Impregnated Or Coated Nominal Articles (e.g., Flea Collars, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/411)
  • Patent number: 10280525
    Abstract: The nanocomposites that include CuO/Cu2O are described. The nanocomposites can utilized as a photocatalyst and can be incorporated into photoelectrochemical devices. The described devices, systems, and methods can be used for converting CO2 into one or more alcohols with the use of solar energy and electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Brian Dennis, Krishnan Rajeshwar, Norma Tacconi, Wilaiwan Chanmanee, Homayon Homayoni, Ghazaleh Ghadimkhani
  • Patent number: 10245324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ophthalmic compositions for treatment of conditions in the eye. More specifically, the present invention relates to ophthalmic compositions comprising a polyquaternium compound and an anionic polymer. Methods for reducing and/or preventing the incompatibility of polyquaternium compounds with anionic polymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Mingqi Bai, Kenneth T. Holeva
  • Patent number: 10149481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods related to controlling arthropods. Embodiments of the invention include compositions for controlling an arthropod, which can include one or more plant essential oils and methods for using these compositions. The plant essential oils, when combined, can have a synergistic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TYRATECH, INC.
    Inventors: Brooke Bissinger, Keith Kennedy, Jason Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9999226
    Abstract: This invention relates to regenerable antimicrobial coatings with long-lasting efficacy for use in medical applications including implants, medical instruments or devices, and hospital equipment. The same coatings would also have broad utility in the consumer, industrial, and institutional markets. The coating technology would be based on sequestration of hydrogen peroxide (HP) by zinc oxide binders incorporated into the coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: QUICK-MED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Rustom S. Kanga
  • Patent number: 9986742
    Abstract: This invention relates to regenerable antimicrobial coatings with long-lasting efficacy for use in medical applications including implants, medical instruments or devices, and hospital equipment. The same coatings would also have broad utility in the consumer, industrial, and institutional markets. The coating technology would be based on sequestration of hydrogen peroxide (HP) by zinc oxide binders incorporated into the coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: QUICK-MED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Rustom S. Kanga
  • Patent number: 9925087
    Abstract: A dressing for treatment of a body part surface of a human or animal patient. The dressing includes a compress with a plurality of loose fill granules contained in an enclosure. The plurality of loose fill granules is configured to deliver moist heat. The dressing also includes antibacterial medication that is activated by the moist heat delivered from the compress and released toward the body part surface. The fill granules substantially retain at least one antimicrobial metal material therein and allow repeated absorption and dissipation of moisture to and from the fill granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BRUDER HEALTHCARE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Mark H. Bruder, Aaron N. Ingram
  • Patent number: 9883710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles of manufacture having a formulation distributed therein, wherein the formulation comprises an active agent which manifests a desirable property when released from the articles of manufacture. The present invention also relates to methods for manufacturing these articles of manufacture, to vehicles for applying the formulation to these articles of manufacture, and to perception indicators indicating the presence and the amount of formulation comprising an active agent applied to an article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Biomod Concepts Inc.
    Inventors: Karine Theberge, Isabelle Goudreault, Francois Quirion, Gerald Perron
  • Patent number: 9861154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles of manufacture having a formulation distributed therein, wherein the formulation comprises an active agent which manifests a desirable property when released from the articles of manufacture. The present invention also relates to methods for manufacturing these articles of manufacture, to vehicles for applying the formulation to these articles of manufacture, and to perception indicators indicating the presence and the amount of formulation comprising an active agent applied to an article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Biomod Collection Inc.
    Inventors: Karine Theberge, Isabelle Goudreault, Francois Quirion, Gerald Perron
  • Patent number: 9744270
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions for the inhibition of bacterial adhesion. The composition can include nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and a water-soluble polymer, which form an NCC hydrogel in water. The NCC hydrogel can be used to treat or coat devices such as a catheter, whereby the NCC hydrogel inhibits bacterial adhesion to the catheter surface to thereby inhibit biofilm formation and growth of bacteria on the catheter surface. The compositions and devices can thus be useful for inhibiting or preventing conditions such as urinary tract infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Yaman Boluk, Yang Liu, Xiaohui Sun
  • Patent number: 9743676
    Abstract: A liquid composition for controlling a target pest by aerosol application to a space in need thereof is disclosed. The composition comprises a solid insecticide dissolved in a solvent comprising an essential oil or oils, wherein the solid insecticide is selected from the group consisting of pyrethroid, neonicotinoid and halogenated pyrrole insecticides, and wherein the solid insecticide is present at a concentration sufficient to control the target pest. Methods for controlling a target pest by aerosol application to a space in need thereof are also disclosed, such methods comprising the step of aerosolizing the liquid composition, thereby contacting the space with an insecticidally effective amount of the liquid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AirRx Antimicrobial Sciences Inc.
