Boron Patents (Class 424/657)
  • Publication number: 20150118323
    Abstract: Provided are a bath additive, an external preparation for skin, a reducing agent for water, a method for producing a reduced water, a reduced water, and a method for reducing an object, each of which prevents aging and provides excellent advantageous effects in health maintenance and cosmetic advantageous effects. Those described above contain: at least one type of a first alkaline agent selected from the group consisting of sodium bicarbonate, ammonium carbonate, and sodium carbonate; at least one type of a second alkaline agent selected from the group consisting of alkali metal salts or alkaline earth metal salts; and sodium borohydride as a hydrogen generating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Tetsuya Shibano
  • Patent number: 8974854
    Abstract: A composition for treating cellulosic materials is provided. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized additives. The dispersion comprises additive particles with diameters in the range of 0.001 to 25 microns. Also provided is a method for the application of the additive-containing composition to wood, as well as wood products which have been treated with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8946120
    Abstract: A method for preparing a boron fertilizer, including: (1) heating boric acid to a temperature of 180-200° C., maintaining the temperature for 20-30 min for dehydration of the boric acid to yield pyroboric acid; and (2) cooling down the pyroboric acid to a temperature of 40-60° C., crushing, and screening to yield a powdered, weakly acidic, high-content boron fertilizer. The method is energy-saving, environmentally friendly, and low in cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wuhan Fishery Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lin Gan
  • Patent number: 8911724
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for increasing CD4+ cell count in mammals, preferably by at least 25%, while undergoing treatment for various conditions whose treatment can have detrimental effects on immune system function. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, HIV infection, cancer, and hepatitis. The compositions include alpha lipoic acid; acetyl L-carnitine; N-acetyl-cysteine; and optionally: zinc, selenium, vitamin C, bioflavinoid complex, vitamin E, co-enzyme Q10, glutathione, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, folic acid, vitamin B12, copper, manganese, chromium, and molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: K-PAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon D. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8808500
    Abstract: Microbial growth in an aqueous system containing borohydride residues is controlled by adding an aldehyde or aldehyde source, followed by adding an active halogen biocide. The active halogen biocide is preferably stabilized by an N-hydrogen compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lonza Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Janak
  • Patent number: 8795740
    Abstract: A tablet for use in a drip tray including an excipient selected so that the tablet will not fully dissolve in water at ambient temperature for a period of at least one month, more preferably up to 12 months, a biocide, at least one enzyme, preferably a proteolytic or hydrolase enzyme, and enzyme preserving means, such as a boron compound for maintaining enzyme activity in a moist environment. The excipient may be for example poly vinyl alcohols, high molecular weight polyethylene glycols, high molecular weight polypropylene glycols, esters or partial esters of polyethylene glycols or of polypropylene glycols, and high molecular weight thermoplastic surfactants. The invention also relates to methods for inhibiting the growth of biofilm in an drip tray or the like, including the step of adding to the tray a tablet according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Novapharm Research (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Steven Kritzler, Alex Sava
  • Patent number: 8778405
    Abstract: An array of pharmaceutical formulations characterized by the presence of molecular oxygen comprising four elements which, in combination, furnish benefits for the health of patients with HIV AIDS: (i) weight increase of the patient; (ii) increase of appetite; (iii) reduction of diarrhea; (iv) reduction of the wasting syndrome; (v) increase of stability of mood; (vi) increase of muscular mass. (vii) decrease of opportunistic diseases, in particular infections caused by Candida, herpes virus, cytomegalovirus, Kaposi's sarcoma; (viii) prolongation of the period wherein the patient does not require to take antiretrovirals; (ix) increase of acceptance of pharmacological treatment; x. reduction of gastritis, nausea or vomiting, headache; (xi) reduction of cases with anemia or thrombocytopenia; and (xii) a change in the phase of the disease in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Comercializadora S. Car. Borr S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: David Izquierdo Alcalde
  • Publication number: 20140154337
    Abstract: Antimicrobial agents and methods for the abatement of food borne pathogenic organisms—particularly, Escherichia coli—include the steps of providing a specifically formulated humic composition and, thereafter, applying the humic composition as an antimicrobial agent for the abatement of Escherichia coli. In at least some applications of the present invention, other substances are introduced in combination with the humic composition thereby synergistically providing in certain applications a greater effect than otherwise independently obtainable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Lynn C. Wilford
  • Patent number: 8703174
    Abstract: A pet supplement includes a joint preserving and joint rebuilding composition comprising chicken collagen type II, glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, a vitamin composition comprising vitamins C, D and K, a mineral composition comprising calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and boron, a herbal anti-oxidant cofactor blend comprising citrus bioflavonoids, red grapes anthocyanins, turmeric rhizome, boswellia resin and fennel seed. Each of these ingredients is intimately mixed into the pet supplement and orally delivered to the pet in the form of a segment, paste or powder having a size and weight or other dosage measuring feature adjusted in accordance with the pet's weight. A synergistic action between these ingredients preserves and rebuilds the pet's joints, and is nutritionally beneficial for the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: I did It Inc
