Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Millen White Zelano & Branigan
  • Patent number: 8324439
    Abstract: A method of treating feedstocks from renewable sources in order to produce diesel fuel bases of excellent quality. The feedstocks used can be, for example, raw vegetable oils or such oils that have been previously subjected to a prerefining stage, animal fats, or mixtures of such feedstocks. The method includes fixed bed catalytic hydrotreatment, followed by fixed bed hydroisomerization with a catalyst based on monodimensional 10 MR zeolite and at least one metal from group VIII and/or VIB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Guillon, Christophe Bouchy, Nathalie Dupassieux, Antoine Daudin, Thierry Chapus
  • Patent number: 8324296
    Abstract: Described herein is a non-halogen flame-retardant synthetic resin composition which contains the (poly)phosphate compound represented by the following formulae (1)and (3)and layered silicate: where X1 is ammonia or a triazine derivative and Y1 is a diamine containing a [R1R2N(CH2)mNR3R4] group, piperazine or a diamine containing a piperazine ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kaneda, Yuki Endo, Tomoyuki Hatanaka, Akihiro Yamaki, Yohei Harada, Mitsuru Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8324129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photocatalytically active coatings for surfaces of buildings, vehicles, equipment, paths and the like which comprise interference pigments as photocatalytically active material and optionally an infrared light-absorbent material, to processes for the production of such surfaces, and to objects coated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Matthias Kuntz, André Salie
  • Patent number: 8324412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the reliable and reproducible preparation of 4-[17?-methoxy-17?-methoxymethyl-3-oxoestra-4,9-dien-11?-yl]benzaldehyde (E)-oxime (asoprisnil) on the pilot and manufacturing scale. Asoprisnil, which is prepared by this method, is distinguished by a very good physical stability and is therefore particularly suitable for the manufacture of solid pharmaceutical forms (tablets, coated tablets, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Pharma AG
    Inventors: Detlef Grawe, Sabine Gliesing, Hagen Gerecke, Peter Hoesel, Uwe Mueller, Thomas Michel, Robert Eilers, Uwe Knabe, Bernd Erhart, Michael Mosebach, David Voigtlaender, Ulf Tilstam, Jürgen Jacke, Klaus Bahl, Ulf Bohlmann, Dieter Wehmeier, Michael Sander
  • Patent number: 8323881
    Abstract: A method of injecting cells into a biological tissue comprising thrusting injection needle (200) under microvibration into tissue (5) secured by suction to tissue suction means (210) and effecting injection of a cell suspension into the tissue through the needle. There is also provided an apparatus for cell injection into the biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Japan as represented by President of National Cardiovascular Center, Nipro Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Fujisato, Akio Kishida, Soichiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 8324432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the synthesis of acrolein by means of dehydration of the glycerol in the presence of a solid acid catalyst having a Hammett acidity of less than +2, such as sulfated zirconium oxides, phosphated zirconium oxides, tungstated zirconium oxides, silicated zirconium oxides, sulfated tin or titanium oxides, phosphated aluminas or silicas, doped iron phosphates, and phosphotungstic or silicotungstic acid salts placed in a reactive medium comprising a gaseous phase containing between 1 and 3000 ppm of an acid compound according to the Pearson classification, selected, for example, from SO3, SO2, and NO2, the dehydration reaction being carried out either in a gaseous phase or in a liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Patent number: 8323527
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel fluorene derivatives, which are especially suitable for use in birefringent films with negative optical dispersion, to novel liquid crystal (LC) formulations and polymer films comprising them, and to the use of the fluorene derivatives, formulations and films in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Patent number: 8318006
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an improved once-through process for hydrocracking hydrocarbon-containing feeds with high nitrogen contents, with partial elimination of ammonia, for example by a hot flash located between the hydrorefining zone and the hydrocracking zone. Said hot flash drum functions at a pressure close to that of the hydrorefining reactor and at a temperature in the range from 150° C. to the hydrorefining reactor outlet temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Eric Benazzi, Pierre Marion, Christophe Gueret
  • Patent number: 8318745
    Abstract: Crystal forms of (6R)-L-erythro-tetrahydrobiopterin dihydrochloride, hydrates and solvates and processes for their preparation are provided. These crystal forms are either intermediates for the preparation of stable polymorphic form B or are suitable for solid formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Merck & CIE
    Inventors: Rudolf Moser, Viola Groehn, Thomas Egger, Fritz Blatter
  • Patent number: 8318048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of preparing substituted pentacenes, to novel pentacenes prepared by this process, to the use of the novel pentacenes as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electrooptical or electronic devices including field effect transistors (FETs), electroluminescent, photovoltaic and sensor devices, and to FETs and other semiconducting components or materials comprising the novel pentacenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Steven Tierney, Martin Heeney, Clare Bailey, Weimin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8318961
