Elemental Chlorine Or Elemental Chlorine Releasing Inorganic Compound (e.g., Chlorties, Hypochlorites, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/661)
  • Patent number: 10398796
    Abstract: A sterilant source for use in a portable sterilant system includes a gas-impermeable vial, a frangible ampule containing a first sterilant gas precursor material, disposed within the gas-impermeable vial, a second sterilant gas precursor material, disposed within the gas-impermeable vial and outside the ampule. The first and second sterilant gas precursor materials are selected to be mutually reactive to generate a sterilant gas. The system further includes an activation mechanism, actuatable to break the frangible ampule to release the first sterilant gas precursor material to allow it to react with the second sterilant gas precursor material to generate the sterilant gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: ENIWARE, LLC, NOXILIZER, INC.
    Inventors: Majdi F. Shomali, James E. Bernstein, David B. Opie, Alind Sahay, Jeffrey C. Soreide
  • Patent number: 10362785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disinfectant composition comprising hydrogen peroxide in association with at least one quaternary ammonium salt, suitable for disinfecting a room and the objects that may be therein contained. The composition is further characterized by the absence of ions of heavy metals and is particularly suitable for use in a method for the disinfection of a room, which comprises the diffusion of the present disinfectant composition in the form of a dry mist, maintaining contact with the room and with the objects therein contained, so as to obtain the desired degree of disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: 99 HOLDING S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Renato Cozzi
  • Patent number: 10357453
    Abstract: A method comprising: administering an effective amount of a topical dipyridamole to a subject in need thereof due to a disorder selected from the group consisting of keratitis, corneal abrasion and corneal ulcer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: O.D. Ocular Discovery Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe Rogosnitzky
  • Patent number: 10226420
    Abstract: A method comprising administering an effective amount of a topical dipyridamole to a subject in need thereof due to conjunctivitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: O.D. OCULAR DISCOVERY LTD
    Inventor: Moshe Rogosnitzky
  • Patent number: 10143761
    Abstract: A method for changing a condition of an eyelid of a mammal excluding a human, a model animal for evaluating a therapeutic or prophylactic effect against an eyelid disease obtained by the method, a method for producing the model animal, a method of screening using the model animal and a substance having a therapeutic or prophylactic effect against an eyelid disease selected by the method of screening, and a therapeutic or prophylactic agent against an eyelid disease containing the substance as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Miyake, Tomoko Oda
  • Patent number: 9987443
    Abstract: The invention described herein is directed to method of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, comprising administering an effective amount of an osmolyte by at least one nasal cannula to a subject in need thereof. Also provided is a nasal cannula system for delivering an osmolyte, comprising a nebulizer and tubing having two ends, where the first end of the tubing is connected to the nebulizer and the second end of the tubing is tapered to fit in the nostril of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard C. Boucher, Michael Ross Johnson
  • Patent number: 9981001
    Abstract: This invention concerns a method for preventing and treating Colony Collapse Disorder, consisting in the use of an automated device that delivers a diet specifically calibrated for consumption by farm colonies of bees to be treated. The apparatus comprises a box-like container (10) accommodating in its interior at least one reservoir for liquid-tight, accessible from outside through a nozzle (4), an atomizing device of a liquid solution or suspension contained in the reservoir, means for the delivery (2, 1) of the liquid atomized solution or suspension into micrometric drops outside the apparatus, and a control unit programmed for timing the delivery of the solution or suspension to the outside, for the determination of the quantity of solution or suspension delivered and for emitting alarm signals in case of malfunction, the apparatus being powered DC with the energy supplied by a solar panel (5) located outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Healthy Bees, LLC.
