Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lonnie R. Drayer
  • Patent number: 5834679
    Abstract: Methods for producing a gas generator for a vehicle occupant restraint system with an autoignition means are disclosed. The autoignition composition used in the method preferably comprises Pb(SCN).sub.2 and chlorate oxidizer which undergo rapid autoignition at temperatures from approximately 190.degree.-220.degree. C. The inventive method provides for the use of aluminum for the gas generator housing. Through the method of this invention, autoignition compositions are safely manufactured by wet blending and are installed via automation in the interior of the inflator housing. When aluminum housings are used, a barrier material is used to prevent corrosion of the aluminum by the autoignition composition. Optionally, the dried autoignition material is coated with a protective substance to prevent water absorption and mechanical abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Edwin Seeger
  • Patent number: 5704639
    Abstract: An airbag for use in an occupant protection system has a venting mechanism which allows inflation gas to vent from the airbag only after a predetermined inflation pressure is attained. The venting mechanism includes a ventilation opening and a sealing member overlying the opening which inhibits the venting of the inflation gas. The sealing member has a frangible region which remains intact below the predetermined inflation pressure, but which breaks open when the predetermined inflation pressure is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Cundill, Stuart James Smith
  • Patent number: 5700782
    Abstract: A liquid enteral nutritional product has been formulated which has utility, for example, for persons with cancer who are not currently undergoing radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. The nutritional product is characterized by a fatty acid profile wherein, by weight: (a) the ratio of the sum of the n-3 to n-6 fatty acids is in the range of 1.37 to 1.70; (b) Eicosapentaenoic Acid (23:6n-3) is about 2.7-3.0% of total fatty acids.; and (c) Docosahexaenoic Acid (22:6n-3) is about 1.3-1.4% of total fatty acids. Preferably the nutritional product also contains intact protein, .beta.-carotene, carnitine and taurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Frederick Oliver Cope, Linda Sue Rausch, Ernest William Richards, Michelle Marie Smith, Bonnie Chandler Abbruzzese, Joan Marie Pero
  • Patent number: 5698222
    Abstract: A calcium supplement in solid form contains calcium glycerophosphate, vitamin D and vitamin C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Terrence Bruce Mazer, Normanella Torres DeWille, Michael Allen Chandler, Robert John Ragan, Gregory Allan Snowden, Maureen Elizabeth Geraghty, Catherine Dubinin Johnson, Lonnie Richard Drayer
  • Patent number: 5681600
    Abstract: A method of making a stable liquid nutritional product is disclosed. The method includes the steps of forming a protein solution, a carbohydrate solution, and an oil blend, adding a small amount of a nutritional ingredient containing soy polysaccharide as a source of dietary fiber to one of these, combining appropriate quantities of these solutions, and heat processing and microfluidizing the combined solution. The amount of the nutritional ingredient containing soy polysaccharide as a source of dietary fiber is preferably less than 6,500 ppm, and is most preferably between 3,000 and 6,000 ppm of the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Antinone, Michelle Marie Smith, Kent Lee Cipollo, Terrence Bruce Mazer
  • Patent number: 5661261
    Abstract: A solid composition for generating gases when ignited is a combination 5-aminotetrazole and at least two oxidizers selected from the group consisting of potassium nitrate, potassium per-chlorate, ferric oxide, copper oxide and manganese dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Coodly Puttasastry Ramaswamy, Cezary Grzelczyk
  • Patent number: 5547927
    Abstract: An enteral nutritional product has been formulated for persons who are currently undergoing radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. The nutritional product has a protein system which includes a soy protein hydrolysate. The nutritional product is very low in folic acid, contains .beta.-carotene, and has a ratio of n-6 to n-3 fatty acids that is in the range of about 1.3:1 to 2.5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Frederick O. Cope, Normanella T. DeWille, Ernest W. Richards, Terrence B. Mazer, Bonnie C. Abbruzzese, Gregory A. Snowden, Nickki L. Parlet, Laura A. Pease
  • Patent number: 5545414
    Abstract: A nutritional product having a solid matrix containing protein, fat and carbohydrate has disposed therein particles of dietary fiber encapsulated in zein. The preferred dietary fiber is guar. Such a nutritional product may be used for reducing the serum cholesterol in a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Stephen R. Behr, Jeffrey K. Seeds, Catherine S. Lamb, Keith A. Garleb, Joseph E. Walton
  • Patent number: 5538952
    Abstract: The infection of mammalian cells by RSV may be inhibited by native human .beta.-casein, a recombinant form of human .beta.-casein, and hydrolysates of both. The human .beta.-casein or hydrolysate may be contained in a liquid enteral nutritional product such as an infant formula. The enteral nutritional product may be used, for example, in the prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infection in infants. The human .beta.-casein or hydrolysate may also be administered as a throat spray or nasally using drops or a spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Pradip Mukerji, Amanda E.-Y. Seo, Steven N. Anderson, Joseph P. Schaller
  • Patent number: 5525346
    Abstract: A diaper or diaper is impregnated with a skin lotion containing a linear polydimethylsilorane polymer, a non-ionic emulsifier consisting of polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid esters, sorbitan fatty acid esters, polyoxyethylene alcohols, or polyoxyethylene fatty ethers, aloe vera, an alkoxylated ether/ester, sodium citrate, citric acid, a blend of propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, methyl paraben, and propyl paraben, and water. Most preferably, the buffering system results in the lotion having a pH of about 5.2 which neutralizes acidic and basic byproducts of urine and fecal matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Donald E. Hartung, Murray J. Sibley, Steven J. McConaghy, Marvin G. Cross, Rosalyn Ruland
