Patents Examined by Walter Webb
  • Patent number: 10456335
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, compositions and kits for whitening teeth and promoting better oral hygiene. A one-step protocol is disclosed in which concentrated hydrogen peroxide is delivered into the oral cavity by aerosol spray, without burning, discomfort or damage to the soft tissues of the mouth. A two-step protocol is also disclosed in which an effervescent powder formulation is included as a post-treatment following the aerosol spray. In some embodiment, the powder formulation can be used alone to promote remineralization, reduce plaque, reduce bacterial count and generally enhance oral hygiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: 90 Seconds to Wow, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Arnold
  • Patent number: 9937116
    Abstract: Described herein are oral care compositions comprising a whitening agent having the formula: R1—O—O—R2; and an aliphatic ketone; wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 carbonyl, SO3, and phenyl; and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Xiang Chen, Thomas J. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9937204
    Abstract: A composition of stabilized chlorine dioxide at a concentration range of about 0.0004% to about 0.8% (w/v) having anti fungal properties to prevent oral fungal infections and method of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MICROPURE, INC.
    Inventors: Elena J. Young, James L. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 9931292
    Abstract: Described herein are whitening compositions comprised of a peroxide component, and an adhesion system, which effectively provide whitening using a remarkably low level of peroxide. Methods of making and using these compositions are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas Boyd, Dennis Ontumi, Prakasarao Mandadi, Suman Chopra
  • Patent number: 9918920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dentifrice composition which removes a fine stain and a stain adhering to the surface of teeth sufficiently, enhances the whitening effect on teeth and the gloss-imparting effect on teeth, also increases the amount of fluorine adsorption to teeth, and decreases the feeling of astringency. The oral composition of the present invention comprises the following component (A): phytic acid or an alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 0.04% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less in terms of phytic acid; and component (B): monofluorophosphoric acid or an alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 500 ppm or more and 1500 ppm or less in terms of fluorine atoms, wherein a mass ratio of the component (A) to the component (B), ((A)/(B)), is 0.1 or more and 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sei Tsutsui, Atsushi Yamagishi, Yoshiyuki Eshita
  • Patent number: 9901521
    Abstract: Described herein are oral care compositions comprising a crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone complexed with hydrogen peroxide, together with a blue to violet-blue pigment; including some embodiments which further comprise an ethylene oxide, propylene oxide block co-polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Venda Porter-Maloney, Suman K. Chopra, Dennis Ontumi
  • Patent number: 9901522
    Abstract: A method of cleaning an oral appliance allows a dental patient or other oral appliance wearer to clean the appliance while the appliance is in place in the wearer's mouth. The appliance wearer dispenses a quantity of foamed, cleanser formulation into to his or her mouth, swishes the cleanser around in the mouth for a desired amount of time, and then expectorates any remaining cleanser. A cleaning kit for an oral appliance is also provided and includes a mixture of water, hydrogen peroxide, and at least one surfactant in a foam-dispensing bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: EVERSMILE
    Inventor: Michael J. Florman
  • Patent number: 9888988
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a dental floss comprising a basic amino acid or salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Rajnish Kohli, Jose Eder Fontana
  • Patent number: 9884010
    Abstract: In various implementations, a dental hygiene system may include a dental powder. The dental powder may include one or more compounds comprising calcium and/or magnesium. The dental powder may include one or more probiotics, in some implementations. The dental hygiene system (e.g., dental powder) may include bismuth subsalicylate. The dental hygiene system may include an applicator and the dental powder may be applied to the applicator. A user may use the dental hygiene system to improve a user's dental hygiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth Davin Fine
  • Patent number: 9884008
    Abstract: Provided are dental cleaning compositions, methods of using and methods of using such compositions which minimize gum damage in the oral cavity. In one form, the dental cleaning composition includes a substantially stoichiometric ratio of one or more oxidizing agents to one or more reducing agents in one or more one or more orally acceptable carriers; where the substantially stoichiometric ratio of one or more oxidizing agents to one or more reducing agents is sufficient to neutralize the oxidizing agent in a subject oral cavity; and where the one or more oxidizing agents and one or more reducing agents are either co-dispensed or sequentially dispensed in the subject oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: JR CHEM, LLC
