With Bottle (e.g., Nursing) Patents (Class 374/150)
  • Patent number: 10101216
    Abstract: A passage is provided in a water heater and mounted against the outer surface of the water tank side wall to removably mount thermistors secured to a support at distinct locations along the tank side wall to provide temperature value signal representative of the water temperature in the tank adjacent the thermistors. The passage may be formed by a metal tube held next to the side wall of the tank or a U-shaped channel held against the outer surface of the tank wall with the through thereof facing the tank side wall outer surface. The thermistors are mounted spaced-apart on a support inserted in the passage. The method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MICLAU-S.R.I. INC.
    Inventor: Claude Lesage
  • Patent number: 9857237
    Abstract: A wine thermometer for adhering to a wine bottle indicates the temperature of a particular wine product in that bottle. The thermometer comprises an adhesive backed flexible plastic substrate having three to five predetermined color sections mounted on the flexible substrate with a first color section indicating when a preferred serving temperature for the particular wine product inside has been reached, a second color section indicating when the temperature for the particular wine product inside is higher than preferred and a third color section indicating when the temperature for the particular wine product inside is lower than preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Louis D. Astorino
  • Patent number: 9302245
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for continuously carrying out heterogeneously catalyzed chemical reactions, comprising a microwave-transparent tube, the longitudinal axis of which extends in the direction of propagation of the microwaves of a single-mode microwave applicator and which is filled with an open-cell foam that carries or is made of catalytically active species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthias Krull, Roman Morschhaeuser, Hans-Juergen Scholz
  • Patent number: 8939068
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a smoker with multiple separate drawers for smoking meat, fish, sausage, etc. In an example embodiment, one drawer may contain water and another drawer may contain smoking material such as wood chips. The sliding drawers enable the maintenance of a stable smoking temperature and offer a safer means to replenish water and/or wood during the actual smoking operation. The multiple drawers allow a user to add wood and/or water without opening the smoking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Landmann USA
    Inventor: Jared I. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8752719
    Abstract: A baby feeding bottle (1) is provided that comprises a wall member (4) having an inner surface (6), a bottom part (2) and an upper part (7). Further a temperature indicator (11) is provided. The inner surface (6) of the wall member (4) defines an internal space (10). The bottle (1) further comprises a thermally conductive element (13) that is thermally connected to the temperature indicator (11) and extends from the bottom part (2) to the upper part (7) of the wall member (4) along at least part of the inner surface (6) thereof. The thermally conductive element (13) has a surface area that is significantly smaller than the surface area of the inner surface (6) of the wall member (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Carolien Willemijn Geijzendorffer, Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Paulus Cornelis Duineveld
  • Patent number: 8510067
    Abstract: An improved quality assurance system and method for point-of-care testing are disclosed. The present invention provides quality assurance for laboratory quality tests performed by a blood analysis system or the like at the point of patient care without the need for running liquid-based quality control materials on the analysis system. Quality assurance of a quantitative physiological sample test system is performed without using a quality control sample by monitoring the thermal and temporal stress of a component used with the test system. Alert information is generated that indicates that the component has failed quality assurance when the thermal and temporal stress exceeds a predetermined thermal-temporal stress threshold. Alternatively, the present invention provides quality assurance for laboratory quality tests performed by a blood analysis system or the like at the point of patient care by minimizing the need for running liquid-based quality control materials on the analysis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Zelin, Eric Brouwer, Steven Breeze
  • Patent number: 8235591
    Abstract: An intelligent corkscrew device which determines the temperature of the bottle and informs the consumer as to what type of wine is suitable for that temperature. In a preferred embodiment, the corkscrew provides a temperature readout. Alternative embodiments provide entertainment features such as voice or other audio indications related to the temperature. Still other embodiments include visual indication such as lamps which indicate what type of wine would be proper for the temperature of the bottle being measured. The corkscrew uses thermal measurement of the exterior of the wine bottle to measure the temperature. The measurement is made by a temperature sensing device, such as a thermistor or infrared detector on the end of the lever arm or other suitable location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Debra Fogel Harris
