Containing Or Obtained From Cactaceae (e.g., Cactus Such As Opuntia, Prickly Pear, Cereus, Selenicereus, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/767)
  • Patent number: 10314873
    Abstract: A method for treating a disease comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof an effective dosage of an extract of a plant of the genus Hoodia, wherein the disease is selected from the group consisting of immune-mediated disorders, immune-associated disorders, inflammatory diseases, coronary disease, insulin resistance and liver-related diseases. In a preferred embodiment, the Hoodia is Hoodia parviflora. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition for treating the above diseases comprising an effective dosage of an extract of a plant of the genus Hoodia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT LIMITED, DESERT LABS AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION LTD.
    Inventors: Refael Aharon, Yaron Ilan
  • Patent number: 9616084
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to (the use of) a solution containing at least one nucleic acid (sequence) and free mannose for lyophilization, transfection and/or injection, particularly of RNA and mRNA. The inventive solution exhibits a positive effect on stabilization of the nucleic acid (sequence) during lyophilization and storage but also leads to a considerable increase of the transfection efficiency of a nucleic acid. It thus also increases in vivo expression of a protein encoded by such a nucleic acid upon increased transfection rate. The present invention is furthermore directed to a method of lyophilization using the mannose-containing solution, to pharmaceutical compositions, vaccines, kits, first and second medical uses applying such a mannose-containing solution and/or a nucleic acid (sequence) lyophilized or resuspended with such a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CureVac AG
    Inventor: Thorsten Mutzke
  • Patent number: 9283204
    Abstract: This invention relates to extracts and refined fractions of a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, Alpinia officinarum (AO), components thereof, and the use of such compounds and compositions to treat neurodegenerative or neuropathological conditions or to inhibit aggregation of a-synuclein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Nancy Yuk Yu Ip, Kenny Ka Kin Chung, Fanny Chui Fun Ip, Guangmiao Fu
  • Patent number: 9028891
    Abstract: To provide a material composed mainly of a material derived from dragon fruit having to provide a supplement, a drug, a cosmetic or a food produced by using the material. The invention provides a material derived from dragon fruit, especially, a powder of dragon fruit, and a supplement, a drug, a cosmetic or a food containing the above material as a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: University of Putra Malaysia
    Inventors: Sharifah Kharidah Syed Muhammad, Hossein Amin, Jamilah Bakar
  • Patent number: 9028883
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health foods and medical device compositions comprising polysaccharides from Opuntia Ficus Indica cladodes in combination with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant extracts as well as those from Olive leaf, Capparis Spinosa buttons, anthocianosides from red oranges, black rice or from other natural sources and their combinations, useful for prevention and therapy of hemorrhoidal disease and related diseases. The invention compositions may, be applied topically or administered by oral route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Bionap Srl
    Inventors: Luisa Rizza, Salvatore Munafo, Alberto Serraino
  • Publication number: 20140314887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition including a Laurus nobilis leaf extract as an active ingredient, and particularly, to a composition for preventing or treating hangover including the Laurus nobilis leaf extract, a food composition for preventing or relieving hangover including the Laurus nobilis leaf extract, and a method for preparing the composition. Since the composition according to the present invention includes the Laurus nobilis leaf extract, it has a remarkably excellent effect of lowering blood concentrations of alcohol and acetaldehyde. Its hangover-preventing and treating effects were confirmed by behavioral tests, and thus the composition can be widely applied to foods, drugs, or functional health foods which can be effectively used for preventing and treating hangover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Se Hee PAEK, Byoung Seok MOON, Seok Jun PARK, Yong Ki SEO, Geun Seog SONG
  • Patent number: 8846053
    Abstract: The present invention is embodied by a composition capable inducing weight loss in a patient in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: SDG, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Blair Geho, John R. Lau
  • Publication number: 20140186466