  • Patent number: 5514656
    Abstract: A method of providing enteral nutritional support to a person who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy involves including in the person's diet an enteral nutritional product having a protein system which includes a soy protein hydrolysate. The nutritional product is very low in folic acid, contains .beta.-carotene, and has a ratio of n-6 to n-3 fatty acids that is in the range of about 1.3:1 to 2.5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Frederick O. Cope, Normanella T. DeWille, Ernest W. Richards, Terrence B. Mazer, Bonnie C. Abbruzzese, Gregory A. Snowden, Nickki L. Parlet, Laura A. Pease
  • Patent number: 5514655
    Abstract: A liquid enteral nutritional product contains a protein system of, by weight, about 50-90% of a soy protein hydrolysate having a degree of hydrolysis in the range of 14 to 17% and not more than 50% of one or more intact protein sources. The nutritional product may also contain an emulsifier, Iota carrageenan and Kappa carrageenan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Normanella T. DeWille, Terrence B. Mazer, Gregory A. Snowden
  • Patent number: 5508308
    Abstract: A therapeutic method is provided to reduce ischemia/reperfusion injury to the heart muscle by perfusing pyruvylglycine into the circulatory system of a patient who has had a heart attack or suffered coronary occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Robert H. Miller, Mark A. McCamish, Ronald T. Stanko
  • Patent number: 5506209
    Abstract: The infection of mammalian cells by RSV may be inhibited by native human .beta.-casein, a recombinant form of human .beta.-casein, and hydrolysates of both. The human .beta.-casein or hydrolysate may be contained in a liquid enteral nutritional product such as an infant formula. The enteral nutritional product may be used, for example, in the prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infection in infants. The human .beta.-casein or hydrolysate may also be administered as a throat spray or nasally using drops or a spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Pradip Mukerji, Amanda E. Seo, Steven N. Anderson, Joseph P. Schaller
  • Patent number: 5496035
    Abstract: A liquid golf ball center has a spherical polymeric shell which contains a liquid mixture of water and a water soluble poly(ethylene oxide) polymer. The liquid mixture may also contain a substance for increasing the weight of the golf ball center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Herman T. Gilchrist, Sue C. Welsh, Harvey A. McGowan, Gary A. Weller, Richard T. Robertson
  • Patent number: 5494038
    Abstract: The need for a highly viscous couplant gel or water spray to form an acoustical couple for ultrasound testing is eliminated by employing an ultrasound probe module. A porous membrane and an ultrasound probe cooperate to define a chamber which contains a liquid acoustical couplant. When pressure is applied to the liquid acoustical couplant it passes through the porous membrane. The porous membrane and chamber are disposed such that ultrasound signals going to or away from the ultrasound probe pass through the liquid acoustical couplant and porous membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Jianjun Wang, Billy D. Cornelius, Lonnie R. Drayer
  • Patent number: 5492899
    Abstract: An improved enteral nutritional formula containing ribo-nucleotide equivalents (RNA, mono-, di- and triphosphate nucleotides, nucleosides and adjuncts such as activated sugars) at a level of at least 10 mg/100 Kcal (kilocalorie) of formula is disclosed. The formula comprises carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals and four (4) ribo-nucleotide equivalents at specific levels and ratios. The invention also discloses novel methods of production and analytical techniques. An infant formula containing cytidine nucleotide equivalents in the range of 29 to 39 mg/liter of formula, uridine nucleotide equivalents in the range of 15 to 20 mg/liter of formula, adenosine nucleotide equivalents in the range of 10 to 15 mg/liter of formula and guanosine nucleotide equivalents in the range of 14 to 20 mg/liter of formula provides a dietary formula that enhances the immune system and alleviates diarrhea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Marc L. Masor, James L. Leach, Bruce E. Molitor, John D. Benson, Jeffrey H. Baxter
  • Patent number: 5488039
    Abstract: An improved enteral nutritional formula containing ribo-nucleotide equivalents (RNA, mono-, di- and triphosphate nucleotides, nucleosides and adjuncts such as activated sugars) at a level of at least 10 mg/100 Kcal (kilocalorie) of formula is disclosed. The formula comprises carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals and four (4) ribo-nucleotide equivalents at specific levels and ratios. The invention also discloses novel methods of production and analytical techniques. This invention also provides a dietary formula that enhances the immune system and alleviates diarrhea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Marc L. Masor, Gary E. Katz, Douglas G. Bynum
  • Patent number: 5480872
    Abstract: Enteral nutritional support for a person infected with human immunodeficiency virus is provided by including in the diet a nutritional product which contains a soy protein hydrolysate having a degree of hydrolysis in the range of about 14 to 17 and a molecular weight partition, as determined by size exclusion chromatography, wherein 30-60% of the particles have a molecular weight in the range of 1500-5000 Daltons. The nutritional product also contains a source of intact protein. The nutritional product has a ratio, by weight, of n-6 to n-3 fatty acids of about 1.3:1 to 2.5:1. The nutritional product also contains a source of dietary fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Frederick O. Cope, Normanella T. DeWille, Ernest W. Richards, Terrence B. Mazer, Bonnie C. Abbruzzese, Gregory A. Snowden, Michael A. Chandler
  • Patent number: D398573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Marco Cattaneo