Elemental Fluorine Or Fluorine Compound Patents (Class 424/673)
  • Patent number: 9937202
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods for transdermal drug delivery. The compositions can be used in a variety of applications, including treating erectile dysfunction or sexual dysfunction, treating wounds, or causing or promoting hair growth. For example, in one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to compositions for delivery of nitric oxide. The nitric oxide may be present within a first phase comprising a lecithin, such as phosphatidylcholine. In certain embodiments, the lecithin is present in liposomes, micelles, or other vesicles. The composition can take the form of a gel, a cream, a lotion, an ointment, a solution, a solid “stick,” etc., that can be rubbed or sprayed onto the skin, e.g., onto the penis, vulva, or other suitable portion. The composition can also be applied to a mucosal surface. In some embodiments, a composition comprising nitric oxide is unexpectedly stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Transdermal Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas V. Perricone, Yousry Abdelrehim Sayed
  • Patent number: 9649336
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for the treatment or prevention of actinic keratosis and/or for countering the effects of skin aging and/or damage to blood vessels and fine wrinkling The present invention provides for a composition comprising aluminum fluoride or chemical compounds which releases aluminum fluoride to be used to treat or reduce the negative effects of actinic keratosis or sun-induced skin aging and associated conditions, for example, damaged blood vessels and fine wrinkling
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Avi Dascalu
  • Publication number: 20150056282
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for co-electrophoretic deposition (co-EPD) of organo-functionalized strontium fluoride nanoparticles (SrF2) with a hydrophobic polymer in the presence of non-aqueous aprotic solvents. The co-EPD procedure can be employed to form a coating or self-supporting film for application to a metal implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin R. FURMAN, Stephen T. WELLINGHOFF
  • Patent number: 8956629
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dental composition, comprising unsaturated double bond-containing monomers and/or oligomers, a catalytic amount of polymerization initiator to initiate polymerization, and a filler, wherein the dental composition comprises an organic nanotube containing an antibacterial or anticariogenic material to inhibit or prevent tooth decay. The dental composition comprises an organic nanotube containing an antibacterial or anticariogenic material, thus uniformly and continuously exhibiting anticariogenic and antibacterial activities, while avoiding deterioration in physical properties required for the dental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vericom Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Myung-Hwan Oh, Won-Ho Kim, Mi Hyoun Ham, Jong-Hwi Lee, Yun-Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20150030701
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for antimicrobial use. The compositions contain a small antimicrobial agent and a permeabilizing agent. The antimicrobial compositions can be antifungal or antibacterial compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Yale University
    Inventors: Ronald R. Breaker, Sanshu Li
  • Patent number: 8936778
    Abstract: Composition and methods include a dental bleaching agent, potassium nitrate a fluoride salt for enhanced whitening and reduced tooth sensitivity. The potassium nitrate and fluoride salt both reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity that may otherwise be caused by the bleaching agent. For prolonged treatment of teeth, lower quantities of potassium nitrate (e.g., 0.5%) have actually been found to work better than larger quantities (e.g., 3%). The dental compositions may be applied directly to the person's teeth, or they may be loaded into a comfortable fitting, flexible, thin-walled dental tray and placed over the person's teeth. In that case, the dental compositions will include a tackifying agent, such as carboxypolymethylene, which assists the composition in retaining the dental tray over the person's teeth as a result of the adhesive properties of the dental composition rather than due to mechanical interlocking of the tray over the person's teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 8859007
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a mixture of DBM and a perfluorocarbon oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and a perfluorocarbon results in enhancement of bone formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Theracell, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Richard K. Grant, Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler
  • Patent number: 8852561
    Abstract: Fluoride varnish compositions for temporary application and adhesion to a person's teeth. The composition includes a carrier comprising a resin and an adhesion promoting agent comprising an alkyl phosphoric acid. A fluoride ion source (e.g., a fluoride salt such as sodium fluoride) is dispersed within the carrier so as to provide biologically available fluoride ions to the tooth tissue being treated. The composition adheres only temporarily to tooth tissue (e.g., for a period of at least about 4 minutes, but not more than about 1 year), after which the composition spontaneously wears away as a natural result of the action of the tongue, saliva and/or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff A. Wagner, Andy T. Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20130344083