  • Patent number: 8118189
    Abstract: A sleeve with a temperature indicator in or on the side wall thereof, which is visible from outside the sleeve, to convey the temperature of the contents in the container with which it is used. A method for making such a sleeve is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Cups Unlimited, LLC
    Inventors: Wendy LaGuardia, Donald LaGuardia, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110138905
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is disclosed. The lighting apparatus is capable of achieving improved aesthetics by irradiating mood lighting into a storage container and also, of functioning to display a variety of status information about the storage container to the outside and to sterilize the interior of the storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Ji Young KIM, Eun Seok Choi, Ji Hye Hwang, Mi Sun Hwang, Hae Rim Park, Min Su Park
  • Publication number: 20110098965
    Abstract: A temperature detection device includes a bottle having a temperature sensor for detecting the temperature of a fluid within the bottle, and a station able to receive the bottle. The temperature sensor can be connected via electrical contacts by putting the bottle onto the station. The station includes a display device and power supply. The contacts on the station are mounted on a vertically movable biasing element, the contacts on the station can be moved from a first position in which the contacts are electrical isolated into a second position, wherein the contacts are connecting a calculation unit, the display device and the power supply. Preferably, the temperature detection device can be switched into operating mode by putting the filled bottle into the station. This connects the relevant units for measuring, calculating and displaying the temperature. The milk bottle can be separated from the thermistor and can be washed easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Yin Nang CHAN, Hing Kwai CHAU, Wing Biu CHEUNG, Chi Leung CHEUNG
  • Patent number: 7905855
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument; a disposable item configured to hold a dialysis fluid and including an at least substantially opaque portion and an at least substantially clear portion; at least one non-invasive temperature sensor mounted to the dialysis instrument so as to be pointed selectively at the at least substantially clear portion and the at least substantially opaque portion; and a processor configured to calculate a temperature of the dialysis fluid within the disposable item using (i) a first temperature measurement from the at least one sensor while pointed at the at least substantially opaque portion, and (ii) a second temperature measurement from the at least one sensor pointed at the at least substantially clear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventor: Robert W. Childers
  • Patent number: 7798706
    Abstract: A temperature-indicating container having thermal insulation and a temperature indicator in the side wall or the bottom of the container visible from outside the container. A method for making such a container is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Cups Unlimited, LLC
    Inventors: Wendy LaGuardia, Donald LaGuardia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7703389
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus with an information exchange system that involves an assembly featuring a cooking apparatus such as a smoker or an electric turkey fryer and an information exchange system that provides for local and/or remote monitoring of cooking characteristic that preferably includes food item temperature probing that is displayed externally on the cooking appliance as in a local remote cooking characteristic information conveyance device that are preferably either in unidirectional of bi-directional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventors: John D. McLemore, Don McLemore
  • Publication number: 20090175315
    Abstract: A wireless parameter sensing system for a flask for use in lyophilization as well as a method of controlling a lyophilization process based on the sensed readings is disclosed. The wireless parameter sensing system may include a stopper adapted to be removably secured to an open end of the flask. A control unit may be positioned within an inner portion of the stopper. A parameter sensor may be connected with the control unit. A radio frequency transmitter may be connected with the control unit, wherein the control unit is operable to periodically transmit a parameter reading from the parameter sensor with the radio frequency transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: John Jeffrey Schwegman
  • Patent number: 7520670
    Abstract: A wireless parameter sensing system for a flask for use in lyophilization as well as a method of controlling a lyophilization process based on the sensed readings is disclosed. The wireless parameter sensing system may include a stopper adapted to be removably secured to an open end of the flask. A control unit may be positioned within an inner portion of the stopper. A parameter sensor may be connected with the control unit. A radio frequency transmitter may be connected with the control unit, wherein the control unit is operable to periodically transmit a parameter reading from the parameter sensor with the radio frequency transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: John Jeffrey Schwegman
