Oxide Patents (Class 424/635)
  • Publication number: 20150140047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface treatment and a method for its application for the introduction of a wide variety of differentiating properties to fibersin sliver form through a surface treatment of said fibers. The system can accommodate chemical processes, sonochemical processes, and acoustic cavitation processes whereby the fibers are speckled or plated with at least one predetermined compound in a liquid medium to impart at least one desired property to the fibers and for the orderly inclusion of such treated fibers in sliver form having such properties in yarns, woven, knit, or non-woven textiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ARGAMAN TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Jerry Greenwald
  • Patent number: 8968699
    Abstract: The invention provides nanodevices or products of manufacture for use as drug delivery vehicles. In one aspect, the invention provides nanodevices or products of manufacture having on-off release mechanisms, e.g., that are “switchable”, or “actuatable” (for example magnetically or ultrasonically switchable), for compounds contained within, e.g., for use as drug delivery nano-vehicles having on-off drug release mechanisms, and their therapeutic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Seunghan Oh, Karla Brammer, Seong Kong
  • Patent number: 8951543
    Abstract: A new composite comprises (a) 10.1-99.9% by weight of elemental Ag and (b) 0.1-89.9% by weight of ZnO, wherein the sum of (a) and (b) makes 90% or more by weight of the composite and wherein the elemental Ag has a primary particle size of 10-200 nm and/or the ZnO has a primary particle size of 0.1 to below 50 ?m and/or the composite has a particle size distribution of 0.1-50 ?m and/or a BET surface area of 10-100 m2/g. The novel composite may be obtained by the steps (i) mixing a first mixture of at least one Ag-salt with a second mixture of at least one Zn-salt thereby forming a third mixture of Ag- and Zn-salts, (ii) adding the third mixture to a mixture of a carbonate source, (iii) co-precipitating of the Ag- and Zn-carbonates formed in step (ii), (iv) washing of the Ag- and Zn-carbonates and (v) thermal decompositing of the Ag- and Zn-carbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Polymers CRC Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Weiss, Rainer Xalter
  • Publication number: 20150030696
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140370306
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-bacterial and anti-fingerprint coating composition for forming a multi-functional coating layer having both anti-bacterial functions and anti-fingerprint functions on surfaces of touchscreens provided in portable terminals such as cellular phones, of panels or the like, provided in display devices such as liquid crystal displays (LCDs) or plasma display panels (PDPs), by a dry deposition method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Ha PARK, Soo Jin PARK, Jun Sung CHUNG, In Oh HWANG
  • Patent number: 8911792
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition concentrate that is suitable for treating wood upon dilution with water in a weight ratio of concentrate to water of between 1:10 and 1:100. The concentrate contains copper ammonium cations, zinc ammonium cations, arsenate and/or hydrogen arsenate anions; carbonate and/or bicarbonate anions, ammonia and water, wherein the total amount of copper and zinc is from 17% to about 22% by weight based on the total volume of the concentrate. Also disclosed is a process for producing ammoniacal copper zinc arsenate concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Arch Wood Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayesh P. Patel, Gloriana Kuswanto
  • Publication number: 20140356404
    Abstract: Active-powder biocidal composition comprising at least one copper salt and at least one zinc salt such that the molar ratio between the copper salt and the zinc salt is within the range of 10 to 1 and each copper and zinc salt, separately, has a solubility constant (Kps) within the range from a value greater than or equal to 1*10-20 to a value less than or equal to 9*10-6. Also included is the biocidal composition that comprises the active-powder composition and a polymer, and the method for the production of said biocidal composition, which comprises: thoroughly mixing the salts in such a manner as to obtain a homogeneous distribution of an active-powder biocidal composition; controlling the mixing temperature such that it remains at approximately less than 50° C.; and mixing the resulting mixture of active powders with a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Luis Alberto Amestica Salazar
  • Publication number: 20140342005
