Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Fisher, Christen & Sabol
  • Patent number: 8163127
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a packaging material with at least two films (12,16) or foils bonded together via at least one adhesive layer (13) to form a multi-layer laminate (10) is such that at least one adhesive layer is an electron-beam-curable adhesive and the laminate (10) is radiated with electrons in order to cure the adhesive. The laminate is particularly suitable for manufacturing pouch-type forms of packaging, in particular for snack foods. The production of laminate using electron-beam-curable adhesive results in a significant reduction in throughput time and in a reduction of solvent emissions by replacing solvent-based adhesives with electron-beam-curable adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Rudolf Nageli, David Bruce, Franz Peter Hombach
  • Patent number: 8030519
    Abstract: Acetoacetic acid arylamides are continuously produced from diketene and primary or secondary aromatic amines under the conditions of a reactive distillation in the presence of water. The continuous method provides a high purity of the products, nearly quantitative yields and a high rate of throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Lon za AG
    Inventors: Erich Armbruster, Thuy Quach, Günther Rosenthal, Brian Schwegler
  • Patent number: 8030431
    Abstract: A curable mixture which includes at least (a) 10 to 100 percent by weight, in relation to the sum of the components (a) and (b), of at least one bi- or polyfunctional aromatic cyanate or a prepolymer formed from at least one bi- or polyfunctional aromatic cyanate or a mixture formed from the abovementioned cyanates and/or prepolymers; (b) 0 to 90 percent by weight, in relation to the sum of the components (a) and (b), of at least one mono-, bi- or polyfunctional epoxy resin; (c) 0.5 to 30 percent by weight, in relation to the sum of the components (a) and (b), of at least one mono-, bi- or polyfunctional aromatic amine; and (d) 0 to 5 percent by weight, in relation to the sum of the components (a) and (b), of at least one catalyst from the group consisting of transition metal compounds and boron trihalides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Lonza AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Daum, Alessandro Falchetto, Sajal Das
  • Patent number: 7973182
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of enantiomerically pure 1-substituted-3-amino-alcohols, particularly of (S)-(?)- and (R)-(+)-3-N-methylamino-1-(2-thienyl)-1-propanol, by asymmetrically hydrogenating salts of a carboxylic acids with an aminoketone of the formula: wherein R1 is 2-thienyl, 2-furanyl or phenyl, each optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms and/or one or more C1-4-alkyl or C1-4-alkoxy groups, and wherein R2 is C1-4-alkyl or phenyl, each optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms and/or one or more C1-4-alkyl or C1-4-alkoxy groups. The corresponding aminoalcohols are obtained by subsequent hydrolysis of their salts. Salts of a carboxylic acid with the aminoketones and the aminoalcohols obtained by asymmetrically hydrogenating the aminoketones, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Lonza Ltd.
    Inventors: Dominique Michel, Hanspeter Mettler, John McGarrity
  • Patent number: 7971753
    Abstract: A filter-equipped container which, particularly in a small-sized eyedrop bottle or the like, is capable of accurate dropping while preventing bubbles from being involved when a contents liquid is to be delivered through a delivery port. To solve such problem, a plug body 12 disposed in the mouth of a bottle 10 is provided with a delivery passage for delivering contents liquid received in the bottle 10, the delivery passage being provided with a filter 25. The filter 25 is composed of a filter film 25a for filtering bacteria to prevent the latter from permeating from upstream to downstream as seen in the direction of delivery, and a contents liquid holding member 25b of porous material that has microscopic pores, disposed upstream of the filter film 25a, the contents liquid holding member 25b being in planar contact with the filter film 25a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignees: Taisei Kako Co., Ltd., Nihon Tenganyaku Kenkyusyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Mihashi, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Masaru Otsuka, Yorihisa Uetake
  • Patent number: 7952113
    Abstract: A flat lighting device (10, 10?) that has light-emitting lighting elements (1) arranged on a carrier, which are connected to current supply and current discharge lines (4?) to supply current. The carrier has the form of a metallic sheet (2), which is covered with an insulating layer (3), on which series connections of a lighting element (3) and a surface resistor (5) are arranged between the current supply and current discharge lines (4?). One lighting element (1) and one surface series resistor (5) of a series connection and the series connections and the current supply and current discharge lines (4?) are connected to one another by conductor paths. There is also a method for producing lighting devices of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Layer, Martin Werner
  • Patent number: 7781601
