Capsule Or Pelleted Or Tablet Patents (Class 424/408)
  • Patent number: 10682380
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions comprising an isolated cellulose degrading fungus and pharmaceutical substances produced by the fungus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Menon Renewable Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Menon, Samantha S Orchard, Jessica Badger, David Lipson, Sara Guidi, Jagadish C Sircar, Kashinatham Alisala
  • Patent number: 10588544
    Abstract: Ingestible event markers having high reliability are provided. Aspects of the ingestible event markers include a support, a control circuit, a first electrochemical material, a second electrochemical material and a membrane. In addition, the ingestible event markers may include one or more components that impart high reliability to the ingestible event marker. Further, the ingestible event markers may include an active agent. In some aspects, the active agent, such as a pharmaceutically active agent or a diagnostic agent may be associated with the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Hooman Hafezi, Kit Yee Au-Yeung, Robert Duck, Maria Holen, Timothy Robertson, Benedict Costello
  • Patent number: 10570017
    Abstract: A yolk-shell-structured material (16, 59, 59a, 74) is disclosed as including a plurality of silicon nano-particles (12, 54, 54a, 62) and a cavity (16, 60, 80, 84) enclosed by a micron-sized shell (18, 72) made of carbon nano-particles (14, 56, 58). A method of forming a yolk-shell-structured material with silicon nano-particles (12) and a cavity (16) enclosed by a micron-sized shell (18) made of carbon nano-particles (14) is disclosed as including (a) providing a micron-sized cornstarch core (10), (b) forming a layer of nano silicon-particle (12) on the cornstarch core (10), (c) forming a micron-sized shell (18) of carbon nano-particles (14) on the layer of nano silicon-particle (12), and (d) removing the cornstarch core (10) by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: WINSKY TECHNOLOGY HONG KONG LIMITED
    Inventor: Ka Wai Hui
  • Patent number: 10517292
    Abstract: The invention relates to paintball-pellet-type projectiles containing insect pheromones encapsulated in an aqueous oil-in-water-type formulation. Said formulations can release said pheromones in a sustained manner. Said projectiles are characterised in that they contain the aqueous formulation of encapsulated pheromone compatible with the envelope of the projectile composed of oxo-degradable polymer. The aim of the invention is to use said projectiles to treat trees against insect pests by spraying and bursting said projectiles on the trunks of said trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MELCHIOR MATERIAL AND LIFE SCIENCE FRANCE
    Inventors: Olivier Guerret, Samuel Dufour
  • Patent number: 10406193
    Abstract: A composition for topical application with antifungal activity, containing Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil, oregano essential oil, lime essential oil and an ester of vitamin E is enclosed. Vitamin E acetate, n-propionate or linoleate, and is preferably alpha-tocopheryl acetate; preferably, these oils constitute at least 3% by weight of the composition and each of them constitutes at least 1% by weight of the composition; preferably, the composition contains from 10% to 97% of the ester of vitamin E and can consist of the three aforementioned essential oils and the vitamin E ester; alternatively, the composition can be in the form of hydrophobic gel, containing 10 to 50% of the ester of vitamin E, 20 to 60% of a vegetable butter or wax, from 10 to 30% of triglyceride of caprylic and capric acid and from 5 to 20% of a gelling agent for lipids and at least 3% of the aforementioned essential oils, each of which constitutes at least 1% by weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BIO.LO.GA. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giorgio Panin
  • Patent number: 10221323
    Abstract: Ruptureable, dual reagent mono-capsules are disclosed that have a core composition, which includes a first reagent, encapsulated within a polymer wall, and a shell connected to an exterior surface of the polymer wall by a surfactant. The shell is made from a second reagent that is chemically bonded to the surfactant by a chemical electrostatic interaction. Upon rupture of the polymer wall of the mono-capsule, the first reagent and the second reagent chemically react with one another to form a reaction product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microtek Laboratories, INC.
