Patents Represented by Attorney Synnestvedt & Lechner LLP
  • Patent number: 7550597
    Abstract: This invention is directed to quinoline/quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor tyrosine kinase and/or Lck tyrosine kinase, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, and to the use of these compounds for treating a patient suffering from or subject to disorders/conditions involving cellular differentiation, proliferation, extracellular matrix production or mediator release and/or T cell activation and proliferation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Myers, Alfred P. Spada, Paul E. Persons, Martin P. Maguire
  • Patent number: 7500699
    Abstract: A coupling for joining pipe segments together is disclosed. The coupling is derived from a standard fitting and has a housing with a socket and a first expanded region adjacent to the socket and a second expanded region adjacent to the first expanded region. A sealing member is positioned in the first expanded region, a retainer is positioned in the second expanded region and a support washer having transversely oriented radial and coaxial flanges is positioned adjacent to the retainer. A clamping tab turned inwardly on the second expanded region overlaps the radial flange and clamps the support washer and retainer against a shoulder within the second expanded region thereby also capturing the sealing member within the coupling. The retainer has a plurality of radial teeth angularly oriented to engage a pipe and prevent its removal from the coupling. The teeth are twisted about their longitudinal axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: Ronald R. Snyder, Sr., Charles E. Wilk, Jr., Lawrence W. Thau, Jr., Douglas R. Dole, Terrance M. Carom
  • Patent number: 7484654
    Abstract: A container having multiple wall panels forming container sides, the container having at least first and second wall panels that meet at a first corner. The container is assembleable from a flat or knockdown state to an opened or assembled state. A first inner panel is attached to a first wall panel, the first inner panel having an end spaced from the first corner. A slidable corner support is attached to the end of the first inner panel and extends towards the second wall panel. When the container is assembled from the knockdown state, the slidable corner support moves away from the first corner to form a support member that can help support a container stacked on top and prevent nesting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Innovative Packaging Designs, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian J. Tibbles, Peter S. Jaffe, Andrew Sypawka
  • Patent number: 7460130
    Abstract: Image acquisition refers to the taking of digital images of multiple views of the object of interest. In the processing step, the constituent images collected in the image acquisition step are selected and further processed to form a multimedia sequence which allows for the interactive view of the object. Furthermore, during the Processing phase, the entire multimedia sequence is compressed and digitally signed to authorize it viewing. In the Storage and Caching Step, the resulting multimedia sequence is sent to a storage servers. In the Transmission and viewing step, a Viewer (individual) may request a particular multi-media sequence, for example, by selecting a particular hyperlink within a browser, which initiates the downloading, checking of authorization to view, decompression and interactive rendering of the multi-media sequence on the end-users terminal, which could be any one of a variety of devices, including a desktop PC, or a hand-held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Advantage 3D LLC
    Inventor: Marcos Salganicoff
  • Patent number: 7458760
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of a lifting device for a personal-transportation vehicle includes an arm for lifting the personal transportation vehicle, a column for supporting the arm, and a base for supporting and stabilizing the column. The base includes a bar pivotally coupled to the column and capable of being secured to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Cook Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Panzarella, James B. Eldon, III, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 7431546
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of a device for securing a personal-transport vehicle to a mounting surface includes one of a plow bracket and a bracket member for mounting on one of the personal-transport vehicle and the mounting surface, and a receptacle for mounting on the other of the personal transport vehicle and the mounting surface and for mating with and receiving the one of a plow bracket and a bracket member. The receptacle includes a panel and a docking lever pivotally coupled to the panel and movable between a first position wherein docking lever retains the one of a plow bracket and a bracket member so that the receptacle and the one of a plow bracket and a bracket member remain in a mated condition, and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Cook Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Panzarella, James B. Eldon, III, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 7429153
    Abstract: A cutting element and chamfering tool for pipe preparation is disclosed. The cutting element is formed from a ring having a split defining ends of the ring. One of the ends has a cutting edge. The one end is offset from the other to present the cutting edge to the pipe end. The ring has an inwardly facing angularly oriented surface that receives and centers the pipe end. The chamfer is cut when the ring and pipe end are rotated relatively to one another. The tool has a housing that holds the cutting element. The ends of the ring are offset when the ring engages a helical seat within the housing and/or when a radial set screw engaging the one end is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: Douglas R. Dole, Hubert Stria, Leonard R. Swantek
  • Patent number: 7429459
    Abstract: A method for identifying compounds that inhibit amyloidal-beta precursor protein processing in cells, comprising contacting a test compound with a GPCR polypeptide, or fragment thereof, and measuring a compound-GPCR property related to the production of amyloidal-beta peptide. Cellular assays of the method measure indicators including second messenger and/or amyloid beta peptide levels. Therapeutic methods,and pharmaceutical compositions including effective amyloidal-beta precursor processing-inhibiting amounts of GPCR expression inhibitors, are useful for treating conditions involving cognitive impairment such as Alzheimers Disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Galapagos N.V.
