Patents by Inventor Robert D. Kross

Robert D. Kross has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200170969
    Abstract: A treatment for a hyperglycemic condition, including diabetes mellitus, includes the step of administering to a human being dimethylformamide (“DMF”), which has the chemical structural formula: DMF can be administered to the human patient in a wide variety of ways, however it is preferable that the administration of DMF be performed orally and the dose of DMF could be combined with numerous inert substances known to the prior art, such as a sugarless fruit juice concentrate. The preferred daily dosage of DMF administered to a person would be about 0.041 mg/kg body weight to about 1.23 mg/kg of body weight of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, Guadalupe Cleva Villanueva Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180055857
    Abstract: A method for treating skin conditions of a patient, including acne vulgaris, includes the steps of formulating an acidic aqueous solution having no less than a 0.1% concentration of mandelic acid and up to and including a 2.0% concentration of salicylic acid, formulating an alkaline aqueous solution having an alkaline nitrite salt as a first alkaline salt and a second alkaline salt of an acid selected from the anion of chlorous acid, fumaric acid, mandelic acid and a combination thereof. Thereafter, sequentially applying the acidic aqueous solution directly to the afflicted portion of the skin of the patient and, at least five minutes later, but no more than ten minutes later, applying the alkaline aqueous solution to that portion of the patient to which the acidic aqueous solution has already been applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Kantian Sciences Corporation
    Inventor: Robert D. KROSS
  • Patent number: 9662341
    Abstract: A two-part aqueous composition for treating skin ailments, such as acne vulgaris, includes an acidic part having salicylic acid and an ?-hydroxy acid, and an alkaline part having an alkaline nitrite salt. The ?-hydroxy acid is preferably glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid or a combination thereof. The alkaline nitrite salt is preferably sodium nitrite. The acidic part and the alkaline part are an acidic aqueous solution and an alkaline aqueous solution, respectively, which may either be mixed with one another then applied to an affected portion of a patient's skin or, alternatively, may be sequentially applied to the affected portion of the patient's skin, preferably within 15 minutes of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Kantian Sciences Corporation
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20160206632
    Abstract: A two-part aqueous composition for treating skin ailments, such as acne vulgaris, includes an acidic part having salicylic acid and an ?-hydroxy acid, and an alkaline part having an alkaline nitrite salt. The ?-hydroxy acid is preferably glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid or a combination thereof. The alkaline nitrite salt is preferably sodium nitrite. The acidic part and the alkaline part are an acidic aqueous solution and an alkaline aqueous solution, respectively, which may either be mixed with one another then applied to an affected portion of a patient's skin or, alternatively, may be sequentially applied to the affected portion of the patient's skin, preferably within 15 minutes of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Kantian Sciences Corporation
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Patent number: 9393184
    Abstract: An antimicrobial oxychlorine oral rinse composition for preventing and treating oral malodor and diseases, tooth decay with improved palatability and tissue compatibility, includes an aqueous chlorine dioxide and chlorite ion solution with the chlorite ion predominating in the multiple oxychlorine rinse composition. A method for preparing such antimicrobial oxychlorine oral rinse composition comprising 3 ppm to about 200 ppm of chlorine dioxide, by first preparing an aqueous solution with about 7 to 400 ppm of chlorite ion; then an aqueous acidifying agent concentrate which, upon introduction to the chlorite solution, reduces its pH to about 4.5 to 6.0; then a second aqueous buffer-producing oxidant combination concentrate. The first acidifying agent concentrate is added to the chlorite ion solution and the second aqueous buffer-producing oxidant combination concentrate is added to the acidified chlorite ion solution, producing an antimicrobial oxychlorine oral rinse composition at about 5.0 to 6.8 pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: ProFresh Properties Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, Nicholas D. Mulder
  • Patent number: 9295681
    Abstract: A two-part aqueous composition for treating skin ailments, such as acne vulgaris, includes an acidic part having salicylic acid and an ?-hydroxy acid, and an alkaline part having an alkaline nitrite salt. The ?-hydroxy acid is preferably glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid or a combination thereof. The alkaline nitrite salt is preferably sodium nitrite. The acidic part and the alkaline part are an acidic aqueous solution and an alkaline aqueous solution, respectively, which may either be mixed with one another then applied to an affected portion of a patient's skin or, alternatively, may be sequentially applied to the affected portion of the patient's skin, preferably within 15 minutes of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kantian Sciences Corporation
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20150090141