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions of matter useful for the treatment of diabetes. In one embodiment a nutraceutical composition is administered to a patient in need, said composition comprising of one or more ingredients selected from a group consisting of: magnesium, chromium picolinate, alpha lipoic acid, Garcina indica, holy basil, Morodica charantica, cinnamon, Salacia reticulate, Salacia oblonga, Gymnema sylvestre, nopal cactus, fenu greek, vanadium, 1-carnitine, and vitamin D3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Creative Medical Health Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Patel
  • Publication number: 20140147532
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing healthy drink using Opuntia ficus-indica, which includes the steps of: removing fruits and thorns from stems of the Opuntia ficus-indica, washing the stems of the Opuntia ficus-indica, and mixing and grinding 90% to 99.5% by weight of the washed stems of the Opuntia ficus-indica and 0.5% to 10% by weight of roasted ginkgo nuts to thereby prepare a crude liquid of mixed materials; mixing 50% to 60% by weight of the crude liquid of mixed materials and 40% to 50% by weight of water; ripening and filtering the diluted crude liquid for 12 hours to 24 hours at temperature of 60° C. to 80° C.; mixing 0.2% to 1% by weight of at least one of pure crystalline fructose and fructooligosaccharine to 99% to 99.8% by weight of the filtered crude liquid; and sterilizing the crude liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Seon Ae YUN
  • Patent number: 8663718
    Abstract: A method for producing a cactus fruit extract for use in formulating a beverage which can be used in the treatment of veisalgia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kaahee Research and Development GmbH
    Inventor: Julian Rauchdobler
  • Patent number: 8512770
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an all-natural composition of matter and methods of delivering nutrients, medicines, pain relievers, antioxidants, antidotes, antibiotics and various active ingredients and supplements directly to the affected area of the body. The all-natural carrier composition consists essentially of the combination of a natural oil, water, salt(s), natural emulsifier, natural sugar(s), plant extracts, natural acid(s), starch and natural flavor(s). The active substances that are mixed with the all-natural carrier composition, include, but are not limited to, drugs, vitamins, minerals, antibiotics anti-fungal agents, antioxidants, diuretics, allergy medicines, anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxers, pain reducers, diabetic drugs, neuropathy drugs, chemotherapy agents, arthritis drugs, lotions for eczema, shingles, psoriasis, skin rash; herbal medicines, erectile dysfunction drugs, hormones, cholesterol drugs, essential fatty acids, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Dominion Resources Unlimited, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel G. Murray, Michael W. McDonough
  • Patent number: 8507015
    Abstract: This invention provides a composition and method for countering the effects of alcohol consumption by a person. The composition provided is a specifically proportion combination of various vitamins, potassium, magnesium, milk thistle extract, amino acids, green tea extract, prickly pear extract, malic acid, and optionally Maqui berry extract, and various other additives for flavor and preservatives for a liquid formulation. The method includes orally administering the composition to a person under the influence of alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Lquid Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Cason Thorsby, Curtis Thorsby
  • Patent number: 8455024
    Abstract: A chewable appetite suppressant composition includes a Hoodia extract, a 5-hydroxytryptophan, a Gymnema Sylvestre, and at least one amino acid derivative. The chewable appetite suppressant composition may further include flavorants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: ViSalus Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Audrey Sommerfeld, Steve Witherly
  • Patent number: 8449930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug or a dermatological composition containing an avocado peptide extract for treating and/or preventing pruritus, in particular gravidic pruritus, pruritus sine materia, pruritus in newborns, and pruritus originating from a drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Laboratoires Expanscience
    Inventors: Philippe Msika, Caroline Baudoin, Stéphanie Bredif
  • Patent number: 8372447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising plants and extracts of plants with chlorogenic acids and antioxidants and/or caffeine; methods for preparing the same; and methods to promote weight loss through the administration of compositions containing these plants and plant extracts in specific proportions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Northern Innovations and Formulations Corp.
