Patents by Inventor William Birdsall

William Birdsall 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).

  • Patent number: 7381434
    Abstract: This invention comprises methods and compositions of Areca catechu . Methods of the present invention comprise extracting plant material of Areca catechu so that compositions having characteristics different from those of native plant materials are obtained. Compositions comprising food aids and other dietary supplements are also taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: HerbalScience LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Gow, Brian Pierce, John Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20070110225
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for accelerating the throughput and or reducing the power consumption of symmetric cryptography algorithms. Certain computations of a symmetric encryption or decryption algorithm are performed during a first phase, the results are saved to memory, and the results are retrieved to encode data during a second phase. If the first phase is implemented while the battery is being charged and the second phase is implemented while the system runs on battery power, the battery life is significantly extended compared to the battery life when all phases are implemented using solely battery power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: David Leventhal, William Birdsall, Edward Currie
  • Publication number: 20060251742
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for enhancing the efficacy of an active ingredient in a human comprising: administering to said human a product comprising: a kavalactone component and an active ingredient, wherein said active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of a therapeutic, a pharmaceutical, a nutraceutical and a botanical, and wherein said kavalactone component comprises a methysticin component, a dihydromethysticin component, a desmethoxyyangonin component, a yangonin component, a dihydrokavain component, and a kavain component, and wherein said kavalactone component is between about 0.1% to about 75%, by mass, of said product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20060251715
    Abstract: A method of producing a processed kava product involves using an extraction solvent, such as liquid CO2, to preferentially extract different kavalactones from the source material at different rates. By controlling the extraction parameters and stopping the extraction before all of the kavalactones have been extracted or allowing the extracted kavalactones to be preferentially precipitated in one or more collection environments, a processed kava product can be produced that has a kavalactone distribution profile that can differ substantially from that of the source material. As a result, roots from a less desirable kava cultivar can be used to produce a processed kava product which has a kavalactone distribution profile that is similar to that of a highly desired cultivar. The kava paste can be further processed to produce a dry flowable powder suitable for use in, e.g., a tableting formula. A rapid dissolve tablet formulation for use in the delivery of kavalactones and other botanicals is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Patent number: 7105185
    Abstract: A method of producing a processed kava product involves using an extraction solvent, such as liquid CO2, to preferentially extract different kavalactones from the source material at different rates. By controlling the extraction parameters and stopping the extraction before all of the kavalactones have been extracted or allowing the extracted kavalactones to be preferentially precipitated in one or more collection environments, a processed kava product can be produced that has a kavalactone distribution profile that can differ substantially from that of the source material. As a result, roots from a less desirable kava cultivar can be used to produce a processed kava product which has a kavalactone distribution profile that is similar to that of a highly desired cultivar. A material having a preferred kavalactone distribution profile is also disclosed. The kava paste can be further processed to produce a dry flowable powder suitable for use in, e.g., a tableting formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: HerbalScience, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Patent number: 7037524
    Abstract: A method of producing a processed kava product involves using an extraction solvent, such as liquid CO2, to preferentially extract different kavalactones from the source material at different rates. By controlling the extraction parameters and stopping the extraction before all of the kavalactones have been extracted or allowing the extracted kavalactones to be preferentially precipitated in one or more collection environments, a processed kava product can be produced that has a kavalactone distribution profile that can differ substantially from that of the source material. As a result, roots from a less desirable kava cultivar can be used to produce a processed kava product which has a kavalactone distribution profile that is similar to that of a highly desired cultivar. The kava paste can be further processed to produce a dry flowable powder suitable for use in, e.g., a tableting formula. A rapid dissolve tablet formulation for use in the delivery of kavalactones and other botanicals is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: HerbalScience, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Patent number: 7029707
    Abstract: A method of producing a processed kava product involves using an extraction solvent, such as liquid CO2, to preferentially extract different kavalactones from the source material at different rates. By controlling the extraction parameters and stopping the extraction before all of the kavalactones have been extracted or allowing the extracted kavalactones to be preferentially precipitated in one or more collection environments, a processed kava product can be produced that has a kavalactone distribution profile that can differ substantially from that of the source material. As a result, roots from a less desirable kava cultivar can be used to produce a processed kava product which has a kavalactone distribution profile that is similar to that of a highly desired cultivar. The kava paste can be further processed to produce a dry flowable powder suitable for use in, e.g., a tableting formula. A rapid dissolve tablet formulation for use in the delivery of kavalactones is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: HerbalScience, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Patent number: 7001620
