Oxygen Bonded Directly To Sulfur (e.g., Sulfoxides, Etc.) Patents (Class 568/27)
  • Patent number: 9738805
    Abstract: New methods for preparing carbon nanotube films having enhanced properties are provided. The method broadly provides reacting carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and compounds comprising a polyaromatic moieties in the presence a strong acid. During the reaction process, the polyaromatic moieties noncovalently bond with the carbon nanotubes. Additionally, the functionalizing moieties are further functionalized by the strong acid. This dual functionalization allows the CNTs to be dispersed at concentrations greater than 0.5 g/L in solution without damaging their desirable electronic and physical properties. The resulting solutions are stable on the shelf for months without observable bundling, and can be incorporated into solutions for printing conductive traces by a variety of means, including inkjet, screen, flexographic, gravure printing, or spin and spray coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Brewer Science Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Landorf, Carissa Jones, Marriana Nelson
  • Patent number: 9320772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to herbal compositions for the treatment and/or prevention of anxiety disorders or stress. These compositions comprise hawthorn fruit (Shan Zha), light wheat grain (Fu xiao mai) and Lilly Bulb (bai hi) in amounts which are effective to treat anxiety conditions. The compositions may further comprise Chinese date (Da zao).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: OPMOP LTD.
    Inventors: Ravid Doron, Nadav Kately
  • Patent number: 9102600
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for purifying DMSO are disclosed including a method of purifying DMSO involving providing a first DMSO composition having impurities; freezing a portion of the first DMSO composition on a first surface to form a second DMSO composition having higher DMSO purity than the first DMSO composition such that a third DMSO composition remains from the unfrozen portion of the first DMSO composition; separating the second DMSO composition from the third DMSO composition; and melting a portion of the second DMSO composition. The freezing of the portion of the first DMSO composition, the separating of the second DMSO composition from the third DMSO composition, and the melting of the portion of the second DMSO composition may happen simultaneously. DMSO purification apparatus employing such methods and other methods are also taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: DMSO SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Claude Bloom
  • Publication number: 20150126780
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for purifying DMSO are disclosed including a method of purifying DMSO involving providing a first DMSO composition having impurities; freezing a portion of the first DMSO composition on a first surface to form a second DMSO composition having higher DMSO purity than the first DMSO composition such that a third DMSO composition remains from the unfrozen portion of the first DMSO composition; separating the second DMSO composition from the third DMSO composition; and melting a portion of the second DMSO composition. The freezing of the portion of the first DMSO composition, the separating of the second DMSO composition from the third DMSO composition, and the melting of the portion of the second DMSO composition may happen simultaneously. DMSO purification apparatus employing such methods and other methods are also taught.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DMSO SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Claude Bloom
  • Publication number: 20150051424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing trimethylsulfoxonium bromide by reacting dimethyl sulfoxide with methyl bromide (MeBr), wherein MeBr is added in a manner that satisfies conditions (1) and (2): (1) MeBr is added at an addition rate that complies with a predetermined feeding profile, (2) MeBr is added upon the temperature in the reaction system reaching a predetermined maximum temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Oohashi, Nobuyuki Araki
  • Publication number: 20150044839
    Abstract: A photoresist stripping and cleaning composition free from N-alkylpyrrolidones and added quaternary ammonium hydroxides comprising a component (A) which comprises the polar organic solvents N-methylimidazole, dimethylsulfoxide and 1-aminopropane-2-ol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Braun, Christian Bittner, Andreas Klipp
  • Publication number: 20150005527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the asymmetric oxidation of nucleophilic organic compounds, particularly metal-free, with peroxide compounds in the presence of a chiral Brønsted acid catalyst. In one detail, the present invention relates to a process for enantioselective sulfoxidation of thiocompounds with peroxide compounds in the presence of a chiral imidodiphosphate catalyst. In another detail, the present invention relates to a process for enantioselective sulfoxidation of thiocompounds with peroxide compounds in the presence of a chiral phosphoric acid catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT KOHLE MBH
