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US PATENTS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATION GRANTED FROM 2002 - 2004



Patent No.: US6335012B1  Issued: 01/Jan/2002

Title: Use of bacterial phage associated lysing enzymes for treating bacterial infections of the mouth and teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/671992   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a method for treating dental caries, comprising administering a composition comprising an effective amount of at least one lytic enzyme produced by a bacteriophage specific for said bacteria, the lytic enzyme having the ability to digest a cell wall of the bacteria infecting all or part of a mouth or teeth, and a carrier for delivering the enzyme to the mouth and teeth.

Priority: US2000-497495 Applic. Date: 2000-04-18; US1999-395636 Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6335385B2  Issued: 01/Jan/2002

Title: Method of making a dental prosthesis and curable system

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY GMBH

Application No.: 09/798270   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The invention provides a curable system and method of making a dental prosthesis. The method of making a dental prosthesis includes providing a one component denture base resin composition which is polymerizable by microwave energy. The one component denture base resin composition is injected into a mold enclosed by a flask having a body wall which is substantially transparent to the microwave energy. The curable system includes microwave energy sensitive initiators and polymerizables (meth)acrylate Monomers having molecular weights preferably between 400 and 20,000. The initiators are adapted to initiate polymerization of the polymerizable Monomers by application of microwave energy to the flask. The initiators are adapted to remain stable and not initiate polymerization of the Monomers for at least one year at 23 DEG C. in the absence of microwave energy.

Priority: US1995-556233 Applic. Date: 1995-11-09; US1994-243352 Applic. Date: 1994-05-16

Inventor: GOERLICH KARL JOACHIN [DE]; HAUNER WIGBERT [DE]; JANDA RALF [DE]


Patent No.: US6335388B1  Issued: 01/Jan/2002

Title: Prolamine-plant polar lipid composition, its method of preparation and applications thereof

Applicant/Assignee: LAVIPHARM LABORATORIES INC

Application No.: 09/165846   Filing Date: 02/Oct/1998

Abstract:

Prolamine-plant polar lipid compositions are provided, said compositions including a mixture of a prolamine, a plant polar lipid, at least one polyalcohol in a hydro-alcoholic solution, and an active agent, wherein the composition forms a substantially homogeneous dispersion with skin adhesive properties

wherein the dispersion forms a film and wherein the film contains a gradient of concentrations of the active agent.

Priority: US19970060897P Applic. Date: 1997-10-03

Inventor: FOTINOS SPIROS [GR]


Patent No.: US6337080B1  Issued: 08/Jan/2002

Title: Insect control mat

Applicant/Assignee: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC

Application No.: 09/468532   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1999

Abstract:

An insect control mat having a heatable substrate

an insect control active material

and an aversion material in an amount effective to cause a person to avoid retaining the mat in the person's mouth. A method of controlling insects by use of such a mat is also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: FRYAN MICHAEL C [US]; OLSON JAMES J [US]


Patent No.: US6337083B1  Issued: 08/Jan/2002

Title: Oral delivery method and composition for solid medications or dietary supplements

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLUIDICS

Application No.: 09/672949   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2000

Abstract:

An oral delivery composition and method are provided for facilitating the swallowing of a solid object such as a pill, tablet, capsule or caplet. The oral delivery composition is made up of a mixture of a base liquid and at least one additive. The additive is selected and is present in the oral delivery composition in a sufficient concentration such that the oral delivery composition has improved physical properties, in comparison with the base liquid, so that when the oral delivery composition and a solid object to be swallowed by a user are administered together to the user and swallowed, the solid object is less likely to become lodged or stuck on tongue, throat, palate or esophageal surfaces of the user, in comparison to when the base liquid and the solid object are administered together and swallowed.

Priority: US20000194592P Applic. Date: 2000-04-05

Inventor: FUISZ RICHARD C [US]


Patent No.: US6337315B1  Issued: 08/Jan/2002

Title: Anti-inflammatory compositions comprising peptide derivatives of alpha-MSH/algal extracts

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/353650   Filing Date: 15/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Anti-inflammatory compositions, well suited for a wide variety of therapeutic/cosmetic applications, comprise combinatory immixture of (1) an effective anti-inflammatory amount of at least one peptide derivative of alpha-type melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH), or functional biological equivalent thereof, and (2) an effective anti-inflammatory response-enhancing amount of at least one marine algal extract.

Priority: FR19980009055 Applic. Date: 1998-07-15

Inventor: MAHE YANN [FR]; BILLONI NELLY [FR]; BRETON LIONEL [FR]; BUI-BERTRAND LIEN [FR]


Patent No.: US6338340B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Filter mask

Applicant/Assignee: XCAPER INDUSTRIES LLC

Application No.: 09/432674   Filing Date: 02/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A filter mask is provided for use in environments of smoke and toxic gas which includes a filter element having a filling of shiftable bodies coated with a flowable, aloe vera extract having a gel-like viscosity and a retainer for holding the filter element over the mouth and nose of the wearer. The coating has a pH level which is alkaline which aids in the reduction of toxic gases such as hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen chloride and acrolein inhaled by the wearer. The filter element is preferably replacably mounted to the retainer, and may be provided as a bag-like flexible fabric container adapted to shift so as to conform to the face of the wearer. The filter element itself is adaptable to a variety of different uses for removing smoke particulates and toxic gases from air flowing therethrough.

Priority:

Inventor: FINCH PETER [US]; ELLISON ERIC [US]


Patent No.: US6338418B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Protective seal for cans

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/757497   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A protective seal for beverage cans and the like completely covers and seals the mouth contact area of the can, thereby protecting that area from contamination due to handling and storage. The present seal comprises a thin, durable, impervious sheet applied to the top of the can surrounding the opening area, extending down the upper side of the can adjacent the top opening area for a short distance. This comprises the mouth contact area of the can, and the seal completely seals and protects this area. The seal is sealed to the can surface by a narrow strip of food grade adhesive about the perimeter of the seal, with the adhesive passing around the front of the pop tab pull ring of the can top. The seal is also secured to the can by the conventional rivet securing the pull ring to the pop tab in easy opening type cans.

Priority: US20000209977P Applic. Date: 2000-06-08

Inventor: DEROSE MARK V [JP]


Patent No.: US6339102B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Method and composition for treating and preventing retinal damage

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

Application No.: 09/590174   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The use of dihydrolipoic acid (DEL) and alpha-lipoic acid to treat and prevent damage to the retina arising from physical forces such as exposure to laser beams, and to compositions containing phenyl nitrones and DHL or alpha-lipoic acid as neuroprotective agents.

Priority: US19990138273P Applic. Date: 1999-06-09

Inventor: MEYERHOFF JAMES [US]; HACKER HENRY [US]; KOENIG MICHAEL L [US]


Patent No.: US6339113B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Photopolymerizable composite resin compositions for dental restoration

Applicant/Assignee: DENTKIST CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/698037   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a photopolymerizable composite resin composition for dental restoration i) based on the multifunctional prepolymer mixture of 2,2-bis-(4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloyloxypropoxy)phenyl)propane ("Bis-GMA") and multifunctional prepolymer formed by substituting hydrogen atoms in hydroxyl group with methacrylate groups in this Bis-GMA molecules, and ii) comprising a diluent, an inorganic filler, a photoinitiation system, and other additives. The photopolymerizable composite resin composition for dental restoration based on multifunctional prepolymer mixture has better physical and mechanical properties and biocompatibility than the conventional composition based on only Bis-GMA itself.

Priority: KR20000038132 Applic. Date: 2000-07-05

Inventor: HAN DONG-KEUN [KR]; AHN KWANG-DUK [KR]; KIM JONG-MAN [KR]; JEONG JIN-HEE [KR]


Patent No.: US6339114B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Liquid crystalline (meth)acrylate compounds, composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 09/391539   Filing Date: 08/Sep/1999

Abstract:

Liquid crystalline (meth)acrylates of the invention include at least three rigid rod-like moieties. One of these moieties is comprised between the (meth)acrylate rests and further two moieties are bonded as side chains. The liquid crystalline (meth)acrylates polymerizable using redox initiators and/or photo initiators. The (meth)acrylates of the invention polymerize quantitative and with very low volume shrinkage of less than 2.5 percent. The invention provides a polymerizable compound within the scope of the general formula:wherein R1 is a group of the general formula -A-, -A-Y1-B-, -A-Y1-B-Y2-C-, or a steroidal moiety, preferably selected of the group of cholesteryl compounds, wherein each A, B and C independently is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic moiety having 6 to 24 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaromatic moiety having 2 to 24 carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkylene moiety having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene moiety having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, each Y1 and Y2 independently is a covalent bond, OCO, N=N, CH=N, C=C, CO, O, S, SO2, O(CO)O, OCS, CH2-O, CH2-S,each L1 and L2 independently is a hydrogen, a alkylene having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or CN, R3 is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, oxyalkylene having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, thioalkylene having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a carboxyalkylene having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, R4 is hydrogen, a substituted or an unsubstituted alkyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl having 5 to 12 carbon atoms, or aryl rest having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, M is a mesogenic group of the general formula -A-Z, -A-Y1-B-Z, -A-Y1-B-Y2-C-Z, or a steroidal moiety, preferably selected of the group of cholesteryl compounds, wherein each A, B and C independently is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic moiety having 6 to 24 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaromatic moiety having 2 to 24 carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkylene moiety having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, each Y1 and Y2 independently is a covalent bond, OCO, N=N, CH=N, C=C, CO, O, S, SO2, O(CO)O, OCS, CH2-O, CH2-S,each L1 and L2 independently is a hydrogen, a alkylene having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or CN, Z is a hydrogen, halogen, CN, -OR, COOR, NO2, a halogen substituted or unsubstituted alkylene or alkenyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a halogen substituted or unsubstituted oxyalkylene or oxyalkenyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a halogen substituted or unsubstituted thioalkylene or thioalkenyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a halogen substituted or unsubstituted carboxyalkylene or alkanoylenoxy having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, X is a covalent bond, CO, NHCO, OCO and n is an integer from 1 to 10. These compounds are used in dental compositions and methods of use thereof.

Priority: US1996-723443 Applic. Date: 1996-10-07; US1995-543950 Applic. Date: 1995-10-17; US1995-382779 Applic. Date: 1995-02-03; US1993-067774 Applic. Date: 1993-05-26; US1995-217998 Applic. Date: 1995-03-25; US1994-231535 Applic. Date: 1994-04-22; US1994-359217 Applic. Date: 1994-12-19

Inventor: KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]; FREY HOLGER [DE]; HOLTER DIRK [DE]; MULHAUPT ROLF [DE]


Patent No.: US6340027B1  Issued: 22/Jan/2002

Title: Extensible polishing mono-filament dental floss

Applicant/Assignee: ATHENA NORDIC AB

Application No.: 09/763161   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2001

Abstract:

Monofilament dental floss/tape of polymer material including fluoride and polishing powder the dental floss/tape (1) being ribbon-shaped and having material properties that enable it to be stretched to increase its length by at least 100% and also to reduce its cross-sectional area by up to ten times, and also a method fot the use of monofilament polymer dental floss/tape (1) by preparing a suitable length of dental floss/tape (1) for cleaning the teeth , by extending it to a reduce cross section so that the area of the whole piece of floss/tape can thereafter be used to clean the teeth distally and/or mesially.

Priority: CH19980098027 Applic. Date: 1998-08-17; WO1999SE01376 Applic. Date: 1999-08-16

Inventor: HAGNE LEIF [SE]; JOENSSON LARS [SE]


Patent No.: US6340301B2  Issued: 22/Jan/2002

Title: Device for heating the teeth and uses therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/791529   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2001

Abstract:

There is disclosed a novel device for providing heat to dental and periodontal structures and a novel process for brightening teeth, together with a novel use of old known processes for brightening teeth. The novel device comprises a splint/stint or vacumformed dental tray, containing a heating element to be placed around the tooth or teeth to be brightened. The novel process for brightening/whitening teeth entails using the splint containing the heating element in conjunction with standard tooth whiteners with a brightening agent. The heating element is attached to a power source, preferably mobile and transportable, so that the process may be accelerated by the heating of the brightening agent, in accordance with the Q10 rule.

Priority: US2000-506847 Applic. Date: 2000-02-18; US1999-247124 Applic. Date: 1999-02-08; US1997-968802 Applic. Date: 1997-11-22

Inventor: DARNELL DANIEL HENRY [US]


Patent No.: US6340447B2  Issued: 22/Jan/2002

Title: METHODS OF USING ODOR ELIMINATING ITEMS FOR HUNTING

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/758120   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A regimen for hunting includes using a number of activated carbon-containing personal items in connection with a hunter's apparel and body to reduce the hunter's scent for improved hunting. The personal items include mouthwash, deodorant/anti-perspirant, body and boot powder, bar and liquid soap for cleansing the body and hair, laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Each of the personal items includes an effective amount of activated carbon, so that use of the personal items reduces the available scent to be detected by animals in the wild.

Priority: US2000-574208 Applic. Date: 2000-05-19; US19990136760P Applic. Date: 1999-05-28

Inventor: JOHNSON LOUIS B [US]


Patent No.: US6340481B1  Issued: 22/Jan/2002

Title: Regulation of athletic function with materials derived from citrus varieties

Applicant/Assignee: ZHISHIN, LLC

Application No.: 09/573321   Filing Date: 18/May/2000

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; US1998-142197 Applic. Date: 1998-08-31

Inventor: JONES DENNIS [US]


Patent No.: US6340482B1  Issued: 22/Jan/2002

Title: Methods for inducing weight loss in a human with materials derived from Citrus varieties

Applicant/Assignee: ZHISHIN, LLC

Application No.: 09/573324   Filing Date: 18/May/2000

Abstract:

Materials derived from Citrus plants can be administered orally to humans for the purpose of producing or maintaining weight loss as well as 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 waster or inedible, such as the leaves, peel and immature, unripe fruit. The materials contain as least one of the alkaloids from the group consisting of synephrine, hordenine, octopamine, tyramine and N-methylamine. 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:

Inventor: JONES DENNIS [US]


Patent No.: US6342203B2  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Compositions for dentistry comprising an oil, to repair, restore, adhere to, or protect the surface of a tooth

Applicant/Assignee: DAKOTA DENTAL DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/427876   Filing Date: 27/Oct/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides non-metallic compositions that are useful to repair, restore, adhere to, or protect, the surface of a tooth and that harden in the mouth to form substantially permanent features therein or to adhere fixtures to the surface of a tooth in a substantially permanent manner. The compositions comprise an amount of an essential oil effective to alter the sensory properties, e.g., taste, smell, of the composition and that desirably imparts a pleasant taste and/or order. The essential oil further advantageously provides the composition, once hardened in the mouth, with a surface more hydrophobic than a corresponding conventional composition, thereby inhibiting the deposition or formation of bacterial plaque.

Priority:

Inventor: WARFORD III JOHN H [US]; COMBE EDWARD C [US]; WARFORD II JOHN H [US]


Patent No.: US6342204B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Flavored tooth conditioning compositions and methods for using the compositions to condition a tooth surface

Applicant/Assignee: DAKOTA DENTAL DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/427943   Filing Date: 27/Oct/1999

Abstract:

Compositions for conditioning a tooth surface prior to the application of a dental material which will desirably form a substantially permanent bond with the conditioned tooth surface are provided. The conditioning compositions comprise an amount of an essential oil effective to alter the sensory properties, i.e., the taste, a smell, of the conditioning composition and that desirably imparts a more pleasing taste and/or odor.

Priority:

Inventor: COMBE EDWARD C [US]; WARFORD III JOHN H [US]; WARFORD II JOHN H [US]


Patent No.: US6342207B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Method for reducing the viability of detrimental oral microorganisms in an individual, and for prevention and/or treatment of diseases caused by such microorganisms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/690810   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method for reducing the viability of detrimental oral microorganisms in an individual, said method comprising subjecting the individual's oral cavity to a bioactive glass, the average particle size of which is less than 100 mum. Furthermore, this invention concerns a method for the prevention of dental caries and/or gingivitis in an individual, said caries being caused by a cariogenic bacteria

or for prevention or treatment of periapical infections. Further the invention relates to a method for the whitening and/or mechanical cleaning of an individual's teeth.

Priority: US1999-260081 Applic. Date: 1999-03-02

Inventor: STOOR PATRICIA [FI]; SODERLING EVA [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]; SALONEN JUKKA [FI]


Patent No.: US6342262B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Process and device for preparing meals

Applicant/Assignee: MENU SYSTEM AG

Application No.: 09/474363   Filing Date: 29/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The device includes an oven, the inside of which is a space designed to hold food to be cooked and which is designed to generate saturated steam inside this space. The device also includes a dosing appliance for water which presents a duct which passes through one of the walls of the oven. In this duct, there are valves to control the supply of water into the cooking space. The outlet of this device is directed towards a heating element which is also located in the cooking space. The device also includes a steam condenser which is connected to the cooking space.

Priority: CH19980002586 Applic. Date: 1998-12-30

Inventor: WUEST ERNST [CH]


Patent No.: US6342514B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Compositions and methods for treating bone deficit conditions

Applicant/Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS, INC OSTEOSCREEN, INC

Application No.: 08/808741   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 AA, 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: US1996-735870 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23

Inventor: PETRIE CHARLES [US]; ORME MARK W [US]; BAINDUR NAND [US]; ROBBINS KIRK G [US]; KONTOYIANNI MARIA [US]; MUNDY GREGORY R [US]


Patent No.: US6343933B1  Issued: 05/Feb/2002

Title: Light-activated tooth whitening composition and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee: BRITESMILE, INC

Application No.: 09/651171   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The present invention provides a tooth whitening composition having a transparent first component that is a carrier compound and a transparent second component that is an oxidizing compound which when applied to a stained tooth and exposed to actinic light is activated to facilitate tooth whitening. The invention also provides a method for light-activated tooth whitening which comprises applying a tooth-whitening composition to one or more teeth and exposing said composition to actinic light to activate said oxidizing compound.

Priority: US1999-234038 Applic. Date: 1999-01-19; US19980074708P Applic. Date: 1998-02-13; US19980075222P Applic. Date: 1998-02-19

Inventor: MONTGOMERY ROBERT ERIC [US]; NATHOO SALIM A [US]


Patent No.: US6344222B1  Issued: 05/Feb/2002

Title: Medicated chewing gum delivery system for nicotine

Applicant/Assignee: JSR LLC

Application No.: 09/389339   Filing Date: 02/Sep/1999

Abstract:

A chewing gum delivery system has nicotine, gum base and a buffer system with an improved release rate for the nicotine. The resulting delivery system advantageously provides a convenient, reliable, practical, and relatively painless system for delivering an active. The delivery system is capable of delivering initial and second doses of a craving reduction active or other actives (e.g., nicotine), the combination of which rapidly reduces cravings, or provides some other pharmacological effect, and provides the pharmacological effect or protection from such cravings over a prolonged period of time beyond the initial dose. Notably, the delivery system is capable of rapidly achieving a pharmacologically effective concentration of the active (e.g., nicotine) in the bloodstream (e.g., within 5 minutes, or more desirably within 3 minutes, or in some cases, within 1-2 minutes), and is also capable of keeping the concentration of the active in the bloodstream at or near the pharmacologically effective concentration for at least 20 minutes after chewing of the delivery system begins, or more desirably about 30 minutes to about 50 minutes after chewing begins.

Priority: US1998-146696 Applic. Date: 1998-09-03

Inventor: CHERUKURI SUBRAMAN R [US]; PINNEY JOHN M [US]; HENNINGFIELD JACK E [US]; SASAN ARADHANA [US]; CONE EDWARD J [US]; SHIFFMAN SAUL [US]; GITCHELL JOE [US]; MALVESTUTTO CARLOS D [US]


Patent No.: US6345733B1  Issued: 12/Feb/2002

Title: Dual compartment package

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/566278   Filing Date: 05/May/2000

Abstract:

A two-compartment package is provided which includes a unitarily formed hollow sleeve with first and second openings on opposite ends. First and second compartments are formed from the sleeve through a crimp between the first and second ends, the crimp preventing fluid communication between the compartments and allowing sufficient hinged flexibility for the compartments to align parallel to one another. The cap with projections coupling together the first and second compartments maintains those compartments in parallel alignment. A variety of consumer products may be filled into the package, most particularly it is suitable for a toothpaste with mutually incompatible ingredients being separated into respective compartments, such as a peroxide and baking soda.

Priority:

Inventor: BENNETT ROBERT ALFREAD [US]


Patent No.: US6345984B2  Issued: 12/Feb/2002

Title: PREFABRICATED COMPONENTS FOR DENTAL APPLIANCES

Applicant/Assignee: ANN M. KNAB JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/344089   Filing Date: 25/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Ready-to-use preshaped, prefabricated cured structural components are prepared in a variety of shapes and sizes to be used in the fabrication of dental appliances. Preferably the structural components are fabricated of a fiber-reinforced composite material or a particulate-filled composite material comprising fibers or particulate filler impregnated with a polymeric matrix. The polymeric matrix is partially or fully cured to the point of sufficient hardness to provide a ready-to-use structural component for use in the fabrication of dental appliances such as orthodontic retainers, bridges, space maintainers, tooth replacement appliances, splints, crowns, partial crowns, dentures, posts, teeth, jackets, inlays, onlays, facings, veneers, facets, implants, abutments, cylinders, and connectors.

Priority: US1998-190806 Applic. Date: 1998-11-12; US1998-059492 Applic. Date: 1998-04-13

Inventor: KARMAKER AJIT [US]; SCHULMAN MARTIN L [US]; PRASAD ARUN [US]


Patent No.: US6347438B1  Issued: 19/Feb/2002

Title: Brassiere fastener

Applicant/Assignee: FILDAN ACCESSORIES CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/662299   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A brassiere back closure can have flat circular injection molded male and female fastener halves connectable in a hook-and-eye fashion on respective tapes partly covered by brushed knitted strips and designed to be pulled apart for opening of the closure.

Priority: US2000-562179 Applic. Date: 2000-05-02

Inventor: FILDAN GERHARD [AT]; WANZENBOECK KARL [AT]


Patent No.: US6348201B2  Issued: 19/Feb/2002

Title: EXTERNAL COMPOSITION FOR SKIN COMPRISING SPHINGOGLYCOLIPID

Applicant/Assignee: KIBUN FOOD CHEMIFA CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/084394   Filing Date: 27/May/1998

Abstract:

The present application discloses an external composition for skin comprising a component obtaind by washing a bacterium of the genus Sphingomonas with acetone and then extracting the resultant with alcohol or alcohol-water mixture

an external composition for skin comprising a component extracted from a white bacterium of the genus Sphingomonas

and an external composition for skin comprising a sphingoglycolipid represented by the following formula:where, R1 represents a sugar portion consisting of a single uronic acid or one to four hexoses selected from a group consisting of uronic acid, glucosamine, galactose and mannose

R2 represents an alkyl group which may have a cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group or an alkynyl group

and R3 represents an alkyl group

these alkyl, alkenyl and alkynyl groups being straight or branched, and substituted or unsubstituted.

These external compositions for skin exhibit excellent moisturizing and skin roughnes prevention effects.

Priority: JP19970141768 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; JP19970141769 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; JP19970141770 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; JP19970141771 Applic. Date: 1997-05-30; JP19980009963 Applic. Date: 1998-01-21; JP19980061749 Applic. Date: 1998-03-12

Inventor: MURATA KATSUMI [JP]; NOZAWA TAKASHI [JP]; HARA HISAKO [JP]; ASAI MICHIKI [JP]; WAKAYAMA SACHIO [JP]


Patent No.: US6348241B2  Issued: 19/Feb/2002

Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF A GAS BOTTLE

Applicant/Assignee: L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE

Application No.: 09/300290   Filing Date: 27/Apr/1999

Abstract:

The method for treating the internal surface of a gas bottle includes the following steps:a) an incident laser treatment beam is introduced into a bottle through its mouth, approximately along the axis of the bottle

b) the laser beam is deflected in the bottle onto the internal surface of the bottle

c) a relative rotation between the bottle and the deflected laser beam is made approximately about the axis of the bottle

andd) a relative displacement between the bottle and the deflected laser beam is made so as to scan most of the internal surface of the bottle with the deflected laser beam.The apparatus for treating a bottle is designed to implement the steps of the method.

Priority: FR19980005299 Applic. Date: 1998-04-28

Inventor: RONGE CATHERINE [FR]; BOUCHERON DANIEL [FR]; FRANDE ROBERTO [FR]


Patent No.: US6348518B1  Issued: 19/Feb/2002

Title: Compositions for making an artificial prosthesis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/208969   Filing Date: 10/Dec/1998

Abstract:

Novel compositions and methods are disclosed for manufacturing an artificial prosthesis, whether for medical, dental or cosmetic use. The compositions include a family of monomeric esters having increased solvency and decreased volatility.

Priority: US19970069021P Applic. Date: 1997-12-10

Inventor: MONTGOMERY R ERIC [US]


Patent No.: US6350437B1  Issued: 26/Feb/2002

Title: Tooth pastes

Applicant/Assignee: FARMACEUTICI DOTT. CICCARELLI S.P.A

Application No.: 09/523727   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Tooth pastes comprising:a) imido-alkanpercarboxylic acids under the form of adducts with cyclodextrins, preferably beta-cyclodextrins,b) aliphatic carboxylic acids having a solubility in water at room temperature higher than or equal to 5% by weight and containing one or more carboxylic functions.

Priority: IT1999MI00502 Applic. Date: 1999-03-12

Inventor: PASETTI MARCO [IT]; CERINI ROBERTO [IT]


Patent No.: US6350438B1  Issued: 26/Feb/2002

Title: Oral care compositions comprising chlorite and methods

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/607242   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to topical oral compositions, including therapeutic rinses, especially mouth rinses, as well as toothpastes, gels, tooth powders, chewing gums, mouth sprays, lozenges (including breath mints), dental implements (such as dental floss and tape), and pet care products comprising at least a minimally effective amount of chlorite ion, wherein the pH of the final composition is greater than 7 and the composition is essentially free of chlorine dioxide or chlorous acid. This invention further relates to a method for treating or preventing diseases and conditions of the oral cavity such as gingivitis, plaque, periodontal disease, herpetic lesions, and infections that may develop following dental procedures such as osseous surgery, tooth extraction, periodontal flap surgery, dental implantation, and scaling and root planing, in humans and other animals, by applying a safe and effective amount of the chlorite ion composition to the oral cavity.

Priority: US1998-032237 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27; US1998-032234 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27; US1998-032238 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27

Inventor: WITT JONATHAN JAMES [US]; WIMALASENA ROHAN LALITH [US]; WONG ANDREW LEE [US]; GOULBOURNE JR ERIC ALTMAN [US]; DOYLE MATTHEW JOSEPH [US]


Patent No.: US6352585B1  Issued: 05/Mar/2002

Title: Gypsum casting composition and method of casting

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/534138   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A multipart gypsum casting composition comprising a gypsum composition and a water composition where either the water and/or the gypsum composition contains at least two acids selected from the group consisting of oxalic acid, boric acid, phosphoric acid, citric acid, sodium citric acid, trisodium citric acid, tartaric acid, sulfuric acid, acetic acid, formic acid, malic acid, ascorbic acid and aspartic acid.

Priority: US19990128961P Applic. Date: 1999-04-12; WO2001US43627 Applic. Date: 2001-11-21

Inventor: DIESSO MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6352680B1  Issued: 05/Mar/2002

Title: Partial combustion of hydrogen sulphide

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOC GROUP PLC

Application No.: 09/337765   Filing Date: 22/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Sulfur vapor is formed by partial oxidation of hydrogen sulphide. A burner is operated so as to establish a flame in a furnace in or into which the burner fires. There is supplied to the flame from the first region of the mouth of the burner at least one flow of a first combustible gas comprising hydrogen sulfide. At least one second flow of a first oxidizing gas is caused to issue from the mouth of the burner and mix in the flame with the first combustible gas. There is supplied to the flame from a second region of the mouth of the burner surrounding and spaced from the said first region at least one third flow of a second combustible gas comprising hydrogen sulfide. At least one fourth flow of a second oxidizing gas is caused to issue from a region or regions of the mouth of the burner surrounded by said second region and mix in the flame with the second combustible gas. At least one fifth, outermost flow of a third oxidizing gas is caused to mix in the flame with the second combustible gas. A resultant gas mixture including sulfur vapor, water vapor, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen and residual hydrogen sulfide is withdrawn from the furnace.

Priority: GB19980014064 Applic. Date: 1998-06-29

Inventor: WATSON RICHARD WILLIAM [GB]; GRAVILLE STEPHEN RHYS [GB]; WAINFORD JOHN ALLEN [GB]


Patent No.: US6353061B1  Issued: 05/Mar/2002

Title: alpha, omega-methacrylate terminated macromonomer compounds

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY GMBH

Application No.: 08/627328   Filing Date: 04/Apr/1996

Abstract:

A alpha,omega-methacrylate terminated epoxide-carboxylic acid macromonomer compound formed by reaction of at least one diepoxide, at least one dicarboxylic acid and at least one unsaturated mono-carboxylic acid and having the general formula 1:wherein R is an aromatic moiety formed from a diepoxideR' is a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic, araliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic moiety formed from a dicarboxylic acid,R'' is hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic, araliphatic, aromatic or cycloaliphatic moiety formed from a mono-carboxylic acid, and n is an integer from 1 to 20.

Priority: US1995-382779 Applic. Date: 1995-02-03; US1993-067774 Applic. Date: 1993-05-26

Inventor: KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]; HOERHOLD HANS-HEINRICH [DE]; CLAUSSEN FRANK [DE]


Patent No.: US6354836B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Methods of producing dental restorations using CAD/CAM and manufactures thereof

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/376921   Filing Date: 18/Aug/1999

Abstract:

Ceramic precursor powders are combined with a binder and pressed into blocks or similar shapes to form green bodies. The ceramic powders consist of fairly uniform particles thoroughly dispersed to be essentially free of agglomerates such that it will sinter predictably and isotropically without appreciable distortion. The green bodies may be soft-sintered to a bisque density less than about eighty five percent of the final density. The soft-sintered blocks are then milled to a desired shape and sintered to a final density rendering a high strength dental restorative material. The material may be aluminum oxide, partially stabilized zirconium oxide, mixtures of the two, mullite or any suitable oxide that may be sintered to high strength (i.e., greater than 250 MPa).

Priority: US19980097216P Applic. Date: 1998-08-20

Inventor: PANZERA CARLINO [US]; BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6354837B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Method for bleaching teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/858132   Filing Date: 15/May/2001

Abstract:

A method for bleaching teeth is disclosed. The method includes the formation of a dental bleaching tray in a one step process that includes placing a moldable material adjacent teeth, permitting the moldable material to cure, and removing the cured moldable material which will then serve as a dental bleaching tray. Dental bleach may be placed into the dental bleaching tray and the tray may be placed onto teeth to accomplish bleaching. The entirety of the process may be performed at a patient's home or at a dental office, as desired.

Priority:

Inventor: JENSEN STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US6355161B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Bottles for dialysis machines and method for automatically identifying such bottles

Applicant/Assignee: AKSYS, LTD TEIJIN, LTD

Application No.: 09/549897   Filing Date: 14/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A set of bottles for containing dialysate chemical formulations, chemical cleaning agents or the like is described. The chemical formulation bottles come in two varieties, sodium bicarbonate and liquid acid formulations, each bottle having a slightly different shape. The different shapes cooperate with a bottle mounting structure in the dialysis machine to insure that bottles are correctly installed on their respective bottle opening mechanism. The bottles also have a detection feature comprising either a raised rim or groove extending around the periphery of the bottle. A sensor assembly in the bottle mounting and opening system detects the detection feature. The detection feature is used by the machine to distinguish between dialysate formulation bottles and chemical cleaning bottles, which do not have the detection feature. The detection feature prevents unintentional installation of the chemical bottle on the opening mechanism for the dialysate chemical formulation bottles. A chemical loading system for use with the bottles, and having a detection system for detecting the detection feature is also described. The detection system can be either a mechanical detection system or an optical detection system.

Priority: US19990112243F Applic. Date: 1999-10-12; US19990112244F Applic. Date: 1999-10-12; US19990112249F Applic. Date: 1999-10-12; US19990112250F Applic. Date: 1999-10-12

Inventor: SHAH DILIP H [US]; HOWELL GARY [US]; PAWLAK KENNETH E [US]; OZONO MASATOSHI [JP]; FOURNIER WADE [US]; ALPAN METE [US]


Patent No.: US6355191B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Method and apparatus for the manufacture of cementitious slab products

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/913100   Filing Date: 08/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for preparing single layer tiles or slabs from a mixture of a granulated stone material having a selected particle size, and from a slurry formed by cement, a quantity of between 0.25 and 0.36 parts by weight of water relative to the weight of cement, and a plasticizer for cementitious slurries, in which the quantity of slurry added is slightly in excess of the quantity corresponding to the void fraction of the granulated material, in forming mould, containing a layer of predetermined thickness of the mixture, to be subjected to a first very short deaeration step under the effect of a very high vacuum and to a subsequent vibration step under a lower vacuum, after which the mould goes on to seeing and hardness steps.

Priority: WO1997EP00444 Applic. Date: 1997-01-27; IT1996TV00009 Applic. Date: 1996-01-29; IT1996TV00010 Applic. Date: 1996-01-29

Inventor: TONCELLI MARCELLO [IT]


Patent No.: US6355229B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Oral composition containing cetylpyridinium chloride and guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride and method of using the same

Applicant/Assignee: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC

Application No.: 09/893766   Filing Date: 27/Jun/2001

Abstract:

An oral composition comprises an antibacterial effective amount of cetylpyridinium chloride, an effective amount of guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sufficient to bind to compounds which undesirably bind to cetylpyridinium chloride thereby enabling the cetylpyridinium chloride to effectively bind to tooth surfaces and perform an antibacterial function, and an orally acceptable carrier.

Priority:

Inventor: ADAMY STEVEN T [US]


Patent No.: US6355585B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Glass powder for glass ionomer cement

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/516204   Filing Date: 29/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A glass powder for glass ionomer cement is disclosed, containing a glass powder for glass ionomer cement having a shape in which a major axis length is from 3 to 1,000 times a minor axis length, in a glass powder for glass ionomer cement. The glass powder for glass ionomer cement having a shape in which a major axis length is from 3 to 1,000 times a minor axis length is a fibrous glass having a minor axis length of from 0.1 to 100 mum and a major axis length of 500 mum or less, and its content is within a range of from 0.1 to 80% by weight, being enable to provide a glass ionomer cement set material having a high mechanical strength, particularly bending strength and tensile strength.

Priority: JP19990063427 Applic. Date: 1999-03-10

Inventor: SUZUKI YOSHIMASA [JP]; KANEKO MASAAKI [JP]; OKADA KAORI [JP]; HIROTA KAZUO [JP]


Patent No.: US6355636B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Substituted 3-cyano-[1.7],[1.5], and [1.8] naphthyridine inhibitors of tyrosine kinases

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY

Application No.: 09/550824   Filing Date: 18/Apr/2000

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of formula I having the structureuseful as inhibitors of protein tyrosine kinase.

Priority: US19990155255P Applic. Date: 1999-04-21; US1999-295507 Applic. Date: 1999-04-21

Inventor: WISSNER ALLAN [US]; HAMANN PHILIP R [US]; YAMASHITA AYAKO [US]


Patent No.: US6357072B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Toothbrush assembly for brushing and rinsing

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/565915   Filing Date: 05/May/2000

Abstract:

A toothbrush assembly for brushing one's teeth and rinsing one's mouth includes a toothbrush having a longitudinal handle with a brush head at one end of the handle and a rinsing attachment including a sloped inner recessed surface area to produce a fountain-like effect when a stream of water contacts therewith.

Priority:

Inventor: ZINN KENNETH S [US]


Patent No.: US6358221B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Disposable cleaning apparatus for pierced human body parts

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/375491   Filing Date: 17/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A disposable kit for achieving and maintaining clean and healthy tissue in body piercing sites on the human body including the eyebrow, chin, nose, mouth, tongue, navel, nipples, and private parts, by cleaning, sterilizing and applying an antiseptic and antibacterial solution. Prevents body piercing complications most often related to the absence of a suitable sterile environment, e.g., using piercing tools or instruments that are not sterile, or the insertion of non-sterile or contaminated appliances, rings, hooks, or whatever device or product is inserted into the pierced cavity. Designed to prevent problems such as irritation, soreness, and closure of the desired pierced opening, which results from contamination, and the absence of a proper sterile and aseptic cleaning kit.

Priority:

Inventor: WATERS JOE C [US]; ABERNATHY JUNE M [US]


Patent No.: US6359168B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Compounds derived from menthol and use as refreshing agent

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 09/576991   Filing Date: 24/May/2000

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I)in which R=H or CH3 and n is a whole number from 1 to 4. These compounds are useful as refreshing agents in various compositions, articles or products from flavor manufacture or perfumery.

Priority: CH19970002743 Applic. Date: 1997-11-27; WO1998IB01821 Applic. Date: 1998-11-16

Inventor: FREROT ERIC [FR]; VAN BEEM NICOLE [CH]


Patent No.: US6360395B2  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Electric toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/766703   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2001

Abstract:

An electric toothbrush having an elongated body having a handle portion, a head portion, and an elongated intermediate portion disposed between the handle portion and the head portion. The head portion includes a static bristle portion and a moving bristle portion. The static bristle portion and the moving bristle portion are disposed along a common longitudinal axis relative to the head portion. The head portion and intermediate portion are dimensioned for disposition in a human user's mouth for brushing of teeth. A motor is disposed in the handle portion and operatively connected to the moving bristles for moving the moving bristles.

Priority: US1999-382745 Applic. Date: 1999-08-25; US1999-236794 Applic. Date: 1999-01-25; US1998-163621 Applic. Date: 1998-09-30

Inventor: BLAUSTEIN LAWRENCE A [US]; NOTTINGHAM JOHN R [US]; OSHER JOHN [US]; SPIRK JOHN W [US]; GALL DOUGLAS A [US]


Patent No.: US6360920B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Volumetric doser apparatus for pasty material

Applicant/Assignee: METALQUIMIA, S.A

Application No.: 09/701957   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The apparatus is comprised of a dosing chamber which is internally provided with a piston displaceable freely by means of pasty material introduced through a first extremity of said chamber from a first position to a second position, the piston being then actuated by means of a pressure fluid introduced through a second extremity to return to said first position, thereby displacing a volume being ejected through the extremity which is associated by sealed closing means to an opening of a housing wherein is housed a valve body with means to move the body inside the housing thereby communicating an inlet with said chamber, and alternatingly, communicating said chamber with an outlet conduit having emptying piston.

Priority: ES19980001189 Applic. Date: 1998-06-05; WO1999ES00163 Applic. Date: 1999-06-03

Inventor: COROMINAS NARCISO LAGARES [ES]


Patent No.: US6361211B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Closure mechanism with a heat-insulating filler

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS METAL COMPANY

Application No.: 09/007927   Filing Date: 16/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A heat insulating filler is mixed into the attachment layer 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 heat insulating filler insulates the profile layer from the heat load to prevent distorting or melting of the profile layer. The heat insulating filler 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.: US6361761B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Foamable dental fluoride composition

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/543232   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A dental fluoride foam composition comprising a foamable fluoride containing composition that is packaged in a foam generating container, the composition being comprised mainly of, an aqueous solution of a water soluble fluoride ion releasable salt, a taurate surfactant whereby the composition when dispensed from the container into the trough of a dental tray forms a low density, rapidly collapsible foam which substantially liquefies in about 1 minute after being dispensed from the foam generating container and placed in contact with a patients teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: JOZIAK MARILOU T [US]; TAVSS EDWARD A [US]; FISHER STEVEN W [US]; GAMBOGI ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US6361925B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Photoinitiator mixtures and compositions with alkylphenylbisacylphosphine oxides

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/861433   Filing Date: 18/May/2001

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula Iin which R1 is C1-C4alkyl, R2 is hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl or C1-C4alkoxy and R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 independently of one another are hydrogen, halogen, C1-C20alkyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, C2-C12alkenyl, C2-C18alkyl which is interrupted by one or more oxygen atoms, or are phenyl-substituted C1-C4alkyl, or are phenyl which is unsubstituted or is mono- or disubstituted by C1-C4alkyl and/or C1-C4alkoxy, with the provisos that at least one of the radicals R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 is other than hydrogen and that, if R1 and R2 are methyl, R3 and R6 are not methyl, and mixtures of such compounds with alpha-hydroxy ketones, benzophenones and alpha-amino ketones, are suitable as photoinitiators.

Priority: CH19960000558 Applic. Date: 1996-03-04; US1998-009827 Applic. Date: 1998-01-20; US1997-806498 Applic. Date: 1997-02-26

Inventor: LEPPARD DAVID GEORGE [CH]; KOEHLER MANFRED [DE]; VALET ANDREAS [DE]


Patent No.: US6362250B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Dental bridges comprising fiber reinforced frameworks with fiber or particulate reinforced veneers

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/270853   Filing Date: 17/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A dental restoration comprising a fiber reinforced composite framework and one or more of a randomly dispersed, fiber-filled veneer, a soft particulate filled composite veneer having a strain to failure greater than that of FRC framework and/or a brittle particulate filled composite veneer having a strain to failure value less than that of the FRC framework. The fiber filled veneer is advantageously placed beneath the framework, the soft veneer is advantageously placed where tensile stresses are expected to occur, while the brittle particulate filled veneer is placed where compressive stresses are expected to occur.

Priority: US19980078347P Applic. Date: 1998-03-17

Inventor: KARMAKER AJIT [US]; PRASAD ARUN [US]; DASKALON GREGG [US]


Patent No.: US6362251B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Dental material comprising porous glass ceramics, porous glass ceramics, processes and use

Applicant/Assignee: DEGUSSA-HULS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/409560   Filing Date: 30/Sep/1999

Abstract:

Dental material based on polymerizable (for example ethylenically unsaturated) monomers, epoxides, ormocers, liquid crystal monomers, oxethanes, spiro-orthoesters or spiro-carbonates as binders, a catalyst for cold, hot and/or photo-polymerization, and fillers, and a process for its preparation. Porous glass ceramics, a process for their preparation and uses thereof are also described. Dental materials according to the invention are suitable as alternative materials to the use of amalgam fillings.

Priority: DE19981046556 Applic. Date: 1998-10-09

Inventor: ALKEMPER JOCHEN [DE]; RENTSCH HARALD [DE]; DERMANN KLAUS [DE]; RITZHAUPT-KLEISSL HANS-JOACHIM [DE]; HAUSSELT JURGEN [DE]; ALBERT PHILIPP [DE]; GALL CORINNA [DE]


Patent No.: US6363529B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Finger glove for muzzle-loading

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/730392   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a finger glove utilized to grasp a ramrod when tamping down a black powder charge and bullet in a long rifle or handgun. The glove is constructed of nylon-strap material with a vertical pocket for engaging the end of the ramrod on one side of the strap and loops for engaging a plurality of fingers, preferably the little finger through the middle finger, on the other side of the strap. This device reduces the amount of arm strength required to load the long rifle or handgun and since the end of the ramrod bears against the bottom of the pocket, distributes the force laterally to the fingers engaging the strap.

Priority:

Inventor: BOCOOK JR DAVID A [US]


Patent No.: US6363669B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Penetration resistant storm window

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/425435   Filing Date: 22/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A framed storm window construction having a relatively thick, impact and penetration resistant panel surrounded by a frame for mounting either over or within an opening formed in a wall. The peripheral edges of the panel fit within interior channels formed in the frame members. The frame members each have exterior channels on its exterior peripheral edges which define outwardly opening channels. Connector members having tongue portions fitted and held within said channels extend outwardly of the channels and terminate in connector strip flanges which are adapted to be secured, by mechanical fasteners, to the edge portions defining a window opening in a building wall. The framed window resists penetration by forcefully applied objects, such as wind hurled debris.

Priority:

Inventor: HOFFMAN ROBERT E [US]


Patent No.: US6364025B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Method of protecting a horse's hoof

Applicant/Assignee: MAGNECOMP CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/797787   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2001

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 or the horse's hoof and have when reacted a low hardness of 40 to 80 Shore A to cushion the hoof.

Priority: US2000-499005 Applic. Date: 2000-02-04; US1998-143597 Applic. Date: 1998-08-31

Inventor: JACOBS RICHARD L [US]


Patent No.: US6364662B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Diamond-like carbon coated dental instrument

Applicant/Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE AB

Application No.: 09/439247   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to a coated tool bit for a dental drilling/cutting system. The tool bit is used to prepare an osteotomy in the jawbone of a patient. The tool bit is coated with a hard carbon coating/film. The coating can comprise diamond-like carbon (DLC), amorphous diamond, crystalline diamond, or a combination thereof. The tool bit includes drilling bits, threadformers, counterbores, and cutting tips of osteotomes. Some of the advantages of the coated tool bit are reduced friction, enhanced cutting efficiency, improved heat dissipation, increased resistance to wear and corrosion, and reduced adhesion to bone, tissue and other debris.

Priority: US19990129765P Applic. Date: 1999-04-15; US19980108006P Applic. Date: 1998-11-12

Inventor: KUMAR AJAY [US]


Patent No.: US6364665B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Dental whitening kit and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/542262   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A dental whitening kit is used to apply a tooth whitening composition to a user's teeth. The kit includes a mouthpiece having a cavity for receiving the teeth and a separate and distinct thin sheet composed of a heat and pressure deformable plastic. The sheet is heated to a temperature and for a duration such that the sheet is sufficiently pliable to form a dental impression therein. The sheet is disposed over the cavity such that the user bites into the sheet and the cavity to form a tray having an impression of the user's teeth. The tray and the mouthpiece are disengaged from the teeth. The tray is then separated from the cavity of the mouthpiece and receives the tooth whitening composition. The user re-engages into the tray with the teeth to apply the whitening composition to the teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: TRETTENERO D SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US6365039B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Positive pressure automatic swimming pool cleaning system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/582456   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2000

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: WO1998US27623 Applic. Date: 1998-12-23

Inventor: HENKIN MELVYN L [US]; LABY JORDAN M [US]


Patent No.: US6365130B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Antimicrobial chewing gum

Applicant/Assignee: AGION TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C

Application No.: 09/197811   Filing Date: 23/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The present invention provides a novel chewing gum product generally for the lysis and killing of oral microbes. In a preferred embodiment, the chewing gum product comprises an antimicrobial metal ion component and an inorganic ceramic carrier, and provides a concentration of such substances from about 0.05 to 50 weight percent of the chewing gum. In particular, these compositions may comprise zeolites ion-exchanged with antimicrobial metals, in addition to other oral care compounds. The present invention also relates to methods of using such compositions for treating and inhibiting dental caries, dental plaque and gingivitis, oral malodor and periodontal conditions. The compositions of the present invention may be incorporated into chewing gum according to conventional methods used in the art.

Priority:

Inventor: BARRY JOHN E [US]; TROGOLO JEFFREY A [US]


Patent No.: US6365131B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Pharmaceutical dental formulation for topical application of metronidazole benzoate, chlorhexidine gluconate and local anesthetic

Applicant/Assignee: J. B. CHEMICALS & PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Application No.: 09/480365   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Pharmaceutical dental gel preparation comprising of metronidazole benzoate, chlorhexidine gluconate, and local anesthetic as the active ingredient

glycol as the solvent medium

a carboxyvinyl polymer, cross-linked polymer of acrylic acid copolymerized with polyalkylsucrose as a gelling agent.

Priority: US1997-962099 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31; ZA20020004905 Applic. Date: 2002-06-19

Inventor: DOSHI MADHUKANT MANSUKHLAL [IN]; JOSHI MILIND DATTATRAYA [IN]; MEHTA BHARAT PRAVINCHANDRA [IN]


Patent No.: US6365132B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Methods and compositions for whitening teeth

Applicant/Assignee: UNIV. OF MD., BALTIMORE USBIOMATERIALS CORP

Application No.: 09/527721   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Methods for whitening teeth including contacting teeth with an effective amount of particulate bioactive glass are disclosed.

Priority: WO1998US18500 Applic. Date: 1998-09-18; US19970059222P Applic. Date: 1997-09-18

Inventor: LITKOWSKI LEONARD J [US]; HACK GARY D [US]; GREENSPAN DAVID C [US]


Patent No.: US6365134B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Process and composition for high efficacy teeth whitening

Applicant/Assignee: SCIENTIFIC PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/618567   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A process and composition for bleaching teeth made up of two formulations blended together before each application. The invention offers faster results while significantly reducing the possibility of user discomfort. One of said formulations contains hydrogen peroxide (in a free form or in the form of an adduct), the other contains salts and hydroxides and/or oxides of metals belonging to the first or second group of the Periodic Table which stimulate the generation of radical oxygen. The invention allows for balancing pH and assuring adequate water concentration to avoid tissue desiccation and user discomfort without compromising shelf life of the device.

Priority: US1999-348456 Applic. Date: 1999-07-07

Inventor: ORLOWSKI JAN A [US]; BUTLER DAVID V [US]


Patent No.: US6365215B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Oral sensory perception-affecting compositions containing dimethyl sulfoxide, complexes thereof and salts thereof

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 09/710452   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Described are oral sensory perception-affecting compositions containing dimethyl sulfoxide, complexes thereof and salts thereof, specifically:(i) dimethyl sulfoxide

and(ii) a second compound or group of compounds:(a) containing at least one menthyl moiety

and/or(b) containing at least one vanillyl moiety

and/or(c) containing at least one carboxamide moietywhen the weight ratio of "second compound(s)":dimethyl sulfoxide, is in the range of from about 1,000:1 down to about 3:10 and food grade acceptable salts thereof. Also described are oral sensory perception-affecting (e.g., "coolant")-imparting consumable articles (e.g., mouthwashes and the like) comprising a consumable article base and at least one of the aforementioned oral sensory perception-affecting compositions. Also described are complexes of (i) dimethyl sulfoxide and (ii) at least one of the aforementioned second compounds or group(s) of compounds.

Priority:

Inventor: GRAINGER BRIAN T [US]; KLEINHENZ ROBERT J [US]; CHRISTENSEN GARY W [US]


Patent No.: US6365635B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOSITION FOR TOPICAL ADMINISTRATION CONTAINING ANTIBIOTIC

Applicant/Assignee: SUNTORY LIMITED

Application No.: 09/380530   Filing Date: 02/Sep/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides a safe antibacterial composition for topical administration which stably contains a penem antibiotic having a broad-spectrum and potent antibacterial activity while otherwise being chemically susceptible to hydrolysis, oxidation, photoisomerization or the like. The compositions of the present invention comprise an antibacterial composition for topical administration comprising a penem antibiotic or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a non-aqueous base.

Priority: JP19980004845 Applic. Date: 1998-01-13; WO1999JP00068 Applic. Date: 1999-01-12

Inventor: NOMURA MASAAKI [JP]; SUMIKAWA HIROMI [JP]; SUGITA OSAMU [JP]


Patent No.: US6367302B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Method for bending and cutting metal strip material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/711633   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A 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:

Inventor: PARK HONG SOON [KR]


Patent No.: US6367492B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Apparatus for retaining plastic bags during washing

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/222218   Filing Date: 29/Dec/1998

Abstract:

Apparatus for retaining a plastic bag in an opened condition to facilitate cleaning in an automatic dish washer for bag re-use. The apparatus includes an open, segmented framework defining a form structure over which a soiled bag is positioned. First and second parallel frame sidewalls are laterally spaced apart and interconnected such that the form structure corresponds generally in size and shape to the interior of a plastic bag to be positioned thereover so that the form will maintain the bag in an open state. The framework includes a first or upper end and a second or lower end. The upper end is inserted into the open mouth of a soiled plastic bag. The upper end of the framework converges or tapers slightly to facilitate ease of insertion into the open mouth of a soiled plastic bag. The form is inserted into the bag until the mouth of the bag is seated around the second end of the framework. A plurality of bag retaining clips are located at the framework lower end to releasably receive and firmly retain peripheral portions of the bag at the mouth area during bag washing in a dish washer. The framework may optionally be constructed in a manner that allows for selective collapsing for storage purposes and expansion for washing use.

Priority: US19970070060P Applic. Date: 1997-12-30

Inventor: BROWN JOHN D [US]


Patent No.: US6368109B2  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Kits for use in accelerating dental treatments

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/847092   Filing Date: 01/May/2001

Abstract:

Apparatus, kits and methods for providing accelerated treatment of a patient's teeth. The apparatus, kits and methods involve the use of a dental impression tray that includes a patient dentition impression formed from a dental impression material such as an alginate. The impression tray advantageously includes a heating element for heating and maintaining the formed patient dentition impression at a temperature greater than about 105 degrees F. The heated dental trays may be used to accelerate the activity of dental bleaching agents (e.g., peroxides), desensitizing agents (e.g., potassium nitrate), remineralizing agents (e.g., fluoride salts), and the like. A dental office procedure for treating teeth involves the basic steps of: (1) coating a specially-prepared patient dentition impression with a dental composition such as a bleaching, desensitizing or remineralizing composition

(2) placing the coated patient dentition impression into the patient's mouth

(3) heating the patient dentition impression and dental composition to a temperature of at least about 105 DEG F.

and (4) retaining the patient dentition impression in position for period of time in a range of about 1 minute to about 60 minutes. The procedure can be adapted to microwave heating, electrical resistance heating, or hot fluid heating of the patient dentition impression.

Priority: US2000-565752 Applic. Date: 2000-05-08

Inventor: LINDQUIST SHERRILL F [US]


Patent No.: US6368556B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Apparatus for operational cleaning of dental handpieces

Applicant/Assignee: AKEDA DENTAL A/S

Application No.: 09/440264   Filing Date: 15/Nov/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus for operative cleaning and preparation of dental handpieces is made as an integrated unit having holding stubs (6) for receiving the handpieces inside a treating chamber (1, 30), which is designed in a pressure resisting manner and with heating means (12, 56) such that it is directly usable for autoclave treatment of the handpieces. Through the holding stubs (6) and in accordance with a control program it is possible to supply warm water and oil to the respective channels in the handpieces. The apparatus may appear as a table unit (32) holding all what is required for a complete cleaning lubrication and sterilization cycle.

Priority: DK19940000770 Applic. Date: 1994-06-28; US1996-765684 Applic. Date: 1996-12-30

Inventor: MORGENSTJERNE PER [DK]


Patent No.: US6368576B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Methods for bleaching, opacifying and desensitizing teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/694516   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Composition and methods that include potassium nitrate for whitening and/or reducing tooth sensitivity. The dental compositions may optionally include a dental bleaching agent, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The dental compositions may be applied directly to the person's teeth, or they may be loaded into a comfortable fitting, flexible, thin-walled dental tray and placed over the person's teeth. In that case, the dental compositions will include a tackifying agent, such as carboxypolymethylene, dispersed within a solvent, which assists the composition in retaining the dental tray over the person's teeth as a result of the adhesive properties of the dental composition rather than due to mechanical interlocking of the tray over the person's teeth. The dental compositions may further include anticariogenic and antimicrobial agents.

Priority: US1998-190709 Applic. Date: 1998-11-12

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


Patent No.: US6368633B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Microparticles which controllably release olfactorily active substances, methods of using same and processes for preparing same

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 09/854707   Filing Date: 14/May/2001

Abstract:

Described are flavor composition, flavor component, perfume composition and perfume component-containing microparticles which are particulate matrices composed of:(a) an olfactorily active component (e.g., perfume component)

(b) silica

and(c) a saccharide composition which is a mixture of mannitol and maltose.The microparticles are useful in augmenting, enhancing and/or imparting aroma and/or taste (over relatively long periods of time in a controllably releasable manner) to perfume compositions, perfumed articles (e.g., deodorancy and antiperspirant sticks), foodstuffs, chewing gums, beverages and the like. Also described is a process for preparing the above-mentioned microparticles using, in sequence, (1) adsorption of the olfactorily active material onto silica followed by (2) a blending/extrusion step followed by (3) at least one particularization step.

Priority: US1999-468135 Applic. Date: 1999-12-21

Inventor: LOU WEN CHIN [US]; MCDERMOTT KEITH J [US]; SHEFER SHMUEL DAVID [US]; SHEFER ADI [US]; TEFFENHART JOHN M [US]; TAN CHEE-TECK [US]; LINDAUER JEROME I [US]; SMITH LESLIE C [US]


Patent No.: US6369082B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Carboxylic acids and acylsulfonamides, compositions containing such compounds and methods of treatment

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK FROSST CANADA & CO

Application No.: 09/662502   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2000

Abstract:

This invention encompasses the novel compounds of formula A, which are useful in the treatment of prostaglandin mediated diseases,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate or ester thereof. The invention also encompasses pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment of prostaglandin mediated diseases.

Priority: US19990153903P Applic. Date: 1999-09-14

Inventor: LACOMBE PATRICK [CA]; LABELLE MARC [CA]; RUEL REJEAN [CA]


Patent No.: US6369084B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Carboxylic acids and acylsulfonamides, compositions containing such compounds and methods of treatment

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK FROSST CANADA & CO

Application No.: 09/662234   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2000

Abstract:

This invention encompasses the novel compounds of formula A, which are useful in the treatment of prostaglandin mediated diseases,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate or ester thereof. The invention also encompasses certain pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treatment of prostaglandin mediated diseases comprising the use of compounds of formula A.

Priority: US19990153899P Applic. Date: 1999-09-14

Inventor: LACOMBE PATRICK [CA]; LABELLE MARC [CA]; RUEL REJEAN [CA]


Patent No.: US6369164B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Polymerizable compounds and compositions

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

Application No.: 08/582235   Filing Date: 03/Jan/1996

Abstract:

An esterified macromonomer within the scope of the general formula:wherein Z is an organic moiety, R1 is hydrogen or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, oxyalkyl having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, alkenyl having from 2 to 12 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl having from 5 to 12 carbon atoms, aryl having from 6 to 12 carbon atoms or aralkyl having from 7 to 12 carbon atoms, each E independently is a hydroxyl group, an organic ester moiety or an inorganic ester containing moiety and at least one E is an ester containing moiety, n and m each independently is an integer from 2 to 12. The esterified macromonomer is obtainable by esterification of at least a portion of the -OH groups of a macromonomer having at least one terminal double bond with at least one derivative of an inorganic or organic acid which introduces pendant groups exhibiting at least one acid moiety selected from the group of consisting of -COOH, -PO3H2, -SO3H, -BO2H or salts thereof. The number of the acid moieties is chosen such that a polymer obtained by polymerizing those monomers has an adhesive strength to dentine of at least 2 MPa.

Priority: US1994-359217 Applic. Date: 1994-12-19; US1994-231535 Applic. Date: 1994-04-22; US1994-217998 Applic. Date: 1994-03-25; US1993-067774 Applic. Date: 1993-05-26

Inventor: KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]; WALZ UWE [DE]


Patent No.: US6371110B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Automatic release apparatus and methods for respirator devices

Applicant/Assignee: ENVIROMENTAL TECTONICS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/276247   Filing Date: 25/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Apparatus and methods to automatically release a respirator device at least from a wearer's face. For a respirator mask, such apparatus includes a securement device, which fits around at least the rear side of a wearer's head, and one or more couplings which are configured to releasably secure the respirator mask with the securement device around the wearer's head. For a respirator hood, a neck dam is used as the securement device. Pressurized, breathable gas is supplied to the wearer through the respirator device and to the coupling(s) to secure the device to the wearer's head and, if and when pressure of the gas supplied to the device drops below a critical level, the pressure of the gas supplied to the actuator(s) also drops sufficiently for the actuator(s) to change states and allow the coupling(s) to separate, thereby releasing the device. Manual and/or remote release can also be provided. Pneumatic actuation and control are preferred but hydraulic, electric and/or electromagnetic control and actuator devices can also be used in hyperbaric chambers and elsewhere.

Priority:

Inventor: PETERSON MARK A [US]; PETERSON DAVID L [US]; CAPOZIO SR MARK ALLEN [US]; ALLEN MICHAEL W [US]


Patent No.: US6371133B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Variable-guage tooth-flossing loops

Applicant/Assignee: LOOPS, L.L.C

Application No.: 08/640515   Filing Date: 01/May/1996

Abstract:

Embodied in the flexile forms of both an endless-loop and as a linear-tape, a unique tooth flossing device for cleaning away bacteria between the teeth is set forth. Comprised of a nontoxic extrusion-molded thermo-plastic polyurethane having particular properties of excellent elasticity, almost film-like guage of thickness, and a natural random surface-texture serving to aid the flossing procedure. In use, a FLOSS-LOOP(TM) is simply held in the user's thumb-&-forefinger of both hands, so as to pre-stretch "thin" that portion to be slid vertically between the teeth. The exceptionally high stretched tensile-strength of this device enables it to endure the duress of insertion between the teeth, yet once interposed interstitially adjacent the gum-line, the release of excess tension upon the tensioned segment of the loop enables it to resume it's natural thickness-guage of approximately 0.325 mm(0.0128-inch). This novel variable-guage capability of the device, making it able to more effectively burnish away substances from the tooth and sulcus of the gum-tissue during it's thicker guage modality

then again be retensioned to approximately only 0.200 mm-guage for easy interstitial removal. Either version of the device may be coated with various agents effective in combating diseases of the teeth and gums.

Priority:

Inventor: GANT KATHLEEN [US]


Patent No.: US6371674B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Plaque disclosing agent dispensing toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/705791   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A plaque disclosing agent dispensing toothbrush is disclosed. The plaque disclosing agent disposing toothbrush includes: (a) a handle, the handle including a head portion and a grasping portion, an upper surface and a lower surface, and a hollow interior defining a reservoir, the reservoir being designed and constructed to contain dental plaque disclosing agent

(b) a plurality of bristles positioned on and attached to the upper surface of the head portion of the handle

(c) a conduit in communication with the reservoir and extending into the head portion, the conduit being connected to and terminating at an outlet aperture in the head portion

and (d) a dispensing mechanism operationally connected to the conduit and adapted to control flow through the conduit.

Priority:

Inventor: LERNER SHARON [IL]


Patent No.: US6371763B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Flexible post in a dental post and core system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/296159   Filing Date: 21/Apr/1999

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 medical grade optical glass fibers or fiberglass 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: US1997-978867 Applic. Date: 1997-11-28

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


Patent No.: US6372799B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Non-sedating diphenhydramine metabolites

Applicant/Assignee: BRIDGE PHARMA, INC

Application No.: 09/744458   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed are N-substituted metabolites of diphenhydramine, which have been found to be potent and orally active antihistaminic compounds that are devoid of sedative side effects. Phamaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds, a complex with 8-chlorotheo-phylline, therapeutic use and compositions containing the compounds are also described.

Priority: US19980096366P Applic. Date: 1998-08-13; WO1999US18257 Applic. Date: 1999-08-11

Inventor: ABERG A K GUNNAR [US]


Patent No.: US6372816B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Dental materials packaging and method of use

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 09/498004   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides a storage stable dental composition comprising a volatile organic solvent and a polymerizable material enclosed by a package, which includes a closure, such as a cover or plug and a container made of a copolymer of a cycloolefin and an open chain olefin. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention is provided a stored packaged dental product by the process including: enclosing a dental composition in a package with at least a substantial portion of an injection molded thermoplastic copolymer of a cycloolefin and an open chain olefin, and storing the dental composition in the package for at least 1 week.

Priority: US1999-340096 Applic. Date: 1999-06-25

Inventor: WALZ UWE [DE]; PFLUG KAI P [DE]; WILNER RALF [DE]; EVERS MARKUS [DE]


Patent No.: US6373972B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Microbe and cell function control device, a microbial ecology detector device, and a method of controlling a microbe and cell function control device

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA MARUTOMO

Application No.: 08/993713   Filing Date: 18/Dec/1997

Abstract:

In a microbe and cell function control device, a primary electromagnetic wave radiation member is provided to radiate electromagnetic wave on microbes and cells within a predetermined wave length range thereof. An electromagnetic wave measuring member measures an intensity of a predetermined range of the electromagnetic wave permeated or reflected from the microbes and cells. An absorption intensity distinction member determines wavelength the microbes and cells absorb based on the intensity of the electromagnetic wave measured by the electromagnetic wave measuring member. A secondary electromagnetic wave radiation member radiates the electromagnetic wave absorbed by the absorption intensity distinction member on the microbes and cells.

Priority: JP19960354393 Applic. Date: 1996-12-18; JP19970110238 Applic. Date: 1997-04-11; JP19970255918 Applic. Date: 1997-09-03; JP19970333501 Applic. Date: 1997-11-17; JP19970333624 Applic. Date: 1997-11-17; JP19970332154 Applic. Date: 1997-12-02; JP19970334549 Applic. Date: 1997-12-04

Inventor: NONOMURA YUUSUKE [JP]


Patent No.: US6375459B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Apparatus and method for cleaning teeth

Applicant/Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Application No.: 09/632685   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2000

Abstract:

An apparatus designed to clean surfaces and to recycle a cleaning fluid. The apparatus has a hand-holdable housing that includes a head with a distal end through which cleaning solution may be impelled. The apparatus further has a pump for both impelling and urging cleaning fluid back through a return path. The pump has a flexible membrane and a pump drive mechanism in which two pistons drive the flexible membrane. The cleaning fluid includes a foaming-resistant composition that has an abrasive agent

a shear thinning fluid matrix, and a non-foaming means.

Priority: US1999-280144 Applic. Date: 1999-03-26; US19980079502P Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: KAMEN DEAN L [US]; GRAY LARRY B [US]; NEWTON MARK D [US]


Patent No.: US6375729B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Machinable glass-ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/527196   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Micaceous glass-ceramics are useful in the fabrication of single and multi-unit dental restorations including but not limited to orthodontic appliances, bridges, space maintainers, tooth replacement appliances, splints, crowns, partial crowns, dentures, posts, teeth, jackets, inlays, onlays, facing, veneers, facets, implants, abutments, cylinders, and connectors by machining the glass-ceramic using CAM/CAM devices. The micaceous glass-ceramics are provided in a plurality of shades and colors to adequately match the colors and shades of teeth found in 95% or more of the human population.

Priority: US19990125506P Applic. Date: 1999-03-19

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6376397B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Method for molding dental restorations and related apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: TEC VENTURES, INC

Application No.: 09/685400   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The present invention is concerned with a process for the formation of dental restorations from glass-ceramic materials and the resulting dental restorations. In this invention, a dental restoration is prepared by placing a glass-ceramic material in a heat-pressure deformable crucible. Heat is then applied to the crucible in order to bring the glass-ceramic material to a working range at temperatures above its liquidus temperature. The crucible in which the glass-ceramic material is placed has heat-pressure deformation properties which are matched to the working temperature of the glass-ceramic materials being heated. The heat deformation properties of the crucible must be such that when the glass-ceramic material in the crucible is in the working range the crucible is heat-pressure deformable without rupturing. Once the glass-ceramic material is heated to its working temperature, the crucible is brought into contact with a mold having a preformed cavity therein, the cavity being in the shape of the desired dental restoration. As the distance between the heated glass-ceramic material and the mold is decreased, the crucible is deformed to form a seal with the mold thereby facilitating the injection of the molten glass-ceramic material into the mold cavity. An interactive seal between the crucible and the mold may be provided for. The composite process may be carried out in a vacuum. The resulting dental restoration has superior optical, esthetic and strength properties.

Priority: US1999-235171 Applic. Date: 1999-01-22; US1999-927774 Applic. Date: 1999-09-11; US1994-250926 Applic. Date: 1994-05-31; US1995-417682 Applic. Date: 1995-04-06

Inventor: PETTICREW RICHARD W [US]


Patent No.: US6376476B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Isoprenoid pathway inhibitors for stimulating bone growth

Applicant/Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS CORPORATION OSTEOSCREEN, INC

Application No.: 09/488380   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Various embodiments of statin compounds are shown to enhance the formation of bone and are thus useful in treating osteoporosis, bone fracture or deficiency, primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, periodontal disease or defect, metastatic bone disease, osteolytic bone disease, post-plastic surgery, post-prosthetic joint surgery, and post-dental implantation.

Priority: US1998-096631 Applic. Date: 1998-06-12; US1998-096957 Applic. Date: 1998-06-12; US1997-989862 Applic. Date: 1997-12-12; US19960032893P Applic. Date: 1996-12-13

Inventor: GASPER SHIRLEY R [US]; WEST ROBERT R [US]; MARTINEZ THERESA [US]; ROBBINS KIRK G [US]; MCKERNAN PATRICIA A [US]; BAINDUR NAND [US]; LABROO VIRENDER M [IN]; MUNDY GREGORY R [US]


Patent No.: US6376573B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Porous biomaterials and methods for their manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: INTERPORE INTERNATIONAL

Application No.: 08/659879   Filing Date: 07/Jun/1996

Abstract:

An improved porous ceramic biomaterial is disclosed in which a polymer such as polylactic acid is polymerized in situ to fill the micropores substantially without filling the macropores. The polymer reinforcement helps improve the strength of the implant while preserving its ability to support ingrowth of bone to help integrate the implant into its surgical environment.

Priority: US1994-360269 Applic. Date: 1994-12-21

Inventor: WHITE EUGENE W [US]; DEBES JACK C [US]; HARRIS CLAYTON G [US]; SHORS EDWIN C [US]


Patent No.: US6378521B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Artificial airway device

Applicant/Assignee: IDEAMED N.V

Application No.: 09/308811   Filing Date: 22/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A speaker cone assembly comprises a felted paper-type cone fabricated of a composite material and a molded surround. The composite cone material contains natural fibers and synthetic fibers, where the synthetic fibers are able to chemically bond to material of the surround, thereby forming an improved bond during the molding procedure by which the surround is formed and attached to the cone. The method of preparing the composite cone material includes formulating and refining the natural fibers, preferably before adding the synthetic fibers.

Priority: NL19961004640 Applic. Date: 1996-11-28; WO1997NL00641 Applic. Date: 1997-11-24

Inventor: VAN DEN BERG PAULUS CORNELIS M [NL]


Patent No.: US6378698B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Infant's disposable fluoride tooth wipes

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/671672   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A disposable dental wipe made of a material substrate of predetermined size and dimensions for use in wiping the teeth, gums, and oral mucosa of an infant is provided. The dental wipes are impregnated with fluoride to strengthen erupted and growing teeth. Use of the dental wipes depends upon sensory pressure nerve endings in the user's fingers to quantitate the pressure at the time of cleaning. Fluoride may be impregnated onto the wipe for introduction into the oral cavity through any suitable composition, including gels, pastes, and powders, but is preferably introduced through an aqueous solution. Also included is a dental wipe dispenser for storing the wipes for ready usage.

Priority: US19990173293P Applic. Date: 1999-12-28

Inventor: SCOGGINS KATRINA M [US]


Patent No.: US6379593B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Method for manufacturing a multi-colored shaped body for further processing to obtain a dental restoration

Applicant/Assignee: MEGA-PHYSIK GMBH CO. KG

Application No.: 09/055828   Filing Date: 06/Apr/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for producing a multicolored shaped body for further processing to form a dental restoration, and to a device for carrying out the method.

Priority: DE19971014178 Applic. Date: 1997-04-07

Inventor: DATZMANN GABRIELE [DE]; KUHNERT REGINA [DE]; NEUMANN MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6379614B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Apparatus and method for sterilizing an instrument at substantially room temperature

Applicant/Assignee: SERMED INDUSTRIES INC

Application No.: 09/425261   Filing Date: 22/Oct/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus for sterilizing an instrument having an exterior surface at substantially room temperature includes a chamber having an interior compartment for receiving and housing the instrument. The interior compartment is maintained at a predetermined compartment temperature while the instrument is being sterilized. The chamber is releasably engagable with a portion of the instrument to support the instrument within the interior compartment. A fluid injection mechanism is in fluid communication with the chamber for supplying fluid to the chamber and for maintaining the fluid at a predetermined fluid temperature while the instrument is being sterilized. The chamber includes at least one fluid outlet for directing a flow of fluid onto the exterior surface of the instrument. The chamber further includes at least another fluid outlet to direct the flow of fluid onto the portion of the instrument engaged by the chamber. A method of sterilizing an instrument having an exterior surface at substantially room temperature includes the steps of: securing the instrument inside of a chamber by removably engaging a portion of the instrument to the chamber

removing bio-burden from the instrument by exposing the instrument to at least one bio-burden removing fluid while maintaining the chamber and the at least one bio-burden removing fluid at about a first predetermined temperature

and sterilizing the instrument, including the portion of the instrument engaged by the chamber, by exposing the instrument to at least one sterilizing fluid while maintaining the chamber and the at least one sterilizing fluid at about a second predetermined temperature.

Priority: US19980105115P Applic. Date: 1998-10-22; US19980105225P Applic. Date: 1998-10-22; US19980105221P Applic. Date: 1998-10-22

Inventor: SERGIO ROBERTO M [US]; WOOD JR WINFIELD [US]; SILDVE PETER O [US]


Patent No.: US6379615B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Methods of sterilizing articles

Applicant/Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 09/512123   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2000

Abstract:

Approaches are described for sterilizing medical and biological articles using sterilizing compositions. The sterilizing compositions include epoxy amine compounds and, optionally, alcohol. The epoxy amine compounds act as antimicrobial agents in the sterilizing compositions. In particular, medical articles can be sterilized and/or stored in the compositions described.

Priority:

Inventor: OGLE MATTHEW FRANK [US]


Patent No.: US6379632B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Endoscope cleaning and disinfecting unit

Applicant/Assignee: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/497994   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2000

Abstract:

An endoscope cleaning and disinfecting unit has an inlet arranged on its disinfectant solution tank through which a concentrated disinfectant solution is injected into the disinfectant solution tank. A diluting solution supply supplies a diluting solution for diluting the concentrated solution to the disinfectant solution tank and a plurality of level sensors detect the quantity of the disinfectant solution held in the disinfectant solution tank in stages. A control section controls the diluting solution supply based on the information detected by the level sensors to dilute the concentrated solution injected into the disinfectant solution tank through the inlet to a predetermined concentration.

Priority: JP19990028864 Applic. Date: 1999-02-05

Inventor: KINOSHITA TOSHIHARU [JP]; NAKAGAWA MIKIHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6379651B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Oral-topical dosage forms for delivering antibacterials/antibiotics to oral cavity to eradicate H. pylori as a concomitant treatment for peptic ulcers and other gastro-intestinal diseases

Applicant/Assignee: JOSMAN LABORATORIES

Application No.: 09/364613   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to concomitant treatment with bismuth compounds, other antibacterial compounds, and/or antibiotics in oral-topical and peroral dosage forms to eradicate H. pylori from its niches both in the dental plaque and in the gastric mucosa in order to improve the ulcer cure rate and prevent ulcer relapse. The invention also provides oral topical dosage forms with pharmaceutically usable bismuth compounds, other antibacterial compounds, and/or antibiotics that eradicate or reduce H. pylori in dental plaque. The invention further provides for treatment with bismuth compounds, other antibacterial compounds, and/or antibiotics which are effective against Campylobacter rectus and Treponema denticola which are responsible for causing halitosis. The invention also provides bismuth compounds which have applications in wound healing, particularly in ocular and dermal wound healing.

Priority: US1998-050643 Applic. Date: 1998-03-30; US1997-827566 Applic. Date: 1997-03-28; US1995-518971 Applic. Date: 1995-08-24; US1995-385060 Applic. Date: 1995-02-07

Inventor: ATHANIKAR NARAYAN [US]


Patent No.: US6379653B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Tooth bleaching

Applicant/Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S

Application No.: 09/384921   Filing Date: 27/Aug/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides safe products for bleaching teeth. Oral compositions comprising at least one oxidoreductase fulfil 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; US1998-019261 Applic. Date: 1998-02-05

Inventor: AASLYNG DORRIT [DK]; TSUCHIYA RIE [DK]; GAFFAR ABDUL [US]; SMITH SAHAR F [US]


Patent No.: US6379736B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Gelato composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PILLSBURY COMPANY

Application No.: 09/412675   Filing Date: 05/Oct/1999

Abstract:

Dairy-based gelato is an Italian frozen dessert that has a smooth, soft, silky texture and that is generally more flavorful than ice cream. A gelato composition includes an amount of total solids, including at least one milk-solids source, at least one sugar source, and at least one fat source, to provide a frozen gelato that can be stored for up to one year and still retain a texture characteristic of freshly-made gelato. The amount of total solids may range between about 45 weight percent and about 60 weight percent. A gelato composition may also include a flavorant, such as, for example, chocolate, candy, coffee, nut, liqueur, or fruit flavor, and/or a gum/stabilizer, such as, for example, pectin.

Priority:

Inventor: DESTEPHANO JOSEPH [US]; CHIDA KAMEL [US]; SWARTOS ANN [US]; DAVIS-KVAM KELLY [US]; CHAKRABARTI SUMANA [US]


Patent No.: US6380145B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Cleaning compositions comprising a specific oxygenase

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/462559   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cleaning compositions, including laundry, fabric care, dishwashing, hard surface cleaner, oral/dental cleaning compositions, comprising a polyphenol/heterocyclic substrate based oxygenase, which provide effective and efficient cleaning of coloured and everyday body stains and/or soils and provides sanitisation of the treated surfaces. Furthermore, the cleaning compositions of the present invention provide fabric realistic items cleaning and whitening performance while providing excellent fabric colour safety when formulated as a laundry detergent composition.

Priority: WO1997US12439 Applic. Date: 1997-07-09

Inventor: HERBOTS IVAN MAURICE ALFONS JA [BE]; BARNABAS MARY VIJAYARANI [US]; BETTIOL JEAN-LUC PHILIPPE [BE]; BUSCH ALFRED [BE]


Patent No.: US6381017B2  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN OBJECT

Applicant/Assignee: LJ LABORATORIES, LLC LJ LABORATORIES, L.L.C

Application No.: 09/968302   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Color/optical characteristics measuring systems and methods are disclosed. Perimeter receiver fiber optics/elements are spaced apart from a central source fiber optic/element and received light reflected from the surface of the object is measured. Light from the perimeter fiber optics pass to a variety of filters. The system utilizes the perimeter receiver fiber optics to determine information regarding the height and angle of the probe with respect to the object being measured. Under processor control, the color measurement may be made at a predetermined height and angle. Various color spectral photometer arrangements are disclosed. Translucency, fluorescence and/or surface texture data also may be obtained. Audio feedback may be provided to guide operator use of the system. The probe may have a removable or shielded tip for contamination prevention.

Priority: WO1997US00126 Applic. Date: 1997-01-02; US2000-586539 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31

Inventor: JUNG WAYNE D [US]; JUNG RUSSELL W [US]; LOUDERMILK ALAN R [US]


Patent No.: US6381757B2  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Inflatable chin strap for a helmet

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/755135   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A protective chin strap for headwear such as an athletic helmet is provided with a chin portion including an inflatable pouch and a manually operated valve pump so that the wearer can inflate the pouch to adjust the tension of the strap to adjust the force holding the helmet on the head of the wearer as well as at the same time provide a shock absorbing cushion on the chin of the user.

Priority: US1996-743029 Applic. Date: 1996-11-04; US1998-220695 Applic. Date: 1998-12-24

Inventor: RUSH III GUS A [US]


Patent No.: US6381989B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Heat treated fibers for reinforced dental restorations and method of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/642727   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A method for processing a glass fiber material, wherein the glass fiber material 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.

Priority: US1999-292479 Applic. Date: 1999-04-15; US1997-936361 Applic. Date: 1997-09-24

Inventor: KARMAKER AJIT [US]; PRASAD ARUN [US]


Patent No.: US6382971B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Method and system for dispensing prophylaxis medium

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/681565   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A system and method for dispensing prophylaxis paste during dental cleaning procedures which includes a flow control valve, which is actuated by pressure between the prophy cup and the tooth and also includes a source of prophylaxis paste delivered at a relatively constant pressure.

