Borates Patents (Class 424/660)
  • Patent number: 10138379
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition and method for making and using a rechargeable multifunctional additive that reduce the formation of biofilms on a surface, the additive can also remain photo and thermally stable by synthesizing one or more N-halamine compounds and adding one or more N-halamine biocidal compounds to a target material prior, during or after the target material is made. The resultant material can be used directly to provide antimicrobial functions and control biofilm formation, or the material can be further processed into an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Yuyu Sun, Zhaobin Chen
  • Patent number: 9333670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for submersion of wood products, specifically stacked railroad crossties, in an ambient temperature and pressure dip such as a borate solution. The systems and methods are designed to provide for treatment of stacked green railroad crossties with a borate solution in a batch methodology as part of a continuous crosstie processing operation for manufacture of such crossties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Michael L. Pourney
  • Publication number: 20150071983
    Abstract: Bioactive porous bone graft implants in various forms suitable for use in bone tissue regeneration and/or repair, as well as methods of use are provided. The implants are formed of bioactive glass and have an engineered porosity. The implants may be contained in polymer for enhanced clinical results and better handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. BAGGA, Steve B. JUNG, Hyun W. BAE
  • 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: 8920715
    Abstract: An antimicrobial solution for disinfecting instruments in an automatic sterilization device, the solution comprising: a peracid reaction product formed in situ from combining a liquid acetyl donor with a solid source of peroxide, wherein the in situ reaction takes place in the sterilization device, along with a containment and delivery ampule for use in an automatic sterilization device, and methods for disinfecting a medical instrument employing the inventive antibacterial solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hemostasis, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Allen Roberts, Carl William Hahn, Gabriel P. Kern, Ryan A. Hoitink, Robert Orvin Crowder, John Henry Burban
  • Publication number: 20140342172
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wood preservative composition comprising: an ester of boric acid; pentachlorophenol (PCP); and American Wood Preservative Association's (AWPA) P9 Type A solvent. The composition is useful for reducing insect and microbial decay in wood. Further disclosed are methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon Murray
  • Publication number: 20140294905
    Abstract: This invention is about textiles which are equipped with antifungal, anticandidal and antibacterial properties. The aim of the invention is to attain antimicrobial textiles which reduces the incidence of infections communicated or spread by textiles, reduces the loss of extra cost and energy to ensure hygiene and strengthens the hygienic condition of disposable textiles. Textiles can be equipped with antimicrobial properties in three ways: In the first method, sodium borate is dissolved in methanol and is then fixed to the fabric. In the second method, sodium borate is dissolved in water and is then sprayed onto the fabric. In the third method, sodium borate dissolved in water and mixed with textile dye and applied as a dye. Antimicrobial properties of sodium borate are tested on 38 bacterial species, 9 yeasts and 1 1 fungi isolates based on disc diffusion assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Fikrettin Sahin, Selami Demirci, Zeynep Ustaoglu
  • Publication number: 20140271785
    Abstract: Bioactive porous bone graft implants in various forms suitable for bone tissue regeneration and/or repair, as well as methods of use, are provided. The implants are formed of bioactive glass and have an engineered porosity. The implants may take the form of a putty, foam, fibrous cluster, fibrous matrix, granular matrix, or combinations thereof and allow for enhanced clinical results as well as ease of handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PROSIDYAN, INC.
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. BAGGA, Steve B. JUNG, Hyun W. BAE
  • Publication number: 20140271786
    Abstract: Bioactive porous bone graft implants in various forms suitable for use in bone tissue regeneration and/or repair, as well as methods of use are provided. The implants are formed of bioactive glass and have an engineered porosity. The implants may be contained in polymer for enhanced clinical results and better handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Prosidyan, Inc.
