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US3233804A
US3233804A US340362A US34036264A US3233804A US 3233804 A US3233804 A US 3233804A US 340362 A US340362 A US 340362A US 34036264 A US34036264 A US 34036264A US 3233804 A US3233804 A US 3233804A
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Feb. 8, 1966 J. E. DAHM 3,233,804

HEMOTOLOGICAL APPARATUS HOLDER Filed Jan. 27, 1964 INVENTOR. JO/l/V E 0/1/1644 United States Patent 3,233,804 HEMOTOLOGICAL APPARATUS HOLDER- John E. Dahm, 708 Monroe, Emmetsburg, Iowa Filed Jan. 27, 1964, Ser. No. 340,362 6 Claims. (Cl. 224-48) This invention relates to an instrument apparatus holder and more particularly to a hemotological apparatus holder.

Frequently a laboratory technician is called upon to obtain blood samples or the like from one or several patients. If the technician is required to obtain samples from several patients there exists a possibility that the samples may become confused. Further, separate instruments such as slides, pipettes, tubes and vials must be used for each individual patient which causes troublesome problems, that is, maintaining sterile conditions, preventing breakage and convenient handling. Ordinarily the instruments are carried in a tray that is lined with a towel or the like. It is very diflicult under such conditions to keep the numerous instruments from being mixed up, broken or maintained in a sterile condition.

Therefore, a principal object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which permits convenient handling of a number of laboratory instruments.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which prevents breakage of the instruments being carried.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which insures that the various instruments will be maintained in a sterile condition.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which permits individual collecting units to be carried as one unit.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which is lightweight.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which may be assembled or disassembled rapidly.

A further object of this invention it to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which is able to support a number of different instruments simultaneously.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which eliminates the possibility of confusion of samples.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a hemotological apparatus holder which is economical of manufacture, durable in use and refined in appearance.

This invention consists in the construction, arrangements, and combination of the various parts of the device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained as hereinafter more fully set forth, specifically pointed out in the claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the device in a partially assembled condition;

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary front view of the device illustrating the manner in which the individual collecting units are maintained on the tray means;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of an individual collecting unit holding associated laboratory equipment; and

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary top elevational view of the tray means illustrating the manner in which the containers are maintained thereon.

The numeral generally designates a hemotological apparatus holder which is comprised of a tray 11, handle means 13, containers and 16 and collecting units 17.

Base 19 of tray 11 has a first upstanding wall 21 and a second upstanding wall 23 secured thereto in any con- "ice venient fashion. A plurality of third upstanding walls 25 extend outwardly at right angles to wall 21 and a plurality of fourth upstanding walls 27 extend outwardly at right angles to wall 23. A plurality of flanges 29 are secured to and extend inwardly from the top portions of walls 21 and 23. A plurality of flanges 31 are secured to the top portion of walls 25 and 27 in any convenient manner and are at substantially a right angle thereto.

Container 15 is comprised of a base 33, walls 35, 37, 39 and 41 and partitions 43 and 45 and is constructed of any suitable material such as styrofoam or the like. Flanges 47 extend outwardly from the base 33 on opposite sides of container 15 and at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of container 15. Container 16 is similar to container 15 except for the lack of partitions.

Collecting unit 17 is comprised of a substantially rectangular block member 49. Flange portions 51 extend outwardly from the lower portion of block member 19 on opposite sides thereof and transversely to the longitudinal axis of block member 49. Block member 49 has an identification slide means 53 on its forward end slidably extending into slot means 55.

The forward end of block member 49 extends upwardly and inwardly from the lower end. Block member 49 has a plurality of grooves 57 on its upper surface extending parallel to longitudinal axis thereof. Block member 49 also has a plurality of elongated bores 59 of various predetermined diameters extending downwardly from the upper portion thereof. A notch 61 in the upper portion of block 49 extends transversely to the longitudinal axis thereof and communicates with grooves 57. FIG. 3 illustrates collecting unit 17 holding such items as pipette 63, tubes 65, vials 67, thermometer 69 and identification slide means 53.

Collecting units 17 and containers 15 are interchangeably secured to tray 11. Container 15 may be secured between pairs of walls 25 or 27 if so desired. Collecting units 17 may also be secured between walls 21 and 23 if so desired.

The device is used in the following manner. A container 15 is placed on tray 11 between walls 21 and 23 approximately in the center of the channel formed by walls 21 and 23. As illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 4, flanges 29 are not present at this point along the walls. Container 15 is then slidably moved outwardly between walls 21 and 23 to a position shown in FIGS. 1 and 4. If so desired, a second container 15 may be secured to the tray 11 in likewise manner but slidably moving it outwardly in an opposite direction to that of first container 15. Container 16 may then be simply placed on the tray between walls 21 and 23 as illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 4. Flanges 29 engage the upper portion of flanges 47 on containers 15 thereby maintaining the containers on the tray 11.

Any number of collecting units 17 are prepared and placed on tray 11 by sliding the unit between a pair of walls 25 or 27 and sliding flange 51 between flanges 31 and base 19. Flanges 31 thereby maintain collecting units 17 on tray 11. Any suitable patient identification means 53 is placed in slot means 55 of collecting unit 17. Many times identification means 53 will consist of a glass slide of the frosted type which is used in blood analysis.