Priority:

Inventor: RANDOLPH BRADLEY A [US]


Patent No.: US6382972B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Cushioned, fiber-covered dental delivery tips

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/703248   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A dental instrument is configured to be positioned adjacent the teeth and gums of a patient without injuring or causing pain to sensitive teeth or gums. The dental instrument includes: (i) a main body having a proximal end and a distal end, the main body being configured to be grasped by a practitioner

(ii) an elastomeric member coupled to the distal end of the main body such that abutment of the elastomeric member against the teeth or gums of a patient does not injure or cause pain to the teeth or gums

and (iii) a plurality of fibers disposed on the elastomeric member. The fibers can be used to remove air bubbles from impression material, or for a variety of other uses. The instrument may be in the form of an applicator or delivery tip, for example. The instrument can have a non-slip gripping surface.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; RACHAL RICHARD N [US]; LEWIS PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6382979B2  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Apparatus and methods for accelerating dental treatments

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/847160   Filing Date: 01/May/2001

Abstract:

Apparatus, kits and methods for providing accelerated treatment of a patient's teeth. The apparatus, kits and methods involve the use of a dental impression tray that includes a patient dentition impression formed from a dental impression material such as an alginate. The impression tray advantageously includes heating means for heating and maintaining the formed patient dentition impression at a temperature greater than about 105 DEG F. The heated dental trays may be used to accelerate the activity of dental bleaching agents (e.g., peroxides), desensitizing agents (e.g., potassium nitrate), remineralizing agents (e.g., fluoride salts), and the like. A dental office procedure for treating teeth involves the basic steps of: (1) coating a specially-prepared patient dentition impression with a dental composition such as a bleaching, desensitizing or remineralizing composition

(2) placing the coated patient dentition impression into the patient's mouth

(3) heating the patient dentition impression and dental composition to a temperature of at least about 105 DEG F.

and (4) retaining the patient dentition impression in position for period of time in a range of about 1 minute to about 60 minutes. The procedure can be adapted to microwave heating, electrical resistance heating, or hot fluid heating of the patient dentition impression.

Priority: US2000-565752 Applic. Date: 2000-05-08

Inventor: LINDQUIST SHERRILL F [US]


Patent No.: US6382980B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Compact dental multi-layered material for crown and bridge prosthodontics and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/531379   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A dental material and method for forming a laminated structure having at least three layers with at least one layer composed of a base material composition containing high fusing temperature metal particles and another layer composed of a filler material composition of low fusing temperature metal particles. The layers are arranged in tandem adjacent to one another in an alternating sequence such that upon firing of the laminated structure in a furnace at a temperature at least equal to the melting temperature of the low fusing temperature metal particles but below the melting temperature of the high fusing temperature metal particles diffusion occurs from the filler layers into the base layers to bring the base layers together and to form a solid structure.

Priority:

Inventor: SHOHER ITZHAK [IL]; WHITMAN AHARON [IL]


Patent No.: US6383279B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Dental impression composition on functionalized polyethers

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 09/151290   Filing Date: 11/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A dental impression composition comprises a polyether derivative functionalized via the hydroxyl groups of a polyether polyol with groups such as aziridine, epoxide and unsaturated substituents including (meth)acrylic, allyl, vinyl, vinyl ether or maleate groups, wherein the level of cyclic oligomeric polyethers is less than 5.0 weight percent.

Priority: DE19971040234 Applic. Date: 1997-09-12

Inventor: ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]; WANEK ERICH [DE]; LECHNER GUENTHER [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]; MIKULLA MARKUS [DE]


Patent No.: US6384106B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Dental restorative composite

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/562190   Filing Date: 02/May/2000

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: US1998-093778 Applic. Date: 1998-06-09

Inventor: ANGELETAKIS CHRISTOS [US]


Patent No.: US6384107B2  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Abrasion resistant dental composition product and process

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/804940   Filing Date: 14/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Dental composition, product and process using a silicon containing abrasion resistant material. The dental products formed are abrasion resistant and self-lubricating across their entire cross sections. Dental compositions useful for forming dental products in accordance with the invention preferably includes an ethylenically unsaturated silane. The composition is formed into a dental prosthesis, such as an artificial tooth, inlay, onlay, facing, crown or bridge.

Priority: AU19920018520 Applic. Date: 1992-06-23; CA19922072205 Applic. Date: 1992-06-24; EP19920111787 Applic. Date: 1992-07-10; JP19920185532 Applic. Date: 1992-07-13; US1995-391282 Applic. Date: 1995-02-21; US1993-097541 Applic. Date: 1993-07-27; US1993-011038 Applic. Date: 1993-01-29; US1992-979093 Applic. Date: 1992-11-19; US1991-729018 Applic. Date: 1991-07-12

Inventor: LIU ANDREW T C [US]


Patent No.: US6386211B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Oral hygiene maintenance system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/876926   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2001

Abstract:

An oral hygiene maintenance system for allowing a user to brush their teeth without needing water. The oral hygiene maintenance system includes a housing that has a plurality of walls for defining an interior space. The interior space has an upper opening that permits selective access to the interior space of the housing. A cover member is removably couplable to the housing such that the cover is for closing the upper opening of the interior space of the housing. A plurality of oral hygiene devices is removably insertable into the interior space of the housing. Each of the oral hygiene devices is adapted for aiding a user to maintain oral hygiene.

Priority:

Inventor: SMITH GREGORITA [US]


Patent No.: US6386783B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Toothpaste dispensing toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/669217   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A toothpaste dispensing toothbrush including a handle defining a reservoir, and a neck extending from the handle and terminating in a brush head. The reservoir has an outlet, and contains a plurality of portions of toothpaste. The brush head has a plurality of bristles with an effective lifetime. A passage extends from the outlet of the reservoir through the neck to a dispensing opening located proximate the brush head. Also included is a dispensing mechanism for dispensing the plurality of portion of the toothpaste from the reservoir to the brush head. The plurality of portions of toothpaste matches the lifetime of the bristles.

Priority:

Inventor: SPOELMAN DERRIK J [US]


Patent No.: US6386873B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Dental tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/740765   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A dental tool is provided for use in removing solidified material from on and between teeth during restorations. The new dental tool is appropriately shaped to provide proper control and visualization of the work and prevent damage to the interior of the mouth. The dental tool comprises a handle portion and a blade support portion extending from the handle portion, wherein the longitudinal axis of the handle and blade support portions form an angle of from about 130 degrees to about 140 degrees. A blade member is supported on the distal end of the blade support portion including a support surface which is in a plane which forms an angle of from about 80 degrees to about 100 degrees with the longitudinal axis of the handle portion. The blade supporting portion comprises a pair of spaced arms projecting from the handle and at an angle relative to one another in the range of from about 10 to about 25 degrees. The distal end portion of the spaced arms terminate in bosses, preferably barbs for supporting the blade member. The blade member has mounting holes on each end for receiving the bosses on the ends of the arms. The blade member is fixed to the ends of the arms by compressing the arms inwardly to accommodate the mounting holes in the blade member. Thus, the blade member is quickly and easily replaceable.

Priority:

Inventor: BLANK JEFF T [US]


Patent No.: US6386874B2  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Hygiene instrument for cleaning and polishing the surface of the teeth and the composite materials of dental filings, in the shape of a rod

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/761200   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Hygiene instrument for cleaning and polishing the surface of the teeth and the composite materials of dental fillings, in the shape of a rod.The structure of the rod is made up of fibers and optionally a load of particles embedded in a resinous matrix giving the working surface of the rod a continuous abrasive power.

Priority: EP19990440327 Applic. Date: 1999-11-26; US2000-561803 Applic. Date: 2000-05-01

Inventor: BACHMANN MARC WILLIAM [FR]; BACHMANN SONIA [FR]; BACHMANN NOEMIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6387352B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: MOUTHWASH COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ERLING JOHANSEN

Application No.: 09/350965   Filing Date: 09/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Aqueous solutions are disclosed which are supersaturated with respect to calcium phosphate(s) and which further comprise a stabilising 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; US1997-933481 Applic. Date: 1997-09-18; US19960026578P Applic. Date: 1996-09-18

Inventor: JOHANSEN ERLING [US]; OLSEN THOR [US]; PAPAS ATHENA [US]


Patent No.: US6387353B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Light or heat activated dental bleaching compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/373434   Filing Date: 11/Aug/1999

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions are made with a bleaching agent and a stable radiant-energy absorbing compound that acts as a bleaching agent activator. The dental bleaching compositions of the present invention can 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 activator includes hydrocarbons that are stable in the presence of the bleaching agent, which do not prematurely accelerate liberation of the bleaching agent, but which allow for selective activation of the bleaching agent by irradiation of the bleaching composition with radiant energy. The bleaching composition may optionally include a neutralizing agent to adjust the pH, a carrier to help provide proper consistency and potency, and a stabilizing agent to maintain maximum potency of the bleaching agent over time. The bleaching composition may also include a thickening agent to achieve a selected viscosity. The dental bleaching compositions may be adapted to be loaded into and delivered from a syringe.

Priority: US1998-010155 Applic. Date: 1998-01-21; US1997-781662 Applic. Date: 1997-01-10

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


Patent No.: US6387354B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Semi-refined carrageenan dentifrice binder

Applicant/Assignee: SHEMBERG MARKETING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/519515   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed is a toothpaste binder composition comprising semi-refined carrageenan. Examples of semi-refined carrageenan suitable for incorporation into a toothpaste binder are semi-refined kappa carrageenan and semi-refined iota carrageenan. Such a toothpaste binder may comprise, for example, semi-refined kappa carrageenan, semi-refined iota carrageenan, or a combination of both semi-refined kappa and iota carrageenan. Such a formulation is preferably comprised of about 10% to about 20% refined kappa-2/lambda carrageenan

about 35% to about 50% refined iota carrageenan

about 20% to about 30% semi-refined kappa and/or semi-refined iota carrageenan

and about 5% to about 20% standardizing agent

by dry weight. Specific formulations incorporating semi-refined carrageenan are described. Properties and characteristics exhibited by a toothpaste which incorporates the specific binder formulations are also described. Also disclosed is a toothpaste binder composition comprising a semi-refined carrageenan, such as semi-refined kappa or semi-refined iota carrageenan, further comprising ultra low viscosity guar gum. Such a toothpaste binder composition is preferably comprised of about 5% to about 10% refined kappa-2/lambda carrageenan

about 40% to about 50% refined iota carrageenan

about 20% to about 25% semi-refined kappa and/or semi-refined iota carrageenan

about 10% to about 20% ultra low viscosity guar gum

and about 5% to about 10% standardizing agent

by dry weight.

Priority:

Inventor: BIXLER HARRIS J [US]; SANCHEZ-ZABALLERO GRECILDA [PH]


Patent No.: US6387390B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Compositions and methods for enhancing receptor-mediated cellular internalization

Applicant/Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 09/412821   Filing Date: 05/Oct/1999

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for improving cellular internalization of one or more compounds are disclosed. The compositions include a compound to be delivered and a biocompatible viscous material, such as a hydrogel, lipogel, or highly viscous sol. The composition also include, or are administered in conjunction with, an enhancer in an amount effective to maximize expression of or binding to receptors and enhance RME of the compound into the cells. This leads to high transport rates of compounds to be delivered across cell membranes, facilitating more efficient delivery of drugs and diagnostic agents. Compositions are applied topically orally, nasally, vaginally, rectally, and ocularly. The enhancer is administered with the composition or separately, either systemically or preferably locally. The compound to be delivered can also be the enhancer.

Priority: US19980103117P Applic. Date: 1998-10-05

Inventor: DEAVER DANIEL R [US]; EDWARDS DAVID A [US]


Patent No.: US6387422B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Reduced calorie coated confections

Applicant/Assignee: KRAFT FOODS, INC

Application No.: 09/698509   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2000

Abstract:

An improved filling composition for coated confectionery products, particularly chocolate and chocolate-based confectionery products with an unrefrigerated shelf-life of more than about four weeks, when properly stored and handled is provided. Provided is a filling composition with a significant reduction in fat content, particularly in cocoa butter and other saturated fats, and a significant reduction in overall caloric content when compared to conventional chocolate-based, coated confections. This calorie reduction, for example, may be more than about 40% in a confection of the invention with a 1:1 ratio by weight of coating and filling when compared to similar conventional confections.

Priority: US1998-040026 Applic. Date: 1998-03-17

Inventor: CAMPBELL BRUCE E [US]


Patent No.: US6387980B2  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Dental composition system and method

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/725430   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2000

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: US1999-351231 Applic. Date: 1999-07-12; US1996-742019 Applic. Date: 1996-11-01

Inventor: LU KEWANG [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL D [US]


Patent No.: US6387982B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Self etching adhesive primer composition and polymerizable surfactants

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

Application No.: 09/198315   Filing Date: 23/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The invention provides a self etching adhesive dental primer composition, a method of use of the primer composition and a product formed from the primer. The dental product is formed from the primer composition which includes water, surfactant and polymerizable material in suspension in the water. The polymerizable material includes monomers which are water immiscible. Preferably the monomers have an average molecular weight less than 1000. The primer composition is used by applying the composition to unetched dental tooth enamel and the polymerizable material is polymerized to form a dental product having adhesion to the enamel of more than 13 MPa. Improved surfactants which contain at least one ethenically unsaturated polymerizable group are provided in accordance with the invention. Surfactants of the present invention copolymerize with and become an integral part of any polymerizable resin matrix in which they are incorporated. This prevents migration of the surfactant through the matrix or slow leaching-out through the interfaces, and brings advantages of biocompatibility and stability of the physical properties of the cured matrix. In addition, the surfactant becomes a permanent part of the matrix, and forms part components of the matrix.

Priority:

Inventor: BLACKWELL GORDON BRIAN [DE]


Patent No.: US6391283B1  Issued: 21/May/2002

Title: Methods and apparatus for activating dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/010155   Filing Date: 21/Jan/1998

Abstract:

Compositions, method and systems for bleaching tooth surfaces in an accelerated manner. The dental bleaching compositions include a bleaching agent and a stable radiant energy absorbing material that acts as a bleaching agent activator. The dental bleaching compositions of the present invention can be stable one-part compositions that do not require mixing at the time of treating a person's teeth but which remain stable over time. The dental bleaching composition is applied to the labial surface of teeth that are to be bleached. A source of radiant energy is directed onto the treated tooth surfaces to accelerate bleaching activity. The radiant energy source includes a dental light guide having an arcuate light directing member that is positioned in close proximity to the treated teeth. The light directing member has one or more light-emitting panels communicating with a radiant energy generating source that efficiently direct radiant energy onto the treated tooth surfaces. The dental light guide can irradiate all treated teeth of one or both dental arches simultaneously while in a fixed position relative to the one or both dental arches. The inventive dental compositions may also be activated using, e.g., conventional curing lights and lasers.

Priority: US1997-781662 Applic. Date: 1997-01-10; US1997-781858 Applic. Date: 1997-01-10

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


Patent No.: US6391286B1  Issued: 21/May/2002

Title: Use of metallofluorocomplexes for dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 08/560331   Filing Date: 17/Nov/1995

Abstract:

Dental compositions are provided with a fluoride releasing material that is a metal complex described by formulawhereM represents an element capable of forming a cationic species and having a valency of 2 or more,G is an organic chelating moiety capable of complexing with the element MZ is hydrogen, boron, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, antimony, arsenicF is a fluoride atomg, m and n are at least 1.

Priority:

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]; WANG BING [US]


Patent No.: US6391365B1  Issued: 21/May/2002

Title: Use of 3,6-dimethyl-2(3H)-benzofuranone as flavor material and new process for its preparation

Applicant/Assignee: HAARMAN & REIMER GMBH

Application No.: 09/298655   Filing Date: 23/Apr/1999

Abstract:

3,6-Dimethyl-2(3H)-benzofuranone is a new, valuable flavor material. A process for its industrial-scale preparation was developed.

Priority: DE19981018731 Applic. Date: 1998-04-27; DE19991009980 Applic. Date: 1999-03-06

Inventor: LAMBRECHT STEFAN [DE]; SURBURG HORST [DE]; GUENTERT MATTHIAS [DE]; KOPPE VOLKMAR [DE]


Patent No.: US6391940B1  Issued: 21/May/2002

Title: Method and composition for adhering to metal dental structure

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/342825   Filing Date: 29/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a composition and method of treating dental metal. 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 metal and ceramics and to dentin. Compositions of the invention have superior adhesion to dental metals and tooth without separately acid etching dentin or enamel. Compositions are useful as dental priming adhesives, luting cements, liners, pit and fissure sealants, bases and restoratives.

Priority: US1999-290962 Applic. Date: 1999-04-13; US1998-080781 Applic. Date: 1998-05-18; US1996-627339 Applic. Date: 1996-04-04; US1994-292104 Applic. Date: 1994-08-22; US1998-093548 Applic. Date: 1998-06-08; 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]; WANG XIULING [US]; SANG JUNJIE [US]


Patent No.: US6394802B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Device for producing tooth impressions and impression tray therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/142484   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A tray for producing impressions of dental arches includes a peripheral edge wall that forms a sealing point with soft tissue in the patient's mouth. The interior of the tray is connected via a plurality of vacuum connection pieces to a suction arrangement. Disposed in an impression space provided by the tray is an impression material distributor tube that conveys impression material, preferably to the rear impression space. The distributor tube is connected to an impression material source.

Priority: DE19961008546 Applic. Date: 1996-03-06; DE19961027517 Applic. Date: 1996-07-09; WO1997EP01110 Applic. Date: 1997-03-05

Inventor: HAHN RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US6395759B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Substituted benzamide derivatives and pharmaceutical compositions containing them

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 09/319124   Filing Date: 01/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, where G is a methylene or ethylene linkage

R1 is hydrogen, C1-6alkylO-

R2 is hydrogen, halogen, CN, N3, trifluoromethyldiazirinyl, CF3, CF3O-, CF3S-, CF3CO-, C1-6alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkylO-, C1-6alkylCO-, C3-6cycloalkylCO-, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4-alkylCO-, phenyl, phenoxy, benzyloxy, benzoyl and substituted benzoyl, phenyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkylSO2-, (C1-4alkyl)2NSO2- or (C1-4alkyl)NHSO2-

R3 is hydrogen, halogen, CN, N3, trifluoromethyldiazirinyl, C1-6alkylO-, C1-6alkylS-, C1-6alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkenyl, C1-6alkynyl, CF3CO-, C1-6alkylCO-, C3-6cycloalkylCO-, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkylCO-, phenyl, phenoxy, benzyloxy, benzoyl, phenyl-C1-4alkyl-, or -NR5R6 where R5 is hydrogen or C1-4alkyl

and R6 is hydrogen, C1-4alkyl, -CHO, -CO2C1-4alkyl or -COC1-4alkyl

R4 is hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkenyl, or C1-6alkynyl, are useful in the prevention and treatment of anxiety, mania, depression disorders associated with a subarachnoid haemorrhage or neural shock, the effects associated with withdrawal from substances of abuse such as cocaine, nicotine, alcohol and benzodiazepines, disorders treatable and/or preventable with anti-convulsive agents, such as epilepsy including post-traumatic epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, psychosis, migraine, etc.

Priority: WO1997EP06949 Applic. Date: 1997-12-01; GB19960025145 Applic. Date: 1996-12-03

Inventor: THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]; VONG ANTONIO KUOK KEONG [GB]; WARD ROBERT WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6395802B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Dental composite

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANTAGE DENTAL PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/283380   Filing Date: 31/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A dental composite is disclosed which is made of a light curable material containing filler particles suspended in the light curable material. The filler particles are formed from material that has been previously cured and then reduced in size, preferably by grinding, to a predetermined range of particle sizes.

Priority:

Inventor: PELERIN JOSEPH J [US]


Patent No.: US6395803B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Dental restorative composite

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/567547   Filing Date: 05/May/2000

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 during polymerization, to improve wear resistance, and to provide a composite with generally improved physical properties.

Priority: US1998-093778 Applic. Date: 1998-06-09

Inventor: ANGELETAKIS CHRISTOS [US]


Patent No.: US6395909B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Substituted benzopyran derivatives and their use as anticonvulsants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/720019   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2000

Abstract:

This invention relates to 6-(hydroxyalkylcarbonyl) benzopyrans and their use as anticonvulsants.This invention relates to 6-(hydroxyalkylcarbonyl) benzopyrans and their use as anticonvulsants

Priority: GB19980013949 Applic. Date: 1998-06-29; WO1999GB02000 Applic. Date: 1999-06-25

Inventor: BELL DAVID [US]; COX PETER J [US]; THOMPSON MERVYN [US]; TURNER GILLIAN [US]


Patent No.: US6398758B1  Issued: 04/Jun/2002

Title: Medicament delivery system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/250736   Filing Date: 16/Feb/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for selectively delivering a medicament to a target location of the wall of a body cavity, blood vessel, or the like, comprising a compressed hollow cylinder of permeable, expandable foam, attached to the distal end of a delivery device such as a catheter or catheter guidewire. Using the delivery device, the compressed cylinder is advanced to a target location within the body, and the compressed foam cylinder is allowed to expand so as to contact the walls of the body cavity, blood vessel, or the like, while allowing bodily fluids to freely flow through the central lumen of the cylinder. The foam cylinder is provided with means for perfusing it with a medicament so that the medicament is placed in contact with the walls of the patient's anatomy, and is also provided with means for preventing the medicament from entering the patient's bloodstream.

Priority:

Inventor: JACOBSEN STEPHEN C [US]; DAVIS CLARK [US]


Patent No.: US6398763B1  Issued: 04/Jun/2002

Title: Syringe apparatus having a plunger tip with a flexible spring lever

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/504738   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A syringe is provided for delivering compositions having a hollow elongated barrel engaged by a plunger with a unique plunger tip. The plunger tip extends from a round and hollow sidewall of the stem of the plunger by bifurcating into an inset branch and a spring lever. The inset branch and the spring lever define a radial tensioning groove. The lower portion of the spring lever is flat while the upper portion of the spring lever flares outward at an angle with respect to the lower portion and then terminates at a rounded distal contact end. As a result, the diameter of the spring lever at the rounded distal contact end is slightly greater than the diameter of the inside of the barrel before the plunger is inserted into the barrel. The spring lever is sufficiently flexible that upon insertion of the plunger into the chamber of the barrel, the radial tensioning groove compresses due to the spring lever flexing toward the inset branch. The spring lever is also sufficiently rigid to enable the rounded distal contact end to be exerted against and to form a seal with the interior of the barrel.

Priority:

Inventor: RICHARDSON KIM L [US]; RACHAL RICHARD N [US]


Patent No.: US6399004B1  Issued: 04/Jun/2002

Title: Method for encapsulating a chip on a carrier

Applicant/Assignee: NEDCARD B.V

Application No.: 09/319004   Filing Date: 01/Oct/1999

Abstract:

Method for encapsulating a chip (10) on a carrier (12) whereby the chip (10) is positioned on the carrier (12), a dam (16a, 16b) is formed on the carrier (12) around the chip (10), encapsulating material (18) is poured into the space within the dam (16a, 16b), and the obtained encapsulated structure is cured. In a first separate step on the carrier only the dam (16a, 16b) is formed from a thermohardening material at a relatively high temperature and is cured at least partly and in a succeeding second step the space within the dam is filled with the same thermohardening material at a relatively low temperature.

Priority: NL19961004651 Applic. Date: 1996-11-29; WO1997NL00651 Applic. Date: 1997-11-27

Inventor: SLAGER BENJAMIN [NL]


Patent No.: US6399598B1  Issued: 04/Jun/2002

Title: Diheterocyclic metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/516726   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides compounds of formulaas described in the claims, or an optical isomer, diastereomer or enantiomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically-acceptacle 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: US1997-918957 Applic. Date: 1997-08-26; 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.: US6402376B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Bag comprising slide-actuated closing profiles

Applicant/Assignee: FLEXICO-FRANCE

Application No.: 09/719557   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A bag which includes additional closing profiles which are respectively actuated by a slide during opening and closing. The bag includes a wall portion which forms a veil which can be broken and which is designed in such a way that it covers the slide before the bag is used.

Priority: FR19990005303 Applic. Date: 1999-04-27; WO2000FR01082 Applic. Date: 2000-04-25

Inventor: BOIS HENRI GEORGES [FR]


Patent No.: US6402377B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Non-blocking elastomeric articles

Applicant/Assignee: PACTIV CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/576574   Filing Date: 22/May/2000

Abstract:

A drawtape bag comprising a pair of pliable thermoplastic body panels, a pliable drawtape and an elastomeric strip. The pair of pliable thermoplastic body panels are joined to each other along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the opposing sides. At least one of the body panels forms a hem extending along a mouth end disposed opposite the bottom. The hem includes one or more drawtape holes. The pliable drawtape is housed within the hem and includes a gathered section. The drawtape is partially exposed by the drawtape holes which allow the drawtape to be pulled therethrough to close the bag and to be used as a handle. The elastomeric strip is connected to the gathered section of the drawtape. The elastomeric strip comprises behenamide to inhibit or prevent blocking of the elastomeric strip to the hem or drawtape.

Priority:

Inventor: VO TIN T [US]; MORAS WAYNE J [US]; LONG STEVEN P [US]


Patent No.: US6402514B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: DENTAL WEDGE WITH ELASTOMERIC SIDES FOR ENHANCED RETENTION

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/897563   Filing Date: 02/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The invention generally provides for a dental wedge with elastomeric sides. The body of the dental wedge comprises a head and a tip and generally tapers from the head to the tip. The body of the dental wedge also comprises recessed or mounting surfaces located on each side of the tapered body. Layers, strips, or other forms of elastomeric material are affixed to each of the mounting surfaces. When the dental wedge is inserted between adjacent teeth, the layers of elastomeric material are compressed between the teeth and the body of the dental wedge in such as way as to conform to the contours and irregularities of the tooth surfaces. This generally increases the friction that is applied between the dental wedge and the teeth, thereby providing the dental wedge with increased retention capabilities for remaining in place. The dental wedge can also hold a form against a tooth.

Priority: US2000-707183 Applic. Date: 2000-11-06

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; MCLEAN BRUCE S [US]


Patent No.: US6402548B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Method and device for interconnecting connecting terminals

Applicant/Assignee: ENTRELEC S.A

Application No.: 09/544331   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A device comprising a connecting strip from which contact pins extend. The connecting strip extends in a plane perpendicular to the direction in which the pins extend, and a connecting pin extends from each of the two opposed longitudinal edges of the connecting strip in the region of each connecting terminal. Two connecting pins facing each other form a clip which allows interconnection by gripping the edges of an insulation-displacement and retaining slit.

Priority: FR19990004683 Applic. Date: 1999-04-12

Inventor: RUIZ ARIEL [FR]; SCHMIDT ARSENE [FR]


Patent No.: US6402707B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Method and system for real time intra-orally acquiring and registering three-dimensional measurements and images of intra-oral objects and features

Applicant/Assignee: DENUPP CORPORATION BVI

Application No.: 09/605679   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A method and system for real time intra-orally acquiring and registering three-dimensional measurements and images of intra-oral objects and features. An intra-oral fixed global registration position is established inside the oral cavity of a dental patient, enabling real time acquiring measurements and images of intra-oral objects and features located in multiple fields of view of a measuring and imaging device positioned at various locations in the oral cavity of a dental patient, and recording global positions of the measuring and imaging device relative to the same intra-oral fixed global registration position, where the intra-oral fixed global registration position need not be in any particular field of view of measured and imaged intra-oral objects and features. Local coordinate space pixel positions of acquired and globally recorded measurements and images are registered with global coordinate space pixel positions located in global coordinate space, for forming measurements and images which are all registered with respect to the same intra-oral fixed global registration position in global coordinate space of the oral cavity of the dental patient. Accurate and precise panoramic intra-oral measurement and imaging data and information can be obtained and used in basic and advanced dental applications, whereby measurements and images from multiple fields of view are merged together for forming composite measurements and images, or maps, of the intra-oral objects and features, which can be displayed and stored for further use.

Priority:

Inventor: ERNST MAURICE M [IL]


Patent No.: US6403212B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Moldable dental material composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/279907   Filing Date: 25/Jul/1994

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: US1993-005595 Applic. Date: 1993-01-19

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


Patent No.: US6403671B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Polymerizable composition and the application thereof as a coupling agent

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 09/486992   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a polymerizable, cross-linkable composition which contains: (A) 1-99.99 wt.-% of at least one conversion product of OH-functional (meth)acrylates with (i) oligomers from unsaturated rings or heterocyclic rings and maleic anhydride and/or with (ii) at least one ring-shaped polycarboxylic acid with at least 4 ring-carbon atoms and/or the anhydrides thereof with a saturated ring system, at least 4 carboxyl groups, and 0 or 1 heterocyclic ring atoms from the group N, O, S, whereby at least one carboxyl group and/or anhydride group of the above described substance groups is reacted with unsaturated polymerizable groups

(B) 0 to 98.99 wt.-% of one or more polymerizable, unsaturated organic compounds with at least one CH2=C(R10)-COO-group, whereby R10 represents H or methyl

(C) 0.01 to 5 wt.-% initiators and optional activators

(D) 0 to 90 wt.-% common solvents

(E) 10 to 90 wt.-% common fillers, pigments, thixotropy auxiliary agents, softening agents, diluting agents, rigidifying monomers, free-radical scavengers, stabilizing agents, and other auxiliary agents. The given wt.-% refers to the sum of all components (A) to (E). The composition is suited for bonding, casting or coating substrates and is especially suited as dental coupling agents, dental filling materials, dental cements, or dental sealers in the fields of dentistry and dental technology.

Priority: DE19971049349 Applic. Date: 1997-11-07; WO1998EP07092 Applic. Date: 1998-11-06

Inventor: MAY ROBERT [DE]; MIKULLA MARKUS [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6403676B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Dental composites comprising ground, densified, embrittled glass fiber filler

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/461576   Filing Date: 15/Dec/1999

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: US1998-092370 Applic. Date: 1998-06-05; US1997-951414 Applic. Date: 1997-10-16

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]; SCHULMAN MARTIN L [US]; PRASAD ARUN [US]; ALPERT BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US6405869B1  Issued: 18/Jun/2002

Title: Shrink wrap gift bag and method of manufacturing the same

Applicant/Assignee: 2WIT, LLC

Application No.: 09/346226   Filing Date: 01/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A heat shrinkable gift bag is configured for at-home shrink wrapping of gift boxes using a home hair dryer. The gift bag consists of a monolithic sheet of heat shrinkable plastic film formed into an envelope style bag. The plastic film is a PVC-based film having a heat activation range in the heat range of a hair dryer. The film has a gauge thickness of about 80-100 gauge, and further has a 30-30 balanced shrink ratio to provide uniform shrinkage upon the application of heat. The plastic film is converted into a side-weld type bag having a rear bag panel and a front bag panel, the front bag panel being shorter than the rear bag panel to provide a lip. The front and rear bag panels are welded along opposing side edges thereof. In order to provide tight engagement of the box to be wrapped, the dimensions of the bag are preferably about 10-15% larger than the dimensions of the box. A self-adhesive strip is disposed on the lip of the bag to close the bag. The outer surface of the plastic film has a central printed area and narrow border strips extending along opposing side edges of the central printed area. The border strips are not printed to prevent the printing inks from melting and sticking to the seal bars upon welding.

Priority:

Inventor: WHITTEMORE ALAN W [US]; PONZO RICHARD J [US]


Patent No.: US6406529B1  Issued: 18/Jun/2002

Title: Method of reducing dentin sensitivity and compositions therefor

Applicant/Assignee: MCG RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Application No.: 09/059714   Filing Date: 13/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A method of reducing dentin sensitivity comprising: applying an effective amount of an acid to a dentin surface to form a treated surface

and administering an effective amount of an acidic oxalate to the treated surface so as to occlude dentinal tubules beneath the dentin surface. The method may optionally comprise the subsequent application of a suitable bonding agent. The invention further provides a kit for the treatment of dentin sensitivity, comprising a first container of an acid treatment composition, and a second container of an acidic oxalate composition.

Priority:

Inventor: PASHLEY DAVID H [US]; CARVALHO RICARDO M [BR]; PEREIRA JOSE C [BR]


Patent No.: US6407141B1  Issued: 18/Jun/2002

Title: Oxalic acid or oxalate compositions and methods for vascular disorders, diseases, and calcerous conditions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/535572   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A single medicine oxalic acid or oxalate compositions, or "magic bullet" and methods of treatment and prevention of warm-blooded animals including humans and pets for vascular diseases, disorders, and calcerous conditions, chemoprevention of vascular diseases, disorders, and calcerous conditions, 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 compositions 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 in less than a lethal dosage and improving chemotherapy by 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, 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: US1998-014943 Applic. Date: 1998-01-28; 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.: US6407148B1  Issued: 18/Jun/2002

Title: Metal-free dental filling system as a substitute for amalgam

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 09/554442   Filing Date: 15/May/2000

Abstract:

A metal free dental filling system is provided which prevents the transmission of destructive forces from the shrinking filling material to the sealed dental hard tissue. The system prevents the transmission of destructive forces by making the bond of the cured adhesive sealant to the dental hard tissue, i.e., the enamel, dentin, and root cement, substantially stronger than the bond of the cured adhesive sealant to the filling material. An intermediate layer material may be arranged between the dental filling material and the cured adhesive sealant. If an intermediate layer is used, the bond between the dental hard tissue and the cured adhesive sealant is much stronger than the bond between the cured adhesive sealant and the intermediate layer in order to ensure that substantially no destructive forces are transmitted from the shrinking filing material to the cured adhesive material on the dental hard tissue. The intermediate layer may be removed prior to application of the filling material.

Priority: DE19971050319 Applic. Date: 1997-11-13; WO1998IB01798 Applic. Date: 1998-11-12; US19970066128P Applic. Date: 1997-11-21

Inventor: KREJCI DANIELA [CH]; KREJCI IVO [CH]; LUTZ FELIX [CH]


Patent No.: US6409992B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Compositions to control oral microbial oxidation-reduction (Eh) levels

Applicant/Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Application No.: 09/077249   Filing Date: 10/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral composition containing a zinc compound containing free available zinc ion and at least one stabilized or stable Eh raising compound distributed in an oral vehicle. The present invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the formation of sulfur containing anions and preventing a reduction in the Eh of the oral cavity. A method of reducing oral malodor and gingivitis and periodontitis is also provided by this invention.

Priority: US1996-736356 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23; WO1997US19598 Applic. Date: 1997-10-23

Inventor: KLEINBERG ISRAEL [US]; CODIPILLY MILROY [US]


Patent No.: US6409993B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Dental bleaching compositions incorporating perborates

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/433442   Filing Date: 04/Nov/1999

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions that include perborate bleaching agents, such as sodium perborate monohydrate. The bleaching agent is dispersed within a sticky and viscous carrier such as a mixture of propylene glycol and silica fume. Anhydrous propylene glycol and/or anhydrous glycerin are especially useful in order to maintain the desired degree of hydration of the perborate being used. Flavorants may be added to enhance the taste of the dental compositions, since they will be used within a person's mouth. For best results, a flexible, thin-walled, comfortable-fitting, custom dental tray is used with the dental bleaching compositions. The dental compositions are sufficiently sticky and viscous so as to adhere and retain a dental tray against a person's teeth which is designed so as to not exert significant mechanical pressure onto the person's teeth.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6410555B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Tetrahydronaphthyridinyl-carboxamides having anti-convulsant activity

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 09/719335   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2001

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and solvates: where R1 is hydrogen, C1-6alkyl (optionally substituted by hydroxy or C1-4alkoxy), phenyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkenyl, C1-6alkynyl

R2 is hydrogen or, up to three substituents selected from halogen, NO2, CN, N3, CF3O-, CF3S-, CF3SO2-, CF3CO-, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkenyl, C1-6alkynyl, C1-6perfluoroalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkyl, 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, optionally interrupted by O or NH

R3 groups and R4 groups are each independently hydrogen or C1-6alkyl and/or the two R3 groups and/or the two R4 groups together form a C3-6spiroalkyl group, provided that at least one R3 or R4 group is not hydrogen

and X is selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, alkyl and alkox

Priority: GB19980012683 Applic. Date: 1998-06-12; WO1999GB01826 Applic. Date: 1999-06-09

Inventor: HARLING JOHN DAVID [GB]; HARRINGTON FRANK PETER [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: US6410612B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Denture rebases

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/518137   Filing Date: 03/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A denture rebase is provided, which includes:(a) an acrylic resin

(b) a fluoro(meth)acrylate having the formula (I):wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group

R2 represents an alkylene group

Rf represents a perfluoro alkyl group

R2+Rf has 4 to 10 carbon atoms in total, and wherein at least 50% of all atoms bonded to said carbon atoms constituting R2+Rf are fluorine atoms

(c) a polyfinctional (meth)acrylate

and(d) a polymerization initiator.The denture rebase is free from the serious problems associated with conventional denture rebases. The denture rebase resists discoloration and staining, and it is resistant to the absorption of odorous substances and water. It has good contamination resistance, and its cured product is tough.

Priority: JP19990054847 Applic. Date: 1999-03-03

Inventor: HATANAKA KENJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6412566B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Horse hoof protection

Applicant/Assignee: VETTEC, INC

Application No.: 09/687310   Filing Date: 13/Oct/2000

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 the 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: US1998-143596 Applic. Date: 1998-08-31; US19980083464P Applic. Date: 1998-04-29; US1998-098820 Applic. Date: 1998-06-17

Inventor: ROVELLI FRANK [US]; PORTEOUS DON D [US]; JACOBS RICHARD L [US]


Patent No.: US6412641B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Packaging for encapsulated dice employing EMR-sensitive adhesives

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC

Application No.: 09/597782   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A structure and method for protecting encapsulated semiconductor integrated microcircuit dice during shipping. The structure secures the position of the encapsulated die or dice atop an EMR-penetrable element using an adhesive layer, the stickiness, adhesiveness or coefficient of friction of which is alterable by exposure to EMR of a predetermined wavelength range, such as ultraviolet light. Once the structure reaches its destination, prior to removal of the packaged dice, the adhesive layer is exposed to EMR, such as ultraviolet light, through the element. This exposure reduces the stickiness, adhesiveness, or coefficient of friction of the adhesive to facilitate encapsulated die removal. The EMR-sensitive adhesive does not leave contaminating silicon residue on the removed encapsulated die.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDERSON CHARLES [US]


Patent No.: US6413087B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Packaged applicator assembly

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/512509   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2000

Abstract:

An applicator assembly includes an applicator having a tip and a cap initially extending over the tip and detachably connected to the applicator. The applicator includes a flexible portion that can be bent in an arc as the cap is detached from the applicator in order to enhance access to the application site when needed. In preferred embodiments, the tip is supplied with a quantity of composition such as a dental composition, and as a result is especially advantageous for single patient use.

Priority:

Inventor: PETRICH ROBERT W [US]; BROYLES BRUCE R [US]


Patent No.: US6413498B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Remineralizing material for organomineral tissues

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIEDAD LIMITADO PARA EL DESARROLLO CIENTIFICIO APPLICADO

Application No.: 09/347966   Filing Date: 06/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Together with other accessory products, includes a mixture of ion-exchange resins, cationic and anionic, charged with Ca2+, F- and PO43- ions, in an approximate molar ratio of 2:1:1, respectively. Particularly preferred is a material in which the resins also have a charge of Zn2+ ions representing a proportion of less than 1%, preferably close to 0.2% of the dry weight of the resin. The preferred resins are those whose base is cross-linked polystyrene with 2-14% divinylbenzene. The material is useful as first filler in the treatment of caries, especially deep caries, leading to remineralization of the dentin with a composition very close to the original composition, together with high microhardness. It is also useful as a component of dentifrice products such as pastes, elixirs and dental floss.

Priority: ES19970000016 Applic. Date: 1997-01-07

Inventor: MALMAGRO MANUEL VALIENTE [ES]


Patent No.: US6413499B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Methods and kits for maxillary dental anesthesia by means of a nasal deliverable anesthetic

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/567635   Filing Date: 09/May/2000

Abstract:

Methods and systems for anesthetizing a portion or all of a patient's maxillary dental arch using a nasal delivered anesthetizing composition. The process generates anesthesia sufficient for facilitation of operative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics or oral surgery for teeth of the maxillary arch. The dental nasal spray process consists of inserting one or more dispensing devices through the patient's nostril and delivering metered dosages of anesthetic solution or gel into the nasal cavity. The process may utilize a single solution which is a mixture of anesthetic agents, vasoconstricting agents and other physiological inert agents or two separate solutions, wherein one solution contains the vasoconstricting agents and the other solution contains the anesthetic agents. Anesthetic diffusion through the thin walls of the nasal cavity allows for the blocking of nerve impulses originating from the maxillary dentition and surrounding tissues. Anesthesia of specific oral regions such as right versus left sides of the dental arch, anterior versus posterior teeth, and soft tissue anesthesia may be controlled through modification of the dosage volume and the selection of right or left nostril insertion and agent delivery.

Priority: US2000-528898 Applic. Date: 2000-03-20; US20000174680P Applic. Date: 2000-01-06

Inventor: CLAY BRYAN M [US]


Patent No.: US6413500B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Method and apparatus for oral hygiene

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/573115   Filing Date: 17/May/2000

Abstract:

A bacteria killing oral bactericide is applied to a user's teeth. All surfaces of the teeth are covered with the oral bactericide. The oral bactericide is left disposed on the teeth during the sleeping hours during which the oral bactericide both destroys harmful bacteria, plaque-building bacteria, and protects the teeth from any damage which may be caused by harmful bacteria. The oral bactericide is removed by brushing the teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: THORWALDSON W S [US]


Patent No.: US6413501B2  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: PLAQUE-INHIBITING ORAL COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S

Application No.: 09/173935   Filing Date: 16/Oct/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral compositions comprising plaque-inhibiting or plaque-removing enzymes, in particular at least one starch-hydrolysing enzyme, e.g. an alpha-amylase or a debranching enzyme such as a pullulanase, and/or at least one starch-modifying enzyme, e.g. a transglucosidase or a CGTase, and to a method for inhibiting plaque formation or removing plaque using such oral compositions.

Priority: DK19970001191 Applic. Date: 1997-10-17; US19970065944P Applic. Date: 1997-10-27

Inventor: TSUCHIYA RIE [DK]


Patent No.: US6413502B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Preparation for dental treatment

Applicant/Assignee: MEDI TEAM DENTALUTVECKLING I GOTEBORG AB

Application No.: 09/308163   Filing Date: 01/Jul/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to a preparation for use in chemical-mechanical treatment of caries in the form of a two-component caries dissolving liquid in which one of the components consists of sodium hypochlorite and the other component of amino acids, preferably three amino-acids with different charge states

one neutral, one with a negative net charge and one with a positive net charge. A viscosity increasing substance in the form of 3% carboxy methyl cellulose, or any other polysaccharide, as well as a coloring agent, 0.04% Erythrosin, which is able to interact with carious tooth substance has been added to the amino acid component. This means that less liquid is spent, the liquid becomes easier to control and handle and the suspended material becomes more visible.

Priority: SE19960004210 Applic. Date: 1996-11-14; WO1997SE01887 Applic. Date: 1997-11-11

Inventor: BORNSTEIN ROLF [SE]; ERICSON DAN [SE]


Patent No.: US6413998B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Compositions and methods for treating bone deficit conditions

Applicant/Assignee: OSTEOSCREEN, INC

Application No.: 09/453828   Filing Date: 02/Dec/1999

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 AA, 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: US1997-878868 Applic. Date: 1997-06-19; US1996-735875 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23; US19950005830P Applic. Date: 1995-10-23

Inventor: PETRIE CHARLES [US]; CRAIG MARK V [US]; BAINDUR NAND [US]; ROBBINS KIRK G [US]; HARRIS SCOTT M [US]; KONTOYIANNI MARIA [US]; MUNDY GREGORY R [US]


Patent No.: US6414033B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Drug dosage form based on the teorell-meyer gradient

Applicant/Assignee: GELSUS RESEARCH AND CONSULTING, INC

Application No.: 09/381469   Filing Date: 20/Sep/1999

Abstract:

A method for delivery of pharmaceutically effective amounts of drugs and therapeutic ions is disclosed. More particularly, a method of formulating a dosage form that will move drugs, pro-drugs or therapeutic ions in either cationic or anionic form between voltaic cell compartments of the human body, such as from the mouth into the naso-pharyngeal area or into the lung is set forth. The method utilizes naturally occurring concentration gradients in the form of concentration cells, which are constituents of the anatomy. A dosage formulation designed in consideration of naturally occurring pH gradients, i.e., Teorell-Meyer gradients, and a method of treatment by delivering a pharmaceutically effective amount of ions or drugs using the formulation designed in consideration of Teorell-Meyer gradients, is also described.

Priority: US19980070600P Applic. Date: 1998-01-06; WO1999US00205 Applic. Date: 1999-01-06

Inventor: SCEUSA NICHOLAS [US]


Patent No.: US6414050B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Biofunctional polymers prepared in supercritical fluid

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Application No.: 09/423306   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Compositions comprising an admixture of a biofunctional polymer substrate and a biofunctional material substrate adapted for use in or in association with the human or animal body, cultivated or uncultivated living matter and methods for making and using thereof are disclosed. The biofunctional material substrate retains bioactivity in the admixture. As disclosed, the compositions may be made by a process which comprises contacting a mixture of the substrates or their precursors with a supercritical fluid under supercritical conditions of reduced viscosity to plasticise and swell the biofunctional polymer substrate and under conditions of physical blending to distribute the biofunctional material substrate throughout the biofunctional polymer substrate, and releasing the supercritical fluid under subcritical conditions. Also disclosed are biofunctional polymer matrices and methods of making and using thereof.

Priority: GB19970009561 Applic. Date: 1997-05-10; GB19980000936 Applic. Date: 1998-01-19; WO1998GB01325 Applic. Date: 1998-05-06

Inventor: HOWDLE STEVEN MELVYN [GB]; POPOV VLADIMIR [RU]


Patent No.: US6415715B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Method for initiating artillery propellant powder charges, artillery propellant powder charge module and artillery propellant powder charge

Applicant/Assignee: BOFORS WEAPON SYSTEMS AB

Application No.: 09/622402   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for avoiding uneven ignition when initiating artillery propellant powder charges (1) which comprise a plurality of partial charges of the so-called modular type and which are initiated by means of laser initiation systems or conventional ignition cartridges. The invention also includes artillery propellant powder charge modules designed in accordance with this method. The invention is also based on the fact that each such charge module or modular charge has on the one hand been provided with an initiating charge (18, 19) at each end of the central ignition channel (11), where this initiating charge can consist for example of black powder, and, on the other hand, the middle part of the same ignition channel has been provided with a specially designed firing unit (14) consisting of a number of ring elements between which narrow ignition gaps (17) are maintained.

Priority: SE19980004400 Applic. Date: 1998-12-18; WO1999SE01971 Applic. Date: 1999-11-03

Inventor: NILSSON NEILE [SE]; LARSSON LARSERIC [SE]; HAFSTRAND ANDERS [SE]


Patent No.: US6416319B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Tooth whitening device and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee: BRITESMILE, INC

Application No.: 09/233793   Filing Date: 19/Jan/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides a device for tooth whitening which has a light source, at least one optical output, a projection means for holding and positioning said optical output outside of a patient's mouth in a manner to so as to provide approximately simultaneous and uniform illumination of a patient's front teeth by said optical output

and a connection means for connecting said light source to said optical output. Also provided are methods of using the tooth whitening device with a tooth-whitening composition containing a transparent carrier compound and a transparent oxidizing compound which when in contact with the surface of a stained tooth and exposed to actinic light is activated to facilitate tooth whitening.

Priority: US19980074708P Applic. Date: 1998-02-13; US19980075222P Applic. Date: 1998-02-19

Inventor: CIPOLLA ANTHONY JOHN [US]; WARNER JOHN J [US]; WILLIAMS MICHAEL A [US]; PREY JOHN E [US]


Patent No.: US6416745B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Dental composition for treating hypersensitive teeth

Applicant/Assignee: BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 09/848138   Filing Date: 03/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides dental compositions and methods for treating dentinal hypersensitivity teeth based on the discovery that anionic liposomes possess the capacity to induce mineral formation in the dentinal tubules which partially or fully block them. The subject compositions comprise the liposomes and a suitable carrier and are advantageous in that they can deliver additional agents useful in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity, particularly nerve desensitizing agents, to the tubules. The liposomes of the invention are further advantageous in that they are stable to conventional sources of fluoride ion conventionally used as anti-caries agents. The methods of the present invention utilize the subject composition to effect blocking of the dentinal tubules and to simultaneously deliver other treatment agents such as nerve desensitizing agents for the combined benefits thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: MARKOWITZ KENNETH J [US]; FITZ BENJAMIN D [US]


Patent No.: US6417186B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: SUBSTITUTED-PHENYL KETONE DERIVATIVES AS IP ANTAGONISTS

Applicant/Assignee: SYNTEX (U.S.A.) LLC

Application No.: 10/014110   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to compounds which are generally IP receptor modulators, particularly IP receptor antagonists, and which are represented by Formula I:wherein A, R1 and R2 are as defined in the specification

and individual isomers, racemic or non-racemic mixtures of isomers, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates thereof. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for their use as therapeutic agents.

Priority: US20000248888P Applic. Date: 2000-11-14

Inventor: JAHANGIR ALAM [US]


Patent No.: US6417244B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Metal oxide compositions and methods

Applicant/Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

Application No.: 09/687447   Filing Date: 13/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Metal oxide and metal oxide-silica nanoparticles are disclosed wherein the surfaces thereof are complexed with a polymerizable, biocompatible, heterocyclic base. Polymerizable compositions are prepared by loading such nanoparticles into acrylate based monomer matrices, which compositions can then be photocured into X-ray opaque, transparent or translucent solids. Methods are disclosed for forming such complexed nanoparticles and compositions and for using such compositions as medical or dental restoratives.

Priority: US1996-721742 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27; US1994-298836 Applic. Date: 1994-08-31; US1993-047750 Applic. Date: 1993-04-13

Inventor: WELLINGHOFF STEPHEN T [US]; DIXON HONG [US]; RAWLS HENRY R [US]; NORLING BARRY K [US]


Patent No.: US6417246B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Dental composite materials

Applicant/Assignee: JENERICA/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/660111   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A polymerizable dental composition, comprising a polymerizable resin composition

and a filler composition comprising a bound, nanostructured colloidal silica

Priority: US19990155292P Applic. Date: 1999-09-21

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]; JIN SHUHUA [US]


Patent No.: US6417346B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Process for preparing a noncrystallizable polyol syrup

Applicant/Assignee: ROQUETTE FRERES

Application No.: 09/693177   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a process for preparing a noncrystallizable polyol syrup stable to heat and to alkaline medium, using a step of hydrogenation of a sugar syrup and a step of caramelization of the hydrogenated sugar syrup, wherein the hydrogenated and caramelized sugar syrup is subjected to purification on ion-exchange resins, the said purification comprising at least one passage over a strong cationic resin at a temperature of less than 50 DEG C., the said temperature being chosen according to the level of reducing sugars desired in the noncrystallizable polyol syrup. It also relates to the use of the polyol syrup obtained for the preparation of toothpastes.

Priority: FR19990013492 Applic. Date: 1999-10-28

Inventor: SALOME JEAN-PAUL [FR]; FEREZ PATRICK [FR]; LEFEVRE PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US6417588B2  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Lead wire unit of DC rotary electric machine

Applicant/Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/742003   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A lead wire unit of a DC rotary electric machine having a frame and a plurality of brushes is comprised of an outside power supply wire, one or more brush-lead wires, a metal joint and a grommet fixed to the frame. The metal joint has an outside surface to which the outside power supply wire is welded and an inside surface to which said brush lead wire are welded. The grommet has a hollow portion to which the metal joint is force-fitted and a holding portion for holding the outside power supply wire near the metal joint.

Priority: JP19990367573 Applic. Date: 1999-12-24; JP19990367580 Applic. Date: 1999-12-24

Inventor: NIIMI MASAMI [JP]; WAKAHARA YASUYUKI [JP]; KATO MASAHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6418986B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Nozzle apparatus, a device for inserting materials into a container using such nozzle apparatus, and a container containing materials inserted therein with the use of such device

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/970492   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A nozzle for use with an apparatus for inserting toothpaste having a plurality of materials into a toothpaste container. The nozzle includes a first hollow member for receiving a first material, and a second hollow member arranged inside the first hollow member for receiving a second material. The first and second hollow members enable the first and second materials to be inserted into the toothpaste container such that. one of the first and second materials is arranged inside the other of the first and second materials when the toothpaste is dispensed from the toothpaste container.

Priority: US1997-886717 Applic. Date: 1997-07-01

Inventor: GABRIELE JOSEPH ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US6419414B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Container for multiple-component compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/838875   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A container includes an inner chamber and one or more compartments that hold components of a composition apart from each other until needed for use. The container includes two or more sheets that are ruptured for mixing the components together when desired. In certain embodiments, the container includes an inner surface with a plurality of protrusions to facilitate mixing and dispensing of the mixed composition. In other embodiments, the container includes an articulated holder that enables the user to adjust the configuration of the container to any one of a number of orientations.

Priority:

Inventor: BROYLES BRUCE R [US]; PETRICH ROBERT W [US]; LEE ROBERT [US]; MEYERTHOLEN DARIN J [US]


Patent No.: US6419490B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: GROOVED INTRAOSSEOUS DENTAL DRILL BIT

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/771574   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2001

Abstract:

This application relates to a dental apparatus for the initial and subsequent guidance of hypodermic needles, or similar drug delivery devices into the cortical plate of human mandibular and maxillary bones. The invention comprises a solid drill bit bearing a channeling groove along the majority of the shaft. The groove is scalloped at its delivery end to flex the needle tip and deflect the tip out from the drill and into the desired tissue. Variations are described, with the preferred embodiment having the circumference of the drill bit reduced in girth for the length bearing the groove. This permits an inexpensive plastic covering which serves as a practical seal against bacteria. The seal is permeable to the needle's tip and closes back on itself after withdrawal of the needle.

Priority: CA20022389463 Applic. Date: 2002-06-06; EP20020253887 Applic. Date: 2002-06-05; JP20020174102 Applic. Date: 2002-06-14

Inventor: KITCHINGS WEATHERS JR ARTHUR [US]


Patent No.: US6419902B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Color changing toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/902248   Filing Date: 29/Jul/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed is a color changing toothpaste which contains color reagents for interacting to provide a color change indicative of tooth brushing time. The color reagents comprise two separate color components which may be an FD&C dye, and FD&C lake or a natural food color, the two separate color components being adapted to interact after a predetermined brushing time to produce a third color. Optionally, the toothpaste may contain up to approximately 0.05% by weight of a foaming agent and other components such as a fluoride and a flavoring agent or flavor burst component.

Priority: US1995-570315 Applic. Date: 1995-12-11

Inventor: WRIGHT HOWARD W [US]


Patent No.: US6419904B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Methods for using flavored tooth conditioning compositions to condition a tooth surface

Applicant/Assignee: DAKOTA DENTAL DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/944824   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Compositions for conditioning a tooth surface prior to the application of a dental materials which will desirably form a substantially permanent bond with the conditioned tooth surface are provided. The conditioning compositions comprise an amount of an essential oil effective to alter the sensory properties, i.e. the taste, a smell, of the conditioning composition and that desirably imparts a more pleasing taste and/or odor. Also provided are methods of using the conditioning composition to prepare a tooth surface for the application of a free radically polymerizable dental material and for treating a tooth by forming a substantially permanent bond with a free radically polymerizable dental material.

Priority: US1999-427943 Applic. Date: 1999-10-27

Inventor: COMBE EDWARD C [US]; WARFORD III JOHN H [US]; WARFORD II JOHN H [US]


Patent No.: US6419905B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Tooth whitening composition

Applicant/Assignee: BIOCOSMETICS, S.L

Application No.: 09/646659   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2000

Abstract:

The composition contains carbamide peroxide (0.3-60%), xylitol (0.5-50%) potassic salt (0.001-10%) and fluorine salt (0.15-3%). There is also disclosed a gel which contains, in addition to the whitening composition, between 0.5 and 6% by weight of an appropriate gelifying agent. The gel is appropriate to the whitening of dental pieces through a treatment which comprises applying an efficient amount of said whitening gel onto the dental pieces to be whitened. The composition may also be presented in the form of a dental paste, mouth wash or elixir.

Priority: ES19980000598 Applic. Date: 1998-03-20; WO1999ES00070 Applic. Date: 1999-03-18

Inventor: ALVAREZ HERNANDEZ MARIA [ES]


Patent No.: US6420336B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Methods of using cyanovirins topically to inhibit viral infection

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Application No.: 09/417797   Filing Date: 27/Oct/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides antiviral proteins, peptides and conjugates, as well as methods of obtaining these agents. The antiviral proteins, peptides and conjugates of the present invention can be used alone or in combination with other antiviral agents in compositions, such as pharmaceutical compositions, to inhibit the infectivity, replication and cytopathic effects of a virus, such as a retrovirus, in particular a human immunodeficiency virus, specifically HIV-1 or HIV-2, in the treatment or prevention of viral infection.

Priority: US1997-969378 Applic. Date: 1997-11-13; US1995-429965 Applic. Date: 1995-04-27

Inventor: BOYD MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US6420455B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Antimicrobial composition containing photosensitizers articles, and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/336396   Filing Date: 18/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Polymer compositions and articles incorporating them are provided that possess antimicrobial activity, preferably in both the light and the dark. Such compositions include one or more polymers and one or more photosensitizers.

Priority:

Inventor: LANDGREBE KEVIN D [US]; STOFKO JOHN J [US]; TESCH SHEILA A [US]; LOPERFIDO JOHN C [US]; HASTINGS DAVID J [CA]; PACKARD THOMAS J [US]; SCHOLZ MATTHEW T [US]; OLSON LINDA K [US]; POURNOOR KAVEH [US]; LALONDE MONSERRAT R [US]


Patent No.: US6420475B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Tear resistant elastic crystal gels gel composites and their uses

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED ELASTOMERICS, INC

Application No.: 09/274498   Filing Date: 28/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Novel crystal gels and articles are formed from one or more copolymers having at least one crystalline poly(ethylene) components 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: 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; US1998-130545 Applic. Date: 1998-08-08; US1997-984459 Applic. Date: 1997-12-03; WO1997US17534 Applic. Date: 1997-09-30; US1994-288690 Applic. Date: 1994-08-11; WO1994US07314 Applic. Date: 1994-06-27; WO1994US04278 Applic. Date: 1994-04-19; US1997-909487 Applic. Date: 1997-08-12; US1997-863794 Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; US1997-819675 Applic. Date: 1997-03-17; US1996-719817 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30

Inventor: CHEN JOHN Y [US]


Patent No.: US6421853B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Stretcher for the cleansing of bedridden patients

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/599845   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2000

Abstract:

An improvement to gurneys for cleaning patients confined to bed which generally is comprised of a structure with legs having caster wheels, which includes, generally, a framework for affixing a table to support the patient with a washing basin comprised of a piece of flexible and collapsible laminar material, attached to the frame, which follows the perimeter of the support table and is connected to form walls that delimit a space for washing. The improvement is comprised of a frame that includes elongations at the ends of its longitudinal sides, which project vertically above the table with rows of notches to affix and hold the upper edge of the laminar piece and to delimit the washing space. These elongations may be comprised of extensions of the ends of the longitudinal sides of the frame in a U shape, formed with vertical inclined sections joined below the frame, of which one, the furthest from the frame, projects above the table to incorporate the row of affixing notches for the laminar material piece. These elongations may also be formed of bars, perpendicular to the opposite ends of the longitudinal sides of the frame, which incorporate the row of notches.

Priority: AR19990003034 Applic. Date: 1999-06-24

Inventor: PECORELLI EDGARDO RENE [AR]; PECORELLI EDGARDO LUIS [AR]


Patent No.: US6422236B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Continuous dry powder inhaler

Applicant/Assignee: MICRODRUG AG

Application No.: 09/690017   Filing Date: 17/Oct/2000

Abstract:

An continuous dry powder inhaler arrangement is disclosed, the arrangement being provided with electrostatically dosed medical powder onto an exchangeable dosing member like a cassette or the like for respiratory administration of medicaments into the deep or upper lung airways. The inhaler presents a compact integrated device (8) with a case having a sliding lid (17), which can be set in an open position exposing a mouthpiece (19) or in a closed position. The arrangement further provides dose (18b/18c) counters and a cassette counter (34). In the state with open lid (17) the device is ready to deliver a prepared pre-metered dose of medical powder upon an inhalation via the exposed mouthpiece (19). Medical drugs are in advance dosed as medical powder and carried by an exchangeable dosing means and constitute dry powder substances or dry powder medical formulations prepared for continuous dosing during a preset period of operation. The exchangeable dosing member carries a number of sequentially accessible doses, which are sealed to preserve a controlled storing of powder during the total lifetime of the dosing member. The sealing is cut open during an inhalation process after that the device has been set into the open state by moving the sliding lid (17) to the open position. Upon an inhalation the cassette carrying a selected dose is released into a longitudinal motion by a forcing spring, whereby the protective foil is cut open to let a nozzle of a suction tube access the powder. By means of a braking arrangement the motion of the cassette is adjusted to such a speed that the time for a continuous delivery of the powder will be prolonged to an order of 1 to 2 seconds. The exchangeable dosing means presents a number of electrostatically deposited dry medical powder.

Priority: SE20000003408 Applic. Date: 2000-09-25

Inventor: NILSSON THOMAS [SE]; MYRMAN MATTIAS [SE]


Patent No.: US6422868B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: In-office tooth whitening

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/565752   Filing Date: 08/May/2000

Abstract:

A dental office procedure for whitening patient teeth involves the basic steps of: (1) heating a specially-prepared patient dentition impression to a temperature in the range of approximately from 110 DEG F. to 130 DEG F.

(2) coating the heated patient dentition impression at impression surfaces corresponding the surfaces of the patient teeth to be whitened with a tooth whitening agent

(3) properly placing the heated and coated patient dentition impression in the patient's mouth

and (4) retaining the so-placed patient dentition impression in position at least for a total period of time in the range of approximately from 5 to 20 minutes. The procedure can be adapted to microwave heating, electrical resistance heating, and hot fluid heating of the patient dentition impression.

Priority:

Inventor: LINDQUIST SHERRILL F [US]


Patent No.: US6423265B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Method for sanitizing dental equipment using microwaves

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/674474   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A method by which dental equipment, such as dental scalers, can be sanitized using a detergent or treating composition containing a surfactant and a solvent such as water is disclosed. The method involves taking the used dental equipment and contacting it with the treating composition, and subjecting both the equipment and composition to microwaves. The composition foams during microwaving and/or immerses the equipment such that microwave arcing is avoided, and such that the dental equipment is sanitized.

Priority: US19980083806P Applic. Date: 1998-05-01; WO1999US09354 Applic. Date: 1999-04-30

Inventor: GOLDSTEIN ALAN SCOTT [US]; HUTTON HOWARD DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6423299B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Composition for treatment of a bacterial infection of an upper respiratory tract

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/654483   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2000

Abstract:

An aerosol composition for treating bacterial infections of the respiratory tract by delivering said aerosol to the mouth, throat or nasal passage, wherein the bacteria to be treated is selected from the group consisting of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus Group A, and combinations thereof, said aerosol comprising an effective amount of at least one lytic enzyme genetically coded by a bacteriophage specific for a specific said bacteria of the respiratory tract, whereby said at least one lytic enzyme has the ability to digest the cell wall of said specific bacteria

and a carrier for delivering said enzyme.

Priority: US2000-497495 Applic. Date: 2000-04-18; US1999-395636 Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6423300B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Compositions to control oral microbial oxidation-reduction (Eh) levels

Applicant/Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Application No.: 09/506662   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral composition containing a zinc compound containing free available zinc ion and at least one stabilized or stable Eh raising compound distributed in an oral vehicle. The present invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the formation of sulfur containing anions and preventing a reduction in the Eh of the oral cavity. A method of reducing oral malodor and gingivitis and periodontitis is also provided by this invention.

Priority: US1996-736356 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23

Inventor: KLEINBERG ISRAEL [US]; CODIPILLY MILROY [US]


Patent No.: US6423697B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Intraoral topical anti-inflammatory treatment for relief of migraine, tension-type headache, post-traumatic headache, facial pain, and cervical-muscle spasm

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/626250   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2000

Abstract:

An anti-inflammatory, either a NSAID or glucocorticoid steroid in the form of an ointment, cream, lotion, gel, powder, tablet, paste, film, tape or adhesive bandage, provided with appropriate vehicle to allow specific adherence to specific gingival areas, for topical treatment of inflammation. This composition and the method of using same is used to prevent or relieve migraine, tension-type headache, post-traumatic headache, facial pain and cervical muscle spasm.

Priority: US19990115940P Applic. Date: 1999-01-14

Inventor: FRIEDMAN MARK [US]


Patent No.: US6424864B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Method and apparatus for wave therapy

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/530969   Filing Date: 19/May/2000

Abstract:

An oscillator (12) of a low-frequency therapeutic apparatus (10) is controlled by a frequency control device (18) to generate a plurality of frequencies selected according to the kind of a disease and these frequencies are delivered from the lowest in an ascending order at intervals of a specified time, and are injected into a human body at the same time or separately as low-frequency electric currents from a therapeutic electrode (14) and an inactive electrode (16), as electromagnetic waves from oscillating coils (14) and (14A), and as acoustic waves from an acoustic wave oscillator (62) and a body sonic apparatus (64).

Priority: JP19970328102 Applic. Date: 1997-11-28; JP19970328103 Applic. Date: 1997-11-28; WO1998JP05342 Applic. Date: 1998-11-27

Inventor: MATSUURA MASAYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6425885B1  Issued: 30/Jul/2002

Title: Hydraulic syringe

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/467419   Filing Date: 20/Dec/1999

Abstract:

A manually operated hydraulic syringe includes a syringe barrel having an interior surface. The interior surface bounds a first chamber having a first transverse cross-sectional area and a second chamber having a second transverse cross-sectional area. The first chamber is in fluid communication with the second chamber and the transverse cross-sectional area thereof is smaller than the transverse cross-sectional area of the second chamber. A first plunger has a distal end slidably disposed within the first chamber. A second plunger is slidably enclosed within the second chamber. Sealed in substantial isolation within the syringe barrel between the first and second plungers is a hydraulic fluid, such as water or oil. Rotatably coupled to the distal end of the syringe body is a nozzle or cartridge in which a dispensing material, such as a high viscosity fluid, can be selectively disposed. Manual advancement of the first plunger within the first chamber results in advancement of the second plunger within the second chamber under an increased force. Advancement of the second plunger within the syringe body functions to dispense the dispensing material from the attached nozzle or cartridge.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; MCLEAN BRUCE S [US]; HOWARD SAMUEL A [US]; FISCHER DAVID V [US]


Patent No.: US6426085B1  Issued: 30/Jul/2002

Title: Use of bismuth-containing compounds in topical oral dosage forms for the treatment of halitosis

Applicant/Assignee: JOSMAN LABORATORIES INC

Application No.: 09/578824   Filing Date: 24/May/2000

Abstract:

This invention provides for a method for treatment of corneal and dermal wounds by administering bismuth compounds in topical dosage forms. Bismuth compounds cause stimulation of release of growth factors in damaged tissue to promote regeneration of epithelial cells and hence accelerate wound healing. These bismuth compounds also have good antimicrobial activity against several anaerobic bacteria involved in diaper rash exacerbation.

Priority: JP19940093518 Applic. Date: 1994-05-02; US1999-363077 Applic. Date: 1999-07-28; US1998-080583 Applic. Date: 1998-05-18; US1996-594148 Applic. Date: 1996-01-31; US1995-518971 Applic. Date: 1995-08-24; US1995-385060 Applic. Date: 1995-02-07

Inventor: ATHANIKAR NARAYAN K [US]


Patent No.: US6427555B2  Issued: 06/Aug/2002

Title: Method of making drill-chuck jaw with hard-metal inserts

Applicant/Assignee: ROHM GMBH

Application No.: 09/791091   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A drill-chuck jaw is made by first forming an elongated metal body with a toothed back face and a front face, then machining a longitudinally extending groove having sides and a floor in the front face, and forming inwardly projecting and longitudinally spaced retaining bumps on the groove sides. A hard-metal insert is fitted into the groove between the retaining bumps and then bonded to the body in the groove. the body is heat-treated, that is annealed, before machining the groove in it to reduce internal stresses. Then the body is cleaned and oiled to prepare it for machining and to eliminate any oxidation created by the heat treatment. After machining the body and before fitting the insert the body is deburred and cleaned again.

Normally the insert is bonded to the body by soldering or brazing In order to allow the insert to seat directly on the jaw and not be held off it by the solder a channel is formed between the insert and the body in the groove. The insert is bonded to the body by filling the channel with the solder. The channel can be formed in the insert or in the body.

Priority: DE20001008262 Applic. Date: 2000-02-23

Inventor: MACK HANS-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6427685B1  Issued: 06/Aug/2002

Title: Device to facilitate the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/536430   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2000

Abstract:

An alignment device in the form of a flexible material disk having a planar configuration is removably adhered to the sternum of a person on whom cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is being performed, wherein the disk includes indicia formed on an outer surface thereof. The indicia is at least partially defined by an alignment indicator disposed and configured to accurately orient the disk on the person in a position which facilitates the proper performance of CPR. The indicia further includes a position indicator disposed and oriented to indicate the accurate positioning of at least one hand of one performing the CPR on the person. The indicia may also include instructional information setting forth the required or preferred step necessary to correctly perform CPR. One or more of the disks may be included in a kit assembly along with other components or products intended to facilitate the performing of CPR. Each of the plurality of disks are structured for use on a person within a different age group, and further wherein each of the plurality of disks include collectively variable indicia so as to set forth the correct procedural steps in performing CPR on individuals or persons within a particular age group.

Priority:

Inventor: RAY II PHILIP W [US]


Patent No.: US6428614B1  Issued: 06/Aug/2002

Title: Dental porcelains

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/608587   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Opaque porcelains for use with metal cores in the manufacture of PFM restorations. The porcelains exhibit a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) substantially equal to or slightly above the CTE of the metal to which it is applied. The porcelains exhibit a CTE equal to or up to about 1.5x10-6/ DEG C. higher than the dental alloys to which they are applied as the opaque. The porcelains are fabricated from a mixture of two frit compositions. A high expansion, leucite containing frit is combined with a low melting glass frit to provide a porcelain having an expansion in the range of 16.9 to about 18x10-6/ DEG C. in the temperature range of 25 DEG -500 DEG C.

Priority: US19990142204P Applic. Date: 1999-07-02

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6431754B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: End stop for reclosable fastener and method of installation thereon

Applicant/Assignee: THE GLAD PRODUCTS COMPANY

Application No.: 09/616955   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to an end stop for a thermoplastic bag having a reclosable fastener at the open top end of the bag. The end stop is configured to facilitate snap fit insertion onto the fastener strips. The end stop further include inwardly directed tab and shoulder structure that engage the reclosable fastener and prevent the end stop from being inadvertently pulled off in a transverse direction in order to hold the end stop in place prior to being bonded to the bag. In the case of the line production of thermoplastic bags wherein a continuous web of plastic material is moved from one station to the next, the invention allows for the positioning of the end stop onto the reclosable fastener at a first station and the bonding of the end stop to the bag at a second station.

Priority:

Inventor: SAVICKI SR ALAN F [US]


Patent No.: US6432076B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Applicator for tampons

Applicant/Assignee: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/710576   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Provided is an applicator for a tampon including an outer cylinder having a protruding mouth at a leading end thereof, through which a tampon is pushed out and an opening at a root end thereof

and an inner cylinder for pushing out the tampon which has a front end located in the outer cylinder and a rear end protruding rearwardly from the outer cylinder through the opening. The inner cylinder is formed of an extruded material which is extrusion-molded of a thermoplastic resin into a cylindrical shape, and is provided at the front end thereof with a push portion which is deformed to have a larger diameter from the extruded material.

Priority: JP19990329275 Applic. Date: 1999-11-19

Inventor: WADA MITSUHIRO [JP]; SUGA AYAMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6432290B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Apparatus and method for trapping bead based reagents within microfluidic analysis systems

Applicant/Assignee: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Application No.: 09/450272   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides an on-chip packed reactor bed design that allows for an effective exchange of packing materials such as beads at a miniaturized level. The present invention extends the function of microfluidic analysis systems to new applications including on-chip solid phase extraction (SPE) and on-chip capillary electrochromatography (CEC). The design can be further extended to include integrated packed bed immuno- or enzyme reactors.

Priority:

Inventor: HARRISON D JED [CA]; OLESCHUK RICHARD [CA]; SHULTZ-LOCKYEAR LORANELLE [US]; SKINNER CAMERON [CA]; LI PAUL [CA]


Patent No.: US6432388B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Whitening anti-plaque and anti-tartar low abrasivity tooth paste

Applicant/Assignee: BIOCOSMETICS, S.L

Application No.: 09/554159   Filing Date: 09/May/2000

Abstract:

The improvements consist of formulation of a whitening toothpaste, which is anti-plaque and anti-tartar, of low abrasion, which is suitable for treating sensitive teeth and which lacks detergents, that comprises 0.1-1% papain, 5-10% xylitol, 16-18% of an abrasive system based on silica, a buffer consisting of tetra-potassium pyrophosphate and potassium dihydrogen phosphate [pH 7 approximately], along with water, binding agents, aromatizing agents, colouring agents, preservatives, sweeteners, humectants, lubricants, opacifiers, re-mineralizing agents and vitamins A, B5, C, E or mixtures thereof.

Priority: ES19970002390 Applic. Date: 1997-11-14; WO1998ES00310 Applic. Date: 1998-11-13

Inventor: ALVAREZ HERNANDEZ MARIA [ES]


Patent No.: US6432470B2  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Method and composition for improving the aftertaste of sucrose

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HAYASHIBARA SEIBUTSU KAGAKU KENKYUJO

Application No.: 09/065452   Filing Date: 24/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A method for improving the aftertaste of sucrose without lowering the sweetening power of sucrose, which comprises incorporating trehalose into sucrose in an amount of 2-12% to the sucrose, on a dry solid basis. The method produces saccharide compositions and food products having improved aftertaste of sucrose without lowering the sweetening power of sucrose.

Priority: JP19970157321 Applic. Date: 1997-06-02; JP19970320519 Applic. Date: 1997-11-07

Inventor: CHAEN HIROTO [JP]; MITSUHASHI MASAKAZU [JP]; MIYAKE TOSHIO [JP]


Patent No.: US6433005B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Benzofuran and benzothiophene derivatives as anti-inflammatory agents

Applicant/Assignee: SYNTEX (U.S.A.) LLC

Application No.: 10/006349   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to compounds, which are generally anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds, and which are represented by Formula I:wherein A is a -CH2-, -C(O)-, -O-, -S-, -S(O)-, or -S(O)2- and the other substituents are as defined in the specification

or prodrugs, individual isomers, mixtures of isomers, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and methods for their use as therapeutic agents.

Priority: US20000251283P Applic. Date: 2000-12-05

Inventor: MCLAREN KEVIN L [US]; SMITH DAVID BERNARD [US]; TRACY JAHARI LAURANT [US]


Patent No.: US6435192B1  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Safety ashtray

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/612566   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A safety ashtray has a frustoconical configuration formed by a sloping cover over a hollow ash and butt receiving interior region. The cover has a central access opening to the interior region and is provided with a plurality of cigarette rest areas spaced from one another around the cover. Each rest area includes an upper and a lower cigarette catch with each of the catches extending upwardly from the cover, the sloping of which locates the upper catch more centrally of the ashtray than the lower catch. When a cigarette is positioned on the catches, it is prevented from rolling and it is also elevated from the cover by the catches which hold the cigarette in an upwardly inwardly angled position on the ashtray.

Priority:

Inventor: CANCELLERA ENZO [CA]


Patent No.: US6436367B1  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Aerosol formulations for buccal and pulmonary application

Applicant/Assignee: GENEREX PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 09/251464   Filing Date: 17/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A mixed micellar aerosol pharmaceutical formulation includes a micellar proteinic pharmaceutical agent, an alkali metal lauryl sulphate, at least three micelle forming compounds, a phenol and a propellant. The micelle forming compounds are selected from the group consisting of lecithin, hyaluronic acid, pharmaceutically acceptable salts of hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, chamomile extract, cucumber extract, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, monoolein, monooleates, monolaurates, borage oil, evening of primrose oil, menthol, trihydroxy oxo cholanyl glycine and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, glycerin, polyglycerin, lysine, polylysine, triolein, polyoxyethylene ethers and analogues thereof, polidocanol alkyl ethers and analogues thereof. The amount of each micelle forming compound is present in a concentration of from 1 to 20 wt./wt. % of the total formulation, and the total concentration of micelle forming compounds are less than 50 wt./wt. % of the formulation. The propellant, e.g. a fluorocarbon propellant, provides enhanced absorption of the pharmaceutical agent.

Priority: US19980113239P Applic. Date: 1998-12-21

Inventor: MODI PANKAJ [CA]


Patent No.: US6436369B2  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Anti-plaque emulsions and products containing same

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 09/453383   Filing Date: 02/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Anti-plaque emulsions and methods of use are provided. The emulsion comprises a surfactant, emulsifier, and triclosan.

Priority: US19980112641P Applic. Date: 1998-12-17; US19990118330P Applic. Date: 1999-02-03

Inventor: BARABOLAK ROMAN M [US]; WITKEWITZ DAVE L [US]


Patent No.: US6436370B1  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Dental anti-hypersensitivity composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Application No.: 09/504264   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for calcifying dental tissue, e.g., preventing or treating dental hypersensitivity. An oral composition of arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate promotes the formation of dentinal tubule plugs aided by combining calcium and phosphate in the fluid. In a specific example, an arginine bicarbonate/calcium carbonate mixture blocked dentinal tubules in a model system. In addition to treating dentinal sensitivity, the compositions and methods of the invention provide for calcifying exposed tooth pulp, calcifying the base or all of a pit or fissure in a tooth, and treating a carious lesion.

Priority: US19990140560P Applic. Date: 1999-06-23

Inventor: KLEINBERG ISRAEL [US]; ACEVEDO ANA MARIE [VE]; CHATTERJEE ROBI [US]


Patent No.: US6436429B1  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Process and composition for temporarily suppressing pain

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/475473   Filing Date: 30/Dec/1999

Abstract:

A composition and process for suppressing pain and irritation of tissue includes an anti-irritant in an effective amount to suppress pain and irritation temporarily when applied topically to the skin or mucosa. The anti-irritant is a natural or non-nutritive sweetener. The composition can be a solid containing an edible acid such as citric acid and ascorbic acid from fresh lemon juice to form a solution having a pH of about 2.0 to 4.0 and an anti-irritant, such as sodium saccharine. The composition can be used to apply a pharmaceutical agent to the skin, mucosa or eye without irritation. The acidic composition can further be used to remove or loosen calculus deposits from the teeth without burning or irritation of the gums.

Priority: US1999-340111 Applic. Date: 1999-06-28

Inventor: PEYMAN GHOLAM A [US]


Patent No.: US6436967B1  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Process for preparing prodrugs of benzenesulfonamide-containing cox-2 inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: PHARMACIA CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/661859   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2000

Abstract:

This invention is in the field of antiinflammatory pharmaceutical agents and specifically relates to prodrugs of compounds which selectively inhibit cyclooxygenase-2.The use of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in treating pain and the swelling associated with inflammation also produce severe side effects, including life threatening ulcers. The recent discovery of an inducible enzyme associated with inflammation ("prostaglandin G/H synthase II" or "cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)") provides a viable target of inhibition which more effectively reduces inflammation and produces fewer and less drastic side effects.

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.: US6439166B1  Issued: 27/Aug/2002

Title: Animal toy with raised features

Applicant/Assignee: BOUNCE, INC

Application No.: 09/586135   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2000

Abstract:

An animal toy includes a plurality of raised features to enhance the dental cleaning action of the animal toy with the animal's mouth. The raised features may be made of varying shapes and designs. The animal toy may have a hollow core to further receive animal treats, or to receive a buoyant material allowing the animal toy to float. The animal toy can be made of desired resilient flexible material which enhances the dental cleaning. The raised features may be made in any desired format to include outline form and solid form. Furthermore, the raised features may have differing tips or ends which also have beneficial effects on the animal's mouth for dental cleaning.

