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US PATENTS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATION GRANTED FROM 2005 - 2007



Patent No.: US6836920B1  Issued: 04/Jan/2005

Title: Plastic pop-top can lip cleaner

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/766475   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A pop-top can lip cleaner is compact in size, the cleaning element being generally "Y"-shaped, having a central portion from which an easily gripped handle extends upward and outward relative to the can top and rim, a generally horizontal inner leg portion having a lower side conforming with the top of and peripheral groove of the can, and a generally vertical depending leg portion extending downward along the outer lip of the can, the inner and vertical legs intersecting at the rim of the can. The inventive lip cleaner is provided with a disposable, pre-moistened towelette dispenser for dispensing towelettes of an appropriate size for use with the cleaning element. The handle may take the general form of a wedge, making it useful for opening the pop-top can.

Priority:

Inventor: SCANNELL TIMOTHY P [US]


Patent No.: US6837712B2  Issued: 04/Jan/2005

Title: Dental restorative compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/226915   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A composition and a method of use as a dental restorative. A series of highly alkoxylated tri-functional monomers are used as a low viscosity monomer in a photo- or self-curable dental composition that resulted in low polymerization shrinkage. The mechanical strength of the restorative material was not compromised. The restorative composition may be used as a dental filling material, a cement, a liner/base, or an adhesive.

Priority:

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US6840144B2  Issued: 11/Jan/2005

Title: Quick-detachable blade guard mounting structure

Applicant/Assignee: DURQ MACHINERY CORP

Application No.: 10/196241   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A quick-detachable blade guard mounting structure. The structure includes a mounting frame, a holding down member defining with one side of the mounting frame, a gap, a blade guard holder member insertable into the gap, a stop device adapted for stopping the blade guard holder member in the gap, a lever pivoted to the holding down member and adapted for moving between a first position to unlock the blade guard holder member and a second position to lock the blade guard holder member.

Priority:

Inventor: HUANG PETER [TW]


Patent No.: US6840771B1  Issued: 11/Jan/2005

Title: Tooth whitening appliance

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/423664   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2003

Abstract:

An appliance for the application of a tooth whitening preparation comprises an applicator configured as a partial dentition arch. The applicator includes an outer casing panel, to which is adhered a formative inner liner having a relatively low softening temperature. The applicator is user fitted by immersion in hot water to soften the liner which is then impressed against buccal tooth surfaces. A tooth whitening preparation is deposited upon the buccal impressions formed in a fitted liner or is directly applied to buccal tooth surfaces. Thereafter, the appliance is worn for prescribed treatment duration, precluding dilution of the tooth whitening preparation as well as assuring against gingival contact with such preparation.

Priority:

Inventor: WAGNER EUGENE C [US]


Patent No.: US6840993B2  Issued: 11/Jan/2005

Title: Silver-colored luster pigment

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/419172   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to silver-colored luster pigments based on multiply coated platelet-shaped substrates, which has at least one layer sequence of TiO2, a colorless coating and another TiO2 layer. The pigment can optionally have an outer protective layer. These luster pigments are useful and to the use thereof in paints, coatings, printing inks, including security printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, cosmetic formulations and for producing pigment preparations and dry product forms such as granules, chips, pellets and briquettes.

Priority: DE20001061178 Applic. Date: 2000-12-07; US2001-003118 Applic. Date: 2001-12-06

Inventor: SCHMIDT CHRISTOPH [DE]; HEYLAND ANDREA [DE]; FORNOFF CLAUDIA [DE]; BRUECKNER HANS-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6841560B2  Issued: 11/Jan/2005

Title: Substituted isoquinoline derivatives and their use as anticonvulsants

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C

Application No.: 10/353498   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2003

Abstract:

This invention relates to substituted isoquinoline derivatives and their use as anticonvulsants.

Priority: GB19970005619 Applic. Date: 1997-03-18; GB19970026695 Applic. Date: 1997-12-17; US2001-840786 Applic. Date: 2001-04-24; US1999-381408 Applic. Date: 1999-09-17

Inventor: THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]; WARD ROBERT WILLIAM [GB]; EDWARDS PETER DAVID [GB]


Patent No.: US6841578B2  Issued: 11/Jan/2005

Title: Treatment and prevention of mucositis in cancer patients

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/222539   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The invention features a method for the treatment or prevention of mucositis in an individual undergoing or preparing to undergo cancer treatment. The method includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of an inhibitor of NF-kappaB to an individual undergoing or preparing to undergo a treatment for cancer. In certain embodiments, the inhibitor is a compound having the formula:where R1 and R4 are OH, and R2 and R3 are independently OH or H, provided that when R1 and R2 are both OH, R1 and R2 cannot be disposed ortho to one another, and when R3 and R4 are both OH, R3 and R4 cannot be disposed ortho to one another. The compounds of formula I may be cis or trans.

Priority: US20020352674P Applic. Date: 2002-01-29; US20010313081P Applic. Date: 2001-08-16

Inventor: SONIS STEPHEN T [US]


Patent No.: US6843600B2  Issued: 18/Jan/2005

Title: Resealable closure arrangement with pull string activated, tamper evident seal for use with a slider device

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/341879   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A flexible, reclosable package includes first and second panel sections defining an interior, and a zipper sealed to each of the first and second panel sections along a top edge thereof. The zipper includes first and second mating profiles, each having an upper flange. A slider device is constructed and arranged for mounting on the zipper and for interlocking the first mating profile with the second mating profile when the slider device is moved in one direction, and disengaging the first mating profile from the second mating profile when the slider device is moved in another opposite direction. A tamper evident seal attaches the upper flanges of the first and second profiles together and extends through a passageway formed through the slider device.

With this construction, pulling of the tamper evident seal will separate the seal from the upper and lower flanges and concurrently engage a portion of the slider device to progressively move the slider device across the first and second closure profiles to provide access to the interior of the package.

Priority:

Inventor: TILMAN PAUL A [US]; BUCHMAN JAMES E [US]


Patent No.: US6843654B1  Issued: 18/Jan/2005

Title: Dental prosthesis

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/567702   Filing Date: 10/May/2000

Abstract:

A dental composition comprising self-lubricating particles and formed into a dental tooth. The invention provides a dental tooth formed from a composition which includes polymeric matrix material and particles of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene having a particle size less than 500 microns, and a weight average molecular weight greater than 1,000,000 g/mole chemically bonded to the matrix material and the composition formed into an aesthetic dental tooth. The tooth has an outer face, and at least one of the particles is smeared over the outer face.

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; US1999-333727 Applic. Date: 1999-06-15; US1995-447296 Applic. Date: 1995-05-22; US1992-979093 Applic. Date: 1992-11-19; US1991-729018 Applic. Date: 1991-07-12

Inventor: LIU ANDREW T C [US]


Patent No.: US6845883B2  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Toothpaste dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/272331   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A toothpaste dispenser capable of dispensing individual quantity controlled amounts of toothpaste in a sanitary manner without the possibility of cross contamination. The dispenser includes an elongated strip having a plurality of one time use sachets formed integrally therewith, each sachet containing a measured quantity of toothpaste therein suitable for a single use. The strip is provided with weakened portions so that individually numbered sachets may detached from the strip. The individual sachets may be opened after they are detached from the strip and the contents may be squeezed out. In addition, the sachets may be color coded which is useful when the usage of more than one child is being monitored. A parent may monitor the usage of the individual sachets by reviewing the number, and if more than one child is in the family, the color of the emptied sachet.

Priority: US20010329855P Applic. Date: 2001-10-18

Inventor: PIERI KENNETH H [US]


Patent No.: US6845967B2  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Control device for an oil drain valve

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/231101   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A control device for an oil drain valve can control opening and closing of the oil drain valve at a far end. The oil drain valve includes a base and a control element connected to the base. The control device further includes a guide element and a driving element. The guide element at an end thereof is joined to the base and the driving element passes through the guide element. An end of the driving element is joined to the control element and another end of the driving element can be pulled from the far end to rotate the control element for controlling opening and closing.

Priority: TW20020103709D Applic. Date: 2002-02-27

Inventor: CHEN CHING-DA [TW]


Patent No.: US6846182B1  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Dental bleaching composition and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/114166   Filing Date: 13/Jul/1998

Abstract:

A dental bleaching composition having enhanced effectiveness and reduced sensitivity, its method of use, and a kit containing the ingredients for making the composition. The dental bleaching composition comprises a bleaching agent, an inert gelling agent, a pH modifying agent, a discrete inert particulate laser enhancing material, and optionally a transparency modifying agent in the form of a gel with a pH of about 9.5 to 11. The dental bleaching composition is placed on the teeth to be bleached, exposed to laser light for a desired period of time, and removed. The process is then repeated for one or more cycles until the desired degree of bleaching is achieved. Neutral sodium fluoride is then applied to the bleached teeth for at least 10 minutes to reduce or eliminate post-bleaching sensitivity.

Priority: WO1997US21273 Applic. Date: 1997-11-26; US1996-757248 Applic. Date: 1996-11-27

Inventor: SIBNER JEFFREY A [US]


Patent No.: US6846478B1  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Promoting whole body health

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/607729   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to promoting whole body health in humans and animals by using topical oral compositions comprising a safe and effective amount of chlorite ion in admixture with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, said compositions being effective in controlling bacterial-mediated diseases and conditions present in the oral cavity and inhibiting the spread into the bloodstream of oral pathogenic bacteria and associated bacterial toxins and resultant inflammatory cytokines and mediators. The present invention also encompasses methods of use of these compositions by topically applying to the oral cavity, a safe and effective amount of chlorite ion to promote and/or enhance whole body health in humans and other animals.

Priority: US2000-481624 Applic. Date: 2000-01-12; US1998-032238 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27; US1998-032237 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27; US1998-032234 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27

Inventor: DOYLE MATTHEW JOSEPH [US]; HUNTER-RINDERLE STEPHEN JOSEPH [US]; SINGER JR ROBERT ERNEST [US]; WIMALASENA ROHAN LALITH [US]


Patent No.: US6846492B2  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Use of phenylethylamine derivatives for the antimicrobial treatment of surfaces

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/204520   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The use of compounds of formula (1) is described, in which compounds R1, R2 and R3 are each independently of the others hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl

C3-C7cycloalkyl

C2-C20alkenyl

C4-C7cycloalkenyl

C2-C20alkynyl, C4-C7cycloalkynyl

or unsubstituted or C1-C5alkyl-, C3-C7cylcoalkyl-, C1-C5alkoxyl-, C3-C7cycloakoxy-, halo-, oxo-, carboxy-, carboxy-C1-C7alkyl ester-, carboxy-C3-C7cylcloalkyl ester-, cyano-, trifluoromethyl-, pentafluoroethyl-, amino-, N,N-mono- or di-C1-C20alkylamino- or nitro-substituted phenyl-C1-C5alkyl, naphthyl-C1-C5alkyl, phenylcarbonyl-C1-C5alkyl, naphthylcarbonyl-C1-C5alkyl, pyrrolylalkyl, furanylalkyl, thiophenylalkyl, pyrazolylalkyl, imidazolylalkyl, oxazolylalkyl, thiazolylalkyl, isoxazolylalkyl, isothiazolylalkyl, 1,2,3-triazolylalkyl, 1,2,4-triazolylalkyl, 1,2,3-oxadiazolylalkyl, 1,3,4-oxadiazolylalkyl, 1,2,3-thiadiazolylalkyl, 1,3,4-thiadiazolylalkyl, indolylalkyl, pyridylalkyl, pyridazinylalkyl, pyrimidinylalkyl, pyridazinylalkyl, quinolinylalkyl, isoquinolinylalkyl, pyrrolyl, furanyl, thiophenyl, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, isoxazolyl, isothiazolyl, 1,2,3-triazolyl, 1,2,4-triazolyl, 1,2,3-oxadiazolyl, 1,3,4-oxadiazolyl, 1,2,3-thiadiazolyl, 1,3,4-thiadiazolyl, indolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyridazinyl, quinolinyl or isoquinolinyl

R4, R5, R6 and R7 are each independently of the others hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl

C3-C7 cycloalky

C2-C20alkenyl

C4-C7 cycloalkenyl

C2-C20alkynyl

or C4-C7 cycloalkynyl

and m and n are each independently of the other 0 or 1, for antimicrobial treatment of surfaces. The compounds exhibit a pronounced activity against pathogenic gram-positive

Priority: EP20000810152 Applic. Date: 2000-02-23; WO2001EP01561 Applic. Date: 2001-02-13

Inventor: HAAP WOLFGANG [DE]; HOELZL WERNER [FR]; OCHS DIETMAR [DE]; PETZOLD KARIN [DE]; SCHNYDER MARCEL [CH]


Patent No.: US6846499B2  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Medical effect of jojoba oil

Applicant/Assignee: NATOIL & SEDICO

Application No.: 10/189888   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2002

Abstract:

In accordance with the present invention Jojoba Oil may be used in accordance with the treatment of and preventative measures associated with Gynecology of Obstetrics and general surgery, as well as in the treatment of eye diseases, inflammation of the internal, middle or external ear, rheumatic pain and arthritis, gingivostomatitis, toothache and dermal diseases. Jojoba oil is a natural product and is characterized by being non-irritant and non-allergic to skin and mucous membrane. This oil has lubricant, moisturizing and soothing properties, as well as having anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It has a very high healing power and improves blood circulation, and also has high penetration into stratum corneum.

Priority: EG20010000750 Applic. Date: 2001-07-07

Inventor: EL MOGY NABIL SADEK [EG]


Patent No.: US6846801B1  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Systemic administration of a therapeutic preparation

Applicant/Assignee: ASTRAZENECA AB

Application No.: 09/158554   Filing Date: 22/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A method of treating a patient in need of insulin treatment, including the steps of introducing into the lower respiratory tract of the patient an effective amount of a therapeutic preparation in the form of a dry powder containing (a) insulin and (b) an enhancer compound which enhances the absorption of insulin in the lungs of the patient.

Priority: SE19930002198 Applic. Date: 1993-06-24; SE19940000372 Applic. Date: 1994-02-04; US1996-582702 Applic. Date: 1996-01-04; US1994-265371 Applic. Date: 1994-06-23

Inventor: BAECKSTROEM KJELL GOERAN ERIK [SE]; DAHLBAECK CARL MAGNUS OLOF [SE]; EDMAN PETER [SE]; JOHANSSON ANN CHARLOTTE BIRGIT [SE]


Patent No.: US6848898B2  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Adaptation device for molding a dental material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/941825   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2001

Abstract:

An adaptation device and method for molding a dental material to a die in the preparation of a dental coping with the die having the shape of a tooth to be restored and with said dental material placed over said die. The adaptation device includes a base for placement of the die, a cover mounted on the base over the die to form an enclosed chamber, an inlet opening extending through the cover into communication with the chamber, a source of a gaseous fluid connected to the inlet opening for pressurizing the chamber,

an outlet opening extending through the base in proximity to said die and diaphragm means removably positioned in the chamber to surround the die and to isolate the outlet opening from the chamber such that upon pressurizing the chamber the diaphragm is caused to collapse about the die and to apply a uniform pressure over the dental material for adapting the dental material to the die.

Priority:

Inventor: SHOHER ITZHAK [IL]; WHITEMAN AHQRON [IL]


Patent No.: US6849068B1  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Aspiration catheter

Applicant/Assignee: MEDTRONIC AVE, INC

Application No.: 09/454522   Filing Date: 06/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Aspiration catheters suitable for use in the treatment of an occlusion in a blood vessel are disclosed. These catheters are especially useful in the removal of occlusions from saphenous vein grafts, the coronary and carotid arteries, arteries above the aortic arch and even smaller vessels. The catheters of the present invention are provided in either over-the-wire or in single operator form. Radiopaque markers are preferably incorporated into distal ends of the catheters to facilitate their positioning within the body. The catheters are provided with varying flexibility along the length of the shaft, such that they are soft and flexible enough to be navigated through the vasculature of a patient without causing damage, but are stiff enough to sustain the axial push required to position the catheter properly and to sustain the aspiration pressures.

Priority: US1997-813808 Applic. Date: 1997-03-06

Inventor: BAGAOISAN CELSO J [US]; HA HUNG V [US]; PATEL MUKUND R [US]; LAM SIVETTE [US]


Patent No.: US6851137B2  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: Furling sheath for hammock

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/199493   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A hammock is provided with a pair of tubular sheaths which can be drawn toward one another to furl the hammock while it is suspended from trees.

Priority: US2001-770670 Applic. Date: 2001-01-29; US1999-262448 Applic. Date: 1999-03-04

Inventor: HENNESSY THOMAS [CA]


Patent No.: US6851275B2  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: In-car hydration systems

Applicant/Assignee: STOKLEY-VAN CAMP, INC STOKELY-VAN CAMP, INC

Application No.: 10/641722   Filing Date: 15/Aug/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 cooling medium 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: US2003-361068 Applic. Date: 2003-02-07; 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.: US6851429B2  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: Face masks

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHS GROUP PLC

Application No.: 10/142978   Filing Date: 13/May/2002

Abstract:

A face mask is provided in two parts. One part is an adhesive ring that is secured around the nose and mouth of the user. The other part is a transparent canopy with a gas port that is a removable clip fit with the ring. When ventilation is not required, the canopy is removed, leaving the ring in position. The canopy can be clipped back onto the ring when ventilation is required.

Priority: GB20010014368 Applic. Date: 2001-06-07

Inventor: BISHOP GILES ANDREW [GB]


Patent No.: US6852774B1  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: Adhesive system for silicones

Applicant/Assignee: S & C POLYMER SILICON- UND COMPOSITE- SPEZIALITATEN GMBH

Application No.: 09/455651   Filing Date: 07/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a kit of parts, comprising at least one partially resoluble (co) polymer, at least one adhesive for silicones, optionally a base body, and optionally a silicone composition. Moreover, the invention is the use of parts in a kit for the manufacture of an impression tray.

Priority: DE19991016131 Applic. Date: 1999-04-09

Inventor: ENGELBRECHT JUERGEN [DE]


Patent No.: US6852775B1  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: Polymerizable dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/018660   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to polymerizable dental compositions which contain(a) 10 to 98.999 wt.-% of at least one bi- or higher-functional ethylenically unsaturated monomer,(b) 0 to 88.999 wt.-% of at least one monofunctional ethylenically unsaturated monomer,(c) 0 to 5 wt.-% of an accelerator,(d) 0.001 to 5 wt.-% of a redox initiator system which can trigger the radical polymerisation and(e) 0 to 88.999 wt.-% fillers, thixotropic auxiliaries, retarders and other auxiliaries(f) 1 to 30 wt.-% of a customary plasticizerand are characterized in that the redox initiator system comprises (i) a barbituric acid derivative and/or a malonyl sulfamide and (ii) an organic peroxide, selected from the group of the mono- or multifunctional carboxylic acid peroxyesters, and the constituents (a) to (f) are present in two pastes spatially separated from each other. The dental compositions are suitable as filling material, stump build-up material, fixing cement, temporary crown and bridge material, dental material or for the preparation of inlays, onlays, facing shells, modelling materials.

Priority: DE19991028238 Applic. Date: 1999-06-21; WO2000EP05737 Applic. Date: 2000-06-21

Inventor: SOGLOWEK WOLFGANG [DE]; O'CONNELL KEITH [GB]


Patent No.: US6852795B2  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: Prepolymeric (meth)acrylates with polycyclic or aromatic segments

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/296491   Filing Date: 25/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to monomers according to the formulae:as well as curable materials containing these monomers.

Priority: DE20001026432 Applic. Date: 2000-05-29; WO2001EP06100 Applic. Date: 2001-05-29

Inventor: BISSINGER PETER [DE]; ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]; WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US6854974B1  Issued: 15/Feb/2005

Title: Device for restorative dentistry

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/913833   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A device for filling and reinforcing an internal tunnel preparation in a tooth in which the approximal margin is kept as short as possible in order to prevent overhangs. The device includes a closed first elongate and flexible container means having one end provided with a tip or string to enable insertion of the first container means into an interdental space adjacent the portion of said tooth, from which approximal caries has been removed. The first container means is filled or fillable with a flowable restorative material, which is intended to flow into and fill the tunnel preparation as soon as a hole has been punched into the flat container means.

Priority: FI19990000372 Applic. Date: 1999-02-22; WO2000FI00126 Applic. Date: 2000-02-18

Inventor: SUHONEN JOUKO [US]


Patent No.: US6855695B2  Issued: 15/Feb/2005

Title: WATER-SOLUBLE SHPS AS NOVEL ALKYLATING AGENTS

Applicant/Assignee: VION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/461282   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compounds according to the structure (I):Where R is -CH3 or -CH2CH2Cl

R' is C1-C7 alkyl or -CH2CH2Cl

R2 or R4 is OPO3H2, NO2, OCO(Glu-OH), NHCO(Glu-OH), NHR7 and unassigned groups of R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are, independently H, F, Cl, Br, I, OH, OPO3H2, OCH3, CF3, OCF3, NO2, CN, SO2CH3, SO2CF3, COCH3, COOCH3, SCH3, SF5, NH2, NHR7, N(CH3)2, OPO3H2, or a C1-C7 alkyl group with the proviso that when any two of unassigned groups of R2, R3, R4, R5 or R6 are other than H, the other two of unassigned groups of R2, R3, R4, R5 or R6 are H. R7 is H or polyglutamyl as described. Phosphoric acid and glutamic acid can be a free acid or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: LIN XU [US]; DOYLE TERRENCE W [US]; KING IVAN [US]


Patent No.: US6857558B2  Issued: 22/Feb/2005

Title: Metal lamination method and structure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/375525   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A method of forge welding laminates of titanium and titanium alloys includes interleaving first and second pluralities of metal pieces in an enclosure, filling the enclosure with an inert gas, heating the enclosure and the first and second pluralities of metal pieces, and mechanically pressing the enclosure on a first axis with a force sufficient to cause the first and second pluralities of metal pieces to forge-weld together. The first and second pluralities of metal pieces may be metallurgically dissimilar from each other, and may each comprise a percentage of titanium.

Priority: US20020361070P Applic. Date: 2002-02-27

Inventor: FERRY III ROBERT THOMAS [US]; COTTRELL WILLIAM [US]; BYBEE CHARLES [US]


Patent No.: US6860736B2  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

Title: Oral treatment devices that include a thin, flexible barrier layer and an endoskeleton treatment or adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/790446   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Oral treatment devices include a barrier layer and an oral treatment composition, and optionally an auxiliary adhesive composition, that acts as an endoskeleton so as to at least partially contribute to maintaining the barrier layer in the shape of a dental tray, or in a tray-like configuration, prior to use. The barrier layer protects the oral treatment and/or adhesive composition from saliva or moisture during use. The treatment and/or auxiliary adhesive compositions can have a consistency ranging from a sticky, viscous gel or a solid. They preferably include a tissue adhesion agent comprising a hydrophilic polymer.

Priority: US2003-446235 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27; US2003-637237 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; US2003-646484 Applic. Date: 2003-08-22; US2003-692117 Applic. Date: 2003-10-22; US2003-701788 Applic. Date: 2003-11-04; US2003-444242 Applic. Date: 2003-05-23

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6860738B2  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

Title: Hygiene instrument for cleaning and polishing the surface of the teeth and the composite materials of dental fillings

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/098961   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2002

Abstract:

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

Priority: EP19990440327 Applic. Date: 1999-11-26; US2001-761200 Applic. Date: 2001-01-16; US2000-561803 Applic. Date: 2000-05-01

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


Patent No.: US6861047B1  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

Title: Oral hygiene preparations

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/890135   Filing Date: 05/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Oral hygiene preparations, an associated method, and kit for utilizing same is disclosed and wherein the oral hygiene preparations reduce the incidence of caries in patients, including immunocompromised and chemotherapy treated patients. The method includes contacting the patient's teeth and surrounding oral cavity with a toothpaste and mouthwash composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride and Dehydroacetic Acid

and exposing the patient's dental appliances and toothbrush periodically to a disinfecting solution comprising a therapeutically effective amount of Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride and Dehydroacetic Acid.

Priority: US1999-239051 Applic. Date: 1999-01-27; WO2000US01952 Applic. Date: 2000-01-26

Inventor: CARNELL VICTOR [US]


Patent No.: US6861049B2  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

Title: Aqueous slurries useful for cleaning the tongue and throat

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/293813   Filing Date: 12/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Aqueous slurries for cleaning the tongue and throat comprising finely-divided charcoal, water and an alcohol biocide, optionally in the form of a kit, are disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: HARWOOD DOUGLAS B [US]


Patent No.: US6861429B2  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

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.: 10/212513   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formula (I)or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, ester or salt or solvate of such ester, of a compound of formula (I) in which:R<0 >is halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms, or O(CH2)nNR<4>R<5>

R<1 >and R<2 >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)nNR<4>R<5>, (CH2)nSC1-6alkyl or C(O)NR<4>R<5>

with the proviso that when R<0 >is at the 4-position and is halogen, at least one of R<1 >and R<2 >is C1-6alkylsulphonyl, C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms, O(CH2)nCO2C1-6alkyl, O(CH2)nSC1-6alkyl, (CH2)nNR<4>R<5 >or (CH2)nSC1-6alkyl, C(O)NR<4>R<5>

R<3 >is C1-6alkyl or NH2

R<4 >and R<5 >are independently selected from H and 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

and a sodium channel inhibitor.

Priority: GB19970018792 Applic. Date: 1997-09-05; GB19970027116 Applic. Date: 1997-12-23; US2000-508029 Applic. Date: 2000-06-13

Inventor: BESWICK PAUL JOHN [GB]; BOUNTRA CHARANJIT [GB]; CAMPBELL IAN BAXTER [GB]; MATTHEWS NEIL [GB]; NAYLOR ALAN [GB]


Patent No.: US6861457B2  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

Title: Dental impression material composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/226159   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2002

Abstract:

To provide a dental impression material composition having high hydrophilicity comparable to that of polyether rubber-made impression materials, being superior in recovery from deformation caused by removal out of an oral cavity, which are similar to silicone rubber-made impression materials, the dental impression material composition being superior in dimensional precision, and good in storage stability.

The dental impression material composition includes (A) 100 parts by weight of the sum of (1) an organopolysiloxane containing at least two aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbons in one molecule and (2) a polyether containing at least one aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbon in one molecule, in a weight ratio of (1) to (2) of 1:0.01 (approx.) 1:5, having (B) 0.1 (approx.) 100 parts by weight of an organohydrogenpolysiloxane containing at least three hydrogen atoms directly bonded to a silicon atom in one molecule, (C) 10 (approx.) 500 ppm, based on the sum of (A) and (B), of a silicone-soluble platinum compound, (D) 10 (approx.) 800 parts by weight of an inorganic filler, and (E) 0.5 (approx.) 5 parts by weight of a nonionic surfactant and/or a polyether-modified silicone oil, compounded therewith.

Priority: JP20010269306 Applic. Date: 2001-09-05

Inventor: KAMOHARA HIROSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6866507B2  Issued: 15/Mar/2005

Title: Foot switch

Applicant/Assignee: FERTON HOLDING S.A

Application No.: 10/104395   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A foot switch for operation of at least two different functional members of a dental apparatus which is operatively connected with the foot switch has at least two press switches which are each formed as a diaphragm switch comprising a printed circuitry with an arrangement between two carrier foils which as a package are supported on a base plate of the foot switch within a hollow formed by an overlaid cover plate and connected by a signalling line with at least two different functional members of the dental apparatus for transmitting functional control signals upon depression of the cover plate.

Priority: DE20011014333 Applic. Date: 2001-03-23

Inventor: BEERSTECHER LUTZ [CH]


Patent No.: US6866536B1  Issued: 15/Mar/2005

Title: Insulation displacement connector

Applicant/Assignee: EMERSON NETWORK POWER, ENERGY SYSTEMS, NORTH AMERICA, INC

Application No.: 09/548038   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A conductive terminal for receiving a conductor is disclosed. The terminal includes a base and two resilient beams extending from the base. Generally distal the base, the beams define a mouth for receiving the conductor. The beams have facing inner edges which define a slot extending from the mouth. The beams define a generally egg-shaped aperture in an area extending between the slot and the base.

Priority: US1998-030564 Applic. Date: 1998-02-25; US19970040079P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: LEE JANE X [US]


Patent No.: US6866620B2  Issued: 15/Mar/2005

Title: Vented breathable bag for perishable products

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/269746   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A process for making successive product bags on an automated production line, comprises the steps of: a) providing a mesh sheet and first and second plastic sheets on rolls, unwinding the mesh sheet and the first and second plastic sheets from the rolls, b) while the sheets are advanced through the production line, folding one longitudinal edge portion of the second plastic sheet over the mesh sheet, c) sealing the folded portion of the second plastic sheet to one longitudinal side of the mesh sheet and the first plastic sheet to an opposed longitudinal side of the mesh sheet to form a master web, and d) sealing and cutting the master web along longitudinally spaced-apart lines transverse to a direction of travel of the sheets to thereby produce a succession of individual bags having one panel at least partly made of a mesh material.

Priority:

Inventor: FRIEDMAN HERSHEY [CA]


Patent No.: US6867253B1  Issued: 15/Mar/2005

Title: Tear resistant, crystalline midblock copolymer gels and articles

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED ELASTOMERICS, INC

Application No.: 09/721213   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Novel gels and articles are formed from one or more multiblock copolymers having at least one block segment of poly(ethylene) and selected amounts of one or more low viscosity plasticizers, said gels having an amount of crystallinity, glassy components, selected amounts of plasticizers, with or without other additives sufficient to achieve improvements in one or more physical properties including improved crack propagation resistance, improved tea resistance, improved resistance to fatigue and resistance to catastrophic failure not obtainable in amorphous gels and exceptionally lower and/or no tack.

Priority: US1999-285809 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; US1999-274498 Applic. Date: 1999-03-28; US1998-130545 Applic. Date: 1998-08-08; US1997-984459 Applic. Date: 1997-12-03; WO1997US17534 Applic. Date: 1997-09-30; US1997-909487 Applic. Date: 1997-08-12; US1997-863794 Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; US1996-719817 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30; US1996-665343 Applic. Date: 1996-06-17; US1996-612586 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08; US1995-581191 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581188 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581125 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1994-288690 Applic. Date: 1994-08-11; WO1994US07314 Applic. Date: 1994-06-27; WO1994US04278 Applic. Date: 1994-04-19

Inventor: CHEN JOHN Y [US]


Patent No.: US6868284B2  Issued: 15/Mar/2005

Title: Headset with retractable battery pack

Applicant/Assignee: YOUNGBO ENGINEERING, INC

Application No.: 10/442897   Filing Date: 21/May/2003

Abstract:

A wireless headset is described that communicates with a base and is secured to a user's ear. The headset has an elongated casing, a speaker, a microphone and a transceiver. A battery pack extends from the second end of the elongating casing generally parallel to the speaker where the battery pack is designed to be retractably engaged against the user's ear to secure the headset.

Priority: US2002-077448 Applic. Date: 2002-02-15

Inventor: BAE HYON S [US]


Patent No.: US6869438B2  Issued: 22/Mar/2005

Title: Gastric partition clip

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/352649   Filing Date: 27/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A gastric partition clip having a folded clip body made of stainless steel for clamping on the body of a patient's stomach to divide a stomach pouch from an upper part of the body of the stomach for enabling food eaten by the patient to pass from the esophagus to the distal stomach and the duodenum through the stomach pouch via an outlet in the stomach pouch. The clip body defines a clamping space adapted to keep the front and back body walls of the body of the stomach in a closed status without compression, and a mouth adapted to guide the front and back body walls of the stomach into the clamping space.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAO SEH-HUANG [TW]


Patent No.: US6869984B2  Issued: 22/Mar/2005

Title: Dental composition kit

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO. LTD KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/171596   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention refers to a dental composition kit which comprises a combination of (A) a one-pack primer composition containing (a) an acid group-having polymerizable monomer and (b) an aromatic secondary amine and/or an aromatic tertiary amine, and (B) a cement composition containing (c) a polyalkenoic acid, (d) an ion-leachable glass filler, (e) a polymerizable monomer, (f) water, (g) a peroxide and (h) a salt of an aromatic sulfinic acid. A dental composition kit of this invention is easy to handle, and the cured product of the compositions bonds well to teeth. The kit is useful in restoring decayed or injured teeth and in bonding prostheses to teeth.

Priority: JP20010195703 Applic. Date: 2001-06-28

Inventor: KAWASHIMA MITSUNOBU [JP]; OMURA IKUO [JP]; YAMASHITA MAYUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6872244B2  Issued: 29/Mar/2005

Title: Paste type dental glass ionomer cement composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/310052   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A paste type dental glass ionomer cement composition in paste type using no polymerizable monomer, that is good in operationality with excellent inherent characteristics of glass ionomer cement maintained, is constituted with a first paste and a second paste, in which the first paste contains 30 to 70% by weight of a polymer of an alpha-beta unsaturated carboxylic acid and 30 to 70% by weight of water, and the second paste contains 50 to 85% by weight of fluoroaluminosilicate glass, 0.005 to 1% by weight of a water soluble thickening agent and the remaining percentage by weight of water, the mixing amount of the water soluble thickening agent being preferably 0.01 to 0.4% by weight.

Priority: JP20010383273 Applic. Date: 2001-12-17

Inventor: KOBAYASHI KEIZO [JP]; KATO SHINICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6872403B2  Issued: 29/Mar/2005

Title: Polymethylmethacrylate augmented with carbon nanotubes

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 09/773293   Filing Date: 31/Jan/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: US20000179569P Applic. Date: 2000-02-01

Inventor: PIENKOWSKI DAVID A [US]; ANDREWS RODNEY J [US]


Patent No.: US6874509B2  Issued: 05/Apr/2005

Title: Flossing device with advancing and tensioning mechanism

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/861254   Filing Date: 18/May/2001

Abstract:

A hand-held dental flossing device has a housing with a handle that may be held with one hand. A dental floss supply is located in the housing and a winding gear is rotatably mounted to the housing. A free end of the dental floss strand from the floss supply is threaded through the housing into a floss exit arm of the housing where it passes through an exit opening to an exposed area of the flossing arm. Used dental floss returns into the housing, via a receiving opening, where it passes through an optional disinfectant supply before or as it wound onto the winding gear. The housing has an opening where the winding gear extends therefrom and is accessible to the fingers of the user's hand. The winding gear has teeth that cooperate with a stopper to form a one-way ratchet gear.

A floss-tensioning button is located in the housing and has first and second ends extending from the housing. The first and second ends are accessible to the user's hand holding the handle of the flossing device. When in a first position, the tensioning button allows the floss strand to be readily advanced by winding the gear while in a second position, the floss strand is relatively taut so that winding the gear will even further tension the strand. The device may have an F-shaped cross-section, enlarged, funnel-shaped openings for the floss to exit and enter the housing, and a disinfectant supply for disinfecting used floss. The device may be reloadable with floss.

Priority:

Inventor: BERGMAN MARK C [US]


Patent No.: US6874935B2  Issued: 05/Apr/2005

Title: Double gusseted tamper evident slider bag

Applicant/Assignee: PLIANT CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/402492   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A double gusseted, tamper evident, reclosable container 120 of plastic film. The container can be stored in a flat condition but is capable of receiving a bulky item such as a loaf of bread or a stack of paper napkins with the bag assuming a squared off condition. The container 120 has two gussets 185 and 191.

Priority: US20020368243P Applic. Date: 2002-03-28

Inventor: EDELMAN PAUL F [US]; KEITH DAVID W [US]


Patent No.: US6874937B2  Issued: 05/Apr/2005

Title: Reclosable packaging having slider-operated zipper with tamper-evident membrane

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/023134   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A reclosable package or bag having a mouth with a plastic zipper installed therein. In one embodiment, the zipper has first and second interlockable profiled structures connected by a membrane. The membrane acts as a tamper-evident feature and a hermetic seal. The plastic zipper is opened and closed by a slider that has no separating finger to separate the interlocked profiles. The membrane can be configured and situated such that it is captured in an interstice formed by the interlocked profiled structures and also serves as a liquid-tight seal after the membrane is torn. In another embodiment, the membrane depends from one of the profiled structures of the zipper. The membrane has a width and gauge that allow it to serve as a liquid-tight sealing gasket when captured in the interstice formed by the interlocked profiled structures.

Priority:

Inventor: AUSNIT STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US6875017B1  Issued: 05/Apr/2005

Title: Combination rotating dental cleaning brush and paste device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/418235   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The combination rotating dental cleaning brush and paste device. The device includes a housing having a rotating shaft passing therethrough. An accordion tube has two opposed ends, a first end connected to and rotated by the shaft and a second end. A flexible conical brush is connected to and rotated by the second end of the accordion tube. Dental paste is pre-loaded and stored inside of the accordion tube whereby axial compression of the accordion tube forces the dental paste out of the second end of the accordion tube and on to the brush.

Priority: US20020404563P Applic. Date: 2002-08-20

Inventor:


Patent No.: US6875453B2  Issued: 05/Apr/2005

Title: Non-toxic disinfectant containing a isopropyl alcohol and sesame oil composition with lemon oil and menthol

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/815779   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A non-toxic mucosal disinfectant for topical application in the nose, skin, mouth and hard surfaces comprising a composition of 99.0% isopropyl alcohol of at least 24.0% by weight

sesame oil not exceeding 73.0% by weight and lemon oil of less than 3.0% by weight and menthol less than 1.0% by weight. All of the components are mixed homogenously with the sesame oil supplementing and neutralizing the dehydrating effect of the alcohol.

Priority: US2003-622977 Applic. Date: 2003-07-18

Inventor: VIAMONTE JR MANUEL [US]


Patent No.: US6875748B2  Issued: 05/Apr/2005

Title: Compositions and methods for in vivo delivery of polynucleotide-based therapeutics

Applicant/Assignee: VICAL INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/839574   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions and methods to improve expression of exogenous polypeptides into vertebrate cells in vivo, utilizing delivery of polynucleotides encoding such polypeptides. More particularly, the present invention provides the use of salts, in particular sodium and potassium salts of phosphate, in aqueous solution, and auxiliary agents, in particular detergents and surfactants, in pharmaceutical compositions and methods useful for direct polynucleotide-based polypeptide delivery into the cells of vertebrates.

Priority: US20000198823P Applic. Date: 2000-04-21; US20000253153P Applic. Date: 2000-11-28

Inventor: MANTHORPE MARSTON [US]; HARTIKKA JUKKA [US]; SUKHU LORETTA [US]; MEEK JENNIFER [US]


Patent No.: US6877183B2  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Steam cleaning appliance

Applicant/Assignee: ARIETE S.P.A

Application No.: 10/222897   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Steam cleaning appliance comprising a carter housing a steam-generating device, and supply means for the steam thus generated, said means comprising: a supply mouth of the steam-generating device communicating with a supply nozzle, which can be coupled with steam supply tools, said mouth and said nozzle being connected by means of a first and a second pipe. The first pipe being provided with first shut off means for the steam flow arranged directly downstream from said mouth, and further equipped with control means which can be operated manually, and the second pipe being provided with second shut off means for the steam flow arranged directly upstream from said nozzle. Opening means are provided for said second shut off means, which can be operated by coupling said nozzle with a given steam supply tool, said tool being provided with steam supply control means.

Priority: IT2001GE00074 Applic. Date: 2001-09-26

Inventor: ROSA CARLO [IT]; FANCIULLACCI PAOLO [IT]


Patent No.: US6878287B1  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Dental equipment and method of operating such equipment

Applicant/Assignee: RADICAL WATERS IP (PTY) LIMITED

Application No.: 10/182899   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2002

Abstract:

An electrolytically activated, microcidal aqueous solution is disclosed which is used in the elimination and control of biofilm in dental unit water lines. The solution has a pH between 6.75 and 10 with microcidal as well as anti-oxidising, dispersing and surfactant properties, rendering the solution bio-compatible and non-corrosive, as well as capable of eliminating biofilm in dental unit water lines, while simultaneously dispersing and dislodging the biofilm from the water lines so as reduce the micro-organisms in the dental water to a predetermined level. The aqueous solution is produced using an electrolytic device that allows the independent manipulation of specific individual properties of two separate product streams (a cation-rich stream and an anion-rich stream), the manipulation being performed by separate and independent recirculation through the same electrode chamber or counter-electrode chamber of the electrolytic device to modulate the respective properties of the anion-containing and the cation-containing solutions.

Priority: ZA19990005028 Applic. Date: 2000-02-04; WO2001ZA00009 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05

Inventor: MARAIS JACOBUS THEODO [ZA]


Patent No.: US6878383B2  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Compositions for regenerating tissue that has deteriorated, and methods for using such compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ISOLAGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. A DELAWARE CORPORATION ISOLAGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/167173   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides a composition for promoting regeneration of tissue which has degenerated in a subject as a result of a disease or disorder and a method of using the composition is provided. The composition comprises a biodegradable acellular matrix, and passaged autologous fibroblasts substantially free of immunogenic proteins, e.g., culture medium serum-derived proteins, integrated within the matrix. Also provided is an injectable composition comprising an acellular filler material (e.g., any type of collagen) and passaged autologous fibroblasts substantially free of immunogenic proteins, e.g., culture medium serum-derived proteins, for correcting defects in skin, such as wrinkles or scars, and for augmenting tissue in the subject, particularly facial tissue.

Priority: US2000-678047 Applic. Date: 2000-10-03; US1999-316245 Applic. Date: 1999-05-21; US1998-083618 Applic. Date: 1998-05-22

Inventor: BOSS JR WILLIAM K [US]; MARKO OLGA [US]


Patent No.: US6878456B2  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Polycrystalline translucent alumina-based ceramic material, uses, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES CO

Application No.: 10/034642   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A polycrystalline translucent aluminum oxide ceramic material having an average grain size of no greater than 1.0 micron and a Contrast Ratio value of less than about 0.7. The material can be in the form of a dental mill blank, dental prosthesis or other dental article or non-dental article.

Priority:

Inventor: CASTRO DARREN T [US]; RUSIN RICHARD P [US]


Patent No.: USRE38721E1  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Polymerizable isolation barriers with reduced polymerization strength and methods for forming and using such barriers

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2001-027707   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Priority: US1997-802674 Applic. Date: 1997-02-19

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


Patent No.: USRE38722E1  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Polymerizable isolation barriers containing reflective materials and methods for forming and using such barriers

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2001-027758   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Priority: US1998-189104 Applic. Date: 1998-11-09; US1997-802674 Applic. Date: 1997-02-19

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


Patent No.: US6877176A2  Issued: 14/Apr/2005

Title: Infant support system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/428245   Filing Date: 02/May/2003

Abstract:

Abstract of the Disclosure A cushion for supporting an infant is provided. The cushion includes a pad that may be formed of a resilient foam material. The pad includes a lower surface and an upper surface oriented at an acute angle thereto such that the upper surface is inclined relative to a support surface. The acute angle formed thereby may be between 20 DEG and 30 DEG . The cushion may be received within a polyester casing, but may simply include a top panel to be disposed on the pad's upper surface. The cushion includes at least one positioning member, but preferably two positioning members, with means for releasably fastening to the top panel to support the infant. Preferably, the positioning member includes a filaform strip for releasably attaching to a fabric material such as 100% polyester tricot and is formed of a resilient foam material.

Priority:

Inventor: HOUGHTELING BARBARA S [US]


Patent No.: US6880286B2  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Self-propelled cast fishing system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/673814   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to providing self-propelled casting within a fishing apparatus that is the functional replacement of a conventional rod and reel combination. The system and method of the present invention advantageously include utilization of a self-propelled casting apparatus that employs a constant torque spring motor to provide a flat torque/force response both in the loading and releasing phases of a casting cycle. The casting apparatus employs a point-and-release method of safely and accurately casting a bobber or other article of fishing tackle over a specified distance.

Priority: US20020414100P Applic. Date: 2002-09-27

Inventor: WYMAN DENNIS [US]; MUCARO SALVATORE [US]


Patent No.: US6880296B1  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Photoinitiator system with titanocene initiators

Applicant/Assignee: S & C POLYMER SILICON- UND COMPOSITE-SPEZIALITATEN GMBH

Application No.: 10/130948   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A visible light photopolymerizable composition comprising a) an aryliodonium salt and b) a titanocene derivate. These compositions can be used together with an epoxide resin as a dental composition.

Priority: DE19991061355 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17; WO2000EP10991 Applic. Date: 2000-11-07

Inventor: ENGELBRECHT JUERGEN [DE]; GROEGER GUNTHER [DE]; ZIEGLER WOLFRAM [DE]


Patent No.: US6881488B2  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Method for fabricating endodontic, orthodontic, and direct restorations having infused ceramic network

Applicant/Assignee: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/177430   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A ceramic network for endodontic, orthodontic or restorative materials infused with a monomer, glass or metal alloy. After infusion of the monomer, glass or metal alloy, the monomer, glass or metal alloy is treated to form with the ceramic network an interpenetrating network of improved wear, resistance and flexibility.

Priority: US1999-448050 Applic. Date: 1999-11-23; US1998-201455 Applic. Date: 1998-11-30; US1997-854805 Applic. Date: 1997-05-12; US1994-307455 Applic. Date: 1994-09-19

Inventor: GIORDANO RUSSELL A [US]


Patent No.: US6881725B2  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Method for treating pain

Applicant/Assignee: INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 10/355699   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a method of treating pain. The method comprises administering to a subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of a P2X receptor antagonist. The methods of the present invention are useful in reducing pain, such as traumatic pain, neuropathic pain, organ pain and pain associated with diseases. The P2X receptor antagonists particularly useful for this invention are mononucleoside polyphosphate derivatives or dinucleoside polyphosphate derivatives of general Formula I. The compounds of the present method can be used alone to treat pain. The compounds of the present method can also be used in conjunction with other therapeutic agents or adjunctive therapies commonly used to treat pain, thus enhancing the overall pain-reducing effect in a subject in need of such treatment.

Priority: US20020353213P Applic. Date: 2002-02-01

Inventor: YERXA BENJAMIN R [US]; PETERSON WARD M [US]; CREAN CHRISTOPHER S [US]


Patent No.: US6884423B1  Issued: 26/Apr/2005

Title: Antimicrobial histone H1 compositions, kits, and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PHILADELPHIA HEALTH AND EDUCATION CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/049753   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The invention includes antibiotic pharmaceutical compositions comprising eukaryotic histone H1 protein and methods of using eukaryotic histone H1 protein to kill or to inhibit the growth of microorganisms, including, but not limited to, human pathogenic bacteria. The invention further includes a eukaryotic histone H1-containing animal feed and methods of improving growth of an animal by supplying the feed to the animal. The invention still further includes a kit comprising a eukaryotic histone H1-containing antibiotic pharmaceutical composition and an instructional material which describes the use of the composition. In addition, the invention includes a vaccine comprising a eukaryotic histone H1 protein and a method of vaccinating an animal using the vaccine.

Priority: US1999-372500 Applic. Date: 1999-08-11; US19980096382P Applic. Date: 1998-08-13; WO2000US21747 Applic. Date: 2000-08-09

Inventor: CLASS REINER [DE]; ZEPPEZAUER MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6884425B2  Issued: 26/Apr/2005

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising an association between a compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179934   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition characterized in that it comprises an association between an elastase inhibitor compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one metalloproteinase inhibiting compound.

Priority: FR20010008433 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; MAHE YANN [FR]


Patent No.: US6884828B2  Issued: 26/Apr/2005

Title: Use of mixtures as impression or doubling compositions in the dental area

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH & CO. KG HERAEUS KULZER GMBH & CO.KG

Application No.: 10/185523   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A dental impression or doubling composition comprising A) alkoxysilyl-functional polyethers with linear or branched main chains with an average molecular weight (Mn) of 800 to 20,000, containing 20 to 95 weight percent of polyether groups and 0.2 to 25 weight percent of SIR<1>R<2>R<3 >alkoxysilyl groups, in which R<1>, R<2 >and R<3>, independently of one another, are hydrogen, alkyl or alkoxy, and 0 to 10 weight percent of urethane groups or 0 to 10 weight percent of urea groups, and B) a mixture, containing water and organic and/or inorganic acids in a ratio by weight of 1:0.01 to 1:40.

Priority: DE20011004079 Applic. Date: 2001-01-29; US2002-054211 Applic. Date: 2002-01-22

Inventor: SCHAUB MATTHIAS [DE]; FRECKMANN MICHAEL [DE]; URBAS HOLGER [DE]


Patent No.: US6887920B2  Issued: 03/May/2005

Title: Fillings and composite dental materials containing the fillings

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/168542   Filing Date: 02/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a filler which has high water resistance and high acid resistance, and high releasing abilities of ions such as fluorine ions, and can maintain high aesthetic appreciation for a long period of time, and a dental composite material comprising the filler, excellent in water resistance, acid resistance, ion releasability and aesthetic appreciation.

Priority: JP20000335888 Applic. Date: 2000-11-02; WO2001JP09579 Applic. Date: 2001-11-01

Inventor: OHTSUKI JUNICHI [JP]; KITA HIROTAKA [JP]; OKADA KOICHI [JP]; OHARA YASUJIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6890177B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Method and device for the retraction and hemostasis of tissue during crown and bridge procedures

Applicant/Assignee: CENTRIX, INC

Application No.: 10/307695   Filing Date: 02/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A method and a device for effecting the cordless retraction of the gingival sulcus tissue prior to the taking of an impression of a tooth for making a crown or bridge which is attained by controlling any bleeding in the gingival sulcus area, and utilizing a dental dam preferably formed of a sponge or foam like material to contain an astringent fortified silicone impression material embedded about the prepared tooth, and using the patient's biting force to apply the necessary pressure onto the dam until the silicone impression material sets and adheres to the dam to enhance easy removal of the set impression material from the tooth. The dam is formed to accommodate either the posterior teeth or the anterior teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: DRAGAN WILLIAM B [US]


Patent No.: US6890234B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: LED cross-linkable phosphor coating

Applicant/Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Application No.: 10/837735   Filing Date: 03/May/2004

Abstract:

A light source ( 10 ) includes a light emitting component ( 32 ), such as a UV/blue light emitting diode or laser diode coated with a layer ( 60 ) of a phosphor material ( 64 ). The phosphor material converts a portion of the light emitted by the light emitting component to light of a longer wavelength, such as yellow light. The thickness d of the layer varies across the light emitting component in relation to the intensity of light emitted by the light emitting component. This maintains a uniform color of the emission from the light source while minimizing the loss in light intensity (brightness) due to the presence of the phosphor.

Priority: US2000-633527 Applic. Date: 2000-08-07

Inventor: BORTSCHELLER JACOB C [US]; WOJNAROWSKI ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US6890567B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Sensate composition imparting initial sensation upon contact

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (USA)

Application No.: 10/625074   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a sensate composition including at least one cooling sensate, warming sensate and tingling sensate. The tingling sensate is at least one of Jambu Oleoresin and Spilanthol. The present invention is further directed to a method of using the sensate composition in a food, pharmaceutical or personal care product.

Priority: US2000-498592 Applic. Date: 2000-02-04

Inventor: NAKATSU TETSUO [US]; MAZEIKO PETER J [US]; LUPO JR ANDREW T [US]; GREEN CARTER B [US]; MANLEY CHARLES H [US]; SPENCE DAVID J [US]; OHTA HIDEAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6890900B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Methods for treating or preventing diseases of the oral cavity

Applicant/Assignee: CAMPINA MELKUNIE B.V CAMPINA B.V

Application No.: 10/263723   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2002

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: US2001-854930 Applic. Date: 2001-05-15

Inventor: BRAUN STEVEN D [US]; NIMMAGUDDA RAM [US]


Patent No.: US6893259B1  Issued: 17/May/2005

Title: Oral hygiene device and method of use therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/795816   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2004

Abstract:

An oral hygiene device including, in combination, a system for relatively effortlessly and effectively cleansing dental, inter-dental, gingival and deep-gum surfaces and crevices, and a convenient teeth bleaching system that may be selectively implemented following cleansing of the oral surfaces, wherein the present invention may be utilized in conjunction with, or in lieu of, conventional brushing and/or flossing practices.

Priority:

Inventor: REIZENSON IGOR [US]


Patent No.: US6893665B2  Issued: 17/May/2005

Title: Formulations for treating or preventing mucositis

Applicant/Assignee: ORAPHARMA, INC

Application No.: 10/007197   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Mucositis is treated and/or prevented by administrating to a patient a formulation comprising a tetracycline that is poorly absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract. The tetracycline may be in the form of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a base. The formulations may optionally also contain an antifungal agent to prevent fungal overgrowth due to reduction in the normal oral flora by the tetracycline. Such compositions have the advantage of treating the entire gastro-intestinal tract since the active ingredient is not removed from the tract via absorption. Further, such compositions minimize systemic exposure and accompanying side effects.

Priority: US2000-661836 Applic. Date: 2000-09-14; US19990153892P Applic. Date: 1999-09-14

Inventor: LAWTER JAMES RONALD [US]; COMISKEY STEPHEN J [US]


Patent No.: US6894144B1  Issued: 17/May/2005

Title: Two-constituent elastomer materials based on alkyl aziridine comprising a catalyst constituent that contains a boric acid complex

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/070376   Filing Date: 06/May/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to elastomer materials based on N-alkylaziridino compounds with a base component which contains the aziridino compounds and with a catalyst component which contains at least one acid-acting compound, both components being mixed before use, characterized in that, as acid-acting compound of the catalyst component, one or more boric acid complexes are used which can be obtained by reaction of boric acid and/or a boric acid derivative with at least one OH-functional compound, the OH functions being able to be present wholly or partly protected, and this reaction being carried out either as an upstream reaction between boric acid and/or a boric acid derivative and at least one such OH-functional compound or during or after the preparation of the catalyst component or by mixing the catalyst component with the base component which then contains at least one OH-functional compound. The elastomer materials are preferably used as dental impression materials, bite-registration materials and doubling materials.

Priority: DE19991042459 Applic. Date: 1999-09-06; WO2000EP08568 Applic. Date: 2000-09-01

Inventor: ZECH JOACHIM [DE]; ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]; FUEHRER CORNELIA [DE]; GANGNUS BERND [DE]; ROMBACH ANDREAS [DE]; GASSER OSWALD [DE]; KLETTKE THOMAS [DE]; WANEK ERICH [DE]


Patent No.: US6895624B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

Title: Powered tongue cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/094141   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A portable, hand-held device is employed to clean the tongue. The device includes a housing configured to be grasped by a user during a tongue cleaning procedure, a fibrous brush configured to clean tongue surfaces as the brush is moved against the surface of the tongue, and a motor assembly configured to vibrate the brush as the brush is moved against the surface of the tongue. The brush has a height that is substantially less than the width thereof, such that the configuration of the brush minimizes the elicitation of a gag reflex when the device is used to clean the tongue.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6895718B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

Title: Construction unit mounting system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/360740   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A system for mounting a prefabricated construction unit in an aperture in a building structure comprises a plurality of clips. The clips have exterior ends adapted to be affixed to a frame of the construction unit and interior ends adapted to be affixed to the building structure. The exterior ends may be bent to provide deep grooves which receive a flange of the construction unit. The clips permit a construction unit to be installed without the need for a worker to insert fasteners through the flange from outside the building structure.

Priority:

Inventor: MOFFATT ANDREW MARK [CA]


Patent No.: US6896519B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

Title: Method of oral transmucosal delivery of a therapeutic agent

Applicant/Assignee: CHEN & CHEN, LLC

Application No.: 10/229365   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A mouthpad for cleaning teeth and oral transmucosal drug delivery has a U-shaped plate sized to cover substantially only the biting surfaces of upper and lower teeth of a 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. Alternatively, using fluids containing drugs for rinsing while biting on the plate can deliver drugs through the oral mucosa. A method of cleaning teeth and delivering drugs through oral mucosa using a plate positioned between the upper and lower teeth is also disclosed.

Priority: US2001-744138 Applic. Date: 2001-01-19; US19980094316P Applic. Date: 1998-07-27; WO1999US16256 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23

Inventor: CHEN LINGJUN [US]; CHEN SHUQI [US]


Patent No.: US6896884B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

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

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITEIT VA AMSTERDAM

Application No.: 09/977827   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2001

Abstract:

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

Priority: US1999-343623 Applic. Date: 1999-06-30; US1995-486839 Applic. Date: 1995-06-07

Inventor: AERTS JOHANNES MARIA FRANCISCU [NL]


Patent No.: US6899901B2  Issued: 31/May/2005

Title: Sensate composition imparting initial sensation upon contact

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (USA)

Application No.: 10/464149   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a sensate composition including at least one cooling sensate, warming sensate and tingling sensate. The tingling sensate is at least one of Jambu Oleoresin and Spilanthol. The present invention is further directed to a method of using the sensate composition in a food, pharmaceutical or personal care product.

Priority: US2000-498592 Applic. Date: 2000-02-04

Inventor: NAKATSU TETSUO [US]; MAZEIKO PETER J [US]; LUPO JR ANDREW T [US]; GREEN CARTER B [US]; MANLEY CHARLES H [US]; SPENCE DAVID J [US]; OHTA HIDEAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6899948B2  Issued: 31/May/2005

Title: Dental materials with nano-sized silica particles

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/122767   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A dental material comprising a hardenable resin and silica particles dispersed within the hardenable resin, wherein the silica particles have an average diameter of less than about 200 nm and are present in an amount greater than about 40 wt % of the weight of the dental material. The dental material may further comprise a heavy metal oxide. The dental material can be used as dental adhesives, artificial crowns, anterior or posterior fillings, casting materials, cavity liners, cements, coating compositions, mill blanks, orthodontic devices, restoratives, prostheses, and sealants.

Priority: US1999-428937 Applic. Date: 1999-10-28

Inventor: ZHANG XIAODONG [US]; KOLB BRANT ULRICK [US]; HANGGI DOUGLAS ALAN [US]; CRAIG BRADLEY DENE [US]


Patent No.: US6900251B2  Issued: 31/May/2005

Title: Dental materials based on acrylic-ester phosphonic acids

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 10/606142   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Acrylic ester phosphonic acids of general formula (I), stereoisomers thereof and mixtures of these, wherein n is 1 or 2, on the condition that for n=1 R<1 >has the meaning and for n=2 R<1 >has the meaning R<2 >is a C1 to C12 alkylene radical, C4-C8 cycloalkylene radical or C7 to C15 alkylene phenylene radical

R<3 >is hydrogen, a C1 to C5 alkyl radical or a C1 to C5 O-alkyl radical

and R<4>, R<5>, independently of each other, each stand for a C1 to C5 alkyl radical or a C1 to C5 O-alkyl radical.

Priority: DE20021028540 Applic. Date: 2002-06-26; DE20021034326 Applic. Date: 2002-07-26

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LT]; SALZ ULRICH [DE]; ZEUNER FRANK [LT]; ZIMMERMANN JOERG [AT]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LT]; ANGERMANN JORG [AT]; FISCHER URS KARL [CH]


Patent No.: US6902075B2  Issued: 07/Jun/2005

Title: Container closure

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/359287   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A one-component seal and wadding system ( 1 ) for a screw-cap includes a seal ( 3 ) having lower layers ( 4,5 ) forming an induction heating sealable system for attaching the seal ( 3 ) to the neck of a container, a seal substrate ( 6 ) including a free tab ( 50 ) lying wholly within the circumference of the seal, a layer of liner ( 2 ), and an attachment element ( 10,11,12 ) including a release layer ( 11 ) for attaching the seal substrate ( 7 ) including the tab ( 50 ) to the wadding ( 2 ).

Priority: EP20020250852 Applic. Date: 2002-02-07

Inventor: O'BRIEN DAVID JOHN [GB]; SACHS VICTOR [GB]; SMELKO JOSEPH [CA]; THORSTENSEN-WOLL ROBERT WILLIA [CA]


Patent No.: US6902321B2  Issued: 07/Jun/2005

Title: Bag having cursor-actuated complementary closure strips with additional leakproofing structure

Applicant/Assignee: S2F FLEXICO

Application No.: 09/948551   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2001

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; US2000-462101 Applic. Date: 2000-01-13

Inventor: BOIS HENRI [FR]


Patent No.: US6903105B2  Issued: 07/Jun/2005

Title: Sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/367947   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to pyrazinoylguanidine compounds represented by formula (I): where at least one of R<3 >and R<4 >is a group represented by formula (A): where the other structural groups are defined herein. The present invention also includes a variety of methods of treatment using these sodium channel blockers.

Priority:

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US6904870B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Products and methods for improving animal dental hygiene

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 10/473565   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2003

Abstract:

Products and methods for reducing tartar on the teeth of a pet are provided. In an embodiment, a chewable product that enhances dental hygiene in a pet is provided comprising a body having a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase in such a proportion so that the force required to penetrate the product is greater than an anticipated bite force exerted by the pet during a normal biting event, and below the maximum force that the pet may periodically exert.

