Chewing Gum Type Patents (Class 424/48)
  • Patent number: 11147751
    Abstract: The present invention provides mouthwash or mouthrinse compositions comprising one or more structuring agents selected from: a colloidal gum, a cellulosic polymer, an acrylate polymer, or a clay or fine particulate, and an orally acceptable aqueous carrier. In some embodiments, the total concentration of the one or more structuring agents is less than 5%, by weight, of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Paloma Pimenta, Jason Nesta
  • Patent number: 11123267
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental composition for use as a dental retraction material comprising filler(s), paste forming liquid(s) and guanidinyl-containing polymer(s). The dental composition is typically stored in a capsule with a thin nozzle enabling the delivery of the material in the sulcus of a tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter U. Osswald, Henning Hoffmann, Peter Bissinger, Joachim W. Zech, George W. Griesgraber
  • Patent number: 11110131
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials for treating lung conditions induced by inhalable insulin therapy. For example, compositions including a dried amnion tissue preparation and/or a dried stem cell preparation as well as methods for using such compositions to treat inhalable insulin induced lung conditions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Gary M. Petrucci
  • Patent number: 11110045
    Abstract: A chewable composition for teeth-whitening comprising a first region and a second region separated by a barrier layer; the first region comprising carbamide peroxide having water content of about 2% or less, a wetting agent (e.g., glycerin), an anhydrous chewing gum base having water content of about 1% or less, an anhydrous fruit acid, and one or more gum additives; and the second region comprising a chewable composition comprising a gum base, a source of bicarbonate ion, and one or more gum additives. A kit comprising separate chewable compositions corresponding to the first and second regions, and methods for whitening teeth using the chewable composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Arnold
  • Patent number: 11078115
    Abstract: Sealants for insulated glass units or solar panels are disclosed. The sealant comprises polyisobutylene and a polymer which is a copolymer obtained from the polymerisation of at least one ethylenically-unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon monomer and at least one monomer containing a maleic anhydride moiety. The copolymer comprises at least one amphiphilic polymer side chain. Processes for producing the sealants for insulated glass units or solar panels are also disclosed. Insulted glass units and solar panels comprising the sealant are also disclosed. Processes for producing the insulated glass units and solar panels comprising the sealant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TREMCO ILLBRUCK LIMITED
    Inventors: John Michael Hudson, Rodney Ralph Brooks, Isabelle Anne Marie Sagnat, David Alan Pears, Magdalena Agnieszka Warunek
  • Patent number: 11071310
    Abstract: A collection of therapies that are useful in a speech pathology setting, the common denominator of the therapies is that they each make use of chewing gum. Chewing gum administered to a patient can be used to treat swallowing disorders and oral motor impairments. In a major aspect of the invention, a series or kit of chewing gums of varying hardness can be used to treat mastication disorders. The gum exercise program will use the varying gum hardnesses as exercises for the muscles of the mouth, mastication, oral motor, sensory/stimulation, and swallowing therapeutic interventions. The instant therapies are more functional than existing dysphagia and oral motor interventions because they are similar to masticating real food by eliciting saliva production and taste buds from the gustatory response of the lemon and sour flavors. In addition, for sensory/stimulation exercises, the varying degrees of gum hardness, along with the lemon and other flavors, provide sensory feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Natalie Marie Lutz
  • Patent number: 11066424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid forms of a substituted benzoxaborole compound, specifically crystalline forms of a compound of formula I, compositions comprising crystalline forms of the compound of formula (I), and methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Boragen, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Yu Liu, Marissa Caroline Aubrey, Yong-Kang Zhang, Michael Samuels
  • Patent number: 11065244
    Abstract: Tetrahydroberberine (THB), isolated from the Chinese herb “Corydalis ambigua”, exhibits a variety of pharmacological effects, although mechanisms of action are unclear or entirely unknown. Described herein are novel methods of using tetrahydroberberine (THB), THB analogs or derivatives, tetrahydroprotoberberines (THPB). Tetrahydroberberine (THB) and analogs such as l-stepholidine (l-SPD) potently block functional KATP channels natively expressed on midbrain dopamine neurons. Further, THB also blocks pancreatic ?-cell KATP channels, and can be developed to a novel drugs for treating disease and/or conditions such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dignity Health
    Inventor: Jie Wu
  • Patent number: 11051541
    Abstract: A nutritional supplement composition is provided including an extract derived from common white kidney beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), Capsicum extract of the fruit of the Capsicum frutescens strain and Cinnamon extract of the bark of the Cinnamonium cassia strain. The nutritional supplement is in the form of a compound known as CLARIGEST™.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Durascience, Inc.
