Nonmedicated Composition Specifically Intended For Contact With Living Animal Tissue Or Process Of Preparing; Other Than Apparel Patents (Class 523/105)
  • Patent number: 12024482
    Abstract: Antidegradant composition comprising a first compound of Formula I: and a second antidegradant that is not the compound of Formula I; and rubber composition comprising the antidegradant composition. The rubber composition has good resistance to appearance discoloration while maintaining the mechanical and anti-aging properties, thus, are suitable for making the entire tire or as part of the rubber matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sennics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Gao, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 12016764
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices have zones of high in vivo stability that are adjacent to zones of relatively low in vivo stability, so that when these medical devices are implanted into a host, the zones of low in vivo stability degrade first and allow the formation of independent segments of relatively intact high in vivo stability bands that are sufficiently small that they may pass from the host in a non-harmful manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Poly-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Cartledge, Kenneth W. Clinkscales, Elizabeth Elvington, James Hyde, Brad Johns, Michael Scott Taylor
  • Patent number: 11974979
    Abstract: Minimally invasive treatment methods for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) tissue. A system includes a sustained release formulation comprising a cytostatic or cytotoxic drug, and an applicator or delivery system for local delivery of a composition comprising or consisting essentially of the sustained release formulation to the prostate. The applicator containing the composition is characterized by a KIR value of between 40 and 400 Centipoise per unit area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: RESURGE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Olof Mikael Trollsas, John J. Stankus, Shahram Shawn Gholami
  • Patent number: 11969509
    Abstract: A medical fixing brace, wherein at least one surface is provided with a plurality of step holes for mounting snap-fit seats and posts; the thickness of the mesh plate is made thinner at the step holes; and each of the step holes is assembled with some parts of the snap-fit seats and posts. According to the invention, the fixing brace can be used for both the left body and the right body, convenient for the doctor; the product does not absorb water and has no pad structure, so it is quick in drying after bathing, and it is good in comfort for the wearer; any pruritus and dermatitis can be avoided; and the external fixing brace according to the invention can be used for bone support of the upper limb, the neck, the chest, the waist, the lower limb and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Wuhan Xunshu Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guxi Xiang, Zhiwei Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11951269
    Abstract: A method for coating a medical device includes applying a second layer that includes a second drug on a first layer of on the medical device. The first layer includes a first drug, which may be in crystalline form. By selecting an appropriate solvent use in applying the second layer and appropriate process conditions, the second layer may be applied such that the first drug retains one or more therapeutic properties. For example, the second layer may be applied such that the first drug maintains its crystalline form. The first and second layers may be free of polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Simone D'Onofrio, Massimo Morero, Bradley Steele, Federica Bellucci, Cassandra Morris
  • Patent number: 11946024
    Abstract: Detergent composition (F) for domestic or industrial use including, as thickener, a self-invertible inverse latex including an aqueous phase including: a) a crosslinked anionic polyelectrolyte (P) consisting of: —at least one first monomer unit derived from 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]-1-propanesulfonic acid in free acid form or partially or totally salified form; and —at least one second monomer unit derived from at least one monomer chosen from the elements of the group consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, 2-carboxyethylacrylic acid, itaconic acid, maleic acid, 3-methyl-3-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]butanoic acid, the carboxylic function of the monomers being in free acid, partially salified or totally salified form; —at least one third monomer unit derived from a polyethylenic crosslinking monomer (AR), b) ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid in trisodium salt form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DE PRODUITS POUR LES INDUSTRIES CHIMIQUES SEPPIC
    Inventors: Miruna Bodoc, Aurelie Colas
  • Patent number: 11903799
    Abstract: Semi-rigid bandages disclosed herein include a bandage structure layer with an embedded resin material. The resin material is formulated to cure when exposed to an activator such as air or water. Upon curing, the bandage hardens to a semi-rigid state that is harder and more rigid than conventional bandage materials found in household first-aid kits, yet less rigid than fiberglass-based orthopedic casts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Brent Edward Mabey, Jennifer Bowen
  • Patent number: 11655430