    Inventors: John Doherty, Phil Apong, James Akrong, Shawn Shirazi
  • Publication number: 20120087997
    Abstract: An edible product for normalizing blood sugar levels is provided. The product includes a mulberry extract having a (w/w) flavonoids concentration of at least 10%, a 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) concentration of about 2% and a GABA concentration of about 1% of the total amino acid content of said mulberry extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Innosense Ltd.
    Inventors: Ascher Shmulewitz, Omri Simon Shmulewitz
  • Publication number: 20110318432
    Abstract: Oral pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health foods and medical device compositions based on polysaccharides from Opuntia Ficus Indica cladodes in combination with other active substances are useful for the prevention or treatment of GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease), gastric esophagitis and related diseases (e.g. dyspepsia, esophagitis, esofageal tumour, gastro-intestinal symptoms, chronic pharyngitis, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, GERD-related pulmonary symptoms).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: BIONAP S.R.L.
    Inventors: Salvatore Munafo, Luisa Rizza
  • Publication number: 20110268718
    Abstract: A method for producing a cactus fruit extract for use in formulating a beverage which can be used in the treatment of veisalgia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: KAAHEE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GMBH
    Inventor: Julian Rauchdobler
  • Publication number: 20110217249
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions containing one or more antimicrobial peptide sequestering compounds and methods for topical application of such compositions to the skin to treat skin diseases and disorders such as rosacea in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Dreher
  • Patent number: 7972636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage containing bamboo extract as a main ingredient, for details, a beverage containing bamboo extract as the main ingredient, which is useful for amelioration of diabetes, cancer, life-style related diseases or the like. A beverage characterized in containing, as the main ingredient, bamboo extract obtained through the process comprising the steps by immersing bamboo in water and extracting the bamboo extract with heating the water to 95° C. or higher and maintaining the temperature for a period of 2 hr 45 min to 3 hr 15 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Hidemoto Kusaka
  • Patent number: 7879374
    Abstract: A composition including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and prickly pear cactus (OFI) protects against, minimizes the effects of, and hastens recovery from the typical symptoms associated with an alcohol induced hangover. In addition, sesamin and alpha-lipoic acid work with the SOD and OFI for enhanced antioxidant and therapeutic effects. Thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, milk thistle seed extract, flower pollen extract, eleuthero root extract, guggulsterones EZ, white willow bark extract, sclareolide, ginkgo biloba extract, caffeine, and boswellia serrata extract can be added to the composition for additional treatment of symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cellutions, LLC
    Inventor: Victor H. Diaz
  • Publication number: 20100323045
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of an opuntia extract formulation, comprising the steps of: a) extracting plant parts selected from fruit, fruit parts, and mixtures thereof using an extractant containing water and from 0 to 70% by weight of alcohols; at least partially removing the extractant; b) extracting plant parts selected from cladodes, cladode parts and mixtures thereof using an extractant containing water and from 0 to 70% by weight of alcohols; at least partially removing the extractant; c) mixing together the extracts of step a) and b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Ivo Pischel, Bjoern Feistel, Bernd Walbroel
  • Publication number: 20100316735
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for reducing hangover symptoms. Generally, a hangover reducing composition includes one or more plant extracts, such as prickly pear cactus extract, white willow bark extract, milk thistle extract, green tea extract, and combinations thereof. In some cases, the composition further includes supplemental nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals (including electrolytes). Some examples of suitable nutrients include sodium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. The composition is administered to a person in any suitable form, including as a carbonated soft drink, an energy drink, a tea, a sports drink, a non-carbonated drink, a pill, an elixir, and so forth. In some preferred instances, the composition is formulated as a carbonated soft drink. In order to reduce hangover symptoms, the composition is ingested before, during, and/or after the consumption of a drug, such as alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Wade Belliston
