With Contents Treating Patents (Class 53/428)
  • Patent number: 9526701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved methods of making compositions and compositions made by these methods having improved stability and/or extended release of an active agent or drug upon administration. These compositions may generally comprise an active agent or drug non-covalently immobilized or bound to an excipient substrate. The active agent or drug may include a wide variety of drugs. Binding of the active agent or drug to the substrate may be achieved by evaporating a solvent containing the active agent dissolved therein or by triggering co-precipitation by addition of a precipitating solvent. Additional steps of vacuum removal of surrounding atmosphere and replacement with inert gas may provide additional stability. Present methods and compositions also facilitate manufacturing of drug products and may make these processes safer in some cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Keith R. Latham
  • Patent number: 9248214
    Abstract: A layered adhesive construct includes a backing layer and a layer of a pressure sensitive, hot melt processable adhesive composition. The adhesive composition includes a polar plasticizing oil or a combination of polar plasticizing oils in a content above 10% (w/w), and 10-50% (w/w) of a polar polyethylene copolymer. The polyethylene copolymer has a melt flow index below 2 g/10 min (190° C./21.1N), and the polar plasticizing oil is a liquid rosin derivative, animal oils and derivatives, esters, ethers, glycols, poly propylene oxide, or alpha-butoxy-polyoxypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Mads Lykke, Astrid Toftkaer, Hasse Buus, Tom Bjarnum Kongebo
  • Patent number: 9249343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive, hot melt processable adhesive composition comprising a polar plasticizing oil, a polar polyethylene copolymer and polyisobutylene and a layered adhesive construction and a medical device comprising the adhesive composition according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Hasse Buus, Mads Lykke, Tom Kongebo
  • Publication number: 20150140006
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to low acidic species (AR) compositions comprising a protein, e.g., an antibody, or antigen-binding portion thereof, and methods, e.g., cell culture and/or protein purification methods, for producing such low AR compositions. Methods for using such compositions to treat a disorder, e.g., a disorder in which TNF? is detrimental, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Natarajan RAMASUBRAMANYAN, Lihua Yang, Matthew Omon Herigstad, Hong Yang, Kartik Subramanian, Xiaobei Zeng, Diane D. Dong, Wen Chung Lim, Kathreen A. Gifford, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Christopher Chumsae
  • Publication number: 20150135645
    Abstract: Methods and systems for continuously bagging pellets formed from a tacky and/or polymer containing formulation include improved drying systems and techniques. The methods and systems may include directing a flow of air to help contain moisture within a dryer, transport pellets out of the dryer, and/or dry pellets as they move away from the dryer. The methods and systems may include conditioning (e.g., drying, coating, classifying) the pellets using a conditioning unit prior to bagging the pellets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Keith "Kipp" Colls, Duane Boothe
  • Patent number: 9032699
    Abstract: A system for preparing food product minimizes bacterial contamination and outgrowth within the packaged food product, includes a powered slicer to sequentially separate slices of food product to create a stack of food product slices. The system also includes a first spray nozzle for depositing a first predetermined amount of the antimicrobial preparation onto the first face of the log or other food product piece each time a slice is removed as well as a a second spray nozzle for depositing a second predetermined amount of the antimicrobial preparation into a vacuum pouch prior to reception of a stack within the pouch. In an embodiment, the spray system is implemented with respect to a mixer/blender to pretreat a mix prior to further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Arun Ramabadran
  • Publication number: 20150119821
    Abstract: Prefilled reservoir apparatuses for use in ambulatory infusion devices include a rigid top and a flexible bag that forms at least a portion of a reservoir containing a liquid medicament composition. The reservoir apparatuses include a septum assembly that includes a fluid flow path in communication with the reservoir and a self-sealing septum disposed in or over the fluid flow path. The septum is positioned and configured to be pierced by a cannula of a base of an infusion device when the reservoir apparatus is received by the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Michael C. Schmitz, Dale F. Seeley, Keith R. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9010073
    Abstract: The main objective of this invention is a Mobile plant for dosing, mixing and packaging of powdery products, characterized because it is comprised of a carrying structure and several areas for: reception and weighing, loading, mixing, sack filling, sewing and labelling, metal detection, palletizing and cleaning. This invention is included within the industrial plants technical sector of manufacturing and mixing of powdery products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Inversiones HIK16, S.L.
