Antifungal Or Antibacterial Patents (Class 424/404)
  • Patent number: 11089781
    Abstract: The present proposals relate to an insecticide or miticide composition which demonstrates low phytotoxicity even at relatively high concentrations combined with highly effective insecticidal and miticidal activity. The composition comprises: a fatty acid/amino acid salt, the fatty acid component comprising: one or more unsaturated fatty acids having from 14 to 22 carbon atoms; and one or more saturated fatty acids having from 8 to 18 carbon atoms; wherein the one or more saturated fatty acids having from 8 to 18 carbon atoms forms at least 15 wt. % of the fatty acid component, and wherein the weight ratio of (unsaturated fatty acids having from 14 to 22 carbon atoms) to (saturated fatty acids having from 8 to 18 carbon atoms) is at least 1. Uses of the compositions and methods of killing insects or mites using the compositions also form part of the proposals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Naturiol Bangor LTD
    Inventors: Owen Thomas Jones, Mark Long
  • Patent number: 11001712
    Abstract: A product for incorporating ultraviolet radiation protection and antimicrobial protection into a synthetic polymer is disclosed which has a quantity of zinc oxide particles modified with a layer of a reactive group that forms a bond with a quantity of synthetic polymer chips having C—H bonds. A product for incorporating ultraviolet radiation protection and antimicrobial protection into a synthetic polymer prior to forming a synthetic material is also disclosed which has a quantity of synthetic polymer chips and a quantity of zinc oxide particles modified with a layer of a reactive group that forms a bond with the quantity of the synthetic polymer chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Sweet Living Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall
  • Patent number: 10980906
    Abstract: A germ-reducing pen container including a body having a hollow passageway extending therethrough from an insertion end to a distal end for receiving a pen, the hollow passageway having at least one ultraviolet C light operatively attached thereto, an indicator on an outer surface of the body, and a dispensing mechanism operatively attached at the insertion end for dispensing the pen. A method of reducing germs on a pen, by inserting a pen into a body of a germ-reducing pen container, applying ultraviolet C light to the pen, killing the germs on the pen, indicating that the pen has been cleaned, and dispensing the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Miriah Gilliam-Perkins
  • Patent number: 10966883
    Abstract: An absorbent cores includes absorbent material enclosed a core wrap which comprises a liquid permeable substrate layer. The core contains from about 87% to about 100% of superabsorbent polymer and a tube-shaped swelling chamber having a length to width aspect ratio of less than or equal to about 5:1. The area of the core is at least twice the area of the swelling chamber, and the core contains a water responsive immobilizing agent to immobilize the superabsorbent polymer prior to water insult. The tube-shaped swelling chamber is a portion of the absorbent core containing superabsorbent polymer that is delimited by a plurality of continuous permanent seals that each join together overlapping portions of the core wrap and prevent superabsorbent polymer from moving across the seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bruno Johannes Ehrnsperger, Christine Elisabeth Zipf, Andrea Peri
  • Patent number: 10821085
    Abstract: A wipe containing a fibrous web on which is coated an antimicrobial composition is provided. The composition includes a botanical oil derived from a plant (e.g., thymol, carvacrol, etc.). Because the oil is volatile and tends to evaporate and lose efficacy prior to use, a protein is also employed to enhance the composition's long term stability and antimicrobial efficacy. The protein tends to form a substantially continuous film when coated onto the fibrous web. Because such proteins are typically stiff and brittle, a continuous film would restrict the ability of the fibers to move and bend, reducing web flexibility and drape. Thus, it is typically desired that the antimicrobial composition form a discontinuous coating on the web. In this regard, the present inventors have surprisingly discovered that the addition of an organopolysiloxane can help achieve a discontinuous coating without adversely impacting the ability of the protein to stabilize the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehong Lee, Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Neil T. Scholl, YoungSook Kim, David W. Koenig, James H. Wang
  • Patent number: 10780194
    Abstract: A medical dressing (30) is disclosed, comprising an adhesive layer (3) having a skin-facing surface (6) to adhere the medical dressing to a dermal surface, wherein said adhesive layer comprises a first chemical compound incorporated within said adhesive layer, and wherein at least a portion of said skin-facing surface comprises a coating (9) comprising a second chemical compound. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing such a medical dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Niclas Flach, Kristina Hamberg, Ulf Johannison, Bengt Söderström
