Patents Examined by Gina Justice
  • Patent number: 9889076
    Abstract: A preparation provides light or radiation attenuation between about 190 and 800 nm has an amount of diamond nanoparticles in a medium, where the diamond nanoparticles have a size between about 1 nm and 1000 nm are modified to enhance absorption or photoluminescence. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: Adámas Nanotechnologies, Inc., International Technology Center
    Inventors: Olga Alexander Shenderova, Varvara Grichko
  • Patent number: 9889086
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel hydrogel, methods of its use, and methods for producing the hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Liming Bian, Qian Feng, Kongchang Wei, Gang Li, Sien Lin
  • Patent number: 9883998
    Abstract: Arbutin-containing compositions are useful for topical application to provide enhanced luminosity, brightening or lightening to the skin of a user and are at least 85% as efficacious (with regard to skin lightening, when used alone or in a system as measured by Chromameter® b* parameter values) as substantially corresponding compositions containing hydroquinone in an mount from about the same molar amount to about 1.5 times the molar amount of arbutin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: OMP, Inc.
    Inventors: Judy Hattendorf, Steve Carlson
  • Patent number: 9877485
    Abstract: A composite filament includes a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix and methods of making thereof. Various articles can be manufactured from such composite filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Valerie M. Farrugia, Barkev Keoshkerian, Michelle N. Chrétien
  • Patent number: 9863065
    Abstract: A composite filament includes a core particle comprising a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix, and a shell polymer disposed about the core particle, and methods of making thereof. Various articles can be manufactured from such composite filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Valerie M. Farrugia, Barkev Keoshkerian, Michelle N. Chrétien
  • Patent number: 9827349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to settable compositions for use in surgery. The invention also provides related compositions, including surgical kits and packages, as well as methods of making and using the settable compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Abyrx Inc.
    Inventors: John Pacifico, Aniq Darr, Richard L. Kronenthal
  • Patent number: 9827321
    Abstract: The present inventions are directed to shear-thinning and stabilizing hydrogels, especially for use in drug delivery and therapy. Various embodiments provide settable, shear-thinning hydrogels, each hydrogel comprising a hydrophilic polymer network, said hydrophilic polymer network comprising non-covalent crosslinks and at least one set of chemical moieties being capable of participating in at least one chemical covalent cross-linking reaction. In certain embodiments, these settable shear-thinning hydrogels are triggerable to cross-link by the application of a stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Jason A. Burdick, Christopher B. Rodell
  • Patent number: 9808481
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for treating symptoms associated with lactose intolerance and for overall improvement in gastrointestinal health. Described herein are methods and compositions for improving overall gastrointestinal health or for decreasing symptoms of lactose intolerance by administering to subject in need thereof a prebiotic composition, optionally in combination with effective amount of a probiotic microbe or microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ritter, Dennis Savaiano, David Barnes, Todd Klaenhammer
  • Patent number: 9801952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to magnetic nanostructures as theranostic agents, which provide dual function as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions comprising magnetic nanostructures and their use as targeted therapeutic agents for cancers (e.g., medulloblastoma) and Alzheimer's disease and related diseases and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Vinayak P. Dravid
  • Patent number: 9801824
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for delivering a pharmaceutical composition to a patient in need thereof, comprising: administering to said patient a pharmaceutical composition in unit dose form comprising naproxen, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and esomeprazole, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: Pozen Inc., Horizon Pharma USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Ault, Everardus Orlemans, John R. Plachetka, Mark Sostek
  • Patent number: 9801803
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cosmetic compositions comprising (a) at least one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable compound and (b) at least one photoinitiator system comprising at least one photoinitiator having at least one absorption wavelength greater than about 350 nm. Also disclosed herein are methods of making up and/or enhancing the appearance of a keratinous substrate comprising (1) forming at least one film on the keratinous substrate by applying said cosmetic composition to the keratinous substrate and (2) exposing the film to UV-LED radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: XianZhi Zhou, Chunhua Li, Hy Si Bui, Jean-Thierry Simonnet
