Laboratory, Dental, Barber Or Medical Patents (Class 312/209)
  • Patent number: 10995312
    Abstract: Disclosed is biomanufacturing apparatus 1 comprising a housing 20 including top 22 and bottom 24 faces which allow stacking of plural housings, an access door 25 at a front side of the housing, a substantially enclosed bioreactor chamber 30 inside the housing accessible via the door, and a further substantially enclosed region 36 inside the housing containing electrical parts and/or electronic control components, the chamber 30 including: a tray 40 for supporting a bioreactor, a tray support 45 including a mechanism 44,47 for rocking the tray in use; at least a fluid handling portion 48,49 of at least one fluid pump device 54/58; and at least one connection 43 for connecting to a conduit and/or path for carrying fluids, gas and/or electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC
    Inventors: Haresh Digambar Patil, Praveen Paul, Manish Uddhaorao Choudhary, Pradeep Kumar, Anoop Bhargav, Sebastian John, Nivedita Phadke, Manoj Ramakrishna
  • Patent number: 10993792
    Abstract: A storage cabinet (1) that may be used to store CAD/CAM milling blanks (45) such as those used in dentistry. Drawers or box assemblies (3) are placed on shelves (4) within the cabinet (1). Each box assembly (3) includes a forward compartment (15) which includes a lower cavity (16). Perforations (17) in the top surface (20) of the forward compartment permit a spindle retaining assembly (23) within the cavity (16) to grip the spindle or shaft (46) of a blank which may be readily viewed and removed by a user as needed. The retaining assembly (23) includes an orthogonal groove (32) that is biased by a spring (29) in order to permit spindles of various sizes and geometries to be retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald L Swift
  • Patent number: 10995310
    Abstract: Disclosed is biomanufacturing apparatus 1 comprising a housing 20 including top 22 and bottom 24 faces which allow stacking of plural housings, an access door 25 at a front side of the housing, a substantially enclosed bioreactor chamber 30 inside the housing accessible via the door, and a further substantially enclosed region 36 inside the housing containing electrical parts and/or electronic control components, the chamber 30 including: a tray 40 for supporting a bioreactor, a tray support 45 including a mechanism 44,47 for rocking the tray in use; the tray support further including a load cell (41) to determine changes in the mass load on the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC
    Inventors: Praveen Paul, Manoj Ramakrishna, Anoop Bhargav, Haresh Digambar Patil, Sebastian John, Manish Uddhaorao Choudhary, Pradeep Kumar, Nivedita Phadke
  • Patent number: 10983319
    Abstract: To enable observation of the operating site to be continued more easily in the case in which the picture of the operating site is no longer displayed normally. Provided is a surgical microscope device including: a microscope unit that images an observation target, and outputs a picture signal; a support unit that supports the microscope unit, and is configured as a balance arm; and an auxiliary observation device that is attachable to the microscope unit or the support unit, and is configured to enable observation of an observation range provided by the microscope unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Gakuji Higuchi, Junichi Nozawa
  • Patent number: 10874012
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a clean air device that can reduce the risk of contamination due to static electricity. Provided is a biosafety cabinet or a clean air device that connects a biosafety cabinet and a clean booth, wherein a static eliminator (ionizer) that generates a corona discharge by way of concentrating an electric field on a needle-shaped discharge electrode and eliminates static with ionized air is disposed directly above an air flow branching point where air supplied to a work space branches to the front face and to rear face inside the biosafety cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneko, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10821046
    Abstract: A surgical robotic system comprising: a surgical robot arm (7, 8, 9) having at least six degrees of freedom, the arm having a distal end for attachment to a surgical tool (5) and a proximal end; and a mounting structure (10, 11, 12) configured to mate to the proximal end of the arm for holding the proximal end of the arm spatially fixed, the mounting structure comprising an electrical connection for powering the surgical robot arm; wherein the system comprises a manually operable latching mechanism (6) whereby the arm can be attached to and released from the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CMR SURGICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Luke David Ronald Hares, Keith Marshall
  • Patent number: 10793175
    Abstract: A medical or organisation cart includes a clamping rail for attaching accessories. The cart is rectangular when viewed from above, with rounded corners. The cart includes corner profiles among which at least one is provided with a vertically extending undercut extending to a top surface or a worktop of the cart. The clamping rail has a tensioner, a counter hold element and a connection strap connecting the tensioner with the counter hold element and which the accessories may be attached to or hanged on. The tensioner may be positively connected with the corner profile at the vertical undercut, and the clamping rail may be fixedly attached to the cart and may be detached, both with the help of the tensioner. The clamping rail may be fixedly attached at any position of the vertical undercut and at a position of an adjacent corner profile corresponding to that first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Zarges GmbH
