Patents Examined by David L. Lacey
  • Patent number: 6060285
    Abstract: For the production of hetero-bispecific monoclonal antibodies at least the genes for the light chain and for the variable part of the heavy chain are isolated from a hybridoma cell line which secretes an antibody with a desired specificity and they are inserted into a eukaryotic plasmid vector which contains a marker capable of selection together with a strong promoter, this expression vector is transfected into a hybridoma cell line which secretes antibodies with a second desired specificity, the cell line is cultured, the antibodies are obtained and the bispecific antibody is isolated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Lenz, Ulrich Weidle
  • Patent number: 5811147
    Abstract: The food and beverage preservative of this invention uses a finely divided calcium component in a solution of vinegar, alcohol and a fermented germ. The calcium component is present in said preservative in an amount of from 3,000 to 4,000 mg for each 100 to 200 cc of the solution. The preservative has a ph of from 4.5 to 5.5. The calcium component is derived from egg shells, clam shells, oyster shells, scallop shells, animal bones, fish bones, coral and any mixtures of two or more of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Inventor: Youjiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 5762991
    Abstract: A continuous process of producing beer is described. Starch-containing raw materials are disintegrated and are optionally processed to form malt, a wort is produced from the disintegrated and optionally malted raw materials, and the wort is subjected to alcoholic fermentation. In that process all process steps are performed continuously. The mash is initially heated in a reactor system to a temperature of 75.degree. to 85.degree. C. The grain residue is removed from the mash. The wort is subsequently hopped and is heated to a temperature from 105.degree. to 140.degree. C. This is succeeded by a flash evaporation, a removal of the dregs and a cooling of the wort, which is subsequently fermented at 6.degree. to 25.degree. in the presence of a biocatalyst. The fermenting process may be succeeded by a partial or full continuous de-alcoholization of the beer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Metalgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Dziondziak, Rudolf Bonsch, Roland Herbert Bodmer, Michael Karl Hans Eichelsbacher, Peter Mitschke, Ulrich Heinrich Friedrich Sander, Eberhard Julius Friedrich Schlichting
  • Patent number: 5750179
    Abstract: A water-dispersible lipidic hop extract composition, comprising at least 10% by weight of free fatty acid substances derived from hops, is useful to increase the utilization of the hop aroma and flavor components. It may be produced by treatment of an extract of hops with an excess of alkali. The starting hop extract, made conventionally as by extraction with organic solvent or carbon dioxide, preferably has alpha, isoalpha, and beta hop acids removed before treatment with excess alkali. A cosolvent, such as a lower alkanol, polyol, or wetting agent, heat, or high shear may be used to improve mixing of the lipidic organic phase of the hop extract with the excess alkali. The water-dispersible lipidic hop extract imparts an enhanced hop aroma and flavor upon addition to the wort at some point during the brewing process between boiling and the beginning of fermentation. A beer incorporating the dispersible lipidic hop extract has a stronger hop aroma and flavor than beer incorporating the usual hop extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Kalamazoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Guzinski, Mark H. Schulze
  • Patent number: 5744189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of ensiling fodder made by combining fresh or wilted silage material with solid carbon dioxide while utilizing the essential conditions for homofermentative lactic acid fermentation, which are known in themselves and the basic parameters of which can be monitored. The solid carbon dioxide is added in an amount of 0.5 to 20 kg per ton, preferably 1 to 3 kg per ton, according to a principle of distribution that gives priority to the zones of the silo most endangered by oxygen in the air, in particular the marginal zones. The fermentation process must take place with an amount of silage material large enough to be little affected by the ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventor: Bernd Pieper
  • Patent number: 5744183
    Abstract: Wines and other alcoholic beverages are treated to remove sulfides by passing the beverage through a filter medium comprising polyvinyl polypyrrolidone, polyvinylimidazole, or a copolymer of the monomers of these two polymers, the polymer or copolymer having been pretreated with a solution of a metallic salt, preferably copper sulfate or silver nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventors: Robert M. Ellsworth, Gordon Burns
  • Patent number: 5741535
    Abstract: A package includes a protective band having a cavity for receiving a fragile food product unit. A wrap material is tightly secured around the food product unit and the protective band to form a package. The protective band may have alternating narrow segments and wide segments to ensure that the wrap material keeps the top and bottom extremities of the food product unit inside the protective band and spaced from the upper and lower edges of the wide segments of the protective band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Warnock Food Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan C. Cope, Donald G. Warnock