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • 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: 20140044685
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions for maximizing muscle protein synthesis while minimizing the catabolism of muscle proteins and methods of using same are provided. In this manner, the nutritional compositions may provide for retention of lean body mass, which helps to avoid loss of independence and functionality, as well as to improve quality of life especially in the elderly at risk of sarcopenia and frailty. The nutritional compositions include ?-hydroxyisocaproic acid and citrulline. The composition may include other functional ingredients such as, but not limited to whey protein including whey protein micelles, prebiotic fibers, ?-keto-glutarate, eicosapentaenoic acid, L-carnitine, nucleotides, and amino acids. Methods of administering such nutritional products to individuals in need of same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Norman Alan Greenberg, Denis Breuille, Zamzam Kabiry (Fariba) Roughead, Doug Bolster, Jennifer Mager
  • Publication number: 20140030241
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions having dietary nucleotides, ?-3 fatty acids and citrulline are provided. The nutritional compositions may be formulated to improve T cell function, increase arginine availability in vivo, regulate myeloid-derived suppressor cells (“MDSC”), and decrease the risk and/or severity of infection after surgery or trauma. Methods of making, using and administering such nutritional compositions to individuals in need of same are also provided. Methods for modulating the affects of MDSC's are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Norman Alan Greenberg
  • Patent number: 8623423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to boron-containing compositions. The invention relates to comminuted, heterogeneous boron-containing compositions which are obtainable by a process which comprises heating to a temperature sufficiently high that calcination occurs but insufficient for the formation of a homogeneous melt a mixture comprising components capable, under the conditions of heating, of forming the oxides B2O3 and SiO2 and optionally Al2O3, Na2O and/or CaO in proportions such that the relative percentages by weight of the said oxides, based on the total weight of said oxides, are as follows: 5 to 35% B2O3; 10 to 65% SiO2; 0 to 35% Al2O3; and up to 20% Na2O and/or up to 50% CaO; with the proviso that the said B2O3 content is not 10 to 18%, when the other contents are as follows: 40 to 65% SiO2, 17 to 32% Al2O3 4 to 9% Na2O, and 0 to 10% CaO, and then comminuting the resulting composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: U.S. Borax, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Gregson Cook
  • Patent number: 8603576
    Abstract: A composition for treating cellulosic materials is provided. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized additives. The dispersion comprises additive particles with diameters in the range of 0.001 to 25 microns. Also provided is a method for the application of the additive-containing composition to wood, as well as wood products which have been treated with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Osmose, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8597419
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and processes for the preservation of porous materials, particularly porous fibrous materials, such as wood, wood composites, other processed wood materials, paper, board, card, textiles, rope, cordage and leather. Also for horticultural and agricultural application to plants or growing media prevent the growth and spread of fungal and other disease. The compositions contain salts of one or more preservative metals and carboxylic acids having one or a plurality of hydroxyl groups rendered soluble by means of complex formation with boric acid or a water soluble salt thereof. Application of the compositions of this invention to the porous organic material may be by any means used with conventional preservative solutions, for example soaking, spraying, brushing and vacuum or pressure application or other contact of the solution with the material to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Genics Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Betts
  • Publication number: 20130309274
    Abstract: A method for debridement of wound on the skin by placing against the wound a glass-based borate-based composition to release dissolution products which support neutrophilic activity into the wound by dissolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventor: Steven B. Jung
  • Publication number: 20130302443
    Abstract: Microbial growth in an aqueous system containing borohydride residues is controlled by adding an aldehyde or aldehyde source, followed by adding an active halogen biocide. The active halogen biocide is preferably stabilized by an N-hydrogen compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Lonza Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Janak
  • Patent number: 8551513
    Abstract: A scaffold for implantation into a mammal to facilitate vessel growth in repair, regeneration, and/or proliferation of bodily tissue, where the scaffold is based on a borate, silicate, or phosphate, glass-former and is biodegradable upon implantation in mammals. The scaffold includes one or more trace elements from the group consisting of Cu, F, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Si, Sr, and Zn which are released into the host to support vessel growth. A method involves implantation of such scaffolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Steven B. Jung, Delbert E. Day
  • Patent number: 8535710
