Patents Represented by Attorney Notaro & Michalos P.C.
  • Patent number: 7355710
    Abstract: An optical system for exciting and measuring fluorescence of samples has a first laser; a deflection element; a mirror; and an optic fixed in relation to one another. A unit is linearly movable back and forth along the optical axis and is mechanically connected to an oscillating linear drive. The optic acts as a collimator and the mirror acts to deflect the collimated light diametrically opposite to the bundled light of the laser. A table for receiving sample holders for samples; an optical arrangement for imaging a second focal point; an aperture plate in the second focal point; a first spectral filter; and a first detector are parts of the optical system and a focusing beam of the light emitted by the laser and is deflected by the deflection element toward the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventors: Andreas Gfrörer, Josef Atzler
  • Patent number: 7351846
    Abstract: Oxaliplatin with a low content of accompanying impurities originating from its preparation which contains, by weight, at most 0.01%, preferably less than 0.001%, of alkali metals, at most 0.0005%, preferably less than 0.0002%, of silver, and at most 0.01%, preferably less than 0.001%, of nitrates. A method for preparation of the said oxaliplatin resides in that a suspension of (SP-4-2)-dichloro-[(1R,2R)-1,2-cyclohexanediamine-N,N?]platinum(II) in water is treated with silver nitrate, then, after removal of the solid phase, the obtained solution is treated with quaternary ammonium iodide of the formula (R)4NI, the separated solid phase is removed and the obtained solution is treated with oxalic acid, and the separated oxaliplatin is isolated, washed with water and a polar organic solvent or their mixture, dried, recrystallised from water, washed with water and polar organic solvent or their mixture, and dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Pliva-Lachema A.S.
    Inventors: Frantisek Zák, Anna Czajka-Poulová
  • Patent number: 7351701
    Abstract: The invention relates to trycyclic lactam indole derivatives and triacyclic lactam benzimodole derivatives and their use in inhibiting the activity of PARP enzyme. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds in the preparation of medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignees: Cancer Research Technology Limited, Pfizer, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Helleday, Nicola Curtin
  • Patent number: 7342549
    Abstract: An reconfigurable array of variable conductive elements is provided for reflecting, filtering and steering electromagnetic radiation across a wide range of frequencies. The reconfigurable array is combined with a transmitting antenna to make a steerable antenna. The reconfigurable array surrounds the transmitting antenna and reflects all transmissions except on selected radials where apertures in the reconfigurable array are formed for permitting transmission lobes. The reconfigurable arrays can be arranged in stacked layers to make transceiving multiband antennas. Communications networks using the steerable antennas and arrays are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Theodore R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7326050
    Abstract: An Injection moulding machine with substantially C-shaped machine frames including a joint part arranged between at least one die platen and the machine frame, the joint part comprising a beam extending in the longitudinal direction of the machine which is deformed upon application of a clamping force such that the at least one die platen is tilted relative to the associated side of the machine frame, the support of said beam effected substantially by at least two spaced support surfaces which are arranged above and below the midplane of the at least one die platen whose vertical position may be associated with the elastic deformation of the joint part by means of an adjustable abutment and extending the at least one die platen at an angle to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Engel Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Froschauer, Gerhard Wimbauer
  • Patent number: 7320696
    Abstract: A semi-stationary balloon in the gastric antrum provided with an anchoring rod for inducing weight reduction in human beings is disclosed, a device for inducing a lesser appetite and early prandial satiety, said balloon being made of inflatable per-os medical grade silicone having a volume of up to 240 ml, with an average space of 120 ml to be filled with non-elastic fluid provided with radio-opaque contrast and dye, preferably methylene blue, so that the maximum diameter of 8 cm is reached after it is filled up with a volume of up to 240 ml and the average diameter of 6 cm with a volume of 120 ml, to be endoscopically placed inside the stomach (E); said intra-gastric balloon (1) being positioned in a semi-stationary way in the gastric antrum (GAC) and provided with an anchoring or duodenal rod (2) having a distal counter-weight (5) installed in the duodenum (D); particularly, the inner face of the pear-shaped medium portion of lesser diameter is coated with a malleable ribbon (f) that provides said balloon (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventors: Bashir Mussa Gazi, Paulo Sakai, Fabio Pinatel Lopasso
