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US6607728B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6607728B2
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/159,469
Filing date: 1998-09-23
Abstract: Compounds and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of Ehrlichia infection, in particular human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, are disclosed. The compounds provided include polypeptides that contain at least one antigenic portion of an Ehrlichia antigen and DNA sequences encoding such polypeptides. Pharmaceutical compositions and vaccines comprising such polypeptides or DNA sequences are also provided. Diagnostic kits containing such polypeptides or DNA sequences and a suitable detection reagent may be used for the detection of Ehrlichia infection in patients and biological samples. Antibodies directed against such polypeptides are also provided. Compounds and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of Ehrlichia infection, in particular human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, are disclosed. The compounds provided include polypeptides that contain at least one antigenic portion of an Ehrlichia antigen and DNA sequences encoding ...more ...less
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US6607739B1
Publication/Patent Number: US6607739B1
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/503,261
Filing date: 2000-02-14
Inventor: Wallo, Warren  
Abstract: An article including a first exterior layer; a second exterior layer; and a cell layer having at least one cell containing an active material wherein at least one layer is an apertured film and the cell layer is disposed between the two exterior layers. Typically the article is useful for cleaning or treating surfaces including skin, metal, wood, glass, and plastics. An article including a first exterior layer; a second exterior layer; and a cell layer having at least one cell containing an active material wherein at least one layer is an apertured film and the cell layer is disposed between the two exterior layers. Typically the article is ...more ...less
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US6607757B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6607757B2
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/902,226
Filing date: 2001-07-11
Assignee: Indena S.p.A.
Abstract: A soya extract having a content of glucoside isoflavones of at least 13% by weight and a content of 0.6 to 1.5 parts by weight of group B soya saponins per 1 part by weight of glucoside isoflavones. Also, pharmaceutical compositions containing this extract and methods of administering the extract to treat conditions such as pre- or post-menopausal symptoms, cancer, such as breast or prostrate cancer, or alcoholism. The extracts are made by a process which includes the steps of treating ripe whole soya beans or oil-free soya flour with an aliphatic alcohol to obtain a first extract; concentrating the first extract to form a concentrated first extract; purifying the concentrated first extract by treatment with at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon; and extracting active components from the purified concentrated first extract with a water-immiscible aliphatic alcohol to obtain a second extract. Preferably, the final extract is concentrated and dried to form the desired soya extract. A soya extract having a content of glucoside isoflavones of at least 13% by weight and a content of 0.6 to 1.5 parts by weight of group B soya saponins per 1 part by weight of glucoside isoflavones. Also, pharmaceutical compositions containing this extract and methods of ...more ...less
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US6607773B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6607773B2
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 10/078,856
Filing date: 2002-02-19
Inventor: Lindsay, Robert C.  
Abstract: A process for preparing a free alkylphenol flavor concentrate, including the steps of reacting an aqueous solution having a raw material containing bound alkylphenol conjugates with a mineral acid, and the use of free alkylphenols and free alkylphenol concentrates as flavor enhancers in a wide variety of food products. A process for preparing a free alkylphenol flavor concentrate, including the steps of reacting an aqueous solution having a raw material containing bound alkylphenol conjugates with a mineral acid, and the use of free alkylphenols and free alkylphenol concentrates as flavor ...more ...less
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US6607775B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6607775B2
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/360,906
Filing date: 1999-07-26
Abstract: Frozen low-fat food emulsions comprise a continuous aqueous phase and a dispersed phase which comprises fat particles, gel particles and fat-soluble flavour molecules; substantially all of the fat particles are located within the gel particles, and at least 35% of the flavour molecules are located in a plurality of the gel particles. The rate of release of the flavour molecules from the frozen emulsion is delayed, thereby imparting the taste of a full-fat emulsion. Frozen low-fat food emulsions comprise a continuous aqueous phase and a dispersed phase which comprises fat particles, gel particles and fat-soluble flavour molecules; substantially all of the fat particles are located within the gel particles, and at least 35% of the flavour ...more ...less
