Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ludomir A. Budzyn
  • Patent number: 6792743
    Abstract: Medical devices such as medical containers can be formed of glass and annealed which produces a clean device having a low bio-burden, or formed by plastic molding which produces a clean device. The clean devices are immediately transferred to a controlled environment such as a clean room or localized area to avoid the need to maintain cleanliness levels in an entire room. Syringe tip closures can be introduced into the housing assembly, where syringe barrels and tip closures are cleaned with filtered ionized air and the tip closures are coupled to the barrels. The syringe barrels can be filled with a substance and a closure member attached. While still in the housing assembly the syringe barrels can be formed into an array and placed in a clean outer container, which is then closed and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert B. Odell, Donald J. Porfano, James C. Kropatsch, Jorge J. Campos, Mario de Aguero Servin, Patrick G. Carre
  • Patent number: 6722364
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device for administering a medicament to a user includes a medicament reservoir and an entrance port and an exit port each disposed adjacent the reservoir. A gas chamber disposed adjacent the entrance port. The device includes a pressurizing mechanism operable to pressurize said gas chamber to at least a prescribed pressure. A first frangible membrane extends across the entrance port and separates the reservoir from the gas chamber. A second frangible membrane extends across the exit port. When the pressurizing mechanism is attached, at least one of the first and second membranes is responsive to the prescribed pressure in the gas chamber to burst to allow gas to flow through the entrance port and the reservoir and to carry the medicament through the exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert I. Connelly, Vincent J. Sullivan, Charles D. Shermer, Anjana Bhuta, Ronald J. Pettis
  • Patent number: 6658741
    Abstract: A cutting member is provided for mounting onto a guard for a line trimmer, the cutting member having at least one knife edge for cutting vegetation in concert with the flailing filament(s) of the trimmer. The knife edge is spaced from any planes swept by the flailing filaments. Additionally, the cutting member may be provided with a second knife edge that is positioned to trim excess length of the filament(s), thus ensuring no filament extends beyond the guard while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Henry J. Paluszek
  • Patent number: 6118070
    Abstract: A layered insulated conductor pair is provided which can be easily manufactured in inexpensive facilities and with which a highly precise and stable degree of electromagnetic coupling can be obtained. A guide cable also is provided using such a layered insulated conductor pair. The layered insulated conductor pair 10A of one embodiment includes a plurality of film-shaped insulators 13, 13' placed one over another, and each insulator has line conductors 11, 11' of specified shape fixed to its front surface or its inside. The layered insulated conductor pair 10B of a second embodiment includes a single film-shaped insulator having line conductors 11, 11' of specified shape fixed to its front surface or its inside. The layered insulated conductor pair 10C of a third embodiment includes electromagnetic screening layers 20 arranged at intervals in close contact with the conductors 11, 11'.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tamura, Masao Sasagawa, Yoshio Tsuchizaki, Kyouji Mita
  • Patent number: 5979945
    Abstract: A common rail is provided in the pipe joint of the branch connector to improve the strength and resistance against the internal pressure fatigue; said common rail having a longitudinal conduit of a substantially circular section therein and a plurality of branch holes formed in its circumferential wall at an axial spacing, each of the branch holes having a pressure receiving seat formed on the circumferential face thereof and opened to the outside, wherein connected by means of branch connector having a conduit to communicate with the conduit of the common rail, a joint head formed at the end thereof and forming a pressure seat so that the branch pipe is engaged by bringing the pressure face thereof into abutment against the pressure receiving face, a joint portion made integral with or separate from the main pipe rail, and a nut assembled in advance in the branch pipe and fastened into the joint portion against the pressure of the joint head thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Usuikokusai Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Hitachi, Eiji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5967830
    Abstract: A cover 20 is formed with an elastically deformable lock portion 27 which locks a corrugated protection tube 30 to restrict a loose displacement of the corrugated tube 30 along its longitudinal direction. The corrugated tube 30 is mounted as follows. First, the corrugated tube 30 is moved along its longitudinal direction with respect to the tubular cover 20 already mounted on the connector housing 10, and is inserted into the cover 20 from behind. Then, the lock portion 27 is elastically deformed, thereby permitting the insertion. When reaching a specified lock position, the corrugated tube 30 is locked by the lock portions 27, completing the mounting. Since the corrugated tube 30 needs not be positioned with respect to the lock portions 27 when being mounted, this connector has a better operability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 5964033
