Patents Represented by Attorney Mueller and Smith, LPA
  • Patent number: 7012042
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is a sprayable composition for coating pipe for protecting it from one or more of root intrusion or root growth when the coated pipe is placed underground. Such sprayable formulation includes a 2,6-dinitroaniline herbicide; a polymer pellet impregnated with a 2,6-dinitroanililne herbicide-sorbed colloidal clay; and a film-forming polymer. Another aspect is pipe coated with the dried residue of a coating of a 2,6-dinitroaniline herbicide; a polymer pellet impregnated with a 2,6-dinitroaniline herbicide-sorbed colloidal clay; and a film-forming polymer, wherein the coated pipe is protected from one or more of root intrusion or root growth when the coated pipe is placed underground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Growguard, LLC, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic A. Cataldo, Edward S. Lipinsky, Peter Van Voris, Daren L. Beck, Richard Beck
  • Patent number: 7007364
    Abstract: A nail module for nail attachment of metal tags to hot steel includes a nail and a fracturable carrier. The nail has a pointed shank and a head. The carrier houses the nail and has a delivery end and a female socket end. The carrier delivery end is adapted to receive said nail shank. The female socket end is adapted to receive said nail head. The female socket end also is adapted to receive a mandrel for carrying the module to a driving location in an orientation for driving the nail into a workpiece. The carrier is fractured and releases the nail when the mandrel drives the nail into a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Infosight Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Robertson, Ken R. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 7004174
    Abstract: Method for carrying out the recovery of an intact volume of tissue wherein a delivery cannula tip is positioned in confronting adjacency with the volume of tissue to be recovered. The electrosurgical generator employed to form an arc at a capture component extending from the tip is configured having a resistance-power profile which permits recovery of the specimen without excessive thermal artifact while providing sufficient power to sustain a cutting arc. For the recovery procedure, a local anesthetic employing a diluent which exhibits a higher resistivity is utilized and the method for deploying the capture component involves an intermittent formation of a cutting arc with capture component actuation interspersed with pauses of duration effective to evacuate any accumulation or pockets of local anesthetic solution encountered by the cutting electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Neothermia Corporation
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Michael W. Jopling
  • Patent number: 7005764
    Abstract: Electrodynamic apparatus such as a motor, generator or alternator is configured having a stator core assembly formed of pressure shaped processed ferromagnetic particles which are pressure molded in the form of stator modules. These generally identical stator modules are paired with or without intermediate modules to provide the stator core structure for receiving field winding components. In one embodiment, two sets of the paired stator modules are combined in tandem to enhance operational functions without substantial diametric increases in the overall apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Petersen Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Christian C. Petersen
  • Patent number: 6995145
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating the activity of therapeutic agents for the treatment of a cancer by administering one or more agents that (either alone or in combination) induces telomere damage and inhibits telomerase activity in the cancer cell. The method initially uses, e.g., a telomere damage-inducing agent such as paclitaxel, and a telomerase inhibitory agent such as AZT. The invention also provides methods for identifying other agents with telomere damage-inducing activity and/or telomerase inhibitory activity (as well as and compositions having such activity), for use in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventors: Jessie L.-S. Au, M. Guillaume Wientjes
  • Patent number: 6993394
    Abstract: System method and apparatus for accurately carrying out the in situ heating of a targeted tissue. Small implants are employed with the targeted tissue which exhibit an abrupt change of magnetic permeability at an elected Curie temperature. The permeability state of the implant is monitored utilizing a magnetometer. The implants may be formed as a setpoint temperature determining component combined with a non-magnetic heater component to enhance the tissue heating control of the system. With the system, a very accurate quantum of heat energy can be supplied to a neoplastic lesion or tissue carrying infectious disease so as to maximize the induction of heat shock proteins. The system also may be utilized in conjunction with non-magnetic arterially implanted stents for the hyperthermia therapy treatment of restenosis and in conjunction with the mending of boney tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Calfacion Corporation