    Abstract: A method for the production of 6,6,6-trihalo-3,5-dioxohexanic acid esters of formula (I): in addition to the enols thereof and <I>E</I> and <I>Z</I> isomers, wherein X independently represents fluorine, chlorine or bromine and R1 represents alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or aralkyl. A method for the production of enol ethers of formula (Ib): and the enols thereof (E and Z isomers) wherein X and R1 have the above-mentioned meanings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Basel
    Inventors: Paul Hanselmann, Wolfgang Wenger
  • Patent number: 7753164
    Abstract: Thermoformed diaphragms made of cast polyarylate films, at least comprising one polyarylate (PAR) having a structural unit of the formula (I): where each of R1, R2, R3, and R4, independently of the others, is hydrogen, C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkoxy, or halogen, and each of R5 and R6 independently of the other, is hydrogen, C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkoxy, phenyl, or halogen. The thermoformed diaphragms made of cast PAR films can be used as acoustic transducers, preferably as microphone diaphragms or loudspeaker diaphragms. The cast PAR films can be used for producing these diaphragms, and the PAR casting solutions can be used for producing the cast PAR films. There are processes for producing thermoformed diaphragms made of cast PAR films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: LOFO High Tech Film GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Nick, Ulrich Siemann
  • Patent number: 7691261
    Abstract: A granular filter media dry cell (or filter or bed) for dewatering a liquid composition of water and particulate solids. The liquid composition is applied to the granular filter media to remove water from the liquid composition by passing through the granular filter media with the particular solids collecting on top surface of granular filter media. Water is first allowed to fill from below to just above the top layer of the filter media. A non-porous liner is located on the inner, bottom surface of the container. A drain pipe, having small openings, is located on top of the liner in the valley. A porous layer of large filter media, with the drain pipe therein, is located in the bottom of the container. A grid having open passageways, with fine filter media therein, is located on top thereof. A layer of fine filtrate sand is located on top of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: Franklin David Deskins
  • Patent number: 7630494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging material with a forgery-proof security feature, whereby the security feature comprises a coded image arrangement which is provided on the packaging material and which reveals an image or image sequence by superimposing a related decoder element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventor: Markus Luthi
  • Patent number: 7608420
    Abstract: Staurosporine of the formula (I) is recovered from a fermentation broth in a process comprising an ultrafiltration and a diafiltration step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Lonza AG
    Inventors: Kurt Eyer, Georges Kalbermatten, Jean-Peal Roduit, Alain Wellig
  • Patent number: 7604155
    Abstract: A packaging unit with a packaging pouch (10) of a flexible film-shaped first material and an essentially shape-stable outer packaging (28) of a second material is such that the outer packaging (28) is tube-shaped with open ends (31, 33) which are situated in a plane perpendicular to a tube axis (z). In a first position, the ends (31, 33) form a hexagon with two parallel sides (a, b) and two pairs of sides (c1, c2; d1, d2) each enclosing an angle ?<180° lying symmetrically mirror imaged to a plane of symmetry (E), and in a second position form a rectangle with two parallel sides (a, b) and two sides (c, d) lying perpendicular to the plane of symmetry (E). In the first position a straight folding edge (g, h) runs between the corners of the sides (a, b) of both ends (31, 33) lying mirror imaged symmetrical to the plane of symmetry (E), and in the second position the sides (a, b) of both ends lying mirror image symmetrical to the plane of symmetry (E) form an angle ?=180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Bossel, Peter Kanscar
  • Patent number: 7506529
    Abstract: A method for producing a cylindrical, seamless can body (20) made of metal with associated can top end. The can top end includes a top end ring, that can be connected to the opening edge (21) of the can body (20) and borders a removal opening (30) and a sealing diaphragm (31) arranged on the top end ring and covering the removal opening. A cylindrical, seamless can body blank (10) is produced. Following trimming of the opening edge (11) of the can body blank (10), a cylindrical ring (18) is separated therefrom. The height of the can body blank (10) is preset in such a way that the can body (20) is formed during separation of the cylindrical ring (18). The scrap portion can also be reduced by the method during production of can bodies and top end rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Sven Bauer, Reinhart Geisler
  • Patent number: 7494592
    Abstract: Process involving repeatedly applying some of the liquid composition to the granular filter media to remove water from the liquid composition by passing through the granular filter media with the particulate solids collecting on top surface of granular filter media. Water is first allowed to fill from below to just above the top layer of the filter media. A non-porous liner is located on the inner, bottom surface of the container. A drain pipe, having small openings, is located on top of the liner in the valley. A porous layer of large filter media, with the drain pipe therein, is located in the bottom of the container. A grid having open passageways, with fine filter media therein, is located on top thereof. A layer of fine filtrate sand is located on top of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Franklin David Deskins