    Abstract: A tissue nipper is provided to permit efficient trimming of tissue, such as cuticles. The nipper includes a base, arms projecting unitarily from the base and cutting blades at the ends of the arms remote from the base. Portions of the arms near the cutting blades are provided with oppositely directed projections that are slidably receivable in grooves of the opposing arm. The projections and grooves guide the cutting blades precisely into opposed edge-to-edge relationship for efficiently nipping tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Wolf
  • Patent number: 5962812
    Abstract: To facilitate the processing of a shield layer of a shielded cable, an inner tubular member 20 is inserted between a braided wire 3 and an insulation coating 4 of a shielded cable 1. An outer tubular member 10 already mounted on the shielded wire and positioned in its standby position is fitted on the inner tubular member 20. Then, the braided wire 3 is fixed by being held between the inner and outer tubular members 20, 10. Since the outer tubular member 10 is made of a conductive resin material, when it is connected with a housing 27, the braided wire 3 and the housing 27 can be electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sho Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 5957732
    Abstract: A multilevel connector is provided for securely engaging male and female connector housings. The connector 1 includes a main block 4 integrally formed with a receptacle 3, an auxiliary block 5 to be assembled with the main block 4 and a lid 6 to be assembled so as to cover the auxiliary block 5. Terminal cavities 2A are arranged side by side in each of the main and auxiliary blocks 4, 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ito, Makoto Fukamachi
  • Patent number: 5958602
    Abstract: A multi-walled steel pipe includes at least two pipe bodies of different diameters. The two pipe bodies are overlapped with one another. Either the inner surface of the outer pipe body or the outer surface of the inner pipe body is a rough surface having a roughness of 10 to 30 .mu.m. The rough surface is made by brasting, etching, or brushing or by the use of rolls. At least one of the overlapping surfaces is plated with copper to provide a brazing layer by which the overlapping surfaces are brazed together. The pipe bodies are double-walled stainless pipes, seamless stainless pipes, or electroseamed pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Usui Ko Kusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventor: Masayoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 5957165
    Abstract: An apparatus for winding and tightening a band clip (10) around a wiring harness (1) is provided with a base member (100) with a clip retaining means (120) for retaining a clip portion (2) of the band clip (10) in such a manner that a clipping direction (A) and a receiving direction (B) of a band receiving portion (3) extend substantially parallel to each other; a band tip deflecting member (200), movable with respect to the base member (100), for deflecting a band tip (6) of the band clip (10) around the wiring harness (1) towards and through the band receiving portion (3) by reducing the distance between the base member (100) and the band tip deflecting member (200); and a band tightening member (300), movable with respect to the base member (100), for gripping and pulling the band tip (6) having passed the band receiving portion (3) to tighten the band portion (4) by increasing the distance between the base member (100) and the band tightening member (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Watanabe, Ken Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5957507
    Abstract: A joint structure for a branch connector in a common rail, comprising: a main pipe rail having a conduit therein on its axis and a plurality of through holes formed in its circumferential wall at an axial spacing, each of the through holes having a pressure receiving seat formed on the circumferential face thereof and opened to the outside; a branch connector having a conduit to communicate with the conduit of the main pipe rail and including a joint head formed at the end thereof and forming a pressure seat so that the branch connector is engaged with the main pipe rail by bringing the pressure seat thereof into abutment against the pressure receiving seat of the main pipe rail; a joint fitting mounted on the main pipe rail; and a nut assembled in advance in the branch connector and fastened into the joint fitting against the pressure of the joint head thereby to joint the branch connector to the main pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventor: Kikuo Asada
  • Patent number: 5951359
    Abstract: A method is provided for applying personalized indicia, such as a photograph, to a balloon. The method includes employing a commercially available copier to reproduce an image from a photograph onto a thin plastic film having a pressure sensitive adhesive backing. The plastic film is then adhered to a deflated balloon, and the balloon is subsequently inflated. The image applied to the plastic film conforms to the non-planar shape of the balloon without becoming separated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Celebration Station