Priority:

Inventor: MARKHAM JOSEPH P [US]


Patent No.: US6439232B1  Issued: 27/Aug/2002

Title: Laryngeal mask airway device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/289319   Filing Date: 09/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A laryngeal-mask airway device including provision for drainage of the oesophagus comprises an inflatable main-cuff and a backplate having a laryngeal-side and a pharyngeal-side. The backplate also has an external tube-joint adjacent to the proximal region of the main-cuff. The backplate is hermetically bonded to the periphery of the main-cuff establishing separation between a laryngeal-chamber region and a pharyngeal region. An distally open evacuation tube includes a distal portion which longitudinally traverses the interior of the distal region of the main-cuff in sealed relation therewith for operative engagement and communication with the inlet of the oesophagus. The evacuation tube traverses the laryngeal-chamber region generally adjacent to the laryngeal-side of the backplate and passages through a proximally located tube-joint to the pharyngeal region. An airway tube also extends into the tube-joint for communication with an airway port to provide a flowpath between the airway tube and laryngeal-chamber region.

Priority: GB19980017537 Applic. Date: 1998-08-13

Inventor: BRAIN ARCHIBALD IAN JEREMY [GB]


Patent No.: US6439889B1  Issued: 27/Aug/2002

Title: Teeth crevice cleaning apparatus and method of using the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/744138   Filing Date: 19/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A mouth pad for cleaning teeth crevices has a U-shaped plate sized to cover substantially only the biting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth of the human jaw. The plate is positioned between the upper teeth and lower teeth such that when the teeth are rinsed with a liquid, the liquid flows primarily through the crevices between individual teeth, and physically detaches the adhering residue within. A method of cleaning teeth using a plate positioned between the upper and lower teeth is also disclosed.

Priority: US19980094316P Applic. Date: 1998-07-27; WO1999US16256 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23

Inventor: CHEN SHUQI [US]; CHEN LINGJUN [US]


Patent No.: US6440395B1  Issued: 27/Aug/2002

Title: Antiplaque mouth rinse

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/168950   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1998

Abstract:

An antiplaque mouth rinse conducive to oral hygiene. The mouth rinse composition includes a water-alcohol vehicle having dissolved therein two antibacterial agents that coact to promote the delivery of these agents and their retention on the teeth and soft tissue in the dental region of the oral cavity of the user, thereby inhibiting the formation of plaque. One agent, Triclosan, is water-insoluble and noncationic, a solubilizer therefor being included in the composition. The other agent, cetyl pyridinium chloride (CPC) is soluble in water and alcohol and is cationic. When the combination of Triclosan and CPC is delivered to the dental region, it is adsorbed and retained thereby to afford enhanced antibacterial activity.

Priority: US1993-051861 Applic. Date: 1993-04-26; US1992-901679 Applic. Date: 1992-06-22; US1997-798504 Applic. Date: 1997-02-10

Inventor: LIBIN BARRY M [US]


Patent No.: US6440398B1  Issued: 27/Aug/2002

Title: Fluoride-releasing amalgam dental restorative material

Applicant/Assignee: MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA MCG RESEARCH INSTITUTE, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA

Application No.: 09/929664   Filing Date: 13/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A fluoride-releasing dental amalgam composition for a tooth restoration comprising a dental amalgam alloy material and an fluoride-containing, the glass particulate powder component of a fluoride-leachable acid-etchable glass ionomer cement. The invention further provides a method for using the composition to prevent or reduce secondary caries in an existing tooth restoration, which is classified as a dental amalgam in nature.

Priority: US2000-573922 Applic. Date: 2000-05-18

Inventor: RUEGGEBERG FRED [US]; WHITFORD GARY [US]; METTENBURG DON [US]


Patent No.: US6443323B1  Issued: 03/Sep/2002

Title: PROTECTIVE SEAL FOR CANS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/043303   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A protective seal for beverage cans, etc. completely covers and seals the mouth contact area of the can, thereby protecting that area from contamination. The present seal comprises a thin, durable, impervious sheet applied to the top of the can surrounding the opening area, extending down the upper side of the can adjacent the top opening area for a short distance to cover the mouth contact area of the can. The seal is peripherally sealed to the can surface by a narrow strip of food grade adhesive. The tab attachment extension of the seal may include bushings, washers, etc. to provide clearance for the majority of the seal to pivot between the pop tab lever and can top, and/or may include a circumferential weakening line about the pop tab rivet to allow the majority of the seal to shear circumferentially to pivot about the captured rivet attachment portion thereof.

Priority: US2001-757497 Applic. Date: 2001-01-11

Inventor: DEROSE MARK V [JP]


Patent No.: US6444243B1  Issued: 03/Sep/2002

Title: Rawhide animal chew and method for producing same

Applicant/Assignee: PETAG, INC

Application No.: 09/648030   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides a process for producing a rawhide chew toy, comprising: combining a marinade with rawhide

applying vacuum pressure to the combined marinade and rawhide

releasing the vacuum pressure

and allowing the formed rawhide to dry under moderate temperature. In one embodiment, the combined marinade and rawhide are tumbled during the step of applying vacuum pressure. In additional embodiments of the invention, nutrients, such as, vitamins, minerals, dental additives, or herbal remedies, may be added to the marinade.

Priority:

Inventor: DUENSING STEVEN [US]; KUKAN JOHN [US]; LOPEZ JAIME G [US]


Patent No.: US6444725B1  Issued: 03/Sep/2002

Title: Color-changing dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/489612   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2000

Abstract:

An aesthetic dental sealant comprising a hardenable resin, a hardener, and a colorant, the composition has an initial color prior to exposure to actinic radiation and a final color that is different from the initial color subsequent to the composition being exposed to actinic radiation.

Priority:

Inventor: TROM MATTHEW C [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Patent No.: US6446640B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Dental hygiene device with easily mounted and identified dental hygiene element

Applicant/Assignee: JOHN O. BUTLER COMPANY

Application No.: 09/274191   Filing Date: 22/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to dental hygiene devices carrying dental hygiene elements and to a method for assembling them. The dental hygiene devices have two intersecting cavities, with a dental hygiene element positioned in one cavity and a plug positioned in the other cavity. The plug engages a portion of the stem, thereby locking the dental hygiene element in place in the device.

Priority:

Inventor: GEKHTER VLADIMIR [US]; STVARTAK CHRISTOPHER J [US]; YOST KEVIN G [US]


Patent No.: US6447294B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Locator for lost dentures

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/608926   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A locator or signaling device and a detector system for locating lost dentures includes a button or insert that can be mounted on the surface of an existing denture. An insert can also be implanted in a new denture. The internal signaling component is surrounded by a resin layer that can be used to bond the locator button to the existing denture and will also isolate the internal signaling component form the denture wearer's oral cavity. The internal signaling component is responsive to an electromagnetic field and emits a detectable signal when the denture is located with a specified interrogation zone or search area. Signaling components having magnetic characteristics that are altered by an incident variable electromagnetic field can be employed. The preferred location for the locator, locator strip, marker or button is on the interior lingual surface of the flange of a mandibular or lower denture.

Priority: US19990170326P Applic. Date: 1999-12-13; US20000176316P Applic. Date: 2000-01-18

Inventor: PRICE WILLIAM RAYMOND [US]


Patent No.: US6447718B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Apparatus and associated method for decontaminating contaminated matter with ultrasonic transient cavitation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/437358   Filing Date: 10/Nov/1999

Abstract:

An apparatus and associated method for decontaminating contaminated matter, such as an object or substance, with ultrasonic transient cavitation is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a container for containing a contaminated object, a pressure source for pressurizing the container to a predetermined pressure, a vibration source operably connected to the container, and a cleaning solution comprising a predetermined concentration of a volatile substance. The presence of the volatile substance in the cleaning solution, along with the pressurization and vibration thereof, enhances the effect of ultrasonic transient cavitation and improves decontamination of the contaminated matter. An associated method of decontaminating contaminated matter further comprises submerging the contaminated matter, such as a medical or dental instrument, in a cleaning solution having a predetermined concentration of a volatile substance, pressurizing the container, and vibrating the cleaning solution to produce ultrasonic transient cavitation therein.

Priority:

Inventor: CARTER STEPHEN DOUGLAS [US]; CUNEFARE KENNETH ARTHUR [US]


Patent No.: US6447754B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Oral rinse methods and compositions

Applicant/Assignee: AKPHARMA INC

Application No.: 09/490266   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Methods of freshening and reducing acidity in both the mouth and the throat of a mammal, such as a human, include taking into the mouth an aqueous solution of calcium glycerophosphate (CGP) in an amount effective to reduce the acidity, maintaining the solution in the mouth, and swallowing the aqueous solution in order to freshen and reduce acidity in both the mouth and the throat. The methods are convenient for use at any place and any time and do not have the inconveniences and limitations of conventional oral rinse or oral hygiene methods, such as the need for proximity to private or public plumbing facilities. Swallowable oral rinse compositions include an aqueous solution of CGP in an amount effective to freshen and reduce acidity in both the mouth and the throat of a mammal, such as a human, and at least one of a sweetening agent and a flavoring agent. The oral rinse compositions comprising CGP are preferably safe for ingestion even by children. Conveniently portable systems for delivery of a single serving of an oral rinse composition may be in the form of a single unit or a multi-unit package, suitable for delivery of a single serving of oral rinse compositions for use at any time and any place with great convenience.

Priority:

Inventor: KLIGERMAN ALAN E [US]; ROGERS SARAH [US]


Patent No.: US6447756B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Desensitizing dual component dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/708167   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2000

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 and contains a potassium ion releasable compound and an alkali metal silicate, a second dentifrice component having an acid pH, 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: DIXIT NAGARAJ [US]; PILLAY KOWSILLA P [US]; GAMBOGI ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US6447806B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Pharmaceutical compositions comprised of stabilized peptide particles

Applicant/Assignee: NOVARTIS AG

Application No.: 09/668889   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2000

Abstract:

Particles of a substantially water insoluble biologically active substance, such as Cyclosporin, are loaded with a charged glyceryl ester as an electrostatic stabilizer which imparts to the particles a zeta potential and having an active substance:stabilizer weight ratio of 1:1 to 400:1 and an average particle diameter of 1 nanometer to 10 micrometers. Compositions having such particles are found to be useful delivery systems.

Priority: US1999-257126 Applic. Date: 1999-02-25

Inventor: GASSMANN PETER [DE]; SUCKER HEINZ [CH]


Patent No.: US6447808B2  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Growth-promoting agent

Applicant/Assignee: GROPEP LIMITED LOCATED GROPEP LIMITED

Application No.: 09/912040   Filing Date: 24/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to pharmaceutical or veterinary compositions for the treatment of surface wounds

pharmaceutical or veterinary compositions for the treatment of gastrointestinal injuries, diseases or ulcers

methods of treating surface wounds in animals, including humans

and methods for the treatment of gastrointestinal injuries, diseases or ulcers which compositions and methods include compositions of milk product extracts including growth factors with basic to approximately neutral isoelectric points.

Priority: WO1991AU00303 Applic. Date: 1991-07-09; AU1990PK01170 Applic. Date: 1990-07-13; AU1995PN02712 Applic. Date: 1995-05-02; US1998-082987 Applic. Date: 1998-05-22; US1996-641754 Applic. Date: 1996-05-02; US1997-814833 Applic. Date: 1997-03-11; US1992-956759 Applic. Date: 1992-12-07

Inventor: BALLARD FRANCIS JOHN [AU]; FRANCIS GEOFFREY LEONARD [AU]; REGESTER GEOFFREY OWEN [AU]; READ LEANNA CHRISTINE [AU]; BELFORD DAVID ANDREW [AU]


Patent No.: US6447907B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Spherical ionomer particles and production thereof

Applicant/Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

Application No.: 09/508118   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to spherical or approximately spherical ionomer particles, comprising an inner area and an outer area which contains silicon ions. The cations of said outer area comprise a) at least one element which can occupy lattice sites of the silicon in silicate compounds, producing a negative excess of charge and b) at least one element which is selected from the elements of the first and second main groups and those that can appear in a divalent form and which can compensate for the negative excess of charge. Suitable methods for producing the inventive particles are all those methods for producing spherical or approximately spherical particles from a suspension dispersion, emulsion or similar and separating them from the surrounding solvent. Aerosol methods and especially, spray drying of suitable solutions, gels, sols or dispersions/suspensions can also be used. The inventive ionomer particles are especially suitable for use with acid-containing matrices as cements which can be used advantageously in dentistry for example.

Priority: DE19981032965 Applic. Date: 1998-07-22; WO1999EP05257 Applic. Date: 1999-07-22

Inventor: WOLTER HERBERT [DE]; GELLERMANN CARSTEN [DE]


Patent No.: US6448482B2  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Cymbal sleeve

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/772798   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A protection device for cymbals wherein a cymbal sleeve having a top portion and bottom portion, joined along their perimeter, form a pocket. A mouth being formed by the unjoined portion of the perimeters of the respective portions for receiving a cymbal. The top portion having a top post opening generally located within its center and the bottom portion having a bottom post opening generally located within its center. The top post opening and bottom post opening being aligned with the cymbal opening for allowing the post of a cymbal case or a cymbal stand to be received through the bottom portion, cymbal, and top portion for securing the cymbal and protective cymbal sleeve in the cymbal case. An inner cushion can be placed between two cymbals so that a plurality of cymbals can be placed in one pocket and the cymbals are prevented from contacted each other.

Priority: US20000179995P Applic. Date: 2000-02-03

Inventor: CERRO FRANK D [US]


Patent No.: US6450685B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Resealable metalized thermal bag

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/844683   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A thin, lightweight, flexible bag for maintaining an initial inner temperature for an extended period of time has multilayered walls with a thermoplastic inner layer and a metalized outer layer. The mouth of the bag has a resealable closure.

Priority:

Inventor: SCOTT STEVEN MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6450810B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Cushioned, fiber-covered dental applicators

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/702284   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A dental instrument is configured to be positioned adjacent the teeth and gums of a patient without injuring or causing pain to sensitive teeth or gums. The dental instrument includes: (i) a main body having a proximal end and a distal end, the main body being configured to be grasped by a practitioner

(ii) an elastomeric member coupled to the distal end of the main body such that abutment of the elastomeric member against the teeth or gums of a patient does not injure or cause pain to the teeth or gums

and (iii) a plurality of fibers disposed on the elastomeric member. The fibers can be used to remove air bubbles from impression material, or for a variety of other uses. The instrument may be in the form of an applicator or delivery tip, for example. The instrument can have a non-slip gripping surface.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; RACHAL RICHARD N [US]; LEWIS PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6450815B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Longitudinally centrally convergent dental post

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/684176   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The present invention elated to a dental prosthetics and more particularly to an improved support post having a centrally convergent shank portion for securing a dental prosthesis, such as an artificial crown, to the root of a tooth. The invention further relates to a method and a device for strengthening a tooth and a root from which the nerve has been removed and specifically to a dental post which provides centering for the forming of a bracing filler to internally reinforce the walls of pulpless roots while providing for the support of an artificial prosthesis. The invention further provides for a secondary reinforcing device surrounding the central dental post and also being capable of following the contours of the tooth root. This secondary strengthening and reinforcing element is a flexibly coiled wire of a generally helicoid shape, which also serves as a matrix for the luting of composite filler.

Priority: US1999-368030 Applic. Date: 1999-08-03

Inventor: WEISMAN BERNARD [US]


Patent No.: US6451291B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Surfactant system for increasing dental tissue antibacterial agent uptake

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/686639   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2000

Abstract:

An oral composition comprising in an orally acceptable vehicle, an effective antiplaque amount of an halogenated diphenyl ether or phenolic antibacterial compound, and an amount of an mixed anionic/zwitterionic surfactant system which is 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: LIU XIAOYAN [US]; WILLIAMS MALCOLM [US]; SUBRAMANYAM RAVI [US]


Patent No.: US6451292B2  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Methods for dentistry using compositions comprising an oil

Applicant/Assignee: DAKOTA DENTAL DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/944822   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method of utilizing a non-metallic composition to adhere one or more dental or orthodontic fixtures to hard dental tissue, wherein the non-metallic compositions harden in the mouth to form substantially permanent fixtures. The compositions comprise an amount of an essential oil effective to alter the sensory properties, i.e., the taste or smell, of the composition, and that desirably imparts a pleasant taste and/or odor. The essential oil further advantageously provides the composition, once hardened in the mouth, with a surface more hydrophobic than a corresponding composition, thereby inhibiting the deposition or formation of bacterial plaque.

Priority: US1999-427876 Applic. Date: 1999-10-27

Inventor: WARFORD III JOHN H [US]; COMBE EDWARD C [US]; WARFORD II JOHN H [US]


Patent No.: US6451794B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: 2,3-Diaryl-pyrazolo[1,5-b]pyridazines derivatives, their preparation and their use as cyclooxygenase 2(COX-2) inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/508029   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides the compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof in which: R0 is halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms, or O(CH2)nNR4R5

R1 and R2 are independently selected from H, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl, substituted by one or more fluorine atoms, C1-6alkoxy, C1-6hydroxyalkyl, SC1-6alkyl, C(O)H, C(O)C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkylsulphonyl, C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms, O(CH2)nCO2C1-6alkyl, O(CH2)nSC1-6alkyl, (CH2)nNR4R5, (CH2)nSC1-6alkyl or C(O)NR4R5

with the proviso that when R0 is at the 4-position and is halogen, at least one of R1 and R2 is C1-6alkylsulphonyl, C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms, O(CH2)nCO2C1-6alkyl, O(CH2)nSC1-6alkyl, (CH2)nNR4R5 or (CH2)nSC1-6alkyl, C(O)NR4R5

R3 is C1-6alkyl or NH2

R4 and R5 are independently selected from H, or C1-6alkyl or, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a 4-8 membered saturated ring

and n is 1-4. Compounds of formula (I) are potent and selective inhibitors of COX-2 and are of use in the treatment of the pain, fever, inflammation of a variety of conditions and diseases.

Priority: WO1998EP05558 Applic. Date: 1998-09-03; GB19970018792 Applic. Date: 1997-09-05; GB19970027116 Applic. Date: 1997-12-23

Inventor: BESWICK PAUL JOHN [GB]; CAMPBELL IAN BAXTER [GB]; MATHEWS NEIL [GB]; NAYLOR ALAN [GB]


Patent No.: US6451919B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Polyolefins functionalized with maleic anhydride and with its high-boiling liquids esters, and their use as products with high compatibilizing power

Applicant/Assignee: BELANTRO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/582829   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Described herein are polyolefins functionalized with maleic anhydrid and at least one high-boiling ester of the latter, and a process for their preparation in high yields, with high degrees of functionalization, without the production of by-products of cross-linking or degradation. The process, which may be carried out either continuously or discontinuously, is characterized by the use of inorganic substances having a specific porosity, grain size, density and humidity, as vehicles of the functionalizing monomers

the presence of maleic ester contributes to enhancing the reaction efficiency. Likewise described herein is a double-screw extruder devised for carrying out the said process, and the use of products obtained as compatibilizing additives in the field of adhesive and reinforcing polymers.

Priority: WO1998EP08511 Applic. Date: 1998-12-30; IT1997MI02903 Applic. Date: 1997-12-31

Inventor: AGLIETTO MAURO [IT]; CIARDELLI FRANCESCO [IT]; PASSAGLIA ELISA [IT]; RUGGERI GIACOMO [IT]; SUFFREDINI GIAMPIERO [IT]; MARCUCCI PAOLO [GB]; MENTASTI ENZO [IT]


Patent No.: US6455029B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Dental impression material utilizing ruthenium catalyst

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/690236   Filing Date: 17/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A composition for use as a dental impression material including a polymerizable telechelic oligomer or polymer curable by ring-opening metathesis polymerization, a filler system, and a ruthenium carbene complex catalyst, whereby the catalyst initiates ring-opening metathesis polymerization of the composition. The invention includes a paste/paste system in which a base paste includes the polymerizable telechelic oligomer or polymer and a filler system and in which a catalyst paste includes the catalyst dissolved in an inert solvent and a filler system. The telechelic oligomer or polymer may be, for example, a polydimethylsiloxane end-functionalized with norbornenyl groups. The catalyst may be, for example, a ruthenium carbene complex with a ligand having a basicity higher than tricyclohexylphosphine. The composition of the present invention exhibits reduced sensitivity to sulfur impurities.

Priority:

Inventor: ANGELETAKIS CHRISTOS [US]; CHEN MINGFEI [US]


Patent No.: US6455031B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Methods and compositions for controlling biofilm development

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/319580   Filing Date: 09/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A method of cleaning or protecting surfaces by treatment with compositions comprising N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (OdDHL) blocking compounds and/or N-butyryl-L-homoserine lactone (BHL) analogs, either in combination or separately.

Priority: US19970050093P Applic. Date: 1997-06-18; WO1998US12695 Applic. Date: 1998-06-18

Inventor: DAVIES DAVID G [US]; COSTERTON JOHN W [US]


Patent No.: US6455076B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Formulations and methods for reducing skin irritation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/860206   Filing Date: 23/Jun/1997

Abstract:

Compositions and methods are provided for inhibiting skin irritations attributable to chemical irritants or environmental conditions by the application of anti-irritant amounts of aqueous soluble divalent tin cation.

Priority: US1994-362058 Applic. Date: 1994-12-21; WO1995US16765 Applic. Date: 1995-12-21

Inventor: HAHN GARY S [US]; THUESON DAVID O [US]


Patent No.: US6455451B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Pressable lithium disilicate glass ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/458919   Filing Date: 10/Dec/1999

Abstract:

This invention is directed to lithium disilicate (Li2Si2O5) based glass-ceramics comprising silica, lithium oxide, alumina, potassium oxide and phosphorus pentoxide. The glass-ceramics are useful in the fabrication of single and multi-unit dental restorations (e.g. anterior bridges) made by heat pressing into refractory investment molds produced using lost wax techniques. The glass-ceramics have good pressability, i.e., the ability to be formed into dental articles by heat-pressing using commercially available equipment. In accordance with one embodiment directed to the process of making the glass-ceramics, the compositions herein are melted at about 1200 DEG to about 1600 DEG C., thereafter quenched (e.g., water quenched or roller quenched) or cast into steel molds, or alternately, cooled to the crystallization temperature. The resulting glass is heat-treated to form a glass-ceramic via a one or two step heat-treatment cycle preferably in the temperature range of about 400 DEG to about 1100 DEG C. The resulting glass ceramics are then pulverized into powder and used to form pressable pellets and/or blanks of desired shapes, sizes and structures which are later pressed into dental restorations.

Priority: US19990153916P Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US19990122558P Applic. Date: 1999-03-02; US19980111872P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6455608B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Dental compositions comprising degradable polymers and methods of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/638206   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2000

Abstract:

Curable compositions comprising degradable macromonomers having one or more terminal acrylate or methacrylate functionality, a curing composition, and optionally one or more polymerizable acrylate or methacrylate comonomers. Degradable macromonomers are manufactured from cyclic monomers with compounds having acrylate or methacrylate functionality. Depending on their use, the degradable macromonomer compositions further comprise one or more organic or inorganic fillers, including a calcium-based compound and/or a radiopacity-imparting agent. The compositions are particularly suitable for root canal sealants, implants, and pulp capping materials.

Priority: US19990148887P Applic. Date: 1999-08-13

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]; JIN SHUHUA [US]; HUANG SAMUEL JIEN-SHEK [US]


Patent No.: US6455609B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Fluoride-releasing amalgam dental restorative material

Applicant/Assignee: MCG RESEARCH INSTITUTE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA

Application No.: 09/573922   Filing Date: 18/May/2000

Abstract:

A fluoride-releasing dental amalgam composition for a tooth restoration comprising a dental amalgam alloy material and an fluoride-containing, the glass particulate powder component of a fluoride-leachable acid-etchable glass ionomer cement. The invention further provides a method for using the composition to prevent or reduce secondary caries in an existing tooth restoration, which is classified as a dental amalgam in nature.

Priority:

Inventor: RUEGGEBERG FRED [US]; WHITFORD GARY [US]; METTENBURG DON [US]


Patent No.: US6458149B1  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: Smoking cessation device and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/631203   Filing Date: 01/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A device and method for treating stress-induced habits including smoking, drinking, overeating and the like, is disclosed. The invention consists of an adult pacifier made of a flavored or unflavored resilient material, orthodontically shaped to fit inside the mouth and on the tongue of the user. In moments of stress or when the urge to smoke, overeat, or drink arises, the device is placed on the tongue in the mouth and sucked. This simultaneous suction and tongue undulation, much like the stimulation caused by smoking cigarettes and the like, encourages deep breathing and causes salivation, gastric acid secretion and stimulation of the cranial nerve endings in the tongue.

Priority: US1998-170500 Applic. Date: 1998-10-13; US19970064669P Applic. Date: 1997-10-13

Inventor: PETERS-COMBS BECKY [US]


Patent No.: US6458180B1  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: Amalgamatable dental alloy powder having an effect of reducing initial mercury vapor release rate

Applicant/Assignee: JIIN-HUEY CHERN LIN

Application No.: 09/756768   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides an amalgamatable dental alloy powder for making an amalgam having a low initial mercury vapor release rate having a composition comprising 50-80 wt % Ag

10-30 wt % Cu, and 10-35 wt % Sn, and optionally less than 7 wt % of Pd, which is prepared by subjecting a single-alloy powder having a particle size ranging from 1 to 55 microns with a majority thereof having a particle size less than 20 microns to a heat treatment, or separately subjecting a Ag-Cu-Sn powder having a particle size ranging from 1 to 70 microns with a majority thereof having a particle size less than 30 microns and a Ag-Cu-Pd powder having a particle size ranging from 1 to 100 microns with a majority thereof having a particle size less than 45 microns to heat treatments, and subjecting the heat treated powders to a pickling treatment.

Priority:

Inventor: LIN JIIN-HUEY CHERN [US]; JU CHIEN-PING [US]; NING CHAO-CHIN [TW]; HUANG HSUAN-I [TW]


Patent No.: US6458257B1  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: Microorganism control of point-of-use potable water sources

Applicant/Assignee: LYNNTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD

Application No.: 09/247767   Filing Date: 09/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides for the electrochemical generation of ozone for use in "point-of-use" applications. The electrochemical ozone generators or systems of the present invention may be used to provide disinfected water, ozone-containing water, and/or ozone gas. Disinfected water may be produced by introducing ozone gas into a potable or purified water source for the purpose of disinfecting or controlling the microorganisms in the water source. Ozonated water or ozone gas may be produced and provided for various anti-microbial and cleansing applications of the consumer, such as washing food, clothing, dishes, countertops, toys, sinks, bathroom surfaces, and the like. Furthermore, the ozone generator may be used to deliver a stream of ozone-containing water for the purpose of commercial or residential point-of-use washing, disinfecting, and sterilizing medical instruments and medical equipment. For example, the ozone-containing water may be used directly or used as a concentrated sterilant for the washing, disinfecting, and sterilizing of medical instruments or equipment. Ozone gas may also be used in many of the foregoing examples, as well as in the deodorization of air or various other applications. The invention allows the electrochemical ozone generator to operate in a nearly or entirely passive manner with simplicity of design.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDREWS CRAIG C [US]; MURPHY OLIVER J [US]; HITCHENS G DUNCAN [US]


Patent No.: US6458340B1  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: Desensitizing bleaching gel

Applicant/Assignee: DEN-MAT CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/438663   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A substantially anhydrous gel useful for bleaching teeth comprising: (i) at least 25% by weight of organic polyol

(ii) less than 3% by weight polyacrylic acid thickening agent

(iii) at least 10% by weight carbamide peroxide (or a chemically equivalent amount of another bleaching agent, such as 3% by weight hydrogen peroxide)

(iv) neutralizing agent

(v) chelating agents

(vi) desensitizing agent

and (vii) miscellaneous ingredients such as Cirtoxain(R) and flavorants. The organic polyol is preferably glycerin. The polyacrylic acid thickening agent is preferably a carbomer. The desensitizing agent is preferably potassium nitrate, strontium chloride, potassium citrate, strontium nitrate, or a similarly effective alkali or alkaline earth metal salt of an organic or inorganic acid.

Priority: US19980108441P Applic. Date: 1998-11-13; US19980099673P Applic. Date: 1998-09-10

Inventor: IBSEN ROBERT L [US]; MATHEWS ALAN [US]; CHADWICK THOMAS C [US]; YU XINYI [US]


Patent No.: US6458816B1  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: Modified prodrug forms of AP/AMP

Applicant/Assignee: VION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/977659   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compounds according to the structure:WhereR is H or CH3

R2 is phosphate which can be free acid or salt

R3 is H, F, Cl, Br, I, OCH3, OCF3 , CF3 or a C1-C3 alkyl group

R4 is H, F, Cl, Br, I, OCH3, OCF3 or CF3

andR5 and R6 are each independently H, F, Cl, Br, I, OCH3, OCF3 or CF3, with the proviso that when any two of R3, R4, R5 or R6 are other than H, the other two of R3, R4, R5 or R6 are H which may be used to treat neoplasia, including cancer.

Priority: US20000240529P Applic. Date: 2000-10-13

Inventor: DOYLE TERRENCE W [US]; KARRA SRINIVASA [US]; LI ZUJIN [US]; LIN XU [US]; MAO JOHN [US]; QIAO QI [US]; XU YANG [US]


Patent No.: US6458864B1  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: Photoinitiators having chain transfer groups polymerized to obtain macrophotoinitiators useful to give block copolymers

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/701457   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Compounds with chain transfer groups of the formula I, II, III and IVwhereina is 1 or 2

Ar and Ar1 inter alia are phenyl

Ar2 inter alia is phenylene, these groups being unsubstituted or substituted

X is a direct bond, -O-, -S- or -N(R6)-

Y inter alia is hydrogen or C1-C12alkyl

M1 is -NR3R4 or -OH, or M1 is Ar when R1 and R2 are alkoxy, or aryloxy

R1 and R2 independently of one another e.g. are C1-C8alkyl

R3 and R4 for example are C1-C12alkyl, or together are C3-C7alkylene

R5 inter alia is C1-C6alkylene or a direct bond

R6 is for example hydrogen

and Z is a divalent radical, provided that at least one of the radicals Ar, Ar1, Ar2, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 or Y is substituted by SH groups

are suitable for the thermal preparation of macrophotoinitiators which are polymerized photochemically to give block-copolymers.

Priority: EP19980810501 Applic. Date: 1998-05-29; WO1999EP03458 Applic. Date: 1999-05-20

Inventor: ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]; YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; ITO ASAKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6458865B2  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: PHOTOPOLYMERIZABLE VINYL ETHER BASED MONOMERIC FORMULATIONS AND POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITIONS WHICH MAY INCLUDE CERTAIN NOVEL SPIROORTHOCARBONATES

Applicant/Assignee: CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/232500   Filing Date: 15/Jan/1999

Abstract:

Photopolymerizable compositions are provided which are the reaction products of a vinyl ether, a photoinitiator system comprising an iodonium salt, a visible light sensitizer, and an electron donor compound. These monomeric/oligomeric compositions may also include epoxides, polyols, spiroorthocarbonates. One embodiment of the present invention is a polymerizable composition comprised of a vinyl ether, a spiroorthocarbonate, and a photoinitiator system. Another embodiment of the present invention is a polymerizable composition comprised of a vinyl ether, an epoxide, a polyol, and a photoinitiator system.

Still another embodiment of the present invention is a polymerizable composition comprised of a vinyl ether, an epoxide, a polyol, a spiroorthocarbonate, and a photoinitiator system.Still further, another embodiment of the present invention is certain novel spiroorthocarbonate compounds. Each of these novel spiroorthocarbonate compounds include at least one epoxy group as a substituent.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAPPELOW CECIL C [US]; PINZINO CHARLES S [US]; EICK J DAVID [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Patent No.: US6458868B1  Issued: 01/Oct/2002

Title: Organophosphorus compounds for dental polymerizable compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/701374   Filing Date: 30/Nov/2000

Abstract:

An organic phosphate compound having at least one radically polymerizable double bond, at least one phosphate residue having one or two hydroxyl groups, and at least one hydrocarbon group having 4 or more carbon atoms in a molecule, wherein a 10% by weight methanol solution of the organic phosphate compound has an electric conductivity at 25 DEG C. of 0.5 mS/cm or less, and/or the organic phosphate compound has a light transmittance at 455 nm of 90% or more

a process for preparing the organic phosphate compound

a dental polymerizable composition comprising (a) the organic phosphate compound and (b) a polymerizable monomer capable of copolymerizing with the organic phosphate compound.

Priority: JP19990090662 Applic. Date: 1999-03-31; JP19990091653 Applic. Date: 1999-03-31; JP19990095145 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; JP19990121319 Applic. Date: 1999-04-28; JP19990141004 Applic. Date: 1999-05-21; WO2000JP02002 Applic. Date: 2000-03-30

Inventor: OKADA KOICHI [JP]; OHTSUKI JUNICHI [JP]; TAKAHASHI KOJI [JP]; MINAMI YASUJI [JP]; TERAKAWA EIICHI [JP]; HARADA MIHO [JP]


Patent No.: US6461038B2  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: Dental X-ray sensor holder

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/739855   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A holder for a dental X-ray image sensor is provided which enables adjustment of the position of the sensor after placement of the holder and sensor in the mouth. A flexible, deformable or elastic loop holds the sensor in place but enables manipulation of the sensor position. The elastic loop is connected to a handle member. A slot also is provided in the handle for accommodating wire leads connected to the sensor.

Priority:

Inventor: PELLEGRINI RICHARD R [US]; PAVNICA ANTHONY J [US]


Patent No.: US6461214B1  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: Apparatus for satisfying the non-nutritive, oral-motor sucking needs of infants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/909821   Filing Date: 23/Jul/2001

Abstract:

An apparatus for satisfying the non-nutritive sucking needs of infants, especially medically compromised infants, which includes an infant's pacifier held near one end of a wand-like structure

wherein the wand-like structure is formed on a non-toxic, non-allergenic, elastomeric material which is easily cleaned and will not harbor infectious germs or viruses, and wherein the wand-like structure can take the form of an adorable toy animal such as an otter.

Priority: US1999-436643 Applic. Date: 1999-11-09

Inventor: LYNCH THERESE ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US6461589B2  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: STANDARDIZED COMPOSITIONS WHICH FACILITATE SWALLOWING IN DYSPHAGIC SUBJECTS

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 09/442704   Filing Date: 18/Nov/1999

Abstract:

Disclosed are a viscosity-standardized combination of solutions and a method of using the solutions for the diagnosis of dysphagia and for radiographic imaging of the oropharynx.

Priority: US19990151213P Applic. Date: 1999-08-27

Inventor: ROBBINS JO ANNE [US]


Patent No.: US6461624B2  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: Skin-protective composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/446095   Filing Date: 17/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a protective composition for skin, which protects against bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The compositions comprise a C8-C20 fatty acid, one or more parabens or a combination of these. The compositions of the invention are particularly effective in controlling infections by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as well as other organisms. The invention includes protective hand creams such as barrier hand creams, as well as body lotions, liquid soaps, shampoos, soap bars and creams generally, which are all protective.

Priority: IE19970000463 Applic. Date: 1997-06-20; IE19970000713 Applic. Date: 1997-10-02; WO1998IE00048 Applic. Date: 1998-06-18

Inventor: EGGERS SABINE [IE]; CLAIR JAMES [IE]; VAN DER MEER MICHAEL JOHN [IE]


Patent No.: US6462057B1  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: Compounds for the management of aging-related and diabetic vascular complications, process for their preparation and therapeutic uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS, LTD

Application No.: 09/598410   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention discloses novel compounds of the pyridinium series useful for the management of diabetes and aging-related vascular complications, including kidney disease, nerve damage, atherosclerosis, retinopathy, dermatological disorders and discoloration of teeth, by breaking preformed AGE, of the general formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,wherein, R1, R2, R3, X and m are as defined in the specification.

Priority: WO1999IB01683 Applic. Date: 1999-10-15; IN1999CA00828 Applic. Date: 1999-10-06

Inventor: SANKARANARAYANAN ALANGUDI [IN]


Patent No.: US6462075B1  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: Chalcone and its analogs as agents for the inhibition of angiogensis and related disease states

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC EMORY UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 09/748599   Filing Date: 26/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to chalcone and chalcone derivatives and analogs which are useful as angiogenesis inhibitors. The present compounds, which are inexpensive to synthesize, exhibit unexpectedly good activity as angiogenesis inhibitors. The present invention also relates to the use of chalcone and its analogs as antitumor/anticancer agents and to treat a number of conditions or disease states in which angiogenesis is a factor, incluidng angiongenic skin diseases such as psoriasis, acne, rosacea, warts, eczema, hemangiomas, lymphangiogenesis, among numerous others, as well as chronic inflammatory disease such as arthritis.

Priority: US19990171883P Applic. Date: 1999-12-23

Inventor: BOWEN J PHILLIP [US]; ROBINSON THOMAS PHILLIP [US]; EHLERS TEDMAN [US]; GOLDSMITH DAVID [US]; ARBISER JACK [US]


Patent No.: US6463881B2  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: AUTOMATIC CAT LITTER DEVICE AND METHOD

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/820437   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2001

Abstract:

An animal litter device includes a chamber that is rotatable about a generally horizontal axis, the chamber having a first-rotation position and a second-rotation position. An internal portion of the chamber is disposed at a bottom of the chamber when the chamber is in the its first rotation position whereat the chamber is usable by an animal, and this internal portion of the chamber is disposed generally at a top of the chamber when the chamber is in its second rotation position whereat the chamber is not usable by an animal. A dump opening is located at a second portion of the chamber, the dump opening being located at or near a top of the chamber when the chamber is in its first-rotation position, and being located at a bottom of the chamber when the chamber is in its second-rotatable position.

A moisture impervious, flexible, and weighted liner has boarder portions thereof fixed to the interior of the chamber, and has a weighted mid-portion covering the internal portion of the chamber and movable relative thereto. A mass of litter loosely sits on the flexible liner when the chamber is in its first rotation position. Waste separation means within the chamber operates when the chamber is rotated in a first direction between its first-rotatable position and its second-rotatable position to separate animal waste from the mass of litter, whereupon the separated animal waste exits the chamber by way of the waste opening. When the chamber is rotated in a second direction between its first-rotatable position and its second-rotatable position, the mass of litter to exits the chamber by way of the exit opening.

Priority:

Inventor: REITZ DONALD D [US]


Patent No.: US6463937B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Portable dental hygiene system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/849422   Filing Date: 04/May/2001

Abstract:

A portable dental hygiene system including a housing which is substantially elongate and hollow, the housing includes a handle portion used to facilitate grasping the housing by a human hand and a distribution portion

a quantity of toothpaste is positioned within the housing and is used as a dentifrice for facilitating the cleansing of the user's teeth

and a plurality of bristles is coupled to said distribution portion of the housing, the bristles provide an abrasive surface for facilitating the cleansing of the user's teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: CLOUTIER CATHY L [US]; CLOUTIER JOHN W [US]


Patent No.: US6463971B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Combined towel and putter headcover

Applicant/Assignee: J M KINSEY ENTERPRISES CORP

Application No.: 09/903027   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A golf towel is disclosed that also functions as a putter headcover. The dual-purpose product is formed from a panel of soft, absorbent toweling that is normally folded along at least one longitudinal fold line, and preferably along two such fold lines. It has an external side pocket at its upper end into which the head of a putter may be easily inserted. The towel/headcover protects the head of the putter as it is being carried in a golf bag, and the putter in turn provides the means for supporting the towel externally of the bag where it is readily available for use in cleaning balls and clubs and for transport to a green where the towel may then be used for ball cleaning prior to putting.

Priority:

Inventor: KINSEY JAMES M [US]


Patent No.: US6464111B2  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Dispenser containing a product and dispensing method

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/781247   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A dispenser includes an upper element and a lower element configured to cooperate to form a reservoir and a valve cavity of a valve. In addition to the valve cavity, the valve includes an inlet passage for providing flow from the reservoir to the valve, an outlet passage for providing flow from the valve to a dispensing outlet of the dispenser, and a movable valve member configured to be moved from a closed position to an open position to enable flow through the dispensing outlet. A product is contained in the reservoir, and this product may be chosen from a pharmaceutical composition, a vaccine, a hormone, and a drug. Also, the dispenser may be used in a dispensing method wherein the product is dispensed toward a portion of an individual, such as the mouth, nose, skin, and/or hair.

Priority: FR19950013412 Applic. Date: 1995-11-13; FR19960005918 Applic. Date: 1996-05-13; FR19960009651 Applic. Date: 1996-07-31; US1999-361307 Applic. Date: 1999-07-27; US1996-748918 Applic. Date: 1996-11-13

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]; LACOUT FRANK [FR]


Patent No.: US6464499B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: AIR-SUCKING, STERILIZING AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT METHOD FOR DENTAL CLINIC BED

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/827237   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2001

Abstract:

This is an air-sucking, sterilizing and wastewater treatment method for dental clinic bed. It has an air-sucking and sterilizing device, and a wastewater-treating device below a gargle bench of a dental clinic bed. The air-sucking inlet of the air-sucking and sterilizing device is connected above the bench top to an air-sucking pipe that can be bent to form. At the other end of the air-sucking pipe is an air-sucking mask equipped with a clinical lamp. Utilizing the bendable property of the air-sucking pipe, the dentist can adjust the air-sucking mask with the clinical lamp to an optimum position, to collect germ-carrying flying saliva and volatile chemicals produced in the clinical process, or the flying moisture from the tooth grinding machine in the air-sucking and sterilizing device.

Inside the air-exhaust valve is a ion device for purifying purpose to enhance hygienic quality of the entire clinical process, and avoid unnecessary contamination of flying saliva. The wastewater-treating device will clean the patient's mouth and chemical solutions and germ-carrying wastewater, filter and sterilize it thoroughly before discharging it, so the discharged wastewater will not pollute river sources.

Priority: DE20011030721 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26; FR20010007079 Applic. Date: 2001-05-30

Inventor: LU LI-CHOU [TW]


Patent No.: US6464962B2  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: N-ALKYLDIETHANOLAMINE HYDROFLUORIDES AND ORAL HYGIENE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

Applicant/Assignee: GABA INTERNATIONAL AG

Application No.: 09/308380   Filing Date: 04/Aug/1999

Abstract:

Amine hydrofluorides of the general formula (I):In which R is a straight-chain hydrocarbon residue having 10 to 20 carbon atoms exhibit antibacterial and caries-prophylactic activity and can be prepared in high purity. The amine hydrofluorides of the formula (I) can be formulated, optionally in combination with tin fluoride, into oral hygiene compositions such as toothpastes, mouthwashes or chewable tablets.

Priority: CH19960002843 Applic. Date: 1996-11-18; WO1997CH00435 Applic. Date: 1997-11-17

Inventor: HECKENDORN RENE [CH]; GOSTELI JACQUES [CH]


Patent No.: US6464963B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Desensitizing dentifrice containing potassium and tin salts

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/065267   Filing Date: 23/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A two component desensitizing dentifrice composition is disclosed which comprises a first dentifrice component containing a desensitizing potassium salt such as potassium nitrate and an alkali metal compound such as NaOH and a second dentifrice component containing a desensitizing stannous salt source such as stannous, the first and second dentifrice components being maintained separate from the other until dispensed for application to teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: GAMBOGI ROBERT J [US]; FISHER STEVEN W [US]; TAVSS EDWARD A [US]; JOZIAK MARILOU T [US]


Patent No.: US6465064B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Compositions and articles produced therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: BETTS UK LIMITED

Application No.: 08/849582   Filing Date: 04/Aug/1997

Abstract:

Compositions having improved gas/vapor barrier qualities are described. The compositions are composed of a substantially non-polar resin and a lamellar filler, the lamellar filler delaminating under high shear, to increase its aspect ratio. Also described are compositions composed of a non-polar thermoplastic resin filled with platelets of talc having an aspect ratio of at least 5

the platelets have an average aspect ratio of between 16-30 and a CIE whiteness index of at least 40.

Priority: GB19940024472 Applic. Date: 1994-12-03; WO1995GB02815 Applic. Date: 1995-12-01

Inventor: BRANCH MARK GRAHAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6465106B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Method for molding dental restorations and related apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: TEC VENTURES, INC

Application No.: 09/695189   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2000

Abstract:

This invention deals with dental abstract restorations which are formed from glass-ceramic materials. In this invention the dental restorations may be formed by pressing. The resulting dental restorations have superior optical esthetic and strength properties. The invention includes dental restorations which are formed from particular lithium-disilicate glass-ceramics. In addition to forming dental restorations by pressing, the dental restorations may be milled. After forming the dental restorations are altered by applying one or more layers of a porcelain material to said dental restorations, and fusing said layers.

Priority: US1999-235171 Applic. Date: 1999-01-22; US1997-927774 Applic. Date: 1997-09-11; US1995-417682 Applic. Date: 1995-04-06; US1994-250926 Applic. Date: 1994-05-31; US20000184741P Applic. Date: 2000-02-24

Inventor: PETTICREW RICHARD W [US]


Patent No.: US6465474B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: 1,3-diheterocyclic metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/652114   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are compounds which are inhibitors of metalloproteases having the following structure:where Ar, W, X, Y, Z, R1 and R2 have the meanings described in the specification and optical isomers, diastereomers, and enantiomers thereof or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt, or biohydrolyzable amides, esters, or imides thereof. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating diseases, disorders and conditions characterized by unwanted metalloprotease activity using these compounds or pharmaceutical compositions.

Priority: US1997-918419 Applic. Date: 1997-08-26; US19960024830P Applic. Date: 1996-08-28

Inventor: PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; MCDOW-DUNHAM KELLY LYNN [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; TAIWO YETUNDE OLABISI [US]


Patent No.: US6465541B2  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Radiopaque cationically polymerizable compositions comprising a radiopacifying filler, and method for polymerizing same

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/898219   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2001

Abstract:

Polymerizable composition that include: (a) a cationically active functional group

(b) an initiation system capable of initiating cationic polymerization of the cationically active functional group

and (c) a filler composition that includes various radiopacifying fillers in an amount sufficient to render the polymerizable composition radiopaque. Components (a), (b), and (c) are selected such that the polymerizable composition polymerizes to form a polymerized composition having a Barcol hardness, measured using a GYZJ-935 meter, of at least 10 within 30 minutes following initiation of the cationically active functional group are a reaction temperature of 25 DEG C.

Priority: US1998-168051 Applic. Date: 1998-10-07

Inventor: BRETSCHER KATHYRN R [US]; RUSIN RICHARD P [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; GUST JANIS R [US]; HAYNE CHERYL A [US]; JACOBS DWIGHT W [US]; KAISAKI DAVID A [US]


Patent No.: US6467485B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Anti-snoring device and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/967540   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2001

Abstract:

An apparatus that inhibits snoring includes a handle and a distal free end that is disposed at an angle relative to the handle to facilitate placing the distal free end against the soft pallet at the back of a throat. A flexible material such as a sheet of paper is placed into overlying relation to the distal free end and a layer of adhesive is disposed in overlying relation to the paper. When the distal free end of the apparatus is pressed against the soft pallet, the adhesive quickly adheres to the soft pallet so that the paper adheres to the soft pallet when the apparatus is withdrawn. The paper provides rigidity that inhibits vibration of the soft pallet. Multiple layers of paper may be used. In an alternative embodiment, at least one layer of adhesive is applied to prevent vibration of the soft pallet and no paper is needed.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHMIDT BRUNO [US]


Patent No.: US6468077B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Compact device for curing dental compositions and method of curing

Applicant/Assignee: NEW PHOTONICS, LLC

Application No.: 09/843446   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A compact, hand held device for curing photosensitive dental compositions curable by way of irradiation with light of predetermined wavelength includes: a handle configured for gripping by a user

a light emitting diode head assembly secured to the handle including at least one light emitting diode constructed to emit light of the predetermined wavelength in response to an applied operating current, the light emitting diode having a characteristic maximum luminous power output

and a current supply coupled to the light emitting diode adapted for operating the light emitting diode at a luminous power output of at least about 85 percent of its characteristic maximum luminous power output.

Priority:

Inventor: MELIKECHI NOUREDDINE [US]; PRADHAN RANJIT D [US]


Patent No.: US6468549B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Acidic compositions or dermatological composition containing a crosslinked poly (2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) neutralized to at least 90%

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/885167   Filing Date: 30/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic or dermatological composition containing an acidic aqueous medium and at least one crosslinked poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) polymer neutralized to at least 90%. The composition contains, distributed randomly:(a) from 90 to 99.9% by weight of units of formula (1)

andin which X+ denotes a cation or a mixture of cations, it being possible for at most 10 mol % of the cations X+ to be protons H+

(b) from 0.01 to 10% by weight of crosslinking units originating 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. The invention also relates to the use of this composition in the cosmetic treatment of keratinous substances, in particular of the skin, hair and mucous membranes, and in particular to a non-therapeutic process for depigmentation of the skin.

Priority: FR19960008108 Applic. Date: 1996-06-28

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]; HANSENNE ISABELLE [FR]; MAUBRU MIRELLE [FR]; SEBILLOTE-ARNAUD LAURENCE [FR]; LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6468642B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Fluorine-doped diamond-like coatings

Applicant/Assignee: N.V. BEKAERT S.A

Application No.: 09/204441   Filing Date: 02/Dec/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to fluorine-doped coatings which include a diamond-like composition containing carbon, silicon, oxygen, hydrogen, and fluorine on various substrates. Preferred substrates include flexible substrates, precision-edged substrates, and electrosurgical instruments. The present invention also relates to a method of making a substrate coated with a fluorine-doped diamond-like coating which includes positioning the substrate in a vacuum coating chamber and depositing a diamond-like composition containing carbon, silicon, oxygen, hydrogen, and fluorine onto the substrate by co-deposition of clusterless particle beams comprised of ions, atoms, or radicals of the carbon, silicon, oxygen, hydrogen, and fluorine, the mean free path of each particle species being in excess of the distance between its source and the growing particle coating surface of the substrate.

Priority: US1998-133951 Applic. Date: 1998-08-14; US1995-538731 Applic. Date: 1995-10-03; US19970067567P Applic. Date: 1997-12-05; US19970067750P Applic. Date: 1997-12-05

Inventor: BRAY DONALD J [US]; VENKATRAMAN CHANDRA [US]; OUTTEN CRAIG A [US]; HALTER CHRISTOPHER [US]; GOEL ARVIND [US]


Patent No.: US6469000B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: 1,3-diheterocyclic metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 09/649826   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are compounds which are inhibitors of metalloproteases having the following structure:where Ar, W, X, Y, Z, R1 and R2 have the meanings described in the specification and optical isomers, diastereomers, and enantiomers thereof or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt, or biohydrolyzable amides, esters, or imides thereof. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating diseases, disorders and conditions characterized by unwanted metalloprotease activity using these compounds or pharmaceutical compositions.

Priority: US1997-918419 Applic. Date: 1997-08-26; US19960024830P Applic. Date: 1996-08-28

Inventor: PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; MCDOW-DUNHAM KELLY LYNN [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; TAIWO YETUNDE OLABISI [US]


Patent No.: US6471714B1  Issued: 29/Oct/2002

Title: Apparatus and method for manuary access to sufflated body cavity

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/546611   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2000

Abstract:

There is provided an apparatus (10) and method for maintaining manuary access to a sufflated body cavity of a patient through a fenestration formed in the patient's body tissue during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The apparatus (10) generally comprises a seal section (100) and a sheath section (200) coupled thereto. The seal section (100) includes an endless loop portion (110) that defines an opening (120). The sheath section (200) includes a mouth portion (210), a glove portion (230), and a pliable intermediate portion (220) extending therebetween. The intermediate portion (220) maintains in reconfigurable manner a substantially gas impermeable barrier between the mouth and glove portions (210, 230) when the glove portion (230) is passed through the opening (120) into the body cavity responsive to manuary actuation. The passage of the glove portion (230) through the opening (120) biases at least a part of the intermediate portion (220) to engage the patient's body tissue immediately bounding the fenestration, whereby the sufflation of the body cavity is substantially preserved during the minimally invasive surgical procedure.

Priority: WO2002US19809 Applic. Date: 2002-07-12

Inventor: KIM H CHARLES [US]


Patent No.: US6471738B1  Issued: 29/Oct/2002

Title: Ceiling-mounted air filtration device

Applicant/Assignee: HEALTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES

Application No.: 09/532992   Filing Date: 22/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The present invention provides an air filtration device attachable to a motor. The device comprises a housing comprising an upper part and a lower part, wherein the upper and lower parts are parallel and spaced apart from each other and define a cavity therebetween, and wherein the lower part has a centrally positioned opening therein

an impeller positioned coaxially with the axis of the housing between the upper and lower parts thereof and attached to the motor

and a filter positioned between the upper and lower parts and positioned around a perimeter of the housing.

Priority:

Inventor: THOMPSON ARNE [US]; VERBRYKE PATRICIA [US]


Patent No.: US6471948B1  Issued: 29/Oct/2002

Title: Toothpaste compositions containing cetylpyridinium chloride

Applicant/Assignee: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO. INC

Application No.: 09/533293   Filing Date: 22/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A toothpaste composition containing an effective amount of cetylpyridinium chloride and a mixture of toothpaste forming ingredients including at least one amphoteric surfactant and optionally at least one sweetener.

Priority:

Inventor: ADAMY STEVEN T [US]; CALA FRANCIS R [US]


Patent No.: US6475472B2  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Oral bleaching composition

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIV. OF CONOPCO , INC UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/013602   Filing Date: 11/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral care compositions with an improved teeth whitening effect. This effect is achieved by inclusion in the oral care compositions of certain organic peroxy acids as teeth whitening/bleaching agents, particularly peroxyamidophthalamides together with hydrogen peroxide.

Priority: EP20000311230 Applic. Date: 2000-12-15

Inventor: JOINER ANDREW [GB]; WATERFIELD PHILIP CHRISTOPHER [GB]


Patent No.: US6478235B1  Issued: 12/Nov/2002

Title: Device for the cleaning of a liquor spray nozzle assembly of a soda recovery boiler

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/914844   Filing Date: 04/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A device for the cleaning of a liquor spray nozzle assembly of a soda recovery boiler which includes a liquor supply conduit (3) inserted through an opening (10) in a wall (11) of the soda recovery boiler, which conduit has a mouth (6) from which a plate (8) for distribution of liquor protrudes, more precisely from a lower part of the mouth. The device comprises a scraper element (2) which is movable reciprocally along side edges on the distributing plate (8) by a power generator (12) mounted in a supporting stand (13). The scraper element (2) comprises a U-shaped clamp (25) with a bottom piece (26) located under the distributing plate (8) as well as two side pieces (27), which are mutually spaced-apart with a distance which in the main corresponds with the width of the distributing plate.

Priority: SE19990000753 Applic. Date: 1999-03-03; WO2000SE00311 Applic. Date: 2000-02-17

Inventor: SOEDERSTROEM PER [SE]; CARLSSON TOMMY [SE]


Patent No.: US6479038B1  Issued: 12/Nov/2002

Title: Clear dentifrice gels

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/719269   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2000

Abstract:

According to the present invention there is provided a visually clear, dentrifice gel comprising

a) sufficient tetrasodium pyrophosphate to provide from 0.2% to 5% pyrophosphate anion

b) a silica dental abrasive having a refractive index of from 1.445 to 1.47

c) from 0.7% to 3% sodium alkyl sulphate

and d) an aqueous liquid carrier. The gel has excellent clarity, high anticalculus efficiency and good foaming. According to a further aspect of the invention there is provided a process for making a clear dentifrice gel comprising the step of adding anhydrous tetrasodium pyrophosphate to an aqueous carrier, the gel comprising: a) a silica dental abrasive having a refractive index of from 1.445 to 1.47

and b) an aqueous liquid carrier comprising less than 27% total water. The use of anhydrous tetrasodium pyrophosphate allows greater formulation flexibility at the processing stage by freeing up water for the dissolution and/or hydration of other dentrifice components.

Priority: GB19980012820 Applic. Date: 1998-06-12; WO1999US13011 Applic. Date: 1999-06-11

Inventor: DAY TREVOR NEIL [GB]


Patent No.: US6479060B1  Issued: 12/Nov/2002

Title: Elegant hydrogenated castor oil ointments

Applicant/Assignee: HEALTHPOINT, LTD

Application No.: 09/945903   Filing Date: 04/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A topical ointment pharmaceutical composition that uses a lipophilic base, a pharmaceutical active and, dispersed in the base, from about 1% to about 50% by weight of the total composition of hydrogenated non-melted castor oil in powder form. The result of using hydrogenated non-melted castor oil in powder form is a surprising pharmaceutical elegance perceived to be smoother in texture and more spreadable than an ointment made by melting the hydrogenated castor oil.

Priority:

Inventor: JONES DAVID P [US]; HOBSON DAVID W [US]; DUQUE PILAR P [US]


Patent No.: US6479592B2  Issued: 12/Nov/2002

Title: FUNCTIONALIZED AND POLYMERIZABLE POLYMER

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 09/377977   Filing Date: 20/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A functionalized and polymerizable polymer is described which is obtainable by ring-opening metathesis polymerization and is suitable in particular as a dental material and especially as a constituent of dental adhesives owing to an adhesion-boosting effect.

Priority: DE19961013017 Applic. Date: 1996-03-20; DE19961016183 Applic. Date: 1996-04-12; US1997-819504 Applic. Date: 1997-03-17

Inventor: RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; STELZER FRANZ [AT]; SCHITTER REGINA [AT]; ZEUNER FRANK [LI]


Patent No.: US6482358B1  Issued: 19/Nov/2002

Title: Three part cup for packaging cleaning and sterilizing agents and sequential cutter

Applicant/Assignee: STERIS INC

Application No.: 09/499241   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A sequential delivery assembly (30) sequentially releases three different treatment materials into a fluid flow path (24) to form a treatment fluid with a composition which varies throughout a cleaning and microbial decontamination cycle. A chamber (12) receives items to be cleaned and decontaminated. A pump (22) pumps the treatment fluid from the sequential delivery assembly along a fluid flow line (24) to nozzles (16, 18) disposed within the chamber. The nozzles spray the treatment fluid over the items to be cleaned and decontaminated. The delivery assembly includes a well (34) for receiving a three compartment cup (44). The cup contains a first compartment (70) which includes a cleaning material (76), such as a detergent. A second compartment (72) contains pre-treatment materials (78), such as buffers and corrosion inhibitors, which prepare the system for receiving a microbial decontaminant (80), such as a concentrated solution of peracetic acid, contained in the third compartment (74). The sequential delivery assembly includes a cup cutter assembly which sequentially cuts base portions (90, 94, 118) of the three compartments to release the treatment materials into the fluid flow line. The system allows items to be cleaned and then microbially decontaminated in a single process, avoiding the need to handle potentially hazardous instruments between cleaning and decontamination steps and ensures thorough cleaning and decontamination of the instruments with measured doses of the treatment materials.

Priority:

Inventor: KELSCH DANIEL N [US]; KRAL JUDE A [US]; TVCRGYAK JOSEPH [US]; MOSS BERNARD J [US]; HLEBOVY JAMES C [US]; NAGARE ARTHUR T [US]; HORACEK JEFFERY R [US]


Patent No.: US6482370B2  Issued: 19/Nov/2002

Title: Apparatus and method for generating and circulating ozone for disinfection/sterilization of dental waterlines

Applicant/Assignee: MARCO EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTORS, INC

Application No.: 09/771749   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The present invention uses ozonated water as a cleaning agent to eliminate bacterial and biofilm in dental water lines instead of using cleaning solutions. The ozonated water disinfects/sterilizes and cleans quickly and without leaving any residue, because the ozone quickly converts to oxygen and goes into the atmosphere. Thus, little or no rinsing is required after using the ozonated water to clean a machine or device. More particularly, the present invention utilizes an apparatus for disinfecting water to make it virtually microbe-free and maintaining it in a continuous microbe-free condition for use at a center for dental applications. Water is ozonated and provided for disinfecting water lines during a cleaning cycle and stored in a pressurized reservoir for use in a variety of dental instruments such as drills, syringes and an expectoration bowl.

Priority:

Inventor: HOLSCLAW RALPH L [US]; ELLIS JR RAY S [US]


Patent No.: US6482396B1  Issued: 19/Nov/2002

Title: Methods for treating or preventing diseases of the oral cavity

Applicant/Assignee: CAMPINA MELKUNIE B.V

Application No.: 09/854930   Filing Date: 15/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of reducing dental plaque and calculus deposition. The invention further relates to a method of treating or preventing periodonitis and other diseases of the teeth and tissues of the oral cavity. The invention further relates to compositions suitable for use in such methods.

Priority:

Inventor: BRAUN STEVEN D [US]; NIMMAGUDDA RAM [US]


Patent No.: US6482871B1  Issued: 19/Nov/2002

Title: Method for adhering to hard tissue

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 08/464022   Filing Date: 05/Jun/1995

Abstract:

The invention provides a pretreatment method and primer that is applied directly to the hard tissue. The invention has particular utility for adhering to or coating sclerotic dentin and cervical enamel or for adhering to or coating hard tissue in a high humidity environment. The primer enables formation of extremely strong bonds to dentin. The method comprises the steps of:(a) applying to the hard tissue adhesively effective amounts of an acid and a water-dispersible film former comprising a polymer and(b) hardening the film former.Primer compositions are provided for use in this method, comprising a mixture of an acid and a film former comprising a polymer prior to hardening, the mixture being in the form of a film atop the hard tissue.

Priority: US1995-368048 Applic. Date: 1995-01-03; US1992-999290 Applic. Date: 1992-12-30; US1991-815404 Applic. Date: 1991-12-31

Inventor: AASEN STEVEN M [US]; UBEL III F ANDREW [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; FUNDINGSLAND JON W [US]


Patent No.: US6484477B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Capping machine for capping and closing containers, and a method for closing containers

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN- UND ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 09/759985   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Method and device to close containers with a closure that contains a reclosable drinking opening and a protective cap to cover such a drinking opening. Closures of this type for the closure of containers are supplied in the form of a complete unit with a pressed-on protective cap and a closed drinking opening, and in this condition they are cleaned from inside, preferably prior to the actual closing. The closure is then placed on the bottle. During the cleaning and/or sterilization process, it is unavoidable that traces of fluid will remain in the internal structure of the closure, which is constructed of a number of different parts. Such fluid traces represent a major disadvantage, in particular in the beverage industry, and are therefore undesirable. The invention teaches a method of the type described above in which, prior to the closing process, the closures are subjected to a cleaning with the drink opening opened, and then the opened drinking opening is placed on the mouth of the container, during which process the drinking opening is closed, and then the protective caps are placed on the closures.

Priority: DE20001001200 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14

Inventor: BERNHARD HERBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US6484616B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Cartridge case preparation device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/981366   Filing Date: 17/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Described are devices used to manufacture or assemble firearm ammunition using either new or used metallic cartridge cases. Specifically, these devices combine the necessary means to trim cartridge cases to a predetermined length while removing burrs and chambering both the inside and outside of the case mouth, removing cartridge case material used to crimp primers into the cartridge case by swaging, cutting the cartridge case primer pocket to a predetermined depth, chambering both the inside and outside surface of the cartridge case flash hole, and trimming the wall thickness of the cartridge case neck to a uniform dimension, all with the same device and by a manner that increases convenience and accuracy over any other means currently available.

Priority:

Inventor: GIRAUD DOUGLAS [US]


Patent No.: US6485300B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Toothbrush with fluorescence means for locating dental plaque

Applicant/Assignee: HELMUT HUND GMBH

Application No.: 09/700601   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2000

Abstract:

An apparatus for detecting biological deposits on the surface of a tooth. The device has illumination means to direct exciting radiation onto a test tooth surface and detection means to detect fluorescence emission from the test tooth surface at a wavelength associated with that of auto fluorescence emission from clean tooth surface. The intensity of the said fluorescence emission from the test tooth surface is compared with an intensity of auto fluorescence emission from clean tooth surface and the comparison is associated with the presence of deposits on the test tooth surface. The device is preferably embodied in a toothbrush which indicates to the user that deposits are present and are being removed.

Priority: WO1999EP03273 Applic. Date: 1999-05-12; GB19980010471 Applic. Date: 1998-05-16

Inventor: MULLER WERNER [DE]; SCHOPPLEIN MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6485304B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Dental abrasive blasting or jet apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: FERTON HOLDING S.A

Application No.: 09/867234   Filing Date: 29/May/2001

Abstract:

A dental abrasive blasting or jet apparatus is provided with an interconnected handpiece having a nozzle arrangement which is supplied with a dental powder as stored in a powder reservoir and delivered under pressure by a gaseous carrier medium via a powder supply line together with a fluid that is supplied via a separate fluid supply line. The apparatus is provided with a separate fluid receptacle or bottle which is filled with a flushing or rinsing liquid for being selectively supplied to the nozzle arrangement of the handpiece via a branch line having a change-over directional valve downstream of a suction pump for supplying the flushing or rinsing liquid to the portion of the fluid supply line that is directly connected with the handpiece.

Priority: DE20001026718 Applic. Date: 2000-05-30

Inventor: BEERSTECHER LUTZ [CH]; WITTMANN JOERG [DE]


Patent No.: US6485708B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Products and methods for the remineralization and prevention of demineralization of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO. INC

Application No.: 09/309559   Filing Date: 13/May/1999

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.: US6485709B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Dental bleaching gel composition, activator system and method for activating a dental bleaching gel

Applicant/Assignee: ADDENT INC

Application No.: 09/767384   Filing Date: 23/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A dental bleaching gel composition having a long shelf life for use with an activator system to cause accelerated bleaching action of a peroxide bleaching agent in the bleaching gel composition when applied upon a tooth surface and to a method for applying and activating a dental bleaching gel upon a tooth surface for cosmetically whitening the tooth and/or for the treatment of stains or discolorations over a shortened time period. The dental bleaching gel has a pH independent thickening agent, a stabilizing agent for the peroxide bleaching agent and a FD & C approved dye.

The activator system comprises an activator for accelerating the bleaching action of the peroxide bleaching agent and an applicator for storing the activator in a dry form separated from the bleaching gel composition such that upon contacting the applicator to the bleaching gel composition the peroxide bleaching agent contained in the gel is activated with the applicator being used to substantially simultaneously apply the bleaching gel to the tooth or teeth to be bleached.

Priority:

Inventor: BANERJEE ABHIJIT [US]; FRIEDMAN JOSHUA [US]


Patent No.: US6485710B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Appetite suppressant toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/749021   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2000

Abstract:

An appetite suppressant toothpaste formulations which simultaneously suppresses the users appetite while promoting intraoral cleanliness. The toothpaste composition includes toothpaste base ingredients

and at least one of appetite suppressant and appetite depressant herbs. The toothpaste base ingredients include a combination of known amounts of Vegetable Glycerin

Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica

Purified Water

Xylitol

Carrageenan

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

and Titanium Dioxide and a flavoring agent. The appetite suppressing and depressing herbs include at least one of Garcinia Cambogia

Gymnema Sylvestre

Kola Nut

Citrus Aurantium

Yerba Mate

and Griffonia Simplicifolia and comprise a range of substantially 5.5% to substantially 22% by weight of the composition.

The appetite suppressing and depressing herbs may further include at least one of Guarana, Green Tea, myrrh, guggul Lipid and black current seed oil. Alternatively, the toothpaste composition may be in the form of a dental cream or mouthspray.

Priority:

Inventor: ZUCKERMAN ARTHUR [US]


Patent No.: US6485739B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Stain removing chewing gum and confectionery compositions, and methods of making and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY

Application No.: 09/947876   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A composition in the form of a chewing gum composition or a confectionery composition containing stain removing agent selected from anionic and non-ionic surfactants and methods of preparing and using the same to remove stains from dental material including teeth.

Priority: US20000188554P Applic. Date: 2000-03-10

Inventor: LUO SHIUH JOHN [US]; HOLME SAMANTHA K [US]


Patent No.: US6485849B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Method for molding dental restorations and related apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: TEC VENTURES, INC

Application No.: 09/779465   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention is concerned with a process for the formation of dental restorations from glass-ceramic materials and the resulting dental restorations. A dental restoration is prepared by placing a glass-ceramic material in a heat-pressure deformable crucible. Heat is applied to the crucible to bring the glass-ceramic to a working range at temperatures above its liquidus temperature. The crucible has heat-pressure deformation properties which are matched to the working temperature of the glass-ceramic. Once the glass-ceramic is heated to its working temperature, the crucible is brought into contract with a mold having a cavity therein. As the distance between the heated crucible and the mold is decreased, the crucible is deformed to form a seal with the mold facilitating the injection of the molten glass-ceramic into the cavity.

The resulting dental restoration has superior optical, esthetic and strength properties.

Priority: US2000-695189 Applic. Date: 2000-10-24; US1999-235171 Applic. Date: 1999-01-22; US1997-927774 Applic. Date: 1997-09-11; US1995-417682 Applic. Date: 1995-04-06; US1994-250926 Applic. Date: 1994-05-31; US20000184741P Applic. Date: 2000-02-24

Inventor: PETTICREW RICHARD W [US]


Patent No.: US6485886B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Oxime derivatives and the use thereof as latent acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/830248   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2001

Abstract:

New oxime derivatives of formula (I) or. (II), wherein m is 0 or 1

R1 inter alia is phenyl, naphthyl, anthracyl, phenanthryl or a heteroaryl radical

R'1 is for example C2-C12alkylene, phenylene, naphthylene

R2 is CN

R3 is C2-C6haloalkanoyl, halobenzoyl, a phosphoryl or an organosilyl group

R4, R5, R10 and R11 inter alia are hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy

R6 inter alia is hydrogen phenyl, C1-C12alkyl

R7 and R8 inter alia are hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl

or R7 and R8, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded, form a 5-, 6 or 7-membered ring

R9 is for example C1-C12alkyl

and A inter alia is S, O, NR7a

are useful as latent acids, especially in photoresist applications.

Priority: EP19980811084 Applic. Date: 1998-10-29; WO1999EP07876 Applic. Date: 1999-10-18

Inventor: YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; BIRBAUM JEAN-LUC [CH]; DIETLIKER KURT [CH]


Patent No.: US6485950B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Isozyme of autoclavable superoxide dismutase (SOD), a process for the identification and extraction of the SOD in cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical compositions

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 09/617118   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a novel purified isozyme of an autoclavable superoxide dismutase extracted from the plant Potentilla atrosanguinea Lodd. Var. orgyrophylla, said isozyme having the following characteristics, O2- scavenging activity remains same before and after autoclaving

scavenges O2- from sub-zero temperature of -20 DEG C. to high temperature of +80 DEG C.

O2- scavenging activity at 25 DEG C. for 30 days without adding any stabilizing agent such as polyols or sugars

O2- scavenging activity in the presence of saline (0.9% sodium chloride) to 61.8% of the control (without 0.9% sodium chloride), stable at 4 DEG C. for at least 8 months

contamination free and infection free from any living micro- and/or macro-organism after autoclaving

possesses temperature optima at 0 DEG C.

possesses a molecular weight of 33 kD under non-denaturating conditions

possesses a molecular weight of 36 kD under denaturating conditions

has clear peaks in UV range at 268 and 275 nm

has an enzyme turnover number of 19.53x104% per nmol per min at 0 DEG C.

and requires Cu/Zn as a co-factor, method for the preparation of the purified isozyme of autoclavable superoxide dismutase and formulations containing the said autoclavable superoxide dismutase.

Priority:

Inventor: KUMAR SANJAY [IN]; SAHOO RASHMITA [IN]; AHUJA PARAMVIR SINGH [IN]


Patent No.: US6486104B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Wipe for objects that are to be placed in a child's mouth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/733789   Filing Date: 11/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A portable wipe product for use in cleaning objects, such as pacifiers, bottles, teething objects, and cups that are to be placed in a child's mouth. The wipes are dispensed from a portable dispenser. The wipes are covered with an aqueous mixture that, in its basic form, includes purified water, one of an emulsifier and a surfactant, a moisture preserving agent, a chelator, a preservative, and an acidulant. Flavoring and an anti-oxidant may also be added.

Priority:

Inventor: PATZER WILLIAM R [US]; PATZER VICTORIA [US]; COLEMAN KENNETH [US]


Patent No.: US6486193B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: 3-substituted pyrrolidines useful as inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases

Applicant/Assignee: AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 09/815868   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides novel 3-substituted pyrrolidines of the formulauseful in as inhibitors of matrix metallo-proteinases (MMPs). Pharmaceutical compositions containing said compounds as well as methods of treating disease states responding to inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase are also claimed herein.

Priority: US1999-465744 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17; US19980172223P Applic. Date: 1998-12-31

Inventor: FLYNN GARY A [US]


Patent No.: US6486228B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Mono-and Bis-acylphosphine oxide photoinitiator combinations

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/820105   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Photoinitiator combinations comprisingat least one compound of formula (I) whereinR1 is C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxy or halogen

R2 is hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxy or halogen

R3 is, for example, C1-C20alkyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl-C1-C4alkyl, naphthyl or biphenylyl or an O-, S- or N-containing 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring

and at least one compound of formula (II) whereinR1 and R2 are as defined above

R9 is, for example, C1-C20alkyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl-C1-C4alkyl, naphthyl, biphenylyl or an O-, S- or N-containing 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring

and R10 is, for example, C1-C20alkyl, C2-C20alkyl interrupted by one or more O atoms, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl-C1-C4alkyl, naphthyl, biphenylyl or an O-, S- or N-containing 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring

are reactive photohardeners causing only a low degree of yellowing in the cured substrates.

Priority: CH19980002399 Applic. Date: 1998-12-03; CH19990000453 Applic. Date: 1999-03-11; US1999-453356 Applic. Date: 1999-12-01

Inventor: KOEHLER MANFRED [DE]; WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; LITZLER ANDRE [FR]; TOLOTTI GUIDO [IT]; HOECK NILS [DE]


Patent No.: US6488036B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Dental floss dispenser and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/432493   Filing Date: 02/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A single support dental flosser with improved maneuverability

to provide the user with increased leverage and dexterity to easily and thoroughly clean food, debris, and dental plaque so as to prevent proximal caries and periodontal disease. The dental flosser includes a handle section, an intermediate section, and an upstanding dental floss support section. In an embodiment of the invention, the dental flosser includes a preset strand of floss attached to the upstanding dental floss support section. In an other embodiment, the dental flosser includes a main body portion having a cylindrical shape for ease of handling. A hollow interior containing a metered floss dispenser, and a floss support containing a through hole to supply floss. The metered floss dispenser has a simplified construction and is especially designed to fit into a cylindrically shaped handle. The floss support is slender to deem the device suitable for use by orthodontic patients where the maneuverability is especially crucial to allow thorough cleaning under orthodontic appliances.

Priority:

Inventor: FRANCIS SHLOMO [US]


Patent No.: US6488410B2  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Tamper-evident reclosable packaging with slide/zipper assembly and header

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 09/975758   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A reclosable packaging having a slider/zipper assembly, a header and a tamper-evident feature which undergoes a tangible change when the slider is moved relative to the header for the first time. The tamper-evident feature comprises a layer of sticky or adhesive material placed between a surface of the header and an opposing surface of the slider, thus forming a seal. The material must have a peel strength or resistance to rupture sufficient to resist an initial movement of the slider along the zipper. If the slider is stuck or adhered to the header, this indicates that the package or bag has not been tampered with, i.e., previously opened. When sufficient force is applied, the seal can be broken, allowing the slider to move relative to the header along the zipper in the direction of opening.

Once broken, the seal cannot be restored by simply returning the slider to its original position and pressing the slider against the sticky or adhesive material. Thus the slider remains in an unsealed state which is readily detectable by the consumer, thereby providing a tangible indication that the package has been previously opened.

Priority: US2001-761500 Applic. Date: 2001-01-16

Inventor: SCHNEIDER JOHN H [US]


Patent No.: US6488912B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Treatment of dentoalveolar infections with taurolidine and/or taurultam

Applicant/Assignee: ED. GEISTLICH SOEHNE AG FUER CHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE

Application No.: 09/345744   Filing Date: 01/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A method of therapeutic treatment of an area of severe infection of soft tissue within or surrounding a tooth of a patient involves administering Taurolidine, Taurultam or mixtures thereof to the area of severe infection.

Priority: GB19920016155 Applic. Date: 1992-07-30; US1996-770127 Applic. Date: 1996-12-19

Inventor: PFIRRMANN ROLF WILHELM [CH]; GEISTLICH PETER [CH]


Patent No.: US6488942B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Disinfecting agent

Applicant/Assignee: DDG DENTAL DEVICES GMBH

Application No.: 09/529686   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2000

Abstract:

This invention concerns a disinfectant composition containing chlorophenyl biguanide and/or chlorobenzyl biguanide compounds and benzoic acid or the salts thereof in an aqueous alcoholic solution and use thereof in the dental field.

Priority: DE19971046205 Applic. Date: 1997-10-18; DE19981007433 Applic. Date: 1998-02-23; WO1998DE03084 Applic. Date: 1998-10-15

Inventor: INGEMANN KNUT [DE]


Patent No.: US6489081B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Organosilyl radical generators and their applications

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/726684   Filing Date: 30/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Compounds of formula Iwherein R1, R2, and R3 independently of one another are hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by OH, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4alkylthio, phenylthio, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, (C1-8alkyl)O-(CO)-, (C1-C4alkyl)-(CO)O- or/and di(C1-C4alkyl)amino

or R1, R2, and R3 independently of one another are C3-C6alkenyl

phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by OH, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4alkylthio, phenylthio, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, (C1-C8alkyl)O(CO)-, (C1-C4alkyl)-(CO)O- or/- and di(C1-C4alkyl)amino

or R1 and R2 together are C2-C9alkylene, o-xylylene, 2-butenylene, C3-C9oxaalkylene or C3-C9azaalkylene

R4, R5, R6, and R7 independently of one another are sec-C3-C20alkyl, tert-C4-C20alkyl or phenyl wherein these radicals are unsubstituted or substituted by OH, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4alkylthio, phenylthio, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, (C1-C8alkyl)O(CO)-, (C1-C4alkyl)-(CO)O- or/and di(C1-C4alkyl)amino

or R4 and R5, and/or R6 and R7 together are C2-C9alkylene, o-xylylene, 2-butenylene, C3-C9oxaalkylene or C3-C9

Priority: EP20000811126 Applic. Date: 2000-11-27; EP19990811114 Applic. Date: 1999-12-03

Inventor: MATSUMOTO AKIRA [JP]; ITO YOSHIHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6489172B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Saliva sampling device

Applicant/Assignee: VARIAN, INC

Application No.: 09/477875   Filing Date: 05/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A saliva sampling device includes an expresser cup, an absorbent foam swab capable of absorbing a fluid specimen, and a flexible tether affixed to the foam swab. The foam swab is used to collect a sample of a fluid specimen such as saliva, and the tether is adapted to enable a user to sanitarily draw the saturated foam swab into the expresser cup in which the foam swab becomes compressed: and the absorbed fluid is expressed therefrom in a drop by drop fashion. The device also may include a platform having a reagent strip for absorbing the expressed fluid to reveal test results. The device may also include a divider for separating the expressed fluid into two or more aliquots prior to the testing thereof such that one of the aliquots may be used for confirmation or later testing of the fluid. In one embodiment, the expresser cup includes a conical cross section to effect gradual compression of the foam swab.

Priority:

Inventor: BACHAND STEVEN S [US]; NGUYEN LEE HUU [US]; ANDERSON GEOFFREY R [US]


Patent No.: US6489273B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Fragrance compositions containing 2-cyclohexyl-1,1-dimethyl ethanol esters

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/723401   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A fragrance, having a 2-cyclohexyl-1,1-dimethyl ethanol derivative represented by formula (1),wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or an acetyl group, Me represents a methyl group and n represents an integer from 0 to 3, provides a very pleasing scent, has excellent stability in a product, and can be mixed well with other fragrances.

