Flask, Bottle Or Beaker Patents (Class 422/556)
  • Patent number: 10562669
    Abstract: A support that comprises a plate having a first side and a second side opposed to the first side. The plate has a sample section including bottle-receiving members defined in the first side and configured for holding the bottles in a fixed position relative to the plate, and first conduit-receiving openings extending from the first side to the second side for receiving conduits extending from the bottles. The plate has a manifold section including second conduit-receiving openings extending from the first side to the second side for receiving the conduits. The plate has a channel section including channels defined in the second side and extending between the first conduit-receiving openings and the second conduit-receiving openings for receiving the conduits therein. The support may be used for example on a shaker. A method for retaining bottles and conduits connected to the bottles is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LALLEMAND INC.
    Inventors: Richard Monckton, Sean Covalla
  • Patent number: 9541538
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a vessel bottom cover and vessel with which content in a vessel can be observed as it is or as a magnified image with naked eyes. A vessel bottom cover configured to be attached to a bottom part of a vessel having a cylindrical body and a hemispherical bottom part, wherein the vessel bottom cover has a column body with a recessed portion configured to be fitted with the hemispherical bottom part of the vessel in a top face of the column body, and the vessel bottom cover is made of a transparent resin or a transparent inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Atsushi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9028756
    Abstract: A specimen analyzing method and a specimen analyzing apparatus capable of measuring interference substances before analyzing a specimen. The method comprises a step for sucking the specimen stored in a specimen container (150) and sampling it in a first container (153), a step for optically measuring the specimen in the first container, a step for sampling the specimen in a second container (154) and preparing a specimen for measurement by mixing the specimen with a reagent in the second container, and a step for analyzing the specimen for measurement according to the results of the optical measurement of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Norimasa Yamamoto, Takashi Yamato, Naohiko Matsuo, Satoshi Iguchi
  • Patent number: 8986611
    Abstract: A sample analysis apparatus configured to automatically press a start button upon installation of a sample tube is provided. The sample analysis apparatus includes: a body of the sample analysis apparatus; a door housing which may be provided in an opened state or a closed state, and configured to be coupled to the body of the sample analysis apparatus by a hinge; a tube accommodating unit included in the door housing and configured to accommodate the sample tube; a start button included in the body of the sample analysis apparatus and configured to start analysis of the sample; and an operating member positioned at a first position which is distant from the start button the sample tube is not installed in the tube accommodating unit, and a second position which is configured to operate the start button when a sample tube is installed and the door housing is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Koo Lee, Tae Soo Kim, In Duk Hwang, Seock Woo Jang, Chul Ho Yun
  • Kit
    Patent number: 8940248
    Abstract: A kit comprising a carrier and vessels arranged on the carrier, wherein different reagents are contained in different vessels, the vessels are arranged with an openable closing device on top of the carrier, the carrier has a footprint on the bottom side for being placed on a base, and the carrier has bottom positioning means for being positioned on at least one workplace of an automated laboratory system for microtiter plates according to the SBS standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Judith Lucke, Jens-Peter Kroog, Helmut Knofe
  • Patent number: 8771615
    Abstract: A compound container has a container main body forming a first accommodation chamber, an auxiliary container forming a second accommodation chamber, a mounting part on which the auxiliary container is mounted in the container main body, a cutting part which cuts a second accommodation chamber partition wall which partitions a part of the second accommodation chamber formed in the auxiliary container, a contents outlet port in the container main body, and an opening pouring element mounted on the contents outlet port and having another cutting part which cuts a first accommodation chamber partition wall which partitions a part of the first accommodation chamber formed in the container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd., Eiken Kagaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Shibata, Natsuki Masuya, Yoshiaki Seto, Shingo Saito, Yasuyoshi Mori, Yutaka Kubota, Hidetoshi Kanda, Tsugunori Notomi, Teijirou Kanada, Youichi Takano, Yasuyuki Takeuchi, Akira Onishi
  • Patent number: 8765080
    Abstract: A tester for testing for explosives comprising a body, a lateral flow swab unit operably connected to the body, a explosives detecting reagent contained in the body, and a dispenser operatively connected to the body and the lateral flow swab unit. The dispenser selectively allows the explosives detecting reagent to be delivered to the lateral flow swab unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Nunes, Joel Del Eckels, John G. Reynolds, Philip F. Pagoria, Randall L. Simpson
  • Patent number: 8679425
    Abstract: A reagent container set is disclosed which comprises: a first reagent container for accommodating a first reagent to be used in a sample analyzer, the top part of the first reagent container having a first aspiration opening for inserting a first reagent aspirating tube to aspirate the first reagent; a waste fluid container for accommodating the first reagent used in the sample analyzer as a waste fluid, the top of the waste fluid container having a discharge opening for inserting a waste fluid discharging tube to discharge the waste fluid into the waste fluid container; a box for accommodating the first reagent container and the waste fluid container; and a container holding member for holding the first reagent container and the waste fluid container so that the first aspiration opening and the discharge opening are disposed at predetermined positions, the container holding member being maintained at a predetermined position within the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Sachiko Ueda, Yusuke Mori, Hiroyuki Ohashi, Yuji Itose, Kinya Uchihashi, Yoichi Nakamura, Kohei Sugitani
