Patents Examined by Monica A Shin
  • Patent number: 10350151
    Abstract: A soluble zinc polyphosphate complex made by combining ingredients which include an organic zinc salt and a plurality of long chain polyphosphates having 6 or more phosphate polymer units, the organic zinc salt and long chain polyphosphates being mixed in amounts that provide a phosphorus to zinc mole ratio of 15:1 to about 55:1. Further provided is a method of making this soluble zinc polyphosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Baohua Qiao, Long Pan, Gregory Szewczyk, Ravi Subramanyam, Shiri Nawrocki, Viktor Dubovoy
  • Patent number: 10321684
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods to increase bud break in order to increase aspects of one or both of plant vegetative and reproductive growth, by use of a natural metabolite. In particular, the present disclosure provides a natural metabolite either alone or as part of a fertilizer blend to increase crop production. Additionally the present disclosure provides a natural metabolite in combination with one or both of a plant growth regulator and a biostimulant to increase crop production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Carol J. Lovatt
  • Patent number: 10314307
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the treatment of crop plants with 3?-methyl-(S)-abscisic acid, 3?-propargyl-(S)-abscisic acid, and/or salts thereof in order to improve the plants' environmental stress tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Franklin Paul Silverman, Gary T. Wang, Kimberly Ann Falco, Derek D. Woolard, Dale O. Wilson, Jr., Daniel C. Leep, Gregory D. Venburg
  • Patent number: 10316171
    Abstract: This invention is directed towards additives for improving the thermal stability of polymers. The additives comprise low water solubility particles of transition metal compounds which are surface functionalized. A specific additive for nylons utilizes surface functionalized CuI particles and may also contain alkali metal halides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Agienic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Krasnow, Anoop Agrawal, Donald R. Uhlmann
  • Patent number: 10292388
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a compound of formula (I) or a salt thereof for combating animal pests, where the symbols and indices are defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ralph Paulini, Matthias Pohlman, Sebastian Soergel, Henricus Maria Martinus Bastiaans, Sarah Thompson, Cecille Ebuenga Doyog, Anna Malveda Umali, Rhoel Suiza Cosare, Christopher Palmer, Takeo Hokama
  • Patent number: 10278385
    Abstract: The use of formulations comprising (A) one or more aminocarboxylates, selected from among methylglycine diacetate (MGDA) and its alkali metal salts, glutamic acid diacetate (GLDA) and its alkali metal salts, iminodisuccinate, hydroxyethylimine diacetate and ethyleneiminodisuccinate and the corresponding alkali metal salts, (B) at least one organic compound selected from among organic phosphates, organic phosphonates and organic phosphites and salts of the abovementioned organic compounds, and (C) optionally water, for application to plants or the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Alejandra Garcia Marcos, Paul Klingelhoefer, Gerhard Schnabel
  • Patent number: 10245232
    Abstract: Microspheres comprising a core material, wherein the microspheres have a circularity greater than 0.95 and an aspect ratio greater than 0.95, and methods of manufacturing the same. The microspheres may be useful in the manufacture of sustained and modified release active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) microspheres, as a free flowing excipient for mini-tablets and in the manufacture of API dispersions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SPI PHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Cecil W. Propst, Marc W. Meadows, Michael S. Todd
  • Patent number: 10245244
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical formulations are described for use in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The formulations comprise polymeric nanoparticles encapsulated within crosslinked polymeric hydrogel microparticles, wherein the polymeric nanoparticles carry a therapeutic agent suitable for treatment of PAH loaded within them (for example, prostacyclin synthetic analogs, PPAR ? agonists and NO donors). Preferred formulations are inhalable, dry powder pharmaceutical formulations, which are able to swell on administration to the lungs of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HEART BIOTECH PHARMA LIMITED
    Inventors: Magdi Habib Yacoub, Ibrahim M El Sherbiny
  • Patent number: 10244762
    Abstract: A biocide contains a hydrogen peroxide producing compound, in combination with controlled amounts of a chelating agent and a peroxide enhancing agent. In one embodiment, the composition can be used to control an algae population in a water body. The chelating agent and the peroxide enhancing agent synergistically combine with the hydrogen peroxide producing compound to increase the potency and effectiveness of the oxidizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Arch Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Deqing Lei, Ryan Wersal
  • Patent number: 10219993
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for improving the appearance of the skin. The systems comprise 1) a skin-tightening composition comprising (a) at least one film former; (b) at least one polyvalent silicate thickener; (c) at least one anionic associative polymeric thickener; (d) at least one plasticizer; and (e) optionally, at least one cosmetic powder, and 2) a long-wear cosmetic composition comprising at least one silicone-polyamide copolymer, at least one silicone film former, and at least one volatile oil. Methods comprise applying the compositions of the systems on to the skin sequentially after a drying period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Catherine Chiou, Angelike A. Galdi
  • Patent number: 10206859
    Abstract: A finisher composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion. The continuous aqueous phase of the emulsion is from about 20 to 85 wt % of water. The dispersed oil phase of the emulsion includes a non-volatile oil, which is at least 50% by weight of a liquid UV agent. The composition also includes from about 10 to 25 wt % of substantially spherical starch particles, silicone elastomer particles, or a combination of these. The particles have a particle size of from about 2 to 40 microns. The weight ratio of the non-volatile oil to the particles is from about 1:10 to about 1:1. The composition is substantially free of glycerin and, optionally, includes from about 1 to 20 wt % of a volatile oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Harry Jansen, Paul Robert Tanner