    Inventors: Benjamin List, Ilija Coric, Saihu Liao
  • Publication number: 20140255795
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a sulfur-hydroxylated graphene nanocomposite including at least one graphene sheet with a surface and a plurality of amorphous sulfur nanoparticles homogeneously distributed on the surface. The nanocomposite substantially lacks sulfur microparticles. In other embodiments, the disclosure provides a cathode and a battery containing the nanocomposite. In still another embodiment, the disclosure provides a method of making a sulfur-hydroxylated graphene nanocomposite by exposing a hydroxylated graphene to a sulfur-containing solution for a time sufficient to allow formation of homogeneously distributed sulfur nanoparticles on a surface of the hydroxylated graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Arumugam Manthiram, Chenxi Zu
  • Patent number: 8765352
    Abstract: A positive resist composition including a base component (A) which exhibits changed solubility in an alkali developing solution under the action of acid and an acid-generator component (B) which generates acid upon exposure, wherein the acid-generator component (B) includes an acid generator (B1) containing a compound represented by general formula (b1-1) shown below (wherein Z+ represents an organic cation).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Utsumi, Takehiro Seshimo
  • Publication number: 20140171645
    Abstract: The present invention provides electrophilic alkylating reagents of formula II, wherein is an aryl group, R2 is an alkyl group, R3 is a substituted phenyl group, wherein the number of substituents (n) is greater than 2 and R4 is an anion, and salts thereof, methods for their preparation and methods for the preparation of alkylated biologically active compounds using such reagents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hovione Inter Ltd.
    Inventor: Emilia Perpetua Tavares Leitao
  • Patent number: 8741956
    Abstract: The field involves compositions useful for pain relief, including diclofenac solution and gel formulations, in particular methods of use thereof, articles of manufacture and kits that provide novel preclinical, clinical and other information to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nuvo Research Inc.
    Inventors: Jagat Singh, Joseph Zev Shainhouse, Bradley S. Galer, Robert Dominic King-Smith, Lisa Marie Grierson, Maria Burian, Jonathan Wilkin, Edward Kisak, John M. Newsam
  • Publication number: 20140127705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for screening substances having weight-regulating action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Toshihiro Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140091295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new types of material mixtures composed of at least two substances, one serving as a matrix material and the other being an emission material capable of emission and containing at least one element of atomic number greater than 20, and for their use in organic electronic components such as electroluminescent elements and displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Becker, Anja Gerhard, Philipp Stoessel, Horst Vestweber
  • Patent number: 8658833
    Abstract: A method of producing polysulfides comprising the step of adding elemental sulphur to an allicin-containing plant extract. In preferred embodiments, the plant extract is mechanically treated members of the genus Allium, especially garlic. In further preferred aspects of the invention, the plant extract and sulphur mixture is heated, and the pH is controlled to allow manipulation of the polysulfide chain length. The addition of organic bases, containing nitrogen lone pairs, allows further control of polysulfide chain length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ecospray Limited
    Inventors: Eric Block, Murree Groom
  • Patent number: 8624065
    Abstract: A method for producing an oxidized cyclic phenol sulfide which comprises the step of oxidizing a cyclic phenol sulfide of the following formula (1) as a raw material: wherein R represents a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and m is an integer from 4 to 8, in a solvent(s) other than a halogenated hydrocarbon in an amount of 2 or more and less than 10 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of the cyclic phenol sulfide, with an oxidizing agent(s) to obtain an oxidized cyclic phenol sulfide of the following formula (2): wherein R represents a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, m is an integer from 4 to 8, and n is 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hodogaya Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masateru Yasumura, Yoshikazu Aoki, Masami Ito, Masafumi Umekawa, Naohiro Tarumoto
  • Patent number: 8618164
    Abstract: The field involves compositions useful for pain relief, including diclofenac solution and gel formulations, in particular methods of use thereof, articles of manufacture and kits that provide novel preclinical, clinical and other information to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Nuvo Research Inc.
