Patents Represented by Attorney Cozen O'Connor, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7698752
    Abstract: An improved goggle strap is provided. The strap allows for comfortable use through the employment materials such as high density polyester materials that can encase elastic materials. These straps may also contain traceability elements that allow for the easy association of the strap and goggles with user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Aramark Cleanroom Services, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Pennell, Charles Edward Runco
  • Patent number: 7330525
    Abstract: A transfer cask for maximizing the radiation shielding for spent nuclear fuel during cask transfer procedures has a cylindrical inner shell forming a cavity within which a spent nuclear fuel canister can be placed; a cylindrical outer shell concentric with and surrounding the inner shell to form an annulus with the inner shell, the annulus adapted for receiving gamma absorbing material; a jacket shell concentric with and surrounding the second shell to form a jacket for holding a neutron absorbing liquid; the jacket shell having filling and drainage systems; and a removable bottom lid so that a canister can be lowered from the cavity into a transport cask or permanent storage cask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Stephen J. Agace
  • Patent number: 7262050
    Abstract: CDR-grafted antibody heavy and light chains comprise acceptor framework and donor antigen binding regions, the heavy chains comprising donor residues at at least one of positions (6, 23) and/or (24, 48) and/or (49, 71) and/or (73, 75) and/or (76) and/or (78) and (88) and/or (91). The CDR-grafted light chains comprise donor residues at at least one of positions (1) and/or (3) and (46) and/or (47) or at at least one of positions (46, 48, 58) and (71). The CDR-grafted antibodies are preferably humanised antibodies, having non human, e.g. rodent, donor and human acceptor frameworks, and may be used for in vivo therapy and diagnosis. A generally applicable protocol is disclosed for obtaining CDR-grafted antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Celltech R&D Limited
    Inventors: John Robert Adair, Diljeet Singh Athwal, John Spencer Emtage
  • Patent number: 7259278
    Abstract: It is presently accepted that the mechanism of action for all anti-tumor tubulin ligands involves the perturbation of microtubule dynamics during the G2/M phase of cell division and subsequent entry into apoptosis (1). In this invention, we report a novel tubulin ligands which have a unique mechanism of action. These compounds, halogenated derivatives of acetamido benzoyl ethyl ester (HAABE), arrest cancer cells in S-phase and cause cell death by a combination of apoptosis (DNA ladder) and necrosis (DNA degradation) type mechanisms. Normal cells are not affected at the same concentrations of compound. The ligands bind covalently to tubulin in vitro and in vivo and shows potent cancericidal activity in tissue culture assays and in animal tumor models. These compounds target early S-phase at the G1/S transition rather than the G2/M phase and mitotic arrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Cytoskeleton Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Stuart Davis, Kim Maria Middleton, Jain Dong Jiang, J. George Bekesi
  • Patent number: 7244587
    Abstract: Expression vectors encoding bacteriophage signal peptides are described. The vectors may be used for the heterologous expression and secretion of polypeptides such as antibodies in bacterial host cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Celltech R&D Limited
    Inventor: David Paul Humphreys
  • Patent number: 7244615
    Abstract: CDR-grafted antibody heavy and light chains comprise acceptor framework and donor antigen binding regions, the heavy chains comprising donor residues at at least one of positions (6, 23) and/or (24, 48) and/or (49, 71) and/or (73, 75) and/or (76) and/or (78) and (88) and/or (91). The CDR-grafted light chains comprise donor residues at at least one of positions (1) and/or (3) and (46) and/or (47) or at at least one of positons (46, 48, 58) and (71). The CDR-grafted antibodies are preferably humanized antibodies, having non human, e.g. rodent, donor and human acceptor frameworks, and may be used for in vivo therapy and diagnosis. A generally applicable protocol is disclosed for obtaining CDR-grafted antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Celltech R&D Limited
    Inventors: John Robert Adair, Diljeet Singh Athwal, John Spencer Emtage
  • Patent number: 7244832
    Abstract: CDR-grafted antibody heavy and light chains comprise acceptor framework and donor antigen binding regions, the heavy chains comprising donor residues at at least one of positions (6, 23) and/or (24, 48) and/or (49, 71) and/or (73, 75) and/or (76) and/or (78) and (88) and/or (91). The CDR-grafted light chains comprise donor residues at at least one of positions (1) and/or (3) and (46) and/or (47) or at at least one of positons (46, 48, 58) and (71). The CDR-grafted antibodies are preferably humanized antibodies, having non human e.g. rodent, donor and human acceptor frameworks, and may be used for in vivo therapy and diagnosis. A generally applicable protocol is disclosed for obtaining CDR-grafted antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Celltech R&D Limited
    Inventors: John Robert Adair, Diljeet Singh Athwal, John Spencer Emtage
  • Patent number: 7241877
    Abstract: CDR-grafted antibody heavy and light chains comprise acceptor framework and donor antigen binding regions, the heavy chains comprising donor residues at at least one of positions (6, 23) and/or (24, 48) and/or (49, 71) and/or (73, 75) and/or (76) and/or (78) and (88) and/or (91). The CDR-grafted light chains comprise donor residues at at least one of positions (1) and/or (3) and (46) and/or (47) or at at least one of positions (46, 48, 58) and (71). The CDR-grafted antibodies are preferably humanized antibodies, having non human, e.g. rodent, donor and human acceptor frameworks, and may be used for in vivo therapy and diagnosis. A generally applicable protocol is disclosed for obtaining CDR-grafted antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Celltech R&D Limited
    Inventors: John Robert Adair, Diljeet Singh Athwal, John Spencer Emtage
  • Patent number: 7227001
    Abstract: A new isoform of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) and polynucleotides encoding it have been identified. This isoform, MnSOD E3(?), is a splice variant lacking exon 3 of the full length MnSOD. The polypeptide can be expressed using appropriate host cells. Modulation of either the expression of the polynucleotides of the activity of the polypeptide is also described. Furthermore, diagnostic and therapeutic methods have been developed as a consequence of the isolation of the polynucleotides and polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Q. Anziano