    Abstract: A coating composition for producing an article is disclosed. The coating composition includes a blend of a polymer resin and a lubricating oil, wherein the coating composition is in a liquid-phase By using the coating composition, it is possible to produce the article which can be used in various industries, only with a simple process of molding and curing a polymer resin by the technique of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Dong Rip Kim, Kang Won Lee, Ji Hoon Ahn, Yale Jeon
  • Patent number: 11643620
    Abstract: Detergent composition (F) for domestic or industrial use including, as thickener, a self-invertible inverse latex including an aqueous phase including: a) a crosslinked anionic polyelectrolyte (P) consisting of: —at least one first monomer unit derived from 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]-1-propanesulfonic acid in free acid form or partially or totally salified form; —at least one second monomer unit derived from at least one monomer chosen from the elements of the group consisting of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl acrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl methacrylate, or vinylpyrrolidone; and—at least one monomer unit derived from a polyethylenic crosslinking monomer (AR), b) at least one sequestrant compound (SQ) chosen from the elements of the group consisting of ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid in trisodium salt form, the glutamic acid, N,N-diacetic acid, tetrasodium salt, and the sodium salt of iminosuccinic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DE PRODUITS POUR LES INDUSTRIES CHIMIQUES SEPPIC
    Inventors: Miruna Bodoc, Aurelie Colas
  • Patent number: 11567236
    Abstract: The invention is to provide an ophthalmic lens and manufacturing method thereof. The ophthalmic lens comprises a lens body, a polydopamine layer formed on a surface of the lens body and a first cellulose nanofiber (CNF) layer bonded to the polydopamine layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BenQ Materials Corporation
    Inventor: Fan-Dan Jan
  • Patent number: 11435333
    Abstract: Nanoparticles and compositions thereof are provided for detecting and/or preventing food spoilage. Methods of making the nanoparticles and compositions, and methods of using the nanoparticles and compositions, e.g. in food packaging, are also provided. The nanoparticles can have a hydrophobic core containing a hydrophobic active agent, e.g. a hydrophobic dye and/or an antimicrobial agent, for detecting and/or preventing food spoilage. The nanoparticles can also have a copolymer of a hydrophobic polymer repeat unit, e.g. styrene or lactic acid, and a pH responsive dendrimer repeat unit. The pH responsive dendrimer repeat unit can have a pH responsive amine core having a plurality of branched acrylate arms extending therefrom. The nanoparticles can be chemically stable at neutral pH, and then release the hydrophobic active agent at a pH range indicative of food spoilage. By releasing the hydrophobic dye and/or antimicrobial agent, the nanoparticles can detect and/or inhibit food spoilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhaohui Tong, Suguna Jairam
  • Patent number: 11391703
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a photoacoustic sensor head for detecting acoustic signals which are excited in a sample by absorption of pulsed measuring light, comprising a contact prism which is transparent for the measuring light and has a sample contact surface, a detection surface arranged opposite the sample contact surface and a light entrance surface arranged adjacent to the detection surface, as well as means for radiating the measuring light through the light entrance surface in the direction of the sample contact surface, wherein a detection device comprising at least one sound transducer is arranged in a manner covering the detection surface, characterized in that those portions of the measuring light which are reflected at the sample contact surface are directed to the detection surface or to the light entrance surface, wherein a material layer containing a material which absorbs the measuring light is arranged between the detection surface and the detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTUNE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Von Lilienfeld-Toal, Jan-Ferenc Kischkat, Oliver Supplie
  • Patent number: 11344887
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microfluidic chip and a control method thereof, a droplet generation device and a microsphere preparation device. The microfluidic chip includes a matrix (3), and a first flow channel (1) and a second flow channel (2) provided in the matrix (3), wherein the first flow channel (1) and the second flow channel (2) intersect to form an intersection area, sheared phase fluid can flow in from the first flow channel (1), shearing phase fluid can flow in from the second flow channel (2) so as to separate the sheared phase fluid into discrete droplets in the intersection area, and the cross-sectional areas of the first flow channel (1) and the second flow channel (2) range from 0.1 mm2 to 1 mm2. The microfluidic chip can increase the flow rate and improve the efficiency of forming droplets; and the efficiency of generating the droplets is increased on the basis of ensuring the cell activity in order to meet the requirements of 3D biological printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: REVOTEK CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yushi Huang, Yaya Zhang
  • Patent number: 11279821
