Patents Represented by Attorney Sheridan Ross PC
  • Patent number: 7842497
    Abstract: The invention provides a biological method of producing isoprenoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Bio-Technical Resources, a division of Arkion Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Millis, Julie Maurina-Brunker, Thomas W. McMullin
  • Patent number: 7838279
    Abstract: The invention provides a biological method of producing isoprenoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Bio-Technical Resources, a division of Arkion Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Millis, Julie Maurina-Brunker, Thomas W. McMullin
  • Patent number: 7824248
    Abstract: A wheel assembly includes a first hub assembly sealingly engageable with a first axial opening in one side of a tire. A second hub assembly is sealingly engageable with a second axial opening on the other side of the tire. The hub assemblies define between them a fluid tight volume within the tire. The wheel further includes a valve having an inlet port in fluid communication with the tire, a valve seat, and at least one annular valve member resiliently biased into unidirectional sealing engagement with the seat. Application of external pressure through the inlet port causes at least a portion of the valve member to resiliently deflect away from the valve seat to thereby open the valve and permit fluid communication with the fluid tight volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Peter P. Treffner
  • Patent number: 7825089
    Abstract: Disclosed are TALL-1 and TALL-1 receptor protein homologues (agonists and antagonists) designed based on the three-dimensional structure of sTALL-1, eBCMA and eBAFF-R; agonist homologues of APRIL; methods of using wild-type APRIL to inhibit the activity of TALL-1; compositions comprising such homologues, nucleic acid molecules encoding such homologues, and therapeutic methods of using such compounds and compositions. Also disclosed are crystalline complexes of sTALL-1 and sTALL-1 in complex with either BCMA or BAFF-R; models of three-dimensional structures of such crystalline complexes and related structures, methods of drug design using any portion of such structures; methods of design and/or identification of regulatory peptides derived from the such structures; compounds identified by drug design using such structures; and the use of such compounds in therapeutic compositions and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: National Jewish Health
    Inventors: Gongyi Zhang, Hong-Bing Shu, Yingfang Liu, Liangguo Xu
  • Patent number: 7813750
    Abstract: A communication system and method is provided for handling emergency situations wherein complex public safety radio systems can be used to directly communicate with normally incompatible radio systems used by organizations such as schools, hospital, and other facilities. The system includes a radio communication bridge that is selectively activated by emergency personnel to contact selected organizations. The bridge is activated via a TCP/IP command sent from an organization having activation privileges to the selected communication endpoints. Computer software or firmware installed at various communication endpoints, emergency responder locations, and at an emergency call center is used to facilitate functionality of the system to include emergency notifications, dissemination of information associated with a particular emergency, and the status of the system to include activation and deactivation of the radio bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick L. Hobby, David E. Petty
  • Patent number: 7812224
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated and at least partially-purified dicamba-degrading enzymes, isolated DNA molecules coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes, DNA constructs coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes, transgenic host cells comprising DNA coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes, and transgenic plants and plant parts comprising one or more cells comprising DNA coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes. Expression of the dicamba-degrading enzymes results in the production of dicamba-degrading organisms, including dicamba-tolerant plants. The invention further provides a method of controlling weeds in a field containing the transgenic dicamba-tolerant plants of the invention and a method of decontaminating a material containing dicamba comprising applying an effective amount of a transgenic microorganism or dicamba-degrading enzyme(s) of the invention to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Board of Regents of University of Nebraska
    Inventors: Donald P. Weeks, Xiao-Zhuo Wang, Patricia L. Herman
  • Patent number: 7802445
    Abstract: An insulated and refrigerated beverage transport line provides enhanced temperature control of one or more beverages conveyed through the transport line. A plurality of coolant lines carrying a re-circulated coolant makes contact with the one or more product lines. One or more empty lines, referred to as packers, may be placed between the coolant lines and the product lines to provide a dimensionally stable and tight group of lines that are bundled together. An external insulation is provided over the bundle of lines to further enhance insulation for the beverage being transported through the product lines. At least one dedicated coolant return line may be placed remote from the other lines. The dedicated coolant return line carries the highest temperature coolant found in a beverage transport system. Independent and separate insulation of this dedicated coolant return line prevents inadvertent heat transfer to the one or more product lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Millercoors, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Winters
  • Patent number: 7799231
    Abstract: A liquid/solid separator system mounted on a mobile cart and connected to a process tank for reducing the rate at which fluids are consumed in manufacturing processes. The system may include automation and also may include a shear-stepped screen including tilted wire wedge wires arranged at varying cant angles. The system may include a fine screen basket received in a settling box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Engineering Fluid Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: William O. Irvine
  • Patent number: 7799394
    Abstract: An insulative label is provided for a beverage container to reduce heat transfer, particularly heat transfer by conduction from a consumer's hand to the beverage container. The label comprises a dual-ply construction, with a grid pattern placed between the layered materials. Preferably, the label comprises a film base layer secured to the container, the grid pattern comprising an ink and varnish mixture printed over the film base layer, and a laminate top layer secured to the film base layer. Air is trapped in the gaps or spaces between the protrusions created by the grid pattern, and the trapped air insulates the container. The label has a very thin profile, thereby not perceptibly changing the appearance of the label or the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Millercoors, LLC
