Patents Represented by Attorney Sybil Meloy
  • Patent number: 5032207
    Abstract: A one step method and apparatus for forming a pressure sensitive adhesive transdermal drug device having a scored release liner which comprises positioning a web containing the release liner using a cutting die having a first cutting element designed to completely cut through the web to form the device and a second cutting element designed to cut only the release liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Sablotsky, Ronald E. LaPrade
  • Patent number: 5011100
    Abstract: A foldable kite has a flexible central panel having at least four edges. An even total number of flexible tubes are attached to the central panel, at least one tube being arranged on each of two opposing sides thereof. The flexible tubes are conical in shape so that air entering at the top end of the tube is compressed in a ram-jet action to exit out of a reduced opening at the other end of the tube. The ram-jet action is enhanced by a diaphragm which is centrally arranged within each tube. A rigid support for the central panel is arranged to extend parallel to the side edges thereof. A drogue stabilizes the kite during flight, and additionally functions as a carrying case for the kite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Richard Gerstein
  • Patent number: 5006108
    Abstract: An iontophoretic device for delivery of a drug comprising a flexible, non-conductive backing; first and second conductive electrodes composed of a substantially non-ionizing material in a plane, one side of the plane which is optionally attached to the optionally flexible backing, and the other side of the plane which is adapted to be affixed to one side of a flexible and electrically conductive layer containing the drug to be delivered; a source of electrical current and a device for reversing the polarity of the two electrodes. The device can additionally include the conductive layer containing the drug to be delivered, affixed to the plane of the two electrodes. An ion exchange membrane can optionally be disposed between the two electrodes and the drug-containing layer. The device can optionally contain a pulsing device or a current varying device or both to vary the amount of current delivered from time to time or in absolute amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald E. LaPrade
  • Patent number: 5001805
    Abstract: A method for removing lubricant grease from enclosed gear train housings of motor operated valves, having one or more ports. First, bulk lubricant grease in the housing is removed by suction through an evacuation wand inserted into the housing. Second, remaining lubricant grease in the housing is mechanically dislodged and physically dissolved by flushing the housing with a solvent for the lubricant grease delivered through a fluid lance inserted into the housing. Third, any lubricant grease/solvent residue in the housing is removed by evacuation through one or more ports in the housing. The method can include rinsing the housing interior and partially drying the housing interior prior to any relubrication. The method can optionally include measuring and analyzing quantities of lubricant grease removed from the housing. A variety of flexible evacuation wands for use in the method can be easily attached to the source of the suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Apex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Jon Stouky, John T. Hayhurst
  • Patent number: 4994267
    Abstract: A dermal composition comprising a drug, a multipolymer of ethylene-vinyl acetate, an acrylic polymer, and optionally one or more monomers, a natural or synthetic rubber and a tackifying agent. The ratio of the multipolymer to the rubber is, respectively, about 1:1 to about 10:1 and more preferably, 1:1 to 5:1 and more preferably 3:1. The dermal composition can optionally contain a crosslinking agent, tackifiers, penetration enhancers and other ingredients known for use in adhesives for the transdermal delivery of drugs. The dermal compositions can be produced by a variety of methods known in the preparation of drug containing adhesive preparations including the homogenous mixing of the multipolymer, drug and optional crosslinking agent and additional ingredients in solution or suspension or emulsion followed by removal of excess solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Sablotsky
  • Patent number: 4994278
    Abstract: A composition comprising a flexible backing for a transdermal drug preparation with a water vapor transmission rate about equal to or in excess of that of ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, namely equal to or in excess of, at one mil thickness, of about 2 to 4 grams and more preferably in excess of 6 grams per 24 hours per 100 square inches at 40.degree. C. and 90% relative humidity and an oxygen transmission rate equal to or less than ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, namely at one mil thickness equal to or less than about 0.01 to 0.1 cubic centimeters per 100 square inches measured over 24 hours at 1 atmospheric pressure, 20.degree. C. and 65% relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Sablotsky, Cheryl M. Gentile
  • Patent number: 4965624
    Abstract: A light source device for a color enlarger, in which at least six planar light sources are used, two each to serve as a red light source, a green light source, and a blue light source, respectively, are disclosed. In the device, the planar light source serving as a red light source are two cold cathode red light grids arranged perpendicular to an optical axis of the work. The other four grids, two serving as green and two serving as blue light sources, respectively, are arranged in stacked, substantially parallel and horizontal relationship with the red light grids, with one green light grid adjacent the two red light grids, and the remaining blue and green grids alternating thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventor: Odas E. Arant
  • Patent number: 4925496
