Patents Represented by Law Firm Robbins & Laramie
  • Patent number: 4981693
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition for treating periodontal diseases which comprises one or more of therapeutically active ingredients admixed with a polymer capable of dissolving in an aqueous medium of pH 4.0 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotsugu Higashi, Shigeru Kametaka, Katsuhiko Morisaki, Shin'ichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4965586
    Abstract: A radio position determation and message transfer system is implemented using a pair of satellites in geostationary orbit for replaying interrogation and replay signals between a ground station and a user-carried transceiver. The user portion is calculated based on the arrival times of replay signals received at the ground station via the two satellites, the known transmission time of the interrogation signal from the ground station, and the user's elevation on the surface of the earth. The elevation is derived from a stored terrain map providing local terrain elevations at a plurality of points of the earth's surface. The stored terrain map allows accurate position fixed to be obtained for surface users regardless of the deviation of the local terrain from the spherical or ellipsoidal model of the earth's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Geostar Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard K. O'Neill, Leslie O. Snively
  • Patent number: 4944767
    Abstract: Synthetic material apt to stably adsorb high quantities of heparin, consisting of a polyurethane resin, cross-linked with copolymeric chains in correspondence of at least part of its own urethane groups ##STR1## as per the following general formula: ##STR2## wherein, PU--- is a polyurethanic polymeric chain,R.sup.1 is an alkyl or aralkyl, containing functional groups inert to isocyanates,R.sup.2 is an alkylene,R.sup.3 is an alkylene, arylene or other bivalent organic radical, andR.sup.n is a polyamidoaminic radical;and process for the production of said material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: G. Creamascoli S.p.A.
    Inventors: Rolando Barbucci, Paolo Ferruti, Adalberto Grossi, Wilfried G. Lemm
  • Patent number: 4941382
    Abstract: A sawmill carriage capable of reciprocating on rails towards and away from a saw is provided with more than one bunk having an upper surface capable of supporting a log, and a knee mounted on each bunk, capable of gripping a log and moving across the bunk in a direction normal to the direction of reciprocation of said carriage. An improvement comprises cylindrical slides securely attached to the bunk beneath the upper surface thereof, parallel to the direction of travel of the knee and capable of supporting same. Complimentary bushings are securely attached to the knee, and cooperate with the slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: T.S. Manufacturing
    Inventors: Thomas G. Smith, Edward C. Smith
  • Patent number: 4929972
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for acquiring, recording and storing information in photographic and electronic media. In particular, the invention relates to low flare image recording and specifically to recording two-dimensional images, such as are found in electrophoretic patterns, along with associated alpha-numeric information. An optical comparator is also disclosed. A method and apparatus of optically and electronically comparing images on film strips is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Large Scale Biology
    Inventors: Norman G. Anderson, Norman L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4924222
    Abstract: A keyboard with capacitive keys is operable through a thick dielectric wall which may be integral therewith. The keyboard may be installed inside an agency or store and coupled to a micro-informatic system providing audiovisual information selected at the request of a passer-by on the street operating the keyboard through a thick shop window. The keyboard includes a base panel (1) made of insulating material provided with Cnm electrodes integrated into the panel. with a free running oscillator being associated with each electrode key. A method of scanning the keyboard is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Antikidis, Frederic C. Louis
  • Patent number: 4913842
    Abstract: A condensed liquid obtained after separation of gaseous components from the gas produced by the steam reforming reaction of methanol is brought into contact, in a gaseous phase, with catalyst (I) containing copper oxide (A), oxide of at least one type of metals selected from the group consisting of zinc, aluminium and chromium (B) and oxide of the group VIII metal in the periodic table (C), or catalyst (II) comprising the group VIII metal in the periodic table or compound thereof supported on carriers.The treatment of the condensed liquid yields water containing substantially no methanol, ethanol and high boiling point components. The treated condensed liquid causes no pollution problem when disposed as effluent and may be reused for the steam reforming reaction of methanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Yoneoka, Tomiyoshi Furuta, Yasuo Yamamoto, Sadao Nozaki, Kazuo Takada, Kumiko Watabe, Takeo Ikarashi
