|| List of recent Funnel-related patents
|X-ray analysis apparatus with single crystal x-ray aperture and method for manufacturing a single crystal x-ray aperture|
An x-ray analysis apparatus has at least one x-ray aperture (4; 4a, 4b) which delimits an x-ray beam (rs) emitted by an x-ray source (2). The at least one x-ray aperture (4; 4a, 4b) is disposed at a separation from the sample (5) and has a single crystal aperture body (8) with a through pinhole (9).
|Funnel-shaped container with capped ends|
A container includes a funnel having a first opening at a first end and a second opening at a second end opposite the first end, the funnel defining a funnel volume between the first and second openings and the first opening being larger than the second opening; a first cap shaped to repeatedly attach to and detach from the funnel at the first end, the first cap sealing the first opening when attached to the funnel; and a second cap shaped to repeatedly attach to and detach from the funnel at the second end, the second cap sealing the second opening when attached to the funnel. When a liquid or fine-grained substance (e.g., a powder) is placed within the funnel volume, attaching the first and second caps to the funnel at the first and second openings seals the liquid or fine-grained substance within the funnel volume..
|Methods of sharing a uniform resource locator (url), and a url sharing utility and social network facilitating group chat about shared links|
A url sharing utility and social network facilitates group discussions about shared links. Unlike conventional applications, this service enables live discussions about specific urls, so people who join the discussion already share an interest in a particular topic.
|Trailer hitch system|
A trailer hitch system for improving the speed and safety of attaching the trailer to a tow vehicle. The hitch may include a shank that may be attached to the trailer through a ball hitch.
|Refillable pouch for food or beverage|
Disclosed is a refillable aperture pouch for food or beverage comprising a refill-base and a lid; the refill-base and lid releasably connect; the refill-base allows the pouch to be refilled and allows access to the contents of the pouch through use of a utensil; an aperture is in the lid; the aperture pouch is adapted for use by children; the aperture pouch may be cleaned in a dishwasher; the aperture pouch may be hung on a rack by a cap, which cap connects to and seals the aperture; the aperture pouch may be refilled through use of a funnel; the funnel comprises an air-release channel.. .
|Sound absorber for a gas turbine exhaust cone, and method for the production thereof|
A method for manufacturing a sound absorber, the outer wall of which is provided with a plurality of recesses, with funnel-like cone elements each being assigned to the recesses inside the sound absorber, said cone elements having a larger opening facing radially outwards and a smaller opening facing radially inwards, with adjacent cone elements each being provided on a strip-shaped first carrier band, with cup elements being provided radially on the inside relative to the cone elements, and each cup element receiving one cone element, with adjacent cup elements each being provided on a strip-shaped first carrier band, with the first carrier bands being arranged adjacently in a first direction, and the second carrier bands being arranged adjacently in a second direction, with the directions crossing each other and the carrier bands being joined to one another and to the outer wall to form a rigid body.. .
|Reflux structure for blow-by gas|
A reflux structure for blow-by gas that returns blow-by gas generated in an engine to a clean side of an air cleaner to reflux the blow-by gas to the engine, the reflux structure for blow-by gas includes: a communication pipe that has a flow path introducing the blow-by gas from the engine to the clean side of the air cleaner; and an air funnel that is mounted on the clean side of the air cleaner and introduces intake air from a dirty side into the engine, wherein the communication pipe has a discharge port formed to discharge the blow-by gas to a side closer to a bottom than to an umbrella part of the air funnel around the air funnel.. .
A pill tray is provided for assisting in sorting and counting of pills and capsules comprising a generally flat transparent tray surrounded by walls on three sides, a pill receiver on a fourth side, and featuring at least one return funnel on a corner distal the pill receiver. The pill tray features at least one side handle, a pill receiver that extends rearward to the same extent as the return funnel, an advertising sleeve on the underside of the tray, efficient legs, a downwardly sloping return funnel with a ridge across the access to same, and a gradually sloped ridge between the tray and the pill receiver that has no flat surfaces.
|Bucket with interior funnel|
A bucket with a funnel shape inside toward the center of the bottom of the bucket. The funnel shaped inside bottom makes a received product material funnel to the center, making it easy to siphon the majority of the product material inside the bucket..
|Viscous liquid transfer device|
This device is used to transfer viscous liquids such as ketchup, shampoo, oil, etc., from one bottle to another bottle. It functions like a funnel but its structure and material composition (plastic/rubber) allows it to hold both containers so that they would stay in place.
