Containing Or Obtained From Musci (e.g., Moss, Peat Moss, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/762)
  • Publication number: 20140294995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical formulation containing a combination of (a) at least one astringent active substance and (b) at least one mucilaginous drug and the use thereof for the prevention or treatment of inflammatory diseases of the oropharyngeal region and for the treatment of painful irritations of the mucosa in the oropharyngeal region and associated irritable cough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Julia BONI, Bernd PLOHMANN, Sandra SAUERLAND
  • Publication number: 20140286990
    Abstract: A mud mask with real leaves is described. The mud mask is made by separating a leaf batch into a first sub-batch, a second sub-batch, and a third sub-batch. The first sub-batch is ground into a fine powder, while the second sub-batch remains as whole leaves and the third sub-hatch is chopped into partially chopped leaves. The fine powder and whole leaves are added to hot water for a period of time to form a brewed tea. Thereafter, the partially chopped leaves and mud components are added to the brewed tea to form a mud solution, which is mixed to form the mud product. The mud product is packaged and allowed to marinate, which allows the leaves to begin releasing their nutrients and antioxidants into the mud formula, after which the mud mask includes atypical and unusually high levels of nutrients, antioxidants and caffeine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Glamglow, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Beth Dellimore, Glenn Dellimore
  • Patent number: 8658193
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for styptic compounds comprising a hemostatic or styptic agent suspended within a hydrophobic carrier medium. Example carrier mediums may include waxes, lipids, oils, or combinations thereof. The compound may be a semisolid at room temperature and soft enough to be easily dispensed and formed into or onto bleeding tissue of an animal or human. The hydrophobic qualities of the carrier medium can protect the styptic agent from absorbing moisture. The carrier medium can mechanically support positioning treatments adjacent to the bleeding tissue. The carrier medium can further serve to mechanically seal the tissue to aid in hemostasis while also protecting the tissue from debris and contamination. The carrier medium can aid in maintaining moisture within the tissue. Slurry-based manufacturing processes can support a substantially homogeneous dispersal of styptic agent throughout the carrier medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Greenwald
  • Publication number: 20130330372
    Abstract: Disclosed are extracts prepared from primitive plants and fungi that have anti-cancer properties. The extracts are prepared by pulverizing the biological matter in a diluent. The extract can be administered to an individual or animal to kill cancer cells, prevent growth of cancer cells and teat cancer. The extracts may be used in combination with other therapeutic protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Southern Connecticut State University
    Inventors: Sarah Crawford, Erin Boisvert
  • Patent number: 8354099
    Abstract: Composition of a Dead Sea extract and at least one plant extract of a Himalayan origin are provided for topical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Ahava-Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd.
    Inventors: Zeev Maor, Tamar Zioni
  • Publication number: 20120328647
    Abstract: Disclosed are extracts prepared from primitive plants and fungi that have anti-cancer properties. The extracts are prepared by pulverizing the biological matter in a diluent. The extract can be administered to an individual or animal to kill cancer cells, prevent growth of cancer cells and treat cancer. The extracts may be used in combination with other therapeutic protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Sarah Crawford, Erin Boisvert
  • Publication number: 20120164224
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to agents and devices for promoting hemostasis and, more particularly, to an extract of a plant-based “Traditional Chinese Medicinal” product and devices incorporating such agents for the delivery thereof to bleeding wounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Yi-Lan Wang, Xintian Ming
  • Patent number: 8025909
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for relaxing human hair with minimal damage to the hair comprising the steps of (a) preparing an aqueous mixture having a pH of at least 11 comprising (i) at least one base; and (ii) a pre-selected blend of dehydrated herbs; (b) applying the mixture to human hair for a period of time sufficient to effect a desired amount of relaxation; and (c) removing the mixture from the hair with a rinsing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: David Jarvis, Lauren Kelly
  • Publication number: 20100119613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an extract which is capable of inducing an antioxidant stress response comprising the step of treating an extract from organic material with UV light, said extract being derived from a non-mammalian cell or a non-mammalian organism and said cell or organism being capable of synthesizing polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, an extract capable of inducing an antioxidant stress response produced in accordance with the inventive methods, in particular an extract capable of inducing an antioxidant stress response for the preparation of a cosmetic composition is disclosed. The present invention also relates to a cosmetic composition comprising the inventive extract obtainable by the method provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Florian Gruber, Olga Oskolkova, Erwin Tschachler, Valery Bochkov
  • Publication number: 20100111878
    Abstract: Composition of a Dead Sea extract and at least one plant extract of a Himalayan origin are provided for topical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: AHAVA - DEAD SEA LABORATORIES LTD.