    Inventors: Henrik Stamm Kristensen, M. Maravillas Martinez Lopez
  • Publication number: 20150101287
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of packaging a sterilized product. The method includes the steps of providing a product and sterilizing the product. The sterilized product is enclosed in a first layer, which is substantially hermetically sealed to form a first sealed enclosure. The first sealed enclosure is enclosed in a second layer, which is substantially hermetically sealed to form a second sealed enclosure. The second sealed enclosure is enclosed in a third layer, which is substantially hermetically sealed to form a third sealed enclosure. The third sealed enclosure is enclosed in a fourth layer, which is substantially hermetically sealed to form a packaged product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur VELLUTATO, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150101946
    Abstract: A package for golf balls, commonly known as a “sleeve”, includes a body having a plurality of side walls and end walls that define a hollow interior for receiving and containing the golf balls. The end walls close off ends of the body. At least one of the side walls contains a plurality of openings spaced apart from one another along a length of the side wall, Each opening is formed at a location that corresponds to and is in registration with a portion of one golf ball that is in closest proximity to the inner surface of the side wall, so as to allow each golf ball to be marked individually (by stencil or otherwise), from the outside of the body, or sleeve, by the user (golfer) by accessing the surface of the ball through the corresponding opening in the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Koffler
  • Publication number: 20150090608
    Abstract: A method of using and a steel reinforced concrete protector in an anode cavity which comprises a cored hole, a drilled hole or a cut chase formed in concrete. The protector comprises a sacrificial anode assembly and a separate backfill. The sacrificial anode assembly comprises a sacrificial metal element that is a metal less noble than steel and an activator to maintain an activity of the sacrificial metal element. The at least one spacer prevents the sacrificial metal element and the activator from contacting the surface of the anode cavity. The spacer and the sacrificial metal element have a coupling mechanism which facilitates connection of the sacrificial metal element to the spacer. The backfill is a pliable and viscous material which contains an electrolyte, and the backfill facilitates embedding the anode assembly in the anode cavity. The invention also relates to a prepackaged sacrificial anode assembly and a method of increasing a shelf life of the sacrificial anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gareth Kevin GLASS, Nigel DAVISON, Adrian Charles ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20150082751
    Abstract: In one aspect, an absorbent product includes a package and at least n absorbent articles contained in the package (n is greater than 10). Each of the absorbent articles has a body contacting surface and a garment contacting surface. Each of the absorbent articles includes a component material disposed between the body contacting surface and the garment contacting surface. The component material has a printed graphic which is seen through either the body contacting or garment contacting surfaces. The n graphics of the n absorbent articles are different from each other, and preferably have a predetermined association. In another aspect, a method is directed to printing a graphic on a sheet material which will become a component material for the absorbent articles. In another aspect, a method is directed to producing the absorbent product including the package and the n absorbent articles contained in the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan Janardanan NAIR, Kesyin Fugger HSUEH, Michael Vincent GRAY, Jay TAO, Kazuyuki OHNISHI, Limin SONG, Michael Irwin LAWSON, Matthew Gerald MCNALLY, Deborah Kay KOKORUDA, George Bartol GLACKIN, III, Koichi TOMI
  • Publication number: 20150076207
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having opposed jaws that can be selectively moved between open and closed positions. Various embodiments include components for measuring the thickness of tissue clamped between the opposed jaws. Some embodiments are configured to ascertain the amount of compressive force that is being applied to the tissue while the thickness of the tissue is being determined. The tissue thickness data is displayed on the instrument itself and/or on a display that is remote from the instrument. The various embodiments may comprise different types of surgical instruments such as surgical staplers and graspers. A jaw arrangement with jaws shaped to define a cradle that corresponds to a cross-sectional shape of an object is also disclosed. The components that generate the thickness data may be electrically or mechanically actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Chad P. Boudreaux, Eugene L. Timperman, Leslie M. Fugikawa
  • Publication number: 20150076105
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a container containing a content fluid, including: a molding step of stretching a bottomed tubular preform that is heated to a temperature at which the preform is stretchable so as to form the container by means of pressure of the content fluid injected into the preform through a mouth portion; a sealing step of sealing the content fluid by fitting a cap body to the mouth portion; and a pressurizing step of increasing an inner pressure of the container, wherein the container includes an invertible deforming portion that is freely invertible and deformable toward an inside of the container, and in the pressurizing step, the inner pressure of the container is increased by reducing a volume of the container by inverting and deforming the invertible deforming portion toward the inside of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sumito Sato, Nobuyuki Tamura, Takeshi Nagashima, Yuichi Okuyama, Kazuhiko Shimizu, Toshimasa Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150068928