    Inventors: Jill Robinson Prakopcyk, Debra A. Reichert
  • Patent number: 5945635
    Abstract: A retainer (A) aligns and retains ends (E) of branch wires (W1) and wires (W2) to be connected with the branch wires (W1) through the use of a wire retaining portion (U). The wire retaining portion (U) is formed with cavities (42) which have a specified depth and into which the wires (W1, W2) are individually inserted, and contact members (60) for coming into contact with the wires (W1, W2) inserted into the cavities (42). The contact members (60) prevent the wires (W1, W2) from coming out of the cavities (42). The contact members (60) also move away from the wires (W1, W2) when necessary. The ends (E) of the branch wires (W1) and the wires (W2) to be connected with the branch wires (W1) can be aligned and retained during a wire arranging operation. After forming a bundle of wires, the wires (W1, W2) can be released from the retainer (A) with their ends (E) aligned. The aligned ends (E) can be easily processed at one time. The number of the wires (W1, W2) to be retained can be easily confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koutaro Suzuki, Jun Nakata
  • Patent number: 5941896
    Abstract: A filter and method for trapping emboli during endovascular procedures are provided. In one embodiment of the invention, the filter is formed from a bent, flexible guidewire shaped to define a frame and a porous filtering material mounted to portions thereof. In a collapsed state, the filter can readily pass through the lumen of a catheter and into the bloodstream of a patient. Upon completion of an endovascular procedure, the filter is collapsed and retracted into the catheter. In alternative embodiments of the invention, porous filtering material is mounted to external portions of a catheter, and a control guidewire is provided to selectively expand the filter between open and closed states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center
    Inventor: Andrew Kerr
  • Patent number: 5941477
    Abstract: A stacking reel component having cooperative locking members which when engaged with the cooperative locking members of a second reel component exert and receive axial forces in forming a reel. The reel component is formed to allow compact stacking with other reel components. The hub of the reel component is formed with a plurality of ribs, each pair of ribs defining a through slot therebetween. The hub is also provided with two pairs of apertures. When stacked, the ribs of each reel component registers with the through slots of the adjacent reel components, and the projecting cooperative locking members of each of the reel components is encompassed by a pair of accommodation apertures formed in an adjacent reel component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Plastic Reel Corporation of America
    Inventors: Robert A. Basili, Naiyi Wang, Benjamin R. Zuk
  • Patent number: 5941911
    Abstract: A prosthetic system is provided for secure mounting of a prosthetic component to a bone, and particularly to a bone that may be diseased, damaged or deteriorated. The prosthetic system includes a plurality of screws that are mounted to healthy bone stock. Each screw includes a threaded portion extending from one end and a non-threaded portion extending from the opposed end. The non-threaded portion includes a discontinuous surface configuration thereon. Ends of the screws are positioned to support the prosthetic component. The bone cement is then disposed between the prosthetic component and the bone and in surrounding relationship to portions of the screws that project from the bone. The cement surrounds and attaches to the protrusions on the screws so that the screws and the cement reinforce one another in response to loads imposed thereon during use of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: Frederick F. Buechel
  • Patent number: 5937996
    Abstract: A vibratory screw feed apparatus is provided for delivering controlled rates of particulate materials. The apparatus includes a double walled plastic trough having an open-topped upper recess. A hopper is removably mounted to the top of the trough for feeding particulate materials into the opened top upper recess. The trough further includes a bottom recess. A vibrator is mounted within the bottom recess. A screw feed assembly extends through the trough for feeding particulate material from the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Vibrascrew Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Friedman, Richard C. Wahl
  • Patent number: 5937458
    Abstract: A crib bumper assembly is provided. The crib bumper assembly includes a bottom panel to be positioned between the spring and mattress of a crib. The crib bumper assembly further includes head, foot and side panels articulated to and extending upwardly from the bottom panel. Portions of these panels adjacent the bottom panel will lie in abutting face-to-face engagement with the head, foot and side surfaces of the mattress. The head, foot and side panels extend upwardly from the top surface of the mattress and are formed to include padding. Ties or other such attachments are secured to head, foot and side panels for attachment to spindles or other such structures on the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Susan Fracasso DeRosa
  • Patent number: D414275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventor: Edward Azar