    Inventor: Jose E Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9883999
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to oral care compositions which enhance the solubility of rutin comprising rutin and at least one polyhydroxyalkyl alcohol. The present invention also relates to methods for use and manufacturing said oral care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shao Peng Xu, Wei Song, Xiong Fei Qin, Yuan Hui Xie, Mahmoud Hassan
  • Patent number: 9877483
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for producing a non ?-keto peracid that has lower toxicity and lower corrosivity. The present embodiments also provide methods and compositions for reducing microbes on a surface, methods, and compositions for preventing and reducing infectious vegetative bacteria on a substrate, and methods and compositions for treating a wound. In particular, compositions of the invention provide for a mixture of an ?-keto peracid and a non ?-keto peracid that works synergistically to reduce microbes on a surface, to prevent vegetative bacteria on a surface and to heal a wound in animals or humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Armis Biopharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin D. Neas, John D. Skinner
  • Patent number: 9877901
    Abstract: The present application provides a packaged aqueous oral care composition comprising a container and a composition wherein the composition comprises at least one water-soluble source of Sn2+ ions and the container comprises an inner surface being at least partially formed from a linear polymer, wherein the linear polymer is a homopolymer or a copolymer of monomers having the structure: wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and are independently selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, a halogen atom and a nitrile group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Alan Carlo Ceresa, Rene Heckendorn
  • Patent number: 9872843
    Abstract: An aqueous composition with a higher-than-neutral pH includes a significant amount of one or more surfactants and large amounts of osmotically active solutes. This composition, as well as an acidic counterpart and solid materials, can be used in a variety of applications such as wound care, oral care, medical equipment reprocessing, healthcare acquired infection and implant treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Next Science, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Franco Myntti
  • Patent number: 9872826
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a fluid gel, the method comprising adding metal cations to the gellant dispersion while retaining the pH at no greater than 3; and adding a pH modifying agent to the gellant dispersion to increase the pH of the gellant dispersion to greater than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Iraklis Pappas, Jason Nesta, Shira Pilch
  • Patent number: 9861646
    Abstract: A dental composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of doxycycline hyclate and a therapeutically effective amount of triamcinolone acetonide and use in dental treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: OZDENT PTY LTD
    Inventor: Joshua George Tadros
  • Patent number: 9849081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ophthalmic solutions and devices comprising at least one water soluble polymer having a molecular weight of at least about 500,000 Daltons and comprising linear or branched polyether pendant groups having a molecular weight of at least about 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Molock, Kathrine Osborn Lorenz, Shivkumar Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 9849310
    Abstract: A method for reducing dental disease in a patient comprises a patient wearing in the patient's mouth an appliance containing an oral care product comprising a carrier and an anti-dental disease agent with a pH above 7.0. The appliance brings the patient's teeth in direct and sustained contact with the product and is custom made for each individual patient. The oral care product is specifically prescribed and formulated for the particular dental disease of that individual patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: DENTAL ALLIANCE HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: V. Kim Kutsch, Robert J. Bowers, Graeme Milicich, Jesse L. Droesch
  • Patent number: 9839693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to anhydrous hydrogels useful as mucoadhesive (oral compositions) or as topical agents and may be used to deliver an active agent such as active pharmaceutical agents (API's), coagulants, fragrances, flavors, and other actives and excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Acupac Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: John Borja, Stephanie Sharon Hayano
  • Patent number: 9839597
    Abstract: An oral care composition which is a liquid at or below room temperature and which forms a two-phase cloudy system at body temperature and wherein the composition comprises a water-soluble non-ionic polymer, such as HPC, having a cloud point in the composition at a temperature no higher than about 38° C., for combating (i.e. helping to prevent, inhibit and/or treat) dentinal hypersensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Karin Maria Bryske, Mark Ieuan Edwards, Louise Gracia, Simon King, Björn Olof Lindman