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for treatment of cancer. In particular, these methods and compositions may include an inhibitor of a deubiquitinating enzyme. In certain aspects, these methods and compositions may include a modulator of glucose metabolism. Also provided are methods of assaying the glucose content of cells and tissues using detection of uH2B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: C. Wilson Xu, Yasuyo Urasaki
  • Publication number: 20130287791
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for treatment of cancer. In particular, these methods and compositions may include an inhibitor of a deubiquitinating enzyme. In certain aspects, these methods and compositions may include a modulator of glucose metabolism. Also provided are methods of assaying the glucose content of cells and tissues using detection of uH2B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: C. Wilson Xu
  • 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: 20130190178
    Abstract: The pesticidal compositions comprising synergistic mixtures of O,O-dimethyl S-phthalimidomethyl phosphorodithioate or suitable salt forms thereof, and at least one benzoylurea based chitin inhibiting compound or suitable salt forms thereof, and especially preferably one or more of (RS)-1-[3-chloro-4-(1,1,2-trifluoro-2-trifluoromethoxyethoxy)phenyl]-3-(2,6-di-fluorobenzoyl)urea (also interchangeably referred to as “novaluron”) or suitable salt forms thereof, and 1-(2-chlorobenzoyl)-3-(4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)urea (also interchangeably referred to as “triflumuron”) or suitable salt forms thereof, for the control of undesired pests, preferably for the control of Codling moths in fruit. Methods of controlling the incidence of undesired pests, via treatment regimens providing synergistic amounts of each of the foregoing compounds, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: GOWAN COMERCIO INTEMACIONAL E SERVICOS LIMITADA
    Inventors: Tak Wai Cheung, Gary Louis Melchior, Eric James McEwen, Joszef Selmeczi, Jacques-Laurent Anslaux
  • Publication number: 20130149391
    Abstract: Fluoride varnish compositions for temporary application and adhesion to a person's teeth. The composition includes a carrier comprising a resin and an adhesion promoting agent comprising an alkyl phosphoric acid. A fluoride ion source (e.g., a fluoride salt such as sodium fluoride) is dispersed within the carrier so as to provide biologically available fluoride ions to the tooth tissue being treated. The composition adheres only temporarily to tooth tissue (e.g., for a period of at least about 4 minutes, but not more than about 1 year), after which the composition spontaneously wears away as a natural result of the action of the tongue, saliva and/or other factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ultradent Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8460685
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of improving the osteoinductivity of calcium phosphate materials, to calcium phosphate materials having improved osteoinductivity as well as bone (re)generation scaffolds produced therefrom and to the use of such materials and scaffolds in methods of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Progentix Orthobiology B.V.
    Inventors: Huipin Yuan, Joost Dick De Bruijn, Klaas De Groot
  • Patent number: 8445030
    Abstract: Antiseptic compounds that act as persistent and fast acting antiseptics and disinfectants. The base of these antiseptic actions is CaF2 as the persistent part, preventing the colonization of tissue and nonliving surfaces with microorganisms through the targeted on-demand release of fluorine ions. For fighting heavy contamination and invasion of transient microbes through new application of the solution, fast acting alcohols and toxic solutions have been added in small percentage. They act fast and evaporate fast, leaving the natural protection of skin undamaged and coated with a persistent antiseptic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventors: Fridolin Voegeli, Frank Flechsig, Thomas Flechsig
  • Patent number: 8383163
    Abstract: Fluoride varnish compositions for temporary application and adhesion to a person's teeth. The composition includes a carrier comprising a resin and an adhesion promoting agent comprising an alkyl phosphoric acid. A fluoride ion source (e.g., a fluoride salt such as sodium fluoride) is dispersed within the carrier so as to provide biologically available fluoride ions to the tooth tissue being treated. The composition adheres only temporarily to tooth tissue (e.g., for a period of at least about 4 minutes, but not more than about 1 year), after which the composition spontaneously wears away as a natural result of the action of the tongue, saliva and/or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff A. Wagner, Andy T. Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20130004425
    Abstract: Drug carriers, methods of synthesizing, and methods of use thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Xin-Ming Liu
  • Publication number: 20120288488
