Patents Examined by Anna Falkowitz
  • Patent number: 9402790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structured liquid composition comprising anionic surfactant, nonionic surfactant and a plurality of stable and evenly suspended encapsulated actives. The liquid composition is externally structured by incorporating a cross-linked acrylic copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ashraf Marzouk, Ulrich Pegelow, Annika Gueldner, Simone Nemmertz, Thorsten Ott
  • Patent number: 9386768
    Abstract: A herbicidal composition comprising an aqueous suspension of microcapsules, having a capsule wall of a porous condensate polymer, and containing a solution of fluoroxypyr in a rosin solvent system comprising rosin and/or a rosin derivative. There is also provided a herbicidal composition comprising microcapsules, having a capsule wall of a porous condensate polymer, and containing fluoroxypyr and a solvent comprising rosin and/or a rosin derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: James Timothy Bristow
  • Patent number: 9375517
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include lubricious medical device coatings. In an embodiment the invention includes a coating for a medical device including a first layer comprising polyvinylpyrrolidone derivatized with a photoreactive group; and a first cross-linking agent comprising at least two photoreactive groups; a second layer disposed on the first layer comprising polyvinylpyrrolidone derivatized with a photoreactive group; a second cross-linking agent comprising at least two photoreactive groups; and a polymer comprising polyacrylamide, the polymer derivatized with at least one photoreactive group. Other embodiments are included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SurModies, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Babcock
  • Patent number: 9375519
    Abstract: Bioerodable poly(etheresteramides) and matrices formed therefrom, such as medical device coatings, are described. The matrices show desirable erosion properties desirable for therapeutic use. The matrices can include a bioactive agent which can be used to treat medical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SurModics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Eastenson, Aleksey V. Kurdyumov, Darin DuMez, Klaus Wormuth, Nathan A. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 9345811
    Abstract: A medical antimicrobial composition includes a siloxanyl structure-containing polymer and an ammonium group-containing polymer, which is excellent in transparency, flexibility and mechanical properties, and also excellent in adhesion to a base resin with good mechanical properties, particularly to a silicone resin. The medical antimicrobial composition includes an ammonium group-containing polymer compound (A) dispersed in a siloxanyl structure-containing polymer (B) and a medical device comprising the medical antimicrobial composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masataka Nakamura, Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Tsutomu Goshima
  • Patent number: 9346690
    Abstract: Storage stable polyhydroxylated aromatic ether adducts of polyalkylene oxide are described. Reactive compositions are formed by combining an ether adduct with an aldehyde, optionally further adding a phenolic-aldehyde prepolymer. The reactive compositions are cured by removing water, by acidification, or both. The cured compositions sorb solvated compounds from environments containing water. The cured compositions are also useful for pre-loading with compounds that are subsequently released at a controlled rate into environments containing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Curtis Elliott
  • Patent number: 9339549
    Abstract: A cationic graft-copolymer for a drug delivery system comprising a unit derived from a having a hydroxyl groups, namely, a cationic polysaccharide of the following formula (1) (C6H7O2(OH)3-a (OX)a)xH2O (1) and a unit derived from a polymerizable olefin compound of the following formula (2) (a, x, X, R4, R5, R6, and R7 are defined in claim 1-8); a process for preparing the same and a transfection reagent made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Onishi
  • Patent number: 9339462
    Abstract: The invention provides delivery systems comprised of stabilized multilamellar vesicles, as well as compositions, methods of synthesis, and methods of use thereof. The stabilized multilamellar vesicles may comprise prophylactic, therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Darrell J. Irvine, Jaehyun Moon
  • Patent number: 9326930
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions containing one or more calcium sequestration agents and methods for topical application of such compositions to the skin to treat skin pigmentation disorders, such as melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, pigmentation changes due to skin aging, or any other skin conditions related with normal such as skin of color or abnormal pigmentation such as hypo- or hyper-pigmentation in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NEOCUTIS S.A.
