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US PATENTS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATION GRANTED FROM 1999 - 2001



Patent No.: US5855216A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Dental flossing device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 948405   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1997

Abstract:

An apparatus for cleaning the surface of teeth in a human mouth having a flexible, resilient central flossing filament and a plurality of flexible side flossing filaments fixedly attached to a central filament intermediate portion. The central filament intermediate and free end portions, with the side flossing filaments attached thereto, are sized to be received between adjacent teeth without traversing any contact areas between the adjacent teeth from at least the front of the mouth. The central filament has sufficient flexibility and resiliency to effect a first flossing action between the adjacent teeth by imparting a first flossing motion to the central filament, and the side filaments have sufficient flexibility to effect a second flossing action between the adjacent teeth and at the forward and rearward surfaces thereof to impart a second flossing motion to the side filaments. An electric motor is coupled to the central filament base portion to provide a rotational or an oscillatory drive to the central filament base portion to impart the first and second flossing motions. The central filament has greater resiliency than the side filaments. The side filaments have greater flexibility than the central filament, and are sufficiently flexible to bend back adjacent the central filament upon insertion between the adjacent teeth. Upon a drive force being applied thereto through the central filament the side filaments whip or flail about, and in one embodiment are rotated to spin about the longitudinal driven axis of the central filament.

Priority:

Inventor: ROBINSON DANE Q [US]


Patent No.: US5855869A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Microparticulate abrasives

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA INC

Application No.: 774561   Filing Date: 31/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A microparticulate abrasive composition is comprised of chilsonated granules of a low oil absorption compound selected from the group consisting of sodium tetrapyrophosphate, dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, anhydrous dicalcium phosphate, and mixtures thereof. The abrasive composition is useful as a polishing agent and plaque and tartar removing agent in oral dentifrice compositions such as toothpastes, as well as a soft scrubbing agent for delicate hard surfaces, facial masks, and body soaps.

Priority:

Inventor: DOMKE TODD WILLIAM [US]; GREEN CAROLYN [US]; MARDONES NANO [US]; CHEN VIOLET Y [US]


Patent No.: US5855870A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Method for treating sensitive teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 866288   Filing Date: 30/May/1997

Abstract:

The present invention discloses sticky dental compositions and methods for treating sensitive teeth. For maximum comfort, an improved dental tray that is thin-walled, flexible and lightweight is used to hold the dental composition adjacent the desired tooth surfaces. The dental compositions include a sticky matrix material into which is dispersed a desensitizing agent such as KNO3 and other optional dental agents. The matrix material preferably includes carboxypolymethylene that has been partially neutralized with a base to reduce etching of the enamel. The carboxypolymethylene adds a unique stickiness to the dental composition which helps to adhere and retain the soft tray material against the patient's teeth.

Priority: US1996-722549 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27; US1995-378315 Applic. Date: 1995-01-25; US1993-099247 Applic. Date: 1993-07-28; US1992-985700 Applic. Date: 1992-12-02; US1991-718210 Applic. Date: 1991-06-20; US1990-497934 Applic. Date: 1990-03-22

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US5855871A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Effervescent two component bicarbonate and acid containing dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 909582   Filing Date: 12/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A two component efficacious dentifrice composition, having a first alkali metal bicarbonate containing dentifrice component and a second acid-containing dentifrice component

the first and second components being separated prior to use

wherein, the pH of the two components when combined upon application to the teeth is between about 6.0 and about 7.1

whereby, the dentifrice provides enhanced removal of plaque growth and a tingly mouth feel.

Priority:

Inventor: MASTERS JAMES [US]; CERVINO KIM [US]; VISCIO DAVID [US]; KEMP JAMES [US]; NATHOO SALIM [US]


Patent No.: US5855875A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Dental product

Applicant/Assignee: CHESEBROUGH-POND'S USA CO., DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 119619   Filing Date: 20/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A dental product is provided packaged in a telescopically arranged multicavity dispensing container having at least two cylinders in an upper body thereof. Peroxide and baking soda are placed as active ingredients in separate respective semi-solid streams, each stream being in separate ones of the cylinders. Uniform dispensing of each stream to deliver relatively equivalent ribbon length of each stream by incorporating a polyphosphate salt to adjust viscosity. Preferred salts are tripolyphosphates, hexametaphosphates and pyrophosphates.

Priority: US1997-932412 Applic. Date: 1997-09-17

Inventor: WILLIAMS DAVID ROBERT [US]; BARROW STEPHEN ROY [US]


Patent No.: US5855948A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Drink compositions utilizing gelatinised starch and method of making

Applicant/Assignee: ROBINSONS SOFT DRINKS LIMITED

Application No.: 717731   Filing Date: 24/Sep/1996

Abstract:

This invention relates to drink compositions or drink concentrate compositions having no or low added sugar. The sweetness is provided by an intense sweetener, reducing or eliminating the amount of added sugar needed. No or low sugar drink compositions often lack 'non sweetness' characteristics such as body, texture and viscosity and appear weak and watery. The present invention uses gelatinized starch together with an intense sweetener. The gelatinised starch compensates for the thickening, non sweetness property of the missing added sugar giving the drink body and a thicker mouthfeel as well as a pleasant after taste. The drink may additionally contain acidulants, buffers, preservatives, colorants and fruit comminutes.

Priority: GB19950004155 Applic. Date: 1995-03-02; WO1996GB00460 Applic. Date: 1996-03-01; WO1996GB00459 Applic. Date: 1996-03-01; GB19960004501 Applic. Date: 1996-03-01

Inventor: MILLS PETER TEMPELE JOHN [ZA]; GRISTWOOD CLIVE [GB]


Patent No.: US5856373A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Dental visible light curable epoxy system with enhanced depth of cure

Applicant/Assignee: MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Application No.: 943465   Filing Date: 03/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A visible-light photopolymerizable composition comprising a) a cationically polymerizable epoxy resin, b) a hydroxyl-containing material c) an aryliodonium salt and d) a visible light sensitizer that is an alpha-dicarbonyl compound having an extinction coefficient less than about 1000. Particularly preferred compositions of the present invention are dental materials.

Priority: US1995-550635 Applic. Date: 1995-10-31; US1994-331719 Applic. Date: 1994-10-31

Inventor: KAISAKI DAVID A [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; SCHULTZ WILLIAM J [US]; DEVOE ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US5856451A  Issued: 05/Jan/1999

Title: Method for reducing respiratory allergenicity

Applicant/Assignee: NOVO NORDISK A/S

Application No.: 836293   Filing Date: 12/May/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DK95/00497 Sec. 371 Date May 12, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date May 12, 1997 PCT Filed Dec. 7, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/17929 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 13, 1996The invention relates to modified polypeptides with reduced allergenicity comprising a parent polypeptide with a molecular weight from between 10 kDa and 100 kDa conjugated to a polymer with a molecular weight (Mr) in the range of 1 kDa and 60 kDa. The modified polypeptide are produced using a process including the step of conjugating from 1 to 30 polymer molecules with the parent polypeptide. Further the invention relates to compositions comprising said polypeptides and further ingredients normally used in e.g. detergents, including dishwashing detergents and soap bars, household article, agrochemicals, personal care products, cosmetics, toiletries, oral and dermal pharmaceuticals, composition for treating textiles, and compositions used for manufacturing food and feed. Finally the invention is directed to uses of polypeptides with reduced allergenicity or compositions thereof for reducing the allergenicity of productsfor a vast number of industrial applications.

Priority: DK19940001395 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001396 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001397 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001398 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001399 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001400 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001401 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; WO1995DK00497 Applic. Date: 1995-12-07

Inventor: OLSEN ARNE AGERLIN [DK]; HANSEN LARS BO [DK]; BECK THOMAS CHRISTIAN [DK]


Patent No.: US5857431A  Issued: 12/Jan/1999

Title: Animal dental aid

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 916726   Filing Date: 18/Aug/1997

Abstract:

An animal chew toy has a shell made from a compressible material and has a plurality of openings formed therethrough. The chew toy has a hollow interior in which is disposed a quantity of dentifrice. When an animal chews the toy, dentifrice issues through the plurality of openings and encounters the teeth and gums of the animal. The shell may be wrapped with any suitable material to attract an animal, and may, likewise, contain a flavored or non-flavored odorant to attract an animal. Similarly, an odorant may be admixed with the dentifrice. If a wrapping is used, the wrapping has openings in communication with the openings in the shell to allow dentifrice to issue therethrough.

Priority: US19960023684P Applic. Date: 1996-08-16

Inventor: PETERSON DEBORAH L [US]


Patent No.: US5858332A  Issued: 12/Jan/1999

Title: Dental bleaching compositions with high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 781858   Filing Date: 10/Jan/1997

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions that include a high concentration of bleaching agent and a bleaching agent stabilizer that maintains the potency of the bleaching agent over time. The dental bleaching compositions of the present invention may be one-part, pre-mixed compositions that do not require mixing at the time of treating a patient's teeth but which remain stable over time. The bleaching agent may consist of hydrogen peroxide, either in aqueous form or complexed with urea (carbamide peroxide) or sodium perborate. The bleaching agent stabilizer includes an impurity scavenger that binds or ties up impurities, such as errant or residual metal ions, that can cause decomposition of the bleaching agent. The bleaching agent stabilizer may include a carboxylic acid chelator or a tin salt. The bleaching composition may include a thickening agent to achieve a selected viscosity and a neutralizing agent to adjust the pH and a carrier to help provide selected consistency and potency. The dental bleaching compositions may be adapted to be loaded into and delivered from a syringe.

Priority:

Inventor: JENSEN STEVEN D [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US5858333A  Issued: 12/Jan/1999

Title: Two-part oral products and methods of using same to remineralize teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ENAMELON, INC

Application No.: 131314   Filing Date: 07/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A two-part oral product capable of remineralizing subsurface lesions and/or mineralizing exposed dentinal tubules in teeth is composed of cationic and anionic discrete parts. The cationic discrete part contains at least one water-soluble calcium salt and, preferably, at least one non-toxic, water-soluble salt of a divalent metal other than calcium, and a first pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The anionic discrete part contains at least one water-soluble phosphate salt and, preferably, at least one water-soluble fluoride salt, and a second pharmaceutically carrier. Preferably, one of the carriers is an aqueous carrier and the other of the carriers is a non-aqueous carrier. The cationic and anionic parts are simultaneously released from the product upon mixing of the product with water and/or saliva to form the mixed aqueous solution. In this way, calcium ions released by the calcium salt and phosphate ions released by the phosphate salt are simultaneously delivered to the tooth surfaces by the solution. To effect subsurface remineralization and/or mineralization, the parts are mixed together to form the mixed aqueous solution, and the solution is then promptly applied to the teeth for a period of time sufficient to allow calcium ions and phosphate ions to diffuse through the tooth surface to the subsurface, where the ions react to form an insoluble precipitate onto the lesion and/or tubule, thereby remineralizing such lesion and/or mineralizing such tubule.

Priority:

Inventor: WINSTON ANTHONY E [US]; USEN NORMAN [US]


Patent No.: US5858379A  Issued: 12/Jan/1999

Title: Adhesive for dental prosthesis

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT & COLMAN INC

Application No.: 549698   Filing Date: 21/Oct/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP94/01557 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 21, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 21, 1996 PCT Filed May 13, 1994 PCT Pub. No. WO94/26232 PCT Pub. Date Nov. 24, 1994The use of a hydrophobic oleogel of essentially temperature-independent viscosity and consistency as a carrier base substance in an adhesive for dental prostheses is disclosed. The hydrophobic oleogel here is preferably a viscous paraffin in combination with amorphous polyethylene, with physical properties resulting from its preparation.

Priority: DE19934316115 Applic. Date: 1993-05-13; WO1994EP01557 Applic. Date: 1994-05-13

Inventor: REUSS MIRA [DE]; KNOLLMAN RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US5858416A  Issued: 12/Jan/1999

Title: Process and device for manufacturing plastic parts with reinforcement fibers

Applicant/Assignee: KRAUSS-MAFEI AG

Application No.: 776079   Filing Date: 03/Feb/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP96/01925 Sec. 371 Date Feb. 3, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Feb. 3, 1997 PCT Filed May 8, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/35562 PCT Pub. Date Nov. 14, 1996An apparatus for producing a fiber reinforced synthetic resin provides a fiber feed passage through an outer chamber to which the synthetic resin for feed. A feed passage for the fiber extends concentrically in this chamber and has a tubular formation of a diameter less than that of a cleaning piston which is displaceable in the annular space between this tubular formation and the inner wall of the chamber.

Priority: DE19951016806 Applic. Date: 1995-05-08; DE19951038021 Applic. Date: 1995-10-12; WO1996EP01925 Applic. Date: 1996-05-08

Inventor: SOECHTIG WOLFGANG [DE]; RENKL JOSEF [DE]; BAUER ADOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US5858441A  Issued: 12/Jan/1999

Title: Low fat spread

Applicant/Assignee: VAN DEN BERGH FOODS COMPANY, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 917538   Filing Date: 22/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A fat continuous spread having less than about 35 wt. % of a fat phase and a method of preparing the spread are described. The fat blend of the product must have a solid fat content at 10 DEG C. of greater than 25 wt. % and the aqueous phase must contain 0.05 to 0.5 wt. % of a modified protein. The viscosity of the aqueous phase must be at least 25 mPa.s at a shear rate of 17090 sec-1 and a temperature of 5 DEG C.

Priority: US1995-521937 Applic. Date: 1995-08-31

Inventor: REDDY PODUTOORI RAVINDER [US]; WAJDA JR THOMAS JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US5859089A  Issued: 12/Jan/1999

Title: Dental restorative compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 886681   Filing Date: 01/Jul/1997

Abstract:

Dental restorative compositions of the composite resin/glass ionomer hybrid type and resins used in the compositions. The compositions contain an aromatic-moiety-containing polymerizable resin, a finely divided ion-leachable fluoroaluminosilicate glass filler, a polymerization initiator system, and may contain other components. The aromatic-moiety-containing polymerizable resin has at least one carboxylic acid group and at least one ethylenically unsaturated group such as a (meth)acrylate group. The compositions have improved mechanical strength, improved wear resistance, and sustained long-term fluoride release.

Priority:

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US5860435A  Issued: 19/Jan/1999

Title: Dental floss holder with an automatic floss tensioning means

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 853137   Filing Date: 08/May/1997

Abstract:

A dental flossing holder adapted to be held by a hand of a user for holding and manipulating a length of dental floss. The holder comprises a housing having an opening for dispensing a desired length of dental floss and a storage compartment located within the housing for storing dental floss to be dispensed. A tensioning means extends from the housing and comprises a pair of opposed support members each member having a free end. An anchoring means is located at the free end of each support member. The anchoring means is provided for removably anchoring the length of dental floss between the free ends of the support members. The support members are moveable with respect to each other from a first position defined by a first distance between the free ends to a second position defined by a second distance between the free ends, the second distance being greater than the first distance. An actuating means is coupled to the tensioning means and is operable in response to the user biting thereon to cause the support members to move from the first position to the second position to exert tension on the floss and enable the abrasion and removal of plaque and food particles from interproximal surfaces of teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: HIPPENSTEEL JOSEPH B [US]


Patent No.: US5860466A  Issued: 19/Jan/1999

Title: Windshield shelter

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 595808   Filing Date: 02/Feb/1996

Abstract:

A windshield shelter system for shading a windshield of a vehicle includes a shelter device, a pair of opposite guide tracks and a plurality of guiders. The shelter device, which is firmly mounted on a first side of the windshield, includes an elongated shelter sheet and a housing for receiving the shelter sheet therein. The elongated shelter sheet has a size adapted to cover the entire window area of the windshield. The pair of opposite guide tracks are firmly attached respectively along a second side and a third side opposing the second side of the windshield. Each of the guide tracks has a longitudinal guiding groove facing each other. The pair of guiding grooves are positioned along the pair of guide tracks respectively for guiding transverse movements of the guiders. The plurality of guiders are spacedly mounted along two opposite edges of the elongated shelter sheet. The guiders of the elongated shelter sheet are perpendicularly inserted into and slid along the corresponding guiding grooves of the pair of opposite guide tracks along the second and third sides of the elongated shelter sheet. Thereby, transversely moving the elongated shelter sheet, which is gathered within the housing while not used, toward an opposing fourth side of the windshield can allow the elongated shelter sheet to cover the entire area of the windshield, wherein the transverse movement of the shelter sheet is guided by sliding the guiders along the guiding grooves of the guide tracks.

Priority:

Inventor: KAO NIEN TSU TIM [US]


Patent No.: US5860754A  Issued: 19/Jan/1999

Title: Mouth-held manipulating and writing apparatus for paralytics

Applicant/Assignee: T.C.R. INDUSTRIES

Application No.: 753955   Filing Date: 03/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A telescopic, mouth-held manipulating and writing apparatus for paralytics consists of a replaceable mouthpiece, a fixed arm and an elongated extendable arm that interchangeably receives either a manipulating instrument or a writing instrument. An adjustment nut for extending or retracting the telescopic extension arm from the fixed arm is incorporated in the apparatus. A locking nut is incorporated on the extension arm of the apparatus for securing and releasing the manipulator or writing instrument. The adjustment nut, locking nut and extension arm are metallic, thereby promoting sterilization at high temperatures.

Priority:

Inventor: GARLAND RUSSELL D [US]; GULLY REGIS A [US]


Patent No.: US5860806A  Issued: 19/Jan/1999

Title: Single dose dental adhesive delivery system and method and adhesive therefor

Applicant/Assignee: THE KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 758383   Filing Date: 29/Nov/1996

Abstract:

A dental adhesive delivery system provides a single usage amount of dental adhesive in a non-resealable container for use in treating a single patient. The packaged amount of adhesive may include up to the amount required to treat all of the teeth needing treatment of not more than a single patient, for example in the range of approximately 0.05 to 1.0 ml. The packaged amount may include a dose only large enough for the treatment of a single tooth or for the application of a single restoration, for example, in an amount of about 0.1 ml. The adhesive is one that includes a volatile solvent or other liquid carrier, such as, for example, water or an organic liquid such as acetone or alcohol. In the preferred embodiment, an alcohol based adhesive is provided having a filler of approximately 25% by weight. The single use container is preferably formed of injected molded plastic and includes a reservoir section that contains the adhesive and a break off section that surrounds an opening that receives a snap fit cap. A plastic and foil pouch constitutes a secondary containment volume or vapor seal which limits the escape of evaporated organic carrier or solvent. The cap and break off section are discarded and the adhesive is removed with the tip of a wand for application to the teeth of a patient, whereupon the container, which is not resealable, is discarded.

Priority:

Inventor: PRANITIS JR LEO J [US]; NG DANIEL [US]


Patent No.: US5861445A  Issued: 19/Jan/1999

Title: Reinforcement of dental and other composite materials

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 852900   Filing Date: 08/May/1997

Abstract:

A composition useful as a restorative material includes a curable matrix with whiskers which preferably have a silicon dioxide containing coating thereon that are then silanized and may also include optional particulate filler of the type which may release fluorides. The polymeric matrix bonds more tightly to the whiskers due to the coating of silicon dioxide on the surface of the whiskers and the coaction between said silicon dioxide and the silane compound. Particles adhered to the whisker also enhance the mechanical properties by virtue of the whisker's surface being thereby roughened. A method of manufacture is also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: XU HUAKUN [US]; EICHMILLER FREDERICK C [US]


Patent No.: US5863127A  Issued: 26/Jan/1999

Title: Apparatus for removing chemically reactive synthetic resin components from the outlet chamber of a mixing head

Applicant/Assignee: KRAUFF-MAFFEI AG

Application No.: 724022   Filing Date: 20/Sep/1996

Abstract:

A mixing head has traces of the reactive mixture of synthetic resin components removed therefrom by insertion into a housing or rinsing flange into which a rinsing liquid, e.g. hot water, is forced via nozzles or orifices trained inwardly of the plane of the mixing head. The mixture of rinsing liquid and removed residue is passed through a bag filter in which the residue is collected and the rinsing liquid is recirculated.

Priority: DE19951035474 Applic. Date: 1995-09-23

Inventor: RENKL JOSEF [DE]; STIPPL LUDWIG [DE]


Patent No.: US5863350A  Issued: 26/Jan/1999

Title: Method and apparatus for cleaning roller blade wheel bearings

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 962442   Filing Date: 31/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A bearing cleaning method and accompanying kit is provided which allows for the cleaning of roller blade wheel bearings. By following a succession of steps in cooperation with a kit comprising a modular stacking unit and container and closely sized to receive the unit, a user can quickly and easily clean a plurality of roller blade wheel bearings agitating an organic solvent partially filling the container. A plurality of roller blade wheel bearings are stacked within a modular stacking unit comprising a multitude of cylindrical spacing elements, a pair of planar end caps, with each planar end cap including two integral spacing elements, and a resilient band member. The modular stacking unit, once assembled, is placed within the interior volume of a container, along with a small quantity of organic solvent. After agitating the container by hand, the modular stacking unit is removed from the interior volume of the container and rolled, in a back and forth motion, along a flat, absorbent surface in order to dry the roller blade wheel bearings. The modular stacking unit is then disassembled permitting the individual roller blade wheel bearings to be lubricated and reinserted within a roller blade wheel.

Priority:

Inventor: LEKAVICH CARL [US]


Patent No.: US5863360A  Issued: 26/Jan/1999

Title: Surface treatment of shape memory alloys

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE THE UNIVERSITY NOTTINGHAM

Application No.: 704635   Filing Date: 19/Nov/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB95/00486 Sec. 371 Date Nov. 19, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Nov. 19, 1996 PCT Filed Mar. 6, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO95/23876 PCT Pub. Date Sep. 8, 1995A method of treatment of a shape memory alloy involves shot peening of the alloy sample, thereby causing a crystal to amorphous transition of a surface layer of the sample without substantially affecting bulk characteristics of the material, particularly its shape memory behavior and biocompatibility. The method may be used for surface hardening and to reduce coefficients of friction. The method may be advantageously used for treating tissue sutures and orthodontic devices such as dental archwires.

Priority: GB19940004268 Applic. Date: 1994-03-05; WO1995GB00486 Applic. Date: 1995-03-06

Inventor: WOOD JOHN VIVIAN [GB]; GRANT DAVID MALCOLM [GB]; GREEN SARAH MARGARET [GB]


Patent No.: US5863965A  Issued: 26/Jan/1999

Title: Polyvinylsiloxane impression material

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 910874   Filing Date: 13/Jul/1997

Abstract:

Improved two component polymerizable polyorganosiloxane compositions are described, particularly for use in making dental impressions, having improved tear strength and wettability. Improved tear strength results from inclusion of a quadri-functional polysiloxane having a vinyl content of 0.16 to 0.24 m-mole/g. Working time is maintained by including sufficient amounts of a retarder composition that delays onset of the vinyl polymerization. Wettability is improved by including a surfactant resulting in a surface contact angle with water at three minutes of less than 50 DEG . The surfactant chosen has an HLB of 8-11, such that the wetting contact angle is achieved within less than two minutes and remains wetting throughout the working time of the impression taking, substantially improving impression quality.

Priority: US1996-612630 Applic. Date: 1996-03-06; US1995-490690 Applic. Date: 1995-04-13

Inventor: HARE ROBERT V [US]


Patent No.: US5864892A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Device and method for collecting and sanitizing toilet spray

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 14262   Filing Date: 27/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A device and method for collecting and sanitizing toilet spray that is removably attachable to a toilet lid and toilet bowl of a conventional toilet. The device and method are capable of absorbing and sanitizing any spray and mist exiting the gaps between the toilet lid, toilet seat and toilet bowl. The device is also capable of absorbing any liquid which runs along the outside of the toilet bowl. The device and method for collecting and sanitizing toilet spray is adapted for quick installation and removal from a conventional toilet and designed for ease of use.

Priority:

Inventor: COOL CARMEN M [US]


Patent No.: US5865195A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Oral hygiene system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 888184   Filing Date: 03/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A system for maintaining oral hygiene that includes a sealed storage/rinsing tube and a hygiene assembly sealed within the storage/rinsing tube by an adhesively attached peel off seal member. The storage/rinsing tube is used as a water vessel for assisting in rinsing the mouth with water. The hygiene assembly includes a toothbrush head portion, a handle portion, a dental stimulator secured to an exterior surface of the handle portion, a length of dental floss, a supply of toothpaste, and a supply of a mouthwash solution.

Priority:

Inventor: CARTER THERESA [US]


Patent No.: US5865221A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Valve for filling liquids into packages

Applicant/Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A

Application No.: 716425   Filing Date: 20/Sep/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP95/00838 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 20, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 20, 1996 PCT Filed Mar. 7, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO95/26906 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 12, 1995A valve for filling liquids into packages has a housing (1) with a supply connection piece (24), a forward mouth piece and an outlet device (16) in which a large number of outlet holes (4) is arranged. A closing member (3) is movably arranged in the housing (1), and can be engaged with a valve seat (23). Rear sealing devices (5, 7, 22) are also provided. In order to make possible a high volume flow of the liquid contents at low outlet speed without relative movement occurring between the package and outlet device (16) it is provided that the outlet holes (4) distributed over the whole cross-section of the mouth piece (2) are arranged in an outlet plate (16) which is configured integrally with the mouthpiece, and penetrate it in the direction (26) of the longitudinal axis (28) of the mouth piece, that the diameter and the width of the outlet holes (4) is larger than 1 mm and smaller than 5 mm, and that the length of the outlet holes (4) is greater than double their diameter and their width.

Priority: DE19944411629 Applic. Date: 1994-04-02; WO1995EP00838 Applic. Date: 1995-03-07

Inventor: LUDWIG WERNER [DE]; SENDOBRY EBERHARD [DE]; WOLF MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US5865347A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Multi-chamber dispenser for flowable materials

Applicant/Assignee: WILKINSON, WILLIAM T

Application No.: 958517   Filing Date: 27/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A multi-chamber dispenser for flowable materials includes a cartridge having a plurality of chambers disposed in side by side relationship. A pump has a plurality of longitudinal passageways corresponding to the number of chambers with each passageway being insertable into a chamber. The pump and cartridge are provided with guide structure to assure the proper positioning of the components and to permit the pump and cartridge to be readily mounted together and to be disassembled so that the pump may be used with a different cartridge after the contents have been dispensed.

Priority:

Inventor: WELSCHOFF HEINZ [US]


Patent No.: US5865620A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Abrasive dental composition and method for use

Applicant/Assignee: KREATIV, INC

Application No.: 873526   Filing Date: 12/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to a process for the effective removal of both hard and soft decay using micro air abrasion dentistry. The process uses a composition which is treated to make it biologically inactive. It comprises at least 95% alumina of a certain particle size distribution and is optimized to remove both hard and soft decay, including carious enamel, carious dentin, stains, calculus, materia alba, organic plug, glass ionomer, composites, resin restoratives, cementum and spent amalgam. Over 50% of the abrasive has particle sizes ranging from 15 to 45 mu with an average particle size of 27.5 mu . Other unique features of the abrasive include the addition of color and flavor agents to detect the presence of caries and increase patient enjoyment, respectively.

Priority:

Inventor: KUTSCH V KIM [US]


Patent No.: US5865623A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Flexible dental composite compositions and restorative methods using flexible dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BISCO, INC

Application No.: 815794   Filing Date: 12/Mar/1997

Abstract:

Flexible dental composite compositions and restorative compositions are provided comprising (a) about 2 to 15 weight percent of a flexible monomer portion comprising one or more flexible comonomers of the general formula R1-O-[(CH-R2)n-O-]z-R3 wherein R1 and R3 are acrylate or methacrylate functional groups, R2 is selected from the group of hydrogen, methyl and ethyl, n is from 3 to 5 and z is from about 3 to about 20 and the monomers have average molecular weights from at least about 300 or higher, (b) about 30 to about 80 weight percent of a filler portion, (c) about 18 to 60 weight percent of a comonomer portion comprising one or more comonomers capable of polymerizing with the flexible monomer portion, and (d) a polymerization catalyst system for polymerizing and hardening the composition. Compositions according to the invention are useful in Class V and other types of dental restorations. Methods for using such compositions in such restorative procedures are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: SUH BYOUNG I [US]


Patent No.: US5866022A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Refractory pour tube with cast plate

Applicant/Assignee: NORTH AMERICAN REFRACTORIES COMPANY

Application No.: 822808   Filing Date: 24/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A refractory pour tube with a wear resistant plate includes a one-piece composite member formed of different refractory compositions, a casing disposed around a portion of the member, and castable refractory material disposed within the casing. The composite member has a tubular body portion defining an interior bore and an end portion defining a flat plate surface including an opening communicating with the bore. The end portion is formed of a hard refractory composition resistant to abrasion, while the tubular body portion is formed of a refractory composition resistant to thermal shock. First and second castable refractory materials are poured into the casing to form a refractory ring surrounding the flat plate surface and a refractory sleeve surrounding the tubular body portion. The refractory ring cooperates with the flat plate surface to form a hard, wear resistant plate suitable for use in a sliding valve assembly. The refractory sleeve insulates the casing from heat and, along with the refractory ring, secures the casing to the composite member. Manufacture of the pour tube requires minimal machining and is simplified and less expensive than formation of prior art pour tubes.

Priority:

Inventor: HALL RICHARD G [US]


Patent No.: US5866116A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Method for reducing oral malodor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 788304   Filing Date: 24/Jan/1997

Abstract:

Yeast for making wine and beer, is placed on the subject's tongue to reduce oral malodor. About 30 to 100 milligrams of powdered yeast placed on the dorsal part of the subject's tongue just before he or she turns in for the evening, is optimal. Other methods of delivery yeast to the tongue include creams, solutions and Pills.

Priority:

Inventor: YAEGAKI KEN [CA]


Patent No.: US5866163A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Process and apparatus for making rapidly dissolving dosage units and product therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: FUISZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Application No.: 772023   Filing Date: 19/Dec/1996

Abstract:

The present invention is a method of preparing rapidly dissolving comestible units such as tablets. The present invention also includes an apparatus for making the comestible units and the units themselves. The product prepared in accordance with the present invention can include active ingredients and is capable of dissolving in the mouth of the consumer within several seconds. The unit dosage forms prepared in accordance with the present invention are particularly useful as antacids and as a delivery vehicle for biologically active ingredients, especially those which are ideally combined with antacid ingredients in order to ameliorate the effects of antacid environment.

Priority: US1996-652252 Applic. Date: 1996-05-23; US1994-259496 Applic. Date: 1994-06-14; US1993-133669 Applic. Date: 1993-10-07; US1993-119974 Applic. Date: 1993-09-10

Inventor: MYERS GARRY L [US]; BATTIST GERALD E [US]; FUISZ RICHARD C [US]


Patent No.: US5866232A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Sealing, trimming and finishing strips

Applicant/Assignee: DRAFTEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Application No.: 812350   Filing Date: 05/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A sealing, trimming or finishing strip for fitting to the flange around the edge of a door or similar opening in a motor vehicle body has a channel-shaped gripping portion supporting a tubular sealing portion on the outside of the door opening and onto which the door sealingly closes. On the inside of the door opening, a cosmetic lip integrally extends laterally from the gripping portion and is curved-over to form a concave surface for embracingly receiving and gripping the edge of a trim panel. A cloth or textile covering extends over the outside surface of the cosmetic lip, around its distal edge and over the whole of the concave surface of the lip to terminate at a point on the outside side wall of the gripping portion. Because the textile covering extends over the whole of the concave surface of the cosmetic lip, as well as over the outer or convex surface thereof, instead of only partially over the concave surface, any tendency for the cosmetic lip to straighten under the effect of enhanced temperature on the textile covering is substantially avoided.

Priority: GB19960004969 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08; GB19960018356 Applic. Date: 1996-09-03

Inventor: GATZMANGA ECKARD [DE]


Patent No.: US5866432A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Methods for diagnosis of periodontal diseases

Applicant/Assignee: OY MEDIX BIOCHEMICA AB

Application No.: 750574   Filing Date: 11/Dec/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FI95/00213 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 11, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 11, 1996 PCT Filed Apr. 12, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/32647 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 17, 1996The present invention is related to a rapid and reliable method for making chair-side diagnoses of periodontal diseases and especially for predicting the risk of progressing of the periodontal diseases. The diagnosis and prognosis are performed using an immunological test kit by which increased levels of neutrophil gelatinase-related lipocalin (NGAL) derived from polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leucocytes PMNs) is measured.

Priority: WO1995FI00213 Applic. Date: 1995-04-12

Inventor: SORSA TIMO ARTO [FI]; TIKANOJA SARI HANNELE [FI]; LUNDQVIST LEILA CHRISTINA [FI]


Patent No.: US5866631A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Dental primer composition and polymerization catalyst

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION

Application No.: 894596   Filing Date: 22/Aug/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/JP96/03739 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 22, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 22, 1997 PCT Filed Dec. 20, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/23191 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 3, 1997There is provided a dental primer composition capable of obtaining high adhesive strength to both dentin and enamel, as a pretreatment material for a chemically polymerizable adhesive. This composition is a dental primer composition comprising a polymerizable monomer containing an acidic group, water, aryl borate and transition metal compound.

Priority: JP19950335546 Applic. Date: 1995-12-22; WO1996JP03739 Applic. Date: 1996-12-20

Inventor: NAKAGAWA HIROYUKI [JP]; OHNO HIDEKI [JP]


Patent No.: US5866632A  Issued: 02/Feb/1999

Title: Dental or surgical adhesive and polymerization initiator composition for the same

Applicant/Assignee: SUN MEDICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 695771   Filing Date: 08/Aug/1996

Abstract:

A polymerization initiator composition comprising 100 parts by weight of an organic boron compound (A) and 10 to 150 parts by weight of an aprotic solvent (B) having a boiling point of 30 DEG to 150 DEG C.

and a dental or surgical adhesive composition containing the above polymerization initiator composition.

Priority: JP19950204748 Applic. Date: 1995-08-10

Inventor: HASHIMOTO ISAO [JP]; ARATA MASAMI [JP]; ZENG WEIPING [JP]


Patent No.: US5868132A  Issued: 09/Feb/1999

Title: Endotracheal tube holder

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 858028   Filing Date: 16/May/1997

Abstract:

An endotracheal tube holding device for holding a tube inserted into a patient's mouth and into the trachea. The tube is held in position by the device which has been adhesively secured to the patient's face by a foam strip with an adhesive backing to comfortably, yet securely attach the holding device. The strip is arcuate-shaped and positioned along the upper lip and attached on each end to the patient's cheeks. A support fixture with a lipped support tab extends therefrom and is attached to the foam strip. An adhesive tape strip extends from each side of the support tab and wraps around the positioned ETT. The lip prevents the tape strip from slipping off the support tab thereby providing a secure attachment of the ETT to the support fixture. An accessory port may be included in the support holder to allow for insertion of items above or below the ETT tube without removal of the device from the patient's face.

Priority:

Inventor: WINTHROP NEIL [US]; BAYRON HARRY [US]


Patent No.: US5868223A  Issued: 09/Feb/1999

Title: Flange-type scaffold joint adapted to resist loosening of wedge in response to vibration and tapping

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 481405   Filing Date: 10/Jul/1995

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/CA94/00004 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 10, 1995 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 10, 1995 PCT Filed Jul. 1, 1994 PCT Pub. No. WO94/16172 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 21, 1994A releasable joint connects an upright (10) and a transverse brace (16) in an aluminum scaffold frame. A horizontal aluminum flange (12) is attached to the upright (10) and an aluminum connector (18) to the brace (16). The connector (18) has a mouth (50) which receives the flange (12). A steel wedge (20) is inserted through a vertical passage (52) in the connector (18) and an opening (28) in the flange (12). The opening (28) contains a vertical, planar wedge-seating surface (36) of uniform horizontal cross-section. The connector (18) contains a pair of parallel, planar wedge-seating surfaces (54, 56), one above and one below the flange (12). These surfaces (54, 56) extend downwardly and radially outwardly relative to the upright (10) at a predetermined angle relative to vertical and have uniform horizontal cross-sections. The wedge (20) has a vertical edge surface (64) that mates with the wedge-seating surface (36) in the opening (28) and a pair of edge surfaces (66, 68) inclined at the predetermined angle and mated with the wedge-seating surfaces (54, 56) in the connector (18). The various mated surfaces slide relative to one another as the wedge (20) is forcefully inserted or released from the joint, reducing wear. The wedge (20) also forces the connector (18) downwardly against the flange (12), during wedge (20) insertion, ensuring that the joint is reliably locked.

Priority: CA19932086984 Applic. Date: 1993-01-08; WO1994CA00004 Applic. Date: 1994-01-07

Inventor: LUBINSKI RONALD [CA]


Patent No.: US5869029A  Issued: 09/Feb/1999

Title: Dispersible water-soluble or water-swellable polymers and process for making toothpastes containing them

Applicant/Assignee: HERCULES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 668181   Filing Date: 21/Jun/1996

Abstract:

This invention provides compositions comprising particulate water-soluble or water-swellable polymer at least partially agglomerated by treatment with at least one polyol, wherein the polyol is present at a level greater than about 10 wt. % based on the total weight of the composition. The particulate water-soluble or water-swellable polymer which has been at least partially agglomerated by treatment with polyol hydrates in water-containing solvents substantially faster than untreated water-soluble or water-swellable polymer, without formation of polymer lumps. The invention further provides an improved process for preparing a toothpaste composition comprising at least one dry, water-soluble or water-swellable polymer, the improvement comprising substituting for the dry, water-soluble or water-swellable polymer, particulate water-soluble or water-swellable polymer which has been at least partially agglomerated by treatment with polyol.

Priority:

Inventor: GRAFF-ANDERSEN ARNE [DK]; MODI JASHAWANT J [US]


Patent No.: US5869098A  Issued: 09/Feb/1999

Title: Fast-dissolving comestible units formed under high-speed/high-pressure conditions

Applicant/Assignee: FUISZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Application No.: 915067   Filing Date: 20/Aug/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions useful for making tablets which can be formed using conventional tableting machines and which disintegrate rapidly when placed in the mouth. The compositions typically include partially hygroscopic shearform matrices which may be recrystallized using crystallization promoters.

Priority: US19970056617P Applic. Date: 1997-08-20

Inventor: MISRA TUSHAR K [US]; CURRINGTON JEFFERY W [US]; KAMATH SATISH V [US]; SANGHVI PRADEEP P [US]; SISAK JOHN R [US]; RAIDEN MICHAEL G [US]


Patent No.: US5871905A  Issued: 16/Feb/1999

Title: Reduction of false positives in oral-fluid based immunoassays

Applicant/Assignee: EPITOPE, INC

Application No.: 707446   Filing Date: 04/Sep/1996

Abstract:

This invention relates to the use and composition of materials which, when added to oral fluid samples, make such samples suitable for use with microparticle-based immunoassays. In one embodiment, this invention provides a method of reducing false positives in assays for the detection of an analyte in an oral fluid sample. The method involves providing an oral fluid sample combined with a bile acid or salt where the bile acid or salt is present in a concentration sufficient to reduce the rate of occurrence of false positives in said oral fluid based immunoassays.

Priority:

Inventor: THIEME THOMAS [US]; KLIMKOW NANETTE [US]


Patent No.: US5873725A  Issued: 23/Feb/1999

Title: Support post and method for coronal prosthesis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 747717   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1996

Abstract:

The problems of stability and life of dental restoration disposed in root canals are addressed by a support post for a coronal prosthesis having a ceramic layer of hydroxyapatite, or equivalent, sputter-deposited or plasma sprayed on to a metal support post pretreated with an oxide, by abrasion or by etching.

Priority:

Inventor: PERLER ROBERT [US]; WAGER WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US5873969A  Issued: 23/Feb/1999

Title: Method and apparatus for opening a zipper after it has been spot sealed

Applicant/Assignee: KCL CORPORATION

Application No.: 916119   Filing Date: 22/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for manufacturing recloseable plastic bags with engageable mating profiles where the bags are provided open for the consumer. The profiles are initially provided in the fully engaged condition within an elongate, longitudinally cut tube. The profiles are then periodically fused, tacked, or attached together at the approximate locations where the tube is to be cut into bags. Upon tacking, the profiles are pulled apart by frictionally engaging an area on the outside of the film, near the profiles, and between the tacks. The film is then forced away from the profiles, which at least partially pulls one profile from the other. Thereafter, the tube may be cut and sealed into bags as would otherwise normally occur.

Priority:

Inventor: KEITH DAVID [US]; O'CONNOR THOMAS P [US]


Patent No.: US5874065A  Issued: 23/Feb/1999

Title: Oral anti-acid paste and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 882850   Filing Date: 26/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention describes an oral anti-acid paste comprising anti-acid compound in a slow releasing carrier medium which disperses the anti-acid, and releases the anti-acid from the paste upon contact with the aqueous media such as saliva. The paste can be used by placement in the mouth for slow release of the anti-acid into the saliva thereby contacting the mucosa of the esophagus to inhibit irritation to the mucosa due to excess acid.

Priority:

Inventor: PARDINI ALAN A [US]


Patent No.: US5875799A  Issued: 02/Mar/1999

Title: Therapeutic dental floss for treating systemic diseases

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANCED MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC

Application No.: 935841   Filing Date: 23/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A method of treating systemic afflictions includes loading a dental floss with an active therapeutic agents and rubbing the floss against a mouth tissue to release the active therapeutic agent onto the tissue for penetration through the tissue. The active therapeutic agent is selected from the group consisting of zinc sulfate, zinc chloride, zinc acetate, zinc phenol sulfonate, zinc borate, zinc bromide, zinc nitrate, zinc glycerophosphate, zinc benzoate, zinc carbonate, zinc citrate, zinc hexafluorosilicate, zinc diacetate trihydrate, zinc oxide, zinc peroxide, zinc salicylate, zinc silicate, zinc stannate, zinc tannate, zinc titanate, zinc tetrafluoroborate, zinc gluconate, and zinc glycinate. An additional therapeutic agent may also be loaded on the floss, for example, antimicrobials, antibiotics, antioxidants, anti-plaque agents, analgesics, anti-tarter agents, anti-caries agents, hemostatic agents, anti-inflammatory agents, hormones, bleaching agents and vitamins.

Priority:

Inventor: PETRUS EDWARD J [US]


Patent No.: US5876143A  Issued: 02/Mar/1999

Title: Document binder with cover pocket for custom title sheet

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 760608   Filing Date: 04/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A document binder is formed with front and back covers hinged together in articulated fashion with a spine located therebetween. An overlay is provided across the outer surface of at least the front cover and the spine and is secured by fusion to inner and outer, plastic cover sheets that encapsulate a flat, stiff, front cover core, spine, and back cover core therebetween. A front cover title sheet pocket is defined between the overlay and the outer, plastic cover sheet. The title sheet pocket is of a narrow enough width to readily accommodate title sheets printed on paper of standard width, such as eight and a half inches. The fabrication technique employed allows a title sheet pocket to be created for the front cover of the document binder which snugly confines the title sheet and prevents it from shifting laterally as occurs in conventional devices. The creation of title sheet pockets with this configuration is possible according to the method of the invention by first fusing together the overlay to the outer plastic cover sheet along a band of attachment near the demarcation between the front cover and the spine, and then fusing the overlay, outer cover sheet, and inner cover sheet together so as to encapsulate the nonfusible, flat, stiff core elements between the two cover sheets. An inside pocket sheet may also be fused to the inner cover sheet during the same step of fusion so as to form pockets on the insides of the front and back covers.

Priority: CA19992265365 Applic. Date: 1999-03-16

Inventor: ONG BON S [US]


Patent No.: US5876210A  Issued: 02/Mar/1999

Title: Dental polymer product

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY G.M.B.H

Application No.: 754664   Filing Date: 21/Nov/1996

Abstract:

The invention concerns a process for preparing a polymer composition, that is free-radical/photochemical and thermal curing epoxide-methacrylate and/or isocyanate-methacrylate adhesives in broadest terms, dental/medical adhesives, and dental restoratives. Furthermore the dual curing epoxide-methacrylate and/or isocyanate-methacrylate adhesives can be used in the optical industry, in optoelectronics and microelectronics, for example for the adhesion of complicated optical components in the combination glass/glass, glass/metal. Advantageous is the small shrinkage during polymerization and the good mechanical properties in combination with the possibility of step-wise or one-step polymerization.

Priority: US1994-231535 Applic. Date: 1994-04-22

Inventor: KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]; LEUBE WALTER [DE]


Patent No.: US5876513A  Issued: 02/Mar/1999

Title: Method and kit for cleaning jewelry and other small parts

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 980604   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1997

Abstract:

A method and kit for cleaning jewelry and small parts to 95% and greater clean. A holding basket has a plurality of apertures formed therein, and is adapted to securely retain jewelry and small parts therein. Jewelry is placed in the holding basket and dunked into a container filled with cleaning solution to coat the jewelry with cleaning solution. The holding basket is removed from the container of cleaning solution, and is placed in an automatic dishwasher and run through a wash cycle and dry cycle, thereby exposing the jewelry to impinging water and the action of steam to remove the cleaning solution and grime from the jewelry and small parts. The steam helps prevents formation of water spots. The kit includes a hinged jewelry holding basket with handles and a container filled with cleaning solution. The hinged jewelry holding basket is sized to be dunked into the cleaning solution.

Priority:

Inventor: FRANKSON JON [US]


Patent No.: US5876762A  Issued: 02/Mar/1999

Title: Process for obtaining medically active fractions from sea cucumbers

Applicant/Assignee: COASTSIDE BIO RESOURCES

Application No.: 692176   Filing Date: 05/Aug/1996

Abstract:

The invention concerns fractions from echinoderms of the class Holothuroidea (sea cucumber) that can be used directly as active therapeutic agents or as raw materials in producing biologically active derivatives thereof. The fractions can be used alone or in combination and are derived from a) the epithelial layer, free of muscle and collagenous tissues, b) the isolated flower, or c) the whole body wall substantially free muscle, viscera and flower. The invention also concerns processes for obtaining these fractions that involve the use of thermal/mechanical and/or enzymatic means.

Priority:

Inventor: COLLIN PETER DONALD [US]


Patent No.: US5877232A  Issued: 02/Mar/1999

Title: Resinous dental composition based on polymerisable polysiloxanes

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 712653   Filing Date: 13/Sep/1996

Abstract:

The invention relates to a self-curing, photochemically or thermally curable resinous dental composition based on polymerisable polysiloxanes, to a process for its preparation and to its use for the preparation of pasty, self-curing, photochemically or thermally curable dental materials. Said composition is obtainable by hydrolytic condensation of one or more hydrolytically condensable silicon compounds, 1 to 100 mol %, based on monomeric compounds, of silanes of the general formula: Yn-SiXmR4-(n+m) and/or {XnRkSi[R2(A)l]4-(n+k)}xB being selected. The radicals A, X, Y, R2, R' and R are identical or different and have the following meaning: A=O, S, PR', POR', NHC(O)O or NHC(O)ONR', B=a straight-chain or branched organic radical which is derived from a compound B' having at least one (for l=1 and A=NHC(O)O or NHC(O)NR') or at least two C=C double bonds and 5 to 50 carbon atoms, R=alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, alkylaryl or arylalkyl, R'=H, alkyl or aryl, R2=alkylene, arylene or alkylenearylene, X=H, halogen, hydroxyl, alkoxy, acyloxy, alkylcarbonyl, alkoxycarbonyl or NR'2, Y=a substituent which contains a substituted or unsubstituted 1,4,6-trioxaspiro[4.4]nonane radical, n=1, 2 or 3, m=1, 2 or 3, where n+m

Priority: DE19914133494 Applic. Date: 1991-10-09; US1994-211479 Applic. Date: 1994-11-03; WO1992US08530 Applic. Date: 1992-10-07

Inventor: STORCH WERNER [DE]; WOLTER HERBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US5878881A  Issued: 09/Mar/1999

Title: Storage saver system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 867559   Filing Date: 02/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A storage saver system (22) comprising a storage container (24) which includes a generally cylindrical shaped base (26) having a compartment (28) to hold at least one article (30) therein. A cover (32) extends over the compartment (28) of the base (26). A hinge (34) attaches the cover (32) to a top edge of the base (26). A structure (36) is for retaining the cover (32) in a closed position over the compartment (28), to keep the at least one article (30) within the compartment (28) of the base (26).

Priority:

Inventor: HUNT RICARDO [US]


Patent No.: US5879159A  Issued: 09/Mar/1999

Title: Portable high power arc lamp system and applications therefor

Applicant/Assignee: ION LASER TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 772964   Filing Date: 24/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A portable, high power arc lamp system for composite curing and tooth whitening applications utilizes battery cells to power a lamp, such as a short-arc xenon lamp. The use of battery power allows for a high power system without the need for costly components required if ac power were used. Battery power is acceptable for low duty cycle applications such as composite curing and tooth whitening. The batteries may be recharged using either standard 110 V or 220 V house current and a charging circuit is included to charge the batteries. An elliptical reflector is used to direct the light from the xenon lamp to a flexible light guide. The system of the present invention is particularly suited to the curing of dental composites and tooth whitening procedures. Significantly improved methods of curing and whitening may be realized through the use of a high power light source of the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: CIPOLLA JOHN C [US]


Patent No.: US5879663A  Issued: 09/Mar/1999

Title: Dental composition for dentin hypersensitivity

Applicant/Assignee: SUN MEDICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 687521   Filing Date: 07/Aug/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/JP95/02511 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 7, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 7, 1996 PCT Filed Dec. 7, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/17581 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 13, 1996There is provided a dental composition for relieving dentin hypersensitivity, which occludes dentinal tubules having an opening on the surface of dentin to relieve dentin hypersensitivity thereby to give an immediate relieving effect and to maintain the relieving effect for a long time. The dental composition for relieving dentin hypersensitivity, which comprises (A) a low molecular weight compound which can produce a precipitate which is hardly soluble in water when it reacts with a calcium compound, or which comprises the above component (A), (B) a calcium compound and/or (C) an aqueous polymer emulsion having a particle size smaller than that of a dentinal tubule and forming an agglomerate or a hardly soluble gel larger than the diameter of a dentinal tubule when it reacts with a calcium compound.

Priority: JP19940303848 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; WO1995JP02511 Applic. Date: 1995-12-07

Inventor: NAKABAYASHI NOBUO [JP]; YAMAMOTO TAKASHI [JP]; SAIMI YASUKAZU [JP]; ARATA MASAMI [JP]; TANAKA HARUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US5879691A  Issued: 09/Mar/1999

Title: Delivery system for a tooth whitener using a strip of material having low flexural stiffness

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 870330   Filing Date: 06/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A delivery system for a tooth whitening substance includes a strip of material having a flexural stiffness less than about 50 grams/centimeter as measured on a Handle-O-Meter per ASTM test method D2923-95. The strip of material is readily conformable without permanent deformation to a shape of a tooth when the delivery system is placed thereagainst. The tooth whitening substance is applied to the strip of material such that when the delivery system is placed on a surface of the tooth, the substance contacts the surface providing an active onto the surface. The substance also provides adhesive attachment between the strip of material and the surface to hold the delivery system in place for a sufficient time to allow the active to act upon the surface. A method of delivery includes pre-coating the strip of material, having the wearer apply substance to the strip of material, or having the wearer apply the substance directly to the surface before applying a strip of material.

Priority:

Inventor: SAGEL PAUL A [US]; DIRKSING ROBERT S [US]; ROHMAN FREDERICK J [US]


Patent No.: US5881429A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Portable container cleaning station

Applicant/Assignee: KALISH CANADA INC

Application No.: 744538   Filing Date: 06/Nov/1996

Abstract:

The invention relates to a portable apparatus for cleaning containers that can be installed alongside a conventional conveyor belt on which containers are transported. The cleaning apparatus comprises a container pick-up station designed to direct oncoming containers toward a local transport system designed to transport the containers through various container processing stages. The container processing stages include a first station that blasts ionized gas into the container to place contaminants in suspension and a second station that sucks out the suspended contaminants from the container. Once the container processing has been completed, the container is transported to a container return station that directs the container onto the conveyor.

Priority:

Inventor: DREWITZ HUGUES [CA]


Patent No.: US5881926A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Pharmaceutical compositions in semisolid form and a device for administration thereof

Applicant/Assignee: TARO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD

Application No.: 114315   Filing Date: 30/Aug/1993

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical formulation in semisolid form useful for systemic treatment of an illness is disclosed, as well as a device for containing and measuring a unit dose of the formulation comprising a squeezable container having a cap with a spoon attached thereto and closure for resealing the squeezable container after use. A child proof closure useful for the device is also disclosed.

Priority: US1993-029443 Applic. Date: 1993-03-11

Inventor: ROSS MALCOLM STEWART FRANK [IL]


Patent No.: US5882118A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Plastic bag with promotional strip

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 845269   Filing Date: 24/Apr/1997

Abstract:

Gusseted plastic bags and methods of making the same in either rolls or stack packs, each bag having at least one plastic promotional strip extending along a side edge of the bag and secured adjacent to top and bottom edges. The promotional strip may be disposed either between the folded bag edges forming the gusset or outside of the gusset, and may or may not be perforated.

Priority: US19960030381P Applic. Date: 1996-11-05

Inventor: DANIELS MARK E [US]; WICHERSKI JOSEPH L [US]


Patent No.: US5882134A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Dispensing toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 727902   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1996

Abstract:

A dispensing toothbrush for use when cleaning teeth comprises a toothbrush base plate, a plurality of bristles implanted in and projected perpendicularly upward from the toothbrush base plate, toothbrush neck member, a sleeve concentric about toothbrush neck member, a thumb lever coupled to the sleeve for rotating the sleeve when pressure is applied to the thumb lever, and toothpaste wiping trough, coupled to the sleeve, for receiving toothpaste therein from the toothbrush neck member. In operation, as pressure is applied to the thumb lever, the sleeve rotates and the toothpaste wiping trough rotates around the toothbrush base plate and the plurality of bristles for evenly distributing the toothpaste onto the top surface area of the plurality of bristles, in a single wiping action. The dispensing toothbrush further comprises a toothpaste reservoir and a dispensing mechanism coupled theretogether for storing toothpaste and dispensing the toothpaste into the toothpaste wiping trough via the toothbrush neck member.

Priority:

Inventor: HATCH NIGELLE V [US]


Patent No.: US5882201A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Dental debridement method and tool therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 786225   Filing Date: 21/Jan/1997

Abstract:

A dental debridement tool is provided for use with a rotary dental handpiece to remove a surface contaminant from a surface of a tooth. The tool includes a shaft extending along an axis and having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is sized and shaped for connection to the rotary dental handpiece. The tool also includes an operative tip being carried at the distal end of the shaft. The operative tip has a length parallel to the axis. The length is at most 8.0 millimeters and the operative tip is no wider than 4.0 millimeters at any point along the length. The operative tip is operably compressible during removal of the surface contaminant and includes an abrasive composition of matter. The abrasive composition may include polystyrene, polyethylene, polyester, acrylic, or silicone. An abrasive powder may be included in the abrasive composition. The abrasive powder may include pumice, mica, diamond, talc, aluminum oxide, tin oxide, silicone oxide, or a ceramic material. The operative tip may have a substantially cylindrical shape, may be sufficiently compressible to conform substantially to the shape of the tooth, and may be sufficiently porous to carry a disinfecting agent. The tooth surface may be an outward-facing surface of the tooth or an inward-facing surface of the tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: SALEM GEORGE [US]


Patent No.: US5882512A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Automatic swimming pool cleaners and associated components and systems

Applicant/Assignee: BARACUDA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 964782   Filing Date: 05/Nov/1997

Abstract:

Systems and apparatus for cleaning swimming pools or other vessels are disclosed. Exemplary systems may include an automatic swimming pool cleaner adapted not only to filter debris from water mechanically, but to dispense water sanitizing chemicals as well. Fluid drawn into the cleaner in operation contacts or otherwise passes through media containing the chemicals, purifying the fluid at least partially within the cleaner itself.

Priority:

Inventor: DENKEWICZ JR RAYMOND P [US]; GAGNON ROGER H [US]; RICE CHRIS A [US]


Patent No.: US5882631A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Oral composition

Applicant/Assignee: SUNSTAR INC

Application No.: 65609   Filing Date: 24/Apr/1998

Abstract:

Oral compositions containing a water-insoluble noncationic bactericide showing improved stability with time and improved rheologic properties, and exerting excellent effects of eliminating dental plaque, preventing halitosis and eliminating tooth-staining substances. Addition of porous calcium carbonate to the oral compositions makes it possible to prevent the decrease in the bactericidal activity of water-insoluble noncationic bactericides such as triclosan and improve the stability thereof while exerting excellent effects of eliminating dental plaque, preventing halitosis and eliminating tooth-staining substances. Furthermore, addition of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose to the oral compositions makes it possible to improve rheologic properties and stability with time.

Priority: JP19970123403 Applic. Date: 1997-04-24; JP19970161807 Applic. Date: 1997-06-03; JP19980063971 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27

Inventor: SUGA YOSHIO [JP]; OGAWA YUKA [JP]


Patent No.: US5882766A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Sealing strips

Applicant/Assignee: DRAFTEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Application No.: 809257   Filing Date: 13/Mar/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB95/01942 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 13, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 13, 1997 PCT Filed Aug. 16, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/08387 PCT Pub. Date Mar. 21, 1996A sealing arrangement for attachment to the window frame running around a window opening on a vehicle door comprises a sealing strip made of extruded plastics or rubber material and incorporating metal reinforcemet. The strip fits over a flange forming part of the window frame. The strip has a locking protrusion made of flexible material having a shoulder adjacent a hollow interior chamber. The latter enables the shoulder to flex and pivot and to pass over a re-entrant rigid lip at the mouth of a rigid channel in the frame and to lock behind this lip. The strip can thus be fitted and removed without the use of a tool. The strip also defines a channel for receiving the window glass.

Priority: GB19940018427 Applic. Date: 1994-09-13; GB19950007296 Applic. Date: 1995-04-07; WO1995GB01942 Applic. Date: 1995-08-16

Inventor: BAUMANN MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US5883153A  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Fluoride ion sustained release preformed glass ionomer filler and dental compositions containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: SHOFU INC

Application No.: 892766   Filing Date: 15/Jul/1997

Abstract:

There is provided a fluoride-ion sustained release pre-formed glass ionomer filler comprising a powdery reaction product of polyalkenoic acid with a fluorine-containing glass, and a method of producing the same. There is also provided a dental composition containing the filler. The fluoride-ion sustained release pre-formed glass ionomer filler is long capable of releasing fluoride ions in the presence of water without involving disintegration. The dental composition of the invention is useful particularly for prevention of dental caries and like trouble.

Priority: GB19930007777 Applic. Date: 1993-04-15; US1995-525662 Applic. Date: 1995-09-29

Inventor: ROBERTS THOMAS ARWEL [GB]; MIYAI KOZO [JP]; IKEMURA KUNIO [JP]; FUCHIGAMI KIYOMI [JP]; KITAMURA TOSHIO [JP]


Patent No.: USRE36143E  Issued: 16/Mar/1999

Title: Motorized dispenser for continuous strip food product and method of dispensing the product

Applicant/Assignee: BASIC FUN, INC

Application No.: 912143   Filing Date: 15/Aug/1997

Abstract:

The combination of a dispenser and a strip of a food product and a method for dispensing the food product from the dispenser so that it can be used by a user of the dispenser. The strip comprises an elongated web of an edible material, e.g., gum, which is coiled up in a compact configuration having a free end portion. The dispenser comprises a housing for the strip, an outlet, a motor for advancing a desired length and most preferably any desired length of the free end portion of the strip out of the outlet, and a severing element for severing the desired length of the free end portion of the strip from the remaining portion of the strip to form a dispensed section of the strip which may be placed in the user's mouth while the remaining portion of the strip remains within the housing. +PR This is a Reissue of a Patent which was the subject of Reexamination Certificate No. B1 5,579,669, dated Sep. 16, 1997, Request No. 90/004,572.

Priority: US1995-388008 Applic. Date: 1995-02-13

Inventor: KIND MICHAEL [US]; DORFMAN ALAN [US]; KU LO NIN [MO]


Patent No.: US5884639A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Crystal gels with improved properties

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED ELASTOMERICS, INC

Application No.: 819675   Filing Date: 17/Mar/1997

Abstract:

Novel crystal gels and articles are formed from one or more of a linear SEBS or radial (SEB)n triblock copolymers having a selected crystalline midblock segment and high levels of a plasticizer, said midblock segment having an amount of crystallinity in the EB copolymer sufficient to achieve improvements in one or more physical properties including improved crack propagation resistance, improved tear resistance, improved resistance to fatigue and resistance to catastrophic failure not obtainable in amorphous SEBS gels.

Priority: US1996-719817 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30; US1996-665343 Applic. Date: 1996-06-17; US1996-612586 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08

Inventor: CHEN JOHN Y [US]


Patent No.: US5885076A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Method and system for removing mercury from dental waste water

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

Application No.: 566391   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1995

Abstract:

A dental waste collection method and system in which a slurry of water and solid waste particles, including amalgam containing mercury and soluble and suspended mercury and other heavy metals is fed into a settling tank in which particles of insoluble solid waste material settle by gravity for later extraction, disposal, or reclamation. The liquid wastes and suspended metal particulates also can be co-precipitated to remove small size insoluble particles entrained in the slurry and soluble mercury and other metals. The supernatant remaining in the tank is removed and passed through a treatment stage including at least one filter and, if needed ion exchange media, and is in a form clarified of the mercury such as to be able to be conveyed into a public sewer system.

Priority:

Inventor: RALLS STEPHEN ALDEN [US]; RODDY WILLIAM CORRY [US]; PEDERSON ERNEST DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US5885262A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Waste bag

Applicant/Assignee: GUARDLINE DISPOSABLES LIMITED

Application No.: 819843   Filing Date: 17/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A waste bag made from a sheet of plastics laminate comprising a layer of generally fluid-proof plastics material and a layer of liquid-absorbent plastics material. The liquid-absorbent material is on the inside of the bag, and the laminate is turned back on itself along at least one seam of the bag. Regions of the generally fluid-proof plastics material that are in contact with one another along that seam are sealed together ultrasonically.

Priority: GB19950016949 Applic. Date: 1995-08-17

Inventor: WHEELER RAYMOND [GB]


Patent No.: US5885552A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Mouthrinse

Applicant/Assignee: GILLETTE CANADA INC

Application No.: 492069   Filing Date: 19/Jul/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US92/11083 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 19, 1995 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 19, 1995 PCT Filed Jan. 19, 1993 PCT Pub. No. WO94/16673 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 4, 1994A three-component mouthrinse comprises a mouthrinse active material e.g. bactericide, a polymeric material e.g. polysaccharide which can be gelled in the mouth, and means (e.g. a polyacid) for gelling the polymeric material to form a water-insoluble gel in the mouth, from which gel the active material is slowly released.

Priority: WO1992US11083 Applic. Date: 1993-01-19

Inventor: CAUSTON BRIAN EDWARD [GB]


Patent No.: US5885553A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Hydrophobic agents for use in oral care products

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 782468   Filing Date: 10/Jan/1997

Abstract:

The present invention discloses oral compositions and methods for reducing plaque in a human or lower animal subject comprising applying to the teeth of the subject an oral composition comprising from about 0.5% to about 90% of a hydrophobic solvent having a hydrogen bonding parameter of less than 7.0 and a surface tension of less than 50 dynes/centimeter measured at 2% by weight of solvent in water, and from about 10% to about 99.5% of one or more aqueous carriers

wherein the oral composition is in the form of a toothpaste or mouthrinse, is non-ingestible, and has a pH of from about 5.0 to about 9.5.

Priority:

Inventor: MICHAEL DANIEL WAYNE [US]


Patent No.: US5885554A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Hydrophobic agents and polymeric surfactants

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 782470   Filing Date: 10/Jan/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral compositions and methods for reducing plaque in a human or lower animal subject comprising applying to the teeth of the subject one or more hydrophobic solvents having one or more characteristics selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen bonding parameter of less than about 7.0 and a water solubility of less than about 10%

one or more polymeric surfactants wherein the weight ratio of hydrophobic solvent to polymeric surfactant is from about 10:1 to about 1:20

and one or more aqueous carriers

wherein the oral composition is in the form of a toothpaste or mouthrinse, is non-ingestible, and has a pH of from about 5.0 to about 9.5.

Priority:

Inventor: MICHAEL DANIEL WAYNE [US]; BERRY GREGORY [US]; UPSON JAMES GRIGG [US]


Patent No.: US5885555A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Stabilized formulations of methyl salicylate, bicarbonate ion, and polyalkylene glycol

Applicant/Assignee: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO, INC

Application No.: 99223   Filing Date: 17/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A wintergreen formulation comprising (a) wintergreen

(b) a liquid humectant selected from the group consisting of ethylene oxide/propylene oxide heteric/block copolymers of the formula:HO(C2H4O/C3H6O)a(C2H4O/C3H6O)bC2H4O/C3H6O)c(C2H4O/C3H6O)b(C2H4O/C3H6O)aHwherein per mole of such copolymer there are a total of about 25 to about 50 moles of ethylene oxide units and about 5 to about 11 moles of propylene oxide units, and said copolymer has a molecular weight of from about 1250 to about 3000

(c) an alkalinity providing agent

and (d) from zero up to no more than 2% water.

Priority:

Inventor: SHEEHAN CRAIG [US]


Patent No.: US5885829A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Engineering oral tissues

Applicant/Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Application No.: 864494   Filing Date: 28/May/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods for regenerating dental and oral tissues from viable cells using ex vivo culture on a structural matrix. The regenerated oral tissues and tissue-matrix preparations thus provided have both clinical applications in dentistry and oral medicine and are also useful in in vitro toxicity and biocompatibility testing.

Priority: US19960018450P Applic. Date: 1996-05-28

Inventor: MOONEY DAVID J [US]; RUTHERFORD ROBERT B [US]


Patent No.: US5886064A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Fine-grained polymerizable compositions flowable under pressure or shear stress

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 568260   Filing Date: 06/Dec/1995

Abstract:

A granular, polymerizable composition which contains at least one polymerizable monomer and/or oligomer and a polymerization initiator and optionally an accelerator and at least 70% by wt. filler and additionally 0.5 to 28% by wt. dendrimer and which becomes flowable under compressive or shear stress. The composition can be packed in similar manner to amalgam and is particularly suitable as dental material or for the production of a dental material.

Priority: DE19944443702 Applic. Date: 1994-12-08

Inventor: RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; VOELKEL THOMAS [DE]; BURTSCHER PETER [AT]


Patent No.: US5887213A  Issued: 23/Mar/1999

Title: Packaging for dental X-ray film and device for developing said film

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 860168   Filing Date: 19/Sep/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DE95/01818 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 19, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 19, 1997 PCT Filed Dec. 19, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/20428 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 4, 1996An apparatus for developing a dental x-ray film which is packaged in a light-proof envelope having two covering surfaces, in which a tear strip is formed on the covering surfaces at an edge common to the package and the covering surfaces are joined to one another so as to be easily pulled apart at their two edges running parallel to the edge with the tear strips, the apparatus having a developing tank with a developing frame underneath an entry slot in which the dental x-ray film is to be inserted. Above the entry slot leading into the developing tank and in line with the latter, the developing apparatus has an insertion shaft for the package with the dental x-ray film, which is open at the insertion end which lies across the plane of the direction of insertion of the dental x-ray film into the developing tank and at right angles to the top of the developing tank, and into which slots for receiving the tear strips of the package lead from opposite sides, these two slots being at the same time open at the insertion end.

Priority: DE19944446247 Applic. Date: 1994-12-23; WO1995DE01818 Applic. Date: 1995-12-19

Inventor: WELP ULRICH [DE]


Patent No.: US5888010A  Issued: 30/Mar/1999

Title: Dispenser for a sheet-like cleaning and dental-care formulation

Applicant/Assignee: LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME GMBH

Application No.: 817203   Filing Date: 11/Apr/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP95/03978 Sec. 371 Date Apr. 11, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Apr. 11, 1997 PCT Filed Oct. 10, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/11599 PCT Pub. Date Apr. 25, 1996A dispenser for a cleaning and dental-care formulation which is present in solid form as a sheet (1) and is provided in conjunction with a toothbrush (10) for oral and dental hygiene is characterized in that the dispenser and the toothbrush (10) together are designed as a functional unit (20).

Priority: DE19944436387 Applic. Date: 1994-10-12; WO1995EP03978 Applic. Date: 1995-10-10

Inventor: LAUX WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US5888480A  Issued: 30/Mar/1999

Title: Methods, compositions, and dental delivery systems for the protection of the surfaces of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: FOUR STAR PARTNERS

Application No.: 479210   Filing Date: 07/Jun/1995

Abstract:

The present invention discloses compositions containing lecithin and/or bactericidal compounds, and hydrophobic materials which form, upon application to dental surfaces, adhesive, protective and bacteria-inhibiting barriers.

Priority: US1995-373946 Applic. Date: 1995-01-17

Inventor: HOMOLA ANDREW M [US]; DUNTON RONALD K [US]


Patent No.: US5888491A  Issued: 30/Mar/1999

Title: Optionally crosslinkable coatings, compositions and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Application No.: 347861   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1994

Abstract:

Coatings for hard tissue and surfaces of the oral environment are provided that reduce adhesion of bacteria and proteinaceous substances to these surfaces. Methods of reducing adhesion of these materials to such surfaces, and polymers for incorporation into such coatings are also provided.

Priority: US1993-163028 Applic. Date: 1993-12-06

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]; SHELBURNE CHARLES E [US]; ROZZI SHARON M [US]; KEDROWSKI BRANT L [US]


Patent No.: US5888578A  Issued: 30/Mar/1999

Title: Disposable toothbrush having mint flavored toothpaste composition bonded to bristles thereof

Applicant/Assignee: GMZ HOLDING COMPANY

Application No.: 97228   Filing Date: 12/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A flavored toothpaste composition is bonded to the bristles of a disposable toothbrush by a process which involves the chemical grafting and polymerizing of selected monomers and prepolymers to the bristles via a free radical mechanism. This process locks in the flavor until the product can be utilized. When the toothpaste is brought into contact with an aqueous medium, such as saliva in the oral cavity, the toothpaste dissolves thereby releasing the desired flavor to the teeth and oral cavity.

Priority: US1996-742462 Applic. Date: 1996-11-01; US1995-409909 Applic. Date: 1995-03-23; US1993-150599 Applic. Date: 1993-11-10; US1993-121161 Applic. Date: 1993-09-14

Inventor: SANDUJA MOHAN L [US]; SUGATHAN KENNETH [US]; HOROWITZ CARL [US]; ZILBERMAN LINA [US]


Patent No.: US5890493A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Tooth cleaning assembly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 143434   Filing Date: 28/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A tooth cleaning assembly includes a rack, at least a detachable toothpaste squeezing assembly mounted on the rack and including a base, a toothpaste cylinder having a lower end fitted in the base, an annular member arranged an upper end of the toothpaste cylinder, a cover fitted on a top of the toothpaste cylinder and mounted on the annular member, a tubular neck telescopically fitted in the toothpaste cylinder, a cap pivotally connected with an upper end of the tubular neck, and a movable knob extending through the rack to be detachably engaged with a bottom of the base, at least a toothbrush detachably mounted on the annular member, at least a spring mug fitted within the rack, and at least a folding mirror fitted within the rack, whereby all commonly used washing articles are combined into one unit thereby making them convenient to use and arranging them in a tidy manner.

Priority:

Inventor: HORNG BAE YAN [TW]


Patent No.: US5890500A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Orthodontic braces wearer dental flossing device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 876360   Filing Date: 14/Jun/1997

Abstract:

This invention describes a device and process used to aid in flossing the teeth of an Orthodontic Appliances (braces) patient. The device is a short, thin "spaghetti" sized guide tube combined with dental floss. A length of floss is inserted into the guide tube. The floss and guide tube are easily pushed into the space between the user's teeth and the braces inserting the floss. The guide tube is removed from the space and allowed to rest on an unemployed section of floss. The guide tube is slightly coiled during manufacture and clings to the unemployed section of floss and does not require rethreading of the floss through the guide tube for each tooth. The procedure is repeated for subsequent teeth. A modified tube version includes an enlarged funnel like end to simplify the threading of floss into the tube.

Priority:

Inventor: MABON ROBERT ALAN [US]; MABON CRYSTAL ELAYNE [US]


Patent No.: US5890621A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Cup for young children with cap valved for fluid control

Applicant/Assignee: GERBER PRODUCTS COMPANY

Application No.: 734191   Filing Date: 21/Oct/1996

Abstract:

A drinking device adapted for use by young children includes a cap adapted to sealingly cover a drinking cup. The cap has a spout and a mount, and a valve cartridge removably attached to the mount for controlling fluid flow through the spout. The valve cartridge is removable for easy cleaning or replacement, and includes a valve holder that manually, frictionally pressfits into a barrel-shaped mounting flange on the cap. The valve holder includes a grip to facilitate removal of the valve cartridge from the cap. A valve retainer snap-attaches to the valve holder to hold a silicon rubber valve in place on the valve holder. The valve includes a head section with slits that define cooperating valve fingers that cooperate to selectively allow fluid to flow out of the spout or to allow air to flow back into the cup, thus allowing the valve to operate as a single and only valve on the drinking cup.

Priority:

Inventor: BACHMAN REBECCA J [US]; WILLIS JAMES L [US]; COON ROBERT C [US]; MERSMAN WESLEY D [US]


Patent No.: US5890898A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Infection control guard for dental air-water syringes

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 929309   Filing Date: 03/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A multifunctional splash guard for a dental air-water syringe comprising of a cone shaped member having a generally cylindrical base formed with an axial opening extending through said base formed to permit insertion of the tip of a dental air-water syringe through said opening to allow positioning of said tip within said cone shaped member and with its soft flexible plastic-like material one piece make up, allowing for not only controlling and containing back-spray, but also increasing the effectiveness of all rinsing and drying procedures and aids in tongue and cheek retraction.

Priority: US1996-622580 Applic. Date: 1996-03-25; US1994-319665 Applic. Date: 1994-10-07; US1993-103211 Applic. Date: 1993-11-08

Inventor: WADA ERIC MINORU [US]; SAMP BRIDGET KAREN [US]; PARK JENNIFER ANN [US]


Patent No.: US5891233A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Use of bioactive silicious glass and new compositions containing bioactive silicious glass

Applicant/Assignee: BIOXID OY

Application No.: 809867   Filing Date: 02/Apr/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FI95/00539 Sec. 371 Date Apr. 2, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Apr. 2, 1997 PCT Filed Oct. 2, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/10985 PCT Pub. Date Apr. 18, 1996A pharmaceutical preparation, including a glass phase which is bioactive silica containing glass in the form of a paste, suspension or solution mixed in a physiologically suitable liquid or bound to a physiologically suitable vehicle, and which preparation reduces the pulpal irritation or a tooth and/or strengthens the structure of a tooth. Bioactive silica containing glass may be a material which contains only Si-oxide or Si-hydroxide and which allows the formation and movement of Si-OH-groups. Preferably, the preparation also contains calcium and phosphate sources.

Priority: FI19940004672 Applic. Date: 1994-10-06; WO1995FI00539 Applic. Date: 1995-10-02

Inventor: SALONEN JUKKA [FI]; TUOMINEN ULLA [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]


Patent No.: US5891448A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Control of calcium fluoride formation in mouth rinses, dentifrices and gels

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 741333   Filing Date: 29/Oct/1996

Abstract:

Specific compositions and methods are disclosed employing calcium fluoride inhibitors in two-component fluoride delivery systems to produce an initial delay in calcium fluoride formation and to control the rate of reactions that precipitate calcium fluoride in order to achieve enhanced fluoride deposition in the oral environment. In the two-component fluoride delivery system, one component contains a source of calcium ions and the other a source of fluoride ions. An inhibitor of calcium fluoride formation is present in one or both phases such that when one or both components are mixed the formation of calcium fluoride precipitate does not occur until at least about five seconds after mixing. The system may be employed in the form of mouth rinses, dentifrices, or chewable tablets.

Priority: US1995-369744 Applic. Date: 1995-01-06

Inventor: CHOW LAURENCE C [US]; TAKAGI SHOZO [US]


Patent No.: US5891452A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition containing at least one active principle precursor and a crosslinked poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulphonic acid) polymer neutralized to at least 90%

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 885596   Filing Date: 30/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic or dermatological composition containing at least one active principle precursor capable of releasing an active principle by enzymatic reaction on contact with the Stratum corneum and at least one crosslinked poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulphonic acid) polymer neutralized to at least 90% and to its uses. It generally contains, distributed randomly: (a) from 90 to 99.9% by weight of units of formula (1): ixture of cations, it being possible for at most 10 mol % of the cations X+ to be protons H+

and (b) from 0.01 to 10% by weight of crosslinking units resulting from at least one monomer having at least two olefinic double bonds, the proportions by weight being defined with respect to the total weight of the polymer.

Priority: FR19960008110 Applic. Date: 1996-06-28

Inventor: SEBILLOTE-ARNAUD LAURENCE [FR]; LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US5891473A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title: Granular Compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CROSFIELD LIMITED

Application No.: 809831   Filing Date: 09/Jul/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP95/03560 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 9, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 9, 1997 PCT Filed Sep. 9, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/09033 PCT Pub. Date Mar. 28, 1996Granular composition comprising 45 to 98% w/w of a water insoluble particulate, whereby 10 to 75% of the water insoluble particulate is made from a water insoluble particulate material, having a weight mean particle size of less than 20 microns and oil absorption capacity of 60 to 180 g/100 g and 10 to 75% of the water insoluble particulate is made from a water insoluble particulate material, having a weight mean particle size of below 20 microns and an oil absorption 200 to 350 g/100 g, the granular composition having a particle size, by sieve analysis, of 95% below 600 microns and 90% above 40 microns.

Priority: WO1995EP03560 Applic. Date: 1995-09-09

Inventor: STANIER PETER WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US5891729A  Issued: 06/Apr/1999

Title:

Applicant/Assignee: QUEST INTERNATIONAL B.V

Application No.: 737824   Filing Date: 05/Aug/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB95/01118 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 5, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 5, 1997 PCT Filed May 18, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO95/32420 PCT Pub. Date Nov. 30, 1995A substrate (e.g. skin of unknown type, fabric, or hard surfaces) is characterized by analyzing chemicals emanating from the substrate or from a substance (e.g. a test formulation comprising a mixture of volatile chemicals) applied to the substrate. Analysis is preferably done using a volatile chemicals sensor, desirably a sensor comprising an array of conducting polymer sensors. The chemical analysis data obtained in this way may be statistically analyzed, e.g. by Euclidian distance mapping or principal component analysis, for ease of handling. Having characterized a surface in this way, products, e.g. cosmetic and cleaning products, may be formulated for optimized performance on that substrate.

Priority: EP19940303641 Applic. Date: 1994-05-20; WO1995GB01118 Applic. Date: 1995-05-18

Inventor: BEHAN JOHN MARTIN [GB]; PERRING KEITH DOUGLAS [GB]; WILLIS BRIAN JAMES [GB]; PAYNE IAN MICHAEL [GB]; OLIVER JENNIFER VALERIE [GB]


Patent No.: US5893474A  Issued: 13/Apr/1999

Title: Screw cap with anti-tamper strip

Applicant/Assignee: CROWN CORK AG

Application No.: 596320   Filing Date: 20/Feb/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/CH95/00132 Sec. 371 Date Feb. 20, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Feb. 20, 1996 PCT Filed Jun. 6, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/00172 PCT Pub. Date Jan. 4, 1996A plastic anti-tamper strip (3) is provided at the lower edge of a screw cap (1). Bridges (20) form an approximately horizontal nominal rupture line, along which the anti-tamper strip can be separated from the screw cap (1) when a container, closed by said screw cap, is opened for the first time. A bead (8) is provided on the screw cap (1) which engages interlockingly with a bead (4) on the container mouth (2). The anti-tamper strip (3) also possesses at least one approximately vertical nominal rupture point (11). Adjacent to the nominal rupture point (11), a relief zone is provided, the stretchability of which increases towards the lower edge (19) of the anti-tamper strip (3).

Priority: CH19940002018 Applic. Date: 1994-06-24; WO1995CH00132 Applic. Date: 1995-06-06

Inventor: HERRMANN KLAUS-JUERGEN [DE]; KIRCHGESSNER MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US5893781A  Issued: 13/Apr/1999

Title: Battery terminal with core wire end cover

Applicant/Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD

Application No.: 843386   Filing Date: 15/Apr/1997

Abstract:

A fastening member 30 of a battery terminal 10 has a core wire covering member 32 formed by bending a pair of protecting members 32a which extend from the root portion of a wire barrel 31. The core wire covering member 32 is between the connecting portion 20 and the usual wire barrel portion 31, and is approximately rectangular when seen in cross-section. A clamp bolt 50 and nut 51 are tightened by means of a spanner or the like, thereby attaching the battery terminal 10 to a battery post P. The covering member 32 ensures that the end of the core wire or loose strands of the core wire do not interfere with the tightening operation or become caught on the operator's hand or on a tool. The wire covering members 33, 34 may include inspection apertures 33c, 34b.

Priority: JP19960119207 Applic. Date: 1996-05-14

Inventor: MATSUNAGA HIDEKI [JP]; INOUE KENJI [JP]


Patent No.: US5894017A  Issued: 13/Apr/1999

Title: Delivery system for an oral care substance using a strip of material having low flexural stiffness

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 870664   Filing Date: 06/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A delivery system for an oral care substance includes a strip of material having a flexural stiffness less than about 50 grams/centimeter as measured on a Handle-O-Meter per ASTM test method D2923-95. The strip of material is readily conformable without permanent deformation to a shape of a tooth and its adjoining soft tissue when the delivery system is placed thereagainst. The delivery system also includes an oral care substance applied to the strip of material such that when the delivery system is placed on a surface of the tooth and its adjoining soft tissue, the substance contacts the surface providing an active onto the surface. The substance also provides adhesive attachment between the strip of material and the surface to hold the delivery system in place for a sufficient time to allow the active to act upon the surface. A method of delivery includes pre-coating the strip of material, having the wearer apply substance to the strip of material, or having the wearer apply the substance directly to the surface before applying a strip of material.

Priority:

Inventor: SAGEL PAUL A [US]; DIRKSING ROBERT S [US]; ROHMAN FREDERICK J [US]


Patent No.: US5894948A  Issued: 20/Apr/1999

Title: Novelty mug assembly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 436660   Filing Date: 08/May/1995

Abstract:

A mug assembly comprises an internal mug adapted to be positioned inside an external mug. The external mug comprises a substantially transparent cylindrical container wall having an outer surface and an inner surface. The internal mug comprises a substantially cylindrical container wall made of a non-plastic material and having an outer surface and a mouth. A sealing material is provided to assist in securing the internal mug inside the external mug. Decorative indicia may be provided between the inner surface of the external mug and the outer surface of the internal mug, or on the outer surface of the internal mug.

Priority:

Inventor: YEH FRANK [US]


Patent No.: US5896861A  Issued: 27/Apr/1999

Title: Process for aromatizing and/or filtering tobacco smoke, cigarette end piece for carrying out the process and use of this process

Applicant/Assignee: BAUMGARTNER PAPIER S.A

Application No.: 575773   Filing Date: 20/Dec/1995

Abstract:

The process serves to more precisely aromatize and/or remove certain smoke fume constituents from tobacco smoke or tobacco smoke drawn from a cigarette, by means of a flowable carrier material or filtration material for aromatizing products, arranged in a cavity (1) of a mouthpiece of the cigarette. For this purpose, the flowable active carrier material or filter material (2) for aromatizing products is, before being put into this cavity (1), mixed with at least one flowable material (3) which is inactive with respect to tobacco smoke flowing through to give a mixture which is as homogeneous as possible, and, mixed in this way, is introduced into the cavity (1).

Priority: CH19940003910 Applic. Date: 1994-12-23

Inventor: VELUZ SERGE [CH]


Patent No.: US5897007A  Issued: 27/Apr/1999

Title: Nursing bottle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 853627   Filing Date: 09/May/1997

Abstract:

A nursing bottle helps reduce tooth decay. The nursing bottle contains a first reservoir for water, a second reservoir for a cariogenic liquid, and a nipple with two fluid flow paths. The first fluid flow path runs from the cariogenic liquid reservoir to an outlet opening in the tip of the nipple. The second fluid flow path runs from the water reservoir to lateral outlet openings near the tip of the nipple. When the reservoirs are filled and the bottle is used, the water enters the baby's mouth nearer the teeth than does the cariogenic liquid, thereby rinsing the teeth and reducing tooth decay.

Priority: US19960017276P Applic. Date: 1996-05-13

Inventor: SCHEIN DOUGLAS [US]; MEYER CHARLES [US]; SILAS PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US5897317A  Issued: 27/Apr/1999

Title: Dental handpiece with disposable filter cartridge

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 740439   Filing Date: 29/Oct/1996

Abstract:

Dental drill handpiece having a disposable filter cartridge for cleaning drive air, water, chip air, and exhaust passing through the handpiece.

Priority:

Inventor: HANSEN JAMES W [US]


Patent No.: US5897318A  Issued: 27/Apr/1999

Title: Sleeve for a rotary dental instrument

Applicant/Assignee: MICRO-MEGA INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURES

Application No.: 840742   Filing Date: 16/Apr/1997

Abstract:

The sleeve has a cylindrical metal tube with a plastic core. The metal tube has one or more grooves on the inner surface of the tube that run along at least a portion of the length of the tube. The plastic core fills the annular space between the metal tube and the rod of a rotary dental instrument, such that plastic material (1) fills the grooves to anchor the plastic core to the metal sleeve and (2) is molded to rigidly link the rod to the sleeve. The present invention reduces the exposure of plastic material in the sleeve, thereby reducing plastic swelling that can occur when the dental instrument is repeatedly cleaned using disinfectants.

Priority: FR19960004988 Applic. Date: 1996-04-17

Inventor: BADOZ JEAN-MARIE [FR]


Patent No.: US5898037A  Issued: 27/Apr/1999

Title: Formulations of magnesium compounds for local application and methods of treatment using the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 678151   Filing Date: 11/Jul/1996

Abstract:

This invention provides novel pharmaceutical compositions which comprise magnesium compounds in hypertonic amounts. These compositions are formulated for local application for the treatment of conditions such as acne, arthritis, periodontal disease ophthalmic conditions (e.g., conjunctivitis), hemorrhoids, vaginal infections and inflammation, and ulcerative colitis. The compositions are formulated with an acceptable dermatological, oral, rectal, vaginal, or ophthalmic carrier for use in treating these conditions. Also provided is a method for treating asthma wherein the magnesium compositions are administered by inhalation. Any of these treatments, and especially that for asthma, can be supplemented with oral administration of magnesium.

Priority: US1994-311599 Applic. Date: 1994-09-23; US1992-975786 Applic. Date: 1992-11-13

Inventor: MARX ALVIN J [US]


Patent No.: US5900230A  Issued: 04/May/1999

Title: Dental products to treat and prevent periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee: SQUIGLE, INC

Application No.: 912502   Filing Date: 18/Aug/1997

Abstract:

The dental products of this invention can be used to treat and prevent periodontal disease. They contain a synergistic mixture of poloxamers, and/or poloxamer congeners, plus xylitol. These active ingredients are present in specific amounts. It is also necessary to eliminate all irritants from the dental products of this invention. The dental products of this invention include a dentifrice paste or gel, powder, granules, disintegrable tablet, and a mouthwash, lozenge, and chewing gum.

Priority:

Inventor: CUTLER EDWARD T [US]


Patent No.: US5900257A  Issued: 04/May/1999

Title: Cosmetic/pharmaceutical compositions comprising lanthanide manganese, tin and/or yttrium salts as substance P antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 738811   Filing Date: 28/Oct/1996

Abstract:

Cosmetic/dermatological/pharmaceutical compositions, well suited for the treatment of a variety of mammalian disorders of, for example, the skin, hair and/or mucous membranes, a manifestation of which is an excess in the synthesis and/or in the release of substance P, e.g., for the treatment of cutaneous disorders and sensitive skin, comprise an effective substance P antagonist amount of at least one salt of yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, tin, manganese, or mixture thereof, in a cosmetically/pharmaceutically acceptable medium therefor.

Priority: FR19950012658 Applic. Date: 1995-10-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; LACHARRIERE OLIVIER DE [FR]


Patent No.: US5901702A  Issued: 11/May/1999

Title: Orientation aid for use when swimming on the back

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 619595   Filing Date: 26/Mar/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FR94/00603 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 26, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 26, 1996 PCT Filed May 20, 1994 PCT Pub. No. WO95/09033 PCT Pub. Date Apr. 6, 1995An orientation aid for use when swimming on one's back comprises a hollow tubular support (20), an end piece (10 ) at one end of the support enabling the support to be held in a swimmer's mouth, and viewing means (30) attached to an opposite end of the support which is disposed above water during use.

Priority: FR19930011551 Applic. Date: 1993-09-27; WO1994FR00603 Applic. Date: 1994-05-20

Inventor: BERNARD ANDRE [FR]


Patent No.: US5902485A  Issued: 11/May/1999

Title: Access valve devices, their use in separation apparatus and corresponding methods

Applicant/Assignee: AMERSHAM PHARMACIA BIOTECH AB

Application No.: 825026   Filing Date: 26/Mar/1997

Abstract:

An access valve suitable for controlling fluid flow into and out of a chromatography column has relatively movable valve elements preferably represented by a central axially movable probe with a head acting as a spool valve in a barrel. Axial movement of the probe adjusts the valve between a fully open condition, in which both a first conduit extending through the probe and a second conduit defined around the probe are open to the column interior, and a partly open condition in which a sealing component of the probe closes the second conduit. Also, further axial movement of the probe provides a fully closed position in which both conduits are closed. The partly open position is useful for packing chromatography media into its column while the third position is useful for unpacking the same. In the closed condition of the valve, the first and second conduits communicate with one another so that the valve interior can be cleaned while the column is operating.

Priority: GB19940019888 Applic. Date: 1994-10-03; WO1995GB02338 Applic. Date: 1995-10-03

Inventor: DAVIS JOHN [GB]; HOFMANN MARTIN JOHN [GB]


Patent No.: US5902568A  Issued: 11/May/1999

Title: Method for whitening teeth

Applicant/Assignee: CHESEBROUGH-POND'S USA CO., DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 979645   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A method for whitening teeth is provided which involves applying to the teeth a mixture of a peroxide and a bicarbonate salt. Advantageously, the peroxide and bicarbonate salt are stored as active ingredients in separate respective compositions of a dispensing container. Preferably the dispensing container is a pump in the form of an upper and lower body telescopically engageable one with another, the upper body including at least two hollow and separate parallel cylinders each containing one of the compositions. These compositions may then be dispensed through relative compression of the pistons within the cylinders.

