Patents Represented by Law Firm Jacobs & Jacobs
  • Patent number: 5002777
    Abstract: A concentrated suspension of calcium carbonate particles in a liquid carrier that is compatible with a capsule shell material. The suspension is pourable and pumpable and may be used to provide antacid capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Norcliff Thayer Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Cuca
  • Patent number: 5002988
    Abstract: A polyamide binder for use in injection molding a metal powder comprising in combination: (a) 40 to 50 wt % of a polyamide resin component having an average molecular weight of not less than 20,000 and prepared by co-polycondensation of a mixture of dimer acid, azelaic acid, ethylenediamine and xylylenediamine each being mixed in a substantially equal molecular equivalent ratio; (b) 20 to 30 wt % of ethylene-bis-laurylamide; and (c) the balance of N,N-diacetylpiperazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Sanwa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ono, Katuyoshi Saitoh, Haruo Yagami, Takeo Saiki, Yoshimichi Masuda
  • Patent number: 5000172
    Abstract: Wound dressing systems, comprising a transparent translucent dressing e.g. a pressure sensitive adhesive dressing, and at least one further transparent or translucent layer having reference marks which are capable of being used to monitor the wound. The translucent or transparent layer may form part of the dressing as applied to the wound or may be one of the protectors for the dressing, or may be removable support layer over the non-adhesive coated surface of the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew plc
    Inventor: William J. Ward
  • Patent number: 5000355
    Abstract: A dispenser of the type having an elongated reservoir for storing toothpaste or other fluent material, an outlet nozzle at one end of the reservoir, and a one-way piston at the other end of the reservoir in contact with the fluent material, the one-way piston comprising a body portion having a top surface for contacting material in the reservoir, a flexible annular sealing member for sealingly engaging the inner wall of the reservoir, and one or more air-venting passages for permitting air trapped between the fluent material in the reservoir and the piston to be vented to the atmosphere as the piston is inserted into the dispenser and into contact with the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Beecham Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Pritchard
  • Patent number: 5000950
    Abstract: A wound-treating composition comprising a graft copolymer is disclosed along with a method of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Wuendisch
  • Patent number: 4999359
    Abstract: A compound, or a solvate or salt thereof, of formula I: ##STR1## in which: R.CO-- is an acyl group containing a substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclic aromatic or heterocyclic aromatic group;R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are independently hydrogen, C.sub.1-6 alkyl, C.sub.2-6 alkenyl, C.sub.3-6 cycloalkyl or C.sub.4-12 cycloalkylalkyl groups or together form a C.sub.2-8 branched or linear polymethylene or C.sub.2-6 alkenylene group, optionally substituted with a hetero-atom;R.sub.3 is hydrogen, C.sub.1-6 alkyl, or phenyl or R.sub.3 together with R.sub.1 form a --(CH.sub.2).sub.3 -- or --(CH.sub.2).sub.4 -- group;R.sub.4 is C.sub.1-6 alkyl, or phenyl;R.sub.5 is hydrogen or together with R.sub.4 forms a --(CH.sub.2).sub.n -- group in which n=1, 2 or 3; and `Het` is an optionally substituted single or fused ring heterocyclic group, containing from 5 to 12 ring atoms and comprising up to four hetero-atoms in the or each ring selected from oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur, with the proviso that when, simultaneously, R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Dr. Lo Zambeletti S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vittorio Vecchietti, Giuseppe Giardina
  • Patent number: 4997861
    Abstract: An adhesive composition, of the `instant adhesive` type, comprising:(a) from 77 to 95% by weight of monomeric 2'-ethoxyethyl 2-cyanoacrylate;(b) from 3 to 15% by weight of a poly-(C.sub.1-5) alkyl acrylate or methacrylate having an average molecular weight within the range of from 400,000 to 600,000;(c) from 2 to 8% by weight of hydrophobic fumed silica; and(d) from 100 to 1000 ppm by weight of a polymerization stabilizer;overcomes a number of disadvantages associated with currently available `instant adhesives` (such as high volatility, brittle adhesive bond, poor resistance to heat and unpleasant smell) and it has the advantages that it cures rapidly and can be used on porous substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Linger & Fischer GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter A. Hechenberger, Aurelia A. Liar
  • Patent number: 4996783
    Abstract: An accident preventing arrangement for rotary snowplows includes a front safety bar in front of the rotating blades. When lowered, the safety bar actuates switches which, in turn, not only disengage a clutch for a drive shaft which rotates the blades, but also instantaneously brakes the blades. Another switch located in a driver's cab performs the same functions by manual operator control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Fresia S.p.A
    Inventor: Guilio Fresia
  • Patent number: 4997625
    Abstract: Dental and medical instruments and appliances are chemically sterilized by immersion in or subjection to a formulation or composition comprising as active antimicrobial agents a combination or admixture of an iodophor such as the povidone-iodine complex or a quaternary ammonium compound such as cetyl pyridinium chloride and a peroxide such as H.sub.2 O.sub.2, the antimicrobial action of the iodine derived from the iodophor being enhanced or potentiated by oxygen released from the peroxide. The invention is applicable also to the chemical sterilization of surgical sites. Procedure for making and using the sterilizing formulation or composition is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventors: Gilbert I. Simon, Roy T. Witkin
  • Patent number: 4997112
    Abstract: A dispenser has an outlet nozzle which is reversibly movable by rotation of a control cap from a first extended position, in which adhesives is dispensed as a series of fine spots, to a second retracted position in which adhesive is dispensed as a film using the flat upper surface of the control cap as a spreading tool. The base of the nozzle is joined to the walls of the dispenser by a flexible membrane. The control cap is provided with a centrally located hole, in the flat upper surface, through which the nozzle can protrude, and an internal coaxial sleeve which surrounds the nozzle. The latter is provided with a locating stud which cooperates with a screw groove in the inner surface of the sleeve so that manual rotation of the control cap causes the stud to travel along the groove, thereby causing the nozzle to move between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Langner & Fischer GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Eichler
  • Patent number: 4998212
    Abstract: A method of filing geographical maps and a method of reading the filed ma The maps cover a zone called scale zone. For filing, the maps are arranged in order, each map is turned through a digitization angle, it is digitized by a scanner and the useless portions are cut out therefrom, the maps are located so as to determine the deformation thereof, the digitized, cut out and located maps are stored on a buffer by juxtaposing them, and the information of the buffer is stored on a digital optical disk. For reading, the map containing a point with given geographical coordinates to be placed in the center of a display screen is determined by its contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Societe d'Applications Generales d'Electricite et de Mecanique S.A.G.E.M.