    Inventor: James Nitit Mah
  • Patent number: 11033589
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of delivering an active substance to the oral cavity and relates to mucoadhesive active composition and corresponding mucoadhesive dosage form, which can deliver an active substance within the oral cavity, especially an orodispersible tablet for delivering probiotic substance. The present invention also relates to a method of producing the said composition and a method of processing the composition into a mucoadhesive dosage form, especially an orodispersible tablet. The present invention moreover relates to a system and a method for testing the mucoadhesion of a dosage form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Rolf Daniels, Anja Hoffmann, Marcus Götz, Jörg Fischer, Kerstin Holmgren
  • Patent number: 10967029
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of using extract of Cistanche tubulosa. The extract was used to prevent, slow down, or treat an eye disease caused by oxidative stress. The method includes administrating to a subject in need a therapeutically effective amount of the extract of Cistanche tubulosa to prevent, slow down, or treat an eye disease caused by oxidative stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sinphar Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Wen Lee
  • Patent number: 10945949
    Abstract: A medical chewing gum including gum base polymers and one or more cannabinoids as an active pharmaceutical ingredient, the gum base polymers including polyvinyl acetate and vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer in an amount of more than 90% by weight of the gum base polymers, wherein the gum base polymers include 20-95% by weight of polyvinyl acetate and 5-80% by weight of vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jesper Neergaard, Anayo Ogbonna
  • Patent number: 10947675
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards a paper product which can remain intact prior to and during usage and can self-disintegrate over time. Such a paper product can occupy less space in a user's waste bin following usage when compared with a similar paper product that does not self-disintegrate. Such a paper product can be treated with a topical binder that includes a sublimable material. The sublimable material can sublime away from the paper product over time thereby reducing the ability of the fibers of the paper product to remain bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: John Gavin MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10893695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel bacterial strain, L. plantarum GOS 42 (DSM 32131), isolated preparations and compositions thereof; and their use in medicine, especially in the treatment and/or prevention of inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Probi AB
    Inventors: Jörg Thilo Fischer, Marcus Rudolf Götz, Göran Molin, Siv Ahrne
  • Patent number: 10765658
    Abstract: Oral compositions provide delivery of cannabinoids to a subject. The oral compare chewable, fast- or slow-dissolving once placed in the mouth of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mastix LLC
    Inventors: Robert Estey, William O. Brisben
  • Patent number: 10709733
    Abstract: In some examples, the disclosure relates to a method including applying biomimetic mineralization process to an enamel defect of a tooth, wherein the applied biomimetic mineralization process remineralizes the tooth in the enamel defect. For example, applying a biomimetic mineralization process may include applying a polymer stabilized biomimetic mineralization composition in the area of the enamel defect and matrices, wherein the biomimetic mineralization composition infiltrates into a porosity of the enamel defect and crystalizes to remineralize the enamel defect. An example polymer stabilized biomimetic mineralization composition includes calcium, phosphate, and a polyanionic additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Yuping Li, Alex Fok, Conrado Aparicio
  • Patent number: 10702465
    Abstract: An oral care formulation and method for removing tartar and plaque from the teeth, gums, and oral cavity is disclosed. The oral care formulation can take the form of a toothpaste, gel, wash, rinse, soak, spray, chewing gum, dental floss, or other suitable delivery system, containing a therapeutically effective amount of dimethyl isosorbide (DMI) (or equivalent or analog thereof) and chlorine dioxide (ClO2) for removal of tartar and plaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TARTAREND, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Gontarz
  • Patent number: 10688098