    Inventors: Jagat Singh, Joseph Zev Shainhouse, Bradley S. Galer, Robert Dominic King-Smith, Lisa Marie Grierson, Maria Burian, Jonathan Wilkin, Edward T. Kisak, John M. Newsam
  • Patent number: 8609076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of polyols of formula (I): or a salt thereof, for preventing the hair from breaking. The invention also relates to a cosmetic composition comprising at least one such polyol or a salt thereof, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, and also to a cosmetic hair treatment process using the said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Frederic Leroy, Michel Philippe, Philippe Barbarat, Christian Blaise
  • Publication number: 20130315841
    Abstract: Methods for the synthesis and use of functionalized, substituted naphthalenes are described. The functionalized, substituted naphthalenes display useful properties including liquid crystals and fluorescence properties, such as solvatochromatic fluorescence, with high quantum yields, Stoke's shift, and show emission maxima that are significantly red-shifted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Kay M. Brummond
  • Publication number: 20130274460
    Abstract: The invention provides electrophilic monohalomethylating reagents, methods for their preparation and methods for preparation of monohalomethylated biologically active compounds using such reagents. Typical monohalomethyl groups transferred are FH2C—, CIH2C— and others. The reagents used for transferal of the groups are described by Formulae A-D: wherein: X?F, CI, Br, I, sulfonate esters, phosphate esters or another leaving group; R11=tetrafluoroborates, inflates, halogen, perchlorate, sulfates, phosphates or carbonates The other variables are as defined in the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: HOVIONE INTER LIMITED
    Inventor: Emilia Perpetua Tavares Leitao
  • Patent number: 8546450
    Abstract: The field involves compositions useful for pain relief, including diclofenac solution and gel formulations, in particular methods of use thereof, articles of manufacture and kits that provide novel preclinical, clinical and other information to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nuvo Research Inc.
    Inventors: Jagat Singh, Joseph Zev Shainhouse, Bradley S. Galer, Robert Dominic King-Smith, Lisa Marie Grierson, Maria Burian, Jonathan Wilkin, Edward T. Kisak, John M. Newsam
  • Publication number: 20130184447
    Abstract: A metal coordination complex of a biologically active moiety and a metal is disclosed. The complex confers to the biologically active moiety an improved performance which can include potency, stability, absorbability, targeted delivery, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: SYNTHONICS, INC.
    Inventor: SYNTHONICS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130123514
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to catalytically active carbocatalysts, e.g., a graphene oxide or graphite oxide catalyst suitable for use in a variety of chemical transformations. In one embodiment, it relates to a method of catalyzing a chemical reaction of an organic molecule by reacting the organic molecule in the presence of a sufficient amount of graphene oxide or graphite oxide for a time and at a temperature sufficient to allow catalysis of a chemical reaction. According to other embodiments, the reaction may be an oxidation reaction, a hydration reaction, a dehydrogenation reaction, a condensation reaction, or a polymerization reaction. Some reactions may include auto-tandem reactions. The disclosure further provides reaction mixtures containing an organic molecule and graphene oxide or graphite oxide in an amount sufficient to catalyze a reaction of the organic molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: GRAPHEA, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Bielawski, Daniel R. Dreyer, Hong-Peng Jia
  • Patent number: 8431748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydroxy-sulphureous acid, to a method for preparation of the hydroxysulphureous acid and to products based on said hydroxysulphureous acid, to methods for preparation of said products and to use of said products, wherein said hydroxysulphureous acid is used as building blocks for polymer systems, e g aqueous polymer systems such as inks, coatings, and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: BWE I Malmo AB
    Inventors: Nicola Rehnberg, Curt Persson
  • Patent number: 8367871
    Abstract: An optically active sulfoxide compound that is useful as an intermediate for synthesis or an active ingredient of a physiologically active substance such as a pharmaceutical agent is produced at a high optical purity. A process for producing an optically active sulfoxide compound of formula (4) comprises oxidizing a sulfide compound of formula (3) in the presence of an optically active metal complex of formula (1), (1?), (2) or (2?) by using an oxidizing agent. The present invention is also directed to the optically active metal complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Katsuki, Hiromichi Egami
  • Patent number: 8344192
