Patents Examined by Michael Meller
  • Patent number: 9980996
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods of obtaining an extract of Cannabis plant material as well as subsequent processing of the extract to provide a concentrate of Cannabis. The present invention also provides for pharmaceutical dosage forms (e.g., oral thin films and transdermal patches) that include the concentrate (or extract) of Cannabis, as well as methods of medical treatment that include administering the pharmaceutical dosage forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Gary J. Speier
  • Patent number: 9888703
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods of making a coffee products containing cannabinoids that are extracted from Cannabis plant. According to one embodiment, the method includes the steps of (a) extracting cannabinoids from Cannabis plant; and (b) admixing the cannabinoids into a coffee product. The disclosed methods produce coffee products that possesses the benefits of both coffee and Cannabis plant. The methods can be used to produce different coffee products including single-serve coffee pods, ground coffee, and espresso. The methods are used to make coffee products with desired and consistent amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Imbue LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Bhairam
  • Patent number: 9849152
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel composition of matter comprised of a mixture of two specific classes of compounds—Free-B-ring flavonoids and flavans—for use in the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions mediated by the COX-2 and 5-LO pathways. The present invention further provides a novel method for simultaneously inhibiting the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) enzymes, and reducing cox-2 mRNA production. Finally, the present invention includes a method for weight loss and blood glucose control. The methods of this invention are comprised of administering to a host in need thereof an effective amount of the composition of this invention together with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Unigen, Inc.
    Inventor: Qi Jia
  • Patent number: 9839589
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and methods for its use that is configured to be used to treat various skin conditions. The apparatus includes a water-permeable absorbent material and a plant material comprising a water-soluble skin-active ingredient. The plant material is enclosed within the water-permeable absorbent material, and the water-permeable absorbent material is configured to absorb water and allow the absorbed water to contact the plant material so as to release the active ingredient from the plant material. The active ingredient is then absorbed by the absorbent material, which is then topically applied to skin in need of skin treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Chen, James Swanzy
  • Patent number: 9827322
    Abstract: A method for treating cancer is disclosed by boiling blended cannabis material with oil and collecting oil infused with cannabis; targeting cancerous cells in a body; and injecting the oil infused with cannabis into the body portion with cancerous cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Shabana Naheed
  • Patent number: 9827275
    Abstract: Immunostimulatory compositions and methods of use are described to either enhance or diminish the immune stimulation effects of a honey or honey isolate by recognition of the presence of type II arabinogalactan compounds and utilising this knowledge to tailor the concentration of such compounds thereby adjusting the immune stimulation effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Comvita New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Ian Sims, Jonathan McDonald Counsell Stephens, Ralf Christian Schlothauer, Swapna Gannabathula
  • Patent number: 9827281
    Abstract: A method for treating cancer is disclosed by boiling blended cannabis material with oil and collecting oil infused with cannabis; targeting cancerous cells in a body; and injecting the oil infused with cannabis into the body portion with cancerous cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Shabana Naheed
  • Patent number: 9821020
    Abstract: The present invention provides ophthalmic compositions, e.g. artificial tears, suitable for treating dry eye syndrome in a human or other mammal suffering there from, e.g. a dog or cat, which comprise a mixture of castor oil with another oil, e.g. a food oil, e.g. olive oil, sesame oil, corn oil etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Anuradha V. Gore, Robert S. Jordan, Kevin Krock, Chetan Pujara
  • Patent number: 9814747
    Abstract: A therapeutic phenolic extract derived from plant biomass, and more specifically the indigenous Jamaican plant guaiacum officinale L. (Zygophyllaceae), for use in regressing or controlling HIV-1 replication in infected patients, and to help prevent sexual transmission of HIV-1, as well as the method for inhibiting HIV-1 by administering a pharmaceutically-acceptable amount of the crude extract to prevent HIV-viral replication without causing excessive damage to normal cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Henry Lowe, Ngeh J. Toyang, Joseph Bryant
  • Patent number: 9808494
    Abstract: Processes are described herein for the extraction of cannabinoids from cannabis using lipids as an extraction solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: RM3 Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Ian Barringer
  • Patent number: 9808497
    Abstract: The present invention describes a formulation comprising a prune and/or plum concentrate, and one or more water-soluble, non-digestible, prebiotic oligosaccharides. Optionally, one or more low calorie sweeteners, an antioxidant, calcium sennosides, or sennosides extract, PEG-3350, licorice, cocoa, coffee, tea flavors; fruit flavorings and spice flavorings, gelatin, agar-agar, carrageenan, pectin or cocoa powder are added. Other ingredients may be present as dietary supplements such as water-soluble vitamins, lipid-soluble vitamins; amino acids, maltodextrin, resveratrol, caffeine, mineral supplements, or natural sleep aids for use as a laxative, A variety of formulations are possible, such as premix, a laxative+energy power drink or power bar, or as a prebiotic supplement in probiotic yogurts, or in the form of gummies, chocolates, candies, and desserts such as red beans Japanese desserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Jiva Pharma, Inc.