    Inventor: Linda-Lou O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9555013
    Abstract: The invention includes a method for combating scarring in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject an agent which positively modulates ?2-adrenergic receptor; a method for simultaneously decreasing the amount of TGF?1 and increasing the amount of TGF?3 produced by a fibroblast, the method comprising contacting the fibroblast with an agent which positively modulates ?2-adrenergic receptor; a method for reducing fibroblast differentiation, the method comprising contacting the fibroblast with an agent which positively modulates ?2-adrenergic receptor; and a method of reducing the deposition of collagen in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject an agent which positively modulates ?2-adrenergic receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Leicester
    Inventor: Christine Elaine Pullar
  • Patent number: 9534099
    Abstract: A cellulose sponge cloth containing a net or grid as internal reinforcement is provided, with the sponge cloth further including a uniform distribution of fibers and/or durably softening polymers that are not water-leachable. The sponge cloth is produced by the viscose process by mixing with the fibers and/or the softening polymers and the pore former with cellulose xanthate and forming the resulting sponge cloth raw material into a thin layer. The grid or net is placed onto this layer, followed by a further layer of the sponge cloth raw material. Coagulation and regeneration baths and optional wash baths are used to dissolve the pore former out of the sponge cloth and regenerate the cellulose. The sponge cloth is bend-resistant, it does not break in the dry state. The sponge cloth is envisioned for cleaning and decontamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Kalle GmbH
    Inventors: Leo Mans, Norbert Tueschen
  • Patent number: 9529119
    Abstract: A method permits the fabrication of a silicone-containing copolymer molded article having a hydrophilic surface by cast molding and without employing a high-molecular-weight hydrophilic polymer even when employing a polypropylene mold. The method polymerizes a monomer solution containing a silicone monomer having a (meth)acryloyl group; a hydrophilic monomer having a vinyl group; a crosslinkable monomer; and a polymerization initiator in a cavity of a mold having a hydrophobic cavity surface. The polymerization initiator has a 10-hour half-life temperature of 70° C. or higher and 100° C. or lower, and the polymerization is conducted by maintaining a temperature within a range of from the temperature of the polymerization initiator contained in the monomer solution to 35° C. below the temperature for one hour or more; and maintaining a temperature higher than the temperature of the polymerization initiator contained in the monomer solution for one hour or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Imafuku
  • Patent number: 9527778
    Abstract: A method of hydroponic growing of plants comprising hydroponically growing the plants in the presence of a controlled release hydroponic fertilizer composition. The hydroponic fertilizer composition comprises a polymerically coated controlled release fertilization nutrient formulation wherein the coated formulation has an N-P-K ratio wherein the N-K ratio is substantially balanced and further comprises micronutrients and optionally chelated iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Rosenthal, Eric Morris Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 9427691
    Abstract: A microbial resistant air filter is disclosed. The microbial resistant air filter has air filter media having first and second antimicrobial agents. The first antimicrobial agent is diiodomethyl-p-tolyl sulfone and the second antimicrobial agent is a combination of zinc omadine and thiabendazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: PTI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Gao, Kanwar Suri
  • Patent number: 9426988
    Abstract: Tablet (1) for delivering volatile substances comprising an active ingredient permeated in it, and which is characterized in that it comprises a handle (2) for its placement and removal from an evaporation device (6). Preferably, said handle comprises at least one protrusion (3) that can be housed in a complementary cavity (4) of the evaporation device (6). It permits the tablet, after it has been spent, to be easily removed without using any other element such as, for example, another tablet or a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ZOBELE ESPANA, S.A.