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment or prevention of diseases and conditions associated with or characterized by at least one of xerostomia and periodontal disease by modulation of the nitric oxide synthase pathway are provided, as are animal models and drug screening methods. Such modulation may be achieved by the administration of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) or its prodrugs and/or salts. Treating and preventing xerostomia can have the downstream effect of also preventing periodontitis, dental caries, parotid gland enlargement, inflammation and fissuring of the lips (chelitis), inflammation or ulcers of the tongue and buccal mucosa, oral candidiasis, salivary gland infection (sialadenitis), halitosis, and cracking and fissuring of oral mucosa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Meharry Medical College
    Inventors: Janet H. Southerland, Pandu R. Gangula
  • Patent number: 10653639
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of treating smokeless tobacco addiction comprising administering to an individual in need thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising nicotine, a therapeutically effective amount of cannabidiol, and a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle therefor. In some aspects, the composition is administered transmucosally, such as in an oral dosage form or nasal spray. In other aspects, the composition is administered transdermally. In another aspect, a chewable gum contains nicotine in at least a base portion and cannabidiol in at least an outer portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CV Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonnie R. Williams
  • Patent number: 10517808
    Abstract: An oral care formulation and method for removing tartar and plaque from the teeth, gums, and oral cavity is disclosed. The oral care formulation can take the form of a toothpaste, gel, wash, rinse, soak, spray, chewing gum, dental floss, or other suitable delivery system, containing a therapeutically effective amount of dimethyl isosorbide (DMI) (or equivalent or analog thereof) and chlorine dioxide (ClO2) for removal of tartar and plaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TARTAREND, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Gontarz
  • Patent number: 10494397
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel compounds that are steviol derivatives. The compounds generally can be characterized by a structure according to Formula I: wherein R1, A1, L1, and G1 are described herein. Also provided are sweetener compositions comprising the compound described herein either as a sweetener or a sweetener enhancer. Additionally, the compound or the sweetener composition can be included in a product such as a beverage product or a food product, which can reduce the amount of sweetener in the product required to achieve the same sweetness level in an otherwise identical product not including the compound or the sweetener composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: pepsico, inc.
    Inventors: William Bonorden, Shawn Erickson, Christophe Galopin, Laura Nattress
  • Patent number: 10492515
    Abstract: Stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The compositions are able to provide a superior taste profile and can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10413500
    Abstract: An oral care composition including an orally acceptable vehicle is disclosed. The orally acceptable vehicle includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, and an enzyme that catalyzes the generation of peracetic acid between the source of hydrogen peroxide and the acyl donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Gronlund, Guofeng Xu, Venda Porter Maloney, Junhong Mao, Shaotang Yuan, Suman Chopra, Jodie Parker, Rajnish Kohli, Robert Dicosimo, Kari A Fosser, Sharon Haynie, Mark S. Payne, John Thomas Gannon
  • Patent number: 10415008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of a water-soluble extract based on a vegetable biomass of the Melissa officinalis family, which extract is used as a sulphite substitute in the aforesaid winemaking process, which method comprises one or more of the following steps: a) harvesting the herb, b) drying the herb obtained in step a), c) extracting the dried herb obtained in step b), wherein the aforesaid extraction step c) comprises at least two sub steps, a first sub step comprising a first extraction step with water, wherein the aqueous phase thus obtained functions as the starting material for the second sub step comprising an extraction step with an organic solvent, wherein the aqueous phase is acidified before the second extraction step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Terra Vitis Innovations B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Albertus Laurentius Clarijs, Johannes Adrianus Antonius Marijnissen
  • Patent number: 10362797
    Abstract: Stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The compositions are able to provide a superior taste profile and can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10307395
