Cadmium Patents (Class 424/654)
  • Patent number: 9327069
    Abstract: Methods of treating a medical condition include applying at least one stimulus to a stimulation site within the brain of a patient with an implanted stimulator in accordance with one or more stimulation parameters. The at least one stimulus is configured to promote neural remodeling within the brain of the patient. Systems for treating a medical condition include an implantable stimulator configured to apply at least one stimulus to a stimulation site within the brain of a patient in accordance with one or more stimulation parameters. The at least one stimulus is configured to promote neural remodeling within the brain of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Allison M. Foster, Rafael Carbunaru, Kristen N. Jaax, Todd K. Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 9216202
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to compositions for wound closure. More specifically, the present invention provides human skin equivalents engineered to express exogenous polypeptides (e.g., antimicrobial polypeptides and keratinocyte growth factor 2) and compositions and methods for making human skin equivalents engineered to express exogenous polypeptides. In addition, the present invention provides methods for treatment of wounds with human skin equivalents engineered to express exogenous polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Stratatech Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Centanni, Lynn Allen-Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20140205642
    Abstract: A method of preparing antimicrobial-containing polymeric products is provided, the method involving electrospinning a dispersion comprising a dispersible polymer, a fiberizing polymer, and one or more antimicrobial agents. The electrospun material is heated to remove solvent and the fiberizing polymer, giving a nonwoven polymeric material having antimicrobial agent incorporated therein. The material can be in the form of, for example, a non-woven sheet, tube, or covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Ballard, Bruce L. Anneaux, Joshua L. Manasco
  • Publication number: 20130004588
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating and/or preventing conditions such as diaper rash and atopic dermatitis are disclosed. The compositions and methods are particularly useful in the treatment and prevention of diaper rash and diaper dermatitis caused by the prolonged contact of human skin with body waste. The methods employ the topical application of a trypsin-inhibiting agent to the area in need of such treatment, or the area where prevention is desired. The trypsin-inhibiting agent is preferably a divalent cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Connie B. Lin, Euen Thomas Graham Ekman Gunn, Ya-Ping Hu, Neema Kulkarni, Mary Catherine Mack
  • Publication number: 20120251450
    Abstract: Of the many compositions and methods provided herein, one composition includes a nanoparticle having a first oxide of a first metal and a dopant that includes an ion or an atom of a second metal. A method includes a method comprising providing a plurality of nanoparticles comprising a first oxide of a first metal and a dopant that comprises an ion or an atom of a second metal; providing a diseased cell and a healthy cell; contacting the diseased cell and the healthy cell with the nanoparticle; and allowing the nanoparticle to preferentially associate with the diseased cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Alex Punnoose, Denise Wingett
  • Patent number: 8188065
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of promoting bone growth in a subject in need thereof, by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula I. The present invention also provides methods for the treatment of renal disease and cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: OsteoGeneX Inc.
    Inventors: Debra Ellies, William Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20120114722
    Abstract: A method of preparing antimicrobial-containing polymeric products is provided, the method involving electrospinning a dispersion comprising a dispersible polymer, a fiberizing polymer, and one or more antimicrobial agents. The electrospun material is heated to remove solvent and the fiberizing polymer, giving a nonwoven polymeric material having antimicrobial agent incorporated therein. The material can be in the form of, for example, a non-woven sheet, tube, or covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Robert L. Ballard, Bruce L. Anneaux, Joshua L. Manasco
  • Publication number: 20120059307
    Abstract: Provided are nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: SIENNA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd James Harris, Alice Ann Chen
  • Publication number: 20110189250
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method of making nanoparticles and uses thereof. In particular, the invention relates to methods of making metal nanoparticles (MNPs). The invention also relates to antimicrobial uses of the nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: George John, Praveen Kumar Vemula, Pulickel Ajayan, Ashavani Kumar
  • Publication number: 20110142802