Priority: JP19990359197 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17

Inventor: AIDA TAKASHI [JP]; MATSUDA HIROYUKI [JP]; YAMASAKI TETSURO [JP]


Patent No.: US6490998B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Device for playing ball with a dog

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/807511   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The device includes at least one oblong gripping element located at the periphery of a ball with which it is in contact, either indirectly via a covering element enclosing the ball, or directly by extending its external casing, or inner bladder or an element interposed between the two latter elements. The device has an elastic articulation between the gripping element and the ball, permanently returning the gripping element in a radial position relative to the ball center.

Priority: FR19980012992 Applic. Date: 1998-10-16; WO1999FR02493 Applic. Date: 1999-10-14

Inventor: ROCHER NORBERT [FR]


Patent No.: US6491046B2  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Vertical batch type wafer cleaning apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/790593   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a vertical batch type wafer cleaning apparatus comprising a wafer bearing apparatus in a cleaning tank. The wafer bearing apparatus comprises three parallel upstanding racks and a plurality of wafer shelves arranged up and down between the three racks. Three deflections are uniformly formed at edge of each of the wafer shelves. The three racks have two cover bodies at two ends thereof to connect two rotators. The wafer bearing apparatus is driven to rotate by synchronous rotation of the two rotators. A flow distributor is provided in the cleaning tank to connect an output pipe of the cleaning solution supply tank so that cleaning solution can be distributed and transferred to between the wafer shelves. Two filter pipes are provided between the cleaning tank and the cleaning solution supply tank to let cleaning solution be used in recirculating way.

The present invention has advantages of enhanced cleaning efficiency and reduced cost.

Priority:

Inventor: LIANG MING-CHUNG [TW]


Patent No.: US6491522B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Dental diagnostic system and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/635531   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A dental diagnostic system for analyzing tooth structure, restorative materials within a tooth structure, and disease states of a tooth includes an analyzer which may be attached to a variety of dental probes, dental drills, and instruments to afford adaptability to a variety of clinical situations in providing diagnostic information on the naturally occurring tooth structure, man-made materials placed or found within the tooth structure, diseased or otherwise affected, infected or effected tooth structure, as well as tooth structure that has been eroded, worn by attrition, abraded, abfracted, fractured, crazed, broken or otherwise compromised through patient use, misuse, fatigue or longevity of use

and a method of diagnosing using the system.

Priority:

Inventor: JENSEN CHARLES D [US]


Patent No.: US6491896B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Polybutene containing denture cleanser compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTOR & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/084870   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A denture cleanser composition comprising polybutene, with a molecular weight of about 300 to about 3000, an effervescence generator and a bleaching agent. Optionally, denture cleanser compositions may further comprise tablet binders, organic peroxyacid bleach precursors, surfactants including a dimethicone copolyol, lipophilic compounds such as flavorants and coolants, chelating agents, and other therapeutic and cosmetic active agents.

Priority: US20010276976P Applic. Date: 2001-03-19

Inventor: RAJAIAH JAYANTH [US]; ERNST LISA CATRON [US]; CASE ANN MARIA [US]; HA THINH NGUYEN [US]; GLANDORF WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]; MAYER CHRISTOPHER ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6491899B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Anti-inflammatory dental care agents

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/744822   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a dental care composition containing (a) at least one panthenol compound, (b) at least one retinol compound, and (c) at least one antibacterial compound. The composition is particularly useful for reducing inflammation of the gums.

Priority: DE19981034355 Applic. Date: 1998-07-30; WO1999EP05210 Applic. Date: 1999-07-21

Inventor: LEINEN HANS-THEO [DE]; WUELKNITZ PETER [DE]; JASSOY CLAUDIA [DE]


Patent No.: US6491900B2  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Anti-carious candies and confections

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 09/771473   Filing Date: 26/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Candies and confectioneries containing non-toxic sparingly soluble calcium and phosphate compounds as additives, cause the release of calcium and phosphate ions into the oral cavity gradually and persistently for a period no less than five minutes. Released calcium phosphate ions diffuse into partially demineralized tooth enamel or dentin, leasing to remineralization and repair of caries lesions, dental plaque, open dentinal tubules and exposed dentin. Agents and methods for remineralization of teeth, for reducing or eradicating cariogenic challenge in plaque following sucrose intake for producing effective anticaries actions without the use of fluoride and for desensitizing hypersensitive teeth are disclosed.

Priority: US2000-535642 Applic. Date: 2000-03-24; US1998-089286 Applic. Date: 1998-06-02; US1996-704420 Applic. Date: 1996-08-20

Inventor: CHOW LAURENCE C [US]; TAKAGI SHOZO [US]; VOGEL GERALD L [US]


Patent No.: US6492388B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Substituted isoquinoline derivatives and their use as inticonvulsants

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 10/019104   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel isoquinolines and their use as anticonvulsants and in the treatment of a variety of disorders.

Priority: GB19990015589 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO2000GB02500 Applic. Date: 2000-06-29

Inventor: HARLING JOHN DAVID [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: US6493897B2  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Orthodontic toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/102372   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A toothbrush for cleansing the teeth, including a unitary body having a handle with a grip portion having concave indentations formed on a surface thereof, and a neck portion formed with the grip portion and positioned at an obtuse angle thereto. A cross-shaped head is formed with one end of the neck portion and includes a first head member positioned in axial alignment with the longitudinal axis of the handle. A second head member is formed with the first, and has a longitudinal axis positioned perpendicular to the longitudinal axis thereof. Each of the head members includes a preselected transaxial width, and rounded corners defined by respective curves having combined radii of at least seventy-five percent of the transaxial width of the head member.

A multiplicity of bristles are attached to both head members and define an enlarged cleaning surface area sufficient to simultaneously engage the upper and lower teeth during brushing.

Priority: US2000-711434 Applic. Date: 2000-11-13

Inventor: CULBRETH FAY H [US]


Patent No.: US6494619B1  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Disposable lawn bag

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/585039   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A device is disclosed for holding open the mouth of a bag. The device comprises a strip of light weight, generally stiff material having a predetermined length generally corresponding to the circumference of the mouth of the bag. The strip of material has a predetermined height and a predetermined thickness which is sufficient to provide vertical support. The strip of material is secured around a surface of the bag proximate to the mouth of the bag, such that when the bag is placed on a supporting surface, the strip of material supports and maintains the mouth of the bag in an open condition.

Priority: US19990137920P Applic. Date: 1999-06-07

Inventor: SULPIZIO ALFRED [US]


Patent No.: US6494715B1  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Dental applicator

Applicant/Assignee: ARNEL, INC

Application No.: 09/613683   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2000

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: US1999-375344 Applic. Date: 1999-08-16; US1998-171496 Applic. Date: 1998-10-20; US19970062479P Applic. Date: 1997-10-17

Inventor: RIEBL RONALD K [US]; RIEBL DOUGLAS K [US]; RIEBL GARY K [US]


Patent No.: US6494717B1  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Calcified tissue facing preparation containing an antimicrobial agent

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANTAGE DENTAL PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/806041   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a calcified tissue facing preparation characterized by having a polymerizable resin, and an antimicrobial agent of formula (I) where R1 is a hydrocarbon radical having between 1 and 16 carbon atoms, n is an integer between 1 and 8 inclusive and X is a halogen atom selected from fluorine, chlorine or bromine. It is appreciated that R1 includes unsaturated hydrocarbon radicals, as well as heteroatom containing radicals. Preferably, the molecule of formula (I) is associated with an adduct species. A solvent and the complementary spectrum antimicrobial benzalkonium chloride are also optionally added. An antimicrobial oral rinse excluding the polymerizable resin contains at least 0.2% by weight of the antimicrobial agent.

Priority: US19980101655P Applic. Date: 1998-09-24; WO1999US21265 Applic. Date: 1999-09-23

Inventor: PELERIN JOSEPH J [US]


Patent No.: US6494975B1  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Method of dispensing tickets

Applicant/Assignee: POLLARD BANKNOTE LIMITED

Application No.: 08/877162   Filing Date: 17/Jun/1997

Abstract:

A lottery product comprises a row of pouches formed by an upper and lower layer of heat sealable plastics material which is sealed along both edges and at spaced transverse heat sealed lines to define a series of separate pouches each containing a lottery ticket. The pouches are perforated in the transverse heat sealed lines to allow separation by tearing. The tickets are numbered consecutively in the row. The pouches are folded at each perforation line so as to form a fan folded structure with each ticket lying on top of the next adjacent ticket. A tear notch is provided at the top of each pouch between the heat seal and the top of the ticket to allow transverse tearing to remove the ticket from the pouch. The row of tickets is supplied in a dispensing machine and the strength of the perforations and the tear notch is arranged so that the row can remain intact while it is dispensed and can be easily manually separated without effecting tearing at the notch. To correct mistakes in the numbering, the pouches are separated and are rejoined by a transverse adhesive tape which has a row of perforations along the center of the tape.

Priority:

Inventor: SCRYMGEOUR LYLE [CA]; SETTERINGTON FRED [CA]; TOPPING MARK [CA]


Patent No.: US6495582B1  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Isoxazole compositions useful as inhibitors of ERK

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/953120   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2001

Abstract:

Described herein are compounds that are useful as protein kinase inhibitors, especially inhibitors of ERK, having the formula:where A, B, R1, R2, T and Ht are described in the specification. The compounds are useful for treating diseases in mammals that are alleviated by a protein kinase inhibitor, particularly diseases such as cancer, inflammatory disorders, restenosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Priority: US20000232956P Applic. Date: 2000-09-15

Inventor: HALE MICHAEL [US]; JANETKA JAMES [US]; MALTAIS FRANCOIS [US]; CAO JINGRONG [US]; MASHAL ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6495613B1  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Self-defining plastics and the use thereof in dentistry and dental technology

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 09/623367   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to modified plastics characterized in that they contain adhesion-reducing substances in such a quantity that the adhesion of microorganisms to their surface is lower by at least 50% than for non-modified plastics, and in that they contain biocidal substances in such a quantity that at least 60% of the microorganisms remaining are destroyed within 24 hours.

Priority: DE19981014133 Applic. Date: 1998-03-30; WO1999EP02192 Applic. Date: 1999-03-30

Inventor: GANGNUS BERND [DE]


Patent No.: US6497575B2  Issued: 24/Dec/2002

Title: System and method for whitening teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/989611   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A teeth whitening system includes a heating module, a mouthpiece thermally connected to the heating module such that heat can be transferred to the mouthpiece, and a thermocatalytically activated whitening gel positioned in the mouthpiece such that the gel contacts a user's teeth, whereby when heat is transferred from the heating module to the mouthpiece, the gel is activated by heat, metal surface catalysis, and water or saliva to whiten the user's teeth.

Priority: US2001-815501 Applic. Date: 2001-03-23; US20000192213P Applic. Date: 2000-03-27

Inventor: ZAVITSANOS PETER D [US]; DOWNS JR ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US6498166B1  Issued: 24/Dec/2002

Title: Pyrazolopyridines

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/890925   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The invention provides the compounds of formula (I)wherein:R0 and R1 are independently selected from H, halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, or C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms

R2 is halogen, CN, CONR4R5, CO2H, CO2C1-6alkyl, or NHSO2R4

R3 is C1-6alkyl or NH2

andR4 and R5 are independently selected from H, C1-6alkyl, phenyl, phenyl substituted by one or more atoms or groups (selected from halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, or C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms), or together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a saturated 4 to 8 membered ring

andpharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof.Compounds of formula (I) are potent and selective inhibitors of COX-2 and are of use in the treatment of the pain, fever, inflammation of a variety of conditions and diseases.

Priority: WO1999EP10263 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22; GB19990004506 Applic. Date: 1999-02-27; GB19990020904 Applic. Date: 1999-09-03

Inventor: CAMPBELL IAN BAXTER [GB]; LAMBETH PAUL FRANCIS [GB]; NAYLOR ALAN [GB]; PEGG NEIL ANTHONY [GB]


Patent No.: US6499995B1  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Phosphorescent dental appliance and method of construction

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/678249   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A glow-in-the-dark plastic dental appliance typically for pediatric dental patients, and method of constructing the appliance. According to a preferred method of the invention, the dental appliance is constructed by first forming an impression of a patient's upper or lower dentition and constructing a cast from the impression. The appliance is thermoformed over the cast, typically using a vacuum or pressure thermoforming machine and a sheet, plate or disc of thermoformable plastic impregnated or coated with a phosphorescent material. The appliance is capable of glowing in the dark for a limited period of time after exposure to a light source and as the appliance is worn on the patient's dentition, and is capable of repeated phosphorescence throughout the dental treatment period.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHWARTZ DANN A [US]


Patent No.: US6500004B2  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Endodontic sealing compositions and methods for using such compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/736729   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Endodontic sealant compositions and methods for sealing a root canal using sealant or other filling materials. The compositions include one or more resins that promote adhesion to hydrophilic dental tissues. Examples include alkyl methacrylates and derivatives thereof, such as alkylamino methacrylates and oxyphosphoro methacrylates. The compositions include a radio opacifying agent, so that they may be seen using X-rays, and one or more polymerization initiators to effect curing, typically both chemical and photo initiators to yield a dual cure sealant composition. The compositions are introduced into the root canal using a narrow cannula coupled to a high pressure hydraulic delivery device. Additional pressure may be applied to the sealant compositions using a syringe-like plunger introduced within a cylindrical access hole drilled through the crown of the tooth.

A curing lamp may be used to cure the top layer of the sealant composition to provide a rigid bonding surface to which a composite resin can chemically bond or adhere.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6500408B2  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Enamel-safe tooth bleach and method for use

Applicant/Assignee: JC TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 09/770489   Filing Date: 27/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A dental bleach that includes a bleaching agent and a thickening agent. The bleaching agent is typically a peroxide and the thickening agent is polyvinylpyrrolidone. A viscous or sticky dental bleach results. Optionally, a basic agent, light or heat may be added to accelerate bleaching. Bleaching may take place with the use of a dental tray. Bleach may be placed into the dental tray from a single barrel, double barrel or multi-barrel syringe containing the components of the bleach. Bleach may be placed against a flexible strip which is placed onto teeth to be bleached.

Priority:

Inventor: CHEN TIANMING [CN]


Patent No.: US6500433B1  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

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 AND ST. THOMAS'S HOSPITALS

Application No.: 09/456474   Filing Date: 09/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Defined peptide subunits of Streptococcus mutans antigen I/II (SAI/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; US1997-894017 Applic. Date: 1997-10-20

Inventor: LEHNER THOMAS [GB]; KELLY CHARLES [GB]


Patent No.: US6500879B1  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Dental composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 08/259833   Filing Date: 15/Jun/1994

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: US1993-049221 Applic. Date: 1993-04-19

Inventor: HUANG CHIN-TEH [US]; LU KEWANG [US]; FAN MINGXIN [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6502693B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Cover for an open-topped container for food and/or drink

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/622969   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A cover on an open-topped container of food and/or drink either attached to the open top of the container by a first adhesive means forming a receptacle that can be slipped over the container. The cover has second adhesive means thereon so that, when the cover has been entirely or partially removed from the container to open the cover, it will remain attached to, or be attachable to, the container by the second adhesive means and can hang down, as a receptacle, from one side of the container, for receiving waste material.

Priority: WO1999EP00671 Applic. Date: 1999-02-02; GB19980003745 Applic. Date: 1998-02-24

Inventor: PERCIVAL DAVID RICHARD [GB]


Patent No.: US6503084B2  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Method for dispensing dental materials

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

Application No.: 09/930743   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A method of venting during sealing the cartridge. The cartridge body has an external wall, a generally cylindrical internal chamber wall having an internal chamber wall diameter and enclosing a cartridge chamber, and at least one channel wall forming a channel (or groove) in the chamber wall. The piston has a generally cylindrical plug wall positioned adjacent to the generally cylindrical internal chamber wall. The cylindrical plug wall has a diameter substantially equal to the diameter of the cylindrical internal chamber wall. Dental material is conveyed into the cartridge chamber. The piston is pressed into the cartridge chamber while venting gas from the cartridge chamber through the channel prior to forming a hermetic seal around the dental material in the cartridge chamber.

Priority: US2001-813625 Applic. Date: 2001-03-21; US2000-737048 Applic. Date: 2000-12-14; US20000185214P Applic. Date: 2000-02-24

Inventor: EVERS MARKUS [DE]; WALZ UWE [DE]; GRUETZNER ANDREAS E [DE]; KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]


Patent No.: US6503483B2  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Dental formulation

Applicant/Assignee: C. S. BIOSCIENCE, INC C.S. BIOSCIENCE, INC

Application No.: 09/818807   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2001

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 0 and 25 weight percent, and Co-enzyme Q-10 (or ubiquinone), in an amount between 0 and 25 weight percent, are added.

Priority: US1998-209621 Applic. Date: 1998-12-11; US1997-874107 Applic. Date: 1997-06-12; WO2001US09754 Applic. Date: 2001-03-27

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


Patent No.: US6503484B2  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Oral composition

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/923521   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Oral non-food composition comprising an active agent which is substantially insoluble in water at room temperature and pressure and a silicone with a viscosity within the range 10x10-3 to 90x10-3 m2s-1 at 25 DEG C., said composition obtainable by mixing said active agent and silicone before adding said mixture to the remaining ingredients of the composition.

Priority: EP20000306727 Applic. Date: 2000-08-07

Inventor: LITTLEWOOD DAVID THOMAS [GB]; WATERFIELD PHILIP CHRISTOPHER [GB]


Patent No.: US6503485B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Two-part dental bleaching systems having improved gel stability and methods for bleaching teeth using such systems

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/923049   Filing Date: 06/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Dental bleaching systems that include a bleaching component and a neutralizing component which, when mixed together, yield a mixed composition having a desired bleaching activity and viscosity. The bleaching composition includes a suitable bleaching agent, such as aqueous hydrogen peroxide, in a concentration of about 3% to about 95% by weight of the bleaching composition component. The neutralizing component includes a particulate base dispersed within a stable gel that includes at least one polymeric thickening agent. The neutralizing component is substantially water-free to prevent destruction of the gelling capability of the thickening agent by the base. The particulate base may include oxides, hydroxides or carbonates of alkali metals or alkaline earth metals. Maintaining the bleaching agent and neutralizing agent in separate components provides increased stability during storage and transport.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]


Patent No.: US6503994B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Silicone composition curing at room temperature and the use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 09/653445   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2000

Abstract:

Among other things, a silicone composition curing by condensation at room temperature is prepared from a base dough containing filler and polyorganosiloxane having hydroxy groups, as well as from an activator component containing crosslinker and a catalyst of an organometallic compound, which is characterized in that the activator component additionally contains a polyether having at most one alkoxysilyl group and/or a polyaddition product based on polyether and having at most one alkoxysilyl group.

Priority: DE19991042467 Applic. Date: 1999-09-06

Inventor: NEHREN KLAUS-DIETER [DE]; FRECKMANN MICHAEL [DE]; SCHAUB MATTHIAS [DE]


Patent No.: US6506054B2  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Method of forming a dental coping

Applicant/Assignee: AVANEX CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/811453   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2001

Abstract:

An automated method for forming a dental coping which comprises: scanning a three dimensional image of the die of the tooth or teeth to be restored

digitizing the scanned three dimensional image into digital information, storing the digital information in a computer

feeding the digital information from the computer into a computerized numerical control cutting machine

cutting out a section of material of metallic composition into a two dimensional configuration representing a two dimensional lay out of the scanned three dimensional image, adapting the cut out section of material over the die so that the material covers the die surface in close engagement therewith to form a single three dimensional structure having the shape of the die and heat treating the structure into a coping conforming in shape to the die.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6506055B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Method of reducing dentin sensitivity and compositions therefor

Applicant/Assignee: MCG RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Application No.: 09/417868   Filing Date: 13/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A method of reducing dentin sensitivity comprising: applying an effective amount of an acid to a dentin surface to form a treated surface

and administering an effective amount of an acidic oxalate to the treated surface so as to occlude dentinal tubules beneath the dentin surface. The method may optionally comprise the subsequent application of a suitable bonding agent. The invention further provides a kit for the treatment of dentin sensitivity, comprising a first container of an acid treatment composition, and a second container of an acidic oxalate composition.

Priority:

Inventor: PASHLEY DAVID H [US]; CARVALHO RICARDO M [BR]; PEREIRA JOSE C [BR]


Patent No.: US6506366B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Liquid tooth cleaning gel

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/806433   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a liquid transparent tooth cleaning composition containing silica polishing components, humectant and water. The humectant includes sorbitol (a), glycerol (b) and polyethylene glycol (c) in a weight ratio of (a) to (b) to (c) of 10:(7 to 8):(0.5 to 1.5).

Priority: DE19981045247 Applic. Date: 1998-10-01; WO1999EP07043 Applic. Date: 1999-09-22

Inventor: LEINEN HANS-THEO [DE]; GREGORI DOROTHEA [DE]; PUJOL MIRACLE [ES]; CARBO MARIA ROSA [ES]


Patent No.: US6506367B2  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Oral composition

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA OF CONOPCO, INC UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/933592   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Oral composition comprising a co-ground of at least two ingredients which are co-ground without the use of solvents and wherein the co-ground comprises each of at least two ingredients at a level of at least 5% by weight of the total weight of the co-ground, characterised in that the composition is an aqueous composition.

Priority: EP20000307120 Applic. Date: 2000-08-21

Inventor: DE PONTI RITA CRISTINA [IT]


Patent No.: US6506368B2  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Process for producing blue microcapsules

Applicant/Assignee: HAARMANN & REIMBER GMBH

Application No.: 10/066922   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a process for producing uniformly colored blue microcapsules, using oil-soluble dyes.

Priority: DE20011006446 Applic. Date: 2001-02-09

Inventor: LAGES RITA [DE]; AICKELE FRANK [DE]; LOGES HUBERT [DE]; MACHINEK ARNOLD [DE]


Patent No.: US6506816B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Dental resin cements having improved handling properties

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 08/896549   Filing Date: 17/Jul/1997

Abstract:

Dental resin cement materials having unique handling properties are provided that comprise a) filler, b) polymerizable resin, and c) a polymeric handling modifier that is dispersed in the polymerizable resin at 25 DEG C. and that has a molecular weight of between about 500 and 100,000. Components a) b) and c) are present in an amount effective to achieve a Viscosity vs Shear Rate Curve that fits a power law model of F(x)=A xB. The correlation value of the material to this curve is greater than 0.85 for both the increasing and decreasing shear rate curves, and the value of B is less than about -0.01.Resin cements are also provided that comprise acid functionality and water, but which do not comprise an acid reactive filler. Such cements may be self etching, thereby avoiding the need to carry out a separate acid etch step.

Priority:

Inventor: ARIO PAULA D [US]; AASEN STEVEN M [US]; HOLMES BRIAN N [US]


Patent No.: US6507747B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Method and apparatus for concomitant structural and biochemical characterization of tissue

Applicant/Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM BIOTEX, INC

Application No.: 09/449803   Filing Date: 26/Nov/1999

Abstract:

An optical imaging probe for providing information representative of morphological arid biochemical properties of a sample is provided. The optical imaging probe includes a spectroscopic imaging probe element and an OCT imaging probe element.

Priority: US19980110599P Applic. Date: 1998-12-02

Inventor: GOWDA ASHOK [US]; MCNICHOLS ROGER [US]; MOTAMEDI MASSOUD [US]


Patent No.: US6508649B2  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Dental tool

Applicant/Assignee: EDENTA AG DENTALPRODUKTE SWITZERLAND

Application No.: 09/891302   Filing Date: 27/Jun/2001

Abstract:

In a dental tool in the form of a strip for the abrasion of a tooth and/or tooth filling material, a diamond coating provided on at least one lateral face of the strip, and a tooth system being provided on at least one edge thereof.

Priority: DE20011009321 Applic. Date: 2001-02-27

Inventor: GRAETZ DIETER [CH]


Patent No.: US6509007B2  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Oral care kits and compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/084898   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2002

Abstract:

An oral care composition comprises polybutene with a molecular weight of about 300 to about 3000 and an oral care active. The oral care composition may further comprise an oral care carrier. Kits comprising polybutene, a container and instructions for use or an applicator for applying the composition directly to the tooth surfaces are also disclosed. The polybutene component of the kits can further comprise an oral care active or an oral care carrier.

Priority: US20010276979P Applic. Date: 2001-03-19; US20010276978P Applic. Date: 2001-03-19

Inventor: RAJAIAH JAYANTH [US]; ERNST LISA CATRON [US]; CASE ANN MARIA [US]; HA THINH NGUYEN [US]; GLANDORF WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]; MAYER CHRISTOPHER ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6509031B1  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: System for polymerizing collagen and collagen composites in situ for a tissue compatible wound sealant, delivery vehicle, binding agent and/or chemically modifiable matrix

Applicant/Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Application No.: 09/713270   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2000

Abstract:

This invention relates to materials and methods for crosslinking, in situ, proteins, including collagen, with peroxidase, including horseradish peroxidase, to from biocompatible semi-solid gels useful in a number of biological and food product applications.

Priority: US19990165567P Applic. Date: 1999-11-15; US19990166024P Applic. Date: 1999-11-17

Inventor: MILLER DOUGLAS R [US]; TIZARD IAN R [US]; KEETON JIMMY T [US]; PROCHASKA JERRY F [US]


Patent No.: US6509363B2  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Heterocyclic inhibitors of p38

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/809854   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

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: WO1999US21337 Applic. Date: 1999-09-16; US19980100972P Applic. Date: 1998-09-18

Inventor: SALITURO FRANCESCO [US]; BEMIS GUY [US]; COCHRAN JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6510861B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Universal golf umbrella

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/672683   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A golfing accessory apparatus employs a longitudinally extensible and retractable pole upon which an umbrella unit is mounted for use in the usual fashion when an umbrella is desired. Mounts on both the handle end and the opposite end of the umbrella pole provide a means of attaching any one of a number of accessory devices as desired for the convenience and pleasure of a golfer. When used as a golf ball retriever, the umbrella unit may be completely removed from the pole so as not to impede use of the device for retrieval purposes.

Priority: US19990158972P Applic. Date: 1999-10-12

Inventor: MEAD HARVEY F [US]


Patent No.: US6511317B2  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Device for curing photosensitive dental compositions with off-axis lens and method of curing

Applicant/Assignee: NEW PHOTONIC, LLC

Application No.: 09/842597   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

An LED device for irradiating a curable dental composition utilizes a convergent lens with an optical axis and off-axis positioning of the LEDs to focus the radiation emitted front the LEDs and direct it toward hard to reach locations.

Priority:

Inventor: MELIKECHI NOUREDDINE [US]; PRADHAN RANJIT D [US]


Patent No.: US6511562B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Bonding strip for load bearing fabric

Applicant/Assignee: DAHTI, INC

Application No.: 09/656491   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A bonding strip that functions as a carrier for a load bearing fabric. The bonding strip includes a pair of bonding strip halves that sandwich the fabric. The bonding strip halves are intersecured by an adhesive that extends through and is intimately interconnected with the fabric. The bonding strip halves each define at least one bonding groove. The adhesive extends into the bonding grooves to mechanically interconnect the adhesive, the bonding strip halves and the fabric.

Priority:

Inventor: COFFIELD TIMOTHY P [US]


Patent No.: US6511652B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Metered dose inhaler having an internal surface coated with fluorocarbon polymer

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORP

Application No.: 09/506834   Filing Date: 18/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A 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: ASHURST IAN C [GB]; BRITTO IGNATIUS LOY [US]; HERMAN CRAIG STEVEN [US]; LI-BOVET LI [US]; RIEBE MICHAEL THOMAS [US]


Patent No.: US6512020B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Oxime derivatives and the use thereof as latent acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/820115   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Compounds of formula I, II and III, whereinwherein R1 is for example hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl, C3-C30cycloalkyl, C2-C12alkenyl, C4-C8cycloalkenyl, phenyl, which is unsubstituted or substituted, naphthyl, anthracyl or phenanthryl, unsubstituted or substituted, heteroaryl radical which is unsubstituted or substituted

wherein all radicals R1 with the exception of hydrogen can additionally be substituted by a group having a -O-C-bond or a -O-Si-bond which cleaves upon the action of an acid

R'1 is for example phenylene, naphthylene, diphenylene or oxydiphenylene, wherein these radicals are unsubstituted or substituted

R2 is halogen or C1-C10haloalkyl

R3 is for example C1-C18alkylsulfonyl, phenylsulfonyl, naphthylsulfonyl, anthracylsulfonyl or phenanthrylsulfonyl, wherein the groups are unsubstituted or substituted, or R3 is e.g. C2-C6haloalkanoyl, or halobenzoyl, R'3 is for example phenylenedisulfonyl, naphthylenedisulfonyl, diphenylenedisulfonyl, or oxydiphenylenedisulfonyl, wherein these radicals are unsubstituted or substituted, X is halogen

are especially suitable as photosensitive acid-donors in chemically amplified resist formulations.

Priority: EP19990810273 Applic. Date: 1999-03-31; EP19990810287 Applic. Date: 1999-04-07; EP19990810779 Applic. Date: 1999-08-30; US2000-533952 Applic. Date: 2000-03-23

Inventor: ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]; BIRBAUM JEAN-LUC [CH]; DIETLIKER KURT [CH]; TANABE JUNICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6517348B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Dental oscillating cleaning implement and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/633104   Filing Date: 04/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A dental cleaning implement comprising: a handpiece graspable at one end by a user, an oscillating drive within the handpiece, a head located at the opposite end of the handpiece which includes a coupler for releasably attaching a toothpick or an interdental toothbrush thereto. The oscillating drive is adapted to provide oscillations of up to 15,000 strokes per second, preferably from 1 to 5,000 strokes per second, and the implement may optionally further comprise a selector for varying the frequency of oscillation.

Priority: CA19992278388 Applic. Date: 1999-07-22; DE19991035137 Applic. Date: 1999-07-27; IL19980123160 Applic. Date: 1998-02-03; US1999-240857 Applic. Date: 1999-02-01

Inventor: RAM ZEEV [IL]


Patent No.: US6517350B2  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Method for whitening teeth

Applicant/Assignee: DENTOVATIONS INC

Application No.: 09/797855   Filing Date: 05/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Tooth whitening compound includes a whitener and a carrier selected for adhering the carrier and whitening composition to a patient's teeth. The whitening compound may be applied in an uncovered layer. The whitening compound may be applied by the method including painting, washing, sponging, coating, daubing, spraying, wiping, rubbing, and by any movement relative to a horizontal or vertical axis of the patient's tooth. A whitening compound and method of applying such may be carried out with or without a coating covering the layer of whitening compound applied to the patient's teeth.

Priority: US20000207183P Applic. Date: 2000-05-26; US20000213297P Applic. Date: 2000-06-22

Inventor: DIASTI ADAM [US]; PHILP JR GRAHAM K [US]; BROWN DAMON J [US]


Patent No.: US6517623B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Lithium disilicate glass ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/640941   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2000

Abstract:

This invention is directed to lithium disilicate (Li2Si2O5) based glass-ceramics comprising silica, lithium oxide, alumina, potassium oxide and phosphorus pentoxide. The glass-ceramics are useful in the fabrication of single and multi-unit dental restorations (e.g. anterior bridges) made by heat pressing into refractory investment molds produced using lost wax techniques. The glass-ceramics have good pressability, i.e., the ability to be formed into dental articles by heat-pressing using commercially available equipment. In accordance with one embodiment directed to the process of making the glass-ceramics, the compositions herein are melted at about 1200 DEG to about 1600 DEG C., thereafter quenched (e.g., water quenched or roller quenched) or cast into steel molds, or alternately, cooled to the crystallization temperature. The resulting glass is heat-treated to form a glass-ceramic via a one or two step heat-treatment cycle preferably in the temperature range of about 400 DEG to about 1100 DEG C. The resulting glass ceramics are then pulverized into powder and used to form pressable pellets and/or blanks of desired shapes, sizes and structures which are later pressed into dental restorations. Alternatively, instead of forming into pressable pellets or blanks, the pulverized powder is used to form a dental restoration using the refractory die technique or platinum foil technique.

Priority: US1999-458919 Applic. Date: 1999-12-10; US19990153916P Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US19990122558P Applic. Date: 1999-03-02; US19980111872P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6517857B2  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Bioactive product and its use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/875017   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A porous textile product made from bioactive glass fibers. The fibers in the product are of at least two types, fiber A and fiber B, with fiber A being made from a bioactive glass, and fiber B being made from a weakly bioactive glass.

Priority: FI19980002684 Applic. Date: 1998-12-11; WO1999FI00961 Applic. Date: 1999-11-19

Inventor: YLAENEN HEIMO [FI]; ARO HANNU [FI]; KARLSSON KAJ [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]; HUPA MIKKO [FI]; NORDSTROEM EGON [FI]


Patent No.: US6517886B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Positive hydration method of preparing confectionery and the resulting product

Applicant/Assignee: BIOVAIL CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL

Application No.: 09/609121   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides an uncooked, unspun intimately mixed confectionery composition having sufficient internal cohesively to be handled without losing its integrity as a mass, said composition being substantially free of unbound water and having substantially no phase separation of moisture, containing:(i) a saccharide based component

(ii) a hydrated hydrobinding component having a water activity substantially less than about 0.75, in combination with a humectant, and a (iii) fat component having a melting point substantially in the range of about 28 to about 45 degrees centigrade for providing a soft yet substantially unsticky chew texture for the composition.

Priority: US2000-580213 Applic. Date: 2000-05-26; US1997-881853 Applic. Date: 1997-06-24; US1998-046186 Applic. Date: 1998-03-23; US1998-092775 Applic. Date: 1998-06-05; US1998-149597 Applic. Date: 1998-09-08

Inventor: CHAU TOMMY L [US]; NGUYEN KHOA [US]; SASAN ARADHANA [US]; KING PETER [US]; CROUSHORN PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6520070B1  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Food packaging and preparation system utilized therewith

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/639969   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A food preparation system comprising a container having a prescribed quantity of foodstuff. The container includes an interior chamber expandable by the addition of a liquid. The food preparation system further comprises a vessel sized and configured to receive the container and a prescribed volume of liquid. A pump is in fluid communication with the liquid and the container. The pump is operative to transfer the liquid from the vessel into the container such that as the foodstuff is mixed with the liquid, the interior of the container will expand into the vessel.

Priority:

Inventor: HECZKO JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US6520695B2  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Photographic processing chemical supplier

Applicant/Assignee: SAN MARCO IMAGING SRL

Application No.: 09/875763   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A photographic processing chemical supplier for supplying photographic processing chemicals, in particular dry chemicals in powder form to a developer solution preparing means, comprising: a container having a receiving opening through which said photographic processing chemicals are receivable in said container and a supply opening through which the received photographic processing chemicals are supplyable out of said container to said developer solution preparing means

wherein an attaching means constituted such that a cartridge is removably attachable to the supplier by means of said attaching means

and opening/closing means for opening and closing said receiving opening constituted such that said receiving opening is closed if said cartridge is removed and such that said receiving opening is openable or open if said cartridge is attached.

Priority: EP20000111837 Applic. Date: 2000-06-07; EP20000120184 Applic. Date: 2000-09-22

Inventor: CASTELLARIN SILVANO [IT]; SCODELLARO ENI [IT]


Patent No.: US6521215B2  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Compositions and methods for tooth treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/909279   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The patent disclosure describes advantageous compositions and methods for whitening and remineralizing teeth, for desensitizing teeth, and for treating dental caries.

Priority: US1999-322664 Applic. Date: 1999-05-28

Inventor: OKAY DEVIN [US]


Patent No.: US6521596B1  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Lanthionine antibiotic compositions and method

Applicant/Assignee: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 09/151203   Filing Date: 10/Sep/1998

Abstract:

Certain bacteria indigenous to humans produce antimicrobial substances called bacteriocins which inhibit other bacteria, including members of their own species. Mutacins are a class of antibiotic substances made by Streptococcus mutans. Disclosed is the purification and biochemical characterization of a novel lanthionine-containing mutacin peptide from S. mutans. The purified peptide is pH- and temperature-stable and its amino acid composition indicates the presence of lanthionine and beta-methyllanthionine. Also provided are methods of making and using the purified polypeptide.

Priority: US1996-736334 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23; US1994-230473 Applic. Date: 1994-04-20

Inventor: CAUFIELD PAGE W [US]; NOVAK JAN [US]


Patent No.: US6521618B2  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: 3-cyanoquinolines, 3-cyano-1,6-naphthyridines, and 3-cyano-1,7-naphthyridines as protein kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION WYETH

Application No.: 09/820070   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2001

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of Formula (I), having the structurewhere T, Z, X, A, R1, R2a, R2b, R2c, R3, R4, and n are defined herein, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof which are useful as antineoplastic agents and in the treatment of osteoporosis and polycystic kidney disease.

Priority: US20000219322P Applic. Date: 2000-03-28

Inventor: BOSCHELLI DIANE HARRIS [US]; WANG YANONG [US]; BOSCHELLI FRANK CHARLES [US]; BERGER DAN MAARTEN [US]; ZHANG NAN [US]; POWELL DENNIS WILLIAM [US]; YE FEI [US]; YAMASHITA AYAKO [US]; DEMORIN FRENEL FILS [US]; WU BIQI [US]; TSOU HWEI-RU [US]; OVERBEEK-KLUMPERS ELSEBE GERAL [NL]; WISSNER ALLAN [US]


Patent No.: US6521642B2  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: 5-chloro-3-(4-methanesulfonylphenyl)-6'-methyl-[2,3']bipyridinyl in pure crystalline form and process for synthesis

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK & CO., INC

Application No.: 09/865771   Filing Date: 25/May/2001

Abstract:

This invention encompasses the Form V polymorph of Compound A of structural formula:which is useful in the treatment of cyclooxygenase-2 mediated diseases. The invention encompasses certain pharmaceutical compositions for treatment of cyclooxygenase-2 mediated diseases comprising the Form V polymorph of Compound A. The invention also encompasses a process for synthesizing the Form V polymorph of Compound A.

Priority: US20000208017P Applic. Date: 2000-05-26

Inventor: CROCKER LOUIS S [US]; DAVIES IAN W [US]; OSIFCHIN RICHARD G [US]; KOTLIAR ANDREW [US]


Patent No.: US6524558B2  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Dental anti-hypersensitivity composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Application No.: 09/940723   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for calcifying dental tissue, e.g., preventing or treating dental hypersensitivity. An oral composition of arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate promotes the formation of dentinal tubule plugs aided by combining calcium and phosphate in the fluid. In a specific example, an arginine bicarbonate/calcium carbonate mixture blocked dentinal tubules in a model system. In addition to treating dentinal sensitivity, the compositions and methods of the invention provide for calcifying exposed tooth pulp, calcifying the base or all of a pit or fissure in a tooth, and treating a carious lesion.

Priority: US2000-504264 Applic. Date: 2000-02-15; US19990140560P Applic. Date: 1999-06-23

Inventor: KLEINBERG ISRAEL [US]; ACEVEDO ANA MARIE [VE]; CHATTERJEE ROBI [US]


Patent No.: US6525651B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Force-responsive detectors and systems

Applicant/Assignee: GENCORP PROPERTY INC

Application No.: 09/744073   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A force-responsive sensor is disclosed, such as for incorporation in a safety system for detecting an obstruction in a window opening closable by a motorized slidable window pane. The sensor is mounted within a hollow volume in flexible material running alongside the top frame member of the window opening. The sensor comprises an upper flexible and resilient layer supporting a continuous longitudinally extending conductive strip. This upper layer is spaced from a similar layer supporting a continuous longitudinally extending conductive strip, the two layers being separated from each other by insulating spacers spaced at intervals along the length of the sensor. Any obstruction in the window opening is carried upwardly by the rising window glass and applies a force to the flexible material. A ridge in the lower wall of the hollow chamber responds by causing contact between the two conductive strips to produce a warning signal. The construction is such that the sensor responds not only to a point force but also to a force applied over a substantial length of the window frame.

Priority: GB19980015626 Applic. Date: 1998-07-18; WO1999GB02245 Applic. Date: 1999-07-13

Inventor: HELLER NORBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US6526599B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Passive dispenser fordosing and issuing a predetermined amount of dispensable liquid

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/910512   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A dispenser for dispensing metered amount of liquid into a toilet cistern, comprising a basin adapted to receive a metered amount of dispensable liquid received from a container via a discharge spout. An airlock prevents further discharge of liquid above a predetermined amount in the basin when the discharge spout is covered by the dispensable liquid. A siphon inlet is in liquid communication with the metered amount in the basin, and the siphon outlet is in liquid communications with the cistern water at quiescent times. Upon flush, the siphon siphons out the dispensable liquid in the basin, breaking the airlock, and allowing a new metered amount of dispensable liquid to flow to the basin, ready for next flush.

Priority: WO1999IL00616 Applic. Date: 1999-11-21

Inventor: BENAYAHOO LEVANON [IL]


Patent No.: US6526994B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Motor-driven apparatus for the mechanical cleaning of the interdental spaces by dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/889622   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2001

Abstract:

An apparatus for the mechanical cleaning of the interdental spaces by dental floss comprising an outer holder containing a delivery reel of the fresh dental floss and a take-up reel of the worn-out dental floss, a drive mechanism for reciprocating the operating length of the dental floss between the arms of a fork to be positioned within the mouth in the interdental spaces, and a mechanism provided with friction device for rotating the delivery and take-up reels as well as the driving wheels transmitting the movement of the drive mechanism to the delivery and take-up reels, an outside case including the drive mechanism for the above-mentioned reciprocation and the power supply battery, a support base for two holders and a drive case carrying an induction coil for recharging the battery and including two sockets for holders.

Priority: IT1999RM00058 Applic. Date: 1999-01-26; WO2000IT00022 Applic. Date: 2000-01-24

Inventor: SANTORO GIOVANNI [IT]


Patent No.: US6527551B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Dental irrigation device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/947813   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A dental irrigation device is provided having an irrigation system and a pressurizer. The irrigation system includes a reservoir having a volume of at least approximately eight ounces and an attachment mechanism adapted for positioning the reservoir on a bar of a dental unit. The reservoir has a connector configured for providing an irrigant under pressure to a handpiece adapted for use with dental tools by a surgeon. The irrigant may be pressurized by an external source of compressed air through the connector, for example, or have a pump in communication with the irrigant.

Priority: US20000230269P Applic. Date: 2000-09-06

Inventor: LANFRANCHI ALFRED [US]; CAVALLARO JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US6527846B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Glass-ceramic material for dental restoration and method for producing same

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMICHL AG

Application No.: 09/763168   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a glass-ceramic material for dental restoration having a high crystalline leucite content. The leucite crystals are needle- or rod-shaped, have a thickness of between 0.3 and 1.5 micrometers and are between 7.5 and 20 micrometers in length. Said glass-ceramic material is substantially semi-transparent and contains, in% by weight: between 67 and 71% SiO2, between 8 and 12% Al2O3, between 3 and 5% Na2O, between 8 and 10% K2O, between 1 and 3% CaO, between 0.2 and 2% BaO, between 0.5 and 2% CeO2, between 0.2 and 1% TiO2 and between 0.5 and 2% B2O3. The above glass-ceramic material presents improved fracture strength and offers new indications for the use of full ceramic materials in dental technology, notably metal-free dental restoration.

Priority: CH19980001685 Applic. Date: 1998-08-17; WO1999CH00249 Applic. Date: 1999-06-09

Inventor: BEHAM GERHARD [LI]


Patent No.: US6527872B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Environmentally friendly peracetic acid decontamination formula with increased performance and chemical stability

Applicant/Assignee: STERIS INC

Application No.: 09/974499   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2001

Abstract:

An environmentally friendly decontaminant solution, which may be disposed of after use without posing significant environmental hazards, is formulated without molybdenum-based corrosion inhibitors and preferably is free of all heavy metals. A zeolite-based buffering system optionally replaces phosphate buffers for maintaining the pH of the decontaminant solution at an appropriate pH for effective antimicrobial decontamination. Molybdenum-free decontaminant solutions containing peracetic acid retain their peracetic acid levels, and thus their antimicrobial effectiveness, for longer periods than comparable solutions formulated with a molybdate corrosion inhibitor.

Priority: US1999-362841 Applic. Date: 1999-07-28

Inventor: FRICKER CHRISTOPHER M [US]; WOJCIECK BRIAN C [US]; HARRINGTON STEPHANIE A S [US]; MCVEY IAIN F [US]; GRIGNOL GEORGE E [US]


Patent No.: US6528041B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Process for the preparation of 1-Propyl-2, 4, 5-trimethoxybenzene from toxic beta-asarone of acorus calamus or from crude calamus oil containing beta-asarone

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 09/957867   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of 1-Propyl-2, 4, 5-trimethoxybenzene useful as a aroma molecule and as a starting material and intermediate for preparation of various drugs. The process comprises providing crude calamus oil or beta-asarone in a solvent

hydrogenating the solution in the presence of a catalyst

filtering the catalyst and removing the solvent under reduced pressure

subjecting the reduced calamus oil to column of silica gel chromatography using an eluent to obtain the desired product in liquid form with 85-97% purity.

Priority: US2000-652376 Applic. Date: 2000-08-31

Inventor: SINHA ARUN KUMAR [IN]


Patent No.: US6528069B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Concentrated polyol composition

Applicant/Assignee: ROQUETTE FRERES

Application No.: 09/450168   Filing Date: 29/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A concentrated polyol composition, having a water content from 10-17%, preferably between 12 and 16%, and comprising from 35 to 90% of hydrogenated monosaccharides including at least 30% of sorbitol, and from 0 to 45% of hydrogenated disaccharides, these percentages being expressed as dry weight relative to the dry weight of all the hydrogenated saccharides contained in the said composition. This concentrated polyol composition may advantageously be unsweetened. This concentrated polyol composition may be used as a medium for dispersing hydrophilic polymers, and in particular cellulose, as well as for the preparation of pharmaceutical or cosmetological products such as toothpastes.

Priority: FR19980014962 Applic. Date: 1998-11-27

Inventor: LEFEVRE PHILIPPE [FR]; DURIEZ XAVIER [FR]; HARRIS SCOTT L [US]; STEFFENSMEIER GINA A [US]


Patent No.: US6528508B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Inhibitors of p38

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/734069   Filing Date: 11/Dec/2000

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 relates to compounds having the formula:or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R, R1, Q1, Q2, X, Y, Z, A, and n are as described in the specification. 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: WO1999US12951 Applic. Date: 1999-06-11; US19980089147P Applic. Date: 1998-06-12

Inventor: SALITURO FRANCESCO [US]; BEMIS GUY [US]; COCHRAN JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6528509B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Pyrazole compositions useful as inhibitors of ERK

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACUTICALS, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/972437   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Described herein are compounds that are useful as protein kinase inhibitors having the formula:where R1-4, Q, and T are described in the specification. The compounds are useful for treating disease states in mammals that are alleviated by a protein kinase inhibitor, particularly diseases such as cancer, inflammatory disorders, restenosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Priority: US20000180506P Applic. Date: 2000-02-05; US20000242935P Applic. Date: 2000-10-24; US20000191956P Applic. Date: 2000-03-24

Inventor: HALE MICHAEL [US]; MALTAIS FRANCOIS [US]; JANETKA JAMES [US]; BEMIS GUY [US]; STRAUB JUDITH [US]; TANG QING [US]


Patent No.: US6530114B2  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Dust wand cleaning appliance

Applicant/Assignee: HEADWATER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/882782   Filing Date: 15/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Insertion of a dust wand into a portable vacuum filtration canister removes foreign matter therefrom when and where necessary without polluting the air. A powerpack provides cordless (rechargeable or non-rechargeable) and corded operation. A readily serviceable grid filter, and a HEPA or other filter provides cleaned air free of dirt, dust and allergens.

Priority: US20000212188P Applic. Date: 2000-06-16

Inventor: BAILEY KEVIN [CA]; HALLGRIMSSON BJARKI [CA]; VANDENBELT RUDY A [CA]; ANDERSON TROY G [US]


Patent No.: US6530685B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Arrangement for mixing multi-component compositions in particular for dental purposes

Applicant/Assignee: ERNST MUHLBAUER KG

Application No.: 09/439027   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1999

Abstract:

Arrangement for mixing multi-component compositions, in particular for dental purposes, comprising a component-extruding device with outlet openings (16, 17) assigned to the components and a mixer (11), the inlet openings of which can be connected to the outlet openings (16, 17) of the extruding device. The inlet and outlet openings of these two parts are enclosed by complementary guiding surfaces of the two parts. They open out diametrically in mutually opposite surface portions of the guiding surfaces. As a result, the compressive forces acting in the region of the inlet and outlet openings on both sides cancel one another out, so that a sealed connection can be ensured even without great structural expenditure.

Priority: DE19982020832U Applic. Date: 1998-11-20

Inventor: MUEHLBAUER WOLFGANG [DE]; HOERTH HANS [DE]


Patent No.: US6530783B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation mannequin

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN RED CROSS OF GREATER INDIANAPOLIS

Application No.: 09/703891   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A new and improved trainer mannequin comprising a body having a head and a torso made of common household items. The head and the torso are hollow. The head has openings for a mouth and two nostrils, and additionally has a neck and a neck opening. All the openings provide access to the interior of the head. The torso also has a neck and neck opening, and is secured to the head by connecting the necks in a way that provides a seal between the interior of the head and the torso. The torso additionally can be interchanged to provide training in three basic aid training techniques. For mouth-to-mouth breathing, the torso is an attached bag collapsible and expandable to simulate a lung. For aid in choking, also known as the Heimlich maneuver, the torso is self-supporting in order to provide a more constant volume and greater resistance to collapsing. This torso also simulates a full human torso including stomach and chest. For training this technique, an object is securely placed in the neck of the mannequin to restrict the air flow between the torso and the head, but the object may be forcibly removed from the neck by compressing the torso. Finally, for chest compression training, the torso is the same or similar to the torso for the choking technique, but the bottom is removed in order to stuff it with a filler to provide additional resistance to collapsing and rebounding of the torso.

Priority:

Inventor: MCGINNIS M GAYLE [US]


Patent No.: US6531114B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Sildenafil citrate chewing gum formulations and methods of using the same

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 09/714571   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Methods and chewing gum formulations for delivering a medicament, namely sildenafil citrate, to an individual are provided. Further, an improved dosage form and method of treating erectile dysfunction are provided. Methods of treating esophageal spasms, dysphagia, and gastroparesis utilizing chewing gum formulations containing sildenafil citrate are also provided.

Priority: US2000-621780 Applic. Date: 2000-07-21; WO1999US29792 Applic. Date: 1999-12-14; US1999-286818 Applic. Date: 1999-04-06

Inventor: GMUNDER CHARLEAN B [US]; LI WEISHENG [US]; REAM RONALD L [US]


Patent No.: US6532740B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Generator employing the Coriolis effect

Applicant/Assignee: MINDWORKS IMAGINEERING, INC

Application No.: 10/012866   Filing Date: 30/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A system for employing the Coriolis effect for the generation and/or storage of energy generally comprises a vortex chamber for rotational acceleration therein of superheated, supersaturated water vapor and heated air and a water intake assembly and an adjustable air intake assembly each in fluid communication with the vortex chamber. The water intake assembly is adapted to deliver a directed flow of superheated water vapor to a lower portion of the vortex chamber while the air intake assembly is adapted to deliver a flow of heated air to the lower portion of said vortex chamber. The air intake assembly comprises an electrical generator operable by airflow drawn from the air intake assembly.

Priority:

Inventor: SULLIVAN MARK A [US]


Patent No.: US6533579B2  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Intraoral diffusion type administration device incorporated in removable dental restoration

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/805496   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A dental device includes a removable dental restoration device having at least one sector positionable adjacent an opening of a salivary gland of a human wearer. At least one chamber is provided for storing a material for administration. The chamber has a permeable wall disposed near the sector. The dental device has a tube having one end connected in fluid communication with the chamber and an opening therethrough at a predetermined position in spaced relation from the one end. Shutters are provided to effect a shutting and an opening of the permeable wall and the tube opening. The permeability of the wall permits saliva to enter the chambers to dissolve the administration material, and the concentration gradient in the tube results in a gradual diffusion of the solution into the mouth.

Priority: JP20000074704 Applic. Date: 2000-03-16

Inventor: KOMIYAMA TOMONOBU [JP]


Patent No.: US6533580B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Self-use dental instrument

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/603989   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2000

Abstract:

An inexpensive instrument for locating and remediating sites of a removable dental appliance causing sore spots on the wearer's gums includes a rigid shaft handle elongated between first and second extremities. Pigment which is transferrable by water is disposed at the first extremity. An abrading member is associated with the second extremity, and is shaped so as to have flat and round surfaces.

Priority:

Inventor: MONDI RONALD A [US]


Patent No.: US6533582B2  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: In-office tooth whitening

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/842995   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A dental office procedure for whitening patient teeth involves the basic steps of: (1) coating a specially-prepared patient dentition impression with a tooth whitening agent

(2) placing the coated patient dentition impression into the patient's mouth

(3) heating a specially-prepared patient dentition impression to a temperature in the range of approximately from 120 DEG F. to 140 DEG F. and (4) retaining the so-placed patient dentition impression in position at least for a total period of time in the range of approximately from 5 to 60 minutes. The procedure can be adapted to microwave heating, electrical resistance heating, or hot fluid heating of the patient dentition impression.

Priority: US2000-565752 Applic. Date: 2000-05-08

Inventor: LINDQUIST SHERRILL F [US]


Patent No.: US6534000B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Sterilization cassette and method

Applicant/Assignee: STERI SOURCE, INC

Application No.: 09/560874   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A sterilization cassette and a sterilization method for sterilizing, storing, and dispensing dental instruments. The sterilization cassette includes a mounting bar and a locking bar for dental pliers of various types, a removable instrument tray, and a case with a front side which opens and hinges in two places, allowing the cassette to be arranged in horizontal and vertical configurations.

Priority:

Inventor: MICHAELSON DENNIS J [US]; MIX JEFFREY W [US]


Patent No.: US6534042B2  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Taste masking of phenolics using citrus flavors

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 10/033852   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2001

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: US2001-772682 Applic. Date: 2001-01-30; US1999-298675 Applic. Date: 1999-04-23; 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.: US6534480B2  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Compositions for increasing energy in vivo

Applicant/Assignee: BIOENERGY INC

Application No.: 09/740255   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Precursors of adenosine triphosphate are administered orally to increase intracellular ATP concentration as dietary supplements or for treatment of reduced energy availability resulting from strenuous physical activity, illness or trauma. Pentose sugars are administered individually, mixed into dry food or in solution. The preferred pentose is D-ribose, singly or combined with creatine, pyruvate, L-carnitine and/or vasodilating agents. Additionally, magnesium, electrolytes, fatty acids and hexose sugars can be used. The compositions and methods of this invention are especially beneficial to mammals having reduced energy availability or high energy demand.

Priority: WO1999US13720 Applic. Date: 1999-06-17

Inventor: CYR JOHN ST [US]; JOHNSON CLARENCE A [US]


Patent No.: US6536951B1  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: PLASTIC BAG WITH HEADER FORMED BY OVERLAY STRIP

Applicant/Assignee: INNO-PAK, INC

Application No.: 09/963757   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A plastic bag includes first and second opposing body panels fixedly connected to each other along a pair of sides and a bottom bridging the pair of sides to form a receptacle space having a mouth formed opposite the bottom. The plastic bag also includes a reclosable fastener extending along said mouth and an overlay strip fixedly connected to the body panels at the sides of the body panel. The overlay strip overlays at least a portion of the body panels and extends beyond the body panels. The overlay strip preferably includes a header portion having at least one opening for mounting the plastic bag to a dispensing post, and a perforation line such that the header is removable from the remainder of the overlay strip.

The overlay strip can also have at least one advertisement and/or at least one coupon with perforation lines such that the coupon is removable from the remainder of the overlay strip.

Priority:

Inventor: SILL JONATHAN D [US]


Patent No.: US6536979B1  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Safe water toothbrush assembly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/995934   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A safe water toothbrush assembly for brushing teeth includes a toothbrush connected to a bottle. The toothbrush has an elongated body with a head at one end and an opposite end that is open, such that the interior of the body forms a passageway for transporting a fluid through the body, the head includes at least one aperture and the open end of the body is threaded. The toothbrush also includes a plurality of bristles extending radially from the head. The bottle is filled with a fluid, and an open end of the bottle includes threads complementary to the threads on the open end of the toothbrush, for securing the bottle to the toothbrush.

Priority:

Inventor: KENNY THOMAS A [US]; GILLINGS ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6539817B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Biological sampling and storage container utilizing a desiccant

Applicant/Assignee: MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE, INC

Application No.: 09/878257   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The invention provides a biological sampling and storage container which is easy and sanitary to use, may be shipped through regular mail, and includes a drying material or desiccant for drying feces samples that are stored therein. The sampling and storage container consists of a body having a sampling chamber and a drying chamber which are in gaseous communication with each other. Preferably, a sampling wand is frictionally retained in the sampling chamber and the drying material is disposed in the drying chamber.

Priority: US1999-262903 Applic. Date: 1999-03-05

Inventor: KOZAK KENNETH JAMES [US]; YI CHING SUI ARTHUR [US]


Patent No.: US6540072B1  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Syringe set rack system and related methods

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/597208   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A rack is provided for holding a set of syringes. The syringes may be conventional syringes or unique syringes that have a hollow elongated barrel engaged by a plunger with unique relative lengths. The rack is configured to rest on a flat surface and hold the syringes so that the syringes are horizontal relative to the flat surface for easy viewing. The rack has a series of cradles adapted to hold the barrels of syringes. Each cradle has a slot configuration with an open top, two opposing sides and a bottom surface so that all of the syringe barrel can be seen to enable a user to quickly identify the contents of the syringe based on indicia on the barrel. The cradles preferably have raised portions that act as locking extensions to provide a tight fit with the syringe barrel. Each cradle is separated from an adjacent cradle by a spacing element sized to prevent the grasping handle of a syringe from contacting the syringe barrel of an adjacent syringe for compact positioning without diminishing the accessability of the syringes. The thickness between each bottom surface of each cradle and the base surface of the rack is also preferably sized to avoid causing the accessability of the syringes to be encumbered by adjacent syringes. To optimally stack the rack on another rack, the racks preferably have stacking prongs extending from the spacing elements.

Priority: US1999-455552 Applic. Date: 1999-12-06

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6543612B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: Container for compositions made of two or more components

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/862126   Filing Date: 21/May/2001

Abstract:

A container for a composition made of multiple components includes an outer housing having a chamber and an inner housing having a compartment. The inner housing includes a frangible wall portion that, when ruptured, enables the components to contact each other for mixing. Advantageously, the inner housing can be manufactured separately from the outer housing, and the housings can be assembled during a subsequent operation. In certain embodiments, the inner housing is slidable relative to the outer housing from a first position to a second position, and during the sliding movement a puncturing tool located within the container breaks the frangible wall portion and causes the components to contact each other.

Priority:

Inventor: LEE ROBERT [US]; PETRICH ROBERT W [US]


Patent No.: US6544324B1  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: Bone cement compositions comprising fused fibrous compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MATERIALS EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT USA INC

Application No.: 09/952770   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2001

Abstract:

The preferred embodiment of the present invention provides novel and unique fused fibrous compounds for addition to and manufacture of bone and dental cement systems and methods of making the same. The preferred embodiment of the fused fibrous compound material made therefrom comprises 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. The fused fibrous compound is preferably manufactured from fibers and a fusion source and is added to the composition in particle form.

Priority: US1998-174753 Applic. Date: 1998-10-19; US1996-684251 Applic. Date: 1996-07-19; US1995-386305 Applic. Date: 1995-02-08

Inventor: LYLES MARK B [US]; RATHBUN KEVIN D [US]


Patent No.: US6546703B1  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Equine communication enhancement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/710277   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A bridle having a bit with an elongated strip of flexible candy like sweetened material spirally wrapped along the length of the bit to provide positive reinforcement to an animal wearing the bridle.

Priority:

Inventor: COTTER JUDY [US]; COTTER DOUGLAS [US]


Patent No.: US6547563B1  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Dental tissue conditioner and kit therefor

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/398999   Filing Date: 17/Sep/1999

Abstract:

A method which comprises using silicone rubber as a material for dental tissue conditioner.A method which comprises using silicone rubber as a material for dental tissue conditioner

Priority: JP19990076557 Applic. Date: 1999-03-19

Inventor: HOSOI YASUHIRO [JP]; IWAMOTO OSAMU [JP]; IMAKURA TAKAAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6548019B1  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Device and methods for single step collection and assaying of biological fluids

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/509378   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Devices, and methods for the use of same, for collecting and assaying a biological fluid in a single step. One method provides means to control and direct the flow of a sample of the biological fluid directly onto an assay test strip by disposing the assay test strip within a flow control channel in which the internal ambient pressure is maintained in substantial equilibrium with the ambient pressure outside of the flow control channel, such that essentially no pressure gradient is formed within the flow control channel. The devices include the flow control channel, at least one assay test strip and a fluid sample collection container, such as a urine cup, for insertion of the flow control channel therein.

Priority: US1998-192969 Applic. Date: 1998-11-16; WO1999US18881 Applic. Date: 1999-08-18

Inventor: LEE JIN PO [US]; TSENG POYI [TW]


Patent No.: US6548496B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Substituted 3-cyano-[1.7], [1.5], and [1.8] naphthyridine inhibitors of tyrosine kinases

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY

Application No.: 10/032587   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2001

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of formula I having the structureWherein substitutions at A'', Z, n, and X are set forth in the specification.

Priority: US2000-550824 Applic. Date: 2000-04-18; US19990155255P Applic. Date: 1999-04-21

Inventor: WISSNER ALLAN [US]; HAMANN PHILIP R [US]; YAMASHITA AYAKO [US]


Patent No.: US6551613B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Dosage form comprising therapeutic formulation

Applicant/Assignee: ALZA CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/353519   Filing Date: 14/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A dosage form is disclosed comprising a semipermeable walled container that houses a capsule, which capsule comprises a drug formulation, a piston, and an osmotic composition. The dosage form delivers the drug formulation through a passageway at a controlled rate over a sustained-release period of time up to 24 hours.

Priority: US19980099401P Applic. Date: 1998-09-08

Inventor: DONG LIANG-CHANG [US]; WONG PATRICK S L [US]; FERRARI VINCENT JOSEPH [US]; ESPINAL STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US6551617B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Taste masking coating composition

Applicant/Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY

Application No.: 09/553513   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2000

Abstract:

There is provided a coating composition that masks the undesirable taste of a pharmaceutically active ingredient, i.e. drug or medicine, that is consumed orally. The coating composition has polyvinyl acetate, and a dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate and neutral methacrylic acid ester. Optionally, an alkaline modifier may be included in the coating composition to enhance release of the active ingredient.

Priority:

Inventor: CORBO MICHAEL [US]; DESAI JATIN [US]; PATELL MAHESH [US]; WARRICK RONALD [US]


Patent No.: US6552019B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Inhibitors of p38

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/171017   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2002

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: US20010297426P Applic. Date: 2001-06-11

Inventor: COCHRAN JOHN [US]; TUNG ROGER [US]


Patent No.: US6552104B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Method of making hydrophilic non-sweating polymerizable dental impression material

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/818270   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Improved very high viscosity (putty) two component polymerizable polyorganosiloxane composition for use in making non-sweating, low liquid mass loss 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 HUB 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: US1999-428961 Applic. Date: 1999-11-04; US1999-235535 Applic. Date: 1999-01-22; US1998-088183 Applic. Date: 1998-06-01; 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.: US6554615B1  Issued: 29/Apr/2003

Title: Porcelain compositions for low expansion all-ceramic cores and alloy frameworks

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 09/887668   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A dental porcelain composition comprises an amorphous glass phase with a maturing temperature less than about 850 DEG C., wherein the amorphous glass phase, in one embodiment, comprises:

Priority: US19990142203P Applic. Date: 1999-07-02

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6555055B1  Issued: 29/Apr/2003

Title: System for preventing and remediating biofilms in dental equipment

Applicant/Assignee: LYNNTECH, INC

Application No.: 09/364805   Filing Date: 30/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A system having a fluid source and a pasteurizer coupled with a disinfectant unit in flow communication with the fluid source for use in disinfecting dental or other water lines. The combination of pasteurizer and disinfectant unit is adapted to receive water from the fluid source. A fluid delivery unit is provided in flow communication with the pasteurizer and disinfectant unit combination. The disinfectant unit has a means for supplying hydrogen and oxygen and a means for generating hydrogen peroxide in flow communication with the means for supplying hydrogen and oxygen.

Priority: US19980094561P Applic. Date: 1998-07-29

Inventor: CISAR ALAN J [US]; DENVIR ADRAIN [US]; HITCHENS G DUNCAN [US]; ROGERS THOMAS D [US]


Patent No.: US6555651B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2003

Title: LIGAND BINDING SITE OF RAGE AND USES THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

Application No.: 08/948131   Filing Date: 09/Oct/1997

Abstract:

The present method provides for an isolated peptide having an amino acid sequence corresponding to the amino acid sequence of a V-domain of a receptor for advanced glycation endproduct (RAGE). The present invention also provides for an isolated peptide having an amino acid sequence A-Q-N-I-T-A-R-I-G-E-P-L-V-L-K-C-K-G-A-P-K-K-P-P-Q-R-L-E-W-K (SEQ. ID No: 1). The present invention provides for a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effect amount of an isolated peptide having an amino acid sequence corresponding to the amino acid sequence of a V-domain of RAGE.

The present invention also provides for a method for inhibiting interaction of an amyloid-beta peptide with a receptor for advanced glycation end product which is on the surface of a cell, which comprises contacting the cell with the peptide or a functionally equivalent agent, wherein the peptide or agent is capable of inhibiting interaction of the amyloid-beta peptide with the receptor for advanced glycation end product, and the peptide or agent is present in an amount effective to inhibit interaction of the amyloid-beta peptide with the receptor for advanced glycation endproduct.

Priority:

Inventor: STERN DAVID [US]; YAN SHI DU [US]; SCHMIDT ANN MARIE [US]; LAMSTER IRA [US]


Patent No.: US6555675B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2003

Title: Dinucleoside polyphosphate compositions and their therapuetic use as purinergic receptor agonists

Applicant/Assignee: INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/817017   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to certain novel dinucleotide polyphosphates of general Formulae I, II and III, and formulations thereof which are selective agonists of the P2Y purinergic receptors. They are useful in the prevention, management or treatment of diseases and disorders associated with abnormalities of tissue fluid secretion, hydration and clearance, including chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (chronic bronchitis, PCD, cystic fibrosis, immobility-associated pneumonia), sinusitis, otitis media, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, dry eye disease, glaucoma, retinal degeneration, and edematous retinal disorders, including retinal detachment, vaginal dryness, and gastrointestinal tract disease. Finally, these novel dinucleotides may be useful for diagnostic purposes, such as the facilitation of sputum induction and expectoration for the analysis of respiratory tract secretions.

Priority: US2001-774752 Applic. Date: 2001-01-30; US2000-643138 Applic. Date: 2000-08-21

Inventor: RIDEOUT JANET [US]; YERXA BENJAMIN R [US]; SHAVER SAMMY RAY [US]; DOUGLASS III JAMES G [US]


Patent No.: US6557351B1  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Support for supporting an ice beaker in use

Applicant/Assignee: REALE S.R.L

Application No.: 09/720747   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A support for an ice-beaker comprising a cup-shaped body with a side wall and a base for collecting the water resulting from the progressive melting of an ice beaker housed in the cup-shaped body. The side wall comprises regions, arranged spaced apart on the side wall, for support and restraining the outer wall of an ice beaker. The ice beaker can be produced by an ice-making machine comprising a condensation plate with housings for receiving atomized to form frozen elements. Each housing of the condensation plate comprises a conical side wall and a base wall, the taper of the side being sufficiently wide to bring about the formation of a frozen element which has a central cavity so as to be generally beaker-shaped. In the production method, an intermediate waiting step of predetermined duration is interposed between the interruption of the cooling and the start of the heating of the condensation plate.

Priority: IT1998BO00395 Applic. Date: 1998-06-29; WO1999IT00192 Applic. Date: 1999-06-28

Inventor: GHEDINI LAURO [IT]; MONTANARI MARIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6558614B1  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Method for producing a metal melt and corresponding multifunction lance

Applicant/Assignee: VOEST-ALPINE INDUSTRIEANLAGENBAU GMBH

Application No.: 09/763821   Filing Date: 01/May/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method for producing a metal melt in a metallurgical vessel, in particular an iron or steel melt, feed substances which contain metals and/or metal oxides, being charged in solid and, if appropriate, molten form into the metallurgical vessel, the main part of the energy necessary for the melting and, if appropriate, finish-reduction of the feed substances being applied electrically and/or by the combustion and/or gasification of carbon-containing materials. The invention relates, further, to multi-functional lances for use in a method according to the invention.

Priority: AT19980001474 Applic. Date: 1998-08-28; AT19990000217 Applic. Date: 1999-02-15; WO1999AT00045 Applic. Date: 1999-02-22

Inventor: FRITZ ERNST [AT]


Patent No.: US6558652B2  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: PROCESS FOR PRODUCING GLUCOMANNAN GEL PARTICLES

Applicant/Assignee: SHIMIZU CHEMICAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/940521   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A particulate glucomannan gel is produced by swelling a glucomannan-rich flour with water in the presence of ethanol, treating the swollen particles with an alkali to form gelled particles followed by drying. The dried gel particles are incorporated into hygenic or cosmetic preparations as a deposit-cleaning agent.

Priority:

Inventor: TAKATA TADAHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6559119B1  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Method of preparing a tissue sealant-treated biomedical material

Applicant/Assignee: LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Application No.: 08/486048   Filing Date: 07/Jun/1995

Abstract:

This invention provides methods for the preparation of a tissue sealant-treated biomaterial, wherein the tissue sealant used in the method comprises at least one composition which is selected from one or more antibodies, analgesics, anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory compounds, antimicrobial compositions, antiproliferatives, cytokines, cytotoxins, drugs, growth factors, interferons, hormones, lipids, demineralized bone or bone morphogenetic proteins, cartilage inducing factors, oligonucleotides polymers, polysaccharides, polypeptides, protease inhibitors, vasoconstrictors or vasodilators, vitamins, minerals, stabilizers and the like. Further provided are the biomaterial prepared therefrom, including vascular grafts.

Priority: US1994-351006 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; US1994-328552 Applic. Date: 1994-10-25; US1993-031164 Applic. Date: 1993-03-12; US1990-618419 Applic. Date: 1990-11-27; US1991-798919 Applic. Date: 1991-11-27

Inventor: BURGESS WILLSON H [US]; GREISLER HOWARD P [US]; DROHAN WILLIAM N [US]; MACIAG THOMAS [US]; MACPHEE MARTIN J [US]; NUNEZ HERNAN [US]; LIAU GENE [US]


Patent No.: US6559199B1  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Silicone elastomer system having biocide properties useful in particular for making impressions in dentistry

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 09/744882   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2001

Abstract:

An elastomer system having biocide properties is described, useful, in particular, for dental impressions. An efficient system is provided for destroying microbes, without adversely affecting the crosslinking properties and the mechanical qualities of RTV 2 elastomers. Said system comprises an RTV 2 silicone, preferably SiH/SiVi polyaddition product and a biocide selected among active chlorine precursors, preferably among N-chloramines. The system may include functional additives (silicon fillers, alumina, paraffin, vaseline oil). As for the biocide, it can be provided with an antiseptic auxiliary adjuvant along with EDTA-type sequestering agents.

Priority: FR19980010023 Applic. Date: 1998-07-31; WO1999FR01885 Applic. Date: 1999-07-30

Inventor: PUSINERI CHRISTIAN [FR]; DEL TORTO MARCO [IT]


Patent No.: US6559200B1  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Dental alginate impression material composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/164632   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2002

Abstract:

To provide a dental alginate impression material composition without the defects of the conventional alginate impression material compositions using a pH indicator, that the confirmation of the completion of the gelation is inaccurate and difficult, and that they are poor in the affinity with water to be used during the mixing, the dental alginate impression material composition containing an alginate, a gelling reaction material, a gelling adjustment material, and a filler as major components further contains 0.001 to 0.1% by weight of one or more pH indicators selected from Cresol Red, alpha-naphtholphthalein, Tropaeolin OOO, Thymol Blue, and phenolphthalein

0.1 to 10% by weight of a water-soluble polyether that is a liquid at 25 DEG C.

and 0.001 to 5% by weight of an inorganic pigment and/or an organic pigment having a color distinctly different from a color tone caused by color formation of the pH indicator during the gelation upon mixing with water.

Priority: JP20010391026 Applic. Date: 2001-12-25

Inventor: KAMOHARA HIROSHI [JP]; WATANABE NOBUTAKA [JP]; TAKEO MAKIKO [JP]; NAITO HIROKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6560038B1  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Light extraction from LEDs with light pipes

Applicant/Assignee: TELEDYNE LIGHTING AND DISPLAY PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/007949   Filing Date: 10/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A non-imaging optical coupler that is a figure of revolution combining a light-transmitting body defining a recessed input cavity, a transparent droplet-shaped encapsulant of a light-emitting diode, or array of diodes in the cavity, the body having a curved side wall shaped to totally internally reflect all the light emitted from the LED and encapsulant, traveling toward the side wall, within a predetermined distance from the diode or center of array, the body having a cylindrical transition section extending from a curved side wall and forwardly, and a planar exit face at the forward end of the body, transverse to the central axis of the figure of revolution.

Priority:

Inventor: PARKYN JR WILLIAM A [US]; PELKA DAVID G [US]


Patent No.: US6561188B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Nasal breathing apparatus and methods

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/643022   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The apparatus is configured to provide improved nasal breathing to persons requiring a range of respiratory based remedies ranging from opening collapsed nasal passages to treating allergic reaction to delivery of immediate dosage or controlled release medication. The apparatus includes connected nasal inserts which provide nodules to open the nasal passage and which directly align with the nasal air channel. For a preferred embodiment which provides a means to delivery of breathable gas mixtures or nasal and sinus rinse solutions, the inserts contain cannula which receive and connect to the source of the gas or rinse. For another embodiment using filtration, the inserts receive disposable filtration pacs. Sustained release of predetermined medical dosages is obtained by a further embodiment wherein the inserts receive medication inserts.

Priority:

Inventor: ELLIS ALAN D [US]


Patent No.: US6561194B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: SURGICAL FACE SUPPORT

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/717434   Filing Date: 20/Sep/1996

Abstract:

The present invention provides a face support device specifically for the purpose of facilitating surgery on humans in the prone position providing for the complete relief of pressure to the areas of the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth of a patient. The face support has a concave curved upper portion, a concave lower surface and a central opening for avoiding pressure on the eyes, nose and lips of the patient, while providing for increased support with decreased pressure and skin shear experienced by the patient's face in contact with the face support.

Priority: US1993-075174 Applic. Date: 1993-06-10

Inventor: MICHELSON GARY KARLIN [US]


Patent No.: US6561802B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Device for identifying caries, plaque, bacterial infection, concretions, tartar and other fluorescent substances on teeth

Applicant/Assignee: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH & CO

Application No.: 09/810592   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A device is disclosed for identifying caries, plaque, bacterial infection, concretions, tartar and other fluorescent substances on teeth. The device has means for generating stimulating radiation which is to be directed onto a tooth-tissue region that is to be investigated. The device also has detection means and evaluation means for detecting and evaluating fluorescent radiation that is generated by the irradiated tooth-tissue region in response to the irradiation. A beam splitter, which is arranged in the optical path between the means for generating the stimulating radiation and the tooth-tissue region to be investigated and which reflects the stimulating radiation in the direction of the tooth-tissue region and substantially lets through the fluorescent radiation, is formed by the planar rear side of a substantially hemispherical lens.

In this way a more compact optical diagnostic device is rendered possible.

Priority: DE20001013210 Applic. Date: 2000-03-17

Inventor: HACK ALEXANDER [DE]


Patent No.: US6561807B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Polyvinylsiloxane impression material

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/814821   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2002

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.

A low viscosity impression material is provided and includes a base component and a catalyst component. Both components are siloxane-based materials.

Priority: US1999-288113 Applic. Date: 1999-04-08; US1998-085453 Applic. Date: 1998-05-27

Inventor: HARE ROBERT V [US]


Patent No.: US6561808B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: METHOD AND TOOLS FOR ORAL HYGIENE

Applicant/Assignee: CERAMOPTEC INDUSTRIES, INC

Application No.: 09/965418   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A method and material for self-cleaning of the teeth and mouth using a source of light in the visible range in conjunction with a photosensitive oral hygiene composition possessing a broad absorption spectrum in the visible range. The invention selectively eliminates harmful bacteria by use of a photosensitive agent and a light source. The present invention involves the use of a light-providing dental device to activate a photosensitive agent and destroy harmful bacteria in the oral cavity. It prevents or deters oral diseases, inflammations, and infections.

Priority:

Inventor: NEUBERGER WOLFGANG [MY]


Patent No.: US6562007B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Adjustable dosage syringe

Applicant/Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC

Application No.: 09/672391   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed herein is a self-zeroing dosage syringe comprising: (a) a syringe barrel which forms a volume sufficient to contain a required dosage of a fluid, a discharge end at one end of the barrel length, a plunger receiving end at the opposite end of the barrel length, (b) said plunger is movably disposed within the barrel and has a length greater than the length of the barrel, and further has at a set of multiple closely spaced indentations disposed along the length thereof, and (c) a movable dosage selection ring which is disposed around the plunger and rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the plunger

characterized in that the dosage selection ring has (1) a sleeve disposed inside the barrel, (2) a calibration on the sleeve thereof for setting the desired dosage by turning the ring until the calibration for a desired dose is reached, (3) a means for engaging the ring with the plunger allowing it to be moved cooperatively with the plunger until the ring dead ends against the syringe barrel thereby releasing the desired dosage.

Priority:

Inventor: FALSEY THOMAS A [US]


Patent No.: US6562363B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Bioadhesive compositions and methods for topical administration of active agents

Applicant/Assignee: NOVEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/161312   Filing Date: 28/Sep/1998

Abstract:

Bioadhesive compositions in a flexible, finite form for topical application to skin or mucous membranes comprising a composition which results from an admixture of at least one PVP polymer, at least one bioadhesive, optionally a pharmaceutically acceptable solvent suitable for use with an active agent, and methods of administering active agents to a subject, are disclosed. The bioadhesive composition can either include an active agent incorporated directly in the composition, or a separate source of an active agent.

Priority: US19970061155P Applic. Date: 1997-09-26

Inventor: MANTELLE JUAN [US]; HOUZE DAVID [US]; KANIOS DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6565665B2  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: LICE COMB CLEANING DEVICE

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/575639   Filing Date: 22/May/2000

Abstract:

Lice comb cleaning tool. The tool includes a handle, a pair of spaced-apart arms depending from the handle and an elongate member supported at distal ends of the pair of arms. The elongate member has a diameter selected for an interference fit between tines of a lice comb. It is preferred that the elongate member be unwaxed dental floss.

Priority:

Inventor: ALTSCHULER DEBORAH Z [US]


Patent No.: US6566350B2  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Minocycline-containing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: SHOWA YAKUHIN KAKO CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/860503   Filing Date: 21/May/2001

Abstract:

An object of the present invention is to provide a stable pharmaceutical composition for topical administration comprising minocycline as an active ingredient. According to the present invention, there is provided a pharmaceutical composition for topical administration comprising minocycline or a physiologically acceptable salt thereof in an oleaginous base.

Priority: JP20000150937 Applic. Date: 2000-05-23

Inventor: ONO KAZUHIRO [JP]; SAKAGUCHI HIDENARI [JP]; HAYAKAWA IKUTO [JP]


Patent No.: US6566381B1  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Hetero-substituted metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/516743   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Heterocyclic substituted compounds having the general structure:which are inhibitors of metalloproteases and which are effective in treating conditions characterized by excess activity of these enzymes.

