Patents Examined by Amy Hulina
  • Patent number: 6387380
    Abstract: A method and apparatus applies radiant energy through the skin to an underlying subcutaneous layer or deeper soft tissue layers that includes loculations of fat with fibrous septae made of collagen tissue. This creates a desired contour effect without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial cells in the epidermis. A membrane conforms a contacting exterior surface of the membrane to a skin layer. One or more thermal electrodes positioned in the membrane. A focussing element focuses thermal energy to the underlying collagen tissue. The focusing element and the electrolytic solution create a reverse thermal gradient from the skin to the collagen tissue. A thermal power source is coupled to the thermal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward W. Knowlton
  • Patent number: 5939088
    Abstract: The present invention is composed of required component capable of changing in color with which a daily product and so on are impregnated, painted or printed, such daily product is convenient in daily life by indicating a contact between the required component and urine and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Daiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Kaoru Shinpo, Yasuharu Kiritani
  • Patent number: 5800827
    Abstract: A disinfectant composition contains ethyl alcohol with a concentration of not lower than 50% by weight, chlorhexidine, and an organic acid. Even when the concentration of ethyl alcohol is not lower than 50% by weight, chlorhexidine can be compounded therein very stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Igarashi, Takashi Suzuki, Tomoko Kimura, Akira Motoyama, Rina Fukuhara, Atsuko Torii
  • Patent number: 5776489
    Abstract: A controlled release pharmaceutical composition in oral dosage unit form comprising a hard or a soft shell capsule containing a filling comprising a therapeutically effective number of active spherical granules comprising an effective amount of at least one carbonic anhydrase inhibitor active medicament, a pharmaceutically acceptable normally solid diluent adapted to form a diffusable matrix for the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor active medicament and an optional pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. A method for the preparation and for the administration of the above defined composition is provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Wendy Ann Preston, Daniel Joseph Doyon, Stephen Patrick Simmons
  • Patent number: 5762944
    Abstract: The invention presents an antithrombotic resin which is prepared by blending at least one type of antithrombotics, in polyurethane or polyurethane urea polymerized by using at least one type of polyether diol selected from the group consisting of polyol containing a polyoxyethylene group expressed in formula (I).paren open-st.CH.sub.2 CH.sub.2 O.paren close-st..sub.n (I)(where n is a number-average degree of polymerization of 1 to 100) and polyol containing a polyoxyethylene group expressed in formula (II).paren open-st.CH.sub.2 CH.sub.2 CH.sub.2 CH.sub.2 O.paren close-st..sub.m(II)(where m is a number-average degree of polymerization of 1 to 100). This antithrombotic resin is capable of eluting the antithrombotic in the blood for a long time at high concentration. By using the antithrombotic resin of the invention, antithrombotic tube, antithrombotic film, antithrombotic coat, and others are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignees: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc., Nisshinbo Industries, Inc., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fujio Inoue, Masamitsu Izumi, Satoru Hayashi, Nobuhisa Tsutsumi, Kunihiro Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 5756123
    Abstract: A capsule shell comprising 79.6-98.7% by weight of a hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, 0.03-0.5% by weight of carrageenan, and 0.14-3.19% by weight of a potassium ion and/or a calcium is prepared by drying an solution comprising 18-28% by weight of hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose whose 2% aqueous solution has a viscosity of 2.4-5.4 centistokes at C. as a base, 0.01-0.09% by weight of carrageenan as a gelling agent, and 0.05-0.6% by weight of a potassium ion and/or calcium ion as a co-gelling agent. The capsule shell exhibits disintegrating ability equivalent to gelatin shells without degrading that ability even under special conditions containing much calcium ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Japan Elanco Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taizo Yamamoto, Seinosuke Matsuura, Kazukiyo Akai
  • Patent number: 5747050
    Abstract: The peat-derived bioactive product contains not more than 70%, preferably not more than 60% by weight of inorganic salts, especially of sodium chloride, based on dry solids. It is obtainable by a process wherein a highly concentrated aqueous solution of inorganic salts, especially of sodium chloride containing peat-derived bioactive ingredients is diluted with demineralized water and subjected to reverse osmosis in order to desalinate the solution, inorganic salts being removed, and wherein the resulting solution is concentrated and clarified, and, optionally, in at least one further step, sterilized and/or spray-dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Torf Establishment
    Inventors: Stanislaw Tolpa, Tadeusz Gersz, Stanislawa Ritter, Ryszard Kukla, Malgorzata Skrzyszewska, Stanislaw Tomkow
  • Patent number: 5738875
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of an oral solid rapidly disintegrating dosage form of a pharmaceutically active substance which has an unacceptable taste which process comprises forming a solution or a suspension in a solvent of a form of the pharmaceutically active substance which is less soluble in water and more palatable than the form with the unacceptable taste together with a water-soluble or water-dispersible carrier material, forming discrete units of the suspension or solution and removing the solvent from the discrete units under conditions whereby a network of the carrier material carrying a dosage of the less soluble and more palatable form of the pharmaceutically active substance is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: R.P. Scherer Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Yarwood, Patrick Kearney, Andrew R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5736159