    Abstract: A method for producing triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle seeds which increases the size and shape homogeneity of the triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle seeds. A quantity of triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle seeds. A method for producing triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticles which increases the size and shape homo-geneity of the triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticles. A quantity of triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticles. A method for producing modified metallic nanoparticles which increases the size and shape homogeneity of the modified metallic nanoparticles. A quantity of modified metallic nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ralph S. Kurti, JR., Christopher C. Perry, Theodore Sabir
  • Patent number: 8889164
    Abstract: An antimicrobial and antiviral composition, a method of producing the same, and the like are provided, which are capable of exhibiting an excellent antimicrobial and antiviral properties over a long time in the application for various uses. The antimicrobial and antiviral composition contains cuprous oxide particles having a BET specific surface area of 5 to 100 m2/g and a saccharide having an aldehyde group, in which the content of the saccharide with an aldehyde group is 0.5 to 10 mass part based on the cuprous oxide particles of 100 mass part. The method produces this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Showa Denko K.K., The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hashimoto, Kayano Sunada, Masahiro Miyauchi, Ding Li, Yasushi Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20140294989
    Abstract: The Cu- and Ti-containing composition of the present invention contains titanium oxide including rutile-crystal-type titanium oxide, and a divalent copper compound, wherein the rutile-crystal-type titanium oxide exhibits the most intense diffraction peak attributed to rutile-type titanium oxide having a full width at half maximum of 0.65° or less, in a Cu—K? line X-ray diffraction pattern, which is obtained by plotting intensity of diffraction line with respect to diffraction angle 2?. The composition exhibits excellent anti-viral property under light and in the dark, and excellent organic compound degradability under light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: So Miyaishi, Yasushi Kuroka, Yasuhiro Hosogi, Ding Li
  • Publication number: 20140287009
    Abstract: One form of the present invention provides a resin composition and a molded product formed thereof, wherein a polymer composition which includes a thermoplastic base polymer or base polyblend (A), a thermoplastic base polymer or base polyblend (B) having no compatibility with the (A), and fluid (C) included as a nanoparticle suspension having compatibility with neither (A) nor (B) and containing nanoparticles uniformly dispersed at a temperature lower than or equal to the thermal decomposition temperature of (A) or (B), and in which interfaces between three layers made of (A), (B), and (C) form three-dimensional continuous parallel interfaces, and the nanoparticles of (C) having an average particle size from 1 ?m to 1 nm after removal of a dispersion medium of (C) by evaporation are locally unevenly dispersed in the pattern of a curve or a straight line connecting consecutive points at a fracture surface, and are macroscopically uniformly dispersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SANC SALAAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu MIZUKAMI, Eiji IWASA
  • Patent number: 8840910
    Abstract: There is provided an antifouling coating composition capable of forming an antifouling coating film which has stable coating film consumption degree on ships, underwater structures and the like and which exhibits excellent antifouling property over a long term. The antifouling coating composition includes a hydrolyzable copolymer (A) and an antifouling agent (B), wherein the hydrolyzable copolymer (A) is, e.g., a metal salt bond-containing copolymer having a component unit derived from a monomer (a21) represented by the general formula (II): CH2?C(R2)—COO-M-O—CO—C(R2)?CH2??(II) [In the formula (II), M is zinc or copper, and R2 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group], and a component unit derived from other unsaturated monomer (a22) copolymerizable with the monomer (a21), and wherein the antifouling agent (B) includes at least medetomidine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Masuda, Yusuke Hayashi, Yukio Kozono
  • Patent number: 8834937
    Abstract: A bone filling material comprising sintered titanium dioxide and dextrin and a method for reconstructing bone defects which comprises filling the bone defects in an animal with the bone filling material. The bone filling material of the invention has excellent cell compatibility, biocompatibility and shape-imparting property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Aichi Gakuin, Matsutani Chemical industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Asai, Tatsushi Kawai
  • Publication number: 20140221948
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a hygienic or health care article having a content of hydroactive polymers and a content of copper or copper ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Birgit Riesinger