  • Patent number: 7833554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medicament which comprises a peptide extract of avocado and which can also comprise a composition containing D-mannoheptulose and/or perseitol, such as a water-soluble extract of avocado sugars, and/or a peptide extract of lupine. The inventive medicament is intended for the treatment and/or prevention of illnesses that are linked to an alteration in innate and/or acquired immunity, through an increase in the production of anti-microbial peptides, preferably hBD-2, without inducing inflammatory reactions, irritations or intolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Laboratoires Expanscience
    Inventors: Antoine Piccirilli, Nathalie Piccardi, Philippe Msika, François Paul, Stéphanie Bredif
  • Patent number: 7807204
    Abstract: Processes for the production of Hoodia plant extracts with a high content of steroidal glycosides and for minimizing heavy metal and/or polyaromatic hydrocarbon content in Hoodia extracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Phytopharm PLC
    Inventors: Smail Alaoui Ismaili, Sybille Buchwald-Werner, Frederik Michiel Meeuse, Kevin John Povey
  • Publication number: 20100166814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition, which comprises a combination of at least two osmolytes chosen from the group comprising taurine or a derivative thereof, inositol, betaine and trehalose. This composition is intended for restoring, maintaining or reinforcing the moisturization of the skin and/or for protecting it against different types of stress and/or for preventing or retarding the appearance of the signs of aging of the skin, or for attenuating the effects thereof, or alternatively for promoting cell or tissue longevity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Marc C.M. Dumas, Valérie A.S. Krzych, Delphine Pelle de Queral, Catherine Heusele
  • Patent number: 7722904
    Abstract: A method for improving the appearance, texture and/or moisture of skin comprising administering a composition comprising Chia Seed oil, Opuntia ficus Indica extract, or both to stimulate collagen or hyaluronic acid synthesis, or decrease Interleukin-1b synthesis, in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Louise M. Schneider, Donald J. Pusateri, Tom Q. La
  • Patent number: 7658956
    Abstract: A Phytoceutical composition for the prevention and treatment of erectile dysfunction is provided. A specific combination of extracts of plants and nutraceuticals is based on categorizing plants and nutraceuticals into one of three groups, Energy, Bio-Intelligence, and Organization. Such combination has synergistic effects, with minimal side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Jose Angel Olalde Rangel
  • Publication number: 20090285922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flour-based food products containing Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica) capable to reduce body weight and plasma LDL cholesterol, lipids and glucose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Umberto Cornelli
  • Patent number: 7604823
    Abstract: Phytoceutical composition for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and/or immune disorders. A specific combination of extracts of plants is taught, as well as the formulations based on categorizing plants into one of three groups, Energy, Bio-Intelligence and Organization. Such combination has synergistic effects, with minimal side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventor: Jose Angel Olalde Rangel
  • Publication number: 20090202668
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a polyphenol in the manufacture of a nutriceutical, a food, a food supplement or a medicament for the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of endothelial dysfunction or the Metabolic Syndrome and other vascular sequellae. The invention further relates to a composition comprising at least one polyphenol and to a method for preparing such composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Paul G. Hugenholtz
  • Patent number: 7563467
    Abstract: An ethyl acetate extract of Opuntia ficus-indica and compounds isolated therefrom for preventing and treating brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke and Parkinson's disease, cell and tissue damage caused by ischemia, or cardiovascular system disease such as myocardial infarction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yong Sup Lee, Hokoon Park, Changbae Jin, Hyoung Ja Kim, Jungsook Cho, Mijeong Park, Yunaaon Song
  • Patent number: 7553501
    Abstract: Phytoceutical composition for the prevention and treatment of inmune disorders. A specific combination of extracts of plants is taught, as well as the formulations based on categorizing plants into one of three groups, Energy, Bio-Intelligence and Organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Jose Angel Olalde Rangel
  • Patent number: 7550164
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of making compositions containing nopal cactus isolates derived from the juice and/or soluble solid fractions of nopal pads. In another aspect, the invention relates to compositions for making coffee, coffee compositions and methods of making such compositions, which contain nopal cactus isolates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Lean For Life, Inc.
