Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Wayne C. Jaeschke
  • Patent number: 8310415
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel display system for a drug delivery device that reduces power consumption and permits the user of the device to see messages when the device is not in a powered state or when the device has encountered an error condition. By using a bistable display, the medical device is able to maintain messages that can been seen by the user even when the device's power supply is exhausted or when the device has encountered an error that interrupts its normal operation. The use of such a display also improves the battery life by eliminating the need to provide power to the display screen when it is not being updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventors: Brian McLaughlin, Ian M. Shipway, John Quinlan
  • Patent number: 8157773
    Abstract: An infusion device comprising an infuser base, a cannula and a ferrule. The infuser base having a bore extending therethrough, the bore having distal and proximal ends and defining a shoulder therebetween. The cannula having distal and proximal ends, the proximal end having an inside first diameter. A flange extends radially outward from the cannula proximal end. The cannula is positioned in the bore such that the flange is positioned adjacent the shoulder. The ferrule has an insertion portion, having an outside second diameter which is substantially equal to the first diameter, and a tapered portion extending from the insertion portion. The ferrule is positioned in the bore such that the insertion portion and a portion of the tapered portion are received in the cannula proximal end and the flange is compressed between the shoulder and the tapered portion to define a seal between the cannula and ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Tashjian
  • Patent number: 7435922
    Abstract: Described is a keypad and its method of manufacture. In one embodiment, a keypad is provided that includes a substrate having a plurality of donut-shaped recesses located at each site of a button for inputting user information, a plurality of cushions each filled with an incompressible fluid (e.g., water), a flex circuit layer, a plurality of metal membranes and an over-molded thermoplastic elastomer layer. During the over-molding of the thermoplastic elastomer layer, the plurality of cushions filled with an incompressible fluid prevents collapse of the space between the flex circuit layer and the plurality of metal membranes. After the layers of the keypad are assembled, the incompressible fluid is removed which leaves a space between the flex circuit layer and the plurality of metal membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventors: J. Michael Wittig, John Barrella
  • Patent number: 7303726
    Abstract: A system employing an integrated analyte test strip including a biosensor and lancet is disclosed. The integration of lancet and the sensor elements eliminates the need to align the sensor to the biologic fluid sample after a lancet and lancing device are used in combination to pierce the skin. The system preferably includes a device comprising two body portions that slide relative to each other to both cock and fire a test strip at a target site. Meter reading and test strip disposal may be accomplished by removing the device from the target site. The device preferably employs a magazine loaded with test strips, with one strip being taken from the magazine each time the device is actuated. It preferably also includes a magazine in a cap to store spent test strips for disposal. The device may be turned on an off simply by removal and return of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Lifescan, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin McAllister, Lorin Olson, Borzu Sohrab
  • Patent number: 6417151
    Abstract: A detergent or disinfectant composition comprising is presented having 0.5 to 10 percent by weight of an activator compound which under perhydrolysis conditions forms a percarboxylic acid, and releases a leaving group capable of being used as a substrate for enzymes, and up to 50 percent by weight of a peroxygen compound. The composition increases the oxidation of peroxide compounds in oxidation, bleaching, detergent, cleaning and disinfecting solutions, especially at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Marita Grothus, Albrecht Weiss, Beatrix Kottwitz, Ulrich Pegelow, Guenter Uphues, Inken Prueser
  • Patent number: 6395336
    Abstract: A resin coating is formed on a metal surface using an aqueous autodepositing resin composition that contains oxidizing agent, acid, and carboxyl-functional and/or hydroxyl-functional water-dispersible or water-soluble resin and, optionally, metal ions; the resulting coating, while still in its uncured condition, is subject to post-treatment with an aqueous solution containing from 0.5 to 5.0 g/L of amine and from 10 to 100 g/L (solids) of water-soluble amino resin molecules that bear at least two alkoxymethylamino, methylolamino, and/or imino groups; and the coating is then dried and cured. This provides a highly anticorrosive coating on the metal, and contrary to an analogous process in which the post-treatment solution contains amino resin but not amine, the post-treatment solution remains stable and provides continuing high quality coating performance even after a considerable amount of metal surface per unit volume of post-treatment solution has been processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Honda, Mutsumi Yanagi
  • Patent number: 6376440
    Abstract: A molded synthetic composition is presented having at least 25% by weight synthetic surfactants, at least 30% by weight non-surface-active organic plasticizers and fillers, and 5 to 30% by weight of talcum. The composition provides improved moldability and initial foam quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Udo Hennen, Evelyn Roseneck, Wolfhard Scholz, Werner Schneider
  • Patent number: 6372334
    Abstract: A tri-laminate body panel stiffener includes two polymer layers with or without a backing. One of the layers is a compliant foam layer mounted against a substrate while the other layer is a rigid foam layer mounted against the compliant foam layer. In another aspect of the invention the laminate comprises a backing member having an expandable foam mounted thereto with two or more opposing edges of the laminate being of non-straight construction such as being wavy or saw tooth. A pattern of holes may be formed through the foam and backing layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph S Wycech
  • Patent number: 6371993
