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US PATENTS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATION GRANTED FROM 2008 - 2009



Patent No.: US7314375B2  Issued: 01/Jan/2008

Title: Provisional dental implant for preparing an alveolus

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KGAA

Application No.: 10/466079   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a temporary dental implant intended to prepare the alveola of an extracted tooth so that a selected dental implant can be inserted later. It also involves the use of this temporary dental implant from a functional and/or aesthetic point of view. It has, in addition, as its object kits, methods and tools, notably resin models, that can be used for the application or preparation of the above implants.

Priority: FR20010000404 Applic. Date: 2001-01-12; WO2002FR00097 Applic. Date: 2002-01-11

Inventor: GAULT PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US7314610B2  Issued: 01/Jan/2008

Title: Dental compositions having anti-stokes up converters and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/066013   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A dental composition can include at least one polymerizable resin and at least one anti-stokes up converter. Alternatively, a two-part composition can include at least one dental composition configured for placement onto a person's tooth, and at least one anti-stokes up converter to be combined with the at least one dental composition. The dental composition can be formulated to blend with a person's tooth, and also be capable of changing color to be distinguishable from the tooth when exposed to long wavelength light. The dental composition can be used in a method for performing a dental procedure by applying the dental composition to a tooth, and exposing the dental composition to long wavelength light. Accordingly, the dental composition can aid a dental professional in distinguishing between the location of the dental composition and the tooth.

Priority:

Inventor: LOVERIDGE DAN [US]


Patent No.: US7314857B2  Issued: 01/Jan/2008

Title: Synergistic antimicrobial compositions and methods of inhibiting biofilm formation

Applicant/Assignee: KANE BIOTECH INC

Application No.: 10/781464   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A synergistic antimicrobial composition for inhibiting biofilm formation includes an iron-sequestering glycoprotein, a cationic polypeptide and a chelating agent, or an iron-sequestering glycoprotein and a chelating agent, or an iron-sequestering glycoprotein and a cationic polypeptide. Additionally, surfactants and quaternary ammonium compounds may also be advantageously combined with iron-sequestering glycoproteins in an antimicrobial composition. Methods of using a synergistic composition for inhibiting medical device biofilm formation are also disclosed.

Priority: US20030497337P Applic. Date: 2003-08-25; CA20032452032 Applic. Date: 2003-12-04

Inventor: MADHYASTHA SRINIVASA [CA]


Patent No.: US7314959B2  Issued: 01/Jan/2008

Title: Amino thiol compounds and compositions for use in conjunction with cancer therapy

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/915089   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention provides novel polyamine and amino thiol compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for administration in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The compounds are administered locally to provide protection against the adverse side-effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, such as alopecia, mucositis and dermatitis. Pharmaceutical preparations comprising one or more chemoprotective polyamines or amino thiols formulated for topical or local delivery to epithelial or mucosal cells are disclosed. Methods of administering the pharmaceutical preparations are also disclosed.

Priority: US20030493218P Applic. Date: 2003-08-07

Inventor: FAHL WILLIAM E [US]; PEEBLES DANIEL D [US]; COPP RICHARD C [US]


Patent No.: US7316046B2  Issued: 08/Jan/2008

Title: Cleaning brush with disposable/replaceable brush head

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

Application No.: 10/702908   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed are brushes for cleaning toilet bowls and the like. The brushes have a permanent handle and can be used with a replaceable/disposable brush head that is flushable after use. The brush is a stack of sheets of water-dissolvable material. The sheets are compressed to both bind them together into a stack and create axial/longitudinal undulations. A wand provides a remote system for clamping and unclamping the brush head. The wand has a jaw whose mouth has corresponding undulating configurations. A side opening in the jaw may also be provided to facilitate assembly, as may a rear catch portion on the brush head.

Priority:

Inventor: MICHAELS KENNETH W [US]; NEUMANN PETER M [US]


Patent No.: US7316645B2  Issued: 08/Jan/2008

Title: Method for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease

Applicant/Assignee: SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 10/459023   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A method for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease in a body of a mammal is provided. At least one nonaqueous solution is introduced into the wall in the vicinity of the lower esophageal sphincter. A nonbiodegradable solid is formed from the at least one nonaqueous solution in the wall to augment the wall. An apparatus for use in the procedure is provided.

Priority: US2001-851610 Applic. Date: 2001-05-08; US1999-232056 Applic. Date: 1999-01-15; US19980111884P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

Inventor: SILVERMAN DAVID E [US]; STEIN ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7316819B2  Issued: 08/Jan/2008

Title: Oral peptide pharmaceutical dosage form and method of production

Applicant/Assignee: UNIGENE LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 10/094306   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical composition for oral delivery of a peptide is in the form of a lamination having at least two layers. The first layer of the lamination includes at least one pharmaceutically acceptable pH-lowering agent. The second layer includes a therapeutically effective amount of the peptide. The composition also includes at least one absorption enhancer effective to promote bioavailability of the peptide, which is preferably in the second layer, and an enteric coating surrounding the lamination. In a preferred dosage form of a tablet, a water-soluble coating is applied between the lamination and enteric coating which substantially prevents contact between the pH-lowering agent and the enteric coating. In a preferred embodiment, the peptide is salmon calcitonin, the pH-lowering agent is citric acid, and the absorption enhancer is lauroyl l-carnitine.

Priority: US20010274317P Applic. Date: 2001-03-08

Inventor: CROTTS GEORGE [US]; GHEBRE-SELLASSIE ISAAC [US]; SHETH ASHLESH [US]


Patent No.: US7317013B2  Issued: 08/Jan/2008

Title: Cyclic pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/920353   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides sodium channel blockers represented by formula (I): where the structural variables are defined herein. The compounds of the present invention may be used for treating a variety of conditions as described herein.

Priority: US20030495720P Applic. Date: 2003-08-18

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7318536B2  Issued: 15/Jan/2008

Title: Drink cup and lid

Applicant/Assignee: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/210085   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2005

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: US2004-824753 Applic. Date: 2004-04-15

Inventor: MARAVICH MILAN C [US]; MANN JEFFREY A [US]; JOCHEM DAVID J [US]


Patent No.: US7318990B2  Issued: 15/Jan/2008

Title: Toner, developer, image forming method, image forming apparatus and toner manufacturing method

Applicant/Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD

Application No.: 11/009129   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A toner includes toner particles which have a binder resin and a colorant. The toner has a weight average particle diameter of from 4 to 7 mum and includes toner particles having a circle equivalent diameter of from 0.6 to 2.0 mum in an amount not greater than 5% by quantity, toner particles having a particle diameter of from 3.17 to 4.00 mum in an amount of from 10 to 40% by quantity, toner particles having a diameter of from 4.00 to 5.04 mum in an amount of from 20 to 40% by quantity, and toner particles having a diameter not less than 12.7 mum in an amount of from 0 to 1.0% by weight. The toner satisfies the following relationship: 1.04<=D 4 /D 1 <=1.30, wherein D 4 represents the weight average particle diameter and D 1 represents a number average particle diameter of the toner.

Priority: JP20030415432 Applic. Date: 2003-12-12; JP20040348918 Applic. Date: 2004-12-01

Inventor: MAKINO NOBUYASU [JP]; NAKADA MASAKAZU [JP]; SUGANUMA TOHRU [JP]; MURAKAMI FUMITOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7320595B2  Issued: 22/Jan/2008

Title: Bleaching device using electro-optical and chemical means, namely in the medical and dental field

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/451156   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A device for bleaching a part of the human body has a wave-current generator, a plurality of electrodes and a conductive gel. The conductive gel is maintained in contact with the part of the body. An active product is cooperative with the gel so as to be activated under the presence of light or heat. A conductive circuit and a resistor define poles of the electrodes on the container of the conductive gel and the part of the body. The photosensitive bleaching product is activated by applying photonic energy of a wavelength of 400 to 500 nanometers.

Priority: US2004-479740 Applic. Date: 2004-07-19; WO2003FR02814 Applic. Date: 2003-09-24

Inventor: DURET FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US7320598B2  Issued: 22/Jan/2008

Title: Method for filling and sealing a root canal

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/843654   Filing Date: 11/May/2004

Abstract:

A root canal is filled and/or sealed using a hydrophilic sealing composition, optionally in combination with other filling materials. The sealing composition may include one or more resins that promote adhesion to hydrophilic dental tissues. The composition may be introduced into the root canal using a narrow cannula coupled to a high pressure hydraulic delivery device. In the case where a chemical cure composition is used to seal the root canal, a chemical initiator can be used to cause the mixed composition to harden over time. Hardening of at least a portion of the composition can be accelerated by including a photoinitiator and irratiating the mixed composition with radiant energy (e.g., from a dental curing lamp).

Priority: US2003-441734 Applic. Date: 2003-05-20; US2002-121389 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12; US2000-736729 Applic. Date: 2000-12-14

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


Patent No.: US7321004B2  Issued: 22/Jan/2008

Title: Method for photo-curing polymerizable compositions

Applicant/Assignee: NEW PHOTONICS, LLC

Application No.: 11/056577   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A method for curing polymerizable compositions by irradiating the compositions with light that is emitted from an LED. The method of the present invention is especially preferred for curing dental compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: MELIKECHI NOUREDDINE [US]; PANDHER RANJT S [US]


Patent No.: US7322277B2  Issued: 29/Jan/2008

Title: Cartridge and method for the preparation of beverages

Applicant/Assignee: KRAFT FOODS R & D, INC

Application No.: 10/763915   Filing Date: 23/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A cartridge containing one or more liquid beverage ingredients and being formed from substantially air- and water-impermeable materials, the cartridge comprising an inlet for the introduction of an aqueous medium into the cartridge, a compartment containing the one or more liquid beverage ingredients and an outlet for a beverage produced by dilution of the one or more liquid beverage ingredients by the aqueous medium, characterised in that the compartment includes means for controlling dilution of at least a proportion of the one or more liquid beverage ingredients on introduction of the aqueous medium into the compartment.

Priority: GB20030001739 Applic. Date: 2003-01-24; US20030462538P Applic. Date: 2003-04-11

Inventor: HALLIDAY ANDREW [GB]; BALLARD COLIN [GB]; PANESAR SATWINDER [GB]; GOMEZ MARIA [GB]


Patent No.: US7322920B2  Issued: 29/Jan/2008

Title: Easy-open shrouded slider-zipper assembly for reclosable bag

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/759800   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A reclosable package comprises a pre-made bag with a post-applied shrouded slider-zipper assembly installed in the mouth of the bag. The bag material comprises a layer made of paper and a layer of thermoplastic material laminated to the paper layer. The shrouded slider-zipper assembly comprises a pair of flanged zipper parts made of thermoplastic material, a slider mounted to the zipper, and a folded web of thermoplastic film material joined to the layer of thermoplastic material of the bag. The flanges of the zipper parts are respectively joined to opposing sides of the folded web. The package is made by an automated process whereby an individual shrouded slider-zipper assembly is cut from a continuous chain of assemblies, inserted into the open mouth of a pre-made bag and tack sealed in place. The assembly is then fully sealed to the bag by a drag sealer.

Priority:

Inventor: JOHNSON JOEL L [US]


Patent No.: US7323160B2  Issued: 29/Jan/2008

Title: Method of treating a patient's teeth using fluoride releasing glass composition

Applicant/Assignee: TELDENT LTD

Application No.: 10/726218   Filing Date: 02/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A method of treating sensitive teeth includes (1) attaching a fluoride releasing glass composition to a person's tooth, and (2) allowing fluoride to be slowly released over time in order to reduce chronic and/or acute tooth sensitivity. A preferred glass composition comprises the general empirical formula given below, expressed in approximate 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 about 40 weight percent and optionally, up to about 5 weight percent of boron and/or silicon.

Priority: GB19990019283 Applic. Date: 1999-08-14; WO2000GB03141 Applic. Date: 2000-08-14; US2002-069143 Applic. Date: 2002-07-25

Inventor: ALGAR BRIAN [GB]; TOUMBA JACK [GB]; CURZON MARTIN [GB]


Patent No.: US7323471B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2008

Title: Topical azathioprine for the treatment of oral autoimmune diseases

Applicant/Assignee: DOR BIOPHARMA, INC

Application No.: 09/433418   Filing Date: 04/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A method for treating or preventing symptoms associated with oral autoimmune diseases comprises treating a patient with an oral topical formulation of azathioprine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The azathioprine formulation may be used in the form of an oral rinse to topically treat areas of oral tissue inflammation and ulceration caused by the onset of oral autoimmune diseases, such as GVHD. The oral topical formulation of azathioprine may also be used in combination with other topical or systemic immunosuppressants or anti-inflammatory drugs.

Priority: US19990148804P Applic. Date: 1999-08-13

Inventor: EPSTEIN JOEL B [US]


Patent No.: US7325554B2  Issued: 05/Feb/2008

Title: Dental device with improved retention of a flavor and/or chemotherapeutic agent composition

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 11/239515   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A dental floss holder including: a base portion

a pair of spaced-apart jaws extending from the base portion to accommodate a length of dental floss there-between

the spaced-apart jaws having at least one cavity for loading a composition containing flavor and/or a chemotherapeutic agent

and at least one flange for each cavity is disclosed. The dental floss holder provides an improved means for retaining flavor and or chemotherapeutic compositions within the cavity until the dental floss holder is used.

Priority: US2004-805737 Applic. Date: 2004-03-22; US2005-065766 Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: OCHS HAROLD D [US]


Patent No.: US7325675B2  Issued: 05/Feb/2008

Title: Adhesively-securable mirror wipe assembly

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/957889   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A mirror wipe assembly for use in particular by dentists consists of an absorbent strip of material on a backing strip saturated with a defogging substance for transfer to the surface of the mirror used by such dentist to look within the mouth of a patient, by wiping the saturated absorbent strip across the mirror's surface. A single absorbent strip with its backing strip are enclosed within the impervious sealed pocket of a metalized flexible sheet pouch that is impervious to penetration by liquid or gaseous materials. The pouch may be opened for entrance to the pouch by pulling apart or by cutting. The pouch includes an adhesive strip with a peel off cover strip on the back of the pouch for the dentist or other user to adhere the pouch to a convenient location while working on a patient.

Priority: US2002-213820 Applic. Date: 2002-08-08

Inventor: HALKYARD DOUGLAS R [US]


Patent No.: US7328598B2  Issued: 12/Feb/2008

Title: Device for cooling rolling stock within the cooling stretch of a rolling mill

Applicant/Assignee: SMS DEMAG AG

Application No.: 10/509870   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a device for cooling rolling stock within the cooling stretch of a rolling mil, especially a hat-strip mill, whereby water spray devices are stationarily mounted below the rolling stock between rollers ( 10 ) of a roller train ( 1 ) and spray bars ( 3 ) held on support levers ( 16 ) are arranged above the rolling stock. The support levers are held be a tubular, rotationally driven and water-fed articulated tube ( 15 ) that extends in parallel to the longitudinal axis of the roller train. The device is further provided with a central water feed tube and an automatic control device with associated on/off valves for switching the cooling water on and off.

The aim of the invention is to improve a device of the aforementioned kind in such a manner that the maximum cooling capacity to be obtained is increased while the length of the roller train required therefor is reduced, thereby attaining a compact design and high cooling capacity. According to the invention, the rollers of the roller train are therefore spaced as closely together as possible, the lower cooling bars ( 2 ) are disposed in the spaces remaining between the rollers and extend through these spaces with spray tubes ( 13 ) associated therewith. Furthermore, the rollers of the roller train are provided with elongated pins ( 11 ) that have a small diameter.

Priority: DE20021015229 Applic. Date: 2002-04-06; WO2003EP01999 Applic. Date: 2003-02-27

Inventor: CRAMER ULRICH [DE]; BRAUN MARTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US7328789B2  Issued: 12/Feb/2008

Title: Odor-eliminating camouflaged reclosable storage bag

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/763001   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A bag, pack or sack for storing clothing and gear of outdoorsmen, such as hunters and military personnel. The bag, pack or sack may have one or both of two features: means for preventing odors from entering or leaving the interior volume of the bag, pack or sack

and a camouflage pattern visible from a vantage on the exterior of the bag.

Priority:

Inventor: BOHANAN JR JAMES N [US]; LEAL JESUS JESSE [US]; STEVENS JR JOHN R [US]; BERICH EDWARD A [US]


Patent No.: US7329125B2  Issued: 12/Feb/2008

Title: Method for improving the cement retention of a dental coping to a tooth structure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/860169   Filing Date: 04/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A method to increase the cement retention of a metal dental coping to the structure of a tooth in the preparation of a crown or bridge. The method includes forming a liquid composition of high and low fusing temperature metal particles with at least 50% of the high fusing metal particles having a thin cross-sectional average thickness of less than 5 microns and coating the interior surfaces of the metal coping with the liquid composition to form a thin coating of no greater than 20 microns before the coping is mounted on the tooth structure. The thin coating of liquid composition should then be heat treated at a temperature of between 750 DEG C. and 1050 DEG C. to permit the low-fusing temperature metal particles to fuse but not entirely melt. Following heat treatment a dental cement should be applied to the tooth structure or coping in a conventional manner.

Thereafter, the coping is mounted on the tooth structure with the heat treated coating in contact with the dental cement to improve retention.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US7329126B2  Issued: 12/Feb/2008

Title: Use of bioactive glass

Applicant/Assignee: KING'S COLLEGE LONDON OF STRAND KING'S COLLEGE LONDON STRAND IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/109011   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Bioactive glasses may be used as air abrasive agents in methods for treating or preventing dental hard tissue and pulpal disorders, such as dental pain.

Priority: GB20010008115 Applic. Date: 2001-03-30; US20010281809P Applic. Date: 2001-04-06

Inventor: COOK RICHARD J [GB]; WATSON TIMOTHY F [GB]; HENCH LARRY L [GB]; THOMPSON IAN D [GB]


Patent No.: US7329383B2  Issued: 12/Feb/2008

Title: Alloy compositions and devices including the compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC

Application No.: 10/690717   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Alloy compositions, including devices and instruments that include the compositions, are disclosed. The compositions have high hardness, strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility. The compositions can be used to manufacture, for example, medical devices and products.

Priority:

Inventor: STINSON JONATHAN S [US]


Patent No.: US7331731B2  Issued: 19/Feb/2008

Title: Oral care toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/843135   Filing Date: 11/May/2004

Abstract:

An oral care toothbrush includes a head mounted to one end of the handle containing a plurality of oral care elements. An oral care accessory is mounted to the opposite end of the handle. An oral care material dispenser is mounted in the head within the cleaning field defined by the oral care elements. The toothbrush is preferably made of small size and of lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.

Priority: WO2003US27455 Applic. Date: 2003-09-04; US20020408321P Applic. Date: 2002-09-05

Inventor: HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS J [US]; KEMP JAMES [US]; SORRENTINO ALAN V [US]; MINTEL THOMAS [US]


Patent No.: US7331785B2  Issued: 19/Feb/2008

Title: Self cleaning dental mirror

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/677195   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A self cleaning dental mirror having air orifices and water orifices integrated into the handle to clean the reflective surface. An air valve and a water valve are positioned within the handle and are operated by depressing appropriately positioned pushbuttons. The reflective surface itself is removable from the handle and replaceable. Alignment provisions between the reflective surface and handle insure that the reflective surface is properly positioned relative to the handle so that the air orifice and water orifice are directed at the reflective surface. A quick disconnect allows the self cleaning dental mirror to be readily connected and disconnected to air and water supply lines. The self cleaning dental mirror and all of its components are autoclavible.

Priority:

Inventor: CROOP DAVID [US]; CARTER DON [US]


Patent No.: US7332150B2  Issued: 19/Feb/2008

Title: Abrasive component for a cleaning agent in a cleaning product intended for use on delicate surfaces, especially on teeth

Applicant/Assignee: KERRHAWE S.A

Application No.: 10/433922   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A material is proposed as an essential abrasive component for cleaning agents in cleaning products for delicate surfaces which is essentially composed of platelets. These platelets are preferably shaped without sharp points, i.e. their circumference is similar to a polygon whose corners do not show angles that are in the majority smaller than 30 DEG and greater than 330 DEG . Glass flakes are for example such a material. The abrasive component of the invention may for example be used for the manufacture of toothpastes and prophylaxis pastes that are efficient but nevertheless not harmful to teeth.

Priority: WO2000CH00655 Applic. Date: 2000-12-08

Inventor: SILBER GERT ULRICH [CH]; KILCHER BEAT [CH]; VON WEISSENFLUH BEAT A [CH]


Patent No.: US7332496B2  Issued: 19/Feb/2008

Title: Methods of using sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/828479   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a compound 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 as defined herein. The compounds are useful for blocking sodium channels.

Priority: US2002-076571 Applic. Date: 2002-02-19

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7335250B2  Issued: 26/Feb/2008

Title: Dental composites based on X-ray-opaque mixed oxides prepared by flame spraying

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 10/951994   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to dental composites comprising at least one nanoparticulate mixed oxide (a) of SiO2 with X-ray-opaque metal oxides of one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu which has been prepared by flame spraying.

Priority: DE200410006564 Applic. Date: 2004-02-06; DE200410017125 Applic. Date: 2004-04-07

Inventor: BURTSCHER PETER [AT]; MAEDLER LUTZ [CH]; MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; PRATSINIS SOTIRIS E [CH]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER M [DE]


Patent No.: US7335708B2  Issued: 26/Feb/2008

Title: Addition cross-linking two-component silicone materials with a high Shore D hardness

Applicant/Assignee: KETTENBACH GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/503412   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an addition-cross-linking two component silicone material containing one or more organopolysiloxanes having at least two vinyl groups in the molecule, at least one cross-linking agent and at least one catalyst, wherein the material contains more than 1 wt %, relative to the total quantity of the two-component silicone material, of at least one organopolysiloxane of general formula I CH2-CH-SiR<1>R<2>O-(SiR<1>R<2>O)n-SiR<1>R<2>-CH-CH2, in which R<1 >and R<2 >are identical or different and are selected from the group comprising alkyl groups, aryl groups, aralkyl groups, halogen-substituted alkyl groups, halogen-substituted aralkyl groups, cyanoalkyl groups, cycloalkyl groups and cycloalkenyl groups,

and n is an integral number between 1 and 9, as well as to the use of this silicone material.

Priority: DE20021057935 Applic. Date: 2002-12-12; DE20021061917 Applic. Date: 2002-12-23; WO2003EP13474 Applic. Date: 2003-11-29

Inventor: BUBLEWITZ ALEXANDER [DE]; REBER JENS-PETER [DE]; NAGEL ULRICH [DE]


Patent No.: US7337896B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2008

Title: Package for dental product, with a label assigned to the product

Applicant/Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG

Application No.: 11/401211   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A package for a dental product, in particular for a prosthetic structure, has several product-receiving recesses which are formed in a product holder from the direction of the top face thereof. The product-receiving recesses are each spanned by a pull-off strip which is defined by a weakening and can be detached from a remaining area of a self-adhesive film affixed to the top face of the product holder. Applied to each pull-off strip there is a reference which identifies a product held in the product-receiving recess spanned by the pull-off strip.

Priority: EP20050007914 Applic. Date: 2005-04-12

Inventor: BRUNNER GIDEON [CH]


Patent No.: US7338285B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2008

Title: Disposable prophy angle with encompassing integral toroidal paste pouch for attaching to a dental handpiece

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/508368   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A dental cleaning attachment for a dental handpiece which comprises a disposable prophy angle having a neck and a right angle head, wherein the neck is removably attached to the dental handpiece. A polishing cup is rotatably connected to the head of the prophy angle. An encompassing toroidal pouch has a tube fluidly formed to and extending from the toroidal pouch. The tube runs externally along a top surface of the neck, is bent at a right angle, goes through a rear aperture in the head of the prophy angle and into a top aperture in the polishing cup. A paste material is carried within the toroidal pouch, the tube and the polishing cup. When the dental handpiece is gripped by a hand of a dental hygienist and the polishing cup is applied to a tooth, any finger of the hand of the dental hygienist can squeeze the toroidal pouch to force some of the paste material through the tube and out of the polishing cup, so that the paste material can be applied onto the tooth for cleaning.

Priority:

Inventor: BALABAN ELENA [US]


Patent No.: US7338544B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2008

Title: Z-filter media with reverse-flow cleaning systems and methods

Applicant/Assignee: DONALDSON COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 11/331392   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2006

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: US2003-731564 Applic. Date: 2003-12-08; 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.: US7338657B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2008

Title: Injectable microspheres for tissue construction

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSPHERE MEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 10/220984   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to injectable compositions comprising biocompatible, hydrophilic, non-toxic and substantially spherical microspheres associated with stem cells useful for tissue construction and generation. The invention also relates to methods of tissue construction and generation, for the treatment of various tissue damage and defects, using the injectable compositions.

Priority: WO2001US08528 Applic. Date: 2001-03-15

Inventor: VOGEL JEAN-MARIE [US]; BOSCHETTI EGISTO [FR]


Patent No.: USD563549S1  Issued: 04/Mar/2008

Title: Flowable dental composition dispenser

Applicant/Assignee: BISCO, INC

Application No.: 29/239470   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Priority:

Inventor: MULHAUSER PAUL [US]; KIRK III KARL D [US]; CZARNECKI DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7341531B2  Issued: 11/Mar/2008

Title: Portable anchoring device for a sports goal

Applicant/Assignee: KWIK GOAL LTD

Application No.: 11/356603   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2006

Abstract:

An anchoring device for a sports goal, such as a soccer goal, is provided as a portable bag having a pair of laterally spaced-apart weight-carrying compartments interconnected by at least one central strip of material. The central strip defines at least one opening extending between the weight-carrying compartments, and the portable bag is of a size capable of straddling a base rail of a sports goal frame such that the weight-carrying compartments are located on opposite sides of the base rail while the strip extends over the base rail. When the portable bag straddles the base rail, the opening permits a goal net to be fastened to the base rail of the goal frame between the weight-carrying compartments.

Priority:

Inventor: CARUSO ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US7341756B2  Issued: 11/Mar/2008

Title: Coated implants and methods of coating

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMAT TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 11/360144   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A method including forming a first coating layer derived from an alkoxide on a substrate having a dimension suitable for an implant and forming a second coating layer on the first coating layer that promotes osseointegration. An apparatus comprising a substrate having a dimension suitable as a medical or dental implant and a coating on a surface of a first coating layer derived from an alkoxide and a second coating layer that promotes osseointegration.

Priority: US2003-454406 Applic. Date: 2003-06-04

Inventor: LIU JIANKAI [US]; HUANG YUHONG [US]; NISHIMURA ICHIRO [US]


Patent No.: US7346768B2  Issued: 18/Mar/2008

Title: Attachment integrated claims systems and operating methods therefor

Applicant/Assignee: INTEGRATED CLAIMS SYSTEMS, LLC

Application No.: 11/440583   Filing Date: 25/May/2006

Abstract:

Systems and methods for processing textual messages which are integrated with one or more digital attachments is described. These systems and methods are useful in the electronic filing and processing of, for example, image data, and of textual data associated with the image data. One particular application of these systems and methods would be for the electronic filing and processing of dental x-rays with patient claim forms.

Priority: US2002-196122 Applic. Date: 2002-07-17; US1997-823977 Applic. Date: 1997-03-25; US1997-823978 Applic. Date: 1997-03-25; US2000-587284 Applic. Date: 2000-06-05; US19960014427P Applic. Date: 1996-03-28; US2002-036432 Applic. Date: 2002-01-07; US2000-592256 Applic. Date: 2000-06-12; US1999-232805 Applic. Date: 1999-01-19; US1997-824010 Applic. Date: 1997-03-25; US2001-961308 Applic. Date: 2001-09-25; US2000-745489 Applic. Date: 2000-12-26

Inventor: DIRIENZO ANDREW L [US]


Patent No.: US7347825B2  Issued: 25/Mar/2008

Title: Device and method for assessing asthma and other diseases

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PATENT FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/474979   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Device and method for non-invasively monitoring asthma and other respiratory diseases, as well as non-respiratory diseases. The method includes collecting condensate from a subject's breath, testing the condensate to determine its acetic acid/acetate level or concentration, and evaluating these properties to determine the presence, absence or status of a respiratory or non-respiratory disease in the subject. The method may also include, prior to the testing step, standardizing the volatile substances that may be present within the condensate in a degassing or gas standardizing step.

The device includes a mouthpiece apparatus configured to receive breath from a subject, a condensation apparatus to condense the subject's breath and produce a condensate, and a collection apparatus having a collection chamber containing means for testing the condensate to determine the acetic acid and/or acetate concentration. The device may also include a system for removing or standardizing the volatile substances that may be present with the condensate. The device and method may be utilized without condensing a subject's breath and collecting the same.

Priority: US20010284155P Applic. Date: 2001-04-17; WO2002US15250 Applic. Date: 2002-04-17

Inventor: VAUGHAN JOHN W [US]; HUNT JOHN F [US]; GASTON BENJAMIN M [US]; MACDONALD TIMOTHY L [US]


Patent No.: US7348400B2  Issued: 25/Mar/2008

Title: alpha-conotoxin peptides with analgesic properties

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/473246   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel alpha-conotoxin-like peptides comprising the following sequence of amino acids: Xaa1CCSXaa2Xaa3Xaa4CXaa5Xaa6Xaa7Xaa8Xaa9Xaa10Xaa11C-NH2 in which Xaa1 is G or D

Xaa3 is proline, hydroxyproline or glutamine

each of Xaa2 to Xaa8 and Xaa11 is independently any amino acid

Xaa9 is proline, hydroxyproline or glutamine

Xaa10 is aspartate, glutamate or gamma-carboxyglutamate

Xaa11 is optionally absent

and the C-terminus is optionally amidated, with the proviso that the peptide is not alpha-conotoxin Ep1 or alpha-conotoxin Im1. The peptides are useful in the treatment or prevention of pain, in recovery from nerve injury, and in the treatment of painful neurological conditions such as stroke.

Priority: AU2001PR04094 Applic. Date: 2001-03-29; WO2002AU00411 Applic. Date: 2002-03-28

Inventor: LIVETT BRUCE GRAYSON [AU]; KHALIL ZEINAB [AU]; GAYLER KENWYN RONALD [AU]; DOWN JOHN GEOFFREY [AU]; SANDALL DAVID WILLIAM [AU]; KEAYS DAVID ANTHONY [GB]


Patent No.: US7350541B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2008

Title: Leakproof one-way valve for use with vacuum attachment

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/896734   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A one-way valve allows air to be drawn from a collapsible, flexible, airtight bag using a vacuum source. When the vacuum source is removed, the one-way valve prevents air from re-entering the bag. The valve assembly comprises a base, a valve element supported by the base, and a cap fitted onto an end of the base that is disposed in the exterior of the bag. The base comprises a flange that is disposed in the interior of the bag and is joined to a peripheral area surrounding a hole in one wall of the bag. One surface of the flange has a series of concentric heat-concentrating circular beads for speeding up the conduction heat sealing operation by which the valve assembly is attached to the bag. The valve cap is provided with a circular wall that presses the diaphragm of the valve element against a circular bead on an annular seat formed on the base for supporting the valve element.

