Patents Represented by Law Firm Harding, Earley & Follmer
  • Patent number: 8084051
    Abstract: Therapeutic medical garments for scar treatment includes a composite fabric for treating dermatological scars, wherein a layer of textile fabric and a layer of a therapeutic agent produce a composite sheet suitable for the treatment of dermatologic scars resulting from traumatic, surgical or other injuries to the skin. The composite sheet may be fashioned into garments fitted to the patient for convenience of use, optimization of skin contact, and single step application of pressure therapy and the therapeutic agent. A process of use of the medical garment for applying therapeutic agent and pressure therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Bio Med Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Dillon
  • Patent number: 8056131
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for intercepting, examining and controlling proscribed or predetermined code, data and files and their transfers. A preprocessing component, code decomposition component, valuation component and comparison component are used to process code. The methods of valuation used include numerical valuation so as to obtain a numerical value for the code. Additional features may include a decryption feature, code alteration component and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter V. Radatti, Richard J. Perry, Gary L. Blawat, II
  • Patent number: 8003768
    Abstract: A system and method for providing 20% ethanol solutions meeting bioburden and endotoxin specifications, which provides the 20% ethanol solution in a ready-to-use form which may be dispensed directly from the container in which the solution is shipped, and which may be used in connection with storage, reuse and/or rejuvination of Protein A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Decon Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Gordon
  • Patent number: 7985219
    Abstract: An irradiation device (1) and a method for the treatment of acne and acne scars, comprising at least one source of radiation (2), the source of radiation emitting at least one broadband spectrum in the wavelength range of 320-at least 540 nm and the radiation source (2) being pulseoperable and/or movable relatively to the area to be irradiated, the pulse energy being between 0.05-10 J/cm2 and the peak irradiation intensity being between 0.5 W/cm2 and 100 kW/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Spectrometric Optoelectronic Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Hennrik Wilkens, Rolf Stirner
  • Patent number: 7934496
    Abstract: A solar collector panel which can also be utilized to display information and/or images and/or messages and having an external frame, with a transparent upper panel securely positioned within the frame. A lower panel is positioned within the frame and spaced in relation to the upper panel so as to provide a closed chamber between the upper panel and the lower panel, an upper surface of the lower panel having applied thereon heat conversion means for converting solar radiation to heat energy, the heat conversion means providing thereon information, an image or message which is visible above the upper surface of the upper panel. A back panel is positioned within the frame, so as to define a closed volume of air space between the lower panel and the back panel through which air may flow. Intake and exhaust pipes introduce air into the frame, and transfer heated air from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Kerr, Philip B. Kerr
  • Patent number: 7931860
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating waste comprises a gravity drop steam heating tower for heating the waste to the biological kill temperature using pressurized steam, a first feed member for feeding the waste to be sterilized to the gravity drop steam heating tower, and a vaporization system. The vaporization system includes a heating chamber for facilitating vaporization of liquids in the waste, a conveying member for conveying the waste from the lower end portion of the gravity drop steam heating tower into and through the heating chamber, and a vaporization chamber for receiving the waste from the heating chamber and for releasing vapor entrained in the waste into the vaporization chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventors: Robert W. Lewis, Timothy Barrett
  • Patent number: 7917585
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture are claimed for processing stored and forwarded code comprising the transferring of the stored and forwarded code from a storage area to a transfer component, wherein the code is passed to a proscribed code scanner. The proscribed code seamier indicates the presence or absence of proscribed code, which may be a virus, confidential material, harassing material, etc. and provides the indication back to the transfer component, wherein the code may be quarantined or otherwise intercepted depending upon the results of the scan. The especially preferred embodiments operate within a UNIX sendmail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark G. Thomas
  • Patent number: 7917744
    Abstract: The present invention comprises apparatus and methods for processing instant messaging or peer-to-peer code, that is, for intercepting, examining and/or controlling instant messaging and/or peer-to-peer code in a network. A protocol parser is implemented in order to intercept the code as it passes through the channel and transfer the code to a proscribed code scanner. “Man in the middle” technology may be used as well through decryptor/encryptor components placed between client and server which permit examination of the code by a proscribed code scanner as it passes through a communications channel. Embodiments for various platforms, including Unix® and Windows® NT are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter V. Radatti
  • Patent number: 7909987
    Abstract: For manufacturing micro-structured reactors with passageways loaded with catalyst using the pre-coat method, a method is provided which comprises the following method steps: a) producing reactor layers having bonding areas as well as passageway areas in which the passageways are formed, b) applying at least one bonding layer onto the reactor layers in the bonding areas, c) loading the reactor layers in the passageway areas with the catalyst and d) bonding the reactor layers, the bonding layer being applied and masked before the reactor layers are loaded with the catalyst. As a result, it is ensured that the efficiency of the catalyst will not be affected during manufacturing. The reactor may be used as a methane and methanol reformer in particular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Kurtz, Ralph Herber, Christian Madry, Gerd Schäfer