    Abstract: A printing plate for monotype prints includes a viscoelastic gel composition having a viscoelastic polymer selected from a hydrogenated poly-isoprene/butadiene polymer, poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene), poly(styrene-butadiene)n, poly(styrene-isoprene-styrene), poly(styrene-isoprene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene)n, polystyrene, polybutylene, poly(ethylene-propylene), poly(ethylene-butylene), polypropylene, polyethylene, polyurethane and silicone, and a combination thereof, and a plasticizing oil. The viscoelastic gel composition has a smooth surface and is formed as a sheet and shaped for use as a printing plate. A method for using the elastomeric gel printing plates of the present invention is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: POLY-GEL L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20150094286
    Abstract: A two-part aqueous composition for treating skin ailments, such as acne vulgaris, includes an acidic part having salicylic acid and an ?-hydroxy acid, and an alkaline part having an alkaline nitrite salt. The ?-hydroxy acid is preferably glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid or a combination thereof. The alkaline nitrite salt is preferably sodium nitrite. The acidic part and the alkaline part are an acidic aqueous solution and an alkaline aqueous solution, respectively, which may either be mixed with one another then applied to an affected portion of a patient's skin or, alternatively, may be sequentially applied to the affected portion of the patient's skin, preferably within 15 minutes of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: KANTIAN SKINCARE LLC
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Patent number: 8932650
    Abstract: A two-part aqueous composition for treating skin ailments, such as acne vulgaris, includes an acidic part having salicylic acid and an ?-hydroxy acid, and an alkaline part having an alkaline nitrite salt. The ?-hydroxy acid is preferably glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid or a combination thereof. The alkaline nitrite salt is preferably sodium nitrite. The acidic part and the alkaline part are an acidic aqueous solution and an alkaline aqueous solution, respectively, which may either be mixed with one another then applied to an affected portion of a patient's skin or, alternatively, may be sequentially applied to the affected portion of the patient's skin, preferably within 15 minutes of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kantian Skincare LLC
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20140341819
    Abstract: An antimicrobial oxychlorine oral rinse composition for preventing and treating oral malodor and diseases, tooth decay with improved palatability and tissue compatibility, includes an aqueous chlorine dioxide and chlorite ion solution with the chlorite ion predominating in the multiple oxychlorine rinse composition. A method for preparing such antimicrobial oxychlorine oral rinse composition comprising 3 ppm to about 200 ppm of chlorine dioxide, by first preparing an aqueous solution with about 7 to 400 ppm of chlorite ion; then an aqueous acidifying agent concentrate which, upon introduction to the chlorite solution, reduces its pH to about 4.5 to 6.0; then a second aqueous buffer-producing oxidant combination concentrate. The first acidifying agent concentrate is added to the chlorite ion solution and the second aqueous buffer-producing oxidant combination concentrate is added to the acidified chlorite ion solution, producing an antimicrobial oxychlorine oral rinse composition at about 5.0 to 6.8 pH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PROFRESH PROPERTIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, Nicholas D. Mulder
  • Patent number: 8834904
    Abstract: A composition article, which may be applied to human, includes a non-oil thermoplastic gelatinous elastomer composition, which is formed into a composite by heating with a substrate material. The gelatinous elastomer includes a hydrogenated styrene/isoprene/butadiene block copolymer, at least one polymer or copolymer of the group poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene), poly(styrene-isoprene), poly(styrene-isoprene-styrene), poly(styrene-isoprene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene), poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene) or poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene), and a non-oil plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20140227374
    Abstract: A two-part aqueous composition for treating skin ailments, such as acne vulgaris, includes an acidic part having salicylic acid and an ?-hydroxy acid, and an alkaline part having an alkaline nitrite salt. The ?-hydroxy acid is preferably glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid or a combination thereof. The alkaline nitrite salt is preferably sodium nitrite. The acidic part and the alkaline part are an acidic aqueous solution and an alkaline aqueous solution, respectively, which may either be mixed with one another then applied to an affected portion of a patient's skin or, alternatively, may be sequentially applied to the affected portion of the patient's skin, preferably within 15 minutes of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20130323326
    Abstract: A composition and method are described for suppressing or preventing fibrous adhesion formation using a multicomponent aqueous oxychlorine composition. Fibrous adhesions typically form during healing of tissue, for example following a surgical procedure. A multicomponent oxychlorine composition is provided for irrigating the tissue which minimizes post-surgical adhesion formation, the composition containing both chlorine dioxide and chlorite ion, and a complex ion thereof. The chlorine dioxide level generally is in an effective range of ClO2 concentration from about 10 ppm to a maximum of about 110 ppm. In a preferred embodiment, a physiological composition is provided in a thickened form to increase retention in the area being treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, Cleva Villanueva