  • Patent number: 10721907
    Abstract: The present invention includes multifunctional compositions, methods and binding systems to provide disinfecting and deodorizing coatings for hard and soft surfaces, inorganic and organic solid surfaces and particulate media and other related substrates, including human and animal skin and skin lesions; to provide neutralizing functions for malodors generated by both human, animal and industrial fluids and solid wastes; and to provide neutralizing and degrading functions for nuisance and noxious chemicals. The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing disinfecting, oxidizing and enzyme-inhibiting fluids enabling preparation of durable, stable biocidal and deodorizing coatings and media which can be widely used for biological agent control, prevention and elimination of odors, and degradation of noxious agents susceptible to chemical oxidation, and which take forms that are inoffensive to users and offer high convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Zhengbing Cao, Xinbo Sun, Simon Johnston, Jeffrey F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10709808
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an absorbent article includes a moisture-impervious outer layer, an inner layer substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, and an absorbent layer interposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer is treated with at one least substance including dimethicone and/or at least one antimicrobial booster. The absorbent layer is treated with at least one antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Min Yao, Daniel B. Love, Amin Setoodeh, Debashish Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 10646094
    Abstract: A novel wipe set and a novel wiping method in which the wipe set is used are provided. With the wipe set comprising a first wipe impregnated with 50 to 200 mg of a sodium hypochlorite aqueous solution per gram of the wipe, a second wipe impregnated with 30 to 110 mg of a sodium thiosulfate aqueous solution per gram of the wipe, and a third wipe impregnated with 4 to 110 mg of a sodium hydroxide aqueous solution per gram of the wipe as well as by the wiping method in which the wipe set of the present invention is used, an anticancer agent spilled on a working table, for example, can be removed effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: MS DREAM CO., LTD., NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mika Asano, Takeshi Oguro, Tomonori Imamura, Masaru Fujimura
  • Patent number: 10532309
    Abstract: A filter medium with antimicrobial action and a cabin air filter for filtering air for the interior area of motor vehicles, having at least one first filter layer where pollutants can be retained, and a second filter layer adjacent to the first filter layer is provided. The second filter layer is attached to the on-flow side of the first filter layer and contains antimicrobial agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Piry, Ralf Blum, Ellen Fritz
  • Patent number: 10517300
    Abstract: A biocidal additive formulation comprises a silver containing glass particle, and a combination of at least two metal based compounds. A metal in each of the metal based compounds is selected from the group consisting of silver, copper, zinc, mercury, tin, lead, bismuth, barium, cadmium, chromium, titanium, and a combination thereof. Another biocidal additive formulation comprises a silver containing glass particle, ZnO, and Bi2O3. A glass substrate possessing a durable biocidal property and an article possessing a durable biocidal property are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10494528
    Abstract: A product for incorporating ultraviolet radiation protection and antimicrobial protection into a synthetic polymer is disclosed which has a quantity of zinc oxide particles modified with a layer of a reactive group that forms a bond with a quantity of synthetic polymer chips having C—H bonds. A product for incorporating ultraviolet radiation protection and antimicrobial protection into a synthetic polymer prior to forming a synthetic material is also disclosed which has a quantity of synthetic polymer chips and a quantity of zinc oxide particles modified with a layer of a reactive group that forms a bond with the quantity of the synthetic polymer chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE SWEET LIVING GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall
  • Patent number: 10470460
    Abstract: A novel product for mold prevention and treatment is disclosed herein. The product comprises water, one or more anti-mold agents, one or more water-soluble fluoropolymers or other water-soluble polymers with similar properties, and one or more emulsifiers. In some embodiments, the product may further comprise one or more preservatives, one or more stabilizers, one or more binders, one or more fining agents, one or more firming agents, one or more thickeners, and/or one or more clarifying agents. The product may be non-toxic, biodegradable, effective for a long-period of time and against a wide variety of molds, and may also provide other features which render it safe for the environment as compared to other commonly used products in mold prevention and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Miraculum, Inc.