  • Patent number: 4910287
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with catalyzing the reactivity of carboxyl group bearing polyesters such as terephthalic acid, isophthalic acid, neophentyl glycol based polyesters which are suitable for use in powder coating formulations with epoxide compounds. An enhanced uniformity of catalysis is obtained without a degradation of color by adding 1-methyl imidazole to a liquid melt of the polyester. In a preferred embodiment between 0.03 and 0.3 weight percent of the 1-methyl imidazole is added to a molten polyester which has an acid number between 10 and 100, a 200.degree. C. I.C.I. cone and plate viscosity between 20 and 70 Poise, and a DSC determined glass transition temperature of at least about 40.degree. C. when the polyester is at a sufficiently elevated temperature to have I.C.I. plate and cone viscosity of less than about 70 Poise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Ruco Polymer Corporation
    Inventors: John J. McLafferty, Sue L. Wang
  • Patent number: 4909513
    Abstract: An automatic playing machine for playing dice games is provided that includes a plurality of dice, each of which is provided with an arrangement of one or more spots on at least one die surface. Each die is provided with a magnet mounted therein for directing the display of dice on a game board in accordance with the manner determined at random by a digital computing system. A magnetic field generating system positioned about the periphery of the game board ensures that dice cast onto the game board rest thereon in accordance with the manner selected by the computing system. A dice recovery and sorting system is provided to remove the dice from the game board and sort the dice for storage in accordance with the configuration of spot(s) thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Fuji Electronic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shozo Kiyono
  • Patent number: 4909745
    Abstract: A junction block is composed of an upper casing accommodating a bus bar distribution board and a lower casing forming an integral connector housing for accommodating a mating connector. The bus bar has integral tabs extending rectangularly to the bus bar and into the connector housing through respective holes formed in the bottom wall of the connector housing. There is provided a deflecting barrier member in the shape of an elongate rectangular bar adjacent an opening which has necessarily been formed in the bottom wall of the connector housing as finished by plastic moulding. In case any water or water drops should creep into the connector housing via the opening in its bottom wall, they are prevented from reaching the tab base zone by the deflecting barrier member which serves to conduct creeping water or water drops downwardly or in the discharge direction. Hence, it will be avoided to cause short circuits or leakage currents to occur between the adjoining bus bars or terminals of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hideharu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4906797
    Abstract: Liquid dicyclopentadiene feedstocks are provided for bulk polymerization by the addition of reactive norbornene function containing cycloolefin monomers to solid, high purity dicyclopentadiene compositions. These liquid dicyclopentadiene feedstocks provide a high degree of conversion to polymer under bulk polymerization conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: The B.F. Goodrich Company
    Inventors: Parley C. Lane, Jr., George M. Benedikt, Linwood P. Tenney, Paul T. Stricharczuk
  • Patent number: 4906670
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition useful for treatment of periodontal diseases which comprises one or more active ingredients effective for the treatment of periodontal diseases, characterized in that said active ingredient or ingredients are dispersed in collagen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotsugu Higashi, Shigeru Kametaka, Reiko Izumi, Katsuhiko Morisaki, Shin'ichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4904196
    Abstract: A releasable connector for electric circuits is composed of a male connector housing and a female connector housing adapted to be fittable in each other. One of the connector housings is provided with a resilient short-circuit member while the other is provided with an insulator member. When the two parts are released from each other, the short-circuit member is resiliently urged against the upper surfaces of the terminals in the one connector housing so as to make a short circuit between the terminals. When the two housings are coupled together, the insulator member in the other connector housing wedges in between the short-circuit member and the terminals in the one connector housing so as to break the short circuit made therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro Sueyoshi, Tetsuo Kato, Akira Maeda