    Inventors: Zeev MAOR, Tamar ZIONI
  • Patent number: 7687081
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel herbal formulation useful as local anesthetic in topical surgical operations, nerve block conduction, extradural and infiltration anesthesia. Formulation(s) comprises of extract(s) of Spilanthus calva and Spilanthus oleraceae with Gymnema sylvestre, Urtica dioica and Piper longum. The formulation can be used as topical application as ointment or spray or cream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Pushpangadan Palpu, Chandana Venkateswara Rao, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat, Sanjeev Kumar Ojha, Sharad Kumar Srivastava, Subha Rastogi, Vivek Kumar
  • Publication number: 20080145464
    Abstract: Extracts from an indigenous Jamaican plant that exhibit an anti-tumor activity and/or an anti-inflammatory activity and, more particularly, an extract of Jamaican Ball Moss (Tillandsia Recurvata) that has a therapeutic pharmacological activity, in particular an anti-cancerous activity by inducing tumorous cell death by apoptosis, and active compounds isolated thereof are described. Furthermore, methods for the extraction of the extracts are disclosed. Also, a pharmaceutical composition or product for the treatment of cancer which includes an effective amount of the described extract or an active compound thereof, a therapeutic compound and optionally a pharmaceutical acceptable carrier are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Henry Lowe
  • Publication number: 20080081046
    Abstract: A Phytoceutical composition for the prevention and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and symptoms is provided. A specific combination of extracts of plants and nutraceuticals is taught, as well as principles for varying the formulations based on categorizing plants into one of three groups, Energy, Bio-Intelligence, and Organization and selecting several plants from each group. Such combinations have synergistic effects, with minimal side effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventor: Jose Angel Olalde
  • Publication number: 20040253330
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the natural topical treatment of portions of skin of a person afflicted with a skin disorder such as dry skin, eczema, itchy skin, red skin, itchy eczema, inflamed skin, and/or cracked skin for the removal of itch and the restoration of the affected areas of skin to a normal condition. The natural treatment of a skin disorder initially involves formation of a natural ointment from the ingredients identified as lard; Marigold flowers; and pure beeswax. The natural ointment is formed by combination of the ingredients which includes heating. The ointment is then applied twice daily to affected areas of skin until a natural cure of the skin disorder is obtained. In addition, a therapeutic compress is applied to the affected skin. The compress may include Colts Foot Leaf, White Oak Bark, Burdock Root, Horsetail Herb, and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Bronhilda Miketin
  • Publication number: 20040241260
    Abstract: A composition for the relief and/or prevention of climacteric and menopausal disorders affecting women in pre-, peri- or post-menopause, comprising Soy Isoflavones and viable lactic acid bacteria preferably Lactobacillus sporogenes aimed to enhance the absorption of Soy Isoflavones, the composition being provided in dosage forms for oral administration. Preferably the composition also comprises Equisetum arvense dry extract and a pharmaceutically acceptable calcium salt and/or Vitamin D3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: ROTTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Paolo Senin, Ivo Setnikar, Angelo Luigi Rovati
  • Publication number: 20040197427
    Abstract: Disclosed is a herbal composition comprising a first hot-water extract from a mixture of the plants Angelicae gigantis Radix, Cnidium officinale Makino and Paeonia japonica Miyabe et Takeda at an equal weight ratio, and a polysaccharide fraction as a precipitate formed by adding ethanol to a second hot-water extract from a mixture of the plants Angelicae gigantis Radix, Cnidium officinale Makino and Paeonia japonica Miyabe et Takeda at an equal weight ratio. The herbal composition of the present invention is effective in improving the anticancer activity, immune response and hematopoiesis of the body, and protecting the body from oxidative damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Sung Kee Jo, Sung Ho Kim, Sung Tae Yee, Hae Ran Park, Heon Oh, Myung Woo Byun
  • Patent number: 6793932
    Abstract: A veterinary composition comprising at least one keratolytic and cerumenilytic cleaning agent, a at least one bactericide agent, at least one yeast control agent and at least one anti-irritant and anti-pruriginous agent, which is useful for preventing otitis in dogs and cats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Laboratories Del Dr. Esteve, S.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Lopez Cabrera, Josep Homedes Beguer