  • Publication number: 20090084692
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of methods, devices, and kits for preparation of a baby bottle, cup, mug, or the like containing a heated liquid having a proper temperature for infants, and particularly to methods and devices including a thermochromatic ink that changes color above the comfort zone of the infant. The present invention is particularly adaptable as an addition to any baby bottle of evaluation of the temperature of the heated liquid inside the baby bottle before feeding the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Melissa J. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 7478302
    Abstract: A method suitable for testing an integrated circuit device is disclosed, the device comprising at least one module, wherein the at least one module incorporates at least one associated module monitor suitable for monitoring a device parameter such as temperature, supply noise, cross-talk etc. within the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Hendricus Joseph Maria Veendrick
  • Publication number: 20080283538
    Abstract: A retainer for a beverage container formed of a flexible, stretchable material and having a temperature sensing means attached to a tapered wall thereof. The retainer is capable of being turned inside out without damage thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher G. Rowen
  • Publication number: 20080285621
    Abstract: A retainer for a beverage container formed of a flexible, stretchable material and having a temperature sensing means attached to a wall thereof. The retainer is capable of being turned inside out without damage thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher G. Rowen
  • Publication number: 20080279724
    Abstract: Beverage and food containers having a freshness indicator, where the containers include at least one indicator to detect the degree of freshness of the beverage contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Dana Dicarlo
  • Patent number: 7417417
    Abstract: A spill-resistant beverage container having a liquid freshness detector and notification device is described. The spill-resistant beverage container is comprised of cup, a beverage temperature sensor, a processing electronic circuit and a display device. The temperature sensor and processing electrical circuit are mounted within an enclosure on the bottom of the cup and the display device emits light or sound when the beverage temperature does not have a desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventors: Don Patrick Williams, Mark T. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20080084915
    Abstract: Dual-wall container includes an outer wall that is at least one of at least partially substantially transparent and at least partially substantially translucent, an inner wall adapted to contain a substance, at least one symbol arranged an outer surface of the inner wall, and at least one of a coating of a thermochromatic composition arranged on the outer surface of the inner wall, a thermochromatic composition layer arranged on the outer surface of the inner wall, and a thermochromatic composition arranged on an outer surface of at least the at least one symbol. The thermochromatic composition is structured and arranged to change color when the inner wall experiences or senses a temperature change. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: ROBERT GORDON INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: J. Robert GLUCK
  • Patent number: 6942384
    Abstract: In order to decrease thermal interference related to heating or cooling fluid (14) contained in the exterior double envelope of the container, the invention consists of positioning the measurement point away toward the interior of the container by forming a local deformation in the wall (12) in the form of a non-penetrating recessed area (21) which serves as a housing for a contact temperature measurement probe (17). The wall (12) of the recessed area becomes progressively thinner until it is minimal at the level of the base (22), against which the temperature measurement is taken, resulting in a more precise, quicker reading. This invention is of interest within the chemical industry, particularly to manufacturers and users of temperature measurement devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: De Dietrich Process Systems
    Inventor: Rémy Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6929397
    Abstract: Arrangement that supports a temperature sensor comprising a terminal probe, applied on the outside of a preferably cylindrical body, and comprising an elastic ring arranged in contact with said body and provided with a hole accommodating said terminal probe; the elastic ring is interrupted by a split-like gap that increases the elastic adaptation ability thereof. Preferably, on the outside of said ring there is provided a perimetrical groove and said hole is obtained by appropriately shaping of inner surfaces of said groove. On the inside of the ring there may be provided a through-slit, so that the groove is capable of being spread apart in correspondence of said hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Sipa S.P.A.