    Inventors: Carl M Lentz, Kayla L. M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 10206405
    Abstract: The present invention deals with a mycoherbicidal isolate of Setosphaeria monoceras sp. or extracts obtained therefrom, useful for the control of Water hyacinth. The present invention also discloses biological control compositions comprising fungal isolate extract formulated in a growth medium for maintaining the viability of extract when the biological control composition is applied to weed. The present invention also discloses methods of screening fungal isolate to determine if they exhibit biocontrol activity. The present invention also discloses use of Setosphaeria monoceras strain. In yet a further aspect the invention relates to use of an Setosphaeria strain for producing a herbicidal agent effective for controlling growth of water hyacinth plants. The strain used preferably is a strain having the characterizing features of Setosphaeria strain AGWH#1 1 as deposited at IMTECH under accession number MTCC 5974.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Praharaju Laxminarayana, Ajay Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10136647
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole for the control of Diamondback Moth, Beet Armyworm, Sugarcane Borer, Soybean Looper and Corn Earworm. Specifically, the synergistic ratio of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki to chlorantraniliprole is from about 1:0.001 to about 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Deanna Branscome, Roger Storey, Russell Eldridge, Emily Brazil
  • Patent number: 10087403
    Abstract: Detergent compositions having surfactant systems that include alkyl ethoxylated sulfate surfactant (AES) and linear alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant (LAS). Methods of treating fabric with such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sarah Ann Delaney, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Meg Elizabeth Hall, Cheyne Thomas
  • Patent number: 10064824
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments is a controlled release oral dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a drug susceptible to abuse together with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients; the dosage form further including a gelling agent in an effective amount to impart a viscosity unsuitable for administration selected from the group consisting of parenteral and nasal administration to a solubilized mixture formed when the dosage form is crushed and mixed with from about 0.5 to about 10 ml of an aqueous liquid; the dosage form providing a therapeutic effect for at least about 12 hours when orally administered to a human patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Purdue Pharma L.P., The P.F. Laboratories, Inc., Purdue Pharmaceuticals L.P.
    Inventors: Curtis Wright, Benjamin Oshlack, Christopher Breder
  • Patent number: 9936702
    Abstract: Subject matter of the present invention is a suspension concentrate composition comprising an a) isothiazoline insecticide and b) activated charcoal, wherein the composition is substantially free of a non-polar solvent. The invention further relates to a process for the preparation of said composition; a suspension obtainable by mixing water, an isothiazoline insecticide and activated charcoal; and to a method for controlling undesired attack by insects or mites, where the suspension concentrate composition or the suspension is allowed to act on the respective pests, their environment or on the crop plants to be protected from the respective pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pascal Bindschaedler, Anna Cristadoro
  • Patent number: 9884029
    Abstract: A oral pharmaceutical composition for controlled release of an opioid from a pharmaceutical composition is described that comprises (i) an erodible matrix composition comprising a mixture of (a) a polymer or a mixture of polymers (b) an opioid, and optionally, (c) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients; and (ii) a single, substantially insoluble in and impermeable coating having two openings exposing at least one surface of the matrix, and comprising one or more polymers. The composition exhibits controlled release of the opioid by erosion of the matrix and exhibits a zero order release profile wherein about 75% w/w of the opioid is released from the composition within 4-10 hours when tested in a dissolution test as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: EGALET LTD.
