Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sanford E. Warren, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7202447
    Abstract: A conveyor type oven (10) for processing food products (32) and a method of use that includes heating sections and/or zones, each of the heating sections/and or zones being individually temperature controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventors: Charles J. Kingdon, Christopher J. Adelmann, Abel Anthony Arellano, Joe Louis Gallardo
  • Patent number: 6503915
    Abstract: A composition and method for the treatment of cerebral ischemia is disclosed, the composition is a mixture of caffeine and alcohol and is used to treat cerebral ischemia by administering to a subject in need thereof a dose of an effective amount of caffeine and at least a effective amount of an alcohol or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: James Grotta, Roger Strong, Jaroslaw Aronowski
  • Patent number: 6503916
    Abstract: A composition and method adapted for the treatment of ischemic brain injury is disclosed, which includes applying hypothermic conditions to a subject within 5 hours after onset of brain injury and administering to the subject in need thereof a dose of a pharmaceutically effective amount of caffeine and at least a pharmaceutically effective amount of an alcohol or mixtures thereof adapted for the treatment of cerebral ischemia under hypothermic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: James C Grotta, Roger A Strong, Jaroslaw Adam Aronowski
  • Patent number: 6501587
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an apparatus for and method of creating electrically modifiable images using a computer printer. In one embodiment, one or more ink reservoirs of a printer cartridge are filled with an electrochromic ink. The printer thus prepared can be used to print electrochromic patterns on a surface using standard ink application methods. In certain embodiments, more than one ink reservoir is filled with electrochromic ink. In these embodiments, separate reservoirs are filled with separate ink formulations so that the characteristics of the electrochromic pattern can be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: John P. Ferraris, Thuc H. Dam, David Meeker
  • Patent number: 6500834
    Abstract: A composition and method for the treatment of cerebral ischemia is disclosed, the composition is a mixture of caffeine and alcohol and is used to treat cerebral ischemia by administering to a subject in need thereof a dose of an effective amount of caffeine and at least a effective amount of an alcohol or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: James Grotta, Roger Strong, Jaroslaw Aronowski
  • Patent number: 6488963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical formulations comprising a hot-melt extrudable mixture of a therapeutic compound and a high molecular weight poly(ethylene oxide) in an essentially non-film like preparation. In some embodiments, the formulation further comprises poly(ethylene glycol). The present invention also includes efficient methods for hot-melt extruding pharmaceutical formulations in essentially non-film preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: The University of Texas System
    Inventors: James W. McGinity, Feng Zhang
  • Patent number: 6487326
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed for detecting an analyte using a fiber optic electrochemical sensor that includes a fiber optic layer, an electrically conductive translucent metallic layer and a light energy absorbing dye layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Paul Pantano, Eunsook S. Jin, Samina S. Khan, Harold W. Stokes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6473737
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for providing an executive compensation system having a first entity, a money lender, and an insurer. The first entity receives a taxable sum of money from a second entity, which owes the taxable sum of money to a person. The first entity provides one or more periodic payments to the person until the person dies, wherein the one or more periodic payments determined from the taxable sum of money and the person's life expectancy. The money lender loans a non-taxable sum of money to the person and in return receives one or more periodic interest payments from the person. The non-taxable sum of money is determined from a fixed rate of interest and the one or more periodic interest payments that are substantially equivalent to the one or more periodic payments. The insurer provides a life insurance policy for the person's life such that the life insurance policy pays a death benefit substantially equivalent to the non-taxable sum of money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas W. Burke
  • Patent number: 6471000
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the improved safety ladder and harness assembly described herein incorporates a harness coupling designed to slide freely within the vertical member of a safety ladder so long as the forces exerted on the coupling are small. Any significant external force applied to the coupling, such as the application of a worker's weight, will result in a braking and holding action by the coupling until the external force or weight is removed. In one embodiment, the apparatus incorporates a substantially cylindrical coupling body having a braking lever extending from the front side, an upper braking nub extending from the upper portion of the coupling body in the same direction as the braking lever, and a lower braking nub extending from the lower portion of coupling body in the opposite direction as the braking lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Albert A. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 6466434
