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 Optical disc drive patent thumbnailnew patent Optical disc drive
Disclosed herein are an optical disc drive and a feeding base. The feeding base is coupled to a spindle motor base and a stepping motor base.
Hitachi-lg Data Storage Korea, Inc.


 Cleaning device patent thumbnailnew patent Cleaning device
Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide a cleaning device comprising a cleaning tank and a filter system, wherein, an overflow port is provided at the top of the cleaning tank, liquid in the cleaning tank can overflow through the overflow port toward an inlet of the filter system, and then flow back into the cleaning tank via an outlet of the filter system, wherein, the cleaning tank comprises a funnel-shaped bottom, and an outlet is provided at a tip of the funnel-shaped bottom; and liquid in the cleaning tank can flow via the outlet at the bottom of the cleaning tank toward the inlet of the filter system and flow back into the cleaning tank via the outlet of the filter system.. .
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


 Insect repellent fixture and method patent thumbnailnew patent Insect repellent fixture and method
A fixture (100) for gradually releasing a spatially effective semiochemical, for example a repellant. The fixture includes a slotted tube (140), that may be formed for example, from a porous material, a peripheral tube (102) having a plurality of apertures and disposed outward from the slotted tube, a base (110) that engages the slotted tube and the outer tube, a funnel member (160) that engages a top end of the slotted tube and the peripheral tube, and a cap (130).
Sterling International Inc.


 Funnel and receptacle defined by the funnel patent thumbnailFunnel and receptacle defined by the funnel
A method for fabricating a funnel, a tool for carrying out the method, and a funnel of flat material, more particularly of plastic-coated paper. A receptacle for a pulverulent and/or liquid medium includes a funnel disposed in a pouring or discharging region.

 Golf swing training device patent thumbnailGolf swing training device
A golf swing training device and method that provides audio feedback during practice swings for club head speed, orientation and release. The audible golf swing training device comprises: a whistle having an air inlet on the front end and an air outlet on the top; an air funnel affixed or integral to the front end to direct air into the air inlet; an air throttle means affixed over or between the air funnel and the air inlet to adjust the amount of air received by the whistle through the air funnel; and a connecting means affixed or integral to the base of the whistle for removably affixing the training device to a golf club..

 Guzmania hybrid 'rouche' patent thumbnailGuzmania hybrid 'rouche'
A new and distinct guzmania hybrid names ‘rouche’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 50 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 35 to 50 cm length and about 4 cm in width). Superior floral bract production; bracts are red in color (ranges from rhs 47b to 48a), compound inflorescence, measuring about 20 cm in height and about 25 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit..
Corn Bak B.v.


 Comminuting device patent thumbnailComminuting device
The invention relates to a device (10) for mechanically comminuting material conglomerates composed of materials having different density and/or consistency, comprising a comminuting chamber (14) having a feed side and an outlet side, which comminuting chamber is surrounded by an in particular circular cylindrical and/or conical comminuting chamber wall (42) expanded in a downward direction and has at least two segments which are consecutive in an axial direction, in each of which at least one rotor (26, 28, 30) is arranged coaxially to the comminuting chamber, wherein each rotor has a rotor shaft and has striking tools (38) extending at least largely radially into the comminuting chamber at least during operation, a feeding cone (12), which covers the rotor shaft(s), is arranged above the comminuting chamber (14) on the feed side, and an inflow funnel (11) is arranged above the feeding cone (12), wherein an inflow region is formed between the inflow funnel and the feeding cone, the size (d) of which inflow region can be adjusted, the directions of rotation of the rotors (26, 28, 30) are opposite in at least two consecutive segments, discharge ribs (48) are arranged annularly on the inside of the comminuting chamber wall at axial distances and/or the radius of the comminuting chamber wall (42) increases from top to bottom, and an air flow apparatus (17, 72) for leading a particle/air mixture out of the comminuting chamber (14) is arranged in connection with the comminuting chamber, which air flow apparatus has at least one fan rotor (31) arranged coaxially to the rotor axis, the at least one fan rotor having a dedicated shaft (33), which is driven by means of a dedicated fan drive (25) in order to rotate the fan rotor independently of the rotors. Very high impact energies of material conglomerates to be separated against the striking tools are achieved by means of such a device, wherein the smashed particles can be effectively transferred into a further processing stage.
Pms Handelskontor Gmbh


 Flushable catheters patent thumbnailFlushable catheters
A flushable catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft having proximal and distal end portions. The catheter may include a funnel assembly associated with the distal end portion of the catheter shaft and/or an introducer cap assembly associated with the proximal end portion of the catheter shaft.
Hollister Incorporated


 Brewing filter patent thumbnailBrewing filter
A brewing filter includes a hollow, substantially funnel-shaped body defining therewithin a brewing cavity adapted to receive a brewing material. The body is at least partially formed by a perforated filter material.
8479950 Canada Inc.