    Inventors: Britt Ann-Christine Langselius, Freddy Kai Klaffmo
  • Patent number: 10208275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions of associative polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), optionally containing surfactants, biocidal agents and/or oxidants, which can provide a cleaning benefit and surface protection to treated articles including reduced soiling tendency, reduced cleaning effort and improved soil repellency, as well as providing bacteriostatic properties to treated surfaces that thereby gain resistance to water, environmental exposure and microbial challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, William L. Smith, Michael Kinsinger, Jared Heymann
  • Patent number: 10195294
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a tattoo decal containing bacteria that can be applied to skin and function as both a monitoring sensor and a visual indicator. In particular, a temporary tattoo containing a bacteria composite that may be selected or “programmed” to sense, detect, or otherwise react to a variety of stimuli for use in a variety of applications and industries is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LOGICINK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Skylar J E Tibbits, Marcelo Coelho, Tal Danino, Carlos Olguin
  • Patent number: 10137219
    Abstract: An absorbent layer for moderating blood flow from a wound has a non-woven fabric layer of water-insoluble chitosan fibers having a coating of water-absorbent starch on at least one face of the fabric layer. The coating of water-absorbent starch penetrates into the fabric layer from a first surface over the chitosan fibers to a depth of at least 25% of the fabric layer of chitosan fibers. The chitosan fibers have average diameters of from 5 to 30 micrometers. The average weight of starch/chitosan may decrease from the first surface from which the starch has penetrated into the fabric to the depth of at least 50% of the fabric layer. The starch may be modified to include hydrophilic groups into or onto molecular chains of the starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: James F. Drake
  • Patent number: 10096397
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a molded plastic products having copper-based compound particulates. The method includes the steps of: reacting copper sulfate with sulfuric salt, at a molar ratio of 1:1 in an aqueous solution at a temperature of 10˜80° C., thereby synthesizing copper sulfide particulates; forming a sheet comprising the copper sulfide particulates dispersed in a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BS SUPPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Woo Baek, Mun Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 10058542
    Abstract: A method for treating a prokaryotic infection in an animal or human by administering a pharmaceutically acceptable composition, comprising administering a source of silver ions and a benzoisoselenazol derivative, e.g., an ebselen derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Thioredoxin Systems AB
    Inventors: Arne Holmgren, Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 10046093
    Abstract: A method and device for local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of a normal or diseased body lumen is disclosed. An expandable structure of a medical disposable device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, is coated with an amphiphilic polymer coating comprising a therapeutic agent and an amphiphilic polymer or co-polymer. The medical disposable device is inserted into a body lumen, and expanded to contact the amphiphilic polymer coating against the body lumen. The total solubility of the polymer or co-polymer in vivo prevents any embolic hazard associated with the amphiphilic polymer coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Spectranetics Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene T. Michal, Daniel J. Lerner, Matthew J. Pollman
  • Patent number: 10045966
    Abstract: Embodiments of the presently-disclosed subject matter include activators of HssRS that induce endogenous heme biosynthesis by perturbing central metabolism. These molecules are toxic to fermenting S. aureus, including clinically relevant small colony variants (SCVs). The utility of targeting fermenting bacteria is exemplified by the fact that this compound prevents the emergence of antibiotic resistance, enhances phagocyte killing, and reduces S. aureus pathogenesis. This small molecule is a powerful tool not only for studying bacterial heme biosynthesis and central metabolism, but also establishes targeting of fermentation as a viable antibacterial strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Eric P. Skaar, Laura Anzaldi Mike, Gary Sulikowski, Alex Waterson, Paul Reid
  • Patent number: 10040097
    Abstract: A method to prepare a self-decontaminating surface, where that method includes disposing a first coating on a surface, where that first coating comprises an organosilane, and disposing a second coating over the first coating, where the second coating comprises TiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Allied Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Grossman, Mai Ngo, Ronald Wysocki
  • Patent number: 10040952