    Abstract: The invention provides a technique enabling the separation and recovery of an unreacted fluoromonomer from an aqueous fluoropolymer dispersion obtained by emulsion polymerization, without using any extraction solvent, and enabling the prevention of a hydrolysis of —SO2F and a like sulfonic acid precursor functional group convertible to sulfonic acid group. Thus, the invention provides a recovering method fluoromonomer having a sulfonic acid precursor functional group convertible to a sulfonic acid group and remaining unreacted from an aqueous fluoropolymer dispersion obtained by emulsion polymerization of the fluoromonomer, wherein the unreacted fluoromonomer is recovered from the aqueous fluoropolymer dispersion by evaporation, wherein the aqueous fluoropolymer dispersion has an acidic pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadaharu Isaka, Tadashi Ino, Masaharu Nakazawa, Masahiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 8334340
    Abstract: A sulfur-containing cycloaliphatic compound, useful as a crosslinker for filled sulfur-vulcanizable elastomer compositions, is represented by the general formula: G[—CaH2a—S—S(?O)b—R]n wherein G is a saturated, monocyclic aliphatic group of valence n containing from 5 to 12 carbon atoms and optionally containing at least one halogen or a saturated monocyclic silicone [RSiO—]n[R2SiO—]p group of valence n; each R independently is a monovalent hydrocarbon of up to 20 carbon atoms; each occurrence of subscripts a and b independently is an integer wherein a is 2 to 6 and b is 1 or 2; n is an integer of from 3 to 6; and p is an integer of from 0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Richard W. Cruse, William Michael York, Carla Recker, Thomas Kramer, Katharina Herzog
  • Patent number: 8283498
    Abstract: Oxidative desulfurization (ODS) is an attractive alternative to hydrodesulfurization (HDS) technology due to its lower energy requirement for the removal of refractory sulfur species, such as dibenzothiophene (DBT), from heavier petroleum streams. Diesel containing DBT may be oxidized using a heterogeneous titanium(IV) catalyst and organohydroperoxide oxidant, such as tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP), cumyl hydroperoxide (CHP) and/or ethylbenzene hydroperoxide (EBHP), which proves effective for the selective oxidation and removal of refractory sulfur compounds from diesel fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Auterra, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle E. Litz, Jennifer L. Vreeland
  • Patent number: 8232429
    Abstract: A method for producing an oxidized cyclic phenol sulfide which comprises the step of oxidizing a cyclic phenol sulfide of the following formula (1) as a raw material: wherein R represents a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and m is an integer from 4 to 8, in a solvent(s) other than a halogenated hydrocarbon in an amount of 2 or more and less than 10 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of the cyclic phenol sulfide, with an oxidizing agent(s) to obtain an oxidized cyclic phenol sulfide of the following formula (2): wherein R represents a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, m is an integer from 4 to 8, and n is 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hodogaya Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masateru Yasumura, Yoshikazu Aoki, Masami Ito, Masafumi Umekawa, Naohiro Tarumoto
  • Publication number: 20120184479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of (oxidized) thioethers of alcohol alkoxylates in washing and cleaning compositions, especially in dishwashing compositions, and to washing and cleaning compositions, especially dishwashing compositions, which comprise (oxidized) thioethers of alcohol alkoxylates. These (oxidized) thioethers are especially suitable as surfactants with rinse aid function (rinse aid surfactants). “Oxidized” relates to the sulfur atom in the thioether, which may be present in oxidized form as sulfoxide (SO) or sulfonyl (SO2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophie Maitro-Vogel, Jürgen Tropsch, Wolfgang Spiegler, Roman Benedikt Raether, Christian Bittner
  • Patent number: 8216974
    Abstract: There is provided a fluorine-containing organosulfur compound having an excellent controlling effect on arthropod pests represented by the formula (I): wherein G represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; R2 represents a C1-C4 chain hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with a halogen atom, etc.; R3 and R4 independently represent a C1-C4 chain hydrocarbon group or a hydrogen atom; R5 represents a C1-C5 haloalkyl group containing at least one fluorine atom, or a fluorine atom; R6 represents a halogen atom, a cyano group, a nitro group or a -(G1)q-R8 group; R7 represents an amino group etc.; R8 represents a C1-C4 chain hydrocarbon group which is optionally substituted with a halogen atom; m represents an integer of 0 to 5; n represents an integer of 0 to 2; p represents 0 or 1; q represents 0 or 1; and G1 represents an oxygen atom etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koji Kumamoto, Hiroyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8217078
    Abstract: The field involves compositions useful for pain relief, including diclofenac solution and gel formulations, in particular methods of use thereof, articles of manufacture and kits that provide novel preclinical, clinical and other information to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nuvo Research Inc.