    Abstract: A fungicidal composition suitable for control of disease caused by phytopathogens comprising (A) a compound of formula (I), wherein R1 is methyl, ethyl or isopropyl; R2 is 2-chloro-6-fluoro-phenyl, 2,4,6-trifluorophenyl or 2,6-difluoro-4-methoxy-phenyl; R3 is chloro, fluoro or methoxy; and (B) a compound selected, for example, from the group consisting of (B1) a strobilurin fungicide, (B2) an azole fungicide, (B3) a morpholine fungicide, and (B4) an anilinopyrimidine fungicide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Godwin, Stephan Trah, Clemens Lamberth, Raphael Dumeunier, Valeria Grasso, Sebastian Volker Wendeborn
  • Publication number: 20100247611
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes compositions operable for releasing nitric oxide under photochemical conditions. The compositions include a titanium dioxide nanomaterial and a nitric oxide-releasing compound deposited on the titanium dioxide nanomaterial that is operable to release nitric oxide under photochemical conditions. Titanium dioxide nanomaterials include, for example, titanium dioxide nanotubes. To facilitate the photochemical release of nitric oxide, some embodiments of the compositions further include a semiconductor that is deposited on the titanium dioxide nanotubes. Both the semiconductor and the nitric oxide-releasing compound may be deposited on the interior surface, exterior surface, or both of the titanium dioxide nanotubes. A polymer may wrap the titanium dioxide nanotubes to protect the nitric oxide-releasing compounds from moisture. Also disclosed herein are methods for producing such compositions and medical devices obtained therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Balkus, JR., Chalita Ratanatawanate
  • Publication number: 20100189806
    Abstract: Methods of growing and harvesting multiple species of phytoplankton are disclosed herein. The method generally includes four steps, namely: (1) collecting phytoplankton seawater containing multiple species of naturally-occurring phytoplankton directly from a source of seawater; (2) adding nutrients to the phytoplankton seawater to proliferate the multiple species of naturally-occurring phytoplankton to a predetermined density; (3) separating the multiple species of naturally-occurring phytoplankton from the phytoplankton seawater to form a phytoplankton concentrate; and (4) collecting the phytoplankton concentrate such that the collected phytoplankton of the phytoplankton concentrate remain in a substantially intact cellular state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Margaret Harper, Arturo Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20090175957
    Abstract: A composition is provided which comprises an acidic component, generally fulvic acid, having a molecular weight not exceeding 20,000 Daltons and a low content of the elements aluminium, mercury, cadmium, chromium and lead. The acidic component is preferably carbohydrate derived and preferably using a wet oxidation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: PFEINSMITH S.A. (pty) LTD
    Inventors: Earle John Loxton, Rudolph Johannes Malan, Stefan Coetzee
  • Publication number: 20090142268
    Abstract: There is provided a novel chain-end functionalized PEO of formulas (I) to (IV) prepared via living anionic polymerization and chain-end functionalization, as well as a simple method of preparing nano-sized transition metal or metal salt particles using the same, which can be readily stabilized even in an aqueous medium. The water-soluble PEO-based polymers having various functional groups (including a drug group such as vitamin and anti-cancer agent) and the process of preparing nano-sized transition metal or metal salt particles using the same can be advantageously used in the development of new materials for drug delivering system and imaging, e.g., a contrast agent and an anti-cancer agent simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Youl Chon Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungahn Kim, Kwang Ung Kim, Seung Sang Hwang, Soon Man Hong, Soonjong Kwak, Joon Hyeong Park, Ji Hee Kim, Dong Youn Shin, Soon Geun Hwang, Jang Seop Kim, Han Wook Ryu
  • Publication number: 20090123400
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for decreasing photosensitivity induced by photodynamic therapy (PDT). The compositions and methods of the present method employ porphyrin complexing molecules as agents for reducing photosensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Scott Lundahl, Stuart Marcus
  • Publication number: 20090110750
    Abstract: A material for the treatment or prophylaxis of microbial, including bacterial, infections, comprising a metal species and a polymer, wherein the polymer stabilises the metal species. Compositions and devices comprising the material. A method for the treatment or prophylaxis of microbial, including bacterial, infections, comprising the use of such a material, composition or device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Bryan Greener
  • Publication number: 20090028917
    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, there is minimal leaching of the metal and biocide from the wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080299222
    Abstract: Bioactive agrichemical concentrates and compositions having improved bioactivity comprising combinations of acid solutions and conventional bioactive agrichemical actives or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph J. Crudden
  • Publication number: 20080292723
    Abstract: Bioactive agrichemical concentrates and compositions having improved bioactivity comprising metal-acid solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph J. Crudden