  • Publication number: 20140199357
    Abstract: An antimicrobial and antiviral composition, a method of producing the same, and the like are provided, which are capable of exhibiting an excellent antimicrobial and antiviral properties over a long time in the application for various uses. The antimicrobial and antiviral composition contains cuprous oxide particles having a BET specific surface area of 5 to 100 m2/g and a saccharide having an aldehyde group, in which the content of the saccharide with an aldehyde group is 0.5 to 10 mass part based on the cuprous oxide particles of 100 mass part. The method produces this composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hashimoto, Kayano Sunada, Masahiro Miyauchi, Ding Li, Yasushi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8747908
    Abstract: The present invention provides wood preservative compositions comprising micronized particles. In one embodiment, the composition comprises dispersions of micronized metal or metal compounds. In another embodiment, the wood preservative composition comprises an inorganic component comprising a metal or metal compound and organic biocide. When the composition comprises an inorganic component and an organic biocide, the inorganic component or the organic biocide or both are present as micronized particles. When compositions of the present invention are used for preservation of wood, the micronized particles can be observed as uniformly distributed within the wood and there is minimal leaching of the metal and biocide from the wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Osmose, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140141096
    Abstract: The disclosure describes collagen constructs comprising antifungal agents, preferably, copper, and related methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: MiMedx Group, Inc.
    Inventor: MiMedx Group, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140127321
    Abstract: To provide an antiviral resin member which can efficiently inactivate viruses and has excellent sustainability. An antiviral resin member comprising a resin, an antiviral agent, and a surface potential-controlling agent, characterized in that the surface potential-controlling agent causes the surface potential of the antiviral resin member to shift to a value on the positive side of the potential of the resin alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NBC MESHTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Kurahashi, Nobukazu Motojima, Yoko Fukui, Tsuruo Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140105953
    Abstract: The application discloses the formation of antimicrobial glass-ceramic articles having an amorphous phase and a crystalline phase and an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of silver, copper and a mixture of silver and copper. The antimicrobial glass-ceramic can have a Log Reduction of >2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Robert Michel Morena, Charlene Marie Smith, Ying Wei
  • Publication number: 20140079807
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to glass compositions that incorporate copper into an otherwise homogeneous glass and to a method for making such glass. This incorporation of the copper into the glass composition imparts significant antimicrobial activity to the glass. A method of making a copper-containing glass article comprises: batching a glass batch comprising: 40-85 SiO2; 10-40 B2O3; 1-19 Al2O3; 0.1-20 CuO or a selected salt of Cu that is convertible into CuO during melting; 0-20 M2O, wherein M is Li, Na, K, or combinations thereof; 0-25 RO, wherein R is Ca, Sr, Mg, or combinations thereof; and 0-20 ZnO. melting the batch to form a melted glass; and forming the melted glass to form the copper-containing glass article having antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Joseph Francis Schroeder, Thomas Philip Seward, Florence Verrier, Ying Wei
  • Publication number: 20140079806
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of penflufen for protecting wood and wood-comprising materials against wood-destroying basidiomycetes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Koop, Martin Kugler, Thomas Jaetsch, Johannes Kaulen, Tanja Gerharz
  • Patent number: 8673367
    Abstract: A new composite comprises (a) 10.1-99.9% by weight of elemental Ag and (b) 0.1-89.9% by weight of ZnO, wherein the sum of (a) and (b) makes 90% or more by weight of the composite and wherein the elemental Ag has a primary particle size of 10-200 nm and/or the ZnO has a primary particle size of 0.1 to below 50 ?m and/or the composite has a particle size distribution of 0.1-50 ?m and/or a BET surface area of 10-100 m2/g. The novel composite may be obtained by the steps (i) mixing a first mixture of at least one Ag-salt with a second mixture of at least one Zn-salt thereby forming a third mixture of Ag- and Zn-salts, (ii) adding the third mixture to a mixture of a carbonate source, (iii) co-precipitating of the Ag- and Zn-carbonates formed in step (ii), (iv) washing of the Ag- and Zn-carbonates and (v) thermal decompositing of the Ag- and Zn-carbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Polymers CRC Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Weiβ, Rainer Xalter