  • Patent number: 8679424
    Abstract: A biotip according to an embodiment of the invention moves a reaction mixture along a longitudinal direction under the force of gravity. The biotip includes a chamber formed of a transparent material and filled with a liquid having a smaller specific gravity than the reaction mixture and immiscible with the reaction mixture, and a seal that seals the chamber. The liquid has a volume resistivity of greater than 0 ?·cm and 5×1013 ?·cm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Koeda
  • Patent number: 8652424
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for marketing and using products such as liquid materials, especially liquid reagents for use in microbiological and cellular biological laboratory settings include the use of unique color and simple numeric or alphanumeric identifiers to quickly and easily identify any product from a catalog list of products. Methods of marketing, advertising and producing such products are also disclosed. Particular embodiments include products, product packaging and product labeling. The invention also relates to collars and sleeves for containers, as well as related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Axel Unger, Elgin Topfer, Nicole Busch, Tom Hynek, Fredrik Aidehag, Todd Pelman, Martin Naley
  • Patent number: 8609044
    Abstract: A micro vial assembly for performing microwave-assisted chemical reactions on small reaction mixture volumes is disclosed, wherein a reaction vessel (10) is sealed through a diaphragm (30) that is capped over an open end of the reaction vessel. The reaction vessel mouths in an end plane of a sleeve (20) surrounding the reaction vessel, the diaphragm being clamped for sealing the open end of the vessel by means of a cap (40) which is secured to the sleeve. The sleeve provides a radial extension of the reaction vessel in order to bridge the radial distance between a wall of the reaction vessel and other components in a system for performing microwave-assisted chemical reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Biotage AB
    Inventors: Johan Ulin, Per-Gunnar Eriksson, Fredrik Ekdahl
  • Patent number: 8609043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a container, made of an inorganic additive containing plastic material, for reducing physical/chemical interaction between the container and an oil, fat and/or wax containing formulation contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: M & P Patent Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Claudia Mattern
  • Patent number: 8585987
    Abstract: An automated staining system and a reagent container designed for use with the automated staining apparatus. The reagent container includes a reagent containment section capable of containing a volume of a reagent. The reagent containment section includes an upper wall and a base wall that are spaced apart along an axis. The base wall includes a well having a nadir that is aligned axially with an access opening in the upper wall so that a reagent probe entering the opening parallel to the axis will travel toward the nadir. In another aspect of the invention, the reagent container may include a two-dimensional data element containing reagent information. The staining apparatus may include one removable drawer for holding reagent containers and another removable drawer holding slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Lab Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Ken K. Tseung, Norman K. Rhett, Glenn K. Takayama, Wai Bun Wong, Delia P. Yuen
  • Patent number: 8545760
    Abstract: A specimen analyzing method and a specimen analyzing apparatus capable of measuring interference substances before analyzing a specimen. The method comprises a step for sucking the specimen stored in a specimen container (150) and sampling it in a first container (153), a step for optically measuring the specimen in the first container, a step for sampling the specimen in a second container (154) and preparing a specimen for measurement by mixing the specimen with a reagent in the second container, and a step for analyzing the specimen for measurement according to the results of the optical measurement of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Norimasa Yamamoto, Takashi Yamato, Naohiko Matsuo, Satoshi Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20130189726
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a biotechnological method for preparing and/or processing a biological sample, in particular for isolating at least one target biomolecule therefrom, which characterised in that at least one malodour counteractant is used for preventing, reducing, masking and/or suppressing malodour and/or malodour formation during the preparation and/or processing of said biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: QIAGEN GmbH
    Inventors: Margit Hiesinger, Markus Mueller
  • Patent number: 8394344
    Abstract: An indicator for enabling an analytical instrument to positively detect the presence of a vial in respective vial-receiving rack position regardless of whether the vial is oriented in a manner necessary for a code reader to read a code printed on the vial. Translation of a leaf spring upon insertion of a vial into a rack position causes a flag to obscure a code provided adjacent the rack position. An instrument into which the rack is installed interprets the failure of the code reader to detect this code as positive indication that a vial is disposed within the respective rack position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Stratec Biomedical Systems AG
    Inventors: Alexander Schutt, Martin Trump
  • Publication number: 20130045540
    Abstract: An aspect provides an analyzer for validating a measurement of total organic carbon in a sample of water, including: one or more processors; and a memory storing program instructions including: instructions for measuring an amount of total organic carbon in a first sample of water using and obtaining a first measurement thereof; instructions for identifying a potential excursion event when an amount of total organic carbon in the first sample is above a predefined threshold; instructions for capturing a second sample of water in a bottle responsive to detecting the potential excursion event; instructions for introducing the second sample into a the analyzer; instructions for measuring an amount of total organic carbon in the second sample using the analyzer and obtaining a second measurement thereof; and instructions for comparing the first measurement and second measurement. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Hach Company