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. BAGGA, Steve B. Jung, Hyun W. Bae
  • Patent number: 8802120
    Abstract: Bioactive agrichemical concentrates and compositions having improved bioactivity comprising combinations of acid solutions and conventional bioactive agrichemical actives or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sciessent LLC
    Inventor: Joseph J. Crudden
  • 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: 8778372
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dual-action pest control formulation for controlling rodents and arthropods, the formulation including: a rodenticide; an insecticide; an optional attractant; and a carrier matrix. The present disclosure also provides a method of controlling rodents and arthropods, the method including: applying the dual action pest formulation to a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Lloyd, John T. Murphy, David Ashley Ezell
  • Publication number: 20140170106
    Abstract: The methods and compositions disclosed herein are effective in the promoting the reattachment of delaminated cartilage to bone. The methods (and related compositions) comprise the removal of the acellular layer of the delaminated cartilage thereby exposing the underlying chondrocyte cells thereby allowing the promotion of the reattachment of the delaminated cartilage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Kelsey Jean Carvell, Ruth Cheng, Graham Smith, Drew Burdon
  • 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: 20140134251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical formulations for treating a respiratory tract infection or a pulmonary disease in an individual, comprising a calcium salt and a sodium salt, wherein the ratio of Ca+2 to Na+ is from about 4:1 (mole:mole) to about 16:1 (mole:mole). The invention also relates to methods of treating (including prophylactically treating) and reducing the spread of a respiratory tract infection, methods of treating (including prophylactically treating) a pulmonary disease or an acute exacerbation of a pulmonary disease, and methods of reducing the spread of an acute exacerbation of a pulmonary disease, comprising administering a pharmaceutical formulation that comprises a calcium salt and a sodium salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: PULMATRIX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael M. LIPP, Robert W. CLARKE, David L. HAVA, Richard BATYCKY, John HANRAHAN
  • Patent number: 8709459
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a triple-action pest control formulation for controlling rodents, insects, and terrestrial mollusks, the formulation including: a first active ingredient which is a rodenticide; a second active ingredient which is both an insecticide and a molluscicide; an optional attractant; and a carrier matrix. The present disclosure also provides a method of controlling rodents, insects, and terrestrial mollusks by applying the triple action pest control formulation to a target area or supplying the formulation in a bait station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Douglas Lloyd, Janet Louise Kintz-Early
  • Patent number: 8709462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to materials and methods for protecting man-made structures made with non-wood materials from termite damage through the application of borates to the surface of non-wood materials. In an embodiment the invention regards a method for preventing termite tunneling and tubing on non-wood and/or non-cellulosic materials by treating non-wood building components comprising the steps of applying a composition to the surfaces of a non-wood building component, wherein the composition comprises a borate component. In another embodiment the invention regards a method for preventing termite damage to man-made structures comprising the steps of mixing borates with a solvent to form a borate solution, obtaining a non-wood building component, coating the non-wood building component with the borate solution, and incorporating the coated non-wood building component into a man-made structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Douglas Lloyd, Ronald Thomas Schwalb
  • 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: 20130302438
    Abstract: A process for producing aqueous chlorous acid solution in which chlorous acid, which is safe for the human body, is easy to handle, and less generates chlorine dioxide, is yielded and used as a disinfectant for a pretreatment in food processing. To an aqueous sodium chlorate solution is added sulfuric acid or an aqueous solution thereof in such an amount and concentration that the pH of the aqueous solution can be kept at 2.3-3.4 to thereby react them and generate chloric acid. Subsequently, hydrogen peroxide is added to the chloric acid in an amount which is equal to or larger than the amount necessary for a reduction reaction to thereby yield chlorous acid. Any one of inorganic acids, inorganic acid salts, organic acids, and organic acid salts, or two or more thereof, or a combination or these is added to the aqueous solution containing chlorous acid yielded, whereby the chlorous and acid can be present for long and the pH of the aqueous solution is regulated to regulated to 3.2-7.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Hisataka Goda
  • 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: 8501244
    Abstract: Described herein are chlorite formulations having a pH between about 7 and about 8.5, wherein the chlorite formulations are substantially free of deleterious non-chlorite components. Described herein are chlorite formulations, including pharmaceutical formulations, which are formulated for systemic, parenteral, or intravenous administration. Described herein are methods of preparing and methods of using the chlorite formulations described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: William Boulanger, Arasteh Ari Azhir
