Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Michael L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8326182
    Abstract: A printing machine having a colorant support, a transfer device, a delivery apparatus, and a colorant stripper. The transfer device is arranged to transfer colorant from a reservoir onto the colorant support such that during operation of the printing machine, a colorant is transferred from the transfer device onto the colorant support. The delivery apparatus is arranged to deliver at least part of the colorant from the colorant support onto a printing medium or a transfer means. The colorant support and the colorant stripper are arranged so that during operation of the printing machine, non-consumed colorant is transferred from the colorant support onto the colorant stripper. The invention is also a method for printing using such an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Aurentum Innovationstechnologien GmbH, BASF SE
    Inventor: Udo Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8293147
    Abstract: A laser-writable molding material containing A) at least one polymer material or at least one precursor compound which can be polymerised to give a polymer material, and B) a particulate salt-like compound or a mixture of particulate salt-like compounds, which under the influence of laser light changes its color or leads to a color change in the component A). In order to enlarge the range of matrix materials hitherto available for laser writing and to overcome the disadvantages of the previously used writing procedures for such matrix materials, the laser-writable molding material according to the invention is characterised in that the at least one polymer material of the component A) is selected from polymer compounds having siloxane crosslinking units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Chemische Fabrik Budenheim KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Scheuer, Joachim Markmann, Gunnar Buehler, Hans-Dieter Naegerl, Thomas Futterer, Ruediger Wissemborski
  • Patent number: 8267667
    Abstract: A magnetic drive metering pump in which a movable thrust member is fixed to a diaphragm and is axially movable in a magnet shroud. The thrust member, on electrically actuating the magnet shroud, is drawn into the magnet shroud against the force of a recuperating spring, and after deactivating the magnet shroud, is returned to a starting position. The diaphragm cooperates alternately with an outlet and an inlet valve to produce a pump stroke in a pump metering head. The magnetic drive metering pump has a reference element associated with the thrust member and diaphragm, the position of which reference element is detected by a positional sensor. The positional sensor provides a signal which has a fixed relationship to the position of the reference element, and the motion of the thrust member is controlled by a control circuit such that it follows a predetermined nominal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Prominent Dosiertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Freudenberger, Andreas Hoehler
  • Patent number: 8240916
    Abstract: A linear guidance system having a guide rail and a carriage. The carriage is guided displaceably on the guide rail by way of at least two ball bearings, wherein the ball bearings respectively comprise a plurality of balls and a strip-shaped ball cage. The guide rail has running surfaces and the carriage has running surfaces for the rolling movement of the balls of the ball bearings. The ball cage has a plurality of substantially circular through openings which are arranged in succession in a row and into which the balls are inserted, wherein the inside diameter of the through openings tapers conically in the direction from a running surface of the guide rail to the associated running surface of the carriage to an inside diameter or is constricted by limiting means to an inside diameter which is smaller than the diameter of the balls so that the balls are secured in the through openings to prevent them from falling out of the through openings in the direction of the running surface of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Accuride International GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhold Traiser
  • Patent number: 8236927
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for producing an aqueous albumin solution from a starting albumin solution which contains stabilizer molecules which are capable of occupying binding sites of the albumin, wherein in a method for increasing the albumin binding capacity (ABiC) for other molecules, at least a portion of the stabilizer molecules is removed from the albumin of the starting albumin solution and separated from the starting albumin solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Albutec GmbH
    Inventor: Katrin Stange
  • Patent number: 8202081
    Abstract: A cavity member for a mold cavity structure for the production of hollow body moldings, wherein the cavity member has a substantially hollow-cylindrical element, wherein a cooling passage is provided at the outside of the hollow-cylindrical element. To provide a cavity member which is simple to manufacture and which permits more effective cooling of the cavity member it is proposed in accordance with the invention that there are provided one or more guide elements for forming the cooling passage, wherein the guide elements and the hollow-cylindrical element are in the form of separate parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: MHT Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG
    Inventors: Witold Neter, Helmut Thoemmes, Marek Hoenisch
  • Patent number: 8198432
    Abstract: This invention describes a first report on the synthesis of certain 124I-labelled photosensitizers related to chlorines and bacteriochlorins with long wavelength absorption in the range of 660-800 nm. In preliminary studies, these compounds show a great potential for tumor detection by positron emission tomography (PET) and treatment by photodynamic therapy (PDT). The development of tumor imaging or improved photodynamic therapy agent(s) itself represent an important step, but a dual function agent (PET imaging and PDT) provides the potential for diagnostic body scan followed by targeted therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Health Research, Inc., The Research Foundation of SUNY