  • Publication number: 20140065196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition formulated for topical application for the prevention, mitigation or abrogation of skin aging or skin imperfections in a subject. The composition comprises an insoluble copper oxide as a primary active ingredient therein, wherein said insoluble copper oxide is present at a concentration of between about 0.15%-about 0.75% w/w, the insoluble copper oxide is present as particles ranging in a size of from between about 0.5 to about 10 microns or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Cupron, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Gabbay
  • Patent number: 8652495
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral care compositions, for example dentifrice compositions, comprising an oral care composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle, metal oxide particles having an average particle size of no greater than a dentin tubule and at least one amino acid capable of chelating the metal oxide. The composition may comprise a polymeric adherent material for adhering the metal oxide particles in the dentin tubule. The metal oxide particles have a median particle size of 5 microns or less, and may comprise zinc oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Venda Porter, Andre Morgan, Michael Prencipe
  • Publication number: 20140038823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to active compound combinations, in particular within a fungicide composition, which comprises (A) a N-cyclopropyl-N-[substituted-benzyl]-3-(difluoromethyl)-5-fluoro-1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide or thiocarboxamide derivative and a further fungicidally active compound (B). Moreover, the invention relates to a method for curatively or preventively or eradicatively controlling the phytopathogenic fungi of plants or crops, to the use of a combination according to the invention for the treatment of seed, to a method for protecting a seed and not at least to the treated seed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Dahmen, Philippe Desbordes, Christophe Dubost, Stephanie Gary, Frank Goehlich, Hendrik Helmke, Thomas Seitz, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Ingo Wetcholowsky
  • Publication number: 20140004168
    Abstract: A biocidal glass composition for use in roofing applications can include glass doped with at least one biocidal agent that includes about 0.01 wt. % to about 50 wt. % of a total weight % of the biocidal glass composition. The biocidal glass composition can be included in a coating on a base particle of a roofing granule. Further included is a process of forming the roofing granule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre-Olivier Petit, Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs, Kamila Plevacova
  • Publication number: 20130344124
    Abstract: An agent for virus inactivation capable of exhibiting inactivation action based on structural destruction such as degradation and decomposition against viruses, which comprises a monovalent copper compound such as cuprous oxide, cuprous sulfide, cuprous iodide, and cuprous chloride as an active ingredient, and a virus inactivation material, which contains the agent for virus inactivation on a surface of a substrate and/or inside of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: KANAGAWA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hashimoto, Kayano Sunada, Masahiro Miyauchi, Xiaoqing Qiu, Yoshinobu Kubota, Hitoshi Ishiguro, Ryuichi Nakano, Jitsuo Kajioka, Yanyan Yao
  • Publication number: 20130344167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a galenic composition suitable for administration to a non-human animal, including at least the following three components: one or more active principles; an agent for accelerating delitescence; an agent for delaying delitescence, wherein the agent for accelerating delitescence an the agent for delaying delitescence are integrated in the composition so as to form a matrix with the controlled release of the active principle(s). The invention also relates to the uses of said compositions, as well as to a method for measuring the in vitro delitescence thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: VETALIS SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Chery, Jean-Pierre Wajda-Dubos
  • Publication number: 20130295155
    Abstract: Time-release algae-resistant roofing granules have a base particle including an algaecide and an outer coating layer including another algaecide. The at least two algaecides are released over different predetermined periods. The outer layer protects the base particle from exposure to the environment for a predetermined period, then fails catastrophically so that the interior algaecide can be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Keith C. Hong, Joong Youn Kim, Ming Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 8568759
