Solid As Carrier Or Diluent Patents (Class 424/409)
  • Patent number: 10765113
    Abstract: This invention provides for a time released weed treatment system for maintaining a weed free garden space. This system enables creation and easy maintenance of weed free garden areas to allow for stronger overall garden health as well as provide greater control and use of space in gardening. The time release-based weed treatment system uses an elongated planar strip impregnated with the time release weed control/treatment mechanism. A plurality of spaced-apart cross cuts is formed along longitudinal edges of the strip to allow bending of the strip into an arcuate or angular configuration. Anchoring pins are provided for securing the strip flat on the ground in the selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: David Meyer, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10709650
    Abstract: Useful compositions are described herein that comprise a solvent base comprising at least one non-aqueous solvent; at least one sunscreen active ingredient that is a UV blocker and/or a UV absorber; and a polymer reaction product of a random polymerization of at least one organic diol, at least one polycarboxylic acid and at least one polyol having at least three functional groups. Such compositions are particularly useful in clear compositions including sunscreens for personal care including spray sunscreen formulations that are applied to and effective on wet skin, hair or nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Rocco Burgo, Lorraine Lampe
  • Patent number: 10647994
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Huarong Li, Chaoxian Geng, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Sarah Worden, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr, Elane Fishilevich, Murugesan Rangasamy, Meghan Frey
  • Patent number: 10597676
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of controlling insect pests, in particular Leptinotarsa spp. which infest crop plants, and methods of providing plants resistant to such pests. Also disclosed are polynucleotides and recombinant DNA molecules and constructs useful in such methods, insecticidal compositions such as topical sprays containing insecticidal double-stranded RNAs, and solanaceous plants with improved resistance to infestation by Leptinotarsa spp. Further disclosed are methods of selecting target genes for RNAi-mediated silencing and control of Leptinotarsa spp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jodi Lynn Beattie, Michael John Crawford, Brian Donovan Eads, Lex Evan Flagel, Mahak Kapoor, Christina Marie Taylor
  • Patent number: 10588989
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for sanitization or sterilization of, or reduction or elimination of microbes from, PFR material, in particular material for use as an animal bedding. In another aspect, the invention provides sanitized or sterilized material, and especially animal bedding material, prepared using the described compositions and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Green Products Company
    Inventors: Mathew Schryver, Aubrey F. Mendonca
  • Patent number: 10582706
    Abstract: The invention concerns a suspension concentrate comprising, expressed by weight based on the total weight of the composition: a) 40 to 80% particles of dodecylguanidine or an acid salt of dodecylguanidine of the structure (1), wherein X represents an acid residue of a monocarboxylic, dicarboxylic or a mineral acid, b) 0 to 10% of an anti-freeze compound, c) 1 to 10% of a wetting agent and/or d) a dispersing agent, e) 0 to 5% of an antifoaming agent, f) remainder water characterized in that, the median diameter of the particles (d50) is at least 7 ?m and below 40 ?m; and its use for the treatment of a fungicidal disease on crops or ornamental plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Alan Pirotte
  • Patent number: 10583147
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a composition that includes an active agent and a porous cyclodextrin-based metal organic framework (CD-MOF). The CD-MOF includes at least a metal cation and a plurality of cyclodextrin molecules. The composition includes from about 0.05 mg to about 0.5 mg of the active agent per 1 mg of the CD-MOF. Methods of preparing and using the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PanaceaNano, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjie N. Limketkai, Youssry Y. Botros
  • Patent number: 10576186
    Abstract: An antimicrobial medical device that includes a substrate having a metal surface that is made from a metal or metal alloy that may include stainless steel, cobalt, and titanium. Disposed on the metal surface is a first antimicrobial oxide layer that includes an antimicrobial metal that may include silver, copper, and zinc, and combinations thereof. The atoms of antimicrobial metal in the first antimicrobial oxide layer are of a first concentration. The first antimicrobial oxide layer is positioned in a direction opposite that of the metal surface. The device further includes a second antimicrobial oxide layer that includes an antimicrobial metal that may be silver, copper, and zinc, and combinations thereof. The atoms of the antimicrobial metal present in the second antimicrobial oxide layer are of a second concentration. The first concentration and the second concentration are not equal. Methods for making the antimicrobial medical device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NANOVIS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hedrick, Chang Yao
  • Patent number: 10448644
    Abstract: A method for producing a natural fiber part may comprise applying an aqueous solution of an inorganic aluminum salt to the natural fiber part and drying the natural fiber part applied with the aqueous solution. The aqueous solution may contain the aluminum salt in a concentration of 2 to 40% by weight. The aluminum salt may include an alum compound. At least one of an inorganic thickening agent or an inorganic stabilizing agent may be added to the aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Fischer
