Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Millen White Zelano & Branigan
  • Patent number: 8197709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chemical compounds containing five or more benzene rings arranged in a linear manner and two bridging units between these rings, where at least one of these units represents a —CF2O— bridge. The invention additionally relates to liquid-crystalline media and to high-frequency components comprising these media, in particular antennae, especially for the gigahertz range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit berschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Lars Lietzau, Werner Binder, Atsutaka Manabe, Helmut Haensel
  • Patent number: 8198452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of enantiomerically enriched or pure compounds of formula I wherein R1, R2, R3, R6, R7 and Q are defined as in claim 1 as well as their crystalline forms for the treatment of proliferative diseases such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft MIT Beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Kai Schiemann, Ulrich Emde, Tobias Schlueter, Christoph Saal, Michael Maiwald
  • Patent number: 8197559
    Abstract: Process for the continuous hydrogenation of triglyceride containing raw materials in a fixed bed reactor system having several catalyst beds arranged in series and comprising hydrogenation catalyst. The raw material feed, hydrogen containing gas and diluting agent are passed together through the catalyst beds at hydrogenation conditions. The raw material feed stream as well as the stream of hydrogen containing gas are divided into an equal number of different partial streams. These are each passed to one catalyst bed in such a manner that the weight ratio of diluting agent to raw material feed is essentially the same at the entrance of all catalyst beds and does not exceed 4:1. The claimed process is preferably conducted at low temperatures and allows the utilization of existing units due to the low recycle ratio. Further, a sufficient excess of hydrogen is used so that no valuable product is lost through decarb-reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Detlef Abe, Frank Eschenroder, David Laban, Hartmut Schutter, Laurent Bournay, Thierry Chapus, Nathalie Dupassieux
  • Patent number: 8192527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing hydrogen of very high purity from a feed predominantly containing said hydrogen and a minor part of impurities mainly consisting of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane and heavier hydrocarbons. The purification method by hydrogen adsorption using a desorption stage at a lower pressure than the pressure of the feed, such as a PSA method for example, allows to produce the desorption stream and notably to recover the carbon dioxide under pressure and high-purity hydrogen, with a high yield. These performances are obtained by combining the successive stages of the method according to the invention with the use of a new family of adsorbent whose dynamic capacity at a high desorption pressure is greater than that of conventional adsorbents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Gerhard Pirngruber, Elsa Jolimaitre, Luc Wolff, Damien Leinekugel le Cocq
  • Patent number: 8194245
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for measuring the concentrations of species present at one point of a separation unit functioning in simulated moving bed mode (SMB), using an immersing probe located at one point in the unit or on one of the streams entering or leaving said unit, and a thermocouple located in the vicinity of the immersing probe, in which a Raman spectrum obtained using a laser source functioning at a wavelength of 785 nm is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Gerard Hotier, Philibert Leflaive, Mathieu Digne, Philippe Marteau, Jean-Lucien Molle, Michel Leclercq, Sophie Dewally-Morel
  • Patent number: 8193252
    Abstract: This present invention disclosed the use of mesoprogestins, a new class of progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs), for the treatment and prevention of benign hormone dependent gynecological disorders: a) for the treatment of gynecological disorder such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, postoperative peritoneal adhesions, dysfunctional bleeding (metrorrhagia, menorrhagia) and dysmenorrhea; b) for the prevention of gynecological disorders such as postoperative, peritoneal adhesions, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (metrorrhagia, menorrhagia) and dysmenorrhea; and c) a method of treatment and prevention of the above mentioned disorders in a female, preferably in a human female, in need of treatment or prevention of one or more of these disorders, with an effective amount of a mesoprogestin. Mesoprogestins are defined as compounds possessing both agonistic and antagonistic activities at the progesterone receptor (PR) in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Pharma AG
    Inventors: Kristof Chwalisz, Walter Elger, Gerd Shubert
  • Patent number: 8191182
    Abstract: The invention relates in particular to a housing for protecting and masking a toilet bowl whose top part is provided with a peripheral inwardly folded edge which delimits with the bowl a water distribution channel and which is characterized in that it consists of a body (30) and a cover part (32) which is open in the center thereof, is independent of said body (30) and is arrangeable on the body in such a way that it covers the peripheral edge (11) of the bowl, wherein the body (30) is provided with an anchoring part (5) interacting with the cover part (32) and said anchoring and cover (32) parts comprise complementarily shaped connecting means (51, 330).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Mauduit
  • Patent number: 8188288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to 2-adamantylurea derivatives of formula I as selective inhibitors of the enzyme 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1) and the use of such compounds for the treatment and prevention of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity, lipid disorders, glaucoma, osteoporosis, cognitive disorders, anxiety, depression, immune disorders, hypertension and other diseases and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Denis Carniato, Christine Charon, Johannes Gleitz, Didier Roche, Bjoern Hock
