US Patent No. 10,426,446

STRAW FOR THE PRESERVATION OF A PREDETERMINED DOSE OF LIQUID-BASED SUBSTANCE, IN PARTICULAR PURE OR DILUTED ANIMAL SEMEN; AND SET COMPRISING IT


Patent No. 10,426,446
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Straw For The Preservation Of A Predetermined Dose Of Liquid-based Substance, In Particular Pure Or Diluted Animal Semen; And Set Comprising It
Inventorship Eric Schmitt, Villaines-la-Juhel (FR)
Olivier Carion, Rai (FR)
Jean-Charles Gorges, Chenay (FR)
Assignee IMV TECHNOLOGIES, Saint Ouen Sur Iton (FR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,426,446

1. A set comprising:a straw for the preservation of a predetermined dose of liquid-based substance, comprising a tube, a gas-permeable liquid-tight stopper, which stopper is disposed in the tube in the neighborhood of one end, which tube and which stopper are configured for the stopper to be able to slide in the tube towards another end, and an indicator component configured to emit, at least when the straw is in the filled state, light of which the spectrum comprises at least one peak each having a respective crest of predetermined wavelength; and
a detector for recognition of said straw, wherein said detector is configured for detecting absence or presence of said at least one peak in the light spectrum emitted by said indicator component;
said detector being part of a straw filler comprising a processor connected to said detector and configured to emit a stop signal for said straw filler in case said detector detects a straw in which there is absence of said at least one peak in said spectrum of the light emitted by said indicator component.