  • Patent number: 8465780
    Abstract: The specification discloses a borate microemulsion product. In one embodiment, the borate microemulsion includes from about 24 to about 32 weight percent emulsified sodium pentaborate; and from about 24 to about 32 weight percent particulate boric acid suspended therein. The microemulsion has a density of about 9.5 to about 10.5 pounds per gallon at about room temperature. In certain embodiments, the microemulsion has a viscosity of about 1200 to about 1520 at a temperature of from about 66° F. to about 70° F. In certain other embodiments, microemulsion has a viscosity of about 1000 to about 3000 at a temperature of from about 70° F. to about 75° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Douglas Lloyd
  • Patent number: 8440230
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a formulation based on micronized natural calcite mineral consisting of: A. mineral part which is characterized: (i) by the particle size with diameter smaller than 5 ?m, where the distribution of particle size is such that minimum of 10% of particles are with diameter under 900 nm, with total surface of particles greater than 3.2 m2/g, and with total porous volume greater than 0.012 cm3/g, and by composition: (ii) CaCO3, MgCO3, FeCO3, MnCO3, ZnCO3 and SiO2 in mixtures where CaCO3 is presented in amount from 10% to 99% of mineral part; and B. adjuvant selected from the group consisting of: wetting agent, drift-control agent at application by spraying, humic acid salt, amino-acids salts, complex of plant micro-nutrients, vitamin, plant hormone, nitrogen fertilizer, potassium salt, borate salt, molybdate salt, plant extract, chlorophyll, yeast extract, or mixture of these substances; where A. and B. form an aqueous suspension wherein percentage of A. and B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Mikro Mineral USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Lelas, Ivica Cepanec
  • Patent number: 8398957
    Abstract: An aerosol composition comprising: 0.01 wt % to 1.00 wt % sodium borate; 0.01 wt % to 1.50 wt % polyglycerol ester surfactant; <30 wt % propellant; and 67.5 wt % to 85.0 wt % water. Methods of manufacture of an aerosol air freshener are also described wherein the aerosol composition further comprises a fragrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Chris Bates, Erin Corstanje, Chris Jones, Maud Portier, Hannah Tipple
  • Publication number: 20120328716
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed toward the preservation of insulations and sealants and more particularly to the protection of insulation and sealant products against insect attack through the use of inorganic borates. The present invention includes a polymer-based formulation derived from the reaction of an isocyanate component and a resin component. The resin component includes an inorganic borate incorporated therein. The incorporation of the inorganic borate can occur either at the time of the creation of the resin component or at a time after such creation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Steele Hunter
  • 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: 20120301555
    Abstract: A pool water sanitizer composition made of borax hydrate, calcium hypochlorite hydrate, calcium, magnesium, or barium oxide, anhydrous calcium chloride, and sodium, lithium or potassium meta silicate hydrate. The composition is substantially free of intentionally added water, and is produced in a low humidity environment at from about 25% to about 40% relative humidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: John E. Walls
  • Publication number: 20120276218
    Abstract: A biocompatible composition for tissue repair or regeneration in mammals comprising one or more glass former compounds selected from the group consisting of B2O3, P2O5, and SiO2 and director elements selected from the group consisting of Cu, Sr, Zn, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Nb, Mo, W, Ba, Co, S, Al, Ti, Y, Mg, Si and/or Ni to promote in vivo calcium compound formation of calcium carbonate or other calcium compounds other than hydroxyapatite. Upon direct application of the biocompatible composition to a mammalian host, calcium carbonate or other calcium compounds other than hydroxyapatite form upon bioreaction of the composition with bodily fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Steven B. Jung, Delbert E. Day
  • Patent number: 8287893
    Abstract: Bioactive agrichemical concentrates and compositions having improved bioactivity comprising combinations of acid solutions and conventional bioactive agrichemical actives or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sciessent LLC
    Inventor: Joseph J. Crudden
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120195979
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a treatment composition for recreational water, comprising a high molecular weight water soluble resin composition made from long chain alkoxylated polymers or co-polymers that impart emollient properties to the recreational water, as well as articles of manufacture comprising packaging material and the treatment composition for recreational water contained within the packaging material. The present invention is also directed to methods for treating recreational water, and recreational water treated with the above treatment composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: ARCH CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Francis PARISH, Christopher M. ZETENA
  • Patent number: 8206752
    Abstract: A method for rejuvenating a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane which is subject to biofilm and other contaminants in an aqueous system through the use of a free molecular iodine solution at a pH of about 2.2 to 4.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Biomedical Development Corporation
    Inventors: Gregg Siegel, Phyllis Siegel