  • Patent number: 8188087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel crystalline forms of (3-cyano-1H-indol-7-yl)-[4-(4-fluorophenethyl)piperazin-1-yl]methanone phosphate and to pharmaceutical compositions containing said forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Susan Marie Reutzel-Eden, Gregory Alan Stephenson
  • Patent number: 8188138
    Abstract: Compounds of a certain formula I, in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 have the meanings indicated in the description, as well as salts thereof are novel effective HDAC inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: 4SC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Maier, Thomas Beckers, Rolf-Peter Hummel, Martin Feth, Matthias Müller, Thomas Bär
  • Patent number: 8185974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet in which the bowl (1) has at least one bearing (4) with an open cross section, preferably a curved wall, particularly in the general shape of a C, against which is rotatably engaged at least one part forming a pivot (20) attached to a moving part such as a flap forming a lid, a seat or a urinal, characterized in that said pivot (20) and said bowl each comprise means of mutual magnetic attraction (6) so arranged that said moving part (2) can be moved between a lowered position resting on the bowl (1) or roughly parallel to the upper plane of the bowl, and a raised position, wherein said pivot (20) is engaged in said bearing (4), and this pivot (20) can be separated from said bearing (4) provided said moving part (2) is pulled strongly enough to overcome the force of magnetic attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Daniel Mauduit
    Inventor: Daniel Mauduit
  • Patent number: 8188180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to binders, to processes for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof in formulations, surface coatings, inks and plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Gerhard Jonschker, Joerg Pahnke, Johanna Schuetz-Widoniak, Matthias Koch
  • Patent number: 8181483
    Abstract: Discloses are processes for preparing conductive glass-ceramics employ segregation or ion exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Mark Davis, Paula Vullo
  • Patent number: 8182011
    Abstract: This invention provides a slide deck device, for a vehicle, which prevents a slide deck from rattling with respect to a floor surface of a vehicle even if an upward load is applied to the side deck in a state where the slide deck is completely drawn into the vehicle. The slide deck device is provided with a supporting member 30 provided on a floor surface 15 and supporting an undersurface of a slide deck 20, a floor contact-member 52 provided on the floor surface, and a slide deck contact-member 60 provided on the undersurface of the slide deck. When the slide deck is located at the accommodated position, the slide deck contact-member is in contact with the undersurface of the floor contact-member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignees: Shiroki Corporation, Hayashi Telempu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Suzuki, Toshiro Tamura, Susumu Iwasawa, Takehiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 8183279
    Abstract: Novel 1,3-dihydroisoindole derivatives of the formula (I), in which R1-R3 have the meanings indicated in claim 1, are HSP90 inhibitors and can be used for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of diseases in which the inhibition, regulation and/or modulation of HSP90 plays a role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft Mit Beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Hans Michael Eggenweiler, Christian Sirrenberg, Hans Peter Buchstaller
  • Patent number: 8183265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to 2-adamantyl-butyramide derivatives of formula I as selective inhibitors of the enzyme 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD-1) and the use of such compounds for the treatment and prevention of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity, lipid disorders, glaucoma, osteoporosis, cognitive disorders, anxiety, depression, immune disorders, hypertension and other diseases and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Didier Roche, Denis Carniato, Liliane Doare, Christine Charon, Caroline Leriche
  • Patent number: 8181831
    Abstract: A container and associated dispenser for liquid is configured to dispense residual liquid from the container after the bulk of liquid has been dispensed from the container. This is accomplished by having a conical projection on the bottom of the container which causes residual liquid to flow into a gutter defined by the wall of the container and the surface of the conical projection. A dip-tube is connected to the dispenser and is rotatable in order to revolve the open free end of the dip-tube to access any circumferential location in the gutter in order to pick up residual liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Powell Chapin
  • Patent number: 8181430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for producing packs of a food that comes in slices, in particular individually packaged processed cheese slices. The pack of food is put together from two uniform product stacks of food slices. The first product stack is transported via a first feed segment, and the second product stack is transported via a second feed segment, in each case horizontally by means of a transport means at transport speed. The feed segments are guided over one another in parallel in a collection area, and the upper feed segment ends at a sliding edge that defines a collection point, whereby means for synchronization are adjusted such that a product stack that arrives via the sliding edge is neatly placed onto the product stack that is transported to the lower feed segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Hockland Natec GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Zeuschner, Ottmar Rupp, Andreas Biggel
  • Patent number: 8183172
    Abstract: A catalyst is described which comprises at least one zeolite with structure type EUO, at least one zeolite selected from IM-5 zeolite and zeolites with structure type MFI, MOR, BEA and MTW, at least one group VIII metal, at least one group IIIA metal and at least one porous mineral matrix. The catalyst of the invention is used in a process for isomerizing a feed comprising aromatic compounds containing 8 carbon atoms per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Guillon, Eric Sanchez, Sylvie Lacombe
  • Patent number: D660720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umenaka