 Antenna view blockage scanner patent thumbnailAntenna view blockage scanner
A system for measuring blockage facilitates automated measuring using an installed antenna as a measuring device, providing more accurate and reliable results as compared to conventional methods of measuring blockage. The system eliminates the need for meticulous and tedious manual measurements as well as the time consuming search for structural drawings, necessary to perform conventional blockage measuring.
Orbit Communication Systems Ltd.


Hot melt system feed assembly


A feed assembly for a melter includes a funnel, an inlet into the funnel, and a fan baffle situated atop the funnel. The funnel is oriented along a vertical axis, and has a funnel surface that narrows towards an outlet into the melter.
Graco Minnesota Inc.


Mobile multi sack dust collection apparatus


An apparatus and method for collection of particulate matter includes a plenum chamber formed in an funnel or a frustum configuration that discharges into a distribution chute assembly. The distribution chute assembly includes a number of individual chutes, each equipped with a circular collar or collar groove at the outlet which facilitates the attachment of the cylindrical dust collection sacks.
Halliburton Energy Services Inc.


Pet waste disposal apparatus


A pet waste disposal apparatus comprising a funnel shaped receptacle with a top open end for receiving pet waste and a bottom open end connectable to a sewage line via one or more plumbing adapters for discharging the pet waste. The apparatus further comprises a lid closure removably attached to the top open end of the receptacle and a water inlet on the exterior receptacle to receive from a hose supplying water from a water source and discharge pressurized water into the receptacle for flushing the pet waste..

Filter device for filtering complex fluid samples


A filter device (1) for filtering complex fluid samples, comprising a first filter funnel (2) having an inlet (2a) an outlet (2b) and a first internal space (2c) and a second filter funnel (3) having an inlet (3a), an outlet (3b) and a second internal space (3c). The first and second filter funnels (2,3) are sequentially arranged with a first filter medium (4) located therebetween such that the volume of sample fluid placed in the first internal space (2c) can pass through the first filter medium (4) and be collected in the second internal space (3c).
Merck Patent Gmbh


Guidewire clamp and introducer


A guidewire for medical procedures can be maintained in a coiled configuration with a clamp. Multiple clamped and coiled guidewires may be stored in a fluid-filled, storage bowl concurrently.

Urinal device


A urinal device comprises an upper opening, a reservoir portion, a funnel portion, a drain pipe portion, and a lower opening. The upper opening is configured for receiving urine from above.

Guzmania 'cardena'


A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘cardena’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 55 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green colored foliage (measuring about 50 cm length and about 3-4.5 cm in width). Superior floral bract production; bracts are red-purple in color (closest to rhs 59a), compound inflorescence, measuring about 15 cm in height and about 25 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit..

Vending machine


A vending machine provides a housing for enclosing a container unit, a printing unit, a bagging unit, and a retrieval bin. The units are connected to each other by a number of passages that allow stored products to be transported between the units.

Apparatus and fire suppression


An apparatus (10) for delivering a fire suppressant fluid into a vehicle (50), the apparatus (10) including a first funnel (12) in fluid communication with a delivery pipe (14), the funnel (12) being arranged to receive the fire suppressant fluid from a first location external to the vehicle (50) and the delivery pipe (14) extending from the first funnel (12) into the vehicle (50) so as to deliver the fire suppressant fluid within the vehicle (50).. .
Oct Pty Ltd.


Butt joint flashing system


A butt joint flashing system is provided that includes a butt joint flashing have a pair of funnels formed at the bottom of one side of the flashing and a coupling corner formed at an upper corner of the flashing to enable attaching multiple sheets of flashing to a utility belt and a perforated line that facilitates easy dispensing of the flashing one sheet or multiple sheets a time. An end joint flashing is also provided that includes a funnel and a coupling corner along with an upright end wall with closed cell foam on the interior to protect from water..

Intermodal bulk aggregate container


An intermodal container for loading, transporting and unloading particulate material comprising a frame that is compatible with intermodal standards, and at least one hopper having a plurality of rows of funnels, each funnel having angled side walls and a bottom having at least one discharge opening. The funnel wall angle is at least as great as the critical angle of repose of the material to be contained therein.
Portare Services, Llc


Vascular access ports and related methods


A vascular access port can include a base that can be attached to a vessel and a body extending away from the base in at least a vertical direction. A height of the body in the vertical direction can be sufficiently small such that the entire port can be implanted subcutaneously in a patient.
Vital Access Corporation


Filling systems for bone delivery devices


A filling system for delivery of at least one substance to a covering is provided. The filling system comprises at least a funnel shaped container and a plunger.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


Increased capacity coin hopper


Implementations described and claimed herein involve systems and methods for handling an increased capacity of coins. In one implementation, an increased capacity coin hopper assembly comprises a bucket assembly, a coin hopper, and a funnel assembly.

Dynamic appearance-changing optical devices (dacod) printed in a shaped magnetic field including printable fresnel structures


A printed image is disclosed wherein the image may be in the form of an array of magnetically aligned platelets or flakes that may by uniform in shape and size and wherein the flakes are arranged in a particularly manner to form optically illusive images useful as security devices, or useful in beam steering applications. In one embodiment of this invention printed array is disclosed a plurality of concentric rings of magnetically aligned platelets disposed upon a substrate in the form of a fresnel structure, preferably a fresnel reflector.