    Abstract: The invention relates to the utilization of onium aldehydes and onium ketones of formula (1) or the derivatives thereof. In the formula, R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a (C1-C4)-alkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group. R2, R3, R4, independent of one another, each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a (C1-C4)-alkyl group, a (C1-C4)-alkoxyl group, hydroxy-(C1-C4)-alkoxyl group, hydroxyl group, nitro group, aryl group, trifluoromethyl group, amino group or (C1-C4)-acyl group. Said amino group can be substituted by (C1-C4)-alkyl groups. Two of the residuals can be combined to form a fused benzene ring. R5 represents a (C1-C4)-alkyl group, aryl group, alkylaryl group or heteroaryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Hinrich Moeller, Horst Hoeffkes
  • Patent number: 6372135
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter in which dust-containing silica sand is held together by a polyurethane binder, the polyurethane binder containing an organotin compound with a molecular weight of more than 600 as catalyst and a mixture of highly dispersed silica and/or bentonites with a thickened aluminosilicate as modifier. The filter is particularly suitable for the production of drinking water from ground water in surface mining regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignees: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, Lausitzer Braunkohle
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Kohlstadt, Klaus Marten, Lothar Thiele, Werner Fahle, Rainer Tost, Annebärbel Tost, Peter Tost, Frank Tost
  • Patent number: 6372706
    Abstract: Strong alkaline cleaning solutions and concentrates therefor can be prepared without using any phosphorus or nitrogen containing surfactants by combining a weak carboxylate surfactant with at least one, or preferably both, of an aliphatic alcohol alkoxylate nonionic surfactant and an alkyl phenol alkoxylate nonionic surfactant. The predominant alkoxylates in the nonionic surfactants are ethoxylates, but at least the non-aromatic based surfactant preferably contains some propoxylate also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Mervet S. Boulos
  • Patent number: 6369149
    Abstract: An aqueous surface treatment bath that has a pH from 2.5 to 4.5 and contains at least 0.1 g/L of orthophosphate ions, from 0.1 to 3 g/L of condensed phosphate ions, from 0.1 to 0.5 g/L of free hydrofluonc acid, and at least 0.1 g/L of water-soluble polymer molecules that, except for short end groups as generally known in the art, conform to general formula (1) below: in which n is the degree of polymerization and has an integral value or each molecule, the average value of n for all of the molecules present being from 2 to 50 and not necessarily integral, X is a hydrogen atom or a moiety Y conforming to general formula (II) wherein each of R1 and R2 is an alkyl moiety or a hydroxy alkyl moiety having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms each, the total number of moieties Y having a ratio to the total number of aromatic rings that is from 0.2:1.0 to 1.0:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Yoshida, Akio Shimizu, Ken-ichiro Oshita
  • Patent number: 6368426
    Abstract: Concentrates containing (a) an hydroxylamine sulfate accelerator, and (b) zinc, nickel, manganese, and phosphate ions are formulated into aqueous coating solutions for treating metal surfaces, such as ferrous, zinc, and aluminum surfaces. In the process of using this solution, hydroxylamine ions become depleted or reduced in concentration in the applied solution. A replenishing solution is added for reusing the solution until the replenished coating solution reaches a sulfate level of no more than 14 g/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Sienkowski, Gerald J. Cormier
  • Patent number: 6365234
    Abstract: Polymerizable compositions containing titanium, manganese and/or zirconium salts of olefinically unsaturated, polymerizable carboxylic acids and other olefinically unsaturated comonomers and a radical polymerization initiator are suitable for the organic coil coating of metallic materials. These non-aqueous metal coatings are suitable for the chromium-free pretreatment of steel with excellent corrosion control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Ludwig Schieferstein, Manfred Gorzinski, Stefan Kuepper, Herbert Fischer
  • Patent number: 6364950
    Abstract: A coating apparatus is disclosed for applying a coating material on one or more zones of a substrate material. In one embodiment, the coating applicators have fluid-wicking strips that apply the coatings directly to the substrate, while in another embodiment, the fluid-wicking strips indirectly apply the coatings to the substrate via feed rolls. Metering mechanisms supply predetermined amounts of coating material to the fluid-wicking strips. Each coating applicator has a housing with a recess for receiving one the fluid-wicking strips therein. One of the fluid-wicking strips Is mounted in each housing which has a plurality of transversely spaced passageways. Each passageway of each applicator housing is fluidly coupled to its own separate air actuated metering mechanism which dispenses coating material to the portion of the fluid-wicking strip adjacent thereto. A desired quantity of coating material is simultaneously delivered via the metering mechanisms to each of the applicator housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin H. Cornell, W. Craig Huffman
  • Patent number: D458835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventor: Nicola Delli-Venneri
  • Patent number: D460360
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventor: Willi Diete
  • Patent number: H2047
    Abstract: A thermosettable adhesive is used to secure a laminate having a compliant layer (for example, a foamable composition containing a diene rubber), a layer comprised of a thermosettable resin capable of being cured to a rigid state, and an optional carrier layer (for example, a metal foil) to a substrate for the purpose of strengthening, stiffening, or otherwise reinforcing the substrate. The substrate may, for example, be a metal vehicle door. The thermosettable adhesive is comprised of at least one polyol such as a polyether polyol, at least one epoxy resin, and at least one polyisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Lee Harrison, George F. Didlake
  • Patent number: H2077
    Abstract: Dispersions in water of “poly{vinyl alcohol}” (“PVA”), preferably those types resulting from about 90 mole % hydrolysis and/or ester interchange of polymers of vinyl carboxylates and having a molecular weight of about 155,000, are particularly effective for modifying the surfaces of plastic materials to cause water and/or other specified liquids to spread more readily over the treated surfaces than over the untreated surfaces. A biocide to repress the growth of micro-organisms in the dispersions is preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Walter N. Opdycke
  • Patent number: H2089
    Abstract: Metal surfaces are effectively cleaned of grease and oil using an aqueous composition containing surfactant, alkalinizing agent, metal corrosion inhibitor, brightening agent and relatively high levels of glycol ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald J. Cormier, Michael L. Sienkowski