Powder Or Dust Containing Patents (Class 424/46)
  • Patent number: 11278492
    Abstract: Methods are provided for acute treatment of agitation, including agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, comprising administering to a subject with agitation an effective dose of a dry pharmaceutical composition comprising olanzapine, wherein the dose is administered by an intranasal delivery device that provides, following intranasal administration, (a) a mean peak plasma olanzapine concentration (Cmax) of at least 30 ng/mL, with (b) a mean time to Cmax (Tmax) of olanzapine of less than 0.5 hours. Dry pharmaceutical compositions and devices suitable for intranasal delivery of olanzapine are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Impel Neuropharma, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Hoekman, Kelsey H. Satterly, Inna Dashevsky, Aditya R. Das
  • Patent number: 11257630
    Abstract: According to a novel fabrication method, a new composition of matter includes a large percentage (e.g., 75% or higher percentage) of primary nanoparticles in the new composition of matter. The novel fabrication method reduces the size of nanoparticle clusters in material of the new composition of matter, allows fabrication of specific nanoparticle cluster sizes, and allows fabrication of primary nanoparticles. This new composition of matter can include a high permittivity and high resistivity dielectric compound. This new composition of matter, according to certain examples, has high permittivity, high resistivity, and low leakage current. In certain examples, the new composition of matter constitutes a dielectric energy storage device that is a battery with very high energy density, high operating voltage per cell, and an extended battery life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Blue Horizons Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Frank
  • Patent number: 11253472
    Abstract: Oral cannabinoid formulations, including an aqueous-based oral dronabinol solution, that are stable at room or refrigerated temperatures and may possess improved in vivo absorption profiles with faster onset and lower inter-subject variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Benuvia Therapeutics LLC
    Inventors: Venkat R. Goskonda, Ashok Chavan, Amit Kokate, Howard Gill
  • Patent number: 11241386
    Abstract: A wound sealing powder, method of making a wound sealing powder, and method of using a wound sealing powder to reduce blood flow from a wound are provided. Specifically, the wound sealing powder utilizes a particulate powder material of an effective amount of an insoluble cation exchange material wherein the majority of the particles in the powder have particle sizes of less than approximately 48 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Biolife, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kurt Vadelund, Talmadge Kelly Keene, Mark Travi
  • Patent number: 11233246
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electrode including a polymer matrix and a catalyst including metal nanoparticles and a conductive polymer shell and, a method of preparing the same. According to various exemplary embodiments of the present invention, various hybrid nano-composites may be formed by a combination of other conductive polymers than P3HT with metal nanoparticles. For example, the method may include selectively disposing metal nanoparticles to a surface modified conductive polymer including a block copolymer of two or more types of conductive polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: You Jung Song, Hong Seok Yun, Jin Seong Kim, Bum Joon Kim, Young Kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 11219919
    Abstract: In some variations, the invention provides a method of depositing nanoparticles on a substrate, comprising: providing a substrate having a positive or negative surface charge; optionally depositing a polymer on the substrate, wherein the polymer has opposite charge polarity compared to the substrate; and simultaneously depositing first nanoparticles and second nanoparticles onto the substrate, wherein the first nanoparticles and the second nanoparticles have opposite charge polarities during depositing. Other variations provide a method of depositing a layer of nanoparticles on a substrate, the method comprising: providing a substrate having a positive or negative surface charge; providing faceted nanoparticles; preparing a nanoparticle solution containing the nanoparticles; and adjusting surface charge of the nanoparticles by changing the solution pH to reduce the magnitude of average zeta potential of the nanoparticles, thereby causing aggregation of the nanoparticles onto the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Shanying Cui, Adam F. Gross, Florian G. Herrault
  • Patent number: 11207477
    Abstract: Formulations containing pharmaceutical active agent, propellant, and water at least partially adsorbed on or absorbed within one or more nylon pellets or nylon components of, for example, an inhaler such as a metered dose inhaler. Canisters, typically sealed canisters, containing such formulations. Inhalers, such as metered dose inhalers, containing such canisters. Methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kindeva Drug Delivery L.P.