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Ruiz Ballesteros, Cedric Gobber, Montserrat Riera Giner
  • Patent number: 9345811
    Abstract: A medical antimicrobial composition includes a siloxanyl structure-containing polymer and an ammonium group-containing polymer, which is excellent in transparency, flexibility and mechanical properties, and also excellent in adhesion to a base resin with good mechanical properties, particularly to a silicone resin. The medical antimicrobial composition includes an ammonium group-containing polymer compound (A) dispersed in a siloxanyl structure-containing polymer (B) and a medical device comprising the medical antimicrobial composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masataka Nakamura, Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Tsutomu Goshima
  • Patent number: 9137989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pesticidal control device that includes at least one pesticidal active ingredient, cellulose fibers, and a polymer or polymer matrix. The combination of the cellulose fibers with the polymer allows for a higher loading of liquid pesticidal active ingredients within the pesticidal control device, maintains the active ingredient within the control device during transportation, storage and handling, and provides higher efficacy or control of pests during treatment. The pesticidal control device may be an ear tag, collar, or bee strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GMBH
    Inventors: Robert G. Pennington, John Rose, Jochem Rueter
  • Patent number: 9119520
    Abstract: A dishwasher comprises a wash chamber and a water-collecting sump member which is fastened to an opening in a lower end portion of the wash chamber by means of a water-tight connection, wherein the sump member is made at least in part of plastics material and comprises at least one water inlet or outlet opening that is formed as an integral part of the sump member. The dishwasher comprises a water softening device and the sump member comprises a water inlet and an integrated first passage which is formed at least in part of plastics material as an integrally formed part of the sump member for passing water from the water inlet to the water softening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation, N.V.
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Plum, Thomas Brinkmann
  • Publication number: 20150147375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to broad spectrum antiseptic or antimicrobial compositions that may be coated or impregnated on medical articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20150140055
    Abstract: An article comprising a polyelectrolyte complex comprising an interpenetrating network of at least one predominantly positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer and at least one predominantly negatively charged polyelectrolyte polymer, the polyelectrolyte complex further comprising a plurality of closed-shell pores, the plurality of pores having at least one average transverse dimension between about 100 nanometer and about 1000 micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph B. Schlenoff
  • Publication number: 20150140054
    Abstract: A scent delivery system in the form of a scent sampling card in which a fragrance/oil of a scented nature is encapsulated in the form of microscopic beads or scent of scented oil encased in a gelatinous or plastic cell wall, the encapsulation protects the microscopic beads and the scent or fragrance from escaping or migrating out of the card until its intended time of use, and holds both ply closed by bonding to both halves. The card comprises a two ply substrate which sandwiches the area of encapsulated fragrance within. The two ply substrate can be formed of paper stock, or paper stock and another substance, such as a laminate. Once the card is opened, the encapsulation is penetrated, and the capsules of fragrance and scent are ruptured or break open exposing and emitting the fragrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: John DiGREGORIO
  • Patent number: 9034354
    Abstract: Provided are antibacterial and antimicrobial surface coatings and dental materials by utilizing the antimicrobial properties of copper chalcogenide and/or copper halide (CuQ, where Q=chalcogens including oxygen, or halogens, or nothing). An antimicrobial barrier is created by incorporation of CuQ nanoparticles of an appropriate size and at a concentration necessary and sufficient to create a unique bioelectrical environment. The unique bioelectrical environment results in biocidal effectiveness through a multi-factorial mechanism comprising a combination of the intrinsic quantum flux of copper (Cu0, Cu1+, Cu2+) ions and the high surface-to-volume electron sink facilitated by the nanoparticle. The result is the constant quantum flux of copper which manifests and establishes the antimicrobial environment preventing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: MUSC Foundation for Research Development, Clemson University
    Inventors: Walter George Renne, Anthony Samuel Mennito, Michael Gerard Schmidt, Jompobe Vuthiganon, George Chumanov
  • Publication number: 20150125504
    Abstract: Melt blown bicomponent fibers comprising a first thermoplastic polymeric material and a second thermoplastic polymeric material comprising homo- or co-polymer(s) of poly(m-xylene adipamide) or polyphenylene sulfide. The first thermoplastic polymeric material may be one or more homo- or co-polymer(s) of nylon 6 (polycaprolactam), nylon 6,6 (poly(hexamethylene adipamide)), polypropylene, and/or polybutylene terephthalate. A plurality of bicomponent fibers may thermally bonded to one another at spaced apart points of contact to define a porous structure that substantially resists crushing. The nonwoven fabric webs and rovings and self-supporting, three-dimensional porous elements may be formed from the plurality of bicomponent fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Bennett C. Ward, Brenton D. Dillie