Thermal wind turbines


Thermal wind turbines capable of capturing energy from both blowing wind, and rising air heated by sunlight or another source of heat. The thermal wind turbine is equipped with two turbines, one optimized for receiving rising air, and the other optimized for receiving lateral winds.

Tubular stabbing guide


A tubular stabbing guide (10) used to assist in the location of a pin end connection of a tubular in a box end connection (14) of another tubular forming the upper end of a drill string held and supported from the drill floor (16) of a rig. The stabbing guide (10) has a mounting frame (22) for location on the drill floor (16) and funnel-forming members (32) mounted on the frame (22).

Funnel assembly


A funnel assembly used for adding motor oil to cars or motorcycles is revealed. The funnel assembly includes a main body, a first sleeve, an extension tube, a second sleeve and a cover.

Portable spittoon device


A portable spittoon device for cleanly containing spit from chewing tobacco in a portable container. The device includes a bottom wall and a perimeter wall defining an interior space.

System and charging dust-free fuel dosage in solid-fuel stoves for heating of cubature facilites


Described herein is a charging system for dust-free fuel feeding, comprising a loading chamber, container, and belt conveyor located in the chamber, wherein the loading chamber is bipartite and its lower part, charging is a rectangular body, closed in the lower part by the arched profiled surface of the bottom, located at an angle in respect to the walls of chamber, connected in the lower part with the chamber of the belt conveyor, wherein the brackets are placed in the upper part of the chamber, fastened horizontally to the wall of the charging chamber, in the lower part of the chamber there is an inlet of suction port of turbine, and the loading chamber has cylindrical shape, which the top edge has arched outline, forming funnel profile, closed at the inlet by a flexible membrane and the ratchet mechanism is placed on the external surface of the chamber.. .

Microbial electro-photosynthesis


Methods and apparatus for growing photosynthetic organisms lacking photosystem ii (psii) function using externally supplied electrons shuttled into the organism using redox mediators to improve photosynthetic output and to produce and recover chemicals of interest. By removing pri, all par photons are funneled toward photosystem i, thereby significantly increasing the theoretical photon utilization efficiency for co2 fixation, energy storage and the capacity to synthesize valuable chemicals.

Trailer tongue alignment assembly


An alignment assembly that automatically aligns the inverted ball socket on a trailer tongue and temporarily raises the ball socket over a ball mounted on the end of the towing vehicle as the towing vehicle is being backed up. The assembly includes a tongue mount attached to the front edge of the ball socket on a trailer.

Funnel sample collector


A funnel sample collector is adapted to freestandingly support a sample bottle and allow for it to be filled from a sampler such as a zone or petro view sampler while preventing spills, drips, and accidents. By moving the funnel sample collector between multiple bottles, they can be filled quickly, reducing time spent collecting the samples.
Petrofunnels Llc


Apparatus and evacuating a system


The present invention relates to an apparatus (1) for evacuating a system (3), comprising a pump (5), the pump (5) being suitable for being in connection with the system (3) with its inlet (7), a pressure tank (11) and a directional control valve (13), the pump (5) transporting a medium out of the system (3) and the pressure tank (11) into an ambience when the pressure tank (11) is connected to its inlet (7), wherein the directional control valve (13) is configured to switch the pressure tank (11) from the inlet (7) to the outlet (9) of the pump (5) when a predefined criterion is fulfilled. The present invention further relates to a breast pump (31) device comprising an apparatus (1) for evacuating a system (3) and a receiving funnel (27) for receiving a breast of a woman..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Ivc filter retrieval systems with interposed support members


funnel-trap type delivery and/or retrieval devices for inferior vena cava (ivc) filters or other medical implants are described in which the devices comprise two layers of braid with an axially support member. The support member may be interposed between braid layers or set inside the braid layers but interposed between heatset features.
Avantec Vascular Corporation


Ivc filter retrieval systems with releasable capture feature


funnel-trap type devices or systems made of braid are described for capture and retrieval or, instead, capture and subsequent release of inferior vena cava (ivc) filters or other medical devices. Delivery and/or retrieval devices, kits in which they are included, methods of use and methods of manufacture are all contemplated..
Avantec Vascular Corporation


Recovery assembly for cryopreservation applications


The present invention relates to a recovery assembly for a cooling agent in a cryopreservation device, the recovery assembly comprises a cone-shaped funnel assembly comprising a support for mounting the funnel assembly to an access opening of a container to be at least partially filled with a cooling agent.. .
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh


Automatic ball launcher


A ball launching apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a funnel residing at an upper end of a housing.
Radio Systems Corporation


Dispenser and measuring cap device and method


Spill and contaminant resistant dispensers and measuring cap devices and methods for measuring and dispensing a desired amount of a bulk particulate, powdery, granular or viscous liquid substance from a storage container through a cap or a dispenser are provided. A dispenser and measuring cap is attached to a storage container or comprises an integral storage container.
Capsforall, Llc


Composite board


A composite board is formed from binding a cover layer to a base layer, wherein the base layer has a composition comprising one or more of the following ingredients: magnesium oxide, recycled magnesium oxide, fibrous chips, wood chips, bamboo chips, chemical additive and water. A method of manufacturing the composite board includes providing the base layer, which includes preparing a semi-arid mixture of the above ingredients, and pouring the mixture through a funnel onto a conveyor belt.
Chu & Son Inc.