    Inventors: Erkan Soytürk, Florian Krichenbauer
  • Patent number: 10787637
    Abstract: Discloses is a continuous fermenter for sequential fermentation of hexose and pentose which includes (a) a hexose fermenter equipped with a saccharified solution supply unit containing hexose, pentose and lignin, a plurality of trays closing at least half of the diameter of the fermenter, impellers disposed on each of the trays, an impeller driving unit, a lignin discharge unit disposed at the bottom of the fermenter, a fermented solution discharge unit, and a temperature control jacket; and (b) a pentose fermenter equipped with a fermented solution supply unit for supplying the fermented solution discharged from the hexose fermenter, a plurality of trays closing at least half of the diameter of the fermenter, impellers disposed on each of the trays, an impeller driving unit, a lignin discharge unit disposed at the bottom of the fermenter, a fermented solution discharge unit, and a temperature control jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Su Koo
  • Patent number: 10765579
    Abstract: A transport incubator includes a support structure having a base provided with at least one first guide, and a housing structure coupled with the supporting structure. The housing structure includes a first portion having at least one first side panel slidably coupled with the first guide of the base, and a second portion laterally delimited by at least one first side wall, on which the at least one first side panel of the first portion slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GINEVRI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Angela Giambattista, Loredana Di Lucchio
  • Patent number: 10729233
    Abstract: A length-adjustable support having a telescopic column assembly that includes a rotatable spindle rod configured to telescope an interior tube into and out of an exterior tube, or vice versa, of the telescopic column assembly in order to adjust the length of the length-adjustable support. The column assembly is illustratively attached to a motor housing containing a motor that rotates the spindle rod. In illustrative embodiments, a portion of the spindle rod is attached to the motor housing via a bushing member comprising two complimentary bushing components that surround the spindle rod and support a spindle plate that mates with the spindle rod to rotate therewith. The motor assembly is configured to substantially float within the motor housing and is attached to a flange of the housing by a clip or grommet that retains an attachment arm of the motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OMT-VEYHL USA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Knudtson, Scott Boboltz, Dan Lerz
  • Patent number: 10603531
    Abstract: A firefighting or rescue apparatus includes a cab and a body having a storage unit configured to store a self-contained breathing apparatus, contaminated by harmful chemicals at an emergency scene, in the body rather than in the cab where occupants ride, so the occupants are not exposed to the harmful chemicals, which might be hazardous, toxic, carcinogenic or otherwise deleterious to health. The storage unit can include a storage wall mounted on upper and lower telescoping rail systems, and can be selectively movable relative to a compartment opening from a storage mode, where the storage wall is disposed in a compartment to a retrieval mode, where the storage wall extends beyond the opening so a user can access air tank supports to store a self-contained breathing apparatus. Related methods of storing a contaminated apparatus in the storage unit, distal from the cab and occupants thereof, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HME, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Lenz, Jr., Kevin J. Longhurst
  • Patent number: 10518794
    Abstract: A cart for the management of liquids, trash, and equipment during indoor events is disclosed. The cart may include a liquid container positioned above a top surface such that liquids spilled from the liquid container are contained on the top surface. The top surface may comprise an aperture extending therethrough. A trash container may be positioned below the aperture in the top surface to catch any liquid or trash that passes down through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10456788
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for substantially horizontally oscillating one or more multi-well plates containing a liquid, a solid, or a mixture thereof that operates to thoroughly disrupt solid substances in multi-well plates. The apparatus provides oscillation of plates in a horizontal direction through the use of springs and rotating mechanical components. The apparatus includes a circular rotating ring having a toothed circumference that rotates horizontally, plate holder, and a spring attached to the housing and in constant contact with the plate holder. The apparatus can be used in a cold room or placed in a refrigerator to keep the substances at low temperature and to eliminate noise when the disruptor operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Yury Sherman, Michael Sherman, Ilya Alexandrov, Yehuda Buff