    Inventor: Om P Goel
  • Patent number: 9808483
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a method and composition for treating or preventing osteoarthritis, joint effusion, joint inflammation and pain, synovitis, lameness, post operative arthroscopic surgery, deterioration of proper joint function including joint mobility, the reduction or inhibition of metabolic activity of chondrocytes, the activity of enzymes that degrade cartilage, said method comprising administering effective amounts of Boswellia Serrata, effective amounts of freeze dried green lipped mussle, effective amounts of white willow bark extract containing salicin, effective amounts of angelica root, effective amounts of glucosamine and salts thereof, effective amounts of chondroitin and salts thereof and effective amounts of omega 3 fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Natures Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Sullivan, Forrest Haag, Lianne Maso de Moya
  • Patent number: 9801900
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of hydrolyzed algin, escin, Ruscus aculeatus root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, Centella asiatica extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, and Calendula officinalis flower extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, Milagros Sanchez, Patricia Jacoby, Linda Hart
  • Patent number: 9801917
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composition for improving blood sugar metabolism, the composition improving and/or enhancing sugar metabolism function in skeletal muscle. The present invention provides a composition for improving blood sugar metabolism, the composition comprising a persimmon leaf extract obtained by a process comprising extracting persimmon leaves with a 40-60% ethyl alcohol-water mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SUNSTAR INC.
    Inventors: Kayo Harada, Youko Sono, Takashi Kusakari, Motonobu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9795809
    Abstract: A method of improving dental health in a mammal in which a mammal drinks at least 0.5 liters of water per day for a majority of the days of a period of at least one month, the water having been contacted with an amount of a non-decomposed moss effective to improve dental health as evidenced by a reduction in the pocket depths of the teeth of the mammal. A method of improving dental health in a mammal in which the mammal's teeth are brushed using a toothpaste or rinsed with a mouthwash for a majority of the days of a period of at least one month, the toothpaste or mouthwash containing an amount of a non-decomposed moss or non-decomposed moss extract effective to improve dental health as evidenced by a reduction in the pocket depths of the teeth. A toothpaste or mouthwash containing an effective amount of a non-decomposed moss or non-decomposed moss extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Embro Corporation
    Inventors: Vance D. Fiegel, David R. Knighton
  • Patent number: 9789076
    Abstract: A method of delivering a daily dose of hydroxycitric acid in the form of a salt as a single bolus that is as effective or more so than the same amount of active delivered via two or three administrations (b.i.d. or t.i.d.) using current delivery modalities. The method reduces the rate of occurrence of common adverse events with hydroxycitric acid salts, and reduces the occurrence of reverse effects on diets high in fat and/or alcohol. The method improves the uptake of the active compound thereby reducing the dose required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GLYKON TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Dallas L. Clouatre, Daniel E. Clouatre, Brad J. Douglass
  • Patent number: 9789150
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inducing hair growth and improving hair quality utilizing extracts of blackberry in an amount effective to induce hair growth when applied topically to an area of the skin on which hair growth is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bruning, Euen Thomas Graham Ekman Gunn, Frank Liebel, Samantha Tucker-Samaras, Dina VanWyck, Delores Santora
  • Patent number: 9770474
    Abstract: Red blotches on the skin such as those associated with environmental stresses, or red blotches associated with a skin disorder, for example those occurring during rosacea, are treated/reduced by administering to individuals afflicted therewith, thus effective amounts of at least one extract of a non-photosynthetic and non-fruiting filamentous bacterium cultured in a medium which includes at least one non-sulfurous mineral and/or thermal water, e.g., an extract derived from the bacterium Vitreoscilla filiformis, in particular the strain ATCC 15551, cultured in a medium enriched with water from La Roche Posay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Audrey Gueniche, Lionel Breton
  • Patent number: 9770475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions containing a combination of a cell proliferation-stimulating agent with vasokinetic properties and an antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral agent with an anti-inflammatory/analgesic, which is useful in the treatment of peripheral ulcers of various origins, such as diabetic ulcers, ulcers caused by venous stasis of the limbs, bedsores and the associated skin infections. Said combination could be presented as formulations for topical or systemic use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: INDENA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ezio Bombardelli, Paolo Morazzoni, Massimo Ronchi
  • Patent number: 9763991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for use in the treatment of neurobehavioral disorders, a Cannabis plant extract comprising Cannabinol preferably with other constituents of this plant for such use and a method for the extraction of plants. The plants or plant parts may for instance be derived from Cannabis sativa and/or Cannabis indica and/or Cannabis ruderalis and/or citrus fruits, and mixtures thereof. The plant extracts derived showed particularly beneficial effects against sleeping disorders, in particular insomnia, and anxiety disorders including ADHD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CANNABIS SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dorothy Helen Bray, Mario Lap, Alfredo Carlos Dupetit