    Inventors: Om P. Agarwala, Chandrakala Agarwala, Teri Amato
  • Publication number: 20090117211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method that is useful for improving the appearance, texture and/or moisture of skin. In particular, the methods of the present invention comprise administering a composition comprising Chia Seed oil, Opuntia Ficus Indica extract, or both to stimulate collagen or hyaluronic acid synthesis, or decrease Interleukin-1b synthesis, in the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Louise M. Schneider, Donald J. Pusateri, Tom Q. La
  • Patent number: 7455863
    Abstract: Flexible elastomer articles and methods of making the same are disclosed in which a material, a botanical extract, is incorporated into an elastomer emulsion, solution and/or plastisol in order to enhance the physical and therapeutic properties of articles made from these materials. In another aspect, the invention relates to coating surfaces of flexible elastomer articles with a non-Aloe vera mucinous botanical or laboratory produced polysaccharide which is fortified by additives known to protect, restore and moisturize mammalian skin or mucosa and to enhance ease of application or donnability of the article. Flexible elastomer articles include gloves and other single layer or multi-layer flexible elastomer articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: SmartHealth, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis P. Hamann
  • Patent number: 7416750
    Abstract: A Composition to provide nutritional support for mammals having glycemic control and deficit concerns, and assist in managing glycemic controls deficits, with a synergistic combination of natural ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: NBTY, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelica Vrablic, Glenn Schneider, Robert Silverman
  • Patent number: 7410660
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, dietetic and nutritional compositions containing: a) glucomannan, b) Opuntia ficus indica, c) microcrystalline cellulose present a high gastrointestinal swelling index, which induces an immediate feeling of fullness, release of cholecystokinins and slowing of gastric voiding that prolongs the feeling of fullness. Associating the complex of three vegetable fibers with a mixture of freeze-dried mucilages increases its gastrointestinal swelling properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Aboca S.p.A. Societa' Agricola
    Inventor: Valentino Mercati
  • Publication number: 20080187598
    Abstract: A baby diaper cream for diaper itch and diaper red sore includes a predetermined amount of herbal medicine, comprising a predetermined amount of Forsythia and a predetermined amount of Honeysuckle, a predetermined amount of catalyst comprising vitamin E, and a predetermined amount of a binding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Mary D. Hu
  • Patent number: 7390516
    Abstract: A Caralluma extract and a method of making thereof which can be standardized and reproducible, and which prevents the glycosides from decomposition, which can reduce the undesirable non-glycoside components. In the first Caralluma extract, the resinous material does not exceed 0.5% by weight, and, in the second Caralluma extract, the resinous material does not exceed 1.0% by weight. The first extract is produced by optionally pretreatment of plant materials, optional crushing and/or grinding, extraction, and concentration. The filtration step and the resin removal step may be performed optionally. The second extract is produced by contacting the first Caralluma extract with excipients, drying, powdering, sifting and blending. The Caralluma extracts of the present invention can be used for medical purposes and as food additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventors: Ramaswamy Rajendran, Kamala Rajendran
  • Patent number: 7344728
    Abstract: An insect repellent composition that includes a blend of either all natural oils or synthetic ingredients, a sunscreen vitamin F, volatile silicones to extend the effective repellent life of the spray and a film forming polymer to resist water wash off. The natural oils and extracts can include citronella and orange and the synthetics can include D-limonene and phtalic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen C. Perry
  • Publication number: 20080063658
    Abstract: Phytoceutical composition for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and/or immune disorders. A specific combination of extracts of plants is taught, as well as the formulations based on categorizing plants into one of three groups, Energy, Bio-Intelligence and Organization. Such combination has synergistic effects, with minimal side effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: JOSE ANGEL OLALDE RANGEL
  • Patent number: 7341737
    Abstract: A tampon adapted to deliver a therapeutic agent, the tampon including a tampon body having a distal end; and a dosage form affixed to the distal end of the tampon body, wherein the dosage form includes a formulation including a therapeutic agent, and wherein the dosage form comprises a plurality of layers. Also, a method for manufacturing a medicated tampon adapted to deliver a therapeutic agent, the method including manufacturing a tampon body having a distal end; producing a dosage form having a plurality of layers, wherein the dosage form includes a formulation including a therapeutic agent; and affixing the dosage form to the distal end of the tampon body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Craig Gehling, Donald C. Harrison, James H. Liu, Wolfgang A. Ritschel, Chris Clendening, Giovanni M. Pauletti