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, John L. Ridihalgh
  • Patent number: 6990903
    Abstract: Kit for labeling an object for identification thereof includes an inkpad containing an ink bearing an ultra-violet (UV) radiation sensitive dye, a binder, a first biologic mark, and being invisible in the absence of UV light. The kit also includes an integral writing instrument housing a UV light and an ink pen bearing ink that bearings a UV dye and a second biologic marker. The kit further contains an ink pen housing an ink bearing a UV dye and a third biologic marker, and being invisible in the absence of UV light. An inventory list to record objects labeled with said kit is included in the kit additionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Print-Lock Corporation
    Inventor: Charles L. Butland
  • Patent number: 6986948
    Abstract: A laminate formed from a first fiber-reinforced ply joined by a laminating resin composition to a second fiber-reinforced ply. The laminating resin composition is the cured residue of a polyester resin being end-terminated with an alkyl acrylate group and diluted with less than about 35 wt-% styrene. The first fiber-reinforced ply is laminated to the second fiber-reinforced ply with the laminating resin composition by coating a surface of the first ply with an adhesive composition. The coated first ply surface is joined with a surface of the second ply and the adhesive cured. In making the laminating resin composition, unreacted alkyl acrylate can be reacted with an epoxy to push the reaction to completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Riley, Roman Loza
  • Patent number: 6976971
    Abstract: An arm sling that allows for parts of a patient's limb to extend from a portion of the sling for either exercise or use of the limb or hand, while the remainder of the limb or shoulder is supported by the sling without increasing pressure on the patient's neck. A support strap portion having a connector is attached to a body portion having wrist, elbow and forearm portions. The body portion also has front and rear panels. An opening in the rear panel allows the wearer's forearm, wrist and hand to pass through while the elbow and shoulder continue to be supported by the sling. In alternate embodiments the support strap may be of variable length, and may have a slidable pad surrounding the support strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Carol Scudere
  • Patent number: 6973764
    Abstract: A protector for sheet metal coil is formed of plastic with a flange and sleeve which are joined together at a ridge portion. The protectors incorporate symmetrically disposed groupings of stacking features or components which include a finger within a stacking access opening, a stacking tab, and a stacking opening. The fingers are employed to resiliently engage the inner surface of a core of a coil and incorporate a receiver surface for freely abuttable engagement with a stacking tab of a second protector when arranged in mutual stacking relationship. The stacking openings function for stacking purposes to receive the protruding finger of a next stack protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: ITW Fleetwood-Signode
    Inventors: Paul G. Bordner, Bret D. Bordner, Jeffrey G. Kellermann
  • Patent number: 6966366
    Abstract: The present invention is addressed to a method of retro-fitting a well installation to reconfigure it to provide plunger enhanced chamber lift. The method comprises the steps of providing a reel-carried supply of coil tubing, a primary seating nipple assembly, a primary seal assembly, a primary seal, a receiver housing, and a secondary seating nipple. The receiver housing is connected with the coil tubing, and the coiling tube snubbed until the primary seal engages the primary seating nipple. A wire installable and retrievable sealing plug is provided and installed within the receiver housing. The wellhead is modified to supply gas under pressure into the secondary annulus and the sealing plug is removed. A check valve assembly is provided and positioned within the coiling tube such that the secondary seal engages the secondary seating nipple. A reciprocally moveable plunger is provided and installed within the coiling tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack R. Rogers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6964321
    Abstract: A method and system for presenting merchandise on a paved surface which employs permanently installed anchors each having a vertical sleeve. Poles of common height are inserted within the sleeves of the anchors in a manner defining a three dimensional merchandising region. The tops of the poles are interconnected by tensioned cable assemblies from which informational signage is suspended and retained by lower disposed retainer tensioned cables. Merchandising bays are established between mutually adjacent poles and entrance and exit regions are established in conjunction with a shopper aisle. A canopy is supported by poles and anchors over a cash/wrap station at the exit region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Outdoor Merchandising Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: George Washington Baughman, III, William Anthony Dascenzo, Kristin Elizabeth Griffin, Larry L. Wood
  • Patent number: 6962569