  • Patent number: 7901694
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for determining a new anticoagulant therapy factors for monitoring oral anticoagulant therapy to help prevent excessive bleeding or deleterious blood clots that might otherwise occur before, during or after surgery. New anticoagulant therapy factors maybe based upon the time to maximum acceleration from the time of reagent injection (TX) into a plasma sample, Embodiments include methods and apparatus for determining an anticoagulant therapy factor without requiring use of a mean normal prothrombin time determination or ISI, and may be carried out with the patient sample and a coagulation reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventors: Wallace E. Carroll, R. David Jackson
  • Patent number: 7886681
    Abstract: A method, system and device for facilitating the retrieval of a marine anchor from an underwater obstruction, the device being configured to actuate when subjected to a force load of a predetermined peak force threshold to effect a change in the point of retrieval that an anchor rode makes with the anchor. The obstructed anchor may be retrieved from another direction, such as a direction opposite from which the anchor was set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Michael Weinstein, David C. Everson
  • Patent number: 7886874
    Abstract: A lubricator for the wheel flanges of railway vehicle wheels comprises an arm carrying a lubricating pad and a mounting element formed integrally with the arm. The mounting element fits into the entrance of the key slot in the brake beam head beside the brake retainer key. The key head fits in a groove in the top of the mounting element to retain the lubricator in place. When the lubricant is exhausted, the key is partially withdrawn to allow removal of the mounting element and the lubricator is replaced. When partially withdrawn, the key still retains the show on the brake beam head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Pennsy Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne H. Murphy
  • Patent number: 7879380
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture are provided for cooking. A shell, made of high temperature material is disclosed for use in a frying apparatus. Thus, conductive heating and so cooking occurs on the food contained within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie D. Radatti, Peter V. Radatti
  • Patent number: 7872130
    Abstract: For the reproducible manufacturing of particularly uniform and brilliant i.e., highly bright copper coatings that are leveled and ductile as well, a copper plating bath is utilized that contains as an additive a mixture of oligomeric phenazinium compounds. The mixture contains at least one phenazinium compound selected from the group comprising compounds containing two monomeric units and compounds containing three monomeric units having the general chemical formulae <I> and <II> set forth in the patent claims and in the specification as well as further oligomeric phenazinium compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Brunner, Wolfgang Dahms, Thomas Moritz, Akif Özkök, Udo Grieser, Olanda Grieser, legal representative, Christopher Grieser, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7867627
    Abstract: Functionalized substrates and method of passivating the surface of a substrate to improve the surface by imparting desirable surface properties to improve the performance of a surface, the method steps including exposing the substrate to a chemical vapor deposition process to coat the substrate with silicon, and functionalizing the coated surface by exposing the substrate surface to a binding reagent having at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Silcotek Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Smith, Gary A. Barone, Martin E. Higgins
  • Patent number: 7867325
    Abstract: A gas chromatographic device comprises an inlet system and a chromatography column. The inlet system includes a liner having pressure reducing means contained therein for reducing pressure between an inlet of the pressure reducing means and an outlet of the pressure reducing means. When the devise is in use, the chromatography column is positioned in the liner of the inlet system downstream from the pressure reducing means, and the chromatography column is under vacuum at its outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Restek Corporation
    Inventors: Brian A. Jones, Jaap De Zeeuw, Jack Cochran, Scott L. Grossman
  • Patent number: 7850128
    Abstract: A suspension device for supporting an air brake hose on a rail car is disclosed. The device includes a strap having a clevis at one end and a plurality of apertures in spaced relation lengthwise along the strap. A clevis pin is used to attach the clevis to a lug on the coupling of the air brake hose. The strap is inserted through a fitting on the coupler of the railcar and received within the bore of a collar. A through hole in the collar receives a strap pin that also extends through the apertures in the strap to lock the collar in place. The collar prevents the strap from passing through the bracket. The suspension device is provided as a kit wherein all of the components are integrally molded together and connected by sprue portions. A method of molding the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Pennsy Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne H. Murphy
  • Patent number: 7845845
    Abstract: A vessel with an engaging configuration for facilitating supporting the vessel on a supporting structure, such as for example, a surface, tray, agitator, stirrer, or other processing device, which has a corresponding matingly engagable structure for engaging with the vessel engaging configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Dwight E. Kelly
  • Patent number: 7841177
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing electricity from moving water, such as ocean waves, by converting the wave motion to electricity, the apparatus including a platform, structural tubes, a piston and a float base, where the electricity producing devices may be located on the platform and may be protected from the elements. The wave movement, up and down, between crest and trough causes movement of the piston, and the movement may be used to generate electricity when the piston is coupled with one or more electrical generating devices, such as a generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Donald M. Detwiler
  • Patent number: D634498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Wallace L. Cummins