    Inventors: Gina Fischer, Daniel Bar-Shalom, Lillian Slot, Christine Andersen
  • Patent number: 9884025
    Abstract: The present invention refers to new microspheres including pancreatic enzymes, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and a process to obtain them. The process here described doesn't involve the use of solvents and proves to be remarkably shorter and efficient than the producing methods of the prior arts. The microspheres obtained, including one or more pancreatic enzymes, one or more hydrophilic low-melting polymers and eventual excipients, have an high enzymatic activity, bio-availability and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: APTALIS PHARMA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Mario Maio
  • Patent number: 9877924
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments is a controlled release oral dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a drug susceptible to abuse together with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients; the dosage form further including a gelling agent in an effective amount to impart a viscosity unsuitable for administration selected from the group consisting of parenteral and nasal administration to a solubilized mixture formed when the dosage form is crushed and mixed with from about 0.5 to about 10 ml of an aqueous liquid; the dosage form providing a therapeutic effect for at least about 12 hours when orally administered to a human patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: Purdue Pharma L.P., The P.F. Laboratories, Inc., Purdue Pharmaceuticals L.P.
    Inventors: Curtis Wright, Benjamin Oshlack, Christopher Breder
  • Patent number: 9861582
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments is a controlled release oral dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a drug susceptible to abuse together with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients; the dosage form further including a gelling agent in an effective amount to impart a viscosity unsuitable for administration selected from the group consisting of parenteral and nasal administration to a solubilized mixture formed when the dosage form is crushed and mixed with from about 0.5 to about 10 ml of an aqueous liquid; the dosage form providing a therapeutic effect for at least about 12 hours when orally administered to a human patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: Purdue Pharma L.P., The P.F. Laboratories, Inc., Purdue Pharmaceuticals L.P.
    Inventors: Curtis Wright, Benjamin Oshlack, Christopher Breder
  • Patent number: 9861683
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Many embodiments provide a swallowable device for delivering the agents. Particular embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. Embodiments also provide various drug preparations that are configured to be contained within the capsule, advanced from the capsule into the intestinal wall and degrade to release the drug into the bloodstream to produce a therapeutic effect. The preparation can be operably coupled to delivery means having a first configuration where the preparation is contained in the capsule and a second configuration where the preparation is advanced out of the capsule into the intestinal wall. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for the delivery of drugs which are poorly absorbed, tolerated and/or degraded within the GI tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Patent number: 9854809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a seamless capsule for exterminating insect pests, particularly the capsule effective for termites, which hardly affects an ecological system other than the insect pests, such as a human being and domestic animals and useful insects around the human being, has an excellent safety and an excellent transporting rate by insect pests, particularly termites and has an improved exterminating efficiency per number of capsules transported or per unit time, and a method of exterminating insect pests by using the seamless capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: MORISHITA JINTAN CO., LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuura, Ryosei Kamaguchi, Daisuke Tagawa, Taku Hashimoto, Masaaki Nakatsuji
  • Patent number: 9795141
    Abstract: Described are antimicrobial polymer products made from mixtures of antimicrobial organometallic additives dispersed throughout a polymer host matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DMR International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Chason, Daniel Roman Gamota, Rick Latella
  • Patent number: 9730393
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bead comprising: i) an external zone comprising a super absorbent polymer (SAP) that is capable of absorbing at least about 5 times its weight in water, surrounding ii) at least one internal zone comprising a core that contains at least one agrochemical, wherein the external zone is permeable to oxygen when hydrated, or the internal zone is formulated to release the at least one agrochemical into the external zone over a period of at least about one week when the hydrogel of the external zone is hydrated. The present invention also provides methods of using beads of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ADAMA MAKHTESHIM LTD.
    Inventors: Uri Shani, Asher Vitner, Matti Ben-Moshe, Eran Segal, Zvi Miller
  • Patent number: 9717240
    Abstract: Method for the preparation of microencapsulated essential oils or a formulation thereof for various non-agricultural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BOTANOCAP LTD.
