Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell
  • Patent number: 8349927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to scratch-resistant, impact-resistant polycarbonate (PC) compositions and molding compositions which have good mechanical properties as well as high resistance to chemicals, to a process for their preparation, and to their use in the production of molded articles, in particular of casings for flat screen devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Materialscience AG
    Inventors: Thomas Eckel, Vera Taschner, Achim Feldermann, Burkhard Thuermer
  • Patent number: 8349926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to scratch-resistant, impact-resistant polycarbonate (PC) compositions and moulding compositions which have good mechanical properties and a high resistance to chemicals coupled with good flameproofing properties, and show improved flow properties during processing. The present invention furthermore relates to a process for the preparation of the compositions and their use for the production of shaped articles, in particular housings of flat screen apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Materialscience AG
    Inventors: Thomas Eckel, Vera Taschner, Achim Feldermann, Burkhard Thuermer
  • Patent number: 8351604
    Abstract: In a coding method for the encryption of information worth protecting on a holographic data storage medium, an item of information (I; I1, I2) to be encrypted is converted into a graphic data image (D1, D2), which is in turn converted into a hologram in order to write the holographic data storage medium (4) therewith. The invention provides for the hologram to be changed graphically before the writing of the holographic data storage medium (4). As a result of the manner in which the hologram is changed graphically, encryption which is less susceptible to faults is achieved in a simple way, which presents increased resistance to a parallelized brute force attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Innovation GmbH
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Asfour
  • Patent number: 8350705
    Abstract: A book product having an outer liner sheet defining spaced-apart opposing front and back covers, and a spine portion having a laydown area therebetween. A plurality of pages attached together on a spine side cooperatively attaches to the spine portion. A security device is disposed between the spine portion and the spine side of the pages in alignment with the laydown area for concealing the security device from casual indication of its presence and held after attachment of the bound pages to the outer liner during normal use thereof for book product purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smartguard, LLC
    Inventor: Dale Hunt Nichols
  • Patent number: 8348183
    Abstract: The invention relates, for example, to methods for preparing a plant or animal sample for processing, i.e. for example for the isolation of nucleic acids or proteins from the sample, as well as to a pulverizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Qiagen GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Mertens, Thomas Voit
  • Patent number: 8345215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for the optical calibration of the temperature of a micro-environment. The system comprises a thermochromic liquid crystal in combination with a luminophore. The steps of the method comprise providing in combination in the micro-environment at least one thermochromic liquid crystal and a luminophore, varying the temperature of the environment while irradiating the combination with light that includes light at one or more excitation wavelengths of the luminophore, and monitoring luminescence emitted by the combination while recording the temperature of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Corbett Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Carl Peter Renneberg
  • Patent number: 8344151
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of 4-aminobut-2-enolide compounds of the formula (I): comprising reaction of a 4-alkoxyfuran-2(5H)-one compound or 4-arylalkoxyfuran-2(5H)-one compound of the formula (II) with an amine of the formula (III) in which R1, R2 and A have the definitions given in the description, in the presence of a Brønstedt acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Norbert Lui, Jens-Dietmer Heinrich
  • Patent number: 8344051
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flameproofed, impact-modified, scratch-resistant polycarbonate (PC) compositions and molding compositions with surface-modified, calcined kaolin as filler, which have good mechanical properties, good flowability and high chemical resistance. Furthermore, the present application relates to the use of the compositions for the production of moldings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Thomas Eckel, Vera Taschner, Achim Feldermann, Burkhard Thuermer, Dieter Wittmann
  • Patent number: 8338191
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for performing binding assays. In particular, the invention relates to a centrifugal device for performing such assays. The invention also relates to a method of performing binding assays involving antigen-antibody binding, nucleic acid hybridization, or receptor-ligand interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Corbett Life Science Pty Ltd
    Inventors: John Michael Corbett, John Michael Corbett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8338533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-aging, impact-modified polycarbonate compositions and molding compositions comprising: A) from 60 to 86 parts by weight (based on the sum of components A+B+C) of aromatic polycarbonate and/or aromatic polyester carbonate, B) from 4 to 12 parts by weight (based on the sum of components A+B+C) of graft polymer comprising: B.1 from 10 to 50 wt. % (based on the graft polymer B) of a shell of at least one vinyl monomer, and B.2 from 90 to 50 wt. % (based on the graft polymer B) of a graft base of silicone-acrylate composite rubber, C) from 10 to 30 parts by weight (based on the sum of components A+B+C) of a polymer or copolymer based on vinyl monomer, and D) from 0 to 20 parts by weight of polymer additives. Components B and C are present in a ratio of the parts by weight of B:C in the range from 1:1.3 to 1:3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Achim Feldermann, Andreas Seidel, Eckhard Wenz