Priority: US20040555541P Applic. Date: 2004-03-23

Inventor: KOBETSKY ROBERT G [US]


Patent No.: US7350932B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2008

Title: Pressed key structure with lighting module

Applicant/Assignee: TATUNG CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/142350   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention concerns to a press key structure with a light module in use of illuminant variation for arrow keys of an appliance. The press key structure with light module comprises a key base plate, a light source, a spread slice and a light guiding cap. The light guiding cap includes a crown part, a chamber, and a mouth part that is set on the key base plate and can exactly cover up the above light source. The spread slice is set in the chamber of the light guiding cap so that the light is evenly spread through the light guiding function of the spread slice. Moreover, by adjusting the thickness, transparency, and inside cambered surface of the spread slice, or the distance between the spread slice and the light source, the light guiding property thereof can be modulated.

Priority: TW20040141019 Applic. Date: 2004-12-28

Inventor: LIN TSUNG KAI [TW]; CHEN LII HWANG [TW]


Patent No.: US7351059B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2008

Title: Process for treating a surface

Applicant/Assignee: EXA SA

Application No.: 10/502241   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A process for treating a surface ( 2 ) to clean or otherwise treat the surface ( 2 ) comprises a step of contacting the surface ( 2 ) with a particulate treating agent such that at least some of the particles ( 1 ) roll along at least a portion of the surface ( 2 ), wherein an angle of incidence of the particles ( 1 ) and the surface is between 0 DEG and 60 DEG . The particles ( 1 ) are dimensioned to effect a rolling movement along the surface ( 2 ). The treating agent is substantially non-aqueous. The particles ( 1 ) comprise a precipitate or agglomerate of an insoluble alkali metal carbonate. The process comprises a blasting operation or a manual application. The use of the process of the invention in dental applications such as teeth whitening and plaque removal, treating bone, and skin exfoliation, is also disclosed.

Also disclosed is a treating agent which comprises a plurality of particles ( 1 ), the particles ( 1 ) being dimensioned to effect a rolling movement along a surface ( 2 ), wherein the treating agent is substantially non-aqueous.

Priority: WO2002EP10692 Applic. Date: 2002-09-24; IE20020000038 Applic. Date: 2002-01-24

Inventor: ROCHAT PIERRE [CH]


Patent No.: US7351745B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2008

Title: Compositions and methods of their use for improving the condition and appearance of skin

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/021242   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating, preventing and improving the condition and/or aesthetic appearance of skin, particularly, treating, preventing, ameliorating, reducing and/or eliminating fine lines and/or wrinkles of skin, where the compositions include active agents which increase expression levels of genes associated with the dermatological signs of aging. The compositions of the invention are topically applied to the skin, or are delivered by directed means to a site in need thereof, once daily in an amount effective in improving the condition and/or aesthetic appearance of skin.

Priority:

Inventor: DRYER LAURENCE [US]; PTCHELINTSEV DMITRI [US]


Patent No.: US7351753B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2008

Title: TWO-PART SELF-ADHERING DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/612039   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2006

Abstract:

A method of using a shelf-stable two-part self-adhering dental composition that 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: US2003-440804 Applic. Date: 2003-05-19

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US7353848B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2008

Title: Beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage filling material having a filling device and a filling machine having such a filling device

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN-UND ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 11/090949   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage filling material having a filling device and a filling machine having such a filling device. 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: DE200410015167 Applic. Date: 2004-03-27

Inventor: KRULITSCH DIETER RUDOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US7354007B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2008

Title: Therapeutic training straw

Applicant/Assignee: MCRT, LLC

Application No.: 11/202027   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A drinking straw for controlling the intake of beverages, comprising an elongated hollow member having at least two open ends, at least one end being a suction end adapted for application of a suction force, and at least one end being a liquid end adapted for immersion in a liquid beverage

at least one compartment associated with each at least one suction end and located between the associated at least one suction end and the at least one liquid end and having openings for communicating the liquid beverage therethrough

and at least one insoluble object within the at least one compartment having an outer circumference smaller than an inner circumference of the at least one compartment

wherein the compartment openings and the object are dimensioned to prevent escape of the object from the compartment

and wherein the at least one object seals at least one compartment opening subsequent to the application of the suction force to prevent the movement of the liquid beverage past the opening.

Priority:

Inventor: PEARSON CALVIN M [US]


Patent No.: US7354956B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2008

Title: Composition containing a sapogenin and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/393913   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a composition containing a sapogenin, and/or a sapogenin ester, and to the use of a sapogenin and/or a sapogenin ester to manufacture a composition that is suitable for topical application to the skin, and in a method wherein sapogenin and/or a sapogenin ester are used as agents for the of smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, in particular expression wrinkles and fine lines. The sapogenin may be used/provided in the form of a natural extract containing it. A preferred sapogenin is diosgenin.

Priority: FR20020004611 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12; US20020374157P Applic. Date: 2002-04-22

Inventor: BESNE ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US7354969B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2008

Title: Dental and medical polymer composites and compositions

Applicant/Assignee: STICK TECH OY

Application No.: 10/467080   Filing Date: 07/Jan/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to polymerizable multifunctional polymer composites and compositions, which are suitable for dental and medical applications, such as dental prostheses, filling materials, implants and the like. It also relates to a method for the manufacture of such polymerizable multifunctional polymer composites and compositions, and to the use of the multifunctional polymer composites and compositions in dental and medical applications. A multifunctional polymer composite or composition is manufactured from 30-99 wt % of a monomer mixture containing 30-99 wt % of a dendrimer or a combination of dendrimers and 1-70 wt % of a reactive solvent or a combination of reactive solvents, and 0.1-70 wt % of a nanofiller or a combination of nanofillers.

Priority: WO2002FI00087 Applic. Date: 2002-02-06; FI20010000222 Applic. Date: 2001-02-06

Inventor: VALLITTU PEKKA [FI]; LASSILA LIPPO [FI]; SKRIFVARS MIKAEL [SE]; VILJANEN EEVA [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]


Patent No.: US7355721B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2008

Title: Optical coherence tomography imaging

Applicant/Assignee: D4D TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/840480   Filing Date: 05/May/2004

Abstract:

A digitized image of an object may include representations of portions of the object that are obscured, occluded or otherwise unobservable. The image may be a multi-dimensional visual representation of dentition. Characteristics of the dentition and its surfaces, contours, and shape may be determined and/or analyzed. A light may be directed toward and reflected from the dentition. The reflected light may be combined with a reference to determine characteristics of the dentition, including obscured areas such as subgingival tissue.

Priority: US20030468759P Applic. Date: 2003-05-05

Inventor: QUADLING MARK [US]; QUADLING HENLEY [US]; BLAIR ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7356866B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2008

Title: Modular electric toothbrushes

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC

Application No.: 10/730850   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2003

Abstract:

An electric toothbrush having movable and static carriers which independently slidingly engage the receiving member of the toothbrush head within channels defined by the surfaces of the receiving member. Such carriers can be releasably removable to replace or exchange the carriers. Also disclosed is a toothbrush having a unique assembly utilizing a one-piece housing in combination with a movable bristle carrier that is engaged on a receiving member located at the distal end of the toothbrush, and a static carrier such as a brush head tip which is secured thereto. The unitary housing reduces the number of components of the toothbrush and decreases manufacturing costs. The static and movable carriers may be replaced with other carriers and allows a consumer to individually tailor the brush to provide a particular brushing configuration.

An electric toothbrush having a particular assembly, bristle configuration, and drive mechanism is disclosed. The assembly, bristle configuration, and drive mechanism are such that operation of the brush is highly efficient and more economical than currently known toothbrushes. Specifically, an electric toothbrush is disclosed comprising a body, a head, and a neck extending therebetween. The head comprises a receiving member and several unique and preferred arrangements of static and movable carriers. The carriers can comprise bristles, and the static bristle carrier(s) can at least partially surround the collection of movable bristle carrier(s). A motor and drive train impart motion to the movable carrier(s).

Priority: US2002-274700 Applic. Date: 2002-10-21; US20020387841P Applic. Date: 2002-06-11; US20020410865P Applic. Date: 2002-09-13; US20020410556P Applic. Date: 2002-09-13

Inventor: CHAN JOHN GEOFFREY [US]


Patent No.: US7357799B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2008

Title: Thermal coagulation using hyperconductive fluids

Applicant/Assignee: DEPUY ACROMED, INC

Application No.: 10/457088   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2003

Abstract:

This invention relates to the use of hyperconductive fluids to coagulate tissue within the intervertebral disc.

Priority: US20020391848P Applic. Date: 2002-06-27

Inventor: RYAN THOMAS P [US]; REYNOLDS MARTIN A [US]; SERHAN HASSAN [US]; COSTON ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US7361216B2  Issued: 22/Apr/2008

Title: Dental compositions containing nanofillers and related methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/588764   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2006

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: US2004-847781 Applic. Date: 2004-05-17

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]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US7364362B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2008

Title: Header end tack seal for reclosable package

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/871465   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A tamper-evident reclosable package having a header that is tack sealed to the zipper. A light tack, in the form of a light weld, is made at the end of the package header. The header is the top portion of the package and is designed to shroud the zipper. The header serves as a tamper-evident feature, and also serves to maintain cleanliness and aesthetics of the package. The header must be tom before a person can gain access to the contents of the package. Typically, means for preferential tearing are provided for easy removal of the header. The tack seal contributes to the maintenance of the cleanliness and aesthetics of the package, while still allowing easy removal of the header. The tack is light (i.e., low bond strength or pull-off force) in order to not make it significantly more difficult to open the package.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHNEIDER JOHN H [US]; HAWS LEWIS ALBERT [US]; WALLACE DAVID C [US]


Patent No.: US7364444B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2008

Title: Shuttered electrical connector socket

Applicant/Assignee: CLIPSAL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Application No.: 10/571541   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A shuttered electrical connector for receiving an electrical plug, the plug having a hinged tail for lockingly engaging with the connector, is disclosed. The connector includes: a body 20 defining a socket having 22 an open mouth 24

a central shutter 30 hingedly mounted to the body 20 adjacent the open mouth 24 for rotation about a first hinge axis 32

and a pair of spaced apart side shutters 40 & 50 hingedly mounted to the body 20 adjacent the open mouth 24 for rotation about a second hinge axis 42, the second hinge axis 42 parallel to and spaced apart from the first hinge axis 32 . The shutters are rotatable through approximately 90 degrees from: a closed position in which together they cover the open mouth 24 while presenting a substantially flat outer face, to an open position receiving the plug in which the central shutter is offset from the side shutters.

Priority: AU20030904963 Applic. Date: 2003-09-11; WO2004AU01222 Applic. Date: 2004-09-10

Inventor: KELLOCK ANDREW [AU]; COOK QUENTIN DAVID [AU]


Patent No.: US7365051B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2008

Title: Compounds with improved cartilage-inducing and/or bone-inducing activity

Applicant/Assignee: BIOPHARM GESELLSCHAFT ZUR BIOTECHNOLOGISCHEN ENTWICKLUNG VON PHARMAKA MBH

Application No.: 11/080494   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention concerns a bioactive implant material having a cartilage-inducing and/or bone-inducing activity composed of two components A and B, of which A is a bone-inducing and/or cartilage-inducing protein or protein mixture and preferably one or several proteins from the TGF-beta superfamily, preferably MP52 or a DNA sequence coding therefor and B is a carrier matrix composed of calcium phosphate ceramics with an interconnecting microporosity which already alone has bone-inducing properties. The invention additionally concerns the production of these compounds and their use for the treatment of diseases which affect cartilage and/or bones as well as to treat damage to cartilage and/or bone tissue.

Priority: DE19961047853 Applic. Date: 1996-11-19; WO1997EP06463 Applic. Date: 1997-11-19; US1999-297092 Applic. Date: 1999-05-18

Inventor: PAULISTA MICHAEL [DE]; POHL JENS [DE]; PABST JOACHIM [DE]; HEIDE HELMUT [DE]


Patent No.: US7365106B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2008

Title: Cationically curable composition for dental use

Applicant/Assignee: TOKUYAMA DENTAL CORPORATION TOKUYAMA CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/114086   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A cationically curable composition for dental use containing a cationic polymerization initiator (I) and cationically polymerizable monomers (II), the cationically polymerizable monomers (II) containing an oxetane compound and an epoxy compound or an alkenyl ether compound at a ratio of amounts that satisfy the conditions expressed by the following formula, (axA):(bxB)=91:9 to 45:

55 wherein A is a mol number of the oxetane compound, "a" is an average number of the oxetane functional group contained in one molecule of the oxetane compound, B is a mol number of the epoxy compound or the alkenyl ether compound, and "b" is an average number of the epoxy functional group contained in one molecule of the epoxy compound or an average number of the alkenyl ether functional group contained in one molecule of the alkenyl ether compound. The composition is not hindered by oxygen from being polymerized, cures quickly even without using a special polymerizable monomer or a particular polymerization initiator, little forms an unpolymerized layer on the surface even when polymerized and cured in a highly humid environment such as in the oral cavity, and is suited as a filling/restorative material for dental use.

Priority: JP20040131431 Applic. Date: 2004-04-27; JP20040191380 Applic. Date: 2004-06-29

Inventor: SUZUKI TAKESHI [JP]; KAZAMA HIDEKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7367475B2  Issued: 06/May/2008

Title: Device for mixing and dispensing multi-component compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ERNST MUHLBAUER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/718393   Filing Date: 20/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The device for mixing and dispensing multi-component compositions is distinguished in that a cap ( 10 ) acting as a closure initially closes the outlet openings ( 5 ) of the components and can be moved into the open position by pressure of the components while they are being discharged, so that the components can be mixed by the mixing helix ( 13 ) and emerge from the outlet tube ( 12 ).

Priority: DE20021054409 Applic. Date: 2002-11-21

Inventor: HOERTH HANS [DE]; REUSS STEFFEN [DE]; HOEHNK HANS-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7368447B2  Issued: 06/May/2008

Title: Capped pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/211422   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2005

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: 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.: US7368451B2  Issued: 06/May/2008

Title: Capped pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/211660   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2005

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: 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.: US7368524B2  Issued: 06/May/2008

Title: Cationically curing two component materials containing a noble metal catalyst

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/109573   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to two-component preparations comprising epoxy compounds and a noble metal species, in particular for the preparation of dental compositions. The invention particularly relates to two-component dental compositions which comprise epoxy compounds and are cured by cationic polymerization in the presence of a noble metal species.

Priority: EP20040010330 Applic. Date: 2004-04-30

Inventor: ECKERT ADRIAN S [DE]; HOHEISEL UWE H [DE]; HECHT REINHOLD [DE]


Patent No.: US7371066B2  Issued: 13/May/2008

Title: Illuminated dental examination instrument

Applicant/Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC MILTEX, INC

Application No.: 10/941530   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2004

Abstract:

An intraoral dental instrument includes an elongate handle or body and a mirror that is releasably attachable to a distal end thereof. An LED housing disposed in the handle proximate a light entrance surface of the mirror includes a housing body sized to retain at least one LED and a reflector attached to a distal end of the housing body. The reflector has an inwardly tapered cavity covering a LED lens envelope for focusing illumination from the at least one LED onto a portion of the light entrance surface of the mirror.

Priority:

Inventor: TAMBURRINO RICHARD A [US]; CONNELLY JACK L [US]; WOJNOWICZ CATHERINE R [US]; SCHWAGER BRUCE H [US]; YANG DONGMIN [US]; LIA RAYMOND A [US]; PERKINS JEFFREY J [US]; LESEBERG ROGER W [US]; MCMAHON MICHAEL T [US]


Patent No.: US7374771B2  Issued: 20/May/2008

Title: Use of siloxanes as vaporizable carriers

Applicant/Assignee: GE BAYER SILICONES GMBH & CO., KG

Application No.: 10/495343   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Cosmetic formulations comprising alkyl-substituted siloxanes as vaporizable carriers.

Priority: DE20011055512 Applic. Date: 2001-11-13; WO2002EP12596 Applic. Date: 2002-11-12

Inventor: EVERSHEIM HUBERTUS [DE]; KROPFGANS MARTIN [DE]; NIENSTEDT SABINE [DE]; LANGE HORST [DE]


Patent No.: US7375107B2  Issued: 20/May/2008

Title: Alaphatic pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/920418   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides compound represented by formula (I): where the structural variables are defined herein. The compounds function as sodium channel blockers and may be used to treat a variety of respiratory conditions.

Priority: US20030495712P Applic. Date: 2003-08-18

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7376304B2  Issued: 20/May/2008

Title: Biochemical assay detection using a fiber optic exciter

Applicant/Assignee: BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC. A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 11/521677   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Biochemical assays of samples in receptacles, in gels, in blots, in arrays and the like, and that utilize excitation and light emission as labels for detection are enhanced by an illumination and detection system that supplies excitation light through an optical fiber that transmits excitation light from an excitation light source to the sample. Emission light produced by the excitation is then collected by a lens and converted to a signal that is compiled by conventional software for analysis. The optical fiber transfixes (passes through) the lens via a slot or other opening and is preferably offset from the center of the lens. The optical fiber and collecting lens can either be on the same side of the sample or on opposite sides, i.e., one above and the other below.

The optical fiber and the light collecting lens are arranged such that the direction of travel of the excitation light and the direction along which the emission light is collected are not coaxial, and preferably both are at an acute angle to the axis normal to the mouth of the receptacle. Illumination systems are also disclosed in which a ultraviolet, visible, or near-infrared light source is optically coupled to an optical fiber.

Priority: US2002-252023 Applic. Date: 2002-09-19; US20010325855P Applic. Date: 2001-09-27; US20010325876P Applic. Date: 2001-09-27

Inventor: HILLENDAHL JAMES W [US]; WALDBESER DAVID E [US]


Patent No.: US7380356B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2008

Title: Apparatus and method for loading flat articles of clothing into a laundry processing unit

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE JEAN MICHEL

Application No.: 11/401122   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2006

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for loading flat articles of clothing into a laundry processing unit is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a frame having an entrance opposite an end of a conveyor belt, at least one loading post controlled by an operator, with a first pair of clamps for an article of clothing, and a device for lifting the clamps until the article is transferred to a second pair of clamps associated with a spreader, including a pivoting arm supporting clamps connected to a slide slidably mounted on a tilted guide rail and rotation driving means of arm and translation driving means of slide serve to move clamps in a combined translation and rotation trajectory. The apparatus comprises further features adapted to produce relative movements and to adopt different positions with respect to frame in order to provide at least one operating mode and at least one transport mode.

Priority: WO2003ES00515 Applic. Date: 2003-10-10; WO2003ES00516 Applic. Date: 2003-10-10

Inventor: BABOZ NICOLAS [FR]; GORRIZ MANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US7380551B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2008

Title: Breathing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: TVI CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/933555   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2004

Abstract:

An improvement to a combination of an SCBA system for providing bottled air to a user and a PAPR system for purifying ambient air for use by a user wherein a sensor is included to determine the oxygen content of the breathing gas and the presence of contaminations in the atmosphere to control operation of the two systems depending on the contaminated condition of the ambient air and the oxygen content of the ambient air.

Priority: US2003-393346 Applic. Date: 2003-03-21

Inventor: ALVEY JEFFREY A [US]


Patent No.: US7381547B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2008

Title: Methods and compositions to detect bacteria using multiplex PCR

Applicant/Assignee: TZAM DIAGNOSTICS, LLC

Application No.: 10/834151   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays for detecting a bacteria (e.g. Helicobacter pylori) in a specimen use multiple oligonucleotide primer pairs based on the sequences of multiple loci of the bacteria. In one application, up to five loci in the genomic DNA sequences of Helicobacter pylori were amplified. Two fragments of H. pylori were amplified from each locus, wherein a second fragment was an internal fragment of the first fragment.

Priority:

Inventor: TSANG TAT-KIN [US]; MENG XIANGWEN [US]; ZHANG HONGJUN [US]


Patent No.: US7383854B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2008

Title: Solenoid valve for fluid media

Applicant/Assignee: A.U.K MULLER GMBH & CO. KG A.U.K MUELLER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 11/126876   Filing Date: 11/May/2005

Abstract:

A solenoid valve, particularly for hot water, has a diaphragm that is disposed with no folds that accumulate air or vapor bubbles. The diaphragm extends in a smooth curve between its outer edge and its inner edge so that the bubbles are directed to the level where the mouth of the inlet conduit enters the valve chamber. Preferably the center axis of the valve chamber and a solenoid system is tipped back to form an obtuse angle with the center axis of the inlet conduit. In addition, the inlet conduit has a portion of the upper inside wall that slopes upwardly in the direction away form the valve chamber and toward the inlet. In this portion, a discharge channel, such as a groove, extends in the direction from the valve chamber to the inlet. The discharge channel helps direct accumulated air and vapor bubbles from the valve chamber out toward the inlet.

Priority: DE200410023117 Applic. Date: 2004-05-11

Inventor: BERGER GERD [DE]; RIEDEL HEINZ-DIETER [DE]; GLAUS UWE [DE]


Patent No.: US7383969B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2008

Title: Device for mixing and dispensing multi-component compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ERNST MUHLBAUER GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 11/543497   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A device for mixing and dispensing multi-component compositions employs a cap. The cap acts as a closure initially to close the outlet openings of the components and can be moved into the open position by pressure of the components while they are being discharged, so that the components can be mixed by the mixing helix and emerge from the outlet tube. The device also includes a distribution structure that may be a fitted onto or an integral part of the outlet tube.

Priority: DE20021054409 Applic. Date: 2002-11-21; US2003-718393 Applic. Date: 2003-11-20

Inventor: HOERTH HANS [DE]; REUSS STEFFEN [DE]; HOEHNK HANS-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7384946B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2008

Title: M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 10/598882   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Novel dimeric benzoazabicyclohepatane compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, processes for their preparation and use thereof in treating M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor mediated diseases are disclosed.

Priority: WO2004US08027 Applic. Date: 2004-03-17

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; COOPER ANTHONY W J [GB]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; MCCLELAND BRENT W [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7386907B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2008

Title: Cleaning sheet

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/540879   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A cleaning sheet adapted to be attached to the head ( 20 ) of a cleaning tool ( 2 ) and having a wiping portion ( 1 A) adapted to be disposed on the lower side of the head ( 20 ). In the state attached to the head ( 20 ), the cleaning sheet has, in the wiping portion ( 1 A) thereof, a plurality of tacky recesses ( 10 ) open to the front and the rear of the head ( 20 ). The cleaning sheet has pointed parts ( 10 b) projecting to the front and the rear between borders ( 10 a) of adjacent two of the recesses ( 10 ).

Priority: JP20020382125 Applic. Date: 2002-12-27; JP20020382127 Applic. Date: 2002-12-27; WO2003JP13728 Applic. Date: 2003-10-27

Inventor: OTSUKA HIROSHI [JP]; YANAGIDA HIROYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7386910B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2008

Title: Cleaning tool assembly with a disposable cleaning implement

Applicant/Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY

Application No.: 10/678033   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A cleaning assembly including a disposable cleaning implement having a cleaning element mounted to a fitment having an elongated post. The cleaning assembly includes an elongated maneuvering wand having a handle portion and a distal implement attachment end thereof. A gripping mechanism is coupled to the wand attachment end, and is configured to releasably grip the fitment post to mount the cleaning implement. The gripping mechanism and the maneuvering wand cooperate to substantially limited pivotal movement of a longitudinal axis of the fitment post, relative a longitudinal axis of the gripping mechanism to not more than about 0 degrees to about 25 degrees when the fitment post is subjected to forces radial to the longitudinal axis of the fitment post.

In another aspect, the frictional drag between the sliding components is significantly reduced, enabling a tool assembly with a high axial holding force for the cleaning implement, but with a significantly lower, consumer friendly release force for the implement during release operation of the tool assembly.

Priority:

Inventor: MINKLER DOUGLAS J [US]; BELL RUSSELL E [US]


Patent No.: US7387202B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2008

Title: Sanitary, portable feeding kit for children

Applicant/Assignee: NEAT SOLUTIONS, INC

Application No.: 11/415627   Filing Date: 02/May/2006

Abstract:

A convenient, portable, "all-in-one" kit that contains all of the feeding accessories that a child would require for a meal, and also provides a sanitary environment for eating the meal. The kit is comprised of members including a container member, which is a cup

and closing member, which is a lid with a controlled-flow drinking spout. The cup fitted with the lid is commonly known as a sippy cup. The lidded cup serves as an enclosure for the other members of the kit. The kit also includes a utensil member, such as a spoon or fork or both. The entire kit is inexpensive and therefore disposable after a single usage. A unique feature about the kit is the inclusion of a protective member that is a specialized sheet that can be adhesively fastened to a table or highchair and, as such, provides a sanitary zone for eating the meal.

Priority: US20050676125P Applic. Date: 2005-05-02

Inventor: BEATY JAMES T [US]


Patent No.: US7387774B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2008

Title: Method of enhancing fluoridation and mineralization of teeth

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

Application No.: 10/734381   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods of enhancing fluoride incorporation into teeth and mineralization of teeth by use of oral care compositions comprising the combination of one or more fluoride ion sources and specialized phosphonate containing polymers or telomers. The present methods provide enhanced protection of teeth against caries and cavities and increased resistance to acid demineralization associated with caries processes as well as anticalculus (antitartar) benefits.

Priority: US2002-319108 Applic. Date: 2002-12-13; US2000-710250 Applic. Date: 2000-11-10; US19990165351P Applic. Date: 1999-11-12

Inventor: FALLER ROBERT VINCENT [US]; BAIG ARIF ALI [US]; WHITE JR DONALD JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US7387797B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2008

Title: Compositions derived from modiolus modiolus and methods for making and using same

Applicant/Assignee: CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/239345   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed are compositions which include an isolated soft tissue from Modiolus modiolus ("MM") and compositions which include an oil isolated from MM or a portion thereof. Also disclosed are methods of treating adenocarcinoma in a subject

methods of decreasing proliferation of adenocarcinoma cells, or of inducing apoptosis of adenocarcinoma cells, or of inducing differentiation of adenocarcinoma cells into non-cancerous cells

methods of inhibiting the activity of 5-lipoxygenase or 12-lipoxygenase or both in cells

and methods of treating a subject suffering from a disease or condition associated with excessive 5-lipoxygenase activity or 12-lipoxygenase activity or both. A process for preparing an MM extract by contacting MM or a portion thereof with a solvent under conditions effective to extract one or more materials from the MM or portion thereof is also described.

Priority: US20000190967P Applic. Date: 2000-03-22; WO2001US09192 Applic. Date: 2001-03-22

Inventor: COLLIN PETER D [US]; ADRIAN THOMAS E [US]


Patent No.: US7387890B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2008

Title: Immunoassay devices and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 11/014140   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2004

Abstract:

An immunoassay device has a housing defining a first opening for receiving a solution and a second opening through which a liquid sample is deposited, a strip of sorbent material having a test site with immobilized antigen or antibody for the ligand to be tested, and a filter for filtering the sample. The filter is located at the second opening and directly above the test site. The sorbent material defines a horizontal flow path in the housing for the solution from the first opening to the test site. In use, the sample is first applied via the filter to the test site, and then, after the ligand has been captured, a buffer added through the first opening is used to cause a secondary specific binder conjugated to a marker to migrate horizontally by capillary action to the test site where it can bind to the already captured ligand.

This immunoassay offer several advantages over the traditional chromatographic immunoassays.

Priority:

Inventor: ESFANDIARI JAVANBAKHSH [US]


Patent No.: US7388013B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2008

Title: Capped pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/138280   Filing Date: 27/May/2005

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: 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.: US7389563B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2008

Title: Cleaning device with pivoting tank

Applicant/Assignee: SHOP VAC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/294025   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2005

Abstract:

The disclosed cleaning device has a suction unit that can be used to take in liquid, a tank that can be used to hold the liquid, a mouth that can be used to pour liquid from the tank, and wheels that form a base. It also has a pivot that can be used to rotate the tank between a normal use position and a pouring position. The pivot is arranged so that in the pouring position, the center of gravity of the unit remains within the horizontal range of the base, even as the mouth of the tank falls outside the horizontal range of the base. As shown, the pivot is 12 inches above the floor and within the horizontal range of the base. In this position, it remains laterally between the center of gravity of the tank and the edge of the base when the tank is emptied.

Priority:

Inventor: MARTINEZ DAVID [US]; CREVLING JR ROBERT L [US]


Patent No.: US7389815B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2008

Title: Methods for Reverse-Circulation Cementing in Subterranean Formations

Applicant/Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC

Application No.: 11/862270   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2007

Abstract:

Methods and systems for reverse-circulation cementing in subterranean formations are provided. An example of a method is a method of cementing casing in a subterranean well bore, comprising inserting a casing into the well bore, the casing comprising a casing shoe

equipping the casing with a well head, and a casing inner diameter pressure indicator

flowing an equilibrium fluid into the well bore

flowing a cement composition into the well bore after the equilibrium fluid

determining from the well-bore pressure indicator when the well bore pressure has reached a desired value

discontinuing the flow of cement composition into the well bore upon determining that the well bore pressure has reached a desired value

and permitting the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Examples of systems include systems for cementing casing in a well bore.

Priority: US2004-973322 Applic. Date: 2004-10-26

Inventor: BADALAMENTI ANTHONY M [US]; BLANCHARD KARL W [US]; CROWDER MICHAEL G [US]; FAUL RONALD R [US]; GRIFFITH JAMES E [US]; ROGERS HENRY E [US]; TURTON SIMON [US]


Patent No.: US7390518B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2008

Title: Stain removing chewing gum composition

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA, LLC

Application No.: 10/618202   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A composition in the form of a chewing gum composition or a confectionery composition containing a stain removing complex of a stain removing agent and a cyclodextrin compound and methods of preparing and using the same to remove stains from dental material including teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: GEBRESELASSIE PETROS [US]; LUO SHIUH JOHN [US]; BOGHANI NAVROZ [US]


Patent No.: US7392204B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2008

Title: Method for selecting cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/666184   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2000

Abstract:

An average face composition is produced by computer graphic methods surveying average facial features, skin color, lip color and eye color among plural faces representing different human races. Enquiries are performed among a plurality of different people to receive their replies to questions on the obtained faces on which various cosmetics were furnished. The collected comments were analyzed to prepare color maps, whereby necessary information and images were established to enable selection of suitable cosmetics.

Priority: JP19990281596 Applic. Date: 1999-10-01

Inventor: MATSUMOTO KYOKO [JP]; TAKEDA TAKESHI [JP]; GOTO YASUO [JP]


Patent No.: US7392642B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2008

Title: Packaging device for free-flowing bulk material (filling)

Applicant/Assignee: POLY-CLIP SYSTEM GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 11/257492   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The invention pertains to a device for the packaging of free-flowing fill materials in a tube-shaped casing with a feeder tube to conduct the flow of fill materials. The feeder tube features a hookup, a mouth, a basically straight first segment adjoining the hookup, with a first longitudinal axis, and a second segment that is conjoined with the first segment and proximate to the mouth. The first segment is designed to accept and conduct a casing on its outer surface. The casing infeed consists of a plastic filmstrip, which is formed into a tube around the first feeder tube segment. The second segment is designed to further conduct the plastic filmstrip-derived, newly formed casing. Alternatively, a supply of casing and/or net material may be loaded onto the second segment from its mouth.