    Inventor: Peter D. Hodson
  • Patent number: 11186424
    Abstract: A hand held spray device is disclosed. The spray device includes a body with a reservoir, an actuator with an actuator exit orifice, a valve in fluid communication with the actuator exit orifice and the reservoir and a propellant and antiperspirant composition stored in the reservoir. The propellant has a concentration from about 30% to about 70% by weight of the total fill of materials stored within the reservoir and a boiling point at 1 atmosphere from about ?10° C. to about 10° C. The antiperspirant composition includes a liquid carrier and an antiperspirant active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Frederick Swaile, Elton Luis Menon
  • Patent number: 11173115
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward respirable dry powders and particles for systemic delivery of pharmaceutically active agents or delivery to the respiratory tract. The dry powders contain one or more monovalent metal cations (such as Na+), are small and dispersible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pulmatrix Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean C. Sung, Michael M. Lipp
  • Patent number: 11154535
    Abstract: Disclosed are gel compositions suitable for the topical administration of an active compound having poor solubility and skin penetration, for example, of a COX-2 inhibitor compounds, processes of preparation thereof and methods of use thereof for the treatment of indications treatable by the active compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: EGIS Pharmaceuticals PLC
    Inventors: Endre Mikulásik, Tamás Spaits, Ágota Szakálynè Sinka
  • Patent number: 10987357
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are formulations of fluoroquinolones suitable for aerosolization and use of such formulations for aerosol administration of fluoroquinolone antimicrobials for the treatment of pulmonary bacterial infections. In particular, inhaled levofloxacin specifically formulated and delivered for bacterial infections of the lungs is described. Methods include inhalation protocols and manufacturing procedures for production and use of the compositions described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Horizon Orphan, LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Surber, Keith A. Bostian, Michael N. Dudley, Olga Rodny, David C. Griffith
  • Patent number: 10973781
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to epinephrine spray formulations. The present invention is further directed to methods of treating anaphylaxis by administering epinephrine spray formulations to subjects in need of such treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS USA INC.
    Inventors: Thrimoorthy Potta, Craig Bastian, Ningxin Yan, Venkat Goskonda, Chandeshwari Chilampalli, Rachana Inavolu, Eshwaran Narayanan
  • Patent number: 10945972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to active substances in particulate form, to methods for preparing them and to their uses. The present invention provides particulate powders, such as might be of use for delivery using a dry powder inhaler (DPI) or similar delivery device, having properties which may be beneficial to the DPI delivery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Peter York, Boris Yu Shekunov, Mahboob Ur Rehman, Jane Catherine Feeley
  • Patent number: 10898576
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inhalable pharmaceutical composition comprising a glucocorticoid and a polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified interleukin-2 for treating a respiratory disease. The invention further provides an application of a PEG-modified interleukin-2 for preparing a pharmaceutical composition for enhancing the efficacy of a glucocorticoid in treating the respiratory disease. The invention also provides a method for treating the respiratory disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Yanhui Xie
  • Patent number: 10894971
    Abstract: A method for the production of pullulan soft capsules eliminates the need to dry pullulan solid product, thereby reducing the equipment cost and energy consumption. The pullulan raw material production can be linked directly with the soft capsule production to provide a unique approach for soft capsule formation. The purified pullulan fermentation fluid can be directly used in soft capsule preparation, thus removing the need for a melting process. On the one hand, the method can decrease material consumption, save the cost of equipment and labor, reduce production time and increase productivity. On the other hand, the method can reduce the fluctuating of raw material quality in the re-melting process and guarantee a more stable soft capsule production and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LEFAN CAPSULE INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Xianyu Yun, Sheng Wang, Zhongming Fang, Fei Wang, Peiyong Liu, Xiaosan Cao, Zhidong Lu
  • Patent number: 10857169
    Abstract: Powder formulations for inhalation which comprise microparticles containing an antibiotic and magnesium stearate are useful for the treatment of bacterial infections associated with certain pulmonary diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A.