    Abstract: A method for treating a wound, and a dressing for wound care management comprising a three-dimensional body of glass-based fibers comprising one or more glass-formers selected from the group consisting of P2O5, SiO2, and B2O3; at least about 25 wt % of the fibers have a diameter between about 200 nm and about 4000 nm, and a length:width aspect ratio of at least about 10. In another form, the glasses are in the form of particles in an ointment or cream applied to a wound. In yet other forms the glasses are employed as fibers formed into sutures for closing a wound, or as particles in a surgical glue for closing a wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Steven B. Jung, Delbert E. Day
  • Publication number: 20130183277
    Abstract: Provided are compositions and methods for increasing patient CD4+ cell count while undergoing treatment for immune-mediated disease, cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, or infectious disease by administering to the patient a nutrient composition including, inter alia, alpha lipoic acid, acetyl L-carnitine, and N-acetyl-cysteine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jon D. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8460642
    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: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: OssiFi, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra Ellies, William Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 8389022
    Abstract: A coating product composition has the general formula AOx-(L-Men+)i, wherein AOx is a metal or metalloid oxide in which x indicates the number of the Oxygen atom(s) (O) bonded to the metal (A) atom, Men+ is a metal ion, L is a bifunctional molecule that could bind both metal oxide or metalloid oxide (AOx) and the metal ion (Men+), i is the number of the (L-Men+) groups bound to the metal oxide AOx. The value of the parameter i depends on various factors, such as the size of the nanoparticle of AOx, and the nature of the molecule L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: NM Tech Nanomaterials Microdevice Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlo Alberto Bignozzi, Valeria Dissette
  • Publication number: 20130052278
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rapidly disintegrating orally administrable powder. The powder may include an active ingredient such as a dietary supplement. Methods of using the same are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: RICH VITAMINS LLC
    Inventors: Hallie N. Rich, Michelle G. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20130045179
    Abstract: The present invention provides therapy and methods for the treatment and prevention of diseases of cell proliferation such as cancer, benign tumors, and viral diseases such as HIV-AIDS, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and cirrhosis. The methods of this invention consist of the administration to a patient of a combination of effective amounts of agents capable of eradicating the neoplastic cells, while sparing the non-neoplastic cells from cytotoxic side-effects. The agents co-administered in therapeutically effective amounts are: chemotherapeutic agents, apoptotic agents, anti-angiogenic agents, cell differentiation agents, immunomodulating agents, antioxidants, vitamins, microelements, enzymes and natural extracts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Mihai Ciustea, Ghiorghe Ciustea
  • Patent number: 8323630
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the provision of multi-dose, self-preserved ophthalmic compositions. The compositions possess sufficient antimicrobial activity to satisfy USP preservative efficacy requirements, as well as similar preservative standards (e.g., EP and JP), without requiring the presence of conventional anti-microbial preservative agents, such as benzalkonium chloride. The compositions are effectively preserved by a balanced ionic buffer system containing zinc ions at a concentration of 0.04 to 0.9 mM, preferably 0.04 to 0.4 mM. One aspect of the balanced buffer system is limitation of the amount of buffering anions present to a concentration of 15 mM or less, preferably 5 mM or less. In a preferred embodiment, the compositions also contain borate or, most preferably, one or more borate/polyol complexes. The use of propylene glycol as the polyol in such complexes is strongly preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bhagwati P. Kabra, Masood A. Chowhan, L. Wayne Schneider, Wesley Wehsin Han
  • Publication number: 20120301529
    Abstract: The present invention refers to the use of a powder of vitreous composition, characterised in that it has a minimum CaO content of 10% by weight, as biocide
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
    Inventors: Jose Moya Corral, Leticia Esteban, Carlos Pecharroman, Francisco Malpartida
  • Patent number: 8298582
    Abstract: A polysaccharide-based solid material including, in its mass, at least one active agent having bactericidal, fungal, insecticidal and/or flame-retardant properties, and at least one complexing agent and/or at least one polymeric matrix having a complexing agent. The active agent includes at least one compound selected from the group including boron, silica, aluminum, phosphorus, iodine, derivatives thereof, aluminosilicate derivatives, and mixtures thereof. The solid material is characterized by an improved stability and by reduced environmental impact, and makes it possible to prepare materials based on wood particles and woods having a particular resistance against environmental attacks such as moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hydro-Quebec
    Inventors: Louis Gastonguay, Michel Perrier, Paul-Étienne Harvey, Jean-François Labrecque, Michel Robitaille, André Besner
  • Publication number: 20120263798
    Abstract: The invention provides an entire line of deliciously flavored bottled water beverages with each flavor offering comprised of vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements for fortifying the body. A sugar free, carbohydrate free and low sodium formula, Body Aqua features natural flavoring and natural sweeteners such as Stevia™. The Body Aqua product line contains ten varieties, with each formula designed to target a specific area of the body and promote overall health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Sherman Williams, JR.