Priority: WO2002EP03430 Applic. Date: 2002-03-26; US20010280064P Applic. Date: 2001-03-30

Inventor: RUSSELL-MAYNARD JOHN [FR]; DAUTREMONT CHRISTOPHE [FR]; MARIMA EL [FR]; FERNANDES PAULO [FR]


Patent No.: US6905015B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Tool case with cover member support

Applicant/Assignee: ALL TRADE TOOLS LLC

Application No.: 10/228016   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A portable tool case is disclosed that may be displayed in numerous orientations using a cover member of the tool case as a support. The cover member that may be rotated into a support position to support the tool case on a surface. The cover member may comprise a pair of covers that are manipulated into an easel, display or table orientation.

Priority:

Inventor: HERNANDEZ JR HECTOR R [US]; ROMEO VINCENT S [US]


Patent No.: US6905335B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Dental renewal kit and method for renewing a patient's teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/289700   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A kit includes a group of predetermined components for enabling a dental hygienist or technician to perform non-invasive dental renewal procedures. The kit includes one or more abrasive devices, one or more restorative compositions, and one or more delivery tips for applying the restorative compositions. The abrasive device comprises one or more of a low-speed dental bur, a prophylaxis cup, brush, paste or jet. The kit may also include a delivery device, e.g., a syringe, or a storage device for storing the restorative composition.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6905673B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Oral care kits and compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTOR & GAMBLE COMPANY THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 10/242012   Filing Date: 12/Sep/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: US2002-084898 Applic. Date: 2002-02-28; 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.: US6905694B1  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Hydrophobically modified polysaccharide in personal care products

Applicant/Assignee: HERCULES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 08/855779   Filing Date: 12/May/1997

Abstract:

A personal care composition is composed of: (a) from about 0.1% to about 99% by weight of a vehicle system which comprises a hydrophobically modified nonionic water soluble polysaccharide polymer which comprises a water soluble polysaccharide polymer backbone and a hydrophobic moiety selected from the group consisting of 3-alkoxy-2-hydroxypropyl group wherein the allyl moiety is a straight or branch chain having 2-6 carbon atoms, C3-C7 alky aryl alkyl, alkyl aryl groups and mixtures thereof, wherein the ratio of the hydrophilic portion to the hydrophobic portion of the polymer is from about 2:1 to 1000:1, and (b) at least one other personal care ingredient. This compostion can be used in a wide range of personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair coloring and styling agents, soaps, body washing agents, underarm products, lubricating agents, oral care products, denture adhesives, sunscreen agents, make-up products, and the like.

Priority:

Inventor: MODI JASHAWANT J [US]


Patent No.: US6907889B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Non-crystalline saliva-soluble coatings for elastomeric monofilament dental tapes

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TAPE PARTNERS, LLC

Application No.: 10/613692   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2003

Abstract:

An improved dental tape treated with a substantive coating containing a crystal control substance, wherein said coating is: saliva soluble, substantially crystal-free, with a flaking value of less than about 20 and a release value of about 100.

Priority: US2001-935921 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23; US20010263220P Applic. Date: 2001-01-22

Inventor: BROWN DALE G [US]


Patent No.: US6907893B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Appliance for treating articles, particularly nursing bottles and accessories

Applicant/Assignee: BAY-B RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD

Application No.: 10/408682   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2003

Abstract:

Appliance ( 100 ) having a housing ( 101 ) of compact dimensions wherein articles, particularly nursing bottles ( 123, 179 ) and accessories ( 119 ), are treated inside a chamber ( 1 ). Treatment is achieved with dosed amounts of fresh water retrieved from a fresh water tank ( 7 ), by successive cycles of washing, rinsing, and sterilizing. The treatment cycles use additives and high-speed jets of heated liquid and of steam, which are filtered for repeated use. At the end of the treatment, liquids are purged to a wastewater tank ( 33 ). Self-treatment of the appliance is provided by use of the same treatment cycles. The appliance is independent of external water supply, portable and automatic for use in situ, where electricity supply is available.

Priority: US20020372392P Applic. Date: 2002-04-09

Inventor: EISENBERG AVI [IL]; WEINSTEIN YECHIEL [IL]


Patent No.: US6908113B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Tamper-evident label

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATORIES MERCK SHARP AND DOHME-CHIBRET, SNC

Application No.: 10/219539   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A tamper-evident label suitable for placement onto a container and cap assembly. The label may be characterized as a planar sheet having a tear strip that divides upper and lower panels. The lower panel of the label attaches to the container, while the upper panel, defined by at least one tab, and preferably two tabs, is attached to the cap. To open the container and cap assembly, the tear strip is pulled across the label to separate the two panels of the label. Thereafter, the cap may be removed from the container to reveal the contents of the container.

Priority: US20010312634P Applic. Date: 2001-08-15

Inventor: CHADUC ALAIN [FR]; NAUDAN OLIVIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6908607B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Dental bleaching gel composition and activator

Applicant/Assignee: ADDENT INC

Application No.: 10/303273   Filing Date: 25/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A dental bleaching gel composition having a long shelf life for use with an activator system to cause accelerated bleaching action over a shortened time period of a peroxide bleaching agent in the bleaching gel composition when applied upon a tooth surface for cosmetically whitening the tooth and/or for the treatment of stains or discolorations.

Priority: US2001-767384 Applic. Date: 2001-01-23

Inventor: BANERJEE ABHIJIT [US]; FRIEDMAN JOSHUA [US]


Patent No.: US6908623B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

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

Applicant/Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/717251   Filing Date: 19/Nov/2003

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: US2002-120940 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10; US1999-412821 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; US19980103117P Applic. Date: 1998-10-05

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


Patent No.: US6908921B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Quinoxalinone derivatives as bradykinin B1 antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK & CO., INC

Application No.: 10/614539   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2003

Abstract:

2-Quinoxalinone derivatives are bradykinin B1 antagonists or inverse agonists useful in the treatment or prevention of symptoms such as pain and inflammation associated with the bradykinin B1 pathway.

Priority: US20020433146P Applic. Date: 2002-12-13

Inventor: SU DAI-SHI [US]; BOCK MARK G [US]


Patent No.: US6908953B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Polymerizable compositions based on epoxides

Applicant/Assignee: ESPE DENTAL AG

Application No.: 10/389814   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to polymerizable dental compositions containing (a) 3 to 80 wt. % of cycloaliphatic epoxides

b) 0 to 80 wt. % of an epoxide or a mixture of epoxides which are different from a)

c) 3 to 85 wt. % of a filler material

d) 0.01 to 25 wt. % of initiators, inhibitors and/or accelerators

e) 0 to 25 wt. % of auxiliary agents, the individual percentages of which are in relation to the total weight. The new polymerizable agents are particularly suited as dental material.

Priority: DE19961048283 Applic. Date: 1996-11-21; US2001-759455 Applic. Date: 2001-01-16; US1998-101867 Applic. Date: 1998-09-21

Inventor: WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]; GASSER OSWALD [DE]; GUGGENBERGER RAINER [DE]; LECHNER GUNTHER [DE]; SOGLOWEK WOLFGANG [DE]; ZECH JOACHIM [DE]


Patent No.: US6909360B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Flashlight adapted for use with a plastic beverage bottle to form a signaling torch

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/642748   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2003

Abstract:

A barrel of a flashlight has a front barrel portion defining a front receiving space, and a rear barrel portion connected to the front barrel portion and defining a rear receiving space for receiving a battery unit. A lamp is disposed in a reflector retained in the front receiving space of the front barrel portion. A conductor unit is disposed in the barrel and establishes electrical connection between the lamp and the battery unit. A coupling sleeve has a front coupling section formed with an internally threaded surface for engaging an externally threaded mouth of a light-transmissible bottle body of a plastic beverage bottle, a rear coupling section mounted securely on the front barrel portion, and an intermediate section interconnecting the front and rear coupling sections. A lens piece is mounted in the intermediate section of the coupling sleeve.

Priority: TW20010200694U Applic. Date: 2001-11-26

Inventor: CHEN KAN-YI [TW]


Patent No.: US6910411B2  Issued: 28/Jun/2005

Title: Drilling fluid recovery and cuttings processing system

Applicant/Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/424297   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A drill cuttings slurry process system is disclosed for defluidizing earth drill cuttings, thereby extracting valuable drilling additives and returning them to the drilling system while producing a dense, drier material which may be discharged directly in the environment at or near the well being drilled or chemically treated for distillation and/or better dissolution into the environment, thereby reducing, cost in transportation and environmental treatment chemicals thus reducing environmental contamination. The system comprising a cuttings press having solids/fluids separation a dryer and/or a retort for flashing off any residual petroleum residue and moisture, a fines grinder and a chemical injection system.

The retort including an analyzer system for weighing and determining rate of throughput and analyzing the cuttings for residual petroleum residue content prior to discharge to environment or further refinement prior to reinjection into the well or transport to environmental depository sites.

Priority: US2001-906944 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US1999-454081 Applic. Date: 1999-12-03; US1996-713604 Applic. Date: 1996-09-13

Inventor: REDDOCH JEFFREY [US]


Patent No.: US6911431B1  Issued: 28/Jun/2005

Title: Pharmaceutical angiostatic dipeptide compositions and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: MELMOTTE, INC

Application No.: 09/506430   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods of inhibiting neovascularization in a subject by administering to the subject a pharmaceutical preparation of R'-Glu-Trp-R''.

Priority: US1999-260190 Applic. Date: 1999-03-01; US1996-614764 Applic. Date: 1996-03-13; US1995-538701 Applic. Date: 1995-10-03; US1995-401653 Applic. Date: 1995-03-09; US1994-278463 Applic. Date: 1994-07-21; US1995-370838 Applic. Date: 1995-01-10; US1994-257495 Applic. Date: 1994-06-07; US1993-075842 Applic. Date: 1993-06-10; US1991-678129 Applic. Date: 1991-04-01; US1991-783518 Applic. Date: 1991-10-28; US1989-415283 Applic. Date: 1989-08-30

Inventor: GREEN LAWRENCE R [US]; BLASECKI JOHN W [US]


Patent No.: US6913608B2  Issued: 05/Jul/2005

Title: Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair

Applicant/Assignee: VIACOR, INC

Application No.: 10/004474   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A novel system for performing a heart valve annuloplasty. The system involves the use of a plication band. In one embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by constriction of the plication band itself. More particularly, each plication band enters the tissue at two or more points which are spaced from one other by a distance which is dictated by the geometry of the plication band. Subsequent constriction of the plication band causes these points to move toward each other, thereby constricting the tissue trapped between these points and thus reducing the overall circumference of the valve annulus.

In a second embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by linking multiple plication bands to one other, using a linkage construct, and then using a shortening of the length of the linkage construct between each plication band so as to gather the tissue between each plication band, whereby to reduce the overall circumference of the valve annulus.

Priority: US2001-888282 Applic. Date: 2001-06-22; US20000242466P Applic. Date: 2000-10-23

Inventor: LIDDICOAT JOHN R [US]; LAMBRECHT GREGORY H [US]; STREETER RICHARD B [US]; WOOLFSON STEVEN B [US]


Patent No.: US6913656B2  Issued: 05/Jul/2005

Title: High gold alloy for porcelain fused to metal dental restorations

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT, INC

Application No.: 10/638833   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2003

Abstract:

An alloy is provided for dental porcelain fused to metal restorations, having a rich gold color and light oxide coating for bonding the porcelain to the cast alloy substrate. The alloy has suitable mechanical properties for the support of the porcelain and is readily polished to a bright sheen. The alloy includes from 96 to 98 weight % Au with up to 3 weight % Pt, Pd, Ru, Ir, or combinations thereof and 0 to 1.5 wt % In, Sn, Fe, Mn, Cu, B, or combinations thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: DASGUPTA TRIDIB [US]; INGERSOLL CLYDE [US]


Patent No.: US6916858B2  Issued: 12/Jul/2005

Title: Dental adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/219740   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A one-pack type dental adhesive composition that does not require a pre-treatment such as an etching treatment and a priming treatment and can surely adhere a dental restoration material to a tooth structure and keep an adhesive effect over a long period of time, comprised of a polymerizable composition containing (a) 1 (approx.) 5% by weight of a polymerizable monomer containing a phosphoric acid group, (b) 10 (approx.) 40% by weight of a polymerizable monomer containing a plurality of carboxyl groups in one molecule, or being readily reactive with water to generate a plurality of carboxyl groups in one molecule, (c) 20 (approx.) 40% by weight of an acid group-free polymerizable monomer or a mixture of two or more acid group-free polymerizable monomers, both having a solubility of water at 25 DEG C.

of 25% by weight or less, and (d) 15 (approx.) 50% by weight of water, with (e) 0.1 (approx.) 5.0 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the polymerizable composition, of a photo-polymerization initiator and (f) a viscosity modifier having a mean particle size of 0.01 (approx.) 0.05 mum, the dental adhesive composition having a viscosity of 0.1 (approx.) 1 Pa.s.

Priority: JP20010261943 Applic. Date: 2001-08-30

Inventor: KOJIMA SHINICHI [JP]; ARITA AKISHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6919343B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: N-biphenyl(substituted methyl) aminocycloalkane-carboxamide derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK & CO., INC

Application No.: 10/354674   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2003

Abstract:

N-Biphenyl(substituted methyl)aminocycloalkanecarboxamide derivatives are bradykinin B1 antagonists or inverse agonists useful in the treatment or prevention of symptoms such as pain and inflammation associated with the bradykinin B1 pathway.

Priority: US20020355062P Applic. Date: 2002-02-08; US20020410172P Applic. Date: 2002-09-12

Inventor: WOOD MICHAEL R [US]; ANTHONY NEVILLE J [US]; BOCK MARK G [US]; FENG DONG-MEI [US]; KUDUK SCOTT D [US]; SU DAI-SHI [US]; WAI JENNY MIU-CHUN [US]


Patent No.: US6919347B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: Bradykinin B1 receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: PHARMACOPEIA, INC PHARMACOPEIA DRUG DISCOVERY, INC

Application No.: 10/046616   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Bradykinin B1-receptor antagonists of formula are disclosed. The compounds are useful for treating diseases associated with inappropriate bradykinin receptor activity, such as diabetic vasculopathy, inflammation, pain, hyperalgesia, asthma, rhinitis, septic shock, atherosclerosis and multiple sclerosis. Pyrimidines, triazines, and anilines in which Q is imidazolyl or pyrrolyl are particularly preferred.

Priority: WO2000US19185 Applic. Date: 2000-07-14; US19990143990P Applic. Date: 1999-07-15

Inventor: OHLMEYER MICHAEL H J [US]; BALDWIN JOHN J [US]; DOLLE III ROLAND E [US]; PARADKAR VIDYADHAR [US]; QUINTERO JORGE GABRIEL [US]; PAN GONGHUA [US]


Patent No.: US6919386B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: Polyether based preparations and the use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/181358   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to preparations, containing (A) 30 to 56 wt.-% aziridino polyethers with a cyclic polyether content lower than 5.0 wt.-%

(B) 30 to 45 wt.-% compounds which effect a softening of the cured dental materials

(C) 10 to 15 wt.-% filler

(D) 4 to 10 wt.-% further active ingredients

with the provisos that the weight ratio between constituents (A) and (C) to the compounds of constituent (B) is 1.2 to 2.1

constituent (B) consists of compounds with molar masses lower than 500 g/mol (B1) and of trisacylesters of glycerol of non-animal origin with molar masses between 500 to 2000 g/mol (B2) as well as of compounds with molar masses greater than 2000 g/mol (B3) and the weight ratio between (B1) and (B3) is 1:0.8 to 1:2.3, as well as their use.

Priority: DE20001001747 Applic. Date: 2000-01-17; WO2001EP00395 Applic. Date: 2001-01-15

Inventor: WANEK ERICH [DE]; ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]; ROAS PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6921264B2  Issued: 26/Jul/2005

Title: Implant to be implanted in bone tissue or in bone tissue supplemented with bone substitute material

Applicant/Assignee: WOODWELDING AG

Application No.: 10/661692   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2003

Abstract:

An implant ( 1 ) to be implanted in bone tissue, e.g. a dental implant or an implant for an orthopedic application, comprises surface regions ( 4 ) of a first type which have e.g. osseo-integrative, inflammation-inhibiting, infection-combating and/or growth-promoting properties, and surface regions ( 8 ) of a second type which consist of a material being liquefiable by mechanical oscillation. The implant is positioned in an opening of e.g. a jawbone and then mechanical oscillations, e.g. ultrasound is applied to it while it is pressed against the bone. The liquefiable material is such liquefied at least partly and is pressed into unevennesses and pores of the surrounding bone tissue where after resolidification it forms a positive-fit connection between the implant and the bone tissue.

The surface regions of the two types are arranged and dimensioned such that, during implantation, the liquefied material does not flow or flows only to a clinically irrelevant degree over the surface regions of the first type such enabling the biologically integrative properties of these surface regions to start acting directly after implantation. The implant achieves with the help of the named positive fit a very good (primary) stability, i.e. it can be loaded immediately after implantation. By this, negative effects of non-loading are prevented and relative movements between implant and bone tissue are reduced to physiological measures and therefore have an osseo-integration promoting effect.

Priority: CH20020001452 Applic. Date: 2002-08-23; US2003-417645 Applic. Date: 2003-04-17

Inventor: MAYER JORG [CH]; AESCHLIMANN MARCEL [CH]; TORRIANI LAURENT [CH]


Patent No.: US6921301B2  Issued: 26/Jul/2005

Title: Blade-contact socket

Applicant/Assignee: LUMBERG CONNECT GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/797472   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A contact assembly for a contact blade has two outer sheet-metal combs of generally identical shape and each unitarily formed with a longitudinally throughgoing base strip lying in a respective base plane and having a pair of longitudinal edges and a plurality of forks each having a pair of contact arms projecting transversely from one of the edges of the respective base strip generally parallel to each other and to the respective base plane. The arms of each fork are spaced transversely of the respective base plane from each other and define a mouth open parallel to the respective base plane away from the respective one edge. The base strips are transversely juxtaposed with the mouths aligned and forming a blade-receiving slot open parallel to the base planes and with the forks of one of the combs interleaved with the forks of the other of the combs.

Priority: DE20031010899 Applic. Date: 2003-03-11

Inventor: CONRAD WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US6921409B2  Issued: 26/Jul/2005

Title: Tongue cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/853104   Filing Date: 10/May/2001

Abstract:

A tongue cleaning device having an elongated planar member integrally formed of a flexible material and defining a handle portion and a head portion. The head portion is adapted to be pressed with the tongue against a top surface of a user's mouth to conform the head portion to the shape thereof. The cleaning portion includes a first layer and a second layer where the first layer is the head portion of the elongated member and the second layer is backing material. The cleaning portion includes a plurality of cleaning projections protruding outwardly from the second layer. The handle potion is made of deformable material for deforming around a user's teeth and has periphery sized and shaped to fit within a roof of the user's mouth.

Priority: US20000203373P Applic. Date: 2000-05-10

Inventor: RICHARD JAMES R [US]


Patent No.: US6922478B1  Issued: 26/Jul/2005

Title: Method for verifying the authenticity of an image recorded in a person identifying process

Applicant/Assignee: ZN VISION TECHNOLOGIES AG

Application No.: 09/623985   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for verifying the authenticity of an image recorded in a person identifying process and belonging to a person to be identified, the method comprising the steps of recording a sequence of consecutive individual images of the person and determining the authenticity of the recorded image if at least in two consecutive individual images of the sequence intrinsic movements are detected, i.e. movements which are carried out by the person to be identified consciously or unconsciously and without changes in his or her center of gravity.

Priority: DE19981010792 Applic. Date: 1998-03-12; WO1999EP01600 Applic. Date: 1999-03-11

Inventor: KONEN WOLFGANG [DE]; BRAUCKMANN MICHAEL [DE]; LIEBETRAU ANDRE [DE]


Patent No.: US6923760B2  Issued: 02/Aug/2005

Title: Endoscopic auditory canal cleaning apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: CODEN CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/679519   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2003

Abstract:

An endoscopic cleaning device capable of properly removing wet cerumen from an auditory canal while the interior of an auditory canal is illuminated. The device allows an image of the interior of the auditory canal to be acquired while the auditory canal is being cleaned. The device has an ear picking main body that also serves as a light guide to provide the illumination. The ear picking main body rotates about a light guide containing the micro lens used to acquire the image, so that the image remains stable. The ear picking main body is inserted through a removable, elastically deformable tubular ear picking part having a through hole and an outer layer made of fibrous material. In this way light can be delivered to the end of the ear picking main body, and the fibrous material of the ear picking part can be used to remove wet cerumen.

Priority: JP20030162942 Applic. Date: 2003-06-06

Inventor: KODA YOSHIHARU [JP]; KODA KOJIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6924266B2  Issued: 02/Aug/2005

Title: NTP-peptides and method for removal of tumors

Applicant/Assignee: NYMOX CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/153334   Filing Date: 24/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to methods of treating conditions requiring removal or destruction of harmful or unwanted cells in a patient, such as benign and malignant tumors, using peptides derived from the amino acid sequences of neural thread proteins and related molecules.

Priority: US20010293156P Applic. Date: 2001-05-25

Inventor: AVERBACK PAUL [CA]


Patent No.: US6924325B2  Issued: 02/Aug/2005

Title: Silver-containing dental composition

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/177055   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A dental composition comprising a silver-containing ceramic having antimicrobial and color stabilizing properties and methods for using the composition. The composition comprises a silver-containing glass powder or a silver-containing zeolite powder, at least one monomer having at least one ethylenically unsaturated group, and a polymerization initiator system. Other components, such as a filler, may also be included. The inventive composition possesses antimicrobial properties and exhibits excellent mechanical properties upon curing. Additionally, when the polymerization initiator is a two-part redox initiator system, the composition has improved color stability. The inventive composition can be used as a dental restorative composition, an endodontic composition, an orthodontic composition, and/or a prosthetic composition.

Priority:

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: USD508148S1  Issued: 02/Aug/2005

Title: Dental cleaning tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 29/173845   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Priority:

Inventor: NUDO ALEXANDER S [US]


Patent No.: US6926457B2  Issued: 09/Aug/2005

Title: Depilatory wax applicator

Applicant/Assignee: PHYTOLAB, S.L

Application No.: 10/856411   Filing Date: 28/May/2004

Abstract:

An applicator including a wax container reservoir, acting at the same time as a handle, at the mouth of which there is a head attached which, acting as the applicator means proper, centers its features around the fact that, after a sector for attachment to the container reservoir neck, said applicator incorporates a gradually but noticeably narrowing area in order to achieve a parallel restriction of the flow of wax to the outlet end, where an inner rib is established that in turn produces a second pronounced narrowing, defining a slotted hole, which generates a laminar flow for the wax towards an externally concave arched vane which facilitates the application of the wax onto the user's body, said arched vane being encompassed by two triangular side partition walls that also act as lateral constraints for the wax during its application.

Priority: WO2001ES00468 Applic. Date: 2001-11-29

Inventor: VIDAL ESMORIS RAUL [ES]


Patent No.: US6926944B2  Issued: 09/Aug/2005

Title: Door opening trim weather strip for motor vehicle

Applicant/Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/721755   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A door opening trim weather strip for a motor vehicle, which can be readily attached to a flange provided in a door opening portion of a vehicle body and is difficult to be pulled thereoff. The door opening trim weather strip includes a trim portion in which the flange is adapted to be inserted, and a seal portion for sealing between the door opening portion and a vehicle door. The trim portion includes a plurality of outer flange holding lips which respectively extend from an outer side wall of the trim portion, and two inner flange holding lips which respectively extend from an inner side wall of the trim portion.

Each of the two inner flange holding lip has a connecting part which obliquely extends from the inner side wall toward an open mouth of the trim portion, and a main part which extends from an extending end of the connecting part obliquely toward the bottom wall of the trim portion, thereby defining a generally inverted v-shaped cross-section.

Priority: JP20020343291 Applic. Date: 2002-11-27

Inventor: WATANABE HIROYA [US]


Patent No.: US6927031B2  Issued: 09/Aug/2005

Title: Methods for identifying polypeptide factors interacting with RNA

Applicant/Assignee: RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/122675   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods of screening for target polypeptides that bind to RNA, using affinity purification methods, and the use of such target polypeptide for drug discovery and in methods of treating and preventing disease, e.g., HCV infection.

Priority:

Inventor: LU HENRY [US]; LI WEIQUN [US]; ANDERSON DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6929004B1  Issued: 16/Aug/2005

Title: Medicament carrier

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/031261   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2002

Abstract:

There is provided a carrier comprising a sheet ( 10 ) having a first portion and a second portion

a retainer ( 20 ) in said first portion for containment of product

a fold in said second portion such that the second portion is foldable towards said retainer to form a cover therefor

and a join between said cover and the retainer. The carrier is suitable for the containment of a range of different products, particularly medicaments.

Priority: WO2000EP03518 Applic. Date: 2000-04-19; GB19990009357 Applic. Date: 1999-04-24

Inventor: BONNEY STANLEY GEORGE [GB]; DAVIES MICHAEL BIRSHA [GB]; GODFREY JAMES WILLIAM [GB]; HAGLUND SYLVIA MARIA [GB]; RAND PAUL KENNETH [GB]


Patent No.: US6929157B2  Issued: 16/Aug/2005

Title: Multiple use dental viscous material dispenser

Applicant/Assignee: CONFI-DENTAL PRODUCTS CO

Application No.: 10/373179   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A viscous material dispenser, and dispenser system and kit, can include a dispenser without a dispensing tip and one or a plurality of separate dispensing tips that are removably attachable to the dispenser. The dispenser can be used with many different types of viscous material containing capsules and cartridges, such as those containing composites, dental cements, glass ionomers and the like. In embodiments, the dispenser can incorporate an integral activator for multi-component composition cartridges, such as glass ionomer cartridges.

Priority:

Inventor: ORECCHIA MIKE [US]; TAYLOR RICK [US]


Patent No.: US6929790B2  Issued: 16/Aug/2005

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

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

Application No.: 10/179312   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2002

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: US2000-506662 Applic. Date: 2000-02-17; US1998-077249 Applic. Date: 1998-06-10; US1996-736356 Applic. Date: 1996-10-23; WO1997US19598 Applic. Date: 1997-10-23

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


Patent No.: US6929896B2  Issued: 16/Aug/2005

Title: Onium salts and the use therof as latent acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/432263   Filing Date: 21/May/2003

Abstract:

A chemically amplified photoresist composition comprising, (a) a compound which cures upon the action of an acid or a compound whose solubility is increased upon the action of an acid

and (b) as photosensitive acid donor, at least one compound of the formula Ia, Ib, Ic, IIb or IIc wherein R1 is for example C1-C5alkyl, C3-C30cycloalkyl, C1-C5haloalkyl, C2-C12alkenyl, C4-C8cycloalkenyl, C6-C12bicycloalkenyl, phenyl, naphthyl, anthracyl, phenanthryl, or is a heteroaryl radical

all of which are unsubstituted or substituted

optionally some of the substituents form 5- or 6-membered rings with further substituents on the phenyl, naphthyl, anthracyl, phenanthryl, or heteroaryl ring or with one of the carbon atoms of the phenyl, naphtyl, anthracyl, phenanthryl, or heteroaryl ring

R'1 is for example C1-C12alkylene, C3-C30cycloalkylene, phenylene, naphtylene, diphenylene, or oxydiphenylene, wherein these radicals are unsubstituted or substituted

A and B for example are a direct bond

Ar1 and Ar2 independently of each other for example are phenyl, naphtyl, anthracyl, phenanthryl, or heteroaryl, all of which are unsubstituted or are substituted

Ar3, Ar4 and Ar5 for example have one of the meanings given for Ar1 and Ar2

Y is for example C3-C3-C30cycloalkylene, phenylene, naphthylene, diphenylene, or oxydiphenylene, all of which are unsubstituted or substituted.

Priority: EP20000811147 Applic. Date: 2000-12-04; EP20010810551 Applic. Date: 2001-06-08; WO2001EP13725 Applic. Date: 2001-11-26

Inventor: YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAG [JP]; MATSUMOTO AKIRA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6933327B2  Issued: 23/Aug/2005

Title: Dental curable composition

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/111187   Filing Date: 22/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A dental polymerizable and curable composition that can be used as a dental composite restorative featuring excellent handling property at the time of filling, a small contraction upon polymerization, a high bending strength, excellent surface smoothness and wear resistance, and a very good matching of color tone to the natural tooth after restored.

Priority: JP20000250825 Applic. Date: 2000-08-22; JP20000392597 Applic. Date: 2000-12-25; WO2001JP07062 Applic. Date: 2001-08-16; JP20010052857 Applic. Date: 2001-02-27

Inventor: YAMAKAWA JUNICHIRO [JP]; KAZAMA HIDEKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6935281B2  Issued: 30/Aug/2005

Title: Method for cleaning combustion devices

Applicant/Assignee: BANG & CLEAN GMBH

Application No.: 10/474576   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2003

Abstract:

An on-line method and a device for cleaning of contamination such as caking or slag deposits from surfaces in vessels and combustion installations by means of blasting technology. An explosive gas mixture is made to detonate in the proximity of the deposits and thereby clean the deposits from the surfaces.

Priority: CH20010000700 Applic. Date: 2001-04-12; CH20020000154 Applic. Date: 2002-01-30; WO2002CH00174 Applic. Date: 2002-03-25

Inventor: RUEGG HANS [CH]


Patent No.: US6935862B2  Issued: 30/Aug/2005

Title: Dental prosthesis fabrication and placement system and associated methods

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/349460   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A dental prosthesis fabrication and placement method is adapted for completion in one appointment. The dental prosthesis, such as a crown or short-span bridge, is a prefabricated composite shell that is modified by the addition of composite material and cured on-site to form a custom-modified device.

Priority:

Inventor: HARLAN LAURENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6936244B2  Issued: 30/Aug/2005

Title: Use of bacterial phage associated lysing enzymes for treating streptococcal infections of the upper respiratory tract

Applicant/Assignee: ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/145604   Filing Date: 14/May/2002

Abstract:

A composition for treatment of bacterial infections of the eye is disclosed which comprises a lytic enzyme composition specific for the infecting bacteria, and a carrier for delivering said lytic enzyme. The carrier for delivering at least one lytic enzyme to the eye may be but is not limited to the use of an isotonic solution.

Priority: US2000-671881 Applic. Date: 2000-09-28; US2000-497495 Applic. Date: 2000-04-18; US1999-395636 Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31

Inventor: FIOCHETTI VINCENT [US]; LOOMIE LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6936642B2  Issued: 30/Aug/2005

Title: Dental materials

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/168092   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions containing: (a) 14 to 55 wt.-% fillers, (b) 3 to 35 wt.-% of at least one mono- or polyethylenically unsaturated compound which is not a urethane (meth)acrylate, (c) 0.1 to 5 wt.-% of at least one initiator system which is capable of starting a radical reaction, (d) 1 to 40 wt.-% plasticizers, (e) 0 to 10 wt.-% auxiliaries such as dyes, pigments, stabilizers, solvents, rheological additives such as flow-improvers and/or retarders, and (f) 30 to 81.9 wt.-% of at least two urethane (meth)acrylates with different molecular weights, these being present in a molecular weight ratio of 1.5:1 to 50:1.

Priority: DE19991061341 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17; WO2000EP12774 Applic. Date: 2000-12-15

Inventor: LEHMANN THOMAS [DE]; SOGLOWEK WOLFGANG [DE]; HECHT REINHOLD [DE]


Patent No.: US6938576B2  Issued: 06/Sep/2005

Title: Device for and a method of milking an animal, a device for monitoring an animal

Applicant/Assignee: LELY ENTERPRISES AG LELY ENTERPRISES A.G. A SWISS LIMITED LIABILITY CO

Application No.: 10/073023   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2002

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for milking an animal, in particular a cow, that uses a stress measuring device for determining the animal's degree of stress and to supply stress measurement data to a memory that stores the stress measurement data. Stress measurement data are obtained before, during and preferably after milking.

The stress measuring device comprises at least one instrument selected from a group consisting of an infrared meter for measuring the animal's infrared image, a hygrometer for determining the humidity of the animal's fur or nose, and iris scanner for determining the animal's eye characteristics, and an odor meter for determining the animal's breath or body odor, a muscular tension measuring instrument for determining the animal's muscular tension, an excrement analyzing instrument for determining the characteristics of the animal's excrement, and a muscle vibration meter for determining the animal's muscle vibrations.

Priority: NL20011017354 Applic. Date: 2001-02-13

Inventor: VAN DER LELY ALEXANDER [NL]; VAN DEN BERG KAREL [NL]; FRANSEN RENATUS IGNATIUS JOSEP [NL]; MEIJER EDUARD LODEWIJK [NL]; SEERDEN ADRIANUS MARIA [NL]


Patent No.: US6939489B2  Issued: 06/Sep/2005

Title: Desktop process for producing dental products by means of 3-dimensional plotting

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 10/107526   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A process for fabricating dental form pieces for dental restoration and replacement parts is provided and includes the step of applying a material, on a firm support or a fluid medium, by a three dimensional plotting technology in a layer by layer manner. The material has micro cords and/or micro drops which include at least one of a meltable, polymerizable, polycondensable, and polyaddable constituent element that is an unfilled monomer, a reinforced monomer, oligomer, polymer, or a ceramic element. The process also includes the step of hardening the applied material by cooling of the material, chemical reaction, polymerization with thermal handling, or polymerization by irradiation of the material with UV or visible light.

Priority: DE20011014290 Applic. Date: 2001-03-23; US20010289922P Applic. Date: 2001-05-10

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; BURGATH ARMIN [DE]; MULHAUPT ROLF [DE]; SALZ ULRICH [DE]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; LANDERS RUDIGER [DE]


Patent No.: US6939535B2  Issued: 06/Sep/2005

Title: Method and apparatus for preventing tooth decay

Applicant/Assignee: NOCARI, LLC

Application No.: 10/039291   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A method for preventing tooth decay by initially treating the tooth surface with a laser with a coherent or noncoherent light source. This process makes the tooth more resistant to acid and more able to bond fluoride, thus requiring a lower concentration of fluoride. The method allows for a deeper penetration of the tooth then previously accomplished with other methods.

Priority: US20010259668P Applic. Date: 2001-01-03

Inventor: COZEAN COLETTE [US]; POWELL LYNN [US]; NAMMOUR SAMIR [BE]


Patent No.: US6939900B2  Issued: 06/Sep/2005

Title: Dental resin cements having improved handling properties

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/315505   Filing Date: 10/Dec/2002

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)=Ax. 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: US1997-896549 Applic. Date: 1997-07-17

Inventor: ARIO PAULA D [US]; AASEN STEVEN M [US]; HOLMES BRIAN N [US]


Patent No.: US6941726B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING RECLOSABLE PACKAGES HAVING SLIDER-ACTUATED STRING ZIPPERS

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/747849   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2003

Abstract:

Methods and apparatus for making reclosable packages having slider-actuated string zippers. More specifically, the apparatus is a form-fill-seal machine having means for placing product on a web of packaging film

means for forming a receptacle having an interior volume and a mouth, with the product in the interior volume and a string zipper installed in the mouth, the web of packaging film forming at least one wall of the receptacle

a slider insertion device for inserting sliders on the string zipper

and means for sealing the receptacle so that ambient air cannot enter the interior volume.

The form-fill-seal machine may further include either means for aligning an edge of the web with a flangeless zipper strip of the zipper strip before the web is joined to the flangeless zipper strip or means for trimming an edge of the web after a portion of the web proximal to the edge has been joined to a flangeless zipper strip of the string zipper.

Priority:

Inventor: AUSNIT STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US6942100B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: SQUARE BOTTOMED PLASTIC BAG STACK AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/779501   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A square bottom plastic bag is designed to stand upright when opened. The bags are constructed with open tops, side handle openings and attached headers or with t-shirt style handles. The bags are produced in registered bag stacks and include means for adhering a rear surface of one bag to a front surface of a subsequent bag to make the bags self-opening when used with a dispensing rack. The headered bags have tear-off headers or headers with weakened areas that will rupture upon dispensing. The t-shirt bags have apertures through the handles to suspend the bags on a rack or a header attached above the handles. The bags have detachable or rupturable center tabs. The bags are registered with hot pins or cold stakes through an upper portion of the bags or bag handles. The bags have openings, microperforations, or are formed of porous material to dissipate heat or moisture.

Priority:

Inventor: SU FRANK [US]


Patent No.: US6942608B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: Reclosable bag having wicket flap and slider-actuated string zipper

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/602783   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A reclosable bag having a bottom flap with holes configured to allow a stack of the bags to be mounted on a wicket, a slider-actuated string zipper installed in a mouth at the top of the bag, and a band seal at the bottom of the bag. The bottom of the bag is closed. The wicket flap has a line of weakened tear resistance, such as a perforated line, along which the bag can be torn. The bag on top of the stack can be filled through the open zipper with product. After filling, the zipper is closed by operating the slider and then the filled bag is separated from its flap, which remains on the wicket, by tearing along the tear line.

Priority: US2003-367450 Applic. Date: 2003-02-14

Inventor: LINTON BASIL C [US]; CRUNKLETON GREGORY H [US]


Patent No.: US6942848B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: Cyclodextrins in dental products

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY LLC

Application No.: 10/719555   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Oral rinse and dentifrice compositions, comprising a phenolic selected from the group consisting of menthol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, thymol, triclosan, and mixtures thereof

and a cyclodextrin selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl beta-cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl beta-cyclodextrin, hydroxypropyl gamma-cyclodextrin, hydroxyethyl gamma-cyclodextrin, alpha-cyclodextrin, methyl beta-cyclodextrin, and mixtures thereof. These compositions are useful in retarding the development of plaque, treating gingivitis, and in treating the presence of micro-organisms in the oral cavity.

Priority: US2001-026207 Applic. Date: 2001-12-21; US2001-772269 Applic. Date: 2001-01-29; US1999-299213 Applic. Date: 1999-04-23; US1997-839012 Applic. Date: 1997-04-23; US19960016135P Applic. Date: 1996-04-24

Inventor: NELSON DENNIS GEORGE ANTHONY [US]; SHEEHAN CRAIG JOSEPH [US]


Patent No.: US6942849B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: Incorporation of exogenous lactic bacteria into the oral microflora

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 09/779596   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions for the prophylaxis or treatment of dental caries, dental plaque, and periodontal infection that include lactic bacteria that are not part of the resident micriflora of the mouth, that are low acidifying, and that are capable of adhering directly to the pellicle of the teeth. Preferably, the lactic bacteria of the include one or more of Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, or Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis. The compositions are used in methods of treating or preventing dental caries, dental plaque, and periodontal infection.

Priority: EP19980202707 Applic. Date: 1998-08-12; WO1999EP05473 Applic. Date: 1999-07-26

Inventor: NEESER JEAN-RICHARD [CH]; GUGGENHEIM BERNHARD [CH]; COMELLI ELENA-MARIA [CH]; STINGELE FRANCESCA [CH]; COCCONCELLI PIER SANDRO [IT]


Patent No.: US6945402B1  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Sachet and absorbent item in a flexible-walled container

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/720659   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A unit for packaging at least one absorbent structure intended to be impregnated with a liquid composition includes at least one component, packaged separately from the absorbent structure. The unit includes a flexible-walled container containing the absorbent structure, and at least one sachet containing the component. The sachet is capable of opening in response to pressure exerted on the sachet via at least one flexible wall of the container so as to cause the absorbent structure to become impregnated with the liquid composition containing the component, the sachet and the absorbent structure being free inside the container. The unit may be used for treatment, particularly cosmetic treatment, of the human skin and its superficial body growths.

Priority: WO2000FR01200 Applic. Date: 2000-05-04; FR19990005648 Applic. Date: 1999-05-04

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS [FR]


Patent No.: US6945778B2  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Customized dental trays comprising ultra low density polyethylene and methods for making and using such trays

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/224943   Filing Date: 20/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A customized dental tray comprising ULDPE is formed using a person's own teeth as a template, or using a stone model of the person's teeth. A preformed dental tray or sheet comprising ULDPE is heated to become plastically deformable and placed over at least a portion of the person's teeth in order to form an impression of the person's teeth and yield an intermediate customized dental tray. Upon cooling sufficiently, the intermediate tray is removed from the persons' mouth and trimmed as needed to yield a finished customized tray corresponding to the person's teeth. The performed tray or sheet preferably comprises ULDPE, which yields a highly flexible and resilient final tray, although they may also contain other polymers or blends. The customized dental tray is useful for teeth bleaching and other dental treatments known in the art.

Priority:

Inventor: JACOBS SCOTT [US]; ANDERSEN SCOT N [US]


Patent No.: US6946118B1  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Formulations for treating or preventing mucositis

Applicant/Assignee: ORAPHARMA, INC

Application No.: 09/661836   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2000

Abstract:

Mucositis is treated and/or prevented by administrating to a patient a formulation comprising a tetracycline that is poorly absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract. The tetracycline may be in the form of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a base. The formulations may optionally also contain an antifungal agent to prevent fungal overgrowth due to reduction in the normal oral flora by the tetracycline. Such compositions have the advantage of treating the entire gastro-intestinal tract since the active ingredient is not removed from the tract via absorption. Further, such compositions minimize systemic exposure and accompanying side effects.

Priority: US19990153892P Applic. Date: 1999-09-14

Inventor: LAWTER JAMES RONALD [US]; COMISKEY STEPHEN J [US]


Patent No.: US6946448B2  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: In utero oral nucleic acid immunization

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

Application No.: 10/155867   Filing Date: 23/May/2002

Abstract:

Methods of nucleic acid immunization comprising the in utero delivery of nucleic acid molecules that encode one or more selected antigens to a vertebrate fetus are disclosed.

Priority: US2001-927408 Applic. Date: 2001-08-10; US20000224737P Applic. Date: 2000-08-10

Inventor: GERDTS VOLKER [CA]; BABIUK LORNE [CA]; VAN DRUNEN LITTEL-VAN DEN HURK [CA]; GRIEBEL PHILIP J [CA]


Patent No.: US6948505B2  Issued: 27/Sep/2005

Title: Cleaning apparatus for medical and/or dental tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/361429   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A cleaning apparatus for medical and/or dental tool provides a possibility to clean the burrs and brushes (files) of the remained tooth material on them after operation on patient. An improved cleaning apparatus for medical and/or dental tool includes a container, comprising a neck with an opening and at least one of a plurality of apertures located in the lower part of the neck, a fluid stream reflector of a lid, which includes a connector comprising a fluid inlet pipe which is coupled by a tubular means with a fluid line via controllable valve, and a cylindrical stand connected to the base, providing a stable position of the container during cleaning process.

Priority:

Inventor: KARAPETYAN ARMEN [US]


Patent No.: US6950189B2  Issued: 27/Sep/2005

Title: Apparatus and method for measuring optical characteristics of an object

Applicant/Assignee: JJL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Application No.: 10/407623   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2003

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; US2002-134087 Applic. Date: 2002-04-25; 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.: US6951215B1  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Drug delivery device for animals

Applicant/Assignee: TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 09/616483   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention features a drug delivery device which contains a cup-shaped body for enclosing a single external nare of a mammal but does not extend into the nostril of the mammal. The device is used in methods to treat pulmonary diseases. e.g., exercise intolerance, cough, and asthma-like attacks in horses and other animals.

Priority:

Inventor: HOFFMAN ANDREW M [US]


Patent No.: US6951421B2  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Reclosable packaging having slider-operated string zipper

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/367450   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A reclosable package or bag having a slider-operated string zipper. The respective parts of the string zipper comprise a respective base strip and a respective set of profiled closure elements projecting from a front side of the base strip. The upper margins of the respective bag walls are joined to the backs of the respective base strips. The slider rides on the string zipper with the upper margins of the bag film being disposed between the zipper and the slider.

Priority:

Inventor: CRUNKLETON GREGORY H [US]; LINTON BASIL C [US]; FENZL ERIC J [US]; HOGAN ROBERT E [US]


Patent No.: US6951463B2  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Dental and oralogic composition

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/728121   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The first embodiment of present invention provides a composition, which includes: (a) a photocatalytic titanium oxide or a photocatalytic titanium oxide precursor

(b) at least one selected from the group including: a silicon compound having the following formula (I): wherein X<1>, X<2>, X<3 >and X<4 >each independently represent an alkoxy group or a halogen atom, a hydrolyzate of the silicon compound (I), a silicone resin, silicone resin precursor and silica

and (c) a liquid medium. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a dental and oralogic composition, that includes a photocatalytic titanium oxide or a photocatalytic titanium oxide precursor. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a dental and oralogic composition, that includes a photocatalytic titanium oxide or a photocatalytic titanium oxide precursor, and a liquid medium.

The composition of the present invention is particularly suitable in dental and oral care, and other embodiments of the present invention provide methods of making and using the above-described compositions.

Priority: JP19990344938 Applic. Date: 1999-12-03

Inventor: MASUHARA EIICHI [JP]; KADOMA YOSHINORI [JP]; YAMAUCHI JUNICHI [JP]; OKADA KOICHI [JP]; YAMAGUCHI SATOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6951631B1  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Test kits and devices

Applicant/Assignee: INVERNESS MEDICAL SWITZERLAND GMBH

Application No.: 08/935717   Filing Date: 23/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A test kit for determining qualitatively or quantitatively the presence of one or more analytes in a fluid sample, comprising an assay device together with a reading device which engages with the assay device and wherein precisely located engagement of the assay device with the reading device is essential for accurate reading of the assay result, wherein precisely located engagement of the assay device with the reading device causes a 'lock-and-key' interaction, ie. a unique 3-dimensional interaction, between the assay device and reading initiation means of the reading device. Preferably the reading initiation means includes switch actuating means comprising at least one fixed projecting portion and at least one displaceable projecting portion, and a contact portion of the assay device casing comprises a recess shaped to accommodate the fixed projecting portion of the switch actuating means but not the displaceable projecting portion thereof, the contact portion also comprising an interface portion that contacts and displaces the displaceable portion of the switch actuating means when the fixed projecting portion is accommodated within the recess.

Priority: EP19960307089 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27

Inventor: CATT MICHAEL [GB]; LENKO PETER [AT]; PEARSON MICHAEL T [GB]


Patent No.: USRE38811E1  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Dental tray spacer

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/482448   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A convenient dental tray spacer for use in forming a thin reservoir space between teeth and a dental tray, during tray fabrication. Shim ( 10 ) segments are connected by small links ( 12 ) to form a spacer ( 16 ). The lengths of the links are readily variable. Retention to the teeth is provided by adhesive on rear adhesive surfaces ( 22 ). Alternatively, an elastic loop ( 24 ) can retain a spacer ( 16 '). Spacer ( 16 ), or spacer ( 16 '), remain on the teeth while the dental tray is formed, and then is pulled free from inside the formed dental trays.

Priority: US1995-415493 Applic. Date: 1995-04-03

Inventor: KNUTSON ERIC J [US]


Patent No.: US6953535B2  Issued: 11/Oct/2005

Title: Initiator system for acid dental formulations

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/477723   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a redox initiator system which allows dental formulations to be cured in acidic medium by way of a free-radical polymerization and which ensures a high level of adhesion of the polymerizing composition to the hard substances of the teeth, namely enamel and, in particular, dentine. The redox initiator system comprises the following constituents: (A) from 14.9 to 50% by weight of a barbituric acid or thiobarbituric acid and/or of a barbituric or thiobarbituric acid derivative, (B) from 30 to 75% by weight of a peroxodisulfate compound and/or peroxodiphosphate compound, (C) from 10 to 35% by weight of a sulfinic acid compound, and (D) from 0.1 to 5% by weight of a copper compound.

Priority: DE20011024029 Applic. Date: 2001-05-16; WO2002EP05219 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13

Inventor: HECHT REINHOLD [DE]; LUDSTECK MANFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6953817B2  Issued: 11/Oct/2005

Title: Dual component dentinal desensitizing dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/212660   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2002

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 a neutral pH in the range of about 6.5 to 7.5 buffered with a phosphate salt, a second dentifrice component having an alkaline pH in the range of 6.5 to 7.5 and at least one of the components containing a potassium ion releasable compound and a fluoride ion releasable salt, 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: FISHER STEVEN W [US]; JOZIAK MARILOU T [US]; SULLIVAN RICHARD J [US]


Patent No.: USRE38823E1  Issued: 11/Oct/2005

Title: Polymerizable isolation barriers with enhanced tissue adherence and methods for forming and using such barriers

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/027729   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The polymerizable dental isolation barrier has a monomer and an initiator. The barrier composition has at least one additive including a polymer strength reducer, a wet tissue adherence accentuator, and a reflective material The polymer strength reducer is an organic compound that prevents complete polymerization. The tissue adherence accentuator enables the barrier to adhere to a dental substrate ever after polymerization. The reflective material lowers the reaction rate and lowers the production of excess heat to reduce patient discomfort and to avoid tissue damage.

Priority: US1998-189006 Applic. Date: 1998-11-09; US1997-802674 Applic. Date: 1997-02-19

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


Patent No.: US6954942B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Integrated baby bottle holder, bib, and pillow

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/862640   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2004

Abstract:

An integrated baby bottle holder, bib, and pillow to aid infant care givers in conveniently and comfortably feeding suckling infants in any number of environments. A bib contains a central pocket for insertion of a soft pillow, and a baby bottle holder attachment portion. The bib is made of a soft structural material for reducing irritation and discomfort of the baby during feeding. The bib contains neck straps, made of soft structural material, which may be connected or disconnected with a hook and loop type fastener. The central pocket within the bib may be accessed from a side portion of the bib and may be sealed with snaps. The pillow is constructed of a very soft structural fabric with sponge like fill material for supporting a baby's head.

The baby bottle holder attachment portion of the bib may be located at a central frontal location of the bib and may be made of a hook and loop type fastener for securing a baby bottle holder to the bib. The baby bottle holder is constructed in the general shape of a bottle with an opening in one end, containing an elastic band, for insertion, and retention, of a baby bottle.

Priority: US2003-349001 Applic. Date: 2003-01-22

Inventor: AUSTIN KATHLEEN [US]


Patent No.: US6955465B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Powder-resistant flexible zipper for reclosable packaging

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/123616   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A flexible zipper intended for use in a package containing powder or other particulate matter. The zipper is designed to be resistant to clogging of the interlocking profiles with powder. This flexible zipper has first and second profiles that interlock in a closed zipper state to define a space therebetween. The space extends in a longitudinal direction, i.e., along the length of the zipper. The bases of both profiles are provided with apertures for enabling powder or other particulate matter trapped in the space between the profiles to pass into the interior volume of a package.

Priority:

Inventor: MACHACEK ZDENEK [US]; LASOFSKY MICHAEL [US]; RUSSELL GLYN [US]


Patent No.: US6955776B1  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Method for making a dental element

Applicant/Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Application No.: 10/069329   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a functional dental element, such as a crown. According to the invention, use is made of a three-dimensional printing technique. The major advantages of the invention are that no mold is needed anymore, which entails a considerable saving of costs, that a great accuracy is achieved, and that the element can be made of different materials.

Priority: NL19991012897 Applic. Date: 1999-08-24; WO2000NL00585 Applic. Date: 2000-08-24

Inventor: FEENSTRA FRITS KORNELIS [NL]


Patent No.: US6956050B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Imidazole compounds as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER, INC

Application No.: 10/409836   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2003

Abstract:

This invention provides a compound of the formula (I): wherein: R<1 >represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, etc.

R<2 >represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, etc.

R<3 >represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, etc.

R<4 >represents an aryl group, etc.

A represents an aryl<1>, etc

B represents an alkylene etc.

X represents NH, etc.

or a pharmaceutically acceptable ester of such compound, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. These compounds are useful for the treatment of medical conditions mediated by prostaglamndin such as pain, fever or inflammation, etc. This invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising the above compound.

Priority: US20020372346P Applic. Date: 2002-04-12

Inventor: HIRANO MISATO [JP]; IGUCHI SATORU [JP]; NAKAO KAZUNARI [JP]; YAMAGISHI TATSUYA [JP]


Patent No.: US6956139B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: (1R, 2S, 5R)-3-1-menthoxyalkan-1-OL cooling sensate

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (U.S.A.)

Application No.: 10/170123   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A cooling sensate compound having the general formula (I): where n is an integer from 2 to 6. The compound is effective in imparting a refreshing and cooling sensation of long duration. A cooling sensate composition having the general formula (I) is used in a variety of formulations to impart the refreshing and cooling sensation. These cooling sensates are useful in a variety of consumer products including mouth formulations, food products and toiletries.

Priority: US2000-514554 Applic. Date: 2000-02-28

Inventor: GREEN CARTER B [US]; NAKATSU TETSUO [US]; ISHIZAKI TAKERO [JP]; LUPO JR ANDREW T [US]


Patent No.: US6957607B2  Issued: 25/Oct/2005

Title: Device and method for cleaning a surface of a rotating cylinder, such as a plate cylinder of a printing press or other

Applicant/Assignee: FABIO PERINI, S.P.A

Application No.: 10/169802   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The device comprises a suction chamber ( 41 ) having a mouth facing toward the cylinder and a nozzle ( 44 ) which is associated with the suction chamber and by which a jet of a cleaning liquid is generated. At least a first drying chamber ( 45, 47 ) is also provided, associated with said suction chamber ( 41 ) and connected to a suction pipe ( 43 ).

Priority: IT2000FI00015 Applic. Date: 2000-01-28; WO2001IT00033 Applic. Date: 2001-01-24

Inventor: BIAGIOTTI GUGLIELMO [IT]


Patent No.: US6957907B2  Issued: 25/Oct/2005

Title: Illumination apparatus having a light-converting lens for increasing visual contrast between different oral tissues

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/411913   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A tissue illumination apparatus is useful in identifying caries, calculus, fractures, diseases or other defects in tissues within the oral cavity. The tissue illumination apparatus includes a light emitting device and at least one focusing lens. The lens may be configured to be integrally or releasably attached to the light emitting device. The tissue illumination apparatus may optionally include one or more intermediate focusing lenses. The fluorescing lens and/or any intermediate focusing lenses are made from any desired material that may be impregnated or coated with one or more fluorescing compounds and/or one or more light-absorbing dyes or pigments. The fluorescing lens converts light emitted by the light emitting device into light having a longer wavelength in order to transilluminate oral tissues and render certain dental tissues and/or defects therein visible to a dental practitioner.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; NORSOV VASILIY [US]


Patent No.: US6958165B2  Issued: 25/Oct/2005

Title: Puff pastry biscuit for refrigerated or frozen food product

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 10/320770   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A thin puff dough biscuit for a refrigerated or frozen food product. The biscuit has a laminar structure containing 6 to 10 sheets of puff dough and a maximum thickness of at most 2 mm. The biscuit is baked between two heated surfaces so as to prevent the development of the puff dough, and it is coated with a composition, in particular a fatty composition, which serves as a moisture barrier. This biscuit serves as an inclusion or an annex in a composite frozen cake that has at least one layer of the preceding biscuit included in a mass of cream and in which the layers of biscuit are separated from each other by layers of cream.

Priority: EP20000202124 Applic. Date: 2000-06-19; WO2001EP06756 Applic. Date: 2001-06-14

Inventor: TENCE JEAN-FRANCOIS [FR]; MISKOVIC ANA [AR]; PENET SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6960225B1  Issued: 01/Nov/2005

Title: Medical applications using microcombustion

Applicant/Assignee: UOP LLC

Application No.: 10/628187   Filing Date: 28/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A process for delivering high intensity heat in medical applications is disclosed. The process involves forming a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and reacting the mixture to generate heat near a region of interest.

Priority: US2002-253866 Applic. Date: 2002-09-24; US2002-200794 Applic. Date: 2002-07-22

Inventor: ZENZ CARL N [US]; OROSKAR ANIL R [US]; PITTMAN RUSTY M [US]; TOWLER GAVIN P [US]; VANDEN BUSSCHE KURT M [US]


Patent No.: US6960358B2  Issued: 01/Nov/2005

Title: Activated charcoal based composition and method for reducing hangover symptoms associated with the consumption of alcohol containing beverages

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/386941   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides a composition which is effective in the prevention or delay of the onset of side effects associated with alcohol consumption or the reduction or alleviation of those effects. The composition of the invention includes activated charcoal and limestone, optionally activated limestone. Optionally, the composition of the invention also includes vitamin B1 and/or other agents such as fatigue relieving agents. Preferably, the composition of the invention is provided in the form of tablets or powder encapsulated in a gelatin capsule. The composition of the invention is provided in pre-dosed quantities varying from between about 100 and 500 milligrams per dose. The invention also provides a method of reducing or alleviating the deleterious effects associated with alcohol consumption.

The method includes administration, preferably multiple administration at regularly spaced intervals before, during, and after alcohol consumption of a composition containing activated charcoal and activated limestone.

Priority: US2002-042283 Applic. Date: 2002-01-11; US20010260916P Applic. Date: 2001-01-12

Inventor: CRIPPEN RAYMOND K [US]; BHARGAVA MANOJ [US]; MORSE THOMAS F [US]


Patent No.: US6960594B2  Issued: 01/Nov/2005

Title: Thiophene and furan 2,5-dicarboxamides useful in the treatment of cancer

Applicant/Assignee: BIOCHEM PHARMA INC SHIRE BIOCHEM INC

Application No.: 10/046396   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A novel compound which inhibits certain integrins, particularly alphav integrins. Additionally, the novel compound may be used in a method of treating tumors or cancer which comprises administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of the compound to a patient. Additionally, the novel compound may be used in a method of inhibiting angiogensis. Finally, a method of producing the novel compound is disclosed.

Priority: US2000-736027 Applic. Date: 2000-12-21; WO1999IB01221 Applic. Date: 1999-06-29; US19980091063P Applic. Date: 1998-06-29

Inventor: LABRECQUE DENIS [CA]; LAMOTHE SERGE [CA]; COURCHESNE MARC [CA]; CHAN LAVAL [CA]; ATTARDO GIORGIO [CA]; MEEROVITCH KAREN [CA]


Patent No.: US6960638B2  Issued: 01/Nov/2005

Title: Depot polymerization starter beads

Applicant/Assignee: ROEHM GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/485253   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to polymer beads having a high content of diacyl peroxides. A prolongation of the pot life in reaction resins based on high-boiling methacrylate esters is achieved due to this high content of peroxides.

Priority: DE20011037968 Applic. Date: 2001-08-08; WO2002EP07604 Applic. Date: 2002-07-09

Inventor: QUIS PETER [DE]; HEEB HEIKE [DE]; SCHWIND HELMUT [DE]; DRAEGER HARALD [DE]


Patent No.: US6962697B2  Issued: 08/Nov/2005

Title: Use of sphingomyelinase to increase the levels of skin and mucosal ceramides, and dermatological and cosmetic compositions suitable for topical application containing same

Applicant/Assignee: VSL PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 10/307935   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2002

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; US2001-861774 Applic. Date: 2001-05-22; US1999-308366 Applic. Date: 1999-05-18

Inventor: CAVALIERE WIDOW VESELY RENATA [IT]; DE SIMONE CLAUDIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6964347B2  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Handy bottle and process for manufacturing same

Applicant/Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN KAISYA, LTD

Application No.: 10/140960   Filing Date: 07/May/2002

Abstract:

A handy bottle is capable of absorbing deformation strain caused by variation of capacity, is easy to lift and carry because of its recessed portions for gripping and is excellent in dropping strength and capable of not buckling while maintaining moldability and lightweight property. Typically, the handy bottle has recessed portions for gripping on both sides of a body portion thereof and a shape in diametric cross section of the recessed portions is almost bilaterally symmetrical to a line connecting deepest portions of the recessed portions and a central axis of the body portion. The process for producing the handy bottle allows movable inserts capable of molding the recessed portions for gripping to be on standby in predetermined positions and allows the movable inserts to proceed toward the deepest portions of the recessed portions for gripping in the course of blow molding.

Priority: JP20010302559 Applic. Date: 2001-09-28

Inventor: MIURA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6964568B1  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Dental apparatus for recording the interdental relationship of anterior teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ASTEK INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/148050   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Dental apparatus for recording the interdental relationship of anterior teeth has an open frame and a handle. A bite tray ( 9 ) is secured within the frame so that impression material applied to the bite tray can be readily manipulated between a patient's anterior teeth. The frame may be formed from upper and lower pivotally interconnected arcuate parts ( 2, 5 ) and the bite tray ( 9 ) has an arcuate segmental body of flexible perforated supporting material with a stiffened strip ( 10 ) around its curved periphery. This strip ( 10 ) is clamped between confronting faces ( 15, 16 ) of the parts ( 2, 5 ) and is located in position by engagement of pins ( 8 ) on the lower part ( 2 ) with holes ( 11 ) in the strip ( 10 ).