Upstream and ahead of the first segment, the feeder tube features a feeder tube swivel bearing ( 140 ) around the first longitudinal axis. There is at least one change of feeder tube direction between the first and second segments.

Priority: DE200510050614 Applic. Date: 2005-10-21

Inventor: TOEPFER KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US7392810B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2008

Title: Dental flossing cartridge system and driver attachments

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/368085   Filing Date: 03/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A new dental flossing system comprising

a.) Multiple compact floss dispensing cartridges having quick attachment means to a driver to advance floss contained within said floss dispensing cartridge, b.) A packaging container for multiple said compact floss dispensing cartridges and c.) Drive extension attachment means to configure new and existing dental drivers for use with said compact floss dispensing cartridges. The unique features built into said compact floss dispensing cartridge comprise

a plaque accumulator, containment of additive materials to the floss before use, and floss tension control. Novel system features built into said drive extension attachment means comprise

a self-locking gear train, auxiliary motion to said compact floss dispensing cartridge and quick attachment means to said compact floss dispensing cartridge.

The new dental flossing system enhances the use of dental floss materials and dental drivers to advance floss and to remove plaque without depositing collected plaque on to other teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: APOTHEKER HARVEY [US]; ROSS ROBERT N [US]


Patent No.: US7393493B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2008

Title: Crosslinkable polymeric materials and their applications

Applicant/Assignee: A ENTERPRISES, INC

Application No.: 10/789442   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel composition for dental, orthopedic and drug delivery purpose. Specifically, it relates to composition comprising an admixture of a resorbable bone substitute and a crosslinkable prepolymer. It also relates to the composition formed by crosslinking the admixture.

Priority: US20030450538P Applic. Date: 2003-02-27

Inventor: ASHMAN ARTHUR [US]; SHASTRI V PRASAD [US]


Patent No.: US7393882B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2008

Title: Dental pastes, dental articles, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/353505   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a dental paste, a dental article, methods of making and using the dental paste, and compositions prepared therefrom. In one embodiment, the dental paste includes (a) a filler including porous, non-pyrogenic silica having a silane treated surface and being substantially free of heavy metals and (b) a filler including non-aggregated primary silica particles, with the fillers being dispersed in a hardenable resin.

Priority: US20020353593P Applic. Date: 2002-01-31

Inventor: WU DONG [US]; KOLB BRANT U [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; CRAIG BRADLEY D [US]; HOLMES BRIAN N [US]; RUSIN RICHARD P [US]; WINDISCH MARK S [US]


Patent No.: US7393883B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2008

Title: Filler for dental composite materials

Applicant/Assignee: NEW AGE BIOMATERIALS, INC

Application No.: 10/844633   Filing Date: 13/May/2004

Abstract:

Ceramic filler compositions of customized shapes (FIGS. 1-30) according to the present invention, includes ceramic and glass-ceramic particles having a customized shape which provides mechanical locking within a resin matrix giving significantly improved fracture toughness performance for a resin/glass or ceramic composite system. The material has particular application as a tooth filling material with significantly improved wear resistance. The wide range of unique-shaped filler particles are produced using wet chemistry methods according to the invention of preparing the ceramic particles for use in a resin matrix composite material. Such composite materials have a very wide application, especially as a dental composite filling material for restoring a tooth.

Priority: US2002-192876 Applic. Date: 2002-07-03

Inventor: JONES DEREK W [CA]; RIZKALLA AMIN S [CA]; HALL GORDON C [CA]


Patent No.: US7395755B1  Issued: 08/Jul/2008

Title: Container crusher and method of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/706024   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2007

Abstract:

An aesthetic and useful device for enclosing a vacuum pump within a framed enclosure for the evacuation of air from used containers is herein disclosed. An enclosure for a vacuum pump comprises a latching access door, a lid, and a container-staging area that extends downward, effectively housing a vacuum pump supported by an interior shelf. A vacuum chamber for collecting any entrained liquids or solids from used containers is coupled at one end to vacuum plumbing extending from the inlet of the vacuum pump and at the other end to a container adapter. The container adapter has a stepped female diameter opening to accommodate various sized container mouths. A sealed and latched access door maintains the integrity of the vacuum chamber as well as provides an aesthetic and protective shroud for the vacuum pump.

Priority: US20060772833P Applic. Date: 2006-02-13

Inventor: DEESE HENRY W [US]


Patent No.: US7396092B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2008

Title: Sliding guide for drawers and other furniture parts slide out of the body of a piece of furniture

Applicant/Assignee: ALFIT AG

Application No.: 10/519220   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2005

Abstract:

Pull-out guide ( 10 ) for furniture parts with a running rail ( 14 ) fixable to a furniture part and a carcass rail ( 12 ) fixable on the furniture carcass as well as and a central rail ( 16 ) which is provided between these two rails. The rails are guided so as to be longitudinally displaceable relative to one another by load-transmitting anti-friction bearings which are in each case retained rotatably in cages ( 22 ). The anti-friction bearings are constructed in a manner known per se as cylindrical rollers ( 30

34 ) which are retained in the associated cage ( 22 ) so as to be rotatable transversely with respect to the pull-out direction about a horizontal or vertical as in each case, and which can roll on elongate planar tracks constructed on the respectively associated rails.

At least some of the rollers ( 30 ) are mounted so as to be rotatable about the horizontal axis and are disposed in the respectively associated cage ( 22 ) so as to be offset with respect to one another laterally in the direction of their longitudinal central axes relative to other rollers ( 30 ) which are mounted in the same cage ( 22 ) so as to be rotatable about the horizontal axis.

Priority: DE20022009690U Applic. Date: 2002-06-21; WO2003EP06547 Applic. Date: 2003-06-20

Inventor: PRENTNER CHRISTIAN [AT]; GRABHER GUENTER [AT]


Patent No.: US7396546B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2008

Title: Anti-microbial compositions and methods of using same

Applicant/Assignee: THE QUIGLEY CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/359889   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2003

Abstract:

An anti-microbial composition is provided. The anti-microbial composition includes a first ingredient obtainable from ginger, a second ingredient obtainable from green tea, an optional third ingredient available from turmeric, and, optionally, an acceptable carrier. Also provided are methods of reducing, treating or preventing at least one symptom or adverse effect of microbial infection in a patient. The methods include the step of administering to the patient prior to expected exposure to a microbe, concurrently with exposure to a microbe, or after exposure to a microbe, an effective amount of a composition of the invention.

Priority: 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.: US7396831B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2008

Title: Vanilloid receptor ligands and their use in treatments

Applicant/Assignee: AMGEN INC

Application No.: 11/195303   Filing Date: 01/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Compounds having the general structure and compositions containing them, for the treatment of acute, inflammatory and neuropathic pain, dental pain, general headache, migraine, cluster headache, mixed-vascular and non-vascular syndromes, tension headache, general inflammation, arthritis, rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, inflammatory eye disorders, inflammatory or unstable bladder disorders, psoriasis, skin complaints with inflammatory components, chronic inflammatory conditions, inflammatory pain and associated hyperalgesia and allodynia, neuropathic pain and associated hyperalgesia and allodynia, diabetic neuropathy pain, causalgia, sympathetically maintained pain, deafferentation syndromes, asthma, epithelial tissue damage or dysfunction, herpes simplex, disturbances of visceral motility at respiratory, genitourinary,

gastrointestinal or vascular regions, wounds, burns, allergic skin reactions, pruritis, vitiligo, general gastrointestinal disorders, gastric ulceration, duodenal ulcers, diarrhea, gastric lesions induced by necrotising agents, hair growth, vasomotor or allergic rhinitis, bronchial disorders or bladder disorders.

Priority: US2003-445170 Applic. Date: 2003-05-20; US20020383331P Applic. Date: 2002-05-22

Inventor: DOHERTY ELIZABETH M [US]; ZHU JIAWANG [US]; STEC MARKIAN [US]; NORMAN MARK H [US]; OGNYANOV VASSIL I [US]; FOTSCH CHRISTOPHER H [US]; CHEN NING [US]; CHAKRABARTI PARTHA P [US]; PETTUS LIPING H [US]; WANG HUI-LING [US]; WANG XIANGHONG [US]; ARASASINGHAM PREMILLA [US]


Patent No.: US7399466B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2008

Title: Method and compositions for promoting osteogenesis

Applicant/Assignee: ENOBIA PHARMA INC

Application No.: 10/362259   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The object of the present invention is to increase PHEX activity to improve the osteogenic process in a mammal where this process has been diminished due to pathology or a condition that require osteogenesis. Osteocalcin is an endogenous inhibitor of the PHEX activity. Therefore, the identification of a substance capable of potentiating PHEX activity by preventing the inhibitory action of endogenous inhibitors will improve osteogenesis. Since PHEX is generally associated with the growth plane of bone or teeth and the absence of osteocalcin is associated with increased bone mass, potentiation of PHEX activity can promote bone growth. Increased PHEX activity can also be obtained by administration of the enzyme itself.

Priority: WO2001CA01220 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23; US20000227012P Applic. Date: 2000-08-23

Inventor: BOILEAU GUY [CA]


Patent No.: US7399766B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2008

Title: Soluble amide & ester pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 10/920391   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides a pyrazinoylguanidine compound represented by formula (I): where the structural variables are as defined herein. The compounds are useful for promoting hydration of mucosal surfaces.

Priority:

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7401646B2  Issued: 22/Jul/2008

Title: Methods for Reverse-Circulation Cementing in Subterranean Formations

Applicant/Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC

Application No.: 11/862292   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2007

Abstract:

Methods and systems for reverse-circulation cementing in subterranean formations are provided. An example of a method is a method of cementing casing in a subterranean well bore, comprising inserting a casing into the well bore, the casing comprising a casing shoe

equipping the casing with a well head, and a casing inner diameter pressure indicator

flowing an equilibrium fluid into the well bore

flowing a cement composition into the well bore after the equilibrium fluid

determining from the well-bore pressure indicator when the well bore pressure has reached a desired value

discontinuing the flow of cement composition into the well bore upon determining that the well bore pressure has reached a desired value

and permitting the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Examples of systems include systems for cementing casing in a well bore.

Priority: US2004-973322 Applic. Date: 2004-10-26

Inventor: BADALAMENTI ANTHONY M [US]; BLANCHARD KARL W [US]; CROWDER MICHAEL G [US]; FAUL RONALD R [US]; GRIFFITH JAMES E [US]; ROGERS HENRY E [US]; TURTON SIMON [US]


Patent No.: US7402433B2  Issued: 22/Jul/2008

Title: Method of in-vitro micropropagation of Piper longum plants

Applicant/Assignee: RELIANCE LIFE SCIENCES PVT. LTD

Application No.: 10/411151   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an efficient method of in-vitro micropropagation of Piper longum plants. In particular, the present invention is directed towards the novel method for micropropagation of Piper longum from lateral bud (meristematic) explant (starting material), by culturing the explants on different medias. This method results in mass production of the plant Piper longum in a short span of time.

Priority:

Inventor: SHARON MADHURI [IN]; MAURYA GHANSHYAM [IN]


Patent No.: US7405046B2  Issued: 29/Jul/2008

Title: COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF RHINOVIRUS

Applicant/Assignee: THE QUIGLEY CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/553656   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2006

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: US2004-012764 Applic. Date: 2004-12-14; 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 ALLEN [US]


Patent No.: US7407616B2  Issued: 05/Aug/2008

Title: Method for photo-curing polymerizable compositions with pulsed light

Applicant/Assignee: NEW PHOTONICS, LLC

Application No.: 11/056588   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A method for curing polymerizable compositions by irradiating the compositions with a pulsed light that is emitted from an LED. The method of the present invention is especially suitable for curing dental compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: MELIKECHI NOUREDDINE [US]; PANDHER RANJIT S [US]


Patent No.: US7408016B2  Issued: 05/Aug/2008

Title: Methods for producing and purifying 2-hydrocarbyl-3,3-bis(4-hydroxyaryl)phthalimidine monomers and polycarbonates derived therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V

Application No.: 11/263132   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A composition comprising a polycarbonate, wherein the polycarbonate has a weight average molecular weight of greater than 15,000, comprises more than 15 mole percent structural units derived from a 2-aryl-3,3-bis(4-hydroxyaryl)phthalimide: wherein R<1 >is selected from the group consisting of aryl groups having 6 to 25 carbon atoms and aralkyl groups having 7 to 25 carbon atoms, and R<2 >is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a hydrocarbyl group, and a halogen

and further wherein the polycarbonate has a yellowness index of less than 10 as measured on a 3 millimeter thick plaque in accordance with ASTM D1925 is disclosed.

Priority: US20050697139P Applic. Date: 2005-07-07

Inventor: CHATTERJEE GAUTAM [IN]; DHANABALAN ANANTHARAMAN [IN]; GLASGOW KATHERINE [US]; RAI VINOD KUMAR [IN]; SHANMUGAM SURESH [IN]; SRINIVASAN VEERARAGHAVAN [IN]


Patent No.: US7409946B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2008

Title: FUEL VAPOR RECOVERY CANISTER

Applicant/Assignee: STANT MANUFACTURING INC

Application No.: 11/613964   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2006

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.: US7410968B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2008

Title: Capped pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/211707   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compounds represented by formula (I): where the structural variables are as defined herein. The compounds are 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.: US7410978B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2008

Title: Once daily dosage forms of trospium

Applicant/Assignee: SHIRE LABORATORIES, INC SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/980818   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical composition of a pharmaceutically acceptable trospium salt, with upon administration to a human patient generates an average steady state blood levels of trospium with a minimum (Cmin) and maximum (Cmax) blood levels of about 0.5-2.5 ng/ml and about 2.0-6.0 ng/ml, respectively.

Priority: US20030517198P Applic. Date: 2003-11-04; US20030523968P Applic. Date: 2003-11-21

Inventor: KIDANE ARGAW [US]; FLANNER HENRY H [US]; BHATT PADMANABH [US]; RAOUFINIA ARASH [US]


Patent No.: US7414079B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2008

Title: Utilization of rhinologically active substances

Applicant/Assignee: SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/626178   Filing Date: 24/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Acyclic compounds containing an ether functionality external to the ring can be used as rhinologically active substances. In the regions of the mouth, the throat and the airways they produce a refreshing and clearing feeling.

Priority: DE20001058459 Applic. Date: 2000-11-24; US2001-988860 Applic. Date: 2001-11-21

Inventor: SURBURG HORST [DE]; MACHINEK ARNOLD [DE]; LOGES HUBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US7414131B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2008

Title: Bicycloheteroarylamine compounds as ion channel ligands and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: RENOVIS, INC

Application No.: 11/022324   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Amine compounds are disclosed that have a formula represented by the following: The compounds may be prepared as pharmaceutical compositions, and may be used for the prevention and treatment of a variety of conditions in mammals including humans, including by way of non-limiting example, pain, inflammation, traumatic injury, and others.

Priority: US20030532371P Applic. Date: 2003-12-24

Inventor: KELLY MICHAEL G [US]; JANAGANI SATYANARAYANA [US]; WU GUOXIAN [US]; KINCAID JOHN [US]; LONERGAN DAVID [US]; FANG YUNFENG [US]; WEI ZHI-LIANG [US]


Patent No.: US7414152B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2008

Title: N-substituted p-menthane carboxamides

Applicant/Assignee: GIVAUDAN-SA GIVAUDAN, SA

Application No.: 11/437294   Filing Date: 19/May/2006

Abstract:

Cooling compounds are provided having the formula: wherein, m is 0 or 1, Y and Z are selected independently from the group consisting of H, OH, C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, and a C1-C4 straight or branched alkoxy, X is (CH2)n-R, where n is 0 or 1 and R is a group with non-bonding electrons, with the provisos that: (a) when Y and Z are H, X is not F, OH, MeO or NO2 in the 4-position and is not OH in the 2 or 6-position (b) when Y or Z is H then X, Y and Z are such that (i) the groups in the 3- and 4-positions are not both OMe, (ii) the groups in the 4- and 5-positions are not both OMe, (iii) the groups in 3- and 5-positions are not OMe if the group in the 4-position is OH, and (iv) the groups in the 3- and 5-positions are not OH if the group in the 4-position is methyl.

Priority: WO2004CH00646 Applic. Date: 2004-10-28; US20030523977P Applic. Date: 2003-11-21

Inventor: GALOPIN CHRISTOPHE C [US]; KRAWEC PABLO VICTOR [US]; SLACK JAY PATRICK [US]; TIGANI LORI W [US]


Patent No.: US7414154B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2008

Title: Polyamine compounds and compositions for use in conjunction with cancer therapy

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/847236   Filing Date: 17/May/2004

Abstract:

The invention provides novel polyamine compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for administration in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The compounds are administered locally to provide protection against the adverse side-effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, such as alopecia, mucositis and dermatitis. Pharmaceutical preparations comprising one or more chemoprotective polyamines formulated for topical or local delivery to epithelial or mucosal cells are disclosed. Methods of administering the pharmaceutical preparations are also disclosed.

Priority: US2003-360195 Applic. Date: 2003-02-07; US20020355356P Applic. Date: 2002-02-07

Inventor: FAHL WILLIAM E [US]; COPP JR RICHARD R [US]; OCHSNER CYNTHIA E [US]; PEEBLES DANIEL D [US]; FAHL KATHLEEN L [US]


Patent No.: US7416336B2  Issued: 26/Aug/2008

Title: Tamper-evident slider-actuated string-zippered bag and related method of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/903148   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Reclosable bags having a slider-actuated string zipper and tamper-evident features. In one aspect, the 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

a membrane depending within the interior volume to block access to a portion of the interior volume when the string zipper is open

and a hood joined to the receptacle and shrouding the mouth. The membrane is made by forming a gusset. Then a string zipper is installed inside of the gusset and heat sealed in place. Later a hood or shroud is attached to the bag walls at an elevation traversed by the gusset panels. A layer of non-sealable material is applied on a surface of a gusset panel to prevent the gusset panels from being sealed together when the hood is heat sealed to the bag walls.

Priority: US2003-617234 Applic. Date: 2003-07-10

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


Patent No.: US7416338B2  Issued: 26/Aug/2008

Title: Reclosable package having zipper with hinged flap and related methods of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/871194   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A reclosable package comprises a slider-operated zipper wherein at least one of the zipper parts has a hinged flap to which a marginal portion of a panel of packaging film is joined. The hinged flap swings away from the rest of the zipper part in response to a pulling force tending to pull that zipper part away from the other zipper part. The flap is disposed between a base strip of the zipper part that it forms a part of and a sidewall of the slider. The slider is retained on the zipper by retaining ledges projecting from a distal end of a plow that pries open the zipper during slider travel in an opening direction.

Priority:

Inventor: AUSNIT STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US7418759B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2008

Title: Toothbrush and process for producing the same

Applicant/Assignee: TRISA HOLDING AG

Application No.: 10/964731   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a toothbrush with a neck piece and a brush body, comprising a head piece connected thereto, conventional bristles and at least one soft elastic cleaning element. According to the invention, the conventional bristles are mounted on a support element made from hard plastic. The above is connected to the brush body by means of a recess on the head piece which matches the support element. The at least one cleaning element is arranged on the head piece and directly connected to the brush body. The invention further relates to a method for production of such a toothbrush.

Priority: WO2003CH00220 Applic. Date: 2003-04-02; DE20021016641 Applic. Date: 2002-04-15

Inventor: HUBER BEAT [CH]; FISCHER FRANZ [CH]


Patent No.: US7418881B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2008

Title: Dilution system and method

Applicant/Assignee: MALVERN INSTRUMENTS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/545820   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A multi-stage dilution device, comprising a first stage dilution apparatus (A), and a second stage dilution apparatus (B), each of the stage dilution device comprising:-(i) a housing ( 1 ) having a diluent inlet ( 7 )

(ii) a sample inlet ( 2 ) having a sample introducer within the housing ( 1 ) adapted to introduce the sample at an introducer point ( 4 ) within the housing ( 1 )

and, (iii) a mixing conduit ( 5 ) mounted at least partially within the housing ( 1 ), the mixing conduit ( 5 ) having an inlet section comprising a mouth ( 10 ), and a fluid outlet ( 8 ), and a throat section ( 9 ) capable of producing a pressure drop within the mixing conduit ( 5 ), the pressure drop being sufficient to draw sample through the sample inlet ( 2 )

the introducer point ( 4 ) of the sample inlet ( 2 ) being proximate the mixing conduit inlet

and wherein the fluid output ( 8 ) of the first stage dilution apparatus (A) is in communication with the sample inlet ( 2 ) of the second stage dilution apparatus (B). A method of diluting a sample is also disclosed.

Priority: GB20030003470 Applic. Date: 2003-02-14; WO2004GB00599 Applic. Date: 2004-02-16

Inventor: WATSON DAVID JOHN [GB]; JONES LEWIS MEURIG [GB]; KOVACH JAMES FRANKLIN [GB]


Patent No.: US7419607B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2008

Title: Anti-biofilm forming structure and method of manufacturing the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/543648   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A biofilm resistant fluid handling system is provided having at least one structural component adapted to retain or deliver fluid. The at least one structural component is formed from a biofilm resistant material comprising polymeric resin and an inorganic carrier conjugated with a biocidal metal ion. When a surface of the at least one structural component is exposed to a continuous or intermittent aqueous solution environment the formation of active biofilm on the surface is prevented and planktonic bacteria in proximity of said surface is killed. Additionally, methods for extending the biocidal properties of a biofilm resistant fluid handling system are provided.

One includes continuously or periodically introducing a biocidal metal ion into contents of the aqueous solution environment resulting in equilibrium of biocidal metal ion exchange between the biofilm resistant material of the handling system and the aqueous solution environment, Another includes affixing a solvent, comprising an inorganic carrier conjugated with a biocidal metal ion, to the surface of the fluid handling system.

Priority: US20030460927P Applic. Date: 2003-04-07; WO2004US10794 Applic. Date: 2004-04-06

Inventor: DOWNS BRADLEY [US]


Patent No.: US7422012B2  Issued: 09/Sep/2008

Title: Apparatus and method for controlling unpleasant human breath odor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/032443   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A method of controlling unpleasant human breath odor. The method includes the steps of: providing a breath treatment unit that is configured to be hand-holdable by a user

through the hand-holdable breath treatment unit, directing into the user's mouth a quantity of a breath treating substance

and discharging the breath treating substance through the hand-holdable breath treatment unit.

Priority:

Inventor: PINNS GARY [US]


Patent No.: US7422432B2  Issued: 09/Sep/2008

Title: System and method for remotely controlling devices

Applicant/Assignee: WARNER SYSTEMS, LLC

Application No.: 10/730678   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A system and a method for remotely controlling devices are provided. The system includes a foot pedal unit having a moveable member. The system further includes a transmitter operatively associated with the moveable member. The transmitter transmits a first signal in response to at least partial displacement of the moveable member when a first device is selected. The transmitter transmits a second signal in response to at least partial displacement of the moveable member when a second device is selected.

Priority: US2003-464369 Applic. Date: 2003-06-17; US20020389229P Applic. Date: 2002-06-17

Inventor: WARNER THOMAS P [US]


Patent No.: US7425585B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2008

Title: Photosensitive resin composition

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/818072   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2007

Abstract:

Photosensitive compositions which can be developed by alkali solution, comprise (A) a polymer containing at least one carboxylic acid group in the molecule and having a molecular weight of 200,000 or less, (B) selected alpha-aminoalkylphenone compounds as photoinitiators and (C) an ester of a polyol, wherein the polyol is partially or fully esterified with an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid a monomeric, oligomeric or polymeric compound having at least one olefinic double bond.

Priority: EP20010810734 Applic. Date: 2001-07-26; US2004-484357 Applic. Date: 2004-01-20; WO2002EP07989 Applic. Date: 2002-07-18

Inventor: KURA HISATOSHI [JP]; OKA HIDETAKA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7425587B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2008

Title: Flowable underfilling material

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH HERAECUS KULZER GMBH

Application No.: 11/050591   Filing Date: 03/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A flowable, light-curing underfilling material that is easily visible and distinguishable from the tooth substance. The underfilling material contains at least one polymerizable monomer, at least one polymerization initiator and also 0.3-10% white pigment.

Priority: DE200410006643 Applic. Date: 2004-02-10

Inventor: GRUNDLER ANDREAS [DE]; ERDRICH ALBERT [DE]; GRECZMIEL MICHAEL [DE]; ERNST CLAUS-PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7427408B2  Issued: 23/Sep/2008

Title: Quorum sensing and biofilm formation

Applicant/Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Application No.: 10/164446   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is based on the discovery that interspecies quorum sensing is related to biofilm formation. The present invention provides methods useful for treating or preventing biofilm formation and microbial infections associated with biofilm formation by using an agent that either increases LuxS-dependent pathway or interspecies quorum sensing signal. The present invention also provides compositions containing an anti-microbial agent and an agent that either increases LuxS-dependent pathway or interspecies quorum sensing signal.

Priority:

Inventor: MERRITT JUSTIN [US]; SHI WENYUAN [US]; ANDERSON MAXWELL H [US]


Patent No.: US7428906B2  Issued: 30/Sep/2008

Title: Method for cleaning a stationary gas turbine unit during operation

Applicant/Assignee: GAS TURBINE EFFICIENCY AB

Application No.: 10/538672   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A method for cleaning a stationary gas turbine unit during operation, wherein the unit comprises a turbine, a compressor driven by the turbine, the compressor having an inlet, an air inlet duct arranged upstream of the air inlet of the compressor, the inlet duct having a part of the duct adjoining the inlet of the compressor and having decreasing cross section in the flow direction in order to give the air flow a final velocity at the inlet to the compressor. A spray of cleaning fluid is introduced in the inlet duct. The cleaning fluid is forced through a spray nozzle with a pressure drop exceeding 120 bar to form a spray the drops of which have a mean size that is less than 150 mum. The spray is directed substantially parallel to and in the same direction as the direction of the air flow.

The spray is introduced at a position in the duct section where the air velocity is at least 40 percent of the final velocity at the compressor inlet, so that the drops of the liquid spray are caused to acquire a slip ratio of at least 0.8 at the compressor inlet.

Priority: SE20020003697 Applic. Date: 2002-12-13; WO2003SE01674 Applic. Date: 2003-10-29

Inventor: ASPLUND PETER [SE]; HJERPE CARL-JOHAN [SE]


Patent No.: US7431106B2  Issued: 07/Oct/2008

Title: Drilling method

Applicant/Assignee: BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA INC

Application No.: 10/565625   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A method of reducing formation breakdown during the drilling of a wellbore which method comprises: (a) circulating a drilling mud in the wellbore comprising (i) an aqueous or oil based fluid, (ii) at least one fluid loss additive at a concentration effective to achieve a high temperature high pressure (HTHP) fluid loss from the drilling mud of less than 2 ml/30 minutes and (iii) a solid particulate bridging material having an average particle diameter of 25 to 2000 microns and a concentration of at least 0.5 pounds per barrel

(b) increasing the pressure in the wellbore to above the initial fracture pressure of the formation such that fractures are induced in the formation and a substantially fluid impermeable bridge comprising the solid particulate bridging material and the fluid loss additive(s) is formed at or near the mouth of the fractures thereby strengthening the formation

(c) thereafter continuing to drill the wellbore with the pressure in the wellbore maintained at above the initial fracture pressure of the formation and below the breakdown pressure of the strengthened formation.

Priority: US20030489917P Applic. Date: 2003-07-25; WO2004GB03154 Applic. Date: 2004-07-19

Inventor: ALBERTY MARK WILLIAM [US]; ASTON MARK SHELTON [GB]; MCLEAN MICHAEL RICHARD [GB]


Patent No.: US7432281B2  Issued: 07/Oct/2008

Title: Amide derivatives as ion-channel ligands and pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using the same

Applicant/Assignee: RENOVIS, INC

Application No.: 10/961483   Filing Date: 07/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Compounds are disclosed that have a formula represented by the following: The compounds may be prepared as pharmaceutical compositions, and may be used for the prevention and treatment of a variety of conditions in mammals including humans, including by way of non-limiting example, pain, inflammation, traumatic injury, and others.

Priority: US20030508884P Applic. Date: 2003-10-07

Inventor: KELLY MICHAEL G [US]; JANAGANI SATYANARAYANA [US]; UPASANI RAVINDRA B [US]


Patent No.: US7434364B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2008

Title: Wall panel arrangement

Applicant/Assignee: HAWORTH, LTD

Application No.: 11/304392   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A pair of upright wall panels are each provided with a sidewardly spaced pair of generally parallel but inclined guide grooves extending vertically along the outer face of the upright frame edge rails. A connector assembly including a main activator rod having a pair of wedge members threaded thereon in spaced relationship therealong is positioned between the opposed upright edge rails. The wedge members have wedgelike edge flanges which protrude into the grooves of the opposed upright edge rails.

Rotation of the activating rod causes the wedge members to simultaneously move relative to the rod in opposite directions between a first end position wherein the wedge members effect gripping engagement with the groove walls to simultaneously effect a drawing together of the edge rails and alignment thereof, and a second end position wherein the wedge members clampingly engage only a single edge rail to facilitate initial mounting of the connector assembly.

Priority:

Inventor: MACDERMOTT SCOTT [CA]; WALKER LAURA A [CA]


Patent No.: US7435086B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2008

Title: Endodontic tool having reduced torque demands

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/195101   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A dental reamer/file is in the form of an elongated shank having a proximal end portion and a distal end and a tapered working portion of determined length extending therebetween, the external surface of the shank working portion having at least two equally spaced apart continuous concave helical flutes and therebetween an equal number of spiraled, spaced apart flanges, each flange having in a plane perpendicular to the length of a longitudinal axis of the shaft an outer end defined by a first and a second surface intersecting at a point of maximum radius from the axis, the first surface being relatively short and the second surface relatively longer, the point of maximum radius providing a spiraled scraping edge.

Priority:

Inventor: BERUTTI ELIO VINCENZO GIOVANNI [IT]; CASTELLUCCI ARNALDO [IT]; CANTATORE GIUSEPPE [IT]


Patent No.: US7435398B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2008

Title: Apparatus for sterilizing dental hand pieces

Applicant/Assignee: NITRAM DENTAL A/S

Application No.: 10/986436   Filing Date: 12/Nov/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus is disclosed for sterilizing dental hand pieces 80 . The apparatus comprises a treating chamber 22 . Different channels 41 - 44 in bottom plate 36 of the chamber 42 connect the interior of the chamber and the hand piece 80 with saucers 62 - 68 of water pressurized air, oil and steam. The connection is effected through conduits arranged as channels in a metal block 50 and through valves arranged in a valve block 60 . Accordingly, maintenance and mounting is easy. Moreover, safety switches 96 for the movement of the lid 4 of the chamber 22 are provided in a foil 90 arranged around the holding of the treatment chamber, which switches 96 are pressure sensitive membrane switches operating with elements 100 on the lid 4.

Priority:

Inventor: LUND-JENSEN JESPER WENZEL [DK]; NOERBY MADS [DK]


Patent No.: US7435409B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2008

Title: Compositions comprising a potassium salt active ingredient, including oral compositions for reducing dental nerve and dentin sensitivity comprising a non-menthol flavoring

Applicant/Assignee: MCNEIL-PPC, INC

Application No.: 11/378168   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The subject invention provides a detergent composition comprising an effective amount of a soluble potassium salt, a sodium (C8-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. Detergent compositions of the invention include oral compositions for removing and loosening plaque and/or stains from a dental surface and oral compositions for reducing dental nerve and/or dentin sensitivity.

