U.S. Patent 7909191 was awarded to Greatbatch Ltd. on 2011-03-22 and describes a “Connectable instrument trays for creating a modular case.” This patent has been cited 271 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative handling patents in the field of mechanical engineering. The abstract states:
A modular tray and lid combination for use in configuring a containment case includes one or more trays and a single lid. When a plurality of trays are used they are connected together either end-to-end or side-by-side or both. The lid includes a plurality of slide latches that secure the lid to the tray or trays. Link: U.S. Patent 7909191
This patent was originally filed on 2006-06-05 which gives it a processing time of 1751 days, compared to an average processing time of 1647 in the field. Greatbatch Ltd. has 404 total patents. The first named inventor is Terry L. Baker of Boggstown, IN. The primary examiner was Anthony Stashick.
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