    Inventors: Jagat Singh, Joseph Zev Shainhouse, Bradley S. Galer, Robert Dominic King-Smith, Lisa Marie Grierson, Maria Burian, Jonathan Wilkin, Edward T. Kisak, John M. Newsam
  • Patent number: 8183389
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the treatment of an aqueous mixture comprising a dipolar aprotic compound, comprising: a) an adsorption step, in which the aqueous mixture is brought into contact with a porous adsorbent, whereby the porous adsorbent is chosen such that the dipolar aprotic compound adsorbs to it more readily than water; b) a desorption step, in which the porous adsorbent is brought into contact with a desorbing agent, whereby a recovery solution is formed comprising the desorbing agent and the dipolar aprotic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventor: Jochen Stangl
  • Patent number: 8153667
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of the structure: wherein the constituent members are defined herein, including pharmaceutical compositions thereof and methods of treating diseases therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cephalon, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Bacon, Sankar Chatterjee, Derek Dunn, Rabindranath Tripathy
  • Patent number: 8143453
    Abstract: ?,?-Unsaturated sulfides, sulfones, sulfoxides and sulfonamides according to Formula I: wherein Ar1, Ar2, X, n, * and R are as defined herein, are prepared by dehydration of ?-hydroxy sulfides, sulfones, sulfoxides or sulfonamides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Temple University—Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: M. V. Ramana Reddy, E. Premkumar Reddy, Stanley C. Bell
  • Patent number: 8119586
    Abstract: A detergent composition comprising an esterified substituted benzene sulfonate, a hydrogen peroxide source, a soil suspending polymer, and an organic catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Scheibel, Scott Leroy Cron, Xinbei Song, Kevin Patrick Christmas, Gregory Scot Miracle
  • Publication number: 20110306088
    Abstract: A honeycomb body is disclosed having cells extending along a common direction, a first plurality of the cells being open at both ends of the body and a second plurality of the cells being closed at one or both ends of the body, the second plurality of cells arranged in one or more groups of cells cooperating to define one or more fluid passages extending through the body at least in part perpendicularly to the common direction, wherein, in a plane perpendicular to the common direction, the ratio of the area of cells of the first plurality to the area of cells of the second plurality varies along the length of at least one of the one or more fluid passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Peng Chen, Yi Jiang, James Scott Sutherland, Andrew David Woodfin
  • Patent number: 8071604
    Abstract: The present invention is related to chemical compositions, processes for the preparation thereof and uses of the composition. Particularly, the present invention relates to compositions of compounds of Formula (A): wherein Ar, X, Y, R1, R2, R3, and q are as defined herein; and their use in the treatment of diseases, including treatment of sleepiness, promotion of wakefulness, treatment of Parkinson's disease, cerebral ischemia, stroke, sleep apneas, eating disorders, stimulation of appetite and weight gain, treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”), enhancing function in disorders associated with hypofunctionality of the cerebral cortex, including, but not limited to, depression, schizophrenia, fatigue, in particular, fatigue associated with neurologic disease, such as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and improvement of cognitive dysfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignees: Cephalon France, Cephalon, Inc.