Priority: US1997-783972 Applic. Date: 1997-01-15

Inventor: RYLES CHRISTINE WATSON [US]; BARROW STEPHEN ROY [US]; WILLIAMS DAVID ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US5902599A  Issued: 11/May/1999

Title: Biodegradable polymer networks for use in orthopedic and dental applications

Applicant/Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Application No.: 603171   Filing Date: 20/Feb/1996

Abstract:

Biodegradable polymer networks are provided which are useful in a variety of dental and orthopedic applications. The biodegradable polymer networks can be formed in one embodiment by polymerizing anhydride prepolymers including crosslinkable groups, such as unsaturated moieties. The anhydride prepolymers can be crosslinked, for example in a photopolymerization reaction by irradiation of the prepolymer with light in the presence of a free radical initiator. Suitable anhydride prepolymers include dianhydrides of a dicarboxylic acid and a carboxylic acid molecule comprising a crosslinkable group. For example, methacrylic acid dianhydrides of monomers or oligomers of a diacid such as sebacic acid or 1,3-bis(p-carboxyphenoxy)-hexane can be used. The anhydride prepolymers can be applied in vivo to a site where an orthopedic implant is needed, and then may be crosslinked, for example, by irradiation with U.V. light, to form a biodegradable implant such as a rods, pin or plate. The implants advantageously provide mechanical support and also are capable of slow surface degradation to permit bone ingrowth.

Priority:

Inventor: ANSETH KRISTI S [US]; LANGER ROBERT [US]; SHASTRI VENKATRAM R [US]


Patent No.: US5904195A  Issued: 18/May/1999

Title: Golf bag cover

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 896497   Filing Date: 18/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A flexible golf bag cover for protecting the interior and contents of a golf bag of the type having an open top surrounded by a peripheral rim and having a carrying strap extending laterally from the rim. The golf bag cover comprises a generally cylindrical base having an open bottom, rear and front base walls for overlapping and holding the cover on the golf bag rim, the rear base wall having an openable slit with overlapping slit side edges, each with continuous closures, for closing the slit about the carrying strap. A back wall extends upwardly from the rear wall of the base to an apex and has back lateral side edges. A front flap with front lateral side edges merges with the back lateral side edges, the front flap extending downwardly from the apex to a lower front edge, wherein the lower front edge of the front flap and a top edge of the front base wall define a flexible forwardly open mouth in an open configuration, and wherein the lower front edge of the front flap overlaps the top edge of the front base wall covering the mouth in a closed configuration. Advantageously, the front flap between the front lateral side edges is seamless, enabling printing of logos and graphics.

Priority:

Inventor: DOIG CAROLANNE [CA]


Patent No.: US5904438A  Issued: 18/May/1999

Title: Method of terminating a fiber rope

Applicant/Assignee: BRIDON PLC

Application No.: 870884   Filing Date: 06/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A method of terminating a fiber rope utilizing a device of the type which has a housing member having a frusto-conical bore in which an end portion of the rope can be wedgedly retained. The end portion of the rope has a reinforcing device incorporated therein in order to increase the tensile load capacity of the rope end portion. The reinforcing device may include a fiber type material, a length of fiber rope or a resinous compound applied to the fibers of the rope end portion.

Priority: GB19960011976 Applic. Date: 1996-06-07

Inventor: VASEGHI RAHIM [GB]; YEARDLEY JOHN KENNETH [GB]


Patent No.: US5904588A  Issued: 18/May/1999

Title: Connector

Applicant/Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD

Application No.: 825181   Filing Date: 27/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A cover 20 is attached to connector body 10, and has a connecting and supporting member 30 engageable with a receiving member 16. Once engaged the member 30 cannot be removed. The connecting and supporting member 30 can be released only by breaking a breakable member 32. Consequently the connection of the cover 20 with the connector body 10 is maintained with certainty. In a preferred embodiment a part of the breakable member 31 is retained after breaking, this giving evidence that the cover has been removed.

Priority: JP19960108294 Applic. Date: 1996-04-26

Inventor: NIMURA KAZUHIKO [JP]; SAITO MASASHI [JP]; OKADA HAJIME [JP]; MAKINO HIROTAKA [JP]


Patent No.: US5906062A  Issued: 25/May/1999

Title: Needlepoint fabric mount

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 955285   Filing Date: 21/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A needlepoint fabric mount includes two fabric support bars and two parallel side rails for supporting the bars in spaced position to hold the sheet of fabric in taut condition between the bars. Each bar holds the fabric by an elongate longitudinal slot with an elongate rigid locking bar inserted into the slot and for locating the strip therein. The bar and the slot are shaped such that the bar can be loosely inserted into the slot through the open mouth on top of the strip and such that tension in the fabric from one side of the transverse member pulls one side of the bar member into engagement with an adjacent slot side to pinch the fabric between the bar and the slot side. The bar is triangular in cross-section and the slot side is inclined from the surface of the transverse member at an angle greater than ninety degrees. The side rails and the bars are rectangular in cross-section defining a side containing the fabric. Each of the side rails includes a guide slot and at least one of the transverse members includes opposed portions thereof engaging into respective ones of the guide slots for longitudinal sliding movement therealong. One of the transverse members is mounted for course adjustment in the longitudinal direction and the other of the transverse members is arranged for fine adjustment in the longitudinal direction.

Priority:

Inventor: KUHN FREDERICK A [CA]


Patent No.: US5906213A  Issued: 25/May/1999

Title: Flossing device and method of use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 83558   Filing Date: 22/May/1998

Abstract:

A dental cleaning tool has a handle, a base, a floss stem, and a supply of dental floss. The dental floss is contained within the base and a supply of fluid is contained within the handle. The base and the handle removably engage each other, frictionally clamping one end of the dental floss therebetween. Both the fluid and the other end of the dental floss exit through a fluid ejection conduit of the base. The floss is removably engaged to a floss locking tip near the terminal end of the floss stem, allowing the user to utilize the dental floss to clean his teeth. While flossing his teeth, the user can squeeze the handle and spray fluid, such as mouth wash, down the length of the dental floss and into his mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: DIFFENDAL STEVEN GLOYD [US]


Patent No.: US5906286A  Issued: 25/May/1999

Title: Heat-resistant pressure-resistant and self standing container and method of producing thereof

Applicant/Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD

Application No.: 622415   Filing Date: 27/Mar/1996

Abstract:

A container is obtained by biaxially stretch-blow-molding a resin. Except the mouth-and-neck portion, vicinities thereof and the center of the bottom portion, the container as a whole is reduced in thickness under a highly drawing condition without being accompanied by whitening, and a portion constituting the bottom valley portions has an yielding load of not smaller than 25 kg/cm at 70 DEG C. The container exhibits excellent heat resistance, pressure resistance, shock resistance as well as self-standing ability.

Priority: JP19950069918 Applic. Date: 1995-03-28

Inventor: MATSUNO KENJI [JP]; KATO NOBUYUKI [JP]; IKEGAMI HIROO [JP]; NAKAMAKI SETSUKO [JP]; TAKEUCHI KIMIO [JP]; FUKABORI HOTAKA [JP]; MARUHASHI YOSHITSUGU [JP]; KURASHIMA HIDEO [JP]


Patent No.: US5906488A  Issued: 25/May/1999

Title: Releasable holding device preventing undesirable rotation during tightening of a screw connection in a bone anchored implant

Applicant/Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE AB

Application No.: 91918   Filing Date: 28/Aug/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/SE96/01751 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 28, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 28, 1998 PCT Filed Dec. 23, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/24997 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 17, 1997Holding device for use with a tool for mechanical tightening of a screw connection in a bone-anchored dental implant without the tissue which surrounds the implant being stressed, the holding device having a first part which rotationally locks to the implant, an arm rigidly connected to the first part, and extending at essentially right angles from the first part, and an additional part engaging a stationary part of a tightening tool so that undesirable rotation movements are prevented during tightening of the screw connection. The additional part which engages the stationary part of the tightening tool during tightening of a screw connection is mounted pivotably on arm and additional part is pivoted relative to arm to allow release of the tightening tool from the holding device after tightening the screw connection.

Priority: SE19960000041 Applic. Date: 1996-01-04; WO1996SE01751 Applic. Date: 1996-12-23

Inventor: KVARNSTROEM BJARNE [US]


Patent No.: US5907002A  Issued: 25/May/1999

Title: Dental impression silicone composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 879190   Filing Date: 20/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A dental impression silicone composition comprising: (A) 100 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane having at least two aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbons in one molecule

(B) from 0.1 to 30 parts by weight of an organohydrogen polysiloxane having at least three hydrogen atoms directly bonded to the silicon atom in one molecule

(C) from 10 to 500 ppm, based on the total amount of the components (A) and (B), of a silicone-soluble platinum compound

(D) from 10 to 500 parts by weight of an inorganic filler

(E) from 5 to 50 parts by weight of a fine silica powder having a BET specific surface area of from 50 to 500 m2/g, whose surface is made hydrophobic

(F) from 0.5 to 50 parts by weight of a nonionic surfactant

and (G) from 10 to 200 parts by weight of a methylphenyl polysiloxane, being disclosed, the invention providing a dental impression silicone composition used for the preparation of oral models that are required in the preparation of dental prostheses in the dentistry, such as crowns, inlays, and dentures, soft in the hardness after setting, large in the strain in compression, good in the wettability against the water content such as saliva, and being so large in the tear strength that the set material hardly comes off.

Priority: JP19960191643 Applic. Date: 1996-07-03

Inventor: KAMOHARA HIROSHI [JP]; HATTORI NOBUYUKI [JP]; KOMOTO MAKIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US5907469A  Issued: 25/May/1999

Title: Multiple charged developing gun

Applicant/Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY DEVICES CO., LTD

Application No.: 802717   Filing Date: 20/Feb/1997

Abstract:

A multiple charged developing gun provides a multiple charged electrode portion comprising a body and a flow path that is formed in an inner portion of the body and through which powder flows

an entrance, which is formed on one side of the body, connected to the flow path, and in which the powder flows through a powder supply line by being connected to a powder supply apparatus

an exit that is formed on the other side of the body, which is connected to the flow path that becomes gradually narrow

a multiple charged electrode portion that is disposed in an inner portion the body, which is near to the exit

and a cable, which connects the multiple charged electrode portion to a power supply apparatus. The multiple charged electrode portion comprises an electrode supply assembly, which is disposed in an inner portion of the body

a multiple electrode on which plural strip type electrodes is arranged at the electrode support assembly in forming a line toward the longitudinal direction of the body and the multiple electrode is connected to a power supply apparatus through the cable.

Priority: KR19960011391 Applic. Date: 1996-04-16

Inventor: KIM YOUNG-KAG [KR]; LEE WON-HEE [KR]


Patent No.: US5907887A  Issued: 01/Jun/1999

Title: Floor washing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: MANSUR INDUSTRIES INC

Application No.: 964980   Filing Date: 05/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A floor washing apparatus for removing oil, grease and other residue contaminants from a floor surface includes a housing supported on wheels and a spray suction head removably attachable to the housing so that a suction intake mouth is maintained in close spaced relation above the floor surface as the apparatus as moved on the floor. A wash tank within the housing holds a predetermined charge of wash solution and includes a pump therein to discharge a forced flow of the cleaning solution through one or more nozzles in the spray suction head and onto the floor surface, and a vacuum suction motor for creating a negative pressure within the wash tank to draw the wash solution and contaminant residues removed from the floor surface through the suction intake mouth and an interconnecting flexible hose for return to the wash tank. During a recycling process, a valve assembly releases contaminated wash solution from the wash tank into a distillation chamber where the wash solution is heated to produce vapors. A condenser cools the vapors to a liquid state, yielding non-contaminated, pure wash solution which is directed into a holding tank for subsequent transfer and use in the wash tank.

Priority: US19960030448P Applic. Date: 1996-11-06

Inventor: MANSUR PIERRE G [US]


Patent No.: US5908038A  Issued: 01/Jun/1999

Title: Unitarily molded toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: CHESEBROUGH-POND'S USA CO

Application No.: 18986   Filing Date: 05/Feb/1998

Abstract:

A unitarily molded toothbrush is provided including a head with bristles integrally molded therewith, a handle and a neck, all being formed of an identical plastic material, preferably a polyolefin resin, having a Melt Index no lower than 6 g/10 min. At least one recess is formed with respective opening in an undersurface of the handle of the toothbrush. In alternative embodiments, recesses and their openings can also be found in the neck and head. These embodiments may include a beam flanked by the recess openings longitudinally traversing the length of the handle, and optionally also traversing the neck and head. Cross members may be formed orthogonal to the beam to strengthen the structure. Also provided is a kit for dental hygiene which includes the unitarily molded toothbrush in combination with a dentifrice to improve the delivery of flavor or a therapeutically active substance such as a source of fluoride.

Priority: US19970049721P Applic. Date: 1997-06-16

Inventor: BENNETT ROBERT ALFRED [US]


Patent No.: US5908039A  Issued: 01/Jun/1999

Title: Dental floss having improved fray and shred resistance

Applicant/Assignee: MCNEIL-PPC, INC

Application No.: 122122   Filing Date: 24/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A dental floss comprising a multifilament yarn having at least one coating applied thereon. The yarn comprising the floss is substantially untwisted and comprises entanglement nodes having a frequency of between about 0.5 and about 3.5 inches. The yarn has a basis weight between about 500 and about 1200 denier. The coating applied to the yarn comprises a water-insoluble binder. Optionally, the floss may be coated with a second coating material comprising a water soluble substance such as polyethylene glycol for delivery of additives or additional flavors. With little or no twist and an optimum degree of air-entanglement, the yarn is held together loosely enough to allow a significant amount of coating material to be impregnated between the filaments but tight enough to provide shred and fray resistance and still have supple feel.

Priority:

Inventor: OCHS HAROLD D [US]; CHODZKO JOHN [US]; DAVE VIPUL [US]


Patent No.: US5908612A  Issued: 01/Jun/1999

Title: Oral care compositions comprising liquid polyoxyalkylene compounds as solubilizers/gelling agents

Applicant/Assignee: BASF CORPORATION

Application No.: 775328   Filing Date: 31/Dec/1996

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral care compositions comprising Liquid Polyoxyalkylene Compounds as Solubilizers/Gelling Agents.

Priority:

Inventor: DAILEY JAMES S [US]; OTTEN JAY G [US]; AMARASEKARA JAY [US]; GOPALKRISHNAN SRIDHAR [US]


Patent No.: US5908879A  Issued: 01/Jun/1999

Title: Coated metal fluoride particles and a dental composition containing coated metal fluoride particles

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 900838   Filing Date: 25/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A coated particle is described, which includes a metal fluoride particle and a polysiloxane coating on the surface of the particle. A dental composition is also described, which includes the coated particle, a polymerizable monomer, and a polymerization initiator.

Priority: JP19960196025 Applic. Date: 1996-07-25

Inventor: KAWASHIMA MITSUNOBU [JP]; HINO KENICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US5909612A  Issued: 01/Jun/1999

Title: Method for manufacturing a dental restoration, in which a refractory model is coated with a powdered metal-containing composition

Applicant/Assignee: ELEPHANT EDELMETAAL B.V

Application No.: 973992   Filing Date: 11/May/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/NL96/00245 Sec. 371 Date May 11, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date May 11, 1998 PCT Filed Jun. 14, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/00064 PCT Pub. Date Jan. 3, 1997The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a dental restoration, comprising the steps of applying a powdered dental metal comprising composition to a refractory model mass, which powdered dental metal consist of at least three alloys each having a different solidus temperature, the difference between the successive solidus temperatures always ranging between 25 and 100 DEG C., heating the powdered dental material in such a manner that one porous mass is formed, and infiltrating the porous mass with a filler metal alloy in such a manner that the refractory model mass is provided with a homogenous metal coating.

Priority: NL19951000580 Applic. Date: 1995-06-15; WO1996NL00245 Applic. Date: 1996-06-14

Inventor: VAN DER ZEL JOSEPH MARIA [NL]


Patent No.: US5909977A  Issued: 08/Jun/1999

Title: Dentifrice dispensing toothbrush with refillable cartridge

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 829242   Filing Date: 31/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A dentifrice dispensing toothbrush utilizes a refillable cartridge for storing dentifrice material and a compressible elastic button for pumping dentifrice material from the cartridge to a brush head. The refillable cartridge has special adaptive features for mounting to different sized openings of toothpaste tubes to facilitate cartridge refilling and venting entrapped air. The essential components of the dentifrice dispensing toothbrush include 1) a brush head having an outlet opening therethrough and a series of bristles

2) a pump assembly which has a pump chamber, an elastic compressible button and a base having a flap check valve

3) a housing for attaching a refillable cartridge

4) a refillable cartridge having an adaptive annular lip on its top opening for mating with the opening of a toothpaste tube and a plurality of shallow grooves for venting entrapped air, and a two-way follower disc for packing the dentifrice material. The dentifrice dispensing toothbrush optionally includes 5) a venting flip-cap for attachment to a toothpaste tube for releasing entrapped air when a cartridge is being refilled

and 6) a brush cover which seals the outlet opening of the brush head.

Priority:

Inventor: KUO YOUTI [US]


Patent No.: US5910273A  Issued: 08/Jun/1999

Title: Process for manufacturing dental prosthetics based on ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: VITA ZAHNFABRIK H. RAUTER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 540751   Filing Date: 11/Oct/1995

Abstract:

A process for manufacturing dental prosthetics based on ceramics including the following steps: machine-processing a prefabricated shaped body to form a molded body with the patient's situation being considered, said prefabricated shaped body consisting of at least one oxide-ceramic material selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, zirconium oxide, and titanium oxide and minor amounts of siliceous additives

compacting the thus obtained molded body

and optionally jacketing the compacted molded body.

Priority: DE19924239549 Applic. Date: 1992-11-25; DE19924242007 Applic. Date: 1992-12-12; US1993-157541 Applic. Date: 1993-11-26

Inventor: THIEL NORBERT [DE]; DATZMANN GABRIELE [DE]


Patent No.: US5911380A  Issued: 15/Jun/1999

Title: Paper magazine for containing a recording paper roll

Applicant/Assignee: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD

Application No.: 64182   Filing Date: 22/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A magazine body constituting a paper magazine is provided with a paper mouth through which a recording paper is advanced. Behind the paper mouth, a separating plate having a thin thickness and formed from plastic is disposed. The separating plate contacts a periphery of a recording paper roll contained in the paper magazine. The recording paper roll is rotated in a paper advancing direction by a drive roller. Upon rotation of the recording paper roll, the separating plate contacting the periphery of the recording paper roll separates a top of the recording paper from the recording paper roll. After that, the separating plate leads the top of the recording paper to the paper mouth. The recording paper is advanced to the outside of the paper magazine through the paper mouth.

Priority: JP19970104063 Applic. Date: 1997-04-22

Inventor: SHIBA KENICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US5912014A  Issued: 15/Jun/1999

Title: Oral salmon calcitonin pharmaceutical products

Applicant/Assignee: UNIGENE LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 616250   Filing Date: 15/Mar/1996

Abstract:

Bioavailability of salmon calcitonin to be administered orally is enhanced by a pharmaceutical composition providing targeted release of the peptide to the intestine, together with an absorption enhancer and a sufficient amount of a pH-lowering agent to lower local intestinal pH. Specific concentrations and classes of these agents are disclosed to account for the particular characteristics of salmon calcitonin.

Priority:

Inventor: STERN WILLIAM [US]; GILLIGAN JAMES P [US]


Patent No.: US5912274A  Issued: 15/Jun/1999

Title: Antiplaque oral composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 823499   Filing Date: 25/Mar/1997

Abstract:

An oral antiplaque composition for treatment of teeth wherein the essential antiplaque agent is a substantially water insoluble noncationic antibacterial phenol containing, relative to the hydroxyl group, an alkyl or cycloalkyl group, preferably tert.-butyl (t-butyl), in the 2-position, and substituents in one or both of the 4- and 5-positions, one or both of which may be alkyl or cycloalkyl, one being preferably t-butyl.

Priority: US1996-649389 Applic. Date: 1996-05-17; US19950004196P Applic. Date: 1995-09-22

Inventor: STRINGER ORUM D [US]; BRAHMS JOHN C [US]; SUBRAMANIAN MALATHY [US]; KELLY ERNEST E [US]; SHAPIRO STUART [CH]


Patent No.: US5913418A  Issued: 22/Jun/1999

Title: Packaged dental floss with manual pressure dispensing

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 886617   Filing Date: 01/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A packaged dental floss is provided that includes a predetermined length of dental floss, suitable for a single use to floss a user's teeth, sealed within a cavity having walls of predetermined height, by a sealing film that is constructed to be ruptured by the user to dispense the floss from the cavity.

Priority:

Inventor: SINGH PRITPAL [US]


Patent No.: US5913456A  Issued: 22/Jun/1999

Title: Pressurized portable drinking system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 931591   Filing Date: 16/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A liquid dispenser 16 includes a container 20 formed of flexible synthetic resin material, and a hose 22 connected to the container for dispensing liquid. A valve assembly 46 is positioned in the hose 22, and is shiftable between a flow-blocking position in which flow of the liquid is blocked and a flow-permitting position in which the liquid is dispensed. The container 20 includes an interior liquid-receiving cavity 32, a handle 40, 41 by which the container can be supported while the cavity is filled with liquid, and a mouth 36 located above the cavity adjacent the upper end of the container. The mouth 36 is movable between an open position presenting a fill opening in fluid communication with the cavity 32, and a closed position. The dispenser 16 also includes a closure assembly 21 that is positionable in a sealed position sealing the cavity shut beneath the mouth so that the cavity is substantially liquid tight, and an unsealed position exposing the cavity to the mouth for filling.

Priority:

Inventor: DIKEMAN W CARY [US]


Patent No.: US5913606A  Issued: 22/Jun/1999

Title: Bags

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 921110   Filing Date: 29/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A bag, such as a refuse bag for trash and yard waste, has at least one adhesive patch proximate the mouth of the bag so that while the bottom of the bag is resting on the ground, the top of the bag is temporarily adhered to a surface such as a wall or a tree so that the mouth the bag droops open. The adhesive patch is preferably covered with a cover strip which is stripped from the adhesive patch to expose the adhesive patch when one is ready to use the bag. The strip may be used as a tie to loop around and hold closed the top of the bag. Preferably, the bag has two, spaced adhesive patches, so that the bag can be mounted in a container, such as a trash container, with the mouth folded over and adhered to the outside of the container and so that the bag may be detached from one location and adhered at another location.

Priority:

Inventor: NICHOLSON JEROME [US]


Patent No.: US5913682A  Issued: 22/Jun/1999

Title: Plaque removing tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 70933   Filing Date: 01/May/1998

Abstract:

A dental instrument for removing plaque from teeth. The instrument comprises an elongated handle having a straight pick fixed to one end and a curved pick fixed to the other end. The curved pick is useful for cleaning the back teeth and behind the front teeth, while the straight pick is useful for cleaning the front of the front teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: STRATE KRIS SHIRELL [US]


Patent No.: US5914185A  Issued: 22/Jun/1999

Title: Moldable dental material composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 713459   Filing Date: 13/Sep/1996

Abstract:

A moldable dental material composition comprising high-fusing temperature metal particles, a volatile binder, preferably in a concentration of above at least twenty percent (20%) of the material composition, and finely divided carbonaceous particles, preferably of activated carbon. The high-fusing temperature metal particles should have an irregular, nonspherical geometry and a thin cross-sectional average thickness. The moldable dental composition may also contain low-fusing temperature metal particles for enhanced wetting of the high-fusing metal particles during heat treatment at a heat-treatment temperature which will melt the binder and substantially melt the low-fusing metal particles, if present. Heat treatment forms a porous metal structure having a capillary network of voids and a high void volume.

Priority: US1994-279907 Applic. Date: 1994-07-25; US1993-005595 Applic. Date: 1993-01-19

Inventor: SHOHER ITZHAK [IL]; WHITEMAN AHARON ELIYAHU [IL]


Patent No.: US5914356A  Issued: 22/Jun/1999

Title: Bioactive load bearing bone bonding compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ORTHOVITA, INC

Application No.: 77709   Filing Date: 05/Jun/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/19368 Sec. 371 Date Jun. 5, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Jun. 5, 1998 PCT Filed Dec. 6, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/20521 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 12, 1997Novel fillers comprising combeite glass-ceramic are provided, along with filled polymerizable resin composites. Further provided are methods for making the combeite crystallite-containing novel fillers for use in hardenable, biocompatible bone restorations. Hard, shaped bodies or orthopaedic, dental and other uses are also provided.

Priority: WO1996US19368 Applic. Date: 1996-12-06

Inventor: ERBE ERIK M [US]


Patent No.: US5915392A  Issued: 29/Jun/1999

Title: Toothpick containing dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 98613   Filing Date: 17/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The toothpick apparatus of the present invention consists of an elongated cylindrical device 13 having a thicker middle portion 17 tapering away from the middle toward opposing ends or points 19. The toothpick has a perforated area or break point near its middle 17 whereby when the toothpick is broken a useable length of dental floss 23 is exposed. The dental floss 23 is contained within layers of thin wood 21 which are rolled in order to form the toothpick. Additional embodiments of the present invention are also described.

Priority:

Inventor: ISAAC AMOS [US]


Patent No.: US5915457A  Issued: 29/Jun/1999

Title: Method for operating a continuous casting plant

Applicant/Assignee: MANNESMANN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 11491   Filing Date: 02/Apr/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DE96/01441 Sec. 371 Date Apr. 2, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Apr. 2, 1998 PCT Filed Jul. 26, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/04891 PCT Pub. Date Feb. 13, 1997A process for operating a continuous casting plant with a continuous casting machine that has a stationary mold and is connected via a roller table to an equalizing furnace. After establishment of the slab format at the mold outlet, at least the casting parameter of casting speed is set so that the slab, upon entry into the equalizing furnace, has the desired roll temperature of the hot strip to be produced, and the lowest point of the liquid pool is always located in the mouth region of the continuous casting machine. Measures are taken to influence the heat energy content of the slab after it leaves the continuous casting machine.

Priority: DE19951029046 Applic. Date: 1995-07-31; WO1996DE01441 Applic. Date: 1996-07-26

Inventor: PLESCHIUTSCHNIGG FRITZ-PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US5915868A  Issued: 29/Jun/1999

Title: Portable toothbrush with dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 74962   Filing Date: 07/May/1998

Abstract:

Embodiments of a disposable toothbrush are described, which have a self-contained dentifrice package which is kept unopened until the moment of desired use. The toothbrush has a soft, flexible plastic head for breaking the dentifrice package and sharp, hollow tubes or needles for distributing the dentifrice to the bristles. The toothbrush is ergonomically designed to fit hand and mouth with smooth, comfortable edges and outer surfaces and to prevent choking hazards by positively fastening parts. It is further designed to look generally like a fountain pen so it can be more comfortably carried and, thus, more available and useful.

Priority:

Inventor: FRAZELL DALE M [US]


Patent No.: US5916498A  Issued: 29/Jun/1999

Title: Method of manufacturing a dental prosthesis

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 97267   Filing Date: 15/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A process for manufacturing a non-metallic dental prosthesis including a ceramic frame and an esthetic ceramic veneer including the steps of: preparing the ceramic frame by press molding a composition comprising from 1 to 50 parts by weight glass particles and from 50 to 99 parts by weight ceramic particles at a molding temperature from 800 to 1300 DEG C.

applying a slurry comprising a dental ceramic veneering composition to the thus prepared ceramic frame

and firing the ceramic frame having the slurry applied thereto at a temperature lower than the molding temperature to produce said dental prosthesis. The dental ceramic veneering composition may have a melting point at least 50 DEG C. less than the molding temperature.

Priority: US1997-846465 Applic. Date: 1997-05-01; US1996-653517 Applic. Date: 1996-05-23; US1995-423056 Applic. Date: 1995-04-17; US1993-083137 Applic. Date: 1993-06-24

Inventor: HOFMANN CARMEN [DE]; GAUCKLER LUDWIG J [CH]; BAYER GERHARD [CH]; HOFMANN MARTIN E [DE]; MALASH ATEF [CH]; SCHAERER PETER [CH]; LUETHY HEINZ [CH]; KRUMBHOLZ KLAUS [DE]; HAUNER WIGBERT [DE]; JANSSEN HANSJOERG [DE]; JANDA RALF [DE]


Patent No.: US5919044A  Issued: 06/Jul/1999

Title: Flexible post in a dental post and core system

Applicant/Assignee: TRU-FLEX POST SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 978867   Filing Date: 28/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A flexible post for endodontic or reconstructive tooth therapy having a modulus of elasticity which is less than or equal to that of dentin of 18 GPa (giga Pascals). The present invention is preferably made of fiberglass fibers, such as optical fibers, medical grade optical fibers, other medical grade fibers or other fiberglass composite fibers. The micro filaments of the present invention are treated to impart flexibility to each fiber. The fibers are twisted by twisting on other non-axial arrangements of the fibers to impart strength to the unit post. This allows it to function as a permanent post in a tooth. The dental post is flexible and the post conforms to the natural curved contours of a root canal to reduce machining of the tooth and mechanical weakening of the tooth structure.

Priority: US1997-858615 Applic. Date: 1997-05-20; US1996-651805 Applic. Date: 1996-05-20; US1993-126631 Applic. Date: 1993-09-27

Inventor: SICURELLI JR ROBERT J [US]; MASYR SAMUEL [US]


Patent No.: US5919836A  Issued: 06/Jul/1999

Title: Primer for preparing a tooth cavity for a composite filling

Applicant/Assignee: ERNST MUEHLBAUER KG

Application No.: 968983   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of a mixture which comprises: a) 1-5 weight % (wt. %) of phosphoric acid

b) 10-90 wt. % of phosphoric acid mono- or di- methacrylates

c) 1-15 wt. % of phosphoric acid trimethacrylates

and d) 3-50 wt. % of diphosphates having between two and four methacrylate ester groups

for the preparation of a composition for preparing a tooth surface for joining with a dental composite material. Using the composition according to the invention, a tooth cavity can be prepared in one step for laying a composite filling. A very high adhesive strength is achieved between the tooth matter and the composite material.

Priority: DE19961047140 Applic. Date: 1996-11-14; DE19961051121 Applic. Date: 1996-12-09

Inventor: REINHARDT KLAUS-JUERGEN [DE]; LUECK RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US5921241A  Issued: 13/Jul/1999

Title: Anti-snoring device having an adjustable external oral shield

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 110214   Filing Date: 06/Jul/1998

Abstract:

An anti-snoring device including a moldable dental overlay for covering the lower teeth of the user and for maintaining the tongue in contact with the palate to prevent air flow from causing the palate to reverberate during mouth breathing

an extension member fixedly connected to the front of said dental overlay

a moldable oral shield worn outside the mouth and being conformable to the user's upper lip for preventing the lower jaw from drifting inferiorly and posteriorly during sleep

and a connecting member being slidably connected to the oral shield, and having an opening for slidably receiving said extension member. The anti-snoring device may be made of thermoplastic or elastomeric resin materials for moldability to the user's mouth.

Priority: CA19992277504 Applic. Date: 1999-07-12; US1997-995533 Applic. Date: 1997-12-29; US1996-609617 Applic. Date: 1996-03-01

Inventor: BELFER WILLIAM A [US]


Patent No.: US5921255A  Issued: 13/Jul/1999

Title: Oral cleansing article and method of cleaning teeth with the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 843402   Filing Date: 15/Apr/1997

Abstract:

An oral hygiene article adapted to be received as a whole within a mouth so that the article can thereby be manipulated with the tongue to dislodge foreign particles, promote salivary excretion, drag bacterial plaque, and massage the gums. The article includes at least a core portion and a plurality of protruding members extending from the core portion. The protruding members each have a proximal end connected to the core portion and a distal end portion opposing the proximal end and spaced from the core portion. One or more of the protruding members has a distal end that terminates in an associated substantially linear edge. One or more of the protruding members can have a polygon-shaped cross section that continuously decreases in area from the proximal end portion to the distal end portion to define the substantially linear edge.

Priority:

Inventor: GARITA JOSE R [CR]


Patent No.: US5921494A  Issued: 13/Jul/1999

Title: Photographic film cartridge with film clamping flanges

Applicant/Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT AG

Application No.: 48604   Filing Date: 26/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A photographic film cartridge having a spool (1) which is rotatably mounted in a cartridge casing (3) and on which a film strip is wound in the form of a film roll (2), wherein the film can be moved out of the cartridge casing in the direction of unwinding by turning the spool, comprises (a) flanges on the spool, the face of which flanges which is oriented towards the film roll is at a distance from the film roll which becomes less from the inside (axis) to the outside (periphery), so that the film is clamped at the outermost periphery of the film roll, and (b) encircling ribs, which merely expose the region of the cartridge mouth, on the inside of the cartridge casing in the region of the edges of the film roll, which ribs prevent a radial expansion of the film roll.

Priority: DE19971013627 Applic. Date: 1997-04-02

Inventor: SCHULZ WILLI [DE]; BARTH JOSEF [DE]; MODEMANN KARL [DE]


Patent No.: US5922307A  Issued: 13/Jul/1999

Title: Tooth bleaching compositions

Applicant/Assignee: MONTGOMERY, R. ERIC IDEX DENTAL SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 719569   Filing Date: 25/Sep/1996

Abstract:

The present invention relates to improved dental compositions and methods for bleaching teeth. More specifically, this invention is directed towards hydrogen peroxide-containing compounds that are maintained at a substantially constant pH range of 6.0-10.0 during the tooth-bleaching procedure in the presence of a calcium chelating agent.

Priority: US19950004258P Applic. Date: 1995-09-25

Inventor: MONTGOMERY ROBERT ERIC [US]


Patent No.: US5922346A  Issued: 13/Jul/1999

Title: Antioxidant preparation

Applicant/Assignee: THIONE INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 982058   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1997

Abstract:

A composition for reducing free radical damage induced by tobacco products and environmental pollutants. The composition includes reduced glutathione and a source of selenium. The composition can be administered orally in the form of a gel, lozenge, tablet or gum.

Priority:

Inventor: HERSH THEODORE [US]


Patent No.: US5922785A  Issued: 13/Jul/1999

Title: Dental resins

Applicant/Assignee: THE KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 909427   Filing Date: 11/Aug/1997

Abstract:

Dental resins and dental compositions utilizing such resins are described. The dental compositions are particularly useful as cavity liners and root canal sealants which contain calcium hydroxide (or calcium oxide) and which are utilized to deliver calcium to exposed dental pulp. The resins, and resin-containing compounds, include eutectic mixtures of polyfunctional salicylates. In particular, the transesterification of a blend of trimethylolpropane and neopentylglycol with methyl salicylate yields a blend of trimethylolpropanetrisalicylate and neopentylglycoldisalicylate, which is contemplated by the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: WALLER DUNCAN E [US]; JANDOUREK EMIL [US]


Patent No.: US5924240A  Issued: 20/Jul/1999

Title: Device to water and fertilize plants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 911433   Filing Date: 12/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A device for watering and feeding living plants including a cylindrical tube, closed at the bottom and the top having a funnel-shaped orifice to receive and hold an inverted reservoir (for example, a two or three liter plastic bottle). The tube is buried vertically in earth or plant soil to expose only the orifice, which may be capped when not in use allowing camouflage of the device at the soil surface. Two holes in the sidewall of the tube allow water and water soluble plant nutrients to pass therethrough slowly.

Priority: US19960023598P Applic. Date: 1996-08-14

Inventor: HARRISON MARK R [US]


Patent No.: US5924562A  Issued: 20/Jul/1999

Title: Oral hygiene system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 127567   Filing Date: 31/Jul/1998

Abstract:

An oral hygiene system is provided which includes a decorative hinged plastic storage case for containing all the components of the oral hygiene system which include a small portable dispensing case with a hinged top with a mirror located on the inside surface of the hinged top, a small illumination device located on the inside portion of the hinged top adjacent to the mirror, a number of saturated mouthwash pads each individually wrapped and contained within the small portable dispensing case, a number of refillable clear zip-lock disposal bags providing a location for disposing of used mouthwash saturated pads when needed.

Priority:

Inventor: BARTH DOROTHEA A [US]


Patent No.: US5925180A  Issued: 20/Jul/1999

Title: ZrO2-containing glass-ceramic

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 922704   Filing Date: 03/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A ZrO2-containing glass ceramic is described, the main crystalline phase of which is formed by ZrO2 and which has at least one further crystalline phase, and which can be used in particular in dentistry.

Priority: DE19944423794 Applic. Date: 1994-07-01; US1995-496936 Applic. Date: 1995-06-30

Inventor: FRANK MARTIN [LI]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; HOELAND WOLFRAM [LI]


Patent No.: US5925335A  Issued: 20/Jul/1999

Title: Dental formulation

Applicant/Assignee: C.S. BIOSCIENCE INC

Application No.: 874107   Filing Date: 12/Jun/1997

Abstract:

An orally absorbable improved dental formulation is provided. The dental formulation includes a base to which an active component is added. The active component comprises, based on the overall weight thereof, Vitamin C in an amount between about 10 and 25 weight percent, and coenzyme Q-10 (or ubiquinone), in an amount between 10 and 25 weight percent, are added.

Priority:

Inventor: SHUCH DAVID J [US]; CURATOLA GERALD P [US]


Patent No.: US5925689A  Issued: 20/Jul/1999

Title: Adhesive coatings curable by light

Applicant/Assignee: SCIENTIFIC PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 880106   Filing Date: 20/Jun/1997

Abstract:

Adhesive coatings designed primarily for protecting, restoring, repairing, or modifying surfaces of, objects made of polymeric materials. Such coatings are particularly useful in application over worn, cracked, discolored, or otherwise defective objects made of polyacrylic, polystyrene, and polycarbonate resins. The adhesives of this invention are basically comprised of blends containing a substantial concentration of tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate and/or furfuryl methacrylate.

Priority:

Inventor: ORLOWSKI JAN A [US]; BUTLER DAVID V [US]; MACDONALD JEFFREY R H [US]


Patent No.: US5925723A  Issued: 20/Jul/1999

Title: Catalyst/cross-linking agent compositions, a method for their preparation and their use

Applicant/Assignee: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 660308   Filing Date: 07/Jun/1996

Abstract:

A catalyst/cross-linking agent composition, containing at least one a) vinyltrialkoxysilane as cross-linking agent, b) dialkyltin oxide as catalyst, c) optional organic acid for the control of the reaction time, d) optional inert solvent, and e) optional dye or colored pigment, is especially useful for condensation/cross-linking of polysiloxanes, such as OH-endstopped polydimethylsiloxane, in making moldings. Especially useful for impression taking in the dental field.

Priority: DE19951021803 Applic. Date: 1995-06-16; DE19951027101 Applic. Date: 1995-07-25

Inventor: FRIEBE ROBERT [DE]; SCHWABE PETER [DE]; VOIGT REINER [DE]


Patent No.: US5927338A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Mixing eductor

Applicant/Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON COMMERCIAL MARKETS, INC

Application No.: 803488   Filing Date: 20/Feb/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed is an improved mixing eductor (10) of the type wherein the primary liquid (17), e.g., water, is in a main stream (201) flowing in a downstream direction. A venturi tube (51) is in the eductor (10) and has an annular sharp edge (131) in the main stream (201), thereby dividing such stream (201) into a primary stream (179) and a secondary stream (181) around the primary stream (179). The eductor (10) has an air gap (103) and a flow guide (47) downstream thereof. In a specific embodiment, the flow guide (47) is annular around the venturi tube (51) and the tube (51) and the guide (47) are in spaced telescoped relationship. Several embodiments of the eductor (10) and a new method for mixing liquids are disclosed.

Priority: US1996-634639 Applic. Date: 1996-04-18

Inventor: BOTICKI JOHN A [US]; BOURNOVILLE JAMES L [US]; LOHR JAMES H [US]; RAKOCZY RICHARD E [US]; SEAMAN JR CHARLES E [US]


Patent No.: US5927661A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Bottle suspension apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 872760   Filing Date: 05/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A bottle suspension apparatus secured to the handle of a baby car seat for suspending a bottle in a suitable position adjacent to the baby's mouth to enable the baby to drink from the bottle without the need for a person to continuously hold the bottle and which maintains the bottle in a tilted position to direct the fluid in the bottle into the nipple and thereby minimize the amount of air taken in by the baby. The bottle suspension apparatus provides sufficient tension to maintain the bottle's nipple in the baby's mouth even if the baby makes slight movements but is sufficiently flexible to allow the baby to remove or displace the nipple from the baby's mouth when the baby is done drinking and/or when the baby is choking or gagging.

Priority:

Inventor: TINSLEY KEVIN L [US]; PETERS-TINSLEY LIANA [US]


Patent No.: US5927800A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Theater trash bag

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 925604   Filing Date: 08/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A trash bag for theater seats includes a bag having front and rear panels connected along opposing side edges and the bottom, and a mouth formed by upper edges of the front and rear panels. A pair of cooperable fasteners are connected to the bag with first halves of the fasteners mounted on opposite ends of the mouth and second halves of the fasteners attached to a chair. Elastic strips are mounted along the upper edges of the bag to bias the bag to a closed position when removed from the fasteners on the chair.

Priority:

Inventor: STALLWORTH MARCUS [US]


Patent No.: US5927981A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Method and apparatus for bleaching teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 26692   Filing Date: 20/Feb/1998

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for bleaching teeth. The method involves heating a dental bleaching solution capable of yielding a bleaching vapor having a concentrated peroxide molecule content when heated until the bleaching vapor is obtained, and thereafter applying the bleaching vapor to a surface of at least one tooth in order to bleach the tooth. The apparatus includes a housing defining a chamber to be partially filled with a bleaching solution, the bleaching solution being capable of yielding a bleaching vapor having a concentrated peroxide content when heated. The apparatus further includes a heating device for heating the bleaching solution partially filling the chamber for generating the bleaching vapor within the chamber in pressurized form

a delivery device connected to the housing for delivering the pressurized bleaching vapor from the chamber to a surface of at least one tooth to be bleached

and a control device operatively associated with the chamber and the delivery device for regulating a delivery of the bleaching vapor to the surface of the tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: WIDEN RANDY [US]


Patent No.: US5927983A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Intracoronal bristle brush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 14826   Filing Date: 28/Jan/1998

Abstract:

An intracoronal bristle brush for preparing a tooth cavum comprising a plurality of bristles and a dental bit having a first portion being a shank adapted to be received by a dentist's handpiece and a second portion for receiving the plurality of bristles. The plurality of bristles emanate outwardly in a uniform manner from an axial hole within the second portion. The diameter of the intracoronal bristle brush dental bit ranges from substantially uniform to a tapered diameter towards the second portion such that the bristles of the brush may penetrate into an interior surface of a tooth cavum.

Priority: US1996-688665 Applic. Date: 1996-07-29

Inventor: HUGHES MICHAEL F [US]


Patent No.: US5928262A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Head covering for at least lifting the face of a wearer

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 53126   Filing Date: 01/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A head covering for at least lifting the face that includes a head covering for covering the entire head and neck and apparatus for simulating the muscles of the head and neck. The head covering has an inner ply for directly overlying the entire head and neck and an outer ply that directly and entirety overlies the inner ply, with both being light weight felt material so as to conform to the entire head and neck without discomfort thereto. The apparatus includes a plurality of vibrators between the inner and outer plies. The plurality of vibrators comprise a forehead vibrator for overlying and vibrating the frontalis muscles, a pair of temple vibrators for overlying and vibrating the temporalis muscles, a pair of under eye vibrators for overlying and vibrating the levator labii superioris muscles, a pair of cheek vibrators for overlying and vibrating the zygomaticus minor and zygomaticus major muscles, a chin vibrator for overlying and vibrating the platysma muscle, and a neck vibrator for overlying and vibrating the auricularis posterior muscle. The plurality of vibrators is one of piezoelectric, electro-mechanical, and hydrostatic pulsator.

Priority:

Inventor: HARBER H ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US5928548A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Electric cushion heater

Applicant/Assignee: TOCKSFORS VERKSTADS AB

Application No.: 776719   Filing Date: 07/Mar/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/SE95/00751 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 7, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 7, 1997 PCT Filed Jun. 20, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/03014 PCT Pub. Date Feb. 1, 1996An electric heater intended for heating foam-moulded cushions, for instance for vehicle seats or mattresses. The heater consists of an electric conductor, e.g. an insulated or non-insulated metal wire, which is configured into the shape of one or several bands of closely juxtaposed bights, each one of which comprises a loop and an open portion facing away from the associated loop, substantially all open portions being interconnected by means of local interconnections, e.g. by means of glue, plastic welds or seams, whereby one or several bands of coherent patterns are formed, said patterns intended to be positioned in a mould for casting of cushions, such that the heater to an essential extent becomes anchored in the cushion.

Priority: SE19940002508 Applic. Date: 1994-07-18; WO1995SE00751 Applic. Date: 1995-06-20

Inventor: JOHANSSON GOERAN [SE]


Patent No.: US5928594A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Dispenser with improved bottle connection and method of making same

Applicant/Assignee: CONTINENTAL SPRAYERS INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 868460   Filing Date: 03/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A manually operated reciprocating fluid pump configured to be secured to a container's mouth comprises a dispenser body and a lower member connected to the dispenser body. The dispenser body has a pump mechanism, a discharge port, and a discharge liquid flow path providing fluid communication between the pump mechanism and discharge port. The lower member is of a molded one piece construction and comprises a housing portion and a seal portion. The housing portion has an intake port adapted for fluid communication with liquid contained in the container. The housing portion at least in part defines an intake liquid flow path providing fluid communication between the intake port and the pump mechanism. The seal portion is engageable with the container and is shaped and configured for providing a fluid-tight seal between the lower member and the mouth of the container. The seal portion is of a first material and the housing portion is of a second material different from the first material. The first material cooperates with the second material in a molded configuration to maintain securement of the seal portion to the housing portion.

Priority: US1996-659020 Applic. Date: 1996-06-04

Inventor: FOSTER DONALD D [US]


Patent No.: US5928628A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Two-component dental bleaching system and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 957008   Filing Date: 23/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A two-component dental bleaching system is provided wherein the components are adapted to be admixed and applied to the teeth from a dental bleaching tray. One component comprises a dental peroxide gel having a pH from about 4 to about 7 and the other component comprises an orally compatible alkaline gel having a pH from about 9 to about 13. The admixing of the components provides a dental bleaching gel having a pH from about 8.5 to about 11 to thereby increase the rate of release of active oxygen and accelerate the bleaching action.

Priority:

Inventor: PELLICO MICHAEL A [US]


Patent No.: US5928928A  Issued: 27/Jul/1999

Title: Human chitinase, its recombinant production, its use for decomposing chitin, its use in therapy or prophylaxis against infection diseases

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Application No.: 486839   Filing Date: 07/Jun/1995

Abstract:

A new human chitinase having an amino acid sequence as shown in FIG. 1 or FIG. 2. Modified forms of it having a similar chitin-hydrolyzing activity, and antigenic peptides representing one of its epitopes. Recombinant production of the human chitinase by genetically engineered hosts or host cells. Recombinant nucleic acid encoding it, and human chitinase-specific oligonucleotides. Use for therapeutic or prophylactic treatment of humans against infection by chitin-containing pathogens, or for decomposing chitin, e.g. from chitin-based articles. Antibodies binding to the human chitinase. Diagnostic test kits comprising the human chitanase, its antigenic peptides, human chitinase antibodies, recombinant nucleic acid or oligonucleotides.

Priority:

Inventor: AERTS JOHANNES MARIA FRANCISCU [NL]


Patent No.: US5930861A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Gingival stimulator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 914164   Filing Date: 19/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A dental/gingival stimulating article is disclosed that provides interdental stimulation and plaque removal to several teeth at once. This design holds many stimulator tips that have broadened but narrow profile paddle ends. The instrument is held in one hand and directed with appropriate direction and force to guide fiber ends into the spaces between the gum and teeth. It will reach several papillary areas. The rotational direction used on the handle will dissipate to a massaging motion within the sulci. Therefore, the threat of interproximal caries is reduced and the occurrence of periodontal disease is minimized.

Priority: US19960025654P Applic. Date: 1996-09-09

Inventor: WHITE DENNIS J [US]


Patent No.: US5931350A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Push pull dispensing closure

Applicant/Assignee: CROWN CORK & SEAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

Application No.: 800860   Filing Date: 13/Feb/1997

Abstract:

A dispensing closure for installation on a bottle finish having a mouth comprises a cap which covers the mouth, and an upwardly bowed diaphragm between the cap and the mouth, normally in contact with the cap. The mouth has a concave frustoconical end surface, and the cap has a circular rib overlying the end surface so that when the cap is pressed downward, it depresses the diaphragm, opening a flow path through an aperture in the cap. In one embodiment of this invention, a sealing interface is formed between the diaphragm and the bottom of the cap, around the aperture, while in another embodiment, a seal is formed around a central aperture in the diaphragm by a protrusion on the bottom surface of the cap.

Priority:

Inventor: HEILMAN ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US5931596A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Cleanable fluid dispensing brush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 3789   Filing Date: 07/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A brush having a passage for conducting a fluid to the bristles. The brush has a handle enclosing a passage extending along the entire length and opening to one end of the handle. A head bearing bristles is attached to the proximal end of the handle. The passage of the handle extends into the head along the extent of the bristles. That surface of the brush bearing bristles has a plurality of holes communicating with the passage. A removable cover is located on the head behind the surface bearing bristles. This cover is snap fit to the head, retained by friction, and has a tab enabling engagement by fingernail. The cover is dimensioned and configured to expose all holes for dispensing fluid to direct access for cleaning. The handle has at its distal end a threaded socket for threading to a tube of toothpaste.

Priority:

Inventor: JAVIER LENOR [US]


Patent No.: US5931788A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Method and apparatus for imaging internal organs and vascular structures through the gastrointestinal wall

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 985610   Filing Date: 05/Dec/1997

Abstract:

The present invention is a method and apparatus for ultrasound imaging of internal structures near a stomach of a patient. Under the present invention, high resolution images of abdominal structures may be obtained including, for example, the abdominal aorta, kidneys, the liver, superior mesenteric, both renal arteries, the hepatic arteries, the splenic artery, the vena cava, renal veins, portal vein, splenic and mesenteric veins. High resolution imaging of blood flow within blood vessels including those within organs may also be obtained. High-resolution imaging of these structures thereby obviates the need for otherwise invasive procedures. The imaging device of the present invention includes a probe having a head, a body and an end opposite the head. An ultrasonic transducer is coupled to the head of the probe and a gel material covers the ultrasonic transducer to enable a good contact with a stomach wall portion. The imaging device has a substantially rigid body through the use of a substantially rigid sheath or a sheath and a substantially rigid rod. The imaging device also includes a handle near the end of the probe for manipulating the location and positioning of the ultrasonic transducer to ultrasonically image the tissue and/or organ of interest.

Priority:

Inventor: KEEN RICHARD R [US]; FRAZIN LEON J [US]


Patent No.: US5932191A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Abrasive silicas for toothpaste compositions

Applicant/Assignee: RHONE-POULENC CHIMIE

Application No.: 663180   Filing Date: 31/Jul/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FR94/01543 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 31, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 31, 1996 PCT Filed Dec. 28, 1994 PCT Pub. No. WO95/18066 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 6, 1995The present invention relates to silicas, in particular precipitated silicas, which can be used in particular as abrasive agents in toothpaste compositions. The silicas according to the invention have, first of all, low specific surfaces. Their BET specific surface is between 20 and 75 m2/g, preferably between 35 and 64 m2/g. The invention also relates to a process for their preparation and to the toothpaste compositions containing them.

Priority: FR19930015824 Applic. Date: 1993-12-29; WO1994FR01543 Applic. Date: 1994-12-28

Inventor: CHEVALLIER YVONICK [FR]; DROMARD ADRIEN [FR]


Patent No.: US5932193A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Toothpaste compositions containing fluidized polymer suspensions of carboxymethyl cellulose

Applicant/Assignee: HERCULES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 935711   Filing Date: 23/Sep/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed are toothpaste compositions and a process for preparing such compositions comprising dental abrasive, humectant, fluidized polymer suspension and a suitable vehicle for the humectant, wherein the fluidized polymer suspension comprises: polyethylene glycol, carboxymethyl cellulose and hydrated thickening silica.

Priority: US1996-660310 Applic. Date: 1996-06-07

Inventor: LOPEZ JEAN-PAUL [FR]; MELBOUCI MOHAND [NL]; DEWALD GERHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US5932262A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Method of flavoring a baby bottle nipple device and nipple device having flavor incorporated therein

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 863338   Filing Date: 27/May/1997

Abstract:

A flavored nipple device for an infant feeding apparatus such as a baby bottle is provided having a taste-modifying agent incorporated therein in an amount effective to modify the taste of a beverage dispensed through the device. The flavored nipple encourages young children to drink adequate amounts of important dietary liquids, such as water, by providing such liquids with improved taste.

Priority:

Inventor: LITTLE MISTY L [US]


Patent No.: US5932598A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Prodrugs of benzenesulfonamide-containing COX-2 inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: G. D. SEARLE & CO

Application No.: 5610   Filing Date: 12/Jan/1998

Abstract:

Prodrugs of COX-2 inhibitors are described as being useful in treating inflammation and inflammation-related disorders.

Priority: US1996-631514 Applic. Date: 1996-04-12

Inventor: TALLEY JOHN J [US]; MALECHA JAMES W [US]; BERTENSHAW STEPHEN [US]; GRANETO MATTHEW J [US]; CARTER JEFFERY [US]; LI JINGLIN [US]; NAGARAJAN SRINIVASAN [US]; BROWN DAVID L [US]; ROGIER JR DONALD J [US]; PENNING THOMAS D [US]; KHANNA ISH K [US]; XU XIANGDONG [US]; WEIER RICHARD M [US]


Patent No.: US5932627A  Issued: 03/Aug/1999

Title: Fluoride releasing dental primer composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY GMBH

Application No.: 879511   Filing Date: 20/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention provides a fluoride releasing dental primer composition which includes a polymerizable acrylic compound, a light activated catalyst, and an organic amino hydrofluoride. This fluoride releasing dental primer composition is used by applying it to dentin and illuminating it with visible light to polymerize the polymerizable acrylic compound. The invention provides a method of priming dentin by applying a fluoride releasing dental primer composition. The fluoride releasing dental primer composition has a polymerizable acrylic compound, a light activated catalyst, and an organic amino hydrofluoride having from about 2 to about 30 carbon atoms. The polymerizable acrylic compound is adapted to polymerize to form polymeric material. The organic amino hydrofluoride is adapted to leach from the polymeric material, chelate to dentin and release fluoride.

Priority: US1995-555379 Applic. Date: 1995-11-09; US1994-241909 Applic. Date: 1994-05-12

Inventor: BLACKWELL GORDON [DE]


Patent No.: US5933907A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Modification of strip brush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 999880   Filing Date: 05/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A bristle strip includes a channel, a mat, staples and nails. The mat is made of a plurality of bristles. The staples penetrate the channel and the mat and one staple is placed within one-half inch of each end of the channel to retain the bristles therein. The nails are inserted in each end of the channel to further ensure retention of the bristles.

Priority: US1996-744601 Applic. Date: 1996-11-07

Inventor: DRUMM ARTHUR E [US]


Patent No.: US5934006A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Anesthetic fishing lure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 26717   Filing Date: 20/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a fishing lure resembling a worm having a unique motion that attracts or aggravates a fish when pulled through water. A first embodiment includes an elongated head portion, a spiraled body portion and a plurality of tail members extending therefrom. When dynamic, the spiraled body portion intervally extends and recoils in a spring like fashion. Second and third embodiments include a jagged and sinuous body portion, respectively, with a plurality of tail members extending therefrom. The jagged lure is designed to simulate a worm while the sinuous version, when dynamic, reciprocates between a substantially linear position and its original position. A fourth embodiment has a substantially linear, elongated body portion with a plurality of branches obliquely extending from opposing sides thereof. Each embodiment has a cap member removably attached to the shanked portion of a hook with an anesthetic solution received therein for deadening a fish's mouth when it engages the hook.

Priority:

Inventor: STEVENSON FRANK A [US]; STEVENSON SANDRA M [US]


Patent No.: US5934904A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Dental instrument and processes

Applicant/Assignee: KREATIV, INC

Application No.: 975438   Filing Date: 21/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A dental instrument includes a handpiece having a nozzle from which is ejected a stream of abrasive particles, and valves operated under the control of a microprocessor which regulate, as selected by a user, the stream of abrasive particles either as a continuous flowing stream or a pulsed flowing stream. The microprocessor enables the valves to be operated at a plurality of different pulse durations. A remote control unit, small enough to fit into the palm of a hand of a user, provides control of the basic parameters of the instrument, allowing the instrument to be conveniently placed and allowing fingertip control of the instrument without having to move away from the patient. The handpiece is integrated with a main dental unit foot control for a dental drill, so that the main dental unit foot control operates both the dental drill and the handpiece.

Priority: US19970062406P Applic. Date: 1997-10-14

Inventor: ELROD DELYNN ROY [US]; FOREHAND JOSEPH MARK [US]; KUTSCH VERNON KIM [US]; MOORE BRYAN G [US]


Patent No.: US5934907A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Dental prosthesis with multi-section infrastructure and method for replacement of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ORO-HEALTH INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 881027   Filing Date: 23/Jun/1997

Abstract:

An improved dental prosthesis for replacing a tooth or teeth in an edentulous space in a patient's mouth either adjacent to existing teeth or between a first tooth anterior of and a second tooth posterior of the edentulous space which tooth or teeth are prepared with occlusal mounting grooves and where indicated indentations on the respective buccal and lingual proximals of the same tooth or teeth for receiving said dental prosthesis

has multi-section infrastructure for fabricating the dental prosthesis which includes, a main support bar or beam having a sized and shaped center section and at least one connecting end for fastening the main support bar on the tooth or teeth adjacent the edentulous space, the connecting end or ends has a predetermined shape, material and is sized to permit adjustment thereof as a function of the mesial-distal length of the edentulous space and the relative position of the tooth or teeth adjacent the edentulous space, secondary support means operatively connected to the main support means includes, longitudinally extending side grooves formed on the buccal and lingual sides of the center section, and side buttresses are positioned and connected in the respective side grooves. Optionally, a generally U-shaped pontic clip is adjustably positioned in vertically disposed grooves on the center section to adjust the occlusal surface of the main support bar relative the gingiva of the edentulous space.

Priority:

Inventor: MARSHALL HOWARD B [US]


Patent No.: US5935535A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Dispensing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 706456   Filing Date: 04/Sep/1996

Abstract:

An apparatus for dispensing a predetermined quantity of a multi-component composition in which the composition includes a first component and a second component in a predetermined weight to weight ratio, and in which the first component and said second component undergo an undesirable chemical reaction with each other when brought into contact with each other. The apparatus includes a receptacle for storing one of the first component or the second component that is adapted to receive the other of the first component or the second component from a separate source to form the predetermined quantity of multi-component composition having the first component and the second component in a predetermined weight to weight ratio.

Priority:

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US5935611A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Zeolitic inhibition of biocatalysis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 967006   Filing Date: 10/Nov/1997

Abstract:

Zeolytic inhibition of biocatalysis that is mediated by enzymes conducive to dysfunctional condition of a host or to contamination of a beverage or foodstuff thereof, by administering a natural or synthetic zeolite thereto. A zeolite or equivalent ion-exchanger is administered to the site of a dysfunctional condition catalyzed by an enzyme dependent upon certain ions, whereupon the ions are adsorbed thereby, thus interrupting the dysfunctional condition or abating the contamination. A therapeutic concentration of the zeolite is administered in finely divided condition, whether dry or as an aerosol or as a liquid suspension, and is effective against a variety of bacterial, fungal, protozoan, and viral infections.

Priority:

Inventor: TABORSKY JIRI [US]


Patent No.: US5935631A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Reduced calorie fried snacks having a cooling sensation when placed in the mouth

Applicant/Assignee: CPC INTERNATIONAL, INC ARCO CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 575373   Filing Date: 20/Dec/1995

Abstract:

Reduced calorie fried snacks are prepared by replacing some or all of the oil conventionally used in frying with a fat replacement composition containing a fatty acid-esterified propoxylated glycerin composition which exhibits a sharp melt before about 92 DEG F. Potato chips, corn chips and similar fried snacks prepared according to the invention exhibit a unique cooling sensation when placed in the mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: GOLDEN ROSEMARY A [US]; SEKULA BERNARD C [US]


Patent No.: US5935853A  Issued: 10/Aug/1999

Title: Human epithelial cell matrix and uses therefor

Applicant/Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 78438   Filing Date: 13/May/1998

Abstract:

A method of growing epithelial cells by contacting the cells with the extracellular matrix deposited or secreted by human MCF-10A mammary epithelial cells. The MCF-10A matrix stimulates cell attachment and hemidesmosome formation in epithelial cells contacted therewith. The invention also encompasses the isolated or purified MCF-10A matrix, compositions comprising the matrix, and shaped articles coated with the matrix.

Priority: US1996-626168 Applic. Date: 1996-03-29

Inventor: JONES JONATHAN C R [US]; STAHL STEPHANIE [US]; WEITZMAN SIGMUND A [US]


Patent No.: US5937445A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: One-piece surgical mask and cap

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 969782   Filing Date: 13/Nov/1997

Abstract:

The one-piece surgical mask and cap includes a substantially planar blank with an eye opening formed therethrough. Straps are attached to the side edges of the blank for connecting the one-piece surgical mask and cap to the user. The upper portion of the blank above the eye opening forms the cap portion, and the lower portion of the blank below the eye opening forms the mask portion. Elastic bands may be provided surrounding the eye opening to further secure the one-piece surgical mask and cap of the present invention to the user.

Priority: US19960030544P Applic. Date: 1996-11-13

Inventor: RAVO BIAGIO [IT]; NICOLO ENRICO [US]


Patent No.: US5937856A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Breathing device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 904152   Filing Date: 31/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A breathing device that includes a mouth piece that is insertable into the mouth to improve breathing. The mouth piece has an opening defined therethrough to permit exhaling and inhaling of air. A filter holder is attached at a substantially right angle to the mouth piece and has a channel defined therethrough. A removable filter is disposed inside the channel and comprises a corrugated sheet metal that permits condensation of air on the sheet metal when air is exhaled through the mouth piece and into the filter.

Priority:

Inventor: JONASSON HANS [SE]; JONASSON MAX [SE]


Patent No.: US5937874A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Dental floss having two components which react to form an active agent

Applicant/Assignee: GILLETTE CANADA INC

Application No.: 868118   Filing Date: 03/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A dental hygiene article that includes a dental floss, a first component associated with the floss, a second component associated with the floss, and a first barrier constructed to separate the first component from the second component until flossing occurs. The first and the second components are selected to react with each other when the first and the second components are combined, e.g., in the mouth during flossing.

Priority:

Inventor: GUAY GORDON G [US]; SPENCER JEAN L [US]


Patent No.: US5938012A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Storage bag with moisture emitting pad

Applicant/Assignee: INNOFLEX, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 821668   Filing Date: 19/Mar/1997

Abstract:

An improved storage bag with moisture emitting pad is disclosed. The bag has a first outer panel, a second outer panel, and an inner panel constructed from plastic film, the panels all being connected together to form a storage bag with a first compartment and a second compartment. Located in the first compartment is a hydrated absorbent pad for emitting moisture vapor that is transmitted through the inner layer into the second compartment. The second compartment is for storing products requiring humidity conditioning. Either or both of the bag compartments could have an opening which could be equipped with a reclosable fastener.

Priority:

Inventor: YEAGER JAMES W [US]; GONZALES EDWARD B [US]


Patent No.: US5938435A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Orthodontic appliance shield system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 898210   Filing Date: 22/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A mouth shield system configured to protect the lips and tongue of a user from an installed orthodontic appliance, dental work, or the like. The preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a strip formed from a light material such as, for example, mesh gauze, impregnated and surrounded by a plastic material such as, for example, dental wax or the like, the strip laminated on one outer side with a cover of, for example, cling wrap or the like. The strip is of an adequate width to envelope the raised portion of a dental appliance or other dental work, and of sufficient length preferably to cover the length of the appliance or dental work. In use, the user cuts the strip to the desired length so as to envelop the bracket and/or wire of the appliance, applying pressure to the strip and manipulating same so that it wraps about the exterior of the brackets, so as to allow the malleable properties of the strip to engage the brackets and retain the strip to same. The bracket and wires are then shielded from the inner lips of the user, and the user may enjoy foods and beverages as normal. The may be removed after eating for cleaning or brushing of the teeth, and replaced with a new strip when shielding is again desired. An alternative embodiment of the present invention contemplates the wax of the invention being infused with a breath freshener, fluoride, teeth whitener or medication, such as a topical anesthetic to relieve pain, an anticoagulant to prevent bleeding, or an antibiotic to prevent infection.

Priority:

Inventor: RASPINO JR JUDE G [US]


Patent No.: US5939048A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Taste masked desensitizing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BLOCK DRUG CO., INC

Application No.: 674797   Filing Date: 03/Jul/1996

Abstract:

An oral composition for treatment of hypersensitive teeth in which the salty taste of the desensitizing salt, such as a potassium or strontium salt, is masked by baking soda, sodium bicarbonate.

Priority: US1994-309134 Applic. Date: 1994-09-20

Inventor: ALFANO MICHAEL C [US]; SYNODIS JOSEPH D [US]; SMETANA ALFRED J [US]; LEIGHT RONALD S [US]; YEH KUO-CHEN [US]


Patent No.: US5939051A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Dental abrasive

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 31727   Filing Date: 27/Feb/1998

Abstract:

Oral compositions, such as oral gels and toothpastes, containing a novel high cleaning, low abrasion silica hydrogel abrasive.

Priority:

Inventor: SANTALUCIA JOHN [US]; REN PETER [US]; DIXIT NAGARAJ [US]; DURGA GARY [US]; PRENCIPE MICHAEL [US]; HASSAN MAHMOUD [US]; BENTLEY MARCUS [US]; SELF BARRY [US]


Patent No.: US5939052A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Dentifrice compositions containing polyphosphate and fluoride

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 754577   Filing Date: 21/Nov/1996

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral formulations contained in physically separated compartments of a dentifrice dispenser, comprising a first dentifrice composition and a second dentifrice composition. The first dentifrice composition comprises an effective amount of one or more linear polyphosphates having an average chain length of about 4 or more, an effective amount of a buffering agents, and one or more aqueous carriers, wherein the first dentifrice composition has a total water content of from about 5% to about 20%. The second dentifrice compsoition comprises a soluble fluoride ion source, an effective amount of a buffering agents, and one or more aqueous carriers.

Priority:

Inventor: WHITE JR DONALD JAMES [US]; GLANDORF WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]; MCCLANAHAN STEPHEN FRANCIS [US]; COX EDWARD RUSSELL [US]; ESTES PAUL DONALD [US]


Patent No.: US5939080A  Issued: 17/Aug/1999

Title: Hydrophobic agents and non-polymeric surfactants use in oral care products

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 781222   Filing Date: 10/Jan/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral compositions and methods for reducing plaque in a human or lower animal subject comprising applying to the teeth of the subject an oral composition comprising one or more hydrophobic solvents having one or more characteristics selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen bonding parameter of less than about 7.0 and a water solubility of less than about 10%

one or more non-polymeric surfactants wherein the weight ratio of hydrophobic solvent to non-polymeric surfactant is from about 30:1 to about 1:2

and one or more aqueous carriers

wherein the oral composition is in the form of a toothpaste or mouthrinse, is non-ingestible, and has a pH of from about 5.0 to about 9.5.

Priority:

Inventor: MICHAEL DANIEL WAYNE [US]; BERRY GREGORY [US]; UPSON JAMES GRIGG [US]


Patent No.: US5940923A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Dental implant cleaning system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 904727   Filing Date: 01/Aug/1997

Abstract:

The present invention provides an improved device for cleaning dental implant posts comprising a handle specifically adapted for ease of use by a person of limited or impaired dexterity or muscle control or a care giver and a series of brush and pick attachments specifically adapted for cleaning dental implant posts. This handle configuration eliminates the need for a pencil-like grip.

Priority:

Inventor: GUNNING COLLEEN K [US]


Patent No.: US5941256A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Dental hygiene article

Applicant/Assignee: GILLETTE CANADA INC

Application No.: 772891   Filing Date: 24/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A dental hygiene article, including a dental floss, and a microcapsule associated with a portion of the floss. The microcapsule includes a pigment encapsulated within the microcapsule for changing the color of a portion of the floss associated with the microcapsule upon rupture of the microcapsule as an indication of use or release of an active agent.

Priority:

Inventor: GUAY GORDON G [US]; SPENCER JEAN L [US]; DUFF RONALD R [US]


Patent No.: US5941641A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Wrap-around recloseable pouch

Applicant/Assignee: KRAFT FOODS, INC

Application No.: 73977   Filing Date: 07/May/1998

Abstract:

A flexible pouch is provided which includes a flexible product-confining compartment that is folded upon itself. The compartment has a closure assembly adjacent to its mouth, and a wrap-around flexible flap extends above or beyond the mouth. A deadfold strip is associated with the flexible flap such that the flexible flap can wrap partially or entirely around the compartment, depending primarily upon the amount of product within the compartment, with the compartment also folded on itself in response to the amount of product within the compartment.

Priority:

Inventor: KINIGAKIS PANAGIOTIS [US]; GREGORY III JOSEPH L [US]


Patent No.: US5942016A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Moving cleaner

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 930364   Filing Date: 23/Sep/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP96/01291 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 23, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 23, 1997 PCT Filed Mar. 23, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/30572 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 3, 1996The invention relates to a travelling cleaner (1) for textile machines, in particular spinning and weaving machines, which has a blowing and sucking device (3) and also a filter device (4). The filter device (4) has a tubular filter cartridge with at least one lateral casing opening, via which the filter interior space is connected to the blowing and sucking device (3) by a lateral air connection (12). The casing opening (14) is formed as a longitudinally running, preferably I-shaped, slit. For cleaning the filter, a filter-cleaning apparatus (20) is provided, which travels axially over the filter casing (11) with a suction tube (22a) and a plurality of blowing nozzles (23a) and cleans it zone by zone with an intense air jet.

Priority: DE19952005007U Applic. Date: 1995-03-24; DE19952005006U Applic. Date: 1995-03-24; WO1996EP01291 Applic. Date: 1996-03-23

Inventor: STEINIKE ULRICH I [DE]


Patent No.: US5942211A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Antiseptic dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY

Application No.: 774990   Filing Date: 27/Dec/1996

Abstract:

An improved stable acidic antiseptic dentifrice composition with therapeutically effective amounts of essential oils formulated at a pH of between 3.0 and 5.5 is disclosed. Also disclosed is an improved stable acidic antiseptic and anticaries dentifrice composition with essential oils and one or more fluorine-releasing compounds, formulated at a pH of between 3.0 and 5.5.

Priority: US1994-280098 Applic. Date: 1994-07-25

Inventor: HARPER D SCOTT [US]; PARIKH RITA M [US]; ALLI DHANANJAYA [US]; TALWAR ANIL [US]


Patent No.: US5942237A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Pharmaceutical preparation for topical administration of antigens and/or vaccines to mammals via a mucosal membrane

Applicant/Assignee: LYFJATHROUN H.F

Application No.: 501112   Filing Date: 06/Oct/1995

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DK94/00062 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 6, 1995 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 6, 1995 PCT Filed Feb. 14, 1994 PCT Pub. No. WO94/17827 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 18, 1994A novel type of formulation for the topical administration of antigens and/or vaccines to mammals via mucosal membranes comprising one or more adjuvants/vehicles selected from (a) polyoxyethylene sorbitan monoesters, (b) polyoxyethylene castor oil, (c) caprylic/capric acid glycerides and (d) gangliosides in an amount of 0.01 to 15% (v/v) calculated on the total volume of the preparation. This formulation enhances the immunological response n a mammal following mucosal administration, e.g. nasal, oral, rectal or vaginal application.

Priority: DK19930000170 Applic. Date: 1993-02-15; WO1994DK00062 Applic. Date: 1994-02-14

Inventor: GIZURARSON SVEINBJORN [IS]; HERON IVER [DK]


Patent No.: US5942272A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Organoleptic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: GIVAUDAN-ROURE (INTERNATIONAL) SA

Application No.: 791342   Filing Date: 31/Jan/1997

Abstract:

A compound of the formula used as an odorant and/or flavorant and organoleptic compositions employing same.

Priority: CH19940001633 Applic. Date: 1994-05-26; US1995-440733 Applic. Date: 1995-05-15

Inventor: KAISER ROMAN [CH]


Patent No.: US5942290A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Molecular complex compounds of acylphosphine oxide and alpha -hydroxy ketones as photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 915776   Filing Date: 21/Aug/1997

Abstract:

Molecular complex compounds comprising a mono-, bis- or trisacylphosphine oxide compound with an alpha -hydroxy ketone compound are suitable as photoinitiators for the photopolymerization of free-radically polymerizable compounds.

Priority: CH19960002115 Applic. Date: 1996-08-28

Inventor: LEPPARD DAVID GEORGE [CH]; JAMES THOMAS LLOYD [CH]; HOECK NILS [DE]; KOEHLER MANFRED [DE]; SALATHE RONALD [CH]


Patent No.: US5942496A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Methods and compositions for multiple gene transfer into bone cells

Applicant/Assignee: THE REGENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Application No.: 316650   Filing Date: 30/Sep/1994

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods, compositions, kits and devices for use in transferring nucleic acids into bone cells in situ and/or for stimulating bone progenitor cells. Type II collagen and, particularly, osteotropic genes, are shown to stimulate bone progenitor cells and to promote bone growth, repair and regeneration in vivo. Gene transfer protocols are disclosed for use in transferring various nucleic acid materials into bone, as may be used in treating various bone-related diseases and defects including fractures, osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta and in connection with bone implants.

Priority: US1994-199780 Applic. Date: 1994-02-18

Inventor: BONADIO JEFFREY [US]; GOLDSTEIN STEVEN A [US]


Patent No.: US5942530A  Issued: 24/Aug/1999

Title: Method for treating pain

Applicant/Assignee: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY

Application No.: 138495   Filing Date: 24/Aug/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for treating pain using a composition comprising certain phenyl oxazoles or phenyl thiazoles in combination with a Drug Useful in the Treatment of Pain.

Priority: US19970057389P Applic. Date: 1997-08-28

Inventor: PANETTA JILL ANN [US]; SHANNON HARLAN EDGAR [US]


Patent No.: US5944012A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Method for dispensing antioxidant vitamins by inhalation background of the invention

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 852331   Filing Date: 07/May/1997

Abstract:

A method is provided for dispensing dry powder antioxidant compounds, preferably consisting of vitamin C, vitamin E, betacarotene and a membrane permeation enhancer such as lactose. The compound is administered via a conventional dry powder inhaler to deliver said the compound into the subject's respiratory tract in order to enhance prophylactic and therapeutic effects of the antioxidant vitamins. Other antioxidant vitamins can also be included within the dry powder compound.

Priority: EP19990116932 Applic. Date: 1999-08-27; US1996-621428 Applic. Date: 1996-03-25

Inventor: PERA IVO E [US]


Patent No.: US5944033A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Dental flossing device and method therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 67335   Filing Date: 27/Apr/1998

Abstract:

An electromechanical dental flossing device is disclosed for flossing the area between a portion of the tooth and the gum tissue. The device comprises an elongated member coupled to a motor source to effect oscillation of the elongated member. The elongated member includes an intermediate portion and a tip which are capable of being received between the tooth and the gum tissue.

Priority: US1996-637501 Applic. Date: 1996-04-25; US1993-093188 Applic. Date: 1993-07-16; US1993-001521 Applic. Date: 1993-01-07

Inventor: ROBINSON DANE Q [US]


Patent No.: US5944516A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Animal tooth cleaning device and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 86924   Filing Date: 29/May/1998

Abstract:

A device for cleaning the teeth of a dog or other animal has a core element having a plurality of brushes extending therefrom and a compressible hollow outer shell having a plurality of holes, each of which is aligned with a respective one of the plurality of brushes, so that the brushes are exposed. When the animal bites against the shell, the shell is compressed, in turn causing the brushes to further protrude from the shell and exert a cleaning effect on the animal's teeth.

Priority: US19970047975P Applic. Date: 1997-05-29

Inventor: DESHAIES BRIAN [US]


Patent No.: US5944522A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Automatic cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: SULTAN CHEMISTS, INC

Application No.: 845686   Filing Date: 25/Apr/1997

Abstract:

An automatic cleaning device for delivering a cleaning fluid to a vacuum hose of a dental suction system is provided which automatically dispenses a measured amount of cleaning fluid into the vacuum hose each time that a dental instrument is changed. The automatic cleaning device includes a housing having a first end and a second end. The first end of the housing is adapted to releasably receive a hollow dental instrument, such as a suction tube. The second end of the housing is coupled to the vacuum hose. The housing of the automatic cleaning device includes a cavity which extends from the first end to the second end and a reservoir is disposed within the housing, the reservoir containing a cleansing fluid. A hollow piston is disposed within the housing and coupled to the first end of the housing such that receipt of the hollow dental instrument in the first end of the housing causes a forward-backward longitudinal movement of the hollow piston. The hollow piston provides an air-flow passage between the first end and the second end of the housing to provide air flow from the hollow dental instrument to the vacuum hose. A pair of longitudinally spaced apart protrusions extend outwardly from an outer surface of the hollow piston. A tab extends across a portion of the reservoir and contacts each of the protrusions during the forward-backward movement of the hollow piston. In accordance with a further aspect of this embodiment, the pair of protrusions are a pair of O-rings and the reservoir has an outer wall defined by the inner wall of the housing and has an inner wall defined by the outer surface of the hollow piston.

Priority:

Inventor: LONCZAK JOHN [US]; GOGGIN CHRISTOPHER [US]; HEIMAN LESTER [US]


Patent No.: US5944524A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Biohybrid dental implant

Applicant/Assignee: HUELS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 864722   Filing Date: 28/May/1997

Abstract:

A dental implant coated with a composition containing desmodontal cells, where the cells are not propagated in vitro prior to being coated on the implant.

Priority: DE19961030034 Applic. Date: 1996-07-25

Inventor: HILL FRANK [DE]; SCHINDLER FRITZ [DE]; HAEMMERLE HUGO [DE]; SCHEIDELER LUTZ [DE]


Patent No.: US5944528A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Chlorine dioxide tooth whitening compositions

Applicant/Assignee: IDEX DENTAL SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 901261   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A composition having an effective dosage of chlorine dioxide for causing a visible change in the whiteness of a tooth surface is disclosed. The composition includes a first formulation having a chlorine dioxide precursor and a second formulation having an acidulant capable of generating chlorine dioxide upon contact with the precursor. Upon admixture of the first and second formulations to produce chlorine dioxide, the composition has a pH in the range of from about 3.0 to about 4.5. To whiten teeth, the first and second formulations may be mixed with one another prior to application of the resulting mixture to the teeth. Alternatively, one of the first and second formulations may initially be applied to the teeth prior to the application of the remaining formulation. The inventive composition is formulated to cause a visible change in the whiteness of a tooth surface in a relatively short period of time.

Priority: US19960022384P Applic. Date: 1996-07-29

Inventor: MONTGOMERY R ERIC [US]


Patent No.: US5944884A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Dental porcelain composition

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 85873   Filing Date: 28/May/1998

Abstract:

A porcelain composition for dental restorations comprising a leucite crystallite phase and a glass matrix phase, wherein the leucite crystallites possess diameters not exceeding about 10 micron. Preferably, the porcelain composition has a maturing temperature from about 750 DEG to about 1050 DEG C. and a coefficient of thermal expansion from about 12x10-6/ DEG C. to about 17.5x10-6/ DEG C., and comprises: - Component Amount (wt. %) - SiO2 57-66 - Al2O3 7-15 - K2O 7-15 - Na2O 7-12 - Li2O 0.5-3. -

Priority: US1997-870965 Applic. Date: 1997-06-06; US1996-614044 Applic. Date: 1996-03-12

Inventor: PANZERA CARLINO [US]; KAISER LISA M [US]


Patent No.: US5945087A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Cyclodextrins in dental products

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 839012   Filing Date: 23/Apr/1997

Abstract:

Oral rinse and dentifrice compositions, comprising a phenolic selected from the group consisting of menthol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, thymol, triclosan, and mixtures thereof

and a cyclodextrin selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl beta -cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl beta -cyclodextrin, hydroxypropyl gamma -cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl gamma -cyclodextrin, alpha -cyclodextrin, methyl beta -cyclodextrin, and mixtures thereof. These compositions are useful in retarding the development of plaque, treating gingivitis, and in treating the presence of micro-organisms in the oral cavity.

Priority: US19960016135P Applic. Date: 1996-04-24

Inventor: NELSON DENNIS G A [US]; SHEEHAN CRAIG J [US]


Patent No.: US5945088A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Taste masking of phenolics using citrus flavors

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 47741   Filing Date: 25/Mar/1998

Abstract:

An oral rinse, dentifrice, or oral gel composition comprising: a) about 0.01 weight % to about 5 weight % of a citrus flavor, citrus flavor ingredient, or mixtures thereof

b) about 0.01 weight % to about 5 weight % of a phenolic, said phenolic selected from the group consisting of menthol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, thymol, triclosan, and mixtures thereof

and c) an orally acceptable carrier. The claimed composition is useful in retarding the development of plaque, treating gingivitis, and reducing the viable population of micro-organisms in the oral cavity of a mammal.

Priority: US19970042874P Applic. Date: 1997-03-31

Inventor: DELLI SANTI PATRICIA A [US]; NELSON DENNIS G A [US]


Patent No.: US5945418A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Inhibitors of p38

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 822373   Filing Date: 20/Mar/1997

Abstract:

The present invention relates to inhibitors of p38, a mammalian protein kinase involved cell proliferation, cell death and response to extracellular stimuli. The invention also relates to methods for producing these inhibitors. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the inhibitors of the invention and methods of utilizing those compositions in the treatment and prevention of various disorders.

Priority: US19960034288P Applic. Date: 1996-12-18

Inventor: BEMIS GUY W [US]; SALITURO FRANCESCO GERALD [US]; DUFFY JOHN PATRICK [US]


Patent No.: US5945466A  Issued: 31/Aug/1999

Title: Room temperature curable organopolysiloxane composition

Applicant/Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 861219   Filing Date: 21/May/1997

Abstract:

A room temperature curable organopolysiloxane composition including: (A) 100 parts by weight of a diorganopolysiloxane represented by the general formula (1): HO[Si(R1)2O]nH (1) wherein R1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group, and n is an integer of 15 or more

(B) from 0.1 part by weight to 20 parts by weight of an organosilane, or a partially hydrolyzed product thereof, represented by the general formula (2): (R2)mS(OR2)4-m (2) wherein R2's each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group, and m is 0, 1 or 2

(C) from 0.01 part by weight to 10 parts by weight of a curing catalyst

(D) from 20 parts by weight to 600 parts by weight of a magnesium silicate

and (E) from 5 parts by weight to 80 parts by weight of a paraffin type aliphatic hydrocarbon which is liquid or semi-solid at room temperature. This composition can be rapidly cured, even after a long-term storage.

Priority: JP19960149897 Applic. Date: 1996-05-21

Inventor: IKENO MASAYUKI [JP]; SUGAHARA HIDEKI [JP]


Patent No.: US5947603A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Resealable closure mechanism having a slider device and separate housing

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 129046   Filing Date: 04/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A closure arrangement includes a first closure profile, a second closure profile, a slider device, and a slider housing. The slider device is designed to open the package when slid in one direction and to seal the package when slid in the opposite direction. The slider housing extends from a side of the package. The slider housing is designed to receive the slider device. When the package is opened and the slider device is slid into the slider housing, access to the contents of the package is provided across the entire width of the mouth of the package.

Priority:

Inventor: TILMAN PAUL A [US]


Patent No.: US5947604A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Tamper-evident bag for protecting luggage

Applicant/Assignee: STROUT PLASTICS

Application No.: 106369   Filing Date: 29/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A flexible bag for protecting luggage includes first and second opposing panel sections joined by a gusset at a first end. The first and second panel sections are secured together along first and second opposite edges with the gusset therebetween, to form a containment region between the first and second panel sections and bordered by the first and second edges and the gusset. A mouth is defined by the first and second panel sections at a second end opposite to the first end. The mouth is movable from an open position to a closed position, and provides access to the containment region when in the open position. A tamper-evident closure arrangement is at the mouth for securing the mouth in the closed position. The closure arrangement includes an adhesive region held by the second panel section, and a flap arrangement integral to the first panel section. The flap arrangement is constructed and arranged to fold over the mouth, engage the adhesive region, and completely secure the mouth in the closed position closing all access voids to the containment region. One useful application is for protecting luggage.

Priority: US1996-747888 Applic. Date: 1996-11-13

Inventor: BANG SCOTT M [US]; CARNEY KENNETH E [US]; ANCEL BRUCE M [US]; EVERETT THOMAS S [US]; SWENSON LANCE M [US]


Patent No.: US5947728A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Dental applicator

Applicant/Assignee: ARNEL, INC

Application No.: 70496   Filing Date: 30/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A dental applicator for applying amalgam or other filling material to a tooth is provided, in which a plunger is arranged to reciprocate into and out of a barrel to thereby eject and administer the amalgam or filling material. The barrel and/or plunger are fabricated from plastic and/or metal or metallic material provided with a coating, to inhibit or totally prevent amalgam residue from solidifying and adhering to the barrel or plunger.

Priority: US19970062479P Applic. Date: 1997-10-17

Inventor: RIEBL RONALD K [US]; RIEBL DOUGLAS K [US]; RIEBL GARY K [US]


Patent No.: US5947893A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Method of making a porous prosthesis with biodegradable coatings

Applicant/Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

Application No.: 241841   Filing Date: 12/May/1994

Abstract:

Medical devices, most particularly prosthesis, are defined having at least one porous tissue-mating surface. The tissue-mating surface of the device includes therein a pharmacologically active substance within a biodegradable carrier, such as a polymer or a biodegradable ceramic, such as calcium phosphate. A biodegradable composition of the drug and carrier is impregnated within the pores of the tissue-mating surfaces of the device. The device thereby provides for the long-term release of pharmacologically active substances upon implant. The prosthesis of the present invention provides for enhanced rigid fixation, as pores at the surface of said device provide for bony ingrowth as biodegradable material impregnated therein degrades. Pharmacologically active substances within the biodegradable composition also enhances the rate of bony in-growth where said substances are particularly osteoinductive. The structure of the present device effectively delivers pharmacologically active substances to tissue- (e.g., to bone) mating surfaces as they are positioned directly against the tissue/bone surfaces upon implant. Methods for preparing said prosthesis, as well as methods for facilitating the delivery of a pharmacologically active substance at a tissue (bone) prosthesis are also disclosed.

Priority: US1994-234024 Applic. Date: 1994-04-28; US1994-234323 Applic. Date: 1994-04-27; US1994-332537 Applic. Date: 1994-10-31

Inventor: AGRAWAL MAULI C [US]; SCHENCK ROBERT C [US]


Patent No.: US5948249A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Pipe seal capable of use with a filter bag and the like

Applicant/Assignee: YKK CORPORATION

Application No.: 947433   Filing Date: 08/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A sealing device 2 for forming a seal against an object such as a pipe surface 12 comprises a sealing strip 6 having a deformable inner pad 8, which is held tightly on the object by a slide fastener 18. The fastener 18 is preferably a hermetic zip fastener. A sealing device of the present invention may be used with a filter bag and the like.

Priority: GB19960020924 Applic. Date: 1996-10-08

Inventor: SCOTT MICHAEL H [GB]


Patent No.: US5948388A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Chewable softgel oral hygiene product

Applicant/Assignee: SOFT GEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 96808   Filing Date: 12/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A chewable softgel formulation to deliver water soluble vitamins and supplements to improve dissolution time and availability. The formulation contains components design for the elimination and prevention of dental caries, bad breath, gingivitis and also inner ear infections.

Priority:

Inventor: STEELE DONALD R [US]; MONTES REBECCA [US]


Patent No.: US5948390A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Stable zinc/citrate/CPC oral rinse formulations

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 135948   Filing Date: 18/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A stable oral rinse or clear oral gel composition, comprising: a) about 0.01% by weight to about 1% by weight of hydrated zinc cations

b) about 0.01% by weight to about 4% by weight of fully or partially protonated citrate moieties

c) about 0.01% by weight to about 2% by weight of cetyl pyridinium cations

and d) an orally acceptable vehicle

wherein said composition has a pH of from about 3.0 to about 4.5.

Priority: US19970056766P Applic. Date: 1997-08-25

Inventor: NELSON DENNIS G A [US]; ORTEGA ALEJANDRO V II [US]


Patent No.: US5948415A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Ornithine derivatives, a process for their preparation, methods of their use and a composition comprising them

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 633497   Filing Date: 17/Apr/1996

Abstract:

The present invention relates to new compounds, which are N delta -substituted ornithine derivatives, having the formula (I)HOOC-CH(NH2)-(CH2)3-NH-(X)h-(CH2)j-(CHOH)k-(CH2)m-(O)n-(CH2)p-Rin which R represents a hydrocarbon alkyl radical or a perfluorinated alkyl radical, X is a divalent radical chosen from -CO-O-, -CO-NH- and -SO2-, h, j, k, m and n are, independently, zero or 1 and p is zero to 4, a salt of a compound of formula (I), an optical isomer of D or L configuration thereof or a mixture thereof. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of these compounds, to their use, especially in cosmetics, and to compositions, especially cosmetic compositions, comprising them.

Priority: FR19950004746 Applic. Date: 1995-04-20

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; BORDIER THIERRY [FR]


Patent No.: US5948428A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors

Applicant/Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION

Application No.: 761468   Filing Date: 06/Dec/1996

Abstract:

The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising a morphogenic protein stimulatory factor (MPSF) for improving the tissue inductive activity of morphogenic proteins, particularly those belonging to the BMP protein family. Methods for improving the tissue inductive activity of a morphogenic protein in a mammal using those compositions are provided. This invention also provides implantable morphogenic devices comprising a morphogenic protein and a MPSF disposed within a carrier, that are capable of inducing tissue formation in allogeneic and xenogeneic implants. Methods for inducing local tissue formation from a progenitor cell in a mammal using those devices are also provided. A method for accelerating allograft repair in a mammal using morphogenic devices is provided. This invention also provides a prosthetic device comprising a prosthesis coated with a morphogenic protein and a MPSF, and a method for promoting in vivo integration of an implantable prosthetic device to enhance the bond strength between the prosthesis and the existing target tissue at the joining site. Methods of treating tissue degenerative conditions in a mammal using the pharmaceutical compositions are also provided.