    Inventor: Francesca Del Vecchio
  • Patent number: 9839650
    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: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NEURALTUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: William Boulanger, Arasteh Ari Azhir
  • Patent number: 9770453
    Abstract: Disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising brimonidine and timolol for topical ophthalmic delivery and a method of treatment comprising administering said composition when indicated for glaucoma and associated conditions such as elevated intraocular pressure in the eyes of humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ALLERGAN SALES, LLC
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Chang, Gary J. Beck, Cynthia C. Pratt, Amy L. Batoosingh
  • Patent number: 9622480
    Abstract: An anti-microbial preservative for use in ophthalmic and dermatologic products. The preservative includes from about 0.005 wt. % to about 0.20 wt. % chlorite compound and from about 0.005 wt. % to about 0.05 wt. % peroxy compound. Additionally, the preservative does not generate chlorine dioxide within the pH range of 5.0-8.8. Also included are an antimicrobial ophthalmic and dermatologic compositions for direct application onto an eye or skin of a living being including from about 0.005 wt. % to about 0.20 wt. % chlorite compound and from about 0.005 wt. % to about 0.05 wt. % peroxy compound. Also included are methods for treating dryness of the eyes and skin disorders (e.g., wounds, burns, infections, ulcerations, psoriasis, etc.) and for disinfecting and cleansing contact lenses while in place upon an eye by applying the composition to the eye or to the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: S.K. Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Hampar L. Karagoezian
  • Patent number: 9551043
    Abstract: Methods are described for producing sugar from sugar-containing plant material with microbiological control, which includes treating a sugar-containing plant raw material and/or a component derived therefrom, and/or a medium containing the plant raw material and/or the component, with monochloramine. Monochloramine usage in the method can reduce loss of sugar from bacterial consumptions in the processing of sugar-containing plant materials, such as sugar beets, without causing adverse effects on the sugar product, such as the brightness of white sugar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie Van Haute, Jean Michel Chauwin, Marco Ulisse Mascia
  • Patent number: 9456610
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of grape (Vitis vinifera) seeds extracts as agents for the treatment and prevention of plant diseases caused by pathogens, particularly by fungi and oomycetes, as well as fungicidal compositions comprising Vitis vinifera extracts for application to plants affected or liable to be affected by a pathogen, especially a fungus or oomycete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: IDENA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fran├žois Mairel
  • Patent number: 9451765
    Abstract: A biological decontamination gel, consisting of a colloidal solution comprising from 5 to 30% by mass, preferably 5 to 25% by mass, still preferably 8 to 20% by mass, based on the mass of the gel, of at least one inorganic viscosifying agent: 0.5 to 10 mol/L of gel, preferably 1 to 10 mol/L of gel, of at least one active biological decontamination agent; 0.05 to 5% by mass, preferably 0.05 to 2% by mass, based on the mass of the gel, of at least one super-absorbent polymer; 0.1 to 2% by mass, based on the mass of the gel, of at least one surfactant; and the remainder of solvent. A biological decontamination method applying this gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Frederic Cuer, Sylvain Faure
  • Patent number: 9446952
    Abstract: A process for generating aqueous chlorine dioxide solutions includes adding a solid phase alkali metal chlorite, a solid phase acid, and a solid phase oxidizing agent to an aqueous solution, wherein the solid phase acid ahs a pKa less than 4. Also disclosed are compositions for producing chlorine dioxide solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NALCO Company
    Inventor: Felice DiMascio
  • Patent number: 9265259
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions and methods of their use as effective biocidal agents for water streams. The composition comprises a halogen source, halogen stabilizers containing a sulfur bearing species and ammonium salts/urea, and an alkali. The sulfur bearing species includes sulfamic acid or its salt equivalent. By having optimized mixing ratio of halogen to stabilizer and that of ammonium salts to sulfamic acid or sulfamate, a synergistic effect occurs which both increases the efficacy of the composition as a biocide and it avoids adverse impacts on other chemicals that are present in the water stream. Best of all the composition is easy to form and easy to introduce into a water stream of concern. Its introduction can be as simple as mixing two containers of reagent prior to introduction to the water process stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Wen Li Tu, Laura E. Rice, Andrew J. Cooper, Elisa M. Luth, Yu-mei Lu, Jian Kun Shen
  • Patent number: 9161543