  • Publication number: 20040175445
    Abstract: A selection of herbal materials with curative effects combined in a liquid form and processed into a suitable topical delivery system for application to skin ulcerations, surgical incisions wounds and cuts to accomplish accelerated wound healing. The present invention can also heal and provide 1st and 2nd degree burn, radiation burn and sunburn relief and be used for application to human skin affected with psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, acne, rosacea, extreme dryness, allergic reactions and inflammatory rashes. The process to manufacture and the herbal extract vehicle of delivery are both critical to the effectiveness of the present invention since the invention is comprised of two separate herbal composition extracts which do not form a homogenous mixture when combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas M. Hnat
  • Publication number: 20040131705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel anti-inflammatory composition containing humate, such as insoluble, granular, other insoluble, or soluble humate, particularly Menefee Humate®. The invention also includes other anti-inflammatory compositions containing humate and at least one additional anti-inflammatory agent such as indomethacin or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The invention includes a method of treating acute or chronic inflammation in an animal, including a human, by administering one of these compositions. A method of facilitating the therapeutic effect of a therapeutic drug in an animal by co-administering humate is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: TBNI, Inc., a Texas Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Lown, Kevin Gill, Stephen J. Cutler, Horace G. Cutler, Stanley H. Pollock
  • Publication number: 20040091559
    Abstract: An isolate from the leaves of Gymnema sylvestre, having a specified molecular weight, is useful for the treatment of diabetes. The isolate has a molecular weight at least about 3000 Daltons as determined by molecular weight cut-off filtration. Glucose metabolism in a human patient is regulated by dosage forms that contain the aforesaid isolate from the leaves of Gymnema sylvestre, optionally in combination with a non-metabolizable polysaccharide such as the exudate of Sterculia urens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Arun K. Chatterji
  • Publication number: 20040071801
    Abstract: The present invention incorporates gymnemic acid, derived from Gymnema sylvestre, with a debittering agent into a slow-dissolving lozenge, along with other compounds which affect the taste for sweetness, to provide a dietary aid for persons having difficulty controlling their sweet intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Drew Edell, Richard A. Handel
  • Publication number: 20040052879
    Abstract: A method is described for the extraction of products having a pharmacological activity, in particular an anti-tumoral activity, from spermatophyte plants. Said products, which are to be used in the pharmaceutical field, consist of complex mixtures of compounds characterized by one or more stilbene groups, variously hydroxylated and/or glucosidated, and of compounds derived from said group by natural enzymatic biosynthetical processes (stilbenoids). The following compounds are preferred: C-Res, glucosidated C-Res, &egr;-viniferine, H-gnetine, r-2-viniferine, r-viniferine, hopeaphenol, Ampelopepsin A and glucosidated T-Res.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Giampietro Ravagnan, Roberto Falchetti, Giulia Lanzilli, Maria Pia Fuggetta, Maria Tricarico, Fulvio Mattivi
  • Patent number: 6630179
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition comprising an oxihumic acid, salt, ester, or derivative thereof as an active ingredient is disclosed. The composition is preferably administered only for stimulating lymphocytes in a human, animal, or bird. It may be used in treating viral and bacterial infections, HIV infections, opportunistic diseases, inflammation, pain and fever, cancer growth, and diseases associated with viral infection and a depressed immune system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Enerkom (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventors: Johannes Dekker, Constance Elizabeth Medlen
  • Publication number: 20030077233