Priority: US1995-570752 Applic. Date: 1995-12-12

Inventor: LEE JOHN C [US]; YEH LEE-CHUAN C [US]


Patent No.: US5948430A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Water soluble film for oral administration with instant wettability

Applicant/Assignee: LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME GMBH

Application No.: 904607   Filing Date: 01/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A composition containing therapeutic agents and/or breath freshening agents for use in the oral cavity is disclosed. The carrier comprises water-soluble polymers in combination with certain ingredients and provides a therapeutic and/or cosmetic effect. The film is coated and dried utilizing existing coating technology and exhibits instant wettability followed by rapid dissolution/disintegration upon administration in the oral cavity.

Priority: DE19961046392 Applic. Date: 1996-11-11

Inventor: ZERBE HORST GEORG [US]; GUO JIAN-HWA [US]; SERINO ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US5948776A  Issued: 07/Sep/1999

Title: Compositions and methods for treating bone deficit conditions

Applicant/Assignee: ZYMOGENETIC, INC OSTEOSCREEN, INC

Application No.: 808739   Filing Date: 28/Feb/1997

Abstract:

Compounds containing two aromatic systems covalently linked through a linker containing one or more atoms, or "linker" defined as including a covalent bond per se so as to space the aromatic systems at a distance 1.5-15 ANGSTROM , are effective in treating conditions associated with bone deficits. The compounds can be administered to vertebrate subjects alone or in combination with additional agents that promote bone growth or that inhibit bone resorption. They can be screened for activity prior to administration by assessing their ability to effect the transcription of a reporter gene coupled to a promoter associated with a bone morphogenetic protein and/or their ability to stimulate calvarial growth in model animal systems.

Priority: US1996-736318 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23

Inventor: PETRIE CHARLES [US]; ORME MARK W [US]; BAINDUR NAND [US]; ROBBINS KIRK G [US]; MUNDY GREGORY R [US]


Patent No.: US5951286A  Issued: 14/Sep/1999

Title: Device for the removal of installed dowel pins

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 20485   Filing Date: 09/Feb/1998

Abstract:

Disclosed is a device for the removal of dental dowel pins that consists of a hollow boring bit for use with an otherwise conventional dental drill. The inside diameter of the hollow bit is of a size sufficient to accept a dental dowel pin of a conventional size, thus providing a means by which to bore around a dowel in order to remove it from the tooth structure in which it is implanted.

Priority:

Inventor: RHODES CHARLES R [US]


Patent No.: US5951295A  Issued: 14/Sep/1999

Title: Ceramic fused fiber enhanced dental materials

Applicant/Assignee: MATERIALS EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT USA, INC

Application No.: 875971   Filing Date: 08/Aug/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/01800 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 8, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 8, 1997 PCT Filed Feb. 8, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/24631 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 15, 1996The preferred embodiment of the present invention provides novel and unique filler compositions and ceramic enhanced dental materials. The preferred embodiment of the composition and the ceramic dental restorative materials made therefrom comprise a rigid three-dimensional network of fibers fused together at their points of contact wherein said network is greater than 60% by volume void space, has mean pore diameters greater than 10 microns, or both.

Priority: WO1996US01800 Applic. Date: 1996-02-08

Inventor: LYLES MARK B [US]; RITSCO RONALD G [US]


Patent No.: US5951966A  Issued: 14/Sep/1999

Title: Compound toothpaste and a method of making it

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 776463   Filing Date: 07/Mar/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/CN95/00059 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 7, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 7, 1997 PCT Filed Jul. 10, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/01767 PCT Pub. Date Jan. 25, 1996This invention relates to a compound toothpaste which includes a housing part and a paste part The paste part is composed of several pastes which are separated by biomacromolecule colloid diaphragm. The housing part may include lubricant membrane covered on inside wall and a cutter which is arranged on exit and towards the paste parts. Because the toothpaste contains several pastes, function can be raised. Since a biomacromolecule colloid diaphragm is adopted, packing system which has simple structure is provided which eliminates remainder from the housing.

Priority: CN19941008318 Applic. Date: 1994-07-10; WO1995CN00059 Applic. Date: 1995-07-10

Inventor: WANG HAISHENG [CN]


Patent No.: US5952008A  Issued: 14/Sep/1999

Title: Processes for preparing compositions for inhalation

Applicant/Assignee: AB ASTRA

Application No.: 858122   Filing Date: 19/May/1997

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical composition including a mixture of active compounds (A) a pharmaceutically active polypeptide, and (B) an enhancer compound which enhances the systemic absorption of the polypeptide in the lower respiratory tract of a patient, the mixture being in the form of a dry powder for inhalation in which at least 50% of the total mass of the active compounds consists of primary particles having a diameter less than or equal to about 10 microns, the primary particles optionally being formed into agglomerates.

Priority: SE19930002198 Applic. Date: 1993-06-24; SE19940000371 Applic. Date: 1994-02-04; US1995-468418 Applic. Date: 1995-06-06; US1994-265237 Applic. Date: 1994-06-23

Inventor: BAECKSTROEM KJELL GOERAN ERIK [SE]; DAHLBAECK CARL MAGNUS OLOF [SE]; EDMAN PETER [SE]; JOHANSSON ANN CHARLOTTE BIRGIT [SE]


Patent No.: US5952385A  Issued: 14/Sep/1999

Title: Mercapto derivatives as inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase

Applicant/Assignee: CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Application No.: 889379   Filing Date: 08/Jul/1997

Abstract:

This invention is directed to a pharmacologically acceptable composition for inhibiting nitric oxide synthase in a mammal, which includes a mercapto derivative and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The invention also concerns a method of inhibiting nitric oxide synthase, selectively inhibiting the inducible isoform of nitric oxide synthase, and treating various conditions where there is an advantage in inhibiting nitric oxide biosynthesis. The method includes the step of administering to a mammal a mercapto derivative in pure form or in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

Priority: US1995-410312 Applic. Date: 1995-03-24

Inventor: SOUTHAN GARRY J [US]; SALZMAN ANDREW L [US]; SZABO CSABA [US]


Patent No.: US5954061A  Issued: 21/Sep/1999

Title: Cigarette aeration and filtration device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 170256   Filing Date: 13/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A device comprising a filter and a rod which is capable of insertion into a cigarette cord that has a preformed conduit extending concentrically along the longitudinal axis of the cord. The rod having a plurality of perforations along its entire length, allowing for a fresh air supply to be sucked into the rod and then intermingled through the tobacco. The filter being available in various numbers of filtering ring elements which allow for a selection of filtering strength. The device is made of materials that would allow it to be reusable. As the cigarette cord burns down, the increased supply of fresh air will result in a reduction in the percentages of particulate matter (tars, nicotine,etc). By varying the number of filters, the taste will selectively be controlled by the user.

Priority: US19970069229P Applic. Date: 1997-12-11

Inventor: CARDARELLI VENANZIO [US]


Patent No.: US5954867A  Issued: 21/Sep/1999

Title: Self setting calcium phosphate cements and methods for preparing and using them

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION ASSOCIATION

Application No.: 845316   Filing Date: 25/Apr/1997

Abstract:

The invention includes methods and compositions relating to calcium phosphate cements, which self-harden substantially to hydroxyapatite at ambient temperature when in contact with an aqueous medium. More specifically the cements comprise a combination of one or more sparingly soluble calcium phosphates other than tetracalcium phosphate with an aqueous solution adjusted with a base to maintain a pH of about 12.5 or above and having sufficient dissolved phosphate salt to yield a solution mixture with phosphate concentration equal to or greater than about 0.2 mol/L.

Priority: US1995-476659 Applic. Date: 1995-06-07; US1993-126502 Applic. Date: 1993-09-24

Inventor: CHOW LAURENCE C [US]; TAKAGI SHOZO [US]


Patent No.: US5954996A  Issued: 21/Sep/1999

Title: Dental etch and package therefor

Applicant/Assignee: CENTRIX, INC

Application No.: 680136   Filing Date: 15/Jul/1996

Abstract:

This disclosure relates to an anhydrous dental etchant composition that includes a mixture of phosphoric acid or an equivalent and anhydrous glycerin having a final acid concentration in the range of 10% to 40%, and having a trace of a color indicator therein

and a unit package and dispenser for the anhydrous dental etch that includes an applicator and a predetermined amount of anhydrous etchant which is self contained for single patient application and which can be readily disposed of after use.

Priority: US1994-275003 Applic. Date: 1994-07-13

Inventor: DISCKO JR JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US5955513A  Issued: 21/Sep/1999

Title: Very high viscosity polyvinylsiloxane impression material

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 88183   Filing Date: 01/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Improved very high viscosity (putty) two component polymerizable polyorganosiloxane composition for use in making dental impressions, having improved tear strength, handling and wettability. Improved tear strength results from inclusion of a quadri-functional polysiloxane having a vinyl content of 0.16 to 0.24 m-mole/g. Working time is maintained by including sufficient amounts of a retarder composition that delays onset of the vinyl polymerization. Handling is improved by the addition of a very high viscosity linear vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane which reduces tackiness and improves the shelf stability. Wettability is improved by including a surfactant resulting in a surface contact angle with water at three minutes of less than 50 DEG . The surfactant chosen has an HLB of 8-11, such that the wetting contact angle is achieved within less than two minutes and remains wetting throughout the working time of the impression taking, substantially improving the impression making process.

Priority: US1997-910874 Applic. Date: 1997-07-13; US1996-612630 Applic. Date: 1996-03-06; US1995-490690 Applic. Date: 1995-04-13

Inventor: HARE ROBERT V [US]


Patent No.: US5955514A  Issued: 21/Sep/1999

Title: Dental composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 995997   Filing Date: 22/Dec/1997

Abstract:

The invention provides dental cement compositions and methods of using them for binding hard tooth material, metal and ceramic. The cement compositions include shelf stable complexes of ethylenically unsaturated monomers reacted with cations. The cements have superior adhesion to tooth without separately acid etching dentin or enamel. Compositions of are useful as dental luting cements, liners, pit and fissure seal bases and restoratives

Priority: US1994-259833 Applic. Date: 1994-06-15; US1993-049221 Applic. Date: 1993-04-19

Inventor: HUANG CHIN-TEH [US]; LU KEWANG [US]; FAN MINGXIN [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US5955602A  Issued: 21/Sep/1999

Title: Branched lactose containing polysacharides and compositions containing them

Applicant/Assignee: NESTLE S.A

Application No.: 516783   Filing Date: 18/Aug/1995

Abstract:

The present invention concerns a new branched natural soluble polysaccharide comprising a main chain having repeating side chains which are only made of lactose units, possibly substituted. The present invention also concerns the microorganism by which this branched polysaccharide may be obtained and the food composition, the cosmetical composition and the pharmaceutical composition comprising said branched polysaccharide and/or microorganism.

Priority: EP19940870139 Applic. Date: 1994-08-19

Inventor: FAVRE NICOLE [CH]; LEMOINE JEROME [FR]; NEESER JEAN-RICHARD [CH]


Patent No.: US5957942A  Issued: 28/Sep/1999

Title: Oral hygiene device having plaque collection and quantification capabilities

Applicant/Assignee: YUDELMAN, GILLIAN C

Application No.: 915133   Filing Date: 20/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A dual-use tongue scraper is described, which can be used for routine oral hygiene maintenance and also research collection, quantification and analysis of plaque deposited on a subject's tongue. The scraper includes structure such as protuberances, apertures and porous bodies which collect plaque as it is scraped from a subject's tongue. In some embodiments such structure also arrays the plaque in a manner for visual quantification. The plaque may also be removed from the device for direct measurement and analysis. The method of the device's use for collection, quantification and analysis of plaque, as well as the method of its use for application of compositions to a subject's tongue, are also described.

Priority:

Inventor: YUDELMAN CLIFFORD A [US]


Patent No.: US5957954A  Issued: 28/Sep/1999

Title: Teething gel applicator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 47714   Filing Date: 25/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A teething gel applicator including a teether. The teether has a chewing portion sized to be partially inserted into a child's mouth. The teether has a series of depressions for holding a gel. A handle, sized to be grasped by a child, is connected to the chewing portion. A gel spreader, that is removably secured to the chewing portion, is used to fill the depressions with the gel. The gel spreader receives a vial containing the gel and rotates around the chewing portion to deposit the gel in the depressions.

Priority:

Inventor: BADALAMENTI MICHAEL J [US]; SEDLACK MARK A [US]


Patent No.: US5958093A  Issued: 28/Sep/1999

Title: Self-cleaning filter for pneumatic circuits

Applicant/Assignee: MAZZINI ICI S.P.A

Application No.: 913382   Filing Date: 29/Sep/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/IT96/00048 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 29, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 29, 1997 PCT Filed Mar. 15, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/29139 PCT Pub. Date Sep. 26, 1996A self-cleaning filter for pneumatic circuits includes a filtering baffle (1) mounted on a drum (2) rotated steadily, the flow (A) of the air to be filtered being from outside to inside the baffle (1), as well as a suction mouth (5) longitudinally positioned in the vertical mid-plane at the lowest point of the baffle (1) and externally adjacent thereto, and a blowing nozzle (6) internally adjacent to the baffle (1) at a position exactly opposite the mouth (5), both the mouth (5) and the nozzle (6) extending along the whole length of the filtering baffle (1). The nozzle (6) has a plurality of aligned bores suitable to emit a narrow jet of counter-current air, with adjustable incidence, and the mouth (5) is shaped as a trapezoidal hopper with a small adjustable blowing nozzle (C) at one end.

Priority: IT1995MI00546 Applic. Date: 1995-03-20; WO1996IT00048 Applic. Date: 1996-03-15

Inventor: NANI EROS [IT]; BONANDRINI ANDREA [IT]


Patent No.: US5958381A  Issued: 28/Sep/1999

Title: Bis-biguanide antiplaque dentifrice exhibiting reduced staining

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 41452   Filing Date: 12/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A dual component chlorhexidine dentifrice composition in which the first component contains a bis-biguanide antibacterial agent and the second component contains an abrasive incompatible with the bis-biguanide, wherein maximum antibacterial effect on dental tissue with reduced staining is achieved when the components and are physically separated prior to use and are mixed upon application to dental tissue.

Priority:

Inventor: CURTIS JOHN P [US]; SIMONE ALEXANDER J [US]; GREENFEDER SUSAN [US]; SIDDIQUI ZEHRA [US]


Patent No.: US5958441A  Issued: 28/Sep/1999

Title: Devices comprising chondrogenic protein and methods of inducing endochondral bone formation therewith

Applicant/Assignee: STRYKER BIOTECH CORPORATION

Application No.: 449699   Filing Date: 24/May/1995

Abstract:

Disclosed are (1) osteogenic devices comprising a matrix containing substantially pure natural-sourced mammalian osteogenic protein

(2) DNA and amino acid sequences for novel polypeptide chains useful as subunits of dimeric osteogenic proteins

(3) vectors carrying sequences encoding these novel polypeptide chains and host cells transfected with these vectors

(4) methods of producing these polypeptide chains using recombinant DNA technology

(5) antibodies specific for these novel polypeptide chains

(6) osteogenic devices comprising these recombinantly produced proteins in association with an appropriate carrier matrix

and (7) methods of using the osteogenic devices to mimic the natural course of endochondral bone formation in mammals.

Priority: US1993-147023 Applic. Date: 1993-11-01; US1992-841646 Applic. Date: 1992-02-21; US1992-827052 Applic. Date: 1992-01-28; US1990-579865 Applic. Date: 1990-09-07; US1990-621849 Applic. Date: 1990-12-04; US1992-995345 Applic. Date: 1992-12-22; US1991-810560 Applic. Date: 1991-12-20; US1990-569920 Applic. Date: 1990-08-20; US1990-600024 Applic. Date: 1990-10-18; US1990-599543 Applic. Date: 1990-10-18; US1990-616374 Applic. Date: 1990-11-21; US1990-483913 Applic. Date: 1990-02-22; US1989-422613 Applic. Date: 1989-10-17; US1989-315342 Applic. Date: 1989-02-23; US1988-179406 Applic. Date: 1988-04-08; US1988-232630 Applic. Date: 1988-08-15; US1990-621988 Applic. Date: 1990-12-04; US1991-660162 Applic. Date: 1991-02-22; US1989-422699 Applic. Date: 1989-10-17

Inventor: OPPERMANN HERMANN [US]; OZKAYNAK ENGIN [US]; KUBERASAMPATH THANGAVEL [US]; RUEGER DAVID C [US]; PANG ROY H L [US]


Patent No.: US5960999A  Issued: 05/Oct/1999

Title: Condiment dispenser

Applicant/Assignee: DART INDUSTRIES INC

Application No.: 45742   Filing Date: 20/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A condiment dispenser principally intended for use in the storing and dispensing of salt or pepper. The dispenser preferably includes a container housing the condiment, and having one or more pour openings extending therethrough. At least one flow controller is mounted to the container for manual rotation between closed and open positions. In the closed position the flow controller covers the associated pour opening(s). The ensure a proper seal, the flow controller may include an extending plug which seals the pour opening. In the preferred form, two flow controllers are provided, with both mounted to a common lug for rotation about a common axis. Each flow controller is associated with a different number of pour openings, such that the rate of dispensing may be varied. The flow controllers include indicia to indicate the flow rate associated therewith. The flow controllers are mounted to a removable top wall of the container, with a seal being provided about the top wall.

Priority:

Inventor: WALLAYS NELE [BE]


Patent No.: US5961327A  Issued: 05/Oct/1999

Title: Dental treatment device

Applicant/Assignee: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH & CO

Application No.: 35318   Filing Date: 05/Mar/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to a dental treatment instrument with which a dental handpiece (1), at its instrument end and/or at its hose end, is provided with unlocking planes (4a, 4b) which cooperate with correspondingly complementarily formed unlocking planes (5a, 5b) of a dental treatment instrument (2) or of a hose connection (3) of a supply hose. The treatment instrument (2) or the supply hose (3) can, because of the cooperating unlocking planes (4a, 4b

5a, 5b), be released by simple turning of the treatment instrument (2) or of the supply hose (3) relative to the dental treatment instrument.

Priority: DE19971009499 Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: LOEHN GERD [DE]


Patent No.: US5961937A  Issued: 05/Oct/1999

Title: Universal device for the thorough cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing of dental, surgical, and veterinary instruments as well as for other uses

Applicant/Assignee: BITIESS MICROTECNICA S.A

Application No.: 913157   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/IB96/00151 Sec. 371 Date Nov. 26, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Nov. 26, 1997 PCT Filed Feb. 29, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/41686 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 27, 1996A device for the sterilization of a dental, medical or similar instrument comprising a chamber (4), preferably frusto-conical in shape or downward tapering, with two walls (1, 2) separated by a hollow space, subdivided along axis into smaller spaces (3', 3'', 3''', 3''''), connected to the interior of the chamber by rings of holes (5', 5'', 5''', 5'''') with downward pointing jets, and passing at a distance (e) from the axis (K) of the chamber (4). These jets sterilize the entire internal and external surface area of the instrument along it length. The pressure upstream of the holes (5', 5'', 5''', 5''''), their diameter and direction, ensures that the lower and more contaminated part of the instrument is more thoroughly treated.

Priority: CH19950001753 Applic. Date: 1995-06-13; WO1996IB00151 Applic. Date: 1996-02-29

Inventor: GOBBATO LUCIANO [CH]


Patent No.: US5961958A  Issued: 05/Oct/1999

Title: Methods, compositions, and dental delivery systems for the protection of the surfaces of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: FOUR STAR PARTNERS

Application No.: 683778   Filing Date: 16/Jul/1996

Abstract:

The present invention discloses compositions containing a transfer agent and/or bactericidal compounds, and hydrophobic materials which form, upon application to dental surfaces, adhesive, protective and bacteria-inhibiting barriers.

Priority:

Inventor: HOMOLA ANDREW M [US]; DUNTON RONALD K [US]


Patent No.: US5962550A  Issued: 05/Oct/1999

Title: Dental filling resin composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 35264   Filing Date: 05/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A dental filling resin composition is disclosed, comprising: a reaction product between an aluminosilicate glass powder containing at least one element selected from Ca, Sr, and Ra and an organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups in one molecule thereof, a methanol-insoluble polymer, a monomer containing at least one unsaturated double bond and having no acidic group, and a polymerization initiator, and optionally a filler. The dental filling resin composition of the invention has not only superior mechanical characteristics and esthetics but also an ability to release a fluorine ion and therefore, can be suitably used for a wide variety of clinical applications such as filling restoration of tooth, core construction, or sealing of pit and fissure.

Priority: JP19970084743 Applic. Date: 1997-03-19

Inventor: AKAHANE SHOJI [JP]; SATO HISASHI [JP]; YARIMIZU HIDEKI [JP]; HIROTA KAZUO [JP]


Patent No.: US5964592A  Issued: 12/Oct/1999

Title: Nonmetallic dental post and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 897431   Filing Date: 21/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A dental prosthetic device and method of making and installing the device, the device being a nonmetallic dental post for tooth restoration, the post being fabricated in a mold from a fiber reinforced, ceramic polymer composite, the post having an anchor portion installed in a drilled and reamed post hole with an adhesive and a mounting head portion that is built up with a core material for bonding to a restoration, the post restorative having structural and composition characteristics similar to a natural tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: HITES ANDRAS A [US]; HITES GEORGE [US]; PESCATORE CHRIS [US]


Patent No.: US5965632A  Issued: 12/Oct/1999

Title: Dental cement compositions

Applicant/Assignee: SCIENTIFIC PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 880105   Filing Date: 20/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A two paste glass ionomer type dental cement system, with both pastes being, preferably, of similar consistency. The first paste represents primarily a suspension of an inert filler in a water solution of polyacrylic acid, or its copolymers with other ethylenically unsaturated acids, having molecular weight of 25,000 to 100,000 and, optionally, various additives, such as filler suspending agents, coloring agents, agents influencing working/setting time (retardants or accelerators), Theological agents, pH modifiers, etc. The other paste represents primarily a particulate glass flux containing silicon and aluminum oxides, calcium fluoride and, optionally, other inorganic salts, including aluminum phosphate, and sodium, barium and aluminum fluorides, suspended in a liquid medium consisting primarily of a water solution of a hydrophilic acrylic monomer or polymer. In order to achieve a desirable consistency, organic or inorganic thickening agents may be added in suitable quantities.

Priority:

Inventor: ORLOWSKI JAN A [US]; BUTLER DAVID V [US]; MACDONALD JEFFREY R H [US]


Patent No.: US5966910A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Automatic machine for packaging tablets in gelatine capsules

Applicant/Assignee: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A

Application No.: 945663   Filing Date: 24/Oct/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP96/01926 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 24, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 24, 1997 PCT Filed May 8, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/36307 PCT Pub. Date Nov. 21, 1996The machine includes groups of bushes (1) of dimensions suitable for the superposed and aligned containment of a base cover (14), of a tablet (52) and of a lid cover (14). By use of a moving device, the groups of bushes are brought into interaction in succession with (a) a station (5) which feeds into the bushes a base cover orientated with the mouth upwards, (b) a station (6) which feeds into the bushes, above the base cover, a tablet (52), (c) a station (7) which feeds into the bushes the lid cover orientated with the mouth downwards, (d) a station (8) which checks the correct presence or otherwise in the bushes of the base and lid covers with the interposed tablet and which signals any anomalies to the processor which controls the machine, (e) a station (9) which subjects the assembly of the base and lid covers and the interposed table to axial compression which is capable of making the tablet enter into the covers and become enclosed by these components, (f) a station (10) for ejecting the packaged tablets from the bushes, which sorts the defective product from that which is correctly packaged, and (g) a station (11) for cleaning the bushes.

Priority: WO1996EP01926 Applic. Date: 1996-05-08; IT1995BO00239 Applic. Date: 1995-05-19

Inventor: RIBANI ANGIOLINO [IT]; MIRRI NERIO [IT]; MARESCALCHI MARCO [IT]; CANE ARISTIDE [IT]


Patent No.: US5967154A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Dental hygiene filament

Applicant/Assignee: VISION INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION, INC

Application No.: 71911   Filing Date: 04/May/1998

Abstract:

Dental hygiene filament, for use as dental floss or as bristles for a tooth brush for flossing and/or brushing teeth, comprising an elongated body defining an exterior surface having an abrasive, granular substance, such as pumice, uniformly distributed thereon. The granular material is firmly attached to the filament so that, when used as dental floss, pulling on the ends of the floss between the teeth allows for aggressive and efficient removal of plaque while moving the dental floss across the surface, as recommended by dentists. In addition, the irregular surface area acts to cause additional frictional interaction between the filament's granular material and the tooth surface, quickly and efficiently removing the plaque and providing a greater surface area for removing plaque. Each filament embodiment may include a microbicide for preventing bacterial growth.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDERSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US5967155A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Medicated dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 112862   Filing Date: 09/Jul/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a medicated dental floss comprising a dental floss and at least one dental desensitizing agent. Depending upon the structure, formulation, and final effects desired a binder may also be used to attach, adhere or otherwise incorporate a dental desensitizing agent onto or into the dental floss. In order to provide various other qualities one or more other ingredients, compounds or substances such as fluorides, peroxide based compounds, abrading agents, pigmenting agents, sweeteners, and flavoring agents may also be incorporated into or utilized by the medicated dental floss disclosed herein. Regular use of such a medicated dental floss will significantly reduce the incidence of dental hypersensitivity as well as providing all other benefits normally associated with flossing and in a way that is convenient, inexpensive, and safe.

Priority: US19970052165P Applic. Date: 1997-07-10

Inventor: MARCON ROBERT VICTOR [CA]


Patent No.: US5967769A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Ready to use campfire

Applicant/Assignee: CAMPFIRE, INC

Application No.: 920086   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A portable, contained, fueled, ready-to-use campfire assembly having a fire resistant container with an upwardly facing mouth. The container is filled with a mixture of mineral spirits, paraffin wax and hardwood chips. No additional fuel, mixing, pouring, or lighting is required and a long lasting fire is provided that resists moderate winds, is readily extinguished and does not give out dangerous sparks.

Priority:

Inventor: THOMPSON WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US5967778A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Apparatus and method for disinfecting endodontic instruments during use and storage

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 14765   Filing Date: 28/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A dental or medical instrument containing device includes a container and a supporting material. The supporting material supports an instrument, such as an endodontic file, within the container. A disinfecting solution within the container permeates the supporting material such that a distal insertion end of the instrument is immersed within the disinfecting solution. The disinfecting solution is preferably capable of maintaining the distal insertion end of the instrument in at least an aseptic condition. The supporting material maintains the instrument in an upright position such that the proximal end of the instrument is readily grasped.

Priority:

Inventor: RIITANO FRANCESCO [IT]


Patent No.: US5968436A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Method of fixedly supporting biopsy specimen and embedding cassette

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 860709   Filing Date: 23/Jul/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/JP96/00196 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 23, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 23, 1997 PCT Filed Feb. 1, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/24041 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 8, 1996A method of fixedly supporting a biopsy specimen in an embedding cassette in a process for embedding a biopsy specimen sampled from the human body by a doctor for microscopic inspection, which method comprises putting the specimen in the cassette, pouring a fixedly supporting agent into the space surrounding the specimen to embed the specimen therein, and gelling the supporting agent in this state by immersing the same in a solution of a mannan gelating agent. The supporting agent to be used here is one obtained by dissolving purified mannan powder in a solvent prepared by adding an antiseptic to water. The embedding cassette to be used here comprises a lid and a container. The central portion of a flat frame is caused to protrude toward one side thereof to form a flat container. At least either the lid or the bottom of the container is formed of a transparent porous plate. A protruding edge is formed along the circumference of the opening of the container, the edge protruding toward the other side of the flat frame, and through holes communicating with both sides are formed in the flat frame in the periphery of the container.

Priority: JP19950016903 Applic. Date: 1995-02-03; WO1996JP00196 Applic. Date: 1996-02-01

Inventor: TAKEZAKI TEIJI [JP]


Patent No.: US5968480A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Oral composition exhibiting enhanced antiplaque efficacy

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 112542   Filing Date: 09/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A composition and method for the treatment and prevention of plaque accumulation on teeth wherein there is administered to the oral cavity an oral composition comprising an orally acceptable aqueous vehicle containing an effective therapeutic amount of a noncationic antibacterial agent and an acrylic polymer/polyoxyalkylene copolymer formed from about 80 to about 90% by weight of the acrylic polymer and about 5 to about 20% by weight of the polyoxyalkylene having a molecular weight greater than 4,000 and less than 20,000 the antibacterial compound exhibiting increased antiplaque activity on dental tissue.

Priority:

Inventor: BERGERON VANCE [FR]; MARCHAND JEAN-PIERRE [FR]; SCHOONBROOD HAROLD [FR]; MIRAJKAR YELLOJI RAO K [US]


Patent No.: US5968998A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Dental compositions comprising bifunctional or polyfunctional acrylic-acid esters or methacrylic-acid esters

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE STIFTUNG & CO. PRODUKTIONS-UND VERTRIEBS KG

Application No.: 47381   Filing Date: 16/Apr/1993

Abstract:

Dental compositions based on an bifunctional or polyfunctional acrylic-acid and/or methacrylic-acid esters, which contain an initiator system for radical polymerization and which additionally contain a compound of the general formula in which: Ar represents aryl or substituted aryl, R1, R2 and R3 represent hydrogen, aryl or substituted aryl, straight-chain or branched chain C1-18-alkyl, C1-18-alkoxyl or C1-17-alkoxycarbonyl, in which alkyl and alkoxyl can be substituted by halogen or aryl, in which, R1 or R2, when represented by aryl or substituted aryl, C1-18-alkyl or C1-18-alkoxyl, can be linked with Ar by a single-bond and in which, Ar, when represented by phenyl, C1-18-alkylphenyl, C1-18-alkoxylphenyl, carboxyl-C1-17-alkylphenyl or halogenphenyl, R2 can be represented by -O-, which is linked with the phenyl or phenyl moiety of Ar to a benzofuran, and in which at least one of R1 to R3 represents H, and at least one of R1 to R3 represents aryl or aryl substituted by a straight-chain or branched-chain C1-18-alkyl, C1-18-alkoxyl, carboxyl-C1-17-alkyl or halogen. As a result of the content of a compound (I) the setting phase of the dental compositions is lengthened.

Priority: DE19883842681 Applic. Date: 1988-12-19; US1989-452407 Applic. Date: 1989-12-19

Inventor: JOCHUM PETER [DE]; GUGGENBERGER RAINER [DE]; LECHNER GUNTHER [DE]; ELLRICH KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US5969000A  Issued: 19/Oct/1999

Title: Dental resin materials

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 998849   Filing Date: 29/Dec/1997

Abstract:

A dental resin composition is presented, comprising an ethoxylated bisphenol A dimethacrylate having the formulaCH2=C(CH3)CO2(C2H4O)xC6H4C(CH3) 2C6H4(OC2H4)yO2CC(CH3)=CH2wherein x+y is an integer from 1 to 20, and preferably from 2 to 7, together with a methacrylate oligomer and an optional diluent monomer. The composition is suitable for use for dental fillers adhesives, and the like, and has improved water sorption and excellent wear resistance.

Priority: US19970036184P Applic. Date: 1997-01-17

Inventor: YANG ZHENYU [US]; JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US5970561A  Issued: 26/Oct/1999

Title: Golf bag with shoe cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 95577   Filing Date: 11/Jun/1998

Abstract:

An improved golf bag with a built-in golf shoe cleaning device, which includes a base with a storage cavity therein, having a mouth exterior to the bag. A cleaning brush is mounted on a generally rectangular drawer member which is slidably inserted into mouth and fully retractable into the cavity in a closed condition, and, which is slidably extended in an open position. The drawer is biased toward an open position by a spring assembly that is mounted inside the cavity. The drawer is maintained in a closed position by a catch that may be released by the users's foot. When released, the drawer is biased outward automatically to a fully extended open position. An internal stop is attached to the rear of the drawer to prevent the drawer from completely exiting the cavity by engaging the base proximate the mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: ARCHIBEQUE JOHN S [US]


Patent No.: US5971968A  Issued: 26/Oct/1999

Title: Catheter probe having contrast media delivery means

Applicant/Assignee: IRVINE BIOMEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 288744   Filing Date: 08/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A catheter probe and methods for contrast media delivering comprising localized contrast media irrigation means for providing contrast media to the distal tip section, wherein the contrast media irrigation means is externally connected to a contrast media supply source

and shaft opening means for venting the contrast media out of the shaft distal end at an angle in relation to an axial reference line for optimal x-ray imaging, wherein the shaft opening means is connected to and in communication with a conduit of the contrast media irrigation means, and wherein the shaft opening means comprises at least one opening at an angle in relation to an axial reference line.

Priority:

Inventor: TU HOSHENG [US]; HATA CARY [US]; DE LA RAMA ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US5972311A  Issued: 26/Oct/1999

Title: Method of preventing dental caries and other oral lesions

Applicant/Assignee: DUKE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 13043   Filing Date: 26/Jan/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of preventing caries and other sugar-dependent dental and oral lesions and to a carbohydrate binding protein-based composition suitable for use therein.

Priority:

Inventor: BLACKSHEAR PERRY J [US]


Patent No.: US5972412A  Issued: 26/Oct/1999

Title: Natural triglyceride fats

Applicant/Assignee: VAN DEN BERGH FOODS COMPANY, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 918654   Filing Date: 22/Aug/1997

Abstract:

Glyceride fat which comprises a mixture of glycerides originating from seed oils which have not substantially been subjected to chemical modification, which glycerides are derived from fatty acids which comprise (a) at least 10 wt. % of C18-C24 saturated fatty acids (b) which comprise stearic and/or arachidic and/or behenic acid and/or lignoceric acid (c) oleic and/or linoleic acid, while (d) the ratio of saturated C18-acid /saturated (C20+C22+C24)-acids >/=1, preferably >/=5, more preferably >/=10, which glycerides contain calculated on total fatty acid weight (e) /=8 wt. % HOH+HHO triglycerides (i) 10 and N351, where H is a saturated C18-C24 fatty acid residue, O is an oleic acid residue and L is a linoleic acid residue.

Priority: EP19930307251 Applic. Date: 1993-09-14; EP19930202942 Applic. Date: 1993-10-20; US1996-607815 Applic. Date: 1996-02-27; US1994-301824 Applic. Date: 1994-09-07

Inventor: SASSEN CORNELIS LAURENTIUS [NL]; SCHIJF ROBERT [NL]; JURIAANSE ADRIAAN CORNELIS [NL]


Patent No.: US5973022A  Issued: 26/Oct/1999

Title: Dental composition system and method

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 742019   Filing Date: 01/Nov/1996

Abstract:

The invention provides dental composition system having curable liquid which is useful alone as a light curable composition and which is useful by mixing with a powder in preselected proportions to form dual cure compositions. The composition system is useful as bonding agent, cement, liner, base, restorative, pit and fissure sealants, and/or core build-up material, having improved adhesion to dentin. After storing the powder and the liquid in separate containers for at least two weeks and then mixing a portion of the powder and a portion of the liquid to form a mixture, the polymerizable compound polymerizes within 20 minutes of the mixing to form a first polymeric material having a flexural strength of at least 50 MPa, and an expansion in water at 37 DEG C. after 90 days of less than 1 percent by volume.

Priority:

Inventor: LU KEWANG [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL D [US]


Patent No.: US5974614A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Triple brush gum blaster

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 32819   Filing Date: 02/Mar/1998

Abstract:

An improved toothbrush which allows the user to brush the teeth and gums simultaneously while using a minimal forward and backward arm stroke, and minimize the time required for dental hygiene. The invention consists of three brushes, one inner and two outer sets of bristles. The outer brushes are designed to fit over the upper and lower gum area to clean, stimulate, and massage the entire gum.

Priority:

Inventor: ROSS KEITH B [US]


Patent No.: US5974616A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Sound producing toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 85119   Filing Date: 26/May/1998

Abstract:

A toothbrush combination including a whistle, horn, or other wind operated device releasably connected to or molded as part of the handle. The mouthpiece of the sound device can be aligned longitudinally with the toothbrush handle with the mouth engaging part facing opposite from the brush location or alternately the mouthpiece can be formed at a 90 DEG angle to the longitudinal axis of the toothbrush handle and located intermediate the brush and the opposite end of the handle. Preferably the distal end of the handle is shaped to fit a standard toothbrush holder for storage in an upright position. When so stored, liquid is free to drain from the sound chamber for the latter to be air dried to reduce bacterial growth. The sound device is preferably sculptured to form a figure, logo, character, or object which sculpture also functions as a mouth guard or safety device against inward impact forces when blowing. This toothbrush provides a new and improved dental training or promotional toothbrush that is simple and inexpensive to make, is fun and safe to use, is easily cleaned and air dried, has a long lifetime, fits a standard toothbrush holder, and includes no moving parts.

Priority:

Inventor: DREYFUS EDWARD [US]


Patent No.: US5975903A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Dental implant and implant system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 53857   Filing Date: 02/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A dental implant and dental implant system which permits installation of the dental implant in shallow bone to increase anchorage of the dental implant in bone with the dental implant having an elongated shaft adapted for insertion within the alveolar cavity and a plurality of wings connected to the shaft along its length and extending radially outwardly therefrom to form a wing span of between at least 2 mm to 14 mm from the circumference of the shaft to anchor the shaft into bone and to facilitate bone osseointergration.

Priority:

Inventor: SHOHER EDAN C [IL]; SHOHER ITZHAK [IL]


Patent No.: US5975906A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Soft polymer dental strip and process therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 931662   Filing Date: 16/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A dental strip comprised of uniformly thick, dead soft polymer, for use as a matrix in molding hardenable restorative materials. Matrixing processes for the strip permit the formation of interproximally contacting restorations without wedging

and the formation of composite restorations with smooth interproximal margins. Other processes for the strip permit the formation of removable restorations which are separated from prepared tooth surfaces by the strip

the formation of restorations with reduced resin excess

and stabilization of the strip on dental surfaces by affixing with a temporary adhesive.

Priority:

Inventor: KNUTSON ERIC J [US]


Patent No.: US5976234A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Self-setting calcium phosphate cements and methods for preparing and using them

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 846145   Filing Date: 25/Apr/1997

Abstract:

The invention includes methods and compositions relating to calcium phosphate cements, which self-harden substantially to hydroxyapatite at ambient temperature when in contact with an aqueous medium. More specifically the cements comprise a combination of one or more sparingly soluble calcium phosphates other than tetracalcium phosphate with an aqueous solution adjusted with a base to maintain a pH of about 12.5 or above and having sufficient dissolved phosphate salt to yield a solution mixture with phosphate concentration equal to or greater than about 0.2 mol/L.

Priority: US1995-478870 Applic. Date: 1995-06-07; US1993-126502 Applic. Date: 1993-09-24

Inventor: CHOW LAURENCE C [US]; TAKAGI SHOZO [US]


Patent No.: US5976468A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Apparatus and method to supply a fluid sample to an analyzer

Applicant/Assignee: SIEVERS INSTRUMENTS, INC

Application No.: 191610   Filing Date: 13/Nov/1998

Abstract:

Apparatus and methods for supplying a portion of a fluid stream and, alternately, a fluid of known composition and concentration to an analyzer are provided. The fluid stream is directed through a series of connected chambers formed in an integral housing. A sampling needle has an inlet in one of the chambers and an outlet in fluid communication with the analyzer. When desired, a tube or vial containing a known fluid may be inserted into a chamber containing the sampling needle, so that the known fluid will be supplied to the analyzer. A second needle provides ventilation to the vial to prevent the formation of a vacuum as the known fluid is drained from the vial.

Priority: US1996-629609 Applic. Date: 1996-04-09

Inventor: GODEC RICHARD D [US]; SILVESTER FRANK J [US]; BATEMAN BLAINE R [US]


Patent No.: US5976506A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Oral compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CHESEBROUGH-POND'S USA CO

Application No.: 809548   Filing Date: 13/May/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP95/03698 Sec. 371 Date May 13, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date May 13, 1997 PCT Filed Sep. 20, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/09034 PCT Pub. Date Mar. 28, 1996The invention relates to oral care products such as toothpastes with an improved sensorially-perceivable cleaning benefit. This is achieved by the inclusion in the oral care products of agglomerates, substantially free from organic and/or inorganic binding agents, whereby the agglomerates are made of at least two, chemically and/or physically different particulate materials of specified particle sizes. The inclusion of materials having a therapeutic benefit on the teeth or gums in the agglomerates such as zinc citrate provides for a further benefit in that this material is slowly released from the agglomerates, thus providing for a delivery of this material over a longer period. Upon use, the gritty-feeling agglomerates will break-down into smaller particles, thus giving the consumer the feeling of initial cleaning and subsequent polishing.

Priority: EP19940202701 Applic. Date: 1994-09-21; WO1995EP03698 Applic. Date: 1995-09-20

Inventor: VERNON PETER GEORGE [GB]


Patent No.: US5976550A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Dietary food supplement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 196527   Filing Date: 20/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A dietary food supplement for weight reduction formed of a mixture of a sugar based confectionary containing therapeutic amounts of chitosan, kava and a fat burning nutriceutical which may include choline/inusital, chromium picolinate, beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate, L-carnitine and pyruvate or any combination thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: ENGEL PETER H [US]; COHL HOWARD [US]


Patent No.: US5977166A  Issued: 02/Nov/1999

Title: Enhanced flavors using menthone ketals

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 36473   Filing Date: 24/Mar/1993

Abstract:

A method is disclosed for enhancing flavors in low moisture consumable items, including chewing gum, using menthone ketals. Chewing gum, oral compositions, pharmaceuticals, and low moisture foods containing menthone ketals are provided.

Priority: US1992-845344 Applic. Date: 1992-03-04; US1990-609879 Applic. Date: 1990-11-06

Inventor: GREENBERG MICHAEL J [US]


Patent No.: US5980129A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Apparatus for cleaning an x-ray developing machine

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 50497   Filing Date: 30/Mar/1998

Abstract:

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for cleaning residue from a transport unit of an x-ray developing machine. The transport unit has inner and outer walls which form a path for multiple film chips to travel during development of the film chips. V-grooves in the walls can become clogged with residue during normal operation of the x-ray developing machine. The apparatus includes a body and a plurality of projections extending outward from the body. The projections clear the V-grooves of residue while the apparatus is inserted between the walls and moved along the path.

Priority:

Inventor: YALE JOYCE K [US]


Patent No.: US5980251A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Laminated magnetostrictive transducer

Applicant/Assignee: COLTENE/WHALEDENT, INC

Application No.: 906575   Filing Date: 05/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A magnetostrictive transducer including a plurality of magnetostrictive laminates each having a first end and a second end. The first and second ends of the laminates include openings. The laminates are arranged in a stacked configuration and bonded together by solder at the first and second ends. At the first and second ends the solder extends through the openings of the laminates forming a solder bar therein. The solder bars bond the laminates together with increased mechanical strength and also provide increased electrical contact between the laminates.

Priority:

Inventor: SULLIVAN JOHN [US]; ABDELQADER STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US5980253A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Process for treating hard tissues

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 5885   Filing Date: 12/Jan/1998

Abstract:

In a first aspect, a method for treating hard tissue that includes: (a) applying to hard tissue a composition that includes a cationically active functional group, a free radically active functional group, and a polymerization initiator capable of initiating free radical polymerization, where the number of moles of cationically active functional groups per gram of composition is no greater than about 0.0075

and (b) exposing the composition to polymerization conditions to form an adhesive bonded to the hard tissue. In a second aspect, a method for treating hard tissue that includes: (a) applying to hard tissue a first polymerizable composition that includes a free radically active functional group and a polymerization initiator capable of initiating free radical polymerization, but is essentially free of polymerizable components having cationically active functional groups and is capable of forming an adhesive bonded to the hard tissue upon exposure to polymerization conditions

(b) applying a second polymerizable composition

and (c) exposing the second composition to polymerization conditions to form a hardened composition adhered to the hard tissue. The second composition includes (i) a cationically active functional group and (ii) an polymerization initiator capable of initiating cationic polymerization.

Priority:

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; BUI HOA T [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]


Patent No.: US5980542A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Tongue cleaner

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 236198   Filing Date: 23/Jan/1999

Abstract:

An attachment head for a prophy angle comprises a convex shape body with a plurality of radial ridges on an outside surface of the body. The attachment head rotationally cleans the upper surface of a tongue and removes foreign material and bacteria from the tongue. The attachment head can be used with or without a cleaning compound.

Priority:

Inventor: SALDIVAR NILSA M [US]


Patent No.: US5980641A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Methods and solutions for cleaning dentures

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 876149   Filing Date: 13/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A method for cleaning dentures in which a solution of about 5% carboxylic acid, an artificial sweetener and a flavoring is prepared, the dentures are placed therein and agitated. After agitation, the dentures are removed from the solution and are insertable into a wearer's mouth immediately without being rinsed, brushed or soaked. The solution is prepared by placing an amount of 25% a carboxylic acid solution in an amount of water equivalent to five times the amount of the 25% carboxylic acid solution or filling a receptacle with a known amount of water and placing a tablet having the sweetener, flavoring and an amount of carboxylic acid sufficient to provide the amount of water with a 5% carboxylic acid concentration into the receptacle. If used in combination with an ultrasonic cleaning apparatus, the solution is placed in a tank of the ultrasonic cleaning apparatus, and an ultrasonic transducer in the ultrasonic cleaning apparatus directs ultrasonic vibrations into the tank to agitate the dentures.

Priority:

Inventor: JAKUBOWSKI HENRYK P [US]


Patent No.: US5980869A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Dual phase oral compositions comprising a plant extract from the Ericaceae family

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 848627   Filing Date: 28/Apr/1997

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral formulation contained in physically separated compartments of a suitable dispenser, comprising a first oral composition comprising from about 0.5% to about 50% of an alkali metal bicarbonate salt and from about 50% to about 99.5% of one or more aqueous carriers

and a second oral composition comprising a safe and effective amount of a plant species of the Ericaceae family or its extract and from about 40% to about 99.9% of one or more aqueous carriers.

Priority:

Inventor: SANKER LOWELL ALAN [US]; NILSEN STEPHEN JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US5981300A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Test kit for analyzing body fluids and analysis method

Applicant/Assignee: M & M DENTAL-MEDIZIN GMBH

Application No.: 849659   Filing Date: 29/May/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP95/04812 Sec. 371 Date May 29, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date May 29, 1997 PCT Filed Dec. 7, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/18902 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 20, 1996A test kit is disclosed for analyzing a patient's saliva to determine the patient's risk of tooth decay, which contains: (a) a support

(b) an absorbent material in contact with said support and capable of removing saliva from the mouth and of absorbing the saliva

(c) a composition coated on said absorbent material, said composition soluble in saliva and capable of reaction inside the mouth of the patient with the saliva to reduce the pH of the saliva

and (d) a color scale for determining outside of the mouth of the patient the pH of the saliva absorbed by the absorbent material in which the composition is dissolved to measure the reaction of the composition with the saliva in the patient's mouth to determine the patient's risk of tooth decay.

Priority: DE19944444764 Applic. Date: 1994-12-16; WO1995EP04812 Applic. Date: 1995-12-07

Inventor: MOLL CLAUS-JUERGEN [DE]; PAESSENS THEODOR [DE]; ALTHOFF JORG [DE]


Patent No.: US5981412A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Bioactive ceramics and method of preparing bioactive ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 850318   Filing Date: 01/May/1997

Abstract:

A bioactive ceramic composition including 47 to 51% SiO2, 23 to 25% CaO, 23 to 25% Na2O and 0 to 6% P2O5, the bioactive ceramic having a bioacitivity level such that the composition forms at least a thin layer of HCA within about 30 hours of implantation into a patient. The bioactive ceramic composition having a crystallinity of 34 to 60 volume percent and a crystalline phase of 1Na2O.2CaO.3SiO2.

Priority: US19960017173P Applic. Date: 1996-05-01

Inventor: HENCH LARRY L [GB]; LA TORRE GUY [US]; FILHO OSCAR P [BR]; ZANOTTO EDGAR [BR]


Patent No.: US5981517A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Androstene derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: SOFT DRUGS, INC

Application No.: 840038   Filing Date: 24/Apr/1997

Abstract:

The invention provides new androstene derivatives having anti-inflammatory activity, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and methods of administering them to warm-blooded animals in the treatment of inflammation. The active compounds are alkyl 17 alpha -dichloroacetoxy-11 beta -hydroxyandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one-17 beta -carboxylates and related androstenes.

Priority: US19960017102P Applic. Date: 1996-05-09

Inventor: BODOR NICHOLAS S [US]


Patent No.: US5981591A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Sprayable analgesic composition and method of use

Applicant/Assignee: MAYOR PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 739654   Filing Date: 31/Oct/1996

Abstract:

A sprayable analgesic composition comprising an analgesic compound which is absorbed into the bloodstream through the buccal mucosa and a pharmacologically acceptable liquid carrier.

Priority: US1994-256968 Applic. Date: 1994-08-01; WO1992US10452 Applic. Date: 1992-12-04

Inventor: DEIHL JOSEPH A [US]


Patent No.: US5981620A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Dental compounds, compositions, products and methods

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 953705   Filing Date: 17/Oct/1997

Abstract:

The invention provides polymerizable dental, compounds, compositions, including the compounds and products for mixing the compositions and methods of using the compositions. Aryl acid compounds are provided in accordance with the invention. The compositions include at least one polymerizable aryl acid compound, an effective amount of a polymerization initiator, and at least 10 percent by weight of ceramic, metal and/or metal oxide filler particles having a particle size less than 500 microns. The dental products of the invention include a polymerizable composition in an enclosure having at least two chambers separated by a wall adapted to be ruptured prior to or during mixing of the composition. Compositions of the invention are preferred for use in these enclosures. Core build up material including a polymerizable acid containing compound is used to support dental crowns and adhere them to teeth in accordance with the invention.

Priority: US1996-603957 Applic. Date: 1996-02-15; US1994-259833 Applic. Date: 1994-06-15; US1993-049221 Applic. Date: 1993-04-19

Inventor: HAMMESFAHR PAUL D [US]; LU KEWANG [US]; SILVER PAUL A [US]


Patent No.: US5981718A  Issued: 09/Nov/1999

Title: Polypeptide with reduced allergenicity

Applicant/Assignee: NOVO NORDISK A/S

Application No.: 150891   Filing Date: 10/Sep/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to modified polypeptides with reduced allergenicity comprising a parent polypeptide with a molecular weight from between 10 kDa and 100 kDa conjugated to a polymer with a molecular weight (Mr) in the range of 1 kDa and 60 kDa. The modified polypeptide are produced using a process including the step of conjugating from 1 to 30 polymer molecules with the parent polypeptide. Further the invention relates to compositions comprising said polypeptides and fruther ingredients normally used in e.g. detergents, including dishwashing detergents and soap bars, household article, agrochemicals, personal care products, cosmetics, toiletries, oral and dermal pharmaceuticals, composition for treating textiles, and compositions used for manufacturing food and feed. Finally the invention is directed to uses of polypeptides with reduced allergenicity or compositions thereof for reducing the allergenicity of products for a vast number of industrial applications.

Priority: DK19940001395 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001396 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001397 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001398 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001399 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001400 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001401 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; WO1995DK00497 Applic. Date: 1995-12-07; US1997-836293 Applic. Date: 1997-05-12

Inventor: OLSEN ARNE AGERLIN [DK]; HANSEN LARS BO [DK]; BECK THOMAS CHRISTIAN [DK]


Patent No.: US5983466A  Issued: 16/Nov/1999

Title: Leakproof resealable slider closure mechanism

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 107977   Filing Date: 30/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A resealable closure mechanism includes a matable section, slider-parking section, first closure profile, second closure profile, and a slider. The first and second closure profiles have a base strip and an interlocking closure member. In the matable section, the interlocking closure members each extend a first length respective of their base strips sufficient to selectively engage. In the slider-parking section, the interlocking closure members are truncated relative to the first length. The slider has a second length greater than the distance of the slider-parking section.

Priority:

Inventor: PETKOVSEK GREGORY L [US]


Patent No.: US5984935A  Issued: 16/Nov/1999

Title: Tongue cleaner

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 179823   Filing Date: 28/Oct/1998

Abstract:

The invention provides a tongue scraping and cleaning device, including a head configured to be comfortably moved along the top surface of a tongue inside and outside of a mouth, the head including a base portion having an upper face and a lower face and a plurality of spaced-apart blades formed with active scraping surfaces and at least partly projecting from the upper face so as to cause the material scraped off the tongue to be trapped between the blades, and means for grasping the head and imparting controlled scraping movements along the tongue to effect its cleansing.

Priority: EP19990104532 Applic. Date: 1999-03-06; US19980092355P Applic. Date: 1998-07-10

Inventor: WELT TEODOR [IL]; WEISBERG JONATHAN HENRY [IL]; BUDEI RADU [RO]; BUDEI CODRINA LAURA [RO]; BUDEI BRINDUSA CRISTINA [RO]


Patent No.: US5985249A  Issued: 16/Nov/1999

Title: Sticky dental compositions for adhering a passive-type dental tray over a person's teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 949892   Filing Date: 14/Oct/1997

Abstract:

Sticky dental compositions which include a sticky, glue-like matrix material for treating a variety of tooth or gum ailments, and methods for treating teeth using such compositions. For maximum comfort, an improved dental tray that is thin-walled, flexible and lightweight is used to hold the sticky dental composition adjacent the desired tooth surfaces. The sticky dental compositions include a sticky matrix material into which is dispersed an appropriate dental agent, such as a bleaching agent, a desensitizing agent, and an anticariogenic agent, an antimicrobial agent. The matrix material preferably includes carboxypolymethylene that has been partially neutralized with a base to reduce etching of the enamel. The carboxypolymethylene adds a unique stickiness to the dental composition which helps to adhere and retain the soft tray material against the person's teeth.

Priority: US1997-865910 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; US1996-722549 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27; US1995-378315 Applic. Date: 1995-01-25; US1993-099247 Applic. Date: 1993-07-28; US1992-985700 Applic. Date: 1992-12-02; US1991-718210 Applic. Date: 1991-06-20; US1990-497934 Applic. Date: 1990-03-22

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US5985271A  Issued: 16/Nov/1999

Title: Prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of group A streptococcal infection

Applicant/Assignee: NEW HORIZONS DIAGNOSTICS CORP

Application No.: 257026   Filing Date: 25/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral delivery system containing a group c streptococcal phage associated lysin enzyme for the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of Streptococcal A throat infections, commonly known as strep throat.

Priority: US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US5985320A  Issued: 16/Nov/1999

Title: Materials and methods for enhancing cellular internalization

Applicant/Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 810275   Filing Date: 03/Mar/1997

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for delivering agents across cell membranes are disclosed. The compositions include an agent to be delivered, a viscous material, such as a hydrogel, lipogel or viscous sol, and, optionally, a carrier that includes a ligand that binds to or interacts with cell surface receptors. The agent to be delivered binds to or otherwise interacts with cell surface receptors, is attached, either covalently or ionically to a molecule that binds to or interacts with a cell surface receptor, or is associated with the carrier. Agents to be delivered include bioactive compounds and diagnostic agents. The compositions have an apparent viscosity roughly equal to the viscosity of the cytosol in the cell to which the agent is to be delivered. The rate of cellular internalization is higher when the viscosity of the viscous material and that of the cytosol in the cell are approximately the same, relative to when they are not the same. The compositions enhance cellular entry of bioactive agents and diagnostic materials when administered vaginally, nasally, rectally ocularly, orally, or to the respiratory or pulmonary system.

Priority: US19960012721P Applic. Date: 1996-03-04

Inventor: EDWARDS DAVID A [US]; DEAVER DANIEL R [US]; LANGER ROBERT S [US]


Patent No.: US5985917A  Issued: 16/Nov/1999

Title: Mercapto and seleno derivatives as inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase

Applicant/Assignee: CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Application No.: 281125   Filing Date: 29/Mar/1999

Abstract:

This invention is directed to a pharmacologically acceptable composition for inhibiting nitric oxide synthase in a mammal, which includes a mercapto or seleno derivative and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The invention also concerns a method of inhibiting nitric oxide synthase, selectively inhibiting the inducible isoform of nitric oxide synthase, and treating various conditions where there is an advantage in inhibiting nitric oxide biosynthesis. The method includes the step of administering to a mammal a mercapto or seleno derivative in pure form or in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

Priority: US1995-545952 Applic. Date: 1995-10-20; US1995-410312 Applic. Date: 1995-03-24

Inventor: SOUTHAN GARRY J [US]; SALZMAN ANDREW L [US]; SZABO CSABA [US]


Patent No.: US5987913A  Issued: 23/Nov/1999

Title: Multi-serving cereal transport

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 164070   Filing Date: 30/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A stackable group of containers permit transport of up to 2+E,fra 1/2+EE cups of cereal, at least 5 oz of fruit, at least 10 teaspoons full of sugar, up to 12 oz of milk which is kept chilled for up to 8 hours by a freezable cup, each is a separate compartment. The three principle components include an insulated compartment, a cereal bowl unit, and a cereal container, each element nesting within the next successively named element. The cereal bowl unit has individual compartments for fruit and sweetener which threadingly engage other members of the bowl unit, the unit itself threading onto the cereal container. A single serving transport can be created using the cereal bowl unit and a bowl liner which alternatively snaps onto the top of the insulated compartment, when used, or the cereal bowl unit to form the single serving transport. When the full stackable group is used, a tote bag with a draw string can be used for carrying convenience and providing added thermal insulation.

Priority: US19970061009P Applic. Date: 1997-10-06

Inventor: ANDRZEJCZAK STANLEY [US]


Patent No.: US5988880A  Issued: 23/Nov/1999

Title: Resealable closure mechanism

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 83554   Filing Date: 22/May/1998

Abstract:

The resealable package includes a first panel section sealed to a second panel section along two side edges and a bottom edge. The sealed edges define an enclosed region having a mouth that provides access to the enclosed region. The package also includes a closure arrangement for opening and sealing the mouth. The closure arrangement is oriented in the mouth and secured to the first and second panel sections. The closure arrangement and a seal along one of the side edges define a gap having a first area. The closure arrangement includes two closure profiles. Each closure profile has a base strip and an interlocking closure member extending from the base strip. The two closure profiles are designed to selectively interlock. The interlocking closure member of the first closure profile is designed to reduce the area of the gap between the closure arrangement and the side seal.

Priority:

Inventor: TOMIC MLADOMIR [US]


Patent No.: US5989526A  Issued: 23/Nov/1999

Title: Tooth bleaching

Applicant/Assignee: NOVO NORDISK A/S COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 19261   Filing Date: 05/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides safe products for bleaching teeth. Oral compositions comprising at least one oxidoreductase fulfil said criteria without the presence of peroxide or with only very little peroxide present. The invention also relates to an oral care product comprising the oral composition of the invention, a method of bleaching teeth, a method for using said oral care products and the use of oxidoreductases for oxidation of teeth stains.

Priority: DK19950000926 Applic. Date: 1995-08-18; DK19950001048 Applic. Date: 1995-09-20; WO1996DK00350 Applic. Date: 1996-08-19

Inventor: AASLYNG DORRIT [DK]; TSUCHIYA RIE [DK]; GAFFAR ABDUL [US]; SMITH SAHAR F [US]


Patent No.: US5989569A  Issued: 23/Nov/1999

Title: Delivery system for a tooth whitener using a permanently deformable strip of material

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 870665   Filing Date: 06/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A delivery system for an oral care substance includes a strip of material having a yield point and thickness such that the strip of material substantially conforms to a shape of a tooth via permanent deformation under a pressure less than about 250,000 Pascals when the delivery system is placed thereagainst. The delivery system also includes an oral care substance applied to the strip of material such that when the delivery system is placed on a surface of the tooth, the substance contacts the surface providing an active onto the surface. The substance also provides adhesive attachment between the strip of material and the surface to hold the delivery system in place for a sufficient time to allow the active to act upon the surface. The substance has an extrusion resistance sufficient to withstand a normal force applied to deform the strip of material so that the substance is not substantially extruded from between the strip of material and the surface during manual deformation of the strip of material. A method of delivery includes pre-coating the strip of material, having the wearer apply substance to the strip of material, or having the wearer apply the substance directly to the surface before applying a strip of material.

Priority: WO1998US17774 Applic. Date: 1998-08-04

Inventor: DIRKSING ROBERT S [US]; SAGEL PAUL A [US]; TWEDDELL III RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US5989604A  Issued: 23/Nov/1999

Title: Xylitol-containing non-human foodstuff and method

Applicant/Assignee: ADORE-A-PET, LTD

Application No.: 767001   Filing Date: 19/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A pet foodstuff and treatment method for reducing the incidence of dental caries in non-human animals is provided. The treatment method includes orally administering the xylitol by allowing the pet to consume the xylitol containing foodstuff in an effective amount. The pet foodstuff is composed of an effective amount of xylitol and an edible pet food. The xylitol may be present as a coating or in bulk.

Priority:

Inventor: WOLF PHYLLIS [US]; PELDYAK JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US5992429A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Method for cleaning semiconductor wafers with an external heat source

Applicant/Assignee: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES

Application No.: 815959   Filing Date: 13/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A method of cleaning semiconductor wafers by use of a heat source external to the system is disclosed. The semiconductor wafers are disposed within a vacuum chamber having a transmissive window, and a radiant heat source external to the chamber is applied so that the radiation passes through the window onto the semiconductor wafers. The invention has particular application to semiconductor wafers used for photocathodes and image intensifier tubes.

Priority:

Inventor: PECKMAN ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US5992501A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Floor lead-through element for an inversion casting vessel

Applicant/Assignee: MANNESMANN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 913181   Filing Date: 14/Oct/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DE96/00256 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 14, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 14, 1997 PCT Filed Feb. 7, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/27465 PCT Pub. Date Sep. 12, 1996An inversion casting vessel includes a melt-filled container with a hole in the floor through which a metal strip is drawn. As the strip is drawn through the container, crystallization of the melt on the metal strip occurs, thereby forming a metal strand. The hole in the floor is a slit shaped channel through which the strip is run in a low-contact manner. The container also includes a cooling device for cooling the melt in the area of the slit shaped channel. The cooling device maintains the temperature of the melt around the channel to create a two-phase field of the melt, one of the phases being crystal, making up 50%-90% of the two phase field. The metal strip first contacts the melt at the two-phase field of the melt as the strip is run through the melt container.

Priority: DE19951009691 Applic. Date: 1995-03-08; WO1996DE00256 Applic. Date: 1996-02-07

Inventor: EL GAMMAL TAREK [DE]; HAMACHER PETER [DE]; VONDERBANK MICHAEL [DE]; PLESCHIUTSCHNIGG FRITZ-PETER [DE]; VON HAGEN INGO [DE]


Patent No.: US5993413A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Intraoral administration device and system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 68394   Filing Date: 03/Sep/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FI96/00609 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 3, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 3, 1998 PCT Filed Nov. 11, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/17037 PCT Pub. Date May 15, 1997An intraoral administration device having an elongated, substantially plate-like arcuate oral screen designed to conform to the teeth and intended to be accommodated in the space between the teeth and the lips. The oral screen includes containers for the agent to be administered intraorally, which containers have provision for allowing the free entrance of saliva into the container and its exit therefrom. An administration system using the administration device and an active agent, such as for example an agent against caries or otitis media is also contemplated.

Priority: FI19950005389 Applic. Date: 1995-11-09; WO1996FI00609 Applic. Date: 1996-11-11

Inventor: AALTONEN ANTTI SAKARI [FI]; SUHONEN JOUKO [US]


Patent No.: US5993784A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Low foaming therapeutic toothpastes with improved cleaning and abrasion performance

Applicant/Assignee: WHITEHILL ORAL TECHNOLOGIES

Application No.: 899558   Filing Date: 24/Jul/1997

Abstract:

Low foaming therapeutic toothpastes containing a therapeutic substance, an abrasive, a humectant, a low foam surfactant, and/or a foam control agent having improved cleaning and abrasion performance wherein: packing of the abrasive into the channels of a channeled bristle toothbrush, and abrasive/tooth surface contact, are substantially free from surfactant bubble interference such that Cleaning Efficiency Coefficient and Abrasion Efficiency Coefficient values greater than about 1.1 are achieved along with improvements in therapeutic efficacy.

Priority:

Inventor: HILL IRA D [US]


Patent No.: US5993785A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Mouthwash compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 933481   Filing Date: 18/Sep/1997

Abstract:

Aqueous solutions are disclosed which are supersaturated with respect to calcium phosphate(s) and which further comprise a stabilizing agent in an amount sufficient to enable the calcium ions and phosphate ions to remain in supersaturated solution so that it may be used as a dental rinse or mouthwash. Such solutions are suitable for treating patients having dental caries or other conditions of the oral cavity.

Priority: GB19960019464 Applic. Date: 1996-09-18; US19960026578P Applic. Date: 1996-09-18

Inventor: JOHANSEN ERLING [US]; OLSEN THOR [US]; PAPAS ATHENA [US]


Patent No.: US5993786A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Anti-carious chewing gums, candies, gels, toothpastes and dentifrices

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 88869   Filing Date: 02/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to anticarious delivery vehicles, specifically chewing gums, candies, confectioneries, toothpastes, dentifrices and gels. The invention specifically provides chewing gums, candies, confectioneries, toothpastes, dentifrices and gels containing non-toxic sparingly soluble calcium and phosphate compounds as additives, causing the release of calcium and phosphate ions into the oral cavity gradually and persistently for a period no less than 5 minutes. The invention provides released calcium phosphate ions that diffuse into partially demineralized tooth enamel or dentin, leading to remineralization and repair of caries lesions, dental plaque, open dentinal tubules and exposed dentin. The invention thus provides agents and methods for remineralization of teeth and for reducing or eradicating cariogenic challenge in plaque following sucrose intake. The formulations of the invention can thereby produce effective anticaries actions without the use of fluoride. In addition, the formulations of the invention can be used to desensitize hypersensitive teeth.

Priority: US1996-704420 Applic. Date: 1996-08-20

Inventor: CHOW LAURENCE C [US]; TAKAGI SHOZO [US]; VOGEL GERALD L [US]


Patent No.: US5994246A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Low expansion feldspathic porcelain

Applicant/Assignee: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 960684   Filing Date: 30/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A feldspathic porcelain composition is provided which comprises a continuous glassy matrix phase and a discontinuous, substantially uniformly dispersed cubic leucite crystalline phase, said composition possessing a fusion temperature of from about 800 DEG to about 1200 DEG C. Methods of making the feldspathic porcelain composition are also provided, said methods comprising the steps of forming an alkali aluminosilicate powder comprising SiO2, Al2O3, K2O and Na2O and at least one metal salt of rubidium, cesium, calcium, strontium, barium or thallium

heating the powder to effect an exchange of alkali cations with metal cations derived from said metal salt to provide a feldspathic porcelain composition which comprises a continuous glassy matrix phase and a discontinuous crystalline phase comprising cubic leucite.

Priority: US19960030292P Applic. Date: 1996-11-05; US19960031066P Applic. Date: 1996-11-15

Inventor: DENRY ISABELLE L [US]


Patent No.: US5994372A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Peripherally active anti-hyperalgesic opiates

Applicant/Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Application No.: 712881   Filing Date: 12/Sep/1996

Abstract:

Compositions and methods using the compositions for treatment of peripheral hyperalgesia are provided. The compositions contain an anti-hyperalgesia effective amount of one or more compounds that directly or indirectly interact with peripheral opiate receptors, but that do not, upon topical or local administration, elicit substantial central nervous system effects. The anti-diarrheal compound 4-(p-chlorophenyl)-4-hydroxy-N-N-dimethyl- alpha , alpha -diphenyl-1-piperidinebutyramide hydrochloride is preferred for use in the compositions and methods.

Priority: US1995-528510 Applic. Date: 1995-09-12

Inventor: YAKSH TONY L [US]


Patent No.: US5994383A  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Surfactant-based antimicrobial compositions and methods for using the same

Applicant/Assignee: WOODWARD LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 972613   Filing Date: 18/Nov/1997

Abstract:

Antimicrobial compositions and methods for preparing and using same are provided. The antimicrobial compositions are surfactant-based and contain certain benzalkonium chloride homologs. The compositions are useful in treating infections in animals and humans, and can be applied to areas including the skin, nails, and mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: DYER DAVID L [US]; GERENRAICH KENNETH B [US]


Patent No.: USRE36419E  Issued: 30/Nov/1999

Title: Use of ketorolac for treatment of squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity or oropharynx

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 49329   Filing Date: 27/Mar/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides novel methods for prevention or treatment of primary and recurring squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity or oropharynx comprising topical administration, to the oral cavity or oropharynx, of an effective amount of an NSAID, especially a composition administering from about 0.001% to about 0.2% ketorolac to the oral cavity, alone or as an adjunct to surgery and/or radiation therapy.

Priority: US1995-402587 Applic. Date: 1995-03-13

Inventor: CAVANAUGH JR PAUL FRANCIS [US]


Patent No.: US5996308A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Article processing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD

Application No.: 66631   Filing Date: 24/Apr/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to an article processing apparatus which is preferred for use in a capper which attaches a cap to a vessel. The apparatus includes a processing head, which is provided with four capping mechanisms. Each capping mechanisms on the processing head takes hold of a cap on feeder means. The processing head is then translated to a position over a conveyor and moves in tracking relationship with four vessels which are being conveyed by the conveyor to attach each cap carried by the capping mechanism to associated underlying vessel. The attachment of a cap to a vessel while the processing head moves in tracking relationship with vessels on the conveyor provides an article processing apparatus which has its processing capability enhanced as compared with the prior art.

Priority: JP19970157871 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; JP19970157872 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30

Inventor: NAKAMURA RYOHEI [JP]


Patent No.: US5996484A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Drilling fluid recovery defluidization system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 713604   Filing Date: 13/Sep/1996

Abstract:

A press process and structure is disclosed for defluidizing earth drill cuttings, thereby extracting valuable drilling additives and returning them to the drilling system while producing a dense, drier material which may be chemically treated for distillation and/or better dissolution into the environment, thereby reducing, cost in transportation and environmental treatment chemicals thus reducing environmental contamination.

Priority: US19950003781P Applic. Date: 1995-09-15

Inventor: REDDOCH JEFFREY [US]


Patent No.: US5997128A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Translational service station for imaging inkjet printheads

Applicant/Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY

Application No.: 862952   Filing Date: 30/May/1997

Abstract:

A translational inkjet printhead servicing station for an inkjet printing mechanism, particularly one having imaging printheads for creating photographic quality images, includes a collapsible spittoon having a mouth that collapses during a portion of the servicing routine to save space. Spit ledges extend into the spittoon mouth to capture ink droplets and ink aerosol by-products, with the captured ink draining from the ledges into a catch basin below. The service station includes a printhead wiper blade having a tip that removes ink residue from the printhead. A dual-direction wiper cleaning system removes liquid components of the ink residue from the wiping tip in two opposing directions. In one direction, the liquid ink residue is pulled away from the wiper tip under capillary forces created by a series of grooves formed on the surface of the wiper blade, while in the opposite direction, the liquid components are absorbed off the tip by a wiper scraper. When the spittoon is collapsed, the wiper resides within a region previously occupied by the spittoon when open.

Priority:

Inventor: LOU DAMON [US]; WAGNER DIANE R [US]; HALKOLA KYLE [US]


Patent No.: US5997302A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Method for the formation of dental restorations from condensable composites

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 23643   Filing Date: 13/Feb/1998

Abstract:

A method and kit is presented, wherein a prepared tooth cavity is etched

treated with a primer/adhesive which is cured

treated with a flowable composite and cured

and then filled with a condensable composite, using techniques and instruments developed for use with amalgams. Such techniques include transferring the composite with an amalgam carrier, and shaping and packing the composite with an amalgam plugger. The dental restoration may optionally be further etched and sealed. The kit comprises at least a condensable composite and an amalgam carrier. The condensable composite is further provided in premeasured amounts, that is, in amounts of one spill, two spills, or three spills. In another embodiment, the kit further comprises a flowable composite material, and in still another embodiment, the kit further comprises a flowable composite material and dispenser, an etchant, a primer/adhesive, a plugger, and brush tips. The kit is especially useful in forming posterior dental restorations that are aesthetic, strongly-bonded, and wear-resistant. The restorations have negligible shrinkage upon polymerization.

Priority: US1997-999945 Applic. Date: 1997-11-26

Inventor: ALPERT BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US5997624A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Self-setting calcium phosphate cements and methods for preparing and using them

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 61577   Filing Date: 16/Apr/1998

Abstract:

The invention includes methods and compositions relating to calcium phosphate cements, which self-harden substantially to hydroxyapatite at ambient temperature when in contact with an aqueous medium. More specifically the cements comprise a combination of one or more sparingly soluble calcium phosphates other than tetracalcium phosphate with an aqueous solution adjusted with a base to maintain a pH of about 12.5 or above and having sufficient dissolved phosphate salt to yield a solution mixture with phosphate concentration equal to or greater than about 0.2 mol/L.

Priority: US1996-658978 Applic. Date: 1996-06-04; US1993-126502 Applic. Date: 1993-09-24

Inventor: CHOW LAURENCE C [US]; TAKAGI SHOZO [US]


Patent No.: US5997815A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Article with antimicrobial coating

Applicant/Assignee: HUELS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 23126   Filing Date: 13/Feb/1998

Abstract:

Articles that have an antimicrobial coating containing cyanoethylated hydroxyal-kylcellulose are provided, and their use in fields where preventing microbial contamination is important, such as in the medical field, where it is critical to minimize the spread of microbes that cause infection.

Priority: DE19971005579 Applic. Date: 1997-02-14

Inventor: ANDERS CHRISTINE [DE]; HILL FRANK [DE]; HILL LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE BY F [DE]; HILL LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE BY R [DE]


Patent No.: US5997862A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Therapeutic treatment of group A streptococcal infections

Applicant/Assignee: NEW HORIZONS DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION

Application No.: 962523   Filing Date: 31/Oct/1997

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral delivery system containing a group c streptococcal phage associated lysin enzyme for the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of Streptococcal A throat infections, commonly known as strep throat.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US5998342A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Foaming enzyme spray cleaning composition and method of delivery

Applicant/Assignee: COTTRELL INTERNATIONAL, LLC

Application No.: 140709   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1998

Abstract:

This invention relates to a foaming enzyme composition and delivery method useful for the cleaning and maintenance of moist conditions of the surfaces of soiled instruments, utensils and other devices prior to final cleaning and/or sterilization. The aqueous composition preferably consists of a combination of: (1) an enzyme cleaning solution, (2) foam-building ingredients

(3) a corrosion inhibitor

and (4) an antimicrobial agent. The composition may be dispensed from a pump spray as a stable foam which covers the surfaces of the instrument to be cleaned, and remains on the surface of the instrument for at least 30 minutes, and preferably until the instruments are finally cleaned and sterilized. The composition and delivery method of the present invention is particularly useful for the pre-cleaning of complex medical instruments such as endoscopes.

Priority:

Inventor: SCOVILLE JR JOHN R [US]; NOVICOVA INNA A [US]


Patent No.: US5998495A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Ternary photoinitiator system for curing of epoxy/polyol resin compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 840093   Filing Date: 11/Apr/1997

Abstract:

Photocurable, addition polymerizable compositions contain an epoxy resin and a photoinitiator system containing (a) an epoxy resin, (b) a hydroxyl containing material and (c) a photoinitiator system comprising: (i) an iodonium salt

(ii) a visible light sensitizer

and (iii) an electron donor compound, wherein the photoinitiator system has a photoinduced potential of at least about 100 mV relative to a standard solution of 2.9x10-5 moles/g diphenyl iodonium hexafluoroantimonate and 1.5x10-5 moles/g camphorquinone in 2-butanone. The compositions cure on exposure to light in the visible spectrum and are useful in a variety of applications, including dental adhesives and composites.

Priority:

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]


Patent No.: US5998499A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Liquid crystalline (meth)acrylate compounds, composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY G.M.B.H

Application No.: 723443   Filing Date: 07/Oct/1996

Abstract:

A liquid crystalline compound, a polymeric product formed by polymerization of the liquid crystalline compound, a dental composition including the liquid crystalline compound and method of using the dental composition. Polymerization of the liquid crystalline compound results in an low volume percent shrinkage and a high conversion to polymer. The composition of the invention is useful for dental adhesive, primer, cement, pit and fissure sealant and restorative.

Priority: US1995-543950 Applic. Date: 1995-10-17; US1994-217998 Applic. Date: 1994-03-25; US1994-231535 Applic. Date: 1994-04-22

Inventor: KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]; FREY HOLGER [DE]; HOLTER DIRK [DE]; MULHAUPT ROLF [DE]


Patent No.: US5998561A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Catalyst and composition for silicone dental impression materials

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 24180   Filing Date: 17/Feb/1998

Abstract:

A curable silicone dental impression composition is presented, preferably comprising a polyorganohydrogensiloxane having at least one silicon-bonded hydrogen atom

a silicone polymer having at least alkenyl groups

a vinyl siloxane/platinum/palladium catalyst complex

and inorganic fillers and other additives known in the art. The catalyst in accordance with the present invention is a complex of 1,3-divinyltetramethyldisiloxane and hexachloroplatinic acid doped with palladium, and prevents outgassing of hydrogen. The final catalyst complex has a platinum content in the range from about 1.1%-1.2% platinum and 500-600 ppm palladium.

Priority: US19970040285P Applic. Date: 1997-03-11

Inventor: JADA SIVANANDA S [US]


Patent No.: US5998715A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Multi-tonal ligature

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 919144   Filing Date: 27/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A ligature for use on a mouthpiece of a woodwind musical instrument. The ligature has a flexible or semi-flexible body and can be fastened to encircle the mouthpiece and reed assembly. A cradle is connected to the inside of the body and an insert is removably received in the cradle. A plurality of inserts are provided for selection of a needed insert. Flaps are positioned over or under the cradle as needed to produce desired tonal effects.

Priority:

Inventor: ROVNER PHILIP L [US]


Patent No.: US5999362A  Issued: 07/Dec/1999

Title: Tape drive with tray for counteracting inverted cartridge insertion

Applicant/Assignee: EXABYTE CORPORATION

Application No.: 10131   Filing Date: 21/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A magnetic tape drive (20) has features for counteracting inverted insertion of a tape cartridge. A loading tray (30) of the drive has a displaceabie dustcover release element (72) which actuates a release lever of a dustcover of the cartridge when the cartridge is properly inserted into the tray but which displaces when an inverted cartridge is inserted into the tray. In one embodiment, the displaceable dustcover release element resiliently protrudes through an aperture (70) of a bottom wall (60) of the tray and into an interior of the tray. The tray has a bottom wall with a bottom wall edge (90) configured to extend over a dustcover lid of an inverted cartridge inserted into the tray and thereby preclude catching of the dustcovet on the bottom wall. Moreover, the tray has inverted cartridge stop members (82) provided at a position to abut an inverted cartridge upon full insertion of the inverted cartridge into the tray.

Priority: US19970036135P Applic. Date: 1997-01-21

Inventor: ULRICH MICHAEL H [US]; JOHNSON ALEXANDER S [US]; FRENCH GARY [US]


Patent No.: US6000079A  Issued: 14/Dec/1999

Title: Elements for furniture items, furniture items including such elements and method of manufacturing of such elements

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 776049   Filing Date: 17/Jan/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/SE95/00876 Sec. 371 Date Jan. 17, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Jan. 17, 1997 PCT Filed Jul. 18, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/02168 PCT Pub. Date Feb. 1, 1996A container element for a furniture item, including at least one thin-walled closeable support element being fillable with air or the like from a collapsed condition to an expanded condition, the element forming support structure and/or a cushion for a piece of furniture as an arm-chair, a sofa, a bed or the like.

Priority: SE19940002512 Applic. Date: 1994-07-18; WO1995SE00876 Applic. Date: 1995-07-18

Inventor: DRANGER JAN [SE]


Patent No.: US6000241A  Issued: 14/Dec/1999

Title: Process for making barium containing silicate glass powders

Applicant/Assignee: PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 140013   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A precursor solution composition is provided for making highly pure, fine barium-containing silicate glass powders and specifically barium aluminoborosilicate (BABS) glass powders. An atomized precursor solution containing colloidal silica, a water soluble source of barium, boric acid, and aluminum nitrate is used to make the powders. After mixing, the liquid precursor solution is formed into fine droplets, classified for size, and pyrolyzed into fine powders. The resulting spherical particles of the BABS glass is in the 0.1 to 10 micrometer size range.

Priority:

Inventor: RANADE MADHAV B [US]; WIJAYATILLEKE ROHITHA K [US]; AKHTAR M KAMAL [US]; VARGA GEOFFREY J [US]


Patent No.: US6002008A  Issued: 14/Dec/1999

Title: Substituted 3-cyano quinolines

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY

Application No.: 49718   Filing Date: 27/Mar/1998

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds having the formula: wherein: X is cycloalkyl which may be optionally substituted

or is a pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, or phenyl ring

wherein the pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, or phenyl ring may be optionally substituted

n is 0-1

Y is -NH-, -O-, -S-, or -NR-

R is alkyl of 1-6 carbon atoms

R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each, independently, hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkenyloxy, alkynyloxy, hydroxymethyl, halomethyl, alkanoyloxy, alkenoyloxy, alkynoyloxy, alkanoyloxymethyl, alkenoyloxymethyl, alkynoyloxymethyl, alkoxymethyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, alkylsulphinyl, alkylsulphonyl, alkylsulfonamido, alkenylsulfonamido, alkynylsulfonamido, hydroxy, trifluoromethyl, cyano, nitro, carboxy, carboalkoxy, carboalkyl, phenoxy, phenyl, thiophenoxy, benzyl, amino, hydroxyamino, alkoxyamino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, aminoalkyl, N-alkylaminoalkyl, N,N-dialkylaminoalkyl, phenylamino, benzylamino, R5 is alkyl which may be optionally substituted, or phenyl which may be optionally substituted

R6 is hydrogen, alkyl, or alkenyl

R7 is chloro or bromo R8 is hydrogen, alkyl, aminoalkyl, N-alkylaminoalkyl, N,N-dialkylaminoalkyl, N-cycloalkylaminoalkyl, N-cycloalkyl-N-alkylaminoalkyl, N,N-dicycloalkylaminoalkyl, morpholino-N-alkyl, piperidino-N-alkyl, N-alkyl-piperidino-N-alkyl, azacycloalkyl-N-alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, carboxy, carboalkoxy, phenyl, carboalkyl+, chloro, fluoro, or bromo

Z is amino, hydroxy, alkoxy, alkylamino, dialkylamino, morpholino, piperazino, N-alkylpiperazino, or pyrrolidino

m=1-4,q=1-3, and p=0-3

any of the substituents R1, R2, R3, or R4 that are located on contiguous carbon atoms can together be the divalent radical -O-C(R8)2-O-

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof with the proviso that when Y is -NH-, R1, R2, R3, and R4 are hydrogen, and n is 0, X is not 2-methylphenyl, which are inhibitors of protein tyrosine kinase.

Priority: US19970041963P Applic. Date: 1997-04-03

Inventor: WISSNER ALLAN [US]; JOHNSON BERNARD D [US]; REICH MARVIN F [US]; FLOYD JR MIDDLETON B [US]; KITCHEN DOUGLAS B [US]; TSOU HWEI-RU [US]


Patent No.: US6004032A  Issued: 21/Dec/1999

Title: Tamper-evident closure arrangements and methods

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 107976   Filing Date: 30/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Closure arrangements for use with flexible packages include a zipper-type closure, which, after initial sealing, if access is gained to a package interior, the arrangements provide evidence of that access. In certain embodiments, a closure with mating male and female profiles is used which, after initial sealing of the package, if access is desired to the package interior, one of the male or female profiles breaks, to prevent a resealing of the package. In other embodiments, after initial mating of the male and female closure profiles in order to seal the package, if access is desired to the package interior, the package walls are torn in order to gain access. In other embodiments, after initial sealing of the package by mating of the male and female profiles, if access is desired to the package interior, the male and female profiles are deformed, such that they no longer mate to provide a secure closure. Methods for using the arrangements herein are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: KAPPERMAN ELIZABETH J [US]; MAY TIMOTHY J [US]; MUNGER BILL C [US]; PETKOVSEK GREGORY L [US]; TOMIC MLADOMIR [US]


Patent No.: US6004133A  Issued: 21/Dec/1999

Title: Endodontal procedure with graduated swab

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 189215   Filing Date: 10/Nov/1998

Abstract:

An endodontal procedure wherein an absorbent dental point is having a scale of graduated depth indicators, arranged in a manner such that during the insertion of the dental point into the root canal the depth to which the tip of the dental point has been inserted into a root canal may be quickly and reliably measured each and every time a subsequent dental point is inserted in the root canal in the course of a root canal procedure.

Priority: US1996-736340 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23

Inventor: HARRISON III LOUIE V [US]


Patent No.: US6004300A  Issued: 21/Dec/1999

Title: Composite hypodermic syringe piston

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 964161   Filing Date: 04/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A process for forming a composite piston of at least two materials, preferably a rigid material and an elastic material, the materials being chemically fused in a modular mold, and the plunger formed thereby. The process comprising injection molding one of the rigid material and elastic material in a mold to form a first piston part

forming a cavity in the mold adjacent the first piston part

injection molding the other of the rigid material and plastic material in the cavity to form a second piston part in contact with the first piston part

and removing the piston having a rigid part and an elastic part from said mold. Upon opening of the mold, complete, finished pistons are presented. The material for forming the elastic part preferably includes a lubricant. The process reduces assembly costs, quality control concerns, and contamination due to human contact.

Priority: US1997-919680 Applic. Date: 1997-08-28

Inventor: BUTCHER ROBERT M [US]; BROD SHERMAN M [US]; BROD SANDRA CRANE [US]


Patent No.: US6004334A  Issued: 21/Dec/1999

Title: Tongue cleaning apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 83333   Filing Date: 21/May/1998

Abstract:

The present invention is a dissolvable candy which provides effective tongue scraping action. The candy is preferably lozenge-shaped with the top side generally opposing the bottom side. The top side is a soft pliable edible dissolvable candy material, such as a GUMMI-BEAR type confection, and the bottom side is a hard edible dissolvable candy material, such as hard peppermint. The top side preferably includes a depression formed in the center of it for allowing the top side to be removably adhered by suction to the roof of a user's mouth. The bottom side has a cleaning pattern formed in it which is suitable for abrading the user's tongue in the mouth. Preferably, the pattern is a symmetrical raised pattern, such as a raised star pattern.

Priority:

Inventor: MYTHEN DANIEL RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US6004538A  Issued: 21/Dec/1999

Title: Oral compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 945621   Filing Date: 28/Oct/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/03937 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 28, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 28, 1997 PCT Filed Mar. 20, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/33693 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 31, 1996An oral composition in the form of a toothpaste, powder, liquid dentifrice, mouthwash, denture cleaner, chewing gum, or candy comprising one or more oral composition components selected from abrasives, binders, humectants, surfactants, fluoride ion sources, anticalculus agents and sweetners and additionally comprising: a dimethicone copolyol selected from alkyl- and alkoxy-dimethicone copolyols having formula (I).

Priority: GB19950008709 Applic. Date: 1995-04-28; WO1996US03937 Applic. Date: 1996-03-20

Inventor: HUGHES IAIN ALLAN [GB]; EDWARDS MARK IEUAN [GB]


Patent No.: US6004724A  Issued: 21/Dec/1999

Title: Oxime sulfonates and the use thereof as latent sulfonic acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 104676   Filing Date: 25/Jun/1998

Abstract:

New oximsulfonate compounds of the formulae I or II, wherein m is 0 or 1

x is 1 or 2

R1 is, for example phenyl, which is unsubstituted or substituted or R1 is a heteroaryl radical that is unsubstituted or substituted, or, if m is 0, R1 additionally is C2-C6alkoxycarbonyl, phenoxycarbonyl or CN

R'1 is for example C2-C12alkylene, phenylene

R2 has for example one of the meanings of R1

n is 1 or 2

R3 is for example C1-C18alkyl, R'3 when x is 1, has one of the meanings given for R3, or R'3 in the formula IV and when x is 2 in the formula 1, is for example C2-C12alkylene, phenylene

R4 and R5 are independently of each other for example hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6alkyl

R6 is for example hydrogen, phenyl

R7 and R8 are independently of each other for example hydrogen or C1-C12-alkyl

R9 is for example C1-C12 alkyl

A is S, O, NR6, or a group of formula A1, A2, A3 or A4 R10 and R11 independently of each other have one of the meanings given for R4

R12, R13, R14 and R15 independently of one another are for example hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl

Z is CR11 or N

Z1 is -CH2-, S, O or NR6, are useful as latent sulfonic acids, especially in photoresist applications.

Priority: EP19970810422 Applic. Date: 1997-07-01

Inventor: YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; BLEIER HARTMUT [JP]; BIRBAUM JEAN-LUC [JP]; KUNZ MARTIN [DE]; DIETLIKER KURT [CH]; DE LEO CHRISTOPH [DE]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]


Patent No.: US6006388A  Issued: 28/Dec/1999

Title: Dispenser for dispensing concentrated liquid soap to industrial cleaning apparatuses

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 59254   Filing Date: 14/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A liquid soap dispenser for dispensing concentrated liquid soap to industrial cleaning apparatuses is disclosed. The dispenser includes a receiver and a seal opener. The receiver is comprised of an upper support structure and a lower soap reservoir. The upper support structure defines an interior chamber for receiving and supporting a liquid soap container. The lower soap reservoir defines an opening through which liquid soap is ultimately dispensed. The seal opener is disposed within the receiver at a lower end of the upper support structure.

Priority:

Inventor: YOUNG CECIL BLAKE [US]


Patent No.: US6007140A  Issued: 28/Dec/1999

Title: Sealing arrangements

Applicant/Assignee: DRAFTEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Application No.: 796907   Filing Date: 06/Feb/1997

Abstract:

A sealing arrangement for sealing between a window frame carried by the upper part of a vehicle door and the frame of the door opening, comprises a sealing strip. An outer frame member of the window frame extends in a peripherally outward direction of the window opening and is curved-over in re-entrant form to define a rigid channel facing inwardly. The sealing strip has a locking portion comprising a flexible wall of a hollow chamber. The flexible wall can be partially depressed into the hollow chamber to enable the locking portion to pass into the rigid channel, whereafter the wall resiles to lock the sealing strip in position. The flexible material of the sealing strip has an integral sealing lip sealing against the window frame. The window frame supports a second rigid channel which in turn supports a flexible channel for receiving the window glass.