    Abstract: A composition and methods of its use, the composition comprising: a halogen source, urea, and an additional halogen stabilizer excluding urea, optionally an alkali in a concentration sufficient to provide said composition with a pH of greater than 10; and optionally excluding a stabilized bromine compound from said composition is disclosed. Additionally, a method for reducing biological activity in a process stream is disclosed. The method comprises: providing a composition to a process stream, wherein said composition contains: a halogen, urea, and an additional halogen stabilizer excluding urea, optionally an alkali in a concentration sufficient to provide said composition with a pH of greater than 10; and optionally excluding a stabilized bromine compound from said composition. The invention is also directed to compositions and methods of their use as effective biocidal agents for water streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Laura E. Rice, Andrew J. Cooper, Elisa M. Luth, Wen Li Tu
  • Publication number: 20150140012
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating or inhibiting at least one of allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis, or of reducing, inhibiting or treating allergy like symptoms. The methods use compositions comprising chlorite, chloride, chlorate and/or sulfate ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Nuvo Research AG
    Inventors: Mathias Brosz, Friedrich-Wilhelm Kuhne, Klaus Blaszkiewitz, Thomas Isensee
  • Publication number: 20150140126
    Abstract: A measure that can readily prevent arthropod-borne diseases such as malaria that are contracted by 3 to 5 hundred million people worldwide yearly and that cause death of as many as 1.5 to 2.7 million people. By spraying in advance on the skin an arthropod-borne disease preventive agent or the like including chlorine dioxide as an effective component thereof, it is possible to provide repelling effect against arthropods such as infected mosquitoes that bear malaria protozoa and also to prevent biting of the skin by the arthropod, thus reducing contraction of the arthropod-borne diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: Taiko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Jichi Medical University
    Inventors: Hiroyuki MATSUOKA, Norio OGATA, Takashi SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20150125551
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and an apparatus for making an aqueous chlorine solution having a pH between 3.0 and 6.5 and a stability such that after 6 weeks storage at 20 degrees Celsius the pH remains in the range 3.0 to 6.5 and the amount of chlorine lost from the solution is less than 10%, such that the method includes: (a) Providing a source of water having an electrical conductivity at 20 degrees Celsius of no more than 50 (and preferably no more than 4.3) ?Scm-1 (b) Reacting the water with solid calcium hypochlorite having a purity of at least 60%; and (c) Adjusting the pH to between 3.0 and 6.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas BOND, Kevin John BYRNE, Simon Joseph WARD, Natasha Ann Crawford PAGE
  • Publication number: 20150118324
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilized hypohalous acid solution (or formulation thereof), which may be conveniently packaged for sale, or stored for later use on demand. The invention further provides methods of making the stabilized hypohalous acid solution, as well as methods of use for disinfecting mammalian tissue, including wounds and burns, disinfecting or cleansing surfaces, or treating and/or preserving food products and cut flowers, among other uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: PuriCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana Panicheva, Mark N. Sampson, Vadim Panichev, Gerald N. DiBello, Ronan Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20150119245
    Abstract: A method for production and storage of hypochlorous acid is disclosed. The method comprises using high purity water achieved by a combination of softening and reverse osmosis steps. The shelf life is further improved by storing the hypochlorous acid in opaque PET bottles or Nylon/PE bags or nylon bags in a box. Solutions stored in opaque PET bottles exhibit the best stability. Anticipated uses of the extended life hypochlorous acid solution include sanitizer for food contact and non-food contact surfaces, a streak-free cleaner for smooth surfaces and a cut flower life extender. Other biocide uses include water treatment in oil and gas production, cooling tower, lazy river and swimming pools, process water distribution systems, drinking water, portable humidifier, fish tanks and treatment of metalworking fluids and lubricants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: EIJ Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Pollis Robertson, JR., Paul Theruviparampil, Louis Bailey
  • Publication number: 20150099008
    Abstract: A composition that includes ethylhexyl sulfate or a salt thereof, an alkylbenzenesulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a carrier. The ethylhexyl sulfate, or salt thereof, and the alkylbenzenesulfonic acid, or salt thereof, are present in a weight ratio of at least about 1:2. The composition can be used for killing or inhibiting a microorganism or pathogen (e.g., bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, enteric bacteria, virus, fungus, mold, mildew or powdery mildew).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick J. Curry, Franklin Irven Diehl
  • Publication number: 20150099010