Magnesium-oxide based construction panel and process for manufacturing same


A construction panel is formed from a composition comprising one or more of the following ingredients: magnesium oxide, recycled magnesium oxide, fibrous chips, wood chips, bamboo chips, chemical additive and water. A method of manufacturing the construction panel is also disclosed to include mixing magnesium oxide, recycled magnesium oxide, fibrous chips and chemical additive in an aqueous solution to form a semi-arid mixture, and pouring the mixture through a funnel onto a conveyor belt.
Chu & Son Inc.


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; and 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..
Applied Medical Resources Corporation


Apparatus and a urine sample collection device


A urine sample collection device adapted to be removably connected to a urine sample container and comprising a funneling portion having a side wall defining an upper opening and a lower opening, a cylindrical portion disposed adjacent to the lower opening of the funneling portion about a vertical axis, and a handle disposed on the side wall of the funneling portion and extending radially away from the vertical axis. Preferably, the upper opening of the funneling portion is larger than the lower opening, and the cylindrical portion is adapted to be removably attached to the urine sample container.

Beverage brewing device for brewing and removal of different sized beverage capsules


A brewing system for brewing a single cup capsule beverage of different sizes is disclosed which comprises a funnel for receiving capsules of different sizes having an upper end for receiving the capsules therein, a lower end having a delivery spout, an upper needle, and a lower needle, a support collar adjacent the upper end of the funnel for receiving therein the capsules, and an eject mechanism connected to the support collar for pivoting the support collar away from the upper end of the funnel to eject the capsule out of the support collar.. .

Call flow and discourse analysis


The disclosed solution uses machine learning-based methods to improve the knowledge extraction process in a specific domain or business environment. By formulizing a specific company's internal knowledge and terminology, the ontology programming accounts for linguistic meaning to surface relevant and important content for analysis.
Verint Systems Ltd.


Model locomotive with vapor-smoking and furnace-firing-and-lighting effects


A model locomotive with vapor-smoking and furnace-firing-and-lighting effects comprises an outer body; a hollow body installed within the outer body for installing liquid of specific volume; a funnel smoking tube installed at a front wall of the inner body; a steam whistle smoking tube, a safety valve smoking tube and a generator smoking tube installed at an upper wall of the inner body; a wind inlet tube for a blower installed at a rear wall of the inner body; a vapor generator, an air-exhausting and water-draining tube for a cylinder, and a water level switch being installed at a lower wall of the inner body; and a plurality of transparent smoking tube installed at a front wall and a rear wall of the inner body for viewing an interior of the inner body; a plurality of lighting elements being installed at the interior of the inner body, an outer side of the rear wall of the inner body and an interior of an opening of a combustion chamber.. .

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..
Applied Medical Resources Corporation


Container fixing holder of time-series sediment trapping device


Disclosed is a container fixing holder of a time-series sediment trapping device. With respect to the container fixing holder of the time-series sediment trapping device, the time-series sediment trapping device includes a funnel; a frame disposed to support and surround the funnel, a frame having at least one rod vertically disposed and a fixing plate coupled to the at least one rod forming the frame on a horizontal plane defined by a lower portion of the funnel, wherein a rotation plate, to which a plurality of time-series sediment trapping containers to trap the time-series sediment collected through the funnel are fixedly attached, is formed under the fixing plate.
Korea Institute Of Ocean Science & Technology


Split loading funnel for charging a molten glass gob into a blank mold


The disclosure includes a process and an apparatus for delivering a gob of molten glass into a blank mold. The apparatus includes a loading funnel holder that defines at least one opening, and a split loading funnel rotatably carried by the funnel holder.
Owens-brockway Glass Container Inc.


Trash receptacle attachment


A trash receptacle attachment for helping to collect debris. The trash receptacle attachment includes a housing having an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a hollow interior volume.

Endometrial sample collector


A non-invasive endometrial sample collector has an outer body of absorbent material configured for insertion into a vaginal cavity of a patient such that a distal end of the body is positioned proximate a uterine cervix of the patient. The collector has an internal collection assembly disposed within the outer body of absorbent material.
Innova-tech, Llc


Refuelling stand


A refuelling stand that is lightweight and easily portable which includes a refuelling stand for conveying fuel from a fuel source into a fuel receptacle comprising: a funnel which is optionally collapsible; a conduit having a first end for removable attachment to the funnel, and a second end for engagement with the fuel receptacle; and three or more support legs, wherein each of the support legs is independently movable from a first use mode to a second storage mode. The conduit can be made of flexible material which may be rolled up for storage alongside the support or may be formed of inflexible tubing.