    Abstract: An appetite suppressant toothpaste formulations which simultaneously suppresses the users appetite while promoting intraoral cleanliness. The toothpaste composition includes toothpaste base ingredients; and at least one of appetite suppressant and appetite depressant herbs. The toothpaste base ingredients include a combination of known amounts of Vegetable Glycerin; Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica; Purified Water; Xylitol; Carrageenan; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate; and Titanium Dioxide and a flavoring agent. The appetite suppressing and depressing herbs include at least one of Garcinia Cambogia; Gymnema Sylvestre; Kola Nut; Citrus Aurantium; Yerba Mate; and Griffonia Simplicifolia and comprise a range of substantially 5.5% to substantially 22% by weight of the composition. The appetite suppressing and depressing herbs may further include at least one of Guarana, Green Tea, myrrh, guggul Lipid and black current seed oil. Alternatively, the toothpaste composition may be in the form of a dental cream or mouthspray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: Arthur Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20030044369
    Abstract: The invention refers to an anti-sweat cosmetic which is suitable for use on the whole body and whose ingredients are almost entirely plant-based. The anti-perspiration cosmetic contains 0.01 to 5% by weight of a mixture of the extract of the overground plant parts of Equisetum arvense and the essential oil of Salvia officinalis; 0.01 to 5% by weight of a mixture of the extracts of Hamamelis virginia and Quercus infectoria; 0.5 to 15% by weight of pulverized bamboo wood (Bamboo Powder) the particle size of which is 15 &mgr;m or smaller; ad 100% by weight cosmetic auxiliaries, carrier substances or further active agents or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Karin Golz-Berner, Leonhard Zastrow, Virginie Fajon
  • Publication number: 20020187204
    Abstract: A diet composition for managing body weight including effective amounts of Garcinia cambogia extract, Gymnema sylvestre extract, chromium picolinate, vanadium compound, L-carnitine, and conjugated linoleic acid. The daily effective amounts are administered in three approximately equal doses in conjunction with the daily meals. The diet composition is also administered in conjunction with a restricted-calorie diet. The diet composition optionally includes effective amounts of kola nut extract, dehydrated parsley, and lemon bioflavonoids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Barbara Alviar, Lynne Marie Connor, Albert Augustus Dixon, Molly Marie Magee, Eugene Robert Maly, Suzanne M. McLauchlan
  • Publication number: 20020142055
    Abstract: Immunomodulating pharmacologically and biologically active compositions containing a standardized extract of the plant Tinosporia cordifolia, a process for their preparation and their use in dosage forms for healthcare, nutrition and treatment of disorders modulated by the immune system are described. The process includes preparation of an extract from plant parts of Tinosporia cordifolia and standardization of the extract by phagocytosis and LC-MS single ion recording assays. Methods of treating immunomodulatory deficiencies in healthcare are also disclosed using the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: WOCKHARDT LIMITED
    Inventors: Noel John De Souza, Ravindra D. Yeole, Rasendrakumar Jha, Sapna Bagchi
  • Publication number: 20020034553
    Abstract: A combination of ingredients and a method of combining the ingredients wherein the resultant product improves the healing of skin tissues, speeds healing time and enhances the skin's revitalization. The basic ingredients include a predetermined combination of food grade hydrogen peroxide combined with certified organic aloe vera gel and other ingredients chosen from a variety of substances, such as ultra-purified distilled water and Irish moss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventor: Janice Zayas
  • Publication number: 20020028257
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel compositions and/or formulations containing minoxidil as an active ingredient in combination with other active agents and/or enhancer agents (e.g., saw palmetto extract and nettle root extract) which increase the hair growth capability of the composition. Also disclosed are methods of using the novel compositions to treat male patterned baldness and to stimulate hair growth on the scalp, including both the apex and frontal regions of the scalp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Chris Catalfo, Fred Mussari, Stephen H. Perry
  • Publication number: 20020025349
    Abstract: The invention provides a synergistic oral liquid herbal composition falling under the category of “Asavas” and “Arishtas”, useful for management of diabetes, said composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of plant extracts, self-generated ethanol to the extent of 7 to 12% v/v and having not more than 1 to 3% w/w of sugar content and also provides a novel method for the manufacture of herbal compositions in liquid oral dosage form containing a limited amount of self generated alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Narasimha Baba Brindavanam, Chandrakant Katiyar, Yadlapalli Venkateswara Rao
  • Patent number: 6296841