    Abstract: A protective cover for a nasal cannula completely encloses the two prongs of the nasal cannula when properly installed. This protective cover will keep the nasal cannula from contacting potentially unclean surfaces when the nasal cannula is not in use. An optional UV light may be present in the protective cover to provide UV cleaning of the nasal cannula prongs when the cover is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Turner
  • Publication number: 20150059746
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for making a pharmaceutical composition for pulmonary administration, the method comprising a step in which an inhalable pharmaceutically active material is acoustically blended in a resonant acoustic blender. The invention also relates to compositions for inhalation prepared by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Green
  • Publication number: 20150066067
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical blade comprising a body having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the body is movable relative to a longitudinal axis by vibrations produced by a transducer. The body comprises a longitudinally extending bore formed within the ultrasonic surgical blade. The ultrasonic surgical blade is configured to emit a spray from the bore at the distal end thereof to substantially prevent fluid from contacting the distal end of the ultrasonic surgical blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Foster B. Stulen
  • Publication number: 20150056693
    Abstract: A sterile individual set for use in a process of manufacturing a biopharmaceutical product. To make it quicker and easier to grasp and use fluidic type functional members, the sterile individual set includes a sterile flexible bag having a peripheral wall defining a sterile internal space and a fluidic type functional member arranged at least partially inside the sterile internal space. The functional member includes one or more communication duct(s) arranged in the sterile internal space. The sterile individual set also includes structural association elements capable of holding together several portions of the communication duct or ducts that are to be bundled together into a bundle. The structural association elements have an external surface with lower static and dynamic friction coefficients so as to make the functional member easier to handle by slippage of the bundle of communication ducts with respect to the peripheral wall of the flexible bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: SARTORIUS STEDIM FMT SAS
    Inventor: Nicolas Mendyk
  • Patent number: 8955294
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are processes for continuously bagging pellets. The pellets can be formed from a tacky and/or polymer-containing formulation. Other embodiments relate to systems for continuously bagging pellets. Still other embodiments related the individual components of the processes and systems for continuously bagging pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gala Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwayne Free, Duane Boothe, Melinda Kay, Jeff Rose, Ed Beckner
  • Publication number: 20150043838
    Abstract: A mixing pouch forms a packaging product that includes a first compartment containing a supply of a liquid ingredient and a second compartment that contains a supply of a powdered ingredient with a breakable seal between the two compartments to separate the two ingredients. Rupturing the breakable seal creates a common interior cavity and allows the mixing of the two ingredients to create a mixed product. One end of the mixing pouch is formed with a dispenser through which the mixed product is dispensed for use. An apparatus, such as a positionable clamp or an adhesive strip on the exterior of the mixing pouch, can reduce the size of the common interior cavity to facilitate the dispensing of the mixed product. Preferably, the mixing pouch is a flexible plastic member having a dispensing end formed with a channel closed by a tear-away portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jean Jacques Jaouen
  • Publication number: 20150045539
    Abstract: A process for purifying fibrinogen from a fibrinogen containing source by precipitation of fibrinogen by a precipitating agent from a fibrinogen containing solution in the presence of one or more chelating agent(s) and removal of the supernatant from the fibrinogen paste, characterised in that fibrinogen is extracted from the paste forming a liquid fraction containing fibrinogen, and an undissolved residue, which is separated from the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Petra Schulz, Werner Ghringer, Friedrich Schön, Caroline Leitinger, Jürgen Römisch, Rainer Pape
  • Publication number: 20150034510
    Abstract: A nightwear vending machine to be placed in and around the grounds of all hospitals, clinics and health care centres in the UK. The vending machine will sell women's, men's and children's pyjamas, night dresses, night gowns and slippers to all members of the public and be available 24 hours a day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Emma-Louise Pauline Crane
  • Publication number: 20150027913
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical container comprising a pair of containers interconnected with a coupling is described. The containers are intended to contain two components of a pharmaceutical such that when mixed a finished, ready to use, pharmaceutical mixture results. The coupling includes cutting devices that can cut through a frangible membrane when the containers, joined by the coupling are twisted with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Nudo P. J.