    Abstract: A method to prepare a self-decontaminating surface, where that method includes disposing a first coating on a surface, where that first coating comprises an organosilane, and disposing a second coating over the first coating, where the second coating comprises TiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Grossman, Mai Ngo, Ronald Wysocki
  • Patent number: 10028482
    Abstract: The present invention includes multifunctional compositions, methods and binding systems to provide disinfecting and deodorizing coatings for hard and soft surfaces, inorganic and organic solid surfaces and particulate media and other related substrates, including human and animal skin and skin lesions; to provide neutralizing functions for malodors generated by both human, animal and industrial fluids and solid wastes; and to provide neutralizing and degrading functions for nuisance and noxious chemicals. The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing disinfecting, oxidizing and enzyme-inhibiting fluids enabling preparation of durable, stable biocidal and deodorizing coatings and media which can be widely used for biological agent control, prevention and elimination of odors, and degradation of noxious agents susceptible to chemical oxidation, and which take forms that are inoffensive to users and offer high convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: OxiScience LLC
    Inventors: Zhengbing Cao, Xinbo Sun, Simon Johnston, Jeffrey F. Williams
  • Patent number: 9975914
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the growth of an animal is provided. The method includes causing the animal to ingest or absorb an effective amount of a preparation obtainable by a process including, bringing a tyrosinate moiety into contact with an Fe(III)-containing substance, optionally wherein the tyrosinate moiety is tyrosine and it is brought into contact with the Fe(III)-containing substance in the presence of a base, or wherein the tyrosinate moiety is a tyrosine salt and it is brought into contact with an Fe(III)-containing substance. Methods for inhibiting, reducing, or preventing biofilm formation or buildup on a surface; the treatment of, inhibition of growth of, and inhibition of colonization by, bacteria, both in biological and non-biological environments; disinfecting surfaces, potentiating the effects of antibiotics and other anti-microbial agents, and increasing the sensitivity of bacteria and other microorganisms, to anti-microbial agents are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Akeso Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, Jafar Mahdavi, Panos Soultanas
  • Patent number: 9953741
    Abstract: Molded plastic products having fine particles of copper-based compound with relatively low price, simple process and good economic feasibility and productivity, and method of manufacturing the products are provided. A chemical structure of the molded plastic products is CuxMy, wherein M is any one selected from groups 15 to 17 of the periodic table, x/y is 0.5-1.5. Also the molded plastic products comprises thermoplastic resin which contains dispersed therein copper-based particles reacts copper sulfate with any one salt, selected from among sulfuric salt, hydrofluoric salt and hydrochloric salt, at a molar ratio of 1:1 in an aqueous solution at a temperature of 10˜80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BS SUPPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Woo Baek, Mun Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 9883839
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes a hydrophilized portion provided on at least a portion of an outer surface of the radiation imaging apparatus. The hydrophilized portion contains a hydrophilic polymer and an antibacterial agent. A water contact angle of a surface of the hydrophilized portion is equal to or less than 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fumito Nariyuki, Haruyasu Nakatsugawa, Takafumi Hironaka, Satoshi Tanaka, Michihiro Shibata, Hideo Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 9877875
    Abstract: A hydrogel formulation is provided for use with a film. The hydrogel formulation includes a medical-grade hydrogel and an antimicrobial substance. This hydrogel formulation may be coated onto one or more surfaces of a medical-grade transparent film suitable for a wound dressing. The antimicrobial material may be a silane quaternary ammonium salt. The silane quaternary ammonium salt may comprise 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride. The 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride may constitute about 72% by weight of the silane quaternary ammonium salt. The medical-grade hydrogel may comprise a colloidal gel in which the particles are dispersed in water. Further, the hydrogel formulation may include about 0.01% to about 60% by weight of the antimicrobial substance. The transparent film may further include a release liner applied over the coated side(s) of the transparent film. The transparent film may comprise polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Parasol Medical LLC
    Inventor: Patrick E Eddy
  • Patent number: 9868669
    Abstract: A precious metal clay regeneration solution contains water and a liquid paraffin, in which an amount of the liquid paraffin is more than or equal to 0.12 parts by mass and less than or equal to 60 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the water. A method for regenerating precious metal clay includes a step of bringing water and a liquid paraffin into contact with a solidified precious metal clay, in which an amount of the liquid paraffin is more than or equal to 0.12 parts by mass and less than or equal to 60 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Yamamoto, Yasuo Ido, Tsukasa Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9868287