  • Patent number: 10418831
    Abstract: An interactive surgical device storage and supply cart is provided and includes a top storage assembly having multiple storage containers for various size product packages, a bottom storage assembly having drawers to retain larger packages of sterilized devices and an intermediate shelf having storage trays for frequently used items. One or more batter chargers are provided on the cart to supply fully charged batteries. A docking station is provided on the cart to receive computers for inventory management and display instructional material. The docking station also can receive communication devices for consultation with outside sources in real time. Additionally, a power strip is provided to power the battery charger (s) and docking station as well as other auxiliary, powered devices and instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Racenet, Danyel Racenet, Parag Sapre, Francesco Alfieri
  • Patent number: 10392183
    Abstract: Funnel storage systems are presented including: a cabinet enclosure having an upper opening; a lid removably coupled with the cabinet enclosure, the lid forming a dust seal with the cabinet enclosure; a top screened support coupled with the cabinet enclosure for receiving a number of funnels; and a bottom screened support coupled with the cabinet enclosure for storing and organizing the number of funnels along a number of upright storage posts. In some embodiments, the cabinet enclosure further includes angled side walls such that a second cabinet enclosure having angled side walls may be nested within the cabinet enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Joseph-Paul Link
  • Patent number: 10246877
    Abstract: An arrangement for ventilating a laboratory is provided wherein a plurality of center carrier elements are in a spaced arrangement above a laboratory table row that defines two walking areas, one on each side of the table row. Each center carrier element comprises a vertical column element fastened on an upper end to the laboratory ceiling and at its lower end having center extension arms extending above the of laboratory table row. On the bottom side, the carrier elements carry a first and second air supply conduit in spaced relationship and delimit a lower receiving space therebetween extending over the length of the laboratory table row to carry supply lines. On the top side, the carrier elements carry an exhaust air conduit or alternatively, a side exhaust air conduit is received on side carrier elements opposite the first or the second air supply conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: WOBATECH AG
    Inventors: Thomas Alpiger, Martin Gallmann
  • Patent number: 10219867
    Abstract: A manipulator, for use with a robotic control system, to maneuver an existing instrument (e.g., medical instrument) to a desired location within a target zone includes at least one controller, a rotation mechanism in communication with the at least one controller and being rotated about a first axis, a horizontal movement mechanism in communication with the at least one controller and being displaced along a first path, and a deflection mechanism capable of receiving a portion of the existing instrument. Such a deflection mechanism is in communication with the at least one controller and displaced along a second path in such a manner that causes deflection of a distal end (e.g., portion of an insertion tube) of the existing medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Remzi Saglam, Ahmet Sinan Kabakci, Erhan Koruk
  • Patent number: 10210688
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for providing safety and security of materials, including an onsite measuring device configured to measure dispensed liquid, fluids, or materials from a container, and transmit measurement information; a base station device configured to receive the transmitted measurement information, and transmit the received measurement information over a communications network; a server device configured to receive and process the measurement information, and transmit an authorization over the communications network to dispense the liquid, fluids, or materials in the container based on the processed measurement information; a mobile device configured to receive the authorization from the server device to lock or unlock the container so as to dispense the liquid, fluids, or materials in the container; and a locking device configured to lock or unlock the container to dispense the liquid, fluids, or materials based on the authorization received by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TWINERGISTICS SAFETY AND SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: David Allan Clark, Patricia Mary McGowan, Brigid Mary McGowan
  • Patent number: 10143361
    Abstract: An endoscope system is provided with an operation part, an elongated part, an imaging part, a control part, a display part, a rotation operation input part, and a rotation coupling part that rotates an imaging field of view in the imaging part around the optical axis in accordance with the rotation amount provided to the control part, wherein the control part outputs to the display part an image which has been captured by the imaging part and is brought into a state in which the field of view is rotated by the rotation coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shintaro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10140801