  • Publication number: 20150027018
    Abstract: A protective certificate cover system and method of manufacture thereof is provided having a certificate or diploma, a protective cover having two panels, a cover aperture formed in one panel configured to be aligned with a printed name area on the certificate when the certificate is closed within the cover. An envelope has a viewing window so the printed name area is visible when the closed cover containing the certificate is inserted into the envelope. A transparent sleeve is provided permitting the envelope containing the cover to be shrink wrapped and sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jean Pierre Cayer
  • Publication number: 20150017206
    Abstract: An improved method for the manufacture of an oil-in-water emulsion comprises using a microfluidisation device whose interaction chamber comprises a plurality of Z-type channels upstream of a back pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Harald RUECKL, Hanno SCHEFFCZIK, Barbara SANTRY
  • Publication number: 20150007527
    Abstract: The present invention presents methods for making oxidation-resistant and wear-resistant polyethylenes and medical implants made therefrom. Preferably, the implants are components of prosthetic joints, e.g., a bearing component of an artificial hip or knee joint. The resulting oxidation-resistant and wear-resistant polyethylenes and implants are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Harry A. McKellop, Fu-Wen Shen
  • Patent number: 8925290
    Abstract: A mask storage device and a method of preventing defect formation on a mask are provided. The method includes providing a mask storage device comprising a first and second shell configured to form a sealed space in a closed state and a desiccant positioned within the mask storage device. The method further includes placing a mask inside the mask storage device and sealing the mask storage device with the mask and desiccant inside the sealed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chang, Chih-Wing Chang
  • Publication number: 20140373485
    Abstract: Provided is a novel oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance and suppressing odor generation after absorption of oxygen even if a material responsive to a metal detector is not used. Further provided is an oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance in a wide range of humidity conditions from low humidity to high humidity. Such an oxygen-absorbing resin composition contains a copolymerized polyolefin compound and a transition metal catalyst, in which the copolymerized polyolefin compound contains at least one constituent unit having a tetralin ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Toshiya Takagi, Takashi Kashiba, Shinpei Iwamoto, Shinichi Ikeda, Fumihiro Ito, Shun Ogawa, Shota Arakawa, Kenichiro Usuda
  • Publication number: 20140366486
    Abstract: This invention relates to the filling or dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals in sample vials. Radiopharmaceuticals must be dispensed in a cleanroom environment according to cGMP regulations. Single-use filling cassette-type dispensing systems can be used for filling or dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals in sample vials. A single-use filling cassette is the core of such a dispenser system. A flexible bag container comprising a flexible bag and a filling cassette was found. The filling cassette is assembled within the flexible bag under aseptic conditions. The assembled filling cassette defined a closed system since each opening is connected to a sample vials or sterile filter avoiding contamination from outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: PIRAMAL IMAGING SA
    Inventors: Dirk Hinz, Christina Hultsch, Peter Weinig
  • Publication number: 20140363551
    Abstract: Oxygen is a major quality-deteriorating factor with respect to many food products in that it may cause the growth of molds and the development of rancid off-flavors, which reduce the quality or shelf life of many food products. The present invention provides an improved food packaging and a method for prolonging the shelf life and quality of packaged foods by packaging the food in a packaging material together with a microbial oxygen absorber, such as Lactococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Lactobacillus spp., Leuconostoc spp., Brevibacterium spp., Propionibacterium spp., and Bifidobacterium spp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ARLA FOODS AMBA
    Inventors: Soren K. Lillevang, Grith Mortensen, Mette Nortoft Kristensen, Henrik Skou Pedersen, Torben Lohse Friis, Niels Kristian Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20140343615