    Inventors: Christian Dedieu, Georges Attard, Sylvie Bouthors, Jean-Paul Cabot, Elie Grand
  • Patent number: 4996313
    Abstract: A compound of formula II: ##STR1## wherein R is hydrogen or an alkyl group and R' is an alkoxy group, and salts and esters thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: National Research Development Corporation
    Inventor: Jack E. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 4995236
    Abstract: A cryostatic device is divulged for radiation detectors, disposed at the end of a cooled finger. A case, transparent to the radiation to be detected, at least in the vicinity of the detector, forms about the finger and the detector a heat insulating enclosure. An electric circuit brings the detected signal(s) outside the enclosure and radially immobilizes the end of the finger with respect to said case, because its substrate is a disk fast both with said case and with the end of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme de Telecommunications
    Inventors: Pierre Rouquier, Michel Pele, Andre Ic, Pierre Crestey
  • Patent number: 4995382
    Abstract: A wound dressing which comprises an absorbent layer comprising an open cell foam of a hydrophilic polymer and a wound facing layer comprising either a conformable net of elastomer coated with adhesive on its wound facing surface or an adhesive layer, pattern spread in a conformable net-like configuration, the dressing optionally also having a conformable moisture vapour transmitting outer layer; and a process for making said dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Smith and Nephew Associated Companies Limited
    Inventors: Stephen M. Lang, David F. Webster
  • Patent number: 4994450
    Abstract: A compound, or a solvate or salt thereof, of formula (I) ##STR1## in which: R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are independently hydrogen, C.sub.1-6 alkyl, C.sub.2-6 alkenyl, C.sub.3-6 cycloalkyl or C.sub.4-12 cycloalkylalkyl groups, or together form a C.sub.2-8 branched or linear polymethylene or C.sub.2-6 alkenylene group optionally substituted with a hetero-atom, provided that R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are not simultaneously hydrogen;R.sub.3 is hydrogen, C.sub.1-6 alkyl, preferably methyl or ethyl, or phenyl, or R.sub.3 together with R.sub.1 form a --(CH.sub.2).sub.3 -- or --(CH.sub.2).sub.4 -- group;p is 1, 2, 3 or 4, andR is a group of formula (II) ##STR2## in which the group --(CHR.sub.4).sub.n --X-- is in the meta- or para-position with respect to YR.sub.5 or R.sub.6, R.sub.4 is hydrogen or C.sub.1-6 alkyl, preferably hydrogen;n is 0, 1 or 2, preferably 1;X is a direct bond, or O, S or NR.sub.a in which R.sub.a is hydrogen or C.sub.1-6 alkyl, and is preferably a direct bond;Y is >C.dbd.O, >CHOH, --S.dbd.O or --SO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Dr. Lo. Zambeletti S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vittorio Vecchietti, Antonio Giordani
  • Patent number: 4992265
    Abstract: A hair care composition comprising at least 1,000 IUg.sup.-1 of an ester of retinol in a topically acceptable carrier is useful for increasing the diameter of growing hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Beecham Group p.l.c.
    Inventors: Walter B. Davis, Margaret D. Batt, Benjamin D. Ridge
  • Patent number: 4992274
    Abstract: A fibrinolytically active hybrid protein which comprises one chain of a 2-chain protease linked to a chain of a different 2-chain protease, or to the same chain of the same protease, at least one of the chains in the hybrid protein being derived from a fibrinolytically active protease, such that the hybrid protein has a catalytic site essential for fibrinolytic activity which is optionally blocked by a removable blocking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Beecham Group p.l.c.
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Robinson, Ian Dodd
  • Patent number: 4990144
    Abstract: A non-adherent wound dressing comprising a film which contains depressions over the wound contacting area of the dressing is described. The depressions contain a viscous pharmaceutical composition which is suitable for topical application to the skin and which preferably contains from 1 to 12.5% by weight of antibacterial agent. In a preferred form of the dressing each depression has an aperture at its apex whereby transmission of wound exudate through the dressing to an absorbent placed on the non-wound contacting surface of the dressing is permitted while at the same time the pharmaceutical composition may release its medicament to the environment of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Smith and Nephew Associated Companies plc
    Inventor: Patrick L. Blott
  • Patent number: 4988825
    Abstract: Aldehydes and ketones, other than acetone, are oxidized with an alkali metal perborate in the presence of an acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Cooper Union Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Bove
  • Patent number: D315300
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Diana De Silva Cosmetiques SpA
    Inventor: Pierre Dinand