  • Patent number: 10390528
    Abstract: Disclosed are extruded pesticide granules that when mixed with water form a near micro-emulsion that is highly stable. The extruded pesticide granules include at least one pesticide active ingredient, a non-ionic surfactant, and a carrier, which is desirably urea powder or urea pearl. Processes for making the extruded pesticide granules are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald O. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10368794
    Abstract: System for monitoring the hydration status of a living being by exploiting the modulation of backscattered RF electromagnetic waves from a wearable patched placed on the skin, said system comprising: a RF-tag adapted to be directly or indirectly fixed to the skin and containing at least one passive integrated circuit coupled to an antenna; an electromagnetic RF power source for supplying different signal frequencies to said RF-tag; a reader adapted to receive and to process the backscattered electromagnetic waves generated by said electromagnetic power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mihai Adrian Ionescu, Hoël Guerin
  • Patent number: 10363332
    Abstract: Ionization systems configured with a catalyst-bearing sleeve provide improved filtration while keeping ozone levels within acceptable limits. Modular configurations provide for serviceability and replaceability. System controls monitor particulates, temperature, humidity, and other relevant factors and adjust an ionization level accordingly for optimal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: IONaer International Arizona, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Bender, Perry Pauley, Brian Keith Roper, Todd Kenneth Roper
  • Patent number: 10264791
    Abstract: Microparticles comprising (a) a water-soluble solid organothiophosphate, (b) one or more odor-absorbing components, and (c) one or more odor-masking components are disclosed, as well as a method of making the microparticles, and odor-reduced insecticidal formulations comprising the microparticles. The microparticles and formulations can also contain other crop protection agents. Odor-reduced insecticidal formulations comprising (a) a pyrethroid, (b) an organothiophosphate, (c) one or more odor-absorbing components, and (d) one or more odor-masking components are also disclosed. Additionally disclosed is a method of reducing the odor of an organothiophosphate-containing formulation by incorporating one or more odor-absorbing components and one or more odor-masking components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: James Walter, Guozhi Wang, Kumar Vankayala, Elizabeth E. Wolff
  • Patent number: 10258046
    Abstract: A method of preparing an antimicrobial coating comprises coating a surface with an aqueous mixture of 3-(trihydroxysilyl)propyl dimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride, 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane, and triethanolamine and then coating the surface with an aqueous titanyl sol-gel solution comprising an aqueous mixture of peroxotitanium acid and peroxo-modified anatase sol overtop of the silane to form the antimicrobial coating. The antimicrobial coating exhibits residual antimicrobial efficacy against E. coli and S. epidermidis after water rinsing or after abrasion. The use of 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane was found to improve storage stability of the quaternary silane composition and the durability of the antimicrobial coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Craig Grossman, Gavri Grossman, Daniel Moros, Jie Fang
  • Patent number: 10238097
    Abstract: Devices for dispensing an air treatment chemical such as insect repellent are disclosed. There is a chimney housing having a side wall defining an internal cavity. There is also a caddy assembly supported by the housing and having an upper caddy frame configured to mount a substrate bearing an air treatment chemical adjacent an upper portion of the housing, and a candle holder coupled to the upper caddy frame and configured to support a candle having a wick adjacent a lower portion of the housing. There is also a substrate bearing air treatment chemical suitable to be supported by the upper caddy frame, and a candle suitable to be supported by the candle holder. A refill kit for such devices is also disclosed. Also disclosed is an embodiment with a sand core bearing the repellent, a heat deflector positioned under the sand core, and a candle positioned under the heat deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Sharma, Brian T. Davis, Allyce M. Gilligan
  • Patent number: 10226450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Film Compositions of Ondansetron or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which dosage forms are useful for the treatment of various medical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Navneet Mundada, Ritesh Vinod Birla, Badrinath Allampalli, Akshay Kant Chaturvedi
  • Patent number: 10206388
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of aromatic esters as adjuvants in compositions, particularly for agrochemical use, as well to compositions comprising such an aromatic ester, in combination with at least one agrochemical and at least one surfactant. The invention further extends to methods of making and using such compositions. In particular the present invention relates to such compositions when formulated as, or comprised by, an emulsion concentrate (EC), an emulsion in water (EW), a suspension of particles in water (SC), a microcapsule formulation (CS), a suspension of particles with an emulsion (SE), a dispersion concentrate (DC) or an oil suspension (OD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gordon Alastair Bell, Julia Lynne Ramsay, Raul Minguez Molina, David Stock, Gary Charles Walter
  • Patent number: 10076497
    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: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: Purdue Pharma L.P., The P.F. Laboratories, Inc., Purdue Pharmaceuticals L.P.