    Abstract: A selectively hydrogenated block copolymer of general formula S-E-S, (S-E1)nX, or mixtures thereof is disclosed, where n has a value of 2-6, and X is a coupling agent residue. Before hydrogenation, S is a polystyrene block having a molecular weight of 4,400-5,600 g/mol, and E and E1 are polydiene blocks having molecular weights of 18,000-36,000 g/mol and 9,000 to 18,000 g/mol, respectively, selected from polybutadiene, polyisoprene and mixtures thereof, and having a total vinyl content of 60-85 mol %. After hydrogenation, the block copolymer has 0-10 percent of styrene double bonds reduced and at least 80 percent of conjugated diene double bonds reduced. The block copolymer has a solution viscosity of less than 80 centipoise (cP); a polystyrene content of 25-40 wt. % and up to 50 wt. % of diblock units of general formula S-E or S-E1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers LLC
    Inventors: John E Flood, Xavier Muyldermans
  • Patent number: 11167569
    Abstract: A dye printing method and an ink capable of performing printing on more types of media than in the related art are shown. A dye printing method using ink 10 containing a solvent 11, and particles 12 of a thermoplastic resin dispersed in the solvent 11 and containing a dye 13 is characterized by including a printing process of performing a printing on a medium 20 with the ink 10, a particle fixing process of fixing the particles 12 to the medium 20 by drying the solvent 11 of the ink 10 ejected to the medium 20 by the printing process, and a resin fixing process of fixing the thermoplastic resin to the medium 20 by heating the particles 12 fixed to the medium 20 by the particle fixing process, at least at a glass-transition temperature or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 11096807
    Abstract: A medical instrument is disclosed having a structure capable of preventing liquid circulation between an inner layer side and an outer layer side of a peripheral wall portion. The medical instrument includes a main body portion in which a center hole and a radially outward space are partitioned by a tubular peripheral wall portion. The peripheral wall portion includes at least a first layer on which a hydrophilic member, in which a hydrophilic coating is formed on a first base portion, is disposed and a second layer on which a hydrophobic member, in which a hydrophobic coating is formed on a second base portion, is disposed. The peripheral wall portion is configured by the first layer and the second layer being stacked along a radial direction. As a result of swelling of the hydrophilic coating, the adjacent hydrophilic members come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 11065864
    Abstract: A hybrid polymeric structure, a method for fabricating a hybrid polymeric structure and a method for connecting two polymeric layers with the hybrid polymeric structure, the hybrid polymeric structure including a first polymeric material arranged in a first three-dimensional network, wherein the first three-dimensional network defines a cavity with a plurality of interconnected portions within the first three-dimensional network; and a second polymeric material substantially occupies the cavity of the first three-dimensional network, and defines a second three-dimensional network; wherein the first three-dimensional network and the second three-dimensional network are arranged to physically engage with each other so as to form a unified structure combining the first polymeric material and the second polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Xinrui Niu, Yuexing Zhan, Yan Ting Chan, Tsz Ling Wong, Tak Mei Yiu
  • Patent number: 11027100
    Abstract: An expandable introducer assembly for use in inserting a medical device into a body vessel of a patient includes an expandable sheath subassembly including a sheath hub and an expandable sheath extending from the sheath hub for initial insertion into the body vessel of the patient. The expandable introducer assembly also includes introducer subassembly including a hemostasis valve and an introducer sheath extending from the hemostasis valve and axial advanceable through the sheath hub and into the expandable sheath for radially expanding the body vessel. A coupler is releasably connected to the sheath hub and disposed in interlocked relationship with the hemostasis valve when the hemostasis valve is axially advanced with the introducer sheath towards the sheath hub for allowing serial retraction of the introducer sheath and the expandable sheath out of the body vessel of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FREUDENBERG MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Appling, Simon Furnish, Ben Morris, Cody Wetzel, Timothy S. Zeis
  • Patent number: 10988420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to layered double hydroxides (LDH) nanoparticles containing a non-polar compound of plant origin, which provide said non-polar compounds with higher stability and photodegradation resistance, in order to increase their shelf and storage life. Furthermore, it is described a simple and economical method for separating a non-polar compound from a plant material that contains it, as well as a method for selectively releasing the non-polar compound of plant origin contained in the LDH nanoparticles, with a high purity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD DE GUADALAJARA
    Inventors: Daniel Escobar Hernández, Michel Jorgelina Montoya Gutiérrez, Gregorio Guadalupe Carbajal Arízaga
  • Patent number: 10918480