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US6607776B1
Publication/Patent Number: US6607776B1
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/546,958
Filing date: 2000-04-11
Abstract: Various compositions for producing translucent to opaque protein enhanced dessert gels are disclosed. In general, the dessert gels comprise a gelling system plus flavorings, colorings, and nutritional additives. Exemplary embodiments of the gelling system comprise water, sweetener, carrageenan, and various proteins such as soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, whey, and sodium caseinate. Various compositions for producing translucent to opaque protein enhanced dessert gels are disclosed. In general, the dessert gels comprise a gelling system plus flavorings, colorings, and nutritional additives. Exemplary embodiments of the gelling system comprise water ...more ...less
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US6607777B1
Publication/Patent Number: US6607777B1
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/596,191
Filing date: 2000-06-16
Abstract: A textured whey protein product for use as a meat extender or meat analog is prepared by thermoplastic extrusion of a composition containing whey protein concentrate and optionally an edible polysaccharide, such as cornstarch. Puffing of the extruded product results in a snack food product. Methods of making the meat extender product and the snack food product are also included. A textured whey protein product for use as a meat extender or meat analog is prepared by thermoplastic extrusion of a composition containing whey protein concentrate and optionally an edible polysaccharide, such as cornstarch. Puffing of the extruded product results in a snack ...more ...less
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US6607778B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6607778B2
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/847,906
Filing date: 2001-05-03
Assignee: Firmenich SA
Abstract: The present invention relates to novel solid systems for the delivery of aroma chemicals and flavoring ingredients, including an extrusion formed matrix containing an effective amount of certain specific hydrophilic aroma materials. These systems are useful for flavoring consumer products. An extrusion of solid Furaneol® compound and derivatives that have a content of up to 40% by weight of Furaneol® compound are disclosed. The present invention relates to novel solid systems for the delivery of aroma chemicals and flavoring ingredients, including an extrusion formed matrix containing an effective amount of certain specific hydrophilic aroma materials. These systems are useful for flavoring ...more ...less
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US6605177B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6605177B2
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 10/256,441
Filing date: 2002-09-27
Abstract: A substrate support comprises an electrode and a dielectric layer covering the electrode, the dielectric layer having a surface to receive a substrate. A gas feed-through provides a gas to the surface of the dielectric layer and comprises a conduit extending through one or more of the dielectric layer and electrode. A dielectric insert in the gas feed-through has a passage therein that allows the gas to be flowed therethrough. Two opposing electrically conducting cups are around the passage in the dielectric insert. A substrate support comprises an electrode and a dielectric layer covering the electrode, the dielectric layer having a surface to receive a substrate. A gas feed-through provides a gas to the surface of the dielectric layer and comprises a conduit extending through one or more ...more ...less
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US6605180B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6605180B2
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 09/967,346
Filing date: 2001-09-28
Abstract: Fiber material and cooking liquor are introduced at the top of the digester and pulp is discharged from the bottom of the digester, via a line in which the pulp is maintained at substantially the same pressure level, to a pressurized wash. More than 50% of the used cooking liquor (black liquor) which is extracted from the system in total is extracted from the wash filtrate of the pressurized wash. At the same time a small portion of the wash filtrate is also to be recirculated to the bottom of the digester as dilution liquid. The pressurized wash is regulated so that a high temperature is maintained in the wash filtrate. The extraction is regulated so that a net co-current flow is established at the bottom of the digester. Fiber material and cooking liquor are introduced at the top of the digester and pulp is discharged from the bottom of the digester, via a line in which the pulp is maintained at substantially the same pressure level, to a pressurized wash. More than 50% of the used cooking ...more ...less
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US6605194B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6605194B2
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 09/796,102