    Inventor: Frank Dreher
  • Patent number: 9315444
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of one or more oligomers of lactic acid or a lactic acid oligomeric product for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of a disease or condition that benefits from an acidic environment, especially a gynaecological infection including a bacterial infection such as bacterial vaginosis, unspecific colpitis, senile colpitis, cervicitis, and urethritis, a fungal infection, such as candidosis (Candida albicans), cryptococcosis, actinomycosis, or a viral infection, such as Human Immunodefiency Virus (HIV), Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Laccure AB
    Inventors: Greg Batcheller, Thomas Hedner, Joergen Johnsson, Werner Schubert, Christer Sjoegren, Olov Sterner, Malgorzat Sznitowska
  • Patent number: 9289631
    Abstract: Personal care compositions comprising a polymer-bound UV absorber are described that provide enhanced properties, including customizable UV spectrum protection, broad-spectrum UV spectrum protection, water resistance, and labile UV stabilization. The polymer comprises anhydride functionality, such as maleic anhydride or a derivative thereof, and the UV absorber contains at least one hydroxyl, primary amine, or secondary amine group. The personal care compositions may be used to treat and/or protect against burns, cancers, erythema, lentigo (“liver spots”), keratotic lesions, wrinkles, and cellular changes of the skin; and/or color changes, embrittlement, lack of luster, tangles, split ends, and/or unmanageability of the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Osama M. Musa, Jenn S. Shih
  • Patent number: 9289510
    Abstract: Described herein are biodegradable drug delivery conjugates for effectively delivering bioactive agents to a subject. The drug delivery conjugates comprise a water-soluble high molecular weight linear biodegradable polymer backbone comprising a plurality of linear water-soluble polymeric segments connected to one another by a first (main-chain) cleavable linker, wherein a bioactive agent is covalently bonded to at least one water-soluble polymeric segment, at least one cleavable linker, or a combination thereof. The conjugates possess numerous advantages over prior art delivery conjugates. Also described herein are methods for making and using the conjugates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Huaizhong Pan, Jiyuan Yang, Pavla Kopeckova, Kui Luo, Jindrich Kopecek
  • Patent number: 9284416
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for converting a solid (meth)acrylate copolymer into a dispersed form by preparing an aqueous dispersion comprising the components (a) a (meth)acrylate copolymer which is composed of free-radical polymerized methyl methacrylate, ethylacrylate and a salt of 2-trimethylammoniumethyl methacrylate, present in solid form as a powder or as a granulate, (b) up to 50% by weight calculated on the (meth)acrylate copolymer (a) of a dispersing agent selected from the groups of (b) i) plasticizers in combination with emulsifiers and/or (b) ii) pharmaceutically acceptable carbohydrates having 6 to 18 carbon atoms with a functional group and (c) water by mixing the components (a), (b) and (c) to give a suspension which becomes an aqueous dispersion during the conversion of the solid (meth)acrylate copolymer into the dispersed form, characterized in that, the (meth)acrylate copolymer is converted into the dispersed form by means of the presence of the dispersing agent at a temperature
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Erna Roth, Ruediger Alexowsky, Hans-Ulrich Petereit, Kathrin Nollenberger, Christian Meier
  • Patent number: 9278137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel conjugates of active principles grafted to a polymer, to the nanoparticles comprising them, to their preparation and to their polymeric intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Abderrhamane Amgoune, Didier Bazile, Fethi Bensaid, Didier Bourissou, Eric Didier, Stephanie Greco, Harivardhan Reddy Lakkireddy, Serge Sable, Michel Veillard
  • Patent number: 9278057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bleaching composition for keratin fibers, especially human hair, comprising at least one compound with bleaching and/or highlighting effect and a calcium salt. Further object of the present invention is the use of at least one calcium salt in a bleaching and/or highlighting composition for keratin fibers, especially for human hair, comprising at least one compound with bleaching and/or highlighting effect for preventing temperature increase going above 40° C., preferably above 45° C. and more preferably above 50° C. in a period of at least 60 min after mixing water free bleaching and/or highlighting composition and oxidizing lotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KAO Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Dominic Pratt, Sabine Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9277746
    Abstract: A liquid composition comprising (a) 21 to 70 parts by weight of a solvent having no nitrogen atom and having a carbonyl or sulfonyl group in the molecule, (b) 30 to 78.9 parts by weight of at least one component selected from the group consisting of a non-cyclic alcohol, an alkylene glycol, a polyalkylene glycol, a triol, a glycol monoacetate and a glycol monoalkyl ether, (c) 0.001 to 30 parts by weight of a physiologically active ingredient, and (d) 0.001 to 49 parts by weight of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Dairiki, Rieko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9265779
    Abstract: Water-soluble, solid, film-shaped preparations comprising at least one film-forming polymer selected from the group consisting of the fully and partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohols, and at least one water-insoluble, oily liquid which is incorporated into the film-forming polymer and amounts to at least 30 percent by weight, relative to the dry portion of the preparation. Methods for producing the preparations and the use thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Markus Müller, Holger Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 9259435
    Abstract: Materials capable of delivering stabilized free radicals to targeted treatment sites. The materials comprise semi-crystalline, hydrolytically degradable polymers that are subjected to ionizing radiation to create stabilized free radicals therein. Upon exposure to oxygen containing aqueous media, the materials generate reactive oxidative species which are useful in biological processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany J. Brown, Adam S. Lafleur, Kenneth Mazich, Jeffrey C. Towler, Ji Zhang
  • Patent number: 9260546
    Abstract: Described is a process for producing aqueous solutions of vinyllactam polymers and solids obtainable therefrom by drying, especially polyvinylpyrrolidone, said process comprising using one or more sulfur components selected from the group consisting of sulfur dioxide, sulfurous acid and one or more salts of sulfurous acid, to reduce residual monomer. Also described are vinyllactam polymers obtainable by the process which have good stability in storage, the use of these vinyllactam polymers, and articles of manufacture and preparations comprising these vinyllactam polymers or obtained by use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulrich Filges, Bernd de Potzolli, Andy Wolff
  • Patent number: 9254334
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds, compositions and methods for systemic and local delivery of biologically active molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: CLSN Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Slobodkin, Richard Congo, Majed Matar, Jason Fewell, Khursheed Anwer, Brian Jeffery Sparks