Patents Represented by Attorney Browdy and Neimark, P.L.L.C.
  • Patent number: 8347669
    Abstract: A securing mechanism cooperating with a device that is to be secured, having a closing part, which can be slipped onto a free end region of the device. Locking elements are rotatably mounted in the closing part and engage into an annular groove of the device by an engaging element to lock it, except in one defined position of rotation. An adjusting member engages in an end region of the locking elements accessible from outside. A spring presses the locking element against a contact area of the closing part in the direction of the axis of rotation thereof forming a brake. A catching structure provided with a plurality of catching points is disposed on an annular surface of the locking elements. A catching element engages into the catching points when the respective locking element is rotated, at least when the closing part is tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Invictus AG Innovation & Engineering
    Inventor: Reinhold Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8347553
    Abstract: An arrangement comprises a housing, in particular of a cooling and/or freezing device, a door which is articulated to the housing so as to be pivotable about a pivot axis of a hinge, and at least one drive device for pivoting the door relative to the housing, with the drive device comprising a drive unit by means of which a moment is exertable on the door relative to the hinge axis via at least one force transmission means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: SUSPA GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Hecht, Dietmar Blersch, Armin Pfister, Florian Stephan, Jens Scharg, Markus Kegel, Herbert Müller
  • Patent number: 8343514
    Abstract: The invention is related to a sol-gel nanostructured titania reservoir and its synthesis which is biocompatible with brain tissue. The pore size distribution, crystallite size and the extent of the crystalline phase distribution of anatase, brookite and rutile can be fully controlled. This device may be used to contain neurological drugs. It may be inserted directly into brain tissue for the purpose of the controlled time release of drugs over a period of from 6 months to three years.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Universidad Autonome Metropolitana
    Inventor: Tessy Maria Lopez-Goerne
  • Patent number: 8344105
    Abstract: A polypeptide having a high fidelity DNA polymerase activity and thus being useful as a genetic engineering reagent; a gene encoding this polypeptide; a method of producing the polypeptide; and a method of amplifying a nucleic acid by using the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Takara Bio Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimi Sato, Kazue Nishiwaki, Nana Shimada, Shigekazu Hokazono, Takashi Uemori, Hiroyuki Mukai, Ikunoshin Kato
  • Patent number: 8340828
    Abstract: A monitoring system is provided for monitoring the growing conditions of plants in the vicinity of the roots. In addition, it is provided a system that applies real-time analysis of the growing process parameters and takes into consideration components such as plant, soil, climate, fertilizer and water. A management system based on the real-time analysis is designed that computes the amount of water and fertilizer needed every day to the plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Nissim Danieli
  • Patent number: 8336832
    Abstract: A metal casing strip for a fire collar to be arranged around a duct has a line of successive tongues and cutouts in the longitudinal direction of the strip. The tongues and cutouts are arranged in the strip in an alternating fashion. The tongues are bendable out of the surface of the casing strip such that in use, when the casing strip is arranged around a pipe such that two end regions overlap, an outwardly bended tongue from the one end region is inserted in a cutout of the overlapping other end region and folded over the edge of the cutout to retain the casing strip in the closed collar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: J. Van Walraven Holding B.V., Rolf Kuhn GmbH
    Inventors: Jan van Walraven, Jurgen Wied
  • Patent number: 8339636
    Abstract: The respective jobs of copying, printing, scanning, and faxing processed by an integrated application are unitarily divided into four job steps. A package of function modules selectively used in the respective jobs is classified into four groups of input, create, edit, and output function modules according to the division. A data format is unified into bitmap by a create function module, and the bitmap data is processed by an edit function module for pagination or aggregation, etc. In response to receiving setting information and a job code, a job controlling module creates job step control blocks and writes the information therein to create a job. Each of job step controlling (JSC) modules to starts a function module for each page, and after the completion thereof, creates a thread control block for the next downstream side JSC module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Muneki Yamada, Takashi Toyoda, Hideki Tennichi, Akihiro Kanekawa
  • Patent number: 8338567
    Abstract: A method of treating a disease associated with NF-?B activity. The method is effected by providing to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an agent capable of modulating NIK-HC8 binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Wallach, Parameswaran Makrishnan, Taisa Shmushkovich
  • Patent number: 8336560
    Abstract: A cosmetic brush having a bristle section having a main body and bristles that project out from the main body and with which a cosmetic product can be applied. A portion of the bristles forms first bristles that are integrally connected to the main body, wherein the first bristles consist of the same first plastic material as the main body. Another portion of the bristles forms second bristles, softer than the first bristles that are connected to the main body differently than the first bristles. The second bristles are integrally connected to each other by means of a connecting member disposed on the side of the main body wall facing away from the second bristles, and extend through through holes provided in a main body wall, wherein the main body and the connecting member are immediately adjacent to each other and adhesively connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Dumler, Friedrich Weigel
  • Patent number: 8336177
    Abstract: A tool for the connection of tubes (T) by means of connection sleeves (C), comprising two jaws (2, 3) which are mutually movable between an open rest position, and a closed work position wherein they define an annular reception seat (7) of the connection sleeve (C), and wherein they turn a circumferential series of radial punches (6) towards the sleeve (C); said jaws (2, 3) each comprising at least one punch (6) sliding towards the center of said reception seat (7), and being mutually connected by means of a kinematic system which permits them, when they are found in said open rest position, to confer a generally open-ring shape to said reception seat (7), through whose lateral opening (8) the connection sleeve (C) can be inserted and extracted by lateral movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Autocondizionatori Zani S.R.L.