Filing date: 2001-02-28
Abstract: The present invention relates to novel calix pyrroles and a process for synthesis of calix (4) pyrroles by reacting pyrrole with cyclic or acyclic ketones in dichloro methane (DCM) solvent over molecular sieve catalysts which provides an eco-friendly, more economical and selective heterogeneous method. The present invention relates to novel calix pyrroles and a process for synthesis of calix (4) pyrroles by reacting pyrrole with cyclic or acyclic ketones in dichloro methane (DCM) solvent over molecular sieve catalysts which provides an eco-friendly, more economical and ...more ...less
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US6605198B1
Publication/Patent Number: US6605198B1
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 08/564,659
Filing date: 1995-11-29
Abstract: An electrical field between a positive anode and a negative target in a cavity and a magnetic field in the cavity cause electrons from the target to ionize neutral gas (e.g. argon) atoms in the cavity. The ions cause the target to release sputtered atoms (e.g. aluminum) for deposition on a substrate. A shield between the target and the substrate inhibits charged particle movement to the substrate. The anode potential may be positive, and the shield and the magnetic members may be grounded, to obtain electron movement to the anode, thereby inhibiting the heating of the shield and the magnetic members by electron impingement. The anode may be water cooled. The magnitude of the positive anode voltage relative to the target voltage provides selectively for (a) a uniform thickness of sputtered atoms on the walls of a groove in the substrate or (b) a filling of the groove by the sputtered atoms and a uniform thickness of deposition on the substrate surface including the filled groove. Progressive differences in the anode-substrate voltage produce progressive increases in the rate of the sputtered atom deposition on the substrate. Oxygen flow into the cavity may be varied through a wide range at a substantially constant anode voltage to produce a deposition of aluminum oxide on the substrate with variations in the refraction index between approximately 1.63-1.70. A selected oxygen flow rate may accordingly produce an acceptable aluminum oxide refraction index in the 1.63-1.70 range, without affecting the anode voltage, even with minor oxygen flow rate variations. An electrical field between a positive anode and a negative target in a cavity and a magnetic field in the cavity cause electrons from the target to ionize neutral gas (e.g. argon) atoms in the cavity. The ions cause the target to release sputtered atoms (e.g. aluminum) for ...more ...less
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US6605200B1
Publication/Patent Number: US6605200B1
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 09/712,065
Filing date: 2000-11-14
Inventor: Mao, Fei   Heller, Adam  
Abstract: Novel polymeric transition metal complexes of iron, cobalt, ruthenium, osmium, and vanadium are described. The polymeric transition metal complexes can be electron transfer mediators in enzyme-based electrochemical sensors. In such instances, transition metal complexes accept electrons from, or transfer electrons to, enzymes at a high rate and also exchange electrons rapidly with the sensor. Novel polymeric transition metal complexes of iron, cobalt, ruthenium, osmium, and vanadium are described. The polymeric transition metal complexes can be electron transfer mediators in enzyme-based electrochemical sensors. In such instances, transition metal complexes accept ...more ...less
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US6605210B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6605210B2
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 10/150,758
Filing date: 2002-05-17
Inventor: Reinhardt, Hans  
Abstract: A filter device for filtering hydraulic fluid includes first and second subelements 40, 42 within a filter housing having separate inflows 20, 24 thereto for the respective subelements and a common outflow 22. The first subelement has a higher filter fineness than the second subelement. Several bypass configurations are taught and include: (i) a bypass line 28 for bypassing the second subelement by drawing fluid directly from the supply 95; (ii) a bypass valve 116 (FIG. 3) for bypassing the first subelement; and (iii) a bypass valve 151 (FIG. 5) for connecting the first subelement inflow 20 with the common outflow 22. The device is compact, has an easy-to-service arrangement, and ensures protection of a hydraulic pump and highly stressed hydraulic components. A filter device for filtering hydraulic fluid includes first and second subelements 40, 42 within a filter housing having separate inflows 20, 24 thereto for the respective subelements and a common outflow 22. The first subelement has a higher filter fineness than the second ...more ...less
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US6605212B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6605212B2
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 09/847,020
Filing date: 2001-05-01
Inventor: Marsden, Alan  
Assignee: Marsden, Alan