    Inventors: David Morton, Qi Zhou, Rossella Musa
  • Patent number: 10758582
    Abstract: A method and formulation for delivering an active analgesic compound, such as an opiate, in a vaporized state using low temperatures to vaporize the formulation. The formulation contains an inert non-reactive compound that lowers the heat of vaporization of the formulation, and the active compound. The formulation may optionally contain glycerin, alcohol, and/or water. Examples of inert non-reactive compounds that can sufficiently lower the heat of vaporization of the formulation include propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and polysorbate. The formulation can be vaporized using a hand-held low temperature vaporizer or atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: XTEN CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Chinhak Chong, William P. Bartkowski, Marshall A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10744280
    Abstract: A pulmonary drug delivery system is disclosed, including a breath-powered, dry powder inhaler, with or without a cartridge for delivering a dry powder formulation. The inhaler and cartridge can be provided with a drug delivery formulation comprising, for example, a diketopiperazine and an active ingredient, including, small organic molecules, peptides and proteins, including, hormones such as insulin and glucagon-like peptide 1 for the treatment of disease and disorders, for example, diseases and disorders, including endocrine disease such as diabetes and/or obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Chad C. Smutney, Benoit Adamo, Brendan F. Laurenzi, P. Spencer Kinsey
  • Patent number: 10736953
    Abstract: Viruses, and particularly genetically engineered, replication deficient viruses such as adenoviruses, poxviruses, MVA viruses, and baculoviruses which encode one or more antigens of interest, such as TB, malarial, and HIV antigens, are spray dried with a mannitol-cyclodextrin-trehalose-dextran (MCTD) to form a powder where the viability of the viruses are maintained at a suitable level for mass vaccinations after spray drying, and where the viability of the viruses are maintained at suitable level over a period of storage time, even in the presence of humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Jin, Eric I-Fu Tsao
  • Patent number: 10729647
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for making an inhaled pharmaceutical composition with improved powder handling properties comprising a stearate, a method of preparing such a composition, and the use of such a stearate in a composition when dispensed into a receptacle for use in a dry powder inhaler receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vectura Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Green
  • Patent number: 10722573
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods of treating, inhibiting or attenuating a microbial infection in an individual who has or is at risk for developing such an infection, comprising the step of administering an effective amount of a StIR composition to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Burton Dickey, Michael Tuvim, Scott Evans
  • Patent number: 10695301
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions, including, hydrogel compositions useful as topical oral analgesics including cannabinoids and menthol in a composition formulated to be administrable to a non-human animal rectally as a suppository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Babak Ghalili
  • Patent number: 10688275
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for delivering coffee-derived volatiles to a user, particularly for the treatment of addiction. The coffee volatiles are selected and delivered by devices and systems which allow for concentrated delivery to the olfactory system of the user in a controlled manner. The olfactory system is the part of the sensory system used for smelling or olfaction. Olfaction of such coffee volatiles in this prescribed fashion stimulates the reward system of the brain such that a specific desired outcome is achieved. In some embodiments, the desired outcome is a reduction in addiction symptoms or curbing of a sensation of addiction withdrawal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Jorge Neval Moll Neto
    Inventor: Jorge Neval Moll Neto
  • Patent number: 10676418
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a method for efficiently producing uniform microparticles of curcumin and/or ?-oryzanol at a higher yield. The target microparticles are produced by dissolving a starting material in a solvent to give a starting material solution and then subjecting the starting material solution to crystallization by a poor solvent method to thereby deposit the starting material. To prepare the starting material solution, curcumin and/or ?-oryzanol are used as the starting material(s) and ethanol is used as the solvent. The starting material(s) and the solvent are stirred in a pressurized state at a temperature of 78.3-130° C. inclusive to give the starting material solution. Then, the starting material solution thus obtained is subjected to crystallization by the poor solvent method and thus the target microparticles are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: M. TECHNIQUE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Enomura, Kaeko Araki
  • Patent number: 10653704
    Abstract: This invention provides a process for preparing an inhalable active pharmaceutical ingredient comprising the steps of heating a suspension of an active pharmaceutical ingredient in a liquefied propellant in a vessel, evaporating the propellant and collecting the resultant powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Mukul Dalvi, Jacquelyn McCabe
  • Patent number: 10603277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nanoparticulate formulation comprising a transient receptor potential ankyrin-1 receptor (“TRPA1”) antagonist. Particularly, the present invention relates to a nanoparticulate formulation comprising a thienopyrimidinedione derivative as a TRPA1 antagonist and a surface stabilizer; a process for preparing such formulation; and its use in treating a respiratory disorder or pain in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A.