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases. The pharmaceutical composition is prepared from 8.75-60 parts by weight of silybin, 15-65 parts by weight of phospholipid, 25-150 parts by weight of a Pu'er tea extract, and 10.425-60 parts by weight of L-carnitine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Tasly Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: He Sun, Xijun Yan, Naifeng Wu, Kaijing Yan, Yonghong Zhu, Shunnan Zhang, Xiaolin Bai, Xiaohui Ma, Yi He, Ting Li, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 10278904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to calcium carbonate particles, a powder mixture including such particles and a tooth cleaning method wherein the particles or powder mixture are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Louis Tsu
  • Patent number: 10231910
    Abstract: An oral care composition comprising 20% to 75% of water by weight of the composition; 25% to 60% of a calcium-containing abrasive by weight of the composition; 0.001% to 5% of a flavorant by weight of the composition; and a rheology profile characterized by at least one of the following parameters: 10*K (Pa·s) value from 100 to 3,000; (?10000*)n (rate index) value from ?5000 to ?1300; 10*Yield Stress value from 100 to 3,500; Average G? value from 100 to 2000; or Average G? value 100 to 1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Zhong Lei, Jun Pei, Ross Strand, Hongmei Yang, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10195124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oral care composition with a high water content which has improved robustness towards microbial challenge. The oral care composition includes compositions comprising from 0.125 wt % to 0.75 wt % of a water soluble source of stannous ions, wherein the composition comprises at least 50 wt % water and wherein the source of stannous ions is selected from the group consisting of stannous chloride, stannous pyrophosphate, stannous formate, stannous acetate, stannous gluconate, stannous lactate, stannous tartrate, stannous oxalate, stannous malonate, stannous citrate, stannous ethylene glyoxide, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Prencipe, Xiao Yi Huang, Yuan Hui Xie
  • Patent number: 10188492
    Abstract: A napkin band, the napkin band including: a generally rectangular portion; a sealed pocket located generally along the length of the rectangular portion; a length of dental floss located inside the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Razvan Tata
  • Patent number: 10149806
    Abstract: A oral care composition comprising 20% to 75% of water by weight of the composition; 25% to 60% of a calcium-containing abrasive by weight of the composition; 0.1% to 15%, of a polyethylene glycol (PEG) by weight of the composition; and 0.001% to 5% of a flavorant composition by weight of the oral care composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Swapna Basa, Ross Strand, Haiqiu Tang, Hongmei Yang
  • Patent number: 10092028
    Abstract: Compositions comprise an amount of cinnamaldehyde that is orally tolerable, thus avoiding an unpleasant mouth feeling, and also tolerable in the gastrointestinal tract. The amount of cinnamaldehyde is supplemented by zinc, and the combination is effective to increase at least one of energy expenditure, sympathetic nervous system activity, or fat oxidation, relative to a composition lacking cinnamaldehyde and zinc but otherwise identical. The composition comprising the combination of cinnamaldehyde and zinc can be used in a method to support weight managementor promote weight loss, a method for preventing obesity or overweight, and a method for treating obesity or overweight. In an embodiment, the composition comprising cinnamaldehydeis administered to a human. The composition comprising cinnamaldehyde may be a medicament, a food product or a supplement. The composition can improve one or more of insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance, cognitive performance, cognition, mood or memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Stephanie Michlig Gonzalez, Jenny Meylan Merlini, Susana Camacho, Johannes Le Coutre
  • Patent number: 10092488
    Abstract: A system and method which enables application of a material to teeth (and gums), which material remains in contact with, and adheres to, said teeth and gums for a period long enough to neutralize acids in dental plaque biofilm, inhibit plaque from adhering to teeth and gums, encourage removal of dental plaque, and form a barrier between the teeth and gums and the oral environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Janet M. Wehrli
  • Patent number: 10021899
