Patents Represented by Attorney Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8343942
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for treating interstitial cystitis in a subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a compound which is a modified hyaluronan or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, wherein said hyaluronan or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester comprises at least one sulfate group and the primary C-6 hydroxyl proton of at least one N-acetyl-glucosamine residue is substituted with an unsubstituted alkyl group or fluoroalkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Siam Oottamasathien, Wanjian Jia, Glenn D. Prestwich, Lindsi McCoard
  • Patent number: 8324184
    Abstract: Described herein are composites that inhibit or reduce adhesion between two or more tissues. Also described herein are methods of using the composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Glenn D. Prestwich, Kelly R. Kirker, Steven D. Gray, Janice Gray, legal representative, Xiao Zheng Shu, Hao Li, Yanchun Liu
  • Patent number: 8221332
    Abstract: A lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge The lancing device includes a drive mechanism an activation mechanism, and an advancing mechanism The advancing mechanism includes a linear-pull slide controls an indexing mechanism, a charger mechanism, and a cap-displacement mechanism. The indexing mechanism sequentially advances the lancets to an active position The charger mechanism charges the drive mechanism and removes the lancet caps And the cap-displacement mechanism moves the separated caps from the lancing stroke path The activation mechanism then releases the charged lancet to traverse the lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin Some embodiments include an anti-reverse mechanism to prevent reuse of the lancets, and some include an emergency lancet reuse mechanism that permits emergency reuse of the last lancet And some embodiments include a movable depth-control wall for providing control and adjustment of the lancing penetration depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, Myra Aileen Kincaid, Ernest Lee Son
  • Patent number: 8206336
    Abstract: Described herein are transdermal delivery devices composed of at least one resealable injection port and at least one local anesthetic reservoir. The device effectively delivers anesthetic to the skin of the subject prior to puncturing the skin by syringes, needle sticks, or other instruments intended to be inserted into the skin. In addition, the transdermal delivery device may include a single use patch that does not include a local anesthetic refill port. The devices are used in combination with an electromotive force in order to enhance pain reduction when a subject is injected with a needle. Devices for imparting an electromotive force to a subject are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Totada R. Shantha
  • Patent number: 8101700
    Abstract: Described herein are new phosphonic polymers and methods of making and using the same. The polymers are prepared by the polymerization of phosphonic acid monomers with hypophosphorous acid, an alkali metal hypophosphite, an alkyl substituted hypophosphite, or any combination thereof. The resultant polymers have pendant phosphonate groups attached to the polymer backbone as well as phosphinate groups incorporated within the polymer backbone. Additional monomers can be used to produce copolymers, terpolymers, and the like. The polymers described herein have numerous applications with respect to inhibiting scale formation and corrosion in a number of systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Unichem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Atif M. Dabdoub
  • Patent number: 8096334
    Abstract: A device and methods for harvesting submersed wood are provided. The device comprises, a machine operatively associated with a movable boom member rotatably attached. A telescoping stick having a first and second end is pivotally attached to the movable boom in a mid portion of the stick. The second end of the telescoping stick is attached to a wood gripping-cutting head. The telescoping stick is moveable to an operative position so that the second end extends below a plane defined by a surface the machine is located upon. When in use, the second end may extend into water located below the plane defined by the surface the machine is located upon. The device may be used on land, a dock, and a wharf adjacent a water edge, or the device may be located on a floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Triton Logging, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Daniel Milne, Richard Douglas Shipley
  • Patent number: 8076432
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for producing phosphonic compounds and compounds thereof. Stable compositions of unsaturated phosphonic acid monomers are also described. Additionally, the synthesis and use of new polymers produced from phosphonic acid monomers are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Unichem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Atif Dabdoub
  • Patent number: 8067653
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for producing fuels and solvents from fatty acid resources. In general, the pyrolysis products of fatty acids are extracted in order to remove residual fatty acids and produce very pure hydrocarbon compositions composed of alkanes and alkenes. The fatty acids removed from the extraction step can be further pyrolyzed to produce additional hydrocarbons or, in the alternative, the fatty acids can be isolated and used in other applications. Also disclosed herein are fuels and solvents produced by the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventor: David Bressler