|Disposable liner for cone of drum lifter/inverter mixing machine|
A disposable liner, used with a cone-shaped funnel of a drum lifter/inverter mixing/discharge machine, may include a first liner portion formed into a hollow cylinder having a first diameter and a first thickness. The first liner portion transitions into a second portion that is formed into a conical shape, with a first end formed to the first diameter, and with a second end formed to a second diameter being larger than the first diameter.
|Peelable label and method of using same|
A peelable label for a container includes a fixed label and a removable label removably attached to at least a portion of the fixed label. A first securement feature is formed along a first side of the removable label and a second securement feature is formed along a second side of the removable label opposite the first side.
A grommet extends along an axis for insertion into a hole of a panel. The grommet includes a hollow funnel-shaped section inclined to the axis such that a portion of said funnel-shaped section is compressed radially inward during insertion of the grommet into said hole, the funnel-shaped section terminates at a circular ridgeline.
|Completely disposable cooking apparatus for filling and decorating of foods|
A cooking apparatus used for filling and decorating of foods, comprising in some embodiments a one-piece, funnel-shaped bag with a soft side wall, having an open first end at the “top” through which food material and coloring agents can be inserted into the bag and a closed second end at the “bottom” end of the funnel, with an integral, malleable, conical shaped, discharge orifice. The orifice may have serrations or ridges extending inwardly from the internal wall of the orifice, running longitudinally or parallel to the cone axis.
|System and method to excavate and fill|
A system and method to excavate and fill is disclosed. The system includes a canister adapted to receive and store excavated material.
|Forming a funnel-shaped nozzle|
Techniques are provided for making a funnel-shaped nozzle in a semiconductor substrate. The funnel-shaped recess includes a straight-walled bottom portion and a curved top portion having a curved sidewall gradually converging toward and smoothly joined to the straight-walled bottom portion, and the curved top portion encloses a volume that is substantially greater than a volume enclosed by the straight-walled bottom portion..
|Ion generation in mass spectrometers by cluster bombardment|
The invention relates to devices and methods in mass spectrometers for the generation of ions of heavy molecules, especially biomolecules, by bombarding them with uncharged clusters of molecules. The analyte ions which are generated or released by cluster bombardment of analyte substances on the surface of sample support plates show a broad distribution of their kinetic energies, which prevents good ion-optical focusing.
|Storage composite, and storage tank and permeable storage tank using same|
The interior of a storage tank is filled with a storage composite and one cylindrical rib is positioned on each of the lower surface and the upper surface of partitions to project therefrom. Funnel-shaped end spacers have a large-diameter tube portion for engaging with and connecting to the cylindrical ribs on the upper and lower surfaces of the partitions, and a small-diameter tube portion having a smaller diameter than the large-diameter tube portion.
|Collecting chute of combination weigher|
A collecting chute of a combination weigher has three discharge paths and can discharge objects so as to not get stuck in a discharge path. The collecting chute includes an inner funnel which discharges in an inward direction, a right outer funnel which discharges in an outward direction from the hoppers in a right group, and a left outer funnel which discharges in an outward direction from the hoppers in a left group, and a right chute member in which an edge of the right outer funnel is coupled to an outer surface of a right funnel section constituting the inner funnel and a left chute member in which an edge of the left outer funnel is coupled to an outer surface of a left section constituting the inner funnel are removably mounted to a frame..
|Systems, spacer devices and methods for aligning multi-well modular templates and associated wells|
Systems, devices, and methods for providing proper spacing and alignment of multi-well modular drilling templates and associated wells are provided. An example embodiment of a system includes a primary well upon which a multi-well modular drilling template is landed, and a second well upon which a specially configured spacer device is landed.
|Funnel for a baby bottle|
The invention relates to a funnel for a funnel for a baby bottle, which includes a downwardly narrowing funnel bowl (1) and a funnel nozzle (4), wherein the funnel nozzle (4) encompasses several different diameters which are adapted to different bottle neck diameters and are fixable thereon. The invention is characterized in that the funnel nozzle (4) comprises at least three stepped external diameters that decrease downwardly toward the funnel outlet (10) and are adapted to at least three different bottle neck internal diameters, and in that at least one elastic, inwardly enclosed clamping groove (5) is provided from the funnel bowl (1) to over the funnel shaft (4)..
