Patents Examined by Nancy A. Swisher
  • Patent number: 4923700
    Abstract: An artificial tear suspension system is provided which includes bioerodible mucin-type particles, lipid-type material and aqueous-type material. The bioerodible mucin-type particles are suspended in either the lipid-type material or the aqueous-type material or both. The system provides all of the components of the natural tear film layers, and thus when administered to the eye provides an effective tear film which mimics the natural tear film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventor: Herbert E. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 4913946
    Abstract: A fluorescent adhesive tape for use as a highlighter to apply to a support with writing, consisting of a transparent or semi-transparent film to which there are applied a layer of fluorescent colored ink of high dry-substance content, and a layer of adhesive of low adhesive power which allows removal from said support without alteration of the support itself or of the writing.Said adhesive tape can be applied to exercise books, magazines, books etc., for school, the office and the home, and finds use in many other sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignees: Incas International Carbon Solvent, SICAD Spa
    Inventors: Guido Sala, Ivano Zucchiatti
  • Patent number: 4911641
    Abstract: A method and composition for promoting the growth of bone that are particularly useful in treating bone defects in the human jaw. The method includes surgically exposing the bony defect, cleaning the defect and adjacent teeth, and implanting the composition in the bony defect. The bone growing composition includes two sizes of Hydroxyapatite for supporting the growth of new bone, Tetracycline for its antibiotic effect, freeze dried decalcified human bone for promoting bone growth, and Fibronectin for promoting connective tissue generation and for jelling the bone growing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Inventor: Steven G. Detsch
  • Patent number: 4900552
    Abstract: A trilaminate film suitable for prolonged and sustained delivery of an active ingredient in a buccal cavity is disclosed. A hydratable mucoadhesive base layer, a non-adhesive reservoir layer and a water-impermeable carrier film sandwiched between and bonded to the base layer and the reservoir layer are the elements which form the trilaminate film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Watson Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip R. Sanvordeker, Sau-Hung S. Leung
  • Patent number: 4883654
    Abstract: A toiletry formulation is provided for cosmetic use, in the form of a stable, spreadable lotion or cream incorporating a skin adherent base possessing non-irritant characteristics compatible with mucous membranes, including emulsifying agents, a skin protectant, a mild germicide to inhibit microbial growth in the formulation, and a combination of desensitizing agents for application to selected areas of the skin of a user, prior to mechanical hair depilation, such as plucking of the eyebrows, in order to minimize reaction of the skin and the local generation of pain in the plucking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventor: Deborah A. Young
  • Patent number: 4883717
    Abstract: A vibration-damping material consisting of two metal plates and a vibration-damping layer of thermoplastic resin interposed between the two metal plates, in which said thermoplastic resin has a percentage of wlongation at C. of 30% or more, preferably 50% or more, a peak temperature of dissipation factor (tan .delta.) in the range of C. to C., and a bonding strength toward the metal plates of 3 kg/cm or more as determined by test at C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Kitamura, Takuzo Okumura, Yoshio Tadokoro, Hiroo Toya, Yoshiaki Togawa, Toshitsugu Kikuchi, Tadayuki Ohmae, Mitsuyuki Okada, Minoru Nishihara, Toshiaki Shiota, Hiroyuki Nagai
  • Patent number: 4880677
    Abstract: Light transmitting glass having at least one surface area which is matted by surface pits, including an etched surface area having a population of merging or contiguous surface pits of polyhedral form, each pit having a small area so that at least 30% of visible light normally incident on the at least one surface is diffusely transmitted through the surface and the at least one surface having a total luminous transmittance of normally incident visible light of not less than TT-10 where TT is the total luminous transmittance through the same surface prior to etching expressed as a percentage of the total incident visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Glaverbel
    Inventors: Andre Hecq, Jean-Francois Thomas
  • Patent number: 4874664
    Abstract: A birefringent plate comprising a transparent substrate and an obliquely evaporated film formed on the transparent substrate, is free from the visual angle dependence because the obliquely evaporated film is formed into a multilayer composition and the neighboring layers have a different evaporation direction. Moreover, a manufacturing method for the birefringent plate, using a device constituted of a vacuum chamber and a crucible having a large number of inclined through holes, is capable of making the film thickness of the obliquely evaporated film uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Shigeki Hamaguchi, Yasuhiro Ohtsuka, Tomoyoshi Motohiro, Yasunori Taga, Masahiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 4874651
    Abstract: An end structure for a synthetic resin member having a projection formed on the end surface of the synthetic resin member and an end structure portion of synthetic resin injection molded around the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoji Takai
  • Patent number: 4861670
    Abstract: An addition cured rubber containing vinyl end-stopped diorganopolysiloxane and vinyl functional silicone resin is disclosed to provide superior durability when applied to a ship's hull as an anti-foulant or foul release coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Warren R. Lampe, Annette A. Moore, Kathleen R. Hartley
  • Patent number: 4857302
    Abstract: The solubilized benzoyl peroxide is made by mixing a heated combination of crystalline benzoyl peroxide with silicone glycol copolymer wherein the temperature of the mixture is in the range from to C. The benzoyl peroxide is no longer in crystallized form and hence the benzoyl peroxide is solubilized in the silicone glycol copolymer. The cosmetic solution includes a solubilized benzoyl peroxide as described above. Further, an independent mixture of alcohol, acetone and water is made. The solubilized benzoyl peroxide is then mixed with the second mixture (alcohol, acetone and water). The resulting cosmetic solution is very stable and the benzoyl peroxide remains in solution, i.e., an analysis of the cosmetic solution does not show any crystalline benzoyl peroxide. Further, primary irritation tests indicate this solution to be minimally irritating which is important for its use as a vehicle for topical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventors: Donald F. Decker, Jr., Deborah A. Decker, Kathleen S. Duggins
  • Patent number: 4849299
    Abstract: Sapphire watch cover glass or crystal.The glass or crystal (18) comprises on a part of its upper face, a superficial layer (28) having an amorphous structure. This layer (28) makes it possible to increase the hardness of the glass or crystal in its exposed parts while reducing the risk of breakage of said glass or crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Montres Rado S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Loth
  • Patent number: 4835036
    Abstract: The method relates to the production of a string (24) for a racket, particularly a tennis racket. The string is a known string, for example a gut string or a synthetic string. The conditioning of the string on a support (1), particularly a bobbin, is effected under a traction tension and the length of the string is kept constant. Thus, the elongation of the string under the traction tension effect when winding the string on the support (1) is conveniently between 5 and 15%. The stringing of the racket with the thus conditioned string (24) should be carried out in an interval of 60 minutes, but preferably 30 minutes, from the removal time of the string from its support (1). The relaxation of the string, i.e. the decrease of tension after the stringing of the racket, is considerably smaller with a string conditioned according to the invention than with a same string which has not been conditioned. Such relaxation reduction is particularly important with a polypropylene string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Isosport Verbundbauteile GES.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Herbert Woltron, Robert Schamesberger
  • Patent number: 4832998
    Abstract: A honeycomb body and a method of producing the body including a stack of structured metal sheets disposed in layers at least partially spaced apart from each other defining a multiplicity of channels through which gases can flow, the stack having ends twisted in mutually opposite directions about at least two fixation points, and a jacket tube surrounding the sheets and being formed of at least one segment, the sheets having ends joined with the jacket tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Theodor Cyron
  • Patent number: 4830616
    Abstract: A method for bonding a restorative composite resin to dentin which comprises:treating the surface of dentin with a dentin-treating liquid for, 1 to 90 seconds obtained by adding glutaraldehyde and ferric chloride to an aqueous solution of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid regulated to a hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of 7.4; removing the treating liquid by water-rinsing to dry the thus treated surface of dentin; applying a primer comprising an ethylene related unsaturated monomer, a (meth)acrylic ester polymer and tri-n-butyl borane on the dried surface of dentin; and filling the restorative composite resin onto the applied surface of dentin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignees: Reiichi Okuda, G-C Dental Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Reiichi Okuda, Masashi Komatsu, Shin Asanuma, Noriko Hiratsuka
  • Patent number: 4810583
    Abstract: An aircraft windshield having an outer glass ply and an inner antilacerative liner. The liner preferably includes a sheet of polyether urethane and polycaprolactone urethane. The polyether urethane is sandwiched between the glass ply and polycaprolactone urethane and the assembly is laminated to form the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Theresa S. Brown, Connie J. Parvin, Patricia B. Walters, Wolfram F. Rothe, Radford French
  • Patent number: 4804571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reusable thermal protection member for an object subject to great heating, e.g. an aircraft or spacecraft.The member comprises in per se known manner a refractory shield and an insulating layer between the refractory shield and the structure of the craft. According to the invention the refractory shield comprises at least one thin film of refractory material having an adequate flexibility to adapt to the shape of the structure of the craft in the area to be protected.Application to the thermal protection of aircraft or spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales
    Inventor: Jacques Jouffreau
  • Patent number: 4783374
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coated article having a substrate with an adherent, abrasion resistant alkene-silane plasma reaction product coating. In a preferred exemplification the coating is substantially transparent to visible light and partially absorbing to ultraviolet light. The coating is a plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition deposited coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Ovonic Synthetic Materials Company
    Inventors: Russell C. Custer, Arnold Register, Annette Johncock, Stephen J. Hudgens, Robert Burkhardt, Kevin Dean
  • Patent number: 4772498
    Abstract: A capillary for use in ball bonding tools designed to bond metal leads to the bonding pads on a microchip and pads or leads on a chip support is formed by chemically vapor depositing a substantially smooth silicon carbide coating having high electrical resistivity onto a substrate which is then removed by etching or combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bertin, Michael B. Miller, Burl M. Moon, Robert C. Post
  • Patent number: 4758431
    Abstract: A novel system and method for treating ischemic neurologic tissue is disclosed wherein an oxygenated nutrient emulsion is circulated through at least a portion of the cerebospinal pathway. The nutrient emulsion contains an oxygenatable non-aqueous component, an aqueous nutrient component, an emulsification component, and other components which render physiologic acceptability of the nutrient emulsion. Methods for producing the nutrient emulsion and a system for delivering that emulsion to the cerebrospinal pathway are also disclosed. Additionally, novel diagnostic methods for diagonising the physiologic state of hypoxic-ischemic and other diseased neurologic tissue during treatment are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Assignee: Thomas Jefferson University
    Inventor: Jewell L. Osterholm