Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm John D. Upham
  • Patent number: 6958150
    Abstract: The amount of adipose tissue, including lipomas, at selected locations in the body is reduced by introducing collagenase or collagenase plus another proteinase into the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Advance Biofactures of Curacao, N.V.
    Inventors: Edwin H. Wegman, Burton Bronsther, Erwin T. Jacob
  • Patent number: 6726959
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for fabricating a coating layer (8) and a portable support (1) provided with such layer, comprising a support body (3) provided on one of its sides (4) with said coating layer (8). The process of the invention is characterized in that, for the fabrication of the coating layer (8), a transient thermoplastic layer (17) is cross-linked so as to make it thermosettable. The invention applies particularly to the fabrication of chip based cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Gemplus
    Inventors: Isabelle Corniglion, Christian Leriche
  • Patent number: 6306240
    Abstract: A method for making cards with an electronic module is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing a card body (1) having a cavity (3, 4), an electronic module (5) shaped to fit said cavity, and a cyanoacrylate adhesive, depositing said adhesive in said cavity, inserting said module into the cavity in a substantially centered position, and pressing said adhesive between the card and the module. According to the method, said adhesive is deposited in an amount sufficient to cover an adhesion surface constituting 50-100% of the surface of said cavity, after pressing, at a temperature of 15-30° C. and at a humidity level of 50-75%. The cards produced by carrying out the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Gemplus
    Inventor: Vincent Permingeat
  • Patent number: 6199912
    Abstract: A simple foldable greeting card wherein, upon opening, decorative display elements self-generate a 3-D effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventor: Yan Finkelshteyn
  • Patent number: 6179751
    Abstract: A device for exercising the tendons and muscles affected by tennis elbow takes the preferred form of a closed band of elastic material of sufficient circumference to fit around the fingers and thumb of the hand. On the band are four finger loops and one thumb loop. The wearer repeatedly extends the fingers and thumb against the tension of the elastic band and then retracts them. This exercising of the inflamed tendons and muscles ameliorates over time the pain and discomfort of tennis elbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: Weldon R. Clears
  • Patent number: 6086872
    Abstract: The cords of Dupuytren's disease are injected with collagenase, the hand is immediately immobilized and maintained immobile for several hours. The cord becomes relaxed or ruptured, relieving the hand contracture of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Advance BioFactures of Curacao, NV
    Inventor: Thomas L. Wegman
  • Patent number: 6022539
    Abstract: A method of treating an individual suffering from Peyronie's disease. Collagenase is injected into a fibrous Peyronie's plaque in the penis of the individual suffering from the disease. The penis immediately after injection, is immobilized and maintained immobile for several hours. The collagenase is in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier in a concentration of about 20,000 to about 40,000 ABC units per ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Advance Biofactures of Curacao
    Inventor: Thomas L. Wegman
  • Patent number: 5851522
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of a particular form of collagenase substantially free of other proteinases to increase the motility of karatinocytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventor: Ira M. Herman
  • Patent number: 5848401
    Abstract: A highly secure hand-held portable postage meter is disclosed that uses partially pre-printed postal tape. Only the date and postage amount remain to be printed on the tape by the meter. The postal tape, pre-printed by Postal Authority, is enclosed within the meter in a removable cartridge. In one embodiment, a new cartridge being pushed into the meter pushes the used cartridge out. An anti-tamper lock is released by a probe key, on the leading face of the cartridge, that couples with a receptor on the trailing face of the used cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Inventors: Robert M. Goldberg, Jerome R. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 5687992
    Abstract: A simple foldable greeting card wherein, upon opening, decorative display elements self-generate a 3-D effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Inventor: Yan Finkelshteyn
  • Patent number: 5449740
    Abstract: Resins are prepared by polymerization of compounds of the formula: ##STR1## where R is a divalent linking group. Blends of a compound of the formula (I) as defined above and a bis-maleimide of the formula: ##STR2## where Ar' is an aromatic linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: The University of Dayton
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, Fred E. Arnold
  • Patent number: 5098772
    Abstract: Decal support sheets, decals, and process for transfer of an image to a substrate. No release layer is interposed between the paper sheet base and the plastic film of the support sheet. The plastic film is applied to the paper base so that it adheres well to the porous surface of the paper and adopts its texture but does not penetrate it. When the decal is soaked in water the adhesion between paper base and plastic film is substantially released but they can withstand substantial horizontal forces without separating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Oscar B. F. af Strom
  • Patent number: 5032449
    Abstract: Decals and process for transfer of images to substrates. A paper base is provided, of which at least one side has been sized and one side only has been treated with pigmented adhesive coating, whereby the pores throughout essentially the whole of the paper's cross section have been filled and the coating and the paper firmly bonded together. The uncoated side is not substantially porous and is essentially free from filler material. An image and a plastic film, in either order, are applied on the non-coated surface and not penetrating the same, the said paper when wet being easily releasable from the film/image, from which it may be removed in essentially one piece or a few large pieces, thanks to the bonding effect of the sizing and the pigmented coating. The resulting decal can be applied to substrates in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Oscar R. F. af Strom
  • Patent number: 5020802
    Abstract: A golf training device and method giving instantaneous feedback of the quality of the shot. Two opposite, substantially parallel walls are provided between which the golfer stands with his club and a light-weight training ball. Each wall is marked with a grid on the side facing the other wall. The golfer strikes the ball with a driver or approach club towards the front wall. By observing, visually or electronically, where the ball strikes the wall or walls and the floor, the direction and distance of flight are ascertained, against which can be compared subsequent shots in order to determine consistency and improvement. The device and method may be used for various competitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Oscar R. F. af Strom
  • Patent number: 4250226
    Abstract: Steel ribbons and wires having quenched martensite or bainite microstructure are disclosed having an organic adhesive coating which is degraded at the steel-adhesive interface. The products are useful as steel tire reinforcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Graham, George H. Thaxton, Francis M. Mitchell, Robert P. Bell
  • Patent number: 4230537
    Abstract: A biochemical device and method for the determination of dissolved gases in solution is provided which employs a dry electrode/sample interface. Dissolved oxygen or other gas concentration in a liquid sample is measured by its diffusion through a selectively permeable membrane which is an integral part of a disposable receptacle. The receptacle makes contact with a gas-sensing electrode at the locus of the selectively permeable membrane whereby the determination of the concentration of said gas is made by the electrode without ever touching the liquid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Jacques J. Delente, Lloyd E. Weeks
  • Patent number: 4151107
    Abstract: The reaction of carbon monoxide and water to produce hydrogen and carbon dioxide is catalyzed by a rhodium or iridium component with an iodide promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: Thomas C. Singleton
  • Patent number: 4145281
    Abstract: Process for the removal of chromium and zinc corrosion inhibitor compounds from cooling tower blowdown streams, comprising contacting the water of said streams first with a weakly basic anion exchange resin and then with a weakly acidic cation exchange resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Weishaar, F. Leon Ballard
  • Patent number: 4133726
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrolytic flow-cell apparatus and a process for effecting sequential electrochemical reactions of redoxidative compounds at a porous working electrode. The porous working electrode has a first face and a second and opposite face, at which faces the sequential reactions are effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: John H. Wagenknecht, Dean G. Laurin
  • Patent number: 4132611
    Abstract: Organic electrophiles are added to carbon acids via catalysis by electrogenerated bases to yield carbon acid-organic electrophile addition products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Manuel M. Baizer, Richard D. Goodin, Richard C. Hallcher