|Lubricating-oil collection guide tool|
A lubricating-oil collection guide tool includes an oil-collection container; an oil funnel guiding lubricating oil into an oil passage at an axis end of a rotation axis; and an oil-passage member communicating the oil funnel and the oil-collection container. The oil-passage member includes a first passage member extending from the oil-collection container, and a second passage member extending from the oil funnel.
|Flow cells for high density array chips|
Biochemical flow cells having sealed inlets and outlets are provided for performing high-volume assays on macromolecules. In one example embodiment, a flow cell with detachable inlet and outlet connectors comprises an inlet manifold, a coverslip, and a substrate disposed below the coverslip to form a reaction chamber, where the substrate is disposed to partially cover the inlet manifold such that a slit is formed along an entire edge of the substrate where fluids can flow from the inlet manifold through the slit, around substantially the entire edge of the substrate, and into the reaction chamber at equalized pressure and without bubbles.
|Training weapon system for recoilless antitank rifle weapons|
The invention relates to a training weapon system (1) intended for a recoilless antitank rifle (2), the training weapon system (1) comprising a sub-calibre barrel (3) for firing sub-calibre practice projectiles (4) provided with base plates (5), the sub-calibre barrel (3) being arranged in a shell-like body (6) in the barrel (7) of the recoilless antitank rifle (2), the front part of the sub-calibre barrel (3) being fitted in a guide part (8) for centring the barrel (3), and a rear part of the barrel (3) being fitted in a breech (9), comprising a firing channel (10) and a nozzle screw thread (11) for fitting a nozzle screw (12), which is arranged in the rear part of the shell-like body (6). The invention is characterized in that the training weapon system (1) comprises at least one locking part (13, 14), the function of which is to prevent the nozzle screw (12) or the base plate (5) of the projectile (4) or part of the base plate (5) being expelled backwards through the nozzle funnel (21) of the antitank rifle (2) as loose flying projectiles..
|Frosty swirl machine|
A frosty swirl machine includes a housing, a funnel, an auger for swirling ice-cream with other additives to become a mixture, a driving unit, and a protective cap. The protective cap has a passage opening movably mounted at a mixture outlet of the funnel, in such a manner that the protective cap is capable of moving between a opened position and a closed position, wherein in the opened position, the protective cap is moved to align the passage opening with the mixture outlet of the funnel so as to allow the mixture to pour out of the funnel through the mixture outlet and the passage opening, wherein in the closed position, the protective cap is moved to block the mixture outlet so as to prevent the mixture from being poured out of the funnel..
|Loader with improved funnel|
A horn for an automated loader is described. The horn has an interior surface, at least a portion of which comprises a reduced-friction surface.
An apparatus for the transfer of a material into a storage container comprising a based, a funnel member attached to the base, and a sliding collar that nests in the base. The base attaches onto an exterior portion of the inlet of the storage container.
|Scalable storage apparatus|
An expandable storage system that is scalable so that an individual powder serving can be provided for any number of days by providing an array of interconnected cups with a funnel top.. .
|Drop away funnel for modular drilling templates|
A template for use in positioning subsea wellbores that has a drop away funnel that extends laterally from the template. The drop away funnel is used to locate a piling adjacent the wellbores and is selectively detached from the template after installing the piling.
A gas mask is provided with a mask body, which is designed to cover the face of a user, and with an opening in the mask body, which is closed by a speech diaphragm (8) in a gas-tight manner. A funnel (4) is directed toward the speech diaphragm with an opening angle in the range of 20° to 90°.
|Bone delivery systems including holding and filling devices and methods|
A delivery system comprising a biodegradable single or multi compartment covering is provided. The covering can be a mesh bag including a pre-attached detachable holding member surrounding the opening of at least one compartment and a pre-attached removable filling member configured to fit within the opening of the at least one compartment.
