Patents by Inventor Gary P. Magnant

Gary P. Magnant has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20120046281
    Abstract: The invention features low-dosage rifalazil compositions and therapeutic regimens which are useful for the treatment of bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: ACTIVBIOTICS PHARMA, LLC.
    Inventors: Bernard E. Cabana, Arthur F. Michaelis, Gary P. Magnant, Chalom B. Sayada
  • Patent number: 8097607
    Abstract: The invention features low-dosage rifalazil compositions which are useful for the treatment of bacterial infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventors: Bernard E. Cabana, Arthur F. Michaelis, Gary P. Magnant, Chalom B. Sayada
  • Patent number: 7176420
    Abstract: The present invention features a metallic resistive heater and uses thereof. The resistive heater includes a metallic component that is electrically conductive (i.e., has low resistivity) and an oxide, nitride, carbide, and/or boride derivative of the metallic component that is electrically insulating (i.e., has high resistivity). The resistivity is controlled in part by controlling the amount of oxide, nitride, carbide, and boride formation during the deposition of the metallic component and the derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: ThermoCermiX, INc
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant, William A. Glenn
  • Patent number: 6924468
    Abstract: A system and method for heating materials is provided. Generally, the system contains a first layer upon which a material may be placed for heating the material, wherein the first layer has sufficient conductivity to allow heat to travel through the first layer. The system also contains a heater layer provided on the first layer, which is capable of providing heat to the first layer for heating the material. In addition, the system has an insulator layer for protecting the heater layer from contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: ThermoCeramiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant, Samuel L. Winebaum, Richard S. Combs
  • Patent number: 6919543
    Abstract: A metallic resistive heater and a method of production are described. The resistive heater has a metallic component that is electrically conductive (i.e. has low resistivity) and an oxide, nitride, carbide, and or boride derivative of the metallic component that is electrically insulating (i.e., has high resistivity). The resistivity is controlled by controlling the amount of oxide, nitride, carbide, and boride formation during the deposition of the metallic component and the derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Thermoceramix, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant, William A. Glenn
  • Patent number: 6812271
    Abstract: A susceptor-impregnated thermoplastic foam is molded by heating the susceptor-impregnated thermoplastic foam, preferably by induction; imprinting an object against the foam; and allowing the foam to cool into a hardened form conformed to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: The Rockport Company, LLC
    Inventors: Henry D. Swartz, Gary P. Magnant, George Corey
  • Publication number: 20040157840
    Abstract: The invention features low-dosage rifalazil compositions and therapeutic regimens which are useful for the treatment of bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Bernard E. Cabana, Arthur F. Michaelis, Gary P. Magnant, Chalom B. Sayada
  • Publication number: 20040149733
    Abstract: The present invention features shaped resistive heaters, uses thereof, and methods for their fabrication. The heaters are shaped such that they can conform to all or part of an object, e.g., an injection mold. The heaters may be permanently bonded to the object, or they may be adjacent to the object but not adhered, having the advantage of being removable and replaceable. The heaters include an electrically resistive element, which is, for example, a plate, a wire coil, or a deposited layer. Exemplary resistive elements are fabricated by thermal spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant
  • Patent number: 6762396
    Abstract: The present invention involves coatings deposited on a substrate including a layer having a selected resistivity. The resistive layer can serve as a heat source in a variety of applications and can be fabricated using an arc plasma spraying procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: ThermoCeramiX, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant, George Corey, Ole Sandven
  • Publication number: 20040112892
    Abstract: A system and method for heating materials is provided. Generally, the system contains a first layer upon which a material may be placed for heating the material, wherein the first layer has sufficient conductivity to allow heat to travel through the first layer. The system also contains a heater layer provided on the first layer, which is capable of providing heat to the first layer for heating the material. In addition, the system has an insulator layer for protecting the heater layer from contaminants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant, Samuel L. Winebaum, Richard S. Combs
  • Publication number: 20030121906
    Abstract: The present invention features a metallic resistive heater and uses thereof. The resistive heater includes a metallic component that is electroconductive (i.e., has low resistivity) and an oxide, nitride, carbide, silicide, and/or boride derivative of the metal component that is electrically insulating (i.e., has high resistivity). The resistivity is controlled in part by controlling the amount of oxide, nitride, carbide, silicide, and boride formation during the deposition of the metal component and the derivative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant, William A. Glenn
  • Publication number: 20020096512
    Abstract: The present invention features a metallic resistive heater and uses thereof. The resistive heater includes a metallic component that is electrically conductive (i.e., has low resistivity) and an oxide, nitride, carbide, and/or boride derivative of the metallic component that is electrically insulating (i.e., has high resistivity). The resistivity is controlled in part by controlling the amount of oxide, nitride, carbide, and boride formation during the deposition of the metallic component and the derivative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Richard C. Abbott, Gary P. Magnant, William A. Glenn
  • Publication number: 20020050667
    Abstract: A susceptor-impregnated thermoplastic foam is molded by heating the susceptor-impregnated thermoplastic foam, preferably by induction; imprinting an object against the foam; and allowing the foam to cool into a hardened form conformed to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Henry D. Swartz, Gary P. Magnant, George Corey
  • Patent number: 6346210
    Abstract: A susceptor-impregnated thermoplastic foam is molded by heating the susceptor-impregnated thermoplastic foam, preferably by induction; imprinting an object against the foam; and allowing the foam to cool into a hardened form conformed to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: The Rockport Company, LLC
    Inventors: Henry D. Swartz, Gary P. Magnant, George Corey
  • Publication number: 20010003336
    Abstract: The present invention involves coatings deposited on a substrate including a layer having a selected resistivity. The resistive layer can serve as a heat source in a variety of applications and can be fabricated using an arc plasma spraying procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 1998
    Publication date: June 14, 2001
    Inventors: RICHARD C. ABBOTT, GARY P. MAGNANT, GEORGE COREY, OLE SANDVEN
  • Patent number: 5993593
    Abstract: Apparatus for manufacturing heat sealed products from high temperature film materials exhibiting superior barrier properties, such as films made from LCP resin. The apparatus has in relevant part a first compression member having a heating element that is capable of being continuously or intermittently heated to a temperature of about 300.degree. C. (c. 575.degree. F.) backed by a layer of material capable of supporting the heating element, a second compression member that opposes the first compression member and having an electrically conductive tubular sealing element, capable of being flash-heated by means of a pulse of electric current to a temperature of about 425.degree. C. (c. 800.degree. F.) and immediately flash-cooled to room temperature or below by means of forcing vortex-chilled coolant fluid through the tubular lumen, backed by a layer of material capable of supporting the sealing element, and two floating sheets or tapes of high-temperature release material disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Heat Sealing Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Swartz, Gary P. Magnant, George Corey
  • Patent number: 5188790
    Abstract: A novel method for forming a gel matrix. In this method an apparatus is provided which includes a first and second plate, each plate having a flat surface, and a spacer. The spacer is positioned between the flat surfaces of the two plates so that the flat surfaces are located close to each other with a gap from the top of the plates to the bottom of the plates. The apparatus is placed into a generally rectangular liquid impermeable bag having one top open end, a bottom end and a side wall therebetween. The apparatus is placed into this bag such that the top of the plates is parallel to the top open edge of the bag, and the bottom of the plates is located adjacent the bottom end of the bag. The apparatus is fixed, e.g., clamped, in place firmly within the bag and a gelling solution poured into the gap between the plates. This gelling solution is then allowed to set to form the desired gel matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Owl Scientific Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary P. Magnant