    Abstract: The present invention provides an environmentally compatible, pesticidal composition and method for the control of insect pests. The composition includes two components. The first component is a chelating agent, a metal complex of a chelating agent, and mixtures thereof, and the second component is preferably a carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: W. Neudorff GmbH KG
    Inventor: Diana L. Parker
  • Publication number: 20130273175
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and formulations for the prevention or treatment of diseases or conditions associated with oxidative stress, inflammation, and metabolic dysregulation. Specifically, the present invention comprises compositions and methods that increase mitochondrial biogenesis, alleviate inflammation, and increase the level of endogenous enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jahahreeh Finley
  • Publication number: 20130243845
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a chocolate or compound chocolate product comprising added functional ingredients including vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, copper and, optionally, a xanthophyll. The invention further concerns the production of such chocolates and compound chocolate products, their assembly in kit formats and the use of these products for the therapy of diseases of the eye, in particular macular degeneration and cataract formation, or for the maintenance and support of general eye health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Ophthalmopharma AG
    Inventors: Mordechai GERON, Samir DE CHADAREVIAN
  • Patent number: 8512725
    Abstract: There is provided a method for treating a fluid with an anti-microbial agent comprising the steps of: (a) contacting the fluid with a solid material containing an anti-microbial agent; and, (b) abrading an interface of the solid material and removing particles therefrom and exposing an underlying surface of the solid material to the fluid, thereby facilitating release of the antimicrobial agent of the underlying surface of the solid material and/or the removed particles into the fluid. The solid material comprises an anti-microbial agent dispersed and/or embedded in a solid carrier. Typically, the anti-microbial agent is one or more of a metal, metal oxide, metal compound, metal salt, metal-ligand complex or derivatives thereof based on silver, copper and zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Bacstop Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Allen Roland Parsons, Donald William Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20130209823
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of protecting wood or other celiulosic material from decay by copper-tolerant fungi, and wood preservative formulations for use in the same. The wood preservative formulations comprise a biocidal metal compound, a 1,2,4-triazole and a didecyl quaternary ammonium cation. Didecyldimethyl quaternary ammonium compounds are particularly preferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: ARCH TIMBER PROTECTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Craig Andrew Mars, David Grindon Cantrell, Kevin Hughes, Andrew Stewart Hughes
  • Publication number: 20130195841
    Abstract: This invention provides a biofilm resistant material comprising an active agent, which active agent consists essentially of an insoluble copper oxide at a concentration of between 3 and 10% w/w of said biofilm resistant material and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: CUPRON SCIENTIFIC LTD.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Gabbay
  • Publication number: 20130195998
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a non-irritating tea tree oil (TTO)-based topical therapeutic composition useful for both veterinary and human dermatology. The composition comprises a homogeneous mixture of TTO, 0.05 to 1.0% (wt/wt); at least one hypertonic composition providing the said TTO-based composition to 1700 to 2500 mOsm/L, 10 to 60% (wt/wt); and inorganic salts, 0.01% to 0.50% (wt/wt) and it is characterized by an effective, rapid & wide spectrum of action whilst being non-irritant to patient skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ruben TEL-ARI
  • Publication number: 20130195997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of controlling fungi and spores and to compositions suitable for this purpose and their use. The compositions according to the invention comprise trifloxystrobin, formate and optionally at least one further fungicide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: LANXESS DISTRIBUTION GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Saalfeld, Johannes Gareiss
  • Publication number: 20130190178