  • Patent number: 5725894
    Abstract: A coccidiosis-relieving agent comprising cashew nut shell oil and/or anacardic acids as an active ingredient and a feed for relieving coccidiosis comprising cashew nut shell oil and/or anacardic acids. Cecal lesions of livestock and poultry, in particular poultry such as fowl, can be relieved by adding cashew nut shell oil and/or anacardic acids to a feed. The coccidiosis-relieving agent according to the present invention does not completely inactivate Coccidium protozoa, but induces slight infection to immunize an animal, thus achieving a so-called "passive immunological effect". The coccidiosis-relieving agent is efficacious in allowing Coccidium protozoa to grow and imparting sufficient immunological stimuli while relieving lesions to thereby lessen damage to poultry such as fowls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Takasago International Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Toyomizu, Yutaka Nakai
  • Patent number: 5714189
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a novel cooking utensil for use in cooking food together with a conventional cooking vessel such as a covered skillet. The cooking utensil comprises a thin, substantially planar food-supporting cooking member having a bottom surface shaped substantially identically to a lower, inner surface of the conventional cooking vessel so that the food supporting member will substantially completely cover the lower, inner surface of the cooking vessel in flush contact therewith when the food supporting member is placed in the vessel, and handle means integrally connected to a central portion of an upper surface of the food supporting member for lifting and handling the food supporting member. The food supporting member preferably has a uniform thickness significantly smaller than the thickness of a bottom wall portion of the cooking vessel, and a continuous surface so that fluid cannot pass therethrough during a cooking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: Tchong Chin Mao
  • Patent number: 5714181
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a convenient and economical method for improving the rate of raising newborn piglets from the pregnancy of the sow to the weaning of the piglets. The method reduces the incidence of premature piglets and increases the lacteal yield of breeding sows by feeding the breeding sows a feed containing saccharides mainly composed of oligosaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Kurokawa, Kiyoshi Hashimoto, Yasushi Yoshimi, Kazuhiko Hirose, Takahisa Tokunaga, Toshiaki Kono, Akihiro Kodaira
  • Patent number: 5711984
    Abstract: A method of reducing an equilibrium relative humidity level in an edible product comprising:applying a solution, incorporating a first humectant in a liquid form to the product whereby at least a part of the first humectant is absorbed into the edible product;applying a second humectant in a solid form to the product so as the second humectant absorbs residual moisture and is itself absorbed into the product; andwherein both the first and second humectants are effective in reducing the equilibrium relative humidity of the product to a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Gazelle Foods Pty, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susan Isabel Woodward, Theresa May Len Wong
  • Patent number: 5709894
    Abstract: A feed additive for ruminants, comprising dried glutamic acid fermentation solubles, dried corn fermentation solubles, or a mixture of dried glutamic acid fermentation solubles and dried corn fermentation solubles, wherein the dried solubles have been dried to a total moisture content of less than 30% by weight at a temperature not less than about 80.degree. F. and not more than about 900.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Biovance Nebraska
    Inventor: William E. Julien
  • Patent number: 5674363
    Abstract: A method in the regulation of a pulp suspension flow through the headbox of a paper machine/board machine wherein an additional flow is introduced into the pulp suspension at different points across the width of the headbox. The concentration of the additional flow is regulated by a mixer unit which includes a displaceable distributor part such that when the mixing ratio is being regulated, the flow resistances of the component flows, of the additional flow, entering into the mixer unit are adjusted by displacing the distributor part of the mixer unit in a chamber of the mixer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Valmet Paper Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jyrki Huovila, Petri Nyberg, Olavi Viitanen
  • Patent number: 5674364
    Abstract: A method and device in the regulation of the headbox of a paper machine/board machine, in which additional flows are introduced into the pulp suspension at different points across the width of the headbox. The concentration of the additional flows is different than the average concentration of the pulp suspension. The additional flows are introduced through additional-flow pipes to the vicinity of inlet openings of turbulence tubes of a turbulence generator. The grammage profile of the web in the direction of width of the web is regulated in the headbox by adjusting the distance of the end of the additional-flow pipe/pipes from the turbulence generator, whereby the amount of the additional flow entering into the additional-flow pipes and, at the same time, the amount of the pulp suspension flow are regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Valmet Paper Machinery, Inc.
    Inventor: Kari Pitkajarvi
  • Patent number: 5591303
    Abstract: In a pulp digester for continuous cooking under raised pressure and temperature of fiber material in a vertical digester (1), input of fiber material and cooking liquid takes place at the top of the digester, withdrawal of spent cooking liquor is carried out from at least one digester screening arrangement (1D) between the top and the bottom of the digester, and fiber material is fed out from the bottom (1C) of the digester, and at least one screening arrangement (2) in the lower half of the digester, wherein at least one of said screening arrangements (1, 2) has at least one screen element (2A) of which the main configuration is of angular shape, preferably rectangular, most preferred square, having a screen face (3A) of which the total area is less than 1 m.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Kvaerner Pulping Technologies AB
    Inventors: Finn Oulie, Ake Backlund, Johanna Svanberg
  • Patent number: 5560808
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a roll shake connected to a roll in a paper-making machine, wherein the roll is movable in a direction generally parallel to an axis of the roll. A first hydraulic ram assembly, including a first cylinder and a first ram reciprocally disposed in the first cylinder, is attached to the roll. A second hydraulic ram assembly, including a second cylinder and a second ram reciprocally disposed in the second cylinder, is rigidly connected to the first cylinder. A counter mass is connected to the second ram, and is movable in a direction generally parallel to the roll axis. A controller is connected to the first hydraulic ram assembly and the second hydraulic ram assembly. The controller independently controls reciprocating movements of the first ram and the second ram within the first cylinder and the second cylinder, respectively, whereby a resultant momentum of the roll and the counter mass is approximately equal to zero at any point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Edwin X. Graf
  • Patent number: 5552018
    Abstract: Process for improving the selectivity of the delignification of a chemical paper pulp by employing a peroxyacid, in which the unbleached pulp originating from the cooking operation is treated with an aqueous solution of this organic peroxyacid in the presence of at least one stabilizer selected from phosphonic acids and their salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Solvay Interox (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Johan Devenyns
  • Patent number: 5549726
    Abstract: A process for bending a glass sheet according to which the glass sheet is heated in horizontal position until its bending temperature is reached and is brought into contact with an upper bending form by a force of a pneumatic nature. A fluid barrier is generated at the periphery of the glass sheet, the fluid barrier limiting the entry and exit of air near the upper bending form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Vitrage International
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Petitcollin, Jean-Luc Lesage, Arnaud Borderiou
  • Patent number: 5549788
    Abstract: Effluents are minimized from a cellulose pulp mill having a recovery boiler by concentrating liquid effluents from the bleach plant and/or liquid spills from process streams, incinerating the concentrated effluents in the recovery boiler, removing particles present in the flue gases from the recovery boiler to produce an ash including salts containing potassium and chloride, and sulfur compounds, and removing the potassium and chloride from the ash while returning the sulfur containing compounds to the recovery loop, so as to balance the sulfur, chloride and potassium levels in the mill. The sulfur is typically returned directly to a stream of black liquor just before entry into the recovery boiler. Green liquor is produced from the melt, which preferably is treated to remove metals from it prior to caustization (e.g. by sedimentation and/or filtration), and prior to green liquor crystallization to produce sodium hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: A. Ahlstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Tuomo S. Nykanen, Brian F. Greenwood, Johan Gullichsen, Erkki Kiiskila, Esko Mattelmaki, Joseph R. Phillips, Jan T. Richardsen, Rolf Ryham, Jarmo Soderman, Karl G. Wiklund
  • Patent number: 5547012
    Abstract: Kraft pulp of increased strength and bleachability may be produced with decreased consumption of effective alkali, and at a lower H factor, by keeping the dissolved organic material (DOM) concentration low substantially through the entire kraft cook, including by extracting high DOM liquid from at least one part of a continuous digester and replacing it with much lower level DOM liquid. Existing pulp mills having two-vessel hydraulic, one-vessel hydraulic, or other systems may be retrofit to provide for extractions and additions of low DOM dilution liquor (including substantially DOM-free white liquor). Also, commercial size batch digesters (8 tons per day of pulp or more) can be operated with low DOM liquor to produce increased strength pulp. Using dilution with low DOM liquor also results in reduced H factor and effective alkali consumption, and increased bleachability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Kamyr, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno S. Marcoccia, J. Robert Prough, Richard O. Laakso, Joseph R. Phillips, Rolf C. Ryham, Jan T. Richardsen, R. Fred Chasse