Evacuated bottle system


An evacuated bottle system including providing a bottle defining a hollow interior, the bottle having a neck defining an opening that provides fluid communication with the interior; providing a cap assembly including a funnel having a first portion and a second portion, where the second portion extends radially outward from the first portion to form a floor on an interior thereof and a shoulder on an exterior thereof, the first portion defining a first bore and the second portion defining a second bore fluidly connected to the first bore; a self serum stopper having a self sealing membrane that extends radially outward to overlie at least a portion of the floor of the funnel; and a cap having a cap wall sized to fit over the funnel and a cover portion extending radially inward from the cap wall, the cover portion defining at least one evacuating opening; assembling the cap assembly with the bottle by inserting the first portion of the funnel into the neck of the bottle; supporting the funnel on the neck of the bottle at the shoulder; inserting the serum stopper within the funnel where the self-sealing membrane covers at least a portion of the floor to seal the first bore of the funnel from the second bore; applying the cap over the funnel and attaching the cap to the bottle, wherein the cover portion extends radially inward over a portion of the self-sealing membrane and defines a gap axially outward of the self-sealing membrane; applying a pressure differential relative to the interior of the bottle to create a suction at the evacuating opening to draw the self-sealing membrane axially outward within the gap a distance effective to provide fluid communication between the first bore of the funnel and the second bore the funnel; maintaining the suction until a selected pressure is achieved within the interior of the bottle; and withdrawing the suction, wherein the selected pressure within the bottle draws the self-sealing membrane against the floor of the funnel to reseal the interior of the bottle.. .
Cornerstone Cm, Inc.


Evacuated bottle system


An evacuated bottle system including a bottle defining a hollow interior, the bottle having a neck with a rim defining an opening; a cap assembly supported on the bottle, the cap assembly including a funnel having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being insertable within the interior of the bottle and the second portion engaging a portion of the bottle to support the funnel above the rim, the funnel defining a bore that fluidly communicates with the hollow interior of the bottle; a self-sealing membrane that covers the bore formed by the funnel to selectively seal the hollow interior of the bottle; a cap attachable to the bottle, the cap including a cover portion that extends at least partially over the self-sealing membrane to restrain movement thereof, the cover portion being axially spaced from the self-sealing membrane to define a gap that permits axial movement of the self-sealing membrane to selectively open the bottle to fluid communication outside of the bottle.. .
Cornerstone Cm, Inc.


Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve


Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends beyond the ligament of treitz.
Gi Dynamics, Inc.


Novel chewing gum box


A novel chewing gum box, comprising a chewing gum storage chamber (1), a storage chamber cover (2), a funnel apparatus (3), a chewing gum introducing plate (4), a chewing gum carrying groove (5), a carrying groove baffle (6), a push handle (7), a spring baffle (8), guide rails (9), guide rail grooves (10), a spring groove (11) and a spring (12). The chewing gum storage chamber (1) is communicated with the chewing gum carrying groove (5) through the funnel apparatus (3).

Wallet for rolling smokable instruments


The present invention relates to smoking devices. More particularly, the present device is a wallet constructed from foldable material that includes rolling papers, filters, a rolling tray and storage for cleaned smoking material as well as rolled smoking material.
Volo Trade, Inc.


Xrd sample handling apparatus


Disclosed is a sample handling assembly facilitating a sample holding cell used for xrd analysis. The assembly holds the sample cell upright during sample loading and analysis phases.
Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc.


Dual lid container-dispenser apparatus


A container-dispenser (100) with bipartite lids, each lid (10) having an upper lid (10a) with a port (20) or coupling spout (10d), and a lower lid (10b) that couples the lid to the container (30). Upper and lower lids rotate independently of one another.
Aip Creations, Llc


Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction valve


A valve to perform lung volume reduction procedures is described. The valve is formed of a braided structure that is adapted for endoscopic insertion in a bronchial passage of a patient's lung.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


Lid for a beverage cup including a snack storage reservoir


A lid for a beverage cup includes: (a) a radial collar configured to engage with a rim of a drinking cup mouth, having an inner radial surface and an outer radial surface; (b) an outer reservoir wall extending axially upward from the outer surface of the radial collar and enclosing a reservoir chamber above the radial collar, and including an upper rim; (c) a reservoir floor extending radially inward from an upper end of the inner surface of the radial collar and substantially closing the reservoir chamber from below the reservoir floor, the floor including a fluid path opening providing at least part of a fluid path extending upward through the reservoir chamber, the fluid path opening being positioned along a first diametrical line extending through the reservoir chamber; (d) an inner wall separating the fluid path from the reservoir chamber substantially in the shape of an upside-down funnel extending upward from the floor, having a minor diameter extending above a vertical level of the upper rim of the outer reservoir wall to form a spout; and (e) a cap connected to the upper rim of the outer wall with a first living hinge and including a first segment with a hole adapted to receive the spout.. .