    Abstract: Provided is a method for maintaining an ink jet recording apparatus according to the invention in an ink jet recording apparatus which performs recording using a solvent-based ink composition which includes at least one type of organic solvent selected from a group consisting of an ester-based solvent, a hydrocarbon-based solvent, and an alcohol-based solvent, the method including wiping a nozzle forming member, in which nozzles of a head which discharges the solvent-based ink composition are formed, using an impregnation solution and a wiping member with liquid absorbency, in which the impregnation solution contains at least one type of organic solvent selected from a group consisting of a compound which is represented by General Formula (1) below, esters, and dibasic acid esters, R1—O—(R2—O)n—R3??(1) (in General Formula (1) described above, R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an aryl group, or an alkyl group with 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R2 represents an alkylene group with 2 to 4 carbon atoms, R3 represents an ar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Ito, Makoto Nagase, Kenichiro Kubota, Naoki Koike, Keiji Iida
  • Patent number: 9855584
    Abstract: A method to prepare a self-decontaminating surface, where that method includes disposing a first coating on a surface, where that first coating comprises an organosilane, and disposing a second coating over the first coating, where the second coating comprises TiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Grossman, Mai Ngo, Ronald Wysocki
  • Patent number: 9814240
    Abstract: A biocidal additive formulation comprises a silver containing glass particle, and a combination of at least two metal based compounds. A metal in each of the metal based compounds is selected from the group consisting of silver, copper, zinc, mercury, tin, lead, bismuth, barium, cadmium, chromium, titanium, and a combination thereof. Another biocidal additive formulation comprises a silver containing glass particle, ZnO, and Bi2O3. A glass substrate possessing a durable biocidal property and an article possessing a durable biocidal property are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9808435
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antiviral compositions that provide efficacy against non-envelope viruses such as noroviruses. The antiviral compositions comprise an alkyl 2-hydroxycarboxylic acid and an effective amount of a sulfonated surfactant. The composition may be used as a topical on human skin, as a hand sanitizer or as a hard surface cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Pedersen, Hilina Emiru, Carter Martin Silvernail
  • Patent number: 9695363
    Abstract: Disclosed are the use of fluorine substituted olefins, including tetra- and penta-fluoropropenes, in a variety of applications, including in methods of depositing catalyst on a solid support, methods of sterilizing articles, cleaning methods and compositions, methods of applying medicaments, fire extinguishing/suppression compositions and methods, flavor formulations, fragrance formulations and inflating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Rajiv R. Singh, Hang T. Pham, Ian Shankland
  • Patent number: 9622944
    Abstract: Gel-wipes suitable for use in personal care and household cleansing applications are disclosed, which include a substrate having a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface and a body disposed between and defined by the first and second surfaces, fibers having an outer surface and an inner core, a polymeric gel distributed throughout the substrate such that a substantial portion of the fibers contain the polymeric gel distributed throughout the inner core of the fibers; and a liquid cleansing composition, wherein the inner core of a substantial portion of the fibers and the polymeric gel are substantially free of the liquid cleansing composition; as well as methods of making the gel-wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bruning, Gabriella Marie DeMarco, Euen Thomas Graham Ekman Gunn, Claudia Kaminski, Kevin Lahey, Prithwiraj Maitra, Selina Moses, Delores Santora
  • Patent number: 9603799
    Abstract: A vaccine adjuvant composition comprising: a lipid selected from the group consisting of: dipalmitoyl phosphatidlcholine (DPPC), dipalmitoyl phosphatidylglycerol (DPPG), dioleoyl phosphatidylcholine (DOPC), and cholesterol and containing a positively or negatively charged lipid with associated/entrapped protein antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Aryo Sorayya, Mitra Mosharraf, Rajiv Nayar
  • Patent number: 9585822
    Abstract: A method of improving the appearance of skin, involves topically administering to a subject in need thereof a botanical antioxidant composition having a botanical antioxidant extract blend with: (a) at least one hydroxycinnamic acid, and (b) a camellia sinesis, vitis vinifera, euterpe oleracea, curcuma longa, and/or theobroma cacao extract, wherein the composition is in cream, lotion, solution, serum, anhydrous preparation, emulsion, microemulsion, multiple emulsion, gel, solid stick, ointment, dry powder, spray, or aerosol form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: PCR TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LC