    Abstract: Stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The compositions are able to provide a superior taste profile and can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 9993490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a phosphonic acid compound, such as a natural product. Such compounds can include, such as an antibiotic or compound with other activity, derived from an Actinobacteria strain having a gene encoding pepM (phosphoenolpyruvate phosphomutase) or a pepM-dependent biosynthetic pathway. The present invention also relates to methods for treating or preventing or reducing the risk of a bacterial infection by administering a therapeutically effective or prophylactically effective amount of a phosphonic acid antibiotic, or a pharmaceutical composition containing such an antibiotic, to a patient or subject in need thereof. The present invention further relates to methods for isolating, purfying, and identifying such phosphonic acid compounds from Actinobacteria strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The University of Illinois
    Inventors: William W. Metcalf, Kou-San Ju, Jiangtao Gao, James R. Doroghazi, Wilfred A. van der Donk
  • Patent number: 9962331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition containing Horse chestnut extract that inhibits angiogenesis and matrix metalloproteinase activity. The Horse chestnut extract of the present invention inhibits angiogenesis and activity of matrix metalloproteinase, so that it can be applied to treat and prevent disease related to angiogenesis and/or matrix metalloproteinase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Angiolab, Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Young Kim, Byung-Young Park, Chang-Hee Moon, Eun-Kyu Park, Kyoung-Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 9937120
    Abstract: This document relates to methods and materials involved in providing a tooth, tooth component, or inorganic dental material (e.g., a human tooth, a human tooth component, or an inorganic dental material within a human's mouth) with a white appearance. For example, a whitening adhesive containing a conjugate of at least a polyamine, a polyphosphate, and one or more whitening agents (e.g., titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and/or hydroxyapatite) can be used to provide a tooth, tooth component, or inorganic dental material with a whiter appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SafeWhite, Inc.
    Inventors: Satish Kumar Garre Venkata Raghavendra, Gary Fred Musso, Caitlin Marie Kiracofe, Ada Alicia Sierraalta, Michelle Anne Hurtubise, Carlos Eduardo Martinez, Deepti Gupta
  • Patent number: 9925125
    Abstract: A dental composition comprising: a) about 1 to about 80% by weight of particulate material including: (i) calcium silicate, calcium aluminate, tetracalcium aluminoferrite, calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, silica, alumina, calcium oxide, calcium hydroxide, or mixtures thereof; wherein the particulate material has an average particle size of less than 40 microns; and b) about 1 to about 50% by weight liquid carrier including: (i) water-soluble polymer, and (ii) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: Carolyn M. Primus, James L. Gutmann, Miklos M. Breuer, Steven R. Jefferies
  • Patent number: 9918918
    Abstract: The present invention provides tooth-whitening compositions comprising a bleaching agent and a basic amino acid, together with devices for application thereof, and methods of use therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Prencipe, Richard Scott Robinson, Rajnish Kohli, Richard J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9918915
    Abstract: Disclosed are personal care compositions for use on hair, skin, oral cavity, throat and other mucosal surfaces containing a flavor/perfume system comprising one or more coolants, wherein the pleasant cool and refreshing sensation provided by the coolant is enhanced in terms of quicker onset, greater intensity or impact and/or longer duration, thereby improving appeal and acceptability of the compositions to consumers. In one embodiment the invention provides oral care compositions comprising (a) a flavor composition comprising one or more non-menthol coolants and optionally one or more additional flavor ingredients, (b) a calcium ion source and/or a calcium transport agent sufficient to potentiate and/or modulate the cooling and refreshing sensation provided by the coolant(s), and (c) an orally-acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: John Christian Haught, William Michael Glandorf, Christine Lula Johnson, Lowell Alan Sanker
  • Patent number: 9883999
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to oral care compositions which enhance the solubility of rutin comprising rutin and at least one polyhydroxyalkyl alcohol. The present invention also relates to methods for use and manufacturing said oral care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shao Peng Xu, Wei Song, Xiong Fei Qin, Yuan Hui Xie, Mahmoud Hassan
  • Patent number: 9884015
