Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur
  • Patent number: 8348827
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use during a surgical procedure sealingly isolates a resected specimen to prevent contamination of surrounding tissue as the specimen is removed from the surgical site. The pouch is disposed at the distal end of an endoscope or trocar, and can be used to debulk and dimensionally alter the specimen for removal through a working channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew M. Zwolinski
  • Patent number: 8348673
    Abstract: An arrangement and a method for studying the dissolution of particles in the air/blood barrier of the respiratory tract. A device for simulating the interaction of particles (203) delivered to the air/blood barrier of the respiratory tract comprises: a perfusion chamber (101) adapted to receive and deliver a flow of perfusion fluid; a semi permeable membrane (205) coated on one side with a barrier layer (204) adapted to interact with the particles; and a first sheet formed organ (202) having a surface distributed with the particles. The membrane (205) is arranged to be a fluid contact with the perfusion fluid, while the first sheet formed organ (202) is arranged to contact the barrier layer (204) of the membrane (205), in order to simulate the dissolution of the particles (203) in the air/blood barrier when perfusion fluid flows through the perfusion chamber (101), along the membrane (205).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inhalation Sciences Sweden AB
    Inventor: Per Gerde
  • Patent number: 8347525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spray drying system and a method for its operation that provides a composition of dry. or essentially solvent free, particles from a solution of an agent. The system comprises a generally vertical tube reactor arranged for counter-current removal of solvent from a process flow fed with aerosol droplets of solution descending from the top said reactor with an ascending gas flow. The reactor includes a perforated process tube for transportation of the process flow from the outlet of an aerosol generating device to a dry particle collecting device. A membrane sleeve essentially surrounds the peripheral area of said process tube and separates the descending process stream from the ascending gas stream. Vaporized solvent is transported from the process stream to the ascending gas stream. A reactor housing is sealingly covering said process tube and membrane sleeve and is provided with means for introducing and/or removing the process fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inhalation Sciences Sweden AB
    Inventor: Per Gerde
  • Patent number: 8327436
    Abstract: Architecture defining a secure virtual network of communities of two or more participants where security and business management reporting is a result of a network architecture and where participants can maintain absolute security and control over their services independent of any other participant according to implemented selection rules of the network architecture administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: William M. Randle, Randall E. Orkis
  • Patent number: 8317812
    Abstract: A lancet device includes a hollow housing defining a cavity and having a proximal end and a distal end and a slider slidable at least partially within the cavity along a longitudinal axis from an outward position to a pushed position. The slider extends outside of the cavity beyond the proximal end when it is in the outward position. A needle holder holding a needle is rotatable about and translatable along the longitudinal axis when moved from an initial position to an extended position. When the needle holder is in the initial position, the slider is in the outward position. When the needle holder is in the extended position, the lance extends beyond the proximal end. Sliding of the slider to the pushed position enables a first biasing member to urge the needle holder toward the extended position. A second biasing member can be present in the lancet device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Wah Leong Lum
  • Patent number: 8312865
    Abstract: A method for retrofitting an existing EMD 567/645 two-cycle diesel engine to reduce exhaust emissions includes the steps of removing mechanical fuel injectors and associated components and installing of electronic unit fuel injectors and associated components. Also disclosed is a kit for retrofitting an existing EMD 567/645 two-cycle diesel engine to reduce exhaust emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Haynes Corporation
    Inventors: James S. Dixon, Gregory Lee Schultz, Keith Mulder, Edward A Schlairet
  • Patent number: 8309529
    Abstract: Specific CpG oligonucleotide sequences, when given subcutaneously and in particular when administered on a mucous membrane, e.g. intranasally, intravaginally, or rectally, have a profound effect on various human cancer forms as confirmed in vivo, in animal studies, and in vitro, in human PBMCs collected from blood from healthy subjects and from patients suffering from CLL or FL. The compounds are also preferably used in combination with a cancer therapy chosen among radiation treatment, hormone treatment, surgical intervention, chemotherapy, immunological therapies, photodynamic therapy, laser therapy, hyperthermia, cryotherapy, angiogenesis inhibition, or a combination of any of these, and is most preferably an immunological treatment and comprises the administration of an antibody to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Index Pharmaceuticals AB
    Inventors: Asa Karlsson, Oliver Von Stein, Arezou Zargari, Nikolai Kouznetzov
  • Patent number: 8304030
    Abstract: A bi-laterally surfaced substrate in which the first surface consists of one or more than one of cerium oxide, aluminum oxide, tin oxide manganese oxide, copper oxide, cobalt oxide, nickel oxide, praseodymium oxide, terbium oxide, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, iridium, platinum and gold and the second surface consists of one or more than one of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, iridium, platinum and gold and micro channel micro component reactors including such substrates in a predetermined formed shape and methods for making the same utilizing a thermal spray on one side and a physical deposition process on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ting He, Eisuke Kimura, Tadashi Nomura