Priority: US19990122718P Applic. Date: 1999-03-03

Inventor: CHENG MENYAN [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]


Patent No.: US6566398B1  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Method for treatment of external secretion disorders

Applicant/Assignee: R-TECH UENO, LTD

Application No.: 09/615703   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed is a method for treatment of external secretion disorders, which comprises administering a fatty acid derivative to a subject in need of said treatment. The method of the present invention is useful for treatment of at least one condition selected from hypolacrimation including disorder of basal tear secretion, dry-eye syndrome, hyposalivation and dry-mouth syndrome.

Priority: US19990143627P Applic. Date: 1999-07-14

Inventor: UENO RYUJI [US]


Patent No.: US6566413B1  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Polymerisable materials which are based on hardenable siloxane compounds

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 09/868525   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel cyclic siloxane compounds of the following general formula (I):in which:n=0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 preferably 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

A=H or C1-C15 alk(en)yl, C3-C15 cycloalk(en)yl, C6-C12 aryl, C8-C18 alkaryl, where, in the said radicals, in each case one or more C atoms can be replaced by O, C=O, O(C=O), SiR2 and/or NR, R being an aliphatic radical with 1 to 7 C atoms, in which one or more C atoms can be replaced by O, C=O, and/or O(C=O)

B=E or a linear, branched or polycyclic aliphatic- or aromatic-groups-containing hydrocarbon radical which links 2 to 10 of the cyclosiloxane radicals defined above, less B, to one another and contains 2 to 50 C atoms and additionally 0 to 30 other atoms from the group O, N, S, P, Si, Cl, F, Br, I and from which correspondingly 1 to 9, preferably 1 to 4 of the above defined cyclosiloxane radicals, less B, are pending

E=A or a polymerizable group G-Q-L, where on average up to 50% or less of the groups E correspond to representatives of A

G=C1-10 alk(en)ylene

Q=O, N-A or a di- or polyvalent linear, branched or cyclic alcohol, amine or aminoalcohol radical with 2 to 10 C atoms

L=an organic radical, containing a C=C double bond, with 2 to 10 C atoms

and with the proviso that no annelated siloxane ring systems can occur in (I),and also dental compositions which contain the compounds of formula (I) and/or compounds of formula (II):in which:T=independently of each other H or C1-C10 alk(en)yl, C3-C10 cycloalk(en)yl, C6-C12 aryl or C8-C8 alkaryl

N=a polymerizable group R1-R2-R3

b=0 to 500, where the proportion b may be at most 50% of the repeat units (b+c)

c=1 to 1000

R1=C1-C10 alk(en)ylene

R2=O, N-T or a di- or polyvalent linear, branched or cyclic alcohol, amine or aminoalcohol radical with 2 to 10 C atoms

R3=an organic radical, containing a C=C double bond, with 3 to 10 C atoms

V=SiMe2T, SiEt2T, SiMePhT, SiPh2T.

Priority: DE19981060364 Applic. Date: 1998-12-24; WO1999EP10319 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]; ZECH JOACHIM [DE]; GASSER OSWALD [DE]; GUGGENBERGER RAINER [DE]; ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]; SOGLOWEK WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US6568028B2  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Carpet-cleaning brush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/983907   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A carpet-cleaning brush, particularly for use in cleaning rugs or carpets soiled by the hair of animals kept in the room. The brush has bristles in the form of an angle or arc, a brush body for receiving the bristles, a brush head which is fixed thereto and provided with a handle, and a dust-collector head which preferably contains a suction connection. The brush body is a rubber plate, pierced by the limbs of elastic, U-shaped metal wire bristles which are fixed to the brush body and inclined toward the direction of pull of the brush. The bristles form an angle of 5-15 DEG (alpha) in relation to an orientation which is perpendicular to the plane of the brush body. The limbs which form part of the U-shaped bristles have a plastic coating or similar, at least on the free, protruding ends.

Priority: HU19990000102U Applic. Date: 1999-04-27; WO2000HU00032 Applic. Date: 2000-04-13

Inventor: PUTICS GYOENGYI [HU]; VONJAR ZINAIDA [HU]


Patent No.: US6569408B1  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Compositions comprising organosiloxane resins for delivering oral care substances

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/019038   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed is a composition for delivering an oral care substance to the oral cavity, comprising: (a) an organosiloxane resin

(b) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin

(c) a rheology modifier

and (d) at least one oral care substance. The present invention is also directed to such compositions comprising: (a) an organosiloxane resin

(b) a fluid diorganopolysiloxane polymer

(c) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin and the fluid diorganopolysiloxane polymer

(d) a rheology modifier

and (e) at least one oral care substance. Further disclosed is a method of using these compositions

Priority: WO1999US15130 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO2000US15890 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09

Inventor: YUE JIANG [US]; CRISANTI MARK MATTHEW [US]; MAJETI SATYANARAYANA [US]; BURGESS STEVEN CARL [US]; RENO ELIZABETH ANN [US]; LI LI [US]; MITRA SHEKHAR [US]


Patent No.: US6569855B2  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Substituted cyclic amine metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/888675   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2001

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).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: US1997-918317 Applic. Date: 1997-08-26; US19960024842P Applic. Date: 1996-08-28

Inventor: NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]; PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; BOOKLAND ROGER GUNNARD [US]; TAIWO YETUNDE OLABISI [US]; CHENG MENYAN [US]


Patent No.: US6570654B2  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Apparatus and method for measuring optical characteristics of an object

Applicant/Assignee: LJ LABORATORIES, LLC LJ LABORATORIES LLC

Application No.: 10/134087   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Color/optical characteristics measuring systems and methods are disclosed. Perimeter receiver fiber optics/elements are spaced apart from a central source fiber optic/element and received light reflected from the surface of the object is measured. Light from the perimeter fiber optics pass to a variety of filters. The system utilizes the perimeter receiver fiber optics to determine information regarding the height and angle of the probe with respect to the object being measured. Under processor control, the color measurement may be made at a predetermined height and angle. Various color spectral photometer arrangements are disclosed. Translucency, fluorescence and/or surface texture data also may be obtained. Audio feedback may be provided to guide operator use of the system. The probe may have a removable or shielded tip for contamination prevention.

Priority: WO1997US00126 Applic. Date: 1997-01-02; US2001-968302 Applic. Date: 2001-10-01; US2000-586539 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31

Inventor: JUNG WAYNE D [US]; JUNG RUSSELL W [US]; LOUDERMILK ALAN R [US]


Patent No.: US6571540B1  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Device for communicating two chambers, while maintaining tightness

Applicant/Assignee: BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE S.A

Application No.: 09/622463   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Device (10) for achieving communication, via a coupling means, between a first chamber (1) and a second chamber (2). The coupling means comprises, on the same side as the first chamber (1), a first shut-off member (41), and, on the same side as the second chamber (2), a second shut-off member (4) comprising a second flange (52) forming a seat for a second removable shutter element (72). The coupling means further comprises means of sealed connection between two flanges (51) and (52). The second chamber (2) being defined by the inside of a flexible and sealed bag (15), the border of the mouth of which is connected in a sealed way to the second flange (52). When the coupling, means is in an uncoupled position, the flexible bag (15) comprises a band (15d) extending the bag (15) continuously beyond the second flange (52), defining a closed (15f) and sealed, but openable envelope (12) for protecting the second shut-off member (42).

Priority: FR19980004407 Applic. Date: 1998-04-03; WO1999FR00769 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01

Inventor: IMBERT CLAUDE [FR]; PORRET JEAN-YVES [FR]


Patent No.: US6572063B1  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Bracket for dental floss container

Applicant/Assignee: FLOSS TODAY CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/021821   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A bracket for removably supporting a dental floss container on a support surface is a one-piece plastic member having a back wall, a pair of spaced side walls with inturned end flanges and a bottom wall which form a pocket therebetween for slidably receiving and supporting the container therein. A pair of tapered ribs extend along the back wall for tilting an upper portion of the container forward to facilitate opening of a container lid. An adhesive strip on the back wall attaches the bracket to the support surface. In a second bracket embodiment a first part of a tongue and groove connection is formed on the front surface of the bracket and is adapted to mate with a second part of the tongue and groove connection formed on a back wall of the dental floss container to removably mount the container on the bracket.

Priority:

Inventor: GITELMAN BRUCE J [CA]; DICKIE ROBERT G [CA]


Patent No.: US6572630B1  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Atherectomy device

Applicant/Assignee: REX MEDICAL, L.P

Application No.: 09/629313   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Atherectomy device for removing plaque from the interior of a lumen comprising a rotatable head having a nose, central portion and tail portion. The nose position is bulbously outwardly curved, the tail portion defines a rear extremity of the head and is rectangular in transverse cross-section and tapered, and the central portion tapers from the circular nose portion to the tail portion.

Priority: US20000117719F Applic. Date: 2000-01-31

Inventor: MCGUCKIN JR JAMES F [US]; HINCHLIFFE PETER W J [US]; PETERS WALTER H [US]


Patent No.: US6573245B1  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Modified polysaccharide adjuvant-protein antigen conjugates, the preparation thereof and the use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: GALENICA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/301115   Filing Date: 28/Apr/1999

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to chemical conjugates (herein referred to as polysaccharide adjuvant-antigen conjugates) that have a polysaccharide backbone capable of binding to the cell surface of Antigen Presenting Cells (APCs), to which is covalently attached (a) one or more molecules having a stable carbonyl group (i.e. an aldehyde and ketone group that is capable of reacting with amino groups to form an imine or Schiff base), and (b) one or more polypeptides or peptides that are capable of eliciting an immunogenic response when covalently attached to polysaccharide backbone. Also disclosed are methods for making the conjugates and methods of using the conjugates to enhance the potentiation of an immune response in a mammal. Also disclosed is a method of vaccination, and pharmaceutical and veterinary compositions comprising one or more of the polysaccharide adjuvant-antigen conjugates of the present invention.

Priority: US19980083106P Applic. Date: 1998-04-28

Inventor: MARCIANI DANTE J [US]


Patent No.: US6573282B1  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Peripherally active anti-hyperalgesic opiates

Applicant/Assignee: ADOLOR CORPORATION THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Application No.: 09/374634   Filing Date: 16/Aug/1999

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: US1998-199873 Applic. Date: 1998-11-24; US1996-712881 Applic. Date: 1996-09-12; US1995-528510 Applic. Date: 1995-09-12

Inventor: YAKSH TONY L [US]; MAYCOCK ALAN L [US]


Patent No.: US6573312B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Photo-cured dental pit and fissure sealant composition for caries prevention

Applicant/Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DENTKIST CO. LTD

Application No.: 09/749878   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a photo-cured dental pit and fissure sealant composition for caries prevention: i) based on the multifunctional prepolymer mixture of 2,2-bis-(4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloyloxypropoxy)phenyl)propane ("Bis-GMA"), which has conventionally been used as dental pit and fissure sealant for caries prevention, and a multifunctional prepolymer formed by substituting hydrogen atoms in hydroxyl group with methacrylate groups in the Bis-GMA molecules

and ii) comprising a diluent, an inorganic filler, a photoinitiation system, and other additives. The dental pit and fissure sealant composition of the present invention is based on a multifunctional prepolymer mixture and has better physical and mechanical properties and biocompatibility than a conventional composition based on Bis-GMA only.

Priority: KR20000062825 Applic. Date: 2000-10-25

Inventor: HAN DONG-KEUN [KR]; AHN KWANG-DUK [KR]; JEONG JIN-HEE [KR]


Patent No.: US6575743B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Dental mirror stem

Applicant/Assignee: DENTISTRY RESEARCHERS & DESIGNERS, INC

Application No.: 10/050523   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A dental mirror stem in which a shaft abuts against, and is contiguous with a side surface of a substantially circular disc provided with a reflective surface in forming the dental mirror stem with only the shaft supporting the disc as the reflective surface for the mirror, thereby eliminating the frame of prior dental mirror stems in which a glass surface was inserted, to eliminate a channel where tooth particle debris, blood, virus and other contaminants are captured and collected during dental drilling.

Priority: US1998-139092 Applic. Date: 1998-08-24

Inventor: MICHNICK BRUCE T [US]


Patent No.: US6575746B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Intraoral device and method of using the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/006732   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The present invention involves an intraoral illumination device and method for illuminating the interior cavity of a patient's mouth during a medical procedure. The illumination device includes a bite block adapted to be engaged by a patient's teeth for resting the patient's jaw during the medical procedure and fixing the bite block within the patient's mouth. An arcuate light dispersion piece is connected to the bite block so that, in use, the light dispersion piece is orientated in a rear, central part of the oral cavity of the patient's mouth so that dispersed light can be transmitted outward from the rear, central part of the oral cavity. A tongue and cheek retractor is adapted to retract and protect the patient's tongue and adjacent cheek tissue during the medical procedure.

Multiple fluid evacuation channels are carried by the device and are adapted to communicate with the interior cavity of the patient's mouth for removing fluids from the oral cavity during the medical procedure.

Priority: US2001-777491 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05; US2000-490923 Applic. Date: 2000-01-25; US1998-193916 Applic. Date: 1998-11-17

Inventor: HIRSCH JAMES A [US]; HIRSCH THOMAS R [US]


Patent No.: US6575752B1  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Tooth surface treatment composition and methods

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 09/569373   Filing Date: 11/May/2000

Abstract:

A tooth surface treatment composition includes an acidic component which is at least one water-soluble acid in an aqueous solution, such that when the composition is applied to the tooth surface and not subsequently washed, it will increase the adhesiveness of the tooth structure. A method of treating a tooth structure includes contacting the tooth structure with such a composition.

Priority: US1998-135047 Applic. Date: 1998-08-17; US1997-834614 Applic. Date: 1997-04-14

Inventor: PFLUG KAI [DE]; BLACKWELL GORDON BRIAN [DE]; JEFFERIES STEVEN R [US]; KASE HANS ROLF [DE]


Patent No.: US6575896B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Method for treating tissue and apparatus for use therewith

Applicant/Assignee: ENTERIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 09/851610   Filing Date: 08/May/2001

Abstract:

A method for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease in a body of a mammal is provided. At least one nonaqueous solution is introduced into the wall in the vicinity of the lower esophageal sphincter. A nonbiodegradable solid is formed from the at least one nonaqueous solution in the wall to augment the wall. An apparatus for use in the procedure is provided.

Priority: US1999-232056 Applic. Date: 1999-01-15; US19980111884P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: SILVERMAN DAVID E [US]; STEIN ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US6576225B1  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Dental care composition

Applicant/Assignee: KERRHAWE SA

Application No.: 09/566128   Filing Date: 05/May/2000

Abstract:

A dental care composition for the prophylactic dental hygiene (prophylactic paste) comprises as principal components the following: from 10 to 80% by weight, preferably from 35 to 55% by weight, of a polishing body containing plate shaped rock particles, preferably perlite particles

from 20 to 80% by weight, preferably from 40 to 50% by weight, of a nonionic, preferably polymeric surface active agent

and from 0 to 20% by weight, preferably from 1 to 10% by weight, of an emulsifier or emulsifier blend. Polyethylene glycols (Macrogol) having molecular weights of from 200 to 1,000, preferably of from 200 to 600, are particularly suited as pure compounds or as a blend of different variants having different molecular weights. The dental care composition shows a smooth and soft consistency and has only a weak tendency of being splashed during its application in the mouth.

Priority: EP19990810396 Applic. Date: 1999-05-06

Inventor: KILCHER BEAT [CH]; BALMELLI PATRIZIA [CH]; SILBER GERT [CH]; VON WEISSENFLUH BEAT A [CH]


Patent No.: US6576226B1  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Local delivery of agents for disruption and inhibition of bacterial biofilm for treatment of periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/715514   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods of treating periodontal disease and related disorders utilizing a sustained, controlled release targeted delivery method to effectively disrupt and inhibit bacterial biofilms at periodontal treatment sites.

Priority:

Inventor: JERNBERG GARY R [US]


Patent No.: US6579513B1  Issued: 17/Jun/2003

Title: Hygiene mouthspray composition

Applicant/Assignee: PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/038544   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a mouthspray formulation, which reduces oral bacteria and is effective against dental plaque, gingivitis and oral malodor. The preferred formulation has a bactericidal agent with cetyl pyridinium chloride and domiphen bromide, an alcohol, a sweetener component, and a flavor system. The flavor system may also have or more of the following: a flavorant, a humectant, a surfactant, a sweetener, and a colorant agent.

Priority:

Inventor: TASHJIAN ANNE [US]; MILLS SUSAN [US]


Patent No.: US6579541B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2003

Title: OXIDATIVE FLUORINATOR COMPOUNDS AS ANTIMICROBIALS

Applicant/Assignee: MARANTECH HOLDING, LLC

Application No.: 09/808946   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method and composition for destroying or inhibiting proliferation of microbes using oxidative fluorinator compounds. Fluoride salts that do not dissociate completely in aqueous solutions, such as tri- or tetravalent transition metal fluorides, inert gas fluorides, or tri- or tetravalent rare earth fluorides, are effective antimicrobial agents even at levels up to about 20 ppm, when used alone or in conjunction with a strong oxidizer.

Priority: US20000192677P Applic. Date: 2000-03-28

Inventor: ANTELMAN MARVIN S [IL]


Patent No.: US6579663B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2003

Title: Organometallic monoacylarylphosphines

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/037111   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula IR1 and R2 independently of one another are C1-C20alkyl, OR11, CF3 or halogen

R3, R4 and R5 independently of one another are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, OR11 or halogen

R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 independently of one another are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl

C2-C20alkyl which is interrupted once or more than once by nonconsecutive O atoms and which is unsubstituted or substituted by OH and/or SH

or R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 are OR11, SR11, N(R12)(R13), phenyl or halogen

R11 is C1-C20alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, phenyl, benzyl or C2-C20alkyl which is interrupted once or more than once by O or S and which is unsubstituted or substituted by OH and/or SH

R12 and R13 independently of one another are hydrogen, C114 C20alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, phenyl, benzyl or C2-C20alkyl which is interrupted once or more than once by nonconsecutive O atoms and which is unsubstituted or substituted by OH and/or SH

or R12 and R13 together are C3-C5alkylene which can be interrupted by O, S or NR14

R14 is hydrogen, phenyl, C1-C12alkyl or C2-C12alkyl which is interrupted once or more than once by O or S and which is unsubstituted or substituted by OH and/or SH

and M is hydrogen, Li, Na or K

are valuable intermediates for the preparation of unsymmetrical bisacylphosphine oxides and monoacylphosphine oxides.

Priority: CH20000000255 Applic. Date: 2000-02-08; US2001-776657 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05

Inventor: WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; AEBLI BEAT MICHAEL [CH]; HUG GEBHARD [CH]


Patent No.: US6581234B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Dental brush unit comprising gear connections

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/824854   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to replaceable dental brush units useful in an electric toothbrush. In particular, the invention provides for a replaceable dental brush unit useful in an electric toothbrush that uses gear links for connecting and driving motions of bristle head by motors.

Priority:

Inventor: LEE JIN PO [US]; CHIANG CHENG-CHIEH [TW]


Patent No.: US6581603B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Oral appliance

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/016884   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The oral appliance engages over the mandibular incisors and presents a flat raised upper contact surface which is sufficiently wide to contact at least part of one of the two upper center incisors and preferably both of them. This prevents tooth contact between the upper and lower dental arches to prevent grinding of the teeth. It prevents contact of the upper canine teeth with any teeth or the appliance so as to decrease the facial muscular tension which is sometimes associated with headaches and migraines. Application of the appliance to the lower dental arch is phonetically and aesthetically superior to other configurations and arrangements.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHAMES JOSEPH [US]


Patent No.: US6582123B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Package incorporating a pressure venting feature

Applicant/Assignee: TECKSOM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Application No.: 09/544841   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A bag(1) to define a containment region for food, said bag formed of a multiply plastics film to define a front panel and back panel and being square or rectangular in shape wherein said side edges(12) and bottom edges(6) of each panel are sealed to each other said bag further comprising at said sealed bottom, a vent passage(2) to allow the escape of some fluid from the containment region of said bag during heating, the vent passage provided between said front and back panels where a region(5) of the internal most ply(4) of said multiply plastic film of at least one of said front or back panels is of a less or non-heat sealable nature to the remainder the material of the internal most ply at the sealed bottom.

Priority: GB20000000930 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14

Inventor: TANG LUEN SING [HK]


Patent No.: US6582224B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Animal toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/095390   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A powered rotational toothbrush for cleaning the teeth of a dog. The toothbrush includes a battery powered handle having a rotational output shaft coupled to a cylindrical brush. The handle includes a button for initiating the rotation of the brush. A method of using the toothbrush includes rotating the brush while the dog bites down onto it.

Priority:

Inventor: LILIEN LAWRENCE D [US]; LILIEN GREGORY [US]


Patent No.: US6582228B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Surgical implant system, article and kit

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/766064   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A surgical implant system includes an implant body and an osseostimulative surface applied to, or used with, the implant body, the surface including a calcium sulfate (CS) compound which is a member selected from the group consisting of CS dihydrate, CS hemihydrate, anhydrous CS, and mixtures thereof. The performance and rate of resorption of the osseostimulative surface may be improved or modified through the use of a stabilizing component, a viscosity modifier, a pH modifier, or a cell growth inductive microgeometry. The system is also definable in terms of an in situ system of bone augmentation in which a bio-resorbable CS matrix, in various physical forms, from a kit is disposed about the surgical implant positioned within an osseotomy site.

Priority: US1998-187584 Applic. Date: 1998-11-06

Inventor: RICCI JOHN L [US]; ALEXANDER HAROLD [US]; HOLLANDER BRUCE [US]; KOZAK INGO [US]


Patent No.: US6582383B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: BANDAGE FOR APPLICATION OF THERAPEUTIC COLD OR HEAT TREATMENTS TO INJURIES

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/371314   Filing Date: 10/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A bandage wrapped around a body part has a flexible central web which is generally annular in shape. At least one pouch is affixed to the central web. The pouch contains a removable temperature transference source therewithin. The bandage is especially suited for the treatment of swelling, and for use during post-operative surgeries. It is also suited for treatment of traumatic insults to various body regions, including the chest, torso, legs, arms, wrists, shoulder, head and neck, knees, thighs, ankles, jaw, chin, lower back, knee thigh and shoulder and the like.

Priority:

Inventor: HORNING LARRY R [US]


Patent No.: US6582682B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Oral care compositions comprising stabilized chlorine dioxide

Applicant/Assignee: NOVILLE, INC

Application No.: 10/230923   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Oral care compositions comprising chlorine dioxide and excipients, including flavoring agents and ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil having ethoxylation numbers from about 35 to about 60. The flavoring agents become bound to the hydrophobic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil molecule and become encapsulated within the molecule as the hydrophilic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil wraps around the flavoring agent. The flavoring agent does not undergo oxidation. The oral care compositions do not develop either a chlorine odor or yellowing discoloration. The oral care compositions can be packaged, stored, sold and used in a single package.

Priority: US2000-699737 Applic. Date: 2000-10-30

Inventor: STIER ROGER E [US]


Patent No.: US6582695B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Sphingomyelinase compositions and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: VSL PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 09/861774   Filing Date: 22/May/2001

Abstract:

The use of sphingomyelinase to increase the levels of skin and mucosal ceramides, as well as dermatological and cosmetic compositions containing same which are suitable for topical application are disclosed.

Priority: IT1996RM00799 Applic. Date: 1996-11-22; WO1997IT00278 Applic. Date: 1997-11-14; US1999-308366 Applic. Date: 1999-05-18

Inventor: CAVALIERE VESELY RENATA MARIA [IT]; DE SIMONE CLAUDIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6582708B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Tooth whitening substance

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/605774   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a product comprising tooth whitening substance which comprises a high concentration of water, a peroxide, a gelling agent, and carrier materials. The tooth whitening substance will remain stable when stored as a thin layer. The present invention also relates to a method of storage of a tooth whitening substance and a method producing a stable thin layer of tooth whitening substance on a strip of material. Additionally, the present invention relates to the benefits obtained from the tooth whitening composition.

Priority:

Inventor: SAGEL PAUL ALBERT [US]; BERNHEIM SUE ELLEN [US]; GOODHART LESLE MARIE [US]; SHAHIDI HOOMAN [US]


Patent No.: US6583197B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Dental adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU

Application No.: 09/609696   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A dental adhesive composition comprising:(A) 100 parts by weight of a polymerizable unsaturated monomer containing 5% by weight or more of a radical polymerizable monomer having an acid group

(B) 35 to 100 parts by weight of an acid-reactive filler

(C) 35 to 100 parts by weight of water

(D) 5 to 100 parts by weight of a water-soluble organic solvent

and,(E) 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a polymerization catalyst.

Priority: JP19990194450 Applic. Date: 1999-07-08; JP20000181729 Applic. Date: 2000-06-16

Inventor: WADA TOHRU [JP]; IKEMURA KUNIO [JP]; KOURO YOSHIAKI [JP]; KIMOTO KATSUYA [JP]; SHINNO KAZUYA [JP]


Patent No.: US6583248B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Polymerizable cyclodextrin derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 09/684513   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The polymerizable cyclodextrin derivatives ("PCDs") of this invention relate to cyclodextrin derivatives wherein substantially each molecule of which contains one or more covalently attached polymerizable group or groups, may also contain one or more other types of functional groups covalently attached, may also have other types of molecules that are complexed or more particularly within the otherwise empty spaces within the cyclodextrin derivatives, and combinations and permutations of these characteristics.

Priority: US1998-057766 Applic. Date: 1998-04-09; US1997-779276 Applic. Date: 1997-01-06

Inventor: BOWEN RAFAEL L [US]


Patent No.: US6585711B1  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Nursing dribble pad

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/566414   Filing Date: 08/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention provides a nursing dribble pad which is applied by adhesive to either the mother's breast or the top of a nursing bottle so as to absorb any dribbled liquid on the region around the mouth of the infant when nursing. The dribble pad is soft and rapidly absorbs substantially all liquid which dribbles from the infant's mouth. The dribble pad has a facing layer, an absorbent layer and a liquid impermeable layer.

Priority: US19990133795P Applic. Date: 1999-05-12

Inventor: LOHRASBI MARILYN J [US]


Patent No.: US6585962B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Use of polyamino acid derivatives as preserving agents, compositions comprising them and preserving process using them

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/770472   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Processes for preserving compositions, such as cosmetic and dermatological compositions, which may be intended for topical applications, through the use of at least one certain polyamino acid derivatives. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one certain polyamino acid derivatives

Priority: FR20000001208 Applic. Date: 2000-01-28

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; BENARD SYLVIE [FR]; CUPFERMAN SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6585964B1  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Method for preventing or minimizing biodegradation of a substance

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSPHERICS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/305739   Filing Date: 06/May/1999

Abstract:

There is disclosed a method for preventing or minimizing biodegradation of a substance which normally contains a naturally occurring optical isomer which comprises replacing the naturally occurring optical isomer with the corresponding unnatural optical isomer.

Priority:

Inventor: LEVIN GILBERT V [US]; PINCHOT ROY B [US]


Patent No.: US6586213B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Process for clarification of xanthan solutions and xanthan gum produced thereby

Applicant/Assignee: CP KELCO U.S., INC

Application No.: 09/833559   Filing Date: 13/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A process is disclosed for clarifying an aqueous xanthan gum solution comprising treatment of the xanthan solution with at least one chelating agent, surfactant, organic acid, or a mixture thereof, and with a protease enzyme or a lysozyme and a protease enzyme. Also disclosed is a highly purified solid xanthan gum and compositions containing the same, wherein the gum is obtained from the clarified xanthan gum solution.

Priority: US20000196926P Applic. Date: 2000-04-14

Inventor: KOBZEFF JOSEPH M [US]; MEAD DANIEL E [US]; TALASHEK TODD A [US]; DIMASI DON [US]


Patent No.: US6589512B1  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Compositions comprising organosiloxane resins for delivering oral care substances

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/019029   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed is a composition for delivering an oral care substance to the oral cavity, comprising: (a) an organosiloxane resin

(b) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin

(c) a rheology modifier

and (d) at least one oral care substance. The present invention is also directed to such compositions comprising: (a) an organosiloxane resin

(b) a fluid diorganopolysiloxane polymer

(c) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin and the fluid diorganopolysiloxane polymer

(d) a rheology modifier

and (e) at least one oral care substance. Further disclosed is a method of using these compositions.

Priority: WO1999US15131 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO2000US15891 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09

Inventor: YUE JIANG [US]; CRISANTI MARK MATTHEW [US]; MAJETI SATYANARAYANA [US]; BURGESS STEVEN CARL [US]; LI LI [US]; MITRA SEKHAR [CN]


Patent No.: US6589513B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Oral hygiene formulation and method of use

Applicant/Assignee: LESKO-CARE, L.L.C

Application No.: 09/957095   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A formulation which promotes gum and oral health through the presence of natural components exhibiting astringent, antiseptic and local stimulant effects. The formulation can be in the form of a concentrate, an oral rinse, gel, ointment, and other topical forms. The formulation also promotes healing of sores and wounds as well as preventing toothdecay. The use of cayenne as a preferred component has a synergistic effect on other components effects.

Priority: US20000234064P Applic. Date: 2000-09-20

Inventor: LESKY JOSEPH [US]; LESKY JAMES [US]; LESKY TERESA [US]


Patent No.: US6589525B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Method and device for preparing a dental implant by immersion in a culture of mesenchymal cells

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME NATURAL IMPLANT

Application No.: 09/833002   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention concerns a method of manufacturing a dental implant comprising:preparing an implant composed of a root portion and a crown portion and constituted by an inert biocompatible material in a shape which is adapted to an extracted tooth

immersing the root portion of said implant into a culture of undifferentiated mesenchymal cells in a culture medium the composition of which allows differentiation into cementoblasts and fibroblasts, over a period which is sufficient for said differentiation and for adhesion of cementoblasts to the root portion and the formation of a first layer of cementum and an alveolodental ligament primordium attached to said cementum

recovering the implant carrying differentiated tissues affixed to its root portion.

Priority: FR19980012831 Applic. Date: 1998-10-13; WO1999FR02462 Applic. Date: 1999-10-12

Inventor: GAULT PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US6589551B1  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Chewable oral unit dosage

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER HEALTHCARE (UK) LIMITED

Application No.: 09/720349   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2001

Abstract:

An oral unit dosage comprising a substrate defining a plurality of discrete reservoirs each containing a liquid fill for release in the mouth.

Priority: GB19980014234 Applic. Date: 1998-07-02; WO1999GB01851 Applic. Date: 1999-06-10

Inventor: JOLLIFFE IAN GORDON [GB]


Patent No.: US6589591B1  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Method for treating medical devices using glycerol and an antimicrobial agent

Applicant/Assignee: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Application No.: 09/902127   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A non-metallic medical device treated with a antimicrobial agents is provided. Different combinations of antimicrobial agents can be used for different types of non-metallic medical devices depending on the types of infections related to each device. The combination of different antimicrobial substances has a synergistic effect against certain bacteria and fungi. An antimicrobial agent can be used to treat a non-metallic medical device by mixing the antimicrobial agent with an acid solution and glycerol and exposing the non-metallic medical device to the resulting mixture such that an enough of the antimicrobial agent binds to a portion of the non-metallic medical device to inhibit the growth of bacterial and fungal organisms.

Priority:

Inventor: MANSOURI MOHAMMAD DAVID [US]; DAROUICHE RABIH O [US]


Patent No.: US6591140B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Apparatus and system for stimulating mouth muscles

Applicant/Assignee: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Application No.: 09/737116   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2000

Abstract:

An apparatus and system for inducing stimulation of muscles within the mouth. The apparatus includes a housing having a controller. A muscular contact member extends from the housing and is configured to contact muscles within the mouth, including for example the palate and the tongue. A vibrating device cooperates with the controller and muscular contact member to transmit vibration to the muscular contact member and in turn to muscles within the mouth. In the system, such an apparatus is provided that is rechargeable. A storage base receives the rechargeable apparatus when it is not in use and includes a battery charger. The storage base also optionally includes disinfecting means for cleaning the muscular contact member.

Priority:

Inventor: STROME SCOTT E [US]; FABRY DAVID A [US]; STROME MARSHALL [US]; FJERSTAD WAYNE H [US]


Patent No.: US6591440B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Brushroll with rotatably mounted end assembly

Applicant/Assignee: THE SCOTT FETZER COMPANY

Application No.: 09/974354   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A vacuum cleaner brushroll having skirted, one piece plastic ferrules inserted into the ends of a tufted, wood spindle so that the ferrule skirts embrace the spindle end portions to prevent the ferrules from loosening upon expansion of the spindle due to moisture. The skirts are drilled to permit angled tufting to be inserted very near the spindle ends with the tufting extending axially and radially outwardly beyond the spindle ends to provide improved edge cleaning and create a wider cleaning path compared to conventional brushroll designs.

Priority:

Inventor: STEGENS ALFRED H [US]; STEGENS ERIC A [US]


Patent No.: US6591489B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Apparatus for manufacturing photographic films and photographic film cassette

Applicant/Assignee: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/166661   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2002

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; US2000-662818 Applic. Date: 2000-09-15; US1997-924138 Applic. Date: 1997-09-05; US1995-542867 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.: US6591586B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Method and a system for filling goods in bags from a coherent series of bag members

Applicant/Assignee: SCHUR PACKAGING SYSTEMS A/S

Application No.: 09/647928   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2000

Abstract:

In connection with the packaging of items or loose material in sheet packings it is known to use a web of cohering flat bag members, which is successively conveyed to a filling station, in which the bag members are opened, one by one, for filling and subsequent closing and separation from the web. The free mouth edges of the bag members or the web are profiled for supported conveyance on opposed carrier rods, tubes or gripping chains which, just before the filling station, diverge from each other for effecting opening of the bag members. The invention provides for a flat bag web, the upright edge strip portions of which are caused to be folded down over respective opposed carrier chains. These strip portions are prepared with a row of perforations which, by the down-folding, are moved down into holding contact with holding pins upwardly projecting from the carrier chains, whereby a very safe carrying and conveying engagement is obtained without any special profilation of the mouth edges and with a simple design of the carrier chains.

Priority: DK19980000548 Applic. Date: 1998-04-21; WO1999DK00219 Applic. Date: 1999-04-21

Inventor: PAPE HENRIK [DK]


Patent No.: US6591600B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Rotor spinning machine

Applicant/Assignee: RIETER CZ A.S

Application No.: 09/911864   Filing Date: 24/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a rotor spinning machine comprising a plurality of operating units situated next to each other, each of which contains a spinning unit (1) with a singling-out device (5) having in its body a rotatably mounted combing roller (52) equipped on its circumferential surface with an operative coating (521) around which there is provided in the body (51) of the singling-out device a circumferential fibre channel (511) whose operative section extends in the sense of rotation of the combing roller (52) from the mouth of the sliver feeding device (4) to the supply channel (6) bringing the singled-out fibres into the rotor, said circumferential fibre channel (511) having provided therein the mouth of a closable auxiliary supply channel (514) for pressure air.

The closable auxiliary supply channel (514) of pressure air of each spinning unit (1) is connected to the outlet (531) of a closable means (53) related thereto whose inlet (532) is by a pressure air pipe 9) connected to a pressure air source (10).

Priority: CZ20000002736 Applic. Date: 2000-07-26

Inventor: LUDVICEK JOSEF [CZ]; KOUSALIK PAVEL [CZ]; MARKL JAROSLAV [CZ]; TESAR TOMAS [CZ]


Patent No.: US6592280B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Container and applicator assembly

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/838883   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A container and applicator assembly includes an applicator with a handle and a dispensing tip, and a container with a chamber that detachably receives at least part of the applicator. The container has an inner surface with a plurality of protrusions that extend in the chamber along side portions of the tip. The protrusions facilitate distribution of the composition across the tip and also help to prevent unintentional movement of the composition to other areas.

Priority:

Inventor: PETRICH ROBERT W [US]; FLEISHER LARRY D [US]


Patent No.: US6592368B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Dental cortical plate alignment platform

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/561888   Filing Date: 01/May/2000

Abstract:

This application relates to a dental apparatus for the initial and subsequent guidance of drills, hypodermic needles, or drug delivery devices into the cortical plate of human mandibular and maxillary bones. The invention comprises a thin platform with one or a plurality of angled or straight preformed perforations serving as entrance ports. Each port is optimally heralded by a radio-opaque marker to enable a view of the tooth root prior to drilling for a superior selection of a nerve deadening site and a whisker tubule visually displaying the drill's angle. The platform can be positioned on either the inner or outer side of the cortical plate, and is optimized for use with a dedicated indexing bite apparatus, a dedicated rubber dam style clamp, or by attachment to a RINN positioner or the like.

Priority:

Inventor: WEATHERS JR ARTHUR K [US]


Patent No.: US6592371B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Method and system for imaging and modeling a three dimensional structure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/993110   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Systems and methods for generating a three-dimensional (3D) model of a structure include coating the structure with a luminescent substance to enhance the image quality, the luminescent substance having an excitation range

and capturing one or more images of the structure through at least one image aperture each having a frequency sensitivity, wherein the frequency sensitivity of each image aperture is maximized for the luminescent material emission range.

Priority: US2000-696065 Applic. Date: 2000-10-25; US2000-726834 Applic. Date: 2000-11-30

Inventor: DURBIN DUANE [US]; DURBIN DENNIS [US]


Patent No.: US6592851B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Methods for dentistry using compositions comprising an oil

Applicant/Assignee: DAKOTA DENTAL DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/944833   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method of utilizing a non-metallic composition to repair or seal hard dental tissue, wherein the non-metallic compositions harden in the mouth to form substantially permanent fixtures. The compositions comprise an amount of an essential oil effective to alter the sensor properties, i.e., the taste or smell, of the composition, and that desirably imparts a pleasant taste and/or odor. The essential oil further advantageously provides the composition, once hardened in the mouth, with a surface more hydrophobic than a corresponding composition, thereby inhibiting the deposition or formation of bacterial plaque.

Priority: US1999-427876 Applic. Date: 1999-10-27

Inventor: WARFORD III JOHN H [US]; COMBE EDWARD C [US]; WARFORD II JOHN H [US]


Patent No.: US6592852B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Zinc citrate beads in oral compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/132046   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2002

Abstract:

An anti-tartar oral product is provided which includes from about 0.001 to about 20% of beads which include a zinc salt and a gum held in a water matrix, the zinc salt and gum being present in a relative weight ratio from about 10,000:1 to about 10:1, and a dental base.

Priority:

Inventor: RYLES CHRISTINE WATSON [US]; WILLIAMS DAVID ROBERT [US]; ZIEMKIEWICZ ALEXANDER GEORGE [US]; URBAEZ JESUS ANTONIO [US]


Patent No.: US6592853B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Dentin desensitizer containing stannous fluoride

Applicant/Assignee: BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 09/512526   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A desensitizing agent for the cleaning and treatment of sensitive teeth in which the essential desensitizing ingredient is a combination of a first desensitizing agent in an amount of about 0.1 to about 2 wt. % of SnF2, and a second desensitizing agent in an amount of about 0.1 to about 20 wt. % of a water soluble or water swellable polyelectrolyte. Dentifrice compositions employing the desensitizing agent of the present invention surprisingly exhibit excellent organoleptic and flavor release properties.

Priority: US19990123611P Applic. Date: 1999-03-10

Inventor: DODD GREGORY P [US]; MARKOWITZ KENNETH J [US]


Patent No.: US6592884B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Method of using alpha-keto enamine derivatives as ingredients and products incorporating same

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 09/863970   Filing Date: 23/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention concerns the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions including a compound of general formula:alone or in combination, as an ingredient for food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and perfume compositions, wherein R1 includes N-Pyrrolidinyl, N-Pyridinyl, N-(amino-diethyl), N-(2-carboxy-pyrrolidinyl), N-(2-Methoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidinyl), or a combination thereof

R2 includes hydrogen, methyl, or a combination thereof

X includes methylene, ethylidene, 1-Propylidene, oxy radical, or a combination thereof

and Y includes methylene, ethylidene, 1-propylidene, oxy radical, ethan-1,2-diyl, ethen-1,2-diyl, propan-1,2-diyl, ethan-1,2-oxy-1,2-yl, or a combination thereof. Food products containing such compositions, as well as methods of imparting a cooling effect on a consumer's skin, are also included.

Priority: EP20000110886 Applic. Date: 2000-05-23

Inventor: HOFMANN THOMAS [DE]; OTTINGER HARALD [DE]; FRANK OLIVER [DE]; SOLDO TOMISLAV [DE]; CERNY CHRISTOPH [CH]; ROBERT FABIEN [FR]; BLANK IMRE [CH]


Patent No.: US6592906B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Anticariogenic dairy product and its use

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 09/776647   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a food composition containing an effective quantity of rennetted milk for preventing or treating dental caries or dental plaque. The invention also relates to a method of preparing the composition.

Priority: EP19980202658 Applic. Date: 1998-08-07; WO1999EP05335 Applic. Date: 1999-07-20

Inventor: NEESER JEAN-RICHARD [CH]; GUGGENHEIM BERNHARD [CH]; PARMANTIER CLAUDE [FR]


Patent No.: US6593357B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Pyrazole compositions useful as inhibitors of ERK

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/225719   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Described herein are compounds that are useful as protein kinase inhibitors having the formula:where R1-4, Q, and T are described in the specification. The compounds are useful for treating disease states in mammals that are alleviated by a protein kinase inhibitor, particularly diseases such as cancer, inflammatory disorders, restenosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Priority: US2001-972437 Applic. Date: 2001-10-05; WO2001US03911 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05; US20000242935P Applic. Date: 2000-10-24; US20000191956P Applic. Date: 2000-03-24; US20000180506P Applic. Date: 2000-02-05

Inventor: GREEN JEREMY [US]; CAO JINGRONG [US]; HALE MICHAEL [US]; BAKER CHRISTOPHER [US]; MALTAIS FRANCOIS [US]; JANETKA JAMES [US]; MULLICAN MICHAEL [US]; BEMIS GUY [US]; XIE XIAOLING [US]; STRAUB JUDITH [US]; TANG QING [US]


Patent No.: US6594905B2  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: Hair removing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 09/931559   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The invention is directed to a hair removing apparatus as, for example, a dry shaving apparatus, a hair clipping machine, an epilation appliance, with a housing and a liquid conveying arrangement comprising a liquid container, a drivable pumping device with a pump inlet and a pump outlet, and a liquid dispensing device for wetting a human skin and/or hairs with liquid, wherein the liquid dispensing device is adapted to be coupled to the pump inlet by way of a first liquid conduit and to the liquid container by way of at least one second liquid conduit.

Priority: DE19991007025 Applic. Date: 1999-02-19; WO1999EP08523 Applic. Date: 1999-11-06

Inventor: FUERST STEFAN [DE]; HACZEK WERNER [DE]; PETER ANDREAS [DE]


Patent No.: US6596313B2  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: Nutritional supplement and methods of using it

Applicant/Assignee: THE QUIGLEY CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/122991   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A nutritional supplement for promoting the health of salivary glands and supporting the normal or healthy swallowing in a person includes ingredients obtainable from turmeric, ginger, and horseradish. The nutritional supplement may also be used to treat symptoms such as symptoms of a common cold, a sore throat, congestion, mucositis, laryngitis, arthritis, mucous membrane inflammation and sialorrhea is disclosed. This nutritional supplement can be orally administered a person. The nutritional supplement may further include optional ingredients such as ingredients obtainable from slippery elm bark powder and green tea, as well as other optional ingredients. This nutritional supplement may further include a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for oral administration.

A method of promoting the health of salivary glands, supporting the normal or healthy swallowing and/or treating sialorrhea in a person involves administering the nutritional supplement orally to a person one to six times daily, as needed. A method of treating symptoms of a common cold, a sore throat, congestion, laryngitis, mucositis, sialorrhea, arthritis and mucous membrane inflammation involves administering the nutritional supplement of the present invention orally to a patient one to fifteen times daily, as needed. To achieve the best effect, the nutritional supplement should be held in the mouth of a patient for 5 to 60 minutes. A method of administering this nutritional supplement to a carrier carrying viruses to inhibit or exterminate the viruses includes the step of administering the nutritional supplement to the carrier.

Priority: US2001-923090 Applic. Date: 2001-08-06

Inventor: ROSENBLOOM RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6596445B1  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: O-acyloxime photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/338152   Filing Date: 23/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Oximeester compounds of the formulae I, II, III and IVwhereinR1 is phenyl, C1-C20alkyl or C2-C20alkyl optionally interrupted by -O-, C2-C20alkanoyl or benzoyl, or R1 is C2-C12alkoxycarbonyl or phenoxycarbonyl

R1' is C2-C12alkoxycarbonyl, or R1' is phenoxycarbonyl, or R1' is -CONR10R11 or CN

R2 is C2-C12alkanoyl, C4-C6alkenoyl, benzoyl, C2-C6alkoxycarbonyl or phenoxycarbonyl

R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are hydrogen, halogen, C1-C12alkyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl, benzyl, benzoyl, C2-C12alkanoyl, C2-C12alkoxycarbonyl, phenoxycarbonyl or a group OR8, SR9, SOR9, SO2R9 or NR10R11

R4', R5' and R6' are hydrogen, halogen, C1-C12alkyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl, benzyl, benzoyl, C2-C12-alkanoyl, C2-C12alkoxycarbonyl, phenoxycarbonyl, or are a group OR8, SR9, SOR9, SO2R9, NR10R11

provided that at least one of R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R'4, R'5 and R'6 is OR8, SR9 or NR10R

Priority: EP19980810595 Applic. Date: 1998-06-26

Inventor: MATSUMOTO AKIRA [JP]; OKA HIDETAKA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]; KURA HISATOSHI [JP]; BIRBAUM JEAN-LUC [CH]; DIETLIKER KURT [CH]


Patent No.: US6596777B1  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: Moisture containing compositions that are spreadable onto and adherable to biomembranes

Applicant/Assignee: MCNEIL-PPC, INC

Application No.: 08/865169   Filing Date: 29/May/1997

Abstract:

This invention relates to compositions that are easily spreadable onto and adhesive to biomembranes. They contain and provide moisture to the biomembranes and do not readily flow off, i.e., leak from the biomembranes. Nor are they readily removed or washed from the biomembranes. Compositions that adhere to and are compatible with, in that they spread, and do not flow off and are not readily removed or washed from the biomembranes are deemed to be bioadhesive. Such compositions are particularly useful for maintaining biomembranes in a moist condition, for lubricating the biomembranes, and for providing a vehicle for containing and delivering medicaments, such as contraceptives, antifungals and antibacterials. The invention further relates to methods for making and methods of use of such compositions. The compositions of this invention are particularly useful for maintaining biomembranes in a moist condition, especially those that are susceptible to dryness, for lubricating the biomembranes and for providing a vehicle for containing and delivering medicaments, such as contraceptives, antifungals and antibacterials.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHIRALDI MICHAEL T [US]; BURNETT KATHERINE M [US]


Patent No.: US6599432B2  Issued: 29/Jul/2003

Title: Methods for disinfecting small diameter water lines

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/847493   Filing Date: 02/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to disinfecting compositions for dental unit water lines, particularly effective against microbial flora in biofilms which form on the luminal walls of the piping and reservoir components of dental equipment, as well as methods related to the use of such compositions to reduce microbial numbers in water-bearing dental and other equipment and maintain reduced levels on a continuous basis.

Priority:

Inventor: KROSS ROBERT D [US]; WADE WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6599906B1  Issued: 29/Jul/2003

Title: Method of local anesthesia and analgesia

Applicant/Assignee: WEX MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/702826   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2000

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method of producing local analgesia and anesthesia in a mammal experiencing pain in a nerve tissue region. The method includes topically administrating to the region, in a suitable pharmaceutical vehicle, an effective dose of a sodium channel blocking compound.

Priority: CN20001024518 Applic. Date: 2000-09-18

Inventor: KU BAOSHAN [CN]; QI SHIQUAN [CN]


Patent No.: US6599961B1  Issued: 29/Jul/2003

Title: Polymethylmethacrylate augmented with carbon nanotubes

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 09/909666   Filing Date: 20/Jul/2001

Abstract:

An augmented synthetic resin is provided. That resin includes carbon nanotubes dispersed in a polymethylmethacrylate matrix. The method of preparing this synthetic resin includes the mixing and disaggregating of the carbon nanotubes.

Priority: US2001-773293 Applic. Date: 2001-01-31; US20000179569P Applic. Date: 2000-02-01

Inventor: PIENKOWSKI DAVID A [US]; ANDREWS RODNEY J [US]


Patent No.: US6599979B2  Issued: 29/Jul/2003

Title: Carboxylated polymer composition

Applicant/Assignee: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/440274   Filing Date: 15/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A polymer composition containing carboxyl group which is excellent in water solubility, thickening properties and flow characteristics. This composition comprises (A) a cross-linked polymer comprising (a) an alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic acid and (b) a compound having at least two ethylenically unsaturated groups, and (B) at least one polymer selected from among polymers comprising vinylpyrrolidone as an essential monomer and polyethylene oxide.

Priority: JP19950200575 Applic. Date: 1995-07-12; US1998-983442 Applic. Date: 1998-04-22

Inventor: FUJIKAKE MASATO [JP]; KOBAYASHI SHINJI [JP]; HAMAMOTO SHIGEKI [JP]; TABATA MITSUTAKA [JP]; KAWAKITA TOMOKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6601255B1  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: Pool cleaner

Applicant/Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE, INC

Application No.: 09/673873   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A push side pool cleaner (1) has a spheroidal overall shape, within this shape two outer segments (9, 10) serve as wheels and a central zone (8) carries a suction passage (33) and a debris collector (32) also located entirely within the overall shape. The wheels are driven directly by water jets (44, 45) without any gears or other transmission. A flow splitter is provided in the cleaner (1) to divide push side water flow between the jets (44, 45) which drive the wheels and jets (43) which provide impulsion to the suction passage (33).

Priority: WO1999US11035 Applic. Date: 1999-05-19; ZA19980004346 Applic. Date: 1998-05-22; ZA19980009806 Applic. Date: 1998-10-29; ZA19990002896 Applic. Date: 1999-04-23

Inventor: VAN DER MEYDEN HENDRIKUS JOHAN [ZA]; WADMAN ALEXIS ADRIAN FELIPE [ZA]; MOORE MICHAEL EDWARD [ZA]


Patent No.: US6602071B1  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: Hand-held self-contained cleaning system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/681122   Filing Date: 13/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A handheld cleaning device includes a cleaning section having discharge and suction ports

and a pump for causing fluid to be discharged through the discharge port of the cleaning section and for simultaneously creating suction at the suction port of the cleaning section.

Priority:

Inventor: ELLION M EDMUND [US]; SHULTZ MARK J [US]


Patent No.: US6602491B2  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: Composition containing alkylhydroxybenzoates

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/225861   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Oral composition comprising:(a) an alkyl hydroxybenzoate represented by formula 1 wherein R represents an alkyl group comprising at least five carbon atoms, and(b) said composition having an alkaline pH.

Priority: EP20020255498 Applic. Date: 2002-08-06; EP20010307269 Applic. Date: 2001-08-24; EP20010310338 Applic. Date: 2001-12-11

Inventor: HALL PETER JOHN [GB]; LITTLEWOOD DAVID THOMAS [GB]


Patent No.: US6603054B2  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: Fibrous absorbent material and methods of making the same

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 09/842470   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed is a fibrous absorbent structure that is wet stable and has large void volume with a density below the critical density of the fiber employed. In one embodiment, the fibrous absorbent uses open-celled foam technologies to keep the fibrous structure expanded and bonded. In other embodiments, the resulting fibrous structure resembles an open-celled polymeric foam, with fibers serving as struts stabilized by binder material. In another embodiment, the resulting fibrous structure is filled with hydrophilic open-celled foams with the cell size substantially smaller than the fibrous pores. Such a wet-stable, high void volume fibrous absorbent can be used in a disposable product intended for the absorption of fluid such as body fluid, including extensible absorbent articles.

Priority: US1998-083873 Applic. Date: 1998-05-22

Inventor: CHEN FUNG-JOU [US]; LINDSAY JEFFREY DEAN [US]; QIN JIAN [US]; LI YONG [US]


Patent No.: US6604534B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Physical improvements in coated monofilament dental tapes

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TAPE PARTNERS, LLC

Application No.: 09/935922   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed are coated monofilament dental tapes with physical improvements including patient-friendly edges and self-indicating releasable coatings.

Priority: US20000227196P Applic. Date: 2000-08-23; US20000227239P Applic. Date: 2000-08-23; US20000227240P Applic. Date: 2000-08-23; US20000227246P Applic. Date: 2000-08-23

Inventor: HILL IRA D [US]


Patent No.: US6604634B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Receiving bag with enhanced airtight effect

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/906943   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A vacuum receiving bag is formed by a bag body, a sealing edge installed at an opening of the bag body and an airtight valve at a selected position of the bag body. When the plug cover of the airtight valve is pressed by a hand, the airtight valve will conduct, so that air in the bag body will be absorbed and thus the bag will approach to a vacuum state. On the contrary, after the air absorbing tube is taken away, the airtight valve will close automatically. Next, the airtight valve can be used with an air tap, thereby, an operator may operate a pump manually to achieve the object of absorbing air. Moreover, the seal edge at the opening of the bag body is formed by two matched seal strips, and therefore, a preferred air seal effect is achieved.

Priority:

Inventor: SU FU-LONG [TW]


Patent No.: US6605651B1  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Curing methods and material compositions having dental and other applications

Applicant/Assignee: BIOMAT SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 09/391377   Filing Date: 08/Sep/1999

Abstract:

This invention provides a method and material compositions for producing objects containing in whole, or in part, biomedical polymers, especially those having dental use. Microwave sensitive material compositions are injected under pressure into a mold, the mold containing a replica of a body tissue or tissues. While hydraulic pressure is maintained on the material, a microwave source emits metered electromagnetic energy for hardening the material in the 3-dimensionally defined space. For dental and other applications, the mold making, injection and hardening are done sequentially to rapidly produce an object which accurately fits the mold.

Priority: US19980099654P Applic. Date: 1998-09-09

Inventor: STANGEL IVAN [US]; XU JINGWEI [CA]


Patent No.: US6606884B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Sinterable lithium disilicate glass ceramic

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 10/033562   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2001

Abstract:

High-strength sinterable lithium disilicate glass ceramics are described which can be further processed in particular by pressing in the viscous state to shaped dental products.

Priority: DE19961035940 Applic. Date: 1996-09-05; DE19961047739 Applic. Date: 1996-11-06; US1999-379450 Applic. Date: 1999-08-23; US1997-924232 Applic. Date: 1997-09-05; US19970040827P Applic. Date: 1997-03-20

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


Patent No.: US6607000B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Frilly dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/749337   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A frilly dental floss formed of thin wide ribbon with frilly edge(s) or centrally located slits or the combination thereof, made from a strong, naturally waxy, polymer material preferably from a biodegradable, thin-gauged high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material.

Priority:

Inventor: MARWAH PADMA [US]; MARWAH ASHOK KUMAR [US]


Patent No.: US6607385B1  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Method and device for limiting the torque of dental and surgical handpieces

Applicant/Assignee: W & H DENTALWERK BUERMOOS GMBH

Application No.: 09/660717   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2000

Abstract:

In a method for controlling a torque of a motor of dental and surgical handpieces to not exceed a set-point value when screwing in implant members, a motor current for applying the set-point torque is determined immediately before screwing in an implant member with the handpiece and the motor current is limited to the set point value with a motor control during subsequent screwing in of the implant member. The device for carrying out the method has a torque limiter, connectable to a tool receptacle of a handpiece, and a motor current measuring device for measuring a motor current of the motor of the handpiece.

Priority: AT19990001595 Applic. Date: 1999-09-17

Inventor: SEVCIK ROLAND [DE]; FERSTERER JOHANN [AT]


Patent No.: US6607696B1  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Apparatus and method for controlled delivery of a gas

Applicant/Assignee: SELECTIVE MICRO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 09/660117   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are apparatus for delivery of a gas, e.g., carbon dioxide and/or chlorine dioxide, and methods of its use and manufacture. The apparatus includes an envelope, and a sachet within the envelope that contains reactant, which generates a gas in the presence of an initiating agent, e.g., water. The envelope allows release of the gas from the envelope. In another embodiment, the apparatus includes an envelope and a partition that separates two reactants within the envelope. The envelope allows an initiating agent into the envelope and release of the gas generated by the reactants in the presence of the initiating agent.

Priority: US20000190028P Applic. Date: 2000-03-17; US20000183368P Applic. Date: 2000-02-18

Inventor: HAMILTON RICHARD A [US]; WARNER JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US6607711B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Mouth Hygienic Composition For The Treatment of Halitosis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/475122   Filing Date: 30/Dec/1999

Abstract:

A mouth hygienic composition effective in treating halitosis. The composition comprises a chelate comprising a metal ion, preferably a zinc ion, and an amino acid, preferably glycine.

Priority: DK19970001149 Applic. Date: 1997-10-07; WO1998IB01503 Applic. Date: 1998-09-28

Inventor: PEDERSEN EJVIND JERSIE [DK]


Patent No.: US6607712B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Composition and methods containing an antimicrobial essential oil extended from Coleus forskohlii

Applicant/Assignee: SABINSA CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/078262   Filing Date: 20/Feb/2002

Abstract:

An essential oil composition from Coleus forskohlii is used in compositions and methods for the treatment of skin infections and in the prevention and treatment of dental caries.

Priority: US20010269330P Applic. Date: 2001-02-20

Inventor: MAJEED MUHAMMED [US]; PRAKASH SUBBALAKSHMI [US]


Patent No.: US6607778B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Solid delivery systems for aroma ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 09/847906   Filing Date: 03/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to novel solid systems for the delivery of aroma chemicals and flavoring ingredients, including an extrusion formed matrix containing an effective amount of certain specific hydrophilic aroma materials. These systems are useful for flavoring consumer products. An extrusion of solid Furaneol(R) compound and derivatives that have a content of up to 40% by weight of Furaneol(R) compound are disclosed.

Priority: WO1999IB01777 Applic. Date: 1999-11-03; IN1998DE03309 Applic. Date: 1998-11-09; US1998-185536 Applic. Date: 1998-11-04

Inventor: MUTKA JERRY RICHARD [US]; MCIVER ROBERT CLARK [US]; PALMER CHRISTINE ANN [US]; BENCZEDI DANIEL [CH]; BOUQUERAND PIERRE-ETIENNE [FR]; FIRMENICH ANTOINE [CH]


Patent No.: US6608048B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Tricyclic protein kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION WYETH HOLDINGS

Application No.: 09/820132   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2001

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of Formula (I),where A'', Z, X and n are defined herein, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof which are useful as antineoplastic agents and in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Priority: US20000304206P Applic. Date: 2000-03-28

Inventor: TSOU HWEI-RU [US]; OVERBEEK-KLUMPERS ELSEBE GERAL [NL]; WISSNER ALLAN [US]


Patent No.: US6608070B1  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: 2,3-substituted indole compounds as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/355494   Filing Date: 28/Jul/1999

Abstract:

This invention provides a compound of the following formula:or the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof wherein Z is OH, C1-6 alkoxy, -NR2R3 or heterocycle

Q is selected from the following: (a) an optionally substituted phenyl, (b) an optionally substituted 6-membered monocyclic aromatic group containing one, two, three or four nitrogen atom(s), (c) an optionally substituted 5-membered monocyclic aromatic group containing one heteroatom selected from O, S and N and optionally containing one, two or three nitrogen atom(s) in addition to said heteroatom, (d) an optionally substituted C3-7 cycloalkyl and (e) an optionally substituted benzo-fuzed heterocycle

R1 is hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl or halo

R2 and R3 are independently hydrogen, OH, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkyl or C1-4 alkyl substituted with halo, OH, C1-4 alkoxy or CN

X is independently selected from H, halo, C1-4 alkyl, halo-substituted C1-4 alkyl, OH, C1-4 alkoxy, halo-substituted C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylthio, NO2, NH2, di-(C1-4 alkyl)amino and CN

and n is 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.This invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition useful for the treatment of a medical condition in which prostaglandins are implicated as pathogens.

Priority: WO1998IB00003 Applic. Date: 1998-01-05; WO1998IB02065 Applic. Date: 1998-12-18

Inventor: NAKAO KAZUNARI [JP]; STEVENS RODNEY WILLIAM [JP]; KAWAMURA KIYOSHI [JP]; UCHIDA CHIKARA [JP]; KOIKE HIROKI [JP]; CARON STEPHANE [US]


Patent No.: US6608094B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Compounds for the management of aging-related and diabetic vascular complications, process for their preparation and therapeutic uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Application No.: 09/939702   Filing Date: 28/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Novel compounds of the pyridinium series useful for the management of diabetes and aging-related vascular and neurovascular complications, including kidney disease, nerve damage, atherosclerosis, retinopathy, inflammatory disorders, immunological disorders, oxidative stress, dermatological disorders and discoloration of teeth, by breaking preformed AGE, of the general formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,wherein, R1, R2, R3, X and m are as defined in the specification. Also disclosed is a method for preparation of the compounds of general formula (I) and pharmaceutical composition containing one or more compounds as defined above as active ingredients. Also disclosed is a method of treatment of a diabetic patient by administering the compounds as defined above, either singly or in combination with drugs for antidiabetic therapy.

Priority: IN1999CA00828 Applic. Date: 1999-10-06; US2001-801778 Applic. Date: 2001-03-09; WO1999IB01683 Applic. Date: 1999-10-15; US2000-598410 Applic. Date: 2000-06-21

Inventor: SANKARANARAYANAN ALANGUDI [IN]


Patent No.: US6608095B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Sulfonylbenzene compounds as anti-inflammatory/analgesic agents

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 09/841348   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2001

Abstract:

This invention provides a compound of the formula:or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein A is partially unsaturated or unsaturated five membered heterocyclic, or partially unsaturated or unsaturated five membered carbocyclic, wherein the 4-(sulfonyl)phenyl and the 4-substituted phenyl in the formula (I) are attached to ring atoms of Ring A, which are adjacent to each other

R1 is optionally substituted aryl or heteroaryl, with the proviso that when A is pyrazole, R1 is heteroaryl

R2 is C1-4 alkyl, halo-substituted C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkylamino, C1-4 dialkylamino or amino

R3, R4 and R5 are independently hydrogen, halo, C1-4 alkyl, halo-substituted C1-4 alkyl or the like

or two of R3, R4 and R5 are taken together with atoms to which they are attached and form a 4-7 membered ring

R6 and R7 are independently hydrogen, halo, C1-4 alkyl, halo-substituted C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylthio, C1-4 alkylamino or N,N-di C1-4 alkylamino

and m and n are independently 1, 2, 3 or 4.This invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition useful for the treatment of a medical condition in which prostaglandins are implicated as pathogens.

Priority: WO1998IB00912 Applic. Date: 1998-06-11; WO1999IB00970 Applic. Date: 1999-05-31; US1999-446049 Applic. Date: 1999-12-15

Inventor: ANDO KAZUO [JP]; KATO TOMOKI [JP]; KAWAI AKIYOSHI [JP]; NONOMURA TOMOMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6609613B2  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Foil bag stacks, and method and device for producing such bags

Applicant/Assignee: LEMO MASCHINENBAU GMBH

Application No.: 09/881378   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Foil bags are formed as new paper bags by fusing together two webs and tying a detachable strap which has a suspension opening to one said opening of each bag, the strap being separated by a perforation line from the respective side of the bag. A pocket is formed at the end of the bag opposite the insertion opening and can have a flap provided with an adhesive strip covered by a masking layer.

Priority: DE20001028954 Applic. Date: 2000-06-16; US20000212025P Applic. Date: 2000-06-16

Inventor: SCHNEIDER JAKOB [DE]; BRENIG WERNER [DE]; MEYER ARMIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6610275B1  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: DEVICE FOR TREATING DRINKING WATER TO MAKE IT HOSTILE TO DENTAL PLAQUE

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/074540   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A device for treating potable water contains a mixed buffer of a cation exchange resin in the hydrogen ion form and an anion exchange resin, a chelating agent and a sparingly soluble calcium salt, all contained in a porous, flow-through bag.

Priority:

Inventor: OWADES JOSEPH L [US]; OWADES RUTH M [US]


Patent No.: US6610276B2  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Multi-functional dental composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/758148   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel dental compositions and methods for preventing dental plaque and carie formation and generally for inhibiting tooth decay and brightening/whitening teeth. The compositions of this invention comprise organic acids such as acetic acid and salts thereof which can be combined with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers or diluents to be administered in the form of conventional dental compositions. The compositions of the present invention also preferably contain sodium hexametaphosphate.

Priority:

Inventor: MELMAN STEVEN A [US]


Patent No.: US6610277B2  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Appetite suppressant toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/302109   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2002

Abstract:

An appetite suppressant toothpaste formulations which simultaneously suppresses the users appetite while promoting intraoral cleanliness. The toothpaste composition includes toothpaste base ingredients

and at least one of appetite suppressant and appetite depressant herbs. The toothpaste base ingredients include a combination of known amounts of Vegetable Glycerin

Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica

Purified Water

Xylitol

Carrageenan

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

and Titanium Dioxide and a flavoring agent. The appetite suppressing and depressing herbs include at least one of Garcinia Cambogia

Gymnema Sylvestre

Kola Nut

Citrus Aurantium

Yerba Mate

and Griffonia Simplicifolia and comprise a range of substantially 5.5% to substantially 22% by weight of the composition.

The appetite suppressing and depressing herbs may further include at least one of Guarana, Green Tea, myrrh, guggul Lipid and black current seed oil. Alternatively, the toothpaste composition may be in the form of a dental cream or mouthspray.

Priority: US2000-749021 Applic. Date: 2000-12-27; WO2002US36126 Applic. Date: 2002-11-25

Inventor: ZUCKERMAN ARTHUR [US]


Patent No.: US6610322B1  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Self forming, thermodynamically stable liposomes and their applications

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/745292   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A liposome suspension forms spontaneously upon adding a diacylglycerol-PEG lipid to an aqueous solution when the lipid has appropriate packing parameters and the adding occurs above the melting temperature of the lipid. Combinations of lipids may be used in the invention. The liposome suspensions are useful for a variety of purposes, including delivery of theraputic agents.

Priority:

Inventor: KELLER BRIAN CHARLES [US]; LASIC DAN D [US]


Patent No.: US6610667B1  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Compositions for treatment of disorders of the oesophagus

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER HEALTHCARE (UK) LIMITED

Application No.: 09/979538   Filing Date: 07/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Pharmaceutical compositions having improved bioadhesive properties are produced by combining an alginate, xanthan gum and/or a carageenan gum and a glucomannan and/or a galactomannan. The composition can provide both a protecting and a healing effect on mucosal surface.

Priority: GB19990010212 Applic. Date: 1999-05-05; WO2000GB01711 Applic. Date: 2000-05-04

Inventor: DETTMAR PETER WILLIAM [GB]; DICKSON PAUL ANDREW [GB]; HAMPSON FRANK CHADWICK [GB]; JOLLIFFE IAN GORDON [GB]


Patent No.: US6610759B1  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Cationically polymerizable adhesive composition containing an acidic component and methods and materials employing same

Applicant/Assignee: CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/519532   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2000

Abstract:

An adhesive composition that includes a mixture of a cationically polymerizable component, an acidic component, and an initiator is provided. Preferably, the initiator comprises an iodonium salt, a visible light sensitizer, and an electron donor compound, wherein the initiator has a photoinduced potential greater than or equal to that of N,N-dimethylaniline in a standard solution of 2.9x10-5 moles/g diphenyl iodonium hexafluoroantimonate and 1.5x10-5 moles/g camphorquinone in 2-butanone. This adhesive composition is cationically polymerizable and is able to bond to hard tissue and cationic restorative materials upon curing.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAPPELOW CECIL C [US]; PINZINO CHARLES S [US]; EICK J DAVID [US]; CODE JAMES [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; ROZZI SHARON M [US]


Patent No.: US6613309B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Inhomogeneous silicas in dental care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: DE GUSSA AG DEGUSSA AG

Application No.: 10/098595   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A silica comprising at least two silica fractions, wherein the at least two silica fractions differ by at least 10% in at least one of their BET surface area values, their CTAB surface area values or their DBP absorption values, the ranges of these three physicochemical properties being as follows:

Priority: DE20011012650 Applic. Date: 2001-03-16

Inventor: UHRLANDT STEFAN [DE]; SCHMOLL RALF [DE]; STORECK ARNOLD [DE]


Patent No.: US6613310B1  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Dual component bis-biguanide containing dentifrice of improved stability

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/207612   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A dual component chlorhexidine dentifrice composition of improved shelf stability in which the first component is a gel containing a bis-biguanide antibacterial agent in which the gel vehicle is thickened with a cellulose polymer and the second component is a paste containing a silica abrasive wherein the bis-biguanide antibacterial agent provides undiminished antiplaque and antigingivitis effect with reduced staining when the physically separated components are combined and mixed upon application to dental tissue.

Priority:

Inventor: CAMPBELL THOMAS S [US]; SIMONE ALEXANDER J [US]; NABI NURAN [US]; COLLINS MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6613437B1  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Two-component preparations containing epoxy compounds

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 09/936822   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to two-component preparations comprising components (I) and (II), wherein at least one component comprises epoxy compounds and the preparations cure by cationic polymerization, initiated by Lewis and/or Br+¦nsted acids, after mixing of the two components, the preparations comprising the Lewis and/or Br+¦nsted acids in the form of precursor compounds which are suitable for the formation of Lewis and/or Br+¦nsted acids.

Priority: DE19991012251 Applic. Date: 1999-03-18; WO2000EP02388 Applic. Date: 2000-03-17

Inventor: ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]; GANGNUS BERND [DE]; WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]; FUEHRER CORNELIA [DE]


Patent No.: US6613439B1  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Adhesion-promoting composition for bonds between plastic and other materials

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 09/010706   Filing Date: 22/Jan/1998

Abstract:

An adhesion-promoting composition for bonds between plastic and other materials, such as metal, ceramic, glass ceramic and glass is described, which contains an alcoholate of titanium, of zirconium or of hafnium and allows production of strongly adhesive, moisture-stable and hydrolysis-resistant bonds.

Priority: DE19971002704 Applic. Date: 1997-01-25

Inventor: GOEBEL ROLAND [DE]


Patent No.: US6613812B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Dental material including fatty acid, dimer thereof, or trimer thereof

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/753945   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A dental composition is provided comprising(a) a part A comprising fluoroaluminosilicate glass that has been surface treated with agents selected from the group consisting of silane, silanol and combinations thereof, and at least one fatty acid, dimer thereof, or trimer thereof

and(b) a part B comprising at least one polyacid. The composition further comprises resin that can be curable or non-curable and at least one initiator. The composition exhibits adhesion to dentin, and the treated FAS glass contained therein does not settle out with time.

Priority:

Inventor: BUI HOA T [US]; KOLB BRANT U [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US6615832B1  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Wear article with detachable interface assembly

Applicant/Assignee: BRAGEL INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 09/592630   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A wear article including a body or shell formed from a structurally rigid material having a surface that is shaped to fit over a portion of a person's body. An interface flange is sized and shaped to mate with the body surface to form a releasible or removable attachment therebetween. An interface pad is permanently attached to the flange, wherein the flange is interposed between the body and interface pad. The pad includes a resilient film body that is filled with a gel material and a contact surface configured to conform to a portion of a person's body when placed thereagainst. Together, the interface flange and interface pad form an interface assembly that is releasibly attached to the body.

Priority: US19990140423P Applic. Date: 1999-06-22

Inventor: CHEN DAVID E [US]


Patent No.: US6615838B1  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/170555   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A mask is made of a single piece of flexible, elastically deformable fabric trimmed to be substantially symmetric. The mask includes two flaps connected to each other along a center folding line. A V-shaped cutoff is formed above and below the center folding line between the flaps. The single piece of fabric is bent along the folding line with the flaps overlapping each other. Side edges of the flaps that define each V-shaped cutoff are sealed together by means of sewing or adhesives whereby an interior space is formed between the flaps and defined by the center folding line and the sealed side edges of the V-shaped cutoffs for comfortably accommodating the nose and mouth of a wearer.

Priority:

Inventor: TSAI DE-SHENG [TW]


Patent No.: US6616447B1  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Device for dental care and whitening

Applicant/Assignee: BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 09/991533   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A dental device for exposing teeth to electromagnetic radiation includes a carrier and at least one source of electromagnetic radiation attached to the carrier and oriented so that the electromagnetic radiation is emitted from the source to a surface of a tooth. The dental device may also include a power source internally or externally disposed with respect to the carrier, and may include a circuit for controlling radiation emitted from the source. The dental device may be used for whitening teeth, and dental hygiene in general. Related methods are also disclosed.

Priority: US20000249015P Applic. Date: 2000-11-15

Inventor: RIZOIU IOANA M [US]; KIMMEL ANDREW I [US]


Patent No.: US6616915B1  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Use of surfactant mixtures

Applicant/Assignee: BIOTEC ASA

Application No.: 09/937012   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of surfactant mixtures, comprising (a) anionic and/or nonionic surfactants and (b) water soluble beta-(1,3) glucans, which are substantially free of beta-(1,6) links. Said mixtures are used to produce oral hygiene and dental hygiene products in particulars, toothpastes. The preparations are characterized in that the mucous membranes in the mouth have a particularly high degree of tolerability with regard thereto, by exhibiting exceptional foaming properties and a stable distribution of the abrasive substances.

Priority: DE19991011055 Applic. Date: 1999-03-12; WO2000EP01828 Applic. Date: 2000-03-03

Inventor: GRIESBACH UTE [DE]; WACHTER ROLF [DE]; FABRY BERND [DE]; ENGSTAD ROLF E [NO]


Patent No.: US6617043B2  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Dental bonding material and method for bonding a polymeric veneering material or ceramic to a metal coping in forming a dental restoration or prosthesis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/993269   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The dental bonding material of the present invention comprises a composition of precious metal particles consisting essentially of high fusing temperature metal particles having a melting temperature above at least about 1200 DEG C. in a size range between 1 micron and 150 microns and low fusing temperature metal particles having a melting temperature below about 1080 DEG C. with or without a suitable carrier for coating or brushing the dental bonding material upon the surface of a metal framework or coping. The dental bonding material may further include a conventional flux preferably containing the element boron in a concentration of between 0 and 5% by weight of the dental material.

It is essential to heat treat the bonding-material after it is coated on the metal surface at a temperature below the melting temperature of the high fusing temperature metal particles and high enough to cause a partial melting of the low fusing temperature metal particles but not a complete melting thereof.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6617413B1  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Coating agents which can be hardened by the addition of isocyanate groups as well as by the radiation-induced addition of activated c-c double covalent bonds

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/868712   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Compounds having isocyanate groups with or without blocking, allophanate groups and free-radically polymerizable C-C double bonds, the C-C double bonds being in activated form by virtue of a carbonyl group attached directly to them or by virtue of an oxygen atom in ether function (activated double bonds), derived from polyisocyanates and alcohols A which in addition to the alcohol group also carry an activated double bond (compounds I). The invention additionally relates to radiation-curable formulations and coating compositions comprising the compounds I, to methods for coating using these substances, and to coated articles produced using these methods. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of the compounds I in radiation-curable compositions such as in casting compositions, dental compounds, composite materials, sealing compounds, adhesives, troweling compounds, printing inks, in photostructurable compositions such as solder resists, photoresists, photopolymeric printing plates, and stereolithography resins.

Priority: DE19981060041 Applic. Date: 1998-12-23; WO1999EP09905 Applic. Date: 1999-12-14

Inventor: BRUCHMANN BERND [DE]; BECK ERICH [DE]; RENZ HANS [DE]; KOENIGER RAINER [DE]; SCHWALM REINHOLD [DE]; LOKAI MATTHIAS [DE]; REICH WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US6618865B1  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Bidet with separate units for washing the anal region, pudendal region and oral cavity

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/403670   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A bidet, with separate units for washing one's anal region, pudendal region and oral cavity, is disclosed. In the bidet, a control box is attached to a side portion of a toilet bowl and is used for controlling the bidet. An anal washing unit is positioned inside a rear portion of the toilet bowl and is connected to the control box. A hand-operated pudendal washing unit is movably held on the front portion of the control box and is connected to the control box through a hose. A hand-operated mouth washing unit is connected to the control box through a hose capable of allowing the mouth washing unit to reach a desired position remote from the toilet bowl. The bidet is selectively used with a conventional electric hot-water supply system or existing hot and cold water supply pipes installed in a toilet.

Priority: KR19970015996 Applic. Date: 1997-04-28; WO1998KR00100 Applic. Date: 1998-04-25

Inventor: KIM KI-CHUL [KR]


Patent No.: US6619016B1  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Method for filling and capping containers such as screw top bottles and the screw top closures therefor

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN UN ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 09/590351   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2000

Abstract:

This invention relates to a method for filling and capping containers, preferably screw top bottles, that are closed with a cap-like closing element preferably a screw cap. The invention achieves a more secure closure and a more hygienic mouth area. The method includes the following steps a) after the filling has been completed, the liquid in the bottles is allowed to foam, with minimized overflow of the foaming liquid, b) a first cap part is applied to the mouth of the bottle to stop the foam, thus forming a sealing fit on the mouth of the bottle, c) when the mouth of the bottle has been sealed by the first cap part, any traces of liquid and/or foam that may remain on the mouth of the bottle are sprayed, off, and d) the actual main cap is applied to the mouth of the bottle, without introducing any additional oxygen into the mouth of the bottle.

Priority: DE19991060860 Applic. Date: 1999-12-01; DE19994011411F Applic. Date: 1999-12-03; DE19991026293 Applic. Date: 1999-06-09; US20000124381F Applic. Date: 2000-06-05

Inventor: SINDERMANN SIEGMAR [DE]; SCHAPER MARKUS [DE]


Patent No.: US6619299B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Flavor enhanced whitening dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/023355   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a flavor enhanced whitening dental floss that comprises a dental floss and various whitening formulations that taste remarkably good. Regular use of such a floss will therefore provide not only a significant improvement in the interproximal and subgingival whiteness of teeth but also provide all other benefits normally associated with flossing. As a result, consumers will now be able to achieve better overall results

inexpensively, safely, and in a much more pleasurable manner than is otherwise possible.

Priority: US20000255822P Applic. Date: 2000-12-18

Inventor: MARCON ROBERT VICTOR [CA]; NASH LAWRENCE WAYNE [CA]


Patent No.: US6619300B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Flavor enhanced protective dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/023356   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a flavor enhanced protective dental floss comprising a dental floss and various dental desensitizing formulations that taste good. Regular use of such a flavor enhanced protective dental floss will therefore provide not only a significant reduction in the incidence of dental hypersensitivity but also provide all other benefits normally associated with flossing. As a result, consumers will now be able to achieved better overall results

inexpensively, safely, and in a much more pleasurable manner than is otherwise possible.

Priority: US20000255823P Applic. Date: 2000-12-18

Inventor: MARCON ROBERT VICTOR [CA]; NASH LAWRENCE WAYNE [CA]


Patent No.: US6619302B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: CLEANING COMPOSITION AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING BIOFILM AND DEBRIS FROM LINES AND TUBING AND METHOD THEREFOR

Applicant/Assignee: PRINCETON TRADE & TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 09/162698   Filing Date: 29/Sep/1998

Abstract:

Biofilm and debris can be removed from the interior and exterior surfaces of small bore tubing by passing an aqueous cleaning solution of water, one or more surfactants and preferably a source of hydrogen peroxide, optionally including small inert solid particles, together with a gas under pressure, to create a turbulent flow within the tubing that loosens the biofilm and debris so that they can be flushed from the tubing. When the exterior surfaces of tubing are to be cleaned, the tubing is inserted in a sleeve fitted with an adaptor that provides a pressure-tight seal between the tubing and the sleeve.