    Abstract: Redox signaling gels are disclosed. Such gels include a composition with at least one reactive oxygen species (ROS) and a rheology modifier. Also presented herein is a process for making the gels which includes making the composition by taking the steps of purifying water to produce ultra-pure water, combining a salt to the ultra-pure water to create a salinated water, electrolyzing the salinated water at a temperature of 4.3 to 5.8┬░ C. such that the electrolyzing is accomplished with an anode, cathode and power source such that the power source comprises a transformer and a rectifier and does not comprise a filter capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Hoover, James Pack
  • Patent number: 8992959
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a coagulant comprising calcium nitrate and an antimicrobial agent is disclosed. The coagulant may be used in the molding process to releasably bond the substrate material to the mold and to bond to the antimicrobial to the substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel T. Amdur, Min Yao
  • Publication number: 20150056303
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method, system and equipment for the elaboration of electrolytic chlorine oxidants, hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite substances, using elements that result in an ecological process and confers a high efficiency in the production of these substances, permitting the generation of a product of very high performance and efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Alcantara, Adan Tapia Duran
  • Publication number: 20150056302
    Abstract: The present invention includes a composition for sterilizing a bioscaffold, comprising slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) as an active ingredient, and a method for sterilizing a bioscaffold using the same. The slightly acidic electrolyzed water according to the present invention has excellent effects on the sterilization of bioscaffolds and the removal of immunogenic antigens and a little effect on extracellular matrix, such as glycosaminoglycans or collagen. Moreover, the scaffold sterilized with the slightly acidic electrolyzed water has excellent cell attachment and has no toxicity, and thus the slightly acidic electrolyzed water can be effectively used for the sterilization of bioscaffolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Heung Myong Woo, Kyung Mee Park, Kamal El Din Hany Hussein
  • Patent number: 8951576
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Honbu Sankei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisataka Goda
  • Patent number: 8945630
    Abstract: A method for preparing a stabilized antimicrobial hypochlorous acid solution by diluting an aged stock solution to provide a hypochlorous acid solution at a concentration of about 50 to about 7000 ppm at a pH range of about 2.8 to about 4.0. The antimicrobial hypochlorous acid solution maintains at least 75 percent of the available chlorine present over a period of about 6 months to about 12 months. The antimicrobial hypochlorous acid solution has medical applications in humans and veterinary practice, both prophylactic and therapeutic. The solution can also be used for non-medical applications in antisepsis and sterilization of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Aquilabs S.A.
    Inventor: Justo Leonardo Calderon
  • Patent number: 8945355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for generating germicidal compositions for use in a wide variety of settings, including agricultural settings, food production settings, hospitality settings, health care settings, health club settings, exercise facility settings, research based settings, veterinarian settings, medical settings, hydraulic fracturing settings, and/or any setting requiring disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Zurex Pharmagra, LLC
    Inventors: Carmine J. Durham, R. Andrew Morgan, Michael C. Pawlak
  • Patent number: 8933244
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions for stabilizing a source of active halogen in aqueous solution. The compositions comprise (i) at least one substituted N-hydrogen compound, such as 5,5-dimethylhydantoin, and (ii) at least one additional nitrogen compound selected from ammonia, ammonium salts, and nitrogen compounds containing no carbon-hydrogen bonds, the molar ratio of (i) and (ii) being in the range of 50:1 to 0.02:1. Active halogen-containing aqueous solutions stabilized by the above compositions are particularly useful for controlling microbial and planktonic growth in aqueous systems such as process liquids in the pulping or papermaking industry. The compositions are also useful in reducing the corrosivity of halogen-containing solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lonza Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin E. Janak, Sarah Elizabeth Kopecky, Michael Leonid Ludensky, Philip Gerdon Sweeny
  • Publication number: 20150010648
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a method of converting an oxy halide salt into a halide dioxide in a reaction zone under certain conditions is provided. More specifically, the method includes generating chlorine dioxide from a stable composition comprising an oxy halide salt by introducing said composition to a reducing agent and minimum temperature within the reaction zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: SABRE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: John Y. MASON
  • Publication number: 20150010649