    Abstract: The disclosure of this invention relates to odor control and more particularly, to a process and composition whereby household and institutional odors are eliminated wherein these odors are incorporated in a variety of substrates. The odor composition of this invention is a solution of Chloramine-T and a suitable wetting agent. The solutions in this invention may further be buffered. The concentration of the Chloramine-T can be from about 0.5 to about 10 weight percent. The concentration of the wetting agent can be from about 0.1 to about 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: H & S Chemical Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Schneider
  • Patent number: 6146621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous composition for reducing malodor impression. The composition comprises from about 0.01% to about 1%, by weight of the composition, of perfume. Optionally, but preferably, the composition comprises from about 0.1% to about 5%, by weight of the composition of, water-soluble cyclodextrin, from about 0.1% to about 10%, by weight of the composition, of water-soluble metallic salt, from about 0% to about 3%, by weight of the composition, of solubilizing aid. The composition is essentially free of any material that would soil or stain fabric and contains less than about 5%, by weight of the composition of low molecular weight monohydric alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Toan Trinh, Jerome Paul Cappel, Philip Anthony Geis, Judith Ann Hollingshead, Mark Lee McCarty, Donald Marion Swartley, Errol Hoffman Wahl, Susan Schmaedecke Zwerdling
  • Patent number: 6140303
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preparation which comprises perfume, polymer, aluminium stearate and essentially water. This gives a product which can be produced very easily at low cost and which has an unexpectedly linear fragrance release over a period of more than four weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Haarmann & Reimer GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Wrede, Jorg Droge
  • Patent number: 6123935
    Abstract: This invention provides an air freshener dispenser device comprising (1) a disposable air freshener cartridge which has an affixed electrical-resistance heating element on its upper section surface, and (2) an electrical plug housing. The cartridge has an elongated thermoplastic hollow body configuration with a sealed internal reservoir chamber of liquid air freshener medium, and the upper section of the cartridge body is shaped to a flat shallow extension of the cartridge chamber. A thin wick matrix extends internally from the cartridge chamber bottom up to the top of the chamber shallow extension. The cartridge has an integrally structured means adapted for removal of a top portion of the cartridge chamber shallow extension to expose an upper section of wick matrix to the atmosphere. The electrical plug housing is detachably secured and positioned proximate to the cartridge heating element. Activation of the heating element promotes air freshener dispersion into the atmosphere from the exposed wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Wefler, John Martin
  • Patent number: 6106853
    Abstract: Processes for controlling pollution by: (a) devolatizing vapor phase chemical pollutants (VP's) found in effluents and other bodies and streams of gases and liquids, and (b) stabilizing substrates from which the VP's are released. The offending VP's are converted to less offensive or inoffensive materials by interaction with an appropriately formulated treating agent (VTA/C) containing a primary halogen and at least one additional ingredient selected from the following classes of constituents (optional if bromine is the primary halogen and otherwise required): oligodynamically active metals, cohalogens, adjuncts, and facilitators. The major constituent(s) may be supplied as such, or a source of the constituent may be provided. Actinic radiation can be employed to promote reactions between the VP and the VTA/C, which is often formulated as an aqueous scrubbing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventors: James P. Cox, Robert W. Duffy Cox
  • Patent number: 6100233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fragrance delivery system which comprises one or more .beta.-ketoester pro-fragrances or pro-accords, said fragrance delivery system useful in a stable, preferably clear, aqueous odor-absorbing composition. The odor-absorbing composition can be further characterized in that they comprise solublized, uncomplexed cyclodextrin, and cyclodextrin compatible antimicrobial actives, cyclodextrin compatible surfactants, cyclodextrin compatible humectants, or mixtures thereof. The aqueous odor-absorbing composition are for use on inanimate surfaces, especially fabrics, and more specifically, clothes, in order to restore and/or maintain freshness by reducing malodor without the need for washing or dry cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, John Cort Severns, Frederick Anthony Hartman, Toan Trinh
  • Patent number: 6086904