    Inventors: Brigitte Lesur, Philippe Louvet, Rabindranath Tripathy
  • Publication number: 20110266220
    Abstract: A method of separating components of mixtures of chemical compounds uses a nonporous membrane of copolymer of a perfluorinated cyclic or cyclizable monomer, and a 4 carbon dicarboxyl-containing comonomer, such as maleic anhydride. Optionally, the membrane composition includes an acyclic fluorinated olefin termonomer. The membranes provide a remarkably high selectivity of water relative to organic solvents and inorganic acids compared to dipolymer membranes of perfluorinated comonomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: CMS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Campos, Jonathan Lazzeri, Stuart M. Nemser
  • Publication number: 20110263878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparation of a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol compound or derivative thereof involving treating a first intermediate compound with an organoaluminum-based Lewis acid catalyst, under conditions effective to produce the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol compound or derivative thereof. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a process for preparation of a cannabidiol or cannabidiolate compound involving reacting a first starting compound with a second starting compound in the presence of a metal triflate catalyst, under conditions effective to form the cannabidiol or cannabidiolate compound. The present invention also relates to a compound of the formula: where R8, R9, and R10 are the same or different and independently selected from the group consisting of H, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, or halo, with R1, R2, and R3 defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. BURDICK, Steven J. Collier, Betina Biolatto, Harold Meckler
  • Patent number: 8017656
    Abstract: A compound given by the formula (I): has an excellent controlling activity against noxious arthropods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7947831
    Abstract: Polymers grafted with a compound of formula I, wherein the general symbols are as defined within, have outstanding stability against oxidative, thermal, dynamic, light-induced and/or ozone-induced degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE Ludwigshafen
    Inventors: Hans-Rudolf Meier, Gerrit Knobloch, Pierre Rota-Graziosi, Samuel Evans, Paul Dubs, Michèle Gerster
  • Publication number: 20110045396
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a charge control agent which comprises a metal compound of a cyclic phenol sulfide of the following formula (1) as an active ingredient: wherein at least one of several Y is a metal atom. The present invention also discloses a toner which comprises one or more kinds of said metal compound, a coloring agent and a binder resin. The charge control agent of the present invention overcomes disadvantages such as lack of sharpness of first copied images and instability of the quality of the copied images in continuously copying, and it is those applicable to recent high speed printers, which have a quick charging rise time, an excellent environmental stability since the charge amount thereof less varies depending on the changes of temperature and humidity, and a high frictional charge amount. In addition, by using said charge control agent, a toner having a negative electric with high charging performance can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Masateru Yasumura, Masami Ito, Yoshikazu Aoki, Masaki Okubo, Hideyuki Otsuka, Jun Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20100279001
    Abstract: Disclosed are a carbon nano-tube (CNT) thin film treated with chemical having an electron withdrawing functional group and a manufacturing method thereof. Specifically, the CNT thin film comprises a CNT composition to be applied on a plastic substrate. The CNT composition comprises a CNT; and chemical connected to the CNT and having an electron withdrawing functional group. In addition, the method for manufacturing a CNT thin film comprises steps of preparing a CNT; treating the CNT with chemical having an electron withdrawing functional group; mixing the CNT treated with the chemical with a dispersing agent or dispersing solvent to prepare a CNT dispersed solution; and forming a CNT thin film with the CNT dispersed solution. According to the CNT thin film and the manufacturing method thereof, a resistance of an electrode is decreased to improve the electric conductivity of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon Jin Shin, Seonmi Yoon, Jaeyoung Choi, Young Hee Lee, Seong Jae Choi, Soo Min Kim
  • Patent number: 7790928