Collecting unit 17 will hold the necessary equipment for an individual patient such as pipette 63, tubes 65, vials 67 and thermometer 69, as illustrated in FIG. 3. Pipette 63 rests in groove 57 with the bulb portion thereof resting in the area created by notch 61. Tubes 65, vials 67 and thermometer 69 rest in bores 69. Containers 15 and 16 may be used for any equipment desired such as syringes, etc.

Such an arrangement permits a separate collecting unit 17 for each patient to be tested. The device eliminates any possibility of confusion of samples or any possibility of breakage of various instruments. After the samples have been collected, the tray is taken to the laboratory where various analytical tests will be performed on the samples. The collecting units are quickly and easily detached from tray 11. Collecting units 17 and containers 15 and 16 are then cleaned and prepared for another patient. v

Collecting units 17 and containers 15 are slidably interchangeable on tray 11. In other words, a collecting unit 17 may be inserted between walls 21 and 23 if so desired and containers 15 may be inserted between pairs of walls 27 or 25. This interchangeability of collecting units 17 with containers 15 provides a great deal of flexibility and versatility to the device.

Thus from the foregoing it is seen that the invention will accomplish at least all of its stated objectives.

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of my hemotological apparatus holder without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my invention, and it is my intention to cover by my claims, any modified forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents which may be reasonably included Within their scope.

I claim:

1. In a hemotological apparatus holder,

a tray means having a base portion with a handle means secured thereto,

a plurality of upstanding walls on said base portion,

a plurality of flanges on said upstanding walls,

and .a plurality of collecting units horizontally slidably secured to said base portion between said upstanding walls and engaging said flanges.

2. In a hemotological apparatus holder,

a tray means having a base portion with a handle means secured thereto,

a plurality of upstanding walls on said base portion,

a plurality of flanges on said upstanding walls,

a plurality of collecting units horizontally slidably secured to said base portion between said upstanding walls and engaging said flanges,

each of said collecting units comprised of a block memher,

and a plurality of containers on said base portion engaging said flanges.

3. In a hemotological apparatus holder,

a tray having a base with a handle means secured thereto,

a first upstanding wall on said base and extending from one side of said tray to another side,

a second upstanding wall on said base and extending from one side of said base to another side and in a parallel spaced apart relationship wit-h said first upstanding wall,

a plurality of third upstanding walls on said base and extending outwardly from said first upstanding wall and at a right angle thereto,

i a plurality of fourth upstanding walls on said base extending outwardly from said second upstanding wall and at a right angle thereto, a plurality of flanges on said first, second, third and fourth upstanding walls and extending at a right angle thereto,

a plurality of containers in said base between said first and second upstanding walls,

and a plurality of collecting units on said base between pairs of said third upstanding walls and a plurality of collecting units in said base between pairs of said fourth upstanding walls,

said containers comprised of a base and upstanding walls thereon, a portion of said base being engaged by said flanges on said first and second upstanding walls,

each of said collecting units comprised of a substantially rectangular block member,

said block member having flange portions extending outwardly from the lower portion thereof on opposite sides of said block member and transversely to the longitudinal axis of said block member,

an identification means on said block member,

said flange portions on said block member slidably extending between said flanges on pairs of third and fourth upstanding walls and said base at times.

4. The structure of claim 3 wherein said containers and said collecting units are interchangeably slidably secured to said tray means between said first and second upstanding walls and are interchanging between said third and fourth upstanding walls.

5. In a hemotological apparatus holder,

a tray means,

a plurality of upstanding walls on said tray means,

a plurality of flanges on said upstanding walls extending at a right angle thereto,

and a plurality of collecting uni-ts on said tray means between said upstanding walls,

said collecting units having flange portions extending outwardly from the lower portion thereof on opposite sides of said collecting unit,

said flange portions on said collecting units horizontally slidably extending below said flanges on said upstanding walls at times.

6. The device of claim 5 wherein each of said collecting units slidably receive an identification meansat one end thereof at times.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 309,192 12/1884 Brothers 3l2--346 1,798,876 3/1931 Geimer 312346 2,738,872 3/1956 Boton 20672 3,138,263 6/1964 Brass 211-60 GERALD M. FORLENZA, Primary Examiner.

HUGO O. SCHULZ, Examiner.

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1. IN A HEMOTOLOGICAL APPARATUS HOLDER, A TRAY MEANS HAVING A BASE PORTION WITH A HANDLE MEANS SECURED THERETO, A PLURALITY OF UPSTANDING WALLS ON SAID BASE PORTION, A PLURALITY OF FLANGES ON SAID UPSTANDING WALLS, AND A PLURALITY OF COLLECTING UNITS HORIZONTALLY SLIDABLY SECURED TO SAID BASE PORTION BETWEEN SAID UPSTANDING WALLS AND ENGAGING SAID FLANGES.
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US20130026121A1 (en) * 2011-07-29 2013-01-31 Thompson Alan S Linear spice rack
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