    Inventors: Arie Markus, Pnina Strongin, Charles Linder
  • Patent number: 9561485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microcapsule exhibiting desirable sustained-release properties, which microcapsule comprises a core material comprising an active ingredient encapsulated within a silica shell, characterized in that the outer surface of such silica shell has a layer of a metal selected from Group 2a, Group 8, Group 2b or Group 3a of the Periodic Table bound thereto. In other aspects this invention relates to a method of making such a microcapsule; a pesticidal composition comprising microcapsules comprising a pesticidal active ingredient and a suitable carrier; and to a method of controlling pests comprising applying an effective amount of such a pesticidal composition to a locus where pests are or are expected to be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Laibin Bruce Yan, Craig Arlen Martin, Raed Abu-Reziq
  • Patent number: 9522970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel comb polymers, to a process for their manufacture and to the use thereof in the stabilization in an aqueous phase of active or effect substances which are insoluble or sparingly soluble in water. The invention furthermore relates to the use of the comb polymers in the manufacture of active substance formulations or active substance preparations of water-insoluble active or effect substances, in particular of active substances for plant protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sebastian Koltzenburg, Peter Dombo, Günter Oetter, Matthias Bratz
  • Patent number: 9480257
    Abstract: Dithiopyr capsule suspension formulations, possessing a broad range of capsule wall thicknesses and diameters are disclosed. These capsules have decreased volatility and provide enhanced biological activity when compared with commercial dithiopyr in water formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: James M. Breuninger, Ronald L. Cassell, James M. Gifford, Daniel L. Loughner, Michael W. Melichar, David G. Ouse, Michelle S. Smith, Mike P. Tolley, Stephen L. Wilson, Dennis G. Wujek
  • Patent number: 9295249
    Abstract: Microencapsulated formulations of macrolide lactones (abamectin, milbemectin, milbemycins emamectin, avermectins, ivermectins) wherein the active ingredient is protected from UV-degradation, with exceptional release characteristics resembling those of an emulsion concentrate or, if desired, of long-lasting effect; further with appropriate rheological properties, and with reduced toxicity. The invention provides a unique microencapsulation process for the chemical stability and biological activity of mectins, e.g. abamectin, and provides microcapsules of mectins to be used in formulations CS, WG/CS, ZC, EC/CS and any formulation type containing microcapsules and combination with other biologically active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Victor Casaña Giner, Miguel Gimeno Sierra, Barbara Gimeno Sierra
  • Patent number: 9204632
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a technique for delaying timing for releasing an agricultural chemical compound from a microcapsule formulation which contains the agricultural chemical compound in at least one compound from the group of consisting of ester compounds and aromatic hydrocarbon compounds. A microcapsule formulation produced by the following process is more effectively controlled in release of an agricultural chemical compound therefrom, than any of the existing microcapsule formulations. This production process comprises the steps of (1) maintaining a mixture of an agricultural chemical compound (a), at least one compound (b) selected from the group consisting of ester compounds and aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, except for the compounds of the formula (I): (wherein X represents —CH2—CH2— or —CH?CH—; R1 represents a C1-C4 alkyl group; and R2 represents a C1-C4 alkyl group), and a polyisocyanate (c) at a temperature of from 20 to 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiji Iuchi, Rie Takabe
  • Patent number: 9138417
    Abstract: A controlled release particle includes a core containing an antibiotic compound, and a shell covering the core. The controlled release particle is obtained by a production method including a first step in which a first component containing an antibiotic compound and a polymerizable vinyl monomer is subjected to suspension polymerization to form the core containing the antibiotic compound and a polymer of the polymerizable vinyl monomer; and a second step in which a second component containing a shell-forming component is subjected to interfacial polymerization to form a shell, wherein in the second step, the interfacial polymerization is started simultaneously with the start of the suspension polymerization of the first step, or started after the start of the suspension polymerization of the first step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: OSAKA GAS CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junji Oshima
  • Patent number: 9137990
