Hand Operated Patents (Class 4/271)
  • Patent number: 9089629
    Abstract: A medical waste fluid collection and disposal system includes a medical waste fluid collection cart including first and second fluid collection canisters. A valve assembly selectively communicates with the canisters and a valve drive system controls the valve assembly. A liquid level sensor is positioned within each of the canisters. A cart processor communicates with the liquid level sensors and the valve drive system. A cart drain line communicates with the valve assembly and a receptacle, a cart flushing line communicates with the valve assembly and the receptacle and a cart data line and a cart power line communicate with the cart processor and the cart receptacle. A station includes a drain pump that communicates with a drainage system and a station drain line, a flushing pump that communicates with a source of washing liquid and a station flushing line and a station processor in communication with the drain and flushing pumps. A station data line communicates with the station processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dornoch Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Martini, Lawrence Guerra
  • Patent number: 7739755
    Abstract: A spit cup includes a cap housing defining an interior area. The spit cup further includes a plurality of disposable liners, at least one disposable liner being removably positioned in the interior area to receive a user's spit. A lid is selectively coupled to the cup housing. The lid includes a stationary portion and a flap that is pivotally coupled to the stationary portion and movable between an open position providing access to the interior area and a closed position preventing access thereto. The lid includes a spring for biasing the flap toward the open position. The lid further includes a catch operatively coupled to the stationary portion and being movable between a first configuration in which the catch interacts with the flap and maintains the flap at the closed position and a second configuration in which the catch allows the flap to move to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: John S. Taras
  • Publication number: 20080295235
    Abstract: A spit cup includes a cap housing defining an interior area. The spit cup further includes a plurality of disposable liners, at least one disposable liner being removably positioned in the interior area to receive a user's spit. A lid is selectively coupled to the cup housing. The lid includes a stationary portion and a flap that is pivotally coupled to the stationary portion and movable between an open position providing access to the interior area and a closed position preventing access thereto. The lid includes a spring for biasing the flap toward the open position. The lid further includes a catch operatively coupled to the stationary portion and being movable between a first configuration in which the catch interacts with the flap and maintains the flap at the closed position and a second configuration in which the catch allows the flap to move to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: John S. Taras
  • Patent number: 4908882
    Abstract: A portable spittoon includes a hollow body member having a top access opening disposed in an oblique plane. A pivotal cover is operated by a thumb tab. An annular shoulder is recessed within the access opening and engages a radially outwardly extending flange formed at an inlet opening of a frusto conical funnel. An outlet end of the funnel is suspended within the hollow body and has a downwardly curved end to direct spittle to a central interior floor portion of the hollow body member. A disposable plastic liner is received within the hollow body member and has an upper end edge clamped between the radial funnel flange and the annular recessed shoulder. A deodorant and disinfectant treated sponge is secured to a bottom floor portion of the liner and rests on the interior floor of the hollow body member. The spittoon includes a handle and is designed to dispose of tabacco chewers' spittle in a socially acceptable and sanitary fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Inventors: J. Greg Williams, J. Frankie Williams
  • Patent number: 4375705
    Abstract: An upwardly opening receiver, a receptacle and a conduit are provided with the upwardly opening receiver including a downwardly tapering lower portion opening downwardly into one end of the conduit and the second end of the conduit opening downwardly into the receptacle. A weighted hollow body including a removably closable fluent weight material inlet and outlet opening is provided and the weighted body is removably supported about the bottom of the receptable for preventing unwanted tipping of the receptacle. the receptable is generally upright cylindrical in configuration and the weighted base comprises an annular body encircling and closely embracing the lower portion of the receptacle. The upper portion of the receptacle includes a removable closable cud receiving opening therein and clamp structure is also provided for clampingly engaging the arm of an arm equipped piece of seating furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1983
    Inventor: Earnest R. Warax