Patents Represented by Attorney Howrey Simon Arnold and White LLP
  • Patent number: 6906779
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrophoretic display or a liquid crystal display and novel processes for its manufacture. The electrophoretic display (EPD) of the present invention comprises microcups of well-defined shape, size and aspect ratio and the microcups are filled with charged pigment particles dispersed in an optically contrasting dielectric solvent. The liquid crystal display (LCD) of this invention comprises well-defined microcups filled with at least a liquid crystal composition having its ordinary refractive index matched to that of the isotropic cup material. A novel roll-to-roll process and apparatus of the invention permits the display manufacture to be carried out continuously by a synchronized photo-lithographic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Chan-Park, Xianhai Chen, Zarng-Arh George Wu, Xiaojia Wang, Hong-Mei Zang, Rong-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: 6906299
    Abstract: A container for microwave heating of a food product, and a method of fabricating such a container, wherein the container includes a tub assembly having a moisture-impervious floor and one or more sidewalls. A quantity of food product, such as popcorn, is placed in a pocket formed in a sheet of barrier material, and a continuous heat seal is formed between the floor of the tub and the sheet of barrier material. A microwave susceptor can be disposed to the floor for heating the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Watkins
  • Patent number: 6905724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for derivatizing supports on a carriers, wherein a functional group is activated on a support surface by reaction with an activating reagent and then reacted with an amine component. The invention also relates to a support with a dendrimer structure on its surface and to the use of a support that has been produced according to the invention for binding biopolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Stiftung des Offentlichen Rechts
    Inventor: Markus Beier
  • Patent number: 6904222
    Abstract: An optical fiber splice protection apparatus that allows optical fiber to be spliced and placed in position on a mandrel in cases of assembling a module or repairing optical fiber that has been broken. The present invention comprises a splice protector affixed to a mandrel and a rotation sleeve for winding excess fiber onto the mandrel. The rotation sleeve is located between the splice protector and an adjacent mandrel. The rotation sleeve facilitates winding excess fiber onto the mandrel, and has a longitudinal axis aligned with the longitudinal axis of the hydrophone assembly with a groove to receive the fiber and maintain the fiber's minimum bend radius. The splice protector and the rotation sleeve are substantially semi-circular in cross-section. A method is also provided for protecting spliced optical fibers using a splice protector and rotation sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Cooke, Kenneth M. McGovern
  • Patent number: 6898983
    Abstract: A strain gage apparatus for measuring the load applied to a derrick leg mechanically multiplies the deflection or distortion of a strain gage. The apparatus attaches to the derrick leg at two points that are spaced about five feet apart. Accumulated strain along the five-foot section moves one end of an elongate member a significant distance. The distance is much greater than any localized movement or minute strain in the derrick leg. The movement of the elongate member stresses a reaction member upon which the strain gage is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Key Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederic M. Newman
  • Patent number: 6897257
    Abstract: A process for synthesizing copolymers of ethylenically unsaturated monomers with ethylenically unsaturated derivatives of fatty acids and/or oils via emulsion polymerization techniques is performed in two stages. One or more suitable ethylenically unsaturated monomers are polymerized in the first stage of an emulsion polymerization. The ethylenically unsaturated derivatives of fatty acids and/or oils are blended with other monomers and polymerized in a second stage of the polymerization reaction. A suitable surfactant is added to the polymerization mixture to facilitate formation of the emulsion. In a preferred embodiment, the surfactant is a hybrid surfactant, i.e., one having both anionic and non-ionic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: The University of Southern Mississippi
    Inventors: Shelby F. Thames, Oliver W. Smith, Sheng Chen, Catherine C. Blackwell
  • Patent number: 6897020
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions for the identification of differential protein expression patterns and concomitantly the active genetic regions that are directly or indirectly involved in different tissue types, disease states, or other cellular differences desirable for diagnosis or for targets for drug therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: NewLink Genetics Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Link, Tatiana Seregina, Nicholas N. Vahanian, James N. Higginbotham, W. Jay Ramsey, Bradley J. Powers, Sachet A. Shukla, Won Bin Young
  • Patent number: 6897255
    Abstract: Novel latex or emulsion compositions containing internally plasticizing and crosslinkable long-chain alkenol ester monomers are disclosed and claimed. Preferred embodiments include latex formed from acrylate or methacrylate esters of long-chain alkenols. A process for the synthesis of the latex composition is also disclosed, which involves (a) esterification of a long-chain alkenol with an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid; (b) polymerization of the ethylenically unsaturated ester in an aqueous phase with at least one other copolymerizable monomer; and (b) blending of so formed polymer with at least one drier and a surfactant to form the novel latex or emulsion compositions. These compositions form films at low minimum film forming temperatures (MFT) ranging from ?5 to 10° C. and cure to above ambient glass transition (Tg) polymers without the use of traditional organic cosolvents which contribute to environmental pollution via volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: University of Southern Mississippi
    Inventors: Shelby Freland Thames, Kamlesh Gopichand Panjnani, Olan Stanley Fruchey
  • Patent number: 6897186
    Abstract: An excavation fluid composition useful for enlarging a cavity in the earth includes a synthetic polymer and sodium silicate. The excavation fluid composition is formulated so as to enable the fluid in contact with unstable or sandy soils in the selected areas of the excavation to react and form silicate-based derivatives with lesser solubility, and movement and thus improve soil stability at the excavation wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: KG International, LLC
    Inventors: K. Gifford Goodhue, Jr., Max M. Holmes, Clinton Scott Norman, John M. Wilkerson, III
  • Patent number: 6895107