    Abstract: The pesticidal compositions comprising synergistic mixtures of O,O-dimethyl S-phthalimidomethyl phosphorodithioate or suitable salt forms thereof, and at least one benzoylurea based chitin inhibiting compound or suitable salt forms thereof, and especially preferably one or more of (RS)-1-[3-chloro-4-(1,1,2-trifluoro-2-trifluoromethoxyethoxy)phenyl]-3-(2,6-di-fluorobenzoyl)urea (also interchangeably referred to as “novaluron”) or suitable salt forms thereof, and 1-(2-chlorobenzoyl)-3-(4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)urea (also interchangeably referred to as “triflumuron”) or suitable salt forms thereof, for the control of undesired pests, preferably for the control of Codling moths in fruit. Methods of controlling the incidence of undesired pests, via treatment regimens providing synergistic amounts of each of the foregoing compounds, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: GOWAN COMERCIO INTEMACIONAL E SERVICOS LIMITADA
    Inventors: Tak Wai Cheung, Gary Louis Melchior, Eric James McEwen, Joszef Selmeczi, Jacques-Laurent Anslaux
  • Publication number: 20130171225
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a composition having antimicrobial activity comprising particles comprising at least one inorganic copper salt; and at least one functionalizing agent in contact with the particles, the functionalizing agent stabilizing the particle in a carrier such that an antimicrobially effective amount of ions are released into the environment of a microbe. The average size of the particles ranges from about 1000 nm to about 4 nm. Preferred copper salts include copper iodide, copper bromide and copper chloride. Preferred functionalizing agents include amino acids, thiols, hydrophilic polymers emulsions of hydrophobic polymers and surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Donald R. Uhlmann, Anoop Agrawal, Murat Akarsu, John P. Cronin
  • Publication number: 20130164362
    Abstract: A wood preservative includes injectable particles comprising one or more sparingly soluble copper salts. The copper-based particles are sufficiently insoluble so as to not be easily removed by leaching but are sufficiently soluble to exhibit toxicity to primary organisms primarily responsible for the decay of the wood. Exemplary particles contain for example copper hydroxide, basic copper carbonate, copper carbonate, basic copper sulfates including particularly tribasic copper sulfate, basic copper nitrates, copper oxychlorides, copper borates, basic copper borates, and mixtures thereof. The particles typically have a size distribution in which at least 50% of particles have a diameter smaller than 0.25 ?m, 0.2 ?m, or 0.15 ?m. At least about 20% and even more than 75% of the weight of the particles may be composed of the substantially crystalline copper salt. Wood or a wood product may be impregnated with copper-based particles of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Osmose, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Wayne Richardson, Robert L. Hodge
  • Publication number: 20130091611
    Abstract: The present invention provides the use of nanoparticles of a compound of general formula MnXy, where M is (i) a metal selected from the group consisting of Calcium (Ca), Aluminium (Al), Zinc (Zn), Nickel (Ni), Tungsten (W) or Copper (Cu); or (ii) a non-metal selected from the group consisting of Silicon (Si), Boron (B) or Carbon (C); in which n is equal to 1, 2, or 3, and X is (iii) a non-metal selected from the group consisting of Oxygen (O), Nitrogen (N), or Carbon (C); or (iv) an anion selected from the group consisting of phosphate (PO43?), hydrogen phosphate (HPO42?), dihydrogen phosphate (H2PO4?), carbonate (CO3), silicate (SiO42?), sulphate (SO42?), nitrate (NO3?), nitrite (NO2?); in which y is equal to 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; for use in reducing and/or preventing virus transmission. Articles of protective clothing or filters are provided in which the fibres are coated with said nanoparticles for use in reducing and/or preventing virus transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Guogang Ren, John S. Oxford, Prof., Paul William Reip, Robert Lambkin-Williams, Alexander Mann
  • Publication number: 20130089622
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula I”):
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventor: Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Patent number: 8414931
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wood preservative composition comprising micronized copper and copper-amine complex, wherein the copper component of the copper amine complex is from about 5% to about 50% by weight, based upon the total weight of copper in the composition. The copper amine complex serves to avoid wood surface “chalking” that is otherwise attributable to the presence of micronized copper in copper-based slurries used to treat wood products. In addition, the copper-amine complex enhances the antimicrobial efficacy of the composition when used in wood treatment applications by facilitating cell wall penetration of the treated wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Arch Wood Protection, Inc.