    Abstract: A medical device (1300) for holding an annuloplasty ring (101) is disclosed comprising a support (102) defining first and second peripheral edges (103, 126) each with a curvature about which said cardiac valve implant can be fitted, wherein the support comprises a grip section (128, 129) positioned between and connected with the first and second peripheral edges at opposite sides of the grip section, the grip section defining an opening for engagement with a gripper tool in use of the support, wherein said grip section is recessed inwards from either of said first and second peripheral edges thereby defining said opening between said support and said cardiac valve implant when held in place by said support. A method of manufacturing a medical device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Medtentia International Ltd. Oy
    Inventor: Olli Keränen
  • Patent number: 10899866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a ring-opening polymerization product by reacting at least one polyisocyanate and 2-oxo-1,3-dioxolane-4-carboxylic acid and subjecting the reaction product to a temperature within the range of from about 40 to about 150° C. in the presence of a catalytic amount of at least one non-nucleophilic base. The obtained polymerization product may be present as a foam and is suitable as binder, insulation material, sealant or coating and in the production of mattresses or wound pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Sophie Putzien, Maximilian Köhler, Heimo Woelfle
  • Patent number: 10822472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasticizer composition and a resin composition including the same, and can provide a plasticizer composition in which a terephthalate-based material and a cyclohexane 1,4-diester-based material are mixed, and the sum of carbon atoms of alkyl groups bonded to the two materials is in the range of 34 to 40, and by which environmental friendliness can be secured, mechanical properties such as tensile strength and an elongation rate and physical properties such as migration properties and volatile loss can be improved to levels equal to or higher than those of existing products, and effects of improving processability and plasticizing efficiency can be expected, and a resin composition including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyu Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Yun Ki Cho, Jeong Ju Moon, Joo Ho Kim, Seok Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10813798
    Abstract: Generally, an absorbent composite comprising between about 20% and about 80% by weight of the particulate superabsorbent material and between about 20% and 80% by weight of a swellable absorbent fiber is disclosed herein. The swellable absorbent fiber is substantially water-insoluble and water-swellable and a centrifuge retention capacity of between 5 and 20 grams per gram after four hours and reaches at least 66% of centrifuge retention capacity between about 2 and about 50 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Feldkamp, Maria Del Carmen Lopez Garcia
  • Patent number: 10782449
    Abstract: The invention is to provide an ophthalmic lens and manufacturing method thereof. The ophthalmic lens comprises a lens body, a polydopamine layer formed on a surface of the lens body and a first cellulose nanofiber (CNF) layer bonded to the polydopamine layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BenQ Materials Corporation
    Inventor: Fan-Dan Jan
  • Patent number: 10763911
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a protective case for an electronic device. The case has a substantially transparent planar back surface. The substantially transparent planar back surface is made from a compostable biopolymer material configured to form a rigid back surface and wherein the substantially transparent planar back surface has a terminal outer periphery edge. An outer bumper formed into a continuous side wall extends transversely from the planar back surface. The continuous side wall has an inwardly extending edge such that the outer bumper is configured to form fit around an electronic device. The outer bumper is made from a compostable biopolymer material configured to form into the outer bumper that is softer then the rigid back surface, and wherein the outer periphery edge of the transparent planar back surface is over-molded into the outer bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Open Mind Developments Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Lang, Raymond Leung
  • Patent number: 10722134
    Abstract: An electroencephalogram (EEG) system is disclosed. The EEG system includes an EEG controller and an EEG sensor that includes a contact surface, the contact surface including an electrically-conductive portion in communication with the EEG controller and a sensor release element in communication with the EEG controller, the sensor release element being configured to perform, in response to a signal from the EEG controller, a release action to reduce adhesion of an electrically-conductive gel between the contact of the sensor and the user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Philip Edwin Watson, Joseph Hollis Sargent, Matthew Dixon Eisaman, Gabriella Levine
  • Patent number: 10527124