Lid for a beverage cup including a snack storage reservoir


A lid for a beverage cup includes: (a) a radial collar configured to engage with a rim of a drinking cup mouth, having an inner radial surface and an outer radial surface; (b) an outer reservoir wall extending axially upward from the outer surface of the radial collar and enclosing a reservoir chamber above the radial collar, and including an upper rim; (c) a reservoir floor extending radially inward from an upper end of the inner surface of the radial collar and substantially closing the reservoir chamber from below the reservoir floor, the floor including a fluid path opening providing at least part of a fluid path extending upward through the reservoir chamber, the fluid path opening being positioned along a first diametrical line extending through the reservoir chamber; (d) an inner wall separating the fluid path from the reservoir chamber substantially in the shape of an upside-down funnel extending upward from the floor, having a minor diameter extending above a vertical level of the upper rim of the outer reservoir wall to form a spout; and (e) a cap connected to the upper rim of the outer wall with a first living hinge and including a first segment with a hole adapted to receive the spout.. .

Catheter and manufacture


The instant invention relates generally to introducer catheters used to help deliver catheters or other medical devices to locations within the human body. In particular, the instant invention relates to large diameter introducer catheters (introducer catheters with lumens greater than about 6 french) having increased strength, flexibility, and kink resistance.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.


Heat distribution apparatus


A heat distribution apparatus uniformly distributes heat and air for efficient cooking and retention of heat. The apparatus includes an inner container containing an object requiring heating, such as food and water.

Packing method and packaging device for implementing packing method


A packaging device is configured to implement a packing method that prevents a bridge from being generated inside a chute which supplies goods into a bag with a tube shape. In the packing method, goods dropped from above are accommodated in a chute with a funnel shape.

Adaptable nursing bra


An adaptable nursing bra includes a nursing bra frame; further including a right support member; a left support member; a right cup; and a left cup; such that the right and left support members provide support around outer peripheries of the mammaries of a female user wearing the nursing bra frame, and the user can remove the right and left cups partially or fully in order to breastfeed a child. Additionally, a cup can further include a cup frame, a cup ring and a cup cap.

Product preparation and cooking assembly


An array of wells formed in a flexible mold is filled to a uniform depth with cheese by positioning an insert, including a funnel array established by a plurality of spaced funnel members, upon the mold such that each funnel member is in alignment with, freely received within, and supported upon a bottom wall of a respective well. Thereafter, cheese is provided on the insert to fill each funnel member.

Minnow collecting fish trap


A trap for collecting live minnows, the live minnows having a height, the trap incorporating a case having a longitudinally opening longitudinal end; a first plurality of minnow attracting mirrored plates; a plurality of pivoting or fixed joints adapted for interconnecting first plurality of mirrored plates and the case, the joints positioning the first plurality of mirrored plates at the case's longitudinal end and further positioning the first plurality of mirrored plates to form at least a first inwardly extending funnel; a battery powered electric torch alternatively actuated during daylight; a transparent cannister adapted for interconnecting the electric torch and the case, the transparent cannister positioning the electric torch for casting light outwardly from the transparent case; and a pair of suspension brackets connected operatively to the case.. .

Gutter debris barrier system


A gutter debris barrier system for preventing debris from entering a gutter includes a frame that is attached to a fascia of a building and a filter screen. The frame may include a floor with slots punched therein, with ribs on either side of the slots that form channels.

Device for cutting a cut resistant material


A device for spiral cutting a cut resistant fruit or vegetable material including at least one base element configured as an open conical funnel including a funnel edge, wherein at least one cutting device that is formed by a cutting gap and a cutting blade is arranged in an enveloping surface of the at least one base element, wherein a leftover support including a cover rim and a plunger is applicable to the funnel edge so that the leftover support is rotatable, and wherein the plunger is supported in the leftover support so that the plunger facilitates pressing leftovers of the cut resistant fruit or vegetable material into the at least one base element and cutting the leftovers to form a spiral shaped cut material.. .

Drop-type automatic excrement processing device


The present invention pertains to a drop-type automatic excrement processing device configured so that the degree of restraint on the body of the objective person to whom the device is fitted is made less. The device comprises the following: a diaper cover 1 that covers the buttocks and loins of a objective person for use such as an aged person; a feces receiver 2 and a urine catching pad 3 which are fitted to the diaper cover 1; a feces and urine intake pipe 5 for receiving feces or urine discharged through the feces receiver 2 and guiding the received matter into a wastes container 4; a valve unit 6 interposed in the intermediate part of the intake pipe 5; a washing-water tank 7 for storing washing water for washing the buttocks and the like; a warm wind generating means 8 for generating a warm wind used for drying the buttocks and the like after washing; and a control means 9 for controlling the operation of each of the foregoing.

Rack level air flow baffle providing hot aisle separation from rack-inserted it components


An apparatus, an information handling system (ihs) and a method for supporting air flow management in a rack includes attaching a baffle made of a non-porous material with vertically-spaced apertures or air flow directing (afd) sections with flanges that direct cooling air flow from heat dissipating electronic components of the rack towards a rear of the rack. The baffle is attached to a rear section of a chassis of the ihs.
Dell Products, L.p.