  • Patent number: 8282951
    Abstract: Antimicrobial coatings to protect surfaces and a method of applying such a coating are disclosed. An antimicrobial coating may be applied to a surface, such as the interior surface of a building's exterior wall. The interior surface must be accessed, and then an antimicrobial coating is provided and applied. The antimicrobial coating includes an inorganic antimicrobial additive and a colloidal polymeric medium. The inorganic antimicrobial additive may be silver, platinum, gold, palladium, copper, zinc, boron, or a compound of any of those elements. By including an ultraviolet tracer or color dye additive in the coating, it is possible to detect the coating at any time, provided that the surface is accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: EnviroCare Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan M. Redler
  • Patent number: 8278289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of skin disorders, particularly to the prevention and/or treatment of benignant or malignant changes of the epidermis visible in form of e.g. nevus. A pharmaceutical, dermatological and/or cosmetic composition is disclosed comprising as active constituent the boroxine compound. The present invention further provides the respective uses of the boroxine compound in medicine, particularly in the field of skin disorders, and in dermatological and/or cosmetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Borivoj Galic
  • Patent number: 8268299
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the provision of multi-dose, self-preserved ophthalmic compositions. The compositions possess sufficient antimicrobial activity to satisfy USP preservative efficacy requirements, as well as similar preservative standards (e.g., EP and JP), without requiring the presence of conventional anti-microbial preservative agents, such as benzalkonium chloride. The compositions are effectively preserved by a balanced ionic buffer system containing zinc ions at a concentration of 0.04 to 0.9 mM, preferably 0.04 to 0.4 mM. One aspect of the balanced buffer system is limitation of the amount of buffering anions present to a concentration of 15 mM or less, preferably 5 mM or less. In a preferred embodiment, the compositions also contain borat or, most preferably, one or more borate/polyol complexes. The use of propylene glycol as the polyol in such complexes is strongly preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bhagwati P. Kabra, Masood A. Chowhan, L. Wayne Schneider, Wesley Wehsin Han
  • Patent number: 8242056
    Abstract: An aqueous composition is provided having a pH of from about 2.0 to about 12.8 and comprising boron or persulfate ion-crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol microcapsules. A method of delivering an agriculture active to a substrate is further provided comprising applying to the substrate an aqueous composition comprised of agriculture active containing, boron or persulfate ion-crosslinked, polyvinyl alcohol microcapsules, as well as a method of treating a substrate to protect from pests or promote crop growth comprising applying to the substrate an aqueous treating composition comprised of agriculture active containing, boron or persulfate ion-crosslinked, polyvinyl alcohol microcapsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Appleton Papers Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Stanley Bobnock
  • Patent number: 8206729
    Abstract: A topical composition with a sustained softness feel to the skin, comprising an effective amount of boron nitride suspended in a dermatologically acceptable carrier vehicle, wherein the composition suitably adheres to the skin, leaving a coating layer comprising boron nitride particles. The present invention also relates to a method of massaging by applying the composition of the present invention on the body part to be massaged, and massaging the part coated with the composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Student, Rickson Sun, Kristi Scherler, Paul Hans, Jon Leist, Gregory W. Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20120121712
    Abstract: Piezoelectric nanotransducers for use in an in vivo treatment of cell stimulation through electrical stimulation are described. The nanotransducers are localized in a target site, and an electrical stimulus is induced in the same site through external stimulation of the nanotransducers by ultrasonic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Gianni Ciofani, Vittoria Raffa, Serena Danti, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario, Mario Petrini, Alfred Cuschieri
  • Patent number: 8173154
    Abstract: A method and compositions for wound care management comprising a dressing comprising a three-dimensional body of glass-based fibers comprising 40 to 80 weight % B2O3, wherein at least 25 wt. % of the fibers have a diameter between 200 nm and 4000 nm, and a length:width aspect ratio of at least 10. The glasses may also be used for wound care as fibers formed into sutures, as particles in surgical glue to close a wound, or as particles in an ointment or cream to apply to a wound. The compositions may comprise glass formers P2O5 and/or SiO2; alkali oxides selected from Li2O, Na2O, K2O, and Rb2O; and/or alkaline earth oxides selected from MgO, SrO, BaO and CaO. The compositions may further comprise 0.05 to 10 wt. % of one or more trace elements selected from Ag, Cu, F, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Sr, and Zn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Steven B. Jung, Delbert E. Day