    Inventors: Joseph Abernathy Lewis, II, Joseph C. Dinardo
  • Patent number: 9549949
    Abstract: An antiviral agent that contains as an active ingredient a particle of at least one kind of iodide composed of iodine and an element shown in Period 4 to Period 6 and Group 8 to Group 15 of a periodic table or at least one kind of monovalent copper compound. The antiviral agent can be incorporated into a variety of products. The antiviral agent can inactivate a wide range of viruses. The antiviral agent can be designed at a higher degree of freedom in terms of its constituents as compared to conventional antiviral agents. In addition, the antiviral agent can readily exhibit and maintain its antiviral activity because it does not require any pretreatments or special washing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NBC MESHTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshie Fujimori, Tsuruo Nakayama, Tetsuya Sato
  • Patent number: 9505027
    Abstract: A two-step immobilisation of silver nanoparticles on solid substrates using polyethylenimine as an adhesive and a reduction linker, where the primary coating of solid substrates by polyethylenimine occurs followed by production of silver nanoparticles covalently anchored on the polymer surface due to a reduction effect of the polyethylenimine functional groups and therefore, no nanoparticles are released to environment. The method permits working under aqueous conditions, does not use any reducing agents, stabilisers or toxic solvents and can universally be applied for anti-microbial treatments of all types of solid substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
    Inventors: Radek Zbo{hacek over (r)}il, Jana Soukupová
  • Patent number: 9491933
    Abstract: The invention can produce an infected nail of an animal and an infected animal model in which the nail plate and nail bed of the nail are sufficiently infected with a superficial fungus which were difficult to be produced in the past, and provides an evaluation method useful for development of a therapeutic agent for intractable infectious diseases such as tinea unguium using the nail and the infected animal model. For producing the infected nail of an animal and the infected animal model infected with a superficial fungus, an immunosuppressive component is administered to an animal in advance to decrease immunocompetence, and then, a superficial fungus is inoculated into the animal, whereby the infected nail of an animal and the infected animal model reflecting clinical manifestation in which the nail plate and nail bed of the nail are sufficiently infected with the superficial fungus can be produced with good reproducibility in a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: POLA PHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuo Kubota, Tsuyoshi Shimamura, Saori Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9452242
    Abstract: Antimicrobial metal ion coatings. In particular, described herein are coatings including an anodic metal (e.g., silver and/or zinc and/or copper) that is co-deposited with a cathodic metal (e.g., palladium, platinum, gold, molybdenum, titanium, iridium, osmium, niobium or rhenium) on a substrate (including, but not limited to absorbable/resorbable substrates) so that the anodic metal is galvanically released as antimicrobial ions when the apparatus is exposed to a bodily fluid. The anodic metal may be at least about 25 percent by volume of the coating, resulting in a network of anodic metal with less than 20% of the anodic metal in the coating fully encapsulated by cathodic metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Houdin Dehnad, Julie Lucero, Paul E. Chirico, Jason A. Jegge, Thomas Lee Gutshall
  • Patent number: 9414586
    Abstract: Foaming alcohol compositions with selected dimethicone surfactants are disclosed. The dimethicone surfactants are PEG-8 to PEG-12 linear dimethicone surfactants and in particular PEG-10 linear dimethicone surfactant. The compositions are useful as antimicrobial products and in particular handcare or skincare products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Wegner, Cheryl A. Littau
  • Patent number: 9403702
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for purification of fluids such as water and air. The fluids are passed through a filter comprising chlorhexidine citrate (CXC), wherein either in the same filter or downstream from it a sorbing mixture of porous calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate and activated carbon is also provided. The invention enables rapid, economical fluid purification without byproducts. The materials can be regenerated for reuse, and the invention can be used for either high volume applications or disposable single-use applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: A BETTER LIFE WORLDWIDE, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur W. Johnston, Arthur F. Johnston
  • Patent number: 9364431