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for treating and preventing conditions characterized by infection and/or inflammation, especially of the eyes, ears, nose and/or throat. The methods of the invention involve administering hypohalous acid to the patient, such as in the form of a composition described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Goldan, Claire Sampson
  • Publication number: 20140377374
    Abstract: The present invention provides therapeutic compositions and methods for treating gastrointestinal diseases and conditions such as diarrhea, for providing rehydration, for correcting electrolyte and fluid imbalances, and/or for improving small intestine function. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a composition formulated for enteral administration, wherein the composition does not contain glucose. In a preferred embodiment, the composition is formulated for administration as an oral rehydration drink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sadasivan Vidyasagar, Paul Okunieff, Lurong Zhang
  • Patent number: 8911797
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating or inhibiting at least one of allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis, or of reducing, inhibiting or treating allergy like symptoms. The methods use compositions comprising chlorite, chloride, chlorate and/or sulfate ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nuvo Research AG
    Inventors: Mathias Brosz, Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhne, Klaus Blaszkiewitz, Thomas Isensee
  • Patent number: 8900641
    Abstract: An antimicrobial composition prepared by mixing a polymer-ammonium salt formulation comprising one or more polymers and one or more ammonium salts with alkali and a chlorine source in a molar ratio of chlorine (as Cl2) to ammonium ion of about 1:10 to about 10:1 and methods of using the composition to control biofouling of aqueous systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Manian Ramesh, Cathy C. Doucette, Andrew J. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8900610
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising a hydrophilic polymer, a hydrophobic polymer, a silver ion, and a chlorite anion, wherein the silver ion associates with at least one hydrophilic or hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the chlorite ion associates with the hydrophilic polymer. Also disclosed are methods of making a photo-stable silver ion and chlorite ion containing wound dressing and methods of reducing or preventing infection of a wound by using the compositions and wound dressings of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventor: Stephen T. Wellinghoff
  • Publication number: 20140341961
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a material in the form of liquid for forming an antimicrobial surface coating with multi-level antimicrobial properties, comprising: encapsulating one or more volatile or gaseous biocides in two or more amphiphilic block copolymers to obtain a w/o/w double emulsion, and mixing the w/o/w double emulsion with one or more nonvolatile biocides, each of which is selected from the group consisting of a metal containing biocide, triclosan, a carboxylic acid, a sugar acid and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Technology Transfer Center
    Inventors: King Lun Yeung, Wai Kin Leung
  • Publication number: 20140342020
    Abstract: A system for controlling dosing of a chlorine dioxide based disinfectant into water may include: at least one dosing unit configured to dose the disinfectant into the water, at least one first sensor configured to detect a concentration of chlorite in the water and configured to output respective first signals indicative of the concentration of the chlorite, and a controller operably coupled to the at least one first sensor to receive the first signals and operably coupled to the at least one dosing unit to send a control signal to the at least one dosing unit in response to the at least one of the first signals, such that the concentration of chlorite does not exceed a chlorite threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Dieter Forstmeier
  • Publication number: 20140335203
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of controlling bacterial contamination using synergistic interactions of antimicrobials. The invention consists of combinations of chlorine dioxide and organic acid whose combined antimicrobial effect is greater than the sum of their individual activities, i.e., synergistic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HERCULES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Corinne E. Consalo, John S. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20140335204
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of controlling bacterial contamination using synergistic interactions of antimicrobials. The invention consists of combinations of chlorine dioxide and organic acid whose combined antimicrobial effect is greater than the sum of their individual activities, i.e., synergistic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: John S. Chapman, Corinne E. Consalo
  • Patent number: 8883222
