Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Senniger, Powers, Leavitt & Roedel
  • Patent number: 7139601
    Abstract: A system for use during a medical or surgical procedure on a body. The system generates an image representing the position of one or more body elements during the procedure using scans generated by a scanner prior or during the procedure. The image data set has reference points for each of the body elements, the reference points of a particular body element having a fixed spatial relation to the particular body element. The system includes an apparatus for identifying, during the procedure, the relative position of each of the reference points of each of the body elements to be displayed. The system also includes a processor for modifying the image data set according to the identified relative position of each of the reference points during the procedure, as identified by the identifying apparatus, said processor generating a displaced image data set representing the position of the body elements during the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignees: Surgical Navigation Technologies, Inc., St. Louis University
    Inventors: Richard D. Bucholz, Kevin T. Foley, Kurt R. Smith, Daniel Bass, Thomas Wiedenmaier, Todd Pope, Udo Wiedenmaier
  • Patent number: 7022333
    Abstract: Non-absorbent articles are disclosed. The non-absorbent articles include an effective amount of an aromatic inhibitory compound to substantially inhibit the production of exotoxins by Gram positive bacteria. The aromatic inhibitory compounds of the present invention have the general formula: wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, —OR5, —R6C(O)H, —R6OH, —R6COOH, —OR6OH, —OR6COOH, —C(O)NH2, and NH2 and salts thereof; R5 is a monovalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R6 is a divalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R7 is a trivalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R8 is a monovalent substituted or unsubstituted saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety which may or may not be interrupted with hetero atoms; R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, OH, COOH, and —C(O)R9; R9 is hydrogen or a monovalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Rae Ellen Syverson, Richard A. Proctor
  • Patent number: 7007824
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser uses a flexible bag having expansible and collapsible cells. A rigid manifold, and in one instance a rigid frame is provided in the bag to keep passages open in use and to isolate one of the cells from the remaining cells. The dispenser employs an efficient and quiet air pressure operating system. In one application, a concentrated drink mix may be held in a reservoir and diluted within other cells in the bag for dispensing to a cup or the like. A valve system allows for the particulates in the liquid without compromising the function of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Hal C. Danby, Michael W. Scharf, Julian Francis Ralph Swan, David V. Bacehowski
  • Patent number: 6945121
    Abstract: Apparatus for generating a dynamic force response that simulates a dynamic force typically generated by an experimental event. A cam having a profile, such as a serrated profile, rotates about an axis according to a rotational speed profile. A braking device operatively connects to the cam, such as a follower biased against the cam, for generating a braking force resisting rotation of the cam. A measurement device measures the braking force on the cam to generate the dynamic force response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly, Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Honer, Oliver P. Renier, Peter S. Lortscher
  • Patent number: 6913146
    Abstract: A package of individually packaged interlabial pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kami L. Bechyne, James D. McManus, Emily M. Moe
  • Patent number: 6872842
    Abstract: Taxane derivatives having a 3? butenyl substituted C13 side chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Florida State University
    Inventors: Robert A. Holton, Ki-byung Chai, Hossain Nadizadeh
  • Patent number: 6869772
    Abstract: A method is provided for the labeling of individual cells. Labeling is accomplished by coating a particle with at least one dye or nucleic acid sequence encoding a marker protein. The particle is then propelled toward the cell resulting in the particle contacting the cell for a time sufficient for the dye or nucleic acid to leave the particle and enter the cell. The present method allows for the differential labeling of individual cells within dense populations of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Jeff W. Lichtman, Wai T. Wong, Rachel Wong, Wen-Biao Gan, Jamie Grutzendler
  • Patent number: 6867020
    Abstract: The Apa I restriction fragment of the human erythropoietin gene, for producing high titers of biologically active hormone from stably transfected cell lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Washington
    Inventor: Jerry S. Powell
  • Patent number: 6852176
    Abstract: A Co-based alloy comprising 13-16 wt % Cr, 20-30 wt % Mo, 2.2-3.2 wt % Si, and balance Co, with a Cr:Si ratio of between about 4.5 and about 7.5, a Mo:Si ratio of between about 9 and about 15, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance in both oxidizing and reducing acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Deloro Stellite Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: James B. C. Wu, Matthew X. Yao
  • Patent number: 6845278
    Abstract: System and method for analyzing information suitable for use in connection with a manufacturing production line constructing a composite product from a sequential addition of component parts during a production run. An inspection system is adapted to inspect a first product attribute of a product being manufactured during the production run. The first product attribute is associated with the first component part. A product attribute database is adapted to store the first product attribute parameter. A processor is adapted to populate the product attribute database with a plurality of first product attribute parameters associated with a sample set of products being manufactured during the production run. A manufacturing information database is adapted to store one or more manufacturing parameters. A logic filter is adapted to correlate the populated plurality of first product attribute parameters with the populated plurality of manufacturing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Popp, Henry L. Carbone, II
  • Patent number: 6840997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for growing a single crystal silicon. The process including controlling a growth velocity, v, and an average axial temperature gradient, G0, during the growth of the constant diameter portion of the crystal over the temperature range from solidification to a temperature of no less than about 1325° C., to cause the formation of a first axially symmetrical region in which vacancies, upon cooling of the ingot from the solidification temperature, are the predominant intrinsic point defect and which is substantially free of agglomerated intrinsic point defects, wherein the first axially symmetric region has a width of at least about 50% of the radius of the constant diameter portion of the ingot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Falster, Joseph C. Holzer, Steve A. Markgraf, Paolo Mutti, Seamus A. McQuaid, Bayard K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6828125