    Abstract: A device for controlling dispensing of items, includes a frame 34; at least one drawer 16 slidably mounted to the frame, the drawer having a plurality of storage sections 21; a plurality of access panels 3, each associated with one of the storage sections; control means operable to control movement of each of the access panels 3 relative to the associated drawer 16 (such as by controlling an actuator rod 210 and a latch 50) so that, when the drawer 16 is opened, the access panel 3 is either in a first mode which prevents access to its associated storage section 21 or in a second mode which allows access to its associate storage section 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: James Marcus Norris
  • Patent number: 10132442
    Abstract: A monitor stand for use in holding and maintaining a position of a monitor comprising a carrier adapted to removably and fixedly hold a monitor, the carrier including first and second trapezoidal shaped cubic mounting protrusions on a bottommost portion of the carrier, and wherein the carrier is further adapted to rotate between a first angular placement and a second angular placement, a base enclosure adapted to provide a substantially stable platform to hold the monitor in an upright condition and to provide a frictional engagement against which the carrier can rotate, the base enclosure including first and second base enclosure channels, a low friction insert adapted to be inserted between the carrier and the base enclosure and which is part of the frictional engagement of the base enclosure, the low friction insert including a first and second channel insertion portions adapted to fit into the first and second base enclosure channels respectively, and wherein the first and second trapezoidal shaped cubic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Balch, Fred Bargetzi, Wendy Feldstein, Dhirendra Patel, Dan Previti, William Rahek, George Feldstein
  • Patent number: 10115073
    Abstract: Described is an RFID-enabled medical item storage, organization, and/or tracking device, such as a cabinet or shelf, that includes a limited-range wireless network communication capability, such as low-energy Bluetooth or Zigbee, to communicate with nearby cabinets, shelves or mobile devices, any of which may serve as a communication aggregator to coordinate the communication of multiple cabinets, shelves and other devices with an inventory management system or other back-end computer system or other device via back haul wireless or wired networks (e.g., the Internet).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: WAVEMARK, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan John Wicks, Richard Eugene Leitermann, Jean-Claude Jacques Saghbini, Lars Rohrberg
  • Patent number: 10045829
    Abstract: A obstetric hemorrhage cart having a chassis riding on wheels, drawers supported by the chassis, a cooling apparatus such as a refrigerator in the chassis, a locking bar pivotally attached to the chassis, a scale drawer, a scale mounted in the scale drawer, and a positionable task light attached to the chassis. Each of the drawers may include a drawer lock shiftable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking bar may be lockable in a blocking orientation and shiftable to a non-blocking orientation when unlocked, thus serving as a secondary safety lock preventing the drawers and a cooling apparatus door from inadvertently opening during travel. The scale may have a weight surface and a scale display, and the scale drawer may have a window for viewing the scale display from a front of the chassis when the scale drawer is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Neonatal Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Norman, Mark Petheram, Heather Fibuch-Townsend, Anthony Hash
  • Patent number: 10013019
    Abstract: A computer apparatus including a host unit and a display unit is provided. The host unit has a host bonding area and a host connector, and the host connector is located in the host bonding area. The display unit has a display bonding area and a display connector, and the display connector is located in the display bonding area. The display bonding area is adapted to position to the host bonding area, and the display connector is adapted to couple to the host connector. The display unit is detachably connected to the host unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Young Lighting Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Tsun Juan, Li-Wen Chang, Wen-Chih Tang
  • Patent number: 9978110
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described related to the assignment and management of patient-specific bins. A dispensing device at a healthcare facility includes a number of bins for storage of medical supplies, with some of the bins designated as patient-specific bins allocated to be assigned to patients for storage of their medications or certain other supplies. A central server computer system, in communication with a computer of the dispensing device, may monitor and assign current and future patient-specific use of the bins for the dispensing device. The assignment and management of patient-specific bins may be performed by devices distributed through the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Omnicell, Inc.