  • Patent number: 8338123
    Abstract: Process for the production of a food product involving at least one heating step, comprising adding one or more enzymes to an intermediate form of said food product in said production process whereby the enzyme is added prior to said heating step in an amount that is effective in reducing the level of amino acids that are present in said intermediate form of said food product which amino acids are involved in the formation of acrylamide during said heating step. The invention also relates to food products obtained from the process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Arnoldus Maria Plomp, Lex De Boer, Rutger Jan Van Rooijen, Roelf Bernhard Meima
  • Patent number: 8334774
    Abstract: A book product with a pair of cover boards attached to an outer liner in spaced-relation to define a spine, with a security device positioned on a laydown area on one of the cover boards, an inner liner attached in overlying relation to the one of the cover boards, with the inner liner, the security device, the one of the cover boards, and the outer liner laminated to sandwich the security device concealingly there between, and an interior body cooperatively supported within the book product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Smartguard, LLC
    Inventor: Dale Hunt Nichols, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8334237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oxime ether-, hydrazone- or azomethine-substituted phenylamidines of the general formula (I), to a process for their preparation, to the use of the amidines according to the invention for controlling unwanted microorganisms and also to a composition for this purpose, comprising the amidines according to the invention. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for controlling unwanted microorganisms by applying the compounds according to the invention to the microorganisms and/or their habitat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Thomas Seitz, Klaus Kunz, Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Jörg Nico Greul, Darren James Mansfield, Urlich Heinemann, Amos Mattes, Oswald Ort, Jean-Pierre Vors, Peter Dahem, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Arnd Voerste
  • Patent number: 8334300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel C2-phenyl-substituted cyclic ketoenols of the formula (I) in which W, X, Y, Z and CKE are as defined in the description, to processes for their preparation and to their use as pesticides and herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellshaft
    Inventors: Michael Ruther, Hermann Hagemann, Udo Schneider, Markus Dollinger, Peter Dahmen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Reiner Fischer, Alan Graff, Thomas Bretschneider, Christophe Erdelen, Mark Wilhelm Drewes, Dieter Feucht, Folker Lieb
  • Patent number: 8334235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thiadiazolyloxyphenylamidines of the general formula (I), to a process for the preparation thereof, to the use of the amidines according to the invention in combating undesirable microorganisms and to a composition for this purpose comprising the thiadiazolyloxyphenylamidines according to the invention. The invention furthermore relates to a method for combating undesirable microorganisms by application of the compounds according to the invention to the microorganisms and/or to the habitat thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Pierre Cristau, Jörg Nico Greul, Ulrich Heinemann, Klaus Kunz, Oswald Ort, Thomas Seitz, Arnd Voerste, Peter Dahmen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Klaus-Günther Tietjen, Hiroyuki Hadano
  • Patent number: 8328175
    Abstract: A frame (1) for receiving and holding a removable board (2) for use in the manufacture of edible products such as bread and the like. The frame (1) comprises a plurality of side walls (100, 101, 102, 103) and reinforcing cross-members (104, 105, 106) so that a board (2) which is adapted to be retained within the frame (1) is protected from damage and wear during transportation along mechanized conveyors in the bread making process. The board (2) is provided with a lip which extends around its perimeter and projects laterally beyond the side walls of the frame to enable removal of the board from the frame. The board (2) further comprises a textured upper surface which helps to prevent dough from sticking and facilitates the eventual removal of the dough from the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lifestyle Foods
    Inventor: Mark O'Shea
  • Patent number: 8329717
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula (I) and their agrochemically compatible salts and their use in the field of crop protection are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Klemens Minn, Hansjörg Dietrich, Jan Dittgen, Dieter Feucht, Isolde Häuser-Hahn, Christopher Hugh Rosinger
  • Patent number: 8324259
    Abstract: A composition for treating fungus infection of turfgrass, such as snow mould infection, comprises a mixture of fungicidally effective amounts of formulae 1 and 2: and in particular mixtures of iprodione and trifloxystrobin. A method for treating snow moulds comprises applying the mixture before the onset of continuous snow cover, in at least one application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 8323697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to granules for application to the leaf surface, and to a process for their preparation. The invention furthermore relates to the use of these granules for foliar penetration or the formulation of baits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Rosenfeldt, Guillaume Huchet, Claudia Letmathe, Axel Eble
  • Patent number: 8324144
    Abstract: A composition and related process for removing paint from a substrate in which the composition contains methylene chloride, an organic filler, a colorant, a thickening agent and an evaporation retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: W.M. Barr & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Hawes, Dennis E. Shireman