    Abstract: A controlled release pharmaceutical tablet is disclosed which is based on:(a) a compressed core which contains:(i) a medicament;(ii) at least 23% to 55% by weight, based on the total weight of the core, of a water soluble osmotic agent;(iii) a water soluble pharmaceutically acceptable polymeric binder;(iv) a water-swellable pharmaceutically acceptable polymer;(v) a conventional pharmaceutical excipient; and(b) a membrane coating around said core tablet which consists essentially of:(i) a modified water insoluble pharmaceutically acceptable polymer; and(ii) a pharmaceutically acceptable water soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Andrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Chen, Der-Yang Lee, Jianbo Xie
  • Patent number: 5733577
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and a dosage unit for delivery of a controlled-release system. The dosage unit is a quick dissolve unit which can be prepared by mixing uncured shearform matrix and a controlled-release system, either molding or compacting a unit dosage form and curing the shearform matrix. The controlled-release systems used in the present invention include instantaneous release components, delayed release components, sustained release components, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Fuisz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Garry L. Myers, Gerald E. Battist, Richard C. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 5733537
    Abstract: A hair treating method for imparting curl retention to hair in which at least one film forming ingredient is applied to the hair. The improvement utilizes as the film forming ingredient an organosilicon compound which is a nonpolar silsesquioxane. Hair fixative compositions including the nonpolar silsesquioxane are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Halloran, Judith Merrane Vincent
  • Patent number: 5728400
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for forming a low density compression dosage unit to provide increased strength. The process of the present invention includes compacting under bi-level compaction pressure to provide a continuous-volume dosage unit which has a first volume defining an edge portion of the unit and a density which is greater than a density of a second volume defining a non-edge portion of the unit. The present invention also includes the product resulting from the process and apparatus used to make such units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Fuisz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gerald E. Battist, B. Arlie Bogue, Garry L. Myers
  • Patent number: 5725848
    Abstract: A highly effective, ammonia-free, permanent waving lotion is attained by employing one a reducing agent consisting of a thiol compound or mercaptan in combination with an alkalizing agent consisting of an alkanolamine and an alkali metal hydroxide. In accordance with this invention, the reducing agent is employed either independently as an aqueous solution or in association with desired additives for imparting additional benefits to the permanently waved hair. Preferably, the reducing agents of the present invention are employed in a permanent waving lotion having a pH ranging between about 5.5 and 10.0. By employing this invention, long lasting permanently waved hair is attained with substantially less malodor being produced, thereby providing increased comfort to the stylist and the person who undergoes permanent waving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward Borish, Bridget Ijeh, Thomas M. Schultz
  • Patent number: 5716631
    Abstract: Long acting narcotic compositions comprising a water-soluble analgesic or antagonist drug dispersed within a polymer matrix, methods of producing the same and treatments with the complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: RDN Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Drizen, Peter Rothbart, Gary M. Nath
  • Patent number: 5714137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable, aqueous odor-absorbing composition, for use on inanimate surfaces. The composition comprises from about 0.1% to about 5%, by weight of the composition, of solubilized, water-soluble, uncomplexed cyclodextrin, an effective amount of a solubilized, water-soluble, antimicrobial preservative having a water-solubility of greater than about 0.3%, optional perfume, and an aqueous carrier.The composition is essentially free of any material that would soil or stain fabric and has a pH of greater than about 3. The composition can be incorporated into a spray dispenser to create an article of commerce that can facilitate treatment of articles and/or surfaces with uncomplexed cyclodextrin solutions of a level that is effective yet is not discernible when dried on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Toan Trinh, Jerome Paul Cappel, Philip Anthony Geis, Mark Lee McCarty, David Pilosof, Susan Schmaedecke Zwerdling
  • Patent number: 5709883
    Abstract: Long acting narcotic compositions comprising a water-soluble analgesic or antagonist drug dispersed within a polymer matrix, methods of producing the same and treatments with the complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: L.A.M. Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Drizen, Peter Rothbart, Gary M. Nath
  • Patent number: 5707609
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for administering minerals to the human body by mixing pre-selected particulated minerals with graphite and coal tar to form a bar (10a), vaporizing the bar (10a) to form a mineral rich vapor, and directing the vapor to a patient's skin using an enclosure (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventor: Buxing Mo
  • Patent number: 5707635
    Abstract: A skin care composition in the form of a low pH aqueous gel. The compositions provide improved skinfeel and residue characteristics together with excellent moisturizing, emolliency, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventors: George Endel Deckner, Brian Scott Lombardo
  • Patent number: 5707645
    Abstract: A small, reusable, previously cooled or frozen bladder that is applied to the anal area of a user. The bladder consists of two two-ply sheets of a flexible, semi-porous material, such as polyethylene, hermetically heat sealed together at the edges to form an internal cavity. The cavity contains a cold-temperature storage means, such as water, glycerol, a combination thereof, or other chemical slurry, and a medicinal agent, such as witchhazel, shark oil, yarrow, other astringents, and lidocaine or other pain relievers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventor: Mark Wierson
  • Patent number: 5700453
    Abstract: Lipcolor comprising a salt or hydroxide of di-or trivalent metal, a water-soluble alginate, a red or orange lake color having a COONa or COOK group, and an oil coponent having appearance of liquid at C. The lipcolor less yields a dry feeling or an uneasy feeling with the passage of time, and its color comes off less in friction with foods and drinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Kanebo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobumasa Sato