  • Publication number: 20080292721
    Abstract: Bioactive agrichemical concentrates and compositions having improved bioactivity comprising metal-acid solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph J. Crudden
  • Publication number: 20080175913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wood preservative compositions comprising an effective amount of a pyrethroid compound in combination with an isothiazolone compound, methods and processes for preserving wood using the wood preservative compositions of the invention, and wood comprising the wood preservative compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Richard J. Ziobro
  • Publication number: 20080118573
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of treating biofilms by exposure to heavy metals selected from the group comprising metal cations such as manganese, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, aluminum, silver, mercury, lead, cadmium and tin; metal oxyanions such as molybdate, tungstate and chromate; and metalloid oxyanions, alone or in combination with antimicrobials. The present invention also includes compositions and methods for preparing or treating medical devices and medications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Joe Jonathan Harrison, Raymond Joseph Turner, Howard Ceri
  • Patent number: 7357949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microcapsule comprising an inorganic antimicrobial agent coated with a hydrophilic polymer. The hydrophilic polymer is able to absorb sufficient water as to enable the action of the encapsulated antimicrobial agent. These microcapsules are useful to impart antimicrobial activity and can be used in polymer compositions, sprays and coatings. A method of preparing the microcapsule by treatment of the antimicrobial agent with a solution of the hydrophilic polymer is provided. Another embodiment of the invention is a method of preparing the microcapsule by coating of the antimicrobial agent with a polymer precursor followed by treatment with a reactive ingredient. Another embodiment of the invention is a method of preparing the microcapsule by melt compounding the antimicrobial agent with the hydrophilic polymer followed by grinding to the desired particle size. Polymer compositions comprising the microcapsules and a matrix polymer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Agion Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Trogolo, Frank C. Rossitto, Edward K. Welch, II
  • Patent number: 7354605
    Abstract: According to the present invention there are provided antimicrobial catheters and other medical devices having controlled release of an antimicrobial metal or metal ion. Specifically, antimicrobial catheters and other medical devices manifest antimicrobial properties as a result of the incorporation therein of antimicrobial microcapsules comprising an inorganic antimicrobial agent and a hydrophilic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Aglon Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Trogolo, Frank C. Rossitto, Edward K. Welch, II
  • Patent number: 7341734
    Abstract: A personal care composition that includes a personal care ingredient and semiconductor nanocrystals. A method of protecting at least a portion of a body against ultraviolet radiation by applying a personal care composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Evident Technologies
    Inventors: Jennifer Gillies, Margaret Hines
  • Publication number: 20080057136
    Abstract: The invention relates to antimicrobial compositions that can be used for disinfecting and can be applied in various aspects of the national economy, medicine, and laboratories of all types. The antimicrobial compositions comprise a chelating metal complex compound with a monodentate bidentate or polydentate ligand that exhibits affinity to hydrogen ion, an ionogenic surfactant, and a solvent. The compositions of the invention display antiseptic properties. The antimicrobial compositions are active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, viruses, and spores, and can be applied in a broad temperature interval. Methods of using the compositions of the present invention in the treatment and prevention of diseases caused by a variety of pathogens are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2004
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Veckis Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Victor S. Polyakov, Valeriy V. Ermilov, Vladimir S. Kuzmin, Oleg I. Lukashov
  • Patent number: 7323452
    Abstract: A method for accelerating the process of removing ethanol from the blood through the use of certain additives that accelerate the metabolic oxidation of ethanol, and others which in addition act as catalysts or “pseudo” enzymes for the oxidation. These additives include multivalent transition metal ions, as well as complexes thereof, and NAD+ which enhance the oxidation reaction. The method described can act as a sobriety inducer and/or as an effective palliative for the unpleasant effects of overuse of ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Wardan, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ward B. Bowen, Jr., Daniel S. Daniel
  • Patent number: 7033615
