Patents by Inventor Thomas Skrtic

Thomas Skrtic 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).

  • Patent number: 10583146
    Abstract: The invention relates to glucocorticoid replacement therapy and provides pharmaceutical compositions and kits designed to deliver one or more glucocorticoids to a subject in need thereon in a manner that results in serum levels of the glucocorticoid that essentially mimic that of a healthy subject for a clinically relevant period of time. The pharmaceutical compositions and kits are prepared in such a way that a first part of one or more glucocorticoids is substantially immediately released and a second part of one or more glucocorticoids is released over an extended period of time of at least about 8 hours. The invention also relates to a method for treating diseases requiring glucocorticoid treatment such as in subjects having a glucocorticoid deficiency disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHIRE VIROPHARMA INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stanko Skrtic, Jörgen Johnsson, Hans Lennernäs, Thomas Hedner, Gudmundur Johannsson
  • Patent number: 5738816
    Abstract: A method for making a flexible carrier tape for storage and delivery of electronic components by an advancement mechanism is disclosed. The tape includes a strip portion having a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and a device for engagingly receiving the advancement mechanism; and a plurality of aligned pockets for carrying the electronic components. The pockets are spaced along the strip portion and opening through the top surface. The device for engagingly receiving the advancement mechanism includes a plurality of hollow protuberances that are spaced equally along the strip portion, open through the strip portion, and extend outwardly from the strip portion. The protuberances are adapted to receive the advancement mechanism within the hollow portion. The method includes simultaneously thermoforming the pockets and the protuberances to provide excellent registration therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Dale R. Tidemann, Thomas Skrtic, Scott L. Ciliske
  • Patent number: 5547082
    Abstract: A tray is provided for transporting components, such as electronic components. The tray includes a frame and an insert that is releasably secured to the frame. The insert has a plurality of pockets formed therein for storing the components. Inserts having a variety of pocket sizes and arrangements may be secured to frames of a standard size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Leon D. Royer, Thomas Skrtic, Mark J. Zach
  • Patent number: 5526935
    Abstract: A flexible carrier tape for storage and delivery of electronic components by an advancement mechanism comprises: (a) a strip portion having a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and means for engagingly receiving the advancement mechanism; and (b) a plurality of aligned pockets for carrying the electronic components. The pockets are spaced along the strip portion and open through the top surface. The means for engagingly receiving the advancement mechanism comprises a plurality of hollow protuberances that are spaced equally along the strip portion, open through the strip portion, and extend outwardly from the strip portion. The protuberances are adapted to receive the advancement mechanism within the hollow portion. Methods for manufacturing such carrier tapes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Dale R. Tidemann, Thomas Skrtic, Scott L. Ciliske
  • Patent number: 5396988
    Abstract: A carrier tape is provided for storing electronic components and for supplying those components seriatim to a machine. The tape comprises an aligned row of pockets formed in the tape, with each pocket having a plurality of ribs that define lead-retaining slots therebetween for retaining the projecting leads of the electronic components positioned therein. At least one of the electronic components positioned within the carrier tape has a different number of leads than the pockets have lead-retaining slots, to facilitate the storage and delivery of different sized components within the pockets of a single carrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Skrtic
  • Patent number: 5351821
    Abstract: A carrier tape is provided for storing electronic surface mount components and for supplying those components seriatim to a machine. The tape comprises an aligned row of pockets formed in the tape, with each pocket having a plurality of lead-retaining portions for retaining the projecting leads of the surface mount components positioned therein. At least one of the surface mount components positioned within the carrier tape has less leads than the pockets have lead-retaining portions, in order to facilitate the storage and delivery of different sized components within the pockets of a single carrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Skrtic
  • Patent number: 5199564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carrier tape for supplying electronic through-hole components seriatim to a machine. In one embodiment, the tape includes a plurality of aligned pockets each including two parallel rows of aligned apertures formed in the bottom wall portion of each pocket and adapted to grip the pins of the electronic components inserted therein to retain the components within the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Skrtic