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for preventing or controlling bacteria, viruses and parasitic growths that cause diarrhea, pneumonia and septicemia in animals comprising a biocidal system comprised of a primary biocide and a pH buffer component; a cationic or ionic surfactant having an HLB of from about 5 to about 30; a thickening agent; and an aqueous based carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: NOBLE ION, LLC
    Inventors: Burt R. Sookram, John W. Veenstra
  • Publication number: 20120156308
    Abstract: The present application discloses a fast-setting mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with fluoride release for practical treatment of diseases in teeth and bone, e.g. for caries treatment and/or prevention. The cariostatic MTA contain calcia-silica-alumina cement with moderately increased tricalcium aluminate content allowing high calcium hydroxide release. The MTA composition support remineralization and biomineralization, and it is suitable for stimulation of hard tissue regeneration. MTA embodiments contain superplasticizerand nanosilicate for improved mechanical properties. The MTA compositions include optional radiocontrast and nano-enriched leachable fluorine, nitrate, strontium, and phosphate. The fast-setting MTA paste exhibits flow-to-clay-like consistency, which allows new practical applications including cavity lining, temporary restoration, bonding, and cementations in one MTA embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Dentosolve
    Inventors: Henrik Lovschall, Pia Kjaergaard, Jesper Thorsen
  • Patent number: 8197857
    Abstract: A method for the elimination of carbon dioxide from waste gases includes the following steps. First, waste gases, which include carbon dioxide, are provided from a source for waste gases. Next, the waste gases are contacted with an absorbent composition that includes perfluorodecalin solution. The waste gases, especially the carbon dioxide, are then absorbed by the absorbent composition. The absorbent composition thereby absorbs the waste gases to eliminate the carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventors: Lawrence V. Dressler, Alexander Chirkov
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8147855
    Abstract: Methods for inhibiting sensory responses in the skin such as pain and itch using topical formulations containing aqueous-soluble divalent strontium cation in a suitable topical keratinized skin formulation vehicle are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cosmederm Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary S. Hahn, David O. Thueson
  • Publication number: 20110229575
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions for and methods of treating burn wounds in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Gary L. Clauson, Chris J. Stern, Richard Kiral
  • Publication number: 20110206747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition inhibiting or destroying at least one living or unicellular organism, which comprises at least one anti-infectious agent and at least one activating agent containing at least one metal element, together with at least one dispersing agent. The present invention also relates to the utilization of such a composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Pierre LAGNY, Jean-Jacques HERAULT
  • Publication number: 20110200684
    Abstract: Synergistic pesticidal mixtures are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Jim X. Huang, Jonathan M. Babcock, Thomas Meade, Marc Farrow
  • Publication number: 20110183006
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treatment of abnormal conditions in a subject, wherein the abnormal condition affects the musculoskeletal joints of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Yamka, Nolan Zebulon Frantz, Xiangming Gao, Samer Al-Murrani
  • Publication number: 20110165221
    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: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Steven B. Jung, Delbert E. Day
  • Publication number: 20110135749
    Abstract: The present invention relates to low shrinkage multi functionalized silsesquioxane (SSQ) derivatives, to nanocomposite materials comprising these SSQ's and to the use of the nanocomposite material as a polymerizable resin in biologically compatible materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Alan Sellinger, Mui Siang Soh, U Jin Adrian Yap
  • Publication number: 20110064829
    Abstract: Antiseptic compounds that act as persistent and fast acting antiseptics and disinfectants. The base of these antiseptic actions is CaF2 as the persistent part, preventing the colonization of tissue and nonliving surfaces with microorganisms through the targeted on-demand release of fluorine ions. For fighting heavy contamination and invasion of transient microbes through new application of the solution, fast acting alcohols and toxic solutions have been added in small percentage. They act fast and evaporate fast, leaving the natural protection of skin undamaged and coated with a persistent antiseptic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Fridolin Voegeli, Frank Flechsig, Thomas Flechsig
  • Publication number: 20110064776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dental composition, comprising unsaturated double bond-containing monomers and/or oligomers, a catalytic amount of polymerization initiator to initiate polymerization, and a filler, wherein the dental composition comprises an organic nanotube containing an antibacterial or anticariogenic material to inhibit or prevent tooth decay. The dental composition comprises an organic nanotube containing an antibacterial or anticariogenic material, thus uniformly and continuously exhibiting anticariogenic and antibacterial activities, while avoiding deterioration in physical properties required for the dental material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Myung-Hwan Oh, Won-Ho Kim, Mi Hyoun Ham, Jong-Hwi Lee, Yun-Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20110014258