    Inventors: Curtis Wright, Benjamin Oshlack, Christopher Breder
  • Patent number: 10070651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to, inter alia, a composition, a nanocomposite material, and a method for preparing the nanocomposite material. The nanocomposite material includes: a dielectric-silver nanocomposite material, the dielectric-silver nanocomposite material including a silver nanoparticle having a silver ion, and a dielectric material encapsulating the silver nanoparticle, where the silver ion chelates with a matrix of the dielectric material, and a surface plasmon band absorption of the dielectric-silver nanocomposite material lies outside a range of a visible region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Swadeshmukul Santra, Joshua J. Bazata
  • Patent number: 10010494
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to methods of treating sweating disorders and in particular to topical compositions for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. The methods of the present invention relate to the topical application of a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of oxybutynin, tolterodine or a substituted benzamide such as sulpiride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Menni Menashe Zinger
  • Patent number: 9943079
    Abstract: Modified mineral-based fillers with enhanced retention of at least one active ingredient and/or enhanced antimicrobial capabilities are described. The materials comprise at least one mineral-based filler subjected to at least one modification process, which may be either a cationic modification process, a surface adsorption process, a surface retention process, or a combination thereof, with at least one active ingredient, followed by at least one thermal treatment. The at least one active ingredient may be a metal substance or other biocide, fungicide, mildewcide, antibiotic, insecticide, preservative, or antimicrobial agent. Methods for enhancing the antimicrobial activity of products in applications such as polymers, clothing, surgical equipment, coatings, and paints are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Imerys Filtration Minerals, Inc.
    Inventor: Jie Lu
  • Patent number: 9896593
    Abstract: A method, and an article made therefrom, of: contacting a substrate with a first solution of first polyelectrolyte chains to form a layer of the first polyelectrolyte on the substrate; and contacting the layer of the first polyelectrolyte with a second solution of second polyelectrolyte chains to form a layer of the second polyelectrolyte. The first polyelectrolyte has a polyanion or polycation chain. The second polyelectrolyte has a polyanion or polycation chain of a charge opposite to that of the first polyelectrolyte. The first solution or the second solution is an aggregate-forming solution comprising an ionic species having at least two discrete sites of a charge opposite to that of the polyelectrolyte chains in the aggregate-forming solution. The ionic species forms, via bridging interactions, aggregates of the polyelectrolyte chains that remain intact in the aggregate-forming solution during the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Walter J. Dressick, Kathryn J. Wahl, Dmitri Y. Petrovykh, Nabil D. Bassim, Rhonda Michelle Stroud
  • Patent number: 9895453
    Abstract: An improved ultrasound gel adapted to have a shiny effect by adding glitter to an ultrasound gel, using a silver, reflective label and using a silver, reflective dispenser closure. This improved ultrasound gel is adapted to a pink lavendula lavender color by using the preservatives as coloring agents. Lavender essential oil is used as a perfume and preservative. The reflective glitter, reflective label, and reflective dispenser closure allow the ultrasonographer to better see the ultrasound gel and bottle in a darkened ultrasound room. The ultrasound gel is improved to have an aesthetic effect for the patient and healthcare provider by providing the combination of both a pink lavendula lavender color and a lavender scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Edward Fenzl, Tonya Suzanne Fenzl