  • Publication number: 20120122679
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, N-oxides and salts thereof, wherein X is O or S; Y is O or S; Z is a direct bond, O, S(O)n, NR6, C(R7)2O, OC(R7)2, EC(?X1); a is 1, 2 or 3; and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5a, R5b, R6, R7, X1 and E are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling an invertebrate pest comprising contacting the invertebrate pest or its environment with a biologically effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Wenming Zhang, Caleb William Holyoke, JR., Kenneth Andrew Hughes, George Philip Lahm, Thomas Francis Pahutski, JR., My-Hanh Thi Tong, Stephen Frederick McCann
  • Publication number: 20120114624
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, N-oxides, and salts thereof, wherein Z is O or S; and R1, R2, R3, Q and n are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling a parasitic nematode comprising contacting the parasitic nematode or its environment with a biologically effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: George Philip Lahm, Renee M. Lett, Brenton Todd Smith, Benjamin Kenneth Smith, C. Anne Daly
  • Publication number: 20120107414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical formulations for treating a respiratory tract infection or a pulmonary disease in an individual, comprising a calcium salt and a sodium salt, wherein the ratio of Ca+2 to Na+ is from about 4:1 (mole:mole) to about 16:1 (mole:mole). The invention also relates to methods of treating (including prophylactically treating) and reducing the spread of a respiratory tract infection, methods of treating (including prophylactically treating) a pulmonary disease or an acute exacerbation of a pulmonary disease, and methods of reducing the spread of an acute exacerbation of a pulmonary disease, comprising administering a pharmaceutical formulation that comprises a calcium salt and a sodium salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Pulmatrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Lipp, Robert W. Clarke, David L. Hava, Richard Batycky, John Hanrahan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8080575
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions and methods for promoting bone growth. Compounds useful in the methods of the present invention include compounds of Formula I, wherein each R1 and R2 is H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkoxy, —OR4, —NR4R5, —SR4, —C(O)R4, —C(O)OR4, —C(O)NR4R5, —N(R4)C(O)R5, —N(R4)C(O)OR5, —N(R4)C(O)NR4R5, —OP(O)(OR4)2, —S(O)2OR4, —S(O)2NR4R5, —CN, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl. Each R4 and R5 is H or C1-6 alkyl. X is O, S or NR4. Y is an aryl ring system having 6-10 ring members or a heteroaryl ring system having 5-10 ring members where 1-3 ring members are each N, O or S. Subscript n is 1 or 2. The compounds also include salts, hydrates and isomers of the compounds of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Osteogenex Inc.
    Inventors: Debra Ellies, William Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20110262382
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dual-action pest control formulation for controlling rodents and arthropods, the formulation including: a rodenticide; an insecticide; an optional attractant; and a carrier matrix. The present disclosure also provides a method of controlling rodents and arthropods, the method including: applying the dual action pest formulation to a target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: NISUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Douglas Lloyd, John Murphy, David Ashley Ezell
  • Publication number: 20110256196
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for killing arthropods. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, the method preferably includes providing a pesticide composition which includes from about 0.01 to about 0.8 percent, by weight, of a surfactant and from about 0.2 to about 15 percent, by weight, of a boron-containing component. The pesticide composition is applied to a absorbent material which is infested with arthropods, so that the pesticide composition is adsorbed by the absorbent material in an amount sufficient to kill arthropods. The arthropods contact the absorbent material and are killed by the adsorbed pesticide composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: NISUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Lloyd, Kevin Kirkland, Tracy D. Malone
  • Patent number: 8039023
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed which provides relief from menstrual cramps and muscle cramps within three to seven minutes after ingestion. The composition is preferably a mixture in the form of an aqueous solution with components mixed within approximately fifty percent of the following amounts: 60 mg/liter of calcium gluconate, 75 mg/liter of potassium bicarbonate, 90 mg/liter of L glutamine, 5 mg/liter of calcium chloride, 150 mg/liter of potassium chloride; 60 mg/liter of calcium ascorbate; 100 mg/liter of magnesium glycinate, and 15 mg/liter of potassium citrate. The liquid solution is taken by a human in a dosage of one to four ounces, depending upon the body weight of the person, whether the person is experiencing menstrual cramps or muscle cramps, and the area affected when the person is seeking relief from muscle cramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Gaylon Ross, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8003644
    Abstract: Biocidal compositions that contain biocidal components, such as an oxidant, and mixed with said components a combination of inorganic compounds capable of reducing the oxidative capacity of the biocidal components by forming a low-melting glass when heated. The biocidal composition may be heated by being ignited or subjected to a heating source, such as a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Bromine Compounds Ltd.