    Inventor: Ray Alan Toms
  • Patent number: 7795396
    Abstract: The growth hormone supergene family comprises greater than 20 structurally related cytokines and growth factors. A general method is provided for creating site-specific, biologically active conjugates of these proteins. The method involves adding cysteine residues to non-essential regions of the proteins or substituting cysteine residues for non-essential amino acids in the proteins using site-directed mutagenesis and then covalently coupling a cysteine-reactive polymer or other type of cysteine-reactive moiety to the proteins via the added cysteine residue. Disclosed herein are preferred sites for adding cysteine residues or introducing cysteine substitutions into the proteins, and the proteins and protein derivatives produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Bolder Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventor: George N. Cox, III
  • Patent number: 7785898
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for identifying and/or enriching fetal cells from maternal blood, using as fetal cell markers the antibodies that the mother produces against paternally inherited fetal antigens. The fetal cell-maternal antibody complexes are identified and isolated using labelled agents that bind to the maternal antibodies. The present invention also provides fetal cells, isolated by use of said maternal antibodies, as a source of fetal DNA for prenatal genetic diagnosis of the fetus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Genetic Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Ralph M. Bohmer
  • Patent number: 7785641
    Abstract: A method of keeping an alcoholic beverage in an open topped vessel cool, said beverage comprising a water content and a dissolved gas content, and said method comprising forming ice in the beverage in the open-topped vessel said ice having a cooling effect on the beverage, said ice being formed in the beverage from water of said water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Coors Brewing Company
    Inventors: Simon Daniel Scullion, Peter Thomas Foster, Stephen Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 7775349
    Abstract: Shrink-wrap packaging is provided with at least one reinforced integral handle. Each handle is formed by an opening formed in the shrink-wrap material, and a reinforced area that surrounds the opening. Preferably two handles are located at opposite ends or sides of the package. The reinforced areas include an additional layer of the shrink-wrap film, or may include other material such as other types of thermoplastics, paper/fiber composites, or combinations thereof. Shading may be applied to the reinforced areas in order that a consumer can more easily recognize the openings in the shrink-wrap as designated handles. Other embodiments include handles formed by use of a paperbound element in combination with openings in the shrink-wrap material, and webbing secured to a plurality of the containers along with a handle loop integral with the webbing that is orientated to extend through the opening in the shrink wrap material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Millercoors LLC
    Inventor: Terry D. Walker
  • Patent number: 7771502
    Abstract: An air-filter device for a motor vehicle, having a casing and a filtering body separating the clean and dirty compartment, and also having a supporting body for the filtering body and a compression body designed to co-operate mechanically with the supporting body, these bodies being mounted in the manner of sliding drawers in an intermediate mounting compartment; the contact surfaces in mutual sliding bearing of the support and compression bodies are inclined in such a way that the forced stress position leading to a compression of the seal of the filtering body is achieved by displacement of the compression body in the direction of extraction and in that the control device, bringing about this displacement, stresses the supporting body and/or the casing in order to achieve the displacement of the compression body in a forced stress position, at least at the end of displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs (SAS)
    Inventors: Laurent Germain, Fran├žois Cottet, Hugues Winkelmuller
  • Patent number: 7771729
    Abstract: This invention relates to improved methods of inducing an immune response for the prevention or treatment of HIV-1 infection by using a nucleic acid vaccine in conjunction with a recombinant viral vaccine, e.g., a poxvirus vaccine, to potentiate and broaden the immune response. The present invention further provides a particularly effective vaccine regimen comprising a DNA vaccine used in combination with a poxvirus virus, especially NYVAC or ALVAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Genoveffa Franchini, Zdenek Hel, George Pavlakis, James Tartaglia
  • Patent number: 7770695
    Abstract: A vehicle lift device and method are provided wherein the lift device has upper and lower platforms that may receive vehicles for parking or storage. The lower platform may be selectively raised or lowered between two levels of a parking structure. The upper platform is mounted on telescoping supports. When the car lift device is raised to place the lower platform at the upper level of the parking structure, the telescoping posts retract allowing the upper platform to lower, thereby providing clearance between the upper platform and a ceiling of the parking structure. The posts retract by the weight of the upper platform, and no hydraulic assist is required. When the lift device is lowered to place the lower platform at the lower level of the parking structure, the upper platform engages the floor of the upper level of the parking structure and thereby covers the opening in the floor. The telescoping posts then extend as the lower platform travels to its lowered position at the lower level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Harding Steel, Inc.
    Inventor: James W. Myers
  • Patent number: 7766121
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for the controlled application of ultrasonic energy for conditioning of mixtures of gas and liquids by evolving and/or agglomerating gas bubbles existing with or in a liquid or for coalescing droplets of liquid dispersed in another liquid. The invention in preferred embodiments thereof comprises a coalescing apparatus for increasing the droplet size of a mixture formed as a liquid dispersed in another liquid, and a de-gassing apparatus arranged to evolve and/or agglomerate gaseous bubbles in a gas/liquid mixture. In the apparatuses, ultrasonic transducers are used to impart vibrational energy to the mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Cyclotech Limited
    Inventors: David Hadfield, Alastair Sinker, Ian Charles Smyth
  • Patent number: D622548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Aida A/S
    Inventors: Peter Maae Jensen, Johnny Kaer Jensen
  • Patent number: D625250
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Steven J. Conger
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    Patent number: D626861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Beanstalk APS
    Inventor: Torkild Hofman