Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Bierman, Muserlian and Lucas
  • Patent number: 6531151
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one active ingredient and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, highly substituted hydroxypropylcellulose, and/or ethylcellulose as disintegrants, in quantities less than 15% by weight of the composition and in a form providing a disintegrant effect while avoiding the formation of a continuous matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Galenix Developpement
    Inventor: Jerome Besse
  • Patent number: 6531268
    Abstract: A processing method of a photothermographic material is disclosed comprising subjecting the photothermographic material to heat development by the use of a thermal processing apparatus, wherein the photothermographic material comprises a support, organic silver salt particles, light sensitive silver halide grains, a reducing agent and a contrast-increasing agent; and after having been subjected to heat development, the photothermographic material exhibits a distortion of not more than 0.03 degree. A thermal processing apparatus for the photothermographic material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 6527760
    Abstract: Out-patient knee lavage is performed by use of a kit comprising: A. Means for preparing the knee joint for lavage; B. An optional surgical drape; C. A first needle and a first syringe containing a first local anesthesia; D. A second needle and second syringe containing a second local anesthesia; and E. A third syringe adapted to fitting the second needle, the third syringe containing a lavage fluid. The knee lavage is performed by: 1. Cleansing the knee joint and, preferably, covering it with a surgical drape; 2. Applying the first local anesthesia superficially to the joint to create a wheat; 3. Injecting through the wheal the second local anesthesia into the knee joint; and 4. Performing the lavage on the knee joint without removing the second needle from the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Vijay B. Vad
  • Patent number: 6528129
    Abstract: By carrying out a plasma discharge treatment for a support in which an image receiving layer comprising a void structure is formed, the void structure of the surface layer is subjected to hydrophilic treatment to enhance the water absorption capability of a recording media in the thickness direction (in the depth direction) and to enhance image receiving capability. Further, by making a portion more adjacent to the surface hydrophobic, an image disorder after receiving ink droplets is minimized. Still further, by continually carrying out an image receiving layer forming plasma treatment, it is possible to more efficiently produce an ink jet recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kondo
  • Patent number: 6524784
    Abstract: A photothermographic material is disclosed, comprising on a suppot an organic silver salt, silver halide grains, a reducing agent, a contrast-increasing agent and a binder, wherein the photothermographic material has a residual organic solvent content of 30 to 500 mg/m2 and exhibits a sensitivity maximum at a wavelength of 350 to 450 nm. an image forming method is also disclosed, comprising exposing the photothermographic material to light using a light source having emission within the wavelength region of 350 to 450 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 6524776
    Abstract: A photothermographic material comprising a support having thereon a photosensitive layer comprising non-photosensitive organic silver salt grains, photosensitive silver halide grains, a binder, a cross-linking agent, and a reducing agent, wherein a silver coverage in the photosensitive layer is from 0.3 to 2.0 g/m2; the number of developed silver halide grains N1 in the maximum density area is from 5×1013 to 1×1015/m2 when the photothermographic material is subjected to exposure in an exposure amount of 280 &mgr;J/cm2 and subsequently is subjected to heat development at 123° C. for 16.5 seconds; and, in the maximum density area, the number of developed silver halide grains N1 and the number of undeveloped silver halide grains N2 satisfy the formula; 0.70≦N1/(N1+N2)≦0.95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Goan
  • Patent number: 6524629
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of extracts of Ginkgo biloba, and in particular extracts of Ginkgo biloba comprising 20 to 30% of flavoneglycosides, 2.5 to 4.5% of ginkgolides A, B, C and J, 2 to 4% of bilobalide, less than 10% of proanthocyanidines and less than 10 ppm of compounds of alkylphenol type, for preparing a medicament intended to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Societe de Conseils de Recherches et d'Applications Scientifiques (S.C.R.A.S.)
    Inventor: Yves Christen
  • Patent number: 6524781
    Abstract: A photothermographic material is disclosed, comprising a support provide thereon an image forming layer containing a light sensitive silver halide, an organic silver salt and a reducing agent and at least a component a layer, wherein the component layer contains a compound capable of trapping a material causing odor and is provided farther from the support than image forming layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Yasunori Wada
  • Patent number: 6524782
    Abstract: Preparation method of a silver halide emulsion is disclosed, in which the silver halide emulsion contains tabular grains having a mean equivalent circle diameter of 0.1 to 10.0 &mgr;m, a mean grain thickness of 0.01 to 0.3 &mgr;m and an aspect ratio of 1.5 to 300, the emulsion is prepared by a process comprising: (a) forming the tabular silver halide grains in the presence of fine silver halide grains containing at least a metal selected from the group of indium, gallium and metals in Groups 8, 9 and 10 of the periodical table and (b) subjecting the tabular silver halide grain emulsion to ultrafiltration to remove a salt-containing solution from a reaction mixture solution in the growth process of the tabular grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6524080
    Abstract: A suction muffler for a hermetic sealed reciprocating compressor which comprises (i) a muffling chamber having a body of a synthetic polymeric material and (ii) a synthetic polymeric perforated tube passing through the muffling chamber carrying refrigerant fluid from the suction tube of the compressor to the suction port on the valve plate of a cylinder in which a piston reciprocates. The muffling tube may be made divergent along at least 10% of its length. The muffler is mounted directly in the cylinder head by means of a tongue and slot formation avoiding the need for a suction plenum between the suction muffler and the valve plate inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: R. K. Dewan & Co.
