Patents Examined by Christopher R. Tate
  • Patent number: 10137223
    Abstract: A scaffold comprising an aligned fiber. The invention further relates to a scaffold comprising one or more electrospun fibers wherein a fast Fourier transform (FFT) analysis result of the fibers have adjacent major peaks with about 180? apart from each other. Methods for promoting differentiation of stem cells into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, ligament or tendon, the method comprising culturing the cells on the scaffold or aligned fiber in conditions suitable for the cell differentiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Michael Francis, Roy Ogle
  • Patent number: 10136663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a complex comprising a compound of formula (I), or a plant extract comprising the compound or a fraction thereof; and stevioside, or a plant extract comprising the stevioside or a fraction thereof, and relates to a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating an influenza virus infection comprising the complex as an active ingredient. Also, the present invention relates to a food composition for preventing or improving an influenza virus infection, a virucidal quasi-drug composition, a virucidal feed additive, and a feed, which comprises the complex as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Woo-Song Lee, Young-Bae Ryu, Young-Min Kim, Su-Jin Park, Mun-Chual Rho, Hyung-Jae Jeong, Hyung-Jun Kwon
  • Patent number: 10137164
    Abstract: This document provides dietary supplement compositions. For example, dietary supplement compositions having an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (e.g., huperzine A), a Bacopa monnieri extract, acetyl-L-carnitine or acetyl CoA, and a curcuminoid (e.g., curcumin) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Melaleuca, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander B. Rabovsky, Stephanie Y. Nielson
  • Patent number: 10137160
    Abstract: A functional health food containing Humulus japonicus extract as an active ingredient for preventing or improving metabolic disorders or for weight loss, a pharmaceutical composition containing Humulus japonicus extract as an active ingredient for preventing or treating metabolic disorders, a functional health food containing Humulus japonicus extract as an active ingredient for preventing or improving fatty liver, and a functional health food containing Humulus japonicus extract as an active ingredient for inhibiting the accumulation of visceral fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yuan Lu Sun, Ji Hoon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10130664
    Abstract: The present invention relates probiotic compositions useful in accelerating alcohol catabolism in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BiOWiSH Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carpenter, Amit Kapur, E. Wesley Huff, Narayan Suresh
  • Patent number: 10124031
    Abstract: Provided is a functional composition for preventing an Alzheimer's disease, in which the composition includes heat-treated salt that is heat-treated at 800° C. to 1200° C. as an effective component and other pharmaceutically or sitologically acceptable components. The composition can prevent an Alzheimer's disease by effectively blocking the cause path of an Alzheimer's disease in a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MOKPO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA COOPERATION GROUP
    Inventors: Kyung Sik Ham, Jeong Yong Cho, Promyo Kitiong, Sun Young Park, JinRui Zhu
  • Patent number: 10125161
    Abstract: Solid, free-flowing, and substantially completely dissolvable preparations with high betalain content are presented. Most typically, the betalain profile of the preparations is near natural and includes betalains in an amount of between 10-40 wt %. As the preparations of the inventive subject matter maintain chemical stability and flowability over extended periods of time, it should be noted that the betalain preparations are now amenable to compounding in small and measured quantities. Furthermore, new biological activities of betalains are shown, and especially include significant induction of SIRT and reduction of serum triglyceride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Zbigniew Pietrzkowski, Wayne Carl Thresher
  • Patent number: 10123964
    Abstract: Compositions for reducing skin aging are disclosed herein. The compositions can be topically applied to a skin region to reduce or prevent skin wrinkles, fine lines, thinning skin, sagging skin, skin dryness, and skin itchiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, David J. Tyrrell, Alencia Vanay Grice, Stephanie VandeVen Teat
  • Patent number: 10111919
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating pruritus comprising topically applying a composition that includes effective amounts of an extract from Echinacea purpurea and an extract from Silybum marianum fruit to skin in need thereof, wherein topical application of the composition activates human cannabinoid receptor type 2 and inhibits fatty acid amide hydrolase activity in the skin and treats pruritus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Tiffany Florence
  • Patent number: 10111912
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a formulation comprising Propolis, Ginseng root and Zingiber officinale extracts to be used in the treatment, prevention of various respiratory diseases or alleviation and/or elimination of symptoms thereof and a method for preparing said formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MONTERO GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
    Inventors: Ümit Cifter, Nazife Arabacioglu, Özlem Toker
  • Patent number: 10111911