Priority: GB19960002502 Applic. Date: 1996-02-06

Inventor: HEITMANN CARSTEN [DE]; WILMES GUNTHER [DE]; HELLER NORBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US6007333A  Issued: 28/Dec/1999

Title: Endoscopic method and device for subgingival dental procedures

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BIOVIEW, INC

Application No.: 151466   Filing Date: 11/Sep/1998

Abstract:

An improved endoscopic system for visualizing subgingival dental procedures. The device comprises a dilator projection incorporated into or onto the body of a dental instrument utilized to remove plaque and calculus from subgingival tooth surfaces. The projection preferably comprises a thin, flat shield portion having an arcuate shank portion extending therefrom. In use, the shield portion of the dilator projection is operative to dilate or spread the gingiva away from the adjacent tooth surfaces upon which the dental instrument is utilized to remove plaque and calculus. Formed within the shank portion of the dilator projection is at least one lumen for receiving an endoscopic viewing apparatus, that receives and transmits an optical image from the interior of the gingival sulcus or periodontal pocket to an image displaying device positioned outside the patient's body. Additional lumens may be formed within the shank portion of the dilator projection for the infusion of fluid or suction/aspiration.

Priority:

Inventor: CALLAN DONALD P [US]; EBLING WENDELL VICTOR [US]; BECKMAN RONALD BRUCE [US]; ELMORE JAMES CHARLES [US]; EDWARDS CRAIG GORDON [US]


Patent No.: US6007795A  Issued: 28/Dec/1999

Title: Compositions including particles including degradable material and anti-microbial agent

Applicant/Assignee: GILLETTE CANADA INC

Application No.: 783461   Filing Date: 16/Jan/1997

Abstract:

A method for inhibiting bacteria in the mouth of a patient which includes placing a particle containing a degradable material and an anti-microbial agent in the mouth of the patient. The exterior of the particle is water-stable. The particles may be coated on dental floss or the bristles of a toothbrush, or incorporated into an oral rinse. Once placed in the mouth, the degradable material degrades to cause release of the anti-microbial agent, resulting in the inhibition of bacteria in the mouth.

Priority: US1994-322926 Applic. Date: 1994-10-13

Inventor: MASTERMAN THOMAS CRAIG [US]; SPENCER JEAN L [US]


Patent No.: US6008249A  Issued: 28/Dec/1999

Title: Pharmaceutical, orally applicable composition

Applicant/Assignee: RHONE-POULENC RORER GMBH

Application No.: 566824   Filing Date: 04/Dec/1995

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical, orally applicable composition is described, whereby the solid composition contains at least one active ingredient, at least one disintegrant, as well as at least one usual pharmaceutical additional ingredient. Furthermore said composition contains at least one ingredient that accelerates the decomposition of said composition in the mouth or in a liquid, whereby said ingredient is a water-soluble amino acid, a water-soluble amino acid derivative and/or a water-soluble amino acid salt.

Priority: DE19944444051 Applic. Date: 1994-12-10

Inventor: GAJDOS BENEDIKT [DE]; DUERR MANFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6009594A  Issued: 04/Jan/2000

Title: Cleaning head

Applicant/Assignee: VAX LIMITED

Application No.: 894331   Filing Date: 10/Sep/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB96/00316 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 10, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 10, 1997 PCT Filed Feb. 14, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/25872 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 29, 1996In a cleaning head (10) of the kind having agitating means (26) engageable with a surface to be cleaned for agitating cleaning liquid thereon, and collecting means (25) for collection of liquid from the surface by suction, the agitating means (26) and collection means (25) are relatively movable such that one or the other is selectively prominently engaged with the surface being cleaned. In a preferred arrangement the agitating means (26) is movable relative to a housing (11) of the cleaning head while the collecting means (25) is fixed in position relative to the housing (11). Cleaning liquid is delivered to the agitating means through a passage (45) which is closed by a pad (70) at the upper side of the agitating means (26) when the latter is in its raised position. Movement of the agitating means (26) between its raised and lowered positions is controlled by means of a foot pedal (65).

Priority: GB19950003185 Applic. Date: 1995-02-18; WO1996GB00316 Applic. Date: 1996-02-14

Inventor: GREY NICHOLAS [GB]


Patent No.: US6009952A  Issued: 04/Jan/2000

Title: Method of protecting a horse's hoof and product

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 98820   Filing Date: 17/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Horse hoof protection is obtained by incorporating a synthetic organic resin such as a urethane resin in the volume defined by the horse hoof bottom wall, suitably covered with a web fixed to the hoof bottom wall that is adhered to said resin. The resin protection is suitably free flowing into place, conforms to the contours of the hoof bottom wall, and adheres to the wall when cured. The protection by the resin is resilient and softer than the hoof wall and acts to cushion the hoof against shock.

Priority: US19980083464P Applic. Date: 1998-04-29

Inventor: PORTEOUS DON D [US]; ROVELLI FRANK [US]


Patent No.: US6010683A  Issued: 04/Jan/2000

Title: Compositions and methods for reducing the quantity but not the concentration of active ingredients delivered by a dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 181103   Filing Date: 28/Oct/1998

Abstract:

Toothpaste and other dentifrices formulated to include a volume increasing agent (density reducing agent) in order to significantly increase the volume of the toothpaste at the time it is dispensed onto a toothbrush. The inventive dental compositions preferably include a substantial quantity of entrained air or other gas in order to reduce the density, and hence the weight, of toothpaste actually placed within a person's mouth. The result is a reduction in the amount of active ingredients introduced into a person's mouth that might be ingested. The entrained air or other gas can also increase the availability of the active ingredient since the foamed composition increases the dispersibility of the active ingredients within saliva. The net effect is that a person decreases the actual amount of toothpaste without decreasing the volume, or visual amount, of toothpaste dispensed on the toothbrush. The density-reduction effect can be augmented using a low density filler in addition to, or instead of, entrained gas. The inventive dentifrices might be pre-foamed with a storage container or formulated to foam in situ when dispensed from the storage container.

Priority: US1997-964502 Applic. Date: 1997-11-05

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6011206A  Issued: 04/Jan/2000

Title: Musical instrument-the ribbon harp

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 19028   Filing Date: 05/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The ribbon harp is a mouth-blown musical instrument consisting of a thin ribbon-like textile or polymeric object. When held between the thumbs and blown on by mouth, the ribbon harp vibrates in the audible frequency range and produces a musical note. The player may vary the tension in the ribbon in order to vary the fundamental frequency with which the ribbon harp vibrates, thus producing higher or lower pitches. Various methods may be used to provide lengthwise strength. Dampening properties can be tuned by varying properties in the crosswise direction. Aerodynamic surface treatments are provided so that the ribbon harp commences to vibrate immediately on being blown across. A wrist harness or gauntlet and a thumb cot are described as aids to the player.

Priority:

Inventor: STRALEY JOSEPH PAIGE [US]


Patent No.: US6012542A  Issued: 11/Jan/2000

Title: Bass amplifying system for radios

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 333458   Filing Date: 15/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A bass amplifying system (10) for radios (100) having mounted speakers

wherein, the system (10) comprises a combined enclosure and support unit (11) including a cover member (30) pivotally associated with a base member (20) having an elevated support platform (26) dimensioned to receive a radio (100)

wherein, the cover member (30) and the base member (20) are provided with acoustical insulating means (36), (26), (37) for capturing sound waves within the interior of the enclosure and support unit (11) and redirecting the sound waves through an acoustical horn (28) formed in the base member (20).

Priority:

Inventor: ACCORDINO JOHN A [US]


Patent No.: US6012923A  Issued: 11/Jan/2000

Title: Two-piece dental abutment with removable cuff

Applicant/Assignee: SULZER CALCITEK INC

Application No.: 126511   Filing Date: 30/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A two-piece dental abutment having a cuff portion that is removable from a upper portion. The cuff is made from a material different than the upper portion.

Priority:

Inventor: BASSETT JEFFREY A [US]; ARMSTRONG PETER S [US]; PETTERSEN CARL W [US]; LYREN PHILIP S [US]


Patent No.: US6013246A  Issued: 11/Jan/2000

Title: Preparation for inhibiting the release of mercury and for rendering mercury released from amalgam fillings harmless

Applicant/Assignee: CTC MEDICAL AB

Application No.: 696964   Filing Date: 23/Aug/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/SE95/00207 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 23, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 23, 1996 PCT Filed Feb. 28, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO95/23584 PCT Pub. Date Sep. 8, 1995A preparation for inhibiting the release of mercury or to render mercury that is released when treating amalgam dental fillings or when inserting new amalgam fillings, harmless. The preparation contains at least 0.01 percent by weight of a physiologically acceptable organic sulphur compound, which includes at least one group chosen from SH and R1,-Sn,-R2, where n=1--6. The use of such a preparation in mouth washes, mouth sprays, toothpastes, dental prophylactic pastes or rinsing/cooling liquids intended for use when drilling, abrading, polishing or cleaning with the aid of dental instruments. A therapeutic treatment preparation may include cysteine for rendering Hg harmless in solution form and/or gas form in the oral cavities of human beings and animals.

Priority: SE19940000714 Applic. Date: 1994-03-02; WO1995SE00207 Applic. Date: 1995-02-28

Inventor: LANGWORTH SVEN [SE]


Patent No.: US6013274A  Issued: 11/Jan/2000

Title: Oral cleansing: methods and compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 189563   Filing Date: 11/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to edible oral cleansing and sanitizing compositions and the use of these compositions for reducing plaque and calculus deposition in the mouth and improving oral cleanliness and tooth smoothness. The active ingredients include surfactants, sequestrants, and protein precipitants

each present in a specified concentration range. In a preferred embodiment, the hard candies comprise between about 0.01 and 20% surfactant, especially a glyceride or alkyl sulfate, 0.01 and 10% sequestrant, especially citric acid, and 0.01% and 10% protein precipitant, especially tannic acid.

Priority: US1997-965344 Applic. Date: 1997-11-06

Inventor: CHAYKIN STERLING [US]


Patent No.: US6013694A  Issued: 11/Jan/2000

Title: Dental composites comprising ground, densified, embrittled glass fiber filler

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 951414   Filing Date: 16/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A composite for a dental restoration is presented comprising ground, densified, embrittled glass fibers together with fillers and a polymeric matrix precursor composition. The ground, densified, embrittled glass fibers are obtained by grinding glass fibers which have been densified and embrittled by heating glass fibers at a temperature substantially below the softening point of the glass fibers, without significant fusion or melting together of the fibers. The composite is particularly useful as a direct filling material, in that it has the feel and workability of an amalgam.

Priority:

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]; SCHULMAN MARTIN L [US]; PRASAD ARUN [US]; ALPERT BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US6015425A  Issued: 18/Jan/2000

Title: Nasal air freshener for dental patients

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 208525   Filing Date: 09/Dec/1998

Abstract:

An odor desensitizing intra-nasal clip for dental patients includes a bendable arcuate band extending between distal ends. The ends have odor-emitting pads affixed thereon. The band has an inner surface coextensive with the band, wherein the inner surface contacts the respective right and left sides of a user's nasal septum when the outer distal ends are inserted into a user's right and left nostrils, with the band wrapped around the lower distal end of the nasal septum. Preferably, the band has a pair of reverse curvatures near its outer distal ends, so that the reverse curvatures separate the ends from contact with the surface of the user's nasal septum. To mask dental odors during dental procedures, the intra-nasal clip has odor-emitting absorbent pads attached to its distal ends

with odorant absorbed therein.

Priority:

Inventor: ALTADONNA JR JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US6015681A  Issued: 18/Jan/2000

Title: Rapid immunoassay for cariogenic bacteria

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

Application No.: 766203   Filing Date: 12/Dec/1996

Abstract:

An assay method and kit for detecting specific oral cariogenic bacteria, e.g., mutans streptococci, Lactobacillus sp. and Actinomyces sp., separately or in combination, comprising gathering a sample suspected of containing cariogenic bacteria

treating the sample with a stripping buffer to remove host antibodies from bacteria present in the sample

retaining the treated bacteria on a blocked solid phase substrate

reacting the retained bacteria with a primary antibody specific for the desired cariogenic bacteria

reacting the primary antibody with a conjugated label producing a detectable signal

and detecting the signal whereby the presence of the desired cariogenic bacteria is determined in the sample. The device for conducting these assays is a frame or support which holds a solid substrate capable of retaining the bacteria of interest while permitting drainage of other materials or fluids away from the retained bacteria.

Priority: US1995-508653 Applic. Date: 1995-07-28; WO1999US10483 Applic. Date: 1999-05-28; WO1999US10482 Applic. Date: 1999-05-28

Inventor: RALLS STEPHEN ALDEN [US]; SIMONSON LLOYD GRANT [US]


Patent No.: US6015912A  Issued: 18/Jan/2000

Title: Spirocyclic containing hydroxamic acids useful as metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 918328   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1997

Abstract:

The invention provides compounds of formula as described in the claims, or an optical isomer, diastereomer or enantiomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt, or biohydrolyzable amide, ester, or imide thereof are useful as inhibitors of metalloproteases. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating diseases, disorders and conditions characterized by metalloprotease activity using these compounds or the pharmaceutical compositions containing them.

Priority: US19960024766P Applic. Date: 1996-08-28

Inventor: WANG ZHE [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; BRADLEY RIMMA SANDLER [US]; NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; TAIWO YETUNDE OLABISI [US]


Patent No.: US6016587A  Issued: 25/Jan/2000

Title: Toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: MARIAX LIMITED

Application No.: 399   Filing Date: 01/Apr/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB96/01797 Sec. 371 Date Apr. 10, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Apr. 10, 1998 PCT Filed Jul. 26, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/04686 PCT Pub. Date Feb. 13, 1997A toothbrush having a handle portion and a working, head portion from which a plurality of bristles extend, the bristles being arranged in tufts. The head portion is provided with at least one through-hole extending from the rear to the front surface thereof and terminating among the tufts. The edge of the through-hole is profiled to provide a restriction between the rear and front surfaces, whereby the cleansing effect of running water entering the through-hole towards the tufts, to wash debris out of the bristles from the base thereof, is enhanced by a venturi effect. The tufts adjacent the through-hole or holes may be angled inwardly to enhance the cleaning effect and to provide a more evenly-spaced array of bristle tips.

Priority: GB19950015596 Applic. Date: 1995-07-29; WO1996GB01797 Applic. Date: 1996-07-26

Inventor: SAVITT JONATHAN ALAN [GB]; TAYLOR CHARLES EDWARD [GB]


Patent No.: US6017217A  Issued: 25/Jan/2000

Title: High performance dental impression tray structure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 72953   Filing Date: 05/May/1998

Abstract:

Dental impression tray structure having a base and a trough supported by the base, the trough being adapted to carry a settable impression composition in conforming contact with teeth, the trough having a porous surface layer in open communication with the impression composition within the trough.

Priority: US19980080646P Applic. Date: 1998-04-02

Inventor: WITTROCK PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6017515A  Issued: 25/Jan/2000

Title: Method for preparing a preparation for bleaching teeth or for treating skin complaints and mucous membrane disorders

Applicant/Assignee: DIAMOND WHITE A.V.V

Application No.: 894636   Filing Date: 05/Sep/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/NL96/00091 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 5, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 5, 1997 PCT Filed Feb. 23, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/25916 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 29, 1996The present invention relates to a method for preparing a preparation for bleaching teeth or for treating skin complaints and mucous membrane disorders, in which method at least the following are combined: (a) a gel or paste in which a component (i) is present, component (i) being composed of at least a cation An+ and an anion OmX-

where A is a metal from Group 1 or 2 of the periodic system, n=1 or 2, X is a halogen atom and m=1-4, and (b) a gel or paste in which a component (ii) is present, component (ii) being composed of at least a cation An+ and an anion [BpOq]r-, where A is a metal from Group 1 or 2 of the periodic system, p=1-4, q=1-8 and r=1-3.

Priority: NL19950000373 Applic. Date: 1995-02-24; WO1996NL00091 Applic. Date: 1996-02-23

Inventor: BOSCH WILLEM FREDERIK VAN DEN [NL]


Patent No.: US6017516A  Issued: 25/Jan/2000

Title: Pharmaceutical dental formulation for topical application of metronidazole benzoate and chlorhexidine gluconate

Applicant/Assignee: LEKAR PHARMA LIMITED

Application No.: 962099   Filing Date: 31/Oct/1997

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical dental formulation of therapeutically effective amounts of metronidazole benzoate and chlorhexidine gluconate is described. The formulation also includes a gelled hydrophilic and water-dipersible polymer having free carboxylic groups, an aqueous base, a penetration enhancer and a chelating agent. The formulation is for topical application in the form of an aqueous gel in the treatment of periodontal diseases including gingivitis, stomatitis, Apthous ulcers and post-extraction infection.

Priority:

Inventor: MODY SHRI SHIRISH BHAGWANLAL [IN]; MODY PRANABH DINESH [IN]; DOSHI MADHUKANT MANSUKHLAL [IN]


Patent No.: US6017528A  Issued: 25/Jan/2000

Title: Therapeutic treatment of group A streptococcal infections

Applicant/Assignee: NEW HORIZONS DIAGNOSTICS

Application No.: 257025   Filing Date: 25/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions containing Group C streptococcal phage associated lysin enzyme for the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of Streptococcal infections, including the infection commonly known as strep throat. Methods for therapeutically and prophylactically treating such infections also are described.

Priority: US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31; WO1999US04063 Applic. Date: 1999-02-25

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6017547A  Issued: 25/Jan/2000

Title: Hydrofluorocarbon compounds and their use in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 795162   Filing Date: 10/Feb/1997

Abstract:

The present invention concerns hydrofluorocarbon compound with formula (I):RF-(CH2)n-X-[C3H5(OH)]-(Y)x-RH(I)where C3H5(OH) represents the structures: RF represents a perfluorinated, linear or branched C4-C20 alkyl radical or a mixture of perfluorinated, linear or branched C4-C20 alkyl radicals

RH represents a linear or branched C23-C36 alkyl radical or a mixture of linear or branched C23-C36 alkyl radicals

It also concerns their use in cosmetic compositions and cosmetic compositions containing these compounds.

Priority: FR19930006606 Applic. Date: 1993-06-02

Inventor: BOLLENS ERIC [FR]; MAHIEU CLAUDE [FR]


Patent No.: US6017675A  Issued: 25/Jan/2000

Title: Oximesulfonic acid esters and the use thereof as latent sulfonic acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMIALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 738560   Filing Date: 28/Oct/1996

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of oximesulfonic acid esters of formula I m is 0 or 1 and x is 1 or 2

R1 is, for example, substituted phenyl, R2 has, for example, one of the meanings of R1 or is unsubstituted phenyl, C1-C6alkanoyl, unsubstituted or substituted benzoyl, C2-C6alkoxycarbonyl or phenoxycarbonyl

or R1 and R2, if necessary together with the CO group, form a ring, R3, when x is 1, is, for example, C1-C18alkyl, phenyl or phenanthryl, the radicals phenyl and phenanthryl being unsubstituted or substituted, or R3, when x is 2, is, for example, C2-C12alkylene, phenylene or oxydiphenylene, the radicals phenylene and oxydiphenylene being unsubstituted or substituted, as latent acid donors, especially at wavelengths over 390 nm, and to the use of the compounds in the production of photoresists.

Priority: CH19950003080 Applic. Date: 1995-10-31

Inventor: DIETLIKER KURT [CH]; KUNZ MARTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6021545A  Issued: 08/Feb/2000

Title: Vacuum cleaner attachment for the wet cleaning of surfaces

Applicant/Assignee: VORWERK & CO. INTERHOLDING GMBH

Application No.: 945426   Filing Date: 20/Oct/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP96/01614 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 20, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 20, 1997 PCT Filed Apr. 18, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/32876 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 24, 1996Vacuum cleaner attachment (1) for the wet cleaning of surfaces (20), in particular of vertical surfaces, having a liquid applicator (21), a suction channel (28) having a mouth (15) and a cleaning element (19), the liquid applicator (21) being arranged, for the purpose of continuous working, for the continuous supply of liquid. A liquid supply tank (23) for supplying the liquid applicator (21) is disposed in the vacuum cleaner attachment (1), the liquid applicator (21) being supplied with the liquid by means of capillary action.

Priority: DE19951014822 Applic. Date: 1995-04-21; DE19951027176 Applic. Date: 1995-07-25; WO1996EP01614 Applic. Date: 1996-04-18; DE19961011371 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22

Inventor: DELGADO ANTONIO [DE]; THODE JUERGEN [DE]; GRAUTE LUDGER [DE]


Patent No.: US6021851A  Issued: 08/Feb/2000

Title: Composition for protecting a horse's hoof and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 143597   Filing Date: 31/Aug/1998

Abstract:

Horse hoof protection is obtained by incorporating a urethane resin reaction product of low viscosity sides A and B which react rapidly to gel in a few seconds while filling the interstices of the horse's hoof and have when reacted a low hardness of 40 to 80 Shore A to cushion the hoof.

Priority:

Inventor: JACOBS RICHARD L [US]


Patent No.: US6022218A  Issued: 08/Feb/2000

Title: Kit for the formation of dental restoration from condensable composites

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 362520   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A kit is presented, comprising at least a condensable composite and an amalgam carrier. The condensable composite is further provided in premeasured amounts, that is, in amounts of one spill, two spills, or three spills. In another embodiment, the kit further comprises a flowable composite material, and in still another embodiment, the kit further comprises a flowable composite material and dispenser, an etchant, a primer/adhesive, a plugger, and brush tips. The kit is especially useful in forming posterior dental restorations that are aesthetic, strongly-bonded, and wear-resistant. The restorations have negligible shrinkage upon polymerization.

Priority: US1998-023643 Applic. Date: 1998-02-13; US1997-999945 Applic. Date: 1997-11-26; US19970066799P Applic. Date: 1997-11-26

Inventor: ALPERT BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US6022819A  Issued: 08/Feb/2000

Title: Dental porcelain compositions

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 118539   Filing Date: 17/Jul/1998

Abstract:

Porcelain compositions of the present invention comprise one or more glass or glass-ceramic powder components. Additionally, one or more opacifying agents, pigments, fluorescing agents and the like may be included in the composition. Based on volume percent, 10% of the particulate in the porcelain has a particle size of less than between about 1.1 microns and about 1.5 microns, 50% of the particulate in the porcelain has a particle size of less than between about 3 and about 6 microns, 90% of the particulate in the porcelain has a particle size of less than between about 8 and about 13.5 microns, and the maximum particle size of the particulate is greater than about 20 microns and less than about 60 microns. The mean particle size is preferably in the range of about 3.0 microns to about 6.5 microns.

Priority:

Inventor: PANZERA PAUL [US]; PRUDEN JANA [US]; BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; KAISER LISA M [US]; BRIGHTLY RICHARD A [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]


Patent No.: US6022862A  Issued: 08/Feb/2000

Title: Use of pseudopterosins for promoting wound healing

Applicant/Assignee: VIMRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 973126   Filing Date: 03/Dec/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/09039 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 3, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 3, 1997 PCT Filed Jun. 6, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/40160 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 19, 1996Methods of promoting would healing and the growth and proliferation of keratinocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells are disclosed. These methods comprise contacting a wound with an effective wound healing amount of a composition comprising a pseudopterosin or pseudopterosin derivative.

Priority: US1995-486359 Applic. Date: 1995-06-07; WO1996US09039 Applic. Date: 1996-06-06

Inventor: HAIMES HOWARD B [US]; JIMENEZ PABLO A [US]


Patent No.: US6022906A  Issued: 08/Feb/2000

Title: alpha -aminoacetophenone photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 982147   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1997

Abstract:

Compounds of the formulae I, II, III and IV wherein Ar for example is a phenyl, biphenyl or benzoylphenyl group, which is unsubstituted or substituted

Ar1, for example, has the same meanings as Ar

Ar2 is inter alia phenyl

X may be a direct bond

Y hydrogen, etc.

R1 and R2 for example C1-C8alkyl

R3 inter alia hydrogen or C1-C12alkyl

R4 is inter alia C1-C12alkyl

or R3 and R4 together are C3-C7alkylene

R5 is for example C1-C6alkylene

and Z is a divalent radical

provided that at least one of the radicals Ar, Ar1, Ar2, Ar3, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or Y is substituted by 1 to 5 SH groups, or provided that Y contains at least one -SS- group, are photoinitiators for the polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated compounds.

Priority: EP19960810854 Applic. Date: 1996-12-06

Inventor: OHWA MASAKI [JP]; YAMOTO HITOSHI [JP]; BIRBAUM JEAN-LUC [JP]; NAKASHIMA HIROKO [JP]; MATSUMOTO AKIRA [JP]; OKA HIDETAKA [JP]


Patent No.: US6024566A  Issued: 15/Feb/2000

Title: Abrasive container for gas-abrasive applications

Applicant/Assignee: DANVILLE MATERIALS

Application No.: 891563   Filing Date: 11/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A device for containing abrasive particles expelled from air-abrasive apparatus and permitting their facile removal without the aid of a vacuum source, while facilitating a relatively unobstructed view of the working area during use. One embodiment disclosed is a device for containing abrasive material expelled by a gas abrasive dental apparatus. The device comprises a flexible puncturable, substantially flat distal sheet comprising one side of the device for isolating a tooth surface to be abraded

a transparent, puncturable, substantially flat proximal sheet comprising the other side of the device

an enclosure for containing the abrasive material. The enclosure is formed by the junction of the proximal sheet and the distal sheet

an enclosure sealing means for permitting access to the enclosure and sealing the enclosure, a filtering means integrated with at least one sheet for permitting the passage of a gas while entrapping the abrasive material, and a rubber dam integrated with the distal sheet, which rubber dam can be secured from within the enclosure around the tooth surface to be abraded by a clamping member. Certain other embodiments of the device can be used for non-dental applications.

Priority:

Inventor: BRUNS CRAIG R [US]; BEMBENEK JOHN J [CA]


Patent No.: US6024958A  Issued: 15/Feb/2000

Title: Polypeptide fragments capable of competition with Streptococcus mutans antigen I/II

Applicant/Assignee: THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNITED MEDICAL & DENTAL SCHOOL OF GUY'S & ST. THOMAS'S HOSPITALS

Application No.: 894017   Filing Date: 20/Oct/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB96/00207 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 20, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 20, 1997 PCT Filed Jan. 31, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/23886 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 8, 1996Defined peptide subunits of Streptococcus mutans antigen I/II are useful as agents to prevent and treat dental caries either by eliciting an immunological response or by preventing adhesion of S. mutans to the tooth.

Priority: GB19950001826 Applic. Date: 1995-01-31; WO1996GB00207 Applic. Date: 1996-01-31

Inventor: LEHNER THOMAS [GB]; KELLY CHARLES [GB]


Patent No.: US6024987A  Issued: 15/Feb/2000

Title: Pharmaceutical, orally applicable composition

Applicant/Assignee: RHONE-POULENC RORER GMBH

Application No.: 566825   Filing Date: 04/Dec/1995

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical, orally applicable composition is described, whereby the solid composition contains at least one antacid active ingredient and/or at least one H2-antagonist, at least one disintegrant, as well as at least one usual pharmaceutical additional ingredient. Furthermore said composition contains at least one ingredient that accelerates the decomposition of said composition in the mouth or in a liquid, whereby said ingredient is a water-soluble amino acid, a water-soluble amino acid derivative and/or a water-soluble amino acid salt.

Priority: DE19944444052 Applic. Date: 1994-12-10

Inventor: JETTKA WINFRIED [DE]; GAJDOS BENEDIKT [DE]; DUERR MANFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6025350A  Issued: 15/Feb/2000

Title: C-4'' substituted macrolide antibiotics

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 124408   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1998

Abstract:

This invention relates to compounds of the formula and to pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The compounds of formula 1 are potent antibacterial and antiprotozoal agents that may be used to treat various bacterial and protozoal infections and disorders related to such infections. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of formula 1 and to methods of treating bacterial and protozoal infections by administering the compounds of formula 1.

Priority: US19970054866P Applic. Date: 1997-08-06

Inventor: MASAMUNE HIROKO [US]; SU WEI-GUO [US]; YANG BINGWEI V [US]


Patent No.: US6025406A  Issued: 15/Feb/2000

Title: Ternary photoinitiator system for curing of epoxy resins

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 838835   Filing Date: 11/Apr/1997

Abstract:

Photocurable, addition polymerizable compositions contain an epoxy resin and a photoinitiator system containing (a) an epoxy resin and (b) a photoinitiator system comprising: (i) an iodonium salt

(ii) a visible light sensitizer

and (iii) an electron donor compound, wherein the photoinitiator system has a photoinduced potential of at least about 0 mV relative to a standard solution of 2.9x10-5 moles/g diphenyl iodonium hexafluoroantimonate and 1.5x10-5 moles/g camphorquinone in 2-butanone. The compositions cure on exposure to light in the visible spectrum and are useful in a variety of applications, including dental adhesives and composites.

Priority:

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]


Patent No.: US6025414A  Issued: 15/Feb/2000

Title: Heat moldable composition

Applicant/Assignee: RICH, JEFFERY S

Application No.: 90716   Filing Date: 04/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a novel heat moldable composition and the process for making said composition. The inventive composition comprises a blend of gelling agents, such as thermoplastic polymers, resiliency components, such as styrene-butadiene or styrene-isoprene copolymer and softening agents, such as oils.

Priority: US1997-808719 Applic. Date: 1997-02-28

Inventor: RICH JEFFREY S [US]


Patent No.: US6027125A  Issued: 22/Feb/2000

Title: Tube coupling bodies

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 872614   Filing Date: 10/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A tube coupling having a throughway open at one end to receive a tube end, an annular groove encircling the throughway at a location spaced from said open end and an annular flexible sealing washer mounted in the groove and having an inner peripheral portion which projects through the open mouth of the groove to engage an outer surface of a tube which is a close fit in the throughway. The groove has one side nearest the open end of the throughway which lies in a plane generally transverse to the throughway to limit flexing of the inner part of the sealing washer towards the open end of the throughway and an opposite side of which is relieved at the mouth of the groove to allow the inner part of the sealing washer to take up a curvature in being deformed by forcing a tube through the washer. Thus the resulting stretching of the inner part of the washer by the tube provides a seal between the washer and tube and fluid pressure on the side of the sealing washer facing into the coupling body enhances the seal between the washer and tube.

Priority: GB19960012441 Applic. Date: 1996-06-14

Inventor: GUEST JOHN DEREK [GB]


Patent No.: US6027341A  Issued: 22/Feb/2000

Title: Dental cavity conditioning

Applicant/Assignee: PERIDOC AB

Application No.: 793866   Filing Date: 11/Mar/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/SE95/01040 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 11, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 11, 1997 PCT Filed Sep. 14, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/09028 PCT Pub. Date Mar. 28, 1996A process for the conditioning of dental cavities by etching in preparation for bonding restorations to enamel and dentin, comprising the steps: a) etching the dentin part of a dental cavity using an aqueous composition containing, as an active constituent, EDTA in an effective amount, and b) etching the enamel part of said cavity using a conventional etching acid

and a kit for use in such process for conditioning.

Priority: SE19940003192 Applic. Date: 1994-09-22; WO1995SE01040 Applic. Date: 1995-09-14

Inventor: LINDSKOG SVEN [SE]; BLOMLOEF LEIF [SE]


Patent No.: US6027715A  Issued: 22/Feb/2000

Title: Composition and means for treating dry mouth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 33133   Filing Date: 02/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A tablet is disclosed for increasing the production of saliva in the human mouth. More specifically, a composition is described comprising a combination of organic compounds, insoluble in alkaline medium, combined with a retaining agent. The retaining agent is capable of absorbing and releasing saliva in aqueous solution such that when the compound is held in the oral cavity it remedies the condition of dry mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: POZUELO JOSE [ES]


Patent No.: US6029457A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Wide mouth vacuum-insulated receptacle

Applicant/Assignee: MVE, INC

Application No.: 886669   Filing Date: 01/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A receptacle for maintaining perishables, such as food, at a reduced temperature features an exterior shell joined to an interior shell so that a space occupied by a vacuum exists between them. The junction of the inner and outer shells is located on the exterior of the receptacle. Phase change material is disposed within compartments in the bottom of the receptacle and is covered by a false bottom. A cryogenic liquid, such as liquid nitrogen, is poured down the interior walls of the receptacle and into the compartments containing the phase change material so that the phase change material is frozen in situs. A liquid absorbing material may be substituted for the phase change material.

Priority:

Inventor: NEESER TIMOTHY ALLAN [US]; TURNER JON ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6029678A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Gel dental floss

Applicant/Assignee: GILLETTE CANADA INC

Application No.: 9947   Filing Date: 21/Jan/1998

Abstract:

Monofilament gel dental flosses and methods for their fabrication are provided. The gel flosses comprise a core material in combination with a gel material, where both the core and gel materials comprise thermoplastic elastomeric polymers and are sufficiently adherent to one another so as not to separate under conditions of hygienic use.

Priority: US1996-699891 Applic. Date: 1996-08-15

Inventor: TSAO BELINDA [US]; PARK EDWARD HOSUNG [US]; ZWICK PAUL [US]; DESAI PRANAV [US]; TSENG MINGCHIH MICHAEL [US]; CHIANG CASPER W [US]


Patent No.: US6029847A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Insulating sack for beverage containers

Applicant/Assignee: TEAM CONCEPTS, INC

Application No.: 185104   Filing Date: 03/Nov/1998

Abstract:

An insulating sack for carrying beverages and other items includes an inner fabric bag having an open mouth and a closed bottom, an outer bag connected to the inner fabric bag along said mouth, means defining a first drawstring pathway adjacent said mouth, a first drawstring inserted along said pathway and having ends extending outside of the pathway whereby the first drawstring can be tightened to purse the mouth, and a second drawstring passing circumferentially around the inner bag and inside of the outer bag, whereby the second drawstring can be tightened to reduce the effective diameter of the inner bag at a position more than halfway from the mouth to the closed bottom of the outer bag, thus enabling one to custom-fit the sack to items of various sizes.

Priority:

Inventor: MAHONEY JR RICHARD M [US]; LYONS DANIEL K [US]


Patent No.: US6029945A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Self-closing valve

Applicant/Assignee: DAL-GEORG ROST & SOHNE SANITARAMATUREN GMBH

Application No.: 157190   Filing Date: 18/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A self-closing valve assembly has a main valve having a seat between a high-pressure input conduit and a low-pressure output conduit, a main valve element movable into and out of engagement with the seat to block and permit flow from the input conduit to the output conduit, and a chamber behind the main valve element pressurizable to press the main valve element against the seat. A small-diameter passage extends from the input conduit to the chamber so that the chamber can be pressurized via the passage from the input conduit to hold the valve element against the seat. A pilot or control valve connected between the chamber and the output conduit can be opened to depressurize the chamber and thereby lift the valve element off the seat. A throttle valve has a throttle body having an outer face exposed to pressurized liquid in the input conduit and an inner face turned toward a mouth of the passage, a formation on the inner face blockingly engageable with the passage mouth, an abutment adjacent the mouth of the passage and operatively engageable with the throttle body so that the pressurized liquid in the input conduit will urge the body toward the mouth of the passage and toward the abutment, a weak spring for holding the throttle body at a spacing from the mouth and from the abutment, and a strong spring effective when the body inner face is against the abutment for urging the body away from the mouth of the passage.

Priority: DE19971043443 Applic. Date: 1997-10-01

Inventor: BLANKE WILLFRIED [DE]


Patent No.: US6030220A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Heat treated fibers for reinforced dental restorations and method of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 936361   Filing Date: 24/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A fiber-reinforced composite material for use in dental restorations such as dental bridges, splints, veneers, and laminates, wherein the composite material comprises a glass fiber material which has been heat treated at a temperature less than or equal to the annealing temperature of the glass for a length of time effective to prevent separation and fraying of the edges of the material upon cutting. The heat treatment therefore greatly enhances the ease of preparation of the dental restorations.

Priority:

Inventor: KARMAKER AJIT [US]; PRASAD ARUN [US]


Patent No.: US6030222A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Dye compositions and methods for whitening teeth using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 203007   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1998

Abstract:

Compositions, methods and systems for whitening teeth. A whitening composition is applied to off-white or yellowish teeth in order to hide or mask the inherent underlying natural tooth color to yield whiter looking teeth. The whitening composition includes a complementary dye that, when absorbed by a tooth, will cause the tooth to reflect a color of light that is whiter than the natural or initial color reflected by the tooth. The tooth whitening composition may comprise a toothpaste that is applied like any conventional toothpaste in order to achieve whitening without significant alteration of a person's daily routine. Alternatively, the tooth whitening composition may be adapted for direct application onto the teeth in a more concentrated form, such as by means of a syringe, tooth cleaning paste, or cotton swab. The tooth whitening compositions can be used instead of, or in addition to, dental bleaching compositions in order to achieve whiter teeth while reducing or eliminating tooth sensitivity caused by some bleaching regimens. The inventive whitening compositions may also be used in conjunction with a bleaching composition in order to maintain whiter teeth for a larger period of time before undertaking subsequent bleaching regimens.

Priority:

Inventor: TARVER JEANNA G [US]


Patent No.: US6030606A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Dental restoratives comprising Bis-EMA6

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 102129   Filing Date: 22/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Dental restoratives comprising BisEMA6 UDMA, BisGMA and optionally TEGDMA are described. These restoratives exhibit excellent properties, including high toughness, low shrinkage, appropriate viscosity, long shelf stability, hardness and high strength.

Priority:

Inventor: HOLMES BRIAN N [US]


Patent No.: US6031016A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Dental adhesive

Applicant/Assignee: DEN-MAT CORPORATION

Application No.: 156610   Filing Date: 18/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A single package adhesive for tooth bonding application comprising a solvent-based homogeneous mixture of a) an ethylenically unsaturated functional and hygroscopically functional monomer

b) an ethylenically unsaturated functional and hygroscopically functional coupling agent that is capable of (a) chemically reacting with and through the ethylenic bond of the ethylenically unsaturated functional monomer of 1) above and (b) chemically bonding to the surface to which the adhesive is applied

c) a poly-ethylenically unsaturated functional crosslinking agent that is capable of reacting with the monomer of 1) above and the coupling agent of 2) above

and d) a photoinitiator that induces addition polymerization of an ethylenically unsaturated compound. A method for forming a composite and composite structure are included that emply the single package adhesive.

Priority: US1997-870540 Applic. Date: 1997-06-06; US1995-515185 Applic. Date: 1995-08-11; US19950000804P Applic. Date: 1995-07-05

Inventor: IBSEN ROBERT L [US]; GLACE WILLIAM R [US]


Patent No.: US6031043A  Issued: 29/Feb/2000

Title: Topical composition comprising a hydrophilic gelling agent of polyester sulphone type

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 39400   Filing Date: 16/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A topical composition comprising an aqueous phase containing a hydrophilic gelling agent of polyester sulphone type selected from water-soluble or water-dispersible terephthalic copolyester oligomers comprising repeating dicarboxylate units of formula (I): CO-A-CO-O(CH2CH2O)n wherein the weight-average molecular mass of the copolyester oligomer is less than 20,000, preferably less than 15,000, and a cosmetic treatment process for the skin, mucous membranes or the exoskeleton, in which a composition according to the invention is applied to the skin, mucous membranes or the exoskeleton.

Priority: FR19970003117 Applic. Date: 1997-03-14

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]; SAMAIN HENRI [FR]


Patent No.: US6033070A  Issued: 07/Mar/2000

Title: Variable focal length lens

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 212813   Filing Date: 16/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A variable focal length lens, for use in spectacles, is capable of variable power and astigmatism. It includes two independently controlled elastic cylindrical lenses which are mounted in series, usually but not necessarily at right angles to each other, on a common stiff transparent support. The lenses are each deformed by a pair of edge forces normal to each outer surface. The forces produce an essentially cylindrical shape of each outer surface. The two pairs of forces are independently controlled by two knobs conveniently located on the temple of the spectacles.

Priority:

Inventor: KEARNS JOHN P [US]


Patent No.: US6033219A  Issued: 07/Mar/2000

Title: Rigid bur guard having a foam insert for protecting individuals from infectious dental tools

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 169659   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1998

Abstract:

The bur guard covers and removes foreign matter from burs protruding from a dental hand piece with an outer member, a foam inner member, and a mechanism to hold the foam taut enough to accept any bur shape, size, or texture thus, increasing the effectiveness of the bur and the efficiency of the dental procedure and while in position over the bur, will protect the dentist, dental assistant, and patient from a potentially infectious laceration or puncture wound.

Priority:

Inventor: WADA ERIC MINORU M [US]; SAMP BRIDGET K [US]; PARK JENNIFER A [US]


Patent No.: US6033221A  Issued: 07/Mar/2000

Title: Denture producing device

Applicant/Assignee: SANKIN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA

Application No.: 178559   Filing Date: 26/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A working model for a lower jaw is disposed on the bottom of an articulator, a pair of support rods are disposed on both sides of the articulator so as to extend upward from the bottom of the articulator, a pair of joint portions are provided on top of the paired supprt rods to support both end portions of a shaft, a working model for an upper jaw is mounted to that shaft to permit movement of the upper working model relative to the lower working model, a pair of side pins are disposed at upper, right and left, outside positions of artificial teeth mounted into the articulator, and a tooth aligning device is mounted to the side pins. Further, a center pin is mounted along the midline of the articulator, and holding portions for mouting the tooth aligning device are formed on the support rods and the center pin.

Priority: JP19960187005 Applic. Date: 1996-06-28; US1997-864740 Applic. Date: 1997-05-29

Inventor: TSUBOTA TOMOYUKI [JP]; KIMURA TADASHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6033223A  Issued: 07/Mar/2000

Title: Method of polymerizing photo-polymerizable composition for dental use and dental light-curing apparatus for use therewith

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD SHIMADZU CORPORATION

Application No.: 932463   Filing Date: 18/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A method of polymerizing a photo-polymerizable dental composition with the use of a light-curing apparatus including a light source (1) for emitting a laser beam and an optical fiber (2) optically coupled with the light source (1) and having a light emitting element (5) opposite to the light source (1). The photo-polymerizable dental composition (M) is filled in a dental cavity (H), and the light emitting element (5) of the optical fiber (2) is subsequently introduced in the filled photo-polymerizable dental composition (M) to a position adjacent a bottom of the dental cavity (H). Thereafter, the filled photo-polymerizable dental composition (M) is irradiated with the laser beam of 350 to 500 nm in wavelength at 10 to 100 mW, to cause the filled photo-polymerizable dental composite (M) to initiate polymerization progressively from a portion thereof adjacent the bottom of the dental cavity (H) towards a surface portion thereof.

Priority: JP19960271389 Applic. Date: 1996-09-20

Inventor: NARUSAWA HIDEAKI [JP]; HINO KENICHI [JP]; OHTANI FUMIHIKO [JP]; IHARA MASAHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6033438A  Issued: 07/Mar/2000

Title: Open intervertebral spacer

Applicant/Assignee: SDGI HOLDINGS, INC

Application No.: 867963   Filing Date: 03/Jun/1997

Abstract:

Open chambered spacers, implanting tools and methods are provided. The spacers 500' include a body 505' having a wall 506' which defines a chamber 530' and an opening 531' in communication with the chamber 530'. In one embodiment the wall 506' includes a pair of arms 520', 521' facing one another and forming a mouth 525' to the chamber 530'. Preferably, one of the arms 520' is truncated relative to the other, forming a channel 526. In one aspect the body 505' is a bone dowel comprising an off-center plug from the diaphysis of a long bone. The tools 800 include spacer engaging means for engaging a spacer and occlusion means for blocking an opening defined in the spacer. In some embodiments, the occlusion means 820 includes a plate 821 extendable from the housing 805. In one specific embodiment the plate 821 defines a groove 822 which is disposed around a fastener 830 attached to the housing 805 so that the plate 821 is slideable relative to the housing 805.

Priority:

Inventor: BIANCHI JOHN R [US]; CARTER KEVIN C [US]; ESTES BRADLEY T [US]; BOYD LARRY [US]; PAFFORD JOHN A [US]


Patent No.: US6034151A  Issued: 07/Mar/2000

Title: Hydrolyzable and polymerizable vinylcyclopropane silanes

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 47592   Filing Date: 25/Mar/1998

Abstract:

Polymerizable and hydrolyzable vinylcyclopropane silanes and in particular silicic acid condensates which can be prepared therefrom are described, which exhibit only a low volume shrinkage on polymerization and produce polymers with high mechanical strength and therefore can be used above all as dental material or a constituent thereof.

Priority: DE19971014320 Applic. Date: 1997-03-25; US19970052605P Applic. Date: 1997-07-15

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; VOELKEL THOMAS [DE]; ZEUNER FRANK [LI]; STEIN SABINE [AT]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]


Patent No.: US6034152A  Issued: 07/Mar/2000

Title: Plaque-inhibiting composites

Applicant/Assignee: THERA PATENT GMBH & CO. KG GESELLSCHAFT FUR INDUSTRIELLE SCHUTZRECHTE

Application No.: 49079   Filing Date: 27/Mar/1998

Abstract:

Dental composites are provided on the basis of customary polymerizable monomers, initiators, fillers and other auxiliaries, which additionally contain the plaque-inhibiting addition of salts of acid-functional polymers having mono- or polyvalent cations.

Priority: DE19971013048 Applic. Date: 1997-03-27

Inventor: BURGER BERND [DE]; GANGNUS BERND [DE]; GUGGENBERGER RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US6035480A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: Toothbrush suitable for preventing the formation of dental plaque and of tartar

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 997122   Filing Date: 23/Dec/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP96/02730 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 23, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 23, 1997 PCT Filed Jun. 24, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/01297 PCT Pub. Date Jan. 16, 1997The invention refers to a toothbrush having anti-dental plaque and anti-tartar activity, characterised in that its bristle-carrier zone (4) is misaligned to the handle (1), a first side of said handle is aligned to the relevant side of said bristle-carrier zone and the second side of said handle has an undercut (3) bounding a recessing portion (2), said recessing portion being 2 or 3 cm. long.

Priority: WO1996EP02730 Applic. Date: 1996-06-24; IT1995MI00451U Applic. Date: 1995-06-28

Inventor: PIANETTI FRANCESCO [IT]


Patent No.: US6035548A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: UV dryer with improved reflector

Applicant/Assignee: GEW (EC) LIMITED

Application No.: 155657   Filing Date: 02/Apr/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB97/00940 Sec. 371 Date Apr. 2, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Apr. 2, 1999 PCT Filed Apr. 2, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/38275 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 16, 1997This invention relates to UV dryers and provides an ultraviolet dryer wherein a UV lamp (2) is supported in a reflector housing (1), said housing including a reflector body member (10) having a reflective surface adjacent the lamp (2) and other surfaces spaced therefrom and cooling means (11) for passing a cooling medium over said other surfaces to cool said body member, wherein the reflective surface comprises a thin, flexible strip of heat-conductive sheet material (12) bearing dichroic film, said film exhibiting a high degree of transmission towards infrared radiation and high degreee of reflection toward UV radiation.

Priority: GB19960007129 Applic. Date: 1996-04-04; WO1997GB00940 Applic. Date: 1997-04-02

Inventor: RAE MALCOLM CHARLES [GB]


Patent No.: US6035811A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: Water lance blower positioning system

Applicant/Assignee: CLYDE BERGEMANN GMBH

Application No.: 978202   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A water lance blower for cleaning heating installations, wherein a water lance (6) is movably (5) arranged with its mouth on or in a hatch (2) and can blow a water jet through the heating installation, which is in operation and is flowed through with flames and/or smoke, onto wall areas (A-E) which can be reached from the hatch (2), wherein the water lance (6) is movable by at least one movement element (8.1, 8.2, 8.3) which is stationarily fixed at one end outside a vertical plane through the point of movement (5) of the water lance (6) to the heating installation and by the other end (7.1, 7.2, 7.3) to the water lance (6), wherein path sensors are provided for precise determination of the position of the water lance (6). Preferably three movement elements (8.1, 8.2, 8.3) are provided, the fixing points (9.1, 9.2, 9.3) of which each form in particular an angle of approximately 80 DEG to 140 DEG to the point of movement (5) of the water lance (6). Such water lance blowers can be installed even when there are unfavorable spatial conditions and perform any freely pre-determinable blowing patterns and speed profiles.

Priority: DE19951019780 Applic. Date: 1995-05-30; WO1996EP02325 Applic. Date: 1996-05-30

Inventor: BUDE FRIEDRICH [DE]; ALBERS KARL [DE]; SIMON STEPHAN [DE]


Patent No.: US6036145A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: Integrated system for protecting and fastening pipes to a supporting structure, particularly of a vehicle

Applicant/Assignee: I.T.W. FASTEX ITALIA S.P.A

Application No.: 35926   Filing Date: 06/Mar/1998

Abstract:

An integrated system for protecting and fastening pipes to a supporting structure, in particular to a vehicle body, by means of threaded pins welded to the vehicle body, the system including at least one supporting element defined by a one-piece body or clip in turn including a central portion with a through hole housing, in use, a sleeve which fastens on to a threaded pin, at least one seat for a pipe, and a flat circular supporting region surrounding the hole on the side eventually facing the vehicle body

and a protection element integrated with the clip and defined by a channel, which provides for protecting the pipes and is connected laterally to the clip by a thin flexible strip which flexes to enable the channel to be rotated 180 DEG on to the clip

the clip and the channel are co-molded simultaneously from the same material, such as a copolymer propylene resin with an appropriate filler

and, at assembly, the clip, supporting the pipe, is first fitted to the vehicle body and retained temporarily to the pin by radial tabs inside the hole, and, once the channel is fitted on to the clip, the sleeve is inserted inside the hole and forced axially on to the pin to fasten the channel and the underlying clip by means of a flared head on the sleeve.

Priority: IT1997TO00190 Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: CALABRESE ROCCO [IT]; CAU PIETRO [IT]


Patent No.: US6036493A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: Dental bleaching system and method

Applicant/Assignee: AD DENT INC

Application No.: 121040   Filing Date: 23/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A dental bleaching system and method having two separated components adapted to be dispensed from a single dispenser as a mixed viscous dental bleach composition. The first component comprises aqueous hydrogen peroxide and the second component includes a gelling agent, catalyst, a pH alkaline buffer, a redox color indicator adapted to oxidize in the presence of a peroxide from a visible color into a neutralized color and a second dye stable in the presence of a peroxide with the concentration of the redox color indicator selected relative to the second dye such that the redox color will be predominant during the bleaching operation and the second dye will be predominant at the end of a controlled time period corresponding to when the bleaching treatment may be discontinued.

Priority:

Inventor: SHARMA BRAHMA [US]


Patent No.: US6036943A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: Methods for treating a person's teeth using sticky dental compositions in combination with passive-type dental trays

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 949887   Filing Date: 14/Oct/1997

Abstract:

Sticky dental compositions which include a sticky, glue-like matrix material for treating a variety of tooth or gum ailments and methods for using such compositions. For maximum comfort, an improved dental tray that is thin-walled, flexible and lightweight is used to hold the sticky dental composition adjacent the desired tooth surfaces. The sticky dental compositions include a sticky matrix material into which is dispersed an appropriate dental agent, such as a bleaching agent, a desensitizing agent, and an anticariogenic agent, an antimicrobial agent. The matrix material preferably includes carboxypolymethylene that has been partially neutralized with a base to reduce etching of the enamel. The carboxypolymethylene adds a unique stickiness to the dental composition which helps to adhere and retain the soft tray material against the person's teeth.

Priority: US1997-865910 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; US1996-722549 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27; US1995-378315 Applic. Date: 1995-01-25; US1993-099247 Applic. Date: 1993-07-28; US1992-985700 Applic. Date: 1992-12-02; US1991-718210 Applic. Date: 1991-06-20; US1990-497934 Applic. Date: 1990-03-22

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6036952A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: Lactic acid bacteria inhibiting the formation of dental plaque in the mouth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 14436   Filing Date: 27/Jan/1998

Abstract:

Enterococcus spp. 1357, Lactobacillus acidophilus V20 and Lactococcus lactis 1370, lactic acid bacterial strains having a potent and lasting inhibitory activity against the formation of glucan and dental plaque in human mouths.

Priority: KR19970037819 Applic. Date: 1997-08-07

Inventor: OH JONG SUK [KR]


Patent No.: US6037388A  Issued: 14/Mar/2000

Title: Dental or surgical adhesive and polymerization initiator composition for the same

Applicant/Assignee: SUN MEDICAL CO LTD

Application No.: 110268   Filing Date: 06/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A polymerization initiator composition comprising 100 parts by weight of an organic boron compound (A) and 10 to 150 parts by weight of an aprotic solvent (B) having a boiling point of 30 to 150 DEG C.

and a dental or surgical adhesive composition containing the above polymerization initiator composition.

Priority: JP19950204748 Applic. Date: 1995-08-10; US1996-695771 Applic. Date: 1996-08-08

Inventor: HASHIMOTO ISAO [JP]; ARATA MASAMI [JP]; ZENG WEIPING [JP]


Patent No.: US6039050A  Issued: 21/Mar/2000

Title: Disposable toothbrush and flossing device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 362461   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A toothbrush comprised of a handle having a first section, a second section connected to and angled up from the first section, and a third section having a decreased width and thickness from the second section. The third section has a lip on its free end. The first section includes a device for mounting a length of dental floss thereon. The head of the toothbrush consists of a base with a substantially rectangular cross section which has an open end and a closed end. A ridge is located along the top or bottom inside face of the base. The base has a cavity which has a substantially rectangular cross section and contains toothpaste. Attached to the top of the base is a middle plate which extends beyond the base past a bottom end of the base. At the bottom end of the middle plate is a thumbstop attached to the top face of the middle plate at the first end. Attached to a top face of the middle plate is a bristle plate which contains bristles. In addition, a bore hole extends through the bristle plate, through the middle plate to the base. This toothbrush is designed so that the handle can be inserted into the base to assemble the toothbrush, and when desired, pushed further into the base to cause toothpaste lodged in the cavity of the handle to be ejected from the cavity, through the middle plate, through the bristle plate and onto the bristles.

Priority:

Inventor: GOLDENBERG EUGENE [US]


Patent No.: US6039569A  Issued: 21/Mar/2000

Title: Fiber-reinforced dental structures and method of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 130911   Filing Date: 07/Aug/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to unique dental structures such as bridges and crowns. The bridge comprises a structural component such as a fiber reinforced polymeric matrix bar disposed within interproximal cavities located in the distal occlusal surface of the mesial abutment tooth and the mesial occlusal surface of the distal abutment tooth. A structural wrap and/or occlusal strip comprising fibers embedded within a polymeric matrix can also be employed where the wrap is attached to one or both abutment teeth and one or both sides of the structural component. The occlusal strip is attached to the occlusal surface of both of the abutment teeth, spans the edentulous area, and is attached to the top surface of the structural component. Meanwhile, the crown comprises a wrap disposed around and adhered to a damaged natural tooth and may have an occlusal strip adhered to the occlusal surface of the natural tooth where the wrap is disposed around the edge of the occlusal strip. In both embodiments a pontic can then be built up around the structures to form the final product.

Priority: US19970055590P Applic. Date: 1997-08-12

Inventor: PRASAD ARUN [US]; KARMAKER AJIT [US]; ZAMMARIEH ELIE [US]; DAY GRANT P [US]


Patent No.: US6039921A  Issued: 21/Mar/2000

Title: Liquid phase disinfection/sterilization with microwave energy

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 978396   Filing Date: 25/Nov/1997

Abstract:

Dental, medical and laboratory instruments may be disinfected and/or sterilized by exposure to a biocidal solution composed of hydrogen peroxide and a weak acid in the presence of microwave irradiation. The process typically occurs at low temperature, generally less than 65 DEG C. In a preferred embodiment, the contaminated instruments are placed in a microwave transparent vessel containing the biocidal solution. A lid is placed over the vessel and the vessel is then placed into a cavity of a microwave oven and irradiated for a very short period of time. At the end of irradiation, instruments are safely and aseptically removed from the cooled container.

Priority: FR20000003449 Applic. Date: 2000-03-17

Inventor: BOUCHER RAYMOND M G [US]


Patent No.: US6040283A  Issued: 21/Mar/2000

Title: Concentrated alkaline glutaraldehyde-phenolic disinfectant

Applicant/Assignee: MICROCHEM LABORATORY, INC

Application No.: 112162   Filing Date: 08/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A high level disinfectant and sterilant solution that is useful to disinfect and sterilize heat-sensitive medical, dental and veterinary devices. The disinfectant solution is a two-part system for mixing just prior to use. The first part comprises glutaraldehyde and a phenolic chemical at a concentration of from about 0.5% w/w to 2.2% w/w, and a second separately contained part that is an activated buffer form of ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA). The third part of the system is local potable tap water.

Priority:

Inventor: MINER NORMAN A [US]


Patent No.: US6042770A  Issued: 28/Mar/2000

Title: Process for the production of plastic cap

Applicant/Assignee: DAIKYO SEIKO LTD

Application No.: 124056   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A plastic cap is provided which is capable of assuring a high sealing property and is advantageous for protection of the environment because of being readily subjectable to disposal of waste or burning treatment after using a container. The plastic cap comprises a drum part covering the mouth part of a container and sealing material and a top plate positioned on a top wall of the drum part, in which the drum part has, on the inner wall thereof, a protrusion part or wedge-shaped part to be engaged with an annular protrusion on the outer periphery of the container mouth part. A window part opens at the center part of the top wall of the cap drum port, and the outer edge of the window part and the lower part of the top plate are connected through several bridged parts. The top plate has at least a larger area than the window part and covers the window part and top wall and the bridged parts are broken by adding a force in a predetermined direction to the top plate to separate the top plate when using the medicament.

Priority: JP19950270201 Applic. Date: 1995-10-18; JP19960047505 Applic. Date: 1996-03-05; US1996-733318 Applic. Date: 1996-10-17

Inventor: SUDO MORIHIRO [JP]; TOGASHI HIROSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6042812A  Issued: 28/Mar/2000

Title: Flavor systems for oral care products

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 756671   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1996

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral compositions comprising a total flavor system and one or more aqueous carriers, wherein the oral composition is a dentifrice or a mouthrinse. The total flavor system comprises a traditional oral care flavor system and a dairy-creme component.

Priority:

Inventor: SANKER LOWELL ALAN [US]; UPSON JAMES GRIGG [US]


Patent No.: US6043226A  Issued: 28/Mar/2000

Title: 3,6-ketal and enol ether macrolide antibiotics

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 257709   Filing Date: 25/Feb/1999

Abstract:

This invention relates to compounds of formulas 1 and 2 and to pharmaceutically acceptable salts and solvates thereof, wherein X, X1, R1, R2, R7, R17 and R19 are as defined herein. The compounds of formulas 1 and 2 may be useful in the treatment of bacterial, parasitic and protozoal infections, as well as disorders related to bacterial, parasitic and protozoal infections, in mammals, fish and birds. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of formula 1 and 2 and to methods of treating bacterial, parasitic and protozoal infections by administering the compounds of formula 1 and 2.

Priority: US19980076630P Applic. Date: 1998-03-03

Inventor: LUNDY KRISTIN MARIE [US]; CHENG HENGMIAO [US]; MINICH MARTHA L [US]; SAKYA SUBAS MAN [US]; BERTINATO PETER [US]


Patent No.: US6043295A  Issued: 28/Mar/2000

Title: Ternary photoinitiator system for curing of epoxy resins

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 362410   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Photocurable, addition polymerizable compositions contain an epoxy resin and a photoinitiator system containing (a) an epoxy resin and (b) a photoinitiator system comprising: (i) an iodonium salt

(ii) a visible light sensitizer

and (iii) an electron donor compound, wherein the photoinitiator system has a photoinduced potential of at least about 0 mV relative to a standard solution of 2.9x10-5 moles/g diphenyl iodonium hexafluoroantimonate and 1.5x10-5 moles/g camphorquinone in 2-butanone. The compositions cure on exposure to light in the visible spectrum and are useful in a variety of applications, including dental adhesives and composites.

Priority: US1997-838835 Applic. Date: 1997-04-11

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]


Patent No.: US6044800A  Issued: 04/Apr/2000

Title: Dental care article for pets and process for producing the same

Applicant/Assignee: EARTH CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 91279   Filing Date: 16/Jun/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/JP97/02630 Sec. 371 Date Jun. 16, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Jun. 16, 1998 PCT Filed Jul. 29, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO98/17104 PCT Pub. Date Apr. 30, 1998There is provided an edible dental care article, that is so palatable to the taste of pets, clears residual food in the pet's mouth while chewed by a pet, thereby not only preventing adhesion of plaque and formation of dental calculus but giving a massage to the pet's gum. The edible dental care article for pets is characterized in that a casing material is processed in a thread-like manner, a string-like manner, or a thin-tube-like manner

one of the casing material or a combination of the casing material of several kinds, preferably combined with thread-like other proteins, carbohydrates or lipids, is twisted in a string-like manner

cord-like members are tied into a bundle or twisted together so as to make a rope-like member of a prescribed shape in conformity with the kind or size of a pet, with the twists of the rope-like member being treated so as not to loosen.

Priority: JP19960274897 Applic. Date: 1996-10-17; WO1997JP02630 Applic. Date: 1997-07-29

Inventor: KUBO MICHIYO [JP]; NAKANO YOSHIHIKO [JP]; AOKI SHIGEMASA [JP]; KAMEI MASAHARU [JP]


Patent No.: US6045780A  Issued: 04/Apr/2000

Title: Toothpaste composition

Applicant/Assignee: SHEMBERG MARKETING CORPORATION

Application No.: 102444   Filing Date: 22/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Disclosed is a toothpaste composition comprising ultra low viscosity guar and carrageenan as a combination viscosity builder. In preferred embodiments of the toothpaste composition the combination viscosity builder comprises less than about 10% of the toothpaste composition by weight, and more preferably, about 0.5% to about 5% of the toothpaste composition by weight. The low viscosity guar preferably comprises less than about 50% of the combination viscosity builder by weight, and more preferably, about 20% to about 30% of the combination viscosity builder by weight. Also disclosed is a dry blend comprising about 20-30% low viscosity guar, about 50-60% iota-type carrageenan and about 20-30% lambda-type carrageenan. The specifications which relate to these components of the dry blend are identical to those discussed above in connection with the toothpaste composition. The dry blend, when appropriately hydrated, has a water viscosity of at least about 40 cps.

Priority:

Inventor: BIXLER HARRIS J [US]; SANCHEZ-ZABALLERO GRECILDA [PH]


Patent No.: US6045811A  Issued: 04/Apr/2000

Title: Delivery system for an oral care substance using a permanently deformable strip of material

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 870331   Filing Date: 06/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A delivery system for an oral care substance includes a strip of material having a yield point and thickness such that the strip of material substantially conforms to a shape of a tooth and its adjoining soft tissue via permanent deformation under a pressure less than about 250,000 Pascals when the delivery system is placed thereagainst. The delivery system also includes an oral care substance applied to the strip of material such that when the delivery system is placed on a surface of the tooth and its adjoining soft tissue, the substance contacts the surface providing an active onto the surface. The substance also provides adhesive attachment between the strip of material and the surface to hold the delivery system in place for a sufficient time to allow the active to act upon the surface. The substance has an extrusion resistance sufficient to withstand a normal force applied to deform the strip of material so that the substance is not substantially extruded from between the strip of material and the surface during manual deformation of the strip of material. A method of delivery includes pre-coating the strip of material, having the wearer apply substance to the strip of material, or having the wearer apply the substance directly to the surface before applying a strip of material.

Priority:

Inventor: DIRKSING ROBERT S [US]; SAGEL PAUL A [US]; TWEDDELL III RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US6045974A  Issued: 04/Apr/2000

Title: Borate photoinitiators from monoboranes

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 247147   Filing Date: 09/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to photopolymerizable compositions comprising as photoinitiator a borate of the formula I or I'R1, R2 and R3 are, for example and independently of one another, phenyl or another aromatic hydrocarbon, with or without any heteroatoms, which radicals are unsubstituted or are substituted, or the radicals R1 and R2 form bridges to produce structures of the formula II, IIa or IIb with the provisos that not more than two of the radicals R1, R2 and R3 are identical and either at least two of the radicals R1, R2 and R3 are aromatic hydrocarbon radicals or phenyl radicals which are substituted in both ortho-positions or at least one radical R1, R2 or R3 is a sterically bulky aryl radical and the remaining radicals of R1, R2 and R3 are aromatic hydrocarbon radicals or are phenyl radicals which are substituted in at least one ortho-position

R4 is, for example, phenyl or C1-C20alkyl and G is a radical which is able to form positive ions.

Priority: CH19950003344 Applic. Date: 1995-11-24; US1996-755771 Applic. Date: 1996-11-21

Inventor: CUNNINGHAM ALLAN FRANCIS [CH]; KUNZ MARTIN [DE]; KURA HISATOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6046100A  Issued: 04/Apr/2000

Title: Method of fabricating a fabricating plug and near-zero overlap interconnect line

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC

Application No.: 762868   Filing Date: 12/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A method of fabricating an electrically conductive plug on a semiconductor workpiece. A dielectric layer is deposited on the workpiece, and a cavity is etched in the dielectric. An etchant-resistant material is deposited on the wall of the cavity adjacent the cavity mouth so as to form an inwardly-extending lateral protrusion, the etchant-resistant material being resistant to etching by at least one etchant substance which etches said electrically conductive material substantially faster than it etches the etchant resistant material. The cavity is filled by an electrically conductive material. In another aspect of the method, the etchant-resistant material can be omitted. Instead, upper and lower portions of the cavity are etched anisotropically and isotropically, respectively, so as to form a lower portion of the cavity that is wider than the upper portion. In a third aspect of the method, a higher density upper layer of dielectric is deposited over a lower density lower layer of dielectric. The two layers are etched to form a cavity. Because of the upper layer's higher density, it etches more slowly than the lower layer, producing a cavity having an upper portion that is narrower than its lower portion.

Priority:

Inventor: RAMASWAMI SESHADRI [US]; NULMAN JAIM [US]


Patent No.: US6046188A  Issued: 04/Apr/2000

Title: Synthetic catalytic free radical scavengers useful as antioxidants for prevention and therapy of disease

Applicant/Assignee: EUKARION, INC

Application No.: 973577   Filing Date: 11/Mar/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/10037 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 11, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 11, 1998 PCT Filed Jun. 6, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/40148 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 19, 1996The invention provides antioxidant salen-metal complexes, compositions of such antioxidant salen-metal complexes having superoxide activity, catalase activity, and/or peroxidase activity, compositions of salen-metal complexes in a form suitable for pharmaceutical administration to treat or prevent a disease associated with cell or tissue damage produced by free radicals such as superoxide, and cosmetic and free radical quenching formulations of salen metal compounds.

Priority: US1995-485489 Applic. Date: 1995-06-07; WO1996US10037 Applic. Date: 1996-06-06

Inventor: MALFROY-CAMINE BERNARD [US]; DOCTROW SUSAN ROBIN [US]


Patent No.: US6048202A  Issued: 11/Apr/2000

Title: Polymerizable isolation barriers with enhanced tissue adherence and methods for forming and using such barriers

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 189006   Filing Date: 09/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The polymerizable dental isolation barrier has a monomer and an initiator. The barrier composition has at least one additive including a polymer strength reducer, a wet tissue adherence accentuator, and a reflective material The polymer strength reducer is an organic compound that prevents complete polymerization. The tissue adherence accentuator enables the barrier to adhere to a dental substrate ever after polymerization. The reflective material lowers the reaction rate and lowers the production of excess heat to reduce patient discomfort and to avoid tissue damage.

Priority: US1997-802674 Applic. Date: 1997-02-19

Inventor: JENSEN STEVEN D [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6048660A  Issued: 11/Apr/2000

Title: Non-volatile phenylglyoxalic esters

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 14555   Filing Date: 28/Jan/1998

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula I in which R1 and R2 independently of one another are, for example, a group of the formula II R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 independently of one another are, for example, hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl, OR8, SR9, NR10R11, halogen or phenyl

R8, R9, R10, R11 independently of one another are, for example, hydrogen or C1-C12alkyl

R12 is, for example, C1-C8alkyl

R13 is, for example, C1-C12alkyl

R14 is, for example, hydrogen

Y is C1-C12alkylene, C4-C8alkenylene, C4-C8alkynylene or cyclohexylene, or is phenylene or C4-C40alkylene interrupted one or more times by -O-, -S- or -NR15-, or Y is a group of the formula III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X or XI Y1 is as defined for Y with the exception of the formula V

R15 is hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl or phenyl

and R16 is hydrogen, CH2OH or C1-C4alkyl

and mixtures of these compounds with further photoinitiators are suitable for photopolymerizing compounds having ethylenically unsaturated double bonds.

Priority: CH19970000195 Applic. Date: 1997-01-30

Inventor: LEPPARD DAVID GEORGE [CH]; KOEHLER MANFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6048913A  Issued: 11/Apr/2000

Title: Coating composition for teeth

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 125420   Filing Date: 17/Aug/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/JP97/04533 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 17, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 17, 1998 PCT Filed Dec. 10, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO98/26749 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 25, 1998The present invention relates to a dental coating composition comprising a polymer which has in its molecule one or more phosphorus series acid residues selected from the group consisting of phosphoric acid, phosphonic acid and phosphinic acid and halides and salts thereof and has a weight-average molecular weight of 10,000 to 5,000,000, and water or a lower alcohol. The composition is a dental coating agent which does not easily peel off when drinking or eating, can be removed easily if necessary and does not have a safety problem.

Priority: JP19960339653 Applic. Date: 1996-12-19; WO1997JP04533 Applic. Date: 1997-12-10

Inventor: YAMAGISHI ATSUSHI [JP]; OSHIMA AKIRA [JP]; KAYANE SHIGETO [JP]; NAKANO YUKIHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6050059A  Issued: 18/Apr/2000

Title: Packaging apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A

Application No.: 63011   Filing Date: 21/Apr/1998

Abstract:

The packaging apparatus for bags containing products for infusion envisages a plurality of stations located one after another along a feed line and used first to continuously cut successive individual pieces of fabric from a continuous strip of fabric, then to transform the piece of fabric from its flat configuration to a bag configuration, tubular in shape and with an open top which forms the mouth and into which a dose of product is inserted

the tubular bag is then moved to stations which cut the excess part of the mouth to size and close the mouth by tying it with a continuous thread, so as to form a closed bag, containing a single dose of product and having a projecting upper portion of thread

finally, a label is attached to the thread on each bag and the label is inserted in the bag tying zone.

Priority: IT1997BO00241 Applic. Date: 1997-04-23

Inventor: REA DARIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6050818A  Issued: 18/Apr/2000

Title: Electrically powered dental cleansing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 760580   Filing Date: 04/Dec/1996

Abstract:

An electrically powered dental cleansing apparatus in which a cleansing implement is coupled to a drive sleeve and adapted to be rotated about a longitudinal axis. The coupling is effected by a resilient member, in particular a spring which includes a slip coupling and/or a buffer zone. Under normal conditions, the slip coupling provides a non-rotative connection between the drive sleeve and the cleansing implement. However, in the event of the cleansing implement seizing in an interproximal space, for example, the slip coupling will slip, thus avoiding potential damage. The buffer zone acts to prevent displacement of the cleansing implement-although intended by the user-in cases where, for example, the cleansing implement is positioned against a tooth surface rather than against an interproximal space.

Priority: DE19951014710 Applic. Date: 1995-04-21; WO1996EP01097 Applic. Date: 1996-03-14

Inventor: BOLAND BERNHARD [DE]; HACZEK WERNER [DE]


Patent No.: US6050894A  Issued: 18/Apr/2000

Title: Feeding crop to the rotor of an axial flow combine harvester

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 44153   Filing Date: 19/Mar/1998

Abstract:

An impeller blade for the rotor of an axial flow combine harvester is shaped such that an outer blade portion has a shape of the blade portion defining an inclined edge which joins a forward blade edge lying in a radial plane of the rotor at a first position spaced outwardly from the hub of the rotor and joins the outer blade edge at a second position spaced rearwardly of the first position, the inclined edge having at least a part thereof which is substantially straight and parallel to an inner blade edge so as to be inclined at an angle to the outer blade edge and extend outwardly and rearwardly from the first position to the second position such that the radial distance of the second position from the axis is greater than that of the first position. This reduces the length of the forward edge to 50% to 75% of its conventional length and acts to overcome a long standing feeding problem of this type of rotor in some crops.

Priority: CA19982232330 Applic. Date: 1998-03-17

Inventor: JOHNSON MARLIN [CA]


Patent No.: US6051626A  Issued: 18/Apr/2000

Title: Adhesive composition for dental or surgical treatment

Applicant/Assignee: SUN MEDICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 946703   Filing Date: 08/Oct/1997

Abstract:

An adhesive composition for dental or surgical treatment comprising (A) 2 to 24 parts by weight of an organic boron compound, (B) 0.002 to 0.5 part by weight of a photopolymerization initiator, (C) 75 to 97 parts by weight of a polymerizable monomer mixture comprising 2 to 20% by weight of a monomer containing an acidic group and 80 to 98% by weight of a monomer containing no acidic group, and (D) optionally, 250 parts or less by weight of a filler.

Priority: JP19960269743 Applic. Date: 1996-10-11

Inventor: ZENG WEIPING [JP]; SHIMOZONO AKARI [JP]; BANBA TSUYOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6053380A  Issued: 25/Apr/2000

Title: Apparatus and method for automatically placing and removing a sterile glove on a hand

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 374963   Filing Date: 16/Aug/1999

Abstract:

This invention is an electronically sanitized medical glove dispensing machine. Not only does the machine place the warm gloves on your hands, it also takes them off and disposes of them in a sanitary way, such as a biohazard bag. The apparatus works via a compressor and a circuit board, along with sensors, "gripper clips", small air hoses, latex gloves, and a stainless steel housing. The sanitized glove is inflated so the hand can be placed in the glove before usage. A hook grips the gloves after the medical worker is finished with them, removes them, and sanitizes them.

Priority:

Inventor: SHERROD TONY D [US]


Patent No.: US6053731A  Issued: 25/Apr/2000

Title: Device for the recognition of caries, plaque or bacterial infection of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH & CO

Application No.: 36475   Filing Date: 06/Mar/1998

Abstract:

Device for the recognition of caries, plaque or bacterial infection of teeth, the device having in substance a generator (4) for the generation of an excitation radiation (6) which with the aid of a dental handpiece (1) can be directed at a tooth (8) to be investigated, and a set of differently formed exchangeable emission and acquisition devices (2) for the irradiation of the tooth to be investigated with the excitation radiation (6) in dependence upon the surface of the tooth (8) to be treated in each case and for acquiring a fluorescence radiation (7) excited at the irradiated tooth (8). The individual exchangeable emission and acquisition devices (2) can each be removably coupled with the dental handpiece (1) and include a plurality of individual emission fibers (24a) and detection fibers (24b).

Priority: DE19972004185U Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: HECKENBERGER HANS [DE]


Patent No.: US6053732A  Issued: 25/Apr/2000

Title: Dental prophylaxis angle and a pivotable prophy cup therefore

Applicant/Assignee: PROFESSIONAL DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 20059   Filing Date: 06/Feb/1998

Abstract:

In a dental prophylaxis angle, an angle housing defines a main passageway and an ancillary passageway communicating therewith and extending at an substantial angle thereto. A drive shaft extends through the main passageway, while a cup holder is rotatably disposed in the ancillary passageway, the cup holder being drivingly coupled to the drive shaft. A flexible prophy cup is mounted to the cup holder, and a bearing is rotatably disposed in the main passageway about the drive shaft. The bearing has a snap-lock element projecting into a recess provided in the housing, thereby fixing a longitudinal position of the bearing with respect to the housing and holding the drive shaft in driving engagement with the cup holder. The prophy cup is coupled to the cup holder via a ball and socket joint and is provided in a region about the ball and socket joint with a flexible skirt defining an annular groove, the cup holder having an annular seat projecting into the groove. The seat preferably has an outer surface inclined at an angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the cup holder. The skirt engages the outer surface of the seat and bends upon such engagement during use of the prophylaxis angle. In addition, the prophy cup is provided with outwardly extending projections in the groove, the seat being formed with inwardly extending teeth meshing with the projections for driving the cup. The prophy cup may also include on the interior of its flexible skirt a retaining extension that is held by an opposing retaining base of the cup holder.

Priority: US1996-718750 Applic. Date: 1996-09-23

Inventor: SALE DAVID WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US6053734A  Issued: 25/Apr/2000

Title: Toothbrush and method of cleaning teeth

Applicant/Assignee: CHESEBROUGH-POND'S USA CO

Application No.: 124267   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A toothbrush having filaments which comprise poly(trimethylene terephthalate).

Priority: GB19970016394 Applic. Date: 1997-08-01

Inventor: SAVILL DEREK GUY [GB]


Patent No.: US6053806A  Issued: 25/Apr/2000

Title: Suction device for a hand-held tool

Applicant/Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 188879   Filing Date: 09/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A suction device for a hand-held tool having a plate-like working tool, the section device including a hood-shaped housing covering a rear side of the tool (4) and partially a working tool circumference and connectable with a device for creating vacuum, and a protective screen (3) formed of a flexible material and extending along a circumference of a free end surface of the housing (2) and projecting axially above the free end surface, with the protective screen (3) having a plurality of slots (31) distributed along a circumferential extent of the protective screen (3) and opening toward a free end of the protective screen (3).

Priority: DE19971050283 Applic. Date: 1997-11-13

Inventor: OHLENDORF OLIVER [DE]


Patent No.: US6054400A  Issued: 25/Apr/2000

Title: Bioactive glasses and their use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 860200   Filing Date: 11/Jul/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FI96/00001 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 11, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 11, 1997 PCT Filed Jan. 2, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/21628 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 18, 1996The invention relates to a bioactive glass having a suitable working range for glass processing. Said bioactive glass comprises oxides of silicon, phosphorus, alkalis, alkaline earths and optionally other elements such as boron. According to the invention said oxides are present in the following amounts: SiO2 53-60 wt. %

Na2O 0-34 wt. %

K2O 1-20 wt. %

MgO 0-5 wt. %

CaO 5-25 wt. %

B2O3 0-4 wt. %

P2O5 0.5-6 wt. %

provided that Na2O+K2O=16-35 wt. %

K2O+MgO=5-20 wt. % and MgO+CaO=10-25 wt. %.

Priority: FI19950000147 Applic. Date: 1995-01-13; WO1996FI00001 Applic. Date: 1996-01-02

Inventor: BRINK MARIA [FI]; KARLSSON KAJ [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]


Patent No.: US6055686A  Issued: 02/May/2000

Title: Baby bunting for use in an infant carrier

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 67717   Filing Date: 28/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A baby bunting which enables a shoulder harness to be fit snug against the infant's clothing to thereby hold the infant securely in the infant carrier, without having to remove the infant from the bunting, wherein the bunting has a contoured shape which enables the shoulder harness to fit closely on top of the infant's shoulders, and has a drawstring through an integral hood of the bunting which draws the hood around the infant's face so as to fit snugly while preventing the drawstring from getting near to the infant's mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: KNIGHT KATHRYN [US]


Patent No.: US6055697A  Issued: 02/May/2000

Title: Windshield wiper blade

Applicant/Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Application No.: 303   Filing Date: 21/Jan/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DE97/00948 Sec. 371 Date Jan. 21, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Jan. 21, 1998 PCT Filed May 10, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO98/04443 PCT Pub. Date Feb. 5, 1998A windshield wiper blade (10) is proposed for the cleaning of windshields of motor vehicles. The windshield wiper blade has an elongated, flexible support element (12), and is provided with devices for connecting a powered wiper arm (14). An elongated wiper lip strip, made of rubber-like material, having a tip and a wiper strip lip is disposed on the support element and is equipped with an elongated spring runner enclosed by the tip. A simple means of mounting the wiper blade results, if the spring runner (30) is disposed in a prefabricated longitudinal channel (28) penetrating the entire length of the tip (24), and further if the spring runner (30) projects with its two ends (32, 33) from the tip (24), and if further these two ends (32, 33) of the spring runner (30) form support devices to secure the wiper strip (18) on the support element (12).

Priority: DE19961030510 Applic. Date: 1996-07-29; WO1997DE00948 Applic. Date: 1997-05-10

Inventor: WOLLENSCHLAEGER DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6055982A  Issued: 02/May/2000

Title: Disposable face mask with enhanced fluid barrier

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 994231   Filing Date: 18/Dec/1997

Abstract:

A disposable face mask that includes a filter body capable of filtering liquids and/or particles of a size appropriate for the mask's intended purposes, while providing excellent breathability and comfort to the wearer for extended periods of time. The filter body is formed from multiple layers of filtration material having various configurations. Such masks may be secured by one or more knitted headbands to the head of a wearer. Various gasket-type sealing materials such as plastic film or other materials such as hydrogel may be used to enhance the fluid barrier formed between the periphery of the mask and the wearer's face. For one embodiment the face mask may include a continuous loop of material to secure the mask on a wearer's face.

Priority: US1995-499063 Applic. Date: 1995-07-06; US1993-168090 Applic. Date: 1993-12-15; US1995-571300 Applic. Date: 1995-12-12

Inventor: BRUNSON KEVIN K [US]; RICH ALBERT R [US]; RASBERRY FRANK D [US]; REESE GEORGE D [US]


Patent No.: US6056548A  Issued: 02/May/2000

Title: Hygienic dental laser photo treatment method

Applicant/Assignee: CERAMOPTEC INDUSTRIES, INC

Application No.: 277017   Filing Date: 26/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The invention is a safe, hygienic method to use a laser toothbrush employing low power radiation in conjunction with an enhanced dental liquid or paste. The method provides a safe hygienic dental treatment that can be practiced by anyone and enhances destruction of oral viruses and bacteria. The present invention teaches a method which will have a significant effect on the treatment of all types of oral diseases, inflammations, and infections. A pulsed diode laser as well as a continuous wave diode laser can be used with an enhanced dental liquid or paste for selective bio-stimulation within the oral cavity with little more effort than a conscientious person spends brushing their teeth.

Priority: US1997-914453 Applic. Date: 1997-08-19; US1995-429083 Applic. Date: 1995-04-26

Inventor: NEUBERGER WOLFGANG [MY]; CECCHETTI WALTER [IT]


Patent No.: US6056944A  Issued: 02/May/2000

Title: Pharmaceutical compositions for oral use including an NSAID and ceramides

Applicant/Assignee: SYNTHELABO

Application No.: 77790   Filing Date: 08/Jun/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FR96/01925 Sec. 371 Date Jun. 8, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Jun. 8, 1998 PCT Filed Dec. 4, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/20572 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 12, 1997Polar lipid composition of plant origin for conveying an active agent and/or making it penetrate into a target cell, the composition being characterized in that it is comprised of an injectable, intra-articular, topical or ingestable aqueous emulsion of a polar lipid mixture rich in phospholipids, in glycolipids and in ceramides, having a composition which is substantially similar to that of the polar lipids constituents of lipid cytomembranes of cells and obtained from a plant compound such as cereal flour or an extract such as bran or lipids extracted from cereals by means of chlorinated solvants.

Priority: FR19950014392 Applic. Date: 1995-12-06; WO1996FR01925 Applic. Date: 1996-12-04

Inventor: FINIDORI CLAUDINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6059373A  Issued: 09/May/2000

Title: Pick holder extraction

Applicant/Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC

Application No.: 930495   Filing Date: 15/Dec/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/04532 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 15, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 15, 1997 PCT Filed Apr. 3, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/31682 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 10, 1996A pick holder (110) is frictionally seated via a round cylindrical barrel (112) in a pick box of a continuous miner. A pick is in operation rotationally located in a bore (114). The bore (114), toward a rear thereof, has an internal, inwardly projecting screw thread (30). When the pick has been removed, the pick holder (110) is extracted from the pick box by screwing a screw threaded shank into the screw thread (30), and applying an extracting force via the shank and the interengaged screw threads to the pick holder (110).

Priority: WO1996US04532 Applic. Date: 1996-04-03; ZA19950002855 Applic. Date: 1995-04-06

Inventor: WRIGHT NOEL G [ZA]; HOLTSHAUSEN RICHARD GEORGE [ZA]


Patent No.: US6059458A  Issued: 09/May/2000

Title: Elastic top drawtape bag and method of manufacturing the same

Applicant/Assignee: TENNECO PACKAGING, INC

Application No.: 244865   Filing Date: 05/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A drawtape bag comprises a pair of pliable thermoplastic body panels joined to each other along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the opposing sides. The bag may be opened along the mouth end formed opposite the bottom. At least one of the body panels forms a hem along the mouth end of the bag, and the hem houses a pliable thermoplastic drawtape. One or more drawtape holes located within the hem expose the drawtape allowing it to be pulled through the holes to close the bag and to be used as a handle. The elastic top feature is provided by an elastomeric strip connected to a looped section of the drawtape housed within the hem. Specifically, the drawtape section is gathered into one or more loops defining a series of crests and troughs, and each trough is sealed to the elastomeric strip.

Priority: CA20002304538 Applic. Date: 2000-04-10; WO2000US08065 Applic. Date: 2000-03-27

Inventor: BELIAS WILLIAM P [US]; GUELI CATHERINE E [US]; GLOD SR LAWRENCE J [US]


Patent No.: US6059465A  Issued: 09/May/2000

Title: Test material storage and feed device

Applicant/Assignee: GRETAG IMAGING AG

Application No.: 73440   Filing Date: 06/May/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to a test material storage and feed device with a light-proof container, into which either chemical film test strips, or pre-exposed photographic paper sections can be inserted. The container has a delivery mouth for taking the test strips or paper sections out of the container. A connecting device can be provided on the delivery mouth of the container which can be placed against a corresponding feed opening of a printer or a film processor, or can be inserted at least partially into the feed opening.

Priority: EP19970107461 Applic. Date: 1997-05-06; EP19980105788 Applic. Date: 1998-03-30

Inventor: HELLER MARTIN [CH]; KNECHT HUGO [CH]


Patent No.: US6060452A  Issued: 09/May/2000

Title: Analogs of L-Glu-L-Trp having pharmacological activity

Applicant/Assignee: CYTRAN, INC

Application No.: 55051   Filing Date: 03/Apr/1998

Abstract:

This invention provides analogs of L-Glu-L-Trp and methods of using them for immunomodulation and treatment of pathological neovascular conditions. The analogs include the substitution of a carbon atom for a nitrogen atom in the indole ring of tryptophan.

Priority: US1996-614764 Applic. Date: 1996-03-13

Inventor: GREEN LAWRENCE R [US]; SINACKEVICH NICKOLAY V [RU]


Patent No.: US6062436A  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Flexible vented self-sealing dispensing valve

Applicant/Assignee: OWENS-ILLINOIS CLOSURE INC

Application No.: 53709   Filing Date: 02/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A squeeze-type container package that comprises a flexible resilient container body and a self-sealing closure assembly mounted to the mouth of the container body. The self-sealing closure assembly includes a dispensing valve of one-piece integrally molded elastic construction having an annular base, an internal wall portion that extends radially inwardly and axially from the base, and a mouth portion that includes a slit opening oriented diametrically of the annular base. Internal stresses within the wall portion bias the slit to the closed position. An annular lip that extends radially outwardly from the valve cooperates with an annular internal rib on the closure for venting the interior of the container body to atmosphere when the container body is released following dispensing of product.

Priority:

Inventor: FUCHS TIMOTHY J [US]


Patent No.: US6063364A  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Tooth paste with included apple cider vinegar for dazzling teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 50408   Filing Date: 30/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A toothpaste is improved and especially rendered a breath freshening agent by thoroughly mixing with a solution of three (3) parts of apple cider vinegar and one part of water, which final toothpaste mixture may then be applied to the teeth by brushing in the normal manner.

Priority:

Inventor: MAKOS ANNE H [US]


Patent No.: US6063416A  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Procedure and package to enable peg display of food pouch in tent-style paperboard carton

Applicant/Assignee: KRAFT FOODS, INC

Application No.: 236874   Filing Date: 26/Jan/1999

Abstract:

Packaging for food products is provided which combines a flexible pouch with a tent-style paperboard carton which effects display of the product in an upright orientation, such as suspended from a merchandiser peg. The flexible pouch has a folded-over mouth portion which provides a folded width that is less than the width of the tent-style carton and preferably also less than the width of the pouch along its unfolded portion.

Priority:

Inventor: TEASDALE ARTHUR C [US]; WILCOX STEPHEN P [US]


Patent No.: US6063802A  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Ondansetron freeze-dried dosage form compositions for oral administration

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXCO WELLCOME INC

Application No.: 238165   Filing Date: 28/Jan/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to a freeze-dried dosage form for oral administration capable of being rapidly disintegrated in the mouth comprising ondansetron in the form of its free base or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. Methods for the manufacture of such compositions and for their use in the treatment of conditions mediated through the action of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT) at 5HT3 receptors are also described.

Priority: GB19940023511 Applic. Date: 1994-11-22; US1998-066762 Applic. Date: 1998-04-28; US1997-906839 Applic. Date: 1997-08-06; US1995-557620 Applic. Date: 1995-11-14

Inventor: WINTERBORN IAN KEITH [GB]


Patent No.: US6063830A  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Dental curable composition and artificial tooth

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU

Application No.: 985193   Filing Date: 04/Dec/1997

Abstract:

The present invention provides a dental curable material suitable for a production of an artificial teeth having a strong toughness, wear resistance, transparency and moldability, which comprises a silane-treated silica uniformely dispersed in urethane (meth)acrylate (a): said silica has a 1 to 85 nm, with at least one silane compound represented by the formula (1): YnSiX4-n(1)wherein Y is a hydrocarbon group or a reactive group containing a vinyl-polymerizable group

X is a hydrolyzable group

and n is an integer of 1, 2 or 3, and is uniformly dispersed in a urethane (meth)acrylte (b).