  • Patent number: 9859595
    Abstract: An electrode includes a plant-derived porous carbon material. When a peak value of an O(1s) spectrum of the porous carbon material obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is defined as PO, and a peak value of a C(1s) spectrum thereof is defined as PC, PO/PC?0.05, or an oxygen-containing functional group has been removed from a surface of the plant-derived porous carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Hironori Iida, Seiichiro Tabata, Shun Yamanoi, Shinichiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 9808000
    Abstract: Water dispersible granules are provided containing (a) an agrochemical active ingredient that is solid at 25° C., (b) a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether phosphate or its salt, (c) at least one anionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of arylsulfonates or their formaldehyde condensates, ligninsulfonates, and polycarboxylates, and (d) lactose. The granules are water dispersible granules having good disintegrability and dispersibility in water and also having good storage stability. The water dispersible granules can be disintegrated and dispersed in a small amount of water. Accordingly, the water dispersible granules can be mixed with paste fertilizers to produce agrochemical-containing paste fertilizers, which can also be used in paddy fields and are useful water dispersible granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Rie Takabe, Seiji Iuchi
  • Patent number: 9801574
    Abstract: The invention provides an implantable membrane for regulating the transport of analytes therethrough that includes a matrix including a first polymer; and a second polymer dispersed throughout the matrix, wherein the second polymer forms a network of microdomains which when hydrated are not observable using photomicroscopy at 400× magnification or less. In one aspect, the homogeneous membrane of the present invention has hydrophilic domains dispersed substantially throughout a hydrophobic matrix to provide an optimum balance between oxygen and glucose transport to an electrochemical glucose sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Tapsak, Rathbun K. Rhodes, Mark C. Shults, Jason D. McClure
  • Patent number: 9775340
    Abstract: The present invention provides a formulation characterized by the simultaneous presence in cyclodextrin based supramolecular complexes, of two components, one of which possesses insecticidal, acaricidal, fungicidal, snailcidal or vermicidal activity and the other possesses an activity synergistic with the first, enhancing its effectiveness. The biologically active substance is chosen from the following classes of chemical products: carbamates, organophosphates, thioureas, pentatomic or hexatomic heterocycles in which 1, 2 or 3 nitrogen atoms are present. The synergistic substance can be chosen from components containing at least one aromatic or non aromatic carbocyclic ring, such as piperonyl butoxide, sesamol, verbutin or MGK 264. For the same dose, the activity of the present formulations is greater than that of the mixture of the two active components alone or separately complexed with cyclodextrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ENDURA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Oreste Piccolo, Valerio Borzatta, Giovanna Delogu, Elisa Capparella, Cristina de Candia, Carlotta Gobbi, Giovanna di Blasi
  • Patent number: 9765450
    Abstract: The invention provides a polyamide yarn and fabric for making clothes articles which have deodorizing effect and which enhance warming and drying on the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nilit Ltd.