The subject invention further provides an oral composition for reducing dental nerve and/or dentin sensitivity comprising an effective amount of an ingredient that possesses activity in reducing dental nerve and/or dentin sensitivity, an orally-acceptable vehicle, and a flavoring that does not contain a substantial amount of menthol in an amount effective to provide flavor to said composition. 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: US2003-630526 Applic. Date: 2003-07-30; 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.: US7435724B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2008

Title: Degradation-resistant mononucleoside phosphate compounds

Applicant/Assignee: INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICAL, INC

Application No.: 11/285221   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to mononucleoside phosphate compounds that have the benefits of a dinucleotide pharmaceutical. These mononucleoside phosphates can be made from a mononucleotide that has been modified by attaching a degradation-resistant substituent on the terminal phosphate of a polyphosphate mononucleotide. By attaching this degradation-resistant substituent, the stability from degradation matches or exceeds those of certain dinucleotides. The mononucleoside phosphate compounds of the present invention are useful in preventing and treating epithelial tissue diseases or diseases or disorders associated with platelet aggregation.

Priority: US2002-082998 Applic. Date: 2002-02-27

Inventor: DOUGLASS III JAMES G [US]; YERXA BENJAMIN R [US]; SHAVER SAMMY R [US]; PETERSON WARD M [US]; BROWN EDWARD G [US]; CREAN CHRISTOPHER S [US]; BOYER JOSE L [US]


Patent No.: US7442375B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2008

Title: Compositions of beta-defensin inducing agents

Applicant/Assignee: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/891825   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The disclosure provides, among other things, beta-defensin related agents for the treatment and prevention of viral infections, and particularly HIV infections. The disclosure provides methods for identifying additional beta-defensin related agents and for improving available beta-defensin related agents.

Priority: US2003-737288 Applic. Date: 2003-12-15; US20020433099P Applic. Date: 2002-12-13

Inventor: WEINBERG AARON [US]


Patent No.: US7445440B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2008

Title: Polymerization temperature test element

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG IVOCLAR VIVADENT A.G

Application No.: 10/622419   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A polymerization temperature test element is provided for a polymerization device of the type, in particular, for polymerizing dental products. The polymerization temperature test element includes a base element and a receipt region centrally disposed on the base element and operable to receive the mass to be polymerized. The energy source of the polymerization device irradiates the mass to be polymerized with one or both of light radiation and thermal radiation to effect polymerization of the mass and the base element and the receipt region are configured so as to be subjected to the respective light and thermal radiation emitted by the energy source.

Accordingly, the polymerization temperature test element provides an indication, via color-temperature indicators which change color or brightness at discrete temperatures, that a target polymerization temperature has been reached during irradiation of the mass.

Priority: DE20031009855 Applic. Date: 2003-03-06

Inventor: POKORNY WALTER [AT]; BROTZGE MICHAEL [AT]; LANGLE WERNER [AT]; KINDLE WERNER [LI]


Patent No.: US7448386B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2008

Title: Full face respiratory mask with integrated nasal interface

Applicant/Assignee: RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC

Application No.: 11/633888   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2006

Abstract:

A patient interface that reliably and comfortably seals a user's face by providing an oral-nasal mask that includes an integrated nasal interface. The patient interface includes a seal member having an oral cushion portion configured to surround the user's mouth and a nasal interface portion that provides an interface with the user's nose. The seal member, including the oral cushion portion and the nasal interface portion, is a unitary member. Finally, the nasal interface portion remains below the bridge of the nose.

Priority: US20050748311P Applic. Date: 2005-12-07

Inventor: HO PETER CHI FAI [US]; EATON JASON P [US]


Patent No.: US7448870B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2008

Title: Handpiece for dental or surgical use with locking mechanism

Applicant/Assignee: BIEN-AIR HOLDING S.A

Application No.: 10/558674   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The handpiece includes at the front a collet arranged for strongly gripping the shank of a removable tool housed in guide bores. The collet includes two or several arms attached to an annular part of the collet to grip the tool shank. Preferably, the collet arms are levers each having a support surface which is far from the jaw and on which a gripping mechanism exerts a force which is multiplied by the lever. The gripping mechanism includes a sliding sleeve having an inner conical surface which produces the force on the collet levers via balls. This arrangement enables a smaller gripping spring to be used, or such spring to be omitted. The balls of the releasing mechanism are guided in helical slots having a flexible lateral strip which holds the gripping mechanism in position via a snap fit.

Priority: EP20040003520 Applic. Date: 2004-02-17; WO2005EP01612 Applic. Date: 2005-02-17

Inventor: MAITRE LUC [CH]


Patent No.: US7449499B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2008

Title: Self-etching dental compositions and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/916168   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to dental compositions that can be used as adhesives for bonding a dental material to a dental structure surface and/or as a dental restorative material. The dental composition is preferably applied to a dental structure surface under conditions effective to etch the dental structure surface.

Priority: US20030494603P Applic. Date: 2003-08-12

Inventor: CRAIG BRADLEY D [US]; AASEN STEVEN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; HECHT REINHOLD [DE]; LUCHTERHANDT THOMAS [DE]; RAO PRABHAKARA S [US]; SHUKLA BRIAN A [US]; WATERMANN MARKUS [DE]


Patent No.: US7451767B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2008

Title: Sleep appliance

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/165641   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A dental oral appliance for use with patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring and to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance covers the inside (lingual) of the upper teeth and has an open palate. Retention for the appliance is provided by either clasps placed over the upper right and left molars and a retainer in the anterior area or by an occlusal coverge of the upper teeth. A raised incisor ramp that extends from the incisal tip (biting edge) of the incisors toward the lingual, or posterior raised ramps, separate the posterior teeth to reduce spasm on the temporalis muscle. A transverse, transpalatal ramp, which extends from the inside (lingual) of the upper right molars to the inside of the upper left molars, covers the tongue and holds it down, opening the airway.

Priority:

Inventor: KEROPIAN BRYAN [US]


Patent No.: US7452209B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2008

Title: Exoskeleton support for placement of a dental treatment strip

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/120112   Filing Date: 02/May/2005

Abstract:

An exoskeleton support and associated placement system for use in placing a thin, flexible dental treatment strip over a person's tooth surfaces. The exoskeleton support includes an exoskeleton body that is curved so as to approximate the curvature of a person's dental arch. The exoskeleton support includes an inner surface that is oriented toward a person's tooth surfaces during use, an outer surface oriented away from the person's tooth surfaces during use, and means for temporarily holding or attaching a flexible dental treatment strip to the inner surface of the exoskeleton support. The exoskeleton support allows a user to more easily and accurately place a dental treatment strip on tooth surfaces to be treated.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US7452924B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2008

Title: Self-etching emulsion dental compositions and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/916169   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to dental compositions that can be used as adhesives for bonding a dental material to a dental structure surface and/or as a dental restorative material. The dental composition is preferably applied to a dental structure surface under conditions effective to etch the dental structure surface.

Priority: US20030494603P Applic. Date: 2003-08-12

Inventor: AASEN STEVEN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; GRUPP HENDRIK M [DE]; HANSEN MIRIAM [DE]; KLETTKE THOMAS [DE]; LECHNER GUENTHER [DE]; LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; LUCHTERHANDT THOMAS [DE]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; RAO PRABHAKARA S [US]; RUSSELL VICTORIA A [US]; WENDLAND MICHAEL S [US]


Patent No.: US7455521B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2008

Title: Interproximal devices and methods of using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/202740   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A loop is formed by a bow having across one side a strip or blade. The bow has flexure and memory. The flexure and memory of the bow are imparted to the strip, enabling the strip to be either taut or loose, depending on the pressure exerted by the operator upon the bow. The bow is held and manipulated by the operator with the thumb and finger. The strip is positioned under tension. A holder for the device allows additional variability in the angle of attack of the strip, and facilitates quick and easy interchange of the strips. A holder avoids insertion of fingers far back in the mouth, where working space is limited.

Priority: WO2004US03785 Applic. Date: 2004-02-11; US20040613449P Applic. Date: 2004-09-27

Inventor: FISHBURNE JR COTESWORTH [US]


Patent No.: US7456246B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2008

Title: Hydrophilic polyorganosiloxane composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/724221   Filing Date: 01/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A hydrophilic polyorganosiloxane composition comprising (A) a curable organopolysiloxane containing at least 5 mol % of diphenylsiloxane units or at least 10 mol % of methylphenylsiloxane units, (B) a curing agent, and (C) a specific polyether cures into an elastomeric or gel-like silicone product having excellent hydrophilic properties and prevents separation of the polyether over time.

Priority: JP20020350117 Applic. Date: 2002-12-02

Inventor: KAMOHARA HIROSHI [JP]; OZAI TOSHIYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7458464B1  Issued: 02/Dec/2008

Title: Dental appliance care kit

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/709102   Filing Date: 20/Feb/2007

Abstract:

This invention comprises a kit of materials necessary for a patient to clean and maintain a dental appliance made of plastic resin. More specifically, the kit contains a special brush, a polishing paste, a gel for use under the appliance when worn, an oral care rinse to use with the appliance, a powdered material that is dissolved in water that becomes a solution that cleans and disinfects the appliance, and a plurality of protective cases.

Priority: US20060775373P Applic. Date: 2006-02-21

Inventor: KUTSCH V KIM [US]; BOWERS ROBERT J [US]; DROESCH JESSE L [US]; FOLIN STEVEN R [US]


Patent No.: US7458484B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2008

Title: Device for ejecting blister tablets

Applicant/Assignee: MANREX PTY. LTD

Application No.: 10/526141   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2003

Abstract:

A device for dislodging tablets from the interior of a blister comprises a cup having a circular side wall which can be comfortably gripped in the hand. The interior of the cup is provided with a central upward projection which extends above the cup side wall and has its free end shaped to rupture easily a foil backing to the blister so that the tablets can be dislodged from the blister by twisting the cup and fall into the cup from which they are readily recovered.

Priority: AU20020951072 Applic. Date: 2002-08-28; WO2003AU01047 Applic. Date: 2003-08-19

Inventor: STEVENS GERARD [AU]


Patent No.: US7458811B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2008

Title: Kits Comprising a Plurality of Bite Ramps Having Different Angles for Orthodontic Treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/560306   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2006

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: US2005-232694 Applic. Date: 2005-09-22; US2004-835963 Applic. Date: 2004-04-30; US2004-837477 Applic. Date: 2004-04-30

Inventor: ABELS NORBERT [DE]; BACKES CLAUS-H [DE]


Patent No.: US7459119B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2008

Title: Laminated polyester resin container and method of molding such a container

Applicant/Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/463545   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A multiplayer perform having at least a medium or intermediate gas barrier layer is prepared in advance by the injection molding of this perform in a predetermined shape that corresponds to the shape of a finished molded product. The body portion of this perform is heated to a blow moldable temperature. The heated perform is set in a primary blow mold (12), and is blow molded in the biaxial orientation to give a primary molded intermediate (5). The primary intermediate (5) is then heated to deform it forcibly by thermal shrinkage and thereby to give the secondary molded intermediate (6). The shrunken secondary intermediate (6) is set in a secondary blow mold (13), and is subjected to the secondary blow molding in the biaxial orientation to obtain a finished molded product, which is fixed thermally to give heat history to the PET resin.

As a result, the PET resin layers are given a high degree of crystallization, which serves to complement the function of the gas barrier layer or layers in such a way that the container has high and effective gas barrier properties.

Priority: JP19990341468 Applic. Date: 1999-11-30; JP20000361320 Applic. Date: 2000-11-28; US2001-869694 Applic. Date: 2001-07-03; WO2000JP08388 Applic. Date: 2000-11-29

Inventor: OTA AKIHO [JP]; UESUGI DAISUKE [JP]; SUZUKI MASATO [JP]


Patent No.: US7459272B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2008

Title: Reduction in bacterial colonization by administering bacteriophage compositions

Applicant/Assignee: INTRALYTIX, INC

Application No.: 10/724900   Filing Date: 02/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for reducing the risk of bacterial infection or sepsis in a susceptible patient by treating the susceptible patient with a pharmaceutical composition containing bacteriophage of one or more strains which produce lytic infections in pathogenic bacteria. Preferably, treatment of the patient reduces the level of colonization with pathogenic bacteria susceptible to the bacteriophage by at least one log. In a typical embodiment, the susceptible patient is an immunocompromised patient selected from the group consisting of leukemia patients, lymphoma patients, carcinoma patients, sarcoma patients, allogeneic transplant patients, congenital or acquired immunodeficiency patients, cystic fibrosis patients, and AIDS patients.

In a preferred mode, the patients treated by this method are colonized with the pathogenic bacteria subject to infection by said bacteriophage.

Priority: US2001-757685 Applic. Date: 2001-01-11; US20000205240P Applic. Date: 2000-05-19; US20000175416P Applic. Date: 2000-01-11; US20000175415P Applic. Date: 2000-01-11; US20000175377P Applic. Date: 2000-01-11

Inventor: MORRIS J GLENN [US]; SULAKVELIDZE ALEXANDER [US]; ALAVIDZE ZEMPHIRA [GE]; PASTERNACK GARY R [US]; BROWN TORREY C [US]


Patent No.: US7461967B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2008

Title: Releasable Coupling Device Between a Tool Shank and a Motor Assembly in Hand-Held Blenders

Applicant/Assignee: SAMMIC, S.L SAMMIC, S.L. BASARTE, I

Application No.: 11/460660   Filing Date: 28/Jul/2006

Abstract:

The invention discloses a fast and reliable coupling device between a tool shank and a motor assembly of a hand-held blender, which can be released by the user. The motor assembly is of the type that has a cylindrical nozzle centrally positioned on the base by which it couples to the tool shank, the outer side of which has a threaded portion, whilst the tool shank has an internally threaded nut that is complementary to the nozzle, the base of the motor assembly also including a formation that projects outwards, with a hole through which a retaining ball projects, pushed by a spring, whilst radial partitions project from the outer wall of the coupling nut of the tool shank towards the inner face of the coupling bell,

one of these partitions having on its upper edge a cup-shaped formation that is of suitable dimensions to admit and house said ball when aligned with it during the coupling operation between said tool shank and motor assembly.

Priority: ES20050001749U Applic. Date: 2005-07-28

Inventor: GARCIA JAVIER HIDALGO [ES]; ZUBIZARRETA AITOR AGUIRREZABALAGA [ES]


Patent No.: US7462586B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2008

Title: Method of cleaning dental and medical instruments using anti corrosion detergent compositions

Applicant/Assignee: SCICAN LTD

Application No.: 11/353049   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A novel method for cleaning dental and medical instruments is disclosed, in which a cleaning solution including a low-residue corrosion inhibitor is used not only in a wash stage of the cleaning cycle, but also in at least one subsequent rinse cycle, to optimize both cleaning and rust prevention. A novel cleaning solution particularly suited to this method has a neutral to alkaline pH and comprises in aqueous solution a low-foaming surfactant and a corrosion inhibitor selected from the group of C4-C16 alkyl pyrrolidones and C1-C18 alkylamines.

Priority: US20050652701P Applic. Date: 2005-02-15

Inventor: TIJANIC VESO [CA]; BHARAJ BHUPINDER [CA]; ACOSTA ZARA EDGAR JOEL [CA]; OMIDBAKHSH NAVID [CA]


Patent No.: US7462807B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2008

Title: Beveled ergonomic image recorder with bent reading register

Applicant/Assignee: ATMEL GRENOBLE

Application No.: 10/562686   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to small dimension image recorders, such as an image recorder, comprising a matrix of rows and columns of photosensitive points, arranged on a chip of a generally square or rectangular form with believed corners, characterised in comprising a reading register arranged at the base of the matrix. The register is bent to follow the bevelled corners of the chip and thus comprises a horizontal piece and two oblique pieces. The sensor further comprises means (ZIn) to direct the photosensitive charges form the columns terminating opposite the beveled corners towards the stage of the reister situated in the oblique part along the beveled corners. The above is of application to intraoral dental radiological sensors.

Priority: FR20030007978 Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; WO2004EP51242 Applic. Date: 2004-06-25

Inventor: CAUPAIN JEAN-MARIE [FR]; BEAL GERARD [FR]; LIGOZAT THIERRY [FR]


Patent No.: US7464715B1  Issued: 16/Dec/2008

Title: Dental cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/042374   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A dental cleaning strip constructed of a polymeric material having a plurality of spaced openings having raised peripheral portions for cleaning interproximal surfaces and contact areas between teeth. The polymeric material may be formed into apertured strips by means of a laser. The raised peripheral portions of the flexible strips may have raised irregular peripheral shapes extending from at least one surface thereof.

Priority: US2003-458587 Applic. Date: 2003-06-10; US20040558756P Applic. Date: 2004-04-01

Inventor: HUSTED ESTON A [US]; LAMOURE MARDELLE M [US]


Patent No.: US7465758B2  Issued: 16/Dec/2008

Title: DENTAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS WITH ARYLSULFINATE SALTS

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/778381   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2007

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: US2003-672814 Applic. Date: 2003-09-26

Inventor: FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]; KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Patent No.: US7470078B2  Issued: 30/Dec/2008

Title: Cleaning implement

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

Application No.: 11/354384   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A cleaning implement that provides multiple functions useful in cleaning windows and similar surfaces is disclosed. There is a support head mounting a squeegee blade and (optionally) a scrubber and/or touch-up pad. There is also a collector absorbent pad that is mounted to the support head adjacent the squeegee blade, a sprayer linked to the support head, and a container connectable to the sprayer. The implement can spray cleaning fluid on a window to be cleaned. The scrubber can then be applied, followed by the squeegee. Liquid being removed from the window using the squeegee is then collected in the absorbent pad, which is replaceable when saturated. Any remaining streaks on the surface being cleaned can then be removed by the touch-up pad. Replacement pads and replacement containers are also disclosed.

Priority: US20050654348P Applic. Date: 2005-02-18

Inventor: BANCO MICHAEL J [US]; NEUMANN PETER M [US]; MICHAELS KENNETH W [US]; HARRITY KEVIN [US]


Patent No.: US7470176B2  Issued: 30/Dec/2008

Title: Converting existing prior art fume hoods into high performance low airflow stable vortex fume hoods

Applicant/Assignee: FLOW SAFE INC

Application No.: 11/546964   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method and conversion kits, that include all necessary components, to convert any style existing prior art fume hood into a stable vortex high performance low airflow fume hood that can accommodate varying size prior art fume hoods without altering the fume hood envelope or customizing the conversion kit. The articulating rear baffle can be lifted out for cleaning debris that collects in baffle conduit. The conversion can be accomplished without drilling mounting holes into an asbestos liner and can be applied on any size or style prior art fume hood. The present invention also provides a new fume hood incorporating the features of the method and kit.

Priority: US20050726561P Applic. Date: 2005-10-14

Inventor: MORRIS ROBERT HARRIS [US]; MORRIS STEVEN ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US7470438B1  Issued: 30/Dec/2008

Title: Ericacea extracts for combating skin aging

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/970797   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Extracts of plants of the Ericacea family are administered to individuals to combat the signs of aging of the skin, e.g., wrinkles and fine lines, for example by inhibiting the expression of metalloproteases, by inhibiting collagen degradation, or by inhibiting UV-induced skin degradation.

Priority: FR20000012737 Applic. Date: 2000-10-05

Inventor: FAGOT DOMINIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US7470728B2  Issued: 30/Dec/2008

Title: Dental glazes and method of manufacture and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Application No.: 11/289758   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A polymerizable dental glaze, comprising: a polymerizable, ethylenically unsaturated resin composition

a filler composition consisting essentially of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane filler

and a curing system. These polymerizable dental glazes may be used for temporary or permanent dental restorations.

Priority: US2003-665391 Applic. Date: 2003-09-19; US2003-452269 Applic. Date: 2003-06-02; US2002-136031 Applic. Date: 2002-04-30; US2003-683750 Applic. Date: 2003-10-10; US2002-287428 Applic. Date: 2002-11-04; US20010287918P Applic. Date: 2001-05-01; US20010338116P Applic. Date: 2001-11-08

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


Patent No.: US7475694B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Apparatus and method of cleaning teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/221542   Filing Date: 08/Sep/2005

Abstract:

This invention discloses an apparatus and method for cleaning teeth, particularly in individuals undergoing cosmetic and orthodontic treatment. The apparatus includes members having a tooth contact portion and a handle portion. Connected to the tooth contact portion is a floss tip enclosure element capable of receiving floss that is capped. The invention can be used easily and conveniently to enable a person to floss underneath bridges, or orthodontic wiring, without damage to the gingival tissue.

Priority:

Inventor: STELMACH THOMAS [US]


Patent No.: US7475695B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Flossing Device With Internal Floss Feed

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/858232   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2007

Abstract:

A flossing device having internal floss feed in which floss is advanced from a storage chamber inside the handle of the device, through feed gears, to a pair of spaced apart tines. Spent floss is returned through the return gears, the return drive gear having a greater diameter than the feed drive gear, thus ensuring the floss remains taut between the tines. An integral cutter allows the spent floss to be cut off and discarded. The cover over one or both sets of gears may be open at the top and bottom to allow cleaning of the gears. A flexible tile may be included over the aperture through which the floss exits the storage chamber to prevent water incursion therein. A floss advance lever advances the floss by a single action when pressed forward, which creates and maintains sufficient tensions on the floss resulting in taut and snug floss between the tines.

Optionally, the flossing head has a vibratory device to aid in the flossing action.

Priority: US2004-846575 Applic. Date: 2004-05-17

Inventor: FILSOUF EHSAN [US]


Patent No.: US7475982B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Vapor barrier attachment for eyewear

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 11/639940   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2006

Abstract:

A combination includes eyewear, such as glasses, with a removable vapor barrier attachment. The eyewear includes a frame and lenses configured for protecting a user's eyes. The vapor barrier attachment is removably attached to the eyewear, and includes a base member removably attachable to the eyewear frame, and flap members extending from the base member. The flap members have a shape and length so as to extend longitudinally below the eyewear lenses. The flap members are attached to the eyewear along at least a portion of the length of the flap members and have a resilient sealing edge that conforms against the wearer's face to inhibit exhaled air from passing between the lenses and the wearer's face.

Priority:

Inventor: WELCHEL DEBRA [US]; CYR RAYMOND [CA]; BLANCHETTE LUC [CA]


Patent No.: US7478737B2  Issued: 20/Jan/2009

Title: Beverage dispenser

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/511590   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus allowing the automatic drawing out of beverages from bottles (wherein the bottles are kept in their vertical position) comprising a drawing tap (12) which permits the entering of the gas in the bottle, the drawing of the liquid and the cleaning of the spout channel (19) and allows an easy and hygienic substitution of the empty bottles.

Priority: EP20020007998 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10; WO2003EP03671 Applic. Date: 2003-04-09

Inventor: GOSI RICCARDO [IT]; TORRI GUIDO [IT]; DEGL LNNOCENTI MARCO [IT]; BENCISTA LORENZO [IT]


Patent No.: US7479268B2  Issued: 20/Jan/2009

Title: Staining agent in tablet form for making visible the formation of dental plaque and method for producing such a staining agent

Applicant/Assignee: HAGER & WERKEN GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/508250   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A staining agent in tablet form for making visible dental plaque contains 85 to 95% by weight lactose

1.5 to 2.6% by weight phloxin B

2.5 to 3.5% by weight FDA Blue No. 1

0.15 to 0.25% by weight magnesium stearate. The staining agent is produced by direct compression tableting and can also contain 0.3 to 0.75% by weight peppermint or eucalyptus flavoring agents.

Priority: DE20021059640 Applic. Date: 2002-12-18; WO2003DE04187 Applic. Date: 2003-12-18

Inventor: DEPPE MARC [DE]


Patent No.: US7479476B2  Issued: 20/Jan/2009

Title: Antimicrobial compositions comprising polymeric stabilizers

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/581007   Filing Date: 01/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Antimicrobial composition comprising iodide and thiocyanate anions, periodic acid, and nitrogen and/or phosphorous containing polymers.

Priority: GB20030028156 Applic. Date: 2003-12-04; WO2004EP13606 Applic. Date: 2004-12-01

Inventor: ASHWORTH DAVID WILSON [GB]; HODGKINSON DARREN [GB]; HUFF JUERGEN [DE]


Patent No.: US7481653B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2009

Title: Preshaped thin-walled dental trays and methods of manufacturing and using such trays

Applicant/Assignee: ORATECH LC

Application No.: 11/054696   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2005

Abstract:

Pre-shaped, non-custom dental trays are either preloaded with a dental treatment composition (e.g., in the form of a 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 having to go through the more lengthy customization procedure. According to one embodiment, a pre-shaped dental tray can be pre-loaded with a dental treatment composition and stored within a sealed packaging container. Alternatively, it can be sold by itself or in combination with a treatment composition that a user can load into the dental tray.

The tray can be manufactured by vacuum forming polymeric sheet material over a template.

Priority: US2003-701788 Applic. Date: 2003-11-04; US2003-350629 Applic. Date: 2003-01-24

Inventor: ANDERSEN SCOT N [US]


Patent No.: US7484639B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: DRINK CUP AND LID

Applicant/Assignee: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/276063   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2006

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: US2004-824753 Applic. Date: 2004-04-15

Inventor: MARAVICH MILAN C [US]; MARIN JEFFREY A [US]; JOCHEM DAVID J [US]


Patent No.: US7484733B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: Game simulating the catching of fish by plug casting

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/903701   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2007

Abstract:

A fishing apparatus comprising a flat, essentially vertical game board, a fish support mounted behind the game board, one or more flat, relatively thin fish-shaped members releasably mounted on the fish support, each fish-shaped member having a tapered mouth at on end thereof and a circular snare opening connecting to the mouth through a guide slot, a casting line, a plug adapted to be connected to the end of the casting line so that the plug and line can be cast over the fish-shaped members, each plug being made of resilient material and being provided with a nose piece adjacent to the connection of the line to the plug, the nose piece being receivable in the snare opening, the game board having a gap therein which is in alignment with the guide slot in the fish-shaped member,

the gap in the game board being associated with a plurality of doors which are mounted on hinge axes for swinging movement when a fish-shaped member is pulled against the doors, whereby, when the plug is pulled into the circular snare opening and the line is pulled thereafter, the fish-shaped member will spring out through the hinged doors in a manner simulating the catching of fish in actual water.

Priority: US2007-788271 Applic. Date: 2007-04-19

Inventor: LOWRANCE ARLEN J [US]


Patent No.: US7485183B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: Pigment mixture, and the use thereof in cosmetics and in the foods and pharmaceuticals sector

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/810671   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Pigment mixtures which have at least two components, where component A comprises effect pigments based on glass flakes and component B comprises flake-form, needle-shaped, spherical or crystalline colorants or fillers, and to the use thereof, in particular in cosmetic formulations and for the coloring or as a coating of products in the foods and pharmaceuticals sector are described.

Priority: DE20031029780 Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; DE20031013981 Applic. Date: 2003-03-27

Inventor: HOCHSTEIN VERONIKA [DE]; SCHOEN SABINE [DE]


Patent No.: US7488088B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2009

Title: Led white light illuminator

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIONS IN OPTICS, INC

Application No.: 11/599721   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2006

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 at least one LED.

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.: US7488101B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2009

Title: High intensity LED array illuminator

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIONS IN OPTICS, INC

Application No.: 11/594377   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A high intensity mutli-wavelength illumination apparatus comprising an array of LEDs each of which has a predetermined spectral output that is emitted over a predetermined solid angle, an array of non-imaging concentrators the individual non-imaging concentrators of which are optically coupled in one-to-one correspondence with the LEDs, each non-imaging concentrator in the array of non-imaging concentrators operating to collect radiation emitted by each of the LEDs and to re-emit substantially all the collected radiation as a beam having a diverging solid angle smaller than said predetermined solid angle over which radiation is emitted by each of the LEDs,

the non-imaging concentrators each having an entrance aperture for receiving radiation emitted by a corresponding one of the LEDs and an exit aperture from which the LEDs output emerges spatially and spectrally uniform in the near field of the exit aperture, and a light integrator having an entrance facet optically coupled to each of the exit apertures of the non-imaging concentrators for receiving radiation there through and conducting it to an exit facet thereof from which radiation is emitted for a downstream application, the light integrator being structured and arranged to substantially uniformly mix the individual beams emitted by each concentrator so that radiation emitted from its exit facet is uniformly colored.

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.: US7488800B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2009

Title: APOPTOSIS-INDUCING POLYPEPTIDES

Applicant/Assignee: ACADEMIA SINICA

Application No.: 11/947935   Filing Date: 30/Nov/2007

Abstract:

An isolated water-soluble VP1 polypeptide of foot-and-mouth disease virus and a nucleic acid encoding the polypeptide. Also disclosed are a pharmaceutical composition containing the polypeptide or nucleic acid and related methods of inducing apoptosis and treating an apoptosis-related disorder.

Priority: US2004-863637 Applic. Date: 2004-06-08; US2003-449531 Applic. Date: 2003-05-29

Inventor: LIANG SHU-MEI [TW]; PENG JEI-MING [TW]; LIANG CHI-MING [TW]


Patent No.: US7490613B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Smoking device with self-contained ignition means

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/777579   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A smoking device having a self-contained ignition mechanism. The device is in the form of a smoking pipe having a stem and a bowl, a mouthpiece extends through the stem and is connected below the bottom of the bowl

contained substantially within the stem is an igniter and a fuel tank for generating a flame in response to an actuator located on the side of the stem. The igniter generates a torch-like flame which extends into the combustion chamber at a point above the mouth piece pipe at ignite combustible material placed in the bowl.

Priority: US20030320028P Applic. Date: 2003-03-20

Inventor: IORDAN GEORGE [US]


Patent No.: US7490651B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Apparatus for finishing garment fabric edges

Applicant/Assignee: MACPI S.P.A. PRESSING DIVISION

Application No.: 11/142922   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an apparatus for finishing the edge of a garment fabric and the like, including, on a bearing framework, a guide element for guiding an adhesive strip, leading to a top wheel and a bottom wheel. Said top and bottom wheels operate, at a base defining a working surface, on an edge portion of a fabric to apply the adhesive strip thereto. Heating means for heating the adhesive strip and cooling means for cooling the made piece are moreover provided.

Priority: IT2004MI01168 Applic. Date: 2004-06-10

Inventor: CARTABBIA GIOVANNI [IT]


Patent No.: US7491386B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Treatment of Actinomyces naeslundii-related diseases with exogenous lactic bacteria strains

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A., A SWISS CORPORATION NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 10/995891   Filing Date: 23/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A lactic bacteria strain that is exogenous to the oral microflora is selected for its ability to adhere the pellicle of the teeth and to produce a growth inhibition factor. This strain is used for the preparation of a composition intended for reducing dental plaque and for treating or preventing root caries and other diseases related to Actinomyces naeslundii in mammals.