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for decreasing PGE2:PGF2?, regulating ratios of zinc:cadmium and regulating the concentration of zinc, calcium and zinc-containing and PGE2-dependent matrix metalloproteinases in body fluids and tissues of a human. Elevated or otherwise unregulated levels of PGE2, zinc and calcium and elevated concentrations of zinc-containing and PGE2-dependent matrix metalloproteinases have been found to be associated with the development of certain diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: CancEr2 Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon L. Woods
  • Patent number: 7001452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a wood preserving composition which is free of poly-aspartic acid and its derivatives and comprises mixtures of a metal compound, complexing agents selected from ethanolamines, polyethylenimine, ammonia or a mixture of these compounds, and a vinyl based polymer selected from poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), poly(acrylamide) (PA), poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) and poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) (PNIPAM). The resulting metal amine solution can then be used to formulate a variety of metal-based cellulosic material preserving products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Osmose, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Robert M. Leach, Paul Griffin
  • Patent number: 6939566
    Abstract: Microbicidal formulations are described which are preferably ecologically friendly and non-toxic to mammals, and are highly effective against a broad spectrum of detrimental pathogenic microorganisms. The microbicidal formulation contains complexes having the formula R-M, wherein R is at least one organic chelating moiety and M is at least one metal ion which is microbicidal to at least one microorganism. These complexes can disrupt microorganism activities by penetrating the natural protecting bio-films of such microorganisms through the reaction of the R-group with the organic constituents of these microorganisms while releasing M into their intra-cellular media. Thus, this process exhibits its biocidal activities from the inside-out, contrary to other methods which rely on damaging the protective biofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventors: Kareem I. Batarseh, Marwan Al-Kayed
  • Patent number: 6844369
    Abstract: The invention includes a pesticidal compound comprising at least one organic phenolic compound and at least one salt comprising a divalent cation. Preferably, the organic phenolic compound is chosen from Carvacrol, thymol or combinations thereof; and is derived from a natural source, preferably extracted from a member of the family Labiatae or Verbenacea. Preferably the divalent cation is a transition metal salt and more preferably is zinc chloride or zinc sulfate. The invention also includes methods of eradicating, repelling or preventing infestations of pests, including such pests as insects, mites, ova, fungus, or parasites. The methods comprise the steps of preparing a pesticidal compound, combining it with a carrier, and applying it to the affected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Van Beek Global, LLC
    Inventor: Dusan Ninkov
  • Patent number: 6843837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a wood preserving composition which comprises mixtures of a metal compound, complexing agents selected from ethanolamines, polyethylenimine, ammonia or a mixture of these compounds, and a vinyl based polymer selected from poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), poly(acrylamide) (PA), poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) and poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) (PNIPAM). The resulting metal amine solution can then be used to formulate a variety of metal-based cellulosic material preserving products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Osmose, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Robert Leach, Paul Griffin
  • Patent number: 6833362
    Abstract: A composition for accelerating the disposal of ethanol from bodily fluid. Certain additives can accelerate the metabolic oxidation of ethanol, and others in addition act as catalysts or “pseudo” enzymes for the oxidation. Additives include the oxidant Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide and a variety of other additives such as transition metal ions and complexes thereof which favor the oxidation reaction. The compositions described can act as a sobriety inducer and/or as an effective palliative for the unpleasant effects of overuse of ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Inventors: Ward Beryl Bowen, Jr., Daniel Salman Daniel
  • Publication number: 20040253320
    Abstract: An easily absorbed and well tolerated proportional nutritional supplementation composition and method to be used in patients suffering from deficiency states due to bowel disease that may include malabsorption and inflammatory bowel disease. It is this unique proportional formulation of antacid, calcium, vitamins, minerals and simethicone in lactose free, sorbitol free, gluten free and hypo allergen solution that is the novel invention. This novel invention allows for nutrients to be readily absorbed with little or no side effects that may be experienced when taking conventional supplements. The supplementation contains amounts of vitamins and minerals that are commonly deficient in these states including magnesium, chromium, increased iron, increased folic acid, calcium and fat soluble vitamins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Medical Futures Inc.