    Inventors: Alon Weiser, Abed Alrahman Zuabi, Uri Afek
  • Patent number: 9744139
    Abstract: An ingestible capsule (10) is provided for delivery of a drug, the capsule (10) comprises a first module (11) and a second module (12). The first module (11) has at least one drug compartment (13) for comprising an amount of the drug. The drug compartment (13) is sealed by a foil (14) with an embedded conducting heating wire (15). The second (12) module comprises electronics (18) for providing an electrical pulse to the heating wire (15) in order to open the drug compartment (13) by melting the foil (14). The first module (11) and second module (12) comprise interoperable connection means (19) for securing the first module (11) to the second module (12) such that the heating wire (15) is electronically coupled to the electronics (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Stoco 10 GmbH
    Inventors: Johan Frederik Dijksman, Anke Pierik, Frits Tobi De Jongh, Jeff Shimizu, Hans Zou, Lucian Remus Albu, Olaf Weiner
  • Patent number: 9700646
    Abstract: Aqueous compositions, methods of manufacturing such aqueous compositions, and methods of removing reducing and/or suppressing malodors using such aqueous compositions are described. These compositions utilize a combination of hydrogen peroxide, a source of copper II, nonionic surfactant and alcohol to provide a highly effective and stable malodor removing, reducing and/or suppressing composition. The compositions are particularly useful as aerosol compositions for effective malodor removal, reduction and/or suppression in particular malodors from open sites such as landfill and in closed domestic environments such as the home. Also described is a stabilized hydrogen peroxide solution, which is stable on the addition of copper (II) salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Probe Industries Limited
    Inventor: Peter Carty
  • Patent number: 9695275
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a versatile and high performance zwitterionic CP platform, which integrates all desired functions into one material. This zwitterionic CP consists of the conducting backbone and multifunctional zwitterionic side chains. Non-conducting zwitterionic materials gain electronic conductivity through the conducting backbone and CPs obtain excellent biocompatibility, sensitivity to environmental stimuli and controllable antifouling properties via multifunctional zwitterionic side chains. Unique properties from two distinct materials (conducting materials and zwitterionic materials) are integrated into one material without sacrificing any properties. This platform can potentially be adapted for a range of applications (e.g. bioelectronics, tissue engineering, wound healing, robotic prostheses, biofuel cell, etc.), which all require high performance conducting materials with excellent antifouling/biocompatibility at complex biointerfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventor: Gang Cheng
  • Patent number: 9686980
    Abstract: Disclosed are extruded pesticide granules that when mixed with water form a near micro-emulsion that is highly stable. The extruded pesticide granules include at least one pesticide active ingredient, a non-ionic surfactant, and a carrier, which is desirably urea powder or urea pearl. Processes for making the extruded pesticide granules are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Ronald O. Richardson
  • Patent number: 9539367
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gallium-containing composition for coating/impregnating a device or device surface to prevent biofilm growth formation. The present invention also provides a method of preventing or inhibiting biofilm growth formation. The present invention also provides methods for killing established biofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Bradley E. Britigan, Pradeep K. Singh
  • Patent number: 9504638
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a personal cleansing composition with an antimicrobial effect. The personal cleansing composition is in the form of a bar soap and contains zinc pyrithione and a soap surfactant. When dispersed in an aqueous solution at 1 wt %, the personal cleansing composition of the present invention is characterized by a pH value ranging that is higher than about 9.6 and lower than about 10.3. The present invention also relates to a process for forming an antimicrobial bar soap as described hereinabove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Edward Dewey Smith, III, Jason Edward Cook, Chunpeng Jiang, Ian David Henry, Juan Wang, Casey Patrick Kelly, Xiujun Xu, Zhe Liu
  • Patent number: 9492595
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical tube catheter and to a method for manufacturing same. The medical tube catheter according to the present invention includes PVC resin (polyvinyl chloride resin), a plasticizer, a stabilizer, and NBR (acrylonitrile butadiene rubber). Also, the method for manufacturing the medical tube catheter according to the present invention comprises: a first step of preparing a composition by mixing 80 to 120 parts by weight of a plasticizer, 1 to 3 parts by weight of a stabilizer, and 3 to 20 parts by weight of NBR with respect to 100 parts by weight of PVC resin at room temperature; a second step of blending the composition at 140° C. to 170° C. into a blended compound; a third step of extruding the blended compound through an extruder into a tube shape; a fourth step of cooling the tube; and a fifth step of cutting the cooled tube into predetermined lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Dong Min Shon, Young Woo Lee, Seok Geun Park, Hee Jin Ka, Myoung Su Kim
  • Patent number: 9456931
