Patents Represented by Law Firm Curtis, Morris & Safford
  • Patent number: 5700556
    Abstract: In granules of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic material, a multiplicity of individual filaments of the reinforcing fiber (e.g. glass) are arranged in parallel in a matrix of the thermoplastic material (e.g. polypropylene). The fiber length corresponds to the granule length and is in the range from 3 mm to 8 mm. The melt viscosity of the thermoplastic material is above 100 Pa.s, the diameter of the granules (measured perpendicular to the fiber direction) is 1.7 to 5 mm and the ratio diameter:length of the granules is 0.4 to 1.66.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Detlef Skaletz, Horst Heckel, Bruno Wagner, Joachim Heydweiller
  • Patent number: 5700427
    Abstract: An apparatus is taught for carrying out electrochemiluminescent measurements which includes a working electrode and a temperature sensor. The electrochemiluminescent measurements made by the apparatus are adjusted based upon the measured temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: IGEN International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Ghaed, Jonathan K. Leland, Glenn D. Zoski, Jack E. Goodman, John T. Grosser
  • Patent number: 5698539
    Abstract: The invention relates to crop protection agents which comprise an active substance combination of herbicide and safener. The herbicides are selected from the group comprising the ALS inhibitors (ALS=acetolactate synthase) such as sulfonylureas, imidazolines, triazolopyrimidinesulfonamides, pyrimidyloxypyridinecarboxylic acid derivatives and pyrimidyloxybenzoic acid derivatives. The safeners are compounds of the formula I ##STR1## which are as defined in claim 1, where Z and Y are N or CH, it being possible for H to be replaced by X,X is H, Hal, haloalkyl or -alkoxy, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, NO.sub.2, NH.sub.2, CN, alkylsulfonyl,A is alkylene or alkenylene,B is carboxyl or a derivative of the carboxyl group.The mixtures are mainly suitable for controlling harmful plants in the crops maize and cereals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Ziemer, Lothar Willms, Klaus Bauer, Hermann Bieringer
  • Patent number: 5698174
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the chromatographic separation of fullerenes using a nonpolar aromatic solvent as eluant. Coke, anthracite and/or graphite are used as support material. The nonpolar solvent is the main constituent of the eluant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Muller, Richard Broll, Eckhard Weber, Johann Daimer, Roland Muller
  • Patent number: 5695163
    Abstract: A wall-mounted shelving system is provided including a wall-mounted track and a cantilevered bracket both based on aluminum extrusions having structural cross-sections and a metal locking pin. The track has a flange member which is periodically machined to accept mounting screws and a web member with through-holes providing for vertical adjustability of the bracket. The bracket is sliced from a special extrusion and machined in the back to slide on to the track. The hook shaped integral part of the bracket allows for the pin to slide through the bracket and position it vertically. The shelving plane slides into the opening between the two cantilevering structural extension members of the bracket and is supported at least at two points without utilizing any positive connection between shelving material and the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Memduh Ali Tayar
  • Patent number: 5696051
    Abstract: The invention relates to herbicidal compositions containing at least one compound from the group comprising imazaquin (A1), imazethapyr (A2) and imazethamethapyr (A3, AC 263222) in combination with at least one herbicide selected from the series comprising dicamba (B1), 2,4-D (B2), bromoxynil (B3), pyridate, the cyclohexanedione group and the pyridylsulfonylurea group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lothar Willms, Klaus Bauer, Hermann Bieringer, Erwin Hacker
  • Patent number: 5696053
    Abstract: Salts of the formula (I) ##STR1## in which n is 0, 1, 2 or 3,R is halogen, alkyl or alkoxy, mainly in each case independently of other substituents R in the event that n is greater than 1,R.sup.1 is a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon radical or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic radical,R.sup.2 is an acyl radical,R.sup.3 is hydrogen or C.sub.1 -C.sub.5 -alkyl,M.sym. is a metal or ammonium ion,X and Y independently of one another are halogen, C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkyl, C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkoxy or C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkylthio, each of the three last-mentioned radicals being unsubstituted or substituted by one or more radicals selected from the group consisting of halogen, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxy and C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkylthio, or are C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl, C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 -alkenyl, C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 -alkynyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -alkenyloxy, C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 -alkynyloxy, mono- or di(C.sub.1 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Schnabel, Lothar Willms, Klaus Bauer, Hermann Bieringer