  • Patent number: 10208241
    Abstract: Proppants are used in oil and gas extraction, particularly in fracking operations. The invention relates to resin coated proppants. The coatings on proppants have antimicrobial materials incorporated within these coatings. The antimicrobially active agents are incorporated in a concentration less than 20% by weight of the coatings or the active agent from these coatings can be released from these coatings in the environment of the proppants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Agienic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, Donald R. Uhlmann, Nicholas R. Krasnow
  • Patent number: 10201481
    Abstract: Personal care compositions include a zinc-containing material and/or a pyrithione material, and are substantially free of a structurant. Methods of making the personal care composition and for improving skin health are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Edward Dewey Smith, III, Jason Edward Cook, Darren Wei-Bun Tang
  • Patent number: 10201164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for increasing the production of flowers, seeds and/or fruit of a plant, comprising the step of bringing said plant into contact with a composition comprising the micro-organism Colletotrichum tofieldiae and/or extracts of said micro-organism and/or filtrates of said micro-organism. Said micro-organism can be a strain of Colletotrichum tofieldiae deposited with the deposit number CECT 20833, CECT 20834, CECT 20835 or CECT 20836.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, PLANTRESPONSE BIOTECH SL
    Inventors: Diana Ramirez Zapata, Maria Soledad Sacristan Benayas, Evelin Elizeth Cueva Gonzalez, Angela Alonso Gonzalez, Marise Borja Y Tome, Diego Anton Rodriguez, Rosa Maria Perez Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10081060
    Abstract: A method of reducing silver(I) salts to silver nanoparticles employing a carbohydrate reductant in the presence of an inorganic base, a surfactant and optionally a polymer. The method is performed in an aqueous solution at a temperature up to 60° C. and for a duration of up to 40 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Hassan Amroun Ewais, Iqbal Mohamed Ismail
  • Patent number: 10071029
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition is disclosed comprising particle active; opacifying particles having a refractive index of at least 1.7 and cosmetically acceptable carrier. The particle active comprises (i) water-insoluble shell component comprising inorganic material and having a refractive index of from 1.3 to 1.8; and (ii) core component comprising volatile liquid and having a refractive index of at least 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Florian Hudelist, Yajuan Li, Zhaoting Liu, Sheng Meng, Qiang Qiu, Lin Wang, Xiaoli Wang, Chunwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10052283
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition for forming an injectable hydrogel. The composition includes 1% by weight or less of a graphene-based material and 5% by weight or more of a triblock copolymer. The triblock copolymer may be a copolymer represented by Formula 1: wherein n is an integer from 8 to 540, m is an integer from 16 to 70, and R is H or a vinylcarbonyl group (CH2?CHCO—). When R in Formula 1 is a vinylcarbonyl group, the triblock copolymer may be crosslinked through the vinylcarbonyl group to form a nanogel. The composition can be prepared by a simple mixing process. In addition, the composition is substantially free from in vitro and in vivo stability problems encountered with conventional hydrogel compositions. Furthermore, the composition has high biocompatibility as well as excellent mechanical properties such as high storage modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Giyoong Tae, Da-ae Won
  • Patent number: 10035736
    Abstract: A seed composition comprising a seed and a first component comprising an agriculturally acceptable complex mixture of dissolved organic material characterized by natural organic matter that is partially humified and methods of seed treating. A method comprising contacting a seed with a first component comprising an agriculturally acceptable complex mixture of dissolved organic material characterized by natural organic matter that is partially humified, where the first component enhances at least one of germination, emergence, root development, seedling vigor, seedling growth, mortality resistance, chlorophyll production, cold resistance, water log resistance, and nutrient uptake compared to similar seed not contacted with the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FBSCIENCES HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Brian B. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10034478
    Abstract: Compositions having antimicrobial activity contain surface functionalized particles comprising an inorganic copper salt which has low water solubility. These types of inorganic salts may also be introduced in porous particles to yield antimicrobial compositions. The compositions may optionally comprise additional antimicrobial agents, salts with high water solubility, organic acids, salts of organic acids and their esters. The compositions may be added to various fluids used in the petroleum extraction industry, or used as coatings on components used in this industry. These antimicrobial materials may be used for reducing both anaerobic and aerobic bacteria and are also useful for reducing corrosion of ferrous components caused by anaerobic bacteria. Although such compositions may be used for any antimicrobial application, and some of the other important uses of these compositions are in wound care, personal care and waste processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Agienic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Krasnow, Anoop Agrawal, Donald R. Uhlmann, John P. Cronin, Murat Akarsu, Ryan J. Reeser, Lori L. Adams
  • Patent number: 10016525
    Abstract: Compositions having antimicrobial activity contain surface functionalized particles comprising an inorganic copper salt which has low water solubility. These types of inorganic salts may also be introduced in porous particles to yield antimicrobial compositions. The compositions may optionally comprise additional antimicrobial agents, salts with high water solubility, organic acids, salts of organic acids and their esters. The above compositions can be incorporated in a variety of wound care products to provide antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Agienic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lori L. Adams, Nicholas R. Krasnow, Anoop Agrawai, Donald R. Uhlmann