  • Publication number: 20150125503
    Abstract: The invention provides improvements of lantibiotics useful for reducing the numbers of microbes or the reproduction of microbes in or on subjects or objects. One embodiment of the invention provides variants of antibiotics wherein the amino acid at position (1) is changed to Ile or Gly, the amino acid at position (4) is changed to an Ala, the amino acid at position (4) is removed, the amino acid at position (5) is changed to an Ala, or wherein, as in the case of MU1140, the amino acid at position (13) is Arg, the Arg at position (13) is substituted with Asp, or combinations of two or more these changes or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Hillman, James Leif Smith, Shawanda R. Wilson-Stanford
  • Publication number: 20150118276
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a chemically strengthened glass having antimicrobial properties and to a method of making such glass. In particular, the disclosure is directed to a chemically strengthened glass with antimicrobial properties and with a low surface energy coating on the glass that does not interfere with the antimicrobial properties of the glass. The antimicrobial has an Ag ion concentration on the surface in the range of greater than zero to 0.047 ?g/cm2. The glass has particular applications as antimicrobial shelving, table tops and other applications in hospitals, laboratories and other institutions handling biological substances, where color in the glass is not a consideration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, David Lathrop Morse, Wageesha Senaratne, Florence Christine Monique Verrier, Ying Wei
  • 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.
  • Publication number: 20150093427
    Abstract: An insecticidal polymer matrix containing Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) and deltamethrin (DM), wherein the ratio between the content of PBO and the content of DM in terms of weight is higher than 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, Michael Stanley Pedersen, Matthieu Zellweger, Sebastien Gouin, Sicco Dirk Roorda, Thi Quynh Chi Phan
  • Publication number: 20150044267
    Abstract: A filter material for entrapping particles and actively affecting the trapped particles within the filter. The fabric has a blend of hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers and non-superabsorbent hydrophilic fibers that is sufficiently porous as to allow gaseous flow through the fabric. The fabric having a thickness and the fabric has as a coating of a mixture of a chemically or physically active compound and a liquid carrier forming an active composition on both the outer surface of the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers, and the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers have a central volume also retaining the active composition. The central volume of the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers acting as a reservoir for replacement of the active compound into the coating when concentration of active compounds in the coating are reduced to a concentration less than concentrations of the active compound within the central volume; and the liquid carrier is an aqueous liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: LIBERMAN DISTRIBUTING AND MANUFACTURING CO., D/B/A LIDCO PRODUCTS ("LIDCO")
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Robert M. Hume, Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20150024019
    Abstract: The disclosure provides polymers having antimicrobial activity and articles with the polymers coated thereon. The polymers include a first pendant group comprising a first cationic component, a second pendant group comprising a nonpolar component, and a third pendant group comprising an organosilane component. The disclosure also includes methods of coating medical device articles and body fluid-receiving substrates with the antimicrobial polymers. The methods further include the use of adhesion-promoting components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Mahfuza B. Ali, Naiyong Jing, Valeri Lirine, Pradnya V. Nagarkar, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Nancy S. Lennhoff, Matthew T. Scholz, Ranjani V. Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 8936802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a molded article which is shaped of a polymer composition comprising 100 parts by weight of an olefin-based polymer, and 0.01 to 100 parts by weight of a C10-90 saturated chain hydrocarbon and/or liquid paraffin and 0.01 to 200 parts by weight of a releasable active compound per 100 parts by weight of said olefin-based polymer, and which is drawn at a draw ratio of 2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shizuto Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 8926999
    Abstract: This invention pertains to method for imparting a durable antimicrobial activity to substrates, particularly textiles. An acetate-free metal and peroxide antimicrobial treatment formulation is prepared from a metal derivative, hydrogen peroxide and a source of hydroxide ion. The substrate is treated with the composition and dried to afford the treated substrate with antimicrobial activity. Zinc salts, ions, or complexes are preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Albina Mikhaylova, Susan Leander, Bernd Liesenfeld, Gerald M. Olderman
  • Publication number: 20150004203