  • Patent number: 5692845
    Abstract: An airline ticket printer includes a magnetic reading and writing station that has a read/write head for recording information on, or reproducing information from, a magnetic stripe carried on the ticket. The ticket is driven past the read/write head by a drive mechanism that contacts the ticket at a substantial distance from the read/write head so that the magnetic stripe is free to flex independently of the portion of the ticket that is in contact with the drive mechanism. More satisfactory contact between the read/write head and the magnetic stripe is thereby achieved. The ticket printer also has a second reading/writing station in series with the first station along a ticket feed path, so that errors in reading or writing by the first station may be detected and/or corrected at the second station. A ticket feed path is constructed using feed modules that are mounted on pins extending from a vertical mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: SCI Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Faes, Alfred L. Fulton, Martin J. Hnetynka, Laird Campbell, David Preston, Michael Missios, Scott D. Sampson
  • Patent number: 5692922
    Abstract: An electrically conducting molding comprises thermoplastic material which is reinforced with metal fibers. A metal covering is connected to the molding by three-cornered prongs and serves as an electric contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Pfeiffer, Detlef Skaletz
  • Patent number: 5694513
    Abstract: A waveguide device comprising at least a waveguiding layer, a cladding layer and, optionally, an adhesion-enhancing layer is disclosed. By using specific fluorinated polyimides as materials for each of the layers of the waveguide device, the process for producing the waveguide device is simplified, the production cost is reduced, and the flexibility is imparted to the waveguide device, which are not achieved in a quartz-type waveguide. Also, a single mode, a low loss at 1.3 micron band and a high moisture-resistance which are not achieved by conventional plastic-type waveguide are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Kaoru Okaniwa
  • Patent number: 5691054
    Abstract: It has now been found that highly advantageous three-dimensional, macroscopic assemblages of randomly oriented carbon fibrils can be prepared which have relatively uniform physical properties along one, preferably two and most desirably three-dimensional axis of the three-dimensional assemblage. Preferred compositions prepared according to the methods of the invention have uniform physical properties along at least one dimensional axis and have relatively isotropic physical properties in at least one plane of the assemblage and most desirably are isotropic throughout the entire three-dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Hyperion Catalysis Int'l., Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Tennent, Robert W. Hausslein, Nicholas Leventis, David Moy
  • Patent number: 5692096
    Abstract: A continuous boiling water unit is disclosed and comprises a water heating tank (1) containing an electric heating element (2) near the bottom of the tank (1) and a level control tank (3) mounted alongside the heating tank (1). An interconnecting steam communication port (21) is located between the level control tank (3) and the heating tank (1), together with a draw-off connection (23) and a flow connection (10). There further comprises an electronic temperature sensor in the form of a thermister (50) operable to sense the temperature of water in the heating tank (1), and upon sensing boiling of the water in the heating tank (1), operable to cause cut-off of the supply to the heating element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Zip Heaters (Australia) Pty Limited
    Inventors: Raymond Dennis Massey, David McLeod Massey, Wieslaw Henryk Sliwa, Philip Ross Pepper
  • Patent number: 5691321
    Abstract: Heterocyclylamino- and heterocyclyloxy-cycloalkyl derivatives, their preparation, and their use as pesticides and fungicides ##STR1## in which Ar is optionally substituted 4-pyridyl or 4-pyrimidinyl; X is NH, O or S; E is a bond or alkanediyl; n is 2-7; R.sup.4 is H or alkyl, Y is O or a bond; and Ac is acyl, and salts thereof. The invention furthermore relates to processes for their preparation, to compositions comprising them, and to their use as pesticides and fungicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Schering AgrEvo GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schaper, Rainer Preuss, Peter Braun, Werner Knauf, Burkhard Sachse, Anna Waltersdorfer, Manfred Kern, Peter Lummen, Werner Bonin
  • Patent number: 5690834
    Abstract: In the process for separating off by flotation (pressure release) suspended matter from liquids which are present in a gas-introduction reactor, the suspension to be withdrawn for flotation is conducted at a flow velocity .ltoreq.0.3 m/s against the natural direction of bubble rise, gas being additionally introduced into the suspension. The gas-treated suspension is withdrawn at the bottom of the gas-introduction apparatus and it is fed to flotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Bennoit, Gerhard Muller, Friedhelm Zorn