    Inventors: Ulhas Rameshchandra Dhuppad, Sunil Sudhakar Chaudhari, Suresh Mahadev Rajurkar, Nilesh Jayantilal Jain
  • Patent number: 10590184
    Abstract: This invention reveals the potential applications of modified porcine plasma fibronectin that could be applied as a safe material for clinical wound healing and tissue repair. In order to seek safe sources of plasma fibronectin for practical consideration in wound dressing, this invention isolated and modified fibronectin from porcine plasma and demonstrated that modified porcine plasma fibronectin has similar ability as homo plasma fibronectin being as a suitable substrate for stimulation of cell adhesion and directed cell migration. The present invention also reveals a material and a pharmaceutical composition enhance wound healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Jean-Cheng Kuo
  • Patent number: 10471118
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition includes a retinylamine derivative having the following formula (I): where R1 is an amino acid residue, a dipeptide or a tripeptide that is linked to the retinylamine by an amide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Krzysztof Palczewski, Zheng-Rong Lu
  • Patent number: 10420722
    Abstract: Dry powder vancomycin compositions and methods for administering and preparing such compositions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAVARA INC.
    Inventors: John Lord, Jaakko Taneli Jouhikainen, Herman E. Snyder, Pravin Soni, Mei-Chang Kuo
  • Patent number: 10406171
    Abstract: The present invention is synergistic antibiotic compositions having pH adjusted profiles for manufacturing combination, and administration, particularly for patients at risk or suffering from ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and ventilator associated tracheal (VAT) bronchitis. Antibiotic compositions containing fosfomycin and aminoglycosides having individually predetermined and selected pH ranges are manufactured and stored for in combination prior to aerosolization, preferably with a specially designed in-line nebulizer attached to a ventilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAVARA INC.
    Inventor: Alan Bruce Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10359175
    Abstract: The present application relates to a light-emitting film, a method of manufacturing the same, a lighting device and a display device. The present application may provide a light-emitting film capable of providing a lighting device having excellent color purity and efficiency and an excellent color characteristic. The characteristics of the light-emitting film of the present application may be stably and excellently maintained for a long time. The light-emitting film of the present application may be used for various uses including photovoltaic applications, an optical filter or an optical converter, as well as various lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Gyun Kwon, Moon Soo Park, Su Young Ryu
  • Patent number: 10286065
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to compositions and methods for treating viral infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, PULMOTECT, INC.