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods which include exposing a beetle of the species Pityophthorus juglandis and/or treating surfaces susceptible to infestation by the species or to infection by Geosmithia morbida with compositions including one or more semiochemicals capable of being produced by Pityophthorus juglandis. The semiochemicals can be 3-methyl-2-buten-1-ol, conophthorin or chalcogran. Also disclosed are compositions and systems used in the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Steven J. Seybold, Paul L. Dallara, Lori J. Nelson, Andrew D. Graves, Stacy M. Hishinuma, Regine Gries
  • Patent number: 9102605
    Abstract: Stabilized 3,3 dialkoxy-1-propene-preparation containing a compound of the formula I wherein R=C1-C6 hydrocarbon group and a compound of the formula II Z(—R1)X(—OR2)Y where Z=C (carbon) or Si (silicon); R1=H or C1-C3 carbon group; R2=C1-C3 carbon group; x=0 or 1, x+y=4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Holger Blum
  • Patent number: 9085747
    Abstract: A high yielding method is described for recovery of catmint oil from catmint plants of the genus Nepeta by improved separation of a catmint oil containing phase from the condensed steam distillate of catmint plants. Catmint oil may be obtained in quantitative yields for use in insect repellent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark A. Scialdone, David L. Hallahan
  • Patent number: 9050778
    Abstract: Crosslinked polymeric organic porous particles have a crosslinked organic solid phase and discrete pores dispersed within the crosslinked organic solid phase, which discrete pores are isolated from each other. The crosslinked organic porous particles are prepared using one or more water-in-oil emulsions containing a polyfunctional reactive compound and a reagent that causes crosslinking, and can be incorporated into or applied to various articles for many purposes. If marker materials are incorporated into the crosslinked organic porous particles, these marker materials can be detected using appropriate instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Tamara K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20150147371
    Abstract: Nail polish remover strips are pre-sized for toe or fingernails and applied to a painted or artificial nail and left thereon for a predetermined period of time to dissolve the nail polish and/or nail bonding agent. Preferably a color change occurs to depict the appropriate dwelling time to dissolve the nail polish. Certain embodiments include odor reducing components. Preferably the strips are layered composites having an exterior odor impervious material, a layer of encapsulated acetone or nail polish removing agent, an absorbent layer, and a peelable backing, with the strips being sized to accommodate contact with a person's nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Katherine Rose Kovarik, Joseph E. Kovarik
  • Patent number: 9034353
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are mesocapsules that include agriculturally active ingredients. These mesocapsules are comprised of a polyurea shell and include hydrophilic groups on their surfaces and have a volume-average diameter of about 500 nm or less and some of them have a volume-average diameter on the order of about 300 nm or less. These mesocapsules are suited for delivering active ingredients that are not very soluble in water. Methods for making these mesocapsules include interfacial polycondensation reactions carried out in the presence of surfactants and other methods in which all or most of the surfactant is replaced by adding amino acids to the aqueous phase of the interfacial reaction mixture before forming the final emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Ehr, Thomas H. Kalantar, Lei Liu, Dale C. Schmidt, Mike P. Tolley, Kerrm Y. Yau, Qiang Zhang, Min Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150111730
    Abstract: A pesticidal composition comprises a compound of formula I or any agriculturally acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, Z, Q, and Y are as described herein. A method of controlling pests comprises applying the pesticidal composition near a population of pests, or to an area to control pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Noormohamed M. Niyaz, Ann M. Buysse, David A. Demeter, Negar Garizi, Ricky Hunter, Daniel Knueppel, Paul R. LePlae, Christian T. Lowe, Akshay Patny, Tony K. Trullinger, Martin J. Walsh, Yu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150111735
    Abstract: A pesticidal composition comprises a pyridine triazole compound of formula I or any agriculturally acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, Z, and x are as described herein. A method of controlling pests comprises applying the pesticidal composition near a population of pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Tony K. Trullinger, Ricky Hunter, Ann M. Buysse
  • Patent number: 9005540