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating comprising a bioactive material and an antimicrobial agent, wherein the concentration of said antimicrobial agent varies throughout the thickness of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Lu Gan, Marcus L. Scott, Shilesh C. Jani, Laura S. Whitsitt
  • Publication number: 20110008407
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a coating for a medical implant, wherein at least a part of said coating contains an osseointegration agent and the same and/or a different part of the coating contains an antimicrobial metal agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Lu Gan, Marcus L. Scott, Shilesh C. Jani
  • Patent number: 7858124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-bacterial, anti-virus, and anti-fungus composition, its preparation and use. The composition of the present invention mainly includes the following three ingredients in an adequate ratio: (A) a metal compound having a catalytic function; (B) ionic compound, and (C) an additive. The anti-bacterial, anti-virus, and anti-fungus composition of the present invention is capable of destroying viruses as well as killing bacterial and fungi. Therefore, the composition can be formulated as an aerosol and a film for applying to protection devices such as respirators, masks, gloves, filters, condoms, etc. The present composition can also be used in household, vehicle, hospital, school, restaurant, hotel, internet coffee shop for applying to filter of air-conditioner, tap, stool, interior of elevator and its keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Well-Being Biochemical Corp.
    Inventors: Jih Ru Hwu, Shwu Chen Tsay
  • Publication number: 20100316726
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of treating sensitive teeth comprising attaching a sealant composition comprising a basic amino acid to a person's tooth and allowing the basic amino acid to be slowly released over time in order to reduce chrome and/or acute tooth sensitivity together with compositions and methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Prencipe, Belle Mead Scott Robinson, Rajnish Kohli, Richard J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20100266709
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating burns comprising administering to a burn area of a subject in need thereof of a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising an anti-cytokine or anti-inflammatory agent or a functional derivative thereof; and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Terry Lee HICKS
  • Publication number: 20100203167
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are azeotrope compositions comprising 1,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene and hydrogen fluoride. The azeotrope compositions are useful in processes to produce and in processes to purify 1,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene. Additionally, disclosed herein are azeotrope and near-azeotrope compositions comprising 1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,5-decafluoropentane and hydrogen fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Ralph Newton Miller, Mario Joseph Nappa, Velliyur Nott Mallikarjuna Rao, Allen Capron Sievert
  • Patent number: 7767232
    Abstract: Perfluorocarbons are used to control nitric oxide metabolism, either to inhibit nitric oxide activity or to potentiate the effects of nitric oxide. Perfluorocarbons can be used, for example, to treat hypotension and vasoplegia in septic shock, to protect against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, to treat hypertension, and to provide antiplatelet effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Evgeny Nudler, Ruslan Rafikova, Olga Rafikova
  • Publication number: 20100187464
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are azeotrope and near-azeotrope compositions comprising E-1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene (E-HFC-1225ye) and hydrogen fluoride. The azeotrope and near-azeotrope compositions are useful in processes to produce and in processes to purify E-HFC-1225ye and/or Z-1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene (Z-HFC-1225ye). Also disclosed are processes for the extractive distillation to separate E-HFC-1225ye from Z-HFC-1225ye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: E.I. Du Pint De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Knapp, Barry Asher Mahler, Velliyur Nott Mallikarjuna Rao
  • Publication number: 20100143473
    Abstract: A combination treatment, wherein a strontium-containing compound together with one or more active substances capable of reducing the incidence of bone fracture and/or increasing bone density and/or improving healing of fractured bone and/or improving bone quality are administered for use in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of cartilage and/or bone conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Christian Hansen, Henrik Nilsson, Stephan Christgau
  • Patent number: 7709027