Priority: JP19960326579 Applic. Date: 1996-12-06; JP19960326581 Applic. Date: 1996-12-06

Inventor: DEGUCHI MIKITO [JP]; SHIOI HIROYUKI [JP]; NAGAFUJI AKIHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6063831A  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Method for processing dental acrylic resins

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 182009   Filing Date: 29/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A method for using dental acrylic resins, the method comprising mixing a liquid monomer of methyl methacrylate with a polymer powder of methyl methacrylate, forming the mixture into an arbitrary shape by molding, filling, applying or other means, and then polymerizing and curing the formed mixture, wherein organic compounds selected from acryloyl morpholine, a coumarone resin, vinyl stearate, polyvinyl acetate, and alcoholic surfactants are previously added to the liquid monomer as a shrinkage controlling agent for lowering a curing shrinkage caused by the polymerization, is disclosed. According to the invention, not only the curing shrinkage rate of the curing shrinkage generated at the time of polymerization can be readily lowered to 0.3% or less, but also the method of the invention can be applied to a denture, a denture base, a casting pattern, fillers or cements as in the conventional techniques.

Priority: JP19970322475 Applic. Date: 1997-11-07

Inventor: KUBO FUMINOBU [JP]; JOSHIN KAZUHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6063915A  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Carrageenan compositions and methods for their production

Applicant/Assignee: HERCULES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 124970   Filing Date: 30/Jul/1998

Abstract:

Carrageenan compostions comprising from about from about 79 mol % to about 95 mol % iota carrageenan and from about 0.1 mol % to about 10 mol % nu carrageenan, and carrageenan and compositions which exhibit elastic modulus, G'-1 Hz at 5 DEG C., of greater than about 200 Pa, elastic modulus, G'-1 Hz at 25 DEG C., of less than about 200 Pa, viscous modulus, G''-0.2 Hz at 5 DEG C., of from about 5 Pa to about 25 Pa, and melting point of less than 60 DEG C., in a 1.2 wt % aqueous gel, and methods of producing the same.

Priority:

Inventor: HANSEN JACK HARBO [DK]; GROENDAL JAN [DK]; LARSEN HENRIK [DK]


Patent No.: USRE36699E  Issued: 16/May/2000

Title: Sonic dental device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 139545   Filing Date: 25/Aug/1998

Abstract:

An electric device which removes supragingival and sub-gingival plaque and undesirable debris from the interproximal surfaces between teeth is described. This device utilizes a combination of sonic energy and dental floss which is secured between two tines, the tines being part of a flexible fork which is removable from a powered handle which contains batteries and an electric motor. The electric motor, which is coupled to an eccentrically mounted disc on an output shaft, revolves at sonic frequencies which in turn generates sonic energy that is transmitted to the flexible fork which holds the floss. The sonic energy is synchronized and in tune with the natural resonance frequencies of the fork thereby stimulating the resonance action of oscillating vertical and/or elliptical movement of the fork which in turn imparts cleaning energy to and enhances the cleaning properties of the floss. The flexible fork may be removed from the handle and replaced with other dental cleaning tools such as a brush, a pick, and/or a tray attachment.

Priority: US1994-334586 Applic. Date: 1994-11-04; US1994-300414 Applic. Date: 1994-09-02; US1992-998378 Applic. Date: 1992-12-30

Inventor: MURAYAMA RONALD K [US]


Patent No.: US6065643A  Issued: 23/May/2000

Title: Two-compartment container

Applicant/Assignee: BETTS UK LIMITED

Application No.: 68766   Filing Date: 21/Jul/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB96/02722 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 21, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 21, 1998 PCT Filed Nov. 6, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/18144 PCT Pub. Date May 22, 1997A two-compartment container (10) comprises two flexible "D" shaped cross section tubular housings (11) each having a respective shoulder (17) with a nozzle (25). The two tubular housings (11) each have a flat portion (14) and an arcuate portion (15) and are held in side-by-side relationship so that the flat portions (14) are in contact over substantially their entire widths and lengths.

Priority: GB19950023230 Applic. Date: 1995-11-14; WO1996GB02722 Applic. Date: 1996-11-06

Inventor: HARVEY JOHN W [GB]; SAWKINS JOHN D [GB]


Patent No.: US6066274A  Issued: 23/May/2000

Title: Method and means for producing a ceramic or metallic product for sintering

Applicant/Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE AB

Application No.: 981706   Filing Date: 23/Mar/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/SE96/00819 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 23, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 23, 1998 PCT Filed Jun. 24, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/01408 PCT Pub. Date Jan. 16, 1997A device including an injection molding tool for use once or a few times for producing a sinterable ceramic and/or metallic product. The device includes at least one first tool part. At least one second tool part is combinable with the at least one first tool part to form a molding space for the product. The second tool part is produced using a wet composition and is made of a readily worked and form-stable material containing pores and admixed heat-conducting particles. A wet composition-enclosing member can engage the first tool part during the production of the second tool part. A unit can be connected to the at least one second tool part and can be arranged with the at least one first tool part for absorbing internal lateral displacement forces arising during squeezing or injection of an injection molding composition. The injection molding tool is adapted to receive an injection molding composition containing a ceramic and/or metallic powder that is introduced into the molding tool with low or medium pressure for forming the product. The pores and the admixed heat-conducting particles conduct away heat generated during the molding and gas trapped in the molding space. The pores also provide a well-balanced porosity for effecting conduction of the gas and, together with a flexibility in the solidified injection molding composition, permit the product to be separated from the tool parts without braking.

Priority: SE19950002338 Applic. Date: 1995-06-28; WO1996SE00819 Applic. Date: 1996-06-24

Inventor: ANTONSON IZIDOR [SE]; BRANDT JESPER [SE]; POMPE ROBERT [SE]


Patent No.: US6067983A  Issued: 30/May/2000

Title: Method and apparatus for controlled flow sampling from the airway

Applicant/Assignee: SENSORMEDICS CORPORATION

Application No.: 934175   Filing Date: 19/Sep/1997

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for controlled flow sampling from the airway includes a mouthpiece, or a connector attached to a tube inserted in the subject's trachea, either of which is used to capture gases from the subject's airway. Attached to the mouthpiece or the connector is a total airway occlusion. A pump or vacuum source, maintained at a lower pressure than the pressure inside the airway, is connected to the total airway occlusion, pulling gas out of the airway independent of the subject's volition. The flow is maintained at a substantially constant rate chosen by the operator through control over the source of low pressure. As gases flow out of the airway, they flow through a gas analyzer which measures desired properties of the gas.

Priority:

Inventor: STENZLER ALEX [US]


Patent No.: US6068475A  Issued: 30/May/2000

Title: Flavored and medicated therapeutic mouthpiece

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 248714   Filing Date: 11/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A flavored and medicated therapeutic mouthpiece for causing a mouth to salivate and for dispensing medicine to heal wounds and sores within the mouth. The flavored and medicated therapeutic mouthpiece includes a pliable U-shaped member insertable into a mouth of a user. A first flavored coating is disposed on the U-shaped member. A second flavored coating or a layer of medicine may also be applied to the U-shaped member. The U-shaped member may be hollow and have a cold temperature storage medium stored therein.

Priority:

Inventor: STOYKA JR FRANK S [US]


Patent No.: US6068584A  Issued: 30/May/2000

Title: Method of forming a plastic bag with promotional strip

Applicant/Assignee: THE AVANTAGE GROUP, INC

Application No.: 267507   Filing Date: 12/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Method of making gusseted plastic bags in either rolls or stack packs, each bag having at least one plastic promotional strip extending along a side edge of the bag and secured adjacent to top and bottom edges. The promotional strip may be disposed either between the folded bag edges forming the gusset or outside of the gusset, and may or may not be perforated.

Priority: US1997-845269 Applic. Date: 1997-04-24; US19960030381P Applic. Date: 1996-11-05

Inventor: DANIELS MARK E [US]; WICHERSKI JOSEPH L [US]


Patent No.: US6069169A  Issued: 30/May/2000

Title: OXA acids and related compounds for treating skin conditions

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 863502   Filing Date: 02/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to the use of compounds of Formula (I), depicted below, as active principals for treating skin conditions

compositions containing these compounds

and methods of treating skin conditions using these compounds and compositions. wherein R4 is (CR5R6-CR7R8-X1)n-CR9R10R11, n is an integer from 1 to 18

R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 and R11, are independently, hydrogen or non-hydrogen substituents

and X, X1, Y and Z are independently, 0, NH, or S.

Priority: US1996-658089 Applic. Date: 1996-06-04

Inventor: PTCHELINTSEV DMITRI [US]; SCANCARELLA NEIL [US]; KALAFSKY ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6070578A  Issued: 06/Jun/2000

Title: Breath odor eliminator mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 72194   Filing Date: 04/May/1998

Abstract:

A multi-layer hunting mask adapted to be close fitting at least over the nose and mouth of a wearer for eliminating odorous compounds from the exhaled breath of a wearer is disclosed. The mask includes an inner air-permeable fabric mesh layer, a middle activated carbon fiber fabric mesh layer, and an outer air-permeable fabric layer having a camouflage pattern. The inner, middle and outer layers are fastened together to provide a continuous, flexible nose and mouth covering mask for the wearer. The mask has at least one elastomeric loop for securing the mask over the mouth and nose of the wearer. A method of making the mask and a method of using the mask are also disclosed.

Priority: US19980075536P Applic. Date: 1998-02-23

Inventor: BAUGHMAN DAVID A [US]; MILLIS LARRY E [US]


Patent No.: US6071528A  Issued: 06/Jun/2000

Title: Adhesive antimicrobial and/or reparative dentin stimulating dental compositions and methods for forming and using such compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 803602   Filing Date: 19/Feb/1997

Abstract:

Adhesive antimicrobial dental compositions and methods for forming and using compositions are disclosed. The compositions are primarily useful as pulp caps and dentin liners. The composition includes an alkyl methacrylate having an oxyphosphorus group, a polymerization initiator and an antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial agent can be organohalogens, antibiotics, alkali metal hydroxides, alkaline earth metal oxides and alkaline earth metal hydroxides. The compositions have high dentin tensile bond strength, are stable as a single component or package system, can be polymerized in situ, prevent ingress by microorganisms into an area of a tooth treated with the compositions and can be syringe delivered.

Priority:

Inventor: JENSEN STEVEN D [US]


Patent No.: US6071962A  Issued: 06/Jun/2000

Title: Oxa acids and related compounds for treating skin conditions

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 152574   Filing Date: 14/Sep/1998

Abstract:

Disclosed the use of compounds of Formula (I) depicted below, as active principals for treating skin conditions, compositions containing these compounds, and methods of treating skin conditions using these compounds and compositions. where R4 is (CR5R6-CR7R8-X1)n-CR9R10R11

n is an integer from 1 to 18

R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 and R11 are, independently, hydrogen or non-hydrogen substituents comprising alkyls, alkenyls, oxa-alkyls, aralkyls and aryls

and X, X1, Y and Z are, independently, oxygen, amine or sulfur, with preferred compounds being those in which X, X1, Y and Z are oxygen, and R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 and R11 are hydrogen.

Priority: US1996-658089 Applic. Date: 1996-06-04

Inventor: PTCHELINTSEV DMITRI [US]; SCANCARELLA NEIL D [US]; KALAFSKY ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6071983A  Issued: 06/Jun/2000

Title: Primer composition and curable composition

Applicant/Assignee: SUN MEDICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 96166   Filing Date: 12/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A curable dental adhesive composition of the type including polymerizable monomer and polymerization initiator may be easily prepared and applied to a tooth surface by using a tool which includes fibrous or sponge material, adapted to fit within a person's mouth, and carrying at least part of the polymerization initiator. Polymerizable monomer and any remaining polymerization initiator as well as filler and other ingredients may be brought into contact with the tool to form the curable composition just prior to applying the composition to the tooth surface. The tool may be part of a kit which also includes a container for polymerizable monomer and, as necessary, one or more additional containers for remaining polymerization initiator(s), fillers, etc. No separate mixing container is required.

Priority: JP19930191478 Applic. Date: 1993-08-02; JP19930191476 Applic. Date: 1993-08-02; JP19930191477 Applic. Date: 1993-08-02; US1997-871686 Applic. Date: 1997-06-09; US1995-560960 Applic. Date: 1995-11-20; US1994-284175 Applic. Date: 1994-08-02

Inventor: YAMAMOTO TAKASHI [JP]; ZENG WEIPING [JP]; ARATA MASAMI [JP]; BANBA TSUYOSHI [JP]; TANAKA HARUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6073633A  Issued: 13/Jun/2000

Title: Safety smoking pipe with internal ash-cleaning and tobacco-packing mechanisms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 215520   Filing Date: 18/Dec/1998

Abstract:

The safety smoking pipe includes first and second parts telescopically receivable one within the other and rotatable relative to one another. The first part includes an elongated tube having a screen adjacent one end. The second part includes an elongated tube terminating at its proximal end in a pipe tip and having an axially extending cleaning member terminating in a cleaning head. A packing element is disposed for sliding movement along the cleaning rod. The tobacco materials are charged into the first tube, the tobacco materials adjacent the screen end are lit, and the ash being formed on the interior of the screen extinguishing the tobacco materials after a few puffs. By rotating the parts relative to one another, the cleaning head may clean the ash from the end of the pipe. By shaking the pipe screen end down, the weight repacks the tobacco material in the tube whereby the smoking materials can once again be ignited.

Priority:

Inventor: HERMAN ARTHUR L [US]


Patent No.: US6073641A  Issued: 13/Jun/2000

Title: Drive system for a water lance blower with a housing for blocking and flushing medium and a method for its operation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 979584   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A water lance blower for cleaning heating installations, wherein a water lance (6) is movably (5) arranged with its mouth on or in a hatch (2) and can blow a water jet through the heating installation, which is in operation and is flowed through with flames and/or smoke, onto wall areas which can be reached from the hatch (2), wherein the water lance (6) is movable by at least one movement element, wherein path sensors are provided for precise determination of the position of the water lance (6), and wherein at least the area of the hatch (2) is sealed by a housing (31) to which blocking and flushing medium can be admitted. The water lance blower (6) can be guided along certain pre-calculated or previously memorised lines of movement at pre-calculated or previously memorised speeds, in particular dependent upon the position, by means of the measured values. The supply of blocking and flushing fluid can be controlled by pressure and/or temperature.

Priority: DE19951019748 Applic. Date: 1995-05-30; WO1996EP02324 Applic. Date: 1996-05-30

Inventor: BUDE FRIEDRICH [DE]; ALBERS KARL [DE]; ZACHAY RICHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US6074629A  Issued: 13/Jun/2000

Title: Dentifrice with a dye absorbing silica for imparting a speckled appearance thereto

Applicant/Assignee: J. M. HUBER CORPORATION

Application No.: 123196   Filing Date: 27/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A dentifrice containing a dye absorbing silica which imparts a speckled appearance in toothpaste or gel formulations. The dye absorbing silica comprises silica granules which have a linseed oil absorption of at least about 150 cc/100 g, an average particle size of about 400 mu m to about 600 mu m, an attrition value of less than 30%, and a pH of about 6 to about 8.

Priority:

Inventor: KOSTINKO JOHN [US]; SUMPTER JAMES [US]; PIKE KATHLEEN S [US]


Patent No.: US6074650A  Issued: 13/Jun/2000

Title: Membrane anchor/active compound conjugate, its preparation and its uses

Applicant/Assignee: HOECHST AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 465709   Filing Date: 06/Jun/1995

Abstract:

According to certain embodiments, the invention relates to an immunoconjugate produced by conjugating at least one membrane-anchoring compound with at least one partial sequence of a protein of a virus, a bacterium, a parasite or a tumor antigen. The immunoconjugate has the advantage that it can be stored for a very long time even without cooling. According to certain embodiments, the invention relates to an immunogenic composition for the specific induction of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes which comprises a conjugate from at least one membrane anchor compound and a protein, containing at least one killer T-cell epitope, of a virus, a bacterium, a parasite or a tumor antigen, or at least one partial sequence containing at least one killer T-cell epitope of a viral, bacterial or parasite protein or of a tumor antigen.

Priority: DE19853522512 Applic. Date: 1985-06-24; DE19853546150 Applic. Date: 1985-12-27; DE19883813821 Applic. Date: 1988-04-22; DE19893937412 Applic. Date: 1989-11-10; US1995-387624 Applic. Date: 1995-02-13; US1993-084091 Applic. Date: 1993-06-30; US1990-588794 Applic. Date: 1990-08-27; US1989-427914 Applic. Date: 1989-10-24; US1988-229770 Applic. Date: 1988-08-01; US1986-876479 Applic. Date: 1986-06-20; US1989-340833 Applic. Date: 1989-04-20; US1992-966603 Applic. Date: 1992-10-26; US1990-610222 Applic. Date: 1990-11-08

Inventor: JUNG GUENTHER [DE]; WIESMUELLER KARL-HEINZ [DE]; RAMMENSEE HANS-GEORG [DE]; SCHILD HANSJOERG [DE]; DERES KARL [DE]


Patent No.: US6075059A  Issued: 13/Jun/2000

Title: Compositions for dental anesthesia

Applicant/Assignee: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 256905   Filing Date: 24/Feb/1999

Abstract:

Anesthetic compositions that achieve enhanced anesthesia of the peripheral nerves located in the mouth region of a subject or patient are provided. Such anesthetic compositions comprise water, a local anesthetic agent, and a sugar alcohol at a concentration of at least 0.1 moles/L i.e., at least 0.1 M. A method of anesthetizing a peripheral nerve of the mouth region is also provided. The method comprises: providing an anesthetic composition comprising water, a local anesthetic agent, and a sugar or, preferably, a sugar alcohol at a concentration of at least 0.1 M

and administering said anesthetic composition to a site proximate to said peripheral nerve.

Priority:

Inventor: READER AL [US]


Patent No.: US6075068A  Issued: 13/Jun/2000

Title: Dental compositions curable by ROMP

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 161947   Filing Date: 29/Sep/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to dental compositions, containing (a) 5 to 70 wt. %, based on (a)+(b)+(d), of polymerizable monomers and/or polymers, (b) 0 to 95 wt. %, based on (a)+(b)+(d), of fillers, (c) 1.0 to 15 wt. %, based on (a), of at least one initiator or one initiator system, (d) 0 to 95 wt. %, based on (a)+(b)+(d), of the usual auxiliaries, including pigments, radiopaque additives and/or thixotropy aids, characterized in that constituent (a) has a chemical structure such that partial or final curing of the dental composition can be effected by ring-opening metathesis polymerization. The dental compositions are characterized by a rapid polymerization process, leading to partially or fully cured materials, which display little volume shrinkage, little abrasion tendency and good mechanical properties.

Priority: DE19971042981 Applic. Date: 1997-09-29

Inventor: BISSINGER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6076307A  Issued: 20/Jun/2000

Title: Guttering cleaning system

Applicant/Assignee: SPOUTMATE PTY LTD

Application No.: 244398   Filing Date: 20/May/1994

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/AU92/00636 Sec. 371 Date May 20, 1994 Sec. 102(e) Date May 20, 1994 PCT Filed Nov. 27, 1992 PCT Pub. No. WO93/11325 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 10, 1993A guttering cleaning system for cleaning of spouting and guttering in building structures includes water outlets (15) mounted to rain water guttering (12) to direct water into the guttering to flusb debris. An outlet connector (21) is provided for each water outlet (15). A supply connector (22) for releasable connection to any one of the outlet connectors (21) supplies water to the outlet connectors (21). A water supply line (25) and a connector support (45) enables remote connection and disconnection of the supply connector (22) from the ground adjacent the building, the connector support (45) comprising a support pole (46) provided with the supply connector (22) at its upper end, the supply line (25) extending up the support pole (46) to the supply connector (22). The system further includes a connection release means (50) enabling selective release of the connection between the supply connector (22) and an associated outlet connector (21).

Priority: AU1991PK09772 Applic. Date: 1991-11-29; AU1992PL01001 Applic. Date: 1992-02-20; WO1992AU00636 Applic. Date: 1992-11-27

Inventor: KEAN ANTHONY FREDERICK [AU]


Patent No.: US6076538A  Issued: 20/Jun/2000

Title: Kit for cleaning jewelry and other small parts

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 200118   Filing Date: 25/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A method and kit for cleaning jewelry and small paits to 95% and greater clean. A holding basket has a plurality of apertures formed therein, and is adapted to securely retain jewelry and small parts therein. Jewelry is placed in the holding basket and dunked into a container filled with cleaning solution to coat the jewelry with cleaning solution. The holding basket is removed from the container of cleaning solution, and is placed in an automatic dishwasher and run through a wash cycle and dry cycle, thereby exposing the jewelry to impinging water and the action of steam to remove the cleaning solution and grime from the jewelry and small parts. The steam helps prevents formation of water spots. The kit includes a hinged jewelry holding basket with handles and a container filled with cleaning solution. The hinged jewelry holding basket is sized to be dunked into the cleaning solution.

Priority: US1997-980604 Applic. Date: 1997-12-01

Inventor: FRANKSON JON [US]


Patent No.: US6079460A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Rotary filling machine for filling containers with liquids

Applicant/Assignee: MBF S.P.A

Application No.: 97641   Filing Date: 16/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A rotary liquid container-filling machine has valve assemblies (3), mounted on a rotating platform (2), each of provided with a duct (4) intercepted by an obturator (5) for regulating the supply of liquid from a storage tank (6) to the container (7) and having an air return pipe (8). A centering cone (10) receives in abutment the mouth of the container (7) to cause opening of the obturator (5) mounted at the bottom of each valve assembly (3). A flushing station (14) associated with the rotating platform (2), but fixed with respect thereto, is provided with at least one collecting tray (15) which is moved by a linear actuator (16) so as to be positioned underneath the valve assemblies (3) passing above it. For this purpose first a actuator means (17) opens each obturator (5) when valve assemblies (3) pass above the collecting tray (15). Each valve assembly (3) also has a blow-in pipe (23) provided with an outlet mouth (60) connected to the bottom end of the pipe (4) to introduce inert gas inside the container (7) to be filled before, during and after a step involving filling of the container (7) itself. Each air return pipe (8) has a third valve (31) which is actuated to open and close by activation means (32) which is integral with the centering cone (10).

Priority: IT1997VR00056 Applic. Date: 1997-06-20

Inventor: BALLAN MAURO [IT]; BISCARDO MARTINO [IT]; ALLEGRO PIERLUIGI [IT]


Patent No.: US6079922A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Threaded insert with flange tabs

Applicant/Assignee: PEM MANAGEMENT, INC

Application No.: 356038   Filing Date: 16/Jul/1999

Abstract:

An insert for plastic sections is manufactured from a flat strip of metal by high-speed progressive die-stamping, which forms the strip into a threaded female insert. The metal strip is first cut into a flat blank and then thread regions are impressed on the face of the strip, providing a thread pitch profile. During the stamping operation, the strip is folded to form a triangular hollow tube with sharp-edged protrusions extending radially outward from each corner of the triangle. An interlocking side tab and interlocking cutout secure the abutting longitudinal side edges of the strip and ensures axial alignment of the thread regions. As a result of the folding and stamping process, the thread regions lie along the interior wall of the tubular construction and define a thread pitch diameter, which will accept the screw threaded into the center of the insert.

Priority: US1998-162989 Applic. Date: 1998-09-30

Inventor: ROSS HAROLD D [US]; MCDONOUGH WILLIAM P [US]; SWANSTROM KENNETH [US]


Patent No.: US6079978A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Matrix for dental fillings

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 274094   Filing Date: 22/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A dental matrix for filling a lateral tooth cavity has a strip to be placed about a tooth. A wedge for applying pressure to a gap between adjacent teeth is provided. A joint connecting the wedge to the strip is provided. The wedge is moveable from a rest position into a working position by moving the wedge relative to the strip about the joint.

Priority: DE19981015847 Applic. Date: 1998-04-08; US19980089384P Applic. Date: 1998-06-15

Inventor: KUNKEL PETER [LI]


Patent No.: US6079980A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Dental patient face mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 229785   Filing Date: 11/Jan/1999

Abstract:

Disclosed is a protective, disposable dental patient face mask that covers the patient's entire face, extending partially around the patient's head and secured by a pair of ear bands. A mouth aperture allows access to the patient's mouth and a nose mask that allows the patient to breathe freely while the air is filtered of impurities and flying debris. The face mask is constructed of a material that protects the patient's face from projected liquid and solid materials.

Priority:

Inventor: DURAND CECILE M [US]


Patent No.: US6080006A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Insulated connector for electrical conductors

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 318606   Filing Date: 26/May/1999

Abstract:

The connector includes a cover with wire-receiving bores therein, each bore having a reduced width inner portion for a partial segregation of inserted wires of different sizes and an alignment thereof with slotted blades which are sized to accommodate the segregated wires for electrical contact therewith.

Priority:

Inventor: BRODER ERIC S [US]


Patent No.: US6080057A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Coin dispensing mechanism having a peg and groove configuration

Applicant/Assignee: COIN CONTROLS LIMITED

Application No.: 983512   Filing Date: 19/Mar/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB96/01793 Sec. 371 Date Mar. 19, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Mar. 19, 1998 PCT Filed Jul. 25, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/05581 PCT Pub. Date Feb. 13, 1997The front face (20) of a disc (21) has a plurality of coin capturing pegs (22) spaced apart around its periphery. When the disc is rotated in a hopper, the pegs (22) capture coins and raise them to a dispensing point. The disc (21) cooperates with a wiping arm (25) having a pair of protrusions (26 and 27) arranged to locate the grooves (23 and 24) to provide a barrier which prevents coins from getting between the disc (21) and the arm (25).

Priority: GB19950015567 Applic. Date: 1995-07-28; WO1996GB01793 Applic. Date: 1996-07-25

Inventor: BELL MIKE [GB]; PALING MARK [GB]


Patent No.: US6080391A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Reduction of malodour

Applicant/Assignee: NOVO NORDISK A/S

Application No.: 135063   Filing Date: 13/Aug/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of one or more oxidoreductases in combination with a mediator for the reduction of malodour. Malodour reducing compositions and products comprising such composition are also claimed.

Priority: DK19970000936 Applic. Date: 1997-08-14

Inventor: TSUCHIYA RIE [DK]; PETERSEN BENT RIBER [DK]


Patent No.: US6080401A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Herbal and pharmaceutical drugs enhanced with probiotics

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 196922   Filing Date: 19/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The curative action of drugs, including herbal remedies, allopathic remedies, and periodontal remedies, is enhanced and accelerated by administering such drugs in combination or association with probiotics, especially those of genus Lactococcus, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Streptococcus, Propionibacterium, Brevibacterium, Penicillium, and Saccharomyces.

Priority:

Inventor: REDDY MALIREDDY S [US]; REDDY DAMAVARAPU RADHA KRISHNA [IN]; PRASAD NARAPARAJU A V [IN]


Patent No.: US6080481A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Highly flavored dental floss

Applicant/Assignee: MCNEIL-PPC, INC

Application No.: 300965   Filing Date: 28/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A highly flavored dental article for cleaning the interproximal surfaces of the teeth such as dental floss comprising one filament having a water-insoluble coating. Flavorant and a flavor enhancer are provided on the outer surface of the coating and within the depth of the coating.

Priority: US1997-970716 Applic. Date: 1997-11-14

Inventor: OCHS HAROLD D [US]; DUDEN CAROL A [US]; SAINDON MARK D [US]; DAVE VIPUL [US]


Patent No.: US6080811A  Issued: 27/Jun/2000

Title: Adhesives for dental prostheses

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 17774   Filing Date: 02/Feb/1998

Abstract:

Adhesives for dental prostheses, comprising a) as active adhesive ingredient partially or completely neutralized copolymers of from 5 to 95% by weight, based on the copolymer, of one or more acrylic esters of the formula I CH2=CR'-COORI (monomer A), where R' is hydrogen or methyl and R is alkyl of 1 to 30 C atoms, and from 95 to 5% by weight of methacrylic and/or acrylic acid (monomer B), and b) a vehicle which is customary in adhesives for dental prostheses.

Priority: DE19971004293 Applic. Date: 1997-02-05

Inventor: SCHEHLMANN VOLKER [DE]; DIEING REINHOLD [DE]; SANNER AXEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6082360A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Mask with gel seal

Applicant/Assignee: HANS RUDOLPH, INC

Application No.: 816541   Filing Date: 13/Mar/1997

Abstract:

An apparatus includes a respiratory mask and a seal. The mask is adapted to encircle the mouth of a user and convey gasses to and from the mouth of a user through a port therein. The seal is a hydrogel seal that is relatively sticky and resilient so as to provide a tight seal between the mask and the user during usage thereof.

Priority: US1995-434603 Applic. Date: 1995-05-04

Inventor: RUDOLPH KEVIN A [US]; RUDOLPH KELLY H [US]


Patent No.: US6083000A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Dental handpiece attachment and method of making the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 71137   Filing Date: 30/Apr/1998

Abstract:

The dental handpiece attachment includes a housing defining a dental handpiece receiving portion and a central portion. A receiving opening in the receiving portion is in fluid communication with a cavity in the central portion to receive a drive mechanism responsive to a dental handpiece. A rotatable prophy cup assembly having a passageway therethrough is disposed at a prophy paste dispensing opening of the central portion cavity to enable a given amount of prophy paste sufficient for a single application, and stored within the housing, to be dispensed through the passageway and applied to the teeth. An actuator mechanism disposed within the receiving portion cooperates with a dental handpiece to urge the stored prophy paste out of the housing when the handpiece is received within the receiving portion.

Priority:

Inventor: CHARLTON DANIEL J [US]


Patent No.: US6083002A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Cartridge for dispensing liquid compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES CO

Application No.: 244197   Filing Date: 04/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A dispensing cartridge especially suitable for use with a hand-held applicator for dispensing liquids having a relatively low viscosity has a chamber and at least one compressible, porous material received in the chamber. Each of the porous materials receives a quantity of a liquid composition. As a piston is advanced in the chamber, each porous material is compressed to cause the composition or compositions to be discharged through an outlet opening.

Priority:

Inventor: MARTIN THOMAS W [US]; HORN JOHN M [US]


Patent No.: US6083003A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Oral vacuum and scraper attachment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 177936   Filing Date: 23/Oct/1998

Abstract:

An oral vacuum and scraper device is disclosed for removing foreign matter such as mouth rinse, toothpaste, food particles, volatile sulfur compound producing bacteria, and the like from a mouth. The vacuum device, in a preferred embodiment, utilizes a venturi device to create suction when fluid flows through the venturi device. A mouthpiece has a suction area located near an edge of the head of the mouthpiece and incorporates either, or both of, a scraper and bristles.

Priority:

Inventor: KWASNIK ROBERT J [US]; KWASNIK MICHAEL W JR [US]; BOWLING HAL K [US]; SMITH CLAUDE E [US]


Patent No.: US6083489A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Dentifrices incorporating spherical particles for enhanced cleaning of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 360720   Filing Date: 27/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Toothpaste and other dentifrices formulated to include substantially spherical cleaning particles for enhanced plaque-removal capability. The cleaning particles are relatively large, having a diameter in a range from about 10 microns to about 200 microns, and are substantially round-edge and nonjagged so as to be far less abrasive compared to conventional abrasive particles, which tend to have a more jagged profile. Preferred cleaning particles include hollow glass spheres, which not only provide enhanced plaque-removal properties but which yield dental compositions having greatly reduced density. Air and other gases may optionally be entrained into the inventive dental compositions, either during manufacture or upon dispensing the dental compositions onto a toothbrush.

Priority: US1998-181103 Applic. Date: 1998-10-28; US1997-964502 Applic. Date: 1997-11-05

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; JENSEN STEVEN D [US]


Patent No.: US6083531A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Fast disintegrating oral dosage form

Applicant/Assignee: NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH S.A

Application No.: 155882   Filing Date: 07/Oct/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP97/01696 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 7, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 7, 1998 PCT Filed Apr. 4, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/38679 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 23, 1997The present invention relates to a solid pharmaceutical dosage form for oral administration, consisting essentially of (a) at least one active substance, (b) at least one filler, (c) at least one binding agent, and (d) optionally usual auxiliaries, which dosage form, however, does not contain agar

which dosage form is manufactured without applying any compression force to the mixture of the components (a), (b), (c) and (d)

and which dosage form disintegrates when taken into the mouth within 15 seconds.

Priority: EP19960810236 Applic. Date: 1996-04-16; WO1997EP01696 Applic. Date: 1997-04-04

Inventor: HUMBERT-DROZ PIERRE [CH]; SEIDEL MATTHIAS [CH]; MARTANI ROSA [FR]


Patent No.: US6083542A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Frozen dessert finger food

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 21786   Filing Date: 11/Feb/1998

Abstract:

A frozen dessert such as ice cream that simulates the shape and color of french fried potatoes. The dessert is produced in elongate sections that have a small cross sectional area. Each section is coated on its exterior surfaces with an edible coating that serves to enhance the flavor of the dessert and to act as an insulating barrier. The coating permits a consumer to handle the individual sections with their fingers to enable consuming the dessert. The color of the coating simulates the color of french fried potatoes.

Priority:

Inventor: LACY JIM [US]


Patent No.: US6083756A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Prevention of sudden infant death

Applicant/Assignee: DIABACT AB

Application No.: 68363   Filing Date: 07/May/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/SE96/01428 Sec. 371 Date May 7, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date May 7, 1998 PCT Filed Nov. 6, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/17612 PCT Pub. Date May 15, 1997A method for identification of an infant being particularly susceptible to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) comprises the determination of an Helicobacter pylori infection in the infant's mother, particularly by detection of antibodies to H. pylori of the IgG type, in a blood sample drawn from the infant's mother or by determination of carbon dioxide formed from urea in the air exhaled from the infant's mother upon oral administration of a challenge dose of urea. Also disclosed is the use of an antibiotic effective against H. pylori for the manufacture of a medicament for administration to mothers and other persons infected by H. pylori and coming into close bodily contact with infants below two years of age, and a method of prevention of SIDS by administration of that antibiotic.

Priority: SE19950003937 Applic. Date: 1995-11-07; WO1996SE01428 Applic. Date: 1996-11-06

Inventor: HEDNER JAN [SE]; PETTERSSON ANDERS [SE]


Patent No.: US6084004A  Issued: 04/Jul/2000

Title: Compositions which undergo light-induced cationic curing and their use

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 138281   Filing Date: 21/Aug/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions which undergo cationic curing with visible light, comprising: (a) 0.01 to 8 wt. % of at least one diaryliodonium compound, (b) 0.01 to 8 wt. % of at least one alpha -dicarbonyl compound, (c) 10.0 to 99.9 wt. % of at least one compound containing epoxide groups and/or oxetane groups, (d) 0 to 85 wt. % of modifiers, such as fillers, dyestuffs, pigments, flow improvers, thixotropic agents, polymeric thickeners, additives having an oxidizing action, stabilizers and retardants, characterized in that they additionally comprise (e) 0.001 to 5 wt. % of at least one aromatic amine. The compositions have a low intrinsic color, cure with little smell and, after curing, give compositions with very good mechanical properties.

Priority: DE19971036471 Applic. Date: 1997-08-21

Inventor: WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]; ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]


Patent No.: US6086278A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Foam dispensing bottle brush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 229951   Filing Date: 19/Apr/1994

Abstract:

An improved bottle brush includes a brush, a squeeze bottle having an internal cavity and a feed tube of predetermined configuration extending from the brush into the internal cavity of the bottle. A liquid cleaning agent partially fills the internal cavity and partitions it into a region of liquid and a superadjacent region of foam. The foam is produced initially by shaking the bottle and is maintained automatically by the shaking action of scrubbing. The bottle brush is usable in a foam-feed and a liquid-feed mode, and the predetermined configuration of the feed tube is determined such that it opens into the region of foam when used in the foam-feed mode and opens into a region of liquid when used in the liquid-feed mode. In either mode, foam or liquid respectively is controllably dispensed without wastage of the liquid cleaning agent by gently squeezing the bottle. A conversion element is disclosed for converting a conventional liquid-feed bottle brush into one that feeds liquid and foam in accord with the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: KELLER JAMES MCNEEL [US]


Patent No.: US6086370A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Polymerizable isolation barriers containing reflective materials and methods for forming and using such barriers

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 189104   Filing Date: 09/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The polymerizable dental isolation barrier has a monomer and an initiator. The barrier composition has at least one additive including a polymer strength reducer, a wet tissue adherence accentuator, and a reflective material. The polymer strength reducer is an organic compound that prevents complete polymerization. The tissue adherence accentuator enables the barrier to adhere to a dental substrate even after polymerization. The reflective material lowers the reaction rate and lowers the production of excess heat to reduce patient discomfort and to avoid tissue damage.

Priority: US1997-802674 Applic. Date: 1997-02-19

Inventor: JENSEN STEVEN D [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6086373A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Method of cleaning teeth with a toothbrush with improved cleaning and abrasion efficiency

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 189692   Filing Date: 10/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A toothbrush having an improved cleaning and abrasion efficiency, wherein the bristles are comprised of synthetic thermoplastic polymeric compositions, and contain longitudinal channels extending along the length thereof, having a depth sufficient to entrap a quantity of abrasive particles such that during brushing with a toothpaste, contact between the channel entrapped abrasive particles and the surfaces of the teeth is improved, resulting in a cleaning efficiency coefficient, CEC, above about 1.5 and, an abrasion efficiency coefficient, AEC, above about 1.5, while demonstrating suitable bristle wearability.

Priority: US1997-899679 Applic. Date: 1997-07-24; US19960022601P Applic. Date: 1996-07-25

Inventor: SCHIFF THOMAS [US]; HILL IRA D [US]


Patent No.: US6086468A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Method and apparatus for peeling-off bivalve, as well as bivalve before-separation heating device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 681249   Filing Date: 22/Jul/1996

Abstract:

A bivalve peeling-off method and apparatus and a before-separation heating device are disclosed. The bivalve peeling-off apparatus includes a heating means 6 for heating the surface of one of shells 2A of a starting bivalve 2, so that an edible part 2a in the starting bivalve 2 is maintained in a raw state. Thus, the edible part can be efficiently separated from the shell of the starting bivalve in a state in which a quality suitable for use in raw eating is maintained.

Priority: JP19960091414 Applic. Date: 1996-04-12; JP19950185650 Applic. Date: 1995-07-21

Inventor: YOSHIDA MASANORI [JP]; SATO ATSUSHI [JP]; HUKUOKA NOBUO [JP]


Patent No.: US6086662A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Low fusing dental porcelains containing tetragonal rubidium-leucite

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 168544   Filing Date: 08/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A dental porcelain composition, comprising a glassy matrix and rubidium leucite crystallites embedded therein, and having maturing temperatures in the range from about 650 DEG C. to about 800 DEG C. and CTEs in the range from about 13 to about 17, more preferably in the range from about 13.5 to about 16, and most preferably in the range from about 14 to about 16x10-6/ DEG C. (measured from 25 DEG C. to 400 DEG C.). The tetragonal rubidium leucite is preferably both fine-grained (i.e., having average diameters of less than about 5 microns) and uniformly sized. Preferably, the average diameters are less than about 1 to about 2 microns.

Priority: US19970062376P Applic. Date: 1997-10-15

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]


Patent No.: US6086855A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Methods for making scalloped dental trays for use in treating teeth with sticky dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 258662   Filing Date: 26/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The present invention discloses high viscosity sustained release dental compositions, such as tooth bleaching or fluoride compositions, for treating tooth surfaces. For maximum results, an improved dental tray having reservoirs for holding the dental composition adjacent the desired tooth surfaces is preferably used in combination with the sustained release dental composition. The sustained release dental compositions include a high carboxypolymethylene concentration which results in very high viscosity. The high level of carboxypolymethylene makes dilution of the dental compositions from saliva difficult and time consuming so that the compositions stay within the tray reservoirs, thereby providing sustained release. The concentrated carboxypolymethylene adds a unique tackiness to the dental composition which helps retain and seal the soft tray material against the patient's teeth.

Priority: US1997-949887 Applic. Date: 1997-10-14; US1997-865910 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; US1996-722549 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27; US1995-378315 Applic. Date: 1995-01-25; US1993-099247 Applic. Date: 1993-07-28; US1992-985700 Applic. Date: 1992-12-02; US1991-718210 Applic. Date: 1991-06-20; US1990-497934 Applic. Date: 1990-03-22

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6086918A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Oral peptide pharmaceutical products

Applicant/Assignee: UNIGENE LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 125500   Filing Date: 19/Aug/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US97/04024 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 19, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 19, 1998 PCT Filed Mar. 14, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/33531 PCT Pub. Date Sep. 18, 1997Bioavailability of peptide active agents to be administered orally is enhanced by a pharmaceutical composition providing targeted release of the peptide to the intestine by virtue of an acid-resistant protective vehicle which transports components of the invention through the stomach. The composition includes an absorption enhancer and a sufficient amount of a pH-lowering agent to lower local intestinal pH. All components are released together into the intestine with the peptide.

Priority: US1996-616250 Applic. Date: 1996-03-15; WO1997US04024 Applic. Date: 1997-03-14

Inventor: STERN WILLIAM [US]; GILLIGAN JAMES P [US]


Patent No.: US6087062A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Polyborate coinitiators for photopolymerization

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 81430   Filing Date: 19/May/1998

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula I and II in which R1, R2 and R3 are, for example, unsubstituted or substituted phenyl, where none of the radicals R1-R3 is a phenyl radical which is substituted ortho to the bond to the borate atom

R1', R2', R3' have one of the meanings of R1-R3

R4 and R5 are OH or OR6 or have one of the meanings of R1-R3 and the radicals R1', R2', R3', R4 and R5 can also be substituted ortho to the bond to the borate atom

R6 is, for example, unsubstituted or C1-C12alkoxy- or halo-substituted C1-C12alkyl

X is, for example, C1-C20alkylene which is unsubstituted or substituted or which is interrupted by one or more aromatic hydrocarbons, or X is, for example, C3-C12cycloalkylene or polycycloalkylene

and Z+ is a radical which is able to form positive ions

are suitable as coinitiators for the photopolymerization of ethylenically unsaturated compounds.

Priority: CH19970001205 Applic. Date: 1997-05-23

Inventor: CUNNINGHAM ALLAN FRANCIS [CH]; KUNZ MARTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6087282A  Issued: 11/Jul/2000

Title: Non-greening porcelain compositions

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 113419   Filing Date: 10/Jul/1998

Abstract:

Porcelain compositions of the present invention possess non-greening properties and comprise one or more glass or glass-ceramic components. Additionally, an oxygen release agent is included in the compositions. The porcelain compositions may vary depending upon the specific thermal properties desired. The application temperature of the porcelain compositions ranges from about 600 DEG C. to about 930 DEG C. depending upon the method of application of the porcelain. The coefficient of thermal expansion is preferably in the range of about 11x10-6/ DEG C. to about 16x10-6/ DEG C. The porcelain is compatible with cores and/or substrates having coefficients of thermal expansion in the range of about 11 to about 20x10-6/ DEG C.

Priority:

Inventor: PANZERA CARLINO [US]; BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6089232A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Snore stopper

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 310526   Filing Date: 12/May/1999

Abstract:

A method and device for stopping a person from snoring while sleeping including an elastic fabric panel, having adhesive covering one surface, the adhesive covered by a protective peel-off cover sheet. A narrow slit is cut through the panel near the center of the panel. The panel is adapted to fit tightly over the mouth and lips of the person, held by the adhesive to the face, preventing the mouth from opening while sleeping, which prevents snoring, but enables mouth breathing and talking.

Priority: US1998-195285 Applic. Date: 1998-11-18

Inventor: PORTNOY LEONARD L [US]; FARNOOSH ALEX A [US]


Patent No.: US6089844A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Extrusion device for retreading tires

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMA A2-FORMEN-UND MASCHINENBAU GMBH

Application No.: 900410   Filing Date: 25/Jul/1997

Abstract:

An extrusion device for tires has a heatable extruder for extruding and supplying an elastomer to a prepared and rotatably supported carcass being rotated in a direction of rotation for entraining the extruded elastomer. The extruder has at least one die mouth facing a carcass sidewall. The mouth is a slot having a width and a length. The width extends in a direction of rotation of the carcass and is delimited by an upper and a lower edge. The length extends radially across the carcass sidewall. The slot has an outlet opening defining an area whose normal is slanted toward the carcass sidewall such that in the direction of rotation the upper edge of the slot is closer to the carcass sidewall than the lower edge of the slot.

Priority: DE19962012955U Applic. Date: 1996-07-25

Inventor: MEYER PAUL [CH]


Patent No.: US6089869A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Low-density polyethylene dental bleaching trays

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 270493   Filing Date: 15/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Low-density polyethylene dental whitening or bleaching trays are molded to a dental impression cast of a patient, typically by vacuum or pressure thermoforming techniques. In a typical application, a low-density polyethylene plate or sheet is molded on a dental impression cast by operation of a vacuum or pressure thermoforming machine to produce bleaching trays of high quality and extended use for whitening the teeth of patients. The low-density polyethylene material so molded has superior memory for repetitive clinging fit on the teeth and is comfortable and virtually transparent while in place.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHWARTZ DANN A [US]


Patent No.: US6090033A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Cushioning conversion machine for producing U-shape pads

Applicant/Assignee: RANPAK CORP

Application No.: 146070   Filing Date: 02/Sep/1998

Abstract:

Cushioning conversion machine and method for converting a sheet stock material into U-shape strips of dunnage. The machine and method are characterized by at least one conversion assembly which converts the sheet stock material into a strip of dunnage, an outlet through which the strip of dunnage emerges and which defines an exit path of the strip of dunnage, and a capture device disposed in the exit path of the strip of dunnage emerging from the outlet and being operative to cause the emerging strip of dunnage to be progressively bent into a U-shape and then removed while retaining the U-shape.

Priority: US19970057858P Applic. Date: 1997-09-02

Inventor: SIMMONS JR JAMES A [US]


Patent No.: US6090053A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Dental device and method and also reference electrode for determining the state of a tooth crown or tooth bridge

Applicant/Assignee: RUETSCHI PRAEZISIONS-TECHNOLOGIE AG

Application No.: 204240   Filing Date: 03/Dec/1998

Abstract:

The dental device for determining the state of an at least partially metal tooth crown (2) or tooth bridge (2) of a tooth (1) comprises a scanning electrode (3) with which an electrical contact to the tooth crown (2) or tooth bridge (2) can be established, an active part (10) of a reference electrode (9), which active part (10) can be placed in the mouth, and a voltage meter (12) which can be connected electrically to the scanning electrode (3) and the reference electrode (9) and allows their potential difference to be measured, the voltage meter (12) having an input resistance of in particular more than 106 OMEGA . The active part (10) of the reference electrode (9) consists in particular of a silver wire coated with silver chloride. The holder (13) of the reference electrode (9) can be plastically deformed as desired and can be fitted in the mouth of a patient.

Priority: CH19970002822 Applic. Date: 1997-12-05

Inventor: RUETSCHI PAUL [CH]; RUETSCHI CHARLES [CH]


Patent No.: US6090219A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Positive pressure automatic swimming poor cleaning system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 998528   Filing Date: 26/Dec/1997

Abstract:

A method and apparatus responsive to a positive pressure water source (10) for cleaning the interior surface of a pool containment wall (3) and the upper surface (7) of a water pool (1) contained therein. The apparatus includes an essentially unitary cleaner body (6) and a level control subsystem (124, 138) for selectively moving the body (6) to a position either proximate to the surface (7) of the water pool for water surface cleaning or proximate to the interior surface (8) of the containment wall for wall surface cleaning. The cleaner body can have a weight/buoyancy characteristic to cause it to normally rest either (1) proximate to the pool bottom adjacent to the wall surface (i.e., heavier-than-water) or (2) proximate to the water surface (i.e. lighter-than-water).

Priority: WO1997US07742 Applic. Date: 1997-05-06

Inventor: HENKIN MELVYN L [US]; LABY JORDAN M [US]


Patent No.: US6090235A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Process for formation of a continuous composite tape for the production of wrappings for food products

Applicant/Assignee: POLICARTA S.R.L

Application No.: 825343   Filing Date: 28/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A machine and a process for formation of a continuous composite tape for the production of wrappings for food products, along with the tape and a wrapping formed using the same

the machine being such that it includes

supply means to provide materials for forming the tape, a unit for bonding of said materials, applicator groups to apply glue on the materials and on the continuous composite tape thus formed, devices for applying the glue along preferred areas

the process being such that it includes the operations of application of the glue on preferred areas of the continuous composite tape and of bonding thereof

the wrapping being such as to provide a perforated flap at its opening and a layer of glue capable of allowing sealing during the packing operation.

Priority: IT1995RM00647 Applic. Date: 1995-09-28

Inventor: GIUSTI ARTURO [IT]


Patent No.: US6090279A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Access valve devices, their use in separation apparatus, and corresponding methods

Applicant/Assignee: AMERSHAM PHARMACIA BIOTECH AB

Application No.: 157585   Filing Date: 21/Sep/1998

Abstract:

An access valve suitable for controlling fluid flow into and out of a chromatography column has a central axially movable probe with a head (71) acting as a spool valve in a barrel (6). Axial movement of the probe adjusts the valve between a fully open condition, in which both a first conduit (73) extending through the probe and a second conduit (51) defined around the probe are open to the column interior, a partly open condition in which a second sealing land (76) on the probe closes the second conduit (51), and a fully closed position in which both conduits are closed. The three positions are useful for packing and unpacking chromatography media into and from the column. In the closed condition of the valve, the first and second conduits (73, 51) communicate with one another so that the valve interior can be cleaned while the column is operating.

Priority: GB19940019888 Applic. Date: 1994-10-03; WO1995GB02338 Applic. Date: 1995-10-03; US1997-825026 Applic. Date: 1997-03-26

Inventor: DAVIS JOHN [GB]; HOFMANN MARTIN JOHN [GB]


Patent No.: US6090402A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Oral cleansing: methods and compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 431193   Filing Date: 01/Nov/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to edible oral cleansing and sanitizing compositions and the use of these compositions for reducing plaque and calculus deposition in the mouth and improving oral cleanliness and tooth smoothness. The active ingredients include surfactants, sequestrants, and protein precipitants

each present in a specified concentration range. In a preferred embodiment, the hard candies comprise between about 0.01 and 20% surfactant, especially a glyceride or alkyl sulfate, 0.01 and 10% sequestrant, especially citric acid, and 0.01% and 10% protein precipitant, especially tannic acid.

Priority: US1998-189563 Applic. Date: 1998-11-11; US1997-965344 Applic. Date: 1997-11-06

Inventor: CHAYKIN STERLING [US]


Patent No.: US6090403A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Inhalation therapy decongestant with foraminous carrier

Applicant/Assignee: LECTEC CORPORATION

Application No.: 135104   Filing Date: 17/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A vaporizable decongestant is supported and stabilized on a flexible foraminous carrier composed typically of open-cell plastic foam, cloth or other fibrous material such as nonwoven fabric. The term "foraminous" herein is intended to refer to a substance or medium containing minute openings or perforated by many minute apertures. The decongestant is placed on the surfaces within the interstices and minute apertures or on fibers from which the foraminous carrier is formed. Vaporization of the inhalable decongestant is facilitated by providing the potential for greatly increasing its exposed surface area. Distributing the decongestant composition over the large, expanded surface within the foraminous carrier is beneficial in enhancing both the volatilization and evaporation of the decongestant agent. It also prolongs the useful life of the product. Once vaporized, the aromatic decongestant is available for natural inhalation through the nose or mouth to help relieve one or more of the symptoms of cough, colds, nasal or chest congestion and related symptoms. The foraminous carrier is preferably provided in the form of a patch or sheet that is bonded to the skin to serve as a supporting base for the active decongestant agent. The patch defining the carrier is typically adhesively bonded to the upper part of the body, e.g. on the face, neck or chest, in a location where the decongestant is liberated into the air and can be inhaled through the mouth or nose.

Priority:

Inventor: BLOCK LESLIE L [US]; GOON DAVID J W [US]; ROLF DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6090793A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Non-mitogenic substance, its preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: MONSANTO EUROPE S.A

Application No.: 284581   Filing Date: 10/Aug/1994

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DE93/00136 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 10, 1994 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 10, 1994 PCT Filed Feb. 12, 1993 PCT Pub. No. WO93/16111 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 19, 1993Proposed is a mitogen-free substance comprising cross-linked copolymers including 10 to 90 mole % of guluronic acid, the balance being made up of mannuronic acid. The substance has a molecular weight of from 10,000 to 500,000 Daltons. Also proposed are methods for preparing such substances and their use.

Priority: DE19924204012 Applic. Date: 1992-02-12; WO1993DE00136 Applic. Date: 1993-02-12

Inventor: ZIMMERMANN ULRICH [DE]; FEDERLIN KONRAD [DE]; ZEKORN TOBIAS [DE]; KLOCK GERD [DE]


Patent No.: US6090865A  Issued: 18/Jul/2000

Title: Polymerizable composition

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 171829   Filing Date: 26/Oct/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP97/02058 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 26, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 26, 1998 PCT Filed Apr. 23, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/42227 PCT Pub. Date Nov. 13, 1997Compounds of formula (I), wherein X is CH, C-CH3, C-Cl, C-O-C1-C8alkyl or N

R is C1-C6alkyl, benzyl, CH2COOR3 or a group (a)

R1 is C1-C8alkoxy, C1-C12alkyl, halogen, NO2, benzyloxy or phenyloxy, wherein the phenyl ring in the benzyloxy or phenyloxy group is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C12alkyl, halogen or CF3

R2 is C1-C8alkoxy, C1-C12alkyl, benzyloxy or phenyloxy, wherein the phenyl ring in the benzyloxy or phenyloxy group is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C12alkyl, halogen or CF3

R3 is hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl or benzyl

Y is unsubstituted or C1-C6 alkoxy-substituted C1-C6alkyl, or Y is C1-C6alkoxy, halogen, CF3, NO2, benzyloxy or phenyloxy, wherein the phenyl ring in the benzyloxy or phenyloxy group is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C12alkyl, halogen or CF3 or, if n is two and both Y are alkoxy, these alkoxy groups may form a dioxane or dioxane fused to the phenyl of the styril residue

n is 1 to 4, preferably 1

and L is an anion

are useful as photoinitiators, especially in combination with borate anions.

Priority: WO1997EP02058 Applic. Date: 1997-04-23; GB19960009439 Applic. Date: 1996-05-04

Inventor: DUDMAN CHRISTOPHER CURTIS [GB]; CUNNINGHAM ALLAN FRANCIS [US]; KUNZ MARTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6092702A  Issued: 25/Jul/2000

Title: Multi-purpose bag and method for its use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 929583   Filing Date: 15/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A multi-purpose bag has a mesh pouch and a sleeve with a pair of ends. The pouch is attached along an annular seam to one of the ends of the sleeve. The other end of the sleeve has a closable mouth. Also included is a restricting feature for stowing the pouch to stop communication from inside the sleeve to inside the pouch. The multi-purpose bag can be used by stowing the pouch to stop communication from inside the sleeve to inside the pouch. The sleeve can at this time be at least partially filled before closing the sleeve.

Priority:

Inventor: CASSIDY IV EDWARD J [US]


Patent No.: US6092931A  Issued: 25/Jul/2000

Title: Closure mechanism with a heat-insulating layer

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 7934   Filing Date: 16/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A heat insulating layer exists between the attachment layer and the closure profile of a resealable closure mechanism for a package. A heat and pressure sealing process is used to attach the closure profile to a resealable package. A heat-sealing bar is used to apply a heat load into the attachment layer causing the attachment layer to fuse with the film of the package. The beat insulating layer insulates the profile layer from the heat load to prevent distorting or melting of the profile layer. The heat insulating layer also supports the profile members perpendicular to their respective base strips to facilitate opening and closing of the resealable package.

Priority:

Inventor: TILMAN PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6093084A  Issued: 25/Jul/2000

Title: Device and method for dispensing polymerizable compositions

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 900050   Filing Date: 24/Jul/1997

Abstract:

An abrasive or polishing device for dispensing and applying primers, cavity liners, varnishes, therapeutic agents, and/or adhesives into or onto tooth structure or within a cavity in a patient's tooth. The primers, liners, varnishes, or adhesives may contain a therapeutic agent or a drug, such as fluoride-containing compound or a tooth desensitizing agent, such as a cationic salt of oxalic acid, potassium nitrate, or similar compounds. The adhesive or therapeutic may be applied directly to the tooth surfaces by the elastomeric abrasive or polishing impliments. Alternatively they may be impregnated within the devices and applied directly, optionally using water as a vehicle. The application devices may also, optionally, contain an abrasive so that the application device simmultaneously abrades the tooth structure while applying an adhesive or therapeutic agent. A dispensing and abrasive device for simultaneously dispensing primer and/or adhesive and abrading tooth material within a cavity in a patient's tooth. The device includes a carrier material, a liquid primer and/or adhesive composition and abrasive powder having a hardness greater than the hardness of dental tooth material. The liquid primer and/or adhesive and the powder are supported by the carrier material.

Priority: US1994-348550 Applic. Date: 1994-12-01; US1993-109866 Applic. Date: 1993-08-20; US1988-226582 Applic. Date: 1988-08-01; US1994-294931 Applic. Date: 1994-08-26

Inventor: JEFFERIES STEVEN R [US]


Patent No.: US6093742A  Issued: 25/Jul/2000

Title: Inhibitors of p38

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 884160   Filing Date: 27/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The present invention relates to inhibitors of p38, a mammalian protein kinase involved in cell proliferation, cell death and response to extracellular stimuli. The invention also relates to methods for producing these inhibitors. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the inhibitors of the invention and methods of utilizing those compositions in the treatment and prevention of various disorders.

Priority:

Inventor: SALITURO FRANCESCO GERALD [US]; BEMIS GUY W [US]; GREEN JEREMY [US]; KOFRON JAMES L [US]


Patent No.: US6093755A  Issued: 25/Jul/2000

Title: Silicone composition useful for dental temporary sealing

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 982433   Filing Date: 02/Dec/1997

Abstract:

A silicone composition useful for dental temporary sealing is disclosed, which comprises: (A) 100 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane having at least two aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbons in one molecule and having a viscosity of from 50 to 1,000 cSt at 25 DEG C.

(B) from 0.1 to 40 parts by weight of an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least three hydrogen atoms directly bonded to a silicon atom in one molecule

(C) from 10 to 500 ppm, based on the total amount of (A) and (B), of a silicone-soluble platinum compound

(D) from 10 to 400 parts by weight of an inorganic filler

and (E) a finely powdered silica having a BET specific surface area of from 50 to 500 m2/g, the surface of which is made hydrophobic.

Priority: JP19960346517 Applic. Date: 1996-12-11

Inventor: KAMOHARA HIROSHI [JP]; KOMOTO MAKIKO [JP]; HINOURA KO [JP]


Patent No.: US6095810A  Issued: 01/Aug/2000

Title: Dental hand instrument with incorporated light source for diagnostic purposes

Applicant/Assignee: MECTRON S.R.L

Application No.: 178185   Filing Date: 23/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A dental hand instrument consisting of a body (1) destined to be coupled at one end with a cover (14) and at the other end with an electrical and hydraulic connector (4)

inside said body (1) is positioned a transducer (2) destined to vibrate a workpiece (10) which effects removal of tartar and plaque from the tooth surface, wherein within the body of the handpiece a light source is disposed that emits blue light, able to detect tartar and plaque in the areas in which to operate, treated beforehand with a contrast agent.

Priority: IT1997MI02502 Applic. Date: 1997-11-10

Inventor: BIANCHETTI FERNANDO [IT]


Patent No.: US6095813A  Issued: 01/Aug/2000

Title: Method for applying a dental composition to tooth structure

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 332793   Filing Date: 14/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A method of applying a dental composition to tooth structure of a dental patient includes the act of providing an applicator having an empty chamber at least partially surrounded by flexible wall portions. A tip portion of the applicator is placed into a bulk container having a quantity of dental composition, and the wall portions are squeezed together. When the wall portions are released, a portion of the dental composition is drawn into the chamber by suction. The wall portions are then squeezed together once the tip portion of the applicator has been placed next to tooth structure of a dental patient in order to dispense at least a portion of the dental composition directly onto the tooth structure. Since a sufficient amount of composition is drawn from the bulk container before the applicator is placed in the patient's oral cavity, the likelihood of cross-contamination between dental patients is substantially reduced.

Priority:

Inventor: BROYLES BRUCE R [US]


Patent No.: US6095814A  Issued: 01/Aug/2000

Title: Dispensing cartridge with stepped chamber

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 240389   Filing Date: 29/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A dispensing cartridge for use with a hand-held applicator has a chamber with a first section and a second section. The second section has a smaller cross-sectional area than the first section such that the chamber has a stepped configuration. A piston is slidably received in the chamber and has a head portion that is received in the second section and a tail portion that is received in the first section. As a force is applied to the tail portion, the head portion advances to expel material through an outlet opening. The cartridge is especially useful for dispensing compositions having a relatively high viscosity such as dental pastes and the like.

Priority:

Inventor: PETRICH ROBERT W [US]; MARTIN THOMAS W [US]; KVITRUD JAMES R [US]


Patent No.: US6095816A  Issued: 01/Aug/2000

Title: Dental implant component holder

Applicant/Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE USA, INC

Application No.: 932159   Filing Date: 17/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A dental implant component package and holder for permitting the user, a dentist or oral surgeon, to readily remove the component from a sterile package is disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: KRUEGER KENNETH K [US]


Patent No.: US6096293A  Issued: 01/Aug/2000

Title: Antiplaque oral composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 252253   Filing Date: 18/Feb/1999

Abstract:

An oral antiplaque composition for treatment of teeth wherein the essential antiplaque agent is a substantially water insoluble noncationic antibacterial phenol containing, relative to the hydroxyl group, an alkyl or cycloalkyl group, preferably tert.-butyl (t-butyl), in the 2-position, and substituents in one or both of the 4- and 5-positions, one or both of which may be alkyl or cycloalkyl, one being preferably t-butyl.

Priority: US1997-823499 Applic. Date: 1997-03-25; US1996-649389 Applic. Date: 1996-05-17; US19950004196P Applic. Date: 1995-09-22

Inventor: STRINGER ORUM D [US]; BRAHMS JOHN C [US]; SUBRAMANIAN MALATHY [US]; KELLY ERNEST E [US]; SHAPIRO STUART [CH]


Patent No.: US6096328A  Issued: 01/Aug/2000

Title: Delivery system for an oral care substance using a strip of material having low flexural stiffness

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 196364   Filing Date: 19/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A system for delivering an oral care substance to the oral surface, the delivery system comprising a strip of flexible material having a sufficient flexibility to form to the contours of the oral surface. The strip of material is readily conformable to oral surfaces without permanent deformation when the delivery system is placed there against. The oral care substance is applied to the strip of material such that when the delivery system is placed on the oral surface the active contacts the surface. The oral care substance also provides adhesive attachment between the strip of material and the oral surface so as to hold the delivery system in place for a sufficient amount of time to allow the active to act upon the oral surface. Methods of delivering the oral care substance to the oral surface include pre-coating the strip of material, having the wearer apply oral care substance to the strip of material, or having the wearer apply the oral care substance directly to the oral surface and immediately applying the strip of material over the applied oral care substance.

Priority: US1998-042909 Applic. Date: 1998-03-17; US1997-870664 Applic. Date: 1997-06-06

Inventor: SAGEL PAUL ALBERT [US]; DIRKSING ROBERT STANLEY [US]; ROHMAN FREDERICK JAMES [US]; MAJETI SATYANARAYANA [US]; RENO ELIZABETH ANN [US]


Patent No.: US6096794A  Issued: 01/Aug/2000

Title: Quinolinium dyes and borates in photopolymerizable compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 179170   Filing Date: 26/Oct/1998

Abstract:

Dye compounds of the formula wherein X is for example CH, C-CH3 or +NOR L-

R is inter alia C1-C6alkyl

R1 is for example C1-C8alkoxy or C1-C12alkyl

s is 0 to 4

R2 is for example hydrogen

Ar is for example a group Y inter alia is C1-C6alkyl or C1-C6alkoxy

r in the formula (A) is 0 to 5, in the formulae (B) and (E) is 0 to 9 and in the formula (D) is 0 to 7

and L is an anion

in combination with an electron donor compound, especially a borate compound, are suitable as photoinitiators for the photopolymerization of radically polymerizable compositions.

Priority: EP19970810820 Applic. Date: 1997-11-03

Inventor: CUNNINGHAM ALLAN FRANCIS [US]; KUNZ MARTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6098201A  Issued: 08/Aug/2000

Title: Moldable face-mask

Applicant/Assignee: WEISENBURGER, RICHARD T

Application No.: 275181   Filing Date: 24/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A face-mask which is made of a plastic sheet in which is embedded a deformable skin-colored, plastic-coated wire mesh. The plastic sheet is moldable and has an octagonal shape that will fit over the face of a wearer to cover the wearer's nose and mouth with tabs to fit under the chin. A trapezoidal opening is formed in the plastic sheet at a location that will overlie the nose and mouth of the wearer. A fastener system, located at the perimeter of the opening, surrounds the opening to fasten detachably a filter element in a position that covers the opening. The filter element is in sheet form having a shape complementary to the shape of the opening. Elastic cords hold the face-mask on the head of the wearer.

Priority:

Inventor: BOROS SR HENRY R [US]


Patent No.: US6098725A  Issued: 08/Aug/2000

Title: Soil sampling device with frangible section and method of sampling

Applicant/Assignee: SOILCORE, INC

Application No.: 135266   Filing Date: 17/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A soil sampling device for collecting samples of soil provides a single use unit with an integrally molded plunger. The soil sampling includes a cylindrical body having first and second ends, with the body comprising a cylindrical wall having a longitudinal axis and an end wall. The cylindrical wall extends between the first and second ends of the body, with the end wall being positioned at the first end of the body. The second end of the body defines a mouth which is adapted for inserting into soil. A piston is positioned in the body, and the end wall includes a projecting member extending outwardly from the body which defines a plunger. The end wall includes reduced cross-section around the projecting member and is adapted to break when a force is applied to the projecting member to thereby permit the plunger enter into the body and thereby push the piston along the longitudinal axis to expel a sample of soil collected in the body. Preferably, the piston is frictionally held in the body, for example by frictionally engaging an inner surface of the cylindrical wall. Optionally, the piston includes at least one seal for frictionally engaging the inner surface of the cylindrical wall.

Priority:

Inventor: DAVID RAMON R [US]; YAZDANI SAEID [US]


Patent No.: US6098904A  Issued: 08/Aug/2000

Title: Nozzle for producing a high-impact long-range jet from fan-blown air

Applicant/Assignee: AIR FORCE 1 BLOW OFF SYSTEMS INC

Application No.: 272745   Filing Date: 10/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Blow-off nozzles are used for creating a high-energy air blast, for drying metal panels prior to painting. Depth or reach of penetration (in the atmosphere) is important. A bullet is provided in the center of the nozzle. The bullet is aerodynamically faired, for minimum drag. The effect of the bullet is to create a low pressure area in the jet downstream of the nozzle. The low pressure area serves to hold the jet together, preventing spreading, to a degree that enables a significant increase in penetration distance. The bullet is mounted on faired arms, which are secured to the walls of the nozzle.

Priority: CA19982231602 Applic. Date: 1998-03-10

Inventor: DAVIDSON KIRK JOHN WILLIAM [CA]; DAVIDSON JOHN FREDERICK HAYDEN [CA]


Patent No.: US6098934A  Issued: 08/Aug/2000

Title: Drinking container support apparatus and method for infant feeding

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 23247   Filing Date: 13/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The apparatus and method of this invention provide a versatile and convenient way to feed infants in a hands free manner while the infant is being transported, especially when being transported in an infant carrier seat. The invention provides a drinking container support apparatus comprised of a wedge shaped member, a drinking container retaining member and an strap for attaching the drinking container support apparatus to a carrier seat. The invention further provides for user selected adjustment of a drinking container to a position that is convenient and accessible to an infant. Another aspect of this invention is a method for feeding an infant while the infant is seated in an infant carrier seat by use of a drinking container support apparatus.

Priority:

Inventor: SKELTON CHRISTIE LYNN [US]


Patent No.: US6099309A  Issued: 08/Aug/2000

Title: Disposable prophy angle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 431914   Filing Date: 02/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A disposable right angle dental handpiece comprising a plastic housing having a sleeve, a tapered neck, a head and a disposable prophy cup. The cup being removably coupled to a driven rotating member located in the head section for simultaneously cleansing the surface of the teeth as well as the surrounding tissue and gingival crevice. The sleeve having an elongated opening for receiving a power drive from a dental unit. A gear ratio mechanism located in the sleeve, rather than in the head section, for increasing the shaft speed by a factor of two to three times. A gear to gear arrangement in the head section for transferring the directional rotation from the drive shaft to the prophy cup. The prophy cup comprising a flexible body having a cavity therein with a plurality of concentric rings made of cloth or felt material for holding the cleansing paste and also to avoid splattering.

Priority:

Inventor: CARDARELLI VENANZIO [US]


Patent No.: US6099451A  Issued: 08/Aug/2000

Title: Method and apparatus for manufacturing a bag with a reclosable zipper

Applicant/Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION

Application No.: 241564   Filing Date: 01/Feb/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for manufacturing a bag with a reclosable zipper includes feeding an elongated sheet of bag film in a first direction under a placement head. A zipper assembly is fed in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction into the placement head, and the segment of the zipper assembly in the placement head is cut off. Rollers may be used to retain the zipper segment in the placement head. The placement head, with the zipper segment, is moved adjacent the bag film. The bag film is then compressed between a hot sealing bar and a resilient portion of the placement head to seal the zipper segment to the bag film. Then the bag film is folded over the zipper segment, sealed along a bottom and rear seam, and sealed to the other side of the zipper segment.

Priority: US19980073343P Applic. Date: 1998-02-02

Inventor: MULDER STEVEN C [US]; HOLMES JAMES K [US]


Patent No.: US6100343A  Issued: 08/Aug/2000

Title: Process for producing paintable polymeric articles

Applicant/Assignee: BEHOLZ TECHNOLOGY, L.L.C

Application No.: 196608   Filing Date: 03/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A method for improving surface adhesion characteristics of a polymeric substrate and/or virgin polymeric material in which the portion of the surface of the polymeric substrate and/or virgin polymeric material to be treated is contacted with a composition containing at least one oxidizing agent. The oxidizing agent in the composition is present in a kinetically degrading state capable of producing at least one chemical intermediate which is reactive with the polymeric substrate/virgin polymeric material. Contact between the composition containing the oxidizing agent and the polymeric substrate/virgin polymeric material is maintained for an interval sufficient to produce or modify functional groups in the polymeric substrate/virgin polymeric material. The oxidizing agent of choice is a halogenated bivalent oxygen compound. The oxidizing agent is activated by an activator agent containing at least one carboxylic acid group or derivative thereof. The activator agent may be present in the composition upon initial contact with the polymeric substrate/virgin polymeric material, or may be added to the composition subsequent to initial contact with the polymeric substrate/virgin polymeric material.

Priority:

Inventor: BEHOLZ LARS GUENTER [US]


Patent No.: US6101668A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Cleaning heads and adaptors for use therewith

Applicant/Assignee: VAX LIMITED

Application No.: 125415   Filing Date: 17/Aug/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB97/00401 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 17, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 17, 1998 PCT Filed Feb. 13, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/29675 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 21, 1997A cleaning head includes an applicator for applying cleaning liquid to a surface to be cleaned and an air passage for collecting liquid from the surface, enabling the head to be operated in wet mode in which liquid is applied to, and picked up from, the surface. The head also includes a cover adapted to be removably assembled with the cleaning head and which, when in place, effectively encloses the applicator while maintaining communication between the surface and the air passage, thereby enabling the head to be operated in a dry mode to pick up solid matter from the surface.

Priority: GB19960003250 Applic. Date: 1996-02-16; WO1997GB00401 Applic. Date: 1997-02-13

Inventor: GREY NICHOLAS GERALD [GB]


Patent No.: US6101985A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Water lance blower with shortened water lance

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 978733   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A water lance blower for cleaning heating installations, wherein a water lance (6) is movably (5) arranged with its mouth on or in a hatch (2) and can blow a water jet through the heating installation, which is in operation and is flowed through with flames and/or smoke, onto wall areas (A-E) which can be reached from the hatch (2), wherein the water lance (6) is configured in a shortened manner, in that the water supply (11, 10) is bent one or more times by in total more than 70 DEG , preferably more than 90 DEG (20, 24

39). In addition steadying of the flow profile is effected by an expanded calming volume (20) arranged in the end of the water lance (6) lying outside the heating installation, in particular an approximately spherical volume (20), so that the jet quality of the water lance is not impaired. The shortened water lance permits more simple drive mechanisms and adjustment to restricted spatial arrangements.

Priority: DE19951019790 Applic. Date: 1995-05-30; WO1996EP02326 Applic. Date: 1996-05-30

Inventor: BUDE FRIEDRICH [DE]; ALBERS KARL [DE]; SIMON STEPHAN [DE]


Patent No.: US6102050A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Remedial dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 112863   Filing Date: 09/Jul/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a remedial dental floss comprising a dental floss and titanium dioxide particles of 6.0 microns or less. Depending upon the structure, formulation, and final effects desired a binder may also be used to attach, adhere or otherwise incorporate particles of titanium dioxide and other substances onto or into the dental floss. In order to provide various other qualities one or more other ingredients, compounds or substances such as fluorides, peroxide based compounds, abrading agents, other pigmenting agents, sweeteners, and flavoring agents may also be incorporated into or utilized by the remedial dental floss disclosed herein. Regular use of such a remedial dental floss will significantly reduce the interproximal staining and discolorment of dental surfaces as well as providing all other benefits normally associated with flossing in a way that is convenient, inexpensive, and safe.

Priority: US19970052167P Applic. Date: 1997-07-10

Inventor: MARCON ROBERT VICTOR [CA]


Patent No.: US6102697A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Holding device for manufacture of dental bridges and manufacturing process for manufacture of dental bridges

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 101111   Filing Date: 02/Oct/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP97/00253 Sec. 371 Date Oct. 2, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Oct. 2, 1998 PCT Filed Jan. 20, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/25934 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 24, 1997The present invention relates to a holding device for the manufacture of dental bridges or for connecting adjacent tooth crowns or onlays/inlays, which device comprises: a main part (10

110) and at least two support arms (20-1, 20-2, 20-3

120-1 to 120-6) which extend from the main part (10

110), each support arm (20-1, 20-2, 20-3

120-1 to 120-6) comprising at least one support element (30-1, 30-2, 30-3

130-1 to 130-6) which extends from the support arm (20-1, 20-2, 20-3

120-1 to 120-6) at a predetermined or predeterminable angle. The invention further relates to a manufacturing process for manufacturing dental bridges.

Priority: DE19961001894 Applic. Date: 1996-01-19; WO1997EP00253 Applic. Date: 1997-01-20

Inventor: CICCHETTI BIAGIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6102703A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Self-tapping dental implant having a bio-reactive coating

Applicant/Assignee: SULZER CALCITEK INC

Application No.: 250378   Filing Date: 15/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A self-tapping dental implant that is fully coated by hydroxylapatite. The dental implant includes a proximal end having a tool engaging region, a self-tapping distal end, and a generally cylindrical middle region that connects the two ends. The distal end, the middle region, and the self-tapping features are fully covered by a hydroxylapatite coating.

Priority:

Inventor: DAY THOMAS H [US]


Patent No.: US6102704A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Method and device for the determination of caries in teeth

Applicant/Assignee: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH & CO

Application No.: 34843   Filing Date: 04/Mar/1998

Abstract:

Method and device for the detection of caries in teeth (8). In order, after investigation of a tooth (8), to be able again to find the tooth location with the greatest incidence of caries, the instantaneous measurement value and the peak measurement value-which corresponds to the location with the greatest incidence of caries attack-are displayed. By comparison of the instantaneous measurement value with the peak measurement value the tooth location with the greatest incidence of caries attack can be localised when the instantaneous measurement value coincides with the peak measurement value.

Priority: DE19971009500 Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: EIBOFNER EUGEN [DE]; KLOTZ MARKUS [DE]; LUSSI ADRIAN [CH]; BAREISS MANFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6103220A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Lysine decarboxylase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 235196   Filing Date: 22/Jan/1999

Abstract:

An agent, alpha -difluoromethyl lysine (DFML) or alpha -monofluoromethyl lysine (MFML), inhibits lysine decarboxylases produced by bacteria associated with periodontal tissues. Inhibition of such lysine decarboxylases can prophylactically and therapeutically treat periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. The agent may be incorporated into toothpastes, mouthwashes, irrigation solutions, tablets, periodontal treatment packs, or an adhesive paste or film coatings for applying to the teeth.

Priority: US19980072373P Applic. Date: 1998-01-23

Inventor: LEVINE MARTIN [US]


Patent No.: US6103683A  Issued: 15/Aug/2000

Title: Disinfecting compositions and processes for disinfecting surfaces

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 101559   Filing Date: 13/Jul/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US97/00214 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 13, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 13, 1998 PCT Filed Jan. 8, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/25404 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 17, 1997The present invention relates to the disinfection of surfaces with a disinfecting composition comprising from 0.1% to 15% by weight of the total composition of hydrogen peroxide, and an antimicrobial essential oil or mixtures thereof.

Priority: EP19960870001 Applic. Date: 1996-01-12; EP19960870017 Applic. Date: 1996-02-23; WO1997US00214 Applic. Date: 1997-01-08

Inventor: ROMANO NICOLETTA [IT]; TRANI MARINA [IT]; MINERVINI GIOVANNI [IT]; BROWN MARENA DESSETTE [US]


Patent No.: US6105191A  Issued: 22/Aug/2000

Title: Toothbrush with inter-gingiva-sulcus scraping bristles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 175839   Filing Date: 19/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A toothbrush with scraping bristles has a plural number of bristle clusters crisscrossly mounted on a block head. The tip of the bristle clusters has a contour mating with dental area. In the block head, there are provided with a scraping bristle stem which has a plural number of movable scraping bristles normally extendable out of the block head for moving to and fro in the gingiva sulcus to scrape off tartars formed on teeth surface. A plural number of spaced and triangle scraping flakes may be disposed on each scraping bristle to enhance the effect of scraping tartars and dental plaque formed in the inter-gingiva-sulcus. The toothbrush may be used manually or be driven electrically.

Priority: CA19982248842 Applic. Date: 1998-10-15; DE19981049531 Applic. Date: 1998-10-27; FR19980013937 Applic. Date: 1998-11-05; GB19980022538 Applic. Date: 1998-10-15; IT1998TO00947 Applic. Date: 1998-11-10; JP19980317929 Applic. Date: 1998-11-09; KR19980047276 Applic. Date: 1998-11-05

Inventor: CHEN KUO-SHEN [TW]; CHEN TSEHUA [US]


Patent No.: US6105792A  Issued: 22/Aug/2000

Title: Golf bag club rack having a notch and clamp arrangement for holding golf clubs therein

Applicant/Assignee: MINGHUNG PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD

Application No.: 247923   Filing Date: 11/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A golf club rack for securing individual golf clubs in a golf bag comprising a rack portion and a mounting unit which adjustably secures the rack portion to the golf bag. The rack portion includes three club holding sections. Each of the club holding sections can have a different height with respect to one another. Each of the club holding sections has a plurality of insertion slots for receiving the golf clubs. Each of the insertion slots has a notch including a spring strip attached to a lateral side thereof and a clamp positioned opposite the notch. Each notch receives a head of a golf club with the spring strip holding the head of the golf club in the notch and the clamp clampingly receives the neck of the shaft of the golf club to secure the golf club with respect to the rack portion. The mounting unit has coupling members that are mountable on partition boards and the top cuff of the golf bag. The mounting unit is height adjustable with respect to the golf bag while the rack portion is height adjustable with respect to the mounting unit.

Priority: GB19990022740 Applic. Date: 1999-09-24

Inventor: CHANG CHEN-TE [TW]


Patent No.: US6106600A  Issued: 22/Aug/2000

Title: Inks for continuous inkjet printing

Applicant/Assignee: DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC

Application No.: 143692   Filing Date: 28/Aug/1998

Abstract:

An ink jet ink is disclosed which comprises a binder, a colorant, a conductivity controller and a liquid vehicle in which at least the binder and colourant are soluble, the binder being a nitrocellulose having a viscosity of 15 centipoise or less as measured by method 1 herein

or a weight average molecular weight of not more than 25,000 as measured by method 3 herein

or the nitrocellulose has both the said viscosity and the said weight average molecular weight

and in that the nitrocellulose has a nitrogen content of at least 9.5% by weight as measured by the method of ASTM D 301-72

and in that the ink has a viscosity of 1.6 to 4 centipoise at 25 DEG C. using a Brookfield DV-11+ viscometer with a number 00 spindle at 60 r.p.m (method 2 herein).

Priority: GB19970018619 Applic. Date: 1997-09-02

Inventor: LECHEHEB AMMAR [GB]; SMITH KIM [GB]; FEW BARRY JOHN [GB]; ENGLAND RICHARD [GB]


Patent No.: US6106771A  Issued: 22/Aug/2000

Title: System and method for descaling and disinfecting dental waterlines

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 75871   Filing Date: 11/May/1998

Abstract:

A portable system and method for softening and disinfecting dental waterlines is disclosed. The portable system and method combines a routing valve, a water supply, and a portable device capable of delivering a descaling and an anti-microbial agent. The routing valve has an inlet and an outlet. The outlet is attached to a water supply line of sufficient volume to deliver water throughout the system. The inlet is attached to a portable device capable of delivering a descaling agent and an anti-microbial agent.

Priority:

Inventor: FITTON RUSSELL P [US]


Patent No.: US6107229A  Issued: 22/Aug/2000

Title: Aluminofluorosilicate glass

Applicant/Assignee: ERNST MUEHLBAUER KG

Application No.: 100071   Filing Date: 19/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to an aluminofluorosilicate glass for use in a material for dental restoration, which has the following features: a) a ratio of Al (calculated as Al2O3) to Si (calculated as SiO2) of 0.57-1.12 by mass

b) a total content of Mg (calculated as MgO) and Ba (calculated as BaO) of 29-36% by mass

c) a ratio of Mg (calculated as MgO) to Ba (calculated as BaO) of 0.028-0.32 by mass

d) a content of P (calculated as P2O5) of 2-10% by mass. The glass according to the invention has a high radiopacity, and the refractive index nD for visible light can be adjusted by varying the phosphorus content.

Priority: DE19971026103 Applic. Date: 1997-06-19

Inventor: LUECK RAINER [DE]; REIF DIETER [DE]; LEUNER BARBARA [DE]


Patent No.: US6108566A  Issued: 22/Aug/2000

Title: Hands-free mobile telephone

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 46056   Filing Date: 23/Mar/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides for permitting hands-free operation of a telephone handset in a vehicle. The device, having a base pivotally attached to the vehicle above the door opening on the driver's side, and also has means for storing the device above the door opening when not in use. Means are provided for wiring the device to the microphone input of the mobile phone set. A resiliently flexible elongated extension, having a coaxial cable being disposed therein, with a proximal end connected to the base and and a distal end containing a microphone. The extension connects the energy source to the distal end and is formed of a material that can be easily flexed by hand to assume a multiple of different shapes and angles, and which can retain a given shape indefinitely. The distal end is normally oriented towards the user's mouth when in position for use.

Priority:

Inventor: ALBANESE THOMAS J [US]; DALTON SCOTT D [US]


Patent No.: US6110466A  Issued: 29/Aug/2000

Title: Modified plant viruses as vectors

Applicant/Assignee: AXIS GENETICS PLC PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 137032   Filing Date: 15/Dec/1993

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/GB92/00589 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 15, 1993 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 15, 1993 PCT Filed Apr. 2, 1992 PCT Pub. No. WO92/18618 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 29, 1992The invention relates to assembled particles of a plant virus containing a predetermined foreign peptide as part of the coat protein of the virus, and a method for their production. The foreign peptide is preferably a biologically functional peptide, the biological application of which requires or is enhanced by presentation of the peptide in association with a larger molecule or particle.

Priority: GB19910008386 Applic. Date: 1991-04-19; WO1992GB00589 Applic. Date: 1992-04-02

Inventor: LOMONOSSOFF GEORGE PETER [GB]; JOHNSON JOHN EMIL [US]


Patent No.: US6110888A  Issued: 29/Aug/2000

Title: Substituted phenols as fragrance, flavor and antimicrobial compounds

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TAKASAGO INSTITUTE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE, INC

Application No.: 309251   Filing Date: 10/May/1999

Abstract:

A fragrance and/or flavor compound of the general formula (I): wherein R1 is one of propyl or a 2-propenyl group and R2 is a C1-C5 alkyl group, said compound having exactly one R1 and from one to four R2. The compounds possess antimicrobial activity as well as flavor or odor characteristics acceptable for use in flavors and fragrances, respectively. The compounds are useful in forming flavor and/or fragrance compositions having antimicrobial activity. Product formulations, such as detergents, are useful for imparting both acceptable fragrance and antimicrobial properties. Other product formulations, such as mouthwashes, are useful for imparting both acceptable flavor and antimicrobial properties.

Priority:

Inventor: LUPO JR ANDREW T [US]; NAKATSU TETSUO [US]; CALDWELL JOHN [US]; KANG RAPHAEL K L [US]; CILIA ALBA T [US]; VAN LOVEREN AUGUSTINUS G [US]; VILLAMARIA LOLITA [US]


Patent No.: US6110934A  Issued: 29/Aug/2000

Title: Substituted benzamide derivatives and their use as anticonvulsants

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 202524   Filing Date: 16/Dec/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP97/03131 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 16, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 16, 1998 PCT Filed Jun. 13, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/48683 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 24, 1997This invention relates to substituted benzamido-heterocyclic compounds of general formula (I) having an alkoxy substituent at the C2 position of the benzamido group and various substituents at positions C4 and C5, being optionally substituted on the N atom of the heterocyclic system, and where the unsaturated ring of the heterocyclic system is a 5,6, 7 or 8-membered ring. Also to the use of these compounds as anticonvulsants in certain medical conditions, and to processes for making them.

Priority: WO1997EP03131 Applic. Date: 1997-06-13; GB19960012608 Applic. Date: 1996-06-17; GB19960015352 Applic. Date: 1996-07-22; GB19970011013 Applic. Date: 1997-05-28

Inventor: HARLING JOHN DAVID [GB]; ORLEK BARRY SIDNEY [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: USRE36844E  Issued: 29/Aug/2000

Title: Cellular attachment to trans-epithelial appliances

Applicant/Assignee: DESMOS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 213632   Filing Date: 17/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A trans-epithelial appliance having a hemidesmosome formation-inducing protein composition derived from rat bladder carcinoma cells deposited thereon. This composition stimulates cell attachment and may be either the cell matrix or a soluble factor isolated from the conditioned medium. The appliance will be useful for diminishing inflammation and/or infection at the site of entry of the appliance. The appliance may also be used to stimulate gum junctional epithelium adhesion in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. The composition may be used to maintain tissues ex vivo.

Priority: US1994-317223 Applic. Date: 1994-10-03; US1993-042727 Applic. Date: 1993-04-05; US1993-151134 Applic. Date: 1993-11-12; US1993-152460 Applic. Date: 1993-11-12

Inventor: JONES JONATHAN C R [US]; QUARANTA VITO [US]; TAMURA RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US6112356A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Disposable finger-mounted tooth cleaning unit with handle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 190574   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A finger mounted tooth cleaning system is provided including a sleeve with a tooth cleaner mounted thereon. A toothpaste material is contained on the tooth cleaner for being dispensed during use.

Priority:

Inventor: HASHEY RENE G [US]


Patent No.: US6112357A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Extendible golf brush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 179072   Filing Date: 26/Oct/1998

Abstract:

An extendible golf brush comprising a tether housing, a flexible bent arm for fastening the tether housing to an external article, a tether extendibly contained within the tether housing, a brush member, and a mechanism for removably fastening a second end of the tether to the brush member. A second end of the flexible bent arm may comprise a first hook for engaging a second hook that is fixed to the tether housing. The mechanism for removably fastening the second end of the tether to the brush member may comprise a fastening mouth with a base member and first and second fastening jaws hingedly connected to the base member for capturing the brush member. Distal ends of the first and second fastening jaws can be selectively fastened together by a male member in combination with a female member. The brush member may be fastened directly to the fastening mouth or it may be coupled thereto by a ring. Both plastic and bronze bristles may project from the brush member to provide varied brushing characteristics. The tether housing may be formed from lightweight plastic halves that retain a lightweight plastic spool, and the tether may comprise a nylon chord.

Priority:

Inventor: HALLORAN RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US6112940A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Vertical magazine apparatus for integrated circuit device dispensing, receiving or storing

Applicant/Assignee: MICRON ELECTRONICS, INC

Application No.: 8227   Filing Date: 16/Jan/1998

Abstract:

An apparatus for dispensing, receiving or storing packaged integrated circuit devices using at least one vertically-oriented, removable, tubular magazine disposed above a controllably-driven, rod-like indexing element extending from a drive below the magazine. A magazine, with an associated indexing element and drive, is configurable as an individual magazine module. The indexing element, under power of the drive, raises or lowers a vertical stack of devices to a desired level adjacent the top of the magazine to dispense or receive an individual device from a feed mechanism, such as a pick-and-place mechanism. A number of magazine modules may be assembled in a multi-module array, which is particularly suitable for binning tested devices, with a sort category being directed to each magazine.

Priority:

Inventor: CANELLA ROBERT L [US]


Patent No.: US6113159A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Pipe gasket with shielded band

Applicant/Assignee: S&B TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 138227   Filing Date: 21/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A pipe sealing gasket is shown which is designed to be received within a groove provided within a socket end of a thermoplastic pipe. The gasket has a ring shaped body of an elastomeric material and includes a metal reinforcing band. The metal reinforcing band has an angular profile, when viewed in cross-section, with an apex which is embedded within the gasket body but lies in close proximity to an exterior surface of the gasket. The apex provides a reinforced contact point during belling operations but is isolated from surrounding liquids passing through a pipe joint.

Priority:

Inventor: CORBETT JR BRADFORD G [US]


Patent No.: US6113867A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Compact cassette for dental instruments

Applicant/Assignee: COLTENE/WHALEDENT, INC

Application No.: 181963   Filing Date: 29/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A tray having a pair of stamped instrument racks includes a pair of side walls which taper transversely and longitudinally toward each other at their opposite ends. The tapered ends form wedge-like extensions which lead into a pair of rounded end walls. The tapered ends and rounded end walls form a chisel shaped profile which facilitates insertion of the tray into an autoclave bag. A spring-actuated retainer is operable with one hand to secure or release a plurality of instruments held in the racks.