    Abstract: The use of honey, and other sugar compositions, with pharmaceutical compositions containing DMSO is disclosed. The result is a reduction in the undesirable side effects normally associated with the application of DMSO compositions, enhancement of the desired physiological effects produced by DMSO compositions, and other benefits not present with the use of DMSO alone, and/or in conjunction with other additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Albert Raymond Hechinger
  • Publication number: 20100222536
    Abstract: A method for functionalizing the wall of single-wall or multi-wall carbon nanotubes involves the use of acyl peroxides to generate carbon-centered free radicals. The method allows for the chemical attachment of a variety of functional groups to the wall or end cap of carbon nanotubes through covalent carbon bonds without destroying the wall or endcap structure of the nanotube. Carbon-centered radicals generated from acyl peroxides can have terminal functional groups that provide sites for further reaction with other compounds. Organic groups with terminal carboxylic acid functionality can be converted to an acyl chloride and further reacted with an amine to form an amide or with a diamine to form an amide with terminal amine. The reactive functional groups attached to the nanotubes provide improved solvent dispersibility and provide reaction sites for monomers for incorporation in polymer structures. The nanotubes can also be functionalized by generating free radicals from organic sulfoxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Valery N. Khabashesku, Haiqing Peng, John L. Margrave, Mary Lou Margrave, Wilbur Edward Billups, Yunming Ying
  • Patent number: 7781085
    Abstract: A novel polymer electrolyte is provided that enables a solid polymer electrolyte used in fuel cells, for example, to have sufficient proton conductivity even in a low-water-content state or a zero-water-content state by using a monomer compound represented by the general formula (1), and a graft copolymer compound in which the monomer compound represented by the general formula (1) is graft-copolymerized to the main chain of a fluorine-containing hydrocarbon polymer. Tf indicates a trifluoromethane sulfonyl group (—SO2CF3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7777084
    Abstract: A process for the cyclopropanation of a substituted alkene, comprising the reaction of the alkene with a carbenoide, generated from dibromomethane and a tri-(C2-C8)-alkyl aluminium compound, in the presence of a catalytic amount of a metal compound selected from the group consisting of Lewis acids, metallocenes and metal carbonyl complexes. The process advantageously uses transition metal compounds as catalysts and the dibromomethane can be recovered. The process is especially useful for the preparation of ingredients for the flavour and fragrance industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventor: Fridtjof Schröder
  • Patent number: 7772237
    Abstract: The present invention is related to chemical compositions, processes for the preparation thereof and uses of the composition. Particularly, the present invention relates to compositions of compounds of Formula (A): wherein Ar, Y, R1 and q are as defined herein; and their use in the treatment of diseases, including treatment of sleepiness, promotion of wakefulness, treatment of Parkinson's disease, cerebral ischemia, stroke, sleep apneas, eating disorders, stimulation of appetite and weight gain, treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”), enhancing function in disorders associated with hypofunctionality of the cerebral cortex, including, but not limited to, depression, schizophrenia, fatigue, in particular, fatigue associated with neurologic disease, such as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and improvement of cognitive dysfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Cephalon France
    Inventors: Sophie Chasset, Brigitte Lesur, Olivier Renault, Christophe Yue
  • Publication number: 20100187505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the compounds of the formula (1) and to organic electroluminescent devices, in particular blue-emitting devices, in which these compounds are used as host material or dopant in the emitting layer and/or as hole-transport material and/or as electron-transport material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Philipp Stoessel, Arne Buesing, Holger Heil
  • Patent number: 7754909
    Abstract: A process for benzylating an alcohol includes mixing 2-benzyloxy-1-methylpyridinium triflate in an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent having a predetermined boiling point; adding an acid scavenger to the mixture; combining the alcohol to be benzylated with the mixture; reacting the alcohol with the 2-benzyloxy-1-methylpyridinium triflate by heating above ambient temperature to generate the benzylated alcohol; and separating the benzylated alcohol from the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Dudley