    Abstract: A tampon applicator that is water-sensitive (e.g., water-soluble, water-dispersible, etc.) in that it loses its integrity over time in the presence of water is provided. The tampon applicator can be discreetly disposed of in a toilet without the risk of clogging sewer pipes. The tampon applicator includes a molded thermoplastic composition containing at least one partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol a plasticizer. The desired water-sensitive characteristics of the tampon applicator may be achieved in the present invention by selectively controlling a variety of aspects of the thermoplastic composition from which the applicator is formed, such as the nature of the components employed, the relative amount of each component, the manner in which the composition is formed, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Wang, Gregory J. Wideman, Alphonse Carl DeMarco, Austin Pickett, Mark M. Mleziva
  • Patent number: 9439848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous personal care, household care, and/or fabric care compositions comprising the instant copolymers. Also disclosed are methods for the rheological modification of aqueous personal care, household care, and/or fabric care compositions comprising the instant copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Keith Graham, David Normington, Howard R. Dungworth, John M. Plonka
  • Patent number: 9408382
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method which can readily design an agricultural chemical-containing resin composition having a desired release rate history and can produce the agricultural chemical-containing resin composition. Specifically disclosed is a method for producing an agricultural chemical-containing resin composition, including: respectively selecting an acetamiprid content AcSA and a hydrophilic white carbon content CaSA in the composition relative to the total mass of acetamiprid, a styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer or a styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer-mixed resin, and hydrophilic white carbon, so as to satisfy the inequations of: 0.524×AcSA+1.422×CaSA?6.009?40% by mass, 5% by mass?AcSA?35% by mass, and CaSA?0.1% by mass; and mixing the acetamiprid, the styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer or the styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer-mixed resin, and the hydrophilic white carbon, so that the thus selected contents AcSA and CaSA can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Yamamura, Yuichi Maekawa, Masayuki Sukekawa
  • Patent number: 9339443
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental restorative material which comprises (a) at least one antimicrobially active compound of Formula (I) [AG]m-R1—Z—SP—Y—R2—[WG]p??(I), or a filler that is surface-modified with at least one compound of Formula (I), (b) at least one radically polymerizable monomer and (c) at least one initiator for the radical polymerization. The invention also relates to a use of such dental restorative material for the preparation of an adhesive, primer, cement, coating material or filling material. The invention also relates to a dental material which comprises at least one compound of Formula (I), as well as a use of a compound of Formula (I) for modifying the surface of a substrate selected from ceramic materials, noble and non-noble metals, hard tooth structure, tooth enamel, dentine, collagen, soft tissue, mucous membrane and leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Salz, Thorsten Bock, Christoph Peter Fik, Jörg Tiller, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 9307755
    Abstract: A system for controlling tephritid fruit flies, comprising a first lure module for attracting tephritid fruit flies to eat a toxicant and a second cooling module for lowing environmental temperature to a temperature lethal to fruit flies but above the ice crystallization of fruit. The lure comprises: wax; oil; ethyl methyl eugenol or other suitable attractant; and Spinosad or other suitable toxicant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Morton Edward Bassan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9248034
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices for treating bodily disorders local and distally to a region of implantation are disclosed. The devices include a body structure including an active agent, erodable particles acting as a carrier of the active agent, and an erodable binder. The binder releasably binds the particles together such that after implantation the binder erodes to release the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed F. A. Hossainy, David C. Gale, Florian N. Ludwig
  • Patent number: 9072299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insect repellent composition containing the following active insect-repellent material in a physiologically acceptable medium: at least 1-methylpropyl(2-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperidine-1-carboxylate, said active material being used with at least one copolymer of vinylpyrrolidone and of a linear alkyl, having at least 16 carbon atoms, as a film-forming agent. The invention also relates to an insect-repelling method using said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: DAKEM
    Inventor: Marc Esculier
  • Patent number: 9040068
    Abstract: A method of combating bed bugs and/or other insects in a locus containing or susceptible to presence of same, in which a DMSO-containing formulation is applied to the locus. Various pesticidal compositions are disclosed as useful for such purpose, including compositions in which DMSO is in combination with an alcohol and/or another pesticidal active agent. Compositions of the disclosure can be applied to a variety of loci, to effectively eradicate bed bugs for extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ENSYSTEX INC.