    Abstract: A fully-automated method for segmentation of white matter, gray matter, and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and for calculating their respective volumes is disclosed. The technique preferably uses a T2-weighted scan and a proton-density scan. The T2-weighted scans are used to highlight those portion of the brain corresponding to CSF. Thereafter, the proton density images are separated in CSF-containing and CSF-free portions, in accordance with the T2-weighted images. The CSF-free portion is then segmented into white matter and gray matter portions. The CSF-containing portion is further segmented into pure CSF-regions, and regions containing a mixture of gray and white matter and CSF. After CSF is segmented from this mixture, the white and gray matter and again segmented, and the respective volumes of white matter, gray matter, and CSF are calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventors: Jong-Won Park, Yun-Chang Sung, Chang-Jun Song, Seung-Moo Noh
  • Patent number: 6894149
    Abstract: This invention provides anti-HLA-DR antibodies and the methods of use thereof for the treatment of leukemia or lymphomas, or solid tumors such as ovarian cancer or melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Protein Design Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Yun Tso, Jennifer McPhate Green
  • Patent number: 6894055
    Abstract: Compounds of formula 1 are effective modulators of PI3 kinase: wherein X is CR9R10, O, NR11 (where R9 and R10 are each independently H, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, or halo, and R11 is H or lower alkyl); or single bond; R1 is H, lower alkyl, aryl, aralkyl; R2 is H, lower alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, lower alkoxy, amino, lower alkylamino, lower acylamino, arylamino, arylacyl-amino, heteroaryl-amino, heteroaryl-acyl amino, thio, lower alkylthio, arylthio, or aralkyl-thio, where aryl and heteroaryl are substituted with 0-3 substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, trihalomethyl, hydroxy, lower alkyl and lower alkoxy; R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are each independently H, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, or halo; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Iconix Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Teri Melese, Edward L. Perkins, Allen T. Q. Nguyen, Dongxu Sun
  • Patent number: 6890756
    Abstract: A method of emulating with a cyanide-free lyse solution, the measurement of hemoglobin in whole blood using a cyanide-containing lyse solution. Such an illustrative method includes: a) combining a predetermined amount of the whole blood sample with a predetermined amount of a cyanide-free lyse solution to form a mixture, b) developing the mixture to a molar absorbtivity (?) in the range of about 12.4 to 12.6 mM?1cm?1, and c) measuring a level of light absorbance of the mixture at a wavelength of about 540 nm. In one preferred illustrative embodiment, the cyanide-free lyse solution includes: a quaternary ammonium salt surfactant, an anionic surfactant, a hemoglobin binding agent selected from the group consisting of imidazole or hydroxylamine, and an aqueous medium. In one preferred embodiment, the molar absorbtivity is developed to a value of about 12.5 mM?1cm?1. That is to say to a level that is substantially identical to that of the prior art standard, cyanomethemoglobin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Streck Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiong Wu
  • Patent number: 6891298
    Abstract: A rotor for an interior permanent magnet machine that tends to reduce magnet chattering that includes a rotor stack defining at least one magnet retention slot and a permanent magnet positioned within the magnet retention slot, where the magnet retention slot is formed such that movement of the permanent magnet towards at least one end of the slot will tend to cause the magnet to become wedged within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Horst E. Gary
  • Patent number: 6887817
    Abstract: An olefin polymerization catalyst is described which includes: (A) a solid catalyst component being prepared by copulverizing a magnesium compound, an aluminum compound, an electron donor and a titanium compound, and (B) an organoaluminum compound. The present invention is also directed to a process for preparing polyolefins using the aforesaid catalyst system to polymerize olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.
    Inventors: Bing Lu, Honglan Lu, Chih-Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 6887858
    Abstract: A method and preparation for the stimulation of tear secretion in a subject in need of such treatment is disclosed. The method comprises administering to the ocular surfaces of the subject a purinergic receptor agonist such as uridine 5?-triphosphate [UTP], dinucleotides, cytidine 5?-triphosphate [CTP], adenosine 5?-triphosphate [ATP], or their therapeutically useful analogs and derivatives, in an amount effective to stimulate tear fluid secretion and enhance drainage of the lacrimal system. Pharmaceutical formulations and methods of making the same are also disclosed. Methods of administering the same would include: topical administration via a liquid, gel, cream, or as part of a contact lens or selective release membrane; or systemic administration via nasal drops or spray, inhalation by nebulizer or other device, oral form (liquid or pill), injectable, intra-operative instillation or suppository form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Yerxa, Karla M. Jacobus, William Pendergast, Janet L. Rideout
  • Patent number: 6885929
    Abstract: A control method for an automatic transmission in which a first and a second control system are provided and regulate the transmission ratio respectively in automatic and in manual mode. The method comprises the stages of activating the first control system and automatically setting a transmission ratio, detecting the presence of a manual command from an operator to modify the transmission ratio in use, performing the manual command from the operator by modifying the transmission ratio set automatically, silencing the first control system for a predetermined time interval such that the transmission ratio set following the manual command is not modified following any automatic gear change request from the first control system, and attributing the control of the automatic transmission to the first control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Nicola Stragapede
  • Patent number: PP15754
    Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Chisel Time Pink,’ having a good uniform canopy of white quill single flowers with pink spoon tips and a light green disc. The new variety has a medium tall vigor, free branching, uniform spreading habit and good foliage presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Cleangro LTD
    Inventor: Ruth Redman
  • Patent number: PP15755
    Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Vamp Time Dark Pink,’ having a good uniform canopy of dark pink decorative flowers. The new variety has a medium vigor, free branching, with a uniform spreading habit and good foliage presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Cleangro LTD
    Inventor: Ruth Redman
  • Patent number: PP15781
    Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Esperanto Improved,’ having a uniform canopy of dark pink-purple/white striped single type flowers with a yellow/green disc. The new variety exhibits medium vigor with a free branching and uniform spreading habit and good foliage presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Aurora Varieties S.L.
    Inventor: Richard Hammond