Abstract: A method and device for removing pollution from polluted water, consisting of a rod on which are mounted an array of spaced magnesium plates and an array of spaced copper plates. The copper plates are in contact with the magnesium plates. Polluted water passing through the plates results in precipitates of the pollutants which can be mechanically removed. A method and device for removing pollution from polluted water, consisting of a rod on which are mounted an array of spaced magnesium plates and an array of spaced copper plates. The copper plates are in contact with the magnesium plates. Polluted water passing through the ...more ...less
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US6605213B1
Publication/Patent Number: US6605213B1
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 09/721,921
Filing date: 2000-11-27
Abstract: An automated analyzer for performing multiple diagnostic assays simultaneously includes multiple stations, or modules, in which discrete aspects of the assay are performed on fluid samples contained in reaction receptacles. The analyzer includes stations for automatically preparing a specimen sample, incubating the sample at prescribed temperatures for prescribed periods, preforming an analyte isolation procedure, and ascertaining the presence of a target analyte. An automated receptacle transporting system moves the reaction receptacles from one station to the next. The analyzer further includes devices for carrying a plurality of specimen tubes and disposable pipette tips in a machine-accessible manner, a device for agitating containers of target capture reagents comprising suspensions of solid support material and for presenting the containers for machine access thereto, and a device for holding containers of reagents in a temperature controlled environment and presenting the containers for machine access thereto. A method for performing an automated diagnostic assay includes an automated process for isolating and amplifying a target analyte. The process is performed by automatically moving each of a plurality of reaction receptacles containing a solid support material and a fluid sample between stations for incubating the contents of the reaction receptacle and for separating the target analyte bound to the solid support from the fluid sample. An amplification reagent is added to the separated analyte after the analyte separation step and before a final incubation step. An automated analyzer for performing multiple diagnostic assays simultaneously includes multiple stations, or modules, in which discrete aspects of the assay are performed on fluid samples contained in reaction receptacles. The analyzer includes stations for automatically ...more ...less
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US6605230B1
Publication/Patent Number: US6605230B1
Publication date: 2003-08-12
Application number: 09/155,181
Filing date: 1999-03-26
Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel process for removing sidewall residue after dry-etching process. Conventionally, after dry-etching, photoresist and sidewall residues are removed by ozone ashing and hot sulfuric acid. Normally, they are hard to be removed completely. It was found in the present invention that the addition of fluorine-containing compound, preferably hydrogen fluoride and ammonium fluoride, in sulfuric acid results in complete removal of photoresist and sidewall residue without the need for stripper. The process is simple and does not affect the original procedures or the other films on the substrate. The present invention also relates to a novel solution for removing sidewall residue after dry-etching, which comprises sulfuric acid and a fluorine-containing compound, preferably hydrogen fluoride and ammonium fluoride, in the range of from 10:1 to 1000:1 by weight. The present invention relates to a novel process for removing sidewall residue after dry-etching process. Conventionally, after dry-etching, photoresist and sidewall residues are removed by ozone ashing and hot sulfuric acid. Normally, they are hard to be removed completely. It ...more ...less
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US6606908B2
Publication/Patent Number: US6606908B2
Publication date: 2003-08-19
Application number: 09/892,782
Filing date: 2001-06-28
Assignee: Astrium GmbH
Abstract: An inertial sensor includes an inertial reference for determining the attitude and position of a satellite or satellite parts. A test mass is situated in a space which is essentially free of electric and magnetic fields and is enclosed by a housing, and optical measuring sections are set up between reference elements on the housing and on the test mass, for determining the attitude and/or position of the test mass relative to the reference elements on the housing. A measuring arrangement is situated outside the housing for the optical measuring sections. The optical measuring sections are constructed as optical interferometric measuring elements; and the attitude and position of the test mass can be adjusted by means of the pressures of light exerted on the optical interferometric measuring sections upon the test mass. An inertial sensor includes an inertial reference for determining the attitude and position of a satellite or satellite parts. A test mass is situated in a space which is essentially free of electric and magnetic fields and is enclosed by a housing, and optical measuring ...more ...less