Priority: US1997-880662 Applic. Date: 1997-06-23

Inventor: LABIB MOHAMED EMAM [US]; LAI CHING-YUE [US]


Patent No.: US6619956B1  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Dental matrix strip

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/146643   Filing Date: 15/May/2002

Abstract:

An elongated flexible dental matrix strip is disclosed. The strip includes a raised portion extending outward from the surface of the strip. The raised portion tapers towards the distal end of the strip in one embodiment and tapers toward both ends of the strip in another embodiment. The raised portion is sized so that when the strip is inserted between adjacent teeth an interference fit occurs. A light force is used to slide the strip into position between adjacent teeth in such a fashion as to anchor the strip in position. The strip serves to contain filling material in a tooth cavity while the filling material or resin hardens. Another embodiment includes a curved surface along one edge of the strip wherein the raised tapered portion is disposed. Yet another embodiment includes two raised tapered portions in parallel with one another.

Priority:

Inventor: WEIR C DOUGLAS [US]


Patent No.: US6620405B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Delivery of hydrogel compositions as a fine mist

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2001-001251   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Dental compositions are provided that can be delivered as a fine mist and that have the capability of undergoing an increase in viscosity in response to an increase in temperature. In a preferred embodiment, the compositions also have the ability to reverse their viscosity in response to a decrease in temperature.

Priority:

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US6620791B1  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Edible compositions containing trehalose

Applicant/Assignee: BRITISH SUGAR PLC

Application No.: 10/048049   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides edible compositions such as solid particulate sweeteners, boiled sweets, chocolate and chewing gum, wherein the compositions comprise at least 10% on a dry weight basis of one or more substances having an endothermic heat of solution of at least -30 kJ/kg and at least 10% on a dry weight basis of a substantially amorphous solid trehalose. The one or more substances having an endothermic heat of solution may comprise dextrose monohydrate or a crystalline sugar alcohol. The invention also provides processes suitable for the production of such edible compositions, wherein the processes comprise the step of dry mixing amorphous trehalose particles in an amount of at least 10% based on the dry weight of the composition with one or more other edible ingredients to form a dry mixture.

Priority: GB19990011783 Applic. Date: 1999-05-20; WO2000GB01914 Applic. Date: 2000-05-18

Inventor: COOPER JULIAN MICHAEL [GB]; TIAN WEI [GB]


Patent No.: US6620859B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Methods of preparing polymerizable dental compositions with improved taste or aroma, and that prevent oxygen-inhibited layer

Applicant/Assignee: DAKOTA DENTAL DEVELOPMENT, INC

Application No.: 09/738080   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Described are methods of improving cure of polymerizable dental materials by preventing oxygen inhibition

preferred embodiments relate to methods wherein the dental compositions comprises a polymerizable sealant and the barrier material comprises an essential oil.

Priority:

Inventor: WARFORD II JOHN H [US]; WARFORD III JOHN H [US]; COMBE EDWARD C [US]


Patent No.: US6620861B1  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Dental fillers

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU

Application No.: 09/714876   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2000

Abstract:

There are provided an inorganic filler, multi-functional filler, an organic compound filler, a modified filler, and a dental coloring filler suitable in use as a filler in a dental composition, compositions having a resin matrix of an organic polymer material, as well as a process for producing the same. Disclosed are an inorganic filler which comprises an inorganic fine particle, wherein the surface of the inorganic fine particle is covered with polysiloxane. Also disclosed is a multi-functional filler which comprises an inorganic fine particle containing an acid reactive element, wherein a cement reactive phase is formed on the surface of the inorganic fine particle, and the cement reactive phase is further covered with polysiloxane. Also disclosed is an organic compound filler which comprises an organic-inorganic polymer particle or an organic polymer particle, wherein the surface of the organic-inorganic polymer particle or an organic polymer particle is covered with an inorganic film. Also, disclosed is a modified filler which comprises an inorganic fine particle, wherein the surface of the inorganic fine particle is covered with polyorganosiloxane. Also disclosed is a dental col ring filler, which comprises an inorganic particle and a coloring particle, wherein the inorganic particle and the coloring particle are unifoy mixed and dispersed, the surfaces of these particles are covered with poly(organo)siloxane. Further disclosed are dental compositions containing above fillers, and processes for producing above fillers.

Priority: JP19990327409 Applic. Date: 1999-11-17; JP19990327516 Applic. Date: 1999-11-17; JP20000316440 Applic. Date: 2000-10-17; JP20000292150 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26; JP20000292167 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: NAKATUKA TOSHIYUKI [JP]; YASUDA YASUHISA [JP]; KIMOTO KATSUYA [JP]; MIZUNO MITSUHARU [JP]; NEGORO NORIYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6620864B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Epoxy compounds for use in dental medicine and/or dentistry

Applicant/Assignee: LSP DENTAL CHEMISTRY AG

Application No.: 09/932215   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A composition suitable for use in dental medicine and/or dentistry polymerizable by cationic polymerization consists of one or more epoxy compounds, a plasticizer, a catalyst for hardening by ring opening, a catalyst for hardening by light and an accelerator consisting of a non alkaline tertiary amine. At radiation with a light having a wavelength of 340-500 nm the composition hardens practically free of contraction and adhesiveness.

Priority: WO2000CH00085 Applic. Date: 2000-02-14; EP19990810139 Applic. Date: 1999-02-17

Inventor: SCHMID ADALBERT [CH]


Patent No.: US6623767B1  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Mixture containing honey, at least one essential oil and/or at least one essential oil derivative

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/600426   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a formulation comprising honey, at least one essential oil and/or at least on essential oil derivative. It also relates to the different uses of said formulation in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.

Priority: FR19980000451 Applic. Date: 1998-01-16; WO1999FR00010 Applic. Date: 1999-01-06

Inventor: MORICE ANDRE [FR]


Patent No.: US6623856B1  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Dental glass powders

Applicant/Assignee: SUPERIOR MICROPOWDERS LLC

Application No.: 09/520488   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Dental glass powders, methods for producing the powders and dental compositions including the glass powders. The powders preferably have a well-controlled particle size, narrow size distribution and a spherical morphology. The method includes forming the particles by a spray pyrolysis technique. The invention also includes dental filler and restorative compositions that include the glass powders.

Priority: US1998-141394 Applic. Date: 1998-08-27

Inventor: KODAS TOIVO T [US]; HAMPDEN-SMITH MARK J [US]; POWELL QUINT H [US]; BREWSTER JAMES H [US]; SKAMSER DANIEL J [US]; KUNZE KLAUS [US]; ATANASSOVA PAOLINA [US]; NAPOLITANO PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6624150B2  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Method of treating gastrointestinal tract disease with purinergic receptor agonists

Applicant/Assignee: INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/747777   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides a method of regulating water and mucin secretions and fluid transport in the gastrointestinal tract. The invention also provides a method for treating a gastrointestinal disease in which the mucosal barrier of the gastrointestinal system is impaired. The invention additionally provides a method for correcting disorders of fluid secretion or absorption in the gastrointestinal system. The method comprises administering to a patient a pharmaceutical composition comprising a purinergic P2Y receptor agonist, in an amount effective to regulate water and mucin secretions or to correct abnormal fluid transport in the gastrointestinal tract. The pharmaceutical composition used in this invention comprises a P2Y purinergic receptor agonist such as uridine 5'-diphosphate (UDP), uridine 5'-triphosphate (UTP), cytidine 5'-diphosphate (CDP), cytidine 5'-triphosphate (CTP), adenosine 5'-diphosphate (ADP), adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP), and their analogs

and dinucleotide polyphosphate compounds of general Formula (IV). Said compound is prepared in an oral form, an injectable form, or a suppository form, and administered to a patient.

Priority: US2000-512867 Applic. Date: 2000-02-25; US19990121754P Applic. Date: 1999-02-26; US19990171710P Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: YERXA BENJAMIN R [US]; RIDEOUT JANET L [US]; PENDERGAST WILLIAM [US]; SHAVER SAMMY RAY [US]; ZHANG ZHEN [US]; PETERSON WARD M [US]; COWLEN MATTHEW [US]


Patent No.: US6624178B2  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Compounds for the management of aging-related and diabetic vascular complications, process for their preparation and therapeutic uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Application No.: 10/214704   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The invention discloses novel compounds of the pyridinium series useful for the management of diabetes and aging-related vascular complications, including kidney disease, nerve damage, atherosclerosis, retinopathy, dermatological disorders and discoloration of teeth, by breaking preformed AGE, of the general formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,wherein, R1, R2, R3, X and m are as defined in the specification.

Priority: WO1999IB01683 Applic. Date: 1999-10-15; IN1999CA00828 Applic. Date: 1999-10-06; US2000-598410 Applic. Date: 2000-06-21

Inventor: SANKARANARAYANAN ALANGUDI [IN]


Patent No.: US6624211B2  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Dental materials with extendable work time, kits, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/858752   Filing Date: 16/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a dental material that includes a hardenable resin system and a first initiator system capable of hardening the hardenable resin.

Priority: US2000-541417 Applic. Date: 2000-04-03

Inventor: KARIM NAIMUL [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]


Patent No.: US6624236B1  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Cyclosiloxane-based cross-linkable monomers, production thereof and use thereof in polymerizable materials

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 09/868450   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to polysiloxanes from cross-linkable monomers based on cyclosiloxanes and their use in polymerizable compositions. The invention relates in particular to polysiloxanes from sol-gel-condensable cyclosiloxane(meth)acrylates as well as resinous compositions, obtainable by hydrolytic condensation of one or more hydrolyzable and condensable cyclosiloxane(meth)acrylates.

Priority: DE19981060361 Applic. Date: 1998-12-24; WO1999EP10318 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: BISSINGER PETER [DE]; GASSER OSWALD [DE]; GUGGENBERGER RAINER [DE]; SOGLOWEK WOLFGANG [DE]; ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]


Patent No.: US6625821B2  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: Dispenser for adding a cleaning and/or deodorizing product to a toilet bowl

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FRANCE

Application No.: 10/188948   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A dispenser is provided for dispensing cleaning and deodorizing products for toilets, particularly for hanging over the rim of a toilet bowl. The dispenser comprises a location device and a refill cartridge for storing product to be dispensed. The location device comprises an attachment member for attaching the device to a toilet bowl and an element for receiving and supporting the refill cartridge. The refill cartridge comprises a container which, prior to use, is. sealed with a removable lid, wherein removal of the lid exposes at least a portion of the product contained in the container for dispensing.

Priority: GB20000000356 Applic. Date: 2000-01-10; WO2001GB00084 Applic. Date: 2001-01-10

Inventor: LHOSTE JEAN-FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US6626671B2  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: Method of manufacturing cutting flutes on a coated or roughened dental implant

Applicant/Assignee: LIFECORE BIOMEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 09/976263   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A dental implant may be prepared by roughening or coating a desired portion of a dental implant blank and removing material from the dental implant blank subsequent to roughening the dental implant blank. By removing material, a cutting flute with a cutting edge, cutting surface and collector surface may be formed. The cutting surface and collector surface is relatively smooth compared to the cutting edge.

Priority: US20000239346P Applic. Date: 2000-10-11

Inventor: KLARDIE MICHAEL R [US]; HUOTARI JEREMY M [US]; TREMMEL THOMAS A [US]; SWANSON PETER B [US]


Patent No.: US6626844B1  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: Method and composition for inhibition of nitric oxide production in the oral cavity

Applicant/Assignee: AEROCRINE AB

Application No.: 09/601289   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The disturbing influence or orally produced nitric oxide in the measuring of exhaled nitric oxide can be ameliorated or totally eliminated through the use of a method and composition according to the present invention. The production of NO in the oral cavity is temporarily inhibited by the application of a composition having anti-bacterial and/or pH increasing effect.

Priority: SE19980000273 Applic. Date: 1998-01-30; WO1999SE00123 Applic. Date: 1999-01-29

Inventor: ALVING KJELL [SE]; LUNDBERG JON [SE]


Patent No.: US6629662B2  Issued: 07/Oct/2003

Title: Method and apparatus for rolling carpet

Applicant/Assignee: TUFTCO FINISHING SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 09/885428   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A carpet rolling machine for quickly and efficiently rolling carpet around a core without causing damage to the carpet. The machine includes a moveable dispenser for applying an adhesive flap to the core prior to winding the carpet around the core. The leading edge of the carpet is positioned between the flap and the core so that it may attach to the adhesive on the interior surface of the flap. Once the leading edge of the carpet is properly positioned, the carpet is wound around the core by a roll up.

Priority:

Inventor: HOWDEN IKE [US]; CRESWELL WILL [US]; CRESWELL BOB [US]; CLARK DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6629814B2  Issued: 07/Oct/2003

Title: Low profile pump

Applicant/Assignee: STEVEN MCEWEN HENRY FILTERS, INC

Application No.: 09/811917   Filing Date: 19/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a fluid handling system including a collection trough and pump assembly. A centrifugal pump is mounted in the path of cutting fluid that needs to be pumped from a collection system and discharged. A wide and narrow inlet mouth lies very low on the factory floor enabling the centrifugal pump to be mounted right on the floor and not within the floor. An optional vacuum system provides suction within the centrifugal pump that aids in priming the pump at start up and in removing air from a pump chamber within the pump, thus allowing more efficient pumping to take place. An impeller rotates within the pump creating a vortex within the pump chamber which facilitates movement of dirty cutting fluid including metal particles to be pumped through to a discharge outlet.

Priority: US20000226840P Applic. Date: 2000-08-22

Inventor: MCEWEN STEPHEN N [US]; HALLETT RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6632021B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2003

Title: Bag having slider-actuated complementary closure strips and a leakproofing structure

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 09/948550   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A bag comprising two generally parallel sheets ( 16, 18 ) forming the main walls of the bag, complementary closure strips ( 20, 22 ) fixed to respective ones of the sheets, and a cursor ( 50 ) for actuating the strips ( 20, 22 ) for closing and opening purposes, the bag being characterized in that it further C comprises, parallel to the closure strips ( 20, 22 ) between said sheets ( 16, 18 ), and level with the mouth ( 12 ) of the bag, a structure ( 100 ) disposed on the insides of the closure strips ( 20, 22 ), designed to provide sealing by forming a barrier between the sheets ( 16, 18 ) in the closed position of the bag,

said structure ( 100 ) being placed facing the flanks ( 52, 54 ) of the cursor ( 50 ) to be urged towards their sealing position by the cursor ( 50 ) when the cursor is moved towards the sealing position.

Priority: FR19980007658 Applic. Date: 1998-06-17; FR19980008019 Applic. Date: 1998-06-24; FR19980008525 Applic. Date: 1998-07-03; FR19980013732 Applic. Date: 1998-11-02; US2000-462101 Applic. Date: 2000-01-13

Inventor: BOIS HENRI [FR]; AUSNIT STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US6632090B1  Issued: 14/Oct/2003

Title: Method and system for dispensing prophylaxis medium

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/683841   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A system and method for dispensing prophylaxis paste during dental cleaning procedures which includes a flow control valve, which is actuated by pressure between the prophy cup and the tooth, and also includes a source of prophylaxis paste delivered under pressure.

Priority: US2001-681565 Applic. Date: 2001-04-30

Inventor: RANDOLPH BRADLEY A [US]


Patent No.: US6632091B1  Issued: 14/Oct/2003

Title: Oral care system

Applicant/Assignee: BALLARD MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Application No.: 09/351015   Filing Date: 12/Jul/1999

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: US1997-851928 Applic. Date: 1997-05-06

Inventor: CISE DAVID [US]; STEWART GENE [US]; GRANT WARREN [US]; MCMILLAN SYDNEE [US]


Patent No.: US6632095B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2003

Title: Tongue lifter

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/797628   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A tongue lifting tool and method for using such tool are provided. The tool has a tongue holder for supporting a patient's tongue and a holding portion coupled to the tongue holder.

Priority: US20000187948P Applic. Date: 2000-03-01

Inventor: RYAN BRUCE P [US]


Patent No.: US6632853B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2003

Title: Dental composites containing hybrid fillers and process for their production

Applicant/Assignee: DEGUSSA AG FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Application No.: 09/938832   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Dental composites containing hybrid fillers and process for their production. Dental compounds are disclosed which contain two- or multi-phase inorganic fillers in an organic polymer matrix. These are characterized by improved abrasion resistance.

Priority: DE20001042050 Applic. Date: 2000-08-26

Inventor: ALKEMPER JOCHEN [DE]; BINDER JOACHIM [DE]; RENTSCH HARALD [DE]; RITZHAUPT-KLEISSL HANS-JOACHIM [DE]; HAUSSELT JUERGEN [DE]


Patent No.: US6635238B2  Issued: 21/Oct/2003

Title: Bacteriophage-encoded enzymes for the treatment and prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MD

Application No.: 09/951674   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A method for the treatment and prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases using bacteriophages and phage-encoded anti-bacterial enzymes to inhibit establishment of bacteria in the oral cavity is provided. Also provided are methods for studying the cell wall of an oral bacterium, a method for preventing spoilage of perishable items and a method for removing dextrans from surfaces utilized in sugar manufacture. Purified enzymes and the isolated DNA fragments encoding them are also provided.

Priority: US1997-886119 Applic. Date: 1997-06-30; US1994-303625 Applic. Date: 1994-09-09

Inventor: DELISLE ALLAN L [US]


Patent No.: US6635242B2  Issued: 21/Oct/2003

Title: Broad spectrum microbicidal and spermicidal compositions, devices, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/218508   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Microbicidal and spermicidal devices, methods, and compositions containing sodium dodecyl sulfate or related anionic surfactants as active ingredients for the prevention and control of pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, including conditions caused by non-enveloped viruses such as human papilloma virus.

Priority: WO1999US10956 Applic. Date: 1999-05-19; US2001-700647 Applic. Date: 2001-05-14; US1998-081199 Applic. Date: 1998-05-19

Inventor: HOWETT MARY K [US]; KRIEDER JOHN W [US]


Patent No.: US6635691B2  Issued: 21/Oct/2003

Title: Dental material containing a component which contracts during thermal treatment

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 09/933025   Filing Date: 20/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to dental materials which contain filler and a polymerizable matrix and are characterized in that they additionally have a component which contracts during thermal treatment.

Priority: DE20001040772 Applic. Date: 2000-08-21; US20010263371P Applic. Date: 2001-01-23

Inventor: ZANGHELLINI GERHARD [LI]; HAGENBUCH KONRAD [CH]


Patent No.: US6637937B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Packaging bag having closure strips controlled by a cursor

Applicant/Assignee: FLEXICO FRANCE

Application No.: 10/001801   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A closure strip and a cursor of a bag. The bag including an indicator tape situated on the path of the cursor and designed to be ruptured when the bag is opened for the first time.

Priority: FR20000015904 Applic. Date: 2000-12-07

Inventor: BOIS HENRI GEORGES [FR]


Patent No.: US6638881B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Dental adhesive device and method of producing same

Applicant/Assignee: COMBE INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/747805   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2000

Abstract:

An improved dental adhesive device to hold prosthetic devices in the human mouth is made as a laminate of webs which are bonded together by deforming a film of thermoplastic ethylene oxide polymer and having an external adhesive coating on the laminate. The dental adhesive is produced by continuously applying thermoplastic ethylene oxide polymer between moving webs of cellulose acetate fibers, applying additional thermoplastic ethylene oxide polymer to the external surface of the webs, and then passing said webs in superimposed relationship between a pair of dry heated calender rolls for thermoplastically bonding said webs into a unitary structure. A dry water-activated adhesive material, such as sodium alginate, may be employed with the thermoplastic ethylene oxide polymer by being dissolved or dispersed in the polymer.

Synthetic fibers are applied to the webs so as to extend transversely through the webs.

Priority: US19990171592P Applic. Date: 1999-12-23

Inventor: LAPIDUS HERBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6638902B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Stable solid enzyme compositions and methods employing them

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 09/773965   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a solid enzyme cleaning composition in which the enzyme is stable in the presence of mixtures of carbonate and bicarbonate at alkaline pH, and methods employing this composition. The enzyme cleaning composition preferably employs weight ratios of carbonate and bicarbonate to stabilize one or more enzymes in a solid, a concentrate, and/or a use composition, and at temperatures higher than ambient.

Priority:

Inventor: TARARA JAMES J [US]; SWART SALLY K [US]; BRADLEY TAREASA LYNN [US]; RABON REID [US]; CHANDLER DENISE [US]


Patent No.: US6638918B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Chitosan compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/280617   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2002

Abstract:

Compositions comprising chitosan in the form of a network of nano-sized fibres. There is also provided a process for making such compositions. The compositions have improved solubility and activity. The compositions are useful in hair care, skin care, odour control, wound care, blood management, sanitary compositions, oral care, film formation, hard surface treatment, fabric treatment, release of hydrophobic or hydrophilic materials, plant care, water purification and drug delivery.

Priority: GB20010026923 Applic. Date: 2001-11-09

Inventor: DAVISON GORDON ROBERT [GB]; KONIG AXEL [BE]; GIBBONS CLYDE [GB]; RIPLEY MARK BRIAN [GB]; MACGILP NEIL ARCHIBALD [GB]; MILICH GEORGINA LYNDSEY CLAIRE [GB]; PRETSWELL EMMA LOUISE [GB]


Patent No.: US6638929B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Tricyclic protein kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION WYETH

Application No.: 09/751274   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2000

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of formula 1, having the structurewhich are useful as inhibitors of protein tyrosine kinase and are antiproliferative agents.

Priority: US19990240905P Applic. Date: 1999-12-29

Inventor: BERGER DAN M [US]; DUTIA MINU D [US]; DEMORIN FRENEL F [US]; BOSCHELLI DIANE H [US]; POWELL DENNIS W [US]; TSOU HWEI-RU [US]; WISSNER ALLAN [US]; ZHANG NAN [US]; YE FEI [US]; WU BIQI [US]


Patent No.: US6640815B1  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Consumer usable popcorn kernel and/or husk removing dental instrument

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/224265   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A dental instrument including a plastic handle with a generally planar pick at at least one of its ends, with the pick being of a plastic or emery board composition of given shape and angulation, with a rasped surface about edge portions of the pick so as to fit within a user's mouth on either the inside or outside of the gingiva, in serving as an emergency dental treatment relief device in dislodging popcorn stuck in the teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: ROSEN GREGORY J [US]


Patent No.: US6641112B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Seat support and threaded seat for valve with quadruple seat

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/104101   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Threaded seat support for valve with quadruple seal, such as aspiration and exhaust check valves used in reciprocating hydraulic pumps, wherein the threaded seat support cap is comprised by a planar frustoconical metal body, inside which a thread has been made at a central region comprised between the upper mouth forming a larger diameter chamber and a lower cylindrical region, of smaller diameter, defining a planar step adjacent the end of the thread fillet

while the valve body provides the seat at its upper surface, which has a larger diameter forming a projecting peripheral edge, followed by a cylindrical strip of smaller diameter which has a peripheral channel carrying an O-ring

following the cylindrical strip thread fillets are arranged at a smaller diameter region

while that inside the valve body there is an axial drill for a guide rod of the blocking disk of the valve, surrounded by the fluid passage conduits

the bodies of the threaded seat, of the blocking disk and, at least partially, of the guide rod, are made by a crystalline homopolymer acetal resin (Delrin) or by a long chain synthetic polymer amide with periodical amide groups ad a part of the main chain (Nylon), defining the assembly at least four tight seals.

Priority: AR2001P101363 Applic. Date: 2001-03-23

Inventor: ANTOFF HECTOR ALBERTO [AR]; ANTOFF JORGE OSVALDO [AR]


Patent No.: US6641321B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Tooth cleaning assembly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/773507   Filing Date: 02/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A tooth cleaning assembly including a rack, and at least one detachable toothpaste squeezing assembly mounted on the rack. The assembly further includes a base, a toothpaste cylinder having a lower end fitted in the base, an annular member arranged at 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 one toothbrush is detachably mounted on the annular member, and at least one spring mug is fitted within the rack, so that all commonly used tooth brushing articles are combined into one unit thereby making them convenient to use and arranging them in a tidy manner.

Priority: AU19990022450 Applic. Date: 1999-03-29; CA19992267732 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; EP19990105179 Applic. Date: 1999-03-31; US1999-391076 Applic. Date: 1999-09-04

Inventor: HORNG BAE-YAN [TW]


Patent No.: US6641397B1  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Method of forming a dental coping from laminated metallic layers in a single heat treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/602319   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A method for forming a dental coping from a base material composition containing high fusing temperature metal particles and a wax binder and a filler material composition containing low fusing temperature metal particles and a wax binder wherein the two materials are molded over the surface of a die either separately or as a laminate into a shape conforming to the shape of a tooth to be restored and heat treated in a a furnace in a single heat treatment operation from a temperature to cause the high fusing temperature metal particles to form a stable porous structure of high fusing temperature metal to an elevated temperature not to exceed about 1130 DEG C. but preferably between about 1075 DEG C. and 1100 DEG C. so as to melt and densify the low fusing particles into the porous structure.

Priority: US2000-531379 Applic. Date: 2000-03-21

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


Patent No.: US6644323B1  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Dental implant floss construction

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/091696   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

An improved dental floss construction (10) for removing plaque and food particles from the periphery of the metal support posts (101) for a dental implant (100) wherein the construction (10) includes a pair of deformable end units (11) wherein each end unit (11) has a very thin strand of wire (20) encapsulated in a very thin layer of plastic

wherein, each strand of wire (20) has an inboard end (21).In addition, the construction (10) further includes an intermediate flossing unit (12) having a length of flossing material (30) such as plastic yarn whose opposite ends are supported by the inboard ends (24) of each strand of wire (20).

Priority:

Inventor: CLARK KENNETH E [US]


Patent No.: US6644854B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: WATER BAG FOR BICYCLE RIDERS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/164388   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A water bag is provided having a water outlet tube at the bottom side, a mouth at the top side, transverse locating ribs and transverse locating grooves symmetrically disposed in inner sidewalls of two opposite bag body panels of the mouth and adapted for sealing the mouth, and a strip and hook material and a strip of loop material provided at the outer sidewalls of the bag body panels at two sides for fastening to each other to hold the mouth in a closed rolled up status.

Priority: TW20020204722U Applic. Date: 2002-04-11

Inventor: LIEN CHIEN-PING [TW]


Patent No.: US6645469B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Method for dispensing S-Adenosyl-methionine in a micro fine powdered form by inhalation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/085404   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A method is provided for dispensing dry micro powdered SAMe compositions (or SAM or AdoMet), an abbreviation for S-adenosyl-methionine, wherein SAMe, as active ingredient is contained in an amount effective to achieve its intended purpose, with 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 SAMe, without the Aid or use of propellants, chlorinated, halogenated, gases, liquids, vapors, aerosol, spray, vaporization, or any other similar devices or delivery methods.

Priority: EP20010125055 Applic. Date: 2001-10-22

Inventor: PERA IVO E [US]


Patent No.: US6645472B1  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Oral hygiene powder composition and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/243063   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A anhydrous tooth and gum powdered dentifrice formulated of calcium or magnesium peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, methylsufonymethane, ascorbic acid, colostrum, and optionally menthol, flavoring agent, sweetening agent, sodium laurel sulfate and green tea extract that has a long shelf life but when activated by water or saliva, functions to effect a synergistic chemical and mechanical action to whiten, brighten, polish teeth and reduce bacteria so as to aid in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, dental caries and mouth odor.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDERSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US6645534B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Process for the solvent extraction of active compounds from chicory

Applicant/Assignee: MEDICALER FINALER

Application No.: 09/812629   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a process for the solvent extraction of active compounds from chicory. Characteristically, according to the invention, chicory is macerated in said solvent at a low temperature, preferably of between 0 DEG C. and 6 DEG C., for a period of at least twelve hours

and the maceration liquor is filtered with a cut-off threshold of at least 0.22 mum. The present invention further relates to the use of the extract obtained by the process of the invention for the preparation of an oral hygiene composition and for the preparation of cosmetic products.

Priority: FR20000003669 Applic. Date: 2000-03-22

Inventor: HERMAND OLIVIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6645535B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Method of making coated chewing gum products containing various antacids

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 09/747323   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A method of making antacid coated chewing gum products comprises the steps of providing chewing gum cores

providing a coating syrup comprising a bulk sweetener and a neutralizing antacid suspended in the coating syrup, the coating syrup containing from about 25% to about 50% by weight of the solids in the syrup of a neutralizing antacid, selected from the group consisting of aluminum salts, bismuth salts, magnesium salts, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate, sodium potassium tartrate, tricalcium phosphate and mixtures thereof, and applying the coating syrup to the cores and drying the syrup to produce a coating on the cores. Methods of use of the product to provide relief in the gastrointestinal tract are also included.

Priority: US2000-552290 Applic. Date: 2000-04-19; US1999-389211 Applic. Date: 1999-09-02

Inventor: ZYCK DANIEL J [US]; GREENBERG MICHAEL J [US]; BARKALOW DAVID G [US]; MARSKE SCOTT W [US]; SCHNELL PHILIP G [US]; MAZZONE PHILIP [US]


Patent No.: US6646206B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Electrical cable having indicating malfunction means therein

Applicant/Assignee: HAZARDGUARD, INC

Application No.: 10/145303   Filing Date: 13/May/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is an electrical cable assembly in simplest form including at least one conductor, at least one insulator, and at least one attention getting material and/or a visual reacting material such as a thermochromic material or liquid crystal formulation, which will, visually and/or physically react to certain critical temperature ranges. May give off a response to variations in temperature an/or magnetic and/or electrical fields which are indicative of a hazard and/or fault, or to the direct and/or indirect results of electrical energy behavior, to provide an indication of an electrical overload condition, and/or a malfunction, and/or the incremental stages of hazard experienced by, and being experienced by, and to be experienced by, the electrical cable assembly itself, which undergoes on its own, at least one noticeable manifestation, to get your attention.

Priority: US1999-318096 Applic. Date: 1999-05-25; US1994-312650 Applic. Date: 1994-09-27

Inventor: RYECZEK JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US6648176B1  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: SAFETY TOOTHPASTE CONTAINERS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/075030   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A soft, non sharp toothpaste container for use after inspection for tampering and having a clear packet sized to include sufficient toothpaste gel for one brushing. A toothpaste gel is put in the packet, the gel being essentially transparent. The packet is sealed during manufacture to prevent insertion of additional contents without visible violation of the packet. The packet may contain printing that is sufficiently clear to permit visual inspection of the packet prior to use. When the packet is formed as a toothpaste tube having a removable cap, the cap and body of the tube are soft and flexible. Otherwise, the packet includes a score cut to permit opening by tearing on the score cut.

Priority:

Inventor: DONOVAN JAMES A [US]


Patent No.: US6648641B1  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Apparatus, method and product for treating teeth

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/721431   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A brushing system including a multiple cartridge dispensing system which dispenses the treatment material either directly onto brush bristles, or through the brush to the bristles. A multiplicity of materials may be provided to the cartridges for use in brushing. In addition to use in dental care, the system finds utility in hair coloring, spot laundry cleaning, skin and nail care, and polishing, as well as numerous others.

Priority: WO2001US43442 Applic. Date: 2001-11-21

Inventor: VILTRO LOUIS JOHN [US]; WRIGHT SCOTT MATTHEW [US]; HEALEY PATRICK JOHN [US]; DE AMICIS GIOVANNI BATTISTA [US]


Patent No.: US6649146B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Dental impression material utilizing ruthenium metathesis catalyst

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/010777   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A composition for use as a dental impression material including a polymerizable resin consisting of oligomers or polymers functionalized with groups curable by ring opening metathesis polymerization. These oligomers or polymers are end-capped and/or tethered with said functional groups. The composition also includes a ruthenium carbene complex catalyst, whereby the catalyst initiates ring-opening metathesis polymerization of the composition. The invention includes a paste/paste system in which a base paste includes the polymerizable oligomer or polymer and an inorganic dental filler system and in which a catalyst paste includes the catalyst dissolved in an inert solvent and an inorganic dental filler system.

The oligomer or polymer may be, for example, one or a combination of a telechelic polydimethylsiloxane end-capped with norbornenyl groups, a polydimethylsiloxane tethered and end-capped with norbornenyl groups, a tri-functional polydimethylsiloxane end-capped with norbornenyl groups, or a quadri-functional polydimethylsiloxane end-capped with norbornenyl groups. The catalyst may be, for example, a ruthenium carbene complex with a ligand having a basicity higher than tricyclohexylphosphine. The composition of the present invention exhibits reduced sensitivity to sulfur impurities.

Priority: US2000-690236 Applic. Date: 2000-10-17

Inventor: ANGELETAKIS CHRISTOS [US]; CHEN MINGFEI [US]


Patent No.: US6649147B1  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Delivery system for oral care compositions comprising organosiloxane resins using a removable backing strip

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/019032   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a delivery system for delivering an oral care substance to the oral cavity, the delivery system comprising: (a) a removable backing strip having sufficient flexibility so as to be readily conformable to an oral surface when the delivery system is placed thereagainst

and (b) an oral care composition applied to the strip of material such that when the delivery system is placed on the oral surface the oral care composition contacts the oral surface, the oral care composition comprising: (i) an organosiloxane resin

(ii) a theology modifier

and (iii) at least one oral care substance

wherein the oral care composition remains on the oral surface after the backing strip is removed. Further disclosed are such delivery systems in which the oral care composition further comprises fluid diorganopolysiloxane-based polymers

such compositions may further comprise carriers for solubilizing the organosiloxane resin and the fluid diorganopolysiloxane-based polymers. Still further disclosed are methods of using the delivery systems.

Priority: WO1999US15130 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO1999US15131 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO2000US15890 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09; WO2000US15891 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09; WO2000US18188 Applic. Date: 2000-06-30

Inventor: YE HAI [CN]; BUCKLEY CHRISTOPHER DAVID [CN]; YUE JIANG [US]


Patent No.: US6649148B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Reductant rinse for use with ozone treatment of dental caries

Applicant/Assignee: CUROZONE IRELAND LIMITED

Application No.: 10/096050   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A reductant rinse including xylitol prevents buildup in ozone carrying lines in apparatus for the treatment of dental caries.

Priority: US20010279795P Applic. Date: 2001-03-29

Inventor: LYNCH EDWARD [GB]; SCHEMMER JURGEN [CA]


Patent No.: US6649629B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Nitrosated and nitrosylated cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, compositions and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: NITROMED, INC

Application No.: 09/741816   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The present invention describes novel nitrosated and/or nitrosylated cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitors and novel compositions comprising at least one nitrosated and/or nitrosylated cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitor, and, optionally, at least one compound that donates, transfers or releases nitric oxide, stimulates endogenous synthesis of nitric oxide, elevates endogenous levels of endothelium-derived relaxing factor or is a substrate for nitric oxide synthase, and/or optionally, at least one therapeutic agent, such as, steroids, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory compounds (NSAID), 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) inhibitors, leukotriene B4 (LTB4) receptor antagonists, leukotriene A4 (LTA4) hydrolase inhibitors, 5-HT agonists, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) inhibitors, H2 antagonists, antineoplastic agents, antiplatelet agents, decongestants, diuretics, sedating or non-sedating anti-histamines, inducible nitric oxide synthase inhibitors, opioids, analgesics, Helicobacter pylori inhibitors, proton pump inhibitors, isoprostane inhibitors, and mixtures thereof. The present invention also provides novel compositions comprising at least one parent COX-2 inhibitor and at least one nitric oxide donor, and, optionally, at least one therapeutic agent. The present invention also provides kits and methods for treating inflammation, pain and fever

for treating and/or improving the gastrointestinal properties of COX-2 inhibitors

for facilitating wound healing

for treating and/or preventing renal toxicity

and for treating and/or preventing other disorders resulting from elevated levels of cyclooxygenase-2.

Priority: US20000226085P Applic. Date: 2000-08-18; US19990171623P Applic. Date: 1999-12-23

Inventor: BANDARAGE UPUL K [US]; FANG XINQIN [US]; GARVEY DAVID S [US]; LETTS L GORDON [US]; SCHROEDER JOSEPH D [US]; TAM SANG WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US6649650B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Herbal chemical composition for the treatment of cancer

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 10/013133   Filing Date: 07/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relate to a novel synergistic composition of lignans exhibiting anticancer activities for breast, cervix, neuroblastoma, colon, liver, lung, mouth, ovary and prostate cancer obtained from the plant extract of Cedrus deodra, said composition comprising of (-)-Matairesinol in the range of 9 to 13% by weight, (-)-Wikstromol in the range of 75 to 79% by weight, Dibenzylbutyrolactol in the range of 7 to 11% by weight, and Unidentified material in the range of 2.6 to 3% by weight

further, the synergistic composition of lignan is used in combination with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers for inhibiting growth of various human cancer cell lines selected from breast, cervix, neuroblastoma, colon, liver, lung, mouth, ovary and prostate tissues.

Priority:

Inventor: RAO JANASWAMY MADHUSUDANA [IN]; SRINIVAS PULLELA VENKATA [IN]; YADAV JHILLU SINGH [IN]; RAGHAVAN KONDAPURAM VIJAYA [IN]; SAXENA AJIT KUMAR [IN]; SHANMUGAVEK MUTIAH [IN]; KAMPASI HIMANI [IN]; QAZI GULAM NABI [IN]


Patent No.: US6649669B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Single solution bonding formulation

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/029297   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A single solution bonding formulation for dental applications comprising a plurality of at least one self-polymerizable polyvinyl acidic monomer or at least two different polymerizable polyvinyl acidic monomers, a calcium phosphate filler, at least one photoinitiator, optionally an accelerator, optionally a solvent, and optionally a fluoride additive is provided. Additionally, a method for treating enamel, dentin, and/or pulp with the same single solution bonding formulation is provided. The single solution bonding formulation provides for the release of calcium, phosphate and/or fluoride ions which are sufficient in situ to form hydroxyapatite and/or fluorapatite.

Priority:

Inventor: DICKENS SABINE [US]


Patent No.: US6651825B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Disposable net assemblies for apparatus for collecting floating debris

Applicant/Assignee: FRESH CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 09/875348   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A disposable net assembly is provided for a trap for collecting floatable debris in a waterway or combined sewer system. The net assembly includes a knitted bag-shaped mesh net having a frame surrounding the mouth of the net with the net secured around its rim to the frame. The net may be formed of an inner layer and an outer layer of mesh with the openings of the inner layer being substantially larger than the openings of the outer layer. The frame may be formed of a plastic molded material having side members tapered in the vertical direction to facilitate the changing of the netting assemblies and tapered in the downstream direction to lock into place under the force of the flow. Several embodiments of the frame members have projections thereon which cooperate with a clamping element to hold the net to the frame.

Some embodiments of the members have parts that lock together with a post and hole construction while others employ a tension band to clamp the net to the projections on the frame. The net is preferably secured around its rim to the frame, with the mouth of the net extending around the outside and upstream side of the frame and over the surface having the projections. The net is preferably formed of a high strength and high stretch yarn, with rolled sewn seams and having reinforcing on the seams and on high stress areas of the net.

Priority:

Inventor: TURNER JR RICHARD R [US]; KIRCHER ROBERT [US]; MORAN DENNIS R [US]


Patent No.: US6652279B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Dental device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/064938   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A dental device (10) that provides effective teeth and gum cleaning when the device (10) is chewed, rotated, and/or brushed across the teeth is disclosed. The device (10) includes a body (12) presenting a multifaceted bristle-supporting surface (20) extending substantially around the circumference of at least a portion of the body (12). The device (10) further includes bristles (14) fixed relative to, and extending from, the facets (24,26) of the bristle-supporting surface (20). In the preferred embodiment, the body (12) includes a base (16) and a handle (18) extending from one end of the base (16). The base (16) supports the bristle-supporting surface (20) around its circumference and includes bristles (14) extending from the end opposite the handle (18). A dental device (100) embodying an alternative configuration is also disclosed.

The device (100) includes a body (102) having a smooth bristle-supporting surface (106), and bristles (104) extending from the surface (106) to define relatively convergent and divergent axes.

Priority: US20010345048P Applic. Date: 2001-11-09

Inventor: SANTACRUZ KAREN [US]


Patent No.: US6652280B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Composition and method for improving, altering, and treating teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/791204   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A composition and method for administering a treatment agent to a tooth, such as fluoride to improve the tooth's resistance to dental caries with a composition which can be selectively removed, the composition comprising a lac based compound with a treatment agent such as fluoride for applying to a tooth, and a method including selecting the color to be applied, preparing the colorized compound with the treatment agent to be applied to a tooth, exposing the tooth to be covered, applying the treatment containing 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. Stencil apparatus can be used to create a design on the tooth using a covering compound.

Priority: US1999-370325 Applic. Date: 1999-08-09; US1998-054898 Applic. Date: 1998-04-03

Inventor: COHEN MORTON [US]


Patent No.: US6652282B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Endodontic sealing compositions and methods for using such compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/121389   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Endodontic sealant compositions and methods for sealing a root canal using sealant or other filling materials. The compositions include one or more resins that promote adhesion to hydrophilic dental tissues. Examples include alkyl methacrylates and derivatives thereof, such as alkylamino methacrylates and oxyphosphoro methacrylates. The compositions include a radio opacifying agent, so that they may be seen using X-rays, and one or more polymerization initiators to effect curing, at least one chemical initiator and, optionally, a photoinitiator, to yield a curable sealant composition. The compositions are introduced into the root canal using a narrow cannula coupled to a high pressure hydraulic delivery device. Additional pressure may be applied to the sealant compositions using a syringe-like plunger introduced within a cylindrical access hole drilled through the crown of the tooth.

The chemical initiator causes the mixed composition to harden over time. Hardening of at least a portion of the composition can be accelerated by including a photoinitiator and irratiating the mixed composition with radiant energy (e.g., from a dental curing lamp).

Priority: US2000-736729 Applic. Date: 2000-12-14

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


Patent No.: US6652765B1  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Implant surface preparation

Applicant/Assignee: IMPLANT INNOVATIONS, INC

Application No.: 09/777335   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The surface of a device that is surgically implantable in living bone is prepared. The device is made of titanium with a native oxide layer on the surface. The method of preparation comprises the steps of removing the native oxide layer from the surface of the device and performing further treatment of the surface substantially in the absence of unreacted oxygen.

Priority: US1999-259432 Applic. Date: 1999-03-01; US1994-351214 Applic. Date: 1994-11-30

Inventor: BEATY KEITH D [US]


Patent No.: US6652873B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Compositions and methods for enhancing receptor-mediated cellular internalization

Applicant/Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/120940   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for improving cellular internalization of one or more compounds are disclosed. The compositions include a compound to be delivered and a biocompatible viscous material, such as a hydrogel, lipogel, or highly viscous sol. The composition also include, or are administered in conjunction with, an enhancer in an amount effective to maximize expression of or binding to receptors and enhance RME of the compound into the cells. This leads to high transport rates of compounds to be delivered across cell membranes, facilitating more efficient delivery of drugs and diagnostic agents. Compositions are applied topically orally, nasally, vaginally, rectally, and ocularly. The enhancer is administered with the composition or separately, either systemically or preferably locally. The compound to be delivered can also be the enhancer.

Priority: US1999-412821 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; US19980103117P Applic. Date: 1998-10-05

Inventor: DEAVER DANIEL R [US]; EDWARDS DAVID A [US]


Patent No.: US6652875B1  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Casein formulations for the delivery of bioactive constituents

Applicant/Assignee: PACIFIC BIOLINK PTY. LIMITED

Application No.: 09/744593   Filing Date: 19/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a formulation for the delivery of bioactive constituents to biological surfaces, wherein said formulation comprises a suspensions or solution of at least one isolated and purified casein protein or salt thereof, in water, together with at least one bioactive constituent.

Priority: AU1998PP04947 Applic. Date: 1998-07-29; WO1999AU00608 Applic. Date: 1999-07-29

Inventor: BANNISTER DENNIS JAMES [AU]


Patent No.: US6653365B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Dental composite materials and method of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/136031   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A dental composite material that comprises a polymerizable resin composition

a filler system comprising polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane fillers

and a curing system. The dental composite material is useful for a variety of dental materials, treatments, and restorative functions including crown and bridge materials, fillings, adhesives, sealants, luting agents or cements, denture base materials, orthodontic materials and sealants, and other dental restorative materials.

Priority: US20010287918P Applic. Date: 2001-05-01; US20010338116P Applic. Date: 2001-11-08

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US6653375B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: URETHANE DI(METH)ACRYLATE DERIVATIVES OF 1,3-BIS(1-ISOCYANATO-1-METHYLETHYL)BENZENE

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 09/236787   Filing Date: 25/Jan/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to urethane di(meth)acrylate derivatives of 1-3-bis(1-isocyanato-1-methylethyl)benzene according to Formula (I)in which R is hydrogen or a straight-chained C1-C8 alkyl radical

X and Y independently of each other stand forR<1 >being a substituted or unsubstituted C6- to C12-aryl or C7- to C16-alkyl aryl radical

R<2 >hydrogen, a C1- to C5-alkyl or a substituted or unsubstituted C6- to C12-aryl radical

R<3 >hydrogen or a methyl radical

R<4 >a C1- to C8-alkylene radical which can be broken by oxygen atoms, or a phenylene radical

R<5 >hydrogen or a methyl radical

R<6 >a substituted or unsubstituted C6- to C12-aryl or C7- to C16-alkyl aryl radical

Z being -CO- or a chemical bond and W standing for oxygen, sulphur or NR<7>, R<7 >being hydrogen or a straight-chained C1- to C6-alkyl radical. The substances are suitable in particular for the production of dental materials.

Priority: DE19981003979 Applic. Date: 1998-01-28; US19980081685P Applic. Date: 1998-04-14

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; VOELKEL THOMAS [DE]; FISCHER URS KARL [CH]


Patent No.: US6655396B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Closed loop pressure washer system with hydro-dynamic continuous flush washing assembly

Applicant/Assignee: EZ ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/792374   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A closed loop pressure washing system including a pressure washer device for pressure washing an object having a contaminant, and for recovering the the contaminant. The pressure washing system includes a supporting mechanism arranged to support the object while a washing fluid is flowed over the object to remove the contaminant. A collection arrangement is included at least partially located below the supporting mechanism. The collection arrangement is further arranged to receive raw run-off fluid from the support mechanism. A flush assembly is arranged to at least periodically impinge rinsing fluid onto the supporting mechanism to hydro-dynamically sweep the contaminants collecting on the support mechanism into the collection system.

Priority:

Inventor: KRENZEL ART [US]


Patent No.: US6656438B1  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Disinfectant solution bottle

Applicant/Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/497725   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2000

Abstract:

Since the disinfectant solution bottle has a detachable section and a sealing section, the disinfectant solution bottle can be connected to the inlet of the disinfectant solution tank of the cleaning and disinfecting unit in a watertight manner

the mouth section of the bottle is closed with the sealing section before the disinfectant solution bottle is attached to the inlet of the disinfectant solution tank

and while the disinfectant solution is being connected to the inlet of the disinfectant solution tank, the disinfectant solution or concentrated disinfectant solution in the disinfectant solution bottle can flow into the disinfectant solution tank via the inlet because the inside of the disinfectant solution bottle and the inside of the disinfectant solution tank can communicate with each other in a watertight manner cut off from the outside, for example, due to automatic rupture of the sealing section when the disinfectant bottle is attached to the inlet of the disinfectant solution tank.

Priority: JP19990028863 Applic. Date: 1999-02-05

Inventor: KINOSHITA TOSHIHARU [JP]; NAKAGAWA MIKIHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6656454B1  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Method for producing surfactant granulates

Applicant/Assignee: COGNIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 09/936376   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Aqueous oral and dental care compositions are comprising of: (a) from about 0.1 to about 20% by weight of surfactant granules which are the product of the process which comprises subjecting an aqueous paste comprised of from about 40 to about 60% by weight of a monoglyceride (ether) sulfate to simultaneous drying and granulation in a fluidized bed

(b) from about 1 to about 25% by weight of an abrasive, a polish, or a combination thereof

(c) from 0 to about 65% by weight of a humectant

(d) from 0 to about 2% by weight of chitosan

(e) from 0 to about 3% by weight of a flavoring and

(f) from 0 to about 5% by weight other auxiliaries including water wherein the weight of all components adds up to 100% by weight.

Priority: DE19991011040 Applic. Date: 1999-03-12; WO2000EP01836 Applic. Date: 2000-03-03

Inventor: KOESTER JOSEF [DE]; SEIPEL WERNER [DE]; KOSBOTH CELIA [DE]; HENSEN HERMANN [DE]; EGGERS ANKE [DE]


Patent No.: US6656485B1  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Products for body hygiene based on lapacho extracts containing quercitine, their preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: EURO-PHARMA S.R.L

Application No.: 09/830861   Filing Date: 07/Sep/2001

Abstract:

Products for body hygiene containing Lapacho extracts and also quercitine and possibly other quinones present in Lapacho extracts salified or whatever modified in order to make them soluble in water are described. The preparation of the above said compounds and their use is also described.

Priority: WO1999EP08032 Applic. Date: 1999-10-22; IT1998FI00238 Applic. Date: 1998-10-30

Inventor: MISCIOSCIA MARIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6656493B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Edible film formulations containing maltodextrin

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 09/682164   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2001

Abstract:

Improved edible films for mucoadhesion are provided. The films include at least three types film forming agents other than pullulan, such as maltodextrins, hydrocolloids and fillers. Medicaments and other additive agents can also be incorporated into the edible films. In this regard, the edible films can be utilized to deliver or release the medicaments into an oral cavity, thereby providing effective oral treatment with respect to, for example, oral cleansing and breath freshening.

Priority:

Inventor: DZIJA MICHAEL R [US]; BARKALOW DAVID G [US]; CHAPDELAINE ALBERT H [US]; ZYCK DANIEL J [US]


Patent No.: US6656920B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Composition and method for promoting oral health

Applicant/Assignee: AMARILLO BIOSCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 09/826024   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for increasing unstimulated whole saliva in a patient. The method comprises orally administering an effective amount of a disaccharide, such as maltose, trehalose, or anhydrous crystalline maltose, to the patient in a dosage form such as a lozenge. The disaccharide can also be administered in combination with an effective amount of vitamin C, or a derivative thereof, such as a vitamin C ester. The invention is also directed to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a disaccharide in combination with vitamin C, or a derivative thereof, such as a vitamin C ester. The method is used to treat diseases such as Sj+¦gren's syndrome and xerostomia.

Priority: US20000194539P Applic. Date: 2000-04-04

Inventor: FOX PHILIP C [US]; CUMMINS MARTIN J [US]; CUMMINS JOSEPH M [US]


Patent No.: US6659115B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Cleaning and sterilizing machine

Applicant/Assignee: SMEJA GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 09/958684   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to a cleaning and sterilizing machine for small articles such as closure elements for pharmaceutical containers consisting of a treatment tank (1) which is supported by a horizontal shaft (3) in a carrier (2) and is mounted so it can rotate about the axis of the shaft (3) and has a funnel-shaped upper part (6) with a loading and unloading opening (8) arranged in it, said treatment tank being closeable by a valve (7) and having inlet and outlet lines (13, 14) for at least one treatment medium such as water, steam or compressed air connected to it and supported by the shaft (3). To prevent reloading of the cleaned small articles into a container so that the articles from the treatment tank (1) can be processed further, it is provided according to this invention that the shaft (3) has a supporting device (4) in which the treatment tank (1) is held detachably, and the inlet and outlet lines (13, 14) are detachably connected by couplings (10, 11) to valves (9, 10) arranged on the treatment tank (1). In this way the treatment tank itself can be transported to the machine for further processing, and the articles can be fed directly from it to this machine.

Priority: DE19991016720 Applic. Date: 1999-04-13; WO2000EP02615 Applic. Date: 2000-03-24

Inventor: WIECZOREK JOACHIM [DE]


Patent No.: US6660029B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Hinged therapeutic mouthpiece

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/209310   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2002

Abstract:

This invention relates to devices for insertion into the mouth for the application of heat or cold to oral tissue to provide a therapeutic effect. The device 10 includes an upper member 11 substantially conforming to a contour of an upper gum line, a lower member 12 substantially conforming to a contour of a lower gum line, a first hinge member 13, and a second hinge member 14, wherein at least one hinge member 13, 14 is configured to exert a compressive force to maintain the upper member 11 substantially in contact with an upper gum and the lower member 12 substantially in contact with a lower gum.

Priority: US20010309327P Applic. Date: 2001-08-01

Inventor: VANSKIVER GREG J [US]; VANSKIVER ROXANNE R [US]


Patent No.: US6660073B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Method of manufacture of dental porcelain having small leucite crystallites

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/634476   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2000

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:

Priority: US1999-404086 Applic. Date: 1999-09-23; US1997-870965 Applic. Date: 1997-06-06; US1996-614044 Applic. Date: 1996-03-12

Inventor: PANZERA CARLINO [US]; KAISER LISA M [US]


Patent No.: US6660250B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Tooth cleaning composition and applicator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/233446   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a tooth cleaning composition and applicator that is particularly adapted for clearing and cleaning the area of the teeth in preparation of fillings or orthodontic appliances, such as braces or bridges. The cleaning agent of the present invention consists of various size ground pumice with a water soluble lubricant binder. The present invention limits the tendencies of spatter and overcomes prior art uses of ground pumice in dental applications.

Priority:

Inventor: HIGGINS PETE B [US]


Patent No.: US6660704B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Composition for use in a washing machine

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V

Application No.: 09/509642   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Composition for use in a washing machine, characterized by a basic composition evolving its function essentially in the main washing cycle of the washing machine and in the form of a tablet, and at least one particle with at least one core comprising at least one substance evolving its function essentially in the rinsing cycles, and a covering substantially completely surrounding the core or cores comprising at least one compound, whose solubility increases with decreasing concentration of a specific ion in the surrounding medium, the at least one particle being placed in or on the tablet in such a way that the surface of the particle or particles is at the most in partial direct contact with the surface of the basic composition surrounding the same and the concentration of the specific ion in the local environment of the particle or particles is sufficiently high up to a substantially complete dissolving of the tablet in order to prevent a substantial dissolving of the covering or a substantial detachment of the covering from the core or cores, as well as processes for performing a washing cycle in a washing machine using the composition according to the invention.

Priority: DE19981034179 Applic. Date: 1998-07-29; WO1999EP05264 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23

Inventor: WASCHENBACH GUIDO [DE]; WIEDEMANN RALF [DE]; CARBONELL ENRIC [ES]; CORDELLINA ANTONIO [IT]; BOSCO MANUELA [IT]; FRANZOLIN GIORGIO [IT]; CLOTET JOAN [ES]; ZAMUNER DORA [IT]; ROBINSON PAUL W [DE]


Patent No.: US6660743B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Therapeutic aqueous composition containing a hexahydro-5-pyrimidinamine compound and a polyalkoxylated fatty alcohol

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY

Application No.: 09/890344   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The invention provides a therapeutic aqueous composition comprising: (i) a therapeutically effective amount of a hexahydro-5-pyrimidinamine compound, e.g. hexetidine

(ii) a salification acidic compound

and (iii) a polyalkoxylated fatty alcohol. The composition shows enhanced stability.

Priority: EP19990400408 Applic. Date: 1999-02-19; WO2000EP00487 Applic. Date: 2000-01-22

Inventor: CANCES JOEL [FR]; MUNEROT JACQUES [FR]


Patent No.: US6660776B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Composition and method for lubricating and protecting the oral cavity using flavored petroleum jelly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/007424   Filing Date: 15/Jan/1998

Abstract:

A composition and method for lubricating and protecting the oral cavity generally and specifically the teeth, gums and tongue using a flavored petrolatum. In the preferred embodiment, the composition contains about 96%-98% (w/w) of petrolatum and about 2%-4% (w/w) of flavoring. The composition is liberally applied to the affected areas of the oral cavity to lubricate and protect those areas during dental or medical procedures having an aesthetically pleasing flavor without leaving an undesirable aftertaste.

Priority:

Inventor: MCDANIELS III PELLOM [US]


Patent No.: US6660784B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Dental catalyst for chemical polymerization and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/957025   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A dental catalyst for chemical polymerization comprising an acidic compound, an organic peroxide such as cumene hydroperoxide, and aryl borate compound such as sodium tetraphenylborate, but without substantially containing amine compound. This catalyst is chemically highly stable, is easy to handle, is highly active, is less likely to be impaired by polymerization, and does not cause the cured product to be tinted or discolored, and is very useful for the dental restorative.

Priority: JP20000291528 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26; JP20000310992 Applic. Date: 2000-10-11; JP20000313519 Applic. Date: 2000-10-13

Inventor: IBARAGI KAZUYA [JP]; KAZAMA HIDEKI [JP]; OGURI MAKOTO [JP]


Patent No.: US6662999B1  Issued: 16/Dec/2003

Title: System and method for generating an identification card

Applicant/Assignee: CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE, CO

Application No.: 10/083033   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2002

Abstract:

An identification card documentation data file is generated that is representative of a high volume batch of identification cards. Content information, including information regarding providers, eligibility, the client, benefits and business rules, is used, along with format information, to create the data file.

Priority:

Inventor: VANCOUR KAREN ANN [US]; GRENNAN PAUL G [US]


Patent No.: US6663201B2  Issued: 16/Dec/2003

Title: Vertically stabilized adjustable shelf bracket assembly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/799853   Filing Date: 05/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A vertically stabilized shelf bracket assembly having at least two support strips on which at least one cabinet and preferably one or more shelves are mounted. The shelving is stabilized in several ways. First, the brackets are provided with a shelf engaging recess. 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. 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.

Priority: US1999-255258 Applic. Date: 1999-02-22

Inventor: HERRON III WARREN L [US]; HERRON JR WARREN L [US]


Patent No.: US6669475B2  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: PERSONAL INTERPROXIMAL DENTAL SURFACE CLEANING AND DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/158942   Filing Date: 03/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a device for use to clean interproximal dental surfaces, subgingival areas and periodontal pockets and deliver a drug to these surfaces, areas and pockets after they have been cleaned. The device has a reservoir for storing and supplying the drug. The reservoir acts as a handle and has an outlet at one extremity. The device also has a needle with an internal channel through which the drug may flow. The needle is made of three successive sections including a clipping section, a cleaning section and an applicator section. The clipping section is connected to the outlet of the reservoir in such a manner as to place the channel of the needle in open communication with the reservoir. The cleaning section has an outer scrubbing surface that is sized to be inserted between teeth in order to clean the interproximal dental surfaces, subgingival areas and periodontal pockets.

The applicator section projects away from the cleaning segment in a direction opposite to the clipping section. It has a plurality of perforations that allows the drug supplied from the reservoir through the channel, to be delivered to the interproximal dental surfaces, subgingival areas and periodontal pockets after their cleaning has been completed. Inasmuch as the applicator section is separate from the cleaning section and located in a position opposite to the handle, the drug may be delivered onto the areas, surfaces or pockets that have been cleanedwhile reducing the risk for this drug to be withdrawn by the scrubbing surface of the cleaning section when the same is removed from between the teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: KANDELMAN STANISLAS [FR]; KANDELMAN DANIEL [CA]


Patent No.: US6669711B1  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: Operation balloon

Applicant/Assignee: KOKEN CO. LTD

Application No.: 09/762697   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A surgical balloon which is provided with a plurality of balloons so that a fixing property and a shielding property are simultaneously satisfied, and prevents a liquid or a gas from flowing from one area in the body to another area thereof. The surgical balloon is further provided with a balloon fixing device, a drain for draining water from the front nostril and a tube for supplying rinsing water into the nasal cavity so that a surgical operation using an endoscope is carried out inside the nasal cavity with the nasal cavity filled with a water flow. A high-pressure balloon having a fixing property and a low-pressure balloon having a shielding property are combined, and the balloon is pulled from the periphery of the front nostril so as to be secured

thus, a large amount of water supply and water drain are carried out through the front nostril. Therefore, it is possible to carry out a nose surgical operation using an endoscope in a water flowing, a strong rinsing operation after the surgical operation and a diagnosis inside the nasal cavity using a ultrasonic wave.

Priority: JP19980267204 Applic. Date: 1998-08-17; WO1999JP04362 Applic. Date: 1999-08-11

Inventor: NODA KAZUHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6669927B2  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: Dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/001139   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Dental compositions containing adjuvants are provided that have the capability of undergoing an increase in viscosity in response to an increase in temperature. In a preferred embodiment, the compositions also have the ability to reverse their viscosity in response to a decrease in temperature.

Priority: US1998-190541 Applic. Date: 1998-11-12; US1998-190717 Applic. Date: 1998-11-12

Inventor: TROM MATTHEW C [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Patent No.: US6669957B1  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: Galenic formulations fast disintegrating in the mouth and method for preparing same

Applicant/Assignee: CLL PHARMA

Application No.: 09/831711   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to pharmaceutical dosage forms with rapid disintegration in the mouth and to their process of preparation.These pharmaceutical dosage forms comprise at least one active principle dispersed in a mixture of excipients and are characterized in that the mixture of excipients comprises at least one weakly compressible diluting agent other than trehalose and a copolymer of 1-vinylpyrrolidin-2-one and of vinyl acetate.Applications: oral administration of a great many active principles (analgesics, antispasmodics, agents used in gastroenterology, agents for combating motion sickness, antimigraines, beta-blockers, antihistaminics, antibiotics or antibacterials, antivertigos, hypnotics, and the like).

Priority: FR19990011513 Applic. Date: 1999-09-15; WO2000FR02563 Applic. Date: 2000-09-15

Inventor: LARUELLE CLAUDE [FR]; ZAKARIAN NOEL [FR]; GIMET RENE [FR]; TOSELLI DOMINIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US6672243B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2004

Title: Display device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/038372   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A display device for use on a moving vehicle, said display device comprising:(i) a flexible, inflatable tube with a mouth and a tail end, said tube being adapted such that air currents can flow through the tube and in doing so cause the tube to inflate

(ii) a reinforced collar region around the mouth of the tube

(iii) a first attachment means being an integral part of or adapted to attach to a vehicle

(iv) a second attachment means adapted to attach the collar region of tube to the first attachment means on the motor vehicle

and wherein the sides of the tube are adapted to display advertising or other display material.

Priority: GB19960019977 Applic. Date: 1996-09-25; US1999-269582 Applic. Date: 1999-09-21

Inventor: SEYMOUR MICHAEL [GB]; ILLINGWORTH RONALD HUGH [GB]; LEWIS KAREN ANN [GB]


Patent No.: US6672932B1  Issued: 06/Jan/2004

Title: Actuatable toy containing deformable bladder

Applicant/Assignee: TREASURE BAY, INC

Application No.: 10/047075   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A toy or article containing an elastomeric and deformable bladder therein that facilitates in actuating a component of the toy or article such as a tail or an arm when squeezed or otherwise deformed is disclosed. The actuatable toy generally comprises a deformable bladder containing a fluid substance and is deformable proximate to the actuatable component upon application of pressure thereon. In addition, the actuatable toy comprises a flexible outer covering enclosing the deformable bladder, where at least a portion of the outer covering comprises a movable material disposed proximate to the actuatable component of the toy, whereupon actuating of the movable material and deformation of the bladder facilitate actuation of the actuatable component upon application of pressure on the toy.

Priority:

Inventor: PANEC DON J [US]; STILLINGER SCOTT [US]; LARONGE RON [US]


Patent No.: US6673574B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2004

Title: Oral delivery of peptides using enzyme-cleavable membrane translocators

Applicant/Assignee: UNIGENE LABORATORIES INC

Application No.: 09/997465   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Bioavailability of peptide active agents to be administered orally is enhanced by a pharmaceutical composition providing targeted release of the peptide to the intestine in addition to having the active peptide linked to a membrane translocator which is capable of being at least partially cleaved in vivo by an enzyme. The composition includes an acid-resistant protective vehicle which transports components of the invention through the stomach 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: US20000250055P Applic. Date: 2000-11-30

Inventor: STERN WILLIAM [US]; MEHTA NOZER M [US]; RAY MARTHA V L [US]


Patent No.: US6675396B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2004

Title: Liquid dispensing toilet bowl cleaner

Applicant/Assignee: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC

Application No.: 10/149856   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A liquid dispenser for dispensing a liquid from the rim of a toilet bowl such that a controlled, consistent amount of liquid is dispensed into each flush. The liquid dispenser includes a bottle for holding the liquid, a base for holding the bottle and for providing a liquid feed conduit between the bottle and a dispensing plate, and a hook for suspending the base from the rim of the toilet bowl. The dispensing plate is integral with or attached to the base, downwardly inclined at an angle of from about 10 to about 30 degrees from the horizontal, and serves to distribute liquid from the feed conduit to a dispensing position on the upper surface of the dispensing plate where the liquid is contacted by flushing water from the toilet bowl.

The dispensing plate has various configurations that assist in the distribution of the liquid to the dispensing position on the upper surface of the dispensing plate. In a preferred version of the liquid dispenser, the dispensing plate has capillary channels in its upper surface for distributing the liquid, which has a viscosity of from about 2000 to about 4000 centipoise from the feed conduit to the dispensing position, and a plurality of engagement means by which the bottle is held in position, as well a barrier means and openings to control flow of liquid on the surface of the dispensing plate.

Priority: US2000-614873 Applic. Date: 2000-07-12; US1999-460570 Applic. Date: 1999-12-14; WO2000US33756 Applic. Date: 2000-12-13

Inventor: VARANASI PADMA PRABODH [US]; HARRITY KEVIN [US]; LEONARD STEPHEN B [US]; MOODYCLIFFE TIMOTHY I [US]


Patent No.: US6675425B1  Issued: 13/Jan/2004

Title: Photocatalytic apparatus and method for activating photocatalytic material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/629478   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A photocatalyst apparatus includes a substrate

a plurality of photocatalytic fibers, each of the photocatalytic fibers having a core or a sheath covering the core and a plurality of photocatalytic particles dispersed therein

and wherein the photocatalytic fibers are disposed on/in the substrate. Another photocatalyst apparatus includes a substrate having a substantially transparent member and a plurality of light diffusing particles dispersed therein

and a plurality of photocatalytic fibers disposed on/in the substrate, each of the photocatalytic fibers containing a photocatalyst disposed therein/thereon. The photocatalyst apparatus may be applicable to a dental cleaner or toothbrush. A cleaner for cleaning floors, carpets and/or walls, the cleaner includes: a cleaning head including a plurality of brushes containing a photocatalyst disposed hereon/therein

and at least one light source in communication with the photocatalyst. The cleaner may be applicable to a vacuum cleaner.

Priority: US1998-161013 Applic. Date: 1998-09-25; JP19960103131 Applic. Date: 1996-03-21

Inventor: IIMURA KEIJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6675518B1  Issued: 13/Jan/2004

Title: Dental x-ray storage and retrieval system

Applicant/Assignee: CLIVE CRAIG CO

Application No.: 09/768538   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Storage and retrieval system for dental x-ray films having an opaque panel and a clear plastic panel, the panels are joined at three sides to form a container sized and suited for safely storing the x-ray films and facilitating their retrieval through the visibility of the films in the container. One panel has a continued extent with tacky adhesive for closing the container or for holding the container on an x-ray film mount while permitting flipping up of the container to reveal x-rays beneath the container without detaching the container from the mount.

Priority: US20000215375P Applic. Date: 2000-06-29

Inventor: PORTEOUS DON [US]


Patent No.: US6677129B1  Issued: 13/Jan/2004

Title: Method for detecting Helicobacter pylori infection

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/476822   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A method for oral sampling and rapid, specific detection of the urease activity associated with H. pylori infection in humans without the need for sample incubation. The method involves the steps of gargling, or gargling and rinsing the mouth with a measured volume of sampling liquid with known characteristics

retrieving an oral liquid sample 10 into a collection container 12

acidifying the oral liquid sample

and contacting the oral liquid sample within the collection container with a urease detecting pad 14 containing urease substrate for detection of urease activity present in the oral liquid sample. The urease detecting pad can contain pH indicator for visual identification of color change associated with presence of urease activity in the oral liquid sample. The method provides for sampling of both the pharynx and mouth of the human, either separately or combined for diagnosis. pH change of the oral liquid sample associated with placing of the urease detecting pad onto the sample provides an additional or separate indicator of the presence of urease activity in the oral liquid sample.

Priority: US1998-120405 Applic. Date: 1998-07-22

Inventor: BLUME RICHARD S [US]


Patent No.: US6677393B1  Issued: 13/Jan/2004

Title: Silicon-based impression compounds with improved non-sag properties

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 09/937911   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to silicone-based addition-crosslinking impression material, containing(a) organopolysiloxanes with at least two unsaturated groups in the molecule,(b) organohydrogen polysiloxanes with at least three Si-H groups in the molecule,(c) optionally, organopolysiloxanes without reactive groups,(d) platinum catalyst,(e) optionally, hydrophilizing agent,(f) filler,(g) optionally, further customary additives, auxiliaries and dyes,characterized in that it contains, as component (h), polyalkylene oxide and/or its derivatives with an average molar mass of Mw>1000 at the rate of 0.001 to 1.0 wt.-% relative to the total mass of the cured material.

Priority: DE19991015004 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; WO2000EP02854 Applic. Date: 2000-03-31

Inventor: ZECH JOACHIM [DE]; WANEK ERICH [DE]


Patent No.: US6679275B2  Issued: 20/Jan/2004

Title: Vehicle washing installation

Applicant/Assignee: ALFRED KAERCHER GMBH & CO ALFRED KAERCHER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/178499   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2002

Abstract:

In order to further develop a vehicle washing installation comprising at least one nozzle arrangement which is movable past a vehicle to be cleaned in the longitudinal and transverse directions thereof and is adapted to be supplied with a cleaning liquid for cleaning the vehicle, so that it is of structurally simpler design and is less susceptible to failure, it is proposed, in accordance with the invention, that the nozzle arrangement comprise at least two groups of nozzles, with a first group of nozzles facing the vehicle to be cleaned during a transverse movement of the nozzle arrangement and a second group of nozzles facing the vehicle to be cleaned during a longitudinal movement of the nozzle arrangement.

Priority: DE19991063742 Applic. Date: 1999-12-29; WO2000EP12999 Applic. Date: 2000-12-20

Inventor: HEINZE MICHAEL [DE]; BERGER OLIVER [DE]


Patent No.: USD485617S1  Issued: 20/Jan/2004

Title: Dental strip

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 29/167921   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Priority: GB20023002387F Applic. Date: 2002-03-21

Inventor: BOSMA MARYLYNN P [US]; MACLEOD ANDREW [GB]


Patent No.: US6681925B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Autoclavable and resealable endo file container

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/028606   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2001

Abstract:

An open-ended container for holding dental instruments includes a body and a lid. The lid is configured to close the container when the lid is placed over the open end of the container. The lid is also configured for stabilizing the container in an upright position when the lid is placed over the bottom of the container. The lid is flared and generally provides greater support to the container for standing upright than does the bottom of the container. A piece of tape is used to seal and reseal the lid on the container. A foam material (e.g., open cell foam) housed within the container is used to hold dental instruments. A disinfecting solution contained within the container disinfects any dental instruments held therein.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; MCLEAN BRUCE S [US]


Patent No.: US6682348B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Dispensing apparatus and cartridge

Applicant/Assignee: ORAPHARMA, INC

Application No.: 10/112450   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A device for the treatment of periodontal disease includes a handle that has a configuration familiar to dental professionals, and a cartridge, that is locked into the handle when use, typically delivery of a composition to a periodontal pocket is desired. The cartridge provides for effective delivery of compositions, such as agents, as its tip is deformable, typically from a circular to an oval shape so as to flatten. The deformation may be made, either manually, by the dental professional, or upon contact with teeth or other tissues, whereby this flattened tip can penetrate deeply into periodontal pockets for quick and direct application of the composition, for example, therapeutic agents.

Priority:

Inventor: LAWTER JAMES R [US]; LANZILOTTI MICHAEL G [US]; BATES MARK [US]; HUNTER GREGORY H [US]


Patent No.: US6682717B1  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Toothpaste of selected calcined alumina particles

Applicant/Assignee: ALCAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Application No.: 10/111179   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2002

Abstract:

There is disclosed a toothpaste comprising as an abrasive an alumina in the form of particles having d10 below 3.5 mum, d50 below 1.0 mum and a specific surface area below 6 m<2>/g.

Priority: GB19990028057 Applic. Date: 1999-11-26; WO2000GB04488 Applic. Date: 2000-11-27

Inventor: WILLS KEVIN JOHN [GB]; DUNCAN IAIN STEWART [GB]


Patent No.: US6682718B1  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Remedies for periodontosis

Applicant/Assignee: YAMANOUCHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/130795   Filing Date: 23/May/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to an alveolar bone resorption inhibitor for use in topical injection by an alveolar mucosa injection method, which comprises a bisphosphonic acid derivative or a salt thereof as an active ingredient and to an alveolar bone resorption inhibitor for human periodontal tissue topical injection, which comprises a bisphosphonic acid derivative or a salt thereof in a concentration small enough so that local irritation to human periodontal tissues as the administrating site is acceptable but sufficient enough for expressing alveolar bone resorption inhibitory action by topical injection.

Priority: JP19990334885 Applic. Date: 1999-11-25; WO2000JP08246 Applic. Date: 2000-11-22

Inventor: O'UCHI NAOTO [JP]; IWAI TAKAYA [JP]; YOSHINO TAIJI [JP]; KANOH HIROYUKI [JP]; MOTOIE HIROYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6682720B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Zinc citrate beads in oral compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/331666   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2002

Abstract:

An oral product, particularly for anti-tartar use, is provided which includes from about 0.001 to about 20% of beads which include a zinc salt, the zinc salt having an average particle size ranging from about 0.01 to about 5 mm, and a dental base.

Priority: US2002-132046 Applic. Date: 2002-04-25

Inventor: RYLES CHRISTINE WATSON [US]; WILLIAMS DAVID ROBERT [US]; ZIEMKIEWICZ ALEXANDER GEORGE [US]; URBAEZ JESUS ANTONIO [US]


Patent No.: US6682722B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Oral compositions providing enhanced overall cleaning

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/233880   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral care compositions and methods for overall cleaning, whitening and preventing, reducing or removing surface deposited stains on natural teeth and dental prosthesis, the compositions comprising in an orally acceptable carrier at least 0.1% by weight of a water-soluble or water-dispersible copolymer prepared by copolymerizing one or a mixture of vinyl pyrrolidone (VP) monomers with one or a mixture of C1-C19 alkyl carboxylic acid (AC) C2-C12 alkenyl ester monomers.

Preferably, the compositions further comprise one or a mixture of other oral care agents selected from a water soluble alkali metal or ammonium tripolyphosphate in an amount at least about 0.5% by weight of the composition, an abrasive, preferably a precipitated silica abrasive, in an amount at least about 6% by weight of the composition and a bleaching agent in an amount at least about 0.1% by weight of the composition. This invention further relates to methods of cleaning, whitening and polishing natural teeth and dental prosthesis and of preventing, reducing or removing surface deposited stains from teeth by administering the present compositions.

Priority: US20010323304P Applic. Date: 2001-09-19

Inventor: MAJETI SATYANARAYANA [US]; BAPAT NITEEN VASANT [US]; CLYMER PAULA DENISE [US]; RENO ELIZABETH ANN [US]; GLANDORF WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]; KOVACS STEPHEN ANDRAS [US]


Patent No.: USD485907S1  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Dental strip

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 29/167957   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Priority: GB20023002386F Applic. Date: 2002-03-21

Inventor: BOSMA MARYLYNN P [US]; MACLEOD ANDREW [GB]


Patent No.: US6684879B1  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Inhaler

Applicant/Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE

Application No.: 09/868266   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2001

Abstract:

An inhaler has a housing containing a chamber (1a) providing a reservoir (8) for liquid providing an active ingredient to be supplied to a liquid outlet (10a). First and second electrodes are spaced apart (11 and 12) with the first electrode being spaced apart (11 and 12) with the first electrode being provided at or adjacent the liquid outlet (10a). A voltage supply (5, 7) is activated in response to air flowing through an air inlet (30) of the housing to provide a potential difference between the first and second electrodes (11 and 12) to create an electric field for causing comminution of liquid issuing from the liquid supply outlet (10a) to produce a stream of electrically charged comminuted matter for supply to the nasal passages of a user via an outlet (4) of the housing.

Priority: GB19980027856 Applic. Date: 1998-12-17; WO1999GB04303 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17

Inventor: COFFEE RONALD ALAN [GB]; PIRRIE ALASTAIR BRUCE [GB]; DAVIES DAVID NEVILLE [GB]


Patent No.: US6684880B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Applicator for dispensing bioactive compositions and methods for using the same

Applicant/Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P

Application No.: 10/007133   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2001

Abstract:

An applicator for delivering a bioactive composition includes a jet dispenser having an orifice for ejection of droplets from the dispenser. The jet dispenser further includes a main body. At least partially insertable through the main body is a replaceable fluid reservoir for holding and delivering the bioactive composition to the orifice for ejection therethrough. A body orifice spacer is positioned between the orifice of the dispenser and a target during ejection of the bioactive composition to the target.

Priority:

Inventor: TRUEBA KENNETH E [US]


Patent No.: US6685474B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Aqueous slurries useful for cleaning teeth and methods related thereto

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/223060   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Novel aqueous slurries capable of removing calculus, plaque or stains, adherent to tooth surfaces of a warm-blooded animal, when used in methods that are self-practicable by an individual human or practicable by an individual human on another warm-blooded animal, combine finely-divided charcoal

water

and alcohol, ammonia or hydrogen peroxide to form the slurries. Also disclosed are self-practicable methods that utilize the disclosed aqueous slurries by applying to, and contacting affected tooth surfaces with, the same, then removing the treated calculus, plaque or stains by means of devices and techniques that are safe to use according to the methods. Further, kits are disclosed that comprise the disclosed aqueous slurries, as well as apparatus, devices and tools for effectively using the same for the above purposes.

Priority: US2001-773081 Applic. Date: 2001-02-01

Inventor: HARWOOD DOUGLAS B [US]


Patent No.: US6685916B1  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Compositions for removing stains from dental surfaces, and methods of making and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC

Application No.: 10/285217   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A composition for removing stains from dental surfaces comprising a stain removing effective amount of at least two active components selected from a peroxide compound, a polyphosphate, and an anionic surfactant, in combination with an orally acceptable carrier. The present invention is further directed to methods of making and using the same.

Priority:

Inventor: HOLME SAMANTHA K [US]; LUO SHIUH JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6685917B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Treatment of mucositis

Applicant/Assignee: RXKINETIX, INC

Application No.: 09/993383   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2001

Abstract:

This present invention provides a therapeutic composition for use in the treatment of mucositis and a method for using such a therapeutic composition. The therapeutic composition includes a pharmaceutical substance effective for treating mucositis formulated with a biocompatible polymer, such as a biocompatible reverse-thermal gelation polymer.

Priority: US2000-721516 Applic. Date: 2000-11-22

Inventor: ROSENTHAL GARY J [US]; ETTER JEFFREY B [US]; RODELL TIMOTHY C [US]; SCHAUER WREN H [US]; SAMANIEGO ADRIAN [US]


Patent No.: US6685918B1  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Oral cleansing product

Applicant/Assignee: ALCAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Application No.: 10/111178   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2002

Abstract:

There is disclosed an oral cleansing product comprising as an abrasive an alumnina in the form of particles having d10 below 3.5 mum, d50 below 1.0 mum, and a specific surface area below 6 m<2>/g.

Priority: GB19990028055 Applic. Date: 1999-11-26; WO2000GB04483 Applic. Date: 2000-11-27

Inventor: WILLS KEVIN JOHN [GB]; DUNCAN IAIN STEWART [GB]


Patent No.: US6685920B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Method of protecting teeth against erosion

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/319108   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods of treating and protecting teeth against erosion by use of oral compositions comprising polymeric mineral surface active agents, metal ions such as stannous and zinc and combinations thereof. The present methods provide improved resistance of teeth to erosive demineralization or dissolution and prevention of tooth damage by subsequent exposure of teeth to erosive chemicals such as acidic foods and beverages.