    Inventors: John Vahlberg, Dan Cohen, Jennifer Cartright, Richard Caldwell, Jeff Blank
  • Patent number: 9955773
    Abstract: A vertically oriented cosmetic container organizer is disclosed. The cosmetic container organizer includes a vertically oriented housing having a front end, a back end, a planar bottom end and two opposing sides. A plurality of compartments is disposed within the housing. Each of the compartments has an open front end that is above a rear end of the compartment defining a rearward sloping lower surface. At least one fastener coupled to the back end of the housing for mounting the container to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Andrea Tavella
  • Patent number: 9888768
    Abstract: A vertical lift system provides an ergonomic system for raising and lowering a lift carriage which contains non-slidable and/or slidable shelves. By having interchangeable modular raceways providing electrical, liquid, vacuum, gas and/or data delivery systems, equipment and appliances can be easily connected to these delivery systems without interfering with the up/down movement of the vertical lift carriage. The vertical lift system also includes a height adjustable work surface which can be raised/lowered based on an individual's personal preference. Some of the shelves can be manually extended or electronically controlled. The vertical lift system also allows the monitoring, processing and collecting of data from multiple pieces of equipment. The vertical lift system can connect to local and global networks and systems, such as the Internet or other communication systems or networks, other shared equipment, and can monitor alarm and environment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Rand D. Weyler, Stephenie K. Harper, Richard R. Curran
  • Patent number: 9798862
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing medicines, vitamins and/or samples, including an organizer and dispensing units for medicines, vitamins and/or samples. The organizer includes seats in which to place the dispensing units. The apparatus includes an identification device connected to a data processing device and containing dispensing data on medicines, vitamins and/or samples, including detecting members controlled to a detecting state by detecting signals generated on the basis of dispensing data in the data processing device. The identification device is configured to be brought in connection with the organizer so that at least some of the detecting members are aligned with at least some of the seats of the organizer, wherein at least those dispensing units, which are aligned with at least one detecting member, can be identified by means of detecting signals generated on the basis of dispensing data in the data processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NEWICO OY
    Inventor: Ossi Parviainen
  • Patent number: 9773095
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing medicines, vitamins and/or samples, including an organizer and dispensing units for medicines, vitamins and/or samples. The organizer includes seats in which to place the dispensing units. The apparatus includes an identification device connected to a data processing device and containing dispensing data on medicines, vitamins and/or samples, including detecting members controlled to a detecting state by detecting signals generated on the basis of dispensing data in the data processing device. The identification device is configured to be brought in connection with the organizer so that at least some of the detecting members are aligned with at least some of the seats of the organizer, wherein at least those dispensing units, which are aligned with at least one detecting member, can be identified by means of detecting signals generated on the basis of dispensing data in the data processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NEWICO OY
    Inventor: Ossi Parviainen
  • Patent number: 9741013
    Abstract: An object location guiding device and an operation method thereof are provided. The object location guiding device includes a processor, a controller and a guiding element array. Guiding elements of the guiding element array are disposed at different positions in a field so as to point to storage positions of different objects in the field. The processor converts the object data on an object list into storage-position information. The controller receives the storage-position information from the processor, converts the storage-position information into a first axis position code and a second axis position code, and drives the guiding element array by using the first axis position code and the second axis position code, so as to allow at least one corresponding guiding element of the guiding elements to point to a storage position of a corresponding object in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Changhua Christian Hospital
    Inventors: Troy-Chi Chiu, Chin-Chung Nien, Li-Huei Chen, Su-Yu Chien, Jo-Ping Li, Cheng-Hsun Yang, Pai-Hsiang Chou
  • Patent number: 9709767
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for optical communications. One of the apparatuses includes a spool comprising a spool wheel, one or more separate spool portions positioned on the spool wheel, and one or more bearings positioned on the spool wheel, wherein the one or more spool portions and the one or more bearings are configured such that an optical fiber ribbon can be wound through the spool; and a spring coupled to the spool wheel such that the spring provides a rotational force on the spool in a direction that winds the optical fiber ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Oplink Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Lily Yu Zhuang, Qinhan Li
  • Patent number: 9643327
    Abstract: A combination shaving and trimming device includes a powered trimmer and a wet-shaving razor attachment adapted for mounting over the trimmer. The wet shaving razor attachment includes a connecting member for mounting over the trimmer for wet shaving using the trimmer as the handle. A grip insert is provided that removably attaches to the connecting member for wet shaving independent of the trimmer. The combination shaving and trimming device and the grip insert include alignment guides providing one way attachment of the connecting member to the trimmer as well as one way attachment of the grip insert to the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Christopher John Stevens, Paul Leslie Warrick
  • Patent number: 9625478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated automated slide processing system, especially to stain, to cover and to digitize one or more microscope slides (49) in one turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: 3DHISTECH KFT.