Priority: EP19980202707 Applic. Date: 1998-08-12; EP20000201948 Applic. Date: 2000-06-02; WO2001EP06268 Applic. Date: 2001-05-30; WO1999EP05473 Applic. Date: 1999-07-26; US2002-305024 Applic. Date: 2002-11-27; US2001-779596 Applic. Date: 2001-02-09

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


Patent No.: US7491687B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Encapsulated materials

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/983142   Filing Date: 05/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to encapsulated fragrance materials. The fragrance materials are comprised of high Clog P materials or high Clog P fragrance materials along with high Clog P solvent materials. The encapsulated fragrance and solvent materials can then be further coated with a second coating, preferably a cationic coating. The selective use of solvents enables the fragrance and fragrance materials to remain in the capsules for extended periods of time without leaching from the capsule. The leaching of the flavor or fragrance materials is a problem especially in products that contain a high loading of surfactant or emulsifying materials such as laundry and oral care products.

Priority: US2003-718240 Applic. Date: 2003-11-20

Inventor: POPPLEWELL LEWIS MICHAEL [US]; BRAIN JOSEPH [NL]; PLUYTER JOHN GERWIN LODEWIJK [US]; ZHEN YUEQIAN [US]; LEE KAIPING DANIEL [US]


Patent No.: US7491694B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Dental restorative materials

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Application No.: 10/478094   Filing Date: 18/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a composition for dental restoration including a dental restorative material and an effective amount of a casein phosphopeptide(CPP)-amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) complex or casein phosphopeptide(CPP)-amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate (ACFP) complex.

Priority: AU2001PR05177 Applic. Date: 2001-05-21; WO2002AU00632 Applic. Date: 2002-05-21

Inventor: REYNOLDS ERIC C [AU]; TYAS MARTIN J [AU]


Patent No.: US7491755B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Cellulose ether composition for the extrusion of mineral shaped bodies and also a process for the extrusion of mineral shaped bodies using this cellulose ether composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/914470   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A description is given of a cellulose ether composition as additive for the extrusion of mineral masses which comprises 70 to 99.9% by weight of cellulose ether and 0.1 to 30% by weight of superabsorbent polymer, as well as a process for the extrusion of mineral masses using these compositions as additive.

Priority: DE20031037012 Applic. Date: 2003-08-12

Inventor: BAYER ROLAND [DE]; HOEHL FRANK [DE]; SCHLESIGER HARTWIG [DE]; KULL ARNE HENNING [DE]; PANNEK JOERN [DE]; ENGELHARDT JUERGEN [DE]; KRESSDORF BURKHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US7494339B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Compositions for use as dental crowns and methods for preparing dental crowns

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 11/502139   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides a method of forming dental restorations, particularly dental crowns. The method involves applying a flexible cement composition to a prepared tooth surface. The composition is polymerized so that it substantially hardens. A composite crown-forming material is dispensed into a substantially transparent plastic matrix. The matrix is placed in the mouth of the patient so that the composite material is molded over the tooth surface. Then, the material is irradiated with curing light, through the matrix, so that it hardens to form a dental crown. The crown has good mechanical strength and is resistant to fracturing and breaking.

Priority: US20050706882P Applic. Date: 2005-08-10

Inventor: DIAS WALTER R [US]; SUN FUMING [US]; HARE ROBERT V [US]


Patent No.: US7494980B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Antimicrobial peptide and methods of use thereof

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

Application No.: 10/795514   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A method of preventing biofilm formation in an environment including the steps of administering to the environment an effective amount of a peptide having the amino acid sequence NH2-lys-lys-val-val-phe-lys-val-lys-phe-lys-CONH2 [SEQ ID NO: 1] The method is useful in preventing the formation of biofilms in various environments including a home, workplace, laboratory, industrial environment, aquatic environment, animal body or human body. A method of inhibiting the growth of oral microorganisms including the steps of administering to an oral environment an effective amount of a peptide having the amino acid sequence NH2-lys-val-val-phe-lys-val-lys-phe-lys-CONH2 [SEQ ID NO: 1].

Priority: US20030455206P Applic. Date: 2003-03-10

Inventor: LEUNG KAI P [US]; CONCANNON SEAN P [US]


Patent No.: US7495010B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 10/565048   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20030487982P Applic. Date: 2003-07-17; WO2004US23041 Applic. Date: 2004-07-16

Inventor: BELMONTE KRISTEN E [US]; BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7495038B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Materials leading to improved dental composites and dental composites made therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/431680   Filing Date: 10/May/2006

Abstract:

This invention relates to composite materials for restorative dentistry. More particularly, it relates to new components for dental composites, which impart an attractive combination of good mechanical properties and low shrinkage.

Priority: US20050680763P Applic. Date: 2005-05-13

Inventor: ANTON DOUGLAS ROBERT [US]; JAYCOX GARY DELMAR [US]


Patent No.: US7495054B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Curable compositions containing dithiane monomers

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/229903   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The invention features compositions comprising at least one monomer that comprises a cyclic dithiane moiety attached to a (meth)acryloyl moiety. The composition may optionally contain additional polymerizable compounds, such as ethylenically unsaturated compounds, that are typically used in dental compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; PLAUT DAVID J [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]


Patent No.: US7497983B2  Issued: 03/Mar/2009

Title: Coloring of ceramics by atmosphere control

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CERAMICS, INC

Application No.: 11/889945   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2007

Abstract:

Methods of forming a colored ceramic body or dental article are described that include: (a) forming a body from a ceramic-containing powder

(b) shaping the body into a desired shape

and (c) firing the shaped body in an atmosphere comprising at least one coloring agent. Methods of forming a fully dense ceramic body that lacks discoloration, are also described which include: (a) forming a body from a ceramic-containing powder

(b) shaping the body into a desired shape

(c) placing the shaped body in a firing atmosphere containing at least one impurity that promote discoloration of the ceramic body

(d) placing the ceramic body in proximity to an atmosphere powder

and (e) firing the shaped body in proximity to an atmosphere powder

wherein the atmosphere powder acts as at least one of a barrier and a getter for the at least one impurity.

Priority: US20060838375P Applic. Date: 2006-08-18

Inventor: KHAN AJMAL [US]; BRODKIN DMITRI G [US]


Patent No.: US7498043B2  Issued: 03/Mar/2009

Title: Silicon substituted oxyapatite

Applicant/Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC

Application No.: 11/088094   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The invention is a silicon substituted oxyapatite compound (Si-OAp) for use as a synthetic bone biomaterial either used alone or in biomaterial compositions. The silicon substituted oxyapatite compound has the formula Ca5(PO4)3-x(SiO4)xO(1-x)/2, where 0

Priority: US20040559956P Applic. Date: 2004-04-07

Inventor: SAYER MICHAEL [CA]; REID JOEL [CA]; SMITH TIMOTHY J N [CA]; HENDRY JASON [CA]


Patent No.: US7498363B2  Issued: 03/Mar/2009

Title: Two-component dental molding material made of hydroxyl-functional polyethers and alkoxysilanes or silicic acid esters

Applicant/Assignee: KETTENBACH GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 11/230067   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Condensation-crosslinking two-component dental molding materials based on polyethers are particularly suitable for taking impressions. Such materials are used in dental medicine, for example for taking tooth impressions, for bite registration, or for lining dental prostheses. The molding material is made of the following: a) at least one hydroxylsilyl-functional polyether

b) at least one alkoxysilane b1) or one polysilicic acid ester b2)

c) at least one reinforcing filler c1) having a BET surface of at least 50 m2/g or at least one non-reinforcing filler c2) having a BET surface of less than 50 m2/g, d) water, if necessary

and e) at least one condensation catalyst.

Priority: DE200410045214 Applic. Date: 2004-09-17

Inventor: BUBLEWITZ ALEXANDER [DE]; REBER JENS-PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7498367B2  Issued: 03/Mar/2009

Title: ACID-TOLERANT DENTAL COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/906447   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A dental composition compatible with acidic dental primers/adhesives, the dental composition comprising (A) 5% (w/w) to 90% (w/w) of at least one polymerizable monomer having at least one ethylenically unsaturated vinyl, acrylate, or methacrylate group

(B) 0.01% (w/w) to 10% (w/w) of at least one compound of structure where each of R1, R2, and R3 may be the same or different and is independently selected from H, alkyl, alkoxyl, aryl, acyl, allyl, pyridyl, -OH, alkenyl, aralkyl, cycloalkyl, and heterocyclic structure containing O, S, or N

(C) 0.01% (w/w) to 10% (w/w) of at least one hydroperoxide compound with at least one hydroperoxide group attached to a tertiary carbon

(D) 5% (w/w) to 95% (w/w) of at least one finely divided filler

(E) 0% (w/w) to 25% (w/w) of one or more components selected from a solvent, a photoinitiator, a stabilizer, and/or an antimicrobial agent. One embodiment of the invention is a dental cementation or core buildup kit that has enhanced compatibility between the acidic primer/adhesive and the cement or core buildup material, and therefore enhanced adhesion to a tooth. The kit includes (I) an acidic primer/adhesive composition having a pH less than 4.5

and (II) a cement or core buildup material having the above described composition comprising components (A)-(E). Another embodiment of the invention is a method for adhering a prosthetic device to a tooth to restore the function and/or appearance of a diseased tooth. Another embodiment of the invention is a method of providing a temporary cement, crown and/or bridge, inlay, onlay, endodontic sealer, and/or an endodontic filling material, using the inventive composition.

Priority:

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US7500576B1  Issued: 10/Mar/2009

Title: Dental training cup apparatus and methods for use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/940569   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The invention discloses a cup apparatus that comprises a child's training cup that is modified to clean a child's baby teeth and gums with comfortable, cleaning elements are perpendicular to each other. To use the device and methods of this invention for cleaning the upper four front baby teeth, the child's lips surround the mouthpiece holes so that when he sips liquid from the cup apparatus, his four front teeth come in contact with the tooth cleaning members. The device is designed for children from about 6 months to about three years old. It removes plaque-like and decay-producing substances decay painlessly and effortlessly as well as reducing parental involvement in the child dental health.

Priority:

Inventor: ALVAREZ JOSE LUIS [US]


Patent No.: US7500584B2  Issued: 10/Mar/2009

Title: Mouth rinsing device having two detachably connectable housings

Applicant/Assignee: GIMELLI PRODUKTIONS AG

Application No.: 11/176310   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A mouth rinsing device comprising a pump housing and a reservoir. These two housings are arranged in series

i.e., the reservoir is attached to the base of the pump housing. A riser tube having a head on its end is situated on the pump housing and is fixed there by means of a lock so that only the head protrudes. When the reservoir is attached the lock is simultaneously released, so that the riser tube is able to slide into the reservoir and the intake opening is situated just above the base. After the reservoir is removed, the riser tube may be pushed in again manually. The riser tube is subsequently fixed in the retracted position by locking the head to the base of the pump housing.

Priority: DE200410032976 Applic. Date: 2004-07-08

Inventor: SCHUETZ ALFRED [CH]


Patent No.: US7501093B2  Issued: 10/Mar/2009

Title: Vial for test strips

Applicant/Assignee: AGAMATRIX, INC

Application No.: 11/252959   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A diagnostic test strip vial has a container, a lid, and a plurality of diagnostic test strips. The container has a generally annular wall terminating at a base and at an open mouth. The lid has a top and a lifting tray connected to the top by a connector that is sufficiently long that the distance between the top and the lifting tray is at least as long as the length of a diagnostic test strip and sufficiently short that the top may engage the open mouth of the container to close the vial when the lifting tray is engaged with the inner side of the annular wall of the container. The test strips are disposed on the lifting tray which is sized to slidably engage the inner side of the annular wall of the container.

Priority:

Inventor: DEMELO ERIK [US]; FLAHERTY JOSEPH [US]; GOLNIK TIMOTHY [US]


Patent No.: US7501536B2  Issued: 10/Mar/2009

Title: Odorant compounds, synthesis method, and uses of said compounds

Applicant/Assignee: V. MANE FILS

Application No.: 11/795496   Filing Date: 13/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A compound of general formula (I) with or without the double bond illustrated by the dotted line. In formula (I), X is a CHO, CH2OH, CH2OC(O)R or CH(OR)2 group, and R represents a linear or branched C1-C5 alkyl or alkenyl chain. The synthesis method for the compound, and especially the 6,8-dimethyl-non-7-enal (1) prepared by the hydroformylation of the 5,7-dimethyl-octa-1,6-diene is also disclosed, as well as compositions containing the compounds of formula (I). Due to the odorant properties thereof, the compounds are highly useful in perfumery, especially for cosmetic products and household products.

Priority: FR20050000551 Applic. Date: 2005-01-19; WO2006FR00080 Applic. Date: 2006-01-13

Inventor: JAUNKY PIOTR [FR]; MANE JEAN [FR]; SCHROEDER MARTIN [GB]


Patent No.: US7504374B2  Issued: 17/Mar/2009

Title: METHOD FOR INDUCING DEPOSITION AND MATURATION OF BONE COMPRISING A CO-THERAPEUTIC REGIMEN OF LMP-1 AND BMP-2

Applicant/Assignee: EMORY UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 11/385612   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the methods and compositions for the treatment of subjects having compromised bone conditions. Specifically, the invention relates to combinatorial therapeutic strategies including small molecules and peptide mimics of LIM mineralization proteins, particularly LMP-1, to overcome the dose-related translational barriers for BMP-2 therapeutics.

Priority: US2003-399830 Applic. Date: 2003-07-25; WO2001US46044 Applic. Date: 2001-10-24; US20050664073P Applic. Date: 2005-03-22; US20050664074P Applic. Date: 2005-03-22; US20050736191P Applic. Date: 2005-11-10; US20060772322P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20000242794P Applic. Date: 2000-10-24

Inventor: MARX JEFFREY C [US]; MCKAY WILLIAM F [US]; BODEN SCOTT D [US]


Patent No.: US7504427B2  Issued: 17/Mar/2009

Title: Fluoroalkoxy-substituted 1,3-dihydro-isoindolyl compounds and their pharmaceutical uses

Applicant/Assignee: TRIMERIS, INC CELGENE CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/601355   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The invention encompasses novel compounds, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates, clathrates, enantiomers, diastereomers, racemates, or mixtures of stereoisomers thereof, pharmaceutical compositions of these compounds, and methods of using these compounds and compositions in mammals for treatment or prevention of diseases associated with PDE4.

Priority: US2003-748085 Applic. Date: 2003-12-29; US20020436975P Applic. Date: 2002-12-30

Inventor: MULLER GEORGE W [US]; MAN HON-WAH [US]; ZHANG WEIHONG [US]


Patent No.: US7504442B2  Issued: 17/Mar/2009

Title: Condensation-crosslinking two-component dental molding material made of alkoxysilyl- and hydroxysilyl-functional polyethers

Applicant/Assignee: KETTENBACH GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 11/230120   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Condensation-crosslinking two-component dental molding materials based on polyethers, which are particularly suitable for taking impressions, as well as mixtures that can be obtained from them, and their use. Such materials are used in dental medicine, for example for taking tooth impressions, for bite registration, or for lining dental prostheses. The material contains the following: at least one alkoxysilyl-functional polyether a), at least one reinforcing filler b1) having a BET surface of at least 50 m2/g or at least one non-reinforcing filler b2) having a BET surface of less than 50 m2/g, water c), if applicable, at least one condensation catalyst d), and a hydroxylsilyl-functional polyether e).

Priority: DE200410045358 Applic. Date: 2004-09-17

Inventor: BUBLEWITZ ALEXANDER [DE]; REBER JENS-PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7504443B2  Issued: 17/Mar/2009

Title: Dental adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: SUN MEDICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/523027   Filing Date: 02/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The dental adhesive composition of the present invention comprises a polyfunctional polymerizable monomer which is an ester compound of a polyhydric alcohol of 3 to 6 carbon atoms and plural (meth)acrylic acids and has 1 to 2 hydroxyl groups, a monofunctional (meth)acrylate having no hydroxyl group in its molecule, a polymerizable monomer containing an acid group in its molecule, an organoboron compound as a curing agent and a filler. According to the present invention, a dental adhesive composition remarkably enhanced in the curing rate with rarely affecting adhesion properties of the composition, working time and flexibility of a cured product is provided.

Priority: JP20020339196 Applic. Date: 2002-11-22; WO2003JP12503 Applic. Date: 2003-09-30

Inventor: ZENG WEIPING [JP]; SHIMOZONO AKARI [JP]


Patent No.: US7506651B2  Issued: 24/Mar/2009

Title: Reusable customizable breathing apparatus mouthpiece with bitewings

Applicant/Assignee: MAUNA KEA DIVERS

Application No.: 11/403080   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A customizable and reusable mouthpiece for diving use having a passageway-forming front member extending from a proximal in-mouth end to a distal outside end and a U-shaped formable back member is described. The back member provides a hollow cavity portion located in the bitewing section that may be partially filled with a gel-like or other suitable substance configured to provide custom moldability at substantially all points of contact between the mouthpiece and the teeth such that the mouthpiece is securely gripped by the teeth. The mouthpiece requires pressure relief channels so that air or fluids may enter into and be forced out of the hollow cavity providing a bellows-like action that provides a means for the bitewing and materials of composition to return to essentially its original shape.

Reusability of the mouthpiece, more specifically the bitewings is directly related to the choice and combination of materials, dimensioning and processing.

Priority: US2005-084572 Applic. Date: 2005-03-18

Inventor: ANONSEN JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US7510080B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: Smart evidence and baggage system

Applicant/Assignee: TSG ASSOCIATES, LTD

Application No.: 11/344923   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A closable bag for use in storing items removed from injured, ill, or deceased persons. The bag is suitably of flexible, plastic. The bag has a bag mouth area providing an opening to the bag, a detachable segment disposed in the mouth area and having an aperture and having a bar code number on an exterior surface of the detachable segment, a bag main portion having a recordation area on an exterior surface of the bag main portion and having a corresponding bar code number on an exterior surface of the bag main portion, a closure member in the bag main portion and near the bag mouth area, and a perforated tear strip disposed between the closure member and the opening to the bag mouth area. Also, a kit including a container for storing one or more of the bags. Also, a method for storing personal items, removed from injured and/or ill persons, or from deceased persons, in one or more of the bags.

Priority:

Inventor: SMART COLIN [GB]; PENNELLS SIMON [GB]; PITTAWAY MARK [GB]


Patent No.: US7510396B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: Disposable dental prophylaxis apparatus capable of discharging predetermined amount of dentifrice material therefrom

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/602094   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a hand tool used by dental professionals to polish a patient's tooth. The hand tool can be connected to a hand motor used to rotate a wheel cup with a plurality of grinding wings that rub against the patient's tooth as a predetermined amount of dentifrice material is discharged directly on the patient's tooth through a drain hole within the wheel cup. The dentifrice material is discharged from a tube that is assembled in the housing of the hand tool. The tube has a plurality of folds formed on the tube body in such a manner as to be folded by a given distance while being compressed to discharge the dentifrice material therefrom. The tube is compressed by a link with a push button that is guided in the forward direction as it is pushed by a finger.

Priority: KR20060089786 Applic. Date: 2006-09-15

Inventor: LEE KWANG S [US]; GHIM DUKE K [US]


Patent No.: US7511007B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: Aqueous sanitizers, disinfectants, and/or sterilants with low peroxygen content

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/510516   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to disinfectant compositions, which are human safe, e.g., food grade or food safe. In one embodiment, an aqueous disinfectant composition can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.001 wt % to 10.0 wt % of a peroxygen, and an alcohol. Additionally, from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. The composition can be substantially free of aldehydes. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver or alloy thereof.

Priority: US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7514092B2  Issued: 07/Apr/2009

Title: Compositions and methods of their use for improving the condition and appearance of skin

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/021073   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating, preventing and improving the condition and aesthetic appearance of skin, particularly, treating, preventing, ameliorating, reducing and/or eliminating fine lines and/or wrinkles of skin, where the compositions include natural plant constituents which increase expression levels genes associated with the dermatological signs of aging. The compositions of the invention are topically applied to the skin, or are delivered by directed means to a site in need thereof, once daily in an amount effective in improving the condition and aesthetic appearance of skin.

Priority:

Inventor: DRYER LAURENCE [US]; PTCHELINTSEV DMITRI [US]


Patent No.: US7514380B2  Issued: 07/Apr/2009

Title: Selectively permeable protective structure and articles therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/506731   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2006

Abstract:

An article comprising a selectively permeable membrane supported on a support is disclosed wherein the article has moisture vapor transmission rate of at least 1800 g/m2/24 h and the selectively permeable membrane comprises a composition comprising an organic acid-modified ionomer.

Priority:

Inventor: CHEN JOHN CHU [US]; SAMUELS SAM LOUIS [US]


Patent No.: US7515507B2  Issued: 07/Apr/2009

Title: Bottle for dental hygiene product with timing mechanism

Applicant/Assignee: GROWMAX INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Application No.: 11/407820   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A packaging system includes a bottle that holds a dental hygiene product. A closure is configured to be removably coupled to the bottle. The bottle defines an opening when the closure is removed from the bottle. The timing mechanism is coupled to at least one of the bottle and closure. The timing mechanism includes a sensory device and a timer. The timing mechanism measures a time period and provides an output after a preset period of time has elapsed.

Priority: US20050673681P Applic. Date: 2005-04-20

Inventor: NANDA PUNEET [US]


Patent No.: US7517166B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Applicator with discrete pockets of a composition to be delivered with use of the applicator

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 11/193643   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2005

Abstract:

An applicator includes a tubular structure having a front panel that includes a liquid impermeable material and an outer liquid permeable cover material. A plurality of discrete pockets are formed between the cover material and the liquid impermeable material. A composition is contained within the pockets and, in use of the wipe, the composition migrates through the cover material during use of the applicator.

Priority:

Inventor: KECK LAURA E [US]


Patent No.: US7517541B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Oral care compositions derived from the Labiatae family

Applicant/Assignee: A.M. TODD COMPANY

Application No.: 11/334719   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to water dispersible extract preparations derived from water soluble components of Labiatae family plant material, including plant material hay and previously extracted or spent hay, which possesses beneficial oral care properties, methods of their manufacturing and application of the preparations in oral care products.

Priority: US20050644738P Applic. Date: 2005-01-18

Inventor: MEZINE IGOR [US]; ZHANG HUIZHEN [US]; PETTERUTI MIKE [US]; OPET MARY [US]; FINLEY JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7520020B1  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Apparatus for cleaning a beverage can's top

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/891756   Filing Date: 15/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A cleaning apparatus for cleaning a top of a beverage can. The top of the beverage can to be cleaned is inserted into a can-receiving cavity in the body of the cleaning apparatus, and the top of the can contactingly engages an actuator that opens a valve to a source of pressurized air. First air jets in communication with the air source expel air onto the lip around the top of the can and also onto the lip groove adjacent the lip, thereby cleaning the lip and the lip groove. Second air jets may also clean the top of the beverage can and its mouth. The cleaning is assisted by condensed moisture on the top of the can that is blown by the air expelled from the air jets. Venting ports allow air expelled from the air jets to escape from the can-receiving cavity.

Priority:

Inventor: HUTCHENS JACK L [US]


Patent No.: US7520094B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: MULLION JOINT BETWEEN TWO FRAME MEMBERS OF A WINDOW OR DOOR FRAME

Applicant/Assignee: OMNIGLASS LTD

Application No.: 11/558531   Filing Date: 10/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A mullion for a window frame is formed by two frame members back to back to form the mullion. The facing surfaces are connected by providing aligned first and second recesses therein where each of the recesses has a mouth at the which is narrower than a base and has a connecting member along the aligned recesses with a portion of the connecting member within each recess as a loose fit. Each connecting member has associated with it an insert member with an insert portion between the outer surfaces of the first and second frame members forcing the outer surfaces apart to tighten the connecting member and a cover portion covering a junction between the side surfaces.

Priority: CA20062568062 Applic. Date: 2006-11-09

Inventor: DAVIES LAURECNE W [CA]


Patent No.: US7520281B1  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Fixed therapeutic oral appliance

Applicant/Assignee: GROUP 3 SOLUTIONS, L.L.C

Application No.: 10/888850   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2004

Abstract:

An oral appliance having upper and lower channel elements attached, respectively, to upper and lower bite blocks. The two channel elements are oriented at a right angle with respect to each other. One of the channel elements carries a removable insert having an array of adjustment holes. A removable coupling member has a support rod with an anchor piece and anchor pin at one of its ends. The anchor piece is received by the channel element carrying the insert, while the anchor pin is received by one of the insert's adjustment holes. A base at the other end of the support rod is received by the other channel element, so that the coupling member may releasably connect the two channel elements together.

Priority: US20040568163P Applic. Date: 2004-05-06

Inventor: NAHABEDIAN LIONEL [US]


Patent No.: US7520747B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Dental template and method of visually demonstrating an overlay for a dental patient and setting the horizontal plane with an overlay

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/226113   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A dental prosthesis or template (10) simulates the front surfaces of a patient's teeth and is overlayed over a patient's natural teeth (40) to provide an indication of what a dental porcelain overlay may look like once applied to the patient's teeth. The dental template preferably is made from a flexible urethane or sanaprene material to allow the template to be applied against the person's natural teeth and temporarily adhere the template to his teeth provide for the visual demonstration of potential improvement to the patient's smile. The dental template (10) can be adhered to a set gel or registration paste to set the facial plane (75) at which the overlay should lie relative to the tooth plane (73) of the natural teeth (40) to establish a final restoration with an ideal and naturally appearing aesthetic result as it relates to horizontal facial planes and facial appearances.

Priority: US2005-096602 Applic. Date: 2005-04-01

Inventor: STONISCH MARY SUE [US]


Patent No.: US7521200B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Method for non-invasive rinse diagnosis and monitoring of periodontal diseases using colourimetric reagents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/543202   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2006

Abstract:

An assay test kit is used in a mouth rinse sample collection procedure involving collecting a mouth rinse sample from a patient. A neutrophil reactant diagnostic reagent is delivered to the rinse sample immediately after collection. Diagnostic reagents containing diammonium salts that are reactive with neutrophil enzymes are added to the sample to produce visually discernable color change in the solution after a selected period of time. Most preferably, the reagents are selected to produce a color change after a period of time. The reaction is then measured by comparing the resulting sample color change by eye or mechanically to a standardized color chart/swatch that correlates with predetermined neutrophil concentrations and/or periodontal disease levels.

Priority:

Inventor: GLOGAUER MICHAEL [CA]


Patent No.: US7523044B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: System and method for providing custom fabricated products and catered dental referrals from a retail site

Applicant/Assignee: DISCUS DENTAL, LLC

Application No.: 11/074430   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A system and method for providing a consumer with dental services and products from a retail location, such as, for example, a local shopping mall. The dental service or product may include a teeth whitening product or service. The retail location is operated by a registered dental assistant or hygienist under supervision of a licensed off-site dentist. The dental assistant or hygienist uses an intra-oral camera and/or x-ray machine to take images of the customer's teeth and/or mouth. The images are transmitted to the off-site dentist over a data communications network. The off-site dentist evaluates the images and approves or denies a request for a particular dental service or product. If approved, the product or service is dispensed from the retail location. The off-site dentist may also recommend that the customer see a specialist.

In this case, a referral to a specialist in the customer's area is made. An initial consultation with the specialist may also be conducted from the retail site, via video-conferencing technology.

Priority: US20040550685P Applic. Date: 2004-03-05; US20040553575P Applic. Date: 2004-03-16

Inventor: ROSENBLOOD KENNETH [US]


Patent No.: US7524889B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Light emitting diode curable acrylates with reduced yellowing

Applicant/Assignee: BISCO, INC

Application No.: 11/481544   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2006

Abstract:

Dental compositions and methods of curing the composition utilizing a light emitting diode (LED) curing unit. According to one aspect, a composition comprising a multiacrylate compound, an initiator including camphorquinone and at least one amine, and a colorless anti-yellowing agent produces a scratch free surface having no oxygen inhibited layer when cured with the LED curing unit.

Priority:

Inventor: FENG LI [US]; SUH BYOUNG I [US]


Patent No.: US7527839B2  Issued: 05/May/2009

Title: Easy open heat-shrinkable packaging

Applicant/Assignee: CURWOOD, INC

Application No.: 10/645186   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2003

Abstract:

An easy opening heat-shrinkable bag adapted to be heat sealed to a closed condition to contain and protect a product disposed therein, whereby, at least one heat seal is peelable and readily openable by application of force.

Priority: US2003-371950 Applic. Date: 2003-02-20

Inventor: BUSCHE DAVID A [US]; POCKAT GREGORY ROBERT [US]; SCHELL THOMAS ANDREW [US]


Patent No.: US7530354B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Distending nasal air filter

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/097702   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A piece of shear plastic of approximate size and shape to cover human nose and upper lip, with a filter element installed therein at an opening located at the nostrils. Adhesive added to the rear of the housing for airtight seal when applied to the nose and upper lip, so that all air breathed through the nose goes through the filter element. An aluminum strip at the bridge of the nose is added to help conform to the nose. The plastic housing is perforated to allow human perspiration to seep through the housing. Scoring is made during manufacturing in the area approximately at the side of the human nose so that the invention may be pinched to conform to the nose of the wearer. The filter element inserted into the plastic housing at the nostrils, is elongated and rolled back during manufacturing to allow the wearer to reveal additional filter element should it be required.

Priority:

Inventor: HANLON MARK DOUGLAS [US]


Patent No.: US7530355B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Mouth guard for braces

Applicant/Assignee: SHIELD MFG. INC

Application No.: 11/251326   Filing Date: 14/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides an improved mouth guard (10) for braces having a U-shaped base portion (30) made from EVA or similar plastic having a melting point less than the boiling point of water, and an upper portion (20) extending generally upwardly from the outer perimeter of the base potion with an inner surface (21) made from PVC or similar material having a melting point greater than the boiling point of water, whereby a partially custom-fitted mouth guard is provided for users with braces.

Priority:

Inventor: BERGHASH ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7530707B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Semiconductor radiation source

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/728251   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2007

Abstract:

A semiconductor radiation source, having at least two light sources which are fixed on a common base body and so light can be emitted gently over a total emission spectrum, the first light source having a short-wave, in particular from 400 to 430 nm emission spectrum, and the second light source having a longer-wave, in particular from approximately 450 to 480 nm emission spectrum. The first light source (16) is arranged in an optical axis (22) and the second light source (18) has at least two chips (24, 26, 28, 30) which are arranged in particular symmetrically with respect to one another and with respect to the optical axis (22) and in a manner surrounding the optical axis (22).

Priority: DE200610015336 Applic. Date: 2006-04-03

Inventor: PLANK WOLFGANG [AT]; SENN BRUNO [CH]


Patent No.: US7530808B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Binary dental bleaching using switch-closable double barrel syringe

Applicant/Assignee: CAO GROUP, INC

Application No.: 10/945550   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is a switch-closeable double barrel syringe and methods for bleaching teeth using it. The syringe comprises two separately contained barrels, each containing one component of a dental bleach, and a rotatable tip with orifices to match, when open, orifices in the barrels, and a mixing chamber. The tip rotates between open and closed positions in order to dispense bleaching compositions for use in dental hygene. Various formulations of bleaching compositions may be contained within the barrels, however the invention is ideally suited for those which require separate storage of active ingredients before use.

