Patents Represented by Attorney Gordon & Rees LLP
  • Patent number: 8338117
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of autoimmunity. More specifically, the present invention relates to the detection of autoantibodies to domain 4 of beta 2-glycoprotein I (?2-GPI) as an indicator for atherosclerosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Inova Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Michael Iverson, Walter L. Binder, Gary L. Norman
  • Patent number: 8322105
    Abstract: Pultruded and extruded structures are presented. The pultruded and extruded structures are hollow structures, are used for structural distribution poles and transmission towers for electricity, may include lighting components and may include antenna wires in the hollow structures for telecommunications. The pultruded and extruded structures include combination pultruded-filament wound or “pull wound” structures. The pultruded and extruded structures are pultruded or extruded in pre-determined sizes and shapes, plural colors, are environmentally safe, aesthetic pleasing and resistant to damage from weather, animals, insects and resistant to corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Duratel, LLC
    Inventor: Donald S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8317455
    Abstract: Device for removing a bundle from the casing of a heat exchanger, comprising a carrier frame provided with pulling means for removing the bundle from the casing, wherein the carrier frame is adapted to hold the bundle removed from the casing, wherein the device is provided with hoisting means for hoisting the carrier frame, wherein the hoisting means comprise at least one gripper and wherein the device is also provided with connecting means for connecting the gripper releasably to the carrier frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Peinemann Equipment B.V.
    Inventor: Leendert Cornelis Mizelmoe
  • Patent number: 8303938
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an anti-calculus composition and method for treating subgingival calculus. The anti-calculus composition comprises a pyrophosphate and a tripolyphosphate in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The composition may also comprise a fluoride providing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas Andersen
  • Patent number: 8298516
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an anti-calculus composition and method for treating subgingival calculus. The anti-calculus composition comprises a pyrophosphate and a tripolyphosphate in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The composition may also comprise a fluoride providing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas Anderson
  • Patent number: 8299119
    Abstract: Compounds having useful biological activity, particularly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, derived from Centipeda cunninghamii, and biologically active derivatives thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, and prophylactic and therapeutic use of the compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Bio-Active Export Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Leach, Lesley Stevenson, Brigitte Gabriel, Karren Beattie
  • Patent number: 8278275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for enhancing the hemodynamic stability of an individual undergoing surgery by administering a composition comprising a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to the use of polyalkylene oxide modified hemoglobins with reduced cooperativity and a high oxygen affinity to enhance oxygen offloading as a preventative measure to avoid hemodynamic stability-related complications during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sangart, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Winslow, Kim D. Vandegriff
  • Patent number: 8277372
    Abstract: A cardiac support device comprising a jacket of flexible and biocompatible material having a first axis for alignment generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of a patient's heart and a second axis that is transverse to the first axis. The material exhibits an amount of expansion in response to a force applied to the material along the first axis that is different than an amount of expansion in response to the force applied to the material along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifton A. Alferness, Jai Shankar Raman, John Melmouth Power
  • Patent number: 8250681
    Abstract: A flush valve is provided for discharging fluid from a tank. The flush valve includes a flapper. The flapper includes a frame portion and a hollow float portion rotatably connected to the frame portion. A relative rotational position between the frame portion and the float portion adjusts at least one opening formed between the frame portion and the float portion, and controls an amount of fluid discharged from the tank by variably adjusting buoyancy of the flapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fluidmaster, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Han
  • Patent number: 8246539
    Abstract: A method for managing the pericardium during intra-pericardial procedures such as the delivery of cardiac support devices. One embodiment of the method includes making an incision through the pericardium to provide access to the pericardial space, and inserting a plurality of strips of lubricious material into and through the incision. The strips of material are spaced around the edges of the incision to form a tubular barrier against the pericardium. End portions of the strips of material in the pericardial space are expanded away from the body to form a lip that lines the inside of the pericardium around the incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, Paul Andrew Pignato, Robert G. Walsh, Richard C. Mattison
  • Patent number: 8205527
    Abstract: A bottle opening wristband, having: a pivot member; a buckle loop rotatably connected to the pivot member; a first projection extending from a center edge of the buckle loop, the projection being dimensioned to be received under an edge of a bottle cap; and a second projection positioned opposite the first projection, wherein the first and second projections are positioned on opposite sides of the pivot member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Dominic A. Chenelia
  • Patent number: 8202212
    Abstract: An apparatus for placing a cardiac support device (CSD) on a heart. The apparatus includes a body, a deployment mechanism on the body for supporting the CSD in an open position for placement on the heart, and a release mechanism coupled to the deployment mechanism for releasably mounting the CSD to the deployment mechanism. The release mechanism includes a release element for releasably engaging the CSD, and a release actuator coupled to the release element for actuating the release element to release the CSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, James Edward Shapland, Michael Andreini, Dan Titcomb, Jeffrey Popowski, Bradley Knippel
  • Patent number: 8196297
    Abstract: A method of rapid prototyping of a microwave device, by: providing a plurality of thin sheets of low loss dielectric film, each sheet having a different metallization pattern formed thereon; providing a base onto which each of the plurality of thin sheets of low loss dielectric film can be received, wherein the base comprises a metallization pattern formed thereon such that the placement of each of the plurality of thin sheets thereon forms a different circuit; and sequentially placing each of the plurality of thin sheets of low loss dielectric film onto the base, thereby sequentially forming different circuits across the thin sheet and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    Inventors: Keith W. Whites, Anthony K Amert, Brian B Glover
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    Patent number: D661060
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Cowboys Caps LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R. Eveleth
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    Patent number: D661061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Cowboy Caps LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R. Eveleth
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    Patent number: D661062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Cowboy Caps LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R. Eveleth
  • Patent number: D664091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Anthem Grand, LLC
    Inventors: Yishai Z. Pliner, Lloyd Gladstone
  • Patent number: D666812
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Diamond Sport
    Inventor: Christopher Coffing
  • Patent number: D669558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Fluidmaster, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Collin, Dale Carruthers, Patrick McGrath
  • Patent number: D671844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Wright