    Abstract: A non-limit multi-function viscoelastic support structure group, relating to a field of aerospace structural design, includes a basic structure, a supported structure and multiple viscoelastic support structure units. The multiple viscoelastic support structure units form a circular discontinuous group and are arranged between the basic structure and the supported structure. The viscoelastic support structure units are connected with the basic structure and the supported structure respectively in ways of pre-pressing and surface contact, and no fixed constrained relationship exists. The present invention absorbs a vibration energy through a viscoelastic effect of own structural material and forms a spring-oscillator vibration attenuation system with the supported structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: National University of Defense Technology
    Inventors: Dongxu Li, Changping Yin, Dong Hao, Wang Liu
  • Patent number: 10414864
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel group of amino acid-based poly(ester urea)s (PEUs) for use in biodegradable adhesive and related methods for their making and use. These novel amino acid-based PEUs have a wide variation in mechanical properties and degradation behavior that can be tuned by varying the amino acids and polyols used to form the polyester monomers that form the PEUs. Importantly, these novel PEUs have been shown to be non-toxic in vitro and in vivo and may be suitable to a wide variety of biomedical and other uses. In some embodiments, the adhesive properties of these degradable amino acid-based poly(ester urea) adhesives has been further improved by the incorporation of controlled amounts of catechol functional groups into the side chains of the PEU via post-polymerization functionalization chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
    Inventors: Matthew Becker, Jinjun Zhou, Adrian Defante, Ali Dhinojwala
  • Patent number: 10406016
    Abstract: The splint kit provides a sealed splint, bandaging, and a water source for setting the splint. Different kits may be needed depending upon the size of the user to which the splint will be applied. The kits may also vary according to the body part to be set. The size of each splint is based upon the size of the user and the size of the body part(s) to be splinted to eliminate the need for the user to size the splint. The splint is self-contained in its own packaging to maintain the integrity of the splint. The fiberglass/hardening material is encased by a foam material and/or felt to further simplify the process of applying and setting the splint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: READYSPLINTS L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert J. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 10395790
    Abstract: A transparent conductor including a Group 5 transition metal and boron, wherein the compound has a layered structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Doh Won Jung, Hee Jung Park, Kimoon Lee, Yoon Chul Son, Woojin Lee, Youngjin Cho
  • Patent number: 10214607
    Abstract: Provided is a cell adhesion inhibitor which exhibits low cytotoxicity and an excellent cell adhesion prevention effect; a tool and an apparatus each having a surface modified through application of the cell adhesion inhibitor thereto; a method for producing each of the surface-modified tool and apparatus; a biomedical structure and a production method therefor; and a microchannel device and a production method therefor. The invention provides a cell adhesion inhibitor comprising, as an active ingredient, a polymer comprising a repeating unit having a sulfinyl group in a side chain thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Hayashi, Satoshi Hyugaji, Toshihiro Ogawa, Hidetoshi Miyamoto, Shin-ichirou Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 10172620
    Abstract: A staple cartridge assembly is used with a surgical stapler. The staple cartridge assembly includes a staple cartridge including a cartridge body, a cartridge deck, and a plurality of staples deployable from the cartridge body through the cartridge deck. The staple cartridge assembly includes a compressible adjunct positionable against the cartridge deck. The compressible adjunct includes a plurality of unaltered fibers and a plurality of altered fibers that are melted and resolidified. The unaltered fibers include a first fiber including a first fiber portion and a second fiber including a second fiber portion extending over the first fiber portion. The compressible adjunct further includes a node which comprises the first fiber portion, the second fiber portion, and at least a portion of the plurality of altered fibers, wherein the at least a portion of the plurality of altered fibers affixes the first fiber portion and the second fiber portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 10159652
    Abstract: Methods and devices for making particles at small volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Colin Walsh, Andre Wild, Robert James Taylor, Timothy Leaver, Kevin Ou, Euan Ramsay, Aysha Ansari
  • Patent number: 10119119
    Abstract: A highly tunable bioscaffold is provided, as well as a method of manufacture of the bioscaffold and methods of use of the bioscaffold, for example for drug testing, cell propagation and for optimizing growth of a cell type, for example corneal endothelial cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Adam Walter Feinberg, James L. Funderburgh, Rachelle Simko
  • Patent number: 10112177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sorbent for extracting polar components from a sample where the sorbent comprises a cross-linked polymer comprising nitrogen containing cyclic compounds, for example 1-vinylimidazole and/or 4-vinylpyridine. The invention further relates to a method of producing said sorbent and the use of the sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Biotage AB