    Inventors: Matthew Grant Collier, Robert Lee Garvin, Terry Gene Stange
  • Patent number: 8337780
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an apparatus for producing demineralized osteoinductive bone. The apparatus demineralizes bone by subjecting bone, including, for example, ground bone, bone cubes, chips, strips, or essentially intact bone, to either a rapid high volume pulsatile acidification wave process or to a rapid continuous acid demineralization process. The pulsatile acidification wave process includes subjecting bone to two or more rapid pulse/drain cycles in which one or more demineralizing acids is rapidly pulsed into a vessel containing bone, and after a desired period of time, is rapidly drained from the vessel. The continuous acid demineralization process includes subjecting bone to a continuous exchange of demineralizing acid solution in which the demineralizing acid solution is recirculated from the container holding the bone through an ion exchange media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Barton D. Gaskins, Louis Ford, Debra Moore-Smith, Robert K. O'Leary, Anne Wilson, Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8318111
    Abstract: A packaging system (20), has a container (22) which delimits a container volume which can hold at least one unit-measure or unit-quantity of a selected commodity or article (24). The container includes at least one access portion (26) that can provide a selective closed arrangement and a selective open arrangement. An electronic data mechanism (28) can be operatively connected to the container (22), and can be operatively configured to electronically transpond or otherwise transmit data to a reader mechanism (30). A deactivation mechanism (32) can be operatively connected to the container (22) and to the electronic data mechanism (28), and can be operatively configured to selectively disable the electronic data mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Binforma Group Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Corey Benjamin Mingerink, Gary Fabian Madsen, Brian James Carey, Frederick Karl Ashenbrenner, Michael Donald O'Shea
  • Patent number: 8246918
    Abstract: Polymer compositions and articles formed therefrom are described herein. The compositions include a random copolymer and a radiation additive, wherein the random copolymer includes propylene and less than 2 wt. % ethylene and exhibits a melt flow rate of from about 30 to 100 dg/min., the polymer composition exhibits a flexural modulus of from about 160 kpsi to about 200 kpsi and the polymer composition is adapted to produce a polymer article exhibiting low plate out, a haze at 20 mils of no greater than 15%, radiation stability and autoclavability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Margarito Lopez, Michael Musgrave
  • Publication number: 20120107196
    Abstract: A thermoplastic laboratory beaker that holds liquid in a reservoir portion of the beaker, in which the beaker includes a first upright, generally circular, outer sidewall and a second inner sidewall which are united at their upper limit height to form a lip edge or lip surface. The two sidewalls typically diverge from each other below the lip surface to create an air space between them. The outer sidewall extends downward a first distance D1 below the lip surface, and then usually bends outward to form a substantially planar supporting flange that at least partially supports the weight of said beaker on a laboratory surface. The inner sidewall extends downward a second distance D2 from the lip surface, and then bends inward to form a bottom wall for the reservoir portion that intersects the central vertical axis of said beaker, in which the inner sidewall and the bottom wall form the reservoir portion for holding a liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Perlman
  • Patent number: 8142739
    Abstract: An automated staining system and a reagent container designed for use with the automated staining apparatus. The reagent container includes a reagent containment section capable of containing a volume of a reagent. The reagent containment section includes an upper wall and a base wall that are spaced apart along an axis. The base wall includes a well having a nadir that is aligned axially with an access opening in the upper wall so that a reagent probe entering the opening parallel to said axis will travel toward the nadir. In another aspect of the invention, the reagent container may include a two-dimensional data element containing reagent information. The staining apparatus may include one removable drawer for holding reagent containers and another removable drawer holding slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lab Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Ken K. Tseung, Norman K. Rhett, Glenn K. Takayama, Wai Bun Wong, Delia P. Yuen
  • Publication number: 20120009103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plastic disposable supplies used in medical, biological, chemical and biochemical industries and laboratories. The disposable products of the present invention are manufactured by using a novel biodegradable plastic with composition modified from polylactic acid (PLA) plastic and additives under specific injection/blow molding conditions, thus possessing superior physical and chemical properties and being able to be degraded in nature without causing environmental contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: David Dehua Liu
  • Publication number: 20110303610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vessel with a textured inner surface and methods of using the vessel to trap aggregated substances. The vessel facilitates the separation of the substance from surrounding media. The present invention relates to vessels with a textured inner surface and methods of using such vessels for the separation of a trapped aggregated target substance from a media containing one or more other substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Nitin Shivajirao Udar
  • Patent number: 8025856
    Abstract: A tester for testing for explosives comprising a body, a lateral flow swab unit operably connected to the body, a explosives detecting reagent contained in the body, and a dispenser operatively connected to the body and the lateral flow swab unit. The dispenser selectively allows the explosives detecting reagent to be delivered to the lateral flow swab unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Nunes, Joel Del Eckels, John G. Reynolds, Philip F. Pagoria, Randall L. Simpson