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for enhancing the efficacy of an active ingredient in a human comprising: administering to said human a product comprising: a kavalactone component and an active ingredient, wherein said active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of a therapeutic, a pharmaceutical, a nutraceutical and a botanical, and wherein said kavalactone component comprises a methysticin component, a dihydromethysticin component, a desmethoxyyangonin component, a yangonin component, a dihydrokavain component, and a kavain component, and wherein said kavalactone component is between about 0.1% to about 75%, by mass, of said product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Herbal Science, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20040202738
    Abstract: This invention comprises methods and compositions of areca catechu. Methods of the present invention comprise extracting plant material of areca catechu so that compositions having characteristics different from those of native plant materials are obtained. Compositions comprising food aids and other dietary supplements are also taught.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Robert T. Gow, Brian Pierce, John Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20040202730
    Abstract: This invention is related to an improved composition for treating heart conditions. More specifically, the present invention is related to an improved composition for treating heart conditions containing borneol, rosmarinic acid and a ginsenoside selected from the group consisting of ginsenoside Rg1 and ginsenoside Rb1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20040202731
    Abstract: This invention is related to methods and compositions comprising rosmarinic acid. More specifically, the present invention comprises compositions comprising borneol, rosmarinic acid and at least one ginsenoside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Robert T. Gow, Brian Pierce, John Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20040081664
    Abstract: A method of producing a processed kava product involves using an extraction solvent, such as liquid CO2, to preferentially extract different kavalactones from the source material at different rates. By controlling the extraction parameters and stopping the extraction before all of the kavalactones have been extracted or allowing the extracted kavalactones to be preferentially precipitated in one or more collection environments, a processed kava product can be produced that has a kavalactone distribution profile that can differ substantially from that of the source material. As a result, roots from a less desirable kava cultivar can be used to produce a processed kava product which has a kavalactone distribution profile that is similar to that of a highly desired cultivar. The kava paste can be further processed to produce a dry flowable powder suitable for use in, e.g., a tableting formula. A rapid dissolve tablet formulation for use in the delivery of kavalactones and other botanicals is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20040071794
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for enhancing the efficacy of an active ingredient in a human comprising: administering to said human a product comprising: a kavalactone component and an active ingredient, wherein said active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of a therapeutic, a pharmaceutical, a nutraceutical and a botanical, and wherein said kavalactone component comprises a methysticin component, a dihydromethysticin component, a desmethoxyyangonin component, a yangonin component, a dihydrokavain component, and a kavain component, and wherein said kavalactone component is between about 0.1% to about 75%, by mass, of said product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20040072897
    Abstract: A method of producing a processed kava product involves using an extraction solvent, such as liquid CO2, to preferentially extract different kavalactones from the source material at different rates. By controlling the extraction parameters and stopping the extraction before all of the kavalactones have been extracted or allowing the extracted kavalactones to be preferentially precipitated in one or more collection environments, a processed kava product can be produced that has a kavalactone distribution profile that can differ substantially from that of the source material. As a result, roots from a less desirable kava cultivar can be used to produce a processed kava product which has a kavalactone distribution profile that is similar to that of a highly desired cultivar. A material having a preferred kavalactone distribution profile is also disclosed. The kava paste can be further processed to produce a dry flowable powder suitable for use in, e.g., a tableting formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall
  • Publication number: 20030099756
    Abstract: A method of producing a processed kava product involves using an extraction solvent, such as liquid CO2, to preferentially extract different kavalactones from the source material at different rates. By controlling the extraction parameters and stopping the extraction before all of the kavalactones have been extracted or allowing the extracted kavalactones to be preferentially precipitated in one or more collection environments, a processed kava product can be produced that has a kavalactone distribution profile that can differ substantially from that of the source material. As a result, roots from a less desirable kava cultivar can be used to produce a processed kava product which has a kavalactone distribution profile that is similar to that of a highly desired cultivar. The kava paste can be further processed to produce a dry flowable powder suitable for use in, e.g., a tableting formula. A rapid dissolve tablet formulation for use in the delivery of kavalactones is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Gow, John Pierce, Brian Pierce, William Birdsall