Patents by Inventor John Pruitt

John Pruitt 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: 20070135686
    Abstract: A retractor tool has a hollow shaft with a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft has an internal bore sized to slidable receive an elongated tool of predetermined dimensions with a distal end of said tool exposed through a distal end of the bore. Such tool may be a visualization tool or other tool used in surgery. A first pivoting jaw and a second jaw are both secured to the distal end of the shaft to pivot about first and second pivot axes perpendicular to an axis of the shaft. The jaws pivot between open and closed positions. In the closed positions, opposing surfaces of the jaws define a distal end of the bore extending completely between the jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: John Pruitt, Robert Lazzara, Kenneth Grace, Adam Berman
  • Publication number: 20060196907
    Abstract: A band with end sections and an integral pocket assembly can be used as a concealed carry apparatus. The end sections fasten the band around the body or a body extremity. An elastic strap keeps the band snug. Slip resistant material placed in opposition of the pocket assembly keeps the band from slipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventor: John Pruitt
  • Patent number: 7101576
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising megestrol. The megestrol particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Elan Pharma International Limited
    Inventors: Douglas Hovey, John Pruitt, Tuula Ryde
  • Publication number: 20050233001
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising megestrol. The megestrol particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Douglas Hovey, John Pruitt, Tuula Ryde
  • Publication number: 20050063913
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising metaxalone. The metaxalone particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about 2 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: John Pruitt, Tuula Ryde, H. Bosch
  • Publication number: 20050008707
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising megestrol. The megestrol particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Douglas Hovey, John Pruitt, Tuula Ryde
  • Publication number: 20040229038
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising meloxicam. The meloxicam particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Elan Pharma International Ltd.
    Inventors: Eugene R. Cooper, Tuula Ryde, John Pruitt, Laura Kline
  • Publication number: 20040033267
    Abstract: Nanoparticulate compositions comprising at least one poorly soluble angiogenesis inhibitor and at least one surface stabilizer are described. The nanoparticulate compositions have an average particle size of less than about 2000 nm. The invention also describes methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: Elan Pharma International Ltd.
    Inventors: Elaine Merisko-Liversidge, H. William Bosch, Greta A. Cary, John Pruitt, Tuula Ryde, Rajeev Jain, Amy Walters
  • Publication number: 20030219490
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising megestrol. The megestrol particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Elan Pharma International Ltd.
    Inventors: Douglas Hovey, John Pruitt, Tuula Ryde
  • Patent number: 5113905
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide fill manifold and method for using which is designed to provide a end-user with an uninterrupted supply of carbon dioxide gas, while at the same time eliminating the necessity of transporting individual, conventional pressurized bottles to be refilled. In a most preferred embodiment the carbon dioxide fill manifold includes a fill line valve connected to an atomizer for receiving a fill line and introducing liquid carbon dioxide into the atomizer, liquid cylinder ports provided in the atomizer for connecting a pair of liquid chambers to the atomizer and receiving and storing the liquid carbon dioxide, a gas cylinder port provided in the atomizer for connecting a vapor container to the atomizer and receiving gaseous carbon dioxide generated in the atomizer and a service line valve also connected to the atomizer for receiving a service lien valve and servicing the end user with gaseous carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Michael D. Hoyle
    Inventors: John E. Pruitt, John A. Pruitt, Jay L. Pruitt
  • Patent number: 4936343
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide fill manifold which is designed to provide an end-user with an uninterrupted supply of carbon dioxide gas, while at the same time eliminating the necessity of transporting individual, conventional pressurized bottles to be refilled. The carbon dioxide fill manifold includes a fill line having a fill line valve therein for introducing liquid carbon dioxide into the system, one or more liquid chambers communicating with the fill line for receiving and storing liquid carbon dioxide, a liquid transfer line extending from the fill line to an atomizer, a service line connected to the atomizer and fitted with at least one vapor container for receiving gaseous carbon dioxide generated in the atomizer and a service line valve provided in the service line for servicing the end user with gaseous carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventors: John E. Pruitt, John A. Pruitt, Jay L. Pruitt