Patents Examined by Brian-Yong S. Kwon
  • Patent number: 10940231
    Abstract: Methods are provided for making freeze dried hydrogel and structures therefrom that may be introduced into a patient's body for medical applications. Precursor components are combined to initiate crosslinking. The combined precursor components are placed in a chilled tray, and allowed to crosslink to a desired level of complete crosslinking before and/or after being placed onto the tray. The partially crosslinked hydrogel is frozen and freeze dried. After freeze drying, the hydrogel is conditioned to substantially complete crosslinking, and formed into one or more structures, e.g., plugs, hemostatic, or other medical devices. For example, the hydrogel may be cut, machined, rolled, folded, compressed, and/or cored into that may be loaded into delivery devices that may be introduced into a body to implant or otherwise deliver the structures into the body, e.g., to seal a puncture or other passage through tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Incept, LLC
    Inventors: Amarpreet S. Sawhney, Steven L. Bennett, Suresh S. Pai, Scott R. Sershen, Fred H. Co
  • Patent number: 10695294
    Abstract: A porous silica material for use as a pharmaceutical or dietary active ingredient having pores in the mesoscale range (2-50 nm), wherein the average pore size of the pores in the mesoscale range is in the range of 2 to 25 nm, and the pore size distribution (PSD) in the mesoscale range is such that at least 80% of the pores fall within the range of 2 to 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sigrid Therapeutics AB
    Inventors: Robert Csikasz, Tore Bengtsson, Natalia Kupferschmidt, Alfonso E. Garcia-Bennett
  • Patent number: 10500208
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel pharmaceutical formulations of aprepitant suitable for parenteral administration including intravenous administration. Also included are formulations including both aprepitant and dexamethasone sodium phosphate. The pharmaceutical formulations are stable oil-in-water emulsions for non-oral treatment of emesis and are particularly useful for treatment of subjects undergoing highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas B. Ottoboni, Han Han
  • Patent number: 10463625
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aqueous composition comprising hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) polymer dispersed in water, wherein the dispersed polymer is partially neutralized with at least one alkaline material. The instant disclosure also relates to compositions for use in methods of making capsule shells endowed with bulk enteric properties. The present disclosure also relates to capsules made according with the compositions and methods of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Capsugel Belgium NV
    Inventors: Dominique Nicolas Cade, Hugues Straub
  • Patent number: 10328150
    Abstract: Dosage forms comprising preparations of slightly water-soluble active substances in a polymer matrix of polyether copolymers, the polyether copolymers being obtained by free radical polymerization of a mixture of from 30 to 80% by weight of N-vinyllactam, from 10 to 50% by weight of vinyl acetate and from 10 to 50% by weight of a polyether, and of at least one slightly water-soluble polymer in which the slightly water-soluble active substance is present in amorphous form in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Karl Kolter, Dejan Djuric, Stefan Fischer
  • Patent number: 10314783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles and methods of treating vascular conditions with a thixotropic, turbid, bioactive agent-containing gel material capable of being essentially removed from an implantation site upon re-establishment of fluid flow at the implantation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Cleek, Paul D. Drumheller, Theresa A. Holland
  • Patent number: 10064408
    Abstract: A concentrated treatment composition includes a bird repelling composition, a glycol, and a fragrance-containing/odor control composition. The concentrated treatment composition provides a stable product that is miscible with water. Methods for applying to the treatment compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel R. Kramer
  • Patent number: 8603505
    Abstract: A method of instantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections while smoothing the skin, which comprises applying a cosmetic composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion comprising a fractal particle based gel and refractive index matching polymers with respect to at least one of the fractal particles. The composition of the invention provides both optical blurring and skin smoothing effect on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Brown, Ernest S. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8535652
    Abstract: One subject of the invention is a soap-free, self-foaming gel comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium: a) at least one aqueous phase; b) at least one N-acylsarcosine where the acyl radical is a C10-C20 radical in an amount less than 4 wt % relative to the total weight of the composition; c) at least one mineral or organic base in an amount sufficient to dissolve the N-acylsarcosine and produce a pH of 4 to 8; d) at least one amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactant; e) at least one non-ionic surfactant; and f) at least one self-foaming agent. The present invention also relates to a shaving method consisting in applying a self-foaming gel as defined above to the surface of the skin to be shaved, then in shaving the hairs using a razor. The present invention also relates to a method for cleansing the skin and more particularly the face, consisting in applying a self-foaming gel as defined above to the surface, followed by rinsing with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Lionel Aubert, Lydia Dussault
  • Patent number: 8343514
