Patents Represented by Attorney Senniger Powers LLP
  • Patent number: 8349393
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for silver plating onto metal surfaces such as PWBs in electronics manufacture to produce a silver plating which is greater than 80 atomic % silver, tarnish resistant, and has good solderability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Enthone Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Herng Yau, Thomas B. Richardson, Joseph A. Abys, Karl F. Wengenroth, Anthony Fiore, Chen Xu, Chonglun Fan, John Fudala
  • Patent number: 8348631
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lubricant or hydraulic pump for delivering oil or the like having a housing which is formed from two housing shells which are of at least substantially similar or identical construction. An inlet is provided on or in the housing. Furthermore, a rotatably mounted drive element, which is configured, in particular, as a swash plate, and at least one pump element which interacts with the drive element to deliver oil or the like are arranged in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln GmbH
    Inventors: Zdravko Paluncic, Andreas Schoenfeld
  • Patent number: 8349305
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for the treatment of ion imbalances. In particular, the invention provides polymeric and pharmaceutical compositions comprising crosslinked amine polymers. Methods of use of the polymeric and pharmaceutical compositions for therapeutic and/or prophylactic benefits are disclosed herein. Examples of these methods include the treatment of renal diseases and hyperphosphatemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ilypsa, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Ting Chang, Dominique Charmot, Eric Connor, Florence Roger
  • Patent number: 8348889
    Abstract: A medical device for performing a surgical procedure on a patient including an elongate tubular shaft having an outer surface extending from a proximal end to a distal end and an inner passage in fluid communication with a fluid source during use of the device. The shaft further has a lateral hole in the outer surface in fluid communication with the inner passage for delivering fluid from the device in a lateral direction during surgery. The device further includes a distal balloon having an exterior surface connected to the shaft and a projection extending from the exterior surface. The device also includes a proximal balloon connected to the shaft between the distal end and the proximal end of the shaft and a locating structure connected to the shaft. The hole is positioned in the outer surface between the distal balloon and the proximal balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Arash Salemi, Curtis Anderson
  • Patent number: 8344178
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to processes for producing and recovering cyclitolcarboxylic acids such as shikimic acid and quinic acid. In particular, the present invention is directed to processes for producing shikimic acid that comprise contacting glyphosate and an organism that has the common aromatic biosynthetic pathway. The present invention is also directed to recovery of the shikimic acid product from aqueous process streams utilizing membrane separation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Sunder Rangachari, Todd C. Friedman, Greg Hartmann, Robert B. Weisenfeld
  • Patent number: 8343212
    Abstract: A medical device, for example a stent, has a surface which in use contacts body tissue, wherein said surface has on it a biocompatible coating layer comprising a polymer having covalently bound allyl-terminated pendent groups, said pendent groups comprising a moiety selected from -0-CH2—CH?CH2—S—CH2—CH?CH2—S(=0)-CH2—CH?CH2—Se—CH2—CH?CH2 and —Se (=0 J-CH2—CH?CH2. This surface has good biocompatibility and can bind strongly to a metallic surface. The polymer may be made from an electropolymerisable monomer, e.g. a pyrrole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Biotectix, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher John Pickett, Timothy James Boote, Saad Khalil Ibrahim, Jane Marie Knott, John Douglas Tolland
  • Patent number: 8342725
    Abstract: A light bar may include a light head with chip-on-board (COB) light emitting diode (LED) and an optic component mounted adjacent to the COB LED. The light bar may comprise short and long center modules. The light bar may include a plurality of housing modules where each housing module includes a light head and a lens cover having a top portion that is substantially impervious to ultraviolet radiation, and a lens portion extending downward from the top portion in generally opposing relationship with the light head. The light bar may include a circuit board including a wire-to-board connector, and a light head including a wire-to-board connector mated with the wire-to-board connector on the circuit board to electrically connect the light head to the circuit board. The light head may include a holographic diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Code 3, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Stein, Timothy B. Murray, Roger L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8337824
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions of a linear polyol and a salt of a crosslinked cation exchange polymer comprising a fluoro group and an acid group. These compositions are useful to bind potassium in the gastrointestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Relypsa, Inc.