    Abstract: A disk assembly includes an assembly housing having a front end for inserting/retrieving therethrough a disk storing thereon computer-accessible data. The front panel is mounted at the front end and has a slot for passing therethrough the disk. USB connectors are mounted on the front panel for electrically connecting therethrough a peripheral device to a computer case. The computer case can conveniently mount therein such a disk assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Windbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Hsi Tung Tsai
  • Patent number: 6459066
    Abstract: A properly designed and positioned Faraday shield/dielectric spacer/source-coil assembly is used to nearly fix the input impedance of an Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) source-coil, making a variable matching network almost unnecessary, and allowing for pulsed plasma processing with very little reflected power. Further, the nearly constant input-impedance also means a nearly constant standing wave pattern on the ICP source-coil and constant power deposition symmetry as well as plasma uniformity independent of RF power, gas pressure and gas composition. This is not possible without a properly designed and positioned Faraday shield because the source-coil impedance is coupled to that of the plasma and changes significantly with the plasma conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Marwan H. Khater, Lawrence J. Overzet
  • Patent number: 6457682
    Abstract: An automated railroad crossing warning system includes a controller for servicing the intersection of a railroad track and a roadway with directional horns oriented in opposite directions to direct horn blasts along the roadway is disclosed. A controller detects the presence of a train approaching the intersection and transmits a signal to the horns to activate the horns. A horn detector transmits a signal to the controller upon activation of the horns at a predetermined decibel level. The controller then activates the light such that the railroad engineer can visually determine that the horns at the intersection are being activated. The controller includes an electronic circuit which causes the horns to produce blasts in a predetermined sequence which matches the conventional signal produced by a train engine upon approaching such a crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Railroad Controls LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Anderson, Matt Ablett
  • Patent number: 6459600
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preventing a fault condition in a DC-DC converter (10, 20, 50) having a first secondary winding (Ns1) coupled to a first synchronous rectifier (SQ1) and a second secondary winding (Ns2) coupled to a second synchronous rectifier (SQ2). The first synchronous rectifier (SQ1) is turned on based on a voltage across the first secondary winding (Ns1) and is turned off based on a first driver signal. The second synchronous rectifier (SQ2) is turned on based on a voltage across the second secondary winding (Ns2) and is turned off based on a second driver signal. The present invention also provides a DC-DC converter (10, 20, 50) wherein a first control circuit is coupled to and controls the first synchronous rectifier (SQ1) pursuant to the method described above, and a second control circuit is coupled to and controls the second synchronous rectifier (SQ2) pursuant to the method described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Ericsson, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Farrington, Claes Svardsjo, William Hart
  • Patent number: 6448072
    Abstract: The invention provides human polynucleotide sequences that encode transcription factor polypeptides that are termed ALF and SALF, and an alternative C-termiinal sequence. The invention includes ALF, SALF and alternative C-terminus polypeptides, peptides, fusion proteins, expression vectors, agonists, antagonists, host cells that overexpress these polypeptides, including transgenic animals, and recombinant knock-out animals that cannot express the relevant RNAs and polypeptides. The invention also provides methods for the detection, diagnosis, screening, and monitoring disorders related to inappropriate expression, production, or activity of ALF and SALF, and provides methods to increase or decrease gene expression with respect to treating disorders related to inappropriate or ineffectual patterns of gene expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventor: Jeff L. DeJong
  • Patent number: D466243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: International Development Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Gon Chen
  • Patent number: D468470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: International Development Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Gon Chen
  • Patent number: D468471
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: International Development Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Gon Chen
  • Patent number: D469907
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: International Development Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Gon Chen
  • Patent number: D469908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: International Development Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Gon Chen
  • Patent number: D469909
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: International Development Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Gon Chen