    Inventors: Pascal Gerard Merchiers, Marcel Hoffmann, Koenraad Frederik Florentina Spittaels
  • Patent number: 7420752
    Abstract: A holding apparatus provided with a holding portion for holding a flange portion of an optical element. The holding portion includes a bearing surface block having a bearing surface, which contacts the flange portion, and a bearing surface block support mechanism, which rotatably supports the bearing surface block about a tangential axis of the optical element. This structure holds the optical element with the optical element holding apparatus in a kinematical manner and maintains satisfactory imaging performance in the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Shibazaki
  • Patent number: 7421113
    Abstract: A system and method for localizing imaging devices in a network using images taken by the imaging devices. The relative position and orientation of a network of camera-equipped communications devices are obtained by having each device examine images taken by its camera. The devices are also equipped with controllable light sources that vary their output in a predetermined manner. This variation is found in images and used to identify the devices in view and to define epipolar points related to the other imaging devices in view. Common reference points in the image are also identified. The imaging devices then exchange details of the epipolar and common reference points with each other, and use them to obtain their relative position and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventor: Camillo J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 7416574
    Abstract: A filter apparatus for improving gas temperature stability while maintaining a high impurity removal capacity. The filter apparatus includes a filter for removing impurities from a gas and a temperature adjuster for adjusting the temperature of the gas to a predetermined temperature. The filter apparatus further includes a humidity detector, arranged at the upstream side of the filter, for adjusting the humidity of the gas before the gas passes through the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Udagawa, Yoshitomo Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 7413599
    Abstract: The invention relates to pearlescent pigments with a platelet-shaped substrate comprising metal oxide and having a first and a second protective layer, said metal oxide having a refractive index of greater than 1.8, there being on the platelet-shaped substrate a first protective layer comprising cerium oxide and/or cerium hydroxide and a second protective layer of SiO2, applied to which is an organic chemical aftercoat comprising at least one silane having at least one functional bond group and at least one silane without a functional bond group, it being possible for metal oxide layers other than cerium oxide and SiO2 to be disposed between the first and the second protective layer. The invention further relates to a process for preparing these pigments, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Eckart GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frank Henglein, Ulrich Schmidt, Peter Krüger, Günter Kaupp
  • Patent number: 7411010
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions for anchoring materials in or to concrete or masonry. The compositions preferably comprise alkylacrylate ester monomer and a copolymer of alkylacrylate ester and methacrylic acid monomers, and free-radical catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Fred A. Kish, Michael J. Rancich, Cyndie S. Hackl
  • Patent number: D576005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Husqvarna Zenoah Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Shimokawa, Kiminobu Satou, Kiyoshi Anbo
  • Patent number: D576763
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Michael S. Hartman
  • Patent number: D577321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Husqvarna Zenoah Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouichi Shimokawa
  • Patent number: D577423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventor: Douglas R. Dole
  • Patent number: D577557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Husqvarna Zenoah Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Shimokawa, Kiminobu Satou, Kiyoshi Anbo
  • Patent number: D583287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Husqvarna Zenoah Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouichi Shimokawa
  • Patent number: H2246
    Abstract: A method for predicting the effectiveness of medication-based therapy in lowering average blood glucose levels in a diabetic patient is provided. This method may further comprise selectively recommending a medication-based therapy on the basis of the arithmetic average of the relative minima. A method for determining susceptibility to symptomatic hypoglycemia in a patient is provided. This method may further comprise selectively recommending a medication-based therapy on the basis of the arithmetic average of the relative minima. Provided also is a device for continuously monitoring blood glucose levels in a patient. The methods and device involve applying a Fourier approximation to blood glucose level data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Franklin Miller, Poul Strange