An improved airship having a plurality of resilient gas bags & gas containers, a straight fuselage tubular hull, with an inner air passageway & propulsion means located therein, connecting air inlet, & outlet funnels fore, & aft, with air deflector cones axially positioned therein; further, propulsion, reverse, & directional rocket-thrusters, additionally to typical airship components; furthermore, said airship having improved speed, maneuverability, efficiency, & adverse weather capability, reduced forward air resistance, & rearward drag in the air; and propulsive, attitudinal, & directional control in space.. .
|Specimen collection container assembly|
A specimen collection container includes inner and outer tubes. The inner tube includes a bottom end, a top end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior.
|Wind turbine electricity generating apparatus|
A wind turbine electricity generating apparatus includes a wind collecting unit having a funnel-shaped wall and terminating at inlet and internal-port ends to define an air channel for passage of a main stream of incoming wind, and a rotor unit having a rotor rotated by united wind streams dashing into a rotor housing so as to generate electricity by a generator. A wind-stream accelerating unit disposed outwardly of the funnel-shaped wall to speed up the velocity of a side stream taken up through an uptake port such that an accelerated side stream of wind is delivered into the air channel and entrained in the main stream to induce a negative pressure, thereby forming the united stream with an increased velocity..
|Specimen collection apparatus|
A specimen collection apparatus is provided. The specimen collection apparatus may include a container, a funnel for removable insertion in an opening of the container, a funnel cover; a removable seal, and a dispensing apparatus sealed within the funnel cover in a reagent-specific atmosphere.
|Waste compactor, of simplified construction and of small dimensions, particularly for bars, cafeterias and other small restaurant businesses|
The compactor comprises at least one robust transport screw, helix or spiral (16), which is inclined, of conical shape, downwardly converging, with a downwardly decreasing pitch, and is aligned axially with and fixed to the slow output shaft (117) of a reduction gear unit (17, 217, 317) located above and outside the inclined wall (301) of a loading hopper (1) which has an upper descending portion (101) with at least one hatch (2) for the introduction of the waste to be compacted and a discharge conduit (7) whose outlet opening is shut off by constriction means (8, 108, 208). The lower part (201) of the hopper (1) is shaped in the form of a funnel which is open outwards and is provided with drainage holes (9) and a base area (10) into which any liquid present in the waste tends to flow by gravity, means (13, 14, 114) being provided to collect the liquid and to guide it by gravity towards discharge means (20) a container (18)..
|Coffee filter holder and coffee maker|
Coffee filter holder including, a funnel wall, a substantially flat bottom wall having an outer edge and a coffee brew outlet, a drip-stop valve assembly that can be brought in an opened and a closed condition, the drip-stop valve assembly including a valve member mounted on a valve member carrier consisting of a blade spring that is connected to the bottom wall, the drip-stop valve assembly further including an actuator lever slideably connected to the bottom wall, the actuator lever including an integral piece of sheet material with a first end that extends beyond the outer edge of the bottom wall so as to be engageable by hand and having a second end that is positioned under the substantially flat bottom wall to engage the valve member carrier to bring valve member from the opened position to the closed position and vice versa.. .
The present invention relates to a breast pump. The breast pump comprises a main body (21), a breast receiving funnel (23) extending from the main body (21), and a nipple receiving chamber (34) formed in the main body (21) to receive a user's nipple.
|Natural orifice surgery system|
Embodiments of a surgical access port system that comprises a retractor that is adapted for being coupled to a cap and that is particularly useful in natural orifice surgery are described. The retractor comprises an outer ring, wherein the outer ring is configured to be disposed proximate the natural orifice of the patient and substantially surround the orifice; a tubular body; a funnel segment extending between and coupling the outer ring and the tubular body, wherein the funnel segment provides a diametric reduction between the relatively large diameter of the outer ring and the relatively smaller diameter of the tubular body, which is sized to fit within a natural orifice with minimal distention of the orifice; and an inflatable member disposed around the distal end of the tubular body, the inflatable member sized and configured to fit snugly around the tubular body in the deflated condition and to expand against the wall of the natural orifice in the inflated state to thereby stabilize and retain the retractor within the orifice..
|Electrode unit with perimeter-lengthened touch-sensing pattern for touch-sensing element located at fringes of touch panel|
An electrode unit on a touch-sensing element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a plurality of fifth conductive elements. The first electrode includes a first conductive element and a plurality of second conductive elements.
|Windshield washer conditioner|
A system and method of collecting and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from a windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir. A collection funnel is positioned on a vehicle in order to collect rainwater and other moisture.
|Intake system for saddle-ride type vehicle|
An intake system for a vehicle includes a connecting tube disposed to bypass one side of a rear shock absorber. The capacity of the intake chamber is increased to achieve an improvement in intake performance and to reduce the influence of a liquid intake-spitting component on intake air.