    Inventor: Pietro Massimo Ren
  • Patent number: 6792848
    Abstract: A combination frothing pitcher and dial thermometer includes a cantilevered portion on the handle of the frothing pitcher. The cantilevered portion includes a projection having a substantially vertical bore for receipt of a dial thermometer. The dial thermometer has a stem which is received in the bore and a shaft of predetermined length such that a tip of the dial thermometer is precisely positioned both longitudinally and radially with respect to the bottom of the pitcher at a preferred location merely by inserting the thermometer into the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Pacific Market, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory T. Janky
  • Patent number: 6739749
    Abstract: A thermometric nursing bottle includes a body having a chamber defined for containing liquid. An opening is defined in the bottom of the body and a loop is attached to the bottom of the body and having a threaded section formed on a periphery of the loop. A seal is made of resilient material and mounted within the opening and has a seam defined in the seal. The seam is closed due to an elasticity of the seal. A thermometric device has a skirt upwardly extending form the thermometric device and having a threaded inner periphery such that the thermometric device can be screwed onto the threaded section of the loop. A thermometric sensor upwardly extends from the thermometric device and extends through the seal via the seam into the chamber for sensing a temperature of the liquid in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Ming Tun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 6722782
    Abstract: An intravenous solution bag includes a temperature sensing device in the form of a temperature sensing strip. The strip includes a temperature scale and corresponding temperature sensitive substances that change color or illuminate the scale indicators to visually indicate solution temperature. The strip may be formed integral with the bag, may be attached to the bag exterior surface, may be laminated to the bag exterior surface or may be encased with the bag within a solution bag liner. Further, the temperature sensing strip may be affixed to bottles containing intravenous or other solutions, where the strip is attached to the bottle exterior surface or to a label affixed to the bottle to measure and indicate temperature of fluid contained therein as described above. Moreover, the temperature sensing strip may be employed by a receptacle or delivery tube of an infusion apparatus to measure and indicate solution temperature prior to or during infusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Durward I. Faries, Jr., Bruce R. Heymann, Calvin Blankenship
  • Publication number: 20030219061
    Abstract: A liquid vessel capable of sensing the temperature of its liquid contents and outputting a time based on the temperature. The time can be, for example, an estimate of the time that remains before the contents reach a specified temperature range and/or an estimate of the time that remains while the liquid is within the specified temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Mark E. Seeger
  • Patent number: 6634516
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a metallic closure, which includes: a metallic shell; and a thermochromic ink layer on a surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Fabricas Monterrey, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Jose Luis Martinez Carballido
  • Publication number: 20030185277
    Abstract: A thermometric nursing bottle includes a body having a chamber defined for containing liquid. An opening is defined in the bottom of the body and a loop is attached to the bottom of the body and having a threaded section formed on a periphery of the loop. A seal is made of resilient material and mounted within the opening and has a seam defined in the seal. The seam is closed due to an elasticity of the seal. A thermometric device has a skirt upwardly extending form the thermometric device and having a threaded inner periphery such that the thermometric device can be screwed onto the threaded section of the loop. A thermometric sensor upwardly extends from the thermometric device and extends through the seal via the seam into the chamber for sensing a temperature of the liquid in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: Ming Tun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 6585411
    Abstract: A liquid crystal temperature indicator, and aerosol dispensers equipped with a properly placed indicator, to facilitate using aerosols within preferred temperature ranges or at optimum temperatures. The temperature indicator uses different colors to graphically illustrate temperatures and/or temperature ranges, as well as temperatures above and below optimal temperatures or preferred temperature ranges. Temperature indicators are reusable; they may be self-adhesive and may optionally be transferred from one dispenser to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christopher Hammarth, William Henry Passarotti
  • Publication number: 20030112847
    Abstract: A thermometric nursing bottle in which a thermal cell with good thermal conductivity is fixed on bottom section of the nursing bottle to directly contact with a liquid in the nursing bottle. The thermal cell conducts the temperature of the liquid to a thermosensor and an LCD directly truly displays the temperature of the liquid in the nursing bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventor: Ming-Tun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 6579006