    Abstract: Hollow conjugated polyelectrolyte (HCPE) microcapsules contain at least one conjugated polyelectrolyte and at least one other polyelectrolyte of complementary charge and the microcapsule has a hollow core. The conjugated polyelectrolyte is a polymer with a multiplicity of charged repeating units where a portion of the charged repeating units form a pi-conjugated sequence. The complementary polyelectrolyte is a polymer with a complementary charged repeating unit to the charged repeating units of the conjugated polyelectrolyte. The HCPE microcapsules can be formed by successively coating a sacrificial core with alternating layers of complementary polyelectrolytes, at least one of which is a conjugated polyelectrolyte. The sacrificial core can be removed to form the hollow center of a HCPE microcapsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., STC.UNM
    Inventors: Kirk S. Schanze, Motokatsu Ogawa, Jonathan Robert Sommer, David G. Whitten, Thomas S. Corbitt
  • Publication number: 20150099627
    Abstract: Insecticidal compositions suitable for use in preparation of insecticidal liquid fertilizers are disclosed, the compositions comprising bifenthrin, an encapsulated crop protection agent, a hydrated aluminum-magnesium silicate, and at least one dispersant selected from the group consisting of a sucrose ester, a lignosulfonate, an alkylpolyglycoside, a naphthalenesulfonic acid formaldehyde condensate and a phosphate ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy M. Martin, William Scherzinger, Margarita Giavis
  • Patent number: 8999360
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a composition for treating extracellular parasitic infections, the composition comprising one or more of the following combinations: at least one quinolone or fluoroquinolone together with at least one tetracycline, iodoquinol, an azole or imidazole; or at least two agents selected from the group consisting of iodoquinol, thiazolidones, tetracycline, nitroimidazoles, cotrimoxazole and diloxanide furoate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Julius Borody, Soledad Carsula
  • Publication number: 20150093426
    Abstract: Foamable formulations of agriculturally active ingredients are provided, as well as methods for using them. The formulations allow improved delivery active ingredients by the ability to deliver high amounts of active ingredient with a low volume of formulation used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy M. Martin, Shawn Grant, Neil Destefano, Adam Prestegord, Michael Harper
  • Publication number: 20150093425
    Abstract: Provided are antimicrobial compositions that include peracid compositions. The peracid compositions have increased shelf life and storage stability. The antimicrobial compositions can be formulated into a hard surface disinfectant composition that includes a hydrogen peroxide generator, a peracetic acid catalyst, a slow hydrolyzing acid and optionally a carboxylic acid, where the ratio between the hydrogen peroxide generator and the peracetic acid catalyst is from about 1.5:1 to about 3:1 respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: ChemLink Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Giffin MOORE
  • Patent number: 8986723
    Abstract: A composition comprising (a) a non-aqueous pourable fluid, (b) droplets dispersed in said pourable fluid (a), wherein said droplets comprise (i) a non-aqueous continuous phase that is a solid or that is a liquid of high viscosity and (ii) solid particles dispersed in said continuous phase (i), wherein said solid particles (ii) have median size as measured by the largest dimension of 100 micrometers or less, and wherein said solid particles (ii) comprise one or more cyclopropene compound and one or more molecular encapsulating agent. Also, a method of treating plants or plant parts involving bringing such a composition into contact with plants or plant parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Richard M. Jacobson, Yueqian Zhen
  • Patent number: 8980292
    Abstract: A conditioner composition that increases the deposition and retention of benefit agent containing polyacrylate microcapsules onto hair. The conditioner composition is based on the combination of anionic charged polyacrylate microcapsules, deposition aids, conditioner agents, and a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jiten Odhavji Dihora, Jun Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20150072859
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”): and processes related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 8967989
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and process for making softgel capsules having incorporated therein other solid dosage forms selected from the group consisting of pellets, smaller capsules, smaller tablets, sustained release solid dosage forms, immediate release solid dosage forms, extended release solid dosage forms and zero order release solid dosage forms, said apparatus comprising: (a) two spreader boxes; (b) two casting drums; (c) a pair of rotary dies having means for suction; (d) a liquid fill system; (e) a wedge for heating gelatine ribbons and feeding said fill; and (f) two lateral dispensing devices said lateral dispensing devices including hoppers having said solid dosage forms, channelguides for transporting said solid dosage forms and a grasping claw for dispensing said solid dosage form into the softgel pocket formed in the rotary dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Procaps SAS