  • Patent number: 7192688
    Abstract: A composition comprising a polymer according to Structure 1 wherein R is H, Me, Et or C6H5; R? is H or Me; R? is H or Me; n=1 to 100; and Z=1 to 3, is disclosed. The composition can be cured and used in a wide range of articles such as a photopolymer printing plate, sealant, caulk, encapsulent, road marking paint, photoresist, binder, impact modifier, polymer modifier, oxygen or water vapor barrier coating, conformal coating, solder mask, pigment dispersion, stereolithograph, laminating resin, grafted co-polymer, composite, optical fiber coating, paper coating, metal coating, glass coating, plastic coating, wood coating, waterproofing material, electrical insulating material, automotive belt or hose, tire, engine mount, gasket, golf ball core, and rubber roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Sartomer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Klang, Yuhong He, Gary W. Ceska, James P. Horgan
  • Patent number: 7189714
    Abstract: Compounds useful for the treatment of pain in accord with the following structural diagram, wherein R1, R2 and R3 are any of a number of groups as defined in the specification and pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment utilising such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Astrazeneca AB
    Inventors: Marc Chapdelaine, Lucius Kemp, John McCauley
  • Patent number: 7186733
    Abstract: Compounds of general formula I R1 is selected from any one of phenyl, pyridinyl, thienyl, furanyl, imidazolyl, pyrrolyl, triazolyl, thiazolyl, and pyridine N-oxide; where each R1 phenyl ring and R1 heteroaromatic ring may optionally and independently be further substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents selected from straight and branched C1–C6alkyl, NO2, CF3, C1–C6alkoxy, chloro, fluoro, bromo, and iodo. The substitutions on the phenyl ring and on the heteroaromatic ring may take place in any position on said ring systems; are disclosed and claimed in the present application, as well as salts and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the novel compounds and their use in therapy, in particular in the management of pain, anxiety or functional gastrointestinal disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Astrazeneca AB
    Inventors: William Brown, Andrew Griffin, Christopher Walpole
  • Patent number: 7179646
    Abstract: Disclosed are DNA elements and constructs useful for obtaining tumor-selective gene expression in tumors having a mutated ?-catenin/APC pathway. In particular, the use of these constructs to express genes encoding therapeutic proteins in colorectal cancer cells is described. The constructs comprise multiple repeats of a TCF-binding element operably linked to a promoter. By means of such a construct, tumor cell-specific expression of a prodrug-converting enzyme such as nitroreductase may be achieved. Coupled with systemic administration of a suitable prodrug, such as CB1954, selective killing of such tumor cells can be demonstrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Innovata PLC
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Young, Kai S. Lipinski, Christopher J. Wrighton
  • Patent number: 7175770
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for the remediation of contaminated water, soils and/or sediments. In some embodiments, the system includes one or more conduits for injection of hydrogen peroxide and ozone based reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles B. Whisman, III
  • Patent number: 7169810
    Abstract: The present invention releates to certain novel guanidine or amidine acid derivatives and analogs, to a process for preparing such compounds, having the utility in clinical conditions associated with insulin resistance, to methods for their therapeutic use and to pharmaceutical compositions containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: AstraZeneca AB
    Inventors: Krister Bamberg, Lanna Li
  • Patent number: 7156774
    Abstract: A mass produced universal dental appliancee (1) comprises two parts, the parts intended in use to contact the posterior teeth on respective opposite sides of either the upper or lower jaw, each part comprising a composite structure comprising: i) a first layer (2) formed a durable, resilient, elastomeric material having a softening point in the range from 35 to 100° C. and which in use contacts and grips the occlusal biting surfaces of the posterior teeth; and ii) a second layer (3) formed from a durable, non-deformable material having a softening point over 100° C. and which in use provides a bite plate; wherein the second layer of each part is provided with a protrusion (5), formed of durable, non-deformable material having a softening point over 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Naresh Kumar Mohindra
  • Patent number: 7153865
    Abstract: Compounds useful for the treatment of pain in accord with the following structural diagram, wherein A, R1, b, R3, d, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are any of a number of groups as defined in the specification, and pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment utilizing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Astrazeneca AB
    Inventor: Derin D'Amico
  • Patent number: 7151172
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nucleic acid molecules encoding attenuated, non-functional virion infectivity factor (vif) proteins. The nucleic acid molecules of the invention are inserted into recombinant expression vectors and administered to mammals in order to induce a cellular and humoral immune response to the encoded protein product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Velpandi Ayyavoo, Thanadavarayan Nagashunmugam, David B. Weiner
  • Patent number: 7144994
    Abstract: A new isoform of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) and polynucleotides encoding it have been identified. This isoform, MnSOD E3(?), is a splice variant lacking exon 3 of the full length MnSOD. The polypeptide can be expressed using appropriate host cells. Modulation of either the expression of the polynucleotides of the activity of the polypeptide is also described. Furthermore, diagnostic and therapeutic methods have been developed as a consequence of the isolation of the polynucleotides and polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: Paul Q. Anziano
  • Patent number: D547679
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Nielsen-Kellerman
    Inventors: Leslie Juhng, Mathieu Turpault