    Inventors: Ravindra K. Pandey, Munawwar Sajjad, Suresh Pandey, Amy Gryshuk, Allan Oseroff, Stephanie Pincus, legal representative, Hani A. Nabi
  • Patent number: 8182261
    Abstract: A bottom insert for a mold cavity for the production of moldings of plastic material. The mold cavity has a main body with a hot side which has a recess for receiving molten plastic material under pressure and a cold side having a recess, the inside contour of which is intended to come into contact with the molding to be produced and to shape the outside contour thereof. A gate (17) is provided that connects the recess of the hot side to the recess of the cold side and is intended to introduce molten plastic material from the hot side into the cold side. In accordance with the invention there is provided a device for thermal insulation within the bottom insert between the hot side and the cold side of the bottom insert to permit more rapid cooling of the cold side by restricting heat flow from the hot side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: MHT Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG
    Inventors: Witold Neter, Helmut Thömmes, Stefan Schweininger
  • Patent number: 8152357
    Abstract: A vessel (1) for the mixing of fluid substances (4) is provided, which is fully lined on the inside with synthetic enamel or the like and which includes a main body (2), a lid (3) for the main body, a stirrer (5) inside the main body (2), and a multiplicity of additional devices (12, 15) for controlling and monitoring the substance mixture, characterized in that it has a multiplicity of support elements (13) for the multiplicity of additional devices (12, 15), which are integrally mounted on the inner surfaces of the main body and are likewise fully coated, each support element (13) being suitable for removable mounting of the respective additional device of the multiplicity of additional devices (12, 15) inside the main body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Pfaudler-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Gianni Artusi
  • Patent number: 8133473
    Abstract: A compound comprising a chemical combination of a photodynamic tetra-pyrrolic compound with a plurality of radionuclide element atoms such that the compound may be used to enhance MR imaging and also be used as a photodynamic compound for use in photodynamic therapy to treat hyperproliferative tissue. The preferred compounds have the structural formula: where R1, R2, R2a R3, R3a R4, R5, R5a R6, R7, R7a, and R8 cumulatively contain at least two functional groups that will complex or combine with an MR imaging enhancing element or ion. The compound is intended to include such complexes and combinations and includes the use of such compounds for MR imaging and photodynamic therapy treatment of tumors and other hyperproliferative tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Health Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravindra K. Pandey, Zachary Grossman, Peter Kanter, Thomas J. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 8096339
    Abstract: An ultrasonic welding tool with fluid drive, wherein the ultrasonic welding tool (2) is connected by way of a piston rod (3) to a working piston (5) which is guided in a housing (4) of the drive, wherein the working piston (5) sub-divides the drive housing (4) into a primary chamber (6) and a secondary chamber (7), wherein each of the chambers is able to communicate by way of a valve (16) with a fluidized pressure source, wherein at least one sensor (18, 19) is provided for detecting a physical property of the fluid drive which sensor emits an actual signal which is in relationship with the physical property detected and which via a control circuit controls the two valves in such a way that the physical property detected follows a reference value profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Volker Aust
  • Patent number: 8025500
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a transfer element (1, 9) for an injection molding system comprising a flow lumen for a plasticised plastic material. To provide a transfer element for an injection molding system, which makes it possible to further increase the material throughput of the injection molding system without having to tolerate increased wear of seals and other system components, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that it has a device for degassing of the flow lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: MHT Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Puest, Matthias Brinzing
  • Patent number: 8002540
    Abstract: A neck block of a molding tool for the production of a hollow body preform by means of injection molding, wherein the neck block has a main body with a shaping surface which is adapted to the external contour of a neck portion of the hollow body preform to be produced and is provided to come into contact in the injection molding operation with the neck portion of the hollow body preform, wherein furthermore there is provided at least one cooling passage for a cooling fluid which at least portion-wise extends substantially parallel to the shaping surface. The neck block is further provided with an inlet and an outlet and an inlet passage and an outlet passage which connect the inlet and the outlet respectively to the cooling passage. The cooling passage is arranged closer to the shaping surface than the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: MHT Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG
    Inventors: Witold Neter, Marek Hoenisch, Klaus Wegmann, Stefan Schweininger, Christian Wagner
  • Patent number: 7947729
