Solid As Carrier Or Diluent Patents (Class 424/409)
  • Patent number: 11136273
    Abstract: The present invention discloses liquid compositions that include an active compound, water, and means for inhibiting crystal formation or precipitation of the active compound in the liquid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Shireen S. Baseeth, Matthew Dyer, John Less
  • Patent number: 11129924
    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: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NANOVIS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hedrick, Chang Yao
  • Patent number: 11123711
    Abstract: The invention herein concerns a catalyst of gold particles on a layered double hydroxide (LDH) that assists in oxidation of alcohols in lignins. In some embodiments, the LDH comprises lithium and aluminum metals. Also considered are methods of using the catalyst to oxidize lignins and methods of preparing the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark Crocker, Yang Vanessa Song, Justin Mobley
  • Patent number: 11071298
    Abstract: A gel-based and sprayable animal attractant composition is provided that comprises at least one synthetic scent. Generally, the gel-based animal attractant composition can be applied through the use of an aerosol spray can and can be formulated to attract specific types of animals, in particular ruminants. More specifically, the animal attractant can comprise a synthetic scent designed to mimic the urine of a doe in estrus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Arcus Hunting, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Jespersen, Grant Corbett
  • Patent number: 11020357
    Abstract: This present invention provides a composition for use in relief of pain and method of production thereof. The composition comprises cannabidiol (CBD) powder, ethoxydiglycol, essential oils and warming agents. The composition is applied topically to relieve pain, specifically the pain associated with menstrual cramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Alexandra Yerike
  • Patent number: 10975387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for controlling invertebrate pest infestations, particularly in plants; compositions and insecticidal polynucleotides useful in such methods; and plants having improved resistance to the invertebrate pests. More specifically, insecticidal polynucleotides and methods of use thereof for modifying the expression of genes in an insect pest, particularly through RNA interference are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jodi Beattie, Michael John Crawford, Brian Donovan Eads
  • Patent number: 10975341
    Abstract: Pre-moistened wipes that include one or more characteristics correlated to desired properties, such as high durability, mileage, cleaning composition retention, efficacy, or the like are described. Pulp substrates typically include an anionic charge, which can result in binding or retention of a cationic biocide such as a quaternary ammonium compound while the remainder of the composition is released from the wipe (e.g., through squeezing, wiping or other compression). The present wipes are specifically tailored to include a mileage absorbency/desorbency factor (“MABDF”) value that is greater than 50. Such characteristics correlate to wipes and substrates that exhibit various desirable properties, such as good handfeel characteristics, improved, more uniform dosing of composition loaded therein, good microefficacy characteristics, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventor: Nikhil P. Dani
  • Patent number: 10968449
    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: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jodi Lynn Beattie, Michael John Crawford, Brian Donovan Eads, Lex Evan Flagel, Mahak Kapoor, Christina Marie Taylor
  • Patent number: 10953614
    Abstract: A moisturizing composition of a contact lens is disclosed in the present invention. A rinse agent (ex. TEOA) is applied for bonding a moisturizing stabilizer (ex. HPMC) and a compound of a hydrophilic cosolvent (ex. PEG) and a moisturizing additive (ex. HA). Hence, the solubility of the moisturizing additive and the aqueous solution can be improved via applying the hydrophilic cosolvent; the stability of the combination of the moisturizing stabilizer and the moisturizing additive can be improved via the structural and the chemical stabilities of the moisturizing stabilizer itself. Meanwhile, the moisturizing composition disclosed can be directly applied to the raw material of the conventional contact lens during manufacturing the high-moisturizing contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Unicon Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Yu Lin, Hsu-Kuei Hsiao, Jin-Kun Yeh
  • Patent number: 10899107
    Abstract: A breathable multilayer spun bonded polypropylene membrane having a coated pressure sensitive adhesive capable of allowing air and moisture vapor to pass through it. The adhesive is formed of a copolymer comprising a backbone of n-butyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, and vinyl acetate which is mixed with a surfactant and emulsified to produce bubbles which form pores when the copolymer is set with about 80% to about 90% of the pore sizes ranging from about 200 microns to about 300 microns and a pore density in the cured pressure sensitive adhesive ranging from about 4200 per inch2 to about 4600 per inch2, said pores being uniformly distributed to form a flow path through adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Bess
  • Patent number: 10864058
    Abstract: A surgical headlight system has a headlamp. The surgical headlight system can further include a headwear structure, configured to be worn on a surgeon's head during surgery, supporting the headlamp. The surgical headlight system can further include a video camera configured to record surgery. The headlamp, the headwear structure and the video camera all have an exterior surface. An antimicrobial coating is applied to the exterior surface of the headlamp, the exterior surface of the video camera, and/or the exterior surface of the headwear structure. The antimicrobial coating includes a silane quaternary ammonium ion or salt thereof. The antimicrobial coating imparts antimicrobial properties onto the exterior surface to which it is applied, such as the exterior surface of the headlamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Parasol Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick E. Eddy
  • Patent number: 10858521
    Abstract: An antifouling coating composition contains a silyl ester (co)polymer and medetomidine and is used to prevent the fouling of substrates by aquatic organisms and which can form antifouling coating films exhibiting outstanding antifouling properties over a long period and also has good storage stability. The antifouling coating composition includes a silyl ester (co)polymer (A) and medetomidine (B), the silyl ester (co)polymer (A) including structural units derived from a monomer (a) represented by the general formula (I): R1—CH?C(CH3)—COO—(SiR2R3O)n—SiR4R5R6, and structural units derived from an unsaturated monomer (b) copolymerizable with the monomer (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CHUGOKU MARINE PAINTS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Iwata, Soichiro Tanino, Satoshi Masuda, Hideyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10786573
    Abstract: A composition includes a composite material including at least one conducting polymer doped with graphene oxide and at least one agent immobilized at least one of (i) on graphene oxide extending from the surface of the composite material or (ii) within the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Xinyan Cui, Xiliang Luo, Cassandra Weaver
  • 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
    Assignee: INOLEX INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)
    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
    Assignee: ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC.
    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
    Assignee: SHILPA MEDICARE LIMITED
    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
    Assignee: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    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
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    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
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    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