Drip containment apparatus, system, and method


Provided is a drip containment apparatus that in certain example embodiments may comprise a ceramic body having a glazed exterior surface and an unglazed interior surface defining a cavity therein, and an aperture defining an opening from the exterior surface to the interior surface, the aperture and interior surface being adapted to receive therein a distal portion of a funnel and to support the funnel so that residual fluid inside the funnel will tend to drip into the interior of the ceramic body and be absorbed into the ceramic body but not leak through the glazed exterior surface. A support structure may be provided to support the ceramic body while it is holding the funnel.

Spouted dispensing box


A spouted dispensing box comprising a housing, where the housing includes a pair of broad faces, a pair of narrow faces, a base and a lid; a spout on one of the narrow faces; a funnel attached to the spout, where the funnel extends into the housing; and a closure over the spout, where the closure closes the spout against the housing. The spouted dispensing box provides a reusable cereal container that prevents mess and keeps the food fresh..

Inferior vena cava filter and retrieval systems


funnel-trap type devices made of shape-set (e.g., heatset) braid for delivery and/or retrieval of inferior vena cava (ivc) filters or other medical devices are described. Delivery and/or retrieval devices, kits in which they are included, methods of use and methods of manufacture are all contemplated herein..
Avantec Vascular Corporation


Ivc filter retrieval systems with multiple capture modes


funnel-trap type delivery and/or retrieval devices for temporary inferior vena cava (ivc) filters or other medical implants or foreign bodies are described. These may employ a locking sheath or a proximal-aperture capture feature or features for ivc filter (or other device) retrieval..
Avantec Vascular Corporation


Wire singulating device


A wire singulating device includes a stationary plate and a movable plate that define a wire funnel and a wire channel therebetween. The movable plate is movable relative to the stationary plate to control a width of the wire channel.
Tyco Electronics Corporation


Cycle deterministic functional testing of a chip with asynchronous clock domains


Implementations of the present disclosure involve an apparatus and/or method for performing cycle deterministic functional testing of a microprocessor or other computing design with one or more asynchronous clock domains. In general, the method/apparatus involves utilizing an observe bus within the microprocessor design to funnel data from within the chip design to an output bus.
Oracle International Corporation


Vehicle body protection apparatus and using


Embodiments include a method and apparatus for preventing damage to the paintwork of vehicles caused by spillage of fluids or fuel when refueling. The method includes installing the apparatus into a fuel tank inlet of a vehicle and extending the apparatus from the fuel tank inlet.
Umm Al-qura University


Intestinal sleeve


A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the duodenum and extends beyond the ligament of treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device.
Gi Dynamics, Inc.


Circuit board comprising at least one fold


A circuit board (10) for carrying at least one light source (16) of a lighting device and a method of manufacturing such a circuit board are provided. The circuit board comprises a substrate (1), wherein the substrate comprises at least one fold (9) forming a projecting portion and extending from a periphery (3) of the substrate up to an inner portion (2) of the substrate, whereby the substrate has a polygonal funnel shape.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Refueling auxiliary device


A capless refueling mechanism includes a fill opening side shut-off valve disposed near the fill opening, and a fuel tank side shut-off valve disposed nearer to a fuel tank than the fill opening side shut-off valve. The refueling auxiliary device has a guide pipe section and a funnel section, and pressing of the fill opening side shut-off valve and the fuel tank side shut-off valve via an end of the guide pipe section causes a valve element to be moved away from a seat portion and insertion of a nozzle into the funnel section allows refueling.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Medical specimen collection system


Systems for collecting medical specimens are generally described. The systems may be configured to, among other things, improve the ease of specimen collection and increase the ability of a patient to provide the highest quality sample with no loss of specimen.

Fishing tackle knot funnel body


An connection apparatus for fishing tackle that is adapted to allow the securement of the apparatus to a fishing line by the half-hitch, overhand knot or any other low dexterity knot through the use of a dual conical, hourglass shaped bore passing through the main body of the apparatus. The apparatus has a main body having a solid walled, dual tapered bore formed there through with an open able connection device such as split ring that extends at an angle from the linear axis of the main body.

Creel and making a creel for trapping crustaceans


A cage for trapping crustaceans constructed in the shape of a rounded top creel. The body panel is bent at two perpendicular angles to create the base, while the top is rounded to create a curved surface.
Riverdale Mills Corporation


Lubricated projectile trap and shooting range


A fluid lubricated projectile trap includes a substantially cylindrical chamber defined by a forward concave wall and a rearward concave wall. A bullet funnel extending forwardly therefrom.
Savage Range Systems, Inc.