    Abstract: A method for removing lubricant grease from enclosed gear train housings of motor operated valve, having one or more ports. First, bulk lubricant grease in the housing is removed by suction through an evacuation wand inserted into the housing. Second, remaining lubricant grease in the housing is mechanically dislodged and physically dissolved by flushing the housing with a solvent for the lubricant grease delivered through a fluid lance inserted into the housing. Third, any lubricant grease/solvent residue in the housing is removed by evacuation through one or more ports in the housing. The method can include rinsing the housing interior and partially drying the housing interior prior to any relubrication. The method can optionally include measuring and analyzing quantities of lubricant grease removed from the housing. A variety of flexible evacuation wands for use in the method can be easily attached to the source of the suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Apex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Jon Stouky, John T. Hayhurst
  • Patent number: 4907729
    Abstract: A system for carrying articles includes belt structure and at least one detachably connectable carrying structure such as a pouch. The pouch includes direct attachment structure for securing the pouch to the belt. Loop structure on the pouch is adapted to encircle the belt whereby if the direct attachment structure becom es disengaged, the indirect attachment structure will hold the pouch to the belt. The direct attachment structure and indirect attachment include hook and loop fastening means. The method of manufacturing a diver's belt having at least one pouch for a lead weight including direct attachment means and indirect attachment means constructed of hook and loop fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Inventor: Aronld M. Hess, III
  • Patent number: 4881485
    Abstract: A combination ornament and identification device for vehicles formed so as to be detachably secured to a surface of a vehicle and containing an attention attracting indicator which comprises a disposable container such as the type used for comestibles from which the comestible has been substantially removed, said device optionally carrying a plurality of streamers. The device includes a mount for attachment to the surface of the vehicle, the attention attracting indicator and fastening element for fastening the disposable container to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Inventor: Vera L. Feinberg
  • Patent number: 4848278
    Abstract: Sludge-removing fluid lances are moved simultaneously toward the center of a tube bundle in a steam generator through diametrically opposite lance ports. Fluid-blocking suction dams are placed in the peripheral lane of the steam generator at diametrically opposite inspection ports from which fluid-entrained sludge is removed. All four of the ports are spaced apart by 90.degree.. Fluid-entrained sludge is blocked on the opposite sides of both suction dams, thereby preventing redeposition of sludge in previously cleaned areas of the tube sheet of the generator. The fluid flow rates of the lances are controlled to be equal to each other, and the rate of removal of the fluid-entrained sludge through each suction dam is controlled to be the same as the fluid flow rate of each lance. A separate flushing stream in the peripheral lane is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Apex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott M. Theiss
  • Patent number: 4814168
    Abstract: A dermal compositon comprising a drug, a multi-polymer of vinyl acetate, polyethylene and optionally one or more monomers, a natural or synthetic rubber and a tackifying agent. The ratio of the multipolymer to the rubber is, respectively, about 1:1 to about 10:1 and more preferably 1:1 to 5:1 and more preferably 3:1. The dermal composition can optionally contain a crosslinking agent, tackifiers, penetration enhancers and other ingredients known for use in adhesives for the transdermal delivery of drugs. The dermal compositions can be produced by a variety of methods known in the preparation of drug containing adhesive preparations including the homogenous mixing of the multi-polymer, drug and optional crosslinking agent and additional ingredients in aqueous solution followed by removal of excess water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Sablotsky, John M. Questel, Dorothy J. Leeson
  • Patent number: 4587118
    Abstract: A dry sustained release oral dosage formulation of theophylline and a method of orally administering theophylline is disclosed. The oral formulation is comprised of a capsule which includes upper and lower parts which are connectible and easily separable from each other, and a plurality of micropellets present in the capsule. The micropellets provide sustained release of theophylline when taken by a patient and are comprised of inner seeds coated with a mixture of theophylline and polyvinylpyrrolidone which is further coated with a mixture of ethylcellulose and hydroxypropylcellulose. The oral dosage formulation is administered by separating the upper and lower parts of the capsule and placing the micropellets on a food which is preferably soft to the extent of not requiring chewing and then eating the food with the micropellets thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Chiin H. Hsiao
  • Patent number: 4567185
    Abstract: A method of permitting restful sleep at high altitudes is disclosed involving administration to a patient susceptible to Cheyne-Stokes respiration of a pharmaceutically acceptable amount of an endorphin-blocking compound capable of blocking the action of endogenous endorphins, whereby sleep interruptions characteristic of Cheyne-Stokes respiration are alleviated. There is also disclosed a method of permitting a continuous flow of oxygen to the brain cells in a sleeping patient otherwise susceptible to repeated interruptions of breathing that would retard the necessary steady flow of oxygen to brain cells to maintain their viable condition, which comprises administration prior to retiring of a pharmaceutically acceptable amount of an endorphin-blocking compound capable of blocking the action of endogenous endorphins to substantially obviate sleep interruptions that otherwise would occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin A. Sackner