Priority: GB19990027959 Applic. Date: 1999-11-25; WO2000GB04471 Applic. Date: 2000-11-24

Inventor: SEGAL ALAN J [GB]


Patent No.: US6964569B2  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Dental care device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/343497   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A pneumatic dental care device for private use which by means of a combination of air, liquid and powder at high pressure cleans the user's teeth and removes plaque and discoloration. The device consists of a base unit ( 100 ) and a hand unit ( 300 ) which are connected via a flexible, sheathed tube and wire bundle ( 200 ). The base unit contains a microcompressor ( 120 ), a liquid container ( 130 ) and a powder container ( 140 ). Liquid and/or powder are discharged at high pressure through an exchangeable nozzle unit ( 400 ) on the hand unit. The nozzle unit consists of one or more flexible (bendable) jet stems ( 401 ). The microprocessor, the powder container and the liquid container can be replaced by an exchangeable compressed air tank and/or pressurized liquid and/or powder containers in different configurations. The components of the device can also be integrated into a hand-held unit.

Priority: NO20000003993 Applic. Date: 2000-08-08; NO20010001794 Applic. Date: 2001-04-09; WO2001NO00332 Applic. Date: 2001-08-07

Inventor: NORDMO JON [NO]; HOEIBY PER [NO]


Patent No.: US6964570B2  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Dental lip retractor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/389585   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A dental retractor comprising a substantially U-shaped strip and an elongated handle. The U-shaped strip has a top edge and a bottom edge. Each of the top and bottom edges forms a substantially U-shape, wherein the U-shape formed by the bottom edge is smaller than the U-shape formed by the top edge. The elongated handle has a distal end of the handle attached to the U-shaped strip at a substantially trough point of the U-shaped strip.

Priority:

Inventor: GHIM STEVEN H [US]


Patent No.: US6964571B2  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Pre-shaped dental trays and treatment devices and methods that utilize such dental trays

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/701788   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Pre-shaped, non-custom dental trays are either preloaded with bleaching gel or filled with a dental treatment composition just prior to placement over a person's teeth. The pre-shaped dental tray is thin and flexible, which allows it to be placed over a person's teeth and then approximately conform to the person's teeth. The pre-shaped, non-custom dental trays can therefore perform similar to a customized tray but without have to go through the more lengthy customization procedure. A pre-shaped dental tray can be pre-loaded with a dental treatment composition and stored within a sealed packaging container.

Priority: US2003-350629 Applic. Date: 2003-01-24

Inventor: ANDERSEN SCOT N [US]; ALLRED PETER M [US]


Patent No.: US6964942B2  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Cleaning/sanitizing methods, compositions, and/or articles for non-food inanimate surfaces

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/459210   Filing Date: 11/Jun/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: US2001-780808 Applic. Date: 2001-02-09; US1998-186206 Applic. Date: 1998-11-04; US1997-841773 Applic. Date: 1997-05-05; US1995-495748 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.: US6964985B2  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Dental materials with extendable work time, kits, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES CO

Application No.: 10/613722   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2003

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: US2001-858752 Applic. Date: 2001-05-16; 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.: US6966773B2  Issued: 22/Nov/2005

Title: Periodontal medicament delivery tray

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/464164   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A tray fitted to at least some teeth of a patient's upper or lower arch is provided for the application of medications to the teeth and to adjacent gum tissue for treatment of periodontal disease. The tray is constructed from resilient material molded to conform to the teeth and gum tissue. The tray includes at least one recess formed to conform to the teeth. A seal surrounds the recess at a location corresponding to the patient's gum line for applying pressure at the patient's gum line when the patient's teeth are disposed in the recess. The recess contains a quantity of a medication. Upon installation of the tray on the patient's teeth, the medication is forced onto the surface of the teeth and subgingivally by the seal into any pockets in the patient's gums proximate the teeth.

If desired, a propulsion agent can be disposed within the recess such that upon application of the tray onto the patient's teeth, the propulsion agent generates pressure within the recess so as to positively force the medication onto the patient's teeth and into any of the pockets in the patient's gums proximate the teeth. Methods for making the tray and for applying medication to a patient's teeth and gums also are disclosed.

Priority: US2000-711402 Applic. Date: 2000-11-13

Inventor: KELLER DUANE C [US]


Patent No.: US6968649B2  Issued: 29/Nov/2005

Title: Anisotropic weatherstrip

Applicant/Assignee: LAIRD HOLDINGS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/169888   Filing Date: 03/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A sealing arrangement comprising a channel-shaped mounting portion which includes a support member supporting a seal portion. A covering covers the seal portion and a portion of both the mounting portion and the support member. The support member includes a metal reinforcement for preventing wrinkling of the seal portion at bends of the sealing arrangement. The sealing arrangement further includes an anisotropic web made of a textile or similar material which connects the mounting portion to the support member to counteract the forces of gravity on the seal portion. The web is more stretchable in a longitudinal direction of the web than in a lateral direction of the web.

Priority: GB20000001138 Applic. Date: 2000-01-18; WO2000GB04998 Applic. Date: 2000-12-29

Inventor: VAN DEN OORD HENRICUS [NL]


Patent No.: US6968952B2  Issued: 29/Nov/2005

Title: Package with peel seal tape between compartments and method of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/150433   Filing Date: 17/May/2002

Abstract:

A package having two or more compartments, adjacent compartments being seperated by a peel seal tape. A peel seal is formed by joining peel seal material coated on one surface of a substrate to one package wall, the other surface being coated with sealant material for hard sealing the substrate to the package wall. The substrate and coatings are formed by extrusion. The adjacent compartments of the package are filled with different materials. When one compartment is squeezed with sufficient pressure, that pressure breaks open the peel seal, allowing the respective contents of the two compartments to be mixed without removing the contents from the still externally sealed package.

Priority:

Inventor: CREVIER DONALD L [US]; POOL JAMES H [US]


Patent No.: US6969733B2  Issued: 29/Nov/2005

Title: Organometallic monoacylalkylphosphines

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/280820   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula I (I), in which Ar is a group or unsubstituted or substituted cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, naphthyl, biphenylyl or an O-, S- or N-containing 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring

R1 and R2 are C1-C20alkyl, OR11, CF3 or halogen

R3, R4 and R5 are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, OR11 or halogen

R6 is unsubstituted or substituted C1-C24alkyl, C2-C24alkyl, which is interrupted by O, S or NR14 and is unsubstituted or substituted

C2-C24alkenyl, uninterrupted or interrupted by O, S or NR14 and unsubstituted or substituted

unsubstituted or substituted C7-C24arylalkyl

C4-C24cycloalkyl, uninterrupted or interrupted by O, S and/or NR14

or C8-C24arylcycloalkyl

R11 is C1-C20alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, phenyl, benzyl or C2-C20alkyl, interrupted by O or S and unsubstituted or substituted

R12 and R13 are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, phenyl, benzyl or C2-C20alkyl, interrupted by O atoms and unsubstituted or substituted

or R12 and R13 together are C3-C5alkylene, uninterrupted or interrupted by O, S, or NR14

R14 is hydrogen, phenyl, C1-C12alkyl or C2-C12alkyl, interrupted by O or S and unsubstituted or substituted

and M is hydrogen, Li, Na or K

are valuable intermediates for the preparation of unsymmetrical bisacylphosphine oxides and monoacylphosphine oxides.

Priority: CH20000001133 Applic. Date: 2000-06-08; US2001-871373 Applic. Date: 2001-05-31

Inventor: WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; HUG GEBHARD [CH]


Patent No.: US6971389B2  Issued: 06/Dec/2005

Title: Portable mask for detainee

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/762080   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A protective mask for resisting biting by a detainee has a panel of flexible, breathable material shaped to extend across and cover the nose, mouth and cheeks of a wearer and at least one fastener strap extending between the opposite sides of the panel for extending around the back of a wearer's head in order to secure the panel in position across a wearer's face. An elongate bite-resisting strip member is secured to the central region of the inner face of the panel to extend transversely across the mouth. This will resist or prevent biting by the wearer through the material of the panel. A central folded region of the panel creates a space between the panel and the wearer's mouth, the folded region being open at the lower edge of the panel to prevent pooling of vomit or the like within the mask.

Priority:

Inventor: COLLINS JASON [US]


Patent No.: US6971874B2  Issued: 06/Dec/2005

Title: Dental restorative formula selector and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/272488   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A dental restorative formula selector including a formula matrix is disclosed. The formula matrix includes tooth shade markings and two or more dental restorative formulas correlated to each tooth shade marking. Each dental restorative formula includes at least one dental restorative composition code, and at least one dental restorative formula of the two or more dental restorative formulas provided includes at least two dental restorative composition codes. The dental restorative formula selector may provide a practitioner with multiple dental restorative formula options for restoring teeth using dental restorative compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: FUNDINGSLAND JON W [US]; MCARTHUR DAWN H [US]; NORD RENEE N [US]


Patent No.: US6971879B2  Issued: 06/Dec/2005

Title: Dispenser for low viscosity dental materials

Applicant/Assignee: CENTRIX, INC

Application No.: 10/667846   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A dispenser made of a pliable material having a slit therein for dispensing primarily low viscosity materials. A block made of pliable foam contains a low viscosity material within a slit. Dental instruments or dental material applicators having an applicating end are inserted into the slit of the block, coating the applicator end with the low viscosity material. The resilient nature of the block material also helps to keep the dental instrument clean by wiping the instrument against the interior sides of the pocket formed by the slit. The present invention is particularly well suited for dispensing a lubricating material, such as a resin, on dental instruments used in working, shaping, or contouring a relatively viscous composite restorative material on a patient's tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: DISCKO JR JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US6974532B2  Issued: 13/Dec/2005

Title: Method for producing adherent coatings of calcium phosphate phases on titanium and titanium alloy substrates by electrochemical deposition

Applicant/Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/836816   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A method for forming a highly adherent coating of a desired calcium phosphate phase on titanium-based substrates for use as orthopedic and dental implants. The calcium phosphate phase coating is electrochemically deposited onto the substrate from a metastable calcium phosphate electrolyte solution using a modulated electrical potential under pH, temperature and electrolyte composition and concentration conditions favorable for forming the desired calcium phosphate.

Priority: US20030467247P Applic. Date: 2003-05-01

Inventor: LEGEROS RACQUEL Z [US]; LEGEROS JOHN P [US]; LIN SHUJIE [US]


Patent No.: US6974859B1  Issued: 13/Dec/2005

Title: Prevention of dental caries

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/009709   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A penta- to decapeptide containing two or more Arg protecting against dental caries is comprised by the amino acid sequence GlyGlyHisProArgProProArgGlyArgProGlnGlyProProGlnGln. Also disclosed is a composition for preventing dental caries comprising an effective amount of the peptide, and a corresponding method of use.

Priority: SE19990001773 Applic. Date: 1999-05-17; WO2000SE00930 Applic. Date: 2000-05-11

Inventor: STROMBERG NICKLAS [SE]; JOHANSSON INGEGERD [SE]


Patent No.: US6976841B1  Issued: 20/Dec/2005

Title: Intra oral dental irradiation device for material curing and dental imaging

Applicant/Assignee: NOVA RANGER, INC

Application No.: 10/324776   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2003

Abstract:

An intra-oral dental irradiation device for use in dental procedures for whitening teeth, imaging teeth, and making impressions of tooth structures of a patient. The device features one or a plurality of LED devices mounted to an arched shaped structure which project light upon or through teeth. In the whitening mode the light of the proper spectrum to activate enamel whitening material is projected. In the imaging mode light projected by the LED devices is received by a charged coupled device which communicates the image of the light passing through the teeth from the LED devices, to a computer. In making dental impressions, the device projects light in a spectrum that provides the catalyst to material that hardens when exposed to that spectrum thereby hardening dental impression material when inserted over the teeth of a patient.

Priority: US20020358636P Applic. Date: 2002-02-21

Inventor: OSTERWALDER J MARTIN [US]


Patent No.: US6978889B2  Issued: 27/Dec/2005

Title: WIPER SHEET PACKAGING SYSTEM

Applicant/Assignee: CONTEC INC

Application No.: 10/771771   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A wiper sheet packaging arrangement including an envelope package incorporating a mouth opening with at least one pair of adjacent columns of stacked folded wiper sheets with folded edges of the wiper sheets aligned in transverse relation to the mouth opening. The folded edges of the wiper sheets in adjacent columns are disposed in opposing relation to define a finger access channel between the adjacent columns.

Priority:

Inventor: MCBRIDE JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6979702B1  Issued: 27/Dec/2005

Title: Ionomer composite compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Application No.: 09/936692   Filing Date: 17/Sep/2001

Abstract:

An ionomer composite composition having improved and unique physical properties, includes a glass material containing at least one of divalent cations and multivalent cations

and at least one copolymer. The copolymer comprises: at least one hydrophilic monomer containing acid functional groups adapted to react with the at least one of divalent cations and multivalent cations to form ionic crosslinks among polymer chains, the hydrophilic monomer present in an amount sufficient to impart a desired degree of aqueous solubility to the copolymer, and at least one hydrophobic monomer present in an amount sufficient to impart a desired degree of structural stability to the composite composition when exposed to an aqueous environment.

Priority: US19990124819P Applic. Date: 1999-03-17; WO2000US06974 Applic. Date: 2000-03-16

Inventor: MA PETER X [US]; HUBER ANNE E [US]


Patent No.: US6981708B1  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Shopping cart basket

Applicant/Assignee: UNITED STEEL & WIRE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/046331   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A molded plastic basket associated with a wheeled shopping cart, which plastic basket has a generally U-shaped support rod engaged within an elongate channel extending along upper edges of the side and front walls of the basket. The support rod has constructional features to provide for desirable supportive engagement and reinforcement of the upper edge of the basket while at the same time permitting coupling of the support rod and basket to the rear frame uprights to facilitate assembly while providing desirable load transmission from the basket to the upright frame elements.

Priority:

Inventor: TUCKER JAMES B [US]; RUGER VERLYN C [US]; HUBBARD LARRY S [US]


Patent No.: US6981869B2  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Injection molded endodontic brush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/420302   Filing Date: 22/Apr/2003

Abstract:

Unitary, one-piece plastic molded micro-brushes are provided to remove the smear layer that remains in the root canal and access chamber after the pulp, bacteria, and related irritants have been mechanically and chemically removed from the root canal and access chamber using rotary cutting burs, files and various chemical reagents. The brushes include a handle, shaft or shank and a tapered brush section extending from the distal end of the shank. The brush section includes a plurality of bristles extending radially from a core. The bristles of the root canal brush can be formed in a reverse thread pattern. The brush section of the root canal brush has a diameter of between about 0.1 mm and about 0.2 mm at a tip end and a diameter of between about 0.5 mm and 3 mm at a coronal-most end.

The brush section of the root canal brush is about 16 mm long, and has a taper of about 2% to about 12%. In the access chamber brush, the core can be formed as to be spherical, football-shaped, or tapered. The brushes are injection molded from an FDA approved resin.

Priority:

Inventor: RUDDLE CLIFFORD J [US]


Patent No.: US6981874B2  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Dental bleaching compositions and devices having a solid activation adhesive layer or region and bleaching gel layer or region

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/784063   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions in the shape of a dental tray, strip or patch include an adhesive activation composition and a dental bleaching gel. A barrier layer may be included to form a dental bleaching device that protects the bleaching composition from saliva or moisture during use. The adhesive activation composition is substantially solid and has increased adhesiveness to oral tissue when moistened with saliva or water. The adhesive activation composition is formed from an intermediate composition that is heated to drive off the solvent. Using a bleaching gel separate from the adhesive activation composition improves the potency and stability of the bleaching agent prior to use.

During use, saliva or moisture cause the bleaching gel to be activated as the bleaching agent activator in the activation composition is leached therefrom so as to react with and destabilize the bleaching agent within the bleaching gel.

Priority: US2003-728525 Applic. Date: 2003-12-05; US2003-692117 Applic. Date: 2003-10-22

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6982161B1  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Process for the utilization of ruminant animal methane emissions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/687272   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A process for the utilization of the methane contained within ruminant animal exhalation, specifically to a process that utilizes the methane contained within ruminant animal exhalation as a source of carbon and/or energy for the production of methane-utilizing microorganisms in a microorganism growth-and-harvest apparatus.

Priority:

Inventor: HERREMA MARKUS DONALD [US]


Patent No.: US6982288B2  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Medical compositions containing an ionic salt, kits, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/121329   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A hardenable medical composition (preferably, dental composition) that includes an ionic redox polymerization system and at least one secondary ionic salt that includes a cation selected from the group consisting of a Group I ion, a Group II ion, an ammonium ion of the formula NR4<+> wherein each R is H or a (C1-C4)alkyl group, and mixtures thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]; FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]


Patent No.: US6982382B2  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Device for sealing ducts of electric and telephone lines

Applicant/Assignee: MATRIVAL, S.L

Application No.: 10/860897   Filing Date: 03/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The present invention comprises a rectangular sheet with folding lines and a perimetric strip that facilitates adhering or welding thereof, and the forming of a bag-type closed compartment, inside of which there is a small tank loaded with a pressurized gas. The outlet hole of the tank can be opened from the outside, in order to let the gas escape and cause gradual and slow inflation of the compartment formed by the folded sheet, once it has been arranged around the main at the of a tube or conduit, thereby adhering to the walls of both elements during inflation.

Priority: WO2002ES00583 Applic. Date: 2002-12-09

Inventor: PENA VALCARCEL FELIPE [ES]


Patent No.: US6984127B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Orthodontic brace with self-releasing appliances

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/393095   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2003

Abstract:

An orthodontic brace includes a set of appliances that are connected to respective teeth of the patient. At least some of the appliances include a latch that is operable to release an archwire from the appliance whenever the force exerted by the archwire exceeds a certain value. This value is higher for appliances connected to certain teeth than the value associated with appliances connected to other teeth, in accordance with the particular malocclusion encountered. The brace is constructed to ensure that the goals of the treatment program are carried out in an efficient manner while reducing the likelihood of inadvertent release of the archwire during the course of treatment.

Priority:

Inventor: LAI MING-LAI [US]


Patent No.: US6984204B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Liquid feed device for use on endoscopes

Applicant/Assignee: FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD FUJINON CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/689607   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2003

Abstract:

An endoscopic liquid feed device to be fitted on a mouth piece of a liquid feed port which is provided on a casing of a manipulating head assembly of an endoscope in communication with an internal liquid feed passage leading to a liquid injection port at a distal end of an insertion tube of the endoscope for injecting a liquid into a body cavity. A liquid feed adaptor is detachably fitted on the mouth piece of the liquid feed port. The liquid feed adaptor is largely constituted by a Luer-Lok member having a check valve member fitted on a fore end portion thereof, a stopper ring fitted on the outer periphery of the Luer-Lok member, and a nut member rotatably fitted on the Luer-Lok member for axial displacements between the stopper ring and a flange portion provided at the outer proximal end of the Luer-Lok member.

The nut member is threaded on an external screw provided on the outer periphery of the mouth piece. A Luer-Lok portion is provided within the mouth piece, and, in place of the liquid feed adaptor, a wash liquid syringe can be connected to the Luer-Lok portion of the mouth piece at the time of washing the internal liquid feed passage of the endoscope.

Priority: JP20020308177 Applic. Date: 2002-10-23

Inventor: AKIBA HARUO [JP]


Patent No.: US6984261B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Use of ceramics in dental and orthodontic applications

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/358856   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to uses of glasses and glass-ceramics in dental and orthodontic applications.

Priority:

Inventor: CUMMINGS KEVIN M [US]; ROLF JACQUELINE C [US]; ROSENFLANZ ANATOLY Z [US]; RUSIN RICHARD P [US]; SWANSON JEROME E [US]


Patent No.: US6984376B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Methods of inhibiting dental erosion/discoloration using a beverage composition comprising a long chain polyphosphate

Applicant/Assignee: PROCTER & GAMBLE

Application No.: 10/318963   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a method of treating dental erosion, preventing dental discoloration or both comprising orally administering to a mammal (preferably, a human) a beverage composition having a pH of greater than about 5.5

wherein the beverage composition comprises a compound having the structure: wherein n is an integer averaging from about 7 to about 100 and M, M', and M'' are each, independently, selected from the group consisting of sodium and potassium. The present invention is further directed to kits comprising the foregoing beverage composition and information that use of the beverage composition provides treatment against dental erosion, dental discoloration or both.

Priority: US2000-489310 Applic. Date: 2000-01-21

Inventor: STEPHENSON GARY [GB]; COOPER DALE ALAN [US]; FALLER ROBERT VINCENT [US]; BAIG ARIF ALI [US]


Patent No.: US6984377B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Oral care products comprising calcium metasilicates

Applicant/Assignee: J. M. HUBER CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/446352   Filing Date: 28/May/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed is an oral care composition comprising a calcium metasilicate having an aspect ratio (average major axial diameter/average minor axial diameter) of from about 1:1 to about 2.5:, and an oil absorption of from about 20 ml/100 g to about 220 ml/100 g. Also disclosed is an oral care composition comprising: a calcium metasilicate having an aspect ratio (average major axial diameter/average minor axial diameter) of from about 1:1 to about 2.5:, and an oil absorption of from about 20 ml/100 g to about 220 ml/100 g, a disintegration aid, an organoleptic enhancing agent, and an abrasive.

Priority: US2002-156890 Applic. Date: 2002-05-29

Inventor: WITHIAM MICHAEL C [US]; CONLEY DONALD P [US]


Patent No.: US6984394B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Plastically deformable implant

Applicant/Assignee: BAUSCH & LOMB INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/832516   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a plastically deformable implant for inserting into bodily orifices of the human or animal body. Implants of this type are used, for example, in ophthalmology, in particular, as vitreous body or lens replacements and in dentistry, for example, for filling extraction cavities in jaw-bones. Known implants, however, are not suitable for long-term use. The invention aims to provide a deformable plastic implant which also has a long-term application. This is achieved by the fact that the implant consists of a gel which is not sealed, containing fluorocarbon and which is directly introduced into the natural, or artificially created bodily orifice.

Priority: DE19991026889 Applic. Date: 1999-06-12; US2001-018372 Applic. Date: 2001-12-12; WO2000EP05208 Applic. Date: 2000-06-07

Inventor: MENZ DIRK-HENNING [DE]; DRESP JOACHIM [DE]


Patent No.: US6984667B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Synergistic proteoglycan compositions for inflammatory conditions

Applicant/Assignee: THETA BIOMEDICAL CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT CO

Application No.: 09/771669   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Compositions with synergistic anti-inflammatory effect in inflammatory diseases resulting from activation and consequent degranulation of mast cell and followed by secretion of inflammatory biomolecules from the activated mast cells, composed of a heavily sulfated, non-bovine proteoglycan such as chondroitin sulfate C and one or more of a hexosamine sulfate such as D-glucosamine sulfate, a flavone such as quercetin, a special organic extra virgin kernel seed olive oil, S-adenosylmethionine and diphenhydramine.

Priority: US1998-056707 Applic. Date: 1998-04-08

Inventor: THEOHARIDES THEOHARIS C [US]


Patent No.: US6984673B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Dental cement composition

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY CO. LTD, KURARAY CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/183515   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2002

Abstract:

One embodiment of the invention provides a dental cement composition which includes (a) an acid group-having polymerizable monomer, (b) a polyalkenoic acid, (c) an ion-leachable glass filler, (d) a polymerizable monomer not having an acid group, (e) water, (f) a peroxide, (g) a salt of an aromatic sulfinic acid, and (h) an aromatic secondary amine and/or an aromatic tertiary amine.

Priority: JP20010195704 Applic. Date: 2001-06-28

Inventor: KAWASHIMA MITSUNOBU [JP]; OMURA IKUO [JP]; YAMASHITA MAYUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6986883B2  Issued: 17/Jan/2006

Title: Increased peroxide content tooth bleaching gel

Applicant/Assignee: DISCUS DENTAL, INC

Application No.: 10/045184   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A two-component tooth whitening system which incorporates an increased peroxide content, wherein the components are adapted to be mixed and applied to the teeth from a dental bleaching tray is provided. A first component includes both carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide and a second component comprises an orally compatible activator gel.

Priority: US2000-659483 Applic. Date: 2000-09-11; US19990153162P Applic. Date: 1999-09-09

Inventor: PELLICO MICHAEL A [US]


Patent No.: US6986924B2  Issued: 17/Jan/2006

Title: Disposable adhesive delivery pad for dental cleaning pastes and solutions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/735781   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A foil sheet of semi-rigid laminated material provides a disposable adhesive pad which includes adhesive on portions of opposing top and bottom surfaces. On a portion of the top side an adhesive is covered by a peel-off label that preferably includes advertising. The remainder of the top surface is substantially a fictionless foil surface. The opposite bottom side is also provided with an adhesive on a portion of its surface. The foil is a medical metal foil that is insoluble in saliva, prophylactic paste, and water. The device is substantially planar, however two wings may be formed along foldlines which provide sidewalls that extend upwardly from the top surface and contain a dental material such as a cleaning paste, holding it on the foil portion of the pad.

Priority:

Inventor: CROLL THEODORE P [US]


Patent No.: US6986981B2  Issued: 17/Jan/2006

Title: Oxime derivatives and the use thereof as latent acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/380029   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2003

Abstract:

New oxime sulfonate compounds of the formula I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII wherein the substituents are defined in the specification

Priority: EP20000810879 Applic. Date: 2000-09-25; WO2001EP10784 Applic. Date: 2001-09-18

Inventor: YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; MATSUMOTO AKIRA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6987140B2  Issued: 17/Jan/2006

Title: Mouth guard composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/189499   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2002

Abstract:

To provide a mouth guard composition which hardly generates plastic deformation and which is high in fluidity during the formation after heating and softening and superior in fitness, and which even after repeated use of a mouth guard prepared therefrom, is free from sticking with respect to its surface and does not cause an offensive smell. The mouth guard composition is constituted of 39 (approx.) 98% by weight of a styrene block copolymer

1 (approx.) 60% by weight of at least one thermoplastic resin selected from the group consisting of an alicyclic saturated hydrocarbon-based resin, a terpene resin, and an aliphatic petroleum resin

and 1 (approx.) 40% by weight of at least one wax selected from the group consisting of a mineral wax, a synthetic wax, a vegetable-based wax, and an animal-based wax.

Priority: JP20010210409 Applic. Date: 2001-07-11

Inventor: KAMOHARA HIROSHI [JP]; TAKESHITA TAKAHARU [JP]


Patent No.: US6988500B1  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Fog free medical face mask

Applicant/Assignee: J. PALMERO SALES COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 10/835622   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A face mask having a mask body made of a shaped first material with an opening and a reduced resistance filter material placed within the opening. The reduced resistance filter material permitting air to flow relatively freely there through. In one embodiment one edge of a shield is fixed to the mask body of the face mask and covers the opening and the reduced resistance filter material protecting the opening from liquid splashes and the exhaled air flow from a user downwards, away from the user's eyes. Exhaled air from a user wearing the face mask is caused to relatively freely flow through the reduced resistance filter and to be directed downward preventing the fogging of a user's eyewear. The face mask of the present invention is particularly suited to the medical and dental profession.

Priority: US20030470817P Applic. Date: 2003-05-15

Inventor: COX DUANE [US]


Patent No.: US6988828B2  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Closure for containers and reclosable containers including the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/414899   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an air-tight closure for enhancing accessibility to contents of a container when the container is opened and for preventing exposure of the container contents to ambient air when the container is closed. The invention further relates to re-closable containers including the same. The closure comprises at least two elongated male units disposed a gap apart on the outer surface of one wall of the container and at least two corresponding elongated female units disposed a gap apart on the outer surface of an opposite wall of the container opposite the male units, forming at least two male-female pairs.

Priority:

Inventor: LINNEWEIL RON [IL]


Patent No.: US6988893B2  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Disposable photographic cheek retraction apparatus and method of using the same

Applicant/Assignee: MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

Application No.: 10/243819   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2002

Abstract:

In an exemplary embodiment in accordance with the present invention, a disposable dental appliance and method of use is provided. In particular, a cheek retraction apparatus is provided, which is formed from a lightweight yet durable biocompatible polymer. The apparatus is sufficiently durable to withstand recurrent use, however, the it is economically manufactured so as to be disposable. Moreover, the apparatus is pre-sterilized to alleviate the need for autoclaving and/or dry heat sterilization. A cheek retraction apparatus in accordance with the present invention also provides an indicia display medium that allows the dental practitioner to display patient information, whitening treatment measurements, or other indicia that might be useful to them during oral photography.

Priority:

Inventor: HAYWOOD VAN BENJAMINE [US]


Patent No.: US6989094B2  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Pool skimmer screen

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/799633   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The pool skimmer screen is a device for preventing debris, bees, and other small insects and animals from being lodged in the pool skimmer. The skimmer screen, removably mounted to the swimming pool wall in front of the pool skimmer mouth, includes a substantially rigid support frame having a screen fitted taut therein. The skimmer screen includes a plurality of magnets mounted on the rear of the frame whereby the skimmer screen may be magnetically attached to the metallic surface of an above-ground swimming pool. The skimmer screen may be adapted for attachment to a swimming pool having plaster, tile or other non-metallic surface by the use of metallic pads mounted to the wall of the swimming pool and positioned to adhere to the magnets of the skimmer screen.

Priority:

Inventor: KNAPP SHEPHERD L [US]; KNAPP CYNTHIA M [US]


Patent No.: US6989142B2  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Precipitated calcium carbonate

Applicant/Assignee: J. M. HUBER CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/365992   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2003

Abstract:

An abrasive precipitated calcium carbonate is provided that provides excellent cleaning properties without being excessively abrasive or damaging to gums or tooth surfaces. The abrasive, precipitated calcium carbonate has a primary particle size of about 1 mum to about 4 mum, and an aggregate size of about 3 mum to about 10 mum. Also disclosed is a method for forming calcium carbonate comprising the steps of: providing a reaction medium

introducing carbon dioxide and the calcium hydroxide slurry simultaneously into a reaction medium to form calcium carbonate while maintaining constant pH during calcium carbonate precipitation

and optionally drying the calcium carbonate slurry to form a dried calcium carbonate product.

Also disclosed is a dentifrice containing the aforementioned abrasive, precipitated calcium, and one or more ingredients selected from the group consisting of humectants, thickening agents, binders, gums, stabilizing agents, antibacterial agents, fluorides, sweeteners, and surfactants.

Priority:

Inventor: LIU SUNG-TSUEN [US]; MARTIN MICHEL J [US]; FULTZ WILLIAM C [US]; MCGILL PATRICK D [US]


Patent No.: US6989150B1  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Cosmetic preparation of active substances with a synergistically increased radical protection factor

Applicant/Assignee: COTY B.V

Application No.: 10/049770   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The inventive cosmetic preparation of active substances, as such as well as in combination with other active substances, protects the skin against free radical aggression in a particularly effective manner. The preparation consists of a bark extract of quebracho blanco which contains at least 90 wt. % of proanthocyanidine oligomers, a silkworm extract which contains the peptide cecropine, amino acids and a vitamin mixture, a non-ionic, cationic or anionic hydro-gel, phopholipids, a yeast disintegration product and cyclodextrines. The inventive preparation can contain additional active substances such as plant extracts of acerola, sea weed, citrus, bitter orange, cherry, papaya, tea, coffee beans, skin tree and angelica. The preparations have synergistically increased radical protection factors of up to 10,000. Cosmetic compositions containing said preparations have radical protection factors of between 40 and 400 according to the portion of the preparation.

Priority: WO1999DE03295 Applic. Date: 1999-10-08

Inventor: GOLZ-BERNER KARIN [DE]; ZASTROW LEONHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US6989384B2  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Antipicornaviral compounds and compositions, their pharmaceutical uses, and materials for their synthesis

Applicant/Assignee: AGOURON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/626827   Filing Date: 23/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula: where the formula variables are as defined in the disclosure, advantageously inhibit or block the biological activity of the picomaviral 3C protease. These compounds, as well as pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, are useful for treating patients or hosts infected with one or more picornaviruses, such as RVP. Intermediates and synthetic methods for preparing such compounds are also described.

Priority: US2001-882345 Applic. Date: 2001-06-13; US20000211424P Applic. Date: 2000-06-14

Inventor: HUA YE [US]; LUU HIEP THE [US]; CHAN FORA P [US]; JOHNSON JR THEODORE O [US]; REICH SIEGFRIED HEINZ [US]; SKALITZKY DONALD JAMES [US]; YANG YI [US]; HENDRICKSON THOMAS F [US]; CHU SHAO SONG [US]; EASTMAN BRIAN WALTER [US]


Patent No.: US6990706B2  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: M&C SCHIFFER GMBH

Application No.: 10/149796   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A toothbrush having a head which carries a dental cleaning tool, and a grip handle, the head and handle being disposed along a longitudinal head-handle axis, the toothbrush having a resiliently flexible structure which can resiliently bend under the action of toothbrushing pressure and having adjustment means comprising a longitudinally moveable stiffening member which can be moved longitudinally into greater or lesser engagement with the resiliently flexible structure.

Priority: GB19990029402 Applic. Date: 1999-12-14; WO2000EP12080 Applic. Date: 2000-11-30

Inventor: BROECKER GERD [DE]; GEORGI MATTHIAS [DE]; MEYER BERTHOLD [DE]; MUELLER WOLF-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6990708B2  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Steam cleaning apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: ARIETE S.P.A

Application No.: 10/319597   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Steam cleaning apparatus, comprising an upper handle, an intermediate pole and a bottom head for production and supplying of steam, provided with an instantaneous steam generator, a water reservoir housed on the top of said pole in the region of the handle, a duct for transferring the water from said reservoir to said head and a water loading device housed on an associated loading mouth formed above said reservoir, further comprising a steam regulating device provided with a fixed bushing having a hollow bottom end sealingly engaged on the top end of a sectional pole and a valve body fixed inside said bushing,

the top part of said valve body being sealingly engaged on a discharge mouth of said reservoir and provided with a through-hole able to be opened and closed in an adjustable manner by a valve which can be actuated on the outside of the device by means of suitable means movable with respect to said bushing.

Priority: IT2001GE00101 Applic. Date: 2001-12-21

Inventor: ROSA CARLO [IT]; BARGAGNA ROBERTO [IT]


Patent No.: US6990790B2  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Deaerating method and deaerating apparatus in a bag-filling packaging machine

Applicant/Assignee: TOYO JIDOKI CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/461223   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A deaerating method and deaerating apparatus in a bag-filling packaging machine, using a pair of press-holding members with one of them having a main body and a slide element that fits in the main body. A vacuum passage is formed between the upper portion of the slide element and the main body, and a groove is formed on a press-holding surface side when the slide element is moved backward

and with this groove, a passage leading from the inside to the outside of a bag is formed. Air and excess liquid matter inside the bag are sucked out of the bag through the passage and are removed through the vacuum passage. When the slide element is moved forward and press-holds the portion of the mouth that corresponds to the passage, the liquid matter inside such portion is pushed and is removed through the vacuum passage.

Priority: JP20020174996 Applic. Date: 2002-06-14

Inventor: YASUHIRA MASANORI [JP]


Patent No.: US6991109B1  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Vacuum sealable bag apparatus and method

Applicant/Assignee: FOODFRESH TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Application No.: 10/124589   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2002

Abstract:

In some embodiments of the present invention, a strip of material is employed to assist in evacuating a storage bag. Although this venting strip can be used in vacuum sealing any type of plastic bag, in some preferred embodiments the venting strip is used in vacuum sealing storage bags having one or more heat sealable inner layers and one or more outer layers resistant to gas permeation. The venting strip can be apertured and/or can have a textured or rough surface that creates channels between the inside surface of the storage bag and the venting strip, thereby allowing air to exit from the interior of the storage bag. The venting strip can be made at least partially of heat-sealable material, and can melt with heat sealable inner layers of the storage bag when a vacuum sealer applies heat to seal the storage bag.

Priority: US20010284690P Applic. Date: 2001-04-17

Inventor: SHANNON DANIEL P [US]; SHANNON CINDY PATRICIA [US]


Patent No.: US6991776B2  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Intracorporeal medicaments for high energy phototherapeutic treatment of disease

Applicant/Assignee: PHOTOGEN, INC XANTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/331854   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2002

Abstract:

New intracorporeal radiodense medicaments and certain medical uses and methods for use of such high energy phototherapeutic medicaments for treatment of human or animal tissue are described, wherein a primary active component of such medicaments is a halogenated xanthene or halogenated xanthene derivative. The halogenated xanthenes constitute a family of potent radiosensitizers that become photoactivated upon irradiation of the treatment site with ionizing radiation.

In embodiments of the present invention, such medicaments are used for treatment of a variety of conditions affecting the skin and related organs, the mouth and digestive tract and related organs, the urinary and reproductive tracts and related organs, the respiratory tract and related organs, the circulatory system and related organs, the head and neck, the endocrine and lymphoreticular systems and related organs, various other tissues, such as connective tissues and various tissue surfaces exposed during surgery, as well as various tissues exhibiting microbial or parasitic infection. In another embodiment, such medicaments are produced in various formulations including liquid, semisolid, solid or aerosol delivery vehicles.

Priority: US2001-817448 Applic. Date: 2001-03-26; US1998-216787 Applic. Date: 1998-12-21; US20000195090P Applic. Date: 2000-04-06

Inventor: DEES H CRAIG [US]; SCOTT TIMOTHY C [US]; WACHTER ERIC A [US]; FISHER WALTER G [US]; SMOLIK JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6991802B1  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Multilayered material bearing a biologically active agent and the preparation thereof

Applicant/Assignee: DELSITECH OY

Application No.: 10/069785   Filing Date: 08/May/2002

Abstract:

A material for medical use in humans and/or animals bearing a biologically active agent, the material being multilayered, as well as a device of this material and a method to produce it. The material includes a core material, where the core material is formed into a body, optionally having the shape of a finished device

two or more layers of coating material of which the first layer has been applied onto the core material and additional layers have been applied onto the coating material of a preceding layer

and where at least one of the layers includes the biologically active agent. A feature of this invention is that the coating material is a biopolymer, a sol-gel produced silica gel or a biologically active molecule.

Priority: FI19990001852 Applic. Date: 1999-09-01; WO2000FI00730 Applic. Date: 2000-08-29

Inventor: AHOLA MANJA [FI]; PENTTINEN RISTO [FI]; SAILYNOJA EIJA [FI]; SOEDERGAARD ANDERS [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]


Patent No.: US6994470B2  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Aesthetically pleasing snap closure for flexible packages with means for facilitating automated application to flexible packages, flexible packages including the same, and apparatus for applying snap closures to flexible packages

Applicant/Assignee: FRES-CO SYSTEM USA, INC

Application No.: 10/219182   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A flexible package comprising an integral snap-closure and a method and apparatus for applying the snap closure to the package is disclosed. The snap closure is arranged to enable the repeated opening and closing of a mouth of the package and includes a segmented male closure element and a segmented female closure element that are arranged to snap-fit together. A pair of optional overlay strips may be provided to obscure the male and female closure elements to provide an enhanced aesthetically pleasing package.

Priority:

Inventor: GALOMB DAVID E [US]


Patent No.: US6994863B2  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Pharmaceutical and cosmetic carrier and composition for topical application

Applicant/Assignee: FOAMIX LTD

Application No.: 10/392071   Filing Date: 19/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical or cosmetic carrier or composition for topical application characterized by rheological properties which render the carrier or composition semi-solid at rest and a liquid upon application of shear forces thereto. The composition or carrier are prepared by mixing 1-25 percent of a solidifying agent and 75-99 percent of a hydrophobic solvent, by weight, wherein at least one of them has therapeutic or cosmetic benefits, in the presence or absence of a biologically active substance.

Priority: US2000-653267 Applic. Date: 2000-08-31; US20000216162P Applic. Date: 2000-07-03; WO2001IL00025 Applic. Date: 2001-01-10; IL20000133968 Applic. Date: 2000-01-10; IL20000133969 Applic. Date: 2000-01-10; IL20000137051 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27; IL20000137052 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27; IL20020150644 Applic. Date: 2002-07-17; US2000-526509 Applic. Date: 2000-03-16

Inventor: EINI MEIR [IL]; TAMARKIN DOV [IL]


Patent No.: US6995160B2  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/973473   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to sodium channel blockers. The present invention also includes a variety of methods of treatment using these inventive sodium channel blockers.

Priority: US2003-367947 Applic. Date: 2003-02-19

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US6997180B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Breathing gas therapeutic method and apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/996299   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A method and portable apparatus for providing low oxygen therapy to an individual. The invention teaches the use of a small portable breathing gas control system to adjust the gas concentrations going to a subject's face mask.

Priority: US2003-435275 Applic. Date: 2003-05-09; US1999-447323 Applic. Date: 1999-11-22; US1997-927242 Applic. Date: 1997-09-11

Inventor: KROLL MARK W [US]


Patent No.: US6997191B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Dental cleaning tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/337728   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A pocket carried dental floss dispensing and cleaning device is provided to permit a user to open the device for use and close the device to secure the tool in a sanitary environment. A spool of dental floss is contained within a pivoting floss support arm removeably mounted a storage compartment. A knob is used to open the device and secure a line of floss during use.

Priority: US20020352289P Applic. Date: 2002-01-30

Inventor: NUDO SR ALEXANDER S [US]


Patent No.: US6997708B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Treatment compositions and strips having a solid adhesive layer and treatment gel adjacent thereto

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/728525   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2003

Abstract:

Treatment compositions in the shape of a strip or patch include a substantially solid adhesive layer and a treatment gel. A barrier layer may be included on an outer surface of the adhesive layer to form a treatment strip. The adhesive layer comprises a substantially solid adhesive composition that has increased adhesiveness to oral tissue when moistened with saliva or water. The adhesive layer is formed from an intermediate composition that is heated to drive off the solvent. Using a treatment gel separate from the adhesive layer improves the potency and stability of an active agent that is sensitive to heat, as the treatment gel is typically not heated prior to use like the adhesive layer. The adhesiveness of the treatment composition or strip facilitates placement over a person's teeth.

The moistened adhesive composition reliably adheres the treatment composition or strip against a user's teeth during a desired procedure. Because a substantial portion of the adhesive composition remains solid or semi-solid during treatment, the adhesive composition maintains a substantial portion of its adhesive properties and internal cohesive strength compared to, e.g., a treatment gel used by itself.

Priority: US2003-692117 Applic. Date: 2003-10-22

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US6997712B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Tooth containing image thereon

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/679584   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A dental construct is provided, which includes: a dental construct substrate

an image layer disposed at least partially on a surface of the dental construct substrate, the image layer comprising an image or information media composed of a colorant composition, the image layer fused at a temperature and being essentially free of lead and cadmium

and, a ceramic layer disposed at least partially over a surface of the dental construct substrate and covering at least the surface of the image layer, the ceramic layer comprising at least one or both of a ceramic material and a glaze material, the ceramic layer fused at a temperature, the ceramic layer being generally transparent and essentially free of lead and cadmium. The dental construct substrate preferably has a general configuration of at least a portion of a tooth.

The first layer (image layer) comprises a ceramic material, preferably a metal oxide.

Priority:

Inventor: KIM YONG WOON [US]


Patent No.: US6998112B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Sleep inducing toothpaste made with natural herbs and a natural hormone

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/391004   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A toothpaste composition for inducing sleep while simultaneously promoting intraoral cleanliness, which includes toothpaste base ingredients and at least one sleep-inducing natural herb or hormone. The sleep-inducing natural herbs and hormone are selected from the group consisting of Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower, and Valerian, and the hormone Melatonin. The sleep-inducing natural herbs are in a range of 0.25% to 18% by weight of the composition.

Priority:

Inventor: ZUCKERMAN ARTHUR [US]


Patent No.: US6998129B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising an association between an elastase inhibitor compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one anti-inflammatory compound

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179955   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition characterized in that it comprises an association between an elastase inhibitor compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one anti-inflammatory compound.

Priority: FR20010008434 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; MAHE YANN [FR]


Patent No.: US6998427B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Hydrophilic silicone elastomer material used in particular for taking dental imprints

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/480468   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A crosslinkable silicone material made of a silicone elastomer by polyaddition reaction is provided. The crosslinkable silicone material is especially useful for taking impressions such as, for example, dental impressions.

Priority: FR20010007797 Applic. Date: 2001-06-14; WO2002FR02020 Applic. Date: 2002-06-13

Inventor: DEL TORTO MARCO [IT]; LEONARD YOAN [DE]; PUSINERI CHRISTIAN [FR]


Patent No.: US7000852B1  Issued: 21/Feb/2006

Title: Evaporative scent burner provided with a gypsum evaporative base

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/771967   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2004

Abstract:

An evaporative scent burner comprises a bottle, which is used to accommodate the essential oil, with its top provided with a bottle mouth, a gypsum evaporative base, with its bottom provided onto the bottle mouth of above-mentioned bottle and its top designed with an enlargement surface, a braided wire, which head is connected to the gypsum evaporative base while the bottom of the braided wire will fall inside the bottle to absorb essential oil. The advantages of the present invention include: A reinforcement base, which is built-in the gypsum evaporative base and constructed of rigid materials of strong toughness. The screw notch of reinforcement base is provided with a punching hole, where braided wire can cross through and the braided wire head can be fastened. Besides, this reinforcement base is available with a ring-type wall to separate braided wire and gypsum evaporative base, so as to prevent the gypsum evaporative base from breakdown or strip for a leak-proof efficiency.

Priority:

Inventor: CHIU HSIU-FENG [TW]


Patent No.: US7001180B2  Issued: 21/Feb/2006

Title: Orthodontic appliance

Applicant/Assignee: DYNAMAX (UK) LIMITED

Application No.: 10/299015   Filing Date: 19/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Orthodontic appliance for limiting relative longitudinal movement between the upper and lower jaws to correct malocclusions and/or to prevent snoring. The appliance includes a first component for engaging the upper jaw, and a second component for engaging the lower jaw. A projection is provided on one of the first and second components to abut the other of the first and second components, laterally offset from the jaws.

Priority: GB20010027821 Applic. Date: 2001-11-20

Inventor: BASS NEVILLE M [GB]


Patent No.: US7001917B2  Issued: 21/Feb/2006

Title: Pyrazole compounds as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER LAMBERT COMPANY LLC

Application No.: 10/409881   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2003

Abstract:

This invention provides a compound of the formula (

Priority: US20020372047P Applic. Date: 2002-04-12

Inventor: HIRANO MISATO [JP]; NAKAO KAZUNARI [JP]; NUKUI SEIJI [US]; YAMAGISHI TATSUYA [JP]


Patent No.: US7003928B2  Issued: 28/Feb/2006

Title: Appliance for vacuum sealing food containers

Applicant/Assignee: JCS/THG, LLC

Application No.: 10/371610   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A system for evacuating containers. The system includes a base housing defining a recess having a vacuum inlet port in communication with a vacuum source. An inner door is hinged to the base housing and is sized to cover the recess when in a closed position, and an outer door having a sealing member is hinged to close over the inner door. A vacuum nozzle extends at least partially between the inner and outer doors and is in communication with the recess. The inner and outer doors cooperate to retain a flexible container therebetween and around the nozzle so that the nozzle is positioned for fluid communication with an inside of the container. A removable drip pan is positioned to retain fluids drawn by the nozzle.

Priority: US20020416036P Applic. Date: 2002-10-04

Inventor: PATTERSON JUSTIN C [US]; SIANO SALVATORE R [US]; MAK CHI KIN JOHN [CN]; JONES HEATHER [US]; MARINO FRANCIS E [US]; BOSSA DAVE [US]; OFFIR YIGAL [US]


Patent No.: US7004627B2  Issued: 28/Feb/2006

Title: BARRIER AND CUSHIONING APPARATUS FOR DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/854764   Filing Date: 26/May/2004

Abstract:

A barrier and cushioning apparatus for use with a digital dental x-ray detection sensor or conventional film packet. The apparatus provides an improved degree of comfort and protection for a patient while at the same time avoiding contamination of the sensor. The barrier and cushioning apparatus may be configured in a number of different ways to accommodate various sensor holders, baskets, and other devices used in conjunction with the digital sensor.

Priority: US20030529190P Applic. Date: 2003-12-12

Inventor: STRONG VONDA [US]


Patent No.: US7004756B2  Issued: 28/Feb/2006

Title: Pre-shaped dental trays and treatment devices and methods that utilize such dental trays

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/350629   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Pre-shaped, non-custom dental trays are either preloaded with bleaching gel or filled with a dental treatment composition just prior to placement over a person's teeth. The pre-shaped dental tray is thin and flexible, which allows it to be placed over a person's teeth and then approximately conform to the person's teeth. The pre-shaped, non-custom dental trays can therefore perform similar to a customized tray but without have to go through the more lengthy customization procedure. The dental treatment composition may comprise one or more of a dental bleaching agent, an anticariogenic agent, an antimicrobial agent, a remineralizing agent, or other active agent. A pre-shaped dental tray can be pre-loaded with a dental treatment composition and stored within a sealed packaging container.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDERSEN SCOT N [US]


Patent No.: US7005143B2  Issued: 28/Feb/2006

Title: Gel materials, medical articles, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/121518   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A gel material and medical articles including such material, wherein the transparent gel material includes a polymerized poly(alkylene oxide) macromonomer that, prior to polymerization, is free-radically polymerizable, multifunctional (preferably difunctional), and has an average molecular weight of at least about 2000.

Priority:

Inventor: ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; BURTON SCOTT A [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]; HATTAM PAUL [US]; KAVANAGH MAUREEN A [US]; LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; SEILER PETER M [US]; STICKELS STEVEN C [US]


Patent No.: US7007823B2  Issued: 07/Mar/2006

Title: Toothpaste dispensing system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/901329   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The toothpaste dispensing system includes a toothpaste tube and a pair of mating hook and loop fastening strips affixed to opposing surfaces of the toothpaste tube. When the bottom end of the tube is rolled up to dispense toothpaste, the mating hook and loop strips from opposing tube surfaces interlock. Consequently, the emptied, folded portions of the tube are held together, facilitating efficient dispensing of the toothpaste. The hook and loop strips may be permanently affixed to the toothpaste tube, or removably affixed for re-use with multiple tubes.

Priority: US20030492293P Applic. Date: 2003-08-05

Inventor: JACKSON MARK [US]


Patent No.: US7008229B2  Issued: 07/Mar/2006

Title: Stainless steel dental crowns with a polyester/epoxy coating

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/121941   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A dental crown that includes a stainless steel shell sized to cover a tooth portion of a patient and a polymeric coating including a polyester/epoxy hybrid composition.

Priority:

Inventor: STOLLER WILLIAM J [US]; SHIWOTA SHIG [US]


Patent No.: US7008465B2  Issued: 07/Mar/2006

Title: Cleanable high efficiency filter media structure and applications for use

Applicant/Assignee: DONALDSON COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 10/869459   Filing Date: 16/Jun/2004

Abstract:

An improved cartridge, typically in cylindrical or panel form that can be used in a dry or wet/dry vacuum cleaner. The cartridge is cleanable using a stream of service water, or by rapping on a solid object, or by using a compressed gas stream, but can provide exceptional filtering properties even for submicron particulate in the household or industrial environment. The cartridge has a combination of nanofiber filtration layer on a substrate. The nanofiber and substrate are engineered to obtain a maximum efficiency at reasonable pressure drop and permeability. The improved cartridge constitutes at least a substrate material and at least a layer including a non-woven, fine fiber separation layer.

Priority: US20030479693P Applic. Date: 2003-06-19

Inventor: GRAHAM KRISTINE M [US]; GRAFE TIMOTHY H [US]; GOGINS MARK A [US]


Patent No.: US7010880B1  Issued: 14/Mar/2006

Title: SPLIT SHOT ATTACHMENT AND REMOVAL TOOL

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/935121   Filing Date: 08/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A fishing tool designed to attach and remove split shot to/from fishing line is disclosed. The tool comprises a top member, which is a flexible bowed strip of spring metal, pivotally connected to a base member, which is a rigid strip of sheet metal. Split shot is attached by threading line through the split and securing the shot in a splayed groove in the base member. Manual pressure applied to the plier end of the top member bends it down so as to compress the shot, causing it to close around the line. Split shot is removed from a line by placing the attached shot in a concave depression in the base member and exerting downward pressure on the prying end of the top member. A wedge-shaped prying tool in the prying end penetrates the split in the shot and pries it open, releasing the line.

Priority:

Inventor: MEISELES STEVEN H [US]


Patent No.: US7011522B2  Issued: 14/Mar/2006

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

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CERAMICS, INC

Application No.: 10/027017   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2001

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: US1999-376921 Applic. Date: 1999-08-18; US19980097216P Applic. Date: 1998-08-20

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


Patent No.: US7011523B2  Issued: 14/Mar/2006

Title: Bleaching compositions and devices having a solid adhesive layer and bleaching gel adjacent thereto

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/692117   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions in the shape of a dental tray or tray-like form include a substantially solid adhesive layer and a dental bleaching gel. A barrier layer may be included on an outer surface of the adhesive layer to form a dental bleaching device. The adhesive layer comprises a substantially solid adhesive composition that has increased adhesiveness to oral tissue when moistened with saliva or water. The adhesive layer is formed from an intermediate composition that is heated to drive off the solvent. Using a bleaching gel separate from the adhesive layer improves the potency and stability of the bleaching agent, as the bleaching gel is not heated like the adhesive layer. The shape of the dental bleaching device facilitates placement of the device over a person's teeth with substantially less manipulation compared to the use of initially flat bleaching strips.

The moistened adhesive composition reliably adheres the dental bleaching composition or device against a user's teeth during a bleaching procedure. Because a substantial portion of the adhesive composition remains solid or semi-solid during bleaching, the adhesive composition maintains a substantial portion of its adhesive properties and internal cohesive strength compared to, e.g., a bleaching gel used by itself.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7013589B2  Issued: 21/Mar/2006

Title: Parcel shipping methods

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/298145   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A reusable labeling construction, and container incorporating the same to permit parcel shipment comprises a removable label and a label panel. The removable label includes strip material for receiving information corresponding to an address of an intended recipient and an adhesive layer. The label panel is adapted to be supported by the container body and includes a transparent surface portion formed of a material to which the adhesive will adhere sufficiently to retain the label on the transparent surface portion during shipment, yet from which it may be removed without tearing the strip material. A methodology of shipping parcels is also provided which contemplates preparation of a shipping package having such a reusable labeling construction.

Priority: US2001-956478 Applic. Date: 2001-09-18; US2002-170013 Applic. Date: 2002-06-10

Inventor: DICKINSON KENT H [US]; HENSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7014463B2  Issued: 21/Mar/2006

Title: Dental hygiene accessory

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/885689   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A dental hygiene accessory for cleaning a dental scaler or similar dental instrument has a platform member with a multitude of bristles upstanding from a central area of the platform. An annular body of soft dental debris retaining material is carried by the platform and surrounds the bristles. The accessory also has a retainer extending downwardly from the platform and engageable with a hygienist's finger to retain the accessory thereon.

Priority: US20030489479P Applic. Date: 2003-07-24

Inventor: SAVOIA DOMINIC [CA]


Patent No.: US7016461B2  Issued: 21/Mar/2006

Title: Real-time digital x-ray imaging apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: GENDEX CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/205257   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2002

Abstract:

An x-ray diagnostic apparatus and methods performs Real-Time Digital Radiography with particular application in dental x-ray imaging modalities, such as Orthopantomography, Scannography, Linear Tomography and Cephalography, by using a versatile and modular electronic unit, featuring ultra fast computation capability to serve diversified image sensor typology and scanning modality. In Digital Orthopantomography and Scannography, a plurality of tomographic images at different depths of the jaw can be generated, based on the pre-selection made by the user interface.

The image processing unit utilizes for the tomo-synthesis of the diagnostic image an accurate and economic digital simulator of the radiographic film speed, including a digital frequency synthesizer fed with film cassette speed digital input and high resolution clock signal, ensuring accurate and reproducible phase continuity of the output frequency signal. It also introduces an automatic adaptation of the frame acquisition rate in frame transfer mode, based on the actual speed of the cassette unit. By this method the dynamic of the exposure signal is reduced, and a better optimization of the signal response of the x-ray detector is achieved.

Priority: US20010307627P Applic. Date: 2001-07-25

Inventor: ROTONDO GIUSEPPE [IT]; VENTURINO GIANFRANCO [IT]


Patent No.: US7017591B2  Issued: 28/Mar/2006

Title: Particulate coated monofilament devices

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TAPE PARTNERS LLC

Application No.: 10/334089   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed are coated monofilament dental devices overcoated with biofilm-responsive particulate abrasives.

Priority: US2001-935922 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23; US2001-935920 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23; US2001-935921 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23; US2001-935910 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23

Inventor: BROWN DALE G [US]; SCHWEIGERT MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7017797B2  Issued: 28/Mar/2006

Title: Cardboard container for solid, granular or possibly pasty products, and manufacturing method thereof

Applicant/Assignee: P.L.V. SPA

Application No.: 10/446735   Filing Date: 29/May/2003

Abstract:

A cardboard container ( 1 ) is described particularly for solid, granular or powder products, but also adaptable to contain fluid products, in particular paste or cream products and the like. The container is obtained from two cardboard blanks ( 10 ), ( 11 ), the first giving rise to the body of the container, the second to a top closure wall. The body of the container rises conically from a rectangular base ( 2 ) to give rise at the top to a substantially octagonal mouth, wherein is inserted said reclosure cover ( 8 ) having peripheral flaps (h) upwardly folded and positioned inside the mouth of the container, to be blocked by corresponding flaps (f, f') of the upper edge ( 3 ) of the container ( 1 ), which are folded inwardly and fixed by means of glue or heat-sealing adhesive.

In one embodiment, the container ( 1 ) can be made hermetic, for containing fluid products, by applying a film ( 40 ) to the blank wherefrom the body of the container is produced, and a thin layer of aluminium ( 50 ) to the blank ( 11 ) giving rise to said top closure wall ( 8 ), wherein a cut line ( 22, 23 ) is provided to facilitate removal of a disk ( 8 ') and form an opening for access to the product. A method for production of such a container is also described.

Priority: CA20032429444 Applic. Date: 2003-05-23; EP20030011600 Applic. Date: 2003-05-22

Inventor: GOGLIO LUIGI [IT]


Patent No.: US7018465B2  Issued: 28/Mar/2006

Title: Aerosolized ceramic porcelains and glaze composition

Applicant/Assignee: ENAMELITE, LLC

Application No.: 10/622090   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A spray glaze or opaque composition for coating dental restorations and other surfaces and objects such as hobby ceramics that comprises about 4 to about 50 weight % glaze material, about 5 to about 60 weight % restoration wetting agent, and about 10 to about 90% non CFC propellant. An opaque composition further comprises about 5 to about 30% opaque material.

Priority: US20020397664P Applic. Date: 2002-07-22

Inventor: PITTS PHILLIP G [US]; VINSON JAMES R [US]


Patent No.: US7020898B1  Issued: 04/Apr/2006

Title: Multiuse glove

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/855194   Filing Date: 26/May/2004

Abstract:

A hand-worn article includes enclosures for thumb and fingers and a plurality of raised elements, such as bristles, extending in a generally perpendicular direction from the article. The raised elements are attached by heat sealing to the hand enclosure and may be used for a variety of applications, such as tooth brushing, cleaning, polishing, massaging and the like. The article may be constructed as a glove, mitten, an enclosure with an extension, or a hand covering with no receptacles for fingers or thumb.

Priority:

Inventor: PUCCI MICHAEL A [US]; UNDERWOOD DEBRA L [US]


Patent No.: US7024988B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Plant for the continuous processing and packing of meat products

Applicant/Assignee: METALQUIMIA, S.A

Application No.: 10/478229   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2004

Abstract:

It comprises an injection station ( 10 )

a maceration station ( 20 ), including a massaging rotating drum ( 22 ) and several drawn quiescent tanks ( 24 )

and a packaging station ( 30 ). Such stations are linked by an accumulation and loading unit ( 40 ) to the drum ( 22 ) located between the said injection station ( 10 ) and the maceration station ( 20 )

a reloading unit ( 50 ) located between the station ( 20 ) and the unit ( 40 )

and a transferring unit ( 60 ) to a feeding hopper ( 62 ) of the said packaging station ( 30 ) including an automatic cleaning unit ( 70 ) for the tanks ( 24 ). A control center coordinates the operations steps of the stations and units for keeping a non-stop operation, providing a time for cleaning each station, unit or part thereof during such cycle.