    Inventors: Chouthai Atul Chintamani, Pasha Mohammed Afzal
  • Patent number: 6516763
    Abstract: A method of actuating a device for varying the valve timing of an internal combustion engine without jamming of the locking element during starting of the internal combustion engine, the solenoid of the hydraulic valve is at first energized through a number of high frequency cycles of high and low energization that are broken off after a defined period of time or after a defined number of cycles, followed by a renewed energization of the solenoid with a high energization with a simultaneous check by the microprocessor to determine whether the element fixed to the camshaft has been angularly displaced relative to the element fixed to the crankshaft out of its basic position whereby if the microprocessor determines that the element fixed to the crankshaft is still in the basic position, the first two phases of energization are repeated and the microprocessor has determined an angular displacement of the element fixed to the camshaft, the solenoid is energized with a current defined by the microprocessor which i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: INA Walzlager Schaeffler oHG
    Inventor: Andreas Strauss
  • Patent number: 6514651
    Abstract: A composite metal phthalocyanine crystal particle is disclosed. In the composite metal phthalocyanine crystal particle, metal phthalocyanine compound A in an amount of at least 0.001 to less than 0.1 weight part is uniformly dispersed at the molecular level in 100 weight parts of metal phthalocyanine compound B which has a different chemical structure from said metal phthalocyanine compound A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Hirofumi Hayata
  • Patent number: 6513472
    Abstract: In a valve train (1) of an internal combustion engine (10), a tappet push rod (2) comprises on its first end (3), a tappet (5) and an uncoupling device (8) made as a single component, and on its second end (4), a hydraulic lash adjuster (15) that acts on a rocker arm. Due to this spatial separation of the lash adjuster (15) from the single component (5, 8), a component (5, 8) is obtained that has a reduced mass and a smaller diameter as well as a relatively simple structure. In addition, the lash adjuster (15) can now be supplied with hydraulic medium directly out of the rocker arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Walter Speil, Oliver Schnell
  • Patent number: 6513473
    Abstract: A device (1) for varying the valve timing of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engines, and the invention more particularly concerns a hydraulic camshaft adjusting device of a rotary piston type comprising a drive pinion (5) connected in driving relationship to a crankshaft, and a winged wheel (6) connected rotationally fast to a camshaft (4), the drive pinion (5) comprises a hollow space (10) defined by a circumferential wall (7) and two side walls (8, 9), a plurality of hydraulic working chambers being formed in the hollow space (10) by a plurality of limiting walls and the winged wheel (6) comprises a plurality of radial wings (14) that extend individually into the hydraulic working chambers (12) and divide these into first and second hydraulic pressure chambers (15, 16) which, when pressurized by a hydraulic pressure medium, effect a pivoting or a fixing of the winged wheel (6) relative to the drive pinion (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Ina Walzlager Schaeffler oHG
    Inventor: Klaus Daut
  • Patent number: 6515166
    Abstract: A vinyl ester produced by reacting at least one epoxide compound with at least on carboxylic anhydride, containing ethylenically unsaturated groups, the epoxide groups being substantially substituted by two vinyl ester groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Bakelite AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Grundke, Klaus-Peter Liebetanz, Volker Kalla
  • Patent number: 6514967
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of the following general formula (I): in which: R1 and R2 represent a hydrogen atom, or form a ring, especially a benzene ring, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, especially a methyl group, X and Y, independently of one another, represent a carbon atom, or a heteroatom such as a sulphur atom S, or a group with the formula (a) in which R4 and R5 represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, or R4 and R5 form a heterocycle, and their use for the preparation of a drug intended for the treatment of pathologies associated with abnormally high concentrations of extracellular glutamate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Kamenka, Isoline Caubere, Gerard Barbanel
  • Patent number: 6512111
    Abstract: A method for preparing compounds of formula (I) wherein R is selected from the group consisting of H. alkyl, aryl, and aralkyl of up to 18 carbon atoms and the amine function may be free or protected from a compound of formula (IA) wherein cyclization is carried out in a basic medium and in the presence of a phosphonic acid derivative and the use of said method as an intermediate step for preparing a compound inhibiting the interleukin-1 beta conversion enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Aventis Pharma S.A.
    Inventors: Crocq Veronique, Patrick Roussel
  • Patent number: 6511738
    Abstract: A support for rolled light-sensitive photographic materials is disclosed. The support is composed of at least three polyester films laminated, in which outer layers are comprised of copolyester; at least one interlayer is comprised of the mixture of said copolyester and homopolyester; the total film thickness is between 105 and 130 &mgr;pm; the total thickness of interlayers is between 45 and 85 &mgr;m; and the ratio of said copolyester in the mixture layer of said copolyester and said homopolyester is between 10 and 40 percent by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Koyama, Toshiaki Shibue
  • Patent number: 6512187
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly containing two pluralities of busbars or wires arranged in a lattice configuration, there being electrical continuity at each of the intersecting points. Slits are provided on each of the busbars which engage each other to complete the lattice. In the case of wires, they are bonded to each other. The conductive member thus formed may be sandwiched between two insulative films and is placed on an insulative plate which, in turn, is enclosed by an electrical connection box. The configuration provides substantial advantages in economy of production, simplified equipment required, and ease of altering the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sumida, Masanobu Sato, Kazuhiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 6511393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamping device (6) for a traction means (2) of a drive system (1) which produces different pretensioning forces in a first strand (2a) and in a second strand (2b) by means of a turning lever (8, 11), the length ratio between the corresponding inner lever arm (8a, 11a) and the corresponding outer lever arm (8b, 11b) being different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Ina Walzlager Schaeffler oHG
    Inventors: Arno Bogl, Rudolf Polster