    Inventor: Jayesh P. Patel
  • Publication number: 20130052248
    Abstract: An item of clothing (10) for daily pharmacological treatment of a fungal infection, comprising: a textile material (20) to manage moisture when the item of clothing (10) is worn; microcapsules (30) grafted on the textile material (20); and antifungal agents encapsulated within the microcapsules (30) to pharmacologically treat the fungal infection when released from the microcapsules (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Marcus Chun Wah YUEN, Joanne Yiu Wan YIP, Kevin CHEUK, Chi Wai KAN, Shuk Yan CHENG
  • Publication number: 20130045264
    Abstract: There is provided an antifouling coating composition capable of forming an antifouling coating film which has stable coating film consumption degree on ships, underwater structures and the like and which exhibits excellent antifouling property over a long term. The antifouling coating composition includes a hydrolyzable copolymer (A) and an antifouling agent (B), wherein the hydrolyzable copolymer (A) is, e.g., a metal salt bond-containing copolymer having a component unit derived from a monomer (a21) represented by the general formula (II): CH2?C(R2)—COO-M-O—CO—C(R2)?CH2??(II) [In the formula (II), M is zinc or copper, and R2 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group], and a component unit derived from other unsaturated monomer (a22) copolymerizable with the monomer (a21), and wherein the antifouling agent (B) includes at least medetomidine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: CHUGOKU MARINE PAINTS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Masuda, Yusuke Hayashi, Yukio Kozono
  • Patent number: 8377482
    Abstract: The invention discloses a trace element solution, which comprises at least one metal selected from the group comprising selenium, copper, zinc, manganese and chromium; and at least one component selected from the group comprising a vitamin, a vaccine, a growth stimulant, a dewormer, iron dextran, an antibiotic and a synchronization preparation. The synchronization preparation is a combination of injectable hormonal preparations, inplantable hormonal preparations, intravaginal hormonal preparation and other slow release hormonal preparation. The antibiotics include oral, injectable and implantable theurapeutic remedies. The vaccine includes antigens and a combination of antigens and adjuvents. The growth stimulants include zeranol, estradiol, testosterone, progesterone and trenbolone acetate. The dewormer includes macrocydic lactones, leramizoles, benzimidazoles and salicylanilides. The macrocydic lactones include doramectin, ivermectin, abamectin and moxidectin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Warburton Technology Limited
    Inventors: Robert N. Laurie, William A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130017271
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wood preservative composition comprising micronized copper and copper-amine complex, wherein the copper component of the copper amine complex is from about 5% to about 50% by weight, based upon the total weight of copper in the composition. The copper amine complex serves to avoid wood surface “chalking” that is otherwise attributable to the presence of micronized copper in copper-based slurries used to treat wood products. In addition, the copper-amine complex enhances the antimicrobial efficacy of the composition when used in wood treatment applications by facilitating cell wall penetration of the treated wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jayesh P. Patel
  • Publication number: 20130011458
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for imparting antiviral properties to a hydrophilic polymeric material comprising preparing a hydrophilic polymeric slurry, dispersing an ionic copper powder mixture containing cuprous oxide and cupric oxide in said slurry and then extruding or molding said slurry to form a hydrophilic polymeric material, wherein water-insoluble particles that release both Cu++ and Cu+ are directly and completely encapsulated within said hydrophilic polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: The Cupron Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gabbay
  • Publication number: 20120308840
    Abstract: A formulation is claimed, which contains at least one protective substance that is active with respect to cellulose-containing materials, such as wood-containing building materials in the form of solid wood or wood-based materials, and at least one specific compound with dispersing properties. The dispersants are branched comb-shaped polymers with polyether side chains, naphthalene-sulfonate-formaldehyde condensation products, melamine-sulfonate-formaldehyde condensation products and phosphatized polycondensation products. The formulations according to the invention are suitable in particular as plant protection agents and wood preservatives and are preferably used in the form of suspensions for pressure treatment of the respective building materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Maier, Jörg Habicht, Alexander Kraus, Andrey Karpov, Frank Rosowski, Frank Müller
  • Publication number: 20120301554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to effect pigments having a substrate which has a coating comprising a complex metal oxide containing copper, iron and manganese, and to a process for the preparation of the effect pigments, to the use of the effect pigments in paints, coatings, powder coatings, printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, in cosmetic formulations, for laser marking and for the preparation of pigment preparations and dry preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventor: Helge Bettina Kniess