  • Publication number: 20120087877
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition based on mineral concentrates and a method of preparing this composition. The composition comprises a powder or a mixture of powders containing at least one silicon derivative and at least one trace element other than silicon, as a mixture with a carrier and physiologically acceptable excipients. Application in cosmetology and dermatology for protecting the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: BULGARI PARFUMS
    Inventors: Jean-Claude ALLART, Jean-Marie Lefevre, Jacques Peyrot, Jean-Paul Marty
  • Publication number: 20120045518
    Abstract: Methods for controlling bleeding (e.g., enhancing coagulation and reducing fibrinolysis) in a subject are disclosed. The methods include selecting a subject in need of enhanced coagulation or reduced fibrinolysis, and administering to the subject a carbon monoxide releasing molecule (CORM). Examples of CORMs include tricarbonyldichloro-ruthenium (II) dimer, tricarbonylchloro-(glycinato)ruthenium (II), sodium boranocarbonate, dimanganese decacarbonyl, and iron pentacarbonyl. Further disclosed are compositions and methods for treating a subject in need of a blood product by administering to the subject a composition including a CORM and a blood product (e.g., cryoprecipitate or fresh frozen plasma).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Vance G. Nielsen, James F. George, James K. Kirklin
  • Publication number: 20110293740
    Abstract: A treatment system and method for osteopenia and osteoporosis using non-synthetic bio-available hormones, vitamins, minerals, and agents may be customized by varying the dosage and formulation of the components to maximize therapeutic effect, bioavailability, and patient comfort and compliance with their treatment method, the treatment system including a storage unit including a determined number of applications of hormones, minerals, and vitamins of appropriate dosages for treating the patient with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Karan Y. Baucom
  • Publication number: 20110171319
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions, formulations, and intermediates are provided which may be utilized to formulate various sweeteners and other products. The formulations described herein are made from constituents found in soils or fossilized soils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Albert Duoibes, Carl Nannini
  • Publication number: 20110171188
    Abstract: The invention relates to a non-thermal plasma for treatment of a surface, particularly for the treatment of a wound (1), wherein the plasma comprises a partially ionized carrier gas and at least one additive, which preferably has a sterilizing effect on the treated surface and/or improves the healing of the wound (1). Further, the invention relates to a corresponding apparatus and method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V
    Inventors: Gregor Morfill, Bernd Steffes, Tetsuji Shimizu, Rene Pompl, Tetiana Nosenko, Wilhelm Stolz, Georg Isbary, Hans-Ulrich Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7976941
    Abstract: A low viscosity filler boron nitride agglomerate particles having a generally spherical shape bound together by an organic binder and to a process for producing a BN powder composition of spherically shaped boron nitride agglomerated particles having a treated surface layer which controls its viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: David Lodyga, Joseph W. Tereshko, Ajit Sane, Thomas Fox, Paulo Meneghetti
  • Patent number: 7972633
    Abstract: Compositions for supporting healthy memory and optimizing mental energy and methods for improving, preventing, and treating mental disorders or deterioration. The compositions of the invention can be formulated as nutritional or dietary supplements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Cognitive Sciences, LLC
    Inventor: Kyl L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110082040
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods of delivering substances in a dry mode. In one embodiment, the substance can be bacteria, enzymes, other microorganisms, or combinations thereof. The compositions that are in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention have varied uses, which can include delivering microorganisms to remove contaminates, such as oil, chemical, waste, or sewage, from soil, water, or air. In other embodiments, the substances can include liquid food, liquid food additives, liquid biotech agricultural ingredients, conventional liquid agricultural ingredients, liquid human wellness and dietary supplements, and liquid fragrances and beauty products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: DAIRY MANUFACTURERS, INC.