Central burner for multi-fuel multiple lance burner system


The invention relates to a central burner for multi-fuel multiple lance burner systems having a central lance with an inner pipe and an outer pipe. The inner pipe and the outer pipe form an annular clearance duct.
Loesche Gmbh


Process for producing holes


A method of producing holes in a component, in particular of turbomachines, wherein each hole extends from a first, outer surface to a second, inner surface of the component and wherein the method has, for example, the following steps: (i) producing a 3d model of the actual geometry of the component, at least for the region of the holes; (ii) adapting each hole on the basis of the actual geometry of the component; and (iii) generating a production program for each individual hole. In this way, the process quality and with it the quality of the holes increases, because the offset of holes caused by component tolerances is avoided and the drilling funnels are formed according to specification.
Mtu Aero Engines Gmbh


System and full funnel modeling for sales lead prioritization


A system and method for full funnel modeling for sales lead prioritization are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes two models, dqm (direct qualification model) and ffm (full funnel model), which can be used to rank sales leads based on probability of conversion to a sales opportunity, probability of successful sale, or expected revenue.
Fliptop Inc.


Methods and systems to transfer proppant for fracking with reduced risk of production and release of silica dust at a well site


Embodiments of methods and systems of transferring proppant for fracking to reduce risk of production and release of silica dust at a well site are provided. An embodiment of a method can include positioning a plurality of containers each having proppant for fracking contained therein onto a conveyor at a well site, downwardly discharging proppant from each respective container of the plurality of containers, funneling proppant from the one or more outlets of each of the plurality of containers through a plurality of conveyor hoppers, receiving proppant onto the conveyor belt, conveying proppant on the conveyor to a chute, and depositing the proppant into the chute for use in a blender or other location at the well site..
Oren Technologies, Llc


Storage or infusion bottle


The present invention relates to a storage or infusion bottle (1) with a bottle neck (3) moulded integrally thereon, the bottle neck having at least one teat-shaped bottle feature (4, 5) projecting from its mouth end, the closed teat end wall (6, 7) of said bottle feature being designed to be puncturable by an infusion needle. The storage or infusion bottle (1) according to the invention is characterized in that a cap (8) is attachable to the bottle neck (3), in that the cap (8) has at least one funnel-shaped cap feature (9, 10), its (9, 10) feature interior space accommodating at least the free end region of the corresponding bottle feature (4, 5), and in that the intermediate space between the end wall of the at least one bottle feature (4, 5) and the opposing side of the corresponding cap feature (9, 10) is completely filled by a hat-shaped sealing element (11, 12) which encloses the bottle feature (4, 5) at least in its end region facing away from the storage or infusion bottle (1) and which is held at the circumference of its hat shape in a form-fitting and/or force-fitting manner on the circumference of the bottle feature (4, 5)..
West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland Gmbh & Co. Kg


Guidewire capture


Assemblies and methods for capturing a guidewire advanced through a blood vessel in a retrograde direction are disclosed. An assembly can include a constraining catheter and a capture catheter.
Vascular Solutions, Inc.


Flexible high-speed generation and formatting of application-specified strings


Flexible high-speed generation and formatting of application-specified strings is available through table-based base conversion which may be integrated with custom formatting, and through printf-style functionality based on separate control string parsing and specialized format command sequence execution. Mechanisms include digit group tables for immediate output with or without separation characters, dynamic format templates, format localization and customization, funnels, digit extraction in left-to-right or right-to-left order, scaling and size estimation, leading bit identification, casting, indexing with exponent bits, division via multiplication by select constants and shifts, fractional value manipulations, batching transformations, stamping safety zones, rounding tools, jump and call avoidance, tailoring to processor characteristics and word size, conversions between various numeric types and representations, command stitching, stack parameter analysis, printf compilation, and others.
Numbergun Llc


User interface for funnel analysis


Techniques for providing information describing how users are funneling through various products and features of a website are described. According to various embodiments, a user specification of a first set of one or more entities is received.

Backend techniques for funnel analysis


Techniques for providing information describing how users are funneling through various products and features of a website are described. According to various embodiments, a user specification of a first set of one or more entities is received.

Dual turnstile


A turnstile having two hub and arm assemblies funnels individuals to different sides or lanes. Machine intelligence allows the turnstile to select which side or lane an individual transits.
Boon Edam, Inc.


Twist box guardrail terminal


This guardrail terminal design incorporates an impact head of open front configuration adapted with the rear portion as a funnel disposed with the narrow end of the funnel facing forward which will flatten the w beam guardrail as it moves down the beam when impacted by a vehicle. Tension is maintained on the beam by flat strips connected from the beam through top open front of the impact head and is attached to a front anchor post.

Fluid dispenser


The present device discloses a fluid dispenser comprised of a piercing means to place and pierce a hole into a water bottle. Water from the water bottle travels from the piercing means through a pump which is connected to a water tank for cooling the water.

Bariatric sleeve


Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends beyond the ligament of treitz.
Gi Dynamics, Inc.


Apparatus and generating high-voltage pulses


An apparatus and a method for generating high-voltage pulses using an inductive voltage adder, in which a first stage contains an electromagnetically coupling funnel-shaped intermediate piece positioned between a radial transmission line and a coaxial transmission line for transmitting electromagnetic waves from the radial transmission line into the coaxial transmission line.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft




Funnel topics:
  • Spectrometer
  • Mass Spectrometer
  • Biomolecule
  • Semiconductor Substrate
  • Semiconductor
  • High Density
  • Biochemical
  • Tetrafluoro
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Tetrafluoroethylene


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