    Abstract: An implant storage and insertion system for a shape memory orthopedic implant allows the implant to be constrained in a deformed state, protected, insulated, held for insertion, and properly positioned in bone. The implant storage and insertion system includes a restraining block having an impact surface. The restraining block engages an implant at a first end, and further a medical instrument engages the restraining block and positions the restraining block at a bone such that the impact surface may be impacted to insert a second end of the implant into the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel F. Cheney, Eric A. Marcano, David J. Pancratz
  • Publication number: 20140331606
    Abstract: An oats processing equipment comprises at least two groups of awners and at least two groups of oat grinders, with awners within the same group being connected in parallel or in series, and oat grinders within the same group being connected in parallel or in series, preferably 3 to 4 groups of awners and oat grinders are included. An oat processing method comprises steps of: (S00) classifying oats subjected to surface processing according to grain sizes; (S10) feeding oats of a certain class into a plurality of groups of awners for more than two stages of awn removing; and (S20) feeding the oats subjected to the awn removing into a plurality of groups of oat grinders for more than three stages of grinding. The inputted load of a single awner and an oat grinder is limited, thus achieving the technical effect of grinding oats gently and separating the oats finely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Zuobang Sun, Zhi Sun, Wei Wang
  • Publication number: 20140319009
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a reinforced nestable container and a method of forming a reinforced nestable container able to withstand a high pressure processing. The container has an open end, a closed end, and a sidewall extending between the open end and the closed end and defines an interior. The closed end has a cone bottom including a first step that steps towards the closed end and forms a flexible point such that the base can flex and return to its original position and shape; a generally flat portion that extends towards the center of the closed end; a second step that steps towards the open end and in to an inner-profile having a first radius in one direction and a second radius in an opposite direction, forming an s-curve; at least one strengthening fillet; and a base plateau, whereby at least the s-curve formed by the first step, the flat portion and the second step spread tension such that the container can withstand pressure therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: D&W Fine Pack
    Inventors: Steve Pace, George A. Golota, Andrei Voitnya
  • Publication number: 20140311096
    Abstract: A device and a method for manufacturing an item of packaging for a group (27) of smokable articles (11), in particular cigarettes, having a wrapping, preferably an inner wrapping, of, in particular, a thin packaging material, such as paper, tinfoil or the like, in which a material web (31) of the packaging material is severed into individual blanks (10) and in which the article groups (27) to be wrapped are in each case wrapped with the individual blanks (10). Flavoring and/or aromatic portions (42) for the smokable articles are applied to the packaging-material web (31), which flavoring and/or aromatic portions (42), after application, are at least in regions reduced in their height by a processing means, preferably in that they are spread flat and/or pressed flat by the processing means (47).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Stefan Harms, Marc-Daniel Stegen, Jan Riepenhusen
  • Publication number: 20140311099
    Abstract: An oxygen scavenging composition capable of providing good oxygen absorption capabilities wherein the oxygen scavenging agent is a sulfite salt with a Group I cation, combined with an acidifying agent and optionally a hygroscopic salt. The compositions can be formed into films, coatings, 3-dimensional solids, fibers, webs, and shaped products or structures which are incorporated into, applied to, or otherwise become a part of a container structure, including container closures, seals, gaskets, liners, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Julius Uradnisheck
  • Publication number: 20140316338
    Abstract: A trocar seal comprising an elastomeric membrane having an opening adapted to receive a surgical instrument. The membrane is configured with a plurality of pleats circumscribing the opening and extending laterally from opening. The pleats comprise a plurality of pleat walls increasing in height as the pleats extend laterally from the opening. In one embodiment, the pleats are conically arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul T. Franer
  • Publication number: 20140290181