Priority: WO2001ES00195 Applic. Date: 2001-05-18

Inventor: COROMINAS NARCIS LAGARES [ES]


Patent No.: US7025950B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Oral care compositions comprising dicarboxy functionalized polyorganosiloxanes

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/430617   Filing Date: 06/May/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating and modifying surfaces and for enhancing delivery of active agents to surfaces treated with the compositions, which comprise siloxane polymers functionalized with pendant moieties comprising anionic groups, specifically carboxylic acid groups. When applied to a suitable surface, the present composition comprising the carboxy functionalized siloxane polymers forms a substantially hydrophobic coating on the treated surface. These polymers effectively deposit on surfaces that have cationic sites, which are capable of forming bonds or linkages with the anionic groups of the polymer. The treated surface becomes hydrophobic due to the deposition of the carboxy functionalized siloxane polymer, which then imparts a variety of end use benefits to that surface such as ease of cleaning, stain removal and prevention, whitening, etc. The carboxy functionalized siloxane polymer further acts as a carrier to deposit active agents onto the surface and to improve retention and efficacy of said actives on the treated surface. The present compositions are useful in a variety of applications including oral care, hair and skin care, personal care, cosmetics, and fabric and hard surface cleaning and conditioning. Examples are oral compositions for use in cleaning and whitening of natural teeth and dental prosthesis

for preventing, reducing or removing plaque, calculus and surface deposited stains on teeth

and for providing shine, smoothness and positive feel benefits to teeth, the compositions comprising at least about 0.1% by weight of a dicarboxy functionalized siloxane polymer in a formulation that effectively deposits the polymer to teeth and other oral surfaces.

Priority: US20020378994P Applic. Date: 2002-05-09

Inventor: MAJETI SATYANARAYANA [US]; RENO ELIZABETH ANN BROWN [US]; KOVACS STEPHEN ANDRAS [US]; GLANDORF WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]; OLIER PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US7025983B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Fast dissolving orally consumable films

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY LLC

Application No.: 09/836474   Filing Date: 18/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Physiologically acceptable films, including edible films, are disclosed. The films include a water soluble film-forming polymer such as pullulan. Edible films are disclosed that include pullulan and antimicrobially effective amounts of the essential oils thymol, methyl salicylate, eucalyptol and menthol. The edible films are effective at killing the plaque-producing germs that cause dental plaque, gingivitis and bad breath. The film can also contain pharmaceutically active agents. Methods for producing the films are also disclosed.

Priority: US1999-395104 Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US19980101798P Applic. Date: 1998-09-25

Inventor: LEUNG SAU-HUNG SPENCE [US]; LEONE ROBERT S [US]; KUMAR LORI D [US]; KULKARNI NEEMA [US]; SORG ALBERT F [US]


Patent No.: US7025986B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Micromesh interproximal devices

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TAPE PARTNERS LLC

Application No.: 10/073682   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A shred resistant, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, micromesh interproximal device produced by fibrillating and slitting stretched polyethylene film having a tensile-strength from between about 0.7 GPa and about 5 GPa, where said polyethylene has an intrinsic viscosity of from between about 5 and about 50 dl/g and wherein said resultant micromesh tape is coated with an oral care substance at from between about 10 and about 120 mg/yd.

Priority:

Inventor: BROWN DALE G [US]; HILL IRA D [US]


Patent No.: US7026017B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Organometallic monoacylalkylphosphines

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/280819   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula I in which Ar is a group or unsubstituted or substituted cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, naphthyl, biphenylyl or an O-, S- or N-containing 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring

R1 and R2 are C1-C20alkyl, OR11, CF3 or halogen

R3, R4 and R5 are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, OR11 or halogen

R6 is unsubstituted or substituted C1-C24alkyl, C2-C24alkyl, which is interrupted by O, S or NR14 and is unsubstituted or substituted

C2-C24alkenyl, uninterrupted or interrupted by O, S or NR14 and unsubstituted or substituted

unsubstituted or substituted C7-C24arylalkyl

C4-C24cycloalkyl, uninterrupted or interrupted by O, S and/or NR14

or C8-C24arylcycloalkyl

R11 is C1-C20alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, phenyl, benzyl or C2-C20alkyl, interrupted by O or S and unsubstituted or substituted

R12 and R13 are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, phenyl, benzyl or C2-C20alkyl, interrupted by O atoms and unsubstituted or substituted

or R12 and R13 together are C3-C5alkylene, uninterrupted or interrupted by O, S or NR14

R14 is hydrogen, phenyl, C1-C12alkyl or C2-C12alkyl, interrupted by O or S and unsubstituted or substituted

and M is hydrogen, Li, Na or K

are valuable intermediates for the preparation of unsymmetrical bisacylphosphine oxides and monoacylphosphine oxides.

Priority: CH20000001133 Applic. Date: 2000-06-08; US2001-871373 Applic. Date: 2001-05-31

Inventor: WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; HUG GEBHARD [CH]


Patent No.: US7026094B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Substituted oxime derivatives and the use thereof as latent acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP

Application No.: 10/478963   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2003

Abstract:

New oxime sulfonate compounds of the formula (I) and (II), wherein R1 is C1-C12alkyl, C1C4haloalkyl, hydrogon, OR9, NR10R11, SR12 or is phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by OH, C1-C18alkyl, halogen and/or C1-C12alkoxy

R2, R3, R4 and R5 are for example hydrogen or C1-C12alkyl

R6 is for example is C1-C18alkylsulfonyl, phenyl-C1-C3alkylsulfonyl or phenylsulfonyl

R'6 is for example phenylenedisulfonyl or diphenylenedisulfonyl

R7, R8 and R9 for example are hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl

R10 and R11, are for example hydrogen or C1-C18alkyl

R12 is for example hydrogen, phenyl or C1-C18alkyl

A is S, O, NR13, or a group of formula A1, A2 or A3, R21 and R22 independently of one other have one of the meanings given for R7

R23, R24, R25 and R26 independently of one another are for example hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl, halogen or phenyl

Z is CR22 or N

and Z1 is CR22 or N

and Z1 is CR22 or N

and Z1 is CH2, S, O or NR13 are particularly suitable as photo-latent acids in resist applications.

Priority: EP20010810533 Applic. Date: 2001-06-01; WO2002EP05667 Applic. Date: 2002-05-23

Inventor: MATSUMOTO AKIRA [CH]; YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]; MURER PETER [CH]


Patent No.: US7026292B1  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors

Applicant/Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/287500   Filing Date: 07/Apr/1999

Abstract:

The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising a morphogenic protein stimulatory factor (MPSF) for improving the tissue inductive activity of morphogenic proteins, particularly those belonging to the BMP protein family. Methods for improving the tissue inductive activity of a morphogenic protein in a mammal using those compositions are provided. This invention also provides implantable morphogenic devices comprising a morphogenic protein and a MPSF disposed within a carrier, that are capable of inducing tissue formation in allogeneic and xenogeneic implants. Methods for inducing local tissue formation from a progenitor cell in a mammal using those devices are also provided. A method for accelerating allograft repair in a mammal using morphogenic devices is provided. This invention also provides a prosthetic device comprising a prosthesis coated with a morphogenic protein and a MPSF, and a method for promoting in vivo integration of an implantable prosthetic device to enhance the bond strength between the prosthesis and the existing target tissue at the joining site. Methods of treating tissue degenerative conditions in a mammal using the pharmaceutical compositions are also provided.

Priority: US1998-158220 Applic. Date: 1998-09-22; US1998-027873 Applic. Date: 1998-02-23; US1995-570752 Applic. Date: 1995-12-12

Inventor: LEE JOHN C [US]; YEH LEE-CHUAN C [US]


Patent No.: US7026325B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC PARION-SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/973474   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to sodium channel blockers. The present invention also includes a variety of methods of treatment using these inventive sodium channel blockers.

Priority: US2003-367947 Applic. Date: 2003-02-19

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7029456B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Medical fluid therapy flow balancing and synchronization system

Applicant/Assignee: BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A

Application No.: 10/685724   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Systems, apparatus and methods that allow external infusion, IV or administration pumps to be synchronized with the internal pumps for a medical fluid therapy machine are provided. The system reduces the time and effort needed to calculate, set-up, enter and maintain flowrates of various fluids, maintained internally or externally with respect to the medical fluid therapy machine. The system also automatically follows therapy requirements, for example, a requirement that one pump/fluid be running/flowing for another pump/fluid to be enabled to run/flow. The system further automatically adjusts for variations in flowrate of one fluid with respect to another. In short, the system provides a more "hands-off", safe and effective method and apparatus for medical fluid therapy fluid delivery.

Priority:

Inventor: WARE LEE C [US]; BOEHNLEIN ARNOLD F [US]


Patent No.: US7029491B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: PACIFIER

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/396424   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A pacifier includes a nipple, a shield and a handle. The nipple comprises a pair of wings extending longitudinally along a bulbous end of the nipple. The wings allow for air to exit and enter the space between the palate and the nipple to prevent a vacuum therebetween. Alternatively, the nipple has a channel system comprising a series of holes on the surface of the nipple, some contacting the palate, to also allow the air to enter and exit the space between the palate and the nipple. The stem of the nipple may also have a transverse hole which receives the baby teeth to prevent an open bite.

Priority:

Inventor: DAVIS JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US7029713B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Peptide extract of lupine and pharmaceutical or cosmetic or nutritional composition comprising the same

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATOIRES PHARMASCIENCE

Application No.: 10/678884   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The invention concerns a peptide extract of lupine (lupinus) characterised in that it has a metalloprotease inhibiting activity, in particular collagenase and gelatinase. The invention also concerns a pharmaceutical, cosmetic or nutritional composition comprising a peptide extract, optionally an inert carrier, in particular for treating humans or mammals suffering from a condition or disease related to excessive degeneration of support by a metalloprotease.

Priority: FR19990004875 Applic. Date: 1999-04-19; US2001-958092 Applic. Date: 2001-11-16; WO2000FR01007 Applic. Date: 2000-04-18

Inventor: MSIKA PHILIPPE [FR]; PICCIRILLI ANTOINE [FR]; PAUL FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US7030117B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/973447   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to sodium channel blockers. The present invention also includes a variety of methods of treatment using these inventive sodium channel blockers.

Priority: US2003-367947 Applic. Date: 2003-02-19

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7032596B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation device and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/820239   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A cardiopulmonary resuscitation device and method that combines artificial, emergency ventilation of a patient's lungs with chest compressions on the patient's sternum area. The device includes a self-inflating bag having a top side, a bottom side, and an outlet port through which the content of the bag is forced when the top side of the bag is pushed toward the bottom side of the bag

target indicia on the self-inflating bag to indicate the proper position of the self-inflating bag on the patient's sternum area and to indicate the proper location on the self-inflating bag for applying force to the top side of the self-inflating bag

a face mask for placement over the patient's mouth and nose

and a tube extending from the outlet port of the self-inflating bag to the face mask.

Priority: CA20062562455 Applic. Date: 2006-10-03

Inventor: THOMPSON DARRELL K [US]; THOMPSON PHYLLIS D [US]


Patent No.: US7032598B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Snoreway space block with snore strips or portnoy buccal tab

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/290828   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A method and device for stopping a person from snoring while sleeping comprising a narrow strip having adhesive covering one surface or a buccal tab which can be affixed to a snore prevention intra-oral device, both of which block the snoreway space of the person.

Priority:

Inventor: PORTNOY LEONARD L [US]


Patent No.: US7032702B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Rear covering part with a tail pipe orifice

Applicant/Assignee: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AG

Application No.: 10/731444   Filing Date: 10/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A rear covering part fastened to a tail pipe orifice for a motor vehicle exhaust system. The rear covering part includes a completely bordered passage opening through which the tail pipe orifice penetrates. The rear covering part avoids damage to the exhaust system in the event of an accident-caused deformation. The passage cross-section of the tail pipe orifice ( 7, 7 '), over its entire length (LG), is larger than the exterior cross-section (W 3 ) of the tail pipe ( 3 ) of the exhaust system.

Priority: DE20021058250 Applic. Date: 2002-12-13

Inventor: RINKLIN GERHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US7033077B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Sealable bags made of plastics or other materials and method of making plastic sheeting for manufacturing sealable bags

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/453284   Filing Date: 03/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A bag comprising first and second walls which are connected together along their sides and bottom and a flap portion which is connected to a top of one of the walls. The flap portion and this one wall together form a transversely extending Z-fold. An adhesive strip is provided for closing an open mouth of the bag and this strip extends in a transverse direction across an inner surface of said one wall. A protective band extends in a transverse direction across an inner section of the flap portion so as to cover and contact the adhesive strip. The flap portion also has a projecting outer section which can be pulled outwardly away from the interior of the bag to expose the adhesive strip. A method of making modified plastic sheeting suitable for making these sealable bags is also disclosed.

Using one method, an aqueous coating of release material is applied as a band to a strip of plastic sheeting by means of a printing press. This band is then dried using a hot air dryer.

Priority: US20020428290P Applic. Date: 2002-07-16

Inventor: TAYLOR PETER [CA]


Patent No.: US7033101B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Interproximal brush with gargle and disinfectant

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/214015   Filing Date: 06/Aug/2002

Abstract:

An embodiment of the invention is an interproximal brush with gargle and disinfectant. This interproximal brush includes two brush units. The brush units each consists of a handle having a rectangular cross-section, and an interproximal cleaning means, such as bristles or a dental floss, fixed to an end of the handle. The interproximal brush also has a casing consisting of two reception parts. In this case, the reception parts have a hollow box shape for receiving the brush units, and contain gargle and disinfectant therein, respectively. Further, a sealing unit is provided at a position around a mouth of each of the two reception parts.

Priority: KR20020018131U Applic. Date: 2002-06-14; KR20020033381 Applic. Date: 2002-06-14

Inventor: HAN SANG KEE [KR]


Patent No.: US7033490B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Floating, multi-directional pool skimmer

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/779081   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A floating, multi-directional liquid skimming device, comprising a perimeter frame attached to a net, where the frame rotates relative to a central axis. A central axis element may be attached to a pole handle. Floatation elements can be located along the central axis. In operation, the frame floats at rest with the frame roughly parallel to the surface of the liquid, and where the top edge of the frame is above the liquid surface to retain collected debris. When the device is pulled toward the operator, the frame swivels relative to the surface, so the frame opening is facing the direction of travel, enabling capture of floating material. When the skimmer motion is stopped, inherent floatation causes the frame to quickly swivel back to the resting position. If the skimmer is pushed away from the operator, the frame opening swivels to face the new direction of travel.

Priority: US20030448059P Applic. Date: 2003-02-15

Inventor: BLACKMAN GARY PALMER [US]; ZILLIOX KENT BRIAN [US]


Patent No.: US7033511B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Sustained water treatment in dental equipment

Applicant/Assignee: A-DEC, INC

Application No.: 10/761926   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2004

Abstract:

An antimicrobial composition, methods of making the composition, and methods of using the composition. The composition comprises a substantially dry mixture of effective amounts of one or more quaternary ammonium compounds, one or more oxidizing agents, and one or more antimicrobial metallic compounds, such as silver-containing compounds. The composition is primarily directed to the sustained treatment of dental unit water.

Priority:

Inventor: ZAWADA JEFFREY A [US]; MOORE SR CLAYTON L D [US]


Patent No.: US7033576B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Use of a high structure and dispersible precipitated silica as a thickening or texturing agent in toothpaste compositions

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/296788   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The invention concerns the use, as thickening or texturing agent in toothpaste compositions, of a highly dispersible precipitated silica having a pH of 3.5 to 9, a DOP oil absorption higher than 200 ml/g, a CTAB specific surface area from 70 to 250 m2, a median diameter of at least 20 mum determined by ultrasound-free laser diffraction, a residual anion rate, expressed in sodium sulphate, less than 5 wt. %.

Priority: FR20000007288 Applic. Date: 2000-06-07; WO2001FR01742 Applic. Date: 2001-06-06

Inventor: CHEVALLIER YVONICK [FR]; DROMARD ADRIEN [FR]; LAHARY PIERRE-YVES [FR]; MARCANDELLI CELINE [FR]


Patent No.: US7035702B2  Issued: 25/Apr/2006

Title: Methods for dental restoration

Applicant/Assignee: CYNOVAD INC

Application No.: 10/667967   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for preparing dental restorations, the method comprising the steps of (a) compiling a database of materials for use in preparing a dental restoration

(b) compiling a database of procedures for preparing the dental restoration

(c) determining the geometrical constraints of the dental restoration

(d) determining the aesthetic constraints of the dental restoration

and (e) inputting the geometrical constraints and the aesthetic constraints to a computer to mathematically select from the material database and the procedure database a recipe for producing the dental restoration.

Priority: CA20012342709 Applic. Date: 2001-03-23; WO2002IB02215 Applic. Date: 2002-03-22

Inventor: JELONEK THOMAS [CA]; BRETON PIERRE [CA]; TREMBLAY PIERRE-JULES [CA]; WHAITE PETER [CA]


Patent No.: US7036826B2  Issued: 02/May/2006

Title: Continuous extrusion molding system for a weatherstrip

Applicant/Assignee: NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/717261   Filing Date: 19/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A continuous extrusion molding system for continuously extrusion molding a weather strip for an automobile includes a prickly gear, rotatable while pressed in contact with the weather strip being extruded, and disposed so as to be adjacent to a mouth piece of an extruder. Tiny holes having a depth reaching a core bar are defined preferably in a groove bottom of a U-like shape of a part of a slightly foamed solid rubber portion, in such a way as to be arranged in line along the longitudinal direction of the weather strip by use of the prickly gear.

Priority: JP20010201887 Applic. Date: 2001-07-03; JP20020071309 Applic. Date: 2002-03-15; US2002-175650 Applic. Date: 2002-06-20

Inventor: SAKUMA NOBORU [JP]


Patent No.: US7036987B2  Issued: 02/May/2006

Title: Reclosable bag having wicket flap and slider-actuated string zipper

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/610805   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A reclosable bag having a top flap with holes configured to allow a stack of such bags to be mounted on a wicket or a pair of dispensing posts, and having a slider-actuated zipper (e.g., a string zipper) installed in a mouth at the top of the bag. The top flap is connected to a double layer of film that forms one side of the receptacle mouth and is joined to one strip of the zipper. The flap, which extends downward near its connection to the double layer of film, can be wrapped under and around the bottom of one side of the slider. The holes in the flap (for the wicket) are disposed above the zipper when the wrapped-around flap is fully extended upward.

Priority: US2003-367450 Applic. Date: 2003-02-14

Inventor: CRUNKLETON GREGORY H [US]; LINTON BASIL C [US]; AUSNIT STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US7036988B2  Issued: 02/May/2006

Title: Zipper for vacuum storage bag

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/370310   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A reclosable vacuum storage bag having a zipper that can be hermetically sealed after the zipper is closed and before the bag is evacuated. The hermetic seal can be provided by means of a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on one of the two zipper strips or by means of a pair of cohesive coatings on confronting portions of the respective zipper strips. The coating or coatings run the entire length of the bag mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: OLECHOWSKI KEVIN P [US]


Patent No.: US7037508B2  Issued: 02/May/2006

Title: Pestivirus mutants and vaccines containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: AKZO NOBEL NV

Application No.: 09/839796   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to attenuated pestivirus mutants, which have a reduced ability to replicate as exhibited by a small plaque size. The mutations are in the 5' nontranslated region of the viral genome. These mutant viruses are useful as live vaccines in the control of bovine viral diarrhea, border disease and classical swine fever.

Priority: EP20000201421 Applic. Date: 2000-04-21

Inventor: THIEL HEINZ-JUERGEN [DE]; BECHER PAUL P [DE]; ORLICH MICHAELA M [DE]


Patent No.: US7040365B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Band device for a wheel rim

Applicant/Assignee: TYRON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 10/276235   Filing Date: 31/Mar/2003

Abstract:

An assembly ( 10 ) for location around a wheel rim ( 32 ) includes an annular support band ( 12 ) being formed of a relatively inextensible material. The support band ( 12 ) is split at at least one circumferential location to define a pair of opposed ends ( 16, 18 ). Adjustment bolt ( 24 ) is operably connected to the opposed ends ( 16, 18 ) for enabling adjustment of the diameter of the support band ( 12 ), and feet ( 14 ) depend from the radially inner face ( 34 ) of the support band ( 12 ). The feet ( 14 ) are formed from a relatively non-compressible material and, in use, are seated upon the wheel rim ( 32 ) to maintain the support band ( 12 ) in a spaced apart relationship with the wheel rim ( 32 ). The assembly may be adapted for use as a runflat assembly or as a beadlock assembly.

Priority: GB20000011727 Applic. Date: 2000-05-16; WO2001GB02150 Applic. Date: 2001-05-16

Inventor: LUEST RICHARD DAVID [GB]


Patent No.: US7040893B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Fiber-covered dental delivery instruments

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/068788   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A dental delivery tool sized and configured to deliver a dental composition into a dental preparation includes: (A) a hollow body configured to deliver a dental composition therefrom

and (B) a plurality of fibers coupled to at least a portion of the hollow body. A portion of the fibers extend a length "L" distally beyond the rim of the hollow body. A portion of the fibers are coupled along the wall a distance "D" proximally with respect to the rim. The distance "D" is at least about two and one half times greater than the length "L". Employing the tool, which may be a delivery tip, for example, the interior walls of a dental preparation may be conveniently brushed or cleaned during a procedure in which a dental composition is delivered using the dental delivery tool.

Priority: US2000-703248 Applic. Date: 2000-10-30; US2001-766708 Applic. Date: 2001-01-22

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US7040897B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Thin, flexible membrane dental trays and systems and methods utilizing such trays

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/444242   Filing Date: 23/May/2003

Abstract:

A dental treatment system comprises membrane treatment tray that is self-conforming to a person's own teeth when used with a sticky dental treatment composition and a support skeleton. The support skeleton maintains the flexible membrane tray in the form of tray prior to placing the tray over a person's teeth. A sticky viscous composition is either provided in or applied to the membrane tray, and then the treatment system is placed so as to position the membrane tray over the upper or lower teeth of the person. The support skeleton (internal or external) is separated from the membrane tray so that just the membrane tray remains over the person's teeth during the desired dental treatment. The sticky viscous composition holds the membrane tray against the teeth and helps it to at least partially conform to the shape of the teeth.

The membrane dental tray is useful for teeth bleaching and other dental treatments known in the art.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US7040960B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Use of bioactive glass for cutting bioactive glasses

Applicant/Assignee: IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/473410   Filing Date: 11/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of cutting a bioactive glass object which comprises contacting the bioactive glass object with bioactive glass particles delivered using an air abrasion system.

Priority: GB20010008115 Applic. Date: 2001-03-30; US20010281809P Applic. Date: 2001-04-06; WO2002GB01513 Applic. Date: 2002-03-28

Inventor: HENCH LARRY L [GB]; THOMPSON IAN D [GB]; COOK RICHARD J [GB]; WATSON TIMOTHY F [GB]; ROBINSON PAUL D [GB]


Patent No.: US7041286B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Composition for mitigating a pernicious thrombotic event

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/625305   Filing Date: 23/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A composition. The composition comprises aspirin, magnesium, and nattokinase, and either niacin or nitroglycerine. The composition has a structural form of: a chewable form, a dissolvable form, a liquid form, a spray form, or a suppository form. The structural form is suitable for being introduced into the body of a person, such as by means of a body cavity of the person. The composition may be used for mitigating adverse effects of an imminent or actually-occurring pernicious thrombotic event, such as a heart attack or stroke, in the person.

Priority:

Inventor: NERENBERG ARNOLD P [US]


Patent No.: US7041645B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Methods of inhibiting or inducing bone formation

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH THE UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Application No.: 10/189302   Filing Date: 02/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition containing a mixture of stable folding variants of recombinant bone morphogenic proteins (rBMPs) and its use in therapy, especially in the treatment of orthopaedic and dental patients. Specifically, the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition containing a mixture of stable folding variants of at least two rBMPs or their monomers or mutants in a suitable carrier system.

Priority: FI20010001478 Applic. Date: 2001-07-05

Inventor: SAILER HERMANN [CH]; WEBER FRANZ [DE]


Patent No.: US7041709B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Dental adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH

Application No.: 10/341985   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A composition including nanoparticles each having an acidic polymerizable siloxane moiety. For example, a hydrolysis stable, self-etching, self-priming dental adhesive composition including 90 to 10 percent by weight of an aqueous phase, and 10 to 90 percent by weight of acidic polymerizable nanoparticles. The acidic polymerizable nanoparticles are obtainable by hydrolysis of a mixture containing one or more hydrolyzable organosilicon compounds wherein (i) at least a portion of the hydrolyzable organosilicon compounds contains one or more polymerizable groups and (ii) at least a portion of the hydrolyzable organosilicon compounds contain one or more acidic moieties.

Priority: DE20021006451 Applic. Date: 2002-02-15

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


Patent No.: US7041714B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Dental adhesive

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA DENTAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/467862   Filing Date: 13/Aug/2003

Abstract:

A dental adhesive containing an acidic group-containing radically polymerizable monomer, a non-acidic radically polymerizable monomer, a chemical polymerization initiator and a filler, as well as a 2,4-diphenyl-4-methyl-1-pentene. When the dental adhesive is used for adhering a crown restorative to the tooth, an excess of cement swelling from the surface of adhesion can be favorably removed, the curing time can be suitably adjusted without decreasing the strength of adhesion to the tooth, and a change in the color tone of the cured body can be effectively suppressed.

Priority: JP20010399569 Applic. Date: 2001-12-28; WO2002JP10412 Applic. Date: 2002-10-07

Inventor: TAKESHITA HIROSHI [JP]; ISHIDA EMI [JP]; KAZAMA HIDEKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7043774B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: Flush-toilet bowl integrated with a urinal

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/488624   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A bowl is provided having a back ( 3 ) presenting to the user the surface of a urinal ( 3 A) designed to convey into the bowl the urine that is projected against it. There are likewise provided: an annular seat ( 6 )

a mobile front-covering panel ( 9 ) for covering the surface ( 3 A)

and a device for positioning the front-covering panel ( 9 ) and the seat ( 6 ), to enable their positioning according to a first configuration, with the panel ( 9 ) forming a backrest and covering of the surface ( 3 A) and the seat ( 6 ) resting on the base ( 1 ) of the bowl, or else in a second configuration, with the panel ( 9 ) and the seat ( 6 ) set away at the front from the bowl and from the surface.

Priority: IT2001FI00165 Applic. Date: 2001-09-03; WO2002IT00553 Applic. Date: 2002-08-28

Inventor: PICCHI MARCELLO [IT]


Patent No.: US7044671B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: Applicator for cleaning teeth

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY LLC

Application No.: 10/672200   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A disposable teeth cleaning applicator device. An elongated tubular shaft member has an applicator tip member at one end and a toothpick device at the other end. A liquid dental material is positioned inside the tubular shaft member and, once released, is squeezed or allowed to flow into the applicator tip member and used to clean a person's teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: PARIKH RITA [US]; FOX ARTHUR [US]; LORELLO DIANE [US]


Patent No.: US7044737B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: Ultrasound oral hygiene and therapeutic device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/792736   Filing Date: 05/Mar/2004

Abstract:

An ultrasound oral hygiene and therapeutic device comprises an array of ultrasonic transducers, a power generator, and a filling element. The ultrasonic transducer array, with optional radiation plates and reflection plates, produce uniform ultrasound radiation on each surface desirable to be treated by ultrasound radiation. The soft and resilient filling element snugly fits into a user's oral cavity, confines cleaning solution and the ultrasound action within a limited ultrasound action zone surrounding the surfaces desirable to be treated, and protects all other parts of the oral cavity from ultrasound radiation. The device provides superior, uniform, and consistent cleaning results in a short time. In particular, it cleans the entire dental surface, including the inter-dental and gingival areas. It is extremely easy to use, quiet, durable, energy efficient, and inexpensive in long run.

Priority:

Inventor: FU LIANG [US]


Patent No.: US7044929B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: Hinged therapeutic mouthpiece

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/715994   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2003

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: US2002-209310 Applic. Date: 2002-07-31; US20010309327P Applic. Date: 2001-08-01

Inventor: VANSKIVER GREG J [US]; VANSKIVER ROXANNE R [US]


Patent No.: US7048460B1  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Portable combination toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/056916   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A portable combination toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser device within a casing for providing a convenient and hygienic means of brushing teeth. The casing includes a toothbrush, a toothpaste dispenser, and includes a top end and a bottom end. The bottom end has a ribbed circular dispensing wheel connected to an internal plunger assembly. The plunger assembly has a circular platform which pushes toothpaste upwardly and a funnel cap which dispenses the toothpaste outwardly onto the toothbrush. The toothbrush has bristles and a handle that extends upwardly and downwardly from within the casing. A cap fits onto the bottom end of the casing in an open position ready for use and onto the top end of the casing in a closed position for storage.

Priority:

Inventor: THOMPSON NICOLE [US]; THOMPSON RON [US]


Patent No.: US7048542B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Dental splint

Applicant/Assignee: MEDARTIS AG

Application No.: 10/344338   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A dental splint for fixing a tooth with increased mobility, which dental splint has several eyes, adjacent eyes being interconnected via a flat connection, and the individual eyes each having a through-opening which is surrounded by a link so that it is possible, by way of the through-opening, to apply an adhesive to the tooth located behind the respective through-opening to secure the dental splint on the tooth, wherein the through-opening of the eye is substantially diamond-shaped, and wherein the flat connection between the eyes is at least approximately twice as wide as the link which surrounds the through-openings.

Priority: CH20000001586 Applic. Date: 2000-08-16; WO2001CH00502 Applic. Date: 2001-08-16

Inventor: VON ARX THOMAS [CH]; FILIPPI ANDREAS [CH]; PFEFFERLE JOACHIM [DE]


Patent No.: US7048543B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Substantially solid bleaching composition in a tray-like configuration

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/446471   Filing Date: 27/May/2003

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions are in the shape of a dental tray or tray-like configuration, optionally in combination with a protective barrier layer. Shaped bleaching compositions comprise a substantially solid dental bleaching composition that has increased adhesiveness to teeth when moistened with saliva or water. The shape of the dental bleaching composition facilitates placement of the composition over a person's teeth with substantially less manipulation compared to the use of initially flat bleaching strips. The substantially solid dental bleaching composition becomes more adhesive when moistened with saliva or water, yet remains intact and coherent after the dental bleaching composition is placed over a person's teeth during bleaching, particularly when used in combination with a moisture-resistant barrier.

The result is that the moistened dental bleaching composition is able to reliably adhere against a user's teeth during a bleaching procedure.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7048910B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Use of ectoine or ectoine derivatives for oral care

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/363789   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of one or more compounds selected from compounds of formulae Ia and Ib, the physiologically compatible salts of compounds of formula Ia and Ib and the stereoisomer forms of compounds of formula La and Ib, wherein R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<4 >and n have the meaning cited in claim 1 . Said compounds can be used advantageously in a preparation suitable for oral care

Priority: DE20001044327 Applic. Date: 2000-09-07; WO2001EP09171 Applic. Date: 2001-08-08

Inventor: BUENGER JOACHIM [DE]; DRILLER HANSJUERGEN [DE]; DEN HOLLANDER OLAF [NL]


Patent No.: US7048912B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Polymeric delivery and release systems for oral care actives

Applicant/Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC

Application No.: 10/461796   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A polymer for use in an oral care composition which includes a monomer repeat unit containing an active material covalently bonded to a hydrolyzable side group of said monomer unit, and a spacer group positioned between the main chain of said polymer and said hydrolyzable side group, said polymer having a predetermined rapid rate of aqueous hydrolysis to release said active material therefrom.

Priority:

Inventor: PLOCHOCKA KRYSTYNA [US]


Patent No.: US7049325B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Quinoline derivatives as anti-inflammatory agents

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

Application No.: 09/925883   Filing Date: 07/Aug/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, CH(OH), C(O), C-NOR<4>, NR<5>, 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: US20000224196P Applic. Date: 2000-08-09

Inventor: BROKA CHRIS ALLEN [US]; KIM WOONGKI [US]; SMITH DAVID BERNARD [US]; MCLAREN KEVIN L [US]


Patent No.: US7052275B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Kits and methods for bleaching and desensitizing teeth

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/646443   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2003

Abstract:

Kits for bleaching and desensitizing a person's teeth include 1) at least one dental bleaching composition or device in the shape of a dental tray or having a tray-like configuration and 2) at least one dental desensitizing composition or device in the shape of a dental tray or having a tray-like configuration. The shaped treatment compositions comprising the kit have increased adhesiveness to teeth when moistened with saliva or water. The shape of the treatment composition or device facilitates placement of the composition or device over a person's teeth with substantially less manipulation compared to the use of initially flat strips. The substantially solid treatment compositions become more adhesive when moistened with saliva or water, yet remain intact and coherent when protected by a moisture-resistant barrier layer.

The substantially solid treatment compositions adhere and remain in place more reliably than treatment strips that include a treatment composition initially in a gel-like condition.

Priority: US2003-637237 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; US2003-446235 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27; US2003-446471 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7052688B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Method for prevention and/or treatment of infections and inflammatory conditions using a combination of lactic acid bacteria

Applicant/Assignee: VSL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/024199   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The disclosure is of a combination of lactic acid bacteria comprising: (a) a first component consisting of at least one strain of H2O2-producing lactic acid bacteria

and (b) a second component consisting of at least one strain of arginine-utilizing lactic acid bacteria. The disclosure is also of the use of this combination for making a food supplement, a hygiene product or a pharmaceutical preparation for the prevention and/or treatment of infections and inflammatory conditions caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, especially in the mouth, vagina, urethra, nose, eyes and ears.

Priority: IT1999RM00400 Applic. Date: 1999-06-21; WO2000IT00251 Applic. Date: 2000-06-16

Inventor: DE SIMONE CLAUDIO [IT]


Patent No.: US7052713B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Carrier with solid fibrinogen and solid thrombin

Applicant/Assignee: NYCOMED PHARMA AS

Application No.: 10/702434   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a solid composition useful for tissue gluing, tissue sealing and hemostasis 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 fibers.

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: DK20010000235 Applic. Date: 2001-02-13; US2002-054853 Applic. Date: 2002-01-25; US20010270914P Applic. Date: 2001-02-26

Inventor: STIMMEDER DAGMAR [AT]


Patent No.: US7052721B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Recovery of compounds using a natural adsorbent

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/240650   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides a method for recovery of compounds by adsorption fish scales. The method can be used for natural and synthetic compounds such as various natural pigments including astaxanthin in an esterified or not and synthetic astaxanthin in free form, or other carotenoid compounds. Fish scales with an adsorbed compound may be used as a source of the compound both for human and animal consumption. In particular, fish scales with adsorbed astaxanthin provide a calcium-rich nutritional supplement with beneficial anti-oxidant properties.

Priority: IS20000005429 Applic. Date: 2000-04-05; WO2001IS00009 Applic. Date: 2001-04-05

Inventor: HELGASON HAFSTEINN [IS]


Patent No.: US7052819B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: PHOTOTHERMOGRAPHIC MATERIALS WITH IMPROVED NATURAL AGE KEEPING

Applicant/Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY

Application No.: 10/826780   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The addition of certain aliphatic and non-aromatic carbocyclic polycarboxylic acids provides an improvement in natural age keeping properties of organic-solvent based photothermographic materials. This improvement is particularly useful in organic-based photothermographic materials containing phosphors in the photothermographic emulsion layer. Phosphor-containing materials can be particularly useful for direct radiographic imaging using X-radiation.

Priority:

Inventor: SIMPSON SHARON MARY [US]


Patent No.: US7053123B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Substituted (e)-styryl benzylsulfones for treating proliferative disorders

Applicant/Assignee: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Application No.: 10/398545   Filing Date: 28/Aug/2003

Abstract:

(E)-Styryl benzylsulfones useful as antiproliferative agents, including, for example, anticancer agents, are provided according to formula I: wherein: R1 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, nitro, phosphonato, amino, sulfamyl, carboxy, acetoxy and dimethylamino (C2-C6 alkoxy)

and R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, nitro, cyano, hydroxyl, phosphonato, amino, sulfamyl, carboxy, acetoxy, and dimethylamino (C2-C6 alkoxy)

provided: R1 may not be halogen when R2 and R3 are both halogen

R2 may not be 2-halogen when R3 is 4-halogen

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof

or formula II: wherein: R4 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkoxy, phosphonato, amino, sulfamyl, carboxy, acetoxy and dimethylamino (C2-C6 alkoxy)

R6 is selected from the group consisting of nitro, hydrogen, phosphonato, amino, sulfamyl, carboxy, acetoxy and dimethylamino (C2-C6 alkoxy)

and R7 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, phosphonato, amino, sulfamyl, carboxy, acetoxy, dimethylamino (C2-C6 alkoxy) and trifluoromethyl

provided R5 and R6 may not be hydrogen in the same compound

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Priority: US20000238222P Applic. Date: 2000-10-05; WO2001US31337 Applic. Date: 2001-10-05

Inventor: REDDY E PREMKUMAR [US]; REDDY M V RAMANA [US]


Patent No.: US7053135B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Two-component dental molding composition having at least one anti-acid acting compound

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH & CO. KG HERAEUS KULZER GMBH & CO.KG

Application No.: 10/637382   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2003

Abstract:

Two-component preparation on the basis of silane functionalized polyether derivatives, which cures into an elastomer product after the mixing of a base component containing silane functionalized polyether derivate with a catalyst component containing organic or inorganic acid, wherein the base component comprises an antiacid.

Priority: DE20021044693 Applic. Date: 2002-09-24

Inventor: SCHAUB MATTHIAS [DE]; NEHREN KLAUS-DIETER [DE]; FRECKMANN MICHAEL [DE]; URBAS HOLGER [DE]


Patent No.: US7053915B1  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Method and system for enhancing virtual stage experience

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANCED INTERFACES, INC

Application No.: 10/621181   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is a system and method for increasing the value of the audio-visual entertainment systems, such as karaoke, by simulating a virtual stage environment and enhancing the user's facial image in a continuous video input, automatically, dynamically and in real-time. The present invention is named Enhanced Virtual Karaoke (EVIKA). The EVIKA system consists of two major modules, the facial image enhancement module and the virtual stage simulation module. The facial image enhancement module augments the user's image using the embedded Facial Enhancement Technology (F.E.T.) in real-time. The virtual stage simulation module constructs a virtual stage in the display by augmenting the environmental image. The EVIKA puts the user's enhanced body image into the dynamic background, which changes according to the user's arbitrary motion. During the entire process, the user can interact with the system and select and interact with the virtual objects on the screen. The capability of real-time execution of the EVIKA system even with complex backgrounds enables the user to experience a whole new live virtual entertainment environment experience, which was not possible before.

Priority: US20020399542P Applic. Date: 2002-07-30

Inventor: JUNG NAMSOON [US]; SHARMA RAJEEV [US]


Patent No.: US7055530B2  Issued: 06/Jun/2006

Title: Dental cleaning strip

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/458587   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A flexible strip of a polymeric material having a plurality of apertures with raised peripheral portions for use to remove plaque, debris, and stains from interproximal surfaces and contact areas of the teeth without damaging tooth enamel. The polymeric material may be formed into apertured strips by means of a laser. The flexible strips have raised edges and raised peripheral shapes extending from both sides of the strip.

Priority: US20030450017P Applic. Date: 2003-02-25

Inventor: HUSTED ESTON A [US]


Patent No.: US7055715B2  Issued: 06/Jun/2006

Title: Drink cup and lid

Applicant/Assignee: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/824753   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A liquid container includes a brim forming an opening into a liquid reservoir chamber formed in the cup. A lid is coupled to the brim to form more than one seal with the container. The lid includes lid-removal blocker walls arranged to engage undercuts formed in the cup to retain the lid in a mounted position on the cup closing the opening into the liquid reservoir chamber.

Priority:

Inventor: MARAVICH MILAN C [US]; MANN JEFFREY A [US]; JOCHEM DAVID J [US]


Patent No.: US7056116B2  Issued: 06/Jun/2006

Title: HEAT SINK FOR DENTAL CURING LIGHT COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/973537   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A dental curing light comprises an elongate hollow wand housing having a proximal first end, a distal second end, a light source disposed at the distal second end of the wand housing, and a heat sink disposed at least partially within the wand housing. The heat sink is in contact with the light source, and comprises a plurality of layers or regions comprising different materials. A first layer or region comprises a first material having a higher thermal conductivity than that of a second layer or region, while the second layer or region comprises a second material having a specific heat greater than that of the first layer or region.

Priority:

Inventor: SCOTT ROBERT R [US]; JESSOP DEE [US]


Patent No.: US7056118B2  Issued: 06/Jun/2006

Title: Compositions and devices having a tray-like configuration for delivering a medicament and methods of manufacturing and using such compositions and devices

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/646484   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2003

Abstract:

Medicament compositions are in the shape of a dental tray or tray-like configuration, optionally in combination with a protective barrier layer. Shaped medicament compositions comprise a substantially solid medicament layer that has increased adhesiveness to teeth and/or gingiva when moistened with saliva or water. The shape of the medicament composition facilitates placement of the composition over a person's teeth and/or gingiva with substantially less manipulation compared to the use of initially flat strips. The substantially solid medicament composition becomes more adhesive when moistened with saliva or water, yet remains intact and coherent after the medicament composition is placed over a person's teeth and/or gingiva, particularly when used in combination with a moisture-resistant barrier.

The result is that the moistened medicament composition is able to reliably adhere against a user's teeth and/or gingiva during a treatment procedure.

Priority: US2003-637237 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; US2003-446235 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27; US2003-446471 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7056944B2  Issued: 06/Jun/2006

Title: Pyrazole compositions useful as inhibitors of ERK

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/688613   Filing Date: 17/Oct/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: US2003-335793 Applic. Date: 2003-01-02; US2002-225719 Applic. Date: 2002-08-22; US2001-972437 Applic. Date: 2001-10-05; US20000191956P Applic. Date: 2000-03-24; US20000242935P Applic. Date: 2000-10-24; WO2001US03911 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05; US20000180506P Applic. Date: 2000-02-05

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]; MASHAL ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7056961B2  Issued: 06/Jun/2006

Title: Adhesive composition for denture base relining material and dental curable composition

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA DENTAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/433420   Filing Date: 04/Jun/2003

Abstract:

An adhesive composition for a denture base relining material which comprises an organic solvent containing no halogen atoms such as ethyl acetate, ethyl formate or acetone, a polymer such as a copolymer of methyl methacrylate and ethyl methacrylate, and a radical polymerizable monomer such as tetramethylolmethane tetramethacrylate

and a curable composition which comprises a radical polymerizable monomer, an organic peroxide such as benzoyl peroxide, a tertiary amine compound such as diethyl-p-toluidine or dipropyl-p-toluidine, and a hydroxycarboxylic acid such as malic acid or citric acid. The adhesive composition for a denture base relining material does not contain a halogen-atom-containing organic solvent whose harmful effect has been pointed out.

Further, the composition has satisfactory adhesive properties and good operability and causes no degradation in the appearance of a denture base even if it sticks to an area on the surface of the denture base other than a contact area. The dental curable composition is widely used as dental materials having little surface unpolymerized layer and good curability, e.g., dental cement, a composite resin, a resin for crown and a denture base relining material.

Priority: JP20000368200 Applic. Date: 2000-12-04; WO2001JP10551 Applic. Date: 2001-12-03; JP20000379367 Applic. Date: 2000-12-13

Inventor: YAMASHITA MITSUHIRO [JP]; KAWAGUCHI TOSHIO [JP]; HASHIGUCHI MASANAO [JP]


Patent No.: US7059857B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Substantially solid desensitizing compositions and devices having a tray-like configuration and methods of manufacturing and using such compositions and devices

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/637237   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2003

Abstract:

Dental desensitizing compositions are in the shape of a dental tray or tray-like configuration, optionally in combination with a protective barrier layer. Shaped desensitizing compositions comprise a substantially solid dental desensitizing composition that has increased adhesiveness to teeth when moistened with saliva or water. The shape of the dental desensitizing composition facilitates placement of the composition over a person's teeth with substantially less manipulation compared to the use of initially flat strips. The substantially solid dental desensitizing composition becomes more adhesive when moistened with saliva or water, yet remains intact and coherent after the dental desensitizing composition is placed over a person's teeth during desensitizing, particularly when used in combination with a moisture-resistant barrier.

The result is that the moistened dental desensitizing composition is able to reliably adhere against a user's teeth during a desensitizing procedure.

Priority: US2003-446235 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27; US2003-446471 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7059858B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Universal tray design having anatomical features to enhance fit

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/783597   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A tray-shaped dental treatment device includes a moisture-resistant barrier layer having a front side wall and a bottom wall, and a dental treatment composition. In addition, the tray-shaped dental treatment device includes at least one of the following anatomical features to enhance the fit of the device: (1) the bottom wall includes a plurality of cuts positioned to help the bottom wall better conform to abrupt changes in the diameters of a person's teeth where the bicuspids and canines meet, or (2) the bottom wall includes at least one V-shaped or U-shaped indentation configured to be inserted into the depression typically found along the top surfaces of a person's molars, or (3) the front side wall and bottom wall include radii of curvature that account for typical flaring of a patient's incisors.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US7060256B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Increased peroxide content tooth bleaching gel

Applicant/Assignee: DISCUS DENTAL, INC

Application No.: 10/758915   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A two-component tooth whitening system which incorporates an increased peroxide content, wherein the components are adapted to be mixed and applied to the teeth from a dental bleaching tray is provided. A first component includes both carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide and a second component comprises an orally compatible activator gel.

Priority: US2003-349725 Applic. Date: 2003-01-22; US2000-659483 Applic. Date: 2000-09-11; US19990153162P Applic. Date: 1999-09-09

Inventor: PELLICO MICHAEL A [US]


Patent No.: US7060668B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: 2,3, 5, 5-tetramethylhexanal derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/469829   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to compounds of the general formula (1), wherein R represents a group CH-N-OH or a group CN. The inventive compounds are characterized by interesting and original odor characteristics which diffuse extremely well and are suitable for use as fragrances, for example in cosmetic preparations, technical products or in alcoholic perfumery.

Priority: DE20011010858 Applic. Date: 2001-03-07; WO2002EP01994 Applic. Date: 2002-02-26

Inventor: MARKERT THOMAS [DE]; PORRMANN VOLKER [DE]


Patent No.: US7060702B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Chemical compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/994605   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides compounds of formula (I): wherein each R independently represents a halogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group

R1 represents a C1-4 alkyl group

R2 represents hydrogen or a C1-4 alkyl group

R3 represents hydrogen or C1-4 alkyl group

R4 represents a trifluoromethyl group

R5 represents hydrogen, a C1-4 alkyl group or C(O)R6

R6 represents C1-4 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, NH(C1-4 alkyl) or N(C1-4alkyl)2

m is zero or an integer from 1 to 3

n is an integer from 1 to 3

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof

compositions containing the same, processes for their preparation and methods for their use in the treatment of conditions mediated by tachykinins.

Priority: GB20000025354 Applic. Date: 2000-10-17; WO2001GB04580 Applic. Date: 2001-10-12; US2003-398264 Applic. Date: 2003-07-29

Inventor: ALVARO GIUSEPPE [IT]; DI FABIO ROMANO [IT]; MARAGNI PAOLO [IT]; TAMPIERI MARSIA [IT]; TRANQUILLINI MARIA ELVIRA [IT]


Patent No.: US7060912B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Circuit board and method of making circuit board

Applicant/Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/310803   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A circuit board comprises a board substrate including a substrate layer formed with a pad on an upper surface thereof, and a metal piece soldered on the pad. At least one through-hole including an internal wall formed with a conductive film is provided at a portion corresponding to the pad on the substrate layer. The through-hole is filled with a predetermined filler for closing at least an open mouth of the through-hole at the upper surface of the substrate layer. The pad is connected integrally with the conductive film on the internal wall of the through-hole.

Priority: JP20010372503 Applic. Date: 2001-12-06

Inventor: NAGASHIMA MITSUNORI [JP]; HIEI TOMOYOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7062892B2  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: Ice bagging apparatus and method

Applicant/Assignee: ICEX HOLDINGS LTD., INC

Application No.: 10/990733   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for bagging ice. The apparatus comprises an ice maker for making ice and a hopper for receiving for receiving the ice from the ice maker. The apparatus further includes a roller drum, operatively associated with the hopper, for measuring the ice and delivering of the ice. The roller drum includes an inner rotating drum. A bag delivery mechanism for placing the ice in a bag is also included, with the bag delivery mechanism including a bag supply mechanism, a fan engaged to open the mouth of the bag to receive the product, and a heat sealer that seals the open mouth of the bag once the bag is filled with the ice. A control device is included that manages and monitors the roller drum and bag delivery mechanism and allows transmission of the collected data to the Internet.

Priority: US2004-886223 Applic. Date: 2004-07-06

Inventor: METZGER MARK C [US]


Patent No.: US7063793B2  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: Apparatus and method for removing mercury and mercuric compounds from dental effluents

Applicant/Assignee: ADA TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/926577   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to processes for removing a contaminant from dental effluents and includes transporting a three-phase effluent through a suction line into a particle collection vessel, introducing a suction line cleaning solution which includes a reagent into the suction line, and introducing the three phase effluent and the line cleaning solution into the collection vessel, wherein the effluent separates into solid. liquid, and gas phases in the collection vessel and the reagent includes a flocculant and/or a precipitant. and removing the gaseous and liquid phases from the collection vessel. The contaminant includes mercury. lead. and arsenic.

Priority: US2001-794577 Applic. Date: 2001-02-27; US20000191916P Applic. Date: 2000-03-24; US20000239463P Applic. Date: 2000-10-10; US20010267614P Applic. Date: 2001-02-09

Inventor: ALBISTON JASON [US]; TURCHI CRAIG S [US]; CARLSON ALLAN [US]


Patent No.: US7063865B2  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: Composition and method for substantially reducing the deleterious effects of alcohol on the body

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/144155   Filing Date: 10/May/2002

Abstract:

A composition that will substantially reduce the deleterious effects of alcohol on the body and substantially reduce the side effects associated with hangovers (i.e. headaches, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, etc) when taken as recommended. The composition includes an effective amount of (I)-glycine, (I)-glutathione, thiamine, magnesium, selenium, molybdenum. Other vitamins, mineral compounds, flavoring, coloring, and solubility agents may also be added.

Priority:

Inventor: JONES JEREMY PARK [US]; DOBLER PETER KEVIN [US]


Patent No.: US7064110B2  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: 6-11 bicycle ketolide derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/717290   Filing Date: 19/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The present invention discloses compounds of formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, or prodrugs thereof: which exhibit antibacterial properties. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the aforementioned compounds for administration to a subject in need of antibiotic treatment. The invention also relates to methods of treating a bacterial infection in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compounds of the present invention. The invention further includes process by which to make the compounds of the present invention.

Priority: US2003-429485 Applic. Date: 2003-05-05; US2002-144558 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; WO2003US36994 Applic. Date: 2003-11-20

Inventor: OR YAT SUN [US]; WANG GUOQIANG [US]; PHAN LY TAM [US]


Patent No.: US7064129B2  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: Capped pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/920410   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2004

Abstract:

Compounds are provided which are represented by the formula: where the structural variables are defined herein. The present invention also includes a variety of methods of treatment using these inventive sodium channel blockers.

Priority: US20030495725P Applic. Date: 2003-08-18

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]; MOLINO BRUCE [US]; ZHANG JIANZHONG [US]; SARGENT BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US7067115B2  Issued: 27/Jun/2006

Title: Process and composition for high efficacy teeth whitening

Applicant/Assignee: SCIENTIFIC PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/125787   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a process and composition for bleaching teeth made up of two components blended together before each application. The method and composition offers faster results while significantly reducing the possibility of user discomfort. One of said components comprises carbamide peroxide, 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. In one embodiment, the first part comprises up to 50% water by weight and optionally comprises a stabilizer. In some embodiments, the first component is substantially colorless and the second component comprises a dye indicator which discolors or loses color when exposed to radical oxygen generated by the mixing of the two components.

Priority: US2002-114436 Applic. Date: 2002-04-01; US2000-618567 Applic. Date: 2000-07-17; US1999-348456 Applic. Date: 1999-07-07

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


Patent No.: US7067116B1  Issued: 27/Jun/2006

Title: Fast dissolving orally consumable solid film containing a taste masking agent and pharmaceutically active agent at weight ratio of 1:3 to 3:1

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY LLC

Application No.: 09/535005   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Physiologically acceptable films, including edible films, are disclosed. The films include a water soluble film-forming polymer, such as pullulan, and a taste masked pharmaceutically active agent, such as dextromethorphan. The taste masking agent is preferably a sulfonated polymer ion exchange resin comprising polystyrene cross-linked with divinylbenzene, such as AMBERLITE. Methods for producing the films are also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: BESS WILLIAM S [US]; KULKARNI NEEMA [US]; AMBIKE SUHAS H [CA]; RAMSAY MICHAEL P [CA]


Patent No.: US7056725A1  Issued: 29/Jun/2006

Title: VEGETABLE ALGA AND MICROBE PHOTOSYNTHETIC REACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SAME

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/019166   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A vegetable alga and microbe photosynthetic reaction system and method for the same is used for vegetable algae and microbe cultivation liquid and algae seeds infused herein to circularly conduct photosynthesis and discharge oxygen

the vegetable alga and microbe photosynthetic reaction system comprises a photosynthetic reaction unit, a pressure liquid infusion unit, and an oxygen discharge and regulation unit

the photosynthetic reaction unit is a light permeable pipeline

the oxygen discharge and regulation unit is assembled with an oxygen discharge can, a liquid collection can, and a regulation can for facilitating production and assembly, and many oxygen discharge points so that oxygen formed in the cultivation liquid can be quickly evaporated.

Priority:

Inventor: LU CHAO-HUI [TW]


Patent No.: US7069972B1  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Electronic tape dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/186369   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2005

Abstract:

An electrically powered tape dispenser device has a housing with a base and a top cover that opens to allow placement and removal of a tape roll supply within a tape well. Operation of a push button control actuates a motor and a pinch roller assembly to drivingly engage and pull a tape segment of select length from the roll supply for dispensing through an open mouth of the housing. The dispensed tape segment is separated from a remainder of the supply by a cutting blade fixed to the housing at the mouth. The tape segment length is preset by pushing a "count up" button to increase length or a "count down" button to decrease length. Another embodiment provides the additional function of dispensing adhesive-backed labels or stamps (e.g. postage stamps) from a roll. A lever is provided to move the pinch roller assembly into engagement with a backing strip that is pulled from the stamp roll, causing one or more stamps to be separated from the backing strip and dispensed through a stamp chute.

Priority:

Inventor: EDELSTEIN CHUCK [US]


Patent No.: US7070326B2  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Barrier and cushioning apparatus for dental radiography

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/102328   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A barrier and cushioning apparatus for use with a digital dental x-ray detection sensor or conventional film packet. The apparatus provides an improved degree of comfort, protection and safety for a patient while at the same time avoiding contamination of the sensor. The barrier and cushioning apparatus may be configured in a number of different ways with or without adhesive positioning strips to accommodate various sensor holders, baskets, and other devices used in conjunction with the digital sensor. The barrier and cushioning apparatus may be configured in a number of different ways with bite tabs which allow the patient to hold the sensor or film and oral cushion in place by occluding on the bite tab.

Priority: US2004-854764 Applic. Date: 2004-05-26; US20030529190P Applic. Date: 2003-12-12

Inventor: MANLEY VONDA [US]


Patent No.: US7070414B1  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Method for cleaning and sterilizing dental and medical instruments

Applicant/Assignee: ZILA, INC

Application No.: 09/936799   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2001

Abstract:

An improved method for cleaning and sterilizing medical and dental instruments ( 16 ) employs the use of a banding device ( 10 ) to segregate and hold together medical or dental instruments ( 16 ) after use in a particular procedure. The banded instruments ( 16 ) are then cleaned and sterilized. This method essentially eliminates the time and effort formerly required when unsegregated instruments were mixed with other instruments for cleaning and sterilization and then stored according to the particular procedure for which they are intended and/or according to the intended particular user thereof.

Priority: US2000-495852 Applic. Date: 2000-02-01; WO2000US29163 Applic. Date: 2000-10-20

Inventor: FELTHAM ERIKA B [US]; MOERS JOHN W [US]


Patent No.: US7070473B1  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Adjustable-tone deer call having a metal slider

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/781172   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus for calling deer, and methods of its use

the apparatus having an adjustable sliding element moved longitudinally by the user to adjust the dimension x of a vibrating reed to vary the sound generated by the deer call. The device includes a barrel assembly with a vibrating reed mounted therein on a reed holder. A metal slider mounted for longitudinal movement within the barrel assembly has a tab extending outwardly therefrom so as to be adjustable without disassembly of the device.

Priority: US20030447425P Applic. Date: 2003-02-14

Inventor: CASSETTE ANGELO [US]


Patent No.: US7070818B1  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Aerated non-cariogenic low-calorie sugarless chewing gum

Applicant/Assignee: DANDY SAKIZ VE SEKERLEME SANAYI A.S

Application No.: 10/240440   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is related to an aerated sugarless gum product with improved plaque reduction properties. The gum is non-cariogenic low-kilocalorie with low density and has a gum base content above 90%. The product is aerated to improve flexibility and softness. Preferred density is between 0.50 gram/milliliter to 0.90 gram/milliliter. The product has good elastic chewing properties and good bubble forming properties.

Priority: WO2000TR00019 Applic. Date: 2000-04-12

Inventor: NIELSEN HANS ERIK [DK]; ACAR NESIM [TR]; LEVI ALBERT [TR]


Patent No.: US7071162B1  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Combined use of cementum attachment protein and cyclosporin a for improved attachment of dental and orthopedic implants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/410762   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A method is described for inducing the formation of cementum and a periodontal ligament between a dental implant and bone by administering cementum attachment protein (CAP) together with a calcineurin inhibitor such as cyclosporin A (CSA). Also contemplated is an implant kit comprising a titanium or other biologically inert dental or orthopedic implant and a coating of CAP and a calcineurin inhibitor such as CSA. Furthermore, application of CAP and CSA to dental root surfaces can be used to induce the regeneration of a periodontal ligament during treatment for periodontal disease. A similar method for reattaching a fibrous structure, such as a tendon, ligament or joint capsule, to bone is described.

Priority: US1999-367168 Applic. Date: 1999-11-15; WO1998US26396 Applic. Date: 1998-12-11; US19970069638P Applic. Date: 1997-12-15

Inventor: NARAYANAN A SAMPATH [US]; PITARU SANDU [IL]; PAGE ROY C [US]; ALLISON ANTHONY C [US]; ARZATE HIGINIO [MX]


Patent No.: US7071167B2  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Use of a combination of components with an inhibitory synergistic effect on calcium channels to prevent or treat wrinkles and fine lines

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/705857   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed herein is a composition for topical application to skin, comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium (i) at least one peptide comprising at least one amino acid sequence derived from the amino acid sequence of the protein SNAP 25, and (ii) at least one calcium-channel inhibitor. Further disclosed is the use of this combination in a composition suitable for topical application to the skin, as an agent for preventing or treating wrinkles and fine lines, such as expression wrinkles, as well as a cosmetic treatment process comprising applying to the skin the composition.

Priority: FR20020014183 Applic. Date: 2002-11-13; US20020427575P Applic. Date: 2002-11-20

Inventor: RENAULT BEATRICE [FR]


Patent No.: US7071170B2  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Macrolide antibiotics

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 10/896293   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to compounds of the formula wherein a, R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<4>, R<5>, R<6 >and X are each as defined above, and to pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, useful as potent antibacterial and antiprotozoal agents that may be used to treat various bacterial and protozoal infections and disorders related to such infections. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of formula I and to methods of treating bacterial and protozoal infections by administering the compounds of formula I.

Priority: US2002-206652 Applic. Date: 2002-07-24; US2001-969486 Applic. Date: 2001-10-01; US1999-432441 Applic. Date: 1999-11-02; US19980106836P Applic. Date: 1998-11-03

Inventor: KANEKO TAKUSHI [US]


Patent No.: US7073225B1  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Plaque eradicating system utilizing a plurality of double-sided toothbrushes or toothbrush heads

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/463014   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention 10 discloses a plaque eradicating toothbrush series having a set of toothbrushes 12, 22, 28 with multiple functions and can be provided with interchangeable brush heads or in one piece. Both sides of the toothbrush comprise either brushes 12 or one side brush and the opposing side an inner mouth cleaner or tongue scraper 22, 28. The present invention 10 is comprised of plastic, rubber and synthetic bristles. The device 10 provides effective and efficient brushing, excellent oral hygiene resulting in fewer cavities, healthier gums and fresher breath. Some of the benefits of the present invention 10 are no wasted brush strokes, convenient angled design at 18 of handle 20, simultaneously cleans upper and lower teeth, removes plaque and bacteria and germs from the tongue and mouth walls and helps freshen breath.