    Inventors: Márton Hegedüs, Béla Molnár, Tibor Virág
  • Patent number: 9588010
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for a soil box experiment applying vertical vibration. The apparatus for the soil box experiment applying the vertical vibration includes: a soil box for realizing a slope on which landslide occurs, the soil box being inclinedly disposed and having an opened upper portion to accommodate soil therein, a base member disposed under the soil box to support the soil box, and a vibration unit disposed on the base member to vertically vibrate the soil box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE AND MINERAL RESOURCES (KIGAM)
    Inventors: Jung-Hae Choi, Byung-Gon Chae
  • Patent number: 9492349
    Abstract: An automated system and associated method for storing items comprises a cabinet having at least one refrigerated drawer using a temperature control device and a non-temperature controlled drawer. The drawer design is such that temperature gradients throughout the drawer are minimized. Faraday cages are provided about each drawer to support separate RFID readers to monitor the items in each drawer. The temperature-controlled drawer is insulated so that adjacent non-temperature controlled drawers are not significantly affected by the temperature of the temperature-controlled drawer and they may exist at room temperature. An automatic RFID data detection system determines the temperature requirements of medical items in the temperature-controlled drawer and controls the temperature control device to maintain the required temperature. A temperature logging system for the temperature controlled drawer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
    Inventors: Shariq Hussain, Jimmy C. Caputo
  • Patent number: 9472966
    Abstract: A surgical tray assembly for storing, charging, and/or communicating with battery powered surgical instruments and other communication-enabled devices. The surgical tray assembly includes a stand, a surgical instrument tray supported on the stand, an electrical connector coupled to the tray, and one or more electrical transmission devices. The electrical connector is configured to be inserted into an electrical outlet. The electrical transmission device(s) is in electrical communication with the electrical connector. The surgical tray assembly may further include a wireless communication system capable of capturing data from a battery powered surgical instrument and transmitting such data. The surgical tray may further include a user interface display for displaying captured data from a battery powered surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Scott E. M. Frushour, Robert B. Stoddard
  • Patent number: 9241680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental care apparatus which comprises a dental care unit (4) and a patient chair (5) arranged in the immediate vicinity of each other and to which is structurally connected at least a treatment arm (7) for dental care instruments (9) and/or an arm for holding some other appliance or device used in a dental environment, such as a display (3), and which additionally comprises at least one arm part (11) arranged in the immediate vicinity of the dental care unit (4) whereon at least either of the imaging means an X-radiation source (14) and an image information receiver (15) is arranged, in which apparatus (2) the mutual position of said arm part (11) and patient chair (5) is arranged such that the arm part (11) is located or is positionable substantially above said patient chair (5), and in which apparatus said arm part (11) carrying at least one imaging means (14, 15) and/or the patient chair (5) is arranged rotatable by an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: PLANMECA OY
    Inventor: Heikki Kyöstilä
  • Patent number: 9108791
    Abstract: A memorabilia storage device for storing a plurality of items. The storage device may include a housing that has at least one sidewall that generally defines a cavity and a lid. The storage device may also include an sleeve that is configured for placement within the cavity. The sleeve is configured to receive a plurality of content holders. The plurality of content holders may have a variety of different shapes, sizes, and configurations so as to be capable of storing a variety of different types of memorabilia. Additionally, various different combinations of the different sized content holders may be stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Sentimental Me, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephanie L. Shirkey
  • Patent number: 9095802