  • Patent number: 7319892
    Abstract: In a mechanism which relatively slides a first casing and a second casing of a portable terminal device in a state that the casings are laid over each other in a vertical direction, in order to attain a slide mechanism which is simply structured and structured to enable open/close operation of the first casing and the second casing to be automatically conducted from predetermined slide positions of the both casings, the mechanism relatively slides the first casing and the second casing in the state that the casings are laid over each other in the vertical direction, and is constituted with: a base member mounted on either one of the first casing and the second casing; a slider slidably mounted on the base member and mounted on the other one of the first casing and the second casing; and a resilient means, which is disposed between the slider and the base member, for slidably biasing the slider in a closing direction and/or an opening direction from predetermined slide positions, by being displaced according t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Kato
  • Patent number: 7319893
    Abstract: A mechanism for sliding relatively in the longitudinal direction the first case and the second case in their superposed state in order to provide a sliding mechanism for mobile terminals that can be produced at a low cost wherein the use of a single sliding module is sufficient, the total length of this sliding module can be shortened to avoid its exposure from the case during use, the locking plate and the sliding cover that constitute the sliding case of the sliding module are not welded but are simply engaged so that the entire construction of the sliding mechanism may be simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kato, Taichi Nishihara
  • Patent number: 7313880
    Abstract: A connecting device for frame members of a frame which facilitates setting and replacement of a showpiece to the frame particularly by devising how to attach a corner member and a frame member is provided. A connecting device for connecting each corner portion of a plurality of frame members constituting a frame such as a picture frame, a poster frame, a jigsaw puzzle frame, and so on is constituted of: a base to which an end portion of each of the frame members is attached to be rotatable in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction thereof; a locking means attached to the base for locking each frame member in an inwardly closed state; and a corner member with a smoothed corner which forms each corner portion of the frame, wherein the corner member is swingably attached to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Daisan Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 7311583
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a breast-covering garment pad having a thicker summit area, as well as the pad itself, includes holding a sheet of resilient and formable material of uniform thickness, such as thermoplastic foam, and forming the sheet to have a graduated thicker summit area corresponding to each breast summit of the pad or a garment including the pad, and a surrounding thinner area. Each pad thus has a thicker summit area for extending over the nipples the breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Jagaric, Nathalie Martinet, Judith Grigor, Bull Lau
  • Patent number: 7292191
    Abstract: A plasma device serves as an antenna, single or stacked plasma frequency selective surfaces, single or stacked plasma antenna arrays, plasma lamps, plasma limiters, plasma switch, plasma windows or plasma phase shifters. An electromagnetic wave signal is controlled to have a plasma frequency matched as nearly as possible to the frequency of incident electromagnetic signals for maximizing the antenna aperture and efficiency. Matching the frequencies permits the plasma device to have a physical size and shape substantially independent of the conventional optimal size and shape for a given transceived signal frequency. The plasma device plasma frequency is adjustable for tuning to different incident signal frequencies, thereby providing flexibility not available from conventional metal antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Theodore R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7279482
