Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Cislo & Thomas
  • Patent number: 8338130
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods for fixing biological samples, particularly fecal samples used in the diagnosis of parasitic infection. The fixative composition of the present invention includes a zinc salt, an organic acid and water and permits staining of biological samples without use of toxic compounds, such as formaldehyde and mercury-containing compounds and without the use of additives such as polyvinyl alcohol. The fixative composition and methods are compatible with many diagnostic assays, including trichrome stains, iron hematoxlin, ELISA, fluorescent assays, and lateral flow assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew J. Rocha
  • Patent number: 8337073
    Abstract: A particular continuous downward spiraling cereal bowl is disclosed which allows for exceptional control over a mixing process by keeping dry substances separated from liquids until mixed in user defined portions and timeframes. The disclosure comprises a slightly asymmetrically round bowl consisting of two contiguous areas with an inner surface that continually slopes downward between the two areas and an S-shaped guide rail between these two areas. The shape of the guide rail is curved in order to hold cereal in the upper part of the spiral at a level above the fill line of liquid held in the lower portion of the spiral. In the preferred embodiment, the bowl further comprises a thumb groove underneath the inner surface of the dry area which may serve as an embedded handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Michael L. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8333279
    Abstract: A packaging system comprising a panel and a storage device, wherein the panel comprises an insulator and a primary pouch enclosing the insulator. The primary pouch may have a ventilation hole. The storage device is configured to contain the panel in a compressed state. The storage device may be a secondary impermeable pouch, a set of rigid or semi-rigid platforms, or a set of restraint devices. The packaging system may be compressed using a press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Simple Container Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Veiseh
  • Patent number: 8312976
    Abstract: A high efficiency bicycle hub for near frictionless free wheeling comprising a hub having a toothed engagement ring, a driver having a retractable engagement member that can engage and disengage from the hub, and a retraction device to facilitate a disengaged configuration. The retraction device comprises a retaining ring having retraction members and the retractable engagement member comprises reciprocal retraction members to “catch” the retraction member to maintain a disengaged configuration. In use, forward rotation of the driver engages the retractable engagement member with the toothed engagement ring of the hub to drive the hub. Reverse rotation of the driver rotates the reciprocal retraction members underneath or behind the retraction member thereby disengaging the driver from the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Bear Corporation
    Inventor: George French
  • Patent number: 8309072
    Abstract: Isolated anti-cancer peptides are disclosed which are characterized by the amino acid sequences TLTSGGGAIALPPSMAAPPLGPVAPLTGAIHAPTXG (SEQ ID NO: 1); TLSTATGGAIPPVAAMPPGLVAPTHGPAIHP (SEQ ID NO: 2); CCATSGPCGAVMILTPHLTA (SEQ ID NO: 5); MTLTTGSGAIAPAMPPGLPPHTGAIHAPM (SEQ ID NO: 4); and NXVPVSVEGYXQITLDSITX (SEQ ID NO: 3) and a significant in vitro binding affinity for gp96. The peptides exhibit anti-tumor, anti-cancer activity in vivo. Also disclosed is an isolated antiviral peptide characterized by the amino acid sequence GDEPLENYLDTEYF (SEQ ID NO: 6) and a significant in vitro binding affinity for HIV-1 gp 120 and gp 41, and human CD4 cells. The peptide exhibits anti-retroviral activity in vivo, particularly anti-HIV-1 activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Zhabilov Trust
    Inventor: Harry H. Zhabilov
  • Patent number: 8297983
    Abstract: An ultrasound training system having a data capture module, a digital asset management module, a validation module, didactic content, a media asset production module, an integration layer, an internet-based portal, a software client, and a peripheral probe. The combination of the disclosed elements creates a system that enables the creation and delivery of high-quality ultrasound education and training in a low-cost, widely deployable, and scalable manner, with a facilitated method for processing orders and financial transactions between customers and content providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Eric Savitsky, Dan Katz, Gabriele Nataneli, Kresimir Petrinec
  • Patent number: 8287922
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for lobelia delivery is provided comprising: providing a lobelia solution suitable for vaporization in a compact handheld device; providing the compact handheld device; vaporizing the lobelia solution at a low temperature upon activation by a user such that an effective serving of lobelia is provided to the user. In various aspects of this embodiment the lobelia solution comprises propylene glycol, water, alcohol and glycerin, the step of vaporizing the lobelia solution comprises using a vaporizer to vaporize the lobelia solution, and the effective serving of lobelia is provided to the user in less than 20 activations, less than 15 activations, less than 10 activations, less than 5 activations, or between about 8-10 activations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Chong Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander ChinHak Chong, William P. Bartkowski, Marshall A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8267291
    Abstract: An apparatus for obstructing gaps present between front seats and dividing consoles of automobiles comprising an elongated member, having a pliable, malleable character, that can accommodate a wide range of automobile makes and models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey Simon, Mark Newburger
  • Patent number: 8252298
    Abstract: A foundation having a shade which covers a wide spectrum of different skin tones and undertones, comprises red and gold interference pigments, which provide a formula that is adaptable to both red and yellow skin undertones. The composition virtually eliminates the risk of application of the wrong foundation color, and provides enhanced color and textural effects, and superior optical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Guthy-Ranker LLC et al.