    Abstract: A biosafety cabinet includes one or more air filters below the work surface and a system for holding, sealing, replacing and disposing the air filters through the work access opening of the biosafety cabinet. The air filters under the work surface of the biosafety cabinet capture particulates entering the cabinet from the exterior environment and the particulates within the cabinet's work chamber. Instead of a mechanical clamp, the perimeter of the air filters are sealed using a gasket and a tape, eliminating the accumulation of the contaminants around mechanical clamps. The air filters may be accessed through the work access opening of the biosafety cabinet, packaged for disposal and removed from the biosafety cabinet without being exposed to the exterior environment. A filter cover with an adhesive surface is used to cover and lift the used, contaminated air filter within the biosafety cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: THE BAKER COMPANY
    Inventors: Larry A. McCarthy, Robert E. Lloyd, D. Aaron Johnson, Robert A. Thibeault, Martin S. Rogers, Ronald W. Gingras, John Keith Campbell, Gene Klingbeil
  • Patent number: 9047992
    Abstract: A storage system for a pharmacy that has a frame containing a rack-like structure with a plurality of storage carriers detachably suspended therefrom. The carriers are sized to receive filled prescription orders and the like and include individual identifiers that facilitate locating the carriers at a specific location on the rack-like structure. Preferably, the storage system includes a tracking system that detects, monitors, and displays to a worker the location of the storage carrier containing a particular customer's prescription order, thereby providing easy retrieval of the customer's prescription order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: GSL Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelton Louie, Stephen A. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20150107627
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-washing closable surgical case cart apparatus, system and method. The self-washing closable surgical case cart apparatus incorporates a 360-degree universal fluid delivery system, compatible with external sources for fluid monitoring and delivery, that assures all surfaces therein may be decontaminated inexpensively, quickly, completely, and efficiently. In addition to its self-cleaning features, the design provides improved ergonomics for users as well as enhanced protection from floor-level contaminants. Methods for decontamination are also presented that take advantage of its unique features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Barry Miles Snyder, Travis Lee White, Jeffrey Scott Ashcraft
  • Patent number: 9013071
    Abstract: A power cord management system for managing flexible electrical power cords associated with hair or bathroom handheld appliances includes a power cord storage body. A pair of spaced apart cord wrapping elements are coupled to the power storage body about which the flexible electrical power cord may be wrapped for storage. At least one of the cord wrapping elements is movable between a storage and release position. The cord wrapping elements are configured to retain the wrapped power cord upon the power cord storage body when the at least one of the cord wrapping elements is in the storage position and wherein the wrapped power cord may be removed from the power cord storage body without unwrapping the wrapped power cord when the at least one of the cord wrapping elements is moved to the release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Natalie Levi
  • Publication number: 20150083647
    Abstract: A portable dialysis cabinet for use in dialysis. The portable dialysis cabinet can have a size and weight that facilitates easy movement of the cabinet from one location to another with relative ease. The portable dialysis cabinet can have additional features necessary to facilitate portability, such as wheels and a handle. In general, the portable dialysis cabinet can contain all the necessary components for performing a dialysis session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, David B. Lura, Bryant J. Pudil, Martin T. Gerber
  • Patent number: 8976522
    Abstract: A docking device for connection to a touch display device is provided. The docking device includes a docking body, a pivot unit and a frame. The pivot unit is connected to the docking body. The frame is connected to the pivot unit and pivoted relative to the docking body, wherein the touch display device is detachably disposed on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Lian Yen, Hua-Chung Tseng
  • Patent number: 8966765
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a medical boom with articulated arms and a base cabinet designed to accommodate modular equipment and utility racks that include video processing, computer, and electronic, and other utility equipment that can be easy inserted and removed from the base cabinet, as well as a method of manufacturing and using the same. The boom includes a stationary base that is configured to be installed into an operating room and one or more boom arms supported by the stationary base and configured to extend over an operating table in the operating room. The structural base includes one or more bays configured to receive a modular rack of electrical equipment. In various embodiments, the structural base cabinet further incorporates wiring to connect the equipment installed in the modular racks to video monitors and other equipment mounted on the articulated booms. The modular racks are preconfigured with a variety of electronic equipment such as computers, video processors and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: CompView Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Paul White, Larry Vollum, Dennis Palatov