Priority:

Inventor: FORD STEPHEN C [US]


Patent No.: US7074040B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Ball lens for use with a dental curing light

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/813306   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A ball lens includes a connector body that couples or attaches to a dental curing light so as to capture at least some of the light emitted by the light source, an elongate light guide extending from the connector body, and a light-emitting ball at an end of the light guide distal to the connector body. The ball can be used to hold a matrix band against an adjacent tooth prior to and/or while incrementally curing a light curable composition.

Priority:

Inventor: KANCA JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7074042B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Tray-like dental bleaching devices having a barrier layer and a substantially solid bleaching composition

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/446235   Filing Date: 27/May/2003

Abstract:

Dental bleaching devices in the shape of a dental tray or tray-like form include an outer barrier layer and an inner bleaching layer. The bleaching layer comprises a substantially solid dental bleaching composition that has increased adhesiveness to teeth when moistened with saliva or water. The shape of the dental bleaching device facilitates placement of the device over a person's teeth with substantially less manipulation compared to the use of initially flat bleaching strips. The substantially solid dental bleaching composition becomes more adhesive when moistened with saliva or water, yet remains intact and coherent after the dental bleaching device is placed over a person's teeth during bleaching. The result is that the moistened dental bleaching composition is able to reliably adhere the dental bleaching device against a user's teeth during a bleaching procedure.

However, because a substantial portion of the dental bleaching composition remains solid or semi-solid during bleaching, the bleaching composition maintains a substantial portion of its adhesive properties and internal cohesive strength.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7074390B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Encapsulated dentifrice and method of use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/382779   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A single use capsule containing dentifrice is disclosed. It includes toothpaste or other dentifrice enclosed in a shell or coating. The dentifrice may include miswak fibers, which acts as a natural brush, therefore obviating the need for a traditional brush. The coating may include choline and albumin. In use, a capsule is placed in the mouth, burst with the teeth, and then distributed throughout the mouth with the tongue. The teeth can then be brushed with a traditional brush, or the tongue can rub the miswak fibers over the teeth in lieu of using a brush.

Priority:

Inventor: MACKINNON CAROL L [US]


Patent No.: US7074391B1  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Use of olive oil in the preparation of a product for oral hygiene for eliminating or reducing bacterial plaque and/or bacteria in the mouth

Applicant/Assignee: BIOCOSMETICS, S.L

Application No.: 10/399459   Filing Date: 24/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The use of olive oil is described in the preparation of a product intended for oral hygiene, for example, a toothpaste, a mouthwash, a spray or oral inhaler or chewing gum, to eliminate or to reduce the bacterial plaque and/or bacteria present in the buccal cavity, achieving thereby a reduction in the occurrence of dental diseases (tooth decay, periodontal disease) and halitosis.

Priority: WO2000ES00397 Applic. Date: 2000-10-16

Inventor: ALVAREZ HERNANDEZ MARIA [ES]


Patent No.: US7074549B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Photothermographic materials containing phosphors and methods of using same

Applicant/Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY

Application No.: 10/826500   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Photothermographic materials contain an X-radiation-sensitive phosphor that emits in the range of from about 100 to about 410 nm. The X-radiation-sensitive phosphor is a rare earth phosphate, a yttrium phosphate, a strontium phosphate or a strontium fluoroborate. These photothermographic materials can be provides out of organic solvent or aqueous solvent coating formulations.

Priority:

Inventor: SIMPSON SHARON MARY [US]; SIEBER KURT DELANCE [US]; HANSEN ANDREA LYNNAE [US]


Patent No.: US7074799B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Substituted quinazolin-4-ylamine analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/347210   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Substituted quinazolin-4-ylamine analogues are provided. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using them to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20020349920P Applic. Date: 2002-01-17; US20020350527P Applic. Date: 2002-01-22

Inventor: BAKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; BLUM CHARLES A [US]; BRIELMANN HARRY [US]; CALDWELL TIMOTHY M [US]; DE LOMBAERT STEPHANE [US]; HODGETTS KEVIN J [US]; ZHENG XIAOZHANG [US]


Patent No.: US7077057B1  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Plant for continuous processing and packing of meat products and method for the implementation thereof

Applicant/Assignee: METALQUIMIA, S.A

Application No.: 10/204722   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for a meat processing plant includes an injecting station ( 10 ) for injecting meats with brine, a macerating station ( 20 ) for massaging the injected meat including movable, plural resting tasks ( 24 ) and means ( 26 ) for moving these tables with respect to an accumulating and loading station ( 40 ) for repeated processing of the injected mean in a rotating drum ( 22 ) of the macerating station ( 20 ). A packing station ( 30 ) can accept treated meat from the resting tanks ( 24 ) for final packing in one or more packing machines ( 32 ). The method and apparatus can continuously process one or more types of meat products without interruption.

Priority: WO2000ES00061 Applic. Date: 2000-02-22

Inventor: LAGARES COROMINAS NARCIS [ES]


Patent No.: US7077653B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Dental scaler for use in cleaning teeth of orthodontic patients

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/924663   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A dental scaler for cleaning teeth having an orthodontic appliance. The scaler includes a handle with at least one scaling portion having a scaling element. The scaling portion of the device consists of a plurality of sections connected by a plurality of angles and is designed to permit the scaling element to fit between a brace wire and a tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: HAAB DEBRA M [US]


Patent No.: US7077812B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Apparatus and method for palpographic characterization of vulnerable plaque and other biological tissue

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOARD REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Application No.: 10/302748   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a device and methods for characterizing vulnerable plaque and cancer tissue by measuring changes in tissue elasticity compared to that of normal tissue. The system includes a catheter with an expandable element at a proximal end. The expandable element is equipped with pressure sensors to detect changes in tissue elasticity and can be additionally equipped with sensors that detect tissue temperature and pH. For arterial tissue or tissue lining a body cavity, the device can also be equipped with width gauges that measure the diameter of the artery lumen or the width of any section of the body cavity. The distal end of the catheter may be attached to a motorized pullback device connected to a computer. Data collected by the device sensors are sent to the computer for processing and analysis.

Priority:

Inventor: NAGHAVI MORTEZA [US]


Patent No.: USRE39185E1  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: All-sided mouthbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/246253   Filing Date: 18/Sep/2002

Abstract:

An all-sided mouthbrush A device for cleaning a the mouth of a user. The all-sided mouthbrush device includes a handle including a first end having first and second sides, bristles extending from the first side, and an alternate cleaning device connected to on the second side, wherein the bristles clean teeth of the user and the alternate cleaning device cleans a the tongue and inner side of the mouth of the user. The alternate cleaning device may be in the form of one of a plurality of parallel ridges, a plurality of columns of tuft-shaped bristles, a plurality of spade headed bristles, a scouring pad-like surface or a plurality or off set rows of bristle-like structures made of soluble crystals for scraping the tongue and inner side of the mouth of the user. A plurality of The device may include templates each including a respective alternate cleaning surface and a connecting device for connecting one of the plurality of templates and a connection to the second side covering said alternate cleaning of the device may be

attached to the all-sided mouthbrush . A resealable packet is provided for each of the templates and for receiving the first end of the handle when not in use for protecting the templates and handle from dirt and germs. A mouth freshening liquid is provided within the pouches for further protecting the templates and handle and provide additional freshening for the mouth of the user .

Priority: US1998-211124 Applic. Date: 1998-12-14

Inventor: NOE DENNIS W [US]; SOLD CHRIS M [US]


Patent No.: USRE39196E1  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Nanocrystalline apatites and composites, prostheses incorporating them, and method for their production

Applicant/Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Application No.: 10/044801   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Methods for synthesis of nanocyrstalline apatites are presented, as well as a series of specific reaction parameters that can be adjusted to tailor, in specific ways, properties in the recovered product. Particulate apatite compositions having aveage crystal size of less than 150 nm are provided. Products also can have a surface area of at least 40 m<2>/g and can be of high density. Hydroxyapatite material is investigated in particular detail. Compositions of the invention can be used as prosthetic implants and coatings for prosthetic implants.

Priority: US1998-007930 Applic. Date: 1998-01-16; US19970035535P Applic. Date: 1997-01-16

Inventor: YING JACKIE Y [US]; AHN EDWARD S [US]; NAKAHIRA ATSUSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7080980B2  Issued: 25/Jul/2006

Title: Dental hygiene device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/883653   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A dental hygiene system provided with interchangeable dental heads permits power-enhanced brushing and concurrent fluid irrigation to optimize a user's personal dental hygiene efforts. The system has a handle assembly with an irrigation nozzle in close proximity to displaceable bristles driven by a battery-operated handle motor. Pumping of irrigation fluid such as an antiseptic solution into the oral cavity is also motor driven. A telescoping chamber with irrigation fluid fits on the piston-like base end of the handle and is refilled by docking the handle assembly on a complementary docking station that includes a detachable fluid reservoir, microswitch controls and a base fluid pump. Docking of the handle assembly triggers the microswitches and opens a check valve in the bottom of the handle chamber, which activates the flow of fluid from the reservoir into the chamber.

An optional fiberoptic subassembly illuminates the oral cavity.

Priority: US20030484291P Applic. Date: 2003-07-03

Inventor: KLUPT MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7081485B2  Issued: 25/Jul/2006

Title: Non-volatile dental compositions containing multifunctional acrylate compounds and lacking an oxygen-inhibited layer

Applicant/Assignee: BISCO, INC

Application No.: 10/224795   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Dental composite formulations containing an initiator and a multiacrylate compound are disclosed. The formulations lack methyl methacrylate, a volatile, irritating, and potentially hazardous material commonly found in dental formulations. The multiacrylate compound has at least three acrylate functionalities per molecule. The formulations cure to form a surface lacking an oxygen inhibition layer. The formulations can be used as dental sealants, dental coatings, and in fingernail/toenail repair applications.

Priority:

Inventor: SUH BYOUNG I [US]; FENG LI [US]


Patent No.: US7083672B2  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Method and product for phosphosilicate slurry for use in dentistry and related bone cements

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Application No.: 10/913185   Filing Date: 06/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to magnesium phosphate ceramics and their methods of manufacture. The composition of the invention is produced by combining a mixture of a substantially dry powder component with a liquid component. The substantially dry powder component comprises a sparsely soluble oxide powder, an alkali metal phosphate powder, a sparsely soluble silicate powder, with the balance of the substantially dry powder component comprising at least one powder selected from the group consisting of bioactive powders, biocompatible powders, fluorescent powders, fluoride releasing powders, and radiopaque powders. The liquid component comprises a pH modifying agent, a monovalent alkali metal phosphate in aqueous solution, the balance of the liquid component being water.

The use of calcined magnesium oxide as the oxide powder and hydroxylapatite as the bioactive powder produces a self-setting ceramic that is particularly suited for use in dental and orthopedic applications.

Priority: US20030493958P Applic. Date: 2003-08-08

Inventor: WAGH ARUN S [US]; PRIMUS CAROLYN [US]


Patent No.: US7083779B2  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Nontoxic dental care herbal formulation for preventing dental plaque and gingivitis

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 10/397967   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a synergistic herbal formulation comprising an active fraction from Azadirachta indica designated as Fraction A and a fraction from Citrullus colocynthis designated as Fraction B, along with a fraction C containing an antioxidant from Cucumis sativus extract

and pharmaceutically accepted a carrier wherein the ratio of the components ranging between about 2 to 5.5% of fraction A

about 0.5 to 2.5% of fraction B

about 0.1-0.4% of extract of Cucumis sativus

and about 82-97% of carrier or additive.

Priority: WO2003IN00082 Applic. Date: 2003-03-26

Inventor: BEHL HARI MOHAN [IN]; SIDHU OM PRAKASH [IN]; MEHROTRA SHANTA [IN]; PUSHPANGADAN PALPU [IN]; SINGH SAIMBI CHARANJIT [IN]


Patent No.: US7084182B2  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Photopolymerization initiator

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA DENTAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/797060   Filing Date: 11/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A photopolymerization initiator comprising (A) an alpha-diketone compound such as camphorquinone, (B1) an aliphatic amine compound such as triethanolamine or N-methyldiethanolamine, (B2) an aromatic amine compound such as ethyl p-dimethylaminobenzoate or N,N-dimethyl p-toluidine, and (C) a triazine compound substituted with a trihalomethyl group, such as 2,4,6-tris(trichloromethyl)-s-triazine or 2-phenyl-4,6-bis(trichloromethyl)-s-triazine.

The photopolymerization initiator remains stable against the environmental light such as the indoor illumination light from a fluorescent lamp or the dental light illuminating the interior of the oral cavity, is excellently handled, is quickly cured by the irradiation with an intense light emitted from a light irradiator for polymerization, provides a cured body having excellent properties, can be stably preserved even at high temperatures, and is very useful as a dental composite resin.

Priority: JP20030068737 Applic. Date: 2003-03-13; JP20030191397 Applic. Date: 2003-07-03; JP20030206867 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08

Inventor: HARA TADASHI [JP]; SUZUKI TAKESHI [JP]; SHIMADA RUMIKO [JP]; KAZAMA HIDEKI [JP]; AKIZUMI HIRONOBU [JP]; KASHIMURA MUTSUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US7084542B2  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Stator winding of the electric motor of an elevator machine

Applicant/Assignee: KONE CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/952945   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A stator winding assembly for a stator of an elevator machine motor, in which the stator may include a stator frame with a plurality of stator teeth and one or more slots between given stator teeth. The assembly may include a stator winding adapted to be fitted in the slots, and a winding frame configured to support the stator winding. The winding frame may include a frame bottom in contact with one or more side faces of given slots, and may include a plurality of strip-like elements of ferromagnetic material fitted at mouths of the slots for controlling magnetic flux.

Priority: FI20020000879 Applic. Date: 2002-05-08; WO2003FI00341 Applic. Date: 2003-05-02

Inventor: AULANKO ESKO [FI]; MUSTALAHTI JORMA [FI]; HUPPUNEN JUSSI [FI]


Patent No.: US7084543B2  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Mounting of the stator winding of the electric motor of an elevator machine

Applicant/Assignee: KONE CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/965879   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2004

Abstract:

An arrangement for mounting a stator winding in a stator of an elevator machine motor, where the stator may include a stator frame with a plurality of stator teeth and one or more slots between given stator teeth. The arrangement may include a winding frame configured to support the stator winding so that the winding is fitted in the slots and is adapted to be secured by fastening elements provided in the slots. The winding frame may include a frame bottom in contact with one or more side faces of given slots. The arrangement may include one or more flexible locking elements projecting from the frame bottom and adapted to be fit into holes provided in the slots. The locking elements may be inserted into corresponding holes to lock the winding frame and stator winding to the stator frame, as the winding frame is being pushed into the slots.

Priority: FI20020000885 Applic. Date: 2002-05-08; WO2003FI00342 Applic. Date: 2003-05-02

Inventor: AULANKO ESKO [FI]; MUSTALAHTI JORMA [FI]; HUPPUNEN JUSSI [FI]


Patent No.: US7086111B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Electric dental cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 09/811080   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The invention is directed to a dental cleaning device. It relates in particular to a handle section of an electric toothbrushing device, with a coupling section for coupling various cleaning tools thereto, a drive mechanism for driving the coupled cleaning tool, and a control device for controlling the drive mechanism. The invention further relates to such cleaning tools. According to the invention the handle section includes an electronic interlock device which is deactivated by an encoded interlock canceling element on the cleaning tool only when the cleaning tool is coupled to the handle section (FIG. 4 ).

Priority:

Inventor: HILSCHER ALEXANDER [DE]; REICK HANSJOERG [DE]; SCHWARZ-HARTMANN ARMIN [DE]; TRAWINSKI PETER [DE]; STRATMANN MARTIN [DE]; VORBECK WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US7086116B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/149803   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A dental cleaning implement such as a toothbrush, having longitudinally disposed first and second parts flexibly joined together. Between the first and second parts is a rotatable member such that when the implement bends the first parts adjacent to the member bear upon the member. The rotatable member has circumferentially disposed relatively softer and harder regions, so that as the member is rotated the parts can be caused to bear compressibly upon selected softer or harder regions.

Priority: GB19990029400 Applic. Date: 1999-12-14; WO2000EP12081 Applic. Date: 2000-11-30

Inventor: BROECKER GERD [DE]; GEORGI MATTHIAS [DE]; MEYER BERTHOLD [DE]; MUELLER WOLF-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7086862B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Tooth bleaching process

Applicant/Assignee: DISCUS DENTAL, INC

Application No.: 10/715681   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A system and method for tooth bleaching are disclosed wherein a patient's mouth is prepped for tooth bleaching treatment, a light activated tooth bleaching composition is applied on a tooth surface to be bleached, a lamp assembly is placed in position to activate the oxidizing compound in the bleaching composition, and one or more spacer is coupled to the patient and to the lamp assembly to set a distance between the two.

Priority: US20020426617P Applic. Date: 2002-11-15

Inventor: CRAIG LISA [US]


Patent No.: US7087219B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Toothpaste containing anticancer agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/446536   Filing Date: 28/May/2003

Abstract:

A novel dentifrice composition is provided for prevention or treatment of carcinoma of the oral cavity, caries and periodontal diseases of the oral cavity. The dentifrice composition contains a partially water-soluble calcium salt, a medicinal composition useful in the treatment of human neoplastic disease, and a hydrophilic or hydrophobic liquid vehicle. A preferred dentifrice composition is a toothpaste comprising gypsum, 3-N-phenylacetylamino-2,6-dione, gypsum, paraffin oil and a mixture of natural flavoring oils. The components of the dentifrice composition act advantageously to allow the composition to remove plaque, tartar, and oral disease-causing bacteria.

Priority:

Inventor: BURZYNSKI STANISLAW R [US]; GRUSZECKI WOJCIECH [DE]


Patent No.: US7087228B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Preventing tooth decay and infective endocarditis using natural oligopeptides

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Application No.: 10/614072   Filing Date: 02/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions, medicaments, and methods for the treatment or prophylaxis of conditions associated with the binding of Streptococcus mutans to teeth. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for preventing dental caries and infective endocarditis in a subject by treating the subject's oral cavity with a composition or medicament comprising the competence stimulating peptide (CSP) of the causative bacterium, which inhibits the ability of the said bacteria to attach to the surface of teeth. Novel anti-caries compositions using the CSP are also disclosed.

Priority: US20020393712P Applic. Date: 2002-07-03

Inventor: GOODMAN STEVEN D [US]; KAY OLGA [US]


Patent No.: US7087249B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Treatment of mucosal membranes

Applicant/Assignee: NUCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS CORP

Application No.: 10/131509   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of one or more antimicrobial metals preferably selected from silver, gold, platinum, and palladium but most preferably silver, formed with atomic disorder, and preferably in a nanocrystalline form, for reducing inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane. The antimicrobial metal may be formulated as, or used in the form of, a nanocrystalline coating of one or more antimicrobial or noble metals, a nanocrystalline powder of one or more antimicrobial or noble metals, or a liquid or solution containing dissolved species from a nanocrystalline powder or coating of one or more antimicrobial or noble metals.

Priority: US2001-840637 Applic. Date: 2001-04-23; US20010285884P Applic. Date: 2001-04-23

Inventor: BURRELL ROBERT EDWARD [CA]; NAYLOR ANTONY GEORGE [CA]; MOXHAM PETER HOWARD [CA]


Patent No.: US7087540B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Resorbable bone replacement and bone formation material

Applicant/Assignee: CURASAN AG

Application No.: 10/085526   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a resorbable bone replacement and bone formation material (augmentation material) based on porous beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP).

Priority: DE19991040717 Applic. Date: 1999-08-26; WO2000EP08382 Applic. Date: 2000-08-28

Inventor: HEIDE HELMUT [DE]; PABST JOACHIM [DE]; DINKELAKER ALBRECHT [DE]; POBANTZ OLAF [DE]


Patent No.: US7087560B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Personal care composition with salts of dihydroxypropyltri(C1-C3 alkyl) ammonium monosubstituted polyols

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

Application No.: 10/973023   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A personal care product is provided which includes a composition a quaternary ammonium salt wherein a cation of the salt is a dihydroxypropyltri(C1-C3 alkyl)ammonium monosubstituted polyol in a carrier. The cation should have a molecular weight no higher than about 450 and the salt have a Tg no higher than about 10 DEG C. Particularly preferred are hydroxypropyltrimonium sorbitol salts. These salts operate as humectants to moisturize both in high and low relative humidity environments.

Priority:

Inventor: MC MANUS RICHARD LOREN [US]; CHENEY MICHAEL CHARLES [US]; SPADINI ALESSANDRO LUIGI [US]; HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]; MINER PHILIP EDWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7089070B1  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Method and arrangement for a system for manufacturing dental products

Applicant/Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE AB

Application No.: 10/130607   Filing Date: 21/May/2002

Abstract:

A manufacturing system for dental products (P, P') operates with coordinating units ( 9 ) which receive and register orders from customers ( 1, 2 and 3 ). The coordinating units distribute the order to production units ( 11, 12 and 13 ). The various units include database whose contents are updated by data replications in conjunction with changes to system functions, system application, system structure, etc. The data contained in the databases of the production units are entered in memory elements which are arranged for accessing program contents when executing data replications via one or more interfaces via which the function for data replications in the system has access or is effected.

Priority: SE19990004275 Applic. Date: 1999-11-26; WO2000SE02180 Applic. Date: 2000-11-08

Inventor: ANDERSSON MATTS [SE]; TOERNQUIST ANDERS [SE]


Patent No.: US7090721B2  Issued: 15/Aug/2006

Title: Use of nanoparticles to adjust refractive index of dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/847803   Filing Date: 17/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention features ionomer compositions containing nanofillers that provide the composition with desirable aesthetic properties (e.g., optical translucency). The compositions can be used in a variety of dental and orthodontic applications, for example, as adhesives, cements, restoratives, coatings and sealants.

Priority:

Inventor: CRAIG BRADLEY D [US]; KOLB BRANT U [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; PEEZ ROBERT F [DE]; FRANK SYBILLE A [DE]


Patent No.: US7090722B2  Issued: 15/Aug/2006

Title: Acid-reactive dental fillers, compositions, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/847805   Filing Date: 17/May/2004

Abstract:

Acid-reactive dental fillers, and methods of making and using such fillers, are disclosed. The acid-reactive dental fillers include a trivalent metal, oxygen, fluorine, an alkaline earth metal, and, optionally, silicon. The acid-reactive dental fillers are preferably nanostructured, for example, in the form of nanoparticles.

Priority:

Inventor: BUDD KENTON D [US]; THALACKER JASON P [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; KOLB BRANT U [US]; KANGAS LANI S [US]


Patent No.: US7091259B2  Issued: 15/Aug/2006

Title: Dental fillers, pastes, and compositions prepared therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/190321   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a dental paste, methods of making and using the dental paste, and compositions prepared therefrom. The dental paste includes a hardenable resin and an acid-reactive filler disposed in the resin. The acid-reactive filler includes a silane-treated surface, wherein the silane includes a poly(alkylene oxide) group-containing silane.

Priority:

Inventor: BUI HOA T [US]; KOLB BRANT U [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US7094053B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Custom jig for placing orthodontic brackets and methods of making and using same

Applicant/Assignee: ORMCO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/156162   Filing Date: 28/May/2002

Abstract:

A placement jig for locating an orthodontic appliance on a tooth is provided with a cavity formed in a jig body and conforming to the contour of an occlusal portion a tooth crown, which cavity is coated with a releasable adhesive to hold the jig to the tooth as the appliance is bonded to the tooth. Connecting structure is fixed to the jig body and has a spring metal tip that frictionally fits into a hole in the appliance. The peg is oriented in the occlusal-gingival direction so that its tip slides out of the hole in the bracket when the jig is moved occlusally from the tooth to remove the jig after the appliance has been bonded.

A handle is formed into or extends from the jig body at a generally balanced position opposite the cavity, and a specially configured handling tool is provided to grip the jig and appliance combination to place it on a tooth or to remove the jig from the appliance and the tooth. The peg may be formed by from a strip of spring metal in one layer or folded with a bowed portion that is spring biased to expand and removably fit snugly in a hole in the appliance with its other end securely fixed to the jig body. For featureless teeth, registration structure can be added to the tooth or the jig can be fashioned with removeable extensions to register with an adjacent tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDREIKO CRAIG A [US]


Patent No.: US7094057B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Dental light curing member and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/243244   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The elastomeric member of the present invention is a flexible light guide and curing aid, which permits pressure to be applied to a photo curable material during the clinical restoration of a tooth while simultaneously curing the material by exposing the photo curable material to light. The method of the present invention permits the high forces developed between the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth when engaged to be utilized to create the applied pressure on the photo curable material. The elastomeric member is soft and has an optically transparent body with a first section having first and second opposing planar surfaces adapted for placement in lateral juxtaposition between the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth of human dentition and a second section extending from the first section adapted to facilitate contact with a dental light guide while the opposing teeth are engaged.

Priority:

Inventor: FRIEDMAN JOSHUA [US]


Patent No.: US7094394B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Methods and compositions for controlling biofilm development

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/188354   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2002

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: US1999-319580 Applic. Date: 1999-06-09; WO1998US12695 Applic. Date: 1998-06-18; US19970050093P Applic. Date: 1997-06-18

Inventor: DAVIES DAVID G [US]; COSTERTON JOHN WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US7094409B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Antigen arrays for treatment of allergic eosinophilic diseases

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 10/289454   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant array, and in particular an array comprising a protein or peptide of IL-5, IL-13 or eotaxin. More specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a virus-like particle and at least one protein, or peptide of IL-5, IL-13 and/or eotaxin bound thereto. The invention also provides a process for producing the conjugates and the ordered and repetitive arrays, respectively.

The compositions of the invention are useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of allergic diseases with an eosinophilic component and as a pharmaccine to prevent or cure allergic diseases with an eosinophilic component and to efficiently induce immune responses, in particular antibody responses. Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.

Priority: WO2002IB00166 Applic. Date: 2002-01-21; US2002-050902 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18; US20010331045P Applic. Date: 2001-11-07; US20010326998P Applic. Date: 2001-10-05; US20010288549P Applic. Date: 2001-05-04; US20010262379P Applic. Date: 2001-01-19; US20020396636P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19

Inventor: BACHMANN MARTIN [CH]; JENNINGS GARY [CH]; SONDEREGGER IVO [CH]


Patent No.: US7094759B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Oral modified SSP-5 antibacterial composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/013430   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides a composition for an oral cavity that contains the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, which is safe and effective without imparting bacterial resistance.

Priority: JP20030422472 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19

Inventor: SENPUKU HIDENOBU [JP]; MASUZAWA YUMIKO [JP]; OKADA JUNICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7094787B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Compositions for regulating desire for smoking

Applicant/Assignee: OTSUKA CHEMICAL HOLDINGS CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/088587   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2002

Abstract:

An object of the present invention is to provide a composition for suppressing craving for smoking with high safety and no dependence such that there can be performed (1) suppression of craving for smoking in a situation where nonsmoking is mandatory in the daily life

(2) prohibition or moderation of smoking intentionally (when unrestricted)

and (3) complete elimination of a smoking habit. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for prohibiting or moderating smoking comprising administering to an individual the composition comprising theanine.

Priority: JP20000220301 Applic. Date: 2000-07-21; JP20010034460 Applic. Date: 2001-02-09; WO2001JP06202 Applic. Date: 2001-07-18

Inventor: OKUBO TSUTOMU [JP]; OZEKI MAKOTO [JP]; INDEN TAKEHIKO [JP]; JUNEJA LEKH RAJ [JP]; HISANABE MASAHIKO [JP]; OKAYAMA KEN-ICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7097075B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Device for storing and dispensing flowable compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/416544   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a device for storing and dispensing a flowable composition. Said device comprises a first ( 1 ) and a second film ( 2 ), a dispensing zone ( 4 ), a first chamber ( 5 ), containing a first substance (A) and a second chamber ( 6 ), containing a second substance (B). Said chambers are interconnected by a transition zone ( 3 ) that can be selectively opened. At least one of the films is deep-drawn in the region of the chambers and at least one of the films is pre-formed in the region of the second chamber, in such a way that once the device has been activated by opening the transition zone, the first substance can to a great extent be completely transferred to a second chamber, increasing the volume of said chamber as a result.

Priority: DE20001056212 Applic. Date: 2000-11-13; WO2001EP12865 Applic. Date: 2001-11-07

Inventor: PEUKER MARC [DE]; HARTUNG MARTIN [DE]; MUELLER DIRK [DE]; BREM ROLAND [DE]


Patent No.: US7097358B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Extended lip wicket slider deli bag

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC

Application No.: 10/107694   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A flexible reclosable container with a header strip, fastener elements, and a slider. The header strip preferably extends from the mouth of the bag, and includes a line of weakness for easy tear off of the bag. The slider and profiles are arranged such that the mouth of the bag is substantially open.

Priority:

Inventor: KEITH DAVID W [US]; EDELMAN PAUL F [US]


Patent No.: US7097449B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Dental brackets for retaining a medicament-releasing pellet on a tooth and kits including such brackets

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/793145   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a dental bracket and associated kit used to attach a medicament-releasing pellet on a tooth. The kit is designed to provide slow release of fluoride or other medicament over a desired period of time. The medicament release kit includes a medicament-releasing pellet and a dental bracket. The bracket comprises a base and a socket configured to receive and retain the pellet at least partially therein. The device may be installed by a dental practitioner and remain attached to a patient's tooth for a few months or up to 20 years. The medicament-releasing pellet, designed to slowly release small quantities of fluoride or another medicament, may be replaced, for example, every 6 months to 2 years. Replacement of the medicament-releasing pellet may be performed at home or at a dentist's office.

Priority:

Inventor: JESSOP NEIL [US]; MCLEAN BRUCE S [US]; LEWIS PAUL [US]; BILLS DAN [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US7097452B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Heated compule

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/987203   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A compule for storing dental composite material to be extruded from the compule using a standard dispenser in the preparation or repair of a dental restoration. The compule comprises: a cylindrical body having an orifice at one end thereof through which the dental composite material is extruded and a means at the opposite end thereof to facilitate the extrusion of said dental composite material using the dispenser. The body of the compule is composed of an electrically conductive plastic or alternatively may be composed of a thermally and electrically conductive plastic having a thermal conductivity in the range of between 1.0 w/mk and 500 w/mk and an electrical resistivity in the range 0.01-10,000 ohm-cm.

Priority: US2004-783924 Applic. Date: 2004-02-20

Inventor: FRIEDMAN JOSHUA [US]


Patent No.: US7097455B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Integral gutta percha technique

Applicant/Assignee: PREMIER DENTAL PRODUCTS CO

Application No.: 10/744640   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2003

Abstract:

An integral, one-piece silanated particle impregnated gutta percha core/cone technique employs a thin layer of a luting agent, such as glass ionomer cement with a machined gutta percha core/cone, precisely matches the preparation, thereby reducing leakage and achieving a hermetic seal. The hermetic seal is further enhanced by a mono-block bond that occurs between the silanated particles in the gutta percha and the appropriate chemical sealant. Optional cryogenic treatment of the gutta percha material changes its molecular weight, making it stiffer and conducive to forming an integral, one piece core/cone, without the need for a separate carrier core to install the tapered gutta percha core/cone within the root canal.

Additionally, the tapered body of the core/cone may be reticulated in a slightly three dimensional texturized framework to increase surface area and therefore increase retention. Optional line demarcation indicia are also placed on the core/cone. Additionally, the head of the core/cone can be gripped by a delivery vehicle clasp.

Priority: US20030519167P Applic. Date: 2003-11-12; US20020436793P Applic. Date: 2002-12-27

Inventor: KOCH KENNETH [US]; BRAVE DENNIS [US]; MCHALE WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US7097818B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Silica and silicate by precipitation at constant alkali number, and its use

Applicant/Assignee: DEGUSSA AG

Application No.: 11/045122   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2005

Abstract:

Precipitated silica or silicates, obtainable by acid precipitation of aqueous silicate solutions while maintaining a constant alkali number of at least 1.

Priority: DE20011012441 Applic. Date: 2001-03-15; US2002-079479 Applic. Date: 2002-02-22

Inventor: LINDNER GOTTLIEB-GEORG [DE]; KUHLMANN ROBERT [DE]; DREXEL CLAUS-PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7097850B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Bioactive agent release coating and controlled humidity method

Applicant/Assignee: SURMODICS, INC

Application No.: 10/175210   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A coating composition in the form of a one or multi-part system, and method of applying such a composition under conditions of controlled humidity, for use in coating device surfaces to control and/or improve their ability to release bioactive agents in aqueous systems. The coating composition is particularly adapted for use with medical devices that undergo significant flexion and/or expansion in the course of their delivery and/or use, such as stents and catheters. The composition includes the bioactive agent in combination with a first polymer component such as polyalkyl(meth)acrylate, polyaryl(meth)acrylate, polyaralkyl(meth)acrylate, or polyaryloxyalkyl(meth)acrylate and a second polymer component such as poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate).

Priority:

Inventor: CHAPPA RALPH A [US]; HERGENROTHER ROBERT W [US]; ANDERSON ARON B [US]; TRAN LINH V [US]; LAWIN LAURIE R [US]; OFSTEAD RONALD F [US]


Patent No.: US7097872B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Fruit, berry, cranberry and hedonically-stable citrus flavored compositions and process for preparing same

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/290813   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Described is to a process for augmenting, enhancing, modifying or imparting a berry or citrus aroma or taste in or to a foodstuff or aqueous beverage comprising the step of adding to a foodstuff or aqueous beverage an aroma or taste augmenting, enhancing, modifying or imparting quantity and concentration of at least one oxo-terpene carbinol, carbinyl C1-C6 alkanoate or C4-C6 alkenoate.

Priority:

Inventor: DEWIS MARK LAWRENCE [US]; HUBER MICHELLE E [US]; AGYEMANG DAVID O [US]; CONKLIN GARRY [US]


Patent No.: US7098035B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Multicell cuvette package, method of loading multicell cuvettes into a measurement instrument and a dispensing device for loading cuvettes

Applicant/Assignee: KONELAB CORPORATION THERMO ELECTRON OY

Application No.: 09/988046   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A cuvette package for loading multicell cuvettes from the package into measurement instruments having their cuvette loading accessories designed to accept known packages. On top of a row of multicell cuvettes is attached a detachable bonding strip having a width smaller than that of the width of the row of multicell cuvettes. The bonding strip serving to keep the row of cuvettes together during transport and being easily detachable when the cuvettes are being loaded into the instrument. The multicell cuvettes are loaded into the instrument from the dispensing device which supports the cuvette in place and has its top surface provided with an opening permitting the removal of the strip by pulling off from the supported multicell cuvette package.

Priority: FI19960004556 Applic. Date: 1996-11-14; US1997-966708 Applic. Date: 1997-11-10

Inventor: RIEKKINEN JARI-PEKKA [FI]; SAUKKONEN JUKKA [FI]


Patent No.: US7100603B1  Issued: 05/Sep/2006

Title: System for providing protection from reactive oxygen species

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/652001   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2000

Abstract:

Method, apparatus and breathable compositions for protecting a person from reactive oxygen species in the body are described. The invention involves providing a person with a breathing gas composition comprising at least one fuel gas compound. Apparatus and methods for providing such breathing gas compositions are described.

Priority:

Inventor: KRASBERG ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7101564B1  Issued: 05/Sep/2006

Title: Plastically deformable implant

Applicant/Assignee: PHARM PUR GMBH

Application No.: 10/018372   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a plastically deformable implant for inserting into bodily orifices of the human or animal body. Implants of this type are used, for example, in ophthalmology, in particular, as vitreous body or lens replacements and in dentistry, for example, for filling extraction cavities in jaw-bones. Known implants, however, are not suitable for long-term use. The invention aims to provide a deformable plastic implant which also has a long-term application. This is achieved by the fact that the implant consists of a gel which is not sealed, containing fluorocarbon and which is directly introduced into the natural, or artificially created bodily orifice.

Priority: DE19991026889 Applic. Date: 1999-06-12; WO2000EP05208 Applic. Date: 2000-06-07

Inventor: MENZ DIRK-HENNING [DE]; DRESP JOACHIM [DE]


Patent No.: US7101860B2  Issued: 05/Sep/2006

Title: Composition and method for inhibiting platelet aggregation

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Application No.: 09/934970   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2001

Abstract:

This invention is directed to a method of preventing or treating diseases or conditions associated with platelet aggregation. The method is also directed to a method of treating thrombosis. The method comprises administering to a subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of P2Y12 receptor antagonist compound, wherein said amount is effective to bind the P2Y12 receptors on platelets and inhibit ADP-induced platelet aggregation. The P2Y12 receptor antagonist compounds useful for this invention include mononucleoside polyphosphates and dinucleoside polyphosphates of general Formula I, or salts thereof The present invention also provides compositions comprising mononucleoside polyphosphates and dinucleoside polyphosphates according to Formula Ia and Ib.

Priority: US2000-643138 Applic. Date: 2000-08-21

Inventor: BOYER JOSE L [US]; OLINS GILLIAN M [US]; YERXA BENJAMIN R [US]; DOUGLASS JAMES G [US]


Patent No.: US7104033B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage, having a filling element and filling machine with such filling elements

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN-UND ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 11/016363   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage, having a filling element of a filling machine with a rotary construction for filling bottles or similar containers with a liquid has, in a filling element housing, a liquid duct for the controlled dispensing of a liquid at a dispensing opening. The dispensing opening is located in a recess into which the respective container extends with its container mouth during the filling, and into which at least one additional duct of the filling element empties. During a cleaning or rinsing phase, the recess can be closed by a plate-shaped closing element.

Priority: DE20031059779 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19

Inventor: KRULITSCH DIETER-RUDOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US7104794B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Ultrasonic dental tool having a light source

Applicant/Assignee: DISCUS DENTAL IMPRESSIONS, INC

Application No.: 10/879554   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2004

Abstract:

An ultrasonic dental insert having at least one light source. A first transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations. A connecting body has a proximal end and a distal end having a tip attached thereto. The proximal end is attached to the first transducer so as to receive the ultrasonic vibrations therefrom and to transmit the ultrasonic vibrations toward the tip attached to the distal end. A second transducer is disposed substantially proximate to the connecting body for generating a voltage signal in response to movement of a portion of the connecting body according to the ultrasonic vibrations. At least one light source substantially proximate to the tip is connected to and receives the voltage signal from the second transducer to generate light.

The ultrasonic dental insert may be inserted into a handpiece for providing electromagnetic energy to the first transducer to generate the ultrasonic vibrations.

Priority: US20030482717P Applic. Date: 2003-06-27

Inventor: LEVY HAIM [IL]


Patent No.: US7105182B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Periodontal regeneration composition and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/406395   Filing Date: 03/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A periodontal structure regeneration composition for treatment of periodontal disease is a mixture of particles of a bone growth material and free collagen. All particles are sized to be less than 1 mm in diameter. The periodontal regeneration composition is injected into the periodontal pocket through an 18 gauge needle. The composition may contain a thickener that increases the viscosity of the composition after the material has been injected into the periodontal pocket. The composition is available in pre-filled syringes offered in a kit that may also contain strips of surgical sponge or gauze that are sized to fit within a periodontal pocket, a tube of adhesive, a dental bur, a probe, a gauze placement tool, gauze counter and a brush for cleaning the dental bur.

Priority: US2001-912930 Applic. Date: 2001-07-25

Inventor: SZYMAITIS DENNIS W [US]


Patent No.: US7105531B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Tricyclic protein kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: WYETH

Application No.: 10/618044   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2003

Abstract:

This invention provides compounds of formula 1, having the structure which are useful as inhibitors of protein tyrosine kinase and are antiproliferative agents.

Priority: US2000-751274 Applic. Date: 2000-12-29; 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.: US7105536B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM P.L.C SMITHKLINE BEECHAM PLC

Application No.: 10/755748   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2004

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; US2002-241621 Applic. Date: 2002-09-11; US2002-019104 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12; WO2000GB02500 Applic. Date: 2000-06-29

Inventor: HARLING JOHN DAVID [GB]; THOMPSON MERVYN [GB]


Patent No.: US7105607B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Tear resistant gels, composites, and articles

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED ELASTOMERICS, INC

Application No.: 10/420490   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2003

Abstract:

Novel gelatinous compositions, composites, and articles are formed from an intimate melt blend admixture of one or more of a high viscosity poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene), poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene)n triblock and branched copolymers and the like, in combination with high levels or one or more selected plasticizing oil(s) to achieve improvements of compression set resistance and low gel tack.

Priority: US2003-420490 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; WO1994US04278 Applic. Date: 1994-04-19; WO1994US07314 Applic. Date: 1994-06-27; US1994-288690 Applic. Date: 1994-08-11; US1995-581188 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581191 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1995-581125 Applic. Date: 1995-12-29; US1996-612586 Applic. Date: 1996-03-08; US1996-665343 Applic. Date: 1996-06-17; US2002-199363 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-199362 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-199361 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-199364 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-273828 Applic. Date: 2002-10-17; US2002-299073 Applic. Date: 2002-11-18; US2002-334542 Applic. Date: 2002-12-31; US1996-719817 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30; US1997-863794 Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; US1997-909487 Applic. Date: 1997-08-12; WO1997US17534 Applic. Date: 1997-09-30; US1997-984459 Applic. Date: 1997-12-03; US1999-274498 Applic. Date: 1999-03-28; US1999-285809 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; US1999-412886 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; US2000-517230 Applic. Date: 2000-03-02; US2001-896047 Applic. Date: 2001-06-30; US2000-721213 Applic. Date: 2000-11-21

Inventor: CHEN JOHN Y [US]


Patent No.: US7106202B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Shipping container along with shipping method employing the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/170013   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A container to receive a parcel for shipment to an intended recipient comprises a pouch having a pouch interior and a mouth, a closure movable between open and closed positions, and a protective insert structure removably disposed in the pouch interior to substantially envelop the parcel and reduce risk of damage to it during shipment. In another embodiment, the container comprises a container body, a closure and a air bladder disposed in the container body for receiving and substantially enveloping the items to reduce damage thereto during shipment. Methodologies are also provided for shipping a parcel from a shipper located at an origin address location to an intended recipient located at a destination address location.

Priority: US2001-956478 Applic. Date: 2001-09-18

Inventor: DICKINSON KENT H [US]


Patent No.: US7107738B2  Issued: 19/Sep/2006

Title: Tamper-evident reclosable bag having slider-actuated string zipper

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/617234   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Reclosable bags having a slider-actuated string zipper and a tamper-evident feature. In one aspect, the reclosable bag comprises: a receptacle having a mouth and an interior volume

a string zipper installed in the mouth

a slider mounted to the string zipper

and a tamper-evident feature that blocks access to all or a portion of the interior volume. The tamper-evident feature may take the form of an internal membrane that partitions the interior volume or an external header that covers the string zipper. In some embodiments with a partitioned interior volume, the tamper-evident feature comprises a peel seal.

Priority: US2003-367450 Applic. Date: 2003-02-14

Inventor: AUSNIT STEVEN [US]; LINTON BASIL C [US]; CRUNKLETON GREGORY H [US]


Patent No.: US7107996B2  Issued: 19/Sep/2006

Title: Apparatus and method for treating atherosclerotic vascular disease through light sterilization

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/298724   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for treating gum disease includes a light producing dental appliance that is accessible exteriorly of the body for placement within the mouth of the patient to expose the mouth to light radiation of a selected wavelength and in an amount that is effective for killing or debilitating pathogenic microorganisms and especially Porphyromona gingivalis within the mouth of the patient such that the bacterial load carried to the heart is diminished thereby reducing or eliminating the symptoms of coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis vascular inflammation and plaque formation.

Priority: US2002-119855 Applic. Date: 2002-04-09; US20010282780P Applic. Date: 2001-04-10; US20020364976P Applic. Date: 2002-03-15

Inventor: GANZ ROBERT A [US]; ZELICKSON BRIAN D [US]


Patent No.: US7111626B2  Issued: 26/Sep/2006

Title: Equine inhalation mask

Applicant/Assignee: TRANSMIT GESELLSCHAFT FUR TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER MBH

Application No.: 10/478380   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to an equine inhalation mask, comprising at least one valveless combined inhalation and exhalation conduit, into which inhalant sources comprising respiration control elements and an energy supply that does not require supply lines are interchangeably integrated. A filter system is mounted on the outer end of the inhalation and exhalation conduit facing away from the head of the horse. Said system and the fact that the mask is effectively sealed when on the head of the horse prevent any escape of the aerosol into the environment, thus permitting a reliable inhalation therapy lasting several minutes under normal respiratory conditions.

Priority: DE20011025564 Applic. Date: 2001-05-25; WO2002DE01874 Applic. Date: 2002-05-23

Inventor: SCHMEHL THOMAS [DE]; GESSLER TOBIAS [DE]; FEY KERSTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US7113133B2  Issued: 26/Sep/2006

Title: DUAL-BAND INVERTED-F ANTENNA WITH A BRANCH LINE SHORTING STRIP

Applicant/Assignee: ADVANCED CONNECTEK INC

Application No.: 11/113180   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Provided is dual-band inverted-F antenna for GSM, DCS, and PCS bands comprising a primary radiating member including integral first and second metallic strips, a feeding point, and a first shorting point wherein a long current path is created in the first strip such that the antenna can operate in a first low frequency operating mode, and a shorting current path is created in the second strip such that the antenna can operate in a second high frequency operating mode

a secondary radiating member comprising a second shorting point

a branch line shorting strip having one grounded end and a bifurcation including a first branch connected to the first shorting point and a second branch connected to the second shorting point

and a feeding member interconnected the feeding point and a signal source.

Operating frequencies of the antenna are 90 MHz and 300 MHz respectively when it operates in 3.5:1 VSWR impedance bandwidth.

Priority: TW20040141573 Applic. Date: 2004-12-31

Inventor: CHEN YI-SHEIN [TW]; CHIU TSUNG-WEN [TW]; CHANG PING-CHENG [TW]; HSIAO FU-REN [TW]


Patent No.: US7114953B1  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Tooth whitening appliance having membrane covered applicator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/998705   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A tooth whitening appliance includes an applicator having a soft moldable core covered by a plastic film membrane. The contours of buccal surfaces of target teeth to be whitened are impressed into the applicator by applying lateral pressure. A layer of tooth whitening preparation is deposited on the impressions formed in the applicator and the applicator is repositioned against the buccal tooth surfaces for the administration of the tooth whitening preparation. The applicator core is soft and moldable preferably at or below body temperature. The membranes support the applicator in reduced thickness impression areas. The applicator core may be optionally preloaded with tooth whitening preparation.

Priority: US2003-423664 Applic. Date: 2003-04-25

Inventor: WAGNER EUGENE C [US]


Patent No.: US7115252B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Therapeutic compositions and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/144235   Filing Date: 13/May/2002

Abstract:

A method and composition for the restoration and maintenance of gingival and periodontal health are provided. The composition includes a potassium as an essential ingredient, which acts as an anti-bacterial agent. In some embodiments, the compositions include an osmotic agent other than potassium.

Priority: WO2000US31086 Applic. Date: 2000-11-13; US2000-633424 Applic. Date: 2000-08-07; US1999-439858 Applic. Date: 1999-11-12

Inventor: HODOSH MILTON [US]


Patent No.: US7115280B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Particle formation methods and their products

Applicant/Assignee: NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS UK, LTD

Application No.: 10/004522   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Preparation of particles of an active substance having a layer of an additive at the particle surfaces, by dissolving both the active substance and the additive in a vehicle to form a target solution, and contacting the target solution with an anti-solvent fluid using a SEDS(TM) particle formation process, to cause the active substance and additive to coprecipitate. The additive is typically a protective additive, in particular a taste and/or odour masking agent. Also provided is a particulate coformulation made by the method, which has a finite gradient in the relative additive concentration, which concentration increases radially outwards from the active-rich core to the additive-rich surface of the particles.

Priority: GB20000027357 Applic. Date: 2000-11-09

Inventor: HANNA MAZEN H [GB]; YORK PETER [GB]


Patent No.: US7115674B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Dental self-curing resin cement compositions

Applicant/Assignee: DENTKIST, INC

Application No.: 10/699117   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The present invention refers to dental self-curing resin compositions having enhanced mechanical and physical properties. In particular, the present invention relates to dental self-curing resin compositions consisting of (i) a Paste A composition containing the multifunctional prepolymer mixture of 2,2-bis-[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropoxy)phenyl]propane ("Bis-GMA") and multifunctional prepolymer formed by substituting hydrogen atoms in hydroxyl group with methacrylate groups in the Bis-GMA molecules, and further containing a diluent, an adhesive monomer, a polymerization initiator, a polymerization inhibitor, a light stabilizer, an antioxidant, an inorganic pigment and an inorganic filler

and ii) a Paste B composition containing the same prepolymer mixture in the Paste A composition, and further containing a diluent, an adhesive monomer, a reductant, a polymerization inhibitor, a light stabilizer, an antioxidant, an inorganic pigment and an inorganic filler. The composition according to the present invention has better physical and mechanical properties than that of conventional compositions and is an ointment-ointment system able to be conveniently used.

Priority: KR20030060180 Applic. Date: 2003-08-29

Inventor: PARK KWANG SOO [KR]; PARK SANG SOON [KR]; BAEK KYU HYUN [KR]; KIM MIN SUNG [KR]; HAN DONG KEUN [KR]


Patent No.: US7116928B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Powder discharging device and image forming apparatus using the same

Applicant/Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD

Application No.: 10/738028   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A powder discharging device of the present invention includes a powder container storing powder therein and including a bottom wall formed with an outlet at one end portion for discharging the powder vertically downward. A container moving device moves the powder container toward the above end portion and then generates an acceleration opposite in direction to the movement of the powder container in the powder container to thereby cause the powder to move toward the outlet. The maximum value of the acceleration is between 40 m/sec<2 >and 200 m/sec<2 >while a period of time for which the container moving device continuously generates an acceleration of 20 m/sec<2 >or above is between 3 msec and 30 msec.

Priority: JP20020366619 Applic. Date: 2002-12-18; JP20030024414 Applic. Date: 2003-01-31; JP20030127394 Applic. Date: 2003-05-02

Inventor: MURAMATSU SATOSHI [JP]; KASAHARA NOBUO [JP]; IWATA NOBUO [JP]; MATSUMOTO JUNICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7118377B2  Issued: 10/Oct/2006

Title: Dental system and method of producing the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/766002   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A dental system for cleaning a user's teeth and marginal gingiva with a drug solution includes a mouthpiece made for each user and having substantially the same shape as the teeth and the marginal gingiva of the user. The mouthpiece is designed to produce a gap between the mouthpiece and the teeth together with the marginal gingiva when placed to cover the teeth and the marginal gingiva of the user. The dental system also includes a drug solution supply unit and a drain unit, both connected to the mouthpiece, and a suction unit connected to the drain unit. The mouthpiece adheres to the marginal gingiva by a suction applied from the suction unit. The dental system cleans the teeth and the marginal gingiva with a stream of the drug solution flowing through the gap.

Priority: JP20030292753 Applic. Date: 2003-08-13

Inventor: INOUE YOSHINORI [JP]; SHINJI HISAAKI [JP]; UCHIMURA NOBORU [JP]


Patent No.: US7121148B2  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Force measuring transducer

Applicant/Assignee: OCCLUSCAN AG

Application No.: 10/944451   Filing Date: 17/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a force measuring transducer with an oscillator ( 1 ) with an inductor ( 2 ) formed by a primary winding and a gauge ( 11 ) with a secondary winding ( 30 ) which is connected electroconductively to the gauge ( 11 ) and which is disposed in transformer coupling with the inductor ( 2 ) of the oscillator ( 1 ). Action of a force on the gauge ( 11 ) changes the impedance of the gauge ( 11 ) and the load of the inductively coupled secondary winding ( 30 ). An evaluation circuit ( 14 ) is used to determine the resulting frequency change of the oscillator ( 1 ) which is proportional to the force acting on the gauge ( 11 ).

Priority: EP20030021248 Applic. Date: 2003-09-18

Inventor: STAREK BRUNO [AT]; VEKOERRER FRANZ [CH]; PURNER HELMUT [AT]


Patent No.: US7122057B2  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Method and apparatus for engineered regenerative biostructures such as hydroxyapatite substrates for bone healing applications

Applicant/Assignee: THERICS, LLC

Application No.: 10/122129   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

An engineered regenerative biostructure (erb) for implantation into a human body as a bone substitute, which includes an internal microstructure, mesostructure and/or macrostructure to provide improved bone in-growth, and methods for making the erb. Under one aspect of the invention, the biostructure has resorbable and nonresorbable regions. Under another aspect of the invention, the biostructure is constructed of hydroxyapatite, tricalcium phosphate and/or demineralized bone. Under yet another aspect of the invention, the porous biostructure is partially or fully infused with a resorbable, nonresorbable or dissolvable material.

Priority: US20010283564P Applic. Date: 2001-04-12

Inventor: BEAM HEATHER ANN [US]; BRADBURY THOMAS J [US]; CHESMEL KATHLEEN D [US]; GAYLO CHRISTOPHER M [US]; LITWAK ALFRED ANTHONY [US]; LIU QING [US]; MATERNA PETER ALBERT [US]; MONKHOUSE DONALD [US]; PATTERSON JENNIFER [US]; PRYOR TIMOTHY J [US]; SAINI SUNIL [US]; SURPRENANT HENRY LEON [US]; WANG CHEN-CHAO [US]; WEST THOMAS GEORGE [US]; YOO JAEDEOK [US]


Patent No.: US7122193B1  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Retro peptides, antibodies thereto and their uses for vaccination and in vitro diagnosis

Applicant/Assignee: BIOMERIEUX S.A

Application No.: 09/549186   Filing Date: 13/Apr/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to retro peptides, as well as antibodies thereto, and to their uses, chiefly in the field of preparation of pharmaceutical compositions, in particular vaccines, and for in vitro diagnosis of various pathologies.

Priority: FR19940002950 Applic. Date: 1994-03-14; US1996-716249 Applic. Date: 1996-09-13; WO1995FR00292 Applic. Date: 1995-03-13

Inventor: GUICHARD GILLES [FR]; MULLER SLYVIANE [FR]; BRIAND JEAN-PAUL [FR]; REGENMORTEL MARC [FR]


Patent No.: US7122544B2  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Anilinopyrimidine derivatives as IKK inhibitors and compositions and methods related thereto

Applicant/Assignee: SIGNAL PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC

Application No.: 10/004642   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Compounds having activity as inhibitors of IKK are disclosed, particularly IKK-2. The compounds of this invention are anilinopyrimidine derivatives having the following structure: wherein R1 and R6 are as defined herein. Such compounds have utility in the treatment of a wide range of conditions that are responsive to IKK inhibition. Thus, methods of treating such conditions are also disclosed, as are pharmaceutical compositions containing one or more compounds of the above compounds.

Priority: US20000251816P Applic. Date: 2000-12-06

Inventor: KOIS ADAM [US]; MACFARLANE KAREN J [US]; SATOH YOSHITAKA [US]; BHAGWAT SHRIPAD S [US]; PARNES JASON S [US]; PALANKI MOORTHY S S [US]; ERDMAN PAUL E [US]


Patent No.: US7124534B1  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Floating fish snaring device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/118906   Filing Date: 29/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A floating fish snaring device includes a housing formed of a buoyant, but lightweight material. Coaxially received within the housing and extending a predetermined distance from the lower end thereof is an elongated hollow tube. Longitudinally received within the tube is an elongated fish snaring member including a float at a lower end and a cap member at an upper end. Upper and lower annular stop members are fixedly positioned within the tube. A fishing line with an attached hook is secured to an eyelet on the float. When a fish strikes the bait and drags the fish snaring member downwardly, the cap member engages the upper stop member resulting in significant recoil of the fishing line thereby firmly setting the hook in the fish's mouth.

Priority: US20040574776P Applic. Date: 2004-05-26

Inventor: KACIR KYLE ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7124894B1  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Disposable oral care device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/782315   Filing Date: 20/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A multi-purpose toothbrush for promoting oral hygiene includes an elongated shaft having a brushing section that includes a plurality of bristles extending radially outwardly therefrom. The brushing section is coated with a predetermined quantity of a tooth-cleaning agent that is activatable via water. The shaft further includes an accessory dispensing section integral with a gripping section and oppositely spaced from the brushing section for providing dental floss and mouthwash. A plurality of protective wrappers are removably positioned about the toothbrush for maintaining same in a substantially sanitary condition during non-use conditions.

Priority:

Inventor: DOBOS STEVEN P [US]


Patent No.: US7125251B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Adjustable impression tray with variable geometry

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/511180   Filing Date: 14/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to an adjustable impression tray ( 1 ) comprising a trough ( 2 ) in the form of an arch with a straight central portion ( 7 ) extended by two lateral branches ( 8,9 ), essentially matching the form of a dental arch and comprising several integral zones which may be deformed at the temperature of use in the form of a multi-directional extension means ( 12 ), for example an accordion-like bellows arrangement ( 13 to 16 ). The impression tray, preferably for single usage, advantageously comprises splitting zones ( 17, 18 ) which allow the production of impression trays of differing sectors, which by comprising one or several deformation zones are equally adjustable. The invention is of interest to dentists and prosthetic dentists and more generally to producers and users of dental equipment.

Priority: FR20020004699 Applic. Date: 2002-04-15; WO2003FR01199 Applic. Date: 2003-04-15

Inventor: LIVOLSI LYDIE [FR]


Patent No.: US7125543B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Method and composition for preventing tooth hypersensitivity when using passive bleaching agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/230404   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions, for example in the form of liquids, gels, creams, pastes and ointments, comprising a peroxide releasing compound and from 1% to 35% by weight of a potassium-containing compound such as potassium nitrate, wherein the potassium nitrate is present in a safe and effective amount to prevent tooth hypersensitivity in the patient during the bleaching process. The potassium nitrate contemplated by the invention is compatible with peroxide yielding bleaching compounds such as peroxide, carbamide peroxide, calcium peroxide, zinc peroxide, magnesium peroxide and sodium perborate. Potassium nitrate is complimentary and synergistic with the peroxide bleaching agents contemplated by the invention and enhances the release of oxygen to the tooth enamel. Also contemplated are methods of bleaching teeth comprising application of the dental bleaching compositions of the invention.

Priority: US1998-072504 Applic. Date: 1998-05-04

Inventor: HODOSH MILTON [US]


Patent No.: US7125555B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Oral preparation containing seaweed for reduction of plaque and calculus

Applicant/Assignee: SDC SWEDENCARE AB

Application No.: 10/399770   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2003

Abstract:

An oral preparation for reduction of mammalian, e.g. human, cat or dog, plaque and/or calculus, such as bacterial plaque, arteriosclerotic plaque, atherosclerotic plaque, pleural plaque, dental calculus, renal calculus, biliary calculus, and prostatic calculus, contains a Ascophyllum sp., especially A. nodosum, seaweed or an extract thereof. The oral preperation is suitable for use in prophylactic and/or therapeutic method of treating plaque and/or calculus in a mammalian individual.

Priority: SE20000003907 Applic. Date: 2000-10-27; WO2001SE02083 Applic. Date: 2001-09-27

Inventor: WIKNER SUNE [SE]


Patent No.: US7125559B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising a combination of an elastase inhibitor of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one myorelaxing agent

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179984   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic or dermatological composition characterized in that it comprises a combination of an elastase inhibitor of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one myorelaxing agent.

Priority: FR20010008436 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]


Patent No.: US7125574B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Dental diet for reducing tartar

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 09/936672   Filing Date: 23/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A dried pet food which is able to mechanically clean the teeth of pets when chewed. The pet food is based on a matrix of a protein source and a carbohydrate source. The density of the product is less than 20.5 lbs./ft<3>. The product also has a large size as compared to at least some other prior dried pet food.

Priority: WO2001EP00307 Applic. Date: 2001-01-10

Inventor: CUPP CAROLYN [US]; GERHEART LYNN ANN [US]; SCHNELL SCOTT [US]; SMITHEY SHERI LYNN [US]; ANDERSON DONNA ELIZABETH [US]; DIXON DAN [US]


Patent No.: US7127302B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Electrode lead

Applicant/Assignee: BIOTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/958892   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2004

Abstract:

An intracardial electrode lead comprises a distal end, a proximal end and an elongate electrode lead body which includes a helical coil having a lumen and a sheath enclosing the helical coil. The distal end of the electrode lead carries a an electrode. The electrode is electrically connected to a connection at the proximal end of the electrode lead for communication with a medical device. The distal end has a sleeve with a proximal end and a distal end, which is enclosed by the distal end of the helical coil at the sleeve proximal end and contacts a lip seal at its distal end. The lip seal elastically closes a distal opening of the lumen. The sleeve is also electrically connected to the electrode, which has an external surface and projects distally beyond the lip seal.