Priority: US19990165351P Applic. Date: 1999-11-12; US2000-710250 Applic. Date: 2000-11-10

Inventor: BAIG ARIF A [US]; FALLER ROBERT V [US]; WHITE JR DONALD J [US]


Patent No.: US6685955B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Odor eliminating items and methods of use for hunting

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/216724   Filing Date: 13/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A regimen for hunting includes using a number of activated carbon-containing personal items in connection with a hunter's apparel and body to reduce the hunter's scent for improved hunting. The personal items include mouthwash, deodorant/antiperspirant, body and boot powder, bar and liquid soap for cleansing the body and hair, laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Each of the personal items includes an effective amount of activated carbon, so that use of the personal items reduces the available scent to be detected by animals in the wild.

Priority: US2000-574208 Applic. Date: 2000-05-19; US19990136760P Applic. Date: 1999-05-28

Inventor: JOHNSON LOUIS B [US]


Patent No.: US6686330B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Compositions including ether-capped poly (oxyalkylated) alcohol wetting agents

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/733450   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Compositions including ether-capped poly(oxyalkylated) alcohol wetting agents. The wetting agents are low-foaming and have good biodegradability, and can be used in a variety of applications, for example in polymer, anti-foaming, biocidal, coating, fertilizer, pharmaceutical, and drilling fluid compositions.

Priority: US2000-663576 Applic. Date: 2000-09-12; US2000-659895 Applic. Date: 2000-09-12; US20000232298P Applic. Date: 2000-09-12; US19990169632P Applic. Date: 1999-12-08; US20000178877P Applic. Date: 2000-01-28; US19990169585P Applic. Date: 1999-12-08; US20000178803P Applic. Date: 2000-01-28

Inventor: JORDAN IV GLENN THOMAS [US]; SCHEPER WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]; SIVIK MARK ROBERT [US]; KLUESENER BERNARD WILLIAM [US]; MCKENZIE KRISTEN LYNNE [US]


Patent No.: US6686390B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Compounds having antiinflamatory activity: process for their preparation and pharmaceutical compositions containing them

Applicant/Assignee: DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES LIMITED

Application No.: 09/861903   Filing Date: 21/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to novel heterocyclic compounds of the general formula (I), their derivatives, their analogs, their tautomeric forms, their stereoisomers, their regioisomers, their polymorphs, their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, their pharmaceutically acceptable solvates and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions containing them.

Priority: IN2000MA00388 Applic. Date: 2000-05-22; IN2000MA00436 Applic. Date: 2000-06-08

Inventor: PAL MANOJIT [IN]; YELESWARAPU KOTESWAR RAO [IN]; RAMANUJAM RAJAGOPALAN [IN]; MISRA PARIMAL [IN]; MAMNOOR PREM KUMAR [IN]; CASTURI SESHAGIRI RAO [IN]


Patent No.: US6687475B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Means and method of installing toner seals

Applicant/Assignee: CORNELIUS LESTER E

Application No.: 10/369029   Filing Date: 20/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A means and method for installing a seal upon the mouth of an elongated opening in a toner hopper farming part of a cartridge used with photoelectric copying devices. The tool is configured to support the seal along its axial length while exposing a distal edge portion of a peripherally located adhesive enabling it to be positioned on a corresponding edge surface of the toner hopper opening and engaged therewith, following which the tool is disconnected from the seal to enable the remaining portions of the adhesive to be adhered to the remaining portions of the mouth of the seal.

Priority: US20020374757P Applic. Date: 2002-04-24

Inventor: KACINSKI ROBERT [US]; SIMKO MARK [US]


Patent No.: US6687621B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Predictive method for polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/989602   Filing Date: 20/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a computational method for predicting a desired property and/or performance of polymers, and/or identifying and designing polymers that provide said desired property and/or performance, wherein the desired property can be provided by the neat, undiluted polymers, or diluted polymers in a composition. The method is a QSAR approach wherein the descriptors used are structural descriptors which are experimentally generated and/or derived from one or more analytical methods.

Priority: US20000252342P Applic. Date: 2000-11-20

Inventor: SCHNEIDERMAN EVA [US]; STANTON DAVID THOMAS [US]; TRINH TOAN [US]; LAIDIG WILLIAM DAVID [US]; KRAMER MICHAEL LEE [US]; GOSSELINK EUGENE PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6688034B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Fish hook remover

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/357755   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A fish hook remover includes a lengthwise base member, a combination handle, an actuation rod, and a rotary arm. The combination handle is attached to one end of the lengthwise base member and a yoke is formed on the other end of the lengthwise base member. The actuation rod is slidably retained by the lengthwise base member. A knob is attached to one end of the actuation rod and a rack is formed on the other end of the actuation rod. The rotary arm includes two rotating bodies and a pinion gear rigidly attached to the two rotating bodies. A clearance area is formed between the two rotating bodies to receive a shank of a hook. The rotary arm is pivotally retained by the yoke. The fishing line is wrapped around the combination handle. Linear movement of the actuation rod causes the pinion and rotary arm to pivot.

Priority: US20020396291P Applic. Date: 2002-07-17

Inventor: MANTEL ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6688073B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Method of forming a composite panel

Applicant/Assignee: CHAMELEON CAST WALL SYSTEM LLC

Application No.: 10/059820   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A method of forming a composite panel with a facade comprising a planar arrangement of thin discrete facers on a body of structural backing material. The method comprises the steps of providing a horizontal casting bed, providing a plurality of facers each with chamfers at corners between side-rear and end-rear walls, arranging the facers in abutting relationship atop the casting bed and in a selected pattern in a face down planar configuration so that the chamfers on the facers open upwardly and define narrow elongated sealant channels at joints between contiguous facers. Depositing a sealant in the channels and pouring concrete as a structural backing material atop the facers, the rear surfaces of the facers and the concrete adhering to form a composite panel.

Priority: US2001-772633 Applic. Date: 2001-01-30

Inventor: VANDERWERF PIETER ANTHONY [US]; BECICA IVAN J [US]; POIGNARD JOHN [US]; HENRY III J C [US]; YOUSSEFIAN JIRAIR [US]


Patent No.: US6689078B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Self-contained oral cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: REHCO, LLC

Application No.: 10/315730   Filing Date: 10/Dec/2002

Abstract:

In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, an oral cleaning device is provided with a nozzle to jet a pressurized liquid. The oral cleaning device has a body, a neck extending from the body and a head attached to the neck. The oral cleaning device further includes a refillable reservoir defined by the body for holding a liquid. An on-board pump is used to pressurize the liquid contained in the reservoir. The oral cleaning device further includes a channel from the reservoir to the nozzle in the head such that when pressurized fluid in the reservoir is released, the fluid jets from the oral cleaning device. The head and neck assembly is also interchangeable with other head and neck assemblies to provide different cleaning features. First, the nozzle by itself to remove plaque and to simulate flossing between teeth. Second, the nozzle with bristles and the head shaped to brush teeth. Third, the nozzle with bristles and the head shaped to brush a tongue. Finally, a head defined to scrape a tongue.

Priority: US2002-233687 Applic. Date: 2002-09-04

Inventor: REHKEMPER STEVEN [US]; REHKEMPER JEFFREY [US]; GREENLEY PETER [US]


Patent No.: US6689341B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Desensitizing dental composition

Applicant/Assignee: ITALMED S.N.C. DI GALLI G. E PACINI G

Application No.: 09/623578   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A dental composition for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity and in particular for the desensitization of exposed dentin, the desensitizing treatment of deep cavities, the desensitizing treatment when replacing dental layers, the stumps desensitizing treatment before placing dental prosthesis. The composition can be used as a solution or as a gel. In the first case two distinct liquid solutions for use successively on the exposed dentin are provided for. In the second case two distinct gel compounds spread successively on the exposed dentin are provided for. The first solution or the first gel compound comprises preferably three soluble potassium salts, whereas the second solution or the second gel compound comprises a calcium salt and a soluble strontium salt.

In a preferred composition two solutions are provided for of which the first has solutes comprising potassium phosphate, potassium carbonate and potassium fluoride, and the second solution has solutes comprising calcium chloride and strontium chloride. For the gel composition, which may be used as toothpaste, two distinct gel compounds are provided, the first having solutes comprising potassium phosphate, potassium carbonate and potassium fluoride and the second gel compound having solutes comprising calcium chloride and strontium chloride.

Priority: WO1998EP02963 Applic. Date: 1998-05-20; IT1998FI00051 Applic. Date: 1998-03-06

Inventor: GALLI GIOVANNA [IT]


Patent No.: US6689342B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING TROPOLONE COMPOUNDS AND ESSENTIAL OILS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY

Application No.: 10/207726   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral care compositions suitable for preventing or treating diseases or conditions of the oral cavity in warm-blooded animals including humans, comprising an oral care effective amount of at least one tropolone compound in combination with at least one essential oil, and a pharmaceutically acceptable oral carrier. This invention further relates to a method for preventing or treating diseases or conditions of the oral cavity in warm-blooded animals including humans, by applying an oral care effective amount of the oral care composition to the oral cavity.

Priority:

Inventor: PAN PAULINE [US]; FINNEGAN MARYBETH [US]; SOSHINSKY ANDRE [US]; ARVANITIS GEORGIA [US]; BERARDINI MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6689343B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Hemostatic and acid etch compositions containing sucralose

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/289190   Filing Date: 05/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Hemostatic compositions and dental etching compositions for oral use include sucralose in order to mask or disguise their otherwise sour or bitter taste. The sucralose, hemostatic and/or dental etching agent are dispersed within an aqueous carrier, which may be liquid or viscous as desired. In order to increase the stickiness and the viscosity of the carrier, a higher molecular weight polyol and/or a finely divided inorganic filler may be included. Sucralose is selected as a sweetener because it has been found to have enhanced stability in the presence of strongly acidic compositions compared to other non-nutritive sweeteners known in the art. In addition, sucralose does not leave behind a bitter after taste. For this reason, sucralose is uniquely suited for masking or disguising the profoundly sour or bitter taste of hemostatic agents and/or dental etching agents.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JENSEN STEVEN D [US]


Patent No.: US6689772B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: 3-cyanoquinolines, 3-cyano-1,6-naphthyridines, and 3-cyano-1,7-naphthyridines as protein kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: WYETH

Application No.: 10/318213   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2002

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of Formula (I), having the structurewhere T, Z, X, A, R<1>, R<2a>, R<2b>, R<2c>, R<3>, R<4>, and n are defined herein, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof which are useful as antineoplastic agents and in the treatment of osteoporosis and polycystic kidney disease.

Priority: US2001-820070 Applic. Date: 2001-03-28; US20000219322P Applic. Date: 2000-03-28

Inventor: BOSCHELLI DIANE HARRIS [US]; WANG YANONG [US]; BOSCHELLI FRANK CHARLES [US]; BERGER DAN MAARTEN [US]; ZHANG NAN [US]; POWELL DENNIS WILLIAM [US]; YE FEI [US]; YAMASHITA AYAKO [US]; DEMORIN FRENEL FILS [US]; WU BIQI [US]; TSOU HWEI-RU [US]; OVERBEEK-KLUMPERS ELSEBE GERAL [NL]; WISSNER ALLAN [US]


Patent No.: US6691646B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2004

Title: Compact water lance blower

Applicant/Assignee: CLYDE BERGEMANN GMBH

Application No.: 10/237231   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A water lance blower for cleaning heat installations is disclosed. A water lance linked with a water feed conduit system is swivel-mounted with its orifice disposed in a hatch. The water lance can blow a jet of water through the heating installation in operation and through which flames and/or flue gases are guided to wall areas that can be reached from the hatch. The water lance blower is provided with a drive system with at least two drive units that control the water lance, and with a holding device that fastens the water lance blower onto the heating installation. Further, parts of the water feed conduit system are integrated onto the holding device, thereby substantially limiting the size of the water lance blower to the swivel range of the water lance.

Priority: DE20001009818 Applic. Date: 2000-03-01; WO2001EP02287 Applic. Date: 2001-03-01

Inventor: BARTELS FRANZ [DE]; KESSEL ALOIS [DE]; SCHROEDER JUERGEN [DE]; SIMON STEPHAN [DE]; EIMER KLAUS [DE]; PATZIG DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6692725B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2004

Title: Composition for oral care

Applicant/Assignee: DAICEL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD

Application No.: 10/079631   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2002

Abstract:

It was found that if a copolymer of maleic acid or maleic anhydride with an alkyl vinyl ether, which has a specific viscosity of 3.5 or more, is used as an antibacterial-enhancing agent, the action of an antibacterial agent in an oral composition is enhanced and the effect such as adhesion prevention of a soft deposit is improved.

Priority: JP20010042347 Applic. Date: 2001-02-19

Inventor: ENDO TOSHIO [JP]


Patent No.: US6692727B1  Issued: 17/Feb/2004

Title: Systems comprising organosiloxane resins for delivering oral care substances and for prolonging such delivery

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/019031   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a system for delivering an oral care substance to the oral cavity comprising: (a) a delivery composition comprised of: (i) an organosiloxane resin

(ii) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin

(iii) a rheology modifier

and (iv) at least one oral care substance

and (b) a protective composition comprised of: (i) an organosiloxane resin

and (ii) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin. Further disclosed is a system for delivering an oral care substance to the oral cavity comprising: (a) a delivery composition comprised of: (i) an organosiloxane resin

(ii) a fluid diorganopolysiloxane-based polymer

(iii) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin and the fluid diorganopolysiloxane-based polymer

(iv) a rheology modifier

and (v) at least one oral care substance

and (b) a protective composition comprised of: (i) an organosiloxane resin

and (ii) a volatile carrier capable of solubilizing the organosiloxane resin. The protective composition may further comprise a fluid diorganopolysiloxane-based polymer and/or a rheology modifier. Still further disclosed is a method of using these systems.

Priority: WO1999US15130 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO1999US15131 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO2000US15890 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09; WO2000US15891 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09; WO2000US18189 Applic. Date: 2000-06-30

Inventor: YUE JIANG [US]; MITRA SEKHAR [CN]


Patent No.: US6693098B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2004

Title: Carboxylic acid derivatives as IP antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: SYNTEX (U.S.A) LLC

Application No.: 09/810436   Filing Date: 14/Mar/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to compounds which are generally IP receptor antagonists and which are represented by Formula I:wherein:R<1>, R<2>, and R<3 >are each independently in each occurrence aryl or heteroaryl

R<4 >is -COOH or tetrazolyl

A, B, m, n, and r are as defined in the specification

or individual isomers, racemic or non-racemic mixtures of isomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates thereof. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds, methods for their use as therapeutic agents, and processes for their preparation.

Priority: US20000190129P Applic. Date: 2000-03-16; US20000247129P Applic. Date: 2000-11-10

Inventor: COURNOYER RICHARD LEO [US]; KEITZ PAUL FRANCIS [US]; LOWRIE JR LEE EDWIN [US]; MUEHLDORF ALEXANDER VICTOR [US]; O'YANG COUNDE [US]; YASUDA DENNIS MITSUGU [US]


Patent No.: US6695901B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Gypsum casting composition and method of casting

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/022496   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2001

Abstract:

I provide a multi-part aqueous gypsum dental casting composition having gypsum and water and wherein (a) one or more of a first compound is mixed in the gypsum and/or water

or (b) one or more of the first compound and one or more of a second compound are mixed in the gypsum and/or water

or (c) one or more of the first compound and one or more of an acid are mixed in the gypsum and/or water

or (d) one or more of the first compound and one or more of the second compound and one or more of the acid are mixed in the gypsum and/or water

or (e) two or more of the acids and optionally one or more of the second compound are mixed in the gypsum and/or water

and (f) the gypsum and water are maintained separately and mixed when the casting is to be prepared. Also provided are the dosage sized containers for the above, along with the dosage size containers having gypsum enhancers.

Priority: US2000-534138 Applic. Date: 2000-03-23; US19990128961P Applic. Date: 1999-04-12; WO2001US43627 Applic. Date: 2001-11-21

Inventor: DIESSO MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6696047B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Stable oral care compositions comprising chlorite

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/218771   Filing Date: 14/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Stable topical oral compositions comprising at least a minimally effective amount of chlorite ion are disclosed, wherein the pH of the final composition is greater than 7, the composition is essentially free of chlorine dioxide, and the composition is stable against loss of chlorite for a period of at least one year under normal storage conditions at about 25 DEG C. or for a period of 3 months under accelerated storage conditions at about 40 DEG C. Preferably the compositions further comprise a flavor system, which is stable against degradation by chlorite. The compositions are formulated as therapeutic rinses, especially mouth rinses, as well as toothpastes, gels, tooth powders, chewing gums, mouth sprays, lozenges (including breath mints), dental implements (such as dental floss and tape), and pet care products.

Priority: US20010318993P Applic. Date: 2001-09-13

Inventor: SCOTT DOUGLAS CRAIG [US]; CLYMER PAULA DENISE [US]; BURGESS STEVEN CARL [US]; JOHNSON CHRISTINE LULA [US]; GRIMM JAMES CARL [US]


Patent No.: US6696404B1  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Antibacterial composition having xanthorrizol

Applicant/Assignee: LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTHCARE

Application No.: 10/312134   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2002

Abstract:

An antibacterial composition having xanthorrizol is provided. The xanthorrizol is prepared by obtaining crude extract having antibacterial activity from Curcuma xanthorriza Roxb. lysate by the aid of solvent extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, microwave extraction or ultrasonic extraction

applying the crude extract to chromatography to obtain active fraction

acetylation of the active fraction to change its polarity and applying to chromatography to isolate an acetylated single compound

and, deacetylation of the acetylated single compound to give xanthorrizol having antibacterial activity. Since xanthorrizol has potential antibacterial activity over a broad spectrum of microorganisms under a wide range of temperature, it can be practically applied to antibacterial agent, tooth paste, oral cleanser, chewing gum, soap and cosmetics which require the antibacterial activity.

Priority: KR19990016507 Applic. Date: 1999-05-08; KR19990043143 Applic. Date: 1999-10-06; KR19990044406 Applic. Date: 1999-10-13; KR19990050486 Applic. Date: 1999-11-13; WO2000KR00432 Applic. Date: 2000-05-08

Inventor: HWANG JAE-KWAN [KR]


Patent No.: US6698679B1  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Tape measure with sliding tape grip element

Applicant/Assignee: COOPER BRANDS, INC

Application No.: 10/382825   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A manually wound tape measure includes a housing with a mouth, with the flexible tape extending through the mouth. A resilient grip element is slidably mounted on the tape for movement relative thereto. The grip element includes an internal passage through which the tape extends and is resiliently deformable between an uncompressed state and a compressed state. The exterior of the grip element may be tapered. Manually powered retraction of the tape into the housing causes the grip element to be urged into the mouth portion of the housing such that the grip element is, by interaction with the housing, deformed against and compressively grips the tape. The tape measure may include a manually powered retraction mechanism having a drive ratio of greater than 1:1. The tape measure is manually changeable from a deployed configuration to a retracted configuration wherein the grip element deforms against and compressively grips the tape.

Priority:

Inventor: CRITELLI JAMES M [US]; DONELSON STEPHEN E [US]


Patent No.: US6698925B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Reclosable packaging having zipper with means for maintaining closure

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/170867   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A fastener for a reclosable package comprises a flexible zipper and a string for maintaining zipper closure. The fastener may optionally further comprise a slider for pressing the string into a groove on the zipper and/or extracting the string from the groove. In one embodiment, the fastener comprises first and second zipper parts and a string. The first zipper part comprises a rib. The second zipper part comprises a first body, a second body and a narrow strip connecting the first and second bodies. The first and second bodies and the narrow strip define first and second grooves having respective openings on opposing sides of the second zipper part. The first groove is profiled to receive and hold the string, while the second groove is profiled to receive and hold the rib.

Priority:

Inventor: BENTSEN PER [US]


Patent No.: US6698926B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Profile cleaning slider

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/094558   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A reclosable closure arrangement for use with packages, such as food and non-food packages, that includes a zipper closure having a slider device to open and close a pair of mating closure profiles. The slider device includes a protruding cleaning plow that is received within the pair of closure profiles prior to the closing profiles being brought into mating engagement. The cleaning plow removes debris from each of the closure profiles to allow for more reliable sealing of the zipper closure.

Priority:

Inventor: BUCHMAN JAMES E [US]


Patent No.: US6699040B1  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Material for differently modifying the optical properties of different cells

Applicant/Assignee: KARL STORZ GMBH & CO., KG

Application No.: 09/720232   Filing Date: 18/May/2001

Abstract:

A material for modifying the optical properties of cells comprises a basic material and a modification substance distributed in the basic material at a prescribed concentration, wherein the basic material comprises a viscous fluid, a gel, a two-dimensional or three-dimensional porous substrate or a material which hardens in situ.

Priority: DE19981027417 Applic. Date: 1998-06-19; WO1999EP03778 Applic. Date: 1999-06-01

Inventor: HAHN RAINER [DE]; IRION KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US6699050B1  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Lockable electrical outlet closure plug

Applicant/Assignee: COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC

Application No.: 10/360972   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A lockable electrical outlet socket closure plug includes a plug housing including an inner plate and a socket blade appended to the inner plate and adapted to extend into a blade receiver opening formed in the electrical outlet socket. The closure plug further includes a retainer for selectively retaining the plug housing in a mounted position on an electrical outlet socket and a controller mounted for movement in the plug housing and arranged normally to reinforce the retainer to cause the plug housing to remain in the mounted position on the electrical outlet socket.

Priority:

Inventor: WONG ANTHONY [US]; FUSCO MICHAEL [US]; CHICCA DANA E [US]


Patent No.: US6699865B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Pyrazole compositions useful as inhibitors of ERK

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/335793   Filing Date: 02/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Described herein are compounds that are useful as protein kinase inhibitors having the formula:where R<1-4>, Q, and T are described in the specification. The compounds are useful for treating disease states in mammals that are alleviated by a protein kinase inhibitor, particularly diseases such as cancer, inflammatory disorders, restenosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Priority: WO2001US03911 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05; US2002-225719 Applic. Date: 2002-08-22; US2001-972437 Applic. Date: 2001-10-05; US20000180506P Applic. Date: 2000-02-05; US20000191956P Applic. Date: 2000-03-24; US20000242935P Applic. Date: 2000-10-24

Inventor: HALE MICHAEL [US]; XIE XIAOLING [US]; GREEN JEREMY [US]; CAO JINGRONG [US]; BAKER CHRISTOPHER [US]; MALTAIS FRANCOIS [US]; JANETKA JAMES [US]; BEMIS GUY [US]; MULLICAN MICHAEL [US]; STRAUB JUDITH [US]; TANG QING [US]


Patent No.: US6701538B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Ventilating and deodorizing toilet and toilet bowl ventilating and deodorizing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: CLYDE J. HUNNICUTT, JR

Application No.: 10/061846   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A toilet includes a toilet bowl having a rim bounding a mouth. An attached toilet seat confronts the rim and an attached odor collector is capable of being activated moving air from the toilet bowl through the mouth and deodorizing the air. Shield structure between the rim and the toilet seat inhibits air from transferring between the toilet seat and the rim and channels air from the toilet bowl to the odor collector. A sensor is capable of sensing objects and activating the odor collector in response thereto.

Priority:

Inventor: HUNNICUTT JR CLYDE J [US]; COUTURE GEORGE [US]; MCCREARY BILLY [US]; ENGLE EARL W [US]


Patent No.: US6701654B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Personalized picture postcard for holding inserted photograph

Applicant/Assignee: SUNSHINE GIRL CREATIONS INC

Application No.: 09/792329   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A personalized picture postcard for holding inserted photographs includes a backing sheet of a rectangular shape that has an exposed lower surface provided with printed indicia indicating the location of a mailing address and a position for writing a message to the recipient, a rectangular transparent window sheet adhesively bonded to an upper surface of the backing sheet along three aligned side edges to define an envelope therebetween that is open on one end. The backing sheet has a strip of pressure-sensitive adhesive extending along the remaining edge i.e., the free edge thereof. A removable cover strip or liner is releasably secured over the pressure-sensitive adhesive strip to define an open end into which a photo can be inserted by the user. A rectangular border is bonded to the postcard for framing the inserted photo.

The border is aligned with the side and end edges of the postcard over the adhesive so as to obscure the adhesive and thus provide an attractive appearance.

Priority:

Inventor: RAPPAPORT JON D [US]; GREGORY MICHAEL [NZ]


Patent No.: US6701677B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Partition covering with pocket

Applicant/Assignee: STEELCASE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/113129   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A partition includes a partition frame having a face and a cavity behind the face, and a covering attached to the partition frame that aesthetically covers the face. The covering includes an access slit through which the cavity can be accessed, and is sufficiently flexible so that the slit can be opened to access the cavity. A pouch can be attached to the covering material along the slit, so that a purse-like pouch is created for holding personal items and/or excess electrical wiring. A zipper or closure device can be used on the access slit. In one form, the skin is releasably attached with hook-and-loop material, so that a corner of the skin can be pulled loose for accessing the cavity.

Priority:

Inventor: GRESHAM DAVID M [US]; LUDWIG JAMES N [US]; MEAD KARL J [US]; MUELLER KARL HEINZ [US]


Patent No.: US6702116B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Personal hygiene product disposal container

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/044872   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A container and a method of assembling a container which cleanly and conveniently disposes of used feminine products. The container is manufactured from a sheet, normally of paper treated to be water resistant. It is folded and sealed about itself to form a triangular container, with a wide opening along one side. The opening is sealed with a releasable sealing agent. Once used, the container can then be folded into a small, convenient package which can easily be carried in a purse, and disposed of at the user's convenience.

Priority:

Inventor: HUMMEL EMILY K [US]


Patent No.: US6703062B1  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Low-fat food emulsions having controlled flavor release and processes therefor

Applicant/Assignee: LIPTON, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/762201   Filing Date: 04/May/2001

Abstract:

Low-fat food emulsions comprise a continuous aqueous phase and a dispersed phase which comprises fat particles, gel particles and fat-soluble flavor molecules

substantially all of the fat particles are located within the gel particles, and at least 35 w. % of the flavor molecules are located in a plurality of the gel particles. The rate of release of the flavor molecules from the emulsion is delayed and controlled following the gradual break down of the particles, thereby imparting the taste and mouthfeel of a full-fat emulsion.

Priority: WO1999EP05041 Applic. Date: 1999-07-15; GB19980017182 Applic. Date: 1998-08-06

Inventor: APPLEQVIST INGRID ANNE [GB]; BROWN CHARLES RUPERT [GB]; HOMAN JENNIFER ELIZABETH [GB]; JONES MALCOLM GLYN [GB]; MALONE MARK EMMETT [GB]; NORTON IAN TIMOTHY [GB]


Patent No.: US6703182B1  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Unsaturated oxime derivatives and the use thereof as latent acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/763016   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2001

Abstract:

Compounds of formulae I, II or IIIwherein m is zero or 1

n is 1, 2 or 3

R1 inter alia is unsubstituted or substituted phenyl, or naphthyl, anthracyl, phenanthryl, a heteroaryl radical, or C2-C12alkenyl

R'1 inter alia is vinylene, phenylene, naphthylene, diphenylene or oxydiphenylene

R2 inter alia is CN, C1-C4haloalkyl, C2-C6alkoxycarbonyl, phenoxycarbonyl, or benzoyl

R3 inter alia is C1-C18alkylsulfonyl, phenyl-C1-C3alkylsulfonyl, camphorylsulfonyl, or phenylsulfonyl

R'3 inter alia is C2-C12alkylenedisulfonyl, phenylenedisulfonyl, naphthylenedisulfonyl, diphenylenedisulfonyl, or oxydiphenylenedisulfonyl

R4 and R5 inter alia are hydrogen, halogen, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C4haloalkyl, CN, NO2, C2-C6alkanoyl, benzoyl, phenyl, -S-phenyl, OR6, SR9, NR7R8, C2-C6alkoxycarbonyl or phenoxycarbonyl

R6 inter alia is hydrogen, phenyl or C1-C12alkyl

R7 and R8 inter alia are hydrogen or C1-C12alkyl

R9 inter alia is C1-C12 alkyl

R10, R11 and R12 inter alia are C1-C6alkyl or phenyl

upon irradiation react as acid generating compounds and thus are suitable in photoresist applications.

Priority: EP19980810810 Applic. Date: 1998-08-19; WO1999EP05698 Applic. Date: 1999-08-06

Inventor: BIRBAUM JEAN-LUC [CH]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6705328B1  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: Methods to impregnate and dispense floss using novel dental floss dispensers

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/994486   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Improved dental floss dispensers that impregnate floss with fluids and/or solids have been developed. One dental floss dispenser consists of a tube that holds a roll of dental floss separated from the main chamber by either a disc or a bag. The main chamber may consist of one or several compartments and it is filled with fluids and/or solids. The untreated floss is first threaded through a hole in the protective cover that separates the floss reel from the lower compartment and it passes through the lower compartment filled with a viscous fluid of sufficiently high viscosity. The partially impregnated floss is then threaded through a barrier that divides the lower and the upper compartments and passes through the upper compartment filled with an impregnating fluid or solid. The fluids and/or solids are now adhered to the floss so it can be used as a means to deliver compositions. The impregnated floss is then threaded through a hole in the closure of the dispenser and it is sealed by adhesive backed plastic, paper or foil. A cutter is placed on the neck of the container and it is used for removing a segment of the impregnated dental floss. A second dental floss dispenser consists of separate compartments placed in a chamber. Each compartment contains a fluid or a solid in addition to the floss dispensed. The individually impregnated flosses are then brought in close contact through a narrow tube. The fluid in one of the flosses has a gel consistency that allows the other floss impregnated with a fluid or a solid to adhere to the floss so it can be used as a means to deliver compositions that when placed in contact with each other are unstable. The impregnated floss can then be used in areas between the teeth for the treatment of gingivitis, prevention of cavities and for other purposes such as rubbing against the teeth for whitening.

Priority:

Inventor: RAMIREZ JOSE E [US]


Patent No.: US6705333B1  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: Perforated dental appliance case

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/384621   Filing Date: 27/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A container receiving dental appliances includes a pair of top and bottom members which are relatively displaceable between open and close positions of the container. Each of the members is provided with a respective plurality of apertures, so that the top and bottom members form a compartment therebetween in the closed position of the container which is traversed by a plurality of liquid streams passing through the apertures during washing of dental appliances enclosed in the container.

Priority:

Inventor: POURCHO WILLIAM S [US]


Patent No.: US6706256B2  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: Oral care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 10/146355   Filing Date: 15/May/2002

Abstract:

An oral care composition comprising:(i) an effective amount of a antibacterial seed or pulp extract from the Citrus plant family

the Vitis plant family

and mixtures thereof

(ii) an oral care active selected from the group consisting of anti-calculus agents

anti-plaque agents

fluoride ion source

desensitizing agents

oral malodor control agents

H2 antagonists

and mixtures thereof

and(iii) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

Priority: US20010291174P Applic. Date: 2001-05-15

Inventor: LAWLOR THOMAS MARK [GB]


Patent No.: US6706711B2  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: Pyrazole derived kinase inhibitor

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/134361   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Described herein are compounds that are useful as protein kinase inhibitors having the formula:wherein R<1>, R<2>, T, n and Q are as described in the specification. The compounds are useful for treating diseases in mammals that are alleviated by a protein kinase inhibitor, particularly diseases, such as cancer, inflammatory disorders, restenosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Priority: US20010287039P Applic. Date: 2001-04-27

Inventor: HALE MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US6709271B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2004

Title: Low shrinkage dental composite

Applicant/Assignee: BISCO, INC

Application No.: 09/989601   Filing Date: 20/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Dental composite compositions, restorative compositions, and methods for their use are provided. The compositions can contain (a) from about 1 to about 35 weight percent of a monomer portion containing at least one monomer having a functional group capable of undergoing polymerization

(b) from about 75 to about 95 weight percent of a filler portion, the filler portion containing at least a spherical filler portion having at least one spherical filler particle component

and (c) from about 0.01 to about 10 weight percent of a polymerization catalyst portion containing at least one catalyst capable of assisting in the polymerization of the functional group of the monomer portion and hardening of the composite after application of the composite to a tooth surface or other dental surface.

The spherical filler portion is present in an amount sufficient to reduce shrinkage of the composite after polymerization to about 1.8 percent or less. Compositions according to the invention are useful in Class I, II, IV, V, Core build-ups, and other types of dental restorations where maximum strength and polishability are desired. Methods for using such compositions in such restorative procedures are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: YIN RUI [US]; SUH BYOUNG IN [US]; SHARP LOUIS [US]; TIBA AMER [US]


Patent No.: US6709663B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2004

Title: Multivesicular emulsion drug delivery systems

Applicant/Assignee: HEALTHPOINT, LTD

Application No.: 09/944760   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A topical delivery composition which employs a multivesicular emulsion in combination with a pharmaceutically/pharmacologically active agent is disclosed. The multivesicular emulsion is formed from a quaternary amine salt emulsifier such as behentrimonium methosulfate. The emulsion is multi-lamellar which is a series of concentric spheres or vesiculars of oil and water phase that can be seen microscopically. As a result, the active is time released over a sustained period rather than spike released as is common with most topicals.

Priority:

Inventor: ESPINOZA ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6709671B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2004

Title: Water soluble film for oral administration with instant wettability

Applicant/Assignee: LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME AG

Application No.: 10/143962   Filing Date: 14/May/2002

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; US2001-927327 Applic. Date: 2001-08-13; US2000-630562 Applic. Date: 2000-08-02; 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.: US6709678B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2004

Title: EASY TO SWALLOW ORAL MEDICAMENT COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: LOSAN PHARMA GMBH

Application No.: 09/242167   Filing Date: 10/Feb/1999

Abstract:

An oral composition which is adapted to be dispersed in an aqueous carrier substantially immediately prior to administration comprises a multiplicity of particles comprising an active substance, the particles being combined with one or more gelling or swelling agents capable of forming a viscous medium around the particles in an aqueous carrier as well as being provided with a masking surface layer when dispersed in the aqueous carrier. This serves to mask uneven surfaces on the particles and prevent them from adhering to oral mucosa when the composition is ingested and thus makes it easier to administer large dosages of an active substance. The masking surface layer is preferably provided by an increased viscosity of the viscous medium in the immediate vicinity of the particles relative to the viscosity of the surrounding aqueous carrier.

A ready-to-use composition is prepared by mixing the composition with an aqueous carrier substantially immediately prior to administration of the composition.

Priority: CH19960002006 Applic. Date: 1996-08-15; WO1997CH00299 Applic. Date: 1997-08-14

Inventor: GRUBER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6712204B1  Issued: 30/Mar/2004

Title: Foldable carrier for retaining objects

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/722529   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2000

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: US1998-017602 Applic. Date: 1998-02-03; US19970037792P Applic. Date: 1997-02-04

Inventor: TOUSSAINT STEPHEN M [US]


Patent No.: US6712608B2  Issued: 30/Mar/2004

Title: Anatomically contoured matrix bands for use in dental restoration procedures

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/838694   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The invention comprises an asymmetrically shaped matrix band. The asymmetrical shape of the matrix band provides form for molding a dental filling into a shape that closely approximates the asymmetrical and generally trapezoidal shape of a tooth. The matrix band comprises a cross-sectional area that curves asymmetrically in the vertical direction along a curve that is constrained by two radii. The first radius is applied near the top of the matrix band and has a magnitude that is approximately one third of the magnitude of the second radius that is applied at the bottom of the matrix band. The curvature of the cross-sectional area enables the matrix band to also provide form for molding a dental filling with a contact point in the anatomically correct location on a restored tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: BILLS DAN J [US]


Patent No.: US6713555B2  Issued: 30/Mar/2004

Title: Hydrolyzable and polymerizable silanes based on methylene dithiepane

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR AG

Application No.: 10/260069   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Methylene dithiepane silanes according to Formula Iin which R<1 >is a saturated or unsaturated aliphatic or alicyclic hydrocarbon radical with 1 to 10 carbon atoms, which can be interrupted by one or more oxygen and/or sulphur atoms and can contain one or more ester, carbonyl, amide and/or urethane groups, or is an aromatic or heteroaromatic hydrocarbon radical with 6 to 18 carbon atoms, the hydrocarbon radicals being able to be substituted or unsubstituted

R<2 >has one of the meanings given for R<1 >or is absent

R<3 >has one of the meanings given for R<1 >or is absent

R<4 >is equal to -(CHR<6>)n-, -Y-CO-NH-(CHR<6>)n-, -Y-CO-NH-R<5>-, -(CHR<6>)n-S-R<5>-, -S-R<5>-, -CO-O-R<5>- or is absent, with n being equal to 1 to 4, R<6 >is hydrogen, C1 to C10 alkyl or C6 to C10 aryl, R<5 >has one of the meanings given for R<1 >and Y stands for an O or S atom or is absent

with R<5 >and R<6 >being able to be substituted or unsubstituted

X is a hydrolyzable group

a, b, c and x each independently of each other being 1, 2 or 3

and the sum of a+x=2 to 4. The silanes are particularly suitable for the preparation of dental materials.

Priority: DE19991043712 Applic. Date: 1999-09-08; US2000-657343 Applic. Date: 2000-09-07

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; STEIN SABINE [AT]; VOELKEL THOMAS [DE]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]


Patent No.: USRE38479E1  Issued: 30/Mar/2004

Title: Positive pressure automatic swimming pool cleaning system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2002-193370   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Priority: US1998-582456 Applic. Date: 1998-12-23; WO1998US27623 Applic. Date: 1998-12-23

Inventor: HENKIN MELVYN L [US]; LABY JORDAN M [US]


Patent No.: US6715489B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Processes for preparing flat-folded personal respiratory protection devices

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/247674   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Fold-flat personal respiratory protection devices are provided. The devices have a flat central portion having first and second edges, a flat first member joined to the first edge through either a fold-line, seam, weld or bond that is substantially coextensive with the first edge, and a flat second member joined to the second edge through either a fold-line, seam, weld or bond that is substantially coextensive with the second edge. At least one of the central portion and first and second members are formed from filter media. The device is capable of being folded flat for storage with the first and second members being in at least partial face-to-face contact with a common surface of the central portion and, during use, is capable of forming a cup-shaped air chamber over the nose and mouth of the wearer.

Priority: US1998-218930 Applic. Date: 1998-12-22; US1996-612527 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08; US1995-507449 Applic. Date: 1995-09-11

Inventor: BOSTOCK GRAHAM J [GB]; BRYANT JOHN W [GB]; CURRAN DESMOND T [GB]; HENDERSON CHRISTOPHER P [DE]; KRUEGER DENNIS L [US]; DYRUD JAMES F [US]


Patent No.: US6715499B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Water lance blower with monitoring device for quality of a water jet and method of operating the same

Applicant/Assignee: CLYDE BERGMANN GMBH

Application No.: 10/237229   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A water lance blower for cleaning heat installations includes a water lance moveably mounted with a mouth thereof at or in a hatch. The water lance can blow a jet of water through the heating installation, through which flames and/or flue gases are guided, to wall regions accessible from the hatch, during operation. The water lance is provided with at least one sensor for detecting at least one predeterminable measurement value for monitoring the quality of the water jet. A method for operating the water lance blower includes detecting and evaluating at least one parameter characteristic of the quality of the water jet as a measurement value during operation of the water lance blower. The method permits an evaluation of the cleaning effect of the water lance blower during operation and, if required, influencing of the same.

Priority: DE20001009831 Applic. Date: 2000-03-01; WO2001EP02288 Applic. Date: 2001-03-01

Inventor: BARTELS FRANZ [DE]; FRACH MANFRED [DE]; EIMER KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US6715603B1  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Dental care kit

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/022602   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A dental care kit assembly having a plurality of operative components such as one or more dental floss assemblies and a cleaning implement located within separated areas or compartments of a container. The container has a substantially flat, predetermined, reduced size configuration, closely corresponding to the size of a conventional credit card thereby enabling it to be conveniently carried on the person of a user. The reduced size container and the various components contained therein may be structured to be disposable after a single or a limited number of uses or alternatively may be of a more permanent structure capable of being used over a more extended period of time.

Priority:

Inventor: URIBE JUAN CARLOS [US]


Patent No.: US6716611B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Method for transforming cariogenic food sugars into acariogenic or cariostatic neutral products and composition therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/169335   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A method for transforming food sugars, which acts in two ways: directly and indirectly. The method is characterised in that the main direct action consists in inhibiting glycolysis by transforming the cariogenic polyoses into non-cariogenic polyols (for example, sorbitol)

the indirect action consists in the use of products derived from the polyose degradation as substrates by the inventive enzymatic system so as to reinforce prevention of plaque formation, through five mechanisms: stimulating saliva flux with the polyols

reinforcing the saliva antibacterial power by activating the physiological lactoperoxidase/by-pothiocyanate system with hydrogen peroxide

decreasing the number and pathogenicity of the bacterial environment stabilizing delta-lactones, which are not bacterial substrates for plaque formation

remineralizing the enamel by stabilizing the calcium phosphate solution with sorbitol. The invention is applicable to bucco-dental hygiene.

Priority: FR19990016698 Applic. Date: 1999-12-29; WO2000FR03591 Applic. Date: 2000-12-19

Inventor: DANA JEAN DOMINIQUE [FR]; GARELLI-MILIUS NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6718981B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Dental mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2002-072280   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A dental mask which has two separate chambers, one for inhalation and the other for exhalation. The two separate chambers being separated by an elasticized strip across the philtrum area. The mask is designed to be disposable, yet also have the ability to accept, for increased protection, filter insertable pads which can be placed in the inner surface of the mask. An embodiment of the mask would allow the main frame to be reusable, by having means for snapping a disposable filter onto the frame.

Priority:

Inventor: CARDARELLI VENANZIO [US]


Patent No.: US6718982B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Face mask incorporating respiratory flow sensor

Applicant/Assignee: MEDICAL GRAPHICS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/850334   Filing Date: 07/May/2001

Abstract:

A respiratory monitor apparatus comprises, in combination, a flexible mask fabricated from a stretchable fabric, such as spandex, that is designed to support a pneumotach flow measuring instrument in a way that does not require the instrument to be placed in the wearer's mouth, yet still remaining in fluid communication with the wearer's mouth and with little or no dead-space or leakage between the mask member and the wearer's face.

Priority:

Inventor: SMITH MARK A [US]; FASCHING REX T [US]; HOWARD C PETER [US]


Patent No.: US6719540B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: C3-CYANO EPOTHILONE DERIVATIVES

Applicant/Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY

Application No.: 10/386072   Filing Date: 11/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compounds useful in the treatment of cancer or other proliferative diseases represented by formula I:wherein:Q is selected from the group consisting ofM is O, NR9, or CR10R11

X is O or NH

and the R groups are as defined, and therapeutic compositions containing them alone or in combination with other therapeutic agents useful in the treatment of cancer or other proliferative diseases.

Priority: US20020363441P Applic. Date: 2002-03-12

Inventor: REGUEIRO-REN ALICIA [US]; KIM SOONG-HOON [US]


Patent No.: US6719734B1  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Anesthetic delivery tool and method of using

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/156087   Filing Date: 28/May/2002

Abstract:

A new and improved anesthetic delivery tool and method of using the tool in transmucosal absorption applications of a gel topical anesthetic agent and in subdermal injections of a liquid anesthetic agent is disclosed. The anesthetic delivery tool comprises a housing unit having a hollow central cavity with a slip plate containing a plurality of needles directed towards the front end of the housing unit. The slip plate and the front portion of the hollow central cavity defining a front-end cavity for affixing a therapeutically effective aliquot of gel topical anesthetic agent. The anesthetic delivery tool also comprises a thin membrane positioned directly behind the slip plane and a push plate positioned at the rear end of the housing unit. The push plate, the thin membrane and the rear portion of the hollow central cavity defining a rear-end cavity for affixing a therapeutically effective amount of liquid anesthetic agent. The method of using comprises obtaining, identifying, removing, adhering, aligning, allowing, positioning, exerting, removing, pulling, and discarding.

Priority:

Inventor: HARKLESS WILLIE E [US]


Patent No.: US6719963B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Liquid oral compositions comprising a calcium compound and an acidulant

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 09/978993   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Acidic oral compositions having reduced tooth erosion characteristics, especially acid beverages such as fruit juice drink concentrates, or oral healthcare products such as mouthwashes, are prepared by adding a calcium compound to the acid composition so that the mol ratio of calcium to acid ranges from 0.3 to 0.8, and the pH of the composition, if necessary after adjustment with an alkali, is from 3.5 to 4.5.

Priority: GB19960003518 Applic. Date: 1996-02-20; US1998-125471 Applic. Date: 1998-08-19

Inventor: PARKER DAVID MYATT [GB]


Patent No.: US6720006B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Anti-microbial body care product

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/017996   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2001

Abstract:

An anti-microbial body care product comprising in the part contacting the human or animal skin and/or mucosa and organic matrix containing homogeneously dispersed particles of a metallic silver having a particle size in the range of 1 to 50 nm (silver nanoparticles) in an amount providing on the surface of said part and anti-microbially effective but less than cytotoxic silver concentration. Preferred body care products are disposable absorbent articles, toothbrushes, cosmetic products and baby comforting products.

Priority: EP19990111729 Applic. Date: 1999-06-17; WO2000US15897 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09

Inventor: HANKE BERNHARD [DE]; GUGGENBICHLER PETER J [DE]


Patent No.: US6720302B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Method for preparing a gamma-unsaturated beta-lactone and use thereof as an aromatic and flavouring ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/044392   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2002

Abstract:

(6R)-4,5,6,7-Tetrahydro 3,6-dimethyl-3H-benzo[b]furan-2-one is a compound of use in perfumery and the field of flavorings. The compound can be used to impart a minty, slightly vanilla-scented odor, and its flavor imparts sweetness and roundness to the compositions to which it is added.

Priority: CH19990001342 Applic. Date: 1999-07-22; WO2000IB00957 Applic. Date: 2000-07-14

Inventor: FREROT ERIC [FR]; BAGNOUD ALAIN [CH]


Patent No.: US6723304B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2004

Title: Oral care compositions comprising diglycerol

Applicant/Assignee: NOVILLE, INC

Application No.: 10/266493   Filing Date: 08/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.

Priority: US2001-008844 Applic. Date: 2001-11-13

Inventor: STIER ROGER E [US]


Patent No.: US6723501B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2004

Title: Methods of judging mouth odor

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/041455   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Convenient methods for judging mouth odor with the use of an artificial mouth odor prepared by a convenient method which load any burdens neither on the operator nor on the subjects. Saliva collected immediately after wake-up is cultured under anaerobic conditions and head space components of the thus cultured saliva are analyzed, or anaerobic bacteria contained in the collected saliva are counted.

Priority: JP20010030642 Applic. Date: 2001-02-07

Inventor: SAKURAI KAZUTOSHI [JP]; YAMAZAKI SADAHIKO [JP]; HANADA MINORU [JP]; SAWANO KIYOHITO [JP]


Patent No.: US6726898B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Local delivery of agents for disruption and inhibition of bacterial biofilm for treatment of periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/456696   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods of treating periodontal disease and related disorders utilizing a sustained, controlled release targeted delivery method to effectively disrupt and inhibit bacterial biofilms at periodontal treatment sites.

Priority: US2000-715514 Applic. Date: 2000-11-17

Inventor: JERNBERG GARY R [US]


Patent No.: US6726899B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Calcified tissue facing preparation containing antimicrobial agent

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANTAGE DENTAL PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/277534   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a calcified tissue facing preparation characterized by having a polymerizable resin, and an antimicrobial agent of the formula:where R1 is a hydrocarbon radical having between 1 and 16 carbon atoms, n is an integer between 1 and 8 inclusive and X is a halogen atom selected from fluorine, chlorine or bromine. It is appreciated that R1 includes unsaturated hydrocarbon radicals, as well as heteroatom containing radicals. Preferably, the molecule of Formula (I) is associated with an adduct species. At least one of glutaraldehyde or a chelating agent are added to enhance the preparation characteristics.

Priority: US2001-806041 Applic. Date: 2001-03-26; US19980101655P Applic. Date: 1998-09-24

Inventor: PELERIN JOSEPH J [US]


Patent No.: US6726922B1  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Process and composition for temporarily suppressing pain

Applicant/Assignee: MINU, L.L.C

Application No.: 09/340111   Filing Date: 28/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A composition and method for suppressing pain and irritation of tissue uses an anti-irritant in an effective amount to suppress pain and irritation temporarily when applied topically to the skin, mucosa, or the eye. The anti-irritant is a natural or non-nutritive sweetener. The composition can contain an edible acid such as citric acid and ascorbic acid from fresh lemon juice to provide a pH of about 2.0 to 4.0 and an anti-irritant, such as sodium saccharine. The composition can be used to treat cuts, scratches and abrasions on the skin and for applying a pharmaceutical agent to the skin, mucosa or eye without irritation. The acidic composition can further be used to remove or loosen calculus deposits from the teeth without burning or irritation of the gums.

Priority:

Inventor: PEYMAN GHOLAM A [US]


Patent No.: US6727216B1  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Composition for use in a laundry washing machine

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V

Application No.: 09/744723   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition for use in a washing machine. The composition is characterised by a base composition that becomes active essentially during the main wash cycle of the washing machine

and by at least one particle with at least one core which contains at least one substance which becomes active essentially during the rinse cycles of the washing machine and with a coating which essentially fully encloses the core(s) and contains at least one compound whose solubility increases as the concentration of a specific compound in the surrounding medium decreases. The invention provides for means that prevent a significant dissolution of the coating or a significant detachment of the coating from the core(s) until the rinse cycles have begun. The invention also relates to a method for carrying out a wash cycle in a washing machine using the inventive composition.

Priority: DE19981034181 Applic. Date: 1998-07-29; WO1999TR00035 Applic. Date: 1999-07-29

Inventor: WAESCHENBACH GUIDO [US]; WIEDEMANN RALF [DE]; CARBONELL ENRIC [ES]; ROBINSON PAUL W [GB]; CORDELLINA ANTONIO [IT]; BOSCO MANUELA [IT]; FRANZOLIN GIORGIO [IT]; CLOTET JOAN [ES]; ZAMUNER DORA [IT]


Patent No.: US6729789B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Toothbrush assembly with toothpaste dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/420384   Filing Date: 22/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A toothbrush assembly includes a canister housing a spring biased piston, a cartridge for storing dentifrice (toothpaste) releasably received in the canister, and a brush head attached to a stem that is connected to the cartridge. A passage extends through the stem and connects an aperture in the brush head with an interior of the cartridge. A normally closed valve controls the flow of the dentifrice through the passage which dentifrice is pressured by the spring biased piston.

Priority: US20020374422P Applic. Date: 2002-04-22

Inventor: GORDON C DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6729879B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Dental bonding methods for adhering amalgam restoratives to dental substrates

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/098645   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Dental bonding compositions and methods for promoting adhesion of an amalgam-based restorative material to a dental substrate. The inventive compositions include one or more polymerizable resins that are able to adhere to a dental substrate when at least partially polymerized, one or more polymerization photoinitiators in an amount so as to result in partial polymerization of the resin when the compositions are irradiated with radiant energy, and one or more chemical initiators (e.g., benzoyl peroxide) that cause further polymerization of the resin when the composition is contacted with an amalgam restorative. A bonding composition applied to a dental substrate and irradiated with radiant energy is more polymerized in a region adjacent to the dental substrate, while a less polymerized inhibition layer forms in the region of the surface.

Packing an uncured amalgam into the dental preparation mechanically disrupts the inhibition layer so as to form peaks, troughs and other irregularities. Upon curing the amalgam and bonding composition, the disrupted inhibition layer greatly enhances the overall bond between the amalgam, bonding composition, and dental substrate.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6730268B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Device and methods for single step collection and assaying of biological fluids

Applicant/Assignee: JIN PO LEE

Application No.: 10/366921   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2003

Abstract:

Devices, and methods for the use of same, for collecting and assaying a biological fluid in a single step. One method provides means to control and direct the flow of a sample of the biological fluid directly onto an assay test strip by disposing the assay test strip within a flow control channel in which the internal ambient pressure is maintained in substantial equilibrium with the ambient pressure outside of the flow control channel, such that essentially no pressure gradient is formed within the flow control channel. The devices include the flow control channel, at least one assay test strip and a fluid sample collection container, such as a urine cup, for insertion of the flow control channel therein.

Priority: US2000-509378 Applic. Date: 2000-03-23; US1998-192969 Applic. Date: 1998-11-16

Inventor: LEE JIN PO [US]; TSENG POYI [TW]


Patent No.: US6730316B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Dental bleach

Applicant/Assignee: JC TECHNOLOGIES, INC ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/288239   Filing Date: 05/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A dental bleach using a bleaching agent and a polyvinylpyrrolidone thickening agent is disclosed. The bleach may include water, flavoring agents, a basic substance and desensitizing agents, as desired. Polyvinylpyrrolidone avoids acid etching and chelation of teeth that were problematic in bleaches using carbomer as a thickener.

Priority: US2001-770489 Applic. Date: 2001-01-27

Inventor: CHEN TIANMING [CN]


Patent No.: US6730646B1  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Composition for use in a dishwasher

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V

Application No.: 09/744727   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition for use in a dishwasher which is provided in the form of a tablet. The inventive composition is characterized by a base composition which essentially carries out its function during the main cleaning cycle of the dishwasher, and is also characterized by at least one particle. Said particle has at least one core that comprises at least one substance which essentially carries out its function during the rinse cycle of the dishwasher. The particle also has a coating which, for the most part, completely surrounds the core(s). Said coating comprises at least one compound whose solubility increases with a declining concentration of a specific ion in the surrounding medium. The at least one particle is arranged in or on the tablet in such a way that the surface of the particle(s) is, at most, partially in direct contact with the surface of the base composition surrounding this/these particles. In order to prevent the coating from substantially dissolving or to prevent the coating from substantially detaching from the core(s), the concentration of the specific ion in the local surrounding of the particle(s) is sufficiently high until the tablet has, for the most part, completely dissolved. The invention also relates to a method for conducting a dishwashing cycle in a dishwasher while using the inventive composition.

Priority: DE19981034180 Applic. Date: 1998-07-29; WO1999EP05265 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23

Inventor: WASCHENBACH GUIDO [US]; WIEDEMANN RALF [DE]; CARBONELL ENRIC [ES]; HERTLING LUDWIG [DE]; WOLF NATASCHA [DE]


Patent No.: US6730655B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Biphenyl diquaternary ammonium compounds

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/956318   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2001

Abstract:

There are described diquaternary ammonium compounds of the general formula:whereinR1 and R4 are each independently of the other C4-C16alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-C1-C10 alkyl,R2, R3, R5 and R6 are each independently of the others C1-C4alkyl, andA is a monovalent anion. The compounds exhibit a pronounced action against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and also against yeast, molds and algae. They are accordingly suitable for the antimicrobial treatment of surfaces and for the preservation and disinfection of materials and cosmetic products, and especially also for the preparation of solid or liquid formulations and for the preservation of foodstuffs and drinks. The compounds are furthermore suitable for imparting antimicrobial properties to technical plant and for antimicrobial water treatment.

Priority: EP20000810865 Applic. Date: 2000-09-21

Inventor: REINEHR DIETER [DE]; OCHS DIETMAR [DE]; SAUTER HANSPETER [DE]; HOFFSTETTER FERNAND [FR]


Patent No.: US6730715B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Dental restorative composition, dental restoration, and a method of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/190868   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A curable dental restorative composition comprising about 1 to about 90 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition, of a filler component, the filler component comprising about 10 to 100 wt %, based on the total weight of the filler component, of a surface reactive glass component

about 1 to about 50 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition, of water

and about 10 to about 97 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition, of a curable organic component, comprising about 50 to about 99 wt %, based on the total weight of the curable organic component, of an ethylenically unsaturated resin component, about 1 to about 50 wt %, based on the total weight of the curable organic component, of an ethylenically unsaturated phosphoric acid ester

and about 0.01 to about 5 wt % of a curing system.

Priority: US20010303677P Applic. Date: 2001-07-06

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US6733288B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Orthodontic appliance

Applicant/Assignee: STICK TECH OY

Application No.: 10/133656   Filing Date: 29/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The use of a prepreg containing at least one fiber and a matrix to be cured during application, for the production of a fiber-reinforced composite, for active orthodontic therapy. An active orthodontic appliance is disclosed which includes an arch wire in at least one part, directly contactable with teeth and including a fiber-reinforced composite containing at least one fiber and a matrix, the arch wire including a loop directly contactable with a tooth or teeth to be moved by the appliance. A process for manufacturing an active orthodontic appliance and to an active orthodontic method of treatment are also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: VALLITTU PEKKA [FI]; LASSILA LIPPO [FI]; KANGASNIEMI ILKKA [FI]


Patent No.: US6733290B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Dental illumination device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/229386   Filing Date: 28/Aug/2002

Abstract:

An electromagnetic radiation conveyance device comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a light directing intermediate portion. The proximal end is configured for attachment to an electromagnetic radiation emitting device. The distal end is anatomically preformed with a profile complementary to a shape of a dental arch. The light directing intermediate portion is between the proximal end and the distal end. In addition, the light directing intermediate portion is configured to convey electromagnetic radiation from the proximal end to the distal end.

Priority: US20010315022P Applic. Date: 2001-08-28

Inventor: WEST JOHN [US]; GANAJA SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US6733745B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Devices with coatings containing chlorhexidine gluconate, compositions and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/256032   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Devices, coating compositions and methods for making such compositions are provided, wherein the coatings deliver chlorhexidine gluconate from a stable non-aqueous system.

Priority: US1998-089872 Applic. Date: 1998-06-04

Inventor: ROZZI SHARON M [US]; ASMUS ROBERT A [US]; MORRISON BRIAN R [US]


Patent No.: US6733749B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Throat lozenges for the treatment of Hemosphilus influenza

Applicant/Assignee: NEW HORIZONS DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/083142   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A lozenge for the treatment of Hemophilus influenzae infections of the mouth throat and nasal passage is disclosed which comprises a lytic enzyme composition specific for Hemophilus influenzae, and a lozenge carrier for delivering said lytic enzyme.

Priority: US2000-654483 Applic. Date: 2000-09-01; US2000-497495 Applic. Date: 2000-04-18; US1999-395636 Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6733774B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Carrier with solid fibrinogen and solid thrombin

Applicant/Assignee: NYCOMED PHARMA AS

Application No.: 10/054853   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a solid composition useful for tissue gluing, tissue sealing and haemostasis consisting essentially of a) a carrier which has at least one of the following physical properties: elasticity module in the range of 5-100 N/cm, density of 1-10 mg/cm<3>, chamber diameter of more than 0.75 mm and less than 4 mm and/or having a chamber diameter average below 3 mm and evenly distributed and fixed upon said carrier, b) solid fibrinogen, and c) solid thrombin.The carrier is a biodegradable polymer such as a polyhyaluronic acid, polyhydroxy acid, e.g. lactic acid, glucolic acid, hydroxybutanoic acid, a cellulose, gelatine or collagen, such as a collagen sponge, e.g. a collagen sponge consisting essentially of collagen type I fibres.

The fibrinogen and thrombin are preferably human, purified from a natural source, or transgenic or recombinant human fibrinogen and/or thrombin. In a preferred embodiment the composition does not comprise any antifibronolytic agent such as aprotinin, epsilon-aminocaproic acid or alpha2-antiplasmin,

Priority: DK20010000135 Applic. Date: 2001-01-25; DK20010000235 Applic. Date: 2001-02-13; US20010263699P Applic. Date: 2001-01-25; US20010270914P Applic. Date: 2001-02-26

Inventor: STIMMEDER DAGMAR [AT]


Patent No.: US6734155B1  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Cleaning compositions comprising an oxidoreductase

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/462613   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Cleaning compositions, including laundry, dishwashing, hard surface cleaner, oral/dental cleaning compositions, comprising an oxidoreductase with an alpha/beta-hydrolase fold and a catalytic triad consisting of the amino acid residues serine, histidine and aspartic acid, which provide effective and efficient cleaning of colored and/or everyday body stains and/or soils and the sanitization of treated surface.

Priority: WO1997US12445 Applic. Date: 1997-07-09

Inventor: HERBOTS IVAN MAURICE ALFONS JA [BE]; BUSCH ALFRED [BE]


Patent No.: US6734223B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Polyaminoester and their application in dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 09/925174   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Dental compositions comprising at least a polymerizable monomer and/or at least a polyaminoester that are prepared by reaction of bis- or polyacrylic esters and amines, pigments, organic and/or inorganic fillers, initiators and stabilizers.

Priority: US20000224669P Applic. Date: 2000-08-11

Inventor: WALZ UWE [DE]; KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]


Patent No.: US6735149B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Device forming a snorkel mouthpiece or diving regulator

Applicant/Assignee: AMPHICOM

Application No.: 10/203960   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A device forming a mouthpiece for a snorkel or diving regulator, adapted to fit in the mouth of a diver or swimming and comprising a body provided with an air intake and extended by two lateral branched each provided with a bite tab, and at least one transducer buzzer positioned in one of the branches and comprising a piezoelectric membrane. Each transducer buzzer comprises a peripheral weight fixed to the periphery of the piezoelectric membrane, and elements for transmitting the vibrations of the membrane towards the teeth of the diver or swimmer. Furthermore, each transducer buzzer is positioned in the branch in such a way that the piezoelectric membrane is totally isolated from the external environment, and that the transmission elements form a contact interface with the teeth at the bite tab.

Priority: FR20000002187 Applic. Date: 2000-02-22; WO2001FR00311 Applic. Date: 2001-02-01

Inventor: PIEROT BRUNO [FR]


Patent No.: US6737028B1  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Solid cast container

Applicant/Assignee: SUNBURST CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/578642   Filing Date: 25/May/2000

Abstract:

A container for use with a solution dispenser, the solution dispenser generating a solution by impinging a solvent spray on a solid cast chemical product disposed within the container, the container being disposable in an inverted disposition in a solution dispenser bowl includes a container body suitable for containing a flowable chemical composition and supporting a casting of the chemical composition. The container body has a mouth for receiving the solvent spray therein

and has a container bottom being disposed generally opposed to the mouth

and further has an inclined side portion operably coupled to and extending between the container bottom portion and the container mouth, the cross sectional dimension of the side portion decreasing from the container bottom portion to the container mouth. A chemical dispenser includes at least one of the aforementioned containers. A method of promoting consistent dissolution of cast chemical product includes inclining a side portion of the container inward from a container bottom portion toward the mouth of the container.

Priority: US19990137069P Applic. Date: 1999-06-02

Inventor: SCEPANSKI WILLIAM H [US]; LAUGHLIN TIMOTHY E [US]


Patent No.: US6737055B2  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Isolated cathepsin L type cysteine proteases and reducing intercorneocyte cohesion/promoting desquamation therewith

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/884953   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Isolated, substantially pure natural or synthetic polypeptides comprising cathepsin L type cysteine proteases, or polypeptide fragments or polypeptide admixtures obtained via proteolysis thereof, are useful for reducing intercorneocyte cohesion and, thus, for promoting desquamation.

Priority: FR19970010818 Applic. Date: 1997-08-29; US1998-143446 Applic. Date: 1998-08-28

Inventor: BERNARD DOMINIQUE [FR]; KERMICI MICHEL [FR]; BERNARD-BOURBOULON MARIE-ALIX [FR]


Patent No.: US6737077B1  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Proteinaceous animal chew with dentally therapeutic cation

Applicant/Assignee: ORACEUTICAL INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES LLC

Application No.: 09/398156   Filing Date: 16/Sep/1999

Abstract:

This invention relates to chewable objects for animals which contain, as a dentally therapeutic ingredient, one or more cationic substances. The inventive therapeutic animal chews are of sufficient durability to allow for a chewing cycle long enough for the release of the aforementioned cationic substances into saliva. Furthermore, the inventive animal chews may contain an effective amount of a counter-ionic compound, such as an alkali metal salt, to allow for rapid solubilization of said cationic antimicrobial substance into the saliva of an animal chewing thereupon, especially when delivered or carried on a carrier having a negatively charged surface.

Priority: US1996-698475 Applic. Date: 1996-08-15; US19950002345P Applic. Date: 1995-08-15

Inventor: MONTGOMERY ROBERT E [US]


Patent No.: US6737376B1  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Porous ceramic

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/743244   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Porous ceramics are described, which are produced bya) mixing an aqueous solution of a suitable ionotropically orientable polyanion, either withoxides, hydroxides or hydrated oxides, which are present in the form of a sol, of the metals Al, Zr, Ti and Nb,or with finely crystalline oxides, hydroxides or hydrated oxides, which are present in suspension, of these metals,or with finely crystalline tricalcium phosphate or apatite which are present in suspension,b) bringing the mixed sol obtained as in a) or the suspension obtained as in a) into contact with a solution of a salt of a di- or trivalent metal cation in order to produce an ionotropic gel body,c) compacting the gel body by introducing it into electrolyte solutions which further enhance the syneresis of the polyelectrolyte which was originally formed,d)

washing the gel body with water and subsequently impregnating it with a readily volatile, water-miscible solvent,e) freeing the anhydrous gel body or gel bodies obtained as in d) from the readily volatile, water-miscible solvent,f) burning out the organic constituents from the dry gel body or the dry gel bodies obtained as in e),g) sintering the product obtained as in f).A capillary frit is also described. Moreover, the invention describes the use of these materials as a catalyst or as a catalyst support, as a ceramic component for composite materials, as a reversible flow filter and as a slab-like sorbent for chromatography columns, as well as the use of a composite material, which is produced from a granular material of the ceramics which are described, as a dental material, particularly as a dental cement.

Priority: DE19981030795 Applic. Date: 1998-07-09; WO1999EP04841 Applic. Date: 1999-07-09

Inventor: HECKMANN KLAUS [DE]; WENGER THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US6737974B2  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Shipping container and system along with shipping method employing the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/956478   Filing Date: 18/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A reusable container and method for a shipping system includes a container body, a closure, a removable label and a label panel. The label has an area to receive shipping information and a layer of an adhesive material. The label panel has an exposed surface to which the adhesive adheres but from which the label may be removed without tearing. A locking structure may be provided. A locking member can engage the locking structure to secure contents during shipment. The container may be a flexible pouch that may include an inner cushioning layer and an outer fabric layer. The pouch may be formed of two panels that have a zippered mouth and a grommet allows a cable tie to lockably secure the zipper in a closed position. A signal transmitter can be included with the container. The system includes special cartons and pallets for a plurality of containers.

Priority:

Inventor: DICKINSON KENT H [US]


Patent No.: US6739287B1  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Dog toy and toothbrush system and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/424668   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A plurality of elongated support members are curved in an arcuate configuration. In this manner an interior concave face and an exterior convex face are formed. Each support member resides in a plane with a first end and a second end and with a central extent there between. A plurality of bristles is provided. The first ends of the support members are coupled together and the second ends of the support members are coupled together.

Priority:

Inventor: SARANTIS DIMITRIOS [US]


Patent No.: US6739755B2  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Leak proof closure mechanism for resealable bag

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/197124   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A resealable package includes first and second panel sections joined together to define an enclosed region, first and second opposite side edges, a bottom edge, and a mouth that provides access to the enclosed region. The resealable package also includes a closure mechanism for selectively opening and sealing the mouth. The closure mechanism includes first and second closure profiles, the first closure profile having first and second base strips with first and second interlocking closure members extending from the first and second base strips, respectively, and the second closure profile having third and fourth base strips with third and fourth interlocking closure members extending from the third and fourth base strips, respectively.

The first and second interlocking closure members and third and fourth interlocking closure members extend a length from the first, second, third and fourth base strips sufficient for the first and third interlocking closure members and the second and fourth interlocking closure members to selectively engage. The closure mechanism further includes a slider having a plow. The plow comprises a substantially vertical member depending from the top of the slider and a substantially horizontal member that is connected to the substantially vertical member and is disposed between the first and third interlocking closure members and the second and fourth interlocking closure members, respectively.

Priority: US20010335465P Applic. Date: 2001-10-24

Inventor: SCHREITER MICHAEL E [US]


Patent No.: US6739782B1  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Oral cleaning device with internal water bladder

Applicant/Assignee: REHCO, L.L.C

Application No.: 10/388539   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A handheld portable oral cleaning device that includes a refillable internal bladder, which a user is able to fill with a liquid. The bladder is preferably an expandable but resilient latex rubber. One end of the bladder is accessible to the user, such that the user may fill the bladder with a liquid, such as water from a faucet. As the bladder fills with water it expands and exerts a pressure on the water as the bladder has a tendency to return to its original unfilled form. The pressurized water may then be sprayed out of the oral cleaning device to assist in cleaning the user's mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: REHKEMPER STEVEN [US]; GREENLEY PETER [US]


Patent No.: US6740244B2  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Near point of use laser water treatment systems and methods

Applicant/Assignee: SALTECH CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/029444   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Water treatment methods and systems using laser light. Water enters a treatment area from waterline tubing wherein water within the treatment area is subjected to light from a laser as it passes through the treatment area, and wherein microorganisms contained within said water are reactive to the light and are killed. The water is provided to a point of use after treatment by light. The treatment area may be a junction box having an entry point for receiving water from input tubing connected to the input portion of the junction box

a fiber optic line or laser source coupled to the junction box for delivery of light from a laser into the junction box

and an exit point and/or port for providing water passing through the junction box to a point of use.

Priority: US20000257430P Applic. Date: 2000-12-22

Inventor: BACA ANTHONY MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6740332B2  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Edible film formulations containing maltodextrin

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 10/044105   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Improved edible films for mucoadhesion are provided. The films include at least three types film forming agents other than pullulan, such as maltodextrins, hydrocolloids and fillers. Preferably, the maltodextrin has a dextrose equivalent of less than 20. Medicaments and other additive agents can also be incorporated into the edible films. In this regard, the edible films can be utilized to deliver or release the medicaments into an oral cavity, thereby providing effective oral treatment with respect to, for example, oral cleansing and breath freshening.

Priority: US2001-682164 Applic. Date: 2001-07-30

Inventor: ZYCK DANIEL J [US]; DZIJA MICHAEL R [US]; CHAPDELAINE ALBERT H [US]


Patent No.: US6742528B2  Issued: 01/Jun/2004

Title: Monofilament tape

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/287204   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A bicomponent monofilament tape wherein the tape is made from the fusion of the sheaths of at least about 60 bicomponent core-sheath fibers and the bonding of the fused sheaths to the core fibers is disclosed. A process for preparing a bicomponent monofilament tape by providing at least about 60 bicomponent core-sheath fibers

fusing the sheaths

and bonding the fused sheaths to the core fibers is also disclosed.

Priority: US2000-728127 Applic. Date: 2000-12-01

Inventor: DAVE VIPUL BHUPENDRA [US]


Patent No.: US6743801B2  Issued: 01/Jun/2004

Title: 1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyrimidine-2-one compositions and therapeutic methods therewith for pain and inflammation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/232798   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A therapeutic composition is provided that comprises a 1-R1-phenyl, 4-R2-phenyl substituted 1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyrimidine-2-one sensory nerve receptor agonist in a therapeutically effective amount. The sensory nerve receptor agonist may be represented by the general formula 1-[R1-phenyl]-4-[R2-phenyl]-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyrimidine-2-one wherein: R1 is -hydroxy, -chloro, -fluoro, -alkyl, -acetoxy, -trifluoromethyl

and R2 is -nitro, -chloro, -fluoro, -alkyl, -trifluoromethyl. Therapeutic compositions of the invention reduce pain, itch, and a sense of discomfort, when formulated for topical delivery to the human lips, mouth, and to the anorectal area.

Priority: US2002-139193 Applic. Date: 2002-05-02

Inventor: WEI EDWARD T [US]


Patent No.: US6743883B1  Issued: 01/Jun/2004

Title: Initiator for polymerizing and/or cross-linking polyorganosiloxanes with cross-linkable functional groups, corresponding compositions and their uses

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/111517   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a heat-activated initiator for polymerising and/or cross-linking polyorganosiloxane-type monomers, oligomers and/or polymers with organofunctional groups, comprising a boron derivative of formula (I): (A)xB(R')y, wherein the symbols R' are the same or different and represent an alkyl or alkenyl radical in C1-C12, an alkoxy radical in C1-C12, a phenyl radical substituted by at least one electroattractor element, an aryl radical containing at least two aromatic rings such as biphenyl, naphthyl, optionally substituted by at least one electroattractor element, especially a halogen atom (particularly fluorine), or an electroattractor group, especially a CF3, NO2, CN group

and a radical -C2H4-Si(Q)3 with the symbols Q being the same or different and representing an alkyl or alkoxy group in C1 to C10 or a siloxane oligomer with less than 10 silicon atoms. The invention also relates to a corresponding cross-linkable composition and to the uses thereof.

Priority: FR19990013620 Applic. Date: 1999-10-29; WO2000FR02789 Applic. Date: 2000-10-06

Inventor: FRANCES JEAN-MARC [FR]; DEFORTH THOMAS [FR]


Patent No.: US6745594B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2004

Title: In-car hydration systems

Applicant/Assignee: STOKLEY-VAN CAMP, INC

Application No.: 10/268435   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

Systems and methods for a liquid delivery system for a race vehicle to provide the driver of the race vehicle with readily available cool fluids are disclosed. One embodiment is directed to an insulated shell system mounted in the race vehicle which holds a bottle of fluid within the shell. Another embodiment is directed to an insulated pouch mounted in the race vehicle which has a collapsible fluid bladder, a gas bladder and a gel pack within the pouch. Each embodiment has tubing which connects to a valve near the driver's mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: KREUTZMAN KURT [US]; PRESTLEY DON [US]; BROESKE DENNIS [US]; EHARDT STEVE [US]; CALIFF JOHN R [US]; KONIECZKA JOHN [US]; ZACHWIEJA JEFF [US]


Patent No.: US6746245B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2004

Title: Methods for cleaning and shaping asymmetrical root canals in an anatomical fashion

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/080087   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A root canal is cleaned in a manner that at least partially approximates the actual anatomy of the root canal. An endodontic file instrument is inserted into an exposed root canal, such as an asymmetric root canal, and then rotated and moved in a manner so as to have a plurality of centers of rotation. The file instrument may be moved from side to side and/or in a milling motion and/or using the contours of the root canal as a guide in order to remove substantially all of the pulp material, e.g., from the operative middle portion of the root canal. In this way, less of the surrounding dentin is removed compared to conventional methods. The file instrument may be rotated in a single direction, or it may have a reciprocating motion.

Priority: IT1995RM00377 Applic. Date: 1995-06-06; US2000-536821 Applic. Date: 2000-03-27; US2000-492566 Applic. Date: 2000-01-27; US1999-325035 Applic. Date: 1999-06-03; US1998-014763 Applic. Date: 1998-01-28; US1997-885906 Applic. Date: 1997-06-30; US1996-656988 Applic. Date: 1996-06-06

Inventor: RIITANO FRANCESCO [IT]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6746664B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2004

Title: Multi-part dental bleaching systems and methods for bleaching teeth using such systems

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/212381   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Dental bleaching systems that include a bleaching component and a neutralizing component which, when mixed together, yield a mixed composition having a desired bleaching activity and gel properties. The bleaching composition includes a suitable bleaching agent, such as aqueous hydrogen peroxide, in a concentration of about 3% to about 95% by weight of the bleaching composition component. The neutralizing component includes a strong particulate base mixed with a polymeric thickening agent. The neutralizing component is substantially water-free to prevent destruction of the gelling capability of the thickening agent by the base prior to formation of the mixed composition. The particulate base may include oxides, hydroxides or carbonates of alkali metals or alkaline earth metals.

Maintaining the bleaching agent and neutralizing agent in separate components provides increased stability of both the bleaching agent and gelling (thickening) agent during storage and transport.

Priority: US2001-923049 Applic. Date: 2001-08-06

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]


Patent No.: US6747071B1  Issued: 08/Jun/2004

Title: Dental composition based on silicone crosslinkable by cation process

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 09/806629   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The invention concerns dental compositions. Said composition comprises (1) a silicon crosslinkable and/or polymerizable by cation process

(2) an efficient amount of at least an initiator such as onium borate

(3) at least a photosensitizer

and (4) a dental filler present in the composition in a proportion of at least 10 wt. % relative to the composition total weight. Said dental compositions are useful for making dental prostheses or for dental restoration.

Priority: FR19980012375 Applic. Date: 1998-10-02; WO1999FR02345 Applic. Date: 1999-10-01

Inventor: FRANCES JEAN-MARC [FR]


Patent No.: US6747561B1  Issued: 08/Jun/2004

Title: Bodily worn device for digital storage and retrieval of medical records and personal identification

Applicant/Assignee: MED-DATANET, LLC

Application No.: 09/597107   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention is a novel bodily worn device, preferably in the form of jewelry, a medallion or watch, which provides for the digital storage and retrieval of a user's medical records, drug prescriptions, medical history, organ donor instructions, and personal identification for use in an emergency or routine medical situation. Additional embodiments include an electronic dog-tag for military and law enforcement applications. The device includes: an outer safety shell, in the form of a medallion, or watch with markings which identify it as a medical device, and a digital storage media such as a computer chip or high density silicon media, and non-contact wireless electrical power to the device and non-contact wireless retrieval of records. Security features include encrypted software and user password for medical records confidentially. The invention includes features for retrieving and displaying stored records on computer screens via a wireless interface wand or by providing access to a central website via the Internet with use of a user serial number password.

Priority:

Inventor: REEVES WILLIAM FRANCIS [US]


Patent No.: US6749088B1  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Toothbrush with integrated winding key

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/364546   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A toothbrush with an extraction device, such as a key winding tool feature, built into the handle portion, which is used to facilitate the dispensing of toothpaste or the contents of other pasty substances found in collapsible tubes. One or more open-ended slits allow the handle portion to be easily slipped onto the free end of a tube or to be slipped back onto an already curled tube for further ease of manipulation. The toothbrush easily slips off the tube after curling with it, so as to allow the toothbrush to be used for brushing teeth, and allows its use on a plurality of collapsible tubes in various stages of use. The brush head portion can be made detachable so that other attachments made be attached to the handle portion or so that a winding tool remains after the toothbrush head is rendered no longer usable.

Priority:

Inventor: HOLEVAS MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6750239B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Pyrazole-derived kinase inhibitors and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/212294   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Described herein are compounds that are useful as protein kinase inhibitors having the formula:wherein B, R<1>, n, R<3>, Q and R<4 >are described in the specification. The compounds are useful for treating disease states in mammals that are alleviated by a protein kinase inhibitor, particularly diseases such as cancer, inflammatory disorders, restenosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Priority: US20010309865P Applic. Date: 2001-08-03

Inventor: HALE MICHAEL ROBIN [US]; JANETKA JAMES WALTER [US]; MALTAIS FRANCOIS [US]; TANG QING [US]


Patent No.: US6752863B2  Issued: 22/Jun/2004

Title: Bone cement compositions comprising fused fibrous compounds

Applicant/Assignee: M.E.D. USA, INC MATERIALS EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT USA, INC

Application No.: 10/407702   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The preferred embodiment of the present invention provides novel and unique fused fibrous compounds for addition to and manufacture of bone and dental cement systems and methods of making the same. The preferred embodiment of the fused fibrous compound material made therefrom comprises 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. The fused fibrous compound is preferably manufactured from fibers and a fusion source and is added to the composition in particle form.