  • Patent number: 8302802
    Abstract: Tubes packed with gas absorbent media are installed in radial sectors in a high pressure gas tank interior. When a tank is fully packed with gas absorbent tubes in all sectors, interstices in the internal spaces between the tubes, an internal heat exchanger may be centrally installed within the tank having conduits for high pressure gas flow in the tank in a configuration in accordance with the cooling and heating requirements of the particular tank system. Flanged ends on the tubes maintain spacing of the tubes, facilitating gas flow and absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Handa
  • Patent number: 8288112
    Abstract: A novel mammalian protein related to human hypothetical protein FLJ22662 (SEQ ID NO: 1) and homologous hypothetical proteins from mammal species other than Homo sapiens. The protein is expressed in neutrophils and is characterized as a phospholipase B of a novel family (PLB-II). The protein is characterized in comprising one or two single chain polypeptide SU subunits that are different with respect to their amino acid sequences (i.e. at least one SU1 subunit and/or at least one SU2 subunit), where the amino acid sequence of: i) SU1 comprises SEQ ID NO: 2 or a variant thereof ii) SU2 comprises SEQ ID NO: 3 or a variant thereof. There is also described an antibody preparation which is specifically directed against the mammalian protein and a method for determining the occurrence or level of an analyte in a sample. The method is characterized in that analyte is related to the mammalian protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: P&M Venge AB
    Inventors: Shengyuan Xu, Per Venge
  • Patent number: 8282504
    Abstract: A protective cover for a golf club, such as a driver or wood, is disclosed that remains in place during play to prevent scuffing, scratching, and the like of the surface finish. The golf club includes a head having a striking face portion and a non-planar body portion, and a shaft extending from the head. The protective cover includes a one-piece continuous polymeric film that closely conforms to the shape of at least a portion of the non-planar body portion of the golf club head, such as the entire crown, and a layer of adhesive adhering the polymeric film to the club head. The polymeric film preferably does not cover the face portion of the golf club head so that it has minimal impact on the performance of the golf club. A method of applying the protective cover to the club head is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Glaser
  • Patent number: 8282017
    Abstract: A heat transfer system comprises a plurality of cells, a plurality of heating elements, and a controller for independently controlling the plurality of heating elements. The heat transfer system is capable of maintaining a fluid temperature within a predetermined range. A second pump pumps fluid through a heat exchanger in operative relationship with the blower upon a call for heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Tube Fabrication Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel David Hawkins, Thomas Robert Hapner
  • Patent number: 8283031
    Abstract: A semiconductive film formed from a resin composition comprising poly(ether ether ketone) and a conductive filler, wherein the average value of its thickness is 30 to 250 ?m, the maximum value of the thickness is 1 to 1.3 times as much as the minimum value thereof, the average value of its volume resistivity is 1.0×102 to 1.0×1014 ?cm, the maximum value of the volume resistivity is 1 to 30 times as much as the minimum value thereof, and the number of reciprocating folds as determined in accordance with the testing method for folding endurance is at least 5,000 times, and a production process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Kitamura, Yoshikichi Teramoto, Kazuyuki Suzuki, Naomitsu Nishihata, Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8272142
    Abstract: A hair dryer includes a body having an air inlet and an air outlet, a fan for generating air flow from the air inlet to the air outlet, a heater for heating the air flow, and an attachment secured to the body and in communication with the air outlet to receive the air flow. A plurality of openings through which the air flow blows is formed in a concave surface which is sized and shaped for receiving a convex-shaped hair brush. The body includes a base portion adapted to support the hair dryer in a vertical orientation on a horizontal support surface so that the dryer can be utilized with hands free operation. The body also includes a grip portion between the base portion and the attachment that forms a cylindrically-shaped hand grip. Vertical central axes of the attachment, the grip portion, and the base portion are coaxial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Vexpro, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Hall
  • Patent number: 8266929
    Abstract: The pedestal isolator according to the present invention isolates a vibration source such as a front-loading washing machine from its surroundings. The vibration source is supported on elongated members that in turn are each supported on a pair of knife-edge supports. Ends of the elongated members are restrained from longitudinal movement. The distance between the pair of knife edge supports may be fixed or adjustable based on the expected vibration frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Seicon Limited
    Inventor: James A. Baron
  • Patent number: D668386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Vexpro, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Hall
  • Patent number: D668814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Vexpro, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Hall
  • Patent number: D671616
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Reel Grip Ltd.
    Inventor: Angelo N. Savakis
  • Patent number: D672082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cycloptics Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: R. Stephen Mulder, Richard G. Tuck
  • Patent number: D672832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Phillip L. Gerwig