    Abstract: The invention is related to a sol-gel nanostructured titania reservoir and its synthesis which is biocompatible with brain tissue. The pore size distribution, crystallite size and the extent of the crystalline phase distribution of anatase, brookite and rutile can be fully controlled. This device may be used to contain neurological drugs. It may be inserted directly into brain tissue for the purpose of the controlled time release of drugs over a period of from 6 months to three years.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Universidad Autonome Metropolitana
    Inventor: Tessy Maria Lopez-Goerne
  • Patent number: 8343541
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions and methods of delivery of CoQ that is reduced in the presence of lipoic acid and, optionally a fatty acid and/or optionally in a monoterpene. The compositions that include the reduced CoQ can be formulated in soft gel capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fantuzzi
  • Patent number: 8337903
    Abstract: The use of benzophenanthridine alkaloids and the salts thereof for the preparation of medicaments for the treatment of tumors is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Indena S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ezio Bombardelli, Gabriele Fontana, Paolo Morazzoni, Antonella Riva
  • Patent number: 8313759
    Abstract: A therapeutic-agent release region is described, which comprises: (i) a first phase comprising a plurality of miscible polymers that are miscible with one another and (ii) a second phase comprising an additional polymer, which can be immiscible with any or all of the plurality of miscible polymers or a blend of the miscible polymers. Also described is a therapeutic-agent-releasing medical device, which comprises: (a) an implantable or insertable medical device substrate; (b) the above release region, disposed over at least a portion of the implantable or insertable medical device substrate, and (c) a therapeutic agent. The release region regulates the rate of release of the therapeutic agent from the medical device upon implantation or insertion of the device into a patient. Also described are methods for making an implantable or insertable medical device, for administering a therapeutic agent to a patient, and for modulating the release rate of a therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Marlene C. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8298992
    Abstract: A composition includes an agricultural component in an amount of at least about 27% by weight and a solvent composition in an amount not greater than about 55% by weight. The solvent composition includes an amide having a structure of Formula I: wherein R1 comprises a C3 to C15 hydrocarbon group, and wherein R2 and R3 comprise a C1 or higher hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical LLC
    Inventors: Alan J. Stern, David Ferguson, Howard Stridde
  • Patent number: 8282909
    Abstract: The present invention provides a formulation which contains a poorly water soluble pharmaceutically active compound at a concentration of 50 mg per 100 g formulation or above. The solubility is achieved by a mixture of solvents as described herein. Moreover the formulation as described herein may be used as a base formulation to generate a cream, an ointment, a spray, a foam or an oleogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Intendis GmbH
    Inventors: Hartwig Steckel, Karin Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8268295
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a skin-whitening cosmetic composition containing an extract of Magnolia sieboldii as an active ingredient. The Magnolia sieboldii extract has an excellent effect of inhibiting tyrosinase activity and melanin production, and the cosmetic composition containing the Magnolia sieboldii extract as an active ingredient has an excellent skin-whitening effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Coreana Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ghang Tai Lee, Jung Noh Lee, Song Yi Lee, Seung Ji Lee, Kun Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 8263097
    Abstract: A method for treating acne on the skin. The method has the steps of (a) providing an drapeable or flexible porous article impregnated with an aqueous cleansing composition having a carrier, benzoyl peroxide, and one or more cleansing agents; (b) contacting an area of the skin affected by acne with the porous article such that the skin is contacted by the composition; and (c) removing the composition from the skin wherein residual benzoyl peroxide remains on the skin in an anti-acne effective amount. There are also anti-acne compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
    Inventors: Waranush Jitpraphai, Eugene Gans
  • Patent number: 8241654
    Abstract: Biocompatible implants including a polymer substrate and a reactive component for implant fixation in situ. The reactive component in combination with the substrate creates a reactive implant which bonds to a tissue surface in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Joshua B. Stopek
  • Patent number: 8227513
    Abstract: The object of the invention comprises food compositions, to which one or more acetaldehyde-binding compounds are added. The purpose of the compositions is to reduce the amount of detrimental acetaldehyde in the area of the mouth, the pharynx, the oesophagus, the stomach, and the small and large intestines, and through this, to reduce the risk of developing cancers in these areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Biohit Oyj
    Inventors: Osmo Suovaniemi, Mikko Salaspuro, Ville Salaspuro, Martti Marvola
  • Patent number: 8221799
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for administering antioxidant micronutrient formulations comprising multiple dietary and endogenous antioxidants, B-vitamins, vitamin D and minerals at appropriate dosages and dose schedules particularly chosen to produce long-term ‘optimal health’ effects in individuals of various age groups and occupations, with particular emphasis on reducing and/or eliminating acute and/or long term effects of environmental and physical stressors and toxic chemicals to which current Operating Forces and veterans of military service are or have been exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Premier Micronutrient Corporation
    Inventors: Kedar N. Prasad, Gerald M. Haase, William C. Cole