    Abstract: A solid material adapted to kill bacteria in planktonic, spore and biofilm states is lethal toward a wide spectrum of gram positive and gram negative bacteria as well as other microbes. The solid material includes a significant amount of one or more surfactants entrained in a crosslinked polymeric network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NEXT SCIENCE, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Franco Myntti
  • Publication number: 20140377318
    Abstract: Methods and systems for killing or inhibiting pathogens present in treatments area including but not limited to the nasal cavity, the vaginal area, and the anal area. The methods feature introducing a substrate with an antimicrobial metal into the treatment area. The substrate may be coated, lined, plated, or clad with the antimicrobial metal, either partially or entirely. Or, the substrate itself may be an antimicrobial metal. Antimicrobial metals include but are not limited to copper, zinc, silver, gold, and certain metal alloys. The step of directly contacting the substrate with antimicrobial metal to the treatment area kills or inhibits present pathogens. The antimicrobial metal may leave a trace amount of residue, which may continue to kill or inhibit pathogens after the system has been removed from the treatment area or penetrate into deeper layers of the treatment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: S. Douglas Cornell
  • Publication number: 20140370067
    Abstract: The invention relates to means and methods for the disinfection of an insertion channel to prevent in particular catheter sepsis, which significantly reduces the carry-over of germs even out of deeper skin layers by means of medical instruments, such as catheters, to be introduced into non-natural openings and also permits the decontamination of perioperatively contaminated medical instruments. The disinfection of the insertion channel is achieved by means of a method for the perioperative coating of a medical instrument to be inserted into an invasively produced bodily opening before use, comprising the application of a preferably viscous or foam-like composition containing at least one anti-infective compound, preferably a gel having octenidine, by means of an applicator, such that when said gel is used, the composition is also specifically effective in the first millimeters of the insertion channel. Furthermore, an immediate disinfecting action is provided over the entire coated surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan Margraf, Jan Stange
  • Patent number: 8906398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insecticide-containing fabric containing at least one embedded insecticidally active ingredient in the polymeric matrix and having excellent wash resistance, and also to the products produced from this fabric and to their use for protecting humans, animals and plants against arthropods, particularly for controlling insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Rainer Sonneck, Thomas Böcker, Karin Horn, Guenther Nentwig, Maren Heinemann, Thomas König
  • Patent number: 8906400
    Abstract: An insecticidal polymer matrix containing Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) and deltamethrin (DM), wherein the ratio between the content of PBO and the content of DM in terms of weight is higher than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vestergaard Frandsen SA
    Inventors: Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, Michael Stanley Pedersen, Matthieu Zellweger, Sebastien Gouin, Sicco Dirk Roorda, Thi Quynh Chi Phan
  • Publication number: 20140356406
    Abstract: Described herein are glass or glass-ceramic articles having improved antimicrobial efficacy. Further described are methods of making and using the improved articles. The improved articles generally include a glass or glass-ceramic substrate, a compressive stress layer that extends inward from a surface of the glass or glass-ceramic substrate to a first depth therein, and an antimicrobial agent-containing region that extends inward from the surface of the glass or glass-ceramic substrate to a second depth therein. The antimicrobial agent-containing region may include at least one of a plurality of ion exchanged-copper ions and a plurality of ion exchanged-silver ions, arranged in a predetermined portion of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mallanagouda Dyamanagouda Patil, Christine Coulter Wolcott
  • Patent number: 8889116
    Abstract: A dispenser for an animal attractant including: a housing, wherein the housing includes a chamber for containing a spool; a spool, wherein the spool is associated with the chamber of the housing, and wherein the spool is associated with a deer attractant; and wherein the deer attractant includes a substrate, wherein the substrate is associated with an agent wherein the agent includes a deer attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Deer On A String, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel D. Potgeter, Michael A. Rose, David L. Ver Burg, John E. Bramer
  • Publication number: 20140335140
    Abstract: A composition and method for the controlled release of natural plant oils (essential oils) from a wax matrix to repel insects, arachnids, and other arthropods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: VERUTEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: George E. Hoag, Douglas K. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140328891
    Abstract: Medical implants are provided which release a fluoropyrimidine or an analog thereof, thereby inhibiting or reducing the incidence of infection associated with the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: William L. Hunter, David M. Gravett, Philip M. Toleikis, Richard T. Liggins, Troy A.E. Loss
  • Publication number: 20140328890
