENBAU
    Inventor: Bernd Bosch
  • Patent number: 8196759
    Abstract: A laboratory ware dispenser has a receptacle defining a space and at least one laboratory ware magazine for containing items of laboratory ware and including a plurality of apertures. The space defined by the receptacle is configured to receive the laboratory ware magazine. The receptacle has at least one aperture dimensioned such that at least one but not all of the apertures of the laboratory ware magazine are registerable with the aperture of the receptacle upon relative rotation of the receptacle and laboratory ware magazine. A laboratory ware magazine has an annular support member defining a space for containing a plurality of items of laboratory ware and a plurality of apertures arranged around a circumference of the annular support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Alba Scientific Services, Ltd, Berg Design Ltd.
    Inventors: Galen Milne, Andrew Sinclair Sherriff, William Graham Rennie, Valerie Undrill
  • Patent number: 8191718
    Abstract: Various aspects include a rack module comprising a side including one or more receptacles. A receptacle may include a contact surface shaped to receive a container. A rack module may include one or more engagement features operable to removably attach the rack module to another rack module having complementary engagement features. The other rack module may also have a side including one or more receptacles, and the attached rack modules may commonly orient their respective receptacles such that the containers received therein may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Scientific Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Hovatter
  • Patent number: 8136679
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a tube loading system suitable for rapidly loading, handing, manipulation and storing large numbers of tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Genesee Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Fry, Scott Edward Curry
  • Patent number: 8083496
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an air compressor enclosed in a shroud with plastic tab isolators. In an exemplary aspect of the present invention, an air compressor may include an air tank for containing air at an elevated pressure, and a shroud for enclosing the air tank. The shroud may include a ribbing and a plurality of support members. The ribbing and the plurality of support members may be in contact with the air tank to assist in holding the air tank inside the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: J. Cody Stilwell
  • Patent number: 8028843
    Abstract: A shift and scan test tube rack apparatus and method comprised of an array of initially aligned racks each comprised of a row of spaced apart receptacles each having a receptacle window through which a barcode on a received barcode labeled test tube is viewable and each rack further comprised of a plurality of line of sight windows each interposed between two adjacent spaced apart receptacles, and a shifting device for individually shifting any one of the racks in the array of initially aligned racks to a shifted position that allows a plurality of the receptacle windows in the shifted rack to be viewed through the plurality of line of sight windows in the remaining aligned racks for reading barcodes on barcode labeled test tubes received in the shifted rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hamilton Company
    Inventors: Jose Eduardo Guzman, Thomas John Barresi, Gregory Gulla, James Michael Salika
  • Patent number: 8016300
    Abstract: A mobile cart for carrying a plurality of fluid canisters. The cart includes a platform configured to support the fluid canisters. The cart also includes a base having a base body and a plurality of wheels movably connected to the base body so that the wheels can be selectively moved with respect to the base body between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the plurality of wheels extends from the base body so the cart can roll, on the plurality of wheels, over the support surface supporting the cart. In the retracted position, the plurality of wheels is retracted relative to the base body so that the cart cannot roll, on the plurality of wheels, over the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Cramer Decker Industries
    Inventors: Paul Cramer, Steven Coffman