    Abstract: A thermochromic device for use relative to a product container for providing a thermochromic indication of a temperature of a volume of product that is retained within an open inner volume of the container comprising a first image display and a second image display. The second image display and, possibly, the first image display could incorporate a layer of thermochromic material with an active temperature range. The active temperature range for the second image display could be above or below room temperature. The first image display can be thermochromic or non-thermochromic, and a thermochromic third image display could be provided. Where first, second, and third image displays are included, the second and third image displays could have active temperature ranges that are both above, both below, or to each side of room temperature. The image displays could be coupled to a side wall or to an upper surface of a product container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventor: Blake Pariseau
  • Publication number: 20030086474
    Abstract: A liquid crystal temperature indicator, and aerosol dispensers equipped with a properly placed indicator, to facilitate using aerosols within preferred temperature ranges or at optimum temperatures. The temperature indicator uses different colors to graphically illustrate temperatures and/or temperature ranges, as well as temperatures above and below optimal temperatures or preferred temperature ranges. Temperature indicators are reusable; they may be self-adhesive and may optionally be transferred from one dispenser to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Christopher Hammarth, William Henry Passarotti
  • Publication number: 20030012256
    Abstract: A thermal coffee/tea carafe with an internal heat sensor device capable of indicating the temperature of the contents on a monitor on the lid or other exterior location of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Lori Burkholder
  • Patent number: 6491427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the lid of the liquid container appropriate for pouring drinks like coffee dropping from a coffee maker and the liquid container, more particularly the lid to be attached to the pouring inlet on the upper part of the liquid container, with a thermometer for measuring the temperature of the liquid inside the above said liquid container, exhibiting the indicator of temperature up on the said lid of the liquid container in order that by knowing the temperature of liquid inside easily from outside, coffee turned cool will not be served by mistake, and also the liquid container having the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Takagawa
  • Patent number: 6488408
    Abstract: A device for measuring the temperature of the water inside a water container. A temperature probe that defines a front end and a rear end has its front end exposed to water inside the water container. A temperature probe mount mounts the temperature probe to the side of the water container and allows access of the front end of the temperature probe to the water inside the water container. A temperature probe insulator fits over the rear end of the temperature probe. The temperature probe insulator attaches to the temperature probe mount and prevents rearward motion of the temperature probe. In a preferred embodiment, the water container is a spa. In a preferred embodiment, the temperature probe insulator is made of a rubbery substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Gecko Electronique, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Laflamme, Sylvain Ringuet
  • Patent number: 6471085
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a main chamber in fluid communication with a temperature-moderating chamber. Preferably, a valve, actuated by a spring-biased button preferably positioned on a handle of the container, opens and closes an aperture within the temperature-moderating chamber to permit a hot beverage to flow from the main chamber into the temperature-moderating chamber. A lid having a sipping hole is provided to allow the consumer to consume the beverage from the temperature-moderating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony J. Gallo
  • Publication number: 20020097777
    Abstract: Temperature Indicating Beverage Cup comprising: a ceramic beverage holding cup, an integral, applied thermochromatic display fixedly printed on the outside wall of said ceramic cup, said thermochromatic display having a plurality of printed segments, each said segment correlating to a temperature range, and said segments revealing a written or numeric display as the temperature causes said thermochromatic to transition from opaque to transparent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Michael Benjamin Ronci
  • Publication number: 20020097778
    Abstract: A thermo-sensitive label construction (10) adapted to be adhesively secured to a conventional beverage container (100) wherein the label construction (10) includes a label member (20) having a front face (21) provided with two distinct types of visual indicators (30) and (40) wherein the first visual indicator (30) is an enlarged contoured area (31) having the silhouette of a beverage container and provided with one or more thermo-sensitive coatings (50) and the second type of visual indicator (40) includes printed legends in the form of a cautionary admonishment (41) and a salutation (42) which correspond in color to the respective thermo-sensitive coatings (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Jason Moroskat, Todd Druar
  • Patent number: 6367974
    Abstract: A thermocouple assembly that is used to monitor the temperature of materials held within a container that has a flanged access port. The assembly includes a thermocouple probe having a base and a shaft that extends from the base. The thermocouple probe can be connected to a remote microprocessor or can contains its own integral microprocessor. A well structure is provided for selectively connecting the thermocouple probe to the container. The well structure contains a platform that is adapted to connect to the flanged access port of the container. A tube extends from one side of the platform and a connector mechanism that extends from the opposite side of the platform. The thermocouple probe can be removable placed into the well structure so that said shaft of said thermocouple probe passes into the tube of the well structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Peter Lin