    Inventors: Ecevit Yilmaz, David Nivhede, Johan Billing, Markus Rudolfsson, Mats Leeman, Adam Senior
  • Patent number: 10092680
    Abstract: The present invention provides metal medical devices which are provided with sliding properties (lubricity), low protein adsorption properties and low cell adsorption properties and further in which these properties are prevented from deteriorating. The present invention relates to a metal medical device having a surface at least partially treated with a copolymer C of a polymerizable silane compound A and a polymerizable compound B that contains a functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Minagawa, Takefumi Nakashita
  • Patent number: 9833539
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a ?-polylysine hydrogel and the preparation method and application of the as-described ?-polylysine hydrogel. The polylysine hydrogel is non-toxic to a recipient, and has biodegradability and biocompatibility. The wound tissue healing material prepared by the present invention can be used in wound tissue adhesion in an efficient, stable, safe manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NANJING TECH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hong Xu, Bo Chi, Rui Wang, Xiaohai Feng, Sha Li, Jinfeng Liang, Pingkai Ouyang
  • Patent number: 9827172
    Abstract: A dentifrice composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle having distributed therein a water hydratable film flakes having a matrix comprised of a water soluble hydroxy alkyl cellulose polymer and a starch, and flaying entrained therein a constituent selected from therapeutic cosmetic and decorative materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Boyd, Guofeng Xu, M. Teresa R. Carale
  • Patent number: 9815240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to shape memory materials and to a method for controlling shape change in shape memory materials. In particular, the invention relates to a method and a system for forming complex shapes from shape memory materials and to shape memory materials having complex shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Horacio Montes de Oca Balderas, Malcolm Brown
  • Patent number: 9803080
    Abstract: A composite material in the form of a linear structure having a width, a length and a thickness, the composite material having a first component formed by a polymer and a second component formed by a reinforcing material, wherein the first component is a thermoplastic polymer selected from the group of biodegradable polymers and mixtures thereof, and the second component is platy wood particles. The composite material being formable at a temperature of about 50 to 70° C. and being capable of being employed as a blank for an orthopedic splint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ONBONE OY
    Inventor: Antti Pärssinen
  • Patent number: 9642932
    Abstract: A bone cement comprising an acrylic polymer mixture which is formulated to have a relatively high viscosity for a relatively long window, due to distributions of molecular weights and/or sizes of acrylic beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 9592244
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pharmaceutically acceptable complex formulae comprising complexes of Abiraterone acetate and pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, process for the preparation thereof and pharmaceutical compositions containing them. The complex formulae of the present disclosure have improved physicochemical properties which results in reduced food effect which allows significant dose reduction and the abandoning of the requirement of taking the drug on an empty stomach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Druggability Technologies IP Holdco Limited
    Inventors: Erzsébet Réka Angi, Tamás Jordán, Orsolya Basa-Dénes, Tamás Solymosi, Zsolt Ötvös, Hristos Glavinas, Genovéva Filipcsei
  • Patent number: 9498410
    Abstract: A dentifrice composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle having distributed therein a water hydratable film flakes having a matrix comprised of a water soluble hydroxy alkyl cellulose polymer and a starch, and having entrained therein a constituent selected from therapeutic cosmetic and decorative materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas J. Boyd, Guofeng Xu, M. Teresa R. Carale, Beth Ann Boff
  • Patent number: 9427379
    Abstract: Provided are opaque materials exhibiting a good adhesive strength and a good color tone reproduction comparable with natural dental crowns as well as having a good operability. In addition, the opaque materials may exhibit a stain-resistance property in rebuilding-up a dental composition on the opaque materials in a cured form with a metal instrument. Further, the opaque materials may exhibit a good color tone reproduction comparable with natural dental crowns even if a dental membrane is thinly formed from the opaque metals. The dental membrane is formed from a first opaque layer and a second opaque layer, wherein the first opaque layer contains a filler of indefinite-shape particles and the second opaque layer contains a filler of spherical-shape particles, and wherein the first opaque layer is formed on a metal base and the second opaque layer is formed on the first opaque layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
    Inventors: Jun Uchida, Mitsuji Teramae, Shuhei Takahashi, Masanori Goto, Ryuichi Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 9351731