    Abstract: Solid composition including a gum material and an tea tree oil and optionally another essential oil wherein the solid composition releases vapor containing the essential oil when exposed to an effective flow of gas. A method of diffusing tea tree oil into the atmosphere and a method of disinfecting air conditioning systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignees: Teeteeoh Research Group Pty Ltd, P. Guinane Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ian Crawford
  • Patent number: 6086853
    Abstract: This invention is a composition of matter and method of preparing the same. More specifically the present invention is a medicated vapor candle consisting of a homogenous mixture having approximately three parts petroleum jelly containing the active ingredients of camphor, menthol and eucalyptus, melted and mixed with four parts candle wax. The active ingredients, by volume, of approximately 5% camphor, 2.5% menthol and 1.2% eucalyptus oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventor: Robert S. Michaels
  • Patent number: 6083456
    Abstract: A biodegradable air freshener that breaks down in the presence of water to minimize solid waste, comprising a water soluble substrate substantially comprising foamed vegetable starch, and a liquid fragrance carried in the substrate. The substrate is preferably made of corn and or potato starch. The liquid fragrance may be from about 0.01 to about 10 times the weight of the substrate. A coloring agent may optionally be provided in the liquid fragrance to impart color to the air freshener. Because the substrate is made from a water soluble starch, it dissolves in water leaving little or no solid waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Chemia, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman A. Van Rees
  • Patent number: 6071527
    Abstract: An antibacterial deodorant cover for a microphone which includes a matrix member, such as an organic polymeric substance, and having a predetermined configuration. The matrix member carries a calcium phosphate compound having a Ca/P ratio in the range of about 1.0 to 2.0. The antibacterial deodorant cover further includes a device for fixing the matrix member to a head of the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignees: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Crealife Corporation
    Inventors: Rieko Tsujino, Shinichi Nagata, Fumie Osaki
  • Patent number: 6060045
    Abstract: Wicks or pads for use in vitaminized air fresheners and room deodorizer devices are disclosed, which permit devices occupants to directly receive and enjoy the benefits of vitamins with little or no effort intra-nasally as they breath the released volatile compositions. A method for the continuous release of a vitamin containing composition for the delivery of discrete droplets intra nasally absorbed vitamins such as, but not limited to A, C, and D is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Leo Mettler
  • Patent number: 6056949
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of spherical or substantially spherical, practically dust-free aromatic and odoriferous granulated material which is free-flowing, mechanically stable and has a narrow grain-size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Givaudan Roure (International) SA
    Inventors: Heini Menzi, Matthias Perren, Rudolf Ringgenberg
  • Patent number: 6015550
    Abstract: This invention concerns a method useful for reducing odor where odoriferous amine-containing compound is present, comprising: applying an alkylene carbonate to a source of the amine-containing compound under conditions such that the alkylene carbonate forms a reaction product with odoriferous amine-containing compounds such that odor is reduced. Sources of such amine-containing compounds include chicken coops, dumps, land fills, cat litter, stagnant water, water treatment ponds and plants, garbage cans and dumpsters, dog kennels, zoos, rendering plants food processing plants, slaughter houses, wool plants, fish canneries (cleaning and processing plants), underground sewers, paper mills, paper processing, outhouses and toilets that have no running water, and public restrooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation
    Inventor: Edward T. Marquis
  • Patent number: 6013196
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for deodorizing malodorous gaseous effluents from cooking equipment, particularly in restaurants and in the food industry, by washing with an aqueous solution comprising an alkaline or alkaline-earth salt of a dicarboxylic acid or a polycarboxylic acid, optionally associated with a surfactant and a diholoside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Institute Francais du Petrole
    Inventors: Jean Morlec, Andre Deschamps