  • Patent number: 8956861
    Abstract: Provided are a container tray in which a position and orientation of a container is hardly displaced from a predetermined position and orientation; a tray base used together with the container tray; and an observation unit. The container tray 8 includes a mounting plate 81 having a mounting surface 811 on which the container is to be mounted, an elastic body 82, and a biasing mechanism 83, 842. The elastic body 82 is arranged on the mounting surface 811 of the mounting plate 81 around a mounting region R where the container is to be mounted. The biasing mechanism 83, 842 is capable of switching states between a biased state in which the elastic body 82 is biased inward by applying a pressing force to the elastic body 82 from outside and a bias released state in which the bias on the elastic body 82 is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikio Houjou
  • Publication number: 20150042217
    Abstract: A storage device having discrete drawers includes a housing having a frame assembly. A drawer assembly is movably received in the housing. A cover is fixedly mounted atop the drawer assembly preventing access to the contents of the drawer assembly. The drawer assembly is further divided into at least two discrete compartments. An actuator is connected to the frame assembly, the actuator operating to move the drawer assembly along a drawer slide slidably outward from the housing. At least two second actuators are connected to said drawer assembly, each actuator operating to move one of the at least two discrete compartments outward from the drawer assembly such that the cover does not move along with the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8939296
    Abstract: A vertical lift system provides an ergonomic system for raising and lowering a lift carriage which contains non-slidable and/or slidable shelves. By having interchangeable modular raceways providing electrical, liquid, vacuum, gas and/or data delivery systems, equipment and appliances can be easily connected to these delivery systems without interfering with the up/down movement of the vertical lift carriage. The vertical lift system also includes a height adjustable work surface which can be raised/lowered based on an individual's personal preference. Some of the shelves can be manually extended or electronically controlled. The vertical lift system also allows the monitoring, processing and collecting of data from multiple pieces of equipment. The vertical lift system can connect to local and global networks and systems, such as the Internet or other communication systems or networks, other shared equipment, and can monitor alarm and environment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Rand D. Weyler, Stephenie K. Strogney, Richard R. Curran
  • Patent number: 8905229
    Abstract: A CPAP mask storage apparatus having a first storage compartment that is hermetically sealed so as to substantially isolate the CPAP mask stored therein from airborne particles. The CPAP mask storage device includes a first panel and a second panel operable to provide access to the interior volume of the first compartment. The first panel and the second panel are configured to have adjacent longitudinal edges having semi-annular cutouts forming an aperture to accept an oxygen supply tube therethrough when the first panel and the second panel are in a closed position. The CPAP mask storage apparatus further includes a second container having a disinfecting liquid stored therein operable to disinfect the CPAP mask. A third compartment is contiguously formed with the first compartment and is operable to receive and store CPAP mask accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tracy Lane
  • Publication number: 20140327349
    Abstract: A drawer apparatus having a drawer chassis and a drawer adapted to move relative to the drawer chassis from a closed position to an open position. The drawer has first and second lateral sides. A lid assembly is moveable from an upward position to a downward position relative to the drawer chassis. The lid assembly has first and second roller members. A first lever arm is rotatable about a first pivot on the first lateral side. The first lever arm has a first surface for moveably engaging with the first roller member. A second lever arm is rotatable about a second pivot on the second lateral side. The second lever arm has a second surface for moveably engaging with the second roller. A handle connects the first and second lever arms. The handle is adapted to move the first and second lever arms respectively about the first and second pivots to move the lid assembly from the downward position to the upward position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffry M. Ceremony, Tom McCollum