    Abstract: A staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapling apparatus includes a cartridge body including a tissue contacting surface defining a plurality of staple retaining slots, a staple disposed within each staple retaining slot of the cartridge body, and a substantially circular buttress. The buttress includes an inner portion, an outer portion, and a middle portion extending between the inner portion and the outer portion. At least one stiffened region joins the buttress to the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge body. The inner portion, the middle portion, the outer portion, and the at least one stiffened region are all formed from a common material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Sally Carter, Gerald Hodgkinson, Richard P. Stevenson, Arthur Hislop, Ernest Aranyi, Jennifer Whiffen
  • Patent number: 9355242
    Abstract: Managing and accessing personal data is described. In one example, an apparatus has an application processor, a memory to store data, a receive and a transmit array coupled to the application processor to receive data to store in the memory and to transmit data stored in the memory through a wireless interface, and an inertial sensor to receive user commands to authorize the processor to receive and transmit data through the receive and transmit array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sasikanth Manipatruni, Kelin J. Kuhn, Debendra Mallik, John C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9290623
    Abstract: A resist underlayer film that can be used as a hardmask. A resist underlayer film forming composition for lithography, includes: as a silane, a hydrolyzable silane, a hydrolysis product thereof, or a hydrolysis-condensation product thereof, wherein the hydrolyzable silane includes a hydrolyzable silane of Formula (1) or a hydrolyzable silane containing a combination of a hydrolyzable silane of Formula (1) with a hydrolyzable silane of Formula (2) in a content of less than 50% by mole in all silanes; Formula (1): R1aR2bSi(R3)4-(a+b) wherein R1 is an organic group containing Formula (1-1), Formula (1-2), or Formula (1-3): a is 1 and b is an integer of 0 to 2, where a+b is an integer of 1 to 3; Formula (2): R4aR5bSi(R6)4-(a+b) wherein, R4 is an organic group containing Formula (2-1), Formula (2-2), or Formula (2-3): a is 1 and b is an integer of 0 to 2, where a+b is an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Kanno, Daisuke Sakuma, Kenji Takase, Makoto Nakajima, Shuhei Shigaki
  • Patent number: 9282962
    Abstract: A surgical stapler, or fastening instrument, may generally comprise a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator, for example, releasably attached to a fastener cartridge and/or anvil by a flowable attachment portion. The flowable attachment portion may be indefinitely flowable. The flowable attachment portion may be flowable from the time that layer is installed to the fastener cartridge to the time in which the layer is implanted to patient tissue. The flowable attachment portion may comprise a pressure sensitive adhesive. The flowable attachment portion may comprise an adhesive laminate comprising a base layer comprising the tissue thickness compensator and an adhesive layer on at least a portion of a surface of the base layer comprising the pressure sensitive adhesive. Articles of manufacture comprising flowable attachment portion and methods of making and using the flowable attachment portion are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Katherine J. Schmid, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Bret W. Smith
  • Patent number: 9193820
    Abstract: An antimicrobial polyurethane foam that is formed from: a multi-functional isocyanate component; an aqueous polyol component reactive with the multi-functional isocyanate component; an antimicrobial metallic compound; and a complexing agent. The complexing agent is used to form a stable blend of the antimicrobial metallic compound with the polyol component. Exemplary complexing agents include amine compounds, ammonium-containing compounds, and ammonia as well as combinations of these compounds. The antimicrobial metallic compound can be a silver, zinc, or copper compound. Desirably, the antimicrobial metallic compound is silver saccharinate. A process of making the antimicrobial polyurethane foam and stable blends used in the manufacture of the antimicrobial polyurethane foam are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhalchandra M. Karandikar, Bruce L. Gibbins
  • Patent number: 9062174
    Abstract: A single layer flexible foam includes the reaction product of an (A) isocyanate component and a (B) isocyanate-reactive component. The isocyanate component and the isocyanate-reactive component react in the presence of a (C) polyurethane gel. The polyurethane gel has a viscosity of from about 3,000 to about 12,000 cps at 25° C. and includes the reaction product of a polyol component and a second isocyanate component which react at an isocyanate index of from about 10 to about 70. The flexible foam also includes a plurality of agglomerated gel substrates that are formed from the polyurethane gel and that are dispersed in the flexible foam. The flexible foam is formed using a method including the steps of providing (A), providing (B), providing (C), and combining (C) with (A) and (B), such that (A) and (B) react in the presence of (C) to form the flexible foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Theodore M. Smiecinski