  • Publication number: 20020034212
    Abstract: An intravenous solution bag includes a temperature sensing device in the form of a temperature sensing strip. The strip includes a temperature scale and corresponding temperature sensitive substances that change color or illuminate the scale indicators to visually indicate solution temperature. The strip may be formed integral with the bag, may be attached to the bag exterior surface, may be laminated to the bag exterior surface or may be encased with the bag within a solution bag liner. Further, the temperature sensing strip may be affixed to bottles containing intravenous or other solutions, where the strip is attached to the bottle exterior surface or to a label affixed to the bottle to measure and indicate temperature of fluid contained therein as described above. Moreover, the temperature sensing strip may be employed by a receptacle or delivery tube of an infusion apparatus to measure and indicate solution temperature prior to or during infusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: Durward I. Faries, Bruce R. Heymann, Calvin Blankenship
  • Publication number: 20020030030
    Abstract: A container for liquid, and in particular a baby's feeding bottle, comprises a bounding wall (2) defining a hollow interior to the container, part (6) of said bounding wall (2) consisting of a material which undergoes a change in color when the temperature thereof reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventor: ARNOLD EDWARD REES
  • Publication number: 20010050942
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for casting metals and alloys using a pyrometer positioned outside or inside of a casting chamber and relative to a mold heating element in the casting chamber to view a region of a hot melt-filled refractory mold to improve accuracy of the mold temperature readings. The pyrometer is disposed at an elevation outside the casting chamber to view the mold along a viewing path above an induction coil and through an opening in a tubular susceptor disposed about the mold. Alternatively, the tubular susceptor and induction coil both include horizontal openings through which the pyrometer views the melt-filled mold from outside the casting chamber. The pyrometer is positioned to view a uniform profile region of the melt-filled mold having multiple mold cavities as the mold and susceptor are relatively moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: MARK L. SODERSTROM, CHRISTOPHER R. HANSLITS
  • Patent number: 6324963
    Abstract: A steaming pitcher for preparing hot beverages with a liquid crystal thermometer attached to an exterior surface of the pitcher for detecting the temperature of any liquid contained therein. The liquid crystal thermometer eliminates the need for conventional food service thermometers that are placed in the liquid being heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventor: Vincent Cirasole
  • Publication number: 20010046253
    Abstract: In order to decrease thermal interference related to heating or cooling fluid (14) contained in the exterior double envelope of the container, the invention consists of positioning the measurement point away toward the interior of the container by forming a local deformation in the wall (12) in the form of a non-penetrating recessed area (21) which serves as a housing for a contact temperature measurement probe (17). The wall (12) of the recessed area becomes progressively thinner until it is minimal at the level of the base (22), against which the temperature measurement is taken, resulting in a more precise, quicker reading. This invention is of interest within the chemical industry, particularly to manufacturers and users of temperature measurement devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventor: Remy Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6264049
    Abstract: A nursing bottle for handling liquid foods and for feeding infants having a main side wall formed as a hollow shell with an attached elongated hollow appendix compartment propagated into the inner chamber of the bottle. The hollow appendix compartment contains a device for temperature sensing which allows to determine the temperature of liquid foods inside the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Mark Y. Shteynberg
  • Patent number: 6257759
    Abstract: A self-updating temperature thermometer is disclosed that is capable of generating a real-time signal of core body temperature. The thermometer comprises a double-sided flexible substrate, having a first side and a second side. The first side has a plurality of cavities, and a liquid crystal composition in these cavities to define a plurality of sensor dots. A cover layer is disposed on the first side, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive is disposed on the second side of the substrate. The sensor surface area to substrate thickness is maximized using the structural features of this invention, thereby providing a thermometer exhibiting unexpectedly good results in that it is capable of generating a continuous temperature measurement that is automatically updated with changes in body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Medical Indicators, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Witonsky, John W. Scarantino
  • Patent number: 6248981
    Abstract: A food container for carrying a heated food product that is provided with a seal which connects the lid of the container to the body portion thereof and visually indicates that the food container has been maintained in a heated condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Inventor: Robert Check
  • Patent number: 6169270
    Abstract: A food container for carrying a heated food product that is provided with a seal which connects the lid of the container to the body portion thereof and visually indicates that the food container has been maintained in a heated condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: Robert Check