  • Patent number: 8020944
    Abstract: A wheel comprising means for providing one or more protrusions in a ground-engaging surface of the wheel. In some embodiments, the wheel comprises a first hub, a tire mounted on the first hub, a second hub rotatable with respect to the first hub, and means for deforming the tire in a generally radial direction in response to relative rotation between the first and second hubs. The invention also provides a wheel cover comprising an outer surface having one or more protrusions and, when the cover is fitted to a wheel, the outer surface of the cover provides the ground-engaging surface of the wheel. The wheel and wheel cover of the invention are particularly suited for use with prams and similar vehicles in order to impart a rocking motion to the pram during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Roger Thompson
  • Patent number: 7897239
    Abstract: Described herein are composites that are composed of a plurality of plies with a stiffening grid intimately embedded within the composite. The composite structures have the improved buckling performance characteristics of known isogrid and orthogrid composite structures and yet have a significantly higher damage tolerance that permits such structures to be used in the formation of aircraft and spacecraft designs. Also described herein are methods for making the composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Koon, Stephen P. Engelstad, Brian Tatting, Zafer Gurdal
  • Patent number: 7881889
    Abstract: A computer-based system, computer-implemented method and computer program product facilitate determining energy cost savings in an energy-consuming facility, such as a commercial building, using an artificial intelligence model, for example a neural network model, that projects or estimates the amount of energy that would have been consumed by the facility but for the implementation of energy efficiency or conservation measures. Energy savings are represented by the difference between the estimate of energy that would have been consumed but for the measures and the actual amount of energy consumed by the facility under actual conditions during a time interval after the measures have been implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Barclay, Timothy J. Mattison, Melvin A. Jones, Paul MacGregor
  • Patent number: 7880623
    Abstract: A multiple-link leak detector apparatus to be used on a floor or other substantially flat surface and in conjunction with an appliance, plumbing fixture or other potential water leak source. The leak detector apparatus includes a multiple-link sensor having two or more bodies linked together, each link body having at least two spaced apart sensor elements, and an electronics module associated with the sensor elements. The multiple-link sensor is shaped and dimensioned to rest atop the floor and can be positioned beside or around an appliance, plumbing fixture or other potential water leak source. The sensor elements extend longitudinally along the link body, wherein the sensor elements are operative to sense the presence of water on the floor. Finally, the electronics module is coupled to the sensor elements to trigger an alert in response to the presence of water on the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Invetex Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Ralph McGinty, Derek Phelps Gardner
  • Patent number: 7836836
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cam follower bracket that is used in conjunction with textile tufting machines. Typically, the present invention is used with shifting tufting machines used to produce carpet and rugs. The cam follower bracket utilizes a floating lug design that self-regulates the amount of pressure that the cam follower bearings apply against the shifter block of the tufting machine. Because the bracket is able to self-regulate the pressure, the bracket generally lasts longer and does not need to be periodically monitored and/or tightened. Therefore, less user interaction is required and less machine downtime is needed when operating a tufting machine utilizing a bracket according to the present invention in comparison with known cam follower brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Stephanie Brewer
  • Patent number: 7832179
    Abstract: Disclosed is an I joist comprising: a top flange made from a wood composite material selected from the group comprising oriented strand lumber and oriented strand board; a bottom flange composed of laminated veneer lumber or dimension lumber; and a webstock member, made from a wood composite material selected from the group comprising oriented strand lumber and oriented strand board, which interconnects the top flange and the bottom flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Huber Engineered Woods LLC
    Inventor: Nianhua Ou
  • Patent number: D626977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Georgi M. Popov
  • Patent number: D628849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Calphalon Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Tetreault, Sarah Pantaleo, Lars Blacken
  • Patent number: D632130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Calphalon Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Tetreault, Sarah Pantaleo, Lars Blacken
  • Patent number: RE43120
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Georgi M. Popov
  • Patent number: D666883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: The American Parts Company
    Inventors: Robert Michael Howard, Buddie Daniel, Kevin Miller
  • Patent number: D671078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Victoria Brown, Michael Reed, John Denis Lewis