    Abstract: The present invention provides an infused carbohydrate based gel pad comprising: glucose polymer syrup, sugar, a hydrocolloid gelling agent, salt, acid, water and an infusing compound for oral transmucosal delivery wherein the gel pad (i) provides transmucosal delivery of active ingredients of the infusing compound into the bloodstream over a predetermined period of time; and (ii) possesses the property of adhesion to gum line tissue of an oral cavity and lack of adhesion to buccal tissue of the oral cavity. The present invention further provides a method of making the infused carbohydrate based gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Terence Vincent Callahan
  • Patent number: 9326504
    Abstract: The disposable antibacterial liner is a skin covering that provides a protective barrier between the skin and the personal protective equipment. The disposable antibacterial liner is a sheath that is worn between the skin and the personal protective equipment. The sheath is treated with an antimicrobial finish that both 1) acts as a prophylaxis that protects the skin from infection; and, 2) treats the personal protective equipment 133 with the antimicrobial finish to help keep the personal protective equipment 133 clean. The disposable antibacterial liner comprises a sheath and an antimicrobial finish. Alternate embodiments of the disclosure further comprise a container and perforations within the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Christine Graziano
  • Patent number: 9125768
    Abstract: A hygiene tissue (1), such as a wet wipe, dry wipe, washcloth, patch, towelette, napkin, and the like includes a microbe-inhibiting composition (8). The microbe-inhibiting composition (8) includes an extracellular product of at least one probiotic bacterium and at least one additive in the form of an organic acid, with at least one of its pKa value not exceeding 5.5, and/or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Ulrika Husmark, Ulla Forsgren Brusk
  • Patent number: 9084764
    Abstract: In one aspect, an epidermal coolant includes a porous material and a phase change material retained in the porous material. The phase change material has a melting point between about 0-degrees Celsius and about 65-degrees Celsius and is retained in the porous material when the phase change material is in either the solid or liquid phase. In another aspect, an epidermal coolant dispensable by an aerosol container includes a phase change material that changes phase between about 28-degrees and 40-degrees Celsius. The coolant also includes a solvent in which the phase change material is dissolved and a surfactant. The coolant may further include a propellant to express the product from the aerosol container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Exert Co.
    Inventor: Arvind M. Rao
  • Patent number: 9060511
    Abstract: A biocidal composition comprising 2,2-dibromomalonamide and a metal selected from silver, copper, and mixtures thereof, and its use for the control of microorganisms in aqueous and water-containing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Freddie L. Singleton, Tirthankar Ghosh, Kimberly S. Cagle
  • Patent number: 9028853
    Abstract: A moisture-permeable glove or other garment protects against user contamination and cross-contamination by providing both rapid and persistent sterilization. Exposure to halogen of inherent NH groups and/or attached hydantoin can form a persistent outer halamine sterilization layer. A second inner halamine layer intercepts any pathogens that penetrate the outer surface. The garment can be single layer, or can include a detachable inner liner. Embodiments are compatible with rapid decontamination using an alcohol-based agent. Some embodiments provide a 180 second 3-log kill rate for at least S. aureus ATCC and E. coli. Embodiments include a moistening agent to activate the halamine. An anti-cut/puncture layer and/or a pathogen barrier layer can also be included. The protective layer can include contiguous layers of soft and hard metal flexed to improve flexibility and Moisture Vapor Transport Rate (MVTR). The pathogen barrier can include urethane and/or CNT fibers. The garment MVTR can be greater than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Warwick Mills Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Patent number: 9028876
    Abstract: Rate-controlled particles, comprising compounds of the formula as a solid dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Janssen R&D Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Hantke, Bettina Rehbock, Jörg Rosenberg, Jörg Breitenbach
  • Patent number: 9028852
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions, especially those useful when applied topically, particularly to mucosal tissues (i.e., mucous membranes), including a cationic antiseptic such as biguanides and bisbiguanides such as chlorhexidine and its various salts including but not limited to the digluconate, diacetate, dimethosulfate, and dilactate salts; polymeric quaternary ammonium compounds such as polyhexamethylenebiguanide; silver and various silver complexes; small molecule quaternary ammonium compounds such as benzalkoium chloride and alkyl substituted derivatives; di-long chain alkyl (C8-C18) quaternary ammonium compounds; cetylpyridinium halides and their derivatives; benzethonium chloride and its alkyl substituted derivatives; and octenidine. The compositions can also include an enhancer component, a surfactant, a hydrophobic component, and/or a hydrophilic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Matthew T. Scholz