  • Patent number: 6001343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable, aqueous odor-absorbing and wrinkle controlling composition, preferably for use on inanimate surfaces, especially fabrics. The composition comprises from about 0.1% to about 20%, by weight of the composition, of solubilized, water-soluble, uncomplexed cyclodextrin and an effective amount of at least one ingredient to improve the performance of the composition selected from the group consisting of: (1) cyclodextrin compatible surfactant; (2) cyclodextrin compatible antimicrobial active; and (3) mixtures thereof. The composition also comprises a wrinkle control agent which is fabric lubricant, shape retention polymer, hydrophilic plasticizer, lithium salt, or mixtures thereof. Hydrophilic perfume improves acceptance. Optionally, the composition can contain low molecular weight polyols; metallic salts to help control odor; a humectant, etc. The composition is essentially free of any material that would soil or stain fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Toan Trinh, Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Helen Bernardo Tordil, Robert Mermelstein, Marjorie Mossman Peffly, Ricky Ah-Man Woo, Daniel Scott Cobb, Eva Schneiderman, Ann Margaret Wolff, Erin Lynn Rosenbalm, Thomas Edward Ward, Alex Haejoon Chung, Anthony James Burns, William Tucker Campbell, Alen David Streuther
  • Patent number: 5985821
    Abstract: A fragrance is supplied in a gel form. The fragrance includes a fragrance oil, alcohol, and a sufficient amount of polymer to increase the viscosity of the oil and alcohol to the point where it will not readily pour from a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Orlandi, Inc.
    Inventors: Sven Dobler, Suzanne Diller
  • Patent number: 5976460
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a deodorizer including undecylenic acid or a salt or an alkyl or polyoxyalkylenic ester or undecylenic acid to deodorize papers, cardboards and nonwovens. The invention also relates to papers, cardboards and nonwovens containing the above mentioned deodorizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Elf Atochem S.A.
    Inventors: Lucien Bourson, Henri-Jean Caupin
  • Patent number: 5976503
    Abstract: This invention provides an air freshener dispenser device comprising (1) a disposable air freshener cartridge, and (2) a disposable electrical plug housing. The cartridge has an elongated thermoplastic hollow body configuration with a sealed internal reservoir chamber of liquid air freshener medium, and the upper section of the cartridge body is shaped to a flat shallow extension of the cartridge chamber. An electrical-resistance heating element is affixed on the inner surface of the cartridge chamber shallow extension. A thin wick matrix extends internally from the cartridge chamber bottom up to the top of the chamber shallow extension. The cartridge has an integrally structured means adapted for removal of a top portion of the cartridge chamber shallow extension to expose an upper section of wick matrix to the atmosphere. The electrical plug housing is detachably secured and positioned proximate to the cartridge heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin, Mark E. Wefler
  • Patent number: 5968404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable, aqueous odor-absorbing and wrinkle controlling composition, preferably for use on inanimate surfaces, especially fabrics. The composition comprises from about 0.1% to about 20%, by weight of the composition, of solubilized, water-soluble, uncomplexed cyclodextrin and an effective amount of at least one ingredient to improve the performance of the composition selected from the group consisting of: (1) cyclodextrin compatible surfactant; (2) cyclodextrin compatible antimicrobial active; and (3) mixtures thereof. The composition also comprises a wrinkle control agent which is fabric lubricant, shape retention polymer, hydrophilic plasticizer, lithium salt, or mixtures thereof. Hydrophilic perfume improves acceptance. Optionally, the composition can contain low molecular weight polyols; metallic salts to help control odor; a humectant, etc. The composition is essentially free of any material that would soil or stain fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Toan Trinh, Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Helen Bernardo Tordil, Robert Mermelstein, Marjorie Mossman Peffly, Ricky Ah-Man Woo, Daniel Scott Cobb, Eva Schneiderman, Ann Margaret Wolff, Erin Lynn Rosenbalm, Thomas Edward Ward, Alex Haejoon Chung, Anthony James Burns, William Tucker Campbell, Alen David Streutker
  • Patent number: 5965264
    Abstract: A powder for sustained release of a gas including a core containing a molecular sieve, and a layer containing an acid releasing agent on an outer surface of the core. The core and the layer are substantially free of water, and the core is capable of generating and releasing a gas after hydrolysis of the acid releasing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Bernard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumner A. Barenberg, Peter N. Gray, Michael Lelah