    Abstract: Heterocyclic derivatives based on N6-substituted adenine of, e.g.,a formula: wherein R2 is hydrogen, R6 is R6?-X, X is —NH—, and R6? is substituted phenyl or substituted benzyl. The derivatives possess anticancer, mitotic, imunosuppressive and antisenescent properties for plant, animal and human cells, and methods of their preparation are disclosed. Included are also pharmaceutical compositions, cosmetic preparations and growth regulators, which contain these derivatives as active compound and the use of these derivatives for the preparation of drugs, cosmetic preparations, in biotechnological processes, in cosmetics and in agriculture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Ústav experimentálni botaniky Akademie ved Ceské republiky
    Inventors: Karel Dolezal, Igor Popa, Jan Holub, René Lenobel, Stefaan Werbrouck, Miroslav Strnad, Marek Zatloukal
  • Patent number: 7240691
    Abstract: A rotary bleed valve (10) for a gas turbine engine comprises a passage (11) connecting high pressure gases from a compressor to an exhaust and a valve member (12), the valve member (12) may be rotated within the passage (11)so as to vary or if necessary block the flow of compressor gases. The valve member (12) is shaped such that as the member (12) moves from a closed to an open position gas flows around the member (12) induces a torque on the member (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Bevan Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Neil Bevan
  • Patent number: 7240964
    Abstract: A dining room chair slipcover arrangement has a pair of seat panels to cover each side of a seat while leaving an uncovered area. Each panel extends a full depth of the seat to a point below a front end of the seat. A chasuble covers the uncovered area of the seat and extends from a point below the front end of the seat, across the seat depth, up along a front surface of the back, across the top and down the rear surface of the back. Wrapping parts and connectors extending around the back for holding the chasuble to the chair. A skirt extends around the seat to cover sides of the seat and upper parts of the chair legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: PRescient Partners, L.P.
    Inventor: Paula Riley
  • Patent number: 7238631
    Abstract: Composite material (10) comprises a substrate (1) and a chemically, mechanically, physically, catalytically and/or optically functional titanium oxide layer (2), applied on at least one side thereof. A titanium oxide layer (2) is deposited on the substrate (1) as a base layer (3), made from TiOx with an oxygen content of 0.7?x<2, or made from TiOx(OH)y with an oxygen content of 0.5?x<2 and a hydroxide content of 0?y<0.7 and an upper layer (4) of amorphous and/or crystalline TiO2 applied to said base layer (3). In a first method variation, firstly a base layer (3) of TiOx with an oxygen content of 0.7?×<2 is reactively or non-reactively deposited, then, through an increase in the oxygen content, the process pressure, the capacity and/or the substrate temperature, an upper layer (4) of amorphous and/or crystalline TiO2 is deposited. In a second method variation, firstly a base layer (3) of TiOx with an oxygen content of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Incoat GmbH
    Inventor: Eva Marie Moser
  • Patent number: 7223610
    Abstract: Method for measuring the presence or absence of chemical groups, in particular phosphate groups, attached to biological molecules in a sample in which these molecules are tagged with fluorescent markers and these fluorescent markers are activated by means of irradiating the sample with light. The method is characterized by the following steps: a) Use of a fluorescent marker, the fluorescence lifetime of which assumes a different value depending upon the presence or absence of phosphate groups attached to the biomolecule; b) Measurement of the fluorescence lifetime of the fluorescent marker attached to a biomolecule and selected in accordance with Step a); c) Classification of the biomolecules in accordance with the presence or absence of phosphate groups attached to these, based on the different lifetime of each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventor: Klaus Doering
  • Patent number: 7220054
    Abstract: A dynamic bearing apparatus which supports a shaft and a bearing so as to be capable of relative rotation by a dynamic pressure of a lubricating fluid. A bottomed screw hole (21a) is provided to at least one end of the shaft (21) to screw a headed screw (24) for attaching a thrust plate (23) a lubricating fluid (F) is filled in a gap of a screw portion between the screw (24) and the screw hole (21a) or a screw non-occupied space (17), and an interposing member (25) which reduces a void cubic content in the screw non-occupied space (17) is attached to the screw non-occupied space (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sankyo Seiki Seisakusho
    Inventor: Masato Gomyo
  • Patent number: D543285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co.
    Inventor: Michael Jeffries
  • Patent number: D553830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Chaskee USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke Landers
  • Patent number: D555748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Gyr, Roland Fischer