Priority:

Inventor: PALM JOCHEN [DE]


Patent No.: US7127771B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Dental wipe

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 10/603043   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2003

Abstract:

An oral cleaning device that can fit onto a human finger is provided. The oral cleaning device, or dental wipe, is at least partially made from an elastomeric material, such as an elastomeric nonwoven, so that the wipe can more aptly fit onto a finger. Furthermore, the wipe, in some instances, can possess a barrier that is liquid-impervious, but vapor-permeable so that the finger of a user is more comfortable during cleaning. Various additives can be applied to the wipe to aid in the cleaning process.

Priority: US2001-826411 Applic. Date: 2001-04-04; US20000195517P Applic. Date: 2000-04-06; US20000195071P Applic. Date: 2000-04-06; US20000194929P Applic. Date: 2000-04-06; US20000195072P Applic. Date: 2000-04-06; US20000194930P Applic. Date: 2000-04-06; US20000257137P Applic. Date: 2000-12-20; US2005-252949 Applic. Date: 2005-10-18

Inventor: MCDEVITT JASON P [US]; BRUNNER MICHAEL S [US]; LAU JARK C [US]; KIM JAEHO [US]


Patent No.: US7128576B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Adhesion promoters for silicone materials

Applicant/Assignee: S & C POLYMER, SILICON- UND COMPOSITE-SPEZIALITATION GMBH

Application No.: 10/620268   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to copolymers, obtained by the copolymerisation of SiH-group-containing siloxanes with vinyl-group-containing compounds. The copolymers comprise at least two SiH groups. The SiH-groups-containing siloxanes and the vinyl-group-containing compounds are linked to one another via C-Si bonds.

Priority: DE19991005224 Applic. Date: 1999-02-09; US1999-454564 Applic. Date: 1999-12-07

Inventor: ENGELBRECHT JUERGEN [DE]; KIX MARTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US7128899B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Bleaching device comprising a barrier layer and a bleaching composition comprising polyvinylpyrrolidone

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/715003   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A dental bleaching composition comprises a dental bleaching agent and a polyvinylpyrrolidone thickening agent. The bleaching composition 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. A delivery system for delivering the bleaching composition comprises the aforementioned dental bleaching composition in combination with a moisture-resistant barrier layer such as a dental tray or a flexible strip of material.

Priority: US2002-288239 Applic. Date: 2002-11-05; US2001-770489 Applic. Date: 2001-01-27

Inventor: CHEN TIANMING [CN]


Patent No.: US7128909B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: IMMUNSTIMULATING LIPID FORMULATION

Applicant/Assignee: EUROCINE AB

Application No.: 09/147367   Filing Date: 09/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical formulation for parenteral or mucosal administration of antigens and/or vaccines to humans and animals, comprising monoglyceride preparations having at least 80% monoglyceride content and where the acyl group contains from 6 to 24 carbon atoms, together with fatty acids where the number of carbon atoms may be varied between 4 and 22.

Priority: SE19960002280 Applic. Date: 1996-06-10; WO1997SE01003 Applic. Date: 1997-06-09

Inventor: SCHROEDER ULF [SE]


Patent No.: US7128911B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Antigen arrays for treatment of bone disease

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 10/289456   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant array, and in particular a RANKL protein, RANKL fragment or RANKL peptide-VLP-array. More specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a virus-like particle and at least one RANKL protein, RANKL fragment or RANKL peptide bound thereto. The invention also provides a process for producing the conjugates and the ordered and repetitive arrays, respectively. The compositions of the invention are useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of bone diseases and as a pharmaccine to prevent or cure bone diseases and to efficiently induce immune responses, in particular antibody responses.

Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.

Priority: WO2002IB00166 Applic. Date: 2002-01-21; US2002-050902 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18; US20010331045P Applic. Date: 2001-11-07; US20020396635P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19; US20010326998P Applic. Date: 2001-10-05; US20010288549P Applic. Date: 2001-05-04; US20010262379P Applic. Date: 2001-01-19

Inventor: BACHMANN MARTIN F [CH]; MAURER PATRIK [CH]; SPOHN GUNTHER [CH]


Patent No.: US7129281B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: One-bottle dental bonding composition

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY-SANKIN K.K

Application No.: 10/392256   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a one-bottle dental bonding composition that provides a bonding layer excellent in bonding strength, independent of the skill of the practitioners, and, more preferably, that releases fluoride ion gradually into oral cavity over an extended period of time. The one-bottle dental bonding composition comprises a radical polymerizable monomer (A) having an acidic group in the molecule, another radical polymerizable monomer (B), a photopolymerization initiator (C) and a water-soluble organic solvent (D), and is substantially free of water.

Priority: JP20020076797 Applic. Date: 2002-03-19

Inventor: FUJIWARA SATOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7129282B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Dental composition based on a functionalized silicone crosslinkable and/or polymerizable by heat-process

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA-CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/450492   Filing Date: 17/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to silicone-based dental compositions based on a functionalized silicone crosslinkable and/or polymerizable by heat-process. These novel dental compositions are polymerizable and/or crosslinkable in an oral environment, have markedly improved qualities, in particular as regards the very marked reduction in the phenomenon of shrinkage of the materials and prostheses obtained from said compositions. These novel dental compositions are particularly advantageous in terms of reactivity

they are crosslinkable and/or polymerizable by heat, which makes it possible to use conventional crosslinking/polymerization methods and furthermore at temperatures of less than 150 DEG C. This reactivity is in particular due to the presence of a particular type of initiator based on a boron derivative

That initiator is active in low concentration and advantageously requires only small quantities of energy to carry out the crosslinkage/polymerization.

Priority: FR20000016922 Applic. Date: 2000-12-22; WO2001FR04044 Applic. Date: 2001-12-18

Inventor: FRANCES JEAN-MARC [FR]


Patent No.: US7131784B2  Issued: 07/Nov/2006

Title: Unit dose delivery system

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/798649   Filing Date: 11/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A container includes, in one embodiment, an outer housing holding a first mass of a first component of a composition, an inner housing holding a second mass of a second component of the composition, and a seal. The first component is a liquid and the mass of the second component conforms to a bottom and side wall of the inner housing. An interference fit exists between the outer housing and the inner housing such that the inner housing seals the first mass within the first chamber. The inner housing has an aperture in a side wall of the second chamber.

Priority:

Inventor: LEE ROBERT [US]; MEYERTHOLEN DARIN J [US]; BROYLES BRUCE R [US]; KRUEGER DANIEL D [US]


Patent No.: US7131785B1  Issued: 07/Nov/2006

Title: Chewable top for a wiring instrument

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/898915   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A chewable writing apparatus comprising a body having a hollow cylindrical shaft, at least one cap selectively connectable to a distal end of the body, and a mechanism for connecting the cap to the body. Upon connection of the cap to the distal end of the body, the cap may be inserted into a mouth of a user for chewing.

Priority:

Inventor: MANSOURI AMIR A [US]


Patent No.: US7132391B2  Issued: 07/Nov/2006

Title: Ethers of 2,2,4-trimethylpentane-1,3-diol as fragrance materials

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/193024   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2002

Abstract:

An alkyl gycol ether having the following formula wherein R is a C1-C7 saturated, unsaturated, straight-chain or branched, acyclic or cyclic alkyl group, is useful as a fragrance material in perfumes, cosmetics, consumer products, and the like. When R is a saturated, straight-chain or branched, acyclic or cyclic alkyl group, these compounds are especially stable when used as fragrance materials in bleach containing products.

Priority:

Inventor: AIDA TAKASHI [JP]; LUPO ANDREW T [US]; MATSUDA HIROYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7132408B2  Issued: 07/Nov/2006

Title: Composition and method for inhibiting platelet aggregation

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Application No.: 10/814007   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2004

Abstract:

This invention is directed to a method of preventing or treating diseases or conditions associated with platelet aggregation. The method is also directed to a method of treating thrombosis. The method comprises administering to a subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutic effective amount of P2Y12 receptor antagonist compound, wherein said amount is effective to bind the P2Y12 receptors on platelets and inhibit ADP-induced platelet aggregation. The P2Y12 receptor antagonist compounds useful for this invention include mononucleoside 5'-monophosphates, mononucleoside polyphosphates, and dinucleoside polyphosphates of general Formula I, or salts thereof. The present invention also provides novel compounds of mononucleoside 5'-monophosphates, mononucleoside polyphosphates, and dinucleoside polyphosphates.

The present invention further provides pharmaceutical formulations comprising mononucleoside 5'-monophosphates, mononucleoside polyphosphates, or dinucleoside polyphosphates.

Priority: WO2001US41818 Applic. Date: 2001-08-20; US2001-934970 Applic. Date: 2001-08-21; US2000-643138 Applic. Date: 2000-08-21

Inventor: BOYER JOSE L [US]; DOUGLASS III JAMES G [US]; SHAVER SAMMY R [US]; BEDNARSKI KRZYSZTOF [US]; YERXA BENJAMIN R [US]; OLINS GILLIAN M [US]


Patent No.: US7132469B2  Issued: 07/Nov/2006

Title: Molding compositions with solid thermoplastic elastomer thickeners and products obtained therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: REINFORCED POLYMERS, INC

Application No.: 10/607576   Filing Date: 27/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A method of preparing thickened compositions which can be molded under low pressures and temperatures to provide thermoset articles, wherein liquid reactive components are slowly absorbed in solid thermoplastic elastomer thickeners such as thermoplastic ionomers and acrylic block copolymers. The thickener delays the viscosity build, allowing fiber reinforcement and other fillers to be incorporated, if desired, before molding. The molding composition is well suited for use in dentistry and other fields where small amounts or molding composition are used occasionally.

Priority: US20020391925P Applic. Date: 2002-06-28

Inventor: GUZAUSKAS ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7134576B2  Issued: 14/Nov/2006

Title: Multifunction pouring spout and removable lid

Applicant/Assignee: ALLWAY TOOLS, INC

Application No.: 10/830275   Filing Date: 22/Apr/2004

Abstract:

An inventive pouring spout for containers of liquid, having a removable lid and a strip with magnets located thereon. The spout is selectively attachable and is fitted to the diameter of an opening of a particular container. In a preferred embodiment, the spout is fitted to the diameter of a paint can opening, where it may replace the typical lid of a paint can for the duration of its use. Essentially, the spout effectively prevents the entry of paint in the sealing groove of the paint can or on the sides of the can.

Priority:

Inventor: GRINGER DONALD [US]; CHENG YUAN FANG [US]


Patent No.: US7134875B2  Issued: 14/Nov/2006

Title: Processes for forming dental materials and device

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/185431   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Processes for forming dental materials that include applying a first hardenable dental composition (e.g., a dental adhesive) to a surface followed by applying a second hardenable dental composition (e.g., a dental composite) to the first hardenable dental composition on the surface. The first and second hardenable dental compositions are hardened such that the second hardenable composition is substantially completely hardened prior to complete hardening of the first hardenable composition.

Priority:

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; CRAIG BRADLEY D [US]; KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; PEUKER MARC [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7135101B2  Issued: 14/Nov/2006

Title: Cassette assembly for electrophoresis gels

Applicant/Assignee: LIFE THERAPEUTICS

Application No.: 10/000473   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2001

Abstract:

This invention is directed to a cassette for electrophoresis gels comprising: first and second planar wall members having inner and outer surfaces, top and bottom edges, and lateral edges wherein the wall members are oriented generally parallel to each other and such that the inner wall of each wall member is proximate to the inner wall of the other wall member

spacing means disposed between the inner walls of the wall members and adapted to provide a space for an electrophoresis gel between the inner walls of the wall members, wherein the cassette has an interior which is defined by the space between the wall members

and locking means adapted to prevent locking engagement of the members unless the inner surfaces of the wall members and are substantially parallel to each other and are separated by a predetermined distance, and when the wall members are in locked engagement, to substantially prevent any movement of the wall members away from such locked engagement.

Priority: AU2000PR01036 Applic. Date: 2000-10-26

Inventor: ATCHISON SHAUN [AU]; SOMMER-KNUDSEN JENS [AU]; BOYD NICOLA [AU]; BERRY DES [AU]


Patent No.: US7135163B2  Issued: 14/Nov/2006

Title: Prevention of crystal formation in toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC

Application No.: 10/686879   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2003

Abstract:

In dentifrices containing sodium bicarbonate and anionic species which can react with sodium and water to precipitate hydrated crystals, the ratio of water to humectants, abrasives, and/or thickeners is adjusted so that the dentifrice has a water activity of no greater than 0.60 so as to greatly reduce the salting out of the anionic species.

Priority:

Inventor: WINSTON ANTHONY [US]; CONLEY BRUCE [US]; NELSON BRUCE J [US]; MAYER CARL [US]


Patent No.: US7135436B2  Issued: 14/Nov/2006

Title: Solid algicide, preparation and usage in recirculating water

Applicant/Assignee: J.F. DALEY INTERNATIONAL, LTD

Application No.: 10/429436   Filing Date: 05/May/2003

Abstract:

Technology is provided for treating recirculating water in a system to control algae in, for example, a cooling water, an evaporative condenser, a heat exchanger, or a decorative fountain. A solid composition comprising terbuthylazine dispersed in polyethylene glycol is contacted with recirculating water. The polyethylene glycol slowly dissolves, and the terbuthylazine is delivered into the water. The composition is preferably prepared by dispersing the terbuthylazine in molten polyethylene glycol followed by molding and solidifying. A preferred polyethylene glycol has an average molecular weight of about 8,000. The system can accomplish addition of terbuthylazine to recirculated water without the need for a dosing pump and without exposure of operating personnel to terbuthylazine.

Priority:

Inventor: VAN VOSSEN LEONARD M [US]; CERNY DENNIS D [US]


Patent No.: US7137812B2  Issued: 21/Nov/2006

Title: Apparatus for indirect bonding of orthodontic appliances and method of making the same

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/678286   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Apparatus for use in indirect bonding of orthodontic appliances includes a container having a chamber and a placement device received in the chamber. At least one orthodontic appliance is releasably connected to the placement device and has a base with a contour that is a replica of a portion of the patient's tooth structure. A bonding composition for bonding the appliance to the patient's tooth structure is applied to the base before the container is closed by the manufacturer, such that the practitioner can simply remove the placement device from the chamber and immediately transfer the appliances to the patient's teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: CLEARY JAMES D [US]; CINADER DAVID K [US]; PUTTLER OLIVER L [US]


Patent No.: US7137814B2  Issued: 21/Nov/2006

Title: Dental treatment tray comprising a plasticized resin for improved moldability and conformability

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/962884   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A dental treatment tray used to provide a desired treatment is injection molded from a composition that includes at least one thermoplastic resin and at least plasticizer. The plasticized thermoplastic resin permits the dental treatment tray to be injection molded even while having a wall thickness less than about 0.015 inch. The plasticizer increases the melt flow index of the thermoplastic resin while in a molten state, which facilitates complete filling of the mold cavity by the thermoplastic resin. The plasticizer also softens the thermoplastic polymer while in a solidified state in order to yield a dental tray that is even more flexible and comfortable for the user to wear.

Priority:

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]; CHRISTMAN DERRICK P [US]


Patent No.: US7140772B2  Issued: 28/Nov/2006

Title: Bag having slider-actuated complimentary closure strips and a leakproofing structure

Applicant/Assignee: S2F FLEXICO

Application No.: 09/949081   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 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; WO1999FR01455 Applic. Date: 1999-06-17

Inventor: BOIS HENRI [FR]; AUSNIT STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US7141241B2  Issued: 28/Nov/2006

Title: Use of bacterial phage associated lysing enzymes for treating upper respiratory illnesses

Applicant/Assignee: ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/067995   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral delivery system containing a bacteriophage associated lysin enzyme for the treatment of [Streptococcus pneumoniae and] Hemophilus influenzae sinus/nasal infections.

Priority: US2000-671880 Applic. Date: 2000-09-28; 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.: US7141616B2  Issued: 28/Nov/2006

Title: Radically curable urethane prepolymers and their use in dental materials

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/149607   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to urethane prepolymers, obtainable by reaction of: (A) 15 to 85 wt.-% of one or more alpha,omega-terminated poly(meth)acrylate diols, (B) 0 to 30 wt.-% of one or more radically curable, polyhydroxy-functional compounds, (C) 14 to 60 wt.-% of one or more polyisocyanates, (D) 1 to 40 wt.-% of a monofunctional compound, reactive vis-+-vis isocyanate groups, which also contains one or more radically curable grouping, as well as their use.

Priority: DE19991061342 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17; WO2000EP12775 Applic. Date: 2000-12-15

Inventor: HECHT REINHOLD [DE]; LECHNER GUENTHER [DE]; LEHMANN THOMAS [DE]; ECKHARDT GUNTHER [DE]; GANGNUS BERND [DE]


Patent No.: US7143462B2  Issued: 05/Dec/2006

Title: Oral care implement

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/869922   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2004

Abstract:

An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a tissue cleanser. The tissue cleanser may be a pad composed of an elastomeric material. The pad is disposed on the head on a surface opposite the tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of nubs extending for cleaning between the papillae of the tongue. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of conically shaped nubs. A tissue cleanser can be used to reduce oral malodor problems and remove oral epithelial cells.

Priority: US2003-601106 Applic. Date: 2003-06-20; WO2003US30633 Applic. Date: 2003-09-26; WO2003US29497 Applic. Date: 2003-09-17; US20030189729F Applic. Date: 2003-09-10; US20020414117P Applic. Date: 2002-09-27; US20020418776P Applic. Date: 2002-10-16; US20020419425P Applic. Date: 2002-10-18; US20020412290P Applic. Date: 2002-09-20

Inventor: HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS J [US]


Patent No.: US7144249B2  Issued: 05/Dec/2006

Title: Device for dental care and whitening

Applicant/Assignee: BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 10/624847   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2003

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: US2001-991533 Applic. Date: 2001-11-15; US20000249015P Applic. Date: 2000-11-15

Inventor: RIZOIU IOANA M [US]; KIMMEL ANDREW I [US]


Patent No.: US7144251B1  Issued: 05/Dec/2006

Title: Dental-facial measuring instrument

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/989676   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A dental-facial measuring instrument provides a possibility to determine an occlusion to make a denture. An improved dental-facial measuring instrument includes the first and second strips coupled by the connector and spring with a slidable strip comprising a horizontal portion and a scale, and wherein the first and second corbels of the slidable strip are appropriately inserted into the first and second slots of the first strip and second strip respectively.

Priority:

Inventor: KARAPETYAN ARMEN [US]


Patent No.: US7144863B2  Issued: 05/Dec/2006

Title: Glp-1 formulations with protracted time action

Applicant/Assignee: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY

Application No.: 10/477034   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The present invention encompasses compositions wherein a GLP-1 compound is complexed with a basic polypeptide. The compositions provide a prolonged duration of action and can be administered by the pulmonary route.

Priority: US20010295282P Applic. Date: 2001-06-01; WO2002US15137 Applic. Date: 2002-05-21

Inventor: DEFELIPPIS MICHAEL ROSARIO [US]; HAVEL HENRY ACKEN [US]; MACE KENNETH F [US]; NG KINGMAN [US]; SARIN VIRENDER KUMAR [US]


Patent No.: US7144927B1  Issued: 05/Dec/2006

Title: Photoinitiator system with acylphosphine oxide initiators

Applicant/Assignee: S & C POLYMER SILICON-UND COMPOSITE-SPEZIALITATENGMBH

Application No.: 10/148745   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A visible light photopolymerizable composition comprising a) an aryliodonium salt and b) an acylphosphine oxide compound. These compositions can be used together with an epoxy resin as a dental composition.

Priority: DE19991061347 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17; WO2000EP11405 Applic. Date: 2000-11-16

Inventor: ENGELBRECHT JUERGEN [DE]; GROEGER GUNTHER [DE]; ZIEGLER WOLFRAM [DE]


Patent No.: US7144992B2  Issued: 05/Dec/2006

Title: Synergistic antimicrobial compositions and methods for reducing biofilm formation

Applicant/Assignee: KANE BIOTECH INC

Application No.: 10/826094   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides novel compositions comprising: (a) a thiol-specific reagent and a cationic polypeptide or (b) a thiol-specific reagent and an iron-sequestering glyocoprotein

and uses thereof for the preparation of devices, and in particular medical devices, susceptible to colonization by biofilm forming bacteria.

Priority: US20040558132P Applic. Date: 2004-04-01

Inventor: MADHYASTHA SRINIVASA [CA]


Patent No.: US7147466B1  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Pressure indicator gel system and method therefore

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 10/693122   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A novel system for discerning pressure points in mouthpieces, namely orthodontic aligners. The system includes the steps of applying a colored gel to a light transmissive or clear mouthpiece-type aligner, mounting the aligner to the upper and/or lower teeth of the patient, and observing through the mouthpiece color variations generated by variations in gel density, wherein pressure points are indicated as lighter colors due to less gel density and spaces are indicated as deeper color, due to higher density of the colored gel. In an alternative embodiment a second gel incorporating rupturable spheres incorporating a second composition is utilized in the present system such that pressure upon the gel releases the second composition, which would be formulated to combine with the first gel and result in a color change, either due to a chemical reaction, or due to a mixing of two colors to produce an identifying color.

Priority:

Inventor: HILLIARD J KEITH [US]; SCHWARTZ DANN A [US]


Patent No.: US7147885B2  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Use of native gellan gum

Applicant/Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC

Application No.: 10/152011   Filing Date: 22/May/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides a native gellan gum-containing composition, and particularly based on the multifunctionality thereof, provides freeze/thaw-resistant gel compositions and dehydrated gels and jellies available therefrom, rice cake-like gels and rice cake substitutes, copy foods, cold retention compositions and cooling agents. The invention further provides the use of the above composition as additives for the expression of unique functions, for example a dispersion stabilizer, an additive for thickened compositions, a heat resistance-imparting agent, a syneresis inhibitor, a foam stabilizer, and a food palatability/body-improving agent.

Priority: JP19960225614 Applic. Date: 1996-08-27; JP19960243471 Applic. Date: 1996-09-13; JP19960276216 Applic. Date: 1996-10-18; JP19960287138 Applic. Date: 1996-10-29; JP19960312466 Applic. Date: 1996-11-22; JP19960313680 Applic. Date: 1996-11-25; JP19960321703 Applic. Date: 1996-12-02; JP19960326506 Applic. Date: 1996-12-06; JP19960330644 Applic. Date: 1996-12-11; JP19960349412 Applic. Date: 1996-12-27; JP19960349414 Applic. Date: 1996-12-27; JP19960349417 Applic. Date: 1996-12-27; JP19960349431 Applic. Date: 1996-12-27; JP19960351161 Applic. Date: 1996-12-27; JP19970021294 Applic. Date: 1997-02-04; JP19970032371 Applic. Date: 1997-02-17; JP19970051649 Applic. Date: 1997-03-06; JP19970053601 Applic. Date: 1997-03-07; US1999-242806 Applic. Date: 1999-05-19; WO1997JP02929 Applic. Date: 1997-08-22

Inventor: ASANO HIROKAZU [JP]; ADACHI NORIFUMI [JP]; OMOTO TOSHIO [JP]; NAKANO GENYO [JP]; MORITA YASUYUKI [JP]; UCHIDA KAZURO [JP]; OKUMURA MAKOTO [JP]; KAKO MIE [JP]; KOHARA YUKIKO [JP]; SAKANASHI TOMOAKI [JP]; TAMIYA TOSHINAGA [JP]; NAKAO YOSHIKI [JP]; NAKAMURA HIROO [JP]; NISHIKAWA TADANOBU [JP]; NISHINO YOSHIKO [JP]; YAMADA YUMIKO [JP]; YASUNAMI NOBUHARU [JP]


Patent No.: US7147888B2  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Emulsion impregnated rawhide chews

Applicant/Assignee: WHITEHILL ORAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/361225   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A wide range of aqueous based soaking operations can be employed to impregnate substantially throughout various rawhide pet chews

suitable substances for release into the oral cavity of pets during chewing include emulsions, surfactants, conditioners, flavorants and/or active ingredients. Prior to impregnation, the rawhide chews are physically disrupted/penetrated to augment substance impregnation substantially throughout the chews.

Priority:

Inventor: BROWN DALE G [US]; HILL IRA D [US]; BUTLER RON [US]; ISLINGER ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7148267B2  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Dye composition for the individual dying of prostheses plastics

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 10/160828   Filing Date: 31/May/2002

Abstract:

Kit for the preparation of dental prostheses which contains (i) polymerizable matrix material, (ii) filler and (iii) at least one dye composition in physically separate form.

Priority: DE20011026968 Applic. Date: 2001-06-01

Inventor: WACHTER WOLFGANG [LI]; ZANGHELLINI GERHARD [LI]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; KAMMANN AXEL [AT]


Patent No.: US7148382B2  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Bathochromic mono- and bis-acylphosphine oxides and sulfides and their use as photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/485836   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I), wherein A is S or O

x is 0 or 1

a is SR10 or N(R11)(R12)

R1 and R2 are C1-C24alkyl, OR10, CF3 or halogen

R3, R4 and R5 are hydrogen, C1-C24alkyl, OR10 or halogen

or two of the radicals R11 R21 R31 R4 and/or R9 together form C1-C2oalkylene uninterrupted or interrupted by O, S or NR13

R6, R11 R8 and R9 are hydrogen, C1-C24alkyl

C2-C24alkyl which is interrupted one or more times by non-consecutive O atoms and unsubstituted or substituted by OH and/or SH, or R6, R7, R8 and Rg are OR10

halogen

or phenyl unsubstituted or substituted one or more times by C-Calkyl

R10, R11 and R12 are e.g. hydrogen

X is e.g. (II), and R2

have one of the meanings given for R1 and R2

and R3', R4' and Rs' have one of the meanings given for R3, R4 and R5

are suitable as photoinitiators, especially for irradiation with light of relatively long wavelengths

Priority: CH20010001542 Applic. Date: 2001-08-21; WO2002EP09045 Applic. Date: 2002-08-13

Inventor: WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; HUG GEBHARD [CH]


Patent No.: US7151085B2  Issued: 19/Dec/2006

Title: Therapeutic methods using cyclosporine components

Applicant/Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC

Application No.: 10/990055   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2004

Abstract:

Methods of treating humans or animals having various conditions are disclosed which include administering a cyclosporinee component. Among the conditions treated are dry mouth syndrome, verruciform xanthoma, achlorhydria, mucous cysts, oral submucous fibrosis, oral nevi, cancer of the oral mucosa, maloplakia of the genito-urinary tract, vulvovaginitis, helicobacter plylori infection, duodenal ulcers, peptic ulcers, conditions affecting the uterus and appendicitis.

Priority:

Inventor: STERN MICHAEL E [US]; POWER DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7152349B1  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Dragline bucket rigging and control apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: CMTE DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

Application No.: 10/182023   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A large electric dragline having a housing ( 35 ) and boom ( 37 ) is provided with spaced apart in-line sheaves ( 34 ) and ( 36 ) at boom point to separate hoist ropes ( 31 ) and ( 32 ) which are led to the front and rear of bucket ( 30 ) respectively. Differential hoist rope control allows accurate and continuous adjustment of the bucket carry angle during all modes of operation. Also described is a computer control system giving continuous accurate control of carry angle by differential hoist rope operation, with manual selection of mode of operation.

Priority: AU1999PQ03846 Applic. Date: 1999-11-03; AU2000PQ06348 Applic. Date: 2000-03-20; AU2000PQ07400 Applic. Date: 2000-05-10; AU2000PR00067 Applic. Date: 2000-09-12; WO2000AU01336 Applic. Date: 2000-10-31

Inventor: ROWLANDS JEFFREY C [AU]


Patent No.: US7152600B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: BIOHAZARD MASK SUITABLE FOR CIVILIANS

Applicant/Assignee: BIOKIDZ USA BIOKIDZ USA NFP

Application No.: 10/459417   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A biohazard mask for civilian use comprises bidirectional HEPA filtering to protect both personal and public health during an outbreak. Several measures are taken to maximize comfort and wearability, such as comfort-fit through a gel seal, anti-fogging protection through separation of the eye volume from the mouth-nose volume and through eye moisture release valves, heat-dissipation through a net suspension, and overpressure release valves to maintain the face seal during coughing or sneezing. Wicking exhalation filters promote moisture abatement around the mouth and nose. Attractive and stylish designs, combined with accommodation for telephone communication or audio entertainment, helps wearers keep the mask on during an outbreak.

Priority: US20030441802P Applic. Date: 2003-01-22

Inventor: FRERIKS DAVID RICHARD [US]; CZUBA LEONARD F [US]


Patent No.: US7152611B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Coated multifilament dental devices overcoated with imbedded particulate

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TAPE PARTNERS, LLC

Application No.: 10/331795   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed are coated multifilament dental devices overcoated with biofilm-responsive, imbedded, particulate abrasives.

Priority:

Inventor: BROWN DALE G [US]; SCHWEIGERT MICHAEL R [US]; HILL IRA D [US]


Patent No.: US7153015B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Led white light optical system

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIONS IN OPTICS, INC

Application No.: 10/334525   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides an LED lighting device and method that produces high intensity, spatially uniform, white light in the near and far fields in a reduced package size that does not significantly heat the surrounding environment, wherein the white light is produced by using a phosphor layer in conjunction with a single LED.

Priority: US20010346182P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346184P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346183P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346181P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346090P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31

Inventor: BRUKILACCHIO THOMAS J [US]


Patent No.: US7153131B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Intraoral illumination device

Applicant/Assignee: CROHN ENTERPRISES LTD

Application No.: 11/051080   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2005

Abstract:

An intraoral illumination device for illuminating the interior of the mouth of a dental patient. The device comprises a flexible container having container defining walls, a portion of the walls being light transmitting. The device is sized for insertion into the mouth and placement against an interior surface of the mouth, e.g., the gum. A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer covers a portion of the walls for adhesively mounting the device to the interior surface of the mouth. A first chamber and a second chamber are within the container. The chambers are connected to each other by a frangible wall. Each of the chambers contain a chemical composition that when mixed together create a chemiluminescent reaction that produces light.

When the frangible wall is fractured by flexing the container, it permits the compositions to mix within the container to create a chemiluminescent reaction that emits light through the container walls to illuminate the mouth, permitting dental procedures to be easily performed.

Priority:

Inventor: CROHN BOBBY [US]


Patent No.: US7153134B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Gingival retraction device and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/020207   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A device for retracting gingival tissue away from a tooth or plurality of teeth prepared to receive a dental prosthesis comprising a retraction material associated with a provisional restoration to be packed into a sulcus associated with the prepared tooth. The device is preferably compressible, deformably rigid, extensile and non-elastic and will not stick to the gingiva or tooth structure thereby allowing for atraumatic removal leaving a dry open sulcus. A method of use is also disclosed.

Priority: WO2002CA00910 Applic. Date: 2002-06-17; US2003-734233 Applic. Date: 2003-12-15; US20010298201P Applic. Date: 2001-06-15; US20010302030P Applic. Date: 2001-07-02; US20030532805P Applic. Date: 2003-12-29

Inventor: COOPERSMITH ALLAN [CA]


Patent No.: US7153216B1  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Putter alignment training system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/634363   Filing Date: 04/Aug/2003

Abstract:

A laser assembly is removably attached to the shaft of a putter slightly above the head. The position and orientation of the laser assembly is adjusted to direct the laser horizontally in a plane passing through the sweet spot of the putter's face and perpendicular to the face when a user is addressing a golf ball with the putter. Once adjusted, the laser then can give accurate indications, against a backdrop, of the alignment of the putter with respect to a selected target hole, because the laser will illuminate a spot on the backdrop which is in accurate alignment with the putter, and thus allowing the golfer to compare his or her alignment prior to activating the laser. The laser is preferably momentarily actuated by a finger button attached to the putter at or near the grip.

Priority:

Inventor: PRESSLEY NORM [US]


Patent No.: US7153493B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Clear oral compositions containing potassium salt

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY LLC

Application No.: 10/630526   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The subject invention provides compositions useful in oral cavity, comprising an effective amount of a soluble potassium salt, a sodium (C2-C24) alkylsulfate in an amount effective to remove or loosen debris and/or stains from a surface, and a polar surfactant, said surfactant comprising a hydrophobic portion selected from a (C6-C30) alkyl group and a polymeric silicone group, wherein the molar ratio of the surfactant to the sodium (C8-C24) alkylsulfate is greater than or equal to about 1:1. The subject invention also provides a mint flavoring that does not comprise a substantial amount of menthol, said mint flavoring being either a dementholated natural mint extract or a synthetic blend.

Priority: US2002-042712 Applic. Date: 2002-03-21; US2000-503431 Applic. Date: 2000-02-14; US19990124258P Applic. Date: 1999-03-12

Inventor: NELSON DENNIS G A [US]; GALLOPO ANDREW R [US]


Patent No.: US7156108B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Multifunction dental cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/409300   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A multifunction dental cleaning device is disclosed. The device includes a housing and a drive mechanism disposed within the housing. The drive mechanism includes a driven gear having eccentrically disposed thereon a pin. A reciprocator is coupled to the drive mechanism and includes a U-shaped body having a bridge end and a housing end. The reciprocator further includes a reciprocating bridge slidingly disposed between a pair of supports formed at the bridge end of the reciprocator, the reciprocating bridge including a slot adapted to receive the pin. The reciprocator is rotatably attached to the housing at the bridge end for rotation between a vertical mode motion position and the horizontal mode motion position. A rocker arm is coupled to the reciprocator, and one of a flossing head and a brushing head are coupleable to the rocker arm.

Manual rotation of the reciprocator between the vertical mode motion position and the horizontal mode motion position imparts vertical and horizontal motion of the rocker arm respectively.

Priority:

Inventor: XIN ALFRED XUELIANG [US]


Patent No.: US7156109B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Smoking cessation oral hygiene device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/215349   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an improved combination tooth pick/dental floss appliance, with the addition of, a food and or medicament pad. The tasks carried out by the invention are beyond basic flossing to include the delivery system of an attached medicament such as or combination of, nicotine, breath fresheners, antacids, fluoride, and teeth brighteners. This invention is most valuable to a person on the go, who does not have easy access to facilities to brush their teeth as desired. This combination dental tool with the accompanying medicament gives one the ability to cleanse one's teeth as well as freshen one's mouth whether it be after eating or smoking.

Priority:

Inventor: SAMPSON MARK A [US]


Patent No.: US7156262B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Sanitary fill valve assembly with adjustable flow regulator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/661479   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A sanitary fill head and sanitary fill head assembly for dispensing viscous flowable materials including a housing having an inlet passage for receiving the viscous flowable material and an outlet passage from which the viscous flowable material is dispensed, a product dispenser for dispensing the viscous flowable material from the outlet passage, and a product flow regulator for adjustably regulating the rate of flow of the viscous flowable material into the chamber to accommodate viscous flowable materials having different physical properties.

Priority:

Inventor: NAVARRO RAMON M [US]


Patent No.: US7156911B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Dental compositions containing nanofillers and related methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/847781   Filing Date: 17/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention features ionomer compositions containing nanofillers. The compositions can be used in a variety of dental and orthodontic applications, for example, as adhesives, cements, restoratives, coatings and sealants.

Priority:

Inventor: KANGAS LANI S [US]; BUI HOA T [US]; THALACKER JASON P [US]; KOLB BRANT U [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; ROLF JACQUELINE C [US]


Patent No.: US7157614B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Treatment devices providing targeted antimicrobial action

Applicant/Assignee: FOUNTAINHEAD, LLC

Application No.: 10/027394   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A treatment device having an antimicrobial sheet material operably connected to an appliance. The antimicrobial material includes a first layer of polymeric material such as a gel composition containing a block copolymer and mineral oil, and a second layer that contains a bactericidal metal such as silver. The appliance retains the antimicrobial material in a selected position in the user's mouth, nose, or other body cavity

it may assume a variety of configurations depending on position and extent of the treatment site.

Priority: US20000257520P Applic. Date: 2000-12-21

Inventor: KANIA BRUCE G [US]; BECKER ROBERT O [US]; SCOFIELD JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7159274B2  Issued: 09/Jan/2007

Title: Vacuum grooming tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/147802   Filing Date: 17/May/2002

Abstract:

A vacuum grooming tool is disclosed that includes a vacuum nozzle attachable to a vacuum source and has a hollow body with a mouth opening. A grooming device selected from a variety of standard animal grooming hand tools, such as a shedding blade, rake, or de-matting tool, may span the mouth opening. The grooming device is positioned such that the airflow created by the vacuum source flows over at least one side of the grooming device. A vacuum cleaning tool for removing any animal hair from a grooming tool is also disclosed. A vacuum plenum of the cleaning tool is attachable to a vacuum source and has an opening for cleaning the grooming tool in one pass. The cleaning tool can be mounted on a stationary support and may also include a pivot-action mechanism that connects the vacuum grooming tool or the cleaning tool to the vacuum source.

Priority: US20010291762P Applic. Date: 2001-05-17

Inventor: FREIDELL JAMES E [US]


Patent No.: US7160111B2  Issued: 09/Jan/2007

Title: Mouthpiece devices and methods to allow UV whitening of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: TWILIGHT TEETH, INC

Application No.: 10/668726   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A plastic mouthpiece insert for allowing a wearer to whiten their teeth while getting a suntan, and have a generally oblong oval-rectangular opening with a curved rear end that abuts against the root surfaces of the frontal upper and lower teeth of the wearer. A raised front edge can protect the lips and separate in place about the opening to the mouthpiece. Whitening agents can be used to enhance the whitening effect so that ultraviolet light and heat source such as the sun or a sunlamp is all that it is needed. Reflective inner walls in the mouthpiece can magnify light to the teeth. The mouthpiece can include bite tables, and the side walls of the mouthpiece can be inwardly flared and funnel shaped for focusing and magnifying incoming light and heat. The mouthpiece can be colored to protect the inside of the wearer's mouth from receiving any light.

Priority: US20020413049P Applic. Date: 2002-09-24

Inventor: BAUGHMAN JERALD L [US]


Patent No.: US7160941B2  Issued: 09/Jan/2007

Title: Dental composite materials and method of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/665391   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A dental composite material that comprises a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane is disclosed. 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: US2002-136031 Applic. Date: 2002-04-30; US2003-452269 Applic. Date: 2003-06-02; US20010287918P Applic. Date: 2001-05-01; US20010338116P Applic. Date: 2001-11-08

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


Patent No.: US7161031B2  Issued: 09/Jan/2007

Title: Amino-substituted sulfonanilides and derivatives thereof for treating proliferative disorders

Applicant/Assignee: ONCONOVA THERAPEUTICS, INC

Application No.: 10/505998   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2004

Abstract:

Compounds useful as antiproliferative agents, including, for example, anticancer agents, are provided according to formula I: wherein: Ar, X, X<1>, g, R and R<3 >are as defined herein.

Priority: US20020360710P Applic. Date: 2002-02-28; WO2003US06358 Applic. Date: 2003-02-28

Inventor: REDDY E PREMKUMAR [US]; REDDY M V RAMANA [US]; BELL STANLEY C [US]


Patent No.: US7163338B2  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Reclosable package having offset pull tab feature and related method of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/671857   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A tamper-evident reclosable bag having a pull tab feature that facilitates opening of a header by a consumer. The pull tab feature is provided by an offset between the top and bottom webs (or front and rear walls) of the package. One web has a cutout while the other web has a portion that overlaps the cutout. The offset provides a simple means for the consumer to grasp only one of the webs of the package and then pull the webs apart or peel the offset web away from the cutout web. The peeled-away layer can be provided with a line of weakened tear resistance, allowing a section of the header to, at the same time, be torn off the package. After the tamper-evident seal provided by the header is broken, the consumer can open the zipper, gaining access to the contents of the package.

Priority:

Inventor: MCCRACKEN KENNY E [US]; HAWS LEWIS ALBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7163400B2  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Method and laser apparatus for preventing tooth decay

Applicant/Assignee: NOCARI, LLC

Application No.: 10/890245   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2004

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: US2002-093957 Applic. Date: 2002-03-06

Inventor: COZEAN COLETTE [US]; POWELL LYNN [US]; NAMMOUR SAMIR [BE]


Patent No.: US7163693B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Multi-component pharmaceutical dosage form

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM PLC

Application No.: 10/049227   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A multi-component pharmaceutical dosage form comprising a plurality of drug substance-containing sub-units, being capsule compartments and/or solid sub-units comprising a solid matrix of a polymer which contains a drug substance, the sub-units being connected together in the assembled dosage form by a weld between parts of the assembled dosage form.

Priority: GB19990017777 Applic. Date: 1999-07-30; GB19990017772 Applic. Date: 1999-07-30; GB19990017774 Applic. Date: 1999-07-30; GB19990017775 Applic. Date: 1999-07-30; WO2000EP07295 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27

Inventor: CLARKE ALLAN J [US]; FONIO TEODORO [IT]; HARRIS GEOFFREY ARTHUR [GB]; KIFT RON [GB]; LIGHTFOOT DONALD [US]; MCGINLEY SHANE [US]; OFSHARICK THOMAS [US]; SZYMCZACK MARGARET MARY [US]


Patent No.: US7163920B2  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Peptide with osteogenic activity

Applicant/Assignee: ETHICON, INC

Application No.: 10/674516   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a composition including an isolated or recombinant peptide component that has osteogenic cell proliferative activity. The peptide, which promotes proliferation of osteoblasts, is useful for treatment of fractures, as a filler in deficient sites of bone, for inhibition of decrease in bone substance related to osteoporosis and periodontic diseases, and for prevention of fractures associated with osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The peptide, or cells that have been genetically engineered to produce the peptide, can be combined with a bone-compatible matrix to facilitate slow release of the peptide to a treatment site and/or provide a structure for developing bone.

Priority:

Inventor: DHANARAJ SRIDEVI [US]; GOSIEWSKA ANNA [US]; REZANIA ALI [US]; HEAVNER GEORGE A [US]; LIN XUANHAN [US]; YI CHIN-FENG [US]


Patent No.: US7163961B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Drugs, foods and oral compositions containing stilbene-type compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SUNSTAR INC

Application No.: 09/890416   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a composition for preventing or treating diseases accompanied by a decrease in bone weight, hypertension and diseases resulting from hypertension, the composition containing, as an active component, at least one member selected from the a compound represented by formula (I) wherein A and B are the same or different and are independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, amino, amidino, anilinoamide, mercapto, sulfonic acid, phosphate, carboxy, hydroxy C1-C5 alkyl, sugar residue, -OR<1>, and -OCOR<2>

wherein R<1 >is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C5 alkyl, hydroxy C1-C5 alkyl, and C2-C5 alkenyl

and R<2 >is selected from the group consisting of C1-C5 alkyl, hydroxy C1-C5 alkyl, and C2-C5 alkenyl

n is number of substituents A present and is a number from 0 to 5

and m is number of substituents B present and is a number from 0 to 5.

Priority: JP19990022882 Applic. Date: 1999-01-29; JP19990065797 Applic. Date: 1999-03-12; WO2000JP00454 Applic. Date: 2000-01-28

Inventor: YAMORI YUKIO [JP]; IKEDA KATSUMI [JP]; MIZUTANI KENICHI [JP]; KAWAI YASUHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US7165582B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage filling material, a beverage container filling machine, and a beverage container closing machine

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN-UND ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 10/865240   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2004

Abstract:

There is now provided a beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage filling material, a beverage container filling machine, and a beverage container closing machine, wherein only the top portions of containers being processed are disposed in a chamber having rotatable walls and stationary walls. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. PRG 1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. PRG 1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading "Abstract of the Disclosure." The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure.

The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.

Priority: DE20031026618 Applic. Date: 2003-06-13

Inventor: TILL VOLKER [DE]


Patent No.: US7165886B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Top-fill reclosable bag having wicket flap and related method of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/702229   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A reclosable bag having a top flap with holes configured to allow a stack of such bags to be mounted on a wicket or a pair of dispensing posts, and having a slider-actuated zipper (e.g., a string zipper) installed in a mouth at the top of the bag. The wicket flap is suspended between two zones of attachment generally located at opposite ends of the mouth of the bag. In one embodiment, the flap is attached to the slider end stops stomped in opposing ends of the zipper.

Priority: US2003-610805 Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; US2003-367450 Applic. Date: 2003-02-14

Inventor: LINTON BASIL C [US]; CRUNKLETON GREGORY H [US]; LAUFER JORGE LUSTGARTEN [VE]


Patent No.: US7166154B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: System and a method for an edible, optically invisible ink

Applicant/Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P

Application No.: 10/703697   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2003

Abstract:

An ink, wherein the ink includes a jettable vehicle, and a colorant configured to fluoresce in a visible light range when exposed to an ultraviolet (UV) light, wherein the ink is edible, and wherein the ink is invisible when viewed under white light conditions.

Priority:

Inventor: BARRETO MARCOS A [US]


Patent No.: US7166235B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Compositions comprising anionic functionalized polyorganosiloxanes for hydrophobically modifying surfaces and enhancing delivery of active agents to surfaces treated therewith

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/430520   Filing Date: 06/May/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating and modifying surfaces and for enhancing delivery of active agents to surfaces treated therewith, wherein the compositions comprise siloxane polymers functionalized with pendant moieties comprising two or more anionic groups, at least one anionic group being a carboxy group. When applied to a suitable surface, the present composition forms a substantially hydrophobic coating of the anionic functionalized siloxane polymer on the treated surface. These polymers effectively deposit on surfaces that have cationic sites, which are capable of forming bonds or linkages with the anionic groups of the polymer.

The treated surface becomes hydrophobic due to the deposition of the anionic functionalized siloxane polymer, which then imparts a variety of end use benefits to that surface such as ease of cleaning, soil release, stain removal and prevention, conditioning, etc. The anionic functionalized siloxane polymer further acts as a carrier to deposit active agents onto the surface and to improve retention and efficacy of the active agents on the treated surface. The present compositions are useful in a variety of applications including oral care, hair and skin care, personal care, cosmetics, and fabric and hard surface cleaning and conditioning.

Priority: US20020378997P Applic. Date: 2002-05-09

Inventor: MAJETI SATYANARAYANA [US]; RENO ELIZABETH ANN BROWN [US]; KOVACS STEPHEN ANDRAS [US]


Patent No.: US7166435B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Compositions and methods for reducing the transmissivity of illnesses

Applicant/Assignee: THE QUIGLEY CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/012764   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Methods for prophylactic and anti-transmissivity uses of an anti-microbial composition are disclosed. The methods comprise the step of administering to a mammal or a bird, an amount of a composition having a first ingredient obtainable from ginger

a second ingredient obtainable from green tea

an optional third ingredient obtainable from turmeric

and an acceptable carrier. When administered the composition is effective to reduce the incidence of contracting an illness or to prophylactically prevent transmission of an illness. Also disclosed are nasal and throat spray compositions for use in the methods of the invention.

Priority: US2003-359889 Applic. Date: 2003-02-06; WO2002US24794 Applic. Date: 2002-08-06; US2002-122991 Applic. Date: 2002-04-15; US2001-923090 Applic. Date: 2001-08-06

Inventor: ROSENBLOOM RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US7166549B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and disinfecting glass and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SCHOTT AG

Application No.: 10/487186   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and disinfecting glass, whereby the glass comprises: 30-95 wt. % SiO2,0-40 wt. % Na 2O, 0-40 wt. % K2O, 0-40 wt. % Li2O, 0-35 wt. % CaO, 0-10 wt. % MgO, 0-10 wt. % Al2O3, 0-15 wt. % P2O5 wt. % custom character23?, 0-10 wt. % NaF, 0-10 wt. % LiF, 0-10 wt. % KF, 0-10 wt. % CaF2, 0-5 wt. % Ag2O, 0-10 wt. % MgF2,0-2 wt. % Fe2O3and 0-10 wt. % XJy, where X-Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ag or Zn and y=1 or y=2 and the sum of XJy> is 10 ppm.

Priority: DE20011041116 Applic. Date: 2001-08-22; DE20011056577 Applic. Date: 2001-11-20; DE20021013630 Applic. Date: 2002-03-27; WO2002EP09217 Applic. Date: 2002-08-17

Inventor: FECHNER JORG HINRICH [DE]; ZIMMER JOSE [DE]


Patent No.: US7166651B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Two-part self-adhering dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/440804   Filing Date: 19/May/2003

Abstract:

A shelf-stable two-part self-adhering dental composition and method. The composition comprises (a) at least one acidic compound containing at least one acidic moiety selected from the group consisting of where R is an alkyl or aryl group

(b) at least one polymerizable monomer without any acidic group where the polymerizable group is selected from the group consisting of an acrylate, a methacrylate and a vinyl group

(c) a substituted thiourea selected from the group consisting of 1-(2-pyridyl)-2-thiourea and 1-(2-tetrahydrofurfuryl)-2-thiourea

and (d) a hydroperoxide compound with at least one hydroperoxide group attached to a tertiary carbon. The first and second parts are then mixed immediately prior to application, applied to a dental substrate, and hardened. The bond strength of the mixed composition to dentine substrate is at least 3 MPa.

The composition has excellent shelf-life and is self-adhering to various dental substrates such as a tooth, metal alloy and porcelain. It can be used as a filling material, a cement, a liner/base, a pit/fissure sealant, a primer or an adhesive.

Priority:

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US7166652B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Polymerisable resin compositions for use in dentistry

Applicant/Assignee: DENFOTEX LTD

Application No.: 10/181128   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A polymerisable dental filling and sealing composition is provided which comprises a mixture of at least one resin containing on average at least two acrylate or methacrylate groups and a copolymerisable methacrylate or acrylate monomer, which has a low viscosity compared with said resin, the copolymerisable monomer being present in an amount such that the composition can be introduced by syringing into a cavity having a diameter of less than 1 mm.

Priority: GB20000000886 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14; GB20000000884 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14; GB20000000882 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14; WO2001GB00150 Applic. Date: 2001-01-15

Inventor: PEARSON GAVIN JOHN [GB]; WILLIAMS JILL ANN [GB]; CLEMENTS DAVID JOHN [GB]; BRADEN MICHAEL [GB]; TODHUNTER RAY [GB]; PATEL MANGALA [GB]


Patent No.: US7168950B2  Issued: 30/Jan/2007

Title: Orthodontic methods and apparatus for applying a composition to a patient's teeth

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/967797   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Transfer apparatus is constructed for applying an orthodontic composition such as a bonding composition to selected areas of multiple teeth simultaneously. The selected areas of the teeth that receive the composition substantially correspond to areas of the teeth that subsequently receive orthodontic appliances. As a result, contact of the composition with other regions of the oral cavity such as the gingival tissue is avoided.

Priority:

Inventor: CINADER JR DAVID K [US]; JORDAN RUSSELL A [US]


Patent No.: US7168954B2  Issued: 30/Jan/2007

Title: Method and system for periodontal charting

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY LLC

Application No.: 10/719278   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Methods and systems for graphically depicting gum tissue and teeth for illustrating gingival health and plaque reduction. The relative risk as one type of statistical methods for comparing two treatments of different therapeutic agents for gingivitis and plaque are displayed. The upper and lower sets of teeth are represented in rows or groups of teeth separated by rows of boxes which depict the result of various treatments by various therapeutic agents.

Priority:

Inventor: CHARLES CHRISTINE A [US]; WU MEI-MIAU [US]; COELHO JOHN F [US]


Patent No.: US7169757B2  Issued: 30/Jan/2007

Title: Stabilizing cgmp in aqueous formulation

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 10/506727   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A cGMP containing aqueous composition exhibiting a reduced off-flavor even after extended storage, comprising a hydrophobic resin

and an agent, that chemically blocks functional groups in cGMP. Methods of preparing and using the product are also provided.

Priority: EP20020004880 Applic. Date: 2002-03-04; WO2003EP00411 Applic. Date: 2003-01-16

Inventor: BRAUN MARCEL [CH]; ERDMANN PETER [CH]


Patent No.: US7172419B2  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Suction tip for dental treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/358129   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides a suction tip for dental treatment which has no possibility of causing a patient discomfort such as pain when its end portion touches the gingiva or oral cavity mucosa of the patient, and enables an easy suction operation and an easy attachment operation to a suction tube by its secured entire strength. The suction tip for dental treatment has a cylindrical shape as a whole, a front end portion of the cylinder is cut obliquely, and a back end portion thereof is cut vertically, thereby forming a back end opening portion and a front end opening portion. A front end portion which is to touch the gingiva or oral cavity mucosa of a patient is made of soft silicone rubber, and a cylindrical base portion continuing to this front end portion is made of hard silicone rubber. The soft silicone rubber forming the front end portion is gel silicone rubber.

Priority: JP20050063312 Applic. Date: 2005-03-08

Inventor: HASEGAWA MINAKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7172423B2  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Substantially solid bleaching or treatment compositions in the form of inserts for dental trays, and kits comprising such inserts and trays

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/888041   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Substantially solid dental bleaching or treatment compositions in the form of an insert for placement within a dental tray. The compositions comprise a substantially solid dental bleaching composition that has increased adhesiveness to teeth when moistened with saliva or water. The inserts are horseshoe shaped and may be either flat or contoured. The substantially solid dental bleaching composition becomes more adhesive when moistened with saliva or water, yet remains intact and coherent after the dental bleaching composition is placed within a dental tray and over a person's teeth during bleaching (or other treatment).

Priority: US2003-446235 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27; US2003-446471 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27; US2003-637237 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; US2003-646484 Applic. Date: 2003-08-22; US2003-692117 Applic. Date: 2003-10-22

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7172649B2  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Leucite glass ceramic doped with nanoscale metal oxide powder, method for producing the same, and dental materials and dental products formed therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMICHL AG

Application No.: 10/748086   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The disclosure relates to a leucite glass ceramic doped with nanoscale metal oxide, to a doped leucite glass ceramic powder suitable for its production, to a method for producing the doped leucite glass ceramic, to its use as dental material, to a dental product containing it and to the use of the nanoscale metal oxide powders for the production of the doped glass ceramic or of the doped leucite glass ceramic powder.

Priority: DE20021061717 Applic. Date: 2002-12-30

Inventor: CONRAD THOMAS [DE]; MEYER GERHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US7173074B2  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Composition containing a polymerizable reducing agent, kit, and method

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/121326   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a hardenable (i.e., curable by polymerization, crosslinking, ionic, or other chemical reaction) composition that includes polymerizable urea or thiourea compounds that function as reductants (i.e., reducing agents) in redox polymerization reactions.

Priority: US2001-040962 Applic. Date: 2001-12-29

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]; FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]


Patent No.: US7173075B2  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Gas Releasing sealing and filling compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/929296   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2004

Abstract:

Sealing and filling compositions for use in filling and/or sealing a root canal. The sealer and filler compositions include a polymerizable material that shrinks when polymerized. The composition also includes a gas releasing component that at least partially offsets the shrinkage caused by polymerization of the polymerizable material. The gas releasing component offsets polymerization shrinkage by creating tiny gas bubbles in the polymeric material, which causes expansion. The gas releasing component can be an acid and a base such as citric acid and sodium bicarbonate, which when mixed give off carbon dioxide. The composition can also include a dispersing agent to disperse the gas bubbles throughout the composition.

Priority:

Inventor: WAGNER JEFF A [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]


Patent No.: US7175430B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Support materials and imaging method for intraoral diagnostic purposes

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/009603   Filing Date: 11/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to deformable, curable or film-forming support materials which contain diagnostically useful additives for locus- and substance-specific intraoral diagnostics, and processes for the preparation of images for intraoral locus- and substance-specific diagnostic purposes, in which diagnostically useful additives are applied to deformable, curable or film-forming support materials containing no diagnostically useful additives, in such a quantity that a diagnostic signal can be observed, the diagnostic result being obtained without a cultivation step.

Priority: DE19991026728 Applic. Date: 1999-06-11; WO2000EP05418 Applic. Date: 2000-06-13

Inventor: GASSER OSWALD [DE]; GUGGENBERGER RAINER [DE]; GANGNUS BERND [DE]; HAEBERLEIN INGO [DE]


Patent No.: US7175433B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: DENTAL MATERIAL AND METHOD

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC

Application No.: 10/249344   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides a dental composition including filler and a polymerizable dental material selected from the group consisting of wax-like polymerizable dental material and restorative paste wax polymerizable dental material. The dental composition is useful as restorative material and for making artificial teeth, crowns and bridges of high strength dental polymeric material.

Priority: US2002-306096 Applic. Date: 2002-11-27; US2002-106741 Applic. Date: 2002-03-26; US2001-682440 Applic. Date: 2001-09-04; US2000-670364 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26; US20000237523P Applic. Date: 2000-10-04; US20000201705P Applic. Date: 2000-05-03; US19990164893P Applic. Date: 1999-11-10

Inventor: SUN BENJAMIN [US]; LICHKUS ANDREW M [US]


Patent No.: US7175435B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Method, arrangement and program for a prosthetic installation

Applicant/Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE AB

Application No.: 10/451535   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2003

Abstract:

In a method and arrangement for allocating prosthetic installation work between at least three parties (A, B, C) a dental situation and fixture application are simulated on a computer screen by the first party. The second party produces first components in connection with the prosthetic installation with the aid of a recording and said simulation. Second components are supplied by the third party (C) and the prosthetic installation is assembled and fitted by the first party by means of said first and second components. The recording includes first and second readings of a loose prosthesis and a portion supporting the prosthetic insallation. The simulation includes collation of representations of the readings on a computer screen. Simulated fixture applications are constructed and a model is produced by one of said parties, or a fourth party.

An assembly template guides hole-forming members in an actual substrate in directions which correspond to the directions of the fixtures. A dental bridge is provided with attachment holes which connect to the holes formed in the substrate. Fixtures are applied in said formed holes by the first party and the dental bridge is secured in or on said fixtures. The invention also relates to a computer program in connection with the above.

Priority: SE20000004884 Applic. Date: 2000-12-29; WO2001SE02898 Applic. Date: 2001-12-27

Inventor: ANDERSSON MATTS [SE]; BRAJNOVIC IZIDOR [SE]


Patent No.: US7175583B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Square bottomed plastic bag stack and method of making same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/058637   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A method for manufacturing square bottom plastic bags designed to stand upright when opened. The bags are constructed with open tops, side handle openings and attached headers or with t-shirt style handles. The bags are produced in registered bag stacks and include means for adhering a rear surface of one bag to a front surface of a subsequent bag making the bags self-opening when used in dispensing rack. The headered bags have tear-off headers or headers with weakened areas that will rupture upon dispensing. The t-shirt bags have apertures through the handles to suspend the bags on a rack or a header attached above the handles. The bags have detachable or rupturable center tabs. The bags are registered with hot pins or cold stakes through an upper portion of the bags or bag handles. The bags have openings, microperforations, or are formed of porous material to dissipate heat or moisture.

Priority: US2004-779501 Applic. Date: 2004-02-13

Inventor: SU FRANK [US]


Patent No.: US7175833B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Glass composition

Applicant/Assignee: TELDENT LTD

Application No.: 10/069143   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A glass composition having the general empirical formula given below, expressed in weight percent of the element: P: 16-24, F: 5-30, O: 20-40 and at least one of Na, K, Li or Al in an amount up to a total of 40 wt. % and optionally, up to 5 wt. % of boron and/or silicon. The composition may be used for the treatment and/or prevention of dental caries by providing a slow fluoride releasing device that may be attached to a tooth to release fluoride into the saliva or an individual.

Priority: GB19990019283 Applic. Date: 1999-08-14; WO2000GB03141 Applic. Date: 2000-08-14

Inventor: ALGAR BRIAN [GB]


Patent No.: US7175987B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Compositions and methods for treatment of herpes

Applicant/Assignee: THE QUIGLEY CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/371974   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2006

Abstract:

Prophylactic and treatment methods for treatment of herpes, as well as methods for reducing or preventing the transmission of herpes. The methods comprise the step of administering to a mammal, an amount of a composition having a first ingredient obtainable from ginger

a second ingredient obtainable from green tea

an optional third ingredient obtainable from turmeric

an optional fourth ingredient obtainable from horseradish, and an acceptable carrier. When administered the composition is effective to reduce the incidence of contracting herpes, to reduce or prevent transmission of herpes, to reduce the herpes virus, or to alleviate one or more symptoms of herpes. Also disclosed are suitable formulations for delivery of the compositions for use in the methods of the invention.

Priority: US2004-012764 Applic. Date: 2004-12-14; US2003-359889 Applic. Date: 2003-02-06; WO2002US24794 Applic. Date: 2002-08-06

Inventor: ROSENBLOOM RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US7176177B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Aromas and aroma compositions containing 4,8-dimethyl-3,7-nonadien-2-one, and a method for the production thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/149859   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2002

Abstract:

4,8-dimethyl-3,7-nonadien-2-one has aromatizing properties and increases the extendibility and intensity of the aroma when used in an aroma composition.