    Inventors: Detlef Albrecht, Michael Burdick, Han-Ting Chang, Dominique Charmot, Ramakrishnan Chidambaram, Eric Connor, Sherin Halfon, I-Zu Huang, Mingjun Liu, Jonathan Mills, Werner Strüver
  • Patent number: 8337875
    Abstract: A method for directing vessel growth toward a blood-deficient site in a mammal comprising implanting into the mammal an assembly of at glass fibers to form a vascular bridge with a first end of the vascular bridge in contact with the blood-deficient site and a second end of the vascular bridge remote from the blood-deficient site. Over time the bridge biodegrades and promotes vascularity in the direction of the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Steven B. Jung, Delbert E. Day
  • Patent number: 8338756
    Abstract: Apparatus for and methods of rethermalizing a package of refrigerated or frozen food are disclosed. In general, heating mechanisms are brought into conductive heat transfer contact with the package of food and operated for a duration of rethermalization time to rethermalize the package of food by heating the food to a rethermalized temperature, and then, if desired, to hold the rethermalized package of food at a desired holding temperature for a duration of holding time. The rethermalization time can be relatively short (e.g., thirty minutes or less), and the holding time can range from a very short period of time to a very long period of time (e.g., four, six, eight or more hours) without significant loss of food quality. Other features of the apparatus and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Duke Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Steven M. Shei, Scott E. Willis
  • Patent number: 8338126
    Abstract: Methods and kits for enzymes involved in post-translational modifications are provided. The methods employ elemental analysis, including ICP-MS. The methods allow for the convenient and accurate analysis of post-translation modifications of substrates by enzymes involved in post-translational modifications, including kinase and phosphatase enyzmes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Olga Ornatsky
  • Patent number: 8337835
    Abstract: Compositions comprising the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR?)-ligand 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphocholine (16:0/18:1-GPC) are disclosed. These compositions may be used for the prophylaxis and treatment of PPAR?-related liver disorders including, but not necessarily limited to, fatty liver disease, to lower lipid and triglyceride levels, and to increase high density lipoprotein levels in animals. Foods modified with 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphocholine (16:0/18:1GPC) may be used to improve the metabolism of animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Clay F. Semenkovich, Manu V. Chakravarthy, John W. Turk
  • Patent number: 8337201
    Abstract: A self-positioning dental light filtering device is disclosed. The filtering device includes a transparent filter member for blocking optically harmful light emitted from a tip of a dental curing device, and a rotational bearing having an inner component defining an opening for receiving the tip. A retaining device holds the tip substantially centered inside the rotational bearing and substantially rotationally stationary relative to the inner component of the rotational bearing. A counterweight below the rotational bearing causes the filter member to remain in an upright position above the tip when the tip of the curing device and/or curing device itself is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: James Gordon Mace
  • Patent number: 8333392
    Abstract: Lightweight inexpensive sleds, made of tough plastic or similar material, are disclosed for transporting injured people or inert loads. For rescue sleds, a strong strap is passed through slots around the periphery. This distributes forces in ways that avoid tearing, and it provides secure handholds, allowing people to lift and carry an injured person in a manner comparable to a backboard. A rescue sled including straps weighs only about 6 pounds, and can be carried on foot for miles, affixed to a backpack, making these sleds available immediately when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Bryan A. Wolf, Clifford T. Adkins
  • Patent number: 8332027
    Abstract: An electroacupuncture system for measuring and treating meridian energy balance in a patient. The system also includes a processing apparatus connected to the electrical potential source capable of calculating an overall meridian energy balance number. The processing apparatus may be programmed to carry out a method for determining a meridian energy balance number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Adrian Larsen
  • Patent number: 8332233
    Abstract: A central server controls the receipt and analysis of patient medical data and patient information. The central server receives patient medical data and patient information from a sensor or a remote computer. A storage system of the central server stores the received patient medical data, patient information, and the associated medical report prepared by the analysis software on the central server after analysis of the patient medical data. The medical report associated with the patient medical data is transmitted from the central server to the remote computer. Also, a method controls the acquisition and analysis of patient medical data over a network by a central server from a remote computer operably interconnected by the network with the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Biomedical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Ott, Steven M. Kidder
  • Patent number: 8327659
    Abstract: A cooler is particularly configured for application of any selected design or marking. Any design may be easily applied to a standard cooler configuration. The design can be protected with a cover. The cooler also has structure for ease of mounting to different objects, and can be readily stacked. The lid can selectively retain cold or warm packs to cool or heat the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cooler by Design
    Inventors: David R. Winkler, Phillip B. Rideout
  • Patent number: 8327868
    Abstract: A cylinder valve for use with a cylinder containing fluid under pressure includes a valve body configured for releasable connection to the cylinder. The valve body has a flow passage extending through the valve body for fluid communication with an interior of the cylinder when the valve body is connected to the cylinder. A valve in the flow passage is movable between open and closed positions. A vent passage is in the valve body and is separate from the flow passage. A temperature relief insert is in the vent passage. The insert includes an insert body, a bore through the insert body, and a thermal relief material in the bore blocking flow through the bore until a predetermined venting temperature is reached. The valve body does not contain brass and the insert body is brass covered by a metal plating not containing brass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Control Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Lammers
  • Patent number: 8328352
    Abstract: A colored contact lens including a non-opaque pupil region and a generally annular-shaped iris region surrounding the pupil region. The iris region is adapted to cover some of a wearer's iris when the wearer is wearing the contact lens and includes at least one pattern formed by an arrangement of discrete color elements having varying sizes. Typically, two or more patterns formed by the discrete color elements are overlaid on each other to form the iris region and give the iris region a more tonal and natural appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel G. Streibig
  • Patent number: D673137
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: FM Marketing GmbH
    Inventors: Ferdinand Maier, Erwin Weitgasser