    Inventor: Pardeep Nijhawan
  • Patent number: 6764692
    Abstract: A method of treating laminitis in a horse is disclosed, comprising administering to the horse a naturally chelated trace mineral composition; promoting healthy skin, hair and hoof tissue. A method of reducing dietary intake is also disclosed, comprising administering to a horse in need thereof, effective amounts of a naturally chelated trace mineral composition. A method of preparing the chelated trace mineral composition from ocean seabed rock is further disclosed, as well as the chelated trace mineral composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Carlos Cortelezzi
  • Patent number: 6723350
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and kits to form water swellable gel coatings, preferably lubricious coatings, on substrates, and coated substrates thus formed. The coatings contain one or more antimicrobial metals formed with atomic disorder, together with one or more antimicrobial metals formed with atomic disorder such that the coatings provide an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect when wet. The invention also provides a method to produce metal powders by sputtering a coating onto a moving surface, and then scraping the coating with one or more scrapers to produce the metal powder. The method is particularly useful for producing large amounts of nanocrystalline antimicrobial metal powders formed with atomic disorder, useful in the water swellable gel coatings of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Nucryst Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Edward Burrell, Hua Qing Yin, Antony George Naylor, Peter Howard Moxham, Walter Carlton Theodore Cholowski, Leonard Salvin Bowlby, David James Field
  • Patent number: 6689338
    Abstract: A bioconjugate including a nanoparticle covalently linked to a biological vector molecule. The nanoparticle is a generally radioactive metal ion and most typically a metal sulfide or metal oxide. The biological vector molecule is typically a monoclonal antibody or fragment of a monoclonal antibody or a peptide having a known affinity to cancer cells. One or more additional, different biological moieties may be covalently linked to the nanoparticle in addition to the biological vector molecule to enhance its activity. The bioconjugate of the present invention has utility as an effective radiopharmaceutical to deliver a radiolabel in tumor treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Kotov
  • Patent number: 6676973
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating an ovarian cancer in a human or other mammalian patient suffering from the ovarian cancer, the method comprises administering to the human or the other mammalian patient an effective ovarian cancer treating amount of cadmium, preferably in the form of cadmium chloride. Pharmaceutical compositions and pharmaceutical kits which are useful in practicing the described method of treating ovarian cancer in the human or other mammalian patient suffering from the ovarian cancer are also provided for in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Kang Bo Lee, Ricardo J. Parker, Eddie Reed
  • Publication number: 20030211133
    Abstract: An ingestible composition for enhancing athletic performance, which includes Methylcobalamine, a plurality of B vitamins, one or more Group VI element-containing compounds, one or more Group VIII element-containing compounds, and optionally one or more Group I element-containing compounds and one or more Group II element-containing compounds, Camitin, Citrulline, Thiamine, Lipoic Acid, Lysine, one or more proteolytic enzymes, one or more amylolytic enzymes, one or more lipolytic enzymes, one or more coenzymes, and one or more herbal extracts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Special OPS Nutrition, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Meehan
  • Patent number: 6630172
    Abstract: Disinfectant formulations are described which are preferably ecologically friendly and non-toxic to mammals and plants, and are highly effective against a broad spectrum of detrimental pathogenic microorganisms. The microbicidal formulation contains complexes having at least one metal ion which is microbicidal to at least one microorganism and potassium sodium tartrate in some form. When potassium sodium tartrate is used with these metal ions, it enhances the complex-forming properties of such metal complexes while concurrently increases their efficacy and potency at the same level of metal ion concentrations. These microbicidal formulations can be diluted in suitable proportions into aqueous systems to produce the desired dosages for each individual case, depending on the level and the severity of the contamination. The microbicidal formulations can be applied by conventional methods, e.g., spraying, soaking, fogging, impregnation, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventor: Kareem I. Batarseh
  • Patent number: 6579541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and composition for destroying or inhibiting proliferation of microbes using oxidative fluorinator compounds. Fluoride salts that do not dissociate completely in aqueous solutions, such as tri- or tetravalent transition metal fluorides, inert gas fluorides, or tri- or tetravalent rare earth fluorides, are effective antimicrobial agents even at levels up to about 20 ppm, when used alone or in conjunction with a strong oxidizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Marantech Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Marvin S. Antelman
  • Patent number: 6541038
    Abstract: A method for treating wood, characterized by impregnating wood with a metal-containing treating agent containing lignin and/or lignin derivatives and a metal, a metal compound, and/or a metal ion and oxidizing and/or macromolecularizing of the lignin and/or lignin derivatives in the wood to fix the metal component in the wood, and wood and woody materials obtained by the treating method. According to the method of the present invention, while effectively utilizing lignins, lignosulfonic acids, or lignosulfonic acid salts, leaching of the metal component can be suppressed to a low level to thereby retain the effects due to the incorporation of the metal components for a prolonged period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: SDS Biotech K.K.
    Inventors: Keijitsu Tanaka, Hirobumi Aoki, Takashi Echigo
  • Patent number: 6521265
    Abstract: A method of arresting the flow of blood and other protein containing body fluids flowing from an open wound and for promoting wound healing. In the method, a substantially anhydrous compound of a salt ferrate is provided for a unique use which, when hydrated after mixing with a victim's own blood or other aqueous media, produces Fe+++ thereby promoting clotting when applied in a paste form to the wound for a time sufficient to arrest substantial further blood and other body fluid flow from the wound. The compound is formed of a ferrate (VI) salt taken from the group consisting of H, Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs and Fr. However, to decrease or eliminate stinging sensation, the compound may be formed having a ferrate (VI) salt taken from the group consisting of Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, Zr, Nb, Mo, Tc, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Ir, Pt, Au, Hg, TI, Pb, Bi, Al, As, NH4 and N(C4H9)4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Biolife, L.L.C.