Priority: DE19991061030 Applic. Date: 1999-12-16; WO2000EP12160 Applic. Date: 2000-12-04

Inventor: LAMBRECHT STEFAN [DE]; KINDEL GUENTER [DE]; DILK ERICH [DE]; GUENTERT MATTHIAS [US]


Patent No.: US7179163B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Fish cleaning apparatus and methods

Applicant/Assignee: LAITRAM, L.L.C

Application No.: 11/422667   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Apparatus and associated methods for cleaning residual visceral matter from the belly cavity of a gutted fish. The cleaning apparatus includes a scraper attached at the mouth of a suction tube by a hinge. An actuator pivots the scraper about the hinge between an extended position biased into contact with the interior wall of the belly cavity and a retracted position out of contact with the wall. In the retracted position, the scraper covers the mouth of the suction tube to prevent dislodged visceral matter from falling back into the belly cavity. In the extended position, the scraper uncovers the mouth of the suction tube to allow scraped visceral matter to be sucked from the belly cavity.

Priority:

Inventor: VEDSTED SOEREN CHRISTIAN [DK]; VEDSTED LARS ERIK [DK]


Patent No.: US7182542B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Disposable toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/072931   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A waterless, disposable toothbrush is disclosed and includes a handle having a toothpick connected thereto to enable cleaning between teeth, and a rupturable dispenser containing a dentifrice and being connected in a bristle portion of the toothbrush head for dispensing the dentifrice to the teeth to provide teeth cleaning and breath freshening, all of which deliver a cleaning, polishing, whitening, between teeth cleaning, and breath freshening action. The disposable toothbrush of the present invention combines three benefits into one disposable toothbrush: (1) tooth surface cleaning with the toothbrush bristles and the dentifrice in the rupturable dispenser

(2) between teeth cleaning with the toothpick

and (3) breath freshening with the dentifrice in the rupturable dispenser.

Priority: WO2003US27455 Applic. Date: 2003-09-04; US20020408321P Applic. Date: 2002-09-05

Inventor: HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS [US]


Patent No.: US7182728B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Laryngoscope with multi-directional eyepiece

Applicant/Assignee: INTUBATION PLUS, INC

Application No.: 10/201738   Filing Date: 24/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A two piece endotracheal intubation device is provided having a multidirectional eyepiece, a suction port and a fiber optic assembly that enables a practitioner to apply suction to a patient's airway while at the same time visualizing the airway from any position relative to the patient for insertion of the endotracheal tube.

Priority:

Inventor: CUBB ANTHONY [US]; MCCRAY NATALIE A [US]


Patent No.: US7182937B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Anhydrous dentrifice formulations for the delivery of incompatible ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 10/398978   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A composition for reducing dentinal hypersensitivity and remineralizing exposed dentinal surface and open dentinal tubules, comprising a non-aqueous carrier and a desensitizing amount of a desensitizing/remineralizing agent which consists essentially of a water soluble calcium salt and an incompatible ingredient which would otherwise react with the calcium salt. Upon contact with saliva when applied to an oral cavity, the desensitizing/remineralizing is then formed in situ by the reaction between the calcium salt and the incompatible ingredient, thereby remineralizing exposed dentinal surface and open dentinal tubules.

Priority: US2000-687784 Applic. Date: 2000-10-13; WO2001US31742 Applic. Date: 2001-10-10

Inventor: XU JIN [US]; MRUPHY STEPHEN W [US]; NAYAR BALA [US]; TRAMA MICHAEL E [US]


Patent No.: US7183307B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Pyrazole-derived kinase inhibitors and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCROPORATED

Application No.: 10/837848   Filing Date: 03/May/2004

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: US2002-212294 Applic. Date: 2002-08-02; US20010309865P Applic. Date: 2001-08-03

Inventor: HALE MICHAEL ROBIN [US]; JANETKA JAMES WALTER [US]; MALTAIS FRANCOIS [US]; TANG QING [US]


Patent No.: US7184614B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Method and apparatus for improving safety during exposure to a monochromatic light source

Applicant/Assignee: INOLASE 2002 LTD

Application No.: 10/614672   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving bodily safety during exposure to an eye hazardous monochromatic treatment light source by diverging the light, such as with a diffusing unit attached to the light source distal end so that the radiance of the light exiting the distal end is an eye safe level. At a first position of the light source distal end substantially in contact with an outer surface of a target, the energy density of an exit beam from the distal end is suitable for effecting a desired treatment, and at a second non-contact position of the distal end the exit beam energy density is significantly less than a value suitable for effecting the treatment. In an additional embodiment, the diverging or diffusing unit has a device for evacuating vapors or particles from the target.

Priority: IL20010147009 Applic. Date: 2001-12-10; IL20020150094 Applic. Date: 2002-06-06; WO2002IL00635 Applic. Date: 2002-08-02

Inventor: SLATKINE MICHAEL [IL]


Patent No.: US7189001B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Liquid tight locking arrangement with sealing fingers

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/746435   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2003

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 profiles having first and second base strips with first and second interlocking closure members extending from the first and second base strips. The first and second closure profiles also include third and fourth interlocking members extending from third and fourth base strips, the third interlocking member having a first sealing member projecting therefrom. The second closure profile further includes a second sealing member extending from a fifth base strip. The first and second sealing members engage to form a liquid-tight seal.

Priority: US20030437699P Applic. Date: 2003-01-02

Inventor: GERRITS ROBERT P [US]


Patent No.: US7189309B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Water draining device

Applicant/Assignee: VOITH PAPER PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/668145   Filing Date: 24/Sep/2003

Abstract:

Water draining device for a paper machine or the like, in particular for a felted press of such a paper machine, including a receiving tank extending at least essentially over the machine width. The receiving tank includes a first chamber that receives arriving water and is under ambient pressure, and a second chamber that is connected to the first chamber and is under vacuum, into which the water collecting in the first chamber is aspirated and from which the water is eventually drained. A water receiving device of improved efficiency is also provided by forming a water receiving device by at least one suction channel projecting into the wedge-shaped area between the upper press roll and the dewatering belt, and extending transverse to the pulp web, which suction channel is connected to a source of reduced pressure.

Priority: DE20002000599U Applic. Date: 2000-01-14; DE20001014873 Applic. Date: 2000-03-24; US2001-758243 Applic. Date: 2001-01-12

Inventor: STEINER KARL [DE]; WOLF ROBERT [DE]; PRINZING HANS [DE]; KOTITSCHKE GERHARD [DE]; BANNING JUERGEN [DE]


Patent No.: US7189350B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Method of sterilizing medical instruments

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SR KAIHATSU

Application No.: 10/653174   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A pressure cleaning vessel is connected to a vacuum chamber by way of a connecting pipe in the sterilizing and cleaning equipment that utilizes a supercritical fluid. The objects to be treated are impregnated, for a given period, in the supercritical fluid with which the pressure cleaning vessel has been filled. Thereafter, the connection between the pressure vessel and the vacuum chamber is opened so as to generate sudden bubbling within the vessel as a result of a large pressure difference. Thorough sterilization is achieved at the time when the supercritical fluid having penetrated into bacteria and viruses suddenly explodes and destroys these organisms instantly by vaporization and expansion.

Priority: JP19990368643 Applic. Date: 1999-12-27; JP20000071644 Applic. Date: 2000-03-15; US2000-674712 Applic. Date: 2000-11-16; WO2000JP03435 Applic. Date: 2000-05-29

Inventor: KANNO MASAYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7189489B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Oxime ester photoiniators having a combined structure

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/480146   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2003

Abstract:

Compounds of the formulae I, II and III wherein R1 is for example hydrogen, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C12alkyl, phenyl unsubstituted or substituted

R2 and R2' for example are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl or phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted, or are Ar1 is for example phenyl, optionally substituted by e.g. Ar2 is for example phenylene, optionally substituted e.g. by -(CO)R7, (D), (E) or (F)

Ar3 is for example phenyl

M1, M2 and M3 are, for example, C1-C20alkylene

M4 is for example direct bond, -O-, -S-, -Y-(C1-C10alkylene)-Y'-, optionally substituted

Y and Y' are for example a direct bond or -O-

R7 is for example hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl or phenyl, optionally substituted

R8, R9, R8' and R9' are for example hydrogen or C1-C12alkyl, exhibit an unexpectedly good performance in photopolymerization reactions.

Priority: EP20010810559 Applic. Date: 2001-06-11; WO2002EP06107 Applic. Date: 2002-06-04

Inventor: KUNIMOTO KAZUHIKO [JP]; TANABE JUNICHI [JP]; KURA HISATOSHI [JP]; OKA HIDETAKA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7189522B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Dual path immunoassay device

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 11/172298   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The systems of the invention include test cells with a first sorbent material defining a first flow path for a solution, a second sorbent material defining a second flow path distinct from the first flow path for a sample, and a test line or test site with immobilized antigens or antibodies or other ligand binding molecules such as aptamers, nucleic acids, etc. located at the junction of the first and second sorbent materials. The first and second sorbent strips touch each other at the test site location.

Priority: US20050680884P Applic. Date: 2005-05-13; US20050660695P Applic. Date: 2005-03-11

Inventor: ESFANDIARI JAVANBAKHSH [US]


Patent No.: US7189694B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Inhibitors of autophosphorylation protein kinases

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC

Application No.: 10/828151   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The subject invention concerns peptide molecules that specifically inhibit the enzymatic function of tyrosine kinases, including the JAK and EGF receptor (EGFR) family of kinases, to autophosphorylate, i.e., to transfer a phosphate group from ATP to an amino acid in the kinase. Phosphorylation of proteins is the most fundamental method for signal transduction among proteins in a cell. Inhibition of tyrosine kinase autophosphorylation activities inhibits the enzyme's signaling and shuts down the functioning pathways originating from the enzyme. The JAK2 and EGFR tyrosine kinases are involved in both inflammatory disorders and cancer. In these disorders, the tyrosine kinases can often be activated in an uncontrolled fashion. The subject application also concerns antibodies that bind to a tyrosine kinase autophosphorylation site.

The subject invention also concerns pharmaceutically acceptable formulations of the subject peptides and antibodies, and methods for treating inflammatory and oncological disorders by inhibiting tyrosine kinase signaling in these situations by administering a peptide or antibody of the present invention.

Priority: US20030463929P Applic. Date: 2003-04-18

Inventor: JOHNSON HOWARD M [US]; SUBRAMANIAM PREM S [US]; MUJTABA MUSTAFA G [US]; FLOWERS LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US7189704B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: 6-11 Bicyclic ketolide derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/154260   Filing Date: 16/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention discloses, inter alia, a compound of the following formula, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, or prodrugs thereof: which exhibit antibacterial properties. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the aforementioned compounds for administration to a subject in need of antibiotic treatment. The invention also relates to methods of treating a bacterial infection in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising the aforementioned compounds. The invention further includes processes by which to make the compounds of the present invention.

Priority: US2005-042720 Applic. Date: 2005-01-25; US2003-717290 Applic. Date: 2003-11-19; US2003-429485 Applic. Date: 2003-05-05; US2002-144558 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13

Inventor: NIU DEQIANG [US]; WANG GUOQIANG [US]; OR YAT SUN [US]; PHAN LY TAM [US]


Patent No.: US7189760B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Physiological cooling compositions containing highly purified ethyl ester of N-[[5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl) cyclohexyl] carbonyl]glycine

Applicant/Assignee: MILLENNIUM SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

Application No.: 10/817770   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides, in one aspect, a substantially pure ethyl ester of N-[[5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl]carbonyl]glycine. In another aspect, disclosed is a method for producing substantially pure ethyl ester of N-[[5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl]carbonyl]glycine. In still another aspect, disclosed are various consumer products comprising the substantially pure ethyl ester of N-[[5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl]carbonyl]glycine disclosed herein.

Priority:

Inventor: ERMAN MARK B [US]; WHELAN PATRICK J [US]


Patent No.: US7191853B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Hole cleaning and/or forming tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/496307   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A tool for cleaning and/or forming holes, the tool having a shaft, the shaft having a lower end and at least two buckets attached adjacent to the lower end of the shaft, each bucket having an open mouth which extends radially from the axis of the shaft, consequently rotation of the shaft about its axis causes rotation of the buckets, causing dirt to pass through the mouth of each bucket.

Priority: AU20010097192 Applic. Date: 2001-12-12; WO2002AU01589 Applic. Date: 2002-11-25

Inventor: MAHER GRAEME D [AU]; KELLY EDWARD A [AU]


Patent No.: US7192279B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Dental handpiece

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/653308   Filing Date: 02/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A dental handpiece including a handpiece body with a head mounting seat, with a gas feeding channel, wherewith the seat is adapted to provide a full turn of the head. The head includes a turbine and an gas feeding aperture to the turbine. A micromotor is included having an inlet for feeding gas and a drive shaft for ensuring mechanical drive action. An intermediate gas feeding channel is made on the inner surface of the head mounting seat or on the outer surface of a part of the head. The drive shaft of the micromotor is connected to the head, and the inlet for feeding gas to the micrometer is connected to the gas feeding channel in the body.

Priority: RU20030112061 Applic. Date: 2003-04-24

Inventor: ROGOVSKY YURY MIKHAILOVICH [RU]


Patent No.: US7192280B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Dental bleaching devices having a protective adhesive region

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/783750   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Dental bleaching devices in the shape of a dental tray, strip or patch include a barrier layer, a dental bleaching composition, and a protective adhesive composition that protects a person's gums from the dental bleaching composition during use. The barrier layer protects the bleaching and protective adhesive compositions from saliva or moisture during use. The dental bleaching composition is positioned so as to contact a person's tooth surfaces when the bleaching device is in use. The protective adhesive composition is positioned so as to shield a person's gums from the bleaching composition when the bleaching device is in use. The dental bleaching composition and protective adhesive composition can be in the form of a gel or they may be substantially solid. They preferably include a tissue adhesion agent comprising a hydrophilic polymer.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US7192571B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Anti calculus and plaque toothpaste composition

Applicant/Assignee: LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTH CARE LTD

Application No.: 10/450016   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a toothpaste composition for preventing calculus formation and removing plaque, more specifically to the toothpaste composition comprising soluble ultra phosphate with network structure and zeolite granule. The composition of the present invention has superior effect to prevent and remove calculus, and removing interdental plaque.

Priority: KR20000074600 Applic. Date: 2000-12-08; WO2001KR02112 Applic. Date: 2001-12-06

Inventor: AHN JAE-HYUN [KR]; LEE JIN-HWAN [KR]; KANG TAEK-KYUN [KR]; KIM YOUNG-HO [KR]


Patent No.: US7192572B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Compound delivery systems

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

Application No.: 10/740252   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A composition comprising (a) from 0.005% to 0.5% by weight of a cooling compound

(b) from 0.1% to 10% by weight of an emulsifiable substance

(c) from 0.15% to 15% by weight of a surfactant

(d) optionally up to 5% by weight, preferably from 0.05% to 5% by weight of a cosurfactant.

Priority: GB20020029811 Applic. Date: 2002-12-20

Inventor: APPELQVIST INGRID ANNE MARIE [NL]; MALONE MARK EMMETT [GB]; NANDI ASISH [GB]


Patent No.: US7192573B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Mouth rinse with enhanced oxygenating activity

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/019485   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2004

Abstract:

There are provided oral mouth rinse compositions, consisting essentially of: a) 1-20 wt % of an orally acceptable peroxide, b) 0.5-15 wt % of an orally acceptable sulfate, bisulfate, pyrosulfate salt of an inorganic cation or mixtures thereof, and c) water to 100 wt %. There are further provided methods of preparing and using said compositions as well as kits for maintaining the components to prepare said compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: MACKLES LEONARD [US]; BESS WILLIAM S [US]


Patent No.: US7192614B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Compositions and methods of treatment to alleviate or prevent migrainous headaches and their associated symptoms

Applicant/Assignee: GELSTAT CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/457033   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Methods of treating migrainous headaches and their associated symptoms are provided by administering a composition comprising parthenolide or feverfew sublingually to a patient in need thereof. Treatments are surprisingly effective with low total administered amounts of parthenolide or feverfew. Compositions and unit dose systems are also described.

Priority: US2002-288610 Applic. Date: 2002-11-05

Inventor: MITCHELL RUSSELL W [US]; HIGGINS JAMES W [US]; ROBERTS STEPHEN C [US]


Patent No.: US7195482B2  Issued: 27/Mar/2007

Title: Dental curing device having a heat sink for dissipating heat

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/749059   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A dental curing device includes an elongate wand housing having proximal and distal ends, a light source disposed at the distal end, electronic circuitry at least partially disposed within the wand housing between the proximal and distal ends, and a heat sink. The light source may comprise one or more LEDs. The heat sink comprises a metallic heat sink portion adjacent to the light source and extending partially through the wand housing, and a polymer-based heat sink portion comprising a thermally conductive polymer-based material adjacent to the metallic heat sink portion. The polymer-based heat sink portion may comprise an epoxy-based resin that at least partially surrounds the electronic circuitry. The polymer-based heat sink portion advantageously extends through a portion of the wand housing designed to be gripped by the user when the dental curing light is in use.

Priority:

Inventor: SCOTT ROBERT R [US]


Patent No.: US7195483B2  Issued: 27/Mar/2007

Title: Method and device for the retraction and hemostasis of tissue during crown and bridge procedures

Applicant/Assignee: CENTRIX, INC

Application No.: 11/139912   Filing Date: 27/May/2005

Abstract:

A method and a device for effecting the cordless retraction of the gingival sulcus tissue ( 21 ) prior to the taking of an impression of a tooth ( 20 ) for making a crown or bridge which is attained by controlling any bleeding in the gingival sulcus area ( 21 ), and utilizing a dental dam ( 24

124

224 ) preferably formed of a sponge or foam like material to contain an astringent fortified silicone impression material ( 26 ) embedded about the prepared tooth ( 20 ), and using the patient's biting force to apply the necessary pressure onto the dam until the silicone impression material ( 26 ) sets and adheres to the dam to enhance easy removal of the set impression material from the tooth ( 20 ). The dam ( 24

124

224 ) is formed to accommodate either the posterior teeth or the anterior teeth. The dam has retainers ( 125 A, 125 B

225 A, 225 B) formed therein for aiding in holding the silicone impression material.

Priority: WO2003US37711 Applic. Date: 2003-11-25; US2002-307695 Applic. Date: 2002-12-02

Inventor: DRAGAN WILLIAM B [US]


Patent No.: US7196117B2  Issued: 27/Mar/2007

Title: Use of cationic surfactant as activity enhancer in deodorants and oral care

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATORIOS MIRET, S.A

Application No.: 10/494926   Filing Date: 07/May/2004

Abstract:

Antimicrobial system which comprises a cationic surfactant, derived from the condensation of fatty acids and esterified dibasic amino acids, according to the following formula (I), where: X is Br, Cl or HSO4R1: is linear alkyl chain from an saturated fatty acid, or hydroxyacid from 8 to 14 atoms of carbon bonded to the alpha-amino acid group through amidic bond. R2 is a linear or branched alkyl chain from 1 to 18 carbon atoms or aromatic. R3: is Formula (II), where n can be from 0 to 4, and at least one antimicrobial agent characterised for its enhanced activity.

Priority: WO2001EP13221 Applic. Date: 2001-11-15

Inventor: BELTRAN JOAN BAPTISTA URGELL [ES]; BONAVENTURA JOAN SEGUER [ES]


Patent No.: US7198044B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Applicator for dispensing bioactive compositions and methods for using the same

Applicant/Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P

Application No.: 10/697615   Filing Date: 29/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Bioactive agents are topically administered or delivered to a mucous membrane by a jet dispenser using inkjet technology, such as that used in printing. The dispenser propels precise volumes of droplets or powder for administration to a subject, such as being inhaled through the mouth or nose. A controller in the dispenser may control delivery of multiple different drugs, timing of drug administration, or change drug regimens in response to a changing medical condition of a patient, such as those monitored by a sensor in communication with the controller, for example to prevent an overdose. Administration methods are also provided, along with replacement kits.

Priority: US2001-007133 Applic. Date: 2001-12-04

Inventor: TRUEBA KENNETH E [US]


Patent No.: US7198487B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Whitening tip for dental flossing device

Applicant/Assignee: WATER PIK, INC

Application No.: 10/750720   Filing Date: 31/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A power flosser tip incorporating a tooth-whitening coating. The coating is typically abrasive, and whitens teeth by scraping or wearing down hardened plaque or other tooth discolorations. The coating may also whiten teeth through a chemical reaction. The coating may be flavored in order to enhance user enjoyment. The coating is chemically bonded to the flosser tip, and dissolves when in contact with saliva or water at room temperature and pressure.

Priority: US20030445721P Applic. Date: 2003-02-07; US20020437417P Applic. Date: 2002-12-31

Inventor: LUETTGEN HAROLD A [US]; HOPPES JOHN [US]; SANDUJA MOHAN L [US]; HOROWITZ CARL [US]; ZILBERMAN LINA [US]; THOTTAHIL PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US7198779B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Compositions for the relief of xerostomia and the treatment of associated disorders

Applicant/Assignee: LACER S.A

Application No.: 10/490160   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2004

Abstract:

New liquid compositions are described for the relief of the xerostomia and the treatment of associated disorders, in which the compositions contain: a) saline saliva substitute agents selected from the group consisting of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, monobasic potassium phosphate, and dibasic phosphate potassium

b) saliva production stimulation agents selected from the group consisting of citric acid or its alkali metal salts and malic acid or its alkali metal salts

c) oral antiseptics selected from the group consisting of triclosan, chlorhexidine and its salts, benzalkonium and its salts, and cetylpyridinium chloride

d) anticariogenic agents selected from the group consisting of fluoride sodium, sodium monofluorophosphate, and xylitol

and e) oral mucosa protective agents selected from the group consisting of vitamin E acetate, panthenol, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate and extracts of aloe vera.

Priority: ES20010002178 Applic. Date: 2001-09-28; WO2002ES00443 Applic. Date: 2002-09-19

Inventor: RIFA PINOL ANA [ES]; MATA MOLINER MONTSERRAT [ES]


Patent No.: US7198792B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Genetic immunization against cervical carcinoma

Applicant/Assignee: RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Application No.: 10/406818   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2003

Abstract:

An alphavirus vector system comprising nucleic acid of a human papilloma virus origin is disclosed. A method of treating or preventing cervical cancer is also disclosed. The method includes administering the alphavirus vector system and/or a cell comprising nucleic acid derived from human papilloma virus (HPV) to a subject. The alphavirus vector system or the cell may be administered as a vaccine.

Priority: EP20000203472 Applic. Date: 2000-10-06; WO2001NL00740 Applic. Date: 2001-10-08

Inventor: REGTS DJOEKE GEESJE [NL]; HOLTROP MARIJKE [NL]; WILSCHUT JAN CHRISTIAAN [NL]; DAEMEN CATHARINA ARNOLDINE H H [NL]


Patent No.: US7201527B2  Issued: 10/Apr/2007

Title: Twist up pen type dispenser with brush applicator

Applicant/Assignee: HCT LIMITED

Application No.: 10/903137   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A twist up pen type dispenser comprising a brush applicator that is capable of receiving material from a reservoir.

Priority: US2005-253938 Applic. Date: 2005-10-19

Inventor: THORPE RICHARD CHRISTOPHER [GB]; DESSON G SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US7201922B2  Issued: 10/Apr/2007

Title: Orodispersible solid pharmaceutical form

Applicant/Assignee: ROQUETTE FRERES

Application No.: 10/167016   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The subject of the invention is an orodispersible solid pharmaceutical form characterized in that it compri

Priority: FR20020000647 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18

Inventor: SERPELLONI MICHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US7207156B2  Issued: 24/Apr/2007

Title: Ice bagging apparatus and method

Applicant/Assignee: ICEX HOLDINGS, LTD., INC

Application No.: 10/886223   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for bagging ice. The apparatus comprises an ice maker for making ice and a hopper for receiving for receiving the ice from the ice maker. The apparatus further includes a roller drum, operatively associated with the hopper, for measuring the ice and delivering of the ice. A bag delivery mechanism for placing the ice in a bag is also included, with the bag delivery mechanism including a bag supply mechanism, a blower fan engaged to open the mouth of the bag to receive the product, and a heat sealer that seals the open mouth of the bag once the bag is filled with the ice. A control device is included that manages and monitors the roller drum and bag delivery mechanism and allows transmission of the collected data to the internet.

Priority:

Inventor: METZGER MARK C [US]


Patent No.: US7207338B2  Issued: 24/Apr/2007

Title: Tooth-cleaning paper combined with dental floss

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/493174   Filing Date: 14/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Disclosed is a tooth-cleaning paper combined with dental floss, in which the tooth-cleaning paper is formed of a thin paper or a gauze sterilized and wetted with an aqueous fluoride solution and has a plurality of edge cuts formed along an edge of the tooth-cleaning paper, and the dental floss is provided in a single strand or two strands along a margin of the tooth-cleaning paper to be fixed to the tooth-cleaning paper and has an exposed dental floss part formed by each of the plurality of edge cuts of the tooth-cleaning paper. The tooth-cleaning paper of the current invention is advantageous in terms of easily cleaning the teeth and interdental portions of users while not offending other persons at any time and in any place.

Priority: KR20010035163U Applic. Date: 2001-11-15; WO2002KR02098 Applic. Date: 2002-11-11

Inventor: LEE JONG-SOO [KR]


Patent No.: US7208179B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2007

Title: Methods for treating disease and forming a supplemented fibrin matrix

Applicant/Assignee: THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Application No.: 08/485898   Filing Date: 07/Jun/1995

Abstract:

This invention provides supplemented and unsupplemented tissue sealants as well as methods for their production and use thereof. Disclosed are tissue sealants supplemented with at least one oligonucleotide. The composition may be further supplemented with, for example, one or more analgesics, antimicrobial compositions, anticoagulants, antiproliferatives, anti-inflammatory compounds, 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.

Priority: US1994-351006 Applic. Date: 1994-12-07; US1994-328552 Applic. Date: 1994-10-25; US1993-031164 Applic. Date: 1993-03-12; US1991-798919 Applic. Date: 1991-11-27; US1990-618419 Applic. Date: 1990-11-27

Inventor: DROHAN WILLIAM N [US]; MACPHEE MARTIN JAMES [US]; HOLLINGER JEFFREY O [US]


Patent No.: US7210847B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Intraoral X-ray sensor

Applicant/Assignee: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH

Application No.: 11/235477   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2005

Abstract:

An intraoral sensor for a dental X-ray apparatus includes a detection element for detecting the X-ray radiation. The element is disposed in an interior of a housing. To improve the possibilities for cleaning and sterilizing, the housing or parts thereof are of an abrasion resistant material, in particular, of porcelain, ceramic, an enamelling, metal, or of a combination of these materials. To avoid damage to the detection element through external impacts or jarring, the element is mounted within the housing through one or more damping elements.

Priority: DE20031013044 Applic. Date: 2003-03-24; DE20031046287 Applic. Date: 2003-10-06; WO2004EP03126 Applic. Date: 2004-03-24

Inventor: HACK ALEXANDER [DE]


Patent No.: US7210934B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Dental prosthesis made of composite material and method for making same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/484266   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2004

Abstract:

The invention concerns dental prostheses. It concerns a method for making a dental prosthesis of composite material by forming an adhesive interface between a metallic support and a cured ceramic material less than 3 mm thick, forming an intermediate interface by treating the surface of a ceramic material with an organic silane, and forming an adhesive interface of the reconstructing mass by treating the silane with an adhesive material compatible with the composite material. The intermediate interface is prepared by an etching operation in conditions liable to form cracks or embrittle the ceramics. The invention is applicable to dental prostheses made of composite material.

Priority: FR20010009595 Applic. Date: 2001-07-18; WO2002FR02531 Applic. Date: 2002-07-16

Inventor: FOURNET ALAIN [FR]


Patent No.: US7210935B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Expandable/contractable composition for surgical or dental use

Applicant/Assignee: DENTAL ROOT FILLING PRODUCTS LTD

Application No.: 10/832484   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A composition, suitable for surgical or dental use, which can expand and/or contract in at least one direction without similar expansion or contraction in another direction, comprises an inner and an outer portion, the portions differing in their expansion properties and/or the extent to which they are prestressed.

Priority: GB20030009317 Applic. Date: 2003-04-24

Inventor: HIGHGATE DONALD JAMES [GB]; LLOYD JONATHAN ANTHONY [GB]


Patent No.: US7211036B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Method and apparatus for making slider-operated string-zippered bag with transverse application of zipper

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/964258   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A method of making slider-actuated string-zippered packages. The method can be applied on a form-fill-seal machine or a machine that makes packages without filling, and involves transverse application of string zipper material on packaging film. One disclosed method comprises the following steps: (a) interlocking respective lengths of first and second flangeless zipper strips to each other

(b) advancing a first web in a machine direction

(c) joining a back of at least a major portion of the length of first flangeless zipper strip to the first web of packaging film along a zone that is oriented transverse to the machine direction

(d) laying a second web over the first web with the major portion of the length of first flangeless zipper strip and a major portion the length of second flangeless zipper strip disposed between the first and second webs

(e) joining a back of at least the major portion of the length of second flangeless zipper strip to the second web

(f) joining the second web to the first web to form a pocket having a mouth that is closed to the extent the major portions of the lengths of first and second flangeless zipper strips are interlocked

(g) cutting the first and second webs along respective lines close to the lengths of first and second flangeless zipper strips respectively

and (h) inserting a slider on the lengths of first and second flangeless zipper strips with the first and second webs joined thereto.

Priority:

Inventor: AUSNIT STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US7211102B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Pressure-activated vibrating teether

Applicant/Assignee: THE FIRST YEARS INC

Application No.: 10/428530   Filing Date: 01/May/2003

Abstract:

A teething device is provided which includes a fluid-filled membrane sized to be at least partially received in the mouth of a child, a housing attached to the fluid-filled membrane, a handle sized to be grasped by a child, a vibrator configured to impart vibration to the fluid-filled membrane and a pressure switch selectively connecting the vibrator to a power source when a threshold pressure is applied to an outer surface of the membrane.

Priority:

Inventor: DESOUSA VASCO [US]; BREWIN JOSEPH F [US]; BRITTO JAMES J [US]; SALVO LAWRENCE J [US]; MERIANOS MARSHA [US]


Patent No.: US7211220B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Method for cleaning /disinfecting /sterilizing the water circuits of dental units and a dental unit implementing the method

Applicant/Assignee: CASTELLINI S.P.A

Application No.: 10/374113   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A method for cleaning/disinfecting/sterilizing the water circuits ( 1 ) of dental units ( 100 ) comprises at least the following steps: introducing a cleaning/disinfecting/sterilizing fluid into the water circuit ( 1 )

holding the cleaning/disinfecting/sterilizing fluid in the water circuit ( 1 ) for a predetermined length of time

draining the cleaning/disinfecting/sterilizing fluid out of the circuit ( 1 ) through endpieces ( 3 a) of supply branches ( 3 )

the method further comprising a step of programming/selecting the contact time periods (T) of the steps of introducing and holding the fluid in the water circuit ( 1 ), this step preceding the step of introducing the fluid and being effected by selecting from a plurality of contact time periods (T 1 , T 2 , T 3 . . .

Tn) each of which consists at least of a fraction of a time period (Ta) of the step of introducing fluid in the water circuit ( 1 ) added to a time period (Tb) of the holding step, according to a desired parameter-level (P 1 , P 2 , P 3 . . . Pn) of cleaning/disinfection/sterilization and/or of predetermined or predeterminable events on the dental unit ( 100 ).

Priority: IT2002BO00124 Applic. Date: 2002-03-12

Inventor: CASTELLINI FRANCO [IT]


Patent No.: US7211268B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Preparation of polysaccharide betainate type compounds, compounds obtained, their use and compositions comprising them

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/294685   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A process for preparing compounds from the polysaccharide betainate family, novel compounds so obtained, and their use in cosmetics or in dermatology, as well as the compositions, such as cosmetic or dermatological compositions, comprising said novel compounds.

Priority: FR20010014789 Applic. Date: 2001-11-15

Inventor: DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; RINAUDO MARGUERITE [FR]; AUZELY-VELTY RACHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US7214058B2  Issued: 08/May/2007

Title: Dental matrix positioned by slidably engaged matrix retainer

Applicant/Assignee: DENTAL INNOVATIONS, INC DENTAL INNOVATIONS LLC

Application No.: 11/102600   Filing Date: 08/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A device is disclosed for applying and holding a dental matrix strip against the side of a tooth which is to be filled. An embodiment of the device comprises a split ring that slidably receives a matrix. The split ring in this embodiment can have cushions on its ends sized to resist passage through matrix apertures following insertion of such cushions through these apertures when these components are slidably coupled together. This embodiment can also comprise respective matrix slots that receive portions of the split ring to at least partially conform the shape of the matrix to the shape of the split ring.

Priority: US20040560937P Applic. Date: 2004-04-09; US20040562613P Applic. Date: 2004-04-14

Inventor: SUMMER JOHN D [US]


Patent No.: US7214191B2  Issued: 08/May/2007

Title: Multiplanar ultrasonic vascular imaging device, system incorporating same, method of use and protective sheath

Applicant/Assignee: INCEPTIO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.C

Application No.: 10/872699   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus, method, system, component kit and protective sheath for cannulation of blood vessels are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a sensor assembly to provide ultrasound images of at least one blood vessel in a portion of a patient's body in two perpendicular planes. The sensor assembly may have graphic markings on an exterior surface thereof to facilitate orientation of the sensor assembly on the patient and guidance of a needle towards a desired target vessel during the cannulation procedure. The sensor assembly may also include associated structure to cooperate with a reference location element to place, align and secure the sensor assembly to the patient's skin at a desired location.

Priority: US2002-072662 Applic. Date: 2002-02-05

Inventor: STRINGER BRADLEY J [US]; SIMMONS GARY A [US]; CHRISTENSEN DOUGLAS A [US]; MESSERLY SHAYNE [US]; FORD CAMERON P [US]; EVENSEN ROBERT W [US]


Patent No.: US7214262B2  Issued: 08/May/2007

Title: Temporary cosmetic dental surface coating

Applicant/Assignee: I DID IT, INC

Application No.: 10/949430   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A temporary cosmetic dental coating has a transparent resin matrix containing embedded glass microspheres. The refractive index of the microspheres is at least 0.03 greater than the refractive index of the transparent resin matrix. Incoming light is reflected back in the same direction as it was emanated, providing a lustrous dental coating that is cosmetically appealing and covers dental defects and discoloration. The transparent resin matrix with glass microspheres is formed by mixing together a methacrylate based liquid monomer of methyl methacrylate or BIS-GMA and glass microspheres coated with activators/catalysts. The user applies the mixed composition to the teeth to form a temporary cosmetic dental coating, which is readily removed using a dental pick. A lac resin dissolved in ethyl alcohol is optionally mixed with glass microspheres and applied to teeth surfaces.

The coating is hardened by alcohol evaporation and removed by alcohol dissolution.

Priority:

Inventor: HURWITZ MARNI MARKELL [US]; NARASIMHAN DAVE [US]


Patent No.: US7214435B2  Issued: 08/May/2007

Title: Dental mill blank assembly

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/678538   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A mill blank assembly for a dental prosthesis includes a milling section and a support section for supporting the assembly in a milling machine. In certain embodiments, the milling section is adhesively bonded to the support section by a direct chemical bond that provides enhanced resistance to unintentional detachment of the milling section from the support section during a subsequent machining operation. Optionally, the support section includes a passageway that receives a quantity of flowable dental restorative material used to make the milling section, such that the restorative material that is located in the passageway provides additional resistance when hardened to unintentional detachment of the milling section from the support section.

Priority: US2000-741249 Applic. Date: 2000-12-18

Inventor: MEYERTHOLEN DARIN J [US]; BIEGLER ROBERT M [US]; QUAST RYAN B [US]; REIDT DEAN K [US]; CHENEY JOHN R [US]


Patent No.: US7214726B2  Issued: 08/May/2007

Title: Methods of using two-part self-adhering dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATIONS KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/621708   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A method for providing a dental composition comprising providing a paste/paste two-part self-adhering dental composition comprising (a) at least one acidic compound containing at least one acidic moiety selected from the group consisting of where R is an alkyl or aryl group

(b) at least one polymerizable monomer without any acidic group where the polymerizable group is selected from the group consisting of an acrylate, a methacrylate and a vinyl group

(c) at least one finely divided filler

(d) a reducing agent

and (e) an oxidizing agent

and providing instructions for mixing the two pastes immediately prior to application where the ratio of a first paste containing (a) or a higher concentration of (a) to a second paste not containing (a) or containing a lower concentration of (a) is greater than 1:1 (by volume).

The method also includes mixing the two pastes and applying the mixed composition to a dental substrate.

Priority:

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US7217131B2  Issued: 15/May/2007

Title: Method for dental restoration and kit

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/998320   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2004

Abstract:

Methods and kits of materials and supplies for forming a dental prosthesis by an injection molding process in situ in a patient's mouth so as to correct the imperfect teeth of the patient's dentition. The imperfect teeth are corrected by injection molding the dental prosthesis in situ in the patient's mouth using a mold of a corrected model of the patient's dentition placed over the imperfect teeth. Adjacent teeth are covered with a polymer release material prior to injection molding of teeth to be corrected, such that the teeth to be corrected have at least one tooth between them draped with the polymer release material to provide a space adjacent to each of the corrected teeth. The corrected teeth are then covered with the polymer release material in a second round of treatment to complete the procedure on the remaining teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: VUILLEMOT WILLIAM C [US]


Patent No.: US7217784B2  Issued: 15/May/2007

Title: VP1 of foot-and-mouth disease virus

Applicant/Assignee: ACADEMIA SINICA

Application No.: 10/449531   Filing Date: 29/May/2003

Abstract:

A pure, water-soluble polypeptide containing one or more monomers of a VP1 protein of a foot-and-mouth disease virus

or a pure, water-insoluble polypeptide comprising two or more monomers of a VP1 protein of a foot-and-mouth disease virus. Also disclosed are a vaccine containing the polypeptide, a method of producing the polypeptide, and a method of inducing an immune response in a subject by administering to the subject an effective amount of the polypeptide.

Priority:

Inventor: LIANG SHU-MEI [TW]; WANG JENG-HWAN [TW]; SHIEH JENG-JER [TW]


Patent No.: US7220404B2  Issued: 22/May/2007

Title: Enzyme containing oral composition having enhanced stability

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/742958   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2003

Abstract:

An oral care composition having enhanced oral hygiene and antiplaque properties which comprises an orally acceptable vehicle containing a combination of an enzyme, cetylpyridinium chloride and a reducing agent.

Priority: US2003-364241 Applic. Date: 2003-02-11

Inventor: MORGAN ANDRE M [US]; SZELES LORI H [US]; WILLIAMS MALCOLM [US]; HERLES SUSAN M [US]; MACIAS CHANDA L [US]; D AMBROGIO ROBERT [US]; BOYD THOMAS J [US]; MASTERS JAMES G [US]


Patent No.: US7222759B2  Issued: 29/May/2007

Title: Beverage container with one-way valve assembly

Applicant/Assignee: BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/774089   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Disclosed is a container for containing a beverage and a grommet for use with a container, and a method of retaining liquid in a container and preventing reverse flow out of the container. The container is of the type for retaining a quantity of beverage including at least one wall containing a cavity therein, a rim defining a mouth, and a lid extending at least partially over the mouth. A valve port is provided in the lid. A grommet is provided for retention in the valve port including a flange and structures for retaining the grommet in the valve port. The grommet defines an aperture extending therethrough which communicates with the valve port. The beverage is passed through the aperture and valve port for retention in the cavity of the container. A tongue extends from the grommet into the valve port for movably blocking a portion of the valve port.

The tongue is movably displaced as beverage is dispensed into the container and is positioned over a portion of the valve port for preventing reverse flow of beverage from the container out through the valve port.

Priority: US20030445869P Applic. Date: 2003-02-07

Inventor: BUNN ARTHUR H [US]; MIDDEN WILLIAM [US]; NYBAKKE KEITH [US]


Patent No.: US7223772B1  Issued: 29/May/2007

Title: Pyrazolopyridine derivatives as selective cox-2 inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/830836   Filing Date: 01/Nov/1999

Abstract:

The invention provides the compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof wherein: R<0 >and R<1 >are independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, and C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms

R<2 >is selected from the group consisting of 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, and C1-6alkoxy substituted by one or more fluorine atoms

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 the pain, fever, inflammation of a variety of conditions and diseases.

Priority: GB19980024062 Applic. Date: 1998-11-03; GB19990020909 Applic. Date: 1999-09-03; WO1999EP08186 Applic. Date: 1999-11-01

Inventor: CAMPBELL IAN BAXTER [GB]; NAYLOR ALAN [GB]


Patent No.: US7223849B1  Issued: 29/May/2007

Title: Oligonucleotides from the untranslated regions of housekeeping genes and methods of using same to modulate cell growth

Applicant/Assignee: GENESENSE TECHNOLOGIES INC

Application No.: 09/214386   Filing Date: 30/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to oligonucleotides from the untranslated regions of housekeeping genes, and methods and compositions for modulating cell growth using same. Specifically it relates to the use of the untranslated regions (UTR) from housekeeping genes specifically the R1 and R2 components of ribonucleotide reductase UTR, for inhibiting tumor cell growth.

Priority: US19960021152P Applic. Date: 1996-07-01; WO1997CA00454 Applic. Date: 1997-06-30

Inventor: WRIGHT JIM A [CA]; YOUNG AIPING H [CA]


Patent No.: US7225572B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Label/sign holder with J-strip support surface mount

Applicant/Assignee: FAST INDUSTRIES, LTD

Application No.: 11/064505   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2005

Abstract:

An attachment structure for a label holder for removably securing the label holder to a supporting surface of a shelf or case. The attachment structure includes a J-strip member fixedly secured to the supporting surface to define a channel for receiving a locking strip that is integral with the label holder. The J-strip includes a flexible bead that engages the upper planar surface of the locking strip and includes an elongated slot that receives a flexible bead integral with the locking strip. The flexible bead of the locking strip engages the elongated slot within the J-strip to secure the locking strip, and its integral label holder, within the J-strip.

Priority: US20040547879P Applic. Date: 2004-02-27

Inventor: LOWRY MICHAEL G [US]


Patent No.: US7225871B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Apparatus and method for reverse circulation cementing a casing in an open-hole wellbore

Applicant/Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC

Application No.: 11/255573   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A system for cementing a casing in an open wellbore having no surface casing, wherein an annulus is defined between the casing and the wellbore, the system having: an annular plug around the casing at the mouth of the wellbore

a cement composition pump fluidly connected to the annulus through the seal

and a coupling connected to the exposed end of the casing for taking circulation fluid returns from the inner diameter of the casing.

Priority: US2004-897249 Applic. Date: 2004-07-22; US2004-014350 Applic. Date: 2004-12-16

Inventor: ROGERS HENRY E [US]; WEBB EARL D [US]; BLANCHARD KARL [US]


Patent No.: US7226287B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Kits comprising a plurality of bite ramps having different angles for orthodontic treatment

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/232694   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A bite ramp includes a tooth-attachment element and ramp element. The tooth-attachment element is sized and configured for bonding to the lingual surface of a person's tooth, while the ramp element may be either fixed or else hingedly or bendably adjustable relative to the tooth-attachment element. The ramp element provides a ramp at a desired angle for engaging a corresponding tooth of the opposite dental arch when the person's mouth is closed. The engagement between the ramp element and the corresponding tooth of the opposite dental arch may cause the lower jaw to move forward, rearwardly, or not at all relative to the upper jaw, thereby incrementally correcting a deep bite or other abnormal orthodontic condition. A kit may be provided that includes multiple bite ramps, at least two of which initially include different ramp angles.

Priority: US2004-835963 Applic. Date: 2004-04-30; US2004-837477 Applic. Date: 2004-04-30

Inventor: ABELS NORBERT [DE]; BACKES CLAUS-H [DE]


Patent No.: US7226411B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Valved plug for endoscopic biopsy channel

Applicant/Assignee: FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD FUJINON CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/689650   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A valved plug to be fitted on a mouth piece at an inlet opening of an endoscopic biopsy channel. The plug as a whole is formed of a resilient material, and has, at the opposite ends of a foldable connecting strip or string, a generally tubular main body portion which is provided with a constricted portion in its axial passage, and a valved nesting piece which is adapted to be detachably coupled with the main body portion and provided with a normally closed slit valve axially in an aligned position relative to the constricted passage on the side of the main body portion. The main body portion is provided with an inward interlocking projection of a predetermined thickness at its outer end, for tight interlocking engagement with an interlocking groove which is provided on the side of the nesting piece in such a way as to grip the interlocking projection tightly in a compressed state.

Priority: JP20020308175 Applic. Date: 2002-10-23

Inventor: AKIBA HARUO [JP]


Patent No.: US7226590B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Antimicrobial composition

Applicant/Assignee: BLIS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Application No.: 10/505001   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2004

Abstract:

This invention provides novel Streptococcus salivarius, compositions containing same, and use of S. salivarius strains as antimicrobial agents. The strains are bacterial inhibitors with respect to at least S. mutans and/or MS and therefore have a number of therapeutic applications. The applications include but are not limited to forming part of therapeutic formulations for use in controlling, treating, or preventing dental caries.

Priority: NZ20020517398 Applic. Date: 2002-02-22; WO2003NZ00031 Applic. Date: 2003-02-21

Inventor: CHILCOTT CHRISTOPHER NORMAN [NZ]; TAGG JOHN ROBERT [NZ]


Patent No.: US7226928B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Methods for the treatment of periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/479109   Filing Date: 24/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The disclosure provides methods for the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. In preferred embodiments, the invention provides for local treatment of periodontal tissues with a pharmaceutical composition including an immune response modifier (IRM) selected from the group of immune response modifiers comprising imidazoquinoline amines, imidazopyridine amines, 6,7-fused cycloalkylimidazopyridine amines, imidazonaphtyridine amines, oxazoloquinoline amines, thiazoloquinoline amines and 1,2-bridged imidazopyridine amines.

Priority: US2001-166321 Applic. Date: 2001-06-15; WO2002US18944 Applic. Date: 2002-06-14

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]; SHELBURNE CHARLES E [US]; TOMAI MARK A [US]


Patent No.: US7226960B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Self-etching primer adhesive and method of use therefor

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/442476   Filing Date: 21/May/2003

Abstract:

A self-etching, priming dental adhesive composition comprises an olefinically unsaturated monomer having an -SO3 functionality

a copolymerizable multi-functional (meth)acrylate adhesive

and a curing system. The self-etching, priming dental adhesive may further comprise a copolymerizable adhesion promoter containing an acid functionality, the adhesion promoter being different from the olefinically unsaturated monomer having an -SO3 functionality and the copolymerizable multi-functional (meth)acrylate adhesive, and a solvent system in an amount effective to dissolve the adhesive and/or the adhesion promoter. The adhesive composition provides even further advantages over the art, as all etching, priming, and application of an adhesive can be performed in one step.

Priority: US2001-852938 Applic. Date: 2001-05-10

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US7228673B2  Issued: 12/Jun/2007

Title: Seasoning treatment system

Applicant/Assignee: ISHIDA CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/518244   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides a seasoning processing system capable of uniform seasoning and, moreover, having superior cleanability. A seasoning processing system ( 2 ) according to the present invention comprises a seasoning dispersion apparatus ( 20 ) and a vertical pillow-type bag manufacturing and packaging apparatus ( 30 ). The seasoning dispersion apparatus ( 20 ) disperses powdered seasoning to be adhered to supplied intermediate articles (X . . . X) from an end part ( 22 b), which is a dispersing mouth, of a second conduit ( 22 ). The vertical pillow-type bag manufacturing and packaging apparatus ( 30 ) introduces and packages inside a bag shaped packaging material (Fc) seasoned articles (X 2 . . . X 2 ) to which the powdered seasoning has been adhered.

Furthermore, the end part ( 22 b), which is the dispersing mouth,of the second conduit ( 22 ) is provided and arranged so that it is positioned inside the bag shaped packaging material (Fc). A first electrical charging mechanism is provided to charge the seasoning with a polarity and a second electrical charging mechanism is provided to a transverse sealing mechanism of the packaging material to charge the packaging material with the same polarity as the seasoning. In this manner the seasoning and the packaging material repel each other during the sealing operation.

Priority: JP20030273205 Applic. Date: 2003-07-11; WO2004JP09002 Applic. Date: 2004-06-25

Inventor: SUGIMURA KAZUYA [JP]; YOSHIKAWA TAKAO [JP]; TATSUOKA MASAHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7229286B2  Issued: 12/Jun/2007

Title: Composite veneered cast glass-ceramic dental construct

Applicant/Assignee: NEW AGE BIOMATERIALS, INC

Application No.: 10/098104   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A dental construct according to the present invention includes a glass-ceramic coping having a resin composite material in the form of a veneer bonded or otherwise affixed to at least a portion of the coping. A method according to the invention of preparing the dental construct includes the step of bonding or otherwise affixing a resin composite material in the form of a veneer to at least a portion of a glass-ceramic substrate coping.

Priority: US2001-838953 Applic. Date: 2001-04-20; US19980092484P Applic. Date: 1998-07-10

Inventor: JONES DEREK W [CA]; RIZKALLA AMIN S [CA]; HALL GORDON C [CA]


Patent No.: US7229624B2  Issued: 12/Jun/2007

Title: Ordered molecular presentation of antigens, method of preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 10/733582   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides compositions and processes for the production of ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant arrays. The compositions of the invention are useful for the production of vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases, the treatment of allergies and the treatment of cancers. Various embodiments of the invention provide for a virus, virus-like particle, viral capsid particle, phage or recombinant form thereof coated with any desired antigen in a highly ordered and repetitive fashion as the result of specific interactions. In one specific embodiment, a versatile new technology based on a cassette-type system (AlphaVaccine Technology) allows production of antigen coated viral particles. Other specific embodiments allow the production of antigen coated hepatitis B virus-like particles or antigen coated Measles virus-like particles.

Priority: US1999-449631 Applic. Date: 1999-11-30; US19990142788P Applic. Date: 1999-07-08; US19980110414P Applic. Date: 1998-11-30

Inventor: RENNER WOLFGANG A [CH]; HENNECKE FRANK [CH]; NIEBA LARS [CH]; BACHMANN MARTIN [CH]


Patent No.: US7229641B2  Issued: 12/Jun/2007

Title: Rapid-melt compositions methods of making same and methods of using same

Applicant/Assignee: CAPRICORN PHARMA, INC

Application No.: 10/208877   Filing Date: 01/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A novel rapid-melt composition, including methods of making the same, and methods of using the same for the delivery of prophylactic and therapeutic active materials to a mammal. The rapid-melt compositions are formed by molding or compression, with an additional heating step being preferred.

Priority: US2001-858885 Applic. Date: 2001-05-17; US2000-610489 Applic. Date: 2000-07-05

Inventor: CHERUKURI S RAO [US]


Patent No.: US7232576B2  Issued: 19/Jun/2007

Title: Throat lozenge for the treatment of Streptococcus Group A

Applicant/Assignee: ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/720266   Filing Date: 25/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A lozenge for the treatment of Streptococcus Group A infections of the mouth, throat, and nasal passage is disclosed which comprises a lytic enzyme composition specific for Streptococcus Group A and a lozenge carrier for delivering the lytic enzyme.

Priority: US2002-083142 Applic. Date: 2002-02-27; US2000-654482 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.: US7232579B2  Issued: 19/Jun/2007

Title: Composition containing a marine-derived inorganic substance and chitin/chitosan, and method of producing the composition

Applicant/Assignee: MATSUMOTO DENTAL UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/940998   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A composition contains an inorganic substance obtained as a residue after incinerating skins of marine organisms, and chitin/chitosan. The composition is obtained by incinerating the skins of the marine organisms at a temperature within a range between 600 DEG C. and 1000 DEG C. to obtain the inorganic substance as a residue, obtaining a powdered inorganic substance from the inorganic substance, and kneading the powdered inorganic substance with chitin/chitosan powder.

Priority: JP20030324229 Applic. Date: 2003-09-17

Inventor: ITO MICHIO [JP]


Patent No.: US7234473B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2007

Title: Dental floss dispensers, flossing tools, and toothbrush flosser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/980431   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A dental floss dispenser having a shape or attaching elements which allows it to be held during flossing. One embodiment has a finger spool which is worn on the finger tip or finger during flossing. The dental floss dispenser may also incorporate a finger grip so that the dispenser can be held by the lower fingers, a contoured shape to better fit the hand of the user, a wide or weighted base for easy pick-up, or a U-shaped indentation for quickly grabbing dental floss at the commencement of flossing. A take up spool is designed to be used during the flossing procedure as an anchor for the dental floss to thereby allow the user to floss without wrapping floss around a take up finger or fingers. The take up spool is incorporated into the handle of a toothbrush. By using the dispenser or the take up spool in the flossing procedure, time is saved and flossing becomes more convenient and efficient. The take up spool includes a plurality of tapered notches, each tapered notch having an associated holding slot, each tapered notch for guiding a previously unattached end portion of a length of dental floss into the associated holding slot and securing the dental floss therein to securely hold and manipulate one end of the length of dental floss during the flossing process.

Priority: US2002-194661 Applic. Date: 2002-07-12; US1999-323877 Applic. Date: 1999-06-01; US19980087518P Applic. Date: 1998-06-01

Inventor: WINTERS STEVEN NEBEKER [US]


Patent No.: US7237974B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Toothbrush with toothbrush body and toothpaste container

Applicant/Assignee: TRISA HOLDING AG

Application No.: 10/705931   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A toothbrush has a toothbrush body, and a handle part wherein a toothpaste container can be removably inserted therein. The toothpaste container has a handle shell part which, with the toothpaste container inserted into the handle part, forms part of the outer surface of a handle. The toothpaste container essentially maintains its form during teeth cleaning and transmits loading which occurs, irrespective of the filling level of the toothpaste container of the toothbrush. The mounting of the toothpaste container on the toothbrush body allows very straightforward and quick removal and opening or insertion and closure of the toothpaste container. The container holder is provided with a closure pin, wherein when the toothpaste container is inserted into the handle part, a sealed closure of the toothpaste container is ensured.

With the toothpaste container removed from the handle part, it is possible for toothpaste to be squeezed out of the toothpaste container.

Priority: DE20031037062 Applic. Date: 2003-08-12

Inventor: PFENNIGER ADRIAN [CH]; ZWIMPFER MARTIN [CH]; FISCHER FRANZ [CH]


Patent No.: US7238144B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Facial and neck muscle exercising device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/005649   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A facial and neck muscle exercising device for positioning against opposite corners of a person's mouth at the opening thereof to strengthen and tone facial and neck muscles. The exercising device includes a pair of mouth spreading arms each having an elongate slide member and an end member contoured to engage the opposite corners of the person's mouth. The slide members are slidably connected together longitudinally and an arm retaining device connected thereto controls sliding movement and resistance of the mouth spreading arms. Versions of the arm retaining device elastically bias the end members against the corners of the person's mouth in an adjustable manner, allow adjustment of the length or range of motion of the exercising device, retain the exercising device at a fixed length, or a combination thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: FERRARA YOLANDA CARMEN [US]


Patent No.: US7238363B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Modification of medical prostheses

Applicant/Assignee: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Application No.: 11/095975   Filing Date: 31/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The incorporation of one or more therapeutic agents on metallic and non-metallic medical prostheses is provided. The therapeutic agent can be used, for example, to prevent, treat, or reduce bacterial and fungal infections associated with these implants. Additionally, the therapeutic agents can be used to effect other therapeutic benefits. Specifically, a bilayer therapeutic coating is applied in two steps. Additionally, non-antimicrobial therapeutic agents may be incorporated in this coating to treat, prevent, modify, or stimulate certain clinical bioactivities.

Priority: US20040558918P Applic. Date: 2004-04-02

Inventor: MANSOURI MOHAMMAD D [US]; DAROUICHE RABIH O [US]


Patent No.: US7238386B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Methods for making and using point lump-free compositions and products coated with point lump-free compositions

Applicant/Assignee: HEXION SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/420910   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A method is provided to manufacture a coated substrate, such as an optical fiber, without undesirable point lumps. The method filters a coating composition while controlling the filtering temperature, pressure drop across a filtering assembly, and filter pore size to achieve a resulting filtration factor not greater than 250,000 s<-1>. The filtration factor is a function of filtering temperature and pressure drop across the filtering assembly. Typically, the coating composition is filtered by passing the coating composition through one or more filters of the filtering assembly, having an absolute pore size rating in the range from approximately 0.05 to approximately 5 microns, at a temperature less than approximately 105 DEG F.

(40 DEG C.), and at a pressure drop DeltaP across the filtering assembly of at most approximately 80 psig, wherein the ratio of pressure drop (mPa) to viscosity (mPa.s), which is dependent upon filtering temperature, minimizes the filtration factor to <=250,000 S<-1>.

Priority: US20020378663P Applic. Date: 2002-05-09

Inventor: WORKMAN II GREGORY LEE [US]; KING DON LEON [US]; RECHEL CAMILLE JEANETTE [US]; MYERS TIMOTHY EDWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7241766B2  Issued: 10/Jul/2007

Title: Methods of using phenolic guanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/828278   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compounds represented by formula (I): in which at least one of R<3 >and R<4 >is a group represented by formula (A): where the structural variables are defined herein. The compounds are useful for blocking sodium channels.

Priority: US2002-076551 Applic. Date: 2002-02-19

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7241856B2  Issued: 10/Jul/2007

Title: Dental resins, dental composite materials, and method of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Application No.: 10/452269   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A low shrinkage, polymerizable oligomer comprises units of the structure: AB (I) wherein A is an organic radical comprising 1 to about 6 (meth)acrylate groups and 0 to about 5 hydroxy groups

B is an organic radical comprising 1 to about 5 epoxide groups, and wherein A and B are linked through the reaction of an epoxide and a hydroxy group. In one embodiment, a dental restorative material comprises the low shrinkage, polymerizable dental oligomer, a filler system, and a curing system.

These polymerizable dental resins may be used 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:

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


Patent No.: US7243789B2  Issued: 17/Jul/2007

Title: Single patient dose medicament dispenser with applicator

Applicant/Assignee: CENTRIX, INC

Application No.: 11/199408   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A unit dose package for applying a material with an applicator having a separate material and applicator portion. In one embodiment, a plurality of material wells is used to mix different materials to be dispensed with an applicator. In an embodiment the plurality of material wells are concentric. In another embodiment a portion of the cover is removable. In another embodiment, a material well is squeezed to dispense the material onto an applicator.

Priority: US2003-730499 Applic. Date: 2003-12-08; US2001-976225 Applic. Date: 2001-10-12; US2000-590058 Applic. Date: 2000-06-08; US1999-342756 Applic. Date: 1999-06-29; US1996-680136 Applic. Date: 1996-07-15; US1994-275003 Applic. Date: 1994-07-13

Inventor: DISCKO JR JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: US7244305B1  Issued: 17/Jul/2007

Title: Antibacterial gypsum composition for dental surgery

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/479653   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Disclosed is an antibacterial gypsum composition for dental surgery, which eliminates pathogens transferred from the mouth of a patient, so that a dentist or others participating in dental surgery can be prevented from being infected by such pathogens during the work for dental surgery. The antibacterial gypsum composition for dental surgery comprises alpha-plaster for a dental model and an organic nitrogen-based compound, polyhexamethylene guanidine phosphate, as an antibacterial agent.

Priority: KR20060053969 Applic. Date: 2006-06-15

Inventor: NAM DOO SUEK [KR]


Patent No.: US7244544B2  Issued: 17/Jul/2007

Title: Oxime derivatives and the use thereof as latent acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/262104   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2005

Abstract:

New oxime sulfonate compounds of the formula I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII R1 is for example C1-C18alkylsulfonyl, R2 is halogen or C1-C10haloalkyl

R3 is for example unsubstitude or substituted phenylenedisulfonyl, diphenylenedisulfonyl, or oxydiphenylenedisulfonyl

Ar1 is for example a direct bond, C1-C12alkylene

-O-C-bond or a -O-Si-bond which cleaves upon the action of an acid

A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, A11 and A12 are for example a direct bond, -O-, or -S-, or are C1-C12alkylene or phenylene unsubstituted or substituted

Y1 is C1-C12alkylene which is for example substituted by OR4, or SR7

Y2 is e.g. a trivalent radical of C1-C12alkylene

Y3 is e.g. a tetravalent radical of C1-C12alkylene

X is halogen

Ar'1 is for example C1-C12alkyl which is unsubstituted or substituted

Ar''1 is for example phenylene

provided that at least one of the radicals Ar'1, Ar''1, is substituted by 1 to 3 groups of example halogen

R15, R16, R17 and R18 e.g. hydrogen or phenyl

R19, R20, R21, R22 R23 are e.g. phenyl

are especially suitable for the preparation of photoresists.