  • Patent number: 5687772
    Abstract: An end cap comprising a hollow base section 11 which can be fitted over the end of a bar. A larger cap section 12 is attachable to the base section 11 to project radially outward therefrom. The base section 11 includes a braced intermediate cap section 13 having a slot 14 into which a bar 14a (shown in phantom) can be fitted using a hand insertable snap action. The intermediate cap section 13 includes an eyelet 15 into which a tab 16 of the cap 12 is fitted as the tab 16 is manually pulled downward as shown in phantom at 17. The enlarged cap section 12 is snap fitted in place via the downwardly projecting legs 18 being forced into the slot 14 so that the shoulders 19 engage the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Inventor: Daniel Charles Underwood
  • Patent number: 5688745
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel herbicidal and plant growth-regulating compounds of the formula (I) or salts thereof, ##STR1## where Q, W, R, R, R, R, Y and Z are defined as in formula (I) as claimed in claim 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oswald Ort, Klaus Bauer, Hermann Bieringer
  • Patent number: 5688512
    Abstract: Disclosed and claimed are substantially pure OspA, vaccines including substantially pure OspA and an immunologically acceptable carrier or vehicle, methods for producing such vaccines, and methods for inducing a protective immunological response against Borrelia burgdorferi employing such vaccines. The methods for producing the vaccines can include admixing the OspA and the carrier or vehicle. The methods for producing the vaccines also can include recovering the OspA from a host organism transformed with a vector containing DNA encoding the OspA and admixing the OspA with an immunologically acceptable carrier or vehicle. Such methods can further include adding an adjuvant. The vaccine can contain OspA from two or more strains of Borrelia burgdorferi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Symbicom Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Sven Bergstrom, Alan G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 5688920
    Abstract: Disclosed and claimed are nucleotides for genes encoding the canine herpesvirus (CHV) gB, gC and gD homologues. These genes encode polypeptides of 879, 459 and 345 amino acids, respectively, which are also disclosed and claimed. The genes are useful as DNA probes or, for preparing PCR primers. The polypeptides are useful in antigenic, immunological or vaccine compositions. The nucleotides can be expressed in any suitable vector system, allowing for production of the polypeptides. Additionally, the vector system containing any or any combination of the nucleotides can be employed in an antigenic, immunological or vaccine composition, such as a poxvirus vector system, e.g., a CHV-vaccinia or avipox virus recombinant, as can the products from expression, i.e., the gB, gC and gD glycoproteins. Antibodies elicited by the glycoproteins or from expression of the vector containing the nucleotide(s) are also useful. Methods for making and using the composition are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Virogenetics Corporation
    Inventors: Enzo Paoletti, Keith J. Limbach
  • Patent number: 5689078
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating music from color input data is disclosed. Color data extracted from a selected portion of a still or moving picture image displayed on a color graphical output means is converted by a central processing unit into a signal comprising musical information which is played by a sound output means. The images are retrieved from a storage device. The image portion converted into musical information corresponds to the location of a cursor displayed over the image. The central processing unit is programmed and controlled by a keyboard and mouse to move the cursor to varying positions on the displayed image and to generate different musical information depending on the color data at each position. The apparatus and method can also be used to transform audio input from a musical device and a MIDI interface into color data for display as an image on a color graphical output means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Hologramaphone Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter T. McClard
  • Patent number: 5689434
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and/or controlling the torque applied by a fluid driven tool for driving threaded fasteners, such as tools driven by either air or oil. The system includes a fluid flow meter to measure a parameter which is a function of the rate of fluid flow into the tool during operation of the tool, a transducer for converting the measured parameter into an electrical signal, and a data processing unit for processing that electrical signal into a signal representative of the torque applied by said tool. A system for digitally processing the measured parameter and comparing it to predetermined expected parameters to infer the condition of the fluid driven tool and for reporting that inferred condition is also included. The system is applicable to both nutrunner type fluid tools and impact wrenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Angelo L. Tambini, John Linehan