Patents Represented by Attorney Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP
  • Patent number: 8273026
    Abstract: An ultrasonic imaging method particularly for 3D gynaecologic inspections provides an ultrasound probe having a number of transducers forming a linear array. An imaging scanning unit connected to the transducers alternatively generates electric driving signals for each transducer. The probe is oscillated in a direction transversal to the longitudinal extension of the linear array of transducers and around an axis coinciding or parallel to the longitudinal extensions of the linear array of transducers to modify the orientation of the direction of propagation of the ultrasound signals. The ultrasound beams are steered so that the linear array of transducers generates a trapezoidal scanning slice or plane diverging in the direction of propagation of the beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Esaote, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marino Cerofolini
  • Patent number: 8273687
    Abstract: Provided are methods, kits and compositions for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant by administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition has a pH greater than 5. Also provided are methods, kits and compositions for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant, comprising administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition includes a wetting agent. Also provided are methods, kits and compositions for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant, comprising administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition has a pH greater than 5 and includes a wetting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc.
    Inventors: Olav Messerschmidt, Joseph Jankauskas, Frank Smith
  • Patent number: 8267045
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for aquaculturing marine life forms such as coral utilizing a rotating tray that exposes the marine life forms to variable water flow conditions during each revolution of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Karen R. Spartz
  • Patent number: 8268736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for improving the breaking strength and/or tear strength of a warp-knitted fabric, in particular for use in adsorptive filtering materials having a protective function against chemical poisons and/or warfare agent materials, the process comprising providing the warp-knitted fabric with a multiplicity of wales, a multiplicity of courses and a multiplicity of structural elements. In accordance with the present invention, a portion of the structural elements is configured as to each extend over a plurality of wales, so that in the event of a breaking stress on the warp-knitted fabric or the action of a breaking force the structural elements which each extend over a plurality of wales are pushed together or bundled and an improved breaking force results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Blucher GmbH
    Inventors: Anna Varga-Molnar, Hanno Oppermann
  • Patent number: 8266842
    Abstract: A stadium and arena seating system is provided which utilizes concrete tread surfaces and metallic or other non-concrete vertical risers therebetween. The concrete treads have front and rear embeds embedded within the front and rear ends of the treads respectively. The embeds comprise a metallic or other non-concrete material similar to the vertical risers. The vertical risers are arranged in a shingled or other self-sealing fashion between the embeds of the treads to provide water and debris shedding. In certain embodiments, an overlapping vertical riser may be used which provides water shedding without the need for embeds within the concrete tread surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Dant Clayton Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce C. Merrick, Brian DeHart
  • Patent number: 8268084
    Abstract: A liquid injection device (11) for injecting cleaning liquids into an airflow, comprises: an airflow duct (12); a jacket (13) surrounding the airflow duct, in two parts (13a, 13b), axially separable, and having liquid infeed and drain openings (15); at least one nozzle unit (16) having an inlet opening (16a) onto the jacket, and its nozzle outlet opening (16b) into the airflow duct; the parts of the jacket being sealingly juxtaposed for use, and separable for access to said nozzle unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlwind Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Keith Roscoe
  • Patent number: 8267246
    Abstract: A system for organizing, protecting, sterilizing, storing and delivery of surgical instruments, implants and related devices. Post and button fasteners are removably mounted to a tray and hold rigid and flexible bracketry for securing devices within the assembly. Silicone holders are mounted to upstanding pegs secured to the tray wall by nuts limiting movement of the holders relative to the tray wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: ContainMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd E. Bettenhausen, Cary A. Bettenhausen
  • Patent number: 8267254
    Abstract: A separator for separating trash into its constituents. An inlet conduit accelerates the trash mixture into an expansion chamber allowing the lighter weight materials to move apart from heavier materials. An air fan applies air pressure to the lighter weight materials drawing off the lighter weight materials while the heavier materials fall towards a collecting conveyor by the force of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Air Equipment & Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald G. Cox
  • Patent number: 8263563
    Abstract: Inhibitors for the endoprotease furin are provided for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and study of human and animal pathologies, which involve furin activity. These pathologies include infections caused by bacteria and virus that exploit host furin activity. These pathologies also include diseases that involve the expression of host proproteins that are processed by furin as a part of growth, development, and maintenance of the host organism including certain cancers of the head and neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Robert E. Smith, Judith Smith, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8257277