    Inventor: James A. Patterson
  • Publication number: 20020114848
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for decreasing PGE2:PGF2&agr;, regulating ratios of zinc:cadmium and regulating the concentration of zinc, calcium and zinc-containing and PGE2-dependent matrix metalloproteinases in body fluids and tissues of a human. Elevated or otherwise unregulated levels of PGE2, zinc and calcium and elevated concentrations of zinc-containing and PGE2-dependent matrix metalloproteinases have been found to be associated with the development of certain diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Gordon L. Woods
  • Patent number: 6426093
    Abstract: A biocidal composition composed of a ternary complex of a negatively-charged biocide, a transition metal ion and chelator has synergistic biocidal effects as compared with a composition of each of the components alone. The chelator is preferably a neutral or positively-charged chelator. The ternary complex may be used for killing or inhibiting the growth of living cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Inventors: Mordechai Chevion, Benzhan Zhu, Svetlana Schechtman
  • Publication number: 20010021394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods of induction of a cellular stress response and a protected phenotype using heavy metal ions. The invention relates to methods of protecting a mammal against injury caused by a noxious condition by administering to the mammal a heavy metal in sufficient quantity and under appropriate conditions to induce a sufficient cellular stress response to provide protection (partial or complete) against injury caused by a noxious condition. The invention also relates to methods of inducing a cellular stress response in a mammal by administering a heavy metal in sufficient quantity and under appropriate conditions to induce a cellular stress response to protect the mammal against injury caused by a noxious condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Inventor: George A. Perdrizet
  • Patent number: 6242009
    Abstract: Microbicidal formulations are described which are preferably ecologically friendly and non-toxic to mammals, and are highly effective against a broad spectrum of detrimental pathogenic microorganisms. The microbicidal formulation contains complexes having the formula R-M, wherein R is at least one organic chelating moiety and M is at least one metal ion which is microbicidal to at least one microorganism. These complexes can disrupt microorganism activities by penetrating the natural protecting bio-films of such microorganisms through the reaction of the R-group with the organic constituents of these microorganisms while releasing M into their intra-cellular media. Thus, this process exhibits its biocidal activities from the inside-out, contrary to other methods which rely on damaging the protective biofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventors: Kareem I. Batarseh, Marwan Al-Kayed
  • Patent number: 6071542
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibacterial zeolite exhibiting a less discoloring action, obtained by treating the surface of zeolite supporting an antibacterial metal with 0.5 to 20% by weight, based on said zeolite, of a composition comprising (A) 100 parts by weight of a hydrolyzable silane and/or oligomer thereof which comprises 10 to 100% by weight of a hydrolyzable silane and/or oligomer thereof having an aryl group; (B) 1 to 1000 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane having a basic nitrogen atom; and (C) 0.2 to 250 parts by weight of an acid which is soluble in water and which can form a salt with the aforesaid (B). The present antibacterial zeolite exhibits a remarkably less action of discoloring an organic polymer which contains the antibacterial zeolite when the polymer blend is placed under the influence of heat or the sunshine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Kanebo Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Tanimoto, Noboru Watanabe, Kazuhiko Nakashima, Ryuhei Matsuo, Manabu Nagata, Yuji Shingai, Tatsuo Otani
  • Patent number: 5916356
    Abstract: This invention relates to preservative compositions which comprise a biocidal metal compound and an fungicidal compound containing a triazole group. Methods of treating wood with the composition are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Hickson International PLC
    Inventors: Gareth Williams, Judith Ann Cornfield, Janet Brown, Neil Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 5770233
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an infusion preparation set (a container filled with infusion liquids) useful for preparation of an infusion liquid containing sugars, amino acids, electrolytes, a fat emulsion and vitamins. The present invention is constituted by the use of a container having two compartments which are separated from each other by a separation means, which contains an infusion liquid comprising a fat emulsion, sugars, fat-soluble vitamins and specified water-soluble vitamins in the first compartment and an infusion liquid comprising amino acids, electrolytes and other specified water-soluble vitamins in the second compartment. An infusion preparation containing sugars, amino acids, electrolytes, a fat emulsion and vitamins can be obtained easily and aseptically upon use, by simply removing a separation means and mixing the infusion liquids included in the first and second compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: The Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Takae Kido, Shigeo Ii, Shun-ichi Abe, Kazumasa Yokoyama