Priority:

Inventor: MAYER STANLEY E [US]


Patent No.: US6113884A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Mixed surfactant, high foaming dentifrice exhibiting enhanced antibacterial compound uptake on dental tissue

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 192255   Filing Date: 13/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A high foaming oral composition comprising in an orally acceptable vehicle, an effective antiplaque, antibacterial compound, and at least about 2% by weight of a mixed anionic/nonionic surfactant system in a weight ratio of about 7:1 to 2:1, respectively, which ratios are effective to increase the uptake of the antibacterial compound to dental tissue so as to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of the administered antibacterial compound.

Priority:

Inventor: MIRAJKAR YELLOJI-RAO K [US]; NABI NURAN [US]; AFFLITTO JOHN [US]; GAFFAR ABDUL [US]


Patent No.: US6113887A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Toothpaste composition

Applicant/Assignee: SUNSTAR KABUSHIKI KAISHA

Application No.: 170839   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1993

Abstract:

There is disclosed a toothpaste composition containing: (1) a water-soluble bactericide selected from the group consisting of pyridinium compounds, quaternary ammonium compounds and biguanide compounds in an amount of 0.001% to 5.0% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition

(2) a cationically-modified hydroxyethylcellulose having an average molecular weight of 1,000,000 or higher in the hydroxyethylcellulose portion thereof and having a cationization degree of 0.05 to 0.5 mol/glucose in an amount of 0.5% to 5.0% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition

(3) a surfactant selected from the group consisting of polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene block copolymers and alkylolamide compounds in an amount of 0.5% to 13% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition

and (4) a polishing agent of the non-silica type in an amount of 5% to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.

Priority: JP19920340076 Applic. Date: 1992-12-21; JP19930278191 Applic. Date: 1993-11-08

Inventor: MORI SHIGEKI [JP]; NAKAJIMA TAKAKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6114409A  Issued: 05/Sep/2000

Title: Dental material and tool for its application

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 666307   Filing Date: 20/Aug/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DE95/00007 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 20, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 20, 1996 PCT Filed Jan. 4, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO95/18597 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 13, 1995Ready-to-use, packaged, dental composition curable by UV, light or laser beams, for the preparation of dental fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, artificial teeth, dental protheses and implantates with a container, impervious for UV or light, which houses a dental composition in such a fashion that it is affected from the effects of UV or light during storage while it can be removed for use, whereby the dental composition comprises the following: a matrix polymerizable and/or curable to a duroplastic or thermoplastic dental resin by means of UV, light or laser beams, into which a micro-fine inorganic filler is incorporated, and into which filaments or a web in the form of a mat, a ribbon, a tube or a cord is embedded

as well as a tool for applying pressure during the use of the dental composition for the purposes of filling cavities.

Priority: DE19944400073 Applic. Date: 1994-01-04; WO1995DE00007 Applic. Date: 1995-01-04

Inventor: KREBBER BURGHARDT [DE]


Patent No.: US6116229A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Hand-held safe disk shooting toy

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 212402   Filing Date: 16/Dec/1998

Abstract:

Disks formed from soft and light material are safely shot by a toy having a device for individually feeding disks stored in a cylinder to a motor-driven ratchet panel which rotates at a high speed for engaging and shooting the disks from the toy.

Priority:

Inventor: WU WEN-LONG [TW]


Patent No.: US6116236A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Respirator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 968487   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A new and improved respirator comprising a respirator body configured to fit over at least the nose of a person wearing the respirator. The respirator body has an interior and an exterior surface. The interior surface has a portion which fits over the nose of the person wearing the respirator. A nasal dilator is secured to the interior surface portion of the respirator body. The nasal dilator has an adhesive substance thereon which overlays a person's nose when the respirator body is worn to provide a seal between the respirator and the person's nose and cheeks and to promote breathing of the person wearing the respirator.

Priority:

Inventor: WYSS GERARD J [US]


Patent No.: US6116252A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Disposable toothbrush with lanyard

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 344844   Filing Date: 28/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A finger-mounted disposable toothbrush including a lanyard of dental floss, a first end of which is attached to the toothbrush and a second end of which is looped around the user's wrist. The dental floss lanyard prevents swallowing of the toothbrush during use and can also be used for flossing the user's teeth after brushing. The disposable toothbrush further comprises a mounting ring which fits over the user's finger. The mounting ring is affixed to the top side of a bristle base. Tooth cleaning bristles are attached to the bottom side of the bristle base and are optionally impregnated with dental paste or powder. Bumps can be molded in those areas of the bristle base and mounting ring with which the user's finger comes in contact, said bumps enhancing the user's grip on the toothbrush.

Priority: US19980091591P Applic. Date: 1998-07-02

Inventor: STELMACH JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US6116299A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Vented self supporting filling device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 266156   Filing Date: 11/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A vented self-supporting filling device for providing a filling device that can be stably positioned within an opening of a receiving container. The device includes a conical member having an open top end and an open bottom end, and a tubular member integrally joined to the conical member. The tubular member has an open upper end and an open lower end, wherein the open upper end is integrally joined to and communicates with the open bottom end of the conical member. A plurality of outer fingers outwardly project from the tubular member for stably supporting the filling device in a generally upright orientation when positioned within an opening of a receiving container. In addition, a plurality of inner fingers inwardly project from the conical member for stably supporting a pouring container when positioned within the filling device in an inverted orientation.

Priority: US1997-873938 Applic. Date: 1997-06-12; US1996-695226 Applic. Date: 1996-08-06

Inventor: CUMMINS LANE A [US]; STRYBOS DONNIE J [US]


Patent No.: US6116445A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Sealing cap for containers

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKIKAISHA FANCL

Application No.: 150346   Filing Date: 09/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A sealing cap for the mouth of a container facilitates both the sealing of new bottles containing unused contents, and the re-sealing of those bottles already in use so as to preserve their contents. The sealing cap includes an inner cap and an outer cap. The inner cap includes a shielding plate which is fixed on the mouth of a container, and an annular strip which is provided at the lower end of the outer circumferential wall of the inner cap. The outer cap, which is fixed on the inner cap, includes a top lid, and a main cap with a guide tube having a lower-end sharp edge located opposite the shielding plate. By removing the annular strip from the inner cap and pressing down the outer cap, the lower end of the outer cap engages the outer circumference of the mouth of the container, and at the same time, the lower-end sharp edge of the guide tube pierces the shielding plate. The user then opens the top lid of the outer cap to access the contents of the container. Advantages of the sealing cap include the integrity of the seal during preservation of the contents prior to use, the ability to securely re-seal the container once opened, and the ease of operating the outer cap.

Priority: JP19970259384 Applic. Date: 1997-09-09

Inventor: IKEMORI KENJI [JP]; OHTA TAKEHARU [JP]


Patent No.: US6116451A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Screw cap with anti-tamper strip

Applicant/Assignee: CROWN CORK AG

Application No.: 229923   Filing Date: 13/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A plastic anti-tamper strip (3) is provided at the lower edge of a screw cap (1). Bridges (20) form an approximately horizontal nominal rupture line, along which the anti-tamper strip can be separated from the screw cap (1) when a container, closed by said screw cap, is opened for the first time. A bead (8) is provided on the screw cap (1) which engages interlockingly with a bead (4) on the container mouth (2). The anti-tamper strip (3) also possesses at least one approximately vertical nominal rupture point (11). Adjacent to the nominal rupture point (11), a relief zone is provided, the stretchability of which increases towards the lower edge (19) of the anti-tamper strip (3).

Priority: CH19940002018 Applic. Date: 1994-06-24

Inventor: HERRMANN KLAUS-JUERGEN [DE]; KIRCHGESSNER MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6116900A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Binary energizer and peroxide delivery system for dental bleaching

Applicant/Assignee: LUMACHEM, INC

Application No.: 190913   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A dental bleach storage, mixing and delivery device and related method are disclosed. The device includes a barrel with at least two chambers. The chambers store components that when mixed can form a dental bleach or whitener. A plunger is provided that can be reciprocated within the barrel to force such components from their chambers. A mixing tip is provided for the end of the barrel. The components may be forced through the mixing tip which thoroughly mixes them together. The resulting bleach or whitener is applied to a patient's teeth where oxygen ions released from the bleach or whitener and will whiten the patient's teeth.

Priority: US19970065924P Applic. Date: 1997-11-17

Inventor: OSTLER CALVIN D [US]


Patent No.: US6117176A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Elastic-crystal gel

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED ELASTOMERICS, INC

Application No.: 863794   Filing Date: 27/May/1997

Abstract:

Novel crystal gels and articles are formed from one or more block copolymers having at least one crystalline midblock and high levels of a plasticizer, said midblock segment having an amount of crystallinity sufficient to achieve improvements in one or more physical properties including improved crack propagation resistance, improved tear resistance, improved resistance to fatigue and resistance to catastrophic failure not obtainable in amorphous gels.

Priority: US1997-819675 Applic. Date: 1997-03-17; US1996-719817 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30; US1996-665343 Applic. Date: 1996-06-17; US1996-612586 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08; WO1994US04278 Applic. Date: 1994-04-19; WO1994US07314 Applic. Date: 1994-06-27; US1994-288690 Applic. Date: 1994-08-11; US1995-581188 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581191 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581125 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1993-152734 Applic. Date: 1993-11-15

Inventor: CHEN JOHN Y [US]


Patent No.: US6117415A  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Toothpaste comprising bioadhesive submicron emulsion for improved delivery of antibacterial and anticaries agents

Applicant/Assignee: ALPHARX INC

Application No.: 328268   Filing Date: 17/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Toothpaste incorporating chlorhexidine bigluconate for improved adhesive onto the surface of the teeth. A second embodiment discusses the use of triclosan and in combination with sodium monofluorphosphate for use in the toothpaste.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHWARZ JOSEPH [CA]


Patent No.: USRE36868E  Issued: 12/Sep/2000

Title: Dental bib with attached adhesive tab

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 326327   Filing Date: 07/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A dental bib adhesively secured to a patient in the use of which the adhesive is uncovered incident to use by being unfolded from the bib so that after its use the folding back covers the adhesive so that during disposal there is no inadvertent attachment to a trash container wall, or to trash therein, or like interferences with proper disposal.

Priority: US1996-657313 Applic. Date: 1996-06-03

Inventor: FISHER SHELDON [US]; OROFINO PAUL ALLEN [US]; OROFINO RICHARD ALLEN [US]


Patent No.: US6119296A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: All-sided mouthbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 211124   Filing Date: 14/Dec/1998

Abstract:

An all-sided mouthbrush for cleaning a mouth of a user. The all-sided mouthbrush includes a handle including a first end having first and second sides, bristles extending from the first side, and an alternate cleaning device connected to the second side, wherein the bristles clean teeth of the user and the alternate cleaning device cleans a tongue and inner side of the mouth of the user. The alternate cleaning device may be in the form of one of a plurality of parallel ridges, a plurality of columns of tuft-shaped bristles, a plurality of spade headed bristles, a scouring pad-like surface or a plurality of off set rows of bristle-like structures made of soluble crystals for scraping the tongue and inner side of the mouth of the user. A plurality of templates each including a respective alternate cleaning surface and a connecting device for connecting one of the plurality of templates to the second side covering said alternate cleaning device may be attached to the all-sided mouthbrush. A resealable packet is provided for each of the templates and for receiving the first end of the handle when not in use for protecting the templates and handle from dirt and germs. A mouth freshening liquid is provided within the pouches for further protecting the templates and handle and provide additional freshening for the mouth of the user.

Priority:

Inventor: NOE DENNIS [US]; SOLD CHRIS [US]


Patent No.: US6119628A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Animal water dispensing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 422227   Filing Date: 21/Oct/1999

Abstract:

Animal water dispensing apparatus including a molded plastic base member which has a reservoir support portion and a water receiving recess connected to receive water from a reservoir with a stainless steel liner for the recess being formed with small apertures to allow water to flow into the liner.

Priority:

Inventor: LORENZANA MOISES B [US]; LORENZANA VANCE A [US]


Patent No.: US6119691A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Electret filter media

Applicant/Assignee: MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Application No.: 865362   Filing Date: 29/May/1997

Abstract:

An electret filter media, and mask, that is made of a nonwoven web of thermoplastic microfibers. The thermoplastic microfibers are of substantially the same composition, are nonconductive, and have an effective fiber diameter less than about 15 micrometers. The nonwoven web also has sufficient unpolarized trapped charge to exhibit an initial filtration quality factor of at least 0.31 when measured under the DOP Penetration and Pressure Drop Test.

Priority: US1996-591217 Applic. Date: 1996-01-17; US1994-291611 Applic. Date: 1994-08-17; US1993-107517 Applic. Date: 1993-08-17

Inventor: ANGADJIVAND SEYED A [GB]; JONES MARVIN E [US]; MEYER DANIEL E [US]


Patent No.: US6119855A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Storage bag with moisture emitting pad

Applicant/Assignee: INNOFLEX, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 239003   Filing Date: 28/Jan/1999

Abstract:

An improved storage bag with moisture emitting pad is disclosed. The bag has a first outer panel, a second outer panel, and an inner panel constructed from plastic film, the panels all being connected together to form a storage bag with a first compartment and a second compartment. Located in the first compartment is a hydrated absorbent pad for emitting moisture vapor that is transmitted through the inner layer into the second compartment. The second compartment is for storing products requiring humidity conditioning such as natural and synthetic leather products, e.g., shoes, sports gloves and the like. Either or both of the bag compartments could have an opening which could be equipped with a reclosable fastener.

Priority: US1997-821668 Applic. Date: 1997-03-19

Inventor: YEAGER JAMES W [US]; GONZALES EDWARD B [US]


Patent No.: US6120337A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Life-saving device with launcher

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 66629   Filing Date: 24/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A life preserver device equipped with a launcher which affords the possibility of the immediate inflating of a float, controlling the distance to which the same is to be launched using a chart of metric notes and a telemetric gauge attached to the float and the launcher by a system of lines which enable joining the float to the roll stand of the launcher, inside the muzzle of which the float is inserted.

Priority: ES19970000959 Applic. Date: 1997-04-24

Inventor: BAUTISTA REAL JOSEP ANTONI [ES]; SORIANO COLOMINA ROSA MARIA [ES]


Patent No.: US6120591A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Low fusing dental porcelains containing fine-grained leucite

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 133582   Filing Date: 13/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A dental porcelain composition, comprising a glassy matrix and leucite crystallites embedded therein, and having maturing temperatures in the range from about 600 DEG C. to about 885 DEG C. and CTEs in the range from about 11 to about 19, more preferably in the range from about 11.5 to about 18, and most preferably in the range from about 12 to about 17.5x10-6/ DEG C. (measured from 25 DEG C. to 500 DEG C.). The tetragonal leucite is preferably both fine-grained (i.e, having average diameters of less than about 7 microns) and uniformly-sized. Preferably, the average diameters are less than about 1 to about 3 microns.

Priority: US19980091527P Applic. Date: 1998-07-02; US19980088866P Applic. Date: 1998-06-11; US19980077555P Applic. Date: 1998-03-11; US19980077378P Applic. Date: 1998-03-10

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARL [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]; PRUDEN JANA N [US]; KAISER LISA [US]; BRIGHTLY RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US6121213A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Stable peroxide denture paste

Applicant/Assignee: BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 123345   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A denture cream for cleaning dentures and removable dental prostheses comprising a peroxide stabilized against chemical degradation by a combination of a bicarbonate and a phosphate, such as an alkali monofluorophosphate.

Priority:

Inventor: VERGARA DEMOCRITA E [US]; TRAMA MICHAEL E [US]; YEH KUO-CHEN [US]


Patent No.: US6121249A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases with help of aspirin, antioxidants, niacin, and certain B vitamins

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 108765   Filing Date: 01/Jul/1998

Abstract:

Disclosed is the method of reducing the incidence and severity of atherosclerosis, atherosclerotic central nervous system disease, claudication, coronary artery disease, homocystine related disorders, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, presenile dementia and/or restenosis in humans by daily administration of an effective amount of a combination of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), at least one antioxidant, a cyanocobalamin compound (Vitamin B12), a folic acid compound, a pyridoxine compound (Vitamin B6) and a niacin compound.

Priority:

Inventor: WEISSMAN DONALD L [US]; ROSENBAUM JERRY [US]


Patent No.: US6121258A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: 1,5-heterocyclic metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 918957   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1997

Abstract:

The invention provides compounds of formula as described in the claims, or an optical isomer, diastereomer or enantiomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt, or biohydrolyzable amide, ester, or imide thereof are useful as inhibitors of metalloproteases. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating diseases, disorders and conditions characterized by metalloprotease activity using these compounds or the pharmaceutical compositions containing them.

Priority: US19960024846P Applic. Date: 1996-08-28

Inventor: PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; BRADLEY RIMMA SANDLER [US]; MCDOW-DUNHAM KELLY LYNN [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; TAIWO YETUNDE OLABISI [US]; CUPPS THOMAS LEE [US]


Patent No.: US6121272A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Bidentate metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 918318   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1997

Abstract:

The invention provides compounds which are useful as inhibitors of metalloproteases, and which are effective in treating conditions characterized by excess activity of these enzymes. In particular, the present invention relates to a compound having a structure according to Formula (I) as described in the claims, or an optical isomer, diastereomer or enantiomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt, or biohydrolyzable alkoxyamide, ester, acyloxyamide, or imide thereof. Also disclosed are compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating diseases characterized by metalloprotease activity using these compounds or the pharmaceutical compositions containing them.

Priority: US19960024746P Applic. Date: 1996-08-28

Inventor: ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; BRADLEY RIMMA SANDLER [US]; GARRETT GARRY STEVEN [US]; MARLIN II JOHN EMORY [US]; MCIVER JOHN MCMILLAN [US]; WANG ZHE [US]; TAIWO YETUNDE OLABISI [US]


Patent No.: US6121381A  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Composition containing urethane (metha)acrylate in polymer

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU

Application No.: 24103   Filing Date: 17/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a curable composition in which polymer and monomer which is neither soluble nor swellable (able to swell) in the polymer are mixed homogeneously. More particularly, the present invention relates to a curable composition, in which polymer and urethane metha(acrylate) which is neither soluble nor swellable in the polymer are mixed homogeneously. The present invention also relates to a cured composition of the curable composition.

Priority: JP19950241445 Applic. Date: 1995-09-20

Inventor: DEGUCHI MIKITO [JP]; SHIOI HIROYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: USRE36876E  Issued: 19/Sep/2000

Title: Plastic bag with promotional strip

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 344043   Filing Date: 24/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Gusseted plastic bags and methods of making the same in either rolls or stack packs, each bag having at least one plastic promotional strip extending along a side edge of the bag and secured adjacent to top and bottom edges. The promotional strip may be disposed either between the folded bag edges forming the gusset or outside of the gusset, and may or may not be perforated.

Priority: US1997-845269 Applic. Date: 1997-04-24; US19960030381P Applic. Date: 1996-11-05

Inventor: DANIELS MARK E [US]; WICHERSKI JOSEPH L [US]


Patent No.: US6123188A  Issued: 26/Sep/2000

Title: Storage container that isolates and contains contaminated medical equipment including a rack for carrying medical instruments into and out of the operating room

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 134886   Filing Date: 15/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A storage container for holding and disinfecting invasive medical instruments, such as hypodermic needles and scalpels. The storage container is elongated and in a tubular configuration, having a closed lower end and an open upper end. The storage container is made of puncture resistant, gas autoclavable material. A plastic twist off lid is attached to the open upper end and including a string connected between the lid and container to attach the lid to the container. A port hole of entry connected thereto near the open upper end, said port hole of entry comprising a second container section of smaller cross section than the cross section of the storage container and connected thereto in sealed fashion to allow entry of solution or chemicals to the container without opening the lid on the container upper end. The storage container having a mouth rim to block and prevent a back splash of airborne microorganism from the container. The disinfecting fluid in the storage container kills various viruses and germs, and a base container holds the storage container securely.

Priority:

Inventor: AHONEN PEGGY SUSAN [US]


Patent No.: US6123925A  Issued: 26/Sep/2000

Title: Antibiotic toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee: HEALTHSHIELD TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C

Application No.: 123755   Filing Date: 27/Jul/1998

Abstract:

An antibiotic toothpaste is formulated with an inorganic antibiotic metal containing composition that is present in an amount effective to impart substantial antimicrobial activity within the normal time for brushing teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: BARRY JOHN E [US]; TROGOLO JEFFREY A [US]


Patent No.: US6123982A  Issued: 26/Sep/2000

Title: Dental floss

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 379190   Filing Date: 20/Aug/1999

Abstract:

The floss is comprised of a texturized yarn that has been coated and impregnated with a water-soluble polymer and the water-soluble polymer coating cured and set while the yarn is stretched and is under tension. The yarn while stretched and tensioned is at a reduced width, which allows for easier insertion of the yarn floss between teeth. The yarn floss is wound onto a spool in the decreased width condition. For use, a length of floss is removed from the spool and placed between teeth. The saliva in the mouth dissolves the cured and set water-soluble polymer with the floss expanding to fill the space between the teeth. The floss is optionally coated with flavors, medicants and other substances. These can be synthetic or naturally occurring substances such as herbal substances.

Priority: US19980098665P Applic. Date: 1998-09-01

Inventor: FONTANA JOSE EDER [BR]


Patent No.: US6124538A  Issued: 26/Sep/2000

Title: Musical instrument

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 667669   Filing Date: 21/Jun/1996

Abstract:

A musical instrument made in whole or in part of titanium and its alloys. Titanium instruments tend to be lighter than other instruments made of other materials like silver and/or gold. Additionally, titanium proves to be more durable and resistant to marring than other materials used in making instruments. An inherent property of titanium provides the ability to create an infinite number of color hues and patterns of colors on the instrument by the use of known titanium anodization processes. Additionally, it is possible to remove the existing colors created by an anodization process, and to further cause the instrument to be changed into other colors or patterns of colors.

Priority:

Inventor: LANDELL JONATHON A [US]


Patent No.: US6125517A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Hand tool for loading-unloading E-type clamping piece

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 271284   Filing Date: 17/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A pair of pliers for loading-unloading E-type clamping piece mainly comprises a clamping operational strip in shape of a long flat board, wherein a C-opening is formed at one end and a crotched opening at the other

and a handgrip that can be inserted with those two ends of the clamping operational strip alternatively. The handgrip is further provided with a movable pin, which can move up or down, fastening to the clamping operational strip. By virtue of abovesaid construction, the clamping operational strip can hold an E-type clamping piece to clamp at a circular groove on a target article, or vice versa. The C-opening can be used by the way to select a required E-type clamping piece by comparing its opening width with outer diameter of the circular groove on a target article.

Priority:

Inventor: YU CHIN-YUNG [TW]


Patent No.: US6125860A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Washing centers for machinery

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 225168   Filing Date: 04/Jan/1999

Abstract:

PLANT FOR WASHING MACHINERY, which is characterized by being a compact plant which includes a small engine room of approximately 9m3, inside which the different elements such as the following are housed: pressure pumps, electric motors, a diesel boiler, a hot water accumulator, a plant for osmotizing water, an electronic robot mechanism, an electric switchboard, fuel tanks, osmotized water tank, measurement pumps and auxiliary material. The washing liquids come out under pressure through hoses and reach a manual shuttle.

Priority: ES19940002094 Applic. Date: 1994-10-06

Inventor: DE SEBASTIAN FERNANDO GOMEZ [ES]


Patent No.: US6126443A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Medication delivery tray

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 217765   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A medication delivery tray provides a controlled release of medication to target dental structures in the mouth, such as the teeth and/or gingiva, while maintaining a high concentration of the active chemical over an extended period of time. The medication delivery tray includes a dental tray having a base, a buccal wall and a lingual wall defining an inner surface. At least one medication reservoir is located on the dental tray. Each medication reservoir includes a plurality of discrete support members projecting away from the medication reservoir to engage the dental structure of the patient. The support members are arranged to resist the flow of medication from the medication reservoir in a gingival direction. Each medication reservoir extends over the teeth and/or gum tissue of the patient when the medication delivery tray is placed over the patient's teeth.

Priority: US1998-133199 Applic. Date: 1998-08-13

Inventor: BURGIO PAUL A [US]


Patent No.: US6126444A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Plaque remover injected with water or with water and compressed air

Applicant/Assignee: D&D CORPORATION

Application No.: 98018   Filing Date: 15/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to the improvement of plaque remover consisting of an abradant for removing dental plaque, dirt adhered to teeth, dirt adhered to filler, dirt adhered to prosthesis or dirt adhered to implant by injecting it with water or with water and compressed air. By using granular polysaccharide as the plaque remover derived from natural materials such as cellulose, starch, agar, pulverized particles of a fibrous plant body, particles prepared by decomposing a fibrous plant body, plaque can be removed without damaging not only sound enamel but also dentin prosthesis filler, gingiva and stomal membrane.

Priority: JP19970195437 Applic. Date: 1997-07-22

Inventor: HORIGUCHI SHOJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6126507A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Reversible doll/hat

Applicant/Assignee: CHAMELEON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 124709   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to a reversible doll/hat that can be altered from a doll shape into a wearable hat and back to a doll. The doll/hat has a doll portion and a hat portion, where the doll portion defines an internal cavity, and has a head portion having a mouth portion, a torso portion fixedly attached to the head portion, an aperture having a perimeter that provides access to the interior cavity, and a zipper for closing the aperture. When configured as a puppet, the doll portion has a pocket configured and adapted to permit insertion of a hand of a puppeteer within an internal space defined by the pocket, thereby permitting movement of the mouth portion by the hand. The hat portion has a crown having a front, a back, an exterior, an interior, and an inner periphery, and a headband fixedly attached to and extending around the inner periphery of the crown. The hat portion may also have a brim fixedly attached at the front of the crown. The headband is associated with the perimeter of the aperture, such that the perimeter of the aperture and the zipper each form part of the headband. In a first configuration, the hat portion is placed within the internal cavity of the doll portion, such that at least part of at least one of the brim or the front of the crown functions as stuffing for the doll head and at least part of the crown functions as stuffing for the doll torso. In a second configuration, the hat portion can assume the shape of a wearable hat. The doll portion can be collapsed and placed within the interior of the crown of the hat, so that the doll portion is not visible when the hat is worn.

Priority: US1997-815657 Applic. Date: 1997-03-13

Inventor: LIEBERMAN JERRY [US]


Patent No.: US6126678A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Intraoral administration device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 297939   Filing Date: 02/Jul/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FI97/00682 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 2, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 2, 1999 PCT Filed May 22, 1998 PCT Pub. No. WO98/20809 PCT Pub. Date May 22, 1998The invention relates to an administration device for a method to prophylactically treat the mouth region of children, comprising a part intended to be positioned in the mouth, which part is provided with a dispensing container for an active agent, and having at least one aperture allowing the entrance of saliva into the dispensing container and its exit therefrom, and a part to remain outside the mouth, comprising a hand held member, whereby a filler opening concentrically opening towards the hand held member, is arranged in the area between both parts. The invention is characterized in that the hand held member and a cover of the filler opening, which cover is an integral part of the hand held member, are manufactured as one uniform unit with the rest of the administration device.

Priority: FI19960000558U Applic. Date: 1996-11-11; WO1997FI00682 Applic. Date: 1997-11-11

Inventor: AALTONEN ANTTI SAKARI [FI]; SUHONEN JOUKO [US]


Patent No.: US6126732A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Dental prosthesis

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 310425   Filing Date: 12/May/1999

Abstract:

A shaped, high-strength dental ceramic prothesis is made by pressing a molding composition comprising about 1-50 wt % glass particles and about 50-99 wt % ceramic particles to form a ceramic frame, veneering the frame and firing the coated frame.

Priority: US1998-097267 Applic. Date: 1998-06-15; US1997-846465 Applic. Date: 1997-05-01; US1996-653517 Applic. Date: 1996-05-23; US1995-423056 Applic. Date: 1995-04-17; US1993-083137 Applic. Date: 1993-06-24

Inventor: HOFMANN CARMEN [DE]; GAUCKLER LUDWIG J [DE]; BAYER GERHARD [AU]; HOFMANN MARTIN E [DE]; MALASH ATEF [DE]; SCHAERER PETER [CH]; LUETHY HEINZ [CH]; KRUMBHOLZ KLAUS [DE]; HAUNER WIGBERT [DE]; JANSSEN HANSJOERG [DE]; JANDA RALF [DE]


Patent No.: US6126922A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Fluorid-releasing compositions and compositions with improved rheology

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 835975   Filing Date: 11/Apr/1997

Abstract:

Dental compositions are provided comprising a) a polymerizable component, b) a fluoride-releasing material, c) a hydrophilic component, d) a polymerization initiator, and e) an acidic component. This dental composition is substantially free of added water, and has a Water Uptake Value of at least about 1.5 g of water per 100 g composition in 2 weeks. Compositions are also provided that comprise a) a polymerizable component, b) acid reactive filler, c) a hydrophilic component, d) a polymerization initiator, and e) an acidic component. The above materials are provided in amounts sufficient that the resulting composition has extremely desirable rheological properties.

Priority: US1995-560332 Applic. Date: 1995-11-17

Inventor: ROZZI SHARON M [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; WANG BING [US]


Patent No.: US6126960A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Oral compositions having enhanced mouthfeel

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 209606   Filing Date: 19/Jan/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral compositions having enhanced organoleptic characteristics of fattiness, creaminess, soothing, satisfaction, and full mouthfeel, and comprises acylglycerol compounds having substituents R1, R2, and R3 attached at the positions of the OH- groups of a glycerol backbone. The substituents R1 and R2 are independently selected from conjugated polyunsaturated fatty acids having from 16 carbon atoms to 22 carbon atoms and R3 is selected from the group consisting of R1, OH, PO3HR4, and C6-C12 carboxylic acids, wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of OH, choline, inositol, serine, and ethanolamine. The oral compositions of the present invention being substantially free of free conjugated polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Priority: CA19992281256 Applic. Date: 1999-08-30; US1997-825041 Applic. Date: 1997-03-27

Inventor: NILSEN STEPHEN JAMES [US]; WALDEN GARY LYLE [US]


Patent No.: US6126962A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Crystalline powdery saccharide, its preparation and uses

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HAYASHIBARA SEIBUTUS KAGAKU KENKYUJO

Application No.: 219368   Filing Date: 23/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A stable crystalline powdery saccharide having a crystallinity of 40% or more, less hygroscopicity, satisfactory fluidity, and beneficial handleability, which is obtainable from an aqueous solution, containing trehalose and a different saccharide(s) crystallizable in the presence of trehalose, by crystallizing the trehalose along with the different saccharide(s).

Priority: JP19960344511 Applic. Date: 1996-12-10; US1997-985349 Applic. Date: 1997-12-04

Inventor: CHAEN HIROTO [JP]; MUKAI KAZUHISA [JP]; MIYAKE TOSHIO [JP]


Patent No.: US6127445A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Substituted benzoylferrocene anionic photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC

Application No.: 185139   Filing Date: 03/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to anionic photoinitiator compounds, compositions containing them, and methods of using them having the structure: wherein X and Y are independently selected from the group consisting of a direct single bond and -C(=O)-, wherein at least one of X and Y is -C(=O)-

R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of H and substituted phenyl, wherein both R1 and R2 are not H

and wherein neither -X-R1 nor -Y-R2 is -C(=O)H. The anionic photoinitiators have improved storage stability, without loss of photosensitivity, even when stored with polymerizable or crosslinkable monomer, oligomer, or crosslinkable polymer species.

Priority:

Inventor: KUTAL CHARLES R [US]; YAMAGUCHI YOSHIKAZU [JP]


Patent No.: US6127450A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Dental restorative composite

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 93778   Filing Date: 09/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides a resin-based dental restorative that exhibits high condensability, low volumetric shrinkage and low shrinkage stress. To this end, one or more of a rheological modifier, dispersant and fluorocopolymer are mixed with a methacrylate resin and a fine mineral filler in amounts effective to improve the condensability of the resulting composite to achieve amalgam-like condensation, to reduce the volumetric shrinkage to less than about 2% during polymerization, to improve wear resistance, and to provide a composite with generally improved physical properties.

Priority:

Inventor: ANGELETAKIS CHRISTOS [US]


Patent No.: US6127451A  Issued: 03/Oct/2000

Title: Dental restorative compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 211657   Filing Date: 15/Dec/1998

Abstract:

Dental restorative compositions of the composite resin/glass ionomer hybrid type and resins used in the compositions. The compositions contain an aromatic-moiety-containing polymerizable resin, a finely divided ion-leachable fluoroaluminosilicate glass filler, a polymerization initiator system, and may contain other components. The aromatic-moiety-containing polymerizable resin has at least one carboxylic acid group and at least one ethylenically unsaturated group such as a (meth)acrylate group. The compositions have improved mechanical strength, improved wear resistance, and sustained long-term fluoride release.

Priority: US1997-886681 Applic. Date: 1997-07-01

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US6128790A  Issued: 10/Oct/2000

Title: Sanitary apparatus for assisting infirm persons, in particular for aiding in performing physiological functions

Applicant/Assignee: DESSTONE S.R.L

Application No.: 194518   Filing Date: 25/Nov/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/IT97/00125 Sec. 371 Date Nov. 25, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Nov. 25, 1998 PCT Filed Jun. 3, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/47267 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 18, 1997A sanitary apparatus for assisting infirm persons, in particular for aiding in performing physiological functions. The apparatus includes a support structure, an anatomic support element defining a support area, and a moving mechanism for translating at least the anatomic support element between at least two positions, a first lowered or stand-by position and a second raised position suitable for performing physiological functions. The apparatus further includes a cleansing system and a ventilation system that act in correspondence with the support area to deliver a cleansing liquid and circulating air in the area, respectively. The apparatus is fitted with a container support system for supporting a container destined to collect the residues of the physiological functions and/or of the cleansing liquid. A mechanism is provided for closing and sealing the container to isolate its contents.

Priority: IT1996BO00329 Applic. Date: 1996-06-14; WO1997IT00125 Applic. Date: 1997-06-03

Inventor: BRAYDA DI SOLETO GUGLIELMO [IT]


Patent No.: US6129244A  Issued: 10/Oct/2000

Title: Device for dispensing a mixed dental multiconstituent mass

Applicant/Assignee: ERNST MUHLBAUER KG

Application No.: 194534   Filing Date: 25/Nov/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP98/01993 Sec. 371 Date Nov. 25, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Nov. 25, 1998 PCT Filed Apr. 6, 1998 PCT Pub. No. WO98/44860 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 15, 1998Arrangement for dispensing a mixed dental multi-component composition, with tubular bags (5, 6) which contain the components of the composition that are to be mixed, and with a unit for pressing the components out. This unit has a head piece (9), with channels (38, 39) for guiding the pressed-out components to attachments (10, 11) provided on the head piece (9), and with a mixer (15) which can be attached thereto. According to the invention, the head piece (9) including the attachments (10, 11) is firmly connected to the tubular bags (5, 6) and can be exchanged along with these.

Priority: DE19972006235U Applic. Date: 1997-04-08; WO1998EP01993 Applic. Date: 1998-04-06

Inventor: HOERTH HANS [DE]


Patent No.: US6129547A  Issued: 10/Oct/2000

Title: Oral care system

Applicant/Assignee: BALLARD MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Application No.: 851928   Filing Date: 06/May/1997

Abstract:

An oral care system includes a universal handle which is configured to hold any of a plurality of oral hygiene instruments, and a lavage source to apply lavage solution through the oral hygiene instruments to facilitate complete cleaning of a patient's mouth. Preferably, the universal handle and lavage source are configured to be held in the user's hand with both suction and lavage being controlled manually. The orally hygiene instruments attachable to the universal handle typically include a lavage toothbrush, at least one catheter and at least one swab, to thereby enable cleaning of the teeth, gums, soft tissue and crevices therebetween.

Priority:

Inventor: CISE DAVID [US]; STEWART GENE [US]; GRANT WARREN [US]; MCMILLAN SYDNEE [US]


Patent No.: US6130376A  Issued: 10/Oct/2000

Title: Ligature for reed instruments

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 285627   Filing Date: 03/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A universal split ring ligature that is versatile enough to fit differing sized mouthpieces. The ligature of the invention accomplishes this by comprising two elongated inverted U-shaped ring retaining bars that have at least one but preferably two or more apertures disposed therein through the vertical side faces of the U-shape ring retaining bars. Multiple sized metallic (or non-metallic equivalent such as plastic, nylon, etc.) rings or bands having concentric apertures disposed in their opposite ends may be inserted within the U-shaped retaining bars and whereby these opposite ends of the multiple sized rings or bands are drawn together by use of suitable thumbscrews penetrating through said cooperating band and U-shaped ring retaining bars' apertures, so as to unyieldingly embrace and clamp a reed that may be disposed between the ring or band and the mouth piece of the wind instrument.

Priority:

Inventor: CHANG SHUN-HWA [US]


Patent No.: US6131566A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Metered dose inhaler for albuterol

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO WELLCOME INC GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 831268   Filing Date: 31/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A metered dose inhaler having all or part of its internal surfaces coated with one or more fluorocarbon polymers, optimally a blend of one or more fluorocarbon polymers in combination with one or more non-fluorocarbon polymers, for dispensing an inhalation drug formation comprising albuterol or a physiologically acceptable salt thereof and a fluorocarbon propellant, optionally in combination with one or more other pharmacologically active agents or one or more excipients.

Priority: WO1996US05002 Applic. Date: 1996-04-10; US1995-422371 Applic. Date: 1995-04-14; US1996-584860 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05

Inventor: ASHURST IAN CARL [GB]; HERMAN CRAIG STEVEN [US]; LI-BOVET LI [US]; RIEBE MICHAEL THOMAS [US]; BRITTO IGNATUIS LOY [US]


Patent No.: US6131719A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Front entry escalator guard device

Applicant/Assignee: KLEENEZE SEALTECH LIMITED

Application No.: 213746   Filing Date: 17/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A guard device (1) comprising a deflector (8) for guarding the gap between an escalator step and an escalator side wall. The guard device (1) comprises an elongate body portion (2) having an elongate recess (4) adapted to receive a base of a deflector (8) with some play. A mouth (6) of the recess (4) is sufficiently wide to allow the base of the deflector (8) to be inserted through it into the recess (4). An elongate wedging element (10) is adapted to be slid into an end of the recess (4) between the end of the deflector (8) and a side wall of the body portion (2), thereby taking up the said play and retaining the deflector (8) in the body portion (2).

Priority: GB19970026883 Applic. Date: 1997-12-19

Inventor: GORE NICHOLAS [GB]


Patent No.: US6132445A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Device for the cleaning and hygiene of the oral cavity, in particular of the tongue

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 404130   Filing Date: 23/Sep/1999

Abstract:

A device for cleaning and improving the hygiene of the oral cavity and in particular of the tongue, comprises a rod 1 having a flat head 2 fixed to one end thereof. The head has two opposite flat surfaces 2a, each surface having a plurality of protuberances 3 thereon designed for scraping and brushing the upper tongue surface during cleaning. A fluid tank 8 can be located inside the rod 1, the fluid flowing through a channel 5 toward exit holes 6 made on the surfaces 2a of the head 2, or a cartridge can be attached at an end of the channel outside the rod. In each instance, fluid such as mouthwash is applied during cleaning.

Priority:

Inventor: PAVANELLI GIANNI [IT]


Patent No.: US6132702A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Oral care compositions comprising chlorite and methods

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 32234   Filing Date: 27/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral care compositions, including therapeutic rinses, especially mouth rinses, as well as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, chewing gums, mouth sprays, and lozenges (including breath mints), comprising at least a minimally effective amount of chlorite wherein preferably the pH of the final composition is greater than 7 and level of chlorine dioxide or chlorous acid is less than about 50 ppm, preferably is essentially free of chlorine dioxide or chlorous acid. This invention further relates to a method for treating or preventing gingivitis, plaque, periodontal disease, and/or breath malodor, and/or for the whitening of teeth, in humans or other animals, by applying a safe and effective amount of the chlorite ion composition to the oral cavity.

Priority:

Inventor: WITT JONATHAN JAMES [US]; WIMALASENA ROHAN LALITH [US]; WONG ANDREW LEE [US]


Patent No.: US6133174A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Machinable leucite-containing porcelain compositions and methods of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 169410   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A method for producing a machinable feldspathic porcelain comprising leucite is presented. Machinability is imparted to feldspathic porcelains by achieving homogeneous distribution of fine crystalline constituent comprised of at least one of the following leucite phases: potassium tetragonal leucite, rubidium leucite, cesium stabilized cubic leucite, rubidium stabilized cubic leucite, and pollucite. The porcelains produced in accordance with the present invention are readily machinable by using available diamond tooling techniques. Furthermore, the porcelains are especially useful for the fabrication of dental restorations using CAD/CAM technology.

Priority: US19970062134P Applic. Date: 1997-10-15

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6133317A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Oxalic acid or oxalate composition and method of treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 629538   Filing Date: 09/Apr/1996

Abstract:

An oxalic acid or oxalate composition and method of treatment of warm blooded animals including humans and pets is provided which includes at least one therapeutically effective form of oxalic acid or oxalate selected, for example, from oxalic acid in a free acid, ester, lactone or salt form, oxalates including sodium oxalate, a nutritional supplement containing oxalic acid or oxalate, oxalic acid dihydrate, anhydrous oxalic acid, oxamide, oxalate salts, natural or processed foods including molds, plants or vegetables containing oxalic acid or oxalate, beverages, liquids or juices containing oxalic acid or oxalate, additives containing oxalic acid or oxalate, and combinations thereof. The composition may also contain a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent for the therapeutically effective form of oxalic acid or oxalate. A method is provided including the steps of periodically administering a therapeutically effective dosage of a composition including at least one therapeutically effective form of oxalic acid or oxalate and reducing the intake of oxalic acid or oxalate blockers such as citric acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), calcium, alcohol, resins, clays, dairy products containing calcium, fruits, coconut, beverages containing alcohol, ascorbic acid or citric acid, red meat or white meat of fowl containing pyridoxine hydrochloride, or other foods, nutritional supplements or beverages containing alcohol, citric acid, ascorbic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, or combinations thereof.

Priority: US19950006785P Applic. Date: 1995-11-15

Inventor: HART FRANCIS J [US]


Patent No.: US6133318A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Oxalic acid or oxalate compositions and methods for bacterial, viral, and other diseases or conditions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 14943   Filing Date: 28/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A single medicine oxalic acid or oxalate composition or "magic bullet" and method of treatment or prevention of warm-blooded animals including humans and pets for infectious or pathogenic microbial, bacterial, or viral disease, chemopreventiong of bacterial or viral infections, and the like, is provided which includes at least one therapeutically effective form of oxalic acid or oxalate selected from oxalic acid in a free acid, ester, lactone or salt form and oxalate including sodium oxalate, oxalic acid dihydrate, anhydrous oxalic acid, oxamide, and oxalate salts, natural or processed foods including molds, plants or vegetables containing oxalic acid or oxalate, beverages, liquids or juices containing oxalic acid or oxalate, additives containing oxalic acid or oxalate, and combinations thereof. The composition may also contain a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent for the therapeutically effective form of oxalic acid or oxalate. Methods are provided including the steps of periodically administering, by topical, oral, or parenteral application, a therapeutically effective dosage of a composition including at least one therapeutically effective form of oxalic acid or oxalate and improving chemotherapy reducing the intake of oxalic acid or oxalate blockers such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, (vitamin C), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), calcium, alcohol, resins, clays, foods containing calcium, beverages containing alcohol, citric acid, or ascorbic acid, red meat or white meat of fowl containing pyridoxine hydrochloride, or other foods nutritional supplements or beverages containing oxalic acid or oxalate blockers.

Priority: US1996-629538 Applic. Date: 1996-04-09; US19970036983P Applic. Date: 1997-01-29; US19950006785P Applic. Date: 1995-11-15

Inventor: HART FRANCIS J [US]


Patent No.: US6133338A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Adhesive agent based on thiouracil derivative

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION

Application No.: 129184   Filing Date: 04/Aug/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an adhesive having high adhesiveness to a metal, especially a noble metal and a noble metal alloy. This adhesive comprises a thiouracil derivative typified by 6-methacryloyloxyhexyl 2-thiouracil-5-carboxylate, a radical-polymerizable monomer such as 2,2-bis(4-(methacryloxyethoxy)phenyl)propane, and a polymerization initiator, and as required, a filler.

Priority: JP19970212217 Applic. Date: 1997-08-06

Inventor: KIMURA MIKIO [JP]; AIZAWA MASAYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6133339A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Dental cement for a temporary dental prosthesis or appliance and method of use

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 159977   Filing Date: 24/Sep/1998

Abstract:

The invention describes a transparent, elastomeric dental cement composition suitable for temporary or provisional restorations that comprises: (a) at least one multifunctional oligomer or prepolymer as a binder

(b) at least one finely divided filler

and (c) at least one initiation system for polymerization. The cement has a high translucency which does not alter the color shade of a temporary prosthesis or appliance and great flexibility which allows the dentist to remove the temporary appliance easily and clean both the temporary appliance and the dental tissues easily. The invention also describes a method of using the transparent, elastomeric dental cement.

Priority:

Inventor: XIE XIAOYI [US]; WALLER DUNCAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6134092A  Issued: 17/Oct/2000

Title: Illumination device for non-emissive displays

Applicant/Assignee: TELEDYNE LIGHTING AND DISPLAY PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 57199   Filing Date: 08/Apr/1998

Abstract:

An illumination device comprises a waveguide having a peripheral edge. A series of point light sources are mounted in spaced relationship adjacent a peripheral portion of the waveguide. A series of diffusive reflective surfaces, preferably formed by posts, are disposed adjacent the peripheral portion of the waveguide, between pairs of the point light sources. The diffusive reflective surfaces are oriented relative to the series of point light sources and the waveguide so as to introduce light into regions of the waveguide between pairs of the point light sources, whereby the peripheral portion of the waveguide is substantially uniformly illuminated.

Priority:

Inventor: PELKA DAVID G [US]; POPOVICH JOHN M [US]; DOWLAND JR THOMAS W [US]


Patent No.: US6136260A  Issued: 24/Oct/2000

Title: Process for injection molding a preform of a polyester resin

Applicant/Assignee: AK TECHNICAL LABORATORY INC

Application No.: 696068   Filing Date: 13/Aug/1996

Abstract:

When a desired preform is to be molded from a molding material which is a polyester resin composed of a blend of PET and PEN by compressing and melting the molding material by the rotation of a screw in a heating cylinder and injecting and filling the molten material into a mold, a plastication zone 13 for the molding material is formed between a compression zone 12 of the injection screw 2 and a metering zone 14 at an end of the screw. In the plastication zone 13, the molding material is subjected to melting, relaxation, kneading and relaxation steps in order to melt and remove an unmolten material until the molten material reaches the metering zone 14. To prevent a molded article from becoming opaque and the production of a gel-like unmolten granular material when a polyester resin composed of a blend of PET and PEN is used as a molding material.

Priority: JP19950226999 Applic. Date: 1995-08-14

Inventor: NAKAJIMA HISASHI [JP]; KODA HIDEAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6136297A  Issued: 24/Oct/2000

Title: A delivery system for an oral care substance using a strip of material having low flexural stiffness

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 42909   Filing Date: 17/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A system for delivering an oral care substance to the oral surface, the delivery system comprising a strip of flexible material having a sufficient flexibility to form to the contours of the oral surface. The strip of material is readily conformable to oral surfaces without permanent deformation when the delivery system is placed there against. The oral care substance is applied to the strip of material such that when the delivery system is placed on the oral surface the active contacts the surface. The oral care substance also provides adhesive attachment between the strip of material and the oral surface so as to hold the delivery system in place for a sufficient amount of time to allow the active to act upon the oral surface. Methods of delivering the oral care substance to the oral surface include pre-coating the strip of material, having the wearer apply oral care substance to the strip of material, or having the wearer apply the oral care substance directly to the oral surface and immediately applying the strip of material over the applied oral care substance.

Priority: US1997-870664 Applic. Date: 1997-06-06

Inventor: SAGEL PAUL ALBERT [US]; DIRKSING ROBERT STANLEY [US]; ROHMAN FREDERICK JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US6136298A  Issued: 24/Oct/2000

Title: Process for inhibiting S. mutans and caries

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 234246   Filing Date: 20/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A process which inhibits bacteria and caries comprising the application of an oral composition containing a substantially water insoluble noncationic antimicrobial agent, such as triclosan, xylitol, and sodium lauryl sulfate as the surfactant and dispersant for the water insoluble noncationic antimicrobial agent.

Priority: US1997-968671 Applic. Date: 1997-11-12; US1996-775059 Applic. Date: 1996-12-27; US1995-466651 Applic. Date: 1995-06-06; US1994-275469 Applic. Date: 1994-07-14

Inventor: GAFFAR ABDUL [US]; NABI NURAN [US]; AFFLITTO JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US6136348A  Issued: 24/Oct/2000

Title: Compound and method for degrading amino acids

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 205997   Filing Date: 04/Dec/1998

Abstract:

Amino acids and glycoproteins are effectively removed in an infection site or potential infection site by application of an aqueous solution or other vehicle such as a gel or salve of chlorine dioxide to inhibit the growth of microorganisms resulting in reduction of numbers of infection causing microorganisms and treatment of the attendant infection.

Priority: US19970067585P Applic. Date: 1997-12-05

Inventor: RATCLIFF PERRY A [US]; LYNCH EDWARD J [GB]


Patent No.: US6136886A  Issued: 24/Oct/2000

Title: Dental elastic restorative material and method for production of dental prosthetic material using the same

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU

Application No.: 985725   Filing Date: 04/Dec/1997

Abstract:

To provide a dental prosthetic material having processing characteristics and operating characteristics, which are not recognized in a conventional dental material. A biorestorative material which is a rubber elastic material having a shear modulus of 1.0-9.99 E+4 Pa to 1.0-9.99 E+9 Pa and a rubber hardness of 1 to 90, wherein a Knoop hardness can be 10 or more after polymerization.

Priority: JP19960326579 Applic. Date: 1996-12-06

Inventor: DEGUCHI MIKITO [JP]


Patent No.: US6138679A  Issued: 31/Oct/2000

Title: Method suitable for influencing the ingestion of food by humans via the mouth cavity

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 180686   Filing Date: 13/Nov/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/NL97/00256 Sec. 371 Date Nov. 13, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Nov. 13, 1998 PCT Filed May 6, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/42916 PCT Pub. Date Nov. 20, 1997A device suitable for influencing the ingestion of food via the mouth cavity of humans. The capacity of the mouth cavity is reduced with a view to reducing the body weight. This is accomplished by limiting the maximum degree to which the lower jaw can be opened.

Priority: NL19961003122 Applic. Date: 1996-05-15; WO1997NL00256 Applic. Date: 1997-05-06

Inventor: RENDERS JOHANNES BONEFATIO TH [NL]; LINDERS RENATUS WILHELMUS G [NL]


Patent No.: US6139188A  Issued: 31/Oct/2000

Title: Insulated transit bag

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 305776   Filing Date: 29/Apr/1999

Abstract:

The insulated transit bag is made from bubble-wrap material, bonded to aluminum foil. The material is doubled-over, folded, and heat welded to form sealed seams. The bag is used for transporting heat-sensitive medicines etc.

Priority:

Inventor: MARZANO DOMENICO [CA]


Patent No.: US6139320A  Issued: 31/Oct/2000

Title: Apparatus, method and expedient materials for ultrasonic preparation of human and animal hard or soft tissues and of dental or bone replacement materials as well as object obtained thereby

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 700543   Filing Date: 28/Aug/1996

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/EP95/00710 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 28, 1996 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 28, 1996 PCT Filed Feb. 27, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO95/22938 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 31, 1995For ultrasonic preparation of hard or soft tissues or of tissue replacement material a apparatus is proposed comprising a hand piece (10), which includes an ultrasonic vibration generator (16), an ultrasonics deflecting head (28) as well as a tool (36) carried by the output member of the deflecting head. An abrasive treatment medium (48) is supplied to the working region defined between the tool (36) and the material (66) to be prepared. Thus even in places, which are difficult to access, cavities can be produced in dental or bone tissue in a gentle and precise manner.

Priority: DE19944406323 Applic. Date: 1994-02-27; WO1995EP00710 Applic. Date: 1995-02-27

Inventor: HAHN RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US6139322A  Issued: 31/Oct/2000

Title: Denture

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 333727   Filing Date: 15/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A denture includes a tooth and denture base. The tooth includes an interpenetrating polymer network polymeric matrix and at least 0.1 percent by weight of self-lubricating particles having a particle size less than 500 microns effectively bonded to and distributed in the polymeric matrix. The denture has a bond strength between the tooth and the denture base of at least 4,480 psi.

Priority: AU19920018520 Applic. Date: 1992-06-23; EP19920111787 Applic. Date: 1992-07-10; JP19920185532 Applic. Date: 1992-07-13; US1995-447296 Applic. Date: 1995-05-22; US1992-979093 Applic. Date: 1992-11-19; CA19922072205 Applic. Date: 1992-06-24; US1991-729018 Applic. Date: 1991-07-12

Inventor: LIU ANDREW T C [US]


Patent No.: US6139820A  Issued: 31/Oct/2000

Title: Delivery system for dental agents

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 360998   Filing Date: 26/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Toothpaste and other dentifrices formulated to include a volume increasing agent (density reducing agent) in order to significantly increase the volume of the toothpaste at the time it is dispensed onto a toothbrush. The inventive dental compositions preferably include a substantial quantity of entrained or trapped air or other gas in order to reduce the density, and hence the weight, of toothpaste actually placed within a person's mouth. The result is a reduction in the amount of active ingredients introduced into a person's mouth that might be ingested. The entrained air or other gas can also increase the availability of the active ingredient since the foamed composition increases the dispersibility of the active ingredients within saliva. The net effect is that a person decreases the actual amount of toothpaste without decreasing the volume, or visual amount, of toothpaste dispensed on the toothbrush. The density-reduction effect can alternatively be provided by means of a lower density filler in addition to, or instead of, the entrained gas. Such fillers typically include trapped air or voids.

Priority: US1998-181103 Applic. Date: 1998-10-28; US1997-964502 Applic. Date: 1997-11-05

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; JENSEN STEVEN D [US]


Patent No.: US6139850A  Issued: 31/Oct/2000

Title: Formulations and methods for reducing skin irritation

Applicant/Assignee: COSMEDERM TECHNOLOGIES

Application No.: 860993   Filing Date: 23/Jun/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US95/16985 Sec. 371 Date Jun. 23, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Jun. 23, 1997 PCT Filed Dec. 21, 1995 PCT Pub. No. WO96/19184 PCT Pub. Date Jun. 27, 1996Composition and methods are provided for inhibiting skin irritation attributable to chemical irritants or environmental conditions, by the application of an anti-irritant amount of aqueous-soluble strontium cation.

Priority: US1994-362100 Applic. Date: 1994-12-21; WO1995US16985 Applic. Date: 1995-12-21

Inventor: HAHN GARY S [US]; THUESON DAVID O [US]


Patent No.: US6141852A  Issued: 07/Nov/2000

Title: Method for assembling photographic film and photographic film cassette

Applicant/Assignee: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD

Application No.: 924138   Filing Date: 05/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A photographic film cassette manufacturing apparatus, has a perforator for providing a long film with perforations and a cutter for cutting the long film into individual filmstrips to be contained in the film cassette driven synchronously with transport of the long film. A magnetic recording head for recording data on a magnetic recording layer of the long film is driven in synchronism with the perforator and the cutter. The long film is transported in a first direction before being cut into the individual filmstrips. In cooperation with the cutting, a trailing end of the individual filmstrip in the first direction is moved in a direction which is reverse to the first direction to secure the trailing end to the spool. A cassette shell consisting of a pair of shell halves is temporarily assembled by mating the shell halves together while containing a spool inside the shell halves, and thereafter opened to an extent that confining elements still confine the position of flanges of the spool. The trailing end of the filmstrip is inserted into the opened cassette shell and secured to the spool.

Priority: JP19920206653 Applic. Date: 1992-08-03; JP19920272987 Applic. Date: 1992-10-12; JP19920326982 Applic. Date: 1992-12-07; US1995-542715 Applic. Date: 1995-10-13; US1993-100966 Applic. Date: 1993-08-03

Inventor: SHIMIZU MAKOTO [JP]; ESAKI TOSHIRO [JP]; SHIBATA TADAYOSHI [JP]; TAKAHASHI KOICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6142170A  Issued: 07/Nov/2000

Title: Apparatus and method for dispensing disinfectant compositions for disinfecting water systems and lines

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 47550   Filing Date: 25/Mar/1998

Abstract:

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an asepsis dispenser apparatus for dispensing disinfectant solutions for cleansing and decontaminating the contaminated surfaces of dental, food and medical equipment, which equipment is connected to a water source by a water inlet line. The asepsis dispenser apparatus includes a housing having an interior compartment for holding in place first and second storage canisters, containing a first disinfectant composition and a second disinfectant composition. The asepsis dispenser apparatus further includes a two-way solenoid valve connected to both of the first and second storage canisters, and a three-way solenoid valve connected to the three-way solenoid valve, wherein the three-way solenoid valve is for controlling the water source supplied to the water inlet line which is connected to the dental, food or medical equipment. In addition, the asepsis dispenser apparatus includes a programmable timing controller device for opening and closing the solenoid valves in order to control the first and second storage canisters for supplying the first disinfectant composition or the second disinfectant composition to the contaminated surfaces

and a 9 volt battery power supply for supplying electrical power to both solenoid valves and to the programmable timing controller device.

Priority:

Inventor: BELFER WILLIAM A [US]; PETILLO PHILLIP J [US]


Patent No.: US6142694A  Issued: 07/Nov/2000

Title: Toothbrush with reservoir for dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 445505   Filing Date: 09/Dec/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/IL98/00264 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 9, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 9, 1999 PCT Filed Jun. 7, 1998 PCT Pub. No. WO98/56277 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 17, 1998A disposable toothbrush with a built-in reservoir (2) for dentifrice including a piston (18), a cord (16), and a rotatable spindle (21) for forcing the dentifrice from the storage compartment through a conduit (7) in the neck portion (6) to the bristles (10) in a controlled manner.

Priority: GB19970012137 Applic. Date: 1997-06-12; WO1998IL00264 Applic. Date: 1998-06-07

Inventor: RIVLIN EITAN [IL]; GOLDSTEIN YONATAN [IL]


Patent No.: US6143277A  Issued: 07/Nov/2000

Title: Metered dose inhaler for salmeterol

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO WELLCOME INC GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 770533   Filing Date: 19/Dec/1996

Abstract:

A metered dose inhaler having part or all of its internal metallic surfaces coated with one or more fluorocarbon polymers, in combination with one or more non-fluorocarbon polymers, for dispensing an inhalation drug formulation comprising salmeterol, or a salt thereof, and a fluorocarbon propellant, optionally in combination with one or more other pharmacologically active agents and one or more excipients.

Priority: US1996-583332 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; US1995-422370 Applic. Date: 1995-04-14

Inventor: ASHURST IAN C [GB]; HERMAN CRAIG S [US]; LI LI [US]; RIEBE MICHAEL T [US]; BRITTO IGNATIUS LOY [US]


Patent No.: US6143330A  Issued: 07/Nov/2000

Title: Compositions for inhibiting dental caries and/or middle ear infections and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 68393   Filing Date: 24/Aug/1998

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FI96/00610 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 24, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 24, 1998 PCT Filed Nov. 11, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/17089 PCT Pub. Date May 15, 1997Compositions for treating or preventing dental caries and/or middle ear infections. These compositions comprise antibodies to dental caries and/or antibodies to bacteria causing middles ear infections and/or an agent preventing the adhesion, accumulation or reporduction of the pathogens of tooth or middle ear. The preferred agent is xylitol. Methods for using these compositions are also included.

Priority: FI19950005389 Applic. Date: 1995-11-09; WO1996FI00610 Applic. Date: 1996-11-11

Inventor: AALTONEN ANTTI SAKARI [FI]; SUHONEN JOUKO [US]


Patent No.: US6145359A  Issued: 14/Nov/2000

Title: Device for forming cutting blade for prints

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 355495   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/KR98/00155 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 28, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 28, 1999 PCT Filed Jun. 11, 1998 PCT Pub. No. WO99/64183 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 16, 1999A device for forming a cutting blade for prints is disclosed. The device of this invention forms cutting blades by appropriately bending and cutting a metal strip into desired blades through integrated work regardless of a difference in the size of metal strips. The device is also provided with changeable jigs, thus being capable of forming bridge notches having different intervals, widths and configurations. The device has one vertically movable bending pin and one swing cutter. The bending pin is capable of quickly bending a metal strip into a desired configuration, while the swing cutter finely and precisely cuts the metal strip into cutting blades. The device also quickly produces high precision cutting blades, thus improving productivity and reducing the cost of the cutting blades.

Priority: WO1998KR00155 Applic. Date: 1998-06-11

Inventor: PARK HONG SOON [KR]


Patent No.: US6145516A  Issued: 14/Nov/2000

Title: Dental hygiene article

Applicant/Assignee: GILLETTE CANADA INC

Application No.: 298290   Filing Date: 23/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A dental hygiene article, including a dental floss, and a microcapsule associated with a portion of the floss. The microcapsule includes a pigment encapsulated within the microcapsule for changing the color of a portion of the floss associated with the microcapsule upon rupture of the microcapsule as an indication of use or release of an active agent.

Priority: US1996-772891 Applic. Date: 1996-12-24

Inventor: GUAY GORDON G [US]; SPENCER JEAN L [US]; DUFF RONALD R [US]


Patent No.: US6145788A  Issued: 14/Nov/2000

Title: Drogue assembly for in-flight refueling

Applicant/Assignee: FLIGHT REFUELING LIMITED

Application No.: 450336   Filing Date: 29/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A drogue assembly (10) for in flight refueling includes a circumferenal array of triangular support arms which carry a drogue parachute (29) which extends circumferentially around their shorter sides. Each support arm is pivoted and mounted on a pivot pin (19) at its apex for pivotal movement in a radial direction. At least alternate ones of the support arms carry leaf springs which extend into pockets (51) formed in the drogue parachute (29). The leaf springs act on the drogue parachute (29) in opposition to air pressure loading on it in flight so that it tends to increase the chord angle of the drogue parachute (29) from the leading edge. Hence the effective area of the drogue parachute in flight is varied automatically above a certain predetermined minimum which depends on the dimensions of the trailing edge so it is reduced as air speed is increased and vice versa.

Priority: GB19970010879 Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; WO1998GB01535 Applic. Date: 1998-05-27

Inventor: MOUSKIS CHRISTOPHER [GB]; EDMONDSON BRYAN JOHN [GB]


Patent No.: US6146136A  Issued: 14/Nov/2000

Title: Self-cleaning dental suction device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 267282   Filing Date: 12/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Self-cleaning dental suction device comprising a collection tank having an inlet pipe oriented at a downward angle that intersects an interior wall of the tank in a manner to provide a self-cleaning swirling action of liquid waste and solid debris on the interior wall of the tank, a motor operably associated with the collection tank for generating a relative vacuum therein, and a drainage valve communicated to the collection tank for draining the contents of the collection tank. The tank vacuum is discontinued when the tank liquid level reaches a maximum level by a float valve closing off communication between the motor and the collection tank or when the vacuum motor is de-energized.

Priority:

Inventor: TENNISWOOD JAMES R [US]


Patent No.: US6147136A  Issued: 14/Nov/2000

Title: Dental compositions based on ROMP oligomers and polymers

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 162454   Filing Date: 29/Sep/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to dental compositions containing (a) 5 to 70 wt. %, relative to (a)+(b)+(d), of oligomers and/or polymers, (b) 0 to 95 wt. %, relative to (a)+(b)+(d), of fillers, (c) 0.1 to 3 wt. %, relative to (a), of at least one initiator or one initiator system, (d) 0 to 95 wt. %, relative to (a)+(b)+(d), of the usual adjuncts, including pigments, radiopaque additives and/or thixotropy auxiliaries, characterized in that 5 to 100 wt. % of component (a) comprises oligomers or polymers with the general formula or The dental compositions are suitable for producing filling materials, fixing cements, inlays, onlays, veneers, temporary crown and bridge materials, dentistry and impression materials. In compositions with radical curing, slight volume shrinkage occurs during curing, whereas in cement compositions, better mechanical properties are obtained.

Priority: DE19971042980 Applic. Date: 1997-09-29

Inventor: BISSINGER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6147137A  Issued: 14/Nov/2000

Title: Dental primer and adhesive

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 151131   Filing Date: 10/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A primer/bonding composition for dental restorations comprising a photoinitiator system and a monomer system consisting essentially of at least one polymerizable acidic component and at least one hydrophilic monomer. The presence of a high viscosity monomer such as Bis-GMA is not required. The composition has excellent bonding properties, and is shelf-stable for at least about one year when stored in one container.

Priority:

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US6148587A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Bag with an access hole in one panel

Applicant/Assignee: CRYOVAC, INC

Application No.: 116629   Filing Date: 16/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A bag includes a first panel with at least one access hole in it, and a second panel without a hole corresponding to the at least one hole of the first panel. Preferably, two holes are present, preferably near the bag mouth. The panels are substantially equal in length. The bag can be easily opened by described bag opening means, without the need for vacuum or air to open the bag. The bag can be used in conjuction with otherwise conventional taped bag systems. A metod of making the bag, a bag opening system, a method of opening the bag, and a packaging system are also disclosed.

Priority: US1995-522053 Applic. Date: 1995-08-31

Inventor: MCDONALD GREGORY E [US]; MOEHLENBROCK ANDREW W [US]; CARSON JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6148830A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Tear resistant, multiblock copolymer gels and articles

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED ELASTOMERICS, INC

Application No.: 719817   Filing Date: 30/Sep/1996

Abstract:

Novel gels and articles are formed from an intimate melt blend admixture of one or more of a linear or star-shaped multiblock copolymers having two or more midblock polymer chains and high levels of a plasticizing oil. The gels can be transparent and have a novel combination of properties including unexpectedly high elongation and tensile strength and excellent shape retention after extreme deformation under high velocity impact and stress conditions. The gels of this invention are extremely soft, flexible, and have elastic memory, characterized by a gel rigidity of from about less than 2 gram to about 1,800 gram Bloom and higher. These and other properties are particularly essential for the gels to have utility as composites, toys, therapeutic hand excercising grips, electrical and electronic encapsulation, shock absorbers, acoustical isolators, components for cushions, medical, sports medical, and many other uses. The gels are characterized by a rigidity of about 350 grams to about 1,800 gram Bloom, a tear resistance of at least about 1 Kg/cm, and strands of the gel are capable of flossing at least ten cycles without completely breaking apart as tested under fully contacting surfaces under a uniform spring load of 0.9027 Kg.

Priority: US1996-665343 Applic. Date: 1996-06-17; US1996-612586 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08; US1995-581125 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581191 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581188 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1994-288690 Applic. Date: 1994-08-11; WO1994US07314 Applic. Date: 1994-06-27; WO1994US04278 Applic. Date: 1994-04-19

Inventor: CHEN JOHN Y [US]


Patent No.: US6148992A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Lens case for contact lens disinfecting

Applicant/Assignee: ATRION MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 850647   Filing Date: 02/May/1997

Abstract:

A contact lens case includes a cup adapted to receive a quantity of disinfecting or cleaning solution and a cap removably closing the opening mouth of the cup. A lens support structure is associated with the cap and holds a pair of lenses within the cup. The lens support structure includes a base plate which supports one of a pair of the lenses on each side thereof and basket means pivotally connected to the base plate for enclosing the lenses in overlying position and maintaining the lenses on the base plate. A latch structure releasably maintains the basket means in the overlying position, and includes a flexible, integral extension peripherally formed on each basket means and is releasably retained in the overlying position by snap-fit against the hook member laterally projecting from the base plate. Preferably, a pair of the flexible extensions are formed as vertically aligned and thinned notches on opposing edges of each basket, which are snap-fit against a corresponding pair of hooks formed on each side of the base plate. The latches for each basket are paired to prevent any slippage of the lens from the correctly centered position on the base plate which could lead to pinching of the lens during snap-fit opening or closing of the respective basket.

Priority: US1995-565641 Applic. Date: 1995-11-29; US19940025429F Applic. Date: 1994-07-01; US19930009753F Applic. Date: 1993-06-18; US1993-013812 Applic. Date: 1993-02-02

Inventor: KANNER ROWLAND W [US]; LISAK STEPHEN P [US]


Patent No.: US6149211A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Inclusion of tooth whitening oxidation chemistries into slow releasing food products

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 28330   Filing Date: 24/Feb/1998

Abstract:

A solid tooth whitening composition in the form a table, gum, candy, or the like, is formed by combining carbamide peroxide with a non-hygroscopic sweetener base that comprises the hydrogenation product of isomaltulose. The composition may be stored for several weeks without detectable decomposition the carbamide peroxide to urea.

Priority: US1995-571133 Applic. Date: 1995-12-12

Inventor: LOSEE PAUL [US]; AUSTIN F RICHARD [US]; AUSTIN BLAINE D [US]


Patent No.: US6149426A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Dental impression modeling method and apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 206731   Filing Date: 07/Dec/1998

Abstract:

An apparatus and associated method for accurately producing an accurate impression of a patient's teeth. The apparatus includes an improved impression tray assembly that more accurately models the teeth. The impression tray includes a segment of curable material having a top edge, a bottom edge, a face surface and a rear surface, wherein the face surface and the rear surface extend between the top edge and the bottom edge. The impression tray also includes a base plate having a peripheral edge and a groove disposed in the base plate proximate a section of the peripheral edge. The groove is adapted to receive the bottom edge of segment of curable material, thereby supporting the segment of curable material as a vertical wall. The combination of the base plate and the vertical wall of curable material produces an impression tray. The impression tray is filled with impression material and placed in the mouth. As a patient bites into the impression material, the vertical wall curable material can be molded to the contours of the teeth and gums. Once cured, the impression tray and impression material create a highly accurate impression that can be used to better model prosthetics.

Priority:

Inventor: SINGER GARY H [US]; GOTTEHRER NEIL [US]


Patent No.: US6149572A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Continuous centrifugal separator of heavier particulate materials from light particulate materials in a slurry

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 120135   Filing Date: 22/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A centrifuge bowl for separating heavier particles from lighter particles and water comprises a first conical bowl wall leading to a pair of annular recesses at actually spaced positions. Each recess is generally re-shaped with an upper side wall, a lower side wall and a base. The base contains a plurality of angularly spaced discharge ducts each having a mouth projecting through the base into the interior of the bowl for collecting the heavier particles. A pinch valve is formed as an integral assembly with the mouth and duct and is mounted within a housing carried within the wall of the bowl. The housing, valve and duct can therefore be removed as a separate assembly by pulling from a chamber within the wall of the bowl. A compression fluid supply duct passes through the wall to communicate with the chamber. Each recess includes injection openings in the upper and lower side walls of the recess arranged to inject fluidizing water in a direction generally parallel to the base and across the mouth of each discharge duct. The injection openings are inclined so as to tend to direct the water around the recess.

Priority:

Inventor: KNELSON BENJAMIN [CA]


Patent No.: US6149892A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Metered dose inhaler for beclomethasone dipropionate

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXOWELLCOME, INC

Application No.: 945141   Filing Date: 14/Oct/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/05009 Sec. 371 Date Apr. 14, 1995 Sec. 102(e) Date Apr. 14, 1995 PCT Filed Apr. 11, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO96/32345 PCT Pub. Date Oct. 17, 1996A metered dose inhaler having part or all of its internal surfaces coated with one or more fluorocarbon polymers, optionally in combination with one or more non-fluorocarbon polymers, for dispensing an inhalation drug formulation comprising beclomethasone dipropionate or a physiologically acceptable solvate thereof, and a fluorocarbon propellant, optionally in combination with one or more other pharmacologically active agents or one or more excipients.

Priority: WO1996US05009 Applic. Date: 1996-04-11; US1995-422280 Applic. Date: 1995-04-14

Inventor: BRITTO IGNATIUS LOY [US]


Patent No.: US6149893A  Issued: 21/Nov/2000

Title: Pharmaceutical compositions containing calcitonin in a spray dosing feeder for intranasal administration

Applicant/Assignee: ALFA WASSERMANN S.P.A

Application No.: 259728   Filing Date: 01/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Pharmaceutical compositions for intranasal administration containing in a spray dosing feeder calcitonin dissolved in a substantially physiological solution of sodium chloride adjusted to a pH between 3.5 and 4.5 with citrate buffer and hydrochloric acid without any preservative are the object of the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: MARDENTE SALVATORE [IT]; ROTINI LEONE GABRIELE [IT]


Patent No.: US6152331A  Issued: 28/Nov/2000

Title: Bilge cleaner dispenser

Applicant/Assignee: CREW CLEANER, INC

Application No.: 272073   Filing Date: 18/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A bilge cleaner dispenser and method of dispensing liquid bilge cleaner is provided that continuously dispenses a preselected amount of bilge cleaner over time into a bilge. A flow regulator is attached to the standard external threads of the mouth opening of a conventional container of bilge cleaner such that when the container is turned in an orientation that allows liquid flow by gravity, the liquid bilge cleaner drips out of the flow regulator into the bilge at a predetermined rate over time. The conventional container of liquid bilge cleaner is removably attached to a rigid support member. The support member is attachable to a rigid frame such as a suitable location of a boat, and maintains the container of bilge cleaner in an orientation such that the bilge cleaner drips out of the flow regulator directly into the boat's bilge at a predetermined rate.

Priority: US19980078776P Applic. Date: 1998-03-19

Inventor: CLEMENT PIERRE [CA]


Patent No.: US6153631A  Issued: 28/Nov/2000

Title: Compositions and methods for treating bone deficit conditions

Applicant/Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS, INC

Application No.: 806768   Filing Date: 26/Feb/1997

Abstract:

Compounds containing two aromatic systems covalently linked through a linker containing one or more atoms, or "linker" defined as including a covalent bond per se so as to space the aromatic systems at a distance 1.5-15 ANGSTROM , are effective in treating conditions associated with bone deficits. The compounds can be administered to vertebrate subjects alone or in combination with additional agents that promote bone growth or that inhibit bone resorption. They can be screened for activity prior to administration by assessing their ability to effect the transcription of a reporter gene coupled to a promoter associated with a bone morphogenetic protein and/or their ability to stimulate calvarial growth in model animal systems.

Priority: US1996-736221 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23

Inventor: PETRIE CHARLES [US]; ORME MARK W [US]; BAINDUR NAND [US]; ROBBINS KIRK G [US]; MUNDY GREGORY R [US]


Patent No.: US6155824A  Issued: 05/Dec/2000

Title: Apparatus and method for cleaning teeth

Applicant/Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERS

Application No.: 280144   Filing Date: 26/Mar/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus designed to clean surfaces and to recycle the cleaning solution including a hand-holdable housing, a tube having a lumen through which cleaning solution may be impelled, a pump for both impelling and urging solution back through a return path. Piston-based, in particular a ganged pump using a stepped piston, as well as membrane-based pumps are disclosed. Methods of cleaning surfaces using such apparatuses as well as a system for periodically cleaning a plurality of surfaces are disclosed as additional embodiments.

Priority: US19980079502P Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: KAMEN DEAN L [US]; GRAY LARRY B [US]


Patent No.: US6155830A  Issued: 05/Dec/2000

Title: Dental restorations

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 190475   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A dental restoration comprising a porcelain composition, comprising a glassy matrix and leucite crystallites embedded therein, and having maturing temperatures in the range from about 680 DEG C. to about 870 DEG C. and CTEs in the range from about 12 to about 15, more preferably in the range from about 12.5 to about 14.5, and most preferably in the range from about 13.1 to about 14.5x10-6/ DEG C. (measured from 25 DEG C. to 470 DEG C.). The porcelain is used in combination with a ceramic core or metal framework. The ceramic core comprises cubic leucite and exhibits maturing temperatures less than about 1200 DEG C. and CTEs in the range of about 12.5 to about 15.0x10-6/ DEG C. (measured from 25 DEG C. to 500 DEG C.).

Priority: US1998-133582 Applic. Date: 1998-08-13; US19980091527P Applic. Date: 1998-07-02; US19980088866P Applic. Date: 1998-06-11; US19980077555P Applic. Date: 1998-03-11; US19980077378P Applic. Date: 1998-03-10

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]; PRUDEN JANA [US]; KAISER LISA M [US]; BRIGHTLY RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6156293A  Issued: 05/Dec/2000

Title: Moistening preparation

Applicant/Assignee: FINNFEDDS FINLAND LTD

Application No.: 341106   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/FI98/00008 Sec. 371 Date Aug. 26, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Aug. 26, 1999 PCT Filed Jan. 2, 1998 PCT Pub. No. WO98/29090 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 9, 1998The present invention relates to preparations alleviating the symptoms caused by drying of the mucous membranes of the body. The preparations contain trimethylglycine as an active agent. The invention also relates to the use of trimethylglycine as an agent alleviating the symptoms of dry mucous membranes in different preparations intended for the body care and hygiene, and to a method of alleviating the symptoms, caused by drying, appearing on the mucous membranes of the body.

Priority: FI19970000038 Applic. Date: 1997-01-03; WO1998FI00008 Applic. Date: 1998-01-02

Inventor: JUTILA KIRSTI [FI]; TENOVUO JORMA [FI]; SOEDERLING EVA [FI]


Patent No.: US6157298A  Issued: 05/Dec/2000

Title: Safety helmet with directional and break signals having AM/FM and two-way communication capability

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 369128   Filing Date: 05/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A one or two-piece safety helmet to be used while biking, skating, rollerblading or while performing other recreational activities using non-motorized vehicles, wherein in one configuration, the helmet is comprised of an inner and outer shell secured together via VELCRO TM or snaps, wherein both shells meet appropriate helmet safety standards. The helmet features a chin-strap, directional signals, a break light, an AM/FM radio, and two-way communication capabilities. The directional signals and break light allows a user to warn others when the user is turning or slowing down. Pre-recorded warning messages in the form of a voice message or a warning signal may be stored on a chip embedded within a electronics module situated in the rear of the outer shell of the helmet. The messages or warning signals alert the user when the chin-strap is not secured or the helmet is not being properly used. Illumination means, via the use of a headlight, are provided on the front portion of the helmet's outer shell to provide illumination in the user's field of vision. A two-way communication system and AM/FM capabilities are features of the helmet which allow the user to converse with others or enjoy audio entertainment.

Priority:

Inventor: GARFINKEL MITCHELL D [US]; BART PHIL [US]


Patent No.: US6159011A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Process for producing a titanium-ceramic adhesive composite system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 202744   Filing Date: 27/Jan/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/DE97/01343 Sec. 371 Date Jan. 27, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Jan. 27, 1999 PCT Filed Jun. 19, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/48835 PCT Pub. Date Dec. 24, 1997The invention relates to a process for producing a titanium and ceramic adhesive composite system, and a titanium and ceramic adhesive system produced therefrom. The system can be used to improve the adhesive of ceramics, intended for pure titanium or titanium alloys, to a structure consisting of pure titanium or a titanium alloy. The improvement is attained in that silicon ions (4) are inserted into the surface (1) of a structure consisting of pure titanium or a titanium alloy by ion implantation with ion beams (3) between the atoms (5) of the titanium or the atoms (5) of the titanium alloy. The silicon ions form a titanium and silicon layer (2) in the surface (1) of the structure in the penetration layer of the ion implantation, on which titanium and silicon layer crystalline, non -metallic inorganic materials are applied, and an adhesive composite is produced with said materials.

Priority: DE19961026440 Applic. Date: 1996-06-20; WO1997DE01343 Applic. Date: 1997-06-19

Inventor: MOORMANN ANDREAS [DE]; WEHNERT LOTHAR [DE]


Patent No.: US6159012A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Process for treating hard tissues

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 387449   Filing Date: 01/Sep/1999

Abstract:

In a first aspect, a method for treating hard tissue that includes: (a) applying to hard tissue a composition that includes a cationically active functional group, a free radically active functional group, and a polymerization initiator capable of initiating free radical polymerization, where the number of moles of cationically active functional groups per gram of composition is no greater than about 0.0075

and (b) exposing the composition to polymerization conditions to form an adhesive bonded to the hard tissue. In a second aspect, a method for treating hard tissue that includes: (a) applying to hard tissue a first polymerizable composition that includes a free radically active functional group and a polymerization initiator capable of initiating free radical polymerization, but is essentially free of polymerizable components having cationically active functional groups and is capable of forming an adhesive bonded to the hard tissue upon exposure to polymerization conditions

(b) applying a second polymerizable composition

and (c) exposing the second composition to polymerization conditions to form a hardened composition adhered to the hard tissue. The second composition includes (i) a cationically active functional group and (ii) an polymerization initiator capable of initiating cationic polymerization.

Priority: US1998-005885 Applic. Date: 1998-01-12

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; BUI HOA T [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]


Patent No.: US6159446A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: High moisture toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee: FMC CORPORATION

Application No.: 71947   Filing Date: 04/May/1998

Abstract:

A stable, high moisture toothpaste has now been developed that comprises a carrageenan binder that is at least 70% iota carrageenan, a calcium based-polishing agent, humectant, surfactant, water and optional additives and therapeutic actives used in dentrifice compositions. The calcium-based agent is present at a weight percent concentration in the range of about 35 to 50, the water is about 35 to 50%, the humectant is about 5 to 15%, the carrageenan is about 0.5 to 0.85%, and the surfactant is about 0.5 to 5%. The high moisture, low cost toothpaste that is provided has favorable physical properties such as good viscosity and stability without the need for additional binder which is optional.

Priority: WO1998US04341 Applic. Date: 1998-03-06

Inventor: RANDIVE VINAYAK BHALCHANDRA [IN]; GADKARI VIJAY KAMALAKANT [IN]


Patent No.: US6159447A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Compositions for controlling bacterial colonization

Applicant/Assignee: PHARMACAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 249674   Filing Date: 12/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A composition for controlling bacterial growth/colonization is provided. The composition comprises a selected enzyme, a selected anchor molecule coupled to the enzyme to form an enzyme-anchor complex, with the anchor being capable of attaching to a substrate proximal to a bacterial colony. The attachment to the substrate permits prolonged retention time of the enzyme-anchor complex where the bacterial colony is present to increase the effectiveness of the complex. The invention is also for a method of controlling colonization of bacterial plaque in the oral cavity, as well as a method of forming a composition for controlling the proliferation of bacterial colonies in the oral cavity.

Priority: US1997-951393 Applic. Date: 1997-10-16

Inventor: BUDNY JOHN A [US]; BUDNY MATTHEW J [US]


Patent No.: US6159448A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Products and methods for the remineralization and prevention of demineralization of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ENAMELON, INC

Application No.: 722457   Filing Date: 27/Sep/1996

Abstract:

Improved one-part and two-part liquid products such as, e.g., mouthwashes, mouthrinses, toothpastes, gels and the like, for remineralizing subsurface lesions and/or mineralizing exposed dentin tubules in teeth contain a cationic component, an anionic component and a separating means for separating the cationic and anionic components. The anionic component contains water-soluble phosphate and fluoride salts, while the cationic component contains at least one partially water-soluble calcium salt and preferably at least one water-soluble salt of a divalent metal other than calcium. The tooth is treated with a mixed aqueous composition formed by mixing the cationic and anionic components with water and/or saliva. The mixed aqueous composition has a pH of from about 4.0 to about 10.0 and, in addition to dissolved calcium cations and dissolved phosphate and fluoride anions, contains a quantity of undissolved calcium salt. The use of the partially water-soluble calcium salt delays precipitation of the cations and anions in the aqueous composition until after the ions have diffused through the tooth surface to the subsurface and/or dentin so as to effect remineralization and/or mineralization, respectively.

Priority:

Inventor: WINSTON ANTHONY E [US]; USEN NORMAN [US]


Patent No.: US6159449A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Dentifrice products and methods for remineralizing and/or mineralizing teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ENAMELON, INC

Application No.: 832827   Filing Date: 03/Apr/1997

Abstract:

A dentifrice product substantially free of water-soluble inorganic orthophosphates and capable of remineralizing subsurface lesions and/or mineralizing exposed dentinal tubules in teeth, contains (A) a discrete cationic part containing at least one water-soluble and/or partially water-soluble calcium compound and a fluoride-protecting amount of at least one water-soluble and/or partially water-soluble magnesium compound, and (B) a discrete anionic part containing at least one water-soluble fluoride compound. The cationic and anionic parts are disposed separate from one another in the product and are simultaneously releasable from the product. The cationic and anionic parts each have a pH in water such that a mixed aqueous composition formed by mixing the cationic and anionic parts with (i) saliva or (ii) water and saliva has a pH of from about 4.0 to about 10.0. The mixed aqueous composition simultaneously applies the cationic and anionic parts to the tooth surfaces being treated. Dentifrice products containing a minor amount of at least one water-soluble inorganic orthophosphate compound in the anionic part and dentifrice products which are substantially devoid of water-soluble inorganic orthophosphate compounds but which may contain a substantially water-insoluble phosphate compound, e.g., as an abrasive and/or polishing agent, are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: WINSTON ANTHONY E [US]; USEN NORMAN [US]


Patent No.: US6159459A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Oral lubricating composition

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 432484   Filing Date: 01/May/1995

Abstract:

An oral lubricant having particular usefulness for alleviating the symptoms of xerostomia based on a beta-glucan polymer in an orally acceptable carrier or vehicle.

Priority:

Inventor: HUNTER CATHERINE M [US]; GAFFAR ABDUL [US]; MORDARSKI THERESA D [US]


Patent No.: US6159508A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Xylitol-containing non-human foodstuff and method

Applicant/Assignee: ADORE-A-PET, LTD

Application No.: 346822   Filing Date: 02/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A pet foodstuff and treatment method for reducing the incidence of dental canes in non-human animals is provided. The treatment method includes orally administering the xylitol by allowing the pet to consume the xylitol containing foodstuff in an effective amount. The pet foodstuff is composed of an effective amount of xylitol and an edible pet food. The xylitol may be present as a coating or in bulk.

Priority: US1996-767001 Applic. Date: 1996-12-19

Inventor: WOLF PHYLLIS [US]; PELDYAK JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6159509A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Method of making chewing gum products containing perillartine

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 297427   Filing Date: 28/Apr/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US96/17227 Sec. 371 Date Apr. 28, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Apr. 28, 1999 PCT Filed Oct. 28, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO98/18340 PCT Pub. Date May 7, 1998A quantity of about 50 to 5,000 ppm of perillartine is added to chewing gum to provide a chewing gum having improved sweetness and prolonged sweetness duration. The perillartine also provides unexpected oral trigeminal effects such as tingling, numbing, mouth coating and cooling/warming sensations that last throughout the entire chewing period.

Priority: WO1996US17227 Applic. Date: 1996-10-28

Inventor: JOHNSON SONYA S [US]; YATKA ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US6159955A  Issued: 12/Dec/2000

Title: Use of hyaluronic acid and a NSAID for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of mucosal diseases

Applicant/Assignee: SKYEPHARMA PLC

Application No.: 981602   Filing Date: 24/Dec/1997

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/CA96/00488 Sec. 371 Date Dec. 24, 1997 Sec. 102(e) Date Dec. 24, 1997 PCT Filed Jul. 18, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/03699 PCT Pub. Date Feb. 6, 1997The use of an effective amount of a composition comprising an N.S.A.I.D. and a form of hyaluronic acid selected from hyaluronic acid, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, fragments thereof and/or subunits thereof for mucous membrane trauma, disease, and/or pain relief.

Priority: CA19952154103 Applic. Date: 1995-07-18; WO1996CA00488 Applic. Date: 1996-07-18

Inventor: ASCULAI SAMUEL S [CA]; FALK RUDOLF E [CA]; RUSSELL ALAN L [CA]


Patent No.: US6161555A  Issued: 19/Dec/2000

Title: Crystal gels useful as dental floss with improved high tear, high tensile, and resistance to high stress rupture properties

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED ELASTOMERICS, INC

Application No.: 230940   Filing Date: 03/Feb/1999

Abstract:

PCT No. PCT/US97/17534 Sec. 371 Date Feb. 3, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Feb. 3, 1999 PCT Filed Sep. 30, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO98/14133 PCT Pub. Date Apr. 9, 1998A novel dental floss and gum massager made in the form of a strand, a tape or a sheet of polymeric material, said sheet having selectively positioned multiple sized holes for inserting though and holding by the fingers of the hands. The floss provides substantially very little constriction of blood flow surrounding the fingers as the floss is held taught and the peripheral edge of the floss is being manipulated and worked by the gripping, pulling, pushing, deforming, and guilding back and forth actions of the fingers during massaging of the gums and flossing of the teeth.

Priority: US1996-719817 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30; US1996-665343 Applic. Date: 1996-06-17; US1996-612586 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08; US1995-581125 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581191 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581188 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1994-288690 Applic. Date: 1994-08-11; WO1994US07314 Applic. Date: 1994-06-27; WO1994US04278 Applic. Date: 1994-04-19; WO1997US17534 Applic. Date: 1997-09-30

Inventor: CHEN JOHN YOUNG-FU [US]


Patent No.: US6161558A  Issued: 19/Dec/2000

Title: Portable clean-in-place system for batch processing equipment

Applicant/Assignee: ELECTROL SPECIALTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 199999   Filing Date: 25/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A portable clean-in-place apparatus for a batch processing system. The present invention provides a clean-in-place system on a movable frame adapted to move about a batch processing facility such as a dairy, brewery, pharmaceutical plant, or the like, and clean any or all portions of the batch processing system. Since the CIP system is provided on a movable frame, it can be moved without requiring fixed piping to and from the batch processing line, and since it is relatively small in dimension, it can fit through a standard size doorway to facilitate storage. Moreover, through appropriately sizing and orienting the equipment the apparatus is not only kept relatively small, but can be manufactured at a relatively low cost as well.

Priority:

Inventor: FRANKS JOHN W [US]; SEIBERLING DALE A [US]


Patent No.: US6162418A  Issued: 19/Dec/2000

Title: Non-stringy toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee: FMC CORPORATION

Application No.: 71945   Filing Date: 04/May/1998

Abstract:

Described herein is a toothpaste composition which comprises an orally acceptable vehicle, a polishing agent, a surface active agent and a binder, the binder containing kappa carrageenan and a cellulose gum, the percent by weight concentration of binder being in the range of about 0.30 to 0.80%, and the ratio of kappa carrageenan to cellulose gum being in the range of about 25:75 to 75:25. A preferred concentration of binder is in the range of about 0.45 to 0.65 and a preferred ratio of kappa carrageenan to cellulose gum is in the range of about 55:45 to 75:25. The toothpaste is surprisingly non-stringy, exhibits good consistency, transparency and physical stability.