    Abstract: The invention relates to an anti-inflammatory, wound-healing glass powder, whereby the glass of the glass powder comprises the following components: 20-80 wt. % SiO2, 0-40 wt. % Na2O, 0-40 wt. % K2O, 0-40 wt. % Li2O, 0-40 wt. % CaO, 0-40 wt. % MgO, 0-40 wt. % Al2O3, 0-1 wt. % P2O5, 0-40 wt. % B2O3 and 0-10 wt. % ZnO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Jörg Hinrich Fechner, José Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20090304809
    Abstract: The present application provides dental fillers, and methods of making and using dental fillers that include a treated surface that includes a caseinate. Dental compositions including such dental fillers can be useful for delivering ions to the oral environment. Dental compositions, and methods of using dental compositions that include a caseinate and a hardenable resin or a water-dispersible, polymeric film former are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Richard P. Rusin, Sumita B. Mitra, Kevin M. Cummings, Paul A. Burgio, Afshin Falsafi
  • Publication number: 20090246146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of halides and halide salts for the treatment of microbial infections, including those caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses. The present invention takes advantage of endogenous immune function and augments this system using a non-toxic and inexpensive reagent that can be delivered to mucosal surfaces, for example, orally, topically, opthalmically and via inhalation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: BOTOND BANFI, Anthony Fischer, Joseph Zabner, Lakshmi Durairaj, Daniel Lorentzen, Paul B. McCray, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090191279
    Abstract: Fluoride varnish compositions for temporary application and adhesion to a person's teeth. The composition includes a carrier comprising a resin and an adhesion promoting agent comprising an alkyl phosphoric acid. A fluoride ion source (e.g., a fluoride salt such as sodium fluoride) is dispersed within the carrier so as to provide biologically available fluoride ions to the tooth tissue being treated. The composition adheres only temporarily to tooth tissue (e.g., for a period of at least about 4 minutes, but not more than about 1 year), after which the composition spontaneously wears away as a natural result of the action of the tongue, saliva and/or other factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Kennard, Jeff A. Wagner, Andy T. Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20090181108
    Abstract: A method of treating otosclerosis in a human in need thereof by administering a bisphosphonate in a defined dosing schedule. The invention demonstrates an effective response and sustained benefit in the treatment of otosclerosis. Particularly, the method involves administration of a bisphosphonate in a stepped-up dosage amount, e.g., in a dose that is at least one and a half times the recommended dose for osteoporosis. It also includes administration of a time-dependent dose of more than one bisphosphonate, specifically, alternating administration of a first bisphosphonate with a second bisphosphonate. The inventive method further includes intravenous administration of a bisphosphonate, and optionally oral administration of a bisphosphonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth H. Brookler
  • Publication number: 20090041860
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral pharmaceutical compositions which take the form of orally-dispersible tablets containing calcium and, optionally, vitamin D and/or fluorine together with pharmaceutically-acceptable excipients and which can be used for the treatment or prevention of osteoporosis and other diseases characterised by loss of bone mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: ITALFARMACO, S.A.
    Inventors: Alvaro Acebron Fernandez, Dolores Blanco Lousame, Candida Gasco Guerrero
  • Patent number: 7452556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for the treatment of pilosebaceous gland inflammations, especially of the hair follicle and its appendages, in particular of Acne Vulgaris and Folliculitis, comprising as active ingredient AIF or chemical compounds which finally release AIF, or combinations of aluminum and fluoride salts which finally release AIF. AIF in accordance with the present invention relates to Aluminum fluoride (Aluminum Trifluoride; Aluminum Fluoride), CAS No 7784-18-1, EINECS No. 232-051-1, having an empirical formula of AIF3. Said compositions have, inter alia, pharmaceutical, cosmetic or quasi-cosmetic properties. The present invention also relates to the use of said compositions in said treatment, and to methods for the treatment of pilosebaceous gland inflammations with said compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Medidermis Ltd.
    Inventor: Avi Dascalu
  • Publication number: 20080241117
    Abstract: An oral care composition, such as a dentifrice composition, which provides enhanced anti-gingivitis efficacy is disclosed. The composition includes a tocopherol component which consists of about 10% to about 90% of gamrnma tocopherol, with the balance of the components selected from alpha tocopherol, beta tocopherol, delta tocopherol, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Abdul Gaffar, Sarita V. Mello, Michael Prencipe
  • Patent number: 7419680
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    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: New York University
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    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
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