  • Patent number: 8507011
    Abstract: A composition and method are described for suppressing or preventing fibrous adhesion formation using a multicomponent aqueous oxychlorine composition. Fibrous adhesions typically form during healing of tissue, for example following a surgical procedure. A multicomponent oxychlorine composition is provided for irrigating the tissue which minimizes post-surgical adhesion formation, the composition containing both chlorine dioxide and chlorite ion, and a complexion thereof. The chlorine dioxide level generally is in an effective range of ClO2 concentration from about 10 ppm to a maximum of about 110 ppm. In a preferred embodiment, a physiological composition is provided in a thickened form to increase retention in the area being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, Cleva Villanueva
  • Publication number: 20130152808
    Abstract: A printing plate for monotype prints includes a viscoelastic gel composition having a viscoelastic polymer selected from a hydrogenated poly-isoprene/butadiene polymer, poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene), poly(styrene-butadiene)n, poly(styrene-isoprene-styrene), poly(styrene-isoprene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene)n, polystyrene, polybutylene, poly(ethylene-propylene), poly(ethylene-butylene), polypropylene, polyethylene, polyurethane and silicone, and a combination thereof, and a plasticizing oil. The viscoelastic gel composition has a smooth surface and is formed as a sheet and shaped for use as a printing plate. A method for using the elastomeric gel printing plates of the present invention is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20130085571
    Abstract: An artificial, biodegradable skin scaffold includes a biodegradable polysaccharide hydrogel composition having a Young's modulus of at least about 10 MPa and, preferably, includes an additional biodegradable polysaccharide hydrogel composition with the two biodegradable polysaccharide hydrogel compositions contacting one another and the additional biodegradable polysaccharide hydrogel composition preferably having a Young's modulus of less than about 10 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Anja Mueller, Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20120177753
    Abstract: A two-part aqueous composition for treating skin ailments, such as acne vulgaris, includes an acidic part having salicylic acid and an ?-hydroxy acid, and an alkaline part having an alkaline nitrite salt. The ?-hydroxy acid is preferably glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid or a combination thereof. The alkaline nitrite salt is preferably sodium nitrite. The acidic part and the alkaline part are an acidic aqueous solution and an alkaline aqueous solution, respectively, which may either be mixed with one another then applied to an affected portion of a patient's skin or, alternatively, may be sequentially applied to the affected portion of the patient's skin, preferably within 15 minutes of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20110124784
    Abstract: A composite article, which may be beneficially applied to the skin, includes a thermoplastic gelatinous elastomer composition, which is formed into a composite by heat with a substrate material. The gelatinous elastomer includes at least one hydrogenated styrene/isoprene/butadiene block copolymers and at least one polymer or copolymer of the group poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene), poly(styrene-butadiene), poly(styrene-isoprene-styrene), poly(styrene-isoprene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene), poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene) or poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene). The thermoplastic gelatinous elastomer composition further includes a non-oil plasticizer, which may be a specialty ester, an animal-derived non-oil material for imparting an esthetic property and emolliency to a cosmetic formulation, or a combination thereof. The specialty esters preferably include long-chain fatty acids estified with long-chain alcohols and gycols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20100330203
    Abstract: A composition and method are described for suppressing or preventing fibrous adhesion formation using a multicomponent aqueous oxychlorine composition. Fibrous adhesions typically form during healing of tissue, for example following a surgical procedure. A multicomponent oxychlorine composition is provided for irrigating the tissue which minimizes post-surgical adhesion formation, the composition containing both chlorine dioxide and chlorite ion, and a complex ion thereof. The chlorine dioxide level generally is in an effective range of ClO2 concentration from about 10 ppm to a maximum of about 110 ppm. In a preferred embodiment, a physiological composition is provided in a thickened form to increase retention in the area being treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Robert D. Kross, Cleva Villanueva
  • Patent number: 7678365
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to compositions and methods useful for oral hygiene rinses, and more specifically to oral rinses in which the antimicrobial activity of chlorous acid is supplemented by that of lactic acid as one of a combination of antimicrobial acids, preferably acids which serve to partially convert chlorite ion to chlorous acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross