Patents Examined by V. Millia
  • Patent number: 6149687
    Abstract: An offset trial stem system includes a baseplate and a trial stem. The trial stem has a main body portion and a baseplate connection portion. The baseplate connection portion is threadably attached to the baseplate, and is offset from, and connected to, the main body portion by a transition portion. A threaded member is provided for attaching the trial stem to the baseplate. The threaded member is mounted for reciprocating and rotating movement in the trial stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Sulzer Orthopedics Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne P. Gray, Jr., Dennis L. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 5619985
    Abstract: An inhaler type medicine administering device for administering fine granular medicine to the lungs of a patent. The medicine admimistering device comprises a generally cylindrical inhaling piece including a cylindrical holder accommodating section. First and second outside pin insertion holes are formed through the cylindrical wall of the holder accommodating section. A capsule holder is provided to be accommodable within the holder accommodating section of the inhaling piece. The capsule holder is formed with a capsule accommodating hole opened to its end section in which hole a capsule containing medicine is accommodable. First and second inside pin insertion holes are formed extending in the diametrical direction of the capsule holder so as to pass through the capsule accommodating hole. The first inside pin insertion hole is capable of being brought into alignment with the first outside pin insertion hole to form a first pin insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignees: Unisia Jecs Corporation, Dott Limited Company
    Inventors: Hisatomo Ohki, Shigemi Nakamura, Kazunori Ishizeki, Atsuo Wakayama, Akira Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 5516098
    Abstract: A sport ball for use as a puck in roller hockey or street hockey has a substantially smooth spherical outer surface and a substantially smooth inner surface. The hollow interior is filled to 10 to 25% with a liquid, such as water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Jeffrey A. Aiello
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Aiello
  • Patent number: 5067499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fuel elements useful in smoking articles which produce an aerosol that resembles tobacco smoke, but contains no more than a minimal amount of incomplete combustion or pyrolysis products.Preferred embodiments of the present invention comprise a short combustible carbonaceous fuel elements, usually less than about 20 mm in length, preferably from about 5 to 15 mm in length, and most preferably about 10 mm in length. The diameter of the fuel elements of the present invention generally is less than about 8 mm, preferably from about 3 to 7 mm, and most preferably from about 4 to 6 mm.Smoking articles utilizing the fuel elements of the present invention are capable of providing an aerosol "smoke" which is chemically simple, consisting essentially of air, oxides of carbon, water, and the aerosol which carries any desired flavorants or other desired volatile materials, and trace amounts of other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Chandra K. Banerjee, Ernest G. Farrier, James L. Harris, Alan B. Norman, James L. Resce, John H. Reynolds, IV, Henry T. Ridings, Andrew J. Sensabaugh, Jr., Michael D. Shannon, Gary R. Shelar
  • Patent number: 5027836
    Abstract: The present invention preferably relates to an insulated smoking article which is capable of producing substantial quantities of smoke, both initially and over the useful life of the product, without significant thermal degradation of the aerosol former and without the presence of substantial pyrolysis or incomplete combustion products or sidestream smoke. Thus, the article of the present invention is able to provide the user with the sensations and benefits of cigarette smoking without burning tobacco. In addition, the article may be made virtually ashless so that the user does not have to remove any ash during use.Preferred embodiments of the present smoking article comprise a short i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Shannon, Chandra K. Banerjee, Ernest G. Farrier, Andrew J. Sensabaugh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4902290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process to prepare vessel prostheses formed from a porous basic body and an impregnating coating of crosslinked gelatin for sealing the pores.Crosslinking takes place accompanied by the use of a diisocyanate. The impregnating coating has good mechanical and physiological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: B. Braun-SSC AG
    Inventors: Peter Fleckenstein, Heinz-Helmut Werner