Priority: US2004-797628 Applic. Date: 2004-03-10

Inventor: CAO DENSEN [US]; OSTLER CALVIN D [US]; LARSEN ROBERT K [US]


Patent No.: US7531182B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease

Applicant/Assignee: MERIAL LIMITED

Application No.: 10/327481   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease, using as antigen an efficient amount of empty capsids of the foot-and-mouth virus. The empty capsids are obtained by expressing, in eukaryotic cells, cDNA of the P1 region of the foot-and-mouth virus genome coding for the capsid and cDNA of the region of the foot-and-mouth virus genome coding for protease 3C. The vaccine further includes a carrier or excipient pharmaceutically acceptable in veterinary medicine.

Priority: FR20000008437 Applic. Date: 2000-06-29; WO2001FR02042 Applic. Date: 2001-06-27

Inventor: KING ANDREW MAURICE QUATERMAIN [GB]; BURMAN ALISON JANE [GB]; AUDONNET JEAN-CHRISTOPHE FRANC [FR]; LOMBARD MICHEL FRANCOIS ANTOIN [FR]


Patent No.: US7531185B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Mask composition containing emulsified liquid composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/622518   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed is a mask composition comprising: (1) a water insoluble substrate

and (2) an emulsified liquid composition comprising: (a) an oily component

(b) a hydrophilic surfactant

(c) a water-soluble thickening polymer which provides the liquid composition a viscosity of from about 500 mPa.s to about 60,000 mPa.s

and (d) an aqueous carrier.

Priority: US20020397374P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19

Inventor: CHEN MINGHUA [JP]; MIYAMOTO MIWA [JP]; CHEN YIN-JANG [JP]; TRIGG DAVID LEIGH [JP]; FU ZI-HUA [JP]


Patent No.: US7533670B1  Issued: 19/May/2009

Title: SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RESPIRATORY SUPPORT OF A PATIENT

Applicant/Assignee: BREATHE TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/523519   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Spontaneous respiration is detected by sensors. An additional amount of oxygen is administered to the lungs via a jet gas current at the end of an inhalation procedure. Breathing volume, absorption of oxygen during inhalation, and clearance of carbon dioxide during exhalation are improved. If required, the exhalation procedure of the patient can be arrested or slowed by a countercurrent to avoid a collapse of the respiration paths. An apparatus including an oxygen pump can be connected to an oxygen source and includes a tracheal prosthesis that can be connected via a catheter. The respiration detections sensors are connected to a control unit for activating the oxygen pump. The tracheal prosthesis includes a tubular support body with a connection for the catheter, and the sensors are associated with the support body.

The tracheal prosthesis and jet catheter are dimensioned so the patient can freely breathe and speak without restriction.

Priority: US20050718318P Applic. Date: 2005-09-20

Inventor: FREITAG LUTZ [DE]; KAPUST GREGORY [US]; WONDKA ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US7534909B2  Issued: 19/May/2009

Title: (Meth) acrylic ester compound and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/557882   Filing Date: 21/May/2004

Abstract:

A (meth)acrylic ester compound represented by the general formula (1) and a dental material containing the compound, wherein, in the formula, R11 represents a divalent aromatic group

R12 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group

R13 represents an aryl group

R14 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group

and X11, represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom. A polymerizable composition containing the (meth)acrylic ester compound and an optical part obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition are also provided. The cured composition can provide advantageous physical and optical properties.

Priority: JP20030145616 Applic. Date: 2003-05-23; JP20030284921 Applic. Date: 2003-08-01; JP20030356465 Applic. Date: 2003-10-16; WO2004JP07327 Applic. Date: 2004-05-21

Inventor: OTSUJI ATSUO [JP]; TAKAGI MASATOSHI [JP]; HIGUCHI CHOJIRO [JP]; NAGATOMO AKINORI [JP]; SUESUGI KOUJI [JP]; TOIDA TETSUYA [JP]; HONDA NARIMICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7537386B2  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Tamper-evident feature for slider-operated reclosable packaging

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 11/166521   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A reclosable package comprises a receptacle having first and second walls, respective mouth portions of the front and rear walls forming a mouth that communicates with an interior volume of the receptacle

a zipper having mutually interengageable zipper strips, one zipper strip being joined to the mouth portion of the front wall and the other zipper strip being joined to the mouth portion of the rear wall

a slider mounted to the zipper, the slider initially being parked in a position whereat the zipper is closed along a majority of its length

and a tack seal that resists movement of the slider in an opening direction from the initially parked position. The tack seal is designed to rupture and no longer resist slider movement when a predetermined threshold level of force is exerted by the slider.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US7537450B2  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Interproximal tooth coating applicator

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY CANADA LTD

Application No.: 09/983829   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a tooth coating applicator (10), typically in the form of a strip (11), and a method for applying a dental sealant to a surface of a tooth (T), and specifically to the interproximal surface (S) thereof. The applicator (10) is elongated and is adapted to be typically inserted into an interproximal space (I) defined between a pair of adjacent teeth (T, T') and to be gradually slid against a dental surface of one of the teeth.

The applicator (10) comprises a series of substrates (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 36, 40, 42) for generally successively removing debris and deposits from the interproximal dental surface (S), etching (20) the dental surface (S), washing (22) the dental surface (S), drying (24, 26) the dental surface (S), carrying (28) the sealing agent and applying the sealing agent to the dental surface (S), exerting pressure (30) on the dental surface (S) during the hardening of the sealing agent, and polishing (36, 38) the dental surface (S) and its cured sealing agent.

Priority: WO2000CA00467 Applic. Date: 2000-05-01; US1999-301767 Applic. Date: 1999-04-29

Inventor: KARAZIVAN NAIM [CA]


Patent No.: US7537451B1  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Dental hygiene apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/946949   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2007

Abstract:

A dental hygiene apparatus including a mouthpiece formed of a flexible arcuate channel defining and inner space designed for receiving an upper or lower set of human teeth. The channel is provided with longitudinally extending tunnels interconnected by communicating passageways. Each of the tunnels is provided with a longitudinally extending track and a guide slot communicating with the inner space. A carriage assembly includes motor assemblies joined by rigid chassis rods. The carriage assembly is designed such that the motor assemblies may be disposed in the tunnels while the chassis rods are disposed in the passageways. The motor assemblies have a shaft extending through one of the guide slots and carrying a rotatably mounted cleaning head on a distal end. The motor assemblies also include a driven wheel resting on a one of the tracks, for propelling the carriage assembly along the tracks. The cleaning heads rotate to clean the teeth and travel along the tracks to clean each tooth in sequence.

Priority: US20060861677P Applic. Date: 2006-11-29

Inventor: RAMNARINE AMRISH [US]


Patent No.: US7537452B2  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Photoinitiator systems with anthracene-based electron donors for curing cationically polymerizable resins

Applicant/Assignee: CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3M CENTER 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 11/893457   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2007

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: US2003-719598 Applic. Date: 2003-11-21

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; DEDE KARSTEN [DE]; DYKSTRA CRAIG A [US]; RUSSELL VICTORIA A [US]; THALACKER CHRISTOPH [DE]; WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US7537767B2  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Melan-A- carrier conjugates

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG CYTIS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 10/551054   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a modified virus-like particle (VLP) comprising a VLP which can be loaded with immunostimulatory substances, in particular with DNA oligonucleotides containing non-methylated C and G (CpGs), and particular peptides derived from MelanA linked thereto. Such CpGVLPs are dramatically more immunogenic than their CpG-free counterparts and induce enhanced B and T cell responses. The immune response against MelanA peptide analogues optionally coupled, fused or attached otherwise to the VLPs is similarly enhanced as the immune response against the VLP itself. In addition, the T cell responses against the MelanA peptide analogues are especially directed to the Thl type.

Antigens attached to CpG-loaded VLPs may therefore be ideal vaccines for prophylactic or therapeutic vaccination against allergies, tumors and other self-molecules and chronic viral diseases.

Priority: US20030457348P Applic. Date: 2003-03-26; WO2004EP03164 Applic. Date: 2004-03-25

Inventor: BACHMANN MARTIN F [CH]; MANOLOVA VANIA [CH]; MEIJERINK EDWIN [CH]; PROBA KARL G [CH]; SCHWARTZ KATRIN [CH]


Patent No.: US7541393B2  Issued: 02/Jun/2009

Title: COMPOSITION CONTAINING A POLYMERIZABLE REDUCING AGENT, KIT, AND METHOD

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/610586   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2006

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: US2002-121326 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12; US2001-040962 Applic. Date: 2001-12-29

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]; FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]


Patent No.: US7543412B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Wall panel edge rail connector arrangement

Applicant/Assignee: HAWORTH, LTD

Application No.: 10/867565   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A pair of upright wall panels are each provided with a sidewardly spaced pair of generally parallel but inclined guide grooves extending vertically along the outer face of the upright frame edge rails. A connector assembly including a main activator rod having a pair of wedge members threaded thereon in spaced relationship therealong is positioned between the opposed upright edge rails. The wedge members have wedgelike edge flanges which protrude into the grooves of the opposed upright edge rails. Rotation of the activating rod causes the wedge members to simultaneously move relative to the rod in opposite directions to effect gripping engagement with the groove walls to simultaneously effect a drawing together of the edge rails and alignment thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: LONG DARREN R [CA]; SHEDD NATHAN S [CA]; JAKOB-BAMBERG RUPERT [CA]; DOMAGALA KEVIN T [CA]; MULLIN AARON D [CA]; SHIVAK VINCENT A [CA]; MARSHALL DALE [CA]


Patent No.: US7543941B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Light zoom source using light emitting diodes and an improved method of collecting the energy radiating from them

Applicant/Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/303418   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2005

Abstract:

An apparatus is comprised of a light source radiating into a peripheral forward solid angle and a center forward solid angle. A reflector is positioned to reflect light from the light source from the peripheral forward solid angle into a longitudinal beam about an optical axis of the reflector. A lens is disposed longitudinally forward of the light source for focusing light into a predetermined beam pattern from the center forward solid angle into a skewed beam in a skewed direction with respect to the optical axis of the reflector to project a composite beam of light comprised of the light radiated in the skewed beam and the longitudinal beam.

Priority: US20040638956P Applic. Date: 2004-12-23

Inventor: HOLDER RONALD G [US]; RHOADS GREG [US]


Patent No.: US7544348B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Liquid formulations for the prevention and treatment of mucosal diseases and disorders

Applicant/Assignee: ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/219634   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Stable, viscous, mucoadhesive aqueous compositions which are useful for the prevention and treatment of ulcerative, inflammatory, and/or erosive disorders of mucous membranes, especially mucositis.

Priority: US2002-077459 Applic. Date: 2002-02-15; US20010269049P Applic. Date: 2001-02-15

Inventor: JACOB JEREMY E [US]; NOWOTNIK DAVID P [US]; BAUD CHRISTIANE M [US]


Patent No.: US7547433B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: Liquid formulations for the prevention and treatment of mucosal diseases and disorders

Applicant/Assignee: ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/077459   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2002

Abstract:

Stable, viscous, mucoadhesive aqueous compositions which are useful for the prevention and treatment of ulcerative, inflammatory, and/or erosive disorders of mucous membranes and/or the delivery of pharmaceutically active compounds to mucosal surfaces for topical treatment or transfer to the systemic circulation.

Priority: US20010269049P Applic. Date: 2001-02-15

Inventor: JACOB JEREMY E [US]; NOWOTNIK DAVID P [US]; BAUD CHRISTIANE M [US]


Patent No.: US7549669B2  Issued: 23/Jun/2009

Title: Multi-zone air bag curtain

Applicant/Assignee: MILLIKEN & COMPANY

Application No.: 11/139416   Filing Date: 27/May/2005

Abstract:

An air bag curtain that incorporates at least a pair of substantially discrete inflation zones within the curtain structure such that upon failure or disengagement of one inflation zone, at least one other inflation zone remains operative.

Priority: US2005-040383 Applic. Date: 2005-01-21

Inventor: KESHAVARAJ RAMESH [US]


Patent No.: US7550419B2  Issued: 23/Jun/2009

Title: MONO-, DI- AND POLYOL ALKOXYLATE PHOSPHATE ESTERS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA INC

Application No.: 12/137647   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2008

Abstract:

This invention relates to a composition useful as an oral care composition comprising an organophosphate material, additional oral care composition ingredients, for example, a surfactant agent, and optionally an abrasive agent.

Priority: US20070943490P Applic. Date: 2007-06-12

Inventor: FUETTERER TOBIAS JOHANNES [SG]; HOUGH LAWRENCE ALAN [US]; REIERSON ROBERT LEE [US]


Patent No.: US7550430B2  Issued: 23/Jun/2009

Title: Cationic antimicrobial peptides and compositions

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 10/920548   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention described herein relates to compositions of novel antimicrobial peptides. The peptides of the present invention exhibit high antibacterial activity and low hemolytic activity. The invention further provides compositions comprising these antimicrobial peptides and methods of use thereof for killing, reducing the growth of, or preventing the growth of microorganisms. The invention also provides antimicrobial substrates and articles comprising the peptides of the present invention.

Priority: US20030496123P Applic. Date: 2003-08-18

Inventor: KEELER SHARON J [US]; LU HELEN S M [US]


Patent No.: US7550497B2  Issued: 23/Jun/2009

Title: Phosphoramide derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: J. URIACH Y COMPANIA S.A PALAU PHARMA, S.A

Application No.: 10/540490   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2003

Abstract:

New phosphoramide derivatives of formula (I) and the salts and solvates thereof, wherein the meanings of the various substituents are as disclosed in the description. Said compounds are useful as antiinflammatory and analgesic agents.

Priority: ES20020002992 Applic. Date: 2002-12-24; WO2003EP14818 Applic. Date: 2003-12-23

Inventor: ROSALES CARMEN ALMANSA [ES]; ORPI JAVIER BARTROLI [ES]


Patent No.: US7552825B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Tote bag for organizing, securing and safely transporting laundry supplies

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/508483   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A tote bag for organizing, securing and safely transporting laundry supplies which comprises a box-shaped housing having a bottom wall, a pair of side walls, a rear wall and a lower front wall. A flap can be folded over to cover a top and an upper front portion area of the box-shaped housing. A plurality of box-shaped laundry supply containers are sized and proportioned so that they can fit within the box-shaped housing in a side-by-side relationship to utilize almost the entire confines of the box-shaped housing without any appreciable left over wasted space therein. A mechanism is for securing all of the box-shaped laundry supply containers snugly within the box-shaped housing. When the flap is opened and the securing mechanism is removed therefrom all of the box-shaped laundry supply containers can be easily taken out of the box-shaped housing.

Priority:

Inventor: CAPORRINO ROMINA V [US]


Patent No.: US7552834B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Synthetic resin heat-resistant bottle type container

Applicant/Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/580608   Filing Date: 24/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A slender synthetic resin heat-resistant bottle type container having a circumferential draw ratio of 2.8 or less, for example, comprises at least one pressure reduction absorbing panel (5) provided at a container body part, wherein the pressure reduction absorbing panel is provided with at least one convex portion (6) having a width larger at a lower side than at an upper side as viewed in a circumferential direction of the container. Alternatively, each pressure reduction absorbing panel has a border line bulged toward a container bottom part. This causes a resin to be smoothly stretched even at mold surface portions corresponding to concave and convex portions of a container body part surface upon blow molding. These avoid a defective appearance of the container and do not adversely affect heat resistance thereof.

Priority: JP20030395564 Applic. Date: 2003-11-26; JP20040339150 Applic. Date: 2004-11-24; WO2004JP17419 Applic. Date: 2004-11-24

Inventor: TANAKA TOSHIMASA [JP]; NAKAYAMA TADAYORI [JP]; TABATA SHINICHI [JP]; IIZUKA TAKAO [JP]


Patent No.: US7553082B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Evacuable storage bag having resealable means activated by slider

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 10/910724   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A storage bag comprises: first and second panels joined or connected on three sides and having a mouth on a fourth side

a pair of zipper strips respectively joined to the first and second panels in the region of the mouth, each zipper strip comprising respective upper and lower zipper profiles

resealable means joined to at least one of the zipper strips in a region between the upper and lower zipper profiles

and a slider that pushes the respective pairs of zipper profiles together and reseals the resealable means as the slider travels along the mouth of the bag. In one embodiment, the resealable means comprise a layer of adhesive material that adheres to the base web of the opposing zipper strip as the moving slider presses the adhesive material and base web together.

In another embodiment, the resealable means comprise first and second layers of cohesive material that cohere to each other as the moving slider presses the layers of cohesive material together.

Priority:

Inventor: YODER RANDALL WAYNE [US]


Patent No.: US7553362B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: High strength biological cement composition and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIVE BIOCERAMIX, INC

Application No.: 11/584132   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A hydraulic cement for biomedical applications. The cement sets in-situ, hardening when exposed to water to produce nano-dispersed composite of calcium-silicate-hydrate gel mixed with hydroxyapatite. In comparison with prior cements, the composition provides high biocompatibility, high bioactivity and high biomechanical strength, due to the composite structure of the calcium silicate hydrate reinforced with co-precipitated particles of hydroxyapatite. Biocompatibility is also increased due to an absence of aluminum and magnesium in the composition. The cement is suitable for variety of applications, including dental implants, bone fixation, and bone repair.

Priority: US20050731561P Applic. Date: 2005-10-31

Inventor: LU DONGHUI [CA]; ZHOU SHUXIN [CA]


Patent No.: US7553805B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Methods and compositions for treating viral, fungal, and bacterial infections

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/514722   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to methods of treating disease or injury. In particular, the invention provides methods for treating viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and cancerous tissue. The methods include the administration of an aqueous composition that can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.0001 wt % to 10.0 wt % of a peroxygen, and optionally, an alcohol. Additionally, from 0.0001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver or alloy thereof.

Priority: US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7553810B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Lung volume reduction using glue composition

Applicant/Assignee: PNEUMRX, INC

Application No.: 11/008782   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for sealing localized regions of damaged lung tissue to reduce overall lung volume. The glue compositions provide a glue featuring an adhering moiety coupled to one or more other moieties including, for example, a cross-linkable moiety and/or one other adhering moiety. The methods and compositions of the invention find use, for example, in treating pulmonary conditions, such as emphysema.

Priority: US20040580444P Applic. Date: 2004-06-16; US20040586932P Applic. Date: 2004-07-08; US20040586950P Applic. Date: 2004-07-08

Inventor: GONG GLEN [US]; DIECK RONALD [US]


Patent No.: US7556807B2  Issued: 07/Jul/2009

Title: Signal peptides, nucleic acid molecules and methods for treatment of caries

Applicant/Assignee: KANE BIOTECH, INC THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Application No.: 11/194052   Filing Date: 28/Jul/2005

Abstract:

Peptide analogues of S. mutans CSP peptide which inhibit biofilm formation, uses thereof in the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions, antimicrobial compositions and uses thereof in the treatment and prevention of infections caused by biofilm forming bacteria, dental plaque formation, and conditions caused by dental plaque associated bacteria are provided.

Priority: US2004-005636 Applic. Date: 2004-12-06; US2001-833017 Applic. Date: 2001-04-10; US20010269949P Applic. Date: 2001-02-20

Inventor: CVITKOVITCH DENNIS [CA]; MADHYASTHA SRINIVASA [CA]


Patent No.: US7557092B2  Issued: 07/Jul/2009

Title: Purinergic modulation of smell

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/535774   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed are compositions and methods for modulating odor sensitivity, as well as screening methods for detecting compounds that modulate odor sensitivity.

Priority: WO2003US37389 Applic. Date: 2003-11-21; US20020428140P Applic. Date: 2002-11-21

Inventor: LUCERO MARY [US]; HEGG COLLEEN [US]


Patent No.: US7560429B2  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: Orodispersible dosage forms of desmopressin acetate

Applicant/Assignee: FERRING B.V

Application No.: 10/513437   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2005

Abstract:

Good bioavailability of desmopressin can be obtained by means of an orodispersible pharmaceutical dosage form. Preferred dosage forms comprise desmopressin and an open matrix network which is an inert water-soluble or water-dispersible carrier material. Desmopressin formulated in this way is useful for voiding postponement, or the treatment or prevention of incontinence, primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE), nocturia or central diabetes insipidus. Peptides other than desmopressin can also be formulated in this way.

Priority: GB20020010397 Applic. Date: 2002-05-07; WO2002IB04036 Applic. Date: 2002-09-20; WO2003IB02368 Applic. Date: 2003-05-07

Inventor: NILSSON ANDERS [SE]; LINDNER HANS [DE]; WITTENDORFF JOERGEN [DK]


Patent No.: US7560430B2  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: Elastin digest compositions and methods utilizing same

Applicant/Assignee: HUMAN MATRIX SCIENCES, LLC

Application No.: 10/778253   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions for the therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment of Elastin comprising tissues. Therapeutic and cosmetic compositions comprising an elastin digest stimulate the endogenous production of Elastin and appear to enhance the elasticity of the skin and provide an external supply of peptide precursors of Elastin that penetrate into the tissue to which it is applied. The present invention describes compositions containing an elastin digest derived from proteolytic digestion of insoluble elastin derived from mammalian ligaments with a protein digesting composition, such as proteinase K. The elastin digest is a mixture of elastin peptides wherein the elastin peptide mixture comprises peptides of the sequence GXXPG, wherein X represents one of the natural amino acids.

The elastin digest of the present invention may also comprise epitopes of cytokines, growth factors and di-peptides. Methods of using these elastin digest comprising compositions for treating tissues in need of increased elasticity and or Elastin are described.

Priority: US20030447461P Applic. Date: 2003-02-14

Inventor: MITTS THOMAS [US]; JIMENEZ FELIPE [US]


Patent No.: US7560500B2  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: Materials leading to improved dental composites and dental composites made therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/431682   Filing Date: 10/May/2006

Abstract:

This invention relates to composite materials for restorative dentistry. More particularly, it relates to new components for dental composites, which impart an attractive combination of good mechanical properties and low shrinkage.

Priority: US20050680929P Applic. Date: 2005-05-13

Inventor: ANTON DOUGLAS ROBERT [US]; JAYCOX GARY DELMAR [US]


Patent No.: US7564565B2  Issued: 21/Jul/2009

Title: WAVELENGTH-TUNABLE LIGHT GENERATOR AND OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY DEVICE

Applicant/Assignee: SCHOOL JURIDICAL PERSON KITASATO GAKUEN NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION SCHOOL JURIDICAL PERSON KITASATO INSTITUTE

Application No.: 11/867736   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2007

Abstract:

The present invention provides an OCT technique that permits tomographic observation of a biological body parts that is difficult to restrain and also provides a tomographic observation technique for the observation of a constrainable part that does not require constraint and remove the burden from biological body. A wavelength-tunable light generator (wavelength-tunable light source) is employed as the light source of the optical coherence tomography device. The wavelength-tunable light generator has a wave number tunable range width of at least 4.7x10-2 mum-1 and an emitted-light frequency width of no more than 13 GHz, for example, and includes means capable of changing the wave number stepwise at wave number intervals of no more than 3.1x10-4 mum-1 and time intervals of no more than 530 mus.

Priority: JP20030335207 Applic. Date: 2003-09-26; JP20040202956 Applic. Date: 2004-07-09; JP20040202957 Applic. Date: 2004-07-09; US2004-573113 Applic. Date: 2004-09-22; WO2004JP14302 Applic. Date: 2004-09-22

Inventor: SHIMIZU KIMIYA [JP]; OHBAYASHI KOHJI [JP]; AMANO TAKUJI [JP]; HIRO-OKA HIDEAKI [JP]; CHOI DONGHAK [JP]; FURUKAWA HIROYUKI [JP]; NAKANISHI MOTOI [JP]; KANO FUMIYOSHI [JP]; MIYAZAWA TAKEO [JP]; YOSHIMURA RYOKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7566742B2  Issued: 28/Jul/2009

Title: Phosphoprotein preparations for bioactive metal ion delivery and teeth remineralisation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/531435   Filing Date: 07/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides, in one aspect, compositions for delivering a bioactive metal ion to a mammal, the compositions comprising (a) an effective amount of a source of the bioactive metal ion, (b) a phosphoprotein preparation obtained by partially cross linking a partial hydrolysate of casein or a caseinate, and (c) one or more physiologically acceptable diluents or carriers. Also provided are compositions for remineralising tooth enamel and/or for treating or preventing dental caries, tooth erosion, dentinal hypersensitivity or gingivitis in a mammal, wherein the compositions comprise an effective amount of such a phosphoprotein preparation, in combination with one or more carriers or diluents. In related aspects, the invention provides methods of using such compositions. Also provided are novel phosphoprotein preparations suitable for use in such compositions and methods.

Priority: NZ20020522071 Applic. Date: 2002-10-18; WO2003NZ00232 Applic. Date: 2003-10-20

Inventor: SILCOCK PATRICK JOSEPH [NZ]; BRIDGER LYNTON ALEXANDER [NZ]; KERR ADRIAN STEWART DENHAM [NZ]; FERGUSON MARTIN MITCHELL [NZ]; DUFOUR JEAN-PIERRE GHISLAIN [NZ]


Patent No.: US7568579B2  Issued: 04/Aug/2009

Title: High stability package for dental treatment devices

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/284472   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A pre-packaged dental treatment system including a dental treatment device having a barrier layer configured for placement over at least a portion of a person's teeth, a dental treatment composition (e.g., a bleaching composition) disposed adjacent to the barrier layer, and a sealed packaging container within which the dental treatment device is disposed. At least a portion of the packaging container includes a laminated polymer material that is substantially impervious to water molecules, which prevents the dental treatment composition from drying out. The laminated polymer material is optionally also a barrier to oxygen molecules.

Priority:

Inventor: MOORE SCOTT ERIC [US]


Patent No.: US7569105B2  Issued: 04/Aug/2009

Title: Method for manufacturing DP-bioglass composition for use in dental fracture repair

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 11/267134   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A method for manufacturing the DP-bioglass to use in dental fracture repair via the carbon dioxide laser, the method comprises the steps: mixing and co-dissolving silicon and phosphoric acid raw material into ethanol

sequentially adding nitric acid, calcium and sodium raw material and stirring

standing, drying, triturating and heating the composition to obtain a glass powder material consisting of Na2O-CaO-SiO2-P2O5 and drying the oxide material mixing with a phosphoric acid to react the DP-bioglass.

Priority: US2002-216712 Applic. Date: 2002-08-13

Inventor: LIN FENG HUEI [TW]; LIN CHUN-PIN [TW]; TSENG CHING-LI [TW]


Patent No.: US7569185B2  Issued: 04/Aug/2009

Title: METHOD FOR INDICATING SHELF-LIFE AFTER MIXING PRE-DOSED, PRE-PACKAGED TWO-PART DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/537807   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A pre-dosed, pre-packaged mixing system and associated method for mixing, storing, and dispensing a two-part dental composition that becomes less stable upon mixing. The mixing system includes a pre-dosed, pre-packaged quantity of a first component contained within a first chamber, and a pre-dosed, pre-packaged quantity of a second component contained within a second chamber. The chambers are separated by separation means so as to separate the two-components prior to mixing. Once mixed, the practitioner is able to record a mixing and/or expiration date on at least a portion of the mixing system so as to indicate a shelf-life of the less stable mixed dental composition.

Priority: US2005-258502 Applic. Date: 2005-10-25; US2006-414964 Applic. Date: 2006-05-01

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US7569397B2  Issued: 04/Aug/2009

Title: Immunoassay Devices and Use Thereof

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 12/138963   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2008

Abstract:

An immunoassay device has a housing defining a first opening for receiving a solution and a second opening through which a liquid sample is deposited, a strip of sorbent material having a test site with immobilized antigen or antibody for the ligand to be tested, and a filter for filtering the sample. The filter is located at the second opening and directly above the test site. The sorbent material defines a horizontal flow path in the housing for the solution from the first opening to the test site. In use, the sample is first applied via the filter to the test site, and then, after the ligand has been captured, a buffer added through the first opening is used to cause a secondary specific binder conjugated to a marker to migrate horizontally by capillary action to the test site where it can bind to the already captured ligand.

This immunoassay offer several advantages over the traditional chromatographic immunoassays.

Priority: US2004-014140 Applic. Date: 2004-12-16

Inventor: ESFANDIARI JAVANBAKHSH [US]


Patent No.: US7569533B2  Issued: 04/Aug/2009

Title: Detersive compositions containing hydrophobic benefit agents pre-emulsified using sub-micrometer-sized insoluble cationic particles

Applicant/Assignee: AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/331248   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A cationic oil-in-water emulsion, for addition to detersive compositions, comprising hydrophilic cationic polymers, a surface-active, anionic polymer that is capable of adsorbing at an air-water interface or an oil-water interface and/or is oil-soluble, and a hydrophobic benefit agent in the oil phase made by adding the benefit agent to a hydrophobic liquid

thickening the oil phase with an organophillic smectite clay reacted at clay platelet surfaces to make the clay platelet surfaces hydrophobic while the edge surfaces of the clay remain hydrophilic, such that the organophillic smectite clay is adsorbed at an oil/water interface in the emulsion, and one of the hydrophilic, cationic polymers has a cationic nitrogen content of at least 6% by weight, that is incompatible with anionic surfactants, being insoluble in anionic-surfactant solutions containing an amount of 3% or higher of an anionic surfactant, and another hydrophilic cationic polymer has a cationic nitrogen content of at least 0.1% by weight and has a molecular weight of at least 600,000 Dalton.

Priority: US20050643430P Applic. Date: 2005-01-12

Inventor: SENGUPTA ASHOKE K [US]; LIN ILONA [US]; ONGE JASON ST [US]


Patent No.: US7571721B2  Issued: 11/Aug/2009

Title: Baffle-type grease filter for kitchen ventilators

Applicant/Assignee: FRANKLIN MACHINE PRODUCTS FRANKLIN MACHINES PRODUCTS

Application No.: 11/226140   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A grease filter has upper and lower baffle assemblies that define tortuous paths for exhaust air flowing therethrough. A hinge connects the upper and lower baffle assemblies and permits the assemblies to pivot from a closed position to an open position. In the open position, access is provided to all surfaces of the assemblies so that they can be efficiently cleaned. A locking mechanism secures the baffle assemblies in the closed position and is located on a peripheral side of the assemblies opposite the hinge. A kitchen ventilation system and method of cleaning a grease filter are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: AVILES JOSUE V [US]


Patent No.: US7572124B2  Issued: 11/Aug/2009

Title: Apparatus for simultaneous illumination of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: DISCUS DENTAL, LLC

Application No.: 10/958058   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2004

Abstract:

An arrangement, for use in whitening a patient's teeth includes an arched surface and an array of light-generating devices, for example, light emitting diodes positioned on the arched surface. The light-generating devices are arranged to form a relatively uniform field of light in a particular range of wavelengths, and further arranged to focus the generated light in an overlapping manner onto a patient's teeth when the mouthpiece is properly positioned relative to the patient's face. The proper positioning is aided by a number of light sources, in the visible range, that shine on the patient's face in a predetermined manner when the mouthpiece is properly positioned.

To remove whatever heat is generated at the surface of the patient's teeth in the course of the procedure, the mouthpiece includes air passages between the light emitting devices, and a fan that draws air away from the patient's face.