    Inventors: Carlos Salazar Altamar, Gustavo Anaya, Braulio Teran, Newman Aguas Navarro, Willmer Herrera
  • Patent number: 8962005
    Abstract: Gastric resistant film-forming compositions are described herein. The composition comprises a gastric resistant natural polymer, a film-forming natural polymer, and optionally a gelling agent. Suitable gastric resistant natural polymers include polysaccharides such as pectin and pectin-like polymers. The film-forming composition can be used to prepare soft or hard shell gelatin capsules which can encapsulate a liquid or semi-solid fill material or a solid tablet (Softlet®) comprising an active agent and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. Alternatively, the composition can be administered as a liquid with an active agent dissolved or dispersed in the composition. The compositions are not only gastric resistant but may also prevent gastric reflux associated with odor causing liquids, such as fish oil or garlic oil, encapsulated in a unit dosage form and esophageal irritation due to the reflux of irritant drugs delivered orally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Banner Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Nachiappan Chidambaram
  • Patent number: 8961993
    Abstract: Provided is a method for improving day photopic vision and/or cone-derived visual field and visual function in a subject suffering from a retinal disease or trauma including administering to the subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of crude Dunaliella powder. Also provided is a method for improving night vision and/or rod derived visual field in a subject suffering from a retinal disease including administering to the subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of crude Dunaliella powder. A pharmaceutical composition for improving day vision and/or visual field in a subject suffering from a retinal disease including crude Dunaliella powder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Nikken Sohonsha Corporation, Tel Hashomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Belkin, Aviv Shaish, Dror Harats, Ygal Rotenstreich
  • Patent number: 8962004
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions including an encapsulated triazinyl sulfonylurea. The invention further relates to methods for controlling weeds. The invention additionally provides methods for producing such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Arysta Lifescience North America, LLC
    Inventor: James C. Lee
  • Patent number: 8956288
    Abstract: Power sources that enable in-body devices, such as implantable and ingestible devices, are provided. Aspects of the in-body power sources of the invention include a solid support, a first high surface area electrode and a second electrode. Embodiments of the in-power sources are configured to emit a detectable signal upon contact with a target physiological site. Also provided are methods of making and using the power sources of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Hooman Hafezi, Timothy Robertson, Eric Snyder, Brad Cozad
  • Patent number: 8956287
    Abstract: Methods, systems and compositions that allow for treating a patient according to a patient customized therapeutic regimen are provided. Embodiments of the invention include obtaining dosage administration information from a patient and using the same to tailor a therapeutic regimen for the patient. Embodiments of the invention further include preparing and forwarding to the patient physical pharmaceutical dosages based on the customized therapeutic regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Zdeblick, Andrew Thompson, George M. Savage
  • Patent number: 8945005
    Abstract: Controlled activation identifiers for use in ingestible compositions, such as pharma-informatics enabled compositions, are provided. The identifiers include a controlled activation element that provides for activation of the identifier in response to the presence of a predetermined stimulus at a target site of interest. The invention finds use in a variety of different applications, including but not limited to, monitoring of therapeutic regimen compliance, tracking the history of pharmaceutical agents, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Hooman Hafezi, Timothy Robertson, Olivier Colliou, Mark Zdeblick
  • Publication number: 20150004102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanoparticles for encapsulating compounds, the preparation and uses thereof, said nanoparticles being based on a vegetable hydrophobic protein, particularly zein, and a water miscible non-volatile organic solvent, particularly propylene glycol. Said nanoparticles can encapsulate or incorporate a product of interest for use in the agricultural, cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: BIONANOPLUS, S.L.
    Inventors: Hesham H.A. Salman, Izaskun Goñi Azcárate, Irene Esparza Catalán