    Abstract: A bodily fluid sampling device includes a piercing device and a sensor enclosed in a housing. A cassette, which contains test media, is positioned proximal to the sensor so that the sensor is able to analyze a bodily fluid sample collected on the test media. The cassette includes a supply portion from which unused test media is supplied and a storage portion in which contaminated test media is stored after exposure to the bodily fluid. The cassette is adapted to collect a series of bodily fluid samples without requiring disposal of the test media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Roe, Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 8256531
    Abstract: A method and device for installing a tube of a geothermal closed loop system in the ground. A drill rod includes a hook for removably mounting the heat exchange tube for positioning the tube in the hole bored in the ground by the drill bit. The tube may be inserted into the bored hole once the drill is removed therefrom, mounted to the tube and then reinserted into the hole. Alternatively, the tube is mounted to the drill rod as the hole is being bored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Williams Comfort Air, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry R. Biggs, Joseph A. Huck
  • Patent number: 8257433
    Abstract: A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract, and at least one layer 18 of an immunosuppressive agent posited over at least one surface of the structure 12. Optionally, the device 10 can include at least one porous, preferably polymeric layer 20 posited over the layer 18 of immunosuppressive agent, and can alternatively or additionally include at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure 12, the at least one layer 18 of immunosuppessive agent being posited in turn on at least a portion of the coating layer 16. The porous layer 20 and the coating layer 16 each provide for the controlled release of the bioactive material from the device 10. The structure 12 is preferably configured as a coronary stent. The polymer of the porous layer 20 is preferably applied by vapor or plasma deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Anthony O. Ragheb, Neal E. Fearnot, Thomas G. Kozma, William D. Voorhees, III
  • Patent number: 8257281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of normalizing a spine of an individual including identifying a first point on the spine that exhibits the greatest degree of spinal misalignment and the hemisphere of the misalignment. A second point on the back of the individual is identified using a measuring device to measure along the spine a calculated distance specific to the individual. The second point on the back is then translated to the front of the individual opposite the second point to identity a third point. Application of therapeutic treatment near the third point normalizes the spine. In one embodiment, the distance is calculated by dividing the height of the individual by eight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alternative Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Recker, Eugene Recker
  • Patent number: 8256949
    Abstract: Among other things, an apparatus for mixing and dispensing a bone cement mixture are provided. In certain embodiments, the apparatus includes a housing having a first chamber for containing an ampoule having a first bone cement component. The housing has a second chamber for containing a second bone cement component and the first and second chambers are in fluid communication. An ampoule breaking device is disposed within the first chamber and is configured to engage and break the ampoule for release of the first bone cement component. Disposed within the second chamber is an impeller that is configured to rotate such that the impeller mixes the first and second bone cement components together to form the bone cement mixture. Adjacent the impeller is a displacer that is configured to advance through the second chamber, receiving the impeller and dispensing the bone cement mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Jonathan Lee Bennett, Jessica L. Burke
  • Patent number: 8257276
    Abstract: A device for sampling body fluid, the device comprising, a main body, a lancet disposed within the main body, a carrier disposed within the main body fixedly attached to the lancet, a biasing means in communication with the lancet and the carrier, an annular space disposed within the main body adjacent the lancet, and a means for measuring a body fluid. Wherein the means for measuring the body fluid may include micro-porous test strips, an electronic testing device, an optical/reflectance testing measuring device, or a visual inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Perez, Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 8251204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vibratory parts feeding system having an electromagnetic securement system for operatively coupling a feeder bowl, inline feeder, and/or hopper bin to their respective base drive units. The securement system includes a metallic plate and a mounting portion, wherein the metallic plate is affixed to or integrated into the feeder bowl, inline feeder, or hopper bin and the mounting portion, which includes an electromagnet, is affixed to or integrated into the base drive unit. The metallic plate and mounting portion are designed to interface with one another, and when the electromagnet is energized, the metallic plate is secured to the base drive unit by the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Service Engineering Incorporated
    Inventors: John P. Mazza, Mark F. Koester, Robert A. Jennings, Bruce E. Allen, Ryan L. Jennings, Jonathon Baumann
  • Patent number: 8247407
    Abstract: The invention relates to medicine, in particular to searching and developing novel medicinal agent for treating pancreatic diabetes. The invention is based on the development of more effective and less toxic medicinal agents based on indole derivatives which exhibit antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic activity and insulin resistance-improving actions and the structure of which differs from the structure of traditionally used compounds. The inventive indole derivatives are also low-toxic and easily tolerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Zakrytoe Artsionernoe Obschestvo “Masterclone”
    Inventors: Alexander Victorovich Demin, Vitaly Afanasievich Martianov, Alexander Mihaylovich Shuster
  • Patent number: D665822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Linemark (UK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Tony Holt
  • Patent number: D666299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mobile Airways, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Todd Bergman, Andrew B. Mendenhall
  • Patent number: D668014
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Jan Manak