    Inventor: David Nimocks
  • Publication number: 20150125502
    Abstract: A composition having a short disinfecting contact time is disclosed. The composition contains a biguanide or guanide, a quaternary ammonium compound and a basic compound in a specific weight ratio to one another. Compositions having less than a two minute disinfection time are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew COLURCIELLO, David KOEHL
  • Patent number: 9017708
    Abstract: A mixed antibacterial glass which stably controls the silver ion elution amount from the antibacterial glass into the drain water in an air conditioning system, thereby effectively preventing the occurrence of microorganisms in the drain water. The mixed antibacterial glass achieves antibacterial effect by releasing silver ions, and contains an antibacterial glass which shows alkalinity when dissolved, and another antibacterial glass which shows acidity when dissolved, the silver ion elution amounts from the antibacterial glasses showing alkalinity or acidity being within certain ranges as measured under certain conditions, the compounding amount of the antibacterial glass showing alkalinity being from 10 to 100 parts by weight with reference to 100 parts by weight of the antibacterial glass showing acidity, and the total silver ion elution amount being within a certain range as measured under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Koa Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinao Kobayashi, Takashi Fushimi, Noriyuki Nishiyama, Satoshi Niigawa
  • Patent number: 9017643
    Abstract: A process for making particles comprising a hydrophobic dopant for subsequent release therefrom is disclosed. The process comprises providing an emulsion comprising a hydrophilic phase and a hydrophobic phase dispersed in the hydrophilic phase, and reacting the precursor material to form the particles comprising the dopant therein. The hydrophobic phase comprises a precursor material and the dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
    Inventors: Kim Suzanne Finnie, Christophe Jean Alexandre Barbe, Linggen Kong
  • Publication number: 20150110844
    Abstract: A metal implant for use in a surgical procedure is provided with a surface layer that is integral with the metal substrate, and which incorporates a biocidal material. The surface layer may be grown from the metal substrate, by anodising, and the biocidal material incorporated in it by ion exchange. Alternatively the layer may be deposited by electroplating, followed by diffusion bonding so as to become integral with the metal substrate. In either case, silver is a suitable biocidal material; and both the release rate and the quantity of biocidal material should be low to avoid toxic effects on body cells. Electropolishing the surface before formation of the surface layer is also beneficial, and this may be achieved by electropolishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Acentus Medical Limited
    Inventors: Martin Edward Lee Pickford, Andrew Derek Turner
  • Publication number: 20150110843
    Abstract: Fibrous antimicrobial materials for use in structures and barrier applications, such as face masks and wound dressings, have been developed from antimicrobial polymeric materials. The fibrous antimicrobial materials also are particularly suitable for use in air and water filtration. The antimicrobial polymeric materials are prepared from solid solutions of antimicrobial bisguanide compounds blended with certain thermoplastic polymers. The antimicrobial polymeric materials may be extruded into fibers or used in the particulate form for preparation of the nonwoven antimicrobial materials. The antimicrobial bisguanide compound, such as chlorhexidine, are distributed at the molecular level within at least one thermoplastic polymer, such as a polyolefin in which the antimicrobial bisguanide compound is soluble, to form a miscible blend. Methods for their formation and use also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jan W. Gooch, Thomas J. Steimer, SR.
  • Patent number: 9011891
    Abstract: A formulation containing conidia of non-toxigenic strains of fungi is a useful biocontrol agent for preventing toxin contamination in agricultural commodities, especially those for human and animal consumption such as peanuts, corn, cotton and tree nuts. The formulation of the invention is a water dispersible granule formulation suitable for spraying and includes non-toxigenic and/or non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus strains capable of inhibiting growth of fungi which produce aflatoxin and further capable of suppressing production of aflatoxin by the toxigenic fungi. A method of preparing the formulation is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Margaret Lyn, Hamed K. Abbas, Robert Zablotowicz
  • Publication number: 20150104489
    Abstract: The invention relates to deoxyribonuclease for use in the treatment of a suspected or existing C. difficile infection; a pharmaceutical or veterinary composition or formulation comprising at least deoxyribonuclease for use in the treatment of a suspected or existing C. difficile infection; a combination therapeutic comprising at least deoxyribonuclease for use in the treatment of a suspected or existing C. difficile infection; a method of treating a mammal suspected of being infected with, or infected with, C. difficile comprising the use of at least deoxyribonuclease; a method of cleaning or sterilising a material or product comprising the use of at least deoxyribonuclease; and a cleaning or sterilising product impregnated with or containing at least deoxyribonuclease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Inventors: Lisa Dawson, Brendan Wren