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing kiosk that contains empty beverage containers and fills them with water and other beverages. The beverage containers comply with applicable regulations and standards to be designated “compostable.” The kiosk uses municipal water as the base, purifies the water, and adds constituents to meet the taste of the ultimate consumer. The delivered beverage may be commonly known as bottled water or as a soft drink, such as a cola beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bottle Tree Water Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Paul Edwards, Cree A. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8844247
    Abstract: A storage method of storing a package with its contents under irradiation of light. At least part of the package is made of polyamide (A) which is obtained by polycondensation of a diamine component comprising 70 mol % or more of m-xylylenediamine and a dicarboxylic acid component comprising 70 mol % or more of ?,?-linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 4 to 20 carbon atoms. The oxygen transmission of the package including polyamide (A) is reduced by irradiation of light, to prevent the spoilage of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Mitadera
  • Publication number: 20140268028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contact lens including at least one clay and at last one silicone component, wherein the at least one clay is applied to the surface of the contact lens and the contact lens does not include any diffusible material whose release from the contact lens is inhibited by the at least one clay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Vanderlaan, Jaqunda Patton, Kunisi Venkatasubban
  • Publication number: 20140260097
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to embodiments of automated crimping systems, methods of crimping prosthetic valves, and methods of using automated crimping systems to crimp prosthetic valves. In some embodiments, an automated crimping system includes a crimper controller, a rotary actuator, an outer crimper housing, and a crimper mechanism mounted within the outer crimper housing. In some embodiments, an automated method of crimping a prosthetic valve includes inserting a prosthetic valve into an automated crimping system, activating the automated crimping system, and removing the crimped prosthetic valve from the automated crimping system. In some embodiments, a method of crimping a prosthetic valve comprises partially crimping the prosthetic valve at a first speed to a partially crimped configuration and further crimping the prosthetic valve at a second speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Neal Avery, Hao Shang, Julie A. Benton, Bin Tian
  • Publication number: 20140250835
    Abstract: A method for detecting and removing foreign particles in polymeric resin powder comprising drying the resin powder; removing static energy from the resin powder; producing a layer of resin powder 0.2 to 0.8 mm in height in a feeding tray which feeds a conveyor; conveying the layer of resin powder with a transparent conveyor belt at a speed of between 12.2 and 36.64 meters/minute into a foreign particle detection zone; illuminating the polymeric resin powder in the detection zone from above and below with a light; continuously imaging the resin powder from above with a high speed digital CCD camera; continuously analyzing the images with a control device to detect particles having nonwhite colors; and actuating a suction system with the controller to suction off any detected particles to produce a polymeric resin powder having a reduced number of foreign particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Balaji Prabhu, Jerome Mascles
  • Publication number: 20140237945
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved contact lens products which not only have initial insertion comfort. The contact lens product of the invention comprises a soft hydrogel contact lens immersed and autoclaved in a packaging solution including a low molecular weight polyethylene glycol (PEG) (or glycerin) and a homopolymer or copolymer of vinylpyrrolidone. The present invention also provides methods for making contact lens products of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Kasey Jon Minick, Fiona Patricia Carney, Karen Belinda Sentell, George Edward Minno
  • Patent number: 8813955
    Abstract: A container for medical products has at least one chamber. At least two lyophilized active substances and/or auxiliary substances are jointly present in the at least one chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Arzneimittel GmbH Apotheker Vetter & Co. Ravensburg
    Inventors: Frank Böttger, Benjamin Böbst, Patricia Koch
  • Patent number: 8813461
    Abstract: Methods of producing a synthetic material part are provided, of which at least sections are lacquered and which include a base body which contains a synthetic material, in particular for a motor vehicle. A first method includes the steps of extruding the synthetic material to produce the base body; lacquering at least sections of the base body; and packaging the base body. The sections that are lacquered can be transported or shipped without being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kunststoff-Technik Scherer & Trier GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Trier