  • Patent number: 4903919
    Abstract: A docking apparatus for coupling two spacecraft comprises a rigid pressure vessel having an interior passage, and first and second docking ports communicating with said interior passage. The planes of the docking ports form an oblique angle with respect to each other, causing the docked spacecraft to assume a canted or inclined relationship. The cant angle eliminates mechanical interference between the adjoining structures of the docked spacecraft. Methods for carrying out docking between spacecraft are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Space Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Caldwell C. Johnson, Maxime A. Faget
  • Patent number: 4902556
    Abstract: Multi-layer laminates are provided of alternating or non alternating layers of reinforced epoxy and reinforced polynorbornene. The laminates are made by a process which includes an adhesion promotion step wherein at least one of the layers, prior to lamination, is pretreated with an adhesion promotion agent. Preferred adhesion promotion agents include silanes. One or more layers of copper foil can also be employed between exterior surfaces of the layers at the interface between the layers, as well as on the exterior of the laminates. The copper films can be etched to form patterns such as those suitable for printed circuit wiring boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: The B. F. Goodrich Company
    Inventors: George M. Benedikt, David M. Aleksa
  • Patent number: 4901574
    Abstract: This invention concerns a resilience testing gauge and a resilience testing system, which includes the gauge, suitable for testing the seal quality of partly inflated bags. This invention also concerns a method of testing the seal quality of partly inflated bags using the resilience testing gauge. The gauge employs a first (2) and a second (3) beam cantilevered from a rigid block (4). In use the rigid block (4) is vibrated and one of the beams (3) is brought into contact with the article under test. The phase responses of the two beams (2 and 3) then provide information from which the test results can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: A.P.D. Snack Foods Pty Limited
    Inventor: Ian Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 4900446
    Abstract: A centrifugal fast chromatograph is disclosed. The apparatus includes a rotor, a rotor drive, a plurality of chromatographic columns mounted on the rotor, a transfer disk mounted on the rotor, photodetecting apparatus, a gradient maker and a microprocessor control system. The microprocessor controls and monitors the entire chromatography process. The centrifugal fast chromatograph permits the performance of multiple, rapid, and simultaneous separations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Large Scale Biology
    Inventor: Norman G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4901095
    Abstract: An ink jet printing apparatus comprises a print head, a reservoir, and a rigid articulated support assembly connecting the print head to the reservoir. The support assembly affords two degrees of rotational freedom for allowing adjustment of the print head relative to the reservoir, so that printing can be carried out on surfaces lying in various planes or moving in various directions without tilting the reservoir. The support assembly has an internal channel for conducting ink from the reservoir to the print head, and may be made of a thermally conductive material in order to maintain hot melt inks at the proper operating temperature using heat generated by heating elements in the reservoir and print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Markem Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew G. Perra, Jr., James M. Cheever
  • Patent number: 4900435
    Abstract: A centrifugal fast chromatograph is disclosed. The apparatus includes a rotor, a rotor drive, a plurality of chromatographic columns mounted on the rotor, a transfer disk mounted on the rotor, photodetecting apparatus, a gradient maker and a microprocessor control system. The microprocessor controls and monitors the entire chromatograpy process. The centrifugal fast chromatograph permits the performance of multiple, rapid, and simultaneous separations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Large Scale Biolocy
    Inventor: Norman Anderson
  • Patent number: 4899005
    Abstract: A process for increasing the molecular weight of cycloolefin monomers is provided by this invention which can be incorporated into ring-opening polymerization methods. This method is particularly suited for bulk polymerization processes but can also be used for solution polymerization processes. By increasing the molecular weight of the cycloolefin monomers, polymers having higher glass transition temperatures are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: The B. F. Goodrich Company
    Inventors: Parley C. Lane, Linwood P. Tenney, George M. Benedikt, Paul T. Stricharczuk