  • Patent number: 7449095
    Abstract: A coating film-forming method, which method comprises coating a cationic electrodeposition coating composition onto a substrate, followed by heat curing to form a cured electrodeposition coating film, said cationic electrodeposition coating composition containing a base resin consisting of an amine-added epoxy resin (A) obtained by reacting an epoxy resin (a1) with at least one modifying agent selected from the group consisting of a polyhydric polyol (a2), an epoxy compound (a3) of the polyhydric polyol and a cyclic ester compound (a4), a polyphenol compound (a5) and an amino group-containing compound (a6), and a curing agent consisting of a blocked polyisocyanate curing agent (B) obtained by reacting at least one polyisocyanate compound (b1) selected from the group consisting of an aromatic polyisocyanate compound and an alicyclic polyisocyanate compound with at least one blocking agent (b2) selected from the group consisting of an oxime compound, aliphatic alcohols, aromatic alkyl alcohols and ether alcohol
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Minoru Hanatani, Koji Kamikado, Akihiko Shimasaki, Hideki Iijima
  • Patent number: 7417153
    Abstract: A method for the production of acetals and ketals of 3-amino-5-(hydroxymethyl) cyclopenlane-1,2-diols of formula (I): (and/or the enantiomer), where R1 is H, C1-6-alkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl or benzyl and (i) R2 is methyl and R3 is ethyl, (ii) R2 is H and R3 is C1-6-alkyl or phenyl or (iii) R2 and R3 together form a group of formula —(CH2)n— with n=4 to 6, present as free amines or as salts of di- or tri-basic organic acids, starting from 2-acetyl-2-aza-bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-3-one of formula (II): (and/or the enantiomer). The method is equally useful, depending on the starting material, for the production of enantiomerically-pure compounds, or mixtures with arbitrary enantiomeric content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Lonza AG
    Inventors: Gareth-John Griffiths, Silvia Lange, Walter Brieden
  • Patent number: 7357962
    Abstract: An automobile body-used light-colored water based coating composition containing a water dispersion (A1) prepared by water-dispersing a block copolymer resin (A) comprising a copolymer (a1) obtained by copolymerizing a monomer component containing an olefin monomer and a copolymer (a2) obtained by copolymerizing a monomer component containing a carboxyl group or carboxylic anhydride group-containing vinyl monomer, a hydroxyl group-containing resin (B), a curing agent (C) and a color pigment, a resulting coating film having a lightness L* value in accordance with a L*a*b* color system as defined in JIS Z 8729 in the range of 80 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Katsuta, Shingo Sato, Yoshizumi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 7358393
    Abstract: The invention relates to ?-alanine amides of general formula (I), wherein: R1 represents hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl that is optionally substituted by hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, methylmercapto, guanidino, optionally substituted aryl or heteroaryl, and; R2 represents hydrogen or R1 and R2, together, form a group of formula —(CH2)n—, wherein n is 3 or 4. Said ?-alanine amides are produced without using an amino protective group by reacting the corresponding amine with a cyanoacetic ester in order to form an acetamide and by effecting a subsequent catalytic hydrogenation. The method is suited, in particular, for producing carcinine (?-alanyl-histamine, R?1 =imidazol-4-ylmethyl, R2=H), a naturally occurring pseudo dipeptide, which is used as an active ingredient having an antioxidative effect in medicaments and cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Lonza Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Hanselmann, Stefan Hildbrand
  • Patent number: 7355048
    Abstract: A four-step process for preparing 1-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-2-[4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl]ethanone of the formula: starting from 2-methyl-5-ethylpyridine. 1-(6-Methylpyridin-3yl)-2-[4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl]ethanone is an intermediate for preparing inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignees: Lonza Ltd., Merck & Co. Inc.
    Inventors: David Kuo, James E. Leresche, Ralf Proplesch, Jean-Paul Roduit, Yves Bessard, Erich Armbruster
  • Patent number: 7351851
    Abstract: A method for the production of 6,6,6-trihalo-3,5-dioxohexanoic acid esters of formula (I): in addition to the enols thereof and <I>E</I> and <I>Z</I> isomers, wherein X independently represents fluorine, chlorine or bromine and R1 represents alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or aralkyl. A method for the production of enol ethers of formula (Ib): and the enols thereof (E and Z isomers) wherein X and R1 have the above-mentioned meanings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Lonza AG
    Inventors: Paul Hanselmann, Wolfgang Wenger