    Inventor: Theodor Morel Fishler
  • Publication number: 20110183007
    Abstract: An antifungal composition includes a borate fungicide and an ion-exchange type antimicrobial agent with two or more different metal ions. For example, the ion-exchange type antimicrobial agent may be a zeolite and the metal ions may be magnesium ions and manganese ions. The combination of the metal ions and the borate provide a synergistic effect in fungal resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Michael A. Bilodeau, Karl D. Bishop, Susan G. MacKay
  • Publication number: 20110150968
    Abstract: A strip, which is both edible and dissolvable, is provided comprising a film and a dosage of at least 2% of the reference daily intake (RDI) of at least one dietary supplement for malnutrition or to prevent/treat alcohol induced hangovers. A method for treating malnutrition and/or preventing and treating alcohol-induced hangovers using a dissolvable orally administered strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Alessandra Grassi
  • Patent number: 7910090
    Abstract: The present invention provides a base composition that allows for the formulation of non-irritating cosmetic and/or dermatological compositions. The base composition includes one or more of electrolyte, buffer, mild preservative, lubricant, or any combinations thereof. It is preferred that one or more of the above components are eye-safe and/or eye-compatible. The present invention also provides photoprotective cosmetic and/or dermatological compositions that include the base composition and one or more sunscreen active components and are non-irritating to mammalian eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Olga V. Dueva-Koganov, James P. SaNogueira
  • Publication number: 20110002998
    Abstract: A process for the production of insecticide-modified bead material composed of expandable polystyrene (EPS) by extrusion, encompassing the steps of a) mixing, in a mixer, to incorporate a blowing agent and at least one insecticide from the group of the phenylpyrazoles, chlorfenapyr and hydramethylnon into a polymer melt which comprises at least one polystyrene, based on a vinylaromatic monomer, b) discharging the polymer melt comprising blowing agent, and c) pelletizing the polymer melt comprising blowing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Ishaque, Olaf Kriha, Carsten Schips, Norbert Güntherberg, Daniela Longo, Klaus Hahn, Bernhard Schmied, Clark D. Klein, Keith A. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20100330185
    Abstract: Use of a biocidal mixture containing IPBC and TBZ for protecting wood-plastic composites (WPC), containing thermoplastic polymer and wood particles, from attack and/or destruction by microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Boettcher, Peter Spetmann, Martin Kugler, Thomas Jaetsch, Gerd-Friedrich Renner, Rolf Matysiak
  • Publication number: 20100323887
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, wherein X is O or S; Y is O or S; and R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling an invertebrate pest comprising contacting the invertebrate pest or its environment with a biologically effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: E.I. DU Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Caleb William Holyoke, JR., My-Hanh Thi Tong, Reed Aaron Coats, Wenming Zhang, Stephen Frederick McCann, Dominic Ming-Tak Chan
  • Publication number: 20100307101
    Abstract: Insecticide-modified bead material composed of expandable polystyrene (EPS) coated with (A) one or more insecticides (B) one or more glycerol esters (C) if desired, one or more binders, and (D) if desired, further additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Ishaque, Olaf Kriha, Carsten Schips, Norbert Güntherberg, Daniela Longo, Klaus Hahn, Bernhard Schmied, Clark D. Klein, Keith A. Holmes