    Inventors: Ivaldo Vernasca, Carlo Vernasca, Francesco Vernasca
  • Patent number: 8337174
    Abstract: The pump unit according to the invention is formed by assembling a pump module (9) comprising a body having a cavity (10) forming a working chamber, a translationally mobile piston (15) engaging leaktightly in the cavity (10) via a seal (14), at least one channel (12, 13) formed in the body to connect the working chamber to a use circuit, a linear actuating module comprising an actuating member (3) that is translationally mobile coaxially with the piston (15), and a connecting and guiding module (18) for establishing a mechanical connection between the pump module (9) and the linear actuating module (2) and for precise guidance of the piston (15) coaxially with the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Pulssar Technologies
    Inventor: Khaled Abou Saleh
  • Patent number: 8338488
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one oxime derivative of 3,5-seco-4-norcholestane as antioxidants in the cosmetics and food fields, and as antioxidant preservatives that can be used, in particular, in cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Trophos
    Inventors: Rebecca Pruss, Cyrille Drouot
  • Patent number: 8330026
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of NF-?B inducing kinase (NIK) and related molecules for the modulation of signal activities controlled by cytokines, and some new such molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd., Weizmann Institute of Science
    Inventors: David Wallach, Parameswaran Ramakrishnan, Taisia Shmushkovich
  • Patent number: 8332159
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the efficacy of a monoclonal antibody preparation wherein antigens from patients are tested for their reactivity with the antibody. An amino acid sequence of an expressed protein is deuced from a nucleotide sequence determined by isolation and analysis of a target molecule gene in a biopsy from a patient. This is compared with the previously determined amino acid sequence recognized by the monoclonal antibody preparation in order to assess the fitness of patients for administration of the monoclonal antibody preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Juridical Foundation The Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute
    Inventors: Toshio Murakami, Hirofumi Higuchi, Keiichi Makizumi, Toshihiro Maeda, Hiroshi Mizokami
  • Patent number: 8329641
    Abstract: An effective agent for treating ischemic disease, the agent containing human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (human G-CSF) as an active ingredient is disclosed. By administering this therapeutic agent, an effective therapy particularly for obstructive arteriosclerosis is provided which can eliminate drawbacks with conventional therapies, such as kinesitherapy, pharmacotherapy, and revascularization, and recently proposed therapies, such as gene therapy and intramuscular transplantation of bone marrow cells. Furthermore, the therapeutic agent can be used as an agent for treating ischemic disease, such as ischemic cerebrovascular disorder or ischemic heart disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyai, Masahiko Tamura
  • Patent number: 8316752
    Abstract: An assembly for attenuating shock waves is made of two flexible sheets arranged one over the other and joined by a plurality of seams, the flexible sheets being confined to form cells or recessed when joined together. The seams are arranged so as to surround the cells or recesses in the sheets, and the cells or recesses are filled with a shock attenuating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Blastgard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Waddell, Jr., James F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8302601
    Abstract: An inhaler for preparations in powder form, includes a first body (2), which is provided with an inhaling channel (3), and a second body (4), which is provided with at least one reservoir (6), which is open toward the outside and is preset to contain at least one dose of preparation in powder form. The first body (2) is associated with the second body (4) and can move with respect to the second body (4) between a first position, at which it closes the reservoir (6), and a second position, at which at least one connection is open between the reservoir (6) and the inhaling channel (3), making the dose of preparation in powder form available for inhaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Roberto Oliva
  • Patent number: 8299252
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a compound represented by the formula (1): [wherein Ar is an arylene group to be attached selected from the following formula (2): (wherein * represents a binding site to a nitrogen atom and ** represents a binding site to T); T represents —(O)n—R; R represents a C1-C6 alkyl group or the like; n represents 0 or 1; X represents O or the like; R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from a hydrogen atom or C1-C3 alkyl; or R2 and R3 may join together with an urea structure containing the nitrogen atoms to which they bind to form a 5- or 6-membered heterocycle; Y represents CH or N], or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof or a prodrug thereof and a pharmaceutical composition containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Sawako Ozawa, Nobuhiro Oikawa, Eisaku Mizuguchi, Hirosato Ebiike, Fumio Watanabe, Kenji Morikami, Nobuo Shimma, Nobuya Ishii, Toshiyuki Tsukaguchi
  • Patent number: 8008058
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel ketose 3-epimerase, a process for producing the same, a DNA encoding the enzyme, a recombinant DNA and transformant comprising the DNA, and a process for producing a ketose by using the enzyme. The present invention solves the above objects by providing a ketose 3-epimerase which is obtainable from a microorganism of the genus Rhizobium, a process for producing the same, a DNA encoding the enzyme, a recombinant DNA and transformant comprising the DNA, and a process for converting D- or L-ketohexose into corresponding D- or L-ketohexose by epimerizing the hydroxyl group at the C-3 position of the D- or L-ketohexose; and D- or L-ketopentose into corresponding D- or L-ketopentose by epimerizing the hydroxyl group at the C-3 position of the D- or L-ketopentose; by using the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Hayashibara Seibutsu Kagaku Kenkyujo
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Maruta, Kozo Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Nishimoto, Hiroto Chaen, Tetsuya Nakada
  • Patent number: 7998697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting the presence or non-presence of an endotoxin, characterized in that an OmpT protein is brought into contact with a sample suspected of containing an endotoxin and the protease activity of the OmpT protein is assayed. It also relates to a method for detecting early onset of septicaemia using the inventive method and a kit for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Bioproduce Sthlm AB
    Inventors: Gen Larsson, Per-Åke Nygren