  • Publication number: 20140215970
    Abstract: This invention provides methods for handling, storing and/or transporting reactive chlorinated compounds such as 1230xa whereby decomposition reactions are reduced or eliminated by employing one or more anti-decomposition techniques selected from the group consisting of: (a) providing a 1230xa supply with little or no moisture, HCl, and/or metallic ions, (b) providing a storage and/or transport tank preferably lined and/or coated with one or more suitable materials, (c) transferring 1230xa, preferably stabilized 1230xa, into a storage and/or transportation tank in such a way that no exposure of the 1230xa to air occurs, (d) handling, storing, and/or transporting 1230xa under the protection of a dried inert gas such as nitrogen, (e) optionally providing a device that can remove any HCl generated during the storage and/or transportation of 1230xa; and (f) combinations of two or more of these anti-decomposition techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Selma Bektesevic, Haiyou Wang, Hsueh Sung Tung
  • Publication number: 20140196201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flame retardant fabrics and safety apparel, especially yarn used for high flame resistant safety apparel fabric, the yarn uses a cheese method; the yarn is used to weave fabric. The fabric as described contains at least 60% high flame resistant modacrylic fiber, after cheese dyeing, weave the fabric, the safety apparel use this fabric will not continue to burn after leaving the fire, will no melt and will not cause the wearer secondary injury, comply with the relevant standards of the European Union, the United States, and China.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: GUANGDONG KINGTIDE DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaomin Deng, Li Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140183224
    Abstract: A toothpaste type fertilizer, which includes a toothpaste casing and paste fertilizer contained in the toothpaste casing. The toothpaste type fertilizer breaks a traditional fertilizer split charging mode, and the fertilizer is contained in the toothpaste casing to enable a package of the fertilizer to tend to miniaturization and facilitation, which avoids troublesome caused by buying large-package fertilizer and brings conveniences for to a plant culturist in an urban family; when in use, squeezing out the fertilizer in a needed amount like squeezing toothpaste is only required; after completion of use, the fertilizer is easy to save and store, and no taste of the fertilizer is spilled out. The toothpaste type fertilizer can serve as a fast-moving consumer goods appeared in various shopping malls and supermarkets, and can further serve as a gift for presenting relatives and friends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Guangdong Dazhong Agriculture Science Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoming LIN
  • Publication number: 20140174032
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of degasification of a carbonated beverage-filled container in an apparatus for blowing and filling containers, the apparatus comprising: —a mould (12) enclosing a blown and carbonated beverage-filled container (14) that comprises a dispensing opening (16), —an injection head (24) that is movable along a longitudinal axis (A) passing by the dispensing opening of the container between a sealing position in which the injection head is in a sealing engagement with the dispensing opening and a non-sealing position in which the injection head is at a distance from the dispensing opening, characterized in that the method comprises the following steps: i) moving the injection head (24) away from the sealing position (3A) to a non-sealing position (3B). ii) moving back the injection head to the sealing position (30), iii) moving the injection head away from the Position sealing position to a non-sealing position (3D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Damien Kannengiesser
  • Publication number: 20140174962
    Abstract: Silicone hydrogel contact lenses comprising an ionic component sustain release of beneficial cationic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Andrew Luk, Victoria Rogers, Junhao Ge, Hong Xue, Yuwen Liu, Arthur Back, Yun Zhang, Ying Ye, Peter Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140179825
    Abstract: Contact lenses comprising an ionic component are packaged with a beneficial cationic agent in a temperature-sensitive packaging solution and/or a low ionic strength packaging solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Victoria Rogers, Andrew Luk, Arthur Back