    Abstract: The present invention is compositions, methods of use, methods of treating, and articles of manufacture that include at least one silver iodate for imparting antimicrobial properties, particularly as it relates to the manufacture, use, and properties of medical devices. The invention also includes obtaining and using one or more silver iodate reaction products from a diperiodatoargentate, wherein the reaction products are obtained using a hydrothermal reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Merle E. Olson, Justin J. Anderson, Patricia L. Nadworny, Amin M. Omar
  • Publication number: 20140322285
    Abstract: The invention provides for a low pH disinfectant composition that includes a relatively low amount of alcohol. Also provided is an article of manufacture that includes a textile and the composition, as well as methods of using the composition and article of manufacture (e.g., for reducing the number of microbes located upon a substrate, for killing or inhibiting a broad spectrum of microorganisms, for killing or inhibiting spore forming bacteria, and/or for disinfecting a substrate). The composition can optionally include a stable residual antimicrobial compound, thereby providing a combination of high-level disinfection and long-lasting residual effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Huyen Phuong Bui, Adam W. Hauser, Thomas M. Gentle, John J. Matta
  • Publication number: 20140294907
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for preventing biofilm formation on a surface. The present disclosure also relates to anti-biofilm forming agents, to methods of producing and using them, and to anti-fouling coatings produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia K. Bruno
  • Patent number: 8840911
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to moisturizing hand sanitizers including alcohols that are effective in killing microorganisms while providing a moisturizing benefit to the user's skin. More particularly, the alcohol-based hand sanitizers include a high internal phase emulsion which allows moisturizers or skin protectants such as emollients and/or silicones to be stably incorporated into the sanitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Scott W. Wenzel, Corey Thomas Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8840912
    Abstract: Disclosure is provided for 1,4,5-substituted amino imidazole compounds useful to control microbial growth, compositions including these compounds, devices including these compounds, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Christian Melander, Zhaoming Su, Lingling Peng
  • Publication number: 20140271763
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are marine bacterial substances, methods, and medical devices that inhibit biofilm growth and/or formation. Substances of the present disclosure are products or byproducts of P3-2 (ATCC PTA-6763), P4-4 (ATCC PTA-6682), P5-2 (ATCC PTA-6764), or P6-6 (ATCC PTA-6766) marine bacterial isolates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia K. Burzell
  • Publication number: 20140271762
    Abstract: A disinfectant wipe is provided including a substrate that is substantially free of polyamides, and an acid anionic disinfectant is adsorbed to the substrate such that the disinfectant readily releases from the substrate to allow at least 65% delivery of the disinfectant when wiped on a surface. The substrate may be a woven, nonwoven, knit fabric, a foam, sponge or film composition and may be formed from polyester, polypropylene, nylon, cotton, rayon, acrylic, or combinations thereof. The acid anionic disinfectant has a pH below 7, below 5, below 3 and below 2. The substrate used to prepare the disinfectant wipe is not pretreated with the disinfectant or a release composition before applying the disinfectant. That is, the disinfectant is not applied and re-applied to ensure release onto a surface. In an embodiment of the invention acid anionic disinfectant is an antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: David D. McSherry, Junzhong Li, Richard K. Staub, Joy G. Herdt, Sherri L. Tischler
  • Patent number: 8834910
    Abstract: Provided are a sustained release dispenser which can control the release of sex pheromone simultaneously toward two or more species of insect pests and can also release the sex pheromone in response to the generation period of insect pest and the pest control method toward two or more insect pests. Provided specifically is a sex pheromone sustained release dispenser comprising two or more sex pheromone substances, each substance being aliphatic derivative having 10 to 20 carbons, and first and second chambers wherein some or all of the sex pheromone substance having a smallest carbon number excluding a carbon number in a functional group is contained in a first polymer chamber and the remainder is contained in a second polymer chamber. Provided also is a pest control method for using the sex pheromone sustained release dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hojo, Kinya Ogawa, Noboru Aiba, Takehiko Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20140256382
    Abstract: A touch screen and a cellular telephone are provided that may include one or more surfaces coated with an antimicrobial treatment, which may include a silane quaternary ammonium salt and isopropyl alcohol. The silane quaternary ammonium salt may initially include an unreacted organofunctional silane that subsequently reacts with and covalently bonds to the surfaces of the touch screen, such as 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride. Methods are also provided for coating, or otherwise integrating the antimicrobial treatment on or within a touch screen and a cellular telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick E. Eddy