    Inventors: Ramiro Trevino, Steven R. Ellis
  • Publication number: 20100316734
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treatment based on thermographic images of a patient to detect temperature patterns indicative of an evolving disease process. Guided by the thermographic image obtained, a treatment means can be positioned on the skin of the imaged body part. The treatment means comprises a medicament that reduces risk factor(s) associated with the progression of the evolving disease process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Julie Hart, Christopher Cozzie
  • Publication number: 20100291237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to boron-containing compositions. The invention relates to comminuted, heteroge-neousboron-containing compositions which are obtainable by a process which comprises heating to a temperature sufficiently high that calcination occurs but insufficient for the formation of a homogeneous melt a mixture comprising components capable, under the conditions of heating, of forming the oxides B2O3 and SiO2 and optionally Al2O3, Na2O and/or CaO in proportions such that the relative percentages by weight of the said oxides, based on the total weight of said oxides, are as follows: 5 to 35% B2O3; 10 to 65% SiO2; 0 to 35% Al2O3; and up to 20% Na2O and/or up to 50% CaO; with the proviso that the said B2O3 content is not 10 to 18%, when the other contents are as follows: 40 to 65% SiO2, 17 to 32% Al2O3 4 to 9% Na2O, and 0 to 10% CaO, and then comminuting the resulting composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Simon Gregson Cook
  • Publication number: 20100226900
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for preventing and treating osteochondrosis and lameness by administration of supplemental boron containing compounds to animals and humans. The supplemental boron containing compounds are provided in animal feed compositions or as supplements for animal feed. Also provided by this invention are animal feed compositions that are supplemented with boron containing compounds and which have reduced phosphorus content. The invention also provides a method for decreasing the amount of phosphorus excreted by an animal, a method of increasing the efficiency of absorption of phosphorus by an animal, a method of reducing environmental phosphorus pollution by administering supplemental boron to the animal. The invention also provides a method of reducing pre-weaning mortality in an animal by feeding pregnant, nursing or lactating animals by administering supplemental boron containing compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: U.S. Borax Inc.
    Inventor: Edgar W. Johnson
  • 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: 20100111918
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to treatment methods of administering tetrahydrobiopterin, including in oral dosage forms, in intravenous formulations, and with food. Also disclosed herein are biopterin assays for measuring the amount of biopterin and metabolites of biopterin in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel I. Oppenheimer, Alejandro Dorenbaum, Augustus Okhamafe, Erik Foehr, Sianna Castillo, Paul J. Kostel
  • Publication number: 20100112088
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to materials and methods for the prevention and treatment of disease conditions associated with oxidative stress or a compromised reducing environment, including inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Therapeutic compositions of the invention include compositions that can neutralize hydrogen peroxide, such as reducing agents and oxidizing agents. In one embodiment, a therapeutic composition of the invention comprises a reducing agent such as sodium thiosulfate. Therapeutic compositions of the invention can optionally include compounds with antibacterial activity, compositions that inhibit bacterial adherence to cells and tissue, compositions that inhibits epithelial lipid peroxidation, compositions that add viscosity to a solution, compositions that inhibit most cells, and/or compositions that help to seal or repair tight junctions between cells of the colonic epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Jay Pravda
  • Publication number: 20100099566
    Abstract: An aqueous composition is provided having a pH of from about 2.0 to about 12.8 and comprising boron or persulfate ion-crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol microcapsules. A method of delivering an agriculture active to a substrate is further provided comprising applying to the substrate an aqueous composition comprised of agriculture active containing, boron or persulfate ion-crosslinked, polyvinyl alcohol microcapsules, as well as a method of treating a substrate to protect from pests or promote crop growth comprising applying to the substrate an aqueous treating composition comprised of agriculture active containing, boron or persulfate ion-crosslinked, polyvinyl alcohol microcapsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Appleton Papers Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Stanley Bobnock