    Abstract: The alpha subunits of hemoglobin, which in nature are formed as separate polypeptide chains which bind noncovalently to the beta subunits, are here provided in the form of the novel molecule di-alpha globin, a single polypeptide chain defined by connecting the two alpha subunits either directly via peptide bond or indirectly by a flexible amino acid or peptide linker. Di-alpha globin may be combined in vivo or in vitro with beta globin and heme to form hemoglobin. Di-alpha globin is expressed by recombinant DNA techniques. Di-beta globin may be similarly obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter Biotech Technology, S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hoffman, Douglas L. Looker, Kiyoshi Nagai
  • Patent number: 6829516
    Abstract: Combined information exchanges systems and methods suitable for use in connection with a manufacturing production line constructing a composite product. Some of the disclosed combined systems and methods include relating inspection data, such as product (or process) attribute data, to data from other manufacturing-related systems. Also disclosed are combined systems and methods for linking product (or process) attribute data obtained during the manufacturing process with one or more data sources including raw material data, process setting data, product quality data, and/or productivity data. Also disclosed are combined systems and methods for identifying manufacturing set point changes and automatically implementing such changes and automated web steering changes based on data from one or more inspection systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worlwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Popp, Kyle S. Allen, Jamie L. Bell, Henry L. Carbone, II, Scott G. Chapple, Clinton David Clark, Tim G. Dollevoet, John G. Hein, Archie Dodds Morgan, Nicholas A. Popp, Shawn A. Quereshi, Erica C. Tremble
  • Patent number: 6818183
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for carrying out and monitoring the progress and properties of multiple reactions is disclosed. The method and apparatus are especially useful for synthesizing, screening, and characterizing combinatorial libraries, but also offer significant advantages over conventional experimental reactors as well. The apparatus generally includes multiple vessels for containing reaction mixtures, and systems for controlling the stirring rate and temperature of individual reaction mixtures or groups of reaction mixtures. In addition, the apparatus may include provisions for independently controlling pressure in each vessel. In situ monitoring of individual reaction mixtures provides feedback for process controllers, and also provides data for determining reaction rates, product yields, and various properties of the reaction products, including viscosity and molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Damian A. Hajduk, Ralph B. Nielsen, Adam Safir, Leonid Matsiev, Eric McFarland, Paul Mansky
  • Patent number: 6818450
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an analytical method for measuring the concentration of an N-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid (“NPMIDA”) substrate, an N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine product, formaldehyde, formic acid, N-methyl-N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine (“NMG”), N-methyl-aminomethylphosphonic acid (MAMPA) or aminomethylphosphonic acid (“AMPA”)) in an aqueous mixture thereof, using infrared spectroscopy. The present invention is also directed to a process for oxidizing an N-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid substrate to form a N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine product, and as part of the process, measuring the concentration of at least one reactant, product or byproduct of the oxidation reaction using the analytical method of the present invention and controlling the oxidation process in response to the measurement taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David R. Eaton, Walter Gavlick, Gary Klopf, Arnold Hershman, Denis Forster
  • Patent number: 6820022
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying, tracking and exploiting quality information in connection with a web converting manufacturing process such as that used for manufacturing disposable absorbent garments. Some of the disclosed embodiments include relating inspection data, such as product (or process) attribute data, to data from other manufacturing-related systems. Also disclosed are systems and methods for linking product (or process) attribute data obtained during the manufacturing process with one or more data sources including raw material data, process setting data, product quality data, and/or productivity data. Also disclosed are systems and methods for identifying manufacturing set point changes and automatically implementing such changes and automated web steering changes based on data from one or more inspection systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Popp, Kyle S. Allen, Henry L. Carbone, II, Scott G. Chapple, Tim G. Dollevoet, John G. Hein, Shawn A. Quereshi, Erica C. Tremble
  • Patent number: 6815926
    Abstract: A single phase, three-speed induction motor having 4, 6, and 8-pole speed configurations. In one embodiment, the motor is constructed and arranged to be used in connection with a washing machine. The 8-pole speed winding shares a portion of the 4-pole speed winding, but not all of the 4-pole speed winding is used in the 8-pole configuration. In one embodiment, the 4-pole speed winding includes four winding portions and the 8-pole speed configuration uses two of the four winding portions without the need for additional switch contacts to reconfigure the motor for operating in the 4-pole mode or the 6-pole mode. In one embodiment, shared winding portions are wound on the stator core in a generally non-sinusoidal distribution and non-shared winding portions are wound on the stator core in a generally sinusoidal distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Renyan William Fei, Mark C. Dierkes
  • Patent number: 6813583
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating the wheel speed of a vehicle propelled by DC motors mechanically coupled to at least one wheel on the vehicle so as to rotate said one or more wheel. At least one current detector is configured to measure armature and field current in each of the DC motors and produce a signal proportional to said currents and a voltage detector is configured to measure voltage applied to each of the DC motors and produce a signal proportional to said voltage. A processor is configured to determine a rotational speed as a function of the measured currents and voltages and configured to apply a correction factor to the determined rotational speed to obtain a corrected rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Samuel Lyle Hazen
  • Patent number: 6809083
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for treating hepatitis virus infections in mammals, especially humans. The methods comprise (1) administering N-substituted-1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-glucitol compounds alone or in combination with nucleoside antiviral agents, nucleotide antiviral agents, mixtures thereof, or immunomodulating/immunostimulating agents, or (2) administering N-substituted-1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-glucitol compounds alone or in combination with nucleoside antiviral agents, nucleotide antiviral agents, or mixtures thereof, and immunomodulating/immuno-stimulating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventors: Richard A. Mueller, Martin L. Bryant, Richard A. Partis, Gary S. Jacob, Timothy M. Block, Raymond A. Dwek
  • Patent number: D516313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Supertrim (South Eastern) PTY LTD
    Inventor: Colin Pavli