  • Publication number: 20080020071
    Abstract: A composition protects against, minimizes the effects of, and hastens recovery from the typical symptoms associated with an alcohol induced hangover. The composition includes superoxide dismutase (SOD), and prickly pear cactus (OFI). In addition, sesamin and alpha-lipoic acid work with the SOD and OFI for enhanced antioxidant and therapeutic effects. Other ingredients can be added to the composition for additional treatment of symptoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Victor H. Diaz
  • Publication number: 20040241288
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for coating fruits, vegetables, fowl eggs, and especially for organically-grown produce, useful for protection and extension of the shelf life of said fruits, vegetables and fowl eggs, wherein said composition is an aqueous dispersion comprised of: (a) a hydrophobic component comprising at least one member of the following group consisting of natural wax, or vegetable oil; (b) an alkali agent; (c) water; wherein components (a) and (b) are derived from natural biological sources. The invention also relates to a method for application of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Jacob Lahav, Emil Polyansky, Daniel Waldman
  • Publication number: 20040185122
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a method for inhibiting COX-2 in an organism. In particular, the method is preferably directed toward selectively inhibiting COX-2 in an organism. The method comprises the step of administering to the organism an organic extract isolated from an edible plant wherein such extract inhibits COX-2. A method to purify a composition that exhibits COX-2 inhibition and COX-2 selective inhibition from the organic extract is also provided. In addition, a method for treating and/or preventing COX-2 mediated inflammation or inflammation-associated disorders in an organism is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Pharmacia Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Obukowicz, Susan L. Hummert
  • Publication number: 20040126444
    Abstract: The invention concerns a preparation having the property of fixing fats (so as to eliminate from digestion part of the fats ingested during a meal), based on cladodes of cactaceae of the edible type and at least partly non-available. The invention is characterised in that the cactaceae is in the form of powder particles whereof at least 70 wt. % have a size less than 100 &mgr;m (sieve-controlled particle size distribution). Advantageously, the inventive particles of cactaceae cladodes are in the form of granules coated with an acid-resistant film soluble in the intestine and/or with prolonged release. The invention also concerns a method for obtaining such a preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste D'Huart, Constantin Dallas
  • Patent number: 6737086
    Abstract: The invention concerns the field of biochemistry, and more precisely biological substances of vegetable origin. The invention concerns substances having non-cytotoxic biological activity, extracted from plants with CAM metabolism, such as plants of the Cactacees, Crassulacees and Saxifragacees family. The invention also concerns the method for obtaining these substances as well as compositions containing them. Said compositions are designed for accelerating and amplifying the synthesis of thermal shock proteins of cells of living beings in vivo or in vitro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: INOVAT S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Gilles Gutierrez, Mostafa Serrar, Lionel Viornery, James Norton
  • Publication number: 20040057917
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition for treatment and prevention of light dermatosis includes (i) a medical drug form nopal cactus, and (ii) at least one active substance with light-dermatosis therapeutic properties and wherein the pharmaceutical composition is provided in a suitable form for topical application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: HANS-DIETER PRENTNER
    Inventors: Peter Wolf, Karl-Heinz Dolinschek
  • Publication number: 20040052870
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a method for inhibiting COX-2 in an organism. In particular, the method is preferably directed toward selectively inhibiting COX-2 in an organism. The method comprises the step of administering to the organism an organic extract isolated from an edible plant wherein such extract inhibits COX-2 A method to purify a composition that exhibits COX-2 inhibition and COX-2 selective inhibition from the organic extract is also provided. In addition, a method for treating and/or preventing COX-2 mediated inflammation or inflammation-associated disorders in an organism is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Mark G. Obukowicz, Susan L. Hummert