    Abstract: The invention relates to new substances which are derived from cholesterol, cholesterol sulphate and cholesterol esters of a natural, semi-synthetic or synthetic origin in that they represent oligomers with a specific type of cross-linkage of the starting substances based on cholesterol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: PLT Patent & Licensing Trading Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans-Uwe Wolf
  • Patent number: 8318613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, which are useful for the generation of patterned or structured SiO2-layers or of SiO2-lines during the manufacturing process of semiconductor devices, and which are suitable for the application in inkjet operations. The present invention also relates to a modified process of manufacturing semiconductor devices taking advantage of these new compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Stockum, Ingo Koehler, Arjan Meijer, Paul Craig Brookes, Katie Patterson, Mark James
  • Patent number: 8318729
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (I), wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, etc., R2 and R3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, optionally oxidized C1-4 alkyl group or optionally protected hydroxyl group, or R2 and R3 taken together represent optionally oxidized C2-5 alkylene group, R4 represents an optionally oxidized C1-6 alkyl group, etc., R5 represents an optionally oxidized C1-6 alkyl group, etc., R6 represents an optionally oxidized C1-6 alkyl group, etc., m represents 0 or an integer from 1 to 3, n represents 0 or an integer from 1 to 4, and i represents 0 or an integer from 1 to 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Naganawa, Toshihiko Nagase
  • Patent number: 8316852
    Abstract: Device for extracting particles from exhaled breath, comprising a cooling system (16) for creating droplets by condensation of the water vapor contained in the exhaled breath; a droplet recovery unit (7) provided with a side wall (2) having a grid form and converging towards an outlet opening (9), allowing the droplets attracted towards said side wall (2) to flow along the latter towards the outlet opening (9); and a discharge electrode (1) mounted inside the droplet recovery unit (7), said side wall (2) of said droplet recovery unit (7) defining a counter electrode to said discharge electrode (1) in order to attract droplet-collecting particles carried by exhaled breath towards said side wall (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, CNRS
    Inventors: Patrick Pouteau, Jean Luc Achard
  • Patent number: 8318024
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a device for distributing and collecting fluids at the outlet from an upstream granular bed in a multistage column having a plurality of granular beds, said device comprising a deflector, which can equalize the trajectories of the fluid stream lines from the outlet from the mixing chamber to the downstream bed of granular solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Denis Darmancier
  • Patent number: 8314248
    Abstract: The present invention describes a novel process for preparing an epothilone derivative using substituted pyridines and methyltrioxorhenium as catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Pharma AG
    Inventors: Johannes Platzek, Orlin Petrov, Stephan Prühs
  • Patent number: 8314416
    Abstract: Disclosed are formulations that contain an organic semiconducting compound, a hydrophobic surfactant containing a head group that is a chlorosilane, silazane or thiol group and a tail group that is an alkyl, fluoroalkyl or siloxane group, and a non-alcoholic organic solvent, and their uses in electrically conducting, photoconducting and semiconducting components and devices, for example, in integrated circuitry, organic field effect transistors, thin film transistors, organic photovoltaic devices, radio frequency identification tags and organic light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Maxim Shkunov, Richard Simms, Martin Heeney, Iain McCulloch
  • Patent number: 8313669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PS (polymer stabilized) or PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerizable compounds and LC media for use in PS (polymer stabilized) and PSA displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit Beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Patent number: 8314167
    Abstract: The present invention is a flame-retardant thermoplastic resin composition characterized by combining (A) (poly) phosphate compound represented by the following general formula (1), (B) (poly) phosphate compound represented by the following general formula (3) and (C) polycarbodiimide described in claim 1. n in the formula (1) is a number of 1˜100, X1 is a triazine derivative represented by the following general formula (2) and P is a number satisfying a relational formula 0<p?n+2. Z1 and Z2 in the formula (2) are groups selected from a —NR5R6 group [herein, R5 and R6 are a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1˜6 carbon atoms or a methylol group], a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, an alkyl group having 1˜10 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1˜10 carbon atoms, a phenyl group or a vinyl group. r in the general formula (3) is a number of 1˜100, Y1 is a diamine containing [R1R2N(CH2)mNR3R4], piperazine or a diamine containing a piperazine ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kaneda, Akihiro Yamaki
  • Patent number: D671377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Joseph Joseph Ltd.
    Inventor: Derek Roberts