Lee Sierad, Dan Simionescu and Glenn Rankin awarded US Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent number 8840150 to Lee Sierad, Dan Simionescu, and Glenn Rankin (of the Clemson machine shop), on September 23, 2014.

The patent, titled “Male Fitting with Actuating Retaining Feature,” is a quick-connect fitting that is configured to lock into an opening of a tank or other container. It is utilized in the bioreactor systems developed by the lab and is being offered for licensing in other applications of all sizes by Aptus, LLC.

Download the patent document or the product spec sheet for more information.

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