    Abstract: A compound having preferential localization in tumor tissue relative to normal tissue, a preferential electromagnetic absorption at a wavelength between about 660 and 900 nm, and a fluorescence at a wavelength shifted from the preferential absorption by at least +30 nm and preferably at least +50 nm. The compound further preferably destroys tumor tissue in which it is absorbed when exposed to light at its preferential absorption wavelength. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the compound is a conjugate of a tumor avid tetrapyrrole compound with a fluorescent dye, and more preferably the fluorescent dye is an indocyanine dye such as indocyanine green. The tumor avid tetrapyrrole compound is preferably a porphyrin derivative selected from the group consisting of chlorins, bacteriochlorins, purpurins and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Health Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravindra K. Pandey, Yihui Chen, William Potter, Allan Oseroff
  • Patent number: 7942979
    Abstract: A process for cleaning a wire or the outer surface of a tube using one or more textile or textile-like material strands that runs substantially parallel, but opposite, to the direction of travel of the wire or tube, that may contain at least one cleaning material, and that are arranged to run in the form of at least one loop lying on the wire or tube, characterized in that the speed and the tension of the textile or textile-like material strand is adjusted and regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Boockmann GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Boockmann
  • Patent number: 7942486
    Abstract: A linear guide system having a slide-out member including a support element and two elongate guides extending rearwardly laterally of the support element and having at least one pair of stationary outer rails mounted in a horizontally extending position on the inside of a carcass wall and slides each of which is slidably supported on a respective outer rail along the length thereof. An engagement apparatus is provided for bringing the guides of slide-out members into engagement with slides and a locking apparatus is provided for locking at least one slide in an extended position with respect to displacement travel of the slide-out member and locks the slide against displacement when a guide of the slide-out member is brought out of engagement with the slide and unlocks the slide for displacement along the outer rail when the guides of the slide-out member is brought into engagement with the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Accuride International GmbH
    Inventor: Friedhelm Petri
  • Patent number: 7897140
    Abstract: Novel tetrapyrollic water soluble photosensitizing and imaging compounds and the methods of treating and imaging hyperproliferative tissue, e.g. tumors and hypervacularized tissue such as found in macular degeneration. Broadly, the compounds are tetrapyrollic photosensitizer compounds where the tetrapyrollic compound is a chlorin, bacteriochlorin, porphyrin, pyropheophorbide, purpurinimide, or bacteriopurpurinimide having 3 to 6 —CH2CONHphenylCH2CH(N(CH2COOH)2))(CH2N(CH2COOH)(CH2CH2N(CH2COOH)2)) groups or esters thereof or complexes thereof with gadolinium(III).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Health Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravindra K. Pandey, Lalit Goswami, Joseph Spernyak, Peter Kanter, Richard Mazurchuk
  • Patent number: 7894071
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a measurement chip (1) for carrying out measurements of transmission and/or emission and/or scattering of light by a fluid sample in an operator unit, wherein the measurement chip has a base plate (2) produced from a transparent polymer material, provided in the base plate (2) are at least one measurement cell (3) for receiving a fluid sample and fluid passages (4, 4) for supplying and discharging fluid to and from the measurement cell (3), and provided in and/or on the base plate (2) outside the measurement cell (3) are mirror surfaces (5) which are so arranged that they direct light emitted from and/or scattered by a fluid sample in the measurement cell (3) from the measurement chip (1), preferably in the direction of a light detector provided in an operator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Institut Fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH
    Inventors: Ines Frese, Elzbieta Nahrstedt, Klaus-Stefan Drese
  • Patent number: 7878345
    Abstract: A folding rack for receiving and transporting bags, for receiving objects, to be suspended in the rack. The rack has a base part and side frame parts which are connected articulatedly to the base part at their lower end and are pivotal at least about 90° or more in relation to the base part, from a position perpendicular to the base part into a position substantially parallel to the base part. A cross strut is articulated to an upper end region of each of the side frame parts. The struts are pivotal toward one another parallel to the base part, and free ends thereof are connectable to one another in a substantially rigid manner so that the upper end regions of the side frame parts are held by the cross struts, which are articulated to the upper regions of the side frame parts and are rigidly connected to one another, at a minimum spacing defined by the cross struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Conteyor Multibag Systems, N.V.
    Inventor: Ronny Tourlamain
  • Patent number: RE43274
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds for detection, diagnosis and treatment of target tissues or target compositions, including hyperproliferative tissues such as tumors, using photodynamic methods. In particular, photosensitizer compounds that collect in hyperproliferative tissue are provided. In another embodiment, compounds that absorb light at a wavelength of from about 700 to about 850 nm are provided. In a further embodiment, compounds that are detectable by magnetic resonance imaging are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Health Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravindra K. Pandey, William R. Potter, Thomas J. Dougherty