Priority: WO1998US04342 Applic. Date: 1998-03-06

Inventor: RANDIVE VINAYAK BHALCHANDRA [IN]; GADKARI VIJAY KAMALAKANT [IN]


Patent No.: US6162447A  Issued: 19/Dec/2000

Title: Microstructured compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 71644   Filing Date: 01/May/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides a microstructured cosmetic composition comprising: A) a cosmetically acceptable oil phase which is dispersed in

B) an aqueous phase comprising 0.05 to 3.0, preferably 0.2 to 1.0% by weight, based on the weight of the total composition, of a beta -1,3-glucan having a mean molecular weight within the range of from 1x106 to 12x106, preferably from 2x106 to 10x106

the oil phase A) in the microstructured cosmetic composition having a mean particle size within the range of from 0.05 to 1000 microns.

Priority: GB19970008909 Applic. Date: 1997-05-02; GB19970014103 Applic. Date: 1997-07-04

Inventor: FANKHAUSER PETER [CH]; TRABER RAINER HANS [CH]; HUEGLIN DIETMAR [DE]; MAIER THOMAS [DE]; LUTHER HELMUT [DE]; STEHLIN ALBERT [FR]


Patent No.: US6164583A  Issued: 26/Dec/2000

Title: Method and a unit for feeding a strip of sheet material

Applicant/Assignee: G.D S.P.A

Application No.: 286423   Filing Date: 06/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A strip of sheet wrapping material fed to a user device is decoiled from a roll at an upstream station and then drawn by a vacuum into an equalizing chamber, internally of which it forms a running loop. The length of the loop is measured continuously by an analog sensing device operating in conjunction with at least one bistable pressure sensor, located at a given height inside the chamber, so as to establish a range of variation outside of which the measurement is ignored

thus, the length of the loop can be monitored accurately by the analog sensor within the selected range of variation, and maintained within this same range by the action of the pressure sensor.

Priority: IT1998BO00232 Applic. Date: 1998-04-08

Inventor: SPATAFORA MARIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6164809A  Issued: 26/Dec/2000

Title: Counter-flow asphalt plant with independently rotatable dryer and mixer

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 201687   Filing Date: 30/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A counter-flow asphalt plant with a separately controlled and operated dryer 50 and mixer 52 in which virgin aggregate, recycle material and liquid asphalt are mixed to produce an asphaltic composition. The dryer 50 is rotated by a variable dryer drive 58 about a central longitudinal dryer axis disposed at a dryer angle of declination. Within the dryer 50, aggregates are dried and heated by heat radiation and a hot gas stream generated at a burner head 112 of a combustion assembly 106 positioned inside the downstream end of the dryer 50. The downstream end of the dryer 50 is inserted within the first end of the mixer 52 for delivery of the heated aggregate. The mixer 52 is carried on a tiltable frame 54 and is rotated by a variable mixer drive 88 about a central longitudinal mixer axis disposed at a mixer angle of declination. The dryer 50 and mixer 52 are arranged so that the longitudinal dryer axis and the longitudinal mixer axis lie in a common vertical plane where the mixer angle of declination may be adjustably varied to be less than, greater than or equal to the dryer angle of declination. A recycle feeder assembly 120 feeds recycle material to the mixer 52 between the discharge end of the dryer 50 and the first end of the mixer 52. Liquid asphalt is sprayed from an injector 104 and mineral fines are added from a conveyor 102 extended into the mixer 52. Accordingly, the recycle and liquid asphalt are isolated from the burner head 112 and hot gas stream within the dryer 50, and the mixing cycles and residence times of the materials in the dryer 50 and mixer 52 can be independently controlled to improve economy and efficiency of plant operations by adjustably varying the respective speeds of rotation of the dryer 50 and mixer 52 and by adjustably varying the respective angles of declination of the dryer and mixer.

Priority:

Inventor: HAWKINS MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US6164826A  Issued: 26/Dec/2000

Title: Resealable spout for side-gusseted packages

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC

Application No.: 169292   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A package includes a surrounding wall enclosing a containment region and a spout. The spout is movable relative to the surrounding wall between a retracted position and a protracted position. A first resealable closure mechanism is secured to the spout for selectively opening and closing communication between the mouth of the spout and the containment region. In another embodiment, a second resealable closure mechanism is secured around an outer periphery of the spout mouth, when the spout is in the protracted position. When the spout is moved into the retracted position, the second resealable closure mechanism is along the interior of the mouth and allows the mouth to be selectively opened and closed. In another embodiment, a peelable seal is secured to the spout arrangement for providing a hermetic seal. Methods for constructing and using a package having a pour spout are described.

Priority:

Inventor: PETKOVSEK GREGORY L [US]


Patent No.: US6164965A  Issued: 26/Dec/2000

Title: Prophylaxis paste holder ring and method of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: NUVIEW TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 457962   Filing Date: 09/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Providing a finger ring retainer for a container of prophylaxis dental paste from elongated formable material segments, each segment having two end portions and a central portion, the two end portions having arcuate configurations greater than 180 DEG in extent so that one end portion can be fitted onto a human finger and the second end portion can be fitted onto a container of dental paste, the central portion being bent at an approximately 45 DEG apex angle sufficient to create a pair of doubled over layers of said central portion extending generally normal to each other in substantially parallel planes.

Priority:

Inventor: HAMMERLUND GARY M [US]


Patent No.: US6164967A  Issued: 26/Dec/2000

Title: Fluid delivery dental cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: PROFESSIONAL DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 328619   Filing Date: 09/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A fluid delivery powered toothbrush utilizes a removable/disposable neck assembly that contains a fluid reservoir, a fluid delivery system and a fluid path therein leading to a brush receptacle. No fluid is used in or passes through the toothbrush handle. Preferably a pump is located in the neck assembly and activated at the same time as the brush drive such that fluid is delivered during brushing. In one embodiment of the invention, the brush is replaced with a nozzle for providing fluid prior to or after brushing. The components for the neck assembly are disposable to minimize cross-contamination while enhancing fluid delivery to the teeth during brushing.

Priority: US19980100361P Applic. Date: 1998-09-15

Inventor: SALE DAVID WILLIAM [US]; HAYNES RONALD W [US]


Patent No.: US6165513A  Issued: 26/Dec/2000

Title: Film-coated tablet for improved upper gastrointestinal tract safety

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 95322   Filing Date: 10/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A novel oral dosage to be delivered to the stomach comprising a safe and effective amount of an active ingredient selected from the group consisting of emepronium bromidebromide, doxycycline, and other tetracyclines/antibiotics, iron preparations, quinidine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, alprenolol, ascorbic acid, captopril, theophylline, zidovoudine (AZT), bisphosphonates and mixtures thereof and pharmaceutically-acceptable excipients, wherein said oral dosage form is a generally oval form and film coated to facilitate rapid esophageal transit and avoid irritation in the mouth, buccal cavity, pharynx, and esophagus.

Priority: US19970049306P Applic. Date: 1997-06-11

Inventor: DANSEREAU RICHARD JOHN [US]; BEKKER PETRUS JAKOBUS [US]


Patent No.: US6165997A  Issued: 26/Dec/2000

Title: Phospholipids having antimicrobial activity with or without the presence of antimicrobials

Applicant/Assignee: STATENS SERUM INSTITUT

Application No.: 196354   Filing Date: 19/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical formulation for stimulating growth of Gram-positive Bacilli and increasing the acidity in vagina comprises sucrose and/or maltose, optionally with other sugars, viscous base, and anti-fungal and/or anti-bacterial agents.

Priority: US19970066901P Applic. Date: 1997-11-20

Inventor: COHEN PAUL S [US]; KROGFELT KAREN A [DK]; LAUX DAVID C [US]; UTLEY MARYJANE [US]


Patent No.: US6168258B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Translational service station for imaging inkjet printheads

Applicant/Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY

Application No.: 09/395888   Filing Date: 14/Sep/1999

Abstract:

A translational inkjet printhead servicing station for an inkjet printing mechanism, particularly one having imaging printheads for creating photographic quality images, includes a collapsible spittoon having a mouth that collapses during a portion of the servicing routine to save space. Spit ledges extend into the spittoon mouth to capture ink droplets and ink aerosol by-products, with the captured ink draining from the ledges into a catch basin below. The service station includes a printhead wiper blade having a tip that removes ink residue from the printhead. A dual-direction wiper cleaning system removes liquid components of the ink residue from the wiping tip in two opposing directions. In one direction, the liquid ink residue is pulled away from the wiper tip under capillary forces created by a series of grooves formed on the surface of the wiper blade, while in the opposite direction, the liquid components are absorbed off the tip by a wiper scraper. When the spittoon is collapsed, the wiper resides within a region previously occupied by the spittoon when open.

Priority: US1997-862952 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30

Inventor: LOU DAMON [US]; WAGNER DIANE R [US]; HALKOLA KYLE [US]


Patent No.: US6168345B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Couplers

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/180175   Filing Date: 03/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A right-angle scaffold coupler comprises two jaw assemblies (10A, 10B) each with jaws formed by a closure-plate (12) hinged to a common chassis (11), and having a hand lever (14) hinged (at 21) to the plate (12) with a spirally-coiled spring (25 FIG. 4) as hinge-pin within interleaved finger-lugs (26, 27). A hook-member (15) hinged to the lever (14) engages a lip (19) of the chassis (11) so that depression of the lever (14) pulls the plate (12) towards the chassis (11) in closing the jaws onto a scaffolding tube (13) and clamping to it by over-center action. The spring (25) coils up more tightly during the over-center action allowing resilient displacement between the lugs (26, 27) of hinge (21) to accommodate variations in tube circumference. The jaw surface (17) of the chassis (11) subtends more than 180 degrees to snap fit with the tube (13).

Priority: GB19960009642 Applic. Date: 1996-05-09; WO1997GB01246 Applic. Date: 1997-05-08

Inventor: LEGGE PHILIP [GB]


Patent No.: US6168431B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Method of polymerizing photo-polymerizable composition for dental use and dental light-curing apparatus for use therewith

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD SHIMADZU CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/401411   Filing Date: 22/Sep/1999

Abstract:

A method of polymerizing a photo-polymerizable dental composition with the use of a light-curing apparatus including a light source (1) for emitting a laser beam and an optical fiber (2) optically coupled with the light source (1) and having a light emitting element (5) opposite to the light source (1). The photo-polymerizable dental composition (M) is filled in a dental cavity (H), and the light emitting element (5) of the optical fiber (2) is subsequently introduced in the filled photo-polymerizable dental composition (M) to a position adjacent a bottom of the dental cavity (H). Thereafter, the filled photo-polymerizable dental composition (M) is irradiated with the laser beam of 350 to 500 mm in wavelength at 10 to 100 mW, to cause the filled photo-polymerizable dental composite (M) to initiate polymerization progressively from a portion thereof adjacent the bottom of the dental cavity (H) towards a surface portion thereof.

Priority: JP19960271389 Applic. Date: 1996-09-20; US1997-932463 Applic. Date: 1997-09-18

Inventor: NARUSAWA HIDEAKI [JP]; HINO KENICHI [JP]; OHTANI FUMIHIKO [JP]; IHARA MASAHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6168433B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Direct drive dental prophy angle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/451988   Filing Date: 30/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A dental prophy angle adapted to be engaged with a dental handpiece having a nose cone and a low-speed rotary driver within the nose cone. The prophy angle has a proximal end adapted to releasably engage with said nose cone, and a distal end having an implement-mounting member rotatable therein. A flexible shaft extends from the nose cone through the angle to the mounting member and has a diameter which is substantially smaller than the interior wall of the prophy angle. The shaft has a coupling member with a free axial end adapted to engage the rotary driver in the nose cone to be rotated upon rotation of said driver, and an opposite captive end connected to said shaft with a shoulder surrounding said flexible shaft and facing away from said free end to confront an abutment limiting axial displacement of said coupling member within the prophy angle. The flexible shaft is a steel cable comprising a plurality of multi-stranded steel cords twisted together to form a cable and encased in a sheath of polytetrafluoroethylene.

Priority:

Inventor: HAMLIN DAVID A [US]


Patent No.: US6168434B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Oral hygiene appliance

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/341920   Filing Date: 21/Jul/1999

Abstract:

An oral hygiene appliance has a spring-elastic working piece, comprising a stamped element made from foam, on the head of an handle. The stamped element is made from closed-cell foam, and only the cells located on the stamping face are opened by the stamping process.

Priority: DE19972000952U Applic. Date: 1997-01-21; DE19972017964U Applic. Date: 1997-10-09; WO1998DE00143 Applic. Date: 1998-01-18

Inventor: BOEHM-VAN DIGGELEN BERND [DE]


Patent No.: US6168436B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Universal dental implant abutment system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/877916   Filing Date: 18/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A universal dental implant abutment system is provided which includes an abutment collar and a fixation screw. The abutment collar has a proximal end portion adapted for fixation to a dental prosthesis and a distal end portion adapted for coupling with an implant body. The fixation screw is disposed within a longitudinal bore of the abutment collar and has a threaded distal end for securement to the implant body. The fixation screw has a head portion formed on a proximal end thereof, the head portion having a longitudinally directed bore formed therein. The longitudinal bore of the head of the fixation screw is formed with two longitudinally spaced sections. One section has a non-circular cross-sectional contour adapted for receiving a driving tool therein. The other section has internal threads formed therein adapted for threaded engagement with a retention fastener of a prosthesis.

Priority:

Inventor: O'BRIEN GARY [US]


Patent No.: US6169118B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Flavor blend for masking unpleasant taste of zinc compounds

Applicant/Assignee: BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 09/434334   Filing Date: 04/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A synergistic flavoring combination of at least two flavoring oils and lauryl alcohol for use in an orally administered formulation which contains an ionizable zinc compound having an undesirable taste, the flavoring combination is unexpectedly effective in masking the unpleasant taste or aftertaste of zinc.

Priority: US19980108212P Applic. Date: 1998-11-12

Inventor: BILALI ESSAT [US]


Patent No.: US6171323B1  Issued: 09/Jan/2001

Title: Tongue cleaner

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/665835   Filing Date: 19/Jun/1996

Abstract:

A tongue cleaner having an elongate shank portion for holding thereof and a portion extending from one end thereof for supporting a tongue scraping edge. The support portion is skewed relative to the shank portion to slope downwardly for effecting engagement of the edge with a posterior part of the upper surface of the tongue so that the posterior part may be comfortably scraped.

Priority:

Inventor: POTTI DASAN [US]; RICHTER JON L [US]; NEUFELD GORDON [US]


Patent No.: US6172131B1  Issued: 09/Jan/2001

Title: Hydrolysis-stable and polymerizable acrylphosphonic acids

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 09/169066   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1998

Abstract:

Hydrolysis-stable and polymerizable acrylphosphonic acids are described which are particularly suitable as a component of dental adhesives owing to their adhesion-promoting properties.

Priority: DE19971046708 Applic. Date: 1997-10-16; US19980071496P Applic. Date: 1998-01-14

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; ZEUNER FRANK [LI]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]


Patent No.: US6172250B1  Issued: 09/Jan/2001

Title: Preparation process of biologically active silicon compounds in a concentrated form

Applicant/Assignee: EXSYMOL S.A.M

Application No.: 08/647907   Filing Date: 16/Jul/1996

Abstract:

A process for the preparation of biologically active silicon compounds by hydrolysis of a precursor which produces a compound which prevents the formation of polymers from the silicon hydrolyzed bonds.

Priority: FR19940012089 Applic. Date: 1994-09-30; WO1995FR01267 Applic. Date: 1995-09-29

Inventor: SEGUIN MARIE-CHRISTINE [MC]; GUEYNE JEAN [MC]; NICOLAY JEAN-FRANCOIS [FR]; FRANCO ANDRE [FR]


Patent No.: US6173556B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2001

Title: Seed packet filling and closing machine

Applicant/Assignee: STAMPRITE

Application No.: 09/164689   Filing Date: 01/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A machine for filling and closing seed packets has a conveyor system which includes first and conveyors, when continuously advance a succession of preformed seed packets. Packets are filled from a continuously rotating funnel wheel which receives seed from a vibratory feeder as the packets are advanced by the first conveyor. The second conveyor receives packets from the first conveyor and applies sealing pressure to the closing flaps on the packets as the packets are further advanced.

Priority:

Inventor: WILLARD STEPHEN F [US]


Patent No.: US6174164B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2001

Title: Ferromagnetic tooth brushing system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/576186   Filing Date: 23/May/2000

Abstract:

An improved tooth cleaning system comprising a pump, at least one container of fluid containing ferromagnetic particles having diameters of the order of 10 microns, a hollow generally U-shaped mouthpiece formed of abrasion-resistant material, such as stainless steel, containing four U-shaped electromagnetic plates spaced about the interior of the mouthpiece, a hose communicating the interior of the mouthpiece with the pump, a selector for controlling the input to the pump and connecting the output from the pump to discharge pipe, an ultrasonic generator for pulsing the output of the pump, and an electronic device for controlling the energization of the electromagnetic plates.

Priority:

Inventor: MASJEDI SAEED [US]


Patent No.: US6174514B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2001

Title: Breath Freshening chewing gum with encapsulations

Applicant/Assignee: FUISZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Application No.: 09/290317   Filing Date: 12/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A chewing gum composition for instant and extended release breath freshening has a gum base, at least one wetting agent, at least one immediate release flavor ingredient, and at least on encapsulation. The encapsulations include flavor encapsulations, metallic ion encapsulations, and organic substance encapsulations.

Priority:

Inventor: CHERUKURI SUBRAMAN R [US]; KHURANA AMRIK L [US]; SCHALLER JR MARTIN K [US]; CHAU TOMMY L [US]; STRAIT MATTHEW J [US]


Patent No.: US6174515B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2001

Title: Toothpaste composition

Applicant/Assignee: AMWAY CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/587723   Filing Date: 05/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A toothpaste composition comprising a kaolin and a non-abrasive silica. The kaolin is the sole abrasive present in the composition. The composition has an RDA less than about 110.

Priority:

Inventor: SUHONEN CHRISTOPHER H [US]


Patent No.: US6177096B1  Issued: 23/Jan/2001

Title: Water soluble film for oral administration with instant wettability

Applicant/Assignee: LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME GMBH

Application No.: 09/287181   Filing Date: 06/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A composition containing therapeutic agents and/or breath freshening agents for use in the oral cavity is disclosed. The carrier comprises water-soluble polymers in combination with certain ingredients and provides a therapeutic and/or cosmetic effect. The film is coated and dried utilizing existing coating technology and exhibits instant wettability followed by rapid dissolution/disintegration upon administration in the oral cavity.

Priority: DE19961046392 Applic. Date: 1996-11-11; US1997-904607 Applic. Date: 1997-08-01

Inventor: ZERBE HORST GEORG [US]; GUO JIAN-HWA [US]; SERINO ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US6177097B1  Issued: 23/Jan/2001

Title: Solid oral anticariogenic composition for cleaning the oral cavity and the teeth, and a process for producing same

Applicant/Assignee: EINHORN APOTHEKE

Application No.: 09/147547   Filing Date: 19/Jan/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a solid oral anticariogenic composition in the form of a sucking tablet for cleaning the oral cavity and the teeth, and to a process for producing such composition.

Priority: DE19961029167 Applic. Date: 1996-07-19; WO1997EP03204 Applic. Date: 1997-06-19

Inventor: HANKE GUENTHER [DE]


Patent No.: US6178967B1  Issued: 30/Jan/2001

Title: Mouth protector

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/377282   Filing Date: 13/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A uniquely constructed mouth protector designed to minimize discomfort and speech interference associated with conventional athletic mouthpieces includes a pair of posterior splints for encompassing the posterior teeth. Each posterior splint includes an inner and outer wall, both of which terminate at or near the gum line so as to minimize discomfort to the wearer. The posterior splints may be interlinked with a connecting strip that is disposed behind the anterior teeth and extends across the wearer's palate. The device is designed to protect either the upper or lower posterior teeth while allowing a wearer's tongue to contact the anterior teeth thereby minimally interfering with clear speech.

Priority:

Inventor: BARNES SR CARL A [US]


Patent No.: US6179929B1  Issued: 30/Jan/2001

Title: Motorized vehicle for cleaning and degassing underground storage tanks

Applicant/Assignee: T. & A. S. A

Application No.: 09/171381   Filing Date: 10/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A device for cleaning and degassing underground storage tanks is constituted by an entirely pneumatically or hydraulically powered motorized vehicle, which can be placed internally of a tank to be cleaned and be moved around inside the tank itself, for example by means of tracked wheels driven by respective pneumatic or hydraulic motors. Said motorized vehicle may be provided with a first series of nozzles, frontally arranged with respect to the advancement direction of the vehicle, which nozzles emit water at high pressure with the aim of breaking up and suspending in the water the deposits collected in the tank

the vehicle is also provided with a suction mouth arranged anteriorly of the first series of nozzles, by means of which mouth the water-suspended deposits are aspirated and removed from the tank.

Priority: IT1996VR00040 Applic. Date: 1996-04-17; WO1997IT00083 Applic. Date: 1997-04-16

Inventor: GUDINI MADDALENA [IT]; PIVI MARIO POMPEO [IT]


Patent No.: US6180034B1  Issued: 30/Jan/2001

Title: Process for making ceramic mold

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AERONATICS AND SPAC

Application No.: 09/162460   Filing Date: 17/Sep/1998

Abstract:

An improved process for slip casting molds that can be more economically automated and that also exhibits greater dimensional stability is disclosed. The process involves subjecting an investment pattern, preferably made from wax, to successive cycles of wet-dipping in a slurry of colloidal, silica-based binder and dry, powder-coating, or stuccoing, with plaster of Paris or calcium sulfate mixtures, to produce a multi-layer shell over the pattern. The invention as claimed entails applying a primary and a secondary coating to the investment pattern. At least two (2) wet-dipping in a primary slurry and dry-stuccoing cycles provide the primary coating

and an additional two wet-dippings and dry-stuccoing cycles provide the secondary, or back-up, coating. The primary and secondary coatings produce a multi-layered shell pattern. The multi-layered shell pattern is placed in a furnace first to cure and harden, and then to vaporize the investment pattern, leaving a detailed, high precision shell mold.

Priority: US19970059402P Applic. Date: 1997-09-19

Inventor: BUCK GREGORY M [US]; VASQUEZ PETER [US]


Patent No.: US6180089B1  Issued: 30/Jan/2001

Title: Dual component dentinal desensitizing dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/234829   Filing Date: 21/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A two component dental composition is disclosed which eliminates or substantially reduces the discomfort and pain associated with dentinal hypersensitivity which composition comprises a first dentifrice component having an alkaline pH, a second dentifrice component having an acid pH and at least one of the components containing a potassium ion releasable compound, the first and second components being maintained separate from each other until dispensed and combined for application to teeth requiring relief from dentine hypersensitivity, whereby heightened desensitization is experienced by the user.

Priority:

Inventor: GAMBOGI ROBERT J [US]; FISHER STEVEN W [US]; TAVSS EDWARD A [US]; JOZIAK MARILOU T [US]; MASTERS JAMES G [US]


Patent No.: US6180599B1  Issued: 30/Jan/2001

Title: Pharmaceutical composition, containing medium-chain fatty acids as active ingredients, for dental caries and periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/381933   Filing Date: 27/Sep/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a new use of medium-chain fatty acids in prevention and treatment of dental caries and a pharmaceutical composition containing medium-chain fatty acids as active ingredients.Particularly, the present invention relates to the use of the salt form of medium-chain fatty acids

nonanoic acid, capric acid, undecanoic acid, lauric acid, tridecanoic acid or myristic acid, for prevention and treatment of dental caries and periodontal disease. The pharmaceutical composition containing medium-chain fatty acids as active ingredients may include lectins and/or fluoride in addition to medium-chain fatty acids.

Priority: KR19970011244 Applic. Date: 1997-03-28; WO1998KR00063 Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: MIN BYUNG-MOO [KR]


Patent No.: US6182434B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Spindle spinning or spindle twisting method and operating unit for carrying out this method

Applicant/Assignee: VYZKUMNY USTAV BAVLNARSKY A.S

Application No.: 09/125554   Filing Date: 28/Aug/1998

Abstract:

The process is carried out on a spinning system that has a driven spindle (13) and a balloon limiter (14) concentric with it, driven in the same direction as the spindle (13) an provided with an inner work surface (44). For the purpose of reaching the high operating speed, the yarn (P) entrained by the work surface (44) and running toward the tube (23) on the spindle (13) is first always given by the centrifugal process the shape of a rotating, open loop (48), from which the yarn (P) is subsequently drawn off and coiled directly onto the tube (23). In this connection, this rotating, open loop (48) can be radially delimited by a rotating or stationary limit ring (28).

Priority: CZ19960000596 Applic. Date: 1996-02-28; WO1997CZ00009 Applic. Date: 1997-02-24

Inventor: KUBOVY VACLAV [CZ]; BLAZEK PETR [CZ]; DIDEK STANISLAV [CZ]


Patent No.: US6182936B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Copy holder

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/902260   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A copy holder including a flat holder base having at least one arched flange raised from a front side thereof near a top side thereof and defining a document insertion mouth, a first pair of vertically spaced lugs and a second pair of vertically spaced lugs bilaterally raised from a back side thereof

document clamping means mounted on the flat holder base and adapted to hold down inserted sheets of document in the document insertion mouth

an angle-adjustable mounting device pivoted to the first pair of vertical lugs of the holder base and adapted for securing to a monitor of a computer system for supporting the flat holder base

and a curved holding-down block pivoted to the second pair of vertically spaced lugs of the holder base and adapted to hold down turned-up sheets of document on the back side of the holder base.

Priority:

Inventor: YANG LI FEN [TW]


Patent No.: US6183251B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Scalloped dental trays for use in treating teeth with sticky dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/259241   Filing Date: 26/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The present invention discloses high viscosity sustained release dental compositions, such as tooth bleaching or fluoride compositions, for treating tooth surfaces. For maximum results, an improved dental tray having reservoirs for holding the dental composition adjacent the desired tooth surfaces is preferably used in combination with the sustained release dental composition. The sustained release dental compositions include a high carboxypolymethylene concentration which results in very high viscosity. The high level of carboxypolymethylene makes dilution of the dental compositions from saliva difficult and time consuming so that the compositions stay within the tray reservoirs, thereby providing sustained release. The concentrated carboxypolymethylene adds a unique tackiness to the dental composition which helps retain and seal the soft tray material against the patient's teeth.

Priority: US1997-949887 Applic. Date: 1997-10-14; US1997-865910 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; US1996-722549 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27; US1995-378315 Applic. Date: 1995-01-25; US1993-099247 Applic. Date: 1993-07-28; US1992-985700 Applic. Date: 1992-12-02; US1991-718210 Applic. Date: 1991-06-20; US1990-497934 Applic. Date: 1990-03-22

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6183460B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Multi-use solution container having flaps

Applicant/Assignee: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC

Application No.: 09/010691   Filing Date: 22/Jan/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides a container for holding medical solutions, wherein the container comprises a fluid-tight chamber, the chamber having opposing first and second edges and opposing first and second surfaces, and a flap extending from an edge of the chamber and being hingedly connected to the chamber.

Priority:

Inventor: SMITH SIDNEY T [US]; ZIETLOW JOAN [US]; ANDERSON KEITH [US]


Patent No.: US6183466B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Dosage form comprising a capsule

Applicant/Assignee: ALZA CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/344811   Filing Date: 25/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A dosage form is disclosed comprising a wall that defines an injection-molded compartment housing a capsule comprising a drug formulation.

Priority: US19980097390P Applic. Date: 1998-08-21

Inventor: WONG PATRICK S L [US]; THEEUWES FELIX [US]; FERRARI VINCENT J [US]; DONG LIANG C [US]


Patent No.: US6183775B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Buccal delivery system

Applicant/Assignee: NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH S.A

Application No.: 09/180242   Filing Date: 25/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A controlled release lozenge having pleasant organoleptic properties, said lozenge consisting essentially of (a) a soluble filler which is selected from the group consisting of maltitol, xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, lactose, dextrose, saccharose, fructose, and mixtures thereof

(b) an insoluble film forming agent which is capable of forming an insoluble matrix, said insoluble film forming agent is selected from the group consisting of a polyacrylate, ethyl cellulose, polyvinylchloride, cellulose acetate, cellulose acetate phthalate, and shellac

(c) a swellable polymer which is selected from the group consisting of xanthan gum, guar gum, alginic acid or a salt thereof, pectin, polyvinyl alcohol, polysaccharide, and cellulose derivatives

and (d) at least one active substance.

Priority: EP19960810303 Applic. Date: 1996-05-13; WO1997EP02299 Applic. Date: 1997-05-06

Inventor: VENTOURAS KIMON [CH]


Patent No.: US6183784B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Method of ameliorating alimentary tract damage due to chemotherapy or radiation

Applicant/Assignee: GROPEP LIMITED

Application No.: 08/894200   Filing Date: 14/Aug/1997

Abstract:

A milk product extract composiiton including a plurality of cell growth stimulating factors, extracted from milk product, in concentrated form

said factors having basic to approximately neutral isoelectric points. Cell culture compositions and pharmaceutical or veterinary compositions including the above milk product extract. Methods for preparing and using the same.

Priority: AU1995PN02712 Applic. Date: 1995-05-02; WO1996AU00253 Applic. Date: 1996-05-02

Inventor: READ LEANNA CHRISTINE [AU]; HOWARTH GORDON STANLEY [AU]


Patent No.: US6185370B1  Issued: 06/Feb/2001

Title: Heating apparatus for heating an object to be processed

Applicant/Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED

Application No.: 09/392639   Filing Date: 09/Sep/1999

Abstract:

An exhaust hole has a size covering not only a first region above a hot plate but also a second region surrounding the first region. A plate ember with a plurality of openings is disposed at the mouth of the exhaust hole. The exhaust hole exhausts air from the first region and the second region, even when the heat processing is not performed. Therefore, a solvent volatilized in the first region is also exhausted from the second region and will not leak outside the apparatus.

Priority: JP19980270495 Applic. Date: 1998-09-09

Inventor: SEKIMOTO EIICHI [JP]; TANOUE MITSUHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6186811B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Electrical connector for flat circuitry

Applicant/Assignee: MOLEX INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/121630   Filing Date: 23/Jul/1998

Abstract:

An electrical connector includes an elongated dielectric housing defining a slot for receiving a flat electrical circuit. A plurality of terminals are mounted on the housing, with contact portions spaced along the slot. A metal actuator is mounted on the housing and includes a pressure plate portion for biasing the flat electrical circuit against the contact portions of the terminals. A flexible elongated strip portion is spaced forwardly of the pressure plate portion and extends longitudinally of the housing to define a preliminary circuit holding means at a mouth of the slot. The pressure plate portion is separated from the elongated strip portion at opposite ends thereof by open areas to, thereby, isolate the flexibility of the elongated strip portion from that of the pressure plate portion.

Priority: JP19970220693 Applic. Date: 1997-08-01; JP19970362849 Applic. Date: 1997-12-12; JP19970362850 Applic. Date: 1997-12-12

Inventor: TOJO KATSUTOSHI [JP]; KUNISHI SHINSUKE [JP]


Patent No.: US6187292B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Silica capable of being used in toothpaste compositions

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 09/194341   Filing Date: 19/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The invention discloses an abrasive precipitation silica useable in toothpaste compositions, said silica having a BET specific surface ranging from 15 to 300 m2/g, a DOP oil absorption ranging from 40 to 160 ml/g, a median particle diameter of at least 10 mum, generally ranging from 12 to 30 mum, a particle cohesion factor of at least 85% about for a median particle diameter ranging from 12 to 20 mum. Method for preparing silica by reacting an alkaline metal silicate with an acidifying agent, to form a silica slurry, separating and optionally drying the recuperated silica suspension, the operation for forming the slurry being effected according to the following steps: a first step consisting in using one initial heel solution constituted of water, an electrolyte salt of the alkaline or alkaline-earth metal group and optionally of one acidobasic agent

a second step consisting in introducing the silicate and the acidifying agent, the reaction medium pH remaining constant from 4 to 7 and particularly from 5.8 to 6.7

and a third optional step, consisting in acidifying the reaction medium until a silica slurry with a pH of less than 6 and particularly of 4 is obtained. The silica is useful in toothpaste compositions. Toothpaste compositions containing the said silica are also disclosed.

Priority: FR19960007187 Applic. Date: 1996-06-06; WO1997FR00987 Applic. Date: 1997-06-04

Inventor: AMICHE FREDERIC [FR]; DROMARD ADRIEN [FR]


Patent No.: US6187293B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Process for making toothpaste using low levels of carrageenan

Applicant/Assignee: FMC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/300248   Filing Date: 27/Apr/1999

Abstract:

This invention pertains to a process for increasing by at least about 100% the viscosity of a carrageenan-containing dentifrice composition that comprises allowing the composition to quiescently cool from a temperature at or above about 45 DEG C. The process may be applied to making toothpastes having suitable viscosity using carrageenan levels as low as about 0.05 weight percent. The dentifrice compositions are comprised of one or more of the following carrageenans: iota, modified kappa, or mixtures thereof. Toothpastes prepared using this method are easier to process and require much less carrageenan relative to similar viscosity toothpastes prepared by previous methods. This invention also pertains to certain toothpaste compositions having low levels of carrageenan including those made according to this process.

Priority: US19980083116P Applic. Date: 1998-04-27

Inventor: BALLARD ARTHUR D [US]


Patent No.: US6187294B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Topical anesthetic prophylaxis composition and the method for use thereof in scaling and polishing teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/329766   Filing Date: 10/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A topical anesthetic/prophylaxis paste is provided that is effective at removing extrinsic stains and plaque on the teeth and at reducing discomfort during scaling procedures thereon by delivery of an anesthetic into the gingival sulcus. The paste includes at least one topical anesthetic, either 5% Lidocaine or 20% Benzocaine, at least one humectant, preferably a Polyethylene glycol in the amount of about 28 to about 42 percent by weight, at least one abrasive agent, preferably pumice in the amount of about 55 to about 65 percent by weight, and at least one sweetener, preferably Saccharin sodium in the amount up to about three percent by weight. A method of delivering the topical anesthetic/prophylaxis paste into the sulcus by a low speed handpiece with a prophylaxis angle and rubber cup is also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: PENNER RUSSELL ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US6187296B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Lysine decarboxylase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Application No.: 09/514547   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2000

Abstract:

An agent, alpha-difluoromethyl lysine (DEML) or alpha-monofluoromethyl lysine (MFML), which inhibits activity of lysine decarboxylases produced by bacteria associated with periodontal tissues. Inhibition of the activity of such lysine decarboxylases can prophylactically and therapeutically treat periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. The agent may be incorporated into toothpastes, mouthwashes, irrigation solutions, tablets, periodontal treatment packs, or an adhesive paste or film coatings for applying to the teeth.

Priority: US1999-235196 Applic. Date: 1999-01-22; US19980072373P Applic. Date: 1998-01-23

Inventor: LEVINE MARTIN [US]


Patent No.: US6187833B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Ternary photoinitiator system for curing of epoxy/polyol resin composition

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/362621   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Photocurable, addition polymerizable compositions contain an epoxy resin and a photoinitiator system containing (a) an epoxy resin, (b) a hydroxyl containing material and (c) a photoinitiator system comprising: (i) an iodonium salt

(ii) a visible light sensitizer

and (iii) an electron donor compound, wherein the photoinitiator system has a photoinduced potential of at least about 100 mV relative to a standard solution of 2.9x10-5 moles/g diphenyl iodonium hexafluoroantimonate and 1.5x10-5 moles/g camphorquinone in 2-butanone. The compositions cure on exposure to light in the visible spectrum and are useful in a variety of applications, including dental adhesives and composites.

Priority: US1997-840093 Applic. Date: 1997-04-11

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]


Patent No.: US6187836B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Compositions featuring cationically active and free radically active functional groups, and methods for polymerizing such compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/092550   Filing Date: 05/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Photopolymerizable compositions that include free radically active and cationically active functional groups, and methods for polymerizing such compositions, in which the onset of cationic polymerization is controllably delayed to extend the time between formation of a moldable gel and formation of a hardened solid.

Priority:

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; TROM MATTHEW C [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]


Patent No.: US6189689B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Foldable carrier for retaining objects

Applicant/Assignee: ESAE, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/017602   Filing Date: 03/Feb/1998

Abstract:

A carrier for securely retaining one or more objects is provided, cut and scored from a unitary blank of paperboard or similar foldable sheet material so that it can be folded into two overlying panels and then manually fastened so that one panel is characteristically bowed away from the other to form an interior space. This bowed panel has at least one u-shaped mouth opening into this interior space, cut through the bowed panel face and large enough to allow an object to be loosely inserted through it with one-hand and retained therein for storage or transport. This carrier can then be integrated into the design of another product. Also, the carrier can be attached to the surface of selected articles with an adhesive strip applied to the back of the carrier or by using a standard pronged fastener that extends through openings provided in the carrier's back panel or by some other suitable attachment device. Additionally, a top panel, a cover panel and a cover fastening tab can be provided to cooperatively overlie the front of the carrier and further secure the portion of the object that extends from the mouth opening across both its face and top sections thereby assuring secure storage and transport without regard to the carrier's physical orientation.

Priority: US19970037792P Applic. Date: 1997-02-04

Inventor: TOUSSAINT STEPHEN M [US]


Patent No.: US6189924B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Plural stage inflator

Applicant/Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC

Application No.: 08/976174   Filing Date: 21/Nov/1997

Abstract:

An inflatable restraint inflator, system and method of operation which involve a plural stage inflator having a dual output squib to selectively ignite at least one of a discrete quantity of a first and second gas generant.

Priority:

Inventor: HOCK CHRISTOPHER [US]


Patent No.: US6190606B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Solid amalgamating compositions for the preparation of dental amalgams, amalgam forming compositions containing them, methods for producing dental amalgams with them and dental amalgams produced thereby

Applicant/Assignee: SILMET LTD

Application No.: 09/133688   Filing Date: 13/Aug/1998

Abstract:

The present invention concerns totally solid amalgamating compositions particularly useful in the preparation of dental amalgams for filling cavities and similar dental applications, comprising one or more solid amalgamating alloys, metals and/or intermetallic compounds or combinations thereof, amalgam forming compositions containing such totally solid amalgamating compositions, methods for producing dental amalgams with such totally solid amalgamating compositions or amalgam forming compositions containing them, and denial amalgams produced thereby.

Priority: IL19970121581 Applic. Date: 1997-08-19; IL19980123376 Applic. Date: 1998-02-19

Inventor: KAUFMAN ALBERTO [IL]; KOPELIOVICH BARUCH [IL]; ZALSMAN MOSHE [IL]


Patent No.: US6190644B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Dentifrice compositions containing polyphosphate and monofluorophosphate

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 08/754439   Filing Date: 21/Nov/1996

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral compositions comprising one or more linear polyphosphates having an average chain length of about 4 or more, sodium monofluorophosphate, a buffering agent, an abrasive polishing material containing less than 23% calcium, and one or more aqueous carriers, wherein the oral composition has a total water content of from about 5% to about 20%.

Priority:

Inventor: MCCLANAHAN STEPHEN FRANCIS [US]; WHITE JR DONALD JAMES [US]; COX EDWARD RUSSELL [US]


Patent No.: US6190671B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Drug, particularly an immunomodulator, containing non-fructifying, non-photosynthetic filamentous bacteria envelopes or fractions thereof, and preparation thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/462036   Filing Date: 05/Jun/1995

Abstract:

A drug containing, in particular, fractions of the envelopes of bacteria of genera Beggiatoa and Vitreoscilla. The drug is particularly useful for treating ear, nose and throat infections or bronchopulmonary infections.

Priority: FR19920008932 Applic. Date: 1992-07-20; WO1993FR00741 Applic. Date: 1993-07-20; US1994-211031 Applic. Date: 1994-06-29

Inventor: AUBERT LUCIEN [FR]; MARTIN RICHARD [FR]


Patent No.: US6191190B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Method and composition for adhering to tooth structure

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/080781   Filing Date: 18/May/1998

Abstract:

A composition and method of treating a dental tooth. The composition includes a polymerizable aryl compound having at least one carboxylic acid group and at least one polymerizable group, and a polymerizable compound having at least one polymerizable group and at least one phosphorous containing group. A preferred composition includes at least 50 percent by weight of a volatile organic solvent, at least 15 percent by weight of one or more polymerizable acrylate compounds and an effective amount of a photoinitiator. At least a portion of the polymerizable compounds are multifunctional polymerizable compounds having at least three acrylate moieties. The polymerizable compounds are substantially soluble in the solvent. The composition is adapted to form a polymeric material which is adapted to adhere to dentin. Compositions of the invention have superior adhesion to tooth without separately acid etching dentin or enamel. Compositions of are useful as dental priming adhesives, luting cements, liners, pit and fissure sealants, bases and restoratives.

Priority: US1996-627339 Applic. Date: 1996-04-04; US1994-292104 Applic. Date: 1994-08-22; US1997-995997 Applic. Date: 1997-12-22; US1994-259833 Applic. Date: 1994-06-15; US1993-049221 Applic. Date: 1993-04-19

Inventor: BLACKWELL GORDON BRIAN [DE]; LU KEWANG [US]; HUANG CHIN-TEH [TW]; FAN MINGXIN [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL D [US]


Patent No.: US6191191B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Polymerizable dental composition

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/147661   Filing Date: 09/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A polymerizable composition for dental use, containing monomer (a) with a polymerizable olefinic unsaturated group, acylphosphine oxide (b), organic peroxide (c), tertiary amine (d) and aromatic sulfinic acid and/or a salt thereof (e). The polymerizable composition for dental use exerts excellent curability by any of photo-polymerization and chemical polymerization, having a good color for dental use, with less color change between prior to and after polymerization, and excellent light resistance, producing a cured product with a smaller thickness of the unpolymerized layer on the surface, having larger curing depth and excellent adhesion to teeth and metals and the like and great color fastness in hot water and in darkness. By taking advantages of these excellent properties, the polymerizable composition can effectively be used for utilities, for example as a bonding agent, a composite resin, an adhesive agent, a primer and an opaque primer and the like, for dental use.

Priority: JP19970150837 Applic. Date: 1997-06-09; WO1998JP02488 Applic. Date: 1998-06-04

Inventor: HARADA MIHO [JP]; HINO KENICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6192702B1  Issued: 27/Feb/2001

Title: Personal cooling device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/286172   Filing Date: 05/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A PERSONAL COOLING DEVICE that may be slung about the neck of a wearer for providing personal cooling under various conditions and wherein the device may be stowed about the waistband of a garment of the user of the device when not used for cooling purposes.

Priority:

Inventor: SHIMOGORI KOTARO [US]


Patent No.: US6193510B1  Issued: 27/Feb/2001

Title: Medical device with time-out feature

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/361979   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A curing light for dental filling materials is used in combination with a light guide that bears a unique identifying code. A code reader in the nose cone of the curing light compares the code on the light guide with stored codes. If the code is a new code, a timer is started and provides a time out signal after expiry of a predetermined time representing the working time of the light guide. The time out signal may deactivate the light so that it cannot be used again until a new tip is inserted.

Priority:

Inventor: TSIMERMAN EFRAIM [CA]


Patent No.: US6193511B1  Issued: 27/Feb/2001

Title: Apparatus and method for cleaning dental articulators

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/534764   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2000

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for cleaning a dental articulator of the type including a body member having a plurality of precisely spaced holes extending therethrough. The apparatus including a base

and a plurality of precisely spaced pins extending from the base for insertion into the plurality of precisely spaced holes in the body member of the dental articulator to clean any debris from the plurality of precisely spaced holes in the body member of the dental articulator. The pins of the apparatus have the same precise spacing as the precisely spaced holes extending through the body member of the articulator and being sized to be inserted into and through the precisely spaced holes extending through the body member of the articulator. The method includes the step of forcing the pins of the apparatus through the precisely spaced holes extending through the body member of the articulator.

Priority:

Inventor: HUDSON ALAN P [US]


Patent No.: US6193958B1  Issued: 27/Feb/2001

Title: Oral compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 08/981949   Filing Date: 14/Jan/1999

Abstract:

An oral composition in the form of a toothpaste, powder, liquid dentifrice, mouthwash, denture cleanser, chewing gum or candy comprising one or more oral composition components selected from abrasives, binders, humectants, surfactants, fluoride ion sources, anti-calculus agents and sweeteners and additionally comprising: i) an aminoalkylsilicone

and ii) a silicone surfactant having general formula (1) wherein X is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy and acyl groups having from about 1 to about 16 carbon atoms, Y is CH3, q is 0, n is from about 1 to about 100, m is from about 1 to about 40, the molecular weight of the residue (C2H4O-)x(C3H6O-)yX is from about 50 to about 2000, and x and y are such that the weight ratio of oxyethylene:oxypropylene is from about 100:0 to about 0:100. The composition provides improved antiplaque and anti-bacterial activity together with excellent cleansing performance.

Priority: GB19950013694 Applic. Date: 1995-07-05; WO1996US10815 Applic. Date: 1996-06-25

Inventor: EDWARDS MARK IEUAN [GB]; HUGHES IAIN ALLAN [GB]


Patent No.: US6194481B1  Issued: 27/Feb/2001

Title: Mechanically strong and transparent or translucent composites made using zirconium oxide nanoparticles

Applicant/Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Application No.: 09/314350   Filing Date: 19/May/1999

Abstract:

Zirconium oxide nanoparticles having at least some surface acid sites functionalized with a silanating agent and at least some surface acid sites finctionalized with zirconate or a zircoaluminate. The nanoparticles are useful in composites comprising photopolymerizable alkene matrix monomers, and are primarily suitable for dental and medical restoration.

Priority:

Inventor: FURMAN BENJAMIN R [US]; WELLINGHOFF STEPHEN T [US]; RAWLS HENRY R [US]; DIXON HONG [US]; NORLING BARRY K [US]


Patent No.: US6196141B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Vertically stabilized adjustable shelf bracket assembly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/255258   Filing Date: 22/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A vertically stabilized shelf bracket assembly having at least two support strips on which a plurality of shelf brackets are mounted. The shelving is stabilized in several ways. First, the brackets are provided with a shelf engaging recess. The recess is either designed to provide a tight fit for the shelf, or the recess is provided with a shim for tightening the fit. Second, the brackets are provided with a vertical member which engages the shelves. Preferably, the recess and the vertical member will engage the shelf at opposite ends of the shelf, securing the shelf to the bracket. When the shelf is attached to multiple brackets, the shelf will be prevented from pivoting on the bracket. The shelves can be further stabilized by securing the brackets against vertical displacement. This can be accomplished by securing the shelf brackets to the support strip with a locking pin. With the locking pin in place, the shelf bracket cannot be moved upward. Another way of securing the brackets is to provide a vertical stabilizer, comprising an elongated member, preferably of steel or aluminum, having an arm extending perpendicularly therefrom. The arm will fit tightly into a slot in a support strip. When the arm is in place, the elongated member will be positioned over and in contact with the base of the shelf bracket, so that the bracket cannot be moved upward. The vertical stabilizer will be held in place by the cover which fits over the support strips.

Priority:

Inventor: HERRON III WARREN L [US]; HERRON JR WARREN L [US]


Patent No.: US6196220B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Artificial ventilation mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/372440   Filing Date: 11/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A mask for artificial ventilation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is disclosed and claimed. The mask comprises a compartment which contains a material that alters the composition of the gas which is exhaled by the rescuer into the victim. The mask also provides a physical barrier between the victim and rescuer to aid in preventing the transmission of disease.

Priority: US1995-376177 Applic. Date: 1995-01-20

Inventor: IDRIS AHAMED H [US]


Patent No.: US6196326B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Composition for protecting a horse's hoof and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/499005   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2000

Abstract:

Horse hoof protection is obtained by incorporating a urethane resin reaction product of low viscosity sides A and B which react rapidly to gel in a few seconds while filling the interstices of the horse's hoof and have when reacted a low hardness of 40 to 80 Shore A to cushion the hoof.

Priority: US1998-143597 Applic. Date: 1998-08-31

Inventor: JACOBS RICHARD L [US]


Patent No.: US6196841B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Filter for spray ducts of dental or surgical handpieces

Applicant/Assignee: DENTALWERK B+£RMOOS GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H

Application No.: 09/363719   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A filter for spray ducts of dental or surgical handpieces, wherein transfer of media from a coupling hose to the handpiece takes place through a plurality of small openings in an essentially cylindrical portion of the coupling hose of the handpiece, wherein the size of the openings determines the filtering properties. The essentially cylindrical portion has a collection duct located radially outside of the filter openings, wherein the collection duct is connected with a spray line.

Priority: AT19980001325 Applic. Date: 1998-07-31

Inventor: SCHATZ NORBERT [AT]


Patent No.: US6196843B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Dental composition and artificial tooth with the use of dental composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC DENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/320138   Filing Date: 26/May/1999

Abstract:

A dental composition useful for an artificial tooth and an artificial tooth with use of the said dental composition by which color stability, coloring resistance and aesthetic merit can be maintained for a long period of time and which have superior characteristics such as bending strength, impact strength, hardness and wear resistance The dental composition comprises (A) at least one monomer and/or oligomer selected from methacrylates and acrylates, (B) an uncrosslinked polymer selected from the group consisting of homopolymers of methacrylates, acrylates and styrene

copolymer of at least two monomers selected from methacrylates, acrylates and styrene

mixture of the homopolymers, mixture of the copolymers

and mixture of the homopolymer(s) and the copolymer(s), (C) a crosslinked polymer selected from the group consisting of homopolymers of methacrylates, acrylates and styrene

copolymer of at least two monomers selected from methacrylates, acrylates and styrene

mixture of the homopolymers

mixture of the copolymers

and mixture of the homopolymer(s) and the copolymer(s), (D) an organic and inorganic filler complex, and optionally (E) an inorganic filler. The said dental composition is used to make a dough, which is polymerized and molded into an artificial tooth.

Priority: JP19980162929 Applic. Date: 1998-05-26

Inventor: KAWAGUCHI SATOSHI [JP]; HASEGAWA AKIRA [JP]


Patent No.: US6197212B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Kit for use in the conditioning of dental cavities

Applicant/Assignee: PERIDOC AB

Application No.: 09/237224   Filing Date: 26/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A process for the conditioning of dental cavities by etching in preparation for bonding restoration to enamel and dentin, comprising the steps: a) etching the dentin part of a dental cavity using an aqueous composition containing, as an active constituent, EDTA, in an effective amount, and b) etching the enamel part of said cavity using a conventional etching acid

and a kit for use in such process for conditioning.

Priority: SE19940003192 Applic. Date: 1994-09-22

Inventor: LINDSKOG SVEN [SE]; BLOMLOEF LEIF [SE]


Patent No.: US6197288B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Malodor counteractant compositions and method for preparing and using same

Applicant/Assignee: BUSH BOAKE ALLEN, INC

Application No.: 08/951784   Filing Date: 16/Oct/1997

Abstract:

This invention pertains to a malodor counteractant composition comprising a malodor counteractant agent in an oral vehicle. The malodor counteractant agent is selected from the group consisting of, in percentages by weight: (A) (a) geranyl propionate

(b) benzyl benzoate

and (c) neryl acetate

(B) (a) citronellyl acetate

(b) benzyl benzoate

and (c) neryl acetate

(C) (a) benzyl benzoate

(b) geranyl propionate

and (c) citronellyl acetate

(D) (a) geranyl propionate

(b) citronellyl acetate

and (c) benzyl benzoate

(E) (a) citronellyl acetate

and (b) geranyl propionate

(F) (a) benzyl benzoate

and (b) neryl acetate

(G) (a) benzyl benzoate

(b) neryl acetate

(c) trimethyl (2,6,6) vinyl(6) tetrahydropyran

(d) citronella oil

and (e) and ethyl alcohol

and (H) (a) benzyl benzoate

(b) neryl acetate

(c) citronella oil

(d) geranyl acetate

(e) alpha ionone

(f) geranyl propionate

(g) linalool

and (e) and ethyl alcohol. The malodor counteractant compositions may be used in a wide variety of oral vehicles such as chewing gum compositions, hard and soft confections, mouth washes and sprays, breath freshening drops and powdered mouthwashes, tooth pastes and powders, denture cleaners and adhesives, and dental floss.

Priority:

Inventor: MANKOO AMRIT SINGH [US]


Patent No.: US6197305B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Anti-fungal compositions with prolonged activity

Applicant/Assignee: FARMO-NAT LTD

Application No.: 09/002925   Filing Date: 05/Jan/1998

Abstract:

An anti-fungal composition, including: (a) an extract of botanical materials, the botanical materials including material from Echinacea species, and Propolis, which is a material derived from the hives of bees

and (b) an essential oil. The compositions of the present invention have been shown to have unexpectedly prolonged anti-fungal activity, as well as having anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activities. Preferably, the essential oil includes at least one oil selected from the group consisting of tea-tree oil, thyme oil and lavander oil. Also preferably, the herbal extract includes a mixture of Calendula, poke root, Echinacea and Propolis extract.

Priority:

Inventor: FRIEDMAN DORON [IL]; LEVIN ORNA [IL]; FORMAN YOCHANAN [IL]; FRIEDMAN MICHAEL [IL]


Patent No.: US6197410B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Prepreg

Applicant/Assignee: STICK TECH OY

Application No.: 09/251473   Filing Date: 17/Feb/1999

Abstract:

This invention relates to a shapable prepreg comprising fibers and a polymeric matrix. The polymeric matrix is a multiphase matrix comprisinga first matrix component consisting of a monomer or a dendrimer, anda second matrix component consisting of high molecular weight organic molecules, said second matrix component forming a sticky membrane of the prepreg with an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) bonding to the first matrix component. Preferably, the prepreg further comprises a third matrix component consisting of high molecular weight organic molecules, said third component being distributed between the fibers.

Priority: FI19980000528 Applic. Date: 1998-03-09; WO1999FI00120 Applic. Date: 1999-02-15

Inventor: VALLITTU PEKKA [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]; KANGASNIEMI ILKKA [FI]


Patent No.: US6197770B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Alkenyl- and alkynl-containing metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 09/517080   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are compounds which are inhibitors of metalloproteases and which are effective in treating conditions characterized by excess activity of these enzymes. In particular, the compounds have a structure according to the following Formula (I):where X, W, Z, A, G, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R5' and k have the meanings described in the specification. This invention also includes optical isomers, diastereomers and enantiomers of the formula above, and pharmaceutically-acceptable salts, biohydrolyzable amides, esters, and imides thereof Also described are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, and methods of treating or preventing metalloprotease-related maladies using the compounds or the pharmaceutical compositions.

Priority: US19990122644P Applic. Date: 1999-03-03

Inventor: NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; BOOKLAND ROGER GUNNARD [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; CHENG MENYAN [US]


Patent No.: US6198031B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Musical instrument cable lock

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/575617   Filing Date: 22/May/2000

Abstract:

A cord or cable lock for preventing a cord or cable from being accidentally pulled out of a socket of a musical instrument, due to tugs on the cable or cord, is disclosed. The cable lock is in the form of a strip which is curled or curved at one end to give a J-shaped profile to the cable lock. Near the end distal from the curved portion, the cable lock has a hole which allows the cable lock to be mounted to a musical instrument using a screw. The curved portion of the cable lock surrounds the cable and frictionally grips the cable to keep tugs on the cable from being transmitted to a plug at the end of the cable. Thus the plug is prevented from being pulled out of the socket in the musical instrument.

Priority: US19990137485P Applic. Date: 1999-06-04

Inventor: JONES WILLIAM L [US]


Patent No.: US6198043B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Clamp for a cable duct

Applicant/Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/310869   Filing Date: 12/May/1999

Abstract:

A clamp for a cable duct having, at its open side (23), in regions of the free ends (24) of the side walls, inward projecting, strip-shaped edges, with the clamp including connection portions (3) provided at opposite longitudinal ends (5) of the bridge section (2) of the clamp, which bridges the open side (23) of the cable duct (20) being formed as inwardly bent, facing each other hooks lockingly engageable in undercuts (29) provided in respective anchoring grooves (28) extending in a longitudinal direction of the cable duct (20) and limited by respective bent-out portions (27) of respective side wall edges (26) and respective side walls (22).

Priority: DE19981021069 Applic. Date: 1998-05-12

Inventor: HOFFMANN ARMIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6199244B1  Issued: 13/Mar/2001

Title: Vacuum cleaner with electrostatically charged components

Applicant/Assignee: VORWERK & CO. INTERHOLDING GMBH

Application No.: 09/412245   Filing Date: 05/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A vacuum cleaner for cleaning floors or carpets, having a suction mouth (6), a base plate (5), which encloses the suction mouth (6), and a suction line, electrostatic charging of parts of the vacuum cleaner being provided in order to assist the dust uptake. In order advantageously to provide the vacuum cleaner with the dust uptake being assisted by electrostatic charging, the base plate (5) is electrostatically charged, and the electrostatic charging is carried out by a separate generator (8) provided in the vacuum cleaner.

Priority: DE19981046103 Applic. Date: 1998-10-07

Inventor: HILGERS STEFAN [DE]; IGLSEDER HEINRICH [DE]; RODEMANN THOMAS [DE]; MEYER FRANK [DE]; JACOBS CARSTEN [DE]; ZEEB GERD [DE]


Patent No.: US6200133B1  Issued: 13/Mar/2001

Title: Adjustable customizable dental appliance with triple composite structure

Applicant/Assignee: BIG PICTURE, INC

Application No.: 09/264847   Filing Date: 08/Mar/1999

Abstract:

An adjustable and customized dental appliance for the mouth of an athlete is comprised of a composite occlusal posterior pad for each side of the posterior teeth engageable with the occlusal surfaces to space apart the teeth and to absorb shock and clenching stress. An adjustable band or wire is provided connecting the posterior pads together behind the anterior teeth and out of the way of the tongue to maintain the position of the occlusal posterior pads within the mouth during use and to prevent loss of the pads such as by swallowing.

Priority: US1996-766126 Applic. Date: 1996-12-16; US1996-689253 Applic. Date: 1996-08-05

Inventor: KITTELSEN JON D [US]


Patent No.: US6200550B1  Issued: 13/Mar/2001

Title: Oral care compositions comprising coenzyme Q10

Applicant/Assignee: Q-PHARMA, INC

Application No.: 09/210180   Filing Date: 11/Dec/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides oral care compositions comprising high concentrations of Coenzyme Q10 which are uniform, stable, and retain characteristics favorable to the consumer. The oral care compositions of the present invention include toothpastes and tooth gels, pastes, irragants, ointments, films, dental gels, mouth rinse, mouth spray, chewing gum, lozenges and a base composition for coating toothpicks and dental floss. In formulating the oral care compositions of the present invention, the Coenzyme Q10 is solubilized in a non-toxic solubilizing agent which is compatible with use in the oral cavity. The formulations further comprise a water soluble flavoring agent. Methods are also provided for preparing the oral care compositions of the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: MASTERSON ROBERT V [US]; MANNING LAURA D [US]


Patent No.: US6200551B1  Issued: 13/Mar/2001

Title: Treatment for dry mouth employing carbamide peroxide

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/492356   Filing Date: 27/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A treatment for xerostomia, employing a composition having the active ingredient of carbamide peroxide. The carbamide peroxide compound contains urea and hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide remains stable until the carbamide peroxide is applied to the mouth and contacts the water inherent therein. On contact, the hydrogen peroxide is freed from the urea, allowing the hydrogen peroxide to react within the mouth. The resulting chemical and mechanical reaction stimulates saliva within the mouth and thereby relieves the symptoms of xerostomia.

Priority:

Inventor: MORGAN SUSAN ANN [US]


Patent No.: US6200644B1  Issued: 13/Mar/2001

Title: Methods for manufacturing packaging board

Applicant/Assignee: STORA ENSO OYI OY ZEUS ULTRASTRUCTURES AB

Application No.: 09/308494   Filing Date: 14/Jul/1999

Abstract:

The invention is related to methods for manufacturing liquid-tight and gas-tight packaging board and a package, and products provided according to the said methods. According to the invention, a polymerizing reaction mixture is spread on paper or a board base of paperboard or cardboard, the mixture containing at least one silicon compound forming an inorganic, chain or crosslinked polymeric backbone containing alternating silicon and oxygen atoms, and at least one reactive, organic compound forming organic side chains and/or crosslinks in the polymeric backbone. The reaction mixture may form a colloidal solution in which, along with the polymerization, gelling takes place, whereupon the thus created gel is dried, densified and cured to form a liquid-tight and gas-tight layer of coating. In addition to oxygen and silicon, the said chain-like or crosslinked polymeric backbone can contain metal atoms which replace the silicon, and the organic compound can contain, as a reactive group, an epoxy, an amino, a carboxyl, a carbonyl, a vinyl or a methacrylate group. Furthermore, a joint-forming polymeric coating can be spread on the previously obtained, tight glassy layer of coating to close the manufactured package. Products, to which the paper or the board coated according to the invention can be applied, include milk and juice containers or similar packages of liquid foodstuffs, bag-type foodstuff packages, heat-sealed, peelable covers of containers and boxes, and microwave and conventional oven trays.

Priority: FI19960004661 Applic. Date: 1996-11-22; WO1997FI00700 Applic. Date: 1997-11-17

Inventor: ULFSTEDT JACK OWE LENNART [FI]; KUKKO LIISA MARJATTA [FI]; PENTTINEN TAPANI [FI]


Patent No.: US6201038B1  Issued: 13/Mar/2001

Title: Hydrophilically modified curable silicone impression material

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/250927   Filing Date: 18/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides hydrophilically modified curable silicone dental impression materials comprising an addition curable silicone prepolymer composition and a polymerizable hydrophilic modifier. The addition curable silicone prepolymer in the composition of the present invention comprises blended vinyl terminated organopolysiloxane fluids, an organohydrogen polysiloxane crosslinker, a platinum catalyst, a retarder, filler and optional additives. The cured compositions have a stable hydrophilic nature, excellent mechanical properties, and maximum long-term dimensional stability.

Priority:

Inventor: WALLER DUNCAN E [US]; XIE XIAOYI [US]


Patent No.: US6201110B1  Issued: 13/Mar/2001

Title: Polypeptide with reduced respiratory allergenicity

Applicant/Assignee: NOVO NORDISK A/S

Application No.: 09/610751   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to modified polypeptides with reduced respiratory allergenicity comprising a parent polypeptide with a molecular weight from between 10 kDa and 100 kDa conjugated to a polymer with a molecular weight (Mr) in the range of 1 kDa and 60 kDa. The modified polypeptide are produced using a process including the step of conjugating from 1 to 30 polymer molecules with the parent polypeptide. Further the invention relates to compositions comprising said polypeptides and further ingredients normally used in e.g. detergents, including dishwashing detergents and soap bars, household article, agrochemicals, personal care products, cosmetics, toiletries, oral and dermal pharmaceuticals, composition for treating textiles, and compositions used for manufacturing food and feed. Finally the invention is directed to uses of polypeptides with reduced allergenicity or compositions thereof for reducing the allergenicity of products for a vast number of industrial applications.

Priority: DK19940001395 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001396 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001397 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001398 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001399 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001400 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; DK19940001401 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; WO1995DK00497 Applic. Date: 1995-12-07; US1999-405311 Applic. Date: 1999-09-20; US1998-150891 Applic. Date: 1998-09-10; US1997-836293 Applic. Date: 1997-05-12

Inventor: OLSEN ARNE AGERLIN [DK]; HANSEN LARS BO [DK]; BECK THOMAS CHRISTIAN [DK]


Patent No.: US6202387B1  Issued: 20/Mar/2001

Title: Apparatus and method for banding wrapped silverware

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/388779   Filing Date: 02/Sep/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for banding a wrapped silverware arrangement with a two-sided segment of banding material bearing a treatable adhesive on one side thereof utilizes a pair of jaw members which are movable between open and closed conditions for capturing a wrapped silverware arrangement and a clamp assembly for releasably holding an end of a banding material segment. With an end of the banding material segment held by the clamp assembly and the jaw members being disposed in an open condition, the jaw members are lowered onto a wrapped silverware arrangement so that the banding material segment is draped across the wrapped silverware arrangement and so that subsequent movement of the jaw members to the closed condition captures the silverware arrangement between the jaw members and positions the banding material segment in an inverted U-shaped orientation about the wrapped silverware arrangement. The one end of the banding material segment is thereafter released from the clamp assembly and exposed to heat to render the adhesive borne by one region of the segment tacky. The wrapped silverware arrangement is thereafter rotated about its longitudinal axis so that the tacky region of adhesive is moved into contact with another surface region of the banding material segment so that the banding material segment is thereby secured in a band about the wrapped silverware arrangement.

Priority: US1998-188814 Applic. Date: 1998-11-09

Inventor: BROWN WILLIAM EDWARD [US]; CLANTON DWIGHT [US]; MUDD REGINALD M [US]; GRAY CHARLES WOODARD [US]


Patent No.: US6202597B1  Issued: 20/Mar/2001

Title: Filter for aquaria

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/382652   Filing Date: 25/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A filter for aquaria has a bag shape, an outermost layer of filter cloth made of long fiber non-fabric, an inner layer of filter net made of polyester, a mouth inlet formed in one end and the other end closed to form a hollow interior lengthwise passage for water to enter therein. Then filthy water of an aquarium may flow through a connect tube connected to the inlet into the hollow interior passage, and gradually seep through the inner layer of filter net and the outer layer of filter cloth in any direction and of a large area through small and tiny air holes of the two layers to receive filtering process to seep out of the outer surface of the filter cloth and fall into the aquarium again. The filter can be judged by users whether or not to be replaced with a new one by the color of the filter cloth.

Priority:

Inventor: HSIUNG YUNG-LI [TW]


Patent No.: US6203803B1  Issued: 20/Mar/2001

Title: Use of a substance P antagonist in a cosmetic composition, and the composition thus obtained

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 08/881272   Filing Date: 24/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention concerns the use of a substance P antagonist in a cosmetic composition used to treat sensitive skin. More specifically, the invention relates to a substance P antagonist used to prevent and/or combat skin irritations, desquamation, erythemas, sensations of dysesthesia/overheating, or pruritus of the skin.

Priority: US1994-358562 Applic. Date: 1994-12-14

Inventor: DE LACHARRIERE OLIVIER [FR]; BRETON LIONEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6204234B1  Issued: 20/Mar/2001

Title: Cleaning compositions comprising a specific oxygenase

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTOR & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/462560   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cleaning compositions, including laundry, dishwashing, hard surface cleaner, oral/dental cleaning compositions, comprising a proteinic substrate based oxygenase, which provide effective and efficient cleaning of proteic based stains and/or soils such as protein containing food stains/soils and everyday body soils and provide sanitisation of the treated surfaces. Furthermore, the cleaning compositions of the present invention provide fabric realistic items cleaning and whitening performance when formulated as a laundry detergent composition.

Priority: WO1997US12280 Applic. Date: 1997-07-09

Inventor: HERBOTS IVAN MAURICE ALFONS JA [BE]; BUSCH ALFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6204270B1  Issued: 20/Mar/2001

Title: Ophthalmic and mucosal preparations

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/439636   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A composition to treat mucosal disorders includes a therapeutically effective quantity of an anti-TNF-alpha agent and a mucoadhessive delivery system.

Priority:

Inventor: RON EYAL S [US]; TAMARKIN DOV [IL]


Patent No.: US6204302B1  Issued: 20/Mar/2001

Title: Photosensitizers for free radical polymerization initiation resins and method of making the same

Applicant/Assignee: BISCO, INC

Application No.: 09/444476   Filing Date: 19/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A photoinitiator composition that includes (a) 1-aryl-2-alkyl-1,2-ethanedione and (b) a rigid 1,2-dione in a weight ratio of (a):(b) in a range of about 1:20 to about 20:1 is disclosed. The photoinitiator composition can be used in a photocurable dental composition in an amount sufficient to achieve a degree of double-bond conversion of at least 50%. Methods for making the photocurable dental composition are also disclosed.

Priority: US19980109407P Applic. Date: 1998-11-20

Inventor: RAWLS H RALPH [US]; PARK YEONG-JOON [KR]; CHAE KYU-HO [KR]


Patent No.: US6206958B1  Issued: 27/Mar/2001

Title: Dental porcelain compositions

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/354082   Filing Date: 15/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Porcelain compositions of the present invention comprises particulate of one or more glass or glass-ceramic powder components. Additionally, one or more opacifing agents, pigments, fluorescing agents and the like may be included in the composition. Based on volume percent, the particulate has a d10 of from about 1.1 and about 1.8 microns

a d50 of from about 3 to about 6 microns

a d90 of from about 8 to about 16 microns

and about 1.0 to about 4.0% by volume of the particulate has a particle size greater than or equal to about 20 microns. The mean particle size is preferably in the range of about 3.0 microns to about 7.5 microns.

Priority: US1998-118539 Applic. Date: 1998-07-17

Inventor: PANZERA PAUL [US]; PRUDEN JANA N [US]; BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; KAISER LISA M [US]; BRIGHTLY RICHARD A [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]


Patent No.: US6207137B1  Issued: 27/Mar/2001

Title: Dental formulation

Applicant/Assignee: C.S. BIOSCIENCE, INC

Application No.: 09/209621   Filing Date: 11/Dec/1998

Abstract:

An orally absorbable improved dental formulation is provided. The dental formulation includes a base to which an active component is added. The active component comprises, based on the overall weight thereof, Vitamin C in an amount between about 10 and 25 weight percent, and Co-enzyme Q-10 (or ubiquinone), in an amount between 10 and 25 weight percent, are added.

Priority: US1997-874107 Applic. Date: 1997-06-12; US2001-818870 Applic. Date: 2001-03-28

Inventor: SHUCH DAVID J [US]; CUROTOLA GERALD P [US]


Patent No.: US6207139B1  Issued: 27/Mar/2001

Title: Anti-tartar dental product and related method

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/395064   Filing Date: 13/Sep/1999

Abstract:

An oral product and method is provided for inhibiting tartar formation on the teeth. The product is housed in a container and includes a first composition containing a water soluble calcium phosphate salt or monolithic combination of calcium and phosphate salts in a carrier with the first composition having a pH less than 7, and a second composition containing an alkaline material and a fluoride ion source in a carrier to achieve a pH greater than 7.5. The first and second compositions are separated from one another prior to use. When combined upon application to the teeth, the first and second compositions form a system for inhibiting tartar around the teeth.

Priority: US19990129779P Applic. Date: 1999-04-16

Inventor: LEE G JAE [US]; ZIEMKIEWICZ ALEXANDER GEORGE [US]; WILLIAMS DAVID ROBERT [US]; BARROW STEPHEN ROY [US]


Patent No.: US6207149B1  Issued: 27/Mar/2001

Title: Starch binding domains (SBDs) for oral care products

Applicant/Assignee: NOVO NORDISK A/S

Application No.: 09/276071   Filing Date: 25/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral care composition comprising a Starch Binding Domain and further ingredients conventionally used in oral care compositions, oral care products, and the use of SBDs for oral care purposes.

Priority: DK19960001128 Applic. Date: 1996-10-11; WO1997DK00446 Applic. Date: 1997-10-13

Inventor: FUGLSANG CLAUS CRONE [DK]; TSUCHIYA RIE [DK]


Patent No.: US6207201B1  Issued: 27/Mar/2001

Title: Sodium hypochlorite based disinfectant and sterilizer for medical-surgical instruments

Applicant/Assignee: AMUCHINA INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 08/765047   Filing Date: 23/May/1997

Abstract:

A first embodiment of the present invention is directed to an aqueous disinfectant solution comprising an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal hypochlorite, an amount of base sufficient to raise the pH of the solution to at least 12, and water. A second embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for sterilizing medical and dental instruments and hard surfaces which comprises contacting the medical or dental instruments or hard surfaces with an aqueous disinfecting solution comprising an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal hypochlorite, an amount of a base sufficient to raise the pH of the solution to at least 12, and water, for a time sufficient to disinfect the medical or dental instruments or hard surface.

Priority: WO1993US05091 Applic. Date: 1993-06-03

Inventor: PIACENZA GIUSEPPE [IT]


Patent No.: US6207411B1  Issued: 27/Mar/2001

Title: Bacteriocins

Applicant/Assignee: TEAGASC

Application No.: 08/945081   Filing Date: 13/Apr/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel anti-microbial agent, more particularly, a novel bacteriocin with nisin-like properties. The bacteriocin is designated lacticin 3147 and has the following properties: a molecular weight of approximately 2.8 kDa

inhibiting activity against lactococci, lactobacilli, enterococci, bacilli, leuconostocs, pediococci, clostridia, staphylococci and streptococci

sensitivity to the proteases trypsin, alpha-chymotrypsin, proteinase K and pronase E but not pepsin

heat-stability

activity at acid pH

and the capability of inhibiting nisin-producing bacterial strains.

Priority: IE19950000269 Applic. Date: 1995-04-12; WO1996IE00022 Applic. Date: 1996-04-12

Inventor: ROSS REYNOLDS PAUL [IE]; REA MARY CLARE [IE]; RYAN MARIE PHILIPPA [IE]; HILL COLIN [IE]


Patent No.: US6207703B1  Issued: 27/Mar/2001

Title: Methods and materials for treating and preventing inflammation of mucosal tissue

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/176990   Filing Date: 22/Oct/1998

Abstract:

The invention involves methods and materials for treating and preventing non-invasive fungus-induced mucositis. Specifically, the invention involves administrating an antifungal agent such that it contact mucus in an amount, at a frequency, and for a duration effective to prevent, reduce, or eliminate non-invasive fungus-induced rhinosinusitis. This invention also provides methods and materials for diagnosing non-invasive fungus-induced rhinosinusitis and culturing non-invasive fungus from a mammalian mucus sample as well as specific antifungal formulations and medical devices for treating and preventing non-invasive fungus-induced rhinosinusitis. In addition, the invention provides methods and materials for treating and preventing other non-invasive fungus-induced mucositis conditions such as chronic otitis media, chronic colitis, and Crohn's disease. Further, the invention involves methods and materials for treating and preventing chronic asthma symptoms.

Priority: US19970062709P Applic. Date: 1997-10-22; US19970063414P Applic. Date: 1997-10-28; US19970063418P Applic. Date: 1997-10-28; US19980083272P Applic. Date: 1998-04-28; US19980086397P Applic. Date: 1998-05-22

Inventor: PONIKAU JENS [US]


Patent No.: US6210163B1  Issued: 03/Apr/2001

Title: Composition and method for cosmetically improving and altering the appearance of teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/370325   Filing Date: 09/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A composition and method for altering the appearance of teeth, including whitening or otherwise colorizing teeth, to cover discolorations and stains, or to provide a fashionable color on the tooth which can be selectively removed, the composition comprising a lac based compound solubilized for applying on the surface of a tooth, and a method including selecting the color to be applied, preparing the colorized compound to be applied to a tooth, exposing the tooth to be covered, applying a colorized compound to the enamel surface of the tooth, and allowing the compound to dry on the tooth, and selectively removing the compound from the tooth.

Priority: US1998-054898 Applic. Date: 1998-04-03

Inventor: COHEN MORTON [US]


Patent No.: US6210863B1  Issued: 03/Apr/2001

Title: Borate coinitiators for photopolymerization

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/314391   Filing Date: 19/May/1999

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula I or I'in which R1 and R2 independently of one another, for example, are an aromatic hydrocarbon, with the proviso that the aromatic hydrocarbon radical is substituted in at least one o-position, or R1 and R2, for example, independently of one another are C1-C20alkyl, which is substituted by R9R10R11Si

R2a is, for example, a divalent aromatic hydrocarbon radical

R3 is C1-C20alkyl which is substituted by R9R10R11Si or is an aromatic hydrocarbon

R4 is, for example, C1-C20alkyl, C3-C12cycloalkyl or phenyl-C1-C6alkyl

E is R14R15R16P or R8R8aR7N

R7, R8 and R8a and R9, R10 and R11 independently of one another are, for example, C1-C12alkyl

R14, R15 and R16 independently of one another are substituted phenyl and G is a radical which is able to form positive ions, with the proviso that, if R1, R2 and R3 are 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl, R4 is not C2-C20alkyl or C2-C8alkenyl, are suitable for use as particularly reactive photoinitiators.

Priority: CH19950003342 Applic. Date: 1995-11-24; US1996-755380 Applic. Date: 1996-11-21

Inventor: CUNNINGHAM ALLAN FRANCIS [CH]; KUNZ MARTIN [DE]; KURA HISATOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6211197B1  Issued: 03/Apr/2001

Title: Prostaglandin receptor ligands

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK FROSST CANADA & CO

Application No.: 09/411505   Filing Date: 04/Oct/1999

Abstract:

Compounds and methods for treating prostaglandin mediated diseases, and certain pharmaceutical compositions thereof are disclosed. The compounds are represented by formula II:The compounds of the invention are structurally different from NSAIDs and opiates, and are antagonists of the pain and inflammatory effects of E-type prostaglandins.

Priority: US19980103564P Applic. Date: 1998-10-07

Inventor: BELLEY MICHEL [CA]; LABELLE MARC [CA]; LACHANCE NICHOLAS [CA]; GALLANT MICHEL [CA]; CHAURET NATHALIE [CA]; TRIMBLE LAIRD A [CA]; LI CHUN [CA]


Patent No.: US6213125B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Device for protecting the face of a wearer

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 09/191580   Filing Date: 13/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A device for protecting the face of a wearer is provided and includes a gas pervious mask dimensioned to fit over the nose and mouth of a wearer. A shield is coupled to the gas pervious mask. The shield is at least partially transparent over the eyes of the wearer. The shield is dimensioned to cover the gas pervious mask and the eyes of the wearer.

Priority: US19980093061P Applic. Date: 1998-04-30

Inventor: REESE GEORGE D [US]; BRUNSON KEVIN K [US]


Patent No.: US6213300B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Refillable towelette dispensing package

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO,INC

Application No.: 09/566221   Filing Date: 05/May/2000

Abstract:

A towelette product is provided which includes a stack of flexible towelettes, a refill package for storing the towelettes and a cover housing surrounding the refill package. The refill package has deck and floor walls in parallel relationship to one another. An aperture in the deck allows access and egress of individual towelettes and is circumscribed by a rigid mouth with a coupling structure. The cover housing is formed with a roof on an upper surface and an open mouth along a lower edge. A dispensing port of the roof is defined by a rigid engagement wall directed downward toward the open mouth and engageable with the coupling structure of the rigid mouth in a sealable relationship to prevent moisture from transferring therebetween. Only a single seal is necessary to both join together refill and cover housing and serve as a towelette dispensing orifice.

Priority: US19990144781P Applic. Date: 1999-07-20

Inventor: FLAIG RAYMOND MICHAEL [US]; TELESCA JOSEPHINE [US]


Patent No.: US6213516B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Presentation case

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/660232   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A document presentation folder is formed from a base sheet of stiff material and a front cover. The front cover is formed with an exposed outer sheet of a nonopaque material and an inner sheet that forms a pocket with the outer sheet. The base sheet is folded in articulated fashion to define a spine demarcation and a narrow front cover attachment strip which has an attachment edge. One side of the outer front cover sheet is positioned against and overlaps the portion of the front cover attachment strip immediately adjacent thereto. The outer cover sheet and the front cover attachment strip of the base sheet are attached together by a single, continuous linear heat seal. A title sheet is removably inserted into the pocket defined between the inner and outer sheets of the front cover. A printed indicia on the face of the title sheet is thereby clearly visible through the nonopaque outer sheet of the front cover. The title sheet may be changed at will providing the document binder with a user-selected title or other indicia of contents. The size of the pocket is configured to snugly receive a standard eight and a half by eleven inch sheet of paper as a title sheet.

Priority:

Inventor: ONG BON S [US]


Patent No.: US6213662B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Toothbrush with paste dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/580912   Filing Date: 26/May/2000

Abstract:

A toothbrush with paste dispenser for brushing teeth. The toothbrush with paste dispenser includes a housing with a reservoir portion and a head portion extending from the reservoir portion. The reservoir portion has toothpaste therein. The head portion has a plurality of bristles coupled to a bristled portion thereof. The head portion has a tube extending therethrough an opening in the bristled portion and in communication with the reservoir portion. The toothpaste is forced through the tube such that a portion of the toothpaste and dispensed onto the bristles. An ejection assembly ejects the toothpaste from the reservoir portion.

Priority: US1999-311412 Applic. Date: 1999-05-13

Inventor: ALJANEDI MOHDSAMEER Y [US]


Patent No.: US6213776B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Precious metal bonding composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/535800   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A bonding material for joining a polymeric veneering material or porcelain ceramic to a metal framework of a dental restoration or dental prosthesis before sintering the porcelain at a suitable temperature to form a clinically unbreakable structure. The bonding material is composed of finely divided metal particles including at least 50% gold or a gold alloy as its major constituent and finely divided particles of a carbonaceous material preferably of activated carbon.

Priority:

Inventor: SHOHER ITZHAK [IL]; WHITEMAN AHARON [IL]


Patent No.: US6213777B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Apparatus for cleaning and storing dental appliances

Applicant/Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

Application No.: 09/305645   Filing Date: 05/May/1999

Abstract:

A new and useful apparatus for cleaning and storing dental appliances and similar articles. This apparatus incorporates a container filled with a liquid dentifrice together with an elongated structure to suspend a dental appliance in the dentifrice. The dental appliance can easily be stored in and removed from the apparatus without undue mess or inconvenience to the user.

Priority:

Inventor: SEITZINGER JEANA L [US]


Patent No.: US6214049B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Method and apparatus for augmentating osteointegration of prosthetic implant devices

Applicant/Assignee: COMFORT BIOMEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 09/231907   Filing Date: 14/Jan/1999

Abstract:

Bone augmentation in a mammalian body to enhance the mechanical strength of a prosthesis is provided by reinforcement of bone in the region surrounding the implant device. A number of fibrillar wires are formed on the prosthetic implant device. Formation of the fibrillar wires comprises gauging the implant device so that the fibrillar wires are formed by peeling them from the implant device. Alternatively, formation of the fibrillar wires may comprise forming a mesh of fibrillar wires having a woolly structure, forming the mesh around the prosthetic implant device, and attaching a number of the fibrillar wires to the prosthetic implant device. A coating is formed on the fibrillar wires and an associated prosthetic implant device. The coating comprises bone morphogenetic proteins along with osteoinductive factors and osteoconductive factors that function as nutrients, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agents, and blood-clotting factors. The polymer is a polymer matrix component comprising lactic acid, glycolic acid, and copolymers of lactic acid and glycolic acid. The osteoinductive coating combined with the fibrillar wool or prongs should allow for optimal osteointegration and physiologic load distribution of a implant device resulting in prosthetic success when placed in the human body.

Priority:

Inventor: GAYER GREGORY G [US]; COMFORT CHRISTOPHER J [US]


Patent No.: US6214101B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Paste-type dental glass ionomer cement composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/244638   Filing Date: 04/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A paste-type dental glass ionomer cement composition is disclosed as comprising a first paste comprising an alpha-beta unsaturated carboxylic acid polymer, water, and a filler not reactive with the alpha-beta unsaturated carboxylic acid polymer

and a second paste comprising a fluoroaluminosilicate glass powder and a polymerizable monomer free of an acid group, wherein at least one of the first paste and the second paste contains a polymerization catalyst. By employing a construction such that a dental glass ionomer cement composition comprising a powder component and a liquid component is made pasty, the invention makes it possible to achieve the mixing by a easy operation, whereby both of the first paste and the second paste are mixed with each other to achieve curing of the composition.

Priority: JP19980051264 Applic. Date: 1998-02-18

Inventor: NAKASEKO HISASHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6214320B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Oral compositions containing anticalculus and antiplaque agents

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 07/926016   Filing Date: 07/Aug/1992

Abstract:

An antiplaque and anticalculus oral composition containing an antimicrobial agent such as chlorohexidine or triclosan and an azacycloalkane-2,2-diphosphonic compound.

Priority: US1991-794783 Applic. Date: 1991-11-25; US1990-631232 Applic. Date: 1990-12-20; US1990-594598 Applic. Date: 1990-10-09

Inventor: GAFFAR ABDUL [US]; AFFILITTO JOHN J [US]; POLEFKA THOMAS G [US]; NABI NURAN [US]; JOZIAK MARILOU T [US]


Patent No.: US6214373B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Nutritional composition for treating inflammatory bowel diseases

Applicant/Assignee: SNOWDEN-SUTTON ASSOCIATES, INC

Application No.: 09/414666   Filing Date: 07/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A nutritional composition and method useful for treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases is disclosed, the composition comprising selected vitamins and mineral salts for oral administration to a subject having an inflammatory bowel disease. The composition comprises an excess of vitamin D and vitamin B12, contains vitamin C and iron in quantities promoting good absorption, contains water miscible forms of the fat soluble vitamins, and no phosphate or carbonate salts. Preferably, the iron is present as ferrous fumarate. And, preferably the composition is essentially free of magnesium.

Priority:

Inventor: SNOWDEN ROBERT B [US]


Patent No.: US6214788B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2001

Title: Use of cubebol as a flavoring ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 09/536703   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The use of (-)-cubebol, or (-)-(1R,4S,5R,6R,7S,10R)-7-isopropyl-4, 10-dimethyl-tricyclo[4.4.0.0(1,5)]decan-4-ol of the formulaas a flavoring, and the foods and various other products flavored with cubebol.

Priority: CH19990000606 Applic. Date: 1999-03-31

Inventor: VELAZCO MARIA INES [CH]; WUENSCHE LAURENT [CH]; DELADOEY PATRICE [CH]


Patent No.: US6217215B1  Issued: 17/Apr/2001

Title: Closure mechanism having a perceptible feedback system

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/348911   Filing Date: 07/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A closure arrangement for a flexible package includes first and second opposing profiles having a continuous cross-section. The first profile includes a first plurality of feedback devices. The second profile includes a second plurality of feedback devices. The first and second plurality of feedback devices interact to allow a user of the package to sense when the first and second profiles are interlocking. The first plurality of feedback devices of the first profile may include feedback ridges, feedback depressions, or catches. Methods of sealing a package having feedback devices are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: TOMIC MLADOMIR [US]


Patent No.: US6217216B1  Issued: 17/Apr/2001

Title: Reclosable plastic bag with non-perforated tear zone

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/422696   Filing Date: 21/Oct/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides reclosable plastic bags that a laboratory worker wearing gloves can open safely without the use of any tool or utensil and without increasing the risk of contact between the contents of the bag and the user. The reclosable plastic bags of the present invention may be made from an extruded plastic bag film web that may be cut or otherwise formed into a bag comprising a first wall on which a first closure profile element is disposed and a second wall on which a second closure profile element is disposed. On either wall or both walls, below the closure profile element, the plastic film web may be formed into subsections having different thicknesses. One of the subsections may be thinner cross-section, formed of a thinner bag film web, thus creating a "tear zone" that may have a substantially linear, not substantially cross-linked, molecular alignment. A sufficient distance from the centerline of that thin subsection, on either side or both sides of the thin subsection, one or more strips may be formed of sufficient mass, weight, or strength to reduce at least partially the lateral forces that might otherwise act in or on the thin section during extrusion to cause unacceptable wrinkling of the thin section and/or surrounding sections. The present invention also provides apparatus, die assemblies, and methods for manufacturing the reclosable plastic bags of the present invention. The present invention further provides reclosable closure profiles that create a partial seal substantially preventing a closure profile element from contacting either the contents of the bag or the ambient air or moisture.

Priority: US1996-604851 Applic. Date: 1996-02-22

Inventor: TAHERI NOSSI [US]


Patent No.: US6217545B1  Issued: 17/Apr/2001

Title: Filter with varying density which is responsive to fluid flow

Applicant/Assignee: POREX TECHNOLOGIES CORP

Application No.: 09/246544   Filing Date: 08/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A filter is provided within a transparent drinking straw. The filter has a dense core region and a less dense outer peripherial region. The filter is retained in place within the straw by frictional forces under static conditions. The frictional forces which maintain the filter in place under static conditions may be overcome by fluid flowing through the straw causing the filter to move within the conduit. The filter may support particulate matter which may be a medication or drug. Accordingly, the device may be used as delivery device for drugs administered by oral ingestion. Movement of the filter from a first to a second position provides a visual indication that a predetemined volume of fluid has passed through the conduit.

Priority:

Inventor: HALDOPOULOS IOAKIM IKE [US]


Patent No.: US6217851B1  Issued: 17/Apr/2001

Title: Anti-caries oral compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Application No.: 26132   Filing Date: 19/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral compositions containing anti-caries agents distributed in an oral vehicle. In particular, the present invention provides oral compositions containing calcium, arginine and a cariostatic anion distributed in an oral vehicle. A method for preparing oral compositions containing anti-caries agents is also provided by the present invention. A method of reducing dental caries is described which comprises delivering a therapeutically effective amount of an oral composition containing calcium, arginine and a cariostatic anion into the oral cavity.

Priority: US1996-611206 Applic. Date: 1996-03-05

Inventor: KLEINBERG ISRAEL [US]; ACEVEDO ANA MARIA [VE]; CHATTERJEE ROBI [US]


Patent No.: US6218389B1  Issued: 17/Apr/2001

Title: Acyclic metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 09/127678   Filing Date: 31/Jul/1998

Abstract:

The invention provides compounds of formulaas described in the claims, or an optical isomer, diastereomer or enantiomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt, or biohydrolyzable amide, ester, or imide thereof are useful as inhibitors of metalloproteases.Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating diseases, disorders and conditions characterized by metalloprotease activity using these compounds or the pharmaceutical compositions containing them.

Priority: US19970054348P Applic. Date: 1997-07-31

Inventor: ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; BOOKLAND ROGER GUNNARD [US]; TAIWO YETUNDE OLABISI [US]; BRADLEY RIMMA SANDLER [US]; BUSH RODNEY DEAN [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; PIKUL STANISLAW [US]


Patent No.: US6218461B1  Issued: 17/Apr/2001

Title: Silicone composition curing at room temperature and the use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 09/255958   Filing Date: 23/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A silicone composition curing at room temperature by condensation, which is suitable especially as a dental molding composition. The silicone composition consists of the a) base paste containing a filler and polyorganosiloxane having hydroxy groups, b) and the activator component containing in addition to crosslinking agent and catalyst also a polyaddition product with alkoxysilyl groups in the molecule. The base paste and activator component can be mixed uniformly together and can be offered with special advantage in double cartridges.