Priority: EP20000810879 Applic. Date: 2000-09-25; US2003-380029 Applic. Date: 2003-03-10; WO2001EP10784 Applic. Date: 2001-09-18

Inventor: YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; MATSUMOTO AKIRA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7246466B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Extruded profile system for forming sliding fenestration products

Applicant/Assignee: HI-TECH ENERGY WINDOWS LTD

Application No.: 10/895402   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A combination of profiles for forming slider and double hung sash windows or patio doors includes a common outer profile and two different inner profiles so that one inner profile can be used to form the double hung and the other to form the slider. This allows the slider top inner to be cut away to form a floating section resting on the top of the sash. This allows the drain holes to be formed separately in the inner and the outer to be longitudinally offset to prevent direct air penetration. The sash frame is formed with a removable glass stop on one side which snaps into engagement at right angles to the glass surface of the sealed unit to allow formation of a tri-pane with 0.5 inch spacing and to allow the use of two strips of adhesive one on each side of the sealed unit with no need for drainage.

Priority:

Inventor: TURNER PETER A [CA]


Patent No.: US7246944B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Packaging bags having slider-controlled closure strips

Applicant/Assignee: S2F FLEXICO

Application No.: 10/613147   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a bag having closure strips and a slider, and including a marker strip for preventing manipulation of the slider prior to the marker strip being ruptured, wherein said marker strip is formed integrally with a wall of the bag and includes a single-use adhesive zone designed to fix it in its in-use position on the opposite wall of the bag.

Priority: FR20020008442 Applic. Date: 2002-07-05

Inventor: BOIS HENRI GEORGES [FR]


Patent No.: US7247022B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Dental tray system with releasable hold inner and outer dental trays

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/047150   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A dental treatment system used to treat (e.g., bleach) a person's teeth. The inventive system includes an inner dental treatment tray having a tray configuration so as to fit over at least a portion of a person's upper or lower dental arch. The inner dental treatment tray is sufficiently thin and flexible so as to at least partially conform to a person's teeth without heating when used in combination with a dental treatment and/or adhesive composition. The dental treatment system includes an outer support tray positioned adjacent to the inner dental treatment tray so as to maintain the inner dental treatment tray in the tray configuration prior to placement of the inner dental treatment tray over the person's teeth.

The dental treatment system also includes temporary adhesion means (e.g., a weak adhesive) for maintaining the outer support tray adjacent to the inner dental treatment tray prior to and during placement of the inner dental treatment tray over the person's teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US7247498B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Device to alternately supply a fluid to an analyzer

Applicant/Assignee: SIEVERS INSTRUMENTS, INC IONICS INSTRUMENT BUSINESS GROUP GE ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS

Application No.: 10/352516   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Apparatus and methods for supplying a portion of a fluid stream and, alternately, a fluid of known composition and concentration to an analyzer are provided. The fluid stream is directed through a series of connected chambers formed in an integral housing. A sampling needle has an inlet in one of the chambers and an outlet in fluid communication with the analyzer. When desired, a tube or vial containing a known fluid may be inserted into a chamber containing the sampling needle, so that the known fluid will be supplied to the analyzer. A second needle provides ventilation to the vial to prevent the formation of a vacuum as the known fluid is drained from the vial.

Priority: US2001-894313 Applic. Date: 2001-06-27; US1999-368990 Applic. Date: 1999-08-05; US1998-191610 Applic. Date: 1998-11-13; US1996-629609 Applic. Date: 1996-04-09

Inventor: GODEC RICHARD D [US]; SILVESTER FRANK J [US]; BATEMAN BLAINE R [US]


Patent No.: US7247637B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Capped pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC., DURHAM, NC PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/131262   Filing Date: 18/May/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a compound represented by formula (I): where the structural variables are as defined herein. The compound is useful for promoting hydration of mucosal surfaces.

Priority: US2004-920410 Applic. Date: 2004-08-18; US20030495725P Applic. Date: 2003-08-18

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]; MOLINO BRUCE F [US]; ZHANG JIANZHONG [US]; SARGENT BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US7247659B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Photosensitive resin composition

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/484357   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A photosensitive composition comprising, (A) an oligomer or polymer containing at least one carboxylic acid group in the molecule and having a molecular weight of 200'000 or less

(B) at least one photoinitiator compound of formula I wherein R1 is linear or branched C1-C12alkyl

R2 is linear or branched C1-C4alkyl

R3 and R4 independently of one another are linear or branched C1-C8alkyl

and (C) a monomeric, oligomeric or polymeric compound having at least one olefinic double bond, is especially suitable for preparting photoresists, in particular color filters.

Priority: EP20010810734 Applic. Date: 2001-07-26; WO2002EP07989 Applic. Date: 2002-07-18

Inventor: KURA HISATOSHI [JP]; OKA HIDETAKA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7247660B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Dental composition based on silicone crosslinkable by cation process

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/781064   Filing Date: 18/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The invention concerns dental compositions. Said composition comprises (1) a silicone 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; US2001-806629 Applic. Date: 2001-06-25

Inventor: FRANCES JEAN-MARC [FR]


Patent No.: US7248171B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: RFID systems for automatically triggering and delivering stimuli

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/848251   Filing Date: 17/May/2004

Abstract:

Systems using RFID tags to identify subjects or objects using RFID readers located on a subject or in a suitable enclosure with associated host computers, stimulus generators and associated output devices are provided. The interactions can generate immediate or delayed stimuli involving one or more output types as well as recording of events.

Priority:

Inventor: MISHELEVICH DAVID J [US]


Patent No.: US7249601B2  Issued: 31/Jul/2007

Title: Method for vascular occlusive therapy

Applicant/Assignee: SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 10/384285   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A method for treating a blood vessel in a wall forming a gastrointestinal tract of a body of a mammal. A solution is introduced from the gastrointestinal tract into the vessel. A nonbiodegradable solid is formed in the vessel from the solution to create an occlusion in the vessel and thus terminate blood flow to the vessel distal of the occlusion.

Priority: US2001-853060 Applic. Date: 2001-05-10; US1999-412105 Applic. Date: 1999-10-04; US1999-232056 Applic. Date: 1999-01-15; US19980111884P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: SILVERMAN DAVID E [US]; STEIN ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7249948B2  Issued: 31/Jul/2007

Title: Ergonomic dental instruments for small hands

Applicant/Assignee: CHAPIN HILL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, LLC

Application No.: 11/197794   Filing Date: 04/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides systems and methods for ergonomic dental instruments for dental professionals with small hands. In one embodiment, a dental instrument includes an elongated metal handle having a length in the range of about 3- 7/16 inches to about 3- 15/16 inches and a diameter in the range of about 1/4 inches to about 3/4 inches. A working end may be operably coupled to one or both ends of the handle via a sweated fit. The length and knurling of the elongated metal shaft and terminal shaft facilitate optimum performance for the user.

Priority: US20040599496P Applic. Date: 2004-08-06

Inventor: HILL ELIZABETH J [US]


Patent No.: US7250155B2  Issued: 31/Jul/2007

Title: Dental bleaching agent kit and the method for bleaching teeth

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO

Application No.: 10/791783   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2004

Abstract:

To eliminate a defect in conventional dental bleaching agent, that light for activating titanium oxide hardly reaches down to the titanium oxide at the teeth surface to be bleached, a dental bleaching agent set consists of two components of which the first component is attached to teeth surface and irradiation of light is followed after the second component is contacted on the teeth surface, the first component consisting of an organic solvent, containing at least one of a titanium oxide, a nitrogen doped titanium oxide, and a titanium oxinitride having photocatalytic activities, and preferably one or more of a metal oxide, a metal salt, and a metal powder, a thickener and water, the second component consisting of a compound that produces hydrogen peroxide in water, a thickener and a carrier.

Priority: JP20030062839 Applic. Date: 2003-03-10

Inventor: YAMAGUCHI SHIN [JP]; SEKIGUCHI TOSHIHIRO [JP]; IKUSHIMA KEISUKE [JP]; AKAHANE SHOJI [JP]; AOKI KOYU [JP]; MORIKAWA TAKESHI [JP]; OHWAKI TAKESHI [JP]; TAGA YASUNORI [JP]


Patent No.: US7250452B2  Issued: 31/Jul/2007

Title: Dental compositions and methods with arylsulfinate salts

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/672814   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2003

Abstract:

Polymerizable compositions and methods are provided that include an ethylenically unsaturated compound and an arylsulfinate salt. The polymerizable compositions are useful as hardenable dental compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]; KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Patent No.: US7254873B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Scored tamper evident fastener tape

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC

Application No.: 10/228236   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A reclosable fastener tape includes a first fastener strip and a second fastener strip that is adapted to mate with the first fastener strip in a reclosable fashion. A sheet connects the first fastener strip to the second fastener strip. The sheet has an unpunctured tear line formed between the first fastener strip and the second fastener strip for providing a tamper evident hermetic seal when the fastener tape is sealed with a bag.

Priority: US2001-866457 Applic. Date: 2001-05-25; US1998-090851 Applic. Date: 1998-06-04; US20010314787P Applic. Date: 2001-08-24

Inventor: STOLMEIER ROBERT C [US]; EDELMAN PAUL F [US]


Patent No.: US7255094B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Fuel Vapor Recovery Canister

Applicant/Assignee: STANT MANUFACTURING INC

Application No.: 11/624063   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A vehicle fuel system includes a fuel vapor recovery canister containing a carbon bed configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from the fuel tank into the canister. A purge vacuum is applied to the canister to draw fuel vapor carrying reclaimed hydrocarbon material from the canister into an intake manifold coupled to an engine so that the reclaimed hydrocarbon material can be burned in the engine.

Priority: US2005-202966 Applic. Date: 2005-08-12

Inventor: KING TIMOTHY JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US7255102B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Metered dose spray device for use with macromolecular pharmaceutical agents such as insulin

Applicant/Assignee: GENEREX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED GENEREX PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 10/061856   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A metered dose spray device administers medicine contained therein to the buccal cavity within a user's mouth upon actuation of the device. A metered dose spray device comprising an insulin solution is also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: MODI PANKAJ [CA]


Patent No.: US7255111B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: DENTAL FLOSS APPLICATOR

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/308624   Filing Date: 13/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A dental floss applicator of this invention comprises a housing, a dental floss stick, a floss spool, a spring rack, a take-up wheel, and a rotary knob with a springy ratchet on the inside. The spring rack has a stop portion engaged with a gear wheel fastened to the floss spool to stretch the dental floss, and a press portion extending to the outside of the housing for pressing by the user to loosen the dental floss on the dental floss stick. The springy ratchet releases the stop portion of the spring rack step by step upon rotation of the rotary knob, allowing the used segment of the dental floss to be taken up.

Priority: TW20050207496U Applic. Date: 2005-05-10

Inventor: CHEN CHENG-CHUAN [TW]


Patent No.: US7255116B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Stripe removal system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/884643   Filing Date: 02/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A system for removing paint and other coatings from hard surfaces is mounted on a truck for over-the-road travel. The truck bed carries a high power vacuum pump, a self propelled tractor with an attached blast head, a liquid reservoir, a sump or vacuum tank, and a ramp for loading the tractor. The reservoir is connected to a low pressure pump that transfers water to the high pressure pump. The high pressure pump is connected to the blast head by a high pressure hose. A vacuum hose is connected to the sump which has an internal enclosure for separating the waste materials from the liquid for easy dumping of semi dried materials.

Priority:

Inventor: CROCKER JAMES P [US]


Patent No.: US7255562B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Dental mill blanks

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/027278   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A dental mill blank comprising a resin and a filler, wherein the blank is fabricated such that it passes a Thermal Shock Test. The mill blank is substantially free of cracks and discontinuities. Further, the blank may have superior cuttability and hardness.

Priority: US1999-227230 Applic. Date: 1999-01-08

Inventor: RUSIN RICHARD P [US]; CUMMINGS KEVIN M [US]; CARUFEL ROGER J [US]


Patent No.: US7255704B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Skin exfoliating tool and kit

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

Application No.: 10/998926   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A skin exfoliating tool and kit is provided wherein the tool includes an applicator wand and a drying tray. The wand features a gripping handle, a platform projecting circumferentially outward from the handle and a pliable pad attached to the platform. The wand nests in the drying tray, the latter being formed with a cavity for receiving the pad, the cavity being defined by a floor and an open mouth. The tray has at least one drainage orifice adjacent the floor. The kit incorporates the exfoliating tool in combination with a skin exfoliating composition that is formulated with abrasive particles in a carrier vehicle.

Priority:

Inventor: HOGAN KRISTEN SHAY [US]; HEFFERLE KATHLEEN MARIE [US]; TUITE PETER JOHN [US]; PULEO ANDRE MARIE [US]; PISA GINA MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US7256346B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Rail profile and presentation device produced therewith

Applicant/Assignee: VISPLAY INTERNATIONAL, AG

Application No.: 10/564570   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The rail profile ( 1,2 ) is provided for vertical inclusion in a support structure ( 9 ) with a function as a presentation device. A current rail ( 3 ) with a power supply is provided within the profile rail ( 1,2 ), with current conductors ( 35,36 ) partially embedded in an insulation profile. A passage running through the profile rail ( 1,2 ) from the front access thereto, runs all the way along the profile rail ( 1,2 ) and permits access for an adapter ( 4 ) to the current conductors ( 35,36 ) in freely selectable positions for the supply of a user ( 79 ), for example a lamp. In the assembled state, in principle, only the passage is visible from the front side ( 90 ) of the support structure ( 9 ). In a further embodiment of the profile rail ( 2 ), support arms ( 8 ) are included in the passage which serve for the direct hanging of objects, or for the retention of supports ( 7 ).

Support structures ( 9 ) can, for example, be sales stands, rear, middle or dividing walls. For the construction of a complex arrangement, for example, a presentation wall, both versions of the profile rail ( 1,2 ) may be used adjacently. The profile rails ( 1,2 ) are advantageously produced as aluminium extruded profiles which may be cut to length for particular applications.

Priority: WO2004CH00515 Applic. Date: 2004-08-17; DE20032014260U Applic. Date: 2003-09-15

Inventor: WALTER HERBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US7259135B2  Issued: 21/Aug/2007

Title: Use of hexenal derivatives as perfumes

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/503588   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to hexenal derivatives of general structure (I), in which one of the bonds represented by dashes is a C-C single bond and the other is a C-C double bond, with the proviso that the C-C double bond can have a Z or E configuration, provided that it is in the C 3/4 position. Said derivatives are characterised by an interesting and original perfume that pervades a wide area and are suitable for use as perfumes, for example in cosmetic preparations, technical products or the alcohol-based perfume industry.

Priority: DE20021006771 Applic. Date: 2002-02-19; WO2003EP01273 Applic. Date: 2003-02-10

Inventor: MARKERT THOMAS [DE]; SPEITKAMP MARC [DE]; RITTLER FRANK [DE]


Patent No.: US7260855B2  Issued: 28/Aug/2007

Title: Portable individual collapsible latrine

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/334272   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A portable, individual, collapsible latrine especially suitable for outdoor use including military personnel. The latrine comprises a pair of generally rectangular shaped members, preferably of a molded plastic material, fitting one inside the other and hingedly connected, to form a collapsible frame. A pair of straps connect the upper ends of the two frame members to limit the extent of opening, and to support weight placed on the lid (namely the weight of a user). A lid (also of a molded plastic material) is hingedly connected to one of the frame members, preferably by means of a "living hinge" molded into the material. A disposable bag fits into an opening in the lid, for capturing human waste, with material in the bag to at least partially absorb the waste. A supply of toilet tissue, bags, and absorbent material are carried on the frame by removable cords.

Retainer straps are provided on both sides of the latrine, with at least one end removably mounted by a hook-and-loop fastener, for secure yet releasable holding of equipment, for example a weapon.

Priority:

Inventor: AYCOCK GERALD E [US]


Patent No.: US7260868B2  Issued: 28/Aug/2007

Title: Simple dust collector

Applicant/Assignee: SAN FORD MACHINERY CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/841636   Filing Date: 10/May/2004

Abstract:

A simple dust collector includes a housing, a base plate horizontally separating the interior of the housing to form a motor chamber for fix a motor to rotate a fan covered by a fan cover under the base plate. A sucking passageway and a wind-exhausting hole are formed under the fan cover, and a tube joint is connected with the sucking passageway connected to a dust tube. The plurality of wind outlets are formed in a lower section of the housing and sealed by an airy cloth ring to filter dust from wind. The housing has an opening in a lower side and the opening is fitted with a dust bag for dust carried by the wind generated by the fan from the passageway and swirled by centrifugal force caused by rotation of the fan to fall and be collected in the dust bag.

Priority:

Inventor: CHENG CHIEH YUAN [TW]


Patent No.: US7261889B2  Issued: 28/Aug/2007

Title: Local anesthetic methods and kits

Applicant/Assignee: NOVALAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/081640   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2005

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: US2002-155020 Applic. Date: 2002-05-28; US2001-852751 Applic. Date: 2001-05-11; US20000203800P Applic. Date: 2000-05-12; US20000235855P Applic. Date: 2000-09-27

Inventor: WEBER ECKARD [US]; KATZ HOWARD I [US]


Patent No.: US7262228B2  Issued: 28/Aug/2007

Title: Photoinitiator systems with anthracene-based electron donors for curing cationically polymerizable resins

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/719598   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention features a photopolymerizable composition that comprises a cationically polymerizable resin, and a photoinitiator system comprising an iodonium salt, a visible light sensitizer, and one or more anthracene-based compounds as electron donors. Electron donor combinations used in the invention include multiple substituted anthracene compounds or a combination of at least one substituted anthracene compound with unsubstituted anthracene.

Priority:

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; DEDE KARSTEN [DE]; DYKSTRA CRAIG A [US]; RUSSELL VICTORIA A [US]; THALACKER CHRISTOPH [DE]; WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US7264119B2  Issued: 04/Sep/2007

Title: Chained pouches system and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/673113   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A storage system comprising two or more pouches, joined sequentially pouch-lip to pouch-lip by a flexible coupling portion, wherein each coupling portion flexes to permit manipulation of the joined set of pouches, combines advantageous modes of storage, display and access, such as paging, tipping/fan, accordion, parallel, push down, reverse parallel, and pull up modes, with a greatly simplified manufacturing process. The storage system is a very versatile product, suitable for use with a wide variety of inserts, whether planar or non-planar objects, solids or liquids, and for a wide variety of uses to improve identification, retrieval or dispensing of stored inserts.

Priority: US20020413804P Applic. Date: 2002-09-25

Inventor: NAVICKAS JONAS A [US]


Patent No.: US7264471B2  Issued: 04/Sep/2007

Title: Methods and kits for bleaching teeth while protecting adjacent gingival tissue

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/839419   Filing Date: 05/May/2004

Abstract:

Dental bleaching methods and kits employ a dental bleaching composition, a protective composition and a barrier layer. The dental bleaching composition is positioned so as to contact a person's tooth surfaces. The protective composition is positioned so as to shield a person's gingival tissue from the bleaching composition during tooth bleaching. The barrier layer protects at least the bleaching composition from saliva and/or mechanical forces during tooth bleaching. The dental bleaching composition and protective composition can be in the form of a sticky and viscous gel. The protective composition may alternatively be a flexible polymerizable material. The barrier layer may be a substantially flat sheet, strip or patch, or it may comprise a dental tray.

Priority:

Inventor: MALCMACHER LOUIS J [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US7264817B1  Issued: 04/Sep/2007

Title: Immunogenic composition based on a truncated derivative of a membrane bound protein and process for making it

Applicant/Assignee: GENENTECH, INC

Application No.: 08/459141   Filing Date: 02/Jun/1995

Abstract:

Disclosed is an invention related to the preparation and use of vaccines against pathogenic organisms, such as herpes virus. The vaccines hereof are based upon the use of truncated, membrane-free derivatives of a membrane-bound polypeptide from the pathogen. These polypeptides when incorporated into a vaccine composition afford protection against pathogenic challenge after administration.

Priority: US1994-357084 Applic. Date: 1994-12-15; US1993-171858 Applic. Date: 1993-12-21; US1991-814243 Applic. Date: 1991-12-23; US1991-695585 Applic. Date: 1991-05-03; US1986-878087 Applic. Date: 1986-06-24; US1984-588170 Applic. Date: 1984-03-09; US1983-547551 Applic. Date: 1983-10-31; US1983-527917 Applic. Date: 1983-08-30

Inventor: BERMAN PHILLIP W [US]; LASKY LAURENCE A [US]


Patent No.: US7264933B2  Issued: 04/Sep/2007

Title: Methods to identify biologically active agents and synergistic combinations

Applicant/Assignee: SYNERGY BIOSYSTEMS LTD

Application No.: 10/807811   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Methods are described using a particular type of assay system, the Multi-Pathway High Throughput Assay, in conjunction with a novel experimental strategy, whereby repeated cycles of experiments result in the identification of the most effective synergistic combinations of potential active agents from a library of materials. The novel experimental strategy not only requires far fewer total experiments than would be required using conventional discovery strategies but also maximizes the probability of finding highly synergistic combinations through the principle of multiple-pathway intervention.

Priority: US20030457859P Applic. Date: 2003-03-26; US20030457860P Applic. Date: 2003-03-26; US20030457861P Applic. Date: 2003-03-26; US20030483564P Applic. Date: 2003-06-28

Inventor: SCOTT IAN R [US]


Patent No.: US7267250B2  Issued: 11/Sep/2007

Title: Closure with concertina element and processing means

Applicant/Assignee: TELEZYGOLOGY INC

Application No.: 10/655586   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides in a first aspect a closure ( 10 ) for a passageway such as a bottleneck. The closure ( 10 ) has a concertina element ( 16 ). When the concertina element ( 16 ) is released, the closure ( 10 ) can be removed from the passageway. The concertina element ( 16 ) may have folds ( 18 ), including compressible folds, may be in the form of a spiral. In a further aspect, the invention provides a second aspect a closure ( 110 ), which has a processing ( 132 ). The processing ( 132 ) may include a computer chip ( 134 ), is adapted to receive or convey various types of data, such as characteristics of the contents of the container closed by the closure ( 10 ). The first and second aspects may be combined.

Priority: AU2001PR03565 Applic. Date: 2001-03-07; AU2001PR04364 Applic. Date: 2001-04-11; WO2002AU00262 Applic. Date: 2002-03-07

Inventor: RUDDUCK DICKORY [AU]; HORT MICHAEL JOHN LAYBOURNE [AU]


Patent No.: US7267546B2  Issued: 11/Sep/2007

Title: Light meter for detecting and measuring intensity of two or more wavelengths of light

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/914479   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A light meter for detecting two or more different wavelengths of light and methods for determining whether a light source configured to emit light at two or more dominant wavelengths is working properly. The inventive light meter includes a housing, two or more receiving means for receiving light energy emitted by an external light source wherein each receiving means is configured to receive light energy of a desired wavelength, detecting means for detecting and measuring light energy received by the receiving means, and display means for providing a visual indication of the existence and intensity of one or more wavelengths of light energy received by the receiving means.

Priority:

Inventor: SCOTT ROBERT R [US]; MCLEAN BRUCE S [US]


Patent No.: US7267672B2  Issued: 11/Sep/2007

Title: Method and apparatus for processing hard material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/410578   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A method and apparatus are provided for processing a hard material, for example a hard biological material such as dental enamel or bone, with optical radiation. A treatment zone of the material is selectively cleaned of ablation products and other dirt to enhance processing efficiency, and a tip through which the optical radiation is applied to the treatment zone of the hard material is spaced slightly from the treatment zone during at least a portion of the time that hydrating fluid is being applied to the zone and/or while air or another gas is applied to the zone to clean the surface thereof.

Priority: US20020371097P Applic. Date: 2002-04-09

Inventor: ALTSHULER GREGORY B [US]; BELIKOV ANDREI V [RU]


Patent No.: US7270238B2  Issued: 18/Sep/2007

Title: Vacuum sealable bag apparatus and method

Applicant/Assignee: FOODFRESH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/782536   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Some embodiments of the present invention provide a vacuum sealable storage bag and method in which a pad of material is located within the storage bag and is positioned to block, trap, and/or absorb fluid from product to be stored within the storage bag. The pad of material can comprise fluid-absorbing material, and in some embodiments is positioned between an open mouth of the bag and an interior of the bag in which product is retained.

Priority: US2002-124589 Applic. Date: 2002-04-17; US20010284690P Applic. Date: 2001-04-17; US20030448244P Applic. Date: 2003-02-19

Inventor: SHANNON DANIEL P [US]


Patent No.: US7270239B1  Issued: 18/Sep/2007

Title: Dental stain preventer

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/029513   Filing Date: 06/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A compact personal package for tooth stain prevention between regular brushings includes a small brush and a small quantity of specially formulated cleaning material enables a user to immediately remove stain-causing substances from the teeth and freshen the breath as promptly as possible after exposure to such substances, so as to prevent the stain from setting in. A first embodiment is directed to a disposable product for essentially one-time usage, while a second embodiment is directed to a re-usable product. Variations in packaging are provided for maximum personal convenience as well as for commercial distribution efficiency. The products offer substantial promotional potential as complimentary guest gifts in restaurants, motels and hotels, as well as retain items directed to the general public.

Priority:

Inventor: ROSS KAREN L [US]


Patent No.: US7270540B2  Issued: 18/Sep/2007

Title: Adjustable dental impression tray and methods for using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/427733   Filing Date: 01/May/2003

Abstract:

An adjustable dental impression tray including a first arcuate member and a second arcuate member configured to selectively engage the first arcuate member. The first and second arcuate members forming a channel adapted to receive a quantity of impression material. The adjustable dental impression tray having a handle formed at one end which facilitates the introduction and removal of the impression tray into and from the mouth of a patient. An adjustment mechanism engageably disposed in relation to the first and second arcuate members, wherein the adjustment mechanism provides for the selective adjustment of the first arcuate member in at least one fixed position relative to the second arcuate position, wherein defining one or more widths of the channel.

Preferably, the channel is formed having a general U-shaped configuration which approximates the various sizes of the dentition of a patient. In preferred design, each of the arcuate members comprise an outer wall, an inner wall and a platform surface. A locking member is preferably formed in relation to the arcuate members to receive and retain the impression material in relation to the channel. In addition, one or more notches may be formed in the length of the arcuate members to provide means for removing at least a portion of the length of one or both of the arcuate members, thereby forming a "quadrant" or an "anterior" dental tray.

Priority: US2000-649198 Applic. Date: 2000-08-28

Inventor: SKINNER GREGORY C [US]


Patent No.: US7273327B2  Issued: 25/Sep/2007

Title: Oral care implement

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/986809   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2004

Abstract:

An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a releasable material (e.g., an oral medicament) and a tissue cleanser for cleaning the soft tissues and removing odor-causing bacteria from the mouth. In one arrangement, the releasable material is disposed on the surface of the tissue cleanser. In one arrangement, the releasable material is disposed behind the tissue cleanser. In one arrangement, the releasable material is incorporated in the composition of the tissue cleanser.

Priority: US2004-869922 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US2003-601106 Applic. Date: 2003-06-20; US20040600701P Applic. Date: 2004-08-11

Inventor: HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS J [US]; WONG CHI SHING [US]


Patent No.: US7273853B2  Issued: 25/Sep/2007

Title: 6-11 Bicyclic ketolide derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/042720   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2005

Abstract:

The present invention discloses compounds of formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, or prodrugs thereof: which exhibit antibacterial properties. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the aforementioned compounds for administration to a subject in need of antibiotic treatment. The invention also relates to methods of treating a bacterial infection in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compounds of the present invention. The invention further includes process by which to make the compounds of the present invention.

Priority: US2003-717290 Applic. Date: 2003-11-19; US2003-429485 Applic. Date: 2003-05-05; US2002-144558 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13

Inventor: OR YAT SUN [US]; WANG GUOQIANG [US]; PHAN LY TAM [US]; NIU DEQIANG [US]; VO NHA HUU [US]; QIU YAO-LING [US]; WANG YANCHUN [US]; BUSUYEK MARINA [US]; HOU YING [US]; PENG YULIN [US]; KIM HEEJIN [US]; LIU TONGZHU [US]; FARMER JAY JUDSON [US]; XU GUOYOU [US]


Patent No.: US7275933B2  Issued: 02/Oct/2007

Title: Method of manufacturing dental restorations

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/862177   Filing Date: 04/Jun/2004

Abstract:

Method of manufacturing dental restorations using curable compositions including degradable macromonomers having one or more terminal acrylate or methacrylate functionality, a curing composition, a filler composition including 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 include 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: US2001-005298 Applic. Date: 2001-12-05; US2000-638206 Applic. Date: 2000-08-11; US20000251408P Applic. Date: 2000-12-05

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


Patent No.: US7279151B2  Issued: 09/Oct/2007

Title: Herbal oro-dental care composition and process for preparing the same

Applicant/Assignee: SITUATED AT : RAFI MARG COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 10/810011   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel dental compositions and methods for preventing dental plaque and caries formation and generally for inhibiting tooth decay and brightening/whitening teeth. The compositions of this invention comprise herbs such as Citrus karna raf., Zanthoxylum armatum D.C. and Azadirachta indica A. Juss. 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 Mint.

Priority: WO2003IN00417 Applic. Date: 2003-12-30

Inventor: PUSHPANGADAN PALPU [IN]; RAO CHANDANA VENKATESWARA [IN]; OJHA SANJEEV KUMAR [IN]; NAIR KUTTAN PILLAI NARAYANAN [IN]; PANDEY MADAN MOHAN [IN]; RAWAT AJAY KUMAR SINGH [IN]; MEHROTRA SHANTA [IN]


Patent No.: US7279238B2  Issued: 09/Oct/2007

Title: Pressable glass-ceramics with textured microstructure

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CERAMICS, INC

Application No.: 10/646171   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2003

Abstract:

A pressable dental ceramic comprising a mixture of glass and glass-ceramic frits. A refractory filler is also combined with the frits. The dental ceramic contains an amount of leucite less than about 35 percent by weight. Other additives may be included such as pigments, opacifying agents and fluorescing agents. The dental ceramic comprises a cellular-like microstructure comprised of glassy regions surrounded by clusters of leucite crystals distributed around those glassy regions forming a cellular three-dimensional network.

Priority: US20020436202P Applic. Date: 2002-12-23

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]


Patent No.: US7282075B2  Issued: 16/Oct/2007

Title: Z-filter media with reverse-flow cleaning systems and methods

Applicant/Assignee: DONALDSON COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 10/731564   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A method for cleaning a filter having Z-media includes providing a filter having Z-media and cleaning the media construction by directing a pulse of compressed gas into the media construction through the downstream flow face. Filter elements useable with such methods include elements made of Z-media. An example system utilizing the method includes a gas turbine air intake system.

Priority: US20020432923P Applic. Date: 2002-12-11

Inventor: SPORRE TIMOTHY D [US]; ROTHMAN JIM C [US]; HANDLEY MICHAEL W [US]; RAETHER THOMAS D [US]


Patent No.: US7282098B2  Issued: 16/Oct/2007

Title: Processing-Subject cleaning method and apparatus, and device manufacturing method and device

Applicant/Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/366664   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A method for reducing energy consumption, and amounts of cleaning liquids and rinse liquids used. A cleaning head has a plurality of cleaning units and a drying unit. The organic, and inorganic, substance cleaning portions of each cleaning head, blows a first, and a second, cleaning agent selectively over a portion to be cleaned of a substrate, and sucks reaction products etc. through a first, and second, suction mouth, respectively. A rinse portion blows pure water over the portion of the substrate from which inorganic substances have been removed, and sucks its vapor through a third suction mouth. The drying unit dries the substrate by blowing out a heated gas from a hot wind blowing-out mouth. A light guide illuminates the portion to be cleaned, of the substrate, with ultraviolet light, and thereby decomposes residual organic substances.

Priority: JP20020073071 Applic. Date: 2002-03-15

Inventor: MORI YOSHIAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7282195B2  Issued: 16/Oct/2007

Title: Flavored sealants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/410848   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A single-component composition for repairing, protecting or sealing teeth comprising a polymerizable resin, a flavoring agent, wherein the flavoring agent is a non-oil containing natural flavoring agent, or an artificial flavoring agent, an ultraviolet light absorber, a curing system, and optionally a filler.

Priority:

Inventor: MACDOUGALD IAN T [US]; JIA WEITAO [US]


Patent No.: US7282471B2  Issued: 16/Oct/2007

Title: Personal care compositions with glycerin and hydroxypropyl quaternary ammonium salts

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/222104   Filing Date: 08/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A personal care composition is provided formulated with glycerin and a moisturization enhancing agent which is a salt of structure AB, wherein A is a cationic charged component, B is an anionic charged component, and A has at least one quaternized nitrogen atom and at least two hydroxyl groups and a molecular weight no higher than about 400.

Priority:

Inventor: HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]; MCMANUS RICHARD LOREN [US]; HURLEY MEGAN KATHLEEN [US]; MINER PHILIP EDWARD [US]; CHANDAR PREM [US]; BARROW STEPHEN ROY [US]


Patent No.: US7282584B2  Issued: 16/Oct/2007

Title: Methylene blue

Applicant/Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG

Application No.: 11/521971   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Composition comprising a polymerizable compound with at least one conjugated unsaturated group and methylene blue to prevent premature polymerization of the polymerizable compound. The methylene blue is present in a concentration of 10 to 5000 ppm.

Priority: EP20040014072 Applic. Date: 2004-06-16; EP20050020181 Applic. Date: 2005-09-16; WO2005EP04977 Applic. Date: 2005-05-09

Inventor: MOLENBERG AALDERT [CH]


Patent No.: US7283058B2  Issued: 16/Oct/2007

Title: Tree smoke detection system and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/230678   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A tree smoke detection system and method which includes a conically shaped smoke collector housing having an interior wall extending between a wide entrance mouth opening and a narrow exit vent opening and a smoke detection device mounted to the interior wall to position the smoke detection device facing and adjacent to an imaginary center line passing through the wide entrance mouth opening and the narrow exit vent opening to facilitate detecting smoke flow along the imaginary center line.

Priority: US20050714521P Applic. Date: 2005-02-01

Inventor: KISNER ALLEN PAUL [US]; KISNER JANET L [US]


Patent No.: US7287643B1  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Tooth care device, kit and method of use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/041684   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A tooth care device, a kit for a tooth care device and an associated method of using same are described for providing a convenient and hygienic way of transporting and using a tooth care product. The device includes a base, a gelcap, and a cover. The base has a plurality of hollow wells in which each gelcap is sequestered within each hollow well of the base. Each gelcap has an outer shell and an inner toothpaste core. The cover is attached over the base so that the plurality of gelcaps is hermetically sealed within the device. The kit includes the device and a toothbrush. The method includes the steps of bending, brushing, expectorating, grasping, inserting, obtaining, pealing, placing, pinching, pressing, removing, rinsing, taking, transporting, tearing, and withdrawing.

Priority:

Inventor: GLOVER SR LARRY D [US]


Patent No.: US7287981B2  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Cooling device and method for intraoral device illumination source

Applicant/Assignee: INNERLITE, INC

Application No.: 11/223098   Filing Date: 09/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A method of using a heat sink device with an intraoral illumination device includes inserting an intraoral illumination device at least partially in a patient's mouth, connecting a heat sink device to the intraoral illumination device, the heat sink device including an illumination device that emits light and heat when activated and a heat sink member thermally coupled to the illumination device

activating the illumination device so that light is transmitted to the intraoral illumination device and into the patient's mouth, aspirating fluid from the patient's mouth at negative pressure

and causing aspirated fluid to flow past the heat sink member at negative pressure so that heat is removed from the heat sink member, causing the illumination device to be cooled.

Priority: US2003-375230 Applic. Date: 2003-02-27; US2001-006732 Applic. Date: 2001-11-15; 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]


Patent No.: US7287983B2  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Polymeric dental implant

Applicant/Assignee: POLYDENT MEDICAL DEVICES LTD

Application No.: 10/476577   Filing Date: 14/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a polymeric implant, especially useful for dental medicine. More specifically, the present invention relates to a polymerizable device comprising an artificial tooth's root and an abutment anchored therein and to a kit comprising interalia the same. The present invention also relates to a method for implanting the implant in the alveolar bore of previously extracted tooth.

Priority: IL20010142933 Applic. Date: 2001-05-03; WO2002IL00316 Applic. Date: 2002-04-21

Inventor: ILAN DANIEL [IL]


Patent No.: US7288247B2  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Antibodies for use in targeted and temporary treatment of humans and animals

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/780205   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2001

Abstract:

An antibody or an antibody fragment that binds to an epitope under specifically chosen conditions

the binding of which to the epitope is broken under specifically chosen different conditions. Also, an antibody or antibody fragment with which a diagnostically, therapeutically or cosmetically active substance is optionally conjugated, for targeted and temporary diagnostic, therapeutic, or cosmetic treatment of externally accessible parts of the human and animal body. Both the specifically chosen binding conditions and the conditions wherein the binding is broken lie within physiologically acceptable limits and involve pH and/or ionic strength. The antibody or antibody fragment can be used for targeted and temporary treatment of externally accessible parts of the human and animal body.

Also, a composition including at least one antibody, or a fragment thereof, according to the invention such as a teeth cleaning agent, mouthwash, mouth spray, chewing tablet, cream or ointment.

Priority: WO1999NL00509 Applic. Date: 1999-08-10; NL19981009834 Applic. Date: 1998-08-10

Inventor: WOUTERS STANISLAUS LAURENS JOH [NL]; RENGGLI HEINZ HELMUT [NL]; HORBACH DANIELLE ANGELIQUE [NL]


Patent No.: US7290545B2  Issued: 06/Nov/2007

Title: Face mask with anti-fog folding

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 11/021543   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A face mask is provided that is configured to reduce or eliminate fogging that may occur on eye wear or an eyeshield worn by a user of the face mask. The face mask includes a body portion that has a layer with an inner surface configured for facing the face of the user. The layer has at least one fold that extends in a horizontal direction across at least a portion of the layer. The fold has a fold forming portion located between and attached to two primary portions of the layer. The inner surface of the fold forming portion is in facing relationship with the inner surface of the vertically disposed lower primary portion.

Priority:

Inventor: KLEMAN ANGELA M [US]; STEINDORF ERIC C [US]; SPENCE TAMEKA [US]; REDDY KIRAN K [US]


Patent No.: US7290611B2  Issued: 06/Nov/2007

Title: Methods and systems for cementing wells that lack surface casing

Applicant/Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC

Application No.: 10/897249   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Methods and systems for cementing casing in well bores drilled in subterranean formations, and more particularly, methods and systems for cementing casing in a well bore without surface casing or a well head are provided. A method provided herein may comprise sealing an annulus at the mouth of the well bore with a seal

pumping a cement composition into the annulus through the seal

and taking circulation fluid returns from the inner diameter of the casing. A system provided herein may comprise a seal of an annulus at the mouth of the well bore

a cement composition pump fluidly connected to the annulus through the seal

and a coupling connected to the exposed end of the casing for taking circulation fluid returns from the inner diameter of the casing.

Priority:

Inventor: BADALAMENTI ANTHONY M [US]; TURTON SIMON [US]; BLANCHARD KARL W [US]; FAUL RONALD R [US]; CROWDER MICHAEL G [US]; ROGERS HENRY E [US]; GRIFFITH JAMES E [US]


Patent No.: US7290679B2  Issued: 06/Nov/2007

Title: Foldable air insulating sleeve

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/459337   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A foldable air insulating sleeve for insulating beverage and food containers is herein provided. More particularly, the foldable air insulating sleeve secures a cup in a manner that leaves a pocket of air surrounding the cup. This provides for improved temperature regulation and sufficient thermal insulation to assist the user in firmly grasping and handling the cup despite excess heat or condensation caused by the temperature of the cup's contents. Because the bases of most disposable cups are narrower than their respective rims, more air and thus greater insulation is found towards the bottom of cups secured by foldable air insulating sleeves. The wider base also gives such cups more stability. Printable material can also be affixed on the foldable air insulating sleeve's outer surface for advertising or other purposes.

Some embodiments of the foldable air insulating sleeve include a lid to further improve thermal insulation.

Priority:

Inventor: HECHMATI LAURENT [US]


Patent No.: US7291603B2  Issued: 06/Nov/2007

Title: Nucleoside compounds and their use for treating cancer and diseases associated with somatic mutations

Applicant/Assignee: PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC

Application No.: 10/625059   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The invention encompasses nucleoside compounds, compositions comprising the compounds and methods for treating or preventing diseases associated with nonsense mutations of mRNA by administering these compounds or compositions.

Priority: US20020398334P Applic. Date: 2002-07-24

Inventor: WILDE RICHARD G [US]; KENNEDY PAUL D [US]; ALMSTEAD NEIL G [US]; WELCH ELLEN M [US]; TAKASUGI JAMES J [US]; FRIESEN WESTLEY J [US]


Patent No.: US7291654B2  Issued: 06/Nov/2007

Title: Storage stability of photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/531482   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I), wherein R1 is hydrogen or alkyl

R2 is C1-C4alkoxy or a morpholino radical

and R3 is hydrogen or C1-C4alkoxy, are suitable for improving the solubility of specific photoinitiators in formulations and accordingly enhance the storage stability of formulations comprising a photoinitiator and compounds of formula (I)

Priority: CH20020001800 Applic. Date: 2002-10-28; WO2003EP50729 Applic. Date: 2003-10-17

Inventor: ULRICH THOMAS [CH]; BOLLE THOMAS [DE]; DIETLIKER KURT [CH]; WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; FUCHS ANDRE [DE]


Patent No.: US7293987B2  Issued: 13/Nov/2007

Title: Adjustable bite ramps for deep bite correction and kits incorporating bite ramps

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/835963   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2004

Abstract:

An adjustable bite ramp includes a tooth-attachment element and ramp element. The tooth-attachment element is sized and configured for bonding to the lingual surface of a person's tooth, while the ramp element is hingedly or bendably adjustable relative to the tooth-attachment element. The ramp element provides a ramp at a desired angle for engaging a corresponding tooth of the opposite dental arch when the person's mouth is closed. The engagement between the ramp element and the corresponding tooth of the opposite dental arch causes the lower jaw to move forward relative to the upper jaw, thereby incrementally correcting the deep bite condition.

Priority:

Inventor: ABELS NORBERT [DE]; BACKES CLAUS-H [DE]


Patent No.: US7294141B2  Issued: 13/Nov/2007

Title: Pacifier, a system and a method for maintaining proper dentitions

Applicant/Assignee: ORTHO-TAIN, INC

Application No.: 10/665458   Filing Date: 18/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A pacifier, a system and a method for maintaining proper dentitions in a child are provided. The pacifier may have a bulb which is connected to an external shield by an isthmus. A child may suck on the bulb when the pacifier is worn in the mouth. The isthmus connecting the bulb and the external shield may be flat. Moreover, the isthmus may have a thickness which may be less than a thickness of known connectors, and may be wider from side-to-side than connectors associated with known pacifiers which connect a bulb and an external shield. As a result, the pacifier may prevent the child from developing, for example, an open bite or other malocclusion. The pacifier may or may not incorporate a thickened pillow to aid in the reduction of pain associated with teething.

Priority: US20020412454P Applic. Date: 2002-09-20

Inventor: BERGERSEN EARL O [US]


Patent No.: US7294187B2  Issued: 13/Nov/2007

Title: Rapid-hardening calcium phosphate cement compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ADA FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/941443   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A bone or dental implant material in the form of a paste includes a mixture of calcium phosphate and/or calcium-containing powders and a solution that is (1) an acidic calcium phosphate solution saturated with respect to one or more calcium phosphate compounds, (2) a concentrated acid solution, or (3) salt solutions with a cationic component other than calcium. The paste is stable, resistant to washout and will form hydroxyapatite and harden relatively rapidly to a cement.

Priority: US2002-057554 Applic. Date: 2002-01-23; US20010263894P Applic. Date: 2001-01-24; US20040536899P Applic. Date: 2004-01-16

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


Patent No.: US7294340B2  Issued: 13/Nov/2007

Title: Healthcare and cosmetic compositions containing nanodiamond

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/814660   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Nanodiamonds can be included in various compositions to take advantage of the ability of nanodiamond to bond with biological materials and to improve mechanical strength. Nanodiamonds can be dispersed in a biologically acceptable carrier to form various nanodiamond compositions. The presence of nanodiamonds can increase binding with many biological materials, making the compositions of the present invention useful for a large variety of purposes such as cleansing, testing and identification of materials, and treatment of adverse conditions. Specific examples of nanodiamond compositions that can be formulated include deodorants, toothpastes, shampoos, antibiotics, dermal strips, DNA test strips, skin cleansers, and the like. Similarly, nanodiamond particles can be included in a cosmetic nanodiamond composition within a cosmetically acceptable carrier.

Cosmetic nanodiamond compositions can include, for example, nail polish, eyeliner, lip gloss, exfoliant, and the like.

Priority:

Inventor: SUNG CHIEN-MIN [TW]; SUNG MICHAEL [US]; SUNG EMILY [US]


Patent No.: US7296570B2  Issued: 20/Nov/2007

Title: Thermal retention patient hood

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/512170   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A thermal retention hood for reducing heat loss from a patient's head during and following surgery includes an enclosure configured to cover the face and head of the patient, and configured to retain heat within the enclosure. The enclosure is at least partially transparent, to give a practitioner visual access to a patient's face. The hood further includes a scored line in the enclosure in a position corresponding to the patient's nose and mouth, a second scored line surrounding a region of the enclosure corresponding to the location of the patient's face, and a strap configured to secure an open end of the enclosure around the patient's neck. The hood may also include an absorbent pad within the enclosure, positioned to cover a portion of the back of the patient's head to absorb excess moisture.

Priority: WO2003US21562 Applic. Date: 2003-07-10

Inventor: HUTCHINSON CHAD H [US]


Patent No.: US7297327B2  Issued: 20/Nov/2007

Title: Oral care malodor composition

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/020009   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2004

Abstract:

An oral odor control agent admixture of generally equivalent proportions of thymol, anise, fennel, basil, and juniperberry essential oils shows efficacy as an odor control agent in oral care for control of garlic odor.

Priority:

Inventor: PILCH SHIRA [US]; WILLIAMS MALCOLM [US]; VAZQUEZ JOE [US]


Patent No.: US7297645B2  Issued: 20/Nov/2007

Title: Opalescent glass-ceramic product

Applicant/Assignee: DEGUDENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/500475   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2004

Abstract:

An opalescent glass-ceramic product, especially for use as a dental material or as an additive to or component of dental material, including SiO2, Al2O3, P2O5, Na2O, K2O, CaO and Me(IV))O2. In order to obtain improved opalescence with improved transparency, in addition to fluorescence, thermal expansion and a combustion temperature adapted to other materials, the opalescent ceramic product is completely or substantially devoid of ZrO2 and TiO2, such that the Me(II)O content in the glass ceramic is less than approximately 4 wt % and the Me(IV)O2 content amounts to approximately 0.5-3 wt %. The invention also relates to a method for the production of the opalescent glass-ceramic product.

Priority: DE20021028381 Applic. Date: 2002-06-25; WO2003EP06644 Applic. Date: 2003-06-24

Inventor: KRUMBHOLZ KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US7297678B2  Issued: 20/Nov/2007

Title: Use of repeat sequence protein polymers in personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 10/800179   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A personal care composition is provided and includes an effective amount of a repeat sequence protein polymer. The personal care composition may be a hair care composition, a skin care composition, a nail care composition, a cosmetic composition, or an over-the-counter pharmaceutical composition.

Priority: US20030454077P Applic. Date: 2003-03-12

Inventor: KUMAR MANOJ [US]; CUEVAS WILLIAM A [US]


Patent No.: US7299922B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: Decorative dentifrice holder

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/165596   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is directed towards a dentifrice item holder

most particularly a holder capable of holding toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and other various items, such as a rinse container, mouthwash, dental floss, toothpicks, and the like, all together.

Priority: US2003-720305 Applic. Date: 2003-11-24; US20030506086P Applic. Date: 2003-09-25

Inventor: CEBALLOS TAMARA [US]


Patent No.: US7300175B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: LED illuminator with retro reflector

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIONS IN OPTICS, INC

Application No.: 11/593965   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2006

Abstract:

An illuminator with blue and red LEDs, a reflector upstream of the LEDs for capturing upstream light emitted out of the back surfaces of the LEDs and redirecting downstream as useful illumination, a band pass filter for conditioning the downstream light, a phosphor layer for changing the spectral properties of light from the LEDs, and a non-imaging concentrator for creating a beam of illumination over a predetermined solid angle, uniformity, and spectral content.

Priority: US2002-334525 Applic. Date: 2002-12-30; US20010346090P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346181P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346182P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346183P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346184P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31

Inventor: BRUKILACCHIO THOMAS J [US]


Patent No.: US7300207B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: Closure for containers and reclosable containers including the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/681925   Filing Date: 09/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an air-tight closure for enhancing accessibility to contents of a container when the container is opened and for preventing exposure of the container contents to ambient air when the container is closed. The invention further relates to re-closable containers including the same. The closure comprises at least two elongated male units disposed a gap apart on the outer surface of one wall of the container and at least two corresponding elongated female units disposed a gap apart on the outer surface of an opposite wall of the container opposite the male units, forming at least two male-female pairs. The closure may further include a tongue for facilitating opening the container.

Priority: US2003-414899 Applic. Date: 2003-04-16

Inventor: LINNEWEIL RON [IL]


Patent No.: US7300279B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: Orthodontic retainer elements

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/275220   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A dental retainer device for stabilization, so-called retention, of pairs of teeth or groups of teeth in a lower jaw and/or an upper jaws in orthodontic treatment. The retainer device is formed of a pair ( 2 ) of retainer elements, consisting of two preferably individual, but in the position of use cooperating, retainer elements ( 4, 6 ). Each of the retainer elements ( 4, 6 ) is formed in with a retainer approximal surface ( 16, 18 ), the retainer approximal surfaces ( 16, 18 ) being formed complementary relative to one another. In use, one or more pairs ( 2 ) of retainer elements is/are positioned and secured with its/their individual elements ( 4, 6 ) preferably on the inner face of a tooth ( 20, 22 ) each of a pair of adjacent teeth, so that in the position of use the retainer approximal surfaces ( 16, 18 ) bear on each other and support, possibly lock, each other.

Thereby pairs of teeth or groups of teeth are stabilized while it is possible at the same time to carry out normal dental hygiene by means of a toothbrush, dental floss or toothpicks, which is otherwise difficult to carry out when known retainers are used.

Priority: NO20000002353 Applic. Date: 2000-05-04; WO2001NO00174 Applic. Date: 2001-04-26

Inventor: AMUNDSEN OLE CHRISTIAN [NO]


Patent No.: US7300645B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: Oral composition comprising isomalt and remineralizing enhancing agent

Applicant/Assignee: SUNSTAR KABUSHIKI KAISHA

Application No.: 10/279117   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is an oral composition comprising palatinit. More particularly, disclosed is an oral composition comprising palatinit which exerts a synergistic effect when combined with a fluorine or zinc compound.

Priority: JP19980131413 Applic. Date: 1998-04-24; JP19980373873 Applic. Date: 1998-12-28; JP19990107809 Applic. Date: 1999-04-15; US2000-673618 Applic. Date: 2000-10-19; WO1999JP02060 Applic. Date: 1999-04-19

Inventor: TAKATSUKA TSUTOMU [JP]; NAKAO AKIRA [JP]


Patent No.: US7303633B2  Issued: 04/Dec/2007

Title: Apparatus for producing optical information recording medium

Applicant/Assignee: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD FUJIFILM CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/119757   Filing Date: 03/May/2005

Abstract:

A method for producing an optical information recording medium includes the steps of: coating a solution for forming a dye recording layer onto a surface of a rotating disc-shaped resin substrate

and discharging a cleaning solution from a nozzle onto a peripheral edge to remove the dye recording layer from the peripheral edge, wherein discharge of the cleaning solution is initiated 1.0 to 300 seconds after completion of the coating, and the nozzle is disposed on a plane that extends in a normal line direction of the substrate and includes a straight line representing a discharge direction of the cleaning solution, so that an angle defined by the discharge direction and the normal line is 0 to 60 DEG .

Priority: JP20010182062 Applic. Date: 2001-06-15; US2002-167406 Applic. Date: 2002-06-13

Inventor: USAMI YOSHIHISA [JP]; KAWAI KOICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7304030B2  Issued: 04/Dec/2007

Title: Matrix protein composition for dentin regeneration

Applicant/Assignee: BIORA AB

Application No.: 09/885725   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the surprising finding that enamel matrix, enamel matrix derivatives and/or enamel matrix proteins induce dentin regeneration. The invention thus relates to the use of a preparation of an active enamel substance for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition for the formation or regeneration of dentin following dental procedures involving exposure of vital dental pulp tissue. In another aspect, the invention relates to a method of promoting the formation or regeneration of dentin following dental procedures involving exposure of vital dental pulp tissue, the method comprising applying an effective amount of an active enamel substance on exposed vital dental pulp tissue after dental procedures.

Priority: DK20000000959 Applic. Date: 2000-06-20; DK20000001665 Applic. Date: 2000-11-08; US20000213790P Applic. Date: 2000-06-23

Inventor: LYNGSTADAAS STAALE PETTER [NO]; GESTRELIUS STINA [SE]


Patent No.: US7304059B2  Issued: 04/Dec/2007

Title: Substituted quinazolin-4-ylamine analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/345926   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Substituted quinazolin-4-ylamine analogues are provided. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using them to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US2003-347210 Applic. Date: 2003-01-21; US20020349920P Applic. Date: 2002-01-17; US20020350527P Applic. Date: 2002-01-22

Inventor: BAKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; BLUM CHARLES A [US]; BRIELMANN HARRY [US]; CALDWELL TIMOTHY M [US]; DE LOMBAERT STEPHANE [US]; HODGETTS KEVIN J [US]; ZHENG XIAOZHANG [US]; YOON TAEYOUNG [US]


Patent No.: US7304096B2  Issued: 04/Dec/2007

Title: Highly functional dental adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DENTKIST, INC

Application No.: 11/025337   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2004

Abstract:

There is provided a highly functional one-step light-curing dental adhesive composition i) based on a multifunctional prepolymer mixture of 2,2-bis-[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloyloxypropoxy)phenyl]propane ("Bis-GMA") and a multifunctional prepolymer formed by substitiuting hydrogen atoms of hydroxyl groups present in Bis-GMA molecules with methacrylate groups, in which the Bis-GMA is used as a base prepolymer of conventional dental adhesive compositions

and ii) comprising and acidic monomer for removing a portion of smear layer, which is allowed to be bonded without separate treatment of acid etchant, an adhesive monomer having both hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties, a hydrophilic monomer which is allowed to be bonded in the present of moisture, an inorganic filler for improving mechanical properties, diluent, water for demineralization, a photoinitiation system and other additives.

Priority: KR20040042043 Applic. Date: 2004-06-09

Inventor: HAN DONG KEUN [KR]; BAEK KYU HYUN [KR]; KIM MIN SUNG [KR]; PARK SANG SOON [KR]; GOO HYUN CHUL [KR]; KIM CHOONG HO [KR]


Patent No.: US7305775B2  Issued: 11/Dec/2007

Title: Household clothes drying machine with improved lint filter

Applicant/Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V

Application No.: 11/344896   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Clothes drying machine comprising a rotating drum, an exhaust conduit into which flows the air issuing from the outlet aperture of the drum, a lint filter formed in the shape of a sector of a cylindrical surface, which is arranged in said exhaust conduit below said outlet aperture of the drum, with the axis thereof extending substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of the drum, in which there are provided automatic means adapted to ensure cleaning of said filter through a brushing action

said automatic means comprise a brush connected to an end portion of a moving arm, which is hinged, on the other end portion thereof opposite to said brush, on to a rotation pin, said moving arm being slidably linked with a driving pin which is rotating, by means of a respective rotation arm, about a driving spindle that is driven rotatably about its own axis by automatic driving devices.

Priority: EP20050101960 Applic. Date: 2005-03-14

Inventor: FAVRET UGO [IT]; NOVIELLO FLAVIO [IT]


Patent No.: US7306459B1  Issued: 11/Dec/2007

Title: Method and apparatus for filling a dental root canal

Applicant/Assignee: DENFOTEX LTD

Application No.: 11/085785   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A method of filling a dental root canal is disclosed herein. The method includes gaining access to the dental root canal and introducing a flowable photosensitizer into the dental root canal. After introducing the flowable photosensitizer into the dental root operation is performed for activating the flowable photosensitizer by exposing the walls of the dental root canal to light via an optical fiber within the dental root canal. Activating the flowable photosensitizer at least partially kills bacteria within the dental root canal and pulp chamber. After activating the flowable photosensitizer, the dental root canal is obturated.

Priority: GB19990013100 Applic. Date: 1999-06-04; GB20000000882 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14; GB20000000887 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14; US2001-980895 Applic. Date: 2001-12-03

Inventor: WILLIAMS JILL ANN [GB]; CLEMENTS DAVID JOHN [GB]; PEARSON GAVIN JOHN [GB]; WILSON MICHAEL [GB]


Patent No.: US7311108B2  Issued: 25/Dec/2007

Title: Motorized flosser and method of use

Applicant/Assignee: THE WILLIAM GETGEY COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 11/224896   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A motorized flosser comprising an elongated body and a flossing head secured to an end portion of the elongated body. The flossing head oscillates in an arcuate manner. A battery powered motor drives a drive mechanism which reciprocates an output drive shaft, which drive shaft is in turn connected through a flexible drive rod to a drive disc. The drive disc oscillates in a rotary arcuate motion to impart either pure rotary arcuate oscillatory motion or a combined rotary arcuate motion and translatory motion to flossing material carried by a yoke of the flossing head. The flossing head may incorporate a toothpaste holder mounted upon the flossing head or toothbrush bristles mounted upon tines of the yoke of the flossing head.

Priority: US2003-682443 Applic. Date: 2003-10-09

Inventor: GETGEY WILLIAM F [US]; DYSON LEWIS RAY [US]; ANDRY CARL R [US]; FURNISH GREGORY R [US]


Patent No.: US7311125B2  Issued: 25/Dec/2007

Title: Beverage bottle handling and filing machine for containers such as bottles and cans

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN-UND ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 10/952706   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Beverage bottle handling and filling machine for containers, such as bottles and cans, with lifting devices to lift the containers by the mouth or neck upward to engage beverage discharge openings to permit filling. The filling machine has a piston/cylinder arrangement that is designed to be pressurized to exert a force on the lifting device in the direction of the initial upward movement to tighten the seal between the bottle mouth and the discharge opening. The cylinder chamber is realized in the form of a duct for permitting flow of pressure media to pressurize the container and the piston/cylinder arrangement.

Priority: DE20031046044 Applic. Date: 2003-10-02

Inventor: KRULITSCH DIETER RUDOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US7311443B2  Issued: 25/Dec/2007

Title: Resealable bag having a slider device to an open closure mechanism

Applicant/Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/248726   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2005

Abstract:

This invention discloses a resealable bag. The resealable bag includes a first and second panel joined together to define an enclosed region, a closure mechanism having first and second closure profiles, a slider for selectively opening and closing the closure mechanism, and a spreader for separating the first and second closure profiles.

Priority: US2002-165026 Applic. Date: 2002-06-07

Inventor: BUCHMAN JAMES E [US]


Patent No.: US7311925B2  Issued: 25/Dec/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for blocking microbial adherence to eukaryotic cells

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/053299   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A method of blocking microbial adherence to a eukaryotic cell surface in a mammal by applying a pharmacologically acceptable composition containing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of isoleucine, an active isomer thereof, and an active analog thereof, to said surface in a microbial blocking quantity. Also, compositions for achieving the above blocking of microbial adherence.

Priority: US20010263049P Applic. Date: 2001-01-22

Inventor: ZASLOFF MICHAEL A [US]; ANDERSON GLENN M [US]


Patent No.: US7312611B1  Issued: 25/Dec/2007

Title: Apparatus and method for trapping bead based reagents within microfluidic analysis systems

Applicant/Assignee: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Application No.: 10/148425   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2000

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. In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a method of concentrating an analyte within a microfluidic analysis system, comprising the steps of: a) providing a main channel having a trapping zone suitable for trapping packing material

b) providing a slurry of a reagent treated packing material prepared in a solution having a predetermined composition of a solvent

c) inducing a flow of said packing material into said trapping zone through a flow channel connected to said trapping zone so as to load said trapping zone and form a packed bed of said packing material

d) and flowing a sample containing analytes through said packed bed, said reagent acting to concentrate at least some of said analytes within said trapping zone. 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: CA19992290731 Applic. Date: 1999-11-26; WO2000CA01421 Applic. Date: 2000-11-27

Inventor: HARRISON D JED [CA]; OLESCHUK RICHARD [CA]; SHULTZ-LOCKYEAR LORANELLE [US]; SKINNER CAMERON [CA]; LI PAUL [CA]

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LIST OF US PATENTS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATIONS GRANTED FROM 2005 TO 2007
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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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