    Inventors: Kimber Maderazzo, Nathalie Schlemer, Gabriel E. Uzunian, Betty Aucar
  • Patent number: 8247775
    Abstract: A system and method for standoff detection of explosives, CWAs and TICs using optical techniques. Preliminary analysis indicates detection of TNT at a distance of 0.5 km with a signal-to-noise ratio exceeding 10,000. The optical/thermal techniques apparently permit unambiguous detection of the target molecules even the presence of commonly encountered interferents. The technique, named Remote Optothermal Sensor (ROSE), has the potential for standoff detection at distances greater than one (1) kilometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: C Kumar N Patel, Anadi Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 8240532
    Abstract: A concealed magazine slot arrangement includes a magazine holder, a gear carrier, and a fastening device for fastening the magazine holder on the user's body. The magazine holder includes an inner panel, an outer panel, having a front operation side, overlapped thereon, and a plurality of slot dividers affixed between the inner and outer panels to form a plurality of magazine slots concealed within the inner panel, the outer panel, and the slot dividers for receiving the magazine. A gear carrier is provided on the front operation side of the magazine holder for carrying a gear thereon. Quick accessing fasteners facilitate securing magazines in magazine slots. Means for adjusting the depth of the magazine slots are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: S.O. Tech Special Operations Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 8225625
    Abstract: Charm (1) for a chain (3) and/or ribbon and/or belt in the form of a necklace, a bracelet or the like, characterized in that this charm (1) is provided with a time-rendering device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Timebeads, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Heiden, Gielen Kris
  • Patent number: 8225965
    Abstract: A foamer pump for dispensing foam has a simple construction and utilizes a single piston to reduce the volume of both a fluid chamber and an air chamber. A portion of the actuating mechanism helps to unseat a check valve at the outlet of the fluid chamber. The foamer pump has a fluid chamber, and an outlet of the fluid chamber is connected to a mixing chamber. An air chamber has an air channel that connects the air chamber to ambient air in a first position and to the mixing chamber in a second position. A piston causes the volume of air chamber and the liquid chamber each to be reduced, forcing air from the air chamber and foamable fluid from the liquid chamber into the mixing chamber where they blend to form an air/liquid mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Arminak & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Armin Arminak
  • Patent number: 8226588
    Abstract: A stabilizing belt for use by a pair of riders riding a vehicle in tandem to provide a means for the back rider to stabilize himself or herself during the ride, the stabilizing belt comprising a pad, a belt to wrap around the pad and secure the pad to a wearer, and a pair of handles attached to the pad. The pad may be uniquely contoured to provide support and comfort for the wearer. A strap may be provided for added security and comfort. The belt may further comprise handle supports for reinforcement, a cover for durability, and a pocket for versatility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Grip-n-Ride, LLC
    Inventor: Mario Horvath
  • Patent number: 8220087
    Abstract: An exercise comprising a mat and a plurality of supports strategically positioned for specific body parts. The supports may be integrally formed into the mat or removable. The exercise mat may further comprise a cover. The cover may have pockets or holes to receive the supports. In some embodiments, the cover and/or the top surface of the mat may comprise protuberances to reduce slippage. The bottom of the mat or the cover may be made from non-slip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Giovanni Villa, Bemnet Kibreab
  • Patent number: D663255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Worldwide Aeros Corporation
    Inventor: Igor Pasternak
  • Patent number: D663977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Amini Innovation Corporation
    Inventor: Jack Schmitt
  • Patent number: D666086
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Siya, Inc.
    Inventor: Sudhir Mundhra
  • Patent number: D668887
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Amini Innovation Corporation
    Inventor: Jack Schmitt
  • Patent number: D673668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: No-Fade Coatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Lingenfelter