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and an additive dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the additive from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory Griscik, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane Gee, Gerd Kobal
  • Patent number: 9877501
    Abstract: Stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The compositions are able to provide a superior taste profile and can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 9833386
    Abstract: A method of smoothing teeth is disclosed that is based on surprising evidence achieved by practicing a method involving application of calcium powder or calcium containing composition to teeth, and maintaining it in contact with the teeth by application of an edible adherent wax containing material, that serves to maintain contact between the teeth and the calcium powder or calcium containing composition for at least one hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: James D. Welch, Janet M. Wehrli
  • Patent number: 9795656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one protease for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment and/or prevention of ocular diseases related to neoangiogenesis selected from the group consisting of age related macular degeneration (AMD), choroidal neovascularization, Hippel-Lindau Disease, iris neovascularization, ischemic proliferative retinopathy, neovascularization of the Cornea, and proliferative sickle cell retinopathy, wherein the at least one protease is selected from the group consisting of plant, non-mammalian animal and microbial proteases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: MARLYN NUTRACEUTICALS INC
    Inventors: Ahmed Aftab, Lucia Desser, Bernhard Lotz, Thomas Mohr
  • Patent number: 9764034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a formulation comprising an endothermic cooling agent selected from the group consisting of xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol and erythritol having a heat of enthalpy between ?10 cal/g and ?100 cal/g, and one or more active agents wherein the endothermic agent is present in the formulation at an amount less than 10% w/w.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER HEALTHCARE (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Kingsley Iyoha, Neil Campbell Muir, Robert Rhoades, Alden Rodwell, David Michael Thurgood
  • Patent number: 9744112
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions comprising a film, wherein the film comprises a pigment, and is adapted to release the pigment at a specific point in time during use; and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Gregory Szewczyk, Neeta Atul Patel, Suzanne Jogun, Michael Prencipe
  • Patent number: 9737466
    Abstract: A long lasting breath mint including a carrier and a flavorant, wherein the carrier includes at least one of a high viscosity cellulose ether and a low viscosity cellulose either and an alginate. The carrier forms a gel upon contact with saliva. A tablet is placed in the mouth of user, whereupon the tablet is wetted with saliva. A surface of the tablet is converted to a gel resulting in a tablet having an outer gel layer and a core. The gel serves as an adhesive for adhering the tablet to mouth structure. The gel slows exposure of the core to moisture and also slows diffusion of flavorant into the mouth of the user with the gel resulting in a breath mint having an extremely long life prior to complete dissolution, e.g., greater than 30 minutes or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Neuora Microceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Greggory R. Devore, James W. Devore, Douglas C. Pratt, Steven A. Devore
  • Patent number: 9717766
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed herein describes (i) the growth promotional activity of natural plant based fibres on Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856; (ii) the combination of natural plant based fibres and Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 to inhibit Gram Negative pathogenic bacteria and (iii) the production of short chain fatty acids (SCFA) by Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 using plant based natural fibres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SAMI LABS LIMITED
    Inventors: Muhammed Majeed, Kalyanam Nagabhushanam, Sivakumar Arumugam, Furqan Ali
  • Patent number: 9700525
    Abstract: The invention features formulations for the local delivery of therapeutically effective doses of curcumin to treat head and neck disorders and upper aerodigestive disorders. Also disclosed are use of the formulations for delivery of other phytochemicals, or the combination of phytochemicals for the treatment of said disorders. Furthermore, these formulations can be used to deliver the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and/or minerals to children or adults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Inventors: Cherie Ann Nathan, James Douglas Boudreaux