    Abstract: A disinfectant combination comprises a first supply of a water-soluble hypochlorite; and a second supply of at least one saturated, water-soluble, physiologically acceptable carboxylic acid in solution in an alcoholic solvent which comprises ethanol and optionally water. The combination is used in a method of disinfection, in which a dosed amount of the first supply is mixed with a dosed amount of the second supply to form a disinfectant in situ, and the resulting combined solution, optionally diluted with further water, is applied to a surface or article to be disinfected. In a preferred embodiment, the combination is used for disinfection of endoscopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mauve Technology Limited
    Inventor: David Norton
  • Publication number: 20140328946
    Abstract: Methods and products are provided for treating a wound or infection in a mammal or disinfecting a surface with a hypochlorous acid solution that has been activated by a catalyst. Additionally provided is a process for preparing an antimicrobial product that produces an activated hypochlorous acid solution for use as an antimicrobial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert NORTHEY
  • Publication number: 20140328945
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for stabilizing free available chlorine solutions that are electrochemically generated utilizing one or more Cylindrical Electrolysis cells, which allows generation of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) solutions with excellent sanitizing properties. The invention further provides methods to stabilize different concentrations of Hypochlorous Acid solutions with a pH value ranging from 4.0 to 7.5 and an Redox Oxidation Potential between +700 and +1200 mV, as well methods to stabilize hydrogel formulations containing Hypochlorous Acid as the active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Aquaxo, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Adams, Michel van Schaik
  • Publication number: 20140328947
    Abstract: An aqueous teat dip composition includes significant amounts of glycerin and preferably ethanol and has a pH of at least 8.5. The aqueous teat dip composition can be provided by a method that involves delivering a basic concentrate to a site where dairy animals are located where the concentrate is mixed with water before the pH of the resulting solution is upwardly adjusted. The basic concentrate can be a byproduct of a biofuel refining process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Weisel
  • Patent number: 8877257
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for treating and preventing conditions characterized by infection and/or inflammation, especially of the eyes, ears, nose, and/or throat. The methods of the invention involve administering hypohalous acid to the patient, such as in the form of a composition described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Puricore, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Goldan, Claire Sampson
  • Publication number: 20140319059
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for reducing down-time in a recreational body of water having a water filtering system and water recirculation system after a potential release of Cryptospridium oocyst and/or Giardia cysts. Also described is a kit for practicing the method for reducing down-time in a recreational body of water that may have a potential release of Cryptospridium oocyst and/or Giardia cysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Unhoch
  • Patent number: 8871278
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilized hypohalous acid solution (or formulation thereof), which may be conveniently packaged for sale, or stored for later use on demand. The invention further provides methods of making the stabilized hypohalous acid solution, as well as methods of use for disinfecting mammalian tissue, including wounds and burns, disinfecting or cleansing surfaces, or treating and/or preserving food products and cut flowers, among other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Puricore, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana Panicheva, Mark N. Sampson, Vadim Panichev, Gerald N. Dibello, Martyn James Rogers, Ronan Stapleton, Steven Lewis Short
  • Publication number: 20140308265
    Abstract: The claimed invention is directed to compositions and methods effective in preventing microbial contamination or reducing microbial count associated with a contaminated surface, comprising a biocidal system comprised of a primary biocide, a pH buffer agent, a surfactant, all in an aqueous based carrier, wherein the compositions may be considered environmentally friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Burt R. Sookram, John W. Veenstra
  • Publication number: 20140302176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing chlorine dioxide (ClO2) from hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sodium chlorite (NaClO2) in the presence of water (H2O). The invention has for its object to further develop the method such that it is more economical to install and operate. The object is achieved when the hydrochloric acid is used in aqueous solution at a concentration of 27 to 33 wt %, the sodium chlorite is used in aqueous solution at a concentration of 22 to 27 wt % and the molar ratio of hydrochloric acid used to sodium chlorite used is between 2.14 and 4.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: INFRACOR GmbH
    Inventors: Gerda Grund, Hartmut Rahtz, Hermann-Josef Korte
  • Patent number: 8840873
    Abstract: A method of treating burns, preferably second and third degree burns, by administration of an oxidative reduction potential (ORP) water solution that is stable for at least twenty-four hours is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Hojabr Alimi