    Inventors: Burton Dickey, Scott Evans, Brian Gilbert, Diane Markesich, Brenton Scott, Michael Tuvim
  • Patent number: 10265293
    Abstract: Oral cannabinoid formulations, including an aqueous-based oral dronabinol solution, that are stable at room or refrigerated temperatures and may possess improved in vivo absorption profiles with faster onset and lower inter-subject variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INSYS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Venkat R. Goskonda, Ashok Chavan, Amit Kokate, Howard Gill
  • Patent number: 10219613
    Abstract: A method of magnetically induced removal of hair from a brush, wherein the method is comprised of the steps of applying a ferrofluid composition onto a portion of a user's hair; brushing the ferrofluid composition coated hair with a hair brush having a plurality of bristles; placing a magnetized hair brush base having a plurality of openings over the bristles such that the plurality of openings aligns with and interacts with the plurality of bristles such that substantially any of the user's hair that is located within the bristles is attracted towards the magnetized hair brush base; and removing the user's hair from the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Vidhyasai Annem
  • Patent number: 10195149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous process for preparing microspheres and microspheres prepared thereby, and in particular, a process for preparing microspheres comprising steps of injecting a first emulsion and a second emulsion at the same time to form microspheres instantaneously, applying high pressure to the microspheres formed, and injecting the microspheres into an agitator, wherein the steps can be carried out continuously, and microspheres prepared thereby. When microspheres are prepared using the method of the present invention, scale variables, which have been the biggest disadvantage in existing preparation methods of microspheres, can be significantly reduced, drug encapsulation efficiency can be improved, and small and uniform particles can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CJ HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi Mi Kim, Sun Kyung Lim, Mi Ran Park, Young Joon Park, Seung Hee Baek, Hyun Woo Shin
  • Patent number: 10188614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to active substances in particulate form, to methods for preparing them and to their uses. The present invention provides particulate powders, such as might be of use for delivery using a dry powder inhaler (DPI) or similar delivery device, having properties which may be beneficial to the DPI delivery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Peter York, Boris Yu Shekunov, Mahboob Ur Rehman, Jane Catherine Feeley
  • Patent number: 10188612
    Abstract: The invention provides microparticles for use in a pharmaceutical composition for pulmonary administration, each microparticle comprising a particle of an active substance having, on its surface, particles of a hydrophobic material suitable for delaying the dissolution of the active substance. The invention also provides a method for making the microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Vectura Limited
    Inventors: John Nicholas Staniforth, Haggis Harris, David Alexander Vodden Morton, Robin Bannister
  • Patent number: 10172773
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reducing or avoiding staining in or on clothing caused by a cosmetic or dermatological preparation comprising one or more antiperspirant substances and/or of improving the ability of stains in or on clothing which are caused at least in part by said preparation to be washed out from the clothing. The method comprises including in the preparation one or more cationic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Michael Urban, Heike Miertsch, Stefan Biel, Sabine Kuehne, Stefan Bruening, Rolf Kawa
  • Patent number: 10159645
    Abstract: Aerosol formulations comprising glycopyrronium bromide in combination with formoterol are useful for the prevention or treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The formulation further comprises a HFA propellant, a co-solvent, and an amount of inorganic acid sufficient to stabilize both the glycopyrronium bromide and the formoterol components. Optionally the formulation may further comprise beclometasone dipropionate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sauro Bonelli, Francesca Usberti, Enrico Zambelli
  • Patent number: 10119135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of microRNAs of the miR-148 family that are involved in the pathogenesis of chronic pulmonary diseases. The present invention relates to micro RNA of the miR-148 family selected from miR-148a, miR-148b and miR-152 for use in the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention and/or therapy of a chronic pulmonary disease. The present invention further relates to miR-148 inhibitors, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such inhibitors, their use in preventing and/or treating chronic pulmonary diseases, and methods for preventing and/or treating chronic pulmonary diseases. The present invention further relates to transgenic, non-human mammals and methods for identifying modulators of miR-148 and methods for diagnosis and/or prognosis of chronic pulmonary diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG
    Inventors: Marcus Mall, Raman Agrawal, Martina Muckenthaler
  • Patent number: 10105300
    Abstract: Disclosed is cosmetic or dermatological preparation which is present as an aerosol spray and comprises one or more antiperspirant substances and one or more cationic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Michael Urban, Heike Miertsch, Stefan Biel, Sabine Kuehne, Stefan Bruening, Rolf Kawa
  • Patent number: 10092512