    Abstract: System, method and apparatus for carrying out isometric exercises for either diagnostic purposes or therapeutic purposes. When employed in a diagnostic mode, the instrument is programmed to carry out standardized diagnostic regimens and during such regimens provides both visual and aural cues, carries out mathematical computations of force values and provides recordation of diagnostic data in archival memory. When employed in a therapeutic mode the apparatus may only be programmed within mandated therapeutic parameter limitations. During therapeutic trials, the user is visually and aurally cued throughout the test sequence and the therapeutic data evolved during the regimen is recorded and recoverable from archival memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: MD Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Smyser, Ronald L. Wiley, Thomas L. Harris
  • Patent number: 6955653
    Abstract: Samples are recoverable from very dense tissue utilizing an instrument incorporating a capture component formed with leafs extending to leaf tip regions supporting a stainless steel pursing cable assembly. The cables of this assembly are electrosurgically excited to define a confronting leading edge and extend rearwardly to a terminator component. Motor drive is imparted to the capture component to deploy the leafs at a substantially constant initial angle of attack. During this procedure the terminator component is drawn forwardly by the cable until encountering a cable stop whereupon continued motor operation loads the cables in tension. By applying a preliminary loading tension to the cables before encountering the pursing cable stop, the angle of attack of the leaf tip region is gradually altered to lessen the development of lateral tissue induced forces against the leaf structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Neothermia Corporation
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Patent number: 6941580
    Abstract: A method for accessing electrical equipment with ASTM Class 00 and Class 0, gloves by a procedure wherein the gloves are periodically removed and put back on to accommodate sweat and heat development. Removal of the tight fitting gloves as well as putting them on is facilitated by the incorporation of a flock lining at those internal surfaces of the gloves which are exposed to important sweat generation. In order to enhance tool manipulation and maneuvering small components such as washers, bolts, nuts and the like, the glove exterior regions of finger tips, fingers and palm (the regions described as the work area of the glove) are made to have a rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventors: Nestor Kolcio, Bohdan R. Kolcio
  • Patent number: 6923804
    Abstract: An electrosurgical generator which provides a constant power output particularly suited for cutting arc formation at an active electrode which exhibits a dynamic active surface area of varying geometry. Essentially constant power-based control is achieved through the utilization of a d.c. link voltage the level of which functions to establish the amplitude of the output of an RF resonant inverter. A dual loop feedback control is described wherein output power based control signals are slowly introduced at low gain, while link voltage based controls are comparatively rapidly applied. Enhanced development of a controlling d.c. link voltage is achieved through the utilization of an input network incorporating a power factor correction stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Neothermia Corporation
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, John Kociecki, Mark A. Mayerchak
  • Patent number: 6923809
    Abstract: The capture component of tissue retrieval apparatus is strengthened to improve its structural integrity when utilized within very dense tissue. Eyelet structures carrying pursing cable are improved through the utilization of slightly expanded constant widths with diminished lengths to avoid fold back phenomena. The pursing cables employed with the capture component exhibit more than a 100% improvement in tensile strength at high electrosurgical cutting temperatures through the utilization of strands having about a 1.4 mil diameter formed with a type 316 stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Neothermia Corporation
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Andrew R. Eggers, Eric A. Eggers, David Jacobs
  • Patent number: 6921326
    Abstract: A method for apportioning larger poultry breast wherein two primary meat products are produced by cutting predetermined cutlet shapes from the rearward one half of each breast half. Additionally cut are two or more preparative secondary meat products from the thicker shoulder forward region of each breast half. These preparative secondary meat products are severed horizontally in half to produce four secondary meat products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Smith
  • Patent number: D511389
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Outdoor Merchandising Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: William A. Dascenzo
  • Patent number: D511577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Outdoor Merchandising Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: William A. Dascenzo