Patents Examined by Sue Liu
  • Patent number: 9763993
    Abstract: The patent provides a process of preparing a pharmaceutical preparation of glatiramer acetate and mannitol in a suitable container comprising the steps of: (i) obtaining an aqueous pharmaceutical solution of glatiramer acetate and mannitol; (ii) filtering the aqueous pharmaceutical solution at a temperature of from above 0° C. up to 17.5° C. to produce a filtrate; and (iii) filling the suitable container with the filtrate obtained after performing step (ii), so as to thereby prepare the pharmaceutical preparation of glatiramer acetate and mannitol in the suitable container. This patent further provides an aqueous pharmaceutical solution comprising 40 mg/ml glatiramer acetate and 40 mg/ml mannitol, wherein the aqueous pharmaceutical solution a) has a viscosity in the range of 2.0-3.5 cPa; or b) has an osmolality in the range of 275-325 mosmol/Kg. This patent also provides a prefilled syringe, an automated injector and a method of treatment of a human patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Rakefet Cohen, Sasson Habbah, Muhammad Safadi
  • Patent number: 9763898
    Abstract: A nutritional composition promotes musculoskeletal health in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The nutritional composition contains casein protein, vitamin D, alpha-linolenic acid, and vitamin K in a ratio of vitamin K1:vitamin K2 between 3:1 to 1:3 and the vitamin K providing between 3.5-20 ?g/100 cal of the nutritional composition. A pharmaceutical formulation, a nutritional formulation, a tube-feed formulation, a dietary supplement, a functional food, a beverage product or a combination thereof comprising the nutritional composition is also disclosed. A method for improving musculoskeletal health is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Eduardo Schiffrin, Viral Brahmbhatt, Francois-Pierre Martin, Jalil Benyacoub
  • Patent number: 9730452
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for improving drought stress tolerance of a cereal grain comprising applying an effective amount of at least one gibberellin to the cereal grain during early vegetative growth stage. The present invention is also directed to methods for improving yield of a cereal grain comprising applying an effective amount of at least one gibberellin to the cereal grain during early vegetative growth stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences LLC
    Inventors: Roger Kaiser, Eric Ott, Paul Silverman, Jim Wargo, Neil Badenhop, Subbaiah Chalivendra
  • Patent number: 9730451
    Abstract: Substituted pyrimidinium compounds of the general formula (I) and their uses for combating animal pests The present invention relates to substituted pyrimidinium compounds of formula (I), to the stereoisomers, salts, tautomers and N-oxides thereof and to compositions comprising such compounds. The invention also relates to methods and uses of these substituted pyrimidinium compounds and of compositions thereof, for combating and controlling animal pests. Furthermore the invention relates also to pesticidal methods of applying such substituted pyrimidinium compounds. The substituted pyrimidinium compounds of the present invention are defined by the following general formula (I): wherein X, Y, Z, R1, R2, A and Het are defined as in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Arun Narine, Nina Gertrud Bandur, Joachim Dickhaut, Swetlana Derksen, Raffael Koller, Wolfgang Von Deyn, Jean-Yves Wach, Deborah L. Culbertson
  • Patent number: 9717244
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of controlling undesirable vegetation in pineapple, which comprise applying to vegetation or an area adjacent the vegetation or applying to soil to prevent the emergence or growth of vegetation (a) penoxsulam or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof. The methods can further comprise applying (b) a second pesticide or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof to the vegetation or the area adjacent the vegetation or to the soil adjacent thereto. In some embodiments, (b) includes an ACCase inhibitor such as cyhalofop-butyl, haloxyfop-P-methyl, fluazifop-P-butyl, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Somsak Samanwong, Richard K. Mann, Lap Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9717247
    Abstract: Novel active compound combinations comprising a carboxamide of the general formula (I) (group 1) in which A, R1 and R2 are as defined in the description, and the active compound groups (2) to (24) listed in the description have very good fungicidal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Peter Dahmen, Ralf Dunkel, Hans-Ludwig Elbe, Heiko Rieck, Anne Suty-Heinze
  • Patent number: 9708416
    Abstract: Biodegradable microspheres having a diameter of 10-2000 ?m having cross-linked hydrolysed starch onto which at least one type of ligand has been coupled via a carboxylic ester bond. The ligand shall be an endogenous, charged molecule with a molecular mass of less than 1000 Da having at least one additional carboxylic acid function in addition to the one utilised for coupling the ligand to the microsphere and/or at least one amine function. On average 0.05-1.5 ligands are coupled to each glucose moiety in the hydrolysed starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Magle AB
    Inventors: Malin Malmsjo, Eddie Thordarson, Sten Peter Apell, Peter Fyhr
  • Patent number: 9707264
    Abstract: The patent provides a process of preparing a pharmaceutical preparation of glatiramer acetate and mannitol in a suitable container comprising the steps of: (i) obtaining an aqueous pharmaceutical solution of glatiramer acetate and mannitol; (ii) filtering the aqueous pharmaceutical solution at a temperature of from above 0° C. up to 17.5° C. to produce a filtrate; and (iii) filling the suitable container with the filtrate obtained after performing step (ii), so as to thereby prepare the pharmaceutical preparation of glatiramer acetate and mannitol in the suitable container. This patent further provides an aqueous pharmaceutical solution comprising 40 mg/ml glatiramer acetate and 40 mg/ml mannitol, wherein the aqueous pharmaceutical solution a) has a viscosity in the range of 2.0-3.5 cPa; or b) has an osmolality in the range of 275-325 mosmol/Kg. This patent also provides a prefilled syringe, an automated injector and a method of treatment of a human patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Rakefet Cohen, Sasson Habbah, Muhammad Safadi
  • Patent number: 9707180
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments is a solid oral dosage form comprising: (a) an inert tamper resistant core; and (b) a coating surrounding the core, the coating comprising an active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Purdue Pharma L.P.