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating and delivering medicinal formulations using an inhaler. The composition includes a space filled flocculated suspension having one or more flocculated particles of one or more active agents and a hydrofluoroalkane propellant. A portion of the one or more flocculated particles is templated by the formation of hydrofluoroalkane droplets upon atomization and the templated floc compacts upon the evaporation of the hydrofluoroalkane propellant to form a porous particle for deep lung delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Keith P. Johnston, Joshua Engstrom, Jasmine Rowe, Alan B. Watts, Robert O. Williams, III
  • Patent number: 10092557
    Abstract: A nimodipine injection concentrate and diluted formulation comprises nimodipine (base or salt), an effective amount of a hydrophilic surfactant, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for injection which is an aqueous solution, an organic solvent, an oil, or a cyclodextrin, such that the nimodipine is substantially contained in a concentrated injection solution, suspension, emulsion or complex as a micelle or a colloidal particle or an inclusion complex and the formulation is stable and clear. In certain embodiments, the hydrophilic surfactant is polysorbate 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Nortic Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: S. George Kottayil, Amresh Kumar, Prasanna Sunthankar, Vimal Kavuru
  • Patent number: 10081060
    Abstract: A method of reducing silver(I) salts to silver nanoparticles employing a carbohydrate reductant in the presence of an inorganic base, a surfactant and optionally a polymer. The method is performed in an aqueous solution at a temperature up to 60° C. and for a duration of up to 40 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Hassan Amroun Ewais, Iqbal Mohamed Ismail
  • Patent number: 10022323
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for making an inhaled pharmaceutical composition with improved powder handling properties comprising a stearate, a method of preparing such a composition, and the use of such a stearate in a composition when dispensed into a receptacle for use in a dry powder inhaler receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: VECTURA LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Green
  • Patent number: 10020807
    Abstract: Reduction/oxidation reagents have been found to be effective to chemically cure a sparse metal nanowire film into a fused metal nanostructured network through evidently a ripening type process. The resulting fused network can provide desirable low sheet resistances while maintaining good optical transparency. The transparent conductive films can be effectively applied as a single conductive ink or through sequential forming of a metal nanowire film with the subsequent addition of a fusing agent. The fused metal nanowire films can be effectively patterned, and the patterned films can be useful in devices, such as touch sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: C3NANO INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Virkar, Xiqiang Yang, Ying-Syi Li, Dennis McKean, Melburne C. LeMieux
  • Patent number: 10004690
    Abstract: The present invention provides administrable microparticles in vivo through a medical conduit, a composition comprising the same, and a manufacturing method therefor. The microparticles of the present invention have an advantage that a clogging phenomenon does not occur for an endoscopic administration through a spray apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: UTAH-INHA DDS & ADVANCED THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH CENTER
    Inventors: Eunhye Lee, Keun Su Kim, Don Haeng Lee, Young Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 9855212
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to formulations comprising dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) alone or in combination with methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and one or more therapeutic agents, and uses of such formulations to treat infectious diseases. In several embodiments, such formulations are effective in treating drug-resistant infectious diseases, for example, drug-resistant tuberculosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Abela Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Colette Cozean, Rodney Benjamin, Anthony Keller, Jeff Varelman
  • Patent number: 9761771
    Abstract: The present application relates to a light-emitting film, a method of manufacturing the same, a lighting device and a display device. The present application may provide a light-emitting film capable of providing a lighting device having excellent color purity and efficiency and an excellent color characteristic. The characteristics of the light-emitting film of the present application may be stably and excellently maintained for a long time. The light-emitting film of the present application may be used for various uses including photovoltaic applications, an optical filter or an optical converter, as well as various lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Gyun Kwon, Su Young Ryu, Moon Soo Park, Seong Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9750789
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for treating a subject suffering from tuberculosis which comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising an amount of an inhibitor of a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in an amount effective to treat the subject, such that the therapeutic effect of said composition is different than the therapeutic effect attributable to the antibiotic properties of said composition. The present invention also provides a method for reducing or inhibiting destruction of lung extracellular matrix in a subject comprising administering to the subject at risk for such destruction a composition comprising an amount of an inhibitor of a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in an amount effective to reduce or inhibit destruction of lung extracellular matrix in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Jeanine D'armiento, Paul Elkington, Jon S. Friedland