Priority: DE19981008557 Applic. Date: 1998-02-28

Inventor: SCHWABE PETER [DE]; FRECKMANN MICHAEL [DE]; NEHREN KLAUS-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6220258B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2001

Title: Extruded plastic toothpick and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/523272   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A packet of toothpicks has a one-piece plastic sheet, folded onto itself to provide two layers of plastic toothpicks, each of which toothpicks has a handle portion and a cleaning portion. The cleaning portion is embossed to form a surface that will abrade plaque. Flavoring, or other chemical, may be placed in pockets or grooves formed in the embossed area.

Priority: US19990124395P Applic. Date: 1999-03-15

Inventor: BRIGGS ROBERT B [US]; BEDIGIAN GAYLE B [US]


Patent No.: US6220484B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2001

Title: Dispensing spout-to-bottle security strap

Applicant/Assignee: AUTOMATIC BAR CONTROLS, INC

Application No.: 09/417379   Filing Date: 13/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A beverage dispensing device includes a dispensing spout disposed at the mouth of a bottle. A single-piece, disposable security strap is used to secure the spout to the bottle to prevent unauthorized removal of the spout to dispense drinks. The spout has a distal portion with a spout opening and a proximal shoulder larger in cross-sectional than the distal portion. The security strap includes a strap ring having an opening configured to surround and capture the proximal shoulder of the spout. The strap further includes at least a pair of connecting portions extending from the strap ring. Each connecting portion has an affixing member at an end. At least one of the affixing members has a self-adhering surface for adhering to the exterior of the bottle. To dispense the beverage, the strap is broken and discarded.

Priority:

Inventor: MARTINDALE RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6221840B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2001

Title: Intestinal trefoil proteins

Applicant/Assignee: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 08/631469   Filing Date: 12/Apr/1996

Abstract:

Intestinal trefoil factors and nucleic acids encoding intestinal trefoil factors are disclosed. The intestinal trefoil factors disclosed are resistent to destruction in the digestive tract and can be used for the treatment of peptic ulcer diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases and other insults.

Priority: US1994-191352 Applic. Date: 1994-02-02; US1993-037741 Applic. Date: 1993-03-25; US1992-837192 Applic. Date: 1992-02-13; US1991-655965 Applic. Date: 1991-02-14

Inventor: PODOLSKY DANIEL K [US]


Patent No.: US6221931B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2001

Title: Dental restorative composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/375508   Filing Date: 17/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A dental restorative composition is disclosed, comprising: (a) a methacrylate or acrylate monomer, (b) an organic-inorganic composite filler prepared by curing a mixture of a particulate filler having a mean particle size of 20 nm or less with a methacrylate or acrylate monomer having a viscosity of 60 cP or more and pulverizing the cured mixture, (c) a particulate filler having a mean particle size of 20 nm or less, and (d) a polymerization initiator, and further, if desired, (e) a glass powder having a maximum particle size of 5 mum or less and having a mean particle size of from 0.5 to 2 mum. The dental restorative composition according to the invention gives restorations having surface smoothness and transparency similar to natural teeth, having superior esthetics and superior physical properties such as bending strength and bending strain energy characteristics, and being provided with easy polishing.

Priority: JP19980248356 Applic. Date: 1998-09-02

Inventor: SAKUMA TETSURO [JP]; KATSU MAKOTO [JP]; UENO TAKAYUKI [JP]; NAKAGAKI NORIKAZU [JP]; KUMAGAI TOMOHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6224372B1  Issued: 01/May/2001

Title: Thin film denture reliner bonding aid and a process of securing dentures in the oral cavity

Applicant/Assignee: DEN-MAT CORPORATION

Application No.: 08/872969   Filing Date: 11/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A process for bonding a denture to the tissue surfaces of the jaw over which the denture is superimposed during use which comprises the steps of providing at the interface of the denture and the jaw's tissues, a liquid irreversible hydrocolloid of an alginate dental impression formulation, applying pressure to the denture so that it presses into the tissue surfaces and causes the liquid hydrocolloid to flow within such interface, and then allowing the hydrocolloid to solidify within the interface. Also described is a novel relatively-thin film, settable hydrocolloid denture aid and the set, cushiony, relatively-thin film denture aid obtained from it.

Priority:

Inventor: IBSEN ROBERT L [US]; KARLESKINT ELIZABETH A [US]


Patent No.: US6224376B1  Issued: 01/May/2001

Title: Dental cleaning liquid and gel

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/114343   Filing Date: 13/Jul/1998

Abstract:

An dental hygiene solution is provided comprising water

sodium tripolyphosphates in an amount from 100 to 1000 mg per gallon of water

disodium edetate in an amount from 0.01 to 1.0 ml of saturated solution per gallon of water (0.1 mg to 10 mg per gallon of water)

and a detergent in an amount from 1 to 10 ml per gallon of water, which detergent is effective to remove plaque from the tooth surface and thereby reduce the risk of oral diseases associated with plaque such as tooth decay or mouth ulcers. Further provided herein is a dental hygiene paste or gel comprising the same ingredients as the solution and further including a binding agent, such as carboxymethyl-celloulose sodium in an amount from 80 g to 150 g per gallon of water.

Priority: US1996-740238 Applic. Date: 1996-10-25; US1995-476205 Applic. Date: 1995-06-07; US1994-259917 Applic. Date: 1994-06-10

Inventor: CLOONAN RICHARD A [US]; TOWLE LAWRENCE E [US]


Patent No.: US6224378B1  Issued: 01/May/2001

Title: Method and apparatus for dental treatment using high pressure liquid jet

Applicant/Assignee: SURGIJET, INC

Application No.: 08/890496   Filing Date: 09/Jul/1997

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for dental procedures using a dental hydrojet tool having a cannula extending therefrom. The cannula is connected to a source of high pressure liquid, and delivers a high velocity, high pressure jet. For root canal procedures, the cannula is directed through an opening formed in the crown of the tooth, and the hydrojet is directed at the pulp, nerve and vascular tissue within the interior chamber. The jet may comprise medical-grade saline, disinfectant, antibiotic or abrasive solutions. All the soft tissue within the tooth is cut, excised, emulsified, and aspirated out of the tooth. The time required to excise, emulsify, and aspirate all the soft tissue within a typical molar is on the order of 10-240 seconds. The interior chamber of the tooth is completely aspirated and verified visually for completion of removal of all soft tissue, and then packed with an appropriate filler material, and the opening in the top of the tooth is filled or provided with a prosthetic crown. The fluid jet may comprise a pulsed jet formed by a pulse intensifier device in the handpiece of the dental hydrojet tool, or a steady stream jet emanating from the orifice. The jet may be used for caries removal, plaque and calculus removal, and soft tissue surgery.

Priority:

Inventor: VALDES JUAN C [US]; BAILEY RANDAL [US]; BALDWIN STEVE [US]; DOHERTY REX E [US]


Patent No.: US6224662B1  Issued: 01/May/2001

Title: Use of novel glass compositions in preparing dental glass pillars and support pillars, and method for producing the glass pillars

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/230045   Filing Date: 19/Jan/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of novel glass compositions in preparing dental glass pillars and support pillars, and method for producing the glass pillars. The glass material comprises a high percent of boron trioxide which makes possible a reduced alkali oxide content. The dental glass pillars thus obtained are bio-compatible and can be used in the preparation of dental bridgework, most preferably when posterior teeth serving for support of the said bridgework are missing.

Priority: CA19962261055 Applic. Date: 1996-07-19; WO1996HU00040 Applic. Date: 1996-07-19

Inventor: NEMETH LASZLO [HU]


Patent No.: US6224873B1  Issued: 01/May/2001

Title: Regulation of appetite, body weight and athletic function with materials derived from citrus varieties

Applicant/Assignee: ZHISHIN, LLC

Application No.: 09/142197   Filing Date: 31/Aug/1998

Abstract:

Materials derived from Citrus plants can be administered orally to humans for the purpose of producing or maintaining weight loss as well as for improving the person's physical performance and increasing the person's lean muscle mass. The Citrus materials include those portions of the plant that are normally considered waste or inedible, such as the leaves, peel, and immature, unripe fruit. The materials contain at least one of the alkaloids from the group consisting of synephrine, hordenine, octopamine, tyramine and N-methyltyramine (1). Two species, Citrus aurantium and Citrus reticulata, are particularly useful. The materials can be administered in their natural form or as extracts, and can be administered in various ways including capsules and tablets. The Citrus materials may also be used as a tea. For weight loss and weight control, the materials can be administered concurrently with caloric restriction or in the absence of caloric restriction. The materials may also be administered for the purpose of increasing muscle mass concurrently with a high protein diet as well as with an exercise program.

Priority: WO1996US16213 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30

Inventor: JONES DENNIS [US]


Patent No.: US6227142B1  Issued: 08/May/2001

Title: Apparatus and method for recognizing and determining the position of a part of an animal

Applicant/Assignee: ALFA LAVAL AGRI, AB

Application No.: 09/402216   Filing Date: 29/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for recognizing and determining the position of a part of an animal. The apparatus comprises a source of structured light for illuminating a region expected to contain at least one part in such a way that an object illuminated by the light simultaneously or discrete in time is partitioned into at least two illuminated areas, where each two illuminated areas are separated by a not illuminated area, an image capture device arranged to capture at least one image formed by the light and provide an image signal, the apparatus further comprising image signal processing device to respond to the captured image signal and a control device to determine if the illuminated object is the part by comparing the image of the illuminated object to reference criteria defining different objects, and if the illuminated object is established to be the part of the animal, the position thereof is established, an animal related device and the device to guide the animal related device towards to the position of the part.

Priority: SE19970001231 Applic. Date: 1997-04-04; WO1997SE02194 Applic. Date: 1997-12-19

Inventor: BIRK UZI [SE]


Patent No.: US6228402B1  Issued: 08/May/2001

Title: Xylitol-containing non-human foodstuff and method

Applicant/Assignee: ADORE-A-PET, LTD

Application No.: 09/685268   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A pet foodstuff and treatment method for reducing the incidence of dental caries in non-human animals is provided. The treatment method includes orally administering the xylitol by allowing the pet to consume the xylitol-containing foodstuff in an effective amount. The pet foodstuff is composed of an effective amount of xylitol and an edible pet food. The xylitol may be present as a coating or in bulk.

Priority: US1999-346822 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; US1996-767001 Applic. Date: 1996-12-19

Inventor: WOLF PHYLLIS [US]; PELDYAK JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6229975B1  Issued: 08/May/2001

Title: Electrophotographic apparatus having a device for toner delivery

Applicant/Assignee: OC+ė PRINTING SYSTEMS GMBH

Application No.: 09/284560   Filing Date: 16/Jul/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus for electrophotographic production of images on a printing medium, such as a printer or copier, has a printing unit fed with toner from a toner storage tank. Toner can be refilled into the tank through a closable opening without interrupting the printing operation.

Priority: DE19961042570 Applic. Date: 1996-10-15; WO1997DE02386 Applic. Date: 1997-10-15

Inventor: WILHELM BLASIUS [DE]; BOEHMER GEORG [DE]; JENAK KARL-HEINZ [DE]; KNOTT JOSEPH [DE]; BREMMER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6230050B1  Issued: 08/May/2001

Title: Methods and apparatus for the detection of dental caries

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

Application No.: 09/180923   Filing Date: 05/Aug/1999

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for the detection of dental caries. The method comprises the steps of placing at least one probe electrode in electrical contact with a surface of a patient's tooth, placing a second electrode in electrical contact with another part of the body of the patient, passing an alternating electrical current between said probe and second electrodes, and measuring the electrical impedance between the electrodes.

Priority: GB19960010101 Applic. Date: 1996-05-15; WO1997GB01282 Applic. Date: 1997-05-13

Inventor: PITTS NIGEL BERRY [GB]; LONGBOTTOM CHRISTOPHER [GB]; LOS PRZEMYSLAW [PL]


Patent No.: US6230717B1  Issued: 15/May/2001

Title: Motorized disposable toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/430647   Filing Date: 29/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A motorized, disposable toothbrush and method of using the same, the toothbrush including a housing with a handle portion, a neck portion and a head portion. At least one of the portions is constructed of a polymeric material. A brush head is rotatably mounted to the head portion, a variable, high speed motor being provided for effecting rotation of the brush head. The neck portion has a bend for orienting the brush head generally at a right angle for engagement of a user's teeth. A worm gear and flex joint assembly couples the motor to the brush head for effecting rotation thereof. A lithium based DC power source is provided for operation of the motor, power control being effected by a variable speed power control device which actuates rotation of the brush head in at least two power settings.

Priority: US1999-295147 Applic. Date: 1999-04-26

Inventor: MARX ALVIN J [US]; TARLOW KENNETH A [US]


Patent No.: US6231343B1  Issued: 15/May/2001

Title: Method for bleaching discolored tooth by titanium dioxide photocatalyst

Applicant/Assignee: AGENCY OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Application No.: 09/508109   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for bleaching a discolored tooth, comprising the steps of applying a solution/paste of titanium dioxide powder and hydrogen peroxide solution onto the surface of discolored teeth, and bleaching the tooth based on the photocatalytic action that is produced by irradiating this area with light

and to a bleaching agent for applying onto the surface of discolored tooth to bleach the discolored tooth based on the photocatalytic action that is produced by irradiating this area with light, the bleaching agent comprising as active ingredients a combination of hydrogen peroxide solution and titanium dioxide producing photocatalytic action when irradiated with light.

Priority: JP19970273650 Applic. Date: 1997-09-19; WO1998JP04220 Applic. Date: 1998-09-18

Inventor: ISHIBASHI TAKURO [JP]; ISHIBASHI KOUZO [JP]; TAODA HIROSHI [JP]; NONAMI TORU [JP]


Patent No.: US6231836B1  Issued: 15/May/2001

Title: Folic acid dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/477300   Filing Date: 04/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A non-alcoholic dentifrice for controlling gum disease and bad breath includes natural constituents such as nutrients which aid in cell reproduction, immunity, and wound healing and herbal supplements having anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. An optional embodiment of the solution includes approximately 10% by mass folic acid, 10% by mass zinc, 25% by mass myrrh oil, 25% by mass clove oil, and 30% by mass water. A single dose of five milliliters includes approximately 0.5 milligrams folic acid, 0.5 milligrams zinc, 1.25 milligrams myrrh oil, 1.25 milligrams clove oil, and 1.5 milligrams water.

Priority: US19990143386P Applic. Date: 1999-07-12

Inventor: TAKHTALIAN ROBERT [US]; TAKHTALIAN YVONNE M [US]


Patent No.: US6232303B1  Issued: 15/May/2001

Title: Process for preparing a hyaluronic acid fraction having a low polydispersion index

Applicant/Assignee: FIDIA ADVANCED BIOPOLYMERS S.R.L

Application No.: 09/426536   Filing Date: 26/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A process for preparing a hyaluronic acid fraction having an average molecular weight comprised between 5000 and 300,000 and a polydispersion index lower than 1.7, comprising treating the starting high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, contemporaneously with sodium hypochlorite and ultrasounds.

Priority: IT1995PD00244 Applic. Date: 1995-12-20; US1998-096646 Applic. Date: 1998-06-12

Inventor: CALLEGARO LANFRANCO [IT]; RENIER DAVIDE [IT]


Patent No.: US6233963B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Air conditioning cleaning apparatus, kits and methods

Applicant/Assignee: MOC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 09/482832   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are apparatus, kits and methods for cleaning an air conditioning unit having an air conduit defined by at least one wall with a hole therein the allows a cleaner to be introduced between a fan and a heat exchanger of the unit positioned along the conduit. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a resilient female component that is manually inserted into the hole. The female component has an opening therein that provides access to the conduit between the fan and the heat exchanger. A male component is removably received within the female component and it has a passageway therein that allows the cleaner to flow therethrough into the conduit. A plug is manually inserted into the opening upon removal of the male component. In another embodiment of the apparatus, a one way valve is attached to the wall at a point that allows a cleaner to be introduced between the fan and the heat exchanger of the unit, and a connector attached to a container of cleaner is removably attached to the one way valve. The connector, upon being attached to the one way valve, opens the valve. Upon being detached from the one way valve, the valve automatically opens. The kits hold the different pieces of the apparatus for assembly and connection to the air conditioning unit.

Priority: US19990136689P Applic. Date: 1999-05-28

Inventor: WACO MARK [US]


Patent No.: US6234005B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Particle analyzing system for a clean room smock and method of analyzing particles

Applicant/Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/206236   Filing Date: 07/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A particle analyzing system for a clean room smock includes a mannequin corresponding to the shape of a human body and having a clean room smock placed thereon. A gas supply apparatus is connected to the mannequin, and is operative to discharge a gas at a first set of sites on the mannequin. A particle supply apparatus is connected to the mannequin, and is operative to discharge particles at a second set of sites on the mannequin.

Priority: KR19970073508 Applic. Date: 1997-12-24

Inventor: HAN YOUN-SOO [KR]; KIM HYEUG-KI [KR]; KIM HYUN-JOON [KR]; KIM HO-WANG [KR]


Patent No.: US6234793B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Textured dental matrix bands and related methods

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/503689   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a dental matrix band used during tooth restoration procedures. The matrix bands have a smooth interior side which is placed in contact with the tooth requiring restoration. The exterior side a frictional engagement surface which is at least a portion of its surface that is configured to provide increased friction. Such a matrix band is placed around a tooth to be restored with the frictional engagement surface facing the embrasure or space between the teeth. A dental wedge can then be inserted into the embrasure against the frictional engagement surface to hold the dental matrix band stationary with respect to the tooth being restored. The frictional engagement surface is sufficiently rough that dental wedges are much less likely to slip out of an embrasure once positioned against the frictional engagement surface, thereby ensuring that a matrix band will be securely held in place by a dental wedge to enable the practioner to confidently proceed with the restoration. The matrix bands may be formed from opaque materials such as stainless steel or from materials which are at least translucent.

Priority: US1999-356629 Applic. Date: 1999-07-19

Inventor: BRATTESANI STEVEN J [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6234955B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Method for vascular occulusive therapy in gastrointestinal system

Applicant/Assignee: ENTERIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 09/412105   Filing Date: 04/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A method for treating a blood vessel in a wall forming a gastrointestinal tract of a body of a mammal. At least one nonaqueous solution is introduced from the gastrointestinal tract into the vessel. A nonbiodegradable solid is formed in the vessel in the vicinity of a portion of the vessel from the least one nonaqueous solution to create an occlusion in the vessel and thus terminate blood flow to the vessel distal of the occlusion.

Priority: US1999-232056 Applic. Date: 1999-01-15; US19980111884P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: SILVERMAN DAVID E [US]; STEIN ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US6235267B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Taste masking of phenolics using citrus flavors

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 09/298675   Filing Date: 23/Apr/1999

Abstract:

An oral rinse, dentifrice, or oral gel composition comprising:a) about 0.01 weight % to about 5 weight % of a citrus flavor, citrus flavor ingredient, or mixtures thereof

b) about 0.01 weight % to about 5 weight % of a phenolic, said phenolic selected from the group consisting of menthol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, thymol, triclosan, and mixtures thereof

andc) an orally acceptable carrier.The claimed composition is useful in retarding the development of plaque, treating gingivitis, and reducing the viable population of micro-organisms in the oral cavity of a mammal.

Priority: US1998-047741 Applic. Date: 1998-03-25; US19970042874P Applic. Date: 1997-03-31

Inventor: DELLI SANTI PATRICIA A [US]; NELSON DENNIS G A [US]


Patent No.: US6235268B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Antiplaque oral composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/514605   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2000

Abstract:

An oral antiplaque composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle and an effective antiplaque amount of 4-alkoxy substituted 2-hydroxy benzophenone compound having the following formula:where X, Y, X' and Y' represent hydrogen, and lower straight chain or branched C1-C4 alkyl radicals, C3-C6 cycloalkyls and R represents lower C1-C8 alkoxy radicals.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHERL DALE S [US]; SZELES LORI [US]; XU TAO [US]; GAFFAR ABDUL [US]


Patent No.: US6235269B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Oral care compositions comprising chlorite and methods

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/487692   Filing Date: 19/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral care compositions, including therapeutic rinses, especially mouth rinses, as well as toothpastes, gels, tooth powders, chewing gums, mouth sprays, and lozenges (including breath mints), comprising at least a minimally effective amount of chlorite ion, wherein preferably the pH of the final composition is greater than 7 and level of chlorine dioxide or chlorous acid is less than about 50 ppm, preferably is essentially free of chlorine dioxide or chlorous acid. This invention further relates to a method for treating or preventing gingivitis, plaque, periodontal disease, and/or breath malodor, and/or for the whitening of teeth, in humans or other animals, by applying a safe and effective amount of the chlorite ion composition to the oral cavity.

Priority: US1998-032234 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27

Inventor: WITT JONATHAN JAMES [US]; WIMALASENA ROHAN LALITH [US]; WONG ANDREW LEE [US]; GOULBOURNE JR ERIC ALTMAN [US]


Patent No.: US6238118B1  Issued: 29/May/2001

Title: Toothbrush with toothpaste feed system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/626828   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A toothbrush with a toothpaste feed system that includes a toothpaste cartridge feed handle, a hollow brush head, a resilient hinge openable neck structure connected between the toothpaste cartridge feed handle and the hollow brush head and providing a neck toothpaste passageway between a toothpaste feed end of a toothpaste cartridge cavity within toothpaste cartridge feed handle and a brush head toothpaste passageway formed within hollow brush head, and an accordion fold toothpaste filled cartridge with a rupturable perforated foil end that is sized to fit into the toothpaste cartridge cavity with the rupturable perforated foil end positioned within toothpaste feed end of toothpaste cartridge cavity. The back of the hollow brush head is provided with a flip open back cap that is in connection with the brush head toothpaste passageway and which is moveable into an open position to allow for cleaning of the brush head toothpaste passageway between uses.

Priority:

Inventor: TRYON TRACI L [US]


Patent No.: US6238463B1  Issued: 29/May/2001

Title: Process and device for the cleaning of exhaust air from kitchen equipment

Applicant/Assignee: ELOMA GMBH GROSSKICHENTECHNIK

Application No.: 09/374787   Filing Date: 16/Aug/1999

Abstract:

The present invention concerns a method of cleaning exhaust air from kitchen equipment, such as steamers, grilling equipment, baking ovens and the like. According to this method, the exhaust air is subjected to a pressure increase and then introduced into a fluid bath. The present invention also concerns a device (1) for cleaning exhaust air from kitchen equipment (3) for removing exhaust air from the kitchen equipment, having a pressure boosting device (7) for increasing the pressure in the exhaust air, a fluid bath (13) and an inlet line (9) for supplying exhaust air into the fluid bath (13).

Priority: EP19980115452 Applic. Date: 1998-08-17

Inventor: HELM PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6238491B1  Issued: 29/May/2001

Title: Niobium-titanium-zirconium-molybdenum (nbtizrmo) alloys for dental and other medical device applications

Applicant/Assignee: DAVITECH, INC

Application No.: 09/305881   Filing Date: 05/May/1999

Abstract:

The present invention is a medical implant or device fabricated, in any manner, from a niobium (Nb)-titanium (Ti)-zirconium (Zr)-Molybdenum (Mo) alloy (NbTiZrMo alloy). The implant or device has components at least partially fabricated from a metal alloy comprising a) between about 29 and 70 weight percent Nb

b) between about 10 and 46 weight percent Zr

c) between about 3 and 15 weight percent Mo

and a balance of titanium. The inventive alloy provides for a uniform beta structure which is corrosion resistant, and can be readily processed to develop high-strength and low-modulus, with the ability for conversion oxidation or nitridization surface hardening of the medical implant or device.

Priority:

Inventor: DAVIDSON JAMES A [US]; TUNEBERG LEE H [US]


Patent No.: US6238661B1  Issued: 29/May/2001

Title: Use of bacterial phage associated lysing enzymes for treating various illnesses

Applicant/Assignee: NEW HORIZONS DIAGNOSTICS CORP

Application No.: 09/497495   Filing Date: 18/Apr/2000

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of bacterial infections are disclosed which comprise administering to an individual an effective amount of a composition comprising an effective amount of lytic enzyme and a carrier for delivering the lytic enzyme. This method and composition can be used for the treatment of upper respiratory infections, skin infections, wounds, burns, vaginal infections, eye infections, intestinal disorders and dental problems.

Priority: US1999-395636 Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6241973B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2001

Title: Method and product for cleaning and/or whitening of teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/331777   Filing Date: 24/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A method and a product for cleaning and/or whitening of teeth. Natural human cysteine proteinases are employed for cleaning and whitening purposes and this activity can be blocked by natural cysteine protease inhibitors, which are released secondarily from the product at a later stage. The use of natural cysteine proteinases and their inhibitors provides the advantage that they are man's own proteins, and therefore the risk of allegorization is minimized. In addition, their enzyme kinetics are will known.

Priority: FI19970000012 Applic. Date: 1997-01-03; WO1998FI00001 Applic. Date: 1998-01-02

Inventor: RINNE ARI [FI]


Patent No.: US6241974B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2001

Title: Dentifrice compositions containing beta-phase calcium pyrophosphate an anticalculus agent, and fluoride

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 08/839225   Filing Date: 22/Apr/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed are dentifrice compositions comprising from about 30% to about 45% of beta-phase calcium pyrophosphate, an anticalculus agent, a soluble fluoride ion source capable of providing from about 50 ppm to about 3500 ppm of free fluoride ions, and one or more aqueous carriers. The anticalculus agent may be a polyphosphonate source, a polyphosphate source, or a pyrophosphate source.

Priority:

Inventor: WHITE JR DONALD JAMES [US]; COX EDWARD RUSSELL [US]


Patent No.: US6241993B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2001

Title: Therapeutic/cosmetic compositions comprising bradykinin antagonists for treating sensitive human skin

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/087803   Filing Date: 01/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Topically applicable pharmaceutical/dermatological/cosmetic compositions well suited for the therapeutic treatment or care of sensitive human skin, hair, mucous membranes, nails and/or the scalp, in particular for reducing or avoiding the skin-irritant side effects of a variety of bioactive agents, for example the alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids, comprise a therapeutically/cosmetically effective amount of at least one bradykinin antagonist.

Priority: FR19950009304 Applic. Date: 1995-07-31; US1996-688738 Applic. Date: 1996-07-31

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; DE LACHARRIERE OLIVIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6241997B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2001

Title: Chewable calcium supplement and method

Applicant/Assignee: SMTM GROUP. LLC

Application No.: 09/042495   Filing Date: 16/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A chewable calcium composition and its associated method of manufacturing are disclosed. The chewable composition includes a lipid base and a micronized calcium salt substantially uniformly mixed with the lipid base such that the lipid base forms a continuous phase. The composition provides for a relatively large dose of calcium in a easy to take chocolate like, chewable form. The composition of the present invention is manufactured by providing the lipid base including a melting temperature. The lipid base is then heated to a temperature of approximately 120 DEG F. such that the lipid base melts. After the lipid base melts, the micronized calcium salt is mixed with the lipid base to form a melted mixture such that the micronized calcium salt is substantially uniformly distributed in the melted lipid base. Thereafter, the melted mixture may be tempered in a predetermined way before causing the mixture to solidify and then molded into chewable portions, each of which includes a predetermined amount of calcium salt. In one aspect of the invention, a predetermined portion of xylitol may be added to the melted mixture such that the xylitol is substantially uniformly distributed in the melted mixture. When the composition is consumed, the xylitol provides for salivation within the oral cavity leading to substantially rapid dissolution of the composition therein so as to provide taste and texture characteristics which are akin to those of chocolate.

Priority:

Inventor: KERSHMAN ALVIN [US]; SHEAR JEFF LYNN [US]; MOGEL RONALD DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6242000B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2001

Title: Composition of S-sodium ibuprofen

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC

Application No.: 08/942717   Filing Date: 02/Oct/1997

Abstract:

The use of S(-)sodium 2-(4-isobutylphenyl)propionate (the sodium salt of S(+)-ibuprofen) in pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of inflammation, pain and pyrexia is described. Preferred compositions comprise S(-)sodium 2-(4-isobutylphenyl)propionate dihydrate. Processes to prepare S(-)sodium 2-(4-isobutyl-phenyl)propionate and its use in a process to prepare S(+) 2-(4-isobutylphenyl)propionic acid of high enantiomeric purity are also described.

Priority: GB19910010342 Applic. Date: 1991-05-13; GB19910012058 Applic. Date: 1991-06-05; US1995-557565 Applic. Date: 1995-11-14; US1993-137092 Applic. Date: 1993-10-26

Inventor: ARMITAGE BERNARD JOHN [GB]; LAMPARD JOHN FRANCIS [GB]; SMITH ALAN [GB]


Patent No.: US6242493B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2001

Title: Carboxylic acids and acylsulfonamides, compositions containing such compounds and methods of treatment

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK FROSST CANADA & CO

Application No.: 09/266047   Filing Date: 10/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Compounds of formula I:as well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates and esters thereof, are disclosed.The compounds are useful for treating or preventing prostaglandin mediated diseases. Pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods of treatment are also included.

Priority: US19980077990P Applic. Date: 1998-03-13

Inventor: GAREAU YVES [CA]; LABELLE MARC [CA]; JUTEAU HELENE [CA]; GALLANT MICHEL [CA]; LACHANCE NICOLAS [CA]; BELLEY MICHEL [CA]


Patent No.: US6244268B1  Issued: 12/Jun/2001

Title: Surgical drape configuration and package

Applicant/Assignee: MEDICAL CONCEPTS DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/277895   Filing Date: 29/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A configuration of surgical drapes for convenient dispensing and handling from a container. The configuration includes a continuous rolled length of surgical drapes having opposing major and minor longitudinal edges. Each drape of the continuous roll is separable from adjacent drapes by longitudinally spaced apart lines of weakness throughout the continuous length of surgical drapes. The continuous rolled length of surgical drapes includes an adhesive strip adjacent the major longitudinal edge of the continuous rolled length of surgical drape. The adhesive strip in turn carries a removable release liner thereover which preferably partially overhangs the adhesive strip. The continuous rolled length of surgical drapes further has an accordion pleat fold to thereby reduce the stored and dispensed width of each drape of said continuous length of surgical drapes.

Priority:

Inventor: ANNETT LELAND W [US]; PADGET DAVID B [US]


Patent No.: US6244275B1  Issued: 12/Jun/2001

Title: Method and device for controlling processing of the inside areas of bottles or the like

Applicant/Assignee: KRONES AG

Application No.: 09/194100   Filing Date: 25/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A method and a device for the control of the treatment of the interior of bottles or similar containers, where the introduction of the fluid into the interior occurs by means of a nozzle presenting an exit opening, and a control is performed to determine the presence of a fluid jet in the area after the exit opening and/or the fluid inlet leading to the exit opening.

Priority: DE19971014249 Applic. Date: 1997-04-07; WO1998EP02002 Applic. Date: 1998-04-07

Inventor: ZIEGLER MANFRED [DE]; PLSCHEK KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US6245292B1  Issued: 12/Jun/2001

Title: Method for cleaning instruments within dental care and surgery

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/881417   Filing Date: 24/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention refers to a method for cleaning and sterilizing instruments within dental care, and incorporating the following partial steps, separately partly known in themselves, a) that the instrument, which is to be cleaned and sterilized is positioned in a treatment chamber, which is closed, b) that the instrument in the treatment chamber is washed with a washing medium, thus that all organic material in the form of internal, as well as any external deposits and coatings are removed, c) that the washing medium is discharged, d) that the instrument is sterilized during a time, which is short as compared to conventional sterilization, e) that the instrument is brought to take up a temperature appropriate for use, and f) that the instrument is lubricated if so needed, whereupon the instrument is ready for removal from treatment chamber for use.

Priority: SE19940004551 Applic. Date: 1994-12-28; WO1995SE01589 Applic. Date: 1995-12-27

Inventor: STEIEN JOSTEIN [SE]; PALMERS GOERAN [SE]


Patent No.: US6245321B1  Issued: 12/Jun/2001

Title: Cyclodextrins in dental products

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 09/299213   Filing Date: 23/Apr/1999

Abstract:

Oral rinse and dentifrice compositions, comprising a phenolic selected from the group consisting of menthol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, thymol, triclosan, and mixtures thereof

and a cyclodextrin selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl beta-cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl beta-cyclodextrin, hydroxypropyl gamma-cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl gamma-cyclodextrin, alpha-cyclodextrin, methyl beta-cyclodextrin, and mixtures thereof. These compositions are useful in retarding the development of plaque, treating gingivitis, and in treating the presence of micro-organisms in the oral cavity.

Priority: US1997-839012 Applic. Date: 1997-04-23; US19960016135P Applic. Date: 1996-04-24

Inventor: NELSON DENNIS G A [US]; SHEEHAN CRAIG J [US]


Patent No.: US6245828B1  Issued: 12/Jun/2001

Title: Polymerizable compositions based on epoxides

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 09/101867   Filing Date: 21/Sep/1998

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to polymerizable dental compositions containing a) 3 to 80 wt. % of cycloaliphatic epoxides

b) 0 to 80 wt. % of an epoxide or a mixture of epoxides which are different from a)

c) 3 to 85 wt. % of a filer material

d) 0.01 to 25 wt. % of initiators, inhibitors and/or accelerators

e) 0 to 25 wt. % of auxiliary agents, the individual percentages of which are in relation to the total weight. The new polymerizable agents are particularly suited as dental material.

Priority: DE19961048283 Applic. Date: 1996-11-21; WO1997EP06504 Applic. Date: 1997-11-21

Inventor: WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]; GASSER OSWALD [DE]; GUGGENBERGER RAINER [DE]; LECHNER GUNTHER [DE]; SOGLOWEK WOLFGANG [DE]; ZECH JOACHIM [DE]


Patent No.: US6247844B1  Issued: 19/Jun/2001

Title: Resealable slider closure mechanism with separate plow

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/187360   Filing Date: 06/Nov/1998

Abstract:

A resealable slider closure mechanism includes a first closure profile, a second closure profile, a slider, and a plow. The plow is a separate piece that is attached to the slider at a later time. The plow has an attachment peg extending from it, while the slider has a cavity adapted to receive the attachment peg. The attachment peg is press-fitted, snap-fitted, or welded into the cavity. Alternatively, the plow has a tongue instead of an attachment peg while the slider has a groove instead of a cavity adapted to receive the tongue. The tongue is press-fitted, snap-fitted, or welded into the groove. The slider and the plow are designed to receive the first and second closure profiles, to slide along the first and second closure profiles in a first direction to cause the first and second closure profiles to engage, and to slide along the first and second closure profiles in a second direction to cause the first and second closure profiles to disengage. Furthermore, a plow for use with a closure arrangement having first and second closure profiles includes first and second side walls that are tapered at one end to cause the first and second closure profiles to engage.

Priority:

Inventor: TOMIC MLADOMIR [US]; PETKOVSEK GREGORY L [US]


Patent No.: US6248058B1  Issued: 19/Jun/2001

Title: Method for treating tracheo-esophageal fistulas

Applicant/Assignee: ENTERIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 09/286531   Filing Date: 05/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A method for treating a tracheo-esophageal fistula. The method comprises the steps of augmenting the wall forming the esophagus in the vicinity of the fistula and placing a stent over the fistula in the esophagus so as to inhibit material traveling down the esophagus from passing into the trachea. The augmenting of the wall facilitates support of the stent in the esophagus so as to enhance isolation of the fistula.

Priority: US1999-232056 Applic. Date: 1999-01-15; US19980111884P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: SILVERMAN DAVID E [US]; STEIN ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US6248310B1  Issued: 19/Jun/2001

Title: Anti-tartar dental product and method

Applicant/Assignee: CHESEBROUGH-POND'S USA CO., DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/538564   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2000

Abstract:

An oral product and method is provided for inhibiting tartar formation on the teeth. The product is housed in a container and includes a first composition containing a water soluble calcium phosphate salt or monolithic combination of calcium and phosphate salts in a carrier with the first composition having a pH less than 7, and a second composition containing an alkaline material and a fluoride ion source in a carrier to achieve a pH greater than 7.5. The first and second compositions are separated from one another prior to use. When combined upon application to the teeth, the first and second compositions form a system for inhibiting tartar around the teeth.

Priority: US1999-395064 Applic. Date: 1999-09-13; US19990129779P Applic. Date: 1999-04-16

Inventor: LEE G JAE [US]; ZIEMKIEWICZ ALEXANDER GEORGE [US]; WILLIAMS DAVID ROBERT [US]; BARROW STEPHEN ROY [US]


Patent No.: US6248338B1  Issued: 19/Jun/2001

Title: Starchy cleaning and cosmetic care preparations

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/214571   Filing Date: 07/Jan/1999

Abstract:

A composition for cleaning or caring for the skin, teeth or hair or for cleaning smooth surfaces in described, which has an aqueous phase containing a pregelatinized, crosslinked starch selected from a C2-C5 hydroxyalkyl starch and a C2-C18 acyl starch. Preference is given to hydroxypropyl di-starch phosphate or di-starch C4-C18-alkanoate or alkenoate. The starch acts 1) as a stability improver, 2) as a viscosity regulator, 3) as a (co)emulsifier, 4) as a skin feel improving agent and 5) as an agent for improving hairdressing characteristics.

Priority: DE19961027498 Applic. Date: 1996-07-08; WO1997EP03581 Applic. Date: 1997-07-07

Inventor: MUELLER WILFRIED [DE]; VATHIE RAINER [DE]; CARDINALI MARTIN SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US6248371B1  Issued: 19/Jun/2001

Title: Metal/thiol biocides

Applicant/Assignee: WINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Application No.: 09/543880   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2000

Abstract:

Methods for administering a composition comprising bismuth and a thiol-containing complexing agent as a bacteriocidal, bacteriostatic, antifungal or antiviral agent are provided.

Priority: US1997-960031 Applic. Date: 1997-10-28; US1997-883584 Applic. Date: 1997-06-26; US1995-428464 Applic. Date: 1995-04-25

Inventor: DOMENICO PHILIP [US]


Patent No.: US6248754B1  Issued: 19/Jun/2001

Title: Substituted isoquinoline derivatives and their use as anticonvulsants

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM, P.L.C

Application No.: 09/581647   Filing Date: 15/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to substituted isoquinoline derivatives and their use as anticonvulsants.

Priority: GB19970026695 Applic. Date: 1997-12-17; WO1998GB03785 Applic. Date: 1998-12-16

Inventor: COULTON STEVEN [GB]; PORTER RODERICK ALAN [GB]


Patent No.: US6250313B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2001

Title: Teeth-cleansing means

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/446993   Filing Date: 30/Dec/1999

Abstract:

A teeth cleaning device including an elongated length of dental floss which has brush formations at spaced intervals therealong with a greater cross section than that of the floss. The brush formation is retained on the dental floss by heating the brush formation to be melted to the floss and, in particular, by forming the floss from a core wire and a meltable melt wire which is heated to melt the melt wire to hold the brush formation to the floss.

Priority: SE19970002594 Applic. Date: 1997-07-04; WO1998SE01320 Applic. Date: 1998-07-03

Inventor: REES ANNE DU [SE]


Patent No.: US6251176B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2001

Title: Alginate flavoring in a powdered form

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/441276   Filing Date: 16/Nov/1999

Abstract:

An otherwise conventional powdered alginate impression material is improved by the admixture of flavoring in powdered form, rather than liquid form. By utilizing a powdered flavoring, rather than a liquid flavoring, the components of the dental impression material can remain totally in powdered form until mixed with water in an orthodontic office immediately prior to taking a dental impression. By providing the flavoring for the powdered alginate material in powdered form, the shipment of any component of the alginate impression material in liquid form is avoided. As a consequence, the powdered flavoring material for the alginate impression composition is not susceptible to liquid leakage and does not create a disagreeable, sticky mess even if the container is broken during shipment.

Priority:

Inventor: PIERCE KAREN A [US]


Patent No.: US6251369B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2001

Title: Dental fluoride foam

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/174774   Filing Date: 19/Oct/1998

Abstract:

Foamable dental fluoride compositions containing a water-soluble fluoride component in an amount sufficient to provide from about 0.5 to about 10% by weight available fluoride are disclosed. The compositions include an oil in water emulsion which is preferably dispensed in combination with an aerosol propellant to provide microcell-stable foam which exhibits enhanced foam retention properties. Methods of treating teeth with fluoride and methods of preparing the foam are also disclosed.

Priority: US1996-611205 Applic. Date: 1996-03-05

Inventor: STOLTZ EDWIN I [US]


Patent No.: US6251463B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2001

Title: Use of spray-dried and freeze-dried sugarcane leaf essence in improving taste of flavored calcium supplements, foodstuffs, beverages, chewing gum, oral care compositions and calcium supplement

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 09/305478   Filing Date: 06/May/1999

Abstract:

Described is a process for augmenting, enhancing or imparting an aroma or taste of or to a consumable material which can be:(i) a calcium supplement

(ii) a foodstuff

(iii) a beverage

(iv) a chewing gum

(v) a toothpaste

or(vi) an oral care such as a mouthwash,by adding to the consumable material a tastand composition obtained from Saccharum officinarum leaves (sugarcane leaves) by means of carrying out a sequence of physical separation unit operations on a plurality of such leaves, macerates thereof or mixtures of leaves and macerates thereof, whereby the tastand composition is separated and isolated from the remainder of the plurality of leaves, macerates thereof or mixtures of leaves and macerates thereof

and then spray-drying or freeze-drying the resulting product. The term "tastand" is intended to mean a composition of matter which:(i) effects flavor improvement

(ii) imparts flavor

(iii) effects sweetness enhancement

(iv) effects removal of bitter tastes and aftertastes

(v) effects removal of metallic tastes and metallic aftertastes

and/or(vi) minimizes the "chalky" flavor and mouthfeel of a calcium supplement composition.Such unit operations include pressurization using hydraulic press means, steam distillation, fractional distillation, supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, volatile solvent extraction and/or charcoal column separation means.

Priority: US1998-038945 Applic. Date: 1998-03-12

Inventor: ROSSY PHILLIP A [US]; DAVIDSON RICHARD H [US]; MILLER KEVIN P [US]; WARDER IRA T [US]; SCHULMAN MARVIN [US]; PITTET ALAN OWEN [US]; BOLEN PAUL L [US]; HAWN REGINA D [US]


Patent No.: US6251912B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2001

Title: Substituted quinazoline derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY

Application No.: 09/124365   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1998

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of formula 1 having the structurewherein:X, R1, R2, R3, R4, Z, X, and n are as defined hereinbefore in the specification, which are useful as antineoplastic agents and in the treatment of certain kidney diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease.

Priority: US19970055072P Applic. Date: 1997-08-01

Inventor: WISSNER ALLAN [US]; TSOU HWEI-RU [US]; JOHNSON BERNARD D [US]; HAMANN PHILIP R [US]; ZHANG NAN [US]


Patent No.: US6251966B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2001

Title: Dental adhesive and use thereof in preparing dental impression

Applicant/Assignee: WACKER SILICONES CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/263996   Filing Date: 05/Mar/1999

Abstract:

An organopolysiloxane adhesive contains an organopolysiloxane rubber base, an organopolysiloxane pressure sensitive adhesive, a aliphatic unsaturated-functional M'Q resin, and a polyhydrido-functional organopolysiloxane in an organic solvent, and exhibits differential adhesion between dental impression material and dental impression tray material.

Priority:

Inventor: FRY BRYAN E [US]; MARTIN EUGENE R [US]


Patent No.: US6253404B1  Issued: 03/Jul/2001

Title: Electrically operated tooth-cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 09/063561   Filing Date: 21/Apr/1998

Abstract:

An electrically operated tooth-cleaning device being provided with a handle part having an electric drive motor. A hanle part can be connected with an attachment provided with a cleansing tool, with the cleaning tool being capable of being caused to rotate by the drive motor. A first cleaning tool of a first attachment is capable of being connected directly with the drive motor, and cleaning tool of a second attachment can be couple trough a transmission with the drive motor.

Priority: US19970044148P Applic. Date: 1997-04-22

Inventor: BOLAND BERNHARD [DE]; STOLPER MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6253762B1  Issued: 03/Jul/2001

Title: Metered dose inhaler for fluticasone propionate

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO WELLCOME INC GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 08/829562   Filing Date: 31/Mar/1997

Abstract:

A metered dose inhaler having all or part of its internal surfaces coated with one or more fluorocarbon polymers, optimally a blend of one or more fluorocarbon polymers in combination with one or more non-fluorocarbon polymers, for dispensing an inhalation drug formation comprising fluticasone propionate or a physiologically acceptable solvate thereof and a fluorocarbon propellant, optionally in combination with one or more other pharmacologically active agents or one or more excipients.

Priority: US1996-584859 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; US1995-422111 Applic. Date: 1995-04-14; WO1996US05006 Applic. Date: 1996-04-10

Inventor: BRITTO IGNATIUS LOY [US]


Patent No.: US6253964B1  Issued: 03/Jul/2001

Title: Remotely actuable flushing system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/613402   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A self cleaning fluid distribution system for clean water applications including a water source interconnected to a sterilizing or disinfecting fluid source by a fluid conveyance system. The fluid conveyance system configurable for dispensing both water and disinfectant fluid from said system and for automatedly circulating disinfecting fluid through a substantial entirety of said system in a self-sterilizing/disinfecting process.

Priority: US1998-187155 Applic. Date: 1998-11-06; US19970066984P Applic. Date: 1997-11-28; US19980073739P Applic. Date: 1998-02-05; US19980079342P Applic. Date: 1998-03-25

Inventor: RAINEY J TIM [US]


Patent No.: US6254856B1  Issued: 03/Jul/2001

Title: Compositions for the removal of dental plaque

Applicant/Assignee: NOVO NORDISK, A/S

Application No.: 09/165183   Filing Date: 02/Oct/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral care compositions and products comprising a dextranase and a mutanase, and optionally other enzymes.

Priority: DK19960000444 Applic. Date: 1996-04-16

Inventor: TSUCHIYA RIE [DK]


Patent No.: US6257763B1  Issued: 10/Jul/2001

Title: Tamper evident zipper slider

Applicant/Assignee: HUNTSMAN KCL CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/090851   Filing Date: 04/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A plastic film bag includes a reclosable closure which is opened and closed by a slider. The bag includes a tamper evident sheet closing off the bag mouth. Alternatively the tamper evident means consists of a hood which encloses the slider and reclosable closure.

Priority: US1997-832206 Applic. Date: 1997-04-08

Inventor: STOLMEIER ROBERT C [US]; THIEMAN RONALD G [US]; BURKE JAMES W [US]; O'CONNOR THOMAS P [US]


Patent No.: US6257791B1  Issued: 10/Jul/2001

Title: Toothbrush with integrated toothpaste dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/583025   Filing Date: 30/May/2000

Abstract:

A toothbrush with integrated toothpaste dispenser includes a brush section, a handle section and an intermediate neck section. Positioned among the bristles of the brush section is a soft, flexible tube-the external end of which is just below the level of the ends of the bristles. This flexible tube allows for the delivery of the toothpaste to the ends of the bristles in an efficient and practical manner. Within the handle section resides a reservoir of toothpaste. The intermediate neck section is hollow, which forms a communicating channel for the toothpaste to travel from the toothpaste reservoir in the handle to the toothbrush head. Dispensing of the toothpaste can be accomplished by any manner of delivery system. The types of delivery systems possible include, but are not limited to: pump systems, lever systems, screwdiven systems and roller systems. The toothpaste reservoir located in the handle section of the toothbrush holds enough toothpaste to last the usefull life of the toothbrush bristles-thereby preventing the toothbrush from being used past its useful and effective life-which equates to healthier teeth and gums.

Priority:

Inventor: SCAMARD DAVID FRANKLIN [US]


Patent No.: US6257886B1  Issued: 10/Jul/2001

Title: Disposable dental prophylaxis angle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/338831   Filing Date: 23/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A disposable dental prophylaxis angle including an elongated housing which defines a longitudinal axis and has a central bore and a head portion in fluid communication with the central bore. A prophylaxis cup is rotatably supported by the head portion and in fluid communication with the central bore through the head portion. An actuator is movably supported by the housing and includes a piston cooperatively received and supported in the central bore. Together, the piston and the central bore define a fluid chamber of decreasable volume located therebetween. A flowable dentifrice material may be contained within this chamber. The actuator is manually movable in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the housing to move the piston within the central bore in an indexing fashion in successive increments of a predetermined distance therealong, to reduce the volume of the chamber and to force the flowable dentifrice material in predetermined, incremental amounts which correspond to the distance traveled by the piston, from the chamber to the prophy cup via the head portion. In addition, the present invention discloses an actuator including a cam and a push rod having a cam follower, an isolation tube and a piston which is movably supported on the isolation tube in one direction but which allows relative movement of the isolation tube in the opposite direction to advance the dentifrice material from the chamber to the prophy cup. In addition, the present invention includes a primary drive gear having flow paths which promote the flow of the dentifrice material therethrough when rotated in one direction. Finally, the present invention also incorporates a paste delivery system having a dentifrice dispensing nipple formed on the head portion of the housing.

Priority: US19980090335P Applic. Date: 1998-06-23

Inventor: WARNER THOMAS P [US]


Patent No.: US6258142B1  Issued: 10/Jul/2001

Title: Multi-pocket filter

Applicant/Assignee: FILTRATION GROUP INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/703048   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A filter element, as in a filter bag, comprises a pocket having partitions between the side walls to form pocket portions. The margins of the partitions are welded ultrasonically to the inner surface of the layers. The inlet end of the partitions may be split into flaps to ease connection of the bag to a header frame. A simple yet effective method and apparatus may be utilizable to make the filter element, and a bag including it.

Priority: GB19980001012 Applic. Date: 1998-01-16; GB19980024538 Applic. Date: 1998-11-09; US1999-229268 Applic. Date: 1999-01-13

Inventor: HOLT CLIVE JOHN [GB]; RIDGEWAY CHARLES WILSON [US]


Patent No.: US6258329B1  Issued: 10/Jul/2001

Title: Microwave transparent vessel for microwave assisted chemical processes

Applicant/Assignee: CEM CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/062979   Filing Date: 20/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A system for carrying out microwave assisted chemical reactions is disclosed. The system includes a source of microwave radiation

a cavity in communication with the source, an attenuator in communication with the cavity for providing access to the cavity while preventing microwaves from escaping through the attenuator, and a vessel positioned in the cavity and the attenuator and extending externally of the attenuator for holding materials in the cavity while microwaves from the source are applied thereto. The vessel includes a reaction chamber and a venting portion. The chamber portion is positioned entirely within the cavity, and the venting portion extends from the cavity and through the attenuator and externally of the attenuator and has a gas passage for permitting gases to flow to or from the reaction portion from gas sources external to the cavity, the attenuator, and the vessel.

Priority:

Inventor: MUTTERER JR JAMES NELSON [US]; HARGETT JR WYATT PRICE [US]


Patent No.: US6258342B1  Issued: 10/Jul/2001

Title: Process for making toothpaste using agglomerated dispersible polymers

Applicant/Assignee: HERCULES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/432542   Filing Date: 03/Nov/1999

Abstract:

An improved process for preparing an oral care composition of mixing at least one dry oral care ingredient and a dry water-soluble or water-swellable polymer, the improvement is by replacing the dry, water-soluble or water-swellable polymer with a particulate water-soluble or water-swellable polymer which has been at least partially agglomerated by treatment with water or an aqueous solution of polymer(s) and drying the agglomerated particles.

Priority:

Inventor: HARCUM WELDON WRIGHT [US]; MODI JASHAWANT J [US]


Patent No.: US6258384B1  Issued: 10/Jul/2001

Title: Frozen product and method of oral delivery of active ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: MED TECH INDUSTRIES, INC

Application No.: 09/618617   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A frozen nutritional food product and method for oral delivery of nutrients, medicinal substances and other active ingredients via absorption through the oral mucosa for systemic effect. The frozen product includes at least one active ingredient, at least one flavoring agent, preservatives, food coloring, and a balance of water as a delivery liquid. The water is subjected to a magnetic treatment process and an ozonation process to enhance delivery of the active ingredients. More particularly, a first portion of the water is magnetized to neutralize the pH, increase oxygenation, and to improve the solubility of the ingredients mixed with the water. The remaining portion of the water is sterilized by ozonation, causing oxidation of undesirable metallic ions, odor and taste producing agents, and a wide variety of organics. Ozonation further increases the dissolved oxygen content of the water. The ingredients of the composition are thoroughly mixed and dissolved in the treated water to provide a solution which is frozen in the form of a Popsicle contained on a stick or within a plastic bag. When the frozen Popsicle comes into contact with the tissue of the oral cavity, the active ingredient(s) is absorbed through the mucosal and sub-lingual membranes and into the bloodstream.

Priority: US1999-369123 Applic. Date: 1999-08-05

Inventor: STANLEY STEVEN A [US]; PACHIVAS JOHN A [US]; ANNIS JOHN R [US]


Patent No.: US6260227B1  Issued: 17/Jul/2001

Title: Orthodontic toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/655015   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2000

Abstract:

An orthodontic toothbrush cleans braces and teeth effectively, including braces which have brackets protruding from tooth surfaces, wherein the brackets are connected by a spanning archwire. The orthodontic toothbrush has a longitudinally extending handle attached to a teeth cleaning head with bristles extending upward therefrom. The bristle head includes rows of bristles, which contact and clean both the orthodontic appliances attached to the surfaces of the teeth and underlying teeth at the same time because of the several different bristle heights. The shortest group of bristles is in the middle of all the bristle rows. The height of these shortest bristles represent an average protrusive depth of the thickness of a typical bracket or band protruding from a tooth's surface. Adjacent to the shortest heightened bristles is an intermediate row, bilaterally, used to assist in removing and cleaning food debris and bacteria harboring on the incisal/occlusal (top) and gingival (bottom) portions of a tooth's crown and orthodontic bracket or band. Adjacent to the intermediate heighted bristles are rows of tuft of pairs of taller bristles that split apart, bilaterally to reach between surfaces. The tallest bristles are located at the distal end of the toothbrush head.

Priority: US1998-224468 Applic. Date: 1998-12-31

Inventor: FULOP JACQUELINE [US]; MOTA SONIA [US]; TRIGG JULIA [US]


Patent No.: US6260480B1  Issued: 17/Jul/2001

Title: Egg cleaning and decorating method and kit therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/334475   Filing Date: 16/Jun/1999

Abstract:

An egg cleaning kit is provided for removing contents of a raw egg from the interior of a shell so that the shell's exterior surface may be decorated. The kit includes a hole-former for producing an opening through the shell, and an injector including a nozzle that is insertable through the opening. The injector operates to introduce air into the interior at a pressure greater than ambient pressure whereby the interior becomes pressurized thereby to eject the contents of the raw egg from the shell. The egg cleaning kit may also include either a surface decoration material adapted to be applied to the exterior surface of the shell during the decorative process, a holder for engaging the shell after removal of the contents and for supporting the shell during the decorative process, or a container which includes a lid for allowing submersion of the shell in the decorative fluid. A method of treating a raw egg for decorative purposes is also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: BARDEEN KEA L [US]


Patent No.: US6260771B1  Issued: 17/Jul/2001

Title: Windsheild washer valve

Applicant/Assignee: MANNESMANN VDO AG

Application No.: 09/665739   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A valve device, in particular a window and lens cleaning device in motor vehicles, comprising a housing (1) with a duct (2) and at least one nozzle (3), and also a tubular connecting piece (4) for feeding a pressurized fluid, in particular a cleaning liquid, into the duct and to the nozzle. The connecting piece (4) is provided at its nozzle-side end with a nonreturn valve which blocks a return flow from the nozzle to the connecting piece wherein, the connecting piece (4) is open at its nozzle-side end. The nonreturn valve comprise an elastic shaped part (8) with a mouth which is normally closed and can be opened by the pressure of the cleaning liquid.

Priority: DE19971044040 Applic. Date: 1997-10-06; US1998-162468 Applic. Date: 1998-09-24

Inventor: MARTIN UWE [DE]


Patent No.: US6261019B1  Issued: 17/Jul/2001

Title: Ball point pen

Applicant/Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL KABUSHIKI KAISHA

Application No.: 09/581460   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2000

Abstract:

In a free-ink type low-viscosity water-based ball point pen, the low viscosity water based ink 17 contains 40% or more of water as a main solvent and has a viscosity of 1.5 cps to 60 cps at a normal temperature. A collector 6 has a slender, slit-like ink groove 16 and an air vent groove 14. In a zone covering from a collector air-venting portion 15 to an outside air with which the collector air-venting portion 15 is communicated the collector 6 has a mouth piece 5 having provided therein the thin and elongate air vent groove 14. The maximum amount of ink stored in the collector 6 is made 15% or more of the capacity of an ink tank 9. The ink tank 9 is made detachable and has its main body formed of transparent or semi-transparent synthetic resin, the main body therefore enabling a residual amount of ink 17 to be visually recognizable from outside.

Priority: JP19970366300 Applic. Date: 1997-12-25; WO1998JP04888 Applic. Date: 1998-10-29

Inventor: FURUKAWA KAZUHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6261540B1  Issued: 17/Jul/2001

Title: Cyclodextrins and hydrogen peroxide in dental products

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY

Application No.: 09/175864   Filing Date: 20/Oct/1998

Abstract:

Oral rinse and dentifrice compositions, comprising a mint flavor, mint flavor ingredient, citrus flavor, citrus flavor ingredient, phenolic ingredient, or mixtures thereof, said phenolic ingredient selected from the group consisting of menthol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, thymol, triclosan, and mixtures thereof

a cyclodextrin selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl beta-cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl beta-cyclodextrin, hydroxypropyl gamma-cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl gamma-cyclodextrin, alpha-cyclodextrin, methyl beta-cyclodextrin, and mixtures thereof

and from about 0.1% by weight to about 10% by weight of hydrogen peroxide. These compositions are useful in retarding the development of plaque, treating gingivitis, and in treating the presence of micro-organisms in the oral cavity.

Priority: US19970062991P Applic. Date: 1997-10-22

Inventor: NELSON DENNIS G A [US]


Patent No.: US6262029B1  Issued: 17/Jul/2001

Title: Chemically modified saponins and the use thereof as adjuvants

Applicant/Assignee: GALENICA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/373660   Filing Date: 13/Aug/1999

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to novel bidesmosidic saponin derivatives comprising a triterpene aglycone core substituted at positions 3 and 28 with a monosaccharide or an oligosaccharide which can be the same or different, and having an aldehyde group attached to the core, preferably at the 4-position. The novel derivatives include a lipophilic group that is covalently attached to the 4-position of a fucosyl group that is required in the 28-oligosaccharide substituent. These derivatives preferably have Formula I:wherein Z and R1 to R3 are defined herein. The present invention is also directed to pharmaceutical and veterinary compositions comprising one or more compounds of the present invention. These compositions may be employed as immunopotentiators in animals and humans. The present invention is also directed to methods of making these compounds and to methods of using these compounds as immunostimulating agents and as adjuvants.

Priority: US19980096691P Applic. Date: 1998-08-14

Inventor: PRESS JEFFERY B [US]; MARCIANI DANTE J [US]


Patent No.: US6264925B1  Issued: 24/Jul/2001

Title: Cellulose binding domains (CBDs) for oral care products

Applicant/Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S

Application No.: 09/288493   Filing Date: 08/Apr/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral care composition comprising a Cellulose Binding Domain and further ingredient conventionally used in oral care compositions, oral care products, and the use of CBDs for oral care purposes.

Priority: DK19960001126 Applic. Date: 1996-10-11; WO1997DK00447 Applic. Date: 1997-10-13

Inventor: FUGLSANG CLAUS CRONE [DK]; TSUCHIYA RIE [DK]


Patent No.: US6267593B1  Issued: 31/Jul/2001

Title: Cleansing implement and electrically powered dental cleansing device

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 09/590982   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention is directed to an electrically powered dental cleansing device (1) to which a cleansing implement (32) is fitted. In this manner, the cleansing implement (32) can be rotated about its longitudinal axis. The cleansing implement (32) is configured as an integrally formed part comprising a thin and elongate cleansing shaft (125). The cleansing shaft has at least one longitudinal edge and is provided with a plurality of serrations.

Priority: DE19924226659 Applic. Date: 1992-08-12; DE19934309078 Applic. Date: 1993-03-20; US1996-381831 Applic. Date: 1996-06-10

Inventor: HACZEK WERNER [DE]; BOLAND BERNHARD [DE]; HILFINGER PETER [DE]; SCHWARZ-HARTMANN ARMIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6267882B1  Issued: 31/Jul/2001

Title: System for filtration of septic tank sewage effluent

Applicant/Assignee: SHOOTING STAR L.L.C

Application No.: 09/378851   Filing Date: 23/Aug/1999

Abstract:

The invention describes a filter container, system and method for filtering sewage effluent from a septic tank. The filter container includes a body having a lower end and an upper end, having walls forming a floor positioned at the lower end and sides connected to the floor and positioned to define an inner cavity extending from the lower end to the upper end. The body of the container has a mouth opening positioned at the upper end to provide access to the inner cavity. A lid is positioned on the upper end of the body so as to cover the mouth cavity to thereby close the container. A plurality of pipes connect the container in fluid communication with the septic tank or with another container, the plurality of pipes including at least one inlet pipe for delivering sewage effluent to the inner cavity and at least one outlet pipe for discharging filtered sewage effluent from the inner cavity. The filter container also includes at least one filter having a filter matrix of a lightweight particulate material, the filter being positioned within the inner cavity of the filter container for filtering the sewage effluent. A system for filtering sewage effluent from a septic tank, the system includes a plurality of filter containers connected in fluid communication with the septic tank such that each filter container of the plurality is connected with at least one other filter container to form a chain of filter containers.

Priority: US19980097675P Applic. Date: 1998-08-24

Inventor: HOUCK MICHAEL H [US]; WEAVER THOMAS K [US]


Patent No.: US6267972B1  Issued: 31/Jul/2001

Title: Cosmetic/pharmaceutical compositions comprising beta-adrenergic agonists/substance P antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/310099   Filing Date: 12/May/1999

Abstract:

Cosmetic/pharmaceutical compositions, well suited for the treatment of a variety of mammalian disorders of, for example, the skin, hair and/or mucous membranes, a manifestation of which is an excess in the synthesis and/or in the release of substance P, e.g., for the treatment of cutaneous disorders and sensitive skin, comprise an effective substance P antagonist amount of at least one beta-adrenergic agonist, e.g., salbutamol, in a cosmetically/pharmaceutically acceptable medium therefor.

Priority: FR19950012447 Applic. Date: 1995-10-23; US1996-731967 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; DE LACHARRIERE OLIVIER [FR]; LECLAIRE JACQUES [FR]


Patent No.: US6268367B1  Issued: 31/Jul/2001

Title: Piperazine derivatives for treating bone deficit conditions

Applicant/Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS, INC

Application No.: 09/027570   Filing Date: 23/Feb/1998

Abstract:

Piperazine derivatives useful in treating osteoporosis, bone fracture or deficiency, primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, periodontal disease or defect, metastatic bone disorder, osteolytic bone disease, post-plastic surgery, post-prosthetic joint surgery and post-dental implantation.

Priority:

Inventor: PIGGOTT JAMES R [US]


Patent No.: US6269834B1  Issued: 07/Aug/2001

Title: Electromagnetically operated distribution valve for a pneumatic system

Applicant/Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE

Application No.: 09/043177   Filing Date: 16/Mar/1998

Abstract:

An electromagnetically actuatable pneumatic directional control valve having a compressed air network connection, a vent and at least one working connection for a compressed air consuming unit. In order to achieve a modular building-block system with a simpler, more efficient assembly and combination of a number of valves into an integral valve block, a working conduit that leads to the working connection, ventilation conduits and a supply conduit that leads to the vent and the compressed air network connection, the vent, and a valve member that has an actuation magnet and controls the conduits are combined in a valve housing. The connections for the compressed air network and the compressed air consuming unit are disposed in a connecting plate that can be separated from the valve housing. The compressed air network connection is comprised of a connection fitting on the one plate side and a connecting bore connected to it on the remote plate side of the connecting plate so that the connecting fitting and connecting bore of connecting plates of two directional control valves disposed next to each other can be plugged into each other and can be connected to each other via connecting means disposed on these plate sides.

Priority: DE19951034285 Applic. Date: 1995-09-15; WO1996DE01262 Applic. Date: 1996-07-12

Inventor: HUHNEN GERALD [DE]


Patent No.: US6270562B1  Issued: 07/Aug/2001

Title: Filler material for dental composites

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/329725   Filing Date: 10/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A filler material comprising a fibrous material and one or more forms of surface-modifying particles for use in dental composites and dental restorations. The surface-modifying particles are bonded to the fibrous material to increase the surface area of the fibrous material and improve the bonding properties of the fibrous material to enable it to better bond to a resin matrix material in a dental composite. In accordance with the present invention, the fibrous material possesses a lower melting temperature than the surface-modifying particles. The surface-modifying particles and the fibrous material are heated to a temperature below the softening temperature of the fibrous material but at a temperature and time sufficient to soften the surface of the fibrous material in order to bond the surface-modifying particles thereto.

Priority: US19980088920P Applic. Date: 1998-06-11

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US6270750B1  Issued: 07/Aug/2001

Title: Proline-, glycine- and lysine-based pharmaceutical composition useful in dental treatment both in the injectable form and in the formulation for topical use

Applicant/Assignee: SOLARTIUM ESTABLISHMENT

Application No.: 09/459767   Filing Date: 13/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Pharmaceutical composition comprising as essential ingredients proline, lysine and glycine, suitable for the dental treatment of various periodontal diseases, based upon the local injection of an aqueous solution of the composition itself or on the topical application of its formulations, such as mouth-washes, toothpastes, and gengival gels.

Priority: IT1998MI02746 Applic. Date: 1998-12-18

Inventor: DIOGUARDI FRANCESCO [IT]


Patent No.: US6271043B1  Issued: 07/Aug/2001

Title: Method to supply a fluid sample to an analyzer

Applicant/Assignee: SIEVERS INSTRUMENTS, INC

Application No.: 09/368990   Filing Date: 05/Aug/1999

Abstract:

Apparatus and methods for supplying a portion of a fluid stream and, alternately, a fluid of known composition and concentration to an analyzer are provided. The fluid stream is directed through a series of connected chambers formed in an integral housing. A sampling needle has an inlet in one of the chambers and an outlet in fluid communication with the analyzer. When desired, a tube or vial containing a known fluid may be inserted into a chamber containing the sampling needle, so that the known fluid will be supplied to the analyzer. A second needle provides ventilation to the vial to prevent the formation of a vacuum as the known fluid is drained from the vial.

Priority: US1998-191610 Applic. Date: 1998-11-13; US1996-629609 Applic. Date: 1996-04-09

Inventor: GODEC RICHARD D [US]; SILVESTER FRANK J [US]; BATEMAN BLAINE R [US]


Patent No.: US6273716B1  Issued: 14/Aug/2001

Title: Prophylactic covers for dental instruments and methods for making the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/425584   Filing Date: 22/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A cover 30 for a selected dental hand piece 10 includes a body 32 having first and second halves 34a, 34b of a shape and dimensions selected to substantially conform with a shape and dimensions of selected hand piece 10, said halves. Hinge 36 couples the first and second halves 34a, 34b of body 32 for allowing the first half 34a to rotate with respect to the second half 34b to thereby form an enclosure for enclosing a substantial portion of hand piece 10. The enclosure includes a head portion 42, handle portion 32 and a substantially rigid neck portion 40 between handle portion 32 and head portion 42.

Priority:

Inventor: WADE ERIC [US]


Patent No.: US6273717B1  Issued: 14/Aug/2001

Title: Dental instrument for sonic or ultrasonic treatment

Applicant/Assignee: DURR DENTAL GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 09/546922   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A dental instrument for sonic or ultrasonic treatment comprises a shank (1) to which a treatment section (2) is joined. The shank (1) and treatment section.(2) are made of matrix-bonded carbon fibers. The instrument can be machined out of a woven carbon fiber fabric or can be a compression molding or an injection molding. The mechanical properties of the instrument can be adjusted by varying the length of the carbon fibers.

Priority: DE19991016156 Applic. Date: 1999-04-11

Inventor: HAHN RAINER [DE]; GROTZ UWE [DE]


Patent No.: US6273719B1  Issued: 14/Aug/2001

Title: Oral hygiene implements

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/571469   Filing Date: 16/May/2000

Abstract:

An oral hygiene implement comprises: an elongate handle having first and second opposite ends

a brush head formed at the first end of the handle and suitable for cleaning the teeth

and a continuous loop integrally formed with the handle at the second end of the handle and having an edge suitable for scraping the tongue. The implement can be held by the handle and the brush head can be placed in the mouth so that the implement can be used as a toothbrush. Alternatively, the implement can be held by the handle and the loop can be placed in the mouth so that the implement can be used as a tongue strigil.

Priority: GB19990011419 Applic. Date: 1999-05-18

Inventor: WHITMAN NATHAN LEE [HK]


Patent No.: US6273789B1  Issued: 14/Aug/2001

Title: Method of use for supersonic converging-diverging air abrasion nozzle for use on biological organisms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/359552   Filing Date: 22/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A device for removing material from biological organisms by directing an abrasive fluid stream onto a surface of a biological organism. The device operates on a standard household pressure source and includes a converging-diverging nozzle that produces a super-sonic abrasive-laden air stream having a temperature that is harmless to the biological organism. The device operates at such a temperature without the use of external elements, such as additional heaters or coolers. The internal contour of the nozzle bore is variable and determines conditions, such as, for example, velocity, temperature and shape of the particle-laden air stream.

Priority: US1997-821976 Applic. Date: 1997-03-13; US19960013623P Applic. Date: 1996-03-14

Inventor: LASALLE RICHARD TODD [US]; CRIVELLO III SALVATORE F [US]; KUTSCH V KIM [US]


Patent No.: US6274122B1  Issued: 14/Aug/2001

Title: Device and method using dry mixtures for whitening teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/312935   Filing Date: 17/May/1999

Abstract:

A device is provided for the treatment of teeth including an outer layer of non-porous polymeric material forming a trough, an inner layer forming an inner lining of the trough, and a treatment layer including a treatment agent disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer allows penetration of the treatment agent through after an aqueous solution is introduced to the device. A device is provided for the treatment of teeth including an outer layer of non-porous polymeric material in the form of a trough, wherein the trough has an outside and an inside surface. An outer lining layer is proximate to the inside surface of the outer layer

the outer lining layer includes a material for retaining a treatment agent. An inner lining layer forms an inner lining of the trough, wherein the inner lining layer includes a water-permeable material. A treatment layer is disposed between the inner lining layer and the outer lining layer, wherein the treatment layer includes a treatment agent. A method is provided for bleaching teeth or dentures of a subject. The method includes providing a laminated device having a trough for the treatment of the teeth of the subject, wherein the device includes an outer layer of non-porous polymeric material in the form of a trough, an inner layer forming an inner lining of the trough, and a treatment layer including a treatment agent disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. An aqueous solution is added to the laminated device, and the teeth or dentures of the subject in are placed in the device. A method of treating a tooth is provided, including capturing a treatment agent between a liner and a trough

and introducing an aqueous solution, thereby inducing the penetration of said treatment agent through said liner to treat the tooth. A composition is provided for the whitening of a tooth including a dry form of a gel forming agent and a bleaching agent. A laminated device is provided that has a trough for the treatment of the teeth of a subject, wherein the device includes a first layer of non-porous polymeric material in the form of a trough and a premeasured amount of a composition for whitening of a tooth including a dry form of a gel forming agent and a bleaching agent.

Priority: US19990114976P Applic. Date: 1999-01-07

Inventor: MCLAUGHLIN GERALD [US]


Patent No.: US6274594B1  Issued: 14/Aug/2001

Title: Isoquinoline derivatives and their therapeutical use

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 09/554569   Filing Date: 16/May/2000

Abstract:

Novel isoquinoline derivatives and methods of using them to treat various neurological indications are disclosed.

Priority: WO1998EP07520 Applic. Date: 1998-11-16; GB19970024372 Applic. Date: 1997-11-18

Inventor: COULTON STEVEN [GB]; PORTER RODERICK ALAN [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: US6275635B1  Issued: 14/Aug/2001

Title: Holder for bundles of optical fibers

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANCED FIBER OPTICS S.L

Application No.: 09/420246   Filing Date: 19/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A holder for bundles of optical fibers. The holder has end rings which are coupled in an adjusted manner at the smooth ends thereof, the rings having internal threaded regions for receiving the body of the holder which is provided with an external thread for said coupling and an internal thread for the bush for compressing a sealing gasket of the optical fiber cable, which gasket is fitted in the internal conical end of the body of the holder, the body also having a number of external cooling grooves.

Priority: ES19980002187 Applic. Date: 1998-10-20; ES19990000519 Applic. Date: 1999-03-12

Inventor: JIMENEZ CORTES JUAN CARLOS [ES]


Patent No.: US6276106B1  Issued: 21/Aug/2001

Title: Hydrophilic waterbar for diaphragm wall joints

Applicant/Assignee: KVAERNER CEMENTATION FONDATIONS LIMITED

Application No.: 09/423773   Filing Date: 10/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A waterbar for use between adjacent panels (22, 24) in a diaphragm wall, the waterbar comprising a first member (5) in the form of an elongate strip (6) provided along a first longitudinal edge (8) with a hydrophilic material (7) and along the opposite longitudinal edge (9) with a retaining channel (10), and a second member (12) in the form of an elongate strip (13) provided along a first longitudinal edge (15) with a hydrophilic material (14) and along the opposite longitudinal edge (16) with a keying projection (17). The retaining channel (10) of the first member (5) is shaped so as to slidably retain the keying projection (17) of the second member (12), and either the retaining channel (10) or the keying projection (17) is provided along its length with a hydrophilic material (18), which serves to seal the joint between the first and second members (5,12). The first member (S) is installed when casting the first (22) of the adjacent panels (22, 24) of the diaphragm wall, whereas the second member (12) is installed when casting the second (24) of the adjacent panels. (22, 24). In this way, prolonged exposure of the hydrophilic material (7,14,18) to water during installation is reduced, and the integrity of the joint is improved.

Priority: GB19970009629 Applic. Date: 1997-05-12; WO1998GB01351 Applic. Date: 1998-05-12

Inventor: SHOTTON PETER GILBERT [GB]; MICALLEF FRANCIS JOHN [GB]


Patent No.: US6276549B1  Issued: 21/Aug/2001

Title: Modular container that can be interconnected, for multiple uses

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/009327   Filing Date: 20/Jan/1998

Abstract:

Modular containers that can be interconnected, for multiple uses of the type that, forming a bottle or similar thing, of structure and materials usually developed for their disposal, essentially includes a bottom and lateral walls finished in a top wall. This top wall is prolonged in a neck delimiting an access mouth to an interior or the container that can be shut by means of a cover that is removable. The lateral walls, as do those of the bottom and top, possess means of lateral and top interconnection with other containers of similar characteristics, including compatible recesses and salients and of reciprocal fit through initial, but not continuous pressure.

Priority: AR1997M100488U Applic. Date: 1997-02-07

Inventor: FASCI MIRTA MABEL [AR]; PITTAU LUIS ORLAND DE JESUS [AR]


Patent No.: US6277283B1  Issued: 21/Aug/2001

Title: Access valve devices, their use in separation apparatus, and corresponding methods

Applicant/Assignee: AMERSHAM PHARMACIA BIOTECH AB

Application No.: 09/495359   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2000

Abstract:

An access valve suitable for controlling fluid flow into and out of a chromatography column has a central axially movable probe with a head (71) acting as a spool valve in a barrel (6). Axial movement of the probe adjusts the valve between a fully open condition, in which both a first conduit (73) ending though the probe and a second conduit (51) defined around the probe are open to the column interior, a partly open condition in which a second sealing land (76) on the probe closes the second conduit (51), and a fully closed position in which both conduits are closed. The three options are useful for packing and unpacking chromatography media into and from the column. In the closed condition of the valve, the first and second conduits (73, 51) communicate with one another so that the valve interior can be cleaned while the column is operating.

Priority: GB19940019888 Applic. Date: 1994-10-03; WO1995GB02338 Applic. Date: 1995-10-03; US1998-157585 Applic. Date: 1998-09-21; US1997-825026 Applic. Date: 1997-03-26

Inventor: DAVIS JOHN [GB]; HOFMANN MARTIN JOHN [GB]


Patent No.: US6277861B1  Issued: 21/Aug/2001

Title: Anti-convulsant isoquinolyl-benzamide derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM, P.L.C

Application No.: 09/381369   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, where R1 is hydrogen, C1-6alkyl (optionally substituted by hydroxy or C1-4alkoxy), C1-6alkenyl, C1-6alkynyl, C1-6alkylCO-, formyl, CF3CO- or C1-6alkylSO2-

R2 is hydrogen or up to three substituents selected from halogen, NO2, CN, N3, CF3O-, CF3S-, CF3CO-, trifluoromethyldiazirinyl, C 1-6?alkyl, C1-6alkenyl, C1-6alkynyl, C1-6perfluoroalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkylO-, C1-6alkylCO-, C3-6cycloalkylO-, C3-6cycloalkylCO-, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkylO-, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkylCO-, phenyl, phenoxy, benzyloxy, benzoyl, phenyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkylS-, C1-6alkylSO2-, (C1-4alkyl)2NSO2-, (C1-4alkyl)NHSO2-, (C1-4alkyl)2NCO-, (C1-4alkyl)NHCO- or CONH2

or -NR5R6 where R5 is hydrogen or C1-4alkyl, and R6 is hydrogen, C1-4alkyl, formyl, -CO2C1-4alkyl or -COC1-4alkyl

or two R2 groups together form a carbocyclic ring that is saturated or unsaturated and unsubstituted or substituted by -OH or =O

and the two R3 groups and the two R4 groups are each independently hydrogen or C1-6alkyl or the two R3 groups and/or the two R4 groups together form a C3-6spiroalkyl group provided that at least one R3 and R4

Priority: GB19970005620 Applic. Date: 1997-03-18; GB19970026660 Applic. Date: 1997-12-17; WO1998GB00781 Applic. Date: 1998-03-16

Inventor: HARLING JOHN DAVID [GB]; ORLEK BARRY SIDNEY [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: US6279471B1  Issued: 28/Aug/2001

Title: Drilling fluid recovery defluidization system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/454081   Filing Date: 03/Dec/1999

Abstract:

A press process and structure is disclosed for defluidizing earth drill cuttings, thereby extracting valuable drilling additives and returning them to the drilling system while producing a dense, drier material which may be chemically treated for distillation and/or better dissolution into the environment, thereby reducing, cost in transportation and environmental treatment chemicals thus reducing environmental contamination.

Priority: US1996-713604 Applic. Date: 1996-09-13; US19950003781P Applic. Date: 1995-09-15

Inventor: REDDOCH JEFFREY [US]


Patent No.: US6279975B1  Issued: 28/Aug/2001

Title: Implement and method for picking up and removing pet excrement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/622088   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2000

Abstract:

An implement for picking up and removing pet excrement from a surface, comprising a string element, a disposable flexible sheet that my be coupled to the string element, so as to form an edge of the sheet led by the string element, the sheet being removable from the implement, and an isolation mechanism for isolating the pet excrement from the surface by way of sliding the sheet between the pet excrement and the surface while maintaining the string element in a tautly stretched configuration so long as the string element is in close contact with the surface, the isolation mechanism comprising a grip for gripping and moving the isolation mechanism by the hand of the user.

Priority: IL19980123272 Applic. Date: 1998-02-12; WO1999IL00074 Applic. Date: 1999-02-04

Inventor: GAMLIEL SHAI [IL]


Patent No.: US6280707B1  Issued: 28/Aug/2001

Title: Oral prophalaxis paste

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC

Application No.: 09/212952   Filing Date: 15/Dec/1998

Abstract:

An oral prophalaxis paste includes a preselected grade and amount of abrasive material such as pumice clay or diatimoceous earth. The abrasive material is moistened with water and a moisture retention agent such as glycerin is included. A curing system is employed, such as using sodium silicate and methyl salicylate. The formulation provides antimicrobial properties by the inclusion of triclosan.

Priority:

Inventor: PETERSON KENNETH S [US]; SHERMAN JAMES M [US]; CHILCOTT CONNIE [US]


Patent No.: US6280775B1  Issued: 28/Aug/2001

Title: Antimicrobial oral composition and method of use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/575351   Filing Date: 19/May/2000

Abstract:

This invention provides a liquid antimicrobial composition that is particularly useful as a mouthwash for treating or reducing the risk of dental disease. The composition is prepared by mixing a first solution comprising a water soluble metal chlorite compound with a second solution comprising sodium persulfate and hydrogen peroxide. The resulting composition, containing chlorine dioxide, is preferably used at the time of preparation by applying the composition to the locus where treatment is desired.

Priority: US1999-327579 Applic. Date: 1999-06-09

Inventor: SASSON JOSEPH ALAN [US]; PANICUCCI RICCARDO [US]


Patent No.: US6281455B1  Issued: 28/Aug/2001

Title: Force-responsive detectors and systems

Applicant/Assignee: DRAFTEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Application No.: 09/445704   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A force-responsive sensor comprises upper and lower cover layers, one superimposed on the other. The underside of the upper layer carries a first conductive layer which is electrically insulated from a second conductive layer carried by the upper surface of the lower cover sheet by a series of electrically insulating spacers placed along the length of the sensor with longitudinally spaced gaps between them, each spacer extending over substantially the full width of the sensor and being obliquely inclined to the longitudinal direction of the sensor.

Priority: GB19970017280 Applic. Date: 1997-08-14; GB19970020808 Applic. Date: 1997-09-30; WO1998GB02424 Applic. Date: 1998-08-12

Inventor: PLOTTNIK REIMUND [DE]; WILDE HANS [DE]


Patent No.: US6282722B1  Issued: 04/Sep/2001

Title: Protective leather, or like material, face and neck bandana with interchangeable, two-ply flannel, or like material, liner attached with snap pressure closures

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/179590   Filing Date: 27/Oct/1998

Abstract:

A protective face cover that can act as a neck warmer or a bandana to protect the cheeks and nose from cold, wind and dust, fumes and sand when recreating with fast moving open vehicles or sports. Two separate items join to form one as in an outer piece, wind and waterproof fabric or leather, and an inner, changeable, washable soft cloth as flannel or polar fleece liner. A simple triangular shape is joined behind the neck by means of snaps, stressing the use of snaps rather than any Velcro fastenings. Snaps are also used to join the liner to the outer piece. The liner is washable, & lightweight, so spare liners can be carried to replace wet or soiled liners. The liner is engineered for utmost comfort by having two layers, the snaps placed on one layer and the other layer then attached by sewing so the snaps do not come in contact with the face. The item is also designed to be aesthetically pleasing.

Priority:

Inventor: POGACHAR JANE CHRISTINE [CA]


Patent No.: US6282928B1  Issued: 04/Sep/2001

Title: Electric washer-dryer

Applicant/Assignee: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/266599   Filing Date: 11/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A washer-dryer having an improved efficiency of drying up

namely, the drying time is shortened and the unevenness of drying is alleviated. Furthermore, vibration during operations, especially during spin-drying, is reduced. An inner tub of approximately cylindrical shape rotating around a substantially vertical axis and receives a washing is housed in an outer tub. The inner tub is provided with freely rotatable agitating means at the bottom part for agitating the washing. A motor rotates the inner tub or the agitating means. The air to be supplied through a hot air supply channel into the inner tub is heated by heating means, which air is advanced by a drying air blower into the inner tub. Control means controls each of the washing, rinsing, spin-drying and drying processes by controlling respective operations of the motor, the heating means, the drying air blower, etc. During the drying process, a washing is agitated by the agitating means, and exposed to the air heated by the heating means and blown by the drying air blower against the washing staying within the inner tub. The washing is thus deprived of humidity and dried.

Priority: JP19980060874 Applic. Date: 1998-03-12; JP19980157283 Applic. Date: 1998-06-05; JP19980157284 Applic. Date: 1998-06-05; JP19980283695 Applic. Date: 1998-10-06; JP19990027549 Applic. Date: 1999-02-04; JP19990027555 Applic. Date: 1999-02-04

Inventor: FUKUMOTO MASAMI [JP]; MORINAKA JUNICHI [JP]; TAKAGI YASUSHI [JP]; MATSUDA SHINICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6283069B1  Issued: 04/Sep/2001

Title: Drive system for a water lance blower

Applicant/Assignee: CLYDE BERGEMANN GMBH

Application No.: 09/495229   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A water lance blower for cleaning heating installations, wherein a water lance (6) is movably (5) arranged with its mouth on or in a hatch (2) and can blow a water jet through the heating installation, which is in operation and is flowed through with flames and/or smoke, onto wall areas (A-E) which can be reached from the hatch (2), wherein the water lance (6) is movable by at least one movement element (8.1, 8.2, 8.3) which is stationarily fixed at one end outside a vertical plane through the point of movement (5) of the water lance (6) to the heating installation and by the other end (7.1, 7.2, 7.3) to the water lance (6), wherein path sensors are provided for precise determination of the position of the water lance (6). Preferably three movement elements (8.1, 8.2, 8.3) are provided, the fixing points (9.1, 9.2, 9.3) of which each form in particular an angle of approximately 80 DEG to 140 DEG to the point of movement (5) of the water lance (6). Such water lance blowers can be installed even when there are unfavorable spatial conditions and perform any freely pre-determinable blowing patterns and speed profiles.

Priority: DE19951019780 Applic. Date: 1995-05-30; WO1996EP02325 Applic. Date: 1996-05-30; US1997-978202 Applic. Date: 1997-11-26

Inventor: BUDE FRIEDRICH [DE]; ALBERS KARL [DE]; SIMON STEPHAN [DE]


Patent No.: US6283946B1  Issued: 04/Sep/2001

Title: Long stem syringe apparatus for dispensing compositions and related methods

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/455552   Filing Date: 06/Dec/1999

Abstract:

A syringe is provided for delivering compositions while holding the syringe in only one grasping position. The syringe has a hollow elongated barrel engaged by a plunger which have unique relative lengths. The plunger has a length that is sufficiently longer than that of the chamber of the barrel to enable a user to grasp the syringe in a single position and to then continuously deliver a composition from the chamber by advancing the plunger within the chamber until the composition is expressed from the chamber. The plunger is preferably twice as long as the chamber such that when the plunger is fully advanced within the chamber a portion of the plunger extends out of the chamber with a length that is at least equal to that of the chamber. Using only one grasping position enables the syringe to be used to continuously deliver a composition, thereby eliminating the possibility of accidentally moving the syringe due to altering one's grasp of the syringe or the possibility of suddenly varying the delivery rate. The syringes are particularly useful with dental compositions especially two part compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6284264B1  Issued: 04/Sep/2001

Title: Water soluble film for oral administration with instant wettability

Applicant/Assignee: LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME GMBH

Application No.: 09/630562   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A composition containing therapeutic agents and/or breath freshening agents for use in the oral cavity is disclosed. The carrier comprises water-soluble polymers in combination with certain ingredients and provides a therapeutic and/or cosmetic effect. The film is coated and dried utilizing existing coating technology and exhibits instant wettability followed by rapid dissolution/disintegration upon administration in the oral cavity.

Priority: DE19961046392 Applic. Date: 1996-11-11; US1999-287181 Applic. Date: 1999-04-06; US1997-904607 Applic. Date: 1997-08-01

Inventor: ZERBE HORST GEORG [US]; GUO JIAN-HWA [US]; SERINO ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US6287122B1  Issued: 11/Sep/2001

Title: Fiber-reinforced composite product with graded stiffness

Applicant/Assignee: INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS RESEARCH & ENGINEERING AND NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Application No.: 09/291698   Filing Date: 14/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A fiber-reinforced composite material with graded stiffness, and method of making the same. The degree of stiffness variation may be controlled via modifications to the fabrication processes. Products with varying stiffness along their lengths are described. In one example, a dental post is fabricated from material according to the present invention which has one end with low stiffness adapted for insertion into the root of the tooth, and a high stiffness end suitable to support the restoration.

Priority: SG19980000874 Applic. Date: 1998-04-17

Inventor: SEERAM RAMAKRISHNA [SG]; KUMAR GANESH VIJAY [SG]; HIN TEOH SWEE [SG]; LING LOH POEY [SG]; LIN CHEW CHONG [SG]


Patent No.: US6287245B1  Issued: 11/Sep/2001

Title: Deep drilling device

Applicant/Assignee: TBT TIEFBOHRTECHNIK GMBH

Application No.: 09/451625   Filing Date: 30/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A deep drilling device suitable for drilling in workpieces, particularly crankshafts, holes at different positions and/or in different orientations relative to a work longitudinal axis, has a deep drilling unit and a work holding unit cooperating therewith. The deep drilling unit permits parallel displacements of the deep drilling tools in a horizontal X direction and a vertical Y direction, as well as a tool feed parallel to the spindle axis. The tool holding device receives one or more crankshafts in such a way that their longitudinal axis is horizontally oriented and permits a rotation about the longitudinal axis and a swivelling of the workpieces about a vertical rotary axis. As a result both different tilt angles of the holes relative to the work longitudinal axis and also different positions of the holes relative to the circumference of the workpieces can be obtained.

Priority: DE19991038856 Applic. Date: 1999-08-17

Inventor: RANDECKER HERMANN [DE]


Patent No.: US6288082B1  Issued: 11/Sep/2001

Title: Substituted 3-cyanoquinolines

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY

Application No.: 09/406573   Filing Date: 24/Sep/1999

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of formula I having the structurewherein G1, G2, R1, R4, Z, n, and X are defined in the specification or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof which are useful as antineoplastic agents and in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Priority: US19980150693P Applic. Date: 1998-09-29

Inventor: WISSNER ALLAN [US]; TSOU HWEI-RU [US]; BERGER DAN M [US]; FLOYD JR MIDDLETON B [US]; HAMANN PHILIP R [US]; ZHANG NAN [US]; SALVATI MARK E [US]; FROST PHILIP [US]


Patent No.: US6290090B1  Issued: 18/Sep/2001

Title: Drip-less carbonated beverage container "flow control element" with suction spout

Applicant/Assignee: ENPROS HOLDING B.V

Application No.: 09/585660   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a "flow control element" with suction spout for (metal) carbonated beverage cans (canteens), cups or handheld containers that hold temporarily a carbonated fluid or hot drink under pressure and that is closed off with a leak proof cover. Spilling of the fluid held therein is prevented during awkward drinking situations such as in cars while driving, walking or other less controlled drinking situations. The fluid in a beverage can, remains under pressure of the carbonation process while access is possible through the subject flow control element when a suction is applied to the spout. For non pressurized fluids an air inlet vent is provided to prevent the suction of a vacuum in the container, thereby reducing the fluid flow while drinking. In all situations and position of the container no spilling of the fluid is possible. The spout is p