    Inventor: Richard S. Sackler
  • Patent number: 9701620
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”): and processes associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: William C. Lo, James E. Hunter, Gerald B. Watson, Akshay Patny, Pravin S. Iyer, Joshodeep Boruwa
  • Patent number: 9700514
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical formulations for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease and methods of preparation and medicinal use of at least one proton pump inhibitor and at least two different antibiotics within the same solid oral dosage form, whereby at least one antibiotic is encapsulated independently from at least one other antibiotic within this solid oral dosage form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Darren Rubin
  • Patent number: 9686998
    Abstract: Methods for improving the ability of a population of biological agents to compete and survive in a field setting are provided. The improved, modified population of agents is able to grow, compete with other microbial strains and fungi, and provide protection for plants from pathogens. Modified biological agents and modified populations of such agents that are herbicide tolerant or resistant are selected or engineered. In this manner, the protection from disease-causing agents is enhanced. Such modified populations can be added to soils to prevent fungal pathogens and the associated diseases thereby promoting plant growth. The present invention is useful for enhancing the competitiveness of modified biological agents particularly over other microbial agents which are not herbicide resistant. Disclosed compositions include selected or engineered herbicide resistant biological agents and modified populations of biocontrol agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: AgBiome, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Hammer, Janice C. Jones, Michael G. Koziel, Scott J. Uknes
  • Patent number: 9681667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition of granulated or pelletized endomycorrhizal fungi spores coated with a covering of mineral clays and binders with calcium sulphate monohydrate and the production and use thereof in agriculture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: José Luis Miranda Valencia
  • Patent number: 9675531
    Abstract: A personal care composition is disclosed comprising abrasive particles. The personal care composition may take a variety of forms such as a leave-on composition or an emulsion and/or may comprise one or more actives or agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Denis Alfred Gonzales, Martin Ian James, Geert Andre Deleersnyder, Steven Ray Merrigan, Thomas Allen Desmarais, Paul Robert Tanner, Binwu Tao
  • Patent number: 9675075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pest control composition comprising at least one pyripyropene derivative of formula (I) or agriculturally and horticulturally acceptable salt thereof and at least one other pest control agent as active ingredients. The combined use of the two ingredients can provide a better insecticidal effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ryo Horikoshi, Kazuhiko Oyama, Mitsuyuki Yabuzaki
  • Patent number: 9675068
    Abstract: A composition and method of eliminating pests combines water and a solid form of sodium lauryl sulfate to form a pesticide composition effective to cause mortality in pests. The composition is applied to the indoor structure in an area which the pests inhabit. The sodium lauryl sulfate can be in needle form, pellet form or powder form and constitutes between about 1% and about 10% by weight of the pesticide composition. The composition may be applied to an area inhabited by cockroaches, including, but not limited to, in crevices, cracks, corners, wall and floor junctures or other enclosed or partially enclosed areas of a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Herrera, Stephen John Barcay
  • Patent number: 9675081
    Abstract: Methods for improving the ability of a population of biological agents to compete and survive in a field setting are provided. The improved, modified population of agents is able to grow, compete with other microbial strains and fungi, and provide protection for plants from pathogens. Modified biological agents and modified populations of such agents that are herbicide tolerant or resistant are selected or engineered. In this manner, the protection from disease-causing agents is enhanced. Such modified populations can be added to soils to prevent fungal pathogens and the associated diseases thereby promoting plant growth. The present invention is useful for enhancing the competitiveness of modified biological agents particularly over other microbial agents which are not herbicide resistant. Disclosed compositions include selected or engineered herbicide resistant biological agents and modified populations of biocontrol agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: AgBiome, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Hammer, Janice C. Jones, Michael G. Koziel, Kelly S. Smith, Scott J. Uknes
  • Patent number: 9676696
    Abstract: Personal care compositions containing an active selected from the group consisting of phlorogine, phlorgine BG, deoxyArbutin, sucrose dilaurate, bakuchiol, pyrenoine, millet, arlatone dioic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, achromaxyl, methyl nicotinamide, oil soluble licorice extract, folic acid, undecylenic acid, zinc undecylenate, L-tryptophan, thiamine HCl, hexylresorcinol, lipidami red vine, dragosine, methyl gentisate, inositol, symdiol 68, laminaine, their salts, their derivatives, their precursors, and/or combinations thereof. Methods for regulating the condition of mammalian keratinous tissue by topically applying the personal care compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Tomohiro Hakozaki
  • Patent number: 9668485
    Abstract: Methods for improving the ability of a population of biological agents to compete and survive in a field setting are provided. The improved, modified population of agents is able to grow, compete with other microbial strains and fungi, and provide protection for plants from pathogens. Modified biological agents and modified populations of such agents that are herbicide tolerant or resistant are selected or engineered. In this manner, the protection from disease-causing agents is enhanced. Such modified populations can be added to soils to prevent fungal pathogens and the associated diseases thereby promoting plant growth. The present invention is useful for enhancing the competitiveness of modified biological agents particularly over other microbial agents which are not herbicide resistant. Disclosed compositions include selected or engineered herbicide resistant biological agents and modified populations of biocontrol agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AgBiome, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Hammer, Janice C. Jones, Michael G. Koziel, Scott Joseph Uknes
  • Patent number: 9655365
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”): and processes related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Noormohamed M. Niyaz, Negar Garizi, Yu Zhang, Tony K. Trullinger, Ricky Hunter, Ann M. Buysse, Asako Kubota, Paul R. LePlae, Jr., Daniel Knueppel, Christian T. Lowe, Dan Pernich, David A. Demeter, Timothy C. Johnson