Priority: US2000-641646 Applic. Date: 2000-08-18; US19990158499P Applic. Date: 1999-10-08; US1999-233793 Applic. Date: 1999-01-19; US19980074708P Applic. Date: 1998-02-13; US19980075222P Applic. Date: 1998-02-19

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


Patent No.: US7572842B2  Issued: 11/Aug/2009

Title: Automixable putty impression material

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/566926   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a multicomponent automixable putty impression material, its components, mixtures of the components and a method for obtaining impressions with the multicomponent automixable putty impression material.

Priority: EP20030017488 Applic. Date: 2003-08-01; WO2004EP08592 Applic. Date: 2004-07-30

Inventor: ZECH JOACHIM W [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]; HOFFMANN HENNING [DE]; STEIGER WOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US7574765B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Toothbrush and process for producing the same

Applicant/Assignee: TRISA HOLDING AG

Application No.: 11/878720   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a toothbrush with a neck piece and a brush body, comprising a head piece connected thereto, conventional bristles and at least one soft elastic cleaning element. According to the invention, the conventional bristles are mounted on a support element made from hard plastic. The above is connected to the brush body by means of a recess on the head piece which matches the support element. The at least one cleaning element is arranged on the head piece and directly connected to the brush body. The invention further relates to a method for production of such a toothbrush.

Priority: DE20021016641 Applic. Date: 2002-04-15; US2004-964731 Applic. Date: 2004-10-15; WO2003CH00220 Applic. Date: 2003-04-02

Inventor: HUBER BEAT [CH]; FISCHER FRANZ [CH]


Patent No.: US7575387B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Dehydrated dentifrice and toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/818316   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2007

Abstract:

A toothbrush has one or two part-spherical pockets formed in the brush surface. Balls or pellets of matching shape of dehydrated toothpaste are placed in the depressions, the brush is wetted and the pellets turn to a gel, ready for brushing. The pellets may be of various colors and flavors to entice children to brush their teeth and may be dispensed from a storage chamber carried in the tooth brush handle.

Priority: US20060813383P Applic. Date: 2006-06-14

Inventor: ATKIN JOSHUA D [US]


Patent No.: US7575628B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Hydraulic cement compositions and methods of making and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIVE BIOCERAMIX, INC

Application No.: 11/390702   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A hydraulic cement comprising a calcium silicate and at least one phosphate compound. The phosphate compound is included in an amount sufficient to react a major portion of the calcium hydroxide that is produced during hydration of the cement to hydroxyapatite or other calcium phosphates. The phosphate compound is preferably a mono-calcium phosphate. The cement is useful in both bio-medical/dental and engineering applications. The calcium hydroxide is reacted by the phosphate to form hydroxiapatite or other calcium phosphate that is co-precipitated with the calcium silicate hydrate to form a composite-like structure on a nano-scale level. The reduced calcium hydroxide content in the set cement increases its strength and reduces its pH.

The hydroxiapatite content and the reduced pH render the cement bio-active and suitable for use in medical and dental implants, for example, for replacement bone and tooth material. Due to its high strength, the cement may also be used for structural/engineering applications.

Priority: US20050664977P Applic. Date: 2005-03-25

Inventor: LU DONGHUI [CA]; ZHOU SHUXIN [CA]


Patent No.: US7575757B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Stabilized formulations of alpha adrenergic receptor antagonists and the uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: NOVALAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/082968   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions and stable liquid formulations comprising alpha adrenergic receptor antagonists and use thereof for increasing blood flow. In one embodiment, the stable liquid formulations of this invention are useful for reversing the effects of an anesthetic agent, preferably a long-lasting local anesthetic agent administered in conjunction with an alpha adrenergic receptor agonist.

Priority: US2003-465810 Applic. Date: 2003-06-20; US20030473920P Applic. Date: 2003-05-29; US20020608920P Applic. Date: 2002-12-02; US20020421152P Applic. Date: 2002-10-24; US20020386203P Applic. Date: 2002-06-20; US20020411049P Applic. Date: 2002-09-17

Inventor: CHEN ANDREW X [US]; KNOWLES JULIUS [US]; WEBER ECKARD [US]


Patent No.: US7576045B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Use of vinic alcohol in personal care products, cosmetics and perfumes

Applicant/Assignee: BOTICA COMERCIAL FARMACEUTICA LTDA

Application No.: 11/153283   Filing Date: 15/Jun/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to the use of a vinic alcohol in cosmetic compositions, perfumes and personal care products. The vinic alcohol is characterized as being a product from the grape fermentation followed by purification by distillation, and is used in this invention in total or partial substitution of the conventional ethylic alcohol. The vinic alcohol contains residual substances, which are a characteristic feature of the fermentation of grapes, affording a characteristic odor to the ethanol, contributing to a different olfactory sensorial perception.

Priority: BR2004PI02260 Applic. Date: 2004-06-15

Inventor: FEFERMAN ISRAEL HENRIQUE S [BR]; VEIGA CESAR ANTONIO [BR]


Patent No.: US7576099B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Amide derivatives as ion-channel ligands and pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using the same

Applicant/Assignee: RENOVIS, INC

Application No.: 11/362451   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Compounds are disclosed that have a formula represented by the following: The compounds may be prepared as pharmaceutical compositions, and may be used for the prevention and treatment of a variety of conditions in mammals including humans, including by way of non-limiting example, pain, inflammation, traumatic injury, and others.

Priority: US20050656984P Applic. Date: 2005-02-28; US20050710445P Applic. Date: 2005-08-23

Inventor: KELLY MICHAEL G [US]; KINCAID JOHN [US]; DUNCTON MATTHEW [US]; SAHASRABUDHE KIRAN [US]; JANAGANI SATYANARAYANA [US]; UPASANI RAVINDRA B [US]; WU GUOXIAN [US]; HE LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE JIANHUA [US]; WEI ZHI-LIANG [US]; KAUB CARL [US]


Patent No.: US7576144B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Dental Compositions Containing Carbosilane Monomers

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/571944   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2005

Abstract:

Carbosilane monomers that include the following structural features: at least two Si-arylene bonds

at least one (meth)acrylate moiety

no Si-O bonds

and preferably at least two silicon atoms.

Priority: US20040587762P Applic. Date: 2004-07-14; WO2005US24826 Applic. Date: 2005-07-13

Inventor: LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; HOLMES BRIAN N [US]; ECKERT ADRIAN S [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7576171B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Pacifiers comprising polyester compositions formed from 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol

Applicant/Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY

Application No.: 11/391063   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2006

Abstract:

Described are pacifiers comprising polyester compositions comprising polyesters which comprise (a) a dicarboxylic acid component having terephthalic acid residues

optionally, aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues or ester residues thereof

2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues

and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues.

Priority: US20050750547P Applic. Date: 2005-12-15; US20050731454P Applic. Date: 2005-10-28; US20050731389P Applic. Date: 2005-10-28; US20050739058P Applic. Date: 2005-11-22; US20050738869P Applic. Date: 2005-11-22; US20050750692P Applic. Date: 2005-12-15; US20050750693P Applic. Date: 2005-12-15; US20050750682P Applic. Date: 2005-12-15; US20050691567P Applic. Date: 2005-06-17

Inventor: CRAWFORD EMMETT DUDLEY [US]; PORTER DAVID SCOTT [US]; CONNELL GARY WAYNE [US]


Patent No.: US7578884B1  Issued: 25/Aug/2009

Title: Device for cleaning dental instruments

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/656953   Filing Date: 08/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A device made of flexible material for cleaning sharp-tipped dental instruments. The device contains a) a finger rest, b) a stem, and c) an open container having a textured exterior surface, an interior surface, and a top. The exterior surface may have a girth near the top. The interior surface may be rough and contain a plurality of prongs and ribs. The top has a protective rim. For use, gauze is put into the container and the gauze is contacted with the sharp tip of the dental instrument. Pressure is applied to the container to help create a firm contact between the gauze and the instrument. The prongs help to keep the gauze in place while the instrument is being removed. The use of this device helps prevent puncture wounds or cuts caused by the dental instrument and the accompanying possibility of infection.

Priority: US2002-043331 Applic. Date: 2002-01-14; US20010330402P Applic. Date: 2001-10-18

Inventor: CETRANGELO REGINA A [US]


Patent No.: US7578886B2  Issued: 25/Aug/2009

Title: Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method, and substrate holding apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/564980   Filing Date: 28/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A substrate processing apparatus and a substrate processing method is provided for performing a chemical liquid process, a cleaning process, a drying process, or the like while rotating a substrate such as a semiconductor wafer or a liquid crystal substrate. A substrate holding apparatus is provided for holding and rotating a substrate. The substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate while supplying a fluid to the substrate includes a substrate holder for holding and rotating the substrate, and a holder suction unit for sucking the fluid from the substrate holder. The substrate holding apparatus includes a plurality of rollers which are brought into contact with an edge portion of a substrate so as to hold and rotate the substrate, and at least one moving mechanism for moving the rollers.

Priority: JP20030289442 Applic. Date: 2003-08-07; JP20030289443 Applic. Date: 2003-08-07; JP20030317395 Applic. Date: 2003-09-09; JP20040003654 Applic. Date: 2004-01-09; JP20040114490 Applic. Date: 2004-04-08; WO2004JP11101 Applic. Date: 2004-07-28

Inventor: YAMADA KAORU [JP]; SAITO TAKAYUKI [JP]; YABE SUMIO [JP]; ITO KENYA [JP]; KAMEZAWA MASAYUKI [JP]; SEKI MASAYA [JP]; KATAKABE ICHIRO [JP]; INOUE YUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7579039B2  Issued: 25/Aug/2009

Title: Coating an interdental cleaning region of an interdental cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 10/558161   Filing Date: 18/May/2004

Abstract:

A method for coating a cleaning region of an interdental cleaning device, which includes preheating the cleaning region to a predetermined temperature. Then, immersing the preheated cleaning region in a coating agent. The coating agent including a flavoring agent encapsulated in a wax, thereby forming a coating on the cleaning region upon immersion. Next, a flow of air is forced across the coated cleaning region in a drip zone, thereby removing an excess portion of the wax and exposing at least a portion of the flavoring agent at a surface of the coating. Then, the coating is cured by cooling the cleaning region.

Priority: DE20031023328 Applic. Date: 2003-05-23; WO2004EP05324 Applic. Date: 2004-05-18

Inventor: FINGER GERHARD [DE]; EMGE THORSTEN [DE]; KLAWUHN MANFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US7581539B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: BAFFLE-TYPE GREASE FILTERS FOR KITCHEN VENTILATORS

Applicant/Assignee: FRANKLIN MACHINE PRODUCTS

Application No.: 12/023178   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2008

Abstract:

A grease filter has upper and lower baffle assemblies that define tortuous paths for exhaust air flowing therethrough. The baffles in the upper assembly include a perforated metal strips and bent free edges to maximize grease extraction from the exhaust air. A hinge connects the upper and lower baffle assemblies and permits the assemblies to pivot from a closed position to an open position. In the open position, access is provided to all surfaces of the assemblies so that they can be efficiently cleaned.

Priority:

Inventor: AVILES JOSUE V [US]


Patent No.: US7582686B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Hydrolysis-stable monomers with acid groups

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH

Application No.: 11/328742   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2006

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula I R1-O-CO-C(-CHR)-Y-O-Q(AH)n (I) where A stands for a -CO2- or -SO3- group which together with H+ yields AH, Q represents C1-12alkylene, C4-12alkylene interrupted by -O-, >N-, or -S-, or, in given cases, C6-15arylene substituted with C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy or halogen, where in the case of arylene the aryl groups can carry additional acid groups A, Y stands for C1-12alkylene or C4-12alkylene interrupted by -O-, >N-, or -S-, R represents methyl or H, R1 is C1-6alkyl, and n assumes the values 1, 2, or 3 are particularly suitable for the production of self-etching dental adhesives.

Priority: DE200510002330 Applic. Date: 2005-01-17

Inventor: HOFFMANN MARCUS [DE]; ERDRICH ALBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US7585111B2  Issued: 08/Sep/2009

Title: Reclosable pouch and closure element therefor having interlocking closure profiles

Applicant/Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON HOME STORAGE, INC

Application No.: 11/047013   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A reclosable pouch includes interlocking male and female closure elements having elongate hollow closure profiles. The male closure profile has a hollow shaft section, and the female closure profile has a channel with at least one hollow side. Alternatively, a set of hollow male closure profiles may also form one or more female closure profiles therebetween. A set of pleated grip strips may be disposed adjacent the closure elements to aid in opening a pouch. The closure elements and grip strips may be integral with pouch sidewalls, may be secured and/or separately extruded on to, for example, a polymer, directly to pouch sidewalls, or may be secured to backing strips to form a closure strip, which may subsequently be secured to pouch sidewalls.

Priority:

Inventor: TURVEY ROBERT R [US]; ACKERMAN BRYAN L [US]; PAWLOSKI JAMES C [US]


Patent No.: US7585515B2  Issued: 08/Sep/2009

Title: CROSSLINKABLE POLYMERIC MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Applicant/Assignee: A ENTERPRISES, INC

Application No.: 12/119489   Filing Date: 12/May/2008

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel composition for dental, orthopedic and drug delivery purpose. Specifically, it relates to composition comprising an admixture of a resorbable bone substitute and a crosslinkable prepolymer. It also relates to the composition formed by crosslinking the admixture.

Priority: US2004-789442 Applic. Date: 2004-02-26; US20030450538P Applic. Date: 2003-02-27

Inventor: ASHMAN ARTHUR [US]; SHASTRI V PRASAD [US]


Patent No.: US7585519B2  Issued: 08/Sep/2009

Title: Esters of L-carnitine or alkanoyl L-carnitines useful as cationic lipids for the intracellular delivery of pharmacologically active compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SIGMA-TAU INDUSTRIE FARMACEUTICHE RIUNITE S.P.A

Application No.: 11/727526   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines are described which can be used as cationic lipids for the intracellular delivery of pharmacologically active compounds. New esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines of formula (I) are also disclosed wherein the R groups are as defined in the description.

Priority: WO2000IT00137 Applic. Date: 2000-04-11; IT1999RM00220 Applic. Date: 1999-04-13; US2003-624645 Applic. Date: 2003-07-23; US2001-958328 Applic. Date: 2001-10-09

Inventor: PISANO CLAUDIO [IT]; TINTI MARIA ORNELLA [IT]; SANTANIELLO MOSE [IT]; CRITELLI LUCIANA [IT]; SALVATORI GIOVANNI [IT]


Patent No.: US7588752B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Antimicrobial peptides

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Application No.: 10/280833   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides antimicrobial peptides. The peptides are non-glycosylated, less than about 100 amino acids in length, and include an amino acid sequence selected from: AVESTVATLEASigmaPEVIESPPE (SEQ ID NO:3), AVESTVATLEDSigmaPEVIESPPE (SEQ ID NO:4), AVESTVATLEASPEVIESPPE (SEQ ID NO:5), AVESTVATLEDSPEVIESPPE (SEQ ID NO:6), DMPIQAFLLYQQPVLGPVR (SEQ ID NO:7), and conservative substitutions therein. These peptides can be produced synthetically

however, they can most conveniently be derived from casein.

Priority: AU1997PP00514 Applic. Date: 1997-11-24; US2000-554997 Applic. Date: 2000-08-09; WO1998AU00972 Applic. Date: 1998-11-24

Inventor: REYNOLDS ERIC C [AU]; DASHPER STUART G [AU]; O'BRIEN-SIMPSON NEIL M [AU]; TALBO GERT H [AU]; MALKOSKI MARINA [AU]


Patent No.: US7588785B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Methods and kits for reducing cellular damage, inhibiting free radical production and scavenging free radicals

Applicant/Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC

Application No.: 11/624687   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Methods of reducing cellular damage are described that include (a) administering to the mammal an oral dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a first antioxidant, and (b) administering to the mammal a topical dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a second antioxidant, wherein at least one of the first antioxidant and the second antioxidant comprises acerola concentrate. Methods of inhibiting free radical production, methods of scavenging free radicals, and kits for reducing cellular damage are also described.

Priority: US2003-705081 Applic. Date: 2003-11-10; WO2004US37362 Applic. Date: 2004-11-10

Inventor: EVANS GREGORY S [US]; GROCHOSKI GREGORY [US]; RANDOLPH RUSSELL K [US]; CONNOR LYNNE M [US]; SCIMECA JOHN V [US]; GELLENBECK KEVIN W [US]; MAYNE JAMES R [US]; ROH-SCHMIDT HAERI [US]; SLAGA THOMAS J [US]; HANAUSEK-WALASZEK MARGARET [US]; WALASZEK ZBIGNIEW [US]


Patent No.: US7588880B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Incorporable photoinitiator

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP

Application No.: 10/512300   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Compounds of formula I Y is, for example, C3-C12alkylene, butenylene, butynylene, or C4-C12alkylene interrupted one or more times by non-consecutive -O- or -NR2-

R1 is a reactive group selected from OH, SH, NR3R4, -(CO)-OH, -(CO)-NH2, SO3H, -C(R5)-CR6R7, oxiranyl, -O-(CO)-NH-R8-NCO and -O-(CO)-R9-(CO)-X

R2 is hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl or C2-C4hydroxyalkyl

R3 and R4 are each independently of the other hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl or C2-C4hydroxyalkyl

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

R8 is, for example, linear or branched C4-C12alkylene, or phenylene

R9 is, for example, linear or branched C1-C16alkylene, -CH-CH-, -CH-CH-CH2-, C6-cycloalkylene, phenylene or naphthylene

and X, X1 and X2 are each independently of the others OH, Cl, OCH3 or OC2H5

are suitable as photoinitiators that can be incorporated in a formulation to be cured.

Priority: CH20020000717 Applic. Date: 2002-04-26; WO2003EP04035 Applic. Date: 2003-04-17

Inventor: WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; HUESLER RINALDO [CH]; PETER WOLFGANG [DE]; SOMMERLADE REINHARD H [DE]; BOULMAAZ SOUAD [CH]


Patent No.: US7589123B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Chemical Compounds

Applicant/Assignee: PHYTOPHARM PLC

Application No.: 11/773952   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2007

Abstract:

Compounds of general formula I: wherein: R1 and R2 are, independently of each other, selected from hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-10alkyl, optionally substituted -CO-(C1-10alkyl), optionally substituted C3-10cycloalkyl, optionally substituted -CO-(C3-10cycloalkyl), optionally substituted C2-10alkenyl, optionally substituted -CO-(C2-10alkenyl), optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted -CO-aryl, or R1 and R2 together represent an optionally substituted saturated or unsaturated C1-10alkylidene group, or an optionally substituted saturated or unsaturated C3-10cycloalkylidene group, or R1 and R2 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached represent an optionally substituted saturated or unsaturated organic ring containing 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 ring carbon atoms and optionally 1, 2 or 3 ring heteroatoms selected from O, N and S

R3, which may be the same as, or different from, either of R1 and R2, is selected from optionally substituted C1-10alkyl, optionally substituted C3-10cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-10alkenyl, and optionally substituted aryl

R4, R5 and R6 are, independently of each other, selected from hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-10alkyl, OH, optionally substituted C1-10 alkoxy, halo, optionally substituted aryloxy, optionally substituted (C1-10alkyl)-S(O)n- where n=0, 1 or 2, optionally substituted aryl-S(O)n- where n=0, 1 or 2, or R4 is hydrogen and R5 and R6 together represent an optionally substituted saturated or unsaturated organic chain containing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 chain carbon atoms and optionally 1, 2 or 3 chain heteroatoms selected from O, N and S, provided that the chain is at least 3 atoms long

with the proviso that, when R1-R2=hydrogen, then any optionally substituted C1-10alkyl or optionally substituted C2-10alkenyl for R3 must have a branch point at one or more of the alpha and beta positions counted from the carbonyl group (or tautomeric form thereof) to which R3 is attached

or a physiologically acceptable salt, complex or prodrug thereof

are disclosed per se and for use in the treatment or prophylaxis of hypersensitivity, smooth muscle disorders, spasmodic conditions, allergic conditions, inflammatory conditions and/or pain.

Priority: GB20060013518 Applic. Date: 2006-07-06

Inventor: REES DARYL DAVID [GB]; GUNNING PHILLIP JAMES [GB]; ORSI ANTONIA [GB]; HOWSON PATRICK A [GB]; BARRACLOUGH PAUL [GB]; CALLIZOT NOELLE [GB]


Patent No.: US7589132B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Dental resins, dental composite materials, and method of manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 11/151723   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A dental restorative composition comprises a resin composition comprising a low shrinkage, polymerizable oligomer contains units of the structure: AB (I) wherein A is an organic radical having 1 to about 6 (meth)acrylate groups and 0 to about 5 hydroxy groups

B is an organic radical having 1 to about 5 epoxide groups, and wherein A and B are linked through the reaction of an epoxide and a hydroxy group

and a filler composition comprising a polyhedral silsequioxane and a sol-derived filler.

These polymerizable dental composites 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: US2003-665391 Applic. Date: 2003-09-19; US2003-452269 Applic. Date: 2003-06-02; US2003-683750 Applic. Date: 2003-10-10; US2002-287428 Applic. Date: 2002-11-04; US2002-136031 Applic. Date: 2002-04-30; US20010287918P Applic. Date: 2001-05-01; US20010338116P Applic. Date: 2001-11-08

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


Patent No.: US7589238B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: TREATMENT OF HYPERPHOSPHATEMIA USING CROSSLINKED SMALL MOLECULE AMINE POLYMERS

Applicant/Assignee: ILYPSA, INC

Application No.: 11/465444   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Anion-binding polymers are described. The anion-binding polymers in some cases are low swelling anion-binding polymers. In some cases, the anion-binding polymers have a pore volume distribution such that a fraction of the polymer is not available for non-interacting solutes above a certain percentage of the MW of the target ion for the polymer. In some cases, the anion-binding polymers are characterized by low ion-binding interference, where the interference is measured in, for example, a gastrointestinal simulant, relative to non-interfering buffer. Pharmaceutical composition, methods of use, and kits are also described.

Priority: US2004-980991 Applic. Date: 2004-11-03; US2004-965044 Applic. Date: 2004-10-13; US2003-701385 Applic. Date: 2003-11-03; US2004-806495 Applic. Date: 2004-03-22

Inventor: CONNOR ERIC [US]; CHARMOT DOMINIQUE [US]; CHANG HAN TING [US]; ROGER FLORENCE [US]; KLAEMER GERRIT [US]; NGUYEN SON HOAI [US]; MILLS JONATHAN [US]; BUYSSE JERRY M [US]; LEE ANGELA [US]; MADSEN DEIDRE [US]; SHAO JUN [US]; COPE MICHAEL J [US]; FORDTRAN JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7591804B2  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: Short winged needle and guard

Applicant/Assignee: DSU MEDICAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/407716   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A winged needle comprises a hollow medical needle which typically is no smaller than 18 gauge carried by a hub. The hub has wings projecting laterally outwardly, the wings having outer tips that are spaced from each other by essentially 20 to 30 mm. A guard for a winged needle tube set is also disclosed, in which the guard comprises a needle guard tube free of wing-receiving slots and defining a forward, open end to receive a winged needle having outwardly extending, substantially unbent wings as positioned within the guard. In some embodiments, the guard comprises a substantially fixed, open mouth having a width of at least 20 mm and a height of at least 5 mm. A novel anchor strip having two flex lines is also provided to the guard.

Priority:

Inventor: UTTERBERG DAVID S [US]; SCHNELL WILLIAM J [US]; BELL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7592025B2  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: Vehicles for oral care with magnolia bark extract

Applicant/Assignee: GIC INNOVATIONS COMPANY

Application No.: 11/602165   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A vehicle and a method for oral care that includes Magnolia Bark Extract in combination with a surface active agent. The effectiveness of Magnolia Bark Extract in inhibiting biofilm formation in the oral cavity is increased by a synergistic combination of the Magnolia Bark Extract with a surface active agent in an oral cavity delivery agent, such as spray, mouthwash, toothpaste, dental cleaner, gel, dental floss, toothpick, dentifrice, and a denture cleaner.

Priority: US20050742363P Applic. Date: 2005-12-02

Inventor: DODDS MICHAEL W J [US]; MAXWELL JAMES ROY [US]; GREENBERG MICHAEL J [US]; TIAN MINMIN [US]


Patent No.: US7592369B2  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: ACYLOXYALKYL CARBAMATE PRODRUGS OF TRANEXAMIC ACID, METHODS OF SYNTHESIS AND USE

Applicant/Assignee: XENOPORT, INC

Application No.: 11/871906   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2007

Abstract:

Acyloxyalkyl carbamate prodrugs of trans-4-(aminomethyl)-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, methods of making prodrugs of trans-4-(aminomethyl)-cyclohexane-carboxylic acid, and methods of using prodrugs of trans-4-(aminomethyl)-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid and pharmaceutical compositions thereof to treat or prevent various diseases or disorders are disclosed. Acyloxyalkyl carbamate prodrugs of trans-4-(aminomethyl)-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid and pharmaceutical compositions thereof suitable for oral and topical administration and for administration using sustained release dosage forms are also disclosed.

Priority: US2006-455855 Applic. Date: 2006-06-20; US20050692625P Applic. Date: 2005-06-20

Inventor: ZERANGUE NOA [US]; JANDELEIT BERND [US]; LI YUNXIAO [US]; GALLOP MARK A [US]


Patent No.: US7594293B2  Issued: 29/Sep/2009

Title: Oral care implement

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO

Application No.: 11/261048   Filing Date: 28/Oct/2005

Abstract:

An oral care implement with a soft tissue cleanser is provided to effectively cleanse the soft tissue of the mouth with comfort and a reduced risk of injury to the user. In one construction, a projection is formed of a combination of a hard material and a soft material. The hard material provides good stability for cleaning debris from the tongue or other tissue while the soft material provides comfort and a reduced risk of injury.

Priority: US2004-011605 Applic. Date: 2004-12-15; US2004-019671 Applic. Date: 2004-12-23; US2004-869922 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; 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; US2004-989267 Applic. Date: 2004-11-17; US20040209242F Applic. Date: 2004-07-14; 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: XI SWANSON [CN]; MEI JAMES [CN]; MOSKOVICH ROBERT [US]; HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS J [US]; MINTEL THOMAS [US]


Patent No.: US7595041B2  Issued: 29/Sep/2009

Title: Treatment of malodour

Applicant/Assignee: BLIS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Application No.: 10/564799   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to methods for inhibiting growth of anaerobic bacteria, particularly halitosis causing bacteria. The methods use BLIS-producing Streptococcus salivarius strains, extracts thereof, and compositions comprising same in the prevention or treatment of halitosis.

Priority: NZ20030527075 Applic. Date: 2003-07-18; NZ20040532382 Applic. Date: 2004-04-20; WO2004NZ00153 Applic. Date: 2004-07-19

Inventor: TAGG JOHN ROBERT [NZ]; CHILCOTT CHRISTOPHER NORMAN [NZ]; BURTON JEREMY PAUL [NZ]


Patent No.: US7595354B2  Issued: 29/Sep/2009

Title: Dental materials with unusual fluorine distribution

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/338034   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A composition comprising (A) at least one fluorinated vinylcyclopropane according to Formula (I) wherein R1 is H or -CO-O-(CH2CH2)p-R7

R2 is H or forms together with R6 a -CH2-C(R9)(R10)-CH2- residue

R3 is H

R4 is H or forms together with R5-CH2-C(R9)(R10)-CH2- residue

R5 is H, -CO-O-R8, -CO-O-(CH2CH2)p-R7 or forms together with R4-CH2-C(R9)(R10)-CH2- residue

R6 is H, -CO-O-R8, -CO-O-(CH2CH2)p-R7 or forms together with R2 a -CH2-C(R9)(R10)-CH2- residue

R7 is perfluorinated C2-C20 aliphatic or alicyclic group

R8 is H, phenyl, benzyl, or a linear or branched C1-C12 aliphatic or alicyclic group

R9 is a H, benzoyl, acetyl or a C1-C5-alkyl group

R10H or a -CO-O-R8

p is 1, 2, 3, or 4, provided that the compound of Formula (I) comprises at least one -CO-O-(CH2CH2)p-R7 residue

(B) at least one non-fluorinated vinylcyclopropane derivative

(C) a bisphenol-A-ether di(meth)acrylate according to Formula (II) wherein R18 is H or CH3, R19 is CH3 or CF3, Y is a C2-C5-alkylen residue which can be substituted by an OH group or is preferably unsubstituted.

Priority: EP20050105472 Applic. Date: 2005-06-21

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; FISCHER URS KARL [CH]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER M [LI]; GALLI GIANCARLO [IT]; RAGNOLI MARINA [IT]; CHIELLINI EMO [IT]


Patent No.: US7596927B2  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Method of tamper proofing a container assembly with an easily opened tamper evident shrink band

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/128007   Filing Date: 12/May/2005

Abstract:

A tamper-evident band is provided which includes a pull tab which is more easily located and more easily grasped by a consumer for removing the tamper-evident band from a container. A method is also disclosed for applying a heat-shrinkable band to a container such that the band is correctly conformed to the configuration of the container with the pull tab properly located for ease of identification and ease of removal.

Priority: US20040573259P Applic. Date: 2004-05-21

Inventor: MOSER JERRY W [US]


Patent No.: US7596928B2  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Apparatus for severing and loading bag fasteners

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/265430   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A clip-separating machine is provided with a guide frame, a clipper, and a displacement structure. The guide frame is configured to support a strip of clips. The clipper has a pair of opposed cutting edges. One of the edges is supported for movement toward and away from another of the edges. The displacement structure is configured to move the one cutting edge toward the other cutting edge so as to cause co-action of the cutting edges to sever a terminal clip from a strip of clips. A method is also provided.

Priority: US20040624672P Applic. Date: 2004-11-02

Inventor: IRWIN JERE F [US]


Patent No.: US7597556B1  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Dental composite delivery system and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/766632   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A tabbed carrier for a dental restoration composite and a pre-packaged unit of composite for performing an aesthetic restoration. The unit is mounted on a polymeric film carrier material and is covered and sealed with the same or otherwise suitable covering film. The carrier film may be an elongated strip containing serially placed units of composite, each readily separable from the strip for individual usage. This packaging is in light restrictive outer packaging since the preferred unit of composite is of a light-cured material such as bis-GMA. In preferred packaging, the unit dose is singular and applicable to the tooth surface with the film carrier which is adapted with tabs to facilitate handling and the draping or damming of the subject tooth from adjacent teeth to facilitate application of the composite. The tabbed carrier enables the composite to be worked, i.e., shaped or formed on the tooth with the film intermediate the composite and the customary forming tools. In preferred embodiments, the tabbed carrier has the composite mounted on a clear carrier film which includes embrasure tabs for selective insertion in the embrasure between the teeth, and in a further preferred embodiment, the carrier film includes an incisal tab to cover the incisal edge of the tooth. The clear carrier is contained in further outer packaging which limits actinic radiation from reaching the composite.

Priority: US20030442989P Applic. Date: 2003-01-28

Inventor: HARRISON III LOUIE V [US]


Patent No.: US7597895B2  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Signal peptides, nucleic acid molecules and methods for treatment of caries

Applicant/Assignee: THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Application No.: 11/005636   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Compounds that competitively inhibit binding of CSP to S. mutans histidine kinase are provided. The compounds are preferably a peptide or an antibody, and are preferably a derivative of [SEQ ID NO:2], a fragment of [SEQ ID NO:2] or a derivative of a fragment of [SEQ ID NO:2]. Methods of making these compounds and their use for inhibiting the growth of S. mutans, for inhibiting dental caries, and for improving dental health are also disclosed.