  • Patent number: 9789041
    Abstract: This invention is related to a sunless tanning composition comprising at least one self-tanner and at least one vitamin D compound, wherein the at least one self-tanner is selected from dihydroxyacetone, erythrulose, or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Dennis F. Gross
  • Patent number: 9782345
    Abstract: An ocular composition can include a polymer matrix and an antibiotic dispersed in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix can contain a thiolated hyaluronic acid moiety cross-linked to a second moiety. The composition can be configured for placement in or on an eye of a subject to provide controlled release of the antibiotic to the eye. A method of treating or preventing an ocular disease can include providing an ocular composition and applying the ocular composition to a surface of an eye of a subject to provide controlled release of the antibiotic to the eye. The ocular composition can include a polymer matrix and an antibiotic dispersed in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix can include a thiolated hyaluronic acid moiety cross-linked to a second moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Jade Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Barbara Wirostko
  • Patent number: 9775860
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for treating symptoms associated with lactose intolerance and for overall improvement in gastrointestinal health. Described herein are methods and compositions for improving overall gastrointestinal health or for decreasing symptoms of lactose intolerance by administering to subject in need thereof a prebiotic composition, optionally in combination with effective amount of a probiotic microbe or microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ritter, Dennis Savaiano, David Barnes, Todd Klaenhammer
  • Patent number: 9775858
    Abstract: This document relates to methods and materials for reducing the risk of infection after a shoulder surgery or medical procedure. For example, this document relates to methods and materials for using a topical composition containing clindamycin or erythromycin to reduce the risk of or to prevent infection associated with shoulder surgeries or medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: John W. Sperling, Adam A. Sassoon
  • Patent number: 9737074
    Abstract: A method of controlling pest with a pesticidal composition comprising synergistically effective amounts of at least one anthranilamide compound represented by the formula (I) or its salt and other pesticide: wherein each of R1a and R1b which are independent of each other, is halogen; each of R2 and R3 is halogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy or cyano; A is alkyl substituted by Y; Y is C3-4 cycloalkyl which may be substituted by at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, alkyl and haloalkyl; n is 0 or 1; and q is an integer of from 0 to 4; provided that R1a and R1b are not simultaneously chlorine nor bromine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ISHIHARA SANGYO KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Koyanagi, Masayuki Morita, Tetsuo Yoneda, Tsuyoshi Ueda, Kazuhisa Kiriyama, Taku Hamamoto
  • Patent number: 9717741
    Abstract: Method and composition for treating psoriasis and other skin disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ANAPLASI PHARMACEUTICALS LLC
    Inventor: Edward Richard Yuhas
  • Patent number: 9717237
    Abstract: Compositions are provided that provide release of insect repellant or fragrance over an extended period of time. The compositions comprise a hydrophilically-modified cross-linked silicone elastomer and an acrylic rheology modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Michael A. Lull, William E. McNamara, Glen T. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9713594
    Abstract: An exemplary method comprises providing a spray-dried dispersion comprising particles, the particles comprising an active agent and a polymer, the dispersion particles having an average particle diameter of less than 50 ?m. An ordered mixture is formed by high-shear mixing the dispersion with a powdered glidant, wherein the average particle diameter of the glidant is less than or equal to one fifth the average particle diameter of the dispersion after high-shear mixing. The dosage forms are formed by at least one of directly compressing the ordered mixture to form a tablet and encapsulating the ordered mixture to form a capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Bend Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Everett, Randy J. Wald, Sanjay Konagurthu
  • Patent number: 9707297
    Abstract: The invention provides a colon cleansing solution comprising: a) 300 to 800 mmol per liter ascorbate anion provided by a mixture of: (i) ascorbic acid and (ii) one or more salts of ascorbic acid the components (i) and (ii) being present in a molar ratio of from 1:4.5 to 1:7.0; and b) 10 to 200 g per liter polyethylene glycol. The invention also provides methods and kits associated with, or making use of the solutions, and compositions for the preparation of the solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NORGINE BV
    Inventors: Lucy Clayton, Alasdair Cockett, Mark Christodoulou, Ian Davidson, Lynn Farrag, Marc Halphen, Leighton Jones, Vanik Petrossian, Peter Stein, David Tisi, Alex Ungar, Jeffrey Worthington