    Abstract: Compositions include one or more unsaturated fatty acids and one or more nitric oxide releasing compounds. Methods for using such compositions can enhance cognitive function, reduce or prevent a decline of social interaction, reduce or prevent age-related behavioral changes, increase trainability, maintain optimal brain function, facilitate learning and memory, reduce memory loss, retard brain aging, prevent or treat strokes, and/or prevent or treat dementia in an animal. Preferably, the compositions are food compositions useful for enhancing cognitive function in humans and companion animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Yuanlong Pan
  • Patent number: 10111426
    Abstract: A novel generation of biocidal materials is provided that do not pose any specific risks to the environment or health. The active substances and additives that make up the biocidal materials according to the invention originate from plants, agricultural products, and renewable resources, and are furthermore completely biodegradable. The various uses of said novel biocidal materials are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SALVECO
    Inventor: Stephan Auberger
  • Patent number: 10111925
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a formulation comprising Hedera helix, Pelargonium sidoides, and Zingiber officinale extracts to be used in the treatment, prevention of various respiratory diseases or alleviation and/or elimination of symptoms thereof and a method for preparing said formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MONTERO GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
    Inventors: Ümit Cifter, Nazife Arabacioglu, Özlem Toker
  • Patent number: 10105409
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to health benefits of Chardonnay seed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: SONOMACEUTICALS, LLC, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
    Inventors: Torey James Arvik, Rebecca Susan Lipson, Wallace H. Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10105207
    Abstract: Implants having improved mechanical properties and/or degradation profiles, kits including such implants, and methods of producing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Borden
  • Patent number: 10105395
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of therapeutic treatment of tumors. The inventors have found that microvesicles derived from adult stem cells exert a remarkable anti-tumor effect when administered to a patient affected by a tumor disease. Preferred microvesicles are derived from a bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cell, a glomerular mesenchymal stem cell or a non-oval liver stem cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Stefania Bruno, Maria Beatriz Herrera Sanchez, Valentina Fonsato, Giovanni Camussi, Ciro Tetta
  • Patent number: 10100339
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of gaseous substrate fermentation comprising: adding gaseous substrate into an aqueous medium in a bioreactor. The methods of the present disclosure comprise: measuring cell density; adjusting input of gaseous substrate to increase cell density; changing hydrogen uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Senaratne, Brandon Beard
  • Patent number: 10100294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the separation of a mixture of a protein and its reaction product with a polyalkylene glycol, comprising the steps: a) providing a mixture comprising the protein and the reaction product in a fluid, b) bringing the mixture of step a) into contact with a microporous cellulose acetate membrane with adsorption of the reaction product onto the cellulose acetate membrane, the protein not becoming adsorbed onto the cellulose acetate membrane, c) removal of the protein from the cellulose acetate membrane, and d) desorbing the reaction product from the cellulose acetate membrane, the reaction product being selected from the group comprising the protein which is mono- or polyfunctionalized by the polyalkylene glycol, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Demmer, Louis Villain, Hans-Heinrich Hoerl
  • Patent number: 10092021
    Abstract: A method for obtaining proteins from native mixtures of materials is disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes: A): providing a native mixture of materials from seeds having hard fragmentable hulls; B): comminuting the mixture of materials; C): dispersing the comminuted mixture of materials with water; D): adjusting a pH of the pulp of step C) to an alkaline range pH>9.5; E): adding a water-soluble organic solvent alcohol to the pulp; F): separating off a solids phase from the pulp, which has a predominant fraction of the hulls, to form a hull-free pulp; G): shifting the pH of the hull-free pulp from step F) to a pH range of pH=4.5 to pH=7.2; and H): separating the hull-free pulp of step G) into a plurality of phases, wherein one of the plurality of phases is a protein concentrate phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hruschka, Wladislawa Boszulak, Detlef Ullmann, Juergen Rassenhoevel
  • Patent number: 10085934
    Abstract: A composition that includes spray-dried yoghurt powder and at least one anionic surfactant and/or at least one fatty acid soap, may be used as a prebiotic for inhibiting the growth and/or the physiological activity of undesired skin bacteria and/or for obtaining desired skin bacteria. A prebiotically effective cosmetic composition includes: a) at least one fatty acid soap in a weight proportion of between 20 and 75 wt. %, preferably between 30 and 70 wt. %, particularly preferably between 40 and 65 wt. %, and in particular between 45 and 60 wt. %; and b) spray-dried yoghurt powder in a weight proportion of between 0.01 and 10 wt. %, preferably 0.02 and 7.5 wt. %, particularly preferably between 0.03 and 5 wt. %, and in particular between 0.05 and 3 wt. %, wherein the amounts relate to the total weight of the cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Heike Schelges, Elvira Scholz, Stefanie Schmitz, Kirsten Sartingen, Evelyn Domfeld, Barbara Heide