Priority: US2001-952770 Applic. Date: 2001-09-14; US1998-174753 Applic. Date: 1998-10-19; US1996-684251 Applic. Date: 1996-07-19; US1995-386305 Applic. Date: 1995-02-08

Inventor: LYLES MARK B [US]; RATHBUN KEVIN D [US]


Patent No.: US6752988B1  Issued: 22/Jun/2004

Title: Method of treating upper resiratory illnesses

Applicant/Assignee: NEW HORIZONS DIAGNOSTIC CORP ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 09/560650   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A method for the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of bacterial infections is disclosed which comprises the treatment of an individual with an effective amount of a native or modified version of a lytic enzyme produced by a bacteria infected with a bacteriophage specific for said bacteria. The lytic enzyme is selected from a group consisting of shuffled lytic enzymes, chimericlytic enzymes, wherein the lytic enzyme is in an environment having a pH which allows for activity of said lytic enzyme

and a carrier for delivering said lytic enzyme. Additionally, a holin enzyme for puncturing the membrane may be included in the composition. This method, and composition can be used for the treatment of upper respiratory infections, skin infections, wounds, and burns, vaginal infections, eye infections, intestinal disorders and dental problems.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6755047B2  Issued: 29/Jun/2004

Title: In-car hydration systems

Applicant/Assignee: STOKLEY-VAN CAMP, INC

Application No.: 10/361068   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2003

Abstract:

Systems and methods for a liquid delivery system for a race vehicle to provide the driver of the race vehicle with readily available cool fluids are disclosed. One embodiment is directed to an insulated bag mounted in the race vehicle having a collapsible fluid bladder and a gel pack within the bag. Tubing connects the bladder to a valve for the driver to drink from. Preferably, a pump is coupled to the tubing to move fluid through the system.

Priority: US2002-268435 Applic. Date: 2002-10-10

Inventor: KREUTZMANN KURT [US]; PRESTLEY DON [US]; BROESKE DENNIS [US]; EHARDT STEVE [US]; CALIFF JOHN R [US]; KONIECZKA JOHN [US]; ZACHWIEJA JEFF [US]


Patent No.: US6755647B2  Issued: 29/Jun/2004

Title: Photocuring device with axial array of light emitting diodes and method of curing

Applicant/Assignee: NEW PHOTONICS, LLC

Application No.: 09/842500   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A device for curing a photosensitive dental composition curable by way of irradiation with light of predetermined wavelength includes a power supply

and a radiation source coupled to the power supply and powered thereby, the radiation source having a radiation output and including an axial array of light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes are mounted about an assembly axis defined thereby at a plurality of axial distances from said radiation output of the radiation source and being further characterized in that the plurality of light emitting diodes are directed along a plurality of divergent paths such that a position insensitive optical field is generated for curing the dental composition.

Priority:

Inventor: MELIKECHI NOUREDDINE [US]; PRADHAN RANJIT D [US]


Patent No.: US6755877B2  Issued: 29/Jun/2004

Title: Freestanding plastic container for controlled combustion of alcohol-based lighter fluid

Applicant/Assignee: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/010689   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A combustible fire-starting or heat-providing assembly is described that includes a suitable quantity of combustible alcohol-based fuel liquid held within a freestanding, combustible, alcohol-resistant and alcohol-impermeable container. The container is configured with at least a bottom wall and a perimeter sidewall that is continuous with the bottom wall, in which the upper portion of the container is substantially open to the air to allow free-burning of the fuel liquid. The container is of a suitable composition and the sidewall is of an adequate thickness and rigidity for the container to retain the fuel liquid without leakage throughout the period of combustion of the fuel, even as the sidewall gradually diminishes in height as it melts and burns downward toward the bottom wall of the container.

Priority:

Inventor: PERLMAN DANIEL [US]


Patent No.: US6756417B2  Issued: 29/Jun/2004

Title: Dental bonding compositions for adhering amalgam restoratives to dental substrates

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC., ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/098709   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Dental bonding compositions and methods for promoting adhesion of an amalgam-based restorative material to a dental substrate. The inventive compositions include one or more polymerizable resins that are able to adhere to a dental substrate when at least partially polymerized, one or more polymerization photoinitiators in an amount so as to result in partial polymerization of the resin when the compositions are irradiated with radiant energy, and one or more chemical initiators (e.g., benzoyl peroxide) that cause further polymerization of the resin when the composition is contacted with an amalgam restorative. A bonding composition applied to a dental substrate and irradiated with radiant energy is more polymerized in a region adjacent to the dental substrate, while a less polymerized inhibition layer forms in the region of the surface.

Packing an uncured amalgam into the dental preparation mechanically disrupts the inhibition layer so as to form peaks, troughs and other irregularities. Upon curing the amalgam and bonding composition, the disrupted inhibition layer greatly enhances the overall bond between the amalgam, bonding composition, and dental substrate.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6756421B1  Issued: 29/Jun/2004

Title: Dental glass ionomer cement composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/690731   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A dental glass ionomer cement composition is disclosed, containing a coloring matter, a color of which is specified such that an L* value, when expressed by an L*a*b* colorimetric system in a standard illuminant D65, being 60 or less, and a content of the coloring matter being preferably from 0.1 to 5% by weight based on the whole of the composition, and when the dental glass ionomer cement composition according to the invention is used in a setting method of a dental glass ionomer cement that is a most generally used dental cement at present over a wide range of dental applications by means of irradiation with a light, it has an effect for further shortening the time of sensitization to water and the time of setting.

Priority: JP19990297966 Applic. Date: 1999-10-20

Inventor: TODO ATSUHIRO [JP]; OKADA KAORI [JP]; SEKIGUCHI TOSHIHIRO [JP]; HIROTA KAZUO [JP]


Patent No.: US6758215B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: AROMATIC TRAVEL MASK

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/273031   Filing Date: 17/Oct/2002

Abstract:

An aromatic travel mask that fits over the nose and mouth area of a wearer's face for filtration of air, particularly recycled air in the travel compartment of a common carrier, the travel mask having a face shield with an aroma patch that emits a pleasant aroma and a retainer such as a head band for retaining the face shield against a user's head, the retainer having slidable ear plugs for blocking noise. The face shield also has foldable eye flaps for blocking light when the flaps are extended, the flaps preferably having thermal gel packs for cooling or warming the eye lid area during use.

Priority:

Inventor: BEGUM PAUL G [US]


Patent No.: US6758618B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: Container and applicator assembly

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/322906   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A container and applicator assembly includes an applicator with a handle and a dispensing tip, and a container with a chamber that detachably receives at least part of the applicator. The container has an inner surface with a plurality of protrusions that extend in the chamber along side portions of the tip. The protrusions facilitate distribution of the composition across the tip and also help to prevent unintentional movement of the composition to other areas.

Priority: US2001-838883 Applic. Date: 2001-04-20

Inventor: PETRICH ROBERT W [US]; FLEISHER LARRY D [US]


Patent No.: US6758670B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: Dental set plates

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 10/059655   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A dental set plate for supporting therein a set of replacement teeth includes a support body having a channel and a deformable mass disposed in the channel of the support body for releasably adhesively retaining a row of replacement teeth pressed thereinto. The dental set plate also includes a non-opaque hood covering the support body and the replacement teeth supported on the support body and product information indicia affixed to the hood. The dental set plate is dimensioned for stocking of the dental set plate in an index structure which retains dental set plates and the walls of the hood have an extent such that the walls terminate within the index structure in which the dental set plate is stocked.

Priority: DE20011014210 Applic. Date: 2001-03-23; US20010287774P Applic. Date: 2001-05-01

Inventor: EGGLER ANDREAS [AT]


Patent No.: US6759449B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: Dental adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA DENTAL CORPORATION TOKUYAMA CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/181413   Filing Date: 23/Jul/2002

Abstract:

This invention discloses a dental adhesive composition comprising (A) a polymerizable monomer comprising an acidic-group containing polymerizable monomer such as 11-methacryloyloxy-1,1-undecane dicarboxylic acid, (B) a mixed filler of a spherical filler substantially consisting of a non-crosslinking polymethyl methacrylate and a spherical filler substantially consisting of a non-crosslinking polyethyl methacrylate

and (C) a polymerization initiator

and a dental adhesive kit comprising the above dental adhesive composition in combination with a dental primer comprising (D) an acidic-group containing polymerizable monomer, (E) an aryl borate, (F) an organosulfinic acid salt and (G) water. The dental adhesive composition exhibits good operability and improved adhesion performance.

Priority: JP20000361150 Applic. Date: 2000-11-28; WO2001JP10334 Applic. Date: 2001-11-27

Inventor: KIMURA MIKIO [JP]; MATSUSHIGE KOJI [JP]; KAZAMA HIDEKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6760459B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: Method for securing a headset

Applicant/Assignee: YOUNGBO ENGINEERING INC YOUNGBO ENGINEERING, INC

Application No.: 10/077118   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A headset is described for use in connection with either mobile telephones, conventional landline telephones or personal computers. When used with wireless applications, the headset is housed in a generally elongated casing having an ear bud, having a speaker therein, and a battery pack extending therefrom which are used in conjunction with one another to secure the headset against a user's ear. The battery pack includes a lip that is designed to cradle the helix of a user's ear against the casing and is positioned distal of the ear bud such that the battery pack is located behind a user's ear when the headset is in its operating position.

The battery pack and the ear bud are further positioned on the casing to counterbalance the end of the casing opposite the ear bud and to equally distribute the weight of the headset about the ear bud and prevent unnecessary movement of the headset about ear during operation.

Priority:

Inventor: BAE HYON S [US]


Patent No.: US6760926B1  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Security pocket device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/216704   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A pocket loss prevention device for pockets to retain the contents of a pocket against loss or unauthorized removal. The device includes a flat rectangular insert of elastic material that is secured to the inside face of the pocket at the mouth of the pocket. An article to be secured is inserted into the pocket and up under the resilient insert. This will prevent articles such as a wallet from slipping out of the pocket until removed by a deliberate action of the user.

Priority:

Inventor: MILLER RAYMOND J [US]


Patent No.: US6761481B1  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Bag comprising matching closing sections actuated by a slider

Applicant/Assignee: FLEXICO-FRANCE

Application No.: 09/462101   Filing Date: 13/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A bag including two generally parallel sheets forming the main walls of the bag, complementary closure strips fixed to respective ones of the sheets, and a cursor for actuating the strips for closing and opening purposes. Parallel to the closure strips between the sheets, and level with the mouth of the bag, additional sealing structure in relief disposed on the insides of the closure strips, designed to provide sealing by forming a barrier between the sheets in the closed position of the bag, the additional sealing structure in relief being placed facing the flanks of the cursor to be urged towards their sealing position by the cursor when the cursor is moved towards the sealing position.

Priority: FR19980007658 Applic. Date: 1998-06-17; FR19980008019 Applic. Date: 1998-06-24; FR19980008525 Applic. Date: 1998-07-03; FR19980013732 Applic. Date: 1998-11-02; WO1999FR01455 Applic. Date: 1999-06-17

Inventor: BOIS HENRI [FR]


Patent No.: US6761699B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: METHOD OF RESTORING SPEECH FUNCTIONS IN PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM VARIOUS FORMS OF DYSARTHRIA, AND DYSARTHRIA PROBES

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/066317   Filing Date: 28/Apr/1998

Abstract:

A method for restoring speech functions in patients having various forms of dysarthria by way of successively carrying out the cosmetic massage of the face, the point massage of biologically active points of the face, cervical-collar region, arms and articulation organs, articulation-mimic gymnastics followed by voice exercises. The point massage is carried out by successively pressing, pricking, stroking for 1-5 seconds 3-5 times for 3-5 points, by sequentially alternating same and by adding 1-2 points.

Pair points are massaged with two probes simultaneously.Dysarthria probes for carrying out a method for restoring speech functions by way of exerting a reflex action on the patient's biologically active points, which comprise a rod and an operating part whose configuration is varied in relation to the patient's clinical profile, for example, in the form of a ball, a sphere, an oval, a two-prong unit or a three-prong unit.The operating parts of the probes are made of ebonite, copper, titanum and/or stainless steel and can be dismantled.

Priority: RU19950117984 Applic. Date: 1995-10-31; WO1996RU00097 Applic. Date: 1996-04-23

Inventor: CHAHINE ELVINA IVANOVNA [US]


Patent No.: US6761760B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Dental porcelains

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/171278   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Opaque porcelains for use with metal cores in the manufacture of PFM restorations. The porcelains exhibit a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) substantially equal to or slightly above the CTE of the metal to which it is applied. The porcelains exhibit a CTE equal to or up to about 1.5x10<-6>/ DEG C. higher than the dental alloys to which they are applied as the opaque. The porcelains are fabricated from a mixture of two frit compositions. A high expansion, leucite containing frit is combined with a low melting glass frit to provide a porcelain having an expansion in the range of 16.9 to about 18.5x10<-6>/ DEG C. in the temperature range of 250 DEG -600 DEG C.

Priority: US2000-608587 Applic. Date: 2000-06-29; US19990142204P Applic. Date: 1999-07-02

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6761879B1  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Titanium derived compounds, preparation and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SANOFI-SYNTHELABO

Application No.: 10/031087   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a titanium-derived compounds, and to processes for preparing the same.

Priority: FR19990009194 Applic. Date: 1999-07-16; WO2000FR01994 Applic. Date: 2000-07-11

Inventor: FINIDORI CLAUDINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6762192B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Tetrahydronaphthyridinyl-carboxamides having anti-convulsant activity

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C SMITHKLINE BEECHUM P.L.C

Application No.: 10/154997   Filing Date: 23/May/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and solvates:where R<1 >is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl (optionally substituted by hydroxy or C1-4alkoxy), phenyl-C1-4alkyl-, C1-6alkenyl, C1-6alkynyl

R<2 >is hydrogen or up to three substituents selected from halogen, NO2, CN, N3, CF3O-, CF3S-, CF3CO-, C1-6alkyl, 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 -NR<5>R<6 >where R<5 >is hydrogen or C1-4 alkyl, andR<6 >is hydrogen, C1-4alkyl, formyl, -CO2C1-4alkyl or -COC1-4alkyl

or two R<2 >groups together form a carbocyclic ring that is saturated or unsaturated.R<3 >groups and R<4 >groups are each independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl and/or the two R<3 >groups and/or the two R<4 >groups together form a C3-6 spiroalkyl group, provided that at least one R<3 >or R<4 >group is not hydrogen

andX is selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, alkyl and alkoxy, are useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of epilepsy, migraine, and other disorders.

Priority: GB19980012683 Applic. Date: 1998-06-12; US2001-719335 Applic. Date: 2001-02-16

Inventor: HARLING JOHN DAVID [GB]; HARRINGTON FRANK PETER [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: US6762198B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Dihetero-substituted metalloprotease inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/396775   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2003

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 J, M, Q, T, W, X, Z, R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<4>, R<4'>, R<5>, R<6>, R<6'>, R<7>, m, and n 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 disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, and methods of treating or preventing metalloprotease-related maladies using the compounds or the pharmaceutical compositions.

Priority: US2000-516743 Applic. Date: 2000-03-01; US19990122718P Applic. Date: 1999-03-03

Inventor: CHENG MENYAN [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL GREGORY [US]; NATCHUS MICHAEL GEORGE [US]; PIKUL STANISLAW [US]; DE BISWANATH [US]


Patent No.: US6762242B1  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Hydrophilic silicone elastomer material used in particular for impressions

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA SERVICES

Application No.: 09/958209   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2002

Abstract:

Silicone material crosslinkable into silicone elastomer by polyaddition reactions is described. A material is provided offering a compromise between the following characteristics: fluidity (in non-crosslinked state), hydrophilicity (in non-crosslinked or crossliked state) and high mechanical properties (in crosslinked state). The following materials are added to crosslinkable silicone material: (i) a reinforcing siliceous filler in the form of a suspension obtained by subjecting the filler to a treatment in two stages by an agent providing compatibility and by operating in the presence of a polyorganosiloxane with Si-alkenyl functions

and (ii) one or more non-ionic, ionic or amphoteric surfactants. Said silicone material is particularly useful for impressions, for example dental impressions and for making pads used in pad printing techniques.

Priority: FR19990004675 Applic. Date: 1999-04-09; WO2000FR00853 Applic. Date: 2000-04-05

Inventor: TORTO MARCO DEL [IT]; HOWE FABIENNE [FR]; POUCHELON ALAIN [FR]; PUSINERI CHRISTIAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6763978B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Dispenser pumps

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/433491   Filing Date: 10/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A dispenser pump e.g. for toothpaste has a plunger (21) connected to a proximal end of an elongate flexible plastics strip (22) which is run slidably along a guide track built into the discharge nozzle (14) of the pump alongside the discharge channel (63). The distal end of the guide track defines a bend which opens through a lateral slot into the discharge channel (63) just inside its external opening. Action of the plunger causes the strip (22) to slide back and forth along the track and round the bend, so that the tip of the strip is moved out of the mouth of the nozzle during dispensing but returns to block it and cut away residual product when the plunger is released.

Priority: WO2001GB05326 Applic. Date: 2001-11-30; GB20000029369 Applic. Date: 2000-12-01

Inventor: PRITCHETT DAVID JOHN [GB]; LAW BRIAN ROBERT [GB]; SPENCER JEFFREY WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6764309B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Method and laser apparatus for preventing tooth decay

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/093957   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for preventing tooth decay by treating the tooth surface, including the occlusal surface and unexposed surfaces such as subgingival, interproximal, and contact areas, with a laser with a coherent or noncoherent light source are described. This process makes the tooth more resistant to acid and better able to bond fluoride, thus requiring a lower concentration of fluoride. The method allows the treatment to penetrate deeper into the tooth then previously accomplished with other methods and can be used in a dental office or at home.

Priority:

Inventor: COZEAN COLETTE [US]; POWELL LYNN [US]; NAMMOUR SAMIR [BE]


Patent No.: US6764678B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Local anesthetic methods and kits

Applicant/Assignee: NOVALAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/155171   Filing Date: 28/May/2002

Abstract:

Methods of reversing local anesthesia are disclosed. The methods comprise administering a local anesthetic and alpha adrenergic receptor agonist to induce local anesthesia followed by reversing anesthesia with a low dose of an alpha adrenergic receptor antagonist. Also disclosed are kits comprising a local anesthetic, an alpha adrenergic receptor agonist and a low dose of an alpha adrenergic receptor antagonist.

Priority: US20000235855P Applic. Date: 2000-09-27; US20000203800P Applic. Date: 2000-05-12; US2001-852751 Applic. Date: 2001-05-11

Inventor: WEBER ECKARD [US]; KATZ HOWARD I [US]


Patent No.: US6764769B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Apatite-coated metallic material, process for its preparation, and its use

Applicant/Assignee: BIOMET MERCK GMBH

Application No.: 10/162691   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a novel apatite-coated metallic material having improved surface quality and biocompatibility, a process for its preparation, and the use of the material for bone implants, in particular dental implants, artificial joints and fixative material for accident surgery (osteosynthesis material). The coating in this case consists of a thick covering of hydroxyapatite crystals and/or amorphous calcium phosphate spheres having a specific surface area of less than 15 m<2>/g.

Priority: DE20011028259 Applic. Date: 2001-06-06

Inventor: KOTTE BERND [DE]; HOFINGER JUERGEN [DE]; HEBOLD TANJA [DE]


Patent No.: US6764994B1  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Growth/differential factor of the TGF-B family

Applicant/Assignee: BIOPHARM GESELLSCHAFT ZUR BIOTECHNOLOGISCHEN ENTWICKLUNG VON PHARMAKA MBH

Application No.: 09/386450   Filing Date: 31/Aug/1999

Abstract:

The invention concerns a protein of the TGF-beta family, the DNA coding therefor and a pharmaceutical composition containing the protein.

Priority: DE19934326829 Applic. Date: 1993-08-10; DE19944418222 Applic. Date: 1994-05-25; DE19944420157 Applic. Date: 1994-06-09; US1994-288508 Applic. Date: 1994-08-10

Inventor: HOETTEN GERTRUD [DE]; NEIDHARDT HELGE [DE]; PAULISTA MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6765036B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Ternary photoinitiator system for cationically polymerizable resins

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/050218   Filing Date: 15/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Photopolymerizable compositions comprise a cationically polymerizable resin and a photoinitiator system comprising: (i) an iodonium salt

(ii) a visible light sensitizer

and (iii) an electron donor compound having an oxidation potential less than that of 1,4-dimethoxybenzene when measured versus a saturated calomel electrode, wherein the photoinitiator system has a photoinduced potential of less than that of 3-dimethylaminobenzoic acid in a standard solution of 2.9x10<-5 >moles/g diphenyl iodonium hexafluoroantimonate and 1.5x10<-5 >moles/g camphorquinone in 2-butanone. The compositions polymerize on exposure to light in the visible spectrum and are useful in a variety of applications, including dental adhesives and dental composites.

Priority:

Inventor: DEDE KARSTEN [DE]; KLETTKE THOMAS [DE]; LUCHTERHANDT THOMAS [DE]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Patent No.: US6766192B1  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Device for iontophoretic transcutaneous administration of molecules

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2001-937511   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The device comprises, in combination, a container (1) for the product to be administered

a dispensing element (7) through which said product is dispensed

and energy supply component (9) located adjacent to said dispensing element.

Priority: IT1999FI00055 Applic. Date: 1999-03-22; WO2000IT00092 Applic. Date: 2000-03-20

Inventor: D AFRICA ANTONINO [IT]; PADUANO GUIDO [IT]; SARTORI MASSIMO [IT]


Patent No.: US6766548B1  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Accessories mount for an electric toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: ROWENTA-WERKE GMBH

Application No.: 09/629607   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

An accessory mount for an electric toothbrush having a motor which is arranged in a handpiece for driving vibration-generating mechanism. The mount including an elongate protective cover attachable to the handpiece. The vibration-generating mechanism is arrangeable in an interior of the elongate protective cover. A sleeve is fitted onto the protective cover so as to cover the protective cover over at least part of its length.

Priority: DE19992013406U Applic. Date: 1999-07-31

Inventor: LUKAS ANDREA [DE]; TROCHA HARALD [DE]


Patent No.: US6766802B1  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Sleep appliance

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/456034   Filing Date: 05/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A dental oral appliance for use with patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring and to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance covers the inside (lingual) of the upper teeth and has an open palate. Retention for the appliance is provided by clasps placed over the upper right and left molars and a retainer in the anterior area from cuspid to cuspid. Over the upper central incisors is a raised strip that extends from the incisal tip (biting edge) of the central incisors toward the lingual. It extends back from the middle of the central incisors, where they meet or touch each other, to the middle of the palate. This raised anterior area is to separate the posterior teeth to reduce spasm on the temporalis muscle. There is a transverse strip that extends from the inside (lingual) of the upper right molars to the inside of the upper left molars which covers the tongue, holding it down, opening the airway.

Priority:

Inventor: KEROPIAN BRYAN [US]


Patent No.: US6767560B2  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Fabrication method of oral care composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/051744   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A fabrication method of an oral care composition comprising the steps of drying a Cimicifuga root, soaking the dried Cimicifuga root in a vinegar for a predetermined time period, and drying the vinegar-soaked Cimicifuga root. The vinegar-soaked then dried Cimicifuga root, a salt and a water are admixed at a sequential weight ratio of about 10% to 40%, about 10% to 40% and about 30% to 50%. The admixture of the Cimicifuga root, the salt and the water are evaporated to obtain a Cimicifuga-salt concentration and then Cimicifuga root fibers are removed from the Cimicifuga-salt concentration.

Priority:

Inventor: PAEK PAUL H [US]


Patent No.: US6767936B2  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Dental compositions comprising bisacrylamides and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 10/308564   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The invention concerns a dental composition comprising bisacrylamides that are polymerizable by free-radical polymerization and by Michael-addition polymerization with amines. The application of polymerization and addition polymerization with amines opens the possibility to completely reacted materials that have no oxygen inhibited layers. The claimed bisacrylamides have an improved hydrolytic stability.

Priority: US2001-925173 Applic. Date: 2001-08-09; US20000224670P Applic. Date: 2000-08-11; US20010310572P Applic. Date: 2001-08-07

Inventor: WALZ UWE [DE]; KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]


Patent No.: US6767955B2  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Flowable dental resin materials and method of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES

Application No.: 10/141490   Filing Date: 08/May/2002

Abstract:

A dental restorative composition comprises about 35 to about 43 wt %, based on the total dental restorative composition, of a polymerizable, ethylenically unsaturated resin composition, wherein the resin composition comprises, based on the resin composition alone, about 25 to about 35 wt % PCDMA, about 40 to about 50 wt % EBP-DMA, about 18 to about 28 wt % Bis-GMA, and about 55 to about 70 wt %, based on the total dental restorative composition, of a filler system, wherein the filler system comprises a silanized barium glass containing about 20 to about 60 wt % barium oxide based on the weight of silanized barium glass. Such dental restorative compositions display an ability to flow under ambient conditions and this increases their utility where improved flexural strength and ease of application is desired.

Priority:

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US6770263B1  Issued: 03/Aug/2004

Title: Compositions and methods for the treatment of aches and pains

Applicant/Assignee: NATUREWELL, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/262477   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Provided are methods and compositions useful for treating/aches and/or pains. The compositions comprise an aqueous medium having dispersed or dissolved therein an herbal therapeutic agent and/or an analgesic agent, wherein the composition is effective when delivered to the mucosal membrane.

Priority: US20010326598P Applic. Date: 2001-10-01

Inventor: BRUCKER DONALD [US]


Patent No.: US6770657B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2004

Title: Compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 10/241621   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel isoquinolines and their use as anticonvulsant and in the treatment of a variety of disorders.

Priority: GB19990015589 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; US2002-019104 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12

Inventor: HARLING JOHN DAVID [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: US6773261B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2004

Title: Processes for forming dental materials

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/185436   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Processes for forming dental materials that include applying a hardenable dental adhesive to a surface and a second hardenable dental composite to the dental adhesive. The hardenable dental composite includes at least two adjacent regions with different concentrations of a photoinitiator, at least two adjacent regions with different photoinitiators, or both.

Priority:

Inventor: CRAIG BRADLEY D [US]; KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Patent No.: US6773685B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2004

Title: Apparatus for sterilizing dental handpieces

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/727678   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2000

Abstract:

An apparatus for disinfecting and sterilizing dental handpieces includes a treating chamber with an internal holding stub which has through-channels for connecting exterior treatment fluid source elements to internal standard channels in and through the handpieces to through-flush treatment fluid through these channels from a socket end to a tip end of the handpiece. The treating chamber is laid-out as a pressure resistant autoclaving chamber provided with steam generation at elevated temperature and pressure. The through-channels of the holding stub are alternatively connectable through an outlet valve to the exterior atmosphere so as to enable back-flushing of pressurized steam from the treating chamber through the internal channels from the tip end to the socket end.

Priority:

Inventor: JOHANSEN PETER [DK]


Patent No.: US6773912B1  Issued: 10/Aug/2004

Title: Lantibiotic

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO BLIS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Application No.: 09/913763   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2001

Abstract:

This invention provides an antibacterial protein, Salivaricin B. Salivaricin B is bacteriocidal with respect to, inter alia, S. pyogenes and therefore has numerous therapeutic applications. These applications include, but are not limited to, forming part of therapeutic formulations for use in treating or preventing streptococcal infections of the throat.

Priority: NZ19990500261 Applic. Date: 1999-10-12; WO2000NZ00197 Applic. Date: 2000-10-12

Inventor: TAGG JOHN ROBERT [NZ]; DIERKSEN KAREN PATRICIA [US]; UPTON MATHEW [GB]


Patent No.: US6775205B1  Issued: 10/Aug/2004

Title: Wrist-borne radiotelephone set

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/971647   Filing Date: 17/Nov/1997

Abstract:

A radiotelephone set in which a case housing a miniature microwave transceiver is strapped to the wrist of a user's hand, a microphone mounted on the strap being connected to the transceiver input whereby when the hand is raised to bring the microphone adjacent the user's mouth, the user can then transmit voice messages. An earphone placed within a finger thimble is connected by a cable normally retracted within the case to the transceiver output to reproduce messages received by the transceiver. To operate the radiotelephone set, the thimble carrying the earphone is pulled away from the case to extend the cable, the thimble then being mounted on the index finger of the hand. The hand is then raised so that the thimble can be inserted by the index finger into an ear of the user who can now hear incoming voice messages. When so raised, the hand acts to place the microphone on the strap adjacent the mouth of the user who can now send out voice messages. Thus the hand of the user and a finger thereon together function to properly orient the microphone and earphone of the set with respect to the mouth and ear of the user.

Priority:

Inventor: SPORN JOSEPH S [US]


Patent No.: US6776123B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2004

Title: NATURAL DENTAL RING FOR CATS FELINE TEETHING AND TEETH CLEANING APPARATUS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/348572   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A feline teething and teeth cleaning toy in which the combination of elements functions as a natural complete dental care device in a manner consistent with that of a toothbrush and dental floss while assisting the natural digestive process of cats. The combination of elements, a bone ring wound with natural hemp, natural feather(s) and natural dried catnip leaves utilizes a cat's natural instincts to promote its overall effectiveness. As cats instinctively enjoy playing with the toy, the chewing of the ring and hemp gently brushes and scraps the teeth and stimulates the gums. The chewing and pulling of the extended feather(s) and hemp through the teeth flosses the teeth and the consumption of the natural dried catnip leaves assists the cat's natural digestive process.

Priority:

Inventor: HOMAN TERESA ANN [US]; HOMAN DANIEL WEBSTER [US]; HOMAN COURTNEY ANN [US]


Patent No.: US6776525B1  Issued: 17/Aug/2004

Title: Gel covered dental film

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/265484   Filing Date: 07/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A gel covered dental film for bettering the flavor of x-ray film includes an x-ray film slide having a first side edge, second side edge, an upper edge, and a lower edge. A gripping member is attached to the lower edge of the slide. A sleeve is extended over and is attached to the gripping member. The lower edge of the film is positionable in the sleeve when the gripping member and film are generally co-planar. A flavored gel is positioned on and generally coats the gripping member.

Priority:

Inventor: GREEN FRANCES M [US]


Patent No.: US6776615B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2004

Title: Tweezers

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/953017   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2001

Abstract:

Tweezers for holding strip-shaped or thread-shaped material with particularly abrasive characteristics are disclosed, for example, for dental purposes, wherein clamping elements, particularly in the shape of rods, are arranged in the area of the free end of each of the two legs of the tweezers, and wherein, in the closed position of the tweezers, at least one clamping element arranged at a leg contacts two clamping elements arranged at a distance from one another at the other leg or engages in a recess located in the latter.

Priority: AT20000001580 Applic. Date: 2000-09-15

Inventor: DIETRICH HERBERT [AT]


Patent No.: US6776913B1  Issued: 17/Aug/2004

Title: Water softening method and apparatus for use therewith

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/031824   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention generally relates to the removal of certain salts, such as those of calcium or magnesium, from water. More particularly, the present invention is directed to a method for efficiently softening water containing certain ions in a manner which limits the volume amount of undesirable waste that is sent to municipality waste treatment systems. Additionally, the present invention includes a water softening apparatus (100) and system (200) useable in small domestic water softeners and existing water and drainage lines.

Priority: US19990144637P Applic. Date: 1999-07-20; WO2000US19928 Applic. Date: 2000-07-20

Inventor: JANGBARWALA JUZER [US]


Patent No.: US6776979B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2004

Title: Periodontal treatment compound and method of use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/334373   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2002

Abstract:

An oral compound of water

glycerin

a cranberry source

methylsulfonylmethane

melaleuca alternifolia oil

hydroxyethylcellulose

and a surfactant, in proper combination for use by injecting the compound around a person's gum line followed by its use in a dental tray over a person's teeth and gums for a specified period of time.The next phase to the overall treatment regimen is a daily health care regimen involving:a systemic immune defense compound having colostrum beta 1,3 Glucans

fructo-oligosaccharides

amla fruit 4:1

inositol hexaphosphate

selected minerals

selected enzymes

selected probiotics

and methylsulfonylmethane

an antimicrobial compound having sodium bicarbonate, silicone dioxide, and a cranberry source

andan oral probiotic compound having selected probiotics

vitamin C

and colostrum.

Priority:

Inventor: FRAGER MARVIN B [US]; GAYNOR R DOUGLAS [US]; TAYLOR JOHN R [US]


Patent No.: US6779656B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2004

Title: Polymerizable preparations based on epoxides that contain silicon

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/169911   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to polymerizable preparations which contain: (a) 3 to 80 wt. % of an epoxy or of a mixture of epoxies of general formula (I), whereby n and m, independent of one another, represent 0, 1, 2 or 3, and n+m ranges from 2 to 6, and whereby the molar mass of the epoxy or the average molar mass of the mixture of epoxies ranges from 250 to 1000 g/mol

(b) 0 to 80 wt. % of an epoxy or of a mixture of epoxies that differ from (a)

(c) 3 to 85 wt. % of fillers

(d) 0.001 to 25 wt. % of initiators, retarders and/or accelerators, and

(e) 0 to 25 wt. % of auxiliary agents, whereby the specified percentages refer to the total weight of the preparation.

Priority: DE20001001228 Applic. Date: 2000-01-13; WO2001EP00388 Applic. Date: 2001-01-15

Inventor: KLETTKE THOMAS [DE]; WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US6780844B1  Issued: 24/Aug/2004

Title: Calcium phosphopeptide complexes

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Application No.: 09/380738   Filing Date: 06/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Phosphopeptides containing the Ser(P) cluster sequence motif Ser(P)-Ser(P)-Ser(P)-Glu-Glu- can stabilize their own weight in amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) and amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate (ACFP). The amorphous phases stabilized by the phosphopeptides are an excellent delivery vehicle to co-localise calcium, fluoride, and phosphate ions at the tooth surface in a slow-release amorphous form producing superior anticaries efficacy. These amorphous phases stabilized by the phosphopeptides also have utility as dietary supplements to increase calcium bioavailability and to help prevent diseases associated with calcium deficiencies.

Priority: AU1997PO05662 Applic. Date: 1997-03-13; WO1998AU00160 Applic. Date: 1998-03-13

Inventor: REYNOLDS ERIC C [AU]


Patent No.: US6780869B1  Issued: 24/Aug/2004

Title: Pyrimidine derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/130516   Filing Date: 16/May/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides the compounds of formula (I)and pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof, in which:R<1 >and R<2 >are independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C3-6alkynyl, C3-10cycloalkylC0-6alkyl or C4-12bridged cycloalkane

and R<3 >is C1-6alkyl or NH2.Compounds of formula (I) are potent and selective inhibitors of COX-2 and are of use in the treatment of pain, fever, inflammation and a variety of conditions and diseases.

Priority: WO2000EP11673 Applic. Date: 2000-11-23; GB19990027844 Applic. Date: 1999-11-26

Inventor: GREEN RICHARD HOWARD [GB]; HARTLEY CHARLES DAVID [GB]; NAYLOR ALAN [GB]; PAYNE JEREMY JOHN [GB]; PEGG NEIL ANTHONY [GB]


Patent No.: US6780870B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2004

Title: Pyrimidine derivatives as selective inhibitors of COX-2

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/182788   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides the compounds of formula (I)and pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof, in which:R<1 >and R<2 >are independently selected from H, or C1-6alkyl

R<3 >is C1-6alkyl or NH2

R<4 >is H or C1-6alkyl

A is a 5- or 6-membered aryl, or a 5- or 6-membered aryl substituted by one or more R<5>

R<5 >is halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted by one ore more F, C1-6alkoxy, C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more F, SO2NH2 or SO2C1-6alkyl

andn is 1 to 4.

Priority: GB20000003224 Applic. Date: 2000-02-11; WO2001GB00511 Applic. Date: 2001-02-08

Inventor: CARTER MALCOLM CLIVE [GB]; NAYLOR ALAN [GB]; PAYNE JEREMY JOHN [GB]; PEGG NEIL ANTHONY [GB]


Patent No.: US6786641B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Assembly having slider mounted inside zipper for reclosable packaging

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/175188   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A slider-zipper assembly for reclosable packaging in which the slider is mounted inside the zipper. Each zipper part comprises a base and a closure element connected to the base, the respective closure elements being mutually engageable. The slider comprises a body having one end where the zipper is open and another end where the zipper is closed, a first direction being directed from the closed end to the open end and a second direction being opposite to the first direction. A pair of camming surfaces on the slider have respective fixed positional relationships to the body and are divergent in the first direction. These camming surfaces are disposed so that the zipper parts are respectively cammed toward each other as the slider is moved in the first direction and cammed away from each other as the slider is moved in the second direction.

No part of the slider confronts the exterior surfaces of the bases of the zipper parts.

Priority:

Inventor: PLOURDE ERIC PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6786666B1  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Fabric lotion applicator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/465231   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The fabric lotion applicator permits a user to apply a lotion to remote areas of the user's body. The applicator may be provided in a kit which includes a fabric lotion applicator, a carrying pouch, and a lotion bottle. The fabric lotion applicator includes a generally rectangular main body and two handles attached to a first and second end of the main body. A button is provided on a first side of the main body and a flexible loop is attached to the first end of the main body. The lotion applicator may be easily folded into a compact size and releasably held in that configuration by engagement of the button and the loop member. The pouch is configured to carry the fabric lotion applicator and the lotion bottle within a pouch cavity.

Priority:

Inventor: FLOYD-WILLIAMS MARIA A [US]; TAYLOR NATALIE E [US]


Patent No.: US6787206B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Cross-laminate of films and method of manufacturing

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/311022   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A cross-laminate web is formed of two oriented films, the films being arranged so that the main direction of orientation of the first film (A) generally follows the longitudinal direction (D) of the web and the main direction of the second film (B) is perpendicular (F) to that direction. The coefficient of elasticity of the material of the first film, in an unoriented state, is at least 115% lower than that of the material of the second film, and the heat shrinkability of the first film is greater than that of the second film. Bags formed from the cross-laminate have heat seals with improved shock peel strength.

Priority: WO2001EP06535 Applic. Date: 2001-06-08; GB20000014313 Applic. Date: 2000-06-12; GB20000019997 Applic. Date: 2000-08-14

Inventor: RASMUSSEN OLE-BENDT [CH]


Patent No.: US6787584B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Dental/medical compositions comprising degradable polymers and methods of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/005298   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Curable compositions comprising degradable macromonomers having one or more terminal acrylate or methacrylate functionality, a curing composition, a filler composition comprising bioactive particles of bioactive glass, bioactive glass-ceramics, calcium phosphates, calcium apatites, or mixtures thereof and optionally one or more polymerizable acrylate or methacrylate comonomers. Degradable macromonomers are manufactured from cyclic monomers with compounds having acrylate or methacrylate functionality. Depending on their use, the degradable macromonomer compositions further comprise one or more organic or inorganic fillers, including a calcium-based compound and/or a radiopacity-imparting agent. The compositions are particularly suitable for root canal sealants, implants, bone cements, and pulp capping materials.

Priority: US2000-638206 Applic. Date: 2000-08-11; US20000251408P Applic. Date: 2000-12-05

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]; JIN SHUHUA [US]


Patent No.: US6787629B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Dental resin materials, method of manufacture, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/287428   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A dental resin composition is disclosed, comprising a polycarbonate-modified diphenoxy diacrylate having a monomer structure (I):wherein R is CH3 or H

b is one or zero

A is (CH2)nO

n is an integer from 1 to 10, preferably from 1 to 5

X is an alkoxy or cycloalkoxy group having from one to six carbon atoms, for example, 2,2-propylene or -CH2-, or -S- or -O-

i is 1 or 0

and wherein M is -(C1-10 alkyl)O-, -(CH2)pO-, or -CH(CH3)CH2O-, m is an integer from 1 to 10, and p is an integer from 1 to 4. Preferably, R is methyl. The composition and described filler material are suitable for use in dental restorations, and provide improved wear resistance and other properties.

Priority: US20010336883P Applic. Date: 2001-11-02; US20020359252P Applic. Date: 2002-02-20; US20020376138P Applic. Date: 2002-04-29

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]; JIN SHUHUA [US]


Patent No.: US6789266B1  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Head gear system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/372157   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A main body portion has interior and exterior surfaces. A centerline runs between the front and the back. A first side and a symmetric second side are formed. The front includes two convex edges. Stitching coupes the convex edges. The first and second sides each have first and second arcuate portions extending outwardly away from the centerline. The back includes a tail extending rearwardly away from the front from between the arcuate portions. A primary coupler includes first fasteners at the edges of the first arcuate portion on the interior surface. The first fasteners are remote from and generally parallel with the centerline. Second fasteners are provided at the edges of the second arcuate portion on the exterior surface. The second fasteners are proximal to the centerline. The first fasteners are adapted to separably couple with the second fasteners at any position along their lengths.

Priority:

Inventor: MILLS PETER JOHN [US]; MILLS KATHY J [US]


Patent No.: US6789501B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Replaceable liner and teat cup shell for a teat cup assembly and method

Applicant/Assignee: BECO DAIRY AUTOMATION, INC

Application No.: 10/411776   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A liner for use with a teat cup having a rigid hollow shell having a central aperture is shown. The liner comprises a teat chamber having an opening which extends axially therethrough and terminates in a distal end and which has an axial length greater in length than a length of a teat terminating in a distal tip which is to be inserted into the teat chamber. The liner includes a transition chamber having an axially extending reducing inner passageway which has an inlet contiguous to and communicating with the opening in the distal end. The transition chamber defines thereon a circumferentially extending cuff member configured to be passed through a central aperture in a shell and to them surround and urge the cuff member against a shell. A milk tube communicates with the outlet of the transition chamber.

Priority: US20020372262P Applic. Date: 2002-04-12

Inventor: BROWN STAN A [US]


Patent No.: US6789703B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Toothpaste holder and dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/347742   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A toothpaste dispenser holds a collapsible tube of toothpaste within a housing between a roller assembly and a wall surface. A plunger is operable from a relaxed, raised position to a lowered, depressed position to drivingly engage the roller assembly so that one or more rollers are moved along the toothpaste tube in a manner which squeezes toothpaste out of the tube and onto the bristles of a toothbrush held in close proximity to a dispensing outlet of the tube or a nozzle. A spring returns the plunger to the relaxed, raised position upon removing the downward force. The housing is provided with toothbrush holders and a removable cover to permit replacement of the tube of toothpaste.

Priority: US20020350133P Applic. Date: 2002-01-18

Inventor: PIERRE-LOUIS JEAN [US]


Patent No.: US6789946B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Easily alignable zipper for reclosable packaging

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/047795   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A plastic zipper for use in a reclosable package or bag. The zipper includes a pair of fastener strips respectively having male and female interlockable members formed thereon. The male member has a profile with an expanded head. The female member has a profile with a groove for receiving the expanded head of the male member. The female member preferably includes a base, first and second walls extending from the base, first and second hooks respectively extending from the first and second walls toward a center plane of the female member, and first and second wings respectively extending from the first and second walls away from the center plane. The wings have surfaces for guiding an impinging male member toward an opening defined by the hooks of the female member. Preferably, the plastic zipper has a target width to zipper height ratio substantially equal to or greater than unity.

Priority:

Inventor: PLOURDE ERIC PAUL [US]; YODER RANDALL WAYNE [US]


Patent No.: US6790460B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Biodegradable bioadhesive controlled release system of nano-particles for oral care products

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA-IP LLC

Application No.: 10/376761   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.

The nano-particles of the present invention are particularly effective for targeted controlled delivery of biological active ingredients into the periodontal pocket. The present invention also provides synchronizing the release of the biologically active ingredient with that of the sensory markers to convey to the consumer the product performance and signal that a new application of the product is needed.

Priority: US2000-696120 Applic. Date: 2000-10-25

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SHMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6793725B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2004

Title: Premixed calcium phosphate cement pastes

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION ADA FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/057554   Filing Date: 23/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A bone or dental implant material in the form of a paste includes a mixture of calcium phosphate powders, that are capable of forming hydroxyapatite, with liquid glycerol and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and Na2HPO4. The paste will harden upon exposure to water with the time to harden controlled by the choice and ratio of constituents.

Priority: US20010263894P Applic. Date: 2001-01-24

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


Patent No.: US6794623B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2004

Title: Guided heating apparatus and method for using the same

Applicant/Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/002893   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A guided heating apparatus and a method for using the same is provided. The apparatus includes a guiding enclosure, a supporting piece, and an absorbing piece. The guiding enclosure guides and keeps energy from an energy source within the guiding enclosure. The guiding enclosure is made of a material reflective of the energy. The energy source is either one of a microwave source and an infrared source. The supporting piece is detachably coupled with the guiding enclosure and is made of a material transparent to the energy. The absorbing piece is coupled to and supported by the supporting piece within the guiding enclosure. The absorbing piece is made of at least one material that absorbs the energy and transfers the energy to an object to be heated. The absorbing piece has a predetermined composition that controls an energy absorption rate of the absorbing piece.

Priority:

Inventor: SHI SONG-HUA [US]; SANKMAN BOB [US]


Patent No.: US6797048B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2004

Title: Method for preparing glass-ceramic

Applicant/Assignee: YAMAMOTO PRECIOUS METAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/169066   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for preparing a glass-ceramic containing leucite crystals, comprising the steps of: mixing (1) a glassy material comprising 53 to 65 wt. % of SiO2, 13 to 23 wt. % of Al2O3, 9 to 20 wt. % of K2O and 6 to 12 wt. % of Na2O and (2) synthetic leucite seed crystals comprising 53 to 64 wt. % of SiO2, 19 to 27 wt. % of Al2O3 and 17 to 25 wt. % of K2O, and heat-treating the mixture at 750 to 950 DEG C. for 1 to 5 hours

and a dental porcelain powder and a metal-ceramic restoration both comprising a glass-ceramic prepared by the method. The porcelain comprising the glass-ceramic prepared by the method is substantially free of opacification and decrease in the coefficient of thermal expansion, during fusion-bonding to a metal frame.

Priority: JP20000001659 Applic. Date: 2000-01-07; WO2001JP00021 Applic. Date: 2001-01-05

Inventor: HOSHIKAWA TAKESHI [JP]; YAMAZOE MASATOSHI [JP]; YAMAMOTO HIROHISA [JP]; ANRAKU TERUO [JP]


Patent No.: US6797281B1  Issued: 28/Sep/2004

Title: Esters of l-carnitine or alkanoyl l-carnitines

Applicant/Assignee: SIGMA-TAU INDUSTRIE FARMACEUTICHE RIUNITE S.P.A

Application No.: 09/958328   Filing Date: 09/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines are described which can be used as cationic lipids for the intracellular delivery of pharmacologically active compounds. New esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines of formula (I) are also disclosed wherein the R groups are as defined in the description.

Priority: IT1999RM00220 Applic. Date: 1999-04-13; WO2000IT00137 Applic. Date: 2000-04-11

Inventor: PISANO CLAUDIO [IT]; TINTI MARIA ORNELLA [IT]; SANTANIELLO MOSE [IT]; CRITELLI LUCIANA [IT]; SALVATORI GIOVANNI [IT]


Patent No.: US6797681B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2004

Title: Environmentally friendly peracetic acid decontamination formula with increased performance and chemical stability

Applicant/Assignee: STERIS INC

Application No.: 10/300108   Filing Date: 20/Nov/2002

Abstract:

An environmentally friendly decontaminant solution, which may be disposed of after use without posing significant environmental hazards, is formulated without molybdenum-based corrosion inhibitors and preferably is free of all heavy metals. A zeolite-based buffering system optionally replaces phosphate buffers for maintaining the pH of the decontaminant solution at an appropriate pH for effective antimicrobial decontamination. Molybdenum-free decontaminant solutions containing peracetic acid retain their peracetic acid levels, and thus their antimicrobial effectiveness, for longer periods than comparable solutions formulated with a molybdate corrosion inhibitor.

Priority: US2001-974499 Applic. Date: 2001-10-10; US1999-362841 Applic. Date: 1999-07-28

Inventor: FRICKER CHRISTOPHER M [US]; WOJCIECK BRIAN C [US]; HARRINGTON STEPHANIE A S [US]; MCVEY IAIN F [US]; GRIGNOL GEORGE E [US]


Patent No.: US6799969B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2004

Title: Wax-like polymerizable dental material, method and shaped product

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 10/306096   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides a high strength dental polymeric material formed from wax-like polymerizable dental material. A wax-like polymerizable dental material formed by a process comprising blending polymerizable compounds which polymerize to form high strength dental polymeric material. The invention provides a process for making a denture including: positioning artificial teeth in wax-like polymerizable dental material, and shaping the polyermizable material into the form of a denture base. The process is completed without forming wax and without applying inorganic plaster to the artificial teeth.

Priority: US2000-670364 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26; US20000201705P Applic. Date: 2000-05-03; US19990164893P Applic. Date: 1999-11-10

Inventor: SUN BENJAMIN J [US]; LICHKUS ANDREW M [US]


Patent No.: US6800598B1  Issued: 05/Oct/2004

Title: Composition for use in a dishwashing machine

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V

Application No.: 09/744726   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Composition for use in a water tank in the kitchen or sanitary sectors characterized by a basic composition essentially evolving its function following addition to a first water filling of the water tank, in the form of a tablet and at least one particle, with at least one core, which comprises at least one substance evolving its function essentially following an at least partial emptying of the first water filling from the water tank Ad and the inflow of fresh water and a covering substantially completely surrounding the core or cores comprising at least one compound, whose solubility increases with decreasing concentration of a specific ion in the surrounding medium, the at least one particle being so arranged in or on the tablet that the surface of the particle or particles is at most only partly in direct contact with the surface of the basic composition surrounding the same and the concentration of the specific ion in the local environment of the particle or particles is sufficiently high up to a substantially complete dissolving of the tablet in order to prevent a substantial dissolving of the covering or a substantial detachment of the covering from the core or cores.

Priority: DE19981034182 Applic. Date: 1998-07-29; WO1999TR00034 Applic. Date: 1999-07-29

Inventor: WAESCHENBACH GUIDO [US]; WIEDEMANN RALF [DE]; CARBONELL ENRIC [ES]; HERTLING LUDWIG [DE]; DASCHNER NATASCHA WOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US6800626B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2004

Title: Inhibitors of p38

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/327020   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2002

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 relates to compounds having the formula:or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R, R1, Q1, Q2, X, Y, Z, A, and n are as described in the specification. 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: US2000-734069 Applic. Date: 2000-12-11; WO1999US12951 Applic. Date: 1999-06-11; US19980089147P Applic. Date: 1998-06-12

Inventor: SALITURO FRANCESCO [US]; BEMIS GUY [US]; COCHRAN JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6802197B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2004

Title: Process for manufacturing a high strength container, particularly an aerosol container, and the container obtained through such process

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/339736   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A process for shaping a high strength container, particularly an aerosol container and a container obtained through such process. Generally, aerosol containers made of aluminum or tin are obtained by conventional embedding processes from sheet disks and have cylindrical bodies with upper tapering finishing at a curl for fixing a valve cover and are closed by convex and profiled cross section bottoms, for forming a support region for upstanding the container. The bottom of such containers is obtained before tapering by means of a blow or front shock once the cylindrical body having planar circular base is shaped, this impact causing undesirable stresses on the body side wall and material accumulation at the annular region joining with this wall since the bottom thickness is not uniform.

The invention proposes a process for shaping this kind of containers by extrusion thus saving material as a consequence of imparting the container with thin walls due to a substantial change in the production concept, giving concave shape to the base for avoiding undesirable stresses on side wall during further production steps and saving material at the joints with the side wall. The invention also relates to a particular shape container, having no material accumulation at the concave bottom, which may be used in different positions, horizontal or vertical aided by plastic or metal accessories.

Priority: AR2002P100055 Applic. Date: 2002-01-09

Inventor: BARRERA MARIA EUGENIA [AR]


Patent No.: US6802894B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2004

Title: Lithium disilicate glass-ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/179881   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2002

Abstract:

This invention is directed to lithium disilicate (Li2Si2O5) based glass-ceramics comprising silica, lithium oxide, alumina, potassium oxide and phosphorus pentoxide. The glass-ceramics are useful in the fabrication of single and multi-unit dental restorations (e.g. anterior bridges) made by heat pressing into refractory investment molds produced using lost wax techniques. The glass-ceramics have good pressability, i.e., the ability to be formed into dental articles by heat-pressing using commercially available equipment. In accordance with one embodiment directed to the process of making the glass-ceramics, the compositions herein are melted at about 1200 DEG to about 1600 DEG C., thereafter cast into steel molds in the shape of cylindrical blanks (pellets), or alternately, cooled to the crystallization temperature.

The resulting glass blank are heat-treated to form glass-ceramic blanks via a one or two step heat-treatment cycle preferably in the temperature range of about 400 DEG to about 1100 DEG C. The resulting glass-ceramic pressable pellets and/or blanks of desired shapes, sizes and structures are later pressed into dental restorations. Alternatively, instead of forming into pressable pellets or blanks, the pulverized powder is used to form a dental restoration using the refractory die technique or platinum foil technique.

Priority: US2000-640941 Applic. Date: 2000-08-17; US1999-458919 Applic. Date: 1999-12-10; US19990153916P Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US19990122558P Applic. Date: 1999-03-02; US19980111872P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]; PANZERA PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6806024B1  Issued: 19/Oct/2004

Title: Oxime derivatives and the use thereof as photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/914433   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Radically photopolymerizable compositions comprising (a) at least one ethylenically unsaturated photopolymerizable compound

(b) as photoinitiator, at least one compound of formulae (I, II, III, IV, V and/or VI), wherein m is 0 or 1

n is 0, 1, 2 or 3

x is 1 or 2

R1 is inter alia phenyl, naphthyl, anthracyl or phenanthryl, a heteroaryl radical, C2-C12alkenyl, C4-C8cycloalkenyl, or C6-C12bicycloalkenyl

R'1 is inter alia C2-C12alkylene, or phenylene

R2 has one of the meanings of R1 or inter alia is phenyl

y is 1 or 2

R3 if x is 1 inter alia is C1-C18alkylsulfonyl, or phenyl-C1-C3alkylsulfonyl, R3 if x is 2, is for example C2-C12alkylenedisulfonyl

R4 and R5 inter alia are hydrogen, halogen, or C1-C8alkyl

R6, R7, R8 inter alia are hydrogen, R26Y-, or phenyl

R9 inter alia is C5-C8cycloalkyl, or phenyl

A is for example -S-, -O-, or -NR10-

Q is C1-C8-alkylene optionally interrupted by -O-

X is -O- or -NR9-

R10 inter alia is hydrogen, or phenyl

and (c) at least one coinitiator

are especially suitable for the preparation of color filter systems.

Priority: EP19990810180 Applic. Date: 1999-03-03; WO2000EP01404 Applic. Date: 2000-02-21

Inventor: KURA HISATOSHI [JP]; YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]; DIETLIKER KURT [CH]


Patent No.: US6806244B1  Issued: 19/Oct/2004

Title: Composition for use in water reservoir

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V

Application No.: 09/744724   Filing Date: 18/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Composition for use in a water tank in the kitchen or sanitary sector, characterized by a basic composition essentially evolving its function following addition to a first water filling of the water tank, in the form of a tablet and at least one particle, with at least one core, which comprises at least one substance evolving its function essentially following an at least partial emptying of the first water filling from the water tank and the inflow of fresh water and a covering substantially completely surrounding the core or cores comprising at least one compound, whose solubility increases with decreasing concentration of a specific ion in the surrounding medium, the at least one particle being so arranged in or on the tablet that the surface of the particle or particles is at most only partly in direct contact with the surface of the basic composition surrounding the same and the concentration of the specific ion in the local environment of the particle or particles is sufficiently high up to a substantially complete dissolving of the tablet in order to prevent a substantial dissolving of the covering or a substantial detachment of the covering from the core or cores.

Priority: DE19981034178 Applic. Date: 1998-07-29; WO1999TR00036 Applic. Date: 1999-07-29

Inventor: WASCHENBACH GUIDO [US]; WIEDEMANN RALF [DE]; CARBONELL ENRIC [ES]; ENDLEIN EDGAR [DE]; GIBIS KARL-LUDWIG [DE]


Patent No.: US6807761B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2004

Title: Personalized picture postcard for holding inserted photograph

Applicant/Assignee: SUNSHINE GIRL CREATIONS INC

Application No.: 10/356803   Filing Date: 03/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A personalized picture postcard for holding inserted photographs has a trilaminate structure that includes a backing sheet of a rectangular shape that has an exposed lower surface provided with printed indicia indicating the location of a mailing address and a position for writing a message to the recipient, a rectangular transparent window sheet adhesively bonded to an upper surface of the backing sheet along three aligned side edges to define an envelope therebetween that is open on one end and a magnetic strip sandwiched therebetween and bonded to the backing sheet. The backing sheet has a strip of pressure-sensitive adhesive extending along the remaining edge i.e., the free edge thereof. A removable cover strip or liner is releasably secured over the pressure-sensitive adhesive strip to define an open end into which a photo can be inserted by the user.

A rectangular border is provided for framing the inserted photo. The border is aligned with the side and end edges of the postcard over the adhesive so as to obscure the adhesive for providing an attractive appearance and after passing through the mail the magnetic strip can be used to secure the postcard and photo to a vertical metallic surface.

Priority: US2001-792329 Applic. Date: 2001-02-23

Inventor: RAPPAPORT NAOMI R [US]; RAPPAPORT JON D [US]


Patent No.: US6809163B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2004

Title: Process for preparing bead polymers with an average particle size in the range from 1 to 40 muM, moulding compositions comprising bead polymer, and mouldings and PAMA plastisols

Applicant/Assignee: ROEHM GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/029289   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a process for preparing bead polymers having an average particle size of 1 to 40 mum, which includes:contacting:at least one polymerizable mix which includes at least 50% by weight of at least one (meth)acrylate monomer,at least one aluminum compound, andan aqueous phase,to prepare a mixture

dispersing the mixture at a shear rate>=10<3 >s<-1 >to form a dispersion, wherein the dispersion is stabilized by the aluminum compound

andpolymerizing to produce bead polymers having an average particle size of 1 to 40 mum.

Priority: DE20001065501 Applic. Date: 2000-12-28

Inventor: SCHULTES KLAUS [DE]; SUEFKE THOMAS [DE]; PARUSEL MARKUS [DE]; SCHMITT GUENTER [DE]; BELZNER WINFRIED [DE]


Patent No.: US6811398B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2004

Title: Handheld rinsing device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/121416   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2002

Abstract:

An apparatus for rinsing a dental restoration after etching, includes a base component having an open top end and a tubular extension terminating in an open bottom end. A shield component includes an open bottom end which is sized to fit onto the base component and has a tapered profile to an open top end. Within the base and shield components is carried a platform having one or more holes therethrough to allow fluid to pass from the shield component to the base component. In operation, a dental restoration is placed within the shield component onto the platform. Suction is drawn on the bottom open end of the base component and rinsing fluid is sprayed into the top open end of the shield component onto the dental restoration. Fluid which passes through the platform is suctioned through the bottom open end of the base component.

Priority: US20010283985P Applic. Date: 2001-04-16

Inventor: BENNETT DONALD L [US]


Patent No.: US6811400B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2004

Title: Method for filling and sealing a root canal

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/441734   Filing Date: 20/May/2003

Abstract:

Methods for sealing a root canal using sealant or other filling materials. The compositions may include one or more resins that promote adhesion to hydrophilic dental tissues. The compositions are introduced into the root canal using a narrow cannula coupled to a high pressure hydraulic delivery device. In the case where a chemical cure composition is used to seal the root canal, a chemical initiator can be used to cause the mixed composition to harden over time. Hardening of at least a portion of the composition can be accelerated by including a photoinitiator and irratiating the mixed composition with radiant energy (e.g., from a dental curing lamp).

Priority: US2002-121389 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12; US2000-736729 Applic. Date: 2000-12-14

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


Patent No.: US6811769B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2004

Title: Oral composition, method of making the oral composition and oral hygiene method in japanese and chinese herbal remedy

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/305028   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2002

Abstract:

An oral composition includes an oil extract of mastic and an antiphlogistic. An oral hygiene method includes brushing teeth with a dentifrice to which the oral composition has been added, and gargling with a mouth wash which includes at least one extract of crude drug selected from the group consisting of glycyrrhizae radix (glycyrrhiza), arecae semen (betel nut), myristicae semen (nutmeg) and leonuri herba (leonurus sibiricus).

Priority: JP20020244286 Applic. Date: 2002-08-23

Inventor: WATANABE SHUJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6811788B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2004

Title: Combinations and methods for treating neoplasms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/765060   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Methods for treating neoplasms, tumors and cancers, using one or more haptens and coagulation agents or treatments, alone or in combination with other anti-neoplastic agents or treatments, are provided. Also provided are combinations, and kits containing the combinations for effecting the therapy.

Priority: US20000177024P Applic. Date: 2000-01-19

Inventor: YU BAOFA [US]


Patent No.: US6814085B2  Issued: 09/Nov/2004

Title: Dental floss with usage identification capability

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/033734   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A colored dental floss that changes color when passed between the teeth. The dental floss is coated or impregnated with one or more agents that facilitate the color change by mechanically rubbing the floss against the oral hard tissue or by chemical reaction or both. In addition, the dental floss can be impregnated or coated with an agent that indicates the present of bacterial, disease, virus, infection or the like. Furthermore, the dental floss can be coated or impregnated with a medicament or anti-microbial agent for treat or prevention of disease and the like.

Priority: US20000259144P Applic. Date: 2000-12-29

Inventor: BRATTESANI STEVEN J [US]; SWIFT DEAN [CA]; WOLLWAGE PETER [LI]


Patent No.: US6814794B2  Issued: 09/Nov/2004

Title: Temporary dental cements having reduced tooth sensitivity

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/288775   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Temporary dental cements used to temporarily affix a dental prosthesis or appliance to a tooth or other dental substrate includes one or more soothing agent to prevent or reduce tooth sensitivity. The temporary dental cement includes a mixture of an ion leaching agent, polycarboxylic acid, a soothing agent and water. The soothing agent (e.g., 2-ethoxybenzoic acid and 2-methoxy-4-methylphenol) is added in an amount so as to reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity associated with the reaction between the polycarboxylic and the ion leaching agent (base). The temporary cement composition is sufficiently hydrophilic that it can be readily removed from the tooth when it is desired to permanently restore the tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]


Patent No.: US6817763B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: Leak-proof package design including reclosable zipper having slider including a full-length plow

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/284701   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A reclosable zipper closure and slider device for use with packages to open and close a pair of mating closure profiles. The closure profiles of the zipper closure include a male closure profile having a first interlocking member that is received by at least one second interlocking member formed on a female closure profile. The male closure profile further includes a sealing protrusion that is received within a mating sealing recess to provide a liquid tight seal between the two closure profiles. The slider device includes a plow member that extends past the first interlocking member when the slider device is installed on the zipper closure. Each of the closure profiles includes a spring member that contacts the top, inner surface of the slider device to provide a resilient, flexible structure to aid in installation of the slider device on the zipper closure.

Priority:

Inventor: TOMIC MLADOMIR [US]


Patent No.: US6818162B1  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: Method of manufacture of baby-feeding nipple

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

Application No.: 10/144571   Filing Date: 13/May/2002

Abstract:

There are provided methods for fabricating baby bottle nipples which mimic the function of the human breast nipple. In the human breast nipple, milk is delivered to the baby through 15-25 fluid-delivery capillaries called lactiferous ducts. These ducts are 2-4 centimeters in length and 500-900 microns in diameter. Baby bottle nipples fabricated in accordance with the methods of this invention have the common feature of at least one hydrophilic fluid delivery passage. In one embodiment, the fluid delivery passage is a microtube. In another embodiment, the fluid delivery passage is a microchannel. In yet another embodiment, the fluid delivery passage comprises a porous reticulated foam with interconnected pores. In each of these embodiments, the fluid delivery passage has at least one dimension in the range of 1-2000 microns.

Priority:

Inventor: HOFFMAN WESLEY P [US]; PECHENIK ALEXANDER [US]; WAPNER PHILLIP G [US]


Patent No.: US6818573B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: Method for molding dental restorations and related apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: TEC VENTURES, INC

Application No.: 10/274661   Filing Date: 19/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is concerned with a process for the formation of dental restorations from glass-ceramic materials and the resulting dental restorations. A dental restoration is formed by pressing a lithium discilicate glass ceramic where the concentration of lithium discilicate crystals in the glass ceramic composition is at least 30% by weight. Crystal formation is effected with P2O5. The glass ceramic material may further contain coloring oxides, fluoresing agents, pigments, opacifiers and glass modifiers. The resulting dental restorations have superior optical, esthetic and strength properties.

Priority: US2001-779465 Applic. Date: 2001-02-09; US2000-695189 Applic. Date: 2000-10-24; US1999-235171 Applic. Date: 1999-01-22; US1997-927774 Applic. Date: 1997-09-11; US1995-417682 Applic. Date: 1995-04-06; US1994-250926 Applic. Date: 1994-05-31; US20000184741P Applic. Date: 2000-02-24

Inventor: PETTICREW RICHARD W [US]


Patent No.: US6818679B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: Photopolymerizable dental coating composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/246534   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2002

Abstract:

To provide a photopolymerizable dental coating composition that, when applied to the surface of a dental resin material such as crown restoratives, dental fillers, and denture or denture base resins, is thoroughly cured upon irradiation with a visible light and produces a smooth, colorless and transparent cured surface after curing so that a film having superior durability, abrasion resistance and resistance to discoloration can be formed, the photopolymerizable dental coating composition includes a volatile (meth)acrylate compound, a polyfunctional acrylate as a cross-linking agent, a fluoroalkyl group constituted of at least one fluorocarbon-containing (meth)acrylate compound for improving the durability, abrasion resistance and resistance to discoloration after curing,

and an acyl phosphine oxide-based polymerization initiator having a high polymerization promoting effect for monomers, which does not make the polymerized composition remain yellowish.

Priority: JP20010288261 Applic. Date: 2001-09-21

Inventor: FUKUSHIMA SHOICHI [JP]; KUMAGAI TOMOHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6818682B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: MULTI-PART DENTAL COMPOSITIONS AND KITS

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/838950   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The inventive dental composition comprises (a) a part A comprising at least one polyacid and at least one polymerizable component

and (b) a part B comprising water, wherein the composition further comprises an oxidizing agent, a reducing agent, and reactive fillers in at least one of part A or part B and wherein at least one of the polyacid, oxidizing agent, and reducing agent is in a disperse phase. The dental composition can be used in many dental applications and is particularly suited for use as a cement.

Priority:

Inventor: FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]; KONINGS MARK S [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; RUSIN RICHARD P [US]; WINTERS EDWARD J [US]


Patent No.: US6820648B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: Powered pump assembly with selective relief valve

Applicant/Assignee: AXIA INC AXIA, INC

Application No.: 10/390868   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides a powered pumping system for filling various batch application tools with a viscous material. The system includes a motor mounted on a wheeled frame. The motor drives a slider-crank mechanism attached to a displacement pump. Affixed to the pump outlet is a relief valve having a plurality of predetermined relief pressure settings. The relief valve serves as a conduit between the pump and any one of various batch application tools while the tool is being filled with the viscous material. To initiate pumping, operators connect a filler valve of the tool to a relief valve outlet and actuate a switch. The relief valve of the present invention automatically selects a relief pressure appropriate for the particular tool based on certain physical characteristics of the particular tool. The selection of the appropriate relief pressure requires no operator intervention.

Releasing the switch stops the pumping action.

Priority:

Inventor: CASTAGNETTA JR DAVID J [US]


Patent No.: US6821121B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: Consumer usable chipped and/or fractured tooth dental instrument

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/224266   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A dental instrument consisting of a handle having first and second opposing ends, and a metal bur at at least one of the ends, which includes a diamond-chip coating, and of given shape and angulation, exhibiting a hardness characteristic sufficient to smooth dental enamel when filed thereacross, with the instrument included within a blister pack for consumer purchase as an emergency treatment relief device.

Priority:

Inventor: ROSEN GREGORY J [US]


Patent No.: US6821462B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: Mass production of shells and models for dental restorations produced by solid free-form fabrication methods

Applicant/Assignee: JENERIC/PENTRON, INC

Application No.: 09/946413   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2001

Abstract:

Solid free form fabrication techniques such as fused deposition modeling and three-dimensional printing are used to create a shell used in the manufacture of a dental restoration. Three-dimensional printing includes ink-jet printing a binder into selected areas of sequentially deposited layers of powder. Each layer is created by spreading a thin layer of powder over the surface of a powder bed. Instructions for each layer may be derived directly from a CAD representation of the restoration. The area to be printed is obtained by computing the area of intersection between the desired plane and the CAD representation of the object. All the layers required for an aesthetically sound shell can be deposited concurrently slice after slice and sintered/cured simultaneously.

While the layers become hardened or at least partially hardened as each of the layers is laid down, once the desired final shaped configuration is achieved and the layering process is complete, in some applications it may be desirable that the form and its contents be heated, cooled or cured at a suitably selected temperature to further promote the integrity of solid free-form structures.

Priority: US1999-350604 Applic. Date: 1999-07-09; US19980092432P Applic. Date: 1998-07-10

Inventor: SCHULMAN MARTIN L [US]; PANZERA CARLINO [US]


Patent No.: US6821480B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: Water line decontamination system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/052048   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A self-cleaning system for delivering sanitized water to a workstation has a boiler which produces heat-sanitized water and steam. A diverter valve permits a fluid delivery line of the system to convey either sanitized water or steam to a workstation. The steam serves to sanitize the delivery line and workstation and removes biofilms therefrom.

Priority: US20010265060P Applic. Date: 2001-01-30

Inventor: SUDDATH JAMES N [US]; PISKOROWSKI WILLIAM [US]; KASBRICK JEROME J [US]


Patent No.: US6821988B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: 3-cyanoquinolines as inhibitors of EGF-R and HER2 kinases

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY WYETH HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/305438   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2002

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of Formula (I), represented by the structurewherein G1, G2, G3, G4, Z, X and n are defined herein, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof which are useful as antineoplastic agents and in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Priority: US20010333568P Applic. Date: 2001-11-27

Inventor: WISSNER ALLAN [US]; TSOU HWEI-RU [US]; FLOYD JR MIDDLETON BRAWNER [US]; JOHNSON BERNARD D [US]; OVERBEEK-KLUMPERS ELSEBE GERAL [NL]


Patent No.: US6823554B1  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Oral devices

Applicant/Assignee: GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY

Application No.: 09/680007   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2000

Abstract:

An oral device is provided that includes a handle, a head, extending from the handle and having a pair of elongated arms that include opposed surfaces

and a pair of opposed cleaning elements, mounted on the opposed surfaces, the cleaning elements being constructed and positioned to be inserting into the interproximal regions of a user's mouth when the oral is moved back and forth over the user's teeth. Each of the cleaning elements are positioned at an acute angle with respect to an interproximal line defined through the interproximal region.

Priority:

Inventor: BRAUN PHILLIP M [US]; BIRLA AMIT [US]; DUFF JR RONALD R [US]; CLAIRE KAREN [US]


Patent No.: US6823868B1  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: TRAVEL MASK

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/456025   Filing Date: 05/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A travel mask that fits over the nose and mouth area of a wearer's face for filtration of air, particularly recycled air in the travel compartment of a common carrier, the travel mask having a face shield that preferably includes an aroma patch that emits a pleasant aroma and a retainer such as a head band for retaining the face shield against a user's head. The retainer has slidable ear plugs for blocking noise. The travel mask also has a foldable eye flap or flaps for blocking light when the flap or flaps are extended, the flap or flaps preferably having thermal gel packs for cooling or warming the eye lid area of the wearer during use.

Priority: US2002-273031 Applic. Date: 2002-10-17

Inventor: BEGUM PAUL G [US]


Patent No.: US6824556B1  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Therapeutic pad system for applying a coolant to an affected body part

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2001-977125   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A therapeutic pad system comprises an ice patch having a generally disc-shaped configuration. The ice patch has a circular generally parallel first and second walls fabricated of a plastic-vinyl material. A non-solid gel which is capable of being frozen, thawed and re-frozen a plurality of times is located within the space between the walls. A jacket is fabricated of a cloth material and has a generally disc shaped configuration with an interior panel and an exterior panel and a pocket there between for receiving the ice patch. Common stitching is over approximately the lower two-thirds of the jacket and the upper one-third forms an opening. Decorative indicia coupled to the exterior panel of the jacket.

Priority:

Inventor: LACHANCE CAROL STONEBROOK [US]


Patent No.: US6824704B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Stable tooth whitening gels containing high percentages of hydrogen peroxide

Applicant/Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/684472   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2003

Abstract:

An aqueous gel useful for bleaching teeth comprising: (i) water

(ii) polyacrylic acid thickening agent

(iii) hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent

and (iv) aminocarboxylic acid/salt stabilizing agent. Preferably the polyacrylic acid is an easy to disperse carbomer and the gels contain high concentrations (20 to 40% by weight) of hydrogen peroxide. The gels exhibit room temperature stability, both with respect to gel stability and hydrogen peroxide decomposition, sufficient to eliminate the need for constant refrigeration. A method for using the gels to bleach teeth is also disclosed.

Priority: US2003-386656 Applic. Date: 2003-03-13; US1999-428910 Applic. Date: 1999-10-28; US19980106076P Applic. Date: 1998-10-29

Inventor: CHADWICK THOMAS C [US]; HUNT HEATHER L [US]


Patent No.: US6824786B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Compositions comprising phenyl-glycine derivatives

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/294741   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions and methods useful for treating a variety of cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, where the composition includes a phenyl glycine derivative represented by the following formula:wherein, R1 and R2 are independently H, I, F, Cl, Br, OH, SH, NH2, NHNH2, alkyl, aralkyl, alkoxy, acetoxy, acyloxy group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms, and being attached at the 2, 3 or 4 position of the phenyl group, whereby when R1 and/or R2 are OH, SH, NH2, they may be acetylated or acylated with 1 to 9 carbon atoms

R3 is H, formyl, acetyl, propanoyl, acyl, alkyl, aralkyl or an aryl group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms

R4 is OH, NH2, NHOH, NHNH2, or OR

where R is an alkyl, aralkyl or aryl group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms

the H attached to any carbon or nitrogen atom may be substituted by I, F, Cl, Br, OH, SH, NH2, NHNH2, an alkyl, aralkyl, alkoxy or acyl group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms. Phenyl-glycine and its derivatives may be present as isomeric D or L, non-isomeric or racemic DL, as a free acid, salt, lactone, amide or ester form.

Priority: US20010333116P Applic. Date: 2001-11-27

Inventor: YU RUEY J [US]; VAN SCOTT EUGENE J [US]


Patent No.: US6825179B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Active ingredient combinations or adducts of cyclodextrins and quinones

Applicant/Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG

Application No.: 09/907171   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2001

Abstract:

Active ingredient combinations of cyclodextrins and at least one quinone and/or at least one hydroquinone for use in cosmetic or dermatological formulations.

Priority: DE20001035513 Applic. Date: 2000-07-21

Inventor: NIELSEN JENS [DE]; MAX HEINER [DE]; HARGENS BIRGIT [DE]; SCHIMPF RALPH [DE]


Patent No.: US6827945B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2004

Title: Nutritional supplements and methods of using same

Applicant/Assignee: THE QUIGLEY CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/421276   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A nutritional supplement for providing, and for promoting the health of salivary glands and/or supporting normal or healthy swallowing includes ingredients obtainable from turmeric, ginger, and horseradish. The nutritional supplement may also be used to treat symptoms such as symptoms of a common cold, sore throat, congestion, mucositis, laryngitis, mucous membrane inflammation and sialorrhea, as well as inflammation and viral infectin, or to inhibit or exterminate a virus. This nutritional supplement can be orally administered a person. The nutritional supplement may further include optional ingredients such as ingredients obtainable from slippery elm bark powder and green tea, as well as other optional ingredients.

This nutritional supplement may further include a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for oral administration.Also disclosed are methods of providing nutrition, for promoting the health of salivary glands and/or supporting normal or healthy swallowing, as well as methods for treating symptoms of a common cold, sore throat, congestion, mucositis, laryngitis, mucous membrane inflammation and sialorrhea. Methods of treating inflammation, and viral infections, as well as inhibiting or exterminating viruses are also disclosed.

Priority: WO2002US24794 Applic. Date: 2002-08-06; US2001-923090 Applic. Date: 2001-08-06; US2002-122991 Applic. Date: 2002-04-15

Inventor: ROSENBLOOM RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6831050B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2004

Title: Cleaning/sanitizing methods, compositions, and/or articles for produce

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/653487   Filing Date: 02/Sep/2003

Abstract:

Basic cleaning compositions using toxicologically-acceptable ingredients for cleaning fruits and vegetables are provided. Liquid formulations comprising detergent surfactant, such as oleate, alcohol ethoxylates, etc., and neutralized phosphoric acid are sprayed onto apples, lettuce and the like to remove soil and unwanted deposits, especially wax. Articles for applying the compositions to produce by spraying are disclosed. Use of the compositions for disinfectancy/sanitization of produce and cleaning/disinfectancy/sanitization of non-food inanimate surfaces are disclosed.

Priority: US2001-781097 Applic. Date: 2001-02-09; US1999-406867 Applic. Date: 1999-09-27; US1995-495288 Applic. Date: 1995-06-27

Inventor: MURCH BRUCE PRENTISS [GB]; ROSELLE BRIAN JOSEPH [US]; JONES KYLE DAVID [US]; BAKER KEITH HOMER [US]; WARD THOMAS EDWARD [US]; TRINH TOAN [US]


Patent No.: US6833384B2  Issued: 21/Dec/2004

Title: Deacetylase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: NOVARTIS AG

Application No.: 10/299518   Filing Date: 19/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides hydroxamate compounds which are deacetylase inhibitors. The compounds are suitable for pharmaceutical compositions having anti-proliferative properties.

Priority: US2001-944275 Applic. Date: 2001-08-31; US20010307490P Applic. Date: 2001-07-24; US20010292232P Applic. Date: 2001-05-18; US20000229943P Applic. Date: 2000-09-01

Inventor: REMISZEWSKI STACY WILLIAM [US]; BAIR KENNETH WALTER [US]; VERSACE RICHARD WILLIAM [US]; PEREZ LAWRENCE BLAS [US]; GREEN MICHAEL ALAN [US]; SAMBUCETTI LIDIA CRISTINA [US]; SHARMA SUSHIL [US]


Patent No.: US6833425B1  Issued: 21/Dec/2004

Title: Filler for plastic formulations based on polyurethane

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/069884   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to fillers for plastics formulations based on polyurethane and the use thereof.

Priority: DE19991041738 Applic. Date: 1999-09-02; WO2000EP08569 Applic. Date: 2000-09-01

Inventor: HECHT REINHOLD [DE]; GANGNUS BERND [DE]; LECHNER GUENTHER [DE]


Patent No.: US6834780B2  Issued: 28/Dec/2004

Title: Paste dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/187435   Filing Date: 02/Jul/2002

Abstract:

An improved dispenser for pastes is disclosed comprising a variable volume paste chamber, a dispenser nozzle communicating with the chamber for dispensing paste, a displaceable element displaced by room pressure, as a result of a reduced pressure in the paste chamber, an actuating member, accessible from outside the container and displaceable from an inactive to an active position, an elastic element, a means for applying a force to the elastic element in such a way as to reduce the volume of the chamber, thereby causing said paste to be dispensed through said dispenser nozzle, when said actuating member is displaced from the inactive to the active position, a kinematism for kinematically connecting the actuating member to the means for applying a force to the elastic element when the actuating member is displaced to its active position,

and for allowing the elastic element elastically to return to its base configuration when the actuating member is returned to its inactive position, and a support means for holding the paste container in a predetermined position when a force is applied to the elastic element.

Priority: IL20020148821 Applic. Date: 2002-03-21

Inventor: LEVY ELI [IL]


Patent No.: US6835760B2  Issued: 28/Dec/2004

Title: Use mixtures as impression or doubling compositions in the dental area

Applicant/Assignee: HERAUES KULZER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/054211   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A dental impression or doubling composition comprising alkoxysilyl-functional polyethers, having 20-95% polyether groups, 0.2 to 25% SiR<1>R<2>R<3 >groups and 0-10% urethane or urea groups, and a mixture comprising water and organic or inorganic acids, or both.

Priority: DE20011004079 Applic. Date: 2001-01-29

Inventor: SCHAUB MATTHIAS [DE]; FRECKMANN MICHAEL [DE]; URBAS HOLGER [DE]

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oral care formulations and compositions for tooth cleaning and whitening; denture and dental prosthesis care; caries, calculus, stains and plaque prevention, reduction and removal of
plaque; dental adhesives, dental polymers, cement curing; polymer UV curing, cavity fillers, disinfectants, bleaching; oral hygiene and devices.
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