Priority: US2001-833017 Applic. Date: 2001-04-10; US20010269949P Applic. Date: 2001-02-20

Inventor: HUANG YI-CHEN CATHY [CA]; LEVESQUE CELINE [CA]; CVITKOVITCH DENNIS G [CA]


Patent No.: US7597904B2  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Metalloproteinase inhibitory agent

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 11/739368   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an active agent, in particular a metalloproteinase inhibitory agent of casein-derived peptides obtained by hydrolysis of casein by a food grade bacteria. The invention also relates to the manufacture of an active agent, in which a food grade bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus helveticus is contacted with casein in order to perform a hydrolysis and obtain casein-derived peptides exhibiting metalloproteinases inhibitory property. The present invention also includes isolated and purified inhibitory peptides obtained by hydrolysis of casein by the bacteria.

Priority: EP20020076715 Applic. Date: 2002-04-29; US2004-978319 Applic. Date: 2004-10-28; WO2003EP03663 Applic. Date: 2003-04-08

Inventor: JUILLERAT MARCEL-ALEXANDRE [CH]; ROBERT MARIE-CLAUDE [CH]


Patent No.: US7598267B2  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 11/568930   Filing Date: 10/May/2005

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20040570581P Applic. Date: 2004-05-13; WO2005US16148 Applic. Date: 2005-05-10

Inventor: LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; MCCLELAND BRENT W [US]; NEIPP CHRISTOPHER E [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7601002B2  Issued: 13/Oct/2009

Title: Dental whitening method

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO

Application No.: 10/811724   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A method for whitening a dental surface comprises nonsimultaneously applying a whitening composition to the surface, the whitening composition comprising at least one orally acceptable peroxy compound, and directing a volume of up to about 2.5 ml of an atomized activating composition on to the surface, wherein the activating composition comprises, in the volume so directed, a peroxy compound activating effective amount of at least one orally acceptable basifying agent, and wherein applying the whitening composition and directing the activating composition are separated by an interval not greater than a peroxy compound activating effective interval. The atomized composition can be directed on to the dental surface before or after application of the whitening composition.

Priority:

Inventor: MILANOVICH NEBOJSA [US]; CAMERON RYAN B [US]; CURTIS JOHN P [US]; SUBRAMANYAM RAVI [US]; PRENCIPE MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7601338B2  Issued: 13/Oct/2009

Title: Antiplaque oral composition containing enzymes and cyclodextrins

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO

Application No.: 11/152803   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2005

Abstract:

An antiplaque oral care composition having enhanced oral hygiene and organoleptic properties is provided. The composition contains an enzyme and a cyclodextrin. Papain and other proteolytic enzymes may be preferred. The resulting composition has more favorable organoleptic properties than a comparative composition containing only the enzyme.

Priority: US2002-205119 Applic. Date: 2002-07-25

Inventor: MASTERS JAMES G [US]; PAYNE RICHARD [US]; SZELES LORI H [US]; LIU XIAOYAN [US]; WILLIAMS MALCOLM [US]


Patent No.: US7604017B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Water ingress detection system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/596020   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a water ingress detection system (1) suitable for use in indicating the ingress of water (12) onto a pipe (2) or vessel inside a casing (3), from outside. The system (1) comprises a deflector (4) secured to the underside (7) of the pipe (2) inside the casing (3) provided thereon, a conduit (8) coupled to the deflector (4) for leading water (12) away from the pipe (2) to a water-sensing indicator device (13). The indicator device (13) has a signal output portion (17) disposed externally of the casing (3) for signalling the presence of water (11).

The deflector (4) is formed and arranged for intercepting water (12) running along the exterior (7) of the pipe (2) inside the casing (3) and diverting it into the conduit (8), and the conduit (8) and water-sensing indicator device (13) are formed and arranged so that the indicator device (13) can sense substantially only water (12) intercepted by the deflector (4). In further respects the present invention provides a pipe or vessel provided with a detection system of the invention, and a method of warning of the ingress of water onto a pipe or vessel inside a casing from outside said casing, using a detection system of the invention.

Priority: WO2003GB05216 Applic. Date: 2003-12-03

Inventor: O'HARA LEONARD [GB]


Patent No.: US7604407B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Closure strips for a sheet or a bag, and a resulting sheet or a bag

Applicant/Assignee: S2F FLEXICO

Application No.: 11/413351   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a fastener or closure assembly for fitting to a sheet or to the mouth of a packaging bag, and comprising at least one fastener or closure strip formed by a support web and a fastener or closure element carried by the web, the assembly including sequential cuts occupying a fraction of the width of the support web of the strip, outside the fastener or closure element and distributed over the length of the assembly in order to suppress the effects of warping, curving, or curling of the assembly.

Priority: FR20050006151 Applic. Date: 2005-06-17

Inventor: BOIS HENRI [FR]


Patent No.: US7604961B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: VP1 OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE VIRUS

Applicant/Assignee: ACADEMIA SINICA

Application No.: 11/748294   Filing Date: 14/May/2007

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: US2003-449531 Applic. Date: 2003-05-29

Inventor: LIANG SHU-MEI [TW]; WANG JENG-HWAN [TW]; SHIEH JENG-JER [TW]


Patent No.: US7605190B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Polymerizable compositions with acylgermanium compounds

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/902865   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2007

Abstract:

Composition with at least one polymerizable binder and at least one polymerization initiator, which contains at least one acylgermanium compound according to general Formula (I), in which R0 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1-18-alkyl radical or an acyl group

R1 and R2 are H, an acyl group or have one of the meanings given for R3

R3 is a branched or linear C1-18-alkyl radical which can be unsubstituted or substituted one or more times by -O-, -NH-, -NR-, -S- or interrupted by other groups, trimethylsilyl, hal-(CH3)2Si-[OSi(CH3)2]r-, (CH3)3Si-[OSi(CH3)2]r-, -COOH, -COO-R10, -CO-NR11R12, -CO-vinyl, -CO-phenyl, phenyl-C1-4-alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl or biphenyl, C5-12 cycloalkyl, a 5 or 6-membered O, S or N-containing heterocyclic ring, halogen, OH, an aromatic C6-30 radical which can be substituted or unsubstituted and/or interrupted by O, S or -NR-, or a branched, cyclic or linear C1-20 alkyl, -alkenyl, -alkoxy or -alkenoxy radical

m is 1, 2 or 3

n is 0 or 1 and p is 0 or 1

wherein in each case two of the radicals R0, R1, R2 or R3 can be connected to each other accompanied by the formulation of a 5 to 8 member ring

and the use of acylegermanium compounds of Formula (I), for example, as initiator for radical polymerization.

Priority: EP20060121333 Applic. Date: 2006-09-27; EP20070112299 Applic. Date: 2007-07-11

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; SALZ ULRICH [DE]; FISCHER URS KARL [CH]; LISKA ROBERT [AT]; GRUBER HEINRICH [AT]; GANSTER BEATE [AT]


Patent No.: US7607549B2  Issued: 27/Oct/2009

Title: Capsule containing a mixer substance for bottles containing pressurised liquids

Applicant/Assignee: BORMIOLI ROCCO & FIGLIO S.P.A

Application No.: 10/513044   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The capsule includes a lower cap with a security strip which inserts removably on a mouth of a bottle. The upper part of the lower cap is open and provided with a neck which couples with an upper cap, also having a security strip. A reservoir is provided within the upper cap and has a breakable bottom

the reservoir also internally includes a cutter. The upper cap can move axially downwards with respect to the neck and the bottle, while it is prevented from moving upwards. The capsule also includes an anchoring between the reservoir and the neck of the capsule when the reservoir is inserted in the neck. The process includes filling the bottle with fizzy water, hermetically closing the bottle with a capsule containing substances to be added to the fizzy water, and introducing the substances into the fizzy water before consuming the drink.

Priority: WO2002IT00283 Applic. Date: 2002-04-30

Inventor: MORINI EMILIO [IT]


Patent No.: US7607851B2  Issued: 27/Oct/2009

Title: Fountain toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/821353   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2007

Abstract:

A toothbrush body includes a handle connected to a head and bristles projecting from the top of the head. A channel runs longitudinally through the body between a first opening and a second opening such that the first opening is in communication with the second opening through the channel. The channel and the first and second openings are arranged so that a substantially downward running stream of water directed into one of the first opening and the second opening is redirected through the channel and out of the other of the first opening and the second opening to form a fountain. A direction of a flow of the fountain at the other of the first opening and the second opening has an upward component so that a user, i.e., holder of the toothbrush, can easily reach the fountain for oral rinsing.

Priority: US2006-401702 Applic. Date: 2006-04-11

Inventor: AMRON SCOTT L [US]


Patent No.: US7608229B2  Issued: 27/Oct/2009

Title: Endoscope cleaning and disinfecting apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP

Application No.: 11/716408   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2007

Abstract:

An endoscope cleaning and disinfecting apparatus of the present invention includes: a bottle body, including, a rigid portion with a mouth portion, and a deformable portion which is in a first shape while the disinfectant being stored therein and is deformable from the first shape to a second shape upon being compressed when the disinfectant is discharged therefrom

and a disinfectant tray having a housing section which can be pulled out of the apparatus body and into which the bottle body is housed, the disinfectant tray being provided with a housing space for a first slide member which allows the housing section to slide relative to the apparatus body and a housing space for a second slide member which is slidable relative to the first slide member.

Priority: WO2006JP323037 Applic. Date: 2006-11-17

Inventor: KOTANI KOJIRO [JP]; HASEGAWA HITOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7608579B2  Issued: 27/Oct/2009

Title: Lung volume reduction using glue compositions

Applicant/Assignee: PNEUMRX, INC

Application No.: 11/008093   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for sealing localized regions of damaged lung tissue to reduce overall lung volume. The glue compositions provide a glue featuring an adhering moiety coupled to one or more other moieties including, for example, a cross-linkable moiety and/or one other adhering moiety. The methods and compositions of the invention find use, for example, in treating pulmonary conditions, such as emphysema.

Priority: US20040580444P Applic. Date: 2004-06-16; US20040586932P Applic. Date: 2004-07-08; US20040586950P Applic. Date: 2004-07-08

Inventor: GONG GLEN [US]; DIECK RONALD [US]


Patent No.: US7610735B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Machine For Packing Stacks Of Disc-Shaped Articles Inside Rigid Cylindrical Containers

Applicant/Assignee: MARCHESINI GROUP S.P.A

Application No.: 12/041251   Filing Date: 03/Mar/2008

Abstract:

A machine for packing tablets inside rigid tubes exhibits: a supply line for supplying empty tubes arranged with vertical axes and mouths facing upwards

an inlet station wherein deflector organs operate which tip the cylindrical containers on sides thereof, and first organs which pick up individual thus-tipped containers and release the containers to corresponding gripping organs provided by a multiple conveyor

a filling station in which a plurality of supply units release a predetermined quantity of tablets, stacked one on the other, into paused tubes, borne by the multiple conveyor

a closing station containing devices which insert caps into the mouths of the filled containers borne by the multiple conveyor

an outlet station containing devices which pick up paused individual closed containers borne by the multiple conveyor and release the containers onto transporter organs.

Priority: IT2007BO00176 Applic. Date: 2007-03-14

Inventor: MONTI GIUSEPPE [IT]


Patent No.: US7611695B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Flavored hemostatic and acid etching compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/988872   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2004

Abstract:

Hemostatic compositions and dental etching compositions for oral use include methyl salicylate in order to mask or disguise their otherwise unpleasant taste. The methyl salicylate, hemostatic and/or dental etching agent are dispersed within an aqueous carrier, which may be liquid or viscous as desired. In order to increase the stickiness and the viscosity of the carrier, a higher molecular weight polyol and/or a finely divided inorganic filler may be included. Methyl salicylate is selected as the flavorant because it has been found to have enhanced stability in the presence of strongly acidic compositions compared to other flavorants known in the art. In addition, methyl salicylate does not leave behind an unpleasant after taste.

For this reason, methyl salicylate is uniquely suited for masking or disguising the profoundly sour, bitter and rusty taste of hemostatic agents or the sour or bitter taste of dental etching agents.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]


Patent No.: US7611739B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Method of using guava extract and composition including guava extract

Applicant/Assignee: AMERILAB TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/327586   Filing Date: 06/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A method of using guava extract is disclosed that includes administering alcohol to a mammal, and administering guava extract within no greater than about 12 hours of administering of the alcohol. A composition is also disclosed that includes a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and guava extract.

Priority:

Inventor: WEHLING FRED [US]; ALDRITT MARY [US]; LUI GEMING [US]


Patent No.: US7612045B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Compounds, compositions and methods for controlling biofilms and bacterial infections

Applicant/Assignee: SEQUOIA SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/662806   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides compounds and compositions useful for controlling bacterial biofilms as well as for controlling and/or preventing bacterial infections. The compounds of the invention are pentacyclic acid triterpenes. Methods for controlling biofilms and for controlling and/or preventing bacterial infections are also disclosed.

Priority: US20040609763P Applic. Date: 2004-09-14; WO2005US32874 Applic. Date: 2005-09-14

Inventor: ELDRIDGE GARY R [US]


Patent No.: US7614572B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Electrostatic spraying device

Applicant/Assignee: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/588729   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2004

Abstract:

An electrostatic spraying device has a removable cartridge with a reservoir containing a volume of liquid compositions to be electrically sprayed. The reservoir is deformable according to inner pressure and configured to provide a removable cartridge. The device includes a dispensing unit for spraying the liquid composition. The dispensing unit includes a nozzle for dispensing the liquid composition and an emitter electrode which charges the liquid composition for electrostatically spraying the liquid composition out through the nozzle. A suction pump is integrated into the dispensing unit in an immediately upstream relation with the reservoir for feeding the liquid composition from the reservoir to the nozzle.

Thus, the suction pump can be concentrated together with the emitter electrode and the nozzle into the dispensing unit on one end of the reservoir, enabling to realize the cartridge of a compact design.

Priority: WO2004JP01361 Applic. Date: 2004-02-09; WO2004JP17997 Applic. Date: 2004-11-26

Inventor: YAMAGUCHI NAOKI [JP]; NAGASAWA SHUNICHI [JP]; WILSON DAVID EDWARD [US]; YAMASAKI MASAYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7615560B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Thienopyrimidines As Cooling Agents

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/791268   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Use of a compound of formula (I) where R1 is a C4-6 alkylene linkage optionally substituted by a C1-4alkyl group

R2 is -NH, -NH2 or -OH

R3 is C1-5 alkyl optionally terminated by a hydroxy, phenyl or a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic group such as furyl or N-imidazolyl and R4 is H

or R3 and R4 together form a C3-5 alkylene linkage

to produce a topical refreshing or cooling sensation in a mammal such as a human.

Priority: GB20040026266 Applic. Date: 2004-11-30; WO2005EP11972 Applic. Date: 2005-11-07

Inventor: FOSTER ALISON JAYNE [GB]; VAN DER LOGT CORNELIS PAUL ERIK [NL]; LOURBAKOS AFRODITE [NL]; TAREILUS ERWIN WERNER [NL]


Patent No.: US7615582B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: One-pack type adhesive composition for dental use

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY MEDICAL INC

Application No.: 10/582958   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A hydrophobic acidic group-containing polymeric monomer (a)

a water-soluble polymeric monomer (b)

water (c)

a photopolymerization initiator (d)

an aromatic tertiary amine (e) having an electron-withdrawing group

a cross-linkable polymeric monomer (f)

and a basic compound (g) for producing a water-soluble salt through a reaction with a part of the hydrophobic acidic group-containing polymeric monomer (a) are included as essential compounding ingredients. A one-part dental adhesive composition that exhibits high adhesive strength and high storage stability in adhesion between a teeth, and more particularly enamel or dentine, and a dental repairing material, and more particularly a resin material, is provided.

Since the adhesive composition is one-part type, there is no need to mix in an adhering operation, and in addition, it exhibits high adhesive strength without performing preprocessing (etching processing and priming processing), it is suitably used as a one-step type dental adhesive composition for performing an adhering operation in a teeth repairing treatment in one processing.

Priority: JP20030423790 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19; WO2004JP18272 Applic. Date: 2004-12-08

Inventor: NAKATSUKA KAZUMITSU [JP]; NISHIGAKI NAOKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7616111B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: System to monitor the ingestion of medicines

Applicant/Assignee: CARESTREAM HEALTH, INC

Application No.: 11/156959   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A system for monitoring ingestion of medicine (21) comprises forming a digestible radio frequency identification (RFID) tag (10). The RFID tag is attached to the medicine. The RFID tag and medicine are ingested. A signal from the RFID tag is monitored.

Priority:

Inventor: COVANNON EDWARD [US]; SQUILLA JOHN R [US]; RANKIN-PAROBEK DONNA K [US]; RINAS EUGENE R [US]; BLISH NELSON A [US]


Patent No.: US7618192B2  Issued: 17/Nov/2009

Title: Ball Bearing

Applicant/Assignee: MYONIC GMBH

Application No.: 10/595525   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a ball bearing with an inner race (2) and an outer race (1) disposed coaxially with respect to it, wherein between inner race (2) and outer race (1) bearing balls (6) are disposed which are guided by means of a cage (3), the cage (3) being comprised of a composite material. The invention addresses the problem of proposing a ball bearing, which combines a long service life with the properties of being capable of operating after a lubrication system failure. This is attained thereby that the composite material comprises epoxide resin as well as fibers.

Priority: DE20031051346 Applic. Date: 2003-10-31; WO2004EP11580 Applic. Date: 2004-10-15

Inventor: MOESLE PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7618208B2  Issued: 17/Nov/2009

Title: Attachment means for a cosmetic dispenser

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/184408   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2005

Abstract:

Conventional dispensers for a cosmetic fluid, such as a liquid, comprises a bottle having a housing for a low regulator, such as a roller or preferably a ball and a cap which is securable to the bottle by a single set of co-operating screw threads. An improved dispenser secures the cap to the bottle, and especially to the housing, by a plurality of sets of mounting elements, one of which comprises a cam providing axial movement of the cap when it is rotated around the bottle and the other a follower, such a lug and bayonet. One element is mounted on the interior of the cap and the other on the exterior of the bottle/housing.

The mounting elements on the bottle/housing advantageously are separated both laterally around the periphery and axially so as to permit the mounting elements on the cap to pass axially between adjacent bottle elements and the cap to be rotated until matched sets of elements are brought into contact. The bottle can comprise separate moldings for the housing and the reservoir which are in fluid tight fitting, the moldings preferably having anti-rotational means such as an axial-extending lug on one molding that can be slid into an axial slot channel or socket on the other molding.

Priority: GB20040016248 Applic. Date: 2004-07-20

Inventor: BAINES ROGER ANTHONY [GB]; HAIGH PAUL [GB]; PAY PAUL NICHOLAS [GB]; SOMERS MARK GEOFFREY [GB]; TAVARES DA SILVA REGINALDO ALEXANDRE [GB]


Patent No.: US7618408B2  Issued: 17/Nov/2009

Title: Vial Assembly and Method for Reducing Nosocomial Infections

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/857670   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2007

Abstract:

Vacuum break vial assembly and method for reducing the incidence of nosocomial infections, comprising a vial stopper having a 2-part withdrawn-fluid volume compensation assembly having a barbed vent element that secures an apertured needle sheath, a bladder-retainer tube and an expandable/unfoldable bladder. The vial has an aluminum cap holding a plastic flip-off top that removes a central portion of the cap to permit access by hypodermic needle through the stopper into the needle sheath. No pre-pressurization of the vial by ambient contaminated air via the hypodermic can occur. Rather, the needle is inserted in the vial through the stopper and the medicinal fluid withdrawn. Air is inlet into the separate bladder which expands to permit withdrawal of fluid into the hypodermic without vacuum lock.

No air having pathogen vectors is introduced into the vial medicinal fluid as the bladder isolates volume-compensating air from the medicinal fluid. Plural embodiments are shown.

Priority: US20060826287P Applic. Date: 2006-09-20; US20070890134P Applic. Date: 2007-02-15

Inventor: YANDELL MARION E [US]


Patent No.: US7621412B2  Issued: 24/Nov/2009

Title: Hot fill container and closure and associated method

Applicant/Assignee: STOKELY-VAN CAMP, INC

Application No.: 10/606439   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A method for hot-filling and closing a polymer container is disclosed in which one of the closure for the container and the head space area of the container is provided with a hole covered with a hydrophobic air permeable membrane. The container is then filled with a hot liquid and the filled container is closed but for the air permeable component. The filled container is then cooled with the pressure between the interior of the container and the ambient pressure being equalized due to the air permeable membrane. Subsequent to cooling, an air-tight seal is provided over the membrane-covered hole. An associated container and closure cap is also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: RANIWALA SUBODH K [US]


Patent No.: US7621425B2  Issued: 24/Nov/2009

Title: Apparatus for controlled initiation of fluid-flow from an inverted container

Applicant/Assignee: GENX INNOVATIONS, LLC

Application No.: 11/312626   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2005

Abstract:

An apparatus is provided for containing a fluid, and for controlling the release and flow of the fluid. The apparatus includes a container having a mouth, a neck with a circumferential sealing region on its inner surface, a body, and a resistance stop. The apparatus further includes a barrier flap which can significantly arc transverse to its length, disposed within the neck of the container, and hingedly pivot between "open" and "closed" positions. The barrier flap is cooperative with the circumferential sealing region and the resistance stop within the neck. Squeezing the body increases internal pressure within the container, resulting in a release of the barrier flap past the resistance stop, allowing the fluid to flow out of the container.

Also, squeezing the neck causes arcing and release of the barrier flap, allowing the fluid held in the container to flow past the barrier flap and out of the container.

Priority:

Inventor: MATHEW SHELBY [US]


Patent No.: US7621746B2  Issued: 24/Nov/2009

Title: Mouthpiece devices and methods to allow UV whitening of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: TWILIGHT TEETH, INC., A CORPORATION TWILIGHT TEETH, INC

Application No.: 11/603301   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2006

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: US2003-668726 Applic. Date: 2003-09-23; US20020413049P Applic. Date: 2002-09-24

Inventor: BAUGHMAN JERALD L [US]


Patent No.: US7624467B2  Issued: 01/Dec/2009

Title: Dental cleaning device

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 10/871469   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A brush attachment of an electric cleaning device, the cleaning device including a coupling section to which the brush attachment can be joined. The brush section can include an open end configured to releasably attach to the coupling section of the cleaning device and an interlock canceling element configured to engage the coupling section and displace a longitudinally displaceable drive mechanism extending from the cleaning device a predetermined distance to control the operation of the cleaning device.

Priority: DE20001013205 Applic. Date: 2000-03-17; US2001-811080 Applic. Date: 2001-03-16

Inventor: HILSCHER ALEXANDER [DE]; REICK HANSJOERG [DE]; SCHWARZ-HARTMANN ARMIN [DE]; TRAWINSKI PETER [DE]; STRATMANN MARTIN [DE]; VORBECK WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US7625210B2  Issued: 01/Dec/2009

Title: Treatment devices for providing oral treatments and kits and methods that utilize such treatment devices

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/914487   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2004

Abstract:

Treatment devices in the shape of a dental tray, strip or patch include a barrier layer and a protective adhesive composition. Treatment kits include one or more treatment devices and one or more treatment compositions that are initially separate from the treatment devices. The treatment compositions may be contained within a syringe (e.g., a unit dose syringe) for ease of delivery. The treatment composition is dispensed from the syringe onto the barrier layer and then placed over a person's teeth and/or gums. The protective adhesive composition, in combination with the barrier layer, at least partially confines the treatment composition to a desired location within the person's mouth during use. The barrier layer protects the treatment and protective adhesive compositions from saliva or moisture found in the person's mouth.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US7625442B2  Issued: 01/Dec/2009

Title: Shaped bodies that can be scanned by optical systems

Applicant/Assignee: S & C POLYMER SILICON- UND COMPOSITE-SPEZIALITAETEN GMBH R-DENTAL DENTALERZEUGNISSE GMBH

Application No.: 10/343527   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a kit of parts consisting of: a) a material for producing a shaped body

b) a metal powder, a powder of a metal alloy, a powder of a pigment having a metallic effect or a powder having a laminar structure, and

c) if needed, of customary additives. The inventive kit of parts can be used to produce shaped bodies, especially in the field of dentistry, which can be excellently detected by optical systems.

Priority: DE20001038564 Applic. Date: 2000-08-03; WO2001EP09018 Applic. Date: 2001-08-03

Inventor: ENGELBRECHT JUERGEN [DE]; ZIEGLER WOLFRAM [DE]; SPRAFKE ANDREAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7625551B2  Issued: 01/Dec/2009

Title: POLYETHER-BASED DENTAL IMPRESSION MATERIAL CURABLE BY METATHESIS REACTION

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/276273   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Two-part dental impression material curable by a metathesis reaction comprising a base paste with first and second resin components each containing at least two cycloolefin groups per molecule curable by a metathesis reaction with a metathesis catalyst. The first resin includes a urethane polyether or polyester carboxylate backbone terminated with the cycloolefin groups and the second resin includes an alkoxy-siloxane polyether or polyester carboxylate backbone terminated with the cycloolefin groups. The metathesis catalyst can be a ruthenium carbene complex catalyst.

Priority: US2004-988881 Applic. Date: 2004-11-15

Inventor: ANGELETAKIS CHRISTOS [US]


Patent No.: US7629003B2  Issued: 08/Dec/2009

Title: Esters of L-carnitine of alkanoyl L-carnitines useful as cationic lipids for the intracellular delivery of pharmacologically active compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SIGMA-TAU INDUSTRIE FARMACEUTICHE RIUNITE S.P.A SIGMA-TAU FARMACEUTICHE RIUNITE S.P.A

Application No.: 10/624645   Filing Date: 23/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines are described which can be used as cationic lipids for the intracellular delivery of pharmacologically active compounds. New esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines of formula (I) are also disclosed wherein the R groups are as defined in the description.

Priority: IT1999RM00220 Applic. Date: 1999-04-13; US2001-958328 Applic. Date: 2001-10-09

Inventor: PISANO CLAUDIO [IT]; TINTI MARIA ORNELLA [IT]; SANTANIELLO MOSE [IT]; CRITELLI LUCIANA [IT]; SALVATORI GIOVANNI [IT]


Patent No.: US7629571B2  Issued: 08/Dec/2009

Title: Light Measurement apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/824257   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a light measurement apparatus (34), having a light source to which a light guide apparatus (24) is connected, with the light guide apparatus (24) having a light outlet area (30) on the light output side and the light measurement apparatus (34) having a light sensor arrangement (36), and having a stop for the light guide apparatus (24) to make contact with. The light sensor arrangement (36) has at least two sensors (40a, 40b, 40c, . . . ), to which light from the light outlet area (30) can be applied.

Priority: DE200610035657 Applic. Date: 2006-07-31; US20070880764P Applic. Date: 2007-01-17

Inventor: PLANK WOLFGANG [AT]; SENN BRUNO [CH]


Patent No.: US7632098B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: Self-adhesive dental compositions and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/916240   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to dental compositions that can be used as adhesives for bonding a dental material to a dental structure surface and/or as a dental restorative material. The dental composition is preferably applied to a dental structure surface under conditions effective to etch the dental structure surface.

Priority: US20030494603P Applic. Date: 2003-08-12

Inventor: FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]; AASEN STEVEN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; CINADER DAVID K [US]; CRAIG BRADLEY D [US]; HECHT REINHOLD [DE]; LUCHTERHANDT THOMAS [DE]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; RAO PRABHAKARA S [US]; SHUKLA BRIAN A [US]; WATERMANN MARKUS [DE]


Patent No.: US7632280B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MAXILLARY SINUS ELEVATION

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/102085   Filing Date: 14/Apr/2008

Abstract:

A method and apparatus is disclosed for providing implants in the upper jaws of a person. A sleeve is inserted through the alveolar ridge to the maxillary sinus. The sleeve is used to raise the subantral membrane and form a cavity. A filler, such as a bone growth stimulant is injected through the sleeve into the cavity. In the process, the sleeve also can cut and/or condense the bone around itself so that the bone can hold an implant. Optionally, the bone growth stimulant is also introduced into the bone surrounding the sleeve. During the injection, the pressure within the sleeve or the cavity is monitored to detect and prevent the rupture of the subantral membrane.

Priority: US2005-227687 Applic. Date: 2005-09-15; US20040619542P Applic. Date: 2004-10-15

Inventor: HOCHMAN MARK N [US]


Patent No.: US7632460B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: Test kits and devices

Applicant/Assignee: INVERNESS MEDICAL SWITZERLAND GMBH

Application No.: 11/241250   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A test kit for determining the presence of one or more analytes in a fluid sample, including 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, where precisely located engagement of the assay device with the reading device causes a 'lock-and-key' interaction between the assay device and reading initiation means of the reading device. Preferably the reading initiation means includes switch actuating means including at least one fixed projecting portion and at least one displaceable projecting portion, and a contact portion of the assay device casing includes a recess shaped to accommodate the fixed projecting portion of the switch actuating means but not the displaceable projecting portion.

Priority: EP19960307089 Applic. Date: 1996-09-27; US1997-935717 Applic. Date: 1997-09-23

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


Patent No.: US7632525B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: Breath freshening and oral cleansing product with magnolia bark extract in combination with surface active agents

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 11/181579   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2005

Abstract:

An oral composition for oral cleansing, breath freshening, and anti-microbial benefits includes Magnolia Bark Extract in combination with a surface active agent. The effectiveness of Magnolia Bark Extract in inhibiting biofilm formation in the oral cavity is increased by a synergistic combination of the Magnolia Bark Extract with a surface active agent in an oral cavity delivery agent, such as chewing gum, a confectionary, a lozenge, a compressed tablet, and an edible film.

Priority: US2003-606671 Applic. Date: 2003-06-25; US20020319346P Applic. Date: 2002-06-25

Inventor: DODDS MICHAEL WILLIAM JAMES [US]; MAXWELL JAMES ROY [US]; GREENBERG MICHAEL J [US]; TIAN MINMIN [US]; AUMANN REBECCA ANN [US]


Patent No.: US7632877B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: DENTAL RESINS, DENTAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Application No.: 11/696872   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

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: US2003-452269 Applic. Date: 2003-06-02

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


Patent No.: US7634176B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: Device and method for forming water vapor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/707790   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2007

Abstract:

A device and method are provided for forming vapor mainly utilizing the atomization device to form low temperature water vapor, and then using an adjustable heating unit to warm the low temperature water vapor, or mixing some high temperature steam to get needed temperature water vapor. The invention uses the atomization device which mainly was used to humidify the air to form the needed water vapor in beauty, hairdressing, or health care so as to adjust the temperature of water vapor to solve the problems which are existing in the fields of beauty, hairdressing, health care, where the high temperature steam scalds a person more easily, and the temperature is difficult to control. The present invention makes the application of the steam in these fields more free, common and popular.

Priority: CN20061045326 Applic. Date: 2006-06-30

Inventor: YOU TUMING [CN]

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