Patents Represented by Attorney Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
  • Patent number: 8347662
    Abstract: A combination including an apparatus with a frame bounding an internal space and a first repositionable door that is movable between closed and open positions relative to the frame. Cooperating components on the first door and at least one of: a) the frame; and b) a second door are alignable in a first relative position with the first door closed. A lock assembly cooperates with the components with the first door in the closed position and the cooperating components in the first relative position and has a locked state wherein the lock assembly prevents the first door from being moved from its closed position into its open position. A shielding assembly conforms to at least a part of the exposed outer surface, overlies at least a part of the exposed outer surface, and is frictionally held against the lock assembly to be maintained in an operative state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Kaminsky, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8349368
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and compositions for treating pathogenic vaginal biofilms. More specifically, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a combination of boric acid and diethylaminetetracetic acid (EDTA) and to methods of using such compositions to treat or prevent biofilm formation associated with vaginal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), trichomoniasis or mixed infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toltec Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Suzanne Gordon, Dawn Flynn
  • Patent number: 8348078
    Abstract: A leak proof/resistant drinking lid (10) is provided for use with beverage container. The lid (10) includes a manually actuated valve stem (16) mounted to a housing (14), a drinking port (18) extending through the housing (14), a drinking valve head (20) carried on the stem (16), a pressure relief port (22) extending through the drinking valve head (20), and a pressure relief valve head (24) mounted to the stem 16. The pressure relief valve head (24) is releasably mounted to the stem (16) by a connector (26). A resilient member (28) is sandwiched between the stem (16) and the drinking valve head (20) to transmit an actuating force from the stem (16) to the drinking valve head (20) and to allow the stem (16) and the pressure relief valve head (24) to translate relative to the drinking valve head (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Patent number: 8347557
    Abstract: A gutter hanger having a mounting portion to be secured to a building frame and a support portion to engage a gutter in an operative position on the building frame. The mounting portion has first and second legs joined together to define an upwardly opening “U” shape to receive a depending flashing portion with the mounting portion secured to a building frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Minor, Sr., Keith W. Minor, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8349768
    Abstract: This invention describes the use of S-abscisic acid (S-ABA) to modify sensory characteristics such as aroma, bouquet, flavor, mouthfeel, astringency, balance, complexity or finish of white grapes and white wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory D. Venburg, Andrew Rath, Peter D. Petracek
  • Patent number: 8348189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for shredding sheet material, comprising shredding means—(2) for shredding the sheet material and a feed conveyor system for feeding sheet material. The feed conveyor system comprises a suction duct (12) having an inlet (19) and an outlet (20), and suction means for sucking sheet material to be shredded from the feed location to the shredding means via the suction duct and for sucking sheet material shredded by the shredding means to the collecting location. The shredding means comprise at least one stationary shear blade (4) and at least one rotary shear blade (3), as well as drive means. The device further comprises detection means for detecting an increased risk of jamming of the shredding means during operation of the device, as well as blocking means (31) which operate in dependence on the detections made by the detection means for partially blocking the suction duct in a blocking position or releasing the suction duct in a free position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Syntech Holdings B.V.
    Inventor: Gerardus Jacobus Marie Kusters
  • Patent number: 8347661
    Abstract: The combination of: a) an apparatus with a frame bounding an internal space and a first door that is movable between closed and open positions; b) cooperating components on the first door and at least one of: i) the frame; and ii) a second door that are alignable in a first relative position; and c) a lock assembly that cooperates with the components with the first door in the closed position and the cooperating components in the first relative position and has a locked state wherein the lock assembly prevents the first door from being moved from its closed position into its open position. The lock assembly has a casing with an outer surface and a first assembly that extends over at least a portion of the outer surface of the casing to block access to the casing in a manner that would allow a repositioning force to be applied to the outer surface of the casing so as to thereby defeat the lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Kaminsky, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8342118
    Abstract: An apparatus for extrusion forming a sheet product having an extruder assembly with a sheet die through which a flowable material is delivered and a roll stand assembly made up of a roll stack sub-assembly and a sheet take-off sub-assembly. The roll stack assembly has first and second rolls between which a nip location is defined at which flowable material from the sheet die is delivered. The sheet take-off sub-assembly produces an advancing force upon a first sheet component made up of at least the first sheet layer. The roll stand assembly further has a coating system for applying a coating component to a surface on at least one sheet component advancing through the apparatus. The roll stand assembly is constructed to be reconfigured thereby to change a path traveled by the at least one sheet component and facilitate selective application of the coating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Processing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dana R. Hanson, Mitchell L. Gritzner, Ryan E. Leopold
  • Patent number: 8338421
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to compositions and methods for inducing vasoconstriction with low incidence of rebound hyperemia. The compositions comprise highly selective alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonists, at low concentrations, such as below 0.05% weight by volume. The compositions preferably comprise brimonidine. The compositions preferably have pH between about 5.5 and about 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Synergy Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Horn
  • Patent number: 8336758
    Abstract: There is shown and described a pouring element for a package for holding flowable or pourable products, and particularly a cardboard/plastics composite package having a gabletop, said pouring element having a pouring passage, the pouring passage having passage cross-sections of substantially identical areas arranged perpendicularly to its centerline, the outer passage cross-sections of the pouring passage being a product inlet opening and a substantially circular product outlet opening and the product inlet opening having associated with it a flange for connection to the package. To enable improved pouring characteristics to be achieved without having to accept disproportionately large costs and complication in production, provision is made, in the form for application, for the product inlet opening to be of an elongated shape which is not symmetrical in rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventor: Volker Scheu
  • Patent number: 8333933
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a process challenge device for a high-pressure steam sterilizer capable of reuse with little trouble. A process challenge device 1 for a high-pressure steam sterilizer, includes a plurality of stacked steam permeable bodies 7, 8, and 9 formed by a material capable of permeating of steam 11 and an indicator 10. The steam permeable bodies 8 (except the steam permeable bodies 7 and 9 arranged at both sides among the stacked steam permeable bodies 7, 8, and 9) each have an opening 8a for accommodating the indicator 10. The steam permeable bodies 7, 8, and 9 are stacked, so that the indicator 10 is surrounded by the inner wall of a cavity 24 formed by the openings 8a of the intermediate steam permeable bodies communicated with one another and the steam permeable bodies 7 and 9 arranged at both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sakura Color Products Corporation
    Inventors: Seisaku Oshiro, Toshiki Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 8334002
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to mixtures of cinnamaldehyde (cinnamic aldehyde) and allicin (10%) in emulsifiable suspension formulations at ratios ranging from 1:1 to 20:1 for protecting plants from damage by nematodes, fungal pathogens, insects and mites. The nematicidal compositions described are easily flowable, easily mixable in water and have low volatility and exhibit no phytotoxicity. Methods of applying the compositions for agriculture use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Bala N. Devisetty, Bassam Shammo, Linda A. Rehberger, Rebecca Dickenson, Heemanshubhai K. Patel, Daniel F. Heiman
  • Patent number: 8327829
    Abstract: An injector mount system (30) is provided for mounting an injector (22) to an exhaust flow conduit (21) in an exhaust treatment system (10). The injector (22) includes a housing (32) having an open end (46) that mounts an orifice/nozzle (38). The injector mount system (30) includes a boss (62) fixed to the exhaust flow conduit (21), and an end cap (44) of the injector (22) that is attached to the housing (32), closing the open end (46) and securing the orifice/nozzle (38) in the open end (46). The boss (62) and end cap (44) include mating flanges (60,64) that define a non-threaded connector for securing the injector (22) to the exhaust flow conduit (21). The mating flange (60) of the end cap (44) being formed as a unitary part of the end cap (44), and the mating flange (64) of the boss being a unitary part of the boss (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Keidel, Stephen Thomas, Jeremy D. Popovich, Jeffrey Broderick, Samuel Hiss, Ryan Floyd, Collin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8329282
    Abstract: A power transmission belt having a body made at least in part from ethylene-?-olefin rubber. At least one load carrying member is embedded in the ethylene-?-olefin rubber. First, second and third films are formed on the load carrying member. The first film is made from at least one of an isocyanate compound and an epoxy compound, the second film from polybutadiene rubber, and the third film from an ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Sueto, Hideyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8328047
    Abstract: A package (52) is provided for containing and dispensing a fluent product. The package (52) includes a fitment body (18) having a tailpiece (40) defining a dispensing passage (19) extending along a longitudinal axis (23), and a collapsible pouch (12) for containing a fluent product to be dispensed, the pouch (12) defined by at least two opposing, flexible, web portions (24). The fitment body (18) extends from a dispensing end (33) of the pouch (12) with the tailpiece (40) being sandwiched between the flexible web portions (24), and the flexible web portions (24) being welded to each other and to the tailpiece (40) to define a robust weld structure (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Walters, Mark G. Neuhalfen
  • Patent number: 8329726
    Abstract: The invention relates to the inhibition of VEGF receptor signaling and HGF receptor signaling. The invention provides compounds of general formula (A) wherein A1 is sulfur, A3 is CH, A2 is CH, D is heterocycle, Z is oxygen, SO0-2 or NR, Ar is phenyl and G is not a ring, and methods for inhibiting VEGF receptor signaling and HGF receptor signaling. The invention also provides compositions and methods for treating cell proliferative diseases and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: MethylGene Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar Mario Saavedra, Stephen William Claridge, Lijie Zhan, Franck Raeppel, Arkadii Vaisburg, Stephane Raeppel, Michael Mannion, Frederic Gaudette, Ljubomir Isakovic, Marie-Claude Granger, Naomy Bernstein
  • Patent number: D672650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wisniewski, Anne